upcoming events.

Posted on January 19, 2018 .

aug 2019.

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Monthly Mindfulness Meditations || Aug 24th - 1:30-2pm || One Yoga for the People Gastown

A gathering with others to get still & grounded amidst the busyness of life.

This brief meditation is led by Carolyn Anne Budgell on a monthly basis. 

A simple pause can lead to so much change! Come explore mindfulness with the support of a growing community...

$5 suggested donation.

One Saturday per month from 1:30-2pm.

Sign up HERE.

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

aug 2019.


Thursday Aug 22nd 7:30-8:45pm || Mindfulness & Restorative Hiatus from the Heat || Stretch Yoga, Chinatown

Join Carolyn Anne Budgell for a hiatus from the heat. Come to the oasis at STRETCH from the midsummer bustle and slow down the nervous system with propped up yoga postures and a couple of deep meditations. You can expect to: learn the most effective ways for your body to relax, cultivate a better understanding of meditation on the mind and enjoy the remainder of the summer with more presence & awareness!
All levels welcome.

Thursday August 22nd | 7:30pm-8:45pm | $25


Posted on June 22, 2016 .

sept 2019.


Saturday Sept 7th, 1:30-4pm || Restorative & Meditation for Fall Transitions || One Yoga for the People, Vancouver

It’s no secret – life is full of ups and downs. Life can be chaotic physically & mentally and all experiences live in the cells of our bodies. When we don’t create time to acknowledge or heal the imbalances in our nervous systems & emotional layers, we are at risk for the heaviness of various diseases and anxiety. 

Welcome in a new season with Carolyn. Join her for an afternoon of meditation and restorative yoga – the sweetest aspects of the yoga practice that are often neglected. These practices emphasize conscious breathing & conscious relaxation, which cause a slowed heart rate, slowed breathing, better digestion and immunity. We will clarify the realness of our inner turmoil, and provide space for boldly greeting the shift towards fall.

Come to create physical ease in the hips and the spine. Come to sink into healing meditations on manifestation & trust.  Quite simply, you can expect to slow right down, dive into tension hidden within yourself and set it free. For the long-term, you will sleep better, breathe deeper .and feel like you’ve come home to a more integrated version of yourself. 

Stop all the ‘doing’, learn how to relax and discover true balance.

$30 - Register HERE

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

sept 2019.

Tues Sept 17 & 24 6 - 7:15pm || Transform Anxiety: A Meditation Series || Stretch Yoga in Chinatown


Anxiety is slowly beginning to impact the health of the masses, who avoid taking time to pause and look within. This 2-part mindfulness series was designed by Carolyn to identify and cope with stress through breathwork and guided meditations. You can expect to learn about: anxiety, how it has helped you and impeded you,  various styles of calming breathwork and meditations to shift the conditioned narrative within.

You will leave feeling grounded in a deeper understanding of how to create clarity within your spinning thoughts and how to evoke gentleness towards your habitual and tendencies. 

All levels welcome.  There will be opportunities for questions. Seated and reclined meditations and breathing exercises will be practiced.

$50 for both evenings. Held in the community space at Stretch (Pender & Main)

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

oct & jan trainings.

Lila 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Carolyn Anne Budgell & Clara Roberts-Oss

Upcoming Program Dates:

Oct 2 - 27, 2019 || Lila 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training || Sri Lanka

Jan - April, 2020 Weekend Program || Lila 200 Hour YTT || Vancouver, BC

** Yoga Alliance Certified **



Join Clara Roberts-Oss and Carolyn Anne Budgell in this 200 hour teacher training program designed to help you deepen your practice and understanding of the body as well as learn all the skills for instructing an incredible Vinyasa Yoga class

Diving into a teacher training is not just for those who want to teach yoga, but also for those wishing to create a greater connection to breath, community and their inner teacher. This program focuses on the principles for living a balanced lifestyle in a modern society and how to be a role model for others.

SRI LANKA || Oct 2-27th, 2019:

Training begins the evening of Weds Oct 2 and finishes the morning of Sunday Oct 27th.


