|Cadboro Commons||Good Life Juice |
Locally owned, locally made, we are proud to be Vancouver Island's original cold-pressed juice company. Made in Nanaimo BC, we deliver fresh-pressed juice to retailers and customers across Vancouver Island, and manufacture juice for hotels, breweries and hospitals. GLJ was founded in 2014 by Andrea Dershin with a deep desire to help her loved-ones and community get jazzed about taking care of their health. We're not going to stress you out with restrictive ideals or project fear, but meet you where you’re at and be a helpful, balanced resource on your health journey. From cold pressed juice, to wild-caught fish collagen, and super food blends designed with women in mind, we simply want you to FEEL GOOD! We set out to develop a line of juices and create a brand that is synonymous with great tasting veggie juice, incredible nutrition, female empowerment and zero bullshit. We hope you dig it. We would love to meet YOU and geek out on health + wellness! So come by and say Hi at our favorite market of the year!
|7||The practice of Applied Somatics focuses particularly on the yoga principles of Ahimsa/non-violence and Svadhyaya/self-study. Applied Somatics, slow and mindful explorations blended with Pranayama act as a moving form of meditation. Our Somatic Yoga training blends learning the theory and practice of Hanna Somatic Education with those of Raja and Hatha Yoga. We offer anatomical theory to support why the modifications are safer and more comfortable than traditional Hanna Somatics. By practicing Somatics, students/yogis can learn to be more conscious to their muscle release and balance which will enhance their yoga asana practice.|
|8||At Wild Roots Dance & Yoga, we provide quality instruction in an encouraging, positive and nurturing environment. Located in Victoria, BC, classes for all ages and abilities are available to those who desire to create, stretch, move and dance together! Our classes are all about connection with others, fostering creativity and empowering our beautiful community. We offer Fertility Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Baby Yoga, Kids Yoga, Family Yoga, Rainbow Community Yoga, Yoga in the Classroom, Teen Yoga, Partner Yoga, Senior Yoga, THEGROOVE™, Bellyfit®, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and more! We run classes at many studios, preschools, schools and centres around the city. We also offer private lessons, workshops, healing sessions and special classes for birthday parties and events! Wild Roots Dance & Yoga celebrates the awesomeness of life, the importance of connection and the nourishing power of movement for the soul and body. Classes are magical, playful, openhearted and soulful.|
|9||Rainbow Yoga is a fun and constantly evolving family business. It was lovingly born in 2007, with the intention of giving people the tools to teach fun, engaging, and creative yoga classes for kids, families, partners and communities.|
|10||As Canada’s largest, leading school of holistic nutrition, being the first to offer classroom format, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition is nationally recognized for its standards of excellence in regards to its curriculum, methods, instructors, and student results that raise the bar in the growing holistic nutrition industry. CSNN’s curriculum is regulated by the provincial education ministries that regulate private career colleges.|
|11||Perched on the second floor of Victoria, BC’s historic Market Square, Ashtanga Yoga Victoria is the city’s only yoga studio delivering a full schedule of Ashtanga classes, specializing in Mysore. If you’ve heard of sun salutations, you’ve heard of Ashtanga yoga. The foundation for all Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga connects asanas into an energizing flow that keeps your body moving, breathing and sweating through each posture. Different than common led classes, Mysore is a teacher-assisted, self-led approach to practicing yoga postures. Every student starts in the same place, and progresses with the guidance and knowledge of our teachers, based on mental focus and physical readiness. From first-timers to 20-year practitioners, everyone practices in the same space, each student receiving one-on-one teaching. We also offer Teacher Trainings and workshops with senior teachers.|
|12||My quest for a Mala began when I was taking a chanting class with my Yoga teacher Jeff Lichty. We were chanting 108 repetitions and the rudruksha Mala that I had was giving me blisters. Chanting Class Beadworks started when I discovered the healing qualities of Sandalwood and on my trips to India, I sourced pure Sandalwood and Semi Precious Stones. The rest is history, as my line has expanded from simple Malas and Bracelets to include Abhyanga Oils, Ritual Kits and Smudge Kits. Everything a Yogi needs to sit in a quiet space.|
