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, counting her blessings every day for carrying the torch forward for this amazing studio and it’s beautiful community. 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.
Marlys Puran PREM Symington
Marlys has a degree in psychology and worked for 7 years on Bay Street in Corporate Finance. Her true passion, however, is the well-being of people, especially women and children. Marlys trained and, in 2003, certified as a doula. As a doula, she could help give babies the best possible start in life while supporting and encouraging moms-to-be and their families.
This love for children and families is evident in Marlys’ photography where, as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) specializing in maternity, babies and children, she is able to capture the love and bond that parents have with their children, the beauty of a pregnant woman and the newness of a newborn. Through her photography, she captures moments that families cherish forever.
Marlys started practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2005 and is now a fully certified K.R.I. International Level 1 Instructor in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She is certified in the following Kundalini Yoga Level 2 programs: Conscious Communication, Stress and Vitality, Authentic Relationships and Life Cycles & Life Styles. She is also a certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher for Conscious and Sacred Birthing as well as trained and certified in The Khalsa Way Pregnancy Yoga and Mom & Baby as taught by Gurmukh. Her love of Kundalini Yoga is evident in her joyful teaching style. She invites you to come and experience Kundalini Yoga’s power to heal and transform for yourself.
Marlys has also completed an Earning the Light Professional 2 year Shamanism course and offers healing sessions.
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.
Jennifer Gough Irvine
After 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.
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.
Amelia Ah You
Amelia’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.
I have been in the fitness industry since mid 80’s. Teaching everything from aerobics to Pilates and everything in between. When I find something I am passionate about I get the education I need to teach it and spread the passion around. I took my first Kundalini Yoga class in January of 2014 and haven’t looked back. Instantly hooked. Now I am teaching it
I have volunteered for the last 10 years with Coast to Coast Against Cancer participating in cycling events to raise funds and awareness for kids cancer. I have since traded in my bike and am on my way to becoming a cancer coach.
I am married with four children and one grandchild. I have a beautiful German Shepherd Clifford as well. Life is Good! Sat Nam
I was fortunate to find yoga when I was quite young; I was 12 when my mother brought me to a “mother and daughter” yoga class at her gym. I was immediately intoxicated by it, and continued to find a home in my yoga practice. Yoga has helped me carve a path inward and is an endlessly inspiring journey.
I love many forms of yoga including Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar. I teach a Hatha-inspired practice that includes plenty of flowing vinyasa, power, and breathing techniques. For me, 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.
I continue to hone my personal practice and teaching practice, with one eye on anatomy, form and the other on meditation. I love to practice balancing on my hands, but I especially love to Wheel. If you’d like to unlock this magical asana, don’t hesitate to ask.