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Thursday, March 9
 

8:00am

Yoga for PTSD, immersion for Yoga Teachers and Service Providers "Traumatic Stress: Resiliency and Healing with Yoga"
Limited Capacity seats available

The carefully selected faculty and comprehensive courses in the SYF Gives Back training aim to provide: the latest in scientific research and support for alternative modalities in healing; specific practical techniques of yoga, pranayama and meditation and an understanding of why and how they work in relation to trauma and the nervous system; a comprehensive overview of complex trauma, PTSD, and TBI; break out sessions with practitioners working in specific populations (veterans, first responders, survivors of abuse/war/crisis, caregivers, injured athletes, etc) to help guide you to a deeper understanding of how to apply these universal healing modalities to the specific community you intend to serve. In providing these trainings over the years we have realized that it is the same YOGA that benefits everyone, and that trauma works in the body in a consistent way. These universal principles may be applied to each unique individual through the care of the teacher. We want to give teachers the tools to take these skillful means to heal their communities throughout the world.

8am-4pm Thursday, March 9th. 8am-12pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday March 10-12 with up to 20 CEUs

Heart of Yoga: The Promise of Healing - Mark Whitwell

iRest Yoga Nidra for Trauma - Molly Birkholm
There are many reasons iRest Yoga Nidra is being broadly used in communities with high rates of trauma, including the military, homeless, human trafficking survivors, refugees, hospitals, and first responder populations. Clinical research is providing valuable insights into how these practices can be highly effective with insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. iRest is a secular, trauma-sensitive form of Yoga Nidra guided meditation. Many elements of it can be used not just in the practice, but also in 1-on-1 private sessions and in daily life. The session will include a short opening iRest, a lecture and discussion on the essential elements of iRest Yoga Nidra, a 1-on-1 co-meditation experience, as well as a deep 1 hour iRest Yoga Nidra experience.

Serving Yourself & Serving Others - Gina Garcia
When we talk about serving others, we rarely talk about serving ourselves.  We teach, we reach out, we share, we give, we serve and yet we don’t make it a priority to take care of ourselves. This workshop is one of the most important elements to doing this service work. Because when we serve ourselves, we serve others. You’ll learn tools and practices to keep you inspired and energized in your journey of teaching. No more burn out and fatigue.  It’s time to take a new approach and prepare yourself for doing this work for a life time. 

#unstoppable Trauma Sensitive Training - Yoga Tools & Practices - Gina Garcia
We all come from different walks of life and along the way we all experience trauma and challenges.  With the #unstoppable tool kit and training you will learn how to be resilient and unstoppable when you encounter challenges or perceived setbacks. This training showcases how to use the #unstoppable toolkit which is rooted in the Baptiste Methodology.  The tools include asana, meditation, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and self inquiry and how you use them to be more resilient and unstoppable.  Through an embodied experience of these tools in your own practice and in your life, you will learn how to share these tools with others.

Taming the Komoto Dragon Within:  When talking about a problem won't work.  - Suzanne Connolly  
Find out more about the inner workings of the most primitive parts of our brains and how to remap this difficult to reach neural connections. You actually have many brains in one and they all perform different duties. While they all have important functions, there are primitive parts of the brain that sometimes outlive their usefulness. We usually think, for instance of Post Traumatic Stress as something that is deep-seated and resistant to change. Yet, when you understand how trauma is stored and how to connect with that part of the brain with mind-body approaches, the road to recovery is often surprisingly easy. 

Enhance your Yoga Sessions using Tapping: An Introduction to Thought Field Therapy  - Suzanne Connolly
The evidence based original tapping technique that is changing the world one heart at a time.Learn the basics of Thought Field Therapy, a proven, highly-­effective, non-­invasive brief therapy technique that was developed and refined over the last 35 years by the late psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan and his wife Joanne Callahan. TFT utilizes a sequence of self‐tapping to stimulate specific acupuncture points while recalling a traumatic event or cue. It facilitates the relaxation response while the person experiencing exposure to the problem by simply thinking about the problem. The improvement is almost always relatively quick and, in most cases, long-­lasting. The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions (a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) within the federal Department of Health and Human Service) has listed Thought Field Therapy as an effective evidence-based practice for improving personal resilience/self-concept, for improving self-regulation, and for reducing trauma-and stressor-related disorders and symptoms. They have also listed Thought Field Therapy as promising, for reducing depression and depressive symptoms; for improving general functioning and wellbeing; for reducing phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; and for reducing unspecified and other mental health disorders and symptoms. http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ProgramProfile.aspx?id=60#hide1  

FOR PROFESSIONALS: As a therapist or health practitioner, you’ll invite your client to identify a problematic thought or memory that they wish to heal. This could be an anxiety, a past trauma, anger, feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment, addictive urges, or even physical pain. Then, typically, they’ll watch that disturbance, addictive urges or pain diminish as you instruct them to tap on certain areas of the face and hands in a specific order. Even the most skeptical clients usually report that TFT reduces the intensity of their unwanted feelings. While no therapist can offer a guarantee; clients typically cannot get back the original feeling of upset, even if they try. Addictive urges and physical pain require the person to self‐treat between appointments. Thousands of psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses and others in the caring professions around the world use Thought Field Therapy as a complimentary alternative technique to help others in need. 

FOR YOGA Professionals: TFT can help your clients release the unwanted feelings, negative patterns and emotional burdens that they carry with themselves day to day. It’s a simple tapping technique that they can use anywhere, anytime, whenever they need to. While the process is simple, their body and their mind will work together in a highly sophisticated way to eradicate the core of the feelings that get in the way of living a full, rich and satisfying life. Traumas, guilt, fears, shame, anxiety and depression are a few of the most common reasons people use TFT. Numerous scientific studies have proven its effectiveness around the globe. Whether you want to use TFT for yourself or you want to integrate it into your yoga practice you will take away a tool that will likely have life to change effects.

Trauma in the Second Degree: Intergenerational PTSD Within Military and Veteran Families - Pamela Stokes Eggleston
Yoga and meditation offers several practices for healing and transformation. With military and veteran families, these tools can uniquely aid in easing stress, burnout and fatigue. Additionally, understanding the nuances of secondary PTSD and intergenerational trauma is important to working with veteran and military families. Many military and veteran families are depleted due to multiple deployments and PCS moves. In this workshop, Pam will speak to her experience as a military family member and wounded warrior caregiver and weave it in with the science backing secondary and intergenerational PTSD.

Breathing Through Emotions - Essie Titus
This session will include multiple breathing techniques coincided with mindful movement. Encouraging participant to establish a daily routine of breath awareness and turning toward balance. We will identify specific coping mechanisms and the potential to disassociate that create obstacles on our path. Often times we lack the dialogue and tools to fully express ourselves. Specific practice for specific feelings such as anger, grief, sadness, fear, anxiety, and depression. This session has been designed to support a routine of asana, pranayama, systematic relaxation, mantra, and meditation for an internal feeling of comfort and safety regardless of external circumstances.

Myofascial Release - taking yoga healing to the next dimension - Lori Zeltwanger
Myofascial Release & yoga are both powerful avenues for realignment and activation of your fascial system. Myofascial Release utilizes a gentle hands on pressure into tissue restrictions an…

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

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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Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly is a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne currently serves on the board of the Association of Energy Psychology (ACEP) and formerly served on the Board of the TFT Foundation. She has participated in three research studies in Rwanda, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Suzanne serves as an advisor to Japan Association for TFT (JATFT). She has... Read More →
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Pamela Stokes Eggleston

CEO, Yoga2Sleep, LLC
A certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist, Pamela has practiced yoga for 15 years and completed specialized training to include certifications in plant-based nutrition, stress management, prenatal yoga and yoga for trauma in veterans and the military: empirically- and evidenced-based yoga therapy programs, to work with service members, veterans with combat trauma and PTSD, and their families. She is the founder of Yoga2Sleep, an... Read More →
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Gina Garcia

Yoga Teacher; Mother; Writer, Yoga Across America Founder; Baptiste Foundation Board
Gina Garcia stumbled upon yoga 20 years ago, when a scheduled step aerobics class was switched to a beginning yoga class. | | She spent a large part of her life sharing the news of the day as a journalist, for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, and as the Capitol Correspondent for KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. Not long after giving birth to her third son, she decided to choose a path that would allow her to bring more grace to her family life, and to those... Read More →
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Essie Titus

Firefighter / EMT / Yoga Teacher, Kansas City Fire Department
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Mark Whitwell

Founder, Heart of Yoga
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya "the teacher of the teachers," notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and... Read More →
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. | | Lori also founded the Myofascial Mastery Academy providing inspiring seminars & retreats on how to both treat and receive Myofascial Release for all types of... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Canyon Ballroom A

9:00am

Yoga Playground! The Creative Art of Assisting & Adjustments
Limited Capacity seats available

*(6 Hours of CE's with Yoga Alliance and good towards any of Tymi's 200/300 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Programs) Join Tymi for a full day of exploring and workshopping adjustments, modifications, assists & creative options in the yoga asanas. Immersion includes a 2 Hour Vinyasa Yoga practice followed by 4 hours of workshop time for yoga teachers & students; this immersion is open to ALL. We will discuss the 4 main methods of adjusting, energetic etiquette, practice assist's in many different poses including but not limited to foundational standing asanas, sun salutations, floor work, inversions, Thai & partner variations and also take time for Q&A.

The goal of this workshop is to inspire and cultivate a better understanding of how to intuitively and safely assist the student in discovering more freedom, bliss and deeper expression of an asana. By understanding the biomechanics of the poses and trusting your intuitive instincts a student and teacher can deepen their practice through creative, fun exploration of the asanas.

Presenters
avatar for Tymi Howard

Tymi Howard

International Yoga Teacher, Tymi Howard Yoga
TYMI HOWARD 500 E-RYT is an International Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Owner of Guruv Yoga Studios in the United States. Pioneering the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Central Florida, Tymi is dedicated to inspiring people to discover their life's purpose through the art of yoga with her Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Classes. Her dedication and influence is vast, inspiring students in China, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Bali... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

9:30am

Alchemy of the Elements ON THE LAND pre-conference immersion
Limited Capacity seats available

Only 10 spaces available in this one of a kind experience! This will be a powerful and intimate immersion into yoga and the elements out on the vortex of Sedona. 

Alchemy of the Elements:  Working with the 5 elements for Soul Healing + Awakening with Saul David Raye

We will spend the day immersed in the teachings of yoga while visiting some of the sacred sites in Sedona. Immersion is limited to 10 people.  
Extend your Sedona Yoga Festival experience for a day and join us for the powerful and  intimate pre-immersion out in the powerful natural setting of Sedona  with acclaimed teacher Saul David Raye. The five elements are essential to a deeper understanding of Yoga. In this workshop we will dive deeply into the core philosophy or holistic yoga through the five elements and how we can access  and attune with the elements both within and without for healing, balance and awakening.  In this workshop you will learn practice that you can begin immediately to work with the elements for greater health, energy and vitality.  ~ Philosophy of the Maha - Bhoutas (5 Elements) and their importance in yoga, ayurveda, tantra and all forms of yoga.    ~ Essential teaching and practices ( mantra + meditations) for each element~ Yogic and shamanic practices for working directly  with the elements ~ Integrating a deeper awareness of the elements into your yoga practice.~ Understanding the deeper connection of the elements, the chakras and alchemy ~ Specific Yoga Practices integrating the 5 elements ~ The Heart as the center of balance and the importance of strengthening and awakening the spiritual heart 

*Bring a water bottle, comfortable shoes, and some light energy snacks. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be held indoors.

Presenters
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light, love and wisdom. His teaching is authentic and empowering, it comes from the heart, allowing students to connect deeply with their own inner power and light. Saul's... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 4:00pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

11:00am

Thursday Immersion: Embrace Radiant Health and Wellbeing with Ayurveda An in-depth Introduction to Foundational Principles and Applied Practices of Ayurvedic Medicine
Limited Capacity seats available

Embrace Radiant Health and Wellbeing with Ayurveda
An in-depth Introduction to Foundational Principles and Applied Practices of Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences that originated in India several thousands years ago. Ayurveda is a multi-dimensional natural and spiritualized medical discipline that addresses body, mind and consciousness and directly works upon optimizing health through a unique 24-hour lifestyle, in a 6-season framework. Ayurveda helps us heal our own selves by offering deep insights about inner human nature and our relationship to the natural world and spiritual consciousness. Integrating Ayurveda wisdom and lifestyle principles into your Yoga practice can create more energy, clarity, and inspirations and a deeper, richer experience on the mat that you can take with you off the mat as well.

Explore Ayurveda’s key themes with internationally acclaimed teacher and author, Acharya Shunya who is renowned for her depth of study and her ability to present the intricacies of Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom in a life-affirming and joyful manner.

If you are someone who has always wondered about Ayurveda, then this systematic introduction is a not to miss class. You can immediately begin to incorporate the wisdom into your daily routine for a healthier and happier you. Besides, an art of living that makes you feel fulfilled and healthy at every level will positively impact your Yoga practice. It will also influence your feelings about yourself, and your enthusiasm and ability to practice Yoga.


Presenters
avatar for Ananta

Ananta

Director of Branding and Yoga Studies, Vedika Global
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World’s Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion and More (coming March 2017 with Storey Publishing). Her Ayurveda articles are popular on MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and Huffington Post. Her blog was recognized as one of the Best Yoga Blogs of 2016 by DoYouYoga.com and one of the Best 100 Health... Read More →
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Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Founder and Spiritual Director, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is one of the extraordinary teachers of the living, embodied wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. A rarity today, Shunya was born into an uninterrupted spiritual lineage dating back thousands of years in the holy city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India, where she spent 14 years studying Vedic scriptures and the sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with her Guru Baba Ayodhya Nath—a renowned Vedic Guru and perfected Yogi of... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:00pm

Find Your Place in the Yoga Industry: Authentic Marketing for Yoga Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Filled with practical guidance in identifying and claiming your unique place in the yoga industry this step-by-step workshop explores ways to integrate the intimacy of the yoga industry with practical marketing strategies. You will walk away with the tools to discover, create and develop your yoga business in a successful way. Lynann offers a unique perspective and approach to brand development and marketing. You will see the importance of staying true to your authentic self and learn how to market your yoga offerings in an effective way so students who resonate with your teachings will find you. Your yoga business will thrive.

Presenters
avatar for Lynann Politte

Lynann Politte

Founder, YoniSpeaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding” into a model that is conscious, mindful, and wrapped in integrity.  Her support, management, and connections are the catalyst for the potential held... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Limited Capacity filling up

Welcome and Introductions

Blessings and Clearings - Sandra Rolus

Awakening Presence with Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur: Discover the Vedic path of evolution of consciousness, spiritual growth, and ultimate self-healing.The ancient Vedic sister sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta beckon each one of us to fulfill our divine potential and recognize our true spirit nature, the divine Self. The three sciences outwardly focus on mind, body and spirit respectively, yet in their own way, the fundamental and interior message is common to the three sciences, and universal: How to live in an empowered way, with authenticity of Self knowledge and compassion for all beings.

Join internationally renowned Vedic master teacher and author Acharya Shunya, as she shares essential insights from the venerable Vedic tradition on awakening presence, and expediting a beautiful spiritual unfolding to reconnect with who you really are.

With mastery of Vedic texts and scriptures, ease of expression and poetry in articulation of Sanskrit prose, Vedic master teacher Acharya Shunya shines the light on a timeless spiritual path, facilitating enduring affirmative transformation in consciousness and living joyfully in the present moment. Your inner knowingness can be awakened, but only a unique inner journey will lead you to it. Come listen to a master expound upon this journey.

The Yoga of the Vortex - Pete Sanders

Reveal Your Superpower with Sarah Mclean: 
Could it be that your personal power is directly related to your ability to pay attention? Sarah McLean, Hay House Author and meditation expert, believes it's so. And, she'll show you why. Most people live their lives with a continuous partial attention. Not truly engaged, but kind of half listening, half distracted, or easily thrown off track because of the demands from their to-do lists, their various mental musings, or their electronic companions.

Meditation, specifically mindfulness meditation, can help anyone reclaim his or her ability to pay attention. And attention is the most important ingredient for living a powerful, purposeful life. Attention is powerful. After all, what you pay attention to is enlivened in your life. You can learn to deal with distractions by strengthening your attention muscle with simple meditation and mindfulness practices so you can 1. Be more focused on the present moment and: • Savor each moment of your life by engaging your attention on what you are doing while you're doing it; • Be more mindful in your communications whether with your family members, loved ones, and those you work with; • Be alert to opportunities, creative responses, and inspiration—all which are only available if you are paying attention. 2. Increase your interior awareness and: • Become more aware of your thought patterns, reactions and emotions; • Tune in to your gut feelings and inner knowing; • Make choices based on your true values rather than out of habit. 3. Enhance your ability to focus on one thing at a time and: • Attend to what is important to you without distraction; • Finish projects more easily and with more accuracy; • Be present to the people that are in front of you (without your devices interrupting) so you can create true relationships. Reclaim your superpower: discover simple mindfulness tools and meditation techniques that train your attention and enhance your ability to be more present, self-aware, and focused.

Music, Mingle, Meet - Max Ribner

Keynotes
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Founder and Spiritual Director, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is one of the extraordinary teachers of the living, embodied wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. A rarity today, Shunya was born into an uninterrupted spiritual lineage dating back thousands of years in the holy city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India, where she spent 14 years studying Vedic scriptures and the sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with her Guru Baba Ayodhya Nath—a renowned Vedic Guru and perfected Yogi of... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Ashana

Ashana

owner, The Sound of Ashana
Master Crystal Singing Bowl and Sacred Chant Artist, Sound Healer and Musician
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Pete Sanders, Jr.

Free Soul
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 for Natural Mood Elevation). In 1980 after completing five years voluntary service as a Top Secret Cleared Naval Officer, he founded Free Soul Mind/Body... Read More →
avatar for Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean

Director, McLean Meditation Institute
Sarah McLean is the go-to teacher for contemporary meditation. She’s a best-selling Hay House author and her internationally acclaimed book, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation, has inspired seekers worldwide. She's deeply explored the world’s spiritual and mystic traditions. Though she’s lived in a Transcendental Meditation center, a Zen Buddhist monastery, meditated in ashrams and temples throughout India and the... Read More →
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Sandra Rolus

Womb Healing & Sexual De-Armoring
Sandra is a Womb Keeper, Reiki & Seichem Master (Tera-Mai), Dakini and true Lover of Life. Her facilitation is filled with radiant power and infused with an incredible angelic force of gentleness & kindness. Her presence is love and you immediately feel safe to go deep and let go into her energetic embrace. She is a beautiful carrier of the Divine Feminine magic. The teachings she relays and healing methods she teaches have been thoroughly... Read More →

Artists
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Max Ribner

Medicine For the People band member Max Ribner is honored to offer a piece of his peaceful at the Sedona Music Festival. Studying and graduating at Berklee College of Music, Max has learned to intertwine the intricacies of rhythm & melody into a steady and simple stream of song infused with genres of Soul, Funk, Jazz and World influence. One of the main intentions of why he brings this music here on earth is to create community, connection and... Read More →

Sponsors
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Sterling Financial AZ

Bookkeeping, Tax Planning & Returns, Quickbooks© Tutor & Training, and other Accounting Services in Sedona, Flagstaff, and Cottonwood AZ
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The Collective Sedona

THE COLLECTIVE IS SEDONA’S VENUE FOR AMAZING RESTAURANTS, RETAILER SHOPS, WINERIES, CRAFTSMEN, AND SEDONA’S TOP WELLNESS SPA. Located next to the Hilton in the former Tequa Plaza, we are fully rebuilding to become a sustainable cultural retail and restaurant center, featuring premier tasting rooms and maker arts boutiques, all in beautiful event spaces for rent. | We love what we do! 


Thursday March 9, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

7:30pm

“Bhav Marley Flow”
Limited Capacity filling up

Soulful vinyasa to Reggae favorites from Bob Marley and others. Kick-off Sedona Yoga Festival with some bhakti deep beats and loving vibes. Let’s get together and be alright :-)

Expect a practice that is a balance of joyful strength, grace, finesse, relaxation and a Love Meditation at the end!. Appropriate for everyone!

Presenters
avatar for Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini

Writer. Happiness Coach. Teacher. Healer, Alchemy of Yoga
Mindfulness Teacher. Healer. Love Alchemist | Kind of Yoga: *Spiritual Vinyasa * Inspired * Playful * Mystical* | | With contagious enthusiasm Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! | | Silvia Mordini is... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Canyon Ballroom A

7:30pm

Dance Journey: Body Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the genius of intuition. Purge the shadow side of the ‘perfect practice' – where strict focus on being ‘right' blinds us to our innate brilliance. When we concentrate solely on the prescribed placement of an asana, we risk ignoring our natural impulses, and consequently separate ourselves from our deepest wisdom. This wisdom – what vedic scholars named the Vijnanmaya Kosha – is the source of our most loving inner guidance, and a gateway to the transcended Self. This workshop is an active invitation for the core wisdom of our bodies to come alive. Whether it is the impulse to move a finger, or the drive to shake our bones, our unique and instinctive movement is honored as the best guide to connecting to our highest consciousness. Through the transformative power of authentic movement and dance, we will explore the Body's innate guidance to wholeness and peace. With breath, deep listening, and soulful music, we will practice becoming deeply interested in the Now, and the what is. We will create a safe space to feel, and discover how the Vijnanamaya responds, evolves and creates healing. We will delight in this 'spiritual immune system' – and in doing, trace our true nature in its constant, spiraling flow to the center - to our Selves, and into the heart of yoga.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Farnsworth

Janet Farnsworth

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Dancing to My Self
Janet Farnsworth, MSW, 300RYT, founder and director of Dancing to mySelf, brings her background in movement, ritual and psychotherapy to her practice of consciousness and manifestation. Formally trained in group facilitation and psychodrama, she has extensive dance experience in New York, Boston, and Chicago. Janet currently facilitates a variety of dance journeys for children, families, disabled seniors, and adults throughout North America, and... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Max # participants 108+

7:30pm

Merging with the Infinite: A Crystal Sound Healing Meditation with ASHANA & the crystal singing bowls
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Weaving together the sacred sound currents of crystal singing bowls, mantra and soaring angelic vocals, this high frequency sound meditation takes you on a profound journey of incomparable beauty as you open to the purity of your own precious, infinite light. Tension and stress melt away as the crystalline sounds gently penetrate every cell and fiber of your being. Your mind becomes still, quiet and peaceful. Your entire body relaxes as the pure quartz crystal and master alchemy singing bowls balance, heal, cleanse and purify your entire being. There is nothing to do but receive and open to the eternal love ever present with your higher self. Guiding you is Ashana, the world's most renowned master crystal bowl artist, musician and sound healer in this intimate time of prayerful healing sound, mantra and music. Together with Sedona's very own Three Trees on didgeridoo, percussion and hang drum, heaven meets earth in an extraordinary union of sonic brilliance. When played with intention and grace, the sound of quartz crystal singing bowls results in a significant decrease in stress and anxiety as the nervous system becomes calm and the mind expanded and clear. Creativity becomes heightened as right and left hemispheres of the brain begin to synchronize and balance as endorphins are released throughout your system. Resistance, fear and stress melt away. Your awareness expands as you open to the infinite presence of your Higher Self and rest in the quiet center of loving kindness, acceptance and peace.

Presenters
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Ashana

owner, The Sound of Ashana
Master Crystal Singing Bowl and Sacred Chant Artist, Sound Healer and Musician
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Three Trees

Three Trees... Musician, Artist, Teacher, Healer Three Trees has studied music and art from an early age. Touring with bands across the U.S. led to a national tour of Peru. His experience there created a profound shift in his consciousness that awoke a passion to unlock the mysteries of sound and rhythm as a healing modality. Practicing Mystic and Shamanic Arts for the last twenty years has created a deep understanding of the relationship between... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Meditation Track, Sound Healing
  • Style Sound Healing
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring mat, pillow, blanket and water so you are completely comfortable
  • partner practice, touching or ha No
 
Friday, March 10
 

6:15am

Loving Yourself & Others
Limited Capacity seats available

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama Compassion is the natural state of the heart/mind, which takes action motivated by cherishing other living beings and by a heart felt desire to release them from their suffering. The Loving Kindness Meditation is a simple, heart-centered meditation technique with roots in Buddhism, sometimes called Metta. It’s practiced around the world to cultivate compassion for one’s self and others. And research shows that it indeed works. It creates more empathy and emotional intelligence. It also increases love, joy, contentment, gratitude, hope, interest, amusement, and awe. - Decreased migraine pain - Decreased chronic low back pain - Decreased PTSD symptoms among veterans - Reduced depression - Decreased schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and - May even slow markers of aging! Loving Kindness Meditation can improve our connection with ourselves and others. And you don’t need to meditate for long periods to experience results. Anyone can do it, anywhere. Whether you are on your meditation pillow or are sitting in traffic. Changes can happen in a short amount of time, a 10 minute session can create positive changes.

Presenters
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Sarah McLean

Director, McLean Meditation Institute
Sarah McLean is the go-to teacher for contemporary meditation. She’s a best-selling Hay House author and her internationally acclaimed book, Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation, has inspired seekers worldwide. She's deeply explored the world’s spiritual and mystic traditions. Though she’s lived in a Transcendental Meditation center, a Zen Buddhist monastery, meditated in ashrams and temples throughout India and the... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 6:15am - 7:15am
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

6:15am

SUNRISE YOGA on the Terrace - Run Free-- A practice for the Endurance Yogi
Limited Capacity seats available

Strengthen and balance your lower body in this 60 minute vinyasa sequence. This class has a nice balance of movement, strength building, core work and flexibility as you wind down with some nice work for your hamstrings and hips. This class is a great off season conditioning practice to use to stay strong. It can also be used as cross training during your season to supplement your speed work or interval run days.

Presenters
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Kirsten Beverly-Waters

Founder, Director of Programming, THRYVE Fitness + Yoga + Wellness
Kirsten Beverley-Waters is a teacher that approaches life both on and off of the mat with a healthy dose of humor, focus and gratitude. As the founder of THRYVE, she is a warrior for self-acceptance, perseverance and finding life balance. Kirsten was initially drawn to the physical practice however quickly realized there was so much more to yoga than just the Asana. By taking her experience as a fitness instructor, endurance coach, nature lover... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 6:15am - 7:15am
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Energy Track
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Handouts will be given to each attendee with a basic flow practice they can use daily to improve their yoga practice + running program.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring a mat and 2 blocks.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

7:30am

Flow Like Honey
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is perfectly sticky-sweet vinyasa yoga class, with emphasis on thoughtful movement and body awareness.

The class will start with a short meditation to set intention for your time, and then slowly begging intergrating a thoughtful sequence of movements to open and strengthen the body.

The class will evolve from basic gentle movements into stronger, more dynamic flows. By the end of class you will feel like a puddle of delicious, warm honey, and you will flow from a guided meditation in to a restful savasana.

This is an on-the-land class. Attendees will travel with their instructor and a guide - Suzi Minor of Aumbase Sedona - to Baby Bell Trail.

 

Presenters
avatar for Kate Swarm

Kate Swarm

Kate is a Yoga Teacher from Oregon. She is most happy when she is holding space for other people, it is her gift. Before she was a yoga teacher she was a birth doula creating an atmosphere of kindness, encouragement, and education for women in labor. She guided pregnant mommas while they were in their most vulnerable state, and provided them with support so they could tune in and listen to their bodies. She feels that, as a yoga teacher, she... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30am - 9:30am
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • partner practice, touching or ha Adjustments from teacher and assistant

7:30am

Breath Powered Spaceship
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Have you ever held your breath when things got tough? Have you ever breathed a huge sigh of relief? That is no coincidence… as your breath flows, so goes your life. Every tradition has a breath practice that brings you a direct knowing of Spirit. The practice of Integrative Breathwork utilizes a fully connected breath (inhale/exhale with no pause), sound with music and toning, as well as intention. On a physical level, this connected breath practice will expand your respiratory system, increase oxygenation and decrease toxins in the body, giving you more energy and vitality. On a mental/emotional level, this practice supports the release of suppressed and repressed emotions as well as limiting patterns and beliefs. Integrative Breathwork is a cathartic breath practice intended to integrate stuck energies in your bio energetic field in which most practitioners experience less anxiety, more peace, more joy and a deep connection to Self. The session starts with a 30min discussion of how the practice works, theory and logistics, followed by a 45min full practice. Bring a mat, pillows, and a blanket to make a comfortable breathing nest.

Presenters
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Dana Shamas

Founder, Bayou Bliss Yoga
Fourteen years of practice and intensive study with master yoga teachers inform the teachings of Dana Shamas, founder of Bayou Bliss Yoga - Center for Integrative Healing. Through her yoga practice, she has learned to walk through the challenges of life with grace, and enjoys helping her clients to do the same. Dana began her yoga practice while studying at Bryn Mawr College before moving to New York and London, where yoga helped to keep her... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30am - 9:30am
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Energy Medicine
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Integrative breathwork can be used as a daily tool, 5-10mins a day to keep the body, mind and spirit open and connected. Perfect before meditation practice. Also a wonderful way to integrate emotion/experience if you are triggered or have intense emotional reaction.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring a mat, pillows, and a blanket to make a comfortable breathing nest.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00am

Ayurveda Psychology for a Luminous Mind and Understanding Mental Personality Types for Improved Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Join internationally acclaimed Vedic master teacher and author, Acharya Shunya as she teaches the most sublime lessons of mind management and inner mental rejuvenation as per the science of Ayurveda, that can be combined with the knowledge of Yoga Sutra’s (beginner or advanced) for even greater self awareness and self control. 

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences and both sciences value Pure Being. Did you know that Ayurveda medicine, besides teaching ways to own a healthy body, also offers a profound and in depth psychology to support a healthy and happy mind? Join Acharya Shunya to understand how you can help your own mind be more calm, balanced and blissful, in spite of challenges and old patterns. 

There are three constituent energy states (gunas) used in Ayurvedic practice. Shunya explores how these gunas influence one's mood, outlook, and activity level. Participants also learn about five states of mind and how they contribute to mental balance/imbalance as well as how food affects the gunas, in addition to the importance of practice of non-attachment and dharma. This approach to psychology is unique as well as valuable because it allows for a paradigm shift away from the disease model and toward a model for achieving and sustaining mental health.

Get ready for a quantum leap in your consciousness: 

 

  • Learn practical ways to arrest the mind and its natural tendency for negativity 
  • Begin functioning at a level that modern science labels as the super mind.  
  • Learn to self arrest unhealthy brain/mind patterns and activate latent joy and health
  • Learn to use the mind to your personal advantage and improved relationships. 
  • Learn about five states of mind and how they contribute to mental balance/imbalance 
  • Learn about how food affects the mind and what should you eat!

 


Presenters
avatar for Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Founder and Spiritual Director, Vedika Global
Acharya Shunya is one of the extraordinary teachers of the living, embodied wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. A rarity today, Shunya was born into an uninterrupted spiritual lineage dating back thousands of years in the holy city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India, where she spent 14 years studying Vedic scriptures and the sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with her Guru Baba Ayodhya Nath—a renowned Vedic Guru and perfected Yogi of... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Foundation Training: Freedom from Pain
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you ever wonder why pain persists in certain areas of your body, such as low back, neck, knees, and shoulders? Do you still experience pain despite regular Yoga, Chiropractic, Massage and Physical Therapy? Change how you hold your body in gravity by intelligently distributing tension. This is not a Yoga class, but it will enhance your practice by integrating the fascial kinetic chains. You will come away with movement solutions for the yoga mat and life.

Presenters
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Dr. Mike Lane

Founder, AnatomySense
Mike Lane is a Chiropractor, therapeutic massage therapist, Foundation Training Instructor and Yoga anatomy teacher. Mike's greatest passion is witnessing the Aha moments when people discover the amazing presence of their bodies. With all the schooling we receive, where do we learn how to touch and be present with someone? In Mike's classes you will get a taste of what this means. Mike will make Anatomy Sense and you will come away with a... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway at home Foundation Training exercises
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a mat
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00am

Power of Chi: Keys to Energy Balance, Chi Awareness, and Breath
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come, breathe, and feel your chi (life force energy) through powerful qi gong techniques on energy balancing, cultivation, and movement. Expand your awareness of internal chi and learn how to guide and channel energy. Strengthen your breath and its connection to meditation, willpower, intention, and the flow of energy; the key to deepening your alignment and connection with your highest SELF and the ALL. Dive into a set of Da Mo: 12 Open Palm qi gong postures to potentiate chi (energy), balance and integrate the main energy centers (7 Chakras), and strengthen the connection of will and intention with the movement and flow of chi. Practice energy sensing exercises that enhance your sensitivity and awareness. Stimulate and circulate chi with Ho Me So, Cleansing, and Fire Flower breathing techniques. Create an experience of energy connection in your daily life. Play with your chi, dance with the Ase', and influence your Prana. Be ready to move your body, quiet your mind, breathe deep, and experience the Power of your Chi!

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Barkworth

Andrew Barkworth

Martial and Healing arts teacher, On-Path
Seifu Andy‘s passion for the martial and healing arts is contagious: his teachings take a practical, fun, and exploratory journey into ancient traditions from China, India, and Africa. With a unique perspective on energy work, his practice inspires an intimate, interactive chi experience that changes how we feel and see the world. Background: A Master’s level rank and lineage holder in the 7 Circles System of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qi... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Qi Gong
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway 1. Hand out with figures and brief description for the Da Mo 12 Open Palm qi gong postures. 2. A set easy to learn breathing techniques. 3. An energy balancing meditation. Each can be practiced in 10-15 min daily
  • Special Instructions to Particip Wear comfortable clothes and bring a notebook and pen if you wish to make notes.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00am

Re-Write Your Relationship To Stress
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Instead of managing our relationship to our thoughts, we attempt to manage what’s happening around us. When uncomfortable situations surface in life, our automatic tendency is to back away towards comfort. Yoga, when practiced properly, actually uses discomfort to reveal where we are blocked and teaches us to relax even while feeling uncomfortable. Gradually, we loosen the grip of resistance and widen our capacity to remain integrated in other situations. In this workshop, we will use yoga-based techniques to skillfully approach intensity and practice re-writing our relationships to the circumstances we otherwise waste our energy attempting to control or avoid. This session is open to yoga enthusiasts of all experience levels. The Posture of Consciousness is a unique blend of Hatha and Raja Yoga. The session is a combination of correct understanding and direct experience.

