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Friday, May 26
 

1:00pm

Registration
Registration is mandatory for all participants!
*If you are a Saturday or Sunday ticket holder, you may register at the beginning of your day with us. Head over to the BYF's registration table.

Confirm your schedule, ask questions, and get important information regarding the festival, and the Banff National Park!

 

Friday May 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Entrance 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

1:30pm

Raw Chocolate Workshop ($$)
Discover the history behind one of our favourite delicacies, cacao. Delve deep into the health benefits of this perfect food and learn how to make deep and delicious raw chocolate from organic, fairly traded, whole ingredients.

*This Class requires an "Add On"  to cover supplies needed for you. Click Here to purchase the Add On before registering.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.
Costs for this course cover materials you will be using.  

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Arsenault

Danielle Arsenault

Founder and Kitchen Goddess, Pachavega Living Foods Education
Danielle Arsenault, founder of Pachavega Living Foods Education, is a lover of many things. She is a passionate Raw Food Chef, Spanish teacher, cave guide, slack liner, rock climber, mountain lover, cookbook author and whole foods nutrition and lifestyle consultant. “Pacha” c... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Juniper: Kiguli Room 1 Juniper Way Box 3449 Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1

1:30pm

Stand Up Paddle Free Time ($$)
Limited Capacity filling up

Rent a paddle board and head to the the picturesque Two Jack Lake for paddle free time. A nice break from yoga!

This requires an "Add On". Please purchase add on before adding this course to your schedule.

Stand Up Paddle Surround yourself with mountains, alpine air, and glacier fed lakes. Don't forget to dress warm and bring a spare change of clothes!

 *Click Here to purchase the SUP Add On if you have not already.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.

Friday May 26, 2017 1:30pm - 3:55pm
The Great Outdoors

2:00pm

Leg Behind Head w/ Lydia Zamorano
Limited Capacity filling up

Leg Behind Head (Eka Pada Sirsasana) Master Class (Level 3)

In this class Lydia will start with an invigorating flow to warm the
body for a series of advanced and unusual hip openers that will
prepare the body for attempting or enhancing your eka pada sirsasana
practice. Following this, we will look at modifications and
preparations for the different leg behind head poses. As she does, she
will infuse the practice with philosophy and meaning, leaving you
inspired and curious.
She pulls upon her 15 years of study, and her experience with Ashtanga
first to fourth series, as well as the advanced series of Vijnana
Yoga.
Please register in advance, we are only taking a small group for this
master class.
Note: you will be requested to bring a pillow and blanket of your own.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Zamorano

Lydia Zamorano

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Lounge
Lydia Zamorano is an enthusiastic and passionate yogini and mother.Although she is somewhat of an advanced asana specialist, her keyinterests lie in the transformative power of the practice facilitatedby meditation and self inquiry. Her classes offer a depth to thembecause of this, and she is known for the kindness of her approach.She is director of The Dedicated Practitioner Yoga School, whichoffers retreats and... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

3:00pm

Mountain Meditation w/ Dawn Mauricio
Limited Capacity filling up

Friday May 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Great Outdoors

4:30pm

Intention Setting + Opening Class w/Mystee Maisonet, Erin Evans, Randelle Lusk, & Kate Mak, Featuring DJ Moody Jones
Don't miss the setting of your intentions! 

Many will be joining us from all different backgrounds and all levels of practice. Let this festival enable your practice and enrich other areas of your life. We want the Banff Yoga Festival to be for you, whatever you need it to be.
Together, we will be setting our own personal intentions for the weekend, you may even want to dedicate your weekend to someone else. Regardless, of the intention you set, be collectively inspired by our varying individual aspirations.

Join some of the finest yoga teachers of the west (and east too!) as we open the 2nd Banff Yoga Festival!


We are all on our own journey and we must appreciate this.

 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Evans

Erin Evans

Founder, Bija Yoga
Erin Evans believes in the power of Yoga to heal, inspire, and transform lives.  She has devoted her life to yoga, to learn as much as she can and transmit these teachings in an easy to digest form.  Erin is passionate about movement, yogic philosophy, humour, and people.  Her teachings stem from a desire... Read More →
avatar for Randelle Lusk

Randelle Lusk

Yoga Instructor & Vinyasa Teacher Trainer
How did you get here, to this yoga thing, and teaching? People ask me all the time. In short, it started with sweating. I love what it feels like to move and the exhaustion that comes from working hard. Yoga did that to me. It was bloody hard. Harder than anything and I liked tha... Read More →
avatar for Mystee Maisonet

Mystee Maisonet

Raw Food Chef/ Yoga Instructor, Om Cooking
Born and raised in Banff, Mystee is so grateful to be able to make a living doing what she loves! Along with teaching yoga she can be found either in her kitchen cooking, making raw chocolate, bottling Om Brew Kombucha , or catering on site at various yoga retreats! Her spare tim... Read More →
avatar for Kate Mak

Kate Mak

My name is Kate and I am a Calgary based yoga teacher who is a self proclaimed fun enthusiast that is always seeking to learn, teach, travel and eat. I believe in living a life that is full, happy and healthy. Living wildly towards all the great things your heart desires and mee... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Moody Jones

Moody Jones

Moody Jones
Moody first started his career as a party producer in Montreal. Organizing underground events with local DJs and international artists to help build a community. Today Moody is busy being the co-founder of EverybodyKnows.ca and innovating Nu-School Bass and Deep House sounds whi... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

7:00pm

Anatomy 101: Talk w/ Fabienne Moser
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Fabienne Moser

Fabienne Moser

Physiotherapist, Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team
Fabienne was born and raised in Banff. After graduating from the Banff Community High School she moved to Edmonton where she completed both a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. | Fabienne’s philosophy... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Yoga Talks Space 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

7:00pm

Mala Bead Course w/ Tara Koenig ($$)
Limited Capacity full

Learn all about Malas through making your very own!


*This Class requires an "Add On"  to cover supplies needed for you. Click Here to purchase the Add On before registering.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.
Costs for this course cover materials you will be using.  

