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Friday, February 10
 

19:00

Conference Opening | Awards with Special Guest Danielle Laporte
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Join us for the Opening of the 5th Annual Victoria Yoga Conference.  
  • Breathe fore Life Scholarship presentation
  • Danielle LaPorte - White Hot Truth 

Speakers
avatar for Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s inaugural Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” | | She is author of The Fire Starters Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner and journal system, a top 10... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 19:00 - 21:00
MacPherson Playhouse 3 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P5
 
Saturday, February 11
 

08:00

Emotional Archaeology
Be the author of your own life by letting go, unravelling and releasing what is no longer
needed. Through asana, pranayama, and meditation we will open the gateway of
discovering who you really are, and what you are capable of being. Samskaras,
otherwise known as emotional storage lockers will be opened, and as you loosen your
grip and hold to the past, let’s explore what is now, and the possibilities that exist for
future growth.

Come prepared to sweat, all levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Noseworthy

Tracey Noseworthy

Tracey Noseworthy Yoga
“As a Vinyasa Flow” teacher, I feel so lucky to love what I do! My yoga comes from my heart, my own practice, and I approach each class as my true self, with an element of humour and my own idiosyncrasies. I hope to inspire my students with a philosophy full of joy and playfulness. I enjoy watching when I teach, without judgement, witnessing growth, self expression and freedom in my students, from which I am truly inspired... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

08:00

The Wheel of the Year : Rhythmn & Cycles
The Celtic Wheel of the Year is used as a guide to align our life with the earth's natural cycles in the northern hemisphere. This workshop will introduce you to the myth and meaning of 8 points through our year and how to plan our year around these cycles. Adding yogic perspective to this seasonal wisdom practice, participants will come a way with a deeper understanding of how to shift their goal setting, daily living and yoga practice throughout the year. 
Part lecture and part seasonal asana, meditative & journaling practice.

Speakers
avatar for Niki Brown

Niki Brown

Niki has been a student of yoga & reiki for over 15 years. She currently lives between Paris Canada, allowing her greater connection with a global community & ability offer classes, workshops & retreats worldwide. Niki is certified in hatha, vinyasa, restorative & yin yoga with additional training in anusara, ayruveda, meditation & yoga for anxiety & depression. With a background in acting & dance, she weaves her... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

08:00

Warm Flow into Cool and Slow
Join Kailie Woods, Registered TCM Acupuncturist and Certified Yoga Instructor for a class that encompasses what we all strive for on a daily basis - Balance. This Yang/Yin style class will embody both a warming, strengthening Vinyasa portion followed by a cooling, introspective, deep unravelling YIn. Kailie will infuse her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine into this class while supporting her students with hands on acupressure assists throughout. 
Come create strength and calm in this perfect blend of moving meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Kailie Woods

Kailie Woods

Kailie is a 500hour plus Yoga/Pilates teacher and Registered TCM Acupuncturist. Kailie has been serving the community of Victoria for close to tens years, she aims to help others along their physical, mental and spiritual journey.  | Kailie's classes integrate laughter, play and diversity. She is excited to be able to share her passion of mind body movement with all of you and feels very grateful for her beautiful community of Victoria. When... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

08:00

Yin For the Upper Body
In this unique yin offering spend time holding passive postures directed to stretch primarily the upper body. Give your shoulders, chest and arms some serious love, you know they deserve it! Joined by the sweet sounds of DJ Rara.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Laforet

Joel Laforet

Joel's yoga practice began 17 years ago after a rugby injury pulled him off the field. He was overjoyed to discover that a yoga practice could create strength, flexibility and cool his athletic mind. Developing strength and stamina are paramount in Joel's classes. Many innovative body movement techniques are incorporated into his vigorous and and intentional classes. His lighthearted approach to yoga asana will leave you feeling strong and... Read More →
avatar for Alex King-Harris (DJ Rara)

Alex King-Harris (DJ Rara)

YogiTunes.com
Known in the music world as Rara Avis (n. latin for Rare Bird), Alex King-Harris is a dedicated master of his craft with over 20 years experience in multi-instrumental live performance and music production with a core focus on where the electronic underground, yoga and ecstatic dance movements collide. He is also CEO and Co-Founder of YogiTunes.com, a world wide digital streaming and download music service that focuses on delivering top quality... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

08:00

Move K(nots): Body, Breath and a Happy Brain
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Anxiety and depression is becoming a global pandemic, particularly in North American culture. Yoga is needed now more than ever to create tapas (heat, friction and a shift) as well as calming movement - in order to balance our nervous systems. This is a 90 minute challenging asana practice that will incorporate both: heating and cooling, asana and pranayama. We will begin and end with vigorous breath work and cleansing kriyas designed for eliminating stress.

Speakers
avatar for Julia McCabe

Julia McCabe

Julia McCabe has been teaching since her first training in Thailand in 2003. She has since served on the faculty of Pure Yoga Hong Kong (2005-2008), taught at Wanderlust Festivals, the Whistler Yoga Conference and currently travels internationally holding retreats and trainings. Expect simplicity and a creative approach with her background in Kinesiology, art history - and thirteen years of study in the yogic arts. She infuses tradition and... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

08:00

Leverage Your WHY | How to Plan and Deliver Your Classes Like a Rock Star
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Skillful teaching requires dedication, passion and planning - and most importantly, clarity on WHY you are teaching in the first place. When you commit to a skillful teaching practice, you attract the tribe you truly want to serve, and keep them coming back for more. In this workshop for teachers, you will access insights to uncover your purpose, solidify who your ideal clients are, define your teaching intentions, create your own personal teaching manifesto, and explore specific tactics to plan and deliver classes with more potency.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Ting-Letts

Andrea Ting-Letts

Co-founder, Infinite Bliss Yoga Collective
After many years of seeking just the right combination and flow of words, I have finally defined my life's purpose, my WHY: I strive to live my life in such a way that the light inside of me ignites the light inside of others. I practice this as a teacher of yoga. I practice this as a branding and marketing consultant. I practice this as a business owner, serial entrepreneur and workshop leader. I practice this as a partner, mentor, friend... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Sinclair Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

08:00

Spice Shakti: Empowering you with the yoga of Ayurvedic spices.
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Experience the exhilaration of creating a sacred spice blend infused with essential oils and mantra for your divine nourishment. Mantra infuses the potent energy of aromatic spice seeds into the mind for mental harmony and liberation of the spirit. Ayurveda shows us how to incorporate sublime healing into the practice of yoga. By empowering your kitchen with sacred spices energized by seed mantras you open yourself up to receive physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation and delight. Students will receive a spice blend from class to use at home.

Speakers
avatar for Glynnis Osher

Glynnis Osher

Founder, The Mystic Masala Ayurvedic Aromatherapy
Glynnis is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, innovative teacher, healer, author and visionary entrepreneur in the arts of Ayurveda and aromatherapy. She is on faculty teaching Ayurveda, aromatherapy and Indian head massage at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. Glynnis is co-founder of The Spice Life, offering Ayurvedic aromatherapy and aromanutrition online learning experiences and products. Glynnis has co-authored Your... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Intro to Acro
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s start with the absolute basics of L-base Acro Yoga. Together we will move through the fundamentals of bone stacking, weight transfer, building trust and supporting one another. Come with an openness to play and surprise yourself with what you are truly capable of. No partner is required for this workshop and no experience is needed.



