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Wednesday, January 11
 

9:00am

THE YOGA BUSINESS BOOTCAMP
Limited Capacity seats available

BUILD YOUR ENTIRE YOGA BUSINESS IN 3 DAYS.
YOU WILL NOT LEAVE THIS EVENT WITH A TO-DO LIST, YOU WILL LEAVE WITH EVERYTHING DONE! 
You must apply at this link:http://www.yjbusinessofyoga.com/bootcamp/
Weds 12pm-6pm 
Thursday 8am-7pm
Friday  
All classes will take place in the Golden Gate Room 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Mozes

Karen Mozes

Karen Mozes is a successful entrepreneur, executive and life coach, and leadership expert. She brings to the world of transformational coaching, writing and public speaking her many years of dedicated studies and application in the fields of science, eastern philosophy, teaching and yoga. With several years of work experience in the corporate world and then as a principal at a sustainability consulting firm, Karen is uniquely suited to coach... Read More →
avatar for Justin Mchael Williams

Justin Mchael Williams

Justin Michael Williams will help you find your authentic voice and share it with the world. He is a vibrant public speaker, musician, and successful yoga instructor who travels the globe training the conscious community to thrive in marketing, media, and business. Justin has spearheaded the marketing development and social media of over 150 brands, both large and small, including, Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Sianna Sherman, Ashley... Read More →


Wednesday January 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Golden Gate Room
 
Friday, January 13
 

TBA

The Art of Teaching Yoga: Skills Development Program
Limited Capacity seats available

The Art of Teaching Yoga is a new semi-private mentoring program for yoga teachers at Yoga Journal LIVE San Francisco. Get ready to dramatically refine your teaching skills in three days, so you can step into any classroom and teach yoga with more knowledge, intention, and confidence.

You’ll take classes with master teachers at the main YJ LIVE event and join seasoned mentors Alexandria Crow and Giselle Mari for breakout sessions with an intimate group of fellow RYTs. With one-on-one feedback and candid group discussions, you’ll build on your strengths, improve areas of growth, and develop your unique teaching style.

The experience includes a full curriculum at YJ LIVE San Francisco, a pre-event assessment, live coaching sessions within an intimate group of RYTs, and connections you'll establish as you advance your career.

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Monday, Jan 16


Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

The practice of yoga has taught Alexandria Crow how to approach life with open eyes and a fearless attitude, a discovery she hopes to pass onto her students as she guides them step by step through the yoga practice. By teaching alignment and how to pay attention to what is going on in the body and mind in each moment, Alex shows her students how to bring greater awareness to everything they do both on and off the mat. 
avatar for Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari is a teacher with spunk, spirit, and depth. Her light-hearted but comprehensive teaching style weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful hands-on assists, funky eclectic music, and tons of fun. Her offerings are not only designed to make you move, sweat, reflect and elevate but to ignite and restore connection to your essence, inspire spiritual activation and connect to the power of our humanity.  A global yoga... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 TBA
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

8:00am

Waking Up! Mindfulness Meditation with Ashley Sharp
Limited Capacity seats available

Before rushing into a day of intense yoga activity, let's ground ourselves with mindfulness meditation. Our time on the cushion will prepare us for bringing a curious, discerning attention to what's happening moment-to-moment throughout the day and cultivating a friendly, caring attitude toward ourselves and our fellow yogis.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Sharp

Ashley Sharp

Ashley Sharp, E-RYT, is known for her wit, practicality, and tenderness as an instructor. She teaches meditation and wisdom around the Bay Area, including a Friday morning “Mindful Yoga & Meditation” class at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She teaches yoga retreats internationally and leads yoga teacher trainings in the Bay Area. She founded Insight Richmond, a community-based meditation group. In addition to completing the... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Grand A

9:00am

SuperYogi's Schoolhouse Teacher Training
Limited Capacity seats available

SuperYogi's Schoolhouse Teacher Training

Friday Jan 13-Sunday Jan 15 9am-5pm each day

Rina Jakubowicz - 

Introducing Superyogis’ Schoolhouse, Rina Yoga’s pioneering yoga-inspired curriculum for kids and teens that teaches them life skills, coping mechanisms, movement, values and most importantly, fun!

Superyogis’ Schoolhouse Mission:

To help kids empower themselves by teaching them life skills like:
1. how to focus
2. healthy coping skills
3. how to communicate better
4. tangible yoga practices for daily life challenges
ALL WITH A LOT OF LOVE and TONS OF FUN!



We are pleased to announce our first ever three-day kids yoga training with Rina Jakubowicz—Super Yogis Schoolhouse Training: a 3-day program for school teachers, yoga teachers, moms, dads, and anyone who wants to more fully connect to kids. At Yoga Journal LIVE San Francisco, you will be in an intimate group of students focusing on Super Yogis Schoolhouse Mission: To help kids empower themselves by teaching them valuable life skills as taught by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Rina’s teacher, Swami A. Parthasarathy.

Training Includes Lecture, Interactive Discussions, Some Asana and Play Time

1) Learn techniques and lesson plans built around helping kids develop greater focus, healthy coping skills, improved communication, and tangible yoga practices for daily life challenges--all with a lot of LOVE and tons of FUN!

2) Understand the fundamentals of class management and how to guide a class efficiently. 

3) Learn the importance of assessing the different age ranges and how to target them differently according to their capacity.

4) Explore fun games, stories, and poses to teach the kids in order to make learning fun and relevant.

5) Connect to your deeper self and your own inner child so that you can better understand kids and ultimately serve them with authenticity.

6) Discover truths about yourself that you might never have expected by taking this course.

What to Expect
This 3-day training is Part One of your certification process. If you choose to become a certified teacher through the Yoga Alliance then you have to follow through with Part Two of the training. This requires additional work and contact with Rina after this weekend training is completed. You will have one year to finish the assignments and program in order to become a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher. If you choose to not do Part Two then you can teach Kids Yoga with whatever you’ve learned but you won’t become certified. 

Private Facebook Group Community + Coaching 
Upon enrollment you will be admitted to the private Facebook group where we will build community, share our thoughts, and talk with the group as we come closer to the live event. We will also keep sharing after the training for those who are continuing the process to becoming certified teachers. 

Curious if this is the right program for you? Yoga Journal and Rina would love to connect with you. 



$750 for 24 hours of in-person training over three days followed by two webinars and a personal one-on-one session with Rina. Additional work required to complete certification process.

 


Speakers
avatar for Rina Jakubowicz

Rina Jakubowicz

Rina Jakubowicz is known for her vibrant and uplifting approach to yoga. She is an international bilingual yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, motivational speaker, author, and TV show host. She has been a teacher of teachers for over ten years, presenting at Kripalu Center, Himalayan Institute, Omega Institute, as well as in countries across the globe such as Chile, Puerto Rico, and Andorra. Rina is one of Gaiam TV’s featured... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Seacliff D

9:00am

Secrets from the Masters
Limited Capacity seats available

The first 4 limbs of yoga lay the foundation for the internal practice (antaranga sadhana). Aadil will share mythical stories behind the poses and application in day to day life.
You will learn:
• How to apply yama and niyama into your life so that your mind is calm and your nervous system is relaxed as you live in integrity with your spirit.
• Building blocks of alignment for asana and pranayama practice so that you can be safe and yet have joy and power from your practice.
• How to focus your mind so that your practice integrates all parts of you.
Please bring a mat, belt, block and one blanket. Discussion and asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   

Speakers
avatar for Aadil Palkhivala

Aadil Palkhivala

For nearly thirty years, Aadil Palkhivala has had the reputation of a "teacher of teachers." Aadil began the study of yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of seven and was introduced to the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo at the age of ten. When Aadil was 20, he embarked on his first teaching tour of Europe and North America. Two years later, Iyengar awarded him the Advanced Yoga Teacher's Certificate. Aadil and Savitri are the founders and... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Bayview A

9:00am

Be Like Buddha: Yoga Postures and Metta Practice to Inspire Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

Evolve your practice by learning what a metta practice is and how it may help you embody feelings of peace and kindness. The Buddha was a yogi who attained tremendous peace inside. Through yoga practice, the Buddha cultivated a firm spine, open hip joints and a big heart to embody great joy. Let’s explore how we as yogis and yoginis come by that same joy. We will combine the powerful techniques of yoga posture and pranayama with the clear and poignant teachings of the Buddha dharma. Learn to use asana to strengthen the body and metta (loving-kindness) practice to embody feelings of kindness, sensitivity, and peace. Beyond asana, you will experience poems of awakening, guided meditation, somatic awareness, and chants resulting in a sophisticated integration of yoga and mindfulness as a means to cultivate peace and self-knowledge.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tias Little

Tias Little

Tias Little's unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. He began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff A

9:00am

Chinese Medicine Principles: A Teacher’s Intensive
Limited Capacity seats available

This all day intensive takes a look at the basic principles of Chinese Medicine and their application to working one-on-one with your students. In order to treat dysfunction in Chinese Medicine the practitioner must look at both the root and the branches, meaning that the symptoms (branches) are not separate from one’s constitution (roots) and in order to achieve health and eliminate dysfunction of any kind (injuries, illnesses or general well-being) we must address both. In this class we will explore the foundations of Chinese Medicine as is applicable specifically to yoga teachers. The information you take away will help you start to investigate working with both the root & the branches within your private lessons to help increase the effectiveness of your work with your students. The beauty of Chinese Medicine is that our health is a constant balancing act so whether you are sick or just looking to feel better you can take some info away from this to experiment with. This class is mostly lecture with a short all levels asana practice before lunch. This class is for teachers and anyone interested in learning more about Chinese Medicine principles & energetics. Bring a pen & paper to take notes on and come ready to take in a lot of information.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder & visionary behind Yoga Medicine, a community of expert yoga teachers focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. Tiffany’s classes have evolved over the past 20 years of teaching yoga to reflect her creativity and passion for using yoga as a form of medicine for the mind, body & spirit. With her medical background in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, her classes... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Grand A

9:00am

Cultivating Resilience: Inner Peace in the Mind, Brain, and Body
Limited Capacity seats available

Our modern nervous systems contend with multi-sensory overload, the pressure to produce, an ever-expanding cyberspace, and an endless stream of opportunities to compare ourselves to others. It’s a paradox: most of us seek the balm of inner calm and stillness. And yet, emerging research shows that we benefit more from resilience: the ability to feel challenges fully and return to balance. In this all-day workshop, we’ll experience several practical tools to create resilience—and thus, an “elastic” concept of inner peace—in the mind, brain, and body. We’ll draw from the traditions of yoga, mindfulness, neuroscience, contemplative practice to find ways to remain centered and flexible in a world that is out of balance. Tools will include embodied meditation, mindful movement, connective tissue release work, and more.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes Is a global yogi, innovator, information gatherer, and paradigm bender who integrates the fields of yoga, mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology, and movement studies. Bo's background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She utilizes her unique work in embodiment and mindfulness with professional athletes, conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, writes... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff B

9:00am

Essence of Dharma Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

The chance to spend the day learning directly from one of the leading teachers of yoga active in the world today. Sri Dharma Mittra has devoted 50 years of his life to yoga, both teaching and deep practice. In this workshop, you will have a chance to gain exposure to many of the main techniques and approaches that are systematized as Dharma Yoga. Rather than studying with someone who studied with Sri Dharma Mittra, come and spend the day with Sri Dharma himself, and see your practice and life transformed.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   

Speakers
avatar for Dharma Mittra

Dharma Mittra

Legendary yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught hundreds of thousands the world over in the years since. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of the Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses, and the creator of two... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Bayview B

9:00am

Infinite Practices, Few Basic Principles: How Seasoned Teachers Build Meaningful Yoga Classes That Hook Their Students
Limited Capacity seats available

With so much information available to teachers, it can seem overwhelming to create meaningful classes that feel like your own. You don’t have to rely solely on the formulas you learned in teacher training to get out of that teaching rut. Join The Art of Teaching Yoga mentors, Alexandria Crow, and Giselle Mari, for a full-day workshop for teachers that will demystify the process of creating classes that are effective and inspiring for you and your students. 

