Our Team

We are proud to be able to off you all our classes and SUP adventures with an incredible team of people.

We have very talented and highly skilled people on our team who offer experiences you will remember. Whether you’re looking for a chill yoga session or a SUP adventure tour, our team will give you an experience to remember.

Just Add Water Yoga and Stand Up Paddle Vancouver team

Stand Up Paddle Vancouver Instructors

Kristy Wright Schell

Kristy Wright Schell

Owner Just Add Water Yoga & Stand Up Paddle Vancouver

Kristy offers her students the ability to SEE, Breathe and Feel through newfound awareness. Her goals include ensuring YOU leave having learned something.

She has spent the past couple of years focused on personal goals training and competing for Team Canada and knows that it’s never too late to create the life you want. She is open to sharing all parts of her own journey from loss, to injuries to great accomplishments she is ready to share her tools with you.

When not in the studio you’ll find Kristy likely on or in the ocean… Water is her element and her greatest teacher; creating on water programming is key to her personal growth and learning. Join her on the mat or off for an adventure that will most certainly include Water. Every day is an opportunity…

Kristy is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, a Stand Up Paddle Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada and the owner of Just Add Water Yoga Ltd. @supyogakristy @supvancouver @justaddwateryoga

Tobey Booker

Tobey Booker

SUP Instructor / Guide

Tobey grew up in Vancouver BC and can now be found in White Rock. She spends lots of time with her two children, husband and dog enjoying the beautiful coastal bliss of BC.

Her career on the water began in 2012 with Paddle Canada’s Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor training and soon after that, she completed her Yoga Teachers Training in Kelowna BC at Trinity Yoga Centre. Connecting with Kristy through SUP Vancouver introduced SUP Yoga as a terrific addition to her personal practice and teaching skill set.

Time with Tobey on the water is full of smiles and a love for connecting with each other in an all-encompassing practice. All levels will enjoy Tobey’s classes feeling energized, encouraged and inspired. Yoga Instructor (200H), Mindful Rest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Facilitator, Paddle Canada Certified Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Instructor, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist.

Just Add Water Yoga Instructors

Karla Holman

Karla Holman

Yoga Instructor

Yoga, the practice of self-discovery. Every practice, every pose we have the opportunity to learn a little bit more about ourselves. To practice self-love. Yoga helps me feel grounded and gives me the opportunity to be with my body and breath. To land on our mats every day without judgement or expectations, simply show up. I want my students to be challenged and play. Maybe learn a new posture….sweat a little, cry, laugh at how serious we can sometimes be, listen to some funky tunes and simply let go. I’m here as a guide for my students to explore, grow and shine.

I love creating new sequences, intelligently opening the body, and building pose upon pose to go a little deeper. I am continually inspired by my teachers and thankful for their wisdom, honesty and love. I am grateful to each person I have met and will meet. The universe is a never-ending source of knowledge, inspiration and happiness and I am always open to the life lessons that are being shared. I love the feeling of the sunshine on my skin, spending time in nature, family and friends, and my dog Emma! @karlaholman @love.my.essentials.

christine stoddard

christine stoddard

Yoga Instructor

christine fell in love with yoga over 20 years ago: first as a complement to her creative performance practice in dance and theatre, later as the balance to a busy career in academia and the corporate world, and finally as the ground for a way of living more in tune with our inner knowing.

christine’s approach to yoga is to build a healthy balance between strength and stability and integrate the sensing mind with the feeling body. Like a moving meditation, her classes cultivate more fluid movement, flexibility, core integrity, play and deep calm in a supportive space that honours each student’s unique presence.

christine is certified in Vijñāna yoga (Vijñāna International, 2019) classical, Ashtanga/Hatha yoga (Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, 2012), and Restorative Yoga (ThePath, 2013) and a registered E-RYT 200 teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

When not on the mat, you can find her in the forest or on the water, writing poetry inspired by nature, or snuggling at home with a good book and her sweet kitty Aurora.

Nima Padmanabhan

Nima Padmanabhan

Yoga Instructor

Nima spent her childhood years in India, immersed in the physical and philosophical realms of yogic and Ayurvedic wisdom. She discovered her lifelong passion for yoga as an adult after being exposed to traditional Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow, and pranayama as well as therapeutic yoga practices, which have been transformative for her growth. She is passionate about sharing yoga, pranayama and meditation with others to help empower their own healing journeys.

When she is not practicing yoga or at her day job as a marketing manager, you can find Nima travelling the world, enjoying B.C.’s coast, reading, and advancing her learning in the healing arts.

Flavie Pinchon

Flavie Pinchon

Yoga Instructor

Flavie studied dance professionally before pursuing it as a career. Passionate about anatomy and movement, she then trained in Pilates and more recently in Yoga. Her class emphasizes body alignment and connection to the breath, but she also strives to make it accessible to all, in a warm and non-judgmental environment where everyone can explore their own possibilities in body and mind.

She sees yoga as a practice of self-discovery that allows us to better understand ourselves and create more balance in our lives. She particularly enjoys finding her flow during practice since it gives her a greater sense of freedom and space in the body/mind. She likes sharing and teaching about it in her classes. Classes can be taught in both French and English.

Maria Largo

Maria Largo

Yoga Instructor

Maria found herself on a transformative journey of wellness and self-discovery through Yoga. She believes by nurturing ourselves on all levels, we can achieve a state of well-being that radiates from within. Her love for nature and travel infuses a unique touch to her practice, drawing inspiration from diverse landscapes to further deepen her connection to the earth.

For Maria, yoga isn’t just a practice—it’s a lifestyle that transcends the mat, encouraging all to explore their inner landscapes while connecting with the outer world. Yoga is more than just poses—it’s a path to a balanced life, a guide to self-love, and a practice of mindful living. While yoga can be a deep and introspective practice, she also believes in infusing playfulness and a touch of creativity into her classes.

Maria encourages her students to embrace their authentic selves, let go of inhibitions, and explore the freedom that comes with movement. Together, everyone creates a space where laughter and self-expression are cherished alongside the transformative power of yoga. Join Maria, as she lights up the way through the practice of Hatha/Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Nidra and Liquid Yoga, guiding you on a journey of breath, movement, and mindful living.

Wendy Issa

Wendy Issa

Yoga Instructor

Wendy was born and raised in Ecuador, where she spent most of her childhood dancing ballet and competing in swimming. After graduating from International Business School, she moved to Canada to start a new journey with a quick stop in Costa Rica for her first Teacher Training. Vancouver has been her home since 2017 after living in Ottawa for 5 years.

Wendy holds multiple certificates such as Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga, SUP Yoga, Aerial, Prenatal Yoga, and Clarity Breathwork Certificate.

Her classes will help you to move your body with great knowledge and in a pain-free way with a focus on alignment using your breath as your main tool. Wendy brings to her teachings the spiciness of her heritage and the openness of her heart while leading you in her soft voice through a body-awareness class.

Her favourite things to do: are cooking and doing calligraphy