Presenters
avatar for Kalindi Edwina Hoffmann

Kalindi Edwina Hoffmann

Director of Relations, Lead Teacher, Amrit Yoga Institute
Kalindi is a student of life on the path of love. Throughout her life she has passionately been committed to exploring the art of healing and self-mastery. Having trained at the Amrit Yoga Institute she has experienced the profound and transformational aspects of yoga as taught by Yogi Amrit Desai and Kamini Desai. For the past three years she has devoted herself to giving what she has received. Currently, she is the organization’s Director... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Himalayan School of Yoga traditional Hatha Yoga Class
Limited Capacity filling up

With a holistic approach combining asanas, pranayama, chanting, meditation and effective guidance about diet, Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga’s programs are designed to bring knowledge and direct experience of peace and health to its sincere practitioners. HSTY remains loyal to the original teachings of Yoga, as it existed eons ago. At its core, HSTY is all about simplicity and about being natural. A yogi is natural, i.e. a state where the body, mind and soul are in unison. This leads to health and equanimity, a state where we are happy and without anxieties, anger or stress. We do not look at Yoga as exercise, rather as a set of practices that help take one back to his/her original state.

Accordingly, the sessions would broadly include:

  • Light Yogic exercises that are effective warm up exercises to prepare the body for more demanding Yogic postures. Light yogic exercises  also cleanse the meridians in the subtle body  
  • Selected Yoga postures (asanas) and Pranayama, with insights about nadis (meridians) and chakras and effective cleansing of the same
  • Sun Salutations (surya namaskar)
  • Yoga Nidra with mantra chanting (aimed at activating centres in the cortex of the brain  for effective relaxation and soaking in the effects of entire Yoga practice)

Traditional yoga is easy for people to adopt into their daily lives and benefit from the practice. Systematic practice of traditional yoga helps people activate the witnessing state of mind, live in gratitude and surrender and obtain relief from physical, mental or psychosomatic illnesses.


Presenters
avatar for Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan is a certified Yoga Instructor, President of an international charity ACT Foundation and an active member of the international spiritual mission of her husband and Spiritual Master Mohanji from its onset in 2007. She is also one of the core members of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY), an initiative of Mohanji Foundation to propagate traditional yoga, i.e. the essence of yoga as per the original... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Iyengar Asana
Limited Capacity filling up

Iyengar yoga conditions the human system in its entirety, promoting health in mind, body and soul. It has unfathomable versatility, providing the means of very strenuous conditioning to mild conditioning, and finally to the utmost in stillness and relaxation. This method can keep the student enthralled and challenged for a lifetime.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas

Senior Certified Junior Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Teacher, IYENGAR YOGA
Benjamin Thomas, B.S. and his wife Tommijean Thomas, Ph.D. are Senior Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers and are authors of the book, "IYENGAR YOGA, the Integrated and Holistic Path to Health." We started our Yoga practice in January, 1976. We have studied with and been trained by Yogacharaya BKS Iyengar and his family in Pune, India since 1979, including 11 trips to the RIMYI Institute. Ben spent 40 years in the Computer industry. Now at ages 78... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

The Seer and The Knower
Limited Capacity seats available

Create an awareness of Atman, the Seer, as you move through gentle asanas. Using cutting edge bio-mechanics to provide a free flowing pranic current through the entire body, then the mind, then to the Knower. This discovery is pivotal to acquiring physical harmony, mental clarity and an anchored Self.

Presenters
avatar for Julz Branham

Julz Branham

Founder/Instructor/Ayurveda Practitioner, Lifted Life Yoga Center
Julz, Owner of Lifted Life Yoga, began her journey as a licensed cosmetologist of over 20 years. Julie has made countless clients beautiful. Yet a yearning for something that uncovered the beauty within naturally led her to Yoga. She found that yoga created a place where our essence could be explored, brought to the forefront, and integrated with our physical potential. Getting to know the “Real” you is often the topic of unspoken... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

The Unstoppable Program: Yoga Tools and Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

The Unstoppable Program:
Yoga Tools and Practices This session will feature a yoga tool kit to be used by anyone, anywhere. We come from many different walks of life, and along the way we experience trauma and challenges. What is clear is that our country is calling out for healing. We are ready. We will hold the space for you to make your own discoveries. Most importantly, we will share empowering tools that you yourself can use every day. Anything is possible. You are unstoppable!

Presenters
avatar for Gina Garcia

Gina Garcia

Yoga Teacher; Mother; Writer, Yoga Across America Founder; Baptiste Foundation Board
Gina Garcia stumbled upon yoga 20 years ago, when a scheduled step aerobics class was switched to a beginning yoga class. | | She spent a large part of her life sharing the news of the day as a journalist, for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, and as the Capitol Correspondent for KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. Not long after giving birth to her third son, she decided to choose a path that would allow her to bring more grace to her family life, and to those... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Canyon Ballroom B
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Meditation, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga
  • Participant Level All levels, however, there will be room for yogis/yoginis to challenge themselves if they so wish.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to practice yoga. Bring along a journal and a pen, yoga mat and block, and come as you are - beautiful and whole, with no expectations.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Partner work. Minimal touching.

8:00am

Yoga for PTSD, immersion for Yoga Teachers and Service Providers "Traumatic Stress: Resiliency and Healing with Yoga"
Limited Capacity seats available

The carefully selected faculty and comprehensive courses in the SYF Gives Back training aim to provide: the latest in scientific research and support for alternative modalities in healing; specific practical techniques of yoga, pranayama and meditation and an understanding of why and how they work in relation to trauma and the nervous system; a comprehensive overview of complex trauma, PTSD, and TBI; break out sessions with practitioners working in specific populations (veterans, first responders, survivors of abuse/war/crisis, caregivers, injured athletes, etc) to help guide you to a deeper understanding of how to apply these universal healing modalities to the specific community you intend to serve. In providing these trainings over the years we have realized that it is the same YOGA that benefits everyone, and that trauma works in the body in a consistent way. These universal principles may be applied to each unique individual through the care of the teacher. We want to give teachers the tools to take these skillful means to heal their communities throughout the world.

8am-4pm Thursday, March 9th. 8am-12pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday March 10-12 with up to 20 CEUs

Heart of Yoga: The Promise of Healing - Mark Whitwell

iRest Yoga Nidra for Trauma - Molly Birkholm
There are many reasons iRest Yoga Nidra is being broadly used in communities with high rates of trauma, including the military, homeless, human trafficking survivors, refugees, hospitals, and first responder populations. Clinical research is providing valuable insights into how these practices can be highly effective with insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. iRest is a secular, trauma-sensitive form of Yoga Nidra guided meditation. Many elements of it can be used not just in the practice, but also in 1-on-1 private sessions and in daily life. The session will include a short opening iRest, a lecture and discussion on the essential elements of iRest Yoga Nidra, a 1-on-1 co-meditation experience, as well as a deep 1 hour iRest Yoga Nidra experience.

Serving Yourself & Serving Others - Gina Garcia
When we talk about serving others, we rarely talk about serving ourselves.  We teach, we reach out, we share, we give, we serve and yet we don’t make it a priority to take care of ourselves. This workshop is one of the most important elements to doing this service work. Because when we serve ourselves, we serve others. You’ll learn tools and practices to keep you inspired and energized in your journey of teaching. No more burn out and fatigue.  It’s time to take a new approach and prepare yourself for doing this work for a life time. 

#unstoppable Trauma Sensitive Training - Yoga Tools & Practices - Gina Garcia
We all come from different walks of life and along the way we all experience trauma and challenges.  With the #unstoppable tool kit and training you will learn how to be resilient and unstoppable when you encounter challenges or perceived setbacks. This training showcases how to use the #unstoppable toolkit which is rooted in the Baptiste Methodology.  The tools include asana, meditation, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and self inquiry and how you use them to be more resilient and unstoppable.  Through an embodied experience of these tools in your own practice and in your life, you will learn how to share these tools with others.

Taming the Komoto Dragon Within:  When talking about a problem won't work.  - Suzanne Connolly  
Find out more about the inner workings of the most primitive parts of our brains and how to remap this difficult to reach neural connections. You actually have many brains in one and they all perform different duties. While they all have important functions, there are primitive parts of the brain that sometimes outlive their usefulness. We usually think, for instance of Post Traumatic Stress as something that is deep-seated and resistant to change. Yet, when you understand how trauma is stored and how to connect with that part of the brain with mind-body approaches, the road to recovery is often surprisingly easy. 

Enhance your Yoga Sessions using Tapping: An Introduction to Thought Field Therapy  - Suzanne Connolly
The evidence based original tapping technique that is changing the world one heart at a time.Learn the basics of Thought Field Therapy, a proven, highly-­effective, non-­invasive brief therapy technique that was developed and refined over the last 35 years by the late psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan and his wife Joanne Callahan. TFT utilizes a sequence of self‐tapping to stimulate specific acupuncture points while recalling a traumatic event or cue. It facilitates the relaxation response while the person experiencing exposure to the problem by simply thinking about the problem. The improvement is almost always relatively quick and, in most cases, long-­lasting. The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions (a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) within the federal Department of Health and Human Service) has listed Thought Field Therapy as an effective evidence-based practice for improving personal resilience/self-concept, for improving self-regulation, and for reducing trauma-and stressor-related disorders and symptoms. They have also listed Thought Field Therapy as promising, for reducing depression and depressive symptoms; for improving general functioning and wellbeing; for reducing phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; and for reducing unspecified and other mental health disorders and symptoms. http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ProgramProfile.aspx?id=60#hide1  

FOR PROFESSIONALS: As a therapist or health practitioner, you’ll invite your client to identify a problematic thought or memory that they wish to heal. This could be an anxiety, a past trauma, anger, feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment, addictive urges, or even physical pain. Then, typically, they’ll watch that disturbance, addictive urges or pain diminish as you instruct them to tap on certain areas of the face and hands in a specific order. Even the most skeptical clients usually report that TFT reduces the intensity of their unwanted feelings. While no therapist can offer a guarantee; clients typically cannot get back the original feeling of upset, even if they try. Addictive urges and physical pain require the person to self‐treat between appointments. Thousands of psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses and others in the caring professions around the world use Thought Field Therapy as a complimentary alternative technique to help others in need. 

FOR YOGA Professionals: TFT can help your clients release the unwanted feelings, negative patterns and emotional burdens that they carry with themselves day to day. It’s a simple tapping technique that they can use anywhere, anytime, whenever they need to. While the process is simple, their body and their mind will work together in a highly sophisticated way to eradicate the core of the feelings that get in the way of living a full, rich and satisfying life. Traumas, guilt, fears, shame, anxiety and depression are a few of the most common reasons people use TFT. Numerous scientific studies have proven its effectiveness around the globe. Whether you want to use TFT for yourself or you want to integrate it into your yoga practice you will take away a tool that will likely have life to change effects.

Trauma in the Second Degree: Intergenerational PTSD Within Military and Veteran Families - Pamela Stokes Eggleston
Yoga and meditation offers several practices for healing and transformation. With military and veteran families, these tools can uniquely aid in easing stress, burnout and fatigue. Additionally, understanding the nuances of secondary PTSD and intergenerational trauma is important to working with veteran and military families. Many military and veteran families are depleted due to multiple deployments and PCS moves. In this workshop, Pam will speak to her experience as a military family member and wounded warrior caregiver and weave it in with the science backing secondary and intergenerational PTSD.

Breathing Through Emotions - Essie Titus
This session will include multiple breathing techniques coincided with mindful movement. Encouraging participant to establish a daily routine of breath awareness and turning toward balance. We will identify specific coping mechanisms and the potential to disassociate that create obstacles on our path. Often times we lack the dialogue and tools to fully express ourselves. Specific practice for specific feelings such as anger, grief, sadness, fear, anxiety, and depression. This session has been designed to support a routine of asana, pranayama, systematic relaxation, mantra, and meditation for an internal feeling of comfort and safety regardless of external circumstances.

Myofascial Release - taking yoga healing to the next dimension - Lori Zeltwanger
Myofascial Release & yoga are both powerful avenues for realignment and activation of your fascial system. Myofascial Release utilizes a gentle hands on pressure into tissue restrictions an…

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

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 →
avatar for Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly is a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne currently serves on the board of the Association of Energy Psychology (ACEP) and formerly served on the Board of the TFT Foundation. She has participated in three research studies in Rwanda, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Suzanne serves as an advisor to Japan Association for TFT (JATFT). She has... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Stokes Eggleston

Pamela Stokes Eggleston

CEO, Yoga2Sleep, LLC
A certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist, Pamela has practiced yoga for 15 years and completed specialized training to include certifications in plant-based nutrition, stress management, prenatal yoga and yoga for trauma in veterans and the military: empirically- and evidenced-based yoga therapy programs, to work with service members, veterans with combat trauma and PTSD, and their families. She is the founder of Yoga2Sleep, an... Read More →
avatar for Gina Garcia

Gina Garcia

Yoga Teacher; Mother; Writer, Yoga Across America Founder; Baptiste Foundation Board
Gina Garcia stumbled upon yoga 20 years ago, when a scheduled step aerobics class was switched to a beginning yoga class. | | She spent a large part of her life sharing the news of the day as a journalist, for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, and as the Capitol Correspondent for KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. Not long after giving birth to her third son, she decided to choose a path that would allow her to bring more grace to her family life, and to those... Read More →
avatar for Essie Titus

Essie Titus

Firefighter / EMT / Yoga Teacher, Kansas City Fire Department
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

Founder, Heart of Yoga
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya "the teacher of the teachers," notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and... Read More →
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. | | Lori also founded the Myofascial Mastery Academy providing inspiring seminars & retreats on how to both treat and receive Myofascial Release for all types of... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Canyon Ballroom A

8:15am

Awakening of The Heart: Journey through effortless Backward Bending
Limited Capacity seats available

The physical manifestation of stress in our bodies directly affects our ability to hear and follow the wisdom of our hearts. Yoga offers a solution to opening our hearts with postures that can unlock the shoulders, upper body, and reconnect us to our heart’s intuitive intelligence. Awakening of the Heart will be a guided journey of energetic and therapeutic poses specifically chosen to liberate you from constraints of the analytical mind by reawakening the natural, intuitive, and joyful heart. We will build the stepping-stones in backward bending through anatomical effort to find our hearts center. This class will leave you feeling open, energized, awake, and inspired! By straightening and strengthening the spine we are able to hold our hearts high and stay open to our creative and intuitive energies that allow us to live a life that is full and vibrant!

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cotrell

Ashley Cotrell

The Yoga Couple
Ashley Cottrell is known for her inspirational style of teaching that incorporates not only the physical aspects of yoga, but also the spiritual. Found on social media as The Yoga Couple with her husband Mathew, Ashley shares her love of yoga with the world through live and recorded classes. She has been a featured writer for both Elephant Journal and Yoganonymous, as well as a presenter for Yoga Alliance. Inspired by a personal testimony of... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Shannon Harris

Shannon Harris

Founder/Healer/Educator, Audio Pharmacology™
While working for decades in the IT field and as an professional international DJ, musician, composer, producer, remixer and performer, Shannon was diagnose with bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome losing all mobility in both hands which lead him to study/practice alternative therapies. Since 2006, he has been a devoted practitioner of Qi Gong/TCM/Meditation/Bazi/Yoga/Astrology and veganism, which inspired him to create Audio Pharmacology&trade... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:15am

Rhythmic Vinyasa
Limited Capacity seats available

As yoga and samba teacher, Elka combines both modalities into one experience. Exploring rhythmic vinyasa influenced with breath work to get the body ready to shake. Then she leads the students to explore freedom of their hips. *This is a shaking booty class, for sure! You will feel loose in your body and free in your mind. Elka will guide you on how to feel each movement of your body and letting the freedom of thoughts and guidance leading you into a transcendental experience by shaking the hips into the unlimited. You will be inspired by others as we come together into a playful way to connect with each other. She will cool down the body with opening heart sequencing while doing Tantra exercise, then diving into a cooling pranayama and renovating the body with a deep Savasana. You will experience something like you never had before because each movement will take you into a new sensation. This class is suitable for everyone. You don't need a flexible body but an open mind. Come and shake with us!

Presenters
avatar for Elka Haeckel

Elka Haeckel

Elka Haeckel is an international yoga teacher leading teacher trainings, workshops and yoga retreats all over the globe. Elka Haeckel is also the creator of Yoga Samba Dance and Choco Vinyasa. Elka's classes are not a regular practice....Her teachings take students on an inner journey and are truly a transformative experience! Elka has a tremendous gift for bringing people together and uniting them in an unforgettable experience! She brings a... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

9:00am

Sierra Music
Local Musician

Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Heart Center Seva Stage

10:00am

Cara's Mosaic
Local Musician

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Heart Center Seva Stage

10:00am

Classroom Fun Yoga
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Presenters
avatar for Alan Alcid

Alan Alcid

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Unit
My name is Alan – I love yoga! I truly do. I love yoga for it has helped me become the person I am today and also for how I have witnessed others transform. For a long time, I dabbled in yoga. I fit it in where I could, given a super busy schedule as a Photographer and Web Designer. | | He first unrolled his mat in 2007 and, in that moment, the course of his life was changed for the better. The practice and philosophy of yoga resonated... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Energy Clearing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Empower yourself to a new level of consciousness by learning tools and gaining valuable information that will enable you to live with more energy, vitality and higher vibrations so that you can live the life you were meant to without blockages and energy attachments weighing you down. Professional Energy Cleanser (New Zealand famous) will be hosting this workshop on dispelling negative energies in the home, areas around us, and on our persons. This workshop will be held on topics such as: • How we pick up these energies • Where they come from, • Importance of a balanced chakra system And will feature the benefits of: • Learn about the Chakra system • Practical lessons on how to balance our own chakras • How to protect yourself from lower level energies • Other available tools of empowerment

Presenters
avatar for Herman Petrick

Herman Petrick

Energy Shifter, Global Energy Clearing
Herman Petrick is an internationally renowned energy shifter from Portland, Or. He spent the last seven years in New Zealand where he developed his energy clearing skills and then spent the first half of 2016 traveling through Asia doing energy work. | As a child, Herman felt a strong sense to help people in all aspects of their life, yet it was not until adulthood that he realized his true gift of helping people through energy clearing... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Energy Medicine
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Seven minute Chakra meditation.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring notepad, pen and mat.
  • partner practice, touching or ha No

10:00am

Tech Neck
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Long hours spent at a computer create a forward-pitched head posture resulting in neck & shoulder tension. Carrying around children, driving, and stress from every day activities can also slowly whittle away at our uprightness creating a head-forward, slump-shouldered and collapsed chest posture often resulting in neck, arm and upper back pain (what Tias Little calls "schlump-asana"). The focus in this workshop will be on releasing tension in the neck, upper shoulders, and jaw and creating greater freedom of movement in those areas. Reducing cranial pressure may also result in relief from common complaints such as migraines, insomnia, eye strain, and bruxism. The shoulders are so closely tied to the neck that when there is shoulder strain it often comes with neck pain. In this workshop, we'll explore gentle flowing movements (the SATYA work developed by Tias Little) as a way of releasing holding patterns in the neck and shoulders and hydrating these areas with an increased flow of blood & prana, both vital in maintaining the health and longevity of the shoulders, cervical spine, and their surrounding structures. Parameters for participation include: the ability to get up and down off the floor without assistance, freedom from medical devices, and no acute spinal disc or nerve compression. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Presenters
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jyl kutsche

Jyl Marie Yoga
Jyl Marie is a Senior Instructor of Prajna Yoga (Tias & Surya Little) and has received both her 200 hr & 500 hr certifications through them, and assists them regularly around the country. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, combining form & flow with therapeutic somatic movement. She was the Lead Instructor of the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Dallas Yoga Center, where she also led Vinyasa, Hatha, and Therapeutic classes... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

The Eternal Energy of the Chakras
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Master Teacher Tao as she leads us on a journey of the chakras. we will focus on understanding the chakras and integrating the bandhas, breath and movement. Become aware of and learn to control the energy that invigorates your life. Utilize various breathing techniques when doing the postures while attaining knowledge of your body's energy centers. Witness first hand, the amazing power a dedicated yoga practice has to improve and increase the vitality of your life.

Presenters
avatar for Tao Porchon Lynch

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 →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Canyon Ballroom B

10:00am

Where Yoga Meets Sound Healing: Introducing Crystal Singing Bowls into Your Yoga Class
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop, the ancient science of yoga merges with the modern technology of pure quartz crystal singing bowls in an extraordinary fusion of sound and healing. When played with awareness, grace and presence, within moments of listening to the sound of the crystal bowls, mind, body and spirit open to an experience of oneness and unity consciousness. As such, the crystal bowls are a perfect complement to the spirit and practice of yoga. Under the expert guidance of a master bowl player, anyone can learn to play a crystal singing bowl with ease and joy. Played during savasana and meditation, crystal bowls offer unparalleled support to help quiet the mind and deepen relaxation. The sounds of the bowls soothe and balance the nervous system and entrain body, mind and spirit to higher vibrational frequencies. The results are a profound shift in the quality of relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal and an expanded awareness of inner peace. For novice and experienced bowl players alike, yoga teachers and students. Following the workshop, Ashana will be available to speak to individuals interested in personalized alchemy bowl recommendations to maximize.

Presenters
avatar for Ashana

Ashana

owner, The Sound of Ashana
Master Crystal Singing Bowl and Sacred Chant Artist, Sound Healer and Musician


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Forrest Yoga Workshop - Breathe & Feel
Limited Capacity seats available

Forrest Yoga is a contemporary practice designed by Ana Forrest to help in mending the hoop of the people. The workshop will begin with a four directions ceremony and intent setting. Through guided meditation and focused pranayama practice, participants will choose an emotion, physical injury, or mental trauma that they are interested in healing. Throughout the 90-minute physical practice, Hibs and her assistants will lead students through therapeutic contemporary yoga pose variations, processes, and exercises, incorporating skillful hands-on assists, aromatherapy, and clear individualized instruction. Students will learn to face and feel the pain, using the effective tools of Forrest Yoga to breathe, feel, heal and move from pain and trauma into freedom and spaciousness.

Presenters
avatar for Heba Saab

Heba Saab

Founder, HIBS YOGA, Las Vegas NV
Heba Saab, 500 E-RYT, Forrest Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and Studio Owner is the founder of (Holistic Integration of Body & Spirit) HIBS Yoga. HIBS Yoga is the premier Forrest-Inspired yoga studio in Las Vegas, NV (Hibs is also Heba's nickname!) Heba practices Forrest Yoga to liberate the mind, heal the heart, and strengthen the body. Heba’s contemporary instructional style integrates yoga with creative expression, employing energy... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Trauma Training Track
  • Style Forrest Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Students will learn how to breathe into their pain area effectively to gain more access and feeling, and promote healing.
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a notebook & pen, a yoga blanket or large beach towel, and a foam yoga block
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Hridaya Shakti ~Awakening the Power of the Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

Ancient mystics clearly defined the heart as the center of our being, the place where all polarities and opposites dissolve into the higher consciousness and awakening of the heart. Modern science validates the incredible power of the heart yet the human heart still remains a mystery. Spiritually, the heart is the infinite quantum, space within where all polarities dissolve and we experience our connection to source as Oneness. This class will offer a deep flow of heart wisdom from the Yoga tradition, modern science and a dynamic heart centered practice of asana, breathwork, chanting, meditation and music with special kriya’s mudras and pratices for strengthening, healing and awakening the power of our hearts. Aum Hrim.

Presenters
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light, love and wisdom. His teaching is authentic and empowering, it comes from the heart, allowing students to connect deeply with their own inner power and light. Saul's... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. | A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

The Alchemy of YES! Inspired by Hanumanasana
Limited Capacity seats available

What, enlighten up with Hanumanasana?! You may feel up against a seemingly insurmountable task. However, by establishing yourself in a steadfast connection to your heart, your breath and your alignment (along with a good sense of humor), what seems impossible becomes an invitation to discover your own strength and freedom. We will tap into the POWER OF YES. Hanuman reminds us that great leaps of faith are possible through love. He serves Bhakti to help us return to living from our hearts. Invite the spirit of love and devotion (Bhakti) through both unwavering strength and refined sensitivity. Invigorating and exciting is the moment when it all comes together. In this workshop, we will break down everything all the way to the tips of your toes and show how it all fits together to reveal the bravery in your own heart. Be ready for pure ecstasy! Achieving Hanumanasana (Full Split Pose) is only the beginning. There is always more to the pose to explore. And the more tiny adjustments you attempt can make a massive difference. You will feel the possibilities, notice subtleties and make adjustments that enable you to come closer to understanding this pose. This illumination will spread throughout your yoga practice and your life. Get ready to be transformed! Saying YES on the mat will teach you how to say YES to your Best Life Ever. Expect inspirational music, Hanuman chants and talk story about the mythological story of Hanuman, King Rama’s bestie, who filled with love and powered by YES took a giant leap across the ocean to reach the island of Sri Lanka in order to help King Rama re-unite with his wife Sita.


Presenters
avatar for Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini

Writer. Happiness Coach. Teacher. Healer, Alchemy of Yoga
Mindfulness Teacher. Healer. Love Alchemist | Kind of Yoga: *Spiritual Vinyasa * Inspired * Playful * Mystical* | | With contagious enthusiasm Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! | | Silvia Mordini is... Read More →
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DJ Taz Rashid

Musician/DJ/Producer
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He lives in Chicago, IL but over the past years, he has been performing and DJing nationwide at events such as... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • CEUs ERYT200
  • Takeaway Both journaling exercises related to the YES of Intention Setting and what to do daily to stay with it. And choreography, routine, they can practice to make headway in achieving hanumanasana, splits pose.
  • Special Instructions to Particip blocks or blankets

10:00am

Take Your Teachings On the Road
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you feeling ready to expand the reach of your teachings - maybe tour to other cities as a visiting teacher, take a group on a retreat, or teach at a festival - but you are not sure when or how to start? Gain clarity and set goals for the future with Lynann's step by step process of self-discovery that illuminates when, where and how to start. Lynann has worked with some of the biggest names in the yoga industry, shaping and booking their tours into a sustainable and profitable yoga business. She will be sharing success stories (and pitfalls), practical tips and guidance to help you take your yoga career to the next level. After this class you will know whether now is the right time in your career to step it up, and what it will take to succeed.

Presenters
avatar for Lynann Politte

Lynann Politte

Founder, YoniSpeaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding” into a model that is conscious, mindful, and wrapped in integrity.  Her support, management, and connections are the catalyst for the potential held... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Ananda Flow
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Through the confluence of vinyasa flow and myth, we will be exploring the advice of Sage Vashishta. In counseling a young Lord Ram, Vashistha extolls the power of setting intentions, aspiring to embody virtues which help further our passions, and developing the will to become what we most admire. The class will incorporate a fluid blend of hip-openers, backbends and forward bends, as well as mantra and meditation. All levels are welcome.

Cathedral Rock 

Coconino National Forest Service permitted Guide: Aumbase Sedona, Amalia Camateros 

Keynotes
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase
Sedona's premiere venue for Yoga Adventures and Retreats created by the hearts and minds behind the Sedona Yoga Festival!  | | Permitted with the Coconino National Forest Service to visit the vortex sites of Cathedral Rock, Airport Vortex, Bell Rock as well as 40 other peaceful, energized, revitalizing landscapes and trails in Sedona, Aumbase is prepared to customize your experience. | | Accommodating groups with lodging, yoga and tours... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Erika Burkhalter

Erika Burkhalter

Yoga Teacher
Erika Burkhalter, MA Yoga Studies, MS Neuropsychology, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga since 1999, and exploring its practices since childhood. Erika teaches at Yoga Works, Costa Mesa, and also teaches for Loyola Marymount University's Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program, as well as offering philosophy and āsana intensives to a variety of yoga teacher training programs in Southern California. A graduate of Loyola Marymount’s inaugural... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

10:00am

Gong 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have an interest in playing gongs, the sound healing way?

Do you want to see if gong is your sound healing instrument? 

What to know a little more about these empowering and healing instruments? 

Gongs and mallets provided, you can be a beginner to experienced gong player.  Come Join Gongster for an amazing play workshop! 

Develop your personal techniques of who you are when playing a sound healing instrument.  Get the tools, and follow your truth and essence.   

      ·  Origins of the Gong and their History

·     Types of Gongs/ & How they are made 

·     What is resonant, harmony, entrainment 

·     Health benefits 

·     Different Types of Mallets 

·     Techniques 

·     Gongster’s own sound healing techniques of playing 

·     Brief intro to flummis 

·     Listening techniques 

·     Find your Zone 

·     Using Gongs or other instruments for Sound Healing 

·     Introducing the flummis 

·     Hand-Held Gong Techniques 

·     Practice Time




Presenters
avatar for Lisa Lippincott

Lisa Lippincott

Sound Healer/XPilot/Gong Distributer/ ♥ Tone of Life Gongs/Sound Healing Degree, Gongster LLC
-Gongster's Sound treatment is a personal journey that touches the delicate Strings of our soul. | -It awakens spanless creative powers in us...It changes us, our lives and the lives of people around us. | -When we are in harmony, our health returns, our light shines, we become centered, and awake. Raising our consciousness here on earth and dimensions beyond. | | E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500 | Owner Gongster LLC. | Gong: The Sound... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes

10:00am

Nirvana Breathing
Limited Capacity seats available

NirvanaFitness® is a system that will teach you how to breathe correctly through a series of functional toning pilates/yoga exercises, leading you to a slower and deeper daily breathing pattern (diaphragmatic with prolonged exhalation) that will replace shallow default breathing. NirvanaFitness® progressively lowers breathing rhythm from start to finish going from 12 breaths/min to a mere 4 breaths/min in the last Nirvana workout section. This increasingly employs the relax centers in your nervous system and efficiently slows and calms all the body systems, creating potential for regeneration through decreasing metabolic rate at all levels.

Presenters
avatar for Will Zecco

Will Zecco

Success Center Manager, Eduactor, Southewest Institute of Healing Arts
Will’s journey into yoga has been a life changing experience. He complete his 200 teacher training in 2011 and just recently completed his 500 hour teacher training at the end of 2013. A graduate of the Spirit of Yoga/Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and had the honor of training with Mary Bruce. In addition to his yoga training Will has complete his certification in Hatha-Gong™ and is a certified gong master as well Transformation Yoga... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Love Light Liberation
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us for a 3 hour workshop as we explore a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, approach to Ashtanga Yoga. Moving slow and mindfully, we will explore deeper variations, staying together creating a powerful vibration as we support each other's greatness, including Pranayama, Philosophy, & Asana.  My Vision is to help people develop a sacred, meditative, healing, joyful, personal self-practice. We will explore different Deeper variations in a mindful way.  Closing with a deep relaxation with full Awareness…1love

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Naidoo

Kevin Naidoo

Love Light Liberation, Kevinnaidooyoga
Kevin Naidoo is a true traveller. Having hitchhiked across 50 countries, it’s no surprise his family calls him as a nomad. Kevin lives his life through his heart. Fascinated by cultures, traditions and spirituality, Kevin’s adventures have taken him from living on remote islands, trekking across Africa and bathing in the Ganges. The combination of travelling and yoga have always connected him with his true self. | Kevin was first introduced... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:30am

One Heart, One Recovery
Limited Capacity seats available

This experience will enhance participants' knowledge and practice in the application and integration of several eastern-based wisdom traditions and evidence-based western recovery practices. A healing session will be offered, focusing on the practical application of various yoga for recovery techniques promoting optimal health and well-being: I. Yamas and Niyamas; II. Asana; III. Pranayama (breathing techniques); IV. 12 Steps,Traditions and Principals; V. Recovery Philosophy - Yoga Sutras; VI. Mudras (gestures); VII. Bandhas (locks); VIII. Mindfulness/Meditation Practices; IX. Ayurveda; X. Chakra Toning; XI. Finding Stillness (withdrawal ofthe senses); XII. Sangha. The asana sequence purifies, strengthens, and adds flexibility to the body, mind and spirit. Breath supports the flow as a vehicle to balance energy. This guided class will help participants strengthen the mind/body connection, experience positive body awareness, and feel aligned, deeply connected, and heart-centered.


Presenters
avatar for Katherine McHugh

Katherine McHugh

Executive Director, Cape Cod Center For Well-Being, LLC


Friday March 10, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

11:00am

Daniel of Sedona
Local Musician& Sound Healer

Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Heart Center Seva Stage

11:15am

Rainforest Adventure Yoga with Valerie Pike
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Vendors

Friday March 10, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:00pm

12:30pm

Storytelling in the Yoga Studio
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn tips from a master storyteller to have your students riveted in the larger narrative of yoga you're providing them.

Presenters
avatar for David Rodwin

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 →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Yoga for knee health and hip happiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga for knee health and hip happiness: According to orthopedic studies and yoga history, clear open flexible hips and legs are the key to healthy knees Learn creative humbling ways to free up the resistance and get a great workout, whether you are a yogi, trainer, athlete, or curious you will enjoy this class and take away important knowledge.

Presenters
avatar for Gwen Lawrence

Gwen Lawrence

creator/owner, power yoga for sports
Gwen Lawrence is an internationally known yoga teacher/coach, author, TV personality known for her approachability, humor and ability | | "I transform lives from good to great, helping my clients reach their highest potential, using my 6 power yoga for sports philosophy's to Attain fitness, find Balance, Create goals, and Define personal happiness in work, school, family and life the way only an intuitive Yogi and seasoned MOM can... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Holy Yoga Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a bhakti asana experience.

