Sam Manchulenko

Sam Manchulenko

Sam is a yogi, dancer, adventurer and lover of life.  As a professional dancer she has toured and performed in musicals such as West Side Story, Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and appeared in films including Shall We Dance and Suicide Squad. She was drawn to yoga as a supplement to her dance training and fell in love with it’s blend of breath, movement and meditation.

Sam’s playful, open approach to life comes across in her classes. She completed her 500 hr Moksha Yoga training in India, then went on to train with Shiva Rea in LA completing her Fluid Vinyasa, Chakra Vinyasa and Trance Dance trainings. She also completed part two of the Ashtanga-inspired One Yoga Teacher training,  the 200 hr Anusara Immersion, Restorative Yoga Training  and Off the Mat’s Leadership Training with Seane Corn before finding her teacher Sri Dharma Mittra.  Sam now spends much of her time in NY studying with Sri Dharma and has completed his 500 hr and 800 hr Life of a Yogi Teacher Training programs. 

Sam is the creator of the Lifestyle Pass, a passport which encourages and supports healthy living in Winnipeg. In 2011, the Lifestyle Pass raised $15,000 for Free the Children’s Adopt a Village program in Kenya.

Her interest in supporting human development inspired her to pursue studies with the Enneagram Institute in NY, Vipassana meditation, Healing Touch and Reiki courses. Sam loves traveling and learning from different cultures. She has spent time in Africa, teaching yoga in Morocco and volunteering in Ghana; explored meditation in SE Asia; studied flamenco dance in Spain; whirled with the dervishes in Istanbul; and served as a karma yogi at the Sivananda ashram in the Bahamas. Sam is passionate about living life to the fullest with a joyful heart and inspiring others to do the same.

"If you open your heart and become like a child, you will always be blissful, always content." ~ Sri Dharma Mittra