The Cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the first stone set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.
We founded Cornerstone Yoga Collective in 2016 as a means to reach out to the community of yogi's in Fort St. John, sharing our passion for yoga. We truly believe that Yoga is the cornerstone of life. It aligns us back to oneself, but also brings each of us together as one. Together we are supported. Come align with us.
Candace Soderberg, E-RYT 200 Founder | Teacher
Candace has been sharing her love of yoga with the community of Fort St. John since 2013. She has over 1000 hours of teaching experience, and truly loves sharing all aspects of this practice - on and off of the mat.
"I want to be able to create a space for people to explore themselves on a more intimate level. Show up as you are - happy, excited, sad, scared.... and allow yourself to move through every part of your most authentic self. "
Trent Bellamy, RYT 200 Founder | Teacher
Trent found yoga initially as a way to exercise, and quickly saw the mental and emotional benefits. He began his practice in 2010 and started teaching early in 2016. He loves sharing the deep physical benefits as well as the rich history behind the practice of Yoga.
"Your body is the best teacher, and learning to listen to it is the biggest lesson to learn. Once I learned this valuable lesson, I began to live a richer life; one that all of us are deserving of. I enjoy creating an environment for everyone to learn about themselves, as well as each other. A cOMmunity."
Kirby Wilson, RYT 200 Vinyasa Teacher
Bio coming soon
Sarah Elson-Haugan, RYT 200 Vinyasa Teacher
Bio coming soon
Lanessa Giesbrecht, RYT 200 Vinyasa Teacher
When Lanessa steps off her mat and into the role of teacher, she has two main goals: to keep her classes challenging and creatively accessible. To her, yoga is truly a practice, and excluding alignment, nothing following the act of stepping on her mat is taken too seriously. She believes that a more balanced life is possible, once you get to know your tendencies and commit to working with them.
Since completing her 200 hour Teacher Training in 2013 with Randelle Lusk, she has also taken an Advanced Teaching Intensive with Natalie Rousseau. Her desire to absorb and grow in the practice has also lead to a healthy stack of books, workshops, and online courses with various teachers and lineages. She is a student first and always.
Lisa Sturt, RYT 200 Vinyasa Teacher
Bio coming soon
Danielle Channell, RYT 200 Vinyasa Teacher
Danielle moved to Fort St. John in 2013 from Nova Scotia, and began attending public classes in the spring of 2014. She has been teaching public classes in local studios since completing her 200 hour Teacher Training in February of 2016.
She loves the dynamic sequencing associated with the vinyasa lineage and is continuously researching the latest trends within the yoga community, creating classes that are benefit her students in many ways. She truly lives the yogic lifestyle on and off the mat and the relationships she has made are something that she is grateful of.
Joss Hannaford, RYT 200 Vinyasa Teacher
Inspired to deepen my awareness of self with my journey with Reiki, meditation and energy work, I chose to go further with this awareness and challenge body and with my 200 hour Teacher Training in Peru in 2013
I have always been fascinated on how our emotions and blocked emotions are deeply are connected to our bodies, our childhood and specifically our body chakra system and how they in turn affect our daily lives.
When I teach Yoga, my intent is to bridge the awareness of our body with everyday life, emotions and self inquiry all while engaging the chakra system.
Connecting to our authentic self creates self love and thus a brings a deeper connect to others and our community. I am very excited to be joining this community at cornerstone and creating safe space for others to experience self.