E-RYT200 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance. Shauna trained with highly regarded international teachers, Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini of Maya Yoga, HI. With over 2,500 teaching hours, she is a designated ‘Experienced’ yoga teacher and is currently completing her 500hr certification. She is also certified in Yoga Nidra for stress release and relaxation and has completed over 30 hours of trauma-informed yoga training. Shauna is a Lululemon Legacy Ambassador, mentor to new yoga teachers and a yoga teacher training facilitator. Her students love her attention to alignment, her quirky sense of humor, salty language and unique ability to use life experience as an illustration of classic yoga teachings. She holds a BA in Communications and is the Communications Director at the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. She is also Mom to Jack (14) and Jade (11) and wife to Darcy.
Retreat Manager/ Host. Kristie, or rather 'Sister Kristie' as she has come to be known by our retreat guests, is truly the most generous hostess you will ever meet. From the moment your retreat is booked, you are in good hands with Sister Kristie. She is available to answer any questions before you arrive, arrange any special dietary needs, ensure your room is perfect and basically just take really good care of you while you are on retreat! Absolutely no detail is overlooked. Kristie's favorite type of yoga is restorative, yin and yoga nidra. She loves getting fancy for dinner and she LOVES taking pictures so that you will always have beautiful reminders of your time on retreat. Kristie runs her own recruitment company, KAN Management, is wife to Derek and mom to Ali (11). She is truly one of a kind and the reason that Okanagan Yoga Retreats are so incredibly special.
E-RYT200 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance.
Aleena has been a yoga enthusiast for nine years, and a teacher for seven. A dancer her whole life, it was a serious car accident that ultimately called her to practice of yoga. Owner of Buddha Beats Yoga, Aleena has studied yoga extensively, most recently with world-renowned Canadian yoga teacher, Eoin Finn whom she recently assisted at Wanderlust Oahu! Her intention is to assist others in re-awakening to the magnificence of one’s own mind and body, through a conscious exploration of the layers that comprise our being. Each of us can learn to think and move in harmony with the intelligence that manifests as us. It is this re-discovery of our own strength, wisdom and grace that inspires Aleena to continue on this journey of practicing and sharing yoga.