...in the heart of Cochrane, Alberta.
Let your body and soul heal, grow and renew amongst a community that strengthens your energy, fitness and possibilities.
Meet Your Wellness
& Yoga Instructors
Yulia Sauter, E-RYT 500
I feel deeply passionate about creating an inviting and safe space for my students, and to support them in letting go of their hectic life and busy schedule for a while.
It's beautiful to see how people release physical and emotional tension during yoga classes, and how the body and mind gently restores.
I enjoy incorporating principles of mindfulness in my offerings, to support students in being truly present and to connect with their breath.
I was never just drawn to the physical aspects of yoga when I began to practice over a decade ago, but felt truly amazed by the emotional and mental benefits that yoga and meditation have to offer.
My ongoing studies included Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness Meditation.
Frequency and touch are both powerful offerings that Gessica brings to the table. We see many people today flocking towards these types of healing modalities because of their transformative capabilities.
With over 12 years as a Holistic Practitioner Gessica has the ability to provide a professional, peaceful, compassionate environment where people have the time and space to totally relax and enjoy the benefits of tuning forks, sound bowls, and physical touch.
She also provides guided meditations, breathwork, and teaches polarity & energy shifting skills for small groups.
Joanna has recently moved to Cochrane, and has been teaching yoga in Calgary for over 7 years. She came to Cochrane for the healing energy of the land, the friendly community, and the peaceful surrounding nature. Her trainings include Iyengar Style, Anusara Inspired, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra, and Critical Alignment Therapy.
Although her trainings are mostly alignment based, she encourages her students to find the alignment unique to their body structure. She recognizes all different shapes, sizes and abilities, and is able to support your practice with modifications and props. Her purpose for teaching yoga is to support people with healing their physical and emotional body and uniting with their soul. She also works with sound healing, offering alchemy crystal singing bowls, percussion instruments, and planetary gongs in her workshops. She has mentored with other sound healers, taken a gong training, and utilized her background in music to listen and learn. She grew up being trained in the Suzuki method of piano, tonalization, learning by environment, and playing by ear. This led her to a more intuitive way of being.
She is currently finishing her Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She has a thirst for knowledge in understanding the mind and human condition, transcending duality, elevating soul consciousness.
Carol Tapsay RYT200
After 10 years of practicing yoga, exploring many styles along the way, I often felt that I needed to modify many poses for my body shape and injuries.
When in 2016 a career change opened the way for me to take a 200 Hour Teacher Training with the South Okanagan Yoga Academy, I was called to teach beginners and especially those who feel they aren’t suited to yoga as they felt it couldn’t be suited to them.
I am passionate about making this practice accessible to all by offering many modifications and focusing on slow, mindful movement so all students are allowed to move with ease.
Denise Brochu, B.Sc.PT, B.Sc.P.E., M.C.P.A.
I first began practicing yoga around 2000 after my dear teacher, Dr. Steven Aung,
who taught me Traditional Chinese Acupuncture at the U of A, Qi gong and the spirituality of Buddhism, encouraged me to start yoga and to be my best at it. This would allow myself and my community to be a better place, as this was my duty and calling (Darma and Karma).
Through my physical education degree, physical therapy degree and many sports medicine courses and competency exams I have the highest order in Physio as a diploma holder in Canada.
Yoga has a long, long lineage of learning from teachers and passing that wisdom down to our future generation. As a teacher I am responsible to facilitate these teachings in a SAFE, responsible and intelligent manner. In my classes we follow the Eight limbs of yoga incorporating Yama's (no harm to oneself), Asana (discipline of the physical practice), Pranayama (control and use of the breath), Dharana (Concentration) and Dhyana (Meditation).
Dr. Stefani Scottaline, D.C
I teach Kundalini yoga because it has always been a fun, unique and powerful experience. A mantra I use in class and everyday life is “Keep Up and Be Kept Up!”
As a chiropractor I have a vitalistic approach to health and wellness. Kundalini yoga and chiropractic hold this same philosophy that the body is designed to heal and be well.
I am excited to share these teachings that inspire greatness.
I began practicing different styles of yoga a few years ago in the midst of big changes in my life and was guided to Kundalini yoga. I was completely blown away by the way it made me feel.
Though, at that time, I definitely didn't think that I would someday teach it! I was quite content as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, but the urge to explore the world and find my true calling was too big. So I quit and went travelling for a couple of years.
It's when I moved to Cochrane that I got a strong message that it was time for me to become a teacher. I have since then gratefully shared my passion for yoga and sound healing and continue to explore the infinite potential that resides within each and everyone of us.
I am a registered massage therapist, registered aromatherapist and Usui Reiki master teacher. I began my journey over 20 years ago now with learning Usui Reiki to the Mastery and then completing the massage therapy ticket both by 2000. In my massage practice, I use my essential oils with every client that enjoys them. The oils have become a very integral part of me since 1999 and continue to learn from my esteemed colleagues in this fast-paced industry.
My personal quest is to educate people on the wonderful uses, benefits and astounding results essential oils can give to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Meghan Vornholt BSc, BEd, CYT
She I discovered yoga in 2003 during a stressful undergrad degree in science at the University of Calgary. After practicing yoga for a few months, I realized the positive benefits yoga was having on my body, my mind, and my ability to manage stress. Yoga has continued to support me through the completion of my university degrees and other challenging times. The tools and philosophy of yoga has led to my continued personal growth both on and off the yoga. I went on to do a BEd at the University of Calgary and have been an educator since 2008. I have had the opportunity to work with youth and adults to build skills, resiliency and a growth mind set. My yoga classes focus on mind and body health with psycho-educational tools built into each class. I take a trauma-informed approach to all classes I teach and believe in yoga as a healing approach to wellness.
I specialize in kundalini yoga, chakra yoga, and yogic somatic release. These offerings work on the energy and emotional bodies to release blocks that are holding us back. They help develop new neural pathways and release stress as a catalyst for positive change.
I have been blessed to have animal guides throughout my journey. Horses have been a spirit animal for me and a way to connect to self, spirit, and develop relationships. I started working with horses at the age of 5 years old and have continued to learn and grow with them over time. I have been involved in Pony Club, 3 day eventing, therapeutic riding, polocrosse, trail riding, and horsemanship throughout my evolution with equines. I have been blessed to study Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) with Sue McIntosh at Healing Hooves in Cremona, AB and co-facilitating sessions since 2017.
Sandy is an eclectic free spirit who's passions lie with the earth. An Herbalist, Plant Based Nutritionist, Sound Healer, Ceremony and Circle Practitioner with Plant Spirit Medicine.
Sandy also is a passionate lightworker and teaches Usui, Karuna and Shamanic Reiki.
Sandy loves to share her music and plant wisdoms in many different ways ever the eternal student, and therefore ever evolving her practice.
Sensei Stewart Price
Sensei Stewart Price has been doing karate for over 25 years with experience in various traditional and modern martial arts. Stewart studied Kinesiology at the University of Alberta and York University where he assisted with varsity strength and conditioning.
Stewart teaches full time with the CBE and continues to challenge his body and mind through teaching and training karate. Stewart is a technical director for Shitoryu Karate Canada and is affiliated with Karate Canada & the World Shitoryu Karate Federation. www.shitoryuab.com