Susan has recently moved to Salt Spring Island from North Vancouver. A certified Iyengar yoga teacher with over thirty-five years teaching experience, Susan has studied directly with B.K.S. Iyengar in India, Canada, and the US and more recently with Geeta Iyengar in Canada, and continues to study with Canadian and International teachers. She has been invited to teach at Iyengar Yoga Conferences in Canada and the US, and was guest yoga teacher for five summers at the International Voice Intensive at Simon Fraser University. Susan co-directed Yoga Moves Studio in North Vancouver for twelve years and more recently has taught at Driftwood Dance Studio in North Vancouver.
Susan has also studied with master teachers Aadil Palkhivala, Dona Holleman, Angela Farmer and Victor VanKooten whose roots are embedded in the Iyengar system of yoga but who have creatively formed their own unique branch of yoga.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from U.B.C. (major piano) and completed part-time studies in social work (U.B.C.) which brings to her teaching an understanding of effective flow and sequencing and a sensitivity to supporting others in making yoga accessible to all ages and abilities. Her interest in Buddhism brings depth, clarity, and inspiration to her teaching and to her students.
Susan will be offering classes and workshops on Salt Spring Island starting January, 2017.
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With her clear and insightful teaching, Sarah hopes to ignite the passion for yoga in others so they too may experience its transformative qualities. Ever a student, she has been practising Iyengar Yoga since 1983 and has taught for over 20 yrs. She attends workshops regularly with Canadian and international teachers and has been fortunate to attend classes with the Iyengars in Pune, India and Canada. Sarah co-directed the Yoga Moves studio in North Van. for 12 years. She currently teaches out of Driftwood Dance Studio in North Van., OM Prem Studio in West Van., and the Yoga Loft on Bowen Island. Sarah lives at Belterra, the co-housing community on beautiful Bowen Island.
Sarah can be reached at 604-916-8147 or or .
From the first yoga class Janice attended at a YWCA in Winnipeg in 1974, she immediately became aware of how much stress she held in her body and the need to breathe more deeply. The release provided by the breath work along with the asanas was the hook that put her on the yoga journey. When she moved to Vancouver in 1979 she studied regularly with local and international Iyengar yoga teaches while working full-time for IBM. After retiring, she continued to study with Sarah Godfrey and Brad Waites and began teacher training. In 2015 she completed her 500-hour teacher training with Aadil Palkivala at the College of Purna Yoga (Iyengar lineage, alignment-based yoga) in Bellevue, Washington. Although her initial interest in taking this training was to deepen her own practice, she has been enjoying teaching since 2013 and is finding that the students are wonderful teachers. The result of this journey to date is that her physical strength, flexibility, and mental health are better going into her 70’s than they were in her 20’s! In her alignment-based teaching, Janice wants to inspire active seniors to have fun with yoga while retaining their strength, flexibility, balance, and posture in order to age gracefully and live independently as long as possible.
Janice is teaching a Gentle Yoga class at Driftwood Dance Academy as well as occasionally substituting for teachers at OmPrem Studio in West Vancouver and ArtSpace in Burnaby.