By leading 30-minute practices leading to one pose, Alex and Giselle will show you that their different teaching styles have similar and basic common principles. Through in-depth group discussions and workshopping your questions throughout the day, you’ll discover how to apply these principles to design solid sequences, understand how to offer verbal cues and hands-on assists, handle injury prevention and management, and integrate philosophy more fully. Don’t miss this opportunity to simplify and unpack the process of developing your unique teaching style and creating balanced classes that keep students coming back to learn more.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

The practice of yoga has taught Alexandria Crow how to approach life with open eyes and a fearless attitude, a discovery she hopes to pass onto her students as she guides them step by step through the yoga practice. By teaching alignment and how to pay attention to what is going on in the body and mind in each moment, Alex shows her students how to bring greater awareness to everything they do both on and off the mat. 
avatar for Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari is a teacher with spunk, spirit, and depth. Her light-hearted but comprehensive teaching style weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful hands-on assists, funky eclectic music, and tons of fun. Her offerings are not only designed to make you move, sweat, reflect and elevate but to ignite and restore connection to your essence, inspire spiritual activation and connect to the power of our humanity.  A global yoga... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Garden Room

9:00am

Tools, Talents & Techniques for Teachers Presenting Yoga to the Individual for Health, Healing and Happiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Every class that we teach can be considered a mixed-level class. This means special attention needs to be paid to those that are not readily able to do an asana or grasp an instruction. This requires patience, insight, sensitivity, experience and the ability to communicate clearly. This class will look at ways to work with people with a healthy, strong body as well as those with injuries or special conditions. By learning to recognize inherent lines of energy comprising an asana the teacher can discover ways of bringing the student into harmony within those lines. David calls this approach of observation: ”Equality of Opposition and the Six Directions”.  There will be an initial Q and A to explore specific conditions and situations followed by practical work with partners to apply the techniques. There will be lots of hands-on adjusting methods shared. David has an amazing ability to provide great depth of experience while also keeping the room full with joy and excitement! Open to Teachers, Seekers and General Enthusiasts of Yoga!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for David Swenson

David Swenson

David Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, learning the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga and has produced numerous videos and DVDs, and the book Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual.


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff C

12:15pm

Let Go and Flow, with Julie Locke
Limited Capacity seats available

The new year is here! Time to release stagnant energy, and let go of patterns that no longer serve you. In this detoxifying Vinyasa flow, we will clear space, dive deep, sing, move, and sweat. You'll leave feeling connected, inspired, and more free.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Locke

Julie Locke

Julie Locke lives and teaches from the heart. She creates a warm and welcoming space for students to connect with their breath and step away from the fast pace of urban life. Her classes are sweaty, soulful, and inspiring. Through the potent blend of chanting, breathing, sweating, music, devotion, and thoughtfully sequenced asana, Julie's Vinyasa Flow classes foster deep connection with Self and with community. Students are encouraged to set... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Sangha Space

1:00pm

Ultimate Restorative and Self Care Techniques with Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee; Foundations of UZIT. at Yoga Journal LIVE San Francisc
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday 1pm-5pm; Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), created by Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee is a holistic care method that relies on the syner­gistic effects of in-bed movements, restorative yoga poses, breath-awareness exercises, meditation, essential oils, Reiki (energy balancing), nutrition, and contemplative care. UZIT-trained therapists work in a wide range of settings, from hospitals to rehab centers to senior-care and hospice facilities across the United States, helping patients and health care workers. The practice is also useful for any one interested in taking care of family and friends. UZIT has been shown to ease insomnia, pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and constipation (referred to as PANIC)—things that are amplified during illness or a hospital stay but that we experience in daily life too.
 

In this three-day workshop you will learn basic UZIT strategies for relieving and reducing burnout. The skills you learn in San Francisco will  prepare you for the full UZIT training, which includes an additional 12 in-person training days, over the course of four months.


Each training day at San Francisco begins with a yoga class that includes active and restorative poses, breath work, and meditation. This practice is followed by lectures, discussions, and practices related to UZIT modalities, including.:

  Yoga therapy: In-chair and in-bed mindful movements, restorative yoga, breath awareness, and guided body awareness meditation 
  • Essential oil therapy: Protocol for using three therapeutic-grade essential oils—lavender, lemon, and peppermint—and information on using other single oils and blends

  • Nutrition: Nutritional information as a form of self-care for UZITs.

  • Contemplative Care: Training and practice in the ability to stay present, calm, and effective in the midst of suffering

 You’ll learn how to layer these modalities to address the symptoms of PANIC in yourself so that you can be more grounded, relaxed, and restored, and be present as your serve others. As Roshi Joan Halifax, a Buddhist teacher and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care, says, “Healthcare without self-care is sick care.”

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee, who has been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for 25, got his foundation from Iyengar Yoga. He continues his studies together with his wife, Colleen Saidman Yee. Thirty DVDs and two books later, he has turned his yoga passion toward health care by cochairing the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation, founded by Donna Karan.
avatar for Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee has been teaching yoga for 16 years and is featured in 13 yoga DVDs. She owns and directs Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, NY, and continues her studies with her husband, Rodney Yee. Her passion for working in health care started in junior high at a geriatric center and continues today as cochair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation.


Friday January 13, 2017 1:00pm - Sunday January 15, 2017 5:00pm
Regency Room

1:30pm

Yoga for Strength: A guide to Improving Athletic Training with Stephanie Ring
Limited Capacity seats available

This hour long class guides you through a functional and strong yoga practice to help you recognize and correct your movement patterns as they relate to sports performance. Whether your run, lift weights or everything between, through this class you’ll learn how to use the yoga practice to strengthen your performance from top to bottom.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Ring

Stephanie Ring

After a lifetime of sports, Stephanie Ring understands perfectly the mobility needs of athletes. She has competed in everything from cheerleading to a half Ironman to the CrossFit Open, and she has been using yoga for more than a decade to assist with and fortify her performance. Ring began teaching her own style of yoga three years ago when she discovered there were no classes that addressed her specific needs as an athlete — classes... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sangha Space

2:00pm

The Inner Dimensions of Practice
Limited Capacity seats available


Meditation is an ancient practice, found in all the world’s religious traditions, linking the hearts and minds of practitioners to sources of guidance, inspiration, and/or the Divine. Modern scientific and medical research are demonstration the incredible health benefits of mediation for the brain and physiology. Beyond the physiological level, through meditation we can deepen our self-awareness and gain mastery over our minds. Dysfunctional patterns at the level of thought, feeling, and behavior create attachment, identification, suffering, and entanglement. The Ancient Yogi’s recognized that the root of these dysfunctional patterns is the conditioned mind. They developed the sequence of meditation to understand, transform, and ultimately master the mind. Mastering the mind, according to the Ancients is the path to Self or God realization, fulfillment, and ultimate liberation. In this session we will:
- study the last 4 limbs of Patanjali’s Astanga Yoga
- learn methods of practice from the Yoga Tradition of Meditation
- explore how to use these methods to directly influence our thoughts, feeling, and behavior
Lecture and practice.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow began his study of yoga in India with T. K. V. Desikachar in 1974 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France. Gary is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute's Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Training Programs. He is the author of the books Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation and has released several educational DVDs. Recently, he was named by... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Bayview A

2:45pm

Catching a Glimpse with Anna Hughes
Limited Capacity seats available

Inside all of us is the divine, authentic, whole self just waiting to be seen, known and understood. Join Anna in exploring how the practice of yoga offers us a glimpse and helps us to connect with this part of ourselves.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Hughes

Anna Hughes

Anna Hughes has been teaching since 2002 and is simply in love with all things yoga. Influenced by various styles of yoga, she landed squarely in the vinyasa tradition thanks to it’s mash up approach and the space it allows for creativity and spirituality. Anna believes in the infinite possibilities of this practice and will always, always be a student first and foremost. She considers Rusty Wells her greatest yogic influence but truly feel... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sangha Space

4:00pm

Cleaning The Slate with Jason Bowman
Limited Capacity seats available

Asana practice teaches us very obviously how to be in the body. As it does, it tricks us into taking residence in the mind with a corresponding grace. Everything we learn in the body about strength, flexibility and balance seeps its way into the internal world. Where the two meet is a clean slate—the place where we create a life of connection and freedom.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bowman

Jason Bowman

Jason Bowman leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and guest lecture series both around the US and internationally. He is well-known for his ability to be thorough while maintaining a light-hearted sense of humor and his love for the practice shines through in a creative and accessible voice.


Friday January 13, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Sangha Space

5:00pm

Happy Hour in the Yoga Market
Limited Capacity seats available

Get Happy! Join us for a complimentary Happy Hour in the Sangha Space. Meet and mingle with your fellow yogis while enjoying  lite snacks and a glass of Natura Wine. Browse the latest in indi and artisanal products for healthy balanced living. 


