Anastasia Chan

Anastasia Chan

Qualifications

  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YogaRenew)
  • 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Prana Yoga Studio)
  • 20 Hour Aerial Yoga Teacher Training (Okanagan Yoga College)

Performance and Training Highlights

  • Royal Academy of dance-Classic Ballet Grade 6
  • Teaching Yoga at the rec center of University of Alberta
  • Currently working on

Anastasiya's 3 Favourite Things:

  1. Summer
  2. Dogs
  3. Travelling

What inspired me to teach?

Yoga helped me out when I was struggling with my mental health. My experience leads me to take teacher training with the intention to share the benefits of yoga with others.

Why do I teach?

I always love to share my energy and happiness with others. I like the mind, body and breath connection of yoga and my heart is always so full after sharing my practice. I also enjoy making friends and connecting with others through teaching!

What do I teach?

 I will be apprenticing the Yoga All Levels and Prenatal Yoga classes.

Fun Fact

Apple juice is my drink of choice in all settings!

Anastasiya Balabanova

Anastasiya Balabanova

Qualifications

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (2019, Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver)
  • 100 hour Foundations of Maya Yoga Teacher Training (2021, online with Nicki Doane)
  • Yoga Alliance Member
  • Zumba Basics 1 & 2

Performance and Training Highlights

  • 7 years of Classical Ballet
  • Participated in a variety of fitness & dance classes while living in Germany, Mexico City and Vancouver

Anastasiya's 3 Favourite Things:

  1. Dancing with my kiddos
  2. Mexico
  3. Dark chocolate

What inspired me to teach?

My teachers. I believe that if everyone did yoga – the world would be a much better place.

Why do I teach?

I love sharing my passion with others, I learn with my students, and I enjoy the energy of like-minded people. When my kids were very little it was challenging to find a way to practice yoga at home, so I hope that Yoga with ME and Family Yoga classes will help mamas out there find a space and community to practice their yoga.

What do I teach?

  • Yoga with Me!
  • Family Yoga
  • Yoga All Levels

Fun Fact

I have lived in 5 countries and speak 4 languages

Angela Achtemichuk

Angela Achtemichuk

Qualifications

 
  •  Zumba Basic Level 1
  • Zumba Basic Level 2
  • Zumba Kids Junior
  • ADAPT Jazz/Tap Dance teach Junior and Pre-Inter
  • First Aid and CPR C

Performance and Training Highlights

  •        Owned/operated The Joyous Dance, a dance studio in Martensville, for 5 years

  • Instructing dance and fitness in Saskatchewan for 12 years at various studios as well as running own classes/self-contracting

  • Member of Stiletto Vibe Dance Company, dancing in charity and business performances in the Saskatoon community

  • Danced competitively and recreationally in a variety of genres in many adult groups as well as taken some Jazz dance examinations to keep up with technique

  • Attended Dance Teacher Summit in NYC in 2015 and Long Beach in 2016, taking classes from many highly acclaimed Dance Professionals

  • Volunteered leading Zumba warm-ups for various Charities including CIBC Breast Cancer for the Cure, SK Kidney Foundation & Walk for Tourettes

  • A part of Team Diabetes – raising money for the cause & participating in a ½ marathon (Scotland) and a 10 km (Iceland)

Angela's 3 Favorite Things:

  1. The relaxing and content feeling that comes from participating in movement

  2. Travel

  3. Family- crafting and baking with my son and hanging out in nature with the fam jam

What inspired me to teach?

When I was in Grade 1 I knew I wanted to be a Dance teacher. My parents initially enrolled me in skating which I decided I didn’t love but am but am forever grateful they experimented with me and had me try dance. I fell in love and knew that a dancer was part of who I am. I am so grateful that I now get to share my passion with others for a living!

Why do I teach?

I teach because I absolutely LOVE to move and enjoy connecting with others through movement/strive to make a difference in their lives through sharing that passion. Ultimately, I find it tons of fun and it’s a way for me to go with the flow/not take myself too seriously!

What do I teach?

Parented Strength & Tumbling and Zumba

Fun Fact

I love patterns! Most of my workout pants will have a funky pattern on them.

Ashley Climenhaga

Ashley Climenhega

Qualifications

  • Zumba Basic 1 & 2, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning, Zumbatomic , Zumba Core, Zumba Glutes, Zumba in the Circuit
  • Beachbody: PiYo Live & Insanity Live
  • Yogafit Levels 1, 2, & Prenatal
  • Antigravity Fundamentals
  • Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association: Theory and Group Land Fitness
  • Bachelor of Science Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan
  • Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan
  • CPR and First Aid (HCP- health care provider)
  • Royal Conservatory of Music- Piano Grade 9

Performance and Training Highlights

    • Volunteering/Teaching at Bust A Move fundraiser in Saskatoon
    • Has worked in Labor & Delivery (Maternal Services) as a RN since 2014 and has a passion for prenatal and postpartum clients
    • Prior experience teaching dance
    • Has worked with many clients in reaching their personal fitness goals as well as rehabilitating injuries

Ashley's 3 Favorite Things:

  1. My kiddos and husband-to-be
  2. The beach
  3. Chocolate

What inspired me to teach?

