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Thursday, February 6
 

8:00am

Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans Pre-Conference
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a separate pre-conference ticket open to yoga teachers. Once you register and pay tuition for the pre-conference (separate from the SYF All Access Pass but including a complimentary one) you are guaranteed to attend all workshops and will be provided your schedule upon arrival Thursday morning. 

At SYF2014, in partnership with the Give Back Yoga Foundation, we are offering SYF Gives Back 2014 – Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans, a 2-Day Pre-Conference intensive training for yoga teachers. We chose to partner with Give Back Yoga Foundation because of their total dedication to making yoga available to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of this powerful practice. This training will provide participants with specific tools and practices developed through clinical experience working with veterans coping with post-traumatic stress and other psycho-emotional stress. While benefiting trauma patients safely and comfortably, the training can be helpful for yoga teachers working with anyone dealing with stress and other psychological difficulties.

The Give Back Yoga Foundation has assembled a faculty of leading experts for this training, including Beryl Bender Birch, James Fox, Suzanne Manafort, Gina Garcia, and Ann Richardson, all who have been working continuously for years with veterans in their recovery process from post-traumatic stress. Participants are offered complimentary access to the Sedona Yoga Festival through Saturday and Sunday, as well as post-conference offerings to help build networks and strategies for bringing back out into the world that which was realized at this inspiring and transformative event.

For more information please visit: SedonaYogaFestival.com/sedona-yoga-festival-gives-back/

Moderators
avatar for Rob Schware

Rob Schware

Executive Director, The Give Back Yoga Foundation
Rob Schware, PhD, heads the Give Back Yoga Foundation and the Yoga Service Council, and writes for The Huffington Post Blog. Rob brought his two decades of management experience with the World Bank to help grow the yoga service movement as a second career. He wanted to combine his development and project management expertise in over 30 countries – including India, Indonesia, Turkey, Rwanda and Palestine – with his passion... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a certified hatha yoga and certified iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher. She is the former Director of Operations for the Integrative Restoration Institute, and currently works at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.  She has taught iRest Yoga Nidra to US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as to women in prisons, cancer survivors, and those... Read More →
avatar for Chris Eder

Chris Eder

CEO/Creative Director, MalaforVets
I'm passionate about taking care of our veterans. I believe that with the proper support, the correct action will occur. I'm a yogi, a world-traveler, and Vet.
avatar for Pamela Stokes Eggleston

Pamela Stokes Eggleston

CEO, Yoga2Sleep, LLC
Pamela Stokes Eggleston has practiced yoga for over a decade and recently completed both her 200-hour yoga teacher training and prenatal yoga training in the Pranakriya Yoga tradition. She is continuing her yoga teacher training through the 500-hour Pranakriya program, and has completed the Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans (MYT) Training in 2012 to work with service members and veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat... Read More →
avatar for James Fox

James Fox

Founder/Director, Prison Yoga Project
The Prison Yoga Project (PYP) is dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation facilities, and providing training for yoga instructors interested in teaching trauma impacted populations including the imprisoned. In 2012 PYP launched a special program at San Quentin State Prison using yoga as a therapeutic practice for addressing trauma-related issues of incarcerated military veterans.
avatar for Gina Garcia

Gina Garcia

Founder, Yoga Across America
Gina Garcia works with wounded warriors, veterans and active service members across the country.  She also teaches yoga to cancer survivors, high school students, in food banks, and many other underserved areas. | | Gina is the founder of Yoga Across America, a 501c3 non profit: | Yoga Across America is a national strategic partner of Dr. Oz's non-profit HealthCorps, teaching yoga in high schools across the country. A high schooler... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Masters

Jeff Masters

Thunder Mountain Wellness / The Shiva Shack
Jeff Masters LMT, E-RYT, NASM-CPT, MPCT, Msc. (Hon.), a visionary and teacher, has been researching the human energy field and consciousness for over 30 years. In that time he has studied with some of the most luminous minds in the fields of mind/body science including Marcel Vogel (IBM & Psychic Research Inc.), Paul St. John (St. John's Neuromuscular Therapy), Deane Juhan (Job's Body), Rama Jyoti Vernon (International Yoga College) and Dr... Read More →
avatar for Ann Stevens

Ann Stevens

Owner & Director, Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
Ann teaches a variety of classes emphasizing technique and alignment, intensives, and teacher trainings at the 200-hour and 500-hour levels opening the practice to Every Body. She feels privileged to provide classes in Adaptive Yoga to veterans returning from combat and to people with disabilities. Ann has always felt the need to give to the community through self service, aside from Studio Bamboo, she works with the Exalted Warrior Program and... Read More →
avatar for Rama Jyoti Vernon

Rama Jyoti Vernon

Yoga Instructor, Rama Jyoti Vernon Yoga
Yoga is a way of “Being” not just doing. It is the exploration of what Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita calls inaction within an action. It is the essence and means to quiet the waves of the mind. When the waves are still, as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, “The Seer and the Seen become One.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they realize the oneness that already is.

Artists
avatar for Michael Kolasa

Michael Kolasa

Kolasa Therapy, Kolasa Music
Michael is a Licensed Spiritual Psychotherapist as well as a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor specializing in the treatment of Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Mood Disorders. Michael is also a published singer songwriter and recording Kirtan Artist whose latest CD entitled, All My Heart was produced by Girish and features CC White. Michael has also just finished a collaboration with Michele Dante entitled, So Happy Now produced by Gardner Cole... Read More →



Thursday February 6, 2014 8:00am - 6:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center 333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona, AZ 86636

9:00am

Introduction to Yoga Pre-Conference: Ageless Yoga for EVERYONE
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a SEPARATE Pre-Festival Event.  You MUST register separately (above) from the SYF2014 "main event" to attend.  You may also register and/or purchase Festival passes here:  http://sedonayogafestival.com/purchase-tickets/

We are proud to present a one of a kind Pre-Festival Experience that is transformative and is for anyone, no matter your age, physical ability or level of yoga experience. The creators of the Ageless Program Nick Montoya and Javier Montoya will be leading this pre-festival day based on the four Ageless transformative steps of:

1. LET GO 2. PEACE 3. REJUVENATE 4. CREATE

You will definitely want to sign up for this day if:

- You have never done or tried yoga; never been to a yoga festival, but want to
- Want to be introduced to yoga in a non-invasive way – Want to meet other beginners like yourself
- You are not as mobile as you used to be
- Healing from a life transition experience

The Ageless Program style of teaching includes live music, breath, chakras, meditation, education, nutrition and an introduction to various yoga styles.

Nick and Javier specialize in teaching beginners and experienced yogis alike how to be their healthiest best. One of Nick’s key messages: “It is only in being our healthiest best, that we can effectively serve the rest.” Their popular DVDs “Ageless Yoga with Nick Montoya” and “Ageless Movement & Breath From Your Chair” have helped thousands of people on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You will experience their teaching first hand in this pre-festival session that will build lifetime friendships and build a solid foundation for your yoga journey. Live music by Javier throughout the day is an experience unto itself.

The entire full day, from 9am – 6pm will take place at the premiere L'Auberge de Sedona Resort, just right for beginning your Sedona yoga experience.


Presenters
avatar for Nick Montoya

Nick Montoya

Founder of The Ageless Program, The Ageless Program
My mission in life is simply to help people be their healthiest best - body, mind and soul. I left a successful 28-year career as a senior manager in a Fortune 50 company to work on my own health and begin my journey of healing. This led me to yoga and a passion soon emerged for teaching it. I came to understand that my path led me to the space and place of creating The Ageless Program and fulfilling my life?s mission. It is only in being our... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Javier Montoya

Javier Montoya

Director/Composer, VAYU Productions
Musician, Composer, Director, Yoga Teacher, Nutrition, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach and All Around Artist. | | Javier recently moved from Los Angeles to North Phoenix to join his yogi cousin Nick Montoya in creating a professional production studio for music and video projects related to yoga, health and wellness. Javier directed and composed the music to VAYU Productions' latest release entitled "Ageless Movement & Breath From Your Chair... Read More →




Thursday February 6, 2014 9:00am - 5:45pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

6:30pm

SYF2014 Opening Experience
The OPENING EXPERIENCE FOR SYF2014...

More Details to come...
 

Moderators
avatar for Marc Titus

Marc Titus

CEO, Founder/Executive Producer Sedona Yoga Festival, Aumbase, Inc
Marc is a modern yogi and visionary guide for new paradigm thinkers and creators. He brings a current approach to the science of yoga and meditation, blending masterfully, ancient practices and philosophy to soothe this tumultuous modern experience and support purposeful, organic and dynamic creations that bring humanity to a higher consciousness experience. He has served business, government and international non-profit organizations, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Heather Shereé Titus

Heather Shereé Titus

CEO, Sedona Yoga Festival Director, Aumbase, inc
Co-Founder, Aumbase, inc www.AumbaseSedona.com Director, Sedona Yoga Festival www.sedonayogafestival.com Yoga absolutely changed my life. I have practiced asana for 20 years. It wasn’t until I turned to it in a time of grief and depression that the asana began to do its work on me and I truly began practicing yoga. As a friend said recently in an eloquent poem: sometimes we must fall to our knees to rise in grace. I did spend most of my... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Rob Schware

Rob Schware

Executive Director, The Give Back Yoga Foundation
Rob Schware, PhD, heads the Give Back Yoga Foundation and the Yoga Service Council, and writes for The Huffington Post Blog. Rob brought his two decades of management experience with the World Bank to help grow the yoga service movement as a second career. He wanted to combine his development and project management expertise in over 30 countries – including India, Indonesia, Turkey, Rwanda and Palestine – with his passion... Read More →
avatar for chris  spheeris

chris spheeris

Founder, Essence Records
I am all about creativity and inspiration. I love to create, or shall I say, i LIVE to create and i create to live. It's my yoga. It's my tantra. It's my dharma. I am passionate about being passionate and i am passionate about inspiring others. From what I've observed, i seem to have been given a gift for that, and it is my honor to share the overflowing inspiration that flows through me. My core truth is that we are all capable of infinite and... Read More →
avatar for Rama Jyoti Vernon

Rama Jyoti Vernon

Yoga Instructor, Rama Jyoti Vernon Yoga
Yoga is a way of “Being” not just doing. It is the exploration of what Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita calls inaction within an action. It is the essence and means to quiet the waves of the mind. When the waves are still, as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, “The Seer and the Seen become One.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they realize the oneness that already is.
avatar for Will Zecco

Will Zecco

Teacher / Mentor Entrepreneurial Support, Spirit of Yoga / Swiha
Yoga Teacher,Gong Master and Ordained Minsiter a graduate of the Soutwest Institute of healing Arts Yoga teacher training program. A 500 RYT Yoga Alliance Instructor will has taken his journey into Yoga on many levels.

Sponsors
avatar for Langenberg Oxygen Water

Langenberg Oxygen Water

Langenburg Oxygen Water™ is a supremely health-focused organization with an unending dedication to the improvement of global health and wellbeing through research, education and healing. We are proud to be part of the momentum of change, and a sponsor of the SYF 2014! | We see a global lack of appreciation for living processes reflected in the destruction of our biosphere. Air and water pollution, deforestation, nuclear and industrial... Read More →
avatar for Merry Lucero

Merry Lucero

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Experience the Energy! At SWIHA, you’ll receive more than an education; you’ll receive a transformative experience. When our graduates are asked why they chose to take classes at SWIHA, we frequently hear responses like: "I liked the energy here; the minute I walked through the door I knew this school was different from any other school I had ever attended." Statements like these inspire us to continue our commitment of... Read More →
avatar for Studio Live TV

Studio Live TV

StudioLiveTV powers yoga/fitness teachers, healthcare events, and wellness providers with a branded, secure private video channel to stream classes and workshops on demand through all internet/cell platforms. The platform provides a way to create meaningful added income streams and grow the client base beyond the normal limits of time or location.  StudioLiveTV’s channels are designed to feed the heart, mind, and body of real people... Read More →



Thursday February 6, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Heart Center

7:30pm

An evening with Michael Kolasa for Pre-Conference Attendees
Limited Capacity seats available

Kirtan with Michael Kolasa, special event for Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans Teacher Training attendees.

Please only plan on attending if you are registered for the pre-conference teacher training! 

Kolasa Music incorporates Sacred Indian Devotional Music with contemporary styles of music including Rock, R&B, Folk, and Pop. Michael is a Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Licensed Psychotherapist/Spiritual Counselor.

Artists
avatar for Michael Kolasa

Michael Kolasa

Kolasa Therapy, Kolasa Music
Michael is a Licensed Spiritual Psychotherapist as well as a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor specializing in the treatment of Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Mood Disorders. Michael is also a published singer songwriter and recording Kirtan Artist whose latest CD entitled, All My Heart was produced by Girish and features CC White. Michael has also just finished a collaboration with Michele Dante entitled, So Happy Now produced by Gardner Cole... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336
 
Friday, February 7
 

7:00am

Morning Sunrise Agni Hotra and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in a Morning Sunrise Agni Hotra, an ancient fire ceremony that honors  Agni Dev- cosmic fire represented by the Sun.

Agni meaning the cosmic fire in Sanskrit is a ancient ritual  of capturing the unique pranic & celestial  energies that pour on the earth at the moment of  sunrise and sunset.These time periods are often chosen to do special spiritual practices to harness and celebrate the changepoint from dark to light and the release of the light to the night. The Sun has for thousands of years been regarded as the embodiment of divinity or god.  In a copper pyramid called a kunda, a fire is lit made of cowdung and ghee and at the moment of sunrise and sunset, an offering of rice and ghee are made to the mouth of agni dev as a simple mantra is chanted. Each morning will include planetary mantra, setting of intention and silent meditation as a preparation for the day.


Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

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


Friday February 7, 2014 7:00am - 7:50am
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Sheng Zhen Gong, Unconditional Love Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Sheng Zhen Gong, Unconditional Love Practice
The practice of this style of Qigong not only builds strong flowing Qi in your body and energy field, it has the effect to open the heart center. Qi with Love is really strong Qi. This spreads to others in our environment to create peace understanding and unconditional love in our world. Easy to learn and remember you will enjoy the flow of this style of Qigong.

Presenters
avatar for Barbara Matsuura

Barbara Matsuura

Qigong Master, Alchemy Healing Arts, LLC
Rev. Barbara Matsuura, is a Reiki Master/Teacher & Qigong Master Healer. She holds the highest level ?Shihan?, In Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan from the Japan Health Tai Chi Chuan lineage and is one of their licensed teachers. She teaches Qigong at the Sedona Yoga Festival since its inception in 2013. She a member of the IARP, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Sedona Tourism Bureau, & SMSA. She holds a permit from Coconino Forest to take tours on the land... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

The Wide World of Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Join veteran yoga instructor, Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, PhD, for a clear picture of the ingredients that make up the “Wide World of Yoga.” If you’ve ever been confused about terms used in Yoga, this is your chance to understand the eight limbs of yoga, the various types of yoga, and the ten core Yoga principles for harmony and well-being.

After introductions and centering, Maheshvari will lead an interactive discussion of the eight limbs of Yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a review of various types of Yoga (Hatha, Bhakti, Jnana, etc.) and the ten Yoga principles to achieve lasting contentment. Workshop will include discussion of key yoga sutras to combat suffering and Johanna’s original 4-step process for handling life’s upsets.  The workshop will close with a guided meditation to clear and enlighten your mind, emotions and body.


Johanna Maheshvari Mosca, Ph.D., former President of the Arizona Yoga Association and Featured Teacher 2011, has been a Kripalu Yoga Instructor and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist for 22+ years. After 25 years teaching in NYC public schools, she moved to Arizona, camped out for 14 months, and founded Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking Retreats and YogaLife Academy Teacher Training. Her retreats were listed first in Sunset Magazine’s article “Ten Inspirational Retreats.”  Maheshvari’s first book, “YogaLife: 10 Steps to Freedom,” now in its second edition, is being used in teacher trainings throughout the world. Her new book, “Cultivate Contentment: Using Ancient Wisdom to Thrive in Today’s World,” was recently featured in a live interview on Fox TV. She is currently completing  a book about living the yoga principles for young people—“YogaLife for Youth:  Developing Inner Power.” Johanna Maheshvari resides at the Contentment Lodge in Cornville, AZ, a yoga retreat facility she rents to community retreat leaders.   

Presenters
avatar for Johanna Mosca

Johanna Mosca

Director/Owner, Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking
Maheshvari (Johanna Mosca, Ph.D.) is a yoga and meditation instructor, life coach, retreat leader and author. Johanna Maheshvari leads Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking Retreats and hosts the Contentment Lodge Retreat Center group rental just outside Sedona. Her extensive yoga background includes three 200-hour certifications as a Kripalu Yoga Instructor, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and McLean Meditation Instructor, a 500 hour Diploma from the... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

8:00am

Unveiling the mysteries of masculine and feminine
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop incorporates deep prananyama and strategically sequenced yoga poses for the purpose of unveiling, observing and investigating of the masculine and feminine qualities. We will address these qualities in the history yoga, your personal yoga practice and how to invoke balance between these two energies in your life. We will dive into some of the ancient wisdom and philosophies behind the ida and pingala nadis. This workshop will give you a new perspective on how to approach your own yoga practice on and off the mat with more clarity and understanding behind your Moon and Sun, feminine and masculine or Ha-Tha energies. As you unveil your inner masculine and feminine truths you will be provided with more awareness to better your ability to meet other peoples energy in life with more balance and harmony. Learn how to better understand your relationship with yourself and then relate with the people around you.

Presenters
avatar for Astara Robinson

Astara Robinson

Founder, Daley Park Yoga
Astara E-RYT 200, LMT, RN | | Astara has studied, practiced and lived many paths. As a registered nurse she began in the ER then quickly found a home in the intensive care unit for several years where she learned countless bits of information on science and the beauty that is the human body. She spent the last few years of her nursing career in holistic nursing focusing on alternative cancer treatments, raw food and meditation education... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

The Elemental Lifestyle - Vata
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's face it, Ayurveda can be kind of complicated. Let's make it relevant in this journey through the ancient holistic modality of Ayurveda and truly and finally embrace a yogic lifestyle. Learn meditation modalities, nutrition, routine, and more specific to your nature or your current state of balance.

Pamela will be presenting the Elemental Lifestyle series to balance the Doshas or Ayurvedic energies in your body and mind. You will receive a meditation practice, lifestyle routine, and nutrition for your dosha or for your current state of imbalance. Attend all three to journey through the Doshas, or simply follow the link below to find out what dosha resonates in your mind, in your body, and your current state of balance.... 

http://www.elementalom.com/sedona-yoga-festival-2014/

For each dosha, learn
What resonates in your body and your mind? Do they match?
Do you have an imbalance in your body or mind?
What illnesses, situations and diseases relate to each dosha and how do you balance?
Meditation modalities to bring you to balance.
What yoga is right for you?
What food and routine bring you balance?
Cultivate a Favorable Habit
Spiritual Exercise
Herbal Remedies
Cleansing

"I very much enjoyed Pamela's classes at the Telluride Yoga Fest. Her classes really moved me." ~ Kristin Taylor, Telluride Yoga Center

Presenters
avatar for Elemental Om

Elemental Om

Elemental OM
Pamela Quinn is a teacher of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga as well as an Ayurvedic Specialist. She is best know for her book and ecourse, "The Elemental Cleanse." Pamela is the founder of three healing centers in Cincinnati, Ohio where students learn the art of yoga and embrace an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Pamela has coached well over 700 individuals and is passionate about making the yogic lifestyle easy and accessible.


Friday February 7, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans Pre-Conference
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a separate pre-conference ticket open to yoga teachers. Once you register and pay tuition for the pre-conference (separate from the SYF All Access Pass but including a complimentary one) you are guaranteed to attend all workshops and will be provided your schedule upon arrival Thursday morning. 

At SYF2014, in partnership with the Give Back Yoga Foundation, we are offering SYF Gives Back 2014 – Mindful Therapeutic Yoga Practices for Veterans, a 2-Day Pre-Conference intensive training for yoga teachers. We chose to partner with Give Back Yoga Foundation because of their total dedication to making yoga available to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of this powerful practice. This training will provide participants with specific tools and practices developed through clinical experience working with veterans coping with post-traumatic stress and other psycho-emotional stress. While benefiting trauma patients safely and comfortably, the training can be helpful for yoga teachers working with anyone dealing with stress and other psychological difficulties.

The Give Back Yoga Foundation has assembled a faculty of leading experts for this training, including Beryl Bender Birch, James Fox, Suzanne Manafort, Gina Garcia, and Ann Richardson, all who have been working continuously for years with veterans in their recovery process from post-traumatic stress. Participants are offered complimentary access to the Sedona Yoga Festival through Saturday and Sunday, as well as post-conference offerings to help build networks and strategies for bringing back out into the world that which was realized at this inspiring and transformative event.

For more information please visit: SedonaYogaFestival.com/sedona-yoga-festival-gives-back/

Moderators
avatar for Rob Schware

Rob Schware

Executive Director, The Give Back Yoga Foundation
Rob Schware, PhD, heads the Give Back Yoga Foundation and the Yoga Service Council, and writes for The Huffington Post Blog. Rob brought his two decades of management experience with the World Bank to help grow the yoga service movement as a second career. He wanted to combine his development and project management expertise in over 30 countries – including India, Indonesia, Turkey, Rwanda and Palestine – with his passion... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a certified hatha yoga and certified iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher. She is the former Director of Operations for the Integrative Restoration Institute, and currently works at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.  She has taught iRest Yoga Nidra to US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as to women in prisons, cancer survivors, and those... Read More →
avatar for Chris Eder

Chris Eder

CEO/Creative Director, MalaforVets
I'm passionate about taking care of our veterans. I believe that with the proper support, the correct action will occur. I'm a yogi, a world-traveler, and Vet.
avatar for Pamela Stokes Eggleston

Pamela Stokes Eggleston

CEO, Yoga2Sleep, LLC
Pamela Stokes Eggleston has practiced yoga for over a decade and recently completed both her 200-hour yoga teacher training and prenatal yoga training in the Pranakriya Yoga tradition. She is continuing her yoga teacher training through the 500-hour Pranakriya program, and has completed the Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans (MYT) Training in 2012 to work with service members and veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat... Read More →
avatar for James Fox

James Fox

Founder/Director, Prison Yoga Project
The Prison Yoga Project (PYP) is dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation facilities, and providing training for yoga instructors interested in teaching trauma impacted populations including the imprisoned. In 2012 PYP launched a special program at San Quentin State Prison using yoga as a therapeutic practice for addressing trauma-related issues of incarcerated military veterans.
avatar for Gina Garcia

Gina Garcia

Founder, Yoga Across America
Gina Garcia works with wounded warriors, veterans and active service members across the country.  She also teaches yoga to cancer survivors, high school students, in food banks, and many other underserved areas. | | Gina is the founder of Yoga Across America, a 501c3 non profit: | Yoga Across America is a national strategic partner of Dr. Oz's non-profit HealthCorps, teaching yoga in high schools across the country. A high schooler... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Masters

Jeff Masters

Thunder Mountain Wellness / The Shiva Shack
Jeff Masters LMT, E-RYT, NASM-CPT, MPCT, Msc. (Hon.), a visionary and teacher, has been researching the human energy field and consciousness for over 30 years. In that time he has studied with some of the most luminous minds in the fields of mind/body science including Marcel Vogel (IBM & Psychic Research Inc.), Paul St. John (St. John's Neuromuscular Therapy), Deane Juhan (Job's Body), Rama Jyoti Vernon (International Yoga College) and Dr... Read More →
avatar for Ann Stevens

Ann Stevens

Owner & Director, Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
Ann teaches a variety of classes emphasizing technique and alignment, intensives, and teacher trainings at the 200-hour and 500-hour levels opening the practice to Every Body. She feels privileged to provide classes in Adaptive Yoga to veterans returning from combat and to people with disabilities. Ann has always felt the need to give to the community through self service, aside from Studio Bamboo, she works with the Exalted Warrior Program and... Read More →
avatar for Rama Jyoti Vernon

Rama Jyoti Vernon

Yoga Instructor, Rama Jyoti Vernon Yoga
Yoga is a way of “Being” not just doing. It is the exploration of what Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita calls inaction within an action. It is the essence and means to quiet the waves of the mind. When the waves are still, as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, “The Seer and the Seen become One.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they realize the oneness that already is.

Artists
avatar for Michael Kolasa

Michael Kolasa

Kolasa Therapy, Kolasa Music
Michael is a Licensed Spiritual Psychotherapist as well as a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor specializing in the treatment of Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Mood Disorders. Michael is also a published singer songwriter and recording Kirtan Artist whose latest CD entitled, All My Heart was produced by Girish and features CC White. Michael has also just finished a collaboration with Michele Dante entitled, So Happy Now produced by Gardner Cole... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:00am - 6:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center 333 Schnebly Hill Rd, Sedona, AZ 86636

8:30am

Gather yoga: Growing your yoga community
Limited Capacity seats available

A yoga collective: connect with fellow yogis, grow your knowledge and practice and share your unique perspective. GatherYoga...you already belong.

Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright fabulous. Simply put, we believe amazing things can happen when people gather together.

Presenters
avatar for Alesha Cumpton

Alesha Cumpton

co-creator, GatherYoga
Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Halt

Natalie Halt

Co-Creator, GatherYoga
Bringing people together to both unite and grow yoga communities is my passion. I aligned with my partner, Alesha, over the mutual intention of bringing something to the yoga world that would potentially be transformative. We wanted to create a platform/collective upon which people could gather together to discover more of the world around them, and in turn more of themselves. This is the intention (and my love): that of coming together for... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Simple Secret to Experiencing God Now
Limited Capacity seats available

Throughout history the human race has been consciously or 
unconsciously misled by those in the “business” of religion and spirituality into 
accepting that a deep connection with God is only possible either through an 
intermediary supposedly appointed by a higher power, by a long and grueling 
process of discipline and self-denial or as a result of an unquestioning and 
exclusive belief in a particular dogma.
 Five hundred years ago, as many of his contemporaries in the 
revolutionary Bhakti movement (which challenged the hypocrisy, corruption and 
spiritual bankruptcy of the prevailing religious institutions), Guru Nanak taught 
that the shortest and most direct route to union with God and one’s own Soul was 
a simple one: the constant and loving repetition of the Primordial Sound, God’s 
Holy Name. In this workshop, you will come to know why this is true and actually 
experience the divine sound current we speak of.

Artists
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Michael Kolasa

Kolasa Therapy, Kolasa Music
Michael is a Licensed Spiritual Psychotherapist as well as a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor specializing in the treatment of Trauma, Grief and Loss, and Mood Disorders. Michael is also a published singer songwriter and recording Kirtan Artist whose latest CD entitled, All My Heart was produced by Girish and features CC White. Michael has also just finished a collaboration with Michele Dante entitled, So Happy Now produced by Gardner Cole... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Freeing Emotions in Your Form
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kristin Leal in an exploration of how we carry emotions in our bodies. Think back to the last time you were frustrated or angry or deeply in love...these emotions have both a physical and chemical response in your form and can be illicited as well as released through our yoga practice. In this class we will begin to discuss both the science and philosophy of this practice as well as experience a vinyasa style practice and meditation(open to all levels) specifically designed to free emotions stuck in our form to lead us to a quiet, receptive and expansive state. Open to all levels. 

Presenters
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Kristin Leal

MetaAnatomy/ISHTA Yoga
Kristin's teachings are infused with the miracle of the human body and the liberating potential of movement.She is the creator of the Kaya Yoga 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings graduating over 1000 students since 2005. In love with how esoteric anatomy links so effortllessly to western anatomy, her MetaAnatomy trainings blend serious scientific knowledge with a sense of humor and a deep connection to the divine within us all. Her teachers... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Practice JOY
Limited Capacity seats available

Jane's Oneness Yoga -JOY- is a method of yoga practice incorporating accessible techniques with the intention of living a happy life inside and out; on and off of the mat. Using classic yoga posture sequencing, we open the body and lines of energy; using breath and mental focus, we hone our awareness to each moment as it arises and using relaxation techniques, we drop into our deepest connection to the source of well-being.

JOY is intended to create space in all aspects of the self, to receive exactly what you need to feel optimally strong, healthy, powerful and move through life with a sense of ease and peace of mind. 

The Practice JOY workshop will include:
-One-hour All-Levels posture sequence
-Breath technique
-Guided Relaxation
-Discussion/Experience to apply JOY into daily living

Practice JOY is designed to meet the needs of all individuals regardless of limitations.

Presenters
avatar for Jane Gleason

Jane Gleason

Yoga Teacher
As a dedicated yoga practitioner I am drawn to simple applications of eastern traditions into modern daily living. I love exploring ways to create space to include all aspects of life on and off the mat. Teaching and training students over the years has filled me with such respect for each individual brave enough to face that exploration with me and for themselves. JOY is what I have discovered through my practice and experience; and sharing that... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Vedic Thai Yoga 'Sandbox'
Limited Capacity seats available

More than Yoga, More than Massage...
Vedic Thai Yoga Massage

Learn the unique art of Thai Yoga Massage and ways it can enhance
your life by reducing tension, enhancing intimacy with your partner and creating better energy flow that will take you to a new level of wellness and Bliss!
During this 'assisted yoga' partner workshop, we practice on the floor in seated or lying positions where you will learn simple asanas and massage stretches to increase flexibility and melt away stresses. 

Nuad Borarn (Thai Yoga Massage) is viewed as a martial art of healing and is reported to manifest instant positive results. Thai-Yoga sessions inspire the soul and tranquilize the body.
Customarily, a Thai Yoga Massage or 'assisted yoga' lasts about 2 hours, during which there is a surrending release which allows deeper and deeper physical and mental 'openings'. Flowing rhythmic compressions using the feet, knees, palms, forearms and fingers are blended with exotic stretching positions known as asanas and disciplined breath control known as pranayama, effectively producing a balanced and harmonious symbiotic communication integrating the body's vital systems.
Frequently, a person expresses feelings of purified conciousness, invigorated spirit, and profound rest.

Yoga is self-healing. Massage is usually 1-on-1 healing. Thai-Yoga massage is a “dance of healing” for giver and receiver. Both are thousands of years old, have similar beginnings and have been passed down verbally from teacher to student only until recently. Study how this ancient vedic folk-art can be used to augment your yoga teaching skills such as adjusting students easily and intuitively, giving that “little extra something” in private sessions, and enjoying friendly give-and-take with a partner.

Presenters
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David Tietje

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


Friday February 7, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

9:00am

The Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation Method
Limited Capacity seats available

The Simple Easy, Every Day Meditation Method can be learned in as little as 2.5 hours and is a perfect method for anyone, whether you are a beginner or want to get back on track with meditation.

