Founded in 2011, VNYSΛ (pronounced Vinyasa) is located in the heart of UBC Vancouver in Wesbrook Village. VNYSΛ stands as a premium yoga studio offering infrared hot yoga in the most unique, diverse, and approachable way. Designed to help our students achieve healthier minds, bodies and souls, we offer a wide spectrum of services, classes, workshops, and courses – like our 200hr YTT and 200h YTT for existing teachers at our designated sacred school of yoga, VNYSΛ School of Yoga.
At VNYSΛ, we teach and inspire from the heart, to the heart, with passion. With each teacher unique, authentic and creative, our classes are crafted for lovers of sweat, and seekers of contemplation.
VNYSΛ School of Yoga Mission
At VNYSΛ School of Yoga, our mission is to cultivate a community of high-vibed leaders, who are deeply connected to their highest versions of self, ready to lead a life of love, fulfillment and power.
VNYSΛ School of Yoga Vision
At VNYSΛ School of Yoga, our vision is to foster a world of light and love, through the practice and teachings of yoga.
Meet Your Instructors!
“… Yoga to me is about changing lives. Not only changing and benefiting your own life, but in the process, emphatically bringing goodness to each and every being around you. The result, a brighter, more vibrant, joyful and sweet whole – inside and out. Make peace with yourself, strengthen your body, mind and soul, and open up to the endless possibilities that are around you. It’s no secret that yoga can transform lives, but the choice is ultimately yours... to go with the flow, or, resist it. I stay inspired through my personal practice on and off the mat, and am excited to offer my teachings to empower people, just like you, to live boldly and courageously.”
With more than 10 years teaching experience and more than 8 in the business side of yoga, Sarah is the founder of the Hot Box Yoga and VNYSA, with Power Vinyasa Level 1 & 2 certification.
“… You can find me in alignment with humour in almost all of my moments. I would say that my fulfillment through Yoga comes from grounding my classes with inspiration, connection, challenge, empowerment, and an overall gratitude for this thing we call life, to support my students in finding comfort in their bodies, to trust in their inner and outer strength, and challenge them to grow into places they never recognized they could. I greatly believe that the body is so much more capable than the mind allows us to think, which is why I love movement so much. I’m an avid handstander, ex-dancer, runner, and dogless dog lover who originally hails from Vancouver Island, BC and the Big Island of Hawaii. This I recognize as the likely reason why I’m a lover of nature and adventure.”
Aili is currently based in Vancouver, Canada and teaches publicly full time at numerous studios – including classes like dynamic full body awakening Power Vinyasa classes, Yin, Hatha, Restorative and Pilates, rooted Mindfulness and Meditation. She also teaches along with local and international retreats, workshops, and online classes. Aili trained in Australia and throughout Canada and has been teaching full time for the past eight years.
"... I've been teaching yoga since 2014, honourably being a conduit of the knowledge I've received from my divine teachers. I've dedicated my life to the continual learning and practice of wholistic wellness, from the inside out. I view the practice of yoga as an ever-evolving process that changes alongside with us, and one that we can utilize as a car to continuously take us to our ever-evolving highest self and life. And because of that, my highest goal is to help empower others, just like you, to align deeper with their highest potential.”
Receiving two Bachelor’s Degrees in Health Sciences and Food and Nutritional Sciences, Patricia also encompasses education as a Dharma yoga, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi instructor, and has received her 200 hour alignment-based yoga training and 800 hour teacher training at the Dharma Yoga Center in New York.
“… I found yoga through an initial desire for physical movement, but as most come to find, that shifted into the mental, emotional and spiritual elements of the practice. From that one initial entry point, I soon found myself in the role of the teacher, embodying the various life-changing practices that are found within yoga. It brought me to a place of curious inquiry and appreciation for my uniqueness that I desire to share with as many people as I cross paths with. Throughout my 7 years of practice, a valuable lesson I have learned is that joy & knowledge grow when shared - which, is why I am so excited to teach and be part of the VNYSA YTT.”
Linda is trained in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, using certain methodologies of Anusara yoga to focus on strong sequencing and healthy alignment, who also encompasses a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.
VNYSΛ School of Yoga acknowledges that this work takes place on the traditional, unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Watuth), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations. We honour and give thanks to the people who have known, occupied, and protected these lands.