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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

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

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

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
Main Gym
 
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

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

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 9 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. : )

8:45am

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

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

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

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

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
avatar for Aparna Amy Lewis

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).

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

1:30pm

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

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
avatar for Stacy Dockins

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.

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
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 →


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

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
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 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 →


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
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 →

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 →


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

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

2:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

7:30pm

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
 
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

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

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

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

8:45am

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

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
SUKHA is a mantra band and a musical yoga duo from Southern California.  Comprised of Sukhmani, a KRI Level II Kundalini Yoga graduate, E-RYT, 500, and her husband yogi/guitarist, Sukhman.  SUKHA exists to open the doors for others to fall in love with the elevating effects and... Read More →


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

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

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

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

10:45am

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.

12:45pm

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

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

Founder, Connected Warriors
Judy Weaver is a yoga therapist and a teacher-of-teachers with over 30 years of experience and is the founder of Connected Warriors and Bodymind Recalibration™. Judy is known for her expertise in the world of trauma and developed Trauma-Conscious Yoga based on the understanding... Read More →


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

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.

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

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
avatar for Jamie Bechtold & Robert Lee

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

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

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
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 →


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
 
Sunday, March 17
 

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
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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 →


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

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

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

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
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SUKHA

Kundalini Yoga, Mantra Music, Kirtan and Meditation
SUKHA is a mantra band and a musical yoga duo from Southern California.  Comprised of Sukhmani, a KRI Level II Kundalini Yoga graduate, E-RYT, 500, and her husband yogi/guitarist, Sukhman.  SUKHA exists to open the doors for others to fall in love with the elevating effects and... 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

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

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

12:00pm

Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Yoga Moves MS and learn how yoga can be adapted for any body. This class will explore the joy of adaptive yoga for those with a range of abilities and neuromuscular conditions. With creativity and an open mind and heart, be amazed with what you can do as a yoga instructor and therapist to help those with MS and neuromuscular conditions. Cultivate healing power with a sense of playfulness and empowerment to feel alive and thrive in the body. 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. A generous restorative posture will conclude our session.

Presenters
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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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Classroom C104
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Adaptive Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 10% meditation, 75% asana, 15% discussion
  • Participant Instructions PROPS:  Recommended, 1 yoga block, 1 to 2 blankets, 1 yoga strap

1:00pm

Trauma-Conscious Yoga Training
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

Founder, Connected Warriors
Judy Weaver is a yoga therapist and a teacher-of-teachers with over 30 years of experience and is the founder of Connected Warriors and Bodymind Recalibration™. Judy is known for her expertise in the world of trauma and developed Trauma-Conscious Yoga based on the understanding... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Performing Arts Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 90% lecture and 10% discussion
  • Participant Instructions Bring a notebook, pens, mat, pillow. It is strongly advised to have read "Overcoming Trauma through Yoga" by David Emerson or having a good working knowledge of trauma informed practices.

1:30pm

Fire on the Mountain
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will tap into all of your sensory inputs, using your body to move, your breath to create heat, your eyes will take in the visual show and your hearts will pound with LOVE!

Presenters
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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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballet Room

1:30pm

GRAVITY & GRACE: Tools to Rewire Your Subtle Body
Limited Capacity seats available

Our mind is a powerful instrument, where we can realize everything is temporary and nothing is impossible. This is felt when we recognize our subtle body possesses many 'minds' - the mind in our head, throughout our spine, in our heart and in our gut, to name a few. With creative use of Gravity as a catalyst for movement, and Grace as a consequence of surrender, this dynamic 3-part practice will support the gentle “rewiring” of your neural circuitry responsible for effortless motion, healing, and infinite possibilities. The result helps build refined levels of attention and focus, which encourages greater sensitivity in different 'seats' of mind, and through consistent practice, builds flexibility, strength, and stillness naturally.

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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Gym

1:30pm

Thai Bodywork Techniques for Low Back & Sciatica
Limited Capacity filling up

Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork is a surprisingly flexible practice which can be utilized to remedy an innumerable array of prominent ailments. Low back pain and it’s first cousin Sciatica are two of the conditions affecting many of our population constantly. Not only can these pains be sharply reduced, but also the emotional and mental disharmonies which accompany them. Our bodies, minds and spirit all have Unlimited Potential which may be blocked by these conditions, and it is our duty to create New conditions for that Potential to thrive. Several practical and thoughtful techniques will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced effectively for you and a partner’s benefit. You will leave this class with more ease of movement, and the knowledge and experience to create opportunities for healing.

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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Classroom E201

1:30pm

Hero's journey with Hindu/Buddhist Archetypes
Limited Capacity seats available

We are going to symbolically kayak through Jung’s collective unconscious for Hindu/Buddhist Archetypes. And how entertaining story telling fully expresses our hero’s journey to Self Actualization. Uncover their secret Symbolisms & practices and allow them to express through your subconscious mind.

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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Portico
 


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