Yellow Yogi is a free resource for all things yoga in Victoria, BC. Yellow Yogi is dedicated to uniting and growing the yoga community through sharing information and social opportunities.
Yellow Yogi is a collective contribution from Victoria’s community of top yoga professionals, students and studio owners.
Ainsley Magno, Founder
In 2009, Yellow Yogi was founded by Ainsley Magno, a Certified Yoga Instructor dedicated to inspiring her students to unleash their greatness from within and live a life they love. Yoga is her access to living vibrantly!
Ainsley is also the CoFounder of LifeHouse Retreats (Yoga, Fitness and Personal Transformation Retreats) and the leader of the Brampton Yoga Meetup Group. She is featured on Rogers Daytime TV every month and is currently producing and hosting her first series on Rogers TV called La Vida Yoga. For more information visit her website.
Sarah Wade, Community Manager
Sarah is a dedicated yogini, mama, gardener and dancer. She has been practicing yoga for 13 years, and has studied yoga in Kerala, India, and at Pacific Rim College in Victoria for Yoga Therapy and Bodywork. She currently works part time as a yoga teacher/yoga therapist and thai massage therapist, and is a full time mother to Kindrie. She is excited to be the new administrator of the Yellow Yogi directory, and envisions creating an additional directory for Yoga Therapy, Yoga Therapists and the community of Victoria.
“In my yoga classes, I infuses themes from the seasonal cycles found in nature, and the interconnection of all beings. It is an immense joy to share this with others, and to see the impacts of yoga speak to the experience of being human. My classes are warm, contemplative and creative, with emphasis on safety of alignment. It is my intent for yoga to accompany you throughout your daily life – bringing truth, joy and light.”
~~A Letter from Sarah Wade on Monday June 24, 2013~~
Dear Victoria Yoga Community,
What an honour to be maintaining the Yellow Yogi website for the community of Victoria!! I am thrilled to be embarking on something new in my life, and providing service to the yoga community.
When I found out that the Yellow Yogi site was closing, I reflected on what a unique and outstanding resource it is. There simply aren’t many cities out there with a specialized directory focused on community, and supporting both yoga professionals and enthusiasts simultaneously!
With a young baby at home, and a part time Yoga Therapy and Thai Massage practice, I realized that I would like to help to keep the site going. It feels like it will be a fantastic way to create community and connections, while supporting an amazing network of people. For this, I would like to take a moment to thank Ainsley for the heartfelt contribution that she has created and for her time, effort and dedication to the yoga community of Victoria. It is a joy to be working with you! I am grateful, inspired and energized by your actions, and excited to get Yellow Yogi back online.
My vision for Yellow Yogi is to continue to provide a free forum for people to access and share information about yoga with a standard of excellence. I would like to bring back featured blogs and videos, showcase locally made yoga related products, and am open to new suggestions you may have for the Yellow Yogi site. What are your ideas? Please contact me, or visit the Facebook site to generate new conversations!
At the core of this vision is a new layer for Yellow Yogi – a Yoga Therapy Directory. This comes from my personal experience and passion, being a certified Yoga Therapist myself, and from a need for more information about the therapeutic aspects of Yoga for specific conditions. Professionals in the health and medical community are increasingly looking to refer their clients to qualified Yoga Therapists and reputable studios. With the new and emerging profession of Yoga Therapy, it is my intention that this directory be a uniting and expansive resource for all.
So there you have it – Yellow Yogi is back!! I look forward to meeting you in person or online soon.
With love, gratitude and laughter,
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar