About Us

Vision Statement

To provide a community service by offering yoga classes to anyone regardless of age, ability, gender. gender orientation, race or income.

To offer respect, encouragement and support to every student.

To maintain integrity in the yoga poses as well as in business practices.

To be students first so that our knowledge of yoga continues to develop.

Our yoga instructors

Tracy is a Certified Introductory Level II Iyengar Yoga Teacher.  At this level, teachers are able to deal with common problems (e.g. knee and back issues) plus pregnancy and women’s cycle issues.   Now, retired from her 33 year career with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Tracy has more time to enjoy her practice and teaching.  “I have reaped so many benefits personally from this practice and I enjoy sharing the teachings with the students that attend my classes.”

Tracy teaches the Tuesday and Thursday Level I class from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, the noon to 1 pm class on Tuesday for all levels, and the new Introductio to Yoga class on Monday nights from 6:15 to 7:15. You'll also find Tracy teaching at the Sunday Yoga Lab sessions.


The study and practice of yoga has improved Missi's life on many levels. It is fun and interesting. Join her to explore! You are never too old or too stiff to begin.

Missi is a Level 2 Iyengar yoga teacher with a background in skating and teaching. She is the mother of 5 children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.

Missi teaches the 55+ all levels class on Monday from 11:00 am to noon, the Cancer Recovery class Wednesday 9:00 to 10:30 am with Dori, and a Level 2 class from noon to 1 pm on Thursday.


Dori has enjoyed yoga practice and philosophy for many years. It is an anchor in her life. She assists in the Cancer Recovery Class, on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:30 am, where yoga creates the basis for a practical, compassionate refuge. It is a special group of people within our wonderful yoga community.


Mary-Ellen is entering her third year of teacher training and invites anyone interested in exploring the foundations of yoga to join her  Level 1 class Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:45.

Mary-Ellen'syoga journey began in 2007 . Within months she found herself fascinated with the inner personal challenge of  learning to connect with her body from the inside out. The rewards of increased flexibility, lifted spirits and a warm community of support continue to fuel her committment to Iyengar yoga.


Kelly has been studying and teaching in the Iyengar tradition for more than 20 years - 15 of them in Nanaimo. She finds inspiration in social justice, community building and from her students.

Kelly is certified at the Intermediate Level which allows for teacher-mentoring and assistance with physical problems.

Listen to Kelly's free yoga podcasts at www.chly.ca/yogapodcast

Check the schedule for her classes.


Where we are located

Classes are located in Kelly's studio at 135 Machleary St. in Nanaimo, BC.There is plenty of free parking on Machleary St. and the studio can be accessed from the street or from the rear alleyway. Please park on the Park-side of Machleary to respect our neighbour's parking needs.