Yoga Conference




Sunday | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Welcome Baptiste Power Flow Immersion

Join Baron Baptiste and the Baptiste team at the opening yoga class to launch the Baptiste Power Flow Immersion.




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Monday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Restoration Class with Baron Baptiste

Explore the softer side of the Baptiste Yoga practice in this all-levels asana class with deep and healing restorative poses. Based on the Baptiste Journey into Power flow, this slower vinyasa practice invites you to go inward, release, and rejuvenate. Come, open up, and experience Baptiste Yoga in a new way.




Tuesday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Conversation with Baron Baptiste & Dan Nevins - "What Is Holding You Back from Stepping into Your Power?"

Explore what blocks you from fully stepping into your power now. Discover for yourself your resistance to a fully expressed life and learn tools that result in new power, strength and vitality. Join Baron Baptiste and Dan Nevins, Director of Warriors Speak, for an engaging conversation that will wake up you up to new pathways and possibilities in your life.




Wednesday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Art of Playfulness: A Yoga Class with Baron Baptiste & Friends

Fully express yourself and celebrate Baptiste Yoga with Africa Yoga Project teachers from Nairobi, Kenya. Come play with us and experience an energetic class that will leave you feeling light, vibrant and alive.

This benefit event for Africa Yoga Project is open to all. Donations will be accepted.




Thursday | 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The Heart of Devotion

In this intimate workshop setting, you will experience Krishna Das's unique, down-to-earth understanding of the many challenges we face on the spiritual path: the buildup of fear, anxiety, stress, judgment, and negative emotions. Whether you are just starting a spiritual practice or are a lifelong practitioner, you'll gain great insight into the journey of walking through life with an open heart. The workshops revolve around questions from participants, and often include discussion about life and the spiritual path, stories about Krishna Das's Guru, Maharaj-ji, readings from spiritual traditions, and insights about how to use practice to develop awareness of the obstacles around your innate sense of well-being.

There will be chairs available. If you'd like to sit on the floor, please bring something to sit on.

Discussion, storytelling, and chanting. $85 for attendees; $105 for general public.


Thursday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wild Blue Yonder: Playing With Potential with Kathryn Budig & Gina Caputo

Join spirited yoginis Kathryn Budig and Gina Caputo in this kickoff extravaganza class that encompasses the essence of our stunning surroundings: a little bit wild and a little bit serene. We'll laugh our way through an energetic flow that invites us to explore our own wildness, and then round it off with earthcentric hip openers that will lay an intrigued, grounded foundation for the fun ahead. We'll culminate in setting a collective intention that includes a commitment to exploring our potential for fun, fellowship, and illumination. We'll be accepting donations for Crossroads Ministry for ongoing flood relief and restoration in the Estes Park area.

This benefit event for Crossroads Ministry is open to all.




Friday | 7:00am - 7:40am
Morning Meditation with Mangala Norskog

Using ancient Sanskrit chanting and the practice of pratyahara, or withdrawing the senses from the outer world, this morning meditation is designed to calm the breath and mind, with the ongoing aim of developing peace within. Simple pranayama (breathing exercises) will be described, followed by a guided meditation to aid practitioners in developing a peaceful, one pointed state.

Open to all.


Friday | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Practice of Leadership: Power, Privilege & Practice

Join us for *The Practice of Leadership Series, conversations about conscious and compassionate leadership in the modern world. Together with community leaders, this session will explore issues of race, equality, and oppression with courage and mindfulness. An open and honest dialogue that gets at the heart of our practice, our role as conscious leaders and how to enable a community that is inclusive and accessible to all.

IN ATTENDANCE:

  • Jacoby Ballard, E-RYT 500, cofounder of Third Root Community Health Center
  • Tyrone Beverly, founder & executive director of Im'Unique
  • Lezlie Frye, RYT-200, Yoga Teacher, Anti-Oppression trainer
  • Chelsea Jackson, PhD, E-RYT, Chelsea Loves Yoga
  • Kerrie J. Kauer, PhD, visiting scholar (University of Pittsburgh), 200 RYT

MODERATED BY:
  • Hala Khouri, MA, E-RYT, cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World
  • Nikki Myers, MBA, yoga therapist, certified addictions recovery specialist


*Presented by Yoga Journal LIVE!, Off the Mat, Into the World, and lululemon athletica.


AcroYoga

Friday | 1:45pm - 2:15pm
AcroYoga Demo

Sit back and enjoy the acrobatic side of AcroYoga with performances to delight and inspire.


Friday | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Pre-LUNAFEST Wine & Cheese Reception

Open to all.


Friday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
LUNAFEST Film Festival

LUNAFEST, presented by LUNA, makers of The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, is a traveling film festival of notable and award-wining short films by, for, and about women. Established in 2000, LUNAFEST promotes women filmmakers, raises awareness for women's issues, and supports women's nonprofit organizations. Each season, films tour 150+ venues and screen in front of 20,000 people across the U.S. and Canada. 100% of LUNAFEST proceeds go to nonprofit organizations - 15% are donated to the Breast Cancer Fund, the leading national organization focused on preventing breast cancer before it starts, and 85% to local community nonprofits. To date, LUNAFEST has featured over 83 women filmmakers, raised over $363,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund and over $570,000 for nonprofit organizations.