Presenters
avatar for Brooke Boon

Brooke Boon

Founder, Holy Yoga
A yoga practitioner since 1998, Brooke founded Holy Yoga, an international 501C3 Non-Profit Ministry in 2006. She is the creator of Holy Yoga?s 95, 225 and 500 hour instructor training programs and facilitates the education and certification of hundreds of Holy Yoga instructors annually worldwide. Brooke is the author of Holy Yoga: Exercise For the Christian Body and Soul and co-author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated. A lover and teacher of God?s Word... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Beginner
  • Takeaway We will provide them with access to our monthly online subscription to Holy Yoga TV for 30 days as a gift for coming
  • Special Instructions to Particip yoga mat blocks and straps
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

12:30pm

Yoga is Kid Fun
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Presenters
avatar for AYA Sheevaya

AYA Sheevaya

Sedona School of Sacred Geometry - Anjali Yoga
Life is such a wonder-ful orchestra of dancing Beauty! Thank You Universe and Great Spirit of All Beings for the gift of being alive & conscious on Mother Earth now! Thank you for loving each other as One! | A native of France, Aya is a mandala artist, celebration yogi and co-creator of Sacred Geometry, who has dedicated his human life to global service and sacred arts education. | | • In 1985, in Santa Monica, CA, Aya received a... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

My Best Playlist
Limited Capacity seats available

My Best Playlist- Yoga Music Workshop Join DJ Taz Rashid for a workshop on how to build a yoga music playlist. Learn how to breakdown your classes in a simple way, and easily build your favorite music into any practice whether it's a high intensity vinyasa, or a mellow yin, restorative class or to your personalized yoga style. DJ Taz will show you how to hone your instinctive listening and intuitive teaching skills to mix beats and make smooth transitions throughout your classes. Taking the time to focus on developing the role of music in your yoga classes allows you to feel more confident about how music is enhancing your teaching, while you can expand and use your music library more efficiently. Any teacher can build her unique sound with compelling music that enhances the practice, inevitably attracting a larger student following. Highly recommended for teachers but anyone can attend. Type: Mostly Lecture & Some Asana What to bring: Please bring a yoga mat, notebook, and any questions about music. Video for workshop: https://vimeo.com/167048579

Presenters
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

Musician/DJ/Producer
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He lives in Chicago, IL but over the past years, he has been performing and DJing nationwide at events such as... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Business Track
  • Style Business of Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway personalized playlists for yoga and mindful practice
  • Special Instructions to Particip notebook, yoga mat,

12:30pm

Share the Joy!
Limited Capacity seats available

What can you do to help make the world a kinder and joyful place? What can you share from the heart with your community that can help them feel better. How about a free community Yoga Class? This session will look at the hows and whys of providing free community classes in your area. Also this session will look at What is needed to create a fun yet safe class that is open to the public to allow people to experience the joy of yoga. Sponsorships? Space rental? Releases? These are questions instructors ask themselves before moving into the community and sharing their love of yoga. This session will also discuss how sharing yoga enhances one practice and increases one own joy. Martin Luther King Jr. said, Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. How about serving through yoga?

Presenters
avatar for Marcia Faye McGee

Marcia Faye McGee

Yoga Teacher
I am so excited to be a presenter representing Flint, Michigan. | I love yoga and sharing it with everyone. | Today let's talk about community--how do we work to create a calmer community through the practice of yoga.


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Business Track
  • Style Gentle Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring a notebook and a pen

12:30pm

The Superfoods Movement - (& how to incorporate them into your daily life and use them to leverage your greatest potential!)
Limited Capacity filling up

Enjoy Superfood Movement expert Jeff Breakey's compelling discussion of something we can take action on in our lives.  What we eat!  Listen as Jeff recounts the early days and how we seem to have come full circle... (organic to organic in less than 100 years). He shares his experiences (good & bad) in the early days of Superfood distribution, what to watch out for these days and why the Sprouts Newsletter he founded became so successful.

Most importantly, this discussion is focused on superfoods and transformation.  As a yogi/spiritpreneur, superfoods can be utilized to fuel the body to support transformation and growth.  Jeff will bring it all together in this talk, showing you how best to incorporate the momentum of the Superfoods Movement into your practice, business and life!

 Find Jeff at the Purium Station this weekend, He is a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share!  His enthusiasm his contagious!  Do yourself a favor and find him...  you won't be sorry.

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Breakey

Jeff Breakey

Black Diamond, Purium Health Products
I've been a health and nutrition educator and coach since 1980, and I'm a nature enthusiast and a wilderness adventurer. I am also an entrepreneur and a professional in Network Marketing. With personal earnings of over four million dollars I've helped dozens of people create a lifestyle of freedom with substantial residual incomes. More importantly, I can show anyone how the right network marketing business can generate an extra $500 to $1,000... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Who is Team Light?
Limited Capacity seats available

Let TEAM LIGHT be your bridge and example of accessing ancient yogic practices of meditation and energy manipulation in the modern age; and of utilizing these practices to create new paradigm and serve your own and the collective evolution of consciousness. During their Coffee Talk with Rion members of Team Light will demonstrate that in this day and time we are our own masters and Gurus and that the higher knowledge we seek is easily available to us. Team Light will showcase some of their favorite practices for you and talk about their unique individual experiences.

Presenters
avatar for Isabella  Greene

Isabella Greene

Remote Soul Healer, Awakening Coach, Isabella A. Greene
Isabella A. Greene is a Starseed, a Lightworker, a Wayshower and a member of Team Light following her mission. | | After years of living in New York City and working in Financial Services Industry, Isabella had a re-awakening and became an accredited Life and Awakening Coach, Remote Soul Healer, Reiki Master, Mystic & Teacher. | | She now lives in Sedona and serves both interdimensionally | and worldwide. The story of her powerful... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Mazzone & Rion De Rouen

Alexander Mazzone & Rion De Rouen

INSIGHTS ON ALL FORMS OF HUMAN ASCENSION FOUND HERE ON PLANET EARTH.  “OUR GOAL IS TO AID MASS CONSCIOUSNESS IN SHIFTING TO A HIGHER FREQUENCY OF EXISTENCE. THROUGH LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING THIS TASK HAS BEEN SET BEFORE ALL OF US. TOGETHER WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN TRULY CREATING HEAVEN ON EARTH. “ LOVE YOU ALL:) -TEAM LIGHT ALL DIVINE SENTIENT BEINGS ARE WELCOME TO ENJOY AND INTERACT AS WE ALL ATTAIN THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:45pm

Mastering the Art of Yoga Photography
Robert reveals all of his secrets about 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, integrating the pose with the surrounding environment, cool phone apps and much more.

In this workshop you can be the photographer, model, artist, muse or all of the above. Bring your camera, phone, questions, and curiosity.

The 1st half of the workshop will take place inside. In the 2nd half, the group will go outside and catch the Sedona light for the creation of a few masterpieces. Anyone who wants to model can. Everyone can shoot. One thing's for sure, everyone will walk away with great pictures.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Sturman

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 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Canyon Ballroom A

1:00pm

Jim Beckwith Music
Musician

Artists
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. | A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Heart Center Seva Stage

1:00pm

LAND HIKE: Forest Bathing with Suzi Minor
Limited Capacity seats available

Shinrin-Yoku

Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese practice that was established in the 1980’s. Shinrin-Yoku translates to “forest bathing” or immersing oneself into a deeper connection with nature. Through a series of invitations that encourage participants to slow down and open the senses, an enjoyable quiet state of being takes root.

By engaging each of the senses more purposefully we begin to silence the distractions of the outside world that tend to keep us from being fully aware of our surroundings. These invitations allow us to become more present into place. The practice begins by coming together as a group then dispersing on our own into the forest then coming together again to share those experiences.

Research and scientific studies support the many positive health benefits that can result from forest immersion. Exposure to wood essential oils, called phytoncides, which are a chemical released by certain plants to protect them from disease, have proven to be a vital component to increasing natural killer cells in the body while further studies have shown that nature immersion reduces blood pressure and blood cortisol levels.

 

Suzi Minor

ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Suzi is a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and leads Forest Bathing Experiences at Aumbase Sedona Adventures. She is an impassioned ambassador of the nature movement focusing on bringing us back in connection with nature. As a Forest Bathing Guide she understands that she is simply opening the door and the forest is the therapist. She is a member of Friends of the Forest and supports other organizations in their efforts to educate and promote the importance of caring for our environment. Also an avid hiker spending most of her free time exploring the forest trails of Arizona and expanding awareness of the forest therapy practice in her community. Her motto is “More Nature, less stress”.  Try this Unique Aumbase Sedona Adventure!  Forest Bathing is sure to restore balance and harmony to your world.

 

Suzi is also available to book hikes for groups up to 6 with Aumbase Sedona. Stop by the booth for more info!

www.aumbasesedona.com

 

Yavapai Vista


Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase
Sedona's premiere venue for Yoga Adventures and Retreats created by the hearts and minds behind the Sedona Yoga Festival!  | | Permitted with the Coconino National Forest Service to visit the vortex sites of Cathedral Rock, Airport Vortex, Bell Rock as well as 40 other peaceful, energized, revitalizing landscapes and trails in Sedona, Aumbase is prepared to customize your experience. | | Accommodating groups with lodging, yoga and tours... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

1:00pm

Release on the Rocks Experience (RORE)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We lead you on a powerful transformational hike out into the spectacular & awe inspiring beauty of the energy activating vortexes of Sedona with self awareness exercises and therapeutic group unwinding to clear out what you are wanting to clear out and bring in that which you are wanting to bring into your life. Myofascial Unwinding allows us to reach into areas of our body restrictions in ways that can't be reached in any other way & release subconscious holding patterns. It unravels our blocks on many levels & opens our physical, emotional & energetic spaces in our body to make room for that which we are wanting to bring in. This is a powerful form of treatment in our treatment space and even more so outside in Sedona's vortexes with group energy. We set intentions, partake in guided meditations, spiritual education, sound healing through voice to raise the body's vibrational field & remove blockages, group hands on healing and group unwinding and finding your own personal power spot. It is quite a powerful experience and an opportunity to take a big leap in your healing process!!

Yavapai Vista
Permitted Coconino National Forest Service Guide: Aumbase Sedona's Suzi Minor 

Keynotes
avatar for Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase Sedona

Aumbase
Sedona's premiere venue for Yoga Adventures and Retreats created by the hearts and minds behind the Sedona Yoga Festival!  | | Permitted with the Coconino National Forest Service to visit the vortex sites of Cathedral Rock, Airport Vortex, Bell Rock as well as 40 other peaceful, energized, revitalizing landscapes and trails in Sedona, Aumbase is prepared to customize your experience. | | Accommodating groups with lodging, yoga and tours... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. | | Lori also founded the Myofascial Mastery Academy providing inspiring seminars & retreats on how to both treat and receive Myofascial Release for all types of... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Mago Ranch
  • CEUs CEU, NCBTMB, OT, PT
  • Tracks Trauma Training TrackBeginners Track
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway We teach how to do a 3 min self unwinding
  • Special Instructions to Particip Wear clothing comfortable to move in & lie on the ground
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

1:00pm

Discovering Wholeness: Theory & Practice of iRest Yoga Nidra
Limited Capacity seats available

Come experience this guided form of meditation that can uncover deep states of peace, healing and resiliency. The workshop will include both an explanation of the practices of iRest Yoga Nidra, as well as calming breathing exercises and a long, deep guided meditation (iRest is practiced lying down in a comfortable position so bring a yoga mat, blankets, a pillow, or anything else that will help you feel comfortable). Clinical research is showing iRest's efficacy with insomnia, chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety and depression. iRest is also an easy and effective way to experience deep states meditation. Beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome.

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

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 →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Canyon Ballroom B
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Business Track, Meditation Track, Trauma Training Track, Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Style Yoga Nidra
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • What to expect Come experience this guided form of meditation that can uncover deep states of peace, healing and resiliency. Learn more about the practice of iRest and experience a deep, restorative guided meditation. Discover how the peace you have been seeking is already here.
  • Takeaway iRest Yoga Nidra CDs and principles that can be practiced in daily life.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Notebook, pens, mat (blankets and pillow recommended, but optional) blankets

1:00pm

Yin-troduction to Transformation
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will introduce you to the theory and practice of Yin yoga, Taoism, Chinese Medicine, modern meridian theory and the energy body. Join James and KristaLove for an exploration into individual range of motion, and learn how to personalize yin postures with props and modifications for your unique body. You will practice yin yoga to personally apply the discussion, and leave with a greater awareness of breath and body mechanics to support a lifelong practice that can be applied to all forms of yoga. We will: Cover yin poses from an anatomical perspective to help students make their practice more personal Introduce concepts of Taoism and Chinese medicine that have contributed to the development of this practice Discuss yin and yang as philosophies and as styles of exercise -discuss the theory of exercise Examine how yin yoga affects connective tissue anatomically and energetically through modern meridian theory Work collaboratively to examine anatomical differences and how that relates to our practice Practice yin yoga with the application of our discussions to explore our personal practice Yin yoga is a transformational practice that supports mindful awareness of one's physical, energetic, emotional and mental equilibrium. Poses are held for an extended time with relaxed muscles and deep breathing, allowing the body to soften and the postures to stimulate connective tissues, i.e. fascia and ligament, as well as affect bone density, joint mobility, and the overall health of the internal organs.

Presenters
avatar for James Kapicka & KristaLove Louise

James Kapicka & KristaLove Louise

Affection & Consent Advocates, Yin Yoga Ambassadors, YogaJames & HomeFreeYogis
James Kapicka is a yoga ambassador, event producer and community organizer with a passion for bringing people together to celebrate, learn and connect. He offers sacred ceremonies intended to facilitate personal growth and healing through the unconditionally giving of authentic self in a way that protects innocence and promotes creative play and expression. His classes, workshops, and events center on profound re-evolutionary change both within... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

1:00pm

Ayurveda on the Mat
Limited Capacity seats available

Lets explore how to apply the principles of Ayurveda as yoga therapy (chikitsa). Yoga and Ayurveda have long been linked together and share a common purpose of brining harmony to the body, mind and Spirit. We will briefly review the main principles of Ayurveda including; the 5 element theory, the three doshas, Prakriti/Vikriti, the gunas, and the energetic body. Once we have laid the ground-work we will dive into Ayurveda as yoga therapy discussing asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation for balancing each dosha. We will focus on designing asana practices to balance seasons, time of day and time of life. As time allows we will use Downward Facing Dog as a tool to diagnosis dosha imbalance in an individual and discuss simple ways to bring these powerful practices onto your mat.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Towell

Kate Towell

Yogini & Ayurveda Junkie, Infinite You Wellness
Kate began practicing yoga in 1997 as a way to stay balanced and focused during graduate school. In 2002 an injury and a health crisis brought her to Ayurveda. It was natural for the two to merge and since that time both Ayurveda and Yoga have been a daily practice. In 2010 Kate was inspired to become a certified yoga teacher and took two 200hr teacher trainings. The second of which landed her in India. This powerful and transformative journey... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

1:30pm

Sedona Mystical Journey with Mark Griffon
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The tour with Mark will include an explanation of how the vortex influence our physiology and why we feel different when interacting with them in some capacity. It will include the use of sound instruments to enhance one;s connection and opening to these energy fields. Also, simple guided visualization exercises, including breathing techniques. He will take you to different locations in the same general area to expose you to the varying frequency shifts that stimulate the chakras. 

Bell Rock 

Friday March 10, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

1:45pm

Yoga Together Class for Families with Babies - Ana Hansen
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Friday March 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

2:00pm

Dristi- You have 'The Sight'
Limited Capacity seats available

Dristi
“The eyes are the windows to the soul...” William Shakespeare So much of our yoga practice addresses our bodies through physical asana and our minds through intellectual knowledge of anatomy, but the soul is often forgotten or it remains mysterious as to how to access it. The gazing point of the eyes is called “dristi” and it is directly responsible for the flow of our energy. Where the eyes go, the energy flows, we can feel this in all we do. In this workshop we will address how to use the dristi to help bring us into balance and how the direction of the eyes either consciously or unconsciously is always informing our yoga practice and our lives. Through the structure of a vinyasa flow sequence, we will learn how to access the third eye, the eye of intuitive wisdom and to learn how to direct our gaze and our attention inward. We will learn about the different forms and layers of dristi as well as practicing “trataka” or candle gazing as a method of purifying the eyes and cultivating divine sight. Mixed level.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Ivanhoe

Sara Ivanhoe

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe, M.A., is celebrating her 20-year teaching anniversary this year. To mark the occasion she completed graduate school with Loyola Marymount University's Inaugural class in Yoga Philosophy. She is the yoga spokesperson for "Weight Watchers", "Yoga for Dummies", "Crunch Yoga", and appeared as a series regular on "Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab", as a therapeutic instructor. Her mentor for Jnana Yoga is Dr. Christopher Key Chapple... Read More →
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

Musician/DJ/Producer
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He lives in Chicago, IL but over the past years, he has been performing and DJing nationwide at events such as... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

Back Care Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Beginning with a brief discussion of anatomical and physiological causes of back pain, this workshop will address some of the common symptoms such as sciatica, piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, sacroiliac instability, spondylolisthesis and herniated disks. Understanding the causes we will explore the common musculoskeletal misalignments that contribute to these conditions. You will learn poses or exercises that are specific for certain conditions as well as yoga postures, core conditioning, breathing and meditation to reduce pain and improve mobility.

Presenters
avatar for Mimi Solaire

Mimi Solaire

For eighteen years, I have been sharing the healing benefits of yoga through the practice of meditation, philosophy and asana. Physical and energy anatomy fascinate me which I incorporate into my classes. I teach a variety of styles from Yin/Restorative/Nidra to Hot Yoga and Aerial Yoga.


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

Chakra Perceptions- Radical Awareness of the Subtle Body
Limited Capacity seats available

You may have heard something about it, you may know nothing about it, nonetheless the health of your chakra system does effect you. Chakra means Wheel. The ancient Yogis and modern Clairvoyants who can see this energy all describe it as spinning vortices of energy that are located at certain points around the body. Most of the chakras in our energetic body correspond to main nerve centers, however, there are many more besides the simple 7 you may have heard about before. All life bodies have energetic centers- cats, dogs, horses and the Planet Earth. The power of the Chakra system then lies in much more than our simple connection to breath and our feelings. It lies to the very center of Life and connection to the Creative Source. For this connection is what causes us to be the creative energetic beings that we are. We have a Light Body made of these centers that connects to our our nerve and organ centers in the physical body, but we also have points that correspond to the Greater Energy of all life that allows us to envision and manifest on this planet. Without the chakra connection, we manifest mere base survival, and our higher forms of thought and creativity languish. Truly, as we are Spirit in a Human existence, then this connection to the Creative Force is what also causes us to be an integral part of this Source. We have Human Life Suits, if you will, that allow us to interface on the particular dimension and frequency that is Earth. It is a specific function that this body performs on this plane and it is unique in many ways. We get to sense in a tactile way the feelings and emotions of the world around us. Hence, the more clear we are in our energetic system, the more acute our own perceptions become and the more psychic we appear to be. It is not that we are ever not psychic, it is that we are frequently attuned to a lower vibration of perception that masks our awarenesses under the weight of fears and concerns, which in turn dulls our perceptions to the point of near invisibility.

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Eykel CHt

Kristen Eykel CHt

Reiki Master Teacher, Master Yoga Teacher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Sacred Circle Teachings
Kristen Eykel CHt began her career as a jet set supermodel in Paris & quickly became one of the top commercial actresses in Europe and the US for decades. From VH1 VJ to the host of her own lifestyle show "My OWN Time" for the Oprah Winfrey Network, media has ignited her vision for dialogue at a deeper level. | | Kristen authored, ”Planning for Success - a Six Week Planner Harnessing the Science of Yoga to Help You Recreate Your Life... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

Primal Yoga for Empowerment & Healing
Limited Capacity seats available

Created by Liz Arch, Primal Yoga® is a fluid and thoughtfully sequenced style of yoga blended with martial arts that combines movement and breath to cultivate the flow of Qi and pranic energy throughout the body. This uplifting workshop taps into the innate strength, power and healing potential we naturally possess within. We seamlessly blend Vinyasa Yoga with fluid movement inspired by Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Self Healing Qi-Gong, and breathwork into a powerful flow designed to open your heart, heal old wounds and create balance, strength and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies. Out-of-the box movement and artful transitions will leave you energized, uplifted and inspired.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Arch

Liz Arch

Liz Arch is a yoga teacher, martial artist, certified life coach, Under Armour athlete, and the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic yoga/martial arts fusion class that merges Vinyasa yoga with the artistry of Kung Fu and the grace of Tai Chi into a creative, intelligent and mindful flow.   Liz has over 10 years of experience in various yoga and martial arts styles including Vinyasa Yoga, traditional Northern-style Kung Fu (empty... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Style Primal Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • partner practice, touching or ha Hands-on adjustments will be offered

2:00pm

Therapeutic Yoga for Digestive Health
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn about therapeutic yoga practices and Ayurvedic principles that can alleviate symptoms associated with indigestion, bloating, food allergies, acid reflux and other chronic digestive conditions. The class will begin with a discussion of common imbalances of agni viewed through the lens of Ayurvedic nutrition followed by yoga poses, pranayama, marma points and essential oils that assist in relieving discomfort, strengthen digestive fire and assist overall health and vitality

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

Director, 7 Centers Yoga
Ruth Hartung (Sraddhasagar) Co-founder & Director of 7 Centers Yoga Arts, Ruth taught yoga for 7 years in studios in Los Angeles and Seattle before moving to Sedona in 1998. Trained in Kundalini Yoga in LA, she initiated with the Bihar School of Yoga under Swami Niranjanananda in Mungyr, India in 1994 and again in 2001. Her passion for bringing spiritual dharma into daily life has led to integrating the trinity of the teachings of Yoga... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

A yogi's guide to connecting with spirit
Limited Capacity seats available

A Yogi's guide to connecting with spirit and beyond: Join Alyson Atma Simms, yogini & healer, and Keri Ports, human & animal psychic/medium, for this very special workshop. Alyson Atma will spend the first part focusing on yoga & meditation techniques that strengthen our intuition, connect us with the Divine, allowing ourselves to open up to receive messages directly from spirit. The second part of the workshop will be a guided visualization led by Keri inviting spirit to come through with messages specifically for you. We will end with a Q&A session where Keri will relay messages as directed by spirit. It is sure to be an enlightening experience where you will walk away with more clarity and guidance as you continue on your soul journey!

Presenters
avatar for Alyson Atma Simms/Atmas Offerings

Alyson Atma Simms/Atmas Offerings

Kundalini & Hatha Teacher, Healer, Yogini Entrepreneur, Atma's Offerings
Alyson Atma Simms, E-RYT 500 Kundalini & 200 RYT Hatha, was drawn to her first yoga class in 2001 to live a deeper life. Her True Self was ignited and her life became one of devotion. She is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. Her teaching style brings an intensity of spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. Your body will tune, your mind will balance, your courage will be summoned, and most importantly, your soul will... Read More →
avatar for Keri Ports

Keri Ports

Human & Animal Psychic/Medium
Ever since I can remember I've felt "vibes" from people and animals but didn't realize that these "vibes" were actually Spiritual energy I was feeling. After finding out that my Great Grandmother, a Persian psychic/ healer passed down my psychic medium gift I did some energy work and meditation for 6 months. That has kicked off a whirlwind of readings for both pets and people over the past 6 years. Each reading I do has an organic rhythm to it... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canyon Ballroom A
  • Tracks Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation
  • Participant Level Beginner
  • Takeaway Attendees will gain knowledge of being able to do a quick check in on chakras and open up their energy in meditation to receive messages in as little time as they desire!
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a notebook/pen, mat and water.

2:00pm

Sacred Relationships & Acro Play
Limited Capacity seats available

Sensual, playful, intimate and hilarious, this workshop is a potent mix of Q&A around tantra, sacred sexuality and conscious relationship, followed by experiential bonding tools and acroyoga trust exercises to connect deeper to yourself and your lover. No partner required to attended this workshop, although lovers are certainly welcomed and encouraged to come together. This is a safe space to bring your own questions and experiences around sexuality, spirituality, relationship and consciousness. All topics are welcome: from healing trauma to childhood wounds to breaking old patterns to orgasmic living. This is a confidential container with practical tools for connection, healing and loving relationships!

Presenters
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Sufey Chen

Director of 200 & 500-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Artist. Poetess. Bhakti Yogi. Doula. Eternal Student at @sufeyyoga., Sufey Yoga
Celebrated for her wild faith, free spirit and creative expression, Sufey is world renowned as an teacher trainer, energy healer, soul artist and shamanic priestess. | | From movement arts to song circles to medicine ceremonies, Sufey’s heart-centered offerings include inquisitive and insightful methodology designed to CHALLENGE, TRANSFORM and LIBERATE through prayer, pranayama, philosophy, play, poetry and inspired practice. Drawing from... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

Trauma, Tension & Triggers: Using yoga to calm anxiety and create inner peace
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Yoga is perhaps never as powerful as when used to cope with the effects of trauma. While the human body is masterfully equipped to endure such experiences, when they’re over, the survivor is left with the residue of the incident playing out in his or her mind and body. Physiologically, this can put survivors of trauma on edge, or make us feel anxious, tense and reactive, even in a safe environment. During traumatic events, and often long afterwards, hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, are released into the body, stimulating the nervous system into fight, flight or freeze. Trauma survivors have trouble discharging this pent up energy, regulating our nervous systems and restoring ourselves to a state of rest and ease. In this workshop you will learn to use yoga as a tool to come back to your body and be present in the moment. Through asana and breath, you will learn to release stuck stress, calm your nervous system and create a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Postures will be done slowly and gently, to nourish your over-taxed physiology, build tolerance for day-to-day stress, and increase your capacity for contentment and joy.

Presenters
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Paisley Close

Paisley Anne Yoga
Paisley Close is a yoga teacher, mentor and author with over 10,000 hours of experience in the mind-body field. Her classes offer a masterful blend of alignment for body, mind and heart, and practical skills for staying centered off the mat. Paisley specializes in bringing mindfulness, yoga philosophy and tools to cope with trauma and stress to her students. She is a nature lover and avid rock climber who is most happy with the wind in her hair... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Trauma Training Track
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • Takeaway Belly breathing to restore calm. Re-orienting to the present moment through body awareness against the ground and noticing objects in the current environment. Witness meditation to create space between triggers and reactions to them.

2:00pm

Wise Counsel Talking Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

Talking Circles have been rituals of tribal communities for celebrations, elder counsel and conflict resolution among many other purposes, since the beginning of time. Native traditions created the talking stick to honor the speaker. Listening without judgment is the intention; without planning your words and without response...opening to receive inspiration. The Wise Counsel lives within all of us. Our past, present and future selves in Divine Light can guide us in times of confusion, grief or despair. Calling in their support is an action of Self Love and Acceptance.

The Wise Counsel Talking Circle expands the invitation from meditation to writing to sharing. Join spiritual counselor Eva Maurice for a Wise Counsel Talking Circle. The Circle is created with a guided meditation where you meet your Wise Counsel. Journaling about your experience follows and then onto the Talking Circle. This sacred sharing is held in traditional talking circle format where there is no crosstalk, silence is held while each speaker allows their heart to expand through the safety of a confidential container; creating deep connection, remembering we are never alone and embracing our true Divinity. The practice of listening, holding space for others and speaking from your heart is a gift to yourself and to your students. The Wise Counsel Talking Circle is an experience not to be missed.

Presenters
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Eva Maurice

Spiritual Counselor, GODTALKS
Eva Maurice is a Spiritual Counselor, author, retreat & workshop facilitator; serving the highest good through sharing her journey and supporting others on their path. Eva's passion for transformation has led her to guide individuals to their dreams by reflecting back to them their true desires and offering tools that allow them to release limiting beliefs that hold us back. Eva has been in her individual yogic practice since early childhood... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Other
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Visual meditation with your wise counsel, journaling and sharing from the heart in a daily practice no matter how long you have to commit.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Optional: journal, pen & cushion or mat.

2:00pm

Awaken Shakti - the Slumbering Goddess within you as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, Kali and Tara
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Unleash this Shakti, within you as the creative power of the One. Discover the archetypes of the slumbering Goddesses or Shakti within us as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Manoj will bring in statues of these deities and relate their symbolisms to your life situation. In Tantra, this Shakti archetype guides us through all aspects of life transitions such as relationships, profession and adaptation to new challenges. With Shakti's guidance, we are able to live out the intentions of the Universe rather than doing the bidding of our ego. This class is suitable for men and women. Manoj will help you find your personal deity/Ishtadevata.

Presenters
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Dr. Manoj & Jyothi Chalam

Manoj Chalam uses humor and personal anecdotes in his lectures and workshops to illuminate Hindu mythology. An Indian-born scientist with a PhD from Cornell University, Manoj helps individuals find their archetypes in Hindu Yogic deities and teaches the 4 ways to work with an archetype as a Vedantic practice. He has also compiled a book on the symbolisms of Hindu and Buddhist deities. Manoj presents workshops on Hindu symbolisms and Vedanta at... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

Shakti: Connecting to the Love Untamed
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Shakti

We will discuss and practice around the 20 Key Elements of Tantra, Ayurveda, Birther/Dancer Forms, rasa (emotions as portal). For men and women alike, this is a ground-breaking training within the history and future of yoga. We will set aside patriarchal paradigms of practice, and enter into the adventure from the body upwards. Come prepared to deeply listen, feel and to leave with a new understanding of classical yogic terminology and practic.

This is an on the land experience. Participants will travel with instructor, and be guided by Aumbase Sedona Coconino Nat'l FS permitted guide Carrie Khonya to Chapel Trail. Meet in lobby for shuttle.

Presenters
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Katie Silcox

Founder, Shakti School
Katie Silcox is the author of the up-coming book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also a nationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer for Yoga Journal., and a senior teacher within the Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineage under Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, and one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" in Origin Magazine... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

2:30pm

Aqua Kriya Yoga - Dissolving Stress and Anxiety
Limited Capacity seats available

Gravity imposes a great deal of stress on our bodies. Come and experience how the laws of hydrostatic pressure and buoyancy can help initiate a deep sense of relaxation beyond the earth realm.

Note: you do not need a Pool Pass to attend this class 

Presenters
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Camella Nair

Author,Yoga Instructor, Aqua Kriya Yoga
Camella has been practicing yoga since she was 17 years old. She accompanied her mum to class where she lived in Bedford, England. Since that time, yoga has provided her the path on which she has traveled to this point in her life. | Because of her extensive training and life experiences, Camella has been inspired to create and develop programs for yoga teachers and students, so that they may find the same guidance and wisdom that a yoga path... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
The Pool at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

3:00pm

Vajra Dhara Dance
Belly Dance Troupe

Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Heart Center Seva Stage

3:00pm

Bliss of Kirtan with Natesh
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Natesh for a blissful experience of kirtan – chanting the Divine Name. Kirtan is a profound and ancient practice that is one of the principal components of bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotional love. Typically done in a call and response form, it traditionally involves chanting various names of different deities from this tradition as well as mantras. Chanting the Divine Name is considered by many spiritual masters in the Indian traditions to be the easiest pathway to Liberation in this modern era. It also purifies the entire being and surrounding atmosphere and is a wonderful preparation for meditation.

Presenters
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Natesh

Kirtan Wallah, Natesh Kirtan
Natesh is well-known for his blissful live kirtan – devotional call-and-response chanting – and professionally-recorded chants. He is a living example of the ecstatic heart, who has led kirtan at Bhakti Fest the past three years, as well as at Shakti Fest, Sedona Yoga Festival and a number of other festivals and conferences. 2016 has seen the addition of international kirtan events in India and Serbia. His kirtan events have been... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes

3:00pm

Yoga, Dance, and Kids Kirtan with Ali Geter
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:00pm

4:30pm

Ground Your Energy-Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body
Limited Capacity filling up

Tap into the power-point of Mother Earth, stand tall and powerful like a tree rooted to the ground of being! The trees teach us to plunge our roots deep in the earth, stand strong and mighty in our trunk and spread our branches high in the sky! Like trees we can receive the light and energy from the Sun and draw into ourselves the love and nourishment of Mother Earth. Amalia will teach you how to listen to the messages of Mother Earth and anchor Earth’s Wisdom into your own Body Wisdom. The Deeper the Roots, the Grander the Flowering Getting out of your head and In and Down into your body is where the power and vital force is anchored direct from Spirit. She will inspire you to live your life in sacred step and sanctity with the Earth, and teach you a simple Earth Chi process she calls The Inner Tree of Light a that will re-fill, re-fuel and re-enliven you in your daily hectic schedule.

