Are you a surfin’ yogi who battles the waves in Tofino? Before you shred some waves on Vancouver Island this season, try this surf-inspired yoga sequence of poses and stretches to warm your muscles and joints. Watch the video here at yogajournal.com. Alternatively, you can click on the following photo to view the sequence.
Nude (yes naked!) yoga is becoming more popular these days. If you are they type of person who is comfortable in your birthday suit, then naked yoga might be just what you’re looking for:
Skyclad Yoga offers nude Vinyasa Flow yoga classes in Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Founded by Ron Stewart, this Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor with a 25 year dance career, has been practicing various styles of yoga since 1998. Couples classes, co-ed classes, and male-only classes are available through Skyclad Yoga – check their website for schedules. Practitioners should bring a yoga mat, water and a towel or light blanket.
Naked is natural. Face it, clothes get in the way! For those curious there is a unique freedom comparable to skinny-dipping. Skyclad Yoga allows the practitioner to better feel the subtler external and internal sensations and energies: air on skin, feet on floor, heart beating, engaged core, dropped shoulders, muscles stretch, releasing and breathing, the body expands into its kinesphere.
The Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St. (at Granville)
The Yoga Shala
1322 Broad St. (at Johnson) Buzz #27
Deer Leap Yoga
709 Pears Rd (in Metchosin)
Visit their website SkycladYoga.com for more information.
Is this a type of yoga that you would personally try? Or do you feel nude yoga too risque? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Are you interested in combining your passion for yoga with your love for surfing? Well, you are in luck! Vancouver’s Eoin Finn is offering a yoga + surf retreat happening June 16-19, 2011, in beautiful Tofino, BC.
YES retreats with Eoin Finn and Insiya Rasiwala-Finn are designed to celebrate all that this fine planet has to offer. Combine delicious food, stunning natural environments, surfing for all skill levels, and in-depth yoga. Add in nightly “blissology” discussions and the company of a great community of people and you are set for a memorable and revitalizing getaway. Expect to go deeper with your yoga practice. Yoga will consist of group sessions in a transformative flow style of practice as well as more alignment focused sessions where Eoin and Insiya will work with you individually to create a practice that benefits your needs. You will feel stronger, more flexible… laugh till your cheeks hurt… and connect with some of the most incredible people on this earth.
What an exciting time for yoga in BC! There are so many excellent yoga workshops taking place during the month of March. Yogis on Vancouver Island will be especially interested in hearing about an upcoming yoga workshop taking place in beautiful Victoria, BC: Kundalini Kriya Yoga, as taught by Yogiraj Gurunath Siddanath.
Two teachers, one from Seattle and one from Portland will be traveling to Victoria to facilitate this day long workshop. The morning will be regarding self healing techniques and the afternoon will be devoted to Kriya Yoga. Attendees have the option of participating in either the self healing workshop, or the Kriya workshop, or both.
For those unfamiliar with Kriya Yoga, it is a meditation that is of the same lineage as Parmahansa Yoganandas.
Here is more info: