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Friday, March 10 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Yogi Talks - a night of inspiration, 20 minutes at a time...

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"All Yogis Be Crazy" 
Master storyteller, David Rodwin, shares the stories of a crazy yogi life and MC's this amazing evening of connection and storytelling! We'll hear the story of the life of Tao Porchon Lynch, see the mast er artwork of photographer Robert Sturman as he shares his work from all over the world, sharing with us the power of yoga and art to UNITE humanity... We'll hear from Molly Birkholm about how to be make actionable your heartfelt desire to serve. This is going to be an AUMazing night... 

"How To Create Meaningful Change" Molly Birkholm
"What is it that you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?" Living your biggest, boldest dreams is not just a possibility. Science and experience are giving us powerful insights into how to create transformative change, both in our own lives and in the world around us. See some powerful changemakers doing their good work in the world, including serving refugees, child sex trade survivors, and veterans. Explore how the change starts within and then naturally flows out into the world around you. Get inspired with fresh ideas for how to bring your heartfelt desire to life in the world!
 
A Photographic Exploration of the Power of Yoga to Unite People Across Cultural and Physical Divides - Robert Sturman
Join world-renowned artist/photographer, Robert Sturman, as he and his camera take us around the globe. This photographic exploration highlights the power of yoga to unite people across cultural and physical divides. Sturman’s work has given him the opportunity to make art with yogis in Kenya, Italy, Thailand, Israel, Cuba, to name but a few. From United States prisons to orphanages in Africa and the streets of Palestine, he has photographed all walks of life, embodying yoga poses with equanimity and grace. 

So many people, so many stories: breast cancer survivors, Maasai Warriors, Hasidic Jews, police officers, soldiers and inmates serving life sentences,each one a unique expression of humanity.

"For me, making art is about much more than a pretty picture. My responsibility as an artist is to capture the intrinsic beauty and irreducible value of every subject, to awaken compassion and to use art to inspire humanity to move forward, reaching towards our greatest potential.”

Robert will also be sharing a few secrets on how to make powerful, poetic images, celebrating the beautiful art of yoga. One of these secrets is already within your grasp, as many of his published works have been captured through the lens of his phone. 

Conversation with a Master: An Evening with 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch
Be enthralled by Tao’s journey on multiple continents as a World War II French Resistance fighter, actress, model, producer, and entrepreneur, while you learn her approach to overcoming obstacles and living mindfully. This guided conversation and multimedia slideshow is moderated by Tao’s student and biographer, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy–Harvard Business School-trained strategist, yoga teacher and wellness empowerment coach.In this engaging session, participants will:
  • Hear first-hand stories about historical icons such as Mahatma Gandhi, General Charles de Gaulle, Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, the Maharishi and others.
  • Explore concepts such as Oneness and mindfulness, and gain insights on topics such as mental attitude, follow-through/procrastination, and dealing with disappointments.
  • Learn Tao’s “secrets” to vitality and boundless energy, and experience her special meditation.
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions only hindsight and living history can answer.
Participants will walk away inspired and informed–ready to craft a fearless and fulfilled “Tao-like” life!

Keynotes
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Tao Porchon Lynch

Yoga has always been a part of Tao’s life. Her uncle, who raised her, was a student and follower of Swami Vivekananda – who is credited with bringing yoga to the West in his famous speech to the Parliament of the World Religions event in Chicago on September 11, 1893. Tao absorbed the essence of Vedanta – a school of Hindu philosophy – from her everyday living and her uncle’s many insights. At 8 years old... Read More →

Presenters
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Molly Birkholm

co-founder, Warriors at Ease
Molly Birkholm is a recognized leader in trauma sensitive yoga and meditation.  She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Warriors at Ease, an organization that builds yoga and meditation programs in military communities.  Molly is a long-term partner with the Department of Defense on PTSD treatment and prevention programs.  She also serves as the Director of Yoga Programming and Yoga Therapy for the Sivananda Yoga... Read More →
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David Rodwin

Storyteller/Filmmaker/Crowdfunding Consultant, Jade Lake Media
A winner of The Moth StorySLAM, David has been telling stories live-in person, on screen and on stage for the last 20 years. | | David founded RIPFest, the first of its kind for short time-frame digital filmmaking events - making 6 new short films in 16 days – mostly movie musicals with over 100 artists who’d never met. In 5 years, David produced 60 films (and 170 ten-minute stage musicals) with talent including Emmy winner DJ Javerbaum... Read More →
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Robert Sturman

artist, robert sturman studio
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 timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of Marin County's San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman's own... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

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