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Students describe her as: Motivational, fun, enthusiastic, engaging, animated, expressive, positive, upbeat with a big smile and spunky attitude.
Dance is truly one of Shay’s favourite things. Shay has been dancing since she was a child and has dabbled in many forms including but not limited to tap, ballet, jazz, latin, ballroom, free-style and can can. Although she must admit that the dance that releases her inner gangsta is her favourite, hip hop baby! More recently Shay has also fallen in love with Zumba, primarily because of it’s high energy, fun variety and magical way that it gets your sweat on without even noticing it. She’s a girl that loves being active but hates working out; Oh my god, I think they’re in love! You’ll feel her energy, passion and love for dance in every step and motion you make together. Surely you’ll be inspired with Shay’s positive energetic flare and she will surely keep you coming back for more! Shay is certified in Zumba levels 1 and 2, Bokwa Fitness level 1, Zumba Gold, Zumba toning and is an active ZIN and Bokwafit member. She also holds a BBA and is the mastermind behind the magic as the owner of Let’s Move Studio.
Eric Brookes AKA Eric
Students describer him as: kind, positive, supportive, smiley, easy-going, calming.
Eric, a Kamloops native, was first introduced to yoga in his early twenties. As he dove deeper into the practice of yoga over the next two years, Eric began to see the ways a sustained practice could benefit him mentally, physically, and spiritually. In December 2016 he completed his 200 Hour Hatha Teacher Training with Mike Nichols Yoga in Vancouver and began teaching at Let’s Move shortly after. In class, Eric places an emphasis on moving deeper into the awareness of the body and gently encourages students to be the best version of themselves. Outside of class, Eric also enjoys hiking, biking, and simply being outdoors.
Janay Foulkes AKA AJ
Students describer her as: deep, multifaceted, lovely, mysterious, gentle
Janay feels that yoga brings such a strong community aspect to our lives and empowers each of us to create a life where we feel happy and alive. She believes that yoga can help us connect to our true, deep and raw feelings by opening up our minds and souls in quietness. Janay likes to help create spaces where others feel safe to let go and learn their own lessons through self discovery. Whether it be letting go of painful experiences, exploring unanswered emotions or dealing with past trauma, Janay is committed to creating a safe place where all those who attend her classes can explore themselves on their mats. Her favourite pose is Tadasana, join her in quiet gentle expansion.
Students describe her as: funky, fierce, endearing, sweet, kind, happy, vibrant, hot and cool.
Jaime Brown’s gonna help you get your groove on! By day, Jaime works in a legal department: hair up with specs on, in this state she’s all professional-like. By night, she lets that platinum hair down and busts out her inner thug! This girl’s got G Unit oozing out of her, who woulda thunk it?! Jaime has been dancing for over 15 years and her expertise echoes of Hip Hop style. She started teaching 10 years ago and has taught all ages including children and adults. She has trained at countless conventions in Vancouver and New York including So You Think You Can Dance and has also been taught by top celebrity choreographers for Janet Jackson and Chris Brown. Jaime especially loves incorporating fitness into her dance classes as she believes this is the way to build a strong body, mind and heart; dance is healing and it can take your entire being to amazing places! She encourages everyone to dance and thinks that all people should be allowed to express themselves in an environment that allows them to be who they are. Deep down everyone has a fierce firecracker within them ready to explode, and Jaime’s excited to help bring that Fierce out to play!
Tracy Doree AKA Toesie
Students describe her as: Having a quiet energy and passion, reserved enthusiasm, soft, positive with the ability to offer gentle guidance.
Tracy fell in love with dance at the age of 3 and began studying Ballet. She later added Jazz and Modern to her repertoire. She studied the History of Dance and Modern Movement at Simon Fraser University; specializing in how to teach dance. Tracy has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in French and Minor in Educational Psychology. She has studied, mentored, performed and taught in various settings to all ages of students. She is also a proud member of Kamloops Burlesque and a Pole dance enthusiast. Tracy looks forward to sharing a modern flare to more traditional, structured forms of dance.
