Who We Are

At Above Average Yoga no one if left behind; everyone is included,

We shatter stereotypes; and dispel fear,

There is always challenge; but never defeat,

You will experience yourself in a new way,

Individually, we are amazing; together we are a harmonious community; we care for one another and grow together

At Above Average Yoga we have experienced educators that care, an intimate environment with small class sizes and the tools to help you to start right and reach your goals.

Oh yeah, we also practice yoga here!

Welcome to the Community
Above average yoga is a safe fun environment for yoga and fitness in Edmonton, Alberta, for people from all walks of lives with different bodies and fitness levels.

We believe that everyone has to start somewhere and we invite you to make Above Average Yoga your starting place. We are all here to support and learn from each other in many different ways and we look forward to getting to know you. Please view our instructor profiles below to get a better idea of who we are:

  • Jen Thompson

    Yoga has helped me to discover who I am. When I learned to breathe on my mat, I was then able to breathe in my everyday life. I looked to yoga for calmness, but I soon discovered that yoga gave … Continue reading

  • Trista Davis

    Founder

    Trista Davis is Founder of Above Average Yoga. She loves what Yoga can bring to your life and wants to share it with others. Learn more about Trista in the Blog

  • Raeleigne (Rae) Van Patten

    Yoga Instructor

    I have been practicing yoga on and off for the past 18 years, but dabbling in the practice just wasn’t enough to satisfy my need to know more about this beautiful practice. I also needed to understand why each time … Continue reading

  • Carolin Maran

    Yoga Instructor

    My yoga journey began more than a decade ago, but turned into a consistent practice six years ago when I injured my lower back. Through regular yoga practice I was finally able to stop taking medication and live a pain … Continue reading

  • Andrea Walker

    Yoga Instructor

    As a child I moved every three years, at first I hated the changes, the disruption, being new, being different… but as I got older I realized what a gift it was to be able to grow and adapt to … Continue reading

  • Rebecca Jansen

    Yoga Instructor

    “After practicing yoga for over 9 years, in 2012 I decided to take the leap and enroll in a 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training where I absolutely fell in love! I discovered yoga was so much more than a sequence … Continue reading

  • Charlene Smith

    Yoga Instructor

    My journey with yoga began during my hectic university career. I was spreading myself thin and as a result found my health to take the back burner. But as I now know, your body will whisper to you, and if … Continue reading

  • Tamie-Ann Langevin

    Yoga Instructor

    For the past 22 years, Tamie-Ann has found a sanctuary of peace on her yoga mat. It all began with breath and posture lessons in her aunt’s living room as a teenager. Later, she took registered classes at university, studied … Continue reading

  • Shelley Budinski

    Yoga Instructor

    My yoga journey started five years ago when a friend asked if I would join her at a yoga class. Little did I know at the time, how much that first class would begin to transform my life. I experienced … Continue reading

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