Troy views the science of yoga as a personal practice and one's own journey of self-discovery. For that reason he is continuously aiming to create a space that is available and comfortable for all to practice, regardless of their faith, age, or physical limitations. With mindful, intentional movements Troy’s teaching brings a fresh and powerful dimension into today’s yoga class that helps bridge the gap between the pure essence of Yoga and today’s disconnected world. At the foundation of Troy’s teaching is not the breath, but one’s relationship to the breath. In this we discover that no posture, no transition, no moment is ever the same; we discover what it means to live in the present moment, and finally, we remember what it means to live from a place of Genuine Love. Troy studies the lineage of Krishnamacharya under the guidance of Ryan Leier and has been blessed with the inspiration of amazing teachers, including: Seane Corn, Father Joe Pereira (Iyengar Yoga), Baron Baptiste, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama), Leslie Kaminoff, Jess Robertson, and Ted Grand…among others. Troy currently lives in a treehouse on the north coast of Trinidad & Tobago and is constantly being reminded that Prana (the life force that connects and flows through all life) is very real.
Adell is a yoga teacher who has travelled the world to share her love of yoga. Her background as a gymnast plays a meaningful role in the playful and creative style of her teaching, which she intertwines with pranayama, yoga philosophy, and anatomy to take the physical practice into a journey of inner awareness and acceptance. Adell trained in India before teaching in Asia, Europe, Central and North America, sharing her own yoga journey in hopes of inspiring and serving others in theirs.
For as long as Slava can remember, he has always been curious about the human body and it's complexity of expression. Having studied with Circus coaches in Canada, Shaolin monks in China, professional Acrobats in Europe, Martial Art teachers from Brazil, he has formulated his own techniques and protocols to get his students to where they want to go, his pursuit for education is this purpose and to sharing that with his students is his mission.
14 years teaching. Over 8000 hours experience and training. Versed in the science & art of Yoga. Teaching retreats, workshops, and intensives globally. Teaching Yin certification and Hatha Certification under the umbrella of Savoir Yoga Teacher Training... But none of this matters if I can’t lead you into the here and now of your YOUniverse. Join me on the mat, Yoga will reveal Self.
Breathe to free the mind. What else is there?
— IT’S ALL YOGA
Chris is an international teacher specializing in a strong dynamic vinyasa flow. Originally from Ireland, he has called London home for nearly 11 years, and uses it as his base to travel and teach around the world. Sessions with Chris are always fun and challenging. Tailored to the group to give you exactly what you need. You will be encouraged to explore, play and test your boundaries physically and mentally. He believes in our ability to take yoga and live it off the mat. To gain the beautiful benefits from our asana practice, but also to take those lessons we learn and apply them to how we live our lives.
Troy Turi is a yoga teacher who hosts retreats and workshops throughout the world. He is former gestalt therapist who has worked in prisons with violent offenders and now travels internationally teaching breath-awareness as the cornerstone of personal change.
Devon French has been with VanCityAcro since its inception 5 years ago. Devon is also a certified personal trainer, & Hatha Yoga teacher, though he has always made AcroYoga a priority above his countless other disciplines of study and delivery. Devon has trained in myriad movement modalities, including ballet, circus, martial arts, & dance.
Leonardo's bodywork is holistic, focused on calling forth a healing response. Almost 20 years he works through reflexology and from 2014 his massage practice is enriched by Thai massage.
Leonardo works from the heart, allowing each person to be more connected to their body, more aware of the energies working around and within their being. In 2010 he tried Bikram yoga for the first time and got fascinated immediately. This fascination inspired him to leave for India and took a 900 hours TTC in Hatha yoga in 2013. The practice helps him to develop body awareness, a sensitivity that enables him to feel people's pain, and the bliss experience when their pain disappears.
Martin, is a movement-somatic therapist and lecturer who specializes in integral holotropic practice and conscious movement-somatic work as a tool for deeper self-cognition and development. He sincerely cares about the subject of health in its many forms. Health & Physical Activity Foundation Degree, a focus on “health promotion.” The core theme is the development of human and community through physical activity and art, which remains a major focus and subject of further study.The basis of his work is integral yoga therapy, which he studied under the guidance of Dr. Ganesha Mohana & Dr. Günter Niessen, who effectively combines the wisdom of the legacy of yoga and the useful knowledge of modern medicine. His life and way of working are greatly influenced by attitudes to the body and consciousness of man, which comes from different traditions of wisdom, martial arts and shamanism. These principles can also be found in modern medicine, osteopathy or current movement-somatic therapeutic directions. The unifying principle that unites the ancient with the present is the movement of water, touch, frequency, and respect for the power of the inner healer available to each of us. And these principles form the basis of Martin's work. Martin is a facilitator of holotropic breathing and integral holotropic therapy. Grof Transpersonal Training focuses on transpersonal psychology, altered states of consciousness, deeper work with body and consciousness. For him, the process-oriented work and the follow-up of the Field's vivacity continue to be a great inspiration. Martin approaches clients with a holistic approach, where he logically and sensitively combines knowledge and principles from different directions of the East and West to promote human and community health.
Martin, accompanies people in transformation processes. He likes to get to know the possibilities of body and mind, releases mental and physical blocks and shares his experience with others. He sees great potential in Wim Hof's method, as well as in people. He trully likes to put energy into sharing his experiences with others.
Oksana, got into painting when she realized that it is a tool for her to connect and communicate when words fail. "It is a social currency that comes naturally to me and I hope to give back work that is beautiful and enriching to those who view it. I try to reflect the beauty that I see in people as honestly as I can and in the process make myself a clearer receiver, channel, and source of beauty that gives so much texture and meaning to our lives".