breath, a life giving force
breath, a life giving force
The second of the four Your Yoga Collective events came together in May as we went back to school yogi-style to engage our bodies, spirits, or minds. In continuing with a tradition started with INTEND, Pooja Tolani opened the day with a traditional puja ceremony, from there people were able to choose from nine classes themed to either focus on either asana & movement, mantra & philosophy, or professional development. In addition to choosing three of these classes, there were two 'assembly' yoga classes opening and closing the day.
INTEND was the first of four Your Yoga Collective events designed to nourish practitioners through the season. It was a day focused on clearing our hearts and minds and preparing us to set our goals and intentions for the new year. Pooja Tolani set the tone with a traditional Puja Ceremony and from there we had practices guided by Ally Bogard and Christine Price Clark, yoga nidra with Tanis Fishman, and live music and mantra from Sundari. Each guest in attendance had access to a curated market with unique yogi-approved products and left with a special gift to help them sow their dreams in 2018.
Connection was the theme of this three day, two night retreat. Prana creator Danielle Dixon, and Touch and Release guru Jessica Ecclestone led 22 beautiful individuals through a weekend of guided meditation, journaling and group discussions, walks and outdoor yoga practices,
Hosted at the Chinese Cultural Centre, over 400 attendees spent three days together in Calgary's first-ever yoga festival. There were over 85 classes to choose from, including meditation, nutrition, and dance, eight varieties of yoga, and workshops (like mala-making). To top it off, there was a marketplace where you could peruse yogi apparel, get a massage, taste some food and learn about a couple studios in the city.
View the inaugural schedule, including lineup of instructors and speakers.
See photos from all three days at the Chinese Cultural Centre
We flowed in a gentle yoga class led by Jennifer Teasdale and grooved to the musical accompaniment of DJ Sabo Farte. To close the class, Tanya Ryan played her acoustic guitar and sang in that heavenly voice of hers. Afterwards, we headed back to the bar then let the beer flow!
Hosted at Prema Health, Jackie Dumaine kicked the evening off by sharing her knowledge of the yamas and niyamas. Following this, Alice Hong led a beautiful, strong class to help celebrate the inaugural PYF schedule launch. The room smelled amazing courtesy of Young Living Essential Oils and afterwards, we celebrated with snacks from TrueBuch and Nourish Bakery.
Partners like you are needed to make this incredible, community-building event come to life. If you have an idea on how you would like to help connect to the yoga community or if you want to know what our ideas are, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be a vendor at our 2018 Prana Yoga Festival, please shoot us an email and we will be in touch with more information.
Calgary Folk Music Festival • Big Rock Brewery • Saje • Neal's Yard Remedies • Nourish Kitchen & Bakery • Alberta Apparel • Ricardo's Hideaway • Plant • Lole • Yelp • Westin Hotel & Resorts • Clear Float Spa • Prema Health • Yummi Yogis • Ivivva
Sweetlegs • Gypsy Ellie • Buddhi Bags • Sweat Society • Yummi Yogis • Young Living • Drops of Gratitude • Prana Vida Style • Mandorla Yoga Institute • Seed • Elements
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2017 Studio Partners
Pure Hot Yoga • Breathe Hot Yoga • Yoga and Beyond • Yoga Santosha • The Art of Living • Studio Sat Nam • HotShop • Modern + Mindful • LIV Yoga + Wellness • Heavens Fitness • Wee Wild Ones • Empowermind • Sanguine Yoga • The Nest • Yoga Passage • Mandorla Yoga Institute • The Light Cellar • Junction9 • Senses Mindfulness Coaching
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