Adventurista Bios

Cyn Currie

March 06, 2017

Cyn Currie

Cyn Currie is a professional bird.

That's right, she flies for a living. How cool is that? 

You know that saying "when fish can fly," in Cyn's case they do. She's as at home playing in the ocean as she is soaring with the birds. The world is her playground. 
This marine engineer took a leap, literally, when she became a professional Skydiving instructor...
... and canopy pilot, and wingsuit BASE jumper, and speed flyer, and paraglider. 
Just like superman sometimes needs to take a break, when this girl needs to rest her wings she finds solace in the sea. She's currently cultivating a passionate love affair with all thing aquatic; surfing, kite surfing, free diving, SUPing and scuba diving. 
We'll keep you up to date on her latest escapades but we bet you're dying to find out more right this minute! 
Check out her website
Follow her on instagram @cyncurriebird
Creep her on facebook Cyn Currie
Cyn paragliding
Cyn Skydiving

 Cyn Base Jump

Cyn SUP

Read more →

Meet Them All!

March 06, 2017

Meet Them All!

brandmark

We LOVE these ladies!

They're not afraid to be wilder.

Or maybe they are, but they do it anyways. Either way, these ladies are wild in a way that we can't get enough of.
Our hope is that you will be so inspired after reading their stories that you'd rather go play outside than continue shopping online. Seriously, we're not going anywhere so you can come back to us later. Adventure is in the moment. Seize it and get out there! 
It's never to soon and it's never too late to BE in YOUr element. Wherever that may be. 
Click any photo below to learn more
Cyn CurrieClaire JohnstoneSara LeslieMaeve JonesLindsi KayLiz ThomasMichelle GriffithAllison GordonErin MonahanKristin CampbellSpring Mclurg

Read more →

Liz Thomas

March 06, 2017

Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas is a mathematical genius. 

a.k.a. a professional slack-liner. 

Slack lining is a neuromechanical task consisting of thousands of mathematical equations, the answers to which allow the body to remain balanced and upright. 
It's no wonder this mathematics degree holder, a graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, is so good at it!
It is quite the experience to watch her on a highline. The way she smiles from ear to ear makes you think she's skipping along on solid ground, not walking along a bouncing rope over a 200ft canyon. 
A passionate teacher, she spends her summers working at various all girl camps, predominantly with Girl Scouts of America. Her opportunity to grow as an athlete and a leader is as endless as her talents; she can also be found playing on aerial silks, rock climbing, spelunking, performing yoga on the slack line and a plethora of other outdoor sports.
Liz aspires to spread joy through physical activity. 
Follow her on instagram @lizasouras
Liz slacklineLiz slackline hoolaLiz Aerial SilksLiz handstand

Read more →

Claire Johnstone

March 02, 2017

Claire Johnstone

Claire Johnstone is an Ironman Triathlete

Make that a 4 x Ironman Triathlete.

If you've ever ran a marathon you probably get asked all the time "What's that, like 10km?" It feels pretty good to answer it's 42km and watch their jaw drop.  
I am sure Claire get's asked all the time "what's an Ironman?"
Only 0.01% of the world population will get to feel what Claire feels when she tells people
 

"An Ironman is a 4km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km run." 

And she's done it 4 times!!!

Claire also became an ultra marathoner this year when she completed the Whistler 'WAM' 55k trail race, which boasts a staggering 11,000ft of elevation. 

Never one to sit still, in her 'down time' she skis, mountain bikes, rock climbs, travels the world and enjoys cooking plant based food.

As a recent performing arts grad Claire is pursuing an acting and fitness modelling career. If our endorsement counts for anything then let us tell you how truly honored we are to get to work with someone who is as motivated, talented and wonderful to work with as Claire Johnstone.

Follow her on instagram @runlikethewild

"Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible"

Claire runningClaire WAMClaire Acting

Read more →

Sara Leslie

March 02, 2017

Sara Leslie

Sara Leslie goes where the wind blows.

From the steady winds of Squamish to the warm gusts of La Ventana. 

