Grace Van Berkum, Canada
"I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher, and Certified Personal Trainer. I am passionate about cultivating inner peace, increasing vitality, and preventing disease through conscious eating, exercise, yoga, spirituality, and connecting to nature. I strongly believe in the healing power of food, yoga, nature, and love.
Two and a half years ago I decided that I was breaking up with winter and sold everything I owned so I could move and work in the tropics. I decided I needed to create a life that I LOVED! My plan was to head to Central America. Before I left Canada I went to the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas to do my 1 month Yoga Teacher Training. I ended up staying nearly 6 months and the experience has changed my life forever. My next stop found me in Nicaragua to explore and teach yoga for what I thought would only be a few months, but I have become so captivated by the natural beauty of Nicaragua that I haven’t left. It's been one and half years later and I am currently in the most stunning spot in the rainforest, living in a beautiful treehouse with monkies and birds, right by the ocean. I feel most grateful and blessed everyday when I get to do yoga on the amazing open air ocean deck facing the water, listening to the crash of the waves, and then I get to drink the water of a freshly picked coconut right after!
I am a big promoter of organic foods and agriculture which is reflected in Anjaly's yoga clothing line. The clothes are made from the highest quality, chemical-free, organic cotton, grown without pesticides from plants which are not genetically modified. This helps to reduce our planets overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides that can end up in the ground, air, water, and food supply and that are associated with health consequences, from asthma to cancer. The silky softness of the fabrics are absolutely heavenly on my skin, especially in hot, tropical weather. They fit my body perfectly...not too tight but not too loose so that I am able to practice and teach with the utmost ease and comfort. The design of the clothes are stylish, elegant, and flattering and I also love to wear them to teach my Nutrition Workshops. When I wear Anjaly Yoga clothes I feel good about where they have come from and how I move in them. My body and mind embraces Anjaly!
I am honoured and proud to represent Anjaly's Yoga Wear line that represents style, comfort, and love. Love of yoga, love of the planet, and love of the people on the planet. Namaste Anjaly."