EXPERIENCE

Get ready to KYF! All the info you need about the classes, workshops, educational talks & more.

Shelley Tomelin - Meditation

Saturday 
June 12th

7.45am - 8.45am

The One Heart Healing Meditation. Connecting to the Gaia Grid & your own Soul Grid. 
Bringing in more light into our body & activating our own natural immune vitality. 

Elissa Crete - Pranayama (Breathwork)

Saturday 
June 12th

7.45am - 8.45am

Our breath is one of the most powerful tools that we have! Pranayama roughly translates from Sanskrit as “extension of prana (breath/life force)”. The breath is our main source of life energy, and in yoga, Pranayama techniques are used to raise, balance, and expand the field of that energy. In my Pranayama class, you will have the opportunity to practice breathwork techniques such as Anuloma Viloma (Alternate nostril breathing), Kapalabhati (Shining skull breath), and Bhramari (Bumblebee breath), each with its own unique benefits ranging from calming and grounding, to cleansing and energizing. The goal is for you to feel refreshed, relaxed, and inspired!

Danielle Hachey - Pre-Natal Yoga

Saturday 
June 12th

9am - 10am

Whether this is your first child, or your fourth, you are becoming a mother and navigating many transformations physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  In this 60 minutes class, we will explore pranayama and meditation techniques to bring you into the present moment alongside a sequence of postures that build strength and resilience.  We will close our time together with a guided relaxation to connect deeply to your babe and yourself along this incredible journey.


*Please bring a large pillow, blanket and block for your practice and expect trimester-specific modifications.

Justine Kaufmann - Yoga Creative Flow

Saturday 
June 12th

9am - 10am

A soulful morning flow that encourages a felt sense of space, presence and connection to your body, mind and heart. During this movement practice, we flow through a dynamic sequence in harmony with our breath to increase flexibility, range of motion and strength, so that you are ready to start the day with greater vitality and balance.

Alison Evin - Talk Health Sovereignty with Ayurveda

Saturday 
June 12th

10.15am - 11.15am

What does it mean to have full autonomy and freedom of choice in regards to our personal wellbeing?

We will touch on the basic philosophy behind the 5000 year old science of Ayurveda & many other ancestral medicine practices. Learn how to take your health back into your own hands through natural remedies and lifestyle changes. Whether you are looking for preventative medicine to keep your body strong or are struggling with a chronic issue, you can find the healing you need by tapping into a deeper wisdom from the earth and our ancestors.

Karuna Erickson - Workshop Practice of Inter-Connectedness

Saturday 
June 12th

11.30am - 12.30pm

The meaning of yoga is “to yoke,” or “to unite.” In this workshop we will experience the union that is the deepest essence of yoga, through a gentle practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation. We will together embody our interconnectedness with ourselves, each other, and to all that is, even in these challenging times of seeming isolation. In this yoga practice we will realize that the feeling of separation is an illusion, as we allow the thought waves of the mind to return to the source and we remember and experience our true essence of lovingkindness and peaceful joy.

Gabriel Keczan - Yoga Men's Only

Saturday 
June 12th

11.30am - 12.30pm

The male body vibrates at a unique frequency I call the male mode of feeling. In this practice we will gather and explore as a sangha, a brotherhood of men, this frequency together. We will balance the pressures of the present moment with the freedom and possibility encoded into the ancient embodiment practices of asana, breathwork and spiritual practice. The class is for all levels including beginners and includes guided embodiment and breathwork practice to rebalance both body and being as well as a chance to connect with other men in the yoga community.

Lisa Matthews - Talk Reclaim the Power of Your Menstrual Cycle

Saturday 
June 12th

3.45pm - 4.45pm

What if your period was a source of power, instead of pain? What if your entire menstrual cycle, as it shifts throughout the whole month, was filled with unseen gifts and guidance? What if there was a deeper spiritual wisdom and a cyclical intelligence that you could tap into for greater intuition, energy, and clarity in life?

 

For those called to learn a different way of being with their moon times, those who want to reclaim the power and the spiritual practice of bleeding, I invite you to join me as we sink into the power of our menstrual cycles.

