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Ingrid Hauss

Art & Renewal.

View the Ingrid Hauss web gallery at Artiazza.

View Ingrid's Artist of the Month video on YouTube.

Art & Renewal Private Retreats and Group Sessions

Pilates, Yoga, and Restorative

Contact Ingrid at +1-604-720-1460


  • $350 for 2hr session for 1-5 people.
  • Individual sessions and programme-series are available. Inquire directly for fees and more information.

Indoor and outdoor relaxation, yoga, restorative and active movement for physical wellness, for pain reduction and emotional stress-release. Each movement meditation is followed by guided creative facilitation.

Individual private sessions for Art & Renewal wellness retreats and International Tours bring important milestones to life with vitalizing creativity, while nurturing mind and body at a richly poetic and deeply soulful level.

Each session or retreat culminates in shared reflection over culinary delights and communal feasting.

Four women practicing yoga outside on the grass. There is a blue sky, green trees, and a beautiful fence around the practice area.

Mind & Body Renewal classes are for people who are seeking to deepen and relax into the contemplative dimension of their lives through yoga, conscious breathing and restorative relaxation. Gentle yoga stretches, yoga postures and breathing exercises are introduced as a path for relaxation, stress reduction and renewal for body and mind.

Bookings as workshops, retreat or class-series for private, corporate and educational organizations.

More information about fees see under "Bookings".

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Yogathedral Walks

Next Yogathedral for Fall 2016
  • Saturday October 1, 2016
  • 3-5 pm
  • Bowen Island
  • For more details see description below.
Yogathedral Dates for Fall 2015
  • Where?

    Bowen Island, B.C.

    Meet at Snug Cove Ferry Terminal


    Monthly Saturdays, 3 - 4:30 PM

    • October 3, 2015
    • November 7, 2015
    • December 5, 2015


    Renewal through mindful movement and meditation in nature.

  • An oil pastel image by Ingrid Hauss of mountains in a sunset on the water.

    How much?

    Preregistration: $25

    Fee includes:

    75 minutes of yoga, breathing awareness and renewal techniques + guided movement meditation in nature, our shuttle service, if required from and to Yogathedral's walk on the island and a delicious vegetarian soup at the end.

    Foot passenger ferry fee or swimming across tolls (:-) from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove of $11.95 (return inclusive!) not included.

  • How?

    Preregistration required by cheque or cash in person or by postal mail made out to Ingrid Hauss.

    Payment is non-refundable, except in case of event's cancelation due to wet weather.

    Upon registration: You will receive a letter with a waiver and details regarding travel.

    Mail to

    Ingrid Hauss, B.A. RYT,
    Dipl. VST Spiritual Facilitation and Coaching.
    Studio for Art & Renewal

    Dr. Darryl Grigg
    Psychological and Consulting Services

    #3 - 2025 West 16th Ave
    Vancouver, B.C.
    V6J 2M6
  • Why?

    Come... as you are and be yourself even more after this powerful renewal experience.

    Soak and integrate...your soul in green space while consciously immersing in the healing and cleansing qualities of 'wood air bathing' amidst beauty of nature.

    Steep...in the sounds of waterfalls, streams and breezes while gazing upon wide and spacious vistas of the variable landscapes we are guided through on this renewal experience.

    Restore...through Yogathedral's unique invitation to renew and recharge in your body and mind.

    Sharing and Reflection...over soup delight served by Darryl Grigg at the final end of Yogathedral's active component at a special natural site.

    Why not?

    live fully
    into the why not
    by letting this
    be one to you
    soul starved or not
    to gaze and
    take a long loving look
    at the real
    & out.

    Ingrid Hauss, August 2015

Yogathedral Dates for Winter & Summer 2015
  • Departure and return to described location, rain or shine!
  • Saturdays, 3 - 4:15 PM
  • $25 Drop-In
  • $75 for Five Sessions
  • Preregister with Ingrid at ingridhauss@yahoo.com or call 604-720-1460

A silhouette of a person doing the warrior yoga pose in front of an ocean vista.

A group of four people doing the warrior yoga pose in the woods on a sunny day.

photo credits: Sharron Christi

Additional Yogathedral Walks in 2015
  • Saturday February 7, 2015

    • Bowen Island Ferry Terminal, Village at Snug Cove
    • Clear AIr Meadows and Meditative Falls
  • Saturday March 7, 2015

    • Bowen Island Ferry Terminal
    • Village at Snug Cove for Yoga
    • Shuttle to destination
    • Lake and Roots - Revitalize and Renew!
  • Saturday April 4, 2015

    • UBC Endowments Lands
    • Meet at University Village (at CIBC, Blenz Coffee, MacDonald)
    • Wood Air Bathing on UBC Wooden Trail for Deep Contemplation and Renewal.
  • Saturday May 2, 2015

