Irene Landers - Assistant Lead
Irene will be teaching advanced philosophy and specialty courses such as Senior Chair and Senior Mat Yoga.
Irene’s classes are fun, motivating, have great energy and will leave you awakened
to your own body and mind connection. She invokes practical wisdom with her
deep understanding of the wisdom of Yoga. She is a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga
instructor with a conscious study of Senior Yoga, Silver Sneaker Yoga and
Gentle Yoga and Meditation.
Meditation was her doorway into yoga. She began her formal study of meditation in the modality of Transcendental Meditation in 1976. She continues studying all manners of meditation and offers those numerous modalities in her meditation courses. Foremost is her dedication to serve students in a way that supports the experience of gentle transformation from stress held within the body and mind to deep sense of well-being and insight. Her vast
experience of life and teaching make her methods potently effective to people of all backgrounds.
Amanda Oberbroeckling - Assistant Lead
Amanda will be teaching hands-on Anatomy and Asana sequencing and cueing
Even before birth, Amanda was introduced to yoga as her mother, Melissa, Peaceful World Yoga founder, practiced asana throughout her entire pregnancy. As a child, Amanda was drawn to dance as a form of expression and exercise, and she trained as a dancer until she was eighteen. It was during this time that Amanda developed her interest in anatomy and physiology, and she began to learn how to tune into her own body, using this information to strengthen her dancing and avoid injury. Amanda’s yoga practice began to grow deeper, moving beyond physical practice, as she pursued her college degree. Learning to manage and overcome the stresses of a very challenging engineering program allowed her to realize the power of a well-rounded Yoga practice, and she has been integrating Yoga into her everyday life ever since!
Amanda has been involved with Peaceful World Yoga from the beginning, helping in any way she could to promote and support her mother’s vision of building an inclusive Yoga community.
April Prescott - Trauma Informed Lead
April will be teaching the Trauma Informed Instruction
April is an educator, leader, and mentor with over 15 years of experience in the classroom. Her work has been focused on reducing suffering for children with special needs or who have been affected by trauma. She has completed training with multiple organizations, all with the aim to help children and their families navigate difficult situations and events with compassion. Her goal is to bring mindfulness and a trauma-informed practice to light across all disciplines.
April graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Language and Literacy. She is conversationally fluent in American Sign Language as part of her work with the Connect Society in Edmonton, Alberta. She is now the Individual Program Plan and Special Needs Coordinator for Aboriginal Head Start in Edmonton, where she oversees the programming of over 70 children, as well as mentors a team of educators. April is also a part-time instructor with Norquest College’s Early Learning and Child Care course.
April has completed the Year-Long Mindfulness Educator program through Mindful Schools and is a 200 hour certified Yoga Teacher. She has also completed training in the Neurosequential Model for Educators through the Child Trauma Academy and Dr. Bruce Perry, as well as the Circle of Security Parenting Program. She is also trained in the Neurorelational Framework towards supporting behavior in children.
In her free time, April is bringing mindfulness to her community through yoga and meditation classes, riding horses, practicing yoga, cycling, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Her passion is learning and sharing knowledge with others.
Advanced Self-Transformation Training