OUR INSTRUCTORS

Kelsey

Yoga Instructor

 

Having been given the opportunity as a military wife to live in different places all across Canada, Kelsey has had the gift of experiencing diverse teachings and perspectives from many people, instructors and different studios.  Finding herself in new communities, surrounded by strangers, her yoga practice has always felt like a space that she could belong. Completing her yoga certification in Bali, through Shanti Yoga Halifax, she was influenced and surrounded by the loving Balinese culture and their dedication to practicing gratitude with open hearts.  She hopes to bring some of these teachings to Cape Breton, working with intention to create both a studio and regular classes that remind people of what it feels like to come home, to belong, to both yourself and to a loving community.

Kelsey leads thoughtful and inclusive classes, encouraging students to challenge themselves while practicing honesty, openness, attention and self compassion.  From the bottom of her heart, she thanks all of her teachers, past, present and future. If we maintain an open mind and a curious nature, we will always learn from each other and continue to grow.  Every breath is an opportunity for a new beginning.

Liv

Yoga Instructor 

 

Liv became a student of yoga 4 years ago and continues to follow that path with passion. She finished her 200 hour teaching training program with YogYam Yoga here in Cape Breton in June of 2019

For Liv, yoga is a practical aid to a way of life, and extends past the physical benefits of asana practice. She believes Yoga is for EVERYONE; regardless of age, gender, physical ability, or any other factors.

Outside of her yoga practice, liv comes from a background of materials engineering and research into aerospace and automotive material science. She also has a passion for music and guitar, playing for the past 16+ years. 

Liv shares her practice with joy to anyone who is interested/beginning or on their yoga journey. She also loves to share knowledge with likeminded people, always trying to learn and grow:)

Kat 

Yoga Instructor 

 

Kat fell in love with yoga almost 10 years ago and completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. She has recently moved back to her hometown of Dominion from Edmonton, Alberta and as a new mom loves making yoga accessible to everyone. Her classes provide a mixture of restorative postures and strengthening flows suitable for beginners or experienced yogis. Kat is passionate about spreading her love of the practice and encourages opening the heart, self-compassion, and finding joy in each class. You can join her classes Monday’s and Friday’s, each week!

Verna 

Yoga Instructor 

 

 

Verna is trained as a 200 hr Hatha Vinyasa yoga teacher through the Therapeutic Approach to Yoga studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick. 

 

She has been practicing yoga since 2009 and started teaching in 2013. Verna is passionate about developing yoga classes that are accessible to everyone while still providing some challenge and flavour. Yoga has taught her how to connect with herself, become more aware of the body and bring calmness to the mind. It has taught her to accept what is and be mindful of judgement. This practice has enriched her life both on and off the mat and she is thrilled to share this with her students.

Laurie-Don

Yoga Instructor 

 

 

I am a 200hr certified Vinyasa yoga teacher through Breathing Space Yoga.  I am an RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist) and a personal trainer.  I had first experienced love for yoga in my early 20's when my practice began.  In 2015 I had the opportunity to take my teacher training and become certified.  I strongly believe in encompassing a balanced lifestyle (mind, body soul).  It gives me great pleasure to pass along my knowledge and enthusiasm to those wanting to adopt a lifestyle of holistic health and well being.  Finding strength, stability, ease, and breath in your yoga practice.

Molly 

Yoga Instructor 

 

 

Molly’s journey into Yoga began nearly 15 years ago. Over the years, her practice and connection to Yoga grew deeper, and in 2015 she completed her 200-hour Foundational Teacher Training under the wise instruction of Yogacharya Vineeta Sharma. The quiet peace found in moving meditation is a gift she feels compelled to share with as many willing souls as possible. Her classes combine slow, focused flow of movement and breath, fostering a deep connection to the wisdom of the body, and gently quieting the mind.


Molly has taught at music festivals, corporate conferences, in private sessions, and group workshops. Her classes are very accessible to beginner Yoga practitioners, but also offer enough challenge for the advanced.

Kim 

Yoga Instructor 

 

Kim is a 45 year old woman from NFLD who made Sydney Area her home. She has been a school teacher for the past 19 years, 16 of them with CBVRCE. Kim has worked within most levels of the education system. She began to notice over the past 6 years or so challenges with supporting the needs of her learners. The more she began to look for ways to support her students, the more she realized the need to support herself and learn mindfulness.

3 years ago Kim began her personal journey into yoga by taking the 200-hour YTT certification through Breathing Space Yoga. This journey opened her heart and mind in ways she didn’t know to be possible. She went from wanting to support her students to learning how to support herself. Taking the Girl on Fire facilitator training course really helped ignite a fire to empower herself and other women! Kim has explored teaching not only Children’s yoga classes within the school setting but also hosting yoga classes/workshops within the community. This past year, Kim has completed her 100 hr. Mindfulness certification through Breathing Space and now incorporates more trauma-sensitive language within her teachings. She is a strong believer in the healing powers of the body, mind and spirit. Creating a safe place to explore this is of the utmost importance in Kim’s classes.​.