BLOOM FESTIVAL
 

 

Hall D - Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Oct 5 - Oct 8th, 2017

 
 
 
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AN ANNUAL FESITVAL

The Bloom Experience

Discover, Declare and Celebrate your Light with us at BLOOM 2017. This year the festival will be hosted over 4 Days at Shaw Conference Centre Hall D. Thursday October 5th - Sunday October 8th.  We are very excited to share that our headliners this year include:  Danielle Laporte, Daniela Andrade (concert), Guru Jagat , MC YOGI  & 10,000 Buddhas / Amanda Giacomini, Dj Drez & Marti Nikko,  Sheela Bringi and much more to be announced very soon. 

 
 
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4 DAYS of Music, Wellness, Yoga, Art & Meditation in the heart of Edmonton at Shaw Conference Centre.

Our opening night on Thursday October 5th features an intimate concert with Daniela Andrade headlining the evening.  Friday October 6th join us for "the biggest class ever" with MC YOGI + DJ DREZ + much much more. Saturday October 7th, join us for talks that are happening all day long that ends with a talk with Guru Jagat about Invincible Living followed by the White Hot Truth Experience with Danielle Laporte.  

We are excited to share that lululemon ambassadors Carolyn Anne Budgell & Clara Roberts Oss will be joining us from Vancouver to share workshops about mindfulness, meditation and yoga. 

 
DANIELLE LAPORTE 'WHITE HOT TRUTH' KEYNOTE at BLOOM 2017. SATURDAY October 7th, 2017. Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries. Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son. You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.

DANIELLE LAPORTE 'WHITE HOT TRUTH' KEYNOTE at BLOOM 2017.

SATURDAY October 7th, 2017.

Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”

She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessionsand The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries.

Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.”

A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son.

You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.

GURU JAGAT Invincible Living KEYNOTE AT BLOOM 2017 + Invincible LIVING workshop weekend.  Saturday october 7TH, 2017 - Sunday October 8th.  Deemed the modern face of Kundalini Yoga, Guru Jagat brings a fresh perspective to this ancient practice. A senior teacher with over a dozen years of experience, Guru Jagat studied under Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini Master responsible for bringing the practice to the US. Her profound classes, teaching Kundalini as a technology and tool that can be used to achieve and sustain long-lasting happiness, have earned her devout fans from around the world. Guru Jagat is founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology—a leading yoga school in Venice, California and Mallorca, Spain—offering classes, retreats, workshops and trainings. She is the Founder and CEO of RA MA TV — a virtual media platform that makes Kundalini yoga and yogic lifestyle accessible worldwide, as well as indie yoga music label RA MA Records with a mission to trail-blaze a new genre of music with mass appeal both in and out of the yoga space. Her non-profit work has culminated in the the founding of the RA MA Foundation whose mission is to introduce this fastest growing modality of Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness to underserved populations throughout the United States and abroad. She has been a featured speaker at Emerging Women conference, Wanderlust Festival, Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute. Recently featured on Vogue’s 7 Chic New LA Wellness Gurus to be Found on Instagram, for her uplifting feed. Her retreats and workshops have also been recommended as top destinations by Yoga Journal, Vogue Magazine, Chalkboard and many others.  

GURU JAGAT Invincible Living KEYNOTE AT BLOOM 2017 + Invincible LIVING workshop weekend.  Saturday october 7TH, 2017 - Sunday October 8th. 

Deemed the modern face of Kundalini Yoga, Guru Jagat brings a fresh perspective to this ancient practice. A senior teacher with over a dozen years of experience, Guru Jagat studied under Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini Master responsible for bringing the practice to the US. Her profound classes, teaching Kundalini as a technology and tool that can be used to achieve and sustain long-lasting happiness, have earned her devout fans from around the world.

