We are passionate about creating nourishing experiences and environments for children to learn and to grow.

About Storyoga

Vanessa Lee
Founder & Creator

Vanessa Lee is the Founder and Creator of Storyoga and lives in North Saanich, BC with her family. She is a mother of two and a recipient of the 2021 Child Care Regional Awards of Excellence for Vancouver Island, BC. 

Vanessa is a visionary and has a passion for curating spaces that nurture and nourish all those who step foot in to the environments she creates. She is extremely talented at what she does and leads from a place of heart. 

Vanessa’s Early Childhood journey began in 2006 after entering into the the Early Childhood Care and Education Program at Capilano University. After completing the program, she was presented with a unique opportunity to work alongside one of her mentors in a school specialized in children’s literature and art.

Not long after, Vanessa completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training which sparked a life-changing trip to India that continues to inform the Storyoga philosophy and way of being to date.

Vanessa opened her first Storyoga location in 2012 with her second location opening at McTavish Academy in 2018. Most recently, Vanessa and her husband purchased the Playhouse Property in Deep Cove and have transformed this space in to a beautiful oasis for children and families to call home. 

As a successful business owner and mother of two Vanessa is actively striving to find balance between both worlds. While she thrives in the role of entrepreneur she is currently working on creating more spaciousness and ease to enjoy the simple things in life alongside her family. 


What Kids are saying
  • “Once upon a time there was a little girl named Mattea and she always liked to go to Storyoga. The little girl had so much fun at Storyoga that she even didn’t want to leave.” ~ Mattea, 4
  • “She reads us stories and we colour. I love drawing inside the shapes – and about Vanessa, I love her!” ~ Darien, 4
  • I like doing the downward dog and the pom – pom blessing. I like yoga because it is good for your body and we learn about nature.” ~ Lucas, 6
  • “I like the stories Vanessa read to us, and I liked doing Namaste Mountain.” ~ Renee, 6
What Parents are saying
  • “I heard about your classes and camps from several of the Sidney Preschool moms. I’ve talked to quite a few people about your classes at Strongstart, Preschool, and in Logan’s Kindergarten and I have never heard a bad thing. You should be really proud of the strong reputation you have built in your small community.” ~ Joscelyn, Sidney BC
  • “Kaylee absolutely loves the class and you also. We have tried a few after-school things before and she has never been enthusiastic about them. With this yoga she comes home and can’t wait to show us what she is learning. Thanks for all the energy you put into it.” ~ Sarah Paulson, Sidney BC
What Teachers are saying
  • “Hi Vanessa. Thanks so much for having me. I felt so comfortable… a sense of coming home or at least inspiration for the type of environment I want to be involved with. Out of all the centres I visited, yours was the most beautiful in so many ways, especially the vibration of peace.” ~ Yvonne MacKenzie, Pender Island BC
  • “Vanessa’s interactive storytelling, wide use of colorful, playful props and the brilliant way in which she engages children in yoga poses was a hit with the children in our program! Thank you Vanessa for exposing our children to yoga in such a fun, positive way.” ~ Lori, Victoria BC