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

Ken has been teaching for 5 years in the studio and has been a student of Kelly's for 15 years. He received his Iyengar Level 2 Certification March, 2012. He is looking for interested students who want to strengthen their practice or just learn more about yoga.

Ken will be teaching a new class, jumpings, flow and ropes level 1-2 on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30 P.M. Come and try out this fun new class!


Linda has been studying and practising Iyengar yoga since 2002. She is presently in the 3rd year of the teacher training program and was assessed at the Level I in October 2010.

Linda has taken many workshops and continues training with senior teachers from around the world.She offers yoga instruction as a way to encourage self-confidence and calmness of mind.

Tracy began her Iyengar Yoga journey in 2007 as a student, and achieved Introductory Level I designation as a Teacher Trainee in June 2013. Tracy teaches the Tuesday Level I class from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. You'll also find Tracy teaching at the Monday Yoga Lab sessions as she actively works toward full Intro II certification.

"I know from personal experience and direct observation that yoga is for everybody and the Iyengar method that we teach is an accessible and safe approach to learning and developing a yoga practice. I entered the Teacher Training program because I wanted to share the gift of these teachings with others."


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, a Level 2 class from noon to 1 pm on Thursdays, and a brand new Ropes and Slings class on Wednesdays from 11:00 until noon.


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 second year of teacher training and invites anyone interested in exploring the foundations of yoga to join her  Level 1 class Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30

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.