Dynamic and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings his unique energy to every class he teaches. Whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world, his expression of this ancient, yet vital tradition consistently touches people's hearts.
Ryan is primarily a student of the Krishamacharya yoga lineage and continues to study under Father Joe Pereira, by whom he was authorized to teach. Ryan trains with Baron Baptiste, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane (Maya), Danny Paradise, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama). He also received instruction from Ashtanga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ryan has his ERYT- 500 and RYCT designation from Yoga Alliance.
Lauren creates a container for insight; as a student you are provided a safe space to come together in community and express yourself honestly. Her classes are rooted in the Traditional teachings of T.Krishnamacharya through the Vinyasa Krama and Iyengar lineages. She has studied for almost 10 years with Ryan Leier and 5 years with their teachers: Fr. Joe Periera and Srivatsa Ramaswami. Accessible to all-levels of practice, her classes move from simplicity to depth all through the awareness of one’s own breath and subtle alignment with it. Lauren is also the head teacher of Vinyasa Yoga for Youth - when practicing with her you can expect some sweet connection to your inner child as well as a meditative experience on your mat.
YUBY (MARIE LJUBICA KOPORCIC-ALFARO)
I am originally from Chile. My Yoga practice began as a way to improve my physical health after a car accident. I soon began to realize all the benefits yoga has to offer, and wished to share these benefits with others. I believe physical condition of individuals does not matter, yoga is accessible all. For this reason I really enjoy teaching Yoga to beginners, and people with special health conditions.
I love to practice and teach Power and Vinyasa Yoga. I also love to practice Yin Yoga and restorative Yoga. I am able to incorporate all these styles into my classes, and find balance between them. Some days you need the Power Yoga, and other day’s restorative Yoga to rebalance. Take a break from your day and treat yourself to a yoga class, I would love to see you there.
With an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Kinesiology that focused on exercise physiology, Julianne brings an emphasis on science to her practice and teaching. Knowing the potential for change on a cellular level has stoked her passion to share this practice. Stress and tension create the opportunity for change in the body but she also strives for the balance of a relaxed, peaceful mind through steadiness of breath.
Julianne likes to go beyond the physiological benefits of this practice by focusing on the traditional teachings of yoga. In her own practice and in her classes she strive to bring in the principles of kriya yoga; a burning ambition to put in the work (tapas), self-study and introspection (svadhyaya), and a trust and surrender to something greater than oneself (ishvara pranidhana)
Julianne started teaching at One Yoga in 2009. She teaches a range of classes from yin and slow flow to power flow. She stresses that yoga is for everybody and strives to make her classes accessible to all.
Nicole has been teaching yoga since 2008, offering a variety of movement styles including yin, yang, vinyasa, gentle restorative and yoga specific for aging and chronic illness. Therapeutics: Her focus is yoga, anatomy and energetics, weaving together the teachings of Traditional Chinese medicine, Taoist Yoga, Ayurveda and Thai yoga Massage. Nicole works with her clients to develop a comprehensive therapeutic program including yin yoga postures, nutrition meditation and Thai Yoga Massage.
Power and Fitness: Nicole is a certified Advanced AcroYoga Instructor and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Advanced Instructor and SUP Yoga Instructor. In these disciplines, Nicole offers classes that will challenge participants to move beyond what’s comfortable to find new strength and personal wellness. Nicole also offers private and group fitness boot camps that make great additions to workplace wellness programs and community associations.
Meditation and Mindfulness: In addition to the outward expression of fitness and play, Nicole believes that an integral part of a Yogi’s life is developing the quiet, focused awareness that allows one to draw inward. Through her practice and study of Yin, chakras and meridian theory, she looks to deepen her practice of contemplation, gratitude and nonattachment. Nicole offers individual classes and workshops in Chakra Meditation, Yin and Meridian Theory.
Sara was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan. In 2008 she moved to Saskatoon and soon found herself on the doorstep of One Yoga. She was instantly drawn towards the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga and fell in love with the practice. A strong believer that everyone can find a yoga practice that fits their individual needs and lifestyle, she decided to begin her training to become an instructor under the guidance of Ryan Leier. She believes that yoga can teach us to be at one with ourselves and therefore at one with the world around us and aims to share that with her students.
