When I first came to the studio (back then it was Bikram Yoga Comox Valley) in 2010, I had only ever taken a couple hatha yoga classes at the rec centre. After my first class, besides being completely exhausted and sweaty, I was hooked– I bought a one year membership the very next day.
As a mom of two, I was at a point in my life where I needed some time for me. I’ve also struggled with lower back issues for many years and I decided that yoga might help in my healing– and it certainly has!
Back then, I never would have guessed just how big a part of my life this studio would become. My girls have joined me in taking many classes and my youngest daughter, Avery, has grown up here. She started taking Bikram Yoga classes with me when she was 7 and is now a regular at Barre and HIIT classes. I’ve now been working at The Studio for more than 10 years!.
When Yin yoga classes started being offered here, I fell in love right away. What a great way to get deeper into my body, healing from the inside out. I love the slower pace and mindfulness of the practice. With a busy work and personal life, this practice is exactly what I needed to help me slow down. In the summer of 2019 I received my Yin teaching certification and as I get closer to being an empty nester, my future goal is to add more yoga training to my life!
I love the welcoming atmosphere that has been created here. The students, the teachers, all of the staff make this a great place to work and spend my “me” time.