Laurie Forner AKA Laurie
Students describer her as: kind, positive, supportive, smiley, easy-going, calming.
Born with a love of music and a passion for choreography Laurie’s first love of dance was on ice skates doing figure skating. Then in 1983 Laurie was dragged to her first “dance fitness class” where she became hooked as a participant and eventually an instructor. In 1986 Laurie’s first child was born in fetal distress causing Cerebral Palsy and his right side was paralysed. This turned her interest in dance into a much deeper need to understand the human body. She became motivated to learn everything she could about muscles, energy & nutrition. In 1988 she became a certified fitness instructor through Y and ventured to gain further knowledge in everything from Karate to Reiki. Laurie became licensed to teach Zumba in 2011 and she loves burning calories in the upbeat atmosphere Zumba creates! She also teaches Adapted Zumba for people with special needs. Laurie believes that exercise and good nutrition are the first prescription to good health for life! Join her for some fun on the fitness dance floor!
Cathy Lidster, GCFP AKA Cath
Students describe her as: enthusiastic, wise, fun, knowledgeable, creative, patient and kind with an engaging sense of humour.
Cathy has been teaching and practicing the science and art of the Feldenkrais Method for 15 years. She was drawn to this work after her mom had a stroke and experienced profound and lasting improvement when it seemed that everything else had failed. During her four initial years of intensive Feldenkrais training, Cathy was delighted to gain unexpected personal improvement from this method, such as increased flexibility, balance and strength, more comfortable posture, relief from sciatica and arthritic pain, and a way of acting, thinking and moving that is more joy filled, efficient and fun. There is no looking back once you have immersed yourself in this method which was based on the concept of neuroplasticity by the founder, Moshe Feldenkrais as far back as the 1950’s, long before it became a popular idea. And there is much to look forward to, especially in the feeling of becoming more youthful with time, rather than more aged and debilitated. Come join us ~ May You Never Be the Same…
Cameron McKay AKA Cam
Students describer him as: Calm, cool, collected, craft beer connoisseur.
Cameron is excited to be teaching at Let’s Move, the studio where his love of yoga first began. He started practising yoga 15 years ago at Let’s Move doing Iyengar yoga with Martina and Juergen every Sunday weekend. Cameron completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Konalani Ashram in Kona, Hawaii, in 2013. He teaches Hatha yoga with a strong focus on breath, alignment, heart opening, and hip opening. He loves teaching all levels of students, but he really enjoys teaching beginners to give them a good foundation for alignment and breath work. Look for him teaching Broga (yoga for men) at Let’s Move!
Kris Rae AKA Kristy
Students describe her as: Fun, Positive, informative, relaxed and calming.
Kristy, or Kris for short, teaches meditation and relaxation techniques for all ages plus develops self-healing tools and guided meditations for home use. She has training in various energy therapy modalities and has spent years researching methods of energetic and intuitive healing. She enjoys creating fun, quick and easy techniques based on her training and research. She is currently writing a book on how to get back that healthy, happy, vibrant you with tools for calming the mind, reducing stress and finding your inner power.
Nicole O’Donnell AKA Nic
Students describer her as: Beautiful, caring, shining, one of a kind
Nicole has had a love for yoga ever since the first time she tried it in the year 2000. She used to practice mainly at home over a period of 16 years in various different styles such as hatha, ashtanga, vinyassa, yin, and kundalini to name a few. Nicole has always loved meditation, but she wanted to deepen her practice and felt called to take the level 1-200 hr Kundalini Yoga teacher training at Yoga West in Vancouver. Nicole says this was one of the best decisions she could have made for both her self development and the deepening of her own practice. She feels so blessed to have these teachings and she has such a strong desire to share them with the yoga community, or anyone who might benefit from this healing practice. Nicole is looking forward to meeting everyone and becoming a part of this beautiful community.
