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Leanne Parsons Shirley Berthelet

Leanne Parsons – RYT 200; YfR

Shirley Berthelet – E-RYT 200; SPRA, YfR (Yoga for Runners)

My yoga path began as an invitation to join a friend at the local YWCA for an all levels yoga class. From the moment I took that first deep breath and stepped away from my busy life I knew I had found something that would impact me for years to come.  I have done many things on the road to physical wellness and fitness, I enjoy weight training and for the past 8 years I have trained for and competed in several 5K, 10K and Half Marathon races.  My yoga practice compliments my other fitness interests.  The more I practiced the more I wanted to learn, I enrolled in and completed my 200 Hr. RYT through Namaskar Studio and have pursued additional training in Yoga Nidra,  Meditation and Yin Yoga. I have a keen interest in Anatomy and love to learn how our bodies work.  In June of 2014 I attended Christine Felstead’s Yoga for Runners an intensive 6 day training.  In September of 2014 with my long time running/yoga partner’ BreatheMoveBe was launched.  Together we offer Yoga for Runners classes and workshops.  It is the perfect combination of passions.


I started my yoga journey more than 10 years ago.  At the time I was an SPRA certified Fitness Instructor and long time fitness enthusiast.  I was given an opportunity to take some yoga teacher training through the city of Saskatoon Fitness Training Bursary program.  I was hooked after my first weekend teacher training workshop. Since then I have taken more than 1500 hours of teacher training including my 200 hr RYT through the Living Well Centers, and a Masters Teacher Training. Continuing education is essential as a yoga instructor within that education I have pursued workshops in Advance Asana, Kids Yoga, Yoga Nidra and a 6 day Yoga for Runners intensive program offered by Christine Felstead. Aside from yoga I love to run and have enjoyed competing in a variety of races from 5k to half marathon distances and even one mini Tri-athalon. My most current passion is hiking!  I teach a variety of classes from various perspectives, Gentle to Power Yoga, Chair Yoga & Yoga for Kids, and of course Yoga for Runners.  One of my favorite ways to offer the practice is from a Christian Perspective for me personally it is the complete experience Mind, Body & Spirit. I truly believe the practice is a blessing to me and I love that I have been given the opportunity to share it with others.





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