2018 Wellness Market
Our Wellness Market is located on the top floor of Cadboro Commons at the University of Victoria, is free to attend and open to the public. The hours are:
- Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
- Sunday, February 11, 2018 – 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
NOW IN TWO LOCATIONS:
Village Green (ground level of Cadboro Commons).
|Village Green||At Elate Cosmetics, our mission is to care for each other, our communities, and our world. Through healthy ingredients and sustainable practices.|
|Village Green||We have teamed up with Centric Photography to offer mini photography sessions during the Yoga Conference. Created against a paper drop and professionally lit these images can be used on websites, social media or for print. Receive 5 edited high resolution files by email for $50.|
Take advantage of this opportunity by signing up for a 15 minute session now!
|Main Entrance||Body Intelligence is a FUN-ctional movement based practice that encourages a humble listening to the biomechanics of the body and a deeper understanding of how our posture provides us important information about our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs. Gain a meaningful connection in anatomy and body-mind movement practices as applied to our current lives and the yoga of today.|
Main Hall (top floor of Cadboro Commons)
|1||dōTERRA dōTERRA “Gift of the Earth” offers beautifully pure essential oils sustainably produced with skill and care. Check out these quality singles and exceptional blends along with other healthy living products to support your mind~body~spirit~home. Find out how our team offers personal help, resources, education and community to you locally and|
beyond. See what dōTERRA’s doing around the globe with heart and integrity. Stop by for a special treat ~ experience an aromatouch hand technique!
|2||MokSana Yoga Center offers drop-in yoga classes in a variety of traditional styles and levels (from restorative to advanced) in a safe and nurturing environment where students can explore body, breath, mind and spirit. We also have gently heated yogahour® classes which are challenging sequences that aim to be the most doable yet difficult one-hour flow class offered anywhere. As well we offer workshops and a longstanding yoga teacher training program taught by highly qualified, experienced and dedicated yoga instructors. Every service and product we offer is designed to inspire and support people on their yogic path.|
|3||VI Fitness Centres serves the communities of Vancouver Island providing the best in Health and Fitness since 1993. Over the last 25 years VI Fitness has grown into the largest chain of fitness centers on the island with eight Ladies-Only facilities and three Co-Ed facilities. We empower our community by fostering a fun, supportive and inclusive health and fitness experience for everyone.|
|4||At The Spice Life, Ayurvedic organic finishing spices are created to adorn your food and adore your body. These sacred blends are imbued with the chant of the triple Goddess, known as the Chamunda mantra which imparts great energy and potent vibrational nourishment. The Spice MIstress Glynnis hand toasts, grinds and melds these blends according to her deep knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition and intuition with the alchemy of aromatic spices. You’ll often hear her saying ‘sprinkle lavishly’!|
|5||The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga was founded in 1981and is a working yoga community. The Centre’s cozy turn-of-the-century farmhouse and studio buildings sit amid 70 acres of meadows, forest and organic gardens on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The Centre is devoted to the attainment of peace through practice and offers training programs including yoga retreats, yoga teacher training and many other special programs.|
|6||Earth's Herbal Teas by Owner and Operator Lily Fawn|
Herbalist, Lily Fawn has been creating, preparing and harvesting herbal teas since 1992. She is fun, well educated and full of great ideas. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Lily is the owner and operator of Earth's Herbal Products and will be offering a complimentary tea bar in the Village Green at this years 2018 Yoga conference. Lily also teaches wild foraging and medicine making workshops at the Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific. Ask her about classes when you visit her at the tea bar! Her teas are not only health and delicious but they are packaged in a fun, unique way that shows Lily's own personal character and humour.
