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My Yoga Barn

Increase Mobility & Strength and Decrease Pain


Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.

-- Shakespeare


Garbage in garbage out.

-- George Fuechsel


It is my conviction that there is no way to peace-peace is the way.

-- Thich Nhat Hanh


He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.

-- Arabian Proverb


Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. Youve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.

-- Ray Bradbury


Want to be happy? Just be yourself.

-- Author Unknown


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Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.

-- Bhagavad Gita


Its bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician.

-- Meryl Streep


Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

-- Buddha


It is my goal to provide all people with the tools they need to be physically healthy so that they can fulfill their greater purpose, dreams and be happy.

ROAM Retreats Out Amongst Mexico is FULL for 2017. Stay tuned for ROADS Retreats Out Amongst Desolation Sound and beyond! See Orcas, Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles and more up close in our beautiful Pacific Northwest! Dates TBA.

Discover the Many Benefits of Therapeutic Yoga!

Therapeutic Yoga teaches us body awareness and provides each person with exercises that can alleviate or eliminate altogether many painful physical issues.

Yoga gives each person the permission to work in their individual range of motion. There are no “standards” to achieve or maintain and everyone can participate regardless of their current fitness level. Our Retreats and Eco-Adventures are specifically tailored to be attainable for everyone.

In addition to the many physical benefits, practising Yoga greatly improves concentration. Participants learn breathing techniques that allow them to clear the Mind, ignore distractions and stay on task. One of the greatest aspects about starting a Yoga program is that the client is never told what to do, think or believe. Information is provided by the Instructor and individuals can choose to keep the skills that help them the most.



Retreat Amongst The Rockies

Retreats Out Amongst the Rockies

Explore the majesty and beauty of the Rocky Mountains! These all-inclusive weekends are certain to bring joy to your life. Location: Invermere BC.


Retreats Out Amongst Mexico

Retreats Out Amongst Mexico
This adventure is FULL but watch for future dates!

Join us as we partner with Panterra Eco-Expeditions to bring you the experience of a lifetime. If you thought this caliber adventure was unattainable for you, think twice! We have collaborated to bring you to the Baja and are prepared to accommodate your every mobility need! Finally, Quality Adventures with Care!

Check out the Panterra Eco-Expedition Brochure!

Private/Semi-Private Therapeutic Yoga

Private/Semi-Private Therapeutic Yoga

These are offered in-home, workplace, hospice or wherever you need TLC. Enjoy Yoga without the stress of leaving your “safe” environment. Each session is “by request” and tailored to individual or group needs. Contact Heather today.



About Us

Heather Kolankowski

Heather Kolankowski – RYT-200 Therapeutic Yoga Instructor, UMTC, PADI Rescue Diver.

Heather has taught Yoga in Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Mexico. She is the creator of the Ultimate Music Yoga Program for Ultimate Music Theory, founded by Glory St. Germain. Heather has had the honor to study with Suzette O’Byrne, Susi Hately and Yvonne Werkmann. She works with injuries, illness, and surgeries helping clients increase mobility and strength and decrease pain.

My Yoga Barn began on Heather’s acreage in Alberta. Since discovering the need for attainable Retreats and Eco-Adventures Heather has created R.O.A.R. Retreats Out Amongst the Rockies, R.O.A.M. Retreats Out Amongst Mexico, and R.O.A.D.S. Retreats Out Amongst Desolation Sound. All Retreats offer people with mobility and health concerns an opportunity to experience the beauty of adventure travel safely.

Heather, with husband Mike, has managed to raise seven mavericks who masqueraded as innocent children. Currently they have 6 more mischief makers who insist they are Grandchildren. Heather and Mike live on an acreage near Parksville B.C, and explore extensively by land and sea. Their partners in adventure include their Terrier and a German Shepherd with a plastic fixation.



PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to diagnose or treat any condition. I always recommend that if you have special health concerns to consult your Doctor before attending a Yoga class and schedule a private session where your specific physical conditions can be discussed.



Quote from a happy client!Well - after I read Heather's blog on Sore Wrists, I began to incorporate the exercise she showed us into my teaching and WOW - not only were my arms and wrists feeling better, my students were excited to feel the difference in their bodies. This breathing exercise is going to be amazing for me to use - not only to focus myself, but to focus my (many) unfocused students.


Quote from a happy client!I am really loving Heather's yoga classes. She has a very good way with her clients, attention to detail and personal service. Because the classes are fairly small, Heather can spend time with each of us, and any concerns we have. I am also very impressed with her approach, working on core poses. This is a class anyone could do and I am taking her Seniors class right now, but also looking forward to other classes that will be available next week. Namaste


Quote from a happy client!After doing the Yoga pose at the webinar this morning (the eagle one) - I can really feel this. Looking forward to learning from Heather all the benefits of Yoga as applied to music teachers ! thanks Heather.


Quote from a happy client!Just wanted to thank you. This is the first yoga class and I left feeling grateful for my body, not criticizing it for what it couldn't do..your class was just what I needed and I will be definitely sharing it!