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Rooted in Saskatoon since 2011

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626 BROADWAY AVENUE
SASKATOON, SK
 

ABOUT   US

Ground Yoga is an urban sanctuary dedicated to the development of healthy bodies, clear minds and open hearts through the experience of Yoga. Students are encouraged to sweat, enjoy and challenge themselves, as well as begin to explore

their inner life on the mat, which inevitably echoes into life off the mat.

 

Ground Yoga offers a diversity in yoga classes, as well as a wide range of teachers and teaching styles. Whether you are new to

yoga or have an already established yoga practice you will find Ground Yoga to meet you where you are at, and to

encourage and support you to move beyond.

 

It is you that creates Ground Yoga. All of us are valuable, bright expressions of Spirit. We all deserve to be happy and healthy.

Ground Yoga is an inclusive environment that embraces all spiritual traditions as diverse expressions of the Divine.

 

All Levels. All Welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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INSTRUCTORS

Vincent Lu

E-RYT 500 YACEP Yoga Alliance

Since 2000, Vincent has studied and practiced a variety of Hatha Yoga styles including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivinanda, Iyengar, Yin, Therapeutic and Restorative yoga, and continues to blend this eclectic mix into his own personal practice and teachings. Vincent teaches many yoga classes each year in beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. He focuses on blending the body, mind and spirit and believes without the union of all three in conjunction with the breath, there is no yoga, just physical movement. His teaching style consists of a blend of these schools integrated with balance, meditation, pranayama (breath), mindfulness, presence, and personal revolutions. In his classes Vincent focuses on anatomical principals of alignment, injury prevention and rehabilitation and combining strength building and flexibility. Students are encouraged to listen to their body, adapt the postures to their body and play with their limits without exceeding them.

Vincent has been the lead teacher in numerous 200hr RYT Yoga Alliance and 50hr Yin Yoga courses since 2009, in both Taiwan and Canada. Founding his own yoga studio, Ground Yoga, in 2011, Vincent continues to teach yoga trainings, as well as studio classes. 
 

Yoga is Vincent’s passion and he believes it is critical to maintain balance in all aspects of life. His hope is to facilitate students to improve their life by make permanent changes in their body, mind and spirit, as they incorporate the principles of yoga into everyday living.

Val Marriott

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

Val discovered Yoga after a MVA that significantly limited her mobility and spirit 10 years ago. As an Occupational Health Nurse, Val felt she had to find her own path to recovery.. Yoga proved not only her way back but a way forward to greater clarity and inner strength.

As her practise grew, so did her desire to share her discoveries. She took her first Teacher 200 hour training in 2013. She took various workshops and studied under Nicole Golden and Gert Van Leeuwen and began teaching in 2013. Val's comitment to yoga led her to take a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training under Vincent Lu in 2015! She feels grateful to have had this opportunity to learn from such a teacher.

 

Val's passion and energy for yoga infuses her life and desire to share her journey with her students.  Val wants her students to find that Yoga is   freedom and release so they can encounter life, with all it's joy and challenge.

Shelby Anderson

RYT200 Yoga Alliance

Yoga is the most potent medicine in Shelby’s life. It soothes anxiety and anger, relieves depression, quiets the mind, inspires her to follow her heart, and grants her a clear mind to make good choices and avoid negative thought patterns. It has given Shelby strength and flexibility, improved her health and taught her how to be aware of her body.
As a newly certified teacher, Shelby is excited to share the practice of yoga with people who want to reconnect with their bodies, improve their mental and physical health, and work to create their own peace of mind.
Shelby has been practising yoga since 2004, but it wasn’t until 2015 that her practise became more disciplined, and at that time she decided to work towards becoming a certified teacher. Shelby has experience teaching Hatha Yoga at two studios, and many private classes. She looks forward to expanding her experience, and to continue studying and training.

`RYT Certified Yoga Instructor through Ground Yoga, Saskatoon, SK, Canada - 2017
`RPYT Certified Prenatal and Post Partum Yoga Instructor through Mamata Yoga, Calgary, AB, Canada -2017
`Certified Birth Doula through Birth Arts International, Reidsville, NC, USA -2017
`Level 1&2 Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner through Melanie Morales, Saskatoon, SK, Canada -2017

Sandie Irvine

E-RYT 500 YACEP Yoga Alliance

A student of yoga since 1993, teaching since 2002; Sandie first certified as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher and in 2017 certified with Yoga Alliance so to include more styles of yoga in her classes. With more than 25 years intensive training (Iyengar, Yin, Restorative, Scaravelli, Kundalini, Bhakti, Anusara, and Nada Yoga - the yoga of sound) she creates a unique experience for students with an alignment-based asana practice that weaves together multiple disciplines of yoga, precise sequencing, pranayama, philosophy, and modern meditations.  Her teaching style is intimate and difficult; strong foundations for beginners, depth & refinement for continuing students.  