The meditations that you’ll learn are powerful, yet simple to do, and easy to keep doing. They include:

  • Balancing Breath Technique
  • Body Awareness Technique
  • Breath Awareness Meditation
  • Heart-Centered Breath
  • Self-Inquiry Practice
  • Silent Sound (mantra) Meditation
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Peacefinder Practices

This collection of practices is called the SEED Meditation Method : S for simple, E foreasy, E for every, and D for day.  Meditating is like planting a seed – an intention - and watching it grow.

Each person has their own reason for learning to meditate, and whatever it is, whatever their intention is, it serves as the seed that will be nourished by the deep silence and possibility that meditation brings.  The seed grows into the fruits of meditation: inner peace, creativity, inspiration, harmonious relationships, fulfillment, better health, more self-awareness, and so much more. 

"A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible."   -Welsh Proverb


Presenters
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Sarah McLean

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


Friday February 7, 2014 9:00am - 11:30am
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

10:00am

Seeds of Change...Transformation Journey
Limited Capacity filling up

On or off the mat life our minds are full…yesterday and tomorrow are always begging for our attention. Being in the present moment is where the Divine lives, nowhere else but here and now. Thought is our power, our input into our subconscious. If we can download our subconscious with powerful thoughts in every present moment imagine the possibilities. Change isn’t in the future; it is living in the now, being open to receive, and ALLOW YOUR MIRACLES.

This workshop is interactive and will take you through a Transformation Journey of your own creation. Experience your dreams in real time and connect the emotional response to reality. You will learn new tools to know where you are currently and explore where you want to go and how to get there…all in the moment of the mind.

Materials will be provided.

Presenters
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Eva Maurice

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



Friday February 7, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Intro to Slacklining
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class, you will be introduced to yoga that can be practiced on a slackline- a dynamic piece of 1″ flat tubular webbing tensioned between two solid anchor points. Take an exploratory journey of perceived limitations to embody a true, new sense of balance. Appropriate for newcomers and those with experience, this 2-hour workshop, students will learn the foundational principles of slackening and asana. Utilizing standing postures, sitting postures, arm balances, and kneeling postures, a skilled slackline yogi is able to create a flowing yoga practice completely in tune with the line.

Presenters
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Laura & ShawnT (Up In the Air - Phx)

AcroYoga & Slackline Instructors, Up In The Air - Phoenix
ShawnT began his acrobatic career in 2002 through the art of Capoeira. In 2006 he began studying and training in AcroYoga as well as Ashtanga Yoga and other asana practices. Shawn is a certified AcroYoga instructor (AcroYoga.org), holds a 200 hr Ashtanga based Yoga certification (RYT) and is certified through YogaSlackers (yogaslackers.com) to teach the art of Slacklining. | | Laura is a certified YogaSlacker instructor, bringing her... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:15pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) Slackline Park 215 Coffeepot Drive, Sedona, AZ

10:30am

Yoga Wisdom at Work: DAY ONE: Overview of the eight limbs
Limited Capacity seats available

Most Americans think of yoga as only doing the physical postures (asanas) on a mat in a gym, studio or home. Yoga is actually much more rich and complex, with a beautiful philosophy containing eight branches of study (asanas being the third of those.)

By relating all aspects of yoga to the workplace — using simple, everyday language — Maren & Jamie help people see how they can integrate the intricacies of this advanced spiritual tradition.

In this highly interactive, conversational workshop, they help people discover the pragmatic practices that can be be adapted and lived throughout anyone's work day. In addition, they will share inspiring stories from practitioners in a variety of professions to breathe life into the ways these precepts can enhance work satisfaction and success.

The workshop includes an overview of the Eight Limbs, with a focus on the first two limbs. Limb One (the Yamas) provides an ethical framework for the ways people work. Limb Two (the Niyamas) provides a personal guide to conduct and self-development. Throughout the workshop, Maren & Jamie will also use guided meditation (meditation is Limb 8), and breathing techniques (pranayama, Limb 4). 

DAY ONE: Overview of the eight limbs
DAY TWO: Focus on the Yamas (moral code) incorporating short asana practice, meditation and breathing. Focus on the Niyamas (personal conduct and self-development), incorporating a short asana practice, meditation and breathing

Presenters
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Maren Showkeir

Authors, consultants, Yoga Wisdom at Work
Maren and Jamie Showkeir are co-authors of Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job, (2013) and Authentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment. (2008) They are managing partners at henning-showkeir & associates, inc., (www.henning-showkeir.com) a Phoenix-based organizational wellness and development company that has collaborated with hundreds of organizations with the aim of harmonizing the... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Blue Agave 1146 West State Route 89A, Suite D3, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

How Yoga Changes Your Brain
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the latest findings on neuroscience and yoga. There will be a Power Point slide program on brain anatomy and physiology (simplified) as related to yoga. We'll practice some basic yoga posturea and learn their effect on brain function. Learn how to protect your brain from the effects of aging, disease and trauma. Why don't elderly yogis get dementia? We'll end with Yoga Nidra, 1/2 hr. practice as this is the best way to get the brain into the healing range of Theta brain waves. Bring a mat, blanket and pillow, whatever you need to be comfortable lying on the floor.

Presenters
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Rosalie Malter

Yoga Instructor/ Health Coach, Education & Health Resources of AZ
I've been passionate about yoga since 1971, when I took my first class at a park district in IL. I became a teacher in 1985, studying at the Himalayan Institute and becoming certified with them in 1988. I also attended many workshops with Judith Lasater, learning her version of Iyengar and therapeutic work. I'm also a retired counselor (retired to AZ in 2001) and love the emotional benefits of yoga. Currently I do life and health coaching... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Journey Through The Chakras
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, Dawn will guide us through the energetic body, specifically the Chakra System. These colorful spinning vortexes of energy that reside within each of us are instrumental in moving energy throughout our entire system. When the chakras are not balanced, become blocked or sluggish, we will eventually begin to show physical symptoms in the body. Dawn will help us to understand the process of how the energy is moved throughout this amazing system. She will give us tools to become aware if they are not balanced and how to bring them back in to balance if not. This workshop will playfully connect us on a deeper level to the colorful Chakra system that governs our energetic body through pranayama, movement, mantra and other suggestions that shares with her clients. Mts, notebook, and pen recommended. 

Presenters
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Dawn Torres

Owner, Teacher, Holistic Healer, Laughing Buddha Yoga Studio
Dawn's passion is passion itself. She embraces the continued discovery of joy, peace and awakening within herself and her teachings are devoted to encouraging others to wake up to their own dreams, passions and authentic way of being. Dawn's travels to Sacred India to deepen her study of yoga and to the Sacred Valley in Peru to study Shamanic healing practices with Alberto Villoldo inform her as a yoga teacher and healer. | As the owner... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

12:00pm

Yoga Photography with your Phone
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the secrets about how to make powerful, poetic images celebrating the beautiful art of yoga from professional yoga photographer Robert Sturman. Aspiring models and yogis: learn what it takes to get great pictures. Photography enthusiasts: learn about composition, balance, integrating the pose with the surrounding environment, cool phone apps, and much more. Come be the photographer, model, artist, muse, or all of the above. Bring your camera, phone, questions, and curiosity. The first half of the workshop will be inside. In the second half, we'll venture outside into the natural daylight for the creation of a few masterpieces. Anyone who wants to model can. Everyone can shoot. One thing's for sure--everyone will walk away with great pictures.

Presenters
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Robert Sturman

artist, robert sturman studio
A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of Marin County's San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman's own... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

12:00pm

Heart, Mind and Body Immersion with Advance Poses, Yoga Nidra, and Kirtan
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore advance Poses to open the heart, followed by a deep Yoga Nidra practice (The Art of Conscious Relaxation/ Pyschic Sleeping) and Kirtan - Mantra Chanting to up lift the soul.

Presenters
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Yogi Charu

Owner, Pure Yoga
Yogi Charu is an inducted disciple of the Saraswati lineage, one of the ten classical monk orders in India founded by Adi Sankaracharya in the 8th century, via Sivananda and in direct descent from Satyananda. | | Satyananda founded the Bihar School of Yoga, the first and most respected yoga university in India, and he is the author of the most widely used yoga teacher training textbook globally. Yogi Charu was inducted into this lineage by... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

12:00pm

Liberating Yoga: Bringing Yoga to Life
Limited Capacity seats available

With this cutting edge approach, Näthan and Ashok seek to bring aspiring yogis beyond the limited confines of "Pop yoga" and reviving the awe inspiring power of classical yoga for our global age on the mat and WAY beyond!

In their 3 hour workshop, or what the Gangadean's prefer to call a "Sanctuary", Näthan will help dilate the Yoga Space with a profound yoga flow on the mat that will be friendly for all levels. Then, with our bodies wide open, our breath deep, and our minds calm, they will take you into a powerful journey into the ((Yoga of yoga)) forever changing the way you view this ancient science of Oneness and assist you in bringing ((Yoga to Life))!


Presenters
avatar for Nathan Gangadean

Nathan Gangadean

Creator, Saith Yoga
Näthan was raised biculturally. Not in terms of nations, but in terms of being immersed in modern society while growing up alongside cultivating a rare awareness of Global Wisdom and First Philosophy. These are two deeply contrasting realms! Through his years of negotiating between these realities Näthan developed powerful tools and skills for leading a life of awakening in the midst of the chaos and confusion of today's world. The... Read More →
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Ashok Gangadean

Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D. is the distinguished Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) where he has been teaching global philosophy for the past 45 years. Ashok has published several books pioneering the frontier of global wisdom, global consciousness and enlightenment, and has been teaching and coaching students and participants to tap the power of Global Wisdom and Yoga, to enter the dilated literacy of... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

12:00pm

The Conch and the Lotus: A Tantric Mandala Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

The tantric tradition teaches us that the physical body is a mandala reflecting the geometry of the universe. The Pāñcarātra tradition, flowing from the grace of Vishnu and Lakshmi as the Paramatman (or Surpreme Spirit), gives us a direct understanding of how to access the divine source of all things. This asana practice is designed on the foundations of Lakshmi Tantra, a sacred tantric text describing the nature and function of Mahalakshmi, Vishnu's consort and pranashakti. The asana practice is designed around the sacred mandala described in the text, weaving in breathing patterns and visualizations and 360 degrees of rotation around the center of our mats and the axis of our spines. In addition, the practice will incorporate the five sacred components of tantric initiation. These are receiving the heat of the conch and lotus (symbols of Mahalakshmi and Vishnu), the awakening of the third eye center, receiving of a personal sacred name, the use and learning of mantras, and the rituals of surrendering to the divine. By the end of the practice, the consciousness will be shifted and expanded beyond the limited physical form into the infinite abundance and compassion of the Supreme Goddess. Both men and women are welcome in this workshop, as the Divine Mother underlies all life and the flow of spiritual grace. Students are asked to bring a second mat so that they can layout their space in an energetic cross, and facilitate the flow of practice.

Presenters
avatar for Stuart Rice

Stuart Rice

Yoga Practitioner and Teacher
In the last decade, my practice has shifted from one of increasing attainment with asana to a focus on developing a deep core of inner stillness and quiet. Daniel Ladinsky, interpreting through the words of Mirabai, writes "One night as I sat in quiet/I seemed on the verge of entering a world inside so vast/I know it is the source of/all of/us." My goal with practice and teaching is to lead people from "knowing" this to be true to realizing... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

12:30pm

Practical Shadow work...healing and transformation through being yourself.
Limited Capacity seats available

I'll share things that've worked for me...really worked...out of a lifetime of being on my path.
Nearly five years ago I had an awakening...since then I've been cleaning house.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what constitutes authentic spirituality. The thing is, we have to start with the hard part...our dark feelings we've surpressed since childhood.
We are innocent in this, and, we are also the *only* ones who can ever make adjustments to it.
A lot of people think that just hanging sweet words and scripted sacred actions onto their life will do the trick.
It won't.
So I know some techniques that work. Based on a solidly known field of human knowledge, Jungian Psychology. In my talk I'll share these techniques, giving personal examples from my life, and I'll go over some of the common pitfalls to using them oneself.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Walter

Brian Walter

My purpose in life is to free myself, and to help however I can to free humanity, from the bonds of illusion which are preventing us from experiencing our birthright of divinity. | | Doing this requires the releasing of old childhood wounding, and the related past-life issues. | | Coming face to face with my deepest pain, and transforming it into love through a variety of techniques, is what I've been doing with myself for the last five... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

12:30pm

Answering the Call – Teaching Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

"If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it." – Yogi Bhajan



Interested in teaching yoga? Join us for a candid discussion about teaching yoga and the opportunity to practice teach in a safe and supportive setting. Bring your questions and curiosity as we explore the transition to teaching yoga and take a playful and juicy journey into practice teaching.

We’ll cover such topics as:

• How do I know if I’m ready to teach?
• What’s my calling as a teacher?
• How can I play to my strengths while working on my weaknesses?
• How can I get more experience practice teaching?
• What should I look for in a teacher training program?
• What should I look for in a teacher trainer?
• What are the differences between trainings in the United States vs. India?
• How can I prepare for the transition from student to teacher?
• And so much more!



Expect plenty of time for practice teaching!



50% discussion
50% practice

Presenters
avatar for Misha Bell

Misha Bell

Editor, Yogi Times, Founding Partner, Raw Prasad LLC
Misha Bell is an editor at Yogi Times, an internationally experienced eRYT-500 yoga teacher, and a mediator for the Arizona Attorney General?s Office. She offers a wealth of experience in yoga, ayurveda, conflict resolution, and social justice. | | Indeed, Misha originally planned to save the world as a human rights attorney, but shortly after graduating from law school the Universe intervened and off she went to India for four years, where... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

12:30pm

Spiritual Vortex & Medicine Wheel Sacred Land Journey with Anahata Ananda
Limited Capacity full

Allow the sacred beauty and energy of Sedona’s most Spiritual vortexes to help potentiate your healing and awakening. Explore both Shamanic and Buddhist teachings of Spirituality and Sacred Wisdom. Set your intentions and anchor your prayers into the Earth. In a Medicine Wheel Ceremony, you will explore the ancient wisdom teachings of the 4 Elements, 4 directions and 4 seasons in the sacred experience involving surrender, connection, intention and gratitude. Experience the peaceful powerful energy of different vortexes and how to utilize those gateways to amplify your intentions, prayers, serenity and healing.

For detailed descriptions of Anahata’s transformational healing and spiritual awakening services, training courses and upcoming retreats, visit www.ShamangelicHealing.com.

 

Preparation:  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and warm comfortable clothing.  Please bring extra layers, water and your camera for photos.

 

Bio for Anahata Ananda:

Blending the compassion and tenderness of an Angel and the wisdom and strength of a Shaman, Anahata guides journeys of profound healing and awakening. Anahata has trained extensively with gifted shamans, energy healers and spiritual teachers from Peru, India, Asia and North America in order to artfully integrate the fields of energy healing, self-empowerment, shamanic teachings, emotional release, spiritual studies and visualization techniques. Anahata masterfully creates a safe and loving space for inward transformational journeys that empower individuals to release their fears, open their hearts and reclaim their power. During her healing sessions, Anahata facilitates profound and lasting shifts that enable one’s true radiance to shine in all areas of life. Her extensive client base spans the globe and includes business professionals, parents, couples, healers and individuals of all ages, who seek to heal and awaken their fullest potential.

Anahata is the founder of Shamangelic Healing based in Sedona, Arizona, where she offers a wide range of Shamangelic sessions, personalized and group retreats, soulful land journeys, sacred ceremonies and annual Sacred Equinox Journeys to the Sacred Valley of Peru. She is also the founder & primary instructor for Sedona’s Shamangelic Healing School where she offers essential training courses in Empowerment, Awakening, Energy, Healing Tools, Shamanic Teachings and Shamangelic Breathwork.

For detailed descriptions of Anahata’s transformational healing and spiritual awakening services, training courses and upcoming retreats, visit www.ShamangelicHealing.com.

 



Friday February 7, 2014 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Heart Center

1:00pm

Secrets of Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Secrets of Social Media

How do you differentiate yourself in the sea of social media? Come learn the secrets in this fun and informative workshop. Branding and marketing have been a passion for this yoga teacher who fueled a successful business utilizing free tools. We’ll walk through the main concepts that you need to easily realize your goals by sharing your unique brand and message.

Share your voice and vision with this growing community. Learn the secrets to tools including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Find out how easy it is to leverage new media to build your connections and friends, community and business exponentially faster.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Spence

Stephanie Spence

Social Media Director, Sedona Yoga Festival
Stephanie Spence has been practicing yoga for 36 years. Her dharma is to inspire and educate. She currently has staggering numbers to show how she helped the Sedona Yoga Festival utilize social media. She is the former publisher of the award winning monthly wellness lifestyle magazine in Pennsylvania, Health & Fitness. Spence Communications, Inc. published numerous magazines and produced a short documentary film. Stephanie has worked in TV, films... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

All Levels Slacro Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the merging of partner acrobatics and slacklining! Experience how learning one discipline can actually help with the other. No experience in acrobatics or slacklining required, all levels are welcome.

Presenters
avatar for Chip Fieberg

Chip Fieberg

Chip & Laura
Chip and Laura Fieberg are a husband and wife teaching dynamo. Certified to teach Yoga, AcroYoga, and Slackline Yoga, you can find them teaching classes and workshops all over the world!


Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) Slackline Park 215 Coffeepot Drive, Sedona, AZ

1:00pm

Releasing Judgments – The Freedom of Real Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Can you remain immune to criticism or disapproval of others?
Can you feel the deep sense of meaning behind every manifestation and embrace the imperfect world?

Can you really stop judging yourself and others and open your heart to Real Love?

 

This workshop is a transformational journey into discovering divinity within yourself and within all living creatures.

  • Expose the ultimate liar inside your head that provokes your unconscious behavior: blame, criticism, insecurity, fear, etc.
  • Learn to stop destructive patterns before they take over your life
  • Practice recognizing and eliminating the unconscious patterns on the spot
  • Connect with your core essence and expand this connection into unity with others

 

If Inner Freedom is your quest, this workshop is for you!

 

Presenters
avatar for Sky Blossoms

Sky Blossoms

Intuitive Guide, Speaker, and Author, Shining LLC.
An Intuitive Healer, Relationship and Communication Expert, #1 Bestselling Author, and Speaker Sky Blossoms guides high-performers, conscious leaders and celebrities through personal transformations. Sky is recognized for achieving measurable and sustainable results for her clients in record time. | | Her uncanny talent allows her to see beyond the surface challenge and tap into the origin of the issue. Sky?s work catalyzes a shift in energy... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:00pm

Shamanic Sound Healing Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be a musical journey to clear,heal, activate, balance, and empower not only the Chakra system but all the bodies physical and energetic systems. This is a sound healing "concert" where participants can either sit or lay down and surrender into a deep meditative state guided by the sounds of many indigenous healing instruments from around the world. Participants can expect to experience many types of sound healing techniques to bring forth an expanded yet grounded energy field of health and balance. (1 1/2 to 2 hr.)

Vibration Sound Healing~ Align your biorhythms, clear and energize your chakras, release stagnant energies. Expand, connect and awaken new potential hidden within. The drum is a powerful tool used throughout history; from the first Shamans who walked the earth to the modern healers of our time. Three Trees uses a variety of sound healing techniques and instruments including; the didgeridoo, native flutes,gongs,Tibetan bowls, chimes,and rattles while focusing on drumming and the therapeutic powers locked within rhythms. He incorporates the traditions of many teachers and cultures including African, North and South American and Aboriginal shamans to provide a powerful and transformative journey. Three Trees is one of a few to utilize the incredible Halo drum; this rare and amazing instrument instantly transports you into a healing meditative state. Experience a memorable one of a kind chakra sound journey that only Three Trees can create. 
(this is a group session, please bring a mat & pillow & blanket or one will be provided)

Presenters
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Three Trees

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


Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

Riding the Prana Flow Wave - A Hip opening and Arm Balance Class
Limited Capacity full

Adri will be offering a fluid and dynamic wave sequencing and vinyasa krama (stages) while moving to great music. This will allows to break through the feeling of being stuck, stagnant and frozen in poses while awakening the flow of Prana within.

During this class we will enjoy the art of arm balancing in combination to hip opening poses while using the principles of Prana to bring our poses to life. 

We will break down several poses to allow each participant to embody and feel the energetics of each pose. This will translate in many different ways to enter arm balances, different stages of the pose, and flying time.

We will also take the time to do some partner work and understand how to help students that are on the verge of flying or simply how to get students in the right direction.

This class is open to all levels of experience. If you are brand new to yoga or seasoned practitioner this class is definably for you!

Presenters
avatar for Adri Kyser

Adri Kyser

Inner Beauty Yoga
Adri is an International Vinyasa, Prana Flow yoga teacher, and Power Pilates instructor with many years of experience. | | Thanks to her extensive studies and continuos trainings, she has created a unique approach on how she teaches yoga. Her welcoming and caring approach will inspire you on and off the mat. Adri’s mission is to help you awaken and reconnect with your Inner Beauty helping you live your life to your fullest potential... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

Yoga Hike
Limited Capacity full

Yoga Hike with Blair Darby of Sedona, AZ.

More to come... 

Presenters
avatar for Blair Darby

Blair Darby

Yoga Instructor, Vortex Yoga Hiking In Sedona
Remembering who you are...seems important these days. Our society isn't really setup to allow for such notions and all the veins which stem from this core expansion such as bi-locating, great self love, understanding of universal the energy flow, the ability to miraculously heal your self and others, creating your own reality and times lines, etc.... Getting in touch with your unlimited potential as the powerful being you are with the support... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
On the Land - meet at Heart Center

1:00pm

Chakra Immersion for Manifesting Happiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience a dynamic workshop designed to promote balance and take the adventurous yogi to a deeper level of self-awareness. Using 7 specially focused Salutations related to each of the 7 Chakras we will learn how to unblock all mental & physical barriers so we can manifest the happiest life ever!

Through the ancient study of the chakras—conduits of energy—we will promote self-healing through harmony of heart, mind and body. This is an ideal way to discover how stress, family history, unresolved emotions, past traumas, and bad habits can cause your chakras to become energetically blocked. Learning about your chakras enables you to use Yoga Psychology and apply abstract concepts to your life in practical ways. Once you understand how your emotional expression affects your behavior, you can become un-stuck.  You will be empowered to make better choices based on your right to feel, to love, to see, to speak, to understand. This way, you can attract the energy you want and design the your most joyful life!

Some key topics covered include:

·   What are chakras? What is the key focus and personality traits of each chakra?

·   What is the root or foundation for happiness?

·   Where are your Chakras Excessive?

·   Where are your Chakras Deficient?

·   How can you work with your dominant Chakras?

·   Which are the Chakras of Manifestation?

·   Which Chakras guide healthy Relationships?

·   Which Chakras help you Communicate with greater confidence?

·   Which Chakras do you focus on to help you relax and de-stress?

·   How do you balance your Chakras with poses, pranayama and meditation, mantras, colors and healing stones?



Presenters
avatar for Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini

Writer. Happiness Coach. Teacher. Healer, Alchemy of Yoga
Silvia Mordini is a Writer, Happiness Coach and internationally recognized Yoga Presenter. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her to discover the “Alchemy” of Yoga to heal and transform. A serial... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

2:15pm

Blissful Vinyasa…
Limited Capacity full

Blissful all levels vinyasa flow for inspiration and intention setting.

Presenters
avatar for Trisha Lotzer, JD

Trisha Lotzer, JD

Yogattorney, Lotzer Law Group, PC
Trisha began practicing yoga in law school ago as a way to stay fit and handle the pressures of a rigorous and competitive doctoral program. That was over sixteen years ago. Since then, she has studied and practiced yoga and meditation in the United States, India, Thailand and Belize with teachers including Yogacharya Ganga White and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and started Yogattorneys in... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Tea Time with Sunny Dawn Johnston
Limited Capacity seats available

Join author and medium, Sunny Dawn Johnston for an intimate conversation...  Topic will be Spirit Guided.

Presenters
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Sunny Dawn Johnston

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


Friday February 7, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

A Kundalini Experience: Messages From Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Alyson Simms, Kundalini yogini, and Keri Ports, Human & Animal Psychic/Medium for this very special workshop. We will focus on the practice of Kundalini yoga and messages from Spirit, in the form of deceased loved ones or Spirit Guides. Alyson will spend the 1st hour focusing on Kundalini techniques that strengthen our intuition, connecting us with the Divine, and opening ourselves to receive guidance. Afterwards, Keri will relay messages from Spirit to each person. These messages will relate to your path in the world and how to best take your next steps to fulfill your destiny. It is sure to be an enlightening and fun workshop where everyone will walk away with more clarity about their purpose and guidance about how they can achieve it!

Presenters
avatar for Keri Ports

Keri Ports

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

Alyson Simms

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


Friday February 7, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Healing Stress: Using Forgiveness as a Health Management Tool
Limited Capacity seats available

Stress is the number one factor in illness, and research is showing us that holding onto non-forgiveness, resentment, and anger signals the same bodily responses as stress. In other words, forgiveness can alter your patterns of illness and dis-ease in your body!

Holding onto chronic unforgiveness is very stressful to the body, and you will learn how to release and change your flight/flight responses in your body. Research shows that forgiveness enhances your immune system. 

We know that our thoughts create the energy or vibrational frequency we carry with us. You will learn how to have healthier thoughts, more loving thoughts and you will in return attract healthier, happier people into your life. 

Many people suffer from self-abuse. Self abuse is the negative self talk, which often stems from perfectionist thinking, or from guilt and shame from past behavior. For many people, self-forgiveness is one of the most difficult things to release. Letting go of "not good enough” thinking, guilt and shame allows you to step up your own vibration, which in turn allows you to have a healthier, happier support system. 

A good support system also helps people live longer. 

Forgiveness Teacher and Author Lori Rubenstein will share research around forgiveness and stress, reasons to forgive, how to forgive, how to release hurts, anger, resentment, guilt and shame, and how to incorporate a forgiveness practice into your life so you can give your body what it needs to be happy and healthy. 

Presenters
avatar for Lori Rubenstein

Lori Rubenstein

Forgiveness Teacher, Lori S. Rubenstein, LLC
The best thing in the whole world for me is to be witness to other's "ah ha" moment! When the sudden shift is made from "poor me to no problem!" That's the BEST! | | As a divorce attorney, I've seen people at their lowest. To be part of the solution and to help them rise above and take the high road is quite an honor. Forgiveness is the path and the cornerstone of so many of life's blessings.


Friday February 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Blue Agave 1146 West State Route 89A, Suite D3, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Agni Sara - The Master Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Agni Sara will redefine how you look at the core. This in-depth look at one of the most strengthening, applicable and impressive practices of yoga could not enhance your practice, but could change your life.  

Your digestive fire, or agni, is the foundation on which good health is built. ‘Sara’ means essence.  Through this practice you create – and become - the energy, light and transformative qualities of fire.  Practiced regularly, agni sara increases metabolism, tones core muscles, improves circulation to internal organs, strengthens the pelvic region, improves elimination, promotes reproductive health, exercises the diaphragm, massages the heart and lungs, increases energy, and elevates mood. Agni Sara practice builds core strength from the inside out and provides the foundation for the deepest abdominal work—nauli kriya. The ancient yoga texts say agni sara cures all digestive illnesses and that if you have time for only one yoga practice each day, choose agni sara.  


Presenters
avatar for Luke Ketterhagen

Luke Ketterhagen

Himalayan Institute
Luke Ketterhagen graduated from Marquette University with a degree in biomedical sciences. He then immersed himself in the study of yoga, ayurveda and tantra at the Himalayan Institute under the guidance of his teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Luke completed yoga teacher certification and began leading classes and workshops specializing in hatha, meditation, diet and nutrition, and stress management. While in residence at the Himalayan... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Grace and Grit
Limited Capacity seats available

Practice from a place of Gratitude in that you were given life, freely and unmerited; this is called Grace. Practice with indomitable spirit, with daring purposefulness; this is called Grit. Para Yoga brings out the best in humanity in that it takes you from where you are and leads you to an even better place where you can remember with crystal clarity the light of your own Being. The power of prana, bandha, and mudra brush up against the body in asana guiding and honing  until you shine like a diamond! Experience the sublime potential of Para yoga in this full spectrum class which will culminate in deep relaxation and a meditation to increase Shakti, the capacity to be and become.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Bruce

Mary Bruce

Yoga Teacher
Mary Bruce is a senior student of Rod Stryker’s and is Level II Para Yoga Certified. She is also a 500 hr. E-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, and a Relax and Renew trainer under the mentorship of Judith Lasater. Mary directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona from 2004-2008 and is now currently on faculty again teaching in their 300 hr. advanced program. She also co-directed the Yoga Teacher Training... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Yoga & Mysticism for Women
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga and Mysticism for Women

Pregnancy through Menopause

The quest of the mystic mother is to lead a child into the world and make it a better place to dwell. We do not need to wait until the kids have left home to deepen our spiritual practice that balances the mind and body. During the magical times of great change, such as pregnancy and menopause, we need to cultivate more earth element and apana vayu. In this part lecture/part practicum, we will be exploring the needs of women at these major junctions in her life.  

Inspired by the magic of motherhood, Camella has authored a book "Prenatal Kriya Yoga" and designed a home study teacher training course. She has been teaching yoga to hundreds of women and leading women’s groups for over a decade. She will be sharing some inspirational insights during this workshop, enabling us to cultivate our connection to The Divine Mother within us all.


Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

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



Friday February 7, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Happy Hearts, Healthy Backs
Limited Capacity filling up

This is a 2.5 hour workshop that addresses the most popular factors that have been known to influence back pain in our culture. We will explore the science surrounding the truths and debunking the myths. We will discuss the neuroscience of pain as it relates to back pain and share the science about the controversy of the effectiveness of the concepts of ‘core’ and ‘spinal’ stability as they relate to back pain.
We will briefly review how and why YOGA plays an important role in preventing and managing back pain, empowering and inspiring us to CREATE more health and wellness in our lives.
The fun and inspiring yoga practise will incorporate yoga therapy (pranayama methods, meditation, yoga asanas), pilates exercises, and physical therapy concepts as they relate to preventing back pain, and promoting and creating a healthy spine.
For Therapists and Yoga Teachers: discussion of some common methods and teaching practises that practitioners typically offer that potentially could be detrimental to your students will be included.

Presenters
avatar for Shelly Prosko

Shelly Prosko

Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist, (PhysioYoga), Certified Pilates Instructor, PT, PYT, CPI, Prosko Physio-Yoga Therapy
I'm truly honoured to be sharing my offerings as a Physical Therapist and Yoga Therapist at the Sedona Yoga Festival. For the past 15 years, I've been dedicated to the path of combining yoga therapy with our current healthcare system and delivering it in safe and effective ways that result in optimal healing. I received my Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Canada and am a graduate of the Professional Yoga... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 3:30pm - 6:00pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

4:15pm

Peacefully Meeting the Demands of Our Time using ancient Ayurveda
Limited Capacity seats available

I will offer an experiential class that will give people tools to access healing and health of the mind, body, emotions and spirit using ancient Ayurvedic methods.

