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SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL 2019 SESSIONS LIST
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Friday, March 15
 

8:30am

Tog Chod: Tibetan Wisdom Sword Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

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



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

9:00am

The Science of Mindfulness
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Craig Goldberg

Craig Goldberg

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Craig Goldberg

Craig Goldberg

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


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

10:30am

Hatha for Hips
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Alissa Kepas

Alissa Kepas

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


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

10:30am

DEMYSTIFYING KUNDALINI YOGA
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Presenters
avatar for Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart

Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart

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


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

10:30am

Earth Update: Shift Happens
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Roy Holman

Roy Holman

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


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

10:30am

Teaching to Older Adults
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

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


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

10:30am

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Patty Williamson

Patty Williamson

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


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

11:00am

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

Presenters
avatar for Lyn Dilbeck

Lyn Dilbeck

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


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

12:45pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Donny Starkins

Donny Starkins

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


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

12:45pm

THE RHYTHM OF YOUR BODY
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

1:00pm

EmpowerYoga Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Lori Edwards

Lori Edwards

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


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

1:00pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

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



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

1:00pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl Van Demark

Cheryl Van Demark

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


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

1:30pm

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

Authors/ Yoga Teachers, Embodied Posture: Your Unique Body and Yoga
Stacy and Dave co-founded Yoga Project Studios in 2005. They teach a slow, mindful, vinyasa-based practice with an emphasis on playfulness, bio-individuality, and functional wellness. They enjoy teaching weekly classes to their home community in Texas along with traveling the globe... 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

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

Presenters
avatar for Rina Jakubowicz

Rina Jakubowicz

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


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

2:00pm

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

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

Presenters
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

Love Your Belly
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Dawson

Sharon Dawson

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


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

2:00pm

Resistance Therapy in Thai Yoga Bodywork
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for David Tietje

David Tietje

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


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

4:30pm

After Awakening: Staying Awake
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

Barry Kerr ASTROLOGER and Kristine Gay, AWAKENING COACH

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


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

4:30pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

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


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

4:30pm

Moon Cycle Asana
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
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amy solara

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


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ballet Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • What to Expect 60% lecture, 40% demonstration with options to participate
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a journal, something to write with and a mat!
 
Saturday, March 16
 

8:30am

Introduction to Children’s Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Ana Hansen

Ana Hansen

Yoga Instructor, Ana Hansen


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

8:30am

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair (Swami Nibhrtananda)

Camella Nair (Swami Nibhrtananda)

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



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

8:30am

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Robert Sturman

Robert Sturman

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


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

8:45am

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Jerry Wesch

Dr. Jerry Wesch

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


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

9:00am

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Swami Sankarananda

Swami Sankarananda

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


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

10:30am

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

Presenters
avatar for Tashi Lam

Tashi Lam

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


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

10:30am

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Peter Sterios

Peter Sterios

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


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

10:30am

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Pete A Sanders Jr

Pete A Sanders Jr

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


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

10:30am

Yoga for the Three Bodies
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Arjuna

Arjuna

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


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

12:30pm

The Anatomy of Awakening
Limited Capacity seats available

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


Presenters
avatar for Michael Brian Baker

Michael Brian Baker

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


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

1:00pm

Digestive Power
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

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


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

1:00pm

Trauma-Conscious Yoga Class - Practicum
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Judy Weaver

Judy Weaver

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


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

1:30pm

The Break Method
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Bizzie Gold

Bizzie Gold

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


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

2:00pm

Connection: Acroyoga for Beginners
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Presenters
avatar for Glenn Farley

Glenn Farley

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


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

2:00pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Patty Williamson

Patty Williamson

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


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

2:00pm

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

Presenters
avatar for Lemia

Lemia

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


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

2:00pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Eykel

Kristen Eykel

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


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

2:00pm

The empowered pelvic floor
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Presenters
avatar for Pauline Lucas

Pauline Lucas

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


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

2:00pm

THE PSOAS CONNECTION
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Presenters
avatar for Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

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


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

2:45pm

Igniting the Flame of the Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley

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

Artists
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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 →


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

4:30pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

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



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

4:30pm

EmpowerYoga Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Lori Edwards

Lori Edwards

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


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

4:30pm

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

Artists
avatar for Valerie Romanoff

Valerie Romanoff

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


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

4:30pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

Douglas Cheolseong Gentile

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


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

4:30pm

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
 
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
avatar for The Band of Now

The Band of Now

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Kirtan Stage
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Bhakti Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 40% Discussion 40% Japa Practice 20% Meditation
  • Participant Instructions Bring a cushion to sit on and a mala if you have one. We will have some to use and to purchase if you like.

