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Trauma Training Track [clear filter]
Thursday, March 9
 

8:00am MST

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...

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

Molly Birkholm

co-founder, Warriors at Ease
Molly Birkholm is a speaker, advisor, show host, and author.  She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease, which has pioneered evidence-based resilience and trauma treatment programs that are used in the US military, including training more than 2000 instructors who work at more than... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly Workshops
Suzanne lives in Sedona, Arizona where she has been in private practice for thirty-three years. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne has taught as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University where... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm MST
Canyon Ballroom A
  Yoga For PTSD Training
 
Friday, March 10
 

6:15am MST

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
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... Read More →


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

8:00am MST

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... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Hatha Yoga

8:00am MST

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... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Iyengar Yoga

8:00am MST

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...

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

Molly Birkholm

co-founder, Warriors at Ease
Molly Birkholm is a speaker, advisor, show host, and author.  She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease, which has pioneered evidence-based resilience and trauma treatment programs that are used in the US military, including training more than 2000 instructors who work at more than... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly Workshops
Suzanne lives in Sedona, Arizona where she has been in private practice for thirty-three years. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne has taught as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University where... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

8:15am MST

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... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am MST
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Vinyasa Flow Yoga

10:00am MST

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
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... Read More →


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

10:00am MST

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... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm MST
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Forrest Yoga
  • 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 MST

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

ERYT Teacher/Spiritual Coach, Kevinnaidooyoga
Kevin’s offerings are filled with devotion, ceremony and ritual and are shared with the intention of reclaiming our power, cultivating self-love and finding forgiveness in order to heal. His teachings pay homage to the sadhus, rishis and mystics and honour the tradition and ritualistic... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm MST
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Ashtanga Yoga

1:00pm MST

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 speaker, advisor, show host, and author.  She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease, which has pioneered evidence-based resilience and trauma treatment programs that are used in the US military, including training more than 2000 instructors who work at more than... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Canyon Ballroom B
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Yoga Nidra
  • 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

2:00pm MST

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

7 Centers Yoga Arts
Ruth Hartung began her journey into yoga in 1991 with the study and teaching of Kundalini yoga in Los Angeles at Yoga West. In 1994 she initiated in the Satyananda Saraswati lineage through the Bihar University at which time she was given the spiritual name of Sraddhasagar (Ocean... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Yoga Therapy

2:00pm MST

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
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 her decade-long study of vinyasa, kundalini, yin, restorative, therapeutics... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Tantra

2:00pm MST

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
avatar for Paisley Anne Close

Paisley Anne Close

Yoga Teacher, Paisley Anne Yoga
Paisley Close teaches alignment-based classes combining held poses and slow flow, with a masterful blend of purpose-driven yoga for body, mind and heart. She invites options and variations to empower choice and personalization within the practice, with plenty of time to breathe, plus... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Hatha Yoga
  • 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 MST

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
avatar for Manoj Chalam

Manoj Chalam

Unique Arts
Manoj uses an entertaining story telling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy and help people in their hero’s journey. These days people call Manoj a spiritual stand up comedian but he often falls flat on his face and that keeps... Read More →


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

2:30pm MST

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
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

Author, IAYT -C, Ayurvedic Health Educator and Swami in the Kriya lineage, Swami Nibhrtananda
As a female Swami in an unbroken line of spiritual teachers, I teach the wisdom of Kriya Yoga from a feminine perspective. I started yoga at an early age and have witnessed first hand how yoga in the 'gravitational field' can challenge us. Many people 'give up' practicing yoga because... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:45pm MST
The Pool at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Aqua Yoga

4:30pm MST

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 MST
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Hatha Yoga

4:30pm MST

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... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Other
  • 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 MST

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

Kristen Eykel

Meditation Teacher, Sacred Circle Media
My personal journey into Energy, Yoga and Healing techniques began while I was still modeling, and taught me how to deepen my awareness and to own myself for the very first time. As a model, I was a commodity, but through my study, learned that I was a Spiritual being having a Human... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Canyon Ballroom B
  Lecture / Talk, Restorative Yoga

7:30pm MST

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 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... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm MST
Canyon Ballroom B
  Evening & Sunrise, Yoga Nidra

7:30pm MST

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... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm MST
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Performance, Sound Healing
 
Saturday, March 11
 

8:00am MST

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
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... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Aromatherapy

8:00am MST

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...

