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SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL 2019 SESSIONS LIST
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Thursday, March 14
 

8:00am

Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers • 15-Hour Program
Limited Capacity seats available

For many of us, the practices of yoga have changed our lives. That statement may seem dramatic, but it’s true. These practices teach us to turn inward, to pay attention, and to notice without judgment. They enable us to find balance in our bodies and minds, as well as develop our overall well-being. Because of those benefits, yoga is an invaluable asset for veterans who are coping with trauma-related psychological difficulties.Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga does not cure Post Traumatic Stress, but it has proven to aid in a veteran’s healing journey.Mindful Yoga Therapy is an Embodyoga® based, empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs. This 15-hour training program is for 200-hour certified yoga teachers and service providers.  Mindful Yoga Center also offers 200-hour teacher training.Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.


  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • The nervous system and using yoga as a therapeutic methodology
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran and military culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Post Traumatic Growth
Thursday, March 14th 8am - 5pm
Friday, March 15th 8am - 12pm
Saturday, March 16th 8am - 12pm
Sunday, March 17th 8am - 12pm
Held in the Auxiliary Gym at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona AZ 86336

Presenters
avatar for Chris Eder

Chris Eder

Director of Communications, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Chris Eder is a retired Air Force Veteran and a Power/Vinyasa/Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor. (Frog Lotus Yoga) His yoga journey began in 1999 after he encountered the joys of a pinched sciatic nerve, and a diagnosis of Adult ADD. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative... Read More →
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Suzanne Manafort

Executive Director, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Suzanne Manafort is the Founder and Executive Director of Mindful Yoga Therapy.She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch in the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga® Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty in both schools... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy programs are clinically tested and empirically informed.   Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) is the product of Suzanne Manafort, a yoga teacher with decades of experience, looking for a way to give back to society. She volunteered to work with veterans at her local... Read More →



Thursday March 14, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Auxiliary Gym

10:30am

Shamanic Wisdom Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an add-on experience for those who want to come early and dive in! To register for this experience please visit: https://sedonayogafestival.com/syf2019-pre-post-conference-immersions/

Enjoy a deep soulful walk within the embrace of Sedona’s red rock treasures and healing vortexes. Anahata will share practices of how to listen with reverent awareness to nature wisdom teachers, animal spirit guides and the 4 elements for guidance, perspective and presence. Re-establish your connection to the circle of life than holds us all. Entrain your heartbeat to the rhythm of Mother Earth again. Learn to walk on the land, in harmony and connected to all things as our wise ancestors once did.

Requirements & Preparation
Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.

Bring: Please wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes. Bring layers/protection/hat/sunscreen appropriate for the weather. Bring at least 2 liters of water and snacks. Bring a journal and pen. Bring a day-pack to hold all of these belongings. No Yoga mat is needed.

MEET AT AUMBASE SEDONA - 1225 W State Rte 89a, #201

For a ticket to this immersion visit: https://sedonayogafestival.com/syf2019-pre-post-conference-immersions/

Presenters
avatar for Anahata Ananda

Anahata Ananda

Shamangelic Healing
Founder of Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing Center, Anahata Ananda blends the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening. Shamanic Healer and Soul Guide, Anahata has guided thousands... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 10:30am - 2:30pm
Coconino National Forest

12:30pm

Sequencing Intensive: Complete Vinyasa Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an add-on experience for those who want to come early and dive in! To register for this experience please visit: https://sedonayogafestival.com/syf2019-pre-post-conference-immersions/

This workshop is for teachers and students who are looking to deepen their anatomical knowledge of yoga postures, while learning to create mindful and intelligent sequences. This workshop will help students/teachers gain a greater understanding of yoga anatomy and a heightened sense of body awareness. We will work on putting together sequences based on proper body mechanics and structural alignment as well as integrate and infuse energetic elements and spirituality into the theme of a class.

This workshop will inspire you to be more creative and intentional in designing and delivering the complete yoga class!

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

E-RYT, YACEP
Anton Mackey is a soulful vinyasa teacher who masterfully bridges the gap between the spiritual and the physical, weaving his knowledge of anatomy with sacred wisdom into every practice. Guided by the breath, students will encounter intelligent and creative sequences that create... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

Yoga Therapy Approaches with Ravi Singh
This is an add-on experience for those who want to come early and dive in! To register for this experience please visit: https://sedonayogafestival.com/syf2019-pre-post-conference-immersions/

If a client came to you with depression, anxiety, adrenal fatigue, migraines, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypothyroid…do you have the yogic tools to give them something that works beyond the generic approaches most yoga teachers draw upon? Of course we’re not doctors and as yoga teachers we can’t claim to diagnose or heal, but as an adjunct to medical treatment we want to be in a position to make a difference for people. In this workshop you’ll learn specific techniques for a wide range of ailments to improve the quality of your students’ lives and dramatically add to your professional palette.

Kundalini Yoga prompts the energy of energies to allow us to foster a relationship with energy itself. Let’s train ourselves to be conduits for the Universe to work through and raise our trajectory for optimal outcomes! We’ll do a profound practice together and gain powerful insights into the essence of the healing path.

Celebrated Teacher Ravi Singh has 45 yrs. teaching experience and (w/Ana Brett) is Author of 25 bestselling DVD’s and an incredible new book: Kundalini Yoga: Life in the Vast Lane. Ravi’s approach is powerful, poetic, motivational, majestic, and fun! He’s been called the “Teacher’s Teacher.” He recently participated as an advisor to the Yoga Alliance Standards Review Project on Teacher Training Qualifications. Ravi Singh is a 500 hr. E-RYT T. Trainer and can offer CEU’s for this event. If you have a prevailing condition Ravi will do his best to offer a protocol as an adjunct to standard treatment.

Presenters
avatar for Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Raviana Productions
Master yogis ANA BRETT and RAVI SINGH, are known as the lovable "rebels" of Kundalini Yoga because of their refreshingly non-dogmatic, user-friendly approach. Authors of a new book and 25 bestselling DVDs, this dynamic duo presents authentic Kundalini Yoga in their much loved cutting... Read More →



Thursday March 14, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Aumbase Sedona Yoga 1225 W State Rte 89A #201, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

3:00pm

3:45pm

Ganesha Puja
Presenters
avatar for Manoj Chalam

Manoj Chalam

Unique Arts
Manoj uses an entertaining story telling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. These days people call Manoj a spiritual stand up comedian but he often falls flat on his face and that keeps... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Outer Ring

4:00pm

The Conscious Groove
Presenters
avatar for Lemia

Lemia

Co-Owner, RaMa Holistic Care
Lemia is passionate about spreading the message of Love through Naam Yoga, Shakti Naam, Medicinal Essential Oils, Holistic Health, Live Music, and Kabbalistic Astrology. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Harmonyum Practitioner, Birth Doula, Singer/Songwriter and... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Kirtan Stage

6:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Violin Sound Healing Meditation - Rebecca Sabine - Nourish mind, body, and spirit with an immersive and transformational sound healing experience, guided by Rebecca Sabine, renowned violinist, meditation facilitator and Reiki healer. Mindful breathing, soothing violin music and reflective meditations inspired by the spiritual symbolism of nature will bring yogis of all levels to a deep state of connection to the earth.

Odissi Dance Performance with Revital Carroll - Odissi Dance originated in the temples of Odisha, India more than 2000 years ago as a sacred ritual to ignite transformation in the dancer and audience. Both a classical and a devotional dance form, Odissi is graceful, sensuous and expressive. The dance exquisitely portrays the beauty of the sacred feminine, and reflects the ancient spiritual motifs of India’s great tantric temples.

At this opening night keynote session, join internationally renowned Vedic spiritual teacher and award-winning author Acharya Shunya, as she shines the light on "Moksha' - an Awakened and Amazing State of Sovereign Consciousness, entirely achievable with Yoga. Yes, at SYF 2019, we are getting ready to soar into the open skies of inner freedom and unshackled, boundless liberated consciousness. Let us come together as individuals and as a conscious collective to Celebrate our Inner Freedom, with which we are Awakening the Consciousness of our Planet.  With mastery of ancient texts and yogic scriptures, ease of expression and  articulation of her own soul truth with spontaneity and joy, Acharya Shunya will transmit a  freeing and liberating ancient mantra at the conclusion of her talk, that will vibrationally suffuse SYF 2019 with wings and embolden, energize and encourages all attendees to through out the conference, from within. Do not miss this powerful, experiential and freeing key note talk on Thursday at 6pm.

Presenters
avatar for Lamont Goode

Lamont Goode

Performer, CYBERYOGA
With 62,000 Instagram followers and counting, Lamonte Goode -- more commonly known as just @cyberyoga -- is the Artistic Director, Founder and Creator of a type of movement that some would say defies gravity. “Cyber” is an acronym for Calisthenics, Yoga, Breakdance, Evolution... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Sabine

Rebecca Sabine

Founder, Violin Sound Healings
Rebecca Sabine, violinist/meditation facilitator, offers a musical guided meditation experience like no other with her Violin Sound Healings. The calming vibrations of the violin, along with her gently spoken visualizations, provide stress relief and an easily accessed state of deep... Read More →
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Vedic Scholar, Lineage Holder, Founder, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized lineage-based spiritual teacher who awakens health and consciousness with Vedic spiritual wisdom of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle. She is founder of Vedika Global, a wisdom school and spiritual community in California. Recipient... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with... Read More →
avatar for Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll

Founder, Shakti Bhakti
Revital Carroll is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Shakti Bhakti Ensemble and creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, Odissi Dance: Foundations, and Odissi Dance: Spins and Choreography. She is the co-author... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Sherab Shey Khandro

Sherab Shey Khandro

Sherab Khandro Sacred & Contemporary Art
Artist and philosopher, Sherab “Shey” Khandro's deepest wish is to nourish and inspire the hearts and minds of others through paintings, sculpture and philosophical reflections focused on art, spirituality and the experiences of modern life. Committed to living with an open heart... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Sabine Messner

Sabine Messner

Soul Purpose Wealth
Sabine Messner is on a mission to show seemingly ordinary professionals as well as extraordinary luminaries how to be in business with their Soul's purpose. Her new paradigm approach of Spiritual Entrepreneurship has liberated and empowered hundreds of lightworkers across the globe... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Kirtan Stage

7:30pm

Good Vibes: Using Sound and Vibration to Return to Your Home Frequency
Limited Capacity filling up

It is well established in the yoga tradition that everything in the world is in a state of vibration, including your body. Each of us have a natural vibration or what we might call our resonance or “home frequency”. When we are in a state of health, the body has good resonance. But if our vibration comes out of resonance we get disharmony or dis-ease. The goal of this class is to set up an environment in which you can return to your “home frequency” where you feel most balanced and clear. To guide you toward this home frequency we will use multiple tools from the yoga tradition: sound, mantra, mudra, asana, pranayama, and meditation. Musical Artist Jim Beckwith will accompany the class, and this addition of sound healing can help you drop into an effortless state of relaxation, unblock stuck emotions, and rejuvenate the cells of the body. You will walk away grounded yet flying high.   

Presenters
avatar for Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop

Owner, Psychologist, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Heartland Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her classes. She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating complex... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • What to Expect 10% Discussion, 80% asana, breath work, 10% meditation

7:30pm

Gratitude Meditation Sound Bath
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A guided journey of discovering the richest parts of our priceless existence. You can be happy right now. A gratitude practice will accelerate the healing processes of the body, calm your mind, and raise your vibration. This is very special and powerful meditation combining affirmations, nature sounds, tibetan bowls and other harmonic energies to bath you in a blissful state of appreciation for all that you already have but may take for granted. Discover for yourself that peace is within.

Presenters
avatar for Kathryn Remati

Kathryn Remati

Creator/Founder, Tranquil Me App
Kathryn's guided meditations have a deeply healing effect on the mind, body and spirit. Always a relaxing experience, she is a true master at leading even the most stressed to their center of calm. Raised in Australia, now based in San Francisco, she teaches at Kaiser Permanente and... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Ballet Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 100% deep relaxation guided meditation sound healing
  • Participant Instructions Please wear comfy clothes and cozy socks for lying down as the body temperature drops while in a deep meditative state. Blankets and pillows are welcome

7:30pm

Psoas release for heart opening
Limited Capacity seats available

Our bodies are a dumping ground for tension and stress. When we experience stress, tension, anxiety, or trauma, the body immediately goes into the ‘fight or flight’ response. The Psoas muscle (hip flexor) is directly linked to this primal instinct to protect. Under stress the Psoas contracts, becoming tight and short. Add to it the common movements of everyday life and various forms of exercise (cycling, running, hiking), the hip flexors are commonly the tightest muscle group in the body. This class systematically opens the group of hip flexor muscles, as well as muscles of the side body, allowing for greater ease in back bending, and energetic heart opening. Create freedom in the spine and calm in the mind. Release the hips and open your heart!

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

E-RYT, YACEP
Anton Mackey is a soulful vinyasa teacher who masterfully bridges the gap between the spiritual and the physical, weaving his knowledge of anatomy with sacred wisdom into every practice. Guided by the breath, students will encounter intelligent and creative sequences that create... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Crisanto Santa Ana

Crisanto Santa Ana

Founder, LiveFree Productions
Crisanto Santa Ana is a DJ and Music Producer hailing out of Orange County, California.  From DJing clubs to festivals and other conscious gatherings, Crisanto continues to spread good music and positive vibes.  He innovatively spins at major music & yoga festivals such as Lightning... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Main Gym

7:30pm

Kirtan
Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, sacred songstress, yoga teacher, and kirtan artist. She is loved for her rich, soulful voice, radiant spirit, and evocative, inspiring songs. Johanna’s devotional music springs from her roots in gospel, blue-eyed soul, mantra and world music. Johanna has studied chanting with kirtan artists such as Gina Sala, Shantala, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das and Ram Dass; voice with renowned improvisational jazz singer Rhiannon and Grammy award-winning gospel artist Isaiah Jones Jr.; and songwriting with the mother of women’s music Chris Williamson. She holds a BS degree in Women’s Studies with a focus in improvisational and musical theater and is also an advanced registered yoga teacher, with specialties in therapeutic, gentle, restorative, yin, and meditation. Johanna’s recent work includes collaborations with award-winning yoga teachers and artists such as Saul David Raye, Jaya Lakshmi, Govindas and Radha, Kia Miller, Shiva Rea, Sara Ivanhoe, Fantuzzi, Larissa Stow & The Shakti Tribe, David Newman, and Dave Stringer. Johanna’s kirtan albums, produced by Ben Leinbach and Hans Christian, feature luminaries such as Donna De Lory, Girish, Benjy Wertheimer, Bibi McGill (Beyonce), Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, Daniel Paul, and Gina Sala.

Presenters
avatar for Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, sacred songstress, yoga teacher, and kirtan artist. She is loved for her rich, soulful voice, radiant spirit, and evocative, inspiring songs. Johanna’s devotional music springs from her roots in gospel, blue-eyed soul... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kirtan Stage
 
Friday, March 15
 

7:30am

Plenary Session
Presenters
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Vedic Scholar, Lineage Holder, Founder, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized lineage-based spiritual teacher who awakens health and consciousness with Vedic spiritual wisdom of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle. She is founder of Vedika Global, a wisdom school and spiritual community in California. Recipient... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
Kirtan Stage

8:00am

Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers • 15-Hour Program
Limited Capacity seats available

For many of us, the practices of yoga have changed our lives. That statement may seem dramatic, but it’s true. These practices teach us to turn inward, to pay attention, and to notice without judgment. They enable us to find balance in our bodies and minds, as well as develop our overall well-being. Because of those benefits, yoga is an invaluable asset for veterans who are coping with trauma-related psychological difficulties.Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga does not cure Post Traumatic Stress, but it has proven to aid in a veteran’s healing journey.Mindful Yoga Therapy is an Embodyoga® based, empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs.  This 15-hour training program is for 200-hour certified yoga teachers and service providers.  Mindful Yoga Center also offers 200-hour teacher training.Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.


  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • The nervous system and using yoga as a therapeutic methodology
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran and military culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Post Traumatic Growth
Thursday, March 14th 8am - 5pm
Friday, March 15th 8am - 12pm
Saturday, March 16th 8am - 12pm
Sunday, March 17th 8am - 12pm
Held in the Auxiliary Gym at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona AZ 86336

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Manafort

Suzanne Manafort

Executive Director, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Suzanne Manafort is the Founder and Executive Director of Mindful Yoga Therapy.She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch in the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga® Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty in both schools... Read More →
avatar for Chris Eder

Chris Eder

Director of Communications, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Chris Eder is a retired Air Force Veteran and a Power/Vinyasa/Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor. (Frog Lotus Yoga) His yoga journey began in 1999 after he encountered the joys of a pinched sciatic nerve, and a diagnosis of Adult ADD. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy programs are clinically tested and empirically informed.   Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) is the product of Suzanne Manafort, a yoga teacher with decades of experience, looking for a way to give back to society. She volunteered to work with veterans at her local... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Auxiliary Gym

8:30am

Elemental Flow with Anton mackey and ADJ DK Strickler- Spiritual Thing
Limited Capacity seats available

Working with the wisdom of multiple yoga styles & spiritual paths, this class calls in the five elements to create a powerful mind, body & soul connection. Allow the Asana and pranayama practice to awaken the elements found within us all. Experience fluidity of movement; breathe into the depths of your truth; build heat to burn impurities; create a sense of lightness of body & mind; Root down and ground into Mother Earth and rise to meet Father Sky.

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

E-RYT, YACEP
Anton Mackey is a soulful vinyasa teacher who masterfully bridges the gap between the spiritual and the physical, weaving his knowledge of anatomy with sacred wisdom into every practice. Guided by the breath, students will encounter intelligent and creative sequences that create... Read More →

Sponsors
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SoulJour

SoulJour
Here You Are.Right on time, and exactly where you were meant to be.Look at you, relentlessly seeking your pure self, rocking your Truth. 
Living your best life, and inviting everyone you love to come along for the ride. 
Because HELL YEAH. The more, the merrier, right?You are... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Main Gym
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 100%pranayama 90% Asana 10% meditation

8:30am

Energize Chakra with Love, Joy, Peace, Compassion
Chakra is a Sanskrit word that literally means “wheel” or “turning”. These energy points can be visualized as spinning focal points that both receive and transmit energy. Through concentrating on your seven chakras, you are able to “spin” these points, thus moving energy to nourish your body and the environment. Chakras are the fundamentals to understanding the practice of Yoga. Energizing chakra with love, joy, peace, and compassion increases your energy. You consciously follow the physical direction to stimulate and balance chakras. The experiences vary to accommodate your need at that point in time. You align with Divine Consciousness in real time. You give permission to allow divine consciousness to meet you where you are in that moment. There is a broad and universal frequency that allows and encourages you to expand. The Divine Consciousness frequency then aligns with the needed healing, creating a customized healing experience. Imagine the potential within you to play in a protected and expanded space. In other words, there is direct healing, nurturing, and a protected path to personally expand in an infinite way, incorporating physics and higher vibrational realities!

Presenters
avatar for Amean Hameed

Amean Hameed

HealingPAQ Inc.
Amean is the founder of HealingPAQ, a non-profit educational foundation rooted in Divine intelligence and healing energy. Synthesizing the central concepts of Eastern and Western medicine, HealingPAQ promotes each individual’s unique connection with the Divine. Amean has cultivated... Read More →

Artists


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Classroom E204
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 75% Meditation/energy healing 25% Discussion
  • Participant Instructions Bring Mat, and pillow

8:30am

LOVE YOUR LOWER BACK!
Limited Capacity filling up

To love your lower back, we will use the principles of Ahimsa and Satya, the 2 yamas, or guidelines, that do no harm and accept truth. After anatomical discussion, floor work and asanas are presented to experience this 'be kind to your spine' philosophy and practice, finishing with relaxation. Excerpts from the Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy book will be used, as well as a power point presentation to explain the intricacies of the lumbar/sacral connection, the very center of the body.

Presenters
avatar for Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Creator, Director, Lead Trainer, Move To Live
JoAnn S. Jones is an international movement educator, and author of The Vital Psoas Muscle, The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy, and Anatomy of Exercise & Movement. Over 50,000 of Jo Ann's books have been sold internationally in 7 languages.  She is a Full Professor of Kinesiology... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Practice Field Part 1

8:30am

Shakti Naam, Aromatherapy, + Live Music with TCG
Shakti Naam is a new form of yoga in the West, which has evolved to help with todays stresses and fast-paced, yet sedentary lifestyles. The teachings and techniques are not new, but rather taken from far back traditions of Sukshma Vyayama known as the yoga of immortality. It is a powerful yogic science that allows the body to heal itself,and therefore express its fullest potential. The practice of Shakti Naam looks and feels different than other forms of yoga , as it combines breath work, mudras, sound, asanas, mantra and mediation. It provides an almost immediate experience of new energies. New students usually feel this shift within the first five minutes of class. As we age, the life force within begins to deteriorate leaving us vulnerable to psychological and physical ailments. Shakti Naam causes the life force to flow through the body-removing blockages, cleaning and clearing. It promotes rejuvenation and clarity of mind and body. You become a radiant, magnetic being as it allows you to merge with and become the life force in action......want to try it? Raise your voltage and tune into your Shakti vibration with this transformational experience. Naam is the frequency that connects us as One. Get ready to chant, breathe, dance, and shift into your highest potential. With the guidance of the plants and the trees, this experience will send you to a mystical and majestic portal of the heart. Open and expand your entire Being with Shakti Naam Yoga set to the live rhythms of "The Conscious Groove", and anointed with the very powerful Wisdom of the Earth medicine. All Levels Are Welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Lemia

Lemia

Co-Owner, RaMa Holistic Care
Lemia is passionate about spreading the message of Love through Naam Yoga, Shakti Naam, Medicinal Essential Oils, Holistic Health, Live Music, and Kabbalistic Astrology. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Harmonyum Practitioner, Birth Doula, Singer/Songwriter and... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Kirtan Stage
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Shakti Naam Yoga
  • CEU's Aromatherapy., Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 40% Pranayama (with and without movement) 30% Dynamic Movement or Dance 10% Vibrational Healing 20% Chanting Meditation
  • Participant Instructions Bring water, a mat, a pillow for meditation if needed, and a smile. : )

8:30am

Embrace the Path of Non-Attached Actions and Relationships with Karma Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

The ancient science of Karma Yoga, first taught by Krishna in the Bhagwad Gita, compliments our physical Yoga practice of asanas, because it works on purifying our ego’s, especially, when we engage in the world, through our various relationships. It includes consciously adopting ego-less attitudes and initiating five egoless actions daily, that purify our minds and motivations. Once you begin to lead your life, informed by the ancient path of Karma Yoga, you will begin to see the magic of life unfold, and what happens when we no longer make it always about our small self and its uncontrolled desires. We become representatives of a greater intelligence working through us. We no longer seek to control outcomes. Karma Yoga actions are never selfish or self-absorbed. The only benefits our ego draws are satisfaction and peace of mind. We find all the blessings of the universe in our very own homes, relationships and daily interactions when we begin to alleviate the suffering of our cohorts on planet earth, and to nurture other forms of consciousness and existence. The essential ingredient of Karma Yoga is the attitude of non-control or non-attachment. This flowing, accepting, giving attitude reveals tranquility and great joy from within. Vedic master teacher Acharya Shunya shines the light on a timeless spiritual path, facilitating enduring affirmative transformation in consciousness and living joyfully in the present moment.

Presenters
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Vedic Scholar, Lineage Holder, Founder, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized lineage-based spiritual teacher who awakens health and consciousness with Vedic spiritual wisdom of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle. She is founder of Vedika Global, a wisdom school and spiritual community in California. Recipient... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Vocal Room

8:30am

Sanjali Sound Alchemy Journey
Bask in the healing vibrations of crystal & Tibetan bowls, flute, drums, gongs, vocals, mantra, a wonderful array of instruments, plus live looping. Prepare to journey into a deep state of bliss while the energies within your own inner landscape transform into higher frequencies of light and love.

Presenters
avatar for Sanjali

Sanjali

Founder, Bhakti Tribe Sedona
Valerie Sanjali Irons is an artist, sound alchemist, breathwork practitioner and kirtan wallah practicing in Sedona, AZ since 2014. She founded Sanjali Healing Arts in 2018, bringing all her modalities together. She is immersed in the world of sacred sound and offers private sessions... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Tog Chod: Tibetan Wisdom Sword Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Tog Chod is a practical method for developing mindfulness, self-confidence and clarity. Students experience an empowering “moving meditation” which transforms habitual thought patterns and give the mind clear focus. Described as being energizing and fun, at its core, Tog Chod is about discipline as well as physical and mental training. Executing the decisive movements of the sword, we become fully present, cultivating mindfulness. Thoughts — and our identification with them — are reduced. We begin to experience spaciousness and calm. The forms themselves, rooted in the Kalachakra Tsa Lung exercises and Yama Monk Dances, cultivate a particular energetic quality in the body enabling us to be alert and grounded even amid chaos. Students will learn a new and healthy method to manage stress and anger whilst cultivating self-confidence, courage and the ability to make quick, clear decisions.

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

Founder, Lu Jong ~ New York
For years a direct student of Tulku Lobsang, the lineage holder of these transformational Tibetan practices, Joelle Kelly was chosen as one of the first of a handful of teachers certified to teach Lu Jong in North America.She has since been selected by the Master as a Lu Jong Educator... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
Practice Field Part 2

8:30am

Vortex Experience with Marc Griffin
Limited Capacity seats available

Vortex Experience with Marc Griffin - note: this is a paid excursion. If your pass includes an On the Land experience go to "On the Land" (green) sessions and choose one. If you would like to add an excursion to your weekend please visit www.sedonayogafestival.com/purchase-tickets and register for a single excursion. 

Session Description: Learning how the vortex influences the body mind and emotions. Guided visual exercises to fully engage with natural setting, promoting the natural state within yourself. Some simple ceremonial practices can also be included. The tour will be moderate to mid range difficulty.

Bio: Mark Griffon has been providing tours and personal related services since his arrival to Sedona in 1993. My company name is Sedona Mystical Tours and permitted with the Forest Service.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.


Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
National Forest Service

8:45am

YOUR MONKEY MIND CAN BE A UNICORN
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will unpick your monkey mind programming. We will teach you how to stand back and observe yourself, how to step outside of your programmed perception and see things as they are. You'll learn how to observe unhelpful beliefs, unconscious reactions and ultimately raise your awareness. You can then override your conditioning, break bad habits and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour Who are you? Meet your ego How to observe the ego How to transcend your programming Beyond the Self How to access your higher intelligence

Presenters
avatar for anne sweet

anne sweet

Owners, Vibe Tribe Life, LLC
Mother and Daughter duo combine their hearts and their passions to create one dynamic yoga business. Anne Sweet and her daughter Mary Clare Sweet own Lotus House of Yoga Studios, Vibe Tribe Travel, High Vibrational Life Coaching, Namaste CBD and High Vibe Cafe they also run a highly... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Classroom D124

9:00am

The Science of Mindfulness
Limited Capacity seats available

We've all been told about the importance of slowing down the mind through meditation or another type of mindfulness exercise. Do we know why it's important or what is happening when we do?  Craig's logical mind wanted to know more about what is actually happening. This talk reviews that research.  Jammed packed from start to finish... We opening and close with powerful Visualization Exercises and in between, Craig walks us through a riveting exploration of recent science. Craig's presence on stage is entertaining and captivating.  In a fun and practical way, we will review several scientific studies completed over the past 75 years. These studies reveal a new correlation of data which exposes exactly what is happening in our bodies and our mind when we close our eyes to meditate.  Answers await. Let's review "The Science of Mindfulness."

Presenters
avatar for Craig Goldberg

Craig Goldberg

President, Holistic Health Science
I love to connect and talk about anything holistic or related to health and wellness. I've been immersed in this field for the last few years and enjoy learning, sharing and conversing about making today better than yesterday. HHS is focused on using sound to support the body's ability... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Craig Goldberg

Craig Goldberg

President, Holistic Health Science
I love to connect and talk about anything holistic or related to health and wellness. I've been immersed in this field for the last few years and enjoy learning, sharing and conversing about making today better than yesterday. HHS is focused on using sound to support the body's ability... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Classroom A107

9:00am

Courageous in all aspects. Meditation for Self Empowerment
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have a life vision for yourself? Is it full of optimism and opportunities? Or are you on the brink yet, hindered by a story that has kept you in a life holding pattern of self sabotage? Imagine the ability to see your triggers and catch them before they begin. Imagine your sense of self worth is full of confidence and support from your soul. Imagine yourself supported by the universe and grateful for every day. This is possible with meditation and gratitude. Join Leah as she will teach you two meditation practices. The first will align your body, mind and spirit with the power of your breath. The second will direct your energy for greater clarity, purpose and inspiration. Couple these practices with gratitude and you are sure to expand. Leah will encourage students to take home the practice of gratitude, whether it is by speaking, writing or visualizing. Ultimately the individual experience requires the act of doing the practice. Show up for this session. The ancient meditation practices taught are for those individuals who are ready to release fear and expand their life vision.

Presenters
avatar for Leah Kinsella

Leah Kinsella

Meditation Coach, Leah Kinsella
Friend, sister, teacher, and coach.  Leah has been teaching since 2007; a student of yoga since 2000.  She teaches from a place of dedication to the practice and has been fortunate enough to have high caliber teachers like Rod Stryker, Brent Anderson and Sally Kempton   Leah is... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Performing Arts Room

9:00am

Uniquely You - A Practice of Gratitude for Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Your life is connected in an unbroken thread that reaches back to the beginning of life on Earth 3 billion years ago, and your life is connected with all living things. The air we breathe is refreshed by the green plants of Earth, who use the Sun's energy to build the building blocks of our food from the substance of our exhale. Every breath we take is an intimate connection to the natural world that sustains all life on Earth. As we recognize our interdependence with other life, we marvel in our utter uniqueness - there has never been and never will be another being exactly like us. We joyfully immerse ourselves in connectedness to Life as we experience this uplifting asana and meditation practice of gratitude for the gift of life.

Presenters
avatar for Galen Tromble

Galen Tromble

Founder, ClimateYogi
Galen Tromble (e-RYT 200) believes in the transformative power of yoga to help us learn who we are, and relate to the world with positivity and gratitude for the gift of being alive. Galen began yoga in a search for a more positive way of living and found a transformative life practice... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Classroom E201

9:00am

Accessibility and Adaptive Yoga
Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

Author, IAYT -C, Ayurvedic Health Educator and Swami in the Kriya lineage, Swami Nibhrtananda
As a female Swami in an unbroken line of spiritual teachers, I teach the wisdom of Kriya Yoga from a feminine perspective. I started yoga at an early age and have witnessed first hand how yoga in the 'gravitational field' can challenge us. Many people 'give up' practicing yoga because... Read More →
avatar for Liz Heffernan

Liz Heffernan

Soma Yoga Institute
Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a gifted international teacher, a certified Yoga Therapist and long- term practitioner.  She combines her in-depth knowledge of anatomically informed alignment with insights and practical wisdom gained from 23 years of yoga teaching & immersive... Read More →
avatar for Pauline Lucas

Pauline Lucas

Pelvic Health PT, Yoga Therapist, Women's Health Coach, Phoenix Yoga and Meditation and Mayo Clinic
"My life's work is to be a bridge builder-by sharing the wisdom of yoga with the world of conventional medicine, and the science of medicine with the world of yoga." Pauline Lucas is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist and Health... Read More →
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

E-RYT500 YACEP, Yoga4U LLC
Donna’s themed classes offer a unique fusion of alignment, anatomy, and strength while delving into the deeper meaning of Yoga. She specializes in modalities for healing in all levels, gentle, and specialty classes that target specific areas of the body or ailments. All of her classes... Read More →
avatar for Mindy Eisenberg

Mindy Eisenberg

Founder and Director, Yoga Moves MS
Mindy Eisenberg, MHSA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT is the author of Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body and the Founder and Director of Yoga Moves MS, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides small group adaptive yoga classes throughout southeastern Michigan and serves to educate the community... Read More →
avatar for Lori Edwards

Lori Edwards

Owner/Faclitator, EmpowerYoga
With years of experience and education in Child and Youth Care, Family Services and Mental Health and Addictions, the depth of my lived experience is the most valuable expertise I bring to clients, students, health care professionals and the yoga community. An expertise that is beyond... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
The Forum

9:00am

Activating and Energizing Your Inner Child with Sharon Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Activating and Energizing Your Inner Child  with Sharon Day

Session Description: Activating and Energizing your Inner Child  Svadhistana Chakra  The Center of Self-Expression and Joy    Strengthening and activating the 2nd chakra with sequences of flow and lots of playfulness to bring your inner child out to play.  Life for many is demanding and challenging but, by inviting laughter and movement to energize the adrenals and allow the water element to flow freely will create what I call “Spring Cleaning” to clear out our bodies after being in hybrination all winter.  What a wonderful way to bring your inner child out to play, hiking to the 2nd chakra of the land on the spectacular and powerful red rocks of Sedona with a beautiful yoga session leaving you feeling exhilarated and connected to Mother Earth. 

Bio: Sharon was introduced to Sedona Oct 1989 and has been a part of her life ever since. She has always been connected an inspired with nature and all living creatures coming from a long line of family psychics and healers. Introduced to yoga in early 1970’s has brought into her classes a wealth of knowledge filled with solid insturctions with a dose of humor. She is co-owner of Back To Earth Sedona offering quided sessions yoga, vortex, hiking, Reiki out on the powerful red rocks of Sedona.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.


Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
National Forest Service

9:00am

9:30am

Mantras and Manifesting Among the Red Rocks with Emily Killeen
Limited Capacity filling up

Mantras and Manifesting among the Red Rocks with Emily Killeen 

Session Description: Unlock your manifestation magic with mantras and movement and raise your vibration with the power of positive thought.  We will begin by centering; linking breath to movement to awaken and energize the body. Mindfully transitioning into our easy/moderate hike, breathing in the fresh air and connecting with nature. Each step allows us to find peace, serenity and clarity so that we can tap into our fullest  potential by truly envisioning what it is that we want to manifest. At the peak of the hike we will enjoy a short yoga practice with Epic views of Sedona's red rock formations. On the way down you will be encouraged to stay present and connected to mother earth moving quietly and carefully. We will finish our journey with a few more asanas (poses) and a 5 minute empowering meditation to leave you feeling inspired for what's to come!

Bio: Emily began her yoga journey finding it as another form of “exercise,” but after a short time of this new-found practice she began to experience the many other affects that yoga has on the mind, body and soul. In 2013 Emily received her 200RYT and was eager to spread the love! She’s taught at various studios and outdoor locations such as Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA and Lakefront parks in Madison, WI. She believes strongly in the healing power of nature and her favorite place to teach is outside among the elements. She is excited to be teaching locally in Arizona and recently opened Ananda Retreat, a Wellness Retreat/Wedding Venue here with her husband. In addition she facilitates Women’s Transformational retreats in Sedona at Sedona Sacred Rocks, a metaphysical B&B and is grateful for the opportunity to connect with her students on a deeper, more intimate level.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.

Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 9:30am - 12:00pm
National Forest Service

10:15am

Spirit of Sedona Chakra Flow and Skeletal Restructuring with Shari Flam
Limited Capacity seats available

Spirit of Sedona Chakra Flow and Skeletal Restructuring with Shari Flam

Session Description: This class is all about the release of any preconceptions about yoga, any limits we might feel that we have within yoga and the simple return to yoga as it was 6000 years ago, a journey towards and from the breath. We add the postures as an expression of our revelation of the breath as it lives with us in each moment.

Bio: Shari took her first yoga class in college at UC Santa Cruz. And it has been a practice she has enjoyed ever since. Her passion increased in focus in 2014. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher training from Mally Paquette in 2015 and has been teaching ever since. Her passions are the slower flows, restorative and chakra based yoga, always returning to the breath as her goal. When not working at Awakenings Studio you can find her doing yoga hikes in the beautiful red rocks.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.


Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 10:15am - 1:15pm
National Forest Service

10:30am

Yogis Behaving Badly: Yamas & Niyamas for the Billion Dollar Yoga Business
Presenters
avatar for Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios

Founder, LEVITYoGA
Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga video Gravity & Grace made Yoga Journal’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time” (2008). He is the founder of Manduka™ (1997), LEVITYoGA™ (2012... Read More →
avatar for anne sweet

anne sweet

Owners, Vibe Tribe Life, LLC
Mother and Daughter duo combine their hearts and their passions to create one dynamic yoga business. Anne Sweet and her daughter Mary Clare Sweet own Lotus House of Yoga Studios, Vibe Tribe Travel, High Vibrational Life Coaching, Namaste CBD and High Vibe Cafe they also run a highly... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
The Forum

10:30am

Hatha for Hips
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a Hatha Yoga class that is all about opening the hips; although some advanced asanas will be taught, Alissa teaches postures in layers so this class is well suited for beginner to advanced practitioners. Enjoy a fast-paced sun salutation and namaskar warm up. This will be followed by some deep hip openers, which will be held while practicing moving meditation techniques. Seal the practice in with breath and meditation to close out the session.

Presenters
avatar for Alissa Kepas

Alissa Kepas

Owner, Inner Peace Yoga School
Alissa Kepas is an experienced yoga teacher whose passion for the practice is palpable. She has been practicing yoga for over a decade and teaching for nearly that long as well. Alissa is highly trained with not one but two- 200h certifications (1st in Ashtanga Vinyasa & 2nd in Sumits... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tennis Court 1
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Intermediate
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • What to Expect 70% asana 15% pranayama 15% meditation
  • Participant Instructions Bring your mat and be ready to dive into our asana practice.

10:30am

Chair yoga – assistance, resistance and support
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Chair yoga is not an easy alternative practice. Like practicing using a wall as a prop, it can be a hard task master. It may however be a sensible prop for some people rather than getting up and down of the floor and make it easier and more accessible to practice yoga anywhere and in all stages of life.

Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

Author, IAYT -C, Ayurvedic Health Educator and Swami in the Kriya lineage, Swami Nibhrtananda
As a female Swami in an unbroken line of spiritual teachers, I teach the wisdom of Kriya Yoga from a feminine perspective. I started yoga at an early age and have witnessed first hand how yoga in the 'gravitational field' can challenge us. Many people 'give up' practicing yoga because... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Performing Arts Room
  • What to Expect 100% asana

10:30am

DEMYSTIFYING KUNDALINI YOGA
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop goes into depth, explaining the reasons why, in Kundalini Yoga, we use mantras (chanting), mudras (hand positions), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), and drishti (mental or eye focus). Each aspect of a kriya (set) can contain any and all of these practices, combining them to create a powerful tool for personal transformation and healing. Raminderpreet will then take the class through a full Kriya that links all these aspects, offering an experience of greater awareness, peace and connection to self and others. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice that was once considered secret before Yogi Bhajan brought it to the western world in the 1960’s. Come learn the science: the physiological, neurological, and psychological discoveries that empower us to create real change in our lives.

Presenters
avatar for Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart

Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart

Founder, Urban Yogini
Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart has been a Yoga teacher/therapist since 2000, focusing much of her efforts on learning and sharing the research and therapeutic benefits of Yoga through the classes and workshops she offers. While much of her work has concentrated within the cancer population... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom C104
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Kundalini Yoga
  • What to Expect 50% lecture/discussion (1.5 hrs) 50% asana/meditation (1.5 hrs)
  • Participant Instructions bring mat/sheepskin/notebook

10:30am

Earth Update: Shift Happens
Limited Capacity seats available

A casual, positive and uplifting presentation focusing on the good Earth news you will not hear in the news! We will touch on ancient prophesies, but focus more on how we changed many of the prophesies, from doom, gloom and “me” to Golden Age and “we”.

We will explore the New Earth energies and offer tips on how to not only survive but thrive and help co-create a New Paradigm on Earth. Teachings from a variety of disciplines and topics, we will clarify keys to the shift: yoga, meditation, integrity, compassion, awareness, overcoming fear and pain, integrating our shadows, emotional intelligence, moving from head to heart, and more. Learn how to recognize and overcome generational patterns, beliefs and false limits, and raise your energy vibration. We will include some gentle movement and meditation, but mostly this playshop is discussion and satsang / community.

Presenters
avatar for Roy Holman

Roy Holman

Owner, HHC
Roy Holman is author of two books: Healing Self, Healing Earth, and Poems from the Passionate Heart.  Roy has taught since pre-2000, and is a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Instructor, a Oneness Blessing trainer, and leads retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Bali... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Practice Field Part 1

10:30am

Teaching to Older Adults
Limited Capacity seats available

Exercise is a crucial part of healthy aging, and as a large percentage of our population are now in their 60’s, 70’s,and 80’s, it is imperative that they are offered low-impact exercise options to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A consistent yoga practice can reduce the risk of falls, increase flexibility and range of motion in the joints, increase strength and reduce stress as we age. As yoga teachers we need to be aware of the risks and contraindications for this demographic. In this 2 hour workshop we will look at some of the issues of aging and how a yoga practice can be adapted to accommodate this population, while still creating fun and functional classes.

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

E-RYT500 YACEP, Yoga4U LLC
Donna’s themed classes offer a unique fusion of alignment, anatomy, and strength while delving into the deeper meaning of Yoga. She specializes in modalities for healing in all levels, gentle, and specialty classes that target specific areas of the body or ailments. All of her classes... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom E204

10:30am

Deep Rooted- A Soulful Journey
Learn how to hug in your prana. Seal up the places you leak energy by getting deeply rooted in your whole being. This soulful vinyasa practice will help you experience a more awake state while breaking through old patterns. An awareness rooted in reality both inside and out. Lets support the spirit through mind, body and breath together.



Presenters
avatar for Marti Nikko

Marti Nikko

Yoga Teacher & Artist
A truly gifted teacher, Marti is known for motivating her students through her own passion. Fully certified in Yoga and the Pilates Method, and having worked in the wellness industry for the past 14 years, she teaches from a deep understanding of movement dynamics and the body. Keeping... Read More →

Artists
avatar for DJ Drez

DJ Drez

Sound Ambassador, DJ
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... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kirtan Stage

10:30am

Rejuvenation practices for Health and Vitality (Women only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Our vital energy is generated by our reproductive system and circulated through our body to nourish and harmonize our all bodily functions, thus maintaining optimal health and natural radiance. In this workshop you will learn simple and powerful techniques to restore your youthfulness, boost your immunity, and promote greater health and vitality.

Presenters
avatar for Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll

Founder, Shakti Bhakti
Revital Carroll is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Shakti Bhakti Ensemble and creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, Odissi Dance: Foundations, and Odissi Dance: Spins and Choreography. She is the co-author... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Taoist Yoga
  • What to Expect 20% lecture 20% discussion 40% activity 20% meditations
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook. pens, and a pillow to sit on

10:30am

Anatomy of Action
Limited Capacity seats available

Only a human being has the freedom to choose his/her actions! In this study of ourselves, we will learn the principles and techniques from ancient yoga texts which teach us how to make our choices objective and consistent with who we are. Once you understand the anatomy of action, your actions will lead you to success in all you do. Lecture, interactive discussion. Oh, and always a surprise!


Presenters
avatar for Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel

Author, Unfucked Code: Transform Your Relationships from Fighting to Uniting; Owner, Electric Soul Yoga
Eric Paskel is known for his rock ’n roll personality in the normally quiet world ofyoga. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage-family and child counselor,and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers since 1999,presenting at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Vocal Room

10:30am

Awaken Shakti - the Goddess archetype within you in your heroine's journey
Limited Capacity seats available

The pinnacle of the Goddess archetype is the Wisdom Goddess with side archetypes of the Mother and the luminous Devi. Discover the archetypes of Shakti within us as Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kali, Durga, Tara and Kwan Yin. Unleash this Shakti, within you as the creative power of the One that guides us through all aspects of life transitions and fully express our heroine’s journey to Self Actualization.

Presenters
avatar for Manoj Chalam

Manoj Chalam

Unique Arts
Manoj uses an entertaining story telling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. These days people call Manoj a spiritual stand up comedian but he often falls flat on his face and that keeps... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Portico

10:30am

The Gods & Goddesses of Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Through pictures and storytelling, learn about the pantheon of vedic gods & goddesses described in the ancient Sanskrit texts called Puranas, These deities represent universal archetypes associated with elements, planets, parts of the body, animals, colors and are celebrated in traditional pujas or fire ceremonies. This class reveals the vedic mythology of gods and goddesses as the inspiration of some traditional yoga postures unlocking some of the deeper experiences that can be found in the practices of asana, pranayama and mantra through understanding the deities. Lecture/Discussion

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

7 Centers Yoga Arts
Ruth Hartung began her journey into yoga in 1991 with the study and teaching of Kundalini yoga in Los Angeles at Yoga West. In 1994 she initiated in the Satyananda Saraswati lineage through the Bihar University at which time she was given the spiritual name of Sraddhasagar (Ocean... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom E201

10:30am

Medicine Wheel Sacred Ceremony - Sedona Vortex Journey
Limited Capacity filling up

Allow the sacred beauty and energy of Sedona’s most Spiritual vortexes to help potentiate your healing and awakening. Explore both Shamanic and Buddhist teachings of Spirituality and Sacred Wisdom. The fast pace of city life, modern technology and lifestyles of convenience have disconnected people from their natural rhythms and synergy with Mother Earth. It is time to recalibrate your heartbeat to the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Set your intentions and anchor your prayers into the Earth. At the Medicine Wheel, we you will explore the ancient wisdom teachings of the 4 Elements, 4 directions, 4 seasons and animal Spirit Teachers in the sacred experience involving surrender, connection, intention and gratitude. Experience the peaceful powerful energy of different vortexes and how to utilize those gateways to amplify your intentions, prayers, serenity and healing. Bring water bottles. Mobility on uneven surfaces without assistance is required.

Please carpool to this location! 

Presenters
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Anahata Ananda

Shamangelic Healing
Founder of Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing Center, Anahata Ananda blends the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening. Shamanic Healer and Soul Guide, Anahata has guided thousands... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Offsite: Amitabha Stupa 2650 Pueblo Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

In Repair: Using Yoga to Heal Addictive Behaviors
Limited Capacity seats available

At some point in our lives we’ve all encountered trauma, and while some of us have managed to process it and move forward without lasting implications, others of us have not. Unresolved trauma shows up in many forms, frequently in some form of addiction (to a substance or a behavior) and can also manifest physically. Yoga provides us all of the tools we need to repair the root cause of our addictions. We can learn to be gentle with ourselves, to stay present, to feel gratitude and to ultimately feel and heal. In this workshop you’ll learn some of the latest neuroscience about trauma, addictions and the brain, how yoga is becoming an accepted healing tool in cutting edge trauma and addiction therapy, and most importantly how you can use this to improve your life. Be prepared to explore movement (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana) with compassionate curiosity. This workshop is suitable for everyone, from beginners to experienced teachers who wish to learn about how to help themselves and others overcome addictive behavior and the effects of trauma.

Presenters
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Patty Williamson

Owner, instructor, Lizard Dreaming Yoga
Patty Williamson has practiced yoga and meditation for over 30 years and enjoys sharing the numerous benefits of a healthy, centered life. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified TRX Suspension Training Specialist, and... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
Classroom D124
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • What to Expect 30% lecture 60% asana & pranayama 10% meditation
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a yoga mat. A notepad and pen might be useful if you like to take notes.

10:45am

"Sacred Connections: Soul and Earth*Sound and Breath" with Kymberley Griffin
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

"Sacred Connections:  Soul and Earth*Sound and Breath" with Kymberley Griffin

Session Description: Experience the Divine connection between your Soul and Mother Earth through Sound and Breath. Kymberley Maajii Griffin will lead the group on a hike into the red rocks of Sedona. She will prepare our Energetic Bodies through meditation and breath work before you lay down and recieve. She will play the crystal bowls as well as tone, sing and chant while you release, reconnect and recall your Original Sacred Geometrical Blueprint.

Bio: Kymberley has been aware of the Dynamics of Energy Bodies since she was awakened in 1976. Her gifts of insight began at a young age. She was opened by the calling of Mother Earth and the turmoil of the Planet.  Kymberley sought answers and began visiting Spiritual Temples. She found and has since studied Astrology, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga and Nutritional health and wellness for over 40 years. She was called to heal herself and others through these arts and sciences. Her dedication to assisting and healing people as they themselves began to awaken and align with the incoming energetic waves has since remained her focus .

At 16 years old Kymberley hiked the Long Trail. She spent 45 days in the wilderness of Vermont, hiking 273 miles from end to end. She returned to Vermont a year later as caretaker on the Long Trail in the Green Mountains. As she cared for the Earth and the visitors who sought refuge from civilization, her connection and knowledge of life in the wilderness deepened. She moved to Vermont the following year, where she spent 30 years raising her 5 children on homesteads surrounded by the untouched wilderness. Pure mountain air, clean mineral rich water, medicine from the woods, food and herbal gardens as well as raising live stock and bees were the hub of her Family. She chopped wood and carried water.

During this time, Kymberley continued her education. While raising her children, she acquired an associate degree in Environmental Science and went on to earn a Bachelors Degree of Biology with Honors as well as a teaching certification. While teaching Biology, Kymberley was pregnant with her 3rd son. It was during this time that she saw many young students suffering due the lack of family support. She decided to change careers and began massage and herbal school so that she could balance being at home with her children as well as fullfill her thirst for healing knowledge.

Kymberley became an Usui and Kundalini Reiki Master Teacher, studied Acupressure, Cranio Sacral therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Zero Balancing, Mayan Uterine Massage, Polarity Therapy, Brain Nuclei Therapy, Herbalism, Homeopathy, Essential Oils, and Flower Essences. She owns Sedona Healing Energy and is a teacher of Kundalini yoga. Her passion for Healing was full filled when she found sound healing and began working with tuning forks, Himalayan and crystal bowls. Kymberley began to travel in 2012 to Nantucket Ma, Sedona Az, and Maui Hi to share her gifts of healing and wellness.

Kymberley moved to Sedona Az full time in 2015 where she has connected with an amazing community of like minded gifted and talented Healers and Practitioners, who feel the calling to give in dedicated service to the people and the planet. She is deeply grateful and honored to offer her services to both the local community and to the visitors seeking answers through their Spiritual Evolutionary Growth.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.


Sponsors
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Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm
National Forest Service

11:00am

Surrendering into the Relationship Between Yin and Yang, Sun and Moon
In the story of Qi Gong, all Creation comes forth from a Oneness of Infinite Potential. To form Creation, this Infinite Oneness extends itself as three interrelating forces: Yin Qi (contraction), Yang Qi (expansion), and a divine intelligence that orchestrates the interrelating of these forces. But the story continues, for the Infinite Oneness and Creation then give all of themselves to one another to create all life, which includes you and I. We are this joining or interrelating between the Oneness of Infinite Potential (our consciousness) and Creation (our being or body). We are both consciousness and being-ness. This brings us to the practice of Qi Gong, for simply put, Qi Gong is the practice of interrelating or, in other words, the practice of relationship. The primary relationship within us is between our consciousness (soul or spirit) and our being (body). Another relationship within us is the interrelating taking place between the Yin Qi (moon) and Yang Qi (sun) forces that form our body. And then there are the relationships between the vibrational layers of our body. Because the Qi of Creation vibrates at different rates or frequencies, Creation has given us a multilayered body …… mental, emotional, energetic, and physical. All of these layers, too, are in relationship with one another. The purpose of the keys and principles handed down to us through the lineages of our practices is to remind us Who We Are and guide us in navigating these many relationships within us. As we work with these keys and principles, we start to remember that all of these relationships are orchestrated by the divine intelligence and power that is Creation. The practice is always showing us how to open ourselves to Her so that she may do her work (gong) through us. We are learning to let go of, and release our attachments to all beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that impede the flow within our internal relationships. In this way we open the pathways running through us that connect Heaven to Earth; that connect the Oneness of Infinite Possibilities to us and our world.

Presenters
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Lyn Dilbeck

Lyn has been a student and teacher of Qi Gong, meditation, and the Internal Martial Arts forthirty five years. Through his practice, he has come to know Qi Gong as a consciousconversation occurring between human beings and the intelligent power of Creation. In QiGong this intelligence... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Practice Field Part 2

11:00am

Body Love: Creating a Respectful and Kind Connection between Body and Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

The practice of yoga is to still the fluctuations of the mind. Yet to really settle the mind, we must begin in the body. The body can often feel like a “minefield” when we really drop into it, as stored in our tissues are “our issues”. Trauma, memories, and emotion are all housed in the cells of our body. Whatever your current relationship to your body, this class is designed to foster deep respect for the body and deep listening to its messages. Using pranayama, slow and mindful asana, meditation, and sankalpa, we will work on allowing the body to catch up with the mind.

Presenters
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Betsy Rippentrop

Owner, Psychologist, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Heartland Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her classes. She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating complex... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tennis Court 2

11:00am

Sound Healing for the Divine Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

Through the sacred sound current all things come and all things go. When we learn to move with and through this sacred sound current supreme healing is possible, on all planes of existence. This session is designed as an energy healing session through the specific use of sound as Healer. Rather than a concert or performance we create and hold space for massive energy shifts to move you into the direction of your best and highest good, through the Divine Heart of Love, where you can experience rapid transformation into Joy.

Exhibitors
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Sedona Crystal Temple

Spacious Grace: Conscious Healing and Sedona Crystal Temple
At age 18 I found myself very caught up in the hectic nature of life without tools to keep myself steady and grounded. I was blessed to attend massage school during that time where my study of the human body and relationship to energetics started to change the whole way I saw and... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ballet Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Sound Healing
  • What to Expect 15% Discussion 85% Sound Healing
  • Participant Instructions Please bring anything and everything for maximum comfort during the layout: cushions, mats, blankets, eye pillows, etc.

11:00am

Deepening Your Spiritual Practice Off the Mat - Vedic Sadhana for Self Enquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to deepen your spiritual practice off the yoga mat? While Sage Patanjali is renowned for the 8-step path of Yoga, there exist even older disciplines of mind purification from India that beautifully facilitate Yogic Sadhana. This class will introduce the Non-dualism (Advaita) based 9 Step spiritual discipline known as Sadhana Chatushtayam, that originated in ancient Vedic Upanishadic lineages, and was later systematized by Adi Shankarachaya in the 8th century. This cognitive thought-based practice remains relatively unknown in the west. For Yogis and Yoginis who struggle to maintain their inner equipoise or samatvam in daily life, these rich teachings provide a different pathway to purify the thoughts, make better life choices, and calm the ego. These practices support us to stay centered and focused on our spiritual goals, while participating fully and gracefully in the world. Ultimately this sadhana prepares us to receive Self knowledge as adhikari – qualified students of Jnana Yoga. Teacher Aparna Amy Lewis, a longtime student of Vedic scholar and lineage holder Acharya Shunya, and member of Veda Sarayu Sampradaya, will be sharing her lineage’s hidden treasure, the Sadhana Chatushtayam, as well as “spiritual case studies”, and her own journey of Self Enquiry as a student of a Vedic Gurukulam. For students who want to go deeper, copies of Aparna’s book Starting Your Spiritual Path (Jan. 2019) will be available.

Presenters
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Aparna Amy Lewis

Vedika Global
Aparna Amy Lewis is the Dean of the Vedic Spiritual Studies program at Vedika Global and a life member of her teacher Acharya Shunya’s Vedic Ecclesiastical Council. Aparna oversees ethical and cultural leadership for the community of member students, and teaches students as appointed... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Classroom A107
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 50% Information/Lecture 15% Meditation 35% Discussion
  • Participant Instructions Students will benefit greatly from bringing notebook and pen, as well as comfortable pillows and clothes for seated lecture and meditation. Textbook for further study available for sale after talk (card sales OK).

11:45am

Who's my Guru? Pointing to the teacher within
Presenters
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Arjuna

Arjuna is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda & the director of Yoga Sivananda, an affiliated-Sivananda Yoga Center in Gatineau, Quebec. He has tens of thousands of hours teaching experience and has been offering yoga programs in Sivananda centers & ashrams around the world... Read More →
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Lorenzo Hickey

Shape Shift World
Lorenzo Hickey has helped form 18 leading-edge startup companies. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & MBA from Pepperdine University, and experience growing an organization of over 20,000 employees, he is an expert at all facets of running a business.His company Shape... Read More →
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Kristen Eykel

Meditation Teacher, Sacred Circle Media
My personal journey into Energy, Yoga and Healing techniques began while I was still modeling, and taught me how to deepen my awareness and to own myself for the very first time. As a model, I was a commodity, but through my study, learned that I was a Spiritual being having a Human... Read More →
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Pete A Sanders Jr

President & Founder, FreeSoul.net
Pete A. Sanders Jr. is an Honors Graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with principle studies in BioMedical Chemistry and Brain Science. A 35+ year resident of Sedona, he is the author of Scientific Vortex Information and Access Your Brain's Joy Center (brain science discoveries... Read More →
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Sarah Platt-Finger

Ishta Yoga
Sarah Platt-Finger is the Co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, one of the top 7 yoga studios in Manhattan, with her husband, Yogiraj Alan Finger. Sarah is one of the most sought after teachers in NYC, and has created one of the most highly respected teacher training programs in the industry... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
The Forum

12:45pm

"The Shift" Transformational Workshop for the Mind, Body and Soul
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

“The Shift” a Transformational Workshop for The Mind, Body & Soul. Join Donny for this 60 minute workshop of self-development, self exploration and meditation to: Uncover what's been stopping you, slowing you down or keeping you stuck from the highest version of yourself Get crystal clear on where you want to go and how you're going to get there Discover the essential building blocks for developing a powerful vision of your true purpose Develop practices of mindfulness and self-love that are essential in our world today

Presenters
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Donny Starkins

Serve Big LLC
Donny Starkins is international yoga instructor, mindfulness teacher and life coach from Phoenix, Arizona. As a former Division 1 baseball player, Donny’s yoga journey started in 2005 by searching for pain relief after seven operations on his left knee. Fast forward to today, Donny... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Vocal Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Personal Development
  • What to Expect 50% lecture/discussion, 50% journalling/small group discussion
  • Participant Instructions Notebook/Journal and Pen, cushion/pillow

12:45pm

THE RHYTHM OF YOUR BODY
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fun experiential workshop Ken Matarazzo will lead you into deeper awakens of your internal sense of time and help you tap into the rhythm of your body. Ken will teach you simple and fun elements of the Hand Dance Method (created by master hand drummer Glen Velez) and the ancient rhythmic form of Konnakol (South Indian rhythmic syllables). Through gentle body movement and accessible rhythmic language you will explore your unique perception of rhythm within space and time and open up to the pulse found deep within your body! No prior experience necessary. Ken Matarazzo is a Boulder, CO based percussionist and teacher who has studied and performed on frame drums and afro cuban percussion since the mid 90’s. Some of his teachers include master drummers Glen Velez, Layne Redmond, John Amira and Jamey Haddad. Ken has collaborated with diverse artists, such as Jerry Joseph, Layne Redmond, Jim Matus and most recently Kirtan Leader Mike Cohen. Ken currently serves as faculty in the Boulder, CO based Kirtan Leader Institute and plays in The Shakti Groove.

Friday March 15, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Kirtan Stage
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 50% lecture/discussion, 50% practice (body movement and vocalizing)
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook and pad to record insights. No drums or prior experience required.

12:45pm

yoga recovery: a mind, body, spirit journey to wellness
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We all know someone who has been directly, or indirectly, impacted by addictions or alcoholism. As people, we have an innate need to bond and connect with one another. When we cannot do that, when we cannot connect to each other because of our circumstance, we’ve been traumatized, beaten down by life, mental unwellness, marginalization, whatever the cause may be, when we cannot connect with each other we will connect with something, anything, that gives us some sense of relief. And today, that isn’t limited to drugs and alcohol. We turn to shopping, gambling, sex, pornography, gaming, eating disorders, social media, whatever it is, to give us some sort of connection. And to complicate things, people 18 to 25 are reporting that they are incredibly lonely, despite their facebook friends and twitter followers. So where does Yoga Recovery come in? Yoga Recovery explores the heart and science of yoga, meditation and physical activity in recovery (yes, there are volumes of studies that validate yoga and meditation in recovery!) In this “workshop” flow we will see how our asana practice connects us to our physical self. This is the foundation to allow us to go deeper through meditation, to connect with our inner self, our true self, the Divine within. Our ability to really tap into our true self is essential if we are to connect, bond and love one another. . Together we will flow, we will meditate and we will connect with one another in a deeply powerful way. Participants will leave our practice feeling rooted, connected to oneself and to others, and deeply aware of the power of love within. This is a sampling of the 100 hour Yoga Recovery course that has been approved by Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education credits.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Schell

Carrie Schell

Founder, wellness inc. consulting
Carrie has been immersed in health and wellness since beginning her career as a one of Canada’s first licensed midwife twenty-five years ago.  Her career has evolved over the years with her doctorate studies, as author and speaker, work as a government health consultant, physical... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Classroom E204
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Beginner
  • Style Meditation
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 25% asana 50% discussion 25% meditation
  • Participant Instructions bring a mat

1:00pm

EmpowerYoga Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Although TCTSY employs physical forms and movements, the emphasis is not on the external expression or appearance (i.e. doing it “right”), or receiving the approval  of an external authority. Rather, the focus is on the internal experience of the participant. With this approach, the power resides within the individual, not the TCTSY facilitator.   By focusing on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY enables participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is compromised as a result of trauma. Elements of traditional hatha yoga  are modified to build trauma survivors’ experiences of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body.  In this workshop, you will be introduced theoretical underpinnings of TCTSY and the application of core components.   Lori shares her deep dedication and practice with many personal and professional anecdotes and testimonials. Be ready for interaction, discussion and some TCTSY practice. 

Presenters
avatar for Lori Edwards

Lori Edwards

Owner/Faclitator, EmpowerYoga
With years of experience and education in Child and Youth Care, Family Services and Mental Health and Addictions, the depth of my lived experience is the most valuable expertise I bring to clients, students, health care professionals and the yoga community. An expertise that is beyond... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom A107
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Yoga Teachers Only
  • Style Gentle Yoga
  • What to Expect 25% asana, 75% presentation/discussion. This tends to vary depending on the group. (Based on Professional Development workshops).
  • Participant Instructions Please wear comfortable clothing for some gentle movement. You will likely want a pen and notebook with a surface to write on.

1:00pm

Tog Chod: Tibetan Wisdom Sword Meditation
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Tog Chod is a practical method for developing mindfulness, self-confidence and clarity. Students experience an empowering “moving meditation” which transforms habitual thought patterns and give the mind clear focus. Described as being energizing and fun, at its core, Tog Chod is about discipline as well as physical and mental training. Executing the decisive movements of the sword, we become fully present, cultivating mindfulness. Thoughts — and our identification with them — are reduced. We begin to experience spaciousness and calm. The forms themselves, rooted in the Kalachakra Tsa Lung exercises and Yama Monk Dances, cultivate a particular energetic quality in the body enabling us to be alert and grounded even amid chaos. Students will learn a new and healthy method to manage stress and anger whilst cultivating self-confidence, courage and the ability to make quick, clear decisions.

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

Founder, Lu Jong ~ New York
For years a direct student of Tulku Lobsang, the lineage holder of these transformational Tibetan practices, Joelle Kelly was chosen as one of the first of a handful of teachers certified to teach Lu Jong in North America.She has since been selected by the Master as a Lu Jong Educator... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Practice Field Part 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Tibetan Yoga
  • What to Expect 90% asana 10% discussion
  • Participant Instructions Dress for movement, loose or athletic clothing. Athletic or flexible shoes. This is an active with full body movement. Bring something to drink. Wood practice swords supplied for the class.

1:00pm

Why Choose Yoga To Treat Chronic Pain?
Limited Capacity seats available

Living with chronic pain has become a common experience in this country. Allopathic medicine has taken aim at the issue, yet sorely missed the target while incurring staggering societal and economic costs. It is clear from the opioid crisis that our health care system needs to compassionately attend to the complex biopsychosocial roots of chronic pain. A deeper understanding of how our nervous system maladapts to morph acute pain into chronic pain is emerging. Mulitmodal solutions to the growing problem of chronic pain in society constitutes right action. Treatment rather than management of chronic pain is the new frontier. Yoga offers a time honored path for humanity to recognize and relieve suffering, so it is not surprising that attention is turning to how the practice can assist in treatment of chronic pain. Yoga is clearly a science of the mind that fully engages the physical mental, energetic and spiritual aspects of our being as instruments for our healing. Many students (and teachers) initially enter the practice of Yoga seeking relief from some form of chronic pain, as it is an embodied phenomenon. Why does yoga seem to help? We are witnessing an exciting new era of integration of the science and the wisdom traditions. Discover what the scientific community is learning about why suffering human beings through the ages may find what they are seeking when they practice this ancient art.

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl Van Demark

Cheryl Van Demark

Owner, Health In Motion LLC
Talk with Cheryl about her workshop entitled : WHY CHOOSE YOGA TO TREAT CHRONIC PAIN? Here is a short description: Many students and teachers enter the practice of Yoga seeking relief from some form of chronic pain. Discover what the scientific community is learning about why suffering... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom E201
  • What to Expect 25 % discussion 50% asana based breath movement experiences 25% mindfulness practices and meditation
  • Participant Instructions Mat, blanket or bolster, notebook and pen.

1:15pm

The Dark Side of Yoga
Presenters
avatar for Erin Byron

Erin Byron

Yoga for the Creative Soul
Erin Byron, MA is a psychotherapist, author, speaker, and enlightenment activist. She co-founded one of the first internationally-accredited yoga therapist training programs and leads retreats worldwide. Erin's mystical and meditative experiences began in childhood through her relationship... Read More →
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Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →
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Amean Hameed

HealingPAQ Inc.
Amean is the founder of HealingPAQ, a non-profit educational foundation rooted in Divine intelligence and healing energy. Synthesizing the central concepts of Eastern and Western medicine, HealingPAQ promotes each individual’s unique connection with the Divine. Amean has cultivated... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Forum

1:30pm

Yoga Moves MS
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will explore the joy of experiencing and teaching adaptive yoga for those with a range of abilities. Join Yoga Moves MS and learn how yoga can be adapted for any body.  With creativity and an open mind and heart, be amazed with what you can do as an adaptive yoga instructor and therapist to help those with MS and neuromuscular conditions.  We will experience an adaptive yoga session followed by discussion about the qualities of an effective instructor and session for students with movement challenges and neuromuscular conditions.  Learn the key ingredients to build a strong healing, empowered and active community.

