Who are we?
Michellene is the founding member of Lotus & Lettuce; we have been in business since 2013. Michellene is YTT 200 certified in addition to her certification as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Her yoga teaching training was obtained in Indonesia with Blissologist Guru Eoin Finn. The company was founded on the philosophy of health for happiness with the belief that the greatest investment we ever make in life is into ourselves.
Shawn has been devoted to yoga since his first experiences on the mat in 2011. He initially came to yoga as a way to prolong playing soccer and rugby, but soon found solace and inspiration in a dedicated daily practice.
Shawn received his 200 hour yoga teacher certification with Lisa Babiuk at Soul Mind Body Fitness in Edmonton. Lisa’s strong focus on anatomy and a therapeutic style of yoga resonated deeply with Shawn and it both structures his class style and the way her informs his students. He is committed to continuing education, having attended numerous workshops and retreats since beginning his practice.
Shawn is comfortable teaching Hatha, Flow and Restorative classes; and it is his intention to share the many ways yoga can improve your life once you take your practice off of the mat and into your daily life.
Tessa is certified yoga facilitator with training in Hatha and Kundalini yoga (RYT 550, KRI 250), with a background in dance and movement. Tess considers yoga to be a long, beautiful journey of learning how to listen, to listen to the quiet, often ignored messages from the body and then to drop deeper and listen to the tender and true voice inside. Tessa currently works with Young Agrarians and has made a living for most of her adult life as an organic farmer and farm educator, and will continue to do that probably forever.
Janine has had a deep passion for yoga since attending her first class in 2008. She felt an immediate bond with it both physically and mentally which ultimately lead her to complete her 200YTT with Tina Grant at Fit Flow yoga in Vancouver in the summer of 2011. Most recently Janine has taken training in both reflexology and hot stone massage which she has now incorporated into some of her classes.
Her intention is for you to leave her classes feeling grounded, restored and content.