Yoga Wellness

The Therapeutic Choice

About Edie Cassady

"My promise is to provide a space where people connect to the body and mind, as well as a place where they can softly connect to their spiritual selves. Therapeutic yoga practice goes beyond the physical - it provides an environment for people to transform at deeper levels of their being."

Edie Cassady, IAYT, E-R.Y.T., is the founder of Yoga Wellness. She has been teaching and studying the therapeutic aspects of yoga since 1998. In 2016, she achieved accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is an experienced yoga therapist with accreditation from the American Viniyoga Institute.

Along with a heartfelt passion for yoga therapy, Edie brings extensive education and years of experience, and a wide knowledge of many different yoga disciplines to her students and therapy clients. She has applied her expertise to the design of yoga for every body, including classes with a therapeutic focus, for neurological conditions and diseases, for the plus-size student, meditation and more. Her plus-size class is the only yoga program recommended by Alberta Health Services' Weight-Wise program.

Edie continually practices and studies the ancient teachings and western healing philosophy. Her teachings have been inspired by the lineages of Sri T. Krishnamacharya (Vini/Vinyasa), Masahiro Oki (Okido, Kyoto and Shiatsu), Taoist yoga (Yin/Yang), Kundalini and anatomy for movement.

Education, Accreditations And Associations

  • Certified Yoga Teacher 1000 Hour - Yoga Association of Alberta 2021
  • Physiology for Cancer - Thrive Health Services 50 Hour 2021
  • Certified Yoga Therapist - International Association of Yoga Therapists 2016
  • Yoga for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction & PTSD, Dr. A. Mohan 2015
  • iRest Yoga Nidra, Anne Douglas 2015
  • Registered Yoga Therapist Accreditation, American Viniyoga Institute 2011
  • Certified Senior Teacher - Yoga Association of Alberta 2011
  • Affiliation – Alberta MS Society 2011
  • Member - International Association of Yoga Therapist 2010
  • Certified Teacher Accreditation - Yoga Association of Alberta 2008
  • Member - Alberta Health Services Weight-Wise Program 2008
  • Member - Alberta Yoga Association 2000
  • Certified Teacher Accreditation, Khattab School of Yoga 1998