INTRODUCING OUR Vancouver Island Yoga YTT Self-Awareness Program Leaders


INTRODUCING OUR Vancouver Island Yoga YTT Self-Awareness Program Leaders

HERIZEN™ Yoga & Self Awareness Program Leaders are dedicated and committed to to BEING there for all students to inspire, encourage and teach in a way that serves with loving, nurturing and compassionate values.

Valma Brenton (Val Ma Shakti) E-RYT 500, YACEP, R.A.L.C, R.A.P. Valma is a transformational trainer and global adventurer. She discovered Qigong and Kundalini Yoga 21 years ago while working in Chile. Within a short time, Valma noticed that the benefits of her Yoga (Sadhana) practice raised her level of self-awareness, increased energy levels, she became more heart centered and all of her relationships improved, she gained fantastic heath and improved flexibility. This was important to her as she had lost the use of her legs temporarily in the recovery of a back injury some years before. In her continued exploration of Yoga, Qigong, Ayurveda and other healing modalities she found her practice to create a bridge between the body, the mind and the spirit and she believes this will play an important role in the global awakening. Valma has studied in India, Thailand, Chile, Mexico, Canada and the US. She has been teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings in Baja, Mexico and Vancouver Island, BC, Canada for the last 10 years. Valma is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, YACEP in Iyengar/ Ashtanga, traditional Hatha and is certified as an Advanced Yoga and AyurvedIc Health Educator by the American Vedic Institute as well as a Registered Ayurvedic Health Practitioner. She is registered both with Yoga Alliance and the North American Association of Ayurvedic Practitiioners (AAPNA). Valma incorporates intergrative Yoga practices in her daily life as well as offerings in her women only adventure programs. She is certified in Qigong (Cloudy Satchel form) and believes Yoga, Qigong and movement gets people into their bodies, deeply connects them to themselves, and more openly connects them with nature and others. It is a transformational practice. “My purpose, says Valma “Is to be a mirror for other women, to share my knowledge and wisdom of life and encouraging them to reach their desired dreams, reach their fullest potential and live their ultimate life. To inspire them to create miracles in their lives and be open to the present moment… creating balance through awareness, self-confidence, intention and faith. I invite you to celebrate personal success and well-being through awareness, motion and nature. Join me on the journey of freedom through Yoga, Qigong, Ayurveda and let your Spirit fly. Valma is passionate about helping others to realize their full potential and natural well-Being through Ayurveda, Jyotish – Vedic Astrology, Astro Palmistry and sustainable living.

Elizabeth Martin, RYT 200, RMT, CH: Elizabeth is a natural teacher who lives on Vancouver Island, BC sharing her practice with community families. Her education began in 1996 in alternative medicine and nutrition. She earned her Chartered Herbalist Diploma and Doula Certification and attends both hospital and home births with midwives and doctors. Specializing in pregnant mamas, she teaches and performs belly dancing and facilitates women’s healing circles and sweat lodge ceremonies. At age 23 she started Massage Therapy College in BC Canada, a 3000-hour medical modeled, therapy-based program with the highest standards for massage therapy training worldwide. She trained with Chiropractors, RMT’s, and Nurses specializing in prenatal care. In 2005 she attended Yandara Yoga Teacher Training in Baja Mexico and had one of the best months of life, learning and living communally. She lived in Hawai’i for 2 months of 2006 at a Yoga retreat community, doing a Karma Yoga work trade program and taking yoga and dance classes every day. Here she took the Yoga Intensive Teacher Trainings. She is happily dedicated to sharing what she knows, and learns incredibly much through teaching. Her classes and sessions are extremely positive, with focus on deep relaxation and healing. After attending Pachamama Retreat in Costa Rica in 2008/09 she came home to birth her son Bodhi Sage. Elizabeth is now focusing on family life, incorporating all of the thoughts, words and teachings into the every day practice of motherhood, and has returned part time to her career in the community.

Jaimi Ann Davie: It is our pleasure to introduce Jaimi Davie, our Baja Yoga YTT Camp hoistice chef extraordinaire. Jaimi comes to us with many years of organic gardening and holistic cooking experience. She has traveled and worked extensively on the West Coast of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, England, Hawaii and Mexico.

Jaimi has trained with Aboriginal Masters on the Big Island, Hawaii in Lomi Lomi massage and in Canada with lymphatic massage techniques.

In addition, she has certification training as a Vegan / Vegetarian Chef by award winning Chef Mark Renfield of Vegan Fusion Cuisine. Besides offering her fresh organic home made vegetarian / vegan meals, she is an avid surfer. Jaimi has a great love and respect for the ocean and surfs daily. Trained as a surf instructor and life guard, Jaimi has surfed and taught in Canada, New Zealand, England, Australia and in Mexico.

She presently lives in Baja, Mexico with her 4 month old son Cruz Davie Slater where she provides holistic catering, organic gardening and massage services for HERIZEN™ Yoga for Women. As well, Jaimi works locally as an artist in organic garden design. All of our students are delighted to meet Jaimi, as she is enthusiastic, loving, nurturing, fun and offers only the very best locally grown natural foods to nourish your body, mind and spirit. To enhance your Baja Yoga YTT experience Jaimi offers Lomi Lomi massage throughout the training. Sign up sheets / fees are available during the training.


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