Sun Studio is blessed with a variety of teachers and artists who share their talents with our community. New faces will be added as new classes and workshops are offered. Please contact the studio if you are interested in offering a class.
KIKI van der Heiden (RYT500)
KUNDALINI YOGA, RESTORATIVE YOGA, GONG & ART TEACHER
The daily practice of yoga is Kiki's steady support along the path of life; guiding and helping her with the many challenges life can bring. Her passion for yoga and art evolves from a deep personal practice to sharing the joys and magic of art making and yoga with large groups of people. She loves watching people come to a quiet place and light up when practicing art or yoga.
Kiki started practicing Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in 2010. In 2014 she started teaching yoga and opened Sun Studio. She continues her yoga training and most recently she completed Restorative Yoga teacher training at Semperviva in Vancouver as well as Sacred Art & Yoga teacher training with Hari Kirin at Soul Yoga in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Kiki is a visual artist who exhibited and participated in local and international exhibitions. She collaborated with elementary school children on large felt projects, such as the 'Giving Trees' and 'Healing Trees' and 'Taan's Moons' projects. The felt artworks for Taan's Moons became the illustratrations for a beautiful published book "Taan's Moons", written by Alison Gear, a story of one version of the Haida Moon cycle. For more information on Kiki's art and projects, please visit her website: www.kikivanderheiden.com.
MINDFUL YIN TEACHER
Jenn offers a judgement free space to explore yoga and to connect with the body, mind, and breath in a compassionate way. Jenn loves yoga because it has helped her to feel stronger, more flexible, and more mindful in her actions on and off the mat.
Jenn is grateful for Kathryn Wiggins, Siri Kirin (Kiki), and Jay Suttonbrown who have introduced and shared with her their knowledge of Iyengar, Hatha, and Kundalini yoga. Jenn recently completed her 200hour Yoga teacher training with Manipura Yoga College at Sun Studio.
Jenn's classes are accessible to everyone and focus on exploration rather than destination.
KUNDALINI & YOGA ABC TEACHER
With a background in Vipassana meditation and dance, Karen offers classes that promote mindfulness by connecting to the breath through movement and stillness.
Karen recently completed her yoga teacher training with Jay Suttonbrown. She is passionate about yoga as a path of transformation both on and off the mat.
Karen took Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training with Sue Ducross in 2016 and enjoys offering ABC yoga to children ages 4-7.
Her hobbies include music, dance, hiking, crafting and wild harvesting.
HATHA, YIN & FLOW TEACHER
Nomadic by nature and inspired by movement, Meghan unintentionally found the practice of yoga in 2011. After a year of intense practice, she sought to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga by completing her 200hr YTT with Shakti Mhi at Prana Yoga Teacher’s College in Vancouver.
Meghan's teaching style integrates the physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual aspects of the practice allowing students to find stillness through a moving meditation.
She considers yoga, poetry for the body and invites you to come and explore the depths of your Self through breath and shape making.
Molly first came across hatha yoga at her hometown's Lions Hall when she was fifteen years old, and has been a consistent practitioner ever since. In 2018 she decided to dive deeper into yogic philosophy and practice and completed her 200hr YTT with Jay Suttonbrown at Manipura Yoga College at Sun Studio, Haida Gwaii.
A firm believer that the practice of yoga is as much about our actions off the mat as it is on the mat, Molly seeks to integrate her passion for social and ecological responsibility with accessible sequences and meditation.
A Marine Planner by profession, Molly likes to spend her free time building her dream house with her partner, gardening, knitting, cooking, cycling, and scheming about her next adventure.
KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHER
Sabrina creates a class environment accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Sabrina’s years as an RMT gives her an ability to help people find modifications and alternate types of movement that allow the body to feel the benefits of Kundalini Yoga without injury. She loves to use singing to channel the benefits of pranayama, mantra and meditation in her classes.
Sabrina was born and raised in Tlell, Haida Gwaii. In 1998, she was drawn to care for the body, mind and spirit through massage therapy. In 2014 Sabrina began a personal journey of wellness and physical healing with Kiki van der Heiden and Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bajhan.
After two years of practice and a new outlook on healing the body, Sabrina began the journey of becoming a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She took courses with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Gloria Latham at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver, and recently finished her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jay Suttonbrown of Manipura Yoga College in 2018.
KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHER
Shelley has been an Iyengar practitioner since 2003 and certified as a kundalini teacher as taught by Yogi Bhajan in 2018. Shelley enjoys practicing kundalini classes with others to connect the body, mind and breath.
"We practice loving ourselves unconditionally, honouring our own limitations but also testing our unlimited potential. We practice consciously creating peace within ourselves. When we step off our mats as renewed human beings, we radiate peace."
Shelley also enjoys stand up paddle boarding, running, and skiing with an aim to sweat and laugh every day.
KUNDALINI YOGA, FLOW AND HATHA TEACHER
Tracy has practiced yoga since 2002, and is a fresh graduate of Manipura College Yoga Teacher Training offered recently at the Sun Studio. He practices both hatha and kundalini styles. He is a committed vipassana meditator.
Tracy believes that there is a vast world of the mind accessible through meditation and yoga. He has a deep curiosity of the interplay of the physical body and the mind, and how Eastern psychology of mind can inform Western approaches to health and wellness.
With a background in the biomedical model, he is a family physician at the Haida Gwaii Hospital in Queen Charlotte / Daajing Giids, Haida Gwaii. He has two kids, is married to Kiki, and likes to bike.
Ceitlynn trained extensively in ballet and contemporary dance at the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre and the School for the Toronto Dance Theatre.
She performed and choreographed in the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, the Toronto Fringe Festival and other shows in Ontario and on Haida Gwaii.
As a certified BC teacher, she has worked with children in the classroom, the dance studio and the outdoors.