Instructors and Staff

Our dedicated, experienced and professional instructors, with generous hearts and deep personal knowledge, offer a variety of classes and services including yoga, meditation, pilates, tai chi, bodywork, therapy and advanced learning.

Marney ‘Hasu’ Coulter

Marney Hasu Coulter - Yoga By The Sea

Hasu is an intuitive and knowledgeable Yogi. For nearly 25 years, she has shared a flowing practice which creates self alignment and attunement, based on teachings from her own life experience, Kripalu Yoga, Amrit Yoga, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. The focus is on exploring sensation through movement and stillness, while drawing on the breath as… Read more

Andre (Prabhat) Casaubon

Andre (Prabhat) Casaubon

With more than 35 years of practice and teaching yoga, Andre (Prabhat) has kept an exuberance and joy with every class. Classically trained in Raj Yoga, this has meant an ability to teach Hatha, Chair and Yin Yoga along with assisting in the development of new yoga teachers through the Yoga Teacher Training program. His main… Read more

Lyne Lantaigne

Lyne Lantaigne

B.Ed, BFA, Registered Yoga Therapist CYA-E-RYT 550 For the past 18 years I have dedicated myself to the path of yoga and meditation. I approach teaching from a Yoga Therapy perspective; a student-centered approach. With a background in education, I have taught languages and visual art. My love of learning and deep inquiry is what… Read more

Nicola Tiburzi

Nicola Tiburzi | Yoga by the Sea

As a teen, Nicola Tiburzi became a dedicated student of yoga. She has studied the Iyengar method since 2001. On two occasions Nicola has taken courses with the Iyengar family and resident teachers of RIMYI in India, and studied with Geeta Iyengar and Abhijata at four intensives in North America. She continues to develop her… Read more

Anna Green

Woman smiling

E-RYT500, NYE 1000 Trained as an Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher, I creatively embrace all traditions of yoga in my vinyasa flow instruction. My classes include guided posture flow, free form movement and dance, breath awareness, balance sequences, self-awakening therapeutic conditioning, fluid restorative, pranassage and deep relaxation. I believe in fostering awareness and respect for each student’s… Read more

April Ria Qureshi-Davidson

April Ria has been practicing yoga since 1990 when she happened upon a yoga class in Vancouver, BC and found the connection between the body and breath as a path to master the mind. April Ria’s path veered toward Aikido, a Japanese martial art, where she trained spiritedly and taught adults and children earning her… Read more

Brianna Milne

Brianna Milne sitting in a field of grass

Brianna has been working with children professionally for 5 years, began her journey into yoga 4 years ago and has since become a 200 RYT as well as continuing her journey into Yoga with a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. With her passion of Yoga and love of children she has been able to beautifully… Read more

Bridie Cotter

Through yoga, I found my Self and learned to truly love myself while deepening and expanding my love for others and for all beings everywhere. I am deeply devoted to this sacred, healing, heart opening and playful practice.  I’ve never fancied myself a teacher, but like so many who find a daily practice and wish to go… Read more

Brock and Laurie O’Byrne

Brock and Laurie O'Byrne, Yoga By The Sea Tai Chi instructors

Brock and Laurie O’Byrne have been practicing Tai Chi and other martial arts for over 40 years and have had the privilege of such great teachers as Ch’eng Man Ch’ing’s students Patrick Watson and Ben Low as well as Master Mak Po and Ichuan Master, Sam Tam. Their practice is also informed by Oscar Ichazo… Read more

Chris Niebergall

Chris smiling and holding his didjeridu in the sunshine

Chris Niebergall has been a passionate musician his whole life. He was absorbed by the sound of the didjeridu upon his first listen in 2003. In 2005 he received one and has been playing ever since, either in band settings or meditations. He has apprenticed with renowned Didjeridu Master Shine. Chris offers one on one… Read more

Cynthia Gareau

Cynthia Gareau - Yoga By The Sea instructor

I have been practicing Yoga for the last ten years. The benefits of Yoga are amazing! I love how it works your whole body and strengthens the core, legs and muscles. At the same time it relieving stress, boosts your immune system, clears your mind and improves your flexibility. I love that it also releases… Read more

Denise Ewart

Denise Ewart | Yoga by the Sea

Denise went to her first yoga class as a teenager in the 60’s at the recommendation of her dance teacher as a way to manage her scoliosis and is forever grateful to these two wise women who started her on the yogic path. It has been a lifetime practise and a means to holistically manage… Read more

