Meet our Staff

Jolene Sharpe

My name is Jolene Sharpe I have been practising and teaching Pilates for over 10 years. My training is from the original classical exercises from Joseph Pilates which was invented in the First World War to rehab war victims. The classes I teach cater to many different age groups and abilities of clients.

With half the class being Standing Pilates and the other half on the Mat, clients get a total body workout based on the fundamentals and principles of Pilates using your own body weight! There is a lot of body awareness and functionality when doing standing Pilates and it helps to increase bone density, helps with balance, and is a great addition to doing the traditional mat exercises.

I live in Chilliwack and enjoy running, competitive soccer, gardening and pretty much any outdoor sport. There are so many benefits that Pilates has given me to be able to perform better in these activities and life in general.

From group classes to one on one, kids, teens, elderly, pre and post natal clients, I thoroughly love teaching and enjoy sharing the many benefits of Pilates. It’s all about engaging your core muscles, aligning your spine, and strengthening the body using your own body weight … becoming strong within your own skin . I believe there is a class and level for everyone and my hope is to help make people feel strong and confident in their own body, from inside out.

Sarah Bridge

Hello! My name is Sarah Bridge. Coming from a small Golf Island, I was fortunate to be raised in a diverse spiritual atmosphere. I’ve been practicing yoga and meditation for 20 years and as a Yoga Teacher for the past three years, my focus has been on natural health and wellness.

On a personal level and as someone dealing with Lupus, I have felt the benefits of practicing yoga and meditation firsthand. I am a true believer in the importance of incorporating it into our daily lives.

Some of my interests include energy work, massage, and energy healing which led me to travel to Mexico. There I received my 200 hour YTT, in Aligned Flow with Richelle Morgan. I continued my studies in Canada which included:‘Restorative Training’ with Kim Sheridan, and ‘Life as a Yogi in the 21st Century’ with Brenda Fuerstein. I continue to study as a student of my body, constantly learning and changing.

Through the combination of knowledge that I have gained and my own personal journey, I desire to share my passion for yoga and meditation with others. The benefits are tremendous and I would love the opportunity to take this journey with you as you experience all yoga has to offer.

Monica Chalmers

I was first introduced to yoga, as many of us are, via a home practice for fitness purposes, around 2005. I practiced occasionally at home for a few years before attending my first studio class at a Bikram studio around 2008. I loved the discipline of the physical practice as well as the community (sangha).

Life, my physical ability and my practice changed in 2013 after being involved in a significant car accident. I was diagnosed with Chronic Pain Syndrome and then Fibromyalgia; at that point I decided to empower myself towards healing my own body. In 2014 I enrolled in (and completed) my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Maui Yoga Shala in Paia, Maui. I returned home with skills to promote my own healing as well as a desire to assist others who are injured or who are dealing with life changes which affect their mental health. I began teaching in 2015 and studying the teachings of BKS Iyengar and Thich Nhat Hahn.

I’ve always loved the outdoors: I find solace in nature, hiking, at the lakes and practicing outside. I discovered standup Paddleboarding (SUP) and in 2015 took my SUP Yoga Teacher Training, teaching sup yoga classes at Cultus Lake that same year. In 2018, I took my 50 hour Meditation Teacher Training and have continued to further my knowledge with courses in Ayurveda and Yin.

By the grace of God, my practice has strengthened my body, mind and soul. My purpose is to help others to empower themselves into a holistic healing practice as well. My favourite classes to teach are Hatha yoga, Restorative and Yin yoga and SUP yoga classes. My intention for classes are based on a foundation of proper alignment, effective breathing and yogic philosophy, in order to help students find a balance in their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Teresa Murray

Teresa Murray found the practice of yoga in 2013 as a means to improve her health and fitness level. She quickly found that the practice offered her so much more, including the much needed release from her high stress job and deepened a sense of connection within her she had yet to discover. Having dealt with scoliosis and sciatica pain she also found yoga to be beneficial tool in relieving this pain that affected her personal lifestyle.

After seeking out as many classes, workshops, and teachings she could attend she finally decided it was time to pursue her new found passion deeper. Teresa completed her 200hr certification under Christina Raskin in 2016 and since has continued furthering her training by completing her Yoga Nidra training under Lisa Papez as well as Postnatal and Prenatal training with Lori Lucas.

What was once a past time activity became a whole new way of living and brought balance and a new sense of purpose into her life. Teresa’s goal with every class is that you leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and with a new sense of peace and balance within body, mind, and spirit to carry off your mat into the rest of your day and life.

While not on the mat Teresa enjoys spending her days exploring the great outdoors with her family.

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