From the Yoga Moves toolbox, traditional standing postures will be experienced in a chair and lying down on the mat. Seated poses that are commonly practiced on the mat will be adapted so that individuals receive similar benefits when they are practiced in a chair. A range of postures become accessible with the use of props such as chairs, blocks, blankets, straps, and the wall. Techniques to safely lower down from a chair to the earth and lift off from the earth to a chair will be included in our time together.


Presenters
avatar for Mindy Eisenberg

Mindy Eisenberg

Founder and Director, Yoga Moves MS
Mindy Eisenberg, MHSA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT is the author of Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body and the Founder and Director of Yoga Moves MS, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides small group adaptive yoga classes throughout southeastern Michigan and serves to educate the community... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Yoga Teachers Only
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect Meditation 10%, Asana 70%, discussion and brainstorming 20%
  • Participant Instructions Recommended: mat, 2 blocks, yoga strap and 1 to 3 blankets

1:30pm

Kundalini Land Excursion with Taylor Kurz
Limited Capacity seats available

Land Excursion with Taylor Kurz - note: this is a paid excursion. If your pass includes an On the Land experience go to "On the Land" (green) sessions and choose one. If you would like to add an excursion to your weekend please visit www.sedonayogafestival.com/purchase-tickets and register for a single excursion. 


Session Description:
Kundalini yoga is an ancient science that purifies the channels, strengthens the nervous system, brings endocrine balance, and sharpens the intuition. It is a powerful tool for everyone that endeavors to come into a palpable resonance of the frequency of truth, love, joy, and dharma. Access the experience of your full potential to feel lighter, brighter, inspired, more joy and vitality. Let's clear out out any density that may cause oscillation in moods, energy levels, and sense of purpose. If it is a challenge to be consistent with choices that promote the genuine best and highest for yourself, the reason is because the vast majority of what we do is based on our habits (many of which don't serve). We must de-hypnotize our programming through our attention, devotion, and discipline. We do this by consciously working with the breath, body, and psyche to make a substantive change in life. In bringing life force to the density, and keeping up with the practice, we realize the deep place of understanding and contentment that is always the undercurrent of our experience- even when life offers us painful or challenging times. This give us tools to keep up, therefore not give up, and see things through to the other side in grace. By changing the life force environment, the energy of creation, vitality, balance, and pure potential circulates through to de-hypnotize and reprogram the psyche, and thus, instilling an direct connection to the intuitive nature, and release the distraction to anything that pulls us out of our center. Navigate with ease and trust, experience why you have come forth in this life, purify stagnancy, uplift the heart, clarify the mind, stand with majesty, and realize this life is sanctified.

Bio: Taylor Kurz, Kirtan Gopal Kaur (E-RYT 200, RYT-500) has been a student of yoga since 2002 and is currently studying as an Ayurvedic Practioner with an emphasis in Pancha Karma and clinical yoga therapy. Taylor leads sadhana along side of being a coteacher in Seven Centers yoga teacher trainings. As an initiate into the Sivananda linage, she received her first 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher certification in Uttarakhand, India, in 2010. Upon returning to the United States, she had the honor of being a karma yogi at Seven Centers, to later study and complete their 200 hour Hatha program. Her studies continued with the center, completing her 500 hour certification, encompassing an Ayurvedic and therapeutic emphasis; this was followed by a 200 hour Kundalini teacher certification. Taylor is an outdoor enthusiast, perpetual student, plant and animal lover, hiking guide, chanter, and artist. Her passions lie in yoga, Auyrveda, plant medicine, Eastern Philosophy and Vedic Science, astrology, and somatics. The foundation of her classes, depending on what style is taught, are either Hatha-based, or Kundalini, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and Tantric Kundalini, as taught by Swami Satyananda Sataswati. She values sharing from her personal experience to bestow an integral, and Sattvic approach and discipline to practicing and teaching. In pursuit of sharing sacred knowledge and integrating the teachings, we can use this spark to illumine the brilliance of bringing balance to the physical and esoteric bodies. There is a cyclical interplay of working with the body to gain control of the mind and prana, to experience the unchanging truth that is within and without each of us eternally. She is honored to be both a vessel for the teachings, and a student of her students.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.


Sponsors
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Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm
National Forest Service

1:30pm

Embodied Posture Methodology
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Stacy & Dave Dockins for a short discussion and 90 minute flow style practice in which they will guide you through the Embodied Posture Methodology approach to postural alignment. If you are looking to design a practice that fits your body and supports life-long functional wellness, this class is for you. Embodied Posture Methodology, or EPM, empowers you to align yoga postures to best suit your uniqueness. Through over 25 years of studying the human body and teaching yoga, Stacy Dockins developed this innovative approach that integrates bio-individuality and long-term, sustainable functional wellness. Combining body awareness, science, and exploration, Stacy provides practical information you can immediately apply on your mat to get the most out of your practice. They will share their methodology of presenting postures as a collection of movement actions, enabling you to skillfully deconstruct and reconstruct them for your maximum benefit. Their exploratory cues will guide you to experience various sensations available in the posture so that you can use your mat as a vehicle for returning back home into your body. Whether you are a student or a teacher, EPM will show you how to critically approach postural alignment. Yoga poses will be more accessible and effective than ever before. Most importantly, you will cultivate the tool of Embodiment, the ability to tune in to what is arising from within your own body.

Presenters
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Stacy Dockins

Author-Embodied Posture:Your Unique Body and Yoga, Yoga Project School of Yoga
Yoga and mindfulness educator, Stacy Dockins, has dedicated over 25 years of her life to studying the human body and teaching yoga. Her immense understanding of the science and practice of yoga is supported by her Bachelor’s of Science and certifications in 500 Hour E-RYT, Corrective... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Classroom C104
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yoga Anatomy
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 25% discussion 75% asana
  • Participant Instructions Please bring everything you need for your yoga practice. Be prepared for 30 minutes discussion and 90 minutes asana.

1:45pm

Yoga Peace with Roxanne Wessel
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga Peace with Roxanne Wessel

Session Description: We will ride share in a festival van to our trail head where we will enjoy an easy walk, look, and listen. Amidst the walls of rock, history, and unique flora,& fauna, our new favorite spots await for us to immerse in the beauty and grandeur of our dear Sedona.    We will enjoy an expansive practice of Yoga Peace as we open, lengthen, & free our own inner sense through gentle warm ups, standing poses, hip openers, and photo ops.   Be cradled by the red stone, in full on nature, as we melt into a lovely relaxation with sound healing, In this time of Yoga Peace we are adding to the light of the world in cultivating peace on earth. 

Bio: “Joy to the World and Peace on Earth”, she says~ Roxanne is happy to share her fluffy light in bringing joy to the world. “It’s fun to acknowledge that experiences which create uplift & joy are, indeed, generating Peace On EARTh” She happily incorporates this peaceful easy feelin? Into her relaxing, expansive classes.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.



Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 1:45pm - 5:15pm
National Forest Service

2:00pm

Beginning Sadhana practice - a Yoga for Transformation journey
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga for Transformation can completely reshape the landscape of your life. From stress and fatigue to energized awareness and abundant creativity. From stagnation and feeling trapped in a loop, to that sense of finally breaking free to establish yourself in ways that have up till now, felt stuck at the dream or planning stage for far too long. Yoga for Transformation is a life practice, one rooted in the ancient science of yoga but integrated for a throughly modern approach. Where you learn to expand that space that you feel on the mat, and carry it forward into every aspect of your life off of it. Yogis, meditators and spirit seekers who desire to begin a practice or deepen one, learn how to imbue new concepts and ideas easily and simply into everyday life with only 5 minutes every morning. Learn techniques that assist you in peering behind the curtain of your limiting beliefs. Understand that these generate the very tendencies that you have used to create the experiences that drag you down. Learn to fortify your foundation, so that you can continue to build upon it forever, higher and higher because where you choose to go has no end.

Presenters
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Kristen Eykel

Meditation Teacher, Sacred Circle Media
My personal journey into Energy, Yoga and Healing techniques began while I was still modeling, and taught me how to deepen my awareness and to own myself for the very first time. As a model, I was a commodity, but through my study, learned that I was a Spiritual being having a Human... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Performing Arts Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Kundalini Yoga
  • CEU's Reiki, Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 25% discussion/ Q & A, 50% Practice 25% meditation
  • Participant Instructions Come ready to expose your blocks & rearrange your life. You will be in meditation and discussion, so honesty and a notebook & pen are a must! Dress comfortably and perhaps bring a pillow or wrap for comfort. Be prepared to imagine beyond your current limitations.

2:00pm

Awakening Your Heart by Grounding into your Essence
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience your mind, body and spirit connection through intuitive listening to your Heart. We will work deep into the core and beyond. Add new creative energy to your dance of life through this Kundalini Yoga & Meditation practice. This unique blend of breath, movement, stretching, inner focus and all 8 limbs of yoga will release your inner greatness for you to blossom and shine.

Presenters
avatar for Tracy Sukhdeep Huang

Tracy Sukhdeep Huang

Sukhdeep Tracy is inspired to build strong relationships and authentic partnerships within a conscious world community to uplift & serve others.  She is honored to be a KRI certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and to be sharing this amazing ancient science. By trade, she is an unique... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tennis Court 1
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Kundalini Yoga
  • What to Expect 50% asana 25% discussion 10% dance 15% meditation.
  • Participant Instructions Bring mat & pillow as needed.

2:00pm

The Unveiling
Limited Capacity seats available

Following years of study of Vedic Teachings, often one of the most profound remedies experienced under the instruction of a realized master is rarely accomplished. Experience the deep feeling of what occurs within the energetic body after it has long been well prepared for awakening. 
All levels and belief systems welcome.
Please arrive 15 minutes early as doors will be locked at listed start time.

Presenters
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Michael Brian Baker

Principal/Founder, The Breath Center
Just like you...a "still yet seeking" "somewhat seasoned" Sadika with tenure in the "Highest and Best Practices, Ethics, Morals, Code of Conduct" and Specific History of Pranayama Practices defining the "Anatomy of Awakening." The Breath Center is a highly visible, transformational... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auxiliary Gym
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Pranayama
  • What to Expect 75% discussion prep 25% demo
  • Participant Instructions bring a notebook, pens, mat, eye pillow, water bottle

2:00pm

Gain Confidence, Strength and Clarity in Your Life: The Yoga Mind and Body
Internationally renowned yoga expert, speaker, and author, Rina Jakubowicz, has recently published the book The Yoga Mind―a comprehensive and fresh resource for bringing the philosophies of yoga off the mat and into your life. We love to move our bodies, stretch out and work out in order to build strong and flexible yoga bodies. But without awareness of your other uniquely human equipments (your mind and your intellect), you will be vulnerable to the ups and downs of life, blindly following your impulses, desires and sensual attachments. According to the ancient teachings of yoga, we practice yoga for self-development or Self-realization. Regardless of our intention, we can achieve this only by discovering and working on the secret key to it all: building our intellects as known as The Yoga Mind. Presented in a clear, easy-to-understand format, this workshop will cover: - Core Principles of Yoga Philosophy essential to your life - Guided Meditations, Interactive Discussions, Games, and Activities to help you master develop your Yoga Mind. - Physical Poses to help you apply the principles into your practice and on your mat. You’ll walk away understanding how to make hard decisions, stop procrastinating, and take action. Obtain a happier and healthier life by finding the key; a strong Yoga Mind. It’s time to take control of your life!

Presenters
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Rina Jakubowicz

Founder, Rina Yoga
Rina Jakubowicz, founder of Rina Yoga, is known for her vibrant and uplifting approach to yoga by bringing movement, philosophy and fun to all, including Latinos and children. She is an international bilingual yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, and author. Her... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom E204
  • What to Expect 65%discussion with interactive activities 35% asana
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook, mat, pen/pencil and an open heart and mind.

2:00pm

Kriya Yoga: Purifying One’s Consciousness from Unconscious to Super-conscious
Limited Capacity seats available

Most human beings are governed by their unconscious, which is developed through the programming of one’s life experiences. Living in the unconscious inhibits us from experiencing insight and bliss in each moment of our living. In this class, we will explore ancient kriya techniques and learn how to integrate them into the asana and pranayama practice, leading us out of the unconscious and into a state of super-conscious, which is unbound and unlimited. Yogiraj Alan Finger will then offer tools for samyama: how to bring that inspired state into each moment of your living.

Presenters
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Alan Finger

Founder, Ishta Yoga
South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master Alan Finger began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father Mani Finger and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga. The ISHTA style integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation and healing... Read More →
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Sarah Platt-Finger

Ishta Yoga
Sarah Platt-Finger is the Co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, one of the top 7 yoga studios in Manhattan, with her husband, Yogiraj Alan Finger. Sarah is one of the most sought after teachers in NYC, and has created one of the most highly respected teacher training programs in the industry... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Kirtan Stage

2:00pm

LEVITYoGA – Intuition, Balance, and Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

We all share a desire for joy, and seek experiences that produce freedom, gratitude, and light-heartedness. When we realize this in our lives, our world is seen more clearly, our relationships we feel more authentically, and we learn more about ourselves through connection to others and the natural world. This workshop will awaken intuitive ways to find balance and softness in your practice, with an appropriate lack of seriousness, opening you to opportunities of Levity physically (lightness of being) and psychologically (lightness of heart) in the most refreshing and enlightening ways. This type of practice has a profound affect on your nervous and immune systems, allowing the fullest potential of your inherent natural healing abilities.

Presenters
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Peter Sterios

Founder, LEVITYoGA
Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga video Gravity & Grace made Yoga Journal’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time” (2008). He is the founder of Manduka™ (1997), LEVITYoGA™ (2012... Read More →

Artists
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Mixtress Hava

Inspired  by a love of music, dance and conscious community, DJ Mixtress Hava, has been igniting the hips and hearts of dance floors, yoga studios and festivals for over 15 years.  As the creator of Barefoot Ball Family Dance Party, House of Bliss and co-creator of Yoga Jam with... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Gym

2:00pm

Love Your Belly
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s start by clearing up some of the confusion around our bellies.  Many of us have been taught to hold the belly in or to work the external “cosmetic” muscles in order to get rock-hard washboard abs.  Healthy muscles are springy and elastic.  They have resilience and the ability to both contract and release.  Learn exercises to strengthen your deep internal muscles, support digestion, and stabilize your skeleton.    Embody the deep wisdom of Uddiyana, learning to draw the belly in and up, under the rib cage to release pain and tension in the low back.  Play with fun and silly Nauli, or “butter churning” and feel a deep massage and release in your abdominal muscles.  Heat it up with Agni Sara, pulling the fire of your pelvis up into your heart.  Brighten and relax from the inside out with sweet, soothing Agni Raj breath.  Abdominal exercises will be interwoven with asana practice to include sun salutations, standing poses, arm balances, inversions, back bends, and hip openers.  Variations and modifications will be offered and demonstrated for all levels of experience.  Practice working from your core, and movements will become graceful, fluid and easy.  Learn to love your belly!      

Presenters
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Sharon Dawson

Yoga Instructor, Yoga with Sharon
Sharon’s teaching springs from great gratitude and joy.  She began studying yoga at age 14 and has continued to practice asana and pranayama throughout her life. She loves the ecstatic feel of breath sculpting the body, and the connection yoga gives us to the pulse and beauty of... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tennis Court 2
  • What to Expect 80% Asana, 10% pranayama 10% discussion
  • Participant Instructions water, optional hand towel, eye pillow, comfortable, non- restrictive clothing

2:00pm

Resistance Therapy in Thai Yoga Bodywork
Limited Capacity seats available

Most bodywork is an example of an Active/Passive technique where the practioner is active while the receiver remains passive. Resistance Therapy, or muscle energy technique, is a manual procedure that involves voluntary contraction of a receivers muscle in a controlled direction, at various levels of intensity against a precise counterforce applied by the practitioner. Shifting to this Active/Resistant mode is very satisfying for the receiver and actually quite simple for the practioner! It is immensely valuable for achieving favorable results in Yoga and Vedic Thai Bodywork, but is little used or even taught. For example, ‘Twisting’ a receiver into Spinal Rotation Stretch, known in Yoga as Matsyendrasana, and then instructing them to ‘untwist’ as the practioner applies or holds resistance, provides the receiver with a gratifying and deeper experience in which they could not have expressed alone. What are these favorable results we can achieve? Increased range of motion, normalizing restrictions and improved circulation are just a few. Resistance Therapy teaches that a certain amount of stress and tension is necessary for our optimal balance. There is always some measure of holding in our muscular system when we are standing or seated, and imagine if we had no tension in our bladder or anal muscles, especially while we are asleep! This is another good reason to practice your Mulabandha as Resistance Therapy can also be self applied! Join David and Misty as we Joyously apply and surrender to our Resistant Nature, allowing our energy and spirit to soar! (Inspired by our Teacher, Mukti Michael Buck)

Presenters
avatar for David Tietje

David Tietje

Co-Founder, Thai Love Yoga
Suppose you knew that everything that happened to you was wonderful? Everything...without exception. If you believed that and told some people that you knew about it they would say "What's wrong with you? You know that everything that happens is not wonderful." Well, it is wonderful... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballet Room
  • What to Expect 10% Discussion 20% Demonstration 70% Partner Practice
  • Participant Instructions Yoga mats needed!

2:00pm

Working with Difficult Emotions
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone has had the experience of feeling controlled by strong emotions, which can lead to further difficulties. How can we learn to work with the wisdom inherent in these emotions without letting them do harm to ourselves or others? If we consider our own experience, we usually realize that trying to "control" our emotions doesn't help in the long run, nor does acting out based on them. In Vajrayana Buddhism it is said that emotions have the co-emergent properties of both wisdom and confusion. How can we learn to separate them so that we are using the wisdom without acting out the confusion? This session will give practice with several contemplative practices from Buddhist traditions to help us learn to work with our emotions skillfully. We don't need to demonize our difficult emotions, nor do we need to be controlled by them. The practices offered are powerful, and range in difficulty (over and above the inherent difficulty of trying to learn new emotional habits), but there should be something for everyone. Warning: These practices put us into direct contact with difficult and unresolved emotions, and this will not be the right space for helping people to cope with what may arise. If you may need more support than you can give yourself, please make a plan for that.

Presenters
avatar for Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Five Mountain Zen
Ven. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile, Ph.D., is an ordained Zen monk in the Five Mountain Zen Order and is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, and is professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. In his research career, he has authored over 100 peer-reviewed... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom D124

2:00pm

Discovering Your Dharma: A Discussion on the Bhagavad Gita
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the practical teachings of India’s most read scripture & the paths of yoga that aid intranscendence. Together they integrate balance into your practice and provide a guide for how to continue down the spiritual path with your unique constitution and beliefs. Karma – Action, Selfless Service, Heart Chakra Bhakti – Faith, Devotion, Mantra, Kirtan, Worship, Throat Chakra Jnana – Knowledge, Wisdom, Third Eye Chakra Raja/Ashtanga – Meditation, 8-Limbs, Crown The Bhagavad Gita has more commentaries written about it than any other book in the world. So rather than offer another narrative, this workshop is intended to help students of yoga by offering them tools to deepen their personal practice with information and experiences that support their understanding of yogic techniques. We will introduce the Mahabharata, India’s longest poem, of which the Gita is a part, and explain some of the historical and symbolic importance of the characters in this epic. Then, we will discuss the meaning of dharma and how to understand and apply it to our life. Finally, we will explore how these yoga paths can be and already are incorporated in our daily live will be supported though the practice of yoga postures, partner work, mantra and meditation.

Presenters
avatar for James Kapicka

James Kapicka

YogaJames
James Kapicka is an embodiment facilitator, yoga ambassador and Thai massage practitioner with a passion for bringing people together to play, explore and connect. He offers sacred yoga ceremonies intended to facilitate personal growth and collective healing through the unconditionally... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Portico
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 10% asana, 5% pranayama, 5% mantra, 50% discussion, 5% meditation, 25% interactive,
  • Participant Instructions bring a notebook, pens and any personal props

2:00pm

Yoga, Vedic Astrology, and 2019
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga and Vedic Astrology Vedic astrologer Sam Geppi will explore the connection between the sister sciences of Yoga and Vedic astrology. This talk begins with an overview of Vedic Cosmology and will touch on themes common to both Yoga and Vedic astrology, including Karma, the Yugas, the Chakras, the sacred number 108 and many more. We will examine important Sutras from the most sacred Vedic astrology text, which describes how (and why) Spirit takes form - as YOU and everything. We will also examine the (Western) scientific basis of Vedic astrology and all participants will leave knowing why and how astrology works - beyond just being told to just "believe in it". Finally, Sam will also discuss the year ahead and the big shifts we need to pay attention to this year. 

Presenters
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Sam geppi

Founder, Vedic Astrology Center
Sam Geppi (Sadasiva) is the author of "Yoga and Vedic Astrology" and "The Ascendant-108 Planets of Vedic Astrology". He is the founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science - which offers level 1-3 Certification programs in Vedic Astrology. Currently the Academy has more... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Vocal Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Beginner
  • Style Vedic Astrology
  • What to Expect 100% discussion
  • Participant Instructions bring notebook

2:30pm

Flow into Yoga Nidra
Limited Capacity seats available

In this special Flow into Yoga Nidra class, we will begin with an all levels vinyasa flow practice to move, connect to the breath, release tension and prepare the body for meditation. We will cool down with some gentle yin and restorative postures to slow down and ground our energy. Then transition into a healing guided yoga nidra practice. During this class we are targeting the entire body, from the physical to the mental and emotional. This is a fully well rounded, balanced practice that you'll feeling rejuvenated, energized and refreshed!

Presenters
avatar for Taylor Wray

Taylor Wray

Taylor Wray Yoga
Taylor is a yoga instructor who is passionate about creating an inclusive yoga community. She loves to share the yoga lifestyle, what it means to ‘live yoga’, and offers mindfulness tools to help others connect deeper to themselves and those around them. You can find her around... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336

3:00pm

Mats to Marches: activism in action
Presenters
avatar for Erin Byron

Erin Byron

Yoga for the Creative Soul
Erin Byron, MA is a psychotherapist, author, speaker, and enlightenment activist. She co-founded one of the first internationally-accredited yoga therapist training programs and leads retreats worldwide. Erin's mystical and meditative experiences began in childhood through her relationship... Read More →
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Swami Sankarananda

Founder and Steward, Divine Grace Yoga Ashram
I am a simple peace pilgrim. After having experienced the grace of inner peace, having lived with and been guided by great Yogis in the Himalayas, and having travelled the USA for nearly five years, now I have been asked to tend to this desert oasis named Divine Grace Yoga Ashram... Read More →
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Galen Tromble

Founder, ClimateYogi
Galen Tromble (e-RYT 200) believes in the transformative power of yoga to help us learn who we are, and relate to the world with positivity and gratitude for the gift of being alive. Galen began yoga in a search for a more positive way of living and found a transformative life practice... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Forum

4:15pm

Yoga Nidra + Sound Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

To begin the session, we will open with a centering pranayama (breathing) exercise. Then we will begin the Yoga Nidra session relaxing the body from toes to crown and then relaxing the mind with visualization techniques. Once the body and mind are at ease the crystal singing bowls as well as other healing instruments will be played to offer deep mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation.

Presenters
avatar for Alissa Kepas

Alissa Kepas

Owner, Inner Peace Yoga School
Alissa Kepas is an experienced yoga teacher whose passion for the practice is palpable. She has been practicing yoga for over a decade and teaching for nearly that long as well. Alissa is highly trained with not one but two- 200h certifications (1st in Ashtanga Vinyasa & 2nd in Sumits... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Sound Healing
  • What to Expect 50% meditation 50% sound healing
  • Participant Instructions Bring anything to make you comfortable and to enhance your relaxation experience: mat, pillow, blanket, bolster, etc.

4:30pm

Build My Life
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on the modalities we have discovered help each of us individually gain clarity on who we are and how we show up. Specifically the provide insight into our life purpose, life lessons, our personal design, how we are impacted by the moon cycles and our own given name.

Energetically we get to know ourselves from the “Inside Out” which we believe gives you a competitive advantage in how you show up for your relationships, in your business and the community at large. Learn more at the workshop.

This is the first step in building a sustainable business, enjoying the journey and being transparent with your clients. Specific modalities include Human Design, Lunar Astrology, Neimology, Hand Analysis and Clarity!

Presenters
avatar for Lorenzo Hickey

Lorenzo Hickey

Shape Shift World
Lorenzo Hickey has helped form 18 leading-edge startup companies. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & MBA from Pepperdine University, and experience growing an organization of over 20,000 employees, he is an expert at all facets of running a business.His company Shape... Read More →

Sponsors
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SHAPESHIFT World

SHAPESHIFT World
Welcome to....The SHAPESHIFT World where you have to Shift your Thinking to Shape your Life! SHAPESHIFT World was created to help individuals, couples, companies and communities elevate their awareness for themselves and others. Building a business today you have keep in mind the... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Classroom C104

4:30pm

Discover Your Human Design: Unlock Your Hidden Powers and Evolve Your World
Limited Capacity seats available

Human Design is a revolutionary Aquarian Age system enabling you to finally understand, honor and integrate your unique awareness so you can live a divinely guided life. Discover how this extraordinary system works and learn how you can make the best decisions every time, no matter how big or small. No more confusion, self-doubts, and self-sabotage! This is how we raise the consciousness on the planet and evolve humanity - by being true to ourselves.

Presenters
avatar for Sabine Messner

Sabine Messner

Soul Purpose Wealth
Sabine Messner is on a mission to show seemingly ordinary professionals as well as extraordinary luminaries how to be in business with their Soul's purpose. Her new paradigm approach of Spiritual Entrepreneurship has liberated and empowered hundreds of lightworkers across the globe... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Sabine Messner

Sabine Messner

Soul Purpose Wealth
Sabine Messner is on a mission to show seemingly ordinary professionals as well as extraordinary luminaries how to be in business with their Soul's purpose. Her new paradigm approach of Spiritual Entrepreneurship has liberated and empowered hundreds of lightworkers across the globe... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Vocal Room

4:30pm

After Awakening: Staying Awake
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you “awakened”? It’s happening for more and more people, coming to consciousness, beyond mere beliefs, as spiritual beings, as unique rays of the one loving light. It’s an awesome turning point in life and changes everything for anyone who experiences it. And it’s key to transforming our lives and our world.

Awakening can feel like a transcendent point of arrival, yet it is also the beginning of a new and humbling devotional practice: staying awake. In this session, we will explore what it means to stay awake and what it takes to do so. It is your ongoing awareness and healing of the subliminal energy patterns of outworn emotions and beliefs that is necessary to your staying conscious and free of those patterns and the drama it attracts. Awakening doesn’t automatically do this for you. Rather, just as asanas require attention and presence to your physical body, awakening empowers you to attend to and be present with your emotional and other bodies. Practice, healing and time bring mastery and more joy.

In a guided meditation, you will bring awareness to your chakras from the vantage points of awakened and un-awakened and receive a blessing for your evolutionary transformation.

Exhibitors
avatar for Barry Kerr ASTROLOGER and Kristine Gay, AWAKENING COACH

Barry Kerr ASTROLOGER and Kristine Gay, AWAKENING COACH

Owner, Choose Conscious Living ASTROLOGY
Barry Kerr has 40 years of experience as an evolutionary, soul-based astrologer. His clients include many yogis, doctors, psychotherapists and other professionals around the world. Using Western astrology, Barry's approach incorporates the eastern Vedic principles of reincarnation... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Classroom E201

4:30pm

Heal Neck and Shoulder Pain
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join master teacher, Cain Carroll, in this workshop where you will learn how to heal your own neck and shoulder pain naturally. Cain’s unique program uses gentle restorative exercises, breathing techniques, self-massage, and important adjustments to your everyday posture and body mechanics that will reduce repetitive stress and relieve chronic tension. Rooted in the time-tested practices of Yoga and Qigong, this effective system is based in over twenty years of research in therapeutic movement and self-healing modalities. In this workshop you will learn: - Mobility skills to restore pain-free range of motion. - Fluidity exercises to improve the functional strength and integrity of your neck and shoulders. - Posture & Body Mechanics: Important tips on how to support your neck and shoulders while driving, working on a computer, lifting, and sleeping. - Home Practice: A user-friendly method that empowers you with a deeper understanding of your own body, and the techniques you will need to reclaim and maintain the health of your neck and shoulders.

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

Founder, Clearbright Coaching
Cain Carroll, E-RYT 500 is an author and coach who teaches courses in radical self-healing and embodied spiritual practice. He has led classes and retreats in 15 countries and worked privately with top executives, elite athletes, doctors, and renowned artists. His work is inspired... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Classroom E204

4:30pm

Moon Cycle Asana
Limited Capacity seats available

Women have known since the dawn of time that we are connected to the moon, so why doesn’t our yoga practice reflect that beautiful cycle of energy? Let’s explore how to shift your practice from day to day, week to week, to follow the ups and downs of energy flow each month. Beginning with a basic overview of the progression of the Moon’s cycle, and how to chart it, we’ll then dive into what that does for your body. From the low and intuitive energy of the New Moon, to the high and powerful energy of the Full Moon, and back again, our bodies and the way they move directly correlate to this path of the Moon in the heavens. After we have established what the cycle of the Moon feels like without and within, we will then experience a mini yoga class of a number of different styles of yoga that can directly compliment that flow.

Presenters
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amy solara

Amy Solara is a certified 200 hr RYT Vinyasa and Buti yoga instructor, Healer, Mother, Witch and Priestess. She has been trained in the esoteric arts and the occult by master teachers from all over the world. Her greatest passion is aiding humans in rediscovering their inner Divine... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ballet Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • What to Expect 60% lecture, 40% demonstration with options to participate
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a journal, something to write with and a mat!

4:30pm

Buti Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Bizzie Gold

Bizzie Gold

CEOxFOUNDERxTEACHER
One of the world's top Personal Development + Wellness Experts, Bizzie Gold has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, E!, EXTRA, Home & Family, Bethenny, ABC NEWS and MSNBC to discuss her unique approach to sustainable transformation that has garnered widespread Hollywood praise (past... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Auxiliary Gym

4:30pm

Experiencing The power and heart of the White Buffalo and White Buffalo Calf Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

After attempting to make a homeopathic remedy from the frequency of a pregnant White Buffalo in Flagstaff, I discovered that the one I had made from her shed fur carried powerful highly spiritual frequencies. These were best transmitted during meditation. Their blessings and effects have amazed me and others. Many, including myself, actually felt the presence and blessings of White Buffalo Calf Woman, and an amazing peace and love opening the heart chakra. Since then I have told Her story (White Buffalo Calf Woman) and used the spray in many groups and ceremonies. In this session we will explore my story with Her, Her story, and then Her Essence with the special mist Essence that opens us to her magic. Everyone is blown away with the experience- even those who have never meditated. Her Essence also has strong healing properties for pain, and tight, sore muscles and joints. Spraying it topically makes certain yoga postures easier for those who have problems with them too. while best used during meditation, it can also be used for fussy children and adults out of sorts with their heart chakras! The presentation will include  a meditation with the Essence mist for everyone, ending with a healing for the planet in the true spirit of the White Buffalo and her message of unity and the healing of Mother Earth.

Presenters
avatar for Jana Shiloh

Jana Shiloh

presenter, Life Resources
Jana Shiloh MA CCH has lived in Sedona for 31 years. she has been practicing homeopathy and vibrational medicine for 36 years and has been meditating since her mid 20's. She supervised meditation and taught it at early Ram Das retreats, and lived in an Ashram for 6 years. She taught... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Classroom D124
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 30% lecture, 50% meditation, 20%discussion
  • Participant Instructions Mat and pillow if desired

4:30pm

Gentle/Restorative Yoga with Yoga Nidra
In this spiritually oriented yoga practice we find our center. Through gentle mindful breath and movement, followed by restorative yoga, we allow the body-mind to relax and release. Class closes with a 25 minute Yoga Nidra (guided supine meditation experience); a potent and ancient practice for directing our senses inward. Our essence is peace and ease…and through the passive opening of the body, and focused attention, we can experience this truth. Open to any level of student, this practice attends to the balancing of the Central Nervous System, aiming at homeostasis, where healing can happen. Our lives are often full of stimulation, chaotic noise, and long to-do lists, leading to whirlwinds of thoughts and concerns. In this mindfulness based practice we begin to re-train the brain to slow down, regain focus on the task at hand, and return to Presence. The gift of Being in the Now offers a release from anxiety, worry and stress…and this is where true Yoga exists.