Guru Jagat is founder of RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology—a leading yoga school in Venice, California and Mallorca, Spain—offering classes, retreats, workshops and trainings. She is the Founder and CEO of RA MA TV — a virtual media platform that makes Kundalini yoga and yogic lifestyle accessible worldwide, as well as indie yoga music label RA MA Records with a mission to trail-blaze a new genre of music with mass appeal both in and out of the yoga space.

Her non-profit work has culminated in the the founding of the RA MA Foundation whose mission is to introduce this fastest growing modality of Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness to underserved populations throughout the United States and abroad.

She has been a featured speaker at Emerging Women conference, Wanderlust Festival, Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute. Recently featured on Vogue’s 7 Chic New LA Wellness Gurus to be Found on Instagram, for her uplifting feed. Her retreats and workshops have also been recommended as top destinations by Yoga Journal, Vogue Magazine, Chalkboard and many others.

 

DANIela Andrade - CONCERT Thursday October 5th @ shaw Conference Centre Daniela Andrade is a Canadian singer-songwriter based out of Toronto & Montreal. Known for her stripped-down acoustic covers and originals on YouTube, her music and videos have totalled over 500 Million plays, leading to a worldwide following of over 1.3 Million YouTube Subscribers and songs featured on TV shows “Suits”, “Supergirl” and more. Continuing on the success of her “Shore” Visual EP, Daniela embarked on a worldwide headlining tour to support the release, performing mostly sold-out concerts throughout Canada, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines. In 2017, Daniela will be performing in Europe for the first time.

DANIela Andrade - CONCERT

Thursday October 5th @ shaw Conference Centre

Daniela Andrade is a Canadian singer-songwriter based out of Toronto & Montreal. Known for her stripped-down acoustic covers and originals on YouTube, her music and videos have totalled over 500 Million plays, leading to a worldwide following of over 1.3 Million YouTube Subscribers and songs featured on TV shows “Suits”, “Supergirl” and more. Continuing on the success of her “Shore” Visual EP, Daniela embarked on a worldwide headlining tour to support the release, performing mostly sold-out concerts throughout Canada, United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines. In 2017, Daniela will be performing in Europe for the first time.

MC YOGI  From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming known as yoga’s modern day ambassador to the West, hiphop artist, MC YOGI is on a mission to introduce yoga to large, mainstream audiences. His latest album, RITUAL MYSTICAL (feat East Forest), made history by going #1 on the Electronic charts — Aug. 2016. In 2015, his ONLY LOVE IS REAL album debuted #12 Billboard Heatseekers + #24 iTunes Hiphop — featuring guest performances from Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, and Dominic Balli.  Recently, MC YOGI signed with HarperOne to release his first book, “Spiritual Graffiti” (SEPTEMBER 2017). In 2011, MC YOGI and his wife Amanda were named ambassadors by Michelle Obama for her “Lets Move” initiative and have taught yoga at the White House five times since. Additionally, they have performed and taught yoga at Stanford University, The Smithsonian, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and Dallas Asian Art Museum.

MC YOGI 

From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming known as yoga’s modern day ambassador to the West, hiphop artist, MC YOGI is on a mission to introduce yoga to large, mainstream audiences. His latest album, RITUAL MYSTICAL (feat East Forest), made history by going #1 on the Electronic charts — Aug. 2016. In 2015, his ONLY LOVE IS REAL album debuted #12 Billboard Heatseekers + #24 iTunes Hiphop — featuring guest performances from Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, and Dominic Balli. 

Recently, MC YOGI signed with HarperOne to release his first book, “Spiritual Graffiti” (SEPTEMBER 2017). In 2011, MC YOGI and his wife Amanda were named ambassadors by Michelle Obama for her “Lets Move” initiative and have taught yoga at the White House five times since. Additionally, they have performed and taught yoga at Stanford University, The Smithsonian, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and Dallas Asian Art Museum.

