Carla Wainwright

...started practicing yoga in 1996, the original motivation — to touch her toes! She had no idea the journey she was beginning to undertake would be so profound and transformational. Seventeen years later, she can touch her toes, and along the way she discovered that her talent and her passion has become helping others nourish their unique journey toward self discovery.

Carla is one of the founders and owners of Chinook Yoga and founded the studio along with Ken Gleeson in 2001. She teaches a wide range of classes - from Yin Yoga to Vinyasa to Pre-Natal. She is a senior faculty member of the SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Program. She has over 17 years of teaching experience and loves working with students to explore opening and connecting to the etheric body as a means to merge to the higher Self. Carla is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500) and a member of the International Yoga Teacher's Association. She leads regular teacher trainings and retreats in both Prince George and Mexico. Her personal website can be found at

Carla Wainwright instructs the following:
  • The Desire Map Workshop - Get Hooked on Feeling Good Intro
  • Most of us have desire backwards. We set all of these goals, these external markers, and we HOPE that if/when we achieve them we will feel the way that we want to feel. Sometimes we do, many times we don’t, and often that feeling doesn’t last long.

    We are living in a reactive, needy energy where we are expecting something outside of ourselves to MAKE US FEEL the way that we desire. It leaves us exhausted and depleted.


    In this fun and interactive two-hour intro workshop, I will introduce you to a new kind of desire. One that is fulfilling, sustaining, and CREATIVE. One where the journey feels just as juicy and sweet as the destination. AND you will walk out with one sparkly new CORE DESIRED FEELING to guide you on your journey back to yourself.


    If you are unfamiliar with the Desire Map or Danielle LaPorte or if you adore her work, this is the perfect event for you.

  • Yin Yoga
  • The Yin aspect of Yoga uses long held relaxed floor postures to stretch and stimulate the "Yin" or deep connective tissues of the body.  This gentle practice will increase your flexibility, opening your hips, lower back and shoulders and will enhance your overall sense of well-being.

  • Core Fluidity
  • Core fluidity will help you become strong and centered. The class will focus on developing core strength in the abdominal area as well as through the lower back and side body. Pranayama will also be explored. All levels welcome!

  • Pre-Natal Yoga
  • 6 week sessions dedicated to developing a nurturing yoga practice during pregnancy. Carla has been leading pre-natal yoga classes for more than 15 years and has helped hundreds of women enjoy easier pregnancies, deliveries and recoveries! Discovering yoga through your pregnancy is a wonderful experience. As your body changes and new life grows within you, yoga can help bring your mind and body into balance.
    Pre-natal classes are suitable for women who are more than 12 weeks pregnant right until their due dates. However, we advise you to begin classes before the 32nd week of pregnancy. Contact us if you would like to start after your 32nd week. Each session has 6 classes. For more information or to register, please call us at 564.YOGA or email Carla at
    Class fills up very quickly - we recommend getting on the waitlist early in your pregnancy. 
    Note: you cannot register yourself directly, you must contact Carla or the studio first.

  • Yin Fusion
  • In all Yang – there is still Yin. In all Yin, there is still Yang. In Yin Fusion we will balance the practice with some gentle flowing vinyasa, creating internal heat to prepare for movement into longer held Yin Yoga poses. Through awareness in all aspects of the practice we will find the edges of our limitations and subtly work beyond those boundaries with relaxed effort. This is an open class for all yogis.

  • Breath of Bliss ~ Winter Solstice Ceremony
  • The Winter Solstice is a celebration of energetic portals that can be accessed for spiritual transformation. In the words of Yogi Bhajan: ‘At a solstice you have to break your patterns. You are here to go through certain changes. And you cannot live intellectually all your life. You have to live by the power of your soul.’

    Join Carla, an embodied yoga & breath work facilitator with more than 23 years experience, for a journey through sacred ceremony to explore and discover your true essence. This workshop will focus on helping you go within and see what you have achieved in the past year, and where you are still stuck and help you break the self sabotaging patterns that block you from your highest potential. Set powerful intentions to lead you through the next 6 month period.

    The Breath of Bliss Experience allows you to dissolve barriers to love... gain clarity about what lies ahead for you and discover the truth within. We will enjoy movement, presence, connecting, deep sharing and conscious touch. And then dive into an hour and a half of circular connected breath to discover what wants to be felt, seen and realized within you. No prior experience of anything needed - everyone welcome.