Speakers
avatar for Tara Koenig

Tara Koenig

Yoga Instructor
Tara has been teaching yoga for 4 years now. She trained with Power Yoga Canada and Baptiste Power Yoga Institute (Level 3). In the spring of 2016, she fundraised $8000 for a service trip to Kenya to support Africa Yoga Project. She has supported this organization for years thro... Read More →



Friday May 26, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wildflour Cafe 211 Bear St. #101

7:00pm

Master Class w/ Terri McCollum
Limited Capacity filling up

Tapas and Svadhaya; Igniting the fire of disciplined practice, containing the fire with self-reflection.In this practice we will explore the alchemic mixture of ‘tapas' - self discipline/motivation and ‘svadhaya' - self study/reflection. Using the heat and passion of tapas to motivate through the difficult, the fiery, the powerful. Balancing with the reflective quality of svadhaya to make sure rather than burning out from that fire we set the stage for deep inner transformation.   
This will be a strong and balanced practice with elements of of pranayama, meditation and self-reflection. Be prepared to work hard throughout so finishing with deep rest will be so much sweeter. 

Speakers
avatar for Terri McCollum

Terri McCollum

I was influenced early in life by the practice of yoga, my first classes were after school at 11 years old. In my adolescence and teen years I became very fascinated by different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. This is what most certainly led me to pursue medit... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

7:00pm

Yin & Vin w/ Marnie Sands & Mayuko Dauden ($$)
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop has an added cost.

You may not register for this course until your "Add-on" is purchased via My Showpass 

We've paired two long term locals, and expertise in their respective roles to bring you one of the festivals best collaboration: Yin Yoga and Wine tasting.

Yin Guru Marnie Sands will take you through a rejuvinating yin practice.  Learn when to let go of what no longer serves you, when to be good to yourself, and when to challenge yourself. Learn the importance and strength of the breath. This practice will leave you rejuinvated and rested.

Stillness is essential to transformation...

Transformation deserve celebration...

Mayuko Dauden joins us for a second year to bring you a new wine selection; featurin biodynamic, organically grown, and other wines that have been produced from other mindful ways of production.

Learn the art of tasting wine and prehaps even start to discuss each wines different traits. 
Walk away with a appreciated relationship with wine, and a great idea of what kind of wines to look to for future indulgence!

Life is all about balance.
 

Speakers
avatar for Marnie Sands

Marnie Sands

Studio Manager/ Yoga Instructors, Rocky Mountain Yoga
Marnie's Yin class is a coveted class. The studio is always full, the props are always gone, and even if you show up 15 minutes early, this may still be the case.  | | Marnie Sands has been raised in the Bow Valley, and has raised her own family here too. If she's not managing the studio Marnie is most likely hiking tunnel mountain, chasing after who two sons, or in her garden - where she finds calm. | | Marnie is knowledgable, humble, and has been teaching THE yin class to attend for years. Her voice, adjustments, and thought out classes are a hot commodity in this valley and not to be missed... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Juniper: Kiguli Room 1 Juniper Way Box 3449 Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1

9:00pm

Curated by Sled Island: BYF 2017 Concert Featuring MELTED MIRROR
End your evening an re approach the notion of celebration!

We're all about quality over quantity and wanting to promote the rethinking of what we put into and onto our bodies. The same should go for the way we choose to drink! Why not have a drink that has been biodynamically produced, organically sourced, and mindfully, artistically, produced? We've invited Noteworthy Gin & Wild Life Spirits to talk about their quality product. Network and get to know eachother, listen to great music and end the night just in time for you 8:00am Yoga class!

Sled Island has curated our musical talent this year and we are thrilled to be featuring the incredible Amelie Patterson and Melted Mirror.

Their deep yet uplifting sound remind us of our theme: Darkness is your Candlelight.

Keep your eyes peeled for this incredible band and get to know their repertoire:

https://meltedmirror.bandcamp.com/album/borderzone

See recent media coverage HERE

Artists
avatar for Melted Mirror

Melted Mirror

Calgary’s Chris Zajko is perhaps best known as a local post-punk visionary, fronting the legendary Sharp Ends and, more recently, The Soft Option. While previously contributing mostly vocals, Zajko’s latest contribution is a change in direction and input from its predecessors. Collaborating closely with local mainstays Cian Haley (Catholic Girls) on lead synth and Jeebs Nabil (Memo/Violence) on guitar, the neon pink... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB
 
Saturday, May 27
 

8:00am

Morning Meditation with Dawn Mauricio
 Intention and Presence:
Taking Your Practice Off the Cushion (Saturday morning meditation)Just as the poses of a yoga class are linked together by our breath, so are our actions in life linked together by our intention and presence. Mindfulness is the beginning of a whole path of practice that develops a clear seeing that sets the ground for wise actions. Come prepared for a short talk and guided meditation to inspire the rest of your festival, and beyond.Learning objectives:- various levels of intention from the Buddhist philosophy perspective- how mindfulness is a necessary tool for making a difference in the world - whether large or small- accessible tools and examples to help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life

Saturday May 27, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

8:00am

Kids Yoga w/ Wymbin
Saturday May 27, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Suplhur Mountain Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

8:00am

Morning Run Along the Bow
Limited Capacity filling up

Saturday May 27, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
The Great Outdoors

8:00am

Self Study: The Practice of You w/ Jilaine Beddoe
The practice of studying oneself and studying our habits, reactions, choices, even movements. A continuous connection to the present moment, single point of awareness, to allow you to shift pathways that are no longer necessary. A chance to break down barriers and walls that are no longer needed as protection. This is a class to discover what you're capable of, and where your gifts lie.  A time for you to uncover why being you is so unique, why being authentic and true to that is the best gift that you can give to the world.  You are here for a reason this life, this city, this class, you’ve been asked to show up and be for purpose.  This practice is designed to get you to truly understand that it is our choice every single moment to be here, to learn how to show up. We will breathe to move to be intentional,  as it is why we are here. 

Speakers
avatar for Jilaine Beddoe

Jilaine Beddoe

Founder/ Co-Owner, Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates Studio
Yoga & Meditation teacher, entrepreneur as Co-owner of Junction 9 Yoga + Pilates, wife to Owen, mama to Natalie + Harrison, lululemon athletica Legacy Ambassador, Dreamer, Creator, and Soul finding its way home. Yoga for me is about connecting with people, learning how to get to a level with someone where habits, excuses, and patterning can all be brought into the light to help personal growth. It is about guiding one another to find our own unique voice in our lives to experience something real, with self and with one another. I love going deeper, and getting to uncover and peel back the layers of self that had been built up over the years. Without light there is no dark, without masculine no feminine, without strength no softness can be found. I am so grateful for the many teachers I have come across and been able to learn from. I am so grateful to have a studio to call home, a place to share in a community and a space that you all feel welcome in. Like my practice putting myself into a paragraph changes continually. My own practice as of late, is finding how to flip the script for my own life. After having our second babe, I find my practice off my mat to be the challenge, where I will truly find growth over the coming months. I believe there is always an evolution for us on and off our mat, there has to be, as change is unavoidable, the choice is to enjoy it and learn within it... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

9:00am

Moon Cycles and Yoga W/ Mindy Johnstone
Limited Capacity filling up

It is only natural that we are affected by the phases of the moon. How we approach our yoga practice during the Full Moonand New Moonvary depending on the lineage. Especially for women!