Presenters
avatar for Amalia Camateros

Amalia Camateros

Life Coach Counselor, Embodyment Healing
Amalia Camateros, N.D. author of Spirit of the Stones - A Retrieval of Earth Wisdom, is a  Shamanic Practitioner, Empowerment Guide, Intuitive & Energy Healer and Speaker. | | She started her healing career in Australia as a Naturopathic Doctor where she owned and managed a Holistic clinic of 14 health practitioners and was the private health practitioner for the famous Australian rock band "INXS" for over 6 years... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway A free video I can send out I have created called The Inner Tree of Light getting them out of their head and into their body and into the Earth, which takes only 2-3mins to realign and re-invigorate their energy in their daily hectic schedules.
  • Special Instructions to Particip notebook, pen, mat and water

4:30pm

AcroYoga Elemental Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Elemental AcroYoga Workshop The Base-ics: An immersive introduction to the full spectrum of the AcroYoga practice in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Learn new skills, enjoy the community, and soak in the practice. The mindfulness of yoga will provide the foundation from which to explore the power of Acrobatics and the softness of Therapeutics. The interplay of all three disciplines will empower you to embody the practice with grace, ease, and joy. For humans who want to: Discover Thai Massage (supine & prone) Discover Therapeutic Flying (forward & backward) Discover Inversions and Acrobatic Flying Techniques and Transitions Learn new skills in a safe and caring environment

Presenters
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Jill and Angela Baumgardner

Founders, Kula Movement
Jill and Angela Baumgardner, sisters, business partner's, and best friends have shared the path of yoga their whole life. First practiced with their mom in the early 90's, they went on to multiple teacher trainings in AcroYoga, Forrest Yoga, Prenatal, Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga. Ana Forrest, whom they have assisted nationally and internationally has greatly influenced their teaching, as well as their passion for AcroYoga's sense of community... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Track, Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Style Acroyoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway dynamic conditioning exercises, flying and basing skills and Thai massage to share with others.
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a yoga mat and open heart. dress comfortably.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

4:30pm

Embodying Shakti: Enchanting Saraswati
Limited Capacity seats available

HELLO SHAKTI: Humankind has acknowledged the Divine Feminine for millennia, in its endless search for understanding and mystical union with the Universe. The diverse faces of the Goddess archetype – known in the East by many different guises, but always as Shakti, the great feminine energy that exists both within and without our bodies – can teach us many important lessons about creativity, love, healing, protection, dedication and personal power. Saraswati, the Muse of India's sacred pantheon, is referred to as a river, a current, a lightening bolt of inspiration. As the Mother of the Spoken Word, her energy continues to inspire artists of every form; Saraswati also teaches us how to use the power of our words to weave the fabric of our lives and manifest our desires. Join Ana Pilar and Jamie as they tap into the Great Goddess energy within through a dynamic, playful and creative blend of storytelling, yoga and drum-guided visual meditation. By embodying these energies in both the physical (yoga asana) and metaphysical (guided meditation) realms, participants begin to recognize the Shakti energy moving through and around them every day, as well as start building personal practices that channel this vibrant feminine power to lift them toward their full potentials. All genders welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Ana Pilar Cruz & Jamie Waggoner

Ana Pilar Cruz & Jamie Waggoner

Hello Shakti
CELEBRATING THE DIVINE FEMININE: Shakti is the empowering feminine energy that exists within & without our bodies – for creativity, love, healing, inspiration, protection & transformation. Hello Shakti combines storytelling, yoga practice and live drum-guided meditation for a crazy-fun-transformative experience that brings Goddess energy bone deep. Founding teachers Ana Pilar Cruz and Jamie Waggoner offer workshops, special class series... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, TM, TTP, Yoga Alliance, YPLE
  • Tracks Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Tantra
  • Participant Level Beginner
  • Takeaway Students will be taught Mantras, as well as tools and techniques, to deepen their personal practice and relationship with Shakti energy.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please bring yoga mat, journal and pen. Yoga straps and blocks

4:30pm

Embracing Yoga Philosophy & Practices in Childhood Development
Limited Capacity seats available

The launch of Sangha Relations has been featured on NBC, ABC, and other major news sites over the past few months.This amazing initiative focuses on the incorporation of Yoga Philosophy and Practices in Childhood Development as a way of addressing the complex needs of many children and youth in todays world.
Join Founder and Director, Anjili Russell, as she shares with you the framework of nurturing and development a child in four distinct areas, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and how yoga philosophy and practices work together to foster a child’s development in all four areas simultaneously. You will leave feeling inspired by Anjili’s real world experience, both personal and professional, in the use of yoga philosophy and practices to create long lasting change and move our children towards self-actualization and whole-being as balanced, content, & happy adults.  

Presenters
avatar for Anjili Russell

Anjili Russell

Teacher, Speaker, Author, Sangha Relations
Anjili is an E-RYT 500 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. She is the co-founder of an international teacher training school, SadhanaYoga.com and co-visionary of a large community oriented yoga studio in New England where she resides with her husband and toddler. Anjili's passion is a blending of Social Work values, a commitment to personal growth and social justice, through the use of yoga philosophy and its its practices to attain... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Sacred Ground
Limited Capacity seats available

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art. -Leonardo da Vinci When you treat foot problems with yoga, you end up treating knee pain, back pain, hip pain, and all kinds of structural problems. We place our feet into tight (albeit cute) shoes, walk around on concrete all day, and generally ignore them unless they begin to hurt. 25% of the bones in our body are in our feet. 25% of the muscles in our body are in, or connect to, our feet. When the muscles in our feet become weak, they affect the structure of the bones, causing the arches to collapse. Fallen arches can result in tendonitis, plantar fasciatis and contribute to the development of bunions, shin splints, and pain in the knees and hips. They can even affect the lower back, neck, and shoulders. In this workshop we will aim to open the plantar fascia and strengthen the muscles in the feet and lower legs, resulting in both a greater range of motion and sense of balance. Our feet are a gateway into the entire body – the organs, spine, breath, and even chakras! Maintaining the health of our feet with regular care, can literally put an extra spring in your step - physically, energetically, and emotionally!

Presenters
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jyl kutsche

Jyl Marie Yoga
Jyl Marie is a Senior Instructor of Prajna Yoga (Tias & Surya Little) and has received both her 200 hr & 500 hr certifications through them, and assists them regularly around the country. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, combining form & flow with therapeutic somatic movement. She was the Lead Instructor of the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Dallas Yoga Center, where she also led Vinyasa, Hatha, and Therapeutic classes... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Canyon Ballroom A

4:30pm

The Body-Mind Connection: Recognizing Symptoms of Stress and Building Resilience
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Recognizing the differences between: compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, burn-out, and secondary trauma. Learn the basics of mindfulness and practice mindfulness techniques. Discussion and clarity on what this catchy buzz-word really means. Being present in the moment through breath connection no matter the complexity of the task before you. The purpose of pranayama and meditation is to bring a one pointed focus, the breath, which is the barometer for understanding your mental state. We will be discussing all 11 senses, both the active and cognitive. How we give and receive information and how that affects your body physiological response to stress. Understanding these concepts is 99% practice and 1% theory. These practices are gentle and pacifying to help calm the nervous system to prepare the body to be still and build resiliency.

Presenters
avatar for Essie Titus

Essie Titus

Firefighter / EMT / Yoga Teacher, Kansas City Fire Department


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Yoga and Aromatherapy Etiquette
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga and Aromatherapy, A dance of body and scent healing your brain, body, mind and spirit. Recent Harvard studies have shown us how yoga affects the brain in positive ways. Aromatherapy is being used more and more in yogic and meditation practices to deepen the healing experiences in daily practices. What do they have in common? They both affect the brain. What is aromatherapy and how it can be used safely in a daily yoga and meditation practice. Scent Etiquette in Yoga Classes Best essential oils for your yoga class (instructors)

Presenters
avatar for Ylara Khalsa

Ylara Khalsa

Owner, Flower Of Life Essential Blends
Ylara Khalsa has been practicing Holistic Healing for over 20 years and was blessed to be one of Yogi Bhajan’s healers for over 11 years. She spent over 20 years learning personally from Yogi Bhajan ancient healing technology like Sat Nam Rasayan, chakra activation and was blessed to receive information directly from Yogi Bhajan: “The Science of Infinite Consciousness” and formulas: The 8 Yogic Petals. Never created before, the 8 Yogic... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Meditation Track, Trauma Training Track, Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway I will be presenting simple and powerful meditations that can be used with specific blends to maintain peace and calm under stress.
  • Special Instructions to Particip mats for meditations and notebook for notes

4:30pm

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
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Pete Sanders, Jr.

Free Soul
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 for Natural Mood Elevation). In 1980 after completing five years voluntary service as a Top Secret Cleared Naval Officer, he founded Free Soul Mind/Body... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Cosmic Injury
Limited Capacity seats available

We all go through painful experiences during a lifetime. Yet how we process them is what makes a huge difference. Do you go through challenges empowered or depressed? In this workshop you will find out how to use yogic wisdom to mend broken hearts, and even create a thriving soul-filled relationship that your heart desires. You will also learn how to dissolve those painful scars in your aura and be radiant no matter what.

Presenters
avatar for Danil & Irina Litvin

Danil & Irina Litvin

Relationship Coaches, Writers, Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Vortex Tour Guides, One Tribe Tours
One Tribe Tours offers guided vortex tours, private Kundalini Yoga tours, retreats, healing & relationship counseling sessions designed to uplift and inspire you, to help you connect to your life's purpose and to ultimately contribute to Evolution of Consciousness in every possible way. It is your time to rise up and become empowered to make your dreams a reality. | Submerge into the world of ancient wisdom and mystery. Simply relax, let... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Prana Shakti - Soul Sadhana
Limited Capacity seats available

According to ancient yogic teachings, Prana is the gateway to the Soul - She is  Mother of all things, the inner teacher  and gives life, sustenance and consciousness to all beings. Ancient Yoga was centered  or rooted in prana.  This  class will share teachings and practices to help us awaken and strengthen the flow of prana (life energy) within, connect with the living  intelligence of prana  and open the gateway to the infinite within.  All levels welcome - healing  prana based asana practice , breathwork and meditation.

Presenters
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Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light, love and wisdom. His teaching is authentic and empowering, it comes from the heart, allowing students to connect deeply with their own inner power and light. Saul's... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. | A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Sacred Movement Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Sacred Movement Flow Working with the wisdom of multiple spiritual paths, this class calls in the four directions and their corresponding elements to create a sacred flow. As above, so below, as without, so within. Through vinyasa sequences that flow like water and pranayama that builds a passionate fire inside we will connect deeper to Mother Earth and Father Sky. Utilizing the benefits of the physical practice to ground our bodies we allow our spirit to fly! Guided by the sounds of uplifting beats, we will connect to our highest selves and raise the vibration of our global tribe. This class includes elements of mediation, pranayama, crystal bowl sound healing and of course asana.

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

Yoga instructor
Born in Albuquerque, NM, Anton lives in Phoenix, AZ teaching vinyasa classes at Modern Yoga, The Madison Improvement Club and Moksha Yoga Phx. He has a degree in Kinesiology (Anatomy & Physiology) from Arizona State University. He teaches for several teacher training programs and travels around the country teaching workshops and at festivals.    "I believe Yoga is a transformational practice that encourages us to look inward to... Read More →
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Mental Physix

Deep Beats & Yoga
The third eye is the invisible brow chakra thought to provide perception into esoteric, mystical domains. If there was a third ear, it would hear sounds similar to Mental Physix's deep beats... Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo from Southern California, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). They perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience - with both the yogis and the DJs... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Tale of the Tail; workshop on the Spine
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This workshop is not designed to diagnose a back issue but to offer exercises and movements to stretch, strengthen, and soothe your spine while teaching you to move through your life with more postural awareness and less discomfort. We will incorporate a combination of strengthening postures that engage the back and core muscles for posture, and relaxation postures that will help reduce tension in the spine. The back discomfort we will address is due to muscle tightness, imbalance, or improper alignment.

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

Yoga Instructor, Yoga 4U LLC
I began teaching yoga in 2001, after spending many years as a natural competitive bodybuilder. The years of lifting weights began to take a toll on my body, with shoulder and hip pain, so I went in search of an alternative to the “pumping iron” scene. | Exit pain- Enter Yoga | I was so impressed with the positive effects yoga had on my life, not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well, it became my passion to share this... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Yoga Therapy
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway A handout will be give describing some of the exercises we go over.
  • Special Instructions to Particip mat, notebook, pen, block if available, perhaps blocks
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

4:30pm

The Role of Restoration Yoga as a Healing Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Restorative Yoga may seem to be intimidating at first. How to place the supports, the blocks, the straps.....? Relax- this is the key word in restoration, Relaxation. In this session, learn what makes this practice more than just relaxing, but a true state of Surrender. Most people spend a great deal of the waking, conscious day (and truthfully, their slumbering unconscious night!) in dealing with stress. For many folks, the very act of lying back and being still is even in itself a massive shift in allowing. Minds are busy filling in the gaps of what I woulda, coulda, shoulda have done. Or endlessly loop around the what I must do next. This process creates a mental crazy train that is deftly crippling otherwise normal, healthy people. Teaching them what slowing down even means, is a challenge! Add to this, the amount of toll that is placed upon the human body through overindulgences- whether this be too much sitting at a computer, or too much spinning in the gym. Our bodies find healing in the place between such states. The beauty of Restoration yoga, is that even people with no prior yoga experience, or who are in recovery from addictions and trauma, can find deep psychological support and healing in profound ways. In fact, the vulnerability that can be exposed and then lovingly supported is beautiful. Come experience for yourself why this gentle practice is so dearly needed in a time of accelerated change.

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Eykel CHt

Kristen Eykel CHt

Reiki Master Teacher, Master Yoga Teacher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Sacred Circle Teachings
Kristen Eykel CHt began her career as a jet set supermodel in Paris & quickly became one of the top commercial actresses in Europe and the US for decades. From VH1 VJ to the host of her own lifestyle show "My OWN Time" for the Oprah Winfrey Network, media has ignited her vision for dialogue at a deeper level. | | Kristen authored, ”Planning for Success - a Six Week Planner Harnessing the Science of Yoga to Help You Recreate Your Life... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Canyon Ballroom B

5:00pm

6:00pm

Healthy Happy Hour

Join us on the terrace at the Collective Sedona for a little mingle and networking... A conscious social, yogis gathering to share the vibe, save the world and enjoy the spectacular views!     Cash Yogi Bar with High Vibe beverages and a small buffet, along with a few short daily announcements from Marc/Heather, and an extemporaneous dharma talk or two...  

 

What do they call a gathering of several hundred consciousness evolvers on a terrace in Sedona... ? :-|

 

I don't know either... But maybe we will find out!  And we can try one of Bruce's Purium Cherry Spirulina Mud Slides!

 

Namaste. 

 

(meal/drink tickets for the buffet can be purchased anytime at the SYF Store and/or at the yogi bar.)


Presenters
avatar for Jeff Breakey

Jeff Breakey

Black Diamond, Purium Health Products
I've been a health and nutrition educator and coach since 1980, and I'm a nature enthusiast and a wilderness adventurer. I am also an entrepreneur and a professional in Network Marketing. With personal earnings of over four million dollars I've helped dozens of people create a lifestyle of freedom with substantial residual incomes. More importantly, I can show anyone how the right network marketing business can generate an extra $500 to $1,000... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Aumbase Purium

Aumbase Purium

Aumbase, Inc. - Purium Distributer
Please check out the website link to see what its all about!   | | Purium Superfoods Available NOW at Aumbase Sedona, a center for consciousness evolution. Featuring Guided Yoga Hikes, Sedona Tours, Land & Hiking Tours, Yoga Retreats & Local Sedona Yoga Classes. All things yoga in Sedona; your personal transformation awaits! Home of Aumbase Sedona Adventures, we are your one-stop to awaken your yoga in Sedona.


Friday March 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

7:30pm

Deep Relax
Limited Capacity filling up

Taught by Danielle and created by Sri Dharma Mittra, our guided restorative session to help you break free from the stress of the noisy and restless world that maintains its presence in our bodies and minds at all times. This practice will allow you to take the time to let all the cells of your physical body, joints and organs de-stress and begin to find balance. This result occurs on an unconscious level as your bodily systems become healthy, balanced and refreshed. You will then be ready to sit quietly for the final minutes in the practice of contemplative meditation, to bring your awareness even further within and guide you toward the Real Self deep in your heart. From this place, it will be easy for you to acknowledge, see and feel the unity in the diversity, the sameness of all. You will slowly realize all is within and we are all one as Sri Dharma often says. Each session includes different special practices and lectures. Danielle has studied 1800 hours with Sri Dharma and is a registered 800 hour teacher with his school.

Presenters
avatar for Danielle Vardakas-Duszko

Danielle Vardakas-Duszko

Center Director, Honest Yoga
Danielle Vardakas -Duszko E-RYT500 DYT800 BFA began dancing at age 3 in Philadelphia. She continued to study dance at the Philadelphia Creative & Performing Arts High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University and the Tyler School of Art in 2001. Danielle fell in love with yoga in 1994 while dancing with a junior ballet company and began teaching yoga in 2000. Her practice continued to create balance in her body and mind through... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Canyon Ballroom B

7:30pm

Audio Pharmacology™ Healing Sound Shower
Limited Capacity seats available

Audio Pharmacology™ Healing Sound Shower Meditation. Deeply relax and let the vibrations of the Gong, Human Organ & Tree of Life Chimes, Tibetan Bowls and other relaxing instruments open the flow of energy and create body-mind state changes for healing. Audio Pharmacology® is an integrative technique of ancient healing systems using medicinal music, light and visuals in a modern way. It utilizes Shannon's extensive research and practice of Qi Gong,TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Meditation, Bazi, Yoga, and Astrology in a sound therapy format to induce transformation healing through Sound & Light. Intertwining ancient eastern systems with western alchemy studies it encompass a holistic energy body approach to our daily lives.

Presenters
avatar for Shannon Harris

Shannon Harris

Founder/Healer/Educator, Audio Pharmacology™
While working for decades in the IT field and as an professional international DJ, musician, composer, producer, remixer and performer, Shannon was diagnose with bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome losing all mobility in both hands which lead him to study/practice alternative therapies. Since 2006, he has been a devoted practitioner of Qi Gong/TCM/Meditation/Bazi/Yoga/Astrology and veganism, which inspired him to create Audio Pharmacology&trade... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

7:30pm

Celebrating the Phases of the Moon: For Women Only
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Women are tied so intimately to the Mother Moon and her phases. Through awareness, we can begin to see that the phases of the moon have great impact on our lives. This will be part of a topic for discussion to be followed by a lovely flowing practice to honor the moon. Even though Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) have been around for a long time, the Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar) are relatively new to the yoga world, about 1960s. While Sun Salutations trigger fire and passion, the Moon Salutations help to cool the body and replenish energy. In this class, several popular versions will be explored as well as some gentle dance movements, to be followed by a Moon Meditation.

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Britton

Nancy Britton

Owner, Earth & Air Yoga Business Resources


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

7:30pm

Satsang with Mohanji - A Rare Opportunity to Find Yourself
Limited Capacity seats available

A “Satsang with Mohanji” session is essentially about YOU with the Master. It is all about finding yourself. As is typical of the tradition of liberation, Mohanji will use a medley of practices such as Q & A, discourse, dhyana (meditation), pranayama, mantras/shlokas, manana (contemplation techniques), etc., to allow the participant an opportunity to start entering their inner space and seek within. The actual flow will finally depend on orientation and energy of the participants. Please note that the Sunday session with Mohanji will be the only opportunity to receive Shaktipat (energy transfer) from Mohanji during the festival.

Presenters
avatar for Brahmarishi Mohanji

Brahmarishi Mohanji

Mohanji is an everyday man with whom different people connect differently. Some say that He is a mystic whose presence turns you inwards, while others are completely at home and feel natural around Him. The essence of Mohanji cannot truly be put into a frame. He is what you make of Him. So why do people come to Mohanji? People come to Mohanji because Mohanji does not exist. They come to Mohanji because Mohanji has no dimensions. At the... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Canyon Ballroom A
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation, Other, Satsang
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Through the course of the session, there may be techniques or practices such as dhyana (meditation), pranayama, manana (contemplation technique), etc., under 11minutes that can be incorporated into a daily practice.

8:00pm

Kirtan with Sanjali
Limited Capacity filling up

 

Sanjali means "with hands hallowed and joined in prayer".  We invite you to join us as we sing praises and prayers to the divine.  Sanjali offers a modern mixture of kirtan, bajans and sacred songs to ignite our heart flames and lift our spirits.  In celebration of her recently release album "Devarpana" ("An Offering To The Gods") join Valerie Sanjali Irons along with Barbara Bryan, Three Trees, Carlos Santo and Kelly Love in this offering of devotion.


Presenters
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Valerie Irons - SANJALI

Founder, Bhakti Tribe Sedona
Valerie Irons is an artist, sound alchemist and kirtan wallah living in Sedona, AZ. She founded Bhakti Tribe Sedona in 2010, bringing kirtan and devotional music to the Red Rocks of Sedona. More recently, she has been offering kirtans with her devotional music project "Sanjali" and singing mantras in yoga classes. She also immersed herself into the world of sacred sound. She offers group sound healing journeys well as private sessions... Read More →

Artists
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Three Trees

Three Trees... Musician, Artist, Teacher, Healer Three Trees has studied music and art from an early age. Touring with bands across the U.S. led to a national tour of Peru. His experience there created a profound shift in his consciousness that awoke a passion to unlock the mysteries of sound and rhythm as a healing modality. Practicing Mystic and Shamanic Arts for the last twenty years has created a deep understanding of the relationship between... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00pm

Yogi Talks - a night of inspiration, 20 minutes at a time...
Limited Capacity seats available

"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
avatar for Tao Porchon Lynch

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
avatar for Molly Birkholm

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 →
avatar for David Rodwin

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 →
avatar for Robert Sturman

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
 
Saturday, March 11
 

6:00am

Love Kriya Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

The 'Love Kriya Meditation' is about awakening the Bhakti heart and connecting to our truest essence which is blissful, oceanic unconditional love. This a very powerful class that leads us into our heart space and carries it out into a deep, connected experience with one another. This Meditation is based in Sattva Yoga which is a holistic, dynamic, all inclusive, expansive and ever-evolving practice that combines asana, pranayama, meditation, kriya and wisdom. The intention for Sattva Yoga is to give you a journey beyond the time bound self/ego and enter the space of transcendence.

Presenters
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Yashoda Devi Ma

Founder, Yashoda Devi Ma
About Yashoda Devi Ma: Yashoda Devi Ma was a Health and Fitness Expert for fifteen years in Beverly Hills, Ca. After twelve years of working with Chiropractors, Physical Therapist and high profile clients she decided there was a need to go deeper within the transformational realm. Yashoda discovered Vedic Meditation. Within three short years of meditating she was inspired to close her business and disappear from the scene allowing for her to find... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 6:00am - 7:15am
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway The Kriya and Pranayama can be shorten into a daily sadhana practice.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Pillow, mat, blanket
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

6:15am

SUNRISE YOGA Himalayan School of Yoga traditional Hatha Yoga Class
Limited Capacity seats available

With a holistic approach combining asanas, pranayama, chanting, meditation and effective guidance about diet, Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga’s programs are designed to bring knowledge and direct experience of peace and health to its sincere practitioners. HSTY remains loyal to the original teachings of Yoga, as it existed eons ago. At its core, HSTY is all about simplicity and about being natural. A yogi is natural, i.e. a state where the body, mind and soul are in unison. This leads to health and equanimity, a state where we are happy and without anxieties, anger or stress. We do not look at Yoga as exercise, rather as a set of practices that help take one back to his/her original state.

Accordingly, the sessions would broadly include:

  • Light Yogic exercises that are effective warm up exercises to prepare the body for more demanding Yogic postures. Light yogic exercises  also cleanse the meridians in the subtle body  
  • Selected Yoga postures (asanas) and Pranayama, with insights about nadis (meridians) and chakras and effective cleansing of the same
  • Sun Salutations (surya namaskar)
  • Yoga Nidra with mantra chanting (aimed at activating centres in the cortex of the brain  for effective relaxation and soaking in the effects of entire Yoga practice)

Traditional yoga is easy for people to adopt into their daily lives and benefit from the practice. Systematic practice of traditional yoga helps people activate the witnessing state of mind, live in gratitude and surrender and obtain relief from physical, mental or psychosomatic illnesses.


Presenters
avatar for Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan is a certified Yoga Instructor, President of an international charity ACT Foundation and an active member of the international spiritual mission of her husband and Spiritual Master Mohanji from its onset in 2007. She is also one of the core members of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY), an initiative of Mohanji Foundation to propagate traditional yoga, i.e. the essence of yoga as per the original... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 6:15am - 7:15am
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

6:30am

Wake Up Sedona Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Morning Dance parties (morning raves) have taken over our nation as the best way to lift your energy. Taking all ecstatic vibrations of the nighttime dance scene, and offering it in a fun and sober atmosphere for health and wellness. Kate Swarm will take this sunrise potency and give it a yoga flair, for a morning of yoga, dance, smiles, and happiness!

Jump start your day with a fun yoga dance party. This high vibration class will elevate your morning and get you moving. Kate Swarm will guide your groove and keep the tunes flowing!

The perfect way to start your day, this class is one not to miss!

 

Presenters
avatar for Kate Swarm

Kate Swarm

Kate is a Yoga Teacher from Oregon. She is most happy when she is holding space for other people, it is her gift. Before she was a yoga teacher she was a birth doula creating an atmosphere of kindness, encouragement, and education for women in labor. She guided pregnant mommas while they were in their most vulnerable state, and provided them with support so they could tune in and listen to their bodies. She feels that, as a yoga teacher, she... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

7:30am

A Warrior’s Connection to the Earth: Be Grounded, Centered, and at Home in the Body
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Call Earth chi into your body through the Root Chakra for grounding. Tap into the energy of the Sacral Chakra for an empowered center. Practice dynamic and intensive exercises from the Warriors Way for being centered, empowered, and activated in the midst of life, battle, and chaos. Tone and strengthen your body with partner, resistance exercises using Qi Gong breathing techniques and Kung Fu stances and movements. Develop Iron Body Qi gong exercises to significantly increase energy and strength; used to condition the body, breath, and chi to protect the body from harm and damage. Learn Kung Fu stances that generate earth chi into the energy system of the body and channel energy. Improve your breath control and stamina with partner exercises designed to make the Warrior Stand like a Mountain while ready to Flow like a River. Be prepared to work hard, chi up, and test your limits.

This is an on the land experience. Participants will travel with instructor, and be guided by Aumbase Sedona Coconino Nat'l FS permitted guide Taylor Kirtz to Yavapai Vista. Meet in lobby for shuttle.


Presenters
avatar for Andrew Barkworth

Andrew Barkworth

Martial and Healing arts teacher, On-Path
Seifu Andy‘s passion for the martial and healing arts is contagious: his teachings take a practical, fun, and exploratory journey into ancient traditions from China, India, and Africa. With a unique perspective on energy work, his practice inspires an intimate, interactive chi experience that changes how we feel and see the world. Background: A Master’s level rank and lineage holder in the 7 Circles System of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qi... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 7:30am - 9:30am
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land
  • CEUs CEU
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Takeaway Yes, The Iron Body Qi Gong set can be learned easily and practiced daily at varying levels of intensity. The partner exercises can easily be incorporated into home or classes, and can be performed individually with the aid of props.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Wear comfortable clothes to move in and may bring a notebook and pen for notes.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00am

Explore The Body As Energy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Experience Tao's unique and accessible teachings first-hand. Use the four pillars of yoga: pranayama (breath work), mudras (gestures), bandhas (energetic locks), and chakras (energy centers), to explore the rich potential of the body to renew heal and revitalize. Practice Tao's special yoga tango. Walk away inspired, strengthened and renewed-ready to energize your practice and life.

Presenters
avatar for Tao Porchon Lynch

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 →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Canyon Ballroom B

8:00am

Flight! Arm Balances
Limited Capacity seats available

Flight ! Arm Balances This workshop is directed towards arm balance beginners- advanced who are ready to fly higher than ever before. We’ll begin with a vigorous, fun flow class emphasizing the cornerstones of successful arm balances: Core, Open Shoulders and Balance; 3 essentials to lift-off. Then we will start to explore arm balances in deeper detail. We’ll learn the essentials to have you soaring into postures such as bakasana (crow), flying pigeon, side crow, firefly, and more. This is an intensive that explores the foundations of arm balancing, and gives you tips and tricks to advance and get your body soaring off the ground. Bring your questions and take home a refreshed spirit and richer awareness of these striking asanas. Arm balances are liberating postures that teach us not only about our intrinsic power but about our innate playfulness, courage, fearlessness and agility. Learn a pathway to channel these postures into your practice with enthusiasm and ease.

Presenters
avatar for Danielle Vardakas-Duszko

Danielle Vardakas-Duszko

Center Director, Honest Yoga
Danielle Vardakas -Duszko E-RYT500 DYT800 BFA began dancing at age 3 in Philadelphia. She continued to study dance at the Philadelphia Creative & Performing Arts High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University and the Tyler School of Art in 2001. Danielle fell in love with yoga in 1994 while dancing with a junior ballet company and began teaching yoga in 2000. Her practice continued to create balance in her body and mind through... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

The Wisdom of the Tarot: Ancient Insights for Conscious Evolution
Limited Capacity filling up

In this participatory workshop we will explore the PATH OF THE SOUL as revealed in the archetypes of the Tarot. You’ll learn how you can use the cards as a tool for greater self-knowledge, decision-making, and for gaining illuminating insight into life’s inevitable growth challenges. Although tarot cards are an ancient system of divination associated with superstition and the occult, today they are used by many as a guidance tool for awakening and transformation. With even a little bit of use, the cards can support you in making empowered shifts in any area of your life, from relationships to health, spiritual growth, business, wealth and greater abundance. During the first ½ of the workshop, Dawn will give an overview of the tarot, explain her method for working with the cards, and show you how you can begin using them immediately, without needing years of study to understand their official meanings. During the second ½ of the workshop, you will have an opportunity to explore the cards for yourself, pull a card for reflection, and share your insights with others.

Presenters
avatar for Dawn DelVecchio

Dawn DelVecchio

Owner, Dawn DelVecchio Enterprises
Dawn DelVecchio has been studying the Tarot as a tool for personal and spiritual growth since 1984. | | As an NLP practitioner, Energy Healer, Business Mentor and Ceremonialist, Dawn uses both Tarot and astrological insights to support her clients, helping them gain clarity about personal and business challenges so they can bring their Sacred Work to the world with greater Grace & Ease.


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Business Track
  • Style Other
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Absolutely! They can get their own deck of cards and apply the 1-card pull, intuitive insight reading I will share as part of their daily practice of reflection/meditation.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring a journal and pen for reflection (optional) and something to sit on (yoga mat or pillow)

8:00am

The Yoga of Chocolate: A Journey of the Senses
Limited Capacity seats available

With the practice of pratyahara you can cultivate a more intimate relationship to your experience of sensation. A less common translation of the word pratyahara is ‘to recover the senses'. In this workshop, chocolate and asana will be the vehicles which we will use to cultivate that sensitivity, as our eyes, nose, mouth, tongue, heart, and whole body take in the delicate subtleties in the different varieties of chocolate. Combined with the chocolate tastings, we will explore SATYA, somatic movement techniques developed by Tias Little, to further heighten that awareness. In this workshop, chocolate will be used as a means of directing the participants' attention inward, and not at all as a gimick. The aim is to use chocolate as a way of encouraging people to slow down and really taste, savor, and enjoy their present moment experiences, whatever they may be ( (this one they will hopefully find especially delicious!) Combining the chocolate tasting with the SATYA work from Tias Little (SATYA stands for 'somatic awareness training for yoga asana' will allow the attendees to go deeper and deeper inward through a variety of different means, both complementing one another...as they become more attuned to the smell, texture, tastes of the chocolate during the tastings, their awareness of subtle physical sensation during the movement will be heightened as well!

Presenters
avatar for jyl kutsche

jyl kutsche

Jyl Marie Yoga
Jyl Marie is a Senior Instructor of Prajna Yoga (Tias & Surya Little) and has received both her 200 hr & 500 hr certifications through them, and assists them regularly around the country. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her teaching, combining form & flow with therapeutic somatic movement. She was the Lead Instructor of the 200 Hour Teacher Training at Dallas Yoga Center, where she also led Vinyasa, Hatha, and Therapeutic classes... Read More →

Sponsors
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ChocolaTree

ChocolaTree is a Sanctuary where each Being can nurture their Authenticity. | |   We see a World of natural beauty where every child is born into a domain with clean air, pure water and their very own garden growing fresh foods in a splendid paradise! We all play a part in nurturing this Vision together as we make conscious choices that honor ourselves, the planet and each other.    Here are a few ways ChocolaTree upholds this... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Handcraft Your Health with Ayurveda
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

One of the most beautiful things about Ayurveda, the holistic, ancient Indian art and science of healthy living is that everything is handmade. Which means there is love, care, attention and intention that goes into all of our daily choices. Each of these health-awakening choices we make is like a seed of a flower we plant in a garden of mindfulness. Join Ananta, author of The Ayurveda Way (Storey Publishing, 2017), to learn several of Ayurveda's ancient hands-on health awakening practices to start growing your own garden of mindful living:

A special daily self-love practice that will rejuvenate your body, soothe aches/pains, and help you sleep like a baby at night

Simple, yet profound lineage-based Ayurvedic Yoga practices to calm and heal your mind and help you live in greater harmony with nature 

Practical ways you can connect with the healing power of marigold flowers to boost your digestion, bring a radiant glow to your skin and uplift your spirit


Presenters
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Ananta

Director of Branding and Yoga Studies, Vedika Global
Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World’s Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion and More (coming March 2017 with Storey Publishing). Her Ayurveda articles are popular on MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal and Huffington Post. Her blog was recognized as one of the Best Yoga Blogs of 2016 by DoYouYoga.com and one of the Best 100 Health... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Hatha Yoga - I've Got Your Back
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Hatha Yoga is a mind/body method of yoga. The foundation of the class is concentration, alignment, balance, healthy breathing and a mindful practice. Each contributes to the optimum development of posture, body and mind. Works the upper body and your core. A total of 84 Asanas derived from Bishnu Ghosh Lineage and Tony Sanchez. It is a comprehensive workout from the skin to bones including internal organs, muscles and skeletal system. Each series develops and stimulates specific areas of the body in a unique way, and all contribute to the strength and flexibility of the spine.

Presenters
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Alan Alcid

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Unit
My name is Alan – I love yoga! I truly do. I love yoga for it has helped me become the person I am today and also for how I have witnessed others transform. For a long time, I dabbled in yoga. I fit it in where I could, given a super busy schedule as a Photographer and Web Designer. | | He first unrolled his mat in 2007 and, in that moment, the course of his life was changed for the better. The practice and philosophy of yoga resonated... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Takeaway Shorter version of the asanas will be given away with the benefits of each poses.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring mats and block, straps (if needed) - Optional
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00am

How to break addictions, patterns, fears and traumas
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Aromatherapy is therapy using scents, the aroma travels through the olfactory system and within a minute the aroma is in your amygdala, where we store memories, emotions, fears, trauma. Working with Yogic technology like mantras and affirmations adding scent we can generate powerful energies to re-pattern our brain, and the way we feel. As we practice tools that target our brain at the same time, safely and with intention, we can change patterns for a healthier and happier you.

