11 International Day of Yoga events in Vancouver

Jun 20 2016, 10:31 pm

This Tuesday, the world celebrates the International Day of Yoga – and Vancouver will be doing the downward dog all over the city.

So get practising your lotus position and child’s pose – here’s a roundup of 11 yoga-related events happening in Vancouver this week.

Free Yoga at Kits Beach

  • What: A free mass session in celebration of yoga, hosted by Kits Space and Mat Collective, All abilities welcome, just bring your own mat.
  • Where: Kitsilano Beach – Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 21, from 9 to 10 am
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free.

Plug into your Power

  • What: Two free gentle hatha yoga sessions and a free meditation session. Also, Karma Athletics will be there with a pop-up shop, there’ll be free coffee samples from Blenz and Electra Meccanica will be showcasing h their newest electric car.
  • Where: HOpe Centre – 1337 Saint Andrews Avenue, North Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 21, from 9 am to 1 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free.

Om the Pier

  • What: A free mass yoga session on the North Shore with Clara Roberts-Oss, Christie Baumgartner and lululemon, to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. All abilities welcome, just bring your own mat.
  • Where: Burrard Dry Dock Pier – 15 Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free.

Om In The Park

  • What: A celebration of the International Day of Yoga and the Summer Solstice, including a yoga class to music, a potluck dinner and a yoga movie under the stars.
  • Where: Second Beach Stanley Park – Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 21, from 7  to 10:30 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free.

Lolë White Tour On the Road

  • What: A loud, intimate guided yoga session led by YYoga teachers Hana Weinwurm and Liv Hilde, set to the rhythms of live music. All on-site participants will receive a free mat, a Lolë gift bag, and a $15 Lolë gift card. Dress in white.
  • Where: YYoga – 888 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 21, from 9:15  to 10:45 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, priced $15.


  • What: An hour of de-stressing with a hatha yoga class. Find your balance and finish it off a raw juice from UP JUS for an extra $10.
  • Where: Makeshift Spaces – 89 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 23, from noon to 1 pm
  • Tickets: Available on Eventbrite for $20 for the yoga, $10 for the raw juice.

Yoga + Beer = Brewga

  • What: What’s better than yoga and beer? Yoga with beer of course! Brewga tickets include a one-hour yoga session, a pint of Big Rock beer, snacks and live music after everyone’s finished with their downward dogs.
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 23, from 6 to 8 pm
  • Tickets: Available on Eventbrite for $25, inc. fees.

Yoga Day Workshops

  • What: A yoga session led by eminent yoga teachers, including Yogacharini Maitreyi, Swami Satya, and Sri Venu. Participants also get free Indian food and a souvenir book of 39 yoga postures.
  • Where: SFU Segal Graduate School of Business – 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, June 25, from 9 am to noon
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free.

Connect To Your Core

  • What: This workshop will explore core activation. Be ready to feel a strength that you didn’t know you had but more importantly be ready to explore and play. A familiarity with Vinyasa and/or hatha yoga is recommended.
  • Where: Semperviva Yoga City Studio – 1985 W. Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, June 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Tickets: At Semperviva, priced $35

Embrace Joy with Yogalosophy

  • What: Mandy Ingber, bestselling author and yoga advisor to Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence will lead a 90-minute practice drawing on the five routines in her new book, with lessons and exercises to energize, open and relax you.
  • Where: Semperviva Yoga Kits Beach Studio – 110 2201 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, June 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Tickets: At Semperviva, priced $35 for members, or $40 for non-members

Lolë White Tour

  • What: The Lolë White Tour heads to McArthurGlen Designer Outlet to kick off Canada Day celebrations, led by local YYoga instructors.
  • Where: McArthurGlen Designer Outlet – 7899 Templeton Station Road #1000, Richmond
  • When: Friday, July 1, from 10 to 11:15 am
  • Tickets: $15, portion of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help with the Fort McMurray fire relief fund
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