Do you envision your life as being more whole and light? 

In this course you will AWAKEN your inner medicine and learn the art of emotional harmony amid the mire of challenges present in today’s world. You will experience easy, joyful and practical techniques such as japa meditation, an aromatherapy hot oil treatment pichu, an art therapy exercise and Ayurvedic food as the essence of healing. You will walk away with the power of peace to share good health, joy and abundance to your family, friends and community.

Presenters
avatar for Radha Crawley

Radha Crawley

Creative Visionary, Samadhi Ayurveda
Radha is dedicated to sharing her love for nature, Ayurveda's ancient, yet modern ways of wisdom and helping people discover their innate healing abilities. | She has studied Ayurveda with Vaidya RK Mishra, Maya Tiwari and has her Certificate in Ayurvedic Education from Kanyakumari Ayurveda. | | She is completing her Bachelors Degree from Prescott College in Transpersonal Psychology and Holistic Health. | | She strives to awaken... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

4:15pm

Practicing Death: Remembering who we are
Limited Capacity seats available

Oh that word...just speaking or writing the word death can ignite fear in the hearts of most of us. Yet, it is something that every one of us will experience! Stay with me now...Yoga teaches us that the fear of death is something that has to be faced with openness and courage while we are still alive! Through the practice of yoga, we begin to loosen the grip - recognizing that we've forgotten who we are and life's purpose is not about being a parent, a teacher or an accountant but to remember this. We are offered 'practice' through life experiences, preparing us over and over again to wake up! What a gift! Meditation becomes an essential part of our lives to find peace with every day 'deaths' as well as the 'big one'. Join this rich discussion of Yoga Sutras Chapter 2 v.3-9, the 5 klesas. The klesas are obstacles or afflictions of the mind that keep us from remembering who we are - Ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion and fear of death. Participants will be offered the opportunity to Relax and Remember, to find comfort and intimacy with this subject through Meditation, discussion, some chanting and Restorative Yoga. All are welcome.




Growing a sense of intimacy and contentment with this topic that we usually push away. fulfilling purpose as we move closer to life's purpose.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Dante

Michele Dante

Owner/Teacher, Inner Vision Yoga
Michele Dante is dedicated to teaching relaxation and meditation to help people find peace within. Her compassion and heart-felt teachings are supported by a rich inner wisdom and a keen observation of physical and energy anatomy. She is a nationally registered eryt 500 yoga teacher, certified Thai Yoga Therapist, Co-director of yoga teacher training programs and Co-Owner of Inner Vision Yoga in Chandler and Tempe, AZ. Michele, in collaboration... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

4:30pm

“I Am ______. A Case of Mistaken Identity”
Limited Capacity seats available

The two most used and abused words in our language and perhaps any other, are the words “I am”. Any guilt, shame, judgement or worry that we can imagine arises from a sense of our own mistaken identity.  What does “I am” imply? How many of us are qualified to use those words with any sense of authority? This fireside talk and group discussion will be on the notion of identity. We will discuss “who” we are, “where” we are, and what it means to be a vehicle of consciousness. 

Essentially, whatever we identify ourselves as being or not being is inaccurate. Any pursuit of individuality that does not conclude in the ultimate awareness of unity misses the point. What does it mean to hold consciousness in individual form while the common source of consciousness makes the all-inclusive “I am” inevitable?  

As cerebral as this may all sound, this fireside talk will be casual, fun, and down to earth.  Please bring your open minds, and be prepared to flip the “bypass switch” on your ego. Group participation and a variety of perspectives is encouraged.

-- 
"there is only ONE of us here"
 

Presenters
avatar for chris  spheeris

chris spheeris

Founder, Essence Records
I am all about creativity and inspiration. I love to create, or shall I say, i LIVE to create and i create to live. It's my yoga. It's my tantra. It's my dharma. I am passionate about being passionate and i am passionate about inspiring others. From what I've observed, i seem to have been given a gift for that, and it is my honor to share the overflowing inspiration that flows through me. My core truth is that we are all capable of infinite and... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

5:00pm

First Friday ~ Artist's Reception at AumBase
First Friday's Sedona... Artist's reception and showing at AumBase.
 

Moderators
avatar for Marc Titus

Marc Titus

CEO, Founder/Executive Producer Sedona Yoga Festival, Aumbase, Inc
Marc is a modern yogi and visionary guide for new paradigm thinkers and creators. He brings a current approach to the science of yoga and meditation, blending masterfully, ancient practices and philosophy to soothe this tumultuous modern experience and support purposeful, organic and dynamic creations that bring humanity to a higher consciousness experience. He has served business, government and international non-profit organizations, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Heather Shereé Titus

Heather Shereé Titus

CEO, Sedona Yoga Festival Director, Aumbase, inc
Co-Founder, Aumbase, inc www.AumbaseSedona.com Director, Sedona Yoga Festival www.sedonayogafestival.com Yoga absolutely changed my life. I have practiced asana for 20 years. It wasn’t until I turned to it in a time of grief and depression that the asana began to do its work on me and I truly began practicing yoga. As a friend said recently in an eloquent poem: sometimes we must fall to our knees to rise in grace. I did spend most of my... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for John Soderberg, PhD. Sculptor

John Soderberg, PhD. Sculptor

Sculptor, John Soderberg Studio
"To me, art is not a luxury, but is a basic human necessity. Art can, and should, remind us of our humanity, and that of others, and enhance the quality of our lives. From the earliest artists, Stone Age storytellers around a fire in a cave, to the painters and sculptors and architects of today, art has pervaded and shaped our societies. To me, an artist is not primarily a creator, but is rather a conduit—absorbing, translating, and... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 5:00pm - 7:30pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

6:00pm

A Kick Asana Friday Night Outlaw Yoga with LIVE MUSIC KenK and the Autobiography of a Buns of Steel Yogini, followed by a FIRE PRAYER performance
Limited Capacity filling up

Autobiography of a Buns of Steel Yogini - 6-7pm

Marguerite shares her mystical and mystifying story of becoming an entertainer yogini, who came to reconcile with her whacky family background and a destiny that combines stage and yoga.


Outlaw Yoga LIVE MUSIC Vinyasa Class – 7-9pm

Is a movement towards a new way of practicing...a new way of being. Physically challenging and technically simple, Outlaw Yoga challenges you to make more than a habit of life, to connect to self and to purpose through intense physicality, to explore the power of presence in a contemporary, community setting – connecting to self, to others, and to your inner sense of service.

Grace is gratitude personified, it is a choice and a discipline. This moment, this choice is a chance to allow your fearless love to lead, your devotion to precede. Obliterate boundaries that seem to stand in your way by taking time to take a look, to take ownership, and to take action. Today is a brand new day, act like it!

Real change is seldom courteous: if you don't want to step up – step out...

Fire Prayer-formance  - 9-10pm

Arizona's community of fire and performance artists take stage to present a Prayer-Formance. Selected performers are joining together to celebrate mindful movement arts at the 2014 Sedona Yoga Festival.
Lead coordinator for Fire Prayer-Formance is Katrina Messenger 

Presenters
avatar for Marguerite Baca

Marguerite Baca

Comedian & Keynote Speaker
Marguerite Baca has blended her dual life as a yogini stand up comedian. At age thirteen, she began a dedicated yoga and meditation practice. Having a family history rich in show business, she also trained in acting, dancing, singing, and went on to perform on TV, in bands, and theatre. Eventually, she began teaching yoga classes in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised. Being chosen by a scout from Paramount Studios, to create and feature... Read More →
avatar for Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski

Founding OUTLAW, Outlaw Yoga
A reformed meat-head and retired cage fighter, Justin brings a lifetime of travel and world's worth of experience in battling the ego to the mat. An avid student, artist, and treasure hunter, he infuses a creativity and perseverance into his teachings, along with a distinct blend of humor and wisdom that redefines what it means to be an Outlaw and a yogi...He teaches Outlaw Yoga around the world and is happy to call Denver home for now. Find... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Matt Hunsaker

Matt Hunsaker

Community, Sedona Healing Hut
Aloha, My name is Matt Hunsaker and I am here to help you, help yourself with awareness and holistic empowering. Coming from a non-holistic background growing up across America, my ability to teach holistic healthcare effectively to a broad demographic is a strong synergist in my clients ability to incorporate new concepts into their daily lives. I am the 2015 Sedona Yoga Festival Program Director, a Care Manager at... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

6:30pm

Gather Yoga: Growing your yoga community and Yogattorneys Networking hour
A yoga collective: connect with fellow yogis, grow your knowledge and practice and share your unique perspective. GatherYoga...you already belong.

Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright fabulous. Simply put, we believe amazing things can happen when people gather together.

Yogattorneys and Blissness Entrepreneurs 

Come one, Come ALL!
 

Moderators
avatar for Marc Titus

Marc Titus

CEO, Founder/Executive Producer Sedona Yoga Festival, Aumbase, Inc
Marc is a modern yogi and visionary guide for new paradigm thinkers and creators. He brings a current approach to the science of yoga and meditation, blending masterfully, ancient practices and philosophy to soothe this tumultuous modern experience and support purposeful, organic and dynamic creations that bring humanity to a higher consciousness experience. He has served business, government and international non-profit organizations, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Heather Shereé Titus

Heather Shereé Titus

CEO, Sedona Yoga Festival Director, Aumbase, inc
Co-Founder, Aumbase, inc www.AumbaseSedona.com Director, Sedona Yoga Festival www.sedonayogafestival.com Yoga absolutely changed my life. I have practiced asana for 20 years. It wasn’t until I turned to it in a time of grief and depression that the asana began to do its work on me and I truly began practicing yoga. As a friend said recently in an eloquent poem: sometimes we must fall to our knees to rise in grace. I did spend most of my... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Alesha Cumpton

Alesha Cumpton

co-creator, GatherYoga
Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Halt

Natalie Halt

Co-Creator, GatherYoga
Bringing people together to both unite and grow yoga communities is my passion. I aligned with my partner, Alesha, over the mutual intention of bringing something to the yoga world that would potentially be transformative. We wanted to create a platform/collective upon which people could gather together to discover more of the world around them, and in turn more of themselves. This is the intention (and my love): that of coming together for... Read More →
avatar for Trisha Lotzer, JD

Trisha Lotzer, JD

Yogattorney, Lotzer Law Group, PC
Trisha began practicing yoga in law school ago as a way to stay fit and handle the pressures of a rigorous and competitive doctoral program. That was over sixteen years ago. Since then, she has studied and practiced yoga and meditation in the United States, India, Thailand and Belize with teachers including Yogacharya Ganga White and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and started Yogattorneys in... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

6:30pm

Karuna Flow Yoga©
Limited Capacity filling up

Karuna Flow Yoga ©
Flow with your emotions. Dance with your soul
Karuna Flow Yoga is the yoga of surrender and self-compassion. The Karuna flow© helps you “clear the way” by liberating emotional energies within the space of your soul so that your natural harmony, balance and peace fills you`. It is a dance with energy waves, the waves of your emotions.
The Karuna Flow© is organized in 4 waves, alternating dynamic flow and gentle flow, with a strong focus on alignment. 
- Inner Wave: Breathing-Pranayama sequence
- Power Wave: Dynamic–Yang sequence
- Slow Wave: Restorative-Yin sequence
- Stillness Wave: Yoga Nidra-Yogic sleep sequence

Presenters
avatar for Sonia Ratto Ferrer

Sonia Ratto Ferrer

Karuna Yoga flow
Please note that this workshop is not for beginners. | | Karuna means compassion. This yoga flow is about self compassion and self-love. The Karuna Yoga Flow is organized in 4 sequences, with a strong focus on alignment. | - AIR : Breathing. Pranayama sequence | - SUN : Dynamic. Yang Sequence | - WATER : Slow. Yin sequence | - EARTH : Deep relaxation and meditation - Nidra | | In this flow, breath is the most important... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 6:30pm - 9:30pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

RAHASYA MANTRA BEAT MUSIC KIRTAN CONCERT
Limited Capacity seats available

Rahasya is on the forefront of the modern kirtan movement. Led by lifelong musicians and yogis Surdas and Vajra Yogini, the group has forged a sound that is both unique and original, while holding true to the essence of kirtan. Built upon the foundation of live drum kit, harmonium, and soaring vocals, the music is woven with elements of electronic sounds, sampled instruments, and sonic textures. Rahasya plays festivals such as Bhakti Fest, Bonnaroo, Chantlanta, and Mahabhuta Yoga Festival, with many more in the works for the future. Their tour schedule has them traveling all over the US multiple times per year, leading kirtans, live music yoga classes, chanting workshops, and yoga teacher trainings. Visit rahasya.org for a complete list of upcoming events. “Energizing and contemplative, Rahasya is a welcome dose of devotion.” - Yoga International Magazine

Artists
avatar for Vajra Hencinski

Vajra Hencinski

Rahasya
Rahasya is a sacred music project led by Surdas Ji and Vajra Yogini. Both lifetime musicians and yoga teachers, the duo tours the country, collaborating with extraordinary musicians, visionary artists, and yogis along the way. Rahasya means "the mystery of the goddess" or "secret". | Rahasya's music, rooted in ancient Indian kirtan and mantra, pushes the future of chant music with live sequenced thumping bass lines, elements of electronica... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

RESTORATIVE HARMONY
Limited Capacity seats available

A deep relaxation experience combining live music, restorative yoga and guided meditation.  Presented by the cousin team of Javier and Nick Montoya.

Presenters
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Nick Montoya

Founder of The Ageless Program, The Ageless Program
My mission in life is simply to help people be their healthiest best - body, mind and soul. I left a successful 28-year career as a senior manager in a Fortune 50 company to work on my own health and begin my journey of healing. This led me to yoga and a passion soon emerged for teaching it. I came to understand that my path led me to the space and place of creating The Ageless Program and fulfilling my life?s mission. It is only in being our... Read More →

Artists
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Javier Montoya

Director/Composer, VAYU Productions
Musician, Composer, Director, Yoga Teacher, Nutrition, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach and All Around Artist. | | Javier recently moved from Los Angeles to North Phoenix to join his yogi cousin Nick Montoya in creating a professional production studio for music and video projects related to yoga, health and wellness. Javier directed and composed the music to VAYU Productions' latest release entitled "Ageless Movement & Breath From Your Chair... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

7:00pm

YogaSTARology & ChakraSTARology
Limited Capacity seats available

A workshop designed to provide a clearer understanding of the basics of Astrology. Understand the Astrological Wheel, Signs and what each house represents. Learn about the Sun Signs, their Ruling planets, what the Rising and Moon sign represent! 

The Astrological Signs are linked to different parts of the human body & your health. Find out what specific house in your chart pertains to your health, how the placement of the Astrological signs in your Star Chart could affect your health and how practicing Yoga specific to your sign and Star chart can help keep you healthy! 

Jordan Macbeth and, Gong Master, Izzi Sunnes will then lead you through a mindful and insightful, ALL LEVELS, yoga practice tailored to balance the energy of each zodiac sign, the potential physical and energetic imbalances associated with them and add uplifting vibration to awaken the Chakra centers. Focus on the connection between Astrology, the Chakras {human energy system}, Asana, and Gong healing.

A healing Gong meditation will close the gathering, leaving you feeling refreshed, recharged, realigned, and in-tune with your own creative self!

Presenters
avatar for Jordan Macbeth

Jordan Macbeth

Creator & Cosmic Consultant, Be Yoga World~Cosmic Consciousness
Having dealt with anxiety and depression personally, Yoga has been my saving grace. I’ve learned to use the wisdom of my body, gain better control over my mind and calm my nerves and emotions. Yoga has brought me so much awareness and clarity of my body and mind and the link between the two. It has helped me to remember that creating this life is up to ME. We can’t control life but we can Look inward, Stop placing blame on outside sources... Read More →
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Izzi Word

Yoga Teacher-Gongmaster, The Wise Owl Healing
Iz Word is a dynamic, creative & unique instructor, unafraid to honor her inner artist & weirdo! Her classes & gatherings inspire, educate, transform & uplift. | | Compelled by Yogic themes, Astrology, Metaphysics & Ancient Indigenous Wisdom, Iz has logged thousands of teaching hours nourishing many individuals in diverse settings, ranging from drug & alcohol rehabilitation, fitness centers, Yoga Rocks the Park &... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

Yoga Is A Transformational Journey: Movie with Director / Producer Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Thirty million Americans and countless millions worldwide have taken up a practice that is transforming their lives. Follow filmmaker Suzanne Bryant as she meets with the most prominent Yoga Gurus and teachers in the west and travels to India to explore the power of this ancient practice. Along the way she discovers what YOGA IS. This is the story of a woman who thought she had it all ...until she lost her beloved mother to cancer. Trying to process and understand her profound grief, Suzanne embarked on a journey and turned to a deeper practice of yoga. Suzanne's journey led her to India on a spiritual quest to learn more about this powerful ancient practice. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Kerala, Ashtanga Yoga with Pattabhis Jois and his daughter Saraswati, met with Guru Neem Karoli Baba’s son in Vrindavan to learn about Bhakti yoga and came face to face with a near death experience herself. While in India, something had shifted within her, the light had returned. Inspired by her experience in India, she returned back to the U.S. to explore what yoga means to the West and how it can transform lives. Suzanne met with the most prominent western Yoga Gurus and teachers as well as celebrity yoga devotees Russell Simmons, Christy Turlington, musician Michael Franti and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman in search for the answers that unite us all.  Answers to questions such as Love, Truth, Happiness, Purpose, The Now, our Dark and Light , Empowerment, Karma, Enlightenment, Transformation and so much more. What she found was something wonderful: a path that can enable anyone to transform suffering and experience daily peace and happiness. - See more at: http://www.yogais.com

Moderated by Chris Spheeris with debut of his new short film entitled Facets of Infinity...

“Facets of Infinity”- a short film by Chris Spheeris.

The unfolding of this film takes place in the theater of the mind, in the deep and often forgotten wells from which the magic of perception springs forth. Somewhere in the the 90% “dormant” mass of grey matter, we all perceive the design of things, we all sense the perfect orchestration of life as art, and we all comprehend the multi-dimensional existence in which we flicker and dance. This film has been ten tears in the making as techniques were developed to move the imagery from the representational to the deeply dimensional. The still images, exclusively of North American cacti and succulents, come alive as they fold onto themselves into mandalas and kaleidoscopes and reveal worlds and “truths” that feel at once abstract and oddly familiar.


Moderators
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chris spheeris

Founder, Essence Records
I am all about creativity and inspiration. I love to create, or shall I say, i LIVE to create and i create to live. It's my yoga. It's my tantra. It's my dharma. I am passionate about being passionate and i am passionate about inspiring others. From what I've observed, i seem to have been given a gift for that, and it is my honor to share the overflowing inspiration that flows through me. My core truth is that we are all capable of infinite and... Read More →

Presenters
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Suzanne Bryant

Suzanne Bryant is a former journalist from NYC. She attended NYU for journalism and worked for Producer George Crile at 60 Minutes II. While living in NYC she took up a daily yoga practice to deal with her anxiety a bi product or so she thought of living amongst metropolis.This daily practice of yoga would be the beginning of a journey. Although she had been practicing yoga, taking her first class in 1991, it was her daily experience of yoga in... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Mary D. Fisher Theatre 2030 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:30pm

Dub Sutra
Limited Capacity seats available

Down Tempo world music...

Artists
avatar for Chris Proud

Chris Proud

Dub Sutra
Dub Sutra is the musical project of husband and wife super duo Chris and Charlotte Proud, and their worldly array of poets and guest musicians. It is an eclectic mix of electronic dub downtempo with harmonizing chant and live instruments. Perfect for chill, yoga, lounge and moving meditation. | | The goal of Dub Sutra is to create a harmonious sound space with intentional music to guide listeners on journeys of healing and balance, and they... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:30pm

Kirtan with Girish
Limited Capacity seats available

Artists
avatar for GIRISH

GIRISH

GirishMusic.com
Girish is an internationally touring world music artist, teacher, and author. He began his music career as a jazz drummer, spent five years as a monk in a Hindu monastery, returned to music as a session tabla player on more than 100 world music albums, and for the past 12 years has written, recorded, and performed his own original music and taught Sanskrit mantras and chanting in music festivals and yoga studios all over the world. His six albums... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336
 
Saturday, February 8
 

7:00am

Morning Sunrise Agni Hotra and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in a Morning Sunrise Agni Hotra, an ancient fire ceremony that honors  Agni Dev- cosmic fire represented by the Sun.

Agni meaning the cosmic fire in Sanskrit is a ancient ritual  of capturing the unique pranic & celestial  energies that pour on the earth at the moment of  sunrise and sunset.These time periods are often chosen to do special spiritual practices to harness and celebrate the changepoint from dark to light and the release of the light to the night. The Sun has for thousands of years been regarded as the embodiment of divinity or god.  In a copper pyramid called a kunda, a fire is lit made of cowdung and ghee and at the moment of sunrise and sunset, an offering of rice and ghee are made to the mouth of agni dev as a simple mantra is chanted. Each morning will include planetary mantra, setting of intention and silent meditation as a preparation for the day.



Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

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

Sponsors
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:00am - 7:50am
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:30am

Meditation Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we get that "monkey mind" to settle down and be quiet, so we can expand to greater consciousness? Yoga is known as the "technology of transcendence" and has some very specific techniques to accomplish this. In addition to pranayama (breathing exercises) and "watching your breath," you'll learn about mantras, malas and mudras, which all help to control the mental chatter. The last part of the session will be 20 min. of meditation practice, followed by questions and answers for your specific concerns. Bring a cushion and a mala if you have them.

Presenters
avatar for Rosalie Malter

Rosalie Malter

Yoga Instructor/ Health Coach, Education & Health Resources of AZ
I've been passionate about yoga since 1971, when I took my first class at a park district in IL. I became a teacher in 1985, studying at the Himalayan Institute and becoming certified with them in 1988. I also attended many workshops with Judith Lasater, learning her version of Iyengar and therapeutic work. I'm also a retired counselor (retired to AZ in 2001) and love the emotional benefits of yoga. Currently I do life and health coaching... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:30am - 9:30am
Agave of Sedona - Blue Agave 1146 West State Route 89A, Suite D3, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:30am

3 Habits of Happiness Reggae Flow Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

We will start with a dynamic sweaty fun vinyasa flow to building inner heat (tapas) through core work and radical self-inquiry.. Confront your judgments and fear and learn powerful tools to identify, forgive and integrate the shadow aspects of Self we tend to deny or conceal. While in the flow examine the 3 key habits of happiness we can apply to every pose, and to your life. These are: 1. Self-Awareness  2. Accceptance   3. Accountability

Then strengthen your intuition and pinpoint the space created by the physical practice with stillness and silence. Learn to hear your authentic, inner voice and patiently listen within for the answers on how to create the happiness you deserve. And in the spirit of “every little thing going to be alright” towards the end of this workshop we’ll enjoy some rich, restorative yoga accompanied by a touch of sweet meditation. All to the best Reggae backdrop.

Presenters
avatar for Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini

Writer. Happiness Coach. Teacher. Healer, Alchemy of Yoga
Silvia Mordini is a Writer, Happiness Coach and internationally recognized Yoga Presenter. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her to discover the “Alchemy” of Yoga to heal and transform. A serial... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:30am - 9:30am
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Yoga and Recovery
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is designed for those interested in weaving the path of yoga and addiction /recovery together. Whether you are a yoga instructor, a friend or family member of an addict/alcoholic or in recovery yourself, all are welcome. Topics discussed will be* The importance of understanding addiction and the effects on the addict as well as friends and family members.* The connection between the 12 steps and the eight limb path of Yoga* Teaching what you know * Community outreach

Presenters
avatar for Nikki Brewer

Nikki Brewer

Yoga Instructor, Ha Yoga Studio
Nikki attended Inner Visions TT program. She has been a student of yoga asana on and off for years, but did not fall in love with yoga until she read The Bhagavad Gita along with The Yoga of Jesus. The connection of asana, reading and mediation is what provides freedom and a healthy life style to her life. Authentic philosophy from around the world is weaved into Nikki's classes. She encourages her students to practice yoga as a lifestyle. In... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 9:30am
LightBody Fitness 2050 Yavapi Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

RAHASYA LIVE MUSIC YOGA
Limited Capacity seats available

RAHASYA LIVE MUSIC YOGA -Experience the love, devotion, soaring vocals, and hip grooves of Rahasya as they lead you on a mystical journey of live music and yoga. Surdas and Vajra Yogini teach the asanas, sing chants of the sweetest melodies, play and sequence instruments, give great pose assists, hold beautiful satsangs, and inspire a new and fresh approach to the ancient practice of yoga. Other musical collaborators and teachers are often integrated into this modern mix of sound and yoga. The only way to understand it is to have the EXPERIENCE! Visit rahasya.org for upcoming events and retreats...

Artists
avatar for Vajra Hencinski

Vajra Hencinski

Rahasya
Rahasya is a sacred music project led by Surdas Ji and Vajra Yogini. Both lifetime musicians and yoga teachers, the duo tours the country, collaborating with extraordinary musicians, visionary artists, and yogis along the way. Rahasya means "the mystery of the goddess" or "secret". | Rahasya's music, rooted in ancient Indian kirtan and mantra, pushes the future of chant music with live sequenced thumping bass lines, elements of electronica... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Girish Chanting Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Girish Chant Workshop

Girish’s chanting immersion is for anyone seeking to bring the bliss of Sanskrit chanting into daily life or to deepen an existing chanting practice. You’ll explore several of the most powerful Sanskrit mantras and offer practical guidance on integrating them into your yoga, meditation, or pranayama practice.  No previous experience necessary!

 

Girish’s chant workshop covers:

 

·    The tradition of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion)

·    The sacred power of Sanskrit

·    The Gayatri Mantra

·    Chants to the Goddess

·    Bija Mantras (mystical seed sounds)

·    The Hanuman Chalisa

·    Meaning, pronunciation, and yogic application of all the chants

·    Resources for further study and inspiration


Artists
avatar for GIRISH

GIRISH

GirishMusic.com
Girish is an internationally touring world music artist, teacher, and author. He began his music career as a jazz drummer, spent five years as a monk in a Hindu monastery, returned to music as a session tabla player on more than 100 world music albums, and for the past 12 years has written, recorded, and performed his own original music and taught Sanskrit mantras and chanting in music festivals and yoga studios all over the world. His six albums... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:00am

Hips, twists, arm balances!
Limited Capacity filling up

Expect to detoxify the insides and awaken 1st, 2nd and 3rd Chakras with this hip opening, deep twisting class. By opening the hips we can get deeper into twists which help set up properly aligned arm balances!



Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

8:00am

Spanda: Exploring the Pulsations of our Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Spanda is a Sanskrit term for the subtle creative pulse of the universe as it manifests into the dynamism of living form. Spanda can be translated to mean vibration, movement, or motion. It refers to consciousness as it orients through thought and intention to organize into authentic action.
Join me as we explore the subtle, and not so subtle pulsations of our practice, through movement, breath, and state of mind. We will play with the concepts of Muscular action vs. Organic action, Expansion vs. Contraction, Yin vs. Yang. 
This will be a dynamic practice for all levels, with modifications offered.

Presenters
avatar for Donna Schnoor

Donna Schnoor

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Yoga & Ancient Deities
Limited Capacity seats available

yoga & ancient deities: the fire within

Step into a world where mythological Hindu gods and goddesses animate asanas on the yoga mat. Discover how major deities from Ganesh to the many goddesses activate yoga poses and can empower our bodies and our lives.

Be prepared to fully engage your body and enrich your mind by weaving the ancient wisdom of yoga deities into different yoga sequences through mantras, breathwork and asanas. Discover how ancient yoga traditions can cultivate and deeply ground an understanding of our bodies, facilitating a true and effortless letting go. This is a dynamic and transformative asana practice igniting awareness of your inner power.

This workshop is open to all yoga experience levels.

Presenters
avatar for Bea Love

Bea Love

Founder, Bea Love
Bea Love founded Bea Love Yoga inspired by over 15 years practice on the mat and in-depth studies with international yoga masters. She widely shares her yogic inspirations and has been featured in "Leaders Who Inspire" by Origin Magazine. Bea Love also serves as an international yoga teacher, speaker and consultant. | | Bea Love’s exclusive Enchanted Yoga retreats brings her inspirations and expertise to individuals, couples and small... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

The Elemental Lifestyle - Pitta
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's face it, Ayurveda can be kind of complicated. Let's make it relevant in this journey through the ancient holistic modality of Ayurveda and truly and finally embrace a yogic lifestyle. Learn meditation modalities, nutrition, routine, and more specific to your nature or your current state of balance.

Pamela will be presenting the Elemental Lifestyle series to balance the Doshas or Ayurvedic energies in your body and mind. You will receive a meditation practice, lifestyle routine, and nutrition for your dosha or for your current state of imbalance. Attend all three to journey through the Doshas, or simply follow the link below to find out what dosha resonates in your mind, in your body, and your current state of balance.... 

http://www.elementalom.com/sedona-yoga-festival-2014/

For each dosha, learn
What resonates in your body and your mind? Do they match?
Do you have an imbalance in your body or mind?
What illnesses, situations and diseases relate to each dosha and how do you balance?
Meditation modalities to bring you to balance.
What yoga is right for you?
What food and routine bring you balance?
Cultivate a Favorable Habit
Spiritual Exercise
Herbal Remedies
Cleansing

"I very much enjoyed Pamela's classes at the Telluride Yoga Fest. Her classes really moved me." ~ Kristin Taylor, Telluride Yoga Center

Presenters
avatar for Elemental Om

Elemental Om

Elemental OM
Pamela Quinn is a teacher of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga as well as an Ayurvedic Specialist. She is best know for her book and ecourse, "The Elemental Cleanse." Pamela is the founder of three healing centers in Cincinnati, Ohio where students learn the art of yoga and embrace an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Pamela has coached well over 700 individuals and is passionate about making the yogic lifestyle easy and accessible.


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Positive Choices Through Yoga and Meditiaiton for At Risk and Enhanced Challenged Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

POSITIVE CHOICES THROUGH YOGA/MEDITATION FOR AT-RISK AND ENHANCED CHALLENGED YOUTH
is two phased holistic yoga training program interfacing with at-risk youth, with an added focus on inclusive levels of autistic youths that are placed at risk to act out in the communities at large without creative and innovative yoga therapy intervention.

