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Instructors

saraSara Eddy – Owner and Instructor

sara@moveandflow.ca

Sara has been teaching dance fitness since 2007 as well as yoga and barre since 2010. She has been attending dance classes as long as she can remember. While away from family and friends at university she was feeling a little lost until she found a fitness studio that quickly became her home away from home. A few years later she got certified to teach and is grateful to have always been able to find a fitness family wherever she’s moved, from cities all over the US to our beautiful Kelowna, BC.

Having done yoga off and on since her youth, Sara started taking classes at YogaWorks when she lived in Los Angeles. She realized these mindful, alignment based yoga classes were a perfect balance to her regular dance workouts and wanted to be able to share that with her students. Sara completed 500 hours of training within a few years including mentorships with Carmen Fitzgibbon and Jeanne Heileman, and had the opportunity to complete a 75-hour training with world renowned teacher, Maty Ezraty. She loves being able to share this unique experience and lineage with her students at Move & Flow. Whether you come for a yoga class, dance fitness, or barre, you’ll benefit from Sara’s passion for guiding students of all levels through fun safe movement and her friendly, easy-going attitude. Sara has two young children who you might see around the studio “helping out” as well.

 

paulaPaula Cowan – Dance Fitness Instructor

Paula has been doing Jazzercise for 24 years and has been teaching in the Okanagan since 2011. She is a fabulous high energy instructor who we are lucky to have as part of our team. Her enthusiasm and love of dancing shines through in every class. She loves perfecting the choreography, really feeling the moves, and helping students do the same. For Paula, Jazzercise is a family business since she has two fabulous daughters, Seliene and Chantal, who are also both instructors.

 

w100000001_xLarge Brittany MacNeil – Yoga Instructor

Brittany has over 1200 hours of training, including training in yoga as therapy and yoga/movements for back health. She loves helping people find comfort through yoga. Expect a fun, playful practice, appropriate for all levels with some interesting philosophy ideas woven in. Her other passions include teaching Qi Gong and performing as an actor and dancer.

 

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Seliene Whitaker – Dance Fitness Instructor

Seliene has grown up with Jazzercise almost her entire life. She began (reluctantly) attending her mom’s classes about ten years ago and soon realized that Jazzercise is the best workout out there and fell in love. In year 2013 at the age of 19 Seliene finally certified as an instructor! Her love and passion for Jazzercise and staying fit is still strong and she projects that love into each and every class. Her goal is to motivate each and every person in her class to be the best version of themselves and most importantly, have fun working out! Seliene also enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and teaching spin classes.

 

waleenaAleena McKinnon – Yoga Instructor

Aleena teaches a variety of yoga classes at Move and Flow. Everything from relaxing gentle yoga, to more challenging flow yoga, and also her specialty, Buti yoga. She has lots of experience and will happily help you motify any pose to work for you. Aleena’s sassy attitude comes through in all of her teaching, but there’s nothing quite like the loud sweaty booty shaking fun of  her Buti classes. When Aleena is not at our studio she is leading yoga events at local wineries, enjoying the beautiful Okanagan sunshine, or spending time with her puppy, Revy.

 

chantalChantal Whitaker – Dance Fitness Instructor

Chantal is one of our youngest instructors, but like her sister, Seliene, Jazzercise has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. She’s a natural and is known for her intense classes where she encourages her students to work hard and have fun. Her playful personality and desire to help her students push themselves even further than they think they can, makes every class challenging but enjoyable.

 

wjulietJuliet Kaczmarek – Yoga Instructor

Juliet specializes in gentle and restorative yoga and has lots of experience supporting injuries and and modifying to make poses work for all of our students. Her medical field background and time spent working with seniors and those with various disabilities shines through. No matter your age or level of ability, you will feel safe and gently encouraged in Juliet’s classes.

 

lorraineLorraine Clarke – Dance Fitness Instructor

Lorraine is a long time instructor who was new to Kelowna in 2017. She became certified when she lived in Ontario and most recently lived in Saskatchewan where she taught for a while and then spent some time where she had no opportunity to do Jazzercise. She is so happy to be with us in the Okanagan and back to the workout she loves. She’s known for being very friendly, funny, and a little bit loud, making her classes fun for everyone involved. When she is not teaching, you can find her sharing her amazing energy as sense of humor as a student in other instructors’ classes.

 

wgenevieveGenevieve Morrone – Yoga Instructor

Genevieve is a long time practitioner as well as a health and fitness buff. She loves to throw in challenging elements into her classes to encourage students to try something new and different, but she is also serious about keeping students safe and helping them relax. Passionate about helping people, when she’s not on her mat she’s working as a nurse or spending time with her young family.

 

shawnaShawna Gibb – Dance Fitness Instructor

Shawna is a fun-loving, hard-working instructor. She has taught at several locations in Kelowna and has a following wherever she is. She loves the sassy routines and encourages everyone to put their own style into the moves in her classes. When she is not teaching she is working as a dental hygienist or spending time with her family.

 

wsusanneSusanne Scott – Yoga Instructor

Susanne has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and finally decided to teach, completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2017.
Her philosophy is to make yoga accessible to everyone and enjoys tailoring classes to the needs of her students. She believes in empowering others to take notice of how the postures are feeling in their own individual bodies and honoring where each person is at.
Susanne is continuously studying yoga postures and philosophy through reading and coursework to add to the benefits and enjoyment of her classes.

 

katKat Grootjes – Dance Fitness Instructor

Kat has been teaching dance since she was a teenager and made the shift into dance fitness after discovering Paula’s Jazzercise classes in 2009. Dance has always been a large part of Kat’s life from competing as a child to teaching it both at the studio and in the high school to performing as a part of a dance troupe as an adult. She loves sharing her passion for dance and fitness with others and over the last few years she has become certified in a variety of fitness based classes to add to her knowledge base. Kat is a full time elementary school principal and a single mom of three amazing children.

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