Dynamic and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings his unique energy to every class he teaches. Whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world, his expression of this ancient, yet vital tradition consistently touches people's hearts.
Ryan is primarily a student of the Krishamacharya yoga lineage and continues to study under Father Joe Pereira, by whom he was authorized to teach. Ryan trains with Baron Baptiste, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane (Maya), Danny Paradise, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama). He also received instruction from Ashtanga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Ryan has his ERYT- 500 and RYCT designation from Yoga Alliance.
Originally from Halifax, NS, this adopted prairie girl is a writer, dog whisperer and yogini, who loves people, food, animals and bustin’ a gut. Clancy stumbled upon her yogic path in 2001, but it wasn’t until she moved to Winnipeg MB in 2007 that yoga moved from hobby to lifestyle.
She has lived in many places, but keeps coming back to Saskatoon. Clancy originally came to Saskatoon to study with her main teacher Ryan Leier. She's left a few times but it seems she just can't get enough of the amazing community and yoga scene.
Teaching yoga has allowed Clancy to follow her bliss and do exactly what she loves. This includes, but is not limited to, cracking jokes, dancing like a fool, seeing the world and teaching/practicing/living yoga. Clancy has studied with many great yoga teachers, has over 700 hours of training under her belt and holds a ERYT-500 designation from Yoga Alliance.
Clancy firmly believes that yoga can change lives. All you need is an open mind, a little courage, and gratitude. With these attributes Clancy believes students are able to take the peace and power found in their practice off their mat and into the great wide yonder.
Adrianne Vangool is a physical therapist and yoga instructor who has been fortunate to learn from Ryan Leier. Adrianne combines her passion for physio and yoga to connect with people in communities from Saskatoon to Northern Saskatchewan. She offers physical therapy assessments and treatments with an emphasis on therapeutic yoga techniques. Her goal is to spread the healing and wellness benefits of yoga to as many people as possible. Her classes are designed to be accessible to all; from beginners to all levels. She uses her physical therapy training to guide her yoga teaching to ensure a therapeutic, safe, and fun experience. vangoolwellness.com
“ You have to teach people to go inside instead of going outside, because if they want peace, they need to find it within.” - Ram Dass
Lauren Scruton has been practicing Yoga since she was a teen and began studying with Ryan Leier in 2010. The traditional practices shared through T.Krishnamacharya have been passed down and are alive and well through her devotion and awareness of each student’s individual needs. She is currently living in Saskatoon and practicing daily under the guidance of Ryan Leier. She is one of the core teachers with the not-for-profit organization Vinyasa Yoga for Youth. Lauren spends most of her time exploring Yoga with students aged 4-25 and does also share the practice with adults. She works in communities of all kinds and focuses her attention to our interconnection and in turn the prevention and treatment of addictive human behaviours. It is with gratitude for many, many beautiful hearts and minds that Lauren finds herself here within this community of prairie lions.
Dustin’s approach to yoga is simple and grounded, truthful and direct. The dynamic and energetic nature of the practice compels students to be them Self. He is an Ashtanga and Power Vinyasa yoga teacher who honours tradition and invites fire and possibility into every class and workshop that he leads.
Nicole has been teaching yoga since 2008, offering a variety of movement styles including yin, yang, vinyasa, gentle restorative and yoga specific for aging and chronic illness. Therapeutics: Her focus is yoga, anatomy and energetics, weaving together the teachings of Traditional Chinese medicine, Taoist Yoga, Ayurveda and Thai yoga Massage. Nicole works with her clients to develop a comprehensive therapeutic program including yin yoga postures, nutrition meditation and Thai Yoga Massage. Power and Fitness: Nicole is a certified Advanced AcroYoga Instructor and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Advanced Instructor and SUP Yoga Instructor. In these disciplines, Nicole offers classes that will challenge participants to move beyond what’s comfortable to find new strength and personal wellness. Nicole also offers private and group fitness boot camps that make great additions to workplace wellness programs and community associations. Meditation and Mindfulness: In addition to the outward expression of fitness and play, Nicole believes that an integral part of a Yogi’s life is developing the quiet, focused awareness that allows one to draw inward. Through her practice and study of Yin, chakras and meridian theory, she looks to deepen her practice of contemplation, gratitude and nonattachment. Nicole offers individual classes and workshops in Chakra Meditation, Yin and Meridian Theory.
