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Want to chant and sit, or move and sweat? Learn about anatomy, philosophy, or alignment? Study one style or dabble in many? You've come to the right place. At our signature Main Conference, choose from an array of workshops that will stimulate your mind and invigorate your body.

Choose one class in each of the seven sessions.

Friday, September 25th
 – Session 1
 – Session 2a or Session 2b
 – Session 3
Saturday, September 26th
 – Session 4
 – Session 5a or Session 5b
 – Session 6
Sunday, September 27th
 – Session 7




Thursday Evening Opening Keynote
{7:30pm}
Opening Keynote by T.K.V. Desikachar





Yoga for a Healthy Back
Instructor: Marla Apt
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1MAPT
mixed levels, therapeutic


Done mindfully, practicing yoga is an excellent tool for supporting the health of your back; it both relieves back pain and prevents future problems. Learn how to use your practice to strengthen, extend, align, and bring mobility to your back. Mostly asana.



Introduction to Shadow Yoga
Instructor: Scott Blossom
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1BLOS
intermediate, advanced


Shadow Yoga, founded by Zhander Remete, is a hatha yoga system that helps free the body of energetic obstructions and ignites your inner fire for healing and meditation. This practice consists of practicing spiraling, circular, and linear movements designed to integrate yoga asana, martial arts, South Indian dance, and Ayurvedic medicine. Active practice.



Tripsichore Sun Salutations
Instructor: Edward Clark
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1CLAR
intermediate


How do you float in a jump back or a jump forward? Want to learn how to change a Crow into a Headstand or even a Handstand? Learn some of the Tripsichore variations that are constructed to work on a variety of bandha principles. Mostly asana.



Introduction to Stretching: Physiology and Practice
Instructor: Roger Cole
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1COLE
mixed levels


Learn the basics of using stretch reflexes and other principles of physiology to safely and efficiently increase muscle length and strength. We'll alternate between physiological explanation and active practice. No prior knowledge of physiology needed. Two-thirds lecture and one-third asana practice.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



The Yoga of Breath and Mind
Instructor: T.K.V. Desikachar
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1DESI
mixed levels, contemplative


The ancient yogis studied the relationship between the breath and the mind in great detail and condensed their experiences in simple form for us to comprehend. Through the use of asana as a preparation for pranayama and meditation, we'll explore the subtle and powerful link between the breath and the mind. Lecture and practice.



The Neurobiology of the Spine: Your Central Intelligence Agency| CE
Instructor: Bo Forbes
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1FORB
mixed levels, therapeutic


Your spine houses your nervous system, acts as your energetic support system, and assimilates new learning. Using Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, learn how to promote spinal mobility, restore greater flow in the nervous system and enhance emotional balance. Bring a bolster or two to three blankets, a strap, an eye pillow, and two blocks. Asana, pranayama, restorative yoga, lecture.

CE credits offered for psychologists and social workers.
Elemental Yoga is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M1FORB) and its content. This program offers one CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two continuing education contact hours.



Anusara Yoga: Shoulder and Heart-Expanding Artistry
Instructor: Amy Ippoliti
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1IPPO
mixed levels


Go deeper and more easily into every pose by finding the key to the doors of your heart and learning to develop "tailbone prowess." Experience new levels of freedom, bliss, and self-expression. Our guides will be the Universal Principles of Alignment of Anusara Yoga and the Tantric practice of radical affirmation. Mostly asana.



The Discipline Series
Instructor: Jason Magness
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1MAGN
intermediate


Drawing heavily from the first, second, and third series of Ashtanga Yoga, the Discipline Series is designed to be an intense but approachable vinyasa sequence without all the "jump throughs" of traditional Ashtanga. Perfect for athletes wanting to incorporate yoga into their own regime or yogis wanting to build endurance with their practice. Mostly asana.



Yoga for Stiffies
Instructor: Martin McDougall
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1MCDO
mixed levels


Are you tired of wrestling with tight legs, tight hips, and even tighter shoulders? Does your Wheel look like a surfboard? Are you always wondering how yoga can help you? Well, look no further. Mostly asana.



Chant in Yoga Practice
Instructor: Sonia Nelson
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1NELS
mixed levels


Chanting is a powerful tool for uncovering and expressing the human spirit. As part of yoga practice, we can discover and influence new connections between body, mind, and breath, infusing our relationship to yoga with new vitality. Taught step by step through listening and response, pure sound and simple chants will be applied to asana, pranayama, and meditation.



A Magic Carpet Ride: A Fun Anusara Vinyasa Flow Practice
Instructor: Desirée Rumbaugh
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1RUMB
mixed levels


You'll love your vinyasa practice even more when you learn how the Universal Principles of Alignment can help you flow with Grace in an ever-expanding spiral toward your highest level of awareness in joy. Mostly asana.



