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Friday, January 13
 

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff C
 
Saturday, January 14
 

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... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Garden Room
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Sunday, January 15
 

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... 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... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Seacliff B
 
Monday, January 16
 

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 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... Read More →
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... Read More →


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... 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... 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... Read More →



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