MARTI NIKKO & DJ DREZ @ BLOOM 2017 Edmonton. DREZ is a Journey into Sound DJ Drez is in demand as a producer, musical director and sound ambassador. A master of his craft in the studio and on stage, Drez cuts and composes profoundly original tracks that facilitate body movement practice of all forms— be it dance, yoga asana or after-hours intimate/ecstatic.  Drez transforms the vibe of any scene his sound is set upon. Rooted in underground L.A. hiphop, Dr. EZ applies precise turn-table skills to a cutting edge vision for truly universal music, intelligently integrating elements of hiphop, world music, soul, funk, jazz, and reggae into his trademark sound and production. Drez’s peacefully determined demeanor makes him a highly sought-after contributor to a variety of dynamic projects. In the midst of a non-stop, world-wide tour schedule, Drez has prepared another solo effort (Alpine Swift, available June 7 via Nectar Drop Music) while simultaneously producing a Sānskrit mantra record with his wife, vocalist Marti Nikko, and a straight-up hiphop album with longtime collaborator, Zaire Black, both expected to be ready for release in 2016. Drez has too deep a resume to mention in its entirety here, suffice it to say he has worked with a who’s who of top artists (Blackstar, KRS 1, Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray, Eminem, Project Blowed) and organizations (Adidas, X Games, ABC, Okay Player) while maintaining an extensive worldwide touring schedule, variously involving artists like Moby, Ziggy Marley, Common, Femi Kuti, De La Soul, Capleton, Nas, Lee Scratch Perry.

MARTI NIKKO & DJ DREZ @ BLOOM 2017 Edmonton.

DREZ is a Journey into Sound

DJ Drez is in demand as a producer, musical director and sound ambassador. A master of his craft in the studio and on stage, Drez cuts and composes profoundly original tracks that facilitate body movement practice of all forms— be it dance, yoga asana or after-hours intimate/ecstatic. 

Drez transforms the vibe of any scene his sound is set upon. Rooted in underground L.A. hiphop, Dr. EZ applies precise turn-table skills to a cutting edge vision for truly universal music, intelligently integrating elements of hiphop, world music, soul, funk, jazz, and reggae into his trademark sound and production.

Drez’s peacefully determined demeanor makes him a highly sought-after contributor to a variety of dynamic projects. In the midst of a non-stop, world-wide tour schedule, Drez has prepared another solo effort (Alpine Swift, available June 7 via Nectar Drop Music) while simultaneously producing a Sānskrit mantra record with his wife, vocalist Marti Nikko, and a straight-up hiphop album with longtime collaborator, Zaire Black, both expected to be ready for release in 2016.

Drez has too deep a resume to mention in its entirety here, suffice it to say he has worked with a who’s who of top artists (Blackstar, KRS 1, Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray, Eminem, Project Blowed) and organizations (Adidas, X Games, ABC, Okay Player) while maintaining an extensive worldwide touring schedule, variously involving artists like Moby, Ziggy Marley, Common, Femi Kuti, De La Soul, Capleton, Nas, Lee Scratch Perry.

10,000 Buddhas by Amanda Giacomini  Amanda Giacomini has dedicated her life to uplifting people and creating more beauty in the world through yoga and art. From teaching yoga at the White House to presenting at some of the biggest yoga festivals, conferences and Asian Art museums in the world, Amanda infuses the ancient teachings with creativity and joy. Her journey in yoga began in 1994, and she continues to study with many great Indian and Western masters. To learn more, visit http://10000buddhas.com.  Photo by Megan Reeves  

10,000 Buddhas by Amanda Giacomini 

Amanda Giacomini has dedicated her life to uplifting people and creating more beauty in the world through yoga and art. From teaching yoga at the White House to presenting at some of the biggest yoga festivals, conferences and Asian Art museums in the world, Amanda infuses the ancient teachings with creativity and joy. Her journey in yoga began in 1994, and she continues to study with many great Indian and Western masters. To learn more, visit http://10000buddhas.com

Photo by Megan Reeves

 

