Can you feel it? Spring is in the air my friends! The temperatures are warming up, the sun is staying out longer, and Vancouver’s cherry blossom trees are starting to bud and bloom in all their sakura pink glory. I’m sure you’re just as relieved as I am to see these telltale signs of spring. And its just going to keep getting better as we slide into April. Put some spring in your step at these great Vancouver wellness events!
Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark Diana Batts (April 1-7)
The Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program offered at the Semperviva Yoga College is a unique way to deepen your overall yoga practice and touch tissues rarely worked in a more active yang style of yoga. Led by Master Teacher Bernie Clark, this training is designed for students who have been practicing Yoga for at least one year and want to deepen their understanding of the practice. Expect to learn much more than just Yin Yoga! Students attend from all over the world, so be sure to sign up soon – these trainings tend to sell out! More info can be found here.
Tree talks and Walks (begin March 30)
Get your step on and get some amazing photos; Tree Talks and Walks are a guided cherry blossom tour by the fantastic Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival team! You are in for a treat as they have done their best to schedule the walks when the trees are in bloom at the best locations! For more info, click here.
BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run (April 7)
Though it’s been running (ha) for over 40 years, this the annual BMO Sunshine Coast April Fool’s Run is still one of BC’s best kept race secrets. Occurring every April, this half marathon is a great way to both keep up your race training AND take a day trip to the beautiful Sunshine Coast town of Gibsons. Gibsons is a quick ferry ride from/to the mainland, and this race offers medals for all, relays, and an early start for walkers (thank you!); kids race free. Click here for registration and further information.
Zoomer Show 2019 (April 13-14)
Aimed at the 45+ year old demographic looking at options for travel, finance, health and fitness, retirement, and reinvention, the Zoomer Show offers equal parts education, entertainment and shopping – all under one roof! Check out the new and exciting ways to live big with the latest trends, products and services for your generation. Grab your tickets for just $12!
Vancouver Sun Run (April 14)
The Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s largest 10K road race. Run through a beautiful scenic course that highlights Vancouver’s downtown core at Burrard Street and Georgia Street, the world famous Stanley Park, and Cambie Street Bridge for the final stretch across the bridge to the finish line. And be sure to celebrate your achievement a the wrap party held at BC Place! For more information, and to register, click here.
Maya Yoga Workshops with Nicki Doane (April 26-28)
Encouraging a yoga practice that both honours and offers insights into you and your experience, and that isn’t focused solely on the poses, Nicki Doane is a master of guiding students to also focus on the process of yoga as seen through the poses. Through both Dynamic and restorative yoga practices Nicki will lead you through an experience of yoga in an intelligent, compassionate, supportive, and often humorous way that will leave you transformed. Click here for more information and to register.
Bike the Blossoms (April 27)
Join the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival‘s annual Bike the Blossoms ride under the city’s mesmerizing kanzan canopy at Trout Lake. If you would like to join in on the ride, but don’t own a bike, can sign up with Vancouver bike share MOBI for a 24hr pass. This is a free event an more info can be found here.
Daffodil Dash (April 28)
April is Daffodil Month for the Canadian Cancer Society, and they once again invite you to put some spring in your step at The Daffodil Dash. The Daffodil Dash is a 1km walk or 5km run where participants and teams run/walk to fight against cancer. A family-friendly, timed event designed to challenge the average runner, this race is also for a great cause. For more information and to register, click here.
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