Welcome to Wander East Yoga Conference, 2018
St. John’s first Yoga Conference.

The Wander East Yoga Conference has been organized to bring together the Yoga Community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The conference has been designed to be educational in nature so that participants will learn more about yoga.

There are classes to fit every level of Yoga practitioner, from the beginner to the more advanced and also for those who have never done yoga before!
We have chosen many wonderful Yoga Instructors and Presenters who have put together an amazing agenda, with lots of variety to choose from. The biographies of the presenters are not posted on this website, however there will be a link when you register where you can search their credentials and offerings.

Our venue is The Lantern, on Barnes Road as it has many classrooms and a cafeteria which would will provide a great opportunity to network with our yoga community. Katie Power, Musician will provide music over our lunch break in the main conference room.

The agenda is set out in 4 sessions and 4 concurrent sessions. The cost is $129.00 + hst for 4 sessions and lunch. You will select the 4 sessions you would like to attend when you register. Due to the complexity of organizing a conference “The Organizers hold the right to schedule you in another session if necessary”. Changes will only be made after October 15, 2018.

The conference organizers have chosen “The Gathering Place” as a charitable organization in which to provide proceeds. Mr. Todd Perrin of Mallard Cottage has graciously donated the lunch which will be prepared by Mallard Cottage as an additional fundraiser for the conference.

@wandereastyogaconference is our designated bulletin board and we will update information regularly on this site. Please like and follow it as we journey towards one of the greatest day’s in the yoga history in Newfoundland and Labrador! October 27, 2018.

If you have any questions you can email wandereastnewfoundland@gmail.com


Wander East Yoga Conference
St. John’s, Newfoundland
The Lantern, Barnes Road
Saturday October 27, 2018
8 am - 4 pm.

0800-0830 "Welcome & Overview Conference"

Conference Room

0830-1000 “Alignment Based Hatha Yoga”
Kelly Bursey
Kelly has a strong alignment based practice and this practice will move through various yoga poses with specific attention on their alignment principles.

1030-1200 “Ashtanga Yoga”
Susan Hounsell
Susan is a senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher who was studied extensively in India. This practice will be based on the Ashtanga series.

1330-1500 “Understanding Neurogenic Tremoring” - (SESSION FULL)
Carolyn Hapgood
Helena Butler @Yoga Therapy NL
Neurogenic Yoga is a simple, gentle and profound practice that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the poses muscle and the release of the physical and emotional stress and tension. * All Levels

1500-1600 “Divine Sleep, Yoga Nidra”- (SESSION FULL)
Carmelia Morgan
A guided meditation that has the power to transform, heal and rejuvenate you at the core levels. Through the use of body sensing, breath awareness, guided imagery, you are systematically guided on a meditation journey through each level of your whole being called the koshas.

Room 1

0830-1000 “Happy Strong Hips”- (SESSION FULL)
Rachel Blundon
Happy Hips explores yoga and movement from a position of strength and engagement with the use of props.

1030-1200 “Body-Positive Yoga - The Aging Body in Yoga” - (SESSION FULL)
Linda Ivany
We are a body-oriented culture. We are our bodies. We judge ourselves by our appearance and our body’s ability to perform. When our bodies change, our self worth goes with them. Practicing asana is an intelligent and inspiring way to keep our bodies balanced and happy.

1330-1500 “Experiental Anatomy”
Serena Hancock
Experiential Yoga Anatomy helps us improve our understanding of how we move and why we move the way we do, specifically in the application of Yoga poses by feeling it in our bodies.
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1500-1600 “Cultivating Deep Rest and a Quiet Mind” - (SESSION FULL)
Bev Winsor
Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She is the owner of the Yoga Room.

Room 2

0830-1000 “Slow Flow into Yin” - (SESSION FULL)
Maria Hillier
A combination of yang and yin class suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners and those looking for a slow floor based gentle yoga practice.

1030-1200 “All about Arm Balances”
Jennifer Thompson
Move past fear, build better balance and strengthen your body with arm balances. Jennifer will show you step by step on how to shift your practice.

1330-1500. “Trauma Informed Yoga Class”
Jody Williams
Yoga offered in a style that is safe and supportive for those who may be living with the effects of trauma, anxiety or depression. This class will empower participants to accept, tolerate and manage physical and emotional sensation through the practice of mindful breathing and gentle movement.

1500-1600 “Thai Yoga Massage”
Kiersten Carey
The Thai Yoga Massage is a perfect blend of yoga and acupressure massage. It’s like someone doing yoga for you. Come and experience for yourself and learn a couple of techniques in a relaxed and fun environment. Please bring a mat, pillow and blanket for the ultimate cosy experience


0830-1000 “Chair Yoga”
Meaghan Burridge
There is no floor sitting in this practice and all poses are supported by a chair or the wall. Perfect for anyone with balance difficulty, injury or illness or for older adults wishing to practice yoga.

1030-1200 “Ayurvedic Eating: Food as Medicine”
Bobby Bessey
Aryuveda is the traditional medicine of ancient India. For several thousand years this practice has helped people align their bodies, thoughts, lifestyle and foods with the world that we evolved to live in.

1330-1500 “Yogi Ows”
Dick Barter
This is a talk on injuries which are sustained because of practicing Yoga over a long period of time. Dick is a Medical Physician who has been involved in sports injuries for many years and is a practicing yoga.

1500-1600 “Welcome to Your Self”
Tina Pomroy
This one hour session will present the importance of self acceptance, emotional regulation and mind-body connection for your well being. This session will end with a short guided self acceptance practice guided on mindfulness.
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Cancellations received before October 6th will be refunded in full. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 6th.

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