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Friday, March 10
 

8:00am MST

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

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

Accordingly, the sessions would broadly include:

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

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


Presenters
avatar for Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan

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


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

8:00am MST

The Seer and The Knower
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Julz Branham

Julz Branham

Founder/Instructor/Ayurveda Practitioner, Lifted Life Yoga Center
Julz, Owner of Lifted Life Yoga, began her journey as a licensed cosmetologist of over 20 years. Julie has made countless clients beautiful. Yet a yearning for something that uncovered the beauty within naturally led her to Yoga. She found that yoga created a place where our essence... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Hatha Yoga

10:00am MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... 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 →


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

2:00pm MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Sara Ivanhoe

Sara Ivanhoe

Sara Elizabeth Ivanhoe, M.A., is celebrating her 20-year teaching anniversary this year. To mark the occasion she completed graduate school with Loyola Marymount University's Inaugural class in Yoga Philosophy. She is the yoga spokesperson for "Weight Watchers", "Yoga for Dummies... Read More →
avatar for DJ Taz

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 →


Friday March 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm MST
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Hatha 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

Prana Shakti - Soul Sadhana
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... 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 →


Friday March 10, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
 
Saturday, March 11
 

8:00am MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Alan Alcid

Alan Alcid

Yoga Instructor, The Yoga Unit
My name is Alan – I love yoga! I truly do. I love yoga for it has helped me become the person I am today and also for how I have witnessed others transform. For a long time, I dabbled in yoga. I fit it in where I could, given a super busy schedule as a Photographer and Web Designer.He... Read More →


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

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

10:00am MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Will Zecco

Will Zecco

SWIHA Spirit of Yoga
Will’s journey into yoga has been a life changing experience. He complete his 200 teacher training in 2011 and just recently completed his 500 hour teacher training at the end of 2013. A graduate of the Spirit of Yoga/Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and had the honor of training... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm MST
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Hatha Yoga

4:15pm MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... 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 →
avatar for Natesh

Natesh

Kirtan Wallah, Natesh Kirtan
Natesh is well-known for his blissful live kirtan – devotional call-and-response chanting – and professionally-recorded chants. He is a living example of the ecstatic heart, who has led kirtan at Bhakti Fest the past three years, as well as at Shakti Fest, Sedona Yoga Festival... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:15pm - 6:15pm MST
Canyon Ballroom A
 
Sunday, March 12
 

8:00am MST

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

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

Accordingly, the sessions would broadly include:

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

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


Presenters
avatar for Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan

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


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
The Terrace the The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351

2:00pm MST

Find Your Center and Learn to Fly: Arm Balances and Inversions
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop on arm balancing and inversions will be challenging, playful, and accessible. It is designed for intermediate and advanced practitioners. We will break down the mechanics of balancing on our hands so that participants will leave with the foundational knowledge to approach all arm balances and their transitions and introduce and break down the major inverted postures. Participants will work on mastering the correct alignment in these postures to defy gravity and learn to fly. When we understand the basics and foundation, these postures that were seemingly difficult are unlocked, and suddenly become a mere balancing act. Like learning the secrets to a magic trick, arm balancing and inverting may appear to be difficult, but with correct alignment and body mechanics, we are all magicians. Life is all about balance; and as in life, so on the mat. This workshop will explore the mechanics of arm balancing and inverted postures so that participants will leave with the confidence and ability to master these seemingly complicated postures. Balance is about mastering and fine tuning the subtle. Like a castle made of cards, balance is achieved through setting the right foundation and stacking the scaffolding in just the right place. Maggie believes anyone can defy gravity and learn to fly on their hands and can’t wait to give you the tools to do so too. This workshop will be challenging for those who are already advanced with an arm balancing practice who want to work on transitions, and is designed for those who are broadening their practice into the more advanced and intermediate realms that include arm balances and inversions.

Presenters
avatar for Maggie Siebert

Maggie Siebert

Maggie Siebert has been living, practicing, and teaching yoga under the crisp pink of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque since 2004. She is the owner and director of Sani Yoga studio and leads the teacher training program. She has taught yoga as a part-time faculty member of the... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm MST
The Lawn at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Guided Class / Session / Healing, Hatha Yoga
  • Style Hatha Yoga
  • Participant Level Intermediate
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring your yoga mat and any yoga props you may own. Blocks, blankets, and straps.
  • partner practice, touching or ha Yes
 


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