Learning About Ourselves Through Assisting Others
Instructor: David Swenson
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1SWEN
continue your education


View your practice from a teacher's perspective. Develop an eye for alignment and energy flow in the asanas through hands-on adjusting techniques and partner work. You need not be a teacher to attend; there is much to learn about your own practice through assisting and observing others. Mostly asana with partner work.



Bhakti Flow
Instructor: Rusty Wells
Friday, September 25
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 1
Code: M1WELL
mixed levels


Experience Extreme Power Flow Yoga designed to take the seasoned practitioner to a new level. This challenging class, wrapped in love and devotion, will introduce students to Rusty's signature freestyle vinyasa class. A Bhakti Flow experience sets the stage for spontaneous meditation to occur. It is a prayer-filled dance to the Beloved. Come prepared to sing, sweat, and flow! Mostly asana.







Yoga for Your Neck and Shoulders
Instructor: Marla Apt
Friday, September 25
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 2a
Code: M2MAPT
mixed levels, therapeutic


Explore how to strengthen, stabilize, and increase flexibility in the delicate neck and shoulder region, including how to safely practice inversions. Those people with neck injuries can learn modifications for shoulder- and neck-related asanas and how to help support their healing with yoga. Mostly asana.



Tripsichore Inversions and Backbends
Instructor: Edward Clark
Friday, September 25
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 2a
Code: M2CLAR
advanced


Discover how to safely and confidently execute inverted postures. It isn't just about how flexible or strong you are but also what you do when you get there. We'll look at approaches to vinyasa within a backbend or an inverted situation. Mostly asana.



Detox Flow
Instructor: Seane Corn
Friday, September 25
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 2a
Code: M2CORN
intermediate


A unique and challenging class that focuses on cleansing the vital organs through a special vinyasa sequence that utilizes three internal components- compression, decompression, and twists-to stimulate the purification process within the body. Includes Sun Salutations A and B, a detox standing-pose sequence, breathing exercises, and meditation. Mostly asana.



Finding Ease at Your Edge
Instructor: Jason Crandell
Friday, September 25
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 2a
Code: M2CRAN
intermediate


Learn to approach advanced poses with greater poise, awareness, and attention to detail. By relaxing and letting go of tension, you'll develop your ability to do Lotus, splits, arm balances, and backbends. This process will expand your edge, deepen your practice, and help you stay connected to your essence in challenging situations. Mostly asana.



Meditation as Medicine
Instructor: T.K.V. Desikachar
Friday, September 25
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 2a
Code: M2DESI
mixed levels, therapeutic, contemplative


A meditative practice can influence not only your mind and emotions but also your physical body. Learn how the therapeutic application of meditation can be a powerful and multidimensional tool in healing. Lecture and practice.



Practicing Yoga to Save Your Knees
Instructor: Judith Hanson Lasater
Friday, September 25
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 2a
Code: M2LASA
mixed levels, therapeutic


The knee is a complicated and vulnerable joint that is crucial to our life and our practice. We'll learn the three principles of knee health, and then practice asana with them in mind. Bring a strap and a small, firm, tennis-size ball. Short lecture, mostly practice.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**





Yoga and the Science of Stress Reduction
Instructor: Timothy McCall
Friday, September 25
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 2b
Code: M2MCCA
mixed levels


Recent evidence links stress to heart attack, diabetes, and breast cancer. We'll discuss the science behind stress-related disease and yoga's proven ability to fight it. We'll also review the effects of various yogic practices on the autonomic nervous system and on stress hormones, and try out a few simple breathing techniques. Lecture, discussion, and some practice. No asana.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa
Instructor: Dharma Mittra
Friday, September 25
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 2b
Code: M2MITT
mixed levels


The Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa series is a stairway to bliss that reintegrates the continuous flow of prana through the spinal column, emanating deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic, intuitive, and bliss body. With regular practice, you'll bring an end to weight problems and disease, attain health and stamina, and gain the opportunity to attain self realization. Mostly asana.



Let's Teach Pranayama
Instructor: Aadil Palkhivala
Friday, September 25
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 2b
Code: M2PALK
continue your education


The power of pranayama must be respected because its dangers are many. Learn about the three Ayurvedic constitutions and how the pranayama must be modified for each one. Teach pranayama safely and effectively so that students don't simply get a temporary high but also strengthen and nourish their nervous system. Discussion and practice. Bring a mat, a strap, and two blankets.



Breathe for Change: Collective Vinyasa Ritual
Instructor: Shiva Rea
Friday, September 25
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 2b
Code: M2SREA
mixed levels


Our rhythm of respiration is one of the great vinyasas that all of life shares. This pulse is also the healing of our individual tensions and separations. Come experience a moving, breathing ritual vinyasa that will give you a form to practice or to teach, harnessing the pranic power of consciousness available to all. Mostly asana.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



ParaYoga: Theory and Application of Bandha
Instructor: Rod Stryker
Friday, September 25
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 2b
Code: M2STRY
continue your education


Bandha is the gateway to mastering the energetics of yoga. Perfection of bandha heals and balances, steadies the mind, builds creative power, and ultimately leads us to experience the culmination of practice: resting in the soul. Explore the what and why of bandha and experience its effects on heightening practice. Lecture and practice.



