Belonging

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...
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....
Teacher Feature: Quinn Abbey

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...
Teacher Feature: Kelly Yaskiw

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...
Why Yoga?

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...
A Yogi’s Guide to Sleep

A Yogi’s Guide to Sleep

One of my favourite things about being a yogi is how I have learned how to relax and destress. Life can get pretty crazy at times, and these few tips will help you learn to let go and enjoy a beautiful sleep. Essential Oils:  Using essential oils in your bath,...
5 Ways Yoga Teachers can Co-operate

5 Ways Yoga Teachers can Co-operate

It’s been over 10 years since I completed my first teacher training. We have learned a lot about the human body, both physical and subtle. Names, shapes, approaches, modifications of asana, some philosophy, mantras, the history of Yoga. There was very little spoken...
Teacher Feature: Robyn Unwin

Teacher Feature: Robyn Unwin

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  I love the diversity of topics and the variety of sessions.  The conference is well curated to cater to people of all levels and all interests.  What is your favourite quote? “The privilege of a lifetime...
Teacher Feature: Cameron Gilley

Teacher Feature: Cameron Gilley

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference?  What I like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference is that it is a home-grown gathering, focused on the local Yoga community and giving back to that community with a heartfelt weekend of growth and shared...
Practicing Patience

Practicing Patience

Wouldn’t it be nice if some things in life moved a little bit faster? Perhaps when you’re in line at the grocery store or in a long drawn out meeting you find yourself thinking “can we get on with this already?” Well, that was me a few months ago except I wasn’t in a...
Teacher Feature: Dr. Alexina Mehta

Teacher Feature: Dr. Alexina Mehta

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? The joyful, warm energy and intention to create a fun and blissful weekend.   What or who inspires you?   The music, dance, art, healing and spirituality of India. I happen to be from India, so that works!...
Teacher Feature: Natalie Rousseau

Teacher Feature: Natalie Rousseau

What or who inspires you?   The natural world, my friends and colleagues, great story. Do you have a favourite quote?  “You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything: the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step...
Teacher Feature: Glynnis Osher

Teacher Feature: Glynnis Osher

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? I am always swept up in a wave of feeling like everything is right in the world when I’m at the VYC. There is such an energy of illumination and love, amazing souls sharing and learning the practices that have...
Teacher Feature: Niki Brown

Teacher Feature: Niki Brown

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? This is my first time attending the Victoria Yoga Conference! I like the creation of community and connections made through an event such as this. It is so sweet to be able to share space with mentors,...