Friday January 13, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sangha Space

5:30pm

Creating Malas and Miracles with Satya
Limited Capacity seats available

 In her fun, inspiring manifestation workshop Satya Scainetti, Founder of Satya Jewelry will lead you through the sacred art of mala making and how malas are used in daily practice to help manifest miracles. Creating a personal mala works to open the heart and serves as a talisman for individual empowerment and well-being. Each attendee will leave the workshop with a one-of-a-kind mala bracelet that they are encouraged to use for a 40-day meditation.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Satya Scainetti

Satya Scainetti

Satya Scainetti is the founder and designer of Satya Jewelry. A philanthropist, yoga teacher and Reiki healer, Satya lives a lifestyle dedicated to giving back to the world community. The name Satya, meaning “truth” in Sanskrit, inspires each wearer to and their individual truth. Satya has built a devoted global following as she creates beautiful, inspiring and meaningful jewelry that resonates with each customer’s own... Read More →



Friday January 13, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Seacliff B

5:30pm

Forgiveness Flow with Kevin Paris & DJ Taz
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s turn our attention to the great storehouse of all of our life’s adventuring, the hips. We’ll unlearn and relearn much of what we know about hip-opening, and access places in the hips we tend to steer away from. From standing postures to floorwork, we’ll explore how to balance the front and back of the legs, pelvis, core, and low back, in order to find release and mobility throughout the low body. Suitable for teachers and practitioners of all levels. Asana practice with music by Kevin Paris and DJ Taz.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. Recently he has been performing and DJing at many national yoga festivals and conscious gatherings.
avatar for Janet Stone

Janet Stone

Janet Stone's studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of study. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Garden Room
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5:30pm

Yoga For Inner Awakening: A Live Music Vinyasa Journey
Limited Capacity seats available



This ninety-minute yoga journey of music, meditation and sweaty, soulful Vinyasa will lead you to an inner space of Self awareness and bliss. Your asana practice will soar as you explore yoga techniques of drishti, bandhas and breath awareness. You will find steadiness and ease in your poses, as your heart opens to the incredible live music soundscape created by singer Anjula Prasad and guest musicians. This practice will ignite your spirit bringing renewed energy, passion and joy to your life.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Desaulniers

Lesley Desaulniers

Lesley Desaulniers is known for her energizing, soulful and inspiring classes. Her gift for storytelling and passionate connection to music and art make each class a dynamic journey of sound, spirit and soul.  She has been studying yoga and meditation since 1996, taking her practice to New York, Russia, India and back. In her early twenties, Lesley was a resident at Ananda Ashram in upstate New York, where she intensively studied... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bayview B
  • Filter By Theme Flow

6:15pm

Dive into Your Destiny with Seth Kaufmann
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Seth for an inspiring flow sequence that will stretch and strengthen the body. More importantly this mindful practice, will help create the space needed to set an intention in the present and clear the path towards your brightest future.

Join us for free community classes in our beautiful Sangha Space and Yoga Market, located in the Market Street Foyer in Grand Ballroom B. Stop by early for Happy Hour, and irresistible shopping with artisanal local artists and unique yoga brands.  


Speakers
avatar for Seth Kaufmann

Seth Kaufmann

Seth Kaufmann is the founder of RebelLion Yoga, a space that incorporates personal training, yoga, nutritional counseling and life coaching. Seth has helped hundreds of people shape their bodies inside and out, and guided them to unleash the power that was/is always inside them, while creating lives they never thought possible. Seth has his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology is a Certified Strength and Conditioning... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Sangha Space

7:30pm

LIVE with JP Sears
Limited Capacity seats available

Come with a playful state of mind and have your third eye opened wide as Ultra Spiritual JP steps out from the video screen onto the live stage to force feed enlightenment to you.  His Enlightenedness will shine the comedic light of Ultra Spiritual wisdom onto the most perplexing spiritual questions and life riddles so that you can achieve higher states of spiritual superiority like never before!  

Following the enlightened amusement, the man behind the Ultra Spiritual character, JP Sears (the regular version of him), will share his heartfelt perspectives on how to live from a place of fierce authenticity.


Speakers
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JP Sears

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, YouTuber, author, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP is the author of “How To Be Ultra Spiritual,” (Sounds True Publishing, release date of March 7th, 2017). He is very active with his online videos where he encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Grand A
 
Saturday, January 14
 

7:00am

Morning Meditation with Sankari Chaitanya
Limited Capacity seats available

Be guided into a practice of classical Raja Yoga meditation. Regulate the breath and, consequently, the flow of prana. Withdraw the senses, gather the rays of the mind, concentrate. Concentration opens the inner chambers of love and, as it leads to meditation, is the sole key to the realm of Eternity.

Speakers
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Sankari Chaitanya

Sankari Chaitanya has been director of the San Francisco Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center since September of 2014, and has taught yoga regularly since her training at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley in 1997. She took brahmacharya vows in December 2014. She also teaches Meditation, Positive Thinking, Bhagavad Gita, Yantra Painting and chanting. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 7:00am - 7:30am
Grand A

8:00am

Dharma Yoga Charging Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Charging Practice represents the latest expression of an Asana-centric practicum born of 50 years of intense and constant practice of yoga. Sri Dharma Mittra continues to refine and supercharge the traditional yoga he received from his guru to make it as relevant and efficient as possible. Session to include vigorous and longer held yoga postures and sequences, mantra, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
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Dharma Mittra

Legendary yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught hundreds of thousands the world over in the years since. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of the Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses, and the creator of two... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Seacliff A

8:00am

Listening to the Body: Yoga, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion
Limited Capacity seats available



Constant multi-sensory overload and the pressure to produce, can add chronic stress, even trauma, to everyday life. We suffer from this form of daily trauma, and yet often feel compelled to push ourselves harder. Often, our body pays the price as much as our mind and emotions. In this workshop, we'll briefly explore the compelling science behind self-compassion, and why it's more effective than self-esteem. Drawing upon the traditions of yoga, mindfulness, and contemplative studies, we'll experience several practical, body-based methods of working with self-compassion that can be integrated into any yoga class or somatic meditation practice.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes Is a global yogi, innovator, information gatherer, and paradigm bender who integrates the fields of yoga, mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology, and movement studies. Bo's background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She utilizes her unique work in embodiment and mindfulness with professional athletes, conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, writes... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Bayview B

8:00am

Turn Up the Heat: Rejuvenate Your Sun-Salutations
Limited Capacity seats available

Turn Up the Heat: Rejuvenate Your Sun-Salutations 

all levels

Sun Salutations are the heart of Vinyasa flow classes, opening limitless possibilities for the body and mind. With power and grace, they draw us in from outside distractions, heightening concentration and presence. The cleansing heat increases flexibility in the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders, while simultaneously strengthening the abdominal area. The sequence as a whole offers many of the benefits of inversions. In this workshop, we will have fun deconstructing the key poses within Sun Salutations, and exploring variations and modifications. Putting it all together with breath and movement, we will practice key poses to build a strong foundation of understanding so that shoulders and lower back are safe and happy.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty is a prominent figure in the evolution of modern yoga. She was one of the first women to study Ashtanga Yoga intensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and also one of the original founders of YogaWorks, where she directed and shaped the YogaWorks Teacher Training program for more than 16 years and trained many of today's leading yoga teachers. Maty's practice--and consequently, her teaching--is steeped in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand A

8:00am

Yoga for A Great Attitude: Inversions and Heart Opening
Limited Capacity seats available

Need an attitude adjustment? It goes without saying that yoga itself, no matter what kind you do, helps with your attitude - but there are definitely some poses that are inherently more mood enhancing than others. Give yourself a healthy dose of heart opening, shoulder yumminess, inversions, side bends, counter poses and a relaxing restorative savasana and leave with tools to shift your state when you need it most. Mostly asana.

This class will be assisted by experienced yoga teachers who have trained intimately with Amy, so expect ample hands on adjustments (if you’d like them)!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, earth conservation, and with her writings for Yoga Journal, Rodale Organic Life Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Mind Body Green, prAna Stories, and Elephant Journal. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Marina Room

9:00am

Healing through Yoga: The Cranial-Sacral Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

Healing in yoga inevitably involves a harmonic alignment between the sacrum and the cranium. In this immersion, students will experience the key connection between the sacral chakra and the cranial chakra. We will see how vinyasa yoga and many yoga poses, serve to balance the motion between the sacrum and occiput. Students will gain a clear understanding of the anatomical structures involved in the sacrum-skull rhythm and come to understand how far ranging its effects are on yoga practice. We explore the cranial-sacral pump in poses such as downward dog, wheel and savasana. Students practice was to cradle the sacrum and occiput in poses like savasana and seated meditation. Asana and discussion.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tias Little

Tias Little

Tias Little's unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. He began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Seacliff C

9:00am

Strong + Stable + Safe Shoulders
Limited Capacity seats available

The highly mobile and beautifully intricate nature of the shoulder girdle makes it one of the most vulnerable parts of your body—especially for flow or vinyasa yogis. The nuances of the shoulder girdle also make giving accurate, scientifically rationale cues very challenging for teachers to provide. Unfortunately, this combination of challenges leads to an excessive number of injuries and long-term wear and tear. Until now. This intensive will demystify the anatomy of your shoulders, give you a comprehensive rationale for using your shoulders in every category of yoga posture, and educate you about the common sources of shoulder injuries in yoga. This intensive will also dispel some of the common misunderstandings about how the shoulders function in yoga postures. Lastly, you’ll learn a comprehensive practice for keeping your shoulders strong, stable and balanced—setting you up for a lifetime of more efficient, safe yoga. Mostly asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of Power Yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Named "one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga" by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. He has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Bayview A

9:00am

Relaxation in Flow: Soma Prana Vinyasa and the Practical Art of Being Peace in a Stressful World
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax and unwind as we explore a meditative regenerative sequence with the evolutionary Prana Vinyasa Lunar Namaskars and sequence for deep relaxation, natural flexibility as a flowing approach to transforming stress and tensions and being peace. Soma is connected to the inner water, ojas (essence, vitality and amrita) as the sublime nectar of healing. This movement meditation includes lunar namaskars, slow flow asanas sequence, ayurvedic self-massage, mudra, mantra and a guided healing savasana.
• Learn “Lunar Namaskars” to integrate into your daily life or teaching
• Practically apply the science of meditation and flow to transform stress
• Learn to engage the five “inner arts” for balance and peace

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   

Speakers
avatar for Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is a yogini fire keeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and leading innovator in the evolution of Prana Flow Yoga--a transformational vinyasa flow integrating the Tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Garden Room
  • Filter By Theme Flow

10:05am

Lunge into the Weekend with Cassandra Yasko
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join Cassandra Yasko in a morning flow! We’ll focus primarily on a series of lunge variations to stretch our hips, quads and psoas muscles. In conjunction with releasing tension in the lower body, we’ll discover freedom in our shoulders, neck and pectoral region. One participant of the class will win a special Immune Support package from Cloud Nine Supplements.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Yasko

Cassandra Yasko

Cassandra Yasko found her love for dance at a young age in rural Maine, quickly taking her studies into the cities of Boston and New York. Her passion for dance expanded while spending summers at Boston Conservatory, Alvin Ailey, ABT, and attending the Joffrey Ballet School Trainee program. While earning her Associates in dance performance from Dean College, Cassandra’s enthusiasm for Modern and Contemporary dance flourished. Concluding her... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:05am - 11:00am
Sangha Space

