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Yoga Retreats

  • Embracing Shakti: Women’s Retreat at Camp Friendship, near Prince George, BC

    Embracing Shakti: Women’s Retreat at Camp Friendship, near Prince George, BC

    Goddess Getaway - a 3-day late Summer weekend retreat

    At beautiful Camp Friendship near Prince George,BC September 15-18, 2016


  • Yoga & Spirit: Journey Into the Sacred in Sayulita, Mexico

    Yoga & Spirit: Journey Into the Sacred in Sayulita, Mexico


    Beat the Winter Blues with 7 Nights of Pure Bliss, Fun & Adventure

    A Yoga Retreat of Self Discovery – Sayulita, Mexico

    Feb 25 – Mar 4, 2017

  • Embracing Shakti: Connect to the Divine Feminine in Puglia, Italy

    Embracing Shakti: Connect to the Divine Feminine in Puglia, Italy

    Connect with your feminine spirit and rediscover your Inner Goddess.

    A Yoga Retreat in a Gorgeous Italy! – Puglia, Italia April 29 – May 6, 2017



  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion

    200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion

    November 24-December 10, 2017 ~ Melaque, Mexico

    If you love yoga and are ready to take the next step and embark on a truly transformational experience, read on...Come and experience living your yoga daily for 17 blissful days, in this beautiful, warm and sunny location. This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion is perfect for students who have at least one year of yoga practice and are looking for an opportunity to spend time completely immersed in traditional yoga lifestyle.


  • 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

    300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

    Spring & Fall 2017 ~ Penticton & Sorrento, BC

    You don’t have to travel to India to find an authentic immersion training. SOYA’s masterful, highly trained faculty offer a uniquely individualized, deeply transformative, safe and intimate teacher training. Take your training to the next level with daily practice in pranayama, asana, meditation and philosophy study while expanding and refining your teaching skills!


Meet Carla

Meet Carla

I started practicing yoga in 1996, the original motivation — to touch my toes! I had no idea the journey I was beginning to undertake would be so profound and transformational. Seventeen years later, I can touch my toes, and along the way I discovered that my talent and my passion has become helping others nourish their unique journey toward self discovery.

While most of my retreats and offerings are open to all, I am particularly passionate about helping women explore the divine feminine and embrace their indwelling power, the Shakti nature within. This work entails going deep, uncovering blocks, becoming embodied, balanced and strong on all levels, ultimately, becoming comfortable with feminine creativity, sexuality and personal power. As I continue the personal practice of embracing Shakti, I experience my evolution forward into myself. An increasingly empowering and liberating experience, I can’t help but feel compelled to help others (primarily women) experience this for themselves. Read more about my teaching philosophy, style and qualifications.

What's New

Kind Words

  • I went on this retreat for multiple reasons, but the two primary ones were to improve my yoga practice and to work through some personal/emotional issues that needed space, time and attention. This retreat gave me everything I needed and more than I could have expected. I would definitely do it again and would recommend it to anyone!

    Mexico Retreat
  • When I tell people that I spent a week in Mexico at a yoga retreat they respond with "what a great idea". And yes, it was a great idea. The timing was perfect, I mean who wouldn't want to get out of the snow and cold and spend a week doing yoga to the sound of birds singing, the waves crashing and children playing. Carla made the experience fabulous by teaching us new routines and introducing us to new meditation techniques. Besides doing yoga we learned how to Salsa dance and how to cook Mexican food, and the complimentary massage made you feel so relaxed. The whole experience is well worth repeating.

    Mexico Retreat
  • This experience was my first yoga retreat and I was worried that I would possibly get bored of the yoga,
    or worse, not be able to keep up. Both of these worries were completely unfounded and I thoroughly enjoyed
    myself! The yoga was really wonderful, and the off time was a lot of fun as well. I would absolutely do
    another yoga retreat with Carla - all the details were taken care of, it was easy to relax and just enjoy.

    Susan, Mexico Retreat
  • The Sayulita Retreat far surpassed any expectations I initially had. Carla did a superb job in mastering the logistics! Her attention to detail was fantastic and I felt I was in very good hands all week. I will consider this an annual vacation or at least every few years. I felt energized and am ready to take on all that life brings. Thanks Carla!