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

Molly Birkholm

co-founder, Warriors at Ease
Molly Birkholm is a speaker, advisor, show host, and author.  She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease, which has pioneered evidence-based resilience and trauma treatment programs that are used in the US military, including training more than 2000 instructors who work at more than... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly Workshops
Suzanne lives in Sedona, Arizona where she has been in private practice for thirty-three years. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne has taught as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University where... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

8:15am MST

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

Alyson Atma Simms

owner, teacher, Atma Offerings
Alyson Atma Simms, E-RYT500 Kundalini & E-RYT200 Hatha, 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... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am MST
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Kundalini Yoga
  • 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

12:30pm MST

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, IAYT -C, Ayurvedic Health Educator and Swami in the Kriya lineage, Swami Nibhrtananda
As a female Swami in an unbroken line of spiritual teachers, I teach the wisdom of Kriya Yoga from a feminine perspective. I started yoga at an early age and have witnessed first hand how yoga in the 'gravitational field' can challenge us. Many people 'give up' practicing yoga because... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
The Pool at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Aqua Yoga

12:30pm MST

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 Beverley-Waters

Kirsten Beverley-Waters

Aiiro Wellness Founder, Aiiro Wellness
Kirsten Beverley-Waters is in pursuit of finding the best adventures on the planet and transforming those experiences into yoga practices that challenge the way you move and breathe. Kirsten approaches life both on and off the mat with a healthy dose of humor, focus and gratitude... 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... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 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

2:00pm MST

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... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Yoga Nidra

2:00pm MST

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
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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 her decade-long study of vinyasa, kundalini, yin, restorative, therapeutics... 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... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Seva Stage

2:30pm MST

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... 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... Read More →


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

4:30pm MST

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... Read More →
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DJ Taz

Musician, Producer, DJ, DJ Taz Rashid
DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibrational energy to any room instantly by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, House, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm MST
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Yin Yoga

4:30pm MST

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
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... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm MST
Oak Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Trauma Sensitive Yoga

4:30pm MST

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
avatar for Beth-ellen Zang

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... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
The Grotto at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Other
 
Sunday, March 12
 

8:00am MST

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 MST
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Yoga Therapy
  • 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 MST

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...

Presenters
avatar for Molly Birkholm

Molly Birkholm

co-founder, Warriors at Ease
Molly Birkholm is a speaker, advisor, show host, and author.  She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease, which has pioneered evidence-based resilience and trauma treatment programs that are used in the US military, including training more than 2000 instructors who work at more than... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly

Suzanne Connolly Workshops
Suzanne lives in Sedona, Arizona where she has been in private practice for thirty-three years. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, a Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Substance Abuse Counselor. Suzanne has taught as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University where... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm MST
Canyon Ballroom A

8:15am MST

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

Founder, The Practice of Now: Let Love Move You
Janet Farnsworth, author of the #1 Amazon Best Seller “LOVE YOUR BODY: The Guide to Stop Making Your Body a Battleground”, inspires women to bust through old beliefs of shame and blame and instead, connect to their bodies as a source of wisdom, pleasure, and joy. Based on... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Yoga Therapy
  • 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.

10:30am MST

Audio Pharmacology™ 5-Element System Theta Wave Healing Qi Gong. (Audio Alchemy, Energy, Movements and Meditations)
Limited Capacity seats available

This 90-minute workshop introduces its participants to an in-depth analysis on the applications of the science/research/history of sacred, medicinal, spiritual, and mechanical sound. It explores the concept of modern "invention without prevention" informing students on how energy/sound management in our homes and workplaces can lead to better health/wellness. The class will also demonstrate scientifically proven evidence of how functional uses of Sound/Energy/Color/Light versus their emotional uses can heal our internal organs, cells, tissue, DNA and energetic body field. During the class there will be an introduction to the Audio Pharmacology® 5 Element System Theta Wave Healing Qi Gong Therapy movements, postures and breath-work. 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 an 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... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm MST
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Qi Gong

12:30pm MST

Yoga to Boost Metabolism and Make you Smile
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga to Boost Metabolism and Make you Smile: a fun energetic class to stoke the metabolic fire, tone the body, make you laugh and give you daily routine for success!

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... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Hatha Yoga

2:00pm MST

The Power of your Pelvic Floor
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Low back pain & hip restrictions often occur from overactive pelvic floor contractions. Develop a working relationship with when to contract and when to release the pelvic floor for greater health. You will learn the power of the pelvic breath, enhance your pelvic postural awareness for yoga poses and given a fresh new perspective of the fascial aspect of the bandha's. Be ready to explore fascial yoga in your pelvis and listen to the wisdom that is waiting to be shared with you.

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... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Other
  • CEUs CEU, NCBTMB, OT, PT
  • Tracks Trauma Training Track
  • Style Other
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Postural Pelvis Wellness scan & pelvic breath with a self treatment routine
  • Special Instructions to Particip yoga mat

2:00pm MST

Business Basics for Yoga Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Many yoga entrepreneurs and professionals excel at what they do: create opportunities for students to improve their health and well-being. But, many times, it ends there. They have no idea about how to establish the foundation of their business, as well as, how to take it out into public. The goal of this workshop is to give the attendees enough information so that they can take their unique gifts out into the world to improve the lives of others. And in doing so, they can realize their own personal and financial well-being. Material covered will include the basics of business; business plan, finances, marketing, websites, print materials, social media and organization.

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Britton

Nancy Britton

Owner, Earth & Air Yoga Business Resources


Sunday March 12, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Business of Yoga
 


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