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 with strict safety protocol in effect per Provincial Health Order guidelines, and with pauses in sessions as revised PHOs require.
For more information about in-studio 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