-Learn the benefits of full moon and new moon practices both on and off your mat

-Experience moon salutations and sequencing to the ground you in the height of the Full moon

-Postures to asist women during their cycle

-The power of new moon rituals

 


Speakers
avatar for Mindy Johnstone

Mindy Johnstone

Founder, Rocky Mountain Yoga Studio
Since 2000,  Mindy has been exploring the path of yoga and all its healing properties. She began her journey in the Ashtanga tradition and spent many years teaching and practicing the 8 limb principles. For Mindy, it is a style of yoga that she feels at home with.She believes t... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Rocky Mountain Yoga Studio 201-211b Bear St. 2nd floor Bison Courtyard Banff, Canada

9:00am

UnCooking Class: Nut Mylk & Energy Balls ($$)
Learn to make all kinds of non-dairy milk alternatives, learn their health benefits and sample the creations. Find out how you can maximize on these recipes and apply them to energy balls- Approved and created by certified and professionally trained our local Raw Food Chef!

Learn to make these raw and vegan beverages such as:
-Simple and Fresh Almond Mylk
-Chocolate Hazelnut Mylk
-Cashew Turmeric Latte 

Learn how to make Energy Balls that you can alter and cater to your taste bud's preference!

*This Class requires an "Add On"  to cover supplies needed for you. Click Here to purchase the Add On before registering.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.
Costs for this course cover materials you will be using.  

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Arsenault

Danielle Arsenault

Founder and Kitchen Goddess, Pachavega Living Foods Education
Danielle Arsenault, founder of Pachavega Living Foods Education, is a lover of many things. She is a passionate Raw Food Chef, Spanish teacher, cave guide, slack liner, rock climber, mountain lover, cookbook author and whole foods nutrition and lifestyle consultant. “Pacha” c... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
The Juniper: Kiguli Room 1 Juniper Way Box 3449 Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1

9:00am

Wilderness Yoga Experience w/ Lindsey Williams
Limited Capacity full

Wilderness Yoga Experience
Take your practice outside and become inspired by nature and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains! In this session we will play both on your mat with some fun movement and flow sequences, as well as step on to the earth and truly connect with the natural surroundings. This workshop will be an amazing opportunity to reconnect with your inner true nature through the power of the elements.

Learning Outcomes:
Seek alignment with the natural environment in a playful manner
feel immersed in the natural surroundings of the Rocky Mountains

Class Requirements:
Dress in Layers for Physical Activity. 
Proper Footwear
Extra Socks Recommended


Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams is passionate about the human body and discovering how to fuel it optimally through movement and nutrition. With over 20 years experience and continuous study as a yoga teacher, movement educator and outdoor guide, Lindsey teaches the importance of building a sustainable relationship with... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
The Great Outdoors

9:15am

Yoga & Ayurveda w/ Hilary Wood
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Wood

Hilary Wood

teacher/studio owner, Canmore Hot Yoga
Hilary loves the way yoga can be so complex yet so simple all at the same time, how you can explore the feelings of wonder and curiosity yet be total fulfilled!! Hilary has been teaching for over 10 years and will forever remain a student of yoga! She has studied all over the w... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 9:15am - 10:45am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Suplhur Mountain Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

9:30am

Sound Bath Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday May 27, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Moose Space 345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

9:30am

The Souls Compass - Vinyasa Yoga w/ Randelle Lusk

The Souls Compass - Vinyasa Yoga

An internal navigation system lays within the heart. Translating the language of our body's intelligence, an illuminating guide to the path ahead. In this deep hip opening class we'll workshop-flow within the realm of our Compass, using it to negotiate through the emotional accumulation in the hips while invoking courage to take flight through arm and standing balance postures. 

Level: intermediate to advanced. 



Speakers
avatar for Randelle Lusk

Randelle Lusk

Yoga Instructor & Vinyasa Teacher Trainer
How did you get here, to this yoga thing, and teaching? People ask me all the time. In short, it started with sweating. I love what it feels like to move and the exhaustion that comes from working hard. Yoga did that to me. It was bloody hard. Harder than anything and I liked tha... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

9:30am

Mindful Mountain Walk w/ Ronna Schneberger
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Ronna Schneberger

Ronna Schneberger

Banff's Hiking Yogi, Walk With Ronna
I have been a Banff's hiking yogi for the past 15 years offering EcoYoga Retreats in this spectacular mountain landscape. I am a master interpreter and professional hiking guide with the ACMG. More recently I started offering forest bathing as a way for people to reconnect to t... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
The Great Outdoors

10:00am

Mountain Meditation w/ Kristen Stuart
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Stuart

Kristen Stuart

Yoga + Meditation Teacher
Kristen instructs Meditation, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yoga Nidra with a focus on artful alignment, nervous system support, and glandular body balance. She loves to create a sweet and spicy blend of movement, while exploring consciousness expansion and deep healing. Her journey wi... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Great Outdoors

10:00am

Inversion Workshop w/ Erin Evans
Speakers
avatar for Erin Evans

Erin Evans

Founder, Bija Yoga
Erin Evans believes in the power of Yoga to heal, inspire, and transform lives.  She has devoted her life to yoga, to learn as much as she can and transmit these teachings in an easy to digest form.  Erin is passionate about movement, yogic philosophy, humour, and people.  Her teachings stem from a desire... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

10:30am

YogaTalks: Myths & Legends of Asanas w/ Kate W Mak
Speakers
avatar for Kate Mak

Kate Mak

My name is Kate and I am a Calgary based yoga teacher who is a self proclaimed fun enthusiast that is always seeking to learn, teach, travel and eat. I believe in living a life that is full, happy and healthy. Living wildly towards all the great things your heart desires and mee... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Yoga Talks Space 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

12:00pm

Learning to Fly w/ Terri McCollum
Speakers
avatar for Terri McCollum

Terri McCollum

I was influenced early in life by the practice of yoga, my first classes were after school at 11 years old. In my adolescence and teen years I became very fascinated by different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. This is what most certainly led me to pursue medit... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

1:30pm

Stand Up Paddle Free Time ($$)
Limited Capacity full

*This requires an "Add On"  to cover a rental for SUP board, life vest, and paddle.
Spend some free time Stand Up Paddling! Click Here to book a board!