Breath, Bandhas, and Pranayama
Instructor: David Swenson
Friday, September 25
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 2b
Code: M2SWEN
mixed levels


In Ashtanga Yoga, the mantra is the sound of our breath, or ujjayi. We'll focus on the mantra of ujjayi within asana practice as well as during pranayama, and explore the invisible world of the bandhas. Come gain a greater understanding of these subtle yet powerful tools. Mostly asana.



Bhakti Flow Basics
Instructor: Rusty Wells
Friday, September 25
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 2b
Code: M2WELL
mixed levels


In a safe and nurturing environment, discover the harmony between strength, determination, and playfulness. A Bhakti Flow experience sets the stage for spontaneous meditation to occur. It is a prayer-filled dance to the Beloved. Modifications and variations will be offered so that each student can find their own appropriate edge. Come prepared to sing, sweat, and flow! Mostly asana.



Samavesha: Sequencing Vinyasa Yoga for Meditation
Instructor: Scott Blossom
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3BLOS
continue your education


The ancient Tantric texts offer direct and effective suggestions about how to sequence asana, pranayama, and chanting to produce spontaneous states of meditation. Join Scott for an experiential class that explores the time-tested pathways to samavesha, which means "immersion into the divine." Discussion and practice.



Friday Afternoon Special Event
{2:00pm-3:00pm}
Panel Discussion:

"The Power of Women in Yoga" with Seane Corn, Judith Hanson Lasater, and Shiva Rea
Open to all.

Sponsored by Luna




Yoga Therapy: Yoga as a Holistic Approach
Instructor: Chase Bossart
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3BOSS
mixed levels, therapeutic


Yoga's holistic approach takes into consideration body, breath, mind, personality, emotions, and spirit. Using the pancamaya model from the Upanishads, we'll discuss the overlapping nature of these dimensions and explore how yoga's tools can create an individualized practice, the foundational principle for the therapeutic application of yoga. Lecture and practice.



Anahata Flow: Love, Compassion, and Forgiveness
Instructor: Seane Corn
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3CORN
mixed levels


Come explore the source of love. Through a beautiful and soft vinyasa flow sequence focusing on backbends, forward folds, and hip openers, we'll address the issues of the fourth chakra and how they play into our realm of loving and forgiving. Discover the source of your affinity for yourself, others, and the whole of humanity. Discussion and asana.




Yoga for Emotional Health: Working with Depression
Instructor: Gary Kraftsow
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3KRAF
mixed levels, therapeutic


The ancients understood emotion as the complex interaction between our mood, cognitive processes, behavior, and physiologic responses-and they developed practices to reduce troubling emotional states and cultivate positive ones. We'll explore the interaction of these four aspects of emotion and the practices used to transform states of depression. Includes asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation.



Sacroiliac Joint: Twists and Forward Bends Without Pain
Instructor: Judith Hanson Lasater
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3LASA
continue your education


Learn to move in twists and forward bends to avoid causing sacroiliac pain. Some lecture, with practice.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Zen Motion
Instructor: Tias Little
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3LITT
mixed levels


Come investigate the clear nature of mind. We'll activate wakefulness not only in asana but also in standing, walking, sitting, and lying down. The aim of our practice is to see into the "original brightness" of our awareness in the midst of everyday events, rather than experiencing it as a static, isolated event had only on the meditation cushion or in asana. Excerpts from various Zen sources will be included. Discussion and asana.



Yoga on the Slackline
Instructor: Jason Magness
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3MAGN
mixed levels


Doing yoga on a slackline (essentially a slightly elastic tightrope) has been described as "distilling the essence of yogic concentration." Slacklining can be learned through perseverance- and added to your yoga practice. Learn all the basics needed to get started. Mostly practice.



The Science of Yoga
Instructor: Timothy McCall
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3MCCA
mixed levels


Yoga has been documented to have hundreds of beneficial effects on the body and mind. We'll review the scientific evidence to understand how yoga works. Then we'll talk about what isn't known, the limitations of science in investigating yoga, and how to make health care decisions in the absence of good scientific data. Lecture, discussion, and some practice. No asana.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Divine Secrets of Yogic Purification
Instructor: Dharma Mittra
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3MITT
mixed levels, contemplative


An invaluable cleansing and detoxification program to help purify the physical, astral, and causal bodies of toxic impurities. Dharma incorporates holy discourses on the yamas and niyamas, karma and reincarnation, and yogic diet, as well as ancient breathing and sound techniques, mantra japa, and meditation. Lecture.



Discovering the Inner Limbs of Yoga: Mantra, Mudra, Bhavana
Instructor: Sonia Nelson
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3NELS
mixed levels, contemplative


Spiritual reflection is an important part of a mature and deepening yoga practice. Learn the tools that yoga provides to move the mind in this direction with practices that are at once profound, accessible, and easily integrated into daily life. Mostly meditation.



