Our Instructors

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Alex Scarr ~ Owner of Yoga Weyr and Instructor.

     Alex has been involved in the fitness industry for several decades.  As a swimming instructor, a fitness leader, and these last 16 years a devotee of Yoga.  She is in her 20th year of a daily yoga practice and has been teaching yoga for four years.  She has studied Iyengar, Anusara and Ashtanga which is her daily practice. 

    It is her passion and love of the discipline of Yoga that has helped create this world class studio.

 

Kim Leduc ~ ( left ) Manager and Instructor. 

 Angelina McNamee ~ Instructor.

  Kim  has been interested in yoga and the body since childhood.  Beginning when she was 10 years old, Kim began trying to understand her own body through the physical form of yoga and the practice of massage.  Formal training in massage has enabled her to understand the function of the body and it’s ideal alignment.  Kim enjoys sharing her knowledge of yoga and weaving her beliefs about health into her instructions on how to get the most benefit out of the postures.  

     Kim’s classes are based on the Ashtanga Primary Series which can be adapted to the needs of beginners or challenge the experienced practitioner.  

   

Angelina  moved to Nanaimo from Victoria, where she began her studies of Hatha Yoga ( postures, breathwork, relaxation ) fifteen years ago.  She travelled to South India to complete a teather-training program in Sivananda Yoga, then to Argentina where she studied at the Indra Devi Foundation.  She is also certified in Stott Pilates, and enjoys teaching mat classes in addition to Hatha Yoga.

    Angelina is familiar with many different styles of Yoga, and has participated in numerous workshops while working closely with highly experienced teachers from around the world.  With a strong background in wellness and education, she hopes to inspire others along the Yogic path.


Wendy Wagner ~ Instructor.

Wendy commenced on her Yogic path six years ago. She obtained a RYT 200 level with Kavita Maharaj of  Red Door Yoga, and is has now completed the RYT 500 competencies. Her teaching experience has focused on Power and Hatha classes with a diverse population, and in a variety of settings. More recent practice has included concentrated awareness around the intricacies of internal disciplines such as Yin and Restorative Yoga.


Her career as a nurse, and participant as a competitive long distance runner have both lead to a yogic pathway. A firm believer in balance of mind, body and spirit, Wendy found yoga a perfect compliment to her existing lifestyle.

The intent within her Yogic guidance is to offer the atmosphere, energy, and opportunity for participants to challenge themselves within their own reality. 


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Madison Agrey ~ Instructor


Madison’s relationship with yoga began when she was fifteen years old. Her first experience of the practice was very confronting and uncomfortable. She continued to attend because she could see that there was something rich within this struggle. From the very beginning, yoga has helped Madison to lay the foundation for the intimate relationship she has continued to nurture and grow within herself. She graduated from her first yoga training in 2014 and has since completed over 100 hours of additional training in yin, prenatal and advanced teachings. In her classes, Madison uses the asana as a moving meditation. Students are encouraged to observe their inner landscape with curiosity and then allow and welcome what is arising with warmth and compassion. As well as teaching yoga, Madison is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, plant-lover, book-reader and nature-explorer. For more information visit www.madisonagrey.com


  


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Laura Timmermans ~ Instructor


Laura’s love for yoga started at an early age. Her devotion to practice is fueled by the constant evolution of the body-mind’s connection. Laura’s goal is to safely teach people so that they can experience the joy and countless benefits of the yoga journey. What she hopes to bring to each class is an open mind and an open heart.


When Laura is not rocking-out on her mat, she can be found outside hiking, kayaking, and exploring the endless beauty of Vancouver Island. She can also be found working as a Freelance Graphic Designer where she combines her creative passion with positive action in hopes of making a better world around her.


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Amber Pikula ~ Instructor


Amber has been practicing yoga for over 18 years. She has been teaching a wide variety of yoga classes on Lasqueti Island since 2007 and has safely taught to all levels of students. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and holds a BFA in Dance. Amber is currently training to become a Rehabilitation Assistant and is familiar with western anatomy and physiology. She practices yoga alongside running, cycling, ballet, and guiding her kids with mindfulness and compassion.


All classes emphasize breath awareness, body mechanics, and the traditional yogic philosophy of unification.