We Are Define.

Curran Watts


Curran has been teaching Yoga and meditation since 2009. Initially studied in north India, Curran builds on a rich tradition of Hatha and Raja Yoga, emphasizing the power of Yoga as self inquiry and critical thinking. Prior to teaching, Curran worked in the commercial sector in project management and business development. He also holds and Honours Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Victoria, and a certificate in film studies from Vancouver Film School. In 2011, Curran founded Define Yoga School with his wife, Lisa Whitford. Since that time he has taught numerous teacher trainings, workshops and classes in various aspects of Yoga, meditation and philosophy. He currently oversees program development for Define Yoga, and has written and designed the 200HR Yoga Teacher Training curriculum and manual, and the 50HR Meditation Teacher Training curriculum and manual. Curran is also Director of Teaching at Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre, where he teaches regularly, in conjunction with providing leadership and mentoring to the teaching staff.

Lisa Whitford


Lisa has been teaching yoga for 15 years. In 2000 she completed her Bikram Yoga Training in Los Angeles, California and has since completed many workshops in a variety of styles and traditions, both in Canada and the US. Lisa passes forward to her students the simple truths of Yoga practice, shifting attention away from force and towards the joy of the body in the present moment, as one would any creative endeavour. Lisa has long cherished the spirit of entrepreneurialship, beginning in 2005 when she opened Mosaico Designs Inc. - an interior design firm specializing in mosaic tile design and installations. In 2008, she co-opened Moksha Yoga Calgary, mentoring that studio to early commercial and financial success. For the past 6 years Lisa has refocused her energy on teaching, specializing in the leading and facilitating of Define Yoga teacher trainings. Lisa is also a certified Doula and she offers classes in natural birthing with Graceful Birth Inc.

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"Participating in Define Yoga’s silent meditation retreat in Golden, BC was one of those life defining experiences. Set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, in a quiet place surrounded by nature, one could not help but reflect and take it all in. Although the retreat was silent, Curran and Lisa held fantastic space for the group over the course of the long weekend. Well organized and inspirational you guys, I will be back!"