 

“Let’s practice together; ask questions, get messy, frequently be humbled, and ever grateful” -Sandie

Kandice Parker

E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance

Kandice Parker has been self-practicing and training in yoga since 2007.  Kandice’s practice and teachings include vinyasa-based asana, pranayama, meditation, mantras, mudras, and philosophy/science of yoga.  She loves to practice; her own practice includes many strength building asana (inversions and arm balances) with emphasis on mindfulness, softness, working with Shakti/Shiva energies and breaking false dichotomies, creativity, truthfulness, and a lot of enjoyment.  Kandice trained primarily in Shanghai, China with Dominique Runucci (Yogayantra) and Waylon Belding (Zuddhalotus). She has taught and trained while travelling to many different countries such as Botswana, Thailand, India, and the Philippines.  Kandice strongly believes that yoga should be inclusive, unorthodox, and available as a practice to any person.  Kandice now lives in Saskatoon with her four year old son, who also practices yoga.  Kandice also enjoys academics; she has her BSc in Biology, BA in psychology and will complete her MA in social psychology in 2017.  Kandice strives to live and teach yoga in a way that inspires transformation of old patterns; breaking free of things that limit our potential in our lives and our enjoyment of life in the present.

 

Janie McDonnell

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

A lover of music and travel, Janie started teaching Yoga in 2016. She first fell in love with Yoga 5 years prior at the World Gym in her second yoga class ever with Vincent Lu. She studied her first 200 Hr. Yoga teacher training with Vincent Lu at Ground Yoga and began teaching for the studio shortly afterwards. Since then she has accumulated over 700 hours in teacher trainings in Restorative Yoga with Lynette Suchar, Ashtanga Primary series with Michael Gannon in Playa del Carmen, SUP Yoga at Island Yoga in Aruba and in The Rocket ® with Liliana Mejia of It's Yoga Cancun. She has also had the privilege of enduring week long intensives with Ashtanga certified teachers David Robson and Kino Macgregor. But one of her most memorable lessons was a two hour private with the legendary Ashtangi Chuck Miller in his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. 

Janie incorporates all she's learned through these amazing teachers and her own personal practice in her teaching style whether it be Yin, Flow or Power Yoga.

Fred Reibin

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

Fred brings a passion for building wisdom through connecting with your body. He trains in Iyengar, yin, and hatha yoga, bringing a holistic approach to class. Fred is an Ayurvedic practitioner, studying under Yogirishi Vishvktu of Anand Prikash. In class, you can expect a light hearted journey into the body, mind, and breath - open to all skill levels.

Dimita Britton

RYT 200 YACEP Yoga Alliance

Dimitra began her movement journey at a young age while being involved in a variety of sports. About 10 years ago, she discovered the power of yoga to transform not only the physical body, but to positively affect her mental state in a holistic and sustainable way. She is a certified 200 hour Ashtanga yoga, and 200 hour acro yoga Montreal instructor. Dimitra has worked as a personal trainer, specializing in full body functional movement, and has dedicated much of her life to movement therapy and wellness. She is incredibly passionate about sharing her knowledge, and the tools that have added great value to her life. She is a dedicated practitioner and a motivated student, curious to continually expand her awareness of yoga, anatomy and physiology. She believes in the transformative process that these movement modalities provide individuals, through self exploration and personal expression.

Branden Crozier

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

Branden’s journey into yoga began 7 years ago while he was playing competitive hockey. All the patterned exercising without adequate stretching had drastically limited his body’s mobility. This lack of functional movement created regular pain and led to various injuries. What started as a way to develop greater mobility has grown into a practice that integrates mindfulness and the values of yoga into everyday life. This is demonstrated through his actions and genuine care for others. Since the beginning he has maintained a consistent yoga practice, completed his first 200-hour yoga teacher training in Peru, a 50-hour yin training with Vincent Lu at ground yoga and a 200-hour Ashtanga yoga training at ashtanga yoga Victoria. Branden has always naturally enjoyed sharing his passions with others around him. When teaching and talking about yoga, his enthusiasm can be felt across the room. His intention as a teacher is to make yoga accessible, fun, challenging and transformative. With a light approach, he is sure that he and his students can learn to be more flexible both on and off the mat.

Bonnie Bomock-Fuller

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

Bonnie's yoga journey began 15 years ago. From a young age Bonnie suffered with chronic neck and back pain. Visits to chiropractors and massage therapists were a common occurrence to help deal with the pain. Although frustrated, she resided to the fact that it was simply something she had to live with and try to maintain. Although sometimes life seems to direct one in a certain direction.

