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Jaylene brings her background as a Kinesiologist and a Yoga Teacher to the mat every time she teaches a class.  The experience of being a teacher and connecting with students is a big part of her own practice in remaining grounded in living her life.    She is grateful for all the teachers that she has had the opportunity to train with and draws on these experiences to form every yoga class she offers at Chinook Yoga. Jaylene offers opportunities for every level of student to explore their practice with curiosity, ease and presence and most of all a smile : ) - happy exploring!!
Her personal website can be found here: www.jaylenepfeifer.com
...started practicing yoga in 1996, the original motivation — to touch her toes! She had no idea the journey she was beginning to undertake would be so profound and transformational. Seventeen years later, she can touch her toes, and along the way she discovered that her talent and her passion has become helping others nourish their unique journey toward self discovery.

Carla is one of the founders and owners of Chinook Yoga and founded the studio along with Ken Gleeson in 2001. She teaches a wide range of classes - from Yin Yoga to Vinyasa to Pre-Natal. She is a senior faculty member of the SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has over 17 years of teaching experience and loves working with students to explore opening and connecting to the etheric body as a means to merge to the higher Self. Carla is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500) and a member of the International Yoga Teacher's Association. She leads regular teacher trainings and retreats in both Prince George and Mexico. Her personal website can be found at www.carlawainwright.com.

...is an enthusiastic teacher of Hatha yoga with a little vinyasa, power yoga, the yoke, and good times thrown in. He is also an owner of Chinook Yoga. Since his first experience of doing Yoga with a friend’s book on a cold winter’s night for five hours, his practice, with ebb and flow, has been a happy and fulfilling relationship in understanding himself and the world around him. He completed his 200hr SOYA teacher training in Mexico in February 2010 with Mugs McConnell and Carla Wainwright. Jeff is influenced by the teachings of Erich Schiffmann with whom he completed a ten day teacher training workshop in August 2010. His practice and classes are focused on exploring where one can go with body, mind and spirit.
Denise calls Prince George home since 2003. Since taking her training and becoming an RYT 200 in the fall/winter of 2013, she has been instructing basic classes as well as offering children's programs. She completed her training with SOYA RYT 500 hr upgrade in fall of 2017. Last spring/summer she completed Rainbow Kids Yoga as well Semperviva Baby and Me Yoga training. In 2016 she completed Yin Yoga training w Bernie Clark.    Denise values her teachings and trainings from Chinook/SOYA Yoga, she loves that she can incorporates her ECE background and trainings. She is so pleased to being able to serve the community through the studio as the manager. 

...first set foot on her mat in 1996, and she found home. Self taught to begin, she went on to take Yoga teacher training through the Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria in 2005, followed by more extensive training through the SOYA graduate program at the Chinook Yoga Studio of Prince George in 2006. In 2008 Carolyn became a Laughter Yoga Leader and made it her mission bring a new found lightness into all of her Yoga instruction. Later that year she traveled to the birthplace of Yoga, India, where she trained with various Yoga Masters. Inspired and driven to fulfill her dharma, in 2009 Carolyn opened up her own entrepreneurial Yoga business, Inner Creations Yoga, teaching at many locations all over Prince George. In both 2009 and 2010, she attended the Vancouver International Yoga Conference and trained with various world renowned Yoga instructors including Seane Corn, Rodney Yee, and Natasha Rizopoulos. With her background training in various different styles of Yoga, Carolyn has pulled the best of all her accumulated knowledge into her instruction. She appreciates the alignment of Iyengar Yoga, the creative flow of Vinyasa Yoga, the energy of Kundalini Yoga, the power of Ashtanga Yoga, the internal connection of Raja Yoga, the silliness of Laughter Yoga, and the and the detoxification of Hot Yoga. In the end, Carolyn believes, "it's ALL Yoga! Yoga to try it! It feels amazing!"

...after completing her diploma in Human Kinetics in 2006 from CNC in Prince George Katrina knew she wanted to share health and wellness with others but didn't know in what way. She began practicing yoga for the physical benefits and when she began working for Lululemon in 2008, her love of yoga grew. Then when she became pregnant with her first child her practice deepened as she completely fell in love with how comfortable in her body and self that yoga made her feel during her pregnancy. Katrina enrolled in Trinity Yoga Centre's Yoga and Lifestyle Training program in Kelowna in October 2010 and graduated the following July as a Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and Holistic Health Consultant. Yoga has helped her remain balanced in her busy life, heal from injury and break old patterns that were no longer serving her. She is very passionate about community and sharing and growing yoga through community. The Kripalu way of teaching has taught her to welcome compassion for herself and others, as well as helped her see that her practice is everyday both on and off the mat and every changing and growing.

I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200), a certified Fitness Trainer, and Trainer of Trainers. I have always loved to learn about the human body and yoga has enabled me to expand this knowledge and also connect body, mind, and soul. My goal is to help people feel healthy, connected to their bodies, their spirit, and their community. I also have a passion to work with children and introduce them to the benefits of yoga. I hold certifications in Radiant Child Yoga and Child Meditation facilitation. Through the physical practice of yoga, calming the mind through meditation, and focusing through breathing, we can exponentially increase the quality of our lives. One of my favourite sayings is 'I meditate so that I can inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace’ by Sri Chinmoy. Namaste

...originally began doing yoga for the physical practice, but quickly fell in love with the philosophy, meditation, and spiritual discipline that is yoga. Denise is finishing her 500 hour SOYA teacher training program, but has also been influenced by the teachings of Michael Stone, and the many wonderful teachers whose classes she has participated in. She believes that yoga can help people heal in many ways – emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Denise has begun a journey of discovering a deeper connection with her inner self, as well as others through her practice, and is constantly reminded of our connection with all things through breath.
Laura first stepped on the mat 12 years ago and fell in love with the peace, compassion, and acceptance of self that came with the practice of yoga. As a former figure skater, Laura enjoys the flow and movement that yoga offers, exploring balance, strength and breath through each pose. Along with the spiritual and mental balance that yoga brings to her life, Laura enjoys the lightness of yoga through playing and exploring new and challenging poses.

Laura completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Tandava Yoga in the discipline of Kripalu and is excited to expand her knowledge and experience through further training.

Emma began her journey of teaching movement based classes in 2008, by offering dance classes in the style she learned from Donna and Jeanne Anne Bentham, founders of “Your Chance to Belly Dance”, and has, since then completed American Tribal Style Dance Teacher Certification and Bellyfit training. She completed the SOYA 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2012, and did her specialty project on “Elders Yoga” while completing the SOYA 300 Hour Teacher Training Program in 2015, and received her ERYT 500 designation in 2018. Emma is currently co-teaching SOYA Yoga Teacher Trainings, both the 200 hour and 300 hour extended formats, with Mackenzie, BC-based yoga teacher Cindy Szekely.
Emma’s continuing drive as a yoga teacher is to find ways of approaching movement that create strength, stability, and ease in the body, that release tension and foster a sense of connection and awareness of spirit. Emma is registered with the Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Teachers Association, and her website can be connected to here: www.amanitadance.com
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