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SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL 2019 SESSIONS LIST
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Thursday, March 14
 

7:30pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop

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

Artists
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Jim Beckwith

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


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

7:30pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Kathryn Remati

Kathryn Remati

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


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

7:30pm

Psoas release for heart opening
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

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

Artists
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Crisanto Santa Ana

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


Thursday March 14, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Main Gym
 
Friday, March 15
 

7:00pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Stefanie Tovar

Stefanie Tovar

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


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

7:00pm

RAVI Flow&Yin
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Exhibitors
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RAVI

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


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

7:00pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Alba Antonieta Porras Hoyos

Alba Antonieta Porras Hoyos

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


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

7:15pm

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

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


Presenters
avatar for Ashley Fathergill

Ashley Fathergill

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


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

7:15pm

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

Presenters
avatar for Davin Youngs

Davin Youngs

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


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

7:30pm

Yoga Nidra and Meditation for Unconditional Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley

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


Friday March 15, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Auxiliary Gym
 
Saturday, March 16
 

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

7:00pm

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

Presenters
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Soul Doctor Juleann

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


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

7:00pm

RAVI Restore&Yin
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Exhibitors
avatar for RAVI

RAVI

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


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

7:30pm

Vocal Expression Workshop with Dawnia Dresser
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

Artists
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

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


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

7:30pm

Lullaby Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman

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


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


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