Speakers
avatar for Brandon Sherbrook

Brandon Sherbrook

Brandon is a dedicated yogi from Victoria BC who lives to spread joy and make others laugh. He is a certified Acro Yoga Teacher and is passionate about sharing the practice of Acro Yoga with everyone around him.  Brandon is deeply passionate about supporting others to find a deeper sense of self confidence. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island, giving him a deep appreciation and connection to nature. When he is not doing yoga he can be... Read More →
avatar for Katie Thacker

Katie Thacker

I am a yoga teacher - plant eater - nature appreciator. Yoga came into my life in 2007. After my very first class I knew I would eventually teach. Most of my youth was spent as a competitive gymnast, so my body was craving to be healed and nourished. Something kept calling me back to my mat. In 2014, I realized there was no turning back and it was time to become a teacher. I was blessed to complete my vinyasa training with Natalie Rousseau, yin... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Goddess Yoga
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Practice a divinely feminine yoga style that honors Goddesses from all over the world (For example,: Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Kali, Aphrodite, Isis, Kuan Yin, Tara) to name a few. Learn
breathing techniques, meditations and postures to connect to your divinely feminine energy. Learn mantras and movements that honor Goddess energies and qualities that are within you and how the divine feminine energies can be used for healing body, mind and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alexina Mehta

Dr. Alexina Mehta

Dr. Alexina Mehta is a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Naturopathic Doctor, energy medicine practitioner, international speaker, soon to be published author and lover of creative and artistic pursuits.  | She has a thriving practice in Kitsilano, Vancouver with a focus on family medicine, women’s health, hormone imbalances, pediatrics, digestive health, weight loss, sports performance, mind-body awareness and chronic disease. She brings an... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

10:00

Yin Yoga and the Reflections of the Tao
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Niki Brown and Dr.Tanya Gee collaborate together by blending their hearts, spirit and wisdom. Allow Niki to guide your soul into the deep ocean of Yin Yoga. Dr.Tanya will share the 7 main principals of the Tao: Ancient eastern truth and wisdom of the universe. Together we will ground, centre and open up our energy to receive the wisdom of the Tao.  *** PLEASE BRING BOLSTERS and BLANKETS for yourself ***

Speakers
avatar for Niki Brown

Niki Brown

Niki has been a student of yoga & reiki for over 15 years. She currently lives between Paris Canada, allowing her greater connection with a global community & ability offer classes, workshops & retreats worldwide. Niki is certified in hatha, vinyasa, restorative & yin yoga with additional training in anusara, ayruveda, meditation & yoga for anxiety & depression. With a background in acting & dance, she weaves her... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Tanya Gee

Dr. Tanya Gee

Founder and Dr.TCM, Bodhi Tree Healing Centre
Dr.Tanya Gee, Dr.TCM, is a veteran Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with over 22 years of private practice, the founder of the Bodhi Tree Healing Centre, CEO of eSCENTial Knowledge: Plant Spirit Medicines, Ambassador of LOVE, World wide educator and speaker, Devotee and Volunteer of INKARRI: a worldwide Spiritual and Philanthropic Organization, Palliative Care Acupuncture Specialist, Belly Laugher, Story Teller, and Lover of all things... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Yoga Barre
Yoga Barre is a sweetly flowing and energetically sizzling fusion class. By combining the grace and ease of a dancer with the grit and sweat of an athletic workout, everybody can enjoy a functional, non-impact, expressive workout. In this beautiful, sweaty mess expect to strengthen, condition and stretch. This fusion of Yoga and Barre brings soulful music, fiery pulsing, sweeping arm lines, and deep stretches to create the signature Barre burn, interspersed with deep Yoga releases. You will leave class with irrefutably more swagger, taller posture, increased pep and a little more bliss.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Jensen

Kristen Jensen

Alive Mindbody
Currently a Lululemon Ambassador, Kristen owns and operates Alive Mindbody. Actively teaching Pilates, Barre, Yoga and SUP Yoga, Kristen prides herself on clever, functional classes that push boundaries, bend rules and feel insanely good on the body. With Kinesiology and Education degrees, various specialty trainings, 7 years as a ProTrainer with Canfitpro and a zest for music and motion Kristen’s classes are truly a smart, holistic... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

10:00

Skillful Sequencing: Strategies for Teaching Advanced Poses
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In this workshop we will explore strategies to support you in learning how to teach Intermediate or Advanced yoga poses in a way that is both educational and empowering for your students. Be sure to bring a notebook!

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Rousseau

Natalie Rousseau

Owner, Natalie Rousseau ~ Living Yoga
Natalie Rousseau has been teaching since 2002 and is a passionate student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation. She lives in Whistler BC and leads inspirational Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Retreats in British Columbia and beyond. You can expect her classes to be skilfully structured and infused with the teachings that inspire her most, namely the power of practice, the wisdom of nature, and the wonder of living an ordinary life lit up through... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Video Branding 101
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Do you want to shoot video but need a plan?  Video branding is a combination of personal branding and video strategy.  With a clear vision of where you want your career, vocation or business to land, video can be the best way to build a brand and deliver what you’re most passionate about to a wider audience.  With a nod to the yoga professional, this workshop will be helpful for anyone looking to define their personal brand and use video to take their career to the next level.  Let’s get your sweet self out there!

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Unwin

Robyn Unwin

Robyn is a media trainer and video branding coach who helps her clients define, declare and deliver their message to a larger audience through video.  Her education and experience in both broadcast journalism and marketing has been foundational for supporting the media rise of top CEOs and business leaders, including coverage on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, ABC News, Speigel TV (Germany), and Chatelaine and Cosmopolitan magazines... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:10

Community Massage Train
Join the 2017 Victoria Yoga Conference Ambassadors for a Community Massage Train. We did this last year and it was so much fun. Let's fill the Wellness Market with happy, connected yogis! 

Speakers
avatar for VYC Ambassadors

VYC Ambassadors

The 2017 Ambassadors are a team of yogis from all over Western Canada that represent the values of the Victoria Yoga Conference. For more details visit: http://victoriayogaconference.com/ambassadors/


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:10 - 12:20
Wellness Market Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:30

Breath, Meditation...and Ball Rolling
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Researchers on the topic of mindfulness have been studying how simple ball rolling - and the deep massaging and hydrating effect it has on a muscle tissue - helps light up the same neuro pathways associated with mindfulness. De-stress, take a break from asana and drop into a deeply relaxing 90 minutes of my three favourites: centring breath work, guided meditation and simple ball rolling! Does a body good.

Bring your fave massage/lacrosse balls.

Speakers
avatar for Julia McCabe

Julia McCabe

Julia McCabe has been teaching since her first training in Thailand in 2003. She has since served on the faculty of Pure Yoga Hong Kong (2005-2008), taught at Wanderlust Festivals, the Whistler Yoga Conference and currently travels internationally holding retreats and trainings. Expect simplicity and a creative approach with her background in Kinesiology, art history - and thirteen years of study in the yogic arts. She infuses tradition and... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

12:30

Containment and Expansion
When our yoga pracitce begins to feel obsessive rather than devotional, it's time to take a deeper look.  Using the beautiful tool of opposiiton we will explore what feels comfortable as well as where we feel resistance.  This class will explore our framework or container to understand our areas of support and stability.  Next we will contrast with poses that explore our fluid filled body to understand our ability to expand and broaden.  When these two contrasts begin to unify the potential to realize that 'we are what we've been seeking' merges.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Ivany

Heather Ivany

The gathering of different genders, ages, and variant backgrounds, weaved into a kaleidoscope of communal experience is what inspires Heather to teach. She loves the dance of human connection. There is a willingness with Heather to search through the layers of life’s imprints and tap into that place that unites all of our soul’s. It is this that keeps her hunting to know thyself and connecting with others through the power of... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Sinclair Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:30

Sacred Ceremony for Empowered Healing & Transformation
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Experience a sacred ceremony (puja) for releasing what’s no longer serving you on your soul’s journey. If you’ve been struggling with physical symptoms, mental or emotional stress, or feeling disconnected from your purpose and your self then this session is for you.

Through sacred ceremony, setting clear intentions, chanting, journaling and silence, you will call back fragmented parts of yourself and leave feeling more integrated, healthy, clear and inspired.

Speakers
avatar for melanie phillips

melanie phillips

Melanie is a yoga teacher trainer, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist & Bio-Energy Healer.She created the Madhuri Method: 65 hr-Ayurvedic Yoga Training & the Inner Empowerment Mentorship program, both to assist souls in a practical and empowering way to know their own brilliance and experience freedom and self-love. She is the co-author of "Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self-Care through Ayurveda and Yoga Practices that Work.” Melanie is... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

12:30

The Tantric Cultivation of Bliss
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The peace and power that a yogi holds is not purely a genetic gift or a result of agreeable living situations.  It is a result of enjoyable resolute actions performed every day.  We will catch fire, we will shine and it is only a matter of sincerity, action and time.  Yoga is often thought to be exercises performed in a class, yet yogic techniques can accompany your every effort, awakening newfound awareness and liberating dormant energy potential.  You will learn a waking practice for starting your day with energy, potency and heightened determination, how to access your memory and focus during the day, bedtime activities to release the day and build intimacy with yourself and others and a powerful tantric method of reaching a deeper sleep while awakening a lucid dream world.​​

Speakers
avatar for Yogi Shambu

Yogi Shambu

Using both humor and intuition, with over 20 years of teaching experience, Yogi Shambu leads highly successful retreats and conferences that train people in the many spiritual practises that exist Beyond Asana. Follow Shambu on Facebook and Instagram @yogishambu, and download his free yoga nidra at www.shambu.co


