About Island Yoga Vista

Island Yoga Vista was established in Nanaimo in 1997, the first Yoga Studio in the area.  It was started with strong roots in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda.  IYV continues to grow and evolve with our continued studies and practice.  The studio becomes more simplified and refined  as its purpose becomes more specific and clear.

Clearly in our time we have seen the mass acceptance and influence of Yoga worldwide. I offer what I can to this movement by sharing Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, and Vastu Shastra.  I make an effort to live as an example of the benefits of these practices. I have been a practicing CERTIFIED Ayurveda Yoga Therapist for over 20 consecutive years. I continue to see individuals,  teach weekly classes, lead therapy sessions and workshops at Island Yoga Vista.

In all workshops presented by Sandra, you will receive continuing education credits if you are a Yoga Instructor registered with the Yoga Alliance. 

IYV is a Member School of the International Association of Yoga Therapists IAYT. We fully support their new standards requiring 1000 hours of training to be called a Yoga Therapist.  We will continue with all review necessary to meet these requirements as an accredited school.

Shanti Mantra

(Taittriya Upanishad)

Om Saha Na Vavatu

Saha Nau Bhunaktu

Saha Viyam Karavavahai


Ma Vidvishavahai

Om Shantih Shantih Shantih

Hari Om

Translation from Sanskrit

May the Creator protect both teacher and student together

May he/she cherish and nourish us both

May our study together be strong and bright

(so as to brighten the path of others)

May we never hate or fear each other

Om Peace Peace Peace