Saturday, August 17
9:30 am. Registration/Sign-In
10:00 am – 12:05 pm – Warm-up and Sun salutations
12:45 pm -Program Wrap-up
Jonathan Rogers Park (110 W 7th Avenue, @ Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC)

Session 1: Sat Aug 3rd : 10 am at David Lam Park (1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC)
Session 2: Sunday Aug 4th: 11 am at Jonathan Rogers Park (110 W 7th Avenue, @ Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC)
Session 3: Thursday Aug 8th: 6:30 pm at Jonathan Rogers Park (110 W 7th Avenue, @ Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC)
Session 4: Sat Aug 10th : 10 am at David Lam Park (1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC)
Session 5: Sunday Aug 11th: 11 am at Jonathan Rogers Park (110 W 7th Avenue, @ Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC)
Session 6: Thursday Aug 15th: 6:30 pm at Jonathan Rogers Park (110 W 7th Avenue, @ Manitoba Street, Vancouver, BC)
Bring your yogamat and bottle of water.
*Note for ethical Deal voucher holders: Send a text to (778)840-8364 with your name one day before the training session to book a spot.
For others, if you are interested in participating in the training email .

Trainer’s Bio:
Emerson Lim RYT
Beloved Yoga teacher, founder of Karma Teachers and creator of the popular Ecstatic Yoga TM a signature form of yoga combining dynamic movement, powerful breath-work and dance therapy with enlivening music.

Emerson is a true Karma Yogi who moves with a clear and dispassionate intention to share the benefits of Yoga, build community and encourage selfless action.

He founded Karma Teachers/Karma Teachers KIDS in November 2011, a first of its kind, non-profit Yoga studio and movement that makes Yoga accessible to all, bringing local Yoga teachers together to offer free or by donation yoga classes. Emerson’s work through Ecstatic Yoga TM has transformed the lives of hundreds of homeless and at-risk youth bringing a natural high and empowering them through self-healing and self-acceptance.

“Yoga transformed my life and I want to share it with others.”

Emerson will be bringing his flavor of ecstatic Yoga and taking us through a musical journey through the 108 rounds of sun salutations making Yogathon 2013 all the more special.

Karthik Chatapuram


An Urban yogi personified, Karthik balances being a sales professional in the field of Industrial Gas Compression with being an active teacher-volunteer with The Art of Living Foundation. He grew up practicing different forms of Yoga with his mother since he was 8 and currently volunteers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) to empower and educate students in leading stress-free and successful lives using powerful yoga and breathing techniques. The techniques are taught through monthly Yes Plus workshops and weekly “Free Meditation Free Mind” Sessions.

“Yogathon 2013 is going to be deep, powerful and lots of fun. It is an honor and privilege to be part of this nationwide movement to educate and empower children in need through Yoga, community and positivity. The principles of Yoga ‘Union’ have brought immense joy and beauty to life, be it at work, making music or being in service. It has made life a celebration, a celebration that is so much sweeter when I can share it with family, friends and all of beautiful Vancouver this summer. Yay!”

Madhuri phillips

Madhuri phillips

Madhuri phillips

Madhuri (BFA, CAS, E-RYT) is a healer, visionary, yoga teacher trainer, author, speaker, and radio host. She uses the tools of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Bio-Energy Healing to help you discover the root cause of your imbalance or disease and empowers you with the tools to live a life full of increased vitality, joy, peace, and fabulous health. Madhuri has released an Ayurvedic Yoga DVD that inspires the union of these two sister sciences and is the co-author of, “Your Irresistible Life: Four Seasons of Self-Care Through Ayurveda and Yoga Practices that Work.”



Farah Moolji Nazarali [Yoga Name: Sarita]



Farah Moolji Nazarali teaches a gentle style of yoga, inspired by the teachings of her teacher.
Farah began to practice yoga after completing her Graduate Studies, and believes in the tremendous power of yoga to restore health and vitality, to reveal our Divine Nature, and to bring more balance, peace, and harmony to our world.
“Yoga is not something I do. It is not something I teach. Yoga is who I am in all areas of my life. Yoga is the choices I make on a daily basis with my karma indriyas through my hands (actions and behaviors), my tongue (speech) and my thoughts, and I feel very blessed to have met my teacher who is the guiding Light of my life and of my yoga practice.”
In 2010, Farah was given the spiritual name- Sarita, which means River; ‘the river through which purity and truth flows.’
Farah is also the Founder and Producer of Drishti Point, a community-based, volunteer organization that broadcasts a weekly show about yoga and the spiritual path on Vancouver Coop Radio CFRO 100.5FM. Drishti Point broadcasts every Tuesday from 5-6pm.
To read the most recent article written by Farah, click here.