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:30

Notes from the Underworld
Without the dark slumber of winter, there is no growth and rebirth. There are tales and shapes that dwell in the shadowy margins of modern yoga. Inspired by the darker aspects of Hindu mythology, expect a deep and dynamic practice, unearthing often unexplored poses. You will balance on your hands, your feet and your underbelly.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Price Clark

Christine Price Clark

Christine's classes are an artful blend of strong, rhythmic asana and purposeful, creative sequencing. She is known as a warm and honest teacher who shares relevant teachings gleaned from the ancient and the everyday.  | | Whether it be in teacher development, public classes , or more intimate events, Christine is best a bringing people together in the spirit of honest inquiry and skilful movement. She aims to facilitate more gatherings... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:30

The Business of Yoga - A Teachers Workshop
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Come one and come all to an incredibly helpful session which fuses the yoga industry with entrepreneurialism and a little bit of the law. Participants are encouraged to attend with a business idea/dream/goal that they'd like to achieve and we'll go through some of the nuances of our industry which can be used as tools to turn ambition into reality. By going through the power of a personal brand, marketing and intellectual property you'll learn a few tricks of trade which can lead to the elusive destination of passive income. This is the perfect workshop for all industry professionals, specifically yoga instructors and yoga studio owners, who all encounter the same challenges and can now turn their minds to beneficial solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Sterling

Cory Sterling

Lawyer/Real Person, Conscious Counsel
Cory Sterling is a corporate lawyer and the founder of Yoga Law and Conscious Counsel, practicing law in Vancouver, BC. His unique approach to serving and educating clients is unprecedented in the legal world. Cory has been enjoying yoga since 2012 and attributes his practice to being a source of infinite light and joy in his life. He is the co-founder of the Muskoka Yoga Festival.  Find Cory on IG @consciouscounsel


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:30

The Conscious Evolver™
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Being conscious of your personal evolution is a radical step to take, especially during challenging times. The Conscious Evolver™ takes into account all of your previous life patterns and integrates them with your current life experiences. With graceful ease, Bliss guides you towards your own self-directed conscious transformation using this innovative 8-step program. This easy to use self-improvement system is designed for those wishing to upgrade their self-awareness and ability to evolve consciously, and for those who recognize their role as inspirational leaders.

Please bring a pen and paper.  

Speakers
avatar for Bliss Prema

Bliss Prema

With a talent for transformation, Bliss Prema is an intuitive healer, mystic and author. Through her groundbreaking 8 step Conscious Evolver™ program and her renowned Indian Head Massage Training Course, Bliss teaches people how to consciously navigate their soul's path and find the fulfillment they're searching for. She is the author of the forthcoming book I Am Bliss - Memoir of a Messenger and she shares her message of healing and... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

14:30

Feel Light Flow High
Honour the spirit within, let go of your fears and come float with us. Ground
your mind, and float your body exploring arm balances through a playful
vinyasa practice, partner work and focussed breath.

Come prepared to play and sweat.

Open to all levels, as modifications, and variations will be offered.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Filippone

Maria Filippone

Maria Filippone Yoga
Maria Filippone’s multi-disciplinary training and teaching spans twenty years and has taken her around the globe, shaping her gifts into a synergistic blend of Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, Thai Massage, and Sanskrit Chant. Based in beautiful Victoria BC, Maria offers private lessons, group classes, workshops and retreats.
avatar for Tracey Noseworthy

Tracey Noseworthy

Tracey Noseworthy Yoga
“As a Vinyasa Flow” teacher, I feel so lucky to love what I do! My yoga comes from my heart, my own practice, and I approach each class as my true self, with an element of humour and my own idiosyncrasies. I hope to inspire my students with a philosophy full of joy and playfulness. I enjoy watching when I teach, without judgement, witnessing growth, self expression and freedom in my students, from which I am truly inspired... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

14:30

Movement is Medicine : Yoga Dance
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Join us for class of revitalizing and uplifting movement where we tap into our creativity and release stagnant energy through a joyful class combining yoga postures with flowing dance moves. We'll work with the power of postures, dance, mudras, beautiful music, breathing, meditation and plant essences. In the last part of the class you’ll receive a relaxing acupressure and chakra balancing session to leave you feeling calm and content.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alexina Mehta

Dr. Alexina Mehta

Dr. Alexina Mehta is a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Naturopathic Doctor, energy medicine practitioner, international speaker, soon to be published author and lover of creative and artistic pursuits.  | She has a thriving practice in Kitsilano, Vancouver with a focus on family medicine, women’s health, hormone imbalances, pediatrics, digestive health, weight loss, sports performance, mind-body awareness and chronic disease. She brings an... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

14:30

Music and Yoga
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Music and yoga are wonderfully connected. In this workshop we'll explore what makes a great playlist, how to use live music in class and how to bring more musicality and sound healing techniques into your voice as a teacher and your offering to students.

Speakers
avatar for Alex King-Harris (DJ Rara)

Alex King-Harris (DJ Rara)

YogiTunes.com
Known in the music world as Rara Avis (n. latin for Rare Bird), Alex King-Harris is a dedicated master of his craft with over 20 years experience in multi-instrumental live performance and music production with a core focus on where the electronic underground, yoga and ecstatic dance movements collide. He is also CEO and Co-Founder of YogiTunes.com, a world wide digital streaming and download music service that focuses on delivering top quality... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

14:30

Emotional Liberation - for Strength, Healing, and Guidance
Take a transformational journey in self-healing, personal strength & inner wisdom. In this experiential workshop, discover the healing power of feelings with this effective method. Learn what the 7 heavy emotions (fear, anger, grief, depression, shame, guilt & desire) want for you and what to do to get there. Experience meditative practices that can help you deal skilfully with emotions, heal past pain, trust yourself, improve relationships, and lead to greater peace & happiness. Leave with renewed peace & new tools. Warm ups, seated meditations, chanting, & savasana. 

Speakers
avatar for Laureen Nowlan-Card

Laureen Nowlan-Card

 Laureen Nowlan-Card fell in love with Kundalini Yoga in her first class and has made it a regular, guiding part of her life for the last 10 years. As a "highly sensitive person" her yogic journey led her to Gurumeher Khalsa’s teachings in Senses of the Soul. Seeing the benefits of the practice, she continued her studies with Gurumeher and became a Certified Emotional Liberation Facilitator (the first in Canada). Laureen believes... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

14:30

Japa Meditation

The Mala Necklace is quickly becoming a noted personal accessory. It’s a popular addition to many outfits, seen in yoga classes or on a special altar at home. However, do you know its roots? Do you know where these powerful tools for prayer came from and what powers they hold? In this workshop, we breakdown the ins and outs behind the mala necklace, and their energetic components - the Rudraksha seed. We complete class by applying our new knowledge and participate in a uniquely designed Japa meditation.

The creator of the Shanti Collective, Rachel Hurst, began to truly appreciate her first mala when she used it as a tool for meditation. In Japa meditation, your hands stay busy while you use your mala to count to 108. Simultaneously, you use your voice to chant a soothing mantra, prayer or soulful tune. With all the energy bundled during this workshop’s community-based meditation, you’re sure to leave feeling at peace and more in tune with the power of malas + meditation.

(**Malas will not be provided. Bring a new or old mala to this workshop. Don’t have one? Come find the Shanti Collective at the Marketplace this weekend before the workshop - if you are signed up for this class, you will receive 15% off your mala necklace!)


