Wellness is within reach
Meet Janet Haigh of Blue Sky
I am a fully certified Yoga Therapist and graduate of the Vancouver School of Healing Arts (2018-2020) as well as an experienced Yoga Instructor (Prana Yoga Teacher Training College, 2008). My practice is to collaborate with you to achieve greater, balanced wellbeing as you define it. I take a trauma-sensitive approach with individual clients and in small-class settings. I have been trained how to conduct physical assessments using physiotherapist Diane Lee's ISM methods, as part of my intake protocol.
I am fortunate to work in Comox, BC, Canada, and acknowledge my privilege to practice, live and play on the unceded ancestral lands of the K'omoks First Nation peoples. Here, I incorporate various traditional yogic practices including physical postures, breath work, mudra and meditation to assist you in meeting your wellness goals. You set the targets towards which we work. I am a certified member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), as well as a member of the Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA-RYT 500).
Are you longing to return to a blue sky state of mind, body and spirit? It would be my honour to work with you.
What exactly is Yoga Therapy?
Client-centred, collaborative exploration
"Yoga Therapy—or as we call it Yoga As Medicine— is the selective use of various yoga tools — such as poses, breathing techniques, relaxation exercises and meditation— to help individuals with virtually any health condition, physical or psychological. Because people's health and fitness vary, we often modify poses or use props to make the practices safe and effective. In Yoga As Medicine, we perform detailed holistic assessments of each client—evaluating their body, mind, spirit and environment—and then craft a personalized yoga Homecare program for that client. Yoga therapy can be used by itself or as an adjunct to any conventional or alternative medical treatment."
-Dr. Timothy McCall
(This explanation is quoted directly from Yoga Therapist and Medical Doctor Timothy McCall’s webpage: drmccall.com)
Pema Chödrön, Buddhist nun:
"Remember: you are the sky. Everything else is just the weather."
“My experience working with Janet, as I said to her: “It was nothing I expected … and everything I needed.” So beautifully catered to me and my needs. I loved the Yoga Therapy Homecare Plans given to me, summarizing what I had learnt, so I could practice at home. Janet has a great energy and I was very impressed by her body reading skills. [She] taught me more about my own body.”
“Janet comes across as caring and empathetic, and shows a genuine concern and desire to help make yoga accessible to a person with little experience with the practice. Working with Janet today was great, and I would like to continue working with her … She took a lot of care in trying to understand me, my motivations, and physical and even emotional needs, then to plan a session that would provide me with the most benefit.”
“Janet was very receptive to my needs, offering appropriate poses and clear instructions throughout the postures. She was very good at demonstrating what to do as well as checking in to make sure I was feeling good. Janet was very attentive to my specific needs ... I also really liked her feedback and encouragement. Janet has been truly amazing in helping me over the past 3 weeks. She is very knowledgeable and attentive.”
Absolutely every person, every body is invited!
Every breath we take is another chance at living
My yoga journey began in our basement in the 1970s, with my Mom leading us kids through Kareen Zebroff's "The ABCs of Yoga" book. What fun and how exotic was this new experience? After practicing on my own and teaching yoga informally for several years, I felt compelled to become a fully qualified yoga instructor in 2008, and have been teaching classes ever since.
I am now an experienced and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist who has taught yoga students ranging in age from 13 to 100+. I graduated from the Vancouver School of Healing Arts' Advanced Yoga Therapy course in 2020. Previously, I was a high school English literature teacher who lived and taught abroad for 28 years in eight African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
While I lived abroad, I taught yoga on the side and realised that most every person left their practice feeling happier, more energised, connected with others, and resilient than when they began. "Why not investigate how to share more of these positive benefits with others, in a therapeutic capacity as a Yoga Therapist?" I wondered ... then set out to become qualified to do so.
My primary interest as a Yoga Therapist is to offer trauma-informed, restorative one-to-one yoga therapy to patients, caregivers, survivors, teachers, first responders, clergy and others who assist fellow human beings. I also offer chair-based yoga to elders and other clientele who may not feel best served by typical yoga offerings in the mainstream. I welcome all persons with deep respect.
