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SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL 2019 SESSIONS LIST
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Thursday, March 14
 

7:30pm MST

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

DJ/Producer, LiveFree Productions
Crisanto Santa Ana is a international touring 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 innovately spins at major music & yoga... Read More →


Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm MST
Main Gym
  Evening Session, Vinyasa Flow Yoga
 
Friday, March 15
 

10:30am MST

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 MST
Tennis Court 1
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Hatha Yoga
  • 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.
 
Saturday, March 16
 

8:45am MST

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 MST
Practice Field Part 1
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Power Yoga

10:30am MST

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 →
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 10:30am - 12:30pm MST
Main Gym
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Buti Yoga

10:30am MST

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 MST
Classroom E201

4:30pm MST

"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

Teacher/Coach, donnystarkins.com
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 MST
Tennis Court 1
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Vinyasa Flow Yoga

4:30pm MST

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 MST
Ballet Room
  Experiential Workshop / Training
 
Sunday, March 17
 

7:30am MST

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

Teacher/Coach, donnystarkins.com
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 MST
Ballet Room
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Vinyasa Flow Yoga

1:30pm MST

Levelling Up: Intermediate Acroyoga
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced Yoga practitioners.  Poses/Flows taught will 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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Practice Field Part 2
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Acroyoga
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Intermediate
  • What to Expect 5% Mediation 15% Demonstration 80% Partner Practice
  • Participant Instructions No partner required. Bring a yoga mat.
 
Monday, March 18
 

9:00am MST

Level 1 Kirtan Training
This is an add-on experience for those who want to stay late and dive in! To register for this experience please visit: https://sedonayogafestival.com/syf2019-pre-post-conference-immersions/
This post-festival immersion offers a unique opportunity to improve your harmonium and chant abilities with Mike Cohen, MA, Kirtan Leader Institute founder and his assistants. Build your repertoire with half-dozen introductory songs and work towards someday sharing Kirtan with others. Content includes learning 6+ songs, vocal training and rhythm training, and easy to use chant sheets for each song. Some experience required. If you are new to this, this training is not for you unless you have also taken the Level I festival integration. Bring your own harmonium, or use the one you rented in the Intro training. A limited number of additional harmoniums available.
For more information reach out to Mike Cohen at (720) 600-8377 or mike@mikecohenkirtan.com

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 →


Monday March 18, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm MST
Sedona Creative Life Center
  Ticketed Immersion, Kirtan

10:00am MST

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

This “Introduction to Breath Work Training” will be offered at discount to early registrants and include in it’s curriculum “Group Experience and Clearing” with Michael, brief history, highest and best standards, ethics and morals of pranayama facilitation and attendee “One on One” partner work.
There will be an overview of the South American, Brazilian and Peruvian perspectives on the “fine tuning and realignment” of Dis-Ease and the way in which nature, frequency, ritual, devotion and humor play into the tracking and release of ailment.

This training has been customized for “experienced practitioners” looking to add this specific modality to their repertoire and for beginners seeking “personal re-alignment” and a deeper connection to their own inner ability to affect positive transformation in their lives.

Life Coaches and Advanced Practitioners Welcome

This is not only a continued deepening experience with Michael but also a glimpse into The Breath Center Series 1 Facilitator Certification.

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 →


Monday March 18, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm MST
Sedona Creative Life Center
 


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