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Exploring Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy Training

If you’re looking to move forward in your journey as a yoga instructor and delve deeper into the…

How to Succeed as a Student While Training For Your Yoga Therapy Certificate

Earning a yoga therapy certification is a great way to empower both yourself and your clients. The Vancouver…

What to Look for When Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training School

There are so many options for yoga teacher training in today’s world, making it hard to know what…

Exploring Bodywork Therapy Training? 3 Reasons to Consider the Program at VSOHA!

The Bodywork Therapy program at VSOHA offers career-focused training for individuals to learn techniques in bodywork and massage.…

3 Work Environments Worth Exploring After Yoga Therapy Training

Yoga therapy is a dynamic and rewarding career that can take you to a variety of settings across…

How You Can Positively Impact the Lives of Others in a Yoga Therapy Career

In today’s world, stress has become an increasing concern of modern life. With growing awareness of the link…

How You Can Help Patients Boost Their Immunity Once You Begin Your Holistic Bodywork & Massage Career

Bodywork therapy is known to have many benefits, providing clients with pain and stress relief. Many clients seek…

Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga

Yoga therapy is considered to be a type of mind-body treatment that focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual…

Completing Bodywork Therapy Training? 3 Career Opportunities to Explore After Graduating

Bodywork training offers students therapeutic techniques that cover multiple disciplines, providing them with a strong foundation and a…

Do You Have These 5 Qualities? A Yoga Teacher Career Might Be Right For You!

It may come as no surprise that yoga and meditation are flourishing disciplines in today’s society. Despite being…

What Separates Eastern and Western Modalities? A Guide for Those Interested in a Holistic Massage Career

Bodywork Therapy has many benefits for the body and mind. It promotes healing through revitalization and relaxation, improved…

Interested in Bodywork Therapy Training? 3 Benefits of the Practice That Will Make You Employable

Bodywork therapy training can offer many benefits and teach you skills that can serve you well upon graduation.…

Why 2021 May be the Best Year Ever to Pursue Yoga Teacher Training

As we continue to navigate 2021 in the wake of the global pandemic, it’s a pretty fair statement…

Continued Journey

VSOHA has some spectacular new things in store for our healing arts community! We will be expanding our continuing education offerings by introducing two online courses, and two brand new classes on campus!

Anaïs Ribeyre – International Student Bodywork Therapy

Anaïs Ribeyre is an international student in the full-time bodywork therapy program at VSOHA. Anaïs is no stranger…

Yoga and Pelvic Health

The pelvic floor muscles (pelvic diaphragm) play a crucial role in the function of your bladder, bowel, sexual…

Stefanny Lowey – Bodywork Student Story

Stefanny Lowey always enjoyed massage and was curious about pursuing it as a career but was unsure of…

How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Article by Rebekka Walker Meditation is quickly becoming one of the most popular complementary therapies for reducing stress,…

Wellbranding Workshop – Coming to VSOHA

Glynnis Osher’s trademark Wellbranding Workshop will be offered at VSOHA for the first time this spring. The workshop…

Prem Kaur – Student Story

Prem Kaur, scholarship student in the 240-hour Yoga Teacher Training shares her thoughts on the program ahead of…

Sarah Gover – Student Story

Sarah Gover has just returned from her second summer working at the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort in the…

Nikki Ying – Student Story

Yoga Therapy for B-Boys Nikki Ying, Yoga Therapist in-training, is currently investigating the movement demands of B-Boys. She…

Nancy Gouge – Meet The Faculty

Meet VSOHA Faculty Member Nancy Gouge! When Nancy moved from California to BC for her husband’s work, she…

New Yoga Therapy Inspired Courses

VSOHA is delighted to announce four new courses in the Yoga Therapy faculty starting in February 2020. Understanding…

Rose Ryan – Student Story

The Power of Touch Student Story on Rose Ryan, current student in the full-time Bodywork Therapy Program at…

Introducing Amanda Kingsmith – Business of Yoga Teacher

Amanda Kingsmith has joined the faculty of VSOHA’s 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program to teach…

Meet VSOHA’s New Swedish Massage Instructor

After graduating from VSOHA’s Bodywork Therapy program, Danelle Ross made a promise to herself. “I decided for that…

Yoga Therapy For Any Body

Janet Haigh - Student Story After a 28-year global career as a high school English literature teacher, Janet…

Glynnis Osher – VSOHA Faculty Spotlight

Glynnis Osher is one of the longest serving faculty members at VSOHA. She teaches Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage…

Chantal Russell – Prenatal Yoga

Chantal Russell reflects on her experience with Prenatal Yoga. My interest in prenatal yoga began a few years…

Living Scent-sually: The Benefits of Aromatherapy

Story by Dana Keller. Before I properly begin, I feel that I need to apologize for the title.…

IAYT 800-hour Yoga Therapy Certification Program

VSOHA has received accreditation by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for the 800-hour Yoga Therapy Certification…

Aroma 911: My Aromatherapy Journal

Hello again! In my previous two blog posts I answered Why take an aromatherapy course, and How to…

Jai Yoga – a journey from India to Coquitlam

Jai Singh moved to Canada three years ago from India where he was a practicing dentist. He soon…

How it Works: Starting the Aroma 911 Aromatherapy Course

How you work your way through an online course – or any course for that matter – will…

Your Simple Guide to Working with Fascia

New avenues in medical science have brought fascia into the awareness of the mainstream sports world, uncovering the…

Why Aromatherapy?