Fire and Flow: Agni Namaskar
Instructor: Shiva Rea
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3SREA
mixed levels


Experience an elemental namaskar that is a part of the 27 Sun Salutations developed by Shiva as an offering to the unifying power of movement meditation for whole-body realization. Agni namaskar is an empowering sequence that awakens, channels, and expresses your inner fire in service to your sva dharma—your unique purpose in life. Mostly asana.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Anusara Yoga: No Pain, All Gain for Stiff Hips
Instructor: Desirée Rumbaugh
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3RUMB
mixed levels, therapeutic


If it seems like your hips will never open up, this class is for you. Anusara Yoga's Universal Principles of Alignment make yoga more enjoyable and accessible for even the most reluctant hips and lower backs. Mostly asana.



Tantra Vidya, Kundalini, and the Subtle Body
Instructor: Rod Stryker
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3STRY
mixed levels


Through theory and practice, we'll explore the science of Tantra as the most comprehensive and complete approach to yoga. We'll highlight the journey of this ancient tradition's approach to asana and beyond, while exploring Tantra's vision of where and how the worlds of mind, body, and spirit meet. Discussion, asana, pranayama, bandha, and meditation.



Forward Bends: A Meditative Practice
Instructor: Marla Apt for Patricia Walden
Friday, September 25
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 3
Code: M3WALD
mixed levels


Explore the different stages of forward bends with a methodical progression of poses that takes you from the physical through the physiological and into refined states of mind. Learn to use the qualities of rajas and tamas in forward bends to cultivate insight, clarity, and deep peace. Bring two blankets and a belt; they are essential to this practice. Mostly asana.



Friday Evening Special Event
{8:00pm}
Tripsichore Performance: Seeking the Nectar

New work and old from the avatars of yoga theatre! Tripsichore continues down the path of expanding the minds of audiences through pretzel physicality and sensual spirituality. The show features excerpts from The Family, a new show about a family of acrobatic street performers, and highlights from The Insects, a tale that uses the extraordinary grace of yoga to depict the wondrous and dangerous lives of these creatures.
Open to all.






Backbends for All
Instructor: Marla Apt
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4MAPT
mixed levels


Delve deeper into the practice of backbends. Those people who struggle with backbends will learn tools to target and work on areas of restriction. Those who would like to go further into the practice will have the opportunity to explore new dimensions of backbending. Mostly asana.



Empower Flow
Instructor: Seane Corn
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4CORN
mixed levels


A physically invigorating and moderately paced vinyasa flow yoga class will initiate strength, flexibility, and stability in your practice. We'll practice a creative and challenging sequence of Sun Salutations A and B, standing poses, backbends, and forward bends with grace, agility and ease, while inspiring our inner power and purpose. Mostly asana.



The Yoga Sutra: The Practical Applications of the Yoga Sutra for Daily Living
Instructor: T.K.V. Desikachar
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4DESI
mixed levels, therapeutic


Patanjali's Yoga Sutra clearly explains how yoga refines the quality of the mind, clears negative emotions, creates positive habits, and brings forth profound spiritual experiences. After learning about this authoritative text, we'll explore how its teachings apply to the everyday world-and how they can help us to live more fulfilling lives. Lecture.



Anusara Yoga: Upside Down You're Turning Me
Instructor: Amy Ippoliti
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4IPPO
intermediate


Discover how Anusara's Universal Principles of Alignment can help you perform inversions with ease, grace, and prowess. You'll learn tricks for balancing without using the wall, opening your shoulders, boosting your confidence, and connecting to your playful spirit. Mostly asana.



The Spiral
Instructor: Tias Little
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4LITT
mixed levels


The spiral pattern is seen in some of the most ancient forms of life. Investigate the coil that is the source of all movement. We'll practice revolving poses that activate spiral movement within the spine and tap the profound ways that twisting poses bring life, creativity, joy, and energy to the body. Bring a block , strap, and blanket. Discussion and asana.



Gravity as Guru
Instructor: Jason Magness
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4MAGN
intermediate, advanced


The ancient yogis gleaned much of their practices from looking toward nature and then emulating it. We'll return to this with an intense practice that includes inversions, balancing, backbending, vinyasa, and lots of fun. Participants must be able to do Urdhva Dhanurasana, Headstand, Shoulderstand, and Handstand at the wall. Mostly asana.



adidas yoga: ra + yoKa = The Integration of the Sun
Instructor: Rainbeau Mars
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4MARS
mixed levels


Come explore adidas yoga, based on ra'yoKa, a distinctive and fresh practice that combines breath-centered yoga flow and alignment with dynamic balance and core conditioning. We'll use cardiovascular, explosive martial arts movement with yoga to promote power and increase flexibility for total body balance and mind-body integration. Mostly asana.



