Workshop Leaders

  • Krista Harrison, E-RYT

    IMG_0101I began practicing yoga over 10 years ago and embraced yoga teacher training in 2007 to learn how the body, mind and spirit benefit from integrating yoga as a lifestyle. Through regular practice on the mat, along with meditation and breathing techniques, I have observed a fundamental shift toward clearer perception and overall well-being.

    It was in March 2012 that I began to manage That Yoga Place under director Sheri Rink. It has been my pleasure ever since to be a part of such a rich and compassionate yoga community. I have since taken a further 200 hours of training in Ashtanga yoga, 50 hours in yin, as well as training in restorative and pre-natal. My interest in yoga and its various styles and forms of application is quenchless. I have gone on to develop a 200 hour yoga teacher training program now offered at That Yoga Place, as well as workshops on everything from restorative practice to bandhas to arm balances to meditation.

    I am a deep student of yoga first and foremost. I practice first and teach second. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to practice alongside and to teach the students who come seeking the benefits of yoga. I am grateful for the connection we already have, and for how, through yoga, that connection might grow. I am grateful for the opportunity to share the experience of yoga with you.


    Saturday, November 18th: Embodying The Asanas

  • Connie McNeice

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    My yoga story began while pregnant with my first child when I decided to take my first yoga class. I had built up a strong home practice through the use of many library books and DVD’s. I lived out of town and getting to studio was hard. My first teacher training took place in 2012 with Mamata Prenatal Yoga with my original yoga teacher, almost five years later, with Clare Newman.

    Prenatal Yoga teacher training led to my next 200 HR teacher training and now Yin Yoga, Vinyasa for Youth training and I am still looking forward to more. I have been teaching just over a year now with no plans of slowing down. Looking to offer a variety of yoga styles in order to inspire others to take up a practice no matter how limited their physical mobility is. I believe there is a yoga practice out there for everyone and only hope that I am part of the journey that helps you find it.

    Saturday, October 28th: Glowga

    Saturdays, October 14th-November 19th: Yoga Bootcamp 

    Saturday December 2nd: Yoga Nidra

     

  • Mandy McPherson, E-RYT

     

    My own yoga practice began about 9 years ago. In the beginning, I approached yoga from a purely physical aspect, though that didn’t last long. Soon, the breath became more important than the asanas. The savasana became more important than the calories burned. I found the healing qualities of holistic yoga and permeated all areas of my life. I fell deeply, madly, and profoundly in love.  In love with myself, with my practice and with the sense of direction in my life.  I have practiced Hatha, Akhanda, Hot Yoga, Moksha, Yin, Restorative, Sattva, Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles. I want to try and learn from everything.

    When I needed it most, I decided to take a teacher training. I was about to go through some major life changes. Perhaps I didn’t know it at the time but I needed the tools learned from my YTT to cope and muddle my way through what life was presenting to me.  I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but “magically” it was exactly what I needed. I am now a certified Akhanda Yoga Teacher. This form of yoga originated from Yogi Vishviketu in Rishikesh, India. I had the honour of being taught by him in 2012. To say that my entire life changed is a bold statement, albeit true. Taking many different workshops and classes from a variety of wonderful teachers from all over the world, I stumbled upon an Ashtanga yoga workshop being offered. This led me to my teacher, Melissa Wasserfall; a direct student of Sri K. Pattahbi Jois, and I completed my 500 hour certification in 2015. While these two longer trainings had a great impact on my practice and my teaching style, I’ve also taken some extremely insightful shorter trainings and workshops, including:

    • Ashtanga Primary Series, Harmony Lichty
    • Ashtanga Week Intensive, David Robson
    • Twists & Led Primary, Kino MacGregor
    • Yin Yoga Level 1, Joe Barnett

    and many more…

    The best yoga teachers have a wonderful and trusted teacher, who in turn have an even more amazing teacher. We can only teach what we know and I am on a constant search of higher learning. I will share it all with you in a humble but humorous, intent but subtle, challenging but accessible kind of way.

    I currently teach many different classes at That Yoga Place as well as I am the founder of Travelling Yogi Retreats and offer retreats, yoga weekends, workshops an teacher trainings all over the world.


    Saturday, October 7th:  Restorative Yoga Class
    Saturday, November 25th:  Restorative Yoga Class
    Saturday, December23rd:  Restorative Yoga Class
    Saturday, January 6th:  Restorative Yoga Class

    Saturday, September 30th: Yoga In The Dark
    Saturday, December 9th: Yoga In The Dark

    Saturday, November 25th: Quest For Headstand

    January 2018: Yoga Teacher Training

  • Deanne Miketon

    I am a lover of yoga, travel, adventure, running, Wonder Woman, the mountains and the ocean. I am a yoga teacher, Realtor, mother of 3 and wife. I love excitement and thrive on adventure! I started my yoga journey 4 years ago. My intentions were purely physical, I sought out yoga to enhance my running, challenge my body, and diversify my fitness options. It didn’t take long for it to become so much more. In my practice I was strong, safe, confident, supported. I fell head over heels in love with my practice. I took many workshops, and attended retreats. I explored many different styles including bikram, ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha, power, yin and restorative in both warm, hot and regular temperature rooms. During a 5 week stay in Mexico with my family, I made my practice a daily priority, and quickly saw growth in both my asanas and deep within. I decided to take teacher training, and registered for my 200 hour certification. It was an amazing experience that has taught me more than I could ever describe. Looking back, I’m learning that yoga is, and has been what I need it to be at the time. Whether I’ve known it or not. For those of you looking to enhance and challenge your physical body, I assure you, you’ll find that here! I also know the value of balance, and the contentment in being present. All of that being said; my biggest goal is to give to my students, colleagues, peers, and fellow yogis the same gift I’ve received in this journey. I endeavor to provide a space in the universe that manifests safety, hope, strength, peace, love, humility, humbleness, guidance, being present, acceptance, solitude, and everything else that you need. Namaste.

