EMBODIED
MOVEMENT

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
Alvin and Jada Tam in AcroYoga back band pose on a cliff overlooking the mountains

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,

MOVING SLOW IS POWERFUL

Start your journey to Embodied Health with our Online Courses.

Jada in warrior one pose in a forest

Expressive Yoga

Yoga highlights the body’s natural ability to restore, purify, and de-stress. Enhance body knowledge and trust that your body is your greatest teacher. Our programs are designed to increase circulation, range of motion and awaken the inner healer. Accessible to everyone.

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75 Minutes

Live Online Class

Recorded Library

Every Sun 10a PST / Thu 6:30p PST

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women dancing with Jada Fire in the center of the circle

Dance Medicine

Energize your natural energy source, increase circulation and dance for a healthy heart. Discover a blend of Middle Eastern, African, serpentine and lyrical dance play -  a class like no other! Beginner friendly and fun with a soothing relaxation at the end of class. All levels!

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75 Minutes

Live Online Class

Recorded Library

Every Fri 10a PST

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Alvin Tam does demonstration of a trick for circus for kids class

Circus Arts for Kids

Circus arts trains the body and mind, deepening focus, sharpening dexterity, and increasing balance. There’s something for everyone in the circus, encouraging kids to find their passion for performing and developing strength while discovering play as the teacher.

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45 Minutes

Live Online Class

Recorded Library

Every Wed 3p PST

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Alvin Tam in one-handed handstand with his legs in a straddle

Circus Training

Improve your strength, balance, and coordination using basic acrobatics, circus skills, and handstand exercises. From the beginner to the seasoned athlete, these power and balance sequences increase stamina and precision with focused discipline and sacred play!

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60 Minutes

Live Online Class

Recorded Library

Every Sat 9:30a PST

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YOUR EMBODIMENT GUIDES

Alvin Tam in one-handed handstand with his legs in a straddle on white background

ALVIN TAM

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Jada in low lunge pose with a red scarf in her hands

JADA FIRE

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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.

Alvin Tam doing a demonstration during his online Circus Arts for Kids class

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.

DISCOVER MY GIFT
Jada is sitting on her mat while teaching a yoga class from her home

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!

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Kristin Radsmith

Kristin Radsmith

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.

Greg Sines

Greg Sines

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!

Carol Dickman

Carol Dickman

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.

Chris Staefe

Chris Staefe

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.

Melanie Piorecky

Melanie Piorecky

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.