Jane Osborne

Jane Osborne, M.A., C.C.C. — Counsellor and member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association - Yoga By The Sea

M.A., C.C.C. — Counsellor and member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Jane Osborne has a small private practice, providing counselling to individual clients at Yoga By the Sea in the Moon Studio. She has provided counselling to youth and adults for over 25 years, combining traditional psychotherapy approaches, with a Danish psychotherapy model… Read more

Jennifer May

Jennifer May | Yoga by the Sea

Jenn has been practicing yoga for several years, exploring various styles and classes at home, studios, gyms, and festivals. She found a daily practice to be an essential element in healing herself after a period of trauma and extreme stress and in maintaining a sense of balance in her busy life as a working mom…. Read more

John McDougall-Goulet

John McDougall | Yoga by the Sea

John was first exposed to yoga as a child in the late 1960s and dabbled with it sporadically over the next two decades. In the mid-1990s he commenced a regular practice predominantly in the Mysore style of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, participating in workshops and training programs under such luminaries as Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Sadie Nardini and Matt Giordano. Additionally, he… Read more

Karin Watson

Karin Watson | Yoga by the Sea

A graduate of Hasu’s 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings, and of the 100 hour Amrit Institute’s Yoga Nidra practitioner program, Karin has been drawn to yogic philosophy and practice from the start. She began with her mom, Kareen Zebroff’s book Yoga for Children and Lawrence Welk or Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita as the soundtrack…. Read more

Katie Hicks

Katie Hicks | Yoga by the Sea

Katie is a Modo/Moksha certified yoga teacher. She combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional Hatha yoga and her classes are designed to be accessible to every body. Katie discovered yoga when she was looking for a new physical practice, hoping to lose weight and become more fit. She will never… Read more

Leah Painter

Leah Painter

Leah first came to yoga as most do — with an intent of physical fitness. After completing her first teacher training in 2007, she was transformed into bringing yoga into all parts of her life. She believes in the power of a personal practice and the applications of yoga at an individual level. Her practice… Read more

Lori (Bodhi) Edwards

Lori Edwards

“The deeper I go, the better it gets” Since her initial training at Yoga by the Sea in 2013, Lori has continued to explore and expand her education and training, finding her path in the direction of Therapeutic Yoga and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. Lori’s dedication has brought many wonderful opportunities to share her experience and… Read more

Melissa Lyons

Melissa Lyons | Yoga by the Sea

Melissa is a long time Yogi who graduated from Yoga By The Sea’s very first teacher training in 2012. Her passion for supporting people as they come to explore the connections between their body, mind and life led her to become a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Group… Read more

Melony Mok

Movement has always been sacred to me. I have danced my whole life, whether it’s been grooving to a good song in my living room, taking dance classes or flowing through a vinyasa. Through dance I discovered how truly wonderful it feels to be so deeply connected with the body and breath moving together as… Read more

Mishelle Brydges

Mishelle Brydges

Mishelle is an advanced Classical Pilates instructor certified through The Pilates Center in Bounder, CO. She did her training at Kalijo Pilates in Davis Bay and Pilates From the Center in North Vancouver. Coming from a background in Contemporary dance, as a teacher, choreographer and performer, Mishelle has always been passionate about learning developmental movement,… Read more

Roxanne Sammartino

Roxanne Sammartino

Roxanne feels that her life is always evolving and yoga has been a solid foundation which has helped her cultivate peace, clarity, and gratitude. Roxanne began practicing yoga in 2002 with Sharon Tron (OmSweetOm, Sunshine Coast).  After completing her first teacher training (Kids Yoga) at Semperviva in 2014 she has continued to deepen her Yoga… Read more

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Judith (Anandi) Grieve

Judith Anandi Grieve

Current Class Leading- Chair Yoga, for over 55s Assisting as adjustor – Restorative Yoga Sub-Yin Yoga Seva Yogi in the studio and during courses Among many others, Bhakti Hasu, Prabhat & Lyne Lantaigne have been my esteemed Yoga teachers, via participation in TT1 and TT2, and through taking their divine classes at Yoga By The… Read more

Sophie Beaudoin

Sophie Beaudoin - Yoga By The Sea

Born and bred in North Vancouver, I landed on the Sunshine Coast through the serendipity of life in 2013. As fate would have it, I was a student in Marney’s very first yoga teacher training back in 2012 and like to consider myself one of her “guinea pigs”. My life and the yoga teacher training… Read more