CAROLYN ANNE BUDGELL Carolyn fell into yoga in 1999, while living the ski bum dream in Whistler. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others and feel at home in one’s skin. The magic of yoga surprisingly grows quieter; towards a place where the physical, the internal, the spectacle and the witness are all one. Carolyn’s vinyasa classes are chock-full of unique alignment cues, smart sequencing, helpful touch and lighthearted jokes to which she pays gratitude to Schuyler Grant, Ana Forrest and Clara Roberts-Oss.  Her passion for silent meditation in forests is thanks to Adyashanti and Michelle St Pierre.  The many years of ‘being on stage’ teach her the importance of stepping back in order to let life happen… to do the work, change the scenery by going upside down, be emotional and then let life continue to happen… and to remember, it’s all okay.  *proud lululemon ambassador

CAROLYN ANNE BUDGELL

Carolyn fell into yoga in 1999, while living the ski bum dream in Whistler. It initially provided agility for her snowboarding, skateboarding and trail running. Now, as a teacher in Vancouver, she continually learns how to connect with others and feel at home in one’s skin. The magic of yoga surprisingly grows quieter; towards a place where the physical, the internal, the spectacle and the witness are all one.

Carolyn’s vinyasa classes are chock-full of unique alignment cues, smart sequencing, helpful touch and lighthearted jokes to which she pays gratitude to Schuyler Grant, Ana Forrest and Clara Roberts-Oss.  Her passion for silent meditation in forests is thanks to Adyashanti and Michelle St Pierre.  The many years of ‘being on stage’ teach her the importance of stepping back in order to let life happen… to do the work, change the scenery by going upside down, be emotional and then let life continue to happen… and to remember, it’s all okay.  *proud lululemon ambassador

GARTH STEVENSON @ BLOOM 2017 - EdmontON Join nationally acclaimed yoga musician Garth Stevenson for a hike + meditation in Edmonton's River Valley and many other experiences as Garth will be with us at BLOOM all weekend long. Garth has been making soundscapes for yoga classes since 2009 and can be found performing at Wanderlust Festival all around the country. His album ‘Flying’ is available on iTunes and Spotify and is used regularly in playlists by instructors around the world.  FREE for M.Power Autopay members.  Garth Stevenson is a Brooklyn-based film composer and double bassist. Raised in the mountains of Western Canada, nature became his primary inspiration and the common thread between his life and music. In the past four years, Garth has released two full-length solo albums, informed by his experiences carrying his 150-year-old double bass to the woods, the beach, and the desert. 

GARTH STEVENSON @ BLOOM 2017 - EdmontON

Join nationally acclaimed yoga musician Garth Stevenson for a hike + meditation in Edmonton's River Valley and many other experiences as Garth will be with us at BLOOM all weekend long. Garth has been making soundscapes for yoga classes since 2009 and can be found performing at Wanderlust Festival all around the country. His album ‘Flying’ is available on iTunes and Spotify and is used regularly in playlists by instructors around the world.  FREE for M.Power Autopay members. 

Garth Stevenson is a Brooklyn-based film composer and double bassist. Raised in the mountains of Western Canada, nature became his primary inspiration and the common thread between his life and music. In the past four years, Garth has released two full-length solo albums, informed by his experiences carrying his 150-year-old double bass to the woods, the beach, and the desert. 

ERICA DEE @ BLOOM 2017 - SING FOR YOUR SOUL WORKSHOP, Opening MC + DJ, singing with live classes. Raw, timeless and dynamic, Erica Dee offers playful melodies over energetic rhythms with a magnetic presence. Having Funk and Soul ingrained in her roots, Dee brings a captivating performance honoring the world’s best old and new hip-hop and electronic music. This Vancouver based vocalist, DJ, writer and producer has been carving out her own path in the music industry for over a decade. Having supported and toured with Artists such as: Mos Def, Quest Love, LiL Kim, DJ Shadow and Beats Antique, while holding a residency at Canada’s Top Electronic Festival, Shambhala Music Festival. Throughout her career, Dee has performed in an array of musical roles; supporting other artists as their DJ and vocalist, as well as in her own solo performances. More recently Erica has begun facilitating voice workshops and youth music camps, combining all of her experience and training to inspire humans all over the world to express their own unique voice. You could find Erica Dee with a trio singing jazz standards in New York, or at an electronic underground club in Berlin. Wherever you find her you will not be disappointed.