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Hurst

Rachel Hurst

Rachel Hurst has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years. As a young girl she was taught to count her breath. Her mother stressed that this simple exercise could improve every activity done in a day. Breath, her mother said, is what links us all together. Rachel’s yoga background is primarily in Vinyasa and Alignment Flow, but it wasn’t until she took a trip to Southeast Asia that she found her favourite practice: japa... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

14:30

Yoga On The Page
Limited Capacity full
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Find your voice. Speak your truth. Write your story. Join Danielle Pope, The Story Midwife, in this opportunity to stretch your creative side and let your inner writer come out to play as you nurture the words your heart has been asking you to let out. Danielle will guide you through a series of grounding activities and writing exercises to get your creative spirit in its flow and give you the tools to unleash your writer within. Whether you’re a published author or someone who just needs an excuse to get creative, grab your journal and give yourself permission for a little fun on the page.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Pope

Danielle Pope

Danielle Pope, The Story Midwife, is a writer, editor and writing coach in Victoria, B.C. She leads yoUnlimited's popular Women and Words writing series, as well as the "30-Day Writing Challenge," and co-teaches yoga and writing workshops in Victoria. She is passionate about helping people tell their stories and created the "Write Now" prompt cards to aid in creative inspiration. Danielle has her degree in writing from the University of Victoria... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Sinclair Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

14:30

THE TAO OF MINDCHILL • an East meets West fusion of Yin & Taoist Yoga
Note:  this is a 3 hour workshop

In the 1st half of this workshop we will explore & deconstruct the gentle, fluid magic of Qi Gong inspired postures. This ancient Eastern system coordinates slow flowing movement with deep, rhythmic breathing leading you into a profoundly calm & meditative state of mind as you cultivate Big Qi. In the 2nd half we will transition into our Qi-Glow-Flow where we merge these Qi Gong elements with classic Yin Yoga asanas. This unique fusion of East meets West is a beautiful synergy of the transformative magic of both worlds, intended to give you the experience of genuine harmony-a life in balance.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Gilley

Cameron Gilley

Cameron whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of Yoga. Having received his Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification in 2002, and drawing from his experience in Hatha, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Martial Arts, in each class Cam devotes his energy to creating a space for students to access their own innate presence through posture, flow, breath and awareness. Whatever your walk of life, he invites you to come experience for yourself... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 14:30 - 18:00
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

16:30

Poise and Play
"Yoga offers the opportunity to unify dualities by performing seemingly opposite actions simultaneously."- Darren Rhodes

Every effective practice will contain both strength and softness, stillness and motion, precision and creativity. Even in the breath we perceive the life-giving effects of opposites. 

Expect balances of all kinds, longer flows, breath work and restful contemplation. 

Speakers
avatar for Christine Price Clark

Christine Price Clark

Christine's classes are an artful blend of strong, rhythmic asana and purposeful, creative sequencing. She is known as a warm and honest teacher who shares relevant teachings gleaned from the ancient and the everyday.  | | Whether it be in teacher development, public classes , or more intimate events, Christine is best a bringing people together in the spirit of honest inquiry and skilful movement. She aims to facilitate more gatherings... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

16:30

EKA (ONE)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this intermediate practice discover the very center of your physical being and learn how to move from there. While arm balancing, begin to lift one finger, one hand and then your whole arm! We will practice many one legged and one armed postures not often taught in a studio class setting. In this class we will investigate wrist health, the power of pranayama and obviously a pile of arm balances.
One hand, one foot, one arm, one leg, one breath, one life, one love.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Laforet

Joel Laforet

Joel's yoga practice began 17 years ago after a rugby injury pulled him off the field. He was overjoyed to discover that a yoga practice could create strength, flexibility and cool his athletic mind. Developing strength and stamina are paramount in Joel's classes. Many innovative body movement techniques are incorporated into his vigorous and and intentional classes. His lighthearted approach to yoga asana will leave you feeling strong and... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Sinclair Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

16:30

SUP Yoga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


You float, breathe, stretch, relax, breathe, and breathe again. On the water. You are on top of the water, and yet completely part of it. It's magical.

Join Jen Craig-Evans for a Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga experience. You will explore basic yoga postures and breathing techniques on a floating yoga mat. You will have the opportunity to deepen your practice, challenge yourself, and possibly get wet! Prepare to have a lot of fun as you explore your personal edge and a new kind of balance.

No previous experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Craig-Evans

Jen Craig-Evans

Jen Craig-Evans believes wholeheartedly in sharing the art of ‘getting out of your head, into your body and connected with your breath.’ After spending many years teaching scuba diving and focusing on a fluid breath underwater, she found yoga and has continued working with that fluidity on dry land. Jen discovered yoga in a hot room, on a Caribbean island and followed this spark of bliss back to the Okanagan where she completed her... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
McKinnon Gym Pool McKinnon Building, University of Victoria

16:30

Ayurvedic Self Care & Soul Care for Yoga Teachers
Limited Capacity filling up

Discover the depth and beauty of Ayurveda; how it’s tools and principles are essential for a sustainable career as a yoga teacher and a healthy life as a human. Learn how to avoid burn out and how to boost your immune system, increase your energy, improve your sleep and feel more aligned with your true nature so you can fully express your dharma. Be inspired to nourish your body, mind and heart.

Speakers
avatar for melanie phillips

melanie phillips

Melanie is a yoga teacher trainer, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist & Bio-Energy Healer.She created the Madhuri Method: 65 hr-Ayurvedic Yoga Training & the Inner Empowerment Mentorship program, both to assist souls in a practical and empowering way to know their own brilliance and experience freedom and self-love. She is the co-author of "Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self-Care through Ayurveda and Yoga Practices that Work.” Melanie is... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

16:30

Functional Anatomy for Yoga
Renewing or learning the basics of anatomy provides the framework for all human movement. By understanding the unique architecture and variety of movement patterns available to the our bodies, yoga enthusiast's and teachers will be able to enhance their practice and learn how to move in a matter that is best for their natural structure. In an interactive session, we will draw the superficial muscles on one another, gathering a greater appreciation for our individual physique, as well as delve in to basic movement patterns , determining what ques work best to aid the movement prescribed.

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Salmon

Kristine Salmon

Chiropractor, Rise Health
Kristine is a long time anatomy teacher and enthusiastic presenter. Her teaching method attempts to cater to all learning styles, including lecture, visual displays, interactive anatomy and movements as well as team based learning. She has practiced and taught in Victoria and Toronto for the past 8 years in anatomy, is the strength coach for the Women's Basketball Program at UVic, and volunteer coaches Basketball in the community. She started her... Read More →


Saturday February 11, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

16:30

Goals with Soul: A Desire Map Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

When you think of the word "goals" what comes up? High fives or disappointment? Excitement or anxiety? In this workshop you will learn a new way to set goals that focuses on the heart of the matter: How do you want to feel? Based on the best-selling book, The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte, this workshop will help you discover your Core Desired Feelings with inspiration, clarity and actionable steps to generate a life that FEELS the way you want it too.



Speakers
avatar for Quinn Abbey

Quinn Abbey

Quinn Abbey is a Yoga Instructor, Desire Map Facilitator & Coach and passionate personal development junkie. Quinn is known for her positive personality and zest for life. She teaches regular yoga classes, workshops and social yoga events and is on a mission to inspire and awaken others to shine their light. You can learn more about her at www.quinnabbey.com or follow her journey on Instagram @quinnabbey_


Saturday February 11, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria
 
Sunday, February 12
 

08:00

Bellyfit Flow™ ~ Beats and Breath
From the creators of Bellyfit® comes the much anticipated Bellyfit Flow™ ~ Beats and Breath :: a seamless fusion of Yoga, Dance & Fitness. Experience how the sacredness of Yoga and the sensuality of Dance come together in a beautiful, fun, challenging way, when married with the strength and structure of traditional Fitness. Add an incredible soundtrack and an inspiring narrative and you've got a completely unique practice designed to uplift and restore on all levels. 
Intelligently designed for the female body.
Shakti Infused to get your fire pumping.
Strong. Sexy. Sacred.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Bracegirdle

Alice Bracegirdle

CEO and Co-Founder, Bellyfit® Enterprises Inc.
Alice Bracegirdle is pioneering a global movement that’s uplifting women through Holistic Fitness and radical body love. As the CEO of Bellyfit® Enterprises Inc., she is a fearless leader to hundreds of certified Bellyfit® Instructors around the globe, a sought after Fitness Rockstar and the creator of over a dozen home workout videos that are moving thousands of women around the world every day.


Sunday February 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

08:00

H-Core
A music inspired 90 mins flow practice with a strong emphasis on core work and alignment. Experience how through optimal alignment of body and mind, breath flows with grace, vitality and ease. Open to all levels. be prepared to chant, sweat and have some fun.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Filippone

Maria Filippone

Maria Filippone Yoga
Maria Filippone’s multi-disciplinary training and teaching spans twenty years and has taken her around the globe, shaping her gifts into a synergistic blend of Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, Thai Massage, and Sanskrit Chant. Based in beautiful Victoria BC, Maria offers private lessons, group classes, workshops and retreats.


