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Thursday, July 30
 

10:00am

Breath is the Key
Limited Capacity seats available

With a strong life force inside of us, we become buoyant on the river of life and able to pass through life’s challenges as we make our way to the cosmic ocean of bliss. Come learn how to use practical meditative breathing techniques that will guide you deeper into the subtle inner experiences of body and mind. Enjoy the simple miracle that is the breath and begin to see how this current of energy supports all of your life’s practical endeavours.

Teachers
avatar for Rameen Peyrow

Rameen Peyrow

Rameen is the founder of SATTVA Yoga and The SATTVA School of Yoga in Edmonton, Alberta. He embarked on the path of yoga at the age of 5 when he was introduced to the practice of meditation. He has a holistic approach to teaching yoga with a strong focus on meditation and philosophy... Read More →



Thursday July 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

12:00pm

Buzzing Bees, Yogic Sleep
Limited Capacity seats available

Shifting the gears into a Hatha Raga class with a guide into a yogic sleep of yoga nidra, this class is designed to nourish your central nervous system with the brahmaree breath and set you up for meditation. The room will be filled with the sound of buzzing bees as you humm yourself through the postures. In savasana you will drop into a yogic sleep while being guided into your body, sensations, the chakras, and a journey to retrieve a gift from your spirit. I’ve designed this one to rejuvenate you for your evening ahead!

Teachers
avatar for Crystal Rainbow Borrelli

Crystal Rainbow Borrelli

Crystal Rainbow Borrelli Raised by yogis and trained in India, she is dedicated to her roots to teach the old traditions and practices of yoga. She offers a powerful class in asana, with depth into pranayama, mantra, mudra and mythology. ERYT-500hr ERYT-200hr



Thursday July 30, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

2:00pm

Cultivating Sacred Space
Limited Capacity seats available

The space that exists all around and inside of us is magnetically charged with potential. It either attracts experiences towards us or repels experiences away from us based on the direction of our conscious and sub conscious mind. Through the practice of meditation, we surrender into the natural intelligence of this space, cultivating relationships and learning how to fill it with our pure, intentional vibration. Come surrender into dynamic stillness and learn how to strengthen a quality of sacred space that is supportive to your whole life.

Teachers
avatar for Rameen Peyrow

Rameen Peyrow

Rameen is the founder of SATTVA Yoga and The SATTVA School of Yoga in Edmonton, Alberta. He embarked on the path of yoga at the age of 5 when he was introduced to the practice of meditation. He has a holistic approach to teaching yoga with a strong focus on meditation and philosophy... Read More →



Thursday July 30, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)
 
Friday, July 31
 

8:00am

Deep Meditation: Self-Mastery & Conquering Fear
Limited Capacity seats available

Kundalini Yoga, Deep Meditation.
Experience the perfection within your own self that is always there. The perfection and bliss you are searching for far in wide is within, it is only covered up with distractions such as fear of what will happen or that something will not happen. Mastery of your own self brings you everything you will ever need and will allow you to be in a place to uplift and serve others.

Teachers
avatar for Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn is a world-renowned Kundalini Master Teacher and Healer based in Los Angeles. She spent most of her life learning the practice directly from Yogi Bhajan and has a knack for distilling the teachings so that they can be shared with everyone. In Mahankirn's class you will experience... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
The Sanctuary (Orange Zone)

8:00am

Meditation: Cultivating The Witness
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’re ready to evolve your yoga practice and begin to include pranayama and meditation practices, but aren’t sure how to start, this workshop will be a perfect launching point to demystify and learn a few techniques to help you on your evolutionary journey. With Gina’s emphasis on simplicity and clarity, this workshop will feel accessible to all and still provide some new perspective for more seasoned practitioners or teachers who’d like to begin offering these practices to their students.

