In 1976, at the age of 16, Colleen Fraser began teaching dance to children with neurological disorders as part of a volunteer high school project. At that time she also began her formal studies in anatomy and her fascination with the human potential. She has been developing her work since then.
Ms. Fraser has an extensive background in human kinetics, food science and sports psychology, dance, bodywork, meditation and yoga. She received and BS in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University in 1982 and has been certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Registered in British Columbia as a Massage Therapist. Among her many teachers have been Dr.V. Lad and Jaisri Lambert in Ayurveda and Kashi Richardson and Tina James in Yoga, John Upledger in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Fritz Smith, in Zero Balancing.
Colleen Fraser is a Whistler based registered massage therapist and teacher of ancient ayurvedic texts. She is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and the Ayurvedic Institute, and continues her self-study for over 20 years. Colleen is the director of education and training for Vida Wellness Spas, originally the co-founder of the spa which opened its flagship location in 1989, formerly known as the Spa at Chateau Whistler. The Spa has grown to encompass an integrated, multidisciplinary team of more than 100 professionals, with goals including continuing education and preventative healthcare. She works primarily with massage practitioners and estheticians who look to enhance their skill level. Ayurveda is a complete life science and life strategy that facilitates health so that we can employ all of our potentials in life.