Born and raised off-the-grid in Northern BC, Yeva dedicated the majority of her years to dance, which led her to a professional career, touring and performing internationally. Yeva originally found yoga and pilates as cross-training tools for dance, but quickly dove deep into studying the practice and found her yoga home at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, NYC, where she studied under Dana Flynn and Alison Cramer. In the decade that Yeva has been teaching yoga, she has taught in numerous studios, public and private schools, led workshops, local and international retreats, as well as doing promotional work for Lululemon, Tonic Active, and Halfmoon Yoga. Yeva is currently a brand ambassador for Supported Soul.
Yeva’s training includes: Form Body Pilates Academy, Vancouver, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, NYC (Dana Flynn), Street Yoga, NYC, Bernie Clark (Yin Yoga), Leslie Kaminoff (Yoga Anatomy), Alison Cramer (Ayurveda & Healing), Teresa Campbell (Prenatal Yoga), and Jacqueline Maloney (Kids Yoga), as well as completing her certification as a Cancer Exercise Specialist. Yeva’s greatest teachers have, and always will be, life itself: experiences, family, relationship, and most of all, her two children. Below are descriptions of the styles that Yeva teaches.
Trained in a classical format but with a strong focus on rehabilitation, you can expect to develop deep and functional strength and stability in your core, pelvis and shoulder girdle in Yeva’s classes. Mat Pilates uses precise, focused, low-intensity movements to re-pattern and strengthen proper bio-mechanics which will benefit all the other activities in your life!
Vinyasa | Flow
The backbone for Yeva’s Vinyasa style comes from her Lotus Flow training, pulling inspiration for sequencing from the chakra system and Ayurvedic science, building a class based on moving up the energy centers of the body. With Yeva’s background in dance, her classes weave dynamic, creative, flowing and intelligent sequences with breath and intention. Each practice, whether beginner or advanced, offers ample opportunity to challenge and nourish yourself. The intention is to always offer many options in class so that every one has the opportunity to practice in a safe, self-directed and effective manner.
Yin | Recovery
Yin & Recovery yoga are both very meditative and grounding practices, helping to recalibrate the nervous system, relieve stress, as well as aid your body with rest and repair. Yeva incorporates the longer held, passive stretches and knowledge of the Chinese energy meridians of Yin yoga with gentle, rehabilitative postures, breath work and exercises to find greater range of motion and ease throughout the body. Meditative and quiet, Yin/Recovery yoga is the perfect balance to the very Yang elements of everyday life in both the mind and body. Yeva’s intention is that you will leave at the end of practice feeling more spacious, clear and at ease. Yin/Recovery yoga can be deliciously restorative and it can also challenge us to stay still, calm and breathe within the intensity or discomfort of uncovering our own muscular and energetic holding patterns.
Prenatal | Postpartum
Through Yeva’s journey of pregnancy and birth, of both her son and daughter, yoga was a key element in maintaining physical and emotional balance, buoyancy, and health.
Yeva’s passion for teaching pre/post-natal yoga was sparked when she experienced for herself the importance of creating space and support for the vast changes in women’s bodies, hearts, and minds during the life-changing journey of pregnancy and motherhood. Yeva’s Prenatal classes are designed to help women connect to their intuition, baby, and innate body knowledge, as well as build trust in their unique journey. Through mantra, breath work, pregnancy specific exercises, and meditation, these practices help to prepare women physically, mentally and emotionally for birth and early motherhood. Postpartum yoga focuses on safely rebuilding core and pelvic floor strength, addressing and supporting common postpartum issues, and connecting mama’s to their bodies, breath, and resiliency.
Private | Corporate Sessions
Private sessions are a way to directly focus on your unique goals and needs. Yeva works with a wide variety of clients creating individual yoga programs tailored to their specific needs/interests/limitations/goals. Individual sessions can work with injury rehab, pre/post-natal practices, health goals, deepening asana practice, beginner yoga, ayurvedic practices, and more.
Yeva also teaches corporate/group yoga including work-place mindfulness and stress managment practices, office yoga, wellness events and more.
Contact Yeva to inquire about rates and packages.