Teachers
avatar for Gina Caputo

Gina Caputo

Gina Caputo’s passionate and inspirational style of teaching is a balanced fusion of informed, vinyasa yoga with emphasis on holistic alignment, personal evolution, and humor. She is an inspiring, empathetic teacher known for her clear and playful style of encouraging you to fearlessly... Read More →



Friday July 31, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

10:00am

Becoming Authentically You
Limited Capacity seats available

The world around us is filled with many influences, both positive and negative, that mould and shape who we are. Meditation is the practice that can act as the reset button for your entire inner world. Through meditation, we simply rest into the deepest layer of self, giving rise to an authentic expression that reflects true inner peace and tranquility. Come learn techniques for meditation that will tap you into the purest expression of who you are.

Teachers
avatar for Rameen Peyrow

Rameen Peyrow

Rameen is the founder of SATTVA Yoga and The SATTVA School of Yoga in Edmonton, Alberta. He embarked on the path of yoga at the age of 5 when he was introduced to the practice of meditation. He has a holistic approach to teaching yoga with a strong focus on meditation and philosophy... Read More →



Friday July 31, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

12:00pm

Meditation: The Four Phases of the Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

All the thousands of meditation techniques that exist are based on four fundamental meditative states:

Present Moment Awareness: This state is common to techniques such as Zen, Vipassana, and mindfulness.

Calm, focused Intention: This experience is common to hypnosis, creative visualization, prayer, and manifestation.

Energized Body-Mind: This is the experience of peak performance states, runner’s high, kundalini, vinyasa. Your body is energized, you’re heart is beating, you’re highly active, but at the same time your mind is completely calm. You are operating at peak capacity in a perfect state of flow.

Transcendence: In this state you go beyond the intellect and ego, losing sense of time and self but gaining sense of universality.

In this class we will cover basic techniques in all four meditative experiences and explore how they work together and when we should use them in order to develop a powerful, calm, resourceful and creative mind.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Friday July 31, 2015 12:00pm - 12:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

1:00pm

The Science and Spirit of Mantra
Limited Capacity seats available

Mantra, chant, prayer, sacred-sound & binaural rhythms. These myriad forms of sound can all be used to send the mind into deep states of consciousness and allow the mind to be infinitely peaceful and creative. In this class we'll learn different forms of mantra and sound and how they are used in meditation.

We'll also explore what the world's knowledge traditions, both scientific and spiritual can tell us about the nature of mantra and sound and the ways that they can affect the mind and enhance our consciousness.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Friday July 31, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

2:00pm

Inner Space: The Final Frontier
Limited Capacity seats available

The world has created technology to explore the furthest reaches of our galaxy; we have been to the moon! Thousands of years ago, ancient yogis recognized the distinction between inner and outer space, and yogis ever since have been following on the path of self-discovery to explore this vast inner space that we call the mind. You are the explorer, it is time to head into the depths.

Teachers
avatar for Rameen Peyrow

Rameen Peyrow

Rameen is the founder of SATTVA Yoga and The SATTVA School of Yoga in Edmonton, Alberta. He embarked on the path of yoga at the age of 5 when he was introduced to the practice of meditation. He has a holistic approach to teaching yoga with a strong focus on meditation and philosophy... Read More →



Friday July 31, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

2:00pm

Sat Nam Rasayan: Learn To Heal with Your Meditative Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Sat Nam Rasayan® Healing Intensive Meditate deeply / Learn to Heal / Relax and receive Healing.
We will practice unique and simple techniques to slow down your busy thoughts and use your stillness to heal different aspects of the mind and body.
Shuniya: "A state of the mind and consciousness where the ego is brought to zero, an active and complete stillness, a zero-point in the consciousness. The moment you become zero, then everything radiates from you, all powers will prevail through you” Yogi Bhajan
No previous yoga or meditation experience necessary!

Teachers
avatar for Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn is a world-renowned Kundalini Master Teacher and Healer based in Los Angeles. She spent most of her life learning the practice directly from Yogi Bhajan and has a knack for distilling the teachings so that they can be shared with everyone. In Mahankirn's class you will experience... Read More →


Friday July 31, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Sanctuary (Orange Zone)

4:00pm

Meditation: The Four Phases of the Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

All the thousands of meditation techniques that exist are based on four fundamental meditative states:

Present Moment Awareness: This state is common to techniques such as Zen, Vipassana, and mindfulness.

