About Us

Unlock Your Potential

What is Elements Movement?

Elements Movement calls the classic BMO building located in the Historic Townsite of Powell River home. This unique facility blends the historic building, neighborhood, and old school equipment, with the latest in proven techniques, physical methods and philosophies regarding performance, health and wellness.


Why learn at Elements Movement?

Our perspective is wide, and we teach instead of instruct. We harness the best techniques from a variety of disciplines and methods to deliver what works. We lead from the front, practice what we preach and stand shoulder to shoulder with every unique student.


What makes Elements Movement different?

Our approach is quality first, establishing a foundation for each student so their journey at Elements is safe, effective and allows for progressions and advancement. It’s easy to see that a house built on a foundation of sand won’t work. We help students in establishing a foundation of proper movement patterns, range of motion, baseline strength and body wisdom. To progress towards your goals and have them be sustainable and solid instead of falling through your fingertips like a handful of sand.


What do we appreciate in the members of Elements Movement?


The willingness to embrace ‘beginners mind’.

To support and be supported by the ‘tribe’ of the studio.

To develop a relationship with your body, listening for signs of too much or not enough.

A commitment to yourself.

And most importantly… embrace the silliness, fun, weird and joy that is life as a Human Being.

Andrew Dow

Andrew is a passionate student and teacher of the body and mind. His journey has led him to numerous disciplines from many inspiring teachers.

He is a lead facilitator at SomaSpirit Yoga Teacher Training, a Medical Qi-Gong Therapist and is an Integral Master Coach. He spends his time on the land messing around with the tractor and playing with his young family enjoying this beautiful part of the world.

Andrew teaches classes as well as private sessions and workshops here at Elements.

Melissa Dow

Melissa (sister of Andrew) is inspired by our ability to feel greater vitality and connection to our body’s through movement, breath work & self-reflection.

She is a registered 200hr yoga teacher, prenatal yoga teacher and wellness counsellor. She is passionate about weaving these modalities together so we can feel more at home in body and mind. She has facilitated for youth groups, women’s events and addiction centres as well as one on one.

Melissa moved to Powell River with her partner in 2016 and has been falling more in love with this coastal town every day. When not rolling around on her mat, she’s getting nerdy about herbal medicine, creating art & exploring this beautiful piece of the planet.



Jean-Francios Corbeil

JF first experienced yoga in Whistler 14 years ago through Jivamukti Yoga and this style really set the tone for his practice since. He finds love, balance and liberation through the practices of yoga and qigong. Where body mind and spirit align themselves with movement, breath and meditation. Recently obtained his 200hrs RYT through SomaSpirit here at Elements Studio. His goal is to make yoga accessible, to teach the many different layers of the practice and to help people come back to their body, to breath and to support their health journey wherever they are in their life.  Being a chef most of his career, being at service to others is central to his being. In his spare time, JF enjoys helping blueberry farms in town, swimming, and time at home with family. Originally from Montreal, JF is happily calling this town home after 12 years here and excited for many more to come!

Leyna Roenspies

Leyna is a perpetual student of life who seeks to enjoy all that being present can bring.
Yoga has been a central part of her life through a variety of athletic, creative and professional pursuits.  She’s practiced a variety of yogic modalities in various locations for nearly 20 years culminating in receipt of her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.  She provides a warm and friendly alignment focused practice with plenty of modifications, humor and curiosity in each of her classes. 
When she’s not practicing yoga, she enjoys the many outdoor activities Powell River has to offer.

Terri Cramb

Terri’s been involved in some aspect of healthy living for most of her life. From a young age she was always on the move and a fitness career seemed like a natural path to follow. 

She started out as more of a mover & a shaker, channeling her copious amounts of energy into more intense activities like Bootcamp & other high-energy fitness classes. After 30 years of focusing mainly on fitness she came to yoga seeking balance to the rigors of physical activity and daily life. ‘If my health journey is smorgasbord, my yoga practice is the dessert. 

It is a healing practice that allows me to stretch over-used muscles, strengthen under-used areas of my body, quiet my busy, busy mind and experience a greater awareness of my Self, physically, mentally, and soulfully.’

Terri draws on her experience as a BCRPA Fitness Leader & Weight Trainer, RYT200 Yoga Teacher and IIN Health Coach to create classes that offer a balance of movement & mobility, strength & stretch, breath & awareness, effort & ease. Terri’s classes offer a warm and welcoming space that meets you where you’re at.


David Southall

David has been one of the most dedicated students and familiar faces at Elements Movement since 2019. His yoga and movement journey brought him to completing his 200-hour yoga teacher training with SomaSpirt Yoga in 2023. 2 weeks later, he was teaching and hasn’t stopped since!

Originally from the UK, and with a thriving career as an accountant, movement has been a huge part of David’s life. Always quick with cheeky and cheesy jokes, David brings an inspiring and lighthearted approach to his classes. He challenges students with flowing movements and longer pose holds, but always balanced with some rest and relaxation.

When he’s not teaching, he’s working with clients, meditating in the sauna, crafting some amazing food, and listening to Andy’s crazy theories in 32 Lakes.