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Belonging  

Thinking back on how I’ve shaped my world recently, I’ve realized that I was a person who needed repeated validation of my friendships. I required proof - ideally in the form of words. Hearing a friend tell me that I mattered to them was the single greatest thing that...

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“Her”

How is “SHE” pretending to be a yogi? That girl: The one chasing a coffee with a big glass of red wine; the one eating the humungous bacon, cheese and guacamole BURGER. Her! OMG…is she actually wearing LEATHER shoes?  And *gasp!* swearing at her cell phone! How. Is....

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Longing to Belong

There is a commonality amongst most humans towards a sense of belonging. We want to “fit in” to a certain tribe or way of life.  There is an underlining desire as humans to want to connect with peers, loved ones and sometimes even strangers. I’ve been practicing yoga...

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Giving PRESENTS…. it’s a spelling mistake 

At this time of year, people can often be overheard asking others what ‘present’ they might like to receive during the holiday season.  I think that there is mistake in the question, a simple spelling mistake.  I think a better word might be ‘presence’ not...

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Essential Oils & Your Yoga Practice

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to aid in healing and boost physical and mental well-being. Using aromatherapy and essential oils in your yoga practice can enhance your physical asana practice and help soothe the nervous system to aid meditation...

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Belonging: Coming Home to Self

When I heard that the theme of this year’s Victoria Yoga Conference was belonging, I may have squealed. Belonging has been an interesting concept in my life, and one which I struggled with through most of my experience. My family moved a handful of times while I was...

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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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