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Friday, March 10
 

10:00am MST

Take Your Teachings On the Road
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Lynann Politte

Lynann Politte

Founder, Yoni Speaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga and wellness professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Business of Yoga

12:30pm MST

My Best Playlist
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

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

12:30pm MST

Share the Joy!
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Marcia Faye McGee

Marcia Faye McGee

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


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

12:30pm MST

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Breakey

Jeff Breakey

Black Diamond, Purium Health Products
I've been a health and nutrition educator and coach since 1980, and I'm a nature enthusiast and a wilderness adventurer. I am also an entrepreneur and a professional in Network Marketing. With personal earnings of over four million dollars I've helped dozens of people create a lifestyle... Read More →


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

12:30pm MST

Who is Team Light?
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Isabella Greene

Isabella Greene

Metaphysical Specialist & Healer
Isabella Greene is a Starseed, a Lightworker and a Wayshower. She serves as a Metaphysical Specialist, Spiritual Healer, Coach and Teacher. In service to ascension of humanity Isabella has dedicated her life to multidimensional work which extends beyond the limitations of 3D. With... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Mazzone

Alexander Mazzone

INSIGHTS ON ALL FORMS OF HUMAN ASCENSION FOUND HERE ON PLANET EARTH. “OUR GOAL IS TO AID MASS CONSCIOUSNESS IN SHIFTING TO A HIGHER FREQUENCY OF EXISTENCE. THROUGH LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING THIS TASK HAS BEEN SET BEFORE ALL OF US. TOGETHER WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN TRULY CREATING HEAVEN... Read More →


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

1:00pm MST

Ayurveda on the Mat
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Kate Towell

Kate Towell

Yogini & Ayurveda Junkie, Infinite You Wellness
Kate began practicing yoga in 1997 as a way to stay balanced and focused during graduate school. In 2002 an injury and a health crisis brought her to Ayurveda. It was natural for the two to merge and since that time both Ayurveda and Yoga have been a daily practice. In 2010 Kate was... Read More →


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

2:00pm MST

Back Care Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Mimi Solaire

Mimi Solaire

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


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

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

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
 

8:00am MST

Yoga as the Path to Wholeness
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Anjili Russell

Anjili Russell

Teacher, Speaker, Author, Sangha Relations
Anjili is an E-RYT 500 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work. She is the co-founder of an international teacher training school, SadhanaYoga.com and co-visionary of a large community oriented yoga studio in New England where she resides with her husband and toddler. Anjili's... Read More →


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

10:00am MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for 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 →


Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm MST
The Spa at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Yoga Philosophy

10:00am MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Arundhati Baitmangalkar

Yoga Teacher & Blogger, Aham Yoga & BollyWorks
Arundhati came to Yoga after spending years being a Bollywood dance instructor and performer while living in India. Many dance injuries pushed her to explore Yoga as a means of healing. Since then, not only has she healed her previous dance injuries and imbalances but has taken to... Read More →


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

12:30pm MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Lynann Politte

Lynann Politte

Founder, Yoni Speaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga and wellness professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Business of Yoga

12:30pm MST

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

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

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Breakey

Jeff Breakey

Black Diamond, Purium Health Products
I've been a health and nutrition educator and coach since 1980, and I'm a nature enthusiast and a wilderness adventurer. I am also an entrepreneur and a professional in Network Marketing. With personal earnings of over four million dollars I've helped dozens of people create a lifestyle... Read More →


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

12:30pm MST

Shine Brighter
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Gordon Ogden

Gordon Ogden

Walter Yoga
Gordon Ogden is a man of movement. He is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and wellness events producer who has spent his life utilizing outlets of physical expression to connect to the world around him. His introduction to yoga nearly 20 years ago transformed his passion... Read More →
avatar for Kate Swarm

Kate Swarm

Kate Swarm Yoga
Kate Swarm is a yoga teacher with a passion for creating unique and fully immersive experiences. She has a gift for holding a sacred space of transcendence, while guiding her students to a place of union between mind, body and soul. Over the last 5 years her devotion and excitement... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Business of Yoga

12:30pm MST

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

Presenters
avatar for Brooke Boon

Brooke Boon

Founder, Holy Yoga
A yoga practitioner since 1998, Brooke founded Holy Yoga, an international outreach in 2006. She is the creator of Holy Yoga’s 95, 225 and 500 hour instructor training programs and has facilitated the education and certification of close to 2000 Holy Yoga instructors worldwide... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Canyon Ballroom A
  Lecture / Talk, Yoga Therapy

2:30pm MST

The Astrology of 2017
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Divine Harmony

Divine Harmony

astrologer, writer, teacher, divine harmony
my background in depth psychology and spirituality inform my understanding, writing and teaching of astrology. i see astrology as an amazing tool for self-understanding, growth and evolution. to me the chart is a map of the Soul and you can see all kinds of things in it: your... Read More →