7:45am

Goddess within Every Woman
Limited Capacity seats available

The Goddess Within (Every Woman) There is a Goddess residing within every woman: at least one, and I want to teach you how to inspire her to come out and play more!! The Goddess is an aspect of us that is beautiful, fierce, sensual, intuitive, powerful and wise. She is there through our best moments, radiating brightly like the sun. She’s there in our most trying moments, when we’re angry, sad or heartbroken. She is the great supporter. She is the radiant essence of ourselves. But too often there are moments of great self-doubt and self-judgment, when the inner criticism takes over and disconnects you from your true essence. Your true essence is a force of nature, a power-woman, and a bold, sensual ALIVE woman! The Goddess wants to support you from the inside out, are you going to receive her blessings? What would happen if you knew exactly what you want to do, and how to do it? And, what if nothing was wrong? This workshop offers a cornucopia of practical tools, all guided with Hemalayaa’s trademark charm, good humor, yoga, dance, meditation and spiritual transformational exercises to enable you to reach this critical point of being—of embodying your intuitive, sexy, powerful, and radiant truth.

Presenters
avatar for Hemalayaa

Hemalayaa

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

Artists
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DTO

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Main Gym

9:30am

Happy Hips!
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in an invigorating and intensive hip opening session and experience precise and fluid movements that can remove tension on a physical, emotional, and energetic level. You will be guided to approach the opening of the hips in a fun and patient way, allowing the body time to respond. When the hips are open and loose, the rest of your body will feel more supported and at ease. Learn tech­niques to gen­tly stretch and open the hips. Increase flex­i­bil­ity, explore dif­fer­ent rota­tions of the hips and safe, effec­tive ways to open them, reliev­ing stress on lum­bar, sacroil­iac, and knee joints, plus you’ll clear, awaken and balance the two base chakras. The hip area is a com­plex clus­ter of pow­er­ful mus­cles, ten­dons, and lig­a­ments, and we can begin to loose the rota­tion, flex­ion, and exten­sion they need to remain agile. Life today requires that we sit too much — sports, such as run­ning and cycling (even walk­ing) demand hip strength but not flex­i­bil­ity, and every­day stress cre­ates ten­sion in your hip area. You will be guided to approach the open­ing of the hips in a patient way, allow­ing the body time to respond. When the hips are open and loose, the rest of your body will feel more sup­ported and at ease. Unstick your hips and get them glid­ing freely again!

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Leitner-Wise

Suzanne Leitner-Wise

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Practice Field Part 1
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • CEU's Yoga Alliance
  • What to Expect 25% lecture and discussion/audience participation, 75% asana
  • Participant Instructions Bring a smile, an open mind and an eagerness to learn and have fun!

9:30am

Lu Jong Tibetan Yoga: The Five Body Parts Movements
When we release the energetic blocks in our channels and chakras our energy, or LUNG as is called in Tibetan, is better able to circulate and operate at optimum levels. The beauty of Lu Jong Tibetan yoga is its accessibility and effectiveness for bringing all levels of students into balance and ultimately empowering them to achieve greater health and happiness with sequences they can continue to do on their own. We open the class with the Five Elements Movements to restore the balance of elemental energies in our bodies and then delve into a series of movements developed specifically to address the musculoskeletal system. Gentle movements combined with the breath address different parts of our spine as we work from the head down through the lower extremities.

Presenters
avatar for Joelle Kelly

Joelle Kelly

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



Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Practice Field Part 2
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Tibetan Yoga
  • What to Expect 85% asana, 15% discussion
  • Participant Instructions Dress in comfortable, loose clothing for movement - yoga clothes are fine. Bring a yoga mat, cushion, notebook, pens, something to drink.