Sara creates a safe space for all her students to explore their yoga practice. In her vinyasa classes you can expect to sweat, laugh, and discover new space in your postures as she guides you from her authentic, grounded personal experiences. In her Emotional Balance classes you will be given the tools to explore your patterns, thoughts, and feelings so that you can begin to shift them towards a more balance state. These classes and workshops provide students with the ability to take their practice from their mat into their everyday lives.
I would describe my teaching style as playful and light. I have been guiding youth for a while now and I love to guide in a way that is accessible to them and to all; what the youth have taught me is yoga does not have to be too serious! You can play and laugh and fall! I have also learnt this in my Chair Yoga classes. An example of this playful guiding is how I refer to the body parts during a class, you arms become wings, the legs a giant tail or a tree trunk with deep roots. I like to mix the way I guide youth with how I guide adults as well.
My vision for my practice and for my teaching is, PRACTICE! The more I practice personally and the more I practice guiding, the better both will become. I will always be a senior student and a junior teacher.
Fun Fact about me ; I have a degree in Aboriginal Justice and Criminology from the University of Saskatchewan
My first experience with yogasana in 2006 was tender and calming, which was something I was very much in need of at that time in my life. I met Ryan a year or two later and jumped head first into my practice, and have never looked back.
I attended One Yoga’s Level I training in 2012 and Level II in 2018. Between these, I worked to complete an additional 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in 2014 (Namaskar Yoga, Saskatoon).
With an educational background in Kinesiology and Social Work, yoga is a perfect fit, as I believe that every day, every body, every story, and every practice must be approached as individual. My excitement for yoga is rooted in the connection of our mind, heart, body, and spirit.
As my passion for teaching grows, so does my enjoyment of my own practice, enabling me to bring a quiet strength into my daily life as a mother, partner, leader, and student.
I've practiced yoga since 2006.
I've been teaching since 2008.
Keep it simple, join me for some fun!
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Alleah began her yoga journey in highschool when Ryan taught her gym class. With her background in gymnastics, many of the poses came naturally to her and allowed her the freedom to a safe practice even with past injuries. She instantly fell in love with a fiery practice, but as she continued to dive deeper and explore, she realized that there was so much more to the practice than just the physical aspects. She took her first training with Ryan in 2012 to grow and develop her own personal practice, and went on to complete her 200 HR training in 2017 to be able to share the teachings with others.
Alleah believes that yoga helps you to be fully present in your body here and now. It is a way to find the balance in sweetness and strength, get grounded, and allows you to test the boundaries and limitations you set for yourself both physically and mentally. Alleah thoroughly believes that yoga is just as important off the mat than on, where she continues to strive to be her most authentic, bubbly, and compassionate self.
She began her yoga practice at One Yoga Saskatoon in 2013. She had always been interested in human anatomy and biology. She received her BSc. in 2016 and connected with herself through traveling and yoga. Over the past few years her passion of learning and yoga intertwined in Teacher Training Level 1 in the fall of 2017. The following year her practice developed into a self study and began on her way to discovering her purpose in life. In 2018 she finished Level 2 Teacher Training and became active in the One Yoga community through teaching community classes and joined the Energy Exchange program.
She designs all of her classes for yogis of all levels, all bodies and all ages. Her personal practice is strong and a complete representation of her - full of spontaneity, and curiosity of the human body & mind. Her classes can be fiery, yet she brings an sweet calmness to the practice. She has developed a sweet passion for Yin and Vinyasa yoga and believes the two should be intertwined in a daily practice.
Started practice with her mother at St. Peter’s College gym as a young girl, she wondered what are these magical poses were and why they were talking about animals. She returned to yoga in her mid thirties, her yoga practice brought strength serenity and breathe back to her body.
Practiced at JNS studio for a couple years, she met Fr Joe P there.
She started teaching at One Yoga because of Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, her love for children and yoga combined in 2013 as she took an 25 hour weekend course. She met Ryan, Lauren, Caitlyn, and Kristine - amazing life changing teachers and leaders. 2016 spring she took a 75 hour training VYFY and then joined the team. She Starting teaching with Care and Share programs K-grade 8 fall and winter programs. She has taken Level One Teacher Training in 2018 and Level Two in the summer of 2019.
Currently Cheryl teaches Family Yoga, with the children and families sparking love and happiness in her life.
This is where she wants to be.