10:30am

Breath Rx: An Invigorating and Healing Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

The breath is intimately connected to our ability to create a more therapeutic practice and can be tapped into in any practice.  In this class we will look at the anatomy of the breath and how to apply that to a practice that creates a more nourishing effect on the body. This class will begin with a brief overview of the anatomy of the breath then slowly transition through a breath centric practice designed to help you tap into the breath in a way that you can utilize anytime you like, on or off your mat. The flow portion of this class will incorporate different pranayama practices into a deeply therapeutic flow to help create a calm sense of invigoration in the body. Most important you will gain an understanding & experience of the breath that you can tap back into on your own anytime you remember.  Open to all levels with some vinyasa experience.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder & visionary behind Yoga Medicine, a community of expert yoga teachers focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. Tiffany’s classes have evolved over the past 20 years of teaching yoga to reflect her creativity and passion for using yoga as a form of medicine for the mind, body & spirit. With her medical background in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, her classes... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Seacliff A

10:30am

Hip-Opening: slow and deep
Limited Capacity seats available

Hip-Opening: slow and deep

all levels

Something extraordinary happens when we do hip openers!  Whether we are stiff or open, the practice of hip openers produces deep feelings of release and relief. In this class, we will work progressively through a sequence designed to dissolve tension in the hips, while building a solid understanding of how to open the hips safely so that our knees consistently benefit. We will identify specific actions in standing, supine, and seated poses that will bring relief and ease to our pelvis and hip area. Be prepared to go deep, but don’t worry! We will also explore several variations and modifications that will ensure your continued progress.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty is a prominent figure in the evolution of modern yoga. She was one of the first women to study Ashtanga Yoga intensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and also one of the original founders of YogaWorks, where she directed and shaped the YogaWorks Teacher Training program for more than 16 years and trained many of today's leading yoga teachers. Maty's practice--and consequently, her teaching--is steeped in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand A

10:30am

Sthira and Sukha: The Art of Core Integration
Limited Capacity seats available

In this dynamic and inspirational workshop, Eoin shares key insights culled from years of exploring yoga, modern bio-mechanical principles, and powerful Blissology alignment methodology to allow you to feel a sense of spaciousness and ease in yoga asana that comes from an integrated body.  Be ready to re-discover a sense of lightness in both basic poses and to get upside down with confidence, joy and presence.  We will explore the power of the arches, the distribution of forces in the body, and what core-integration really means. Expect both detail work and a vinyasa yoga practice that will allow you to practice yoga asanas with more intelligence and skill.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   

Speakers
avatar for Eoin Finn

Eoin Finn

Life changing, mystical, shamanistic, radical and laugh-out-loud funny are only a few of the adjectives tossed around to describe Eoin Finn, by his loyal following of students from across the globe.  The Canadian native is a globally renowned yogi, surfer and Blissologist who has been carving his original tracks through the metaphysical worlds of yoga, philosophy and movement since 1989. Lauded by Yoga Journal magazine as “the... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bayview B

10:30am

Zest for Life: A New Year Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

The fresh start of the New Year gives you the opportunity to reconnect to your heart’s desires and get your zeal and enthusiasm back! Join others ready to connect to their purpose and passion. This flow practice, set to live music, will focus on a few powerful “peak poses” that will be broken up into smaller parts to achieve, much like our goals! Walk away with the confidence and commitment to live your life with inner peace and happiness. Asana practice with music.

This class will be assisted by experienced yoga teachers who have trained intimately with Amy, so expect ample hands on adjustments (if you’d like them)!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, earth conservation, and with her writings for Yoga Journal, Rodale Organic Life Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Mind Body Green, prAna Stories, and Elephant Journal. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga... Read More →
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. Recently he has been performing and DJing at many national yoga festivals and conscious gatherings.


Saturday January 14, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Marina Room

11:15am

CorePower Yoga – Mindful Movement with Jen DeKok
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the foundation of CorePower Yoga, this class will strengthen, and balance your body and mind with challenging postures and connected breath. Discover how to be mindful through a physically challenging practice that will leave you feeling an inner zen.

Speakers
avatar for Jen DeKok

Jen DeKok

Prior to discovering yoga, Jen worked as a Civil Litigation Paralegal for 7 years and although she enjoyed her work, she realized it was not the path for her. After sustaining a neck injury in a car accident, Jen found that yoga was the only thing she could do to feel better. Jen completed CorePower Yoga’s Power Teacher Training in 2008 and the Hot/HPF Teacher Training in 2009. Jen started her career with CorePower Yoga in Minnesota and has... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sangha Space

12:30pm

Movement, Mantra & Malas with Silver & Sage
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage in an expressive flow yoga class to discover clarity and creativity from within. You will harness that energy to set intentions for yourself or a loved one. After your asana practice, learn how japa malas made from natural gemstones can be used to focus your attention both on and off of the mat.

Speakers


Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sangha Space

12:30pm

Body Maps: The Road to Healthy Aging, Pain Modulation, and Emotional Balance
Limited Capacity seats available

Our brain contains its own body map--a mental representation of our body and its functions. Far from being a neural entity, our body map is vital to the way in which we age, as well as to our pain modulation and emotional regulation. First, we'll explore the science behind body maps as it touches on these key areas of wellness. We'll then experience a body map-enriching, vinyasa-inspired, movement-infused yoga practice; a connective-tissue hydrating minipractice; and a brief, therapeutic, and restorative Savasana. Asana with discussion.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes Is a global yogi, innovator, information gatherer, and paradigm bender who integrates the fields of yoga, mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology, and movement studies. Bo's background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She utilizes her unique work in embodiment and mindfulness with professional athletes, conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, writes... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Bayview B

12:30pm

Flying, Floating, and Flowing Freely A Fun-filled exploration of Vinyasa
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga (Flow). Vinyasa-based Yoga has become increasingly popular in recent years. The origins of vinyasa may be traced back to the Ashtanga system. David has been practicing and teaching this method for over 40 years. Through his insights, explorations and observations he has developed a very unique, and user-friendly way of presenting the dynamics of vinyasa. Through partner work, sharing and practice, participants will gain greater ability to flow freely and enjoy the powerful tapestry of movement and breath that form the foundation and freedom of vinyasa flow. All levels of practitioner are sure to find this fun and educational class to be rewarding and incredibly useful to refining their personal practice. Come and Experience the Joy of Flight!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

 


Speakers
avatar for David Swenson

David Swenson

David Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, learning the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga and has produced numerous videos and DVDs, and the book Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual.



Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Seacliff D
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12:30pm

Injury Prevention and Recovery
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting injured is an inevitable part of life and if we're wise, we can learn some of the most valuable lessons from our injuries. As a yoga practitioner our aim is to injure ourselves and others as little as possible in everything we do including asana. To do this we must learn and teach the difference between beneficial discomfort and injurious pain. The injurious pain signal is one that requires an immediate change in approach and is a call to attention that something is about to go very wrong, but even when we're incredibly diligent sometimes we still make errors in judgment and get injured. When an injury occurs the road back to health can be a scary and frustrating one but it doesn't have to be. In this workshop, we'll explore how to prevent injuries from happening by understanding the range of motion joints have and how to ask our students not to move past the limits of their physical structure. We'll then further this and look at how to approach healing once an injury has occurred both physically and most importantly how to handle the mind's thoughts about injury and the recovery process.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

The practice of yoga has taught Alexandria Crow how to approach life with open eyes and a fearless attitude, a discovery she hopes to pass onto her students as she guides them step by step through the yoga practice. By teaching alignment and how to pay attention to what is going on in the body and mind in each moment, Alex shows her students how to bring greater awareness to everything they do both on and off the mat. 


Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Marina Room

12:30pm

Power and Humility – Balancing Your Practice for Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

The sacrum and the pelvis are designed to be sources of power. Asana often cultivates only the masculine aspect of this power. Learn how the asana practice of Purna Yoga balances power with humility, the masculine with the feminine. Aadil will share how this culitvates the inner peace that allows your mind to be calm and your nervous system to be relaxed.
You will learn:
• How to balance the masculine and feminine in standing poses, Adho Mukha Shvānāsana and backbends.
Please bring a mat, belt, block and one blanket. Discussion and asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Aadil Palkhivala

Aadil Palkhivala

For nearly thirty years, Aadil Palkhivala has had the reputation of a "teacher of teachers." Aadil began the study of yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of seven and was introduced to the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo at the age of ten. When Aadil was 20, he embarked on his first teaching tour of Europe and North America. Two years later, Iyengar awarded him the Advanced Yoga Teacher's Certificate. Aadil and Savitri are the founders and... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Seacliff B

12:30pm

Self Knowledge and Psychic Sleep
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga Nidra is an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate by moving away from body consciousness so as to experience a serene encounter with reality and cultivate inner peace. Regular practice will allow you to tap into the boundless joy that is already within. This session also provides a unique opportunity to learn about the path of yoga and some of its key aspects directly from living yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. In combination with Yoga Nidra, this makes for a particularly potent mix. No special clothes, mats or other props are needed to practice.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Dharma Mittra

Dharma Mittra

Legendary yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught hundreds of thousands the world over in the years since. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of the Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses, and the creator of two... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Seacliff A

1:45pm

Baptiste Inspired Power Flow with Christian Allaire
Limited Capacity seats available

Hatha based power vinyasa flow with an entry point of the physical with the intention to inspire a great reach into human potential. The Baptiste Methodology is centered on a principle of leaders causing leaders who cause leaders. As I always point out to my students, yoga is a personal development system on steroids.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Allaire

Christian Allaire

Veteran turned yogi. Christian allaire was born in michigan and raised in the suburbs of philadelphia. He retired from the u.S. Coast guard in 2008 serving 20 years on active duty achieving the rank of senior chief. After taking a 3 plus year sailing sabbatical aboard his 32 foot sailboat christa, solo sailing 7000 miles from newport, rhode island to the caribbean, touching nearly every island in the eastern caribbean, he enrolled and graduated... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sangha Space

2:00pm

Cultivating Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it mean to embody and actively cultivate peace? How do we as individuals, commit to a conscious path of creating peace in our lives, communities, nations and world if we disown the aggressive, helpless, devastated, fragmented, traumatized or shut down parts of us that need to be seen or known? When a big or small trauma or loss occurs in our life, that event is stored in our cells and soma (body) as well as in our mind (psyche). This disruption or fragmentation plays out in our life in ways sometimes unconscious to us, causing us to sometimes repeat deregulating patterns that continue to hurt us, or others around us. In order to understand peace, we must face and understand these self-sabotaging patterns that we become familiar with that keep us hyper-aroused, in a trance, addicted to stress and in a defensive reactive mode. Through yoga and embodied practices, we can teach the body to heal itself through re-connecting these fragmented energetic and neural pathways. In this intensive, Seane will take you through an introspective and provocative yoga practice that will help you:
  • Discharge tension in your body and open up your energy centers.
  • Activate the internal self-healing messages that help bridge the soma and psyche. 
  • Explore peace through an experiential practice 
  • Participate in creative discussions to active conscious participation in the re- creating of “peace” and what that looks like in your personal expression of truth.
  • Learn how committing to this in your daily practice contributes to becoming a change agent in your family, your relationships and ultimately the world.

