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Want to deepen your practice, refine your poses, and discover how to live your life with more wisdom?

Spring into your healthiest, most grounded self at Yoga Journal LIVE New York! It’s four days of innovative yoga classes, workshops, and trainings led by the world’s most renowned teachers.

Plus, join free community classes, shop yoga styles and gear, and sample healthy foods in the FREE Sangha Space and Yoga Market.

Whether you are dropping by for a quick flow, a serious student of yoga, or seeking to fine-tune your teaching skills, you will find a session that speaks to you.

Featuring:

Elena Brower, Coral Brown, Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, Jason Crandell, Maty Ezraty, Alan Finger, Sarah Finger, Bo Forbes, Richard Freeman, Amy Ippoliti, Giselle Mari, Dharma Mittra, Aadil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee.

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Wednesday, April 19
 

9:00am

Business of Yoga Bootcamp
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 linkhttp://www.yjbusinessofyoga.com/bootcamp/

Justin Michael Williams and Karen Mozes have helped hundreds of yoga teachers from over 40 countries find success in the yoga business. They speak from their own personal experiences about how learning essential business strategies completely transformed their personal and professional lives for the better. You can do that too, and it should not take you years, or even months to get there. In fact, you can complete ALL of the yoga business essentials in just 3 days! With a clear roadmap you can immediately succeed at the things that matter most, and stop wasting time and money on things that do not move your business forward. Justin and Karen are the world’s leading Business of Yoga experts and they have distilled this information down so that you can invest your energy where it counts.

Apply today!  http://www.yjbusinessofyoga.com/bootcamp/

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... Read More →
avatar for Justin Michael Williams

Justin Michael 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 spe... Read More →



Wednesday April 19, 2017 9:00am - Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm
Morgan
 
Friday, April 21
 

8:00am

Mindfulness of the Body: A Guided Meditation to Set Your Course for the Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Michael Lee, the founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy will guide an embodied meditation experience and conclude with the practice of "embodying intention." Some simple movement, sitting meditation, and a brief guided experience will help you make clear choices of what you wish to manifest in your life for this day.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lee

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 T... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Beekman/Sutton North

9:00am

Secrets from the Masters: Bhakti, Jnyana and Karma Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Bhakti (Love), Jnyana (Knowledge) and Karma (Action), the three great Yogas, correspond in the physical body to our three major energy centers: the heart, the head and the pelvis. The focus of this class will be on teaching students to access and direct the energy housed in each of these areas to help transform asana from physical exercise into a healing form of self-exploration and self-discovery. Learn how to channel these energies for your spiritual growth. Bring a strap, a block and a blanket.

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 fir... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Clinton

9:00am

Are We Screwed? The Future of Yoga + Keeping It Real
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s no secret: yoga is both at its historical height of popularity, and also undergoing rapid change in the way it is taught and practiced. As teachers and artisans with wildly different backgrounds, Kathryn and Bo will share their discoveries of common ground, surprising insights, and fresh perspective on the future of yoga, the body, and the ways of developing and maintaining an authentic and lasting career.

In this full-day workshop, drawing from their collective expertise in storytelling, myth, branding, psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness, and yoga, Kathryn and Bo will highlight the major current forces that shape our bodies, careers, and our relationship with ourselves and others. We’ll explore social media, the paradigms or “boxes” that any established field creates for us, the pressure to produce and succeed, the drive to brand the self and body, and the need to cultivate approval from others on whom we depend for our livelihood.

Topics covered:

  • Relational, partner and challenge flows taught by Kathryn
  • Connective tissue work and restorative, therapeutic practices with Bo
  • The neuroscience and psychology of our relationship with our body, self, and others
  • The art of invention and re-invention
  • Discerning between the ‘shoulds’ and what lights you on fire

Together, we’ll access, connect with, and nourish our deep connection with mind, body, and spirit, and with the body of work we’re meant to bring to the world.

Whether you currently teach yoga, hope to teach, or infuse the practice into your life and work, this all-day experience brings insight into the forces that drive change so we can engage with and utilize their power rather than be confined and limited by them.

Please bring: two yoga therapy or tennis balls, a block, a blanket, a mat, and something to write with an in, plus your phone!

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author known for her accessibility, humor, and ability to empower her students through her message, “aim true.” The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Dram... Read More →
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 ma... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Regent

9:00am

Ayurveda 101 for Yogis: Ayurvedic Theory, Self-Care Tools, and Kapha-Balancing Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

The secret to enriching your day with more energy, clarity, and motivation is Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old Indian system of healing and sister science to yoga. Experience these time-tested tools in a daylong Ayurvedic retreat with Larissa Hall Carlson, faculty of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and yoga teacher.

In the morning, you’ll identify your unique dosha, or mind-body constitution, which determines the daily routines and foods that will best support digestion and turn stress into joy. In the afternoon, you’ll dive into a juicy Ayurvedic yoga journey to relax the body, soothe nerves, and restore tranquility to the mind. Harmonize kapha dosha in time for spring with a full-body asana sequence, pranayama, and mindfulness meditation. Then you’ll try Abhyanga (self-massage) techniques to melt tension, and finish the day with a restorative yoga nidra to boost immunity.
 

Speakers
avatar for Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500,  former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs advanced yoga teacher trainings, and provides consultations across the country. Specializing in pranayama, yoga for performers, Mindfulness, and Ayurveda, she supports stude... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Gibson

9:00am

Dharma Yoga Intensive
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this rare opportunity to spend an entire day learning directly from living yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra. Sri Dharma has devoted 50 years of his life to both teaching yoga and deep yoga practice. In this workshop, you will experience many of the main techniques and approaches from the Dharma Yoga system. Particular attention will be on yoga nidra and looking at the way this powerful form of guided meditation can be combined with other Yogic practices to their mutual benefit. 

Asana, yoga nidra, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and lecture.

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 w... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sutton South

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, Coral Brown 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, Coral 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.

If you are attending this workshop and would like to enjoy two mentorship sessions with Coral and Giselle, we invite you to join The Art of Teaching Yoga. It includes three days of teacher-curated classes to help you develop your skills as a teacher. Visit YogaJournal.com/Events for more info. 

Speakers
avatar for Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Coral Brown is a licensed mental health counselor who draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the process of healing and transformation. Coral is a senior Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher and has also trained in... 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 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 teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she’s graced the covers of Yoga Journal (U.S and Japan) and Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. She’s also featured in both Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga” and Linda Sparrowe’s “Yoga at Home”. She’s written for Origin & Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal, serves on the advisory board for The Art of Yoga Project and is a teacher on... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Murray Hill

9:00am

Peace, Power and Potency in Your Personal Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

With influences from Katonah Yoga, ParaYoga and Kundalini Yoga, Elena Brower is honored to offer you a day of designing a viable, vital personal practice to bring home with you. Two creative group practices, taught parenthetically so you can note your own variations and ideas, will include meditations and contemplations to help you absorb both new and long-term understandings. Please bring your journal or notebook and a pen, along with any sacred objects you'd like to charge on our altar for the day.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Brower

Elena Brower

Elena Brower is the author of Art of Attention, a renowned yoga workbook, now translated into five languages. Studying and teaching since 1998, she’s respected globally for her distinct blend of alignment and attention in her teaching of yoga and meditation. Her audio meditation coursework... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Concourse A
  • Activity Level Flow

9:00am

Reading Bodies and Giving Adjustments
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers, it is essential that we refine our ability to observe our students and be equipped to help each individual move to the next level in their practice. The dual art of reading bodies and doing hands-on adjustments is fundamental for teaching yoga. These skills enable us to help our students refine their practices in order to find the freedom that asana practice is all about. Starting the morning and afternoon sessions with a led practice to embody the work, we will move into the practice of hands-on and reading bodies.  Our focus will be on refining our skills to better help our students reach their potential.  In this partner-oriented workshop, we will focus on key poses that are most frequently practiced in classes, including variations, modifications, and when to use props and why.  We will cover how to teach beginners and how to deal with mixed levels of students in classes. This workshop is recommended for teachers who want to go deeper in their practice and understanding. Putting it all together, we will strengthen our ability to see clearly and to adjust our students safely—all with precision and compassion.

What to bring: Block, strap.  Blankets recommended.
Discussion, asana, hands-on partner work.

