Meet our Team
Robyn began her journey with yoga quite by accident...literally. After suffering for years from the lasting effects of injuries sustained in a car accident when she was sixteen, she turned to the Yoga for Backs program at Bodhi Tree Yoga (then The Yoga Den). She had been practicing yoga for a few years by then and was developing an understanding of the impact that her practice had on her mind. Prone to a fiery temper, she found that yoga was able to quell that beast and began to seek out ways in which it could help her heal her own body. It was in her second stint in the Yoga for Backs program, when the instructor asked her to demonstrate and help the other students get into a certain pose, that Robyn first had the idea that she would like to teach yoga so that she could help others heal their own bodies and minds.
It took Robyn ten years (and two university degrees!) to bring this thought to fruition. Although she loves what she studied in university, the thought to complete a yoga teacher certification program was always present in the back of her mind and her practice was a constant grounding factor throughout both of her degrees. While she was completing her Bachelor of Education Degree, she was able to teach yoga to elementary students as part of the Practical and Applied Arts course offered by the school division. This only fuelled her inner fire and when the opportunity once again arose to apply for the 300 hour teacher training program at Bodhi Tree Yoga, she did not hesitate as she had done in the past.
As her heart had always been with the therapeutic applications of yoga and helping others to heal their own bodies (and as a result, lead healthier lives), Robyn soon began assisting her former Backs teacher, Sarah Garden, in her backs class. It was here that she founds the pillars of her own teaching style: awareness, relaxation, mobility and strengthening. If you were to attend any class lead by Robyn, you would find them to be gentle, filled with mindful awareness and breathing. She strives to accommodate and meet bodies of varying ability with modifications and gentle adjustments...and she isn't afraid to pull out as many props as needed to achieve this.
After completing her teacher training, Robyn was blessed with the opportunity to sub classes at Bodhi Tree Yoga, as well as at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre and various other locations. In addition, she has regularly taught classes at the University of Regina and Pure Living Yoga.
Robyn is working to complete her Restorative Yoga certification and has attended workshops in yoga for pain management and pelvic health . Her goal is to one day (in the near future) be able to complete the Yoga Therapy program at Mount Royal University in Calgary.
My 13 years of Yoga experience has been a ride. Initially, I practiced yoga simply to be in healthy shape, however, my mindset changed after an accidental encounter with an Indian yoga teacher’ s “Yoga Meditation Concert”. After this encounter I began following the footsteps of famous yoga teachers in China to explore the meaning and significance behind yoga. In 2016, I followed professional mentors to India, the origin of yoga, to learn and develop my skills. For my personal development, I worked hard to earn the “Taiwan Daxin Yoga Comprehensive Rehabilitation Training” Certificate, which just made me love yoga more. I continued to work hard and earned two more certificates from the RYS 200 Yoga Alliance, one for 200 hours of Foundation Yoga Teacher Training, and one for 36 hours of Yin Yoga and Nidra Teacher Training; both in Canada. Loving yoga pushed me to practice daily. For me, yoga is more than a way of life: it taught me to listen to and acknowledge myself. As a certified instructor I hope to spread yoga to everyone and especially those in need, because I wish everyone can benefit from yoga. Encountering yoga has been such a pleasure for me, because it has become a part of my life and my attitude.
My name is Chris Bailey and I am excited to share a yoga practice with you. I took my first yoga class when I was 15 years old. My mom took a weekly class and one winter I decided I was curious and watned to join her. I realized during my first class that there was something interesting about this practice and that it wasn't what I had expected. It took many more years of sporadic practice before I finally found what has become the foundation of my daily practice.
My practice is always changing and evolving. It is with this spirit that I teach -- a constant exploration of what it feels like at this moment and learning that the feeligns change from one day to the next.
As a father to two beautiful young boys, and a son, husband, brother, and uncle I value time spent with family and am always trying to find more time to be outside. I am a Standup Paddleboard (SUP) instructor in the summer and I don't let the snow keep me off my bike in the winter. As a yoga teacher, I hope to share this beautiful art of connection with you.
My name is Nicole Delsnyder and I have been practicing yoga for 6 years. I have completed the 200 hr yoga teacher training from Bodhi Tree Yoga College. For me, yoga has been a transformational process. Initially I started yoga with the intention of becoming more flexible and getting into shape, but little did I know how amazing yoga really is. Through my asana and meditation practice I have learned to connect to deeper levels of myself physically, mentally and spiritually. My yoga practice challenged me to push my body to new limits and with that has brought awareness to thoughts and feelings that were limiting my growth. As I became aware of these imaginary boundaries I was able to move through them and expand my life in beautiful ways. My first love with Yoga is my meditation practice for it has brought so much peace, stillness and self- awareness into my life. I am passionate to share these skills with the younger generation, as I believe yoga and meditation can assist our children to manage life’s highs and lows with more ease and comfort. Healthy, happy, self- aware children could change the world!
Hello my name is Traci and I love yoga!
I started practicing yoga about 10 years ago on and off and began to realize that the more classes I attended the better I felt in my body and my mind. I felt stronger both physically and mentally and continued participating in various styles of yoga. I began teacher training with YogaFit Canada followed by a 200 hour teacher training with Colin Hall and Sarah Garden at Bodhi Tree Yoga Studio
I believe yoga is for every...body. Regardless of age, size, ability, etc.. I believe everyone can enjoy yoga and experience the many benefits that it provides .
My classes focus on breath-work (pranayama), physical postures and movement (asana) and meditation and relaxation.
I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to share the many benefits yoga has to offer.
It is my honour and privilege to teach you and I hope to see you in class !
A few of my favourite quotes I would like to share with you :
"Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured
And endure what cannot be cured"
"Yoga is not about self-improvement,
It's about self-acceptance"
- Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self"
-The Bhagavad Gita