Handstands for Scaredy Cats
Instructor: Martin McDougall
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4MCDO
mixed levels


The idea of trying a Handstand can turn the most hardened yogi into a quivering scaredy cat. Come discover that there's nothing to be afraid of. Mostly asana.



Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa Advanced Asana Practice
Instructor: Dharma Mittra
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4MITT
continue your education


A posture purification session based on Dharma Mittra's advanced vinyasa series. At its core, this is a challenging, meditative, and unique sequence that involves the complete movement of the spine in order to unleash the life force within it. Mostly asana.



Kalari Shakti: The Yoga of Embodying Power
Instructor: Shiva Rea
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4SREA
mixed levels


Experience a dynamic introduction to the ancient Indian martial art form kalaripayattu, or kalari, and its shared roots within yoga and Ayurveda. Exploration of the fluid spiral strength of kalari includes Shiva's integration with Prana Flow vinyasa forms for embodying the instinctual shakti of yoga. Mostly asana.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



ParaYoga Vinyasa: Awakening the Fire
Instructor: Rod Stryker
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4STRY
mixed levels


Fire practice, from the view of the ancient tradition, has little to do with external heat or sweat. Instead, it means activating the dormant forces in the spine. This inner fire, or shakti, is the force behind all spiritual experience. Learn the principles and techniques that ancient wisdom prescribes to accessing the sacred fire. Lecture and asana.



Seeking Balance Through Exploring Opposites
Instructor: David Swenson
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4SWEN
mixed levels


Everything around us is composed of opposing forces. If we inhale, we must also exhale. To go up, we must also move down. We'll look at methods of creating a balance between opposing forces as well as the benefit of facilitating length within the spine during practice. Mostly asana.



Vinyasa the YogaKids Way
Instructor: Marsha Wenig
Saturday, September 26
8:00am - 10:00am: Main Conference: Session 4
Code: M4WENI
mixed levels, cet


Experience what a YogaKids class is all about. You'll be introduced to the 14 YogaKids Elements and understand the different learning styles of children as we eviscerate like starfish, shimmy like squids, and sail into Savasana with this fun, sweaty sequence. Mostly asana.





Change Your Mood Through Yoga
Instructor: Marla Apt
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5MAPT
mixed levels


The ancient yogis understood the connection between posture, breath, and emotions. Explore how various aspects of the yoga practice affects our mental state and how we can use yoga to help balance our thoughts and emotions. Mostly asana.



Tending the Fire, Part I: Ayurveda and Yoga for Balancing Your Inner Fire
Instructor: Scott Blossom
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5BLOS
mixed levels, therapeutic, cet


Fire is humankind's oldest religion. Ayurveda and yoga descend from a spiritual tradition that sees life as a ritual of tending to our inner fire, or agni. Join Scott for yoga practice and discussion about how we tend our inner fire with asana, pranayama, and mantra. Active practice.



The Tripsichore 12-year Course Condensed into One Workshop
Instructor: Edward Clark
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5CLAR
intermediate


Sequestered in their studio in London, Tripsichore Yoga Theatre has worked daily for the past 15 years to devise and refine yoga techniques of asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, and dhyana. Learn the secrets of Tripsichore's technique from the group's artistic director, Edward Clark. Mostly asana.



Breathing: Physiology and Practice
Instructor: Roger Cole
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5COLE
mixed levels


Learn the basics of breathing science, from the molecular level to its effects on consciousness. We'll explore and practice breathing mechanics and physiology that apply directly to both pranayama and everyday life. Lecture and breathing practice.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Collective Soul: In the Flow
Instructor: Seane Corn
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5CORN
mixed levels


Intention and prayer are powerful cultivators of action and change. This uplifting and spiritually centered vinyasa flow yoga class will speak to the beauty and mystery of Spirit within and beyond. Together, we'll use our body, breath, and unified intentions to contribute to individual healing and universal peace. Discussion and asana.



Sequencing for Backbends
Instructor: Jason Crandell
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5CRAN
continue your education


The sequence of poses creates specific emotional, mental, and physical effects. Learn how to awaken the shoulders, legs, and spine in ways that will allow you and your students to find greater depth, ease, and comfort. You'll also learn how to assess your students' bodies more accurately and refine your ability to teach authentically. Discussion and asana.



Definitions of Yoga
Instructor: T.K.V. Desikachar
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5DESI
mixed levels, contemplative


In the long history of its use in India, the Sanskrit word "yoga" has acquired many different meanings. This richness is a great strength and is particularly useful to practitioners of yoga, for when we look at various definitions of the word, we can start to see the various impacts that yoga can have on us. Lecture.



Yoga for the Nervous System: Healing Anxiety and Insomnia| CE
Instructor: Bo Forbes
Saturday, September 26
10:30am - 12:30pm: Main Conference: Session 5a
Code: M5FORB
mixed levels, therapeutic


Anxiety and insomnia are neuroemotional patterns involving hyperarousal of the nervous system. Using Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, learn how to use the power of your mind-body network to relax your body, calm your mind, and catalyze your extraordinary inner potential. Bring a bolster or two to three blankets, a strap, an eye pillow, and two blocks. Asana, pranayama, restorative yoga, lecture.

