JUNA yoga: ocean inspired. forest rooted.

photos by: 1. Allen McEachern  |  2. Marnie Recker  |  3. Allen McEachern

With a background in adventure tourism, environmental studies and over ten years of experience teaching yoga,  Nadia Bonenfant found the perfect way to join all her passions into one fulfilling business, JUNA.

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Yoga to me is about breaking through boundaries. It’s about finding accessibility into places that light us up, move us and connect us to the invigorating power of being part of an incredible landscape and yoga community.

Trained on Vancouver Island and California, I have been blessed to bring forth the oceanic energy of a west coast practice and share it with folks in the Appalachian mountains of Quebec. This Canadian “East meets West” connection as well as my background in adventure tourism, is the corner stone of JUNA, an all-woman yoga and outdoor living business I was lucky enough to create.


JUNA is composed of 16 amazing teachers, facilitators and artists that all work together to host amazing retreats that blend yoga with other activities depending on the geographical location. Think yoga+surf for coastal destinations or yoga+ski in fresh powder. It aims to help women break out of the box and empower themselves on the mat, in the ocean and on the mountains.

ocean inspired. forest rooted.

Women come to experience an ocean inspired yoga practice, allowing them to tap deep into the energy of being at the edge of the country near an immense body of water.  We also bring yoga into the forested lands of Quebec and tap into the quiet shifts of the seasons. We discover what it’s like to practice in the middle of a forest full of colour and appreciate how much easier it is to slow down in this space.

Keen to hit the mountains of Tremblant of surf the Canadian coast in Tofino? Check out www.junayoga.ca or their Facebook page for information on upcoming retreats!

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Comment by Tam — December 19, 2012 @ 11:27 am

Hey Tam,
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Comment by gec online — December 21, 2012 @ 10:28 am

Tam! I got this amazing sweater from a childhood friends years ago! She had found it in a store in Vermont but you can look at Cowichan sweaters from Vancouver Island to try and find one! If you have never been out to the island – it’s stunning! We run our Tofino All Women yoga and surf retreats there! So gorgeoussssss! Good luck with the sweater hunt! If during my time there I come across one, I will let you know!

Comment by Nadia — December 21, 2012 @ 10:28 am

yoga and music is not only personal practice and for self- development and also for other stresses have shown remarkable effects on the physiology.Thank you so much for sharing this.

Comment by Elizabeth Emma — December 25, 2012 @ 12:58 am

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