Terry Sidhu - 5 Steps Anja Meditation

Saturday 
June 12th

3.45pm - 4.45pm

Ajna, pronounced aag-nia, essentially means to command knowledge. It is the Sanskrit word for what is known as the third eye. Reference to the third eye is your ability to detach from thoughts and feelings, study your life without judgment, and experience states of transcendence. In this meditation workshop, you will learn how to activate your ‘third eye’ and breathe into meditation, calm your mind and let go of distractions. Please ensure that you are seated comfortably and this workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.

Leah Brown - Yoga Balancing Chakra Flow

Saturday 
June 12th

5pm - 6pm

My gentle flow class will guide you through an hour of exploring movements that assist you in tuning into the energy centres of the body. From root to crown we will breathe life into each of the chakras. This practice softly encourages you to open body and mind and release unwanted energies; leaving you feeling connected, peaceful and grounded.

Charlotte Heapy & Shawn Fisher - Yoga Aerial Yin & Live Violin Sounds

Saturday 
June 12th

6.15pm - 7.15pm

Charlotte Heapy is teaming up with Paponeireau (Shawn fisher) to bring you live violin soundscapes for an Aerial Yin/restorative yoga practice like no other. We will delve into the energetic systems and physical body as we listen to live violin soundscapes and bring you binaural beats through the airways and into your ears, all while we will fully immerse into an Aerial Yin Yoga practice. You may need an Aerial hammock at home to join us HOWEVER, to make this accessible to all, you can also do a yin practice on your mat as I will give you mat options as well. Join Shawn and I on this magical Yin journey in your Aerial Hammock OR choose a traditional form of yin and join us on your mat! Namaste with peace, love and gratitude to the Kootenay Yoga Festival organisers and participants.

Amy Heasman - Workshop Tap into Your Unique Potential

Saturday 
June 12th

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Do you feel disconnected from your clarity, confidence or sense of purpose in the world?

As children we often pride ourselves in being unique. Our parents encourage us to follow our hearts & dream big!

If we are not empowered with HOW to utilise & listen to our uniqueness, this part of us is lost as we begin to navigate our adulthood years.

We are subconsciously programmed with our societal beliefs; Education + Career + Family = Success.

NOW is the time to shift that old paradigm. Join me as we explore & illuminate our internal compass through a variety of empowering topics & practices to develop your own refined ability to clearly discern the actions, choices & beliefs that support your most optimal sense of well-being and unique essence.

Ayajoaqa - DJ Set

Saturday 
June 12th

8.45pm - 9.45pm

When we jam we choose music from different cultures of the world with rhythms and melodies that resonate with us deeply.

 

For us it’s all about that magic of life love music & connection. Through the universal language that is music we hope to inspire, unite & uplift human consciousness.

Nikki Cole - Tantra Belly Fit

Sunday 
June 13th

7.45am - 8.45am

The Bellyfit routine! I will lead us through is called Tantra! We will begin with a mindful focus on harmonizing our energy. We will move into our juicy hips and find surrender in our connection. We will tune our vibration to health and wellness as we weave the polarities of life into our movement. We will sweat out our stress, shimmy in our moxie and truly feel alive!

Surya Adi Kaur - Kundalini

Sunday 
June 13th

7.45am - 8.45am

The class is a dynamic mix of kundalini warm ups, a daily energy medicine routine (as taught by Donna Eden)  and a Kriya to Open the Heart Chakra. Simple asanas which can be modified if need be but which are pretty much guaranteed to have you feeling both energized and relaxed. It will be my pleasure to guide you through this class.

Tarek Bibi - Abundance & Life Purpose Workshop

Sunday 
June 13th

9am - 10am

Would you like to align with your ultimate life purpose? Ready to get yourself out there?
Ready to make a bigger impact? Ready to thrive financially from your gifts? Ready to reach more people? Then this workshop is for you!

Using powerful healing techniques, we will clear all limiting beliefs, fears, emotions and everything from the root cause in the way of you being able to thrive doing what you love right now! In this workshop you will: Find out what your passions are. Own your gifts talents and abilities. Clear your money blocks. Clear receptivity blocks. Clear feeling not worthy deserving and good enough. Learn how to experience more freedom by making money from your talents. Get out there and reach your authentic tribe. Make a bigger difference in the world. Give back in a bigger way.

And so much more!