Sunday February 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

08:00

The Art of Rest ~ Restorative Yoga & Reiki
We live in a very busy world, always on the go and plugged in. It’s no wonder that chronic stress, anxiety and depression are on the rise. We practice yoga, we sleep, we take vacation, yet we still feel stressed and depleted. We need practices to reset our nervous system. Restorative yoga and reiki can be used in conjunction with your current yoga routine to balance our body, mind and spirit. This workshop will give you tools and practices that leave you feeling nourished and replenished. Lecture & Practice.
*There are minimal props available at the conference (blocks and straps) Please bring your own props. An extra mat, a minimum of 2 blankets (towels work too), bolsters (pillows work too), blocks, & eye pillows for your warmth and comfort. *

Speakers
avatar for Niki Brown

Niki Brown

Niki has been a student of yoga & reiki for over 15 years. She currently lives between Paris Canada, allowing her greater connection with a global community & ability offer classes, workshops & retreats worldwide. Niki is certified in hatha, vinyasa, restorative & yin yoga with additional training in anusara, ayruveda, meditation & yoga for anxiety & depression. With a background in acting & dance, she weaves her... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

08:00

Write It Down(dog)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is for the creatively inflexible. It’s also for those who have no idea what they’re doing; or for those who wish time would just slow down. Take a time-out in this half-yoga, half-writing workshop. Join Carly as she guides a soothing but ink-vigorating slow-flow practice followed by a playful and informative exploration into Creative Writing 101. Bring your notebook and favourite pen. Leave class feeling revived, alive and ready to dive into your own creative journey. 

Speakers
avatar for Carly  Greene Hill

Carly Greene Hill

tiny.writer
Carly is an up-&-coming spoken word artist. She started playing on paper from a young age. Carly was initially inspired by the way words could make thoughts, emotions & experiences move through the body. Recently, she explores the intersection between writing and self-expression and how these tools can be therapeutic, poetic + joyous. Carly is proud to have completed her 300 Hour RYT through Ajna Yoga, and enjoys coordinating several events in... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

08:00

Yoga Legal 101: Critical Legal Information for Yoga Professionals
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Yoga Professionals (instructors, studio owners, festival organizers, retreat runners, conferences, teacher training leaders) will be educated in a fun and entertaining way about the most common and pertinent legal issues they will encounter during the lifespan of their business. These lessons also apply to any small business owner.

Speakers
avatar for Cory Sterling

Cory Sterling

Lawyer/Real Person, Conscious Counsel
Cory Sterling is a corporate lawyer and the founder of Yoga Law and Conscious Counsel, practicing law in Vancouver, BC. His unique approach to serving and educating clients is unprecedented in the legal world. Cory has been enjoying yoga since 2012 and attributes his practice to being a source of infinite light and joy in his life. He is the co-founder of the Muskoka Yoga Festival.  Find Cory on IG @consciouscounsel


Sunday February 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

08:00

Ancient Herbs to Nourish Your Spirit
Limited Capacity filling up

Get acquainted with ANCIENT HERBS to NOURISH your SPIRIT.

Our dynamic energy systems require proper nutritional support to create
optimal vitality and balance within the mind, body and spirit.  
Mother nature has always provided exactly what we need to THRIVE. 

Each Plant embodies a SPIRIT or ESSENCE much like ourselves.  
Let us explore this concept to deepen our awareness of the mystical aspect of healing.

Learn how ANCIENT HERBS can help us become more:
  • GROUNDED: by nourishing the Qi (energy) and Blood with Power Mushrooms and root vegetables. 
  • ENERGIZED: with TONIC herbs to create clarity and focus needed to travel within your heart
  • CENTERED : with ADAPTOGEN herbs to cultivate wisdom and peace.
Be empowered by education and the knowledge to cultivate your optimal WELLNESS!
CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU AT THIS MORNING LECTURE! 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tanya Gee

Dr. Tanya Gee

Founder and Dr.TCM, Bodhi Tree Healing Centre
Dr.Tanya Gee, Dr.TCM, is a veteran Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine with over 22 years of private practice, the founder of the Bodhi Tree Healing Centre, CEO of eSCENTial Knowledge: Plant Spirit Medicines, Ambassador of LOVE, World wide educator and speaker, Devotee and Volunteer of INKARRI: a worldwide Spiritual and Philanthropic Organization, Palliative Care Acupuncture Specialist, Belly Laugher, Story Teller, and Lover of all things... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 08:00 - 09:30
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Level Up Your Acro

This class is for intermediate/advanced acro students.

Find your sense of play and get a little silly with us as we lift each other to new heights. Acro yoga is a dynamic combination of yoga and acrobatics that will challenge you in many ways! You will be high on life by the end of this class (and be equipped with some sweet new party tricks). No partner needed.

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory acro yoga workshop or basic knowledge of spotting, basing and flying bird, throne and folded leaf.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Sherbrook

Brandon Sherbrook

Brandon is a dedicated yogi from Victoria BC who lives to spread joy and make others laugh. He is a certified Acro Yoga Teacher and is passionate about sharing the practice of Acro Yoga with everyone around him.  Brandon is deeply passionate about supporting others to find a deeper sense of self confidence. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island, giving him a deep appreciation and connection to nature. When he is not doing yoga he can be... Read More →
avatar for Katie Thacker

Katie Thacker

I am a yoga teacher - plant eater - nature appreciator. Yoga came into my life in 2007. After my very first class I knew I would eventually teach. Most of my youth was spent as a competitive gymnast, so my body was craving to be healed and nourished. Something kept calling me back to my mat. In 2014, I realized there was no turning back and it was time to become a teacher. I was blessed to complete my vinyasa training with Natalie Rousseau, yin... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Ayurveda Yoga Practice for Rewiring the Nervous System
Limited Capacity filling up

In Ayurveda, vata dosha (air + ether) is the culprit for many imbalances in the body and mind (insomnia, constipation, anxiety). 

Learn what you need to do to calm and ground the nervous system and redirect prana, or life force, for a balanced and nourishing yoga class. This session is part discussion, part practice. 

Come and experience a soothing asana, pranayama and meditation class. Leave refreshed with Ayurvedic tools to deeply restore your nervous system for greater energy, immunity and peace.

Speakers
avatar for melanie phillips

melanie phillips

Melanie is a yoga teacher trainer, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist & Bio-Energy Healer.She created the Madhuri Method: 65 hr-Ayurvedic Yoga Training & the Inner Empowerment Mentorship program, both to assist souls in a practical and empowering way to know their own brilliance and experience freedom and self-love. She is the co-author of "Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self-Care through Ayurveda and Yoga Practices that Work.” Melanie is... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Star Dust Glow Flow

A patient & powerful exploration of a flow-based practice. 

Every heavy element in your body - carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, etc. - had to have been forged in the belly of an exploding star...you are literally made of star dust! Within each of us is the remnant glow of a supernova, just waiting to be reignited. In this thoughtful and playful class led by Cameron, you will sweat and smile as you awaken your body’s stellar memory by slowing down the normally vigorous vinyasa practice. We will take our time to explore the universal principles of precise alignment, core activation, intentional breath linked with movement, and powerful concentration as a means to light the spark. And throughout the class (of course) Cameron will riff about space, time, galaxies, black holes, and all the magnificence that is the Universe! Join in the fun and let yourself shine!

This class is open to all levels of practice: whether you're a seasoned practitioner or brand new to the wonderful world of yoga, get your toes to STAR DUST GLOW FLOW for a taste of the illuminated bliss that comes from slowing down!

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Gilley

Cameron Gilley

Cameron whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of Yoga. Having received his Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification in 2002, and drawing from his experience in Hatha, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Martial Arts, in each class Cam devotes his energy to creating a space for students to access their own innate presence through posture, flow, breath and awareness. Whatever your walk of life, he invites you to come experience for yourself... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

10:00

Move Organ-ically
Physical sensation in our bodies should not be bound by the architecture of our bones or the sinew of our muscles. Suspend the disbelief that this is where our physical journey of feeling ends. Open the mind, the body and soul to the enrapturing of your organ body. Learn through experience how to ground through the kidneys, to feel the effervescent light of the pancreas and the home dwelling of the heart that is undistorted by story. Your body is vast arena of enlightenment awaiting your attention.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Ivany

Heather Ivany

The gathering of different genders, ages, and variant backgrounds, weaved into a kaleidoscope of communal experience is what inspires Heather to teach. She loves the dance of human connection. There is a willingness with Heather to search through the layers of life’s imprints and tap into that place that unites all of our soul’s. It is this that keeps her hunting to know thyself and connecting with others through the power of... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Henderson Room Cadboro Commons

10:00

SUP Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available


You float, breathe, stretch, relax, breathe, and breathe again. On the water. You are on top of the water, and yet completely part of it. It's magical.

