TEAM BIO

JEN MACDONALD

TEACHER

Jen grew up in Penticton, BC. At age 14, she moved to Winnipeg (leaving her family behind) to pursue dance. Coming from a dance background, 13 years dancing professionally with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Jen admits that she initially approached yoga with the “no pain, no gain” mentality she had while dancing. She was amazed at how much her practice shifted once she realized it wasn’t just about powering through the class, but taking it one posture, one breath, at a time. The yoga room became a space without judgement, somewhere to find coping mechanisms for life’s daily stresses and challenges.
After retiring from the RWB in 2011, everything fell into place and Jen completed her Moksha training in beautiful Victoria, BC in June, 2012. She taught at the Moksha studios in Winnipeg for several years before moving to Regina. And then her family’s dream came true! An opportunity to move them back home to BC…to Victoria!!  Jen loves sharing yoga practice with her hubby, and two little boys (her youngest is a Cystic Fibrosis Warrior). When not in the yoga studio, Jen is outside, breathing in the salty air, happily trading in her Sorels for rain boots.
Jen is continually inspired by the passion, support, and love within the Yoga Lab Yoga community. She’s always looking for new adventures, and would love to hear about your favourite place to explore on the Island! 
She teaches The Roots, Flow, Barre, and Prenatal classes. Jen has also completed MUTU Pro training and is excited to get classes going for Mamas postpartum. An opportunity to restore, reconnect, and realign.
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OUR TEAM

DARCI NYAL

CO-DIRECTOR, TEACHER

HEATHER MACLEOD

CO-DIRECTOR, TEACHER

ERIN KEIR

TEACHER

AGNES GAJ

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPIST

JEN MACDONALD

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MELISSA SMITH

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TIANNA ANDREWS

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WENDY DEBECK

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EMILY ALBERT

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KAMILA NOWAK

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MARY-ANN NYAL

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LIISA ROBINSON

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HEATHER FRAZER

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FIJI MCALPINE

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ASHLEY GRAHAM

COMMUNITY TEACHER

ROSE CORTEZ

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WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY

You're not the only one missing the studio... #Yog You're not the only one missing the studio... #YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity
Hot yoga. Home yoga. Still yoga. ⁠ ⁠ Landing Hot yoga.  Home yoga.  Still yoga. ⁠
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Landing in a yoga practice without the hot room has a level of vulnerability to it.  We know the practise room is a safe space of comfort where we can really show up for ourselves. ⁠
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At home, we have the phone ringing, kids running around, long to-do lists.  It's easy to land in the story of "I don't have time for this." ⁠
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Creating time for your practice is even more essential during times when the stress is highest. Come to your mat, fill your cup so you're better able to support your family, friends and community.⁠
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Nobody ever said, "I regret that yoga class." ⁠
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Support your practice online through live classes or OnDemands classes for only $59/month or $15/week. ⁠
Link's in the Bio!⁠
As we drop into another week with our "new normal" As we drop into another week with our "new normal", routines, gratitude and our mental health become more important than ever. ⁠
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We've been loving this start of week checking, it keeps small priorities moving forward without putting too much on our plate and leaving time to feel the things we need to feel. ⁠
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If I get stuck I'll remember: One small step in the right direction is all you need to create momentum. ⁠
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What's on your list? (we hope it's yoga 😘)⁠
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📷 @heyamberrae⁠
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Hi yogis and friends, it’s Kamila here! As much Hi yogis and friends, it’s Kamila here! As much as I miss the physicality and close connection of actually being at the studio greeting and guiding - I am so immensely thankful to have the opportunity to teach and practice online and have this community to connect to in a whole new way! ⁠
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We can take this time to really dive into caring for our own unique needs and listening truly to our own bodies, minds and breath - both on and off the mat. I hope you take comfort in knowing that we are all breathing moving, going through this together. This too shall pass. The sprouting revolutionary thought and questions and togetherness that is budding from this crazy time has a palpable energy, in a way the world is uniting!⁠
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The only constant in life is change; life feels very different right now, and it’s okay to have off days of course. Personally, I have had both good days and bad, and mixtures of the two, through it all I have held onto this imagery of us all being within metamorphosis. Caterpillars now in our cocoons, only to emerge soon as happy, healthy, peaceful free butterflies. ⁠
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May you be ~⁠
Namaste! ⁠
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This is your reminder to take some time to redisco This is your reminder to take some time to rediscover yourself and what sets your soul on fire. Follow your bliss. ⁠
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Happy Friday!⁠
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📷 @galadarling⁠
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"How do I Access the On-Demand Classes?" We've mad "How do I Access the On-Demand Classes?" We've made it even easier to be able to access the On-Demand classes. Sign in through any web browser to your Mindbody account. Select the On-Demand tab and watch your favourite class from the list! ⁠
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PRO TIPS: ⁠
• You must be in a web browser - On-Demand is not yet available on the app.⁠
• Be sure your browser isn't blocking popups⁠
• Tag us @yogalabwestshore (and your teacher)! We love to feel connected to practice, it helps put a smile on all of our faces.⁠
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💥NEW YOGA ON DEMAND💥⁠ ⁠ We are so excite 💥NEW YOGA ON DEMAND💥⁠
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We are so excited to be able to be now offering YOGA ON DEMAND as well as Live Online classes. ⁠
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What you need to know: ⁠
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1. Signing into live classes just got easier! Sign in to class through the Mindbody App, just like you would if you were coming for a studio class. You'll get an email confirmation for your class and a link 1 hour before class. ⁠
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2. Classes for @Yogalabvic and @yogalabwestshore will be available as On-Demand classes in Mindbody the next day for you to enjoy when you need them most.⁠
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3. Membership costs are being reduced to $59/month for all members. ⁠
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Want to learn more? Click the Linkin.Bio to learn more! ⁠
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Sending virtual hugs to those who need it today!⁠
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We know social distancing can be hard, so here's a Throwback Thursday to studio time with group hugs.⁠
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#YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity #YogaLabVic⁠
You asked we listened! We have so much gratitude t You asked we listened! We have so much gratitude to our students who have been giving us feedback to help improve our offerings and we've got some exciting things up our sleeves! ⁠
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We've been working hard on: ⁠
• Improving sound quality⁠
• Posting playlists in the stories when possible⁠
• Having more variety in our classes⁠
• Posting the next day's schedule the night before (check out our new highlight so you can jump right to the schedule)⁠ ... and a few more surprises coming later this week!⁠
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If you are a member and you've been having trouble accessing the classes please be sure to reach out to info@yogalabwestshore.ca and we'll be able to get you connect asap! ⁠
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If you're not a member, join us-- the link's in the bio!⁠
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#YogaLabVic #YogaLabWestshore #LabCommunity⁠
Have you been drinking enough water? Just because Have you been drinking enough water? Just because we're not in the hot room doesn't mean you don't need to be sippin' that sweet, sweet agua. ⁠
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Hydration plays an important role in keeping both your physical body and your mind happy. ⁠
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So drink up, buttercup!⁠

CONTACT US

311, 895 Langford Parkway (MAP)
Victoria, BC v9B 4V5
info@yogalabwestshore.ca

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