Calm, focused Intention: This experience is common to hypnosis, creative visualization, prayer, and manifestation.

Energized Body-Mind: This is the experience of peak performance states, runner’s high, kundalini, vinyasa. Your body is energized, you’re heart is beating, you’re highly active, but at the same time your mind is completely calm. You are operating at peak capacity in a perfect state of flow.

Transcendence: In this state you go beyond the intellect and ego, losing sense of time and self but gaining sense of universality.

In this class we will cover basic techniques in all four meditative experiences and explore how they work together and when we should use them in order to develop a powerful, calm, resourceful and creative mind.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Friday July 31, 2015 4:00pm - 4:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

5:00pm

Aham Brahmasmi- Meditation For Power, Energy & Fearlessness
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation can have many purposes. For most it is a cultivation of calm and presence. In this class we'll look at a different aspect of meditation: The cultivation of a reservoir of inner strength that can be used to overcome adversity.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Friday July 31, 2015 5:00pm - 5:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)
 
Saturday, August 1
 

8:00am

The Healing Cycles of Meditation and Breath
Limited Capacity seats available

Obviously, without your breath, you’d be dead. And without dramatic statements, your interest would wane, leading to another death of sorts. All aspects of our cycles are important but not in extremes! This class will focus on creating a deep balance within through simply inhaling and exhaling: one of our spectacular cycles. In any given moment, a clearing breath can provide an immense sense of renewal. Learn why breath is our loyal companion for stress relief, muscular relaxation, and a chaos-free life. Expect a few brief, grounding yoga postures to settle into relaxation and then sit to explore many types of pranayama and guided meditations. A handout will be provided for future reference.

Teachers
avatar for Carolyn Anne Budgell

Carolyn Anne Budgell

Carolyn Anne Budgell (ERYT 200, BA) Yoga surprised Carolyn as a ski bum in Whistler ‘99 at the unaware age of 19. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

10:00am

The Science and Spirit of Mantra
Limited Capacity seats available

Mantra, chant, prayer, sacred-sound & binaural rhythms. These myriad forms of sound can all be used to send the mind into deep states of consciousness and allow the mind to be infinitely peaceful and creative. In this class we'll learn different forms of mantra and sound and how they are used in meditation.

We'll also explore what the world's knowledge traditions, both scientific and spiritual can tell us about the nature of mantra and sound and the ways that they can affect the mind and enhance our consciousness.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

11:00am

Meditation: The Four Phases of the Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Present Moment Awareness: This state is common to techniques such as Zen, Vipassana, and mindfulness.

Calm, focused Intention: This experience is common to hypnosis, creative visualization, prayer, and manifestation.

Energized Body-Mind: This is the experience of peak performance states, runner’s high, kundalini, vinyasa. Your body is energized, you’re heart is beating, you’re highly active, but at the same time your mind is completely calm. You are operating at peak capacity in a perfect state of flow.

Transcendence: In this state you go beyond the intellect and ego, losing sense of time and self but gaining sense of universality.

In this class we will cover basic techniques in all four meditative experiences and explore how they work together and when we should use them in order to develop a powerful, calm, resourceful and creative mind.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

12:00pm

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Why is mindfulness useful to cultivate? In this class you will learn some of the latest scientific findings around mindfulness mediation and then you will spend the rest of the class experiencing it. Specifically, you will get an overview of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, an approach for well-being that is well respected in the medical community.

