Founder of Studio-be, Valerie has offered Iyengar yoga classes in Vancouver since 2001. She has practiced yoga since her teens, focusing on the study of Iyengar yoga since 1995, and its teaching since 1998. Since 2004, she has travelled to India for 5 month-long study trips to learn directly from the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, and has studied directly over years with Wende Davis, Gioia Irwin, Ingelise Nherlan, and Louie Ettling. She continues to study regularly with senior Iyengar yoga teachers. Her yoga teaching is as well informed by training as an RN, by two decades as a freelance graphic designer of books, and by meditation practice. She encourages each student to reach steadily for emotional balance, intelligent movement, and maturity through the practice of yoga, and is committed to helping students progress in a nurturing learning environment. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Studio-be has offered small-group (to ensure physical distancing), in-person studio classes (beginning fall 2020) with strict safety protocol in effect per Provincial Health Order guidelines, and with pauses in sessions as revised PHOs require. Studio-be is currently accepting registrations for summer 2021 session (June 28 – August 18), and Fall classes are planned for September through December. Contact Valerie for information about summer or fall 2021 in-studio small group classes.
For more information on Valerie Speidel / Studio-be classes, see: schedules
for Covid-19 Studio-be safety protocol, see: covid-19
To register, please contact Valerie by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org / or phone: 604 736-4545