Welcome to HERIZEN Sailing for Women!

HERIZEN™ Sailing for Women’s unique sailing courses are inspired and designed for women by women. Established in 1987, we have been offering high quality personalized women sailing & self awareness training, women sailing lessons, dynamic women sailing & self-awareness seminars, fun Yoga and women sail training adventures, executive women sailing & self awareness retreats for novices and women with experience, guaranteed to build confidence and expand your sailing and personal or professional skills.

HERIZEN™ Sailing School for Women offers sailing & self-awareness training for women in the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound & West Coast of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada as well as British Virgin Islands Women Sailing & Self Awareness Training, Baja Sailing & Self Awareness Adventures for Women, Sailing for Women Mexico, Belize Sailing for Women, Thailand Sailing for Women, Greece Sailing for Women and St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Women Sailing Thailand Sailing and Yoga Fusion Adventures. Sail Canada Certifications available through our programs. Enhance your sailing skills and natural Well-being today!

  • NEW: Greece Sailing & Yoga Adventure  Sept 7 to Sept 21, 2019                                  Space                GO HERE

        Add on a unique Italy Yoga & Culinary Retreat Aug  29 to Sept 5, 2019                       Space                      

  • NEW: Thailand Sailing & Yoga Adventure  Nov 26 to Dec 10, 2019                                Space                 GO HERE
  • Thailand Sailing for Women Nov 29 to Dec 13, 2018                                                        Sold                    GO HERE
  • British Virgin Islands Sailing & Yoga Adventure  Feb 26 to March 5, 2019                    Sold                    GO HERE
  • Belize Sailing Adventure for Women   April 8 to April 14, 2019                                       Sold                    GO HERE

       Enhance your Belize Sailing Trip with a unique 3 day Jungle & Yoga Adventure          Sold         

  • Vancouver Island Sailing Circumnavigation Adventure for Women 2019                       Sold   Wait list    GO HERE

Leg 1:  Nanaimo to Port McNeil – June 1 to , 2019   Salish Sea, Desolation Sound, run 5 rapids, Discovery Islands, Johnstone Strait, Broughton Islands 7 nights / days    Sold

Leg 2: Port McNeil to Tofino, Yes the Wild West Coast.  Round Cape Scott and down the West Side   10 nights / days   June 8 to 19, 2019  Sold

Leg 3: Tofino to Nanaimo, West Coast, Barkley Sound, Juan de Fuca, Gulf Islands   6 nights / days   June 18 to 24, 2019   Sold

  • NEW: Gulf Islands Sailing Adventure – Canada  July 4 to July 11, 2019                           Sold                       


  • Clarananda Natural Living Yoga & Meditation Center – Baja Mexico                                                              GO HERE
  • Yoga for Women – Baja and Canada Women Yoga Teacher Training 2019  – Space                                      GO HERE
  • Annual North India Spiritual Vacation – Shakti Yoga Adventure –  Oct 28  to Nov 12, 2018   Sold               GO HERE
  • South India – The Way of Ayurveda Nature AdventureNov 12 to Nov 20, 2018  Sold                                 GO HERE

Stand in your Power!

Shine your Light!

Let your Spirit fly!

HERIZEN™ Sailing for Women teaches you the finer details of the ‘whys’ of sailing in a way that relates to a woman’s reality while, at the same time, builds self-confidence, self-esteem and belief in yourself in a tangible way that is transferable to all parts of your life.

The ‘HERIZEN™ Way‘ introduces you to ‘inner sailing’ where awareness of body, mind and spirit, together with respect, appreciation and understanding of the difference between men and women’s ways of learning, thinking and doing, promotes giant leaps in your sailing and personal skills.


DISCOVER a new you with our unique West Coast BC Live Aboard Women’s Sail Training. Offers personalized sailing & self-awareness training for women aboard a 40 sloop. Includes: morning practice (Qigong / light Yoga) self confidence techniques

View the 2019 Schedule.

We are a Sail Canada recognized Sailing School  We offer Sail Canada Sailing Certifications: Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Cruising Standards.

In addition, Sailing & Yoga Fusion Adventures.

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DREAM of a Thailand Sailing Experience in the southern Adaman Sea.   Sail, train and play on a 14 day mythical HERIZEN™ Women’s Sailing & Yoga Fusion Adventure in Thailand.   Nov 29 to Dec 13, 2018        SOLD       DETAILS GO HERE

We added a new date Nov 26 to Dec 10, 2019                          Space

View the 2019 Schedule.


Sailing the southern portion of Belize.  Depart / return from Placencia, Belize   April 8 to 14, 2019   Sold     DETAILS GO HERE   


Women sail with confidence and chart your own course.

Women Sailors, do you want the confidence to skipper your own boat and take the ladies out for a weekend or week of cruising? We offer boat calls!

We offer women sail & self-awareness training and coaching aboard your own boat. Imagine cruising from 4 to 7 or even 14 days aboard your own boat or a chartered vessel. If you can dream it you can DO IT. Go to the next level and do what it takes to make it happen the HERIZEN™ way. Take command of the helm and your life today! Sail Canada / CYA Certifications available. Basic, Intermediate & Advanced.

Call Today ! Skype Valma – Herizen


HERIZEN™ now offers women Yoga Self Mastery Training through our HERIZEN™ Yoga Teacher Training /Certification Intensives for Women at the Clarananda Natural Living Yoga & Meditation Center near Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. Now Vancouver Island Women Yoga Teacher Training’ Intensive summer session 2019. YTT Yoga Camp Intensive for Women. Women Yoga Teacher Confidence Training and Women Ayurveda Retreats. HERIZEN™ Yoga for Women Teacher Training Intensives and all HERIZEN™ Yoga for Women Retreats are Yoga Alliance® recognized.

See our new website at HERIZEN™Yoga for Women www.herizenyogaforwomen.com

HERIZEN™ Yoga for Women is a Yoga Alliance® Internationally Registered Yoga School

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“I enjoyed this trip, you are a very competent skipper and did great work with me. I knew nothing about sailing and after 5 days I feel like a fun and competent sailing partner. I also learned many other awareness things …it changed my way of thinking about my life and what is important to me.” Marietta Hopf, Germany


J-SEA Feb 27-5


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