Sara Leslie is a truly gifted Forrest yoga teacher. Take a class with this girl and you will leave feeling healed from the inside out and the outside back in. Her voice guides you into a blissful zen as she encourages you to explore the limits of your body with a curious mind and find new spaces to fill with self love.
In the winds of change, Sara helps you find your true direction. 
Want to feel more of the love Sara has to offer? 
Follow her on instagram @windsoulwellness
Take one of her classes at Baja Joes
New schedule as of March 1st, 2017
Tuesdays + Thursdays 7:30 a.m.
Saturdays 5:30 p.m.
Sara BackbendSara portraitSara Pigeon Pose

 

Read more →

Maeve Jones

March 02, 2017

Maeve Jones

Maeve Jones is made of magic.

She is a prancing spark of life.

Spend an afternoon wandering wild with this fairy godmother and all of your wildest dreams will come true. With a knack for intangible truth, she'll ask you "what do you want?" over and over again until you speak truths about yourself you were too afraid to admit. Truths like "I believe in myself." 
Her magic wand is her bright confidence, which gives you permission to be bold, too. Let Maeve reveal the magnitude of power you have locked inside.
Most people think, who am I to believe I can be great?
Maeve teaches, who are you not to be?
You with gifts aplenty. Who are you not to share those gifts with the world and leave it a better place? It is your legacy to share your talents with others. It is your right to evoke your greatness!
She reminds us all;
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world."
Maeve Jones is a Play Artist and lover of yoga residing in Whistler, BC, where she is well known for her warmth, light touch, and playful nature. She guides humans through yoga, free movement, wandering wild, and self-awareness. Ask her about her prancing practice. 
To receive some of her love and light, join her for a powerful yoga class at YYoga NeoWhistler, a gentler hatha yoga class at Yogacara, or best of all prance with her through the forest during Whistler’s Wanderlust Festival.
She's also a gifted acro yoga performing artist and fire spinner, and can be found showcasing her talents at world renowned events such as the World Ski and Snowboard Festival and Whistler Blackcomb’s Fire and Ice Show.

Maeve will be leading bold nature adventures all weekend long during the 2017 Whistler Wanderlust Festival. Don’t miss her gifted offerings: Wandering Wild (a highlight - do check this out!), Tree-Hugging Time Out, The Magic Forest, and Mantra on the Mountain.

Visit her website to learn more

Follow her on instagram @maeveofmagic 

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

maeve jones waterfall pose

Maeve Jones Acro

Maeve Jones Prancing Wanderlust

 

 

Read more →

Lindsi Kay

March 02, 2017

Lindsi Kay

Lindsi Kay lives in the upside down world.

You can find her anywhere except with her feet on the ground.

A self proclaimed inversion junkie, Lindsi is a gifted teacher and circus performing artist of yoga, hoop, partner acrobatics, aerials and dance. 

She does it all, on a person, in the air, from a chair, anywhere!

It takes a passionate, outspoken and energetic person to accomplish all that she does. Lucky for her, she's overflowing with those qualities, and she won't apologize for it either. Why should she?

Hailing from Bend, Oregon, Lindsi's entrepreneurial spirit keeps her busy operating her own business and several blogs. She is a certified Hatha yoga teacher, and the co-founder of Slackrobats, an energetic community of extreme yogis and slackline ninjas. You can find her hosting delicious yoga retreats around the Pacific Northwest and abroad. She also loves to see small businesses thrive and helps connect her community through her blogs Slackrobats and Best Gluten Free Beers. She's a busy lady!

Visit her website to learn more.

Follow her on instagram @lindsikaycircus

Connect with @slackrobats to participate in slack line challenge hosted by Lindsi.

lindsi kay handstand split

Lindsi BaliLindsi yoga

 

 

Read more →

Michelle Griffith

March 02, 2017

Michelle Griffith

Michelle Griffith enjoys the Nomad Life.

Who she is and how she chooses to exist changes every day. 

