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Friday, January 13
 

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


Friday January 13, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Bayview A
 
Saturday, January 14
 

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... 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... Read More →


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

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... 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... Read More →


Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Bayview A
 
Sunday, January 15
 

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Bayview B
 
Monday, January 16
 

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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