Alisoun fell in love with paddling while living on Salt Spring Island on 1996.  Her “teach to learn” philosophy took her to Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, where she started work as an instructor in 2003 and continues to teach today.  Alisoun’s interest in leadership and experiential education led her to pursue a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management, and in 2007 she launched her guiding career.  She has since worked for St. George’s Outdoor Education department and Galiano Kayaks to name a few.

Alisoun has also been studying movement and healing arts since 1988.  She is an avid yogi and RYT 500 instructor, and integrates her interest in anatomy, as well as Chi Gong and energy work into her yoga offerings.  She is passionate about offering yoga in outdoor settings, yoga-kayak retreats, and yoga specific for paddlers.  She hopes to see you on the water soon, exploring, strengthening and uncovering your own inner nature in the beautiful natural surroundings of Canada’s west coast.