2016 Canadian Yoga Conferences and Festivals

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Compiled by Jennifer Malisauskas

Many of you might be looking for a new and exciting way to deepen and inspire your yoga practice, then I suggest attending a Yoga Conference or Festival. You might have heard about the big ones held in the US but no worries we too have some great one’s right here in Canada!

Attending a local yoga conference is a great way to experience your local talent, discover a style of yoga that you haven’t tried yet and an all around fun way to support our Canadian yoga community.

Here’s a list of some upcoming events for 2016. Make sure to visit this page often as I will be updating it with new stuff.

If you know of a Festival that’s not on my list please send me and email (info@yogadirectorycanada.com) with it’s info and I’ll get it upon the site!


Victoria Yoga Conference
February 5-7, 2016

Victoria, British Columbia

the 4th annual Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) at the Victoria Conference Centre and will host the yoga community for a weekend of inspiration, motivation and deep learning about the practice of yoga.
victoriayogaconference.com


The Yoga Conference and Show
March 31 – April 3, 2016

Toronto, Ontario

This event is devoted to presenting the full spectrum and tradition of yoga in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth.

www.theyogaconference.com/toronto/index.php


City of OM
June 4, 2016

Ottawa, Ontario

A fresh new festival featuring the Free Spirit 5k fun run, yoga, live music, workshops, local artisans & food vendors!

www.cityofom.com


Le Festival de Musique Yoga de Montreal / Montreal Chant Fest
June 4, 2016

Montreal, Quebec

The MONTREAL CHANT FEST is about celebrating life, connecting with your divine self, and uniting with other people and community. Hundreds will gather to come chant with Montreal’s Best chanting artists

www.eventbrite.ca/e/le-festival-de-musique-yoga-de-montreal-montreal-chant-fest-tickets-22655720871?aff=efbevent


The Groove Yoga Festival
June 17-19, 2016

Sydenham, Ontario

The Groove Yoga Festival: Original Version takes place on a hobby farm just outside of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We were so inspired by the spirit of the first festival there that we also created an Urban Edition in Berlin later the same year. While the Original Version celebrated its small-town farming community, the Urban Edition was all about the hip arts scene in the big city. These two festivals will run again this year, in addition to the Retreat Experience in Goa. The Retreat Experience will be a relaxed mix of festival vibe and vacation chill.

www.thegroovefestival.com


2nd Yoga In Schools Canadian Conference
July 18-21, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This conference offers workshops for every level, from the curious beginner to the certified yoga instructor, and for the first time in Canada provides complete Yoga in Schools training. Workshop titles include: Introduction to Yoga, Yoga Grade 11, Yoga for Special Needs and Autism, NEW Girl on Fire Empowerment Program, NEW Mindfulness Manual, Yoga and Story telling as well as multi-level posture classes.

www.breathingspaceyogastudio.ca/workshops-retreats


The 3rd Annual Pure Living Festival
August 21st, 2016

Severn Bridge, Ontario

Workshops: A series of 30-minute interactive sessions such as yoga, qi gong, meditation, art classes, hiking, and more where participants will have a direct experience that promotes spirituality, health, or wellness. Plus Healing Garden, Vendor Village,Kids Activities, Live Music and more!

purelivingfestival.com/


Prairie Love Yoga Festival
September 10-11, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Prairie Love is an inspiring event set in nature, using both the indoor and outdoor venues at the environmental and educational centre, Fort Whyte Alive. We aim to bring an unparalleled experience to the Prairie region by offering festival participants: yoga classes with renowned instructors; tranquil meditations; educational nature hikes; empowering speakers; live art installations; and musical delights from local musicians and Djs.

www.prairielovefestival.com


Shri Fest
November 11-13, 2016

Blue Mountain Village, Ontario

3 Days of Yoga, Music and Art at the base of scenic Blue Mountain. Set in the magnificent surrounding of Blue Mountain, Shri Fest Yoga and Music Festival combines yoga, music, nature and food to offer a complete experience that will be sure to ignite and please.

shrifest.com/


Yoga Festival Montréal
November 11-13, 2016

Montreal, Quebec

Join us for three lovely days of asana, meditation, music, deep relaxation, philosophy and politics.

www.yocomo.org/en/fym-2015


BC Yoga Conference
2016

Penticton, British Columbia

Immerse yourself in an “all-inclusive” Yoga Retreat. Featuring yoga & wellness practitioners from throughout Western Canada.
www.bcyogaconference.com/

 

Jennifer Malisauskas

Jennifer Malisauskas (Jasvinder Kaur) is the creative force behind YDC. It’s been her continuous dedication to YDC that has made the site a vibrant growing online community. She’s a Kundalini yoga teacher, Mindfulness Stress Reduction Trainer and Reiki Master. Things she loves are Yoga, dancing, gardening and hiking & camping. More often than not she can be found curled up with a book, usually something by Jane Austen.

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