Presenters
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Ylara Khalsa

Owner, Flower Of Life Essential Blends
Ylara Khalsa has been practicing Holistic Healing for over 20 years and was blessed to be one of Yogi Bhajan’s healers for over 11 years. She spent over 20 years learning personally from Yogi Bhajan ancient healing technology like Sat Nam Rasayan, chakra activation and was blessed to receive information directly from Yogi Bhajan: “The Science of Infinite Consciousness” and formulas: The 8 Yogic Petals. Never created before, the 8 Yogic... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Master Class: Power Love Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

This master class is designed for experienced yoga practitioners. You will be taken to your edge through breath, drishti, bandhas, heat and flow.

The class will begin gently, expanding moment to moment into a more challenging practice. The power of the practice will be love. There will be a strong connection to heart, body and soul as you make new discoveries on your mat, infusing grace and love through each breath.

Presenters
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Gina Garcia

Yoga Teacher; Mother; Writer, Yoga Across America Founder; Baptiste Foundation Board
Gina Garcia stumbled upon yoga 20 years ago, when a scheduled step aerobics class was switched to a beginning yoga class. | | She spent a large part of her life sharing the news of the day as a journalist, for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, and as the Capitol Correspondent for KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. Not long after giving birth to her third son, she decided to choose a path that would allow her to bring more grace to her family life, and to those... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to freely practice yoga. Bring a yoga mat, towel and optional block, and come as you are - beautiful and whole, with no expectations.

8:00am

Sloga: Release your Hoarding Hips
Limited Capacity seats available

Our beautiful hips, known as the body’s ‘junk drawer’ or ‘attic’, are often where we ‘hoard’ painful memories and undigested emotions. I often say that I stored my ‘junior prom night’ in my right hip – lol! And I’m guessing you might have a particularly powerful memory or two lodged in your hip ‘storage units’. You certainly don’t need to be able to name whatever painful memory or negative energy is stressing, inflaming or tightening up your lower body to know that ‘hoarding hips’ often reflect in undesirable physical effects. Think cranky low back, stingy hamstrings, unforgiving quads, shortened hip flexors, sore knees, stiff ankles and even stressed-out feet - as well as hips that just plain hurt. Set to the sweet beats of Mixtress Hava , enjoy a delicious combination of intentional breath, slow-flowing rhythmic asana, exploratory deep stretches and gentle reminders to release attachments (vairayga) and practice compassion (ahimsa). We will tune in to those hips and hip-surrounding areas so we can open up, de-clutter and revel in a juicy surrendering of whatever it is that’s been hidden away behind the locked doors of your ‘hoarding’ hip joints.

Presenters
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Barb Totzke

Owner, Bespoke Yoga
A yoga teacher friend of mine said to me many times over... "See that guy? He’s gettin’ ready...to get ready...to do some yoga!" Given my own first yoga experience - I totally understood. Although I can’t really remember what led me to my first class, I do know that I was so cold and so tight and so miserable that I sprinted back to the turbo-trainer as fast as I could. Five years later, with a much kinder, gentler and loving mindset, I... Read More →

Artists

Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip blocks and/or blankets would be helpful.

8:00am

The OM Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

The sacred sound of OM sonically and visually brings us through the natural cycle of creation. As humans we often get stuck in some aspect of the creation process: it is hard to get started- birthing, we get bored with the mundane daily activity that it takes to sustain a creation - duration, or we can’t let go and we hold on - death/destruction. This simple vinyasa flow practice allows you to settle deeply into yourself and your practice so that you may see what part of the cycle you are resisting today. Dana will invite you to engage your breath and create space in your body, mind, and spirit so that you may find more ease and alignment with the natural flow of life. This will be a full practice - mantra practice, simple vinyasa practice, long savasana and meditation. Appropriate for all levels.

Presenters
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Dana Shamas

Founder, Bayou Bliss Yoga
Fourteen years of practice and intensive study with master yoga teachers inform the teachings of Dana Shamas, founder of Bayou Bliss Yoga - Center for Integrative Healing. Through her yoga practice, she has learned to walk through the challenges of life with grace, and enjoys helping her clients to do the same. Dana began her yoga practice while studying at Bryn Mawr College before moving to New York and London, where yoga helped to keep her... Read More →

Artists
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Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. | A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Beginners Track
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Session Length 90 Minutes
  • Participant Level Beginner
  • Takeaway OM mantra meditation - an easy way to start a meditation practice and introduce the power of mantra.
  • Special Instructions to Particip mat and any yoga props needed, blanets and blocks would be great
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00am

Yoga as the Path to Wholeness
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Anjili in this special workshop designed as part conversation, part reflection, part coaching, to move through fear blocks, patterns and stories that we carry, preventing us from being the highest possible version of who we really are.
Using techniques from Anjili’s personal coaches such as, Gabby Bernstein and Ted McGrath, and blending with them with yoga philosophy and practices, Anjili will assist you in moving forward in the creation of your life as you hope to experience it. Using visualization, imagery, writing tools and more, we will delve deep into the strong holds that hold us back from fulling expressing ourselves as whole and complete beings.

Presenters
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Anjili Russell

Teacher, Speaker, Author, Sangha Relations
Anjili is an E-RYT 500 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. She is the co-founder of an international teacher training school, SadhanaYoga.com and co-visionary of a large community oriented yoga studio in New England where she resides with her husband and toddler. Anjili's passion is a blending of Social Work values, a commitment to personal growth and social justice, through the use of yoga philosophy and its its practices to attain... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway They will be able to use the guided meditation in their own practice
  • Special Instructions to Particip notebook, pen

8:00am

Yoga for PTSD, immersion for Yoga Teachers and Service Providers "Traumatic Stress: Resiliency and Healing with Yoga"
Limited Capacity seats available

The carefully selected faculty and comprehensive courses in the SYF Gives Back training aim to provide: the latest in scientific research and support for alternative modalities in healing; specific practical techniques of yoga, pranayama and meditation and an understanding of why and how they work in relation to trauma and the nervous system; a comprehensive overview of complex trauma, PTSD, and TBI; break out sessions with practitioners working in specific populations (veterans, first responders, survivors of abuse/war/crisis, caregivers, injured athletes, etc) to help guide you to a deeper understanding of how to apply these universal healing modalities to the specific community you intend to serve. In providing these trainings over the years we have realized that it is the same YOGA that benefits everyone, and that trauma works in the body in a consistent way. These universal principles may be applied to each unique individual through the care of the teacher. We want to give teachers the tools to take these skillful means to heal their communities throughout the world.

8am-4pm Thursday, March 9th. 8am-12pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday March 10-12 with up to 20 CEUs

Heart of Yoga: The Promise of Healing - Mark Whitwell

iRest Yoga Nidra for Trauma - Molly Birkholm
There are many reasons iRest Yoga Nidra is being broadly used in communities with high rates of trauma, including the military, homeless, human trafficking survivors, refugees, hospitals, and first responder populations. Clinical research is providing valuable insights into how these practices can be highly effective with insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. iRest is a secular, trauma-sensitive form of Yoga Nidra guided meditation. Many elements of it can be used not just in the practice, but also in 1-on-1 private sessions and in daily life. The session will include a short opening iRest, a lecture and discussion on the essential elements of iRest Yoga Nidra, a 1-on-1 co-meditation experience, as well as a deep 1 hour iRest Yoga Nidra experience.

Serving Yourself & Serving Others - Gina Garcia
When we talk about serving others, we rarely talk about serving ourselves.  We teach, we reach out, we share, we give, we serve and yet we don’t make it a priority to take care of ourselves. This workshop is one of the most important elements to doing this service work. Because when we serve ourselves, we serve others. You’ll learn tools and practices to keep you inspired and energized in your journey of teaching. No more burn out and fatigue.  It’s time to take a new approach and prepare yourself for doing this work for a life time. 

#unstoppable Trauma Sensitive Training - Yoga Tools & Practices - Gina Garcia
We all come from different walks of life and along the way we all experience trauma and challenges.  With the #unstoppable tool kit and training you will learn how to be resilient and unstoppable when you encounter challenges or perceived setbacks. This training showcases how to use the #unstoppable toolkit which is rooted in the Baptiste Methodology.  The tools include asana, meditation, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and self inquiry and how you use them to be more resilient and unstoppable.  Through an embodied experience of these tools in your own practice and in your life, you will learn how to share these tools with others.

Taming the Komoto Dragon Within:  When talking about a problem won't work.  - Suzanne Connolly  
Find out more about the inner workings of the most primitive parts of our brains and how to remap this difficult to reach neural connections. You actually have many brains in one and they all perform different duties. While they all have important functions, there are primitive parts of the brain that sometimes outlive their usefulness. We usually think, for instance of Post Traumatic Stress as something that is deep-seated and resistant to change. Yet, when you understand how trauma is stored and how to connect with that part of the brain with mind-body approaches, the road to recovery is often surprisingly easy. 

Enhance your Yoga Sessions using Tapping: An Introduction to Thought Field Therapy  - Suzanne Connolly
The evidence based original tapping technique that is changing the world one heart at a time.Learn the basics of Thought Field Therapy, a proven, highly-­effective, non-­invasive brief therapy technique that was developed and refined over the last 35 years by the late psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan and his wife Joanne Callahan. TFT utilizes a sequence of self‐tapping to stimulate specific acupuncture points while recalling a traumatic event or cue. It facilitates the relaxation response while the person experiencing exposure to the problem by simply thinking about the problem. The improvement is almost always relatively quick and, in most cases, long-­lasting. The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions (a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) within the federal Department of Health and Human Service) has listed Thought Field Therapy as an effective evidence-based practice for improving personal resilience/self-concept, for improving self-regulation, and for reducing trauma-and stressor-related disorders and symptoms. They have also listed Thought Field Therapy as promising, for reducing depression and depressive symptoms; for improving general functioning and wellbeing; for reducing phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; and for reducing unspecified and other mental health disorders and symptoms. http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ProgramProfile.aspx?id=60#hide1  

FOR PROFESSIONALS: As a therapist or health practitioner, you’ll invite your client to identify a problematic thought or memory that they wish to heal. This could be an anxiety, a past trauma, anger, feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment, addictive urges, or even physical pain. Then, typically, they’ll watch that disturbance, addictive urges or pain diminish as you instruct them to tap on certain areas of the face and hands in a specific order. Even the most skeptical clients usually report that TFT reduces the intensity of their unwanted feelings. While no therapist can offer a guarantee; clients typically cannot get back the original feeling of upset, even if they try. Addictive urges and physical pain require the person to self‐treat between appointments. Thousands of psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses and others in the caring professions around the world use Thought Field Therapy as a complimentary alternative technique to help others in need. 

FOR YOGA Professionals: TFT can help your clients release the unwanted feelings, negative patterns and emotional burdens that they carry with themselves day to day. It’s a simple tapping technique that they can use anywhere, anytime, whenever they need to. While the process is simple, their body and their mind will work together in a highly sophisticated way to eradicate the core of the feelings that get in the way of living a full, rich and satisfying life. Traumas, guilt, fears, shame, anxiety and depression are a few of the most common reasons people use TFT. Numerous scientific studies have proven its effectiveness around the globe. Whether you want to use TFT for yourself or you want to integrate it into your yoga practice you will take away a tool that will likely have life to change effects.

Trauma in the Second Degree: Intergenerational PTSD Within Military and Veteran Families - Pamela Stokes Eggleston
Yoga and meditation offers several practices for healing and transformation. With military and veteran families, these tools can uniquely aid in easing stress, burnout and fatigue. Additionally, understanding the nuances of secondary PTSD and intergenerational trauma is important to working with veteran and military families. Many military and veteran families are depleted due to multiple deployments and PCS moves. In this workshop, Pam will speak to her experience as a military family member and wounded warrior caregiver and weave it in with the science backing secondary and intergenerational PTSD.

Breathing Through Emotions - Essie Titus
This session will include multiple breathing techniques coincided with mindful movement. Encouraging participant to establish a daily routine of breath awareness and turning toward balance. We will identify specific coping mechanisms and the potential to disassociate that create obstacles on our path. Often times we lack the dialogue and tools to fully express ourselves. Specific practice for specific feelings such as anger, grief, sadness, fear, anxiety, and depression. This session has been designed to support a routine of asana, pranayama, systematic relaxation, mantra, and meditation for an internal feeling of comfort and safety regardless of external circumstances.

Myofascial Release - taking yoga healing to the next dimension - Lori Zeltwanger
Myofascial Release & yoga are both powerful avenues for realignment and activation of your fascial system. Myofascial Release utilizes a gentle hands on pressure into tissue restrictions an…

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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Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly is a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne currently serves on the board of the Association of Energy Psychology (ACEP) and formerly served on the Board of the TFT Foundation. She has participated in three research studies in Rwanda, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Suzanne serves as an advisor to Japan Association for TFT (JATFT). She has... Read More →
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Pamela Stokes Eggleston

CEO, Yoga2Sleep, LLC
A certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist, Pamela has practiced yoga for 15 years and completed specialized training to include certifications in plant-based nutrition, stress management, prenatal yoga and yoga for trauma in veterans and the military: empirically- and evidenced-based yoga therapy programs, to work with service members, veterans with combat trauma and PTSD, and their families. She is the founder of Yoga2Sleep, an... Read More →
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Gina Garcia

Yoga Teacher; Mother; Writer, Yoga Across America Founder; Baptiste Foundation Board
Gina Garcia stumbled upon yoga 20 years ago, when a scheduled step aerobics class was switched to a beginning yoga class. | | She spent a large part of her life sharing the news of the day as a journalist, for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, and as the Capitol Correspondent for KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. Not long after giving birth to her third son, she decided to choose a path that would allow her to bring more grace to her family life, and to those... Read More →
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Essie Titus

Firefighter / EMT / Yoga Teacher, Kansas City Fire Department
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Mark Whitwell

Founder, Heart of Yoga
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya "the teacher of the teachers," notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and... Read More →
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Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. | | Lori also founded the Myofascial Mastery Academy providing inspiring seminars & retreats on how to both treat and receive Myofascial Release for all types of... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Canyon Ballroom A

8:15am

Trauma-Informed Kundalini Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Alyson Atma Simms in a Trauma-Informed Kundalini workshop. Kundalini as taught by Yogi Bhajan has specific kiryas and meditations to help us during and after times of trauma. These teachings are some of the foundation for the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology, which offers support for people with PTSD. You can expect a safe container, gentle movement, breathwork, meditation, & a deep relaxation. You will walk away with a practice you can do on a daily basis to feel better, clearer, and especially sleep well.

Presenters
avatar for Alyson Atma Simms/Atmas Offerings

Alyson Atma Simms/Atmas Offerings

Kundalini & Hatha Teacher, Healer, Yogini Entrepreneur, Atma's Offerings
Alyson Atma Simms, E-RYT 500 Kundalini & 200 RYT Hatha, was drawn to her first yoga class in 2001 to live a deeper life. Her True Self was ignited and her life became one of devotion. She is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. Her teaching style brings an intensity of spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. Your body will tune, your mind will balance, your courage will be summoned, and most importantly, your soul will... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Trauma Training Track
  • Style Kundalini Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway They will get a handout on a meditation that will help them sleep better.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please bring blankets, pillows, or other yoga props you might have with you. Blankets

9:00am

DJ Taz
Artists
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DJ Taz Rashid

Musician/DJ/Producer
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He lives in Chicago, IL but over the past years, he has been performing and DJing nationwide at events such as... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Heart Center Seva Stage

10:00am

DJ Edu
DJ Lounge Set

Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Heart Center Seva Stage

10:00am

Deep Blue Sea Yoga with Valerie Pike
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Vendors

Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

AnatomySense- Experiential Anatomy of the Shoulder
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This class is tailored to the anatomy geeks, as well as to the curious practitioners. There's a big difference between knowing what something is and knowing how it feels. Mike teaches to the feeling component of Anatomy, making AnatomySense. We will explore the anatomy and function of the shoulder. You'll not only learn about its form and function, but also how to work therapeutically with the shoulder through breath, touch and movement. Through this lecture/practice, you'll gain a stronger foundation of how to work with the shoulder – yours and others – in a therapeutic and intelligent way. You will come away with simple and effective solutions to shoulder pain and dysfunction.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Mike Lane

Dr. Mike Lane

Founder, AnatomySense
Mike Lane is a Chiropractor, therapeutic massage therapist, Foundation Training Instructor and Yoga anatomy teacher. Mike's greatest passion is witnessing the Aha moments when people discover the amazing presence of their bodies. With all the schooling we receive, where do we learn how to touch and be present with someone? In Mike's classes you will get a taste of what this means. Mike will make Anatomy Sense and you will come away with a... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway shoulder therapeutics
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a notebook, pen, mat, blocks
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Elevate the Spirit
Limited Capacity seats available

The body is merely the vessel that carries the spirit through the physical world. It is our souls playground. In this playful workshop we will uplift the spirit, build confidence, and face fears as we create lightness and lift within arm balances, inversions and transitions. Using bandha and core to learn to more gracefully float into and out of postures. We will touch on the anatomical principles of inversions. Students will learn proper alignment, body mechanics, leverage, strength and balance to make inversions happen with greater ease! We will focus on increasing strength and awareness in the jump-up, jump-back, press-up, handstand, and arm balance transitions.

Presenters
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Anton Mackey

Yoga instructor
Born in Albuquerque, NM, Anton lives in Phoenix, AZ teaching vinyasa classes at Modern Yoga, The Madison Improvement Club and Moksha Yoga Phx. He has a degree in Kinesiology (Anatomy & Physiology) from Arizona State University. He teaches for several teacher training programs and travels around the country teaching workshops and at festivals.    "I believe Yoga is a transformational practice that encourages us to look inward to... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Canyon Ballroom B
  • Style Power Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Takeaway exercises and drills to practice at home
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Kundalini Yoga Evolution Revolution w/ Live Music by Sal Nunz & Friends
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Shine like the sun with Kundalini Yoga's dynamic blend of breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, & more. Ana & Ravi present the best of both ancient and new: Spiritual depth and the science of energy flow, alignment principles, core strengthening, heart opening, & fun! In this exciting workshop you’ll experience special techniques to transform your life and make great gains on the inner and outer planes! Featuring live music by Sal Nunz and the Love Tribe Vibes band. Think of those special days when you feel on top of the world, when everything flows and beauty abounds. This workshop will help you put those special days on speed dial and give your life a total boost. Make the types of personal breakthroughs you never though possible. Expand your range of movement physically, mentally, and beyond. 75% physical 25% meditative. FOR ALL LEVELS.

Presenters
avatar for Sal Nunz

Sal Nunz

Yogi rock star Sal Nunz is author of the albums Wide Open and Own Trip. He specializes in teaching yoga for people in recovery and is the co-founder, along with Ravi Singh & Ana Brett of the new website Love Tribe Vibes (.com). Sal's philosophy is "open hearts no matter what." He is dedicated to helping people to recognize that we are all on the same journey and that we can help one another to live lives full of self discovery, diversity, and... Read More →
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Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

raviana productions
Ana Brett and Ravi Singh BIO | | Internationally celebrated yoga Teachers, Ana Brett & Ravi Singh are known for their masterful media presentations, their innovative teaching style, and their ability to help students make consistent and dramatic breakthroughs. They are Authors of 24 DVD's and a new book. | | In an Ana & Ravi class or workshop you will: Get a full body workout. Learn the purpose of each exercise on every level: body, mind... Read More →

Artists
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Sal Nunz

Yogi rock star Sal Nunz is author of the albums Wide Open and Own Trip. He specializes in teaching yoga for people in recovery and is the co-founder, along with Ravi Singh & Ana Brett of the new website Love Tribe Vibes (.com). Sal's philosophy is "open hearts no matter what." He is dedicated to helping people to recognize that we are all on the same journey and that we can help one another to live lives full of self discovery, diversity, and... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Passion, Purpose, Prosperity - A Natural Progression of Living in Divine Service While Allowing Abundance
Limited Capacity seats available

PASSION - This workshop will inspire you to expand your discovery of your true calling. With creative expression we will open our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits to receive the gifts of Divine guidanceEvery journey must begin with a passion; it is our muse, our fuel and our connection to the Divine.

PURPOSE –We will use these discoveries to seek the highest good of our purpose here on earth. (Divine Service) asking to be enlightened on how our gifts offer more to mankind. We embark on the adventure of manifestation and allowing by developing a personal mantra and manifesting mandala.

PROSPERITY –With the unconditional attitude of gratitude we will bring our Passion and Purpose to full potential, allowing Prosperity to flood through us as we learn to receive and serve in the highest good. Abundance flows naturally; it is only the obstacles of our limiting beliefs that slow the process. When we have the joy of our Passion and the honor of our Purpose there is no time or space for blocks.

"If you feel just one thing in your life—that life is nothing but the gift of God—you are divine and the most courageous person. Try it! Try it as a thought. The moment you feel that life is a gift, you’ll become prosperous."- Yogi Bhajan

Presenters
avatar for Eva Maurice

Eva Maurice

Spiritual Counselor, GODTALKS
Eva Maurice is a Spiritual Counselor, author, retreat & workshop facilitator; serving the highest good through sharing her journey and supporting others on their path. Eva's passion for transformation has led her to guide individuals to their dreams by reflecting back to them their true desires and offering tools that allow them to release limiting beliefs that hold us back. Eva has been in her individual yogic practice since early childhood... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Business Track
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Many practices including meditation, mantra and the manifesting mandala will all be taught and able to be practices at home no matter how long one has to commit.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Cushions/mats - journals/pens optional

10:00am

The Art Of Devotional Kirtan Meditation: mantras and learning traditional kirtan instruments - harmonium, Indian drum, and cymbals
Limited Capacity seats available

Kirtan and mantra meditation have long been a tradition in spiritual India, for assisting human beings in their search for a beyond the body and mind experience. They are also used to help one achieve that inner satisfaction accompanied by unending happiness (ananda), that everyone is searching for. Our presentation will include traditional methods used in the Vedic Culture, for achieving a higher state of consciousness - kirtan, mantra meditation, and an in depth understanding of Vedic philosophy (From the Gita, Upanisads, and other Vedic works.

Presenters
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Dasarath Pandit

Director, Sedona Center of Vedic Culture
Dasarath has been a full time practitioner/teacher of the Bhakti-Yoga system since 1971. Since 1986, he has opened three Vedic Cultural centers in Arizona (Tucson, Phoenix, and Sedona); he also has two kirtan CDs out under the name of RED ROCK RISHIS; he is the co-founder of Govinda's Natural Foods Restaurant in Tucson, and has started a cow protection facility in Northern Arizona called the Vedic Ranch Ashram; through India Shakti Tours, he... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes

10:00am

Awaken the Chakras with Sound Healing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us for a deeply nourishing workshop of breath work, guided meditation, intention setting, chakra balancing and a soothing crystal singing bowl concert. Kristen holds sacred space & creates a relaxing sound bath with crystal quartz singing bowls, bells, planetary chimes, tingshas, a rose quartz alchemy bowl, zaphir chimes, handheld crystal bowls and other soothing percussive instruments while lying on the spine or seated in a chair. The chakras of the body will be aligned with a specific vibration of sound as well as bija seed sounds to offer deeper grounding. The powerful resonance and vibration of the singing bowls and chimes offer a holistic affect and help you to re-connect with the body’s natural frequencies, encouraging balance and promoting inner harmony in your entire being. No experience necessary. All Welcome ~ Namaste

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Rubis

Kristen Rubis

Sound Healer, Kristen Rubis Yoga & Sacred Music
The support and guidance that I offer is founded in over two decades of study in the healing arts as well as in my personal journey towards wellness and inner peace. Through yoga, massage, reiki and sound healing, my practice brings together a unique blend of experience in the healing arts. I have been working with Sound Acutonics since 2004 and offering Sound Healing Workshops, Sacred Sound Healing Concerts, Classes and Events since 2009. The... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Brilliance, Resilience & Balance: cultivating lightness and wholehearted living on the yogic path
Limited Capacity seats available

Humans are a resilient species, thriving despite the unavoidable challenges of life. While these experiences are great motivators on the spiritual path, they can fragment us, pulling us into disjointed, disparate, frazzled pieces. Yoga’s promise is to return us to wholeness. In the face of hardship, how can we stoke the flames of our inner light? What tools from the yogi’s toolbox can we carry into our daily lives that foster resilience? How can we say yes to the whole spectrum of life’s experiences, both the enjoyable and the challenging? An advanced seeker is someone who can hold the tension of these opposites without being split into pieces. In this workshop you will learn to use yoga to return to wholeness, even when things are uncomfortable. Together, we will use our practice to find balance in the ever-shifting middle so we may live with whole-hearted courage and openness, no matter the circumstance.

Presenters
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Paisley Close

Paisley Anne Yoga
Paisley Close is a yoga teacher, mentor and author with over 10,000 hours of experience in the mind-body field. Her classes offer a masterful blend of alignment for body, mind and heart, and practical skills for staying centered off the mat. Paisley specializes in bringing mindfulness, yoga philosophy and tools to cope with trauma and stress to her students. She is a nature lover and avid rock climber who is most happy with the wind in her hair... Read More →
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Mental Physix

Deep Beats & Yoga
The third eye is the invisible brow chakra thought to provide perception into esoteric, mystical domains. If there was a third ear, it would hear sounds similar to Mental Physix's deep beats... Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo from Southern California, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). They perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience - with both the yogis and the DJs... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Mental Physix

Mental Physix

Deep Beats & Yoga
The third eye is the invisible brow chakra thought to provide perception into esoteric, mystical domains. If there was a third ear, it would hear sounds similar to Mental Physix's deep beats... Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo from Southern California, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). They perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience - with both the yogis and the DJs... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • Session Length 2 Hours
  • Participant Level Other
  • A/V None
  • Max # participants 31-60
  • music No
  • DJ? Yes Would love Mental Physic to DJ this class, but am open to other artists, too.
  • set-up time 15 minutes
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please bring a pen and notebook or journal along with your yoga mat.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Energetic Hatha Flow w/ Gong Bath Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

A fusion of pranayama to center and open the mind followed by an energetic hatha yoga practice that will be open to ALL levels of yoga experience followed by a gong bath guided yoga nidra meditation to integrate the mind body soul experience

Presenters
avatar for Will Zecco

Will Zecco

Success Center Manager, Eduactor, Southewest Institute of Healing Arts
Will’s journey into yoga has been a life changing experience. He complete his 200 teacher training in 2011 and just recently completed his 500 hour teacher training at the end of 2013. A graduate of the Spirit of Yoga/Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and had the honor of training with Mary Bruce. In addition to his yoga training Will has complete his certification in Hatha-Gong™ and is a certified gong master as well Transformation Yoga... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

The Mystical Relationship: Healing Power of Connection
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Mystical: adjective. - inspiring a sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination. It is a basic human need to connect with others. Often times, we don't know how or we're afraid. Too much isolation can lead to anxiety and depression. David and Leah will be sharing several practices that will help you to connect with others on a deep, authentic level. We will be communicating with words, with silence and with our nurturing touch in pairs and in small groups. This experience will help to enhance all relationships in your life, intimate partner, friends and family, coworkers, and people you've only just met! Our practices include: - Sacred Space Ritual - Soul Gazing - Thai Massage - Laughter Yoga - Connection Trio - Affirmation Circle Join David and Leah for this Fun and transformational workshop experience, and be prepared to embody The Mystical Relationship!

Presenters
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Leah Misty

LMT and jewelry designer, Thai Love Yoga
Leah Misty of "Thai Love Yoga". Leah is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Vedic Thai Bodywork. She is passionate about holistic health and offers a wide variety of energetic modalities to her clients. Craniosacral therapy, Reiki, Crystal energy therapy, Toe Reading and Laughter Yoga are a few of her favorite things to offer. Leah also loves to design and share crystal energy jewelry, such as malas, bracelets, necklaces and earrings... Read More →
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David Tietje

Yoga & Vedic Thai Intructor, Thai Love Yoga
How did a farm boy from southern Louisiana become a Yoga teacher and Thai massage instructor? It all began when I visited Unity Church of Dallas in the 80's with a friend, which was certainly a surprise because I promised myself after high school I would not step foot in any church again. I started my spiritual journey and began teaching yoga there when some other friends who had taken “The Artist’s Way” asked me to join them as they went... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Other
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • A/V
  • Takeaway they will be able to practice everything we share with them. we will be giving them handouts too.
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring yoga mat, 1 blanket
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Secret Symbolisms of Hindu & Buddhist Deities such as Ganesh, Shiva, Lakshmi, Tara, etc
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Using statues to illustrate, Manoj will relate the symbolism of Hindu and Buddhist deities to archetypes within us. Through mythology, we will uncover hidden symbolisms and learn the four ways to work with them as part of a spiritual practice. Discover how knowing and working with your archetypes can profoundly shift you, especially during moments of life transitions, and how these ancient teachings have practical relevance to your life, bringing peace of mind and leading to enlightenment. Manoj will help you find your personal deity/Ishtadevata.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Manoj & Jyothi Chalam

Dr. Manoj & Jyothi Chalam

Manoj Chalam uses humor and personal anecdotes in his lectures and workshops to illuminate Hindu mythology. An Indian-born scientist with a PhD from Cornell University, Manoj helps individuals find their archetypes in Hindu Yogic deities and teaches the 4 ways to work with an archetype as a Vedantic practice. He has also compiled a book on the symbolisms of Hindu and Buddhist deities. Manoj presents workshops on Hindu symbolisms and Vedanta at... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

the Story of Yoga - the fascinating journey of yoga through time.
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how yoga came out? What made it last for centuries? What happened to yoga 5000 years ago? How is yoga in india today? Come discover the origins of yoga, the path it took to reach us and the face of modern yoga. This is, the Story of Yoga. Discover your deep connection to this timeless wisdom. Workshop will cover the origins of yoga, the mysticism of India, the guru shishya parampara, the passage of yoga through time, the legends, yoga in india and the world & timeless texts. The entry of yoga into the modern world and its explosion. And how we fit into the big picture. Understanding what a yogic lifestyle is all about and much more. Session will be fun, interactive and visual journey by international yoga teacher, Arundhati Baitmangalkar. Having grown up and lived in India till recently, Arundhati gives us the latest and most refreshing take on modern yoga. Breaking down an ancient wisdom and making it a part of our daily lives.

Presenters
avatar for Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Founder, Aham Yoga
Arundhati Baitmangalkar is the founder of Aham Yoga in Redmond, WA. Having been born and raised in South India until 4 years ago. During her time in India, she studied with some of the greatest yoga masters there Geeta Iyengar (late BKS Iyengar's daughter), Yogacharya Bharath Shetty, H.S Arun and others. Building a strong, through and authentic understanding of Yoga. As well as being exposed to multiple styles & lineages of Yoga. After having to... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Satsang with Mohanji - A Rare Opportunity to Find Yourself
Limited Capacity seats available

A “Satsang with Mohanji” session is essentially about YOU with the Master. It is all about finding yourself. As is typical of the tradition of liberation, Mohanji will use a medley of practices such as Q & A, discourse, dhyana (meditation), pranayama, mantras/shlokas, manana (contemplation techniques), etc., to allow the participant an opportunity to start entering their inner space and seek within. The actual flow will finally depend on orientation and energy of the participants. Please note that the Sunday session with Mohanji will be the only opportunity to receive Shaktipat (energy transfer) from Mohanji during the festival.

Presenters
avatar for Brahmarishi Mohanji

Brahmarishi Mohanji

Mohanji is an everyday man with whom different people connect differently. Some say that He is a mystic whose presence turns you inwards, while others are completely at home and feel natural around Him. The essence of Mohanji cannot truly be put into a frame. He is what you make of Him. So why do people come to Mohanji? People come to Mohanji because Mohanji does not exist. They come to Mohanji because Mohanji has no dimensions. At the... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:30am

Alchemy of Fire: DURGA REBEL SPIRIT VINYASA FLOW
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Yoga works to inspire a REBEL SPIRIT in all of us. Have you ever wondered how yoga helps us move beyond resistance to fear and Let Go of what’s holding us back? In this workshop learn how your Rebel Spirit comes from Durga often called the Mother of the universe who protects mankind from misery by destroying selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, and anger.

Durga, the goddess of power (shakti) and strength over negativity is also the mother of bounty and wealth, and of beauty and knowledge, for her daughters are Lakshmi and Saraswati (goddesses of wealth and knowledge, respectively).

We will invoke the badass energy of Durga, Invincibility, to stand up for our life! We will inhabit the poses with fierce kindness and peaceful determination and strut away inspired to be ourselves. Join me for some playful, radical fun flow to stoke your rebel spirit!

At the end there will be time to be Overly Meditated before savasana and live a LIFE Inspired the rest of the day!

Disclaimer: Rebel Spirit Vinyasa Flow can be (1) practiced by anyone, and (2) You can’t do it wrong. (3) Please come dressed like you (and not like everybody else). (4) Yoga police, yoga elitists, and anyone that’s “yogierthanthou” this one is not for you.

This is an on the land experience. Participants will travel with instructor, and be guided by Aumbase Sedona Coconino Nat'l FS permitted guide Taylor Kurtz to Cathedral Trail. Meet in lobby for shuttle.

