Yoga Guide, Paddler, Coach
Hi! My name is Drew Climie and I’m a Life and Performance Coach, Yoga Instructor, and I'm a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instructor.
A bit about my guiding style, I firmly believe that Yoga should be accessible to everyone, my classes move at a pace that allow you to progress at a rate and level that suits you. My class are full of choice and options, you will be encouraged to listen to your body’s signals so you can practice in a way that works best for you. If you are new to yoga, don’t worry. I provide a lot of guidance on how to move into the different forms safely.
Before instructing SUP I worked in the corporate world, the tech industry specifically. I was a Director of Tech Services, Business Analyst, Manager of New Markets and more. I won’t bore you with that here though, if you are interested check out my Linkedin Page. What I will tell you here is I burnt out, and needed a change. That’s where getting out in nature, connecting with fun new people, and living what I love became my new life.
I’ve lived in Vancouver for 3+ years, before that I lived and worked mostly in London Ontario. In London I owned and operated LondonSUP the only full service Stand Up Paddleboard Shop in London. Through LondonSUP taught 100’s of folks how to paddle, offered SUPYoga, SUP service, sales, and ran events on the Great Lakes for the folks wanting to paddling on water moves, a lot!
I love working with everyone interested in paddling but especially love working with folks who have convinced themselves they CAN’T, for whatever reason. Their smiles when they DO are always the biggest! When describing my approach to teaching, folks usually say I’m patient, knowledgeable, and relaxed … I like to add chill and compassionate :) I like to slow down and take my time and encourage others to do the same. If you aren’t smiling, you’re trying to hard :)
If you ever see me around, please say Hi! and introduce yourself, I love meeting new folks.
I acknowledge that my work takes place on unceded and traditional shared territories of the Coast Salish peoples – xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.I recognize these nations and peoples as the founders and custodians of the lands and waters.