YEW TREE

TEACHING ALUMNI

 

Agi

Agi is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500). Her training includes 250-hour teacher training through MokSana Yoga Centre, 800-hour Yoga Therapy certification through Ajna Yoga Centre, and additional training in Yoga for Healthy Aging and Yoga for Osteoporosis. Agi has been practicing regularly since 2003 and teaching since 2014. She brings a compassionate and gentle approach to teaching, meeting students where they are at and nurturing gentle transformation through supported practice, breathwork and meditation. Inspired by the subtle changes yoga continues to bring to her own practice, Agi approaches teaching with a sense of openness and curiosity as she continues to learn both with and from her students. She has been teaching Yin Yoga at Yew Tree since 2015. 

Nyk 

In Nyk's classes, you can expect inclusivity, accessibility, gratitude, and sprinkle of humor. Her classes are a community-focused, nurturing space to recharge and heal. Nyk believes Yoga has the power to transform lives and change the world. That if you can breathe you can do Yoga. She believes Yoga makes life better. Her mission to make Yoga accessible to people who don't think they are 'yoga people'. Nyk is an expert in teaching those who aren’t human pretzels. As a Yoga Therapist, her
specialty is helping those who have Back Pain. Her personal practice and her Yoga classes are rooted in Buddhism, Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Nyk has been practicing Yoga since 1998. In 2003 she decided to deepen her study and took her first Yoga teacher training and has been teaching Yoga since 2004.

In addition to numerous Therapeutic & Restorative Yoga intensives, she holds the following teacher training certificates, 300 hour Yoga teacher training - The Yoga College Of Canada, 500 hour advanced Yin Yoga Teaching certificate - Paul Grilley, and 1000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification - Ajna Yoga College
 

Anika

Born in Vancouver,  as a teenager Anika was interested in yoga for its physical health benefits, now along the yoga journey she is inspired by the application of the yogic philosophy in life’s moments on and off the mat. Growing up in a Thai Bhuddist community, she has studied Vipassna Meditation, received her 200 YTT Certificate at Karma Teachers Vancouver and is on a personal exploration of the use of herbal remedies. Expect a metta (love and kindness) infused practise aimed to cultivate awareness and curiosity within the self; through asana(poses), pranayama(breath) and meditation.

Yanna

Yanna has practiced yoga for nearly twenty years. While her passion for dance first led her to explore the physical benefits of yoga, she has since learned that the benefits of yoga reach far beyond the mat. Yanna has worked as a group fitness professional in Canada, Germany and Switzerland and has been a presenter at many international fitness conferences. Her desire to make yoga accessible to all people and her passion for spiritual exploration (affirmations, meditation and the occasional chant) make her classes truly unique.