Aloha, You’re Perfect

Yoga is a practice of humanity. Conscious movement on the mat translates to conscious movement in life. Yoga teaches us to be our highest Self as lovers, parents, children, siblings, co-workers, teachers, students, citizens and friends.

The definition of Yoga is “to yoke”, to uniteIn our practice, we unite with our highest Self, the Divine. When we devote ourselves to wholeness (holiness) within, our entire life experience shifts. Ease, simplicity, service and compassion become the cornerstones of our existence. From this, we experience joyful connection with other holy beings.

The first Sanskrit mantra I ever learned was this:

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu 
May all beings everywhere be happy and free,
May the thoughts, words and actions of my own life
Contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all

I chant this daily in honour of my teachers and a world that inspires me to live freely, happily and kindly. Yoga has given me a lifetime of love, and this is why I teach Yoga.

<3 Sufey

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2014

Free Class | Vinyasa Flow @ Scotiabank Dance Centre
Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11:00 am — 12:00 pm
677 Davie St · Vancouver, BC
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Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10:00 — 11:00 am
677 Davie St · Vancouver, BC
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Workshop Series | Teen Yoga @ Yoga Generation
Thursdays from 7:00 — 8:00 pm
108-2922 Glen Drive · Coquitlam, BC
$60 + tax (studio rate)

Yoga Teacher Training | 200-hr Florida Immersion
December 15th — 22nd (Part 1)
Naples, Florida

2015

Yoga Teacher Training | 200-hr Maui Immersion
April 4th — April 25th, 2015
Huelo, Hawaii

Retreat | Radical Awakening: A Journey into Bliss
May 9th— May 16th, 2015
Pura Vida Spa, Costa Rica

Yoga Teacher Training | 200-hr Costa Rica Immersion
May 16th— June 6th, 2015
Pura Vida Spa, Costa Rica

Yoga Teacher Training | 200-hr Florida Immersion
June 19th — July 3rd, 2015 (Part 2)
Naples, Florida

Yoga Teacher Training | 200-hr Maui Immersion
July 17th — August 7th, 2015
Maui, Hawaii

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From the Mouths of Holy Beings

“Everything Sufey Chen touches seems to involve her being the vessel for other people having a good time, learning new things and being inspired. What impact could be better for one person to have?”

— Frank Peebles

“Sufey is truly extraordinary. She is driven, fearless, passionate, unique, gentle and magical! Sufey is an expert at what she does. She GIVES so much to the community and we need more people like her in this world! Sufey inspires adults as well as children. My 11 year old daughter loves yoga classes with Sufey. She comes home very happy and cheerful with excitement and bright light in her eyes.”

— Aneta Douglass

“Sufey creates a safe, fun practice that embodies love and inclusivity. She combines asana, breathing, meditation and community through play; I found a new ‘yoga glow’ following her class. This play helped me rediscover something very powerful. Expect laughter, music, fun and a powerful energetic workout!”

— Holly Rae

“Sufey’s classes are lila. They are playful, and amazing, and they feel like a class with Osho’s daughter. She is so inspirational, her classes got me through things. I just love Sufey. She’s so spontaneous and pure and blissful. I love her dances, and how she gets us into child’s pose, talking so simply but at the same time taking it so deep.

If you need to be uplifted and feel joyful, just go take Sufey’s class. She will make you laugh, and dance, and breathe.”

— Liza Patiño

“Sufey’s class was a divine experience. That’s the only way I can describe it— I felt like it took me really deep into my own inner joy, which is such a gift. I felt so connected to the present moment— we’re feeling the wind, hearing the waves, listening to the birds. Listening to her talk was a freeing experience. I felt really free in her class. There were no expectations of me, I didn’t need to do anything, I could express myself in whatever way I needed to.

To create that space as a teacher is healing for the planet.

I’m not just going to say “I love myself”. I’m going to feel it.
What’s it like to feel like you love yourself? Pretty darn good.

I thank Sufey for her gift of pure shining light with no reservations.
She’s totally courageous in her teaching style. She’s a courageous person.”