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

4:30pm MST

Intro Talk to Vedic Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Yashoda  Devi Ma

Yashoda Devi Ma

Founder, Yashoda Devi Ma


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

4:30pm 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

4:30pm MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Tracy Rhinehart

Tracy Rhinehart

YOGAkron 108/Elevate Akron
Tracy Rhinehart, RYT 500, CCYT creates empowering and inspiring yoga experiences that allow people to find joy, feel freedom and express their brightest self. Her teaching is an offering of love to her students as well as an offering of gratitude towards her own teachers who guided... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Juniper Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy

4:30pm MST

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

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

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Cotrell

Ashley Cotrell

The Yoga Couple
Ashley Cottrell is known for her inspirational style of teaching that incorporates not only the physical aspects of yoga, but also the spiritual. Found on social media as The Yoga Couple with her husband Mathew, Ashley shares her love of yoga with the world through live and recorded... Read More →


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Canyon Ballroom B
  Lecture / Talk, Yoga Philosophy
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Tracks Beginners Track, Yoga for Teachers Track
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway Interactive worksheet we will do together on creating and sticking to a home practice that I encourage students to use until it's no longer needed
  • Special Instructions to Particip Bring notebook, pens, and something to sit on if needed.
 
Sunday, March 12
 

8:00am MST

Understanding The Philosophy of Vedic Wisdom
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a great misconception among many people inhabiting this planet of I, me, and mine, that have produced a chaotic world that is destroying itself. The Vedic concepts of higher consciousness, the understanding of simple living and high thinking, can produce better harmony and stewardship of mother earth. This is applicable to all people who are on different levels of understanding, of how to attain a higher satisfaction and experience of the self within. Vedic wisdom is coming from a platform of absolute truth without mental speculation, and is used by all transcendentalists of India in their journey of self realization and the empowerment of freedom from the anxieties of a complex world of exploitation. We will present some ideas from such literature as the Bhagavad-gita, Maha-Bharata, Upanisads, and Bhagavat Purana, in both history and practical application.

Presenters
avatar for Red Rock Rishis

Red Rock Rishis

Director
Dasarath has been a full time practitioner/teacher of the Bhakti-Yoga system since 1971, and is an initiated disciple of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.Since 1986, he has opened three Vedic Cultural centers in Arizona - in Tucson, Phoenix, and Sedona.He also has two kirtan CDs... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am MST
Ironwood Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Other

10:00am MST

Chakras and the Serpent Power
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is an overview of the energy system known as chakras; psychic centers of consciousness and the role of the kundalini energy in their activation and awakening. Throughout the world, the cobra or serpent has been a classical symbol of kundalini energy. According to yoga philosophy, the journey of kundalini through the chakras represents the path of evolution for each human being. There will be discussion of kundalini energy, the mythology and psychology of the chakras, and how the flow or blocked energy in our bodies reflect in our lives and health. This class is an overview of the energy system known as chakras, psychic centers of consciousness discussed in the Vedas and other ancient texts.

Presenters
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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 →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm MST
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Yoga Philosophy

10:00am MST

Form & Formless: Yogic Deities & Enlightenment
Limited Capacity seats available

The Upanishads are Vedic scriptures that reveal the Self in us. Enlightenment is the journey of Knowing the Self, abiding in the Self and seeing the same Self in others with love and compassion. It involves the practices of Shravanam (listening), Mananam (contemplation) and Nidhidhyasanam (abiding in the Self). The question then arises, what role do these deities such as Ganesh, Shiva, Lakshmi, Buddha,Tara play in this journey?. Manoj & Jyothi will bring in statues of these deities and relate their symbolisms to our journey to enlightenment. Through archetypical story telling, discover your Isthadevata (personal archetype), uncover their secret symbolisms and learn the four ways to work with them as part of a practice towards spiritual awakening. The goal of analyzing and understanding the self is self-realization, or liberation from worldly bondages. This knowledge has the power to make you immortal. 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 →


Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm MST
Sedona Vortex Center Seva Classes
  Lecture / Talk, Seva Stage

12:15pm MST

History of Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Confused about yoga's history? Wonder how all of these lineages fit together? Where and how did this all begin anyway? You're not alone. The History of Yoga will provide you with the map, timeline and big picture explanation on how our beloved practice evolved. If you've heard conflicting information about how all of this comes together- your questions will be answered. PS, this is not boring history class like in school. This is YOGA- you love this stuff!

Presenters
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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 →


Sunday March 12, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm MST
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Yoga Philosophy
  • CEUs CEU, Yoga Alliance
  • Style Yoga Philosophy
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Special Instructions to Particip Pen and paper for notes (optional)

12:30pm MST

How to Create Massive Impact in the World Doing What You Love!
Limited Capacity seats available

Jeff has led a very successful career in the wellness industry, and some would call him a spirit-preneur, living from a place of passion and purpose.  We would call it Dharma, Service in action... When aligned to One's own path, 'doors open where once stood walls'. 