Presenters
avatar for Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini

Writer. Happiness Coach. Teacher. Healer, Alchemy of Yoga
Mindfulness Teacher. Healer. Love Alchemist | Kind of Yoga: *Spiritual Vinyasa * Inspired * Playful * Mystical* | | With contagious enthusiasm Silvia encourages everyone she meets to love their life. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Silvia lives her happiness in such a big way that you can’t help but leave her classes, workshops, trainings and retreats spiritually uplifted! | | Silvia Mordini is... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:30am - 1:30pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

11:00am

Matt Bingham music
Local Musician

Saturday March 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Heart Center Seva Stage

11:15am

Lotus Yoga with Laura Fuller
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Saturday March 11, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:00pm

DJ Edu
DJ Lounge Set

Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Heart Center Seva Stage

12:30pm

Aqua Kriya Yoga - Accessible Yoga for a Lifetime of Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Licensed Health Care Professionals are helping to shape the yoga world right now, but at the moment the treatment options don't include yoga for professionals in the aquatic field. This is an emerging field that is being driven not by the yoga world trying to find a new trendy medium to practice in, but to meet the demand of people who want an accessible and spiritual plan for self health care. The millennials are coming of age but the yoga world is as yet unable to meet the demand for classes. Come and experience Aqua Yoga for yourself or consider becoming a teaching ambassador.

Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

Author,Yoga Instructor, Aqua Kriya Yoga
Camella has been practicing yoga since she was 17 years old. She accompanied her mum to class where she lived in Bedford, England. Since that time, yoga has provided her the path on which she has traveled to this point in her life. | Because of her extensive training and life experiences, Camella has been inspired to create and develop programs for yoga teachers and students, so that they may find the same guidance and wisdom that a yoga path... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Pool at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

KIRTAN IMMERSION – HARE KRISHNA MANTRA
Limited Capacity seats available

Kirtan is a profound and ancient practice that is one of the principal components of bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotional love. Typically done in a call and response form, it traditionally involves chanting various names of different deities from this tradition as well as mantras. In this session, the focus will be to have a rare opportunity to experience chanting the powerful Hare Krishna mantra in this traditional form by going deeply into one or two chants rather than the shorter 5 to 15 minutes per chant that more commonly occurs at typical kirtan events.

Presenters
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Natesh

Kirtan Wallah, Natesh Kirtan
Natesh is well-known for his blissful live kirtan – devotional call-and-response chanting – and professionally-recorded chants. He is a living example of the ecstatic heart, who has led kirtan at Bhakti Fest the past three years, as well as at Shakti Fest, Sedona Yoga Festival and a number of other festivals and conferences. 2016 has seen the addition of international kirtan events in India and Serbia. His kirtan events have been... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Beginners Track
  • Style Kirtan
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring cushion as needed.

12:30pm

Power Yoga for Sports: Shoulders & Back
Limited Capacity seats available

Power Yoga for Sports: Shoulders & Back (perhaps the description could include what sporting events this would be most app. for) Tennis, pitching, linemen, golfers…the demand on your upper body is tremendous. Learn top Power Yoga for Sports stretches to increase your power and success. Whether you are rehabbing or climbing to the top, keep your vulnerable shoulders safe and strong.

Presenters
avatar for Gwen Lawrence

Gwen Lawrence

creator/owner, power yoga for sports
Gwen Lawrence is an internationally known yoga teacher/coach, author, TV personality known for her approachability, humor and ability | | "I transform lives from good to great, helping my clients reach their highest potential, using my 6 power yoga for sports philosophy's to Attain fitness, find Balance, Create goals, and Define personal happiness in work, school, family and life the way only an intuitive Yogi and seasoned MOM can... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Warrior Spirit
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Drawing from a personal experience through cancer, I have developed a practice that invokes each student's inner warrior. Bruce Lee once said that, "what makes a successful warrior is the average man with laser focus." Through this practice students will focus their drishti on breath and movement as a moving meditation. Firing up our centers (core) to march and move as one. This flow will make you sweat, but feel so good. Drawing inspiration from martial arts, calisthenics and dance each student will leave finding new ways to harness their inner warrior on a daily basis.

Presenters
avatar for Kirsten Beverly-Waters

Kirsten Beverly-Waters

Founder, Director of Programming, THRYVE Fitness + Yoga + Wellness
Kirsten Beverley-Waters is a teacher that approaches life both on and off of the mat with a healthy dose of humor, focus and gratitude. As the founder of THRYVE, she is a warrior for self-acceptance, perseverance and finding life balance. Kirsten was initially drawn to the physical practice however quickly realized there was so much more to yoga than just the Asana. By taking her experience as a fitness instructor, endurance coach, nature lover... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Max Ribner

Max Ribner

Medicine For the People band member Max Ribner is honored to offer a piece of his peaceful at the Sedona Music Festival. Studying and graduating at Berklee College of Music, Max has learned to intertwine the intricacies of rhythm & melody into a steady and simple stream of song infused with genres of Soul, Funk, Jazz and World influence. One of the main intentions of why he brings this music here on earth is to create community, connection and... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Track, Trauma Training Track
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Takeaway This practice goes beyond the physical. Attendees will learn how to invoke their warrior daily through breath and asana. Each student will leave with a small practice they can make his/her own.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Mat + 1-2 blocks.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

12:30pm

Goddess/God Within
Limited Capacity seats available

This session focuses on discovering the divine feminine/masculine qualities that are innately yours. We will explore how to work with feminine and masculine energy. You will be guided through a deep process to embody these qualities fully. You will access what limits this full expression so that you can truly become the Goddess/God self that you are.

Presenters
avatar for Sitara Van Block

Sitara Van Block

Light of Truth
Sitara Van Block has taught yoga internationally for over 25 years, and practiced Transpersonal Psychology for 20 years. She leads retreats internationally and has taught Masters degree Students in Transpersonal Psychology. Her Kid Yoga DVD's are number one best sellers on Amazon in the Kids yoga category. She is a mom of teenagers, originally from South Africa and based in Sedona for the last 23 years.

Artists
avatar for Valerie Irons - SANJALI

Valerie Irons - SANJALI

Founder, Bhakti Tribe Sedona
Valerie Irons is an artist, sound alchemist and kirtan wallah living in Sedona, AZ. She founded Bhakti Tribe Sedona in 2010, bringing kirtan and devotional music to the Red Rocks of Sedona. More recently, she has been offering kirtans with her devotional music project "Sanjali" and singing mantras in yoga classes. She also immersed herself into the world of sacred sound. She offers group sound healing journeys well as private sessions... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Gratitude Meditation Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A deeply relaxing treat for body, mind and spirit. Be gently guided through a meditation set to binaural beat music that connects you to inner peace. A gratitude practice has been scientifically proven to dissolve compulsive wanting, decrease envy and jealousy, more positivity to name just a few benefits. Experience true abundance as we explore the richest parts of our fortunate existence and at a very deep level.

Presenters
avatar for Kathryn Remati

Kathryn Remati

Founder, Tranquil Me Meditation App
Kathryn's guided meditations have a deep and lasting effect on the mind, body and spirit. Always a relaxing experience, she is a true master at leading even the most stressed among us to our center of calm. Meditating since age 16, Kathryn is a passionate meditation instructor that brings decades of experience into her classes. Based in San Francisco, she teaches at Kaiser Permanente and yoga studios. She is also a published writer. You may have... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway I will describe a breath meditation as a daily practice at the end of workshop
  • Special Instructions to Particip Be prepared for deep relaxation with yoga mat and any bolsters you need for total comfort. Bring scarf and socks, as body temperature will drop in deep meditative state.

12:30pm

Vinyasa as Prayer: Drumming with the Divine
Limited Capacity seats available

Open your heart and dance with God. Without apology, this all-level flow welcomes you to open to Source. With the steady rhythms of live drumming, we will surrender ego and embrace our higher Truth. Whether it is in the steady, unconditional gift of breath, the unceasing support of gravity, or an energy which guides, we will call down that which transcends the mind, and connects us to bliss. Whether or not you believe in God, Shiva, Love, or simply a higher Self, this flow is an invitation to stand courageously and unapologetically in your own belief system and surrender to that thing, so your practice becomes a prayer in motion. "To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid … The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ecstasy." ~ Gabrielle Roth

Presenters
avatar for Janet Farnsworth

Janet Farnsworth

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Dancing to My Self
Janet Farnsworth, MSW, 300RYT, founder and director of Dancing to mySelf, brings her background in movement, ritual and psychotherapy to her practice of consciousness and manifestation. Formally trained in group facilitation and psychodrama, she has extensive dance experience in New York, Boston, and Chicago. Janet currently facilitates a variety of dance journeys for children, families, disabled seniors, and adults throughout North America, and... Read More →
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Three Trees

Three Trees... Musician, Artist, Teacher, Healer Three Trees has studied music and art from an early age. Touring with bands across the U.S. led to a national tour of Peru. His experience there created a profound shift in his consciousness that awoke a passion to unlock the mysteries of sound and rhythm as a healing modality. Practicing Mystic and Shamanic Arts for the last twenty years has created a deep understanding of the relationship between... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Three Trees

Three Trees

Three Trees... Musician, Artist, Teacher, Healer Three Trees has studied music and art from an early age. Touring with bands across the U.S. led to a national tour of Peru. His experience there created a profound shift in his consciousness that awoke a passion to unlock the mysteries of sound and rhythm as a healing modality. Practicing Mystic and Shamanic Arts for the last twenty years has created a deep understanding of the relationship between... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Special Instructions to Particip Mat and any props used for vinyasa!

12:30pm

Turasa Yoga Game
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Building Community that Supports Yoga Teachers and their Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Community is the heart of a yoga business, both for the teacher and the studio. Teachers, students and staff unite to create a network of relationships that require trust, connection and respect. Creating a healthy community and strong community bonds can make your teaching and your yoga business flourish. So, how do you do this successfully? How you do determine who your current and target community is? How do you deal with dysfunction in your community? On what grounds do you connect with your community? Join Lynann Politte for this interactive lecture, and get answers to these questions and more. We'll start by walking through the process of self-discovery, wherein you'll lay out a picture of your ideal community. Then we'll discuss steps and tips toward building that community. See how cultivating community is a win/win/win situation for you and your students/staff, and explore the practical and creative tools for creating a space that becomes the yoga home for all who work and practice there.

Presenters
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Lynann Politte

Founder, YoniSpeaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding” into a model that is conscious, mindful, and wrapped in integrity.  Her support, management, and connections are the catalyst for the potential held... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Residual Income and what it means to You as a Yogi/Spirit-preneur. (How to Fuel your Passions, Feed your Dharma AND create Lasting, Positive Change in your Life and Others...)
Limited Capacity seats available

The theme of this talk is the realization that the more healthy, wealthy, vital and prosperous One is, and with the right tools and understanding, One can leverage their energy, vitality & wealth into a place where One can truly affect positive change in the world.

We are Yogi/Spiritpreneurs and having been touched or healed in some way by our practices, we have set on the path to share these ancient, sometimes esoteric ways with our students, clients, family and friends.  As we embark upon perhaps a new path, we may find that our business acumen needs polish, or in some cases is lacking substantially... and yet, we continue on.  we know. this is our Dharma, our path and it can support us!

Jeff will describe effective ways to leverage your existing business model into a more sustainable experience with long-term residual income being the goal.  There are remarkable stories of success and we will hear from Jeff, who has decades of experience in the SuperFoods Movement, why the timing is just right for us as yogis, teachers, studio owners and event organizers to enter the world of network marketing...  

So we may better serve the world in our noblest of endeavors.  Namaste

Find Jeff at the Purium Station this weekend, He is a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share!  His enthusiasm his contagious!  Do yourself a favor and find him...  you won't be sorry.

Presenters
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Jeff Breakey

Black Diamond, Purium Health Products
I've been a health and nutrition educator and coach since 1980, and I'm a nature enthusiast and a wilderness adventurer. I am also an entrepreneur and a professional in Network Marketing. With personal earnings of over four million dollars I've helped dozens of people create a lifestyle of freedom with substantial residual incomes. More importantly, I can show anyone how the right network marketing business can generate an extra $500 to $1,000... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

Shine Brighter
Limited Capacity seats available

We all have unique and special qualities that are our gifts to the world. How can we capture this inner light and use it to fuel our lives? In this talk Gordon Ogden and Kate Swarm will share their thoughts and tips on blending passion with social media, branding and marketing, within yoga.

Kate Swarm is a yoga teacher based out of Oregon, she has used social media platforms as outlets for creativity and which has than fueled a successful yoga career. She travels the world both teaching yoga, and producing health and wellness events.

Gordon Ogden is a yoga teacher and creator of Walter Yoga, he started a career in marketing over 20 years ago, and uses his knowledge and passion for yoga to build a thriving and passionate life.

Kate and Gordon will walk you through how to use passion and authenticity to drive your growth as a yoga professional.

Presenters
avatar for Gordon Ogden

Gordon Ogden

Event Producer and Yoga Teacher, Walter Yoga
I co-create extraordinary yoga experiences with my business partner Kate Swarm at Walter Yoga. Our Goal at Walter Yoga is to make the world a happier, healthier, and more whimsical place. We do this by combining fun and approachable yoga classes with state of the art light and sound equipment, to create one-of-a-kind, body shaking mind melting, heart opening experiences.
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Kate Swarm

Kate is a Yoga Teacher from Oregon. She is most happy when she is holding space for other people, it is her gift. Before she was a yoga teacher she was a birth doula creating an atmosphere of kindness, encouragement, and education for women in labor. She guided pregnant mommas while they were in their most vulnerable state, and provided them with support so they could tune in and listen to their bodies. She feels that, as a yoga teacher, she... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm

The spirituality of movement and energy - an intro to the Chakras
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Brooke Boon

Brooke Boon

Founder, Holy Yoga
A yoga practitioner since 1998, Brooke founded Holy Yoga, an international 501C3 Non-Profit Ministry in 2006. She is the creator of Holy Yoga?s 95, 225 and 500 hour instructor training programs and facilitates the education and certification of hundreds of Holy Yoga instructors annually worldwide. Brooke is the author of Holy Yoga: Exercise For the Christian Body and Soul and co-author of Hatha Yoga Illustrated. A lover and teacher of God?s Word... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Canyon Ballroom A

12:30pm

Team Light: ~Coffee Talk with Rion and Alexander~ "Braiding Timelines the Mandela Effect and Why"
Limited Capacity seats available

Rion and Alexander will be Discussing the Purpose behind Parallel Realities and it's Importance in Raising the Vibration of Gaia. As the Resonance of the Collective Consciousness Grows so does the Potential for more Abundant and Harmonized Realities.

Presenters
avatar for Alexander Mazzone & Rion De Rouen

Alexander Mazzone & Rion De Rouen

INSIGHTS ON ALL FORMS OF HUMAN ASCENSION FOUND HERE ON PLANET EARTH.  “OUR GOAL IS TO AID MASS CONSCIOUSNESS IN SHIFTING TO A HIGHER FREQUENCY OF EXISTENCE. THROUGH LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING THIS TASK HAS BEEN SET BEFORE ALL OF US. TOGETHER WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN TRULY CREATING HEAVEN ON EARTH. “ LOVE YOU ALL:) -TEAM LIGHT ALL DIVINE SENTIENT BEINGS ARE WELCOME TO ENJOY AND INTERACT AS WE ALL ATTAIN THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

1:00pm

1:00pm

Bending Backward: Explore, Grow, and Expand!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Philosophically, backbends are associated with a movement into the unknown, into our future. This workshop will give participants the tools they need to go deeper in their bodies, and in their lives, into unknown terrains and realms. Move deeper into intermediate and advanced backbends by learning appropriate body mechanics to safely explore the edges of our practice. We all have our limits; but it is important to test and ask why we set parameters on our own exploration, growth, and expansion. Backbends are some of the most beautiful yoga postures; but also some of the more complicated and difficult ones. This workshop will warm students up for these deep postures, and provide them with proper alignment tools to move safely into back bending asanas. This will be a mixed level workshop where students will be given the chance to move into more advanced postures as they are ready.

This is an on the land experience. Participants will travel with instructor, and be guided by Aumbase Sedona Coconino Nat'l FS permitted guide Carrie Khonya to Chapel Trail. Meet in lobby for shuttle.

Presenters
avatar for Maggie Siebert

Maggie Siebert

Maggie Siebert has been living, practicing, and teaching yoga under the crisp pink of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque since 2004. She is the owner and director of Sani Yoga studio and leads the teacher training program. She has taught yoga as a part-time faculty member of the University of New Mexico and with many diverse populations ranging from the Albuquerque Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter to sharing yoga with dancers in... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring your yoga mat and any other props you may own: Blocks, blankets, and straps.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

1:00pm

Fearless Flight Inversions Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the fundamentals of floating and inversions in a playful, safe and supportive environment. Using principles of proper alignment we will cover the basics of handstand, headstand and forearm balance as well as explore more advanced inversion variations and floating drills for those who are ready to fly. We'll cover anatomy basics and deconstruct each pose from the ground up. We'll also learn partner spotting drills, which is an invaluable tool for both teachers and practitioners. Whether you have been practicing for years or are just finding your wings, this workshop will offer something for everyone. Bring a yoga mat and playful spirit!

Presenters
avatar for Liz Arch

Liz Arch

Liz Arch is a yoga teacher, martial artist, certified life coach, Under Armour athlete, and the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic yoga/martial arts fusion class that merges Vinyasa yoga with the artistry of Kung Fu and the grace of Tai Chi into a creative, intelligent and mindful flow.   Liz has over 10 years of experience in various yoga and martial arts styles including Vinyasa Yoga, traditional Northern-style Kung Fu (empty... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Canyon Ballroom B
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring their own blocks (2 per person) if you have them! And a blanket. If not, that's ok.
  • partner practice, touching or ha There will be partner work including spotting techniques as well as hands-on adjustment

1:45pm

The Indigo Child Yoga Circle with Ana Hansen
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Saturday March 11, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

1:45pm

SYF On the Land Experience with Danil & Irina Litvin (Baby Bell Rock)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Will update soon with description, guide, and teacher - stay tuned! 

Presenters
avatar for Danil & Irina Litvin

Danil & Irina Litvin

Relationship Coaches, Writers, Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Vortex Tour Guides, One Tribe Tours
One Tribe Tours offers guided vortex tours, private Kundalini Yoga tours, retreats, healing & relationship counseling sessions designed to uplift and inspire you, to help you connect to your life's purpose and to ultimately contribute to Evolution of Consciousness in every possible way. It is your time to rise up and become empowered to make your dreams a reality. | Submerge into the world of ancient wisdom and mystery. Simply relax, let... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 1:45pm - 4:15pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

2:00pm

Mia Margaret Angelica
Local musician

Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Heart Center Seva Stage

2:00pm

Connecting to Your Intuition
Limited Capacity filling up

Everyone is born with spiritual gifts. Some of these gifts you may be aware of and use on a daily basis, some you may be just beginning to learn about and others may be lying dormant waiting to be discovered. If you are ready to awaken the gifts that have been hiding away or gifts you may not be using to their full potential then come join Sunny as she takes you on a journey of discovering the many gifts that lie within you!!! Sunny will teach you to acknowledge and appreciate all of your gifts, not just the ones you have become comfortable with.

Presenters
avatar for Sunny Dawn Johnston

Sunny Dawn Johnston

Spiritual Teacher, Psychic Medium, Author, Sunny Dawn Johnston
Sunny Dawn Johnston is an internationally renowned author, dynamic and engaging inspirational speaker and gifted psychic medium. Since early childhood, Sunny has always know she was different and destined to do great things. As a teenager she possessed an innate wisdom, awareness and curiosity of the Angelic realm and Spirit world. While she fought those gifts for many years, Spirit ultimately won and today Sunny is dedicated to teaching others... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Canyon Ballroom A

2:00pm

Heal Your Heart with The Kriya Ritual of Forgiveness
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you hold on to old hurts that drain your energy? Would you like to let go of resentment so you can live with more ease and joy? No matter how badly you have been hurt, it is possible to forgive and live with a healed and open heart. Bitterness creates restriction in your heart chakra and holds you back from living into your highest potential. We give away our power when we allow our energy to be consumed by hurt and resentment. Sometimes, our energy is drained by the anger we feel towards our own actions. When we learn to forgive others, we also learn to forgive ourselves. We are all good and whole at the core of our beings, and we all are doing the best we know how. Recognizing this is the first step toward forgiveness. The Kriya Ritual of Forgiveness is a powerful meditation technique using visualization and mantra to heal your heart. The ritual is performed on the internal planes through visualization. You will leave this workshop with a simple and amazingly effective tool for healing your hurt and resentment.

Presenters
avatar for Gracia Gimse McKinley

Gracia Gimse McKinley

Guiding Teacher and Co-Founder, My Spirit Community
Gracia radiates warmth and acceptance, acting as a mirror to reflect the pure goodness and beauty that exists at the core of your being. She teaches meditation and spiritual studies, always encouraging students to trust themselves as their own authority and rely on their own experience as the ultimate source of information. Her teacher trainings in meditation and inter-spiritual studies empower yoga teachers and other helping professionals to... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Kriya Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Props some chairs
  • Takeaway The Kriya Ritual of Forgiveness can be practiced daily for short periods of time until the hurt is healed. It can also be practiced for longer periods of time at significant times like the new or full moon or the anniversary of a particular event.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please bring what you need to sit comfortably on the floor.

2:00pm

The Yoga of Creativity & Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to experience, and then write forth the truth of who you really are? The practice of writing (and yoga) is an exploration of consciousness, a practice toward deeper self-awareness, and moves us along the path of awakening to our true nature. Many of our greatest spiritual teachers from around the world were, and are, writers. From Sappho in the 7th century BC, to Pema Chodron—from Rumi in the 13th century, to Thomas Merton, Jack Kornfield, and the Dalai Lama—the written word has the power, not only to inspire, but also to awaken the very best in the human heart. "The Yoga of Writing and Creativity" will include innovative writing exercises, dynamic yoga/movement experiences, and mindfulness to help you access a deep embodied creativity, whether you are a writer, yoga teacher, or simply a person on the path to connecting with your authentic voice!

Presenters
avatar for Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Founder/Director, BrilliantWriter.Com
Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, memoirist, novelist, workshop leader, speaker, and founder of BrilliantWriter.com. His latest book is "Writing as a Path to Awakening" (SOUNDS TRUE 2017) and the memoir "Beamish Boy (I Am Not My Story): A Memoir of Recovery & Awakening." Albert teaches at The Omega Institute, Spirit Rock, Esalen Institute and at numerous writing conferences nationally. He has been meditating, writing... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • A/V iPad player
  • Props white board

2:00pm

Therapeutic & Skillful Hands-on Assists
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Effective hands-on assists open up something new for the student and provide a safe and comforting space for the student to evolve. For the assist to be successful, there must be a line of communication between the teacher and the student both literally and energetically. Learn how to exchange energy with your students using breath and verbal communication. Protect yourself and your students energetically when working with kinesthetic transmission through touch. Discover new assists that are both empowering and intuitive. Improve your seeing skills, learn to breathe with your students and connect with them, help your students feel good in their poses and teach them how to support themselves and their injuries.

Presenters
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Heba Saab

Founder, HIBS YOGA, Las Vegas NV
Heba Saab, 500 E-RYT, Forrest Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and Studio Owner is the founder of (Holistic Integration of Body & Spirit) HIBS Yoga. HIBS Yoga is the premier Forrest-Inspired yoga studio in Las Vegas, NV (Hibs is also Heba's nickname!) Heba practices Forrest Yoga to liberate the mind, heal the heart, and strengthen the body. Heba’s contemporary instructional style integrates yoga with creative expression, employing energy... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Style Forrest Yoga
  • Participant Level Yoga Teachers Only
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring notebook, pens, something to take photos with, yoga blanket or large beach towel, and foam block.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

2:00pm

Unconditional Satisfaction
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Unconditional Satisfaction - I AM Yoga™, Amrit Yoga Nidra (Guided Meditation): In our goal-oriented society, we have trained ourselves to believe that happiness happens only when we achieve what we want. Our single-pointed focus on the end-result, which we have mistaken as the source of fulfillment, has us constantly leapfrogging over the only place satisfaction is possible: Now. Attend this workshop to learn practical & yogic-based techniques that unconditionally provide happiness, satisfaction and peace to every moment you are in, instead of waiting for temporary fulfillment available exclusively from the end-result. This session is open to yoga enthusiasts of all experience levels. Yoga Nidra ideally is experienced lying down, and can be done seated on the floor or seated comfortably in a chair. The session is a combination of correct understanding and direct experience.

Presenters
avatar for Kalindi Edwina Hoffmann

Kalindi Edwina Hoffmann

Director of Relations, Lead Teacher, Amrit Yoga Institute
Kalindi is a student of life on the path of love. Throughout her life she has passionately been committed to exploring the art of healing and self-mastery. Having trained at the Amrit Yoga Institute she has experienced the profound and transformational aspects of yoga as taught by Yogi Amrit Desai and Kamini Desai. For the past three years she has devoted herself to giving what she has received. Currently, she is the organization’s Director... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm

'Lila!' Yoga PlayGround
Limited Capacity seats available

"LILA, Yoga Playground" / Vinyasa Flow Practice / Tap into your CREATIVITY... LILA! Let's PLAY, get out of your thinking mind and into the feeling body…Approaching our yoga practice with a childlike sense of exploration and wonder, helps us face our fears from of a place of discovery. Release the grip that causes us to remain stagnant in our practice and life. Turn upside down and all around with back bends, headstands, handstands and more in a mindful and approachable way, that will leave you feeling empowered and inspired. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

Presenters
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Tymi Howard

International Yoga Teacher, Tymi Howard Yoga
TYMI HOWARD 500 E-RYT is an International Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Owner of Guruv Yoga Studios in the United States. Pioneering the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Central Florida, Tymi is dedicated to inspiring people to discover their life's purpose through the art of yoga with her Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Classes. Her dedication and influence is vast, inspiring students in China, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Bali... Read More →
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DJ Taz Rashid

Musician/DJ/Producer
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He lives in Chicago, IL but over the past years, he has been performing and DJing nationwide at events such as... Read More →

Artists
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

Musician/DJ/Producer
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He lives in Chicago, IL but over the past years, he has been performing and DJing nationwide at events such as... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Special Instructions to Particip Body, yoga mat, and great attitude. Blocks
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

2:00pm

The Art of Self-Expression & Intuitive Song Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

As we liberate our bodies, empower our voices and sing our heart’s truth, we tap into the natural flow of creativity that energizes, inspires and excites us. Through intuitive movements, tribal dance, chanting and singing, we open our hearts to joyful connection with ourselves and others. Since the beginning of time, tribes have come together in ceremonial dance and song to heal, grieve, forgive, bond and celebrate. We offer a sacred space to gather in circle, to see and be seen, to hear and be heard, to feel and be felt, to love and be loved!

Presenters
avatar for Sufey Chen

Sufey Chen

Director of 200 & 500-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Artist. Poetess. Bhakti Yogi. Doula. Eternal Student at @sufeyyoga., Sufey Yoga
Celebrated for her wild faith, free spirit and creative expression, Sufey is world renowned as an teacher trainer, energy healer, soul artist and shamanic priestess. | | From movement arts to song circles to medicine ceremonies, Sufey’s heart-centered offerings include inquisitive and insightful methodology designed to CHALLENGE, TRANSFORM and LIBERATE through prayer, pranayama, philosophy, play, poetry and inspired practice. Drawing from... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. | A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes

2:00pm

What It Is Like to Be a New Human
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the evolution of consciousness and what do we need to know in this day and time? What is "Awakening"? What is the "New Paradigm"? What do we consider "new" abilities, new skills, new jobs? What are the "upgrades" for and how to cope? What does it mean to be "multidimensional"? How do multidimensional minds work? What is 5D? How does 5D manifesting work? What are the 5D relationships? How to assist humanity and the Planet at this time and what can we do both individually and collectively? – these are some of the questions that will be covered in this interactive workshop and discussion led by Isabella A. Greene. The workshop will also include short relaxing meditation to activate the Heart followed by a powerful experience of energetic tune-up for the whole group.

Presenters
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Isabella Greene

Remote Soul Healer, Awakening Coach, Isabella A. Greene
Isabella A. Greene is a Starseed, a Lightworker, a Wayshower and a member of Team Light following her mission. | | After years of living in New York City and working in Financial Services Industry, Isabella had a re-awakening and became an accredited Life and Awakening Coach, Remote Soul Healer, Reiki Master, Mystic & Teacher. | | She now lives in Sedona and serves both interdimensionally | and worldwide. The story of her powerful... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Energy Medicine
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Props a few chairs (5-6) Two chairs and a table
  • Takeaway Heart-opening meditation recording and other useful hands-on tips
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring note books, sitting pillows and mats for laying on the floor. Eye masks are also recommended

2:00pm

Yoga Nidra
Limited Capacity seats available

Many traditions of yoga build heat in the body as a method of melting away toxins and tension-this is only half of the practice. YOGA NIDRA includes gentle (moon cycle) vinyasas to slow the body down, hip openers to release patterns from the deep muscle fascia and restorative poses to flood the body with vitality. The next step on this healing journey will be soothing pranayama and a guided yoga nidra practice designed to bring the body into a state of relaxation that is deeper than sleep. If you have been doing a lot of yoga and wonder why you are still fatigued, YOGA NIDRA will provide the RE-FUEL experience you are looking for.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Ivanhoe

Sara Ivanhoe

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe, M.A., is celebrating her 20-year teaching anniversary this year. To mark the occasion she completed graduate school with Loyola Marymount University's Inaugural class in Yoga Philosophy. She is the yoga spokesperson for "Weight Watchers", "Yoga for Dummies", "Crunch Yoga", and appeared as a series regular on "Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab", as a therapeutic instructor. Her mentor for Jnana Yoga is Dr. Christopher Key Chapple... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:15pm

Awaken Your Healing Voice
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

So many of us have stories about our voices. Some of us shut down our voices in response to the unkind or thoughtless words of a teacher or parent. Some of us learned to keep our feelings hidden because it wasn't safe to express them. Some of us have been struggling for years with chronic pain; unresolved emotional trauma; literally locking up our bodies with disease, discomfort, depression or more. Did you know your voice is one of the most powerful medicines available to you? Did you know that the very sound of your voice can help heal the deepest trauma and release the most stubborn blocks and emotional scars? Did you know that the sound of your own, uniquely beautiful voice can be a healing balm for yourself and others — and open a doorway to your soul? In this two hour hands-on experiential workshop, you will begin to identify and break through some of the limiting beliefs about yourself and your voice that have kept you from authentically expressing yourself with passion, authenticity and joy. Together, we will learn some simple, easy healing sound practices that will help you open to the beauty and power of your own healing voice.

Presenters
avatar for Ashana

Ashana

owner, The Sound of Ashana
Master Crystal Singing Bowl and Sacred Chant Artist, Sound Healer and Musician


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:30pm

Choco Vinyasa
Limited Capacity seats available

Choco Vinyasa is a journey within your body to experience movement, music, aroma, taste, sensuality, and freedom while igniting your spirit and balancing your chakra (energies in the body) Experience the freedom of passionate movements that allow you to express your emotions without reservation. Combining yoga, play and chocolate tasting creates a deeper appreciation for all your bodily senses, breaking away from the seriousness of life. During this juicy yoga class, you will move your body to live music as you taste 7 types of chocolate. Each chocolate will connect you with a different energy center within the body (chakras). The participants interact with each other by sharing their chocolates as well dancing together

Presenters
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Elka Haeckel

Elka Haeckel is an international yoga teacher leading teacher trainings, workshops and yoga retreats all over the globe. Elka Haeckel is also the creator of Yoga Samba Dance and Choco Vinyasa. Elka's classes are not a regular practice....Her teachings take students on an inner journey and are truly a transformative experience! Elka has a tremendous gift for bringing people together and uniting them in an unforgettable experience! She brings a... Read More →

Sponsors
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ChocolaTree

ChocolaTree is a Sanctuary where each Being can nurture their Authenticity. | |   We see a World of natural beauty where every child is born into a domain with clean air, pure water and their very own garden growing fresh foods in a splendid paradise! We all play a part in nurturing this Vision together as we make conscious choices that honor ourselves, the planet and each other.    Here are a few ways ChocolaTree upholds this... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:30pm

The Astrology of 2017
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class we will explore the major astrological transits present in 2017. We will look at the transits of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Chiron and the Nodes. We will also look at the Eclipses, Planetary Retrogrades and other significant moments in 2017. After this class you should come away with an idea of what is happening this year and more importantly how you can consciously work with the energies present so that 2017 can be a year of immense growth that arrives with grace and ease!

Presenters
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Divine Harmony

astrologer, writer, teacher, divine harmony
my background in depth psychology and spirituality inform my understanding, writing and teaching of astrology. i see astrology as an amazing tool for self-understanding, growth and evolution. to me the chart is a map of the Soul and you can see all kinds of things in it: your gifts, your lessons, your Light and your Shadow. becoming aware of all the parts of self so that they can work together in Unison is the goal- and astrology provides an... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Other
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • A/V Projector
  • Props some chairs
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a notebook and pen to take notes!

2:30pm

Southern Forms of Kalari Movement
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session we will introduce the first 3 Southern Empty Hands Forms, including the Salutation form. Native to the Southern Kerala practitioners of Kalarippayattu, these forms are now utilized to find peace and stability in times of stress. These standing sequences include turns, blocks, and kicks where we metaphorically eliminate obstacles that block our path through life. Kalaripayattu is known as Kalari in the West. It is an ancient martial and healing art that originated in Southern India thousands of years ago and has influences from the Druvidains and Aryans. There are references of Kalari (referred as martial techniques) in the ancient text The Vedas, the Mahabharata and Ramayana. The history of Kalari is of mythology, secrets, exploitation and experience passed through the generations. It is amazing that the art is still alive today given its difficult history. Being that Kalari is both a martial and a healing art, a practitioner or viewer has multiple paths to follow. We (Kalari Movement) choose to follow and teach the health and wellness aspects of Kalari. The art is life practice of preservation, to preserve ones-self and the life of others.

This is an on the land experience. Participants will travel with instructor, andell Rock Meet in lobby for shuttle.


