Client Reviews

Today’s class with Antonella was by far the BEST yoga class I had, ever.  Thanks so much to make us happy.  I am sure the whole group feels the same way.

Jasmina V., ADP

I’m writing to say THANKS for offering a back-relieving yoga class.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Alexandra’s Monday evening sessions – she’s fantastic.  I came to this a complete yoga neophyte with a high degree of skepticism, but I have to say that my back has felt better since starting this class than it’s felt for a VERY long time.  She is a great instructor, and this class has done more for my overall back health and general sense of well-being than really any other form of exercise or physiotherapy I’ve done yet.

Many thanks.

John D.

I have had several Pilates teachers over the years (UK/here) and Reet is a really good instructor. Very clear instructions, great demonstrations and also warnings about what to avoid. We get through a lot in each class and I know that I have worked hard – I can feel a tangible improvement all round.

Melanie M.

Testimonials from our “Yoga & Wine Holiday” with Sunny and Alexandra:

Every activity was well organized and you know Osoyoos very well so the selection of winery, even the order of winery was perfect. Watermark was very nice resort and right in front of the beach, yoga classes and massage were very satisfying. The best was people who joined and you and Alexandra. We got connected easily and had so much fun together. I felt every moment of the trip was so precious. Even hiking was very breathtaking. I was glad you took us there. If I was by myself, I wouldn’t know the spectacular lookouts. I like the idea of Yoga + xxxxx as we get connected spiritually through yoga and keep positive atmosphere together. You are not just being so hot, but also very considerate and funny 🙂 I would definitely join your future events, Sunny.
Keiko S.

Thank you for organizing the event!! It was great fun and I did not want it to end. I am looking forward to the events coming up and can not wait to join to Wine & Yoga Holiday 😀 It was beyond expectation; room and food were spectacular. I had great time and met great people. I enjoyed Yoga in the morning. It was a great way to start a day. You and Alexandra are awesome!!
Yukiko A.

Thanks Ladies… I had a great time!! It was really well planned, fun and I enjoyed meeting everyone.
Betty L.

Loved it!! I had an amazing time and certainly I will be there in 2014.
Wanda L.

I wanted to let you know that I think Reet (Friday pilates) is an excellent instructor!! I really enjoy her class.

Pam Boudraa, Mercer

Testimonials from our “April Bliss Night” with Sunny and Alexandra:

  • Very relaxing, great atmosphere.
  • Today’s class I felt more connected during yoga class. It was nice and calm and massage was excellent! It was very relaxing. I feel I’m more balanced mentally and spiritually. Thanks Sunny and Alexandra.
  • Love the gentle loving atmosphere. Love the two hours. Can really let go in this space. Love, love, love Bliss Nights! Thank you.
  • Really lovely session. Thank you so much.
  • Thank you very much for tonight. It was a wonderful return to yoga for me.
  • I would like to come every month 🙂
  • Today especially I feel like I am radiating positivity after the class. I have recommended this to friends.

Naomi as an instructor in addition to being very personable she is very good at demonstrating a movement and then going through the class to provide feedback and correct the students form when warranted. As someone who has not done Pilates before I find this very helpful as I am often not sure whether or not I am doing it right.

Paul K., Coast Underwriters Ltd.

Testimonials from our “Back Relieving Hatha Yoga” series with Alexandra:

  • It has definitely helped reduce the amount of pain that I regularly have in my back.
  • I would recommend this class to people I know especially if they want to concentrate on their back and spine.
  • I have attended classes with Alexandra and Tara off and on over the past few years. They help with pain and stress and are a nice balance to sports.
  • I enjoy classes at Vancouver Corporate Yoga. Thank you!!
  • Yes! My back felt better after every class.
  • Looking forward to the next session!
  • I really enjoyed the Back Relieving yoga classes. It was very helpful in relaxing my back.

Testimonials from our “Yoga for Golfers” series with Alexandra:

  • I gained some valuable meditations, poses and balance to hopefully improve my golf game. It’s been a real pleasure. So glad I took these classes. Alexandra is such a great teacher and you can feel she really cares about you getting value from her class. Loved it!!
  • I particularly liked learning the warm-up and post-golf exercises and the BackMitra. Alexandra was great!