The participants of the PCYM workshop will be given an or view of what defines at-risk populations, evidence based research findings that lead to mental disorders and delinquency in at-risk youth (psycho-social and psycho-biological) and research outcome utilizing the practice of yoga/meditation for at-risk youth. Added to the training is specific developed methodologies to working with enhanced challenged Asper and Autistic At-Risk Youth. Participants will engage in kinesthetic education and therapeutic art to explore the intra/interpersonal building blocks to explore the core roots of decision making and develop a positive choice yoga therapy practice utilizing specific poses/meditation to meet the needs of at risk and enhanced challenged youth. Class will conclude with a gentle flow yoga practice.


Welcome Introduction - write on index card name, list your fav color(s) and set intention statement

Discussion on the character sketches of at-risk youths and enhanced challenged youth, including evidence based research to help establish the purpose of yoga therapy as a critical and appropriate prevention/intervention

Participants will engage in 2 kinesthetic psychotherapeutic exercises
* Self-esteem (SE) diagram demonstrating high/low locus of control and the SE as the soul-core of our decision making (negative or positive)
* Explore the intra/inter-personal building blocks to a positive self-esteem - participants will use a creative hands-on approach to demonstrate the concepts that Messages/Injunctions and the experiences from Vital Life Groups play an important role in the formation of the self-esteem. Using selected colors through Art Therapy, which becomes a visual media to communicate and express internalized emotional thought processing, the participants will visually internalize and explore the ability to define and develop the conditions of the self-esteem. The transformational process enables the discover of our potentials, possibilities, and self-efficacy. From this journey one arrives with a positive self-esteem and the strength to make positive changes

10 minute break

Developing a yoga class that works: Participants will learn creative and specific breathe work:
* Welcoming breathe work requires creating a trauma sensitive safe space
* Belly Breath Visual Aids
* ABC Neuro Breathe 
* Brain Breath for Cognition enhancement
* Straw and Cotton Ball breathe Work
* Pinwheel Chakra Breathe Work
* Tonal Color Breathe Work
* Elevator Breathe Work

Asana Poses - not about performance but about purpose
* Why specific Asana Poses
* Trace A Pose Asana 
* Non-judgementally meeting your at-risk students where they are at in the pose
* How to respond to 'break- through' during yoga class
* Where is your sense of humor in yoga class?
Laughing
Over
Various
Errors

Meditation - keep is simple and short! Use music that they relate! Step out of the box and into their heart space. 

Students will have 15 minutes to break up into cell groups and choose a sequence using the above training on at-risk behavioral dynamics, breathe work, asana and develop a meditation to demonstrate to the group at large.


Sharing of Intentions and Closing Gentle Flow Yoga for our amazing group of participants. 
Namaste!

Presenters
avatar for Gina Tricamo

Gina Tricamo

Yoga Instructor, Grand Canyon University
Brief Bio: Gina Tricamo holds a Degree from the University of San Diego in Psychology and Cultural Counseling and an AA in Child Development, the Creator of Positive Choices through Yoga/Meditation (PCYM) Program for At-Risk Populations, former Juvenile Deputy Probation (Specialty Units) Officer with over 300 hours in Psycho-Therapy, Criminology, Combat Training and Substance Abuse Education. She holds 200/300 hrs certifications with... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:15am

Neurosculpting® through the Body Current®
Limited Capacity filling up

Using the proven highly effective and accessible Neurosculpting® principles bridging neuroscience and mindfulness practices, we will dive deep into our unique body intelligence, known as the BodyCurrent®.  Experience neuroplasticity reprogramming through sensory perception and mindful introspection.   Be prepared to gently release old trauma, conditioning and fears stored in the body’s intelligence through sculpting a new brain and attuning to the wisdom of your body.  This class is experiential combining a unique blend of balanced breathing practices, yoga therapy, and mindful movements that awaken and enliven the rhythm of our Body Current®.  Open to all levels of practice and experience. http://www.EnergizeShanti.com

Presenters
avatar for Shanti Medina

Shanti Medina

Founder, Energize/Body Current
Shanti Medina, CYT CPT CNSF created Energize training systems and Body Current® therapeutics after over 15 years designing personal therapy and transformation programs for clients infusing simple and highly effective yoga therapy and nueuromuscular exercises with the mindfulness practices of awareness, acceptance and allowing. Her highly applicable Body Current® modality combines the latest research in neuroscience with... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:15am - 10:15am
Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:15am

bhavana in motion
Limited Capacity seats available

the sanskrit word bhavana means “to call into existence | spiritual manifestation”. bhavana in motion is a movement modality, a way of living, an awakening to the potency of possibility. the practice itself is an amalgamation of three principal elements ~ tantra yoga, conscious dance, and shamanic ritual, interwoven with creative expression, meditation, breath, and the whisperings of deep silence. bhavana in motion is a weaving of these practices as a journey to the center where all movement begins, and where we learn to trust the body's organic wisdom. 

the medicine wheel is a sacred hoop of energy that we create through intention and prayer. once the wheel is made manifest it is yours and yours alone, and it becomes a healing place where only you decide who and what you allow into it. 

the focus of this practice is the building of the medicine wheel, and setting it in motion. we will begin by calling in the four directions through the tradition of angeles arrien's "the fourfold way" and move through a yoga practice that honors the shape of the mandala. from there we will slide into the pulse of the dance and explore how the edges of our hoops can overlap safely and intentionally to dissolve the edges between us that do not serve. 

"in the old days all our power came to us from the sacred hoop
of the nation and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people
flourished. the flowering tree was the living center of the hoop,
and the circle of the four quarters nourished it. the east gave peace
and light, the south gave warmth, the west gave rain and the north
with its cold and mighty wind gave strength and endurance. this
knowledge came to us from the outer world with our religion.

everything the power of the world does is done in a circle.
the sky is round and i have heard that the earth is round like a ball
and so are all the stars. the wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
the sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. the moon
does the same and both are round. even the seasons form a great
circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were.

the life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is
in everything where power moves."

{{black elk, holy man of the oglala sioux 1863-1950}}

some basic yoga experience is helpful; no dance or meditation experience is required.

Presenters
avatar for Liz Tucker

Liz Tucker

Creator, Bhavana in Motion™
I am a transpersonal ecopsychologist; human environment designer; and conscious movement facilitator, curator, and producer, who is passionate about elevating the consciousness of the collective. I hold my Master’s in transpersonal psychology with concentrations in creative expression process and ecopsychology, which is the study of the interdependent relationship between human beings and their natural or built environments. | | The... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:15am - 11:15am
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Kundalini Yoga - Life in the Vast Lane
Limited Capacity seats available

Journey with Ana and Ravi into a deeper experience of yoga. Think of those special days when you feel on top of everything, a day when everything flows and beauty abounds! This exciting workshiop will help you put those special days on speed dial! Ana and Ravi's all-in-one yoga workouts are the ultimate cross training to transform your body and beautify your soul. This workshop is for ALL LEVELS.

Presenters
avatar for Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Being in the ((AUM Zone))
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D., the Founder-Director of the ((Global Dialogue Institute)) who coined the term ((deep dialogue)) some years ago, and  performed a meditation on ((Seven Stages of Deep Dialogue)) that has been presented around the globe - nationally and internationally....

There is a direct link between ((Yoga)) Literacy and ((Deep Dialogue Intelligence)).  So in this ((tea time)) Ashok will help participants enter a deep ((conversation)) exploring the ((Yoga of Peace: Seven Stages of Deep Dialogue)).  Being in the ((AUM Zone)) is manifesting the ((Satya Power)) that is at the heart of Non-Violent Activism- of a Gandhi and ML King, and the ((Truth & Reconciliation)) of a Desmond Tutu.

So on this occasion Ashok, joined by his son and fellow teacher, Nathan will open a ((deep dialogue)) linking ((Yoga Life)) and the art and intelligence of ((Peace Making)).

Presenters
avatar for Nathan Gangadean

Nathan Gangadean

Creator, Saith Yoga
Näthan was raised biculturally. Not in terms of nations, but in terms of being immersed in modern society while growing up alongside cultivating a rare awareness of Global Wisdom and First Philosophy. These are two deeply contrasting realms! Through his years of negotiating between these realities Näthan developed powerful tools and skills for leading a life of awakening in the midst of the chaos and confusion of today's world. The... Read More →
avatar for Ashok Gangadean

Ashok Gangadean

Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D. is the distinguished Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) where he has been teaching global philosophy for the past 45 years. Ashok has published several books pioneering the frontier of global wisdom, global consciousness and enlightenment, and has been teaching and coaching students and participants to tap the power of Global Wisdom and Yoga, to enter the dilated literacy of... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:30am - 10:30am
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

9:00am

Toe Talk with KC Miller
Limited Capacity seats available

As yogis we have the opportunity to see many, many toes, on and off the mat.  Even more than the eyes, the toes are windows to the soul if you know what you are looking for.  As you learn even a little about Toe Reading you will be able to ‘hold’ sacred space even more deeply and truly appreciate the path those who stand before you have walked. When you give yourself permission to ‘see’ on a deep level what is being revealed to you through this powerful technology you have the opportunity to help your students heal the past and learn to step powerfully into their destiny. 

EVERYONE attending the Saturday morning session will be given a scholarship to take a 20-hour Toe Reading class on campus or On-line at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.

KC Miller, founder of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) in Tempe, Arizona is the Master Toe Reader/Soul Coach behind Toe Reading ~ Soul Speak™, a powerful technology for healing the past and learning how to step powerfully into one’s own destiny. She is author of ‘Toe Reading: Are You Walking Your Destined Path’ (published in English and Japanese)

Presenters
avatar for KC Miller

KC Miller

Founder, SWIHA
KC Miller is the Founder and Director of the award-winning, nationally accredited college Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and Chief Spiritual Advisor and owner of Spirit of Yoga in Tempe, Arizona. | She is author of ‘Toe Reading: Are You Walking Your Destined Path’ (published in English and Japanese) and Plan, PRAY, Prosper: 108 Ways to Bring Your Gifts to the World. Although KC Miller could claim the titles of Spiritual... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

9:00am

Cooking the Yoga Sutras
Limited Capacity seats available

Cooking the Yoga Sutras

Bringing the ancient yoga teachings to the table for easy digestion

By using the kitchen and cooking as a metaphor for these ancient yogic teachings, those who have found the sutras and other spiritual texts a bit elusive will learn how to bring some vital sutras alive in a very practical way within their home kitchen . Find out what the significance of Adam eating a lemon and not an apple is, as well as, why honey is a great metaphor for “Abhinivesha klesha”, or our clinging to the physical body. Camella Nair (Swami Nibhrtanada) is one of a few ordained women sharing the wisdom from the Kriya Lineage, embodying what the Dali lama has said about the western woman; that they will bring a powerful shift to mankind that will help the world. 

 Some food tasting. 

In this workshop, see how to put all of this into practice. 


Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

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



Saturday February 8, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:00am

Yoga Wisdom at Work: DAY TWO: Focus on the Yamas and the Niyamas
Limited Capacity seats available

Most Americans think of yoga as only doing the physical postures (asanas) on a mat in a gym, studio or home. Yoga is actually much more rich and complex, with a beautiful philosophy containing eight branches of study (asanas being the third of those.)

By relating all aspects of yoga to the workplace — using simple, everyday language — Maren & Jamie help people see how they can integrate the intricacies of this advanced spiritual tradition.

In this highly interactive, conversational workshop, they help people discover the pragmatic practices that can be be adapted and lived throughout anyone's work day. In addition, they will share inspiring stories from practitioners in a variety of professions to breathe life into the ways these precepts can enhance work satisfaction and success.

The workshop includes an overview of the Eight Limbs, with a focus on the first two limbs. Limb One (the Yamas) provides an ethical framework for the ways people work. Limb Two (the Niyamas) provides a personal guide to conduct and self-development. Throughout the workshop, Maren & Jamie will also use guided meditation (meditation is Limb 8), and breathing techniques (pranayama, Limb 4). 

DAY ONE: Overview of the eight limbs
DAY TWO: Focus on the Yamas (moral code) incorporating short asana practice, meditation and breathing. Focus on the Niyamas (personal conduct and self-development), incorporating a short asana practice, meditation and breathing

Presenters
avatar for Maren  Showkeir

Maren Showkeir

Authors, consultants, Yoga Wisdom at Work
Maren and Jamie Showkeir are co-authors of Yoga Wisdom at Work: Finding Sanity Off the Mat and On the Job, (2013) and Authentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment. (2008) They are managing partners at henning-showkeir & associates, inc., (www.henning-showkeir.com) a Phoenix-based organizational wellness and development company that has collaborated with hundreds of organizations with the aim of harmonizing the... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Agave of Sedona - Blue Agave 1146 West State Route 89A, Suite D3, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:00am

Outlaw Yoga - Arm Balances/Inversion Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore some of the most challenging and rewarding postures yoga has to offer in a fun, safe, and accessible setting! Whether you're brand new to going upside down or a seasoned inverter, this workshop will open up new possibility through playfulness in practice.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski

Founding OUTLAW, Outlaw Yoga
A reformed meat-head and retired cage fighter, Justin brings a lifetime of travel and world's worth of experience in battling the ego to the mat. An avid student, artist, and treasure hunter, he infuses a creativity and perseverance into his teachings, along with a distinct blend of humor and wisdom that redefines what it means to be an Outlaw and a yogi...He teaches Outlaw Yoga around the world and is happy to call Denver home for now. Find... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

10:15am

the Promise with Mark Whitwell
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intimacy with life, and it is available to everyone. Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can integrate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experience. The workshop involves an interwoven promise: You promise to practice yoga, and in return you receive the promise of yoga’s gifts, including health, intimacy, well-being, and joy. In order to experience these benefits, your yoga practice must be adapted to you, not you to yoga. 

Presenters
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:15am - 12:15pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

AcroYoga Sacred Geometry
Limited Capacity seats available

Harness your center through breath (pranayama), movement (asana) & sound (mantra/chanting). We will invoke and find inspiration from sacred triads from Hindu mythology as we flow through class. Cultivating trust, communication, strength from softness we will take our practice up and off our mats linking partner poses, creating pyramids, and building human mandalas of support. Exploring these dynamic movement techniques in partnership to find freedom, creativity and expression.
• Mantra & Kirtan
• Asana, Partner Yoga & Trio-Yoga
• Circlasana & Sacred Play
• Human Mandalas & Pyramids

Presenters
avatar for Deven Sisler

Deven Sisler

Teacher/Manager, AcroYoga
Deven Sisler, E-RYT- 200, is a certifed Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, AcroYoga and CircusYoga Teacher, known for her joyful, playful approach to partnership and collaboration, and her articulate teaching. She has trained in Thai Yoga Massage at the New England School for Thai Yoga and in Thailand. An outdoor enthusiast she weaves her experience and on and off the mat into creative, relaxing and inspiring classes internationally. She offers a holistic... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Serving the Underserved
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga Across America, Yoga for Everyone, Everywhere
Expand your teaching and connection with students in this workshop highlighting ways to serve all walks of life.  Whether you are a teacher or a practitioner looking for ways to serve, this class will open your eyes and your heart.  You will leave with a new sense of awareness and new tools to support you in your path of service.

Gina Garcia works with wounded warriors, veterans and active service members across the country.  She also teaches yoga to cancer survivors, high school students, children of prisoners, and many other underserved areas.  Yoga Across America is a national strategic partner of Dr. Oz's non-profit HealthCorps, teaching yoga in high schools across the country.
www.YogaAcrossAmerica.org  

Presenters
avatar for Gina Garcia

Gina Garcia

Founder, Yoga Across America
Gina Garcia works with wounded warriors, veterans and active service members across the country.  She also teaches yoga to cancer survivors, high school students, in food banks, and many other underserved areas. | | Gina is the founder of Yoga Across America, a 501c3 non profit: | Yoga Across America is a national strategic partner of Dr. Oz's non-profit HealthCorps, teaching yoga in high schools across the country. A high schooler... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

10:30am

Core Challenge Special with CYoga
Limited Capacity seats available

It a11 starts with the Core!

We Start very simply, expanding our Core Space, toning and firing it up, so that it becomes a “Cor!”.

Then you have the opportunity to deepen and develop your yoga and asana technique , whilst being guided through methods for approaching more challenging asanas. Feel how your life expands and is enriched by indulging in the core. See how CYoga Core Strength supports connection in yoga, extension, twists and funky poses.

This is a fluid class with fun arm balances and inversions, which are explained with CYoga Insights so that there is a Stage that Everyone Can Master.

Join this class if wanting to; explore; work the strength and flexibility of your Core; or come and enjoy an inspirational challenge that uses strength and flexibility in A Super Cool Union of Physical and Spiritual Enlightenment.

Catie, the CYoga Creator, is Exceptionally skilled at reading bodies and working out what each individual needs to do, in order to master a pose, with ease, grace, elegance, and Joy.
Feel the happiness, health and vitality that stays with you as a souvenir of this Class.

This is an opportunity to study with one of the greatest yoga masters.
Catie guides internationally on Mastery of Presence. Her books This Is It: Enlightenment with CYoga I and II are available on amazon and at many great bookstores, as is Her DVD.

Presenters
avatar for Catie Foroughi

Catie Foroughi

Visionary, cyoga
Catie is the CYoga Creator, World Renowned Yogi, Yoga Therapist and Integrative Body Worker with a difference. She is well known for a Complete Freedom and Fun approach to what she does and conducts private and public classes of all types including one on one and group yoga, master classes and holiday yoga retreats to the world's most naturally beautiful locations. She is known as "The Super Yoga Master/ Gangsta!" and has always had a natural... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Energy 7 Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Yogis were likely the first to understand the quantum field, and the plasticity of the mind. Gain a greater understanding of how habituated ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving have a direct influence on how we view and interact within our own bodies, lives, and the world around us. Reframe how you think about your energetic system (7 chakras and nadis) and the limitations that may have been placed on your understanding. Past/parallel lives, old injuries, illnesses, can all limiters or spring boards. Refine your observation, and see your true nature. We can use the gifts of mental intellect and build skills to enhance our lives, refine our relationship with ourselves, and thus others. Using a dynamic and integrated vinyasa practice as a platform to explore and to rehearse new technology, we bring greater level of awareness, and come to our inner hOMe. Become more clear within yourself, shape shift your patterns of energetic flow, and create more energy for living. Class includes mixed level asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation. 

Lori has been teaching yoga since 1993, is a faculty member of the Shanti Yoga Teacher Training School, is a Reiki Master/Teacher since 2005, and holds a Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition.

Presenters
avatar for Lori Tindall

Lori Tindall

Yoga Teacher, Wellness & Vitality Coach, Yoga Teacher, Holistic Nutritionist, Wellness & Vitality Coach
I'm a human BEing, friend, Yogini, athlete, foodie, health nut, life long learner, cosmic, & eternal. My practices are dedicated to the life force that resides in all of us, and what we choose to do with this energy can greatly influence our health and the quality of our life. Deeply influenced by my early studies in classical Yoga methods beginning in 1977 as a child, on the shag rug carpet in my family home, we focused mainly on meditation... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Grounding Down to Lighten Up
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will tackle a wide array of arm balances and transitions in a way that will dissolve fear and create an open and fun space! 
These poses teach us about our inner strength, courage, and playfulness. You will learn to ignite your fire from the core to find (bala)nce and harmony in these postures. Come Get Lifted!

Class will begin with pranayama exercises followed by a warm up sequence that will open up the hamstrings, hips, and shoulders. 
Core work designed to bring awareness to the inner thighs, pelvic floor, and abdomen. 
Arm balances and transitions: 
bakasana to headstand
titibasana to bakasana
koundinyasana 1 to 2
eka pada bakasana to koundinyasana
koundinyasana to astavakrasana
koundinyasana to chin stand
Class will end with yin postures and a long savasana

Presenters
avatar for Desiree Lapre

Desiree Lapre

Yoga Instructor/Ashiatsu & Thai Practitioner, Desiree Lapre Yoga


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
LightBody Fitness 2050 Yavapi Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Rise Up: An Ecstatic Journey into Kundalini Yoga and Singing for the Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Dr. Dharma Geet Kaur (Kayla Gayle), Andrew Ecker, and Guru Karam for this mind/body immersion into the heart of soulful self-expression. This class will combine Kundalini yoga with didgeridoo, gong, and crystal bowls. Leading you to access your own true self and embodied creativity to mantra yourself awake! Through breath of fire, kriya (energy-clearing activities) and chanting we will break free from the stifling grip of the inner critic. Healing and activating our glandular system and tapping into mental clarity. Please bring a yoga mat.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Dharma Geet Kaur

Dr. Dharma Geet Kaur

Traveling Teacher
Dr. Dharma Geet Kaur is known as the lioness that walks the path with grace and strength, singing songs of love to the Divine. As a Certified International Kundalini Yoga Teacher (IKYTA) teaching yoga for non-yogis of all ages and abilities is a passion. Kriya (energy-clearing activities), breath, and meditation leave students feeling uplifted and empowered. Published author of Mystica and the Magical Labyirnth Shell, university professor and... Read More →

Artists
avatar for andrew  ecker

andrew ecker

Owner, Drumming Sounds
Andrew Ecker owner of Drumming Sounds based in the Phoenix AZ is a Poet, Artist, Drum Circle facilitator and architect of Neotribal culture born in Portland Or. raised in the well know arts and counter culture Hawthorne district, grandson of Cresencia Cora Alvarez an Apache Curandrea from the southwest. Andrew has continued this family tradition of transformative healing work by honoring the ancestors in the work he does with the sacred drum... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

10:45am

Healing Through the Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive hands-on workshop Isabella A. Greene will talk about principles of Healing through the Heart, share stories of real-life miracles and her own transformation as a Lightworker, Quantum Healer and a Happiness Coach. She will answer your questions and suggest helpful daily practices. You will have an opportunity to experience a group healing and clearing meditation during which Isabella will open her Heart and channel the Love of the Universe to bless and envelop all of the participants. Individual one-on-one Heart Energy work and coaching will also be offered upon request (subject to time availability). Be ready to receive some Golden Light and Divine Love and to feel energetically cleared, uplifted and energized!

Presenters
avatar for Isabella  Greene

Isabella Greene

Remote Soul Healer, Awakening Coach, Isabella A. Greene
Isabella A. Greene is an accredited Life & Awakening Coach, | Remote Soul Healer, Certified Reiki Master, Mystic & Teacher. | Isabella is living in magical Sedona, AZ and being of service to | clients world-wide. The story of her powerful awakening, | transformation, dedication to her path and mystical experiences | serves as an inspiration to many of her clients. | | After years in Financial Services Industry Isabella... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 10:45am - 12:45pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

11:00am

Importance of Yoga Practice in Stressful Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking time to practice yoga is important in any environment you find yourself in. While you're traveling for fun or working, doing yoga on the go is just as important as attending class in your regular routine. More importantly, engaging in your discipline of practicing yoga without an instructor present is key. In particular, finding yourself still and calm in stressful environments will help you cope in any situation you find yourself in. Understand the transformation of a regular, self-guided yoga practice - whereever you are in the world and under any circumstance.

This workshop will discuss the importance of practicing Yoga under any circumstance and within any environment. Through experiences of working overseas in a conflict environment, Kristine will offer practical methods of clearing your mind, finding your space, and engaging in a self-guided yoga practice. She will also share techniques that can help guide your practice and empower you to shine your light through the power of connecting through body, mind and spirit. It will end with a community sharing exercise, so that audience members can participate in a group discussion and the importance of understanding the power of healing through dialogue.

Presenters
avatar for Kristine Ringler

Kristine Ringler

Balanced Journeys, Yoga and Reiki Practitioner
Kristine serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Veteran’s Yoga Project. She is a 200 hour RYT for adults and children and has presented at the Sedona Yoga Festival on the benefits of yoga and meditation. Most recently she led the development of the Women Veterans Fellowship in Public Policy and Leadership for Service Women's Action Network (SWAN).​ She has worked with the U.S. Army for 13 years and has served as a... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

11:00am

Open for Blissness
Limited Capacity seats available

Create the blissness plan for your ideal lifestyle.  Create a bliss+business plan, learn about LLCs and corporations, creative options for work life balance. 

Presenters
avatar for Trisha Lotzer, JD

Trisha Lotzer, JD

Yogattorney, Lotzer Law Group, PC
Trisha began practicing yoga in law school ago as a way to stay fit and handle the pressures of a rigorous and competitive doctoral program. That was over sixteen years ago. Since then, she has studied and practiced yoga and meditation in the United States, India, Thailand and Belize with teachers including Yogacharya Ganga White and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training and started Yogattorneys in... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

11:00am

Yoga Photography with your Phone
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the secrets about how to make powerful, poetic images celebrating the beautiful art of yoga from professional yoga photographer Robert Sturman. Aspiring models and yogis: learn what it takes to get great pictures. Photography enthusiasts: learn about composition, balance, integrating the pose with the surrounding environment, cool phone apps, and much more. Come be the photographer, model, artist, muse, or all of the above. Bring your camera, phone, questions, and curiosity. The first half of the workshop will be inside. In the second half, we'll venture outside into the natural daylight for the creation of a few masterpieces. Anyone who wants to model can. Everyone can shoot. One thing's for sure--everyone will walk away with great pictures.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Sturman

Robert Sturman

artist, robert sturman studio
A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of Marin County's San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman's own... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

11:30am

Kundalini Yoga: Happy Hormones All-In-One Workout Video Release Preview
Limited Capacity seats available

Hormones make it happen! They drive our passions and fuel our purpose, energy, and peace of mind. They elevate our emotions and even keep our bodies toned. The Happy Hormones Workout will help you achieve the perfect balance of these crucial glandular go-getters. Ana and Ravi’s signature style of Kundalini Yoga is the best of both ancient and new: the beauty, depth, and power of yoga, plus the streamlined results of cutting edge fitness. This DVD has it all: stretching, ab work, a cardio element, total body toning, and of course Kundalini Yoga’s dynamic blend of movement, poses, breathing, and bliss. This DVD contains two warm-ups sets, two super Happy Hormones workouts, the fabulous and fun Shake Dance, a joyful Meditation, and more. Also featured: inspiring music to SHAKE YOUR CHAKRAS & ROCK YOUR SOUL! Bonus segments include a Breath Primer and an Alignment Tips and Benefits section. Also featured is the Matrix Menu option which allows you to customize your workout based on your time and motivation. Whether you're new to yoga or a long time practitioner, this DVD will be your friend for life.

https://www.raviana.com/store/DVD-s/ 

Presenters
avatar for Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

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



Saturday February 8, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

11:30am

Gather Yoga: Growing your yoga community
Limited Capacity seats available

A yoga collective: connect with fellow yogis, grow your knowledge and practice and share your unique perspective. GatherYoga...you already belong.

Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright fabulous. Simply put, we believe amazing things can happen when people gather together.

Presenters
avatar for Alesha Cumpton

Alesha Cumpton

co-creator, GatherYoga
Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright... Read More →
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Natalie Halt

Co-Creator, GatherYoga
Bringing people together to both unite and grow yoga communities is my passion. I aligned with my partner, Alesha, over the mutual intention of bringing something to the yoga world that would potentially be transformative. We wanted to create a platform/collective upon which people could gather together to discover more of the world around them, and in turn more of themselves. This is the intention (and my love): that of coming together for... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

11:30am

The Physiology of Saṃskāras: Tissue Memory and Yoga Therapy
Limited Capacity seats available

Saṃskāras are powerful forces that influence the shape and color of our perception of reality. In this session we will explore the capacity our body has to perceive, receive, carry and store Saṃskāras and how these impressions are embedded at multiple levels within the different koshas.

Together we will explore current research supporting the physical correlates of the various kosha that allow for saṃskāric transference and practice techniques for engaging each sheath to become aware of, process and ultimately release these deeply held patterns.

Presenters
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Jeff Masters

Thunder Mountain Wellness / The Shiva Shack
Jeff Masters LMT, E-RYT, NASM-CPT, MPCT, Msc. (Hon.), a visionary and teacher, has been researching the human energy field and consciousness for over 30 years. In that time he has studied with some of the most luminous minds in the fields of mind/body science including Marcel Vogel (IBM & Psychic Research Inc.), Paul St. John (St. John's Neuromuscular Therapy), Deane Juhan (Job's Body), Rama Jyoti Vernon (International Yoga College) and Dr... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 11:30am - 2:30pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

12:00pm

Pelvic Health: Pelvic Floor & Much More
Limited Capacity full

This Pelvic Floor workshop is designed to educate and empower you to take an active approach in creating your own pelvic health. Whether you suffer from a pelvic pain disorder, mild or severe urinary stress or urge incontinence, are interested in preventing incontinence as you age or simply want to know more about your pelvic floor for yourself or to share the knowledge with others, this workshop is for you. Topics included:
1) Define and discuss stress vs. urge incontinence, including a brief review of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM’s) and the pelvic diaphragm.
2) Discuss the main factors that influence incontinence: postural alignment, core stability, hip strength, hip flexibility, pelvic floor muscle activation and relaxation.
3) Discuss the role of the nervous system as it relates to incontinence.
4) Discuss how the popular “Kegel” exercises can potentially exacerbate many incontinence issues!
5) Participate in a fun and inspiring yoga practise as described below:
A) Demonstrate breathing methods (pranayama) and meditation techniques as they relate to incontinence, particularly focusing on the importance of releasing PFM’s.
B) Discuss and demonstrate the correct method of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) control (activation and deactivation), incorporating physical therapy PFM strengthening exercises, pilates, and yoga asanas that address this method.
C) Discuss and demonstrate lumbo-pelvic strengthening (core stability) with use of Physical Therapy exercises, Pilates, yoga asanas, and pranayama.
D) Discuss and demonstrate hip strengthening & hip opening (flexibility) with use of traditional Physical Therapy exercises, Pilates, yoga asanas, and pranayama.

Presenters
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Shelly Prosko

Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist, (PhysioYoga), Certified Pilates Instructor, PT, PYT, CPI, Prosko Physio-Yoga Therapy
I'm truly honoured to be sharing my offerings as a Physical Therapist and Yoga Therapist at the Sedona Yoga Festival. For the past 15 years, I've been dedicated to the path of combining yoga therapy with our current healthcare system and delivering it in safe and effective ways that result in optimal healing. I received my Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Canada and am a graduate of the Professional Yoga... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

12:30pm

Blissful Relationships – Building the Foundation
Limited Capacity filling up

What does it take to create a truly blissful and lasting romantic union? Tap into the timeless secrets of happy couples and learn:
• what are the “must have” ingredients of a healthy relationship
• how to identify and eradicate self-sabotaging patterns that ruin your relationships
• problems every couple experiences and simple solutions that transform challenges into growth and deepen the bond
• how to commit and still feel freedom and independence
It’s a “hands on” workshop packed with practices that will also give you powerful transformational tools for life.

