Farah Nazarali

Farah Nazarali has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, and is known for her ability to communicate with clarity, confidence, and compassion. She completed Compassionate Communication Level I and is currently enrolled in the Conflict Resolution Certificate Program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. She is known for her ability to seamlessly weave integrate yogic teachings into her conflict resolution workshops.

View Farah’s workshops for the 2018 Victoria Yoga Conference

For me the Victoria Yoga Conference is – and has always been – a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with our diverse and deeply talented local yoga community. It’s great to find out what everyone has been up to, see the subtle shifts in focus and maturation of approaches, and be inspired by new and emergent ideas. It really is an awesome weekend – always a highlight of my yoga year!

–  Farah Nazarali – 

What do you do to manage stress and anxiety? Yoga! It is the best antidote to stress and anxiety. Asana, mantra, nidra are the secrets to my happiness and joy.
What is one book have you read over and over again? Yoga Sutras by Swami Shyam. I’ve read it at least a dozen times and it is one of the most brilliant translations of the Sutras.
What is your favourite quote?  Someday, after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energy of love and for the second time in the history of the world, humankind will have discovered fire.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
What do you do to spur creativity? I love to journal and sit in quiet contemplation. For me, the biggest part of creativity is unplugging and getting quiet so there is space to think differently.
What is your morning ritual? I drink a glass of water, do 20-40 minutes of asana ending with a Vedic Chant, and drink 1-2 oz of fresh wheat grass.
Do you have any healthy eating secrets? 100% plant-based diet and wheat grass. I am 44 years old and healthier than I have ever been.
Describe your personal yoga practice. Relaxation of the whole body, gentle supine poses, a few seated poses, and then Surya Namaskar (Salutations to the Sun). I end with a Vedic chant (that all beings many benefits from peace and happiness that I gain through my yoga practice and that I use my life in service of all beings). My primary yoga practice is mantra. I love to practice mantra while walking, while travelling on the bus or ferry, and in writing.