Violet Pasztor Wilson: Founder and CEO of The Canadian Yoga Alliance
Yoga instructor Violet Pasztor Wilson is the founder of The Canadian Yoga Alliance. Ms. Pasztor has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 30 years. Violet has trained and taught hundreds of students over the course of three decades. The past years Violet explored Indian culture in Dharamkot, Himachel Pradesh, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Goa. She has lived in Nepal for short periods of time; Violet explored north Cambodian temples and is planning a future trek to the holy Mt. Kailash in Tibet. She is managing CANADIAN YOGA ALLIANCE and continues her yogic, meditation, ayurvedic and sound studies. Currently continuing her study of Shamanic teachings, she is training under the FOUR WINDS SOCIETY Violet is a life-long student of loving, living & learning & study of the powerful energy of nature.
Yves Panneton: Philosophy and Karma Yoga
Yves has been practicing for about 35 years. He is registered with CYA as a CYA-RYTGOLD. During those years of practice, he has completed a Teacher Training Course (2003), an Advanced Teacher Training Course (2005) and an Intensive Sadhana (2008). As a mean to better understand and apply Yoga principles, Yves developed the Yoga Philosophy Course currently offered by the CYA as part of a At-Home and Live-In YTTC. Yves is currently managing the health Center in Pagnirtung, Baffin Island. Yves may be reached at email@example.com
Joanne Preece: Editorial & Press
Joanne is a CYA-E-RYT500 registered yoga teacher who sits on the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Yoga Alliance and is the editor of Canadian Yogi, the association online journal. Her focus is on teaching community-based classes and therapeutic yoga sessions. She has advanced training in using yoga to address health issues as wide ranging as chronic pain, cancer, anxiety, depression, heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis. She loves to bring yoga to people who may not normally practice yoga and see them become stronger, healthier and happier.
Joanne is also a seasoned marketing and communications specialist with over 30 year experience in strategic planning, creative development, copy writing and project management. She has a B.A., an M.A. and the professional designation of C.A.A.P. Certified Advertising Agency Practitioner. Joanne owns and operates Catalyst Project Management Inc. and The Yoga Resource.
Joanne may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra Sammartino: Yoga Advancement & Training
Sandra is registered with CYA as a CYA-RYTGOLD. She has been teaching Yoga through classes, retreats and the media for over four decades and has trained hundreds of Yoga Teachers and Trainers. She is co-founder of Unity in Yoga, first Yoga Conferences in North America, and the founder of Yoga Outreach, bringing Yoga to those without access. Sandra is the author of YogaFictionYogaTruth, eBooks 1 & 2.
Kumar Pradeep: Meditation, Life-Style
Jivasu is an Indian-Canadian teacher, medical doctor, writer and founder of the Naturality movement. While living in Sivananda Ashram he had a radical spiritual awakening. This experience became the foundation of the Naturality teachings. Naturality explores how we can come to know our inner nature and become free from Fear and Guilt, leading to a peaceful and passionate life. For the last 25 years through courses, seminars and workshops, he has been teaching Naturality, mind body medicine and acupuncture in India, Canada, Ecuador and other countries.
Jivasu is the author of many books, including: Naturality, Meditation: A Path of Relaxation, Awareness and Expansion of Awareness, Naturality of Kundalini Awakening, Offerings in Longing and Love. You can visit his website at Naturality
Heather Inwood-Montrose: Yoga, Reiki Master, Shamanic Studies
Heather has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and is a CYA-E-RYT-550 registered insured yoga instructor with advanced study and training in Hatha, YIN, Chair, Vinyasa, and Kundalini Yoga. Heathers' passion is energy cultivating, clearing, balancing and harmonizing individually and collectively! She is a registered Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher with the Canadian Reiki Association and The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) and a registered Karuna Reiki Master Teacher with ICRT. She has studied shamanic journeying and healing modalities with Shaman Spirit Path which shares the teachings of Michael Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. In addition, she has been singing and creating music since childhood with this devotion evolving in recent years to exploration and sharing of nada yoga.
Professionally Heather has 20+ years background and expertise in education, social services, small business and charitable non-profit management, governance, corporate responsibility, human resources and financial services. Heathers' focus is holding space for individuals and groups to clear physical, mental and emotional energies toward increased experience of joy, connection and well-being. You can learn more about Heather at her website: Luminous Soul