Clayton and Alison Strom have lived in the Ladysmith/Chemainus area for most of their lives. They have three great kids: the older two are currently living their own lives, one working as a graphic designer, another crafting a music/art/social media career, and the newest addition to their family, Maria Rose, who is currently mastering grade two.
They truly love their community and their Wellness Centre/Studio; they hope that you will join them here to explore your own personal yoga practice or alternative therapies for pain and injury.
Alison Green Strom
I have lived most of my life here on Vancouver Island. After many years of academic study, both here in Canada and in Europe, I settled with my family in our little town of Ladysmith which I now proudly call home. I care about this town and the people in it; nothing brings me greater joy than to have a studio to share a yoga practice with you all.
My personal path to yoga came through injury. After many years of pain from a debilitating back injury, yoga was suggested to begin the healing process. So, I tried it. After my first gentle class, I knew that I had tapped into something truly divine. I found something that I always dreamed was out there: a way to take care of your physical body, your mind, and your soul! I never looked back.
I am a certified RYT 300 hours Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance of Canada. I have hundreds of hours in subsequent training in Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark and Diana Batts, Kundalini Yoga with Gloria Latham and Back Mitra certification with Sharon Abbodanza. I am also a certified Pilates teacher with the Physical Mind Institute of Canada.
I am deeply committed to creating a safe atmosphere where students of every level can mindfully challenge themselves and celebrate their unique abilities.
I believe that yoga allows us to create an intimate connection to our bodies through breath and movement. This connection can truly lead you down the path to Joy and self-acceptance. Won’t you join us online or in the Studio? We can’t wait to see you!
Brooke is a Ladysmith local who is active in the community and enjoys life here with her husband and 2 young daughters. She has practiced yoga on and off for many years.
Three years ago, after the death of her father, she began the agonizing process of working through her overwhelming grief to carry on. She found her way back onto her mat and into Bliss Yoga Studio.
She is forever grateful for the safe space and compassionate teachers who helped her eventually find peace and a way to connect with body, mind and spirit. The relief and healing that came after only a handful of classes inspired Brooke to sample more classes and make yoga part of her weekly self-care routine. Her journey has taught her that yoga can change lives and be a powerful and healthy antidote to the challenges and stresses of modern life.
She is a certified RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance of Canada. She did her training at Feel Good Yoga Studio in Victoria with Laura Phelps. She is also a certified Yin Yoga teacher having done her training with Nicole Schulz in Victoria and her Foundations Back Mitra training with Sharon Abbodanza. With a BA in Dance, a BA in Sociology and an MSEd in Education, she is grateful to be back in the world of teaching here in Ladysmith.
She loves learning. She loves teaching. She loves yoga. She loves teaching yoga! She believes that yoga is truly for everyone, passionately believing that yoga can and should be accessible to all bodies. Her classes are safe, welcoming and offer moments of quiet for an inward spiritual practice.
She brings an open heart and joyful spirit to her teaching.