Kevin is the owner and director of Lotus Yoga and Wellness. Kevin trained for yoga teaching certifications in Vancouver, now widely considered one of the world’s yoga meccas. He certified to teach Hatha Yoga at Semperviva Yoga and Kundalini Yoga through studies at Yoga West. Traveling, studying and/or living in more than 40 countries he brings knowledge from a variety of disciplines to his classes and retreats.
Passionate about education, health, community and healing, Lotus Yoga and Wellness represents his venture into a more heart centred way of living.
Monica is a certified yoga and pilates instructor living and thriving in Hope, BC.
She was introduced to a few yoga postures and breathing exercises in 1999, as a means to deal with stress. Having suffered a spinal injury in her teens, she soon realized that these movements with controlled breath were also helping to manage pain and increase mobility. She was hooked. She continued her practice, and developed a strong desire to deepen her knowledge – so in 2005, she completed 300+ hours of YTT in Toronto, Ontario. She then went on to teach in a variety of venues across the GTA, including studios,, homes and TCM clinics. Becoming an ambassador for Lululemon also led to many unique teaching experiences.
Later, unexpectedly,she became certified as a Mat Pilates instructor. She found pilates to be an excellent therapy for her spine and a modality she could practice, even with injuries. Consistency with both practices has enabled her to continue doing all of the things she loves, including snowboarding, long boarding, hiking, playing and living!
Understanding that as in life, you are always a student she continues to learn as much as possible.
Monica truly believes that yoga really truly is for everyone. Regardless of your reasons to begin practicing , you can find the techniques you need to improve your mental, physical , and emotional well being. One of her goals for you and herself, is to develop the ability to bring these tools off of the mat and into everyday life.
Monica encourages you to come to class with your courage, commitment, open mind, and sense of humour. There is no time like the present to begin, starting from exactly where you’re at.
Donna is the "Soul" Proprietor of "Yoga Harmony with Donna", located in Sunshine Valley.
She is a RYT 200 Canadian Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and has been both inspired and trained by:
- Gloria Latham, Semperviva Yoga: Kundalini Yoga
- Dan Clement, Open Source Yoga: Hatha Yoga Certification YTT200
- Marianne Elliot: yoga mentor extra-ordinaire.
Donna is currently one of our substitute teachers, but we would like to have her teach her own class or classes here soon if we can find a fit with her busy schedule.
Carla is the owner and director of No Limits Dance Studio where we share studio space. It is her passion for dance and balanced living, love of community and gracious nature that encouraged and allowed Lotus Yoga and Wellness to serve the community of Hope, BC.