Whether you are in a relationship or looking to meet that special someone, the workshop “Blissful Relationships – Building the Foundation” will give you the keys to a lasting and fulfilling partnership.
We cannot imagine living without love and affection, and yet relationships often seem to be a source of pain and heartbreaks. The truth is that when you really love someone, you can never get hurt. You end up suffering when your expectations are not met, and all expectations are the product of your Ego. This workshop will help you expose the lies you’re used to believing and discover the real essence of love. You will learn practices that will open your heart to experiencing the joy of unity with another soul.
You will gain clarity on the unique purpose of your relationship and hone your ability to recognize the right partner.
We will uncover the dangerous mistakes almost everyone makes in a relationship and explore simple solutions that transform challenges into the deepening of the bond. We will talk about fundamentals upon which a successful partnership is built and the difference between commitment and devotion. You will be guided to step beyond habitual constraints and explore your own ability to connect with others heart-to heart. This is a fun and intense hands-on workshop, which will revolutionize your relationship with yourself and your relationships other beings. The wisdom you will learn will continue to unfold and inspire in you new levels of understanding and opening for days to come.

Presenters
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Sky Blossoms

Intuitive Guide, Speaker, and Author, Shining LLC.
An Intuitive Healer, Relationship and Communication Expert, #1 Bestselling Author, and Speaker Sky Blossoms guides high-performers, conscious leaders and celebrities through personal transformations. Sky is recognized for achieving measurable and sustainable results for her clients in record time. | | Her uncanny talent allows her to see beyond the surface challenge and tap into the origin of the issue. Sky?s work catalyzes a shift in energy... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

12:30pm

Bold, Beautiful and Bad ASSana Bhakti Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready to open your heart and mind and let the LOVE and SWEAT FLOW!
No dogma involved. A rockin vigorous vinyasa flow practice tossed with a whole lotta spirit, humor and inspiration! We will begin with a brief discussion on what is Bhakti Yoga. Benefits of chanting and setting a devotion, followed by a vigorous flow practice. Whether you are in a pose that you love (or may not love) it is all about the connecting to the heart, and tapping into that joy and celebration of life. Singing along is encouraged and spontaneous dance breaks allowed. Ending with a long sweet relaxation and meditation…ALL LEVELS
WELCOME!

Presenters
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Tymi Howard

Studio Owner, Guruv Yoga Studios
Tymi is known in the yoga community as a “Teacher of Teachers” and a skillful graceful practitioner.  Students fall in love with her dynamic, playful style of teaching,  artistic sequencing and music! Self proclaimed travel junky,  blogger and animal rights advocate, she is a lover of God, Life and Yoga. Tymi is forever a student and grateful to all of her teachers, students and family who continue to inspire! | | Tymi... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

12:30pm

The 6 Traditional Sun Salutation Kriyas
Limited Capacity seats available

You will learn the classical 12 Sun Mantras along with the 12 poses of Sun Salutation. You will practiced with nada(sound), Chakra Dharana ( Chakra concentration in each posture), Arohan and Arowahan (Moving prana up and down the spine from posture to posture). Turning Surya Namaskar into a beautiful meditation practice!!

1st Sun Salutation Kriya - is with Nada yoga (ujjayi Pranayama)
2nd kriya - is done at a fast pace
3rd Kriya - is done with Mouna - Silence
4th kriya - chakra visualisation in each pose
5th kriya - is Arohan and Aworahan - moving prana up and down the spine
6th Kriya - Chanting the 12 sun mantras for each posture

Presenters
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Yogi Charu

Owner, Pure Yoga
Yogi Charu is an inducted disciple of the Saraswati lineage, one of the ten classical monk orders in India founded by Adi Sankaracharya in the 8th century, via Sivananda and in direct descent from Satyananda. | | Satyananda founded the Bihar School of Yoga, the first and most respected yoga university in India, and he is the author of the most widely used yoga teacher training textbook globally. Yogi Charu was inducted into this lineage by... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 12:30pm - 2:30pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

12:30pm

Loving Your Authentic Self: THE ROCKET Film Premiere & Reel Healing Circle with Sarah Payne Naylor
Limited Capacity seats available

THE ROCKET

Australia’s submission for the Academy Award and winner of the Best First Feature award at the Berlinale and Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca, The Rocket is a heartwarming, triumphant tale of self-love set entirely in Laos.

Ahlo is the 10-year-old surviving twin of a difficult birth and is believed to be cursed. When  Ahlo and his family are displaced by the construction of a dam, further tragedy strikes as they relocate. Upon reaching the relocation village, Ahlo befriends young Kia and her eccentric uncle Purple, but is still ostracized by the superstitious community, and even by his own family. Ahlo decides that his only hope of redemption is the Rocket Festival: a riotous, and dangerous, annual competition where huge bamboo rockets are set off to provoke the rain gods.  Set amidst a beautiful landscape, The Rocket is a powerfully moving and uplifting film.

“One of the truly special films of the year.” Unseen Films (US).
“Endearing, gripping and heartwarming…The Best And Brightest Of The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival”, Indiewire.
“Captivating…a total crowd-pleaser, deserving of its wild praise.” CinemaBlend (US)

 

Reel Healing Circle

Sarah Payne Naylor is a life, career, and leadership coach who is passionate about working with people to facilitate spiritual and personal self-exploration. Prior to this work she was assistant director for public policy in the Lutheran Office of Governmental Affairs in Washington, D.C. As a member of the Board of Directors for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, she traveled to refugee camps around the world. She is the author of the well-received book “Crossing Rough Waters: Journey from Fear to Freedom,” and  was featured in the film, “THE SONG WITHIN,” a production of Wise Women Circles filmed in Sedona. Sarah will take us on a powerful faith journey, showing us that Source will see us through, especially during life’s challenges. These rough spots can provide lessons to help us grow stronger and consider the possibility of something new. Be unique. Be God’s gift in the world. This is a message of hope. If you are seeking more joy in your life and possess the courage to realize your potential and grow, this is a workshop you will treasure.


Moderators
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ILLUMINATE Film Festival

ILLUMINATE
Presenting the ILLUMINATE Film Giveaway at SYF2015! | | Win autographed yoga film DVDs from Saul David Raye, Sara Ivanhoe, Rama Jyoti Vernon and Suzanne Bryant. Continue your practice with these trailblazing Light Beings in your living room after SYF. Allow film to be your next powerful tool for expanded consciousness. | | ILLUMINATE is the world's premier film festival for conscious cinema, taking place May 27-31, 2015 right here... Read More →

Presenters
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Sarah Payne Naylor

Partner, The Naylor Group
Sarah Payne Naylor is a  life, career, and leadership coach passionate about working with people to facilitate spiritual and personal self-exploration. She was assistant director for public policy in the Lutheran Office of Governmental Affairs in Washington and on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, for whom she traveled to refugee camps around the world. She is the author of the... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

All Levels Slackline Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to kneel, sit, stand and walk on a slackline using simple progressions. More seasoned slackers, advance your practice with more challenging moves and poses on the line. Anyone can slack and no experience is necessary!

Presenters
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Chip Fieberg

Chip & Laura
Chip and Laura Fieberg are a husband and wife teaching dynamo. Certified to teach Yoga, AcroYoga, and Slackline Yoga, you can find them teaching classes and workshops all over the world!


Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) Slackline Park 215 Coffeepot Drive, Sedona, AZ

1:00pm

Trusting Financial Flow: Opening Fully to the Giving and Re-Giving
Limited Capacity seats available

Your yoga practice and teachings have led you to All That Is. You are inspired to give, to be of service. So much excitement, so much desire. You stand at the threshold, poised to give financially… and then… your core beliefs of lack, limitation, guilt, powerlessness, unworthiness, abandonment and fear of death itself rise to the surface. 

 

“If I give, I won’t have.” Yet it is our giving that opens up our true recognition that we already have everything. The Universe doesn’t withhold. It doesn’t give to get, or keep score, or hold resentments or wait until it sees what it gets from you. It is an Ever Present, Ever Trusting, Infinite Flow. And so are you. 

 

Come bridge the gap between your soul’s longings and your experience-based fears. In this 2-hour laughter- and tear-filled workshop, we will:

Uncover the locations in your body where you feel resistance to each core belief 

Heal resistance to financial giving and re-giving

Move beyond the traditional paradigm of giving and receiving

Cross the bridge from resistance to flow when it comes to financial tithing

Shift your perspective from believing your good comes from your hard work or you don’t fully deserve infinite good to KNOWING you are One with the Flow.

 

Extensive Q&A time will be provided so you can personalize this session to meet your heart’s highest desires.


Presenters
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Paul Langguth Ryan

Conflict Dissolution Specialist/Life Coach/Author/Minister/Keynote Empowerment Speaker, Compassionate Mediators
Paula Langguth Ryan loves helping people worldwide dissolve the fears that hold them back from experiencing the true fullness of their lives. She believes all conflict is "an inside job" - fueled by our core beliefs that we are unworthy, powerless, abandoned, lacking/limited, guilty or dying off in some way. She helps people transform those beliefs so they truly KNOW the Truth of who they are: Worthy, Powerful, Connected, Abundant, Innocent and... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

The Three Taoist Mediative Pillars
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is a traditional set from Wu Dang Mountain that is over one thousand years old! I learned it directly from a Taoist priest, Master Zhou Ting Jue who lived on Wu Dang Mountain for fifty two years. You can experience the energy and lineage flow through you, connecting you to deep ancient wisdom. In this workshop, we will be doing standing meditation/Qi Gong which focuses on cultivating, centering and grounding one's energy. Then after we cultivate the energy, we flow with it in the Tai Chi set and allow the energy to flow through all the meridians to cleanse, tonify and purify the body, heart and mind. The Qi Gong and Tai Chi harmonization prepares you for the final step, seated meditation. In the meditation you learn to focus your energy from the Qi Gong and let go onto your Qi body allowing divinity to fill you. This practice can help you to open to deep peace, love and joy from within. Come experience these beautiful traditional practices of connecting the soul to spirit!!

Presenters
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Giuseppe Medlin

Founder and Head Teacher, Academy of Martial Arts for Self Realization
I am passionate about sharing with others the path to self realization through traditional martial arts and connecting spirit with Tao (God).


Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:00pm

Broken Open- The Path to the Heart
Limited Capacity full

Denise will be offering a workshop titled Broken Open-The Path to the Heart. If you want to bring great things into your life, you need to listen to your heart. The heart is more than just an organ. It is where the whole Universe lives. It's where valuable guidance dwells and where spiritual wisdom resides. In this workshop, you will learn to listen and become aware of your feelings and emotions instead of reason and logic of the the mind. You will learn how to trust them as inner guidance to guide you to your soul's purpose. Listening to your heart does not come with pressure or pain, nor is it associated with Ego; a burden or a fear that you are doing something wrong. There are no pros and cons from living from the heart. There are no expectations, just a sense of openness, calmness and peace. Listening to your heart allows you to follow the path that is meant for you; not allowing others to take control over your life. 

This class will incorporate dynamic asana, heart wisdom offerings, chanting, dancing, meditation and pranyama. Please be prepared to call in what your heart desires and release what no longer serves you. There will also be a little after class surprise..

Presenters
avatar for Denise Davidson

Denise Davidson

Yoga teacher, A Better Today & Desert Cove Recovery


Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:00pm

Divine Play: Partner Flow Yoga Play Shop
Limited Capacity seats available

All-levels welcome. This Yoga play shop is for Friends, yoga Buddies, and partners. We will practice the art of Kalyanamitra (connecting as spiritual friends).

The four attitudes of loving-kindness, joy, compassion, and equanimity (maitri, mudita, karuna, upeksha) inform our relationship to Self, Other, and Community and help us to co-create balance. 

In partner practice, we learn to link the four attitudes (KUMM) and remap the ways we form limbic loops, foster more experiences of oneness, activate more access points to Spirit. We will curate an experience of mindful movement. By using these ancient technologies of embodied wisdom, we will learn giving and receiving more of what we all want: to experience express more happiness and more freedom, to express more of ourselves, through connection, collaboration, creativity, and community. 

"We are awakening one another.
It does not matter whose heart
still clings to the vine.

In time
everyone will know
that 
each
passing
moment
contains the changing seasons.

That what we cling to as seed
we must let go of to grow.
Must champion to take root.
Must fall in love with as tender shoot.

Spring, summer, winter, fall
this is All...
yet hearts do cling. They do." ~ em claire, poet ~

In this Partner Flow Yoga Play Shop, Liz and Randall will guide practicioners through asanas alternating between giving and receiving. Through partner asana and thai massage, workshop participants will practice providing a supportive role in grounding, balancing, extending from center of who we are to connect with One an Other. Attune breath, align intention, and cultivate metta, loving-kindness. 

The four attitudes of loving-kindness, joy, compassion, and equanimity (maitri, mudita, karuna, upeksha) inform our relationship to Self, Other, and Community and help us to co-create balance. 

In partner practice, we learn to link the four attitudes (KUMM) and remap the ways we form limbic loops, foster more experiences of oneness, activate more access points to Spirit. We will curate an experience of mindful movement. By using these ancient technologies of embodied wisdom, we will learn giving and receiving more of what we all want: to experience express more happiness and more freedom, to express more of ourselves, through connection, collaboration, creativity, and community. 

Workshop includes: Asana, Pranayam, Meditation, along with partner centering practices, brief discussion & reflection. 

Presenters
avatar for Randy Cauley

Randy Cauley

Guide to Curiosity and Wonder, Samyama Yoga & Meditation
"On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed; even a little of this practice will shelter you from great sorrow." (Bhagavad Gita II.40) I am a Dharma Yoga certified instructor (CYT 300) with over 15 years of dedicated practice and a passion for the profound benefits of yoga for body, mind, and heart. My teaching is informed by explorations in Anusara, Dharma Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, Astanga, Bikram, Viniyoga, Thai Massage and Yin... Read More →
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Liz Tucker

Creator, Bhavana in Motion™
I am a transpersonal ecopsychologist; human environment designer; and conscious movement facilitator, curator, and producer, who is passionate about elevating the consciousness of the collective. I hold my Master’s in transpersonal psychology with concentrations in creative expression process and ecopsychology, which is the study of the interdependent relationship between human beings and their natural or built environments. | | The... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

Live the Life of Grace that you were meant to (kundalini uplink gong)
Limited Capacity seats available

It's the Aquarian Age and our time to be in our full Grace, Light and Radiance! Come and uplink to the cosmic current to have a bigger experience of YOU through the power and technology of Kundalini Yoga for all levels. Uncoil your potential to Infinity! Class includes: Pranayam, mantra, yoga, meditation and gong relaxation.

Presenters
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Katherine Austin

Owner/Teacher, Karma Yoga
Katherine Austin E-RYT is the founder of Karma Yoga, a studio she opened in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2003. Katherine is certified in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini Yoga, The Khalsa Way Pre-natal and Spirit Baby yoga. As an instructor of yoga for more than 18 years, Katherine is also a Heart-Based Meditation Technique teacher, a Yoga Alliance yoga teacher & trainer, workshop presenter, a leader of yoga retreats and events locally and... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:00pm

Shakti Bhakti and Shiva too
Limited Capacity seats available

In the tantric tradition, the Shakt,i or feminine energy, is the divine pulsation of the creation, but Shakti would be powerless without the steadiness of Shiva’s universal consciousness. We will tap into our Shakti energy by dancing fluidly through asana held steady with intent born of Shiva. Class will incorporate a fluid blend of arm balances, backbends, forward bends and hip-openers and stories of Shiva and Shakti in their various incarnations.

Presenters
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Erika Burkhalter

Yoga Teacher, YogaWorks
Erika Burkhalter, MS Neuropsychology, E-RYT 500 teaches vinyasa flow inspired by a love of mythology, philosophy and the joining of voices in chanting and kirtan. Erika teaches at Yoga Works, and is honored to mentor and teach for the 300 hr teacher training program. Erika is working on her Masters Degree in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University and is writing a book of Indian mythology. Passionate about integrating ancient wisdom with... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

The Art of Adjustments
Limited Capacity full

Adjustments given during yoga practice help to release deep structural tension and open energetic pathways in the body. Students need adjustments for various reasons. This workshop will help access student's needs, and lead them to a safer and deeper asana practice. We will explore different ways to assist students in making adjustments by touch, anatomy, and alignment. The art of adjusting will not only deepen your student’s asana practice, it will also guide you to a deeper understanding of how the body works. The primary focus will not be on particular therapeutic adjustments, but instead how adjustments are given and received. This workshop is not just intended for yoga teachers, but for any student interested in how adjustments help awareness travel through the body.

Presenters
avatar for Ann Stevens

Ann Stevens

Owner & Director, Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
Ann teaches a variety of classes emphasizing technique and alignment, intensives, and teacher trainings at the 200-hour and 500-hour levels opening the practice to Every Body. She feels privileged to provide classes in Adaptive Yoga to veterans returning from combat and to people with disabilities. Ann has always felt the need to give to the community through self service, aside from Studio Bamboo, she works with the Exalted Warrior Program and... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

1:00pm

Yoga Hike
Limited Capacity full

Yoga Hike with Blair Darby of Sedona, AZ.

More to come... 

Presenters
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Blair Darby

Yoga Instructor, Vortex Yoga Hiking In Sedona
Remembering who you are...seems important these days. Our society isn't really setup to allow for such notions and all the veins which stem from this core expansion such as bi-locating, great self love, understanding of universal the energy flow, the ability to miraculously heal your self and others, creating your own reality and times lines, etc.... Getting in touch with your unlimited potential as the powerful being you are with the support... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
On the Land - meet at Heart Center

1:30pm

the Magic Megaphone ~ Author's Lecture with Ageless Yoga Founder Nick Montoya
Limited Capacity seats available

At a young age, Nick’s leadership abilities emerged. His parents, having little formal education, wanted to support their son in his endeavors, but did not know how. They would sit him down at dinner and ask questions to better understand what he was up to and how they could lend their support.

Nick began to use these same questions his parents would ask him with every team and organization he was involved with. They worked like magic to get everyone on the same page, formulate a mission, articulate a vision and define a plan of action - all within ONE HOUR!

The single most important question is, “How will the world benefit?”

The title of his book is “The Magic Megaphone”. Today, individuals, organizations and companies all over the world, use his process to turn ideas into action, to get unstuck and to accelerate completion of important goals.

Come and learn how you can apply the megaphone process to your consciousness evolution and create magic in everything you do. The author lecture with Nick Montoya is on Saturday February 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm McLean Meditation Institute (411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336)

Presenters
avatar for Nick Montoya

Nick Montoya

Founder of The Ageless Program, The Ageless Program
My mission in life is simply to help people be their healthiest best - body, mind and soul. I left a successful 28-year career as a senior manager in a Fortune 50 company to work on my own health and begin my journey of healing. This led me to yoga and a passion soon emerged for teaching it. I came to understand that my path led me to the space and place of creating The Ageless Program and fulfilling my life?s mission. It is only in being our... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:30pm

Crowdfunding your Dreams
Limited Capacity seats available

Crowdfunding Your Dreams

Learn the 8 tricks to make your Kickstarter campaign a success in just 60 minutes. Amanda Palmer raised $1,200,000 in 30 days. Discover her secret in this potent class. Whether you want to open a yoga studio, travel to India, or record a new album of kirtan, get a step by step breakdown on how to run the most successful campaign you can.

Discover ways to break out of your personal circles and reach people you've never met before. Give up feeling like you're just begging for money and realize why people want to give you cash. Stop getting stopped by what's missing from your bank account. Get on the path to making your dreams manifest.

Presenters
avatar for David Rodwin

David Rodwin

Founder, Jadelake
I'm a social media strategist and long time yogi. | | Having worked as a writer, producer, composer and performer in TV, film, opera, theatre and new media, I've developed expertise in engaging audiences on line and in person. | | As a social media strategist, I assist clients as they share what they're up to with Intimate, Authentic, Engaged and Consistent communication. I promote a long-term game whose results can be powerful, but... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

2:30pm

Fluid Flow
Limited Capacity full

Focusing on the liquidity of movement as we observe the body through space exploring various yoga postures. A strong focus on the core, the center of our being, to cultivate and strengthen inner power and awareness so that tricky transitions become graceful and intentional.

Explore advanced transitions and the incorporation of arm balances as entrances and exits to postures, all magnificently guided by the life force within that rides on the breath. We will establishing a balance between movement and stillness, encouraging a fluid flow of energy for the body, mind and soul.

Presenters
avatar for Gina Marciano

Gina Marciano

Director of Teacher Training and Yoga Teacher, The Madison Improvement Club
Gina discovered yoga over 9 years ago when she hung up her dancing shoes and entered college. Seeking a way to continue to express herself through motion, Gina soon realized that yoga was more of an internal practice with external benefits and it had a magical way of positively transforming her life. Guided by the incredible and talented teachers in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, Gina was inspired to share her passion with others and completed At... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:00pm

Tea Time with Silvia
Limited Capacity seats available

Get inspired with Silvia Mordini and Organic India tea by the fireplace at L'Auberge!

Presenters
avatar for Silvia Mordini

Silvia Mordini

Writer. Happiness Coach. Teacher. Healer, Alchemy of Yoga
Silvia Mordini is a Writer, Happiness Coach and internationally recognized Yoga Presenter. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on. In young adulthood she was run over by a car—a life changing accident that led her to discover the “Alchemy” of Yoga to heal and transform. A serial... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:00pm

Flow + Groove with LA yoga DJ duo Mental Physix
Limited Capacity seats available

Flow + Groove is a fun and inspiring power vinyasa flow practice that is designed to integrate and liberate energy, and through the exploration of expansion, growth and freedom, develop a lightness of spirit. The invitation is to blur the lines of a traditional and modern practice by connecting breath + movement through an unconventional asana practice set to deep musical beats provided by Los Angeles DJ duo Mental Physix. Creative and unique sequencing, use of alignment principles, and fluid transitions are layered with a positive and joyful energy that allow us to raise the vibration together as a collective whole.

Presenters
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Jessica Winderl

Yoga and Ayurveda Instructor, Atman Yoga School
Jessica Winderl is an E-RYT 500, Ayurveda Yoga Therapist and classical pilates instructor based in Salt Lake City, UT and Trondheim, Norway. She is the owner and Director of the Atman Yoga School, which offers yoga teacher trainings (200 hr, 300 hr, and Ayurveda + Philosophy intensives). Jessica is committed to raising the vibration of our community collectively through the shared experience of a compassionate, joyful, and uplifting yoga... Read More →

Artists
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Mental Physix

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

3:00pm

Shake Your Chakras & Rock Your Soul!
Limited Capacity seats available

Shake Your Chakras & Rock Your Soul! The chakra system represents the complete spectrum of the human experience. In this inspiring workshop Ana and Ravi will lead you up the ladder of lights from the mundane to the miraculous! Learn where your blocks are and how to transform them. Experience Kundalini Yoga exercises and Meditations for each chakra to allow new energy to flow freely in our lives and for a tangible experience of Spirit. Ana and Ravi's new insights presented regarding this timeless model will enhance your yoga teaching and personal practice. Come join us and experience the best of both worlds: a comprehensive whole body workout as well as food for your soul. 80% physical /15% meditative. ALL LEVELS.

Presenters
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Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

3:00pm

The Biology of Ecstacy
Limited Capacity full

Dear spiritual seekers, yoga teachers and yoga students, meditators, and
holistic practitioners, come join us for this special experiential workshop, and

Experience a profound liberation from worry, self-doubt and anxiety!​
​Embody new depths of peace, self-love, and fulfillment.

Have you read great self-help books, experienced powerful heart-opening workshops, had profound spiritual glimpses of Spirit, Love or Oneness... yet ​you feel there is still something missing? Is it causing you to feel inner conflict and tension, holding you back from your true potential?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ If so, this deeply healing experience of Breath of Love is perfect for you! It is not about just 'understandig' things in your head anymore. Now it is time to FEEL them, EMBODY them, and LIVE them.

- Let go of habits and patterns that are clearly not serving you any longer
- Align yourself with synchronicities, new opportunities and abundance in your reality.
- Become available for effortless manifestations in your life.
- Experience a new level of ease and fulfillment (even in the midst of a busy and sometimes chaotic world)

This is NOT just another workshop. It is a ceremony. It is a full immersion into your divinity. It is a direct experience of your deepest letting go, heart-opening and profound nourishment!

Breath of Love offers a powerful liberation from worry, insecurity and anxiety. It is an invitation into a profound direct experience of embodying your divinity. 

During the three hour Breath of Love inner journey, you will be guided into your deepest relaxation, and with the help of some simple enjoyable breathwork you will open up powerful gateways to your freedom and bliss. 

You will learn to cultivate your receptivity to all that feels good, and teach your brain chemistry to excrete higher amounts of serotonin and DMT, a special molecule that offers access to the higher states of consciousness. Many people have said that it is an indescribable experience. Deeply healing, freeing and empowering. There is nothing like it.

Presenters
avatar for Julia Mikk

Julia Mikk

Founder, Breath of Love
Julia Mikk, born in Estonia and now living in California, is an internationally renowned healer, teacher and spiritual guide. She is a founder of Breath of Love movement with certified Breath of Love Practitioners in many countries. Julia's experiences instantly change people's lives. Her client?s come from all over the world to experience the shamanic Breath of Love process, receive a deep emotional and physical healing, and embody courage to... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Invoking the Archangels - meet author Sunny Dawn Johnston
Limited Capacity filling up

No one is ever truly alone. Every person can, at any moment, call the Archangels to bring blessings and protection—you just need to learn how to ask. Using her own personal experiences and unique perspective, Sunny will guide you from a place of low vibration, pain, or darkness into the healing light and everyday presence of the Archangels. Through a series of meditations, visualizations and live music from soul musician Kris Voelker, Sunny will re-awaken the part of you that knows the truth of who you are. Sunny will offer a few Angel Readings as well.

Presenters
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Sunny Dawn Johnston

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



Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

3:30pm

Plan, P.R.A.Y., Prosper: A Guide for the Spiritual Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the fast-tracks to spiritual growth is creating a sustainable business in today’s world!  If you plan to prosper serving others you must examine what the Vedic masters knew about the 'five hindrances' that stop those on a spiritual path from succeeding, including Spiritual Sloth, Restless-worry, Doubt, Ill-will and Distraction.  Come explore the P.R.A.Y.E.R. ProcessTM; Learn to P.ause, R.eflect, A.sk and A.lign with Y.es. which activates the Divine-Matrix of creation and manifestation. Once you understand the Sanskrit kleshas, the mental states that cloud the mind and manifest in unwholesome actions, you will understand the root of all un-success you may have experienced in your past.  Participate in a transformational meditative P.R.A.Y.E.R. ProcessTM designed to calm the mind-chatter (citta) and invite ‘spontaneous engagement’ (anābhogavāhana) allowing the mind to enter into tranquility and a readiness for implanting seeds of prosperity.
Those attending this session will receive a companion workbook to the soon-to-be-released book: Plan, PRAY, Prosper: 108 Ways to Bring Your Gifts to the World, which includes:  The Five Mental Factors that must be present for manifestation of any kind to occur; The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors a Spiritual Entrepreneur must seek to cultivate;  A checklist of the Twenty-two Unwholesome Factors that must be driven out of your life and 108 Ways to bring Your Spiritual Gifts to a the World.

Presenters
avatar for KC Miller

KC Miller

Founder, SWIHA
KC Miller is the Founder and Director of the award-winning, nationally accredited college Southwest Institute of Healing Arts and Chief Spiritual Advisor and owner of Spirit of Yoga in Tempe, Arizona. | She is author of ‘Toe Reading: Are You Walking Your Destined Path’ (published in English and Japanese) and Plan, PRAY, Prosper: 108 Ways to Bring Your Gifts to the World. Although KC Miller could claim the titles of Spiritual... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

3:30pm

Langenburg Oxygen Water/Langenburg Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Langenburg’s mission on a grand scale is to clean the world’s water, and we believe we will accomplish this monumental task. We’ll be sharing with attendees insights into this newly released technology that is poised to clean the world’s water on a large scale with alternative energy our by product. We are honored to have the opportunity to share the benefits of our perfect water and share with you insights into a technology poised to change the world.



Presenters
avatar for Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith

Langenburg Technologies
My passion is water and I’ve worked closely with the Langenburg Oxygen Water team in helping educate the benefits of balanced, highly structured, oxygen water. Langenburg Oxygen Water is a culmination of several technologies that result in a perfect water for all living organisms. Structured balanced oxygen water is the foundation of a healthy body. We’ll be sharing the benefits of this perfect water and discussing waters impact to... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langenberg Oxygen Water

Langenberg Oxygen Water

Langenburg Oxygen Water™ is a supremely health-focused organization with an unending dedication to the improvement of global health and wellbeing through research, education and healing. We are proud to be part of the momentum of change, and a sponsor of the SYF 2014! | We see a global lack of appreciation for living processes reflected in the destruction of our biosphere. Air and water pollution, deforestation, nuclear and industrial... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

3:30pm

Chakra Dance: A SOULful, Whole-Being Healing Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Sacred Circle Healing & Dance presents Chakra Dance.  Join us for a journey through the rainbow colors of the chakra system using global beats, Eastern trance music and guided visualizations.  Get up and move your body to remove blocked energies, activate and amplify positive energy flow, release stress, stimulate the senses and gain awareness of subtle energies within the chakras and aura.  Transcend your physical body and be free to connect to your soul through uninhibited, free-flowing movements and expression.  Let us dance together as brothers and sisters in celebration of life with all of its struggle, happiness, pain and joy.  It’s a dance party for the body & soul.  All levels are welcome.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Colletti

Stephanie Colletti

Founder and Facilitator, Sacred Circle Healing & Dance
Stephanie Colletti is an empathic Reiki Master, dancer, yogi, holistic lifestyle writer, published author and founder of Sacred Circle Healing & Dance. She has been on a healers journey all of her life. Her love of dance began at three years old when she was introduced to ballet and jazz. As an adult, she trained in Oriental, folkloric, tribal and hip hop fusion dance under the direction of world renowned instructors... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Chocolate Kundalini – More Power To You!
Limited Capacity seats available

Chocolate Kundalini – More Power To You!
Have you ever wondered what Kundalini is?  How to find it? How to clear the blocks inside of your body, inside of your heart, inside of your mind that are preventing you from manefesting the life you want to live now? Come to this playful, fun, informative, Challenging and enlightening Chocolate Kundalini Workshop and experience more power to you.
Looking forward to seeing you "here"!

In this exciting workshop, we will be invoking the sensotorium of taste, smell, pleasure and adhering this experience to the limbic system which regulates our storage of emotion, memory and behavioral choice making of the human mind. Invoking the limbic system, will help your manifesting a align with your focused intention in a more current way.

together we will begin a journey by invoking the inward process with a sampling of Ginni's raw sensational "Dimensional Chocolate". We will continue on the healing path of yoga learning about our own energetic systems, our chakras and discover mantras, mudras, kryias and more.