|7||Flourish Holistics and Christa Fontaine is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and is the hands and heart behind Flourish Holistics. She is based in beautiful Victoria, BC and is passionate, intuitive and magnetic. Christa exudes soulful sweetness and has a refreshing approach to healing which helps guide us to navigate our lives in the direction of inspiration, freedom and Joy. Flourish Holistics offers highly skilled and intuitive bodywork, energy medicine, and inspirit wellness coaching, to help guide and assist those in their awakening journey to eliminate blockages, and establish divine alignment between their body, mind and spirit so that they can flourish into their fullest potential in happiness and health.|
|8||Univera is the education & distribution branch of the ECONET - an ecological and economic network of companies bringing the best of Nature to Humankind. Univera specializes in studying medicinal plants from around the world and creating formulas that reduce damage and increase repair in every cell of the body. Stop by our booth to taste the world's purest and most potent Aloe Vera drink + the cellular renewal formula Xtra and take a free health assessment.|
|9||Kat's Clinic is a welcoming sanctuary in James Bay Victoria offering private sessions in yoga, massage, energy healing and holistic nutrition. Kat is Kathryn Kusyszyn, a holistic health consultant who offers empathy, understanding and a wide variety of tools to her clients. Kat specializes in Yoga for Scoliosis, offering private sessions, small group classes and workshops around Vancouver Island. Scoliosis Undone: Back Pain Relief with Yoga is her first book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and Kat will be autographing them at the Victoria Yoga Conference.|
|10||Candace McKim is the Author of Yogini’s Guide - Intuition Is A Choice and Yogini’s Guide to Intuition Oracle Cards, is an Intuitive Coach and Seminar/Retreat/Training/Mentorship Facilitator and Speaker. Candace combines the wisdom and benefits of Intuition, Yoga and Meditation with her Social Work background and life situations to create a path to a fiercely purposeful, abundant and joy filled life. Candace’s life work is in support of The Woman who is trying to be everything to everyone, hoping her life looks beautifully perfect. On the inside, this Woman feels something is missing, she yearns for connection.! As she hears the voice of her intuition she fears stepping wholly into her purpose and femininity, afraid of ridicule, confrontation and loss of security.|
|11||uBlossom Retreat's are a one-of-a-kind weekend retreat experience for all women. Restore, Reflect and Reconnect. You are an amazing woman, and you deserve to be inspired. You deserve a weekend all for you, to slow down, disconnect from your relentless schedule. A weekend retreat where you can open up to creating meaningful change in your life, meet new friends, create a new ritual or take part in an activity you have never done before. Self-care, self-love, it’s all about U.|
|12||World Tree COP is a Vancouver Island based, women led company focused on helping to fight climate change through the growing and harvesting of the Empress Splendor Tree, the fastest growing tree in the world. This non-GMO, noninvastive tree absorbs 11x more carbon than any other tree and produces a beautiful, light hardwood perfect for furniture making, musical instruments, paddle boards and much more. Investors in the carbon offset program (COP) not only offset their personal carbon footprint for 50 years with just one acre, they also receive a share of the profits when the trees are harvested at maturity in 10 years. The impact investment can also be registered inside a self-directed RRSP or TFSA account. The farmers who grow our trees receive them for free in exchange for providing the land and support to help them grow, and receive 50% of the profits when harvested. World Tree's COP program is a highly innovative and unique impact investment opportunity for any investor looking to align their investments with their values.|
|13||Intelligent Nutrients believes what we put in and on our bodies must be nutritious and safe! A collection of third party, certified organic haircare, skincare, aromatics and nutritional supplements from the original Aveda founder- Horst Rechelbacher.|
|14||Shanti Collective is a local Vancouver Island based Mala company. Creator and founder, Rachel Hunsinger, has been immersed in the beautiful world of yoga for many years. Shanti’ in Sanskrit means peace, and that inner tranquility is what first drew Rachel to mediation and yoga. The Shanti Collective is a manifestation of many things, her love for movement, art, music and the creative spirit have acted as inspirational catalysts, propelling her forward in life and into new opportunities. Her growing company stands as a space for equanimity, serenity, beauty and joy|
|15||Miiko Skin Co is a non-toxic skin & body care company made locally in Victoria, BC. The skin is our body’s largest organ, yet it is one of the most neglected. Many of us watch what we eat, and care about the food we digest… but what about the ingredients we ingest through our skin? Education is the foundation of this business, and transparency is our promise. We want our customers to see right through us to our suppliers, and our ingredients. By using fewer ingredients, and including suppliers on our labelling, we hope to generate public curiosity around the ingredients we are ingesting through our skin. There are no toxic ingredients included in our products, and we use food grade oils to help nourish the skin from the outside in.|
|16||OmBase Meditation Benches|
OmBase is a Vancouver Island based company, embarking on a mission to design and produce unique, innovative, superior quality meditation benches and accessories. Through these products, we aim to make meditation more physically accessible, convenient and comfortable for all of our customers. We believe that meditation is for everyone, and has the capacity to positively impact each practitioner, the communities they thrive in, and ultimately, the world we all share. Come visit us at VYC2018, and experience how an OmBase can support you to create space; in your mind, your body, and your life.