Learn more about the films HERE

$10 requested donation


Friday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday Evening Classes

Wind down your Friday evening and choose your adventure: up-tempo with Rasa Lilasana; or slow down with Blissful Hip Openers or myofascial release with Unravel.

Roots Run Deep: Blissful Hip Openers with Gina Caputo
Unravel with Tiffany Cruikshank
Rasa Lilasana: Divine Play with Janet Stone

$25 attendees; $40 general public.




Saturday | 7:00am - 7:40am
Meditative Morning Walk with Dave Farmar

Connect to the stunning natural environment surrounding the YMCA campus with a series of meditative walks in which you will explore a different aspect of the Baptiste Yoga Methodology each morning. Prepare for your day ahead by emptying out and opening up to new possibilities. You are ready now to start walking a path of empowerment in your meditation practice and in your life!

Open to all. Easy hiking and meditation.


Saturday | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
CorePower Yoga Community Class with Emily Logsdon

Live Your Most Extraordinary Life
Find space for personal growth, self-discovery, and a greater connection with your authentic self as you move seamlessly through a series of dynamic yoga postures. This 60-minute power vinyasa class set to uplifting music will give you a chance to reconnect with your local yoga community via breath, movement, and intention. Have fun while you strengthen, balance, and detoxify your body and mind to live your most extraordinary life! All levels are welcome.

Open to all.


Saturday | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Leading with Authenticity in Challenging Moments

Authentic leadership is not based on a role, position or title. It is about bringing who you are to how you lead. This powerful approach to leadership is accessible to anyone who has the courage to show up, listen and engage fully. We all face challenging situations in which our authenticity, integrity, and courage are on the line. How do we typically respond in these moments? How do we want to respond? Based on in-depth interviews with business, non-profit and government leaders, and her own leadership experience, Susan Skjei will share essential practices that foster self-awareness, compassion and confidence in challenging times and can make all the difference in the moments that matter. In this experiential workshop, we will also explore how authentic leaders can contribute directly to organizational results by fostering trust and promoting learning when the "going gets tough." Leading with authenticity is a choice as well as a practice. Participants will learn how to develop the strength and confidence to show up authentically when it really counts and how to bring these skills into their lives and work.

Open to all.


Saturday | 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Meet Bhakti Chai

Join us to hear Bhakti Chair founder, Brook Eddy share her story.

Open to all.


AcroYoga

Saturday | 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Fly With AcroYoga

Take a break and join certified teachers and extraordinaires for a relaxing aerial massage and therapeutic flying. All levels welcome to enjoy and rejuvenate


Saturday | 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Happy Hour Event: "Stumbling Toward Samadhi" - a world premiere movie event

Natura WinesIndia is arguably the most vibrant and chaotic country in the world, where the extremes of humanity all mingle and collide in a tumultuous cascade of people, religions, cultures and ideas. Yet somewhere in the middle of it all, the western world searches for stillness and bliss.

Join the YogaSlackers (a bunch of yogic athletes as eclectic as mother India herself) as they embark on a journey to race an "auto rickshaw" smack dab through the middle of it all. Perhaps careening around at 30 mph on a glorified lawnmower isn't the best way to go about finding eternal peace...

Check out the trailer here

Light snacks and wine will be served. Open to all.


Saturday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Krishna Das Concert

Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga's "rock star." With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das--known to friends, family, and fans as KD--has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time. His latest album, Live Ananda, was Grammy-nominated for Best New Age 2012 album, and the documentary film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das is being screened around the United States and other countries this year. He is also the curator for Krishna Das Yoga Radio, channel 360, on SiriusXM radio.

"Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It's an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it's a way of being present in the moment."
-Krishna Das

There will be chairs available. If you'd like to sit on the floor, please bring something to sit on.

$30 for attendees
$35 for general public
$40 at the door


Click here for ticket information.






Sunday | 7:00am - 7:40am
Meditative Morning Walk with Dave Farmar

Connect to the stunning natural environment surrounding the YMCA campus with a series of meditative walks in which you will explore a different aspect of the Baptiste Yoga Methodology each morning. Prepare for your day ahead by emptying out and opening up to new possibilities. You are ready now to start walking a path of empowerment in your meditation practice and in your life!

Open to all. Easy hiking and meditation.


Sunday | 10:30am - 11:15am
Closing Event: Stretching Boundaries

Africa Yoga Project and team up to bring you a short video on the transformative power of yoga. Join us as Africa Yoga Project teachers and cofounder Paige Elenson demonstrate and guide us through movement and dance, celebrating closing of the conference. Watch, tap your feet, or shake your asana in this ancient tribal tradition of dancing through celebration. We guarantee you won't be able to stand still!

Open to all.