**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.
Costs for this course cover materials you will be using.  

 

Saturday May 27, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Great Outdoors

1:30pm

Uncooking: Raw Chocolate w/ Pachavega ($$)
Discover the history behind one of our favourite delicacies, cacao. Delve deep into  the health benefits of this perfect food and learn how to make deep and delicious raw chocolate from organic, fairly traded, whole ingredients.
Learning Objectives:
Learn to make Raw Chocolate from Scratch!
Learn the health benefits of raw chocolate and it's ingredients

This session has an additional cost to cover your products and includes take home molds!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Arsenault

Danielle Arsenault

Founder and Kitchen Goddess, Pachavega Living Foods Education
Danielle Arsenault, founder of Pachavega Living Foods Education, is a lover of many things. She is a passionate Raw Food Chef, Spanish teacher, cave guide, slack liner, rock climber, mountain lover, cookbook author and whole foods nutrition and lifestyle consultant. “Pacha” c... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
The Juniper: Kiguli Room 1 Juniper Way Box 3449 Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1

1:45pm

Acro Yoga w/ Tara Koenig & Cedar Lynn
Get to know the art of partner yoga and acrobatics!
We will take you through the basics needed to get you off the ground! 
No partner or previous experience required.  Learn basic basing, flying and spotting technique needed to practice during the festival, into your summer, and beyond!  

Learning objectives:
Understand the basics of a safe and rewarding acro yoga practice
Get comfortable with connection, touch and play.  

YAHOO!

Speakers
avatar for Tara Koenig

Tara Koenig

Yoga Instructor
Tara has been teaching yoga for 4 years now. She trained with Power Yoga Canada and Baptiste Power Yoga Institute (Level 3). In the spring of 2016, she fundraised $8000 for a service trip to Kenya to support Africa Yoga Project. She has supported this organization for years thro... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

2:00pm

YogaTalks: Beauty, Courage and Non Reactivity w/ Lydia Zamorano
Limited Capacity filling up

In this interactive yoga philosophy talk, Lydia will offer adelightful story from the Puranas (16th Century Hindu Mythologytext), rich in metaphor addressing the embodiment of non reactivity.Lydia will explain some of the deeper dimensions that a yoga andmeditation practice can offer, and offer tools that can create mentalspace, induce calm, and reduce stress. These benefits can trulytransform the way you interact with yourself and others in a positiveway. Don't miss this special event, it filled up quickly last year.

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Zamorano

Lydia Zamorano

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Lounge
Lydia Zamorano is an enthusiastic and passionate yogini and mother.Although she is somewhat of an advanced asana specialist, her keyinterests lie in the transformative power of the practice facilitatedby meditation and self inquiry. Her classes offer a depth to thembecause of this, and she is known for the kindness of her approach.She is director of The Dedicated Practitioner Yoga School, whichoffers retreats and... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Yoga Talks Space 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

2:00pm

Spicy Masala Chai w/ Kate W Mak
A spicy vinyasa class to energize the body!

Join me for a heart pumping and heart-full vinyasa flow that links the body and the breath together in a fluid and beautiful way. We awaken by flushing the prana throughout the entire body in a grab bag of heart openers, hips, hamstrings as well as standing on your hands and going topsy turvy. Sweet savasana topped with some kirtan to arrive more presently to what the day has to offer you without draining you for the rest of the day ahead.

Saturday May 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

2:00pm

Chakra Reading Workshop
Limited Capacity full


Balances and imbalances within the chakra system are not only expressed as energetics but also in the shape, structure, and function of the body.  These components are indicative of various levels of life lessons in accordance with universal laws. Learn how your chakra system can be read in the body, offering insight into your unique life lessons.

*See how the chakras energies can be seen in the physical form.
* Develope insights into mental, emotional, and physical difficulties. 
* Gain the skill to recognize an individual's gifts and challenges just by looking at them.
* See yourself and others in a new compassionate way.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Chaba

Erin Chaba

Co-Founder, Multidimension Health
Erin is an inspirational teacher, mentor, and psychosomatic therapist. Her yoga practice began in 2006, she began teaching in 2015 after her Biga Yoga Banff YTT.  She has been practicing psychosomatic therapy since 2005 and complimented her practice with massage therapy in 2008.  ... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dance for Joy Studio 1A9, 215 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

2:00pm

Yoga Lounge w/ Jeff Mah
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Mah

Jeff Mah

Studio Owner, The Yoga Lounge


Saturday May 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Moose Space 345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

2:00pm

Wilderness Yoga Project w/ Lindsey Williams
Limited Capacity full

Take your practice outside and become inspired by nature and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains! In this session we will play both on your mat with some fun movement and flow sequences, as well as step on to the earth and truly connect with the natural surroundings. This workshop will be an amazing opportunity to reconnect with your inner true nature through the power of the elements.

Learning Outcomes:
Seek alignment with the natural environment in a playful manner 
Feel immersed in the natural surroundings of the Rocky Mountains

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams is passionate about the human body and discovering how to fuel it optimally through movement and nutrition. With over 20 years experience and continuous study as a yoga teacher, movement educator and outdoor guide, Lindsey teaches the importance of building a sustainable relationship with... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Great Outdoors

3:00pm

Teacher Feature: Jess Young
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers

Saturday May 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Suplhur Mountain Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

3:00pm

Mountain Meditation
Limited Capacity filling up

Saturday May 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Great Outdoors

3:00pm

Stand Up Paddle Free time ($$)
Limited Capacity full

Rent a paddle board, take a break from all that yoga, and spend some time Stand Up Paddling in beautiful Banff!

*This requires an "Add On"  to cover supplies needed for you. Click Here to purchase the Add On before registering.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.
Costs for this course cover materials you will be using.  

Saturday May 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:45pm
The Great Outdoors

3:15pm

YogaTalk: Sangha The Imperfect Jewel w/ Dawn Mauricio
Sangha: The Imperfect Jewel
To know our practice is “working” goes beyond the amazing physical feats on the mat or impressive mental tricks on the cushion, but rather in the way we live our lives.

