Candice first discovered yoga as teenager in the 90’s, when she read an article in Sassy magazine on how yoga could calm the mind. Practicing in her tiny bedroom she revelled in the feeling of equanimity it brought her body, mind and spirit. A trauma survivor herself, yoga gave her the means to feel comfortable and safe in her body again. She has been exploring her practice around the country and the world ever since.
She is grateful for her teaching practice, which began with her 200-hour training in 2016 with Yogafirst under the tutelage of Peewee Sanchez and Jo Aganaraz in Dubai, UAE. Her training continued in Chikmagalur, India where she completed her 300-hour Himalayan Yoga Immersion Training, again with Yogafirst and Dr. Pradeep Ullal at Kevala Foundation.
Since 2016 she has taught at organisations such as the Chilliwack Y, Chilliwack Elder College, Chilliwack Senior’s Resource Centre, Inner Vision, B.C. Blind Sports, Skwah First Nation, Chilliwack and Cheam Landing and also in Dubai, UAE.
During summer 2018 she travelled to Bali to continue her education with Yogafirst, studying yoga of the feminine as well as her Swing Yoga teacher certification. She is a 500 RYT through Yoga Alliance and continues to explore her passion to make yoga accessible to everyone while completing her 800-hour Yoga Therapy diploma through Ajna Yoga College in Victoria, B.C.
She is delighted to join Thrive Collective where she offers a therapeutic approach to yoga in both group and individual sessions.
Her teachings are of a therapeutic approach and focus on meeting people where they are at, whether it be chair yoga, or yoga from the mat. She works with the visually impaired, the 50+ community, as well as people living with injuries, trauma and chronic pain.
“Through gentle guidance and compassion (plus, a bit of mirth) I endeavour to meet clients where they’re at in order to help empower them on their path in the self-realization of their own healing through awareness of their body, breath and mind.”
Love and light,
Acknowledging that the land on which we are privileged to gather is the traditional and unceded territory of the Stó:lō peoples