Accommodation and meals at Talalla Retreat, located on the beautiful southern coast of Sri Lanka.


Rates start at $3300 USD (includes accommodation, meals, training, manual)

VANCOUVER || Jan - April, 2020:

Fridays 6:30pm-9:30pm || Saturdays 7:30am-5:30pm || Sundays 7:30am-5:30pm

Jan 10-12 || Jan 17-19 || Jan 24-26  ||  Feb 21-23  ||  Mar 6-8  ||  Mar 20-22  ||  Apr 3-5  ||  Apr 17-19  


The Flex Space at Stretch Vancouver


$3500 & tax  ($500 non-refundable deposit)


– Why Yoga? What yoga means for us in the present day, why do we practice, how should we practice and how can we share it effectively with others?

– The Yoga Postures: detailed alignment and anatomy through daily asana labs to break it all down and build it up methodically. Anatomy portion taught by Erin Moon, ERYT-500.

– Safety and Options For Everyone: contraindications of yoga poses and variations for all levels of students (how to look at all different types of bodies!)

– Hands-on Adjustments: the delicate actions and ethics of touching and assisting others.

– Sequencing: an important chapter on intelligently sequencing yoga poses and creating seamless vinyasa flows with a heating element, peak poses and a calming cool down.

– The Roots: philosophy, Sanskrit pronunciation, overview of various lineages that contribute to the yoga we know today and history of the yoga tradition.

– Pranayama: various breathing techniques and gentle practices to understand our vital life force.

– Subtle Body Energies: chakras, nadis and other unseen lines flowing through the body.

– The Healing Powers of: mantra, meditation and the ancient medicine of Ayurveda.


– The Business of Yoga: how to get started, authentically integrating the many hats of a yoga teacher, settling in to your own voice, boundaries, honing in on a niche and your passion for teaching.


–       A daily yoga, pranayama and meditation practice.

Because the best teacher is a lifelong student.

–       Applied hands-on teaching experience.

Jump right in to practice teaching. Discover the authentic voice within. Clara and Carolyn are passionate about and committed to providing registered trainees with as much hands-on time teaching as possible during this training.

–       Exploration of anatomy basics in your own body.

Learn anatomy from the best of the best and how it directly relates to yoga postures and to finding safe alignment in all poses.

–       Feedback on sequences and practice teaching.

Growth comes from discussion, asking questions and learning ways to improve. Carolyn and Clara provide a safe environment for feedback on the physical and subtle aspects of teaching.

–       Relevant and personal stories/sharing.

Your path and all that has led you to this moment is important. Explore ways to share your story while listening and connecting to the journeys of others.

–       Contemplating your unique body and the wisdom that lies within.

Yoga is a practice of experimentation that spans an entire lifetime. We all require different poses and types of movement at different stages, but if you can honour and appreciate your phase at any given time, your respect and understanding for others will be instantly felt. Tune into your self, your wisdom and uncover how to teach from this place.

** This course was carefully designed by Clara and Carolyn for anyone with two years of Vinyasa practice. **

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

nov 2019.


One-Day Getaway: Yoga & Meditation || Saturday Nov 9, 10am – 4pm || Nectar Yoga, Bowen Island

Join Carolyn Anne Budgell for a day of yoga, meditation and introspection on a mini getaway to Bowen Island. (much of this retreat will be spent in silence!)

Give yourself space and time to reset. This quick retreat to Bowen Island is the perfect opportunity to reflect upon where you’re at physically, mentally & emotionally. You can expect to tune into all aspects of yourself and create simple intentions and actions for how you’d like to move forward into winter.

2 hatha/restorative yoga classes
guided meditations, silent meditations and walking meditations
directed journalling and intention setting

Saturday Nov 9th, 10am-4pm

Nectar Yoga B&B, Bowen Island

Ferry Times:

9:05am (leaves Horseshoe Bay)

5:10pm (leaves Bowen Island)

$90 plus tax (does not include ferry to/from Bowen Island or lunch)

Our home for the day - Nectar Yoga

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

nov 2019.