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... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Gramercy West

9:00am

Tantra Yoga Vinyasa—Mastering Mind, Energy and Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

In this all-day intensive, we explore the progression of hatha practice as outlined by the ancient tradition—Moon, Sun, and Fire. This model illumines a systematic approach, a three-step process to unlock the power, spirit, and holistic potential of practice. In addition, this approach provides a foundation for understanding how and what to practice as well as prescribing practices, depending on your or your students’ needs. Through theory and practice, we outline each of these stages and their corresponding methods and approaches, thus mapping the journey to the ultimate realization of yoga. All dedicated students are welcome. The day will include three practices, highlighting each of the approaches that allow us to master moon, sun, and fire—mind, energy and soul.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of the newly released book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, Tantra, and m... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Beekman/Sutton North
  • Activity Level Flow

9:00am

The Teacher as Leader: Using Your Platform for Interpersonal and Global Change
Limited Capacity seats available

As a teacher, we have a unique opportunity to support our students in a process of deep transformation that includes facilitating embodied experiences that can shift their physical and emotional energy systems. These energetic changes are what empower our students to engage with the world around them in a more integrated and meaningful way.  It is a privilege to facilitate and bear witness to these changes, knowing the impact that it can have on how they show up in the world. Therefore, our words matter as our influence can be far reaching. In order to hold space with integrity, we must continually commit to our own inner work and challenge any belief systems we embody that no longer serve our highest self, and therefore, our highest potential.

Join Seane for a unique conversation and class that will explore what it means to own the call of the teacher/leader. Through asana, discussion, reflection, and meditation, we will learn the various emotional and practical tools necessary in order to heal the personal wounds that can hold us back from embracing our leadership, purpose, and service in the world.

Asana, discussion, reflection, meditation.  

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 →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Rhinelander

9:00am

Super Yogi's Schoolhouse Teacher Training
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: SuperYogi\'s Schoolhouse Teacher Training.

Welcome to Super Yogis' Schoolhouse kids yoga teacher training with Rina Jakubowicz! This three-day program is for school teachers, yoga teachers, moms, dads, and anyone who wants to connect to kids. You will join an intimate group of students focusing on Super Yogis' Schoolhouse Mission: To empower kids by teaching them valuable life skills, influenced by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Rina’s teacher, Swami A. Parthasarathy, that include:

  • How to focus
  • Healthy coping skills
  • How to communicate effectively
  • Tangible yoga practices for daily life challenges
For more details and to watch a webinar about the training, click here.

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

 


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, Himala... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - Sunday April 23, 2017 5:00pm
Madison

9:00am

The Art Of Teaching Yoga: Three-Day Mentorship Program
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: THE ART OF TEACHING YOGA.

The Art of Teaching Yoga is a mentorship program that will develop your teaching skills and help you wisely integrate your knowledge. You'll study principles of sequencing, improve your hands-on assists, and refine your voice as you move through a curated three-day schedule and attend semi-private mentoring sessions with master teachers Giselle Mari and Coral Brown.

The experience includes the curated curriculum at YJ LIVE New York (see below), a pre-event assessment, live coaching sessions within an intimate group of RYTs, and connections you'll establish as you advance your career.

For more details and to watch a webinar about the program, please click here

Friday, April 21
9a-4:30p Full-Day Workshop
Infinite Practices, Few Basic Principles: How Seasoned Teachers Build Meaningful Yoga Classes That Hook Their Students with Coral Brown and Giselle Mari

Saturday, April 22

8am-10am: Select your own class

11am-1pm: Safe, Effective, and Inspired sequencing with Coral Brown

2:30p-5:30p  Exclusive Art of Teaching Mentoring

Sunday, April 23
8a-10a: Select your own class

11a-1p: Master Hands-On Assists with Giselle Mari

2:30p-5:30p: Exclusive Art of Teaching Mentoring

 


Speakers
avatar for Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Coral Brown is a licensed mental health counselor who draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the process of healing and transformation. Coral is a senior Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher and has also trained in... 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 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 teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she’s graced the covers of Yoga Journal (U.S and Japan) and Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. She’s also featured in both Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga” and Linda Sparrowe’s “Yoga at Home”. She’s written for Origin & Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal, serves on the advisory board for The Art of Yoga Project and is a teacher on... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 9:00am - Sunday April 23, 2017 5:30pm
Hilton New York

12:15pm

Kripalu Vinyasa: Breathe, Feel, Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Venture to your edge with compassion and awareness as you dive into the rhythms of a mindful vinyasa flow with Coby Kozlowski. Heightened by propulsive beats that guide you inward, this class invites you to experience vinyasa with a new sense of strength and fluidity.

Speakers
avatar for Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga, has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Yoga + Health, and was named “one of the 7 yoga teachers who have changed the practice of yoga”. Her vibrant style as a life coach trainer; yo... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Sangha Space

1:00pm

Foundations of UZIT On-Site Training
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Foundations of UZIT On-Site Training.
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 New York 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 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 Trai... Read More →
avatar for Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971, soon after she came home from France with a grande diplôme from Julia Child’s cooking school, L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes. She found yoga at first a means of finding equanimity during the stress of University, and it was that thread of balance that got her hooked. It was not until 1988 and finding her primary teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system that she experienced the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have on all aspects of life. She continues to study and practice yoga and Buddhist teachings with great enthusiasm and inquisitiveness, with an eye on how the residue that is produced on the mat (and cushion) through these teachings informs and supports all aspects of everyday life.Mary travels and teaches with her husband Richard Freeman and also within the caregiver and hospital setting as part of the core faculty of the Being with Dying program (Upaya Zen Center) and the Urban Zen... Read More →
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... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - Sunday April 23, 2017 5:00pm
Nassau

1:30pm

Vinyasa Flow with PURE Yoga's Kay Kay Clivio
Join Pure Yoga Master Instructor Kay Kay Clivio for a beautifully crafted and challenging sequence to relieve stress, sharpen your focus and strengthen your body. You will move, flow, breath as well as gain endurance of various postures. The balance of movement and pause will deepen your awareness and presence of the practice. We'll add in some core work along the way, and explain proper form to gain optimal sensation and understanding. A positive practice and strength in your body helps to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Speakers

Friday April 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sangha Space

2:45pm

Soothe Your Heart in Challenging Times with Erica Mather
Limited Capacity seats available

Challenging, heart-assaulting times call for yogis to have increasingly effective heart health practices. Join Erica Mather for a Forrest Inspired Vinyasa class, in which you will learn basic techniques for heart care and weave them into your asana practice. When the heart is well-tended through your own self care routines it will help you feed all aspects of your life, on and off your mat.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Mather

Erica Mather

Erica Mather is a Forrest Yoga Guardian and active yoga teacher in the New York Yoga scene where she has taught for 10 years. She is the founder of the Adore Your Body System for overcoming body image challenges, and The Yoga Clinic of NYC, which educates teachers and medical pro... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sangha Space

4:00pm

Breathe Your Body Slow-Flow Vinyasa
Limited Capacity seats available

Inhale. Exhale. You do it  24/7. The breath is the fuel upon which spirit travels while inhabiting the vehicle of your body. Have you thought about the quality of your breath? Does it drive you too fast? Too slow? Do you wait until your tank is empty before paying attention to your body’s dashboard alerts? 

 

In this community class led by certified yoga therapist and Breathe Salt Rooms founder Ellen Patrick, you will learn the basic anatomy of breath and remove physical blockages to its free flow through a vinyasa practice. Fill your tank and create a smoother journey with fewer roadblocks. Come experience what it’s like to fully BREATHE YOUR BODY!


Speakers
avatar for Ellen Patrick

Ellen Patrick

Ellen Patrick, E-RYT 500 and certified Yoga Therapist, is also the founder of Breathe Salt Rooms. She began her yoga journey over 30 years ago when a back injury sidelined her aspiring Broadway dance career. For many years thereafter, she turned to yoga to keep her mind, body and spirit healthy, while navigating a career in the corporate world. Fed up with this unfulfilling life, she became a certified yoga teacher in 2000. Since then, Ellen has graduated from 3 different teacher training programs, and subsequently chose to pursue the field of Yoga Therapy. After 10 years of training and further studies with Gary Kraftsow, she became a certified Yoga Therapist in the Viniyoga tradition of Krishnamacharya, in 2011. For 12 years, Ellen owned and directed The Yoga Sanctuary in Mamaroneck, NY. During this time she developed a unique style of teaching asana that incorporates Vinyasa with therapeutic applications. She believes that asana is meant to serve individual students and not the other way around. Asanas are tools for students to adapt to serve their specific needs. She feels it is her job, as teacher, to help her students understand their needs and then demonstrate how a yoga practice can bring balance and healing to each individual. Ellen currently dedicates much of her time working with special needs and underserved populations. She works with Veterans, Cancer patients, Teens in Foster Care and... Read More →


Friday April 21, 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 April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sangha Space

5:30pm

Outlaw Yoga: Live Rock’n’Roll Power Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

This class is set to LIVE rock n' roll and includes asana, conversation, and active participation.