Presenters
avatar for The Band of Now

The Band of Now

The Band of Now is more an idea than a group. Our focus is on sharing our gifts, Kirtan & Raja Yoga, with all who would receive them. And to recognize fully our equal-ness in our togetherness, and the power of co-creating when our focus is in the heart! Together we create as One... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Kirtan Stage

4:30pm

Mantras, Mudras, Malas
Limited Capacity seats available

A saying from the Vedas claims that "Speech is the essence of humanity." All of what humanity thinks and ultimately becomes is determined by the expression of ideas and actions through speech and writing. Ideas remain un-actualized until they are created through the power of speech. MANTRA are words or phrases repeated over and over again to bring about the vibration and/or resonance of action. Bascially, our thoughts become words, our words create vibration, that vibration creates our life. The simple, beautiful hand expressions called MUDRAS, play a vital but subtle role in the yoga tradition. There are hundreds of mudras, each meant to express or bring forth a quality state of mind such as fearlessness, strength or grounded-ness. They are believed to have a therapeutic effect, helping to restore and heal imbalances, eliminating excess tension, strengthening weak immunity and addressing aches and pains. What is a MALA? Malas are beautiful, they are the “yoga-bling” that yogis gravitate toward to “be a yogi”. The term mala is derived from the Sanskrit word “Japamala,” which is a string of beads used for prayer and meditation by Hindus and Buddhists (similar to the concept of a Rosary in the Catholic faith). The string is made up of 108 individual beads, which are used to keep count while chanting or repeating a mantra while meditating. The number 108 has spiritual significance and is considered sacred in the Hindu religion. The number 1 stands for God, the Universe, the Divine, or your Ultimate Truth; 0 stands for emptiness and humility in your spiritual practice; and 8 stands for infinity and timelessness. 1+8 = 9 which is an extremely auspicious number in numerology. The beginning and the end… rebirth. In this workshop we will explore simple MUDRAS for healing, MANTRA for prayer and connection, and MALAS and how they can support your practice. All levels of yogis welcome, enrollment includes a set of mala beads. Workshop includes a 90 minute Vinyasa practice, pranayama, meditation, mantra and lecture. Includes 60-120 minutes asana practice, followed by lecture.

Presenters
avatar for Dana Damara

Dana Damara

Creator, Dana Damara Evolution
Dana Damara is a Master Teacher and healer with Shaman roots. She began her yoga journey almost 20 years ago which has included working with prenatal women and new mothers, owning a successful yoga studio in the NW, writing and running Embody Truth Yoga School, creating Youth and... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Gym

4:30pm

Peaceful Warrior: Part 1 - Transforming Tamas in the Journey to Self
Limited Capacity seats available

Inspired by the ancient teachings of the Three Gunas, this practice will focus on the impact a Tamasic state has on our mood, emotions and behavior. Join psychotherapist and yoga teacher Thom Allen for a yoga journey through the path of self-study. By mindfully exploring the shadow nature of our beliefs through yoga asana interwoven with self-inquiry work, we gain insight, courage and access to our true inner self. Packed with modification options, this class is accessible to most ages and bodies. If you are ready to be inspired and transformed from the inside out, this empowering experience is for you!

Presenters
avatar for Thom Allen

Thom Allen

PranaDynamics
Thom Allen is a licensed psychotherapist in Texas and E-RYT 500 yoga instructor trained by his spiritual advisor Tej Monga with Namah Shivaya Yoga. For more than 30 years, he has been sharing a passion for mind body wellness through his company PranaDynamics.  Students enjoy his... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tennis Court 1

4:30pm

The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠: Cultivating Self-Compassion and Inner Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

Nityda has a unique way of creating a sacred space that feels safe for doing deep healing work within the asana practice. The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ integrates yin yoga and gentle vinyasa flow with somatic psychotherapy techniques, always from a heart-centered & trauma-aware space. In this practice Nityda will empower you to approach personal feeling states that you might otherwise reject, from a space of curiosity and compassion. This practice is intended to inspire new insights and evoke shifts in consciousness that support your healing and personal evolution, and connection to your highest Self. The asana portion of this practice is appropriate for all levels, including absolute beginners. We will integrate gentle vinyasa flow with longer yin-style holds and restorative postures with the use of supportive props. Nityda will guide you through internal dialogues and contemplative practices within the asana that are inspired by her training in Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems and EMDR therapy. This practice includes pranayama and meditation. Nityda is conscious of the common triggers for trauma survivors and so she always provides disclaimers and offers variations and differing options for those who may be triggered by breathwork and/or closing their eyes. Expect this class to feel like a combination of yoga and therapy and to be highly transformative.

Presenters
avatar for Nityda Gessel

Nityda Gessel

Founder/Owner, The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute
Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT (500), TIYT is a licensed psychotherapist, registered yoga teacher, and trauma-informed yoga therapist residing in Austin, TX. Nityda is the founder of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute℠ and the creator of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠, a healing... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Performing Arts Room

4:30pm

Transformational Movement with Hemalayaa + DTO: Yoga ~ Dance ~ Live Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Hemalayaa combines yoga, dance + live music by DTO to enhance your optimal health, radiant-self, and spiritual connection. Hemalayaa incorporates dynamic postures, free-form dance, positive affirmations, and energizing breath-work. Let’s recycle our negative thoughts and transcend them into powerful intentions for our lives. DTO of Buddha Music Group will amplify your senses through the frequencies of his album Nameless Energy. DTO will inspire your experience into a vibration-raising awakening for your soul. Our experience will invigorate and energize the brilliance of your purpose. Let’s turn it up!

Presenters
avatar for Hemalayaa

Hemalayaa

EMBODY Transformation Facilitator, Hemalayaa
Hemalayaa empowers thousands of people internationally with her unique blend of traditional and modern lifestyle programs, workshops and videos. She stars in numerous DVDs. She also hosts her own TV show, “BollyBlast”, bringing fitness to a whole new level of fun. Hemalayaa provides... Read More →

Artists
avatar for DTO

DTO

Musician, Buddha Music Group
DTO is an award-winning music producer, designing inspirational music that raises the vibrations of the planet.In 2013, DTO kicked off his career with a spark with his remix of “Love Me” by Grammy-nominated producer, StoneBridge.In 2016, DTO launched Nameless Energy, a yoga soundtrack... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Practice Field Part 1
  • Style Yoga - Dance - Live music
  • What to Expect 30% yoga, 30% Dance, 20% transformational Exercises, 20% lecture
  • Participant Instructions Bring a mat

4:30pm

Yoga, Self Inquiry and the Oracle
Limited Capacity seats available

Recent brain science has shown that we spend most of our time exploiting what we already know as opposed to exploring. Exploring is the realm of creativity, intuition and innovation. Are you ready to move, think and create in new ways? In this workshop we will explore our inner landscape with the sacred tools of oracle cards, yoga nidra and movement. All of our answers lie within us and these practices will help you to connect with your inner teacher.

Presenters
avatar for Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley

Sankalpa Shakti | Empowered Life
I have been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. My introduction to yoga was through the practice of Kundalini Yoga where I was fortunate enough to practice with Yogi Bhajan on several of his visits to Yoga West in Los Angeles. Being in the presence of this great teacher gave me a glimpse into the true power of Yoga. Soon after I was introduced to the practice of Hatha yoga and became passionate about sharing how yoga had changed my life with anyone... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tennis Court 2

4:30pm

Rise Up - Empowered Leadership & the Soul Path
Limited Capacity seats available

You are the one we have been waiting for. Together, weaving our Soul’s Divine Gifts, we are the answer to the challenges facing humanity and the planet. It is time to lead with integrity, authenticity and passion. It is time to dissolve fears, limitations and doubts. It is time to reclaim your power and shine your light. In this inspiring workshop Anahata will address what can sabotage greatness, practices for overcoming obstacles and next steps for cultivating your empowered leadership.

Presenters
avatar for Anahata Ananda

Anahata Ananda

Shamangelic Healing
Founder of Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing Center, Anahata Ananda blends the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman to guide profound journeys of core healing and spiritual awakening. Shamanic Healer and Soul Guide, Anahata has guided thousands... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Portico
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Personal Development
  • What to Expect 75% Lecture 25%interactive activity/guided meditation
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook and pen and be ready to Rise UP!

4:30pm

Wise Council Talking Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Wise Council Meditation and Talking Circle Includes, a guided visualization, explorative writing and sharing circle. Visit with your personal council that is available to you at all times. Bring questions to light through your own internal wisdom. Allow guidance through automatic writing and intuition. Experience a traditional sacred talking circle and the power of presence. *sharing is optional

Presenters
avatar for Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice Spiritual Counselor
As a contemporary Spiritual Counselor Eva inspires people to evolve through self-discovery, self-care practices, and Divine inspiration. Her compassionate, yet candid approach creates a safe space for clients to find their truth through Self Love. Eva’s insight, wit and easy-going... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Practice Field Part 2
  • What to Expect Meditation 50% Discussion 50%
  • Participant Instructions bring your mat

4:30pm

From Interoception to Performance and Back Again: The Trauma-Sensitive Turn
Limited Capacity seats available

Only a hundred years ago, traditional yoga instruction was transmitted orally, usually to one student at a time. The focus was on the psycho-spiritual realm, accessed through interoception: our natural talent for registering internal sensations. The instructor's role was to guide the student towards an awareness of feelings and perceptions, and how they can be channeled or shifted by posture and breathing. The early 20th century saw a colonial and technological shift to visual media as a primary pedagogical tool, and this changed everything. Demonstration and performance quickly began to dominate the teaching of physical yoga -- and the bodies doing it. Photography became a means of isolating, cataloguing and commodifying postures for mass consumption. Every citizen of Instagram knows all about how this can feel, whether good or bad. Or -- how it doesn't feel like anything, because visual epistemology overrides interoception. However: old ways are coming back through new (but also old) ideas. "How do these postures feel?" -- is once again becoming the dominant question, along with: "Is this functional, or is it aesthetic?" and: "Can I do yoga as though no one is watching?" The trauma-sensitive movement caps it all off by asking us all to consider yoga as a means for healing and restoring internal agency. Things these days seem to be looking up -- or in.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Classroom A107

6:00pm

Drumming Sounds Facilitated Ceremonial Drum Circle
Join us for an experience with music and ceremony that crosses the ethnocentric divide and brings us all closer to our indigenous heritage and ancestral medicine of sacred drumming in a FUN JUDGEMENT FREE ENVIRONMENT. You will hear stories of the power of group drumming and you will reconnect with the rhythm inside of everything connecting us back to source of energy.  This is not a Drumming Class but instead a beginner friendly facilitated experience with music. If you have not explored music as a wellness and ceremonial practice or the ability that every person has to create and transmute energy through music this is great opportunity to learn from one of the most seasoned drum circle communities in the nation. Drums and instruments provided or bring your own, all ages welcome. We will sing fun songs make up new ones and chant to the AIR WATER FIRE EARTH. 

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Ecker

Andrew Ecker

Owner, Drumming Sounds
Andrew Ecker  born from the Apache “NDE”   born to the Irish was brought to this earth plane as bridge operating in multiple cultural dynamics, this story of bridging people  has been apart of Andrew’s process for his entire life Andrew , considers himself firstly  a cultural... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Outer Ring

6:30pm

Fireside Chat with Tao and Robert
A match made in heaven.  Join globally celebrated yoga photographer and humanitarian, Robert Sturman as he sits down with his favorite muse, 100 years young Tao Porchon-Lynch as they enjoy a fireside chat as the Opening Keynote of Sedona Yoga Festival.

The talk will be inspirational and moving, as these two friends catch up and share some of their favorite moments together.

Robert will take us on an exquisite visual walk through history with our favorite centenarian, weaving in talks and anecdotes along the way from Tao herself, which will show a life full of love, leadership, art, Hollywood, dance and yoga.

Not to be missed.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Sturman

Robert Sturman

Artist / Photagrafia, Robert Sturman Photography
A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the foothills... Read More →
avatar for Tao Porchon-Lynch

Tao Porchon-Lynch

Yoga has always been a part of Tao’s life. Her uncle, who raised her, was a student and follower of Swami Vivekananda – who is credited with bringing yoga to the West in his famous speech to the Parliament of the World Religions event in Chicago on September 11, 1893. Tao absorbed... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Valerie Romanoff

Valerie Romanoff

Valerie Romanoff is a musician, composer, and producer of music to uplift the spirit.  Valerie travels around the globe creating musical environments and raising awareness of using music as a tool for healing. Her study of mind body spirit psychotherapy set her on a lifelong journey... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Kirtan Stage

7:00pm

Aparigraha: A Class on Letting Shit Go
Limited Capacity seats available

Aparigraha, the practice of non-attachment, is part of the eight limbs of yoga. Sometimes as we move towards our great intentions, we can be fighting change that is meant to occur by holding onto old patterns. Is there something we need to let go of that isn't serving us? Are we stubbornly holding onto the need to be "right" in order to stay engaged in toxic relationships with others or sellf? It's time to let that sh*t go! Bring a Journal, Open mind and Open heart as we flow and let go. There will be yoga, journaling, and joining in sounds bhakti and profane to help cleanse body mind and soul. Color pencils also encouraged if you want to cleanse in color! *Explicit language will be used to invite humor and release stress, Please know the intent of this language is solely to expell the grime of the heart...not to offend.

Presenters
avatar for Stefanie Tovar

Stefanie Tovar

President/Founder, Hanuman Homies
Stefanie began her yoga journey as a performing artist in the practice of Baptiste Power Yoga in 2004.  Stefanie travelled the world as a performing artist and found yoga gave her a sense of groundedness and solace, no matter where her work and suitcases took her.      While touring... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Gym
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • What to Expect 60% Asana, 20% meditation, 20% mantra, savasana, coloring, bubble blowing
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook and Pen...and Open Mind and Open Heart

7:00pm

RAVI Flow&Yin
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to Integrate the RAVI innovative heavy yoga blanket into Vinyasa Flow practice. Lori will take you through the benefits of weighted blanket therapy as she teaches you to move in a new way. RAVI is a next generation, patent pending yoga prop. RAVI is an assist in YIN, a ground in Restore, a focal point in Pranayama and a workout in Flow

Exhibitors
avatar for RAVI

RAVI

Triton Services, Inc. (RAVI)
What is RAVI? The RAVI is an innovative Heavy Yoga Prop and therapeutic Heavy Blanket all in one. Add 8.5 lbs of g-RAVI-ty to your Practice! HOW DOES RAVI WORK? RAVI calms through stimulating your sensory system. You interact with the world by sensing your environment – Sight... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Classroom C104
  • What to Expect 90% asana, 10% discussion - most of the lecture is woven into the yin poses.
  • Participant Instructions Bring a mat.

7:00pm

Restorative -Alignment Yoga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Relax as you practice with this 90 min class that will stretch, align and restore your body. This is a Restorative-Alignment Yoga practice that will use different asanas, the backmitra and breathing exercises to mindfully bring your body to healthy movement and posture. Feel how the gravity and weight of your body is replaced by the lightness of the posture; as you breath, relax and move deeper into the asana and embrace a balanced state of stillness and movement. The class balance between relaxation and stability. Safety and support are fundamental, as well as the discovery of the health, silence and movement of the spine. This is a 90-minute journey that will take you to mindfully move, realigned and reconnect with your inner self.

Presenters
avatar for Alba Antonieta Porras Hoyos

Alba Antonieta Porras Hoyos

Founder, Wellzense Health Studio
Health professional with 10+ years of experience in the fitness, health and sport industry; seeking to help in the transformation of people’s lives through promoting health as human beings' greatest wealth. Dedicated to promoting movement and breath as a therapeutic modality. Her... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Classroom D124
  • What to Expect 100%Asana

7:00pm

Crisanto Santa Ana - dance party
Crisanto Santa Ana is a DJ and Music Producer hailing out of Orange County, California.  From DJing clubs to festivals and other conscious gatherings, Crisanto continues to spread good music and positive vibes.  He innovatively spins at major music & yoga festivals such as Lightning In A Bottle, Shakti & Bhakti Festival, Lucidity Festival. Crisanto instantly transforms any party into a dancing marathon for all ages. His array of music selection is boundless, crossing musical genres as he intuitively reads what the crowd is craving for.  Crisanto is currently A Wanderlust DJ and working with world renowned music artist MC YOGI producing music in the studio and touring the globe


Artists
avatar for Crisanto Santa Ana

Crisanto Santa Ana

Founder, LiveFree Productions
Crisanto Santa Ana is a DJ and Music Producer hailing out of Orange County, California.  From DJing clubs to festivals and other conscious gatherings, Crisanto continues to spread good music and positive vibes.  He innovatively spins at major music & yoga festivals such as Lightning... Read More →



Friday March 15, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SPAC Lobby 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd

7:15pm

Breathe and Flow at the (silent) Disco
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Breathe & Flow at the (Silent) Disco
Headphones on. Volume Up. Breathe Deep.  Join YogaZo Founder & Yoga Nomad, Ashley Fathergill for Breathe & Flow at the (Silent) Disco.  This one-of-a-kind yoga experience will allow you to tap into your breath and follow your senses.  This class is a creative spin to Silent Discos that you see around the US at festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella.  This 75 minute class allows you to focus your thoughts, intention and breath onto your mat and your practice.  Through your headset (provided at the start of class) you will hear Ashleys instruction and music to hone into your physical movements through a vinyasa styled class.  This class is perfect for anyone who wants to try something new and get creative on the mat! All-levels welcome!


Presenters
avatar for Ashley Fathergill

Ashley Fathergill

Owner, YogaZo
Let me start off by saying "I Love Yoga". I started taking classes 9 years ago when I was having a hard time making friends in ABQ after moving here from Ohio. I left a life that I had spent 20+ years creating and the friendships were something I missed tremendously. I went to classes... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Ballet Room

7:15pm

Elevation: A Sound Experience
This sound experience with Davin Youngs will be a unique meditative immersion in healing sounds with the intention of elevating our collective vibration. Blending ancient and contemporary tools, Davin uses his voice, crystal singing bowls, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments to transport participants to a place of deep rest, growth and elevation. What makes this journey truly special is the subtle integration of electronic beats and emergence of music that reflects the wonder and beauty of the universe and the unique light within. To participate is only to receive. Davin guides the sound and vibration to do the work of the Cosmos. You will walk away from this subtle, yet powerful event feeling therapeutic, spiritual and restorative change. What happens during a Sound Experience? Typically a Sound Experience begins with participants lying down or finding a comfortable seated position, sometimes with a mat, blanket and eye mask. After a short guided meditation, sounds are slowly introduced and layered in succession, creating an ever-changing sonic landscape. Participants often find themselves move into a deep state of relaxation, self-exploration and discovery, stimulating alpha and theta brain waves. Like a Sound Bath or Sound Journey, this is an opportunity for extended rest (Savasana) while intentionally using the ancient medicine of sound to guide meditation and invite deep restoration and change. Why sound? Sound has been used for thousands of years as an aid in healing. Sound Experiences, journeys and baths create a container for participants to encourage personal vibrational change in the subtle and physical bodies. As the physical body is 60 percent water, humans are vibratory beings and incredible transmitters for sound. In these experiences participants utilize vibration and a process called entrainment to transform their emotional and physical landscape. The experience of entraining, or ’syncing up’ to healing instruments can slow heart rates and respiratory rates, leading participants into a restful and peaceful state, conducive for healing. Participants leaving with a deep sense of calm and rest.

Presenters
avatar for Davin Youngs

Davin Youngs

Singer and Sound Guide
Davin Youngs is a singer, teacher and sound guide based in Chicago, IL. His work spans from performative to healing and is intended to move all humans toward positive growth and change.  Davin creates one of a kind sonic landscapes using his voice, sound healing instruments, looping... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336

7:30pm

Yoga Nidra and Meditation for Unconditional Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

Ancient wisdom tells us that the key to our own healing lies within us. Amplify your own healing power by removing resistance and lethargy. Surrender into the grace, power and love. Prepare to be received by the Goddess Yoga Nidra. From this place of peace and stillness we will create a container of healing and send it out to our loved ones and the world. This class includes dynamic asana, yoga nidra and seated meditation.

Presenters
avatar for Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley

Sankalpa Shakti | Empowered Life
I have been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. My introduction to yoga was through the practice of Kundalini Yoga where I was fortunate enough to practice with Yogi Bhajan on several of his visits to Yoga West in Los Angeles. Being in the presence of this great teacher gave me a glimpse into the true power of Yoga. Soon after I was introduced to the practice of Hatha yoga and became passionate about sharing how yoga had changed my life with anyone... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Auxiliary Gym

7:30pm

Mike Cohen and The Shakti Groove - full band Kirtan event
Join us for a fun and interactive evening of sacred chant in an intimate setting. This Kirtan event will present original and highly accessible chants, connection with self/others/Divine, and a beautiful community. Kirtan will open your heart, calm your mind, and light up your soul! Kirtan (call and response sacred chanting) is fun and easy. No prior experience is required. Mike's top notch band features beautiful vocalist Dawnia Dresser, funky drummer Ken Matarazzo, and virtuoso cellist James Hoskins! Mike has released three critically acclaimed Kirtan albums, and in 2018 will release new music created with legendary producer Ben Leinbach. For over a decade, Mike has toured North America, offering accessible and potent Kirtan events in yoga studios, healing centers and at yoga/chant festivals. Mike lives in Boulder, CO where he is grateful to spend 100% of his time sharing Kirtan and training Kirtan Leaders.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen Kirtan
Boulder, CO based Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute and loves working with those who feel called to share Kirtan with others and possess big ambitions around personal development and contribution through Kirtan. Mike has trained and apprenticed hundreds of Kirtan... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kirtan Stage
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Beginner
  • Style Kirtan
  • What to Expect 100% chanting
  • Participant Instructions You may want to bring a mat, cushion or other seating material. Some will be provided by the festival.
 
Saturday, March 16
 

6:15am

Sunrise Sun Salutation
Limited Capacity seats available

The best time to do the sun salutation is in the early morning when the sun is between the anahata chakra (at the heart) and ajnachakra (between the eyebrows). Surya means “the sun” and namaskar means “bow or prostration.” In ancient times, surya namaskar was a bhakti, or devotional practice. It was practiced while repeating 12 mantras, thanking the sun for the qualities it gives, allowing us to live on this planet.

If we do the sun salutation when the sun is low in the sky, directly facing the sun, we will feel the sun directly touching the different chakras, awakening them. It can be a very empowering experience. The whole process becomes a give-and-take with the sun. It can be practiced with intentions and devotion. Each graceful pose connects us with the sun and moves the sun’s prana, or shakti, (energy) through our chakras to awaken our own inner energy.

The 12 postures in the Sivananda sequence performed while facing the low sun make sense energetically. In the first posture, pranamasana, we gather the sun’s rays in front of heart. In the next, hasta utthanasana, we can feel the sun entering our heart. In the third posture, padahastasana, we offer our breath and a bow to the sun as the sun warms our lower back. In the fourth, ashwa sanchalasana, we can feel the sun opening our throat chakra to sweeten our words. In the next, kumbhakasana, we line up with the sun, becoming a channel of light. In the sixth and ultimate pose, ashtanga namaskar, we have eight parts of the body on the earth with the manipura chakra (at the solar plexus) in the air to charge up our solar plexus. And in the next pose, bhujangasana, we feel the sun touching between the eyebrows at ajna chakra, opening our intuition.

In this workshop we will learn the 12 steps of the sequence and learn the connection with our own energy centers, see how they can awaken our spirituality with the use of mantras.

Presenters
avatar for Arjuna

Arjuna

Arjuna is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda & the director of Yoga Sivananda, an affiliated-Sivananda Yoga Center in Gatineau, Quebec. He has tens of thousands of hours teaching experience and has been offering yoga programs in Sivananda centers & ashrams around the world... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 6:15am - 7:15am
Main Gym

7:30am

Plenary Session
Get the daily for SYF, and enjoy some yogic inspiration with Acharya Shunya

Presenters
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Vedic Scholar, Lineage Holder, Founder, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized lineage-based spiritual teacher who awakens health and consciousness with Vedic spiritual wisdom of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle. She is founder of Vedika Global, a wisdom school and spiritual community in California. Recipient... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
Kirtan Stage

8:00am

Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers • 15-Hour Program
Limited Capacity seats available

For many of us, the practices of yoga have changed our lives. That statement may seem dramatic, but it’s true. These practices teach us to turn inward, to pay attention, and to notice without judgment. They enable us to find balance in our bodies and minds, as well as develop our overall well-being. Because of those benefits, yoga is an invaluable asset for veterans who are coping with trauma-related psychological difficulties.Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga does not cure Post Traumatic Stress, but it has proven to aid in a veteran’s healing journey.Mindful Yoga Therapy is an Embodyoga® based, empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs. This 15-hour training program is for 200-hour certified yoga teachers and service providers.  Mindful Yoga Center also offers 200-hour teacher training.Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.


  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • The nervous system and using yoga as a therapeutic methodology
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran and military culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Post Traumatic Growth
Thursday, March 14th 8am - 5pm
Friday, March 15th 8am - 12pm
Saturday, March 16th 8am - 12pm
Sunday, March 17th 8am - 12pm
Held in the Auxiliary Gym at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona AZ 86336

Presenters
avatar for Chris Eder

Chris Eder

Director of Communications, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Chris Eder is a retired Air Force Veteran and a Power/Vinyasa/Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor. (Frog Lotus Yoga) His yoga journey began in 1999 after he encountered the joys of a pinched sciatic nerve, and a diagnosis of Adult ADD. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative... Read More →
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Suzanne Manafort

Executive Director, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Suzanne Manafort is the Founder and Executive Director of Mindful Yoga Therapy.She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch in the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga® Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty in both schools... Read More →

Sponsors
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Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy programs are clinically tested and empirically informed.   Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) is the product of Suzanne Manafort, a yoga teacher with decades of experience, looking for a way to give back to society. She volunteered to work with veterans at her local... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Auxiliary Gym

8:30am

Introduction to Children’s Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Cyber-bullying. Peer pressure. Mental health issues such as anxiety and stress. These are just a few of the many challenges that today’s children are facing. Did you know that the children of the world need your help more than ever? Are you called to teach children yoga? Children’s Yoga in schools is becoming more popular and accepted in classrooms all over America. Ana Camacho-Hansen, author of Yoga for Big Hearts and Little Hands: A Handbook of Yoga Poses for Children, offers her experiences of teaching yoga to children from the ages of one to eighteen. Participants in this workshop will get an extensive introduction of how to teach children’s yoga. Ana Camacho-Hansen will cover age-appropriate yoga postures and mediation techniques, yoga games, peace curriculum and much more. Participants will receive practical lesson plans for children of all grade levels and ages. Ana Camacho-Hansen’s passion is to work with dedicated community servants in spreading peace curriculum in schools all over America.

Presenters
avatar for Ana Hansen

Ana Hansen

Yoga Instructor, Ana Hansen


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Classroom E201

8:30am

Kriya Yoga Sadhana – Cosmolize your being with mantra, yantra and tantra
Limited Capacity seats available

Kriya Yoga is an oral tradition and the power is in the practice and application of self-awareness and discipline.

Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

Author, IAYT -C, Ayurvedic Health Educator and Swami in the Kriya lineage, Swami Nibhrtananda
As a female Swami in an unbroken line of spiritual teachers, I teach the wisdom of Kriya Yoga from a feminine perspective. I started yoga at an early age and have witnessed first hand how yoga in the 'gravitational field' can challenge us. Many people 'give up' practicing yoga because... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Performing Arts Room

8:30am

The Yoga of Seeing ~ Mastering the Art of Yoga Photography with Robert Sturman
Limited Capacity seats available

Be the Model and/or Be the Shooter! Discover the secrets of how to make powerful, poetic images celebrating the beautiful art of yoga. Aspiring models and yogis: learn what it takes to get great pictures. Photography enthusiasts: learn about composition, balance, integration of the pose with the environment, connecting with the model, and much more. Come be the photographer, model, artist, muse--or all of the above. Bring your camera, phone, questions, and curiosity. Lecture with interactive photo shoots on location in the magical red rocks of Sedona.

In addition, Robert will be offering a few private sessions throughout the festival weekend in the gorgeous Sedona landscape. Contact info@RobertSturmanStudio.com for details, pricing and to secure a session. Class will begin in the classroom and then move outside for the beautiful afternoon light among the red rocks.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Sturman

Robert Sturman

Artist / Photagrafia, Robert Sturman Photography
A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the foothills... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Classroom C104

8:30am

Come As You Are: A Workshop to Empower You to Connect to Your Authentic Self
Limited Capacity seats available

The Tantric practice sees all aspects of life as a form of consciousness. Inherent in each being is a divine spark that is perfection at its essence. As we grow and develop, we lose that sense of connection to our most authentic self and believe that we have to become someone or something different than who we are internally. In this workshop, Sarah will create a safe space for you to start to look at that narrative of “not good enough” and apply a new paradigm using Tantric tools and techniques. Learn to welcome the present moment as it is, experiencing images, sensations, thoughts, and emotions not as barriers to pure consciousness, but as pathways to enhancing it. Accompanied by the soothing and harmonizing vibrations recorded by Aya and Tyler, this elevating practice will leave you intrinsically tuned in to your true self.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Platt-Finger

Sarah Platt-Finger

Ishta Yoga
Sarah Platt-Finger is the Co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, one of the top 7 yoga studios in Manhattan, with her husband, Yogiraj Alan Finger. Sarah is one of the most sought after teachers in NYC, and has created one of the most highly respected teacher training programs in the industry... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Figure 8 Chakra with Love, Joy, Peace, Compassion
Limited Capacity seats available

Figure 8 circulation to energize yourself with love, joy, peace, and compassion to increase your energy, health, and well-being. This technique further evolves and expands from session 1 “Energize Chakra with Love, Joy, Peace, Compassion”. You will still benefit practicing this technique if you miss attending Session 1. The Figure 8 is an amazing healing and meditation technique to intensify the energy of your chakra to enjoy a proactive life. You will stay supercharged to overcome your physical, emotional, and mental challenges. You can charge yourself when you feel drained just the same way you charge your cell phone when it is low in battery. This energy circulation technique is like the earth’s electromagnetic field that extends from the Earth’s interior out into the space. You can also extend your energy inward to keep yourself charged up and extend it naturally outward to your environment. It will increase your sleep time, keep you grounded and expand at the same time.

Presenters
avatar for Amean Hameed

Amean Hameed

HealingPAQ Inc.
Amean is the founder of HealingPAQ, a non-profit educational foundation rooted in Divine intelligence and healing energy. Synthesizing the central concepts of Eastern and Western medicine, HealingPAQ promotes each individual’s unique connection with the Divine. Amean has cultivated... Read More →

Artists


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Classroom E204
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 75% Meditation/Healing 25% Discussion
  • Participant Instructions Mat, and pillow

8:30am

Peaceful Warrior: Part 2 - Balancing Rajas in the Journey to Self
Limited Capacity seats available

Inspired by the ancient teachings of the Three Gunas, this practice will focus on the impact a Rajasic state has on our mood, emotions and behavior. Join psychotherapist and yoga teacher Thom Allen for a yoga journey through the path of self-study. By mindfully exploring the shadow nature of our beliefs through yoga asana interwoven with self-inquiry work, we gain insight, courage and access to our true inner self. Packed with modification options, this class is accessible to most ages and bodies. If you are ready to be inspired and transformed from the inside out, this empowering experience is for you!

Presenters
avatar for Thom Allen

Thom Allen

PranaDynamics
Thom Allen is a licensed psychotherapist in Texas and E-RYT 500 yoga instructor trained by his spiritual advisor Tej Monga with Namah Shivaya Yoga. For more than 30 years, he has been sharing a passion for mind body wellness through his company PranaDynamics.  Students enjoy his... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Tennis Court 1

8:30am

Yoga Rocks The Soft '70s
Limited Capacity seats available

Soft and delicious, need more be said? You will sing and your ears will ring with the cheesy goodness of the 70's. Peace could be reached in the Middle East with this playlist. Yoga Rocks is one of many signature classes of Eric Paskel, The Godfather of bringing real music to the yoga world. Come get a kick your asana kinda of class set to the classics of the hairy chest, gold chains, and handle bar mustache era. Done and done!

Presenters
avatar for Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel

Author, Unfucked Code: Transform Your Relationships from Fighting to Uniting; Owner, Electric Soul Yoga
Eric Paskel is known for his rock ’n roll personality in the normally quiet world ofyoga. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage-family and child counselor,and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers since 1999,presenting at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Main Gym

8:45am

Energy Psychology for Trauma - "Tapping for Relief"
Limited Capacity seats available

Emotional Freedom Technique is the best known of the anti-trauma techniques using energy psychology principles. The related Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) is simplified but both have strong research backgrounds. Dr. Wesch has applied both with over 5,000 trauma patients on active duty military and civilian settings. The Energy Psychology system are useful for self-care and helping others with trauma histories. The history and theories behind these techniques will be presented as well as the specific research evidence supporting these interesting tools.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Jerry Wesch

Dr. Jerry Wesch

Director, Sedona PTSD Recovery
Jerry Wesch, PhD is a clinical psychologist with over 45 years of experience applying integrative methods to chronic diseases, ranging from chronic pain to cardiac disease to HIV/AIDS. He directed the Warrior Combat Stress Reset Program, an integrative PTSD treatment program at Fort... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Classroom A107

8:45am

Anahata Chakra Yoga: The Union of Shiva & Shakti
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a journey in this kundalini yoga class using yantra (symbolism), mantra (sound) and asana (posture) to explore the world through the lens of the Heart center. In classical kundalini, the chakras represents an initiation or doorway into a state of consciousness that progresses from root to the crown. The combination of asana, mantra and yantra in a practice amplifies and accelerates the activation of Shakti in the Anahata illuminating what we have stored and offering a way to transform old patterns. As the 4th chakra, it is the bridge between the material and the spiritual worlds. Our evolution as individuals and collectively depends upon us understanding the partnership between two realms where balance, harmony and longevity exist naturally. It is the most useful and constructive solution to the polarity and divisiveness that permeates all of our relations currently.

