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Ben became the new co-owner of VSOHA in June 2020.  He is ready to focus his 20 years of leadership and management experience, in working dynamically with various individuals and groups, to expand VSOHA’s transformative offerings. Ben feels he will achieve extraordinary results while building morale and passion among all stakeholders.

Ben is a keen believer in the great potential that exists within every individual, and loves working with individuals to unlock and unleash their potential for causes that make a difference in the world.


Brian has over 20 years experience in private post-secondary education and the automotive industry. He is known for consistently delivering results, and achieving goals. He’s an ethical and loyal leader with a reputation for turning around underperforming schools. He enjoys taking on challenges and brings a calm, honest approach to managing his teams. He truly cares about the success of students and employees. Previously he was the President of The Art Institute of Vancouver and Fortis College in Ohio.


Chelsea is the Director of Education at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts. She holds a Master of Management and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma of Yoga Therapy from Pacific Rim College.  As an educator and Certified Yoga Therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapy), she strives to empower students and clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their goals. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a life that is filled with purpose, connection and growth and understands this takes dedication, strength and the support of a compassionate and caring community. She is grateful to be a part of such a community at Rhodes Wellness College and the Vancouver School of Healing Arts.Growing up as a contemporary dancer, Chelsea has always been drawn to the sacredness of movement. She began practicing Yoga in 2006 to heal a dance-related hip injury and quickly discovered that the practice of Yoga runs much deeper than the physical postures. As a Certified Yoga Therapist, Chelsea strives to empower her students & clients with the education and skills necessary for creating a change in their own experience. Her classes feature creative sequencing with a focus on therapeutics & optimal alignment.


Rebekka has been working in groups and one on one as a Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher Trainer and meditation guide for over 16 years. She holds a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 certification, and was formerly accredited as a CYT 1000 with The International Association of Yoga Therapists, utilizing a background in Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative, Anusara Yoga, & over 2500 hours of teacher training in these methods.

Touring to teach everywhere from Canada’s north and west coast, to Europe and Asia, Rebekka can attest firsthand to the life changing alchemy of yoga and meditation. She has developed and worked up programs for the everyday yogi; elite national team and world cup athletes; NHL teams; cancer survivors; physically challenged persons; and those working with addiction, severe trauma, anxiety and depression.

As the Program Director of VSOHA’s 200/240 hour & 300 hour advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs; and internationally through her unique trainings; Rebekka has developed a reputation as a teacher of teachers for over a decade. Her lifelong study and exploration of tantric and buddhist philosophy, Ayurveda, holistic healing and therapeutic bio mechanics, informs all aspects of her life and her teaching. With a focus on alignment and inspiration, the alchemy of Rebekka’s programs is relevant and revelatory.



Marie graduated in 2005 from the Bodywork Therapy Program at VSOHA (formerly VSBM). Marie always remained involved with the school and feels very fortunate to be the lead instructor in Swedish Techniques, Integrative Bodywork, Joint Release and Hot Stone Massage. Marie started her massage career in luxury spa and heli-skiing operations. In 2008 she bought the Sacred Stone Spa in Tofino, BC which she operated until 2013, when she sold her interest. Marie relocated back to Vancouver and to work with Sense Spa, a 5-Star Spa at the Hotel Georgia and to pursue work with private clients. Marie has continued her training by studying Advanced Shiatsu, Thai, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage and Restorative Yoga. In particular, Marie has become increasingly involved with Deep Flow and is now one of their lead instructors. As Program Director of the Bodywork Therapy Program Marie wants to ensure the Bodywork Therapy Program continues evolving and meeting demands from an ever-changing spa industry. Her goal is a program that is highly focused and effectively delivered. Read more about Marie at



With a bachelor in law in Mexico, and a couple of years of experience in Canadian Immigration field. Astrid loves providing all the support she can to the Rhodes team in the administration process. With a bubbly and positive personality, she will always welcome you with a bright smile.




Ale has been in the wellness and yoga industry for more than 10 years. She is a Yoga Alliance Certified E-RTY 500. In addition to her passion for Yoga, Ale has worked within the education industry for more than a decade. She is passionate about helping others to achieve their highest potential. She has 2 beautiful girls and when she is not working you can find her spending time with her family and or in Nature.