Instructors & Facilitators

Regular Classs and Workshop Instructors

Chevayo Roddick

Chevayo’s  love of yoga began with her first class at age 17. Yoga and the philosophy has guided her life ever since and continues to nurture her soul journey.

Chevayo has 200 Hatha Heart RYT (Nelson BC) , 200 RYT Vinyasa Yoga (Tulum, Mexico). And continuing education in Anusara yoga alignment and Trauma informed yoga. She is a certified Sound Healer and Wilderness first aid attendant. She teaches weekly classes and workshops for festivals and currently facilitates regular yoga retreats at the For-Rest Retreat Center.

With an upbeat energy, she encourages students to develop an inner awareness of body alignment and breath during their practice in order to build a safe and strong yoga foundation.

Chevayo’ s  offerings are intertwined with her diverse gifts, her unique off -grid upbringing and inspired by her love for the earth and all beings. Chevayo is passionate about helping people feel grounded and reconnected to their hearts. She hopes that her classes will bring you back home to yourself, help you feel the oneness of all things and reignite your love to move, breath and live a wild and playful life.

Chevayo lives in the mountains of Ymir BC with her partner, daughter and animals. She enjoys beekeeping, adventures in nature, dancing, traveling, playing music and connecting with friends and community.

chevayo’s offerings at for-rest retreat

Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Tuesday Mornings: 8:30-9:45
I believe we all posses the ability to heal. Through movement and awareness of the body, we can learn to release what isn’t serving us and create freedom and space for the transformation and abundance we all deserve in our lives.

This class helps students build a solid foundation with a dynamic approach to yoga. Weaving through breath work, vinyasa flow and traditional hatha poses students will be playfully challenged while held in a safe and loving sacred space.

Yin Flow & Soundbath, Tuesday Evenings: 6:00-7:15

Focus on deep release, meditation and breath, and end with sound healing shavasana.

Modifications are offered and all levels, ages and genders are welcomed!
Come and vibe with me on the mat!

Drop-In available for $20
To sign up for a session or find out more, email:

Other Offerings

Soul Session Facilitation and Yoga Workshops

Soul Sessions founder and facilitator. Chevayo offers yoga classes customized to the group’s needs and abilities including, hatha, vinyasa, Anusara, Yin and the option of a black light glow party yoga or a sound bath.

Chevayo is wilderness first aid certified and leads nature explorations.

lila rasa brown

A Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in BC, as well as a practicing Evolutionary Astrologer and yoga teacher for over 20 years, Lila is dedicated to the well-being of her clients on every level. She loves weaving together the esoteric with the modern to facilitate experiences of alchemy that create conscious embodied living. One of her great joys is to guide people into a space of true transformation, encouraging them to discover, honor, and gracefully reveal their most authentic nature through the practices of Chinese Medicine, Evolutionary Astrology, yoga & meditation, so they feel empowered to live from this inspired place in the world.

lila’s offerings at for-rest retreat

Wednesday Night Yoga 6:00 – 8:00pm

Evolution Yoga is an opportunity for students to expand their horizons of the rich tradition of Yoga through immersion in its practice, study, and community. Classes are based on a non-dual yogic philosophy & the foundations of evolutionary astrology that are woven into each session in practical ways, empowering students to live more fully from their innermost nature and giving them access to their own inherent wisdom and truth. This playful and sometimes challenging yoga series will take practitioners on a journey into their potential and invite them to connect with their breath while expanding their awareness to greet life’s infinite possibilities with grace and openness. Participants will explore skillful action and alignment in yoga asanas or postures, as well as practice some pranayama or breath work, and meditation. Each class will include a centering, warm-ups, standing postures, and basic hip-openers, while moving into foundational heart-opening postures, inversions, and seated forward folds and twists. Prepare to sweat, laugh, and create equanimity from the inside out!
To sign up for Lila’s Yoga Series, email LILARASA@GMAIL.COM

Other Offerings

Soul Session Workshops

Lila’s diverse skill set is perfect for a Soul Session Workshop for yoga, partner yoga, Evolutionary Astrology and more!

Emily Jamieson

Emily has had the good fortune of participating in dance classes of various styles for most of her life and is so blessed now to share some of the fun with her community ❤

She feels that music and movement together are some of the most beautiful expressions of life that can transcend so many of the hardships of human experience and remind us of the infinite joy and light within and all around us. Also, that dancing is one of the most fun ways to stay fit in mind and body!

emily’s offerings at for-rest retreat

Monday Night Adult Ballet 6:00 – 7:00pm

Emily leads a fun and beginner friendly ballet barre series that is a perfect introduction to different ballet positions along with some pilates moves for strengthening your core.

