Vijnana Based & Restorative Yoga
E-RYT 200 & Yoga Therapist
Swan is the founder and director of The Path Yoga Centre in Vancouver. She draws on over 25 years of studies in Western and Eastern practices and philosophies. Swan’s teachings of Yoga and Meditation over the last 20 years have created a strong learning environment for her students to study a well rounded practice of the anatomical, the mental and the spiritual realms of practice.
Swan is passionate about integrating Mindfulness practice into her teachings and understands meditation as the ground out of which Yoga arises. Her teachings of the asana practice integrate the application of tensegrity, which evokes ease and stillness in the movement.
Swan’s most influential teachers and mentors include Donna Farhi, Gioia Irwin, Reggie Ray, Thomas Myers, Thich Nhat Hanh and Adayashanti. Swan teaches studio classes and maintains a busy yoga therapy practice in Vancouver.
E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Nancy completed her first yoga training in 2000 and has been actively teaching and studying ever since. Over the past 19 years, she has studied with lots of amazing international and local teachers, and has led many workshops and yoga retreats. She has owned her own studio, managed another, and discovered that she is most happy teaching to her loyal group of students either at Balance studio, or outdoors at QE park.
Nancy was a senior teacher for Yogacara Global for four years. During her time with Yogacara she travelled to global destinations to co-teach 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings. She also wrote and developed curriculum for yoga teacher training manuals.
When you practise with Nancy, you can expect lots of personal attention, compassion and insight. She has a natural propensity to help others and to encourage students to find the practice for their own body, in this moment. Nancy teaches classes that balance movements for stability (strength) and mobility (ease).
Yoga & Pilates
Hanne has been teaching Yoga for over a decade in Vancouver. She has studied various forms of movement in Brazil and Canada: ballet, contemporary dance, capoeira, yoga, pilates, and tensegrity. She studied Tantric Hatha Yoga in Brazil and completed a 220 hrs training in Kundalini Yoga. She is also a certified Yin Yoga teacher and earned her Pilates certification in 2013 under Marta Hernandez (PhysicalMind Institute Canada).
Her experience allows the physical practice to unfold with spontaneity, intuition and awareness therefore creating a sense of well being. She brings a versatile approach to the practice of uncovering our true nature. In addition to detailed attention to alignment, her classes offer a deep sense of reverence for the breath and soul. You can expect to smile, sweat and leave your mat feeling lighter than when you arrived.
Anna’s love of yoga was born at The Path – sparked and nurtured by her teachers Swan and Dominique Vincenz, and rooted in the support of her fellow students. Anna brings a deep curiosity, commitment to her own growth and an inquiry-based approach to her attentive, gentle practice. She delights in encouraging students to come into a more intimate relationship with themselves, to develop the competencies of nuanced inner sensing, awareness of energy and connection to breath, and to honour their own rhythms. Anna is so grateful for the opportunity to learn from, practise with and teach in this beautiful community.