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

7 Centers Yoga Arts
Ruth Hartung began her journey into yoga in 1991 with the study and teaching of Kundalini yoga in Los Angeles at Yoga West. In 1994 she initiated in the Satyananda Saraswati lineage through the Bihar University at which time she was given the spiritual name of Sraddhasagar (Ocean... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Ballet Room

8:45am

Hard Core: Centered and Strong
Limited Capacity seats available

Our core is literally the center of our being. It stabilizes the spine, initiates and affects all other movement in the body and is the seat of manipura chakra, our sense of self. When we are strong, balanced and centered in our core, we are strong, balanced and centered in our lives. This class will energize and invigorate you! Suitable for all levels and includes breathwork and asana.

Presenters
avatar for Patty Williamson

Patty Williamson

Owner, instructor, Lizard Dreaming Yoga
Patty Williamson has practiced yoga and meditation for over 30 years and enjoys sharing the numerous benefits of a healthy, centered life. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified TRX Suspension Training Specialist, and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Tennis Court 2

8:45am

Inhale the Good Sh*t
Don't you just love to feel good? Take it all in at this power packed class for all levels. Ashley will guide you through arm balances and inversions through a Vinyasa & Ashtanga rooted practice. This class is perfect for anyone up for a challenge and some lighthearted fun.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Fathergill

Ashley Fathergill

Owner, YogaZo
Let me start off by saying "I Love Yoga". I started taking classes 9 years ago when I was having a hard time making friends in ABQ after moving here from Ohio. I left a life that I had spent 20+ years creating and the friendships were something I missed tremendously. I went to classes... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Practice Field Part 1

8:45am

Ride the Waves - Kundalini Yoga w/live music by SUKHA
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, the ancient practice of Kundalini Yoga incorporates physical movement to strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system as well as breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras to help process emotions and feelings, release stress, and help develop concentration and discipline of the mind.

Presenters
avatar for Sukha

Sukha

Kundalini Yoga, Mantra Music, Kirtan and Meditation, Hummingbird Yoga
Sukhmani is a senior level Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher. SUKHA is an award winning mantra band comprised of Sukhmani, her husband Sukhman and world-class musicians. SUKHA exists to help people fall in love with the elevating effects and healing power of yoga and mantra meditation... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:45am - 10:00am
Kirtan Stage

9:00am

Japa Yoga - Path of Upliftment and Freedom
Limited Capacity seats available

The human psyche craves harmony and abhors disharmony or discord. This fundamental truth of each of us determines the course of our life, and we take on an expansive and happy life only when we find the state which is always harmonious. This highest state is called Yoga, union with the absolute Self (which when known within is also known without).

If we look at this craving and aversion around harmony and discord we see that it enters every aspect of life, and when we dive deeply within we see that it is vibrational - it is both the nature of sound and the nature of our thoughts. The entire science of Yoga is rooted in the understanding that the great Yogis, sages and seers have shared about the nature of these vibrations, and how to use them in order to uplift our life, from the depths of materialism to the heights of absolute Consciousness - Satchidananda - Existence, Wisdom and Bliss Absolute. Each aspect of this inner science of awakening fits together to uplift the vibrations that we call thought, and thus also our speech and our action.

Mantra Yoga, or Japa Yoga, is one of the most pure and direct methods of upliftment within given us. The simple act of chanting takes us out of our worries and cares, helping us to be present in the moment, with more joy, resilience and resource in our lives. Moments or ecstasy are typically experienced in chanting Japa and Kirtan, and the mind itself is re-wired, centering us more and more within the great peace. Kirtan has become very popular in the west, not so yet Japa (repetition of Mantra). In this workshop we will both explore the theory behind Mantra chanting as well as techniques, while we join together to chant various sacred Japa Mantras.

Presenters
avatar for Swami Sankarananda

Swami Sankarananda

Founder and Steward, Divine Grace Yoga Ashram
I am a simple peace pilgrim. After having experienced the grace of inner peace, having lived with and been guided by great Yogis in the Himalayas, and having travelled the USA for nearly five years, now I have been asked to tend to this desert oasis named Divine Grace Yoga Ashram... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Classroom D124

9:00am

Healing with Mudras
Limited Capacity seats available

The creative capacity contained in our hands is accessible to anyone. Mudras are powerful tools for healing, emotional expression, concentration, and expanding consciousness. They are an essential part of Indian Dance, Yoga, Taoist alchemy, and Buddhist meditation. Join me for a fascinating exploration of the power in your hands! Discover simple and potent ways to access your core being, transform body and mind, and bring a new element of beauty and devotion to your life.

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

Founder, Clearbright Coaching
Cain Carroll, E-RYT 500 is an author and coach who teaches courses in radical self-healing and embodied spiritual practice. He has led classes and retreats in 15 countries and worked privately with top executives, elite athletes, doctors, and renowned artists. His work is inspired... Read More →
avatar for Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll

Founder, Shakti Bhakti
Revital Carroll is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Shakti Bhakti Ensemble and creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, Odissi Dance: Foundations, and Odissi Dance: Spins and Choreography. She is the co-author... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Portico
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Mudra Yoga
  • What to Expect 10% Lecture / 10% discussion / 70% activity / 10% meditation
  • Participant Instructions Bring a pillow to sit on.

9:00am

Finally Write Your Book: Ditch the Mental Monsters, Uncover Your Message, and FINALLY Write the Life-Changing Book You're Called to Write
Limited Capacity seats available

You have a message to share with the world…
You are uniquely gifted with a powerful message that will impact countless lives and change
countless hearts – but you feel like nobody can hear you.
It’s time to craft your message to change the world – and deliver it through a vehicle that has the
potential to move beyond you, to have a life of its own, to create a movement out of your
message.
It’s time for your message to be heard.
It’s time for your book.
It starts in Sedona…
Join bestselling author, Kim Eldredge, for this workshop where you’ll discover:
 How to release the Mental Monsters that are keeping you stuck, frustrated, and spinning
your wheels
 The easiest way to uncover what your book is REALLY about, even if you’ve been afraid
to let your heart tell you what your message is
 How to use your book to change lives – starting with your own.


About Kim:
Best-Selling Author, Kim Eldredge is your New Frontier Publisher, Story Pathfinder, and
Intuitive Ghostwriter. She helps message-driven people FINALLY write their books to share
their message.
Kim graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Spanish.
Since then, she’s gone on to publish 20 books of her own and have multiple best-selling books,
including an Amazon #4 bestseller (out of the top 100 books in any genre).
Kim lives in Northern Arizona with her husband, Ben, and their son. The family enjoys
backpacking, hiking, and camping. She’s a true outdoors girl and loves having adventures which
fuel her creativity and writing!


Sponsors
avatar for Kim Eldredge

Kim Eldredge

Best-Selling Author, Kim Eldredge is your Intuitive Ghostwriter, Story Pathfinder, and New Frontier Publisher. She specializes in helping authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs take their books from dream to reality.Kim graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Vocal Room

9:00am

9:15am

Tap Into Sedona Vortex |Yogic Walk and Meditation with Dan One Tribe Tours
Limited Capacity filling up

note: this is a paid excursion. If your pass includes an On the Land experience go to "On the Land" (green) sessions and choose one. If you would like to add an excursion to your weekend please visit www.sedonayogafestival.com/purchase-tickets and register for a single excursion. 


Session Description: During this hike we will show you how to get more energy from being more present and conscious while walking. You will be surprised how effective are our simple exercises. Besides, they will make you more receptive to the vortex energy. You will be guided to connect to the vortex in a very special way in meditation so you can recharge your aura with positive vibes. This will allow you to have a more meaningful and mystical experience of Sedona. You will also learn a lot about local geology, flora and fauna.

Bio: One Tribe Tours offers exquisite tours and comprehensive personal growth and development programs in Sedona and around south west that are designed to help people get on a path to their wellbeing, to feel happy and whole again. Sedona is a wonderful place to connect with the Earth energy by experiencing its power spots, as well as appreciate its stunning beauty hiking surrounded with this magical landscape. Our planet Earth is really alive and it gives life to everything on it including our physical bodies, our food, the air we breathe, the water we drink – so many things to be grateful for.For more info visit: www.onetribetours.com

Requirements & Preparation
Mobility & Fitness Level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.

Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 9:15am - 11:45am
National Forest Service

9:30am

Diversity and Inclusivity in Yogic Spaces
Presenters
avatar for Rina Jakubowicz

Rina Jakubowicz

Founder, Rina Yoga
Rina Jakubowicz, founder of Rina Yoga, is known for her vibrant and uplifting approach to yoga by bringing movement, philosophy and fun to all, including Latinos and children. She is an international bilingual yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, and author. Her... Read More →
avatar for Dre Dygert

Dre Dygert

Dre Dygert happened upon yoga at her gym by accident. She was surprised how mentally and physically challenging the class was, and loved how her mind and body felt afterwards. She began practicing yoga regularly, and after noticing major shifts in herself and her life within only... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
The Forum

9:40am

Kundalini Land Excursion with Taylor Kurz
Limited Capacity seats available

Land Excursion with Taylor Kurz

Session Description:
Kundalini yoga is an ancient science that purifies the channels, strengthens the nervous system, brings endocrine balance, and sharpens the intuition. It is a powerful tool for everyone that endeavors to come into a palpable resonance of the frequency of truth, love, joy, and dharma. Access the experience of your full potential to feel lighter, brighter, inspired, more joy and vitality. Let's clear out out any density that may cause oscillation in moods, energy levels, and sense of purpose. If it is a challenge to be consistent with choices that promote the genuine best and highest for yourself, the reason is because the vast majority of what we do is based on our habits (many of which don't serve). We must de-hypnotize our programming through our attention, devotion, and discipline. We do this by consciously working with the breath, body, and psyche to make a substantive change in life. In bringing life force to the density, and keeping up with the practice, we realize the deep place of understanding and contentment that is always the undercurrent of our experience- even when life offers us painful or challenging times. This give us tools to keep up, therefore not give up, and see things through to the other side in grace. By changing the life force environment, the energy of creation, vitality, balance, and pure potential circulates through to de-hypnotize and reprogram the psyche, and thus, instilling an direct connection to the intuitive nature, and release the distraction to anything that pulls us out of our center. Navigate with ease and trust, experience why you have come forth in this life, purify stagnancy, uplift the heart, clarify the mind, stand with majesty, and realize this life is sanctified.

Bio: Taylor Kurz, Kirtan Gopal Kaur (E-RYT 200, RYT-500) has been a student of yoga since 2002 and is currently studying as an Ayurvedic Practioner with an emphasis in Pancha Karma and clinical yoga therapy. Taylor leads sadhana along side of being a coteacher in Seven Centers yoga teacher trainings. As an initiate into the Sivananda linage, she received her first 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher certification in Uttarakhand, India, in 2010. Upon returning to the United States, she had the honor of being a karma yogi at Seven Centers, to later study and complete their 200 hour Hatha program. Her studies continued with the center, completing her 500 hour certification, encompassing an Ayurvedic and therapeutic emphasis; this was followed by a 200 hour Kundalini teacher certification. Taylor is an outdoor enthusiast, perpetual student, plant and animal lover, hiking guide, chanter, and artist. Her passions lie in yoga, Auyrveda, plant medicine, Eastern Philosophy and Vedic Science, astrology, and somatics. The foundation of her classes, depending on what style is taught, are either Hatha-based, or Kundalini, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and Tantric Kundalini, as taught by Swami Satyananda Sataswati. She values sharing from her personal experience to bestow an integral, and Sattvic approach and discipline to practicing and teaching. In pursuit of sharing sacred knowledge and integrating the teachings, we can use this spark to illumine the brilliance of bringing balance to the physical and esoteric bodies. There is a cyclical interplay of working with the body to gain control of the mind and prana, to experience the unchanging truth that is within and without each of us eternally. She is honored to be both a vessel for the teachings, and a student of her students.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.


Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 9:40am - 12:20pm
National Forest Service

10:20am

Asanas as a Path to Compassion and Self-Acceptance with Karen Abbot
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Asanas as a Path to Compassion and Self-Acceptance

Session Description: Our relationship with ourselves is the foundation to our life – our
emotional states, our relationships with others, our successes/accomplishments.
With asana practice there is no hiding out if we allow it. Our tightness, body rolls,
frustrations, and injuries will present themselves. We can restrict our awareness by
judging our condition with an idea of how things should be OR open to freedom and
inner joy and wisdom by noticing with acceptance. Awareness transforms our
internal state and our bodies and brings us to that “No Problem” open state. This
practice of awareness without judgment can be carried into all yoga styles and into
living with Freedom rather than Resistance.

Bio: Practicing and teaching yoga is my time for presence and being open to what shows
up. It happens without force or struggle. Gratitude, acceptance, light-heartedness
naturally expands to that “no problem state.” This is what I encourage in my
students. I’m blessed to have the guidance of amazing teachers and lineages, ranging
from Gentle Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Yin, Restorative, Anusara, Bikram, and
AcroYoga over the past 40 plus years. My teaching blends these styles as needed. In
addition, I offer private Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Interactive Guided
Imagery sessions to connect with trust and inner wisdom.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.





Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 10:20am - 1:15pm
National Forest Service

10:30am

Gong Fu Tea Ceremony
Chinese Gong Fu tea ceremony is a unique meditation where tea awakens your sense of smell, taste, touch, and sight on the outside. It warms your mouth and stomach on the inside as well as awaken your spirit with a calm alert as it connects body, mind, and spirit. The inner warm will move your lymphatic system and improve digestion and elimination.     Chinese Gong Fu tea is more relaxing experiences than Japanese tea ceremony. Lively conversations are encouraged while reflecting on what each tea is reviewing to you. Some people can sense the energy right away, others may take awhile. But in the end, all spirits are lifted with pure joy and calmness.     I called this experience tea attunement because you learning to attune to the energy of each tea that we drink.   

Presenters
avatar for Tashi Lam

Tashi Lam

Co-Founder, Wuji Wellness, LLC
Tashi Lam started his internal martial art training with White Crane Kung Fu Grandmaster Ru Hu Zhu in 1995. He became an assistant in 1999. He opened his own school to share this art in 2004 in Phoenix when Grandmaster (GM) Zhu left AZ. Besides studying with GM Zhu, he studied with... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
SPAC Lobby 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • What to Expect 50 drinking, 30 discussion, 20 meditation
  • Participant Instructions Notebook and pen

10:30am

YOGA FOR LONGEVITY: Lightness of Heart, Power to Heal
Limited Capacity seats available

The unique restorative practices taught in this workshop will unveil the subtle body forces for sustaining life-long flexibility, strength, and agility. Whether you are in your 20’s or your 80’s, come learn how to create the well-being yoga was designed for, restoring your innate ability for a ‘Grace-full’ life, with a renewed awareness of Gravity - nature’s gift for effortless movement and keeping us grounded - physically and psychologically.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios

Founder, LEVITYoGA
Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga video Gravity & Grace made Yoga Journal’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time” (2008). He is the founder of Manduka™ (1997), LEVITYoGA™ (2012... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tennis Court 2

10:30am

Yoga of the Soul and Scientific Vortex Information
Limited Capacity seats available

The Scientific Vortex Information program will provide participants with ALL they need know to take advantage of Sedona's magical energies and on-the-land meditation and yoga opportunities. Myths will be dispelled. The latest Physics that explains how to tap deeper dimensions of consciousness (both during and without yoga activity) will be taught, along with specific blood-pressure lowering techniques. Also shared will be Brain Science for making ANY Yoga practice deeper and more effective, as well as how to feel better fast in life (work, family challenges, etc.) when you are unable to be doing Yoga.

Presenters
avatar for Pete A Sanders Jr

Pete A Sanders Jr

President & Founder, FreeSoul.net
Pete A. Sanders Jr. is an Honors Graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with principle studies in BioMedical Chemistry and Brain Science. A 35+ year resident of Sedona, he is the author of Scientific Vortex Information and Access Your Brain's Joy Center (brain science discoveries... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom C104

10:30am

ClimateYogi: Healing Our Relationship to the Earth
Human activity is rapidly changing the Earth’s climate, with major implications for all life on Earth. It’s easy to be confused, uncertain about what to do, or overwhelmed by the magnitude of the issue. What does Yoga, with its roots back in the time before industrialized civilization, have to say about our situation? Quite a bit, as it turns out.  From the lessons of Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield about the imperative of action and the folly of trying to turn away from our dharma and the greatest challenges that face us, to the 8 limbs of Yoga found in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali that include the ethical principles of the yamas and niyamas, Yoga, in its richness of physical and mental practices, has a great deal to offer us as we face this great challenge of our time – Climate Change. Through asana, pranayama, and meditation, we’ll experience our connection to the causes of climate change, and learn how our yoga practice can help us be a powerful force to bring Earth’s climate back into balance.

Presenters
avatar for Galen Tromble

Galen Tromble

Founder, ClimateYogi
Galen Tromble (e-RYT 200) believes in the transformative power of yoga to help us learn who we are, and relate to the world with positivity and gratitude for the gift of being alive. Galen began yoga in a search for a more positive way of living and found a transformative life practice... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Practice Field Part 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • What to Expect 30% asana, 20% meditation, 20% lecture, 15% activity, 15% discussion
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a mat, notebook and pen.

10:30am

Embodying the Lightworker Path
Limited Capacity seats available

This Workshop will offer practical step by step guidance on how to live the "new" life of embodying, anchoring and practicing our soul purpose as Cosmic Lightworkers on Earth. Discussion is followed by clearing and activation meditation and energy adjustment for the entire group. The second part of the Workshop is catered towards restoring inherent cellular and DNA memories, re-activation of innate gifts and the original blueprint of the soul.

Presenters
avatar for Isabella Greene

Isabella Greene

Metaphysical Specialist & Healer
Isabella A. Greene is a Starseed, a Lightworker and a Wayshower. She serves as a Metaphysical Specialist, Spiritual Healer, Coach and Teacher. Her mission is multidimensional and extends beyond the limitations of 3D. With strong psychic and paranormal gifts from childhood and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Energy Medicine
  • What to Expect 50% discussion 50% meditation/energy healing
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook, mat, pillow and blanket for sitting and laying down on the floor.

10:30am

Shiva Shakti Buti Primal Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Within us all is a balance of Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine energy. These two forces are contained in the archetypal personalities of Shiva and Shakti—Shiva as stillness and consciousness, Shakti as dance and bliss. In this yoga class celebrating the two extremes of cosmic energy, Anton and Bizzie will bring you a little closer to experiencing these divine forces within. This practice will contain a combination of yoga styles, as they take their training from Vinyasa, Buti, Ashtanga and Dance. With moments of quiet meditation and slow building sequences, balanced with dynamic flows, tribal cardio bursts, and mindful vinyasa. Come experience bliss and consciousness as you align with the Divine powers within.

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

E-RYT, YACEP
Anton Mackey is a soulful vinyasa teacher who masterfully bridges the gap between the spiritual and the physical, weaving his knowledge of anatomy with sacred wisdom into every practice. Guided by the breath, students will encounter intelligent and creative sequences that create... Read More →
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Bizzie Gold

CEOxFOUNDERxTEACHER
One of the world's top Personal Development + Wellness Experts, Bizzie Gold has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, E!, EXTRA, Home & Family, Bethenny, ABC NEWS and MSNBC to discuss her unique approach to sustainable transformation that has garnered widespread Hollywood praise (past... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Main Gym

10:30am

The Eternal Energy of Yoga: A Master Yoga Class with 99-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch
Limited Capacity filling up

The Eternal Energy of Yoga: A Master Yoga Class with 99-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Still able to defy gravity in poses, Tao started yoga at 8 years old in India and embodies the principles in a very modern and accessible way. In addition to first-hand influence from Mahatma Gandhi and Indra Devi, Tao studied with a Who’s Who of the Spiritual World including Sri Aurobindo, Swami Prabhavananda, Dr. Roman Ostoja, B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and the Maharishi. In this immersive “on-the-mat” session, participants will: Use the four pillars of yoga: pranayama (breath work), mudras (gestures), bandhas (energetic locks) and chakras (energy centers) to explore the rich potential of the body to renew, heal and revitalize. Practice Tao’s special “yoga tango” integrating breath, movement and music, and experience a deeply absorbing meditation–inspiring compassion and inner peace. Learn Tao’s “secrets” to vitality and boundless energy via techniques that are not taught elsewhere. Have the opportunity to ask questions only hindsight and living history can answer. Participants will walk away inspired, strengthened and renewed–ready to energize their yoga practice and craft a vibrant “Tao-like” life! Tao has taught around the world and across the United States at places like the Pentagon, Integral Yoga Institute New York, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, as well as local yoga studios such as YogaWorks in New York, Urban Yoga in Phoenix and Mark Blanchard’s Yoga Kansas City .

Presenters
avatar for Tao Porchon-Lynch

Tao Porchon-Lynch

Yoga has always been a part of Tao’s life. Her uncle, who raised her, was a student and follower of Swami Vivekananda – who is credited with bringing yoga to the West in his famous speech to the Parliament of the World Religions event in Chicago on September 11, 1893. Tao absorbed... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Kirtan Stage

10:30am

Yoga Astrology
Limited Capacity seats available

Use the moon, the stars and the orbits of the planets as a guide to develop tools for deeper connection to the Universal flow in your practice. Balancing our bodies with the alignment of our planetary cosmos, gives us a more balanced and fulfilling journey. Learn about the Full Moon, the New Moon and various planets that can affect your practice and ways to work with that energy! Once we understand the energy of the planets in alignment with our own chart, we can harness that energy and work with it, creating the life we truly love. Ha-tha yoga = sun and moon. How could it be anything different. Learn how to align your own practice with the Moon. Understand the different cycles and rhythms; what is specific to each sign, and how it aligns with your own body. Gather monthly rituals and integrate into your practice, connecting you deeper to Source and Mother Earth. Learn meditations, chants, pranayama and sequencing for each Moon cycle. Includes 60-120 minutes asana practice, followed by lecture.

Presenters
avatar for Dana Damara

Dana Damara

Creator, Dana Damara Evolution
Dana Damara is a Master Teacher and healer with Shaman roots. She began her yoga journey almost 20 years ago which has included working with prenatal women and new mothers, owning a successful yoga studio in the NW, writing and running Embody Truth Yoga School, creating Youth and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Practice Field Part 1
  • What to Expect 70% asana 30% discussion/lecture
  • Participant Instructions bring a notebook, pen

10:30am

Yoga for Writers: The Power of your Soul Message
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga is a fantastic tool for writers for finding your own voice. You may be a professional writer already, or this may be the first conscious step towards your writing dreams. This workshop will help you define who you are as a writer, discover your soul message and find the courage to share it. We will begin by a meditative journey through logical levels from NLP followed by intuitive writing, then continue with a slow flow asana practice including gentle backbends, core work, standing poses and simple chanting to truly embody the power of your voice. We will seal the workshop with a creative writing practice that makes you want to take the next step on your writing path as soon as possible! All levels welcome.

Presenters
avatar for Katri Syvärinen

Katri Syvärinen

Yoga teacher, Author & Writing instructor
Katri Syvärinen is RYT500h Embodied Flow™ inspired yoga teacher, wellbeing coach, an author and a writing instructor. Her passion is to help people get rid of their limiting beliefs and find the courage to express their soul message. Her teaching style is empathic, relaxing, yet... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom E204

10:30am

“Sacred 7” Healing ancestral lines Birthing the “Contemporary Indigenous Identity”
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a guided process into the ancient wisdom of introduction based on the Apache “NDE” Introduction system with a contemporary translation to fit people of all races or cultural backgrounds. The Sacred Seven process will expand your consciousness and open you to another world of infinite connection and ancestral  restoration. Although this teaching is at the core of many indigenous  spiritual paths Andrew Ecker has created vehicle that is applicable to anyone that wishes to expand into a deeper understanding of self . This process will explain the wisdom and technology behind the Sacred Seven, why we introduce ourselves and reconnect you to your ancestors in way that will harness a power in your everyday life, moving you to live more of an abundant human experience. Please bring 7 small stones of your choice as a representation of yourself, your mother, your father, mother’s mother, your mother;’s father & your father’s mother & your father’s father, the Sacred 7 which will also correlate with the 7 Sacred directions, the 4 in the physical and the 3 in the spiritual. 

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Ecker

Andrew Ecker

Owner, Drumming Sounds
Andrew Ecker  born from the Apache “NDE”   born to the Irish was brought to this earth plane as bridge operating in multiple cultural dynamics, this story of bridging people  has been apart of Andrew’s process for his entire life Andrew , considers himself firstly  a cultural... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tennis Court 1

10:30am

Discover Your Soul Calling by Understanding Your Swa-Dharma Access Ancient Yogic Wisdom on Life Goals and Soul Propensity
Limited Capacity seats available

The Bhagwad Gita, describes four root propensities called Swa-Dharma, that reflect your inner nature. Your sense of purpose evolves more clearly if you know your Swa-Dharma. What did you come here to blossom into? How can you become a gift to the universe? By embodying Swa-Dharma, you can become authentic, aligned and fearless going about your business. You can begin leading a much more conscious life, in the choice of profession, vocation, partners, priorities, etc. We need courage to live and express our core truth, and this courage comes from contemplated knowledge of ‘Swa-Dharma’. Come discover your ‘Swa-Dharma’ to befriend your inner voice, stand up for what you represent, ask for what you need, achieve what you were meant to achieve, and celebrate yourself, unconditionally and unapologetically. This is a rare opportunity to contemplate the original verses, with a scholar and master from the tradition, leading the way.

Presenters
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Vedic Scholar, Lineage Holder, Founder, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized lineage-based spiritual teacher who awakens health and consciousness with Vedic spiritual wisdom of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle. She is founder of Vedika Global, a wisdom school and spiritual community in California. Recipient... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Vocal Room

10:30am

Yogic Deities & Enlightenment - Form & Formless
Limited Capacity seats available

Manoj will bring in statues of deities such as Ganesh, Shiva, Lakshmi, Buddha,Tara and relate their symbolisms to our journey to enlightenment. Through humorous archetypical story telling, discover your Isthadevata (personal archetype), uncover their secret symbolisms and learn the five ways to work with them as part of a practice towards spiritual awakening.

Presenters
avatar for Manoj Chalam

Manoj Chalam

Unique Arts
Manoj uses an entertaining story telling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. These days people call Manoj a spiritual stand up comedian but he often falls flat on his face and that keeps... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom D124

10:30am

Does Yoga Support Social Justice Work? No and Yes.
Limited Capacity seats available

The Bhagavad Gita was the favourite book of both Gandhi and his assassin. European fascist movements of the 1930s were fascinated with yoga. And even today, practicing yoga is not a reliable predictor of one's political persuasion. The Yoga Sutras will not teach you about reproductive rights, rape culture or white privilege. The Hatha Yoga texts are in no way feminist. Therefore, is it a mistake to believe that practicing yoga makes you a better citizen, or ally? In this discussion we'll explore how social justice work really begins with education that comes from beyond the yoga mat. And, how those who are working within the social justice movement really can trust yoga practice to help build resilience.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom A107

10:30am

Yoga for the Three Bodies
Limited Capacity seats available

The Sivananda sequence of asanas is practiced on three levels.  On the physical level the practice sequence warms, works, and stretches each muscle of the body with great "side benefits" of releasing tension, toning and strengthening the body.

But the main emphasis is on moving prana through the body. The sequence of asanas moves energy from chakra to chakra, from the lowest to the highest energy centers. We will discuss why the body must be relaxed for the prana to flow. Also we will look at how the chakras and the nadis are stimulated and cleansed during the sequence. We will use bija mantras to demonstrate this flow of energy.

Finally, we will look at the casual or seed body and see how each asana is a seat of stillness or meditation, looking within from different angles,with the goal of self-realization

Presenters
avatar for Arjuna

Arjuna

Arjuna is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda & the director of Yoga Sivananda, an affiliated-Sivananda Yoga Center in Gatineau, Quebec. He has tens of thousands of hours teaching experience and has been offering yoga programs in Sivananda centers & ashrams around the world... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
Classroom E201

10:30am

Integrated Intro to Kirtan Training with Mike Cohen
Limited Capacity seats available

The Level 1 INTRO training is for Kirtan fans who want to go deeper with chanting by launching their home CHANT practice! No prior experience is required. This introductory workshop will help you gain familiarity with the basics of a harmonium, rhythm, voice and the practice of chanting. Mike Cohen, Founder of the Kirtan Leader Institute, and his assistants work with current and aspiring Kirtan Leaders at all levels of skill and experience with an emphasis on meeting each person where they are and guiding them forward. This 6-hour training, held Saturday, 10:30am-1:30pm and Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm at the festival, will also qualify you for the post-conference immersion. Harmoniums available for $25 (shared) or bring your own
$49 - this is a separately ticketed event www.sedonayogafestival.com/purchase-tickets

Presenters
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen Kirtan
Boulder, CO based Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute and loves working with those who feel called to share Kirtan with others and possess big ambitions around personal development and contribution through Kirtan. Mike has trained and apprenticed hundreds of Kirtan... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm
Ballet Room

10:45am

Public Profile Personal Practice - How do we Share?
Presenters
avatar for Lorenzo Hickey

Lorenzo Hickey

Shape Shift World
Lorenzo Hickey has helped form 18 leading-edge startup companies. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & MBA from Pepperdine University, and experience growing an organization of over 20,000 employees, he is an expert at all facets of running a business.His company Shape... Read More →
avatar for Leah Kinsella

Leah Kinsella

Meditation Coach, Leah Kinsella
Friend, sister, teacher, and coach.  Leah has been teaching since 2007; a student of yoga since 2000.  She teaches from a place of dedication to the practice and has been fortunate enough to have high caliber teachers like Rod Stryker, Brent Anderson and Sally Kempton   Leah is... Read More →
avatar for Davin Youngs

Davin Youngs

Singer and Sound Guide
Davin Youngs is a singer, teacher and sound guide based in Chicago, IL. His work spans from performative to healing and is intended to move all humans toward positive growth and change.  Davin creates one of a kind sonic landscapes using his voice, sound healing instruments, looping... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Five Mountain Zen
Ven. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile, Ph.D., is an ordained Zen monk in the Five Mountain Zen Order and is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, and is professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. In his research career, he has authored over 100 peer-reviewed... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
The Forum

10:45am

Kundalini Yoga - Life in the Vast Lane
Limited Capacity seats available

Elevate and celebrate with Kundalini Yoga's dynamic blend of breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, & more. Ana & Ravi present the best of ancient and new: Spiritual depth and the science of energy flow, alignment principles, core strengthening, heart opening, & fun! In this exciting workshop you’ll make great gains on the inner planes and give your life a total boost! Ana and Ravi's workshops provide a total experience fully integrating body, mind, and Spirit. Think of those special days when you feel on top of the world, when everything flows and beauty abounds. Kundalini Yoga will help you put those special days on speed dial. In this workshop you will experience Kundalini Yoga exercises and meditation to help you access the energy of your inner excellence and blossom! Expand your range of movement physically, mentally, and beyond. 80% physical 20% meditative. FOR ALL LEVELS.

Presenters
avatar for Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Raviana Productions
Master yogis ANA BRETT and RAVI SINGH, are known as the lovable "rebels" of Kundalini Yoga because of their refreshingly non-dogmatic, user-friendly approach. Authors of a new book and 25 bestselling DVDs, this dynamic duo presents authentic Kundalini Yoga in their much loved cutting... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Performing Arts Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Kundalini Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 75% physical / 25% meditative
  • Participant Instructions mat, meditation pillow if desired, notebook to takes notes on take home practice.

12:30pm

The Anatomy of Awakening
Limited Capacity seats available

Contained within each of our physical bodies is a vascular system that is non-ductory, yet is responsible for the entire experience of our individual somatic energy body. Come to know yourself with far more emotional intelligence and map unconscious obstructions.
All levels and belief systems welcome.
Please arrive 15 minutes early as doors will be locked at listed start time.


Presenters
avatar for Michael Brian Baker

Michael Brian Baker

Principal/Founder, The Breath Center
Just like you...a "still yet seeking" "somewhat seasoned" Sadika with tenure in the "Highest and Best Practices, Ethics, Morals, Code of Conduct" and Specific History of Pranayama Practices defining the "Anatomy of Awakening." The Breath Center is a highly visible, transformational... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Auxiliary Gym

12:45pm

BodyLove Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

BodyLove classes are about embracing all body types, and especially welcome curvy people, queer people, people of color, and ALL genders & ALL sizes. The emphasis of these classes are around self-love. Loving where your body is at, noticing where you need growth, challenge, strength, but also noticing where there is ease, where there is comfort and where there is love. If we all love our bodies a little more, think about the impact that can have in our immediate circles, and the world. Things we focus on in classes: - Tapping into your breath (pranayama) and deep relaxation - How to find ease in your body through movement and postures (asana) -Learning how to listen to your body through dynamic (some dancing) and sustained asana. -Finding what feels good to move in your body using self massage and mantra exercises. -Finding your inner self worth and love for your body. How to bring that into your daily life. We will not be: -In pain! Sometimes you need to go to a yoga class to realize you need to rest. -Not a lot of up and down on the mat. We work in chunks - sitting, standing and lying down.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Fisher

Angela Fisher

Owner, Big Yoga Life
Practicing Yoga gives me a time and place to LOVE my body. I have been doing Yoga since 1999. I stumbled upon it while having back pain in college, and viewed it as some kind of miracle!  Over the years I've struggled BIG time being a bigger bodied person in various Yoga classes... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Classroom C104
  • What to Expect 10% lecture 20% meditation/rest 10% mild dance 60% asana (in chunks 15-20 minutes seated/all fours then 15-20 min standing and then 15-20 min on back if possible).
  • Participant Instructions Bring a mat and blanket/towel

12:45pm

Heart Centered Guided Meditation Focused on Opening Our Hearts and Healing Our Planet.
Limited Capacity filling up

The intention of this meditation is to align ourselves with Love and establish our
collective intention to move from a place of compassion and kindness for the benefit
of all living things. In this meditation, we will go together, deep into our hearts,
opening and stretching them around the globe as we envision the healing of Mother
Earth and all her inhabitants. Radiating our heart felt vision of a vibrant, healthy,
thriving world, the power of our collective action sets forth a powerful field of
energy. Standing tall in the awareness of our Divinity, connected as one, we heal and
are healed. In Love, for the benefit of all.