Jeff culminates his weekend at SYF2017 with an inspiring, passionate call to action.  We are the change we seek in the world and when we empower ourselves to be our best, to move from an authentic and open heart, sharing our experiences... our challenges and victories, we inspire those around us to take action, too.  

Reflecting upon his previous two talks at SYF2017, Jeff outlines a roadmap to create massive impact in the world doing what you LOVE.  Aligning with a progressive, cutting edge network marketing company with exemplary values, initiative and innovation will create residual income over time that not only helps you, but facilitates transformation for others, as well. Being a yoga teacher, studio owner or wellness professional places you in the unique position to do what you LOVE and share your experiences with others.  Well, that is the essence of network marketing.  

Come learn how to use some of the purest superfoods on the planet to create a healthy, happy, vibrant, purposeful and prosperous lifestyle for yourself and others.  See how these superfoods are transforming peoples lives as we speak and why NOW is the time to consider adding residual income to your existing revenue streams.

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

Presenters
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Jeff Breakey

Black Diamond, Purium Health Products
I've been a health and nutrition educator and coach since 1980, and I'm a nature enthusiast and a wilderness adventurer. I am also an entrepreneur and a professional in Network Marketing. With personal earnings of over four million dollars I've helped dozens of people create a lifestyle... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Tequa Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351

12:30pm MST

Money, Yoga, Business, & Travel: How to make it work.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Alyson Atma Simms, yoga teacher and owner of Atma's Offerings for this special time together to talk yoga, travel, business & prosperity. Alyson has traveled to over 30 countries to live, work, & travel through. She's a successful business owner that allows her to pursue her passions of teaching & traveling. You will be given great tools to learn how to travel & work, including managing your money to do so.

Presenters
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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 →


Sunday March 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
Oak Suite at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Business of Yoga

2:00pm MST

The Dark Goddess and Astrology
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Once upon a time the Great Mother was the All. She was both Light and Shadow, Loving and Fierce, the Goddess who gives and the Goddess who takes away. In the last 2000+ years she got split into Good and Evil- with the Light Feminine being elevated in her pure/beautiful/virginal/self sacrificing energies and the Dark Feminine being demonized in her powerful/intense/force-to-be-reckoned with energies. In this class we will explore the other half of the Great Mother that needs to be brought back into conscious awareness for the healing and wholeness so desperately needed right now on planet earth. We will explore the Dark Goddess astrologically, mythologically and psychologically. And we will explore Shadow Work and why it's not an option but a necessary requirement for personal and collective evolution right now.

Presenters
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Divine Harmony

astrologer, writer, teacher, divine harmony
my background in depth psychology and spirituality inform my understanding, writing and teaching of astrology. i see astrology as an amazing tool for self-understanding, growth and evolution. to me the chart is a map of the Soul and you can see all kinds of things in it: your... Read More →


Sunday March 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm MST
Dry Creek Canyon Ballroom at The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock 90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Other
  • Tracks Energy Track
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Props some chairs
  • Special Instructions to Particip bring a notebook and pen to take notes! And cushion or mat to sit on.

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

2:00pm MST

The Business of Yoga Retreats: Success and Sustainability
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to be paid to travel the world while changing people’s lives? Do you believe we can explore ourselves by exploring the world? Do you have a burning message to share to help people make a quantum leap in health and happiness?

Learn how Yoga + Travel is an alchemical formula for Transformation.

 

alche•my
noun \al-kəm-ė\

1.    the art of change, both spiritually and physically

2.    a power or process of transforming something ordinary into something extraordinary.

 

This workshop is for perfect if this sounds like YOU: Travelpreneur, Yogapreneur, Travel addict, Adventurer.

 

The goals for learning The Business of Yoga:

•       Do what you love and get paid for it

•       Earn money and work less

•       Get out of the studio, take your yoga on the road

•       Have your own business, control your income

•       Freedom

 

Not all Yoga Retreats are created equal. The yoga marketplace is now full of yoga retreat options, as result retreats have become an increasingly competitive business. Before you lead a Yoga Retreat, here is the training you need to make it an easeful success for both you and your clients. Expect practical tools and a step-by-step approach to creating a sustainable yoga business for you for years to come.

Step-by-step Program will cover:

•       Before You Start

•       Planning

•       Designing

•       Selling/Filling

•       Marketing

•       Managing

•       Post Retreat: YACEP, VIP Days, Follow-up Online Course, Coaching

•       Seva: Yoga Gives Back

•       Final Words of Advice

 


Presenters

Sunday March 12, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm MST
Vista Hall at The Collective Sedona 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351
  Lecture / Talk, Business of Yoga
  • Tracks Business Track
  • Style Business of Yoga
  • Participant Level No experience required
  • Takeaway booklet
  • Special Instructions to Particip Please bring a notebook, pen, something comfortable to sit on.
 


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