ERICA DEE @ BLOOM 2017 - SING FOR YOUR SOUL WORKSHOP, Opening MC + DJ, singing with live classes.

Raw, timeless and dynamic, Erica Dee offers playful melodies over energetic rhythms with a magnetic presence. Having Funk and Soul ingrained in her roots, Dee brings a captivating performance honoring the world’s best old and new hip-hop and electronic music. This Vancouver based vocalist, DJ, writer and producer has been carving out her own path in the music industry for over a decade. Having supported and toured with Artists such as: Mos Def, Quest Love, LiL Kim, DJ Shadow and Beats Antique, while holding a residency at Canada’s Top Electronic Festival, Shambhala Music Festival.

Throughout her career, Dee has performed in an array of musical roles; supporting other artists as their DJ and vocalist, as well as in her own solo performances. More recently Erica has begun facilitating voice workshops and youth music camps, combining all of her experience and training to inspire humans all over the world to express their own unique voice. You could find Erica Dee with a trio singing jazz standards in New York, or at an electronic underground club in Berlin. Wherever you find her you will not be disappointed.

DANIELLA MURRAY Yoga @ BLOOM 2017 E-RYT 500 • Empowered Yoga Facilitator • lululemon ambassador • Evolution of Flow Training . Over many years of teaching, practice, and constant study with many different teachers my style has evolved, and will continue to tranform. I enjoy teaching Power Yoga, Evolved Ashtanga, Gentle Hatha, Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation. My Teacher Michele Theoret of Empowered Yoga has been a great influence on my path and I continue to further studies with her at Empowered Yoga as both a student and now Program Facilitator. I have been blessed to study with phenomenal teachers including; Rockne White, Ida Manly, Norman Sim, Steve Pyka and Rene Henley, Christine Sell, and many more. Edmonton lululemon Ambassador.   

DANIELLA MURRAY Yoga @ BLOOM 2017

E-RYT 500 • Empowered Yoga Facilitator • lululemon ambassador • Evolution of Flow Training .

Over many years of teaching, practice, and constant study with many different teachers my style has evolved, and will continue to tranform. I enjoy teaching Power Yoga, Evolved Ashtanga, Gentle Hatha, Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation. My Teacher Michele Theoret of Empowered Yoga has been a great influence on my path and I continue to further studies with her at Empowered Yoga as both a student and now Program Facilitator. I have been blessed to study with phenomenal teachers including; Rockne White, Ida Manly, Norman Sim, Steve Pyka and Rene Henley, Christine Sell, and many more. Edmonton lululemon Ambassador. 

 

SHEELA BRINGI LIVE @ BLOOM 2017 - EdmontON Indian American musician Sheela Bringi has been exploring the connections between her ancestral and actual homelands her entire life. The Grammy-nominated musician sings and plays a 36-string harp, the Indian harmonium and bansuri (Indian bamboo flute). As a young woman Bringi was influenced by M.I.A. and Dead Can Dance, studied with Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk, while at the same time deepened her studies with Indian classical masters like Pandit G.S. Sachdev and Ustaad Aashish Khan. This unique background has resulted in her debut album, Incantations (Black Swan Sounds), rooted in India’s classical music tradition and the beauty of its mantras, as well as a groundbreaking exploration of American jazz and blues. The album was released in 2014 and garnered praise from National Public Radio, the Guardian, Public Radio International and more, and debuted at #9 on the iTunes World Music chart. She has performed in a wide range of venues, including concert halls and universities presenting traditional material, yoga studios leading kirtans and in dance clubs overtop throbbing, bass-heavy beats (she’s toured with Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, and many others).

