Class Details and Rates

Early Sign Up Pricing available until 11:59 pm December 14th for the January/February Session starting January 2nd, 2018.
What are you asking Santa for this year? :)


Class Details and Rates

Early Sign Up Pricing available until 11:59 pm December 14th for the January/February Session starting January 2nd, 2018.
What are you asking Santa for this year? :)


-A Series is a class that runs a a specific time on a specific day of the week. It can have from 4 to 8 classes. (i.e. Stability=Mobility every Wednesday at 10 am, 8 consecutive   Wednesdays, January 3rd to February 21st, 2018. A brand new session starts February 28th). Please read the descriptions and details below Pricing to find the class for you.
-Classes allow up to 6 to 10 students maximum (dependent on type of class). They require a minimum number of students to run. If you want the class to run you need to sign up to   ensure it does not get cancelled. Starting with the session that begins Feb. 27th if there are no more than 2 people confirmed for a class it will be cancelled.
-You can sign up for the next series or session up to 6 weeks before the start.
-If you are wanting more than one class per week, there is an unlimited pass for each 2 month Session. It will last the length of the session (i.e. Feb. 27th to April 23rd) and allows   you to sign up for 2 specific classes and then be a drop in for most other classes unless the schedule states they are full. There have been inquiries about purchasing 3 unlimited -   sessions at a time (just over 6 months). If anyone is wanting to do this, the passes can be grouped together at the early sign up price. This only applies to 3 or more 2 month   unlimited passes.
-All passes expire at the end of each session including the 5 class pass. (i.e Winter Session ends February 26th if you have only used 4 out of 5 the pass is expired. You can  pay a $20 continuation or purchase a new pass)
-Passes are to be used for the person they were purchased for. Visitors and friends are welcome to drop in space available.
-After a series has started classes can be prorated for the remaining classes left, space allowing.
-Maximum 10 students for more active classes, less than 10 for more passive practices.
 This is a rare opportunity to receive quality instruction and time with teachers who get to know you. You will receive a lot of personal attention in a beautiful environment.
-If you are unsure about a class or have questions about how this works please connect with the studio.
-For those of you who prefer one on one time you are able to book one on one sessions with Beverly. Minimum 1 hour in series of 3, 6 or more classes. (see Private   Classes - below detailed descriptions)

Winter Schedule runs
  January 2nd to February 26th, 2018 CLASSES CAN NOW BE PRORATED For remainder of session
Upcoming Sessions:
  February 27th to April 23rd 2018
  April 24th to June 25th, 2018


8 Class Series - Early Sign Up $144 + GST   Regular $160 + GST
7 Class Series - Early Sign Up $126 + GST   Regular $140 + GST
6 Class Series - Early Sign Up $120 + GST   Regular $132 + GST
5 Class Series - Early Sign Up $100 + GST   Regular $110 + GST
4 Class Series - Early Sign Up  $76  + GST   Regular $84   + GST
Prenatal Yoga
Early Sign Up $ 132 + GST Regular $150 + GST
TaoYin QiGong $112 + GST Regular $120 + GST
(NOTE:Each series is a specific class which runs the same time and day of each week for the duration of a specific 2 month session)


Drop In:                  
$22.00 + GST for any class showing Drop In except the following -
$25.00 + GST for Functional Mobilization, Finding Shanti and QiGong/Yin
$27.00 + GST for Prenatal Yoga
$33.00 + GST for TaoYin QiGong with Minke de Vos

5 Class Drop In Pass:   
$100.00 + GST * 
Usable for the 2 month session for which it was purchased after which it expires. 
If you are only able to show up randomly it saves on the cost of Drop In pricing and no need to register for one program. Not all classes have drop in space, please check. Good for classes that are open for regular priced drop ins. (see exceptions above)

Unlimited Class Pass  
Early Sign Up $249 + GST   Regular $299 + GST **
This pass allows you to confirm yourself for 2 of any of the class series in a session and drop ins for classes on the schedule that have space. At least 2 others in a week.

Gift Cards available


* Each 5 Class Pass must be used for the Session it was purchased for. Once a 2 month Session is complete the pass is expired and a new one must be purchased. Some exceptions as to which classes it can be used for check with studio.
**  Unlimited Pass ends with each Session,no extensions on unlimited passes.
*** All passes finish at the end of the session
****After the classes have started the classes can be prorated for the remaining sessions.

