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SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL 2019 SESSIONS LIST
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Friday, March 15
 

10:30am

Teaching to Older Adults
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

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


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

1:00pm

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.
 
Saturday, March 16
 

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.
 
Sunday, March 17
 

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

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
avatar for Liz Heffernan

Liz Heffernan

Soma Yoga Institute
Liz Heffernan, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a gifted international teacher, a certified Yoga Therapist and long- term practitioner.  She combines her in-depth knowledge of anatomically informed alignment with insights and practical wisdom gained from 23 years of yoga teaching & immersive... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 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.

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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