 Part asana, part discussion. All levels welcome.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Seane Corn

Seane Corn

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in commercials, magazines, NPR, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand A

2:00pm

SI Joint Dysfunction: a teacher’s intensive
Limited Capacity seats available

SI joint issues have taken a spotlight in the yoga community and for a good reason. This vulnerable joint must maintain a delicate balance of supporting our body weight and still being flexible enough to articulate through all of the movements of our day with ease. As a crucial hinging point in the body, this joint is often the culprit of low back pain & hip pain and is finally becoming more recognized in the medical community as well as the yoga community. A yoga practice can be an essential adjunct to support & heal this joint but requires a more precise & purposeful practice crafted to the individual. This half day intensive will explore the anatomy of the SI joint and its surrounding musculature, its function, the problems that arise here, how to work with it in a one-on-one yoga setting and potential obstacles to healing this area. This will be mostly lecture with a short therapeutic asana exploration for this area at the end. For teachers and anyone interested in learning more about this joint and the application of a more therapeutic practice.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder & visionary behind Yoga Medicine, a community of expert yoga teachers focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. Tiffany’s classes have evolved over the past 20 years of teaching yoga to reflect her creativity and passion for using yoga as a form of medicine for the mind, body & spirit. With her medical background in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, her classes... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Bayview A

3:00pm

Love Saves The Day with Jasmine Tarkeshi
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jasmine Tarkeshi co- founder of the dance, devotion and discipline of Lotus Flow TM Vinyasa Yoga. This celebratory practice will be dedicated to exploring how we can use our practice and lives to be of service to others. During this time of great political change, uncertainty and fear, we will explore and dance into action Yoga’s timeless teachings of being of benefit to the world. Through, Movement, Music, Mantra, Mudra and Meditation we will liberate the power of Love within us that connects us to the whole, to live in service of the whole!

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Tarkeshi

Jasmine Tarkeshi

Jasmine Tarkeshi is the Co-Founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers in NYC and SF and co-creator of Lotus Flow TM Vinyasa Yoga and Teacher Training. Jasmine has been a devoted student of the ancient transformative practices of Yoga for over 23 years and is a master teacher, teaching for over 18 years. She has shared her joy, wisdom and passion for yoga to students around the world as well as teaching teacher trainings for 15 years. Born into a... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangha Space

3:00pm

Breath, Bandhas, and Pranayama: An Exploration of the Mystical Realms of Internal Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

Yoga & Pranayama. Breath is our most elemental form of life and unites all of humanity yet we think little about it. The ancient yogis dedicated great thought to it and in so doing developed intricate methods of harnessing breath to gain control of the mind and to see the world with greater clarity. This class will delve into the unseen realms of mystical yogic breathing and the magical internal energy valves known as bandhas. There is much confusion surrounding these powerful tools and the part they play in the regulation and control of pranic flow. David will share information he gained directly from K. Pattabhi Jois as well as a series of practical exercises he has developed himself. Through partner work, discussion and specialized techniques participants will gain new insights and useful tools for personal practice and daily life. David will end the class by leading a session of classical pranayama and breath control. The prana is awaiting your arrival!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
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David Swenson

David Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, learning the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga and has produced numerous videos and DVDs, and the book Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual.



Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Seacliff A

3:00pm

Leverage and Power: The Anatomy of Arm-Balances and Inversions
Limited Capacity seats available

Many students struggle with arm-balances and inversions because they don’t understand their anatomy and haven’t been adequately prepared in their sequence. This practice will break down the anatomy of key arm-balances and teach you a creative, impactful sequence to access these postures. In this workshop, you will refine your understanding of the classical, essential arm-balances and inversions—and set the stage for creative variations. You’ll Learn what preparations make arm-balances and inversions accessible. And, you’ll receive fully-illustrated home practice sequences for Handstand, Forearm Balance, Bakasana, Side-Bakasana, and Firefly. Mostly asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
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Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of Power Yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Named "one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga" by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. He has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bayview B

3:00pm

Principles of Twists – The Ultimate Twist Sequence
Limited Capacity filling up

Twists churn, cleanse and remove tension from your spine and abdominal organs. Learn how to do twists with alignment and subtle inner energetic work to protect your spine, release your spinal muscles, and discover the positive physiological and psychological effects of releasing stress.
You will learn:
• The ultimate sequence moving from simple twists to deep twists.
• How to do twists safely so that the weakest part of your spine does not take the load.
• How twists actually provide freedom in the nervous system and prepare you for life changes.
Please bring a mat, belt, block and one blanket. Mostly asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Aadil Palkhivala

Aadil Palkhivala

For nearly thirty years, Aadil Palkhivala has had the reputation of a "teacher of teachers." Aadil began the study of yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of seven and was introduced to the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo at the age of ten. When Aadil was 20, he embarked on his first teaching tour of Europe and North America. Two years later, Iyengar awarded him the Advanced Yoga Teacher's Certificate. Aadil and Savitri are the founders and... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Seacliff B

3:00pm

Shanti Sweat for Backbends
Limited Capacity seats available

Let’s do a strong flow that is appropriate for everyone and yet is a perfect sequence for preparing for deep backbends. The sequence will target the major areas that tend to restrict backbends, as it moves seamlessly to create evenness and ease. This class will be a good tool for cracking through some of our fears of vulnerability and isolation. Be there.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee, who has been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for 25, got his foundation from Iyengar Yoga. He continues his studies together with his wife, Colleen Saidman Yee. Thirty DVDs and two books later, he has turned his yoga passion toward health care by cochairing the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation, founded by Donna Karan.
avatar for Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee has been teaching yoga for 16 years and is featured in 13 yoga DVDs. She owns and directs Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, NY, and continues her studies with her husband, Rodney Yee. Her passion for working in health care started in junior high at a geriatric center and continues today as cochair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation.


Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Seacliff C
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3:00pm

Exclusive Art Of Teaching mentoring session

Exclusive mentoring session included in the Art Of Teaching training. 

Saturday January 14, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Marina Room

4:15pm

Awake & Alive: A Flow for Vibrancy with Anne Marie Kramer
Limited Capacity seats available

Though active movement — flowing, twisting and jumping — we'll get out of our heads and into our bodies. So many of us share the feeling of being run down, tired or in a rut. We'll use the yoga to turn all this around and create more energy in our lives, so we feel vibrant, awake and alive. And of course, part of feeling vibrant is finding balance. We'll combine vinyasa with some time for yin and meditation to create an experience that leaves you feeling grounded yet ready to take on your day!

Speakers
avatar for Anne Marie Kramer

Anne Marie Kramer

Committed to empowering others, Anne Marie inspires growth and change with her vibrant, intuitive teaching. Grounded in tradition and believing in transformation, she offers an authentic, playfully edgy approach to the practice of yoga. With a degree in Exercise Physiology and 18 years of promoting healthy lifestyles as a trainer and teacher, Anne Marie Kramer brings an exciting dynamic to the yoga community. Always passionate, she shows up to... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Sangha Space

5:30pm

Happy Hour in the Yoga Market!
Limited Capacity seats available

Get Happy! Join us for a complimentary Happy Hour in the Sangha Space. Meet and mingle with your fellow yogis while enjoying  lite snacks and a glass of Natura Wine. Browse the latest in indi and artisanal products for healthy balanced living. 


Saturday January 14, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sangha Space

5:30pm

Explorations in Stillness: The Mindful Nondual Practices of Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Richard Miller as he shares a rarely taught form of yoga drawn from the teachings of Nondual Kashmir Yoga. This class entails an in-depth practice of gentle BodySensing hatha yoga asana, easeful BreathSensing pranayama, and guided meditation. This approach and practices are designed to reveal your essential nature that is undeniable, ever-present, spacious, perfect, complete and always whole, yet which so often goes unnoticed because of its simplicity. Here, fear, anxiety and suffering dissolve, and you discover unchanging, unshakable peace that is always present, no matter your circumstance, throughout all changing states of mind, body and emotions. Discussion and medtiation.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Richard Miller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has devoted his life and work to integrating the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of nondual yoga and modern Western psychology. Richard is the founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, cofounder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a founding member and past president of the Institute for... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bayview B

5:30pm

The Skill of Chill
Limited Capacity seats available


This class involves a short Lecture, a rocking Vinyasa Yoga Practice, and incredible tools to bring calm, clarity and light into our lives.  We have practical applications based on the ancient knowledge of the Chakra system that will forever change our ability to self regulate our stresses and our fears.  Open up our deepest consciousness in this paradigm shifting workshop. Not only will you get fit, strong and loose but learn tools that will contribute to the most fulfilling life possible. 

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Eoin Finn

Eoin Finn

Life changing, mystical, shamanistic, radical and laugh-out-loud funny are only a few of the adjectives tossed around to describe Eoin Finn, by his loyal following of students from across the globe.  The Canadian native is a globally renowned yogi, surfer and Blissologist who has been carving his original tracks through the metaphysical worlds of yoga, philosophy and movement since 1989. Lauded by Yoga Journal magazine as “the... Read More →
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. Recently he has been performing and DJing at many national yoga festivals and conscious gatherings.


