Kathleen (Rishika) Stebbins, RYT 200, has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and is a certified Jaya Yoga and meditation instructor. She teaches vinyasa flow with a focus on sustainable movement for all levels.
Karolina (Kay Kay) was born and raised in the Czech Republic and has been practicing yoga since her early teens. The first time she came across a yoga class was after her car accident at age 14. She was competing in aerobics and due to her back injury she wasn’t able to continue. Then, the very popular, power yoga was a perfect replacement for her, mostly because of the physical aspects of strength and flexibility that she had gained from aerobics for so many years.
Moving to Canada in 2012, she found her teacher and mentor Tina Pashumati James who introduced and deepened her understanding of the philosophy and spirituality of yoga. Under Tina’s careful guidance, Kay Kay completed her 300-hour teacher training in 2014.
She loves to travel and her biggest passion, yoga, is always involved. In Guatemala, she attended “The Moon Course” at “Las Pyramides”, helping her to understand the four elements; Earth, Air, Water, and Fire, and their connection to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic bodies. Her passion for learning then brought her to the Hridaya Yoga Center in Mazunte, Mexico, where she attended a Hatha yoga training, focusing on the connection to the heart and the relationship between each chakra. During this training, she gained a heightened awareness of the energies within herself and the energies around her. During the fall of 2018, Kay Kay connected with the Yandara Yoga Teacher Training Institute in Todos Santos, BCS. Here, she completed a 100-hour Bhakti & Mantra and a 100- hour Yin & Restorative yoga training. Kay Kay is a 500-hour certified Yoga Alliance teacher.
Her classes draw on the wide breadth of training and knowledge to provide a physical and spiritual cleansing for the soul. She shows up on her mat authentic, compassionately guiding her students to challenge themselves while also accepting wherever they are each day, both physically and emotionally. She offers a wide range of classes, from rigorous Vinyasa that strings together challenging sequences, to gentle restorative classes that soothe and heal the body.