The name SoulSpring came to me one day as I was walking across the Burrard St bridge pondering the deeper questions of life. I love this name because, to me, the soul is like an eternal spring, where it is capable of being continually being renewed and replenished from the innermost depths. I also love it because when we can "spring" into life from our souls, it is so much deeper, richer and more meaningful. And of course, spring is the time of year when everything comes to life again, reminding me of the ever possible rebirth of Being, from one stage or state to the next, in our evolution.
SOULSPRING SERVES TO:
About wellness and healthy aging from a holistic perspective that encompasses body, mind & spirit
Provide knowledgable, in-depth instruction in therapeutic yoga & movement, nervous system support, resilience and healthy living
Transformation & self-connection (soul-connection) through movement, breathwork, inner inquiry, reflection and sacred ritual
Guided practices and instruction - physical, emotional and spiritual - that can serve to nourish your body and Being
HELP YOU TO:
Set clear priorities and boundaries in your life
Remember the most sacred, beautiful and magnificent parts of yourself
Cultivate more resilience, self-love, acceptance, compassion, authenticity, confidence and courage
Cultivate courage and change patterns, stretch into the unknown and let go of what no longer serves you - to create whatever it is that mostly deeply nourishes and inspires you
Provide an accountability platform to support you in sticking to your commitments and desired dreams
Hold space and listen with loving presence and acceptance
SoulSpring Wellness has been in operation since 2010 in Vancouver, BC and is owned and operated by yoga therapist and teacher Christina Niven. It offers therapeutic yoga, breathwork, healthy lifestyle education, healing sessions and other personal transformation events.
From 2010 - 2016, SoulSpring had the pleasure of regularly hosting esteemed master yoga teachers as continuing education and professional development for yoga teachers.
ABOUT CHRISTINA NIVEN
I am a C-IAYT yoga therapist and teacher, certified Breathwave facilitator and have trained on yogic and shamanic medicine paths for over 20 years.
Much of my life has been dedicated towards understanding and living in a healthy way, as best as possible. In order to do so, I first had to find right relationship within myself and embark on a healing journey. So, in this pursuit, I have studied and journeyed extensively in the realms of body-mind-spirit. This includes yoga, breathwork, Ayurveda, nutrition, resilience, nervous system support, the brain, anatomy, bio-mechanics, psychology, meditation, mindfulness and self-transformation. I have spent time in sweat lodges, in medicine ceremonies and on transformational journeys as ways of connecting with my innermost Being, my Heart and my Spirit. And, the journey has, at times, been arduous, and at other times, so blissful and beautiful. And all of it ... so completely worth it.
The path to knowing ourselves can be scary and painful. Yet, the alternative, one where we are disconnected, leads to greater suffering in the long run.
Those who are best able to help others are those who have walked the path themselves, at least when it comes to the healing journey. This definitely applies to me. I have recovered from a long time eating disorder and worked with its deeper underlying issues. I hit bottom and experienced great loss, loneliness, heartache, burnout, exhaustion, disappointment, depression, darkness ... and made it through. I know what it is like to feel deep pain, shame and paralysis. And ... I also know what it is to begin to move forward again. The voice of the inner critic and perfectionist is one I continue to navigate. And, I have strategies to help mitigate them in order to stay on the side of being my own ally.
On this path of healing I have found so much love and new possibilities, and ways of Being. I have learned how to re-structure, re-pattern, let go, open, create anew, receive and trust.
It is an honour for me to hold space for others and to offer what I have learned over these years. My offerings include breathwork circles, the NOURISH! series, therapeutic yoga classes, healing sessions and private or small group classes.
The medicine that I bring is about transformation of Being, authenticity, deep heart, and personal empowerment, particularly for women, as it is a reflection of my own journey and lessons learned along the way.