 

You can expect to leave with an enhanced sense of well-being, inner equilibrium and balance, expansion of consciousness, greater awareness of self, improved general health and a BIG BRIGHT OPEN-HEART!

Kundalini yoga strengthens over 72,000 nerves in the body, clears energy blockages, balances the glandular system, purifies the bloodstream and so much more. It brings balance to the body, mind and soul. Kundalini gives us the tools for positive, empowering attitudes and thinking and builds strength and self-awareness so that we can fulfill our highest callings in life.

Although this workshop is only two hours long, you will walk away with LONG LIFE LASTING BENEFITS!

 

Ginni Selle, PhD is a graduate of the ecole chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts and Chocolatier of Dimensional Chocolates. Starting with raw, stone-ground cacao, each raw, organic chocolate is hand crafted from scratch to include some of the most influential herb adaptogens and superfoods available. Using a low-glycemic, nutrient-dense sweetener, Dimensional Chocolates are vegan, free of any processed sugars, soy, dairy, corn, gluten or fillers. Full of enzymes, minerals and nutrients, chocolate this dimensional, sensual and rich is just good medicine. DimensionalChocolates.com 630-730-1871

 

Presenters
avatar for Cat Arena

Cat Arena

Catarena Yoga and Dimensional chocolate
Discovering freedom, healing and liberation on the mat, Cathleen answered the call and began teaching yoga and has enjoyed a vibrant and fulfilling career ever since. | Although her formal training began in Ashtanga yoga, open doors advanced her training to now include Yoga Therapy, Kundalini, Yin, Vinyasa Flow, and Classical Mat Pilates, (Intermediate and advanced). | Cathleen has been teaching in Sedona over a decade, delighting in witnessing... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Shaman's Heart yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Shaman's Heart yoga... a shamanic ceremony yoga class. Give thanks to the earth elements, gratitude to mother earth and father sky, feel the fire, howl and embrace life force energy ... followed by Sound healing.
Shaman's Heart Yoga alines you to your heart center and enables us to move the way love makes us move.

Presenters
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tim teh

Tim’s  journey in healing arts began when he travelled to Thailand and to the Wat Pho Temple to study Thai Massage. In Thailand he received a certificate in Advanced Medical Thai Massage. Since Tim has travelled and lived in many different parts of the world to deepen both his practice in Remedial Massage Therapy modalities and also for his own inner healing work in self-knowledge and consciousness. Tim is also a certified... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

3:30pm

Tending to the Heart Temple - BackBends and More
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax, Renew and restore with this Lunar Practice. Take the time to experience and explore lunar namaskars and slow empowering movements to awaken the meditative state of your practice. 

While moving to slower rhythms we will increase vitality and energy needed for our daily living. 

During this class we will dive and submerge into the divinity of back bending while tending to the temple in our hearts. It takes courage to live with an open heart but after this class you will feel empowered, inspired and full of love.

It is time to honor and embrace your own authenticity and summering in the Divine flow of your own heart. 

We will close our practice with Pranayama and Meditation.

Presenters
avatar for Adri Kyser

Adri Kyser

Inner Beauty Yoga
Adri is an International Vinyasa, Prana Flow yoga teacher, and Power Pilates instructor with many years of experience. | | Thanks to her extensive studies and continuos trainings, she has created a unique approach on how she teaches yoga. Her welcoming and caring approach will inspire you on and off the mat. Adri’s mission is to help you awaken and reconnect with your Inner Beauty helping you live your life to your fullest potential... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
LightBody Fitness 2050 Yavapi Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:30pm

Yogis Without Borders: Conflict Resolution According to the Yoga Sutras
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation is an introduction to the conflict resolution and mediation work of Rama Jyoti Vernon, used to bridge cultural differences to form alliances and transform stereotypes. 


Based in the philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the first phase of the training begins with addressing conflict closer to home within one’s relationships in family and community. The deeper understanding of yoga through its philosophy is ideal preparation for developing citizen diplomats or those who feel called into community activism.

 


Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

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

Yoga Instructor, Rama Jyoti Vernon Yoga
Yoga is a way of “Being” not just doing. It is the exploration of what Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita calls inaction within an action. It is the essence and means to quiet the waves of the mind. When the waves are still, as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, “The Seer and the Seen become One.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they realize the oneness that already is.


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

3:30pm

A Search for Authentic Yoga: BREATH OF THE GODS Film Premiere and Reel Healing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

In BREATH OF THE GODS, director Jan Schmidt-Garre goes in search of the origins of Modern Yoga, which is practiced by tens of millions of people throughout the world, and originated in the early 20th century through the teachings of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya. The documentary follows Schmidt-Garre's investigations into authentic yoga, meeting both relatives and students of Krishnamacharya along his journey.  

The film features major names of Yoga including Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. Jan Schmidt-Garre investigates the transformation of Yoga from its introduction to Western culture in the 19th century, when the practice was met with skepticism, to its widespread acceptance gained through Krishnamacharya's teaching. While Yoga today is a billion-dollar industry with many devotees, this film presents the history of an ancient, sacred tradition with roots going back to the god Shiva.

For anybody curious about the roots of Modern Yoga as practiced today, this film provides an in-depth history, placing the practice of yoga in a spiritual context, the practice of which can lead to union with the cosmic Self.

Explore the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of the human journey through film. The REEL HEALING Series pairs mainstream movies with expert wellness practitioners and speakers to facilitate powerful personal growth and evolution. 

ILLUMINATE is the country’s premiere experiential film festival for mind-body-spirit cinema.  Dedicated to spreading enlightened ideas and elevating consciousness on a mass scale, ILLUMINATE showcases the best of conscious media to uplift, inspire, and transform.  World-class workshops complement film screenings, featuring expert practitioners and thought-leaders in consciousness, wellness, raw and organic food, spiritual practice, and sustainable living.  Aimed at becoming the country’s first market for mind, body, spirit films, ILLUMINATE is poised to become a landmark destination and launching platform for conscious entertainment.


Moderators
avatar for ILLUMINATE Film Festival

ILLUMINATE Film Festival

ILLUMINATE
Presenting the ILLUMINATE Film Giveaway at SYF2015! | | Win autographed yoga film DVDs from Saul David Raye, Sara Ivanhoe, Rama Jyoti Vernon and Suzanne Bryant. Continue your practice with these trailblazing Light Beings in your living room after SYF. Allow film to be your next powerful tool for expanded consciousness. | | ILLUMINATE is the world's premier film festival for conscious cinema, taking place May 27-31, 2015 right here... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

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



Saturday February 8, 2014 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:45pm

The Warrior's Path of Least Resistance
Limited Capacity seats available

The ancient path of the Taoist warrior always sought the path of least resistance through mental, emotional, physical and spiritual discipline. This class will provide a Taoist yoga asana practice to help cultivate the true warrior spirit and bring about balance and harmony of both yin andyang  life force energy (chi). The class will include a short yoga nidra session.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a certified hatha yoga and certified iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher. She is the former Director of Operations for the Integrative Restoration Institute, and currently works at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.  She has taught iRest Yoga Nidra to US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as to women in prisons, cancer survivors, and those... Read More →
avatar for James Fox

James Fox

Founder/Director, Prison Yoga Project
The Prison Yoga Project (PYP) is dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation facilities, and providing training for yoga instructors interested in teaching trauma impacted populations including the imprisoned. In 2012 PYP launched a special program at San Quentin State Prison using yoga as a therapeutic practice for addressing trauma-related issues of incarcerated military veterans.


Saturday February 8, 2014 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

4:00pm

Holla for My Mala!
Limited Capacity seats available

~ A workshop on these beautiful and powerful tools to deepen your yoga practice. 
What is a mala? Why are there 108 beads? What’s the tassle for? All these questions 
will be answered in this fun and informative class. So, come learn all about malas 
(prayer beads) from Alyson Simms, who owns Atma Imports and Designs, which 
supplies genuine hand-made malas. You will learn the energetic properties of the 
gems used in making the malas, planetary properties of each finger used to move a 
mala, and how to choose one that is right for you. Don’t worry; it’s not all lecture… 
The fun part is experiencing the different mantras to bring in health, prosperity, 
grace and wisdom. We’ll get an opportunity to practice them all! Bring your own 
mala or try one of ours that we will supply.

Presenters
avatar for Alyson Simms

Alyson Simms

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



Saturday February 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

4:00pm

Neotribal Drum and Dance
Come experience dancing to the beat of a live drum group!!! 
Drumming Sounds creates a space of healing and transformation as we take the ancient art of dance and drumming to the next level with an experience the creates dialogue between the 2 forms... Neotribal drum and dance is a contemporary style that allows whatever skill set the participate brings to be elevated by the vibration of the drum. At times the veil fades and the dancer and drummer are entrained creating a synergy of expression that is beyond the words of human language and into the infinite language of vibration as the energies unite to create communication stories can be told healing can happen and everyone can feel a sense of a spiritual connection. 

Artists
avatar for andrew  ecker

andrew ecker

Owner, Drumming Sounds
Andrew Ecker owner of Drumming Sounds based in the Phoenix AZ is a Poet, Artist, Drum Circle facilitator and architect of Neotribal culture born in Portland Or. raised in the well know arts and counter culture Hawthorne district, grandson of Cresencia Cora Alvarez an Apache Curandrea from the southwest. Andrew has continued this family tradition of transformative healing work by honoring the ancestors in the work he does with the sacred drum... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Heart Center

5:00pm

Gather Yoga: Growing your yoga community
Limited Capacity seats available

A yoga collective: connect with fellow yogis, grow your knowledge and practice and share your unique perspective. GatherYoga...you already belong.

Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright fabulous. Simply put, we believe amazing things can happen when people gather together.

Presenters
avatar for Alesha Cumpton

Alesha Cumpton

co-creator, GatherYoga
Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Halt

Natalie Halt

Co-Creator, GatherYoga
Bringing people together to both unite and grow yoga communities is my passion. I aligned with my partner, Alesha, over the mutual intention of bringing something to the yoga world that would potentially be transformative. We wanted to create a platform/collective upon which people could gather together to discover more of the world around them, and in turn more of themselves. This is the intention (and my love): that of coming together for... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

5:00pm

Practical Shadow work...healing and transformation through being yourself.
Limited Capacity seats available

I'll share things that've worked for me...really worked...out of a lifetime of being on my path.
Nearly five years ago I had an awakening...since then I've been cleaning house.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what constitutes authentic spirituality. The thing is, we have to start with the hard part...our dark feelings we've surpressed since childhood.
We are innocent in this, and, we are also the *only* ones who can ever make adjustments to it.
A lot of people think that just hanging sweet words and scripted sacred actions onto their life will do the trick.
It won't.
So I know some techniques that work. Based on a solidly known field of human knowledge, Jungian Psychology. In my talk I'll share these techniques, giving personal examples from my life, and I'll go over some of the common pitfalls to using them oneself.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Walter

Brian Walter

My purpose in life is to free myself, and to help however I can to free humanity, from the bonds of illusion which are preventing us from experiencing our birthright of divinity. | | Doing this requires the releasing of old childhood wounding, and the related past-life issues. | | Coming face to face with my deepest pain, and transforming it into love through a variety of techniques, is what I've been doing with myself for the last five... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

5:00pm

Serpentine Spine, Radiant Heart
Limited Capacity filling up

In Danielle’s personal practice, she has been playing with fluidity of the spine. Through study of the physical and energetic bodies, Danielle will lead a transformative, heart-centered sequence that promises to generate love and compassion, deep relaxation, and inner peace in the body and mind. The practice begins flowing sun salutations focused on moving with the breath; rooting in the pelvis; opening the front, back, and side body for invigorating back bends that create brilliance around the heart. In its optimal alignment, the spine normally has four curves: the tailbone tucks under (a kyphotic curve), the top of the sacrum and lumbar vertebrae draw in to the body (a lordotic curve), the thoracic spine is kyphotic and the cervical spine is lordotic. The spine is a pathway for the shushumna nadi, a current of energy that runs inside the vertebral column. In many traditions, this is the path of Kundalini, the serpent power coiled at the base of the spine that can be awakened and raised through a practice of yoga. It is your birth right to embody this power. This yoga practice aligns to the empowered self. Make the heroic leap from the mind back down to the heart and then from the heart to the throat (self-expression). Awaken and speak from you heart ! Feel the energy undulate through your chakra line. Become aware of new possibilities in open heartedness for your practice and your life!

Presenters
avatar for Danielle Vardakas-Duszko

Danielle Vardakas-Duszko

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

Yoga Nidra - Psychic Sleep
Limited Capacity filling up


Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that allows the yogi to penetrate deep in to the sub conscious mind and make change. During the practice the yogi may loose body awareness and find themselves on a celestial cosmic journey. As the practice is lead it is safe to leave the body for cosmic travel as the teacher hold a safe space and directs the voyage. Yogis who regularly practice this technique find they eat far less in the day and sleep 3 hours less as the energy and healing that is created during the practice is so great. No experience necessary, bring a blanket and any padding you may want to lay still for approx. 45 mins. To set the mind into preparation for the yogic sleep, some OM Japa will be done at the beginning and simple positive nostril breathing.

Presenters
avatar for Yogi Surya Om

Yogi Surya Om

Dharma yoga sedona
Yogi Surya Om is a worldly teacher, whose multifaceted background coupled with a timeless lineage of the yogic science, makes her a true teacher. | | Her early life consisted of classical Equestrian training and competition. It was through a series of competitive injuries that she eventually began practicing yoga due to its intense healing effects plus its ability to restore strength and balance to the body. | | It was a spiritual... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

DJ Dance party Flow w/ DJ duo Mental Physix
Limited Capacity filling up

High energy, great flow sequences, really fun energy!

Stay after for the DJ dance party and fire flow! 

Presenters
avatar for Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

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

Artists
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Mental Physix

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe
Artists
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Larisa Stow

Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe
Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe are here to wake, shake and create a vibration-raising revolution with their edgy blend of mantra-infused rock. Fronted by Los Angeles Music Award’s “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” and force of nature Larisa Stow, their music is an East meets West fusion of English and Sanskrit. Hitting the road in two SUVs packed with people, these road warriors are committed to creating community wherever they... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

Autobiography of a Buns of Steel Yogini, with a Healthy Hedonism Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

45-60 minutes of Comedy ~ Autobiography of a Buns of Steel Yogini
Marguerite shares her mystical and mystifying story of becoming an entertainer yogini, who came to reconcile with her whacky family background and a destiny that combines stage and yoga.


45-60 minutes of gentle yoga, pranayama, meditation
Healthy Hedonism ~ Flowing States of Pleasure
Explore new frontiers of sensual, vital pleasure with this form of yoga inspired exercise created by Marguerite Baca. Research supports that healthy pleasures are revitalizing; move from depletion to energy surplus with potential for deep release and physical self-correction.
Undulating, asymmetrical shapes enliven new areas of the brain; increased fluid communication to connective tissue increases range of motion. Moving this way is beneficial to all individuals, including those with autoimmune disorders. Participants are surprised by the deep states of pleasurable meditation that follow.

Presenters
avatar for Marguerite Baca

Marguerite Baca

Comedian & Keynote Speaker
Marguerite Baca has blended her dual life as a yogini stand up comedian. At age thirteen, she began a dedicated yoga and meditation practice. Having a family history rich in show business, she also trained in acting, dancing, singing, and went on to perform on TV, in bands, and theatre. Eventually, she began teaching yoga classes in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised. Being chosen by a scout from Paramount Studios, to create and feature... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

Integrating Pranayama into Asana & Your Life
Limited Capacity seats available

How we breathe can deepen our yoga practice, alleviate problems and provide a more vital lifestyle. Breathing is fundamental to yogic practices and life functions, and yet our ability to receive the full benefits of the breath is often inhibited. 

Rama Jyoti will introduce her unique approach to using the breath as a way to open the body to enhance asana, deepen spiritual practices and enliven day-to-day activities.

Presenters
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Rama Jyoti Vernon

Yoga Instructor, Rama Jyoti Vernon Yoga
Yoga is a way of “Being” not just doing. It is the exploration of what Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita calls inaction within an action. It is the essence and means to quiet the waves of the mind. When the waves are still, as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, “The Seer and the Seen become One.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they realize the oneness that already is.

Sponsors
avatar for Seven Centers Yoga Arts

Seven Centers Yoga Arts

7 Centers Yoga Arts
Welcome to 7 Centers Yoga Arts The first yoga studio established in Sedona, 7 Centers Yoga Arts is located in a beautiful center reminiscent of Spanish mission architecture. We are known both locally and internationally for our yoga teacher trainings which includes integrating spiritual and health practices into daily life. In addition, we offer Daily Yoga Classes, Personal Retreats,Concerts and Workshops. YOGA TEACHER... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00pm

East Forest concert and sound healing journey followed by sacred chanting with Orenda Blue
Limited Capacity seats available

7-8pm
East Forest is the harmonious union of music and nature.  With a foundation in ancient and modern sound healing techniques East Forest's auditory creations are simultaneously songs and "musical technology".  Join East Forest for a healing meditative sonic journey through a live music concert combining ethereal keyboards, angelic vocals, and original nature field recordings.

8:15-10:00pm
Take part in a musical journey of world chanting and lifting your soul’s divine energy to new levels! Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu and her band will guide you through sacred chants from around the world to move you in ways you may not have experienced before. Prepare to sing your hearts out and be moved! 



Artists
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East Forest

Musical love bombardier, East Forest - melodic ambient "shaman-pop"
“It’s just blissful.” – NPR | “Phenomenal.” – Elena Brower. | “Music directly from the angels.” – Blue Wolf Reviews | | EAST FOREST is the harmonious union of music and nature. It is unique musical project that provides concerts, workshops, and talks all over the world. The music is an earthy blend of organic melodic-ambient soundscapes, ethereal vocals and 100% original field recordings that combine for a genre... Read More →
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Orenda Blu

ORENDA BLU
The angelic vocal tapestries of Orenda Blu are fragrant with echoes of the divine. Weaving pop melodies, world instrumentation and chanting from indigenous cultures, their music creates a universe of emotion and feel, while gently caressing the listener with a soothing and energizing vibration. Ideal for meditation and reaching higher levels of consciousness, practicing yoga or dancing, Orenda Blu?s first release, distributed by Paradise Music of... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:00pm

Lokah YogaArtShow
Limited Capacity seats available

This transcendental sound vibration is called "BHAKTI" yoga or yoga of love and joy.
It is now becoming more popular in the yoga communities all around the world; inspiring you to live your best life through active living, personal growth and spiritual balance.
"Lokah" created a colorful and perfect combination of meditation in motion which fuses yoga and fitness the two most important disciplines of all time.
RELAX YOUR MIND ...!!!
ACTIVATE BODY ...!!!
CONNECT WITH YOUR SOUL ...!!!
That's exactly what BHAKTI DANCE YOGA is about ... It's an enthusiastic, effective, fun,   kirtan music, yoga dance party that is moving thousands of  people toward joy and health. This technique focuses on bodywork, breathing and meditation to increase your energy and heighten your mental clarity.
As we commence the season of change, I invite you to join us and start your active journey sharing a good intention everyday.                                        

Artists
avatar for Lokah Bhakti

Lokah Bhakti

Director, Bhakti Dance Yoga
This transcendental sound vibration is called "BHAKTI" yoga or yoga of love and joy. | Now become more popular in the yoga community all around the world; inspiring you to live your best life through active living, personal growth and spiritual balance. | Lokah Bhakti create a colorful and perfect combination of meditation in motion which fuses yoga and fitness the two most important disciplines of all times. | RELAX YOUR MINT... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sedona Yoga Shala 1835 W. SR 89A Suite 2 Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:00pm

Yoga Is A Transformational Journey: Movie with Director / Producer Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Thirty million Americans and countless millions worldwide have taken up a practice that is transforming their lives. Follow filmmaker Suzanne Bryant as she meets with the most prominent Yoga Gurus and teachers in the west and travels to India to explore the power of this ancient practice. Along the way she discovers what YOGA IS. This is the story of a woman who thought she had it all ...until she lost her beloved mother to cancer. Trying to process and understand her profound grief, Suzanne embarked on a journey and turned to a deeper practice of yoga. Suzanne's journey led her to India on a spiritual quest to learn more about this powerful ancient practice. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Kerala, Ashtanga Yoga with Pattabhis Jois and his daughter Saraswati, met with Guru Neem Karoli Baba’s son in Vrindavan to learn about Bhakti yoga and came face to face with a near death experience herself. While in India, something had shifted within her, the light had returned. Inspired by her experience in India, she returned back to the U.S. to explore what yoga means to the West and how it can transform lives. Suzanne met with the most prominent western Yoga Gurus and teachers as well as celebrity yoga devotees Russell Simmons, Christy Turlington, musician Michael Franti and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman in search for the answers that unite us all.  Answers to questions such as Love, Truth, Happiness, Purpose, The Now, our Dark and Light , Empowerment, Karma, Enlightenment, Transformation and so much more. What she found was something wonderful: a path that can enable anyone to transform suffering and experience daily peace and happiness. - See more at: http://www.yogais.com

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Bryant

Suzanne Bryant

Suzanne Bryant is a former journalist from NYC. She attended NYU for journalism and worked for Producer George Crile at 60 Minutes II. While living in NYC she took up a daily yoga practice to deal with her anxiety a bi product or so she thought of living amongst metropolis.This daily practice of yoga would be the beginning of a journey. Although she had been practicing yoga, taking her first class in 1991, it was her daily experience of yoga in... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mary D. Fisher Theatre 2030 W. State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00pm

Restorative Gong Yoga: Vibrational Healing for the Chakras
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop we will take a look at the Chakra System and discuss briefly the importance and relevance of the 7 major chakra centers. This information will be explained and correlated directly to the healing power of the gong. Information will be shared on how the gong can awaken energy within the physical and energetic body. 
The physical practice will comprise of restorative poses specific to the 7 major chakras, from root to crown. Guided imagery will lead you through these energy centers, encouraging a deep practice of release and growth. The gong provides a powerful catalyst for this healing journey, which will serve as a vibrational backdrop to the practice. A gong meditation & chant will complete the session.

Presenters
avatar for Izzi Word

Izzi Word

Yoga Teacher-Gongmaster, The Wise Owl Healing
Iz Word is a dynamic, creative & unique instructor, unafraid to honor her inner artist & weirdo! Her classes & gatherings inspire, educate, transform & uplift. | | Compelled by Yogic themes, Astrology, Metaphysics & Ancient Indigenous Wisdom, Iz has logged thousands of teaching hours nourishing many individuals in diverse settings, ranging from drug & alcohol rehabilitation, fitness centers, Yoga Rocks the Park &... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

8:30pm

Deep Beats and Fire * Flow Jam with Mental Physix
A brilliant DJ team and a host of Arizona's community fire performers are sharing an evening of fire and flow. Fire safety is highly encouraged and will be strictly enforced. Must sign waiver and meet competency level, if you are to light a prop on fire. Bring your own flow tools. Many will be available for purchase. Fuel is provided. Only a certain number of performers will be allowed at any one point of time, please follow the direction of volunteers once in fire area:)

Artists
avatar for Matt Hunsaker

Matt Hunsaker

Community, Sedona Healing Hut
Aloha, My name is Matt Hunsaker and I am here to help you, help yourself with awareness and holistic empowering. Coming from a non-holistic background growing up across America, my ability to teach holistic healthcare effectively to a broad demographic is a strong synergist in my clients ability to incorporate new concepts into their daily lives. I am the 2015 Sedona Yoga Festival Program Director, a Care Manager at... Read More →
avatar for Mental Physix

Mental Physix

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


Saturday February 8, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

9:00pm

Acoustic World Soul Music Concert
Limited Capacity seats available

 Brazilian native, and Sedona local, Poranguí weaves a sonic tapestry of ancestral songs to awaken the soul. Experience indigenous and modern sounds from around the world, offered to move your body, mind, and spirit. Come be moved!

Artists
avatar for Poranguí McGrew

Poranguí McGrew

Founder, Sol Creation
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over fifteen years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Sedona Yoga Shala 1835 W. SR 89A Suite 2 Sedona, Arizona 86336
 
Sunday, February 9
 

7:00am

Mantra Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join Mary on Sunday morning to begin your practice with some mantra meditation..

Presenters
avatar for Mary Bruce

Mary Bruce

Yoga Teacher
Mary Bruce is a senior student of Rod Stryker’s and is Level II Para Yoga Certified. She is also a 500 hr. E-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, and a Relax and Renew trainer under the mentorship of Judith Lasater. Mary directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona from 2004-2008 and is now currently on faculty again teaching in their 300 hr. advanced program. She also co-directed the Yoga Teacher Training... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

7:00am

Morning Sunrise Agni Hotra and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Participate in a Morning Sunrise Agni Hotra, an ancient fire ceremony that honors  Agni Dev- cosmic fire represented by the Sun.

Agni meaning the cosmic fire in Sanskrit is a ancient ritual  of capturing the unique pranic & celestial  energies that pour on the earth at the moment of  sunrise and sunset.These time periods are often chosen to do special spiritual practices to harness and celebrate the changepoint from dark to light and the release of the light to the night. The Sun has for thousands of years been regarded as the embodiment of divinity or god.  In a copper pyramid called a kunda, a fire is lit made of cowdung and ghee and at the moment of sunrise and sunset, an offering of rice and ghee are made to the mouth of agni dev as a simple mantra is chanted. Each morning will include planetary mantra, setting of intention and silent meditation as a preparation for the day.


Presenters
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

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

Sponsors
avatar for Ruth Hartung

Ruth Hartung

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 7:00am - 7:50am
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

7:30am

Elevated, Radiant and Glowing
Limited Capacity seats available

Through a fun Hatha Yoga flow for all levels, we'll "take out the trash" and "install some new software." You'll receive a lifetime membership to the "Light Worker's Club" so you can help uplift other's from your radiant presence as that pure channel of love. Class includes: Pranayam, yoga, meditation and gong relaxation.

This 90-minute workshop melds movement/asana, breathwork/pranayam, meditation and a gong session during which Katherine Austin will explain the effects and inspirations of doing these practices on a daily basis as part of a self-care sadhana. Katherine Austin is a long-time yoga entrepreneur who weaves discussion and inspiration into her classes for a full experience that is elevating and inspiring. She discusses at length how the "technologies" yoga provides can up the ante in our personal lives, in our work and beyond. This class is as much as yoga workout as it is a spiritual pursuit.

Presenters
avatar for Katherine Austin

Katherine Austin

Owner/Teacher, Karma Yoga
Katherine Austin E-RYT is the founder of Karma Yoga, a studio she opened in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2003. Katherine is certified in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini Yoga, The Khalsa Way Pre-natal and Spirit Baby yoga. As an instructor of yoga for more than 18 years, Katherine is also a Heart-Based Meditation Technique teacher, a Yoga Alliance yoga teacher & trainer, workshop presenter, a leader of yoga retreats and events locally and... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Blissful Relationships – Building the Foundation
Limited Capacity full

What does it take to create a truly blissful and lasting romantic union? Tap into the timeless secrets of happy couples and learn:
• what are the “must have” ingredients of a healthy relationship
• how to identify and eradicate self-sabotaging patterns that ruin your relationships
• problems every couple experiences and simple solutions that transform challenges into growth and deepen the bond
• how to commit and still feel freedom and independence
It’s a “hands on” workshop packed with practices that will also give you powerful transformational tools for life.

Whether you are in a relationship or looking to meet that special someone, the workshop “Blissful Relationships – Building the Foundation” will give you the keys to a lasting and fulfilling partnership.
We cannot imagine living without love and affection, and yet relationships often seem to be a source of pain and heartbreaks. The truth is that when you really love someone, you can never get hurt. You end up suffering when your expectations are not met, and all expectations are the product of your Ego. This workshop will help you expose the lies you’re used to believing and discover the real essence of love. You will learn practices that will open your heart to experiencing the joy of unity with another soul.
You will gain clarity on the unique purpose of your relationship and hone your ability to recognize the right partner.
We will uncover the dangerous mistakes almost everyone makes in a relationship and explore simple solutions that transform challenges into the deepening of the bond. We will talk about fundamentals upon which a successful partnership is built and the difference between commitment and devotion. You will be guided to step beyond habitual constraints and explore your own ability to connect with others heart-to heart. This is a fun and intense hands-on workshop, which will revolutionize your relationship with yourself and your relationships other beings. The wisdom you will learn will continue to unfold and inspire in you new levels of understanding and opening for days to come.

Presenters
avatar for Sky Blossoms

Sky Blossoms

Intuitive Guide, Speaker, and Author, Shining LLC.
An Intuitive Healer, Relationship and Communication Expert, #1 Bestselling Author, and Speaker Sky Blossoms guides high-performers, conscious leaders and celebrities through personal transformations. Sky is recognized for achieving measurable and sustainable results for her clients in record time. | | Her uncanny talent allows her to see beyond the surface challenge and tap into the origin of the issue. Sky?s work catalyzes a shift in energy... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Qigong's Ba Duan Jin, The Eight Pieces of Brocade
Limited Capacity seats available

Ba Duan Jin, the Eight Pieces of Brocade is a medical qigong practice. The set of 8 ancient exercises have been designed to open blockages in our meridian system (inner energy lines). When the blockages caused by our emotions and thoughts are released there is a good flow of chi energy. Where the chi flows there is a good blood flow bringing balance to all our organs and systems. You will learn which emotions create blockages in our systems and how they can be balanced before they become an issue in the physical body. 

Presenters
avatar for Barbara Matsuura

Barbara Matsuura

Qigong Master, Alchemy Healing Arts, LLC
Rev. Barbara Matsuura, is a Reiki Master/Teacher & Qigong Master Healer. She holds the highest level ?Shihan?, In Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan from the Japan Health Tai Chi Chuan lineage and is one of their licensed teachers. She teaches Qigong at the Sedona Yoga Festival since its inception in 2013. She a member of the IARP, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Sedona Tourism Bureau, & SMSA. She holds a permit from Coconino Forest to take tours on the land... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Intro to Sacred Geometry - with emphasis on SG Mudras and Anjali Offerings
Limited Capacity seats available

In this Anjali Yoga – Sacred Geometry Playshop, we will:
• Start with a Sacred Circle of yoga flow: warm-up asanas, prana pulses, offerings, 4-directions blessings…
• Play with Mudras & Partner Mudras flows
• Explore the basics of Sacred Geometry as exemplified by the human body: the Golden Ratio Phi, the Fibonacci series, the Pentagon-Pentagram, the Growth Angle…
• Experience hands-on Sacred Geometry constructions & games…
• Play with hoop, rope and stick geometries: Vesica Pisces, Flower of Life, Polygons…
• Contemplate 3D volumes (Platonic & Archimedean Solids) and their vortex dynamics…
• Co-create mandala & group yoga geometries…
• Close with a Sacred Circle of celebration & blessing. Anjali Be!

