Bernie Clark is the creator of YinYoga.com. Diana Batts often teaches Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings with Bernie in the Vancouver, Canada area. See below for more details and contact info.
Bernie Clark Vancouver, B.C.
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.
Diana Batts Vancouver, B.C.
Diana has been practicing yoga since the late 1980’s and teaching for over ten years. She discovered Yin Yoga through her friend Bernie Clark and took his first teacher training in 2004. Since then she has studied with other Yin Yoga teachers including Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley and Paulie Zink. She is inspired by the yoga of B.K.S. Iyengar, which she continues to study. Her style is a quiet meditative practice with variations and the use of props to meet the needs of each student and his or her unique body. Since 2005, Diana has assisted Bernie in his Yin Yoga teacher training courses.