An Insider’s Guide to Yaletown

Yaletown’s beauty is more than skin deep.

Vancouver’s neighbourhoods are like a tight group of friends – they each have distinctive personalities, yet a cohesive vibe ties them all together. Gastown is hip and trendy with an old soul; Kitsilano active, bubbly and health-conscious; East Vancouver artsy, rowdy and never afraid to shake things up. And Yaletown would be stylish, serene and focused on living her best life. Of course, people are filled with hidden layers, and neighbourhods are, too. Let’s have a latte with Yaletown and get to know her better – you might be surprised. Continue reading:
An Insider’s Guide to Yaletown

Explore Vancouver’s Yaletown: A Neighbourhood Tour

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By far, Yaletown is one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhoods – a district that’s filled with great restaurants and bars, shopping and entertainment, and gorgeous views. Here’s our list of our favourite attractions.

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Explore Vancouver’s Yaletown: A Neighbourhood Tour

Add a Sense of Wellness to Your Vancouver Trip

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Relaxing at Nitobe Memorial Garden

If you put together Vancouver’s mild climate, amazing outdoor activities, an enlightened approach to sustainability, and lots of great healthy food, what do you get? Continue reading:
Add a Sense of Wellness to Your Vancouver Trip

Prenatal Yoga in Vancouver

Eoin Finn and Insiya Raiswala-Finn practice yoga

Eoin Finn and Insiya Raiswala-Finn practice yoga

These days yoga is like having a good night’s sleep. Except I don’t need to climb into my pjs or get horizontal for at least eight hours. Last month I wrote about the awesomeness that is prenatal massage.

This month I wanted to focus on my other favourite pregnancy activity (besides eating and prenatal massage, that is). Yoga is yet another lovely and relaxing way to nurture and support my body through all these big physical and emotional changes. When I get on my mat, I feel like I’ve slept eight hours (which often I haven’t), my tight spots grow loose and my weak spots become stronger.

To get the skinny on pregnancy yoga, I canvased former Vancouver yoga instructors  Insiya Raiswala-Finn and her hubby Blissologist Eoin Finn. These B.C. yoga teachers, happen to not only be amazing, gumby-like yogis but they’re also married and proud parents of a little boy.

“Pregnancy is one of the most transformative times in a woman’s body and I can’t stress how helpful yoga can be during the entire continuum of a pregnancy,” wrote Raiswala-Finn, creator of yoga and eco-lifestyle blog Yogue. “It has far reaching physical, mental and emotional benefits that impact the woman practicing it as well as the developing foetus.”

Below I’ll share tips and advice from Raiswala-Finn and some suggestions on where you can find prenatal yoga classes around Vancouver.  Continue reading:
Prenatal Yoga in Vancouver

Kungfu Events for May 2013 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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Master Zhang | photo: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden opens its spring season with a big emphasis on promoting health and wellness. In May, the Garden presents two workshops and a talk & demonstration session by renowned Chinese kungfu master Zhang Yuxuan. On May 9 and May 11, Master Zhang will introduce two forms of Chinese Kungfu – Five Elements Qigong and Daoist Taichi.

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Kungfu Events for May 2013 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden