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

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

April Ria “Darshana” Qureshi-Davidson

Darshana has practiced yoga since 1990 when she happened upon a yoga class in Vancouver, BC and found breath as the connection between body and mind. In 1994, Darshana’s path veered toward Aikido, a Japanese martial art, where she trained spiritedly and taught adults and children earning her 3rd dan (black belt) in 2011. Formalizing… 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

Christina “Dristi” Bergin

Christina is a lifelong learner. An introduction of yoga over 25 years ago created a curiosity about slow movement and tuning into our bodies. Exploring many different yoga modalities over the years, Christina has found a sacred place in Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Meditation, through her YTT 200 and YTT 300 advanced training. The… Read more

John “Hari Niranjan” 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 early 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, Eoin Finn, Sadie Nardini… Read more

Karen Foley

A devoted practitioner, Karen began her yogic journey over 18 years ago at the Inner Ear in Roberts Creek with Betty and Michael. From there, she went on to study under Georgia Cyr (and all the greats at Blissful). In addition, she has attended classes at YBTS since its inception, gaining exposure to many more… Read more

Lesley “Japa” Morgan

Lesley’s life changed in 2016 when she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga By The Sea. She began by teaching karma classes at the studio, then coordinating the program to allow teachers-in-training the opportunity to practice their new craft. Through this service (Seva), she found her heart opening and her mind quietening,… Read more

Marina “Amrita” Mawby

Marina is an enchanting and engaging teacher who guides her students through a Divine Flow of yoga postures. She has completed her advanced training with Hasu, and continues her own study through mentoring current advanced YTT students.

Melissa “Atma Indrani Chandra Devi” Lyons

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 “Aditi” 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

Roxanne “Moksha” 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

Studio Support

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 “Ganga” May

Jenn has been a dedicated student of yoga since 2015, starting with a home practice and then attending hot hatha and vinyasa flow classes at Moksha (now Modo) Yoga in Burnaby for 2 years. She completed her 200 hour training with Hasu at Yoga by the Sea in 2018, and then completed the 300 hour… Read more

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