Amber Young / Nidhan Dayal Kaur

Amber first stepped foot on a yoga mat in 1997, and in that moment truly felt her first breath.  In April of 2018 Amber transitioned into ownership at Rising Sun Yoga, and will be renaming the studio in October of this year to celebrate a new chapter for our sacred community space.  Amber counts her blessings every day for carrying the torch forward for this amazing studio and it’s beautiful community, committing even deeper to her yogic path.  Yoga in all of its incredible forms, has changed her life.  She has been an avid student of many different types of yoga and meditation (yin, kripalu,restorative, hatha, kundalini, vipassana, and mindfulness techniques) .  In 2001, she was first introduced to Kundalini yoga in Vancouver at Yoga West and was deeply moved by the experience.  In the spring of 2016, Amber became fully certified as a K.R.I. international level 1 Kundalini teacher, and has since completed her training in restorative yoga and various other continuing education courses.

Yoga is not just a practice on her mat, but rather a way of life; reminding her every day (especially as a mom of two beautiful boys)  the importance of self care and living with compassion, a message she brings to her teaching.

Amber has a strong anatomical background as she has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2004, with a special emphasis on women’s health and the mind body connection.  Amber has also been teaching women’s breast health workshops since 2007 working to empower women in their bodies.   She hopes to make yoga more accessible in our community.

She feels in this human experience we should all have the space to safely discover ourselves in mind, body and spirit, and she looks forward to supporting you on your journey within.

Amber teaches our Restorative Tuesday class, our early rise and shine stretch class, and our Saturday morning Kundalini class.  She is also part of our Friday bliss rotation teaching team.  Amber also co facilitates Relax and Renew workshops with Margie, where they combine a beautiful yin and restorative practice.

Mary Biggs 

mary_0011c-web Mary has enjoyed a successful career as an international educator with extensive teaching experience at primary and secondary levels as well as in the corporate world. An avid traveler, she has sailed around the world on a tall ship and has managed complex educational projects in many regions of the world. Most recently, Mary has held the position of Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

Mary is a fully certified K.R.I. International Level 2 Instructor in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.  She has completed yin training with Paul Grilley’s master teacher, Joe Barnett.

Her teaching includes corporate yoga and wellness seminars. Mary is a passionate advocate of the power of Kundalini Yoga to promote personal transformation, physical healing, spiritual growth and inner peace and contentment.

Mary teaches our Monday night Kundalini yoga.

Jennifer Gough Irvine

Jen Almonte Rising Sun YogaAfter graduating and working as a registered nurse for 5 years, Jenny was blessed with the birth of her first son and being introduced to yoga. After practicing yoga for ten years, of various styles, Bikrham, Kundalini and Ashtanga yoga, Jenny felt it was time to take the next step in her spiritual journey.  Jenny was led to do her yoga teacher training with Swami Vishnu Yoga Center taught by Nitya Sadhana Kudir. With the teachings in Sivanada yoga, Jenny has found that her regular yoga practice has brought her to a place of peace and harmony within. Jenny looks forward to guiding her class to a place of exploring themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. Namaste.

Jenny teaches our Tuesday and Thursday morning Hatha classes.

Margie Hill


Margie came to yoga many years ago as a way of finding inner peace in a busy life.  She has always believed that we evolve and grow as we age, becoming more deeply ourselves, more radiant and vibrant as we move through the seasons of our lives.  Yoga is a perfect vehicle to carry us through our days, seasons and years.  She received her teacher training in Kundalini Yoga 5 years ago and later her Yin Yoga teacher training.  These practices have been integral in her personal journey to wholeness.  Her teaching is an expression of her ever deepening personal practice and she finds great joy in guiding people to that beautiful place of stillness within where all their wisdom lies.

Margie co – teaches (with Amelia) our Thursday afternoon gentle yoga class, as well as our Thursday night Yin class.   Margie also co facilitates Relax and Renew workshops with Amber, where they combine a beautiful yin and restorative practice.

Amelia Ah You

Amelia Rising Sun YogaAmelia’s practice is guided by an inner quiet and visualization of a balanced and healthy body; the mind is calmed by the breath; transformation within is cultivated by meditation in stillness and through gentle movements. On and off the yoga mat, she adheres to the principals of non-harming and through mindful awareness of the whole self. She is a lover of physical fitness and of the outdoors and a student of Tai Chi and Qigong. Yoga is a natural and perfect complement in her practice as a visual artist and house design  consultant.

Amelia co – teaches (with Margie) our Thursday afternoon gentle yoga class, as well as our Thursday night Yin class.

Lynne Jenkins

Rising Sun YogaLynne has been in the fitness industry since mid 80’s. Teaching everything from aerobics to Pilates and everything in between. When she finds something she is passionate about she gets the education  needed to teach it and spread the passion around. Lynne took her first Kundalini Yoga class in January of 2014 and hasn’t looked back, she was instantly hooked.

Lynne has volunteered for the last 10 years with Coast to Coast Against Cancer participating in cycling events to raise funds and awareness for kids cancer.  She is now a fully certified cancer coach.

Lynne is  married with four children and one grandchild. She also has a beautiful German Shepherd named Clifford. Life is Good! Sat Nam

Lynne teaches our Monday noon hour pilates class, our Wednesday noon hour kundalini class, as well she is part of our Friday morning bliss rotation teaching team.  Lynne is also a personal trainer at the Almonte Fitness Club.

Kat Fournier

Kat was fortunate to find yoga when she was quite young; she was 12 when her mother brought her to a “mother and daughter” yoga class at her gym. Kat was immediately intoxicated by it, and continued to find a home in her yoga practice. Yoga has helped her carve a path inward and is an endlessly inspiring journey.

Kat loves many forms of yoga including Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar. She teaches a Hatha-inspired practice that includes plenty of flowing vinyasa, power yoga, and breathing techniques. For Kat, becoming a yoga teacher is about about sharing the magic of the practice with others who are seeking it out to heal, soothe, and strengthen their minds and bodies.

Kat recently became the mom of a beautiful little boy, her journey of motherhood has opened up a deeper perspective and wisdom which she brings to her teaching and ability to support her students.   Kat continues to hone her personal practice and teaching practice, with one eye on anatomy, form and the other on meditation. She loves to practice balancing on her hands, and especially loves the Wheel. She is excited to guide you in your practice at whatever stage you’re at, offering modifications and support!

Kat teaches our Wednesday night Hatha class.

Lindsey Lambden

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Lindsey teaches our Tuesday night Hatha Mixer class, as well as our special family yoga classes (with Amber)

Ashely Killeen

Ashley brings to her teaching an incredibly calm presence. She knows when she rolls out her own mat and settles into a class it immediately calms and centers her, she strives to bring that to all the classes she teaches. Ashley tries not to take things to seriously but also to give the practice the reverence and respect it deserves, It’s all about balance. You get from yoga what you need, not what you think you need, Ashley gives her students a calm, comfortable space to allow you to experience your yoga – whatever that looks like for YOU.
Ashley is incredibly compassionate and really cares about connection and supporting community. She makes it one of her missions to build, value and nourish her own community which is a thread you will feel in her classes.

Ashley teaches our Sunday morning Slow Flow class.

Simonne LaRonde

Simonne is part of our Friday morning kundalini bliss yoga rotation schedule

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Dawn Bone

Dawn is part of our Friday morning kundalini bliss yoga rotation schedule

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