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Finding your inner Goddess

Women gather to explore movement and fun with aerial silk dancing, yoga, climbing, skin care
Meditation classes are only one of the many workshops offered over the June 5-17 weekend at the Every Woman in the World Conference at the Westin Resort.

By Nicole Fitzgerald

What: Every Woman in the World Conference

When: June 15-17

Where: Westin Resort

The early registration deadline for the fourth annual Every Woman in the World Conference closes Friday, May 25 with more workshops and activities than ever to sign up for.

“Originally, the event was about being inspired by other women, but now coming into its fourth year it has grown to being more about what participants have received from the event. An incredible amount of inspiration comes out of that environment,” said event founder Kerri Carlson.

“The whole concept is to try new activities, to be healthy and active, and to become inspired and supported by other women during the course of the weekend.”

The girl power event, hosted from June 15 to 17 at the Westin Resort, gives women the opportunity to exercise their passions while at the same time discovering new ones in a supportive all-woman environment.

There is no shortage of things to do, with more than 44 workshops to participate in. Some classes get physical with acrobat aerial silks, hip hop, jazz, boot camp, climbing, mountain biking, Pilates, and belly, pole and strip-tease dancing. Other workshops work out the mind with action mapping, clearing the clutter, motivation makeover, emotional freedom technique, nutrition and financial planning. Some tune into the spiritual side of life with astrology, meditation, Korean hand therapy, reflexology and yoga classes of all kinds. The conference even hosts unique classes such as sign language and circus acrobatics.

“You can take as many or as little classes as you want,” Carlson said. “It’s all up to you… Our aim is to use physical fitness in a supportive setting to inspire women of all ages, shapes, and sizes.”

A number of conference packages are offered, with and without accommodation. The Keep It Simple package includes all workshops, the Friday welcome reception and Sunday lunch for $225.

The weekend of festivities also includes a welcome reception and Celebration of Movement evening dinner and silence auction. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Beauty Night Society and Dress for Success, both non-profit groups who work with Vancouver downtown eastside women.

To register for the Every Woman in the World Conference, visit