KAILA KAUFMANN - STUDIO OWNER
Kaila grew up in the mountains of the Slocan Valley, exploring the abundant wildness as a youth. She has always felt connected to nature and drawn to the calmness and tranquility of the elements. Kaila's yoga journey started in a small surf town called Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica over a decade ago while living there on and off chasing the surf for 5 years. During the last few years back in Canada Kaila's path lead her to discover hot yoga as a way to weather the long winters, calm the mind, nurture the physical body and to help release built up tension vs. beating it up all the time on the trails or in the gym. Kaila took her YHot 200-Hour Teacher Training with Kristin Campbell and Coco Finaldi of The YYoga Teachers College in Vancouver. A transformative journey involving the study of physical, mental and spiritual alignment. Kaila completed her 70hr Power Vinyasa training in 2013 with Kristin Campbell owner and director of Tapasya Yoga. Kaila loves to share her passion and knowledge when teaching alignment based hot yoga, her fun energetic power vinyasa classes will inspire you to believe in yourself and trust what is. She invites you to learn, grow and expand alongside her in an informative, refreshing and open practice! Come free up yourself!
Trisha has been teaching yoga since 2005. Within Canada, San Francisco and India she has studied a wide range of yoga methods - from Bikram to Iyengar, Viniyoga to Anusara. She has deep respect for all these teachings and the process of exploration required to find one's own practice.
She loves the hot practice for its meditative quality as well as the physical strength and flexibility it cultivates. Trisha's classes emphasize breath awareness, biomechanic alignment and connection with one's truest self. She invites students to approach each practice as an adventure into the unknown.
Elsa is new to teaching, and recently completed her 200-hour yoga training in the Baja, California. Her body awareness was developed at a young age, as she pursued a career in classical ballet and modern dance. She grew up in Nelson, and moved to New York in 2012 to study at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. After suffering from a serious impact injury, she moved back to Nelson and turned to yoga as a tool for rehabilitation. While transitioning away from the professional world of dance, yoga, which had been a part of her life for many years, became a central focus and key factor in recovering from her injury.
In recent travels, she has spent time in Bali and other parts of Indonesia, exploring diverse styles of yoga and seeking out inspiring teachers along the way. She has been trained in hatha yoga, with a focus on alignment and dynamic flow, which formulate the theme of her classes. Along with teaching powerful vinyasa style classes, she is eager to share her knowledge of yin yoga and deep fascial release. Elsa is excited to share her love for yoga with others, and bring to light the pure aspect of yoga, while cultivating a mindful approach to one’s practice on, and off the mat.
Stacey Lockhart (Arseneau) has been practicing Yoga since 2003 and solely teaching since 2009 holding experienced designation. She currently teaches in Nelson BC, since relocating from Vancouver.
Stacey has studied with Chris Richardson, Christine Clancy and Tracy Groshak in the Ashtanga and Vijnana traditions, completing additional trainings and mentorships in Vancouver. Along with Yoga, she teaches The Tensegrity Repair Series: a series of movements designed to bring balance and ease to the body’s kinetic trains.
Stacey’s approach to teaching is informative, anatomical and non-dogmatic. She carries a thorough understanding of biomechanics, tailoring the practice to each student’s individual needs. Students will find her refined approach both challenging and fruitful.
Justine’s interest in holistic lifestyle and seeing the body as a living, changing and growing organism let her to be inspired and moved by the practice of yoga. Justine fell in love with the organic movement, connecting it to breathe and self awareness in the yoga practice. These fundamental aspects of yoga continues to bring her back to her mat to seek connection to her self and all things. Justine completed her 70 hour Tapasaya Hot Training with Kristin Campbell at Bambu Hot Yoga. Justine deepened her practice by traveling to the Baja in Mexico to complete her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Christopher Perkins and Nicolina Sandstedt at Yandara Institute. Justine offers insightful and intuitive awareness to the body and what it is feelings to allow students to connect with themselves and discover what rest within.