I grew up competitively dancing and continued to do so until age 21.  I graduated from the U of S in 2008, and found something was missing in my new “adult’ life.  I actually attended one of Kelly’s Zumba classes, fell in love with the style and knew that was going to be my next step for my fitness to continue on.  I found Zumba was a nice fit between my dancing background and my newly acquired knowledge from my Kinesiology degree.  After entering the world of teaching, my curiosity began to grow and I continued taking more trainings.    

Why do I teach?

  • I love teaching because it pushes me to do my best while trying to push others to do their best as well!

What do I teach?

  • Zumba, Zumba Toning,  Conditioning, Prenatal yoga, Postpartum classes

Fun Fact

Both my kids are named after people in my family- Amy Jean is named after my maternal Grandma and my fiance’s paternal Grandma; Edward Jordan is named after a long line of Edward’s and my brother.

Cailey McCulloch

Cailey McCulloch

Qualifications

  • Zumba® Basic 1
  • Zumba® Basic 2
  • Zumba® Toning
  • Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Certifications Theory Group, Land Fitness and Pre and Post Natal Fitness
  • Insanity® Live
  • Pound® Rockout Work out
  • First Aid and CPR C
  • Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance Associate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Education and Arts degrees – University of Saskatchewan
  • Master of Education – University of Saskatchewan

Performance and Training Highlights

  • Professional Highland dancer for many years: performed and competed in Highland Dance across Scotland, Japan, Disneyworld, Disneyland Paris, and western Canada
  • Completed Sea Wheeze Half Marathon August 2014
  • Completed two triathlons and one duathlon Spring 2016
  • Successfully reached the summit of Machu Picchu via 3 day hike July 2017

Cailey’s 3 Favorite Things:

  1. Family and friends

  2. Physical activity, especially anything with rhythm and dance

  3. A day at the lake

What inspired me to teach?

I taught highland dance for five years throughout high school and university. As my professional dance days came to a close I needed to feed my dance soul in new ways and thus I found Zumba®. I am inspired by the joy I feel from participants in all classes. I get to share the fun, challenge and exhilaration of a good workout with all who come to class.

Why do I teach?

I love making physical activity accessible to all people regardless of their age, or ability. The beat of the music and the beating of our hearts unites us all!

What do I teach?

Low intensity, prenatal and postnatal classes.

Fun Fact

My dog-walking attire can be highly questionable – I have been know to wear my housecoat and rubber boots around the block to walk my furry friend Willis.

Erika Khabirova

Erika Khabirova

Qualifications

◦ Reggaeton workshops
◦ Rhythmic gymnastics course
 

Performance and Training Highlights

◦ 10 years of Competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics
◦ Choreographed numbers for competitions, recitals and performances
◦ 3 years of experience working with children ages 5-16 years
 

Erika's 3 Favorite Things:

  1. Dancing
  2. Trying new things
  3. Being in Nature

What inspired me to teach?

I have been in dance and gymnastics from a young age and started assisting at the age of 12. I have always had a passion for teaching. I love helping people learn new things.

Why do I teach?

 I teach dancing because it brings me joy to share my love for dance with others. Seeing my students grow and express themselves through movement is incredibly rewarding.

What do I teach?

I will be teaching Hip Hop and assisting classes as well

Fun Fact

I’m currently learning my 3rd language! It’s Spanish 🙂

Jessica Warren

Jessica Warren

Qualifications

◦ First Aid and CPR
◦ Red Cross First Responder
◦ Completing my Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan

Performance and Training Highlights

◦ Student trainer for the U of S Women’s Hockey team

Jessica's 3 Favorite Things:

  1. Physical Activity
  2. The Winter time
  3. Cooking and baking

What inspired me to teach?

Being a competitive athlete growing up and when it was time to “retire” from that side of sport. I found teaching to be the next best thing to still be able to inspire and be part of the active community.

Why do I teach?

The power of movement bringing everyone together is my why. Seeing the joy it brings to people is so rewarding.

What do I teach?

I will be assisting Beginner and Level 1 Ballet/Jazz classes.

Fun Fact

I have a twin brother!

Colleen Yuzwa

Colleen Yuzwa

Qualifications

◦ First Aid and CPR
◦ Respect in Sport
◦ Concussion Awareness
◦ National Coaching Certification Program training – Making Ethical Decisions, Planning a Practice, Nutrition, Emergency Action Plan, Making Head Way in Sport, Coaching Athletes with a Disability
◦ Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association certified Level 6 Coach
◦ Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association certified Level 6 Tumbling
Coach
◦ Cheer Canada certified coach

Performance and Training Highlights

◦ Member of the Rider Cheer and Dance Team (2011 and 2012)
◦ Coach of ISASF Cheerleading Worlds teams (2019, 2020)
◦ 10 years of coaching experience (Warman Ultimate Cheerleading)
 ◦ 8 years total of cheerleading and tumbling experience

Colleen's 3 Favorite Things:

  1. A hot cup of tea and a good book
  2. Spending time with friends and family
  3. Disney trips

What inspired me to teach?

