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ANDREA (AMRITA) CLARK, RYT 500

I first discovered yoga almost nine years ago, in Vancouver. A close friend of mine asked me to join a small group class, being held in a small unmarked studio. I almost didn’t go, but decided at the last moment to attend. It was there that I met my first teacher and began my journey, from student to teacher. A constant process of learning and growing.

My name Amrita was passed on to me during my second yoga teacher training course in Kerala, India. It is a tradition after completing this intensive program, to give graduates spiritual names. The Sanskrit word Amrita is referred to as Nectar, the drink of the gods which bestows immortality. Amrita has inspired me to drop the sweet sap of nectar on the yogi students I teach. This drop of awakening is what drives me to continually transform and deepen my knowledge of yoga. I believe that all of us have the power to change our lives now, not tomorrow. It is from this rooted truth that I share yoga around the globe, knowing that we are all immortal souls wanting to live from a place of peace, happiness, and love. Yoga shows the way.

My teaching style is an infusion of mindful alignment and intentional breath. I have had the opportunity to teach internationally and share my knowledge with people from all walks of life. From India to the Caribbean to Greece to Morocco, my international students have opened my heart and expanded my teaching. I look forward to seeing you on Bowen Island or at one of my worldwide exotic retreats.

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CHANTAL O’SULLIVAN, E-RYT 500

Chantal O’Sullivan is a yoga teacher, writer and adventurer who believes every day is better once you’ve taken time to unroll your mat. She brings her enthusiasm and love of yoga to every class she teaches.

“Yoga should be fun. And everyone can and should do yoga not just bendy people,” she says. “Show up and smile: You’re on your way.”

Her teaching style infuses a passion for life, travel and movement with a lifelong love of yoga. Expect to be challenged, inspired and to have fun.

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NATASHA CURRAH, E-RYT 500

I’ve been Influenced by numerous teachings on understanding anatomical movement and my teaching style draws from multiple disciplines. My instruction is designed to build an intimate relationship with the body that illuminates a transition into the mystical aspects of yoga. Understanding how to we build a bridge from our breath into our body. How alignment and the willingness to explore our bodiy and mind can help cultivate acceptance. I offer support and suggestions to change a pattern a student may not see.

For over 18 years, I’ve been aspiring to grow my awareness of Self through my dedicated practice – always seeking more emotional/spiritual/physical fine tuning. The majority of my learning is rooted within the traditional aspects of Ashtanga yoga with a heavy influence of support from props. As a student, I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Chuck Miller (200+ hours) and Ron Reid (500+ hours) for more than half of my “yoga life” and continue deepen my learning and knowledge of the practice so that I can then interpret it back into my teaching. In 2004, I completed my prenatal teacher training with Janice Clarfield and continued to expand my studies and knowledge though my own experience of pregnancy in 2010. As an instructor, I have exceed over 8000 teaching hours since 2003. I’ve spent an extended amount of time in India at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and Purple Vally Yoga. I have made yearly visits to New York and California learning from pioneer western yoga teachers like Annie Carpenter, Maty Ezraty, Seane Corne and mediation centres such as Spirit Rock. I also find working closely with my private clientele enriches my education and continues to affirm that teaching from the bones of the body provides authentic balance, safety and sustainability in everyones practice. Yoga’s clarity through simplicity, the inner and outer strength it brings and the mindfulness it builds continues to inspire me.

In the fall of 2013 I was asked to be a part of the teaching faculty for the 200 hour (RYT) Living Yoga Program at 889 Yoga in Toronto. I am thrilled to be continuing to lead the 18 hour Anatomy component in the fall of 2016 and am currently developing my own online practice program.

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