Nov 15-17th 2019 || yoga & meditation with Clara and Carolyn || Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island

Join Clara and Carolyn for a rejuvenating weekend yoga retreat to Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island. Leave the city behind for 2 nights. Come for the yoga, meditation, forest/ocean hikes and deliciously prepared gourmet meals. Stay for the wood cabins, cozy fireplaces and reprieve from all your obligations.

Carolyn and Clara will be offering their favourite aspects of the practice in their favourite kind of environment: close to nature and with good people, eager to learn as well as relax!!


2 nights accommodation (private bedroom) and meals

4 yoga classes plus extra meditations and forest/ocean hikes

Retreat Time / Transportation: 

Retreat begins at 5pm on Friday and ends at 1pm on Sunday.

Friday - (catch the 9:55am, 3:20pm or 7:30pm ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano)

 Sunday - (catch the 11:10am or 5:40pm ferry from Galiano to Tsawwassen)

Cost:   ** $650 plus tax   

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

nov 2019.

Teaching Meditation: A Mindful Intensive || Nov 22-24, 2019 || One Yoga for the People, Gastown

Friday 1:30 - 4pm, Saturday 1:30-4pm, Sunday 7:30am - 9:30am & 1:30-4pm.  

Eligible for 12.5 hours YA Continuing Education Credits. $275 plus tax.

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Carolyn has been teaching meditation workshops, weekly intensives, silent retreats, one-on-ones and all types of corporate sessions for over 7 years. She has studied with Adyashanti, Reggie Ray and Tara Brach: some of the most influential teachers in the West today (of the Buddhist Vipassana Movement & Zen). Join her for this exciting course if you feel the call to deepen your meditation practice and/or teaching offerings.

You'll leave with the following insights:

  • an understanding of the history and pillars of Buddhist thought, the main goals of meditation and scientific findings on a brain that meditates.

  • uncovering your own healing process, the nature of your own ego & mind.

  • how to teach various types of meditation (from beginner to advanced), how to present potent questions (ie themes).

  • fundamentals for the teacher (trust, space, personal practice, no expectations), teaching from a place of authenticity/embodying presence, holding space for all the good and bad moments during class.

  • hands-on experience with practice-teaching to the group

  • learning through additional class observation and assignments

* must be an instructor or have been practicing yoga/meditation for 2 years. 

Registration opening soon.

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

jan 2019.

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Jan 17-19 2020 || Deepening Awareness: Three Day Silent Retreat || Krishnamurti / Swanwick Centre, Vancouver Island

“Retreat is not set apart from life, but is a deep plunge into the nature of existence” - Adyashanti

At a certain point in life, there is a stirring within to stop running and to dive deep into all that we are. Something calls us to connect to our center and witness our capacity for wisdom, stillness and openness.  Even the slightest curiosity towards transformation through silence should not be ignored. More than ever, our world needs more beings that are clear, aware and connected to deep presence. More than ever our taxed nervous systems and depleted adrenals need to be filled by simply turning the focus within, and listening for all the insights.

Join Carolyn for this unique 3-day opportunity to press pause on the noise of daily life and wake up to the workings of the mind, heart and body. On retreat, we will engage in restorative & hatha yoga, seated & walking meditations, journalling & self-inquiry, and many periods of noble silence. Our time together will also include feeding the body with wholesome vegetarian meals and feeding the mind with daily lectures related to un-learning our conditioned beliefs with gentleness. Gift yourself with any extra rest or nature time you deem necessary…

** cuisine by the talented Marika Richoz **


Our home for the weekend will be at the oceanfront Swanwick Centre (Krishnamurti Educational Centre of Cda) near Victoria, BC. This beautiful property is just a 40 minute drive from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on Vancouver Island. More on the property HERE.


Double Occupancy (room with two twins) $575 per person

Single Occupancy (room with one bed) $650 per person

* $200 deposit to reserve your space

(send via etransfer, cheque or paypal)

(two scholarships are available at $300 per person in a shared room. Please send a couple paragraphs to carolynabudgell@gmail.com explaining your need for this and how you plan on taking your practice out into the world)

Price includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals & teachings and additional support.