Sangha, the Sanskrit word for “community”, provides us with rich opportunities that show us how our internal practice meets the outside world. Through meditation and discussion, learn how being a better human in every moment is possible and accessible.Learning objectives:- the importance of impact when practicing intention- accessible tools and examples to help you integrate mindfulness into your relationships.



Speakers
avatar for Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio

Teacher, Insight Meditation + Mindfulness Yoga
Dawn is a yoga and meditation teacher with a playful, dynamic, and centered approach. She is known for her boundless energy, and smiling personality that are both contagious, and motivating. Teaching since 2006, she has received certifications from Spirit Rock Meditation Center... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Yoga Talks Space 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

3:30pm

Family Yoga w/ Wymbin
Saturday May 27, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

3:30pm

The Dharma Temple w/ Reno Muenz

Become aware of the 10 bodies that make up your experience as a human in this life.Learn techniques to manage stress and see beyond the busy-ness of your subconscious mind.Step into your beauty and radiance. Live from a place of grace and nobility.Enter the temple of your own soul.
This unique integrated yoga practice combines asana, pranayama, kriya, meditation, and mantra. To bring you into an experience of your true self. A radiant being with an unlimited capacity to love.

Speakers
avatar for Tiaga Prem Singh (Reno Muenz)

Tiaga Prem Singh (Reno Muenz)

Director, The Dharma Temple
Tiage Prem Singh (Reno Muenz) is the co-founder & director at Dharma Temple in Vancouver BC. He has spent 20 years uncovering what it means to live a spiritually inspired-conscious life and believes every student has the capacity to step into the role of mastery.


Saturday May 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

4:30pm

Middle Eastern Dance w/ Kim Mayberry
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
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Kim Mayberry

Founder, Dance For Joy Studio
Studio Owner Kim Mayberry teaches barre, HIGH fitness, dance, and children’s classes. She has taught dance and fitness classes in the Bow Valley since 2003. She began her formal training as a Belly Dancers in 2003 and completed  Level 1&2 of Hadia’s Middle Eastern Dance Teacher Training Certification. In 2006, she traveled to Turkey and performs weekly at the Balkan Greek Restaurant in Banff. He love of dance led her to dabble in jazz, hip hop, Nia, African, Polynesian, Brazilian, Flamenco and Funk dance. She is honoured to join Miss Ellen Q on stage as one of her Pumas (background dancers). She has her AFLCA (Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification of Alberta) certification in Group Fitness, Barre Training Level 1... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Dance for Joy Studio 1A9, 215 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

4:30pm

YogaTalks: Synchronicity of Struggle w/ Randelle Lusk
Limited Capacity filling up

Let's talk ruts and mud, obstacles and set-backs. Let's talk about the thick things we've come through to get to where we are now. The difficulties of life don't come by chance, they come by reason of recalibration to our path. The yoga practice is the method for re-alignment. Our greats opportunities for strength are when we are in the muck or it all; in the dark. Our practice teaches us to perceiver and move forward into our lights. Let's talk about the synchronicity of struggle. 

all levels welcome. please bring a notebook and pen. 


Speakers
avatar for Randelle Lusk

Randelle Lusk

Yoga Instructor & Vinyasa Teacher Trainer
How did you get here, to this yoga thing, and teaching? People ask me all the time. In short, it started with sweating. I love what it feels like to move and the exhaustion that comes from working hard. Yoga did that to me. It was bloody hard. Harder than anything and I liked tha... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Yoga Talks Space 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

4:30pm

Mountain Meditation w/ Trish Huston
Limited Capacity full

One of our favourite BYF classes. Take a few moments to realize where you are. Reflect, appreciate  and embrace your surroundings. You will be taken back, moved, and humbled in this short yet powerful meditation in one of Banff's Best kept secrets.

Saturday May 27, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
The Great Outdoors

4:30pm

iRest Yoga Nidra for Optimal Relaxation w/ Anne Douglas
Limited Capacity filling up

iREST YOGA NIDRA: from Stress Reduction and Happiness to Reprogramming your Brain for Healthy Habits, to Full Awakening!  This is the the full spectrum of possibility that this potent practice provides.  Join Master Teacher, Anne Douglas for one or all of these offerings.
1. Living Your Hearts Desire with iRest Yoga Nidra - Alive in your very own heart is the code to living a fulfilling, purposeful life that is unique to you.  Your heart is like a homing device or beacon that steers you toward fulfillment by what feels right and true.  Join Anne Douglas for a 1.5 hour guided laying down meditation practice to guide you to Live Your Hearts Desire!
2. Rewire Your Brain for Healthy Habits - with iRest Yoga Nidra - Experience the intersect of quantum science and the teachings of ancient sages by harnessing the power of your mind to influence your reality.  This practice will orient you to the quantum field of infinite possibility in which you can rewire your brain for optimal health.  Join Anne Douglas for a 1.5 hour game changing, guided laying down practice!
3. Nap Your Way to Enlightenment! - with iRest Yoga Nidra - The Freedom and Peace you are seeking is already here, and is closer than your breath!  By entering into deep rest and stillness, you will orient to the experience of your own Buddha Nature.  Join Anne Douglas in this 1.5 hour guided, laying down meditation, to come Home to your true self!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Douglas

Anne Douglas

Founder, Anahata Yoga Therapy
Anne Douglas is a Teacher of Teachers, offering classes, private coaching, personal growth workshops and yoga & meditation teacher trainings in her home town of Banff, Alberta and Internationally. She is a certified, professional level (500 hour) Kripalu Yoga Teacher, a Phoenix... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Moose Space 345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

5:30pm

Yoga Lab w/ Jeff Mah
Speakers
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Jeff Mah

Studio Owner, The Yoga Lounge


Saturday May 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

5:30pm

Farm to Table Hosted By The Bison Restaurant ($$)
Limited Capacity full

This Farm to Table event - hosted by The Bison restaurant in collaboration with dietitian and yoga teacher, Casey Berglund - will encourage you to mindfully enjoy a 3-course, *mostly* vegetarian meal using local ingredients. Prepare to get present, engage your senses, and connect with other mindful foodies!