In her own words, Michelle is "hard to describe in black and white encoded electrons on the interwebs" and like most of us claims to still be figuring herself out. "There are so many words to describe myself and what I do."
She'd prefer that when you read about her and look at the pictures that you merely form the "skeleton" of an opinion and "wait to fill in the meat of it until you meet [her], work with [her], play with [her] and experience a slice of life with [her.]"
Michelle is a registered Yoga teacher. She completed her 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training on the Big Island of Hawaii, privately with her long-time yoga teacher Heather Gail George. She has studied body working in the form of Thai Yoga Therapy and is also a certified YogaSlackers Teacher, actively guiding and practicing slack-lining at many levels. To round off her impressive resume she also practices, performs and teaches acro yoga and does so while traveling the world. She puts everything together in a form of balance-oriented acro yoga called Slackro. Pioneered by YogaSlackers, Slackro is acro yoga on slack lines. It's seriously impressive!
Born and raised in Denver, CO, Michelle earned a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics at the Colorado School of Mines and has since spent all of her time traveling both internationally and within the US, living out of her Toyota Tacoma.
"I currently live wherever I am at the moment."
Where is she now? 
Follow her on instagram @chelleslacks
Catch up on her blog
Michelle slack splits
Michelle Canyon Gap
Michelle Griffith Instagram
Michelle Griffith Aerials

Read more →

Spring McClurg

March 02, 2017

Spring McClurg

Spring McClurg has the key to happiness.

Got that "something's missing" feeling? It's the mountains. 

Raised in the foothills of The Rockies, Alberta, Spring appreciated the beauty of the mountains, but never once thought to climb them.
Other than the odd small lake hike or walk around local trails, her family was not outdoorsy.
Further distancing herself, she entered the concrete jungle by moving to Dublin in 2004 and carving out a comfortable life in the city, with a good job and plenty of disposable income; but something was missing.
In 2009 she felt the desire to start long distance running, a bold change for someone who couldn't run a full minute without gasping for breath. A mere year later, with a few road races under her belt, she was on a plane to the West Coast of Canada to start a new adventure with her husband.
Together they discovered the joy of mountain life and haven't looked back since.
Spring's secret to happiness? Leaving the beaten path and making her own. Her life is now about trying to push past mental and physical barriers to prove that anything is possible.
Experience her adventures hiking, biking, skiing, rock Climbing, ice climbing, backpacking, camping, canyoneering and exploring the mountains by;
Visiting her website
Following her on instagram @springmcclurg
Creeping her on facebook
Spring McClurg

Read more →

Kristin Campbell

March 02, 2017

Kristin Campbell

Kristin Campbell is a yoga visionary. 

Her path lights the way. 

Kristin Campbell co-founded Whistler's first yoga studio, Neo Alpine Yoga, in 2001, setting the trend for many yoga studios to follow.
She is the creator of Tapasya Yoga, an alignment-based Hot-Hatha and Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga methodology informed and inspired by over 18+ years of yogic study in several traditions; Anusara, Baptiste Power Yoga, and Bikram Hot Yoga. Although each studio has branded their Hot class differently, Tapasya Hot-Hatha + Hatha-Vinyasa inspired classes and teacher trainings are being offered in the UK, Europe and Canada.
In her own words;
“I am in love with my life path as a Student, Yoga Educator, Teacher Trainer, and Mentor for teachers. My classes are engaging, intuitive, educational and transformative. Through concise and accessible language, I teach optimal alignment for every-body to enhance, uplift and expand your practice. My intention is to strengthen the free and free the strong. YOU are the dream-weaver, the vision-keeper, the myth-maker. YOU are the one you’ve been waiting for.” — KC

Want to find out more about what Kristin teaches, her mentoring program and how you can work, play and study with her?

Visit her website
Creep her on facebook
Kristin Campbell Yoga
Kristin Campbell Triangle Pose
Kristin Campbell Portrait

Read more →

Allison Gordon

March 02, 2017

Allison Gordon

Allison Gordon moves mountains. 

Or rather over mountains, in every way possible. 

This YogaSlackers and acro yoga teacher is also a ski patroller, avid climber, biker, runner and traveller. 
Not a bad range of activities for a med school student to maintain and excel at!
Allison is living proof that you really can do it all. 
Wondering how she does it? 
Follow her on instagram @alli__g
Allison Gordon YogaSlack
Allison Gordon Climbing

Read more →

Sasha Galitzki

March 01, 2017

Sasha Galitzki

Sasha Galitzki is mesmerizing. 

When she performs the world stands still.

