Loading…
Full details at: www.sedonayogafestival.com

TICKETHOLDERS! Please check your inbox (and spam) for an email from sched.org to click the link in that email to create your profile on here, so you may choose your schedule. 
The schedule is now officially open to ticketholders to select the class sessions they would like to attend. To create your schedule please visit www.sedonayogafestival.com to purchase a pass.  

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

YACEP [clear filter]
Friday, March 10
 

2:00pm MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Eykel

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 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Experiential Workshop / Training, Kundalini Yoga

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.

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
 
Saturday, March 11
 

10:00am MST

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

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

Presenters
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 →
avatar for Mental Physix

Mental Physix

DJ / Producer, Mental Physix
Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo, known for defying musical genres, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). You can catch them on tour performing at yoga studios, music festivals and everywhere in between. The third eye is the invisible brow chakra... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Mental Physix

Mental Physix

DJ / Producer, Mental Physix
Mental Physix is a DJ/Producer duo, known for defying musical genres, consisting of Crisanto Santa Ana (Santosha) & Dru Ali (Hyphen-Select). You can catch them on tour performing at yoga studios, music festivals and everywhere in between. The third eye is the invisible brow chakra... Read More →


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

4:30pm MST

Eating Seasonally
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Douchka Lecot

Douchka Lecot

CO-Founder, Yana Shala
With over a 10-year experience in yoga and Ayurveda, I'm an eternal student of life, and my greatest passion and truest mission is sharing my experiential and universal yoga and practical tools with others. I'm always researching, exploring, questioning, and trying out therapies... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes
  Experiential Workshop / Training
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Free and Open to the Public
  • Style Ayurveda
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • A/V White board and dry markers
  • Takeaway Paying attention to the qualities (gunas and 6 tastes) of foods in daily cooking and/or eating.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring along a tablet, laptop or smart phone to connect to the Internet
 
Sunday, March 12
 

8:15am MST

Meditation as A Key Component to any Yoga Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation as a practice is a key component for any Yogi, either as a teacher or student. As far back as the oldest Upanishads we learn, Meditation indeed is greater than the mind. The earth as it were, meditates. The atmosphere as it were, meditates. Heaven as it were, meditates. The waters as it were, meditate. The mountains as it were, meditate. Both men and gods as it were, meditate. He who worships God as meditation, as far as meditation extends, so far does he gain the power to act as he wills (Chandogya Upanishad VII.7). So ingrained in the need of the human psyche is it to Know Itself, that we have studied it for all of our recorded human history. And yet its function and practical applications have remained as shrouded in mystery for most modern humans as it has for our past. Understanding the Inner Self, or the I AM, is far simpler and more approachable than most people may realize. And although it would seems to be as important to serve our selves as our students in yoga classes, many modern yoga teachers are uncomfortable with its practice and indeed are not adherents even for themselves, and therefore do not give adequate instruction in its capability. In this workshop, we will dive into the practicality of what Meditation IS and WHY it works. - Understand the brain and how the Conscious and SubConscious mind work together. - Discover how systematic thought can change the body's reactions and responses to illness and pain. - Be guided through a personal journey that will give you a glimpse of the threshold of where a deep meditation practice may lead you.

Presenters
avatar for Kristen Eykel

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 →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:15am - 9:30am MST
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Meditation
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Meditation Track
  • Style Meditation
  • Takeaway A sheet that will have a few mantra, mudra and meditation techniques will be distributed.
  • Special Instructions to Particip Pillow and something cozy to sit or lie on, notebook and pen always a good idea!

2:00pm MST

Tantralizing Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

This Tantra-inspired class offers a unique experience in cultivating your Prana Shakti, the energy of Creation. First, ignite and cultivate your Agni (inner fire) in an upbeat energizing flow incorporating fire-building Tantric kriyas, transformational breath-work and chakra activation to unite Shiva and Shakti... And then let the sweet Soma nectar (lunar energy) soothe and cool you down in a Divinely relaxing savasana. Co-taught by Dallas-based Yana Shala teachers, Douchka Lecot and Barb Totzke, who harmoniously complement each other to guide you through the process and help you find that perfect balance of strength and softness, peacefulness and power, effort and ease, cleansing and rejuvenating… within the full awakening of your senses. Move, breathe and find your inner dance!

Presenters
avatar for Douchka Lecot

Douchka Lecot

CO-Founder, Yana Shala
With over a 10-year experience in yoga and Ayurveda, I'm an eternal student of life, and my greatest passion and truest mission is sharing my experiential and universal yoga and practical tools with others. I'm always researching, exploring, questioning, and trying out therapies... Read More →
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

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 →
avatar for Barb Totzke

Barb Totzke

Owner, Bespoke Yoga
A yoga teacher friend of mine said to me many times over... "See that guy? He’s gettin’ ready...to get ready...to do some yoga!" Given my own first yoga experience - I totally understood. Although I can’t really remember what led me to my first class, I do know that I was so... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Tantra
  • CEUs CEU, YACEP, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Tantra
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Takeaway One of the breathing techniques, the tantric Breath of Transformation
  • Special Instructions to Particip mat and towel (for sweat)
 


Twitter Feed