Exhibitors
avatar for Sherab Shey Khandro

Sherab Shey Khandro

Sherab Khandro Sacred & Contemporary Art
Artist and philosopher, Sherab “Shey” Khandro's deepest wish is to nourish and inspire the hearts and minds of others through paintings, sculpture and philosophical reflections focused on art, spirituality and the experiences of modern life. Committed to living with an open heart... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Classroom D124

12:45pm

Defense against the dark arts
Limited Capacity seats available

Rion and Alexander discuss various techniques on identifying, shielding and transmuting the distortions of Light found within the 3rd Dimensional reality. Discernment is an important component as we evolve into higher levels of consciousness. By mastering your energetic space, you will be able to identify and navigate incoming frequencies more rapidly and strategically. 4th Dimensional constructs will be pinpointed along with the entities and various races which exist therein. Real life experiences of Activations, personal and planetary, will be shared in the presentation along with viable techniques to promote Positivity and Abundance for All.


Rion De’Rouen, founder of Etheric Tech & Team Light, is a Galactic Ambassador & Planetary Guardian who creates 5D devices for Energetic Acceleration, Protection & Ascension. Alexander Mazzone, founder of Crystal Current Jewelry & Galactic Tarot is a Reiki Master & Shamanic Healer who creates tools to aid our mind/body/spiritual evolution.

Saturday March 16, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Portico

12:45pm

Mantra Experience with SUKHA!
Join SUKHA the band for a gathering of souls, voices, and celebration! Learn about and experience sacred mantras from different lineages with live music! These chants will open your heart, balance the brain and connect you with bliss! SUKHA is a Southern California based husband and wife duo Sukhmani and Sukhman. SUKHA finds happiness in helping people engage in the elevating and healing effects of music, mantra and sound. They play their own blend of unique "rock inpsired" mantra music.

Presenters
avatar for Sukha

Sukha

Kundalini Yoga, Mantra Music, Kirtan and Meditation, Hummingbird Yoga
Sukhmani is a senior level Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher. SUKHA is an award winning mantra band comprised of Sukhmani, her husband Sukhman and world-class musicians. SUKHA exists to help people fall in love with the elevating effects and healing power of yoga and mantra meditation... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Kirtan Stage
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 20% discussion 70%music and meditation 10%dance
  • Participant Instructions mat, meditation pillow

12:45pm

Understanding Stress and the effects on the body and how to heal with Breathing techniques and movement.
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the importance of healing the nervous system after a traumatic event. After life-stressful situations the body somaticize the emotions not correctly processed and creates neurological patterns that affect our daily life reactions and actions. In this workshop you will understand what happens in your brain and body when you go through a traumatic event, and how you can release those effects through different breathing techniques, self-care practices, and movement. This workshop will include some theory, journaling, breathing exercises and some movement too. Prepare to understand how your life changing events have affect your behavior and how you can break the pattern and release those emotions stuck in your body.

Presenters
avatar for Alba Antonieta Porras Hoyos

Alba Antonieta Porras Hoyos

Founder, Wellzense Health Studio
Health professional with 10+ years of experience in the fitness, health and sport industry; seeking to help in the transformation of people’s lives through promoting health as human beings' greatest wealth. Dedicated to promoting movement and breath as a therapeutic modality. Her... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Classroom A107

1:00pm

Book Fair
Come hear readings from new books by featured presenters, and browse among several books written by SYF Presenters for you to take home and get signed! 

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

Founder, Clearbright Coaching
Cain Carroll, E-RYT 500 is an author and coach who teaches courses in radical self-healing and embodied spiritual practice. He has led classes and retreats in 15 countries and worked privately with top executives, elite athletes, doctors, and renowned artists. His work is inspired... Read More →
avatar for Revital Carroll

Revital Carroll

Founder, Shakti Bhakti
Revital Carroll is an internationally acclaimed performer and teacher. She is the founder and director of Shakti Bhakti Ensemble and creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, Odissi Dance: Foundations, and Odissi Dance: Spins and Choreography. She is the co-author... Read More →
avatar for Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Creator, Director, Lead Trainer, Move To Live
JoAnn S. Jones is an international movement educator, and author of The Vital Psoas Muscle, The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy, and Anatomy of Exercise & Movement. Over 50,000 of Jo Ann's books have been sold internationally in 7 languages.  She is a Full Professor of Kinesiology... Read More →
avatar for Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop

Owner, Psychologist, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Heartland Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her classes. She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating complex... Read More →
avatar for Alan Finger

Alan Finger

Founder, Ishta Yoga
South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master Alan Finger began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father Mani Finger and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga. The ISHTA style integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation and healing... Read More →
avatar for Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios

Founder, LEVITYoGA
Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga video Gravity & Grace made Yoga Journal’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time” (2008). He is the founder of Manduka™ (1997), LEVITYoGA™ (2012... Read More →
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Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Vedic Scholar, Lineage Holder, Founder, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized lineage-based spiritual teacher who awakens health and consciousness with Vedic spiritual wisdom of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle. She is founder of Vedika Global, a wisdom school and spiritual community in California. Recipient... Read More →
avatar for Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel

Author, Unfucked Code: Transform Your Relationships from Fighting to Uniting; Owner, Electric Soul Yoga
Eric Paskel is known for his rock ’n roll personality in the normally quiet world ofyoga. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage-family and child counselor,and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers since 1999,presenting at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SPAC Lobby 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd

1:00pm

Digestive Power
Limited Capacity seats available

If you suffer from constipation, acid reflux, gas and bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, or any other common digestive challenge, this workshop is for you! Join master teacher, Cain Carroll and learn his unique system for naturally healing digestive challenges. This program employs specific yogic exercises and breathing techniques that improve your digestion radically, along with 15 must-know secrets for superior digestive health. In this workshop you will learn: - Home Practice: Easy to follow digestive healing routines you can do at home. - Why good digestion is the cornerstone of long-term health and vitality. - 15 Secrets of Superior Digestion: These are the most important dietary and lifestyle adjustments you can make to ensure the long-term health of your digestive system. - Simple methods for alleviating constipation and abdominal discomfort.

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

Founder, Clearbright Coaching
Cain Carroll, E-RYT 500 is an author and coach who teaches courses in radical self-healing and embodied spiritual practice. He has led classes and retreats in 15 countries and worked privately with top executives, elite athletes, doctors, and renowned artists. His work is inspired... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom E204
  • What to Expect Movement / somatic-based practice: 50% Lecture / Discussion: 30% Meditation: 20%

1:00pm

Trauma-Conscious Yoga Class - Practicum
Limited Capacity seats available

This is part of a multi-section course designed to develop an understanding of the effects of the military culture, the biological impacts of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress (Disorder)/PTS(D) and the healing dynamics of Trauma-Conscious Yoga. Participants will learn how to use the information that they have gained in this course to teach a CW Trauma-Conscious Yoga class to Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families in local communities. In addition to learning about military culture and the physiological and biological impacts of trauma you will learn how to yoga can be used as a tool for post-traumatic growth and the specific CW yoga class protocols including language, environmental considerations and sequencing. The training is designed in three parts to certify yoga teachers who are committed to supporting this demographic. For those participants who want to teach for Connected Warriors the following are the eligibility requirements: 1) Completion of the 4-hour training at SDY 2) Completion of the 2-hour class and training at SDY 3) Self-study – this can be completed after the in-person trainings or prior if you contact programs@connectedwarriors.org 4) Training Evaluation – on-line questionnaires – this is completed after the trainings or prior if you contact programs@connectedwarriors.org 5) Yoga Professionals – Specific requirements a. Professional yoga teacher with a 200-hour Yoga Alliance (or equivalent) or C-IAYT certification b. Minimum of 30-hours yoga teaching experience c. Proof of personal professional liability insurance (Required prior to teaching a CW class) d. Current CPR certification (Required prior to teaching a CW class) 6) Mental Health Professionals a. Mental health and wellness professionals interested in personal growth and/or professional development are also invited to attend our training b. Please note: If you are not a yoga professional, a working knowledge of the practice of yoga including poses and breathing techniques is helpful to participate 7) 8 CEU’s are available for yoga professionals after completion of all requirements and payment of the administrative processing fee to Connected Warriors of $80.00

Presenters
avatar for Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver

connected warriors
Judy is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist.  Using her 30 years of learning and teaching she founded Connected Warriors a non-profit delivering Trauma-Conscious yoga programs to veterans and their families around the world and Bodymind Recalibration™ a multi-discipline body-mind... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Performing Arts Room

1:00pm

Release on the Rocks Experience (RORE): Transformational Vortex Treatment Hike with Lori Zeltwanger
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Release on the Rocks Experience (RORE): Transformational Vortex Treatment Hike with Lori Zeltwanger

Session Description: Are you ready to RORE??? This is an opportunity to dive into your body's subconscious holding patterns that may be holding you back & keeping you stuck and finally free them up.

This adventure takes you on a powerful transformational hike out into the spectacular & awe inspiring beauty of the energy activating vortexes of Sedona.

You will be guided on self awareness exercises, group hands on healing and therapeutic group myofascial unwinding to clear out restrictions & old traumas locked in your fascial system. This opens your physical, emotional & energetic bodies to clear & raise the body's vibrational field to make more space for that which we are wanting to bring in to our life.

This is a life enhancing, powerful experience and
an opportunity to take a big leap in your healing process!!

Bring water, snacks, sunscreen or hat as you need it. This includes movement and touch in a group.

Bio: Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective for over 30 years.  Lori has been practicing yoga for 25 years and developed a combination of MFR and yoga called Fascial Yoga.

Lori also founded the Myofascial Mastery Academy providing inspiring seminars & retreats on how to both treat and receive Myofascial Release for all types of pain and movement problems especially for PTSD and pelvic floor related problems. Yoga & MFR are a match made in heaven and go hand in hand for extra powerful healing results. Yoga is giving support to ourself while MFR provides support from others. We need both!

People come from all over the world to participate in her Pain Release Retreats. She treats those struggling with pain on many different levels and especially with those who have chronic complex problems that have not found results any where else. Through her gentle, intuitive approach, Lori has mastered the ability to facilitate letting go of the physical, emotional and energetic restrictions that are no longer needed and nurture the emergence of your potential.

Her signature RORE (Release on the Rocks Experience) is a profound way to release the subconscious holding patterns stuck in our bodies via a movement technique called Myofascial Unwinding combined with many other awareness enhancing exercises done out in our gorgeous and powerful red rock vortexes.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.

Please carpool to this location! 

Presenters
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. Lori... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Offsite: Amitabha Stupa 2650 Pueblo Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

1:30pm

The Break Method
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Bizzie Gold

Bizzie Gold

CEOxFOUNDERxTEACHER
One of the world's top Personal Development + Wellness Experts, Bizzie Gold has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, E!, EXTRA, Home & Family, Bethenny, ABC NEWS and MSNBC to discuss her unique approach to sustainable transformation that has garnered widespread Hollywood praise (past... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Vocal Room

1:30pm

The Subtle Energies of Your Body and of the Land with Kim Sieb
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Subtle Energies of Your Body and of the Land with Kim Sieb

Session Description: Explore the internal energies of the subtle body and the potent energy of the land through practices on the red rocks that amplify the inner process. In this class, you will learn what a vortex is and how to become aware of the energy of one. We will explore our own energy (Qi/Prana) through movement and practices that activate and enhance our own internal energies through asana, pranayama, qi gong, and walking meditation.  
No yoga mat is necessary.

Bio: Kim is a 500 Hr. Yoga Instructor, Energy Worker and Holistic Health Coach helping people empower themselves to heal from within – spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Holistic Health and is certified in several modalities in the healing arts. She utilizes current understandings of science and psychology with ancient wisdom and practices of the East such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Kundalini, and Yoga. She draws from her background and experience to share tools, guidance, and practices that enhance and improve all areas of life. Her holistic approach incorporates elements of yoga asana, qi gong, pranayama, and guided meditation. Kim works with 5 Element Theory to bring individuals into balance while living in harmony with nature.
In addition to Kim’s training in the healing arts, she also holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and has worked as a Naturalist Guide and Environmental Educator for more than 15 years. She is a passionate steward of Sedona and loves sharing her knowledge and the “Spirit of Sedona” with others.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.


Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm
National Forest Service

1:45pm

Do yogis walk lightly?
Presenters
avatar for Erin Byron

Erin Byron

Yoga for the Creative Soul
Erin Byron, MA is a psychotherapist, author, speaker, and enlightenment activist. She co-founded one of the first internationally-accredited yoga therapist training programs and leads retreats worldwide. Erin's mystical and meditative experiences began in childhood through her relationship... Read More →
avatar for Swami Sankarananda

Swami Sankarananda

Founder and Steward, Divine Grace Yoga Ashram
I am a simple peace pilgrim. After having experienced the grace of inner peace, having lived with and been guided by great Yogis in the Himalayas, and having travelled the USA for nearly five years, now I have been asked to tend to this desert oasis named Divine Grace Yoga Ashram... Read More →
avatar for Amean Hameed

Amean Hameed

HealingPAQ Inc.
Amean is the founder of HealingPAQ, a non-profit educational foundation rooted in Divine intelligence and healing energy. Synthesizing the central concepts of Eastern and Western medicine, HealingPAQ promotes each individual’s unique connection with the Divine. Amean has cultivated... Read More →
avatar for Galen Tromble

Galen Tromble

Founder, ClimateYogi
Galen Tromble (e-RYT 200) believes in the transformative power of yoga to help us learn who we are, and relate to the world with positivity and gratitude for the gift of being alive. Galen began yoga in a search for a more positive way of living and found a transformative life practice... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Forum

2:00pm

Connection: Acroyoga for Beginners
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the fundamentals of connection and how to partner your practice.  The workshop is designed for all levels of AcroYoga practice.  Poses/Flows taught may include standing acrobatics, Acrobatic dance, as well as L-basing and AcroTherapeutics.   No partner is required to attend; each pose will include a base, flyer, and spotter, with an emphasis on safety at all times. 

Presenters
avatar for Glenn Farley

Glenn Farley

AcroYoga Teacher acroyoga.com/glenn-farley/371
Glenn C. Farley love to dance and move in partnership to create beauty. Originally from the East Coast, He moved to Northern Arizona (Sedona/Flagstaff) in 2012.    Glenn is a certified Acroyoga Teacher (Acroyoga Montreal, Level 2) and instructs here in Northern Arizona. Glenn... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Practice Field Part 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Beginner
  • What to Expect 5% meditation 15% discussion/demonstration 80% Partner Yoga
  • Participant Instructions Bring a yoga mat; no partner required Come with an open mind

2:00pm

I’ve Got Your Back: Caring for the Spine
Limited Capacity seats available

Over 85% of the population will suffer from back pain at least once in their lives. The spine takes a lot of punishment from us in our modern lives, yet the health of the spinal column is crucial to the overall health of the body. This informative and experiential class will cover: • Your spine and how it works • Proper posture • Tractioning and lengthening the spine • Strengthening the spinal stabilizers and balancing core strength • Retraining muscles of the spine (flexion, extension, lateral movement and rotation) • Retraining movement patterns • Hydration of the discs Suitable for any level of practitioner or instructors who want to deepen their understanding of spinal therapeutics.

Presenters
avatar for Patty Williamson

Patty Williamson

Owner, instructor, Lizard Dreaming Yoga
Patty Williamson has practiced yoga and meditation for over 30 years and enjoys sharing the numerous benefits of a healthy, centered life. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified TRX Suspension Training Specialist, and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tennis Court 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Other (Alignement-based, prescriptive, therapeutic)
  • What to Expect 40% lecture / discussion 60% asana
  • Participant Instructions If you have a specific diagnosis or issue that you are dealing with or want help with, please bring medical notes (e.g. radiology reports, doctor's notes).

2:00pm

Mystic Medicine Circle
The Universal Laws of Nature do not derive from any religion, but instead contain a road map through sacred geometry that reveals our Divine interconnectedness. One of the oldest systems of mystical thought, these teachings are deeply rooted in Ancient Egyptian esoteric wisdom and are based on receiving Truths that help to elevate consciousness in order to become less reactive and more heart centered in unconditional love. It is not enough to do physical yoga because yoga alone cannot open the heart. Learning esoteric wisdom can help assist in the evolution of future life times, strengthens the aura, aligns the being with the Laws of Nature, and help to change mental thought patterns in order to create new habits and move from fate consciousness into one's destiny. Negative seeds are sown in the mental or Divine Realm, pass through the emotional or Astral World, and manifest ease or dis-ease in the action or Physical Plane of existence. A balance of a physical practice and deep understanding of the Laws of Nature help to liberate the soul from the body of pain and move gracefully into the body of Light. In this 2-hour workshop, we will learn about the Law of the Triangle and the 7 Creative Planets. Learn the Primary Planet that reveals the elements and energies we chose to be born with in order to understand who we are and what we chose to express in this lifetime. Connect with the plants and trees that support your Primary Planet as well as the 7 days of the week. Get anointed by 7 plant and tree teachers, enjoy a powerful vibrational healing bath, and chant Naam meditation to seal the forces of wisdom and healing into the entire being.

Presenters
avatar for Lemia

Lemia

Co-Owner, RaMa Holistic Care
Lemia is passionate about spreading the message of Love through Naam Yoga, Shakti Naam, Medicinal Essential Oils, Holistic Health, Live Music, and Kabbalistic Astrology. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Harmonyum Practitioner, Birth Doula, Singer/Songwriter and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Practice Field Part 1

2:00pm

The Art & Science of leading outstanding meditations!
Limited Capacity seats available

You've had some relaxing meditations, and then you've had some truly transformative ones! What makes the difference? How can you go from tongue-tied to mellifluous, and make a moment of attention in relaxation, one of profound healing? Come learn the Art & the Science of Meditation- * why it works * what to say * what not to say * how to use your voice to create a journey that transforms. This class is perfect for anyone who leads prayer groups, addiction circles, works with kids, hospice, yoga teachers & body/ energy workers. Your trade depends upon you offering your community what they desire, in the language that they can hear. You will be both a giver & receiver in this class, plus learn about the particular circumstances of the crowd you teach. Join me & come play with words with friends!

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Eykel

Kristen Eykel

Meditation Teacher, Sacred Circle Media
My personal journey into Energy, Yoga and Healing techniques began while I was still modeling, and taught me how to deepen my awareness and to own myself for the very first time. As a model, I was a commodity, but through my study, learned that I was a Spiritual being having a Human... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom D124
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • CEU's Reiki, Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 25% meditation, 25% practice, 50% discussion with Q & A
  • Participant Instructions Come ready to relax and inspire! A notebook and pen are recommended for notes, plus a cushion or wrap to be comfy during class.

2:00pm

The empowered pelvic floor
Limited Capacity filling up

The pelvic floor is getting a lot of press lately. But unfortunately there is a lot of conflicting information out there. Should we do Kegels or not; should we strengthen or relax these muscles, and what role does our yoga practice play? As a board-certified women’s health physical therapist, Dr. Pauline Lucas has created this informative, fact and fun filled experiential workshop for ladies only. We will discuss the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, how pregnancy and childbirth changes things-even years later (it’s not normal to wet your pants or feel like your female organs are falling out afterwards!), and how we can create a strong and also relaxed pelvic floor through the use of various yoga poses and breathing techniques. We explore “Kegels” and when to practice or avoid them. Nothing is off limits in this workshop as we discuss details about sexual health, bowel and bladder function-and dysfunction-and how yoga can help. No worries, our clothes stay on. ☺ 

Presenters
avatar for Pauline Lucas

Pauline Lucas

Pelvic Health PT, Yoga Therapist, Women's Health Coach, Phoenix Yoga and Meditation and Mayo Clinic
"My life's work is to be a bridge builder-by sharing the wisdom of yoga with the world of conventional medicine, and the science of medicine with the world of yoga." Pauline Lucas is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Board Certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist and Health... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballet Room
  • What to Expect 40% lecture, 40% asana, 20% meditation
  • Participant Instructions Please bring your mat, a pillow, 1 or 2 blankets (anything you need to rest comfortably on your back), and notebook and pen if you wish to take notes.

2:00pm

THE PSOAS CONNECTION
Limited Capacity filling up

Myths of the PSOAS are dispelled! Discover the truth behind this organic, abused and least understood area of the deep core. Excerpts from Jo Ann's book, THE VITAL PSOAS MUSCLE, Connecting Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Well-Being, will be presented. Floor work called SATYA will be introduced, as taught to Jo Ann by Tias Little, author of the Anatomy of the Subtle Body. The diaphragm and psoas connection will be discussed, using pranyama and asana to experience this important area. Asana practice will end with the Constructive Rest Position and Savasana.

Presenters
avatar for Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Creator, Director, Lead Trainer, Move To Live
JoAnn S. Jones is an international movement educator, and author of The Vital Psoas Muscle, The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy, and Anatomy of Exercise & Movement. Over 50,000 of Jo Ann's books have been sold internationally in 7 languages.  She is a Full Professor of Kinesiology... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Classroom C104
  • What to Expect 25% discussion, 30% floor practice, 30% asana, 15% relaxation
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook, mat, blanket

2:00pm

Bliss Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrating all aspects that bring the "aahhhh" to yoga. We begin with community introductions, then move into a bit of Ha Ha Yoga (guided chuckles), a couple soothing kirtan songs, and pranayama.

We then surrender into a gentle, slow moving, breath-connected, meditative asana, accompanied by sacred music, while inviting deep connection, emotional balancing and integration.

All levels are welcome to come relax and rejoice and rejuvenate. Not a ‘no pain no gain’ class. We will connect our hearts and celebrate this amazing time of Shift on Earth. We finish with shavasana accompanied by delicious music, closing with a chorus of Oms, ahhhhhhhhh.

Presenters
avatar for Roy Holman

Roy Holman

Owner, HHC
Roy Holman is author of two books: Healing Self, Healing Earth, and Poems from the Passionate Heart.  Roy has taught since pre-2000, and is a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Instructor, a Oneness Blessing trainer, and leads retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Bali... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tennis Court 1
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Vini Yoga
  • What to Expect 50% asana, 10% pranayama, 10% meditation, 10% satsang / discussion, 10% laughter Ha Ha Yoga, 10% rest
  • Participant Instructions Yoga mat

2:00pm

Explorers of Infinity
Explore the practice of chanting and gain a better understanding of mantras and the stories that support them. Deepen your relationship with self and others through experiencing your own voice and vibrations of the heart. We will practice, chant, sing and laugh together as we encounter these powerful tools that give access to greater love, freedom and creativity. This workshop will include asana, mantra and discussion.


Presenters
avatar for Marti Nikko

Marti Nikko

Yoga Teacher & Artist
A truly gifted teacher, Marti is known for motivating her students through her own passion. Fully certified in Yoga and the Pilates Method, and having worked in the wellness industry for the past 14 years, she teaches from a deep understanding of movement dynamics and the body. Keeping... Read More →

Artists
avatar for DJ Drez

DJ Drez

Sound Ambassador, DJ
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... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Gym

2:00pm

Restorative Yoga with Sound Healing and Crystal Grid
Limited Capacity full
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Experience a workshop unlike any other!  Sharon Dawson and Davin Youngs guide you through a Restorative Yoga Workshop with Sound Healing and Crystal Grid!   This carefully orchestrated series of Restorative Yoga Poses gently releases soft tissue surrounding the muscles where tension and trauma are stored. All asanas are practiced in a reclined position with the support of blankets, bolsters and blocks. Rest comfortably and quietly in each pose as you drop into a state of deep, peaceful meditation.  Each pose is demonstrated and assisted by Sharon while Davin plays a healing soundscape in accompaniment.  Sharon offers gentle adjustments to take you deeper.  The space is cleared and energetically charged with a healing crystal grid to support your practice.    

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Dawson

Sharon Dawson

Yoga Instructor, Yoga with Sharon
Sharon’s teaching springs from great gratitude and joy.  She began studying yoga at age 14 and has continued to practice asana and pranayama throughout her life. She loves the ecstatic feel of breath sculpting the body, and the connection yoga gives us to the pulse and beauty of... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Davin Youngs

Davin Youngs

Singer and Sound Guide
Davin Youngs is a singer, teacher and sound guide based in Chicago, IL. His work spans from performative to healing and is intended to move all humans toward positive growth and change.  Davin creates one of a kind sonic landscapes using his voice, sound healing instruments, looping... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • What to Expect 10% introduction, guided meditation, 80% Restorative Yoga Asanas
  • Participant Instructions Dress comfortably in layers. Water, optional eye pillow or hand towel

2:00pm

Mantras and Manifesting Among the Red Rocks with Emily Killeen
Limited Capacity seats available

Mantras and Manifesting among the Red Rocks with Emily Killeen 

Session Description: Unlock your manifestation magic with mantras and movement and raise your vibration with the power of positive thought.  We will begin by centering; linking breath to movement to awaken and energize the body. Mindfully transitioning into our easy/moderate hike, breathing in the fresh air and connecting with nature. Each step allows us to find peace, serenity and clarity so that we can tap into our fullest  potential by truly envisioning what it is that we want to manifest. At the peak of the hike we will enjoy a short yoga practice with Epic views of Sedona's red rock formations. On the way down you will be encouraged to stay present and connected to mother earth moving quietly and carefully. We will finish our journey with a few more asanas (poses) and a 5 minute empowering meditation to leave you feeling inspired for what's to come!

Bio: Emily began her yoga journey finding it as another form of “exercise,” but after a short time of this new-found practice she began to experience the many other affects that yoga has on the mind, body and soul. In 2013 Emily received her 200RYT and was eager to spread the love! She’s taught at various studios and outdoor locations such as Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, CA and Lakefront parks in Madison, WI. She believes strongly in the healing power of nature and her favorite place to teach is outside among the elements. She is excited to be teaching locally in Arizona and recently opened Ananda Retreat, a Wellness Retreat/Wedding Venue here with her husband. In addition she facilitates Women’s Transformational retreats in Sedona at Sedona Sacred Rocks, a metaphysical B&B and is grateful for the opportunity to connect with her students on a deeper, more intimate level.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.

Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:30pm
National Forest Service

2:15pm

Astrology of Karma, Chakras and Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

Prior to each lifetime, your soul has set particular learning goals toward evolutionary growth and consciousness and has designed an experiential strategy for achieving them. Evolutionary astrology draws on ancient and modern tools of wisdom for intuitively revealing your soul's plan to your ego’s awareness. Once so informed, astrology can become another resource for the yoga of mindfulness, bringing your awareness back again and again to clarity, healing and fulfillment of karmic purpose. In this workshop, Barry will introduce the language and concepts of western astrology within an eastern, paradigm of soul evolvement, reflecting the elegance and loving grace of our divine reality. Using birth charts from clients and workshop participants, he will illustrate many ways that astrology can give keen insights into how the soul designs our personality and life dynamics, including the karmic gifts and imbalances we bring from the past, in order to attract and engage with the experiences from which we are here to learn and evolve.  As a practicing energy healer and life transformation coach, Barry will share the profound connections between the planets, human evolution, the chakras, personal healing, and the achievement of polarity balance (wholeness, enlightenment, etc).  “Know thyself” is an ancient admonition of spiritual wisdom. Astrology can be one of our best tools and practices for this. With just a basic understanding of astrology and an initial immersion into your own birth chart, it can empower your own ability to intuitively and objectively monitor the progress of your ego’s abilities to be in service to your soul.

Exhibitors
avatar for Barry Kerr ASTROLOGER and Kristine Gay, AWAKENING COACH

Barry Kerr ASTROLOGER and Kristine Gay, AWAKENING COACH

Owner, Choose Conscious Living ASTROLOGY
Barry Kerr has 40 years of experience as an evolutionary, soul-based astrologer. His clients include many yogis, doctors, psychotherapists and other professionals around the world. Using Western astrology, Barry's approach incorporates the eastern Vedic principles of reincarnation... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Classroom E201

2:30pm

Yoga in Palestine Talk
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

7 Centers Yoga Arts
Ruth Hartung began her journey into yoga in 1991 with the study and teaching of Kundalini yoga in Los Angeles at Yoga West. In 1994 she initiated in the Satyananda Saraswati lineage through the Bihar University at which time she was given the spiritual name of Sraddhasagar (Ocean... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Manafort

Suzanne Manafort

Executive Director, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Suzanne Manafort is the Founder and Executive Director of Mindful Yoga Therapy.She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch in the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga® Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty in both schools... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Portico

2:30pm

RE-MIND: Yoga For A More Resilient Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Over half of Americans report more stress in their lives than five years ago. Worse, this stress is correlated with increased mental health problems, and one in five American adults, about 42.5 million people, will suffer from depression and/or anxiety in the next year. The philosophies and practices of Yoga provide a time-honored approach for healing the mind, and creating lasting emotional well being and freedom. And current scientific research is finally supporting what yogis have known for centuries: Yoga improves mood, decreases stress, and reduces depression and anxiety. This yoga intensive, taught by a psychologist and yoga teacher, will teach how yoga is a powerful intervention for not only improving mental health but and also cultivating what is best within ourselves. This course is ideal for health professionals (physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, therapists) wanting to integrate yoga into their healing work, for yoga therapists, yoga teachers, and anyone wanting increased emotional well being. In this workshop we will: • Review the current research and hypothesized change mechanisms that support the clinical value of yoga techniques for mental health • Contrast yoga vs modern medicine’s view on mental health • Understand the 6 attributes of well-being we all contain, and the 3 limiting beliefs that block our connection with our highest self • Learn and practice the key poses, breath practices, mudras, and meditations that you can quickly implement to shift mood

Presenters
avatar for Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop

Owner, Psychologist, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Heartland Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her classes. She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating complex... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Classroom A107

2:45pm

Igniting the Flame of the Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

The Yoga Sutras tell us that there is a light at the heart that is beyond all sorrow. This light is eternal and unchanged by circumstance. Together we will journey to the cave of the heart with dynamic asana,yoga nidra and chanting sequenced to bring you towards a remembrance of your own inner radiance.

Presenters
avatar for Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley

Sankalpa Shakti | Empowered Life
I have been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. My introduction to yoga was through the practice of Kundalini Yoga where I was fortunate enough to practice with Yogi Bhajan on several of his visits to Yoga West in Los Angeles. Being in the presence of this great teacher gave me a glimpse into the true power of Yoga. Soon after I was introduced to the practice of Hatha yoga and became passionate about sharing how yoga had changed my life with anyone... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Crisanto Santa Ana

Crisanto Santa Ana

Founder, LiveFree Productions
Crisanto Santa Ana is a DJ and Music Producer hailing out of Orange County, California.  From DJing clubs to festivals and other conscious gatherings, Crisanto continues to spread good music and positive vibes.  He innovatively spins at major music & yoga festivals such as Lightning... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Auxiliary Gym
  • What to Expect 15% discussion 45 %movement 35% yoga nidra /meditation
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a journal and a pillow if you have one .

3:00pm

Relationships, Belonging, Courage & Vision
Panel with Q&A

Presenters
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. Lori... Read More →
avatar for Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios

Founder, LEVITYoGA
Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga video Gravity & Grace made Yoga Journal’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time” (2008). He is the founder of Manduka™ (1997), LEVITYoGA™ (2012... Read More →
avatar for Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice Spiritual Counselor
As a contemporary Spiritual Counselor Eva inspires people to evolve through self-discovery, self-care practices, and Divine inspiration. Her compassionate, yet candid approach creates a safe space for clients to find their truth through Self Love. Eva’s insight, wit and easy-going... Read More →
avatar for Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel

Author, Unfucked Code: Transform Your Relationships from Fighting to Uniting; Owner, Electric Soul Yoga
Eric Paskel is known for his rock ’n roll personality in the normally quiet world ofyoga. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage-family and child counselor,and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers since 1999,presenting at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Forum

4:30pm

How to be a real teacher
Presenters
avatar for Arjuna

Arjuna

Arjuna is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda & the director of Yoga Sivananda, an affiliated-Sivananda Yoga Center in Gatineau, Quebec. He has tens of thousands of hours teaching experience and has been offering yoga programs in Sivananda centers & ashrams around the world... Read More →
avatar for Swami Sankarananda

Swami Sankarananda

Founder and Steward, Divine Grace Yoga Ashram
I am a simple peace pilgrim. After having experienced the grace of inner peace, having lived with and been guided by great Yogis in the Himalayas, and having travelled the USA for nearly five years, now I have been asked to tend to this desert oasis named Divine Grace Yoga Ashram... Read More →
avatar for Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver

connected warriors
Judy is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist.  Using her 30 years of learning and teaching she founded Connected Warriors a non-profit delivering Trauma-Conscious yoga programs to veterans and their families around the world and Bodymind Recalibration™ a multi-discipline body-mind... Read More →
avatar for Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Raviana Productions
Master yogis ANA BRETT and RAVI SINGH, are known as the lovable "rebels" of Kundalini Yoga because of their refreshingly non-dogmatic, user-friendly approach. Authors of a new book and 25 bestselling DVDs, this dynamic duo presents authentic Kundalini Yoga in their much loved cutting... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Forum

4:30pm

Build My List
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop will be about how best to reach your potential prospects, create trust, influence decisions in advance of your first connection with them. Learn more business Strategies to get focused, get support and get visible to your prospects. Introduction to industry Trends on relationship marketing, automated solutions, list management and video techniques.

