Alix Dunham

is the leader of North Vancouver’s Pink Petal Ballet where she has taught 300+ girls (and boys) a week for the last 19 years. She saw a need for Grit after witnessing her own kids’ generation struggle with anxiety-related issues and recognizing that these kids need some tools to help make it through.  


Her strength is being able to talk to youth as peers and have open and frank discussions with them about what is happening in their lives.


Alix is a certifier Meditation Teacher and her background in teaching, in meditation, in yoga and in parenting gives her a unique skill-set to make the program inclusive, educational and lots of fun.


Asha Diaz has been working with girls for over 10 years and is excited to expand her knowledge on exactly what it means to be an authentic girl in the 21st century.


After completing her yoga teacher certification in 2015, she’s been a big inspiration for the Grit curriculum, and leads it with passion, understanding, and empathy. She understands going through the fire with mental illness and will stop at nothing until young people are heard and taken seriously. She believes in the movement and the positive ways in which youth can effect the world. 

Asha is also currently completing her Meditation Teacher Training.