I started practicing and studying yoga with Ryan Leier to help heal injuries and improve my athletic performance eight year ago. I soon fell in love with the practice and realized it was much more than just being flexible. As my practice deepened my breath control, concentration, balance, strength and mobility improved but more importantly I was connecting to someone deeper and something higher.
I love sharing space and vibrations with people. There is something very powerful about breathing and moving as one. The work is done within and felt by all.
We Are One
Baptiste Power Yoga, One Yoga, & Yoga For Youth Certified
B.Kin, CSCS (Personal & Athlete Trainer)
Sara Schatz was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan. In 2008 she moved to Saskatoon and soon found herself on the doorstep of One Yoga. She was instantly drawn towards the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga and fell in love with the practice. A strong believer that everyone can find a yoga practice that fits their individual needs and lifestyle, she decided to begin her training to become an instructor under the guidance of Ryan Leier. She believes that yoga can teach us to be at one with ourselves and therefore at one with the world around us and aims to share that with her students. Her classes are accessible to all levels and to the student’s individual needs. Sara is very grateful for the gift of yoga and is excited to share that with each student that she encounters.
I started practicing yoga after quitting dance, having no idea how powerful it would be both physically and mentally. I have been so blessed to learn from the amazing teachers at One Yoga. For me yoga is a way of connecting to ourselves, others, and the world around us. My goal is to get people moving and breathing together, sparking the desire to go deeper into their own practice.
Originally from Treaty 4 Territory, Regina SK, Hanah has been practicing and teaching with the One Yoga family since 2013 and has found home within this community. Her classes are a sweet blend of slow breathing, fiery postures, and gentle sequencing, often guided by music to connect the group. She is passionate about integrating social and environmental justice into her everyday yoga practice and encourages her students to do the same. Hanah works to hold safe space in her classes for all body sizes, shapes, abilities, genders, ethnicities, and ages. Forever a student, Hanah kindly asks for any constructive or reinforcing feedback about her teaching.
Emily attained her Yoga Teacher Certification (200 RYS) at Semperviva along with her Vinyasa Yoga for Youth Training in Vancouver. She explored Europe while completing her Masters of International Management at Western University where she specialized in marketing and strategy. She has been practicing yoga for over ten years and recently completed her One Yoga Teacher Training - Living Yoga Module 1 here in Saskatoon.
Emily focuses on bringing gentleness and compassion to her classes and looks forward to seeing you on Thursday evening or Friday morning for Vinyasa Yoga.
Alex returned to her hometown of Saskatoon after living and working in New York for many years. After countless adventures traveling, learning, living, and working abroad she returned to the Prairies to pursue her dream of working with youth and teaching yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, and completed her teacher training in Arizona. She is also grateful to have learned from Ryan Leier and the dedicated Vinyasa Yoga for Youth leaders to bring the practice of yoga to kids and teens.
Alex commits to a daily asana practice, but believes wholeheartedly in the truth that yoga is much, much more than asanas! She strives to lead by example and live a life rooted in compassion, honesty, prayer, and kindness. On the mat she likes to focus on body alignment, providing varying options for all student levels, and using music as a tool to go deeper, maintain focus of the breath, and remain mindful. Alex also has a strong desire to continue working with youth in schools and at summer camps to share the joy and power of yoga and meditation.
Gina is an Ashtanga enthusiast and practitioner. She loves to share what she knows on the topic in her classes which are accessible by all levels. She firmly believes in the ability to retain the structure and intent of an Ashtanga yoga practice while still having fun and doing exploratory research with the physical body and the breath. Gina has completed a few teacher trainings, and loves the process of the continual daily discipline of being a life-long student.
