RYAN LEIER of ONE YOGA shares his Passions // WANDERLUST WHISTLER 2015

Passionate and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings a creative energy to every class he teaches; whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world. With a distinct expression of ancient traditions that touches his students’ hearts, Ryan’s commitment to honoring his teachers leads him to be equally devoted to continuing his studies as to teaching.

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Meet ALEX MAZEROLLE, Community Mover and Shaker (Literally.) // #SOCIALintheCITY Interview

Alex is a twenty-something Vancouver based entrepreneur. She is a lady on a mission to help women and girls come together and rise. She is passionate about real talk, the transformative power of movement and all things nature. She is a Lululemon Ambassador, the yoga teacher for EA SPORTS app YOGIFY, a past Pecha Kucha Speaker, worked with the Vancouver Canucks, has lent her yoga expertise to Marie Claire Uk and Flare Magazine, a Wanderlust Festival teacher and more importantly super into naps and rap music. She is known for her sense of humour, warmth and no bullshit approach.

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About Carolyn: Yoga surprised Carolyn as a ski bum in Whistler ‘99 at the unaware age of 19. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others and feel at home in one’s skin. The magic of yoga surprisingly grows quieter-towards a place where the physical, the internal, the spectacle and the witness are all one.

Carolyn’s past life was outdoors, in environmental restoration. Since completing her first 200 hour YTT in 2008, she has an extensive CV: as a contributing writer for My Yoga Online, filming videos with lululemon and Mala Collective, as an educator for international Teacher Training with Lila Vinyasa School of Yoga and Semperviva Yoga, managing yoga studios and guiding students through the mind blowing practice of just being while in silent meditation intensives. She has previously assisted at two Wanderlust Festivals and completed the Kula Yoga Project 75 hour advanced training in CT. Carolyn’s vinyasa classes are chock-full of unique alignment cues, smart sequencing, some careful touch and some touchy jokes to which she pays gratitude to Schuyler Grant, Ana Forrest and Clara Roberts-Oss. Her passion for silent meditation in forests is thanks to Adyashanti and Michelle St Pierre.

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Interview with Genieve Burley // Wanderlust Whistler 2015

Passionate about healthcare and wellness, Dr. Genieve Burley brings her expertise in anatomy to her yoga teaching, fusing scientific knowledge with ancient practices resulting in powerful evidence-based, holistic classes. Genieve is a Vancouver based chiropractor, yoga teacher and an international speaker and teacher training instructor. She has been practicing since 2001 and has been profoundly affected by the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga.Expect her classes to be infused with creative flow, nurturing alignment, core integration, therapeutic adjustments and sweet beats to dance with your breath.

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Interview with EMILIE PERZ of YOGA MEDICINE // Wanderlust Whistler 2015

Power, strength and an innate understanding of the mind-body connection are the three pillars on which Emilie Perz has built her practice. Emilie offers her students a rigorous and regimented practice that instills a deeper understanding of physical alignment and encourages the student to develop a closer bond with their practice,moving them to surpass their physical and mental barriers to achieve a deeper awareness of life. Emilie has extensively studied eastern philosophies abroad and fuses this exposure with her knowledge of physical anatomy and relationships with health practitioners to provide her students with unparalleled healing through yoga. In 2014, Tiffany Cruikshank appointed Emilie the position of Community Builder for her renowned yoga teacher training school Yoga Medicine.

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Interview with Shakti Sunfire // Wanderlust Whistler 2015

An internationally recognized movement guide and an advocate of the Earth, Shakti Sunfire blends her deep love of conscious dance, classical Tantra, archetypal psychology, mythology, ecology, and the study of many nature-based traditions into powerful, embodied explorations of Soul. All designed to coax the whole human experience back from cultural exile, and to catalyze deep, systemic shift in the lives of all who dare dream of flowering.

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