 

Saturday May 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Bison Restaurant 211 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1E4

6:00pm

Anatomy: Myth Busters w/ Fabienne Moser
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Fabienne Moser

Fabienne Moser

Physiotherapist, Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team
Fabienne was born and raised in Banff. After graduating from the Banff Community High School she moved to Edmonton where she completed both a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. | Fabienne’s philosophy... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wildflour Cafe 211 Bear St. #101

6:00pm

Mala Bead Workshop w/ Tara Koenig ($$)
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Tara Koenig

Tara Koenig

Yoga Instructor
Tara has been teaching yoga for 4 years now. She trained with Power Yoga Canada and Baptiste Power Yoga Institute (Level 3). In the spring of 2016, she fundraised $8000 for a service trip to Kenya to support Africa Yoga Project. She has supported this organization for years thro... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Suplhur Mountain Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

6:00pm

Yin & Vin w/ Marnie Sands & Mayuko Dauden ($$)
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Marnie Sands

Marnie Sands

Studio Manager/ Yoga Instructors, Rocky Mountain Yoga
Marnie's Yin class is a coveted class. The studio is always full, the props are always gone, and even if you show up 15 minutes early, this may still be the case.  | | Marnie Sands has been raised in the Bow Valley, and has raised her own family here too. If she's not managing the studio Marnie is most likely hiking tunnel mountain, chasing after who two sons, or in her garden - where she finds calm. | | Marnie is knowledgable, humble, and has been teaching THE yin class to attend for years. Her voice, adjustments, and thought out classes are a hot commodity in this valley and not to be missed... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Juniper: Kiguli Room 1 Juniper Way Box 3449 Banff, Alberta T1L 1E1

6:30pm

DJ Yoga: Hanuman's Leap w/ Kate Mak & Moody Jones
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Kate Mak

Kate Mak

My name is Kate and I am a Calgary based yoga teacher who is a self proclaimed fun enthusiast that is always seeking to learn, teach, travel and eat. I believe in living a life that is full, happy and healthy. Living wildly towards all the great things your heart desires and mee... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Moose Space 345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

7:00pm

Diva, Diva, Diva w/ Joe Bembridge
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
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Joe Bembridge

Founder, Banff Pride
With this years special guests coming from Montreal, It is even more fitting that Joe Bembridge is part of year 2 of the Banff Yoga Festival. | Joe Bembridge, grew up in Canmore, studied Drama at Concordia University in Montreal, and worked on Green avenue. His time in Montreal w... Read More →


Saturday May 27, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dance for Joy Studio 1A9, 215 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L

8:00pm

Yoga Nidra with Reno Muenz, & Tea at the WHYTE
Join us in the historic and powerful Whyte Museum for complete relaxation.

"Relaxation brings forth wisdom" -Yogi Bhajan
You are a radiant being in this vast universe of light and sound. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to travel to the planet earth. A beautiful complex planet that is in need of great leaders. This mission will require you to show up daily with an attitude of gratitude and a willingness to serve. Utilize the technologies of ancient wisdom and extra terrestrial consciousness to keep your body strong, your heart open, and your mind clear. Lastly, to ensure maximum production and creativity while on your mission, access the cosmic hum of the Infinite Universe, the best way to do this is through the practice of Yoga Nidra. Please join us on this incredible healing journey of guided relaxation, sonic soundscapes, and meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Tiaga Prem Singh (Reno Muenz)

Tiaga Prem Singh (Reno Muenz)

Director, The Dharma Temple
Tiage Prem Singh (Reno Muenz) is the co-founder & director at Dharma Temple in Vancouver BC. He has spent 20 years uncovering what it means to live a spiritually inspired-conscious life and believes every student has the capacity to step into the role of mastery.


Saturday May 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Whyte Museum
 
Sunday, May 28
 

7:45am

SOLD OUT Mountaintop Yoga at the Banff Gondola Hosted by Lululemon ($$)
Limited Capacity full

Lululemon Athletica and the Banff Gondola have collaborated to bring you a Mountain Top yoga class like no other.

Take in the beautiful Bow Valley views while being led through a vinyasa flow on top of Sulphur Mountain.

Be sure to dress warm with lots of warm layers, mittens, and a toque ofcourse! Let the local lulus show you some of the best spots!

This class has an added cost of $33 dollars which includes your shuttle to the Gondola, your ride up and your way back. Meet in front of the Fenlands Centre to catch your rooftop shuttle.

*The first to purchase the add on, will be the first to secure their spot in this incredible offering!
https://www.myshowpass.com/banff-yoga-festival/ 

*
*The Class will take place from 8:30-9:30am

Speakers
avatar for Trish Huston

Trish Huston

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Trish Huston
Trish is a Registered Yoga & Meditation teacher, a graduate of theatre school and a life long student. She is curious about how we can continue to be conscious and aware amidst the distractions we constantly face. Her passion for sharing mindfulness and stress management comes fr... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 7:45am - 10:15am
Banff Gondola

8:00am

Morning Mountain Meditation W/ Dawn Mauricio
Speakers
avatar for Dawn Mauricio

Dawn Mauricio

Teacher, Insight Meditation + Mindfulness Yoga
Dawn is a yoga and meditation teacher with a playful, dynamic, and centered approach. She is known for her boundless energy, and smiling personality that are both contagious, and motivating. Teaching since 2006, she has received certifications from Spirit Rock Meditation Center... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 8:00am - 8:55am
The Great Outdoors

8:30am

Back Bending Bliss w/ Terri McCollum
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Terri McCollum

Terri McCollum

I was influenced early in life by the practice of yoga, my first classes were after school at 11 years old. In my adolescence and teen years I became very fascinated by different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. This is what most certainly led me to pursue medit... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Suplhur Mountain Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

8:45am

Cosmic Practices in Self Care
The navel point is considered the power center of the physical and energetic body. Build dimension and stamina to hold yourself in your highest and in the space of manifestation.

In this workshop you will utilize the technology of the Kundalini Kriyas; cleansing techiniques meant to activate your 3rd Chakra. For everyone, this energy line is meant to activate the power of your will, confidence and pure potentiality.

Build radiance and vitality from the inside out!

