Megan grew up in Merritt, and fell in love with yoga in 2012. This love grew into the internal pull to share yoga with others, in hopes of bringing the same healing and acceptance that she found from it. After growing her family, she decided it was her calling to help others, through yoga. Megan received her 200 RYT in 2016 through SOYA, under the guidance of Natasha Scott and Kamala Wilkie. She offers a wide variety of classes ranging from beginner hatha to hot hatha flow, and restorative. She believes in helping others to see their true potential and assisting them in finding peace within through her practices by offering tools to utilize inside and out of the studio.
Katie grew up in the Nicola Valley and started practicing yoga in February 2016. She received her 200 RYT in May 2016 through SOYA. Not only is she thrilled to be a part of the AKASA family, but also to learn from the variety of styles her fellow teachers have to offer. Her classes are filled with love and support and she is honoured to be your guide!
Yogini, wife, hobby-farmer, Woods Woman, lover of the moon and stars and an excavator of truth. Dani spends most of her days deep in the heart of the British Columbia interior, mixing up ancient ayurvedic potions, coaching kick-ass women, guiding sacred movement and unravelling the mysteries of the stars. To add to that, she is also a massive dog-lover, obsessive book fanatic and has an unresolved case of wanderlust. Additionally, she is an RYT 200 Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Level 1 Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Facilitator and Ayurvedic Health Educator. Dani is currently studying wth Katie Silcox of the Sri Vidya Lineage, in pursuit of her ShaktiRasa 500 Hour Certification. She has also also studied with Rod Stryker, Joni Patry, Dr. Marc Halpern, Liz Arch, Amy Ippoliti, Yogi Amrit Desai, Ryan Strong, Jay Fields, Bronwen Kettleson, as well as Harshad and Uchita Thomlinson.
Chelsey is a multi passionate lover of life. Connecting with a regular yoga practice when she made a move to Vancouver Island in 2009. Yoga has helped her uncover so many aspects of herself and it is this exploration that lead her to share this uncovering of the Self with others. She completed her 750 hour teacher training in 2014 and is most recently a licensed Desire Map Facilitator based of Danielle Laporte’s book. A bit of a wanderer, she looks forward to sharing with new faces and seeing new places along her travels.
Chloe was born and raised in Merritt. She has just recently moved back home with her husband after graduating from university with her Marketing degree. She has been practicing yoga for the past ten years, and completed her 200-hour Asana teacher training in 2016. She is a go-go person but her mat has always brought balance to her life and hopes to help others also find this balance through their practice. She is excited to get to meet all of you, to learn from you, to laugh with you and to overall share her passion of yoga with you.
New mum, Anthropology student, and lover of all things chocolate, Hannah was born and raised in the Nicola Valley. Her desire for movement blossomed in childhood through ballet, which she trained in for over ten years. She discovered barre workouts in 2015 while living in the United States, and she recently completed her barre certification. She passionately believes that exercise should not only be enjoyable but also attainable to everyone, and feels honoured to be part of the Akasa team.
Madison moved to Merritt last year to support children, youth and families experiencing mental health issues. Madison was born and raised on the west coast where she grew up being active year round, recognizing exercise as a therapeutic outlet. From soccer and track and field to skiing and canoeing, she loves being outside, rain, shine or snow. She strongly believes in the connection between mental and physical health and the need to foster wellness in all areas of life. Madison has been practicing yoga for the past 10 years and was introduced to barre along the way. She recently became a Certified Barre Instructor and is excited to share her passion for endorphins with anyone, regardless of where they are on their journey.
Although she has been a part of the Akasa family as a student from the beginning, now she will be leading you through some amazing workouts! Lover of the water, keeper of the trees and a newly certified plié and pulse demander – just kidding – barre instructor. Nyana loves the way barre connects you to all muscles in the body with such small movements but in such a big way. Never a ballerina but always a fitness enthusiast; she looks forward to leading you through a sweat, or a stretch, and hopefully a smile, maybe even a laugh or 10.