Yoga Aid Challenge In Vancouver

For the first time in Canada, Yoga Aid is happening in Vancouver, BC (among other cities) on Saturday, September 18th – at Jericho Park.

The Challenge is a special, 2 hour yoga practice held in hundreds of locations worldwide. The Vancouver event will bring together Vancouver’s leading Yoga leaders including Alli Warnyca, Andrea Spiegel, Daniel Clement, Danielle Mika Nagel, Eoin Finn, Erica Blitz, Kristin Campbell and Nico Luce. Registration from 8.00, the Challenge begins at 9am.

By registering for an event near you, you are helping to create strong communities based on giving. Practicing with some of most influential yogis is an added bonus!

The event is free but the Challenge is to fundraise for their Canadian charity partners:

There’s still time to register! Click here.

Are YOU attending this Saturday at Jericho?

Win Free Show Pass To Vancouver Yoga Conference!

The Vancouver Yoga Conference will be taking place September 30 – October 3, 2010. And the Show will be from October 1 – 3, 2010!


  • Continuous Yoga Classes in the Yoga Garden
  • Continuous Demonstrations, Workshops and Lectures
  • Over 100 Exhibitors to Enhance and Educate you
  • Hundreds of New Products and Trends to Learn About
  • Live, Love, Laugh, Sample, Sip, Shop, Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate


  • Individual Class Prices range from $46 – $19836
  • Internationally Renowned Faculty
  • 130 Workshops


Friday October 1, 2010 ~ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday October 2, 2010 ~ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday October 3, 2010 ~ 10:00 am – 6 :00 pm

Check out our review from last year’s 2009 Yoga Conference in Vancouver.


Vancouver Convention Centre – Hall A (Under the Sails)


1. Tweet this: @VanYogaReview Win Free Pass to #Vancouver Yoga Show

2. Post comment below (include email address so we can contact the winner).

3. If you tweet and post a comment below, your name will be entered twice into the draw.

Contest ends on Saturday, September 18th at 11:59pm.

Good luck!

For more info about the 2010 Vancouver Yoga Conference & Show, visit their website here.

Happy Yoga Month

September is Yoga Month! In order to bring awareness to the different styles and the benefits of a yoga practice, September is designated Yoga Month to help build awareness.

Generally these type of awareness building initiatives tend to be only focused on the good ol’ USA, however, there are lots of studios events happening in our own backdoor to help YOU take advantage and celebrate Yoga Month. Listed below are some of the ones I have found:

Here is a clip about the National Yoga Month from 2009, from the founders:

What are you doing to celebrate National Yoga Month, perhaps its a personal 30 Day Challenge for the month of September or taking advantage of some of the FREE yoga listed above or maybe you are hosting your own events to celebrate National Yoga Month, or maybe you are finally taking that friend to experience a yoga class with you, whatever it is; tell us, we want to hear how you are celebrating!

Happy National Yoga Month!

Deepak Chopra Lecture in Vancouver Review

Last Friday, June 4th, we attended the Deepak Chopra talk at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.  It was a packed house of enthusiastic, like-minded people.

Dr. Chopra began with an ice-breaker explaining the time he had just graduated from medical school in India and arrived in New York City with no money in his pockets. Language barriers created confusion (British English vs. American English). For example, he asked for a torch (flashlight in American English) to inspect a dead body and the nurse thought he wanted to preform a cremation!  Roars of laughter erupted from the audience and their feedback continued throughout the over 3 hour informative talk.

He spoke of many ideas, including Quantum physics, genes being undeterministic, and the unity of consciousness.

Here are some quotes from his lecture which I felt were important ideas to think about:

“Consciousness is a singular that has no plural.”

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change. A choice in consciousness determines perception.”

“Your body is your subconscious mind. Your mind is not in your brain, it is everywhere, all cells are communicating with each other.”

“Don’t confuse the horse with the rider. You are riding the molecules, but you are not the molecules. You are not your physical body.”

“Your body is just the place were your memory and dreams call home for the time being.”

“Consciousness: water cannot wet it, wind cannot dry it, fire cannot burn it, weapons cannot shatter it, it’s ancient, it’s unborn…it does not die.”

