Kate Seaman

Kate Seaman

Instructor - Studio Owner/Operator

Kate started practicing yoga at Acadia during her undergrad many years ago.

The flow through postures, connection to breath and quiet restoration of balance caught her attention and keep calling her back to her mat.

Yoga is not simply a workout, it is a wellness lifestyle that leads you to look for the good in all people and all things.

In May 2012, she graduated from the Sol Yoga 200 hour YTT program and continues to teach and practice. Any style that flows calls her name: vinyasa flow, prana flow, hatha, power flow, yin and even beginner classes. Her noontime offerings are vinyasa flow.

Practicing yoga and the art of ‘being kind to yourself’ can be a challenge. We strive to have perfect postures in yoga, perfect families and perfect careers. It is through being kind to yourself and finding time for yourself, that you lighten up, watch things evolve at their own speed, let go of being perfect and instead connect with every moment. Yoga helps you open yourself up to being your ‘best self’. This, in turn, helps you to be a benefit to others in this World.

Amanda Cox

Amanda Cox

Instructor - Studio Owner/Operator | Chair Yoga Certification; Pregnancy & Post-Partum Certification

Amanda’s first introduction to yoga was during her teens when she stumbled upon an illustrated book of yoga. Her passion was ignited and stays with her throughout her yoga journey today. Sometimes struggling to maintain balance in her life, yoga always reminds her that the answers can only be found within. She completed her 200hr certification at Sol Yoga Kentville in May 2012 and has been teaching weekly classes since June 2012. Recognizing that our society tends to feed an increasingly popular collective addiction to being busy, classes with Amanda reach out to anyone wishing to cultivate balance in their lives, both on and off the yoga mat. Teaching from an open heart, Amanda continues to learn & grow from her students as well as from the incredible community of instructors at Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio Halifax where she completed her 500hr Advanced Level certification in July 2016.

Joy Waterbury

Joy Waterbury

Instructor - Chair Yoga Certification

Joy describes her yoga practice as a meditation in motion. As a retirement gift to herself, she obtained her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Sol Yoga in 2013. Joy then completed Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Julie Palmer.

The popular image of yoga may be that of a young person twisted physically up like a pretzel. But that need not be the only image. Those who are older can enjoy a lifelong yoga practice with ease and awareness, and Joy offers this opportunity.

Tara Blenus

Tara Blenus

Instructor

Tara was born and raised right here in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. After graduating from Acadia University, she began working with her father and has just recently taken over operations. Working full-time and raising two kids, Tara practices yoga to help keep stress levels down and also to stay grounded. Her yoga practice began in 2011 and she received her 200hr certification in 2014. Tara has a very calming and balanced nature that she shares in each class. She invites her students to turn their focus inward and connect with their breath, body & mind on their yoga mat.

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Instructor

Karen‘s personal yoga journey began after taking her first (formal) class in 2002. She was however, introduced to yoga at a very early age by her mother who practiced regularly at home in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
Having successfully completed the 230 hour YTT with Helen Wilson, thus began her teaching practice throughout the Annapolis Valley. Firmly rooted in the Anusara-inspired tradition with a strong emphasis on yoga therapeutics as taught to her by Anusara teachers Doug Keller and Desiree Rumbaugh, Karen blends Prana Flow Yoga as taught to her by Shiva Rea, in a light-hearted, spiritually centered class with an authentic inquiry into the nature of being that helps her students discover their full potential and keep their practice strong and vital at any age. She strives to maintain the highest integrity, compassion, and intention in each of her classes.
Follow her on Instagram @karenrobertsyoga

Rachel Ryan

Rachel Ryan

Instructor

Rachel, originally from Newfoundland, has lived in Nova Scotia since 2004.She received her 200 hr YTT in 2014. For Rachel Yoga is part of a many faceted approach to dealing with Depression & Anxiety and their far reaching effects on the body: mentally, physically and spiritually. Yoga does not take away flaws but it helps to develop resilience and self-knowledge, to unblock ideas and emotions, to move forward with greater confidence and to feel centred and calm. Rachel enjoys Yoga that is accessible to all body types and ages, which emphasizes compassion, curiosity and personal evolution. Rachel is also an artist and lives in Greenwood with her partner and young son.

Lisa Quintin

Lisa Quintin

Instructor

Lisa is a mom of 5, a chocoholic, a process engineer, a zombie fan and yoga teacher 200Hr certified through TAYS in 2017.

Lisa’s yoga goal is to embark on a lifelong journey of playful inquiry- to continuously grow through study, practice, teaching & connection.

Her intention is to make yoga accessible for all minds and bodies, wanting all those who share this journey to experience new abilities and invite new challenges.

Lisa gravitates towards the playful side of yoga practice to foster a sense of curiosity, freedom and fun. The engineer in her is drawn to the details of posture- finding the perfect pivot, balance or grounding point to make the body feel light and stable. She loves getting lost in the dynamic movement of great yoga flow. The not-so-ex-nerd in her secretly hopes that these movements may even look graceful.

The message she’d like to share is that Yoga is balance. It is the balancing of the dualities in our mind and body; our strength and flexibility; mindfulness and presence; movement and stillness. It is a process of caring for our physical, mental and spiritual selves so that we can fully experience compassion and presence in our daily life.

The gift that yoga has provided Lisa is to be able to, like Dolly Parton, “Live life on Purpose”- to have the flexibility, integrity and awareness to choose who we are.

Sally Hines

Sally Hines

Instructor

Sally is a local school teacher in the AVRSB who has enjoyed teaching yoga in the school setting and is excited to teach at My Yoga Space this Summer! She completed her 200 hrs YTT in 2016 through Breathing Space Yoga. While her yoga practice began in university, her love of yoga came from practicing at Sol yoga in Kentville, developing the mind-body connection and realizing this connection was previously missing at the student gym from her university days. Sally practices yoga to decompress from the stresses of daily life and enjoys the connections and friendships she has found in Kentville’s yoga community.