Yoga Garden in the Wellness Market

The classes listed below are all FREE to attend.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the class as you will need to sign in.  All classes take place on the upper level of the Cadboro Commons building at the University of Victoria.

Saturday Schedule and Teachers

 

10 amFamily GrooveLiz Zdunich
11 amChair YogaRosie Johnnie Mills 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 all of Rosie's classes is tuning into breath. By following breath we are shown the way to deep relaxation and comfort. Rosie is continuing her learning with the National and international teaching staff at Semperviva and is now certified to teach Restorative Yoga as well as Hatha Yoga.
12:30 pmACRO & Circus Jam Here's your chance to come play with the circus! Island Circus Space will be offering a safe play space at this year's Victoria Yoga Convention where you will get to experience certain circus disciplines including juggling, balancing, partner acrobatics and AcroYoga. It's never too late to run away with the circus! No experience necessary and everyone is welcome.

Island Circus Space is a Victoria based contemporary circus company that offers circus instruction, productions and performances throughout British Columbia. Island Circus Space strives to build a contemporary circus infrastructure for Victoria that enables the community to make art, be physically active, collaborate and develop professional talent and shows.

Coral Crawford: Coral Crawford was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was there that she was first exposed to gymnastics and the upside-down life, and since then she has never looked back.
Training and competing as a competitive gymnast and dancer allowed her excel in the physical arts, but it wasn’t until she moved to Vancouver, BC that she discovered circus, an art form that allowed her to combine all of her passions into one. While in Vancouver Coral trained and performed with The Underground Circus where she trained in aerials, hand balancing and partner acrobatics. Aside from receiving her bachelor’s in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan, Coral is also a NCCP certified gymnastics and trampoline coach, Vinyasa yoga instructor and certified AcroYoga teacher.

Lisa Eckert: Lisa was born in Victoria, Canada. Growing up you would say she was a bit of an attention seeker; she performed ABBA concerts in her living room and elaborately choreographed dance and gymnastic routines with her friends.
A culmination of these talents were reached when she graduated The National Circus School of Montreal in 2010 as a partner acrobatic flyer on trampoline. After she then went on to gain 2 ½ years of touring experience with Cirque Eloize where she discovered Cyr Wheel. Following Eloize she has worked with Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Les Productions Haut-Vol, and most recently Australian based company, Circa Contemporary Circus. Lisa has performed in over 15 countries, 2 international circus festivals, and a 6-month run of Wunderkammer in Berlin’s Chämeleon Theatre.
2 pmKid's YogaKids Yoga Journey Around the World - In this class drive yoga cars, fly yoga planes and yoga boats to discover amazing cultures near and far! Use your imagination and senses and we go on a yoga journey to exotic places around the world. This class is open to kids of all ages.

Vanessa Pouliot, E-RYT 200 & RCYT 95hr, Rainbow Yoga Senior Trainer has a love for life, a passion for progress and a craving for creativity! Inspired by children, she believes that we are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves or more deeply engaged than when we are at play. Vanessa’s bright heart and playful spirit are woven into her daily practices and teachings as a mother of 3, kids yoga instructor, business owner & Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Trainer. She teaches that each person has within them a divine light that shines brighter than all the suns in the sky, and through her classes & trainings she encourages students to “Let Your Light Shine”.

Sunday Schedule and Teachers

 

10 amKid's YogaMadelin Rocheleau is an elementary school teacher from Victoria, BC and a certified yoga instructor. In addition to having her own classroom, she teaches kids yoga and mindfulness, kids dance and adult yoga at Esquimalt Parks and Recreation. She is also currently studying Developmental Psychology in preparation to pursue a masters in Educational Psychology. Madelin is passionate about empowering children to self-regulate through the use of mindfulness and movement. Her goal is to make mindfulness accessible to children, parents and teachers alike so that we can all continue to grow together.
noonACRO & Circus Jam Here's your chance to come play with the circus! Island Circus Space will be offering a safe play space at this year's Victoria Yoga Convention where you will get to experience certain circus disciplines including juggling, balancing, partner acrobatics and AcroYoga. It's never too late to run away with the circus! No experience necessary and everyone is welcome.

Island Circus Space is a Victoria based contemporary circus company that offers circus instruction, productions and performances throughout British Columbia. Island Circus Space strives to build a contemporary circus infrastructure for Victoria that enables the community to make art, be physically active, collaborate and develop professional talent and shows.

Write-ups for Coral and Lisa are above 🙂
1:30 pmKid's YogaKids Yoga Playshop - Come discover & create new ways to play yoga together! Using dance, creative movement, innovative poses and breathing exercises you will have the chance to let YOUR yoga light shine.

Vanessa Pouliot, E-RYT 200 & RCYT 95hr, Rainbow Yoga Senior Trainer has a love for life, a passion for progress and a craving for creativity! Inspired by children, she believes that we are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves or more deeply engaged than when we are at play. Vanessa’s bright heart and playful spirit are woven into her daily practices and teachings as a mother of 3, kids yoga instructor, business owner & Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Trainer. She teaches that each person has within them a divine light that shines brighter than all the suns in the sky, and through her classes & trainings she encourages students to “Let Your Light Shine”.
2:30 pmChair YogaYoga is for every body! It can be adapted for those who have difficulty getting down to the floor and back up again. In this session we will use chairs to enjoy a seated practice and as props for some standing work. If you have avoided yoga because of the floor, come join us for a session with a chair!

Jeri Jorgenson has a Master's Degree in Yoga Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University in California. This is the only graduate degree yoga philosophy program in North America. She has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga for over 15 years. She teaches studio classes on the island, has a private practice as a Yoga Therapist (certified by IAYT) and thrives on helping people use yoga to regain, maintain, or improve wellness whether physical, mental, or emotional. Jeri is also a Pilates instructor, personal trainer, and massage practitioner.