Joel laforet Del MAR

Joel's medicine is discipline. He's the kind of guy who wakes up at 5:30am to practice yoga, run and fiddle around in the garden. He's known to be always sipping on some strange but healthy drink.

His passion and vigor is contagious, in a yoga class he'll have you trying something you never thought you could do. He is certified in the instruction of Ashtanga (200 hours), Moksha (500 hours), Moksha Advanced and Yin (200 years) and Vinyasa (200 hours). He has studied Soto Zen for years and continues to expand his expression of yoga with innovative approaches to functional movement.



Lena and Joel are new residents of the Okanagan. They are living their dream of forest farming, making raw chocolate and sharing the traditional teachings of yoga through country-wide workshops, intensives and retreats.

Lena Laforet Del Mar

Lena is a student, teacher and a former owner-director of Moksha Yoga Victoria.  Lena is a student of Eihei Peter Levitt in the Soto Zen tradition and was ordained in November 2015. She weaves elemental themes into her yoga classes and meditations and sprinkles Spanish into everything. From roots to blossoms, Lena brings traditional yoga teachings to life through innovative perspectives. She is certified in the instruction of Moksha (500 hours), Yin (80 hours), Vinyasa (200 hours) and has attended a multitude of retreats, intensives and specialty workshops.




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Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Let us awaken. Awaken! Do not squander your life.
— Eihei Dōgen 永平道元

There's a famous story about the Buddha’s encounter with a brahmin (priest). The story goes that one day this priest passed the Buddha on the road. As he did, he was struck by the Buddha's radiance and aura of peace. So he stopped the Buddha and asked, "Are you a celestial being or a god?"

"No," said the Buddha.
“Well, then, are you some kind of magician or wizard?"

Again the Buddha answered, "No.”

Stumped, the brahmin finally asked, "Well then, what are you?"

To which the Buddha simply replied, "I am awake. "

Tracey Narayani Glover, “Lotus of the Heart: Living Yoga for Personal Wellness and Global Survival,” Lantern Books, 2016