SHEELA BRINGI LIVE @ BLOOM 2017 - EdmontON

Indian American musician Sheela Bringi has been exploring the connections between her ancestral and actual homelands her entire life. The Grammy-nominated musician sings and plays a 36-string harp, the Indian harmonium and bansuri (Indian bamboo flute).

As a young woman Bringi was influenced by M.I.A. and Dead Can Dance, studied with Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk, while at the same time deepened her studies with Indian classical masters like Pandit G.S. Sachdev and Ustaad Aashish Khan.

This unique background has resulted in her debut album, Incantations (Black Swan Sounds), rooted in India’s classical music tradition and the beauty of its mantras, as well as a groundbreaking exploration of American jazz and blues. The album was released in 2014 and garnered praise from National Public Radio, the Guardian, Public Radio International and more, and debuted at #9 on the iTunes World Music chart.

She has performed in a wide range of venues, including concert halls and universities presenting traditional material, yoga studios leading kirtans and in dance clubs overtop throbbing, bass-heavy beats (she’s toured with Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, and many others).

MANDY TRAPP / LIFESTYLE MEDITATION @ BLOOM 2017 Mandy Trapp worked in the health and wellness industry for 15 years before launching her own meditation company in 2012. Lifestyle Meditation was founded as an education-based, socially conscious company that believes in making stress management and spiritual growth easy and accessible for everyone. As a mother of three and wife to a successful entrepreneur, Mandy understands the demands of juggling a busy life. Although she entered motherhood with a post-secondary education and a full schedule as a personal trainer at a top training studio in Edmonton, Canada, it wasn’t until she began her studies at Chopra University in San Diego, California, that she truly began to understand the importance of a daily meditation practice. In 2008 she graduated from Chopra University with their top distinction of Vedic Master Educator and has brilliantly woven her Chopra education with her athletic training education, various yoga certifications, and several trips to India and Nepal where she has founded the India/Nepal Yoga Project; a non-profit organization that empowers healing in those affected by the devastating effects of human trafficking.  

MANDY TRAPP / LIFESTYLE MEDITATION @ BLOOM 2017

Mandy Trapp worked in the health and wellness industry for 15 years before launching her own meditation company in 2012. Lifestyle Meditation was founded as an education-based, socially conscious company that believes in making stress management and spiritual growth easy and accessible for everyone. As a mother of three and wife to a successful entrepreneur, Mandy understands the demands of juggling a busy life. Although she entered motherhood with a post-secondary education and a full schedule as a personal trainer at a top training studio in Edmonton, Canada, it wasn’t until she began her studies at Chopra University in San Diego, California, that she truly began to understand the importance of a daily meditation practice. In 2008 she graduated from Chopra University with their top distinction of Vedic Master Educator and has brilliantly woven her Chopra education with her athletic training education, various yoga certifications, and several trips to India and Nepal where she has founded the India/Nepal Yoga Project; a non-profit organization that empowers healing in those affected by the devastating effects of human trafficking.

 

mallorie prem / gather sacred @ BLOOM 2017 Mallorie’s journey into a sacred lifestyle started on her yoga mat. What began as a pursuit of the physical soon transformed into an exploration of self. Over the past decade Mallorie has been unraveling the carefully crafted layers of her being through teaching, travel and yoga, finding her present purpose in bringing women together to form a community of artisanship, ceremony and inspiration. Mallorie’s own artistry shines through in her writing and design, as well as in her yoga teaching and practice. As founder of Gather Sacred, she has become a facilitator for women who embody the desire to follow their hearts as entrepreneurs, artists, risk-takers, thinkers and explorers of roads less travelled. Mallorie’s contagious energy and spark permeates through her work and will touch the heart of anyone who crosses her path.

