Welcome to Bend Over Backwards!

We are located in the Old City Quarter of Nanaimo at Wesley Square
#106-335 Wesley St.

Bend Over Backwards is a yoga studio located in the Old City area of Nanaimo. We offer yoga classes & workshops to all ages and abilities. 

Through this website you can learn about Iyengar Yoga, meet our instructors, find some of Kelly's mindful living articles and also listen to the archive of Kelly's radio shows from CHLY. 

Contact us to find out more about getting your foot in the door. 

home-bullets-1.jpgYoga in the Iyengar tradition. 
For all levels including those with physical limitations.

home-bullets-2.jpgHighly skilled teachers. 
Iyengar Yoga teachers train for over 1000 hours before certification.

home-bullets-3.jpgNanaimo's longest-running Yoga studio. 
Rooted in the ancient yogic teachings.

home-bullets-4.jpgDriven by social justice. 
From monthly by-donation Peace Practices to 150+ free yoga podcasts, we're taking yoga off the mat.

Latest News & classes

Yoga for the Wise Woman Years

Join Teresa in this 8-week yoga series that will address the most common complaints of post-menopause to help bring a sense of well-being, usefulness, and joy.

Starting Jan 3; Tuesdays @ 9-10:15AM
Classes will be held online (ZOOM); $112 pp
Email teresa@teresastanleyyoga.com to register

Welcome Angelina McNamee

Angelina was first introduced to yoga in primary school and remembers practising backbends in her bedroom as a teenager. As a young adult, she embraced yoga because of the immediate beneficial effect she noticed it had on her physical and mental health.

She completed her first yoga teacher training program in South India in 1999. Since then, she’s taught countless classes in various styles while continuing her yoga studies with experienced teachers at home and around the world.

Angelina holds a Masters degree in Education and is inspired by a love of languages, art, music, gardening, and the great outdoors.

Angelina will be teaching
Tuesday Gentle All Levels Class 3:30-4:30 pm
in January.

Coming in January: 2 Special 4-Week Sessions with Deanne Orrell

De has been a dedicated Iyengar Yoga practitioner since 2003 and has been teaching at Bend Over Backwards Yoga as a fully certified Iyengar yoga teacher since 2018. For De Yoga has been an ongoing journey that has brought both her personal and professional growth as well as improved health. De brings a fun and energetic approach to practice.

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga - LEVEL 1 CLASS
Saturday 9 – 10 am
This 4-week series begins Jan 21, 2023

This class is for you if you are a beginner to Yoga or coming back after a long period of absence from yoga, or perhaps you are new to Iyengar Yoga.

Deepen Your Practice - LEVEL 2,3 CLASS
Saturday 2 to 4 pm
This 4-week series begins Jan 21, 2023

This class is designed for a deeper experience through a longer practice session. Explore ways to further develop postures including inversions and backbends. For students with previous yoga experience required.