Speakers
avatar for Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski is an award-winning artist, avid adventurer, and the renowned creator and co-founder of OUTLAW Yoga. Author of “The Outlaw Protocol – how to live as an outlaw without becoming a criminal”, and the children's picture book “The Adventures of Babu – from... Read More →
avatar for Seth Larson

Seth Larson

The music of Seth Larson – certified Outlaw Yoga teacher, and certified rock n' roller – has earned acclaim, awards, and the adoration of fans across the country. Accompanying class, he weaves originals and reimagined favorites to create a seamless integration between mind, body... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rhinelander

5:30pm

Yin Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world that always seems to move too fast - it can be a challenge to slow down to: Pause. Breathe. Notice. Feel. Join me for a journey inward - allow yourself to melt deeply into a state of stillness and simplicity. First, we will have a short discussion on theory,  the difference between Yin and Vinyasa as well as review the benefits of this slow meditative practice. You'll experience an asana practice with long holds, slow transitions, and deep muscle relaxation allowing the body to be safely and therapeutically stretched as tension is released.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Glickman

Leslie Glickman

Creating connection and building community are Leslie Glickman's passion. Teaching yoga since 1995 and up and coming nationally and internationally, Leslie is one of the most loved and sought after teachers in So Florida. With influences ranging from the dynamic flow of vinyasa t... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Murray Hill

5:30pm

YogaRocks: Purple Rain
Limited Capacity seats available

Dearly beloveds: on this one year anniversary of his passing, we will gather here today to celebrate the legendary Prince and this thing we call life. "Dig if you will a picture", bring your "Raspberry Beret", come "to the place where your horses run free", "let's go crazy" and we'll" party like its 1999". Purple attire welcome as well as all ages, colors, shapes and sizes.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel is known for his rock'n'roll personality in the normally quiet world of yoga. He's an international yoga teacher, marriage-family counselor, and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers for over 16 years, presenting at events and festivals around the... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Concourse A

5:30pm

Creating Malas and Miracles with Satya
Limited Capacity full

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.

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 tr... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Clinton

6:15pm

Stress RX: Yoga for Stress
Limited Capacity seats available

Rewire how your nervous system responds to stress. Kat will lead you through an interval vinyasa practice that replicates the ups and downs of life and our ability to cope. Class will finish off with a restorative practice using essential oils provided by Nature’s Truth®, that will help ease you into deep relaxation. All levels


Speakers
avatar for Kat Fowler

Kat Fowler

Kat Fowler is an international leading yoga teacher based in New York City, an E-RYT 500 and teacher trainer with over 1000 hours of training, known for her lighthearted and inspirational style of teaching that encourages personal expression, inner connection and courage through... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Sangha Space

7:30pm

An Evening with Deepak Chopra: You Are The Universe
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: http://www.yogajournal.com/events/ny/tickets/

What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality?

Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he shares new insights from his latest work You Are the Universe and explores some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. 

 The greatest spiritual urge in our time is the urge to change, to walk the path of transformation. Millions of people feel this urge, yet they run into the same problem. 

Where is transformation supposed to occur?

Should we focus on our bodies or alter our beliefs, address our old conditioning or pursue a special spiritual discipline?

None of this has been made clear, which is why transformation remains a muddled topic for many people.

Chopra will address  these questions as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing.

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists | Additionally, Dr. Deepak Chopra also serves as Co-Founder of Jiyo, an Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and of Columbia Business School, Columbia University . | Chopra is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His ground breaking book, Super Genes, co-authored with Dr. Rudolph Tanzi (Harmony, November 2015) focuses on the new genetics and is revolutionizing how we understand ourselves and the health of those around us. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine. | TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Sutton
 
Saturday, April 22
 

5:00am

Raise Your Vibe: Kundalini Sadhana with Carol Dimopoulos
Limited Capacity seats available

Sadhana, a practice throughout various forms of yoga and spiritual traditions, is a powerful practice used to achieve your life’s purpose, clearing negative vibrations and karma so we can reach our highest potential. Through a powerful combination of movement, meditation, and mantras (chanting) Sadhana prepares our psyches to excel in the new environments and coming decades.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Dimopoulos

Carol Dimopoulos

CarolAna Dimopoulos is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Yoga 4 Cancer (y4c). Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the foundations of yoga philosophy, meditation and holistic lifestyle, all... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 5:00am - 7:00am
Regent

7:00am

Morning Meditation: Tune Up Your Day with Alan and Sarah Finger
Limited Capacity seats available

Craft your morning ritual with Yoga on Gaia. Begin every day connected and energized.

These signature ISHTA meditations are led by Yogirajas Alan Finger and Sarah Platt-Finger. Simple, pre-meditative postures are used to prepare the physical and subtle body, while the ancient tools of pranayama (breath work), Kriya (visualization), and mantra (sound) are used to still the mind. These classes will leave you feeling empowered, centered, and more in tune with your authentic self. Open to all levels.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Finger

Alan Finger

Alan Finger, South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master, began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father, Mani Finger, and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga, which integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation, and healing... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Finger

Sarah Finger

Sarah Platt-Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga and the private yoga teacher of Deepak Chopra. She teaches trainings, workshops, and retreats internationally with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger. Sarah is a featured teacher on Yoga U Online as well as Jiyo, a revolutionary... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 7:00am - 7:30am
Beekman/Sutton North

8:00am

Dharma Charging Practice For All
Limited Capacity seats available

Charging Practice represents the latest expression of Sri Dharma Mittra's 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 and learned to make it as relevant and efficient as possible for the world of today. Session to include vigorous and longer held yoga postures and sequences, mantra, pranayama and a rich experience of Yoga Nidra.

Asana, guided meditation in Shavasana, pranayama, and mantra.

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 w... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Regent
  • Activity Level Flow

8:00am

Listening to the Body: Yoga, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

Discussion and meditation with light asana. Please bring: a bolster or extra blanket, or the equivalent.

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 ma... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Sutton South

8:00am

Stoking the Agni
Limited Capacity seats available

According to Ayurveda, agni is the internal fire that drives physical digestion and enhances spiritual transformation. In this class, you will discover ancient yogic techniques that skillfully boost metabolism, purify the nadis, and polish the spirit—yogic spring cleaning for the entire system! Come play with fiery pranayama, purifying Uddiyana Bandha Kriya, stimulating Agni Sara, core-strengthening asana, and much more.
 
Note:  Not suitable for pregnant women.

Asana, pranayama, and brief lecture. Best practiced on an empty stomach.

Speakers
avatar for Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500,  former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs advanced yoga teacher trainings, and provides consultations across the country. Specializing in pranayama, yoga for performers, Mindfulness, and Ayurveda, she supports stude... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Gibson

8:00am

Yin 'On The Rocks'
Limited Capacity seats available

Yin Yoga is quiet, subtle, and deep. Its physical purpose is to work beneath the muscle tissue delving into our connective tissues, ligaments, joints, bones, cartilage, and the deepest facial networks in the body. Emotionally, it's one hell of a release! This great transformative system coupled with a charged opening sequence to get the body hot and juicy, is the perfect complement to old and new, hard and soft, slow and fast, yin and yang.

Mostly asana.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel

Eric Paskel is known for his rock'n'roll personality in the normally quiet world of yoga. He's an international yoga teacher, marriage-family counselor, and motivational speaker. He has been a teacher of teachers for over 16 years, presenting at events and festivals around the... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Concourse A

8:00am

Yoga for Desk Dwellers: Shoulders and Hips
Limited Capacity seats available

Sitting at your desk for long periods wreaks havoc on your body. Although long periods of desk dwelling is unavoidable for many, reversing the negative effects of prolonged sitting is possible. This class focuses on the three things that desk dwellers need most: Hip strength and flexibility, spinal alignment and core strength, and chest opening. You’ll move, breathe, and reclaim your postural health.

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 Journa... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Rhinelander

9:00am

From the Ground Up: Standing Pose Lab for Teachers and Serious Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Standing poses are some of the more complex yet beneficial poses for all level students. They are the building blocks from which all other groups of poses such as backbends, inversions, twists, hip openers, and forward bends can be built upon. Simply put, standing poses are the heart of a yoga practice. Paramount to a healthy, strong asana practice, they are also basic tools for teaching safe and informative classes. In this workshop, we will examine these poses "from the ground up" so that we can teach them effectively and safely. We will learn how students get into trouble when these poses are practiced incorrectly. A yoga teacher's skill lies largely in the ability to see the alignment and energy flow in the bodies and then make corrections and adjustments. We'll focus on the science of "looking," the art of "seeing," and the means to improve the pose, including physical adjustment. We will cover a range of standing poses and as tools for all other poses.

This is a partner-oriented workshop.

Please bring a block and a strap. 

Mostly asana, some discussion. 