Saturday January 14, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Seacliff C

5:30pm

Vinyasa From The Inside Out
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will explore using our inner vision and desire to create a life of peace and purpose on and off the mat.  Vigorous Vinyasa sequences with a focus on deep hip opening work and will ‘soften our edges’ before we dive into guided visualization and intention setting.  Strength and balance in the body and the mind will come from the ‘inside out’. A funky and fun soundtrack of music that inspires love and fearlessness will energize and inspire the practice. This is the perfect class to begin the New Year right!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Lesley Desaulniers

Lesley Desaulniers

Lesley Desaulniers is known for her energizing, soulful and inspiring classes. Her gift for storytelling and passionate connection to music and art make each class a dynamic journey of sound, spirit and soul.  She has been studying yoga and meditation since 1996, taking her practice to New York, Russia, India and back. In her early twenties, Lesley was a resident at Ananda Ashram in upstate New York, where she intensively studied... Read More →



Saturday January 14, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Seacliff A

8:00pm

Sound Off™ Yoga & Silent Disco
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Saturday night yoga & silent disco event with Julie Aiello and live DJ Kaeli Renae. Julie and Kaeli work together to create unique classes that include meditation, all levels of yoga, and sweet beats — chill / love-filled / ambient / fun — that draw you in through Sound Off™ wireless headphones. The wireless LED headsets give you full range of movement, while allowing you to hear the music and instructor at the volume that’s best for you. Join us for an immersive experience of connectedness, then cap it off with a silent disco dance party with your new yogi friends.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Aiello

Julie Aiello

Julianne teaches yoga to reconnect to balance, to wholeness, to bring students back to all the love, light, and peace that lives within. Her teaching style is playful, loving, and grounding. You can find her teaching yoga on the beach in SF, in beautiful indoor spaces around the city, and with students on wellness retreats in Sonoma + Hawaii. You can find her online at www.outdooryogasf.com + www.julianne.yoga
avatar for DJ Kaeli

DJ Kaeli

Kaeli Renae is a San Francisco-based yoga instructor, vocalist and DJ. Her sound is a fusion of soul, hip-hop, house and world music. Most recently she’s played at conscious events including an all-female artist festival in Mallorca, Spain, a monthly all-women’s event in SF called Body & Soul Ritual, and yoga classes around the Bay Area. 



Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Grand A
 
Sunday, January 15
 

7:30am

Breathing Peace – Morning Movement Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience forms of meditation - from breath awareness to mudra and mantra that are healing and beneficial to all. We will open to the power of meditation to connect, awaken and inspire us to breathe and live with a deeper level of awareness and to embody peace as a practical offering to the world.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is a yogini fire keeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and leading innovator in the evolution of Prana Flow Yoga--a transformational vinyasa flow integrating the Tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Grand A

9:00am

Detox and Renew
Limited Capacity seats available

Every January, for the New Year, there is an opportunity to let go of the old and bring in the new. This class is about both physically detoxing the body, as well as the mind and heart, letting go of old patterns and beliefs, and creating space for new creativity to enter in, while setting intentions and clearing a new pathway towards heart-filled purpose. The yoga sequences in this workshop will utilize three internal components for cleansing-abdominal compression, decompression and twists, and will include Sun Salutations A and B, detox standing sequences, inverted poses, breathing exercises and a restorative cool down. This intensive is designed to help us identity, reconcile and heal restrictive emotional patterns and physical imbalances in our mind/body. It is for all levels, but will be challenging, provocative and create heat. Some discussion/mostly asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Seane Corn

Seane Corn

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in commercials, magazines, NPR, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Garden Room
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9:00am

Fluid and Free: The Sacrum and Hips
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is an immersion to bring fluidity in the hip joints. Given that the ligaments that hold the hip into place are the strongest in the body, bringing ease of motion into this primary load bearing joint is challenging. We will review the strong musculature and ligaments that hold the hip into place and address sciatic pain. We will focus on external hip rotation, but also take the hip into internal rotation, flexion and extension.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tias Little

Tias Little

Tias Little's unique and skillful approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding and awareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. His approach to the practice is inter-disciplinary, passionate, intelligent, innovative and full of insight. Tias synthesizes years of study in classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. He began studying the work of B.K.S Iyengar in 1984 and lived in... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Bayview B

9:00am

My Best Playlist with DJ Taz Rashid
Limited Capacity seats available

Join DJ Taz Rashid for a workshop on how to build a yoga music playlist. Learn how to breakdown your classes in a simple way, and easily build your favorite music into any practice whether it's a high intensity vinyasa, or a mellow yin, or restorative class. DJ Taz will show you how to hone basic listening and intuitive skills to mix beats and make smooth transitions in your classes. You will walk away feeling more confident about your music selections, how to expand and use your music library efficiently and make your best playlists yet. Highly recommended for teachers but anyone can attend.

Speakers
avatar for DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. Recently he has been performing and DJing at many national yoga festivals and conscious gatherings.


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Marina Room

9:00am

Pranayama: Strategies for Creating Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we'll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we'll explore how to use breath-centric asana and pranayama as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow began his study of yoga in India with T. K. V. Desikachar in 1974 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France. Gary is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute's Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Training Programs. He is the author of the books Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation and has released several educational DVDs. Recently, he was named by... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Seacliff A

9:00am

Surya Vinyasa– Morning Movement Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience vinyasa as movement meditation to embody solar power – from Surya Namaskar, evolutionary Prana Flows, mudra and mantra. This awakening practice is energizing, healing and beneficial to all to connect, awaken and inspire us to breathe and live with a deeper level of awareness of solar power.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is a yogini fire keeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and leading innovator in the evolution of Prana Flow Yoga--a transformational vinyasa flow integrating the Tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Grand A
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9:00am

Yoga for Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when women get together? Something immeasurably powerful and transformative can come from the support of other women. We set down our barriers and dwell in our commonalities, compassion, and understanding. Even though this is only a half of day, the goal is to leave you feeling like you have just been on a weeklong women’s retreat. In her 20 years of teaching women’s retreats, Saidman Yee has come to understand that a lot of times we are struggling with similar issues and thinking that we are alone. Emotional needs of a woman are different from those of a man. We will target common areas where tension, trauma, and secrets can be buried with the intension of unleashing joy. We will use asana, pranayama, meditation, journaling and dialogue to dig into areas that keep us stuck. Why and where are we stuck? What are we afraid of? Are we living our potential? Are we using our voices to speak our truth? Do we understand our importance and validity? We will experiment with practices that address issues such as forgiveness and confidence. We will explore different tools that unlock bindings in the body, breath, and brain that keep you from realizing that you are enough.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee has been teaching yoga for 16 years and is featured in 13 yoga DVDs. She owns and directs Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, NY, and continues her studies with her husband, Rodney Yee. Her passion for working in health care started in junior high at a geriatric center and continues today as cochair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation.


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Bayview A

9:00am

Understanding Your Energy Flow in Asana & Life
Limited Capacity seats available

We practice and practice and we feel good. Yet so often, our lives do not make huge shifts for the better. Is the practice designed to solve all life problems? Are we missing something in our practice? Is there more that we must do? Answer these powerful questions with Aadil as you spend a day learning where your practice has holes and leaks and how yoga is designed for true joy and freedom.
You will learn:
• How to balance your asana practice with active and restorative poses.
• How intention and mental focus are the secret behind the practice.
• Small and powerful lifestyle changes that will bring the joy of yoga into your life.
• What zaps your energy and what gives you energy.
Please bring a mat, belt, block and one blanket. Discussion and asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Aadil Palkhivala

Aadil Palkhivala

For nearly thirty years, Aadil Palkhivala has had the reputation of a "teacher of teachers." Aadil began the study of yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar at the age of seven and was introduced to the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo at the age of ten. When Aadil was 20, he embarked on his first teaching tour of Europe and North America. Two years later, Iyengar awarded him the Advanced Yoga Teacher's Certificate. Aadil and Savitri are the founders and... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff C

9:00am

Yoga for Humans: How to Teach Students with Tight Bodies and Injuries 
Limited Capacity seats available

Safety and individualized attention are becoming less and less emphasized in many yoga classes, while all-levels, athletic classes are becoming the industry norm. Learn to make yoga accessible to all those who wish to benefit from this extraordinary practice!
This day-long training will give you the tools to stand out as a teacher who can effectively address student’s physical issues and provide compassionate solutions for those with injuries. Under Amy’s watchful eye, learn to teach group classes as well as private sessions with more empathy, expert skill, and confidence. Discussion and asana.

This class will be assisted by experienced yoga teachers who have trained intimately with Amy, so expect ample hands on adjustments (if you’d like them)!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, earth conservation, and with her writings for Yoga Journal, Rodale Organic Life Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Mind Body Green, prAna Stories, and Elephant Journal. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff B

10:05am

Light it Up with Meredith Cameron
Limited Capacity seats available

A practice of familiar yoga poses, this will help us kick old habits and rewire our lives, by finding stability, capacity and vision, which lights up newer ways of thinking. Light yourself up and take this stable practice back into the flow.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Cameron

Meredith Cameron

Learning to transmute previously held self-limiting beliefs, Meredith Cameron supports an inspired space for students to dig deeper, cultivate connection, and source consistent inspiration. An advocate for living a feel-good life, Meredith is influenced by: her teachers, Abbie Galvin and Shannon Paige, global travels, and her daily interactions with others. All of this infuses freedom into her teachings and allows students to feel their own sense... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 10:05am - 11:05am
Sangha Space

11:15am

In-Depth Focus on Hips with Deb Burkman
Limited Capacity seats available

Free your body by freeing your hips. We'll move through a series of gentle hip openers on our back and work our way to standing for some sun salutations and some standing postures. We will move our hips in all directions. Come learn how targeted hip openers can free your back from compression and greatly help with your range of motion, strength, and stability.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Burkman

Deb Burkman

Deborah Burkman has been teaching vinyasa yoga since 2000. Her largest influence comes from the teachings of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Deborah presently teaches at Twitter HQ and runs their yoga and meditation program. She teaches retreats and workshops around the world and has been featured in Yoga Journal, 7x7 Magazine, SF Weekly and San Francisco Magazine.