Testimonials from our “Yoga for Plus Size Women” series with Sunny:

  • You created a very safe environment for us. I needed that, especially a safe place to come to class and I felt very comfortable. I am very happy you introduced us to the different types of yoga. I have discovered Restorative Yoga! Thank you.
  • Thank you! Sunny you created a great safe, encouraging and challenging mix throughout the classes. You have a great spirit and are very good at working with plus size clients. xo
  • Absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed my intro to yoga!
  • Both the plus size and the restorative classes went beyond my expectations. Super experience!!
  • Excellent class for those with little yoga experience. Helps gain confidence! Thank you.

I wanted to let you know how wonderful we thought Nichole was. Her class was a great introduction to yoga for our beginners and with modifications, was great even for our more experienced participants. She was humorous, easy to follow and made yoga fun. I also received positive feedback from others.

Claudia Cippiciani, Fairmont Waterfront

Hi Sunny,

I spoke with you on the phone about a month ago as I was considering taking yoga.

First of all, you were so wonderful to talk to, thank you. We chatted a bit and I explained that I have major back issues, (2 spinal surgeries and spent 8 months flat on my back). That was a quite a few years ago and I still have a lot of issues with my back. I had been a hard core gym fanatic for the last 7 years up until last December when my back issues resurfaced but in different ways. I haven’t been able to work out since…many chiro, physio and massage visits did nothing really…just put a band aid on the problems. You explained how yoga would probably help me.

I have been taking yoga at your studio for about a month now and all I can say is WOW!! I ‘already’ feel much better, totally LOVE the classes and your instructors are wonderful. I don’t wake up in the morning feeling like I’m 110 years old. I’m getting toned and fit again! My happy endorphins are coming out big time! Love Antonella. LOVE the candlelight sessions with Nichole. I have been telling everyone I know to take enroll in your classes.

I am a happy girl again, and I thank you and your instructors for making me feel fabulous once again.

Your classes Rock! Thank you!

Cynthia Morris, BFL CANADA

Hello Sunny,

Just wanted to let you know that all of us here at ActiveState that are taking Yoga love it!!!!!!!!!! Also, we really enjoy the three ladies! All of them are great. Just wanted to say that Tara one of your new employees is absolutely amazing! She really understands us and helps everyone out. Plus we really feel the work out too! So we know its working.

We also really enjoy Alexandra and Antonella who come on Mondays and Fridays! And again we couldn’t ask for better people! We all feel so good afterwards and for myself this is the first time I was able to relax my mind!

Thank you

Shawn Fullerton, ActiveState Software Inc.

I have been attending your Yoga classes at the downtown location for about a year now and I have to say that I am so blessed that I have been able to access your classes at such reasonable rates. You have the most wonderful teachers. I have attended Dan’s and Heather’s classes and feel that they give such personal attention to each and every student. I started doing Yoga to get better but now I come as I enjoy it so much and it has become a part of me. I cannot thank you enough for providing such an opportunity. Bless You. Have a great day.

Regards,
Rati Arora

Thank you so much for the service you provide. Lunch time workouts are just perfect for “Corporate Moms” such as myself who don’t have a lot of time to fit in exercise at home with 2 little kids underfoot!

Christine Sidal, Legal Corporate Clerk

I have to say I really enjoyed my first class! So much so I can’t wait until Thursday to do it all over again. I felt good for days after! Now I’m just trying to figure out what took me so long to discover Yoga.

Have a nice day,
D., Canada Border Services Agency

We’re really enjoying Dan’s classes – also Paulina’s classes – they’re both great!

Janice Hansen, Koffman Kalef LLP, Business Lawyes

Everyone in the class absolutely ADORES Amari. She is such a great teacher, so knowledgeable, looking out for everyone and their individual needs/aches/pains. She is a brilliant person and teacher. WE LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And she makes us work work work!!! We cannot say enough good things about her and her approach to pilates!