Tyson Bartel - Yoga Feldenkrais Chair

Sunday 
June 13th

9am - 10am

Experience a beginner friendly Chair Yoga class inspired by the Feldenkrais.Method of Somatic education. Even if you can sit on the floor and easily practice the postures of traditional Hatha Yoga, this movement lesson will awaken your brain and nervous system for new possibilities of creativity and well being. And if you are stiff with limited mobility and looking for a gateway to the spectrum of benefits that regular Yoga practice can offer, this class offers you an opportunity to tap into your inner healer, starting wherever you are. Tyson will be leading a Somatic movement lesson in sitting that includes leg and hip alignment warmups, breathwork and a spinal mobility series that ends with a twist!

Amy Heasman - Yoga Embodied Flow

Sunday 
June 13th

10.15am - 11.15am

Embody, align & ground into your physical, emotional & energetic bodies during this 60minute flow inspired class. Through an integrative blend of hatha yoga, somatic movement, clearing breathwork, vocal release & moment to moment awareness we will explore & connect to an internal state of flow.

With the support of our breath & the action of movement we will play between the duality of strength, softness, repetition & stillness to gain a deeper understanding of the self with an emphasis on being guided towards your own unique alignment. Some previous yoga experience is suggested but modifications will be given throughout to maintain a level of accessibility to all.

Cindy Spratt - Talk Foods for Digestive Health

Sunday 
June 13th

11.30am - 12.30pm

At the foundation of all health issues, is the almighty Digestive System. Learn how to make impactful modifications and design a successful healing protocol for your individual needs. This class will focus on powerful, real food ingredients to support long-term digestive health. Learn how to strengthen your immune system, heal intestinal damage, and reduce related symptoms, all with delicious food, and supportive lifestyle practices. Live food demos included.

Susan Williams - Intro to Yoga Art Therapy

Sunday 
June 13th

11.30am - 12.30pm

My class is an introduction to yoga art therapy. The first half of the class begins with meditation, breathwork, and intuitive movement, then transitions into empowering asana sequences, such as the warrior 2 series. Students are encouraged to feel their intrinsic strength as they move. In the second half of the class, students are given a choice of art therapy directives aimed at capturing any insights by pulling back the layers and putting words or images to what they are feeling in their body. Please bring paper and pencil or pen, or any other art materials of your choice.

Melissa Knoop - Yoga Chi Flow

Sunday 
June 13th

3.45pm - 4.45pm

My intention for this class is to infuse elements of yoga/union of body spirit, and chi gong/energy work, together in a flow of movement and postures. Energize your whole self by reconnecting with your breath and bringing awareness to your subtle energies. We open with warming movements, followed by Eden energy and chi gong, we will then close with restorative yoga postures to release deep tension. This class is perfect for those seeking a more mindful yoga practice that explores the relationship between breath, energy, and movement. All levels welcomed and supported.

Tahni Fornes - Talk Embracing Our Interbeing

Sunday 
June 13th

3.45pm - 4.45pm

Did you know that how we relate with one another affects our biology, our nervous systems, and our well being? Human beings are relational beings designed to thrive through connection. In this interactive workshop learn more about the biology of connection and how our nervous systems work. Learn about attunement and co-regulation and how you can support yourself and others to be more creative, free and self-expressed!

Troy Bingham - Yoga Hips, Hammies & Core Flow

Sunday 
June 13th

5pm - 6pm

Our bodies sometimes need a little extra attention. Let's target those commonly tight areas in a fun, invigorating flow! Your hips and hamstrings will feel strong and open, fully supported by a fired up core. Feel the fire burning all day long!

Eymie Labbe & Alex Leffelaar - Yin Yoga & Live Music

Sunday 
June 13th

6.15pm - 7.15pm

This evening Yin Yoga & Live Music with Eymie & Alexander is a peaceful way to end your day in harmony by balancing your being using breath combined with various yin asanas accompanied with intuitive soft music for the best calming effect. It will provide you ultimate relaxation before going to sleep.

This Yin Yoga & Live Music is a deep, meditative and profound practice with many benefits. Infused in the longer, more passive holds, the yin style involves surrendering into poses and exploring them for longer periods of time in order to explore who you truly are by accepting, letting go of tensions stored in the body and calming the nervous system. It is a great balm for your body and it is a fantastic complementary practice for any intense physical exercise.

Bring a candle for your session. Namaste. 

Mary-Ann Spears - DJ Ginger

Sunday 
June 13th

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Music Mix: This mix is a journey through different places and sounds from around the world.