    • Bowen Island Ferry Terminal
    • Village at Snug Cove for Yoga
    • Shuttle to destination
    • Woods, greens, and waterfalls - Woodair bathe and renew in body and mind
  • Saturday June 06, 2015

    • Salmon Stream at Spanish Banks
    • Spanish Banks - A Shoreline Cleanse


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  • Body Prayer Retreat

    2928 Eastdowne Road
    Victoria, BC
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014, 4-6PM
    • Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4-6PM

    To Register Contact: office@stphilipvictoria.ca or call Gillian Fosdick at 250-592-6823

    Body Prayer is a retreat for people who are seeking to deepen the contemplative dimension of their spiritual life through the practice of yoga and meditation. Gentle yoga stretching, yoga poses and breathing exercises are introduced as a path for relaxation, rejuvenation and stress reduction.

  • Yoga In-Fusion ™

    Salt Spring Island, BC

    August 22-24, 2014

    $115 ($50 deposit to reserve)

    Contact Ingrid to book.

    Music by Willy Miles-Grenzberg. Yoga instruction by Ingrid Hauss.

Yoga Tales

Yoga for ages 7 - 11
  • Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 PM, 2015

    • February 17
    • March 17
    • April 21
    • May 19
    • June 03
  • Rates and Registration

    • $25 Drop In Fee
    • $75 For Five Classes
    • At Ganges Yoga Studio with Ingrid Hauss
    • Preregistration with payment at Ganges Yoga Studio 250-537-4658

We have stories to tell of how to...

  • concentrate
  • crawl
  • breathe slower
  • rise after falling
  • be courageous
  • face challenges
  • be tall like mountains
  • and free as an eagle

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Ingrid Hauss is a gifted movement teacher, artist and writer. As the founder and owner of Art & Renewal for Body and Mind she teaches in her private practice, works at several studios, and teaches corporate, academic and international retreats and conferences. Recently, she was honored with a writer's stipend through the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research supporting her current writing/art project. She continues to lead integrative art installations in the United States, Europe and Canada. Born and raised in the Black Forest of Germany, she now resides in Vancouver, Canada.

Extensively trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, she is certified with the International Yoga Teacher Alliance. She has continued to nurture her passion for the integration of movement, art and spirituality through advanced studies in various styles of yoga, dance and art with master teachers in the USA and Canada.

As a certified pilates-yoga instructor, she offers courses in body rolling facilitating renewal in body and mind through the release of the deeper tissues and release of energy blocks. She has specialized in methods of stress reduction to help calm and revitalize the nervous system. Over the past twenty years, her teaching has become infused with her artistic and poetic expression. As such her practice is enriched by her life-long formation and study in contemplative spirituality.

Rooted in Judeo-Christian writings of the early mystics, ancient desert spirituality and interdisciplinary approaches to mysticism in art and poetry, Ingrid's classes invite the participant into a unique experience of healing and body/mind renewal. Her most recent inspiration in teaching has been to create Yogathedral - a moving meditation practice conducted in sacred, natural spaces.

Emergin Wisdom: San Diego, California, USA. 7-10 April 2016. Spiritual Directors International.

Ingrid is excited to present her Interactive Art Installation titled Body, Art and Sacred Poetry: A Contemplative Movement Experience at Spiritual Directors International Conference Emerging Wisdom 2016 this upcoming spring!

Spiritual Directors International ~ Emerging Wisdom


A partial list of the business and organizations that have benefitted from Ingrid's teaching practice include:
  • Curtis Personalized Health, Lulu Lemon Head Offices, Vancouver
  • St Philip Anglican Church, Victoria
  • Verathon Medical, Burnaby
  • Fit in 30, Vancouver
  • Mennonite Association, Canada
  • University of British Columbia Center for Disease Control
  • Cancer Center, Vancouver
  • Association of Adoptive Parents of Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Vancouver
  • Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary, USA
  • Episcopal Church, USA
  • York House School, Vancouver
  • Fraser Academy, Vancouver
  • Point Grey Academy, Vancouver
  • Basel Lodge & Ateliers, Switzerland
  • Ben Franklin Academy, Atlanta GA
  • Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical & Cultural Research, Minnesota, USA
  • Sitka Physiotherapy and Wellness, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • Youth Hostels Association, Vancouver
  • Pacific Jubilee Training Program for Spiritual Directors, Canada
  • Sonoma State University, Psychology Department, California
  • St. Andrew's United, North Vancouver
  • Salt Spring Center of Yoga
  • North End Fitness, Ganges, Salt Spring Island
  • University of British Columbia, Medical Alumni Association
  • Open Hand Studios for Yoga & the Arts, Sebastopol, California
  • Stress Management Center of Marin County, Larkspur, CA