CE credits offered for psychologists and social workers.

Elemental Yoga is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M5FORB) and its content. This program offers one CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two continuing education contact hours.




Viniyoga Therapy: Lower Back, Sacrum, and Hips
Instructor: Gary Kraftsow
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5KRAF
mixed levels, therapeutic


Experience the successful National Institutes of Health recognized Viniyoga protocol for low-back pain as we investigate the biomechanics of the lower back, sacrum, and hips, and learn about the types of problems that can affect these areas. Develop a sequence of adapted asana designed to relieve stress and strengthen this important area of the body. Lecture and asana.



Purifying the Throat Chakra
Instructor: Tias Little
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5LITT
mixed levels


The throat is a common receptacle for physical, emotional, and psychic strain. We'll learn to free restriction in the throat by practicing postures that irrigate blood and lymph into the neck region. We'll also chant and create sound vibration in order to heal and purify the throat chakra. Discussion and asana.



Developing a Personal Practice
Instructor: Jason Magness
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5MAGN
mixed levels


Maintaining a personal practice is the most important thing that any yoga student can do. Through anecdotes, personal insight, and sample practices, you'll get set on your way to a dynamic, challenging, and sustaining home practice. Discussion and asana.



Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa
Instructor: Dharma Mittra
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5MITT
mixed levels


The Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa series is a stairway to bliss that reintegrates the continuous flow of prana through the spinal column, emanating deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic, intuitive, and bliss body. With regular practice, you'll bring an end to weight problems and disease, attain health and stamina, and gain the opportunity to attain self-realization. Mostly asana.



The Yoga of Vedic Chant
Instructor: Sonia Nelson
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5NELS
mixed levels


Experience and learn the art of Vedic chant as it engages your body and breath and brings focus to your mind. Through time honored principles of instruction found in the Veda, explore listening and chanting as an integrating experience for body, mind, and breath. Mostly chanting.



The Neck: Bridge Between Mind and Body
Instructor: Aadil Palkhivala
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5PALK
mixed levels, therapeutic


The mind communicates with the body through the neck. But because we hold tension in our neck, upper back, and shoulders, we often have pain, headaches, and mental fatigue. Learn Purna Yoga to release tension in these areas-and make your mind feel young again. Bring a mat, block , and strap. Discussion and asana.



Late Bloomers: Over 50 and Getting Stronger Safely
Instructor: Desirée Rumbaugh
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5RUMB
mixed levels


Power Yoga is not just for kids. If you have come to the practice later in life, been injured, or never felt very strong on your mat, it is possible to regain full range of motion of your body, mind, and spirit. Come and experience the power of Anusara Yoga and be prepared to work intelligently and laugh loudly. Mostly asana.



Flying, Floating, and Handstanding
Instructor: David Swenson
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: M5SWEN
mixed levels


One of the greatest challenges of Ashtanga flow is vinyasa. Learn to break vinyasa down into its components as we explore the elements of Handstands and Arm Balances through the avenue of partner work. All levels may attend, even if you have never done a Handstand before- alternatives are always given. Mostly asana.



Backbends: Between the Earth and the Sky--CANCELLED
Instructor: Patricia Walden
Saturday, September 26
11:00am - 1:00pm: Main Conference: Session 5b
Code: CANCELLED
intermediate, advanced


Learn the joyful art of dropping back, from Tadasana (Mountain Pose) to Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose). Practice a methodical sequence that develops strength, flexibility, and fearlessness in body and mind. Reach for the sky. Surrender to the earth. Awaken the intelligence of your heart. Bring a bolster and a belt.



Saturday Afternoon Special Events
{2:00pm-3:00pm}
Goal Coaching Seminar

It's not about figuring it all out; it's about creation. You have 30,000 days to live. Your life is up to you.
Open to all.

Led and organized by lululemon athletica
{2:15pm–3:15pm}
Panel Discussion:

"The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher," with Jason Crandell, Shannon Paige Schneider, and Rusty Wells
Open to all.

Sponsored by Yoga Alliance




Tending the Fire, Part II: Ayurveda and Yoga for Balancing Your Diet and Weight
Instructor: Scott Blossom
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6BLOS
mixed levels, therapeutic


In today's busy world where food is valued for being fast and cheap and the media compels us to consume, it's easy to become confused about how to make the right food choices. Looking through the lens of Ayurveda, we'll discuss ways to tend your digestive fires through dietary choices and eating habits tailored to your individual needs. Mostly lecture.



Yoga Is Meditation
Instructor: Chase Bossart
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6BOSS
mixed levels, therapeutic, contemplative


One of the definitions of yoga is "meditation," in that yoga's primary focus is moving the mind in a particular chosen direction. When we use meditation to facilitate and deepen a link to a concept or object, that is yoga. Explore this definition through discussion and practice. Asana and meditation.



