Our Teachers

The dedicated staff at KaliYoga  are a big part of why we have become such a well-recognized Yoga Studio. Their commitment, drive and passion are at the forefront of all that they do. Meet some of our team members below.


Carol Clausen

Nicola Cusi

Yoga Instructor

Founder & Owner of

KaliYoga Studio

Begin your day focusing on movement with breath. Create space in the body which permits increased energy flow. Feel the calm sense of clarity that practising yoga gives you. Gently push yourself to the edge of your practice wherever that might be and most of all, enjoy!

Carol strives to teach a class that is safe, focusing on modifications necessary for building strength, flexibility, alignment, and balance.

She has taught school for 30 years, dance for 10 years and yoga for 3 years.

Born in Austria, Nicola has lived  in Austria, Sweden,  France and Canada.

After a one year travel through North and Central America she settled on beautiful Vancouver Island were she continued teaching Yoga and practicing  herbal medicine.

In September 2009 she founded “KaliYoga” in the heart of Shawnigan Lake, BC.
In addition, Nicola  offers her services in the community to local schools, nursing homes, and health centers.

Her Yoga background comes from over 30 years of practicing, studying,  and teaching of Hatha Yoga, Flow Yoga, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga, AcroYoga, Somatics, Biomechanics, Pilates and Barre.