Teachers
avatar for Kasim Al-Mashat

Kasim Al-Mashat

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist and yogi from Vancouver, BC. He has an interest in wellness approaches that complement traditional medical and psychological treatments. In 2014, he completed an intensive six-month Vipassana meditation retreat in a forest monastery... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 12:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

12:00pm

Rebel Heart: Meditations For The Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you constantly lost in thought, worries, doubts, the past or the future?
Meditation brings us into the present moment, which can often be an uncomfortable practice and feeling. Therefore, we must work to repair wounds, fears and judgments before we can act from the softness of the heart. 
In this workshop, we will explore calming pranayama and various types of ‘loving-kindness’ techniques towards ourselves as well as others. The meditations will include repeating mantra within and visualizations on the heart chakra. 
Rebel against this head-centered world we live in and find more balance between the intelligence of the head and the wisdom in the heart. You will leave feeling grounded in knowing yourself, your thoughts and your deepest feelings a little better so you can be present in the moment as it happens.
A handout will be provided for future reference.

** Please bring a yoga mat 

Teachers
avatar for Carolyn Anne Budgell

Carolyn Anne Budgell

Carolyn Anne Budgell (ERYT 200, BA) Yoga surprised Carolyn as a ski bum in Whistler ‘99 at the unaware age of 19. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Haven (Red Zone)

1:00pm

Laughter Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

In this playful class you will experience laughter in a whole new way, not to mention getting an abs workout from all the laughing! A fun and interactive laughter yoga class that will get you moving off your yoga mat and connecting to your inner/outer smile.

Teachers
avatar for Kasim Al-Mashat

Kasim Al-Mashat

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist and yogi from Vancouver, BC. He has an interest in wellness approaches that complement traditional medical and psychological treatments. In 2014, he completed an intensive six-month Vipassana meditation retreat in a forest monastery... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

2:00pm

Finally at Peace! Blow Your Anxiety Away at Last!
Limited Capacity seats available

Anxiety is part of daily living. Everybody, and from a young age, experiences certain fears, stress, and worry when faced with life situations. When fear becomes ever-present and threatening to the point where it interferes with our enjoyment of activities or the ability to deal with everyday obligations in a naturally healthy way, it becomes an anxiety disorder. Fortunately there are tools to help us overcome anxiety, and meditation is one of them. It has been proved that meditation, even brief, can help restore inner tranquility and stability. According to Janick, you only need 5 to 10 minutes a day to live a more peaceful life away from fear and anxiety. She will guide you to 3 different meditation techniques to quickly help you restore balance in your everyday life and find inner peace.

Teachers
avatar for Janick Leonard

Janick Leonard

Introduced to meditation at the age of 18, she spent her twenties working in the fashion industry. Ten years later, she discovered yoga and studied Vipassana meditation while spending months on a soul searching career transition. Her journey led her to volunteer at the Omega Institute... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

4:00pm

Calming the Waters of the Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Sometimes the mental experience feels as though we are a tiny boat bobbing through big waves on the open sea. Enjoy the deep relaxation that meditation offers while you learn how to calm the waters of the mind and lift the sails of your mental potential. The sattva ananda meditation technique is a very practical and personalized way of developing a meditation practice that will nurture balance and ease within your life. Whether you are a beginner on your meditation path or a seasoned life-time practitioner, this is a beautiful opportunity to go deeper into the vast dynamic space that we call the mind.

Teachers
avatar for Rameen Peyrow

Rameen Peyrow

Rameen is the founder of SATTVA Yoga and The SATTVA School of Yoga in Edmonton, Alberta. He embarked on the path of yoga at the age of 5 when he was introduced to the practice of meditation. He has a holistic approach to teaching yoga with a strong focus on meditation and philosophy... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

4:00pm

Kundalini Yoga For Demystifying Intuition & Opening the 3rd Eye
Limited Capacity seats available

Kundalini Yoga, Deep Meditation 

What is Intuition? How do you know the difference between your Intuition, your Imagination and your Subconscious mind? Which one is active and talking to you? What does it mean to experience the opening of your 3rd eye? How does it continue to expand and open after you have an experience? Join us as we experience and explore this and more.