Expect a Kundalini style flow and workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Stuart

Kristen Stuart

Yoga + Meditation Teacher
Kristen instructs Meditation, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yoga Nidra with a focus on artful alignment, nervous system support, and glandular body balance. She loves to create a sweet and spicy blend of movement, while exploring consciousness expansion and deep healing. Her journey wi... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

9:00am

SPECIAL FEATURE: Junction 9 Trifecta: Kate W Mak, Jilaine Beddoe + Randelle Lusk
Speakers
avatar for Jilaine Beddoe

Jilaine Beddoe

Founder/ Co-Owner, Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates Studio
Yoga & Meditation teacher, entrepreneur as Co-owner of Junction 9 Yoga + Pilates, wife to Owen, mama to Natalie + Harrison, lululemon athletica Legacy Ambassador, Dreamer, Creator, and Soul finding its way home. Yoga for me is about connecting with people, learning how to get to a level with someone where habits, excuses, and patterning can all be brought into the light to help personal growth. It is about guiding one another to find our own unique voice in our lives to experience something real, with self and with one another. I love going deeper, and getting to uncover and peel back the layers of self that had been built up over the years. Without light there is no dark, without masculine no feminine, without strength no softness can be found. I am so grateful for the many teachers I have come across and been able to learn from. I am so grateful to have a studio to call home, a place to share in a community and a space that you all feel welcome in. Like my practice putting myself into a paragraph changes continually. My own practice as of late, is finding how to flip the script for my own life. After having our second babe, I find my practice off my mat to be the challenge, where I will truly find growth over the coming months. I believe there is always an evolution for us on and off our mat, there has to be, as change is unavoidable, the choice is to enjoy it and learn within it... Read More →
avatar for Randelle Lusk

Randelle Lusk

Yoga Instructor & Vinyasa Teacher Trainer
How did you get here, to this yoga thing, and teaching? People ask me all the time. In short, it started with sweating. I love what it feels like to move and the exhaustion that comes from working hard. Yoga did that to me. It was bloody hard. Harder than anything and I liked tha... Read More →
avatar for Kate Mak

Kate Mak

My name is Kate and I am a Calgary based yoga teacher who is a self proclaimed fun enthusiast that is always seeking to learn, teach, travel and eat. I believe in living a life that is full, happy and healthy. Living wildly towards all the great things your heart desires and mee... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Moody Jones

Moody Jones

Moody Jones
Moody first started his career as a party producer in Montreal. Organizing underground events with local DJs and international artists to help build a community. Today Moody is busy being the co-founder of EverybodyKnows.ca and innovating Nu-School Bass and Deep House sounds whi... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

9:00am

Rocky Mountain Art & Yoga w/ Mindy Johnstone ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

Unleash your creative mind with meditative exercises for the arts. Be prepared to color, sketch and tap into your hidden artist.

No previous experience in art is required, simply a joy for learning and reconnecting to your creative spark. ​

 

-Intuitive art exercises using wire sculpting and pencil sketches

-Meditations of Mandala making

-Color as therapy

*This Class requires an "Add On"  to cover supplies needed for you. Click Here to purchase the Art & Yoga Add On if you have not already.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions. 


Sunday May 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am
Rocky Mountain Yoga Studio 201-211b Bear St. 2nd floor Bison Courtyard Banff, Canada

9:45am

YogaTalks: Why Ghandi Loved the Gita w/ Erin Evans
No Mud, No Lotus:  Ghandi's guide to the Gita
In this one hour talk Erin Evans will discuss the teachings of the great Indian myth, the Bhavagad Gita.  The Bhavagad Gita is a story rich with symbolism for even the newest of seekers.  No experience, or reference point is needed for this chat as the relevance to you will be apparent and easy to follow.  This text was once referred to as Ghandi's bible and Erin will explain why.  She will bring to light how you can benefit from it's lessons.  Everyone welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Evans

Erin Evans

Founder, Bija Yoga
Erin Evans believes in the power of Yoga to heal, inspire, and transform lives.  She has devoted her life to yoga, to learn as much as she can and transmit these teachings in an easy to digest form.  Erin is passionate about movement, yogic philosophy, humour, and people.  Her teachings stem from a desire... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Yoga Talks Space 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

10:30am

Mountain Meditation w/ Kristen Stuart
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Stuart

Kristen Stuart

Yoga + Meditation Teacher
Kristen instructs Meditation, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yoga Nidra with a focus on artful alignment, nervous system support, and glandular body balance. She loves to create a sweet and spicy blend of movement, while exploring consciousness expansion and deep healing. Her journey wi... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
The Great Outdoors

11:00am

Hips & Hammies w/ Trish Huston
Speakers
avatar for Trish Huston

Trish Huston

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Trish Huston
Trish is a Registered Yoga & Meditation teacher, a graduate of theatre school and a life long student. She is curious about how we can continue to be conscious and aware amidst the distractions we constantly face. Her passion for sharing mindfulness and stress management comes fr... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

11:00am

Primary Workshop: The Seated Poses w/ Peter Christou
Speakers
avatar for Peter Christou

Peter Christou

I got interested in yoga later in life. I had been very active and athletic when I was younger and by the time I was 40 I was going through many changes in my personal life and my body had started to break down. I had always been intrigued by yoga. The fact that it had been ar... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

11:00am

Revealing the Diamond w/ Reno Muenz
Limited Capacity full

Speakers
avatar for Tiaga Prem Singh (Reno Muenz)

Tiaga Prem Singh (Reno Muenz)

Director, The Dharma Temple
Tiage Prem Singh (Reno Muenz) is the co-founder & director at Dharma Temple in Vancouver BC. He has spent 20 years uncovering what it means to live a spiritually inspired-conscious life and believes every student has the capacity to step into the role of mastery.


Sunday May 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Rocky Mountain Yoga Studio 201-211b Bear St. 2nd floor Bison Courtyard Banff, Canada

11:30am

Wilderness Yoga Project w/ Lindsey Williams
Limited Capacity full

Take your practice outside and become inspired by nature and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains! In this session we will play both on your mat with some fun movement and flow sequences, as well as step on to the earth and truly connect with the natural surroundings. This workshop will be an amazing opportunity to reconnect with your inner true nature through the power of the elements.