Seniors or students:  
If there is a need for a discount please connect with the studio no one will be turned away for lack of funds. You having a chance to practice is much more important. If none is needed the studio appreciates your support of it's desire to be of service to all and assures that those who do need assistance will receive it.

Class series: 

See the online schedule for current class availability

Flexible Empowerment with Beverly Akhurst -
Drop Ins welcome

Start your week by awakening your body and mind. 
Move your spine in it's 6 directions, release stiffness through the pelvis, unglue the fascial networks that start to "fuzz up" while you sleet and feel the heat and power of being alive start to flow through your body. Readying you for the day and the week to come.
Flexible: "able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances or conditions" "capable of bending easily without breaking
Empowerment: "the process of gaining freedom and power to do what you want or to control what happens to you"
Creating or returning your body to a flexible mobile state empowers not only your body but your mind and emotions as well. Become calmer,more balanced, less reactive. 

Join Beverly Monday mornings at 7am and get your internal sun heated before Surya the sun rises.

WINTER Session:
7 Class Series January 8th to February 26th, (No class January 1st or February 12th). Maximum 8 students
Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 am

Yinspiration with Beverly Akhurst - Drops Ins welcome 

Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. Other yin-yang polarities include cold-hot, down-up, calm-excited.
Although connective tissue is found in every bone, muscle, and organ, it's most concentrated at the joints. In fact, if you don't use your full range of joint flexibility, the connective tissue will slowly shorten to the minimum length needed to accommodate your activities. If you try to flex your knees or arch your back after years of underuse, you'll discover that your joints have been "shrink-wrapped" by shortened connective tissue.

experience, etc., that makes someone want to do or create something
: a good idea
something that moves someone to act, create, or feel an emotion
from the Latin inspiratus (the past participle of inspirare, “to breathe into, inspire”) and in English, “the drawing of air into the lungs”

Connective tissue is different from muscle and needs to be exercised differently. Instead of the rhythmic contraction and release that best stretches muscle, connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. Our breath in moments like these also acts differently on our body. Slow and deep instead of powerful and contracting allows the body to find easy allowing our nervous system to respond to the slow and steady movement of our diaphragms.
On the inspiration we open up to the experience and on the expiration melt into it. This connection through breath and body opening you to the hidden aspect of your internal self.
Once you feel the full range of your possibility, it will encourage you to want to create a healthy and strong body (inspiration). 
Doesn't this sound like a "good idea"?

WINTER Session:
7 Class Series January 8th to February 26th (No class January 1st or February 12th) Max. 8 students.
Mondays 10:30 - 11:45 am

Functional Mobilization of the Hips and Lower Back with Odette Slater - Please call ahead to register

This six week series of classes will focus on movement and approaches that mobilize, stabilize and bring greater awareness to the hip, lumbar and sacroiliac joints. This class is appropriate for anyone wanting to understand and embody better functional bio=mechanics of the pelvis. 

Odette works extensively with ballet dancers, triathletes, pre and postpartum women, MS patients and the well elderly. Using tools from Yoga, Ideokinesis, Pilates, Alexander technique, somatics, etc Odette will skillfully guide you to a greater understanding and experience of what it means to keep your lower back and hips supporting you and moving you forward. We will also touch on how nutrition can help support excellent joint health. Since the early 1980's, alongside a dance career, Odette has embodied several movement and meditation practices studying with many masters including Irene Dowd, Pattabhi Jois, Danny Paradise, Angela Farmer, David Swenson, Dianne Miller, Dona Holleman, Orit S'en Gupta, Peggy Baker, Jeffrey Armstrong to name a few. Odette has been running her own fully equipped Pilates studio, Lotusland Pilates, since 1999.

WINTER Session:
5 Class Series January 15th to February 26th, ( No class on Family Day, Feb 12th or Feb 19th) Maximum 10 students
Mondays 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Unlock Your Rib "Cage" with Beverly Akhurst- Drop Ins welcome

We call our Thoracic Cavity our Rib Cage and as our bodies move through our days we become contained by that cage. Come unlock the door to stronger shoulders and backs, a more open chest, better ROM in the shoulder cuffs and a breath no longer trapped at the top of your lungs.

Class incorporates, Yin, Hatha, Pranayama and Meditation.

Leads to more mobility, less back and shoulder pain, reduced anxiety and better posture to name some benefits.