Presenters
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Ardyce Taylor

Teacher / Herbalist, Kalari Movement
A fast flying vata pitta fire fairy with a passion for sharing. Throughout my life I’ve needed anchoring practices to balance my dosha and compliment my spirit. Wildcrafting medicinals from the land, quiet early mornings at the barn, fresh tracks in silent snow-covered forests and the wonderful vibes from my Kalari Movement family are what keeps me going. From giving my love to horses, to skiing frigid powder pillows and exploring the more... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Kalari
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Each form can be done in less than a minute. Repetition of these forms creates a meditative state that increases your awareness, focus and mood.
  • Special Instructions to Particip No mat is needed

3:00pm

Vajra Dhara Dance
Local Bellydance Troupe

Saturday March 11, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Heart Center Seva Stage

3:00pm

Partner Poses Games, Dance and Sing with Ali Geter
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Saturday March 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:00pm

Mantra & Shakti Goddess Stories
Presenters
avatar for Ana Pilar Cruz & Jamie Waggoner

Ana Pilar Cruz & Jamie Waggoner

Hello Shakti
CELEBRATING THE DIVINE FEMININE: Shakti is the empowering feminine energy that exists within & without our bodies – for creativity, love, healing, inspiration, protection & transformation. Hello Shakti combines storytelling, yoga practice and live drum-guided meditation for a crazy-fun-transformative experience that brings Goddess energy bone deep. Founding teachers Ana Pilar Cruz and Jamie Waggoner offer workshops, special class series... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Heart Center Seva Stage

4:15pm

Soul and Soma: Awakening the Power of Inner Wisdom & Rejuvenation in Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us as we explore the powerful teachings of Atma (Soul) and Soma (Water essence / Rejuvenation)  within YOGA and how we can bring more fluidity ( juiciness), restoring and rejuvenating power to our yoga practice and life. We will explore somatic principles of movement, yogic principles of rejuvenation, and a full embodied practice of asana, pranayama, meditation & chanting as we move deeper into the river of life within. Aum Somaye Namah …..

Presenters
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Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light, love and wisdom. His teaching is authentic and empowering, it comes from the heart, allowing students to connect deeply with their own inner power and light. Saul's... Read More →

Artists
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Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. | A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with... Read More →
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Natesh

Kirtan Wallah, Natesh Kirtan
Natesh is well-known for his blissful live kirtan – devotional call-and-response chanting – and professionally-recorded chants. He is a living example of the ecstatic heart, who has led kirtan at Bhakti Fest the past three years, as well as at Shakti Fest, Sedona Yoga Festival and a number of other festivals and conferences. 2016 has seen the addition of international kirtan events in India and Serbia. His kirtan events have been... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Canyon Ballroom A

4:30pm

Yin Sane
Limited Capacity seats available

Yin Sane: practice this mentally challenging class of long deep holds that increase flexibility and metal toughness and open the body like you never felt before…great compliment to your high energy classes: techniques I use to change the way my Pro's see their body and stretch. I use long deep holds to identify imbalances and weaknesses that can potentially become injuries. An amazing by product of the practice is the use of breath to deepen your stretch and injection of mental toughness and focus that all fitness professionals seem to thrive on.

Presenters
avatar for Gwen Lawrence

Gwen Lawrence

creator/owner, power yoga for sports
Gwen Lawrence is an internationally known yoga teacher/coach, author, TV personality known for her approachability, humor and ability | | "I transform lives from good to great, helping my clients reach their highest potential, using my 6 power yoga for sports philosophy's to Attain fitness, find Balance, Create goals, and Define personal happiness in work, school, family and life the way only an intuitive Yogi and seasoned MOM can... Read More →
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DJ Taz Rashid

Musician/DJ/Producer
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He lives in Chicago, IL but over the past years, he has been performing and DJing nationwide at events such as... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Release your Psoas and Back Pain
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Psoas muscles are often referred to as "the muscle of the soul." When the psoas and tight hip flexor muscles becomes contracted due to injuries, poor posture, prolonged sitting, or stress, it can alter the biomechanics of the pelvis and the lumbar, thoracic and even cervical vertebrae. Until these muscles are released the muscles may stay contracted and go into further shortening and spasm very easily. A functioning psoas muscle creates neutral pelvic alignment and provides greater mobility and strength. You will experience a feeling of relaxation in your hips and back as you practice and end with a relaxing yoga nidra.

Presenters
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Mimi Solaire

For eighteen years, I have been sharing the healing benefits of yoga through the practice of meditation, philosophy and asana. Physical and energy anatomy fascinate me which I incorporate into my classes. I teach a variety of styles from Yin/Restorative/Nidra to Hot Yoga and Aerial Yoga.


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Intro Talk to Vedic Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Vedic Meditation is derived from the Veda, the 5,000 year old body of wisdom and source of yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. During meditation, one experiences inner wakefulness beyond thought. Meditators describe this state as supreme inner contentment. The restfulness accompanying meditation is considerably deeper than that gained by sleeping. This profound rest allows deep-rooted stresses to dissolve naturally, bringing innumerable health benefits to the individual. The integration of bliss consciousness and deeper levels of rest with one’s dynamic daily activity allows the meditator to become less stressed, more creative, more productive, and more adaptable to the demands of life.

Presenters
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Yashoda Devi Ma

Founder, Yashoda Devi Ma
About Yashoda Devi Ma: Yashoda Devi Ma was a Health and Fitness Expert for fifteen years in Beverly Hills, Ca. After twelve years of working with Chiropractors, Physical Therapist and high profile clients she decided there was a need to go deeper within the transformational realm. Yashoda discovered Vedic Meditation. Within three short years of meditating she was inspired to close her business and disappear from the scene allowing for her to find... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Simple Pranayama to help relieve stress and soothe the mind/body.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Something comfortable to it on for a lecture

4:30pm

Community Oriented Partner & Acro Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the gift of Partner & Acro Yoga: they cannot be practiced alone. You need to find partners, engage them and learn together. Re-discovered at the dawn of the 21st century, Partner and Acro Yoga go beyond individual yoga practice because they teach us team work and help us to rebuild the fabric of community. At a time when yoga can easily become an individualized quest, Partner & Acro Yoga are a timely opportunity to get off the rectangular mat and share the more circular, spiraling, tribal space of re-inventing together new body choreographies, new games and new ways of community spirit. Families, spouses, partners and friends all discover new and exciting ways of mutual understanding and communication. Partner and Acro Yogas are non-verbal experiences that bypass the mind and re-awaken deep levels of body & emotional intelligence. If you listen attentively, you will find many opportunities to give & receive, to experience the balance of gravity & levity, to feel physical strength and yet develop extreme sensibility. A world-wide movement with several schools, Acro Yoga and a variety of other partner yogas can now be seen practiced in many public parks. They are a global language bridging across continents & cultures. Give them a try!

Presenters
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AYA Sheevaya

Sedona School of Sacred Geometry - Anjali Yoga
Life is such a wonder-ful orchestra of dancing Beauty! Thank You Universe and Great Spirit of All Beings for the gift of being alive & conscious on Mother Earth now! Thank you for loving each other as One! | A native of France, Aya is a mandala artist, celebration yogi and co-creator of Sacred Geometry, who has dedicated his human life to global service and sacred arts education. | | • In 1985, in Santa Monica, CA, Aya received a... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Style Partner Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway A special Standing Up Partner Flow that can be taken home and practiced in five minutes.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring your smiles and sense of playfulness.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

4:30pm

Eating Seasonally
Limited Capacity seats available

A strong and healthy body is not only supportive of your yoga practice, but beyond, it is key to your wellbeing. This session will give you a practical overview and understanding on how the inherent qualities and traits of foods, related to the five Ayurvedic elements, have an impact on your body and mind constitution. Based on these principles, you’ll learn how to make better nutritional choices based on your unique constitution, the season of year, and the stage of life you are in.

Presenters
avatar for Douchka Lecot

Douchka Lecot

CO-Founder, Yana Shala
With over a 10-year experience in yoga and Ayurveda, I'm an eternal student of life, and my greatest passion and truest mission is sharing my experiential and universal yoga and practical tools with others. I'm always researching, exploring, questioning, and trying out therapies, systems and techniques that could enhance my life experience and support a deeper and better understanding of the Self, within the practicality of a modern lifestyle... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Free and Open to the Public
  • Style Ayurveda
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • A/V White board and dry markers
  • Takeaway Paying attention to the qualities (gunas and 6 tastes) of foods in daily cooking and/or eating.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring along a tablet, laptop or smart phone to connect to the Internet

4:30pm

Laya: Lighting the Fire and Melting the Obstacles
Limited Capacity seats available

This training will delve into the chakras (energy centers) as archetypes of our psychology, as well as portals into puri cation and becoming power. You will leave with an understanding of kundalini and laya yoga. You will become intimate with the enormous potentiality of the subtle body which permeates, enlivens, and informs the physical, emotional and mental bodies. You will access untapped wisdom, power and dormant potentials by working with the chakras, exploring the various levels of meaning/archetypes in their symbolism and within your own personal embodiment and “story.” We will also use the chakras as reference points for systematic relaxation, restoring energy, and overcoming symptoms of stress and past stored events.

Presenters
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Katie Silcox

Founder, Shakti School
Katie Silcox is the author of the up-coming book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy - Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also a nationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer for Yoga Journal., and a senior teacher within the Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineage under Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Katie was named one of San Francisco's Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, and one of "70 Yogis Changing the World" in Origin Magazine... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Open hips, open Heart!
Limited Capacity seats available

Open hips, open Heart! An open heart is the goal of all yogis! However, tension, stress and the rigors of daily activities make it challenging to physically experience an open heart. From poor posture to tight hip flexors, we become limited in fully opening up to the world around us. Through back bending the energy of the 4th Chakra can flow and open with love, compassion, and confidence! This backbend class mindfully opens the hip flexors while leading into several heart opening (back bends) postures. We will workshop several advanced back bends including hollow back and drop backs.

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

Yoga instructor
Born in Albuquerque, NM, Anton lives in Phoenix, AZ teaching vinyasa classes at Modern Yoga, The Madison Improvement Club and Moksha Yoga Phx. He has a degree in Kinesiology (Anatomy & Physiology) from Arizona State University. He teaches for several teacher training programs and travels around the country teaching workshops and at festivals.    "I believe Yoga is a transformational practice that encourages us to look inward to... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

Sacred Lotus Re-Birthing - Healing the First Wound of Separation
Limited Capacity filling up

During a guided meditation I will take you back to the time before conception and back into your mother’s womb. By using visualization and specific breath-work you wil get important insights regarding your birthing process and experiences in the womb. Often your mother's womb is the place where you got wounded emotionally for the very first time, because you did not feel supported, nourished or protected. We will nourish you as a spiritual fetus during pregnancy and heal the umbilical cord, your life support system in the womb. Because the vitality of our spiritual body, is heavily dependent on its nourishment during our time in the womb, we will feed our spiritual baby with the energy from Universal chi, Earth chi, and Cosmic chi. We will also focus on the importance of the placenta to you as a newborn. Most babies in the Western world miss out on a very vital part of themselves from the first moment they enter this world because the medical “industry” makes big money out of selling what is rightfully yours! During the Sacred Lotus Re-Birthing you will profoundly re-connect with this vital life force, your placenta, in a cocoon of unconditional love and respect. The placenta is your first connection and interface to the 3D world, its role is to nourish, support, and keep you safe. It feeds you, and is there for you, providing all you need to survive, to grow, and to be born. The placenta is your guardian, sustainer and protector. When your umbilical cord is prematurely cut, you are separated from your life force and soul connection, still pulsing through the cord connecting us to our first SOUL MATE (our placenta). And this separation creates fear, born out of disrespect, ignorance and contempt for the deeper connection between life, love, mother and child. The loss, abandonment, and grief that you can experience in your mind and body as you enter this world brutally and prematurely cut off from the nurturing, unconditionally loving envelope of the placenta in the womb is a huge conditioning and loss for you that can affect your life. You actually experience these emotions for the first time in the body in this action of cutting off of placenta cords, for before this you – placenta, womb and mother were one. It is your first separation in this world. The placenta also holds an aspect of your twin soul or divine double connection, for the first experience you have on the earth plane of your twin soul is the placenta in the womb that we first bonded with. When the trauma of this separation is healed, you can deeply relax and let go, as you find this connection within yourself, and no longer feel so drawn (like most people) to find this connection outside yourself…you feel your own source of nourishment and deep inner peace, comfort, and contentment that you may look outside for, in intimate relationship within yourself. You no longer feel the desperate need for another, to find yourself in somebody outside of your own self. This allows you to engage in life with a new sense of freedom, peace, and balance found from healing your inner loss at this deep separation.

Presenters
avatar for Sandra Rolus

Sandra Rolus

Womb Healing & Sexual De-Armoring
Sandra is a Womb Keeper, Reiki & Seichem Master (Tera-Mai), Dakini and true Lover of Life. Her facilitation is filled with radiant power and infused with an incredible angelic force of gentleness & kindness. Her presence is love and you immediately feel safe to go deep and let go into her energetic embrace. She is a beautiful carrier of the Divine Feminine magic. The teachings she relays and healing methods she teaches have been thoroughly... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Medicine
  • Style Healing
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Props Meditation pillows or chairs
  • Takeaway Self healing breath-work technique
  • Special Instructions to Particip Mat, pillow, blanket

4:30pm

Impact of Yoga on Lymphatic/ CranioSacral Balance
Limited Capacity filling up

Balance of the lymph system is critical to vitality & health. It is responsible for healthy immunity,detoxification, and regeneration of tissue. When lymph becomes toxic either because of poor habits or trauma, it stagnates, accumulates, thickens, hardens and crystalizes. Cellular function deteriorates and the disease process begins. Craniosacral Balancing is based on the motion coming from the filling and emptying of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord. It facilitates the body's self healing mechanism to correct negative affects of stress on the body. In this class you will be learning anatomy & physiology of the the craniosacral system,

Presenters
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Beth-ellen Zang

Founding Director, Massage Therapy practice and Continuing education
Beth-ellen Zang LMT, AHE, CNC,CMCE Founding Director of Sedona College of Natural Health. I have been studying and practicing natural living And healthcaresince 1965. My studie s and practice include organic gardening, whole food preparation, holistic nutrition, herbal remedies, meditation, exercise, lifestyle awareness, oriental medicine, ayurveda and bodywork. Modalities include Advanced CranioSacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

The Bhagavad Gita: The Story and The Lessons and YOU!
Limited Capacity seats available

What do YOU have to do with the Bhagavad Gita? Well surprisingly, the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are Facebook familiar to us! This workshop will offer a storytelling and conversation around the beloved Vedic text, the Bhagavad Gita as it pertains to our contemporary lives. Hear the story and the lessons that have supported and comforted seekers of every culture for thousands of years. A meditation will be offered for contemplation and clarification of one’s dharma/purpose.

Presenters
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Tracy Rhinehart

YOGAkron 108/Elevate Akron
Tracy Rhinehart, RYT 500, CCYT creates empowering and inspiring yoga experiences that allow people to find joy, feel freedom and express their brightest self. Her teaching is an offering of love to her students as well as an offering of gratitude towards her own teachers who guided her through the entanglement of life’s lessons. Tracy’s home is in Akron OH where she teaches Power yoga, Vinyasa yoga, yin yoga and yoga for kids at Yoga Bliss... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

4:30pm

The Guru Within: Developing a Home Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

The sanskrit word Guru translates to dispeller of darkness and is used to refer to someone we view as a guide or teacher. In the yoga tradition the greatest guru of all, is the one dwelling within ourselves. The ability to listen to our bodies, uncover our inner wisdom, and hear our own intuition are the benefits of unlocking the teacher within. While it may be intimidating to attempt a practice without the guidance of an instructor, it is a necessary step in the transition from taking yoga classes to living a yoga lifestyle. Through the discipline of a personal home practice and dedication to yogic living, we gain access to experiencing harmony and balance within our everyday lives. In this session, Ash will introduce the foundations for exploring a regular home yoga practice through personal inquiry. Discussion will also include the philosophical disciplines of yoga and tools for living your yoga off the mat. Please bring a journal or notepad. Participants will receive an interactive handout that will assist in mapping out a practice plan and bring to light areas of focus unique to each individual.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cotrell

Ashley Cotrell

The Yoga Couple
Ashley Cottrell is known for her inspirational style of teaching that incorporates not only the physical aspects of yoga, but also the spiritual. Found on social media as The Yoga Couple with her husband Mathew, Ashley shares her love of yoga with the world through live and recorded classes. She has been a featured writer for both Elephant Journal and Yoganonymous, as well as a presenter for Yoga Alliance. Inspired by a personal testimony of... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Canyon Ballroom B
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Interactive worksheet we will do together on creating and sticking to a home practice that I encourage students to use until it's no longer needed
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring notebook, pens, and something to sit on if needed.

5:00pm

Sanqunsani
Local Musician

Saturday March 11, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Heart Center Seva Stage

6:00pm

Healthy Happy Hour

Join us on the terrace at the Collective Sedona for a little mingle and networking... A conscious social, yogis gathering to share the vibe, save the world and enjoy the spectacular views!     Cash Yogi Bar with High Vibe beverages and a small buffet, along with a few short daily announcements from Marc/Heather, and an extemporaneous dharma talk or two...  

What do they call a gathering of several hundred consciousness evolvers on a terrace in Sedona... ? :-|

I don't know either... But maybe we will find out!  And we can try one of Bruce's Purium Cherry Spirulina Mud Slides!

Namaste. 

(meal/drink tickets for the buffet can be purchased anytime at the SYF Store and/or at the yogi bar.)


Presenters
avatar for Jeff Breakey

Jeff Breakey

Black Diamond, Purium Health Products
I've been a health and nutrition educator and coach since 1980, and I'm a nature enthusiast and a wilderness adventurer. I am also an entrepreneur and a professional in Network Marketing. With personal earnings of over four million dollars I've helped dozens of people create a lifestyle of freedom with substantial residual incomes. More importantly, I can show anyone how the right network marketing business can generate an extra $500 to $1,000... Read More →

Sponsors
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Aumbase Purium

Aumbase, Inc. - Purium Distributer
Please check out the website link to see what its all about!   | | Purium Superfoods Available NOW at Aumbase Sedona, a center for consciousness evolution. Featuring Guided Yoga Hikes, Sedona Tours, Land & Hiking Tours, Yoga Retreats & Local Sedona Yoga Classes. All things yoga in Sedona; your personal transformation awaits! Home of Aumbase Sedona Adventures, we are your one-stop to awaken your yoga in Sedona.


Saturday March 11, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

7:30pm

Journey into the Heart of Yoga with Mark Whitwell
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Master Yoga Teacher Mark Whitwell says, “Yoga is Love” and EVERYBODY can do yoga and would benefit immensely from adopting a yoga practice that is suited for their individual needs. Open to all levels this is an experience in practical yoga. If you’re serious, it’s easy! Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone. Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can integrate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experience. 

Presenters
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

Founder, Heart of Yoga
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya "the teacher of the teachers," notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Natesh

Natesh

Kirtan Wallah, Natesh Kirtan
Natesh is well-known for his blissful live kirtan – devotional call-and-response chanting – and professionally-recorded chants. He is a living example of the ecstatic heart, who has led kirtan at Bhakti Fest the past three years, as well as at Shakti Fest, Sedona Yoga Festival and a number of other festivals and conferences. 2016 has seen the addition of international kirtan events in India and Serbia. His kirtan events have been... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

7:45pm

Restore, Recharge, Reboot
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Relax, release and rejuvenate your mind and body with this yoga class that is great for all yogis (even those new to yoga). This class will simplify the classic poses of yoga while moving and opening tight areas of the body through some gentle flowing sequences. Good form and explanation of alignment in the postures will be demonstrated and many variations will be offered to accommodate a wide variety of body types, activity levels and varying degrees of ability. Come and unwind with this calming, much needed style of yoga in today's busy society and leave feeling refreshed yet cool, calm and collected!Perfect for seniors and womenwho are pregnant, practitioners who have been inactive, or those who are simply looking for a more relaxed and laid back workout prefer gentle yoga over any other yoga form.

Presenters
avatar for Alan Alcid

Alan Alcid

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Unit
My name is Alan – I love yoga! I truly do. I love yoga for it has helped me become the person I am today and also for how I have witnessed others transform. For a long time, I dabbled in yoga. I fit it in where I could, given a super busy schedule as a Photographer and Web Designer. | | He first unrolled his mat in 2007 and, in that moment, the course of his life was changed for the better. The practice and philosophy of yoga resonated... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Restorative Yoga
  • Participant Level Beginner
  • Takeaway Shorter version of the poses will be given (handout)
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring their mat, blanket and their presence of mind. Blocks and straps if desired.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00pm

Gong: The Sound Healing Way
Limited Capacity seats available

Gong: The Sound Healing Way
Relax, Reset, Feel, Be and Belong. Join me in a Sound Journey that detoxes, awakens and rejuvenates the body. Our bodies crave sound to bring natural order to our system. It is a different world today. In today's society we are infused with digital music, (sounds created by numbers) cell phone/ TV waves, noise that is unnatural, emotions which are not ours, even electricity currents that entrain our bodies to 60 hz., We can NOT choose what comes into our bodies, and we can’t rid them with our minds. So we use vibration to naturally restore the body, cells, heart, lungs etc. to it’s natural vibration. What does not belong comes up to get out. Gongs are the most powerful Sound Healing instrument because they creates so many nutrients, through vibrations, overtones, frequencies that the body can pick and choose what is needed for it’s healing This is not about “Thinking and Doing” but “Feeling and Being” an unfamiliar state in our busy lives, but so important for our health and well being.

The way Gongster plays the Gongs is a yoga nidra style. Like a wave that peaks (buiding sounds) and descends (releasing sounds). Theta waves (relaxed yet awake) will enable the brain to entrain to a more peaceful brain state. awww… Meditation made easily and effortlessly.

Gongster's Sound treatment is a personal journey that touches the delicate Strings of our soul. Awakens spanless creative powers in us; changes us, our lives and the lives of people around us When we are in harmony, our health returns, our light shines, we become centered, & awake Raising our consciousness here on earth and dimensions beyond. Gongster is NOT about a ”physical" practice and there is no crashing or banging of the gongs. All you need is a mat, blanket, and comfortable clothing.

Benefits of a Sound Session:
  • Sound hydrates the tissue 
  • Sound helps the body stay more liquid. 
  • Improved overall alignment. 
  • Sound speaks directly to the innate intelligence of the person. 
  • Sound compliments and enhances other mind body therapies. 
  • Sound improves circulation and oxygenation. 
  • Sound helps dissolve historically held memories in tissue. 
  • A deeper rest and relaxation is obtained. 
  • A balancing of the electro-magnetic field. 
  • Pain is often released.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Lippincott

Lisa Lippincott

Sound Healer/XPilot/Gong Distributer/ ♥ Tone of Life Gongs/Sound Healing Degree, Gongster LLC
-Gongster's Sound treatment is a personal journey that touches the delicate Strings of our soul. | -It awakens spanless creative powers in us...It changes us, our lives and the lives of people around us. | -When we are in harmony, our health returns, our light shines, we become centered, and awake. Raising our consciousness here on earth and dimensions beyond. | | E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500 | Owner Gongster LLC. | Gong: The Sound... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Canyon Ballroom A

8:00pm

Love Tribe Vibes Kirtan
Limited Capacity seats available

Sal Nunz, who is a devoted Yoga instructor, is passionate about bringing people together, no matter, their path, in the journey of life. He founded the Love Tribe: Hearts Open No Matter What red bracelets after ending his yoga sessions with the phrase “Hearts Open No Matter What.” The red wristbands, which initially were made for Nunz’ yoga class, turned into a movement and as of today he has given out close to 40,000 bands in the USA, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Uganda, Palestine, Israel, Australia, Thailand, Sweden, China, Norway, Bulgaria, Africa, and Germany.

“Everything I do, whether it’s my music, my Yoga, or my books, is about living authentically and maintaining an open heart.

Presenters
avatar for Sal Nunz

Sal Nunz

Yogi rock star Sal Nunz is author of the albums Wide Open and Own Trip. He specializes in teaching yoga for people in recovery and is the co-founder, along with Ravi Singh & Ana Brett of the new website Love Tribe Vibes (.com). Sal's philosophy is "open hearts no matter what." He is dedicated to helping people to recognize that we are all on the same journey and that we can help one another to live lives full of self discovery, diversity, and... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00pm

Dixon's Violin!! followed by Max Ribner Band
Limited Capacity seats available

With special opening performance by White Lotus Bellydance~ 

You've never heard violin like this! The world's premier visionary violinist, Dixon's life mission is to inspire people - and he has done so across North America, including giving three TED talks/performances, ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looper to create an all-live one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation.

See his preview demo video at https://www.facebook.com/dixonsviolin/videos/978907622181581/

"The most beautiful sound in Sherwood Forest" - Electric Forest Festival
"Dixon's Violin is a journey of transformation, unlike anything else", Alex Grey / Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
"The violinist that is changing the world" - Preserve the Future

And then!!! Max Ribner Band!
"The most inspiring, heart-opening and powerful production that I have ever been a part of! This is much more than entertainment, it is a Movement - a portal to unify our community in peace, love and encouragement - it is time to spark your inner fire and let your purpose 'Leap to Flame'! Lets do it together!!!"

Medicine For the People band member Max Ribner is honored to offer a piece of his peaceful at the Sedona Music Festival. Studying and graduating at Berklee College of Music, Max has learned to intertwine the intricacies of rhythm & melody into a steady and simple stream of song infused with genres of Soul, Funk, Jazz and World influence. One of the main intentions of why he brings this music here on earth is to create community, connection and a sense of purpose to our people.  So join Max Ribner Band Saturday, March 11th for a opportunity to expand, dance, sing & form a circle much bigger than ourselves. Together we build a bridge.
To hear & watch clips visit: www.MaxRibnerBand.com 



Presenters
avatar for Dixon's Violin

Dixon's Violin

Performing Artist, Music Shaman, Visionary Violin
You've never heard violin like this! The world's premier visionary violinist, Dixon's life mission is to inspire people - and he has done so across North America, including giving three TED talks/performances, ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Max Ribner

Max Ribner

Medicine For the People band member Max Ribner is honored to offer a piece of his peaceful at the Sedona Music Festival. Studying and graduating at Berklee College of Music, Max has learned to intertwine the intricacies of rhythm & melody into a steady and simple stream of song infused with genres of Soul, Funk, Jazz and World influence. One of the main intentions of why he brings this music here on earth is to create community, connection and... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00pm - 10:15pm
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
 
Sunday, March 12
 

6:15am

Heart Centered Vinyasa Flow- SUNRISE YOGA
Heart Centered Vinyasa Flow is a heart opening practice of intention. The practice begins with a meditation and intention setting through creative visualization. This practice will slowly build heat in the body allowing you to move at your own pace. Allow yourself to develop your own personal flow as we support each other's greatness. One breath at a time, we learn to trust and surrender.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin Naidoo

Kevin Naidoo

Love Light Liberation, Kevinnaidooyoga
Kevin Naidoo is a true traveller. Having hitchhiked across 50 countries, it’s no surprise his family calls him as a nomad. Kevin lives his life through his heart. Fascinated by cultures, traditions and spirituality, Kevin’s adventures have taken him from living on remote islands, trekking across Africa and bathing in the Ganges. The combination of travelling and yoga have always connected him with his true self. | Kevin was first introduced... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 6:15am - 7:15am
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

6:15am

Self-Love Meditation Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a trip to the spa for your brain. Experience deep relaxation and a letting go emotionally and mentally. Connect to your center and open your heart space to self-love. You will be gently guided through a loving-kindness metta practice with binaural beat music to experience tangible inner peace and love. Buddha said it best; "No one is more deserving of your love and compassion than yourself." Loving yourself is the healthiest thing you could possibly do. Treat yourself and leave refreshed and revitalized.

Presenters
avatar for Kathryn Remati

Kathryn Remati

Founder, Tranquil Me Meditation App
Kathryn's guided meditations have a deep and lasting effect on the mind, body and spirit. Always a relaxing experience, she is a true master at leading even the most stressed among us to our center of calm. Meditating since age 16, Kathryn is a passionate meditation instructor that brings decades of experience into her classes. Based in San Francisco, she teaches at Kaiser Permanente and yoga studios. She is also a published writer. You may have... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 6:15am - 7:15am
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway I will explain a simple 10 min breath meditation that can be applied to their daily life at the end of the session. A life skill takeaway.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Be prepared for deep relaxation with yoga mat and any bolsters you need for total comfort. Bring scarf and socks, as body temperature will drop in deep meditative state.

7:30am

Sedona Mystical Journey with Mark Griffon
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The tour with Mark will include an explanation of how the vortex influence our physiology and why we feel different when interacting with them in some capacity. It will include the use of sound instruments to enhance one;s connection and opening to these energy fields. Also, simple guided visualization exercises, including breathing techniques. He will take you to different locations in the same general area to expose you to the varying frequency shifts that stimulate the chakras. 

www.sedonamysticaltours.com

This is an on the land experience. Participants will travel with instructor. Meet in lobby for shuttle.

Sunday March 12, 2017 7:30am - 9:30am
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

7:30am

Mindfulness Yoga Hike
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Elevate your yoga to new heights. Starting with a meditation, a short hike up in the beautiful Sedona trails. This session will be suitable for all level. Leading with a warm up Hatha Yoga session and continue on a energizing flow and meditation. Enjoy yoga on the beautiful Sedona. Breathe in fresh air and be one with nature!

This is an on the land experience. Participants will travel with instructor, and be guided by Aumbase Sedona Coconino Nat'l FS permitted guide Suzi Minor to Yavapai Trail. Meet in lobby for shuttle.

Presenters
avatar for Alan Alcid

Alan Alcid

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Unit
My name is Alan – I love yoga! I truly do. I love yoga for it has helped me become the person I am today and also for how I have witnessed others transform. For a long time, I dabbled in yoga. I fit it in where I could, given a super busy schedule as a Photographer and Web Designer. | | He first unrolled his mat in 2007 and, in that moment, the course of his life was changed for the better. The practice and philosophy of yoga resonated... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 7:30am - 10:00am
Coconino Nat'l Forest Service Land

8:00am

Abs, Inversions & Laughter
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Whether you're still working your inversions on the wall or you're holding them in the middle of the room, there's something in this workshop to help boost your love and endurance of handstands safely and efficiently. In this workshop we will explore extensive core exercises, build on trust and balance, work on alignment based inversions, presses and mounts to handstand, spotting, as well as the use of props, partners and more! Must have 6 months of practice and a willingness to play upside down!

Presenters
avatar for Jill and Angela Baumgardner

Jill and Angela Baumgardner

Founders, Kula Movement
Jill and Angela Baumgardner, sisters, business partner's, and best friends have shared the path of yoga their whole life. First practiced with their mom in the early 90's, they went on to multiple teacher trainings in AcroYoga, Forrest Yoga, Prenatal, Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga. Ana Forrest, whom they have assisted nationally and internationally has greatly influenced their teaching, as well as their passion for AcroYoga's sense of community... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Energy Track, Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Style Forrest Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway pranayama and asana exercises.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring a mat, and any props you desire.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

8:00am

Dynamic Meditation (moving the chakras)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Dynamic Meditation is an active morning meditation using breath, sound and movement to unlock and release unwanted emotional and behavior patterns. It creates an opening of spiritual transformation through the body side of the mind-body-spirit trilogy. It can help identify blocks and soften or eliminate them so that healing and transformation can occur. The meditation will be an introductory half-hour active exercise, with eyes closed and focused on the inner state. There are five stages: chaotic and deep breathing, cathartic emotional release, upward energy flow and calling in of the divine (HU), witnessing, and celebration. It uses the breath to energize energies stored in our cells, memory energies that contain patterns of outdated behavior. This is an excellent practice for reclaiming centeredness when distracted by life dramas.

Presenters
avatar for Barry Kerr and & Kristine Gay

Barry Kerr and & Kristine Gay

Transformation coaches, Energy healers, and Astrologers, Choose Conscious Living


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Energy Track, Meditation Track
  • Style Energy Medicine
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Yes, there is an abbreviated version of this process that can be done in ten minutes.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Wear loose clothing and footwear that will protect your feet as we will be jumping and bouncing alot. This is a modified half-hour, highly active and vocal, deep breathing process with a period of silence within it. Though typically resulting in a pleasant feeling, please do not attend if currently you are experiencing trauma or crisis.

8:00am

Live From Your Core: Tapping Into the Power of Your Body's Wisdom
Limited Capacity seats available

“Trust your gut.” We’ve all heard the expression, or used it in our own lives. Whether facing a critical business decision, a life-altering choice about an intimate relationship, or are simply wanting to communicate more effectively with loved ones, CROCU/CoreMindfulness is a tool the provides a unique, holistic approach to tap into the power of the core. Infusing modern medical discoveries with insights from ancient spiritual practices, CROCU/CoreMindfulness provides a simple way to reconnect the inner and outer voices of your life. It is the bridge between human aspiration, vision, and action. The daily practice energizes the body and removes blocks or hindrances to self-expression by reconnecting you to your core: your core values, core mission, core purpose. Once mastered, the practice takes less than 3 minutes a day.

In this introductory session you will learn:
- simple techniques to reconnect to your body's core through CROCU
- scientific and spiritual insights into the power of the core - the importance of the body/mind/heart/spirit connection
- how CROCU can help simplify decision-making, set priorities and goals, and maximize the value of your time
- how to reclaim and integrate your CoreVoice
- your fullest creative self-expression - free from fear, worry or inner criticism
- how CROCU can help you achieve greater emotional calm, presence, and effectiveness, especially in emotionally charged situations

Presenters
avatar for Shyla Stewart

Shyla Stewart

International speaker, holistic trainer, and acclaimed performing artist Shyla Nelson Stewart joins SYF for a special global relaunch of her CROCU/CoreMind programs, which she has taught to tens of thousands worldwide over the last 20 years. Shyla's CROCU clients include hall-of-fame rock musicians, inspirational speakers, and global thought leaders who have reconnected to their Core through the simple but powerful daily practice she... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip wear comfortable clothing

8:00am

Ananda Flow: Interconnected—Finding bliss through the fluidity of asana, the power of myth and the ecstasy of chant.
Limited Capacity seats available

Through the confluence of vinyasa flow, myth, and meditation, we will be exploring the story of Ṡvetaketu from the Chañdogya Upaniṣad. The young scholar learns about the underlying unitary source, beyond shape and form, within everything and everyone and learns the three words that express the ultimate reality, "Tat Tvam Asi" or "You are that." We will be flowing through a vinyasa practice incorporating backbends, hip-openers, forward bends, as well as mantra and meditation. All levels welcome.

