Yoga, running, and goats, oh my — May 2019 Wellness Events in Vancouver

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Whether you’re looking to relax with meditation, learn about the latest fitness and wellness trends, or beat last year’s time at the BMO Vancouver Marathon, May is the month to really zone in on keeping both body and mind fit in Vancouver. Also, goat yoga is back, and you know you want to try it. Find your fitness and wellness inspiration in Vancouver this May!

UBC Sport Science Symposium (May 3)

The UBC Thunderbirds Sport Science Symposium is a one-day sports science symposium hosting a wide breadth of presenters and attendees across all disciplines and sport science facets at UBC. This symposium aims to build the network amongst students and professionals, highlight ongoing student projects and applied sport research, impart trans-disciplinary knowledge, and inspire further involvement with the department’s Integrated Support Team (IST).

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BMO Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo (May 3-4)

The 2019 BMO Vancouver Marathon Expo will run from Friday, May 3 to Saturday, May 4. It’s the perfect place for visitors to soak up the inspiring atmosphere at Vancouver’s largest premium sports and fitness expo. Entry to the Expo is free — tell all your family and friends to come along, even if they are not competing. All the major athletic brands will have booths and a multitude of other exhibitors will be showing and selling everything from unique leggings to the newest tips on nutrition to the latest GPS devices.

Get in a zen place for race day at Yoga for Runners on may 4.

Yoga for Runners (May 4)

Yoga for Runners is a free class open to everyone, particularly aimed at getting you and you and your supporters pumped up and ready for the BMO Vancouver Marathon on May 5! Held at the Health, Sport and Lifestyle Expo, bring your mat to flow, stretch, and sweat out all of your pre-race anxieties. Your mind and body will love you for the zen prep before the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, or 8KM the next day.

Feel the adrenaline of finishing the BMO Vancouver Marathon | Photo via RunVan

BMO Marathon (May 5)

Have you been marathon training, but haven’t yet registered for the BMO Vancouver Marathon? There’s still time to sign up! This international event is the start to marathon season in Vancouver, and is the second largest international marathon event in Canada. With AIMS certification, this race is a benchmark for Boston Marathon qualification and has consistently been named one of the Top 10 marathons worth traveling for by publications like Forbes and CNN. Registration and more info can be found here.

If something a bit later in the season appeals, check out these other races worth training and travelling to Vancouver for!

craft brewery yoga

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Yoga on Tap (May 5)

Love craft beer? Love yoga? Steamworks Brewing is bringing back their Yoga on Tap event at their Brewery and Taproom location. Just a 20-30 min transit ride away from Commercial Drive, you can enjoy an all-levels yoga practice led by a local yoga studio at Modo Yoga Burnaby. Your ticket includes a craft beer flight and the class, with proceeds going to a local charity. To sign up and for more info, click here!

Veg Expo 2019 (May 5)

Have a healthy day out with your family at the 2019 VEG EXPO! You’ll enjoy cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, learn about locally sourced foods and products, explore innovations in plant-based lifestyle, and enjoy free samples and giveaways. This is a popular event, so be sure to buy your tickets here!

Ignite Her (May 11)

This unique ladies only one-day event will create space for you to nurture your body and ignite the fire within to cultivate what you deeply desire in life and in love. Through flow yoga, guided meditation, love coaching and self-empowerment talks you will become more energized and ready to move forward with reignited female energy. For more info, click here.

The Canadian Comedy Brewery Tour At BREWHALL (May 22)

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and personally, I think their right! False Olympic Village’s BREWHALL is hosting an evening of laughing and drinking that will include a lineup of fresh beers including venue’s signature series and collaborations with some of BC’s favourite breweries. The Canadian Comedy Brewery Tour is bringing the best of the best North American comedians to local breweries and wineries across Canada for an evening that keeps the beers flowing, and the laughs coming. Fill your belly with laughs!

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Get Grounded, Underground (Weekly on Thursdays)

Start your Thursday morning in Vancouver by getting grounded underground at lululemon’s Pacific Centre location. This complimentary weekly morning meditation will help you start your day with a clear and calm mind. This guided class is open to all levels and is a friendly environment for everyone. Click here to register.

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Goat Yoga (Weekly May-Oct)

Goat yoga is back! Held at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver (a short drive or quick trip via Seabus and bus from Vancouver), this will be an experience you’ll definitely want to Instagram about! Get ready to have a unique yoga class where social goats will join you for downward dog… errr goat. This will be a VIP experience as the sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays before the farm opens to the public. To purchase your tickets and for more info, click here.

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