 

Presenters
avatar for AYA Sheevaya

AYA Sheevaya

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Discover your Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

"Discover your Flow" is designed for those who want to take a closer look at simple and advanced alignment within the vinyasa flow. Becca Pati will slow down the sequencing to encourage a more mindful exploration of the body within each pose. Each posture will have key structural components to make it easier and safer for our bodies to flow and transition, so we can avoid injury. The class will start off slow and methodical and then gently increase its tempo. The last portion of the class will be a full flow, incorporating all the principles we have just learned. This class is for those who are already familiar with yoga postures, but who want to explore alignment to help them be more fluid and mindful in the flow.

Presenters
avatar for Becca Pati

Becca Pati

Founder/E-RYT500/RMT/AWC, Divine Health Studio
Canadian born and international "no bullsh*t" yoga teacher, Becca Pati, has helped create a beautiful community of yogis, fitness peeps and massage addicts. She's a Registered Massage Therapist, Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), an Ayurvedic Nutritionist and a published blogger (www.yogayikyak.com). Becca teaches motivating, dynamic and edgy yoga classes/ workshops at her yoga studio, on YouTube... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:00am

Kriya Vinyasa Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Kriya Swami Camella, has developed and taught this beautiful vinyassa series based on sun and moon salutations for over a decade. It gradually builds in intensity towards a rotational kriya breathing technique, bringing greater balance into our lives, whilst purifying the koshas or yogic bodies. It can help the student develop greater self-awareness and discipline, moving towards a deep inner practice through heightened awareness and concentration. The class ends with some pranayama and a brief meditation.

Suitable for all levels 

Presenters
avatar for Camella Nair

Camella Nair

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
LightBody Fitness 2050 Yavapi Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Maha Sadhana- The Great Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

All the best practices of the Eight Limbed system of yoga as prescribed by legendary Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra as passed down in verbal tradition. 
An invigorating practice that will move the Shakti up the spine, awaken the Pranic forces and promote radiant health.

This Complete practice will be accessible to all levels as variations will be given, and encouraged. In addition, variations will be explained in detail for those who would like to expand their practice. The class will include the Surya Namaskara, Shiva Namaskara and inversion options as well as Asanas to improve health and vitality. At the end of the Asana practice a deep healing relaxation will be guided and student will emerge revitalized and charged for a nerve purifying Pranayama and Raja yoga meditation.



Presenters
avatar for Yogi Surya Om

Yogi Surya Om

Dharma yoga sedona
Yogi Surya Om is a worldly teacher, whose multifaceted background coupled with a timeless lineage of the yogic science, makes her a true teacher. | | Her early life consisted of classical Equestrian training and competition. It was through a series of competitive injuries that she eventually began practicing yoga due to its intense healing effects plus its ability to restore strength and balance to the body. | | It was a spiritual... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Agave of Sedona - Blue Agave 1146 West State Route 89A, Suite D3, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Mark Whitwell
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:00am

The Crystalline Vibration Of Relaxation And Chakra Meditation
Limited Capacity filling up

This energy healing class combines aromatherapy, Restorative Yoga (RY) and Sound Healing for a meditative journey through the chakras. Balance your mind-body-spirit for health and overall well-being. We will begin with a gentle yoga flow and active poses that correlate to the chakra system, then transition to focus on relaxing the body in restorative postures correlating to the chakra system with color visualization and affirmations.

Marnie Mills will introduce the vibrational effect of essential oils on our bio-frequency and guide a restorative practice accompanied by sound alchemist Valerie Irons playing crystal bowls and various instruments for Sound Healing.

The main purpose of RY is to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for balancing the body and bringing its response system back into equilibrium. The parasympathetic nervous system helps to lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, healthily stimulate the immune system, and keep the endocrine system functioning well. Scientific studies have proven the “relaxation response” and the physical and emotional benefits that come from practicing RY.

Sound Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace, well-being, and better health. We know that everything is made up of energy at various frequencies and all things in nature vibrate to sound, light, and color. SOUND FREQUENCIES EFFECT EVERYTHING ABOUT US. Sound Healing is the practice of using sound to realize and correct imbalances in the body.

Practice Restorative Yoga as compliment to a more vigorous practice, when you feel fatigued or stressed, before or after major life events: death of a loved one, change of job or home, marriage, divorce, major holidays, vacations, or when you are ill, injured, or recovering.

Please dress warmly and it would be helpful to bring two yoga blankets or a bolster. An informational flyer will be available. Be prepared to deeply relax and move into stillness!

Presenters
avatar for Marnie Mills

Marnie Mills

owner, Monsoon Nectar
Marnie Mills is an artist, Yoga Teacher, Cosmetologist, and owner of Monsoon Nectar Skin Care. She uses signature aromas to bring the benefits of aromatherapy into her yoga classes and workshops. | I believe in the rejuvenating power of a hot bath, yoga, and essential oils to better one's health ~ a lifestyle I call Bath Culture. | Improving my own health with essential oils and yoga inspired me to create these vibrant formulas for beauty... Read More →

Artists
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Valerie Irons - SANJALI

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

8:00am

Vajrayogini Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

From the lineage of Tibetan yoga , Vajrayogini is considered the diamond–bodied one, a female Buddha. This ritualistic tantric  practice activates Shakti and brings the Earth energy into the body through dance-like movements reminiscent of the soft martial arts like Chi Gung. Learn sequences that include  Breathing Hands, Spreading the Wings of the Dragon, and Opening the Lotus of the Heart designed to create a flow through the energy channels in the body. For those of any level of yogic experience, for men and women from beginner to advanced.

Presenters
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Ruth Hartung

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 10:00am
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

The Elemental Lifestyle - Kapha and Cleansing
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's face it, Ayurveda can be kind of complicated. Let's make it relevant in this journey through the ancient holistic modality of Ayurveda and truly and finally embrace a yogic lifestyle. Learn meditation modalities, nutrition, routine, and more specific to your nature or your current state of balance.

Pamela will be presenting the Elemental Lifestyle series to balance the Doshas or Ayurvedic energies in your body and mind. You will receive a meditation practice, lifestyle routine, and nutrition for your dosha or for your current state of imbalance. Attend all three to journey through the Doshas, or simply follow the link below to find out what dosha resonates in your mind, in your body, and your current state of balance.... 

http://www.elementalom.com/sedona-yoga-festival-2014/

For each dosha, learn
What resonates in your body and your mind? Do they match?
Do you have an imbalance in your body or mind?
What illnesses, situations and diseases relate to each dosha and how do you balance?
Meditation modalities to bring you to balance.
What yoga is right for you?
What food and routine bring you balance?
Cultivate a Favorable Habit
Spiritual Exercise
Herbal Remedies
Cleansing

"I very much enjoyed Pamela's classes at the Telluride Yoga Fest. Her classes really moved me." ~ Kristin Taylor, Telluride Yoga Center

Presenters
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Elemental Om

Elemental OM
Pamela Quinn is a teacher of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga as well as an Ayurvedic Specialist. She is best know for her book and ecourse, "The Elemental Cleanse." Pamela is the founder of three healing centers in Cincinnati, Ohio where students learn the art of yoga and embrace an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Pamela has coached well over 700 individuals and is passionate about making the yogic lifestyle easy and accessible.


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:00am

Unleash the Power of Mantra
Limited Capacity seats available


Mantra literally means to protect the mind. It is used as a tool to transform your life by conquering the limitations of the mind. Divine sparkplugs of potential, Mantras live and dwell within us. Uttered with devotion and intention, the power to manifest and guide you to atma shakti, the teacher within, is ignited

Learn the tradition behind the Gayatri and Maha Mrtyunjaya mantras as well as the universal mantra of so hum, the rhythm of life, in order to bring the brightest part of your soul to the fore -front of your existence.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Bruce

Mary Bruce

Yoga Teacher
Mary Bruce is a senior student of Rod Stryker’s and is Level II Para Yoga Certified. She is also a 500 hr. E-RYT Yoga Alliance teacher, and a Relax and Renew trainer under the mentorship of Judith Lasater. Mary directed the Yoga Teacher Training program at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Arizona from 2004-2008 and is now currently on faculty again teaching in their 300 hr. advanced program. She also co-directed the Yoga Teacher Training... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:00am - 11:00am
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

iRest yoga nidra meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Integrative Restoration - iRest Yoga Nidra is a transformative practice derived from the ancient teaching of tantric yoga that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. It is the result of over twenty-six years of observation, research and hands-on development by Dr. Richard Miller and associates. Research trends indicate that iRest effectively alleviates PTSD, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, depression and chemical dependency. The iRest protocol has been effectively delivered to active duty military and combat veterans, chronic pain sufferers, the homeless, the incarcerated, health care givers and other special interest groups.

In this introductory workshop, you will experience the guided savasana practice of iRest yoga nidra, along with learning:

• Practical skills that assist you in experiencing a sense of
mastery when encountering difficult situations
• Tools to heal unresolved issues, traumas, and wounds present
in the body, mind and senses
• How to experience your innate peace of mind and wellbeing
that is present amidst all changing circumstances.

Dress in comfortable clothes, no asana practice involved.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a certified hatha yoga and certified iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher. She is the former Director of Operations for the Integrative Restoration Institute, and currently works at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.  She has taught iRest Yoga Nidra to US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as to women in prisons, cancer survivors, and those... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

8:30am

Your new chakra system
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters

Sunday February 9, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

8:30am

NASS Native American Sacred Space A journey of Dancing Drumming and Chanting
Limited Capacity seats available

Native American Sacred Space is a journey through drumming and dancing our relations. As a participate you will have the freedom to go as deep as you would like and the structure to be able to feel guided on your entire journey we will not just learn to recreate dance moves but actual journey through prayerful meditation to the essence of the sacred. Dancers and Drummers will be guided to connect to vibration, animals, elements, ancestors and spirit this is what we will create together this sacred space is the source of the ancestral connection to our planet.

Artists
avatar for andrew  ecker

andrew ecker

Owner, Drumming Sounds
Andrew Ecker owner of Drumming Sounds based in the Phoenix AZ is a Poet, Artist, Drum Circle facilitator and architect of Neotribal culture born in Portland Or. raised in the well know arts and counter culture Hawthorne district, grandson of Cresencia Cora Alvarez an Apache Curandrea from the southwest. Andrew has continued this family tradition of transformative healing work by honoring the ancestors in the work he does with the sacred drum... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 8:30am - 10:30am
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

9:30am

Happy Hormones: Kundalini Yoga with Ana Brett & Ravi Singh
Limited Capacity seats available

Shine like the sun with Kundalini Yoga's dynamic blend of breath, movement, poses, and celebration of Spirit! Happy Hormones make it happen! They drive our passions and fuel our purpose, energy, and peace of mind. They elevate our emotions, keep our bodies toned and oiur sex drive alive. This all-in-one FOR ALL LEVELS workout will help you achieve the perfect balance of these crucial glandular go-getters. Also included will be a deep relaxation to the transcendent sounds of live gong music. 

Long time Teachers Ana Brett and Ravi Singh are Authors of 23 DVD's and a forthcoming book. They offer Teacher Trainings worldwide. 

Presenters
avatar for Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 9:30am - 11:30am
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

10:15am

Acro and Slackasana
Limited Capacity seats available

Drawing on the YogaSlackers expertise of yoga, slacklining and acrobatics, this workshop will be an in depth exploration moving toward redefining our perceived limits of what is possible. With the foundation of a strong vinyasa practice, we will first explore the art of inversions and dynamic balance. We will then begin the journey in earnest as we transition back and forth between acrobatics and Slackline work (Slackasana), learning how to use each other and the line to experience a whole spectrum of yogic positions Practitioners will spend much of their time doing "yoga" without touching the ground! Open your mind to what is possible. No experience necessary, but experience with some body awareness practice (climbing, vinyasa yoga, dance, etc) recommended

Presenters
avatar for Laura & ShawnT (Up In the Air - Phx)

Laura & ShawnT (Up In the Air - Phx)

AcroYoga & Slackline Instructors, Up In The Air - Phoenix
ShawnT began his acrobatic career in 2002 through the art of Capoeira. In 2006 he began studying and training in AcroYoga as well as Ashtanga Yoga and other asana practices. Shawn is a certified AcroYoga instructor (AcroYoga.org), holds a 200 hr Ashtanga based Yoga certification (RYT) and is certified through YogaSlackers (yogaslackers.com) to teach the art of Slacklining. | | Laura is a certified YogaSlacker instructor, bringing her... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:15am - 12:15pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) Slackline Park 215 Coffeepot Drive, Sedona, AZ

10:30am

Outlaw Yoga the Book...
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski

Founding OUTLAW, Outlaw Yoga
A reformed meat-head and retired cage fighter, Justin brings a lifetime of travel and world's worth of experience in battling the ego to the mat. An avid student, artist, and treasure hunter, he infuses a creativity and perseverance into his teachings, along with a distinct blend of humor and wisdom that redefines what it means to be an Outlaw and a yogi...He teaches Outlaw Yoga around the world and is happy to call Denver home for now. Find... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
McLean Meditation Institute 411 N State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona 86336

10:30am

the Creation of the Vajrayogini
Limited Capacity seats available

See the Original clay piece and hear Master Sculptor John Soderberg story your way through the creation of this, his most intricate and detailed piece to date....  The Vajrayogini, rich in symbolism and spiritual meaning, viewed from the artist's eyes and described in rich detail...  Not to be missed, at Aumbase in the Heart Center Village, at Soderberg Bronze.  To see more of John's work, click here.


Vajrayogini

Bronze Sculpture, 2009, by John M. Soderberg, Ph.D.
Designed by John M. Soderberg and Gil Gillenwater
Commissioned by Gil Gillenwater

Born in Southern California, John M. Soderberg spent the first 18 years of his life in Central and Southeast Asia, and circled the world eight times before graduating high-school in Bangkok, Thailand. Gil Gillenwater has travelled much of his life, and among many other countries, extensively studied and explored in Tibet. Both, in their own way, have been fascinated by, and explored, the human experience. John became a member of Gil’s Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation in its early days, and both have worked together since 1988 on numerous humanitarian projects and charitable efforts. After Gil’s latest immersion in Tibetan culture and sacred landscape, he told John of his experiences and realizations, and invited him to sculpt the Tibetan goddess Vajrayogini.

John had been moved for some time to work in that direction, and Gil formally commissioned him to do the sculpture. They worked together for three years designing this piece, and all of the elements involved, as John sculpted her. In the truest sense of the word, the bronze Vajrayogini evolved. This evolution began in the early lives of John and Gil, in their explorations, interests and growth, and continued through their design partnership. Following, in their own words, is an introduction to this evolution of the bronze Tibetan goddess Vajrayogini.

John M. Soderberg: "I was six or seven years old when the Dalai Lama came to Kashmir. He came to see the movie about the holy-man Moses, with Charlton Heston. I was living at that time with my family on a carved wooden houseboat on Lake Dal. We also went to the movie, and I still vividly remember the Dalai Lama’s face as he smiled at me, in the gardens outside the theater.

In the 1940s, my father had been commissioned by the king of Afghanistan to build the first engineering school in the country. The first five years of my life were spent there, where I sculpted in mud and clay, and began painting in oils. We then moved to India for six years, living mostly in New Delhi, but spending much of the time travelling and exploring from Sri Lanka to Madras, Srinigar, Nepal and Assam. International attention was on India then, and I met President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Nikita Krushchev, Prince Phillip, others, and had tea in the palace with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru when I was seven years old.

The art of India marked me deeply. From the carvings on the ancient forgotten temples my brothers and I found and explored in the jungles and forests, to the intricate sculpture in the bazaars, and the storytelling paintings of the Ramayana, I discovered my passion. Every Sunday, in New Delhi, Tibetan gypsies would show up in front of our home and spread out a blanket on the driveway. From bulging bags, they would pull out pots, jewelry, ceremonial knives, and sculptures in jade, wood, and silver. They laid everything out in rows on the blanket. I would spend hours holding and studying the art.

When I was eight years old, my family and I rode on horseback from Northern India up to the foothills of the Himalayas, and the glaciers. We rode for several weeks, sleeping in small dark bungalows in mountain meadows. We caught our horses after breakfast around a fire in the morning, and rode on. The beauty was immense. Two months later, I stood alone inside the Taj Mahal, next to her tomb, on a full moon at midnight, looking through the filigreed marble walls at the moonlight reflecting from the lily ponds.

When I was 11, we moved to Thailand. At 12, I began studying teakwood carving with the leading master in the country, a Buddhist monk. Every weekend, we would set up in old-town Bangkok near the 90 feet long reclining Buddha, and carve all day on Buddhist angels, dragons, etc. The master would speak as we worked of his childhood, of Buddhism, and of art. My high school was the International School of Bangkok. We had over 90 nationalities represented. For a time, my girlfriend was a Buddhist Cambodian.

I studied various martial arts from age 13 or so, and spent much time in various dojos around Bangkok. I studied with Koreans, Japanese, Americans, and Thais, and made my Black belt by age 17. It was an important time in my development, as an artist and as a student of humanity. From as early as I can remember, I have been fascinated by people, and have been drawn to philosophy and psychology. I have been most led to those essential human elements that serve to unify people over the superficial barriers which too often separate them. The evolution of my art has been to document and explore the essence of humanity, and this led me to service-work in the early 1970s.

After high school, I flew to America in the late 60s to attend university in Washington State. Due to culture shock and the unrest of the late 60s , I dropped out, painted for a year on the street in Berkeley in the middle of the People’s Park riots, then enlisted in the Marine Corps. I taught martial arts in the military, and became involved with service-work, mainly stress and drug-abuse counseling. After my Honorable Discharge in 1973 I worked as a tool and die maker-machinist, painted and made jewelry at night, and expanded my volunteerism. I became most involved with charitable groups, which focused on women and children in need.

In 1976 I committed my art-life to bronze sculpture, and have worked exclusively in that medium since. I have continued to expand my service-work involvement, and have used my sculpture to benefit numerous organizations including Amnesty International, Rancho Feliz, Free the Slaves organization, one of the Paul Newman Hole in the Wall Gang camps for seriously ill children, domestic abuse shelters, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Advancement of Women for Northern Arizona University, community service clubs, and other causes. In 1998 I received my Ph.D. in Humane Letters from Northern Arizona University, and a year later was Knighted by a Swedish Count for service-work, and for art achievement.

I have sculpted numerous historically influential figures including Christ, Moses, Merlin, Norman Vincent Peale, Billy Graham, Steven Biko, Poseidon, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, St. Catherine of Siena, Sacajawea, Gil Gillenwater, various corporate founders, and others. I have sculpted several Asian-theme pieces over the years, but for the last decade have felt a strong pull to sculpturally explore more deeply the influences of my childhood. I have begun this process with the bronze "Vajrayogini." It feels very good to come home."

Gil Gillenwater: "I am a life-long resident of Scottsdale, Arizona. I am a yoga and meditation practitioner, an outdoorsman, a traveler and a black belt in Kenpo karate. In addition to this, or should I say because of this, I am also a philanthropist.

My interest in Buddhism and Eastern thought came directly through my fascination with the human mind. As an existentialist, I have always been intrigued with consciousness and our unique ability to create realities through the study and power of our minds.

My quest led me from positive thinking, to hypnotism, to Hinduism and eventually to Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa and his "Shambhala, the Sacred Path of the Warrior". (Little did I know how prophetic the words "Shambhala" and "Warrior" would be in my life.) Discovering "service to others" as an ego-diminishing, fast-track to awareness, in 1987 I founded the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation, Inc. (www.ranchofeliz.com). I have since devoted a major portion of my life to service. This is my chosen path to awareness. In 1993 I took my Bodhisattva vows from the Dalai Lama. In 2006 I founded the Guardian Warrior Foundation, Inc., a self-funded charity established to support Rancho Feliz and to promote its concepts on a global basis.

In 1999, I was a recipient of the Hon Kachina Award, Arizona’s highest honor for volunteerism. In 2000, I was one of five members throughout the United States chosen to receive the National Association of Realtors, "Good Neighbor Award", likewise honoring volunteerism.

My interest in Buddhism led me to Tibet in 1994. Obtaining some of the first permits to enter the forbidden Pemako region, my brother and I smuggled a 12-foot paddle raft into southeastern Tibet. Here, with two companions, we made a "first descent" attempt down the world’s highest, remotest and wildest river, the Yarlung TsangPo. This was my first of three ventures into the revered Beyul Pemako region – the "Hidden Land of the Blossoming Lotus", the Shambhala of Tibet. It was here that I was introduced to the female Buddhist meditational deity -- Vajrayogini.

Vajrayogini is represented geographicall…


Presenters
avatar for John Soderberg, PhD. Sculptor

John Soderberg, PhD. Sculptor

Sculptor, John Soderberg Studio
"To me, art is not a luxury, but is a basic human necessity. Art can, and should, remind us of our humanity, and that of others, and enhance the quality of our lives. From the earliest artists, Stone Age storytellers around a fire in a cave, to the painters and sculptors and architects of today, art has pervaded and shaped our societies. To me, an artist is not primarily a creator, but is rather a conduit—absorbing, translating, and... Read More →



Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

10:30am

Nutrition Intuition
Limited Capacity filling up

Gluten Free? Genetically Modified? Organic? Vegan?  With all the hype going on in our food industry today, what was simple is now simply overwhelming! This interactive workshop will dive into the myths of trendy diets and tricky marketing ploys. Focusing on reading food labels, where to spend the extra buck and getting more in tune with what works for each individual’s body and life style. Come get acquainted with better nutrition and then let your intuition be your guide.

Presenters
avatar for Amber Barcellos

Amber Barcellos

Owner, Nutrition Intuition


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Orenda Blu Sacred Chanting for the Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Emily Tessmer of Orenda Blu for a heart opening sacred chanting workshop. Participants will gain an understanding of mantra and the concept of sacred chanting in a variety of indigenous languages including Sanskrit, Maori, Native American, and others. In finding their own voice through song and the unique vibration in each mantra, participants will access higher frequencies, and an increased feeling of balance, and peace and will open to the divine flow within. Namaste! 

Artists
avatar for Orenda Blu

Orenda Blu

ORENDA BLU
The angelic vocal tapestries of Orenda Blu are fragrant with echoes of the divine. Weaving pop melodies, world instrumentation and chanting from indigenous cultures, their music creates a universe of emotion and feel, while gently caressing the listener with a soothing and energizing vibration. Ideal for meditation and reaching higher levels of consciousness, practicing yoga or dancing, Orenda Blu?s first release, distributed by Paradise Music of... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Pregnant Yoga: Nurture, Grow and Bloom into Motherhood
Limited Capacity seats available

Pregnant Yoga: Nurture, Grow and Bloom into Motherhood
Discover deep connections between your spirit, your body, and the miraculous life 
growing within you through a foundation practice to Nurture, Grow and Bloom 
your practice throughout pregnancy and beyond! 
Join Bea Love, a new mother, doula and devoted yogi for a transformative journey 
into realm of Pre-natal and postpartum yoga. 
Whether a yoga mama or new mama, Bea will guide you to modify asanas that 
keep you safely supported throughout your pregnancy. Let your practice of the 
science of yoga increase you and your baby’s health and prepare you for labor 
throughout the prenatal period. Bea Love’s proven postpartum secrets will help 
you regain strength, daily balance and relaxation. This workshop includes: 
• Appropriate yoga postures and modifications for each trimester
• Anatomy of the pelvis and pelvic floor for pregnancy and childbirth
• Pranayama techniques
• How to safely adjust and assist pregnant mamas in practice and savasana
• Remedy common complaints and discomforts
• Relaxation techniques for soothing the pregnant mama
• Postpartum recovery secrets
Connect, strengthen, breathe, move, and relish in the unforgettable experience of 
prenatal yoga with Bea Love!
This is an all levels workshop designed specifically for pregnant mamas, women 
aspiring to become pregnant, yoga teachers and all others that wish to Nurture, 
Grow and Bloom throughout motherhood.

Presenters
avatar for Bea Love

Bea Love

Founder, Bea Love
Bea Love founded Bea Love Yoga inspired by over 15 years practice on the mat and in-depth studies with international yoga masters. She widely shares her yogic inspirations and has been featured in "Leaders Who Inspire" by Origin Magazine. Bea Love also serves as an international yoga teacher, speaker and consultant. | | Bea Love’s exclusive Enchanted Yoga retreats brings her inspirations and expertise to individuals, couples and small... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
LightBody Fitness 2050 Yavapi Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

The Anatomy of Stress
Limited Capacity seats available

We have all experienced stress. Whether it is a feeling of being overworked at your job or the pressure cooker of a tumultuous relationship with a family member or partner... We know stress. Or do we?

Stress actually has a physiological response in your body. When this stress response, or to be fancy sympathetic nervous system activation, is turned on through chemical stimulation we are allowed to turn into superheroes with super human strength and reflexes to fight or flee from a dangerous situation. The problem is that we learn to nudge and annoy this system even when there is no immediate threat to be found. This can very literally wear down the tissues of the body.

Through our lecture we will talk about the chemical response of stress and why it might not be a good idea to marinate in them. Then of course leading to how to turn off this stress response and help to turn on the relaxation response where all of the body and minds housekeeping activities can be performed....ahhhhhh 

Includes a practice specifically designed to illicit the parasympathetic response so students can leave with practical tools and take aways to combat the inevitable stress that comes with life.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Leal

Kristin Leal

MetaAnatomy/ISHTA Yoga
Kristin's teachings are infused with the miracle of the human body and the liberating potential of movement.She is the creator of the Kaya Yoga 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings graduating over 1000 students since 2005. In love with how esoteric anatomy links so effortllessly to western anatomy, her MetaAnatomy trainings blend serious scientific knowledge with a sense of humor and a deep connection to the divine within us all. Her teachers... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

10:30am

Your American Life: Telling your life story so everyone wants to hear it.
Limited Capacity seats available

Your American Life

Terrified of telling a story about the most embarrassing thing you ever did in front of 100 people? Tired of people checking their phone when you're telling a tale? Worried the anecdote you share with your students is sending them right past shivasana into a deep sleep? This is the workshop for you.

Learn the 7 tricks that will keep a crowd riveted on your every last word. Whether you want to do The Moth story slam, make a better Kickstarter video, or be the next star onThis American Life, you don't want to miss this workshop.

We'll be getting on our feet, telling stories, LIVE, without notes right there and then.

Presenters
avatar for David Rodwin

David Rodwin

Founder, Jadelake
I'm a social media strategist and long time yogi. | | Having worked as a writer, producer, composer and performer in TV, film, opera, theatre and new media, I've developed expertise in engaging audiences on line and in person. | | As a social media strategist, I assist clients as they share what they're up to with Intimate, Authentic, Engaged and Consistent communication. I promote a long-term game whose results can be powerful, but... Read More →



Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

Engaging the Parasympathetic Nervous System through Basic Asana Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will provide a basic asana practice proven effective in working with incarcerated veterans to address the effects of accumulated trauma in the body and to discharge the ongoing trauma resulting from living in the chaotic environment of prison. The class will include a yoga nidra session. 

In prison you’re on edge 24/7. You never know what is around the next corner. You can be rolled up and placed in administrative segregation at any moment with no cause, or maybe you offended someone, so he and his friends lie in wait to beat you down. In many ways prison is more dangerous than combat. In combat, when the patrol is over you have the relative safety of base camp. Prison is a free-for-all, anytime and any place.  Marine Corp combat veteran and current San Quentin prisoner



Presenters
avatar for Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a certified hatha yoga and certified iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher. She is the former Director of Operations for the Integrative Restoration Institute, and currently works at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.  She has taught iRest Yoga Nidra to US veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as to women in prisons, cancer survivors, and those... Read More →
avatar for James Fox

James Fox

Founder/Director, Prison Yoga Project
The Prison Yoga Project (PYP) is dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation facilities, and providing training for yoga instructors interested in teaching trauma impacted populations including the imprisoned. In 2012 PYP launched a special program at San Quentin State Prison using yoga as a therapeutic practice for addressing trauma-related issues of incarcerated military veterans.


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

10:30am

Ha Tha: Unlock the mystery and power of extreme polarities with East Forest
Limited Capacity seats available

Ha Tha:  Unlock the mystery and power of extreme polarities

Through the mere definition of hatha, ha = sun and tha = moon, we can get a glimpse into the opposing energies in this ancient and powerful practice.  Learn how these dynamically opposed forces can not only co-exist, but actually become supportive partners on your journey of life and healing.  The power unleashed when these forces work together creates an explosion of energy and strength.  And, ultimately,  you will find the constant that lies beyond the polarities - your guiding light; your pure intuition; your true self.  

Enjoy the music of East Forest's live ethereal soundtrack for a dreamy fluid practice that will flow into a meditative and deep sound healing savasana designed for to help facilitate a healing inner journey.

Presenters
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Luke Ketterhagen

Himalayan Institute
Luke Ketterhagen graduated from Marquette University with a degree in biomedical sciences. He then immersed himself in the study of yoga, ayurveda and tantra at the Himalayan Institute under the guidance of his teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Luke completed yoga teacher certification and began leading classes and workshops specializing in hatha, meditation, diet and nutrition, and stress management. While in residence at the Himalayan... Read More →

Artists
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East Forest

Musical love bombardier, East Forest - melodic ambient "shaman-pop"
“It’s just blissful.” – NPR | “Phenomenal.” – Elena Brower. | “Music directly from the angels.” – Blue Wolf Reviews | | EAST FOREST is the harmonious union of music and nature. It is unique musical project that provides concerts, workshops, and talks all over the world. The music is an earthy blend of organic melodic-ambient soundscapes, ethereal vocals and 100% original field recordings that combine for a genre... Read More →



Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

10:30am

Holy Yoga - Yoga and Christian Spirituality
Limited Capacity seats available

A Holy Yoga Flow asana experience with the focus on using Christian spirituality as the focus. 

Presenters
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Brooke Boon

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

10:30am

The Low Down On Down Dog by Yapana Yoga: A Thorough Pose Breakdown and Therapeutic Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Downward Facing Dog Pose is taught in almost every yoga class. It is one of the first poses we learn because it teaches us how to integrate useful skills in so many other poses -- some far more complicated. And deconstructing it will connect a lot of dots in other poses. So here's your opportunity to dig into this unique pose and bring your practice to a new level of understanding and enjoyment. 

You will learn how to properly support yourself and, if you're a teacher, all levels of students in finding the Dog Pose right for them though simple assessment tools.

