Bernie has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998. He has a bachelor degree in Science from
the University of Waterloo and combines his intense interest in yoga with an understanding of the scientific
approach to investigating the nature of things. His ongoing studies have taken him deeply inside mythology,
comparative religions and psychology. All of these avenues of exploration have clarified his understanding
of the ancient Eastern practices of yoga and meditation. His teaching, workshops and books have helped
many students broaden their own understanding of health, life and the source of true joy.
Bernie's yoga practice encompasses the hard, yang-styles, such as Ashtanga and Power Yoga, and the softer,
yin-styles, as exemplified in Yin Yoga. His meditation experience goes back to the early 80's when he
first began to explore the practice of Zen meditation. During those days, while he struggled with the
conflict between practice and theory, Bernie also worked as a member of the executive team of one of
Canada's oldest and largest Hi-Technology companies.
Where is Bernie Teaching right now?
Currently Bernie is teaching weekly classes, including Yin Yoga, at
Semperviva Yoga Studios in Vancouver. The
Yin Yoga class is held on Sunday nights at 6:00 pm. The Sunday class is followed by a meditation class,
led by Bernie, at 7:30pm. Bernie also teaches a Hatha class on Saturdays at 9:30 am, and a Vinyasa Flow class
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. The first Wednesday of each month, the Vinyasa class is the