Monday Night Adult Dance Mix: 7:00 – 8:00pm

Emily leads the class through a variety of playful dance moves to upbeat music, including Hiphop, Dance Hall, House, Shuffles and much more!Thursday Morning Adult Ballet 9:30 – 10:30am

Emily leads a fun and beginner friendly ballet barre series that is a perfect introduction to different ballet positions along with some pilates moves for strengthening your core.

Other Offerings

Soul Session Workshops

Emily offers custom dance workshops tailored to your group.

To sign up for Emily’s Dance classes, please email . Emily also offers drop-ins to her classes.

Jayne Karma Lamo

Jayne Karma Lamo is a long time multi-instrumentalist and sound healing practitioner living in Salmo.    Jayne specializes in creating one of a kind, original 60-90 minute sound journeys to nourish the body, mind and spirit – leaving you feeling relaxed, recharged & rejuvenated!

Jayne’s offerings at For-rest Retreat

Sound Immersions

Jayne’s sound immersion experiences involve her ethereal soul singing, mantra, guided meditation, and composition of completely original backing tracks to accompany live performances on multiple powerful instruments including:

  • Crystal singing bowls
  • Gongs
  • Cedar flute
  • Steel tongue drum
  • Harmonium
  • Guitar & mandolin
  • Chimes & Bells
  • Hand drums, rattles & various percussion

Each sound journey has a unique healing theme, including Chakra tuning, the healing Solfeggios Frequencies, balancing the Four Elements, and more.  Jayne also creates unique experiences around seasonal portals and events, including medicine songs and sing-alongs.

Other Offerings

Soul Session Workshops & Private Events

Jayne is available for private group bookings for a minimum flat rate, as an add-on to certain For-Rest retreat packages, or at her monthly sound immersion events generally occurring on the first Friday of the month.  You can subscribe to her events here:

Jayne is also available as a performing artist for your event, drawing from multiple albums worth of original, 90’s inspired dreamy alt-rock material.  She often performs using a looper, and can bring a backing band with her with enough advanced notice.  Jayne also creatively performs a wide array of covers, sourcing her choices largely from the 80’s and 90’s alternative music scene.  You can find her original releases on Spotify, BandCamp, and most other places you can stream music.

dana sauve

Dana Sauvé

Dana Sauvé began her ballet training in the Vaganova Method, at the age of 3, at the Cristina Pora Classical Dance Academy in Oakville, ON where she was trained by former Ballerinas Cristina Pora and Shirley Tetreau. There she was also introduced to modern dance by Michelle Ferguson.

Sauvé studied for a summer with The National Ballet School. She then transferred to study the Cecchetti Method of ballet with Sheona Bell at Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance (SBAD), where she achieved her Advanced 1 examination certificate. Training at SBAD in the competitive stream of ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop allowed Sauvé to work with teachers and choreographers such as Michelle Nicholson (Freiberger), Rachel Parnaby, and Mindy Conto. Sauvé attended Cawthra Park Secondary School, Regional Arts High school where she majored in dance under the direction of Fanny Ghorayeb. As an alumni of Repertoire, the traveling dance company of Cawthra, Sauvé traveled and performed in the Greater Toronto Area, New York City and Orlando Florida, including Disney World. While dancing in Repertoire, Sauvé worked with Kristen Carcone, Nicholas Villeneuve, Scott McCabe, David Norsworthy, Belinda McGuire and many other talented artists.

Sauvé graduated with honours from York University with a BFA in Dance and her Bachelor of Education. Post graduation, Sauvé traveled Europe for three months to train in styles such as counter-point technique. After returning, she taught ballet, jazz, and contemporary at Sean Boutilier Academy of dance for two years. For the past six years, she has taught ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop and lyrical at Kootenay DanceWorks (KDW) under Renee Salsicciolis’s direction. Now Sauvé looks to expand the horizon of KDW and reach out to young artists in the Salmo area fostering creative experimentation and artistic excellence.

Dana’s offerings at for-rest retreat

Evening ballet for kids
Classes will begin again in the fall
To sign up, email

Amanda ing

Amanda has been a student of alternative healing methods since the turn of the century. she’s studied nutritional healing in Halifax, owned and operated a hot yoga studio/wellness centre in Winnipeg for more than 5 years, taught yoga, reflexology and facilitated Gong sound baths in public schools in the East Kootenays, studied and taught Qi Gong, and is a recent addition to the wonderful community of Salmo, having moved here with my family this past summer.

amanda’s offerings at for-rest retreat

Soul Session Workshops

Amanda offers Quigong, Gong baths, Hot yoga and more as an additional to our Custom Soul Sessions