— Hanna Leigh

363 thoughts on “Aloha, You’re Perfect

  1. Wow, I am in awe of this welcoming page because I can honestly feel like I know you just by reading it. The pictures are beautiful and the accomplishments are so honorable. Followed! Haha :)

  2. Hello Sufey!

    I am honored and humbled to see such an accomplished young woman. I love your zeal for life and your desire to learn and continue to grow, all while teaching others as you do. Exemplary! :)

    Blessings, friend!

    Dug

  3. Hi Sufey, it’s Julie from Living Happy! I love your blog. It is amazing!!! I would love to continue to stay connected to you!!! Thanks for all the beauty you give! xo Julie

  4. Hi Sufey,

    Your blog is truly amazing and so wonderful to read. I have never seen someone who has had so many experiences as you have had and continue to do so. You display so much positivity throughout, I will be following your blog ^_^

  5. Wow, what an enthousiastic, lovely, optimistic soul you are. I was reading your story with a big smile on my face. Never let go of that spirit :)

    Thank you for following our blog, I’m glad you did, so I can follow yours ;)

  6. Sufey,
    I have a question for you. I know you probably make a lot of green juices etc. I have always made mine with carrots, apples etc. Now that I am adding spinach, kale etc it get this awful brown color. I look at “green drink” recipes and they look so beautiful and vibrant green. If you know the secret to that beautiful green end result, please let me know.
    Thank you,
    Eva <3

    • What a great question! The colour of your juices depend on what you’re putting in, so if you’re mixing greens with a lot of fruit, you’re bound to get a brownish colour.

      I typically juice only greens (e.g. cucumber, celery, kale, broccoli, etc) because fruit juice consumed alone can be too much sugar for your system (I consider them my once in awhile “treat” juices!).

      The beautiful green comes from a green base, so try to keep the majority of the juice vegetable-based. I personally like it unsweetened, but adding a lemon, pear or green apple cuts the bitterness of the juice!

      My daily potion consists more-or-less of: 1-2 cucumbers, few stalks celery, few stalks kale, broccoli stems, small root ginger, and an optional lemon, pear or apple to taste!

      Thanks for asking!! You’ve inspired me to do a piece on juicing! Hope this helped. :D

      • Thank you thank you thank you :) !!! That is my issue, I add berries etc. I should have known but I thought the greens would still remain. I will do as you suggested and keep it all green. I do watch my sugar intake as well and try to keep it as minimal as possible. Yes, please do a post on green juices. Even as a nutritionist, I am still experimenting with juicing and recipes. I would really love to see your recipes and ideas. Thank you so much for answering my question. Much love,
        Eva

  7. I LOVE what is being transmitted from your blog and into me. You are such a beautiful soul, very inspirational and ever-so fun to read about! I look forward to discovering more about all the things you have to share!

    Love & Light,
    Moon

  8. Hi sufey, I’m so pleased and grateful you found my blog as it has given me this wonderful chance to find yours. I find your zest, love and enthusiasm for life to be so uplifting, I feel refreshed by just reading what you have written. I am loving going through your blog and look forward to future posts. My best wishes to you, SN.

  9. Sufey,good morning,you are a unique person,with all you have achieved,l like your blog a lot.Blessings and success.jalal

  10. You have what is easily the coolest “about” page of any I’ve seen! You made me smile with your infectious joy and energy. I hope you are enjoying your time in New Mexico – it’s a beautiful place. I used to go there alot during the 12 years I lived in Colorado. If you have a chance, make sure you go to the Bisti Badlands in the NW corner of the state – it’s like being on another planet.

    I look forward to checking out more of your stories.

    • Thank YOU Kevin!! What a kind thing to say!

      I adore New Mexico and the gorgeous sunsets, it’s impossible not to be happy here! I’m googling the Badlands right now, that sounds so awesome. :D

      I’m definitely going to enjoy your stories. Happy adventuring!! x

      • Don’t just google the bisti badlands – make sure you go there! It can be especially marvelous during the winter when the skies are more dramatic. But COLD!

        Your tree picture (in Maui) makes me laugh. I need to do more stuff like that when I travel.

