meet the teachers
Get connected to some of our favourite humans!
Each teacher at Hive Yoga and Fitness has been chosen for their unique training and experience. We are driven by a passion for inspiring people to move in many ways, which is why each of our instructors are certified to lead any number of yoga styles and fitness classes.
Our teachers also place importance on building a strong and flexible mindset, training our community to be ready for whatever life throws your way. Classes at the studio are all about functional movement, stress-relief and diversifying your training. Connect with one of our open-minded, skilled instructors soon to support a balanced approach to training.
Hivefit instructor, R.Kin
Lianne is from the Maritimes where she did her BSc in Kinesiology from Dal. She has been coaching since 2010 and has coached everyone from the 4-year-old soccer player to the elite endurance athlete. When she isn’t teaching, she is found climbing, snow/splitboarding, or trail running. Lianne is a big believer in having a healthy dose of type 1 and 2 fun in the mountains, and enjoys getting people strong & resilient to get them out there as well.
Melanie Rae Birch
Yoga & Pilates Instructor
Melanie has been teaching globally for 20 years. She is passionate about teaching people how to move their bodies and quiet their minds. She holds multiple certifications and continues to study with teachers at home and abroad. Melanie offers classes which are a balance of strength, flexibility, functional movement and mindfulness. Melanie teaches public classes and private therapeutics, with the goal of making her students feel more at ease in their bodies and minds. She lives on the North Shore with her husband, young son and frisky terrier.
yoga, pilates & conditioning teacher
yoga & movement teacher
Shannon has been teaching yoga, movement and Pilates since 2004 and comes to Hive Yoga with a background as a studio owner, manager and a business consultant. Upon joining the hive, Shannon added climbing into her movement routine and quickly understood why the rest of us are so hooked! Shannon’s playful attitude and contagious enthusiasm inspire us all to move more, in many ways, and it’s no surprise that her mission in life is “to inspire others to explore movement and mindfulness, and to make personal well-being an important top priority”. Catch a class with her soon at The Hive’s prAna Studio!
Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Matt Believes that Yoga contains both discipline and softness.
It is a journey toward self-realization; uncovering one’s true Self and honoring the greatness within. Being a patient and humble teacher, who is attentive to the progress of each individual, he believes that each pose creates an opportunity to engage in internal stillness and tranquility. Matt holds space for every student so they may feel supported and safe throughout their practice, during movements that offer physical challenges, and experiences that range from playful to powerful and emotional.
Matt is so cool!
yoga & acro teacher
Born and raised in Ecuador, Wendy started her Yoga Practice back in her hometown in 2010. She took her first YTT in 2012 in Costa Rica with Ashley Ludman. Since then she has expanded her range of teaching studying under the umbrella of teachers like Sri Dharma Mittra, Leslie Kaminoff, Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Susan Hately, and Eion Finn. Wendy’s style of teaching is based on creating a safe place to explore your body, mind, and soul with a mindful practice guided with a combination of asana, pranayama, alignment, adjustments, and meditation.
Linda believes that variety is the spice of life and is constantly challenging herself in new ways through different forms of movement. As a certified Personal Trainer there is nothing she loves more than dabbling in different disciplines such as Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga. She specializes in strength and conditioning and has been teaching classes since 2013. When she’s not dropping weights in her garage or learning how to swim at the community centre, you can catch her watching an MMA fight on her couch at home.
Yoga & pilates teacher
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