Learning the nuances of trikonasana with one of my teachers, Ashish, in India;
and teaching in Alexander Park a little over a year later, 10 months pregnant.


My name is Amberlea, and I have been practicing yoga for the last fifteen years, and teaching since the summer of 2013. Since the first class I attended, I have tried many different kinds of yoga, and love all the different styles and forms, and the interesting fusions of styles that are being spun from the tradition of yoga. No matter what brings you to your mat, yoga is an amazing way to get to know and re-connect with yourself.

It was while traveling through Asia for almost 7 months that I completed a month-long, immersive teaching training program in Rishikesh, in northern India. It was incredible and life-changing! It was one of the most intense challenges I have ever undertaken, and I am so grateful for the experience of studying under Surinder Singh, Ashish, and Panday-ji.

(If you are interested in reading about my time in Asia, you can check out my old blog posts here.)

When I'm not teaching, I'm making unique children's toys for my Etsy shop!

Rishikesh from Laxman Jhula.


Hatha 200-hr, RYS Yoga Alliance certified
with Surinder Singh, Vedangas Ashram, Rishikesh, India
April to May 2013

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and Infant Massage
with Jennifer Young, Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, Ottawa, Canada
September 2013

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training for Conscious and Sacred Birthing, 30-hr Yoga Alliance certified
with Janice Clarfield, Equilibrium Yoga, Montréal, Canada
October 2013

Commit to Bliss: Life Surfing Masterclass
with Eoin Finn, Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, Ottawa, Canada
October 2014

Nourish & Ritualize
with Kathryn Flynn, PranaShanti Yoga Centre, Ottawa, Canada
November 2015

Core Teachings of Yoga: Integrating Contemplative Traditions with a Modern Yoga Practice
with Katherine Marr and Mike Dynie, Astanga Yoga Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
November — December 2015

Every Body Teacher Training
with Kathryn Flynn, PranaShanti Yoga Centre, Ottawa, Canada
April 2016