Copper Canoe Holistic Wellness and Yoga

Healing ourselves through ancestral wellness.

“Movement and wellness are vital elements to our survival as human beings in the physical world.”

Workshop and Yoga Class Description:

A unique and contemporary approach to yoga, health, and fitness; that draws on traditional spiritual values of Indigenous culture; through holistic approaches to wellness. In this, fitness and health are vital to our survival as human beings in the physical world. As Native peoples of the land, we recognize all living things are interconnected through our body, our mind, and our spirit. They are all one. To be balanced, and to live an authentically blissful life, these have a need to be taken care of equally. Traditional teachings are presented and intertwined in the workshop along with: the anatomy of the human body and, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and, well defined yoga and fitness techniques That enhances and puts us in touch with our physical and spiritual wellbeing Vina’s goal is to share her teachings through yoga and fitness to inspire her participants to assist them in identifying a fitness plan for themselves and to ground her participants.

75 min Yoga Class


  • 15 grounding meditation and safety instruction

  • 45 minutes of Hatha Asana (yoga posture) instruction and demonstration

  • 15 minute relaxation pose aka savasana

Half Day Workshop 


  • 2-3 Hour Workshop

  • Includes 1, 75 minute yoga class

  • Wellness Talks: 1 Visualization and 1 Meditation

  • Prana explained through connection to culture

  • Philosophy and History of Yoga

Full Day Workshop 


  • 4-6 Hour Workshop

  • 30-45 minute lunch-break.

  • Includes 2, 40 minute yoga classes (one in the beginning and one to finish)

  • Wellness Talks: 3 Visualizations and 3 Meditations

  • Prana explained through connection to culture

  • Experiential Learning: interconnection

  • Trauma-informed meditations

  • Philosophy and History of Yoga

Join Us Today

Vina Brown: Facilitator Bio

• Is a proud member of the Heiltsuk and Nuu- Chah-Nulth Nations
• Mother to a beautiful 2-year-old son
• A contemporary Indigenous bead artist

• A graduate of the Prana Yoga College Level 200 hour Teacher Training Program ,Vancouver (2010)
• Personal trainer certificate, Fitness Edge, Nanaimo BC (2010)

• Bachelor of Arts, Native Studies Leadership, Northwest Indian College 2015
• Masters of Jurisprudence in Indian Law, University of Tulsa, 2016

• PhD Candidate, Indigenous Studies, University of Alaska, Present
• Works in multiple areas including health and fitness, sports and mentorship, youth work, cultural and community curriculum development is currently the Department Chair of the Native Studies Leadership Program, where she teaches in topics such as; Health, Cultural Sovereignty, Traditional and Contemporary Indigenous Law, Social Justice, Food Sovereignty, and many more.

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