Where to find Heart Centre Yoga Teachers and

Other Places to Practice Yoga

Yoga classes being taught by HCY teachers at the Artspace for Children - Autumn 2014

4588 Hastings Street, Burnaby (our neighbourhood)

Alexandra  Please see this link for all the details and how to register.

Debbie will offer a Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga class once a week on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. until 11:45a.m. This is an 8 class pre-registered series and the price is $110.00 including tax.  Drop-in available for $15 (tax included) per class. For more information or to register, email

Laura is offering Purna Yoga on Thursday evenings 8 - 9:15 p.m. Also "new to Purna Yoga" September 4, 2014 @ 6:15 p.m. For more information and to register, please contact

Laura is also offering "Purna Yoga Study Group", "Yoga Nidra" and "Yoga for Better Sleep" - see the News & Workshops page for information or contact Laura

Note: this Autumn - Laura will be offering another semester of yoga philosophy - please inquire or follow

NEW! Christine Bickson - a long time HCY practitioner and now yoga teacher, is offering a couple of morning class options for the fall. Please contact Christine directly for more information. 

Christine Bickson, ND, RYT200 is a long time yoga practitioner, and recent graduate of The College of Purna Yoga, Vancouver. Christine is offering yoga classes on Tuesday morning 9:15 - 10:30 and Friday morning 10:15 - 11:30 at the Artspace for Children at 4588 Hastings Street, Burnaby. These classes will be geared toward a fun, active class, covering alignment fundamentals with a focus on safety, strength, balance, and active meditation. Pre-registration is required. Classes begin last week of September and finish in November (8 week series). Minimum 6 students. Cost is $120 (includes tax) email

NEW! Angela Kayira, RSW, E-RYT200, RYT500 Angela has offered yoga classes and workshops with a mental wellness focus since 2007 and has worked in the social services sector since 1997 as a counsellor, group facilitator and community development. She is a student of Yoga and Buddhist practices and joins eastern and western approaches to health and well-being.

Our body and mind are powerful tools for self-awareness and transformation. Often times when we are experiencing stress, the mind and body are working at cross purposes. Through practice, we can learn to notice the signs of stress and utilize strategies to provide a greater sense of ease. In this 4 class series, we will explore gentle yoga practices, meditation and breathing exercises to calm the nervous system, alleviating stress responses.  Mondays: October 20 & 27 and November 3 and 10, 2014. 7:30 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. Cost is a sliding scale $60 - $80 for the series. To register (pre-reg required), or for more information: contact Angela or


Yoga classes being taught by HCY teachers elsewhere (and contact information)

Ariel Pavic: Prenatal yoga at Yoga Spirit Thursdays 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. and check her web site for other public classes

Bill Pegler: is working with to offer a Thursday evening class at Lochdale Hall (490 Sperling Avenue @ Hastings Street). 

The pre-registered class (drop-ins welcome) will be open to all levels. Expect a class with movement, meditation, alignment focus, and options for every student.

Please email Bill at if you are interested in learning more. 

How to Contact Heart Centre Yoga Teachers

Heart Centre Yoga teachers: Most yoga teachers are available for private instruction e.g. 1:1 or private groups and corporate class instruction and most teach publicly elsewhere. If you’re interested in following our teachers you can contact them.

Alexandra Rodrigues:

Hatha, Yin, Restorative Yoga, Back Mitra, Indian Head Massage

Ariel Pavic:

Hatha, Flow, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for 55+

Brad Waites:

Purna Yoga (Purna means whole or complete and includes alignment based physical asana, meditation, nutrition and lifestyle practices)

Bill Pegler:

Hatha, flow Yoga, meditation.

Gonda Duffels:

Hatha – alignment based, Gentle, Restorative Yoga, mom & baby yoga

Laura Arpiainen:

Purna Yoga (Purna means whole or complete and includes alignment based physical asana, meditation, nutrition and lifestyle practices)

Tracy Lynch:

Hatha, Therapeutic, Gentle, Yin, Restorative Yoga

Tasia Mathot:

Hatha yoga – alignment based. Fearless with children and babies. Kids birthday parties, mom & baby yoga.

Angela Kayira:

Hatha Yoga, Trauma Sensitive and Yoga for Depression and Anxiety

Luke Fraser:

Hatha, Flow, Power, Restorative Yoga

Qi Gong:

A new series beginning October 18, 2014!  Saturdays 12:30p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Yoga Spirit, 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby (near Holdom skytrain).  7 class series for $75 including GST.

Contact Kristian by phone (604) 343-4830 or email

Kristian Olsvik:

Other Yoga Studios in our area...

Green Room Yoga: • 604.318.4066 • 2645 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Open Door Yoga: Closest studio location is at 1651 Commercial Drive (enter from Gravely Street)


 Yoga Spirit: 5681 Goring Street, Burnaby, 604-351-1791

 MetroZen: MetroZen Performance Wellness, 6540 Burlington Ave

Burnaby (near Royal Oak, east of Metrotown)   604.437.6188

Other Yoga studios:

Body Positivity Yoga Studio: Your Body, Your Yoga (Lisa Papez)

Body Positivity Yoga's mission is to provide a safe, supportive, accepting and nurturing environment for all people to learn and enjoy Yoga and other forms of mindful movement without judgement or assumption. Classes are primarily gentle and designed to meet the needs of students at every level - regardless of shape, size, age, gender or level of ability.

Located in Maple Ridge at 11767 225 Street (Just one block south of Lougheed)


Kushala Yoga: Port Moody and Coquitlam (Leo Cheung, Shannon Brundrett, Andrew Colyn)



Hot Yoga in Burnaby Heights:

Moksha Yoga Burnaby

Eric and Julia will welcome you. If you've been curious about hot yoga there's a Great intro special - first month for $40!