What we look for in our teachers hasn’t changed in over a decade: authentic, passionate, and open-minded professionals who believe in the transformational power of movement and desire to share their offering with a wider audience. Our teachers are creative, inspiring, and bring a unique approach to their discipline of movement. We are deeply committed to working with our teachers to develop programs that are true to their personality and vision while fulfilling the signature NM format. At this time, program pitches are received by invitation only.
You will feel something special when you walk into the NM office, and it has everything to do with the gymnastics rings. Just kidding, it’s the people. We are a diverse group motivated by creativity and passion. Each member is empowered and equipped to use their unique gifts to advance the brand’s purpose of inspiring and teaching movement. When someone joins the NM team, even if only as a part-time worker or freelancer, they are treated with the utmost respect, invested in, and encouraged to stay inspired, curious, playful and deeply connected to what they love. Read our bios and you will find a wide range of personality, passion and skill. If you think you would be a good fit here, please get in touch.
Amanda June Giannakos
Amanda teaches with love and meets students where they are right now. She will empower you to create a personalized daily movement practice even if you only have ten minutes per day to spare. She believes that when we move our bodies, we move our lives forward in every way, opening ourselves up to new opportunities for self-expression, connection, joy, and lifelong health.
Slava is dedicated to the exploration of the body. He has put himself through extensive training in many different disciplines, such as Gymnastics, AcroYoga, Circus Acrobatics, Thai Massage, Tai Chi, Wing Chang, Yoga, and tying it all together with stillness through Vipassana Meditation. As a full-time teacher, he guides his students to find and understand their bodies through educated exploration and body integration.
Cam found her love for yoga 15 years ago after taking a fall while outdoor climbing, leaving her with a broken leg. Through her injuries, she discovered a new perspective and insight into movement and health. When teaching, she loves finding creative ways to help others push their boundaries and loosen those tight, hard to reach areas of the body. Whether it’s in structured time in doing yoga classes, or sporadic moments on the living room floor, kitchen table, the car, or outside in the sunshine, Cam sees no end to where yoga and movement can be incorporated into one’s life.
Kate is passionate about all forms of movement, but Yoga is the form that she has spent her life exploring in depth. Having studied with luminary teachers in India, Canada, and the United States, her rich understanding has become its own powerful voice in her decades of international teaching. Kate choreographs phrases of yoga poses that embody the grace of the natural world, while emphasizing breath as the key to moving with clarity.
Dom is a professional football player with the Montreal Alouettes and a lifelong athlete and mover. Proudly hailing from North Vancouver, Canada, he believes in multi-sport participation and grew up playing lacrosse, basketball, and football. Dom is passionate about promoting a lifestyle rooted in health and fitness that extends to an enhanced performance in all areas of life. He has worked in personal training and as a teacher for several fitness studios, teaching the foundations for HIIT but with a twist of fundamental movement skills, footwork, and high-intensity plyometrics. His work with the non-profit Launch Academy aims to fuel a sports community in British Columbia that is inclusive, empowering, and creative, working with young students and fellow elite athletes. Dom represents a new generation of athletes who strive to be role models for the community and look to excel in all areas of their lives.
Erica believes in the power to move and be moved. She weaves a balance of intensity and grace into rhythmic, mindful movements. Together with a focus on alignment and breath awareness, she offers an inspiring moving meditation that is playful, challenging (yet accessible) and centering. Her most influential teachers include Noah Maze, Chris Chavez and T.K.V. Desikachar – all of whom illuminate the physical, mental, spiritual and heartfelt benefits of practicing and teaching yoga.
Amanda June Giannakos
Amanda is a yogi-turned-lawyer-turned-entrepreneur who has been developing and sharing her teachings as part of the NM brand for over 10 years and is now Managing Director of the company.
How does Amanda move?
Most days you can find her working joyfully with the team at their Gastown office, developing the next online fitness program, or on a shoot with amazing movers from the community. Amanda is also the creator of the Movement Foundations classes, co-creator of Yoga Foundations, and has appeared in Season 3 and 4 of Namaste Yoga.
Gabriela is a Partner and Executive Producer at Omnifilm Entertainment, where she oversees factual development and production, and co-manages drama and distribution. Gabriela is also Executive Producer for NM and is the biggest champion of the brand, sharing the benefits movement brings to life, both in the physiological and emotional aspects everywhere she goes.
How does Gab move?
When she’s not out riding horses, you can often find Gabriela working out with her personal trainer to continually challenge her body and mind in a multitude of ways. You can also sometimes catch her featured in Amanda’s move while the coffee brews Instagram Stories.
Truly an advocate for the brand, Joy is always spreading the message of NM. She has a great eye for finding talented movers and artists to collaborate with and is always down to meet with creatives for coffee or at the Gastown office. Joy has the invaluable ability to keep the team motivated and on track.
How does Joy move?
On evenings, you can find Joy swimming laps in the Pacific Ocean. She also spends time taking dance classes. She is an avid mover, taking to the beach to practice movement and yoga at her own pace. She also bikes year-round; rain, shine, snow and (despite our concerns) wind storm.
Brenden builds beautiful websites. He has a great understanding and appreciation of both the complications and intricacies of building something out of nothing. Brenden took on the challenge of developing the NM website, and we think he did a pretty wonderful job.
How does Brenden move?
Brenden enjoys circuit training, spring skiing and long walks down the gluten free section of Whole Foods.
Creative Communications Lead
Chantal works on branding, copywriting, and graphic design, among other things. Her role is rooted in marketing and publicity and she recently helped to create and define the NM brand identity. Chantal loves a good colour palette.
How does Chantal move?
Studio classes have never really been her thing. She prefers yoga in her own space, walking around big cities, biking the seawall, hiking in the forest, and swimming in lakes. Since working at NM she has been inspired to add more movement.
Website and Print Designer
Having both a design and computer science background, Kin has specialized himself into a designer / coder hybrid. He loves creating pixel-perfect, minimal designs that are impactful and have purpose. Kin has played a vital role in the evolution of the NM brand, designing print collateral and spearheading the website redesign.
How does Kin move?
Kin’s preferred form of exercise is any activity that goes downhill. You can find him mountain biking in the warmer months and snowboarding the rest of the year.
Josh collaborates with the NM team to create the ideal visual style for videos and portraying movement in a cinematic way. He then seamlessly cuts the footage together to make the images flow in a beautiful cohesive whole. His passion for film and his work as a music video director and producer contribute to the unique style of the NM videos.
How does Josh move?
Josh has a love for sports, including volleyball, basketball, tennis and running and is excited to work in the active NM environment and to bring more movement into his life on set.