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.

Laura Fox

Yoga found me more than 15 years ago. It helped me to heal on many different layers (and continues to do so). The more I explore this beautiful practice, the better I get to know myself and adapt kindly and compassionately to the changes that move through me. I invite students to embrace themselves in this way too.

This inspired me to dive deeper and complete my 200 hour YTT with Leanne Kitteridge of Shibui Yoga in 2014. I continue to practice, study and take many workshops and trainings including Yin Yoga, Private Client with Lauren Roegele, Restorative with Kim Sheridan and many courses with Natalie Rousseau. My practice and teaching has been also influenced by Nicole Marcia who offered her knowledge in Trauma Informed Practices. Currently, I am working towards my 300 hour certification with Janet Stone.

I am eternally grateful for these teachers and so, so many more that have helped guide me on my journey…

Sandra Cavan

Yoga has been an integral part of Sandra’s life for over twenty years; she has found consistent peace and solace in the practice while navigating motherhood, a full-time career, and all of life’s unexpected highs and lows.

In the year 2015, Sandra decided to push herself beyond her comfort zone and pursue a 200 hour RYT certification under the gracious instruction of Daniel Clement on Texada Island, British Columbia.

Following the completion of yoga teacher training, Sandra has found joy and confidence in guiding students through yoga classes where she aims to promote kindness towards oneself through intentional, gentle movement.

Emmy Kerr

Hi! I’m Emmy. I started practicing yoga four years ago after the birth of my daughter. At first, yoga was simply an activity for me to do on my own, to get out of the house. Over time, I began to fall in love with the ritual of yoga. I could feel that my mental health was improving. At the time, I was working a high stress job as a pediatric Registered Nurse, and after making the decision to pause this career to focus on my growing family (after encouragement from an inspirational yoga teacher of mine who had forged a similar path) I decided to enroll in a Yoga Teacher Training program.

In January of 2020 and at 33 weeks pregnant with my son, I graduated with my YTT200 certificate from Haven School of Yoga in Abbotsford, BC.
Since then, I have offered public classes (including kids yoga) at various studios here in Chilliwack. The presence of a global pandemic has limited my public teaching opportunities but during this time I have been able to focus my practice inward and redefine what yoga means to me in my life.

Yoga for me has become an exploration of self and an opportunity to be fully present. I love the incorporation of simple breathwork in my classes and of course some good tunes. I can’t wait for you to come roll out your mat with me!

Charlotte Rawlinson

Charlotte has been in the health and wellness industry for many years. She is a Yoga Alliance certified 200hr RYT teacher as well as a BCRPA fitness specialist/trainer certified in various modalities and methods for 20 plus years. With a back ground in health care she also works with seniors and adults with disabilities.

Yoga has been a part of Charlotte’s life for 18 years. Wanting to dive deeper into her yoga practice and to help with chronic overuse,injuries, Charlotte took her 200hr RYT with Kim Sheridan in 2016.

Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. Her philosophy is that anyone can do yoga regardless of age , weight, flexibility, or disability.
Charlotte has also completed other trainings such as Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Trauma informed Yoga, Chair Yoga, as well as other workshops.

She is grateful for all her teachers and is committed to always learn and share new things. When she’s not teaching she’s out walking her dog, in the garden or kayaking.

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.

Krysta Evans

Krysta believes that through our yoga practice we can create a container, a safe space, in which we begin to observe ourselves in a non-judging way. We can meet ourselves just as we are and build a practice of awareness, support, and strength.

Krysta’s classes have a flow-like energy with moments to pause in stillness and bring your mind into focus. When taking a class with Krysta you will learn proper alignment of the yoga postures and have the opportunity to experience the many layers yoga has to offer.

Krysta has her 200hr yoga teaching certification and 50hr yin yoga certification. Krysta continues to deepen her knowledge of yoga with trainings, reading, and spending time on her own mat. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and camping.

Kimberly Grey

My name is Kimberly Grey and I am grateful to be living, working and playing on the unceded territory of the Sto:lo people.

Although I have practiced yoga for 20 years, it wasn’t until I moved to Chilliwack 10 years ago that I really dove into the practice and the teachings.

I have been blessed to learn and train with exceptional teachers and gurus throughout the last 10 years and was able to travel to India in 2016 to immerse myself in the roots of yoga.

I continue to learn and be inspired by yoga and its offerings and am excited to share with the greater Chilliwack community.

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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