9:30am

Moving from the Core
Limited Capacity seats available

We talk about working the “core” yet when we hear that, most of us immediately think of the “six pack abs” when in fact there is much more to the core than a nice looking stomach. The body’s “core” refers to the muscles around the abdomen, pelvis and back, they are also the spines primary stabilizers. The core muscles are almost always active, from sitting to standing, walking to running, the core muscles are at work stabilizing our body. Weak core muscles make one more susceptible to poor posture, back pain and injuries during activity. Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. This leads to better balance, stability, lean and strong abdominal muscles, and a stronger, more fluid yoga practice.

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Tennis Court 2

9:30am

Pain-Free Joints
Limited Capacity filling up

Master teacher Cain Carroll helps you learn how to achieve optimal joint health in this in-depth 2-hour workshop. Learn to regain ease of movement, restore fluid range of motion, reduce the effects of arthritis, and slow the aging of your body's joints. Taught in over 15 countries, Cain's unique system is comprised of four components: movement, somatic awareness training, diet, and meditation. It is easy to learn, simple to apply, and most importantly gives lasting results and real relief from pain. You"ll be amazed at good you feel!

Presenters
avatar for Cain Carroll

Cain Carroll

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom E204

9:30am

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras for Children
Limited Capacity seats available

Ana Camacho-Hansen, author of Yoga for Big Hearts and Little Hands: A Handbook of Yoga Poses for Children, offers a workshop on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how the ancient wisdom can be applied for the young. Many of today’s youth crave the wisdom of the spirit, heart, and soul. Ana Camacho-Hansen’s workshop will offer insightful discussions on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, in relation to the unique challenges that our youth face daily. Participants will chant Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and learn how to teach yogic principles (such as the Yamas and Niyamas) in a classroom setting. Some of the topics to be covered include the following: bullying-prevention, growth mindset, mindfulness, and random acts of kindness. Ana Camacho-Hansen’s passion is to work with dedicated community servants in spreading peace curriculum in schools all over America.

Presenters
avatar for Ana Hansen

Ana Hansen

Yoga Instructor, Ana Hansen


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom C104

9:30am

Pranayam in Thai Yoga Bodywork
Limited Capacity seats available

Conscious breath is something we always have access to but sometimes forget. Pranayam (extension of the breath or life force) has the intention to move energy, to help remove stagnation and to create wonderful new blessings in body, mind and spirit! In this partnered class, you will learn and experience unique yogic breathing techniques that beautifully compliment and enhance the healing art of Thai Yoga bodywork. In addition, as a giver of Thai bodywork, learn the myriad of ways that connecting your own breath with the receivers will profoundly elevate the results of the session. Let's all remember together in this fun hands-on workshop/play-shop!

Presenters
avatar for Misty Makara

Misty Makara

co-founder, Thai Love Yoga
Hello! I am an energy healing practitioner and licensed massage therapist specializing in and certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork. Together with my sweetie and partner David, we teach Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork, kundalini yoga, meditation and relationship workshops/playshops. We love to... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom E201
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Thai Yoga
  • What to Expect 10% discussion 10% meditation/solo pranayam 20% demonstration 60% guided partner practice
  • Participant Instructions bring your yoga mat and a blanket and pillow if you have one.

9:30am

Unlocking Vishuddha Through Sound and Song
Limited Capacity seats available

Vissudha or the throat chakra is our channel for communication, self expression and creative identity. It is our best tool for expressing emotion, feeling, need and self identity. It is the channel through which we best connect to the vibrational pull of the universe and dance in it’s rhythm. It’s power is paramount for personal change and growth. Any sort of block in the fifth chakra can cause stifling feelings of being misunderstood, unheard and lonely, leaving a sense of disconnectedness from ourselves and each other. So what strategies do we have to keep this channel open? How do we find the key to unlock our most free and authentic voice? How do we best communicate our needs and desires? How can we be heard? This workshop will guide you on a journey of self discovery, utilizing the power of change facilitated by the fifth chakra. With specific attention to singing, sound and spontaneous chant, you will learn how to use breath and bodywork to find more freedom in the sound of your voice as well as unravel muscular tension within the throat that inhibits sound. Seed sounds and toning will be used and collectively we will create spontaneous songs with the intention of allowing more freedom into our lives. Each participant will walk away with a profound understanding of what it is to be heard and a new song in their heart.