“I am not in the world, the world is in me. I am not in the body, the body is in me. I am not in the mind, the mind is in me.

“There are 4 divine qualities: Love + Kindness, Compassion, Joy in the success of others, and Equanimity. See yourself as inseparable from the whole universe.”

“Happiness formula: H= S + C + V

S (Set point, in the brain…do you see problems or opportunities in a particular situation?) partly determined by genetics and conditioning during your early years of life.

How do you change the set point? Meditation…it re-sets the set point and activates the prefrontal cortex.

C (conditions of living, are you rich or poor?) If you win the lottery and it makes you very happy, set point will take you back to your baseline state after about a year or so.

V (voluntary choices/actions) personal pleasure i.e. sex, shopping, going out, etc.

But real happiness comes from fulfillment, choices that make other people happy.”

“The fastest way to be happy is to make other people happy.”

“Spend money on experiences rather than things: because first you look forward to the experience, you enjoy the experience, then you reminisce about the experience.”

“Spiritual well being begins with:

Yoga of being (meditation)

Yoga of feeling (love)

Yoga of thinking (creativity and understanding)

Yoga of doing (service)”

“Your body is a process, not a structure.”

“You can change your relationship with time (time is an illusion).”

Overall, it was a great experience and I’m really glad I attended. It was definitely awesome being there in the audience as there was such an amazing energy in the theatre.

Have you ever had the opportunity to attend one of Deepak Chopra‘s lectures?

Follow Deepak on Twitter for uplifting tweets!

An Evening with Deepak Chopra in Vancouver

Dr. Deepak Chopra will be coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Friday, June 4, 2010.  An evening to learn about finding your purpose, opening your heart and how uncertainty is the source of all possibility.

With over 30 Million books sold worldwide, Deepak Chopra is a global leader in the field of mind/body medicine, leadership & enlightenment. As an American physician, author and lecturer on Ayurveda and spirituality, his talk with surely be an informative experience!

Contact ticketmaster to purchase tickets ranging from  $48.70, $69.70, $90.70,  to $111.70, or you can opt for the full VIP package at $191.50.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC
When: June 4th at 7:30pm  (VIP Reception — 5:30-7pm on the Balcony Lobby)

Vancouver Yoga Review will be attending this event – will you?

Whistler Yoga Conference

Attention Yogis in British Columbia!

You will all be very interested in the upcoming Whistler Yoga Conference, which will be held for 3 days from June 4 – 6, 2010.

Open to all levels, so come deepen your knowledge as a practitioner, or try different styles of yoga as a beginner.

With over 20 experienced yoga teachers from across Canada and over 40 seminars and workshops to choose from, it is guaranteed to be an awesome event in beautiful Whistler BC.

Vancouver Yoga Review reviewed the Vancouver Yoga Conference back in October 2009, which was a great conference with amazing teachers.

Will you be attending the Whistler Conference?


Outdoor Yoga on Earth Day!

A morning outdoor yoga session is the perfect activity to start off Earth Day 2010!

YYoga‘s instructor Danielle Mika Nagel will be leading the reviving morning class tomorrow at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Mats will be provided by YYoga, so come on down for some downward dogs in the fresh air!

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010 ~ 8:30am – 9:15am
WHERE: Vancouver Art Gallery ~ West Georgia Street side (750 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC)

Earth Day is celebrated every April 22nd and is the largest worldwide environmental event. For more information about Earth Day and what more you can do to participate in this important annual event click here.

Yoga Conference Vancouver

The Yoga Pilates Conference and Show was held on October 2-5, 2009 at the Vancouver Conference Centre. We attended on Saturday and were able to check out a class by Rodney Yee and his wife Colleen Saidman Yee.

Rodney is quite famous in the international yoga community and has even appeared on Oprah! There was a large crowd that turned out to attend Rodney’s half hour class:

semperviva at conference

rodney  2

There were info booths set up by local yoga studios such as Semperviva, YYoga, Yogapod, and Exhale.

semp con

Also, there were booths for local fitness clothing lines, organic food, and yoga accesories.  Overall it was a great turn out of yogis! Vancouver Yoga Review is looking forward to next year 🙂

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