In this workshop we will:
• Explore the Key Positioning Skills "Push and Reach" and "Contract and Pull" in order to sequentially stretch through all segments of the spine.
• Learn the proper hand placement for your shoulders to encourage a balanced effort of mobility and stability. Everyone is different!
• Identify and practice supporting poses that promote flexibility of the primary muscle movers required for a safe and steady Downward Facing Dog Pose.
• Discover therapeutic approaches and modifications for common injuries and prevent ones from occurring. 


Yapana® an Ancient Sanskrit Word Meaning the Support and Extension of Life. Yapana yoga practice is an innovative blend of vinyasa flow to warm and prepare the body for poses that are held dynamically and restoratively using props for therapeutic support. Yapana practice is easily modified and adapted to meet the individual needs of students at all levels of experience and skill.

Presenters
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Jules Mitchell

Leeann Carey Yoga
Jules Mitchell, a yoga therapist, biomechanist and graduate student in Exercise Science at CSU Long Beach, teaches with a technical and therapeutic focus in a style called Yapana®. Her approach to yoga is from a corrective exercise perspective, where the skills she teaches are designed to counter the effects of the sedentary lifestyle combined with the repetitive movement of sports and fitness-based exercise programs. She has written and... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

11:00am

Bhakti Dance Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

BHAKTI DANCE(TM) is the perfect combination of meditation through movement which fuses yoga and live kirtan ♫ – the two most important disciplines of all times – through which we can improve all aspects of daily difficulties such as stress, lethargy, circulatory problems, breathing, and meditation,…

Artists
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Lokah Bhakti

Director, Bhakti Dance Yoga
This transcendental sound vibration is called "BHAKTI" yoga or yoga of love and joy. | Now become more popular in the yoga community all around the world; inspiring you to live your best life through active living, personal growth and spiritual balance. | Lokah Bhakti create a colorful and perfect combination of meditation in motion which fuses yoga and fitness the two most important disciplines of all times. | RELAX YOUR MINT... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

11:15am

Fluid Power
Limited Capacity seats available

Fluid Power is an exhilarating moving meditation that integrates inversions, core strengthening, dynamic movement, static holds, and pranayama. This practice is a fluid, precise, and technique oriented class that will take the practitioner deeper than imaginable. In this workshop we will work through a vinyasa style class while using techniques to “break” down and explore the asanas deeper than previously experienced. Handstands will be a focus, but not the main focus, to find foundation, strength, and stability (students do NOT need to know how to hold handstand). Be prepared to embrace challenge, move beyond, sweat, surrender and then fall off to a well-deserved deep relaxation. 
Modifications and variations will be provided so that every student will move beyond their normal range of practice, please no beginners.

Presenters
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Ann Stevens

Owner & Director, Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga
Ann teaches a variety of classes emphasizing technique and alignment, intensives, and teacher trainings at the 200-hour and 500-hour levels opening the practice to Every Body. She feels privileged to provide classes in Adaptive Yoga to veterans returning from combat and to people with disabilities. Ann has always felt the need to give to the community through self service, aside from Studio Bamboo, she works with the Exalted Warrior Program and... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 11:15am - 12:45pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

11:15am

Mindful Sequencing
Limited Capacity seats available

Great for teachers and students who are looking to deepen their anatomical knowledge of yoga postures and sequences.  Students/Teachers will gain a greater understanding of kinesiology and a heightened sense of body awareness.  This workshop will focus on learning how to mindfully move through your yoga practice with intelligent sequences of postures that carefully open the energetic and physical body.  

Presenters
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Anton Mackey

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 11:15am - 12:45pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

11:30am

Sanjali - Sacred Songs and Kirtan
Sanjali means with hands hallowed and joined in prayer.  We invite you to join us as we sing praises and prayers to the divine on Sunday.  We offer a modern mixture of sacred songs, bajans and kirtan to ignite our heart flames and lift our spirits.  Join Valerie Irons, Barbara Bryan and Three Trees together for the first time in this offering of prayer. 
Bhakti Yoga, the path of Love and Devotion, is a practice of great power.  Through this practice, God becomes our lover and we sing the names of God with the highest presence, truth and love that we can embody.  This love for God awakens love itself because love fuels itself.  This life can be summed up in love.  When we are able to awaken even just a tiny grain of love and put it into movement through chanting, this activates the universal love, and then many wonderful things can happen.”~ Sri Prem Baba

Artists
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Valerie Irons - SANJALI

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Heart Center

1:00pm

Meditation Gathering for World Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

World Peace Meditation, led by Sarah McLean and Broadcast to the World Live during this hour...  

Come Sit with Ashok and Nathan at the Amara Meditation Room and hold space for World Peace...

Presenters
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Nathan Gangadean

Creator, Saith Yoga
Näthan was raised biculturally. Not in terms of nations, but in terms of being immersed in modern society while growing up alongside cultivating a rare awareness of Global Wisdom and First Philosophy. These are two deeply contrasting realms! Through his years of negotiating between these realities Näthan developed powerful tools and skills for leading a life of awakening in the midst of the chaos and confusion of today's world. The... Read More →
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Ashok Gangadean

Ashok Gangadean, Ph.D. is the distinguished Margaret Gest Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) where he has been teaching global philosophy for the past 45 years. Ashok has published several books pioneering the frontier of global wisdom, global consciousness and enlightenment, and has been teaching and coaching students and participants to tap the power of Global Wisdom and Yoga, to enter the dilated literacy of... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

Meditation Gathering for World Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

World Peace Meditation, led by Sarah McLean and Broadcast to the World Live during this hour...  

Come chant with Natesh, of the Kirtan Wallahs, joined by Tim Teh, the co-founder of Studio Ji, to hold space for World Peace.

At this time of meditation in multiple venues throughout the Festival, Natesh will lead some mellow chants, inspired by the Vedic tradition and directed toward the goal of World Peace.  Participants may chant or choose to have the chanting be an underlayment for their meditation for World Peace. 

Presenters
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tim teh

Tim’s  journey in healing arts began when he travelled to Thailand and to the Wat Pho Temple to study Thai Massage. In Thailand he received a certificate in Advanced Medical Thai Massage. Since Tim has travelled and lived in many different parts of the world to deepen both his practice in Remedial Massage Therapy modalities and also for his own inner healing work in self-knowledge and consciousness. Tim is also a certified... Read More →

Artists
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Natesh

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



Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

1:00pm

Meditation Gathering for World Peace, global broadcast from Sedona
Limited Capacity seats available

Cultivating peace within yourself is the best way to bring peace to the world.  Join the globally broadcast Sedona Yoga Festival meditation gathering from Sedona or broadcast into your location of choice. Hay House author and meditation mentor Sarah McLean leads the program which includes a 45-minute guided and silent meditation.  No meditation experience is necessary.  Everyone has a part to play in world peace.  

In this meditation gathering, participants connect with the field of love and peace, then intentionally connect with our global family, who are welcomed to join in the meditation in real time.  Scientists have discovered that a tiny change in one place, like the breeze created by the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in South America, may produce a large effect in a faraway location. It’s called the ‘Butterfly effect’. In the same way, every individual — everyone who is breathing, talking, walking, thinking – has a part to play, and influences peace on this planet. When we take responsibility for our own peace, we can definitely impact the planet.

Meditation begins precisely at 1:11pm. We welcome all festival-goers to stream in with their device from anywhere in Sedona - out on the land, anywhere!

We will be broadcasting into other venues with this technical capacity at 1:11 - 1:56 and will list them here. The capacity for sitting with Sarah is 222 in the CLC Great room, attendees are welcome to overflow at the rest of the Creative Life Center, as well. 


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 and mystic traditions. Though she’s lived in a Transcendental Meditation center, a Zen Buddhist monastery, meditated in ashrams and temples throughout India and the... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:00pm

World Peace Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

World Peace Meditation, led by Sarah McLean and Broadcast to the World Live during this hour...  

 

Come Sit with Ana Brett and Ravi Singh at the Sedona Rouge Ballroom and hold space for World Peace...


Presenters
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Ana Brett And Ravi Singh

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

World Peace Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

World Peace Meditation, led by Sarah McLean and Broadcast to the World Live during this hour...  

 

Come Sit with Sunny Dawn Johnston at the Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel and hold space for World Peace...


Moderators
avatar for Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean

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

Presenters
avatar for Sunny Dawn Johnston

Sunny Dawn Johnston

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:00pm

World Peace Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

World Peace Meditation led by Sarah McLean, Broadcast to the World!  Sit with Mark Whitwell at the L'Auberge de Sedona Ballroom...

Moderators
avatar for Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean

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

Presenters
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Mark Whitwell

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

1:00pm

World Peace Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

World Peace Meditation, led by Sarah McLean and Broadcast to the World Live during this hour...  

 

Come Sit with Chris Spheeris at the Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room and hold space for World Peace...


Moderators
avatar for Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean

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

Artists
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chris spheeris

Founder, Essence Records
I am all about creativity and inspiration. I love to create, or shall I say, i LIVE to create and i create to live. It's my yoga. It's my tantra. It's my dharma. I am passionate about being passionate and i am passionate about inspiring others. From what I've observed, i seem to have been given a gift for that, and it is my honor to share the overflowing inspiration that flows through me. My core truth is that we are all capable of infinite and... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

1:00pm

World Peace Meditation with Rama Jyoti Vernon
Limited Capacity seats available

World Peace Meditation led by Sarah McLean and Broacast Live to the World!  

Sit with Rama Vernon at 7-Centers Main Room for this Global experience...

Presenters
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Rama Jyoti Vernon

Yoga Instructor, Rama Jyoti Vernon Yoga
Yoga is a way of “Being” not just doing. It is the exploration of what Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita calls inaction within an action. It is the essence and means to quiet the waves of the mind. When the waves are still, as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras say, “The Seer and the Seen become One.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they realize the oneness that already is.


Sunday February 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:00pm

Yoga Hike
Limited Capacity full

Yoga Hike with Blair Darby of Sedona, AZ.

More to come... 

Presenters
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Blair Darby

Yoga Instructor, Vortex Yoga Hiking In Sedona
Remembering who you are...seems important these days. Our society isn't really setup to allow for such notions and all the veins which stem from this core expansion such as bi-locating, great self love, understanding of universal the energy flow, the ability to miraculously heal your self and others, creating your own reality and times lines, etc.... Getting in touch with your unlimited potential as the powerful being you are with the support... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
On the Land - meet at Heart Center

2:15pm

Gather Yoga: Growing your yoga community
Limited Capacity seats available

A yoga collective: connect with fellow yogis, grow your knowledge and practice and share your unique perspective. GatherYoga...you already belong.

Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright fabulous. Simply put, we believe amazing things can happen when people gather together.

Presenters
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Alesha Cumpton

co-creator, GatherYoga
Gather is the yoga collective for bold, balanced yogis who are interested in authenticity, community, and the odd gin martini. (Everything in moderation, right?) We are a global network of inspirational teachers and dedicated students, and a platform for honest reviews and recommendations. Our members are novices and experts, adventurers and traditionalists — diversity is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes us open, inclusive, and downright... Read More →
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Natalie Halt

Co-Creator, GatherYoga
Bringing people together to both unite and grow yoga communities is my passion. I aligned with my partner, Alesha, over the mutual intention of bringing something to the yoga world that would potentially be transformative. We wanted to create a platform/collective upon which people could gather together to discover more of the world around them, and in turn more of themselves. This is the intention (and my love): that of coming together for... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Thai & Fly: Partner Yoga & Thai Massage
Limited Capacity full

Through breath work/pranayama, chanting, Thai Yoga Massage sequences and Partner Yoga Flow we channel the ancient wisdom of Metta – loving kindness. These lay the foundation of compassionate touch, receptivity and communication. From a foundation of mutual support, we empower others to fly and learn to fly ourselves. 
• Invocation of Metta, Loving-Kindness, and lineage background 
• Partner Pranayama
• Exploration of Partner Vinyasa: Backbends, Side Bends and Twists
• Guided Thai Yoga Massage sequences
• Partner Flying Yoga

Presenters
avatar for Deven Sisler

Deven Sisler

Teacher/Manager, AcroYoga
Deven Sisler, E-RYT- 200, is a certifed Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, AcroYoga and CircusYoga Teacher, known for her joyful, playful approach to partnership and collaboration, and her articulate teaching. She has trained in Thai Yoga Massage at the New England School for Thai Yoga and in Thailand. An outdoor enthusiast she weaves her experience and on and off the mat into creative, relaxing and inspiring classes internationally. She offers a holistic... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sedona Karate Academy (SKA) 1835 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Inspired Intuition
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Presenters
avatar for Sunny Dawn Johnston

Sunny Dawn Johnston

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


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

2:30pm

Dance.Sing.Play : Body Percussion Playshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Join musician and healer, Poranguí, as we create a circle of rhythm, sound, and movement! Rediscover the first and most complex instrument known to humankind: your self. Together we will explore where body percussion, voice, breath, and Spirit meet in a polyrhythmic dance. By connecting with our body's innate pulse and cultivating that expression in a safe & celebratory container, we unfold ourselves to emBody Dance, Sing our Soul and Play our Mind. Yogis will have fun feeling free to express their embodiment through movement and sound in a community and collaborative setting, deepening your practice within at the same time. 
No experience necessary...this is for ALL! Together we remind each other to imagine, create and manifest through sacred vibration….cause like the old Zimbabwe proverb say, "if you can walk, you can dance, if you can talk, you can sing" and if you can laugh, you can play! 



Artists
avatar for Poranguí McGrew

Poranguí McGrew

Founder, Sol Creation
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over fifteen years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
LightBody Fitness 2050 Yavapi Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Meditation, Partner Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop offers a clear and practical approach to starting or deepening one’s meditation. It covers three key areas which form an awesome meditation practice: relationship with breath, relationship with ground, relationship with “other”.

This workshop makes mediation fun!

We have ample opportunity to explore different approaches through guided group sessions, dialogue on One’s Experience and Group/ Partner Exercises which include thai yoga massage techniques that you can take home with you to share with your friends.

We shall explore our senses and vayus (subtle energies) of the body. This informed focus creates an embodied, stable and Full Presence.

Relax and receive great healing techniques so that the focus in your life can be on what you love.

This Workshop Gives you a Fresh Feeling and Vigour so that you Create o A Life You Love with Great Relationship.

Catie, the CYoga Creator, is Exceptionally skilled at reading bodies and working out what each individual needs to do, in order to master a pose, with ease, grace, elegance, and Joy.

Catie guides internationally on Mastery of Presence. Her books This Is It: Enlightenment with CYoga I and II are available on amazon and at many great bookstores, as is Her DVD.

Presenters
avatar for Catie Foroughi

Catie Foroughi

Visionary, cyoga
Catie is the CYoga Creator, World Renowned Yogi, Yoga Therapist and Integrative Body Worker with a difference. She is well known for a Complete Freedom and Fun approach to what she does and conducts private and public classes of all types including one on one and group yoga, master classes and holiday yoga retreats to the world's most naturally beautiful locations. She is known as "The Super Yoga Master/ Gangsta!" and has always had a natural... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
7 Centers Yoga Arts Main Room 2115 Mountain Road, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Mystical Sedona: A Crystal Yoga Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

~A fusion of movement, sound healing, creative expression and Spiritual connection~

  Come join us to discover what makes Sedona one of the top 10 most sacred spots in the world.  The first part of the workshop we will discuss the qualities of Sedona that contribute to the powerful healing powers present in this sacred land. The second half will be dedicated to an all-level gentle practice to move energy and prepare for a unique crystal gong meditation designed to help you transcend to a higher vibration.  The class will conclude with creative expression through the coloring of mandalas.

The benefits are profound and will not only help with your unique connection to the magic of Sedona but to assist in strengthening you auric shield for love, life and healing. 

Please sign up early to ensure your space for this one-of-a kind workshop dedicated to our Mystical Sedona


Presenters
avatar for Amy Frasard

Amy Frasard

Owner/Instructor, Purple Dragonfly Yoga
Amy Frasard discovered yoga, close to 20 years ago, after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. It was at this time that she began to understand the deep connection between the spiritual and physical body and the ability we all have to heal ourselves. Amy soon began to notice that she was developing a deep calm and peacefulness she began to carry with her off the mat. This new awareness has enabled her to approach her illness with new... Read More →



Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Montage Ballroom 1146 W. SR 89A Ste. D3 Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Sankalpa Shakti Sadhana- The Yoga of Willpower and Intention
Limited Capacity seats available

Gain clarity and freedom as you activate your willpower, let go of internal resistances known and unknown and learn tools to manifest a specific intention. 
Inspired by the teachings of The Four Desires by Rod Stryker this workshop will use asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, journaling and yoga nidra to empower you to access your fullest potential. 
Our time together will include:
Asana Practice to create a clear and stable container
Writing Exercise- to activate your hearts desire
Partner Reflection
Yoga Nidra- to empower your intention
Pranayama /Meditation- to Increase Shakti

Presenters
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Tracee Stanley

Sankalpa Shakti-The Yoga of Willpower and Intention
Tracee Stanley ERYT,YBYT500 has been studying and teaching yoga for over 18 years. She is a senior student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and was initiated into the Sri Vidya lineage by him in 2001. Tracee has created several workshops informed by her years of study: Yoga for a Broken Heart and Sankalpa Shakti - The Yoga of Willpower and Intention. As a veteran film producer she has seen how the practice of yoga can be impactful in everyday life and... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
L'Auberge Ballroom 301 Little Ln Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Wakeful Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga is both the journey and the destination, with the destination always being here and now. This Wakeful Yoga workshop will be a connection to your yoga practice like never before. While the postures may be familiar, practicing them a hundred times (or never before, depending on the student) the difference will be in your connection and awareness of each movement, even the most subtle. Moving from practicing your yoga into Being Your Yoga. This practice will be available to all levels of practitioners, plenty of pose modifications given, but know this class will not be for the faint of heart. We will be moving mindfully as well as holding poses in order to connect to the truth of our Being. We will use breath as a meditative focus to help keep us connected and present to each moment. We will then end our practice with the ancient, energetic science of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that will take your awareness even deeper into a part of you normally not accessible due to long held tension in the body and mind. This class will be a beautiful blend of wakeful movement, connection to breath, and body/mind integration resulting in increased health, peace of mind and connection to your Light. In our fast paced, to-do-list, multi tasking lives, wakeful yoga will transport you to that place of peace and joy which you truly are. I challenge you to slow down and Wake Up to the truth of your own Being.
“Perfection in asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless, and one is established as the Infinite Being within” (Yoga Sutra 2.47)

Presenters
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Laura McKinzie

Director of Yoga Teacher Training, Lead Instructor 200hr YTT, SWIHA
I fell in love with yoga over 15 years ago and I have returned to my mat over and over for the peace, stillness, and joy I find in that space. I discovered a way of living and being that brings so much fullness to life and this is what I share with my yoga students. Through my years of training, I support my students in navigating the individual path they are on. With a nurturing and loving spirit I guide each student to open up to their own... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Amara Resort and Spa Sedona Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Prop Assisted Movement for Focus and Meditative Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Join some of Arizona’s leading flow-prop practitioners, as they lead you through a dynamic world of movement, fun and expression. In this creative movement workshop you will be introduced to many props that can be used to amplify your personal movement meditation. Twirling, juggling, ethnic dance and martial arts all offer a wide variety of props that can help someone develop their personal identity or find a community to connect with. No previous experience is required and all class materials are provided, so come play with us! 
Special guests Drumming Sounds, led by Andrew Ecker, are going to be sharing neotribal sounds of intentional vibration to aid in feeling your flow.
Props offered for training are contact juggling, hoop, staff, poi, devil/flower sticks, fans, flow wands and meteor. All items will be available to demo during workshop and for sale in vending areas. 
Lead coordinator for group workshop is Chase Archer
 

Artists
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andrew ecker

Owner, Drumming Sounds
Andrew Ecker owner of Drumming Sounds based in the Phoenix AZ is a Poet, Artist, Drum Circle facilitator and architect of Neotribal culture born in Portland Or. raised in the well know arts and counter culture Hawthorne district, grandson of Cresencia Cora Alvarez an Apache Curandrea from the southwest. Andrew has continued this family tradition of transformative healing work by honoring the ancestors in the work he does with the sacred drum... Read More →
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Matt Hunsaker

Community, Sedona Healing Hut
Aloha, My name is Matt Hunsaker and I am here to help you, help yourself with awareness and holistic empowering. Coming from a non-holistic background growing up across America, my ability to teach holistic healthcare effectively to a broad demographic is a strong synergist in my clients ability to incorporate new concepts into their daily lives. I am the 2015 Sedona Yoga Festival Program Director, a Care Manager at... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa Ballroom 2250 West Hwy 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

Once Upon a Time is Now
Limited Capacity seats available

Once Upon a Time is Now: Embracing the storytelling of yoga through our practice.

Understanding the roots or lineage of a yoga practitioner, this also includes the rich and vibrant information within the postures we practice as well. In this workshop we will cultivate awareness of the meaning and stories that serve the creation of several asanas. Embodying the awareness and knowledge who or where the asanas arrived enhances the way we move through as living storytellers of yoga. 
This will be a level 1/2 workshop in the vinyasa yoga style 

Presenters
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Christina Newman

Founder and Instructor, Avani Vinyasa Yoga and Wellness


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Agave of Sedona - Blue Agave 1146 West State Route 89A, Suite D3, Sedona, AZ 86336

2:30pm

THE URBAN ZEN EXPERIENCE
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and deeply heal and transform yourself with the integrative modalities of Urban Zen. Experience gentle adaptive yoga , essential oil therapy, the healing touch of Reiki, breath work and mindful meditation led by integrative therapist Hazel Patterson - eRYT.
Ideal for restoration and healing, Urban Zen addresses the key problems of modern lifestyle and the main symptoms of most medical conditions ie. pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation and exhaustion.
This session is ideal for all abilities and will only include gentle, therapeutic movements.

Presenters
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HAZEL PATTERSON

instructor, Urban Zen / YogaWorks
Hazel Patterson is a eRYT 500 yoga teacher trainer with 14 years of teaching experience. As trained dancer who understands the demands of elite training and performance and has herself experienced the curative effects of a therapeutic yoga practice on mind , body and spirit. Always seeking deeper understanding of her subject, Hazel has studied extensively with such luminaries as Lisa Walford and Zhandor Remete and Jillian Pransky. Hazel... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Studio Ji 1225 w 89A, sedona, az 86336

3:00pm

Nurture, Grow and Bloom: Prenatal Yoga Video
Limited Capacity seats available

Nurture, Grow and Bloom: Prenatal Yoga Video is the ideal resource of therapeutic tips for yoga teachers, practitioners and mommas new to yoga, as well as those aspiring to help new mommas experience greater ease and grace throughout their pregnancy. And it’s finally here!

Join Bea Love at the 2014 Sedona Yoga Festival for the worldwide premiere of her new yoga video, Nurture, Grow and Bloom. The video dispels pregnancy myths and delivers safe and gentle yoga guidance for new mommas throughout each trimester. Each segment offers proven practices with clear medical facts about yoga and pregnancy, including specific preparations for labor, postpartum recovery and dramatic insights from a renowned board-certified, medical specialist for mothers with pregnancy complications.

Stargate Productions will host the video release party on February 9, from 3:00-4:00pm at 55 Shelby Drive, Sedona AZ 86336. The first twenty guests will receive a complimentary video. All attendees of Bea Love’s yoga sessions during the Festival weekend (Saturday February 8th and Sunday the 9th) will also receive a complementary copy.

Bea Love is an accomplished international yogini, new mother, Doula and owner of Bea Love Yoga. She designs custom yoga wellness programs for corporate clients and luxury Enchanted Yoga Retreats for private clients and groups. Bea Love’s mission is to inspire all to realign, reconnect and renew themselves by cultivating and nurturing their own daily practice. Please contact Bea at bea@bealoveyoga.com or 760 258 5156 for more details and group discounts. 


Presenters
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Bea Love

Founder, Bea Love
Bea Love founded Bea Love Yoga inspired by over 15 years practice on the mat and in-depth studies with international yoga masters. She widely shares her yogic inspirations and has been featured in "Leaders Who Inspire" by Origin Magazine. Bea Love also serves as an international yoga teacher, speaker and consultant. | | Bea Love’s exclusive Enchanted Yoga retreats brings her inspirations and expertise to individuals, couples and small... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stargate Productions 55 Shelby Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:00pm

The Yogi’s Diet and the Alchemy of Food
Limited Capacity filling up

Right diet is one of the most hotly debated topics in the wellness community. In this workshop, we will explore an assortment of yogic dietary models – from “pure veg” to Ayurvedic to Tantric – as well as popular contemporary models, including ancestral Paleo and plant-based diets.

Taking a non-dogmatic approach, we will discuss different diets, address important nutritional considerations, share stories, ask questions, and open ourselves to discovering a diet that is personally optimal based on practical knowledge, body wisdom, and deep resonance. 

Most importantly, we will learn and practice how to bless all food with Sanskrit mantras, transforming what we eat from a karmic experience into an offering to the Divine.

Tea and treats provided!

Presenters
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Misha Bell

Editor, Yogi Times, Founding Partner, Raw Prasad LLC
Misha Bell is an editor at Yogi Times, an internationally experienced eRYT-500 yoga teacher, and a mediator for the Arizona Attorney General?s Office. She offers a wealth of experience in yoga, ayurveda, conflict resolution, and social justice. | | Indeed, Misha originally planned to save the world as a human rights attorney, but shortly after graduating from law school the Universe intervened and off she went to India for four years, where... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Amara Resort and Spa Meditation Room 100 Amara Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336

3:00pm

Inspirational Workshop ~ All You Have to Do is Listen
Limited Capacity seats available

This year, Chris will be presenting a two-hour workshop on the art of listening and the yoga of “presence”. This is a hands-on workshop that will include lecture, stretching, movement, stillness, writing, active listening, and a beautiful closing meditation. The point of this workshop is to explore receptivity as it inspires effortless expression.

Chris is a mentor in the field of creative expression and a living example of an open creative channel. He is a world-renowned recording artist, a writer, a performer, a photographer, a filmmaker, a graphic artist, and a workshop facilitator. Motivating all of his work is a deep sense of devotion and mysticism. For examples of his work in more information, please go to: www.ChrisSpheeris.com.


-- 
"there is only ONE of us here"

Presenters
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chris spheeris

Founder, Essence Records
I am all about creativity and inspiration. I love to create, or shall I say, i LIVE to create and i create to live. It's my yoga. It's my tantra. It's my dharma. I am passionate about being passionate and i am passionate about inspiring others. From what I've observed, i seem to have been given a gift for that, and it is my honor to share the overflowing inspiration that flows through me. My core truth is that we are all capable of infinite and... Read More →



Sunday February 9, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Great Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

3:00pm

SAMYAMA YOGA: The Yoga of Presence
Limited Capacity seats available

Samyama is the movement and state of awareness back and forth through three states of mind to arrive at a state of complete concentration: dharana (one-pointed focus), dhyana (receptive awareness), and samadhi (absorption). These are the upper limbs of Patanjali's 8-limb classical yoga. This Yoga of Presence arises from breath, awareness, and intention, and these three together bring clarity. It is accessible to us both in our practice and in our daily lives as part of mindful experience. Awareness and the object of awareness shine forth as we dissolve the interference that creates separation. Layering awareness through focused attention, we tether consciousness to the body through the breath and focused awareness (dharana), and expand this awareness by locating ourselves within and without through creativity and connection (dhyana). Moving fluidly from single-pointed consciousness to more diffuse and inclusive awareness ushers us into a sense of divine play. Attuning breath and mind as the full expression of the practice – combining mudra, mantra, pranayama, and nada (sound) with asana creates a steady steed, our vehicle for the inward journey, the longest journey, from the head to the heart. The marriage of the divine feminine and divine masculine as we ground the body to rise and enter the flow of consciousness brings us steadily and sweetly to a place where we meet ourselves as Self, Other, and All.

Presenters
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Randy Cauley

Guide to Curiosity and Wonder, Samyama Yoga & Meditation
"On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed; even a little of this practice will shelter you from great sorrow." (Bhagavad Gita II.40) I am a Dharma Yoga certified instructor (CYT 300) with over 15 years of dedicated practice and a passion for the profound benefits of yoga for body, mind, and heart. My teaching is informed by explorations in Anusara, Dharma Yoga, Vinyasa Krama, Astanga, Bikram, Viniyoga, Thai Massage and Yin... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sedona Creative Life Center Sedona Room 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336

3:30pm

Tea Time with Suzanne Bryant
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Suzanne Bryant

Suzanne Bryant is a former journalist from NYC. She attended NYU for journalism and worked for Producer George Crile at 60 Minutes II. While living in NYC she took up a daily yoga practice to deal with her anxiety a bi product or so she thought of living amongst metropolis.This daily practice of yoga would be the beginning of a journey. Although she had been practicing yoga, taking her first class in 1991, it was her daily experience of yoga in... Read More →


Sunday February 9, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
L'Auberge Artist's Cottage 301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336

6:30pm

Closing Gong Bath Ceremony followed by Kirtan Wallahs
Seal your experience at StudioJi with a Gong Bath followed by Kirtan with Kirtan Wallahs.

Moderators
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Marc Titus

CEO, Founder/Executive Producer Sedona Yoga Festival, Aumbase, Inc
Marc is a modern yogi and visionary guide for new paradigm thinkers and creators. He brings a current approach to the science of yoga and meditation, blending masterfully, ancient practices and philosophy to soothe this tumultuous modern experience and support purposeful, organic and dynamic creations that bring humanity to a higher consciousness experience. He has served business, government and international non-profit organizations, as well as... Read More →
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Heather Shereé Titus

CEO, Sedona Yoga Festival Director, Aumbase, inc
Co-Founder, Aumbase, inc www.AumbaseSedona.com Director, Sedona Yoga Festival www.sedonayogafestival.com Yoga absolutely changed my life. I have practiced asana for 20 years. It wasn’t until I turned to it in a time of grief and depression that the asana began to do its work on me and I truly began practicing yoga. As a friend said recently in an eloquent poem: sometimes we must fall to our knees to rise in grace. I did spend most of my... Read More →

Presenters
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tim teh

Tim’s  journey in healing arts began when he travelled to Thailand and to the Wat Pho Temple to study Thai Massage. In Thailand he received a certificate in Advanced Medical Thai Massage. Since Tim has travelled and lived in many different parts of the world to deepen both his practice in Remedial Massage Therapy modalities and also for his own inner healing work in self-knowledge and consciousness. Tim is also a certified... Read More →

Artists
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Natesh

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



Sunday February 9, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Heart Center
 
Monday, February 10
 

10:00am

Post-Conference Networking Classes/Mixers/Experiences
Details will unfold... 


Monday February 10, 2014 10:00am - 3:00am
AumBase 1370 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336