Gut Wisdom: Awakening the Intelligence of the Core Body| CE
Instructor: Bo Forbes
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6FORB
mixed levels


The core body not only holds us upright, but it's also our central intelligence agency. Explore the anatomy and actions of Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and the psoas muscle, observing how they work together to promote core strength and body intuition. Bring a blanket, a strap, an eye pillow, and two blocks. Asana, pranayama, restorative yoga, lecture.

CE credits offered for psychologists and social workers.

Elemental Yoga is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M6FORB) and its content. This program offers one CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two continuing education contact hours.



Anusara Yoga Cleanse: Seated Poses, Twists, and Pranayama
Instructor: Amy Ippoliti
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6IPPO
mixed levels


Experience how Anusara Yoga's Universal Principles of Alignment, life-affirming philosophy, and cutting-edge approach to pranayama (breathing exercises) can transform your seated practice, detox your body, and get you high. Mostly asana.



Yoga for Emotional Health: Working with Anxiety
Instructor: Gary Kraftsow
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6KRAF
mixed levels, therapeutic


The ancients understood emotion as the complex interaction between our mood, cognitive processes, behavior, and physiologic responses-and developed practices to reduce troubling emotional states and cultivate positive ones. We'll explore the interaction of these four aspects of emotion and the practices used to transform states of anxiety. Includes asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation.



Restorative Yoga
Instructor: Judith Hanson Lasater
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6LASA
mixed levels


Explore the theory and the practice of restorative yoga. Bring at least three blankets, an eye cover, a strap, and, if possible, a bolster. The more props, the more relaxation. Mostly asana.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Pantanjali's Yoga Sutra: Chant and Reflect
Instructor: Sonia Nelson
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6NELS
mixed levels, contemplative


Learn to chant selected sutras from the four books of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra through the traditional method of listening and repeating. Step-by-step instruction will provide skills in basic chanting techniques, Sanskrit pronunciation, and reading transliteration. The sutras selected will be those most relevant to the practice of yoga in everyday life. Chanting, lecture, and discussion.



Yoga Mind, Yoga Life
Instructor: Aadil Palkhivala
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6PALK
mixed levels, contemplative


Our current lives are a result of our past thoughts and decisions. Learn yogic techniques for the control of your thoughts and the connection with your Spirit, leading to a happy control of your life. Bring a blanket, mat, and whatever else you need to sit comfortably. Discussion and meditation.



Move for Change: Yoga Trance Dance
Instructor: Shiva Rea
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6SREA
mixed levels


We are all born knowing how to dance. Yet we can forget about the liberating wisdom of our original movement. Experience a yogic process based in sahaja yoga (spontaneous awakening) that naturally gets our life force moving to a pulse of music that no body can resist. Mostly asana.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Anusara Yoga: Adjustments That Align with Nature
Instructor: Desirée Rumbaugh
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6RUMB
continue your education


Anusara Yoga offers an elegant and grace-filled method of teaching yoga that helps instructors train their students to listen to their own inner wisdom. Come and feel for yourself the magical and radically liberating application of the Universal Principles of Alignment, which you can apply to your own practice and teaching. Mostly asana.



Light on Hatha: The Pradipika on Yoga
Instructor: Rod Stryker
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6STRY
mixed levels, contemplative


The whole range and sacred power of yoga practice is laid out in this 14th-century text. Detailing the sacred journey of yoga through body, breath, mind, and spirit, its teachings shed light on every meaningful step in yoga. We'll highlight its key teachings and the path of yoga described by the ancients. Lecture.



Hip Openers: Doorways to Space and Freedom
Instructor: Marla Apt for Patricia Walden
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6WALD
mixed levels


Learn two sequences that will lead you to a practical understanding of your hips: one to prepare for forward bends, and the other to prepare for backbends. By opening your hips, you also will release the pelvic floor and bring awareness to the root chakra. Bring a blanket and strap; they are essential to this practice. Mostly asana.



I Am a Tree
Instructor: Rusty Wells
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6WELL
intermediate


Discover the meaning behind Patanjali's great yogic advice "sthira sukham asanam," or the connection to the earth should be steady and joyful. Allow yoga to help you feel rooted and flowing at the very same time. This dynamic vinyasa class will be wrapped in love and devotion, focusing on balancing poses designed to help you become that connection between heaven and earth. Come prepared to sweat! Mostly asana.



Can Yoga Make You a Better Parent? YES It Can!
Instructor: Marsha Wenig
Saturday, September 26
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Main Conference: Session 6
Code: M6WENI
mixed levels


Make your home Om with positive vibes as you learn essential solutions to the everyday challenges of parenting. Foster new family dynamics to create more peaceful relationships and practice dynamic ways to integrate your family with fitness, fun, and feeling great! Asana, lecture, discussion.