|13||dōTERRA “Gift of the Earth” offers beautifully pure essential oils sustainably produced with skill and care. Check out these high quality singles and exceptional blends along with other healthy living products to support your mind~body~spirit~home. Find out how our team offers personal help, resources, education and community to you locally and beyond. See what dōTERRA’s doing around the globe with heart and integrity. Please stop by... we'd love to meet you or see you again at this year’s Wellness Market!|
|14||The Shanti Collective is a local, Vancouver Island based Mala company. Creator and founder, Rachel Hunsinger, has been a student of yoga for over 15 years. Shanti is the Sanskrit word for peace, and it was this need for inner peacefulness that first drew Rachel to meditation. The Shanti Collective is a manifestation of Rachel’s love for culture, ritual, spirituality and the creative spirit. Yoga and mindfulness have acted as inspirational catalysts, propelling her forward in life and into new opportunities. Her growing company stands as a space for mindfulness, intention, beauty and joy.|
|15||The spiritual awakening process is a beautiful, deep and meaningful connection with your own soul and you find yourself asking questions such as "who am I?" and "why am I here?" When you awaken you can also feel more isolated, you want to spend more time alone or in nature and need to connect with the world in a more heart based way. It can be confusing and overwhelming as your life appears to be turning upside down. Conscious Soul Rising offers workshops, coaching and activations that will assist you and give you all the tools and knowledge you will need for your spiritual awakening journey.|
|16||Ajna Yoga College is a therapeutically-based Yoga Studio in Oak Bay, Victoria, founded in 2008. We are the only college in Canada that offers a 240-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program (RYT-200), a 300-Hour Yoga Therapy program (RYT-500), and an internationally-accredited 800-Hour Yoga Therapy program (1000 hours).|
|17||Inner Fire is a Vancouver based eco-friendly yoga lifestyle apparel brand, founded in 2012. We manufacture our activewear locally in Vancouver and hand print our shirts in our New West studio. We are committed to minimizing the impact of the clothing industry on our planet through conscientious business practices and philanthropic initiatives.|
|18||Yoga Outreach delivers safe and accessible, trauma-informed yoga programming within mental health facilities, addictions recovery centres, prisons, transition houses, youth centres, and other social service centres across BC. Our trauma-informed programs give people a safe space to re-connect with their bodies and their communities, supporting the journey of recovery in diverse settings. Ever year we deliver over 1,200 yoga classes for adults and youth experiencing significant life challenges. Since 1996 we have served over 50,000 individuals.|
|19||VICTORIA'S HOME OF HOLISTIC HEALING & SACRED GATHERING: We are a sacred home for all to gather in the healing medicine that is community. Medicine NEST provides a safe place for conscious exploration and transformative healing through hand-crafted workshops, specialized healing services, semi-private yoga sessions and curated sacred events designed with simplicity, nature & connection in mind. Our vision is to create a beautiful and intentional space for our community to come and authentically feel, heal and transform. A place to experience the divine, healing potential within the ancient art form of ceremony and healing. We're a space built on integrity, spirit + trust, with a ceremonial and holistic understanding of life. We want you to feel at home here. A sanctuary for your healing. A space to simply be held & nurtured when life throws you challenge.|
|20||Whiffcraft Naturals creates nature-based body care products that help you look good, feel good and of course smell good! But you already got that from the name, right? We believe that truly natural and non-toxic products shouldn’t be a specialty item. They need to be the norm (and hopefully not boring if we’re starting a list). Our simple ingredients, creative scent combos, quirky packaging, and everything we do in between is carefully selected to be the perfect harmony of fun, price point, environmental responsibility, and most importantly – natural products that benefit YOU.|
