April Imme-Sakaluk (she/they)

My path with yoga started with purely a physical desire to maintain health. I moved to Calgary in 2008 to begin a career in dance and my partner and I took yoga classes as part of our physical training. It became apparent to me that yoga expanded way past just the physical layer. 

I quickly forged a deep relationship to the practice as I saw my body getting stronger and old injuries improving. I had been tough on my body from doing ballet seriously for many years and it was important for me to take care of this so I could keep dancing and feel healthy. I noticed that on the days I did yoga my body not only felt better but I was more focused and productive.

I was increasingly drawn to the mat. I realized that it had become my rock in life: it played a huge part in helping me overcome struggles. Even through some difficult times and devastating loss, I found clarity on my mat.

In 2012 I completed my first 500hr Hatha yoga teacher training in Bahia, Brazil and began teaching soon after. I believe it is important be a devoted student and continue to expand on trainings and workshops.

This life direction has been a calm and focused pursuit for me. Every day I am honored to be able to share my passion of yoga through teaching. I’m so grateful for the amazing teachers who have mentored me, and even more so to the students that inspire me daily!

Teacher Training: 500hr Modo, 200hr Vinyasa – Ryan Leier, 75hr Mentorship program – Alice Hong, 15hr Yin – Alan Mileham, 100 hr. Vinyasa – Eddie Modestini & Nicki Doane, 50hr Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injuries – LoveYourBrain Foundation, 50hr Rocket Vinyasa Yoga training

Online training: 30hr – Sianna Sherman, 25hr Eddie Modestini & Nicki Doane, 20hr Art of sequencing – Noah Maze, Scoliosis clinic – Noah Maze.