Cathy Figol, Department of Justice Canada

I loved the classes and I know that everyone who participated did as well. Thank you for everything and please thank Connie for us.

Take care,
Jessica Thomas, Lija Style

Dan’s great. I just wish I could take two classes a week to work out some more of the stiffness!

Michelle Richards, Stantec

Dan is a great teacher. You know something happens to you when you turn 50. You get stiffer every day. I need this class big time!

Margaret Dutilloy, Amec

Classes with Shannon are great. She tailors the asanas to what we would like to work on. She’s also very accommodating of different abilities, giving easier and more difficult variations for most poses. When she teaches us a new, more intermediate/advanced pose, she’s very good at “warming up” the part of our body the new pose works on.

Alina Chung, EIT, CH2MHILL

Dan is a fantastic yoga instructor and I enjoy going to his classes.

Yvonne Liu, BMO Bank of Montreal

Dan’s classes are really quite good. He seems to really enjoy his Yoga practice and that comes through in how he leads the class…and explains all poses and alternate poses very well.

Over the last year of taking Yoga with your group…its been really interesting to see the different techniques used by all of the instructors. I really feel fortunate to have access to this class so close to my office…and the benefits from Yoga have been huge for me. Just learning to breath into a new variety of stretches…especially before my weekly club soccer training sessions or a weekend game is just one of the small benefits.

Ken Barlow, Rogers Communications Inc.

I have been enjoying the classes with Paulina and Trisha. I thought I would feel very tired after the class but I feel so refresh and energized.

I look forward to the classes every Tuesday and Thursday.

Phyllis Q., Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Alexandra is a wonderful instructor!!!! I find that she helps me relax during a busy hectic day!

Colleen Sideroff, Paralegal, Harper Grey LLP, Barristers & Solicitors

I wanted to let you know that I am new to Yoga, I tried Sept – Dec on Monday’s and I am enjoying it immensely. I am thankful it is available at our work as life is so hectic after work that there is no ‘me’ time until this came here. I thank you for being willing to come here to Guildford to do this!!

Regards,
Mary Krajsek, ICBC Claims Contact Adjuster

I really like the yoga classes. I like that style of yoga and find it a good mix of “work” and relaxation.

Kelly Kovach, Speech Language Pathologist, Three Bridges Community Health Centre

Sunny: I just returned from my Yoga class conducted by Dan and just want to make sure I drop you a note to say how much I enjoy Dan’s classes. His routine is always fresh and he takes the time to correct when he needs to. I always leave his class refresh and feeling that I had a good workout. Good work often goes unreported and I want to let you know that Dan does good work.

Meng Salaysay, Legal Assistant, TCG International Inc.

Hi Sunny,

BTW, I really like Coco, our new yoga instructor. She challenges us without making it too difficult, and I’ve been learning a lot from her.

Just thought you would like to know.

Bethany Seto, Website Content Specialist, Canaccord Capital

Dear Sunny,

Thank you for providing the yoga class for our Health & Safety Conference.

It was nice meeting you. Everyone really enjoyed the class, and it was great that you made it fun and easy for them. You did an outstanding job. We should have had yoga classes every morning of the conference.

I hope we can do it again sometime!

Yours truly,
SNC-Lavalin Inc.
Tony Horton
Senior Vice President
Corporate Health & Safety

I would like to let you know how I love the Pilates course with Anita and the Belly, Buns and Thighs class with Ana. I’ve been going to your yoga classes for one month now and my back pain is all gone. I feel very good. I sleep better and I have more energy.

Continue the good work!

I really love it.

Sylvie Croteau

It has been about 8 months since I started the yoga classes with Vancouver Corporate Yoga @ Metrotown and have noticed a remarkable change in my body & life.

Essentially, I decided it was time to do something about the pain in my left hip from (result of a roller blading injury from 5 years previous). I was experiencing a lot of joint & muscle pain, headaches, backaches, etc. In general, not a physically well person. As soon as I discovered that there would be Yoga classes in our newly built gym, I signed up. What did I have to lose??

