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4 Ways You Can Prepare for Yoga Teacher Training School

Yoga teacher training not only offers a path to an engaging and rewarding career. It also gives you…

4 Objectives of Integrative Bodywork for Bodywork Therapy School Students

Integrative Bodywork is about whole-person healing. It takes the techniques of Bodywork Therapy and applies them to achieve…

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…

Blending Body, Breath and Creativity

Alexis Venn – Student Story Alexis Venn is an artist, trained yoga teacher, breathwork enthusiast and soon to…

Wherever you are, is enough

Grace Siwik – Student Story Originally from Ontario, Grace Siwik came from a background as a competitive athlete,…

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Fall

Many bodyworkers and healing art professionals are so busy caring for others that they often neglect their own…

Top 5 Reasons to Take a Yoga Teacher Training

Creative Director Rebekka Walker shares her top 5 reasons for taking a yoga teacher training. 1. YOU HEAR…

Learn the Secrets behind Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage takes its roots from the ancient healing practice of Ayurveda, the oldest surviving complete medical…

Signature Swedish Massage Style to be Taught at VSOHA

The September 2017 intake of the Spa Therapy Program at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage will…

Take Health And Healing Into Your Own Hands

The practice of Yoga Therapy is growing in popularity as it empowers people with the knowledge they need…

Chelsea Lee on Yoga Therapy – Kent Brun Podcast

VSY’s Yoga Therapy Program Director Chelsea Lee was interviewed by Kent Brun for Episode 111 of the Yoga…

How and Where to Apply Reiki

A challenge for many people developing a new Reiki practice is knowing how and where to apply your…

Yoga Therapy in Treatment Centres

Richelle Muscroft moved to Squamish from Vancouver last year as a brand-new yoga teacher. “I hadn’t even taught…

Incorporating Alignment & Adjustments

Jada Byun – Student Story The first time Jada Byun came to Vancouver it was to perform at…

Keeping your Bodywork Practice Alive

The ability for a bodyworker to infuse a variety of techniques into their practice is an important skill…

Finding Mindfulness and Self-Care Through Bodywork

Originally from Worcestershire in England, Marcel Patrick started his career in the field of Engineering. His love for…

Call Your Authentic Self Out To Play

Perfect Timing A Reflection of the VSOHA Experience by Sue Oberhoffner And then, my washing machine broke. It…

Connecting to the Bigger Picture

Meet Rebekka Walker – our new Creative Director! Rebekka Walker came to yoga as a teenager, riddled with…

Combining a Passion for Wellness and Travel

Emily Ray Henderson – Graduate Story Emily Ray Henderson’s passion for travel and her desire to help others…

The Benefits of Table Shiatsu

After graduating from a Spa Therapy Program, many spa practitioners will find themselves delivering treatments on a traditional…

Girl Rising: Igniting Our Passion for Education

Inspired by our passion for education, we are delighted to be hosting a free screening of the film…

Finding a Sense of Home

Jenna Giardino Student Story Jenna Giardino came to the school from Winnipeg, Manitoba as a scholarship student in…

From Sports to Skeletons and Spas

Mike O’Donnell – Student Story Mike O’Donnell, a Vancouver local, is a self-professed “sports-guy” who travelled around the…

A Lucky $20 and a Fresh Start at Spa School

Amber Waite – Student Story Amber Waite was born in Mission, BC. At the age of 6 she…

Starting a New Career at Retirement Age

Alanna Cameron – My Yoga Journey “My yoga journey began early last fall – more of a coming…

Seeking a Personal Path of Wellness

Catherine Hayward has been involved in the alternative wellness industry for over 30 years. She was born in…

Responsibility, Trust and the Amazing Human Touch

Cassidy Williams grew up in Cloverdale in Surrey, BC where her mom raised Cassidy and her three siblings…

Carving Out Sacred Time With Reiki

Colby Gaudet is no stranger to the busyness of life. The Usui Reiki Master/Teacher is currently studying an…

Emelie Peacock – Student Story

A Story of Self-Love, Alignment and Anatomy Originally from Sweden, Emelie Peacock has been living in Vancouver for…

Essa Crossley – Student Story

Vancouver local Essa Crossley is the scholarship recipient for the 300 hour Foundations of Yoga Therapy Program. She…

Something for Everybody

Yoga Therapy Clinics Start Soon November 29 will see the start of the Yoga Therapy Student Clinic for…

Finding the Path to Tofino

Michelle Hall is a graduate from the part-time Spa Therapy Program who now runs Cedarwood Cove, a popular…

Starting Your Own Bodywork Business

Student Story by Yvette Cabuco, Graduate from June 2016 “While I was at work today, I glanced up…

The Synergy of Student Clinic

The Student Clinics at VSOHA are one element that separates the school from other massage and spa training…

Improving Quality of Life With Yoga

Emma Solar – Student Story How and why did you get into Yoga? I started doing yoga as…

Indian Head Massage course a bliss-fest!

Spurred on by her love of Ayurvedic philosophy and self care, Glynnis Osher discovered the joys of Indian…

Q&A with Marie Salton, Spa Therapy Program Director

Tell me about your career path so far. Since graduating from the Spa Therapy Program in 2005 my…

Yoga Therapy: The Next Great Yoga Movement

Yoga Therapy is on the rise and for good reason. The practice differs from other types of therapy…

Modern Yoga Talks – 3 Part Speaker Series Event

3 Evenings – 9 Teachers – 1 Conversation The Vancouver School of Healing Arts (VSOHA) is delighted to…

Empowering Pregnancy with Prenatal Yoga

“I never intended to work with pregnant women,” says Janice Clarfield, internationally renowned Prenatal Yoga expert. “It was…

Vaya Karakosta – Student Story

Vaya Karakosta, an honours graduate of the full-time Spa Therapy Program and the Shiatsu Program, migrated to Canada…

Yoga Grads Ready To Make An Impact

The start of July saw the graduation of students 200-hour Immersion Yoga Teacher Training program. The 6-week course…

The Art of Hawiian Healing – Lomilomi

From humble beginnings in Hawaii, the unique art of Lomilomi massage has spread across the globe. The style…

Disproving Pregnancy Myths with Massage

As more people understand the value of educated touch and massage, the demand for pregnancy massage is on…

Find Your Centre Through Yoga

Walter Pappas Student Story Walter Pappas is a scholarship recipient  where he is currently studying the 200-hour Immersion…

For the Love of Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a method of bodywork that works by helping to harmonize the energy and vitality of the…

What is Reflexology?

“I see the energetic body as a river, and reflexology can assist in restoring a lovely, even flow.”…

A New Chapter

For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Sam Issari and I am the new…

Newsletter Revamp

Over the next few months, you may notice some changes to our newsletter. We are working to make…