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Goal Setting and Exercise

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...

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5 Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils

    Ritual, self care, and rest are all vital components to any body’s ability to transform. Plant Based Oils can help optimize your overall sense of wellbeing through topical (diluted & absorbed through your skin), aromatic (triggers memory &...

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How your Perception is Creating your Life

Every moment that we live our body is assessing our environment (internal & external) and adjusting our bio-chemistry to create different physical reactions. These can be the fight or flight type of reactions, or subtle emotional cues that leave us feeling...

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Teacher Feature: Emily Deslaurier

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? What I like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference is the wide variety of high quality offerings. In one day I can explore aromatherapy, ancient mythology, creative vinyasa classes annnnd the business of yoga....

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Teacher Feature: Quinn Abbey

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  The collective energy! There is something really unique & special when a couple hundred yogi’s all gather under one roof, with the same intention of growing and creating community. It is a special and...

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Overcoming Comparison

“Her front leg is definitely stronger than mine!” I thought while sneaking a side glance as I stood in warrior 3. Once again, I was checking to see what the bendy lady on the mat beside me was up to. Comparisons rushed my mind as my standing leg wobbled. “Was there a...

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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...

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Teacher Feature: Kelly Yaskiw

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  I love the Victoria Yoga Conference for weaving together a tapestry of vibrant community. It's welcoming environment provides an opportunities for teachers, students, and newbies to come together, share...

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Why Yoga?

For me, yoga offers a moment of stillness in a life of perpetual motion.  It is about letting go of my roles as instructor, mother, woman, whatever, and slowing down.  It is time to sit with myself.  To allow my responsibilities to temporarily drift away.  In these...

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The Practice of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra came to me in one of my teacher trainings a few years ago. I was (and am) a very driven yogi, who loves to explore, push and go further, so it was a huge surprise to me to find so much satisfaction from such a "slow" practice. Yoga Nidra is an ancient...

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Stones in the Pond

You never know how you affect others – usually – but this past summer my fellow yoga teacher and I received a heartfelt email from a woman who had attended some of our “Yoga on the Beach” sessions. One of the themes I often talk about in yoga classes is how we all are...

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A Practice of Being

It’s 630 a.m. before the kids get up, I make my way to the kitchen- turn on the kettle and make that perfect french press. Pour it into one of my favourite kilnhouse mugs (if you don't know Shannon Butler's work you MUST check her out) and go sit on the couch. My...

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A Yogi’s Guide to Sleep

One of my favourite things about being a yogi is how I have learned how to relax and destress. Life can get pretty crazy at times, and these few tips will help you learn to let go and enjoy a beautiful sleep. Essential Oils:  Using essential oils in your bath,...

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5 Ways Yoga Teachers can Co-operate

It’s been over 10 years since I completed my first teacher training. We have learned a lot about the human body, both physical and subtle. Names, shapes, approaches, modifications of asana, some philosophy, mantras, the history of Yoga. There was very little spoken...

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Teacher Feature: Robyn Unwin

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  I love the diversity of topics and the variety of sessions.  The conference is well curated to cater to people of all levels and all interests.  What is your favourite quote? "The privilege of a lifetime is...

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