Presenters
avatar for Davin Youngs

Davin Youngs

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom D124
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Other (Voice)
  • CEU's ASHA
  • What to Expect 25% discussion 75% singing and participation
  • Participant Instructions Please wear comfortable clothing and come with an open heart.

9:30am

YOUR BRAIN, YOUR BODY, YOUR BREATH: The Science of Yoga Therapy
Limited Capacity seats available

This documentary presents interviews with top scientists and physicians from all over the country, including Harvard, UCLA and Carnegie Mellon, who are proving the physiological and neurological benefits of Yoga and Meditation. You will hear directly from the physicians who have been using Yoga Therapy as part of a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan for cancer, HIV, diabetes, mental health conditions and a variety of nervous system disorders and inflammatory diseases. For more information, and a trailer of the film, visit www.urbanyogini.net After the film, we will engage in a thoughtful and thought-provoking Q&A with filmmaker Raminderpreet Elisa, finally taking participants through a Kundalini yoga Kriya for a Disease-Free Body as well as the Kirtan Kriya meditation featured in the film.

Presenters
avatar for Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart

Raminderpreet Elisa Sweigart

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Performing Arts Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Yoga Therapy
  • What to Expect 33% show film (1 hour) 10% Q&A (30 min) 57% experiential Kundalini Kriya and meditation (1.5 hours) MATS
  • Participant Instructions mats/sheepskins/notebooks

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
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 →


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

12:00pm

Take Your Health and Wellbeing to the Next Level with Ayurveda
Limited Capacity seats available

Ayurveda principles, healing spices and superfoods with Acharya Shunya

One of the most beautiful things about Ayurveda, the holistic, ancient Indian art and science of healthy living is that everything is all natural, organic and handmade. Which means you can cultivate your health one natural choice at a time, with love, care, attention and intention. Join Acharya Shunya, Vedic scholar and author of bestselling book “Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom’,  to learn time tested awakening practices, that will be like seeds of flowers you can plant in a garden of mindful living. You will walk away with knowledge of Ayurveda lifestyle principles, how to use 4-super spices that compliment any cuisine, and how to make a special digestive blend made out of kitchen spices that are in your cabinet. Learn, simple, yet profound use of rose to calm and heal your mind, skin and digestion and help you live in greater harmony with nature -Practical ways to connect with the healing power of marigold flowers to make your skin glow! You will be glad you took this class, and that too with a master, showing you the way!

Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized lineage-based spiritual teacher who awakens health and consciousness with Vedic spiritual wisdom of Vedanta, Yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle. She is founder of Vedika Global, a wisdom school and spiritual community in California. Recipient of multiple awards for promoting authentic Vedic education,  Acharya Shunya is a designated advisor to the Government of India, Ministry of Health, on Yoga and Ayurveda. She was named amongst the top 100 Ayurveda and Yoga trailblazers by Spirituality & Health Magazine in 2016, and is a sought-after speaker, delivering keynote addresses to audiences including: World Ayurveda Congress, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), University of California, Berkeley, UCLA and UCSF. Acharya Shunya's book, "Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom' (Sounds True 2017) was voted top-10 Books in Alternative Medicine i(by Health Line) and has been translated into seven languages already. Today, the book, is being used as course book by myriad Yoga and Ayurveda schools and teaching programs across USA. Her forthcoming book 'Sovereign Mind Sovereign Self' on Vedic spirituality and Yoga psychology from the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads is slated for release in September, 2020 (SoundsTrue).


Presenters
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Vocal Room

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

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


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

Arm Balancing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Dre for a workshop and learn how to fly! Arm balances teach us playfulness, humility and how to move past the biggest, obstacle – fear. Dre will take you through a 30-minute vinyasa flow to build heat and prepare the body to arm balance, teach you the secret to making arm balancing accessible, and will workshop how to do each pose, step-by-step. Learn the keys to Crow (Bakasana), Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana), Flying Splits (Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 and II), Eight Angle Pose (Astavakra), and Flying Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I and II).

Presenters
avatar for Dre Dygert

Dre Dygert

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tennis Court 1
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Participant Instructions bring a mat, water, and a willingness to fly!

