Harmony Lichty

Ashtanga Yoga Victoria

I was first introduced to Yoga in 1995. I had always had a keen interest in spirituality, as well as the art of physical movement, which culminated in fifteen years of dance training and two BA degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies. In 2002 I traveled to China to research Buddhist Meditation, and in 2004 I moved to South East Asia, where I lived, practiced and studied yoga for the next 5 years. I began a journey of teaching Yoga Internationally and would spend long periods of time in Mysore India practicing with Sri K Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute. I was Authorized by him in 2006 to teach this method of Yoga. In 2009, my husband, and I settled in Victoria, BC, and founded Ashtanga Yoga Victoria - An International Yoga Center for Wellness and Life... Read the profile >>

Joel Laforet

Moksha Yoga Victoria / Awaken Yoga Retreats

When you ask Joel 'how's it going?' and he says, 'I am living the dream,' - he means it. Since his introduction to the Ashtanga practice in 1999, Joel has been committed to yoga. Soon after that, Joel took his first training. Coming from an athletic background, he found the practice to be healing and nourishing for his sport related injuries. A father at the green age of 22, Joel has two awesome kids, Kalub and Lavender. His father was a floor layer, and Joel continued the family tradition to keep the dough rolling in. He continues to operate a small flooring business in Victoria. Joel attributes his ability to remain injury-free and healthy (despite being in the trades for over 15 years) to his yoga practice. Joel is committed to continually growing as a yoga... Read the profile >>

Lucy Smith


Lucy Smith is a professional athlete, coach, writer and mother of two. Since participating in her first fun run at age eleven, Lucy has developed her athletic career into a passionate full-time and lifelong pursuit of excellence that has been rewarded with two Silver Medals at the World Duathlon Championships, 19 Canadian Championship titles and countless podium finishes at international triathlon, duathlon and running competitions. Lucy has excelled over a range of events from track and field 5000m and 10,000m, 10k road running, cross country running, duathlon, Olympic distance triathlon, ½ Ironman, ½ marathon, marathon, and Ironman triathlon. Always a leader, she has been appointed captain of many national teams and began coaching in 1997. Lucy’s success over different... Read the profile >>

Mark Milburn

Catalyst Lifestyle Services

With his extensive athletic experience and passion for leadership, Mark Milburn is carving a unique and inspiring path in the fitness industry. Mark provides endless positive support, which enables anyone to achieve their personal bests in and out of the gym. His infectious personality also lends to connecting individuals in a meaningful and powerful way through fitness training, charitable causes and, of course, adventures! Mark is the founder of Catalyst Personal Training and Supplement Store on Fort Street and the new Catalyst Waterfront Fitness Studio and Coffee Bar. Read the profile >>

Mike Scholz

Since I was 5 years old, I have been lucky enough to be involved in sports. As an avid sports enthusiast, I started out as a Timbit hockey player and from there, have moved on to become an international rugby player. Although I grew up deeply involved in hockey and lacrosse, I found my current passion (rugby!) while at high school in Oakville, Ontario. After playing my first game for the school team, I knew that I had found my calling - playing professional rugby. I love to travel, and have been able to spend time all around the world representing Canada since 2009. After growing up in Ontario and travelling all over playing rugby, I feel lucky to now call the beautiful Victoria area my home. The proudest moment in my athletic career was the first time I walked on the field wearing... Read the profile >>

Natalie Wright

One Yoga Victoria

I began my yoga journey through dance at a young age. After finishing that chapter of life, I floundered for many years in trying to find something that made me feel the same way. Yoga, although I did not become serious with it right away, was that thing. After a couple years of playing and exploring I decided to jump in and took the Moksha Yoga teacher training. Absolute love. It became apparent that my life was heading in a new direction and I embraced it. After becoming more confident in my teaching, I was blessed to be able to take prenatal training while pregnant with my son and then the One Yoga training a year and a half later. After experiencing Ryan Leier, his philosophy, and the One Yoga community, I found a practice and space that embodied the path I am on and a teacher I could... Read the profile >>