I joined cheerleading as a young 20 something and fell in love with the sport. I love to share my passion with others and as I became a veteran in the sport, I wanted to be the kind of coach I never got and inspire athletes to love what they do while having the greatest time learning new skills and becoming confident in themselves.

Why do I teach?

I teach because I love to celebrate with students when they gain a new skill
or overcome their own mental blocks. There is nothing better than the look on a student’s face when they accomplish their goal and realize they can do what they thought was impossible.

What do I teach?

I will be assisting the amazing teachers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in Kids Tumbling!

Fun Fact

I hate chocolate, but I love the smell of fake chocolate.

Chloe Jackson-Kotko

Chloe Jackson-Kotko

Qualifications

  • Pound® Pro Fitness Training
  • Generation Pound® Fitness Training
  • Gymnastics Foundations Streamlined Artistic Course
  • Gymnastics Foundations Streamlined Active Start Course
  • RAD Intermediate Ballet Exam 
  • CDTA Elementary Tap and Jazz Exams
  • Currently a Massage Therapy student

Performance and Training Highlights

  • 10 years of Dance training and performing with the Tisdale Dance Center and Melfort Dance Center
  • Managed my own business called “Let’s Get Moving” to teach Pound fitness in my hometown during high school
  • Created my own Music and movement classes to incorporate dance, music and simple instruments for the same business
  • First Pound instructor in the Tisdale area

Chloe's 3 Favorite Things:

  1. Being at the lake
  2. Music
  3. Mountains and Disney

What inspired me to teach?

I have been in dance from a young age and started assisting dance in middle school. I have always loved children, as well as looked up to my dance teachers. Teaching is a fun occupation that keeps me active and involved in the things I love!

Why do I teach?

I love dance, fitness and the community that surrounds it. I also love the feeling of sharing something I love with others and the energy it creates!!

What do I teach?

I am certified to teach Pound®, Generation Pound®, and recreational Gymnastics (including active start ages). I also have experience teaching dance and movement classes.

Fun Fact

I would eat ice cream everyday if I could!

Crystal Toth

Crystal Toth

Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association: Theory, Group land fitness, Older adult, Aquatics, and Pre/Postnatal
  • YMCA: Group choreogrpahy, Group strength, Individual conditioning, Group cycle, and Group aquatics
  • Canfitpro PTS – personal training specialist
  • 200 hour Yoga Instructor (Pre/Postnatal and Older Adult)
  • Forever … in Motion
  • Zumba®: Basics 1 & 2, Toning, Gold, Gold Toning, Aqua, Sentao, Kids & Kids Jr., Step, Core, Glutes, and Burst
  • TRX® certification
  • Pound® Rockout Workout
  • First Aid & CPR C
  • Bachelor of Sports and Recreation Studies: Therapeutic Recreation major, Kinesiology minor, Psychology minor – University of Regina

Performance and Training Highlights

  • Presenter on the benefits of physical activity at the Symposium of Learning for Older Adults
  • Presenter on adaptive physical activity for the SK Brain Injury Association
  • Developed adaptive physical activity programming for SARBI (Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured)
  • Volunteer instructor for Zumbathon for a Cure
  • Developed an adaptive physical activity program in collaboration with YMCA of Regina and Sask Abilities
  • Presenter for the YMCA of Regina fitness instructor annual re-certification
  • Planning Committee Chairperson for the 2015 SaskFit Conference
  • Performer Liaison for the first annual Saskatchewan Salsa & Bachata Congress
  • Previous performer with Danza Morena Latin Dance Academy ladies dance team
  • Over 30 years of dance experience

Crystal's 3 Favorite Things:

1. Her daughter and husband 
2. Getting a coffee and walking threw a book store
3. Going for a walk alone, with a friend or a family member

What inspired me to teach?

I have danced since I was 5 years old.  When I hear music, my body automatically wants to move, and when I discovered Zumba fitness over 9 years ago my joy of dance mixed with my interest in the health industry moved me to obtain my Zumba license.  Since then I continued my journey by building my education through certifications and then obtaining my bachelor’s degree. My own personal journey with health, and seeing the outcomes of those I connect with, continues to inspire me daily to continue learning and teaching.

Why do I teach?

Whether I am working with a group or with an individual, I love connecting with people.  I love seeing how participants and clients grow and develop through movement. I love seeing how movement can help people mentally and physically.  I love supporting individuals through movement, and making movement accessible to everyone.

What do I teach?

You’ll see Crystal teaching Zumba, Toning, Conditioning, Pound, Older adult classes, Move with Me, Workout w Me, and Yoga and Stretch classes

Fun Fact

I use music as a medium in creating my fitness classes.  I also LOVE to use buttercream as a medium as a form of creating in baking cakes, cupcakes, and cakepops!  Ask Kelly, we all know she loves a good cupcake 😉