Teachers



Swan

Vijnana Based & Restorative Yoga
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.

Private Sessions with Swan




Dominique Vincenz

RYT Vijnana Inspired

Yoga found Dominique over 10 years ago. Her first lesson with her teacher Swan was transformative. After many years of a busy life existing as a ‘human-doing’, she had become disconnected from her body. It was not until she began to practice yoga, that she understood she had lost the ability just to ‘be’. Over the years, yoga has also taught her not to take herself too seriously! A trauma-informed yoga teacher, Dominique offers students safe alignment cues, an invitation to take lessons learned on the mat out into their lives and a playful nature!




Lisa Montesi

Vijnana Based
RYT, GSY

A deep curiosity for mind body practices had led me from strong vinyasa to gentle somatic yoga. I do not subscribe to a better practice, as each has its own beauty. I have the privilege of sharing my passion for all of these practices and perhaps shed some light along the way. It is my honour to be the guide in this exploration as they all lead to the same place, home.




Daya Haller

RYT Vijnana Inspired

Daya is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a RYT-200 Yoga Teacher in Vinyasa Flow Yoga and and has been practicing yoga since 2001 and teaching since 2005. She has been influenced by many different yoga and spiritual teachers including Michael Gannon (Ashtanga Teacher in Mexico), Ellen De Jonge (Vinyasa Teacher in Mexico), Mooji (Spiritual Master in Portugal), Swan and Bernie Clarke (Vancouver yoga teachers), and Yogi Bhajan (Kundalini Yoga Spiritual Master). Daya has also explored and practiced many different practices including hot yoga, Bikrams yoga, yin yoga, the Alexander Technique, Tensegrity, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga, and Vipassana.

Daya guides yoga classes with an emphasis on awareness of experience and presence and keeping things simple. “Breathing in, I know I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.” Thich Nhat Hahn.




Hanne Vieira

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).

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.