mallorie prem / gather sacred @ BLOOM 2017

Mallorie’s journey into a sacred lifestyle started on her yoga mat. What began as a pursuit of the physical soon transformed into an exploration of self. Over the past decade Mallorie has been unraveling the carefully crafted layers of her being through teaching, travel and yoga, finding her present purpose in bringing women together to form a community of artisanship, ceremony and inspiration. Mallorie’s own artistry shines through in her writing and design, as well as in her yoga teaching and practice. As founder of Gather Sacred, she has become a facilitator for women who embody the desire to follow their hearts as entrepreneurs, artists, risk-takers, thinkers and explorers of roads less travelled. Mallorie’s contagious energy and spark permeates through her work and will touch the heart of anyone who crosses her path.

Dr.Chris @ BLOOM 2017 Dr. Chris Bjorndal is a Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on the treatment of mental health concerns, eating disorders, women's health and fertility. A speaker and an author, she has shared her personal story of recovery from mental illness to mental wellness with audiences across North America. She will be sharing several talks at Bloom including:  How to achieve Mental Well-Being, Managing your mind, mindfully & Breaking the thought emotion cycle and getting in the gap. Learn more about Dr. Bjorndal at Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic.    

Dr.Chris @ BLOOM 2017

Dr. Chris Bjorndal is a Naturopathic Doctor with a focus on the treatment of mental health concerns, eating disorders, women's health and fertility. A speaker and an author, she has shared her personal story of recovery from mental illness to mental wellness with audiences across North America. She will be sharing several talks at Bloom including:  How to achieve Mental Well-Being, Managing your mind, mindfully & Breaking the thought emotion cycle and getting in the gap. Learn more about Dr. Bjorndal at Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic.

 

 

CLARA ROBERTS OSS @ BLOOM 2017 Clara has always found movement to be a way to commune with the divine. She came to the yoga practice from a dance background. Vinyasa yoga had all the components she loved about dance: form with space for your own expression. She started practicing regularly at Jivamukti in 1999. Clara got certified at Sonic Yoga NY in 2003 and began teaching full time shortly thereafter. She moved out of New York in 2006 and landed in Vancouver BC at the beginning of its yoga scene that is now strong in its presence. Clara brought a different flavor of vinyasa to the Vancouver scene and is known as a teacher’s teacher.  In 2013, she created her own school, Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga and has been leading her own 200 and 300 hour programs internationally with the help of Carolyn Anne Budgell, Shiv Oss, Paul Ochoa and Erin Moon. Clara has also taught for MyYogaOnline (now Gaia) since it’s inception in 2008 and is one of the most sought after teachers on the site.

CLARA ROBERTS OSS @ BLOOM 2017

Clara has always found movement to be a way to commune with the divine. She came to the yoga practice from a dance background. Vinyasa yoga had all the components she loved about dance: form with space for your own expression. She started practicing regularly at Jivamukti in 1999. Clara got certified at Sonic Yoga NY in 2003 and began teaching full time shortly thereafter. She moved out of New York in 2006 and landed in Vancouver BC at the beginning of its yoga scene that is now strong in its presence. Clara brought a different flavor of vinyasa to the Vancouver scene and is known as a teacher’s teacher. 

In 2013, she created her own school, Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga and has been leading her own 200 and 300 hour programs internationally with the help of Carolyn Anne Budgell, Shiv Oss, Paul Ochoa and Erin Moon.

Clara has also taught for MyYogaOnline (now Gaia) since it’s inception in 2008 and is one of the most sought after teachers on the site.

BLOOM 2017 Edmonton OCTOBER 5th - october 8th super early bird passes now available here.

BLOOM 2017 Edmonton OCTOBER 5th - october 8th

super early bird passes now available here.

 
 
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LocationS

HALL D - Shaw Conference Center

 

BLOOM 2017 will be hosted at the stunning Shaw Conference Center Salon D.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Follow what lights you up, and you’ll light up the world.
— Rebecca Campbell
 
 
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