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... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Murray Hill

9:00am

Unf'withable
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to empower yourself through strong flow, challenging posture, focused mantras, and plenty of deep laughter. No need to be defined by the expectations of others any longer. Find peace and a place where zero drama can find or affect you.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author known for her accessibility, humor, and ability to empower her students through her message, “aim true.” The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Dram... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Beekman/Sutton North
  • Activity Level Flow

9:00am

Manifest Abundance & Transformation Through the Electrifying Teachings of Lakshmi
Limited Capacity seats available

In this lively day of yoga, discover how to bring more abundance and personal transformation into your life through the lessons of the Goddess, Lakshmi. She is the Goddess of prosperity and wealth but also shows us how to turn our human liabilities into assets so you can make a more genuine contribution to the world around you. Each session will begin with satsang followed by an action-packed asana practice with Lakshmi’s electrifying teachings woven into the mix. Open to all levels.

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 Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Clinton
  • Activity Level Flow

10:00am

Morning Yogurt Parfait Break

The New York Hilton Midtown invites you to sample the Meet with Purpose Yoga & Yogurt package. Stop by the table at the Americas Hall  on the third floor, outside of the Yoga Market and enjoy a delicious yogurt parfait and receive a free yoga mat, while supplies last. Learn more about Meet with Purpose events by visiting www.meetings.hilton.com/meetwithpurpose

 


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Americas Hall

10:05am

The UPrise Flow: Yoga for Empowerment
Limited Capacity seats available

The UPrise flow is an energetic, sweaty practice that fuses creative asana sequencing with traditional strength and resistance training. We'll heat up the core in preparation for inversion and arm balance work. You'll walk off your mat feeling empowered and ready for whatever the world has waiting.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Calabria

Kristin Calabria

Kristin Calabria is a yoga and fitness teacher based in NYC. She teaches at Y7, YG Studios, and Box and Flow, and leads retreats around the world. Kristin created the UPrise flow, which adds heavy weights and gliders to a traditional vinyasa practice to inform an inversion and ar... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 10:05am - 11:00am
Sangha Space

11:00am

Finding Ease at Your Edge: Lotus, Splits, Arm-Balances and Backbends
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, you’ll learn to approach challenging poses with greater poise, awareness, and attention to detail. You’ll develop your ability to do (or approach) lotus, splits, arm-balances and backbends by letting go of tension and relaxing. This process will expand your edge, deepen your practice, and stay connected to your essence in challenging situations. By emphasizing sustainability, contentment, and longevity in your practice, you’ll create a template for moving toward these virtues off the mat.

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 Journa... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Rhinelander

11:00am

Kundalini Vinyasa: Bridge to Spirit
Limited Capacity seats available

According to the ancient teachings of Tantra, the abdominal center is the seat of your power and healing potential. In this experience-based class, you will be guided through a dynamic practice in order to access potency, vitality and the source of nurturance. Rooted in principles that are outlined in traditional hatha yoga texts, the practice will illuminate the essential teaching on how to build and contain vital force at the navel center. Some key theory will shed light on this approach to practice and will lead into a deepening practice.

Asana, bandha, mudra, chanting, and meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of the newly released book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, Tantra, and m... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Concourse A
  • Activity Level Flow

11:00am

Meditation for Type-A Brains that Can’t Stop Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

We close our eyes, and we can clearly see a life we haven’t lived yet – the people we know we were born to be. We can see the art we’ve always wanted to create, the fulfilling relationships that haven’t transpired, and the dreams we have yet to manifest. But somehow, we get “too busy” to actually make it all happen. If you are ready to learn how to use meditation to break through fear and step fully into your power, this class is perfect for you. Meditation is much more than just a way to relieve stress. When approached properly, it sends you on an express elevator to your life’s purpose. This workshop-style class will teach you about Active Meditation and give you tangible takeaways that you can use right away to next-level your life, unlock your creativity, and ignite your passion.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Michael Williams

Justin Michael 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 spe... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Morgan

11:00am

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.

Please bring: two yoga therapy or tennis balls, a block, a blanket, and a mat and something to cover your eyes. 

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 ma... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Sutton South

11:00am

Rooting and Lifting in Purna Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

The two forces of nature that maintain life are inhalation and exhalation, giving and receiving, movement and stillness, rooting and lifting. Learn to understand these energy flows in your body and regulate them for optimal health and a feeling of inner strength in standing poses.

Bring a strap and block.

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 fir... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gibson
  • Activity Level Flow

11:00am

Safe, Effective, and Inspired Sequencing
Limited Capacity seats available

Inspirational sequencing plants the seeds for growth and integration of the body, mind, and spirit. Come explore the key actions of asanas and common misalignments so that we may provide a safe container for students. We'll examine the efficacy of moving from the simple to the complex (vinyasa krama) within the asanas, as well as how to weave an inspirational theme into a class. Combining all of these components and working as a collective, we'll end by creating a sequence that can be taken home and put into practice.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.** 

Speakers
avatar for Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Coral Brown is a licensed mental health counselor who draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the process of healing and transformation. Coral is a senior Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher and has also trained in... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gramercy West

11:00am

Self Knowledge and Psychic Sleep
Limited Capacity seats available

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.
Lecture and Yoga Nidra

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 w... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Regent

11:15am

CorePower Yoga: Balanced Energy
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 utilize the Yang energy power of New York City and the Yin energy of your breath to find a balance both physically and mentally.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hernandez

Melissa Hernandez

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 utilize the Yang energy power of New York City and the Yin energy of your breath to find a balance both physically... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Sangha Space

12:30pm

Invigorating Flow for Hips with Cloud Nine’s Cassandra Yasko
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join me for an afternoon 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. I look forward to sharing my practice with you!

Speakers
CY

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 Train... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sangha Space

1:30pm

Book Signing with Aadil Palkhivala
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 fir... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Yoga Market: Greenlight Book Store Booth

1:45pm

Powerflow Yoga Plank Challenge with Kristen Kemp
How long can you hold a plank? Come to this challenge to get an inspirational talk and short vinyasa flow. Kristen Kemp from Powerflow Yoga will get your mind and body ready for this Plank Challenge. You are more powerful than you know! Come find out for yourself. Even better, come win a prize! Whoever holds plank the longest will win a free pass to Yoga Journal LIVE New York next year!

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Kemp

Kristen Kemp

Kristen Kemp found yoga eight years ago after her third baby was born. Yoga gave her the physical and spiritual tools she needed, and she experienced more patience, calmness, kindness and love since she started practicing and teaching. Kristen shares what she’s learned and serves others. Her classes are infused with philosophy and movement that makes sense. She teaches a fun and sweaty flow inspired by her teachers: Jason Crandell and the amazing leaders at Powerflow Yoga in New Jersey. She also studied yoga as therapy and works with underserved populations. When... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sangha Space

2:00pm

From Beginning to Beyond - Opening and Operating Yoga Studio with Ease
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Maria Turco, CEO and co-founder Honor Yoga brand as she shares her wisdom, vision, and proven model for opening a yoga studio positioned for financial and “spiritual” success. Maria will guide you through the step by step process she has created to bring a studio from an idea and a dream to a living and breathing business poised for long-term sustainability. She’ll share her step by step strategy for creating a business plan and participants will work through exercises in financial planning, marketing, and strategizing. The result, you’ll leave confident and prepared to build a thriving studio business grounded in Maria’s wisdom, experience, and trusted practices.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Turco

Maria Turco

Maria Turco is a welcoming presence, leading her business with vision and purpose, but also with humility and understanding. Here is a leader inspired by the community she is creating and serves, whose daily mantra is to motivate, support, and guide her Honor family. Maria made h... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sutton South

2:00pm

Going Global: Simplify Yoga Retreat Planning and Give Back to Local Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Travel can change the world. The dream of becoming a traveling yogi is within your reach if you view the concept as a business. Creating a strategic plan will help clarify your vision to attract what you really want. Exotic journeys are not as complicated as you think; in fact, it's a holistic growth of the yogic experience. Join CarolAna Dimopoulos, president of Learning Journeys and Global Wellness Travel Ambassador to learn how to raise your vibe, grow your business or practice, see the world, and give back through hosting or joining a yoga retreat.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Dimopoulos

Carol Dimopoulos

CarolAna Dimopoulos is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Yoga 4 Cancer (y4c). Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the foundations of yoga philosophy, meditation and holistic lifestyle, all... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regent

2:00pm

The Ayurvedic Kitchen
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Chef Richard LaMarita, Chef Instructor at Natural Gourmet Institute and 35-year practitioner of Ayurveda trained through the Maharishi Ayurveda organization, for a 3-hour workshop on Ayurvedic Cuisine.

In this workshop, we will focus on the definition of health in Ayurveda as it relates to Ayurvedic cuisine. We will look in depth at the 6 tastes according to Ayurveda — sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent and pungent, and sample foods in each category to help recognize and understand each specific Ayurvedic taste. We will also explore how to strengthen digestion, or “agni”, and eliminate bodily toxins, or “ama,” as well as talk about the process of eating in regards to becoming more mindful of our eating habits.