I seek opportunities to serve joyfully in helping you achieve your individual, specific wellness goals. I work with kindness, curiosity and gentle open-mindedness to assist you in discovering the healing benefits of yoga: anxiety reduction, balanced energy levels, increased resilience, stress relief, greater flexibility, healing assistance, and fitness of mind, body and spirit.
I firmly believe there is blue sky within each of us, to reclaim and bask beneath ... care to explore more of it together?
Please scroll down to see my fees. You are welcome to contact me for further information:
email email@example.com FaceBook page: Blue Sky Yoga Therapy
Current Offerings: Autumn 2022
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy Sessions
Private, personalised, collaborative
Yoga Therapy involves private consultations between a trained therapist who draws upon yogic practices and wisdom to assess and address your holistic needs. Together we explore physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and other mindfulness practices which may assist you over time to reach your wellness goals. Home or virtual sessions can be arranged for a time that suits you. No previous yoga experience is required.
Let's set up a meeting.
Morning Gentle Hatha Flow at Nourish Wellness Studio, Comox
Lengthen & strengthen
8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Mondays only
Commencing 12 Sept. 2022
Morning Yoga in the fully equipped Nourish Wellness studio in Comox is perfect for folks of all ages looking for a meaningful mind-body experience. No previous experience required. All classes offered from a trauma-sensitive approach.
To join any time, email
Trauma-Sensitive Hatha Yoga
practiced on a mat
Calming, restorative &
These classes are specifically for individuals dealing with post-traumatic responses who are working towards reducing anxiety and easing overactive energy. I will be offering gentle trauma-informed Hatha Yoga mat classes Monday evenings at 19 Wing Comox Air Force Base from 7:00-8:00 pm in Comox. This series of Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Classes to Soothe Your Nervous System will run Monday 12 Sept - 17 Oct; and again from 7 Nov - 12 Dec.
Military & civilian folks are welcome to join anytime. Registration is open now.
For more details email
The thinking behind Blue Sky Yoga Therapy
Blue sky thinking mixes open-minded optimism with curious wonder. It is a positive way to consider alternative solutions to life's problems. If we take a fresh approach and consider things anew, we can bring about change. While a common sky above unifies all who live beneath it, we personally experience physical, emotional and other types of "weather" that are uniquely ours. Fortunately, clouds come and go while the serene sky patiently abides, a constant and hopeful sign of calm balance.
As a Yoga Therapist and Instructor, I choose to be a blue sky thinker and mover. I am excited to work at resolving situations by using yoga to explore possible solutions. Blue Sky Yoga Therapy honours the complex entity that you are as a physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual person, and helps you navigate your particular challenges on any of these levels, in the protected space of one-to-one meetings.
"How blue is the sea, how blue is the sky,
how blue and tiny and redeemable everything is,
Mary Oliver, poet
Blue Sky Yoga Class & Yoga Therapy Fees
All fees given in Canadian dollars inclusive of taxes.
Concession rates offered to first responders, CAF active/retired persons, healthcare workers and folks 65+ years of age.
Each 60-75 minute Yoga Class (mat or chair)
In person, pre-paid, no drop-ins
$12.00 Standard fee / $10.00 Concession fee
Option: 10-Class Pre-paid Punch Card for the cost of 9 classes ($135 standard; $108 concession)
Each 60-75 minute Yoga Class (mat or chair)
Pre-paid via Zoom
$10.00 (all students)
Each 60-75 minute Yoga Class (mat or chair)
Drop-in via Zoom (arranged by email no later than 24 hours prior to start of class)
$15.00 (all students)
Each 60-minute Private 1-to-1 Yoga Therapy Session in rented studio space
$115.00 / $100.00
Each 60-minute Private 1-to-1 Yoga Therapy Session at client’s home or space
$75.00 / $65.00
Each 60-minute Private 1-to-1 Yoga Therapy Session via Zoom or Skype
$60.00 / $50.00
Bundle of 3 prepaid Yoga Therapy Sessions (60-minute Private 1-to-1) delivered either face-to-face or virtually
Save $25.00 off total price (applicable for all rates)
GIFT CERTIFICATES can be arranged:
you choose the amount & service you wish to send, and a Gift Certificate will be delivered to your designated recipient.
Other private yoga classes or yoga therapy sessions: fee to be arranged