|21||Parvanah Collective is a small batch, handmade jewelry company based in Victoria, BC. Offering pieces for the modern bohemian and elegant minimalist, you’ll find an array of colours and textures inspired by nature, including Portuguese cork, mixed metals, precious metals, silk and gemstones. Each piece is made with an intention in mind, whether through the meanings of the gemstones, or symbols like the crescent moon. Our most recent collection is inspired by the strength and wisdom of the Divine Feminine, so you’ll find references to the moon through circles and crescents, as well as combinations of light and dark using mixed metals and gemstones such as herkimer diamonds, moonstone, labradorite, hematite, and clear quartz.|
|22||Univera's Founder, Yunho Lee, had a single powerful vision: to bring the best of nature to humankind. After experiencing the miraculous power of the Aloe vera plant, he dedicated his life to discovering, developing and delivering botanically derived revitalizing compounds. Stop by our booth to do a free vitality health assessment and taste our pure aloe vera and botanical formulas.|
|23||Pure Himalaya Distribution Love of handmade. We make yoga and meditation cushions, therapy pillows, meaningful bracelets and malas. We also work with families in Nepal and India and bring in their beautiful handmade products such as; singing bowls, incense, yak wool blankets, cotton shirts and Ayurvedic Teas.|
|24||Trudy Ann’s Chai & Spices is an East Vancouver Company. Trudy Ann was born and raised in Bombay (Mumbai) India. Her products include a line of organic teas, cooking spices & a recipe book. She blends all the teas and has also come up with a line of Healing teas based on her use of herbs growing up in India. Teas for digestive issues, inflammation and flu season. She is famous for her classic Bombay Masala Chai. Additionally, her cooking spices are oven roasted. She is one of the few artists that uses this traditional method of roasting to preserve the freshness of her spice blends. Products are made with organic ingredients, hand blended in small batches. She uses BC fruit in some of her tea blends. Products have no additives, soy, sugar, nuts, flours or preservatives. Flavours come from real ingredients. Bio degradable packaging. ‘Trudy Ann’s Masala Kitchen’, has recipes to please meat-eaters, pescatarians, & vegetarians alike.|
|25||Floatation therapy, or more simply floating, at Float House Victoria, is the most incredible means of stress relief and relaxation available today. Each float tank contains 1000 L of water with over 1200 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts. This solution allows you to float effortlessly on the water’s surface. Once settled in the tank, with the water and air heated to skin temperature (94.0oF), it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water, and those that are not. This in effect gives you the sensation of floating in midair. And finally, the elimination of all light and sound creates the ultimate sensory-free environment – the universe has been reduced to you.|
|26||The Om Work Project is a Non-Profit Organization based out of Victoria, BC. They supports young womxn to access Yoga Teacher Training, offering opportunities to experience travel and training as a part of a scholarship program. The Om Work Team recognizes that both teacher training and travel are incredible learning opportunities and privileges that are not available to all; They are working to make these opportunities accessible to more young people, namely those who demonstrate curiosity in and passion for the practice. By supporting womxn to further explore the ancient philosophy and practice of Yoga, The Om Work Project envisions a generation filled with heart centred leaders and lovers. The Om Work Project aspires to make the teachings of Yoga accessible and continues to grow its presence within the Victoria community. The team is excited to take part in the Victoria Yoga Conference and looks forward to opportunities for community connection and collaboration.|
|27||MokSana Yoga Center was founded in December 2001 with a mandate to provide inspiring, safe drop-in yoga classes in a variety of styles. The center is located in Victoria, BC, and offers a certified comprehensive 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training course, as well as continuing education workshops for yoga teachers and students.|
|A||Dancing between the light and the dark in a way that is playful, effortless and profound - Christa Fontaine replaces fear with love, and exchanges coal for gold. She offers her unconditional love, support, and nurturance to those whom are moving through life’s altering transitions, and does so with fire and grace, and a warm smile on her face. Her Integrative Bodywork style is derived from a combination of Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Reflexology, and is Infused with Intuition and Energy Medicine.|
