Encouraging us to inhabit the moment on and off the path.
Shirley Berthelet – E-RYT 200; SPRA, YfR (Yoga for Runners)
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.
Leanne Parsons – RYT 200; YfR
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.