Presenters
avatar for Erika Burkhalter

Erika Burkhalter

Yoga Teacher
Erika Burkhalter, MA Yoga Studies, MS Neuropsychology, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga since 1999, and exploring its practices since childhood. Erika teaches at Yoga Works, Costa Mesa, and also teaches for Loyola Marymount University's Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program, as well as offering philosophy and āsana intensives to a variety of yoga teacher training programs in Southern California. A graduate of Loyola Marymount’s inaugural... Read More →
avatar for Mental Physix

Mental Physix

Deep Beats & Yoga
The third eye is the invisible brow chakra thought to provide perception into esoteric, mystical domains. If there was a third ear, it would hear sounds similar to Mental Physix's deep beats... Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo from Southern California, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). They perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience - with both the yogis and the DJs... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Angels in the Afterlife
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the last fifteen years, Sunny Dawn Johnston has performed hundreds of readings for clients where she’s communicated with angels, guides, and their loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. The constant theme she receives from all of these divine entities and loved ones is this: Love never ends; fear exists only in this world.
In this workshop Sunny will show you how to:
• learn to listen to your own inner truth and intuition
• learn the language of the spirit world
• cultivate a spiritual connection with loved ones who have passed on
• will address what happens before during and after the death process
• help you release any fears around death
Class attendees will learn how to overcome the biggest obstacle to seeing Love as the central force in the universe: their own lack of self-love. Through her inspirational stories and teachings, Sunny will remind you that even in moments of adversity, we are not alone; our angels, guides, and loved ones who have crossed over are here to help us. Sunny will be accompanied by her musician Kris Voelker who will assist in shifting your energy to a higher vibration which will help you to connect with your loved ones.
This class is highly experiential.

Presenters
avatar for Sunny Dawn Johnston

Sunny Dawn Johnston

Spiritual Teacher, Psychic Medium, Author, Sunny Dawn Johnston
Sunny Dawn Johnston is an internationally renowned author, dynamic and engaging inspirational speaker and gifted psychic medium. Since early childhood, Sunny has always know she was different and destined to do great things. As a teenager she possessed an innate wisdom, awareness and curiosity of the Angelic realm and Spirit world. While she fought those gifts for many years, Spirit ultimately won and today Sunny is dedicated to teaching others... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Clearing core conditioning
Limited Capacity seats available

The session begins with a guided meditation in order to deepen into presence with multiple layers of your being. You will access physical and energetic layers, emotional and metal bodies. You will access subtle imbalances and blocked in the chakras. This session incorporates guided imagery, to bring participants to a state of deep peace and true sense of self and oneness with all that is.  It involves unwinding of blocked energy through multiple layers and gaining insights into what was stuck. This session teaches a form of meditation that allows for continuation of this work at home.

Presenters
avatar for Sitara Van Block

Sitara Van Block

Light of Truth
Sitara Van Block has taught yoga internationally for over 25 years, and practiced Transpersonal Psychology for 20 years. She leads retreats internationally and has taught Masters degree Students in Transpersonal Psychology. Her Kid Yoga DVD's are number one best sellers on Amazon in the Kids yoga category. She is a mom of teenagers, originally from South Africa and based in Sedona for the last 23 years.


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Canyon Ballroom B

8:00am

Himalayan School of Yoga traditional Hatha Yoga Class
Limited Capacity seats available

With a holistic approach combining asanas, pranayama, chanting, meditation and effective guidance about diet, Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga’s programs are designed to bring knowledge and direct experience of peace and health to its sincere practitioners. HSTY remains loyal to the original teachings of Yoga, as it existed eons ago. At its core, HSTY is all about simplicity and about being natural. A yogi is natural, i.e. a state where the body, mind and soul are in unison. This leads to health and equanimity, a state where we are happy and without anxieties, anger or stress. We do not look at Yoga as exercise, rather as a set of practices that help take one back to his/her original state.

Accordingly, the sessions would broadly include:

  • Light Yogic exercises that are effective warm up exercises to prepare the body for more demanding Yogic postures. Light yogic exercises  also cleanse the meridians in the subtle body  
  • Selected Yoga postures (asanas) and Pranayama, with insights about nadis (meridians) and chakras and effective cleansing of the same
  • Sun Salutations (surya namaskar)
  • Yoga Nidra with mantra chanting (aimed at activating centres in the cortex of the brain  for effective relaxation and soaking in the effects of entire Yoga practice)

Traditional yoga is easy for people to adopt into their daily lives and benefit from the practice. Systematic practice of traditional yoga helps people activate the witnessing state of mind, live in gratitude and surrender and obtain relief from physical, mental or psychosomatic illnesses.


Presenters
avatar for Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan is a certified Yoga Instructor, President of an international charity ACT Foundation and an active member of the international spiritual mission of her husband and Spiritual Master Mohanji from its onset in 2007. She is also one of the core members of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY), an initiative of Mohanji Foundation to propagate traditional yoga, i.e. the essence of yoga as per the original... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Love & Service - Full Body Prayer
Limited Capacity seats available

A yogic lifestyle (via love & service) is a full-body prayer. This trauma-informed healing session integrates the ancient eastern wisdom traditions of yoga and ayurveda with western tools for recovery to enhance the participant's understanding of yoga as therapy for recovery. This session offers a trauma-sensitive framework weaving specific practices (asana, pranayama, mindfulness, etc.) designed to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and other co-occurring symptoms. We will explore a comprehensive approach to emotional sobriety by embodying concepts including surrender, letting go, acceptance, growth, awakening, gratitude, and selfless service as an inquiry into the physical, energetic, mental and emotional body. Come discover the interaction between body, breath, mind, intellect, and emotions - moving towards integrated health and well-being.

Presenters
avatar for Katherine McHugh

Katherine McHugh

Executive Director, Cape Cod Center For Well-Being, LLC


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, FITNESS, LADCI, LMHC, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Trauma Training Track
  • Style Yoga Therapy
  • Takeaway Certain of the practices are easily replicable. I will bring handouts. This is an introduction to a 100 hour yoga as therapy for recovery training and a yoga for recovery workshop we offer.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring whatever you need, and regularly use for your practice, you might want to bring a journal

8:00am

Yin Yoga with Ayurvedic Marma Point Therapy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Did you know one of the reasons you feel so good after a yoga class is because you are stimulating and working certain marma points (vital energy centers) in your body? Marma points are pranic hubs where the physical and subtle bodies meet and are powerful centers of potential healing. Yin yoga, with its long holds and energetic focus is the perfect practice in which to explore marma deeper. In some schools of Ayurveda marma is thought to be the main gateway to healing and an avenue to Samadhi. In this unique session, you will learn about marma therapy and then be lead through a Yin yoga practice designed to open the body in a specific way as to access these vital energy points on a deeper level. The class will finish with a long savasana accompanied by Tibetan singing bowls. Leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and connected.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Towell

Kate Towell

Yogini & Ayurveda Junkie, Infinite You Wellness
Kate began practicing yoga in 1997 as a way to stay balanced and focused during graduate school. In 2002 an injury and a health crisis brought her to Ayurveda. It was natural for the two to merge and since that time both Ayurveda and Yoga have been a daily practice. In 2010 Kate was inspired to become a certified yoga teacher and took two 200hr teacher trainings. The second of which landed her in India. This powerful and transformative journey... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Style Yin Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway They will learn the location and energic aspects of several marma therapy points that they can access any time for healing.
  • Special Instructions to Particip mat, notebook, props if you have them. blankets, bolsters, and blocks

8:00am

Understanding The Philosophy of Vedic Wisdom
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a great misconception among many people inhabiting this planet of I, me, and mine, that have produced a chaotic world that is destroying itself. The Vedic concepts of higher consciousness, the understanding of simple living and high thinking, can produce better harmony and stewardship of mother earth. This is applicable to all people who are on different levels of understanding, of how to attain a higher satisfaction and experience of the self within. Vedic wisdom is coming from a platform of absolute truth without mental speculation, and is used by all transcendentalists of India in their journey of self realization and the empowerment of freedom from the anxieties of a complex world of exploitation. We will present some ideas from such literature as the Bhagavad-gita, Maha-Bharata, Upanisads, and Bhagavat Purana, in both history and practical application.

Presenters
avatar for Dasarath Pandit

Dasarath Pandit

Director, Sedona Center of Vedic Culture
Dasarath has been a full time practitioner/teacher of the Bhakti-Yoga system since 1971. Since 1986, he has opened three Vedic Cultural centers in Arizona (Tucson, Phoenix, and Sedona); he also has two kirtan CDs out under the name of RED ROCK RISHIS; he is the co-founder of Govinda's Natural Foods Restaurant in Tucson, and has started a cow protection facility in Northern Arizona called the Vedic Ranch Ashram; through India Shakti Tours, he... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

8:00am

Yoga for PTSD, immersion for Yoga Teachers and Service Providers "Traumatic Stress: Resiliency and Healing with Yoga"
Limited Capacity seats available

The carefully selected faculty and comprehensive courses in the SYF Gives Back training aim to provide: the latest in scientific research and support for alternative modalities in healing; specific practical techniques of yoga, pranayama and meditation and an understanding of why and how they work in relation to trauma and the nervous system; a comprehensive overview of complex trauma, PTSD, and TBI; break out sessions with practitioners working in specific populations (veterans, first responders, survivors of abuse/war/crisis, caregivers, injured athletes, etc) to help guide you to a deeper understanding of how to apply these universal healing modalities to the specific community you intend to serve. In providing these trainings over the years we have realized that it is the same YOGA that benefits everyone, and that trauma works in the body in a consistent way. These universal principles may be applied to each unique individual through the care of the teacher. We want to give teachers the tools to take these skillful means to heal their communities throughout the world.

8am-4pm Thursday, March 9th. 8am-12pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday March 10-12 with up to 20 CEUs

Heart of Yoga: The Promise of Healing - Mark Whitwell

iRest Yoga Nidra for Trauma - Molly Birkholm
There are many reasons iRest Yoga Nidra is being broadly used in communities with high rates of trauma, including the military, homeless, human trafficking survivors, refugees, hospitals, and first responder populations. Clinical research is providing valuable insights into how these practices can be highly effective with insomnia, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. iRest is a secular, trauma-sensitive form of Yoga Nidra guided meditation. Many elements of it can be used not just in the practice, but also in 1-on-1 private sessions and in daily life. The session will include a short opening iRest, a lecture and discussion on the essential elements of iRest Yoga Nidra, a 1-on-1 co-meditation experience, as well as a deep 1 hour iRest Yoga Nidra experience.

Serving Yourself & Serving Others - Gina Garcia
When we talk about serving others, we rarely talk about serving ourselves.  We teach, we reach out, we share, we give, we serve and yet we don’t make it a priority to take care of ourselves. This workshop is one of the most important elements to doing this service work. Because when we serve ourselves, we serve others. You’ll learn tools and practices to keep you inspired and energized in your journey of teaching. No more burn out and fatigue.  It’s time to take a new approach and prepare yourself for doing this work for a life time. 

#unstoppable Trauma Sensitive Training - Yoga Tools & Practices - Gina Garcia
We all come from different walks of life and along the way we all experience trauma and challenges.  With the #unstoppable tool kit and training you will learn how to be resilient and unstoppable when you encounter challenges or perceived setbacks. This training showcases how to use the #unstoppable toolkit which is rooted in the Baptiste Methodology.  The tools include asana, meditation, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and self inquiry and how you use them to be more resilient and unstoppable.  Through an embodied experience of these tools in your own practice and in your life, you will learn how to share these tools with others.

Taming the Komoto Dragon Within:  When talking about a problem won't work.  - Suzanne Connolly  
Find out more about the inner workings of the most primitive parts of our brains and how to remap this difficult to reach neural connections. You actually have many brains in one and they all perform different duties. While they all have important functions, there are primitive parts of the brain that sometimes outlive their usefulness. We usually think, for instance of Post Traumatic Stress as something that is deep-seated and resistant to change. Yet, when you understand how trauma is stored and how to connect with that part of the brain with mind-body approaches, the road to recovery is often surprisingly easy. 

Enhance your Yoga Sessions using Tapping: An Introduction to Thought Field Therapy  - Suzanne Connolly
The evidence based original tapping technique that is changing the world one heart at a time.Learn the basics of Thought Field Therapy, a proven, highly-­effective, non-­invasive brief therapy technique that was developed and refined over the last 35 years by the late psychologist, Dr. Roger Callahan and his wife Joanne Callahan. TFT utilizes a sequence of self‐tapping to stimulate specific acupuncture points while recalling a traumatic event or cue. It facilitates the relaxation response while the person experiencing exposure to the problem by simply thinking about the problem. The improvement is almost always relatively quick and, in most cases, long-­lasting. The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) a searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions (a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) within the federal Department of Health and Human Service) has listed Thought Field Therapy as an effective evidence-based practice for improving personal resilience/self-concept, for improving self-regulation, and for reducing trauma-and stressor-related disorders and symptoms. They have also listed Thought Field Therapy as promising, for reducing depression and depressive symptoms; for improving general functioning and wellbeing; for reducing phobia, panic, and generalized anxiety disorders and symptoms; and for reducing unspecified and other mental health disorders and symptoms. http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/ProgramProfile.aspx?id=60#hide1  

FOR PROFESSIONALS: As a therapist or health practitioner, you’ll invite your client to identify a problematic thought or memory that they wish to heal. This could be an anxiety, a past trauma, anger, feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment, addictive urges, or even physical pain. Then, typically, they’ll watch that disturbance, addictive urges or pain diminish as you instruct them to tap on certain areas of the face and hands in a specific order. Even the most skeptical clients usually report that TFT reduces the intensity of their unwanted feelings. While no therapist can offer a guarantee; clients typically cannot get back the original feeling of upset, even if they try. Addictive urges and physical pain require the person to self‐treat between appointments. Thousands of psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses and others in the caring professions around the world use Thought Field Therapy as a complimentary alternative technique to help others in need. 

FOR YOGA Professionals: TFT can help your clients release the unwanted feelings, negative patterns and emotional burdens that they carry with themselves day to day. It’s a simple tapping technique that they can use anywhere, anytime, whenever they need to. While the process is simple, their body and their mind will work together in a highly sophisticated way to eradicate the core of the feelings that get in the way of living a full, rich and satisfying life. Traumas, guilt, fears, shame, anxiety and depression are a few of the most common reasons people use TFT. Numerous scientific studies have proven its effectiveness around the globe. Whether you want to use TFT for yourself or you want to integrate it into your yoga practice you will take away a tool that will likely have life to change effects.

Trauma in the Second Degree: Intergenerational PTSD Within Military and Veteran Families - Pamela Stokes Eggleston
Yoga and meditation offers several practices for healing and transformation. With military and veteran families, these tools can uniquely aid in easing stress, burnout and fatigue. Additionally, understanding the nuances of secondary PTSD and intergenerational trauma is important to working with veteran and military families. Many military and veteran families are depleted due to multiple deployments and PCS moves. In this workshop, Pam will speak to her experience as a military family member and wounded warrior caregiver and weave it in with the science backing secondary and intergenerational PTSD.

Breathing Through Emotions - Essie Titus
This session will include multiple breathing techniques coincided with mindful movement. Encouraging participant to establish a daily routine of breath awareness and turning toward balance. We will identify specific coping mechanisms and the potential to disassociate that create obstacles on our path. Often times we lack the dialogue and tools to fully express ourselves. Specific practice for specific feelings such as anger, grief, sadness, fear, anxiety, and depression. This session has been designed to support a routine of asana, pranayama, systematic relaxation, mantra, and meditation for an internal feeling of comfort and safety regardless of external circumstances.

Myofascial Release - taking yoga healing to the next dimension - Lori Zeltwanger
Myofascial Release & yoga are both powerful avenues for realignment and activation of your fascial system. Myofascial Release utilizes a gentle hands on pressure into tissue restrictions an…

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

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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Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly is a licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne currently serves on the board of the Association of Energy Psychology (ACEP) and formerly served on the Board of the TFT Foundation. She has participated in three research studies in Rwanda, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Suzanne serves as an advisor to Japan Association for TFT (JATFT). She has... Read More →
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Pamela Stokes Eggleston

CEO, Yoga2Sleep, LLC
A certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist, Pamela has practiced yoga for 15 years and completed specialized training to include certifications in plant-based nutrition, stress management, prenatal yoga and yoga for trauma in veterans and the military: empirically- and evidenced-based yoga therapy programs, to work with service members, veterans with combat trauma and PTSD, and their families. She is the founder of Yoga2Sleep, an... Read More →
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Gina Garcia

Yoga Teacher; Mother; Writer, Yoga Across America Founder; Baptiste Foundation Board
Gina Garcia stumbled upon yoga 20 years ago, when a scheduled step aerobics class was switched to a beginning yoga class. | | She spent a large part of her life sharing the news of the day as a journalist, for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, and as the Capitol Correspondent for KTTV-TV in Los Angeles. Not long after giving birth to her third son, she decided to choose a path that would allow her to bring more grace to her family life, and to those... Read More →
avatar for Essie Titus

Essie Titus

Firefighter / EMT / Yoga Teacher, Kansas City Fire Department
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Mark Whitwell

Founder, Heart of Yoga
Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya "the teacher of the teachers," notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity. Yoga is every person’s direct intimacy with reality, which is an entirely abundant, regenerating and... Read More →
avatar for Lori Zeltwanger

Lori Zeltwanger

Owner and Physical Therapist, Myofascial Mastery Academy and Advanced Release Therapy
Lori is a licensed physical therapist, best selling author, featured representative on TV as women's health advocate and owner of Advanced Release Therapy and Pelvis Wellness Therapy specializing for over 25 years in Myofascial Release from a total body/mind/spirit perspective. | | Lori also founded the Myofascial Mastery Academy providing inspiring seminars & retreats on how to both treat and receive Myofascial Release for all types of... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Canyon Ballroom A

8:15am

Heart to heart: Self care while teaching to trauma sensitive populations
Limited Capacity seats available

When we teach to trauma sensitive populations, we are doubly charged with teaching from a place of integrity. We must be willing to teach from a place of authenticity and total presence, while also maintaining unflinching safety for our students. How do we maintain those boundaries while staying engaged and compassionate? And how do we stay open while also taking care of ourselves? During this workshop, we will explore practices for maintaining personal well being while staying connected to the heart. We will explore our own reasons for doing the work we do, and delve into the ways that may or may not affect our ability to stay present with our students. Until we are scrupulously clear about our motives and the ways in which we care for them, we cannot operate with integrity. By tending to our own hearts, we can more fully attend to the hearts of others. Finally, we will identify specific practices for self care, including restorative yoga, soothing mantras, and self massage.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Farnsworth

Janet Farnsworth

Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Dancing to My Self
Janet Farnsworth, MSW, 300RYT, founder and director of Dancing to mySelf, brings her background in movement, ritual and psychotherapy to her practice of consciousness and manifestation. Formally trained in group facilitation and psychodrama, she has extensive dance experience in New York, Boston, and Chicago. Janet currently facilitates a variety of dance journeys for children, families, disabled seniors, and adults throughout North America, and... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Tracks Trauma Training Track
  • Style Yoga Therapy
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Specific pranayama, mantra and self massage techniques.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and mat or pillow to sit comfortably for discussion.

8:15am

Meditation as A Key Component to any Yoga Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation as a practice is a key component for any Yogi, either as a teacher or student. As far back as the oldest Upanishads we learn, Meditation indeed is greater than the mind. The earth as it were, meditates. The atmosphere as it were, meditates. Heaven as it were, meditates. The waters as it were, meditate. The mountains as it were, meditate. Both men and gods as it were, meditate. He who worships God as meditation, as far as meditation extends, so far does he gain the power to act as he wills (Chandogya Upanishad VII.7). So ingrained in the need of the human psyche is it to Know Itself, that we have studied it for all of our recorded human history. And yet its function and practical applications have remained as shrouded in mystery for most modern humans as it has for our past. Understanding the Inner Self, or the I AM, is far simpler and more approachable than most people may realize. And although it would seems to be as important to serve our selves as our students in yoga classes, many modern yoga teachers are uncomfortable with its practice and indeed are not adherents even for themselves, and therefore do not give adequate instruction in its capability. In this workshop, we will dive into the practicality of what Meditation IS and WHY it works. - Understand the brain and how the Conscious and SubConscious mind work together. - Discover how systematic thought can change the body's reactions and responses to illness and pain. - Be guided through a personal journey that will give you a glimpse of the threshold of where a deep meditation practice may lead you.

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Eykel CHt

Kristen Eykel CHt

Reiki Master Teacher, Master Yoga Teacher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Sacred Circle Teachings
Kristen Eykel CHt began her career as a jet set supermodel in Paris & quickly became one of the top commercial actresses in Europe and the US for decades. From VH1 VJ to the host of her own lifestyle show "My OWN Time" for the Oprah Winfrey Network, media has ignited her vision for dialogue at a deeper level. | | Kristen authored, ”Planning for Success - a Six Week Planner Harnessing the Science of Yoga to Help You Recreate Your Life... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation
  • Takeaway A sheet that will have a few mantra, mudra and meditation techniques will be distributed.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Pillow and something cozy to sit or lie on, notebook and pen always a good idea!

9:00am

10:00am

Jim Beckwith Music
Artists
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

Chief Music Maker, Common Touch Music
Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician, songwriter and teacher. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. | A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Heart Center Seva Stage

10:00am

Giant Mandala Painting and Partner Play
There is a magical place at Sedona Yoga Festival for kids yoga ages 6-13! Scheduled to coincide with adult classes there is so much fun to be had at this years SYF. Our kids yoga program will include, Acro yoga, yoga dance, music, art, and much more. Mats and materials provided. Bring: water and snacks. 

Can drop off kids any time between Friday – Saturday 9.45 AAM – 4.15 PM

Can drop off kids any time between or Sunday 9.45 AM – 4.45 PM

Classes are 1 hour long, supervision will be constant during open hours.

We have release forms available on site for parents*    


Details coming soon about this session in particular! In the meantime check out this blog post for class descriptions:
http://sedonayogafestival.com/kid-zone-returns-syf/ 

Presenters
avatar for Sitara Van Block

Sitara Van Block

Light of Truth
Sitara Van Block has taught yoga internationally for over 25 years, and practiced Transpersonal Psychology for 20 years. She leads retreats internationally and has taught Masters degree Students in Transpersonal Psychology. Her Kid Yoga DVD's are number one best sellers on Amazon in the Kids yoga category. She is a mom of teenagers, originally from South Africa and based in Sedona for the last 23 years.


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Kundalini Yoga for Hip Opening and Happy Hormones
Limited Capacity filling up

This workout will trim your thighs, release your hips, and add new creative energy, free flow, and flare to all that you do. Strong and flexible hips give us fluid grace and forward momentum. We'll work deep into our core, physically and beyond, Also: special techniques for happy hormones, and to delete depression and raise your spirits high. Kundalini Yoga's unique blend of breathing, movement, stretching, inner focus, and more, will transport you to new levels in your yoga and fitness, and help you reshape your body and your life. The Kundalini Yoga experience helps us access the energy of our inner greatness and blossom! Make the types of personal breakthroughs you never thought possible. Expand your range of movement physically, mentally, and beyond. 80% physical 20% meditative. FOR ALL LEVELS.


Presenters
avatar for Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

raviana productions
Ana Brett and Ravi Singh BIO | | Internationally celebrated yoga Teachers, Ana Brett & Ravi Singh are known for their masterful media presentations, their innovative teaching style, and their ability to help students make consistent and dramatic breakthroughs. They are Authors of 24 DVD's and a new book. | | In an Ana & Ravi class or workshop you will: Get a full body workout. Learn the purpose of each exercise on every level: body, mind... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

AnatomySense- Experiential Anatomy of the Psoas
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This class is tailored to the anatomy geeks, as well as to the curious practitioners. There's a big difference between knowing what something is and knowing how it feels. Mike teaches to the feeling component of Anatomy, making AnatomySense. We will go deeply into the psoas, the sacred muscle. You'll not only learn about its form and function, but also how to connect with the psoas through palpation and movement. Through this lecture/practice, you'll experience the psoas, so it becomes more than just an interesting concept. You'll also learn ways of assessing the psoas, and understanding its relationship to lower back pain and hip function. You'll come away knowing the psoas inside and out, not just because you read about it or heard it in a lecture, but because you had a felt experience.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Mike Lane

Dr. Mike Lane

Founder, AnatomySense
Mike Lane is a Chiropractor, therapeutic massage therapist, Foundation Training Instructor and Yoga anatomy teacher. Mike's greatest passion is witnessing the Aha moments when people discover the amazing presence of their bodies. With all the schooling we receive, where do we learn how to touch and be present with someone? In Mike's classes you will get a taste of what this means. Mike will make Anatomy Sense and you will come away with a... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway daily practice for psoas
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a notebook, pen, mat, blocks
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Awakening Vedic Sadhana – the 9 Spiritual Steps to Self Knowledge
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The ancient Vedic tradition, which predates and informs Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, has identified core mental and spiritual self-discipline practices called Sadhana Chatushtayam.  The same impulse for Self-knowledge we have today, guided the Vedic sages thousands of years ago to give humanity this profound 9 – step sadhana. Sadhana is a dedicated spiritual discipline consistently maintained over time. This unique practice helps to clarify the mind and make it more open to discerning truth from untruth, light from darkness, and reality from that which appears as reality. When applied mindfully, sadhana leads to spiritual breakthroughs and spontaneous awakening of spiritual health and consciousness. Vedic Sadhana prepares the seeker to lead an awakened inner life - approaching the highest knowledge of Self with clarity, without confusions and illusions. It can lead us on a path to greater self-awareness and greater dharma in all our engagements.

Join Aparna Amy Lewis, Dean of the Spiritual Studies Program at Vedika Global wisdom school in California, as she shares practical ways you can align with these 9 steps in your own life. Learn how this one-of-a–kind sadhana discipline can deepen your Yoga practice, both on and off the mat.

These Sadhana practices will help you to:

  • Learn ways to make healthier life choices and feel better about yourself every day
  • Deepen all of your relationships and build stronger communities
  • Gain self-confidence from personal accountability and consistency in spiritual practices and beliefs.

 


Presenters
avatar for Aparna Amy Lewis

Aparna Amy Lewis

Dean, Vedic Spiritual Studies Program, Vedika Global, Inc.
Aparna Amy Lewis is the Dean of the Spiritual Studies program at Vedika Global and a life member of her teacher Acharya Shunya’s Vedic Ecclesiastical Council. Aparna oversees ethical and cultural leadership for the community of member students, and teaches students as appointed Professor of Vedic Ethics, Vinay and Dharma studies, and Spiritual Discipline (9-Step Adwaita Vedanta Sadhana). She writes regularly for Hamsa magazine, the official... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

Balance and Brains
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Neuroplasticity refers to the brains ability to form new neural pathways in response to new
situations and stimulus, and we can all use help with our balance. As we age we begin to notice a decreased sense of balance, and we know that a fall can affect our lives, the lives of our family or students drastically.

In this workshop we will work on exercises to improve your balance as well as exercises for
improved cognitive ability with a mind/body connection.

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

Yoga Instructor, Yoga 4U LLC
I began teaching yoga in 2001, after spending many years as a natural competitive bodybuilder. The years of lifting weights began to take a toll on my body, with shoulder and hip pain, so I went in search of an alternative to the “pumping iron” scene. | Exit pain- Enter Yoga | I was so impressed with the positive effects yoga had on my life, not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well, it became my passion to share this... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Yoga Therapy
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip mat, notebook, pen- Handout will be provided

10:00am

Namaste as a Spiritual Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga teaches the interconnectedness of all life. We are all one in the ocean of consciousness. This is a profound teaching that invites us to dissolve the boundaries of ego and connect more deeply with those around us. However, it can sometimes be confusing to figure out exactly how we are supposed to do this. Ego a sacred part of our being and a necessary tool for embodiment. Ego helps us define where we end and another human being begins. It helps us create and maintain healthy boundaries to live an earth plane existence in which we need to feed, clothe, and protect ourselves. While the project of the ego goes against the recognition of oneness, it is not in itself ‘bad'. Indeed, a well-trained ego can be among our most powerful allies as we walk our spiritual path. If left untrained, however, or permitted to obscure our true selves, ego can be our very worst enemy. In this workshop, you will learn tools to keep your ego in its proper place as an ally in embodiment, allowing your true connection to the sacred oneness of all things to emerge into consciousness. These skills will help you to live Namaste as part of a daily practice. 

Presenters
avatar for Gracia Gimse McKinley

Gracia Gimse McKinley

Guiding Teacher and Co-Founder, My Spirit Community
Gracia radiates warmth and acceptance, acting as a mirror to reflect the pure goodness and beauty that exists at the core of your being. She teaches meditation and spiritual studies, always encouraging students to trust themselves as their own authority and rely on their own experience as the ultimate source of information. Her teacher trainings in meditation and inter-spiritual studies empower yoga teachers and other helping professionals to... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Kriya Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway The Namaste Practice can be done through out your day to help keep you connected to your highest self. It can also be included in a short meditation practice.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please bring what you need to sit comfortable on the floor and paper and pen.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Bringing Consciousness to Modern Sexuality and Taking It to the Next Level
Limited Capacity filling up

Sexual energy is one of the most powerful energies in our bodies and yet our modern society is oblivious and uneducated about it. The lack of proper knowledge on this topic is what creates huge problems in people's lives, impacting us all on the collective consciousness level. Self-education is a choice that everyone can make. It is time to expand our horizons and deepen our understanding of sexual energies, taking it to a place of purity and sacredness. In this workshop you will learn: • How to balance sexual energies through ancient yogic practices. • What awareness it takes to have a relationship of your dreams • 7 Secrets of Relationship Alchemy • How to use sexual energy to power your creativity. Integrate your experience with the healing power of Symphonic gong.

Presenters
avatar for Danil & Irina Litvin

Danil & Irina Litvin

Relationship Coaches, Writers, Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Vortex Tour Guides, One Tribe Tours
One Tribe Tours offers guided vortex tours, private Kundalini Yoga tours, retreats, healing & relationship counseling sessions designed to uplift and inspire you, to help you connect to your life's purpose and to ultimately contribute to Evolution of Consciousness in every possible way. It is your time to rise up and become empowered to make your dreams a reality. | Submerge into the world of ancient wisdom and mystery. Simply relax, let... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

10:00am

HOLY Hanuman!/ Hamstring, Hips & Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

Holy Hanuman! / Hamstrings & Hips / Tap into your COURAGE... Get ready to take that leap. Connecting to your inner "Super Hero" (Hanuman). You will learn how to intelligently and efficiently open the Hamstrings, Hips & Heart creating space and freedom in the body. Stirring up the Shakti and tapping into our most creative energy pool in the body! This vinyasa based practice will begin with a flowing standing sequence followed by a long juicy floor section. Be prepared to go 360 degrees around the hips and hamstrings. All Levels Welcome.

Presenters
avatar for Tymi Howard

Tymi Howard

International Yoga Teacher, Tymi Howard Yoga
TYMI HOWARD 500 E-RYT is an International Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Owner of Guruv Yoga Studios in the United States. Pioneering the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Central Florida, Tymi is dedicated to inspiring people to discover their life's purpose through the art of yoga with her Teacher Trainings, Workshops & Classes. Her dedication and influence is vast, inspiring students in China, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Bali... Read More →
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Mental Physix

Deep Beats & Yoga
The third eye is the invisible brow chakra thought to provide perception into esoteric, mystical domains. If there was a third ear, it would hear sounds similar to Mental Physix's deep beats... Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo from Southern California, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). They perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience - with both the yogis and the DJs... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Mental Physix

Mental Physix

Deep Beats & Yoga
The third eye is the invisible brow chakra thought to provide perception into esoteric, mystical domains. If there was a third ear, it would hear sounds similar to Mental Physix's deep beats... Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo from Southern California, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). They perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the experience - with both the yogis and the DJs... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Special Instructions to Particip mats and bodys, blocks
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes

10:00am

Pathway to padmasana - the journey to the ultimate yoga pose
Limited Capacity seats available

Padmasana (lotus pose) is every yoga practitioner’s dream. Ancient yogis consider this to be the ultimate seat for gaining wisdom and reaching the pinnacle of self realization. It is the pursuit of this pose, that lead many ancient yogi’s to develop a deeper asana practice. While Padmasana appears to be non- challenging in its appearance. This pose is subtle, but when done correctly can bring about a sense of lightness in the whole body and turn the mind inwards. Having been born and raised in India till recently, Arundhati could always do Padmasana easily. But many of her students struggled with the simplest knee folding poses in the West. This lead her to develop the ‘pathway to padmasana’ workshop. Join us to discover a unique, fun, effective yoga sequence to build up to a lifelong safe practice of the ultimate lotus pose. Workshop will include the fundamental poses to open muscles around the hips, legs, groins, back and more. Participants will receive a digital sequence of the practice with modifications and benefits. Custom modifications for your body will be offered. Come, discover the ultimate yogic seat.

Presenters
avatar for Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Founder, Aham Yoga
Arundhati Baitmangalkar is the founder of Aham Yoga in Redmond, WA. Having been born and raised in South India until 4 years ago. During her time in India, she studied with some of the greatest yoga masters there Geeta Iyengar (late BKS Iyengar's daughter), Yogacharya Bharath Shetty, H.S Arun and others. Building a strong, through and authentic understanding of Yoga. As well as being exposed to multiple styles & lineages of Yoga. After having to... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351