Guest Blog Post - Dana Keller What are your favourite scents; what memories do they evoke for you?…

5 Reasons Why You Should Take a Yoga Teacher Training This Spring!

Yoga teacher training is not just for aspiring yoga teachers. It’s also for people that want to find…

Computer Programming to Bodywork Therapy

After a simultaneously rewarding and stressful decade fulfilling a dream of working as a software developer, Lorenzo de…

Changing Your Outlook On Life

Jennifer Kong said she started implementing some small changes in her life after learning about Ayurveda in the…

Bodywork Therapy – More Than Just Massage

Natalka Latko graduated from the full-time Bodywork Therapy Program at the end of January 2019. “I’m overwhelmed. There’s…

Combining Motherhood and Yoga Teacher Training

After having two kids, Émilie Jean-Ruel experienced a dramatic shift in perspective. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce, and…

Jaw Massage: An Extra Tool in Your Bodywork Toolbox

Scott Kellsey returns to VSOHA this March for a new course offering: TMJ (Jaw) Massage. This 16-hour course…

Restorative Yoga: How to Facilitate Conscious Rest

We are excited to announce a new program at VSOHA: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training! This 20-hour Yoga Alliance…

Mindfulness for the Holidays

Over the years, Kirsten Johansson has learned to equip herself with some useful mindfulness strategies to survive the…

Yoga, Mindfulness and Attention: A New Teacher’s Journey

Taucha Gretzinger came to the Vancouver School of Healing Arts looking for a career shift. A student in…

From Serving to Being of Service

For Misty Misener, choosing to study Bodywork Therapy at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts (VSOHA) was about…

How Yoga Can Help You Be a Better Athlete

Guest Blog Post by Aliyah Kaye It is well established already that doing yoga offers plenty of benefits,…

New to Yoga Therapy? Here’s what to expect

Members of the public can now experience the healing power of Yoga Therapy at our Student Clinic !…

Gratitude and Work-Life Balance

As Andrea Watson reflects on her time studying Bodywork Therapy and where it has taken her in the…

Finding Your Calling with Yoga Therapy

Since publishing this article, Lynda has completed the 800 hour Yoga Therapy Certification Program & is a Certified Yoga…

Back-to-School with Aromatherapy

For many people, especially students, September can bring with it a frenetic change of pace. Summer holidays are…

Heal Yourself Before Helping Others

After traveling through South East Asia for two months, Jessica Binnie decided to take a weekend introductory massage…

Yoga Therapy – Addressing Sports Injury on all Levels

Chelsea Cleeton has changed the way she looks at pain, sickness and injury since studying the 300-hour Yoga…

Finding the Courage to Teach

“Part of why I wanted to get certified was to push myself spiritually and mentally, but also to work on the insecurity inside me saying ‘I’m not articulate and I can’t teach’” – Melisa Hernandez.

Allowing Life to Happen with Part-time Study

“I’m not in a place in my life where I can do school full-time without working so the part-time bodywork therapy program gave me the opportunity to do both, which I really appreciated.” – Lisa Yamaura

Massage: A Unique Medicine

Nine months ago, Connor McCormack made a spur of the moment decision to enrol in the Part-Time Bodywork Therapy Program at VSOHA. Now a successful graduate, Connor is looking forward to starting out his career and working in a spa.

Greenlight for 500-hour Yoga Therapy Training

Vancouver School of Healing Arts has been green-lit to run an advanced 500-hour Yoga Therapy Program starting in February 2019. It will be one of the only 500-hour yoga therapy trainings offered in BC.

5 Spring Yoga Practices

Article by Rebekka Walker – Learn five practices combining yoga and Ayurveda to help to clear out that which isn’t serving you, to make space for the flowering of what will.

Preventing Emergencies with Aromatherapy

Emergency aromatherapy covers physical injuries such as burns, bruises and bug bites, but also emotional emergencies such as panic attacks, anxiety and depression.

Shiatsu: Taking Healing to the Mat

To her surprise, Shiatsu, Bodywork Therapy and Yoga Teacher Training graduate Samantha Craddock has found Shiatsu to be her most popular modality so far.

Myofascial Release & Movement: Putting Fascia In The Focus

Lisa Milloy explains why fascia has been overlooked for so many years & how it can help soften, release & find openness in the body.

On The Horizon

VSOHA has some spectacular new things in store for our healing arts community! We will be expanding our continuing education offerings by introducing two online courses, and two brand new classes on campus!

Fighting Fires and Lighting Fires

“I’ve always felt drawn to the West Coast. I think Vancouver is more progressive in the healing arts so thought it would be the best place to do a Yoga Teacher Training.” – Natasha Russell

Women’s Health Expert Brings Breast and Prenatal Massage to Vancouver

Sheryl Watson will distill two decades of knowledge and experience into two workshops at VSOHA this summer.

Yoga on the Road

“I love teaching yoga outdoors and offering it in a public space and I’m really passionate about expressive movement and making pathways to health and happiness.” – Ranae Scott

Experiencing Freedom and Creativity Through Yoga

A life-long dancer, Kyana Astles starting practising yoga as a cross training method to gain more strength and flexibility.

An Abundance of Opportunities

“Now that we have a few modalities under our belts I really love using Integrative Bodywork to weave it all together.” Bianca Lorage

5 Heartwarming Winter Yoga Practices

Article by Rebekka Walker This time of year can be challenging for many of us. The busy-ness of…

Releasing Your Hold on Perfection

Kylie Millar’s Journey from Honeymooning to Yoga School After returning from her honeymoon at the end of summer…