Your Instructors

 

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.

Kate Simpson is a Hatha Yoga Instructor, Holistic Nutritionist and Life Coach.  She has been practising yoga for over a decade and completed her RYT 200 hr at the Salt Spring Island Centre for Yoga.  Kate has a passion for holistic health and helping people feel better in their body and mind. She teaches a challenging but accessible style of flow yoga that will help any student find more functionality and freedom in their body.

Madisson is a lover all things fitness related, she believes fitness can fit into your life no matter what stage of life you are in. From a Bodybuilding competitor and Crossfitter to finding Yoga and Barre along the way, she has done a lot. She grew up in Southern Alberta where she became a paramedic and later on becoming a nurse. Her and her husband moved to Merritt three years ago, soon after she became a Certified Nutritionist through Precision Nutrition and has recently become a Certified Barre Instructor. She believes in health promotion and is passionate about helping people live a healthier lifestyle. After becoming a mom a year ago she has decided to stay at home with her daughter. She is excited to be part of the Akasa family and be able to teach Barre to our community. She will be offering two Full Body Barre classes along with a Mom and Baby Barre class each week. She looks forward to helping everyone achieve their fitness goals, no matter what they are.

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 eight 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.

​Randi became Buti yoga certified June 2017 in Okotoks Alberta, Canada. This was the first Canadian Buti yoga RYT certification training thus making her the first First Nations woman in Canada to become Buti certified. She has followed and has been fully supported by the creator of Buti and her master trainer Acosia Red Elk. She welcomes women and men alike to join her on the mat at Akasa Yoga Studio to flow it out on Friday evenings at 7!

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.