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SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL 2019 SESSIONS LIST
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Friday, March 15
 

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.
 
Saturday, March 16
 

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
 
Sunday, March 17
 

9:30am

Happy Hips!
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Leitner-Wise

Suzanne Leitner-Wise

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


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

9:30am

Moving from the Core
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

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


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


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