Yoga enthusiasts, or those interested in the exercise, can now attend classes in Sun Peaks, Whitecroft and Heffley Creek, thanks to yoga instructor and new Sun Peaks resident Care Fasken. Classes, venues and scheduling can be found at Care Fasken Yoga on Facebook or at carefaskenyoga.com.
Through Black Beaver CrossFit and the Hearthstone Lodge in Sun Peaks, Down the Road Wellness in Whitecroft, and additional venues in Heffley Creek, Fasken will be offering classes for all ability levels at a rate of $10 for drop in or $80 for ten classes. She will also be tailoring several classes for those who wish to improve their overall ski and snowboard performance.
Fasken, who originates from Ontario, moved to Sun Peaks in March and is relatively new to teaching but has been practising yoga for six years.
“I had an intense call to teach” she said.
But a lack of ongoing yoga classes left Fasken a little lost.
“When I first moved up here I couldn’t really find my niche, but as soon as I brought it to the table, I realized there were people here with the exact same passions and same interests as me and so I stepped out and said ‘it’s here’,” she said.
Matt Mamone, Fasken’s fiancé and student, had nothing but high praise for his teacher.
“She’s very calm and very relaxing and won’t make you feel uncomfortable at all,” said Mamone.
“I want people to come in with an open mind and an open heart and to have fun. I want everyone to be as comfortable as possible, I want it to be a safe environment. If you leave class happier and feeling better about yourself, then I’ve accomplished something,” Fasken said.