Teachers
avatar for Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn is a world-renowned Kundalini Master Teacher and Healer based in Los Angeles. She spent most of her life learning the practice directly from Yogi Bhajan and has a knack for distilling the teachings so that they can be shared with everyone. In Mahankirn's class you will experience... Read More →


Saturday August 1, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Mothership (Orange Zone)

6:00pm

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction :: Evening Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Why is mindfulness useful to cultivate? In this class you will learn some of the latest scientific findings around mindfulness mediation and then you will spend the rest of the class experiencing it. Specifically, you will get an overview of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, an approach for well-being that is well respected in the medical community.

Teachers
avatar for Kasim Al-Mashat

Kasim Al-Mashat

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist and yogi from Vancouver, BC. He has an interest in wellness approaches that complement traditional medical and psychological treatments. In 2014, he completed an intensive six-month Vipassana meditation retreat in a forest monastery... Read More →



Saturday August 1, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)
 
Sunday, August 2
 

8:00am

Aham Brahmasmi- Meditation For Power, Energy & Fearlessness
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation can have many purposes. For most it is a cultivation of calm and presence. In this class we'll look at a different aspect of meditation: The cultivation of a reservoir of inner strength that can be used to overcome adversity.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

8:00am

Kundalini Yoga For Conscious Rebirthing
Limited Capacity seats available

Kundalini Yoga to Sweat, Deep Meditation, & Guided Imagery.

We will do a guided process prescribed by Yogi Bhajan to remember and release your past memories, trauma and shock. The main big events that you think are the issues holding you back. It is the little events between the big ones that you do not remember.
It can be more painful to change than staying stuck. Staying stuck is very comfortable as it puts you in a place of a victim. Let's release the victim mentality and let’s go back to the original YOU that is perfect and flowing in the rhythm of the Universe. 

Teachers
avatar for Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn Kaur

Mahankirn is a world-renowned Kundalini Master Teacher and Healer based in Los Angeles. She spent most of her life learning the practice directly from Yogi Bhajan and has a knack for distilling the teachings so that they can be shared with everyone. In Mahankirn's class you will experience... Read More →


Sunday August 2, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
The Mothership (Orange Zone)

9:20am

The Wanderlust Spark
Limited Capacity seats available

In this guided meditation, Janick will share how we can all access the power of our heart to create from a place of love and service... We will take the opportunity to inquire within and get in touch with our heart and soul through small guided meditations. The Wanderlust Spark will begin a cycle of manifesting your heart's desires, serving the world while fulfilling your dharma!

Teachers
avatar for Janick Leonard

Janick Leonard

Introduced to meditation at the age of 18, she spent her twenties working in the fashion industry. Ten years later, she discovered yoga and studied Vipassana meditation while spending months on a soul searching career transition. Her journey led her to volunteer at the Omega Institute... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 9:20am - 10:50am
The Highest Place (Blue Zone)

10:00am

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Limited Capacity seats available

Why is mindfulness useful to cultivate? In this class you will learn some of the latest scientific findings around mindfulness mediation and then you will spend the rest of the class experiencing it. Specifically, you will get an overview of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, an approach for well-being that is well respected in the medical community.

Teachers
avatar for Kasim Al-Mashat

Kasim Al-Mashat

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist and yogi from Vancouver, BC. He has an interest in wellness approaches that complement traditional medical and psychological treatments. In 2014, he completed an intensive six-month Vipassana meditation retreat in a forest monastery... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

11:00am

Laughter Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

In this playful class you will experience laughter in a whole new way, not to mention getting an abs workout from all the laughing! A fun and interactive laughter yoga class that will get you moving off your yoga matt and connecting to your inner/outer smile.

Teachers
avatar for Kasim Al-Mashat

Kasim Al-Mashat

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist and yogi from Vancouver, BC. He has an interest in wellness approaches that complement traditional medical and psychological treatments. In 2014, he completed an intensive six-month Vipassana meditation retreat in a forest monastery... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

11:20am

Rebel Heart: Meditations For The Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you constantly lost in thought, worries, doubts, the past or the future?
Meditation brings us into the present moment, which can often be an uncomfortable practice and feeling. Therefore, we must work to repair wounds, fears and judgments before we can act from the softness of the heart. 
In this workshop, we will explore calming pranayama and various types of ‘loving-kindness’ techniques towards ourselves as well as others. The meditations will include repeating mantra within and visualizations on the heart chakra. 
Rebel against this head-centered world we live in and find more balance between the intelligence of the head and the wisdom in the heart. You will leave feeling grounded in knowing yourself, your thoughts and your deepest feelings a little better so you can be present in the moment as it happens.
A handout will be provided for future reference.

