Yoga

Coaching Staff
Nicola Cusi

Dynamic Movement Yoga

Dynamic Yoga is based on the classic Yoga poses combined with core strengthening exercises, dynamic movement that focuses on deep breathing and increasing body awareness and mindfulness. The mix of strength and flexibility exercises makes it a well balanced workout that can be adjusted to every fitness level.

Yoga

Yoga is a great non-competitive alternative to other sport activities and can enhance athletic performance and academic achievement through conscious breathing, mindfulness, relaxation and focusing techniques as well as helping students with recovering injuries to get back into training.

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Jill Fougner

B.A (University of Victoria) Head of Volleyball, Soccer

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Jill Fougner competed in a wide variety of sports as a child. Her teenage years were divided busily between softball and volleyball. Ms. Fougner was a member of the BC championship teams and was a member of the BC volleyball team for four years. At the age of 18, she was selected to join Canada's national volleyball team; shortly after she re-located to the national training centre in Ottawa, she represented her nation in the 1982 World Volleyball championships in Peru. After playing for the national team, Ms. Fougner competed for the University of Victoria where she was named to the Inter-University Athletic Unions All-Canadian team four times. She was also named best setter at the 1989 national championships. Upon graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in psychology, Ms. Fougner moved to Australia to play professional beach volleyball. Her retirement from this immodestly clad sport brought her home to Victoria where she led the coaching staff of University of Victoria varsity volleyball programme for seven years. Ms. Fougner joined the Brentwood coaching staff in 2000, and became Assistant Houseparent of Gwynneth House, now Allard, in 2001. She is currently the head of the volleyball programme. Along with her assistant coach, Mike Minckler, Ms. Fougner coached the Brentwood senior girls volleyball team to back-to-back provincial championship titles in 2006 and 2007. She was the assistant coach for Team BC in 2007 which won the gold medal at the Western Canada Games and was named volleyball coach of the year for Vancouver Island (2006-2007). Ms. Fougner and her husband Paul have two children.

Neil Robinson

B.A., B,.Ed., M.A. (Calgary) Head of Social Studies, Global Studies, Volleyball, Golf.

Having grown up in the mountains of eastern British Columbia without much television to speak of, Mr. Robinson is drawn to the great outdoors at every opportunity. After completing high school he ventured to the University of Calgary to complete several degrees including his Master's Degree which was focused in the area of gifted and talented learning. He has a passion for all things athletic and particularly enjoys golf, soccer, volleyball, and hockey. A teacher of eleven years in Calgary and three here at Brentwood, Mr. Robinson's passions can be found in human rights, volunteerism, and travel. In a perfect world, he'd like to do all three at the same time. It comes as no surprise then, that he is excited to lead Brentwood's inaugural Service Learning trip to Peru during this year's spring break and to grow our relationship with Mosqoy, a non-profit organization that focuses its resources in promoting the success of marginalized indigenous peoples from the Sacred Valley.

Jordan Warner

Jordan Warner

B.Sc., B.Ed. (University of Manitoba), Mathematics, Basketball, Volleyball

Growing up in Roblin, Manitoba, Jordan Warner played a variety of sports in his youth, with his main focus on hockey and baseball. After graduating from high school as one of the top scholar/athletes in Manitoba, he obtained both his Bachelor of Science (Math and Physics) and Bachelor of Education with distinction from the University of Manitoba. It was during this time that he met his future wife. After a summer of teaching kindergarten in Thailand, Mr. Warner and his wife came to Brentwood to teach mathematics and coach basketball. A former assistant houseparent of Rogers House, Mr. Warner currently lives with his wife in Alexandra House.

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