|17||Inner Fire is a Canadian eco-friendly yoga apparel company. We create lifestyle clothing that fosters connection and honours mother earth. All of our apparel is locally made in Vancouver and our raw materials are ethically sourced. We make leggings out of recycled water bottles. We hand screen print all of our shirts in our studio. We donate a portion of our profits towards projects the help preserve our coastal waters.|
|18||Ajna Yoga College is a therapeutically-based Yoga Studio in Oak Bay, Victoria. We are the only college in Canada that offers a 240-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program (RYT-200), a 300-Hour Yoga Therapy program (RYT-500), and an internationally-accredited 800-Hour Yoga Therapy program (1000 hours). In 2014, Ajna was awarded accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for our 800-Hour program. We are the first of 11 programs in the world to have this distinction and we are proud to be part of the new standard for yoga therapy. Students can now apply for student loans with Student Aid BC for all our training programs.|
|19||NoMiNoU is a fresh and innovative eco-friendly activewear brand made in Canada. The label is known for its distinctive designs, which feature adaptation of original artwork created either by the late mother of NoMiNoU’s founder or by international artists that we collaborate with. NoMiNoU started as a personal journey of self-awareness, but it has evolved into a collaborative endeavour that celebrates every woman’s individuality and the acceptance of her origins. Our aim is to uplift women in their everyday lives and make them feel beautiful in their own essence. Our current focus on full length leggings and shorter capri ones, scarves, tanks.|
|20||Good Life Juice |
Locally owned, locally made, we are proud to be Vancouver Island's original cold-pressed juice company, making organic juices, nut milks, tonics, and superfoods since 2014. GLJ was founded on the belief that if you flood your body with nutrients on a daily basis it will leave you vibrating at your highest frequency. There is nothing our team loves more than geeking out over plant based nutrition and supporting our community on their health journey – so if you have questions, or need a helping hand, come see us today!
|21||naturalOrgani is a family-owned and operated company based in British Columbia. naturalOrgani was established in the hopes of delivering quality products that are both safe for the environment and are budget-friendly. All our products are chemical-free and last for a long time. naturalOrgani’s wool dryer balls reduce total drying time of your clothes and last for at least 1000 loads. The wool dryer balls are naturally scent-free but if you prefer adding some fragrance to your laundry, you can sprinkle a few drops of your favourite naturalOrgani pure therapeutic grade essential oil on each dryer ball. Of course, you are welcome to use a few drops of your favourite essential oil in one of our personal diffusers! We also offer detergent-free laundry balls that clean clothes with the help of biodegradable ceramic pellets. Imagine the good they do to your skin and to your wallet - no detergent for 400 wash loads! Another section of our company deals with products crafted by master artisans in Nepal and India. Examples of such meditation-related products are prayer beads, handmade incense, singing bowls, tinghsa cymbals etc.|
|22||ResetWell is a 30 day online guided health program that teaches you the recipe for vibrant healthy living with all the ingredients you need for a whole body transformation to slow down the ageing process and promote glowing healthy skin. ResetWell's signature products Fuel For Health-a fermented superfood powder and Barrier and Shield probiotic moisturizers will surely add to your glow! Join on in the ResetWell movement where you can awaken your health and unlock your potential!|
|23||Parvanah Collective was created out of a deep love of everything intentional. We believe in slowing down, taking our time, and creating beautiful pieces that you can incorporate into your everyday - "soulful luxuries for everyday living". At Parvanah Collective, our malas and jewelry are small-batch and often limited edition, which means that many of our pieces are one-of-a-kind. We use hand-selected gemstones and non-endangered woods to create pieces that you (and your loved ones) will love. Also check out our other soulful luxuries, including sacred geometry stationary and curated products from around the world to support you in slowing down and re-connecting.|
|24||Rainbow Kids Training is the place for energising, captivating and world class yoga education. Learn to teach kids, families, partners, adults and communities through a online or in person Yoga Teacher Training. Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings are a comprehensive certification in yoga and mindfulness practices for children and young people aged 2 to 18 years. Graduates leave courses equipped with the tools to help children and young people connect to themselves, their family, at school and within their communities. Rainbow Yoga Training offer 3 Day Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings in cities across Canada throughout the year. Join their world class faculty and become a certified Kids Yoga Teacher.|
|25||Wellness Centre Workshops and energetically healing Spa Services are available at your local Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa. Please visit our booth at the 2018 Victoria Yoga Conference Wellness Marketplace to say hello and learn more about our personal and professional development programs and wellness retreats. Namaste.|
|26||Jusu Body's organic roots sprouted in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with the opening of the the flagship Jusu Bar in 2014. Our belief in a zero-impact lifestyle quickly made us realize the pulp from our organic, cold-pressed juices was a nutrient gold mine, and Jusu Body was born. We’ve created conscious, clean, beautiful body products that are rich in vitamins and minerals. This is nourishment that goes way beyond skin deep! Every food-grade ingredient is carefully chosen for its health-supporting benefits. There are many toxins we come in contact with on a daily basis that we can’t directly control. But we can significantly reduce our personal toxic exposure by using Jusu’s clean, organic body, hair and face products. For amazing vitality....uncompromised.|
Salt Spring Malas & Yoga Jewelry Graceful and elegant designer mala beads. Timeless styles. Modern luxury. High grade gemstones. Symbolic yoga jewelry that connects to your practice. Handmade with intention and energetic integrity. Cleansed, energized, and blessed with mantras. Guaranteed to last a lifetime. Quality you can count on. Handmade on Salt Spring Island. Fine jewelry since 1998. A giveaway each day of the conference! Visit our table for a chance to win a free gemstone 108 mala every day at VYC2018.