Speakers
avatar for Richard LaMarita

Richard LaMarita

Richard LaMarita is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has been a Chef Instructor since 1986. He has worked in many popular restaurants in NYC, including Tabla. He has been practicing and studying Ayurveda for 35 years. He holds a Master's Degree from Maharishi... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Morgan

2:00pm

Purify, Purpose, and Participation
Limited Capacity seats available

To step fully into our power and activate change requires stamina, both physically and mentally. When our bodies are fatigued, because of environmental or emotional stressors, it can influence the way we experience the world and our place within it. Being a part of the change requires action and presence. Join Seane for this purifying experience for the body, mind, and spirit. In this workshop we will do Sun Salutations A and B, detoxifying standing sequences, inverted poses, breathing exercises, and a restorative cool down. The yoga sequences in this workshop will utilize three internal components for cleansing: abdominal compression, decompression, and twists. This intensive is designed to help us identity, reconcile, and heal restrictive emotional patterns and physical imbalances in our mind/body and set new intentions to clear a pathway toward heart-filled purpose. This workshop is for multi-levels, but will be challenging, be provocative, and create heat.

Some discussion, mostly asana.

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 April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Rhinelander

2:00pm

The Razor’s Edge
Limited Capacity seats available

Living on the edge can be precarious. But it is in that very spot—the gap between knowing and not knowing, coming and going, understanding and confusion that transformation and insight are vividly illuminated. Within our yoga practice we find tools to honestly work the edge of sensation, form, emotion and thought so postures become a meditation in motion that support the inevitable challenges and changes we encounter in everyday life. In this half-day workshop we’ll work with asana, pranayama and meditation to drop into the edge of sensation and change.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968, beginning with one simple sitting posture in the Zen tradition. He spent nine years in Asia studying yoga asana, Sufism, Sanskrit language, and Indian philosophical texts, contextualizing them within the turbulent political t... Read More →
avatar for Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971, soon after she came home from France with a grande diplôme from Julia Child’s cooking school, L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes. She found yoga at first a means of finding equanimity during the stress of University, and it was that thread of balance that got her hooked. It was not until 1988 and finding her primary teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system that she experienced the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have on all aspects of life. She continues to study and practice yoga and Buddhist teachings with great enthusiasm and inquisitiveness, with an eye on how the residue that is produced on the mat (and cushion) through these teachings informs and supports all aspects of everyday life.Mary travels and teaches with her husband Richard Freeman and also within the caregiver and hospital setting as part of the core faculty of the Being with Dying program (Upaya Zen Center) and the Urban Zen... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Gramercy West

2:30pm

Exclusive mentoring session included in the Art Of Teaching training.
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: THE ART OF TEACHING YOGA.
Exclusive mentoring session included in the Art Of Teaching training. 

Speakers
avatar for Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Coral Brown is a licensed mental health counselor who draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the process of healing and transformation. Coral is a senior Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher and has also trained in... 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 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 teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she’s graced the covers of Yoga Journal (U.S and Japan) and Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. She’s also featured in both Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga” and Linda Sparrowe’s “Yoga at Home”. She’s written for Origin & Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal, serves on the advisory board for The Art of Yoga Project and is a teacher on... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Sutton Center

3:00pm

Find your Haven
Limited Capacity seats available

NYC's top yoga studio & yoga apparel company come together to help you find your HAVEN. Join Guillaume Brun of MODO Yoga NYC and HAVEN Collective for a class that is all about balance. The first half is a Modo style flow, followed by a Yin style extended floor series to fully relax and rejuvenate the whole self.

Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Brun

Guillaume Brun

Guillaume is a Modo Yoga certified teacher (Level 1 & 2), a Yin certified teacher, and completed a teacher training in the Iyengar tradition with Hart Lazer in Montreal. Guillaume’s journey into yoga started in the spring of 2007, at a time of a significant career and lifestyle c... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangha Space

3:30pm

Hip Openers, Twists, and Forward Bends
Limited Capacity seats available

Mobilizing and strengthening the hips is critical for a stable pelvis and emotional equanimity. Opening the hips enhances the sitting position, which in turn helps with the stability of the foundation for twists. Twists release the spine, thereby freeing it for forward bends. Aadil will progressively teach hip openers to seated twists to bring the vital force from the pelvis up towards the heart, and end in forward bends to soothe the nerves and calm the intellect.

Bring a strap, block, and blanket.

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 fir... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sutton South

3:30pm

The Tantra of Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Meditation is the path to the pinnacle of yoga. Tantra’s approach to meditation is widely varied, offering unique approaches as well as tried and true methods—all of which make it as practical as it is far-reaching, as systematic as it is sublime. Through practice, theory and discussion we explore the richness and diversity of the tantric tradition’s approach to meditation. During the course you will be guided into three distinct practices, providing you first-hand experience and insight into its diversity and processes. You will learn about the four principle intentions of meditation and the practices that provide access to each. You will experience the three stages of practice and their corresponding “sites” in the body. You will learn how to advance and shape your practice to fulfill your individual needs or the needs of your students. All levels welcome.

Props recommended: A blanket or meditation cushion.


Speakers
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of the newly released book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, Tantra, and m... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Regent

3:30pm

Twist and Cleanse
Limited Capacity seats available

Twists are an amazing group of poses that can be practiced in a variety of positions with multiple effects. By awakening the mid and upper back, they are powerful tools for preparing us for backbends and inversions. They are also wonderful counter poses that provide a cooling and neutralizing effect on the body and mind. In this workshop, we will explore the full range of twists—from standing, sitting, and supine, with special attention on their unique healing powers to increase awareness and mobility in the thoracic spine area. With their tremendous ability to heat and cool the body, twists are essential for detoxification and renewal.

Bring a block and blanket.

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... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Murray Hill

3:30pm

Twist, Twists, and Untwist
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga asanas that involve twisting the body are vital to your practice and to your health and wellness. Learn how to twist from your toes to the crown of your head and learn how to maximize your twists through superior sequencing and subtle instruction. Then, understand how to return to greater symmetry by using the right symmetrical poses to cool down and prepare for a significant savasana. For intermediate and advanced students.

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... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Beekman/Sutton North

3:30pm

WaveRider: Flowing Through the Six Qualities of Consciousness
Limited Capacity seats available

Every moment is a bold opportunity to align yourself with the intelligence of nature, known as the qualities of consciousness. It's time awaken the internal wave rider—the part of us that knows how to flow with all the different currents of life. An engaging mixture of lecture and movement, this workshop offers empowering yogic wisdom that enables you to take hold and take charge of your own existence.

Speakers
avatar for Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga, has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Yoga + Health, and was named “one of the 7 yoga teachers who have changed the practice of yoga”. Her vibrant style as a life coach trainer; yo... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Gibson

4:15pm

Feel-Radiant Yoga Flow (and Fresh Tea)
Limited Capacity seats available

This rejuvenating breath-focused dynamic flow and meditation class will help you transition from a hectic week into a weekend of bliss. After your much-deserved sav-ahh-sana, you’ll solidify your newfound radiance with a few minutes to enjoy a complimentary cup of Rishi tea. 

Speakers
avatar for Ally Bogard

Ally Bogard

For the past 13 years, Ally has led classes, retreats, alignment immersions, and 200/500 hour teacher trainings for dedicated students and teachers throughout the world. Co-owner of Gaiatri Yoga she teaches with an emphasis on thoughtful alignment and sequencing to allow the phys... Read More →



Saturday April 22, 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 April 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sangha Space

8:00pm

Sound Off™ Submerge: Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Bath Savasana
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Saturday Night Sound Off Submerge.

Ride the wave of renewal with Sound Off™ Submerge - an invigorating blend of guided vinyasa, yoga nidra, and a sound bath savasana using Sound Off headphones. This 90-minute pow-wow led by Lindsey Valdez is designed to reduce stress and anxiety. Sound Off headphones allow you to hear Lindsey's voice perfectly over DJ Miss Behavior's curated deep house soundscape. Alex Falk of Atonal Meditation will draw a gentle yet powerful sound bath using Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, and tuning forks. This meditative musicale will arouse theta and beta brain waves to support the natural process of healing in the mind and body. Dive deep into your own awakening with this soothing, sonic experience.