      • Haha, okay!! It’s a little too far north right now for a day trip (I’m schooling down in Las Cruces) but I will keep it on my list of places to see!

        Travel’s the best time to get crazy. Do climb a tree for me someday! Blessings! xo

  11. All I can say about you is that you make me damn jealous as a wannabe wanderer who is adding up for the next trip.
    Upside down full split O_o? Just looking at it hurts.

  12. It is so refreshing to read about your positive outlook of life/adventure. I am happy I could find your blog, it is so full of life and passion, I love it! That’s the way to live! :-)

  13. You’re like a little ray of sunshine and if only the rest of the world could just have a pinch of your optimism, it would be such a happier one :-) I’m always trying to introduce new ways to become healthier for myself and my family, and like one of your other followers, you might just be that bit of inspiration I need to get there.

    • Rachel, I am absolutely thrilled to hear that! You are lighting up my day! Like I said, I am always happy to discuss health, and I’ll start sharing more non-dessert recipes soon (aka the majority of the food I eat) LOL!

      On a side note, I adore your poetry, even if it doesn’t rhyme. ;) You’re a brilliant writer! :D

  14. Hello young lady ,
    Lovely about me :) And, I get a feeling that I might as well learn a lot about healthy living from you. Will be coming around for more :) Take good care and Godspeed !

  15. You’re so nice and so pretty I just wanna squish you! Like Dora in ‘Finding Nemo’ with the baby jelly fish. I have recently started to tip-toe into the realm of healthy living and you and your blog might just be the push I need. :)

  16. ..great to hear of your interests!
    ive been doing yoga for coming up to 20 years now…but i changed the standard asanas to suit my life, by adding chi kung….the combination is magical!
    i too love travel…ive covered most of the USA, from west to east, england, greece, italy, france, poland, former USSR, india, pakistan, kenya…my dream is to get to japan…ive never been there!
    im based in BC, canada….

  17. & meanwhile here I find the known indian words :) yogini . . kirtans. . !

    18 years & these much you travelled , OMG ! kind of wonderwoman ;)

    & you are just uncontrollable also at food store . . . energy is just having you as a human form :D

    Yoga / piano / speaking . . . to much creativity found in a single human soul ! Hats off . . . as I just wanted from so much time to learn piano . . . but couldn’t achieve still . . .

    & at last yes , we all are having a same journey called LIFE . . but with fully twisted Tornadoes !

    Thanks for your world . . rather full of energy kinda heaven :)

    Nirav / India :)

    • Nirav, I am blown away by your thoughtful post! I am thrilled to have your energy in my world.

      I dream of going to India soon to explore your glorious culture; I am absolutely enamoured with traditional Eastern practices. Perhaps we will meet one day!

      Enjoy the twists and turns of the tornado! Life sure is a blissful whirlwind of events! Blessings! xo

  18. wow! amazing! what a great life you have.. now i envy you for that life haha.. how long did you stay in Cebu, Philippines? Do you have a Filipino blood or you just visited our lovely country? :) hope to be friends with you and to hear from you soon :))

    • Haha, I bet you live a great life too!! I was only in Cebu for a little over a week, but I adored the Philippines. Everyone was so friendly and happy!

      I can only wish to have Filipino blood, I think Filipino girls are so gorgeous! I would be honoured to be friends! :D

      • i’m glad you liked your stay here :) i love your blog and i do hope i can read it all at the same time haha. thank you very much for being a kind hearted person. looking forward to your more post. :))

  19. Well, what can I say? So much energy and life! So much love and humour! Your life will be a fantastic one – all the time. You have indeed started out well…

    I will ramble around your pages with great joy. Looking forward to it!

    I’m not sure if this is appropriate to say, but you really look as beautiful as you sound too! Fine tone in your text. Take care and Good luck with your studies too!

    • Dear Ann-Christine, the warmth in your words just lit up my day! I am deeply humbled and pleased that you came by to visit, what an honour. :D

      I certainly have a lot to learn from you, and I have been enjoying your breathtaking photography from around the world! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous spirit!

