OUR GIFT TO YOU
We'd like to share what inspires us, with you. Receive our introductory 4-part mini-course and explore a unique combination of yoga, dance, and circus, accessible to everyone.DISCOVER MY GIFT
YOUR BODY IS YOUR GREATEST TEACHER
We are on a fascinating quest to find the inner healer, stoke the flame within, and make an art of the impossible. Through the embodiment tools of conscious breath, dance medicine, circus artistry and sacred play, we are excited to open the doors of vitality and joy!
Situated in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, Barefoot Sanctuary offers Earth-infused Embodied Movement online programs for adults and kids. Experience a one-of-a-kind offering of unique courses in yoga, dance, and circus arts, accessible to everyone. Join us for an experience of total embodiment, mindful empowerment, and sacred play.
Meet your Embodiment Guides. Former Cirque du Soleil performer, Alvin Tam, brings decades of acrobatic, martial arts, and movement expertise to his teachings. Jada Fire is an international Yoga and Dance Medicine guide, infusing her work with creative inner fire, inspiration, and deep healing.
Start Your Journey with a live class, recorded session, or online course today.
In Creative Fire + Sacred Play,
GO SLOWLY, GO SOFTLY
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein
The Barefoot Sanctuary is a 100% off-grid retreat space in the enchanted forests of British Columbia. Our approach to Embodied Movement is infused with a reverent sense of nature and stewardship for our planet. In addition to yoga, dance, and circus arts, we offer learning resources in off-grid living to help you create a more sustainable lifestyle. Learn more here.
Discover Our Gift to You.
We'd like to share what inspires us, with you. Receive our introductory 4-part mini-course and explore a unique combination of yoga, dance, and circus, accessible to everyone.
Awaken Your Natural Energy.
Try our professional, in-depth video courses. At your own pace, explore a comprehensive syllabus of yoga, dance, and circus course work for every age and skill level. Embody true health!
I love Barefoot Sanctuary! My kids have had so much fun attending the circus classes. Yoga with Jada is awesome, both challenging and healing. I've also been attending Dance Medicine for over three years - it's where I go to shed my stress and pain; to feel empowered and renewed.
Barefoot Sanctuary's Alvin and Jada have truly been an inspiration to our whole family! It all started with my daughters in circus class learning handstands and cartwheels. What a blast to have Alvin and Jada teach fully-grown kids how to handstand, cartwheel, even swing on a trapeze!
I’ve known Jada for almost 20 years - she’s a special soul - exploding with talent, positive energy, wisdom and fun! Regardless of how I’m feeling, her infectious joyous spirit and her warmth prove irresistible time after time. Her online teaching has brought sunshine and hope into my difficult NYC days.
I started training with Alvin at Barefoot Sanctuary in 2009 with no ability to do a cartwheel, headstand, or forward roll. Fast forward two years and I was performing full time in Las Vegas. His program is more than training the body - I conquered so many fears and started a fitness journey that has lasted over a decade.
Dance with Jada is medicine. It's invigorating, it's fun and it's original. I haven't found anything else like it - it makes me glow. Jada is able to bring the real essence of yoga to the mat, the union of the mind, heart, and body. Her infusions of technique, always aligned with the breath, make the practice a wonderful experience.