Speakers
avatar for DJ Miss Behavior

DJ Miss Behavior

Jamie Pabst is a DJ based in NYC and founder of Miss Behavior Music. While having a career in finance, she started working and researching the behavioral components and neuroscience behind music and sound to harness music's most powerful impact on physiology. She is a firm believ... Read More →
avatar for Alex Falk

Alex Falk

Alex Falk, founder of Atonal meditation, is a certified sound therapy practitioner, musician, | educator and substance abuse/ violence prevention counselor for the New York City Board of Education. In 2013, Alex began facilitating public sound baths and large scale meditation eve... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Valdez

Lindsey Valdez

A lifelong athlete, dancer, and lover of the outdoors, Lindsey Valdez found a strong attraction to Yoga. After moving to New York City in 2007 to pursue a career in hospitality, the Yoga studio served as her equalizer to help her find balance amidst the buzzing city life. Her passion for travel and Yoga led her to India to dive deeper into her practice, and awakened her desire to teach and share Yoga with others. Lindsey transitioned from her hospitality career to pursue her passion for Yoga, and has been teaching in New York City and beyond for the past five years. Lindsey loves linking movement with music and believes in the power of sound therapy in her Yoga flows. She joined forces with Sound... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Beekman/Sutton North
  • Activity Level Flow
 
Sunday, April 23
 

7:00am

Morning Meditation: Tune Up Your Day with Alan and Sarah Finger
Limited Capacity seats available

Craft your morning ritual with Yoga on Gaia. Begin every day connected and energized.

These signature ISHTA meditations are led by Yogirajas Alan Finger and Sarah Platt-Finger. Simple, pre-meditative postures are used to prepare the physical and subtle body, while the ancient tools of pranayama (breath work), Kriya (visualization), and mantra (sound) are used to still the mind. These classes will leave you feeling empowered, centered, and more in tune with your authentic self. Open to all levels.
 

Speakers
avatar for Alan Finger

Alan Finger

Alan Finger, South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master, began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father, Mani Finger, and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga, which integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation, and healing... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Finger

Sarah Finger

Sarah Platt-Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga and the private yoga teacher of Deepak Chopra. She teaches trainings, workshops, and retreats internationally with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger. Sarah is a featured teacher on Yoga U Online as well as Jiyo, a revolutionary... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 7:00am - 7:30am
Beekman/Sutton North

8:00am

Breath, Roots, and Core
Limited Capacity seats available

When breath and movement are coordinated, we settle in. We move deeper into our center and heart. When we root down and connect with the earth, we begin to discover a profound sense of relaxation within ourselves. Breath, Roots and Core are the foundation of asana practice. Come explore and fine-tune your understanding of these principles. See how the coordination of Breath, Roots, and Core brings about a deep sense of concentration and frees us to settle into our true nature. Mostly asana. Bring a block.

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... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Beekman/Sutton North
  • Activity Level Flow

8:00am

Chakra Vinyasa: From Detox to Freedom
Limited Capacity seats available

Tantric Hatha Yoga maps a complete journey, from purification to spiritual awakening. In this class we cover the entire spectrum, focusing on the tradition’s most essential teaching on mastering both the inner and outer universe. We’ll churn the body to stoke vital force and then access a vision of the highest. In addition to asana, bandha, and mudra, there’ll be some chanting as well as kriya and tantric meditation techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of the newly released book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, Tantra, and m... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Gramercy West
  • Activity Level Flow

8:00am

Yoga in the 21st Century: Purpose, Participation, and Activating Change from the Inside Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Manifesting peace requires action and a willingness to replicate all that we learn on the mat—including strength, grounding, flexibility—so as to create a world that is free, fair, equal and peace-filled for ALL. Although it can be challenging to maintain a conscious and holistic perspective in a world that often seems to support violence over peace and corruption over truth, WE must do all that we can to put our practice into action in all that we say, do, and create. We can’t necessarily change the world around us, but we can change the ways in which we engage and participate in this world. This is conscious engagement. This is empowered activation. And if we can commit to these actions in our own life, then this is the way we revolutionize the world! Join Seane for this special and thought-provoking intermediate level class.

Discussion, reflection, asana. 

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 →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Rhinelander

8:00am

Yoga Nerd: Shoulder Anatomy and Your Practice 
Limited Capacity seats available

Taking the time to understand the structure of your shoulders is a game changer for a long-term yoga practice. After an enthusiastic anatomical overview of the shoulder girdle, Amy will help you align more effectively in chest- and quad-opening poses, standing poses, sun salutations, and backbends while holistically addressing common injuries such as rotator cuff, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Open to all levels.

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 Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Murray Hill

9:00am

Expanding our Body Map: Pathways to Emotional Balance, Pain Regulation, and Vibrant Aging
Limited Capacity seats available

Our brain contains a own body map, a mental representation of the body and its functions. But this isn't just about neural real estate; our body map plays a key role in emotional regulation, pain modulation, quality of life, and aging. In this half-day workshop, we'll explore the science behind body maps as it relates to these key areas of well-being. We'll examine the forces that diminish our body map, including movement amnesia, practice patterns, and the social norms and language of yoga. And we'll experience several ways to expand our brain's body mapping system, and plant seeds for its future growth, through a body map-enriching, vinyasa-inspired, movement-infused yoga practice; a connective-tissue hydrating mini-practice; therapeutic variations on savasana and restorative yoga, and embodied approaches to meditation.

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 ma... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Sutton South

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.

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 April 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Regent

9:00am

Alleviating Aches & Pains with Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

What is pain? Pain is your body telling you that something is wrong so you can make necessary changes. Pain informs you to modify your environment, change your thoughts and feelings, and revaluate your body mechanics and your nutrition. One of the most powerful aspects of yoga is its ability to alleviate pain, be it physical, mental or emotional. Learn the common reasons behind specific types of pain in the body and how asana, meditation, nutrition and lifestyle can make pain disappear! Come and empower yourself to become your own healer. You will learn specific Purna Yoga techniques to relieve neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain; how to strengthen these joints; and how to prevent future pain.

Bring a strap, a block and one blanket.

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 fir... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Morgan

9:00am

Teaching Arm Balances and Inversions Safely and Skillfully
Limited Capacity seats available

The prevalence of arm balances and inversions in modern yoga has risen sharply with the potency of social media. As the interests in these postures has increased, more and more students expect them to be included in most classes. This full-day intensive is designed to provide yoga teachers with the ability to teach arm balances and inversions safely, effectively, and progressively. You will learn a categorization system that organizes arm balances and inversions into 8 families: “Side Plank Family,” “Bakasana Family,” “Pick Up and Lift Off Family,” “Hip and Hamstring Family” “Handstand Family,” “Forearm Balance Family,” “Headstand Family,” and “Shoulderstand Family.” By learning the families of arm balances, you will be able to break down every posture within these families and teach them more effectively and safely to your students. You’ll also learn to become more proficient in these postures in your personal practice.

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 Journa... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sutton Center

10:05am

Yoga for Rebels: A Courageous Practice of (Peaceful) Political Warfare
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga is not meant follow the rules. It is a powerful system of the body, mind, and spirit designed to disrupt old patterns of limitation and transform them into innovation and possibility. This workshop will cut to the "core" of who we are and what we stand for. Together, we will explore the “practice of politics” and cultivate the courage to engage boldly in the issues that impact the wellbeing of people and planet. #yogaforrebels #votewell #everyonewell

Speakers
avatar for Kerri Kelly

Kerri Kelly

Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the wellbeing community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9-11, when she lost her fireman step-dad in the towers. She quickly discovered the power of yoga and mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing, but as a catalyst for collective change. Since then, Kerri has worked passionately across communities to fight for justice and wellbeing. Kerri is recognized for her work to bridge personal practice with social change and politics... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 10:05am - 11:05am
Sangha Space

10:30am

Book Signing with Rod Stryker
Speakers
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of the newly released book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, Tantra, and m... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Yoga Market: Greenlight Book Store Booth

11:00am

Anahata Chakra Flow: When Love Leads, Peace Is Inevitable
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 fourth 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, forgiveness, 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. All levels.

Practice and discussion. 

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 →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Rhinelander

11:00am

Creating Malas and Miracles with Satya
Limited Capacity filling up

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.

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 tr... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Murray Hill

11:00am

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Backbends
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all yogis who dislike backbends (but secretly want to enjoy them)! We all deserve happiness in our pursuit of backbends, and this workshop is here to grant you those rights. Backbends can be glorious poses when done correctly. They open the heart, shoulders, and idea of what is possible. This workshop will break down the basic alignment and cues to keep our bodies safe and happy. We'll use partner work and hands-on adjustments to deepen our awareness and posture, and attempt a few backbends that are rarely seen in flow classes.

Bring two blocks and a strap.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author known for her accessibility, humor, and ability to empower her students through her message, “aim true.” The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Dram... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Beekman/Sutton North
  • Activity Level Flow

11:00am

Serpentine Spine
Limited Capacity filling up

A deep vinyasa practice uses the coiling patterns of the internal breath to move in and out of postures and to refine and unfold the posture along the central channel of the spine. This little known and delightful part of the vinyasa approach is invigorating, enjoyable and truly restorative. In this class we will discover these subtle yet basic movements that will transform and deepen any level of practice. For Intermediate students.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968, beginning with one simple sitting posture in the Zen tradition. He spent nine years in Asia studying yoga asana, Sufism, Sanskrit language, and Indian philosophical texts, contextualizing them within the turbulent political t... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gibson

11:00am

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

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 0.2 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 teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she’s graced the covers of Yoga Journal (U.S and Japan) and Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. She’s also featured in both Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga” and Linda Sparrowe’s “Yoga at Home”. She’s written for Origin & Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal, serves on the advisory board for The Art of Yoga Project and is a teacher on... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Clinton

11:15am

Lotus Flow with Kenny Frisby
Limited Capacity seats available

The key to you feeling more FREE is to tap into the source of continuous flow within one's self. In this Community class, Laughing Lotus' Kenny Frisby will guide you on a liberating journey of body, breath, and soul! This class is open to ALL who long to be HAPPY and FREE! Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu!