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sangha Space

11:30am

Anahata Flow: The Mystery of the Heart Chakra
Limited Capacity seats available

This class addresses the source of where we love- through our bodies and our expressions of service in the world. Through a gentle vinyasa flow sequence focusing on backbends, forward folds and hip openers, we will address the issues of the 4th chakra and how they play into our realm of loving. Seane will create an experience that will allow you to reflect inwardly on any resistance that may be holding you back from living with an open heart, allowing you to instead be in the mystery of life- in all of its expressions, so we can stand powerfully in this journey, with gratitude, reconciliation, understanding and peace of mind. Join Seane and participate in the opportunity to shift your resistance into surrender, your judgment into compassion, and most certainly your fear into faith. Practice and discussion. All levels.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Seane Corn

Seane Corn

Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching. Featured in commercials, magazines, NPR, and Oprah.com, Seane now utilizes her national platform to bring awareness to global humanitarian issues. Since 2007, she has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Garden Room
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11:30am

Chanting 101                                                                           
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the devotional practice of chanting in its most accessible form. We'll look at the practice of chanting not as something that we perform but as a practice of awakening our hearts and remembering our deepest nature, which at the core is radiant light. We'll unpack the seemingly complex sounds and see how they can become powerful tools to know oneself and therefore all beings more intimately. Chanting practice. No asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Nat Kendall

Nat Kendall

Nat Kendall is a lifelong musician, Kirtan singer and yoga teacher from San Francisco who brings his passion for music and yoga together in perfect union with the practice of Bhakti yoga. After years touring and playing in live bands alongside artists like Michael Franti, The Wailers and even the Wu-Tang, Nat found chanting and Bhakti through his yoga practice and has taken deep study in this realm. With mantra supported by harmonium, drumming... Read More →
avatar for Janet Stone

Janet Stone

Janet Stone's studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of study. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Marina Room

11:30am

Creating Malas and Miracles with Satya
Limited Capacity seats available

In her fun, inspiring manifestation workshop Satya Scainetti, Founder of Satya Jewelry will lead you through the sacred art of mala making and how malas are used in daily practice to help manifest miracles. Creating a personal mala works to open the heart and serves as a talisman for individual empowerment and well-being. Each attendee will leave the workshop with a one-of-a-kind mala bracelet that they are encouraged to use for a 40-day meditation.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Satya Scainetti

Satya Scainetti

Satya Scainetti is the founder and designer of Satya Jewelry. A philanthropist, yoga teacher and Reiki healer, Satya lives a lifestyle dedicated to giving back to the world community. The name Satya, meaning “truth” in Sanskrit, inspires each wearer to and their individual truth. Satya has built a devoted global following as she creates beautiful, inspiring and meaningful jewelry that resonates with each customer’s own... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Seacliff D

11:30am

Shakti Prana Vinyasa - Activating Women's Vitality and Creative Power
Limited Capacity seats available

Awaken and deepen our relationship to the sacred feminine, Shakti— as the source of women's vital energy and creative power, and come to a deeper understanding of who we are as embodiments of the divine feminine in human form. Based on the insights and inner practices from yoga and tantra, we will embody the Goddess with specific mudras, meditation, asanas, mantras, and prayers to awaken the creativity, abundance and wisdom inherent in women’s bodies, hearts and lives. There will be Women’s circles, central channel meditations, Prana Namaskars, sacred movement, asana, mudra, mantra, lectures and discussion—all in the service of awakening the creativity, natural abundance and wisdom inherent in women’s bodies, hearts and lives.
• Connect with the shakti sadhana practices for women to awaken, honor and embody the sacred feminine for greater connectedness, creativity, , inner empowerment and natural beauty.
• Take home through your handouts 3 mudras, specific mantras, moon salutations, and ayurvedic daily practices for regeneration for
For Yoginis/Women only.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is a yogini fire keeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and leading innovator in the evolution of Prana Flow Yoga--a transformational vinyasa flow integrating the Tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Grand A
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11:30am

Teaching Pranayama
Limited Capacity seats available

A unique opportunity to experience some of the main breathing exercises, be exposed to the theory surrounding their usage and learn about sequencing them for regular practice and / or for use in teaching. Pranayama is the fourth limb of practice, but is not always represented in the yoga world of today as one of the main practices. Learn why it should be from living yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra and come to understand how Pranayama can bring the mind almost to silence and help us as a practice to cultivate inner peace. Lecture and pranayama practice.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
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Dharma Mittra

Legendary yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught hundreds of thousands the world over in the years since. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of the Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses, and the creator of two... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Bayview B

11:30am

The Power of Touch: Master Hands-On Assists
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands-on assists can be a potent tool for teachers to communicate alignments and refinements in their students’ asana practice. One of the quickest ways for students to understand and embody the mechanics, depth, and beauty of an asana is through touch, which will also enriches their experience of your teachings. We will dive into the more common asanas assists with partners. We will focus on how to observe form, breath, alignment, energetics of asana, and ultimately how to assist. As the assister, we will explore the imperative of preserving our bodies through leveraging bandhas, breath, and our connection to the earth while providing the practitioner with safe assists that support and deepen their experience and understanding of asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari

Giselle Mari is a teacher with spunk, spirit, and depth. Her light-hearted but comprehensive teaching style weaves yogic philosophy, Sanskrit, anatomy, skillful hands-on assists, funky eclectic music, and tons of fun. Her offerings are not only designed to make you move, sweat, reflect and elevate but to ignite and restore connection to your essence, inspire spiritual activation and connect to the power of our humanity.  A global yoga... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Seacliff A

12:30pm

Commitment to Compassion, Vinyasa Flow with Erin Gilmore
Limited Capacity seats available

Stimulate the mental, emotional, and physical bodies in a flow that's energizing and entertaining. This class will challenge you to not only move in different ways but to also think differently about how you move and what that means in your body. The pace of the flow is always matched to your breath, with beat driven sequencing.

Speakers
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Erin Gilmore

With a fresh weekly playlist and a profound message of self-acceptance, Erin Gilmore teaches students to focus on their unique journey through reflective practice and hard work. Her fast-paced, deeply-rhythmic flow and strength-based training takes yogis on an intentional, invigorating, focused journey away from their ego to a place of peace and self-love. Yoga was the driving force behind reclaiming her own sense of self-love and freeing her... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sangha Space

1:45pm

It’s Yoga, Family + Meditation with Michelle Wing
Limited Capacity seats available

Strengthen healthy, bonded families through flowing movement, mindfulness exercises and playful stretching for parents and kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Speakers
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Michelle Wing

As Founder and Executive Director, Michelle is responsible for the vision and operations of It’s Yoga, Kids. She has dedicated herself to the nurturing development, health and well-being of children of all ages and abilities through yoga and infant massage. A classically trained ballet dancer from the age of 7, she trained and taught movement to children for 8 years and danced professionally for Walt Disney World, Florida, and Royal Caribbean... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sangha Space

2:00pm

Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

Inner Peace ( Discussion ) Life, Love, and Living With Purpose: Seeking A Path, Building Dreams and Finding Peace. David will share stories, anecdotes and insights gained over his more than 40 years of yoga practice and pursuits of spiritual life, love, health and adventure. David is a witty, humorous and inspiring storyteller. His life is filled with colorful, sometimes wild, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious and always entertaining pursuits of knowledge of the world around him and the wonders that reside within us all. Within his tales of travel, fasting, chanting, seeking, studying, laughing and crying there is always a thread of sincerity of purpose that anyone seeking greater meaning of life can relate to and possibly even gain tools of insights of their own from the mistakes, successes, failures, triumphs and bumps along the road of life that David shares with honesty and heart-felt sincerity.

Buckle Up It’s a Wild Ride!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
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David Swenson

David Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, learning the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga and has produced numerous videos and DVDs, and the book Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual.


Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand A

2:00pm

Yoga Alliance Town Hall and State of the Union w/ Andrew Tanner and Darren Main
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga Alliance grew to over 75K members in 2016. Basically they got HUGE. They also took some controversial positions; i.e. The policy on Yoga Therapy and Yoga Regulation. 2017 promises to be a year with new regulatory challenges to the yoga industry in California. This is your chance to speak directly to Yoga Alliance's Chief Ambassador Andrew Tanner. Ask questions and get answers about issues that are important to you. Also to find out about resources that YA has to support your teaching, business or non-profit. Local yoga hero Darren Main, Director of Yoga Tree teacher trainings will be here to moderate. 



Speakers
avatar for Andrew Tanner

Andrew Tanner

Andrew Tanner, E-RYT 500 and Yoga Alliance Chief Ambassador, has experienced every facet of the yoga multiverse. From spending 4 years in a commune-esque group "yoga home", to living as a teacher doing the private lessons "yoga hustle", to owning an operating a chain of boutique yoga studios, to managing a 6 million dollar budget for Kripalu's Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. In 2012, he co-wrote the book So You Want to Open a Yoga... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Marina Room

2:00pm

Prana in the Belly: Revitalizing our Enteric Nervous System
Limited Capacity seats available



We now know that our gut, far from being a primal mechanism, is highly intelligent, acts independently of the brain, and regulates immunity and emotional health. In this workshop, we’ll explore the vast influence of the enteric nervous system on health and well-being, including its interaction with many inner systems that promote mind-body integration. We'll re-envision our current concept of what makes a resilient core body (hint: it’s not all about strength), and experience practices that release physical and emotional tension and stagnation in the abdominal area, increase "prana in the belly," promote physical and emotional digestion, improve mind-body awareness, and enhance emotional immunity. Asana with discussion.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes Is a global yogi, innovator, information gatherer, and paradigm bender who integrates the fields of yoga, mindfulness, neuroscience, psychology, and movement studies. Bo's background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. She utilizes her unique work in embodiment and mindfulness with professional athletes, conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, writes... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Bayview B

3:00pm

Turn Stress into Bliss: Awareness and Choice with Michael Lee
Limited Capacity seats available

How can embodied mindful movement transform your stress into bliss? So often we run from our uncomfortable sensations and feelings without allowing them to teach us. Yet, if we engage them, they can take us into deeper levels of awareness. In his yoga therapy practice, Michael Lee has devised a successful protocol for incorporating movement, asana, breath, inner inquiry, and sharing how body wisdom can be tapped to support deeper awareness and better life choices.

Speakers
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Michael Lee

Michael Lee, M.A., Dip.Soc.Sci., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 , is the Founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, a leading edge yoga based modality in body-mind therapy with an IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Program. His conference keynote presentations include the International Yoga Teachers Conference in Singapore, IAYT Conference 2016, Yoga Journal Conferences, and Family Therapy Networker. Michael is the author of two books, Phoenix Rising Yoga... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangha Space

3:00pm

Exclusive Art Of Teaching Mentoring Session

Exclusive mentoring session included in the Art Of Teaching training. 

