Dallas Kruszelnicki - Owner / Director of Teacher Training
Dallas is the owner/proprietor of Hot Yoga on 20th. The last ten years he has spent traveling the world teaching hot yoga and managing yoga studios. He recently decided to make Saskatoon his home to be closer to his
family, and open Saskatoon’s first hot yoga studio.
Dallas says “I have a compassionate approach to teaching. After breaking many bones skateboarding and snowboarding and falling out of moving vehicles I was a broken person at 26. Yoga reversed the damage I had done to my body and gave me the direction to show others how to do this for themselves. You will be able to see huge benefits from this yoga in as little as a month of steady practice. Try starting out with three or four classes a week and feel the difference it makes to your body, your mind and your life as a whole.”
Dallas has been trained to teach Hatha Yoga by Bikram Choudhury, Emmy Cleaves and Rajashri Choudhury. He has also taken Scaravelli Yoga training courses with Marc Woolford and John Stirk. Dallas has undergone extensive Pranayama training with Acharya Sankkarji, and Ashtanga teacher training with David Swenson.
- - Started his yoga career as manager of Vancouver’s first hot yoga studio ‘Bikram’s Yoga College of India - Kitsilano’-
- - After completion of Bikram 700 hour residential training in California he taught hot yoga in Vancouver
- - Moved to Hong Kong as a teacher in the first hot yoga studio there ‘Pure Yoga’
- - Moved to the UK to open his own studio in Brighton ‘YogaHaven’. Dallas sold the business last year and it is still thriving, with 2 new branches opened in Birmingham and London. YogaHaven was the first studio in the UK to offer hot yoga teacher training.
Stephanie Norris - Teacher / Studio Manager
Stephanie completed Hot Yoga teacher training with Dallas in 2010, and Level 2 & 3 Hot Vinyasa training with Jimmy Barkan. She is certified to teach Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa Yoga. She has also completed prenatal teacher training in 2011 'Yoga for Conscious Birthing' with Janice Clarfield. Although rooted in hot hatha yoga practice, Stephanie regularly practices many other styles of yoga and has a deep respect for all of the yogic traditions and practices.
After many years of living with pain from arthritis and various injuries Stephanie came to yoga in desperation. With a challenging regular practice she now is free from discomfort and can enjoy living in her body, and is inspired to help others empower themselves through yoga. She believes a dedicated, compassionate practice can keep your body strong, and your mind supple.
Ghansham Kaur (Emily)
Ghansham Kaur (Emily) is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and International Kundalini Yoga Teacher's Assocation (IKYTA) member. She completed her teacher training under Shabad Saroop Singh at the Equilibrium centre of Yoga in Montreal Quebec and has been teaching yoga in Montreal, Toronto and most recently Saskatoon for the past five years. Sharing the teachings of Yogi Bhajan with honesty, humor and sensitivity, her classes aim to uplift and empower. Personifying the meaning of her spiritual name "Ghansham Kaur- Well of Infinite Creativity" her classes feature original live music for traditional mantras, chants and meditations. Emily is committed to ongoing learning, community building and accompanying students on their personal journeys.
Amanda is Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She completed hot yoga teacher training with Dallas in 2010 and through Namaskar Yoga with Kathleen Podiluk in 2011. Amanda has also completed pre/postnatal yoga teacher training with Clare Newman of Mamata Yoga. Inspired by her two homeschooled children, Amanda enjoys offering family yoga classes to help spark an interest and enthusiasm for yoga and to engage young children in physical activity through yoga. Amanda holds a BSc (Biology) and MSc (Toxicology) and works at the University of Saskatchewan, where she also teaches yoga at the PAC. When she's not practicing or teaching yoga, Amanda can be found cycling, wall climbing or on other adventures with her kids.
Coming from a background in dance, Michelle was drawn to yoga to sustain her flexibility and strength. Her specific love for Sivananda yoga came from practicing at a studio in Whitehorse, Yukon while spending a summer can-can dancing. From there, her teacher inspired her to travel to India to study. Michelle completed her 200 hours of yoga training in the fall of 2010. She chose to go to the heart of the yoga world by training in Madurai, India. What Michelle loves about Sivananda is the twelve basic postures from headstand to triangle pose with a full rest in savasana (corpse pose) inbetween to recharge the body for the next pose. Every posture has a counter posture and you use the full range of your spine throughout the sequence. Sivananda is great for all levels of practitioner.
Wendy began her journey a few years ago after being embraced by the warmth and challenge of the heat. Flexibility was never easy for Wendy (touching her toes was near impossible), but after only a week of Hot Yoga, the impossible became possible! In 2010, Wendy completed her 200 hour training with Dallas. Most recently she has completed her Yin training with Joe Barnett. Wendy enjoys many styles of yoga, from Ashtanga and Maya, to Restorative and Yin.
Wendy holds a B.Comm and spends the majority of her day sitting in front of a computer, staring at a monitor. When she is not working, Wendy is trying to find a balance between strength and cardiovascular training with yoga and nutrition. Hot Yin has become a place to surrender and provide balance for tight muscles from strength training and Yang movements. Hot Yin targets the connective tissues allowing increase range of motion. Wendy teaches with compassion and love and tries to create relaxing environment to calm your body, mind and spirit.
In 2011, Nicola completed 200-hour Hot Yoga teacher training with Dallas. She completed Level 1 Yin Yoga teacher training with Joe Barnett in 2011 and Level 2 in 2012. A classically trained dancer from the age of 3, Nicola began practicing yoga after suffering wear-and-tear injuries from dance. She was drawn to yoga because its physicality, movement, and discipline are so similar to dance. Nicola is a passionate hot hatha practitioner who also incorporates ashtanga, yin, and vinyasa yoga into her practice.
Due to popular demand we started our first teacher training in fall 2010. Our next session starts in fall 2012.
We recommend that students have at least 6 months hot yoga practice. If you have been practicing at another studio we require a letter of recommendation from your yoga teacher.