Rosie Johnnie-Mills

Rosie Johnnie-Mills

Rosie Johnnie-Mills

Rosie is Haida and Khenipsen from the Pacific Coast. Completing her Hatha Yoga teacher training with Semperviva Yoga College was the beginning to lifelong learning. Rosie’s classes are inclusive and encouraging suitable for all ability levels. Primary focus in...
Katie Thacker

Katie Thacker

I am a yoga teacher, plant eater and nature appreciator. Through my yoga teachings I strive to provide a balance of breath, fluid movement and alignment. I teach a strong style of vinyasa filled with creative sequencing, unique transitions and carefully selected...
Journey Into Self

Journey Into Self

As I lay in the bath in a solo retreat into myself, I begin to feel the sensations. The prickle of the almost-too-hot water, the buoyancy of the epsom salts and the softness of the oil I drizzled in last minute. I begin to feel the sensations of my body become more...
Belonging

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...
That Time I Died Online

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...
Belonging  

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...
“Her”

“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....
Longing to Belong

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...
Giving PRESENTS…. it’s a spelling mistake 

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...
Essential Oils & Your Yoga Practice

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...
Belonging: Coming Home to Self

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...
Goal Setting and Exercise

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...
5 Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils

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...
How your Perception is Creating your Life

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...
Teacher Feature: Emily Deslaurier

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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