Yogacharini Maitreyi 


Yogacharini Maitreyi is a practical Mystic and the Founder of Arkaya (light, healing inspiration) She has taught a wide variety of people , spoken at various conferences and trained Arkaya Yoga teachers around the world. Arkaya Yoga is mindful, gentle, meditative and deeply transformative. She was given the title of Yoga Chemmal (expert) in 2007 amongst other titles in India.. She has over 100 published articles and poems and is a columnist for one of India’s leading newspapers. Originally from India, she lives and teachers in Vancouver in the summers. She also runs a foundation in India for children living in the slums.
She has trained many corporate heads in the art of self management and organic living and is building revolutionaries and conscious community worldwide.  She de-mystifies spirituality and allows one to relax into ones being. She facilitates yearly retreats in Vancouver and India. She has opened many conferences and peace programs.Read more about Yogacharini Maitreyi in the article below.


Michael Olivotto


When I started yoga I could barely turn my neck. A combination of work and bike accidents had broken my body. As I began to release the built up tension, I became intrigued by the philosophical and spiritual message of yoga.
While working as an archaeologist in remote parts of British Columbia, I began to practice on my own to the music that called to me: hard and punk rock. This music brought me far deeper into myself than I had believed possible. By teaching a powerful yoga style to contemporary music, I hope to awaken a spiritual and physical balance in people who might otherwise dismiss yoga.
I am inspired by my love for growth and change. I can still remember being called the anti-gumby and scoffing at the idea that I could benefit from yoga, believing that I was genetically inflexible. One of my great pleasures is helping students discover for themselves the limits that they have built into their bodies and allowing them to break past their boundaries. Rock out with your heart out! Allow the practice and music to draw you within yourself. Smile as you sweat, laugh as you fall, and be elated as you connect with the beauty, power and grace that resides within us all!


Will Blunderfield - E-RYT 200, Multi-Style


Will is an International Recording Artist and is one of the most requested Yoga Instructors in Vancouver.   His Album “HALLELUJAH” has reached #1 on the Canadian World Music Chart.  ”Through the alchemy of our practice, we begin to come from a place of self-love, not criticism, which helps us move forward and relate to everyone with more compassion. Above all, yoga enables me to get out of my way, everyday, to cultivate the courage to live out loud and be happy being the brilliant, imperfect me that is perfect after all – just as I am.” Will’s Yoga classes are “an experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, and energy that will open your heart and leave you overflowing with bliss.”



Shannon Cluff


Shannon has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2003. In order to train, support and advocate for yoga teachers she founded The Teacher’s Integration Program to train teachers in a group atmosphere and also mentors teachers individually. Shannon comes from a background of dance, performance art, meditation and many yoga styles. She teaches from a place of working authentically and therapeutically to find one’s personal practice within a group class atmosphere without competition. She emphasizes that all yoga styles are about relaxation and presence.

Contact Shannon at



Suzanne Faith Slocum-Gori

image020As a former certified Yoga Works ™ Instructor, Suzanne dove into the reverent and integral offerings from the Iyengar and Ashtaanga lineages with her teachers while living in Los Angeles. Suzanne also bountifully studied Anusara Yoga with Founder John Friend and several exceptional Anusara instructors since 2006. 

Suzanne’s teachings encourage students to dissolve barriers, to dance & move through a resourceful practice in order to cultivate more intimacy with breath, body, mind and most importantly to each other. Her classes are devotional, dynamic and diverse…bold, mighty, introspective and/or quiet, weaving progressive sequencing, anchored in ancient teachings, woven to attune to modern duty.

Suzanne recently founded the SARA Foundation, a charity alliance aimed at cancer prevention & management. Keep your eyes out for the opening event, which will celebrate its’ relevant and vital objectives. Suzanne has been invited to teach & present at several yoga & health conferences, including Victoria Yoga Conference and this year’s Wanderlust Whistler, 2013. Suzanne is thrilled to hold a 300 hour Yoga Alliance Certification Program with faculty members from One Yoga– keep eyes wide open. Suzanne was designated by Sweat Equity Magazine as Vancouver’s  ‘Community Cultivator Extraordinaire’.

Suzanne is Co-Founder & Co-Owner of One Yoga for the People in Vancouver and holds a doctorate within Educational and Counselling Psychology. Suzanne conducts 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings, teacher mentorship programs, international retreats & workshops and works with chronically ill clients privately.

Suzanne continues to feed and share her curiosity in life by studying with authentic and admiring scholars & teachers. Suzanne’s heart is primarily captivated and mesmerized by her husband, two children – Indira and Tenzin, and their malamute husky Kiska. You can find them on the beach or in the forest when not in their studios.


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