Saturday Evening Special Event
{8:00pm}
Tripsichore presents: "A Night of 108 Laughs"

It's no cosmic joke! Join us for an evening of cutting edge yoga comedy with Tripsichore’s Edward Clark and Martin McDougall. The event includes a visit by the immortal Cococlarkanana, a performance of never-before-seen asanas, and a hilarious battle pitting Highbrow against Lowbrow to see who wins the title of Entertainment Champion of the Yoga Universe.
Open to all.




Sunday Morning Special Event
{8:30am}
Closing Keynote by Sonia Nelson
Open to all.




Vinyasa: Innovation and Orthodoxy
Instructor: Edward Clark
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7CLAR
continue your education


Some yoga disciplines work toward greater stillness of movement in the mind and body. Superficially, vinyasa seems to contradict this. However, the mental focus and physical technique needed for continuous, fluid movement can also bring great stability. The stability is not only in the posture, but also in the transitions between postures, where there is no distinction between movement and stillness. Mostly asana.



Inversions from the Ground Up
Instructor: Roger Cole
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7COLE
intermediate


Dramatically enhance your inversions by improving their foundation and then working up your body to align your whole posture. Poses will include Headstand, Shoulderstand, Handstand, and Forearm Balance. Preparatory poses or alternatives will be offered for students with limitations. Asana practice.**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**



Home Practices for Restful Sleep, Greater Energy, and Mental Clarity
Instructor: Jason Crandell
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7CRAN
mixed levels, therapeutic


Achieve a better quality of life with five accessible home practices for sleep, energy, and clarity. You'll get tips on how to keep your home practice consistent, fresh, and effective, while learning to create your own sequences to help soothe, energize, and transform your body and mind. Asana and discussion.



Yoga for Women
Instructor: Menaka Desikachar
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7DESI
mixed levels


Yoga has a vital role to play in every stage of a woman's life: from adolescence, womanhood, motherhood, menopause, and beyond. Yoga offers many different tools, including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantras, cultivated attitudes, to address the specific needs of each stage in a woman's life. Lecture and short practice.



Elemental Yoga: A Synergy of Vinyasa and Integrative Yoga Therapeutics| CE
Instructor: Bo Forbes
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7FORB
mixed levels


Over time, practicing similar sequences can reinforce alignment anomalies and lead to injury. Elemental Yoga's combination of isometric stretches, innovative use of props, and "bodywork asanas" will help you release contracted spaces, promote lymphatic flow, and facilitate mental and emotional opening. Bring a blanket, a strap, an eye pillow, and two blocks. Asana, pranayama, restorative yoga, lecture.

CE credits offered for psychologists and social workers.

Elemental Yoga is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Elemental Yoga maintains responsibility for this program (M7FORB) and its content. This program offers one CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two continuing education contact hours.


Anusara Yoga: Therapeutic Euphoria for the Hips and Low Back
Instructor: Amy Ippoliti
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7IPPO
mixed levels, therapeutic


Uncover ways to provide therapeutic relief to a wide variety of limitations and injuries of the lower body such as sciatica, hip issues, and problems with the lower back, the knees, the feet, and more. Even if you aren't challenged with these issues, you'll learn to open your lower body safely and easily. Mostly asana.



Common Aches and Pains: The Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Instructor: Gary Kraftsow
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7KRAF
mixed levels, therapeutic


Many come to yoga looking for relief from common aches and pains. We will explore the biomechanics of the upper back, neck, and shoulders, and the types of problems that can affect these areas. We'll develop and practice a sequence of adapted asanas designed to relieve stress as well as strengthen weaker areas. Lecture and asana.



Yoking the Shoulder Girdle
Instructor: Tias Little
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7LITT
mixed levels, therapeutic


It's common for the shoulders to displace forward, resulting in pain in the neck, tension between the shoulder blades, and numbness in the arms and hands. We'll review the primary strain patterns in the shoulder girdle and practice postures that help set the shoulders efficiently on the spine. Bring a block , strap, and blanket. Discussion and asana.



adidas Yoga - ra'yoKa Level Yellow
Instructor: Rainbeau Mars
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7MARS
mixed levels


adidas Yoga is based on ra'yoKa and developed by Rainbeau Mars. This fitness system is organized into seven levels based on chakras or disks of our bodies. Level Yellow begins in the center of our bodies, at the solar plexus and core. This level is designed to intelligently open and lengthen the sides, back, and front of the body while enhancing movement through power rather than force. We'll learn to fluidly increase the body-mind connection and strengthen the core to prepare for arm balances and inversions. Mostly asana.



Detox and Recharge: Twists and Backbends in Purna Yoga
Instructor: Aadil Palkhivala
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7PALK
mixed levels


Twists detoxify the digestive system and release the tiny muscles along the spine, freeing it for backbends. When done correctly, backbends bring joy, strength, and power. Learn how to do beginning backbends safely-and enjoy the