Corrie Tucker AKA Miss Coco Cream
Students describe her as: wild, fun, exotic and creative.
Coco has been dazzling audiences for over a decade now, and sharing her knowledge and skills for just over half that. Initially performing and teaching bellydance, that has broadened into burlesque and now the 1960’s style of go-go! Creating, building, and working are the driving forces with this one who is on the go all the time! Coco produces and performs regularly in the Kamloops Burlesque monthly showcase, as well as numerous other events and venues around town. Corrie has studied with many instructors, including a master level bellydance teacher certification workshop with Ranya Renee out of New York. Her strength as an instructor lies primarily in her ability to analyze and break down physical movement. The strange sound effects and even stranger analogies are just an added bonus.
Rui Zhang AKA Rannie
Students describe her as: Energetic, fun, cute, sexy, hard hitting, funny, speaks both English & Mandarin!
Rui Zhang (Rannie) is currently a Masters of Education student studying at Thompson Rivers University. She has come all the way from Wuhan, China. Although she originally came to Canada to study she is also very passionate about dance. In China, she studied and taught various forms of dance including Jazz, hip hop, belly dance and FigureRobics. In China she worked at several studios including Flying Dance Academy, Yongli Fitness Club, BP Dance Club, and Tianzhu Yoga Studio. To Rannie, dance is her dream and she loves to share her upbeat sexy hard hitting style with anyone who wants to come and get their groove on!
Jennilee Fraser AKA JLee
Students describer her as: fun, passionate, energetic, quirky, colourful.
Jennilee has lived in Kamloops for 30 years and still finds joy and variety in the new connections she continues to make here. She is a spiritual person and her journey of self discovery has brought her to many wonderful and exotic places including the birth of her little Goldilocks, Willow. She was first introduced to yoga as part of a fitness class she was taking with friends in 2009 and since has dabbled in a variety of yoga, fitness and dance genres including Barre, Zumba and Burlesque. She is a certified barre and yoga instructor and loves to move and challenge her body and mind each day to become a better version of herself. Her goal is to better herself in service and to help others find that light of goodness within themselves to share it with the world. Join Jennilee for a multifaceted journey of discovery, whether it be having a wild time on the dance floor or exploring your truths within.
Emily Anne Pugsley AKA Em
Students describer her as: fun, adorable, energetic, sweet, passionate.
Emily loves dancing and has 18 years of dance training in ballet, jazz and contemporary. She loves working with kids and adults alike and is thrilled to offer any opportunity for children and adults of all ages to share in her passion of dance and fitness. More recently Emily has also been trained as a Barre and Pound fitness instructor and she is working towards putting together a fiery Zumba set to give adults the opportunity to enjoy exercise through music. She is very excited to bring fun, creative, yet structured classes to all of her eager participants. Students are invited to bring a lot of energy, fun loving attitude and a “willingness to try” mind set to class!
Phakchanok Sapphansaen AKA Pugun
Students describer her as: smart, energetic, passionate, sassy, fresh.
Besides being a chemical biology nerd at TRU, Pugun’s passion is dance. Pugun has always been the girl in the front row performing since the tender age of 5. She was born and raised in Thailand and throughout her life she helped many of her teachers choreograph various dance styles including Thai Jazz, lyrical, pop, and country. Pugun has also competed and won awards in the genres of Cha Cha and Waltz. Since moving to Canada, Pugun has been introduced to Hip Hop and she has fallen in love with this genre of dance. She has practised this dance style consistently for the last 7 years and continues her own learning through various workshops and online classes. She also likes exploring new dance styles and more recently she’s started to get interested in and to integrate Kpop into her routines. She loves choreographed hip hop, basic movement and freestyle musicality. Her resume includes dancing with and winning awards as part of the HYPE dance crew and is currently a part of the 560 dance crew from TRU. Join her for some fresh moves on the dance floor!