Teachers

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Mandy Trapp

Mandy Trapp worked in the health and wellness industry for 15 years before launching her own meditation company in 2012. Lifestyle Meditation was founded as an education-based, socially conscious company that believes in making stress management and spiritual growth easy and accessible for everyone. As a mother of three and wife to a successful entrepreneur, Mandy understands the demands of juggling a busy life. Although she entered motherhood with a post-secondary education and a full schedule as a personal trainer at a top training studio in Edmonton, Canada, it wasn’t until she began her studies at Chopra University in San Diego, California, that she truly began to understand the importance of a daily meditation practice. In 2008 she graduated from Chopra University with their top distinction of Vedic Master Educator and has brilliantly woven her Chopra education with her athletic training education, various yoga certifications, and several trips to India and Nepal where she has founded the India/Nepal Yoga Project; a non-profit organization that empowers healing in those affected by the devastating effects of human trafficking.

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Paula Swain

Paula is a natural communicator with a passion for helping others realize their true and full potential.

After spending many years in the corporate sector working in Human Resources and Finance, she made the decision to follow a new path.

Over the past 10 years, she has studied various healing modalities with Reiki being her speciality, and has learned how the healing energies truly benefit the human body, mind and soul. She is a member of the Canadian Reiki Association.

In 2015, Paula had the honour of participating in a Pediatric Integrative Medicine Trial at the Stollery Chidren’s Hospital in Edmonton as a Reiki Practitioner working with sick children. Volunteering and being in service to others is an integral part of her life and she gives her time to it whenever possible.

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Dawn Southey-Hills

“I am a healing hugger, lover of life, connector of community, empowerer of people, mystical meditator and goddess of gratitude.”

Dawn Southey Hills has a huge passion for empowering and inspiring youth. She teaches dance, yoga, and meditation to youth and adults. After overcoming anxiety, depression, and a very challenging childhood, as well as losing a dear friend to suicide in 2010, Dawn decided to become a public speaker and advocate for mental health.

As a child, Dawn loved dance and sports. She taught kids dance and fitness in high school. After working as a nanny in France for a year, Dawn decided to become an English and Physical Education Teacher. She received her Bachelor of Education in 1994 from the University of Alberta and went on to work for the Japanese government from 1995-1997 as an English Language Teacher.

After having her son, who developed epilepsy and special needs, Dawn met Mandy Trapp. Mandy completely rerouted Dawn’s life, introducing her to the healing practices of yoga and meditation.

In 2008, Mandy inspired Dawn to create “Dance Around The World”, a pre-school movement program that incorporates dances from around the world, kids yoga and guided meditation. In 2009, Dawn began working at Edmonton’s Prana Yoga Studio where she continues to teach Dance Around The World, kids yoga and meditation and kids summer camps. In June of 2015, Dawn graduated from the 200 hour Adult Yoga Teacher Training at Prana.

Dawn became a Lifestyle Meditation Teacher in 2014 and now teaches private lessons and group meditations for adults and children. As a caregiver to a child with special needs, meditation is one of her favourite self-care practices and helps her manage her mental and physical health.

Dawn is also the co-founder of The Goddess Network, with her partner, and fellow Lifestyle Meditation Teacher and life coach, Sara Hiebert. The Goddess Network was created in 2013, to provide community, compassion, support, inspiration and connection for women.

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Christine Fraser

If you ask Christine Fraser what ignites her passion she’ll tell you that it’s all about inspiring people to be the best that they can be!

Whether it is teaching meditation, working with children in her yoga practice, facilitating core and cellular transformational healing, or offering sessions of Intuitive guidance; she truly lives and breathes magic into it all. She is funny, enthusiastic and has a gift for touching people’s hearts.

Christine is a mom, partner, teacher, coach, healer and a strong role model for all ages. Her dedication to enhancing the lives of others, which encompasses guiding them to a state of health and well being, has led her to be a practitioner in holistic health therapy with a leading edge focus on spiritual and intuitive development.

