About Semperviva Yoga Studios in Vancouver
At Semperviva we believe that Yoga is for every body, regardless of age or ability. We make it easy for everyone to get started doing yoga. Our yoga classes will help you get in shape and release the stress of everyday life. We will introduce you to important principles of alignment, tools for concentration and the essential skills to help you relax deeply.
If you’ve been practicing for a while, we can help you find new inspiration, through more challenging classes, and the multitude of workshops and trainings we offer with master teachers from around the world.
We believe that yoga is the key to leading an inspired life, that is why we specialize in what we do and strive to deliver you the best yoga experiences possible.
Semperviva Yoga has grown into four yoga studios in the Vancouver area and is internationally recognized as a leader in Yoga Teacher Training.
- in creating the most welcoming environments possible to practice yoga
- in providing you with the most experienced, inspiring teachers
- in offering all styles of yoga to suit different needs
- that yoga will help you reach your health goals
- in the power of yoga to transform lives
- that yoga is a mind body discipline
- in giving back to our community
- that yoga is a transformative practice and no one should ever feel intimidated in joining any class.
The Meaning of “Semperviva”
I remember the day my husband Scott and I discovered the Semperviva flower. We were hiking through a hillside fortress, on the island of Kythera, my ancestral home. I spotted a vibrant yellow flower among the rocks and was struck by how vivid and alive the flower was despite being surrounded by stone. Later that day, I asked my aunt if she knew what the flower was called; “Semperviva, (always living)” was her response.
Back in Vancouver, one year later, while I was struggling to find any meaning, joy or sense of health in my job as a pharmacist, Scott and I began planning a small, neighbourhood business. Its only purpose was to help people feel better. When it came time to choose a name for our business, the word, “Semperviva” popped into my head. Our business was meant to symbolize that radiant life force that thrives even in the harshest of environments. The concrete structures of the city, the buildings, the sidewalks, and the roads were the equivalent of the craggy rocks of Kythera. Our clients and friends are that bright yellow flower, the souls that are brilliant and thriving despite the hardships that life presents.