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 on and 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, Qi Gong) and Tibetan Healing (Lu Jong). She also incorporates the healing movement modalities of Qi gong, Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga), 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 Cindy Lee, Sarah Joy Marsh Amy Polliti, Julie Gumstead, Molly Lannon Kelly.

Nadine is currently studying/practicing Medical Qi Gong and Mudra Space Awareness.



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.

Edi Spanier

Certified Yoga Teacher

Edi has been influenced by movement her whole life. Growing up in a family of movement educators and coaches (sports), she began her formal movement training early in gymnastics, figure skating and dance. A natural transition into teaching fitness classes (BCRPA Certified) in her twenties began Edi’s shift from sport to personal movement based practices. Edi discovered yoga in her thirties but it wasn’t until transitioning through a significant life change that yoga embraced her ~ “Yoga is the

journey of the self, through the self, to the self” The Bhagavad Gita


Edi is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT500 hour certified yoga teacher, aYACEP (yoga alliance continuing education provider) and holds

certifications in Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra (guided meditation), Somatic Yoga and Mat Pilates. She is also a Reiki Master and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (life coach).

Edi’s personal practice and teaching style is exploratory and somatic in nature. As no two bodies are alike, no two postures or movements are alike. Finding balance in the body is essential. Edi believes we need both gentle and strong practices to invite the body to remember what it is to rest and also what it is to grow. Whether a gentle or strong practice, Edi teaches through somatic inquiry; What are you aware of as you rest in stillness or as you move? How does sensation inform you? We are each our own best teacher if we are willing to listen from within and let go of preconceived ideas of perfection. When we listen deeply, allowing the body to inform us, it will learn to trust us again.

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 

Kevin Diakiw

Mindfulness Tacher



Kevin Diakiw began meditation in 1974 with hopes of eradicating his childhood epilepsy. While it didn’t do much for his condition at the time, he fell in love with the peace and ease that came with the practice of meditation. He made it a life mission to bring that level of emotional comfort and heightened awareness from the cushion into his day-to-day life. In the 1990s, he began following the zen teachings that showed him how, using a practice known as mindfulness. He took classes through the University of Massachusetts in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).


In 2004, Kevin began teaching mindful meditation groups.


He has since become a Qualified MBSR Teacher through UMass Medical School in Amherst and is also Certified CISM (trauma work) through the Justice Institute of B.C.


Now with a team by his side, he is bringing mindfulness to students, government teams and corporate customers, who seem equally eager to implement the teachings.






Sharon Carey

Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher
Why did you start teaching?

I was a stay-at-home mom of three young children and had started going to yoga and loved how it made me feel - especially how it supported my emotional and spiritual self. My yoga teacher at the time had always said to be open to signs no matter the size of them.... sometimes they come to us very quietly and other times it can be a loud are-you-paying-attention kind of way! One week I felt this deep sense that I was meant to be a yoga teacher and in a matter of days I had numerous people tell me I should teach or thought I already was teaching. I took that as a “are you listening” kind of sign that I should think seriously about becoming a yoga teacher. Shortly after that I enrolled the Teacher Training with Sandra Sammartino. This was an experiential training, going deep into all the limbs of yoga and I have never looked back.

Since becoming a teacher, I have stronger sense of how we hold stress (emotional & physical) in our bodies and how that can lead to dis-Ease. The more we can allow ourselves to let go and open up first through the physical body (asanas) we can peel away the layers of armouring and hardening that not only shows up in the posture, joints & muscles but more so in our state of well being - our emotional bodies and personalities. We become softer, more accepting, and non judgemental of others and ourselves the more our body opens through yoga. We all have a storey, good & bad, but not all of us have learned how to let go and move forward in our lives in a positive direction and be Kind and Humble during the process!



Bronwyn Muirhead

 Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher

HI!. My name is Bronwyn.

Over 25 years ago I had a map of the world on my desk I closed my eyes & said to myself anywhere my finger lands I will travel.BAM! Lands on Vancouver,Canada. Fast forward, I am still here, with life’s processes unfolding in between.

In Australia I competed as an elite tennis player & studied to become a Massage Therapist.

As life kicked into gear, I noticed limitations within my physical body after the years of compounding and grueling tennis training & competition. My body was sending me signals loud & clear it was breaking down. I was introduced to my yoga mentor & be friend over 8 years ago. Where & when I started a daily personal practice to maintain my body physically. As I deepened my practice along came the self awareness refining.

Life threw me many beautiful moments to be honored, many challenging moments to be honored & and moments that really knock you off your feet. The most significant for me was the sudden loss of my mother & recently the loss of my father. Shaking my personal foundations, sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Yoga has given me the tools for my personal tool kit to ride the waves of life.

In 2016 I travelled to Puerto Vallarta to take the time to invest in my teacher training. Since then I have had the honor to teach in various studios & places worldwide. Using different styles of yoga.

In 2018 I completed my Kundalini Teacher Training. Which gave me a whole new set of tools for my life's tool kit.

Yoga is for everyBODY. It IS NOT gymnastics, it's yoga. You arrive just how you are in the moment,

We ( you & I ), are overly stimulated by our daily lives, yoga offers you time to decompress & come back to your natural state.

What I enjoy most about teaching is the smile on the face of yogi's at the end of class.

I am looking forward to practicing with you

Bronwyn