Well, I no longer have back pain, headaches, or joint stiffness – almost got the kink out of my left hip (I’m sure I will see an end to that discomfort soon too). I certainly have more energy now and my body has toned up significantly leading me to lose a couple of dress sizes in the process. I’ve received many comments on how much better I look now. And when you’re in your mid-Fifties, every little bit of help to look better and fit is a bonus to living a fuller life.

If you offered classes everyday – I’d be one of the first to sign up!!!

Sunny, Thank You for offering us your Yoga services. I hope I speak for all the other participants when I say, It’s been Great and Please don’t Stop!!!

Namaste!!

Marlene Nazarov, KPMG MSLP

I just wanted to pass along how much I enjoy Shannon’s classes. She is Amazing.

Helena Santos

I am currently registered in the Pilates classes on Mondays, at the Scotia Tower and I really am enjoying it. The instructor, Anita, is excellent!

Jody-Ann Edman, TSX Venture Exchange

I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our yoga instructor; he’s my favourite. Dan always asks us how we are feeling, and what type of a yoga practice we’d like to have. He’s always patient with people who have little sense of balance, like me. And he has a good sense of humour.

Thanks,
Susan Brown

Just wanted to say Tara Rocks! She was subbing a yoga class at the Scotia Tower and I really enjoyed the class. She really says the right things as we do the postures, and keeps things light too.

Nancy (Lauren) Smith, Mutual Fund Associate, Assante Financial Management Ltd.

I have to tell you that since my mastectomy last year, it’s been a bit of a long road back to feeling like myself again. The yoga has been a huge part of why I feel stronger and healthier than ever. I don’t know why I didn’t start this years ago!

Trish A.

I’m really enjoying the lunchtime classes – yoga and pilates with Hillary, Kreg and Hector – thanks so much for making them available AND affordable.

Michelle Hart

I am attending the Pilates and the 2 Yoga sessions and am really enjoying the convenience of being able to attend at lunch time. Your instructors are very nice and knowledgeable.

Jackie Speth

Thank you for the wonderful classes and instructors. I know that I feel invigorated, mentally and physically after each class and look anxiously forward to the next one. I have tried yoga on my own, from cards and videos and in other class situations but the atmosphere and the instruction and the variety your studio offers has been the best I have experienced by far. I am eager to continue gaining knowledge and growing in my practice with your assistance.

Thanks again.
Brenda Schorn

Vancouver Corporate Yoga have set my staff on fire, and their early morning class is a tremendous way to start the day! The personal interest they displayed in the well being of my employees truly enhanced their experience. A fun, challenging atmosphere was created, with lots of encouragement, patience and guidance. Definitely the best way to combat stress, and re-energize yourself.

Captain Tyrone Green, Canadian Forces

I have been taking Yoga classes with Vancouver Corporate Yoga since November of last year; Mondays with Sunny and Wednesday’s with Ariel. Both ladies are experienced Yoga instructors, and have great sense of humour which makes the classes very enjoyable. I have noticed a remarkable difference in my joints and muscle toning. I look forward to my Yoga classes – not just for exercise but because it’s Fun.

Thanks

Bev Elchuk, Royal Bank of Canada

As a graphic designer I work in a high stress deadline driven industry. For the last few years I have suffered back, neck, and shoulder problems as a result of working long hours in front of the computer. I have not seen my chiropractor since I started doing yoga with Sunny! Back problems are a distant memory! My stress level has also decreased enormously.

Thank you Sunny for all your help.

Fiona Gamiet, Graphic Designer

Wow Sunny, I can’t begin to say how much I love attending your classes; you and your co-workers (Ariel and Tara) are great!

As a runner my legs were feeling tight and I was concerned it would affect my stride and cause injuries. But I still skimped on my stretching and my usual stretch routine was not very comprehensive. Once I started with Vancouver Corporate Yoga, I was hooked! The fact that the classes are at my workplace makes it easy for me to attend and fit into my day (it’s “auto-scheduled” because of the lunch hour class time) – and because I am at the office, I have already arrived at class (no commute to a gym!). As for the workout, I am stretching places that I didn’t know existed! No more hamstring woes for me – “pigeon” anyone?

