Articles by Katie Thacker

Single Class Passes

Single Class Passes will be available for certain classes where space allows at The 2017 Victoria Yoga Conference. These passes will be first come first serve and are only available on site. Please visit the registration desk in the Cadboro Commons Building at UVIC...
What’s the Story Behind Kombucha?

What’s the Story Behind Kombucha?

How to make it and why to drink it! Hey everyone! My name’s Emily Albert and I have the pleasure this year of being an ambassador for the Victoria Yoga Conference. ☺ A big part of yoga, for me, is a source of mental and physical health. Living yoga represents what I...
Grandmother Wisdom

Grandmother Wisdom

The not-so-secret secret to living a long and happy life Along the bumpy road of life, I’ve learned a trick or two on how to find lasting happiness. Not to say that I am an expert in the field of self-actualization, but like my grandmother always used to say “if a hat...
An accidental $20…

An accidental $20…

The story of an accidental $20 in my mailbox Every day we encounter choice points, decision-making and chances. In late summer I took a chance and applied to be an Ambassador for the Victoria Yoga Conference. Then one happy Monday, a sweet little email arrived saying...
Living Mindfully

Living Mindfully

By Kimberly Kostashuk Mindfulness is quite the buzzword-du-jour. It is seen everywhere from the walls of our local yoga studio, to our favourite wellness brand’s advertising campaign. We see it in inspirational social media posts, and written in health blogs across...

At the Pace of What is Real

I share the following passage by Mark Nepo with my Yin students quite often because to me it is the essence of what Yin is all about. For those who are newer to Yin or have never tried it; Yin is the perfect balance to Yang yoga, Yang exercise, and our Yang way of...

Juice Cleansing and Radical Self Love

How to use a Juice Cleanse as an opportunity to dive deep into self care. As spring is finally upon us my entire being is craving a period of total nourishment. Mind. Body. Soul. Every part of me is yearning to be nurtured – to be taken care of in a way that allows my...

The Journey is the Destination

Guest blog post by VYC Ambassador Meighlin McNeil.   The Journey is the Destination Yoga is a journey, a beautiful one, where we become reacquainted with our authentic self. We discover our unique gifts, which were always within. We begin to embrace them,...

What is Oil Pulling…..and why you should give it a try!

Guest blog post by VYC Ambassador Mandi Mack! What is Oil Pulling…..and why you should give it a try! Why: For several reasons, it cleans both your teeth and liver, stimulates/soothes and helps drain sinuses, calms your mind, clears energetic blockages and...

Teacher Feature: Gabriel Shaw

Teacher Feature: Gabriel Shaw Find Gabriel teaching Tai Chi in the Community Yoga Garden at 1:30pm on Sunday February 7th. What does your personal practice look like? Tai Chi is the art of letting go. Let what is, be. In movement and in mindfulness we learn to relax...

Teacher Feature: Annette Wertman

Teacher Feature: Annette Wertman Find Annette teaching Chair Yoga Dance on Sunday February 7th in the Community Yoga Gardens. What or who inspires you? The older adult yoga students that come to my classes. Do you have a personal philosophy you live by? Spread...

Teacher Feature: Ocean Lum

Teacher Feature: Ocean Lum Find Ocean teaching Life Force: Yoga to Manage Depression, Anxiety and Stress on February 7th. What is your favorite quote? “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love,...

Teacher Feature: Guy Friswell

Teacher Feature: Guy Friswell Find Guy teaching Slow Flow on Saturday February 6th in the Community Yoga Gardens. What is your favourite song to practice yoga to? I tend to start my classes and my personal practice with a slow opening of the spine. I have a couple of...

Teacher Feature: Tina James

Teacher Feature: Tina James Find Tina speaking at the Illuminations Event, and teaching Good Vibrations at 10:00am Saturday February 6th and Timeless Vinyasa Krama on Sunday February 7th. What or who inspires you? Inspiration means encouragement, motivation and...

Teacher Feature: Julia Menard

Teacher Feature: Julia Menard Find Julia teaching Moving Through Conflict on Sunday February 7th. What or who inspires you? I am inspired by people almost on a daily basis! I definitely have human-philia! I am also inspired by those close to me – my daughter, my...
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