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Offering mobile Yoga, Mindfulness & Wellness Experiences that fit into your life. We are Pain Care Aware certified, registered and insured 500 hour yoga instructors based in the Okanagan. We can curate a unique yoga experience for your wedding, birthday, corporate or family event.
With Steady Effort, you too can fit Yoga & Mindfulness practices into your life and help cultivate daily gratitude, healthy living, connection with others and most importantly, connection to Self.
Natasha Hinsche Chwachka
Having experienced living in many regions of BC, Natasha is grateful to call Penticton her home with her 3 spirited children and soulmate.
Tasha is an experience seeking lover of life who weaves yoga into her daily life every chance she gets! She can be found in forests of music, floating in the waters of Mother Earth and gazing at Father Sky. Gardening barefoot, hanging upside down, being creative & crafty, travelling and bringing her family and friends together to share in laughter bring her moments of pure joy.
As a life long student, Natasha’s path has guided her to the most amazing teachers who have inspired her to share her love of yoga with others. This collective love of yoga shines through in her creative classes offering all levels of students variety to explore the road-map of oneself. Relax and release on your well known comfortable path or venture off-piste to discover and be challenged by something new with Tasha by your side.
Drawing from lived experience, 500 hours of yoga training, Pain Care Aware certification, Aerial Yoga and Prenatal Yoga instruction and Sound Healing training Natasha hopes to facilitate yoga, wellness and mindfulness experiences for those who have answered the call to be on a path of self-love, connection, and fun!
Yoga came in and out of my life since I was 18, when my volleyball coach, Jen Wheaton, introduced me to the joys of Sun Salutations for a warmup. The next year I went to NAIT, played basketball and took a Personal Training Certificate, where the idea that BOTH physical and mental health take daily effort began to form in my very young, easily distracted mind. I continued to search, not entirely sure what I was searching for, traveling with my now partner of 23 years, Kevin, living out of backpacks and pannier bags for the majority of my twenties.
It was upon returning from one of these adventures, because Kevin and I were expecting…and I REALLY needed a bran muffin, which I was having difficulty finding in Vietnam, that yoga became something more than a video done in my living room or as a warm-up to some athletic endeavour I was pursuing.
Picture it, 2010, the Penticton Walmart and Kevin and I are walking around stupified in the baby section when I bump into Tasha, who also happened to be pregnant, and her magnificent mom, Barb. Well, that was it! Tasha and I just clicked and that year joined prenatal yoga together. That was when yoga completely changed for me. Yoga taught me to embrace exactly where I was at and as my body and hormones were changing incredibly at this time, yoga allowed me compassion and joy as my body grew my, as it turned out, not so little, bundle of joy. (9 pounds, 11 ounces if you were wondering). Yoga also surrounded me with other people trying to find peace and joy in their bodies and love in their hearts.
For the past 11 years we have raised and grew our families together, have practiced yoga anywhere and anytime we could, have taken Yoga Teacher Trainings together and learned little ways of fitting yoga into a busy life of family, friends, work and play and we’d like to share these learnings with you!
Darcie is a RYT 500, who specializes in Kids & Family Yoga, Teen Yoga, Kids Yoga for Adults, Yoga for the Workforce, Beginners Yoga and has completed Level 2 Pain Care Aware Training and Prenatal Yoga instruction.
Darcie Johnson and Natasha Hinsche Chwachka have completed over 2000+ hours (conservatively speaking) of BFY (Best Friend Yoga) together and are well on their way to their 10,000 hour goal!