** Please bring a yoga mat 

Teachers
avatar for Carolyn Anne Budgell

Carolyn Anne Budgell

Carolyn Anne Budgell (ERYT 200, BA) Yoga surprised Carolyn as a ski bum in Whistler ‘99 at the unaware age of 19. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 11:20am - 12:50pm
The Lookout (Blue Zone)

12:00pm

Meditation: The Four Phases of the Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

All the thousands of meditation techniques that exist are based on four fundamental meditative states:

Present Moment Awareness: This state is common to techniques such as Zen, Vipassana, and mindfulness.

Calm, focused Intention: This experience is common to hypnosis, creative visualization, prayer, and manifestation.

Energized Body-Mind: This is the experience of peak performance states, runner’s high, kundalini, vinyasa. Your body is energized, you’re heart is beating, you’re highly active, but at the same time your mind is completely calm. You are operating at peak capacity in a perfect state of flow.

Transcendence: In this state you go beyond the intellect and ego, losing sense of time and self but gaining sense of universality.

In this class we will cover basic techniques in all four meditative experiences and explore how they work together and when we should use them in order to develop a powerful, calm, resourceful and creative mind.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 12:00pm - 12:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

1:00pm

The Science and Spirit of Mantra
Limited Capacity seats available

Mantra, chant, prayer, sacred-sound & binaural rhythms. These myriad forms of sound can all be used to send the mind into deep states of consciousness and allow the mind to be infinitely peaceful and creative. In this class we'll learn different forms of mantra and sound and how they are used in meditation.

We'll also explore what the world's knowledge traditions, both scientific and spiritual can tell us about the nature of mantra and sound and the ways that they can affect the mind and enhance our consciousness.

Teachers
avatar for Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles

Charlie Knoles is a Meditation teacher and the director of The Veda Center. He was taught Vedic Meditation at age 4 by his father, Maharishi Vyasananda Thom Knoles. Following in his father’s footsteps, Charlie‘s has devoted his life to innovative teaching. He studied at the Australian... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)

2:00pm

Laughter Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

In this playful class you will experience laughter in a whole new way, not to mention getting an abs workout from all the laughing! A fun and interactive laughter yoga class that will get you moving off your yoga matt and connecting to your inner/outer smile.

Teachers
avatar for Kasim Al-Mashat

Kasim Al-Mashat

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist and yogi from Vancouver, BC. He has an interest in wellness approaches that complement traditional medical and psychological treatments. In 2014, he completed an intensive six-month Vipassana meditation retreat in a forest monastery... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Shala (Red Zone)

2:00pm

Meditation & Body Image: Taking a Seat in Your Life
Limited Capacity seats available

With more and more research popping up about the benefits of meditation it is becoming increasingly clear that it’s important for everyone, like taking your vitamins, but we're also noticing that meditation can be used in many different ways. Body image is an issue that never goes away and has the capacity to drive us in many ways, sometimes taking us out of the driver’s seat in our lives. Come learn how to shift your perspective with simple but powerful practices that you can use on your own to create long-term changes that put you back in the driver’s seat. Set your resolutions for the second half of the year and create a practice you can commit to. 

No experience necessary, no need to be able to sit for long periods; this class is part lecture, part meditation with a few more restorative asanas in between to help you integrate the information. 

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Tiffany Cruikshank

An international yoga teacher, author and health & wellness expert Tiffany is known as a teacher’s teacher and has written for and graced the cover of many prominent publications. Internationally acclaimed due to her ability to combine over two decades of dedicated yoga practice... Read More →



Sunday August 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Quiet Place by OMG I Can Meditate (Yellow Zone)