Hannah Devries, Instructor

Hannah's yoga practice began at the age of 13, when she was diagnosed with Scoliosis. Pushing herself to become a more active teenager, she chose spinal fusion surgery.  After months of healing she discovered that Yoga and Physiotherapy were helping her outgrow her stiffness and stress in her spine the most. It was remarkable how much strength yoga began to award her with, physically and mentally. After months of yoga, her spine was suddenly painless.

I honestly thought I would never feel this way again in my body. Yoga had turned me into a sparkly grateful ball of magic!

Hannah also struggled with anxiety and when she graduated from high school she felt lost, and unlike herself. She wasn't sure what she wanted to do with her life and felt overwhelmed as though it had to be decided now. Through her yoga practice she became aware that mindfulness and being in the present had given her the strength and confidence she had within. These gifts gave her the courage to teach yoga, and make her favourite past time into an every day career for herself. Ever since, she has been following her heart first, even when it scares her the most.

Although anxiety is still something I carry with me every day, I am grateful to it in some ways, maybe this hardship in my journey is to be shared with others through yoga, meditation, and the beautiful connection of breath and body. I adore my yoga tribe and having students, friends and colleagues share their experiences with me! I believe we all learn something from every single person we meet on our path. I hope to help others feel happy in their own skin, and comfortable with their future, even if they don’t quite know yet where their journey is taking them. You are not alone, believe and trust in the process. 

Hannah's brings- self love, compassion, acceptance, humour mixed with challenge in her classes at Haven. If you come to her class she will encourage you to smile in whichever asana posture you least want to! The more often we smile, the happier our soul's are going to feel! Love and Namasté -Hannah

  • 200 Hour Yoga Certification with Yoga Alliance - 2015