    “The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen

    Saturday September 23: Learn To Fly

  • Kassandra Nichol

    Headstand BCPrior to my yoga teacher training I had practiced yoga on and off for about 4-5 years.  It was always a casual practice, but nonetheless I loved it and kept going back.  Having struggled most of my life with anxiety/stress/and a few minor health concerns, I decided to do something for myself that would help me learn to cope in stressful circumstances and finally take control of my life and become more confident in myself.  I also wanted to challenge myself, having always been used to playing on the safe side.  It was definitely a challenge but I have never looked back.  It was definitely the best gift I could have ever given myself and I am blessed to get to share that with others now.  I love to teach and be a part of others’ transformation be it physically or emotionally.  Teaching yoga has given me confidence and trust in myself, and for that I am truly grateful and will always continue to practice and teach faithfully.

     

    Sundays, September 10th-October 22: Pre-Natal Yoga

    Mondays, September 11th- October 23: Mom & Baby Yoga 

     

  • Sheri Rink Dip. PT, ACup, RYT

    My bio is a long list of “Thank You’s”. I know I am only here because of those around me and the depth of gratitude runs deep. For those that do not already know, I graduated Physiotherapy from the Krankengymnastik Schuele, Suelfeld, Germany in 1995. I worked in the hospital environment in Germany before returning to Canada in 1997. After establishing my license with the College of Physical Therapist of Alberta, I went to work in a number of different fields of physiotherapy within Alberta. I have learned much from this career and I have learned equally from my clients and the text books. I look forward to assisting you with your health concerns.

     

    Saturday, October 14th: The Foundations Of Meditation Session 1
    Saturday, October 21thThe Foundations Of Meditation Session 2

  • Lesley Robinson

    I was a dancer all through my adolescent years, later becoming a fitness instructor and have been for many, many years. Yoga became a part of my life as an occasional practitioner. In recent years I completed my teacher training and have finally found what is the most rewarding endeavor I have ever encountered. I have always been physically active, but never have I found anything as fulfilling, spiritually, physically and emotionally. I want to bring this practice to as many people as possible so they can reap the benefits as I have.


    Saturday, November 4th: Intro To Yoga

    Saturday January 20th: Intro to Yoga

  • Margaret Rodgers

    Margaret’s journey with the path of yoga started 11 years ago as a way to take good care of herself. Like most western practitioners, it began with the body, but almost immediately, she started to recognize the mind, body, heart connection. Like the way the practice has the capacity to ground one in the present and uplift the spirit – creating a nourishing feeling of content.The practice created profound and deep shifts for Margaret and she noticed how it positively impacted her relationship with the world around her, and how it organically deepened her connections with the people in her life.  Naturally, curiosity took hold and she began to inquire more about yoga and started to delve deeper into its layers by attending workshops and eventually becoming a certified teacher. Margaret has received training in Akhanda Yoga (Prana Yoga Studio’s 200 hr YTT), Restorative Yoga, Lifestyle Meditation (Meditation for Kids and Teens), and Yoga for Teens (Donna Freeman’s Yoga In My School). She looks forward to  sharing the practice in a fun, inclusive environment at That Yoga Place – a studio that has lovingly supported her journey.

     

     

     

    Sunday, September 24th: Family Yoga
    Sunday, October 1st: Family Yoga
    Sunday, October 15th: Family Yoga
    Sunday, October 22nd: Family Yoga

  • Tiffany Sparrow

    Tiffany Sparrow, BMT, MTA is an accredited music therapist, singer-songwriter, kirtan artist and yogi.  She currently specializes in music therapy at bedside in medical settings, weaving the power of music with breath, movement and meditation to facilitate pain reduction, emotional balance, relaxation and wellness.  Sparrow studied yoga and mantra in India, obtaining her 500hr yoga teaching certificate in Akhanda Yoga through Yogrishi Vishvketu as well as recording two mantra/kirtan albums with local traditional musicians. She has traveled extensively around the world and brings her awareness of global music and holistic spiritual and health practices to her work as a clinician and educator.  www.sparrowgrace.com

    January 2018: Yoga Teacher Training

  • Melissa Wasserfall

    Melissa Wasserfall started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1998 under the guidance of Hamish Hendry and Brian Cooper, in Edinburgh. she has maintained a solid practice for over 17 years (with the exception of two pregnancies!) and has been fortunate to study on multiple occasions with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath. She has enjoyed soaking in knowledge from many Authorised and Certified Ashtanga yoga teachers , as well as learning from other styles of Yoga. She has a diploma in Sports and Remedial massage, and continues to be a lifelong student of anatomy. She ran a studio in Edinburgh before relocating to Edmonton, where she ran True Yoga for 9 years, before passing on the baton…

    January 2018: Yoga Teacher Training