Yoga Teacher – Opal Blair
Opal Blair is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher who teaches at Fraser Valley Treatment Centre. Opal supplements our disorder and addiction programs with yoga. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher certification at Vayusha Yoga in Surrey, Bristish Columbia.
Opal has worked with youth in the education system for over 7 years and began her yoga journey in 2015. As a person who lived almost a decade in chronic pain, suffering from a multitude of stress related illnesses, she sought out yoga as a last resort.
Since developing a regular yoga practice, Opal has gained a much greater awareness of self, enabling her to manage stress and strengthen her body. Yoga has had such a transformational effect on her own life that she wants to share the gift of yoga with others who may also be struggling to find balance in their lives. Since already having a background in teaching, it seemed only natural for her to become a teacher of yoga.
Opal believes yoga is for every BODY regardless of age, ability or body type. She enjoys inspiring and empowering others through yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation while offering a supportive touch to enable students in their own growth and transformation. Opal practices yoga daily as a means for her to live authentically and continue developing a greater understanding of self, while enabling her to stay active, balanced and grounded. Opal is eager to share her passion and enthusiasm of the practice with others by offering a supportive space to move, stretch, and deeply restore each person’s ability.
Opal teaches a Hatha-based yoga, which is the foundation of her training. However, her passion lies in Restorative Yoga, as it has been so instrumental in her own transformation.
In one of Opal’s classes, expect to experience heartfelt intention, woven with balanced movement through dynamic sequencing in a fun environment, ending in a restorative Savasana. Opal offers a variety of props, modifications and information in class, encouraging others to honor their bodies and what they need in that moment with a compassionate heart. She also loves teaching alignment principals to students and encouraging them to move towards their edge. Opal’s intention is that students leave feeling balanced, restored and inspired to continue to deepen their own practice of personal growth and yoga.