Yoga by the River is back this August, FREE for all!
Yoga by the River is brought to you by the Downtown New West BIA and Santosha Yoga, with support from Bosley’s and Mila & Paige. The picturesque riverfront, fresh air, and top-notch instructors combine to bring a magical yoga experience. The classes are free but be sure to register as space is limited.
Details about the Instructors and sessions can be found on the registration page, and at the bottom of this page.
Please bring to all sessions, your:
- Yoga Mat
- Water bottle
Wednesday, August 4th at 12pm - Register Here
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Theme: Beginners Flow
Wednesday, August 11 at 12pm - Register Here
Instructor: Kirstin Clark
Theme: All Levels Flow + Arm Balances
Saturday, August 14 at 10am - Register Here
Instructor: Kellie Paroginog
Theme: Fiery Fun Vinyasa
Participation in Yoga by the River requires you to follow all current Provincial and City COVID-19 policies. To help ensure everyone’s safety:
- Do you have fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, loss of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, or loss of appetite?
- Have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive with COVID-19
- Is anyone in your household sick or quarantined?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, or show any signs of illness, you are not permitted to attend Yoga by the River.
Should a cancellation be required due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, the Downtown BIA will notify all registered participants by 9:30am on the day of the event. The cancellation will also be noted on this webpage.
About Your Instructors
August 4th - Sarah MacLeod
Sarah has been the Owner and Director of Santosha Yoga for the past 5 years and a full-time yoga teacher for the past 10 years. Sarah’s passionate about creating space for students to heal in their own unique yoga and wellness journeys. Sarah is certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Prenatal Yoga. She offers a variety of workshops at her studio as well as mentorship programs for new teachers. Sarah cares deeply for her students and is proud to serve her community through the creation of Santosha Yoga. Santosha means contentment, a state of deep inner peace, which is what Sarah wants to elicit at her studio and in her classes. Sarah will instruct a beginner's friendly flow yoga class, so if you’ve ever wanted to try yoga for the first time or get outside and have some fun, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
August 7th - Briana Koehle
Sunshine, puppies and smiles are a few of her favourite things! Briana has been a huge part of the Santosha Yoga community for the past 5 years starting off as a student and then working behind the front desk where her smile instantly makes your day better when you walk in. Briana then completed her yoga teacher training and a mentorship with studio owner Sarah. Briana is now teaching at Santosha Yoga and brings her own unique energy to all of her classes. Briana will offer a Yin style yoga class where you can expect a very relaxing, deep stretch. Come chill out with Briana!
August 11th - Kirstin Clark
Kirstin’s first ever hot yoga class was back in 2015 and was taught by studio owner Sarah. Kirstin has come full circle and now regularly teaches at Santosha Yoga. Kirstin is certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative Yoga and is also a personal trainer! Kirstin will guide you through an all-levels flow yoga class and offer up an opportunity to learn or work on arm balances! Come have some fun flowing with Kirstin and maybe try something new!
August 14th - Kellie Paroginog
Kellie has been teaching for 16 years and teaches with passion, purpose, compassion, laughter and a Minnesota accent! Kellie’s class will be an adventure! A flow filled with a smorgasbord of yoga that will be fun, exhilarating and explorative and challenging. Modifications will be provided and everyone is welcome!
August 18th - Leslie MacPherson
Leslie has been practicing yoga since 2006, and teaching full time since 2008. With roots in hot yoga, Leslie enjoys offering a well-rounded flow to stretch and strengthen the body, release tension from the mind, and connect deeply with the Self. What better way to close out our Yoga at the Pier series than with the lovely Leslie guiding you through class!