Our Teachers & Facilitators
Celeste Mallett Jason
Celeste has lost count of the number of years she has been teaching (over 35 years and not quite 40 years). She started first as a school teacher in the land of her birth, South Africa.. Her love of the Sea and the spectacular landscape of the Cape, and physicality of Africa, left such a deep impression, that the language of Nature continues to inform her teaching. Living on a Farm on the West Coast of Canada breathes life into her, inspires her, and keeps her humble.
Celeste has studied various forms of Yoga, with many well known Yoga Masters, but is particularly drawn to the Therapeutic aspect. She dives deep into Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga and loves to assist folks pre-and-post surgery, either in Private Sessions or in her well-loved Chair Yoga Classes. Mixed Level classes are always fun, comprehensive and do-able, as she believes Yoga Asanas are more accessible than we realize.
Creating Sacred Spaces is also a passion, yet to Celeste, seen as a service offered, for folks to come together to share both collectively and independently, their interpretations of their own Divinity.
Catherine’s strength lies first in her passion for teaching. Her classes are supportive, encouraging and inspiring. Offering well-grounded, sound exercise, at an energy level that suits the individual. Catherine is continually mindful of good practice. Motivated to be the best she can be and a true believer in all forms of exercise as the route to sound health. She truly loves what she does!, Catherine was encouraged to apply her teaching skills to the Health Industry through fitness and has developed a variety of unique class styles which she has taught over the past 35 years. She is a fully Certified Fitness Instructor and her CPR and First Aid certification are annually updated.
“The joy which I strive to instill in myself motivates me to share with, and inspire all class participants to reach new levels of fitness and good health.”
I began to discover a renewed joy and passion! Wow, a moving meditation, letting go of my ego, reducing the noise in my head, and listening to my body more, all in one simple yet profound movement with the breath. I stopped my martial arts training and dove all-in to my yoga practice. After 15 years of practice, I took my first 200 hour RYT (registered yoga training) in Hatha Yoga, and then another 300 hour RYT in restorative yoga and began teaching 8 years ago.
I love sharing my passion of yoga and know whatever inspiration students find in my class or any other yoga class they take, comes from within their own desires and their own passions and their own abilities. Any teacher is simply a guide to each yogi’s path! I am so grateful for all my teachers who guided me. I look forward to also guiding every student who finds their way to my classes and I’m grateful for the passion and inspiration they show me as well! Namaste, Howie
She is grateful beyond words for her primary teacher, Ajahn Sucitto, as well as all the many influential teachers in her life. She had been an active member of SS Insight for 14 years, and is a manager for silent retreats at Stowel Lake Farm.
Nicola is a passionate horticulturist/garden designer, and lover of wildlife, wild spaces, and animals.
It has been a long and circuitous road which has led me to become a sound energy facilitator. It all began many years ago with a severe autoimmune disorder which consumed my life for 11 years. This brought me into the realm of alternative physical and Spiritual practitioners of all sorts. But it wasn’t until I completely surrendered into the grace of one deep prayer that things changed. Within a year of that prayer, all symptoms disappeared when I finally met the one healer that was directly in my path.
This sparked within me an understanding of which direction I was to take and has led me to the place and position where I am in facilitating deep transformation through crystal and voice sound energy.
Through her travels, Brooke has been fortunate to spend time living and volunteering in ashrams, and other spaces of spiritual practice. In these places, she began to experience the beauty of Karma Yoga, a form of selfless service. The spirit of service is at the heart of Brooke’s teaching, supported by the wings of beauty and simplicity. She believes in teaching from a place that supports us all to access our own unique medicine, and gifts.
She completed her first Yoga teacher training in Mexico, and since then has been learning from the rich teachings of: Hatha, Anusara, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. Her passion for food as medicine led Brooke to begin studying Ayurveda, and she recently completed a 600-hour Ayurvedic Wellness Counsellor training. She is excited to weave the unique, seasonal wisdom of this ancient science into her classes! Alongside Yoga, Brooke is a Reiki Master, and current student of Craniosacral Therapy.
She is passionate about community, music, and the transformation that can come with commitment to a shared practice informed by openness, curiosity, and a sense of wonder.
Hanna brings playful inquiry to her classes, while exploring the principals of quiet mind, relaxed body, breath, rooting, connection, expansion and intent. All classes include a short meditation and pranayama. Hanna has taught weekly classes on Salt Spring Island since 2015.