Pauline is the sixth of seven children in her family and was born and raised in Alberta. Growing up in Bragg Creek before moving to Calgary, Pauline is in love with being outside. Camping and exploring in the forests and mountains of our beautiful province with her big family, and learning to ski at the age of 3, she is adventurous by nature, and is always up for new challenges. Keeping in line with adventure and excitement, Pauline’s post-secondary education began in the Theatre program at Mount Royal College. Never shying away from the limelight, those who know her well are not at all surprised that Pauline wanted to be an actor. After moving to Vancouver, she realized the acting life just wasn’t for her. Her next adventure took her to Ireland for a year, where she worked as a barmaid, while backpacking Europe for stints at a time. Pauline returned to Alberta and received her BFA with Great Distinction from the U of L. Pauline’s desire to help and be of service motivated her to go into pre-veterinary studies, again at the U of L, while also receiving hands-on knowledge volunteering at the Lethbridge Humane Society, and spending her available time with the great team at Coaldale Pet Clinic and doing ride-along herd healths with the wonderful veterinarians out of Livestock Veterinary Services in Picture Butte. It is in this time period Pauline began practicing yoga, realizing very quickly that the idea of becoming a yoga teacher would offer everything she had been searching for – the physical adventure, the ability to be of service, the feeling of belonging to a big family and the support that goes with that, and the constant talking required of a teacher (at which she seemed to be so naturally adept). Once her mind was made up, she headed off to her first training – Bikram Yoga in LA, Spring of 2014. Subsequently, she followed up with her Level One from Baron Baptiste the following spring in Arizona, and her first Yin training in the summer of 2015 in Calgary. In January of 2018, Pauline completed a second Yin training, and became Buti certified in February 2018 in Banff. Although Pauline can’t get most of her family members to practice yoga when they visit, her boyfriend, Cam, can be seen around the studio all the time, and she enjoys doing yoga with their dog at home – when Tank isn’t falling asleep on her mat. Pauline is thrilled to be part-owner of Harvest Yoga Studio with Jess, and is looking forward to future adventures together as business partners and lovers of yoga.
I was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, a suburb in eastern Toronto. I grew up playing soccer, basketball, volleyball and competed in track and field and cross country. Movement brings me out of my head - I have a tendency to overthink. I feel like my truest self when I’m moving my body and I crave “in the flow” experiences. This love of movement brought me to the University of Western Ontario to study Kinesiology. While playing soccer at Western, I was looking for a way to loosen up my tight hips and ankles, as well as prevent future injuries - chronic ankle sprainer here! That lead me to Moksha Yoga London back in 2007. It was love at first sweat! My practice continues to reveal my inner workings and has gifted me tools to navigate life’s ebbs and flows. Yoga is definitely the yin to my yang and helps me maintain harmony in my life. Specifically, pulling me away from school teaching into following this path full time. The practice keeps my body in line for playing football, getting my butt kicked at Orange Theory and hiking in the mountains. But, as many yogis do, I came for the physical benefits but have developed a dedicated practice for the mental benefits as well. I am motivated to share the teachings of yoga and completed my first teacher training, 500 hours with Moksha/Modo Yoga, in Kelowna in July 2015. I currently have over 700 hours of yoga teacher training, having most recently trained with Ryan Leier and One Yoga. I am looking forward to learning more and passionately sharing with this amazing community. Namaste.
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If you met Shauna 10 years ago you may have laughed if told she was going to be a yoga teacher in a few short years. Into music and teenage brooding, yoga wasn’t even on the radar. Growing up she had a passion for sports, playing volleyball, basketball, badminton and softball, but never discovered yoga until after university! While trying to decide on a direction to move after graduating, she came to a Bikram yoga class here at the studio a few months after it opened. She was hooked! It filled the gap in her life she didn’t even realize was there. Diving head first into a dedicated practice she found yoga was helping to slowly undo the years of impact she’d already experienced. Realizing that the human body was so incredible and addicted to the sensations in her own opening body she realized this was the path for her. She was given the opportunity to learn to teach the Bikram style from an experienced teacher at the studio, followed shortly after with a trip to India in November 2016 to complete Vinyasa Yoga’s 200HR hatha/vinyasa training. Another mind-opening experience! In September 2018 she completed a 50HR yin training with Bernie Clark, and is interested in pursuing yoga therapy in the future. Yoga has been a light in her life, helping her physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and that is the offering she hopes to bring to you in your practice.
I was born in Calgary and lived there until I was 9. After which I moved to Rocky Mountain House. I played soccer from the I was 6 until I was 18. I loved the sense of accomplishment and teamwork that came with it. After I turned 18 I moved with my fiance to Lethbridge to attend the University. I have recently graduated with a bachelor of science in Psychology and now look forward to discovering where my life will take me next. I began my yoga journey when I started working Harvest. I had never practiced in a studio before because I was self conscious about my body. Working at Harvest has helped me become more comfortable in my own skin and more confident in myself. My other passions in life include reading, music, and travelling. I love seeing live concerts and exploring new places. When it rains my favourite place to be is curled up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book. Life is a never-ending adventure with many twists and turns and I look forward to experiencing all the exciting things to come.
Her yoga mat is a place that reminds her of the Choose Your Own Adventure books from when she was a kid. Sometimes it reveals much, sometimes it offers straight up play and joy, sometimes it humbles her. She has been blessed with teachers who illuminated how to strive living open to grace and gratitude, filled with awe and wonder, on and off the mat.
Deanna was born and raised in Coaldale, however after high school wanted to explore “big city” living and moved to Calgary. She graduated from Mount Royal College Massage Therapy Program in 2003 and practiced in Calgary in a busy multidisciplinary health clinic before moving to Lethbridge in 2011 and currently has a massage practice at Elite Sports Medicine. She fell in love with yoga and it's many benefits when she started practicing at Harvest Yoga Studio in 2013. She believes that daily practice not only promotes physical and mental wellness, but it also helps to generate mindfulness and positivity to all aspects of life. Deanna brings her knowledge of anatomy and physiology and her experience as a healer to gently lead fellow yoga practitioners as they find balance and strength in body & mind. She followed her heart and completed her 200hr Yoga teacher training in July 2017. Her training is in Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga, however feels that it's just the beginning of the endless landscape of knowledge she wishes to acquire in the future. She feels the beauty of yoga is the continual learning about oneself mentally, emotionally and physically. She is an outdoor enthusiast and treasures her time walking her dog in the coulees and hiking in our gorgeous mountains. She also has a passion for travel and had a two year work visa for the U.K which allowed her to explore parts of Europe. Her next adventure is in December. She will travel to India to obtain 300 hours in Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the World. Peace & Love. Namaste.
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Lauren and her family always loved to travel. Once she turned 17 she made it her goal to celebrate each birthday somewhere different. Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, India... Upon traveling to Guatemala, Lauren began to fall in love with alternative ways of being. She completed a 200 hour Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course on the beautiful shores of Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, where she lived and volunteered at an ashram for several months, deep diving into Asana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Karma Yoga. After returning home she felt inspired to share her gifts with the Lethbridge Community. The support she received through teaching Pop Up Yoga and University Yoga Club classes motivated her again to travel to India in the beginning of 2018 to complete a 200 hour Nada Yoga Teacher Training course where she further deepened her knowledge and passion for Bhakti Yoga. Learning how to play harmonium, chanting mantras in temples, making malas, being with like-minded community, and hanging out with dogs are what makes her heart sing.
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