Laura-Beth Power (aka LB) loves all things yoga and firmly believes that yoga is a lifestyle to be practiced on and off the mat. LB first discovered yoga in 2005 and a few years later went on a retreat in Thailand; while on this retreat she discovered the depths a regular committed practice can take you, both physically and mentally. Upon her return she began to study with Meranda Squires at The Lotus Centre and has completed her 200h+ Yoga Teacher Training, Meditation Teacher Training, Level 2 Yoga Philosophy, and Mind Clearing Level 1. LB has also had the opportunity to deepen her knowledge by traveling to the Halifax Yoga Conference in 2011, the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco in 2012, by attending workshops with Michael Stone, and whenever the opportunity arises on her travels she takes in classes of different styles. LB’s background in dance has steered her personal practice towards the Vinyasa Flow variety, however, she has practiced Yin, Restorative, Ashtanga primary series, traditional Hatha, Partner, Power, and Detox yoga. In her spare time you can find her eating lunch at The Sprout, hiking, traveling, and dancing.
Robin is a Certified Yoga Teacher, and has been teaching since March 2011. Trained in the Anusara method, she teaches alignment-based vinyasa classes that are steeped in choreography and yet structured enough so that overworked brains know what’s coming. Her classes feature solid alignment cues to find freedom and safety, and she provides sound, skillful adjustments. Strength building and core work are used to help students continually progress in their practice. She loves to use the asana practice as a training ground for exploring mental and emotional patterns and behaviors with the self and others off the mat. Robin also enjoys incorporating the rich traditions of yoga philosophy through story, mantra, and breath work. Her goal is to help every student feel happy, healthy, and inspired!
Cheryl is amazed at how even five minutes of moving and breathing on the mat can alter her view of the world. She completed the 200-hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training with World Conscious Yoga Family in 2008. This experience inspired her to seek more joy in her life – both on and off the mat. Around the same time she undertook the challenge of a silent 10-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat, which had a profound effect on both her yoga and her work in alternative health. Through Cheryl’s teaching, regular meditation practice and daily walks with her dogs she strives to cultivate present moment awareness. The experience of teaching has made her deeply grateful for the opportunity to share the gifts of slowing down, becoming still and moving inward. Cheryl is the owner/operator of Embrace Wellness.
Krystle just completed the 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Sonic Yoga in New York City. Krystle would say that this is probably the best experience she has ever had in her life, making her realize how integral a yoga-saturated lifestyle is for her. Spending most of her early 20’s on dance floors, Krystle’s passion for movement brought her to find yoga in 2005. In 2010, Krystle stumbled into Nova Yoga not even knowing anything about Vinyasa-style yoga, but knew whatever this teacher (Melanie) was doing was different. The movement junkie in Krystle was fulfilled by Vinyasa/Flow, and having a creative and inspiring teacher like Melanie brought her to a new level in her practice. After completing one of multiple 30 Day Yoga Challenges, Krystle knew she wanted yoga to be a permanent fixture in her life.
Krystle has a Visual Arts Degree from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and has been performing as an electronic music DJ for almost 9 years now. Krystle sees teaching yoga as an outlet for her creative side: developing sequences as a one of a kind creation and the act of teaching as a performance. The art of creating playlists to accompany the flow is just one more outlet to satisfy her artistic mind.
Krystle loves eating healthy food, listening to great music, walking, travelling, laughing, and smiling. Once in a blue moon she also still makes art and can be found DJing somewhere around the city of St. John’s.