Teaching yoga and meditation now for over a decade, Mara’s ability to hold healing space for the hearts and minds of others offers a vast landscape for transformation within.

In her classes you can expect to be challenged and awakened through unique sequencing, articulate asana, grounding meditation, and enlivening pranayama practice.

In her yoga teachings, Mara weaves together her background as a dance artist, her practice in the shamanic tradition, and her twenty years of experience on her mat – naturally what arises is a fluid, earthy, full bodied practice.

Sessions with this presenter:

Illumination - Conference Opening Night


Join us at the historical Alix Goolden Hall for an evening of inspiration, celebration and entertainment. The themes for the evening are:


and you can read about our presenters below!

Session Day: Friday Session Time: 7:00 PM Session Room: Alix Goolden Performance Hall

Awakening The Feminine Temple


When we connect to the divine feminine inside us, we come closer to our most powerful inner self. Dynamic goddess crafted vinyasa flow combined with guided improvised movement sourced from Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.

Be prepared to move, sweat, play, sing, and surprise yourself.

Reclaim your own unique,…

Session Day: Saturday Session Time: 3:00 PM Session Room: COM: Queenswood Arbutus

The Luminous Body


“The Luminous Body” is a fusion of dynamic vinyasa flow and shamanic practice. We will get still, set our intentions, make our prayers, open the directions and honour the sacred land around us. The dynamic vinyasa sequencing will reflect the healing archetypes of the serpent, the jaguar, the hummingbird, and…

Session Day: Sunday Session Time: 10:00 AM Session Room: SUB: Michelle Pujot 2

Take It Down


In this restorative practice, experience the unravelling of all parts of yourself. Slow down your breath, let go into deep hip openers, gentle hamstring repair, nourishing shoulder openers and spinal release work. Learn how to tap and roll out body parts to release tension and stay injury free in your…

Session Day: Sunday Session Time: 2:30 PM Session Room: COM: Main Hall