Ocean and Crow (Formerly East Side Yoga) lives in the beating heart of the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Our cozy space thrives with its community of artists, professionals, teachers, parents, poets, potted plants, and anyone else who wants to come and hang out with us.
We love small classes, personal instruction, playfulness, rest, sweating, curiosity, skepticism, mysticism, and anything new we can learn. We want to love our bodies as they are, and empower ourselves with the tools to understand rather than looking to some specific authority figure for guidance. To each his/her/their own way. We want all of our students to come to class and think, "Yes, this is my yoga!"
The studio is run and owned by Jane and Julie Peters, a mother daughter team. Jane brought Julie to her first yoga class back when she was only twelve, and when she first moved to Vancouver, priority number one was to find a good yoga class. She came to East Side and discovered the teachers here cracking jokes and talking about yoga as a tool for dealing with reality. She felt as if they were giving her permission to truly be herself, which she hadn't experienced before in a yoga context. Now that Julie and Jane own the studio together, they try hard to maintain this quality of already feeling good enough, already belonging, and simply showing up and being able to experience your yoga in whatever way you need to that day.
Come meet us and find out for yourself what your yoga will be.
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