Sylvan Lake Teachers

Nikki Schafers

As a student and leader with Shift Power Yoga, Nikki's goal is to share this practice and powerful work in our community, and to create a space where students feel welcomed and empowered. Nikki first found yoga as a way to heal her back. It wasn’t long before she realized that yoga is a practice that encompasses an entire way of life. She has been an avid student for almost a decade and is a Yoga Alliance 500-hr RYT. She is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200-hr Teacher Training and 300-hr Master Teacher Program. Nikki is certified in Power Vinyasa, Yin, Kids and Prenatal Yoga. She continues to be in ongoing education with the Shift Power Yoga Academy and Baptiste Yoga. She most recently completed Level One and Art of Assisting with the Baptiste Institute. Nikki has a deep love for this practice and believes in always being a student first. She is a warm and genuine soul who will make you feel welcome the moment you step in the door!

Todd Schafers

Todd (AKA “Super Keener”) is an enthusiastic student of Shift Power Yoga and Baptiste Yoga. He is also the co-owner of Shift Power Yoga Sylvan Lake. Todd attended his first Power Yoga class in 2013 and was instantly hooked. He hasn’t looked back since, attaining his first Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification through Pam Rader at Shift Power Yoga Kelowna, then going on to work with Baron Baptiste for Level One. He is currently on the path to Baptiste Certification, and will complete Level 2 in October. Todd brings a contagious energy and genuine love for the work to his practice, assisting and teaching.

Erin Payne

Erin has been a student of yoga for ten years, and has enjoyed deepening her practice and her love of teaching with her teachers Baron Baptiste and Pam Rader. She loves Baptiste Yoga and offering her students and empowering and transformational experience. Through her practice she has accessed a power in her life that she is eager to share with others. Erin is a co-owner of Shift Power Yoga Sylvan Lake and thrives on building a community that supports, challenges and loves one another. Erin is committed to growth through continuing education and is excited to be taking Shift Power Yoga's 300-hr Master Teacher Program. Yoga has softened the hard edges of Erin's heart, releasing with her an authentic and soulful way of being. She believes that we are all in this together, and truly stands for each of her students.

Marianne Badley

Marianne began her yoga journey by accident really. Shortly after taking her first yoga class she signed up for a 30-day challenge. Clearly, the practice left a strong impression on her and during the challenge she signed up for the Yoga Alliance 200-hr Teacher Training. Throughout the training Marianne realized there is more to yoga than asana practice. The training helped her find her voice and took her out of her comfort zone. Marianne graduated from Shift Power Yoga's YTT in June of 2016. She then continued to complete Baptiste Level 1 and 2 as well and the Art of Assisting and Unstoppable programs. Most recently, she completed 40 hours of Yin Yoga training. Marianne is excited for the opportunities that lie ahead and looks forward to growing and sharing her passion of yoga.

Ashlee Godzic

Ashlee was first introduced to yoga in her teenage years. After taking a four year break from her practice, she knew in her heart that yoga was what was missing in her life. She always had a vision of becoming a teacher. As a new Mom in January of 2018 she took the leap of faith and enrolled in her first yoga teacher training. Ashlee graduated from Shift's 200-hr YTT program in September 2018. The tools she gained during her training transformed her life in so many ways that she made it her mission to share the practices and techniques of Baptiste Power Yoga with the world. Ashlee is committed to growth and continues to be in ongoing education with the Shift Power Yoga Institute and Baptiste Institute. She recently completed the Baptiste Teacher course and Art of Assisting. Ashlee knows firsthand that this methodology and practice works, and she can't wait to uplift, inspire and empower you to what's possible.

Allie Busch

Allie has been a student of yoga for a couple years now. It's allowed her the space to understand the concept of slowing down and seeing life through an unfiltered lens. Allie is a graduate of Shift Power Yoga's 200-hr Teacher Training. She values community, commitment, encouraging and inspiring others and generating love and growth both on and off her mat. Don't let Allie's sweet demeanor fool you! She will hold you in the fire, stand for you and challenge you along the way. She believes life gets a little messy sometimes and this practice is an invitation to trust the process, get out of your head and wake up to the present moment.

Mel Penney

Mel loves a sweaty yoga practice, a deep conversation and a great hug. Mel graduated from Shift Power Yoga's 200-hr YTT in 2016 and has been teaching ever since. She continues to be in ongoing education with Shift Power Yoga and the Baptiste Institute. In May of 2018 she completed Baptiste Level 1, where she recognized more than ever, her deep passion to do the work and the desire for community. She also recently completed Module 1 of SPY's 300-hr Master Teacher Program. To Mel, yoga practice and the Baptiste methodology continue to be amazing tools to help her become the best version of herself. She's honoured and excited to share this powerful practice with everyone and can't wait to meet you on your mat.