The lights dim and the build-up of alluring music changes the mood in the room. As the spotlight finds her the world freezes, transfixed by the golden goddess who moves with grace and charm. As her performance unfolds, revealing the incredible strength and absolute poise of this talented woman, you can't help but wonder how someone comes to be so captivating.

Maybe she's born with it.

Actually, she was, but it's not what you think. Sasha was born with an insatiable curiosity, a gift that has allowed her to keep moving forward, to explore her passions to the furthest, to acquire knowledge in abundance and partake in endless adventures.

Sometimes you learn something about someone that surprises you. In Sasha's case there are so many surprises if a jack-in-the-box went off right now we wouldn't even flinch.

Let's start with the stuff you already know. She's a talented lyra performer, so it should come as no surprise that she is equally gifted on aerial silks, trapeze and pole. She learned her craft training with some of the top acrobats around the world, including attending a 3 week circus school in Helsinki, Finland. She gives back by teaching and coaching aerial and partner acrobatics and was the founder of Whistler Acro.

Literally dropping bombs, Sasha was a professional ski patroller for 7 years and has been skiing since she was 1 1/2 years old. Firing the Howitzer for avalanche control being her favorite part of the job. What is a Howitzer? It's a cannon. That's right, she's fired cannons for a living.

Since there's a big gap between skiing and aerials let's start to fill in that space. She's also a certified white water canoeist, a former competitive swimmer and water polo player. She can also hold her own rock climbing, mountain biking, sailing and kayaking.

She possesses a dual bachelors in Economics and International Relations and is currently going after a master degree. We don't think she'll have any troubles obtaining it, while most people struggle to speak a second language, this lady can speak 5.

That last fact is slightly less surprising, though no less impressive, when you learn that she has travelled to 51 countries and lived in the USA, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Tasmania, Bulgaria and currently Canada (also briefly in El Salvador, Spain, and Finland). 

What do we love the most about Sasha? That despite her impressive resume, she is incredibly down to earth. 

Her favorite downtime activities are baking cookies and cuddling with her Doberman. 

Want to see more?

Encourage this modest woman to post more to her instagram @sashasnakehips

Sasha Galitski Lyra

 

 

Read more →

Erin Monahan

March 01, 2017

Erin Monahan

Erin Monahan tells it like it should be.

What would you say if you were less afraid to say it?

As the founder of the ecofeminist magazine Terra Incognita, Erin Monahan knows what she stands for and has a way with words that makes us gobble up every word she puts to press. She reminds us of the saying "if not me, who? and if not now, when?"

She inspires us to stand up and speak out, to say what needs to be said. 

Given her talent with words and our lack of it, we're going to let her tell you about her publication and mission in her own words... 

"Terra Incognita Media is a feminist response to environmental and social injustice, as well as a protest of our click-bait, 140-character culture. Much like our approach to climbing, we strive to challenge the limits and perceptions of what we can endure, handle, and create. Consumerism and capitalism dominate our Western ethos, but this is our resistance. As our society shifts into a fully integrated digital age, and (without our welcome) ushers in a new president, we strive to instigate meaningful discourse that leads off the page and manifests in political action.
We tell different stories. We seek to make the unheard and marginalized loud and clear. We uphold creativity, expertise, and craft. We know the costs and risks associated with running a print publication, but feminist media doesn't exist in the outdoor industry. And that needs to change.

Terra Incognita Media raises tough questions about our existence on this planet, catapults difficult conversations about the unknown, and stimulates action towards the benefit of our environment.  We're breaking barriers and pushing the envelope. We stand behind those who revel in fighting consumerism, the patriarchy, and "societal norms," because our climbing world is not exempt from these obstacles and they must be addressed.We believe in Negative Capability: the ability to linger in the mystery - to revel in it. John Keats who coined the phrase describes it as "when a [hu]man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." Terra Incognita explores many outcomes, many meanings, discards closure, welcomes possibility, and finds resolve in the ambiguity of existence."

When's the last time you wrote about something you stood for and shared it for the world to read?
Read some of Erin's articles and be inspired to stand up and speak out; 
Check out her publication Terra Incognita
Follow her on instagram @terraincognitamedia
Erin Monahan climbing

 

Erin Monahan crack climb

Read more →