|B||For many of us, putting on makeup is an automatic act, a routine. At Elate Cosmetics, we believe everyday routine becomes ritual when the action is more meaningful than the outcome. We believe true beauty is in the ritual itself. The small measures of self-care we afford ourselves daily are the seeds of self-love we plant to grow more confident, more powerful and more beautiful then we could ever imagine. At Elate cosmetics we want to empower all women to make healthy choices and use the best possible products for their daily ritual. Products that support women in need, and are kind in every way possible. Putting on mascara, isn't going to change the world. But, it may change your perception of yourself, just a little, so you can. ~ Melodie Reynolds, CEO|
|C||Come and learn from Royal Bank Advisors and ask your questions regarding financial wellness; resources and tools will be shared and made available through digital means; introduction to financial goals and how to keep on track through digital app, myAdvisor; promoting peace of mind knowing a financial plan is in place for future goals.|
|D||The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit yoga community devoted to the attainment of peace. We offer programs including yoga retreats, yoga teacher training, yoga getaways, various workshops and many other special programs. The Centre is the longest running yoga retreat centre on Canada’s West Coast. The Centre was built by Karma Yogis and continues to be run by staff and volunteers in the spirit of karma yoga (selfless service). The cozy turn-of-the-century farmhouse and surrounding buildings sit amid 69 acres of meadows, forest and organic farmland on beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The property boasts a large organic farm that supplies most of the produce for the deliciously prepared vegetarian meals.|
|E||Mind in Motion is a community based program that has been designed from a holistic approach to enhance children’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. The program’s basic idea is that through sound development, movement, breath awareness, mindfulness and creative design our students will discover how yoga can expand their self-awareness and allow them to experience life more fully.|
|F||Rumi is a natural products company developed from the need for more nature and grounding in daily life. The owner and creator, a yoga practitioner, created the line of products based on a personal understanding and desire for earthy, natural products for yoga and meditation. In a market saturated with yoga products that focus on aesthetics on functionality alone, Rumi combines the two, while giving equal importance to the Earth-conscious nature of our products and our process and their biodegradability.|
|G||Hollyhock is British Columbia's premier retreat and leadership centre. From yoga and meditation to creativity and social business, our programs inspire, nourish, and support people who are making the world better. Nestled on the oceanfront and amongst ancient cedar rainforest, our Cortes Island campus offers cozy accommodations, garden-fresh vegetarian food made with love, and the rare chance to connect more deeply with yourself, others, and the natural world. Drop by our table for your chance to win a free retreat and other prizes!|
|H||Earth's Herbal Teas by Owner and Operator Lily Fawn|
Herbalist, Lily Fawn has been creating, preparing and harvesting herbal teas since 1992. She is fun, well educated and full of great ideas. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Lily is the owner and operator of Earth's Herbal Products and will be offering a complimentary tea bar in the SUB at this year's conference. Lily also teaches wild foraging and medicine making workshops at the Horticulture Centre Of The Pacific. Ask her about classes when you visit her at the tea bar! Her teas are not only health and delicious but they are packaged in a fun, unique way that shows Lily's own personal character and humour.
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Each year we select a number of local teachers, as well as teachers from outside of Victoria to share their knowledge at the Victoria Yoga Conference. We primarily select teachers and presenters from the West Coast.
What an incredible weekend at the Victoria Yoga Conference this weekend! Learned some acro yoga, how to do a headstand, some incredible business tips, did an amazing class that held comfortable yoga poses for 10 minutes each, drank some delicious fresh pressed juices, bought a beautiful mala from the the Shanti Collective, and met some absolutely inspirational people!
– Julie French, Personal Trainer and 2015 VYC Attendee –
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