Carolyn Hapgood
RYT 500, E-RYT 200, C-IAYT, M.Ed., B.A. (Hons)
Kula Board Member

Carolyn began her yoga journey in January 2002.  Her background includes 10 years of studying and practicing in the Iyengar tradition, where postures are alignment based.  In 2012 she completed the 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training at Shakti Yoga Studio, St. John’s, NL.  In 2013, she completed the 300 Hr Professional Yoga Therapist Certification with Integrative Yoga Therapy which took place in Texas, Massachusetts and Arizona.  In 2014, she completed the Neurogenic Yoga training in Arizona and became one of two Certified Neurogenic Yoga teachers in Canada.  In 2015, she became Globally Certified as a TRE Provider (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises), this training was completed in Chicago – though TRE is not yoga, it is a body intervention.  In 2017, Carolyn became a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists.


She hopes that whether students are looking for restfulness, peace, inner calm or a challenge, that they will have the freedom to find it in her class.

 Pamela Martin-McDonald 

Pamela Martin-McDonald of Life Strength and Wellness, is a lover of things both Yin and Yang. 

From teaching group and private fitness classes, corporate wellness programs, Self Care workshops,  Natural Health Solutions (Nutrition and Essential Oils) to private and group classes in  Meditation,Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Children'sYoga. Pam has studied at CanfitPro, Shakti Yoga, The Lotus Center, Satori Yoga, Andrea Peloso Yoga, and Kids Karma Yoga. When Pam is not teaching or studying,  she enjoys spending time reading, hiking, traveling, gardening, practicing her own yoga, and hanging out with her two children and one fur dog.


Bobby Bessey
B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT,
Doula CD(DONA),HypnoBirthing Instructor
Kula Board Member

Bobby studies and teaches yoga both in Canada and internationally. She approaches yoga holistically with classes that nourish body, mind, and spirit. Bobby has completed a number of yoga certifications both in India and at home in Canada. Her background in science and study of yoga traditions infuses her classes with both physiological and energetic perspectives. Becoming a mother inspired Bobby to pursue specialization and certification in prenatal yoga, post natal yoga, HypnoBirthing, and doula support. In addition to teaching Hatha, prenatal, postnatal and corporate yoga classes Bobby is the creator and director of the 85-hour Shakti Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training & the Shakti Yoga Nidra Teacher Training. She also co-teaches the Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training NL program.

Carolann Harding
B VocEd, RYT-200
Kula Board Member

Carolann is a certified yoga instructor with her Registered Yoga Alliance RYT-200 hour certification as well as training in Yin, Soma, children’s yoga and presently pursuing Prenatal Teacher Training with Bobby Bessey. Carolann has also trained in Thai Yoga Massage and more in-depth alignment based yoga in which she brings into her classes. Carolann is fueled by joy, passion, yoga, fresh air, smiles, travel, creation and just rolling with it - make peace, friends & love!  

Carolann presently teaches two classes per week- one at the Kula co-op and one in the west end St. John's as well as private classes and various fundraising classes for not for profits. 

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Lea Coultas
Gentle Yoga Instructor

Lea’s passion for teaching yoga began about 5 years ago when she was struggling to find a yoga class for herself that was truly meant for beginners.  Her lack of flexibility and confidence with her own body image made it challenging to find a class that was accommodating for her.

What she found herself doing in each class she took, was creating modifications that suited her needs. That process on its own forced her to face her fears and challenge herself to push through her limitations physically & mentally.

Lea attended various trainings, workshops, & class types around the world. And took pieces from every bit of yoga that she learned to provide the most basic instruction so that yoga could become accessible to ANY body type young, old, big, or small. Lea currently teaches gentle yoga online via zoom.