Some unexpected bonuses though:

1. The classes are a wonderful break in the day and the week. I look forward to your classes as they not only work out the body but refresh the mind and mood.

2. Call me crazy but I think all that spinal stretching has made me taller because my jeans are noticeably shorter. Sceptics may say that the dryer shrunk my jeans and that may be so but then why are they not tighter? Either way, I win!

Thanks so much Sunny for introducing the practice of yoga to me!

Marie Mark

Yoga for me has been the complete work-out. For years, I would rush off to the gym to get my work-out in, only to leave after an hour, not feeling very relaxed and often rushed.

With yoga, I’m not only getting a great work-out in, I am refreshed as well as relaxed at the end of it. Complete body and soul fitness. The increased flexibility has not hurt my golf game either.

John Bennett, VP Sales

I wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the classes……I’ve been having a hard time finding a yoga teacher I like but Hillary is great!

Danika Midtdal, Taiga Forest Products

I just wanted to tell you how thrilled I am with whole pilates/yoga thing that we have going on. I love that I can drop in on whatever class on whatever day. Very convenient and it’s just made such a change in my life.

Thanks so much for being there.

Ruth-Ann Spencer

A great way to spend a lunch hour. It is truly one of the best yoga classes I have attended, proving to be a challenging, yet enjoyable workout and taught by a patient, encouraging and knowledgeable instructor.

Alaina Buckingham, Library Technician

I enjoyed Brenda as our instructor. Her exercises flowed one into another and I liked her focus on the stretching. Thanks for offering these sessions to us. It’s like the calm in the “eye of the storm” during our workday.

Karen Pope, Alderwoods Group

Having Sunny come to our workplace has made a world of difference. I didn’t realize how little I stretched in my daily life and how this led to cramping and stiffness in my neck and back, especially when I’m on the computer. I am more in touch with my posture and breath, and try not to hold my shoulders up when I am tense.

I’ve always wanted to try yoga but have never gone out of my way to try it, and now I don’t have to! It is even nicer than I ever imagined it would be and a good workout too!

Chantal, Reservation Clerk, HR MacMillan Space Centre

Sunny’s classes are amazing and fun! I have never taken yoga before until Corporate Yoga was offered to our building. I cannot believe what a difference Yoga has made in my life. I now feel more flexible and noticed that I have a much better posture! Sunny is absolutely fantastic and I would definitely recommend her classes to everyone!

If you want a really good ab workout, Hector is definitely the one to give that to you! Not only do his classes help tone and firm all parts of your body, his classes are a lot of fun. Pilates with Hector has made a huge difference in my life and I feel great after each class. I look forward to all his classes and recommend Pilates with Hector to everyone!

Anna Hurly

Here are my thoughts on my experience of the yoga classes at TD Tower so far.

The beneficial effects of the weekly yoga classes (sense of well-being, feeling relaxed, looking kindly and patiently upon my fellow human beings) last for 3-4 days!

After the first couple of classes, the muscles in my legs and arms were already appreciable firmer and stronger.

I am finding myself drawn more often to foods that are good for my body, and I appreciate how my body feels when I eat well.

Both Ariel and Brenda are excellent. I feel terrific!

Beth Regehr

Sunny teaches a 1 hr. class at noon. She is a terrific instructor she’s very knowledgeable and is able to work with students at all levels in the same class! I highly recommend her yoga classes to others what a great de-stressor in the middle of the day!

Lesley McIntosh, Sierra Systems

Just wanted to let you know that I am thoroughly enjoying the yoga classes!

First, it has really helped me with my back – I used to constantly have back pains but since I have started yoga I feel so much better. It is easy to get out of bed!!!

Secondly, I feel less stressed and is giving me a sense of peace and appreciating my inner self.

Thank You

Dilshad Verjee, Capital Concepts Group

The little things really do make a difference. Sunny’s approach and attitude makes her a great yoga instructor! We here at the Vancouver Museum love Thursdays now.