Join Jen Craig-Evans for a Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga experience. You will explore basic yoga postures and breathing techniques on a floating yoga mat. You will have the opportunity to deepen your practice, challenge yourself, and possibly get wet! Prepare to have a lot of fun as you explore your personal edge and a new kind of balance.

No previous experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Craig-Evans

Jen Craig-Evans

Jen Craig-Evans believes wholeheartedly in sharing the art of ‘getting out of your head, into your body and connected with your breath.’ After spending many years teaching scuba diving and focusing on a fluid breath underwater, she found yoga and has continued working with that fluidity on dry land. Jen discovered yoga in a hot room, on a Caribbean island and followed this spark of bliss back to the Okanagan where she completed her... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
McKinnon Gym Pool McKinnon Building, University of Victoria

10:00

The Share
As teachers we are moved by many inspirations. However, extracting the essential teaching from those inspirations can be challenging. Whether for the purpose of a single class, or for several decades, this workshop for teachers will supply you with techniques and methods of crafting your honest message. Distilling what you really want to share can be the starting point to a more grounded and wholly integrated teaching experience. 
Expect brief lecture, journaling, and group discussion.
Please bring a notebook and pen.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Price Clark

Christine Price Clark

Christine's classes are an artful blend of strong, rhythmic asana and purposeful, creative sequencing. She is known as a warm and honest teacher who shares relevant teachings gleaned from the ancient and the everyday.  | | Whether it be in teacher development, public classes , or more intimate events, Christine is best a bringing people together in the spirit of honest inquiry and skilful movement. She aims to facilitate more gatherings... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

10:00

Cross-cultural wisdom: the work of Angeles Arrien
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Walking the mystical path with practical feet, Angeles Arrien, cultural anthropologist and educator, described how to live fully present in the world, while balancing our lives, work and spirituality. The author of several books, including The Four-Fold Way, Angeles was a master teacher who taught passionately, leading hundreds of participants in ritual and carefully designed processes to awaken our creativity and launch us on our personal journeys. Her work, a synthesis of indigenous wisdom, psychology and comparative religions, emerged from her deep connection and respect for the land-based knowledge of many cultures, including the Maoris, the people of South Africa and her own Basque culture. 

This workshop will explore several techniques and practices that Angie  developed including the drum journey and the Universal Shapes assessment.  We will work to integrate our experience through music, poetry and collage. Come prepared to learn more about the ways of the Leader, Healer, Visionary and Teacher and to participate in practices that will open your heart and mind to your life path.


Speakers
avatar for Deborah Pike

Deborah Pike

With over 20 years of facilitation experience, Deb Pike was drawn to Angeles’ work in the early nineties. Deb attended several 6-day and 12 day retreats in the high desert of Arizona, where she completed three vision quests. Having travelled widely through India, Europe, and parts of South and Central America, Deb was ready to begin her internal journey. Angeles offered a safe and compelling container for participants to stretch past... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

10:00

Essence & Alchemy
What happens when we excavate our being-ness down to the core of who we really are? We reconnect with our essence, truth and source. What happens when we take whole beings connected to essence and invite them into a space of freedom, truth & authentic expression? We create alchemy 

This 90 minute vibrational journey of channeling, story telling, truth sharing, provocative questions and vibrational transmissions is an invitation to align with your soul and come into contact once again with the source that you understand. We will trust what comes through during this journey and alchemize it together. 

Speakers
avatar for Sherrice Kirby

Sherrice Kirby

Goddess, greatlife designs
Business & Lifestyle Strategist, Best-Selling Author, Reiki Master, Yogi, fabulous wife & mother – dedicated to connecting creators with soulful strategies for their businesses & lives. She is the Creator of Manifesto & Mapping, greatlife design mastermind & Greatlife Retreat. Sherrice is a nature loving, dog walking, horseback riding, fresh food eating goddess of the great life.


Sunday February 12, 2017 10:00 - 11:30
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

12:30

Love is All
Leave the mundane and savour your inner grace with an opening and balancing vinyasa for all levels. This class will clear the slate and connect you back to the only truth we really know... love is all we have to give.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Deslaurier

Emily Deslaurier

Owner, Yoga with Emily
Emily is a school teacher and lifelong student of yoga. She splits her days between the classroom, the studio and the beach. Her teachings are inspired by the playfulness of her students and the simple beauty of the island’s rain forests and winter waves. From her class you can expect steadiness, ease and a sense of spaciousness that allows for new possibilities in your body and mind.


Sunday February 12, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Henderson Room Cadboro Commons

12:30

Reset Yourself with Kundalini Yoga
This gentle energizing Kundalini yoga class works with the meridians of your body to help you easily achieve a higher state of health and well-being. You will learn breath work and a Kundalini yoga practice that you can use anytime you need to totally reset yourself. Change your life - operate at a more optimum level!  You will have all the tools you need by enjoying this one class.

Speakers
AC

Alanda Carver

Sooke Yoga and Wellness IslandKundalini.org
Alanda Carver, who's spiritual name is Siri Amir, was partially paralyzed in 1990. She has overcome many challenges to become a level 2 certified Kundalini Yoga teacher. As the owner of Sooke Yoga and the coordinator for Island Kundalini, her goal is always to inspire others in their own healing journey using the sacred technology of Kundalini yoga.


Sunday February 12, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

12:30

Vitamin Yin
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Yin yoga, yoga nidra, and bodywork - An practice dedicated to a unique combination of healing modalities for body and mind. Katie will guide you through a heart opening yin sequence ending with yoga nidra (yogic sleep). Throughout the practice there will be multiple assistants including Kailie Woods and Brandon Sherbrook focusing fully on healing touch through massage / thai massage / acupressure techniques offering you a truly nourishing experience. Expect to leave feeling revitalized and restored. 

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Sherbrook

Brandon Sherbrook

Brandon is a dedicated yogi from Victoria BC who lives to spread joy and make others laugh. He is a certified Acro Yoga Teacher and is passionate about sharing the practice of Acro Yoga with everyone around him.  Brandon is deeply passionate about supporting others to find a deeper sense of self confidence. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island, giving him a deep appreciation and connection to nature. When he is not doing yoga he can be... Read More →
avatar for Katie Thacker

Katie Thacker

I am a yoga teacher - plant eater - nature appreciator. Yoga came into my life in 2007. After my very first class I knew I would eventually teach. Most of my youth was spent as a competitive gymnast, so my body was craving to be healed and nourished. Something kept calling me back to my mat. In 2014, I realized there was no turning back and it was time to become a teacher. I was blessed to complete my vinyasa training with Natalie Rousseau, yin... Read More →
avatar for Kailie Woods

Kailie Woods

Kailie is a 500hour plus Yoga/Pilates teacher and Registered TCM Acupuncturist. Kailie has been serving the community of Victoria for close to tens years, she aims to help others along their physical, mental and spiritual journey.  | Kailie's classes integrate laughter, play and diversity. She is excited to be able to share her passion of mind body movement with all of you and feels very grateful for her beautiful community of Victoria. When... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:30

Homecoming: Our Hero's Journey
This full spectrum vinyasa practice will be inspired by one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and will take you on an epic journey back to your deepest self.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Rousseau

Natalie Rousseau

Owner, Natalie Rousseau ~ Living Yoga
Natalie Rousseau has been teaching since 2002 and is a passionate student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation. She lives in Whistler BC and leads inspirational Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Retreats in British Columbia and beyond. You can expect her classes to be skilfully structured and infused with the teachings that inspire her most, namely the power of practice, the wisdom of nature, and the wonder of living an ordinary life lit up through... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

12:30

Anatomy for the Yoga Teacher
This in depth session will go through anatomical discussion of the joints, ligaments, organs and muscles affected by yoga practice. There will be a focus on interaction, allowing teachers to work together to creatively learn fun ways to integrate proper anatomical terms and joint motions in to their teaching. Participants will be tutored on surface anatomy while given the opportunity to draw the major muscle groups on one another. All levels of anatomy knowledge are welcome and will gain insight.