Bonnie began receiving multiply suggestions,that she should try yoga to aid with her neck and back

issues. After finally succumbing to what seemed like fate leading her, she walked into my first Iyengar yoga class. She recalls clearly the first time she did supported bridge with a block under her sacrum. She remembers how painful it was for her and could barely do it for 10 seconds and would continuously have to come off. But she kept with it and slowly but surely she began to strengthen her back and neck while also gaining flexibility. She stuck with it, she had to set an intention to do the work. Bonnie strongly believes this is the beauty of yoga.

It is not always easy, it can be heart work, it can be hard work. BUT if you stick with it, it can be the

greatest work of all - the more one learns about themselves the more connected and resilient one

becomes. So when the opportunity came to become a yoga teacher it was a natural and welcomed progression for her. Bonnie took her 200 RYT with Vicent Lu at Ground. She loves being a yoga teacher. For her it is an opportunity to connect with others and share joy.

Bonnie’s wish is that we are all able to honour our own journey in some way and come to realize our true potential. To celebrate the small things even though it can be difficult at times. To come to know that it is not the end result nor the goal but the moments in between that really matter. That one day we will all believe that we are so much stronger then we give ourselves credit for. Bonnie is honoured to see the growth within her fellow yogis. For on one level we are separate unique beings and on another we are apart of something that connects us.

Yoga-union.

Alexa Garside

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

Alexa is a Yoga teacher from Brighton UK, has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 12. She is a Yoga alliance certified senior teacher and teacher trainer and absolutely loves to teach! She likes to bring fun into her classes & believe we should not take ourselves too seriously. She also enjoys adding science and philosophy into her teaching style so the students can learn as they practice which creates an environment that helps you to feel free to speak, ask questions and have fun! Alexa like uniqueness found in techniques from various styles and lineages as well as theming her classes so one can go deeper into various subjects and aspects of Yoga. She is warm and approachable and enjoys giving hugs.

Alanna Litzenberger

200hr RYT Yoga Alliance

Alanna grew up in Saskatoon and initially ignited her passion for movement through dance. Seeking a mental and physical outlet from University, she was first introduced to yoga in 2014. Not only did the practice allow consistency with her flexibility training, but a connection to inner spirituality and the natural world was what left her wanting to explore deeper. This curiosity led her to Rishikesh, India in 2016, where she completed her RYT 200 training at Vinyasa Yoga School. Forever a student of yoga, Alanna loves to travel and learn from new instructors with unique styles. No matter where life has taken her, she has always found grounding and stability in regular practice.
Alanna believes yoga should be accessible to everyone, no matter what limitations they may face. Working as a Registered Nurse at the Lighthouse Supported Living since 2018, she feels that finding additional options to pharmacotherapy can be hugely beneficial. Cultivating breath work, conscious movement, and the mind-body-soul connection to aid in trauma healing, is an area Alanna hopes to explore further in the future. Yoga has brought so much love and joy into Alanna’s life, and she is grateful for the opportunity to share this gift. She encourages a playful practice, and for students to test their mental barriers of what they believe they are capable of.

Adrienne Hoehn

200hr RYT Yoga Alliance

Adrienne was first drawn to yoga in high school, after she was diagnosed with a disease that affects the spine. Yoga became a natural meeting point for spiritual reflection, meditation, active fitness, and pain relief. Since then she has developed a regular practice, studied yoga at Yasodhara Ashram in 2013 and completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training course with Vincent Lu in 2017. She then went on to do her 50 hour Yin Teacher Training course again with Vincent Lu in spring 2019 and completed a Chair Yoga Teacher Training at Sol’s Fitness in fall 2019 with Marisol. Yoga helps her connect to her inner self, improves her health and mood, and reminds her to live each day with gratitude. Through her journey she has become more confident, with less stress and anxiety. She loves to share the joy she has found in yoga with her students. Adrienne brings compassion and non-judgement to her teaching, and likes to challenge students while making the practice accessible and inclusive.

Brenna Bath

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

Brenna first discovered yoga in the mid ‘90s, but it wasn’t until 2007, while starting a PhD with 2 toddlers at home, that she turned to a regular practice to help her cope. She is a faculty member in the School of Physical Therapy, University of

Saskatchewan, and completed yoga teacher trainings with Ryan Leier in 2009 and Vincent Lu in 2014. She enjoys practicing many different styles of yoga and believes in encouraging students to customize their practice based on their varying physical,

psychological, and emotional needs.

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CONTACT  US

Ground Yoga
 

626 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1A9

Tel: 306-244-4500

Email: groundyoga@gmail.com

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