Valma Brenton E-RYT 200, RYT 500, CAP is a transformation trainer, global adventurer and will be your host for this 4-day transformative kayaking adventure. She discovered Qigong and Kundalini Yoga 18 years ago while working in Chile. Within a short time, Valma noticed that the benefits of her Yoga practice helped to raise her level of self-awareness, increased her energy levels, she became more heart centered, all of her relationships improved, she gained fantastic health and improved her flexibility. This was important, as she had lost the use of her legs temporarily in the recovery of a back injury some years before. In her continued exploration of Yoga, Qigong, Ayurveda and other healing modalities Valma found her practice to create a bridge between the body, the mind and the spirit and she believes this will also play an important role in the global awakening.
Valma has studied in India, Chile, Mexico, Canada and the USA. She has been teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings in Baja, Mexico and Vancouver Island, BC, Canada for the last 7 years. Valma is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200, in Iyengar / Ashtanga style Hatha Flow Yoga and RYT 500 in traditional Hatha. She is a certified Ayurveda Health Educator by the American Vedic Institute as well as a certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner. Valma incorporates integrative Yoga practices in her daily life as well as offerings in her women only adventure programs. She is certified in Chi Gung (Cloudy Satchel form) and believes Yoga, Chi Gung and movement gets people into their bodies, deeply connects them to themselves and more openly connects them with nature and others.
Valma is also a qualified sea Captain and has been sailing, boating and kayaking for over 35 years on the West Coast of Canada, Chile, Europe, Belize, French Polynesia, the Caribbean, Thailand, Malaysia, Bahamas and many other locations in the world. She is a recognized CYA sailing instructor, trained in wilderness first aid, is a qualified sea kayak guide, intuitive healer with a host of training in many other modalities such as writing, photography and storytelling. Valma trained as a Permaculture Designer and now lives off the grid at her retreat center “Clarananda” near Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. She incorporates People, Care, Earth Care and Value of our resources in her adventure programs and daily life.
"My purpose, says Valma, "is to be a mirror for other women, to share my knowledge, wisdom of life and encourage them to reach their desired dreams, reach their fullest potential and live their ultimate life. To inspire them to create miracles in their lives and be open to the present moment....creating balance through awareness, self-confidence, intention and faith."
Thank you so much for a fabulous adventure. Everything was so well organized even down to the small details. I truly felt like we were all treated like goddesses. Several of my friends have said they want to go next year! Hope you and family are all well. Please say hello and thank you to Lisa as well.
Our guides are certified in Wilderness First Aid, have been trained by the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BC, and are well-learned nature geeks who know their stuff. All tours prices include use of life jackets, spray skirts (they keep the water out), and paddles. Our guides carry a wide array of safety equipment, including first aid kits, cell phones, VHF radios, spare clothes, and more. Your safety is our highest priority.
Our Seaward Passat G3 kayaks fit two and a half people! They are very stable boats, equipped with a middle hatch seat designed to carry your 4-9 year old special someone, who then has the important job of being "the look out" for BC wildlife. Your child will have an incredible time, making memories, exploring the natural world with you!
Child Age 4-6 FREE with two adults
Child Age 7-11 10% OFF with one adult
We do our very best to give every customer their money’s worth, which is why on any Salt Spring Adventure Co. Ltd. Expedition there is the opportunity for you to learn more about the finer points of kayaking such as: