i don’t know about the rest of you, but this is pretty much as exciting as christmas for me and i’m actually (almost but not really) bummed that i signed up for a continuing education course today @ UBC (decor and dress in the victorian period) and can’t go all weekend.
i was here last year when the yoga conference was in town, but i had literally just landed off the plane after a 12 hour journey from new york (via houston) with one small slightly (very) opinionated cat that does not (read: hates) to travel (esp. by airplane). needless to say, namaste-ing with some of the industry’s best was not high on the list of priorities when there were things like litter boxes to be bought.
this weekend however–it’s ON. there are SO many great instructors coming, and SO many different types of practices to sample!
want to finally stick your headstand? take michael stone‘s ‘headstands from the inside out’ today from 5:30-7:30. want to get your boyfriend (or girlfriend) into some crazy poses (of the PG-variety)? sign up for ‘contact partner yoga’ with marita wieser and christ brandt today from 10:30-12:30. i’m pulling a double header tomorrow: seane corn‘s ‘chakra flow’ from 9am-11am (it’s going to be awesome–i don’t normally see the light of day that early on a sunday, so trust me) and natasha rizopoulos‘ ‘take flight–arm balances’ from 11:30-1:30 (arm balances are my FAVE. i’ll be like a kid in a candy store).
sessions aren’t cheap, but they’re totally worth it. when was the last time a new pair of shoes helped you align your pelvic floor? the conference itself, however, is totally free–and free 1/2 hour yoga sessions will be taking place throughout the day on the main floor, not to mention there will be tons of yoga-related booths to check out, and probably lots of free loot and samples to score (because we all know that’s what yoga’s really about: scoring free stuff).
hope to see you there.
sept. 30-oct 3 @ the vancouver convention centre