      PS You are always welcome here!! Blessings! :) xo

  20. Sufey I feel so honoured to meet you! Wow you are an inspiration in many ways my dear and demonstrate in a beautiful way that it is possible to excel at more than one thing. I am so happy we have now discovered each other :) Blessed and happy Sunday!

  21. Sufey, thank you for following my blog! I’m amazed after having read the introduction on your welcome page; in fact, I feel like I need a vacation in some warm far-away tropical place. ;-) It’s no surprise then that at some point I’d like to go back to see more of southeast Asia. Thanks again!

    • Hehe, thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences! You’ve been all over the world! Reading your posts remind me of the incredible sights and feels of Asia.

      If you’re looking for a vacation, do come on a yoga retreat of mine one day! Thank you for stopping by! :D

  22. you are eighteen but you have lived so much more than many of us. your energy lift up my spirit on a cloudy day. thank you for dropping by and following my blog. keep the fire burning.

  23. i am so glad that i landed up on your blog….. :) :) i loved everything especially the yoga classes :D …. Also to add up “you look lovely ” :) :) …….. I will be peeping in your blog time and again now…coz its just the stuff i love :)

  24. You have a beautiful blog and a very full life. Where do you find the time? It’s inspiring to see a young person like yourself with such great vision for your life. Bless!

  25. Amazing…I didn’t do half of what you’ve done when I was eighteen. I’m twice that old now, and still haven’t done half as much :) I used to live in New Mexico as well, but I lived in the northwestern part.

  26. Sufey thanks for dropping by and for following my blog. I love the joy and excitement you have infused into this blog and look forward to reading more over the coming months.

  27. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I have just finished reading your ABOUT OR BIO and young lady you have done and seen more than an older seasoned world traveler. It is nice to know you like my blog (I think) and I know that I am going to enjoy yours.

    Regards,
    Yvonne

  28. Hi Sufey! You are super up-beat and motivational! What great energy and gifted mind you have. Thanks so much for sharing your passions with the world. I like your blog and look forward to learning more about you love for all things adventurous!:)

  29. Thanks for checking out my blogs and for the follow. I look forward to reading your blogs! I don’t think I could kick my leg out like you while reaching for something in the grocery store. I’d probably knock something or someone over lol! Cute pic of you and your baby bros working out!
    Have a great week, cheers!
    James

  30. Thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy combing through the recipes and actually try some of them at times. Please let me know what you think about anything you try.

  31. Enjoy your adventures and travels. Based on your lovely smile, I would guess you already are!

    We share many of the same interests (travel, science, food) yet we are more than a generation apart. I look forward to hearing your stories….

  32. Hi Sufey….thanks for visiting “Unwalled” and deciding to follow; I am truly honored. Your exuberance for life seeps through your writing…..:)….God bless you!…..Kim

  33. Wow – you are an amazing, bouncy, well traveled person, not to mention inspiring, optimistic and full of light – we need many more like you in our world. I thank you for your visit and follow at art rat cafe – I am honoured…

  34. Sufy, thank you for stopping and liking a recent post. I could not help but notice in your autobiography that we share a geographic location in common: Prince George BC. We lived there before moving on to Edmonton. I look forward to enjoying your poetry and adventures.

    Take care,

    Ivon

  35. Hello, Sufey. Glad our paths crossed in the blogosphere. Your energy for life is infectious! Enjoy your exploration of the world. Stay safe. Be strong, always!

  36. You are an amazing source of light and energy. I am so happy to have come across you via my blog.

    Please note you will have to release me from your spam folder (under Inspiration Import). The Akismet system is not my friend for some reason.

  37. Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog! Your positivity and passion for life is so beautiful to see :) I look forward to learning more about you, your adventures and Yoga. Have a great day!
    Éva

      • Likewise Sufey! Thank you for sharing your beautiful energy with the world. We sure can use all the positivity you have to offer. You have a gift of making people smile, so keep spreading the joy <3 xo Éva

      • Awww :) Thank you, I am very flattered to be thought of as a goddess and I am humbled <3

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