WINTER Session:
8 Class Series January 2nd to February 20th. Maximum 10 students
Tuesday 9:00 - 10:15 am

Ease into Evening with Beverly Akhurst - 2-3 Drop Ins available

Join Beverly on Tuesday nights for a practice that moves you through the darkness of the cooling days and last breaths of a season and year coming to it's end. There will be movement and breath work combined with Yin and some work with Yoga Nidra. This practice is good for anyone and does not have limits. You can be 95 and still do this practice. 
(If you are pregnant and in your 3rd trimester talk to your doctor, deep stretches will be part of this practice and may not be what you and your baby need at this time.

WINTER Session:
8 Class Series January 2nd to February 20th. Maximum 8 students
Tuesday 8:00 - 9:15 pm

Strengthen and Lengthen Your Psoas with Beverly Akhurst - Drop In available

The Psoas are the only muscles connecting the lower body to the upper body, yet it is one of the least talked about muscles. Losing  "celebrity notice" to muscles such as hamstrings, gluteous and abdominal muscles.
Exploring the Psoas and how it affects aspects of a functional body.
The Psoas when "overused or never used" will have an effect on the structural alignment of the musculo-skeletal system, will affect the nervous system and the messages it relays to your brain, can have a secondary effect on your breath and even organ function.
In this series we will flow through slow, gentle Yin poses combined with some restorative holds with adding in strengthening practices for weakened and tired tissues. Learn to use this muscle group not as your primary stabilizer but as the secondary support structure it was meant to be for a well aligned skeletal system.
Open to all levels of student. Be ready for all possibilities.
Explore how to utilize and release the pelvic floor and region to assist the Psoas through your life.

WINTER Session:
7 Class Series January 3rd to February 21st. Maximum 8 students (No Class On January 10th)
Wednesdays 8:15 - 9:30 am

Stability = Mobility with Beverly Akhurst - Check for space, Almost full

Learn to create a stable presence within your body. Utilize stance, alignment and build greater balance. With balance comes a stronger, healthier body less prone to "accidents" to unexpected falls and injuries. You will release tension in certain areas of pelvic bowl while building strength in the support structures of your body. The more stable you become, the less rigid you become and the more able to flow with the vagaries of life. As we all age stability and mobility will be the things that keeps us living a healthy and fulfilling life.

WINTER Session:
8 Class Series January 3rd to February 21st. Maximum 10 students
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15 am

Finding Shanti with Beverly Akhurst - Preregister

Shanti (Peacefulness), Peace in heart, body and mind.
There are not many moments in our day that we remember to Find Peace for ourselves but you are allowed to have stress free moments.
This class will combine, Slow conscious movement, Yin, Meditation and aspects of Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) together to offer your Body, Mind and Heart peace within your busy life.
The lessons you connect with here will be lessons you can take and apply to your daily life.

75 minute Class with an extra 15 minutes for personal time at the beginning or end. Either in rest a restorative pose or silent meditation.

WINTER Session:
6 Class Series January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, February 7th and 21st. Limited to 6 Students for more personal attention.
Must be registered. Drop In can be by request. Not open to the 5 Class Drop In Pass
Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00 pm

NEW TIME! (There has been a slight change in time from 9:30 start to 10 am based on feedback)
QiGong/Yin Combined Class with Ara Cusack - 
Drop In spaces available, Please check 

Join Ara in learning how to connect to your own energy body.  Both Western & Eastern practitioners agree that there is an energy system used to communicate within but rarely do we give ourselves the time to slow down and experience the flow on the inside. 

This series will teach you how to connect to your own inner energetic landscape through movement, breath and meditation.  We’ll care for all our layers of being using the gentle flowing movements of Qigong and the quiet poses of Yin. There will be 5 classes in the series to reflect the 5 Elements.

WINTER Session:
5 Class Series  January 11th, 18th and 25th, February 1st and 8th , Limited to 9 students
Thursdays  10:00 - 11:15 am

Prenatal Yoga with Liza Randolph - Please check for space once program has begun

1.25 Hour Prenatal Yoga Class with Liza Randolph

Come dedicate time in your day to you and your baby- with Liza, ~ Yogi and Birth Doula ~ in this serene intimate yoga studio space! Feel great throughout your pregnancy and prepare your body for childbirth.  Stretch and move your body safely to ease aches and pains, connect with your breath and baby, all while meeting other moms-to-be!