    Mexico Retreat
  • I had never attended a yoga retreat before and had no idea what to expect (gong bath?? really, what was I getting myself into??). The week in Sayulita with Carla and the rest of the group turned out to be a great balance of yoga practice and fun in the sun. Lots of laughs! I am so glad I took a leap of faith and attended this retreat. It was exactly what my body and soul needed.

    AL, Mexico Retreat
  • Greeting each day with a morning class at the open studio space in Sayulita was a delightful and uplifting experience. I looked forward to every day. Carla is a thoughtful instructor with great attention to detail.

    CB, Mexico Retreat
  • Practices were amazing... interwoven with the whole warm, peaceful, tropical environment they were sublime. Lots of new learnings as well as comfortable standbys and interesting challenges. You are such a gifted teacher dear Carla. I couldn't have asked for more in the practices.

    Beth, Evolving Consciousness Yoga Retreat 2013
  • I went into the retreat not knowing what to expect and being a little anxious I came out of it a much stronger person both physically and emotionally. A big thank you to Carla for having the vision to bring a group of such dynamic people together in this amazing space.

    Joy, Evolving Consciousness Yoga Retreat 2013
  • The most impressive part of the retreat was Carla. She is sincere, knowledgeable, helpful and inspiring. Her understanding of yoga, her passion for conscious self awareness fills everyone around her with a deep understanding of purpose, awareness and self improvement.

    Normand, Evolving Consciousness Yoga Retreat 2013
  • Having recently moved back to Prince George, I was delighted to learn there was such an amazing yoga community here.
    The retreat was a great way for me to get to know my fellow yoginis and to restore my spirit so that I can move
    into the coming winter with the light of the sacred feminine burning brightly. Thank-you thank-you thank-you.

    Terri, Embracing Shakti Women’s Weekend Yoga Retreat
  • Loved the light and sounds at early morning practice, the waterfall was great, the dinner Thursday was wonderful, and swimming in the warm water was lovely. I met some amazing women on this trip. Carla your practices are always thoughtful and thought provoking, it was great learning about the koshas. Lovely to see the joy people experience.

    Carol, Evolving Consciousness Yoga Retreat 2013
  • Carla, you have the gift of sharing your knowledge with love and compassion,
    and that is why I will continue to practice with you. Thank you!

    JM, Embracing Shakti Women’s Weekend Yoga Retreat
  • Thank you so much, Carla, for the wonderful Shakti retreat! I feel so lucky to have been a part of such a wonderful group of people in an amazing setting. The food was delicious and the location beautiful. I would go again in a heartbeat. It was a weekend to remember!

    RM, Embracing Shakti Women’s Weekend Yoga Retreat
  • The Embracing Shakti retreat was an empowering experience! There was a wide variety of yoga activities in a great setting, and with a wonderful group of people. Carla provided a fun, nurturing and enlightening weekend and I’m looking forward to the next one!

    Vicki, Embracing Shakti Women’s Weekend Yoga Retreat
  • Carla's Yoga Retreat at Camp Morice was an experience that I will never forget. There was a mixture of breathing exercises, poses, inversions, spirituality, meditation, free flowing dance, ceremonies and lots of great food. New friendships were made and old friendships rekindled. I feel stronger and more powerful than I did before attending this retreat. Thank you so much, Carla, for hosting and leading us through the many growth exercises.

    EML, Embracing Shakti Women’s Weekend Yoga Retreat
  • An experience that no one should miss, it really fed my soul.

    Bonnie, Embracing Shakti Women’s Weekend Yoga Retreat
  • Carla's retreat was extraordinary. The two daily yoga sessions nicely framed the day while allowing us time in between to do our own thing. Carla is an excellent teacher who really knows her stuff but is also fun and compassionate. I loved the extras too - cooking lesson, gong bath, salsa dance lesson, massage etc. My practice has already shifted and even thought I am "back in my life" I feel I will be able to retain the focus I left Mexico with. Thank you!The retreat with Carla was a wonderful experience. I came home well rested, refreshed, and inspired to continue on with a more regular yoga practise.

    Mexico Retreat

Weekly Yoga Classes


Pre-Natal Yoga | 5:15-6:30pm
consecutive 6 week sessions

Core Power Hour | 7:00-8:00pm

YIN Yoga | 8:30-9:30pm


Warm Chinook Flow | noon-1:00pm


Breath of Bliss | 9-11:15am

Yin Fusion | noon-1:00pm


YIN Yoga | 9:00-10:15am

at Chinook Yoga, Prince George, BC