Speakers
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Kenny Frisby

Kenny teaches a uniquely creative vinyasa class that connects you to feeling boundless and free-spirited. Kenny’s caring and intelligent teaching style makes yoga relatable, fun, and transformative for all levels of modern-day Yogis. Combining his passion for movement, spiritua... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sangha Space

11:30am

Book Signing with Alan Finger
Speakers
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Alan Finger

Alan Finger, South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master, began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father, Mani Finger, and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga, which integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation, and healing... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Yoga Market: Greenlight Book Store Booth

12:30pm

Tranquil, Resilient, & Serene: Yoga for Stress with Amy Ippoliti
Limited Capacity seats available

Resilience is our innate ability to adapt when we’re faced with stress and adversity. Yoga won’t make stress stop but it will help you get better at bouncing back and not letting little things bother you as much. Enjoy a nourishing practice with Amy Ippoliti and the team at Gaia Herbs, designed to help you keep things in perspective and accept that change is part of life.

Speakers
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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 Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sangha Space

1:00pm

Book Signing with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
Speakers
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Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968, beginning with one simple sitting posture in the Zen tradition. He spent nine years in Asia studying yoga asana, Sufism, Sanskrit language, and Indian philosophical texts, contextualizing them within the turbulent political t... Read More →
avatar for Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971, soon after she came home from France with a grande diplôme from Julia Child’s cooking school, L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes. She found yoga at first a means of finding equanimity during the stress of University, and it was that thread of balance that got her hooked. It was not until 1988 and finding her primary teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system that she experienced the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have on all aspects of life. She continues to study and practice yoga and Buddhist teachings with great enthusiasm and inquisitiveness, with an eye on how the residue that is produced on the mat (and cushion) through these teachings informs and supports all aspects of everyday life.Mary travels and teaches with her husband Richard Freeman and also within the caregiver and hospital setting as part of the core faculty of the Being with Dying program (Upaya Zen Center) and the Urban Zen... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Yoga Market: Greenlight Book Store Booth

1:45pm

Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Core Focus
Limited Capacity seats available

A dynamic Vinyasa flow engaging the mula bandha, building strength and energy. This energetic flow will focus in on our core, building strength with pelvic engagement and awareness. Come recharge the body in this uplifting Vinyasa flow set to upbeat music! Plus, the first 50 yogis to RSVP will receive a special fitness-inspired swag bag, courtesy of Depend!©

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Haines

Suzie Haines

Suzie Haines began her fitness career at an early age, while growing up on a lake water skiing, competitive dancing, running, cycling and hiking. As a young adult her interest in a life of helping others transform the body and mind into one of health and fitness was sparked and there was no turning back. Now with a family and owning a bustling Yoga and Personal Trainer business, the 20 + years of being involved in the wellness industry, which includes certifications from the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer, a Mind and Body Specialist, a certified YogaFit instructor specializing in YogaFit for Seniors, has allowed her to enrich... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sangha Space

2:00pm

Book Signing with Amy Ippoliti
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 Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Yoga Market: Greenlight Book Store Booth

2:00pm

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 o... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rhinelander

2:00pm

Yoga Talks Live! The Future of Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

A lot can happen in a year… surprises abound. What surprises are in store for the future of the yoga industry? What resources are available for you as a yoga teacher, studio owner, business or non-profit? How will you use this information to craft a fulfilling life in the yoga world? Join Brooklyn-based yoga hero J. Brown for a candid conversation with Yoga Alliance® Chief Ambassador, Andrew Tanner, as they discuss the most important trends and changes they expect to see in the yoga industry and how that relates to YOU! 

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... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sutton South

2:00pm

Yoga Nidra in Practice and Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

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. So much of life is discharging energy. Yoga Nidra, or Psychic Sleep, is an opportunity to recharge, rejuvenate, heal, and repair. In this workshop, you'll discover practices designed to compliment and enhance this practice, as well as practical guidance for practice and sharing this guided form of meditation. The session includes two complete Yoga Nidra sessions. All levels welcome, though some experience recommended.

No special clothes, mats or props are required for practice.
Yoga Nidra, pranayama, and lecture.

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 w... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Regent

2:00pm

Yoga of Fulfillment
Limited Capacity seats available

Fulfilling your unique destiny is more precious and more important than any other endeavor, according to the ancient teachings. The Yoga tradition provides incredible insight into the process for achieving a life of true happiness and success. According to the ancient tradition, a life of real meaning and purpose is realized only after you know the answers to your life’s most vital questions and then, become courageous enough to live those answers. This is the subject matter of Rod’s book, The Four Desires. In this session, Rod will outline a practical and powerful approach to truly embodying the highest principles of Yoga, providing the key teachings for achieving spiritual as well as worldly fulfillment. Through discussion and journaling exercises, you will touch upon finding your soul’s purpose, the keys to happiness, the spiritual principles of shaping destiny and achieving lasting freedom. Bring a journal and pen. No asana.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga and the author of the newly released book The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. Rod is widely considered to be one of the West's leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, Tantra, and m... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Murray Hill

2:30pm

Exclusive mentoring session included in the Art Of Teaching training.
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: THE ART OF TEACHING YOGA.
Exclusive mentoring session included in the Art Of Teaching training. 

Speakers
avatar for Coral Brown

Coral Brown

Coral Brown is a licensed mental health counselor who draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the process of healing and transformation. Coral is a senior Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher and has also trained in... 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 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 teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she’s graced the covers of Yoga Journal (U.S and Japan) and Yoga International Magazine as well as appearing in many of their articles. She’s also featured in both Kathryn Budig’s book “Women’s Health: The Big Book of Yoga” and Linda Sparrowe’s “Yoga at Home”. She’s written for Origin & Mantra Magazine and Yoga Journal, serves on the advisory board for The Art of Yoga Project and is a teacher on... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Clinton

3:00pm

A Healing Chakra Practice with ISHTA Yoga's Mona Anand
Experience a healing practice to break through unresolved trauma so you can wind down your weekend in peace. Don’t miss this community class led by Mona Anand, ISHTA Yoga’s senior teacher trainer, known for her signature Restorative, Yoga Nidra, and chakra-balancing practices. Join us as we practice in honor of Exhale to Inhale, a non-profit organization that empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to reclaim their lives through the healing practice of yoga. The class will focus on balancing swadhishtana chakra which is the energy center that governs our relationship with the world we take in through our senses, (our likes and dislikes) and the sensations and feelings that reside in our bodies. The practice will include slow gentle vinyasa with a focus on the hips which is where are feelings reside in the body. Pranayama, visualizations, and a short yoga nidra will be integrated into the practice to help release blocked feelings and memories and induce a deep state of relaxation.

Speakers
avatar for Mona Anand

Mona Anand

Mona Anand (E-RYT 500) grew up in Mumbai, India where she was first introduced to yoga. She is a Yogiraj or Yoga Master in the ISHTA lineage and a Senior Trainer in ISHTA’s 500 Hour teacher trainings. Mona has developed her own yoga nidra specialty trainings, “Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangha Space

3:30pm

Come As You Are: A Workshop to Empower You to Connect to Your Authentic Self
Limited Capacity seats available

The Tantric practice sees all aspects of life as a form of consciousness. Inherent in each being is a divine spark that is perfection at its essence. As we grow and develop, we lose that sense of connection to our most authentic self and believe that we have to become someone or something better than who we are internally. In this workshop, Sarah will create a safe space for you to start to look at that narrative of “not good enough” and apply a new paradigm using Tantric tools and techniques. Learn to welcome the present moment as it is, experiencing images, sensations, thoughts, and emotions not as barriers to pure consciousness, but as pathways to enhancing it.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Finger

Sarah Finger

Sarah Platt-Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga and the private yoga teacher of Deepak Chopra. She teaches trainings, workshops, and retreats internationally with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger. Sarah is a featured teacher on Yoga U Online as well as Jiyo, a revolutionary... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sutton South

3:30pm

Ganesh’s Secret to Life: Go for the Goods!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ganesh is the most recognizable of the Hindu deities, with his unmistakable elephant head and pot-bellied human body. His peculiar physique and unique iconography have long been a source of inspiration for all who must come to terms with their bodies and accept themselves. In this workshop, Amy will weave teachings about self-love, the importance of good boundaries, and Ganesh’s biggest secret for living the good life. Through a broad sequence of challenging balancing poses and arm balances, leave with a new sense of self and freedom! Open to all levels.

