COMMUNITY NEWS: Big Events Coming in April and May 2018

The Toronto Yoga Conference and Show is Back on April 12 – 14

This year, the Toronto Yoga Conference Celebrates its 12th year as Canada’s largest professional Yoga and Wellness event

From April 12 – 15, the Toronto Yoga Conference Celebrates its 12th Year as Canada’s largest professional Yoga and Wellness event. Master workshops will be held by some of the international yoga community’s largest names, including Koya Webb, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Tiffany Cruikshank and Ashley Turner.

The Conference started in the early ‘90s, before Yoga was as popular as it is today. Conference founder, Ruth Van Der Voort, noticed the yoga industry had a lack of regulation, which meant yoga teachers and practitioners weren’t able to assure high-quality and safe lessons. “A platform for development is essential in any industry,” says Van Der Voort, founder and director. “However, it’s especially important in an industry as unregulated as yoga where not enough people understand the anatomy and science behind a safe yoga practice,” Ruth explains.

Workshops held as part of the Yoga Conference are all curated by teachers with thousands of hours of yoga teacher training and decades of experience. Classes range from beginner lessons to advanced modules on specific elements of a yoga practice such as anatomy, adjustments and advanced poses, as well as specific areas like yoga for women, yoga for spirituality, yoga for children, yoga for mental health, yoga for people with limited mobility and much more.

Over the weekend of April 13 – April 15, The Toronto Yoga Show, Canada’s largest Yoga Trade Show, will take place simultaneously. Featured local teachers from top Toronto studios include Ahimsa, Body Harmonics, Octopus Garden. – Feature classes: – Prices for Class Hours range from $19.99 – $33.00 Last year had 35,000 attendees, and we expect this year to be even bigger – Over 300 of Canada’s largest Wellness and Yoga Brands – 20 Hours of Free classes from our world-class faculty – Free performances and demonstrations in our culture arts area – Free passes will be available in advance online in March, or $15 from April 12. For more information, visit:

Partners in Prevention: Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show – May 1 and 2

“Shifting Landscapes in Health & Safety” is the theme at Partners in Prevention 2018, Canada’s largest and longest-running health and safety conference and trade show. Partners in Prevention 2018 returns on May 1 and 2, 2018 at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, in Mississauga, Ontario.

The conference features two days of celebrated keynote speakers, cutting-edge sessions, workshops and professional development courses. New extended sessions on the impact of legal access to marijuana and its impact on the workplace and managing addictions: stress and mental wellbeing have been added to the conference program this year. A large and active trade show with over 400 booths features the latest in market trends, workplace products and services, and interactive experiences for the health and safety professional. Celebrated keynote speakers will include:

Tuesday, May 1 – Opening Keynote: Seth Mattison, Trend Spotter and Workforce Strategist. “The Future of Work Today: Insights from the New World of Work.” Lunch Keynote: Dr. Greg Wells, CTV Sport Science Analyst, Human Physiologist. “Eat. Sleep. Move.” Dr. Wells will discuss how to improve your health, fitness and performance using simple techniques that can make an incredible difference.

Wednesday, May 2 – Morning Keynote: Amanda Lindhout, Kidnap Survivor, Bestselling Author, and Journalist. “A House in the Sky.” In 2008, Amanda Lindhout traveled to Somalia. Early on in her visit, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road and held hostage for 460 days. Amanda now shares her message of forgiveness, peace building, human rights, and education. Lunch Keynote: Dave Carroll, Singer-Songwriter, ”United Breaks Guitars – The Power of One Voice in the Age of Social Media.” Wednesday’s closing keynote will look at today’s shifting landscapes in terms of the power of social media. After United Airlines broke Dave’s guitar in checked luggage, he was the first upset airline passenger to show how one person, armed with creativity, some friends, $150, and the Internet, could turn an entire industry upside down. He will share the global implications in the areas of social media, branding and customer experience.

Conference registration is now open. Participants can choose from two-day, one-day and trade show only (free with registration until April 13) registrations, as well as individual pricing for professional development courses. For more information or to register, visit or contact the WSPS Customer Care Department: toll-free at 1-877-494-9777 or

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) is a leader in providing impactful risk management solutions that drive lasting business success for our customers. WSPS offers unparalleled health and safety expertise, insight and solutions for creating healthy work environments where employees thrive and businesses prosper.

Spring Rejuvenation at Total Health 2018 – May 11,12,13

At Total Health, Magda Havas will be speaking on “Breast Cancer and the Role of Complementary Health Care”; for info on lecture times, visit:

The 41st Total Health Show (May 11 to 13 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre) is proud to announce another extraordinary line-up of international experts in the natural health field. In addition to the packed trade show floor, featuring over 200 exhibits devoted to a natural healthy lifestyle, and a gourmet, organic food area, 60 keynote speakers will present updated information on attaining peak health to the tens of thousands of attendees for whom the Total Health Show has become a must-attend event each year. Highlights this year include:

Oren Amitay, PhD, registered psychologist on mental health and children; identity issues, social media, bullying, and common misdiagnoses

Benjamin Fuchs, a pharmacist, nutritionist and cosmetic chemist on nutrients for brain health, Alzheimer’s, and dementia

Magda Havas, PhD, on breast cancer and the role of complementary health care

Cass Ingram on how to build your hormone strength with natural remedies and wild herbs

Antonio Jimenez, MD, Chief Medical Officer at the Hope4Cancer Institute on cancer and the Body-Mind-Spirit connection

Zoltan Rona, MD on the horrors of prescription drugs for kids and natural alternatives

Robert Scott Bell on recipes for neural regeneration and immunity

Jeffrey Smith, leading consumer advocate on promoting healthier non-GMO choices, the dangers of genetically modified food, and his new film Secret Ingredients

The Total Health Show is North America’s premier natural health show, bringing cutting-edge knowledge to Canadians from the leading innovators in the natural health field for 41 years. Over 15,000 visitors each year visit the show to sample new products, participate in debates, and meet leading innovators in the field.

Speakers at the Total Health Show are available for comment/interview.

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