Sunday January 15, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Seacliff A

3:30pm

Flow Stronger + Sit Longer: Balancing Vinyasa Yoga and Seated Meditation
Limited Capacity filling up

This comprehensive vinyasa practice explores both ends of the movement continuum by including strong, precise vinyasa flow and seated meditation. In this workshop, you’ll experience the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision and mindfulness practices. You’ll strengthen your shoulders, arms and core; create more freedom and ease in your hips, spine and shoulders; and, learn the essential components of seated meditation in clear, accessible language. You can expect at least 90 minutes of a full, intelligently sequenced vinyasa practice and 20 minutes of seated meditation. Asana and meditation.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of Power Yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Named "one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga" by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. He has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Bayview A
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3:30pm

Hip Opening & Meditation for Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

The hips can be a major obstacle to our ability to be at peace in our bodies, however the hips can also be one of the more resistant areas of the body to work with and for many of us we spend much of our yoga practice attempting to “open the hips.” We have an idea of what we think our hips should be like and we continue to stretch this area hoping that one day it will pay off and even if it does we continue to dig deeper and deeper. But there is one critical internal system often overlooked that is essential for releasing & balancing this area that has little to do with the poses or our alignment. We’ll look at how to tap into this to work more deeply through the layers that can restrict us in order to prepare out bodies for meditation. Hip opening can potentially affect the back, neck, legs and even shoulders as its place in the center of our body intimately affects everything else but more importantly it’s a large obstacle to both meditation and our sense of peace in our body. This will be an insightful & experiential class with a brief lecture at the start followed by a slow flow and some static postures to assist this hip opening class concluding with a short meditation at the end to help you tap into this experience of inner peace. This is a gentle flow class open to all levels with some vinyasa experience.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank

Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder & visionary behind Yoga Medicine, a community of expert yoga teachers focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. Tiffany’s classes have evolved over the past 20 years of teaching yoga to reflect her creativity and passion for using yoga as a form of medicine for the mind, body & spirit. With her medical background in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, her classes... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand A

3:30pm

Meditation: Strategies for Creating Inner Peace
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we'll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we'll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow began his study of yoga in India with T. K. V. Desikachar in 1974 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France. Gary is the founder, director, and senior teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute's Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Training Programs. He is the author of the books Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation and has released several educational DVDs. Recently, he was named by... Read More →



Sunday January 15, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Marina Room

3:30pm

The Shoulder Girdle Mantra: Unlocking the power of the upper body
Limited Capacity seats available

The Shoulder Girdle Mantra: Unlocking the power of the upper body

For Teachers/ mixed levels

Strong shoulders and proper shoulder alignment are essential to a healthy Vinyasa Flow practice. Think of how often you find yourself in chaturanga, upward-facing dog, and downward-facing dog. Focusing on these key poses, we will examine common patterns of misalignment in the shoulders and use our practice together to imprint strong alignment habits that protect the shoulders from injury. Creating a solid new foundation, learn powerful mini-sequences that you can do every day in order to strengthen and open your shoulder girdle, deepen your sun salutations, and revolutionize your entire practice. Notes: Discussion and asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   


Speakers
avatar for Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty is a prominent figure in the evolution of modern yoga. She was one of the first women to study Ashtanga Yoga intensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and also one of the original founders of YogaWorks, where she directed and shaped the YogaWorks Teacher Training program for more than 16 years and trained many of today's leading yoga teachers. Maty's practice--and consequently, her teaching--is steeped in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Garden Room

4:15pm

Urban Zen with Ed Dailey
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world of constant overwork and over stimulus, it is imperative to find a sanctuary. This groundbreaking class is open to anyone who needs a little TLC! It offers premiere restorative yoga sequences plus aromatherapy, reiki, breath awareness, and meditation. No yoga experience is necessary. Please come in comfortable clothing and we’ll take care of the rest.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Dailey

Ed Dailey

Ed Dailey, RN, RYT, RNPA, a nurse for more than 20 years, has worked in several clinical settings, including psychiatry, post-surgical, integrative medicine,oncology, HIV medicine, and the operating room. He is a graduate of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Program, offered by the Urban Zen Foundation, and spent 18 months implementing yoga therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dailey is one of fewer than 500 nurses in... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Sangha Space
 
Monday, January 16
 

8:00am

Reiki Level 1 Training: Learn to Heal with Touch
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover how a single touch can calm the mind and help you move with more ease. 

Reiki, a Japanese energy technique using a light touch on (or slightly off) the body, dissolves mental, physical, and energetic blockages and stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities. In Reiki Level 1 training at Yoga Journal LIVE San Francisco, you’ll learn the basics of this powerful modality, awaken your own healing life force through a process called attunement, and practice treating yourself and others.  

As more Americans turn to holistic therapies for healing and pain relief, Reiki practitioners are in demand. Reiki training is now offered in more than 800 U.S. hospitals, and more than 60 hospitals use Reiki on patients. 

This training, taught by Reiki master Marcia Miller, ERYT-500, is strongly recommended for those—yogis, yoga teachers, healthcare professionals, parents, school teachers, and Urban Zen Integrative Therapy trainees with Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee at YJ LIVE—who want to help themselves or help others find peace and wellbeing.

$275 for Reiki workshop only
$225 to add Reiki workshop with UZIT training
 

To purchase along with UZIT training please contact registration@yjmag.com
For more information, visit YJevents.com

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Miller

Marcia Miller

Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500, has been teaching yoga for nearly 40 years and has taught all levels and types of students from new beginners to yoga teachers and everyone in between. In 2001 Marcia was one of the founders/owners of Yoga on High. She is one of a few Master Teacher Trainers for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Trainings. She is on a community advisory board for the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at the Ohio State University... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bayview A

9:00am

Hands on Assists for Yoga Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

A skillful hands-on adjustment in a yoga class can be transformational and life changing for your students. At the same time, an inadequate adjustment is more detrimental than no adjustment at all. Learn how to give masterful hands-on assists that are both educational and empowering for your students and discover the art of service and attention through refining and practicing your therapeutic touch under Amy’s watchful eye. This workshop is designed to provide you with skills in a wide variety of manual assists in order to add depth and sophistication to your teachings. Come explore adjustments for a full spectrum of poses in a delicious exchange of loving hands that will radically expand your teaching repertoire. Discussion and asana.

This class will be assisted by experienced yoga teachers who have trained intimately with Amy, so expect ample hands on adjustments (if you’d like them)!

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, earth conservation, and with her writings for Yoga Journal, Rodale Organic Life Magazine, Mantra Magazine, Mind Body Green, prAna Stories, and Elephant Journal. She has appeared on the covers of Yoga... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Seacliff C

9:00am

Sequencing Principles for Yoga Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available


It is important to be creative, intuitive and personal when you compose yoga sequences, but it is also equally important to understand some of the basic rules of sequencing for the health and longevity of the body, heart and mind. Too many people are just throwing together their classes without this essential knowledge. Come and learn some of these principles, which will bring safety and freedom to you and your students. Theory and practice, questions and answers will be the format.
See you there.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee

Rodney Yee, who has been practicing yoga for 30 years and teaching for 25, got his foundation from Iyengar Yoga. He continues his studies together with his wife, Colleen Saidman Yee. Thirty DVDs and two books later, he has turned his yoga passion toward health care by cochairing the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation, founded by Donna Karan.
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Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee has been teaching yoga for 16 years and is featured in 13 yoga DVDs. She owns and directs Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, NY, and continues her studies with her husband, Rodney Yee. Her passion for working in health care started in junior high at a geriatric center and continues today as cochair of the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation.


Monday January 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Grand A

9:00am

The Art and Science of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation: For Health, Healing, Resiliency, and Well-Being
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Richard Miller for this interactive workshop, where he shares the principles and practices that underlie the Integrative Restoration - iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation protocol that he’s developed over the past 46 years, which will expose you to a tapestry of tools that you can interweave into your personal or professional practices of hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation, as well as into your daily activities, relationships, or therapeutic-oriented work with students or clients.

iRest Meditation is a research-proven meditation protocol that is being used worldwide to relieve stress, nourish deep relaxation, restore vibrant health, sound sleep and resiliency, heal trauma and physical and mental issues, recover well-being, as well as to awaken to our underlying essential undivided wholeness with all of life. Grounded in over 25 research studies, the US Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers of Excellence have recognized iRest as a Complimentary Alternative Program for healing chronic pain and PTSD, and restoring resiliency and well-being. iRest is making substantial contributions to the recovery of wounded veterans, and is now being taught in over 60 VA and Department of Defense sites in the US. With over 2500 trained practitioners, iRest is being taught at hospitals, clinics, and yoga centers worldwide. iRest offers a veritable 'Google-Map' for those traversing the complex road of health, healing, well-being, and awakening.

Through interactive dialogue and in-depth guided iRest meditations, Richard shares how this approach to meditation, health, and healing unfolds in distinct phases along a 38-step map of meditation drawn from the ancient teachings of Samkhya-Patañjali, Advaita, and Kashmir Nondual Yoga that incorporates three levels of mindfulness, seven core principles, and ten key practices. Richard will address current research on the neuroscience of meditation that underscores iRest. Class handout includes the map of meditation, foundational principles and practices, and resources for continuing your ongoing practice and learning.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**   

Speakers
avatar for Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Richard Miller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has devoted his life and work to integrating the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of nondual yoga and modern Western psychology. Richard is the founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, cofounder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a founding member and past president of the Institute for... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Garden Room

9:00am

The Power of Precision: A Technique Bootcamp for Practitioners + Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

In this all-day intensive, you will learn how alignment and attention to detail cultivates greater depth, ease and integrity in your practice. You will cure common misalignment patterns in your practice and optimize your experience of sun salutations (chatturanga, anyone?), backbends, forward bends, arm-balances, twists and inversions. Although subtle and comprehensive, the level of technique and anatomy presented in this intensive will be down-to-earth and accessible. In addition to cultivating greater insight, skill and detail in your body, this intensive will be paced to give you a thorough, satisfying practice. Mostly asana with discussion.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of Power Yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Named "one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga" by Yoga Journal, Jason has been one of the most in-demand teachers at conferences around the world for over a decade. He has taught on countless teacher-training faculties, leads... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff B

9:00am

Unwind, Strengthen, and Protect the Lower Back
Limited Capacity seats available

Unwind, Strengthen, and Protect the Lower Back Yoga ( Therapeutic, For Teachers)

Having a pain-free, healthy lower back is paramount not only to a strong yoga practice, but to a healthy lifestyle in general. In this workshop for teachers and students, we will focus on the key principles of alignment for a healthy lower back, and learn how to heal, strengthen, and protect the lower back using a variety of poses (and modifications), including standing poses, simple backbends, and seated and supine poses. Learn effective ways to address this common issue in your daily practice as well as with students at every level.

Notes: Mostly asana. Bring a block and a strap.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    


Speakers
avatar for Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty

Maty Ezraty is a prominent figure in the evolution of modern yoga. She was one of the first women to study Ashtanga Yoga intensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and also one of the original founders of YogaWorks, where she directed and shaped the YogaWorks Teacher Training program for more than 16 years and trained many of today's leading yoga teachers. Maty's practice--and consequently, her teaching--is steeped in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar... Read More →



Monday January 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff A

2:00pm

Energetic Alignment: Align from the Inside Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to find inspiration and grace in your teaching or practice? Are you seeking a deeper understanding of alignment within the flow? This intensive will support an intuitive and playful approach to alignment and class sequencing, that helps you tap into your own experiences and use them in your practice and teaching.

In this workshop, you will:
• Learn to create a strong foundation from which to build simple and complex postures.
• Study the Prana Vayus (subtle winds) that direct the flow of energy in our bodies.
• Explore the internal experiences that shape alignment from the inside out, though:
- Intention
- the 8 Limbs if Yoga
- Mantra
• Discover how to sequence with knowledge of form, creativity, playfulness and alignment
• Connect with yogic principles such as ahimsa (non-harming) and svadhyaya.
Discussion, meditation and asana.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for CECs.**    

Speakers
avatar for Janet Stone

Janet Stone

Janet Stone's studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of study. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her... Read More →


Monday January 16, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Seacliff C