Recent CYA News
- ONLINE INSURANCE
- BUSINESS RESILIENCE SERVICES ( free to June 21)
- PROVINCIAL BUSINESS LINKS FOR REOPENING
- PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
- ONLINE INSURANCE COVERAGE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
- OVERNIGHT YOGA RETREAT REGULATIONS ONTARIO
- Free Toronto Yoga Show Passes
- Arthritis Research Foundation Fundraiser
- March 1-7 2016 International Music Festival
- Donate. Sponsor. Volunteer.
Recent Member Events
CYA is happy to announce that Hub International will now be offering the online insurance endorsement indefinitely.
For members that have already purchased the additional online coverage it extends for the duration of the policy; whereas for new applicants, as of Oct. 1 2020, may apply online via our preferred partners area on the members only pages. Cost for general liability remains at $150/m/annum; with additional endorsement for online at $10.00.
BUSINESS RESILIENCE SERVICES ( free to June 21)
This link has helpful information from the Canadian Business Resilence Services and is offering advice from accounting professionals to help negotiate application for loans to help struggling businesses and incentives to stimulate economic regrowth.
Business Resilience Service
PROVINCIAL BUSINESS LINKS FOR REOPENING
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
This link has helpful information from the Government of Canada about COVID-19
Public Health Services
ONLINE INSURANCE COVERAGE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing, members now have access to on-line insurance for the next 6 months. This applies to individual yoga teachers , studio's and school training. If you have more questions about our on-line specifications, please contact CYA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OVERNIGHT YOGA RETREAT REGULATIONS ONTARIO
TRAVEL INDUSTRY COUNCIL OF ONTARIO
Ontario’s travel industry is regulated. The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) is Ontario’s Travel Regulator and is responsible for administering the provincial legislation governing the travel industry in Ontario found under the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (the Act). TICO’s mandate is to ensure that anyone involved with selling travel in Ontario is doing so in accordance with the Act.
The Act defines travel agent as “a person who sells, to consumers, travel services provided by another person,” and a travel service is “transportation or sleeping accommodation for the use of a traveller, tourist or sightseer or other services combined with that transportation or sleeping accommodation.”
TICO has seen an increase in individuals and/or businesses whose primary purpose is not selling travel services (i.e. yoga studios, yoga instructors) engaging in the sale of travel services (yoga, wellness retreats) to consumers. These individuals or businesses sometimes engage in activities that may fall under the Act and require TICO registration. By organizing and offering the sale of overnight yoga retreats (transportation and/or accommodation) and collecting customer monies for these services without TICO registration or without proper affiliation with a registered travel agency, Ontario based yoga instructors may be considered to be selling a travel service and acting as a travel agent without TICO registration which is a contravention of the Act.
TICO has created guidelines designed to assist those who may be engaging in sale of travel services to better understand when registration under the Act is required. The guidelines can be reviewed at the following link, https://www.tico.ca/travel-professionals/resources-guidelines/special-interest-travel.html
TICO would like to inform Ontario members of the Canadian Yoga Alliance that overnight retreats can be organized as long as they comply with the guidelines provided. If you require further clarification on these guidelines or have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office. You can also obtain more information on TICO and its registration process by visiting our website, www.tico.ca.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY COUNCIL OF ONTARIO
PLEASE CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION
Anabel Andre, Compliance Officer
Tel: (905) 624-6241 or Toll Free: 1-888-451-8426 ext. 241
Fax: (905) 624-8631 Email: email@example.com
Free Toronto Yoga Show Passes
CANADIAN YOGA ALLIANCE is happy to offer free passes to the Toronto Yoga Show.
Please click here for your free pass.
You may keep the free pass on your phone and use it to get into the show.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 10:00 AM –
Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 6:00 PM EDT
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
Arthritis Research Foundation Fundraiser
Do yoga to beat arthritis!
Join us Sunday, March 5 for Power of Movement, the Arthritis Research Foundation’s annual yoga fundraiser.
A morning event consisting of interactive vendors, prize draw, live yoga music, snacks and drinks, and an hour and a half of specialized yoga (for all ages and abilities).
Be a part of this year’s amazing fundraising efforts as an individual participant or team member and earn amazing incentives from VIA Rail and HBC! Check out Power of Movement incentives for more details about the program. Can’t make it to one of our Event Day locations? Register as a virtual participant and think of us wherever you choose to practice!
POWER OF MOVEMENT
When & Where
Sunday, March 5
9 am – 1 pm
Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Whitby
See you on the mat!
March 1-7 2016 International Music Festival
Dear Divine Soul,
Warm greetings from your friends at Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, at the birthplace of Yoga --Rishikesh, India!
We are so excited to write to you about our 17th annual International Yoga Festival, to be held March 1-7, 2016. The International Yoga Festival is a world famous gathering of yogic masters, practitioners and seekers from all over the world, coming together as a family to deepen our practice and understanding of Yoga.
It is our great pleasure to present this opportunity for yogis and yoginis world-wide to travel to our ashram in India and enjoy classes in yoga from all the major lineages, including Kundalini, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Ashtanga and Kriya, as well as courses in Pranayama, Meditation, devotional chanting (kirtan), and Reiki by leading yogis in each field. Spiritual discourses on the yoga sutras, yogic scriptures and ancient Indian philosophies, such as Ayurveda and Vedanta, as well as cultural song and dance performances will deeply enhance the experience of yoga in the body, mind and spirit.
Our renowned festival has been featured in the international media by sources such as TIME magazine, the New York Times, CNN, CNBC, Vanity Fair and others.
Additionally, we have started a special program this year through which the first participant to register from each country will become that country’s official ambassador. This great honor will include special privileges, opportunities and a unique gift.
We are happy to invite you and your community to join us this March, and we would deeply appreciate your sharing the media materials attached to this message, to spread the word about our unique and exciting event. We feel very blessed to offer those with a penchant for holistic living, complete wellness and personal growth, the opportunity to be a part of our week-long festival.
In addition to the attached media materials, we invite you to visit www.internationalyogafestival.com to learn more about the week’s events and to register your participation. Please also enjoy our video about the International Yoga Festival and like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/InternationalYogaFestival.
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