Who We Are2019-08-15T13:08:18-07:00

Who We Are

The team at Yoga Outreach consists of an amazing group of passionate people who deliver programs, lead the organization, and build connections with our growing community.

Our volunteer board of directors apply their legal, financial, business, and marketing expertise to overseeing the governance and future vision of Yoga Outreach, while our staff manage the daily operations of Yoga Outreach, deliver training programs in the community, recruit & mentor volunteers, and build meaningful relationships in the community to make yoga more accessible each day.


Delanie Dyck
Delanie DyckExecutive Director
About Delanie
Sarah Holmes Del Castro
Sarah Holmes Del CastroDirector of Programs
About Sarah
Nicole Marcia
Nicole MarciaDirector - DoJ Project
About Nicole
Ariel Pavic
Ariel PavicVolunteer Coordinator / Training Registrar
About Ariel
Wendy Goldsmith
Wendy GoldsmithMarketing & Communications Coordinator
About Wendy

Training Faculty

Leslie Wilkin
Leslie WilkinYoga Outreach Core training™ Facilitator
About Leslie
Niki Lacey
Niki LaceyYoga Tools for Youth™ Facilitator
About Niki


Laura Track
Laura TrackChair
About Laura
Jenn Lam
Jenn LamMember at Large
About Jenn
Shivam Kishore
Shivam KishoreMember at Large
About Shivam
Vandana Sood
Vandana SoodMember at Large
About Vandana
Carrie Wertheim
Carrie WertheimTreasurer
About Carrie
Melanie Marchuk
Melanie MarchukMember at Large
About Melanie

Our Commitment

Yoga Outreach believes the diversity of experiences, ideas, individuals, and organizations in our community make us stronger. To create a more just and engaged world, we must embrace and celebrate diversity, practice inclusion, and be a champion of equity.

We recognize diversity in many ways, including but not limited to:

  • Age
  • Citizenship
  • Class and economic circumstance
  • Disability, mental illness, and neurodiversity
  • Education and professional experience
  • Geography and community size or location
  • Language
  • Physical appearance and body size
  • Race, ethnicity, and country of origin or nationality
  • Religion
  • Sex, gender, and gender identity
  • Sexual orientation and identity

While we are committed to addressing diversity as an intersectional issue, we believe the foundation of this work is rooted in racial equity, due to the dominance of white supremacy in all systems of oppression.

We accept that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) means a commitment to constant learning—we will make mistakes, but we are determined to learn from them and to improve.

To be transparent and realistic, we also acknowledge that our capacity as an organization means we cannot always implement inclusive measures to the level that we may like (such as providing content in multiple languages). We are accountable to ourselves (both as staff and board) and to the community, and are creating regular opportunities for reporting on our work, progress, mistakes, and plans.

We encourage and invite your feedback. To support accountability and to be accessible as we continue to do this work, we hope that you will share your ideas, questions, and experiences with us. You can do so by contacting us by phone (604-385-3891) or email (info@yogaoutreach.com) at any time.

With thanks to NTEN for their inspiration for this statement.