So Why Vancouver?

On a list of “top-10 worst-dressed cities in the world”, Vancouver placed third, according to a “study” released on MSN Travel. The culprit? Yoga pants. Here’s what MSN Travel had to say about Vancouver, home to the “fashionable” yoga pant.

“There is one reason, and one reason only, why we’ve decided to include Vancouver on this list of the sartorially damned: yoga pants. We blame you, Vancouver, birthplace of a certain, insanely popular yoga gear brand which will go unnamed, for spawning a street trend dreaded by all women with wobbly bits and fat deposits in the wrong places. Really, what gives with the whole wearing of bum hugging workout gear to every other place except the gym? On behalf of women with hips and thighs everywhere, who like their pants to have buttons and zippers thank you very much, and who are of the opinion that yoga pants are a ruse worn by lazy pseudo-fashionistas, we beseech you: unless you plan to do a downward dog within the hour, spare us the yoga pants and put on some real trousers .” (

Do you agree with Vancouver’s unfashionable status?

It doesn’t take more than a minute to find a yoga studio in Vancouver where all types of yoga and yoga teacher trainings are going on. This makes people more accessible to go to yoga studio just like going to a gym or favorite café.  There’s music, Om-ing, flowing vinyasa and Sanskrit. All presented mindfully, but with the confidence of someone teaching in a town where yoga is so trendy it’s, well, seriously mainstream.

Nestled around a harbour on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver has always been known as an outdoorsy city. Residents of British Columbia love the fact that they have some of Canada’s mildest weather. They embrace cycling, skiing, hiking and everything outdoors with panache. But they still need plenty of indoor pursuits; after all, it’s not without reason that Vancouver is known as a rainy city. You can expect rain here almost any day of the year (perhaps not so much in July and August), but the people, the scenery and the healthy living options will make up for any pesky precipitation. Yoga and yoga teacher training provides a healthy way to stay in shape indoors while provding a curable way to help most people deal with the rainy blues!