Your business is only as good as your brand, values and delivery of products or solutions. Learn how to leverage all Channels of List Building, Lead Generation and Customer Relationship Marketing. Creating a sustainable business is critical for your customers, your community and your health. 

Presenters
avatar for Lorenzo Hickey

Lorenzo Hickey

Shape Shift World
Lorenzo Hickey has helped form 18 leading-edge startup companies. Having earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & MBA from Pepperdine University, and experience growing an organization of over 20,000 employees, he is an expert at all facets of running a business.His company Shape... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for SHAPESHIFT World

SHAPESHIFT World

SHAPESHIFT World
Welcome to....The SHAPESHIFT World where you have to Shift your Thinking to Shape your Life! SHAPESHIFT World was created to help individuals, couples, companies and communities elevate their awareness for themselves and others. Building a business today you have keep in mind the... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Classroom E201

4:30pm

Yoga and Qi Gong Practice: Timeless Wisdom for Navigating the Experience of Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Our experience of life now is ….. well, let me say, “challenging.” We are in the throes of a changing time. It is a time of questioning the meanings and purposes of our lives and the roles we have taken on to survive and thrive. We are seeing the qualities of limitation and separation that are inherent to the underlying belief structure of our present paradigm. And we are beginning to understand and accept that the attitudes and behaviors arising from these beliefs are destroying the earth, our outer environment, and our lives, our inner environment. We cannot continue to seek our meaning, purpose, value, and identity in this paradigm. We must find different beliefs; new meanings, new purposes, new roles. I think all of us have been praying, asking for guidance and help as we seek a new way of being. As it says in Mathew, “Ask, and it shall be given you …, Knock; and it shall be opened unto you.” I believe that it is by design that the practices of Yoga and Qi Gong have come into our present experiences. For these, in their essence, are practices in consciousness. It is in consciousness that we are aware of our beliefs and choose the beliefs we hold as our truth. These beliefs form our reality; they become our experiences of life! Though our practice begins in the vibrational; the physical, energetic, emotional, and mental levels of our being, it quickly reveals that we are also consciousness. We then become aware of the mystical interface between our consciousness and vibrational existence. The practice leads us deeper within where we learn to navigate this interface. Along the way, we are given the keys and principles that guide us to, and help us face, our internal unknown ----- help us to be present at this interface without contraction, judgement, a need to control, or expectation of outcome. Our open presence or surrender before this inner “altar” is our invitation to God. This is our communion; this is how we become a living path of transformational change. Pantanjali, in his Yoga Sutras, wrote, “Yoga is the neutralization of the alternating (vibrating) waves in consciousness.” One thing that I think is obvious to all of us is that we are here to experience this world. But I believe we were not meant to be trapped here. Our consciousness, the very essence of Who We Are, does not come from our experiences of the world, it comes from something that we cannot know through the vibrational i.e. mind, emotion, energy, and matter (the alternating waves). It is only to the extent that we seek and, therefore, attach our identity and our personal value to our experiences of this world that we become entrapped within it. Both Yoga and Qi Gong Practice are teaching us how to experience vibrational existence (Creation and our bodies) while knowing that we (our true identity and value) do not come from these experiences. We are learning to experience this world, to experience everything that it has to offer, without getting entrapped and limited by our experiences.

Presenters
avatar for Lyn Dilbeck

Lyn Dilbeck

Lyn has been a student and teacher of Qi Gong, meditation, and the Internal Martial Arts forthirty five years. Through his practice, he has come to know Qi Gong as a consciousconversation occurring between human beings and the intelligent power of Creation. In QiGong this intelligence... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Portico

4:30pm

"Serve Your Soul Flow"
Limited Capacity seats available

Serve Your Soul Flow How are you showing up in the world? How are you being called to serve? Are you stepping up to that calling and fulfilling your souls purpose? We will begin class with a grounding meditation and continue into an all-levels Vinyasa Flow with a theme of "service" and taking your yoga off of the mat and into the world. Yoga gives us so much. So many gifts, so many spiritual tools, so much healing and nourishment for the soul! So, how dare we not share it with the world? This all-levels vinyasa flow is sure to leave your soul inspired, reminding you why we practice yoga, and nudge you into stepping up and being of service to others. The only way we keep the gift is if we give it away!

Presenters
avatar for Donny Starkins

Donny Starkins

Serve Big LLC
Donny Starkins is international yoga instructor, mindfulness teacher and life coach from Phoenix, Arizona. As a former Division 1 baseball player, Donny’s yoga journey started in 2005 by searching for pain relief after seven operations on his left knee. Fast forward to today, Donny... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Tennis Court 1

4:30pm

ISHTA Diksha: Shifting Consciousness from Beta to Delta
Limited Capacity seats available

This meditation practice is the cornerstone of ISHTA meditation: a logical progression of the basic tools of pranayama, pratyahara, Kriya and visualization that creates an accessible and seamless experience of the inner world. Cultivate a sense of centeredness while increasing focus and concentration, leading you to an inspired state of oneness

Presenters
avatar for Alan Finger

Alan Finger

Founder, Ishta Yoga
South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master Alan Finger began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father Mani Finger and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga. The ISHTA style integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation and healing... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Auxiliary Gym
  • Style Meditation
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 25% lecture, 15% asana, 60% breath work, meditation, and mantra

4:30pm

Elemental Lu Jong: A View of The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Lu Jong recognizes that we have an unassailable connection with the natural environment. Being in tune with natural rhythms has a profoundly positive effect upon our wellbeing. The elemental building blocks of Space, Earth, Wind, Fire & Water comprise all natural phenomena including our bodies, minds and energies in addition to the earth, oceans and outer space. When the Five Elements within are in disharmony, the outward manifestation is discomfort, negative emotions and disease. The Five Elements Movements balance emotional energies, activate the flow of internal vitality, and harmonize bio-energetic substances (hormones). We will explore each of the Five Elements as relates to Inner, Outer, and Secret levels and learn a specific movement to recalibrate its energy and effects upon the body and mind. Students will also be introduced to the foundations of this Lu Jong Practice: Tantrayana Buddhism, Bon and Tibetan Medicine.

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

Founder, Lu Jong ~ New York
For years a direct student of Tulku Lobsang, the lineage holder of these transformational Tibetan practices, Joelle Kelly was chosen as one of the first of a handful of teachers certified to teach Lu Jong in North America.She has since been selected by the Master as a Lu Jong Educator... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Practice Field Part 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Tibetan Yoga
  • What to Expect 80% asana, 20% theory
  • Participant Instructions Dress in comfortable, loose clothing for ease of movement - yoga clothing is fine. Bring a mat and cushion, notebook and pens, and something to drink.

4:30pm

EmpowerYoga Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience the practice of TCTSY and open the door to a new perspective on teaching or working with clients.  Through a Trauma Sensitive lens, Facilitator Lori Edwards will guide a full length class whereby participants have an opportunity to embody empowerment through choice making based on sensation in their body.  We will begin with a brief introduction and there will be time at the end of the practice for some questions and reflections relating to the practice.  Please join us for an empowering experience! 

Presenters
avatar for Lori Edwards

Lori Edwards

Owner/Faclitator, EmpowerYoga
With years of experience and education in Child and Youth Care, Family Services and Mental Health and Addictions, the depth of my lived experience is the most valuable expertise I bring to clients, students, health care professionals and the yoga community. An expertise that is beyond... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Performing Arts Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • What to Expect 85% asana/15% discussion
  • Participant Instructions Please wear comfortable clothing for gentle movement. You will need a mat and are welcome to bring a bolster, blanket or any other props of your choice.

4:30pm

Groove Into Bliss: Creating a Musical Vortex
As vibrational beings in a vibrational universe, we learn to use the power of music to affect our energy and the energy of those around us, toward the goal of uplifting and raising positive vibes. Using a variety of musical intensities; STILL, CHILL and THRILL, we learn to calibrate our energy and modulate our state of being. After some discussion and sharing, the musicians will perform an improvisational piece of music which embodies and expresses the collective prayers of the group. We culminate with group singing and chanting and dancing, all in joyous expression of our highest intentions. It's a concert, a gathering, a party, a talk, an active meditation!

Artists
avatar for Valerie Romanoff

Valerie Romanoff

Valerie Romanoff is a musician, composer, and producer of music to uplift the spirit.  Valerie travels around the globe creating musical environments and raising awareness of using music as a tool for healing. Her study of mind body spirit psychotherapy set her on a lifelong journey... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Kirtan Stage

4:30pm

The Zen of....ummm.....actual Zen
Limited Capacity seats available

What is Zen? A Google search starting with "The Zen of" yields these top suggestions: "screaming," "python" (a computer language), and "social media marketing"). I don't think any of those are what the Buddha had in mind. Zen, as a school of Buddhism, has a long and rich history, but all of it points to one thing. What is this one thing? (Hint: it's not just pretending to be calm.) Zen is funny. Shunryu Suzuki famously said that he could explain Zen in two words: "Not always so." We will discuss a little of the history and practices, with opportunities to experience some of them for yourself. In this interactive session, you will have time to ask any question you like about Zen Buddhist practice.

Presenters
avatar for Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Five Mountain Zen
Ven. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile, Ph.D., is an ordained Zen monk in the Five Mountain Zen Order and is an award-winning research scientist, educator, author, and is professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. In his research career, he has authored over 100 peer-reviewed... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Classroom D124

4:30pm

Loving Self with Loving Sound
Many times we go through life repeating words in our heads over and over to the point where they become gospel….words of not being worthy of love, success, or simply letting ourselves be heard. These mantras become the framework for our lives and the choices we make. Bhakti Yoga helps us replace mantras that may no longer be serving us with new mantras of hope, grace, strength and healing. Bhakti Yoga is a path of yoga that is meant to stir and shine the heart through a path of Devotion. Lets join our voices to help replace what is not necessary with words that can inspire and move us, mind, body and soul!

Presenters
avatar for Stefanie Tovar

Stefanie Tovar

President/Founder, Hanuman Homies
Stefanie began her yoga journey as a performing artist in the practice of Baptiste Power Yoga in 2004.  Stefanie travelled the world as a performing artist and found yoga gave her a sense of groundedness and solace, no matter where her work and suitcases took her.      While touring... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Classroom E204
  • What to Expect 40% Journaling, 40% Mantra, 20% Discussion
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a Notebook, Pen and Something Comfortable to sit on.

4:30pm

Your Own Yoga Swaddling Class: The Yummiest Yoga Practice Ever
Limited Capacity seats available

Think Yin Yoga meets Yoga Nidra meets Deep Thoughts. Rina’s words and class will make you feel like you’re being snuggled… with a lot of love. She will mezmerize and hypnotize you in a way that will make the distractions of the outside world melt away so you can fully relax mentally and physically. Your muscles will totally unwind and your thoughts will deeply soften leaving you feeling like a delicious, restorative and yummy kind of mush. You’ll feel safe and loved while you’re body will be oozing with bouts of peaceful joy, creating an ideal space for healing and for igniting your own inner yoga swaddle.

Presenters
avatar for Rina Jakubowicz

Rina Jakubowicz

Founder, Rina Yoga
Rina Jakubowicz, founder of Rina Yoga, is known for her vibrant and uplifting approach to yoga by bringing movement, philosophy and fun to all, including Latinos and children. She is an international bilingual yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, and author. Her... Read More →

Artists
avatar for DJ Drez

DJ Drez

Sound Ambassador, DJ
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... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Main Gym
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Restorative Yoga
  • What to Expect 10% discussion 80% asana (restorative) 10% yoga Nidra
  • Participant Instructions Bring a blanket or throw with you. Plus a pillow or bolster

4:30pm

Awaken The Spiritual Entrepreneur: A Deep-Dive Into The Art of Soul Liberation & Financial Freedom Creation
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have the golden handcuffs on, worried that you're missing out on your life? Or are you a spiritual survival artist having followed your bliss right into the abyss? Then this class is for you. The world is falling apart but neither should you! Your Soul wants you to be in charge and be free. Discover how you can be in business with your purpose, create financial freedom and live the life of your dreams. Perfect for light workers, Star Seeds, visionary mentors and aspiring entrepreneurs!
By Sabine Messner, Founder of Soul Purpose Wealth™








Presenters
avatar for Sabine Messner

Sabine Messner

Soul Purpose Wealth
Sabine Messner is on a mission to show seemingly ordinary professionals as well as extraordinary luminaries how to be in business with their Soul's purpose. Her new paradigm approach of Spiritual Entrepreneurship has liberated and empowered hundreds of lightworkers across the globe... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Sabine Messner

Sabine Messner

Soul Purpose Wealth
Sabine Messner is on a mission to show seemingly ordinary professionals as well as extraordinary luminaries how to be in business with their Soul's purpose. Her new paradigm approach of Spiritual Entrepreneurship has liberated and empowered hundreds of lightworkers across the globe... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Vocal Room

4:30pm

Passion Purpose Prosperity - A path to manifestation
Limited Capacity seats available

Through the discovery of our passions we develop our purpose. Prosperity flows through us as we provide service in the highest good. Through sadhana, self enrichment, we allow our full potential. The foundation practices of phsyical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies will be introduced. You will discover your personal mantra through an interactive process. Opening to manifesting through desire and derservabilty.

Presenters
avatar for Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice Spiritual Counselor
As a contemporary Spiritual Counselor Eva inspires people to evolve through self-discovery, self-care practices, and Divine inspiration. Her compassionate, yet candid approach creates a safe space for clients to find their truth through Self Love. Eva’s insight, wit and easy-going... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Classroom C104

4:30pm

Anatomy of inversions
Limited Capacity seats available

To build a strong inversion practice we must first create a stable, fundamental structure. In this workshop Anton will breakdown the anatomical alignment of inversions including headstand, forearm balance, and handstand. Focusing on the shoulder & pelvic girdle, core, and hand placement to create a foundation for your inversion practice. Be ready to flip your perspective and elevate your spirit!

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

E-RYT, YACEP
Anton Mackey is a soulful vinyasa teacher who masterfully bridges the gap between the spiritual and the physical, weaving his knowledge of anatomy with sacred wisdom into every practice. Guided by the breath, students will encounter intelligent and creative sequences that create... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballet Room

4:30pm

Breathwork SoundLab™
Limited Capacity seats available

Strengthen the connection to your soul through this powerful combination of breathwork and sound. Through guided breathing techniques, and a 5 gong 5 crystal bowl sound bath you will have the opportunity to get clear, connected to your higher self, and expand your light. If you are looking for a way to experience a more expanded version of yourself this is the class for you. This is an experience that will last beyond the actual 2 hours of the class. After being directed through a personal invocation to access the higher parts of yourself, we will launch into the two part class. The first part is breathwork, which is accompanied by music chosen precisely for this event. Robert is an expert in guiding you through the breathwork in a manner that keeps you connected and integrated throughout the experience. This leads to authentic emotional and energetic clearing that will leave you feeling lighter and brighter. The second part is the 5 gong, 5 bowl sound bath which will be especially potent after the breathwork. Only the highest quality gongs and bowls are used, and Jamie’s skilled, graceful and fluid technique of playing will lead you into a deep meditative state, amplifying your connection to your soul.

Presenters
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Jamie Bechtold & Robert Lee

Founders & Teachers, The Soundbath Center
Jamie Bechtold, Master Soundbath Player and Teacher, is one of the pioneers in the sound bath world. Being amongst the first to offer sound baths with gongs and crystal singing bowls in Los Angeles, Jamie has played over 2500 sound baths since developing her unique method of playing... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Sound Healing
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 1/4 discussion, 3/4 active meditation
  • Participant Instructions Bring a yoga mat, eye mask and bolster or blanket. You will be laying on your back for both the breathwork and the sound bath.

4:45pm

Slow, Stretchy, and Delicious
Limited Capacity seats available

The title describes the class perfectly. This Slow, Stretchy, Delicious class is suitable for Every Body - even those that have never taken a yoga class before. This class targets the whole body with sweet, delicious stretches, which are sure to improve your range of motion and enable you to move with more ease. Modifications and assists given for YOUR body!

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Leitner-Wise

Suzanne Leitner-Wise

Owner, 532YOGA
E-RYT500, BWY, BYTA, TMT, AYC, RCYA, CERTIFIED ASHTANGA (David Swenson and Manju Jois) and ROCKET Teacher (David Kyle), Director of 532Yoga Teacher Training, a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance since 2000.  Suzanne was a Presenter at the First Annual Yoga Alliance Conference... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Tennis Court 2

5:00pm

Sedona XYZ Social
Thought Leaders for Sedona's Next Generation #BecauseSedona

Join Sedona XYZ members: professionals, business-owners, entrepreneurs for their monthly gathering. Held in the lobby at Sedona Performing Arts Center.



Saturday March 16, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
SPAC Lobby 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd

6:00pm

SUNSET CLASS
Enjoy a beautiful flow outside with a view of the red rocks

Presenters
avatar for Dana Damara

Dana Damara

Creator, Dana Damara Evolution
Dana Damara is a Master Teacher and healer with Shaman roots. She began her yoga journey almost 20 years ago which has included working with prenatal women and new mothers, owning a successful yoga studio in the NW, writing and running Embody Truth Yoga School, creating Youth and... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Practice Field Part 1

6:30pm

The Unfucked Code: Relationships
Limited Capacity filling up

Producing, maintaining and exiting Relationships is an art, a skill. Mastering such a form takes great discipline, practice and the proper blueprint. There are several key elements to finding peace in any relationship. Without exercising them, you will be left depending on others to be a certain “way” for your happiness, which is f#cked. Come get Unf#cked. In this journey together, we will learn.

Presenters
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Eric Paskel

Author, Unfucked Code: Transform Your Relationships from Fighting to Uniting; Owner, Electric Soul Yoga
Eric Paskel is known for his rock ’n roll personality in the normally quiet world ofyoga. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage-family and child counselor,and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers since 1999,presenting at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Vocal Room

7:00pm

Embodied Yin & the Art of Surrender
Limited Capacity seats available

YogaJames will be guiding this yin yoga ceremony for you to journey into the water-like quality of your fascia and organs. Come explore the places of tension and compression in your body, and uncover where you have resistance and where hyper-mobility. This will allow you to find an integral way to add stress to the tissues around your joints. For some this means more props, and for other this means more action. This practice will be an anatomical exploration, as well as an offering of the heart and exploration of the soul as you unite who you are, with who you know you can be. Come allow yourself to be, to breathe and to receive the alchemical effects of yin yoga while exploring the landscape of your inner universe.

Presenters
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James Kapicka

YogaJames
James Kapicka is an embodiment facilitator, yoga ambassador and Thai massage practitioner with a passion for bringing people together to play, explore and connect. He offers sacred yoga ceremonies intended to facilitate personal growth and collective healing through the unconditionally... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Auxiliary Gym
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yin Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 75% asana, 10% pranayana, 10% meditation, 5% discussion
  • Participant Instructions Please bring any personal props

7:00pm

Kirtan with The Band of Now - Chant Your Heart Out!
Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga - the way of the heart, to the heart. All are welcome to experience the healing vibrations of sacred mantras through call-and-response chanting in this heart-medicine ceremony. This is a practice which supports you finding your voice; letting your light shine as you vibrate healing sounds through your Being. Jai Ma! Stilling the mind, softening the heart, evoking joy, and dissolving separateness are just some of the magical benefits of this ancient practice. Mantras in Sanskrit and English inspire deep healing at every level. We evoke the latent energies within to awaken, drawing them forth through the ancient practice of chanting. This is a transformational experience, coming together through song, finding our voice, and finding ourselves. “You hold the key to your heart...your voice.” So please join us. Relax, breath and sing of beautiful things. No experience necessary, so come join the band!

Presenters
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The Band of Now

The Band of Now is more an idea than a group. Our focus is on sharing our gifts, Kirtan & Raja Yoga, with all who would receive them. And to recognize fully our equal-ness in our togetherness, and the power of co-creating when our focus is in the heart! Together we create as One... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Kirtan Stage
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Kirtan
  • What to Expect 0% Asana 10% discussion 10% dance 10% meditation 70% Mantra & Singing
  • Participant Instructions Bring a pillow to sit on and an open heart!

7:00pm

Free Yourself from Karmic Ties: The Truth About Karma
Learn the truth about karma from the wisdom of the enlightened Masters. Learn what karma is, where it comes from, how you create it, and how you clear it. Learn about the chakra that contains all your karmas. Learn how you can purify that chakra and clear karmic connections with any relationship. Be empowered with tools to purify, heal and strengthen your chakra beyond all chakras. Participants will receive an ancient remedy for whatever blocks and bad karmas that keep running in your life and in your family.

Presenters
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Soul Doctor Juleann

Juleann is a certified Soul Doctor, and an instrument of Divine love., To Love All Serve All
She inherited ancient knowledge directly from enlightened Masters Shirdi Sai Baba and Kaleshwar from palm leaves that date back 2,000+ years. Whatever any Divine soul has done, you can do too through Paramashiva Yoga starting with the power of the five elements. We each need to also... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Gym

7:00pm

RAVI Restore&Yin
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to Integrate the RAVI innovative heavy yoga blanket into a Restorative style practice. Lori will take you through the benefits of weighted blanket therapy as she teaches you to move in a new way. RAVI is a next generation, patent pending yoga prop. RAVI is an assist in YIN, a ground in Restore, a focal point in Pranayama and a workout in Flow.

Exhibitors
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RAVI

Triton Services, Inc. (RAVI)
What is RAVI? The RAVI is an innovative Heavy Yoga Prop and therapeutic Heavy Blanket all in one. Add 8.5 lbs of g-RAVI-ty to your Practice! HOW DOES RAVI WORK? RAVI calms through stimulating your sensory system. You interact with the world by sensing your environment – Sight... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Classroom D124
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yin Yoga
  • What to Expect 90% asana, 10% lecture
  • Participant Instructions Bring Mat, - optional, Bolster, block & eye pillow if you have one.

7:30pm

Vocal Expression Workshop with Dawnia Dresser
Limited Capacity filling up

If you are a yoga teacher, educator, singer, or just want to communicate more authentically and Divinely, this class is for you! Lifelong singer and voice instructor Dawnia Dresser will support you in creating a deep, embodied connection with your breath and voice in a fun and safe environment. Using the practice of singing, chanting the names of the Divine, movement, building Somatic Awareness and more, Dawnia will guide you to connect with, and open, your throat chakra so you can express from your whole body.

ABOUT DAWNIA DRESSER:
Boulder, CO based Dawnia Dresser is an Anusara inspired yoga teacher and life long vocalist/musician. During her 19 years in Los Angeles, CA, Dawnia co-created three albums of original folk-rock music and contributed extensively on albums and movies as a vocalist and voiceover artist. Dawnia is currently working with renowned Kirtan producer Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Deva Premal) to create an EP of soul-infused mantra music. A graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in music and vocal performance, Dawnia serves as faculty in the Boulder, CO based Kirtan Leader Institute. Her warm heart, clear and caring teaching style and soulful voice have led her to become a beloved member of the Kirtan community in CO and beyond.

Artists
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen Kirtan
Boulder, CO based Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute and loves working with those who feel called to share Kirtan with others and possess big ambitions around personal development and contribution through Kirtan. Mike has trained and apprenticed hundreds of Kirtan... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ballet Room

7:30pm

Lullaby Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Lullaby Yoga™, created by Johanna Beekman, RYT 500, is a unique blend of restorative and yin yoga with heart-opening live music. Her classes focus on deep relaxation and healing using principles from therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra, bhakti yoga and nada (sound) yoga. In Lullaby Yoga, Johanna gently guides participants through a series of deeply relaxing poses while singing to them. The music—a soothing blend of original and traditional pieces from a variety of global cultures—facilitates the healing process by providing a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself. Johanna teaches Lullaby Yoga classes at world-class festivals and studios across the US. Johanna has recorded, performed, and taught with yoga and kirtan luminaries including Gina Sala, Donna DeLory, Saul David Raye, Kia Miller, Sianna Sherman, Girish, and Dave Stringer. She offers world-inspired gospel-infused kirtan for top festivals, yoga studios, and churches across the country. Her critically acclaimed albums Heart Beats One and Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul feature many of the original songs and chants that Lullaby Yoga participants have come to know and love. She also founded Shakti United!, a “spiritual Lilith Fair” which empowers the female voice and celebrates the Divine Feminine, and supports girls’ education through Mitrata Nepal.

Presenters
avatar for Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, sacred songstress, yoga teacher, and kirtan artist. She is loved for her rich, soulful voice, radiant spirit, and evocative, inspiring songs. Johanna’s devotional music springs from her roots in gospel, blue-eyed soul... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Sedona Performing Arts Center Stage 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
  • What to Expect restorative yoga, meditation, and soothing chants all mixed into one
  • Participant Instructions Please bring your own props (bolsters, blankets) if possible

9:00pm

DJ Drez - dance party
Saturday night afterparty! If you have an All Access Pass, PTSD + All Access, Saturday Day Pass, or SYF Lite pass just wave your bracelet on the way in the door. Opted for a punchcard? Have friends who want to join? $15 at the door. Looking forward to this! We will be at Steakhouse 89 with additional grooves by Secret Sessions Sedona from 8:30pm-11:30pm

DJ Drez’s music has been moving bodies for more than two decades. His sound is an organic blend of mystical hip-hop, reggae roots and Indian raga that has been known to instigate an ecstatic dance party one instant, and soothe a group into a meditative savasana the next. If you’re a fan of Drez, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the mysterious, seductive voice of Marti Nikko gracing dozens of the albums, tracks and remixes he’s released over his prolific career. Nikko’s innate spark illuminates Explorers of Infinity. Her soul-soaked vocals dance and play in the spaces impeccably arranged by DJ Drez, highlighting a natural chemistry developed and enhanced through years of performing, living and loving together. The result is a beautiful, eclectic collection of music made for all sacred movement and moods. In addition to making music, Marti teaches yoga and pilates in Los Angeles where she and Drez live and love their 14-year-old son and newborn baby girl.

DJ Drez is a sound pioneer. With an ear for cutting edge sonic ambiance, a finger on the pulse of music that makes bodies move, and the vision and skill to obliterate genre and boundary with his own trademark sound and production, Drez has skyrocketed to international acclaim from the dancehall to the yoga shala.



Artists
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DJ Drez

Sound Ambassador, DJ
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... Read More →



Saturday March 16, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Steakhouse89
 
Sunday, March 17
 

6:15am

Sunrise Sun Salutation
Limited Capacity filling up

The best time to do the sun salutation is in the early morning when the sun is between the anahata chakra (at the heart) and ajnachakra (between the eyebrows). Surya means “the sun” and namaskar means “bow or prostration.” In ancient times, surya namaskar was a bhakti, or devotional practice. It was practiced while repeating 12 mantras, thanking the sun for the qualities it gives, allowing us to live on this planet.

If we do the sun salutation when the sun is low in the sky, directly facing the sun, we will feel the sun directly touching the different chakras, awakening them. It can be a very empowering experience. The whole process becomes a give-and-take with the sun. It can be practiced with intentions and devotion. Each graceful pose connects us with the sun and moves the sun’s prana, or shakti, (energy) through our chakras to awaken our own inner energy.

The 12 postures in the Sivananda sequence performed while facing the low sun make sense energetically. In the first posture, pranamasana, we gather the sun’s rays in front of heart. In the next, hasta utthanasana, we can feel the sun entering our heart. In the third posture, padahastasana, we offer our breath and a bow to the sun as the sun warms our lower back. In the fourth, ashwa sanchalasana, we can feel the sun opening our throat chakra to sweeten our words. In the next, kumbhakasana, we line up with the sun, becoming a channel of light. In the sixth and ultimate pose, ashtanga namaskar, we have eight parts of the body on the earth with the manipura chakra (at the solar plexus) in the air to charge up our solar plexus. And in the next pose, bhujangasana, we feel the sun touching between the eyebrows at ajna chakra, opening our intuition.

In this workshop we will learn the 12 steps of the sequence and learn the connection with our own energy centers, see how they can awaken our spirituality with the use of mantras.

Presenters
avatar for Arjuna

Arjuna

Arjuna is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda & the director of Yoga Sivananda, an affiliated-Sivananda Yoga Center in Gatineau, Quebec. He has tens of thousands of hours teaching experience and has been offering yoga programs in Sivananda centers & ashrams around the world... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 6:15am - 7:15am
Main Gym

7:30am

A Practice With A Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

“A Practice with A Purpose” A high vibe 75 minute Vinyasa Flow. “How we do anything is how we do everything.” When we practice with purpose, passion and presence, we live life with more purpose, passion and presence. Join Donny for this powerful experience of breath, movement and a playlist that will leave you on fire and ready to step into your purpose. You won’t want to miss this!

Presenters
avatar for Donny Starkins

Donny Starkins

Serve Big LLC
Donny Starkins is international yoga instructor, mindfulness teacher and life coach from Phoenix, Arizona. As a former Division 1 baseball player, Donny’s yoga journey started in 2005 by searching for pain relief after seven operations on his left knee. Fast forward to today, Donny... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 8:45am
Ballet Room

7:30am

Japa 101
Come learn the ancient practice of Japa. From the dawn of time, people from all over the world have found the healing power of repeating sacred names and prayers; we call this chanting. This practice is at the heart of all spiritual paths and religions. For such a simple practice, many people are still not aware of it’s potency and how easy it is. Join us in learning some basic mantras, how to use a mala, and tips to get your practice started. The word Mantra literally means ‘mind tool’. The benefits of repeating mantra through the practice of Japa are many: it centers and prepares the mind for meditation, has a calming affect on the nervous system, and is a form of pranayama. Many find the practice brings joy and peace into their lives, and opens their heart. Please join us and experience what Japa can do for you.

Presenters
avatar for The Band of Now

The Band of Now

The Band of Now is more an idea than a group. Our focus is on sharing our gifts, Kirtan & Raja Yoga, with all who would receive them. And to recognize fully our equal-ness in our togetherness, and the power of co-creating when our focus is in the heart! Together we create as One... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Kirtan Stage
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Bhakti Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 40% Discussion 40% Japa Practice 20% Meditation
  • Participant Instructions Bring a cushion to sit on and a mala if you have one. We will have some to use and to purchase if you like.

7:30am

Hanuman Myths with your Heart Wide Open
Limited Capacity seats available

In this up-tempo backbend align & flow class, you will be invited to embody the mythology of Hanuman, reconnect with your hearts deepest desire and take the leap to live a radically inspired life.  Peak pose Eka Pada Urdhva Danurasana (one legged full wheel pose), modifications will be offered for all bodies.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Heffernan

Liz Heffernan

Soma Yoga Institute
Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a gifted international teacher, a certified Yoga Therapist and long- term practitioner.  She combines her in-depth knowledge of anatomically informed alignment with insights and practical wisdom gained from 23 years of yoga teaching & immersive... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Performing Arts Room

7:30am

Harmonize with Mother Earth -
Healing Melodic Medicine, High Conscious Herbs and Gentle Yoga’- Our multi-dimensional healing experience begins with a Chaga and Reishi mushroom tea ceremony by Shaman Shack Herbs.  We honor Mother Earth and the wisdom she provides by absorbing and remembering the knowledge these high conscious adaptogens are here to share.  Once resonating with high vibrations in our bodies, mind and soul, Kori Lynn will guide us through a 60-minute gentle, slow yoga flow weaving in her original melodic medicine meditations co-created with Mother Earth.  Kori Lynn signs along with rattles, ukulele and dulcitar, which are tuned to the natural frequencies of our dearest Mother Earth at 432hz.  The healing sounds and words stimulate, uplift and harmonize the chakras, allowing the body to fully relax, ground and heal.  



Exhibitors
avatar for Kori Lynn

Kori Lynn

Vendor, Shaman Shack Herbs
Sustainably Sourced, Wild Crafted, High Integrity Adaptogen Herbs and Mushrooms.We feature sophisticated herbal formulations drawn from a 5000 year old Pre-Taoist health lineage called The “Gate of Life.”  Shaman Shack Herbs offers “Tonic” herbal formulas, based on this highly... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Classroom E201

7:30am

QiGong Recharge
Qigong movements help improve and maintain health by recharging your Qi/Vitality/Prana/Ki/life force. Qigong recharge by encouraging circulation of lymphatic, cardio, and all fluids/energies in the body. A healthy river is one that moves. Some 70% of a human body is water. If the fluids are not moving properly, the body becomes stagnant. Qigong can help you: • Release stress by reaching Wuji or balance. • Improve circulation of the cardio and lymphatic system. • Breathe the right way and move the right way. • Activate your core energies. • Cultivate your own Qi with this practice (increase energy). • Be sensitive to your own Qi after practice vs. prolonged practice. • Strengthen digestive functions – ease constipation. • Reduce waistline. • Sleep well. • Prolong your life with quality living. • Strengthen your bones, joints, and tendons. • Reduce risk of accidental falls with better balance. 