1:30pm

Introduction to Vipassana Meditation
Learn Vipassana Meditation, the deep, ancient silent meditation. We will use simple easy steps that anyone can learn. This is an especially good class for beginners or those have tried to meditate and think they can't. It is also helpful for teaching others.

Presenters
avatar for Marjorie Muro

Marjorie Muro

Owner, Sedona Skies Meditations
Marjorie is the owner of Sedona Skies Meditations. She has practiced meditation regularly for 35 years. In her 20 years of employment with the Los Angeles Police Department as a Sr. Personnel Analyst and Peer Counselor, she experienced the stress of listening to, investigating and... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Classroom C104
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 100% meditation training and experience
  • Participant Instructions If you have a special cushion or blanket bring it with you.

1:30pm

Bhakti Flow for Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready to sweat, learn bhakti sounds and move with an open heart as Stefanie leads you through a practice that will let you flow and explore the characteristics and themes affiliated with Saraswati, yogi archetype of knowledge and the arts. In celebration of spring, we will dig deep and uncover what is possible within ourselves. Is there something dormant that needs to reawaken or be known? Bhakti yoga is a style of yoga that helps us open our hearts of devotion and awaken feeling with music and in this master class, we will unite our voices to unleash the creative qualities within. Are you ready to dig deep and let your heart be heard? Then you are ready for bhakti! :)

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 →


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Tennis Court 2

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

Levelling Up: Intermediate Acroyoga
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced Yoga practitioners.  Poses/Flows taught will include standing acrobatics, Acrobatic dance, as well as L-basing and AcroTherapeutics.   No partner is required to attend; each pose will include a base, flyer, and spotter, with an emphasis on safety at all times.   

Presenters
avatar for Glenn Farley

Glenn Farley

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


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

1:30pm

Therapeutic Yoga for the Upper Body
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will utilize asana, therapeutic movement, breath work and mindfulness practices to learn techniques for the prevention and relief of common issues associated with the upper back, neck and shoulders. Sequences and alignments designed to help with kyphosis, rotator cuff issues, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel, and/or chronic neck tension are offered. Students will learn how to adapt the practices for all bodies and best practices to prevent repetitive strain injuries in yoga.

Presenters
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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 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Classroom E204
  • What to Expect 25% discussion 75% asana
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a yoga mat and a notebook and pen. Please bring a blanket and a strap if possible too.

2:00pm

The Science and Mysticism behind Pranayama
Limited Capacity seats available

The bio-plasmic field which connects all consciousness is directly conjoined to each human being through an energetic nerve network referred to as "The Nadis” which translates to channels, stream or flow. Learn to ignite this field for clearing, creating and connection and develop a gentle home practice.
All levels and belief systems welcome.Please arrive 15 minutes early as doors will be locked at listed start time.




Presenters
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Michael Brian Baker

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Auxiliary Gym
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL No experience required
  • Style Pranayama
  • What to Expect 15% discussion 70% practice 15% integration
  • Participant Instructions Eye Pillow, Water Bottle

3:30pm

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

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


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

4:00pm

Uniting Yoga and Creativity for Post-Traumatic Growth
Limited Capacity filling up

Get in touch with your true spirit and explore the deeper aspects of your creative self with yoga. This workshop combines expressive arts and specialized yoga practices to guide you on your journey of creating a joyous life. Discover how to bring color, movement, and melody into everyday moments. Understand the value of post-traumatic growth. Gain direct experience of methods that calm anxiety, build resilience, and reveal the inner workings of your traumatic healing process. When we gain insight into our deepest inner workings, we have more energy to dedicate to what we enjoy in life. Through nonverbal and playful approaches, this workshop gives you tools to get in touch with your inner wisdom. Activate your dormant healing powers while diffusing old wounds and triggers with these strategies. Enjoy how familiar yoga practices combine with your creative soul to reveal a path to greater enthusiasm, even in the face of traumatic stress.

Presenters
avatar for Erin Byron

Erin Byron

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Ballet Room
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Yoga Therapy
  • What to Expect 30% discussion 25% asana 30% self-expression 15% practices
  • Participant Instructions Please bring a journal and pen
 


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