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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 →
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 →



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

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
 
Friday, March 15
 

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

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

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.

1:30pm

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
 
Saturday, March 16
 

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 →


Saturday March 16, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Auxiliary Gym
 
Sunday, March 17
 

3:30pm

Somatics and the Art of Teaching Yoga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This fun and innovative SOMATICS workshop will introduce all levels of yoga teachers to a path for going deeper within themselves and with their yoga teaching. You will: * Gain insights into the 6 Somatic principles for masterful yoga teaching. * Understand and practice 6 ways of relating to your body moment to moment, and learn how to invite yourself and your students deeper. * Utilize a Somatic approach to deepen your Embodied Presence, build Somatic Awareness and speak with profound Authenticity. Many highly experienced teachers use Somatics as a potent pathway to masterful teaching. Somatics guides us to learn from the body up, rather than the head down. It helps us learn from the inside out, rather than the outside in. Using Somatics we ground what we learn and know through our personal experience. This delivers an intimacy and authenticity to one's life and teaching. Somatics is a powerful way to cultivate Embodied Presence, thus a powerful path to mastery in the art of teaching yoga. This class helps beginning yoga teachers become more CONFIDENT and COMFORTABLE working with groups and experienced yoga teachers move their teaching from GOOD to GREAT. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING “These powerful concepts and practices grounded me in the present moment and gave me courage to extend outward to greater possibilities within and around me. Mike is a master at communicating effectively and with great care and compassion. I highly recommend this course to other teachers!" -- SW, CYT 200

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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Classroom A107
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Yoga Teachers Only
  • Style Other (Somatic principles)
  • What to Expect 65% lecture/discussion, 25% body movement, 10% chant ing
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook and pen so you can take notes on the material presented and the insights you glean.
 


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