ENDLESS SHORE YOGA AND MEDITATION

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Our Team

We are dedicated teachers who have chosen a way of life with the intent of sharing, educating, guiding, exploring, experiencing the journey towards health and well-being with each of you

Nadine

Owner/Certified Yoga Teacher
Nadine is a certified, knowledgeable, intuitive yoga teacher and owner of Endless Shore Yoga and Meditation Centre. 

Practicing yoga and meditation for 40 years has taught (and still teaching her!) how to skillfully adapt to challenging situations off the mat, to ease through times of transition and to remain grounded while on her path to be one with her authentic self.
Nadine interweaves Yoga practices and insights of Buddhism into her teaching of integrating body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends therapeutic and alignment-based Yin/Yang practices she has studied such as Integral, Iyengar, Restorative, Tantra, Taoist (Yin) and Tibetan Healing (Lu Jong). She also incorporates the healing movement modalities of Qi Gong, Km Nye (Tibetan Relaxation), body/ball rolling and BackMitra.

She has completed workshops and teaching methodology with Master Teachers Erich Schiffman, Esther Myers, Sarah Powers, Paulie Zink, Max Strom, Swami Janakananda, Judith Anodea, Seane Corne and Cindy Lee.


Tara

Certified Yoga Teacher
Tara Crofton has been a student of personal development and practicing yoga and meditation for 40 years. In 1989 she met her most influential teacher, Sandra Sammartino and received her Yoga Teacher's Training Certificate in 1996. Tara has been teaching yoga in the White Rock area for the last 16 years.

Yoga with Tara is suitable for both beginner and experienced students. Her teaching approach is unique as she blends practices and styles that have been most meaningful and useful to her over the years. Her classes include asana and pranayama combined with imagery and intention, to strengthen the bodies while increasing flexibility and alignment. The overall focus is on
releasing stress and restrictive patterns from all levels of the body/mind resulting in increased well being, awareness and balance.

Tara's deepest wish is to assist you to connect more fully in the natural beauty and truth of your being, so that you may express more of your potential and purpose with your every day life.

Jas

Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Life Coach

Jas is a passionate Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher and Life Coach who

draws inspiration from her own deep inner connection and experiences to guide others towards their own healing and inner connection/Sehaj. Jas's "Language of Life" program weaves yoga and meditation with course work that enables participants to build healthy thought patterns and a strong emotional foundation which in turn supports them towards a meaningful and

fulfilling life.




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Kevin Diakiw

Mindfulness Tacher

About Kevin Diakiw and Still Here Mindfulness

At four years old, I ran a high fever from measles encephalitis, a condition doctors couldn’t control. They told my parents to take me home and make me comfortable. Devastated, my parentsbrought me home to bed.

Days later, the fever broke and it became apparent I would survive.

But eight years later, I suffered from epileptic seizures, a condition caused by a microscopic scar

created by the encephalitis.

At 15, my dad took me to the doctor’s office, where the man in the white coat told me I would be unable to drive a car.
Any words he might have said after that were garbled.
My face was flush, and my heart raced. The floor seemed to drop from beneath me.
I was in shock.
Being able to drive a car, as I saw it, was central to my identity — key to my transition into manhood.
On the way home, dad’s car radio crackled to life with an ad from a group offering Transcendental Meditation. They listed a host of things they could cure with this Indian practice.The only thing on that list I remember hearing was “epilepsy.”
I asked my dad to get me trained in TM, but he declined, saying we would “give Western medicine a chance.”
Unconvinced his approach was enough, I ran up to my room when I got home, and I sat on my bed and tried to meditate. My attention naturally fell to my breath and my body relaxed.
The external world melted away. Any thoughts of my peers vanished, while the chaos in the home was simply meaningless noise. I settled in to a place of absolute peace.
No matter what the effect this might have on my epilepsy, I was spellbound by this newfound perspective, and determined to make it a central part of my life.
For the next year and a half the practice served me extremely well, as life in the home became increasingly more chaotic.
On Oct. 5, 1976, I found my dad in a Vancouver hotel room with a shotgun in his lap.
I spiralled into 14 years of drunkenness to escape what I saw, but my daily practice continued.
In 1991, I found recovery from my drinking, and dove headlong into my  meditation practice. My new primary objective was to find a way to bring that sense of peace and calm off the cushion, and into my day-to-day life.
I followed the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese zen monk and world leader in mindfulness. I also followed one of his students, Jon Kabat-Zinn, a doctor who brought the teachings to the West, and proved it dramatically reduced stress.
I read, took courses, practiced, attended events and 10-day silent retreats, and absorbed all I could about the proven techniques.
I began teaching meditation to small groups in 2004, with an aim of helping them to get a foothold in the practice.
That training eventually turned into mindfulness coaching, teaching people what I had learned about being present, on purpose, without judgment, but with a calm mind.

I have since become a qualified Teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 
Looking back at my life, and those around me, I realized my entire family suffered varying degrees of anxiety and/or depression. I was inflicted by neither, which I believe is a direct result of my practice.
I have since trained my sisters and children in mindfulness, and they have reported notable improvements in their lives because of it.
It brings me no end of joy to share this with others and help them change their lives from the better.
In March, 2017, I left a 22-year career in journalism to deliver Still Here Mindfulness full time. I haven’t looked back.



Kara Schwandt

Visiting Yoga Teacher
Bio coming soon!

Rosemary

Yoga Teacher
Bio coming soon!