This amazing lady has dedicated her life to working with children and youth of all ages in many different areas of their physical, intellectual and spiritual development. She delivers memorable messages that encourage everyone to step into their journeys, and be the best they can be for themselves, their loved ones, their communities and humanity.

Her Transformational Guidance is  a channeled session which offers individuals  Support, Guidance and Direction in development of deeper connection and realizing health and wellness in all areas of their lives.

 Intuitive Guidance,  Transformational Healing, Energetic Health (ie Reiki) as per each clients unique and individual requirements.
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Tracy Montgomery

“I love my family, an empty house, and the aroma of books and coffee shops. Dark chocolate, sea salt, and caramel. Yoga is my church.

I try to live life like ‘Harold and the purple crayon’, imagining and drawing my world as I see it.”

Tracy Montgomery has been teaching for as long she can remember, but has truly found her passion and purpose through the journey of yoga and meditation. Completing the ‘Learn To Teach’ Training was the beginning of something completely life changing for her!

In addition to being a Certified Lifestyle Meditation Teacher and RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, Tracy is also a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, has a B.Ed. specializing in Elementary Education and works as a mindfulness teacher and coach in her school. She is working towards bringing mindfulness and meditation into the mainstream education system.

Tracy has a true passion and love for learning; as an educator and a life long student. She has recently completed her 2200 hour Massage Therapy Certification.

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Faye Stollery

“I find great joy in the simple things in life, like walking barefoot in the grass, singing and dancing in the kitchen, and spending time with my family. It is my goal to inspire others to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday lives.”

Since 2014, Faye Stollery has been a performance coach at MacEwan University Conservatory of Music. By using her experience in theatre, yoga, and meditation, she teaches mindfulness to inspire confidence both on and off the stage. Her genuine loving nature creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Faye has a BA in Drama and is a certified Lifestyle Meditation Instructor. She is also a RYT-200 Yoga Instructor and a Level II Reiki practitioner. She loves to learn and collaborate, and is always looking for new ways to incorporate mindfulness into her teaching.

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Shauna McMartin

Shauna’s yoga journey started over 14 years ago in the basement of the library in Fort Saskatchewan.  Her family enrolled in a community yoga class as a way to spend time together.  This first sample of yoga sparked an interest that eventually lead her to pursue her passion.

Having completed her Bachelor of Management with the University of Lethbridge, Shauna was working in the Provincial Government with the Department of Corporate Human Resources when she attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in fall of 2007.  This nine week intensive training covered yoga history, philosophy, anatomy, teaching dialogue and two Bikram hot yoga classes a day.  After completing what she will tell you as one of the most intense and challenging experiences of her life, she returned to Edmonton to teach part time while working in human resources.  After spending a few years balancing two flourishing career paths the day came when realized there was a direction she needed to explore – opening her own studio.  In 2012 she left her 12 year corporate career and with the support of her family, Shauna and her sister Leanne embarked on the odyssey of opening Two Sisters Yoga from 2012 – 2016.  The studio created a large and loving community of yogis who were like family, offering a safe and supportive space to explore meditation and together.

During her growth and development Shauna has completed Yin Yoga training, Power Flow training and 4 Meditation trainings including Lifestyle Meditations 200 hour love to teach curriculum.  She has worked with a broad community of teachers, students and studios and sees the power meditation and yoga have to shift, evolve and change lives.  Her philosophy with teaching is that everyone is welcome to experience practice and she supports everyone’s journey with care and compassion.  This welcoming approach sees yogis of all ages, shapes and sizes coming to her classes creating a platform for her students experience a fun and inspirational space.   Shauna is engaged in the community, and has worked with a variety of individuals, groups and agencies to help bring meditation and yoga into the lives of all those who benefit from a regular practice.  

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Kim Doring-Lindgren

Bio coming soon.

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Marissa Kuchelyma

Bio coming soon.