All trimesters welcome, all yoga levels welcome. Consult your caregiver or doctor prior to attending.

Contact Embrace Yoga & Wellness creator, Liza Randolph, for further information.

Next 6 Class Series, March 1st to April 5th, Maximum 10 Students
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:15 pm

TaoYin QIGong with Minke De Vos- 
Workshop Series, must preregister. Drop In only if space left.

Cultivating internal energy and harmonizing the body-heart-mind
Separate from all passes. This is a one time, opportunity to practice with Minke De Vos before she starts her workshops travels.

NO REGULAR PASSES OR 5 CLASS PASSES. This runs as a separate series.
COST: $120 + GST $112 + GST before end of January 4th, 2018 Drop In $33.00 + GST
WINTER Session:
4 Class Series: January 18th to February 8th, Maximum 10 Students
Thursdays 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Yin Powered with Beverly Akhurst - (Only 2-3 spaces left for Drop In, please check if not registered)

Come and explore the duality of Yin.
"Yin and yang are relative terms, not absolutes; any phenomenon can only be yin or yang by comparison with something else. We can't point to the moon and say, "The moon is yin." Compared to the sun, the moon is yin: It's cooler and less bright. But compared to the Earth (at least from our perspective), the moon is yang: brighter, higher, and more mobile." ~ Paul Grilley
In this class we will explore Yin as the relative term of the practice. We will explore the relativity of the poses Yin to their Yang counterparts. We will explore the Yin and Yang of tissues and how their edges differ. This practice will become more "Yang" as the season changes to a more Yin like quality. 
Open to all levels of student. Be ready for all possibilities.

WINTER Session:
8 Class Series  January 5th to February 23rd, Maximum 8 students
Fridays 10 - 11:15 am

Kundalini Rising with Beverly Akhurst - A few spaces left to register or Drop In

The perfect balance to the Yin energy of Winter is the creation of heat, awakening the solar center.
If you have never experienced Kundalini Yoga or have but were not sure what you were doing then come and kick start your Saturday mornings and learn a little more about it. 
This is a strong practice but is open and accessible to everyone. You will learn how to get comfortable with meeting your body and minds' limits and then take a deep breath and go just a bit farther.
Not only will this practice shift you mentally and energetically, it is a practice that will quickly build core strength and power up your physical body.
Yes you could sleep in every Saturday or you can come and set yourself up to enjoy every moment of your weekend.
Class will incorporate, Pranayama (energy movement through breath), Mantra and Kriya Yoga. Bring a small towel for yourself. Maybe a warm shirt for after class.

WINTER Session:
8 Class Series from January 6th to February 24th, Maximum 10 Students
Saturdays 8:30 - 9:45 am

Flow and Release with Mandi Von Alkier - Drop In available

Awake your body and mobilize it for a healthy empowered self. Mandi shares a practice that is intelligent, caring and will challenge you to reconnect to not only your breath and how you use your body but also your idea of what challenging is (it is not always is centered and slow). This class will combine strong movement with calming and deep releasing stretches. You will leave ready for the weekend and also stronger in your knowledge of how your individual body works.

WINTER Session:
7 Class Series from January 6th to February 24th, (No Class Family Day Weekend February 12th) Maximum 10 students
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:15am

New Moon Nature Bathing

Cancelled due to Poor weather. Will be rescheduled for November. Date TBD.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Investment: $50 + GST Bring a friend $85 + GST for both

Private Classes:

Private Classes are available with Beverly through Ocean Breath Yoga. This is one of the best ways to create the practice you need.
They can be one to one or a for group of up to 12 in studio. At another physical location there is an ability to work with larger groups. (i.e. place of work)

Private sessions are a good way to:

  • Work with health issues which might negate a group class or be used as an addition to a health or holistic program.
  • Time one on one with a teacher to work on specific aspects of your practice.( i.e poses, balance, philosophy etc)
  • You want to set up a home practice for yourself that can be followed daily.
  • You prefer your practice to be personal or with a couple of friends.
  • Planning a birthday or other celebration and you would like connection and mindfulness to be shared.
  • Pre or Post sport activity, preparation or recovery  (i.e. marathon or cycle training, soccer, hockey, kayaking....)
  • Corporate team activities based on mindfulness and grounding to reduce stress or increasing creativity.
  • Office yoga to learn how to use your office work space to stretch open.
  • There are many possibilities...ask if you are unsure.