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 Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Gramercy West
  • Activity Level Flow

3:30pm

Radiance Sutra Flow: The Movement of Desire
Limited Capacity seats available

Desire is the evolutionary impulse moving through us, and it can fuel our inner spark and radiance. Celebrate the experience of being alive in this rejuvenating, refreshing meditation in motion. Guided by dynamic vinyasa flow, contemporary perspectives on time-honored yoga philosophy, and the wisdom of the Radiance Sutras, you learn to trust your body's inherent wisdom, and savor each new moment as it arises with fresh possibilities and vibrant confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga, has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Yoga + Health, and was named “one of the 7 yoga teachers who have changed the practice of yoga”. Her vibrant style as a life coach trainer; yo... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Gibson

3:30pm

The Hero’s Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

Love adventure and rich stories about heroes, villains and mystical creatures? Take this vinyasa flow class inspired by the journey of the hero! From battling warrior poses to flying monkeys of Oz, from mystical arm balances to the enchantment of backbends—this class aims to challenge. Enjoy this whimsical blend of story and yoga—ranging from Hindu myth to the Brothers Grimm—that will evoke laughter, creativity, and the beauty of story. Bring a block.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author known for her accessibility, humor, and ability to empower her students through her message, “aim true.” The Kansas native graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in English and Dram... 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 o... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Rhinelander

3:30pm

Wake up Your Heart, Throat and Palate: The Finishing Postures
Limited Capacity seats available

No matter how rigorous or relaxed your asana practice is, without a solid, well balanced finishing sequence, you’re missing out because your asana does not directly serve meditation and pranayama practice. In this class we will explore the subtle internal forms of classic finishing postures, in particular within the heart, throat and palate, that open deep sensation patterns to naturally induce a meditative state.  For Intermediate and Advanced students.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968, beginning with one simple sitting posture in the Zen tradition. He spent nine years in Asia studying yoga asana, Sufism, Sanskrit language, and Indian philosophical texts, contextualizing them within the turbulent political t... Read More →



Sunday April 23, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Beekman/Sutton North

4:15pm

Lyons Den Power Yoga Flow with John Murray
Limited Capacity seats available

Fuel your inner fire in this invigorating class, which mixes it up with creative variations on the signature Baptiste “Journey into Power” sequence. Get ready to roar on and off the mat as you recharge your mind, stimulate your body, and reach toward your highest level of consciousness and physical awareness.

Speakers
avatar for John Murray

John Murray

John Murray, co-founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga in New York City, seeks to to empower his students to live boldly and courageously, both on and off the mat. John has been teaching in NYC exclusively at The Den for the past three years, after completing 200+ hours of training with Baron Baptiste, Paige Elenson and the Baptiste Institute. In addition to his yoga training, John brings a wealth of leadership experience in "the real world" to the mat. John has run some of New York... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Sangha Space

5:45pm

13 HANDS - SOUND MEDITATION, KIRTAN & TRIBAL FINALE
Limited Capacity seats available

13 HANDS, aka DALIEN will be on hand to conclude this years conference with a celebratory finale of sound meditation, chant, songs and community!  He happens to play over 30 instruments and will start by offering a gratitude intention/sound meditation with Native Flute, Hang Drums, primordial voice channeling, ambient loops, guitars and percussion.  Then DALIEN's joyful spirit will segue way us into some kirtan and interactive song to honor this years conference experience to honor of all the yoga, education, connecting, community and healing experienced.  It will an awesome, fun-filled, celebration of Yoga Journal's 20th year of holding these conferences!

 


Speakers
avatar for DALIEN, aka 13 HANDS

DALIEN, aka 13 HANDS

DALIEN, aka 13 HANDS is a 2 time Grammy nominee, professor of yoga at Montclair State University and a Sacred Sound/ Shamanic wellness practitioner integrating yoga, wellness and vibrational/sound healing application. Also a Kirtan Wallah, he has 15 albums, plays over 30 instrum... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Gramercy West
 
Monday, April 24
 

8:00am

Reiki Level 1 Training: Learn to Heal with Touch
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Monday Reiki Workshop.
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 www.yogajournal.com/events/ny

Speakers
avatar for Keely Garfield

Keely Garfield

Keely Rakushin Garfield joyfully participates in the great body of the world in the fields of arts and wellness. A spirit of philosophical inquiry and compassionate concern are at the heart of all her endeavors. Keely is a E-RYT 800 yoga instructor, Senior Urban Zen Integrative Therapist (UZIT), Reiki Master, hospice caregiver, and a Zen Meditation teacher lay-ordained in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition. She is also an acclaimed choreographer and dancer with her company Keely Garfield Dance, and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow. Combining her knowledge of movement, yoga, yoga therapy, meditation, breath awareness, aromatherapy, Reiki, and contemplative care practices... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Hennessy

Barbara Hennessy

Barbara Hennessy has been teaching yoga for 12 years. Her teacher training certifications are with OM Yoga, Relax and Renew, and Urban Zen. | She is a Reiki Master, acquiring that level of teaching from Hyakuten Inamoto and Marcia Miller at Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio. Pamela Miles was her first teacher and inspiration and she received her Level 1 and Level 2 training with her. Barbara is a weekly volunteer offering Reiki and Urban Zen at The Retreat, a... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Murray Hill East

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.

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 Journa... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Gramercy West

9:00am

Asana and Pranayama
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the relationship between the architecture of asana and the absorption of Prana?  Can they be learned together? How do we learn the language of the breath and how does that inform us in Asana and Pranayama practice?  These are some of the question we will explore in this all day workshop!  Come join us in this provocative and necessary lesson in these two essential branches of Yoga.  All are welcome.

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... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Murray Hill West

9:00am

The Chakras and Optimal Living 
Limited Capacity seats available

The chakras are wheels of energy which act as the headquarters of each element that exist in our being: earth, water, fire, air, and space. The chakras govern every aspect of our being, from our physical body, to our glandular system, to our thoughts and emotions. In this workshop, Sarah and Alan will take you through a daylong immersion of the chakras through asana, visualization, sound, and meditation. See how these energy centers can serve to enhance and empower all aspects of your living.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Finger

Alan Finger

Alan Finger, South African Tantric and Kriya Yoga Master, began studying yoga at the age of 16 with his father, Mani Finger, and renowned swamis of the past century. Alan and Mani created ISHTA Yoga, which integrates breath-based flow yoga with alignment, meditation, and healing... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Finger

Sarah Finger

Sarah Platt-Finger is the co-founder of ISHTA Yoga and the private yoga teacher of Deepak Chopra. She teaches trainings, workshops, and retreats internationally with her husband, Yoga Master Alan Finger. Sarah is a featured teacher on Yoga U Online as well as Jiyo, a revolutionary... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Madison
  • Activity Level Flow

9:00am

The Power of Relationship
Limited Capacity seats available

Beneath any healthy relationship lies the foundation of a balanced expression of complimentary opposites. Through integrated and internally rooted yoga practice we learn to embody this type of broad based equilibrium that is then reflected not only in our yoga poses, but in our relationships with others and the world as a whole. In this all day workshop we explore just how a dynamic yet contemplative asana practice that is supported by pranayama and an understanding of the ethical underpinnings of yoga philosophy informs the way we find harmony in life.

Morning session will be a guided asana practice followed by meditation and chanting. The afternoon session will include a pranayama practice as well as a lecture and discussion of philosophy with time for Q&A.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968, beginning with one simple sitting posture in the Zen tradition. He spent nine years in Asia studying yoga asana, Sufism, Sanskrit language, and Indian philosophical texts, contextualizing them within the turbulent political t... Read More →
avatar for Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971, soon after she came home from France with a grande diplôme from Julia Child’s cooking school, L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes. She found yoga at first a means of finding equanimity during the stress of University, and it was that thread of balance that got her hooked. It was not until 1988 and finding her primary teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Ashtanga Vinyasa system that she experienced the profound and transformative impact that a dedicated and daily practice can have on all aspects of life. She continues to study and practice yoga and Buddhist teachings with great enthusiasm and inquisitiveness, with an eye on how the residue that is produced on the mat (and cushion) through these teachings informs and supports all aspects of everyday life.Mary travels and teaches with her husband Richard Freeman and also within the caregiver and hospital setting as part of the core faculty of the Being with Dying program (Upaya Zen Center) and the Urban Zen... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Clinton

1:30pm

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 half-day 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)!

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 Journal and Fit Yoga Magazine and has been featured in Self Magazine, New York Magazine, Allure (Korea), and Newsweek and on the front page of... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Gramercy West