Meredith Areskoug, Visitor Services Assistant, Vancouver Museum

Yoga with Sunny has been the absolute best thing I have done for myself lately. After a car accident last year, nothing has made my back feel stronger and less painful than yoga.

After one class with Sunny I was hooked!

Tara Castley

Just wanted to let you know that I have definitely seen an improvement to my flexibility since joining your classes. I often experienced stiffness when I woke up in the morning and this has disappeared. I look forward to further improvement taking place. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Linda Condie, Manager Business Support, HSBC Bank Canada

I have tried many other sports, such as swimming, biking, running, and I can honestly say that nothing has made me feel as good as yoga. It leaves you feeling stronger, more flexible, while calming your mind, leaving you feeling more relaxed. It is an overall workout for the body and the mind.

Thanks,
Ingrid Hanses

Yoga has been a surprising experience for me. Not only have I had chronic back problems due to 3 car accidents, but I have had stiffness in my ankles from previous injuries which has been compounded by taking up running. Since starting yoga, my ankles are no longer stiff in the mornings and I can feel a difference in my back and hips. I am happy to say that after years of monthly chiropractor appointments, I can finally see that there will be an end! Last but not least, what a surprise it was for me to find that not only is yoga great for stretching, but it is also an excellent toning workout that leaves me flushed and feeling every muscle in my body. Overall, it’s been a fantastic experience.

Shelley Koehli, D Manning & Associates Inc.

Corporate Yoga (Sunny) has made me a Yoga addict! I truly believe that your Yoga “experience” is all in the instructor. I have found Sunny and all of her instructors to be fabulous and motivating. They really are advocates of ” going at your own pace” and “there should be no pain in Yoga”…their classes are not intimidating at all… thus my new love for Yoga!

Melanie Macauley

Vancouver Corporate Yoga has allowed me to offer our tenants that bit extra for their employees, making my job of creating a good working environment that bit easier. I have only received rave reviews about Sunny’s classes!

Thank You Sunny!

Chantell Van Rijswijk, Standard Life Realty Advisors

Sunny conducts very interesting classes. No 2 lesson is the same and it is never boring nor repetitive.

Daisy Yeo, IFC Planning Group Inc., Assante Financial Mgmt. Ltd.

I was involved in a car accident almost two years ago which has really hampered my ability to participate in physical activities. Sunny’s yoga classes have been a great way to get me back on track! My back feels stronger, my movement is less restricted, I’m sleeping better, I’ve got more energy, and I think less about my pain… I just can’t say enough great things about these classes! Yoga with Sunny is a wonderful way to increase flexibility, reduce stress, and feel better overall.

Thank You Sunny!

Natalie Rivas

Sunny facilitated our Corporate Yoga session with an emphasis on health and relaxation. Her professional and fun attitude contributed greatly to our regional sales meeting.

Cheers,

Damian Kettlewell, Sales Manager, Obie Media

I joined Sunny’s sessions as a yoga virgin and fell immediately in love with it. Her exercises help me find the long-lost tranquility for my body and mind.

Thank you Sunny…Keep up the great work!

Laura Chu, Chinese Translation, HSBC Bank Canada

Hi Sunny,

Fantastic! That’s how I feel after all my classes with Sunny and Ariel. I didn’t know that yoga could be so enlightening.

Lisa

Regarding Kreg’s teaching abilities: A wonderful teacher and a pleasure to learn from for a gentle form of yoga.

Arlene Field, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.

I used to be an amateur athlete, competing for the Olympics in Gymnastics. I was very fit and flexible. However, life and age caught up to me and I was growing out of my clothes. Simply climbing up a flight of stairs was getting to be a chore. However, after 6 weeks of one hour a day, twice weekly sessions with Hillary and Craig of Sunny Trim’s Vancouver Corporate Yoga, I was a new woman. I am getting control of my weight gain, stretching unused muscles (gently, of course) and feeling better about myself all over. I truly enjoyed the classes, and particularly the instructors. A great big THANK YOU.

Marie Kjasgaard