Speakers
avatar for Kristine Salmon

Kristine Salmon

Chiropractor, Rise Health
Kristine is a long time anatomy teacher and enthusiastic presenter. Her teaching method attempts to cater to all learning styles, including lecture, visual displays, interactive anatomy and movements as well as team based learning. She has practiced and taught in Victoria and Toronto for the past 8 years in anatomy, is the strength coach for the Women's Basketball Program at UVic, and volunteer coaches Basketball in the community. She started her... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

12:30

Sacred Scents of the Seven Chakras: An ecstatic journey from root to crown.
Limited Capacity full
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Aromatic Ayurveda is a transformational tool used to activate the energy flow in the chakras and inspire the free flow of creativity, self-expression, and spiritual awakening. By infusing prana and mantras with sacred scents into each chakra, we journey up the spine releasing blockages that are hindering our spiritual aspirations. Experience rejuvenation as the soul essence of the sacred oils calls you to the mystic realms of higher pursuits and practices. Students receive a sacred chakra blend from the class for home practice.

Speakers
avatar for Glynnis Osher

Glynnis Osher

Founder, The Mystic Masala Ayurvedic Aromatherapy
Glynnis is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, innovative teacher, healer, author and visionary entrepreneur in the arts of Ayurveda and aromatherapy. She is on faculty teaching Ayurveda, aromatherapy and Indian head massage at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. Glynnis is co-founder of The Spice Life, offering Ayurvedic aromatherapy and aromanutrition online learning experiences and products. Glynnis has co-authored Your... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

12:30

Warrior for Peace: Moving Through Conflict
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Do you shy away from conflict?  Do you feel stuck in a relationship and not sure what else to do? A lot of us are yearning to unleash our creativity, innovation and human potential to change our world. Yet, where most of us meet our greatest resistance is in our conflicts with others.  We are either afraid of hurting someone else or losing our own self-respect. Our bodies and minds are so interconnected that even just bringing this topic up is probably causing you to clench up somewhere in your jaw, chest or stomach. Learn to use this energy of conflict to transform obstacles, embody renewed vitality and apply the principles of yoga for breakthrough solutions. Become a warrior for peace in your everyday life.


Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Lecorre

Cathryn Lecorre

Cathryn is passionate about working with change agents to foster greater levels of joy, partnership and creativity. She brings her experience as a burned out leader in health care to help others shift from resignation, conflict and overwhelm to courage, compassion and curiosity. By integrating her yoga practice with experience in coaching, transformational facilitation and human system dynamics, Cathryn is committed to accessing the wisdom of our... Read More →
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Julia Menard

Owner, Menard Coaching, Mediating & Training
Before becoming a conflict mediator, coach and trainer, Julia Menard was an aerobic instructor. She was focused on leading people to higher states of vibrancy. After a year living in Japan and studying Buddhism, she introduced mindfulness into her daily practice. Now, decades later, Julia's life work is to help others engage in conflict constructively. Underneath her approach, is this dual foundation of movement and mindfulness. Her work has... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

14:10

Community Sea of Oms
Together we will share our voices to create a sea of oms. Unified, we will enjoy the vibrations of our community! We hope to see you there. 

Speakers
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VYC Ambassadors

The 2017 Ambassadors are a team of yogis from all over Western Canada that represent the values of the Victoria Yoga Conference. For more details visit: http://victoriayogaconference.com/ambassadors/


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:10 - 14:20
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

14:30

Body Intelligence : Functional Mobility Yoga
Every Body is Unique and everybody deserves an understanding of their own individual body. This workshop will empower a healthy relationship with functional mobility, alignment and biomechanics in your yoga practice. This practice of developing body intelligence is rooted in the foundation of Ahimsa, "non- harming". You will learn how to wake up stabilizing muscles groups that are essential to the overall health of joints, you will experience deconstructed postures that enlighten your practice and you will enjoy freedom in knowing how to best take care of your unique self. All bodies welcome

Speakers
avatar for Kaitlin Armstrong

Kaitlin Armstrong

Owner and Director, In Balance
Kaitlin Armstrong is a passionate advocate for finding balance in her life through listening to the wisdom of her body. As a Kinesiologist and anatomy geek, she is fascinated by the physical imprints that arise from the mind and the body's infinite power hidden under the layers of old stories. As a yoga teacher, she encourages her students to cultivate an intimate relationship with their unique physical landscape to better understand the mental... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

14:30

Hatha Yoga and Chakra Balancing with Plant Essences
Chakra balancing can lead to better flow of prana or qi throughout the body, mind and spirit. Learn how you can balance your chakras with hatha yoga and the power of mother nature's plant essences. We will be working with each of the 7 chakras and a corresponding plant essence to help balance. This is an innovative and unique opportunity to learn about the effect that between plant teachers (mother natures essences) have on your energy centers. You will leave this workshop feeling very rejuvenated, centered, inspired and connected to mother nature and yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alexina Mehta

Dr. Alexina Mehta

Dr. Alexina Mehta is a Yoga and Pilates teacher, Naturopathic Doctor, energy medicine practitioner, international speaker, soon to be published author and lover of creative and artistic pursuits.  | She has a thriving practice in Kitsilano, Vancouver with a focus on family medicine, women’s health, hormone imbalances, pediatrics, digestive health, weight loss, sports performance, mind-body awareness and chronic disease. She brings an... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

14:30

ONLY LOVE • A Yin & Yang yoga journey
ONLY LOVE is a unique 'all levels' yoga workshop where we take our time and explore the mysteries of that most wonderful of organs-the human heart. Through the art of pranayama,
mudra, and asana, we will dive deeply into a playful and heartfelt journey
on the yoga mat blending both Yin and Yang styles of practice, this is a yogic
match made in heaven. Through the balance of the sweetness of Yin Yoga
and the spiciness of mindful 'slow flow' Vinyasa you’ll fall madly in love with your
experience of being alive! Expect to breathe deeply, release powerfully, and sweat joyfully.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Gilley

Cameron Gilley

Cameron whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of Yoga. Having received his Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification in 2002, and drawing from his experience in Hatha, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Martial Arts, in each class Cam devotes his energy to creating a space for students to access their own innate presence through posture, flow, breath and awareness. Whatever your walk of life, he invites you to come experience for yourself... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

14:30

Rewilding From Within - Dance Journey
Do you love deep bass & harmonious sounds? 
Dance in a ceremonial space between Earth & Sky honouring the temple of your wild truth. 
Bathe in the healing power of consciously curated music and dance yourself free with others who love to get their transformational groove on. Meditatively move through the ancient map of the chakras with dance, breath & sound. Purify & activate your energy systems as you lean into the treasures of authentic expression. This sacred inner journey is potent & fueled by the creative pulse. Root into the earth, blossom towards the sun & dance your heart out.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Greenwood

Christy Greenwood

Creatress/Owner, Christy Greenwood Sessions
Christy is a healing artist helping sensitives & evolutionaries explore their growth edges & navigate emerging awareness. She offers her authentic, playful energy while holding a deep & sacred space for revolutionary discovery & healing. A devotee to the medicine path, she works with those who are ready to pivot in a direction that nourishes a revolution in consciousness.  | She lives near the Cowichan River with her husband... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

14:30

What the Uddiyana do you Mean?
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Uddiyana Bandha means to take flight or lift up. This bandha takes shape and changes in nature throughout any given asana or pranayama practice. If you a) have no idea what uddiyana means and how it works in your body b) you know what it means but want to experience a good cleansing practice or c) you want to apply it in depth/ learn how teach it to your students - then this is for you! Practice will include deep core work, breath and application of the bandha for inversions 

Speakers
avatar for Julia McCabe

Julia McCabe

Julia McCabe has been teaching since her first training in Thailand in 2003. She has since served on the faculty of Pure Yoga Hong Kong (2005-2008), taught at Wanderlust Festivals, the Whistler Yoga Conference and currently travels internationally holding retreats and trainings. Expect simplicity and a creative approach with her background in Kinesiology, art history - and thirteen years of study in the yogic arts. She infuses tradition and... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

14:30

Leverage your Strengths, Attract your Tribe
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Years of unassailable research have shown that individuals that play to their strengths significantly outperform those that don’t - and, yet, most people don't come close to fully leveraging theirs. In this session, we will explore the strengths mindset, learn the true definition of a strength and how to powerfully offer yours in service of others. We'll also explore the relationship between this authentic offering and the people who will be pulled (and potentially repelled!) by it. While this session will serve yoga teachers, the subject matter is applicable to all vocations!

