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Erin Carnie, a contortionist from Bendy Bodies (Located in Maple Ridge) is curently raising money for a yoga teacher training program in Bali, Indonesia. It is a three week program, which will leave Erin and her duet partner with a ... More ...

Erin Carnie, (17, Vancouver, BC) a contortionist from Bendy Bodies (Located in Maple Ridge) is curently raising money for a yoga teacher training program in Bali, Indonesia. It is a three week program, which will leave Erin and her duet partner with a internationally reconized certification. This allows them to teach yoga anywhere in the world. The total expenses of the trip will be around $10,000! If you would like to help them get to Bali, please donate or email Erin at for other ways you can help. 

About Erin

I am currently a performer and student at Circus Lab in Langley, BC and a former performer from The Underground Circus and Westcoast Contortion and Acrobatics. I started acrobatics with Anne Lawton at Peggy Peats school of dance at the age of 8 and started dancing at 5 years old. Years later and I find myself coaching young acrobats at Dance Fx in Maple Ridge. I have gotten the opportunity to have worked and trained with Otgo Waller, a world-renowned contortionist from Cirque du Soleil and trained on aerial silks with Kristi Toguchi, a Las Vegas performer whom has traveled the world performing her magic shows and aerial acts. I have also trained with former Cirque Du Soleil performers; Ninon Parent and Peter Boulanger. I have completed all my South African Acrobatics exams with honors with distinction, and CTDA exams with honors. When I am not bending myself in half, I spend the rest of my time dancing as I am trained in jazz, contemporary, theatre, tap, ballet, lyrical and hip hop. I recently got into yoga that past couple of years and absolulely love it. It really goes hand in hand with my contortion and dance. Ive found that after a long day of contorting, spending a couple hours doing yoga really helps relief my achy, stiff muscles. I have introduced yoga to all my young acrobats aswell, and they themself truley enjoy it. Yoga is something i am really passionate about and I want to be abe to share and explore the art of yoga with others.

About the Trip

The trip is 22 days in Bali, Indonesia. We will be staying at the Puri Bagus Resort in the town of Candidasa. The trip includes the following; (

Professionally designed curriculum to help maximize your learning

Over 130 hours of asana practice – guaranteed to produce a difference in your body that you can see and feel

*Personal attention, support, and training from a faculty of five expert teachers

*Three full weeks of training, with down time worked in for you to relax, vacation, and explore

*Check-in sessions with professional coaches to discuss your personal and professional objectives, and your progress throughout the training

*22 days of elegant accommodations in a spacious, well-appointed bungalow

*Tasty, lovingly prepared breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea with snacks, all made with the freshest local ingredients available.

*Evenings are left open so that you can decide how to spend each night. (Dinners start at $5.) Vegan, gluten-free, and other options available for those with special dietary requirements

*15% discount on all food and beverages purchased at the resort Festive celebrations during the training

*One spa treatment Two half-day excursions

*Your “Awakened Life” YTT Coursework Manual

*All the love, support, and encouragement you desire!

The Typical Schedule would look like as follows; (

*6:00 – 6:30 Tea and light snacks

*6:30 – 7:00 Meditation / Meditation Study

*7:00 – 9:45 Active Asana Practice & Workshops

*9:45 – 10:30 Breakfast 10:45 – 1:00 Workshop / Classroom Session

*1:00 – 4:00 Lunch / Free Time / Homework

*4:00 – 5:00 Workshop / Classroom Session

*5:00 – 6:30 Restorative Asana Practice and Workshop

*7:00 – 8:00 Dinner / Free Time / Evening Study / Homework

Why Bali?

I am looking to go to Bali in November of this year. I want to go to Bali because it is the fastest, most efficient way of getting my International Yoga Certification (Most of the teacher training where i am from only allows you to teach in Canada) Other reason is i wont be limited to learn from 1 teacher. There will be 5 teachers who will be there to teach and support me in any way needed. The opportunity to travel to Bali would be amazing. It would truley be one of my most memorable trips. To be able to travel, learn and practice yoga would be a dream come true for me. It would also be remarkable 18th birthday! 

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