foundation of vancouveryoga.com can be traced to the yoga principles
of non-competition and letting go of the fruits of ones actions.
When I first created this site two years ago, I intended that it
be only for my classes. I made kind of an instinctual decision put the
classes of some of my friends who taught yoga on the site.
Some people thought I was crazy, advertising for my competition but it
felt so natural and right. If people cant make it to my classes,
then at least they know the other options the nice thing about yoga
is that, given so many choices, it is possible to find exactly the instructor
with the approach to yoga that suits you best. "Let go of the Fruits
of your actions," is one of the main teachings of yoga. Like most
instructors, I just felt in my soul that the more people that did yoga
in our city, the better.
Gradually the list of class schedules got bigger. Without any listings
in search engines, people from other cities started emailing in and
asking where they could do certain types of yoga and where they could
get organic food, and so on. It seems that they got the website address
in chat rooms or the links emailed from friends. It became very clear
that there was a demand for a portal that specifically dealt with the
flourishing Vancouver Yoga and Pilates scene. What I love most is that
at no point in time did I ever set out with the idea that I was going
to make a business out of the site, but the market definitely demanded
it. And it was those flakey yoga ideals like love, non-competition and
letting go that made it happen!
When the traffic started measuring 5,000-10,000 hits per day, I had
to make the jump and hire Home Base Internet Solutions to build a totally
unique, searchable database to take this service to a whole new realm.
I feel fortunate that I have a mom who is a computer wiz. She has helped
me immeasurably with the site and I fully express my gratitude.
Vancouver is an unreal city spectacular both because of its breathtaking
natural beauty and also because of the amazing people who live here.
It is full of knowledgeable, giving and kind yoga instructors. I hope
that in some small way vancouveryoga.com somehow contributes to the
positive vibe going on around here!
I hope you enjoy the service and I encourage you whenever possible to
move from a place of trust and openness when there are decisions to
be made in life.