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Hutton

Tracy Hutton

Tracy has focused the last 10 years of her career supporting the Strengths Revolution. She was a collaborator on Marcus Buckingham's last two books, and continues to support the work of The Marcus Buckingham Company as VP of Coaching. Formerly she was VP of Employee Experience for Placemaking, the real estate development arm of Intrawest and recently headed leadership development at lululemon athletica, where she brought a strengths-based... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Upper Lounge Student Union Building, University of Victoria

14:30

Yoga for Recovery Philosophy
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is for recovering people, yoga teachers, therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, sponsors, family members, etc. It will appeal to anyone interested in a more holistic and complete view of the problems of addiction and its solution.

Bringing the West and the East together offers a truly empowering approach for anyone seeking recovery.

Everyone is welcome—all addictions, all recovery pathways, family members, seekers, and those who work as healing professionals.

Join Taryn as she explores the ancient tools and practices of yoga and meditation as a way to deepen the exploration of recovery from addictions.

Speakers
avatar for Taryn Strong

Taryn Strong

| Taryn was raised by recovering parents so recovery has been and continues to be a part of her everyday life. Taryn completed her 300 hour yoga teaching training program in her home town of Victoria, British Columbia in 2007 after falling in love with yogic philosophies and the power of transformation through the mind/body/spirit connection. Taryn received her “Yoga of Recovery” certification at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and her... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 14:30 - 16:00
Henderson Room Cadboro Commons

16:30

When Shiva Met Shakti | Uniting the Divine Masculine & the Divine Feminine in Prayer & Practice
The shift has begun. We are in the midst of redefining beliefs about what constitutes "masculine" and "feminine", and the gender roles that have consequently been imposed on men and women. Viewed through the lens of Yoga, this shift is seen as an evolution of the Dynamic Pulse of the Universe itself. Divine Masculine energy originates vision and purpose, while Divine Feminine initiates movement and form. Using pranayama, mantra, asana and meditation, we explore the discipline of stillness and the expression of movement to bring about radical transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Fab Alberico

Fab Alberico

Fab focusses on alignment as a way to build a sustainable, long-term practice that respects the need for both challenge and safety. He has studied Advanced Yoga Therapy at the College level, and has taken two yogahour® teacher trainings with Darren Rhodes. He now teaches Yoga History and Philosophy to aspiring teachers, offers Yoga Therapy one-on-one, and teaches many styles of classes and workshops, ranging from Restorative to Yin to... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Ting-Letts

Andrea Ting-Letts

Co-founder, Infinite Bliss Yoga Collective
After many years of seeking just the right combination and flow of words, I have finally defined my life's purpose, my WHY: I strive to live my life in such a way that the light inside of me ignites the light inside of others. I practice this as a teacher of yoga. I practice this as a branding and marketing consultant. I practice this as a business owner, serial entrepreneur and workshop leader. I practice this as a partner, mentor, friend... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Michele Pujol Room #2 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria

16:30

7 Insights to the Soul-A Chakra Experience
Tune into the foundation of your own seat. Connect to your roots, follow the river of your own current and empower yourself. From here rise into the expansion of the heart and the liberation beyond. This Vinyasa style class will travel through all 7 of the major chakras creating understanding through experience. Previous yoga recommended but minimal chakra experience alright.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Ivany

Heather Ivany

The gathering of different genders, ages, and variant backgrounds, weaved into a kaleidoscope of communal experience is what inspires Heather to teach. She loves the dance of human connection. There is a willingness with Heather to search through the layers of life’s imprints and tap into that place that unites all of our soul’s. It is this that keeps her hunting to know thyself and connecting with others through the power of... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Queenswood Arbutus Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

16:30

Yoga for Recovery
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Everyone is welcome—all addictions, all recovery pathways, family members, seekers, and those who work as healing professionals. Join Taryn as she explores the ancient tools and practices of yoga and meditation as a way to deepen the exploration of recovery from addictions. Gentle hatha practice, trauma informed yoga, all levels welcome.


Speakers
avatar for Taryn Strong

Taryn Strong

| Taryn was raised by recovering parents so recovery has been and continues to be a part of her everyday life. Taryn completed her 300 hour yoga teaching training program in her home town of Victoria, British Columbia in 2007 after falling in love with yogic philosophies and the power of transformation through the mind/body/spirit connection. Taryn received her “Yoga of Recovery” certification at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm and her... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Henderson Room Cadboro Commons

16:30

Yoga While You Rest: Yoga Nidra
Limited Capacity filling up

Managing stress has become a necessary part of life, yet not everyone has tools to do so effectively. What if the antidote for feeling frazzled was lying down for a yogic nap? Yoga Nidra is no ordinary nap, it encourages tension to release not only on the physical level, but the mental and emotional levels too. In this workshop you’ll be introduced to the 8 stages of Yoga Nidra, their significance to relaxation, and why this systematic meditation is so effective. You’ll be grounded by a practice of mantra, pranayama, gentle movement and Yoga Nidra. Bring a blanket and enjoy your Yogic rest.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Yaskiw

Kelly Yaskiw

Kelly Yaskiw Yoga
Yoga weaves through my whole life and I have a deep respect for these practices. I’m dedicated to creating a welcoming and safe container for students regardless of experience, age, ability. I have experienced the potency of a holistic approach to Yoga in my 15 years of practice and am known in Victoria for sharing this holistic approach. In addition to offering asana, I also offer pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, mantra, and kirtan. I am... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Village Green Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

16:30

SUP Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

PLEASE NOTE: TO ATTEND THE SUP YOGA CLASSES YOU MUST PURCHASE THROUGH EVENTBRITE. ONCE PURCHASED YOU WILL BE EMAILED WITH CONFIRMATION AND ACCESS TO ADD TO YOUR SCHEDULE.

You float, breathe, stretch, relax, breathe, and breathe again. On the water. You are on top of the water, and yet completely part of it. It's magical.

Join Jen Craig-Evans for a Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga experience. You will explore basic yoga postures and breathing techniques on a floating yoga mat. You will have the opportunity to deepen your practice, challenge yourself, and possibly get wet! Prepare to have a lot of fun as you explore your personal edge and a new kind of balance.

No previous experience is necessary. All levels are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Craig-Evans

Jen Craig-Evans

Jen Craig-Evans believes wholeheartedly in sharing the art of ‘getting out of your head, into your body and connected with your breath.’ After spending many years teaching scuba diving and focusing on a fluid breath underwater, she found yoga and has continued working with that fluidity on dry land. Jen discovered yoga in a hot room, on a Caribbean island and followed this spark of bliss back to the Okanagan where she completed her... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
McKinnon Gym Pool McKinnon Building, University of Victoria

16:30

Eluma Skincare + Yoga
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Elevate your practice. Illuminate your skin. Join us for a gentle yoga practice, and facial care using all natural products personalized for you, by you. We begin with creating our skincare regime, and identifying any issues or problems you would like to address. We will then move to practice with poses designed to calm the mind, ease the heart and care for the skin. Finally, we will lead you through a self care ritual facial, massage and meditation. You will leave with sample sizes of your skincare, and a renewed skin ritual.

Speakers
avatar for Carly  Greene Hill

Carly Greene Hill

tiny.writer
Carly is an up-&-coming spoken word artist. She started playing on paper from a young age. Carly was initially inspired by the way words could make thoughts, emotions & experiences move through the body. Recently, she explores the intersection between writing and self-expression and how these tools can be therapeutic, poetic + joyous. Carly is proud to have completed her 300 Hour RYT through Ajna Yoga, and enjoys coordinating several events in... Read More →
avatar for Melodie Reynolds

Melodie Reynolds

Elate Cosmetics
With 18 years in beauty and personal care, Melodie brings a desire to share and educate to the industry she loves. Melodie is the founder and chief adventurer at Elate Cosmetics and Eluma Creative studio located in Victoria BC.


Sunday February 12, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
McKenzie Room Cadboro Commons Building, University of Victoria

16:30

Invoking Saraswati & Honouring The Muse
In this workshop we will meet the Hindu goddess of wisdom and the arts, the goddess known as Saraswati. Through a combination of formal presentation, discussion, simple mantra, and meditative practices we will learn how to invoke Saraswati's divine energy current and awaken to the flow of inspiration and creativity that runs through our lives. Bring a journal!

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Rousseau

Natalie Rousseau

Owner, Natalie Rousseau ~ Living Yoga
Natalie Rousseau has been teaching since 2002 and is a passionate student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation. She lives in Whistler BC and leads inspirational Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Retreats in British Columbia and beyond. You can expect her classes to be skilfully structured and infused with the teachings that inspire her most, namely the power of practice, the wisdom of nature, and the wonder of living an ordinary life lit up through... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Michele Pujol Room #1 Student Union Building A121, University of Victoria