Learning Outcomes:
Seek alignment with the natural environment in a playful manner
Feel immersed in the natural surroundings of the Rocky Mountains

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams is passionate about the human body and discovering how to fuel it optimally through movement and nutrition. With over 20 years experience and continuous study as a yoga teacher, movement educator and outdoor guide, Lindsey teaches the importance of building a sustainable relationship with... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
The Great Outdoors

11:45am

YogaTalks w/ Jilaine Beddoe
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jilaine Beddoe

Jilaine Beddoe

Founder/ Co-Owner, Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates Studio
Yoga & Meditation teacher, entrepreneur as Co-owner of Junction 9 Yoga + Pilates, wife to Owen, mama to Natalie + Harrison, lululemon athletica Legacy Ambassador, Dreamer, Creator, and Soul finding its way home. Yoga for me is about connecting with people, learning how to get to a level with someone where habits, excuses, and patterning can all be brought into the light to help personal growth. It is about guiding one another to find our own unique voice in our lives to experience something real, with self and with one another. I love going deeper, and getting to uncover and peel back the layers of self that had been built up over the years. Without light there is no dark, without masculine no feminine, without strength no softness can be found. I am so grateful for the many teachers I have come across and been able to learn from. I am so grateful to have a studio to call home, a place to share in a community and a space that you all feel welcome in. Like my practice putting myself into a paragraph changes continually. My own practice as of late, is finding how to flip the script for my own life. After having our second babe, I find my practice off my mat to be the challenge, where I will truly find growth over the coming months. I believe there is always an evolution for us on and off our mat, there has to be, as change is unavoidable, the choice is to enjoy it and learn within it... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Yoga Talks Space 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

1:00pm

Closing Class: Flow to iRest w/ Lydia Zamorano & Anne Douglas
Closing Ceremony Slow Flow and Nidra

Lydia will start this ceremony with a grounding, body centredmeditation. She will then lead the group through a delicious slowflow, with feel-good shoulder, hip and spine movements. This classwill be paced perfectly to close the weekend for you, and you willfeel supported and at ease. Anne Douglas will close with a profound experience of Yoga Nidra.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Douglas

Anne Douglas

Founder, Anahata Yoga Therapy
Anne Douglas is a Teacher of Teachers, offering classes, private coaching, personal growth workshops and yoga & meditation teacher trainings in her home town of Banff, Alberta and Internationally. She is a certified, professional level (500 hour) Kripalu Yoga Teacher, a Phoenix... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Zamorano

Lydia Zamorano

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Lounge
Lydia Zamorano is an enthusiastic and passionate yogini and mother.Although she is somewhat of an advanced asana specialist, her keyinterests lie in the transformative power of the practice facilitatedby meditation and self inquiry. Her classes offer a depth to thembecause of this, and she is known for the kindness of her approach.She is director of The Dedicated Practitioner Yoga School, whichoffers retreats and... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

2:30pm

Meditation Walk w/ Ronna Schneberger
Limited Capacity filling up

Don't miss forest strolls with Ronna Schneberger! 

Check out what she does via her TedTalks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYNpQu0jIyE


Speakers
avatar for Ronna Schneberger

Ronna Schneberger

Banff's Hiking Yogi, Walk With Ronna
I have been a Banff's hiking yogi for the past 15 years offering EcoYoga Retreats in this spectacular mountain landscape. I am a master interpreter and professional hiking guide with the ACMG. More recently I started offering forest bathing as a way for people to reconnect to t... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Great Outdoors

2:30pm

Raw Chocolate Workshop w/ Pachavega Cooking School ($$)
*This Class requires an "Add On"  to cover supplies needed for you. Click Here to purchase the Add On before registering.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.
Costs for this course cover materials you will be using.  

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Arsenault

Danielle Arsenault

Founder and Kitchen Goddess, Pachavega Living Foods Education
Danielle Arsenault, founder of Pachavega Living Foods Education, is a lover of many things. She is a passionate Raw Food Chef, Spanish teacher, cave guide, slack liner, rock climber, mountain lover, cookbook author and whole foods nutrition and lifestyle consultant. “Pacha” c... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Suplhur Mountain Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

2:45pm

Mountain Meditation w/ Lindsey Williams
Limited Capacity filling up

One of our favourite BYF classes. Take a few moments to realize where you are. Reflect, appreciate  and embrace your surroundings. You will be taken back, moved, and humbled in this short yet powerful meditation in one of Banff's Best kept secrets.

 

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams is passionate about the human body and discovering how to fuel it optimally through movement and nutrition. With over 20 years experience and continuous study as a yoga teacher, movement educator and outdoor guide, Lindsey teaches the importance of building a sustainable relationship with... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
The Great Outdoors

2:45pm

Acro Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Paul Gelinas

Paul Gelinas

Co-Founder, Vancouver Acro Festival
Co-founder: www.vancouveracrofest.com  | Co-creator: www.parasympatheticyogaproject.com | Instagram: @paulisfairinloveandwar... Read More →
avatar for Tara Koenig

Tara Koenig

Yoga Instructor
Tara has been teaching yoga for 4 years now. She trained with Power Yoga Canada and Baptiste Power Yoga Institute (Level 3). In the spring of 2016, she fundraised $8000 for a service trip to Kenya to support Africa Yoga Project. She has supported this organization for years thro... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Cascade Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB

3:00pm

Stand Up Paddle Free Time($$)
Limited Capacity seats available

Rent a SUP Board and take some free time to build your SUP skills for the rest of summer!

*This requires an "Add On"  to cover supplies needed for you. Click Here to purchase the Add On before registering.
**You must have purchased a day or all inclusive pass to attend the "Add On" sessions.
Costs for this course cover materials you will be using.  

Sunday May 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Great Outdoors

3:00pm

Learning Through Yoga Assists w/ Erin Evans
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether you are a yoga teacher or a student looking to expand your knowledge and self practice, this workshop has something for everyone!

Join Erin Evans (known consistantly for phenominal adjustments in her classes), for a dynamic workshop using yoga assists to understand the way our bodies work. The approach to this workshop is "hands on", addressing different learning styles. You can expect to adjust, be adjusted, and to practice! This workshop has been designed to expand your knowledge of yoga alignment and anatomy through understanding how and why yoga assists are performed. You will learn alignment of specific poses, common mistakes in alignment that are made, why these mistakes are problematic, and finally how to fix, enhance, and support a pose via assists.

Yoga assists are a great way to bring awareness to your own body. Not only this, they are a wonderful way to clarify and teach your students proper alignment.


Speakers
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Erin Evans

Founder, Bija Yoga
Erin Evans believes in the power of Yoga to heal, inspire, and transform lives.  She has devoted her life to yoga, to learn as much as she can and transmit these teachings in an easy to digest form.  Erin is passionate about movement, yogic philosophy, humour, and people.  Her teachings stem from a desire... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fenlands Recreation Centre: Rundle Room 100 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff, AB