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Retreat begins at 1pm Jan 17th and ends at 11am on Sunday Jan 19th.

Silence will be from 5pm Friday night until 9am on Sunday morning.

Extra information with the detailed schedule, a list of what to bring/pack and carpooling will be emailed to participants by Jan 2, 2020.


** this retreat is best suited for those that have taken a workshop or training with Carolyn before, or who have a regular meditation practice **


Posted on June 22, 2016 .

feb 2020.

Feb 1 - 8th, 2020 || Retreat with Clara & Carolyn || Harmara Retreat, Sayulita Mexico

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Join Carolyn Anne Budgell and Clara Roberts-Oss in Sayulita, Mexico for a lighthearted, sunny and rejuvenating yoga retreat from Feb 1 – 8th, 2020.

Through 2 yoga classes daily (morning and late afternoon), they will share with you their love of movement, breath and music, all in a gorgeous setting amidst warm, healing sun.  Discover all the parts of yourself: the powerful, softer, playful and contemplative sides.

Clara and Carolyn will help you delve deeply into various aspects of yoga (including vinyasa flow, restorative, breaking it all down with workshops and pranayama) to create a harmony within and a balance to take back home…

Soak up all the yoga, meditation and exploration you like and top it off with long afternoon siestas in the shade. A truly sweet retreat.


·      2 Yoga Classes taught daily by Carolyn & Clara (2 hour practices including meditation, vinyasa flow, workshops and restorative)

·      3 yummy meals (vegetarian, some fish, incredibly fresh and locally sourced)

·      Accommodations at Haramara

·      daily surf, paddleboarding, snorkeling trips are extra and optional


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$1725 – Dorm Spot

$1950 – Triple Occ Cabana

$2200 – Double Occ Cabana

$3275 – Single Cabana

All prices are USD, payment plans available.

Posted on June 22, 2016 .

may 2020.


May 10-15th, 2020 || Soulful Entrepreneur Retreat with Jacqueline Jennings and Bree Melanson || Sundance Guest Ranch, Ashcroft BC

5 days and nights on a beautiful ranch in BC with a group of beings motivated to create change, to live with purpose, to step into what is meant for them. Daily yoga with Carolyn, empowering lectures / activities with Jacqueline & Bree and all the horse connection in nature that anyone could ask for!

the curriculum. 

We’ll be evaluating what’s working, where we may be missing opportunities for revenue growth and honing in our unique presence in our fields. We’ll be going deeper into business development, growing our brands, leadership and powerful belief change work. Bree will be helping you to really open the channel between you and your soul.

Here’s a taste of what this year will look like:

  • Setting (or upgrading) a crystal clear vision for your life and legacy

  • Discover your purpose in alignment with your soul

  • Your roadmap to explore, test + implement the right offering → get clear on the problem and unique solution in your market

  • Soulful S.W.O.T  (Strengths/Weakness/Opportunity/Threats) →  an in-depth analysis of how to thrive and lead in your industry in alignment with your soul’s purpose and from your strengths

  • Concrete and specific avenues to expand your reach and impact

  • Reawaken Your Intuition → processes to turn to your soul for direct guidance so you’re always on path

  • How to Lead as An Empath → turning your sensitivity into your superpower

  • Business Development Map → take away a custom plan to bring in the right new customers, clients, and collaborators (#expansion)

  • Abundance + Self Worth Activation →  clearing your blocks to money honey!

  • Upgrading Your Distinct Authentic Brand  → calibration of your authentic voice and unique position in the market

  • Transformational Breathwork Sessions: fully reprogram your unconscious beliefs and manifest your future by activating the vibrational reality (time ain’t real)

  • Burn-out Prevention → how to create flow and get (real) guidance from your soul

  • Harnessing Intuition + Psychic Tools → partner readings and how to channel your soul

  • Energetic Field and Boundaries →  implementing this in our liberty work with the horses

  • Channeled Q + A with energetic clearings + group healings with Bree (and the light beings👽)

More information HERE.

Posted on June 22, 2016 .