Presenters
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Tashi Lam

Co-Founder, Wuji Wellness, LLC
Tashi Lam started his internal martial art training with White Crane Kung Fu Grandmaster Ru Hu Zhu in 1995. He became an assistant in 1999. He opened his own school to share this art in 2004 in Phoenix when Grandmaster (GM) Zhu left AZ. Besides studying with GM Zhu, he studied with... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Practice Field Part 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • What to Expect 70 practice, 30 discussion
  • Participant Instructions notebook and pen

7:30am

The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠: Inner Child Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Nityda has a unique way of creating a sacred space that feels safe for doing deep healing work within the asana practice. The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ integrates yin yoga and gentle vinyasa flow with somatic psychotherapy techniques, always from a heart-centered & trauma-aware space. In this practice Nityda will create such a safe, sacred space to empower you to approach your chid within from a gentle and compassionate embodiment. This practice is critical in fostering self-compassion and moving through and past samskaras (faulty self-reflective beliefs and patterns that keep us stuck). This practice is intended to enable you to discharge from the body, mind and spirit, traumas that have remained trapped within. This practice will inspire new insights and evoke shifts in consciousness that support your healing and personal evolution, and connection to your highest Self. The asana portion of this practice is appropriate for all levels, including absolute beginners. We will integrate gentle vinyasa flow with longer yin-style holds and restorative postures with the use of supportive props. Nityda will guide you through internal dialogues and contemplative practices within the asana that are inspired by her training in Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems and EMDR therapy. This practice includes pranayama and meditation. Nityda is conscious of the common triggers for trauma survivors and so she always provides disclaimers and offers variations and differing options for those who may be triggered by breathwork and/or closing their eyes. Expect this class to feel like a combination of yoga and therapy and to be highly transformative.

Presenters
avatar for Nityda Gessel

Nityda Gessel

Founder/Owner, The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute
Nityda Gessel, LCSW, E-RYT (500), TIYT is a licensed psychotherapist, registered yoga teacher, and trauma-informed yoga therapist residing in Austin, TX. Nityda is the founder of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute℠ and the creator of The Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠, a healing... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Classroom E204

7:30am

Wise Council Talking Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Wise Council Meditation and Talking Circle Includes, a guided visualization, explorative writing and sharing circle. Visit with your personal council that is available to you at all times. Bring questions to light through your own internal wisdom. Allow guidance through automatic writing and intuition. Experience a traditional sacred talking circle and the power of presence. *sharing is optional

Presenters
avatar for Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice Spiritual Counselor
As a contemporary Spiritual Counselor Eva inspires people to evolve through self-discovery, self-care practices, and Divine inspiration. Her compassionate, yet candid approach creates a safe space for clients to find their truth through Self Love. Eva’s insight, wit and easy-going... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Classroom C104
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect Meditation 50% Discussion 50%
  • Participant Instructions bring your mat

7:45am

Rebalancing Shiva-Shakti, the rebirth of feminine principled leadership
Presenters
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. Lori... Read More →
avatar for Bizzie Gold

Bizzie Gold

CEOxFOUNDERxTEACHER
One of the world's top Personal Development + Wellness Experts, Bizzie Gold has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, E!, EXTRA, Home & Family, Bethenny, ABC NEWS and MSNBC to discuss her unique approach to sustainable transformation that has garnered widespread Hollywood praise (past... Read More →
avatar for Dana Damara

Dana Damara

Creator, Dana Damara Evolution
Dana Damara is a Master Teacher and healer with Shaman roots. She began her yoga journey almost 20 years ago which has included working with prenatal women and new mothers, owning a successful yoga studio in the NW, writing and running Embody Truth Yoga School, creating Youth and... Read More →
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Anton Mackey

E-RYT, YACEP
Anton Mackey is a soulful vinyasa teacher who masterfully bridges the gap between the spiritual and the physical, weaving his knowledge of anatomy with sacred wisdom into every practice. Guided by the breath, students will encounter intelligent and creative sequences that create... Read More →
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Kristen Eykel

Meditation Teacher, Sacred Circle Media
My personal journey into Energy, Yoga and Healing techniques began while I was still modeling, and taught me how to deepen my awareness and to own myself for the very first time. As a model, I was a commodity, but through my study, learned that I was a Spiritual being having a Human... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen Kirtan
Boulder, CO based Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute and loves working with those who feel called to share Kirtan with others and possess big ambitions around personal development and contribution through Kirtan. Mike has trained and apprenticed hundreds of Kirtan... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:45am - 8:45am
The Forum

7:45am

Goddess within Every Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

The Goddess Within (Every Woman) There is a Goddess residing within every woman: at least one, and I want to teach you how to inspire her to come out and play more!! The Goddess is an aspect of us that is beautiful, fierce, sensual, intuitive, powerful and wise. She is there through our best moments, radiating brightly like the sun. She’s there in our most trying moments, when we’re angry, sad or heartbroken. She is the great supporter. She is the radiant essence of ourselves. But too often there are moments of great self-doubt and self-judgment, when the inner criticism takes over and disconnects you from your true essence. Your true essence is a force of nature, a power-woman, and a bold, sensual ALIVE woman! The Goddess wants to support you from the inside out, are you going to receive her blessings? What would happen if you knew exactly what you want to do, and how to do it? And, what if nothing was wrong? This workshop offers a cornucopia of practical tools, all guided with Hemalayaa’s trademark charm, good humor, yoga, dance, meditation and spiritual transformational exercises to enable you to reach this critical point of being—of embodying your intuitive, sexy, powerful, and radiant truth.

Presenters
avatar for Hemalayaa

Hemalayaa

EMBODY Transformation Facilitator, Hemalayaa
Hemalayaa empowers thousands of people internationally with her unique blend of traditional and modern lifestyle programs, workshops and videos. She stars in numerous DVDs. She also hosts her own TV show, “BollyBlast”, bringing fitness to a whole new level of fun. Hemalayaa provides... Read More →

Artists
avatar for DTO

DTO

Musician, Buddha Music Group
DTO is an award-winning music producer, designing inspirational music that raises the vibrations of the planet.In 2013, DTO kicked off his career with a spark with his remix of “Love Me” by Grammy-nominated producer, StoneBridge.In 2016, DTO launched Nameless Energy, a yoga soundtrack... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Main Gym

7:45am

Embodied Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Creativity is the magic force of life, and your body is the vehicle for that life force. When you let your creativity flow through the layers of your body, you also make your soul visible. Join this special flow yoga practice that helps you find pathways of connection from your center to the outside world. You will be challenged a little bit, not technically but creatively – you'll find yourself a tool to release any blocks you might occasionally meet. We will start slowly and end up having a lot of fun, we might even step out of the asanas every now and then... This practice works best if you have even a little bit of yoga experience.

Presenters
avatar for Katri Syvärinen

Katri Syvärinen

Yoga teacher, Author & Writing instructor
Katri Syvärinen is RYT500h Embodied Flow™ inspired yoga teacher, wellbeing coach, an author and a writing instructor. Her passion is to help people get rid of their limiting beliefs and find the courage to express their soul message. Her teaching style is empathic, relaxing, yet... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Tennis Court 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Beginner
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • What to Expect 80 % asana, 10 % meditation, 5 % free movement, 5 % creative work
  • Participant Instructions Bring a mat, a notebook and a pen

8:00am

Emotions are messages. Meditate to listen
Limited Capacity seats available

Our physical body is tangible to the touch. Our emotions are messages from our body, mind, and spirit. Meditation is the bridge between all aspects of ourself. By quieting the physical body, we give our mind and spirit an opportunity to listen to the internal dialogue between all aspects of ourselves. In this class, Leah will offer two meditations. The first on the basic act of listening to and connecting to our senses and body. The second meditation offers an experience that, by placing attention in a particular area of the body it can reduce emotions such as anxiety and increase emotions like confidence. We begin from the outside and work our way in. We start with the tangible confidence in our physical body as we explore the more subtle aspects of our feelings. So that we are present and aware in our body, mind, spirit ; to awaken in life with expanded awareness. For without awareness we are blindly moving though life. For example, lets say you are confronted with trauma or pain and you do not have a reference point to your mind and emotions to guide you through this challenging time. Meditation will give you that reference point. It is a viable life tool that you can add to your life tool kit, and best thing is! that you can use it any way that you choose. To further enhance your life during the best times and the times of struggle. Come to this class to experience your true nature. That of joy, peace and love.

Presenters
avatar for Leah Kinsella

Leah Kinsella

Meditation Coach, Leah Kinsella
Friend, sister, teacher, and coach.  Leah has been teaching since 2007; a student of yoga since 2000.  She teaches from a place of dedication to the practice and has been fortunate enough to have high caliber teachers like Rod Stryker, Brent Anderson and Sally Kempton   Leah is... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Classroom D124

8:00am

Detoxification: Jumpstart a Healthier You
Limited Capacity seats available

We all have different ways to show how toxic our bodies have become. We breathe toxins in our air, we drink toxins in our water, we ingest toxins through our food, we absorb toxins through our skin with the products we use - our bodies have been designed perfectly to battle these toxins, yet they can overwhelm us and we become less efficient at detoxifying. Would you like an opportunity to rid your body of toxins and improve your health drastically on your own? Haley, of Living Raw By Grace, will discuss how our body prioritizes detoxification and how to improve our ability to detoxify. She will discuss the three easiest and most efficient whole-body detoxification methods and provide a few recipes to try on your own!

Exhibitors

Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Classroom A107

8:00am

Malas & Mantras
Limited Capacity seats available

Malas and Mantras Experience 45 minutes of breathing meditation using your mala beads with Rana Nader, learn how to use your mala beads, why there are 108 beads, what is the right mantra for you and how to engage your mala beads with your yoga and meditation practice.

Presenters
RN

Rana Nader Jewelry

Rana Nader Yoga Jewelry
Thirteen years ago, Rana Nader joined her mother, who has been making jewelry for over 30 years, and began creating her own line of jewelry beside her. She quickly expanded her fashion line to the Middle East and Europe before moving to Laguna Beach, California. Today she’s transformed... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Vocal Room
  • What to Expect 80% discussion 20% meditation

8:00am

Mindful Yoga for Trauma Training for Yoga Teachers • 15-Hour Program
Limited Capacity seats available

For many of us, the practices of yoga have changed our lives. That statement may seem dramatic, but it’s true. These practices teach us to turn inward, to pay attention, and to notice without judgment. They enable us to find balance in our bodies and minds, as well as develop our overall well-being. Because of those benefits, yoga is an invaluable asset for veterans who are coping with trauma-related psychological difficulties.Yoga practices are a powerful complement to professional treatment for Post Traumatic Stress. A mindful, embodied yoga practice can provide relief from symptoms and develop the supportive skills that veterans need in their everyday lives. Yoga does not cure Post Traumatic Stress, but it has proven to aid in a veteran’s healing journey.Mindful Yoga Therapy is an Embodyoga® based, empirically informed, clinically tested program comprised of five practices: Pranayama (breathing), Asana (postures connected with breath), Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Gratitude. Each practice is a tool veterans can use to cope with Post Traumatic Stress, and together, they form a comprehensive system—a toolbox—that will carry veterans into a life of strength and resilience.The healing effects of these ancient yogic practices have begun to receive recognition from modern scientists. Research has discovered and validated what the yogis have known for centuries: yoga is one of the most effective ways to encourage and stimulate the healing process.Clinical trials have demonstrated that even the best yoga teachers need to acquire a specific set of skills and considerations to work in trauma recovery programs. This 15-hour training program is for 200-hour certified yoga teachers and service providers.  Mindful Yoga Center also offers 200-hour teacher training.Fifteen (15) hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits are available.


  • Why yoga for trauma?
  • The Toolbox and its five practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Gratitude
  • Special considerations and specific techniques for working with veterans
  • The nervous system and using yoga as a therapeutic methodology
  • Appropriateness and variations of asana
  • Understanding veteran and military culture
  • How to bring Mindful Yoga Therapy into the world
  • 12 Week Protocol
  • Post Traumatic Growth
Thursday, March 14th 8am - 5pm
Friday, March 15th 8am - 12pm
Saturday, March 16th 8am - 12pm
Sunday, March 17th 8am - 12pm
Held in the Auxiliary Gym at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona AZ 86336

Presenters
avatar for Chris Eder

Chris Eder

Director of Communications, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Chris Eder is a retired Air Force Veteran and a Power/Vinyasa/Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor. (Frog Lotus Yoga) His yoga journey began in 1999 after he encountered the joys of a pinched sciatic nerve, and a diagnosis of Adult ADD. A friend introduced him to yoga as an alternative... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Manafort

Suzanne Manafort

Executive Director, Mindful Yoga Therapy
Suzanne Manafort is the Founder and Executive Director of Mindful Yoga Therapy.She has studied extensively with Beryl Bender Birch in the Hard and Soft Yoga Institute and also with Patty Townsend in the Embodyoga® Teacher Training programs. She is now on faculty in both schools... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy

Mindful Yoga Therapy programs are clinically tested and empirically informed.   Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) is the product of Suzanne Manafort, a yoga teacher with decades of experience, looking for a way to give back to society. She volunteered to work with veterans at her local... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Auxiliary Gym

8:30am

Introduction to the Timeless Wisdom of Bhagavad Gita
Limited Capacity seats available

Bhagavad Gita, or "Song of God", consists of just 701 couplets, and the effect of these teachings, when contemplated and practiced, have the effect of both uplifting life and freeing us from suffering.

It seems that we have so many problems in our day to day life, and yet the seers and great Yogis tell us that really we have but one - that we have forgotten who we are. We live out of alignment with Peace and Joy. It is not that they do not exist, they are within each of us, but we have covered them up and forgotten our essential nature.

It is further said that regular study and contemplation of the Gita set us on the path of Freedom, of remembering, and of re-integrating; of attaining to Yoga (union with our own highest Self). If you have had a little or no exposure to the Gita and have an interest in learning more about the practice and philosophy of Yoga this will be a great workshop for you.

Presenters
avatar for Swami Sankarananda

Swami Sankarananda

Founder and Steward, Divine Grace Yoga Ashram
I am a simple peace pilgrim. After having experienced the grace of inner peace, having lived with and been guided by great Yogis in the Himalayas, and having travelled the USA for nearly five years, now I have been asked to tend to this desert oasis named Divine Grace Yoga Ashram... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Portico

8:30am

Sedona Vortex Yoga Hiking with Blair
Limited Capacity seats available

note: this is a paid excursion. If your pass includes an On the Land experience go to "On the Land" (green) sessions and choose one. If you would like to add an excursion to your weekend please visit www.sedonayogafestival.com/purchase-tickets and register for a single excursion. 

Remembering who you are...seems important these days. Our society isn't really setup to allow for such notions and all the veins which stem from this core expansion such as bi-locating, great self love, understanding of universal the energy flow, the ability to miraculously heal your self and others, creating your own reality and times lines, etc.... Getting in touch with your unlimited potential as the powerful being you are with the support of the Sedona vortex is one way we remove the box regarding a Sedona experience. Integrating QiGong into the experience is always part of the practice.

Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 8:30am - 11:15am
National Forest Service

9:00am

9:30am

The Shift: Awakening your Soul
Presenters
avatar for Donny Starkins

Donny Starkins

Serve Big LLC
Donny Starkins is international yoga instructor, mindfulness teacher and life coach from Phoenix, Arizona. As a former Division 1 baseball player, Donny’s yoga journey started in 2005 by searching for pain relief after seven operations on his left knee. Fast forward to today, Donny... Read More →
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

E-RYT, YACEP
Anton Mackey is a soulful vinyasa teacher who masterfully bridges the gap between the spiritual and the physical, weaving his knowledge of anatomy with sacred wisdom into every practice. Guided by the breath, students will encounter intelligent and creative sequences that create... Read More →
avatar for Sabine Messner

Sabine Messner

Soul Purpose Wealth
Sabine Messner is on a mission to show seemingly ordinary professionals as well as extraordinary luminaries how to be in business with their Soul's purpose. Her new paradigm approach of Spiritual Entrepreneurship has liberated and empowered hundreds of lightworkers across the globe... Read More →
avatar for Isabella Greene

Isabella Greene

Metaphysical Specialist & Healer
Isabella A. Greene is a Starseed, a Lightworker and a Wayshower. She serves as a Metaphysical Specialist, Spiritual Healer, Coach and Teacher. Her mission is multidimensional and extends beyond the limitations of 3D. With strong psychic and paranormal gifts from childhood and... Read More →
avatar for Tashi Lam

Tashi Lam

Co-Founder, Wuji Wellness, LLC
Tashi Lam started his internal martial art training with White Crane Kung Fu Grandmaster Ru Hu Zhu in 1995. He became an assistant in 1999. He opened his own school to share this art in 2004 in Phoenix when Grandmaster (GM) Zhu left AZ. Besides studying with GM Zhu, he studied with... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
The Forum

9:30am

Kundalini Yoga Rave - Ecstasy from Within
Experience a profound technology to open yourself to fulfillment and live in the rhythm and flow of life. Here is the best of the ancient and new: Kundalini Yoga's spiritual depth and knowledge of body and mind, with the newest innovations in body mechanics and effective fitness. From yoga newbie to expert, this is the yoga experience you've been waiting for! Participate in a joyous celebration of Spirit. Meet other beautiful souls who share your journey on the path of Spirit. Elevate, celebrate, and honor Spirit in Spring. Breathe, move, dance, chant, experience endogenous ecstasy. Above all, manifest Destiny, and heal the world! Let's rocket and rock it yogis!

Presenters
avatar for Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Ana Brett & Ravi Singh

Raviana Productions
Master yogis ANA BRETT and RAVI SINGH, are known as the lovable "rebels" of Kundalini Yoga because of their refreshingly non-dogmatic, user-friendly approach. Authors of a new book and 25 bestselling DVDs, this dynamic duo presents authentic Kundalini Yoga in their much loved cutting... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Sukha

Sukha

Kundalini Yoga, Mantra Music, Kirtan and Meditation, Hummingbird Yoga
Sukhmani is a senior level Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher. SUKHA is an award winning mantra band comprised of Sukhmani, her husband Sukhman and world-class musicians. SUKHA exists to help people fall in love with the elevating effects and healing power of yoga and mantra meditation... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Kirtan Stage

9:30am

Happy Hips!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in an invigorating and intensive hip opening session and experience precise and fluid movements that can remove tension on a physical, emotional, and energetic level. You will be guided to approach the opening of the hips in a fun and patient way, allowing the body time to respond. When the hips are open and loose, the rest of your body will feel more supported and at ease. Learn tech­niques to gen­tly stretch and open the hips. Increase flex­i­bil­ity, explore dif­fer­ent rota­tions of the hips and safe, effec­tive ways to open them, reliev­ing stress on lum­bar, sacroil­iac, and knee joints, plus you’ll clear, awaken and balance the two base chakras. The hip area is a com­plex clus­ter of pow­er­ful mus­cles, ten­dons, and lig­a­ments, and we can begin to loose the rota­tion, flex­ion, and exten­sion they need to remain agile. Life today requires that we sit too much — sports, such as run­ning and cycling (even walk­ing) demand hip strength but not flex­i­bil­ity, and every­day stress cre­ates ten­sion in your hip area. You will be guided to approach the open­ing of the hips in a patient way, allow­ing the body time to respond. When the hips are open and loose, the rest of your body will feel more sup­ported and at ease. Unstick your hips and get them glid­ing freely again!

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Leitner-Wise

Suzanne Leitner-Wise

Owner, 532YOGA
E-RYT500, BWY, BYTA, TMT, AYC, RCYA, CERTIFIED ASHTANGA (David Swenson and Manju Jois) and ROCKET Teacher (David Kyle), Director of 532Yoga Teacher Training, a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance since 2000.  Suzanne was a Presenter at the First Annual Yoga Alliance Conference... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Practice Field Part 1
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 25% lecture and discussion/audience participation, 75% asana
  • Participant Instructions Bring a smile, an open mind and an eagerness to learn and have fun!

9:30am

Lu Jong Tibetan Yoga: The Five Body Parts Movements
When we release the energetic blocks in our channels and chakras our energy, or LUNG as is called in Tibetan, is better able to circulate and operate at optimum levels. The beauty of Lu Jong Tibetan yoga is its accessibility and effectiveness for bringing all levels of students into balance and ultimately empowering them to achieve greater health and happiness with sequences they can continue to do on their own. We open the class with the Five Elements Movements to restore the balance of elemental energies in our bodies and then delve into a series of movements developed specifically to address the musculoskeletal system. Gentle movements combined with the breath address different parts of our spine as we work from the head down through the lower extremities.

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

Founder, Lu Jong ~ New York
For years a direct student of Tulku Lobsang, the lineage holder of these transformational Tibetan practices, Joelle Kelly was chosen as one of the first of a handful of teachers certified to teach Lu Jong in North America.She has since been selected by the Master as a Lu Jong Educator... Read More →



Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Practice Field Part 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Tibetan Yoga
  • What to Expect 85% asana, 15% discussion
  • Participant Instructions Dress in comfortable, loose clothing for movement - yoga clothes are fine. Bring a yoga mat, cushion, notebook, pens, something to drink.

9:30am

Moving from the Core
Limited Capacity seats available

We talk about working the “core” yet when we hear that, most of us immediately think of the “six pack abs” when in fact there is much more to the core than a nice looking stomach. The body’s “core” refers to the muscles around the abdomen, pelvis and back, they are also the spines primary stabilizers. The core muscles are almost always active, from sitting to standing, walking to running, the core muscles are at work stabilizing our body. Weak core muscles make one more susceptible to poor posture, back pain and injuries during activity. Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance, stability, lean and strong abdominal muscles, and a stronger, more fluid yoga practice.

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

E-RYT500 YACEP, Yoga4U LLC
Donna’s themed classes offer a unique fusion of alignment, anatomy, and strength while delving into the deeper meaning of Yoga. She specializes in modalities for healing in all levels, gentle, and specialty classes that target specific areas of the body or ailments. All of her classes... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Tennis Court 2

9:30am

Pain-Free Joints
Limited Capacity filling up

Master teacher Cain Carroll helps you learn how to achieve optimal joint health in this in-depth 2-hour workshop. Learn to regain ease of movement, restore fluid range of motion, reduce the effects of arthritis, and slow the aging of your body's joints. Taught in over 15 countries, Cain's unique system is comprised of four components: movement, somatic awareness training, diet, and meditation. It is easy to learn, simple to apply, and most importantly gives lasting results and real relief from pain. You"ll be amazed at good you feel!

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

Founder, Clearbright Coaching
Cain Carroll, E-RYT 500 is an author and coach who teaches courses in radical self-healing and embodied spiritual practice. He has led classes and retreats in 15 countries and worked privately with top executives, elite athletes, doctors, and renowned artists. His work is inspired... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom E204

9:30am

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras for Children
Limited Capacity seats available

Ana Camacho-Hansen, author of Yoga for Big Hearts and Little Hands: A Handbook of Yoga Poses for Children, offers a workshop on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how the ancient wisdom can be applied for the young. Many of today’s youth crave the wisdom of the spirit, heart, and soul. Ana Camacho-Hansen’s workshop will offer insightful discussions on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, in relation to the unique challenges that our youth face daily. Participants will chant Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and learn how to teach yogic principles (such as the Yamas and Niyamas) in a classroom setting. Some of the topics to be covered include the following: bullying-prevention, growth mindset, mindfulness, and random acts of kindness. Ana Camacho-Hansen’s passion is to work with dedicated community servants in spreading peace curriculum in schools all over America.

Presenters
avatar for Ana Hansen

Ana Hansen

Yoga Instructor, Ana Hansen


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom C104

9:30am

Pranayam in Thai Yoga Bodywork
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious breath is something we always have access to but sometimes forget. Pranayam (extension of the breath or life force) has the intention to move energy, to help remove stagnation and to create wonderful new blessings in body, mind and spirit! In this partnered class, you will learn and experience unique yogic breathing techniques that beautifully compliment and enhance the healing art of Thai Yoga bodywork. In addition, as a giver of Thai bodywork, learn the myriad of ways that connecting your own breath with the receivers will profoundly elevate the results of the session. Let's all remember together in this fun hands-on workshop/play-shop!

Presenters
avatar for Misty Makara

Misty Makara

co-founder, Thai Love Yoga
Hello! I am an energy healing practitioner and licensed massage therapist specializing in and certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork. Together with my sweetie and partner David, we teach Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork, kundalini yoga, meditation and relationship workshops/playshops. We love to... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom E201
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Thai Yoga
  • What to Expect 10% discussion 10% meditation/solo pranayam 20% demonstration 60% guided partner practice
  • Participant Instructions bring your yoga mat and a blanket and pillow if you have one.

9:30am

Unlocking Vishuddha Through Sound and Song
Limited Capacity seats available

Vissudha or the throat chakra is our channel for communication, self expression and creative identity. It is our best tool for expressing emotion, feeling, need and self identity. It is the channel through which we best connect to the vibrational pull of the universe and dance in it’s rhythm. It’s power is paramount for personal change and growth. Any sort of block in the fifth chakra can cause stifling feelings of being misunderstood, unheard and lonely, leaving a sense of disconnectedness from ourselves and each other. So what strategies do we have to keep this channel open? How do we find the key to unlock our most free and authentic voice? How do we best communicate our needs and desires? How can we be heard? This workshop will guide you on a journey of self discovery, utilizing the power of change facilitated by the fifth chakra. With specific attention to singing, sound and spontaneous chant, you will learn how to use breath and bodywork to find more freedom in the sound of your voice as well as unravel muscular tension within the throat that inhibits sound. Seed sounds and toning will be used and collectively we will create spontaneous songs with the intention of allowing more freedom into our lives. Each participant will walk away with a profound understanding of what it is to be heard and a new song in their heart.

Presenters
avatar for Davin Youngs

Davin Youngs

Singer and Sound Guide
Davin Youngs is a singer, teacher and sound guide based in Chicago, IL. His work spans from performative to healing and is intended to move all humans toward positive growth and change.  Davin creates one of a kind sonic landscapes using his voice, sound healing instruments, looping... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom D124
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Other (Voice)
  • CEU's ASHA
  • What to Expect 25% discussion 75% singing and participation
  • Participant Instructions Please wear comfortable clothing and come with an open heart.

9:30am

Yin On The Rocks
Limited Capacity seats available

Yin Yoga is quiet, subtle, and deep. It's physical purpose is to work beneath the muscle tissues, delving into our connective tissues, ligaments, joints, bones, cartilage and the deepest facia networks in the body. Emotionally, it's one hell of a release! This great transformative system, coupled with a charged opening sequence to get the body hot and juicy, is the perfect compliment to old and new, hard and soft, slow and fast, yin and yang. It's another Eric Paskel original which always is more than just a class!

Presenters
avatar for Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel

Author, Unfucked Code: Transform Your Relationships from Fighting to Uniting; Owner, Electric Soul Yoga
Eric Paskel is known for his rock ’n roll personality in the normally quiet world ofyoga. He is an international yoga teacher, marriage-family and child counselor,and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers since 1999,presenting at Yoga Journal Conferences, Kripalu... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Mixtress Hava

Mixtress Hava

Inspired  by a love of music, dance and conscious community, DJ Mixtress Hava, has been igniting the hips and hearts of dance floors, yoga studios and festivals for over 15 years.  As the creator of Barefoot Ball Family Dance Party, House of Bliss and co-creator of Yoga Jam with... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Gym

9:30am

Release on the Rocks Experience (RORE): Transformational Vortex Treatment Hike with Lori Zeltwanger
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Release on the Rocks Experience (RORE): Transformational Vortex Treatment Hike with Lori Zeltwanger

Session Description: Are you ready to RORE??? This is an opportunity to dive into your body's subconscious holding patterns that may be holding you back & keeping you stuck and finally free them up.

This adventure takes you on a powerful transformational hike out into the spectacular & awe inspiring beauty of the energy activating vortexes of Sedona.

You will be guided on self awareness exercises, group hands on healing and therapeutic group myofascial unwinding to clear out restrictions & old traumas locked in your fascial system. This opens your physical, emotional & energetic bodies to clear & raise the body's vibrational field to make more space for that which we are wanting to bring in to our life.

This is a life enhancing, powerful experience and
an opportunity to take a big leap in your healing process!!

Bring water, snacks, sunscreen or hat as you need it. This includes movement and touch in a group.

Bio: Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective for over 30 years.  Lori has been practicing yoga for 25 years and developed a combination of MFR and yoga called Fascial Yoga.

Lori also founded the Myofascial Mastery Academy providing inspiring seminars & retreats on how to both treat and receive Myofascial Release for all types of pain and movement problems especially for PTSD and pelvic floor related problems. Yoga & MFR are a match made in heaven and go hand in hand for extra powerful healing results. Yoga is giving support to ourself while MFR provides support from others. We need both!

People come from all over the world to participate in her Pain Release Retreats. She treats those struggling with pain on many different levels and especially with those who have chronic complex problems that have not found results any where else. Through her gentle, intuitive approach, Lori has mastered the ability to facilitate letting go of the physical, emotional and energetic restrictions that are no longer needed and nurture the emergence of your potential.

Her signature RORE (Release on the Rocks Experience) is a profound way to release the subconscious holding patterns stuck in our bodies via a movement technique called Myofascial Unwinding combined with many other awareness enhancing exercises done out in our gorgeous and powerful red rock vortexes.

Requirements & Preparation: Mobility & fitness level: All participants must be capable of hiking 2-3 miles on uneven surfaces as well as navigate various gradients of terrain without the assistance of a walking aid or third party. Each participant must maintain a current health level that is conducive to hiking at 4000 + elevation without preexisting health conditions that could jeopardize the safety of self or others.

Please carpool to this location! 

Presenters
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. Lori... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase (pronounced Ōm-Bās) is a Yoga Studio and Tour company specializing in Yoga and consciousness evolution. IN THE STUDIO: A multi-disciplinary studio with daily drop-in yoga classes and Special Events at the light filled studio space. You’ll find your yoga at Aumbase Sed... Read More →



Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Offsite: Amitabha Stupa 2650 Pueblo Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

9:30am

Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

How to make sure our yoga classes and studios are inclusive for all body types, races, religions, sexual orientation and gender identities.

Presenters
avatar for Dre Dygert

Dre Dygert

Dre Dygert happened upon yoga at her gym by accident. She was surprised how mentally and physically challenging the class was, and loved how her mind and body felt afterwards. She began practicing yoga regularly, and after noticing major shifts in herself and her life within only... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom A107
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 10% mediation, 20% activities, 70% discussion
  • Participant Instructions bring a notebook, pen, something comfortable to sit on

9:30am

PRISM: a Model for Addressing Cycles of Harm in Yoga Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga Service Providers utilize the intellectual, emotional and pedagogical resources of modern yoga methods, lineages, and communities to provide services to vulnerable populations. To uphold the principle of "do no harm", it is prudent to: Pause to reflect on the idea that each yoga method and community carries both value, but also, potentially, a history of abuse. Research the literature on the method to find and understand that history. Investigate whether the harm has been acknowledged and addressed. Show how you will embody the virtues and not bypass the wounds of the community. Model transparent power sharing and engaged ethics for future practitioners. The PRISM strategy is intended to foster transparency and care in spiritual communities. It is meant to prevent retraumatization, obviate the stress of disillusionment, and to help Yoga Service Providers avoid the psychological, institutional, and spiritual drag that accrues when abuse histories are hidden, while reducing the material and emotional labour of backtracking and mending necessitated when hidden histories explode.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Vocal Room

9:30am

YOUR BRAIN, YOUR BODY, YOUR BREATH: The Science of Yoga Therapy
Limited Capacity seats available

This documentary presents interviews with top scientists and physicians from all over the country, including Harvard, UCLA and Carnegie Mellon, who are proving the physiological and neurological benefits of Yoga and Meditation. You will hear directly from the physicians who have been using Yoga Therapy as part of a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan for cancer, HIV, diabetes, mental health conditions and a variety of nervous system disorders and inflammatory diseases. For more information, and a trailer of the film, visit www.urbanyogini.net After the film, we will engage in a thoughtful and thought-provoking Q&A with filmmaker Raminderpreet Elisa, finally taking participants through a Kundalini yoga Kriya for a Disease-Free Body as well as the Kirtan Kriya meditation featured in the film.

Presenters
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Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart

Founder, Urban Yogini
Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart has been a Yoga teacher/therapist since 2000, focusing much of her efforts on learning and sharing the research and therapeutic benefits of Yoga through the classes and workshops she offers. While much of her work has concentrated within the cancer population... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Performing Arts Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Yoga Therapy
  • What to Expect 33% show film (1 hour) 10% Q&A (30 min) 57% experiential Kundalini Kriya and meditation (1.5 hours) MATS
  • Participant Instructions mats/sheepskins/notebooks

9:30am

Integrated Intro to Kirtan Training with Mike Cohen
Limited Capacity seats available

The Level 1 INTRO training is for Kirtan fans who want to go deeper with chanting by launching their home CHANT practice! No prior experience is required. This introductory workshop will help you gain familiarity with the basics of a harmonium, rhythm, voice and the practice of chanting. Mike Cohen, Founder of the Kirtan Leader Institute, and his assistants work with current and aspiring Kirtan Leaders at all levels of skill and experience with an emphasis on meeting each person where they are and guiding them forward. This 6-hour training, held Saturday, 10:30am-1:30pm and Sunday, 9:30am-12:30pm at the festival, will also qualify you for the post-conference immersion. Harmoniums available for $25 (shared) or bring your own
$49 - this is a separately ticketed event www.sedonayogafestival.com/purchase-tickets

Presenters