Classes start at $100 + GST Per Hour (minimum one hour) Class cost determined by specific needs (i.e at studio or external location), numbers of people attending, how long the class is and how many are being booked.Specific details of what may be required will help to start the process of planning. 

Please inquire at the studio or by email at
Book 3 One to One Hour long Sessions, $275 + GST.
Book 6, $520 + GST. 
Contact the studio for other packages.


The studio is available for rental to teachers, holistic and wellness practitioners looking to run workshops, training or hold their own classes. Ocean Breath Yoga is based right on the water of Granville Island with a little patio and grass just steps from the front door. It faces Southwest and holds the light beautifully. It is a healing and balanced space for almost any practice. There are blocks and bricks, blankets, straps, mats, sound system and other equipment available for use.
*At this time there are mainly afternoons available. Some evening are available on the weekends and some early morning blocks.

Visit the Rental Page for more details

“yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization.Yoga means union- the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar

Style Descriptions

List of Fall Yoga Classes and series. Sign up for one or choose to come to unlimited classes. 

Style Descriptions

List of Fall Yoga Classes and series. Sign up for one or choose to come to unlimited classes. 


Yin Yoga:

Yoga which balances the more Yang like practices of our lives. Yin is a slower, deeper, more meditative practice. It can hold poses for as little as 1 minute and as long as 9+ minutes. Longer poses are used to release stagnation in the joints and fascial connections of the body. Passively settle into the poses supported by props to allow to find ease and release. Allowing the chi (life force energy) to flow. Come close to your edge and allow the mind and body to settle into the experience. If you are hyper flexible or in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy ask about other classes.

Hatha Yoga:

All yoga extends from Hatha Yoga. Ha (Sun) Tha (Moon). A balance of breath combined with posture, strength and softness. Most styles of yoga come from Hatha. You can use a Hatha practice to build strength and flexibility, a calmer mind and the ability to find steadiness within your experience. Begin with your breath and expand your practice from there.

Kundalini Lite: 

A more science based practice, I teach the practice of Kundalini as a practice which works within the framework of our lives at this present moment in time. Kundalini helps create strong bodies and in short time releases the energy of the Kundalini (coiled snake of energy at the root chakra) giving individuals the ability to move into each day and each life with strength and stability. It is a strong practice that requires no previous training, just an open heart and mind. Kriyas (or sets) are combined with the chanting of mantras and/or some movement. Bring an open heart and the intent to let go of all the things that hold you back from your life. 


Yoga Nidra:

Sometimes called Yoga Sleep, Yoga Nidra is a deep meditative practice.  Starting in fully supported relaxation pose you will be taken on a journey of healing and release. Slowly releasing to the space that floats somewhere between sleep and presence.  Open the deepest part of your soul to the possibilities of life, creativity and change.  Some say 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equal to about 4 hours of sleep.

Prenatal Yoga:

Yoga for women at every stage of pregnancy. Learn how to allow for the changes happening in your body in a fun and supportive way. This is a time to be enjoyed and celebrated. Connect with your baby through the rhythm of your breath and the movement of your body. Find the strength that is within all of us so that you can be present and aware at the birth of this child who has chosen you. (Always let teachers know you are pregnant or if you have recently been pregnant so they can give the best suggestions for your body and the changes it may be going through). Please check with your doctor before attending classes,make sure they agree that Yoga would be good for you through your pregnancy.

*Almost all classes are accessible to Women who are pregnant. Check with the studio.


Vinyasa Yoga:

Vinyasa Yoga comes from Hatha but in a North American perspective is sometimes thought of as "Power" Yoga. The flow of movement is guided by the connection of breath and body allowing you to shift fluidly from one motion, or pose to the next, creating the fire within your body through a deep understanding of the internal experience. Anyone can do this,you simply connect breath to movement.  You will find that in a very short time you will be ready to progress deeper into your practice.


Restorative Yoga is a healing , relaxing yoga providing gentle, supported, opening poses. Whether you are looking to reduce the stress of a busy day, or life lived in a city, or heal, this practice will allow you to reduce strain on injuries, relieve chronic pain, or reduce stress on and within the body. If you have limited mobility this practice can be for you. Through breath, poses supported for long periods of time by many props and gentle movement you will find a place to relax deeply and find a new way to refresh and renew. Open to any ability level.