Jennifer is the owner of Sitka Yoga and Pilates. She is a Sidney born resident and descendant from Sidney’s pioneer family, the Brethour’s, who established the township of Sidney. Jennifer has always had a love for the outdoors and leading an active lifestyle with her family, from biking around the neighbourhood to hiking the West Coast Trail with her oldest son. Jennifer discovered her love for both Yoga and Pilates 12 years ago and she was hooked after attending her first class. Since then she went on to become certified to teach Pilates, Barre and then completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training here in Victoria. Jennifer can’t decide which practice she enjoys more, Yoga or Pilates. Often you will find her combining the two practices so that she can reap the benefits from both. Jennifer believes the two practices compliment each other well.
Erica Joelle has been a yoga instructor in Victoria, BC since 2017. Passionate about the holistic healing qualities of yoga, Erica completed her 200-hour teaching certification at Brahmanda School of Yoga in 2017, and is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness at Camosun College. Erica combines her enthusiasm for yogic philosophy with her education in human anatomy and exercise physiology to create classes focused on student safety, alignment, and a rich mind-body connection. You can expect concise and tangible cues aimed at cultivating body awareness and safe alignment for your practice. Classes are designed to improve strength, mobility, and joint stability in a safe and attentive way. Erica warmly welcomes students of all levels into her Hatha Yoga classes.
Arlene Curry has been a student of yoga for all of her adult life and did teacher training at the Yogananda Yoga Institute in Virginia in 2004. Gentle Somatic Yoga has become her passion and she finds great pleasure assisting others to realize their true self with this gentle but powerful practice.
Jeannie Stevens E-RYT500 has been teaching Yoga for over 40 years in Whitehorse, Yukon, Victoria and Sidney, BC. Jeannie’s balanced style of Yoga focuses on the whole person and incorporates breath work, yoga asana, relaxation, meditation into her classes. She also works therapeutically with individuals recovering from illness, injury or loss and those wishing to deepen their personal relationship with Yoga. In gratitude Jeannie honors her teachers, Swami Sivananda Radha and Gangaji. She is registered with Yoga Alliance (2001~2018) and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (2004-2017).
My name is Alana Babcock and I have been a Hatha, Vinyasa, barre and fitnessinstructor for four years. I am currently a Fourth year Microbiology Honours student at UVic. I started my career developing and teaching yoga to seniors and those with limited mobility due to injury. For the past two years, I have focused on using yoga as a tool for cross training high performance athletes. I then decided to integrate more fitness into my regular yoga classes and realized how awesome it was!
I love teaching to all levels of yogis. My goal as an instructor is to make yoga exiting and accessible for everyone. Yoga should be a fun way to learn more about who you are and to find strength within yourself, both physically and mentally.
Kirsten Roden has been a Yoga Instructor in Sidney since 2008. Kirsten has completed her 200 hr RYT with Yoga Alliance Intl. In addition she has studied senior yoga, yoga for PTSD, positive psychology of yoga & kids yoga. Kirsten started her career in Fitness & Nutrition in 2004. She brings a high energy level to all her classes, Her main focus is to teach safe and functional movements, while building strength and flexibility, and keeping range of motion as we age. Yoga is not about flexibility but about mobility.
Linda has her RYT 200-hour certification with Yoga Alliance and is a certified Yoga Fitness Instructor with BCRPA. She has certifications in Yin, Somatic, Restorative and Nidra yoga practices, and has her Older Adult population certification. Her Hatha classes provide a well-balanced combination of flowing poses meant to invigorate and strengthen, and these include balance and flexibility training. Her Yin classes offer gentle postures that stimulate the connective tissues to encourage flexibility of the joints and recharging of the body’s energetic system. Her Somatic, Restorative and Nidra classes inspire balance and renewal and stimulate a state of wellness. Linda brings a sense of fun and energy to her classes, and inspires curiosity within her students about what is possible.