Caroline MacGillivray

Qi Salon Founder, Caroline MacGillivray. Photo by Dan Poh
Qi Salon Founder, Caroline MacGillivray. Photo by Dan Poh

Caroline MacGillivray

At the tender age of three, Caroline began the journey of exploring movement, breath work and dance. After fifteen years of ballet, Caroline’s life revolved around singing, dancing and acting. This “triple threat” ‘s exploration of the mind body spirit connection grew through voice work classes during her Full Time Two Year Training at Gastown Actor’s Studio. Using movement, writing and voice to develop programs to build self-esteem and changing lives, Caroline has collaborated with community groups in Metro Vancouver to bring opportunities to explore this work to vulnerable populations. Some of the highlights include founding the award-winning Beauty Night Society fifteen years ago, speaking engagements that include a TEDX talk, and scholarships for additional training.

Through Aradia Fitness, Caroline was one of Canada’s first pole dance for fitness instructors. When she became their instructor trainer on the West Coast, she developed classes, training and certified instructors. One of the classes she created for Aradia was Ballet abs, buns and thighs. She has taught barre and ballet body classes at UBC Recreation, Hollyburn Country Club, and SFU Recreation.

Caroline is a Medical Qigong Therapist. With 15 years of experience of wellness and health promotions in marginalized populations, Caroline was gifted a scholarship for medical qigong practitioner and therapist certification at Empty Mountain Institute. In addition to working with patients in clinic, Caroline teaches medical qigong workshops and classes. In addition to qigong, Caroline encourages connecting with mind, body and spirit through different modalities. Additional trainings Caroline has been gifted include 200 hour YTT through Karma Teachers and Prenatal yoga training with Lori Lucus. Currently Caroline is working on becoming a Master in Medical Qigong and reiki certification. Caroline teaches barre, meditation, ballet body, aerial yoga, vinyasa, hatha, yin, chair, kids classes throughout Metro Vancouver. A yoga teacher, dance instructor, writer, and speaker are selected activities Caroline is known for. Caroline is best known as the founder of Beauty Night Society, an award-winning registered Canadian charity.

In 15 years, Beauty Night has given more than 50,000 life-makeovers to women who live in poverty. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed: she is honored to be a 2002 Flare Volunteer Award (national) recipient, Shakti Public Service 2012 recipient, 2010 Spirit of the Crane Gold Community Award recipient, MetoWe Finalist(National), 2 time Woman of Worth finalist and a five-time YWCA Woman of Distinction Nominee. Caroline is also a speaker, writer, dance instructor, yoga instructor and a medical qi gong therapist. She was thrilled to be the recipient of full scholarships for medical qi gong practitioner, 200hr yoga teacher training, pre and post natal yoga training and yin teacher training. She is also known as the former host and producer of Sexy in Vancity Radio on 101.9FM CITR.

2 thoughts on “Caroline MacGillivray

  1. Caroline

    I so enjoyed your class this morning at SpiRe Yoga Studio – beautiful flow and it was a pleasure to meet you

    Angel Blessings & Namaste

    Pam

    1. Pamela,

      It was a pleasure to meet you too! I taught there today and will be covering tomorrow morning’s class for Solomon too.
      I am teaching hatha flow 7:45pm on February 18th, yin yang on Saturday, February 20th 9:30am, and hatha flow 9:30am on Sunday morning February 21st.

      I hope I get to see you in class soon! I just updated my upcoming calendar so hopefully I get to see you in class. Several of the studios I teach at do accept Class Pass.

      Sincerely,

      Caroline

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