My first experience with yoga asana in 2006 was tender and calming, which was something I was very much in need of at that time in my life. I met Ryan a year or two later and jumped head first into my practice, and have never looked back. My first training was for beginner yoga in 2011, after which I attended Ryan’s Level I training in 2012 and worked to complete a 200 hour YA certification in 2014 (Namaskar Yoga, Saskatoon). With an educational background in Kinesiology and Social Work, yoga is a perfect fit, as I believe that every day, every body, every story, and every practice must be approached as different from others I have encountered. As my passion for teaching grows, so does my enjoyment of my own practice, enabling me to bring a quiet strength into my daily life as a mother, partner, leader, and student.
I've practiced yoga since 2006.
I've been teaching since 2008.
Keep it simple, join me for some fun!
Personal Trainer and Yoga instructor, Karen Moffatt, has been
practicing yoga since 2000. Her journey began in Victoria, B.C. in the
home of Kim Tipper, who offered his small classes free of charge. At
the time, Karen was completing her Master of Music in viola
performance and was playing with the Victoria Symphony and the
Okanagan Symphony. She then moved to Toronto where she played
with the Canadian Opera Company orchestra, free-lanced as a violist,
and practiced yoga primarily at the Downward Dog Yoga Centre.
In 2013 Karen received her first 200 hours of Teacher Training from
Yoga Space in Toronto, a 100 hour advanced teacher training in the
Art of Mysore at the Downward Dog Yoga Centre, and a 100 hour
study of the Ashtanga Primary Series in Costa Rica with Ron Reid and
Marla Meenakshi Joy. Since moving to Saskatoon in 2015 One Yoga
has quickly become her home, and she has continued her yoga
training with Srivatsa Ramaswami and Ryan Leier along with the
amazing One Yoga family.
Karen is also active as a Kettlebell and Bodyweight Strength Instructor
through StrongFirst Canada, and has upper and lower body mobility
training through Agatsu and the Functional Movement System. She
believes that yoga is a beautiful compliment to movement practices of
all forms and that yoga reaches far beyond the physical body and into
the deeper aspects of our being.
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Alleah began her yoga journey in highschool when Ryan taught her gym class. With her background in gymnastics, many of the poses came naturally to her and allowed her the freedom to a safe practice even with past injuries. She instantly fell in love with a fiery practice, but as she continued to dive deeper and explore, she realized that there was so much more to the practice than just the physical aspects. She took her first training with Ryan in 2012 to grow and develop her own personal practice, and went on to complete her 200hr training in 2017 to be able to share the teachings with others. Alleah believes that yoga helps you to be fully present in your body here and now. It is a way to find the balance in sweetness and strength, get grounded, and allows you to test the boundaries and limitations you set for yourself both physically and mentally. Alleah thoroughly believes that yoga is just as important off the mat than on, where she continues to strive to be her most authentic, bubbly, and compassionate self.
Dwight was born and raised here in Treaty 6 territory. Dwight has done a plethora of jobs. Some were: being a rickshaw driver, a roughneck, a tree-planter, an educator, mentor and all types of youth work. He is now a full-time instructor with Vinyasa Yoga For Youth. He understands that all types of work, and sometimes especially the work done sitting down, puts stress on our bodies.
Dwight’s teaching and practice aims to tear down stereotypes types and build up people. His Big Guy Yoga class creates a safe space for men who might not come to normal yoga classes.
Natalie believes that yoga is for every body. Through her personal practice, Natalie explores movement and the connection between mind and body. She strives to cultivate a mindful practice that guides students through their own journey of self-discovery. In 2017, Natalie completed One Yoga Teacher Training - Living Yoga with Ryan Leier. Compassionate and gentle, Natalie loves to share restorative and gentle practice with the One Yoga community.
Connecting youth to their personal power and the influence they have on the well-being of the world.