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SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL 2019 SESSIONS LIST
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Friday, March 15
 

4:30pm

Wise Council Talking Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Wise Council Meditation and Talking Circle Includes, a guided visualization, explorative writing and sharing circle. Visit with your personal council that is available to you at all times. Bring questions to light through your own internal wisdom. Allow guidance through automatic writing and intuition. Experience a traditional sacred talking circle and the power of presence. *sharing is optional

Presenters
avatar for Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice Spiritual Counselor
As a contemporary Spiritual Counselor Eva inspires people to evolve through self-discovery, self-care practices, and Divine inspiration. Her compassionate, yet candid approach creates a safe space for clients to find their truth through Self Love. Eva’s insight, wit and easy-going... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Practice Field Part 2
  • What to Expect Meditation 50% Discussion 50%
  • Participant Instructions bring your mat

4:30pm

From Interoception to Performance and Back Again: The Trauma-Sensitive Turn
Limited Capacity seats available

Only a hundred years ago, traditional yoga instruction was transmitted orally, usually to one student at a time. The focus was on the psycho-spiritual realm, accessed through interoception: our natural talent for registering internal sensations. The instructor's role was to guide the student towards an awareness of feelings and perceptions, and how they can be channeled or shifted by posture and breathing. The early 20th century saw a colonial and technological shift to visual media as a primary pedagogical tool, and this changed everything. Demonstration and performance quickly began to dominate the teaching of physical yoga -- and the bodies doing it. Photography became a means of isolating, cataloguing and commodifying postures for mass consumption. Every citizen of Instagram knows all about how this can feel, whether good or bad. Or -- how it doesn't feel like anything, because visual epistemology overrides interoception. However: old ways are coming back through new (but also old) ideas. "How do these postures feel?" -- is once again becoming the dominant question, along with: "Is this functional, or is it aesthetic?" and: "Can I do yoga as though no one is watching?" The trauma-sensitive movement caps it all off by asking us all to consider yoga as a means for healing and restoring internal agency. Things these days seem to be looking up -- or in.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Classroom A107
 
Saturday, March 16
 

10:30am

Does Yoga Support Social Justice Work? No and Yes.
Limited Capacity seats available

The Bhagavad Gita was the favourite book of both Gandhi and his assassin. European fascist movements of the 1930s were fascinated with yoga. And even today, practicing yoga is not a reliable predictor of one's political persuasion. The Yoga Sutras will not teach you about reproductive rights, rape culture or white privilege. The Hatha Yoga texts are in no way feminist. Therefore, is it a mistake to believe that practicing yoga makes you a better citizen, or ally? In this discussion we'll explore how social justice work really begins with education that comes from beyond the yoga mat. And, how those who are working within the social justice movement really can trust yoga practice to help build resilience.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Classroom A107
 
Sunday, March 17
 

7:30am

Wise Council Talking Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Wise Council Meditation and Talking Circle Includes, a guided visualization, explorative writing and sharing circle. Visit with your personal council that is available to you at all times. Bring questions to light through your own internal wisdom. Allow guidance through automatic writing and intuition. Experience a traditional sacred talking circle and the power of presence. *sharing is optional

Presenters
avatar for Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice Spiritual Counselor
As a contemporary Spiritual Counselor Eva inspires people to evolve through self-discovery, self-care practices, and Divine inspiration. Her compassionate, yet candid approach creates a safe space for clients to find their truth through Self Love. Eva’s insight, wit and easy-going... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Classroom C104
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect Meditation 50% Discussion 50%
  • Participant Instructions bring your mat

9:30am

Creating Inclusive Yoga Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

How to make sure our yoga classes and studios are inclusive for all body types, races, religions, sexual orientation and gender identities.

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 9:30am - 11:30am
Classroom A107
  • PARTICIPANT LEVEL Open to all Levels
  • Style Meditation
  • What to Expect 10% mediation, 20% activities, 70% discussion
  • Participant Instructions bring a notebook, pen, something comfortable to sit on

9:30am

PRISM: a Model for Addressing Cycles of Harm in Yoga Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga Service Providers utilize the intellectual, emotional and pedagogical resources of modern yoga methods, lineages, and communities to provide services to vulnerable populations. To uphold the principle of "do no harm", it is prudent to: Pause to reflect on the idea that each yoga method and community carries both value, but also, potentially, a history of abuse. Research the literature on the method to find and understand that history. Investigate whether the harm has been acknowledged and addressed. Show how you will embody the virtues and not bypass the wounds of the community. Model transparent power sharing and engaged ethics for future practitioners. The PRISM strategy is intended to foster transparency and care in spiritual communities. It is meant to prevent retraumatization, obviate the stress of disillusionment, and to help Yoga Service Providers avoid the psychological, institutional, and spiritual drag that accrues when abuse histories are hidden, while reducing the material and emotional labour of backtracking and mending necessitated when hidden histories explode.

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski

Matthew Remski is a yoga teacher, consultant. He writes about cult dynamics and adverse experiences in yoga culture at www.matthewremski.com. He offers modules in philosophy, history, culture and ethics at YTT programmes around the world. At SYF 2019 he's pleased to be launching his... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Vocal Room

1:30pm

Awaken your Divine Abilities: How to Experience Whatever Divine Souls Experience
Learn about the miracle mechanism of the enlightened Masters of how to change something from one form into another and a meditation to begin to do it too. We each need to also experience whatever the Divine souls experienced: working with the soul and angel channels, transforming karmas, healing souls, handling spirits and negativity, communicating and hooking angels, bringing your own energy up to connect and communicate with Mother Divine, and more. It all begins with the power of the five elements. Learn how to cut negativity, heal stress and depression, and open spiritual channels that enable you to communicate directly with the angels and more. Receive knowledge as ancient as the stars. All participants will receive a cosmic manifestation of a combination of all the five elements to give your soul a boost of Divine energy with healing love.

Presenters
avatar for Soul Doctor Juleann

Soul Doctor Juleann

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


Sunday March 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Practice Field Part 1
 


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