Flowtion Mobility Studio offers a variety of classes that serve as therapeutic tools for both the body and mind. Our team of instructors come from diverse practices and specialized studies, but we are joined together by our love for yoga.

Meet our dedicated TEAM!

Paola Castillo

Paola’s active lifestyle led her to practice and study Iyengar Yoga, Critical Alignment Yoga, Elders’ Yoga, Yin and Joint Range Conditioning.
Her experience working at retirement homes and guiding classes to Elders, exposed her to the realities of using, abusing, and underusing the body. Every body has a story and every story tells a life. As an instructor, she became their student, learning about how choices, expectations and our ability to adjust to change, improves or hardens one’s life.
At the same time, she taught teenagers where she discovered how “choices” and “expectations” are defining a lifestyle in our society that is not sustainable for mental health.
Paola created FLOWTION intending to develop a practice where yoga and mobility training are the foundation of a program where joint health meets strength, flexibility and control.
She’s a dedicated student and teacher known for her passion, creativity and relaxed sense of humor when delivering classes.

Kat Tucker

Kat is a rock climber, artist, world traveller, professional dog walker and Trekkie. She has 500+ Hrs of training in Myofascial, Yin and Restorative Yoga; 2200+ Hrs of Massage Therapy Training; 500 Hrs of Hakomi (Somatic Psychotherapy Modality) Training; and Reiki level II. Kat blends neuroscience, anatomy and gentle nods towards the metaphysical to create classes that welcome everybody and every body type with warmth and humour. She creates a safe place for everyone to cultivate a yoga practice that feels good for each individual through her skillful guidance.

Ellen Wolfe

If you were asked what your most personal and precious connection is, would you know? With over 30 years in the wellness industry, Ellen can, without a doubt, tell you it is the connection between your mind and your body. As a clinical massage therapist and a teacher of yoga & meditation Ellen’s life’s work has been to help others transform barriers into bridges with a positive, “nothing is unattainable” approach. With a bright beaming smile and laughter in her voice, “We can all live a happier life by quieting the mind and leave the drama behind.”  Ellen Wolfe BA, RMT, RYT-300 is the CEO of My Yoga Room Elements, a premium yoga brand.

Alana Burton

Alana Burton is a Clinical Somatic Practitioner and IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist. Both of these practices have been instrumental in improving Alana’s own health and wellbeing after having a spinal fusion as a teenager and suffering from neck, back, shoulder and sciatic pain through the many years that followed. She is on a path of continual discovery to helping herself and empowering others to help themselves to move better and feel better too.

Oscar Surla

Oscar had always been fascinated with human movement, so he enrolled at the Toronto Circus School and toured as an acrobat and character actor. When he was done touring, he continued his studies at Kikkawa College where he became a Registered Massage Therapist, with the intention to treat and help people with chronic pain and injuries. Most recently, he graduated from The Yoga Studio College. Oscar’s experience, studies and personal practice makes him an excellent instructor to help his students prevent injuries before they happen through mindful movement, self-awareness, slowing down and meditation.

Vanitha Naik

Growing up in India, yoga has always been an integral part of my life. It is not just a practice but a way of life and a way of being. Yoga has been the only constant in a life full of change. It has provided the roots and grounding that I have needed during the ups and downs in the journey of my life. Teaching is a privilege and it is my goal to provide a safe space for the students to cultivate awareness, to become curious about their body and mind and explore their limitless potential. I have had the honour and privilege of studying with many amazing teachers along the way. I bow down in gratitude to all the teachers and students who have travelled this path with me.

Monika Beck

In her early adult years, Monika lived in Germany where she focused her studies on art, biology and sports to become a Junior High teacher. She has always lived an active lifestyle but suffered from back pain due to scoliosis. Her mentor suggested yoga at the time, but she thought she was too young for the practice. After her second son, the physical pain intensified and moving to a different country took a toll on her mental state. She enrolled in yoga classes and soon discovered the mental and physical healing power through discipline. She’s a certified 200 hours RYT, Yin Yoga certified and continues to dedicate her time to support the educational system as an Educational Assistant.

Amy Bidrman

Amy has been teaching yoga in Calgary since 2005. As a childbirth educator, she started teaching pre and postnatal yoga and trainings to that community, and her personal practice expanded to include Critical Alignment Therapy.  Amy has a Masters in Education, a Bachelors in English Literature, is an Independent Childbirth Educator, an AMI accredited Assistant to Infancy, and has logged over a thousand hours teaching, training and supporting students. Amy has a passion for sharing good, down-to-earth information about our bodies, and an unquenchable interest in learning more.

Chelsey Beda

Chelsey is a registered massage therapist and yoga teacher. As a sufferer of chronic pain and persistent headaches for years, she has spent a great deal of time figuring out techniques and exercises that help. By regularly practicing yoga, meditation and eating healthy, she has been able to reduce her migraine, and pursue her dreams of being active without pain – which was something that seemed impossible 10 years ago. Getting in a good workout is important to Chelsey, but she is also mindful to not push the limits to extremes. Her style and technique reflect this goal. In her spare time, Chelsey is an outdoor enthusiast.

Rachel Ann

Rachel is an experienced full-time yoga instructor in Calgary, AB. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and has taught a wide range of students, including young professional athletes at the National Sports School at WinSport and police officers at the Calgary Police Service. She has helped thousands of Canadians move their bodies to release stress, tension, prepare and recover from surgery, quiet the mind, and much more. Rachel Ann’s permissive approach makes everyone feel safe and welcome regardless of age or ability levels. www.rachelannyoga.com

Silvia Illiano

Silvia is a passionate yoga teacher with the intention to inspire students to explore movement as a way to increase awareness in every aspect of their lives. Her main strength resides in her knowledge of biomechanics, which allows her to deeply understand movement and help her students more accurately. Yoga for Spine and Hips on Friday mornings, will help you restore postural alignment, correct muscle imbalances, increase mobility in the hips and shoulders, reduce pain and tension and strengthen the entire spinal column.

Natalie Stebbing

Natalie is constantly looking for ways to learn and grow and enjoys building on her skills to enhance her practice. She trained as a holistic & pregnancy massage therapist in the UK before following her heart and moving to Canada in 2014. Natalie has struggled with the challenges of vision loss which she truly believes enhanced her intuitive and other senses, affording her a unique perspective and approach in working with her clients. As her family has grown, so have her passions in pursuit of a full rounded practice
Trained in HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education, Infant massage and Yoga, she teaches these modalities individually but also fuses them together along with her other skills as a full spectrum Birth Doula – NatalieAnu: maternity wellness.
She is passionate about bringing peace, positivity & power to every body (pregnancy, birth and beyond). Her dream is to travel the world teaching & learning in equal measure”

Krista Strayer

Essential Oils are her love language. She’s super passionate about inspiring yogis to take their yoga practice to the next level with Ayurveda and Essential Oils. Recovering engineer turned yoga teacher – she’s totally into the energy science of essential oil chemistry and how it validates the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda (the wellness lifestyle side of yoga). Krista’s active lifestyle includes skiing, golfing, paddle boarding or puttering in the garden. Taking a break means reading a book or hanging in a yin pose for a while. Krista has taught kids and adult yoga for over 15 years and her classes have nuggets of ancient wisdom for both the experienced and new yogi to use on and off the mat.

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