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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...

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Glynnis Osher

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...

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Christine Price-Clark

Mother, teacher, and mentor, Christine has been teaching for 13+ years; a journey that began in New York and landed her (back) in Vancouver in 2006. Her classes reflect a passion and respect for both rhythmic, fluid movement, and strong, focused attention....

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Ryan Leier

A favourite in Victoria and at the Victoria Yoga Conference, Ryan Leier joins us once again.  Passionate and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings a creative energy to every class he teaches; whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to...

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Belonging

The definition of “Belongingness” is “the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group. People tend to have an 'inherent' desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves”. I “belonged” to a fitness club for 8 years, until...

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That Time I Died Online

More and more I find that the lines between the real world and the online world are becoming blurred or nonexistent. Now I don’t mean I’m beginning to see the world as streams of falling lines of code, like in the movie The Matrix, but my perspective on what is real...

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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 & emotion through the...

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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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