Yoga Classes/Workshops/Retreats


icon_classes1Ongoing – Tues. & Thurs. 5:30~7 pm

Hatha Yoga Classes in Nelson, BC

Classes integrate body, mind,and spirit, interweaving physical postures with yoga philosophy and psychology. The heart-centered style is gentle and compassionate, while also strengthening, energetic and awakening. Postures are practiced with steadiness and ease, which develops concentration, flexibility, relaxation, and peace of mind.

The Moving Centre, 533 Baker st, Nelson BC


May 5-10, 2014

Heart Yoga Teacher Training – Level One

Nelson BC
(See the Teacher Training section of the website for more details)
To register or for more info contact Karuna at email hidden; Please enable javascript.


Friday May 30, 7-9pm Saturday May 31, 10-4pm

The Joy of Heart Yoga in Toronto

Fringe Creation Lab: 720 Bathurst St, Suites 401-403
$80/$100 per person (student/working)
To register and for more info: write Gwen at email hidden; Please enable javascript.


Friday June 6 7-9pm Sat, June 7, 10-4pm

The Joy of Heart Yoga in Ottawa

To register and for more info: write Terry at email hidden; Please enable javascript.


August 11-17, 2014icon_tipi

Yoga at the Tipi Camp, with Karuna and Paul Erickson

You can attend for 3 or 6 nights: August 11-14; August 14-17; or August 11-17. (see the Tipi Yoga section of the website for more details)

To register contact Paul or Karuna at: email hidden; Please enable javascript. or call 250-229-4793


Sept 15-20, 2014

Heart Yoga Teacher Training – Level Two

Nelson BC
(See the Teacher Training section of the website for more details)
To register or for more info contact Karuna at email hidden; Please enable javascript.


October 24, 2014 7-9pm October 25,2014 10:30am-4:30pm
The Joy of Heart Yoga

Cranbrook, BC
Exhale Yoga Studio
To register, contact Brenda at http://exhaleyogastudio.ca


January 25 – February 6, 2015
Yoga Retreat in Bali

(See the Bali section of the website for more details)
To register or for more info contact Karuna at email hidden; Please enable javascript.


May 4-9, 2015

Heart Yoga Teacher Training – Level Three

Nelson BC
(See the Teacher Training section of the website for more details)
To register or for more info contact Karuna at email hidden; Please enable javascript.


Comments from students:

“I have faith, entering the class each week, that you will be there with creativity, a surprise or two, good humour, and poetry. That is a wonderful thing to be able to rely on, week after week, in this crazy world. So I rarely ever have to debate whether or not to go to class, it’s just a given… I just go, trusting.” – Bill

“What a spectacular day. It was by far the best yoga workshop I have ever attended. I feel very blessed to have been able to attend.”- Kassandra

“Personally, it was my first time experiencing such a deep spiritual and emotional yoga workshop. I feel blessed that I was directed your way. I did not know what to expect out of the workshop but by the end, I had tears in my eyes. I was glad all those folks were open to sharing their love with me as well. It was so touching.” – Stephanie

“I want to relay to you how much I enjoyed the work shop this afternoon. It truly was the most beautiful and heartfelt five hours that I have experienced . Such positive energy and love you exude. I can’t believe how in five hours 25 people , some total strangers, became so connected. The whole day was radiant. I would love to attend more retreats put on by you. Thank you ,thank you ,thank you.” – Betty


Refund Policy for Courses and Workshops:

Your deposit reserves your place in the course. Eight weeks prior to the beginning of a course, full payment is required.  If you choose to cancel before 8 weeks prior to the beginning of a course, you will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administration fee.

  • Within 8 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will receive 50% of their deposit.
  • Within 6 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will be charged 25% of the course fee.
  • Within 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will be charged 50% of the course fee.
  • Within 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, a cancelled registrant will be charged 75% of the course fee.
  • No refunds are provided less than 2 weeks prior to courses, except in emergency situations which will be considered on an individual case basis.

In cases of cancellation, it may be possible to transfer payment to future courses. A percentage of the course fee will be charged, depending on the time of cancellation, with the remainder being applied to payment for the future course (6 weeks prior to course charge is 20%, 4 weeks 30%, 2 weeks 40%, less than 2 weeks 50%).

Heart Yoga Center and Karuna and Paul Erickson reserve the right to reschedule or cancel courses based on our minimum registration requirement. This decision will be made no later than 3 weeks before a scheduled start date.  If a course is cancelled or rescheduled, 100% of all payment will be refunded or transferred if desired by the registrant.

  • We are all struggling, none of us has gone far.
    Let your arrogance go, and look around inside
    The blue sky opens out farther and farther,
    The daily sense of failure goes away,
    The damage I have done to myself fades,
    A million suns come forward with light,
    When I sit firmly in this world.
    I hear bells ringing that no one has shaken,
    Inside “love” there is more joy than we know of,
    Rain pours down although the sky is clear of clouds,
    There are whole rivers of light.
    The  universe is shot through in all its parts
    By a single sort of love.
    How hard it is to feel that joy in all our bodies!
    Those who hope to be reasonable about it fail.
    The arrogance of reason has separated us from that love.
    With the word “reason” you already feel miles away.
    How lucky we are that surrounded by all this joy
    We sing inside our own little boat.
    These poems amount to being meeting itself.
    These songs are about forgetting dying and loss.
    They rise above both coming in and going out.

    - Kabir