Say “Namast-eh” for Canada Day at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is calling all yogis to join them to say namast-eh as part of their Canada Day celebrations. On July 1st, 500 yogis dressed in white will return to participate in Canada’s 150th birthday in true Vancouver fashion at the centre. This event is open to anyone wishing to downward-dog and say “Namast-eh?” for Canada. The iconic Lolë White Tour has taken place at major world sites and landmarks including the Eiffel Tour and Central Park.

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Say “Namast-eh” for Canada Day at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

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There are two things I will always recommend to anyone needing a pick-me-up: Yoga and fresh air. One of my favourite things about Vancouver is that it’s filled with parks, green space, and beaches for everyone to enjoy Continue reading:
10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Upcoming Public Programs

Learn the basics of architectural photography with instructor Doug Williams. This course will teach you techniques for window light portraits, using flash, methods of creating abstracts, and long exposures outdoors. Review your work in the class and practice with the instructor’s one-on-one support. This course is low cost, so if you’ve got a keen interest in photography but are low on resources, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Upcoming Public Programs

9 Unusual Things to Do in Vancouver in September (And Year Round – For the Most Part)

photo: Huffington Post

photo: Huffington Post

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

September marks new beginnings and although it may not currently feel like it, the end of summer. With that being said, there are still tons of activities to partake in this month! Here’s a roundup of the most unusual ones:

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9 Unusual Things to Do in Vancouver in September (And Year Round – For the Most Part)

Vancouver Date Idea: Outdoor, Acrobatic, and Free Yoga with Your Sweetie

Photo Credit: Katie Huisman

YYoga, Photo Credit: Katie Huisman

During my year of intense dating, I went on a few outings with a guy who was really into yoga (he taught it as well). He was also outdoorsy, smart, and basically the classic Vancouver ‘ideal’ man. I’d been practising yoga on a very casual basis for the last fifteen years or so, and was at a point in my life where I particularly needed its calming effects. The ups-and-downs of the dating process can be tumultuous, to say the least, so some meditation and child’s pose really helped.

In any case, one day he called me and suggested we do a yoga class together. Personally, I’d never thought of it as a date idea but, in fact, it’s a great activity, even if it’s wordless. I would recommend going for coffee or a bite to eat afterwards as well to discuss your class. Yoga heightens awareness of the body, so there’s something highly sensory – even sensual – about doing yoga next to someone you’re attracted to. Plus, many yoga studios incorporate partner work into their classes, which will involve some form of physical contact between you and your date. Yoga also helps with tranquility that can sometimes be elusive on a date. I have a friend who consistently goes to yoga classes with her husband when she visits a new place as a way of grounding from the bustle of travel and sightseeing.

Vancouver certainly has no shortage of stellar yoga studios that offer a wide variety of environments and yoga and teaching styles. And with the rainy season on its way out and the weather warming up (yay!), outdoor yoga is also a great option for getting your namaste on together. Here are five Vancouver yoga options that are worth checking out:

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Vancouver Date Idea: Outdoor, Acrobatic, and Free Yoga with Your Sweetie

Bunny Yoga Is Happening in Vancouver

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No, you haven’t just had a gloriously vivid dream, Bunny Yoga is a thing and it’s happening as a fundraiser for the Vancouver Rabbit Rescue on February 7th at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre. We spoke with Nina Hobbis who’s helping co-ordinate this fun event to find out more.

How did Bunny Yoga come to be?

Alas, it’s not my creation, the Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C. held a Bunny Yoga fundraiser in October and I thought that was just the most brilliant idea in the world. The Vancouver Rabbit Rescue also held a Bunny Yoga session and I just thought, “I have to go to this!” Animal groups are always having to fundraise and this is such a wonderful way to do it and the shelter animals get to be there too.  Continue reading:
Bunny Yoga Is Happening in Vancouver

Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver for Summer of 2015

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Photo courtesy of lululemon Athletica | Flickr

During the summer in Vancouver when the sun is shining and the days are long and hot, it’s pretty hard to drag yourself into a yoga studio. Luckily, there are several options around Vancouver that offer outdoor yoga classes that lets you breathe in the fresh air and practice your sun salutations under the actual sun.

We’ve found four yoga classes around Vancouver that offer weekly outdoor yoga classes that are 100% free! These free outdoor yoga classes in Vancouver are a great option for beginners, experts, and those who just want to get outside and do a little stretching.

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Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver for Summer of 2015