Vancouver Vibes

Cheers to Andreas Juen and Christian Betancor-Leon (owner/teachers) at Bikram Yoga Commercial Drive – Vancouver, for making me feel like I just strolled in the front door at home. Andreas invited me to stop by a few months back when they joined us for the Global Bender so it’s great to drop in and say hello in person.

Bikram Yoga on "The Drive"Not only are the boys sponsoring me with a 30 day pass, mat and towel, they threw in a stainless water bottle and shouted me a massage from resident masseur, Tim Cariou (Ah.. just what I needed!). Plus they set up a room at the studio for me to crash in for the month. In return, I’m happily putting in some time helping out with renovations to this very cool and community spirited studio. After all this time,  it will be good to put some callouses back on the bum scratchers.

bending through to the other sideFYI, Commercial Drive is situated in east Vancouver. With a mix of residential and commercial, “The Drive” offers a community feel with a vibe similar to Surry Hills in Sydney or The Valley in Brisbane, Australia. Loads of health shops, ethnic and vegetarian restaurants and colorful characters!

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2 Responses to Vancouver Vibes

  1. Tanya September 10, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    Welcome to Canada, Matt! Hope you have a great stay!

  2. Steven Keith September 13, 2009 at 12:07 am #

    Hi Matt, Glad to see you’ve made it to the west. Where are you going from here?
    Cill and I are currently in Texas but won’t be for long. We are heading back to california in 3 weeks. Will we see you there? I know this sounds crazy but if you end your journey in cali, Cill wants to desperately teach your last class. she taught your 1st and would love to teach your last. email us