Melanie Caines: Melanie Caines is a Certified Yoga Teacher and the owner/operator of Nova Yoga & Nova Retreats. She is passionate about helping people improve their physical and mental well-being and has a strong love of movement; she teaches multi-level Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga classes infused with spirit, laughter, sweat, and creativity. She completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga at Sonic Yoga in New York City in 2008 and has also studied Prana Flow with Vinyasa goddess Shiva Rea; Melanie has studied with Judith Hanson Lasater to become a Certified Relax and Renew® Restorative Teacher and has also completed Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® Training (led by Jennifer Reis), Prenatal Yoga Training (led by Janice Clarfield), and the Myofascial Release Training and the Yoga Anatomy Training with Yoga Medicine and Tiffany Cruikshank. Melanie is also a Certified Neurogenic Yoga™ Teacher and TRE Provider. Melanie was name one of the Top 100 Health Influencers in Canada in 2019, 2018, and 2017 by OptiMYz Magazine.
Helena Butler: After coming home to yoga a few years ago, Helena completed an inspiring RYT 200 course with Shakti Studios and an RYT 500 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Ayurveda, the Energy of Yoga and Yoga Therapeutics with Satori Yoga and Healing. Helena continues her studies towards a Professional Yoga Therapist designation with Integrative Yoga Therapy, accredited member of the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IYAT). Helena currently holds E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and IYT 500 and is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Helena believes in the transformative healing benefits of yoga. Helena has a passion for the peaceful, balance of the ancient practice of yoga. She considers teaching a privilege and designs her classes with metta (loving kindness) to be accessible and enjoyable to all.