Ali was introduced to yoga by a roommate about 10 years ago – who obviously thought she needed it. As someone who biked all winter and ran and swam all summer, yoga became a bit of a life saver in terms of providing some physical and mental flexibility. Over the years yoga quickly began to surpass her interest in other pursuits – and some may say that is because the Scottish person in her truly appreciates how much cheaper yoga is than fancy running shoes. In 2007, Ali undertook a teacher training program in yoga through Bodhi Tree Yoga here in Regina. Since then Ali has continued on as a committed yoga teacher with an active physical practice and a keen interest in the anatomy and physiology of movement.
Brie Seidel completed her teacher training in 2006 at the Yoga Den, now Bodhi Tree Yoga. She has traveled to India and the US to further her training in restorative, therapeutic yoga and Life Force Yoga for Depression and Anxiety. She has trained in Pain Care Yoga with Neil Person and has a level 2 in Critical Alignment Therapy. Brie loves to laugh and connect with her breath and her body. In a class with Brie you will giggle, have fun, experience your breath, your body and maybe sweat a little... or sometimes a lot. Brie uses a blend of posture, breath work and mediation within her classes. Through Brie’s many years of practice she has found yoga to be an invaluable tool to help her deal with her own depression and anxiety. Yoga has helped give Brie the confidence to be happy in herself, her body and her life. Yoga has changed her life and she teaches with the hopes that through her classes she can help others to change, grow and feel better within and without.
I can remember from a young age wanting to do yoga, but it wasn't until years later that it took hold in my life. I dabbled with it a bit here and there but it didn't really stick until 2009, and I've been a regular practitioner ever since. I began apprenticing under Kim in 2013, and in 2015 I completed my 200 hour teacher training at the beautiful Yoga Santosha in Calgary.
As a lifelong lover of nature, and all things active and outdoors-ey, I initially really liked the physicality of the yoga poses. While I still really like the challenging, sweaty and especially the *fun* asanas a lot, I have also really developed a deep appreciation for the more subtle side of the practice. I credit yoga with helping to keep me calm and grounded in my life, and in what can often be a hectic schedule. It has helped me to grow and expand, to be at peace in the present moment and has brought me a deeper understanding
and appreciation of myself and others.
I am ever grateful to all the amazing, shiny souls I have met thus far. I have learned so very much from all of you and am excited to continue my journey and my practice both on and off the mat.
Sharma is a devoted yoga teacher and practitioner. She also has a deep appreciation for the art of meditation. Whenever this busy mom of 3 boys can find time she is on her yoga mat practicing or enjoying the benefits of meditation.
Sharma has been practicing yoga and meditating for the past 7 years. She is a certified Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher having received her training from renowned yoga teacher Ryan Leier of One Yoga (Saskatoon, Victoria, Vancouver, Trinidad). Sharma also attributes her passion to what she has and continues to learn from her wonderful primary teachers Kim Lawrence and Tina Hnatiuk. She has also received training from Nicki Doane, Eoinn Finn and Tyler McCoy.
Sharma’s teaching philosophy is focused on providing the tools for students to compassionately connect with the needs of their body. Practicing from a place of honour and well-being she weaves her love of mindful meditation throughout her classes. She is passionate about cultivating beautiful friendships, creating amazing healthy food, volunteering to build strong communities and spending time with her family.
A long time member of the health and fitness communities of Regina, Scott brings his experience, irreverent sense of humour, and passion for sharing the good stuff to his yoga classes. Firey by nature, Scott was drawn to the vigorous and energetic Hot and Vinyasa styles of yoga, but found balance in the calm and quiet energetics of Yin and Restorative. Blending these elements together to create harmonious and sensual classes that link mind, body and breath is his focus.
Teaching yoga since 2010 Scott is continuously amazed and delighted with the unfolding of his yogic path. Never stagnant or still, the incredible depth of Yoga continues to amaze him, and his interactions with the others he meets on this path are a source of deep inspiration and joy. Scott completed his Teacher Training with Bodhi Tree Yoga in Regina SK, with supplemental trainings in Yin, Restorative, Critical Alignment, and Flow in various fabulous places in Western Canada and Mexico. He hopes your paths will cross sometime soon!