Barefoot Sanctuary is a non-judgmental, come-as-you-are, start-where-you-are kind of place. It’s not a studio or a gym. It’s a space – an experience – to come and relinquish your armor and welcome in the healing. It may come in the form of a yoga asana that lets the sweat pour out. Or it may come in the form of a few tears shed on the mat so that your day finishes just a bit less stressful. Whatever your healing is, Barefoot Sanctuary – is your sanctuary. Come and enjoy, learn – or release.
I came to Barefoot Sanctuary looking for the missing piece of my spiritual journey, I found it and so much more. The instructors truly care about you and your practice. They have created a safe place to learn, share and expand your body, mind and spirit.
Barefoot Sanctuary delivers an eclectic and daring mix of circus skills and yoga asanas in programs for children, teens and adults, all over the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. From the local circus summer camp to the restorative lakeside yoga retreat, Barefoot Sanctuary brings an infusion of nature and community to every program, workshop and retreat.
Captivated by a vision to travel the world and meet new cultures, Alvin Tam discovered the National Circus School in Montreal at the age of 18 and trained intensively for 4 years. He ended up crossing the globe several times as an acrobatic performer, coach and actor working with many circus and theatrical companies, including the renowned Cirque du Soleil, in KA. He now speaks four languages, has traveled to 11 countries and performed in over 3000 shows. Alvin is also the author of “The Art of Impossible” and pioneer of Acrofit, an acrobatic system of movement designed to increase strength, precision, and flexibility. He now lives in Lumby, British Columbia.
Jada Tam is a professional yoga and tribal dance instructor and fire performer for over 16 years. She created Expressive Yoga, a relaxing and revitalizing form of yoga that blends traditional Hatha techniques, deep breathing and circular movement patterns for back and joint relief and increasing circulation. She is also an experienced coach, having taught intramural and competitive gymnastics, trapeze, creative dance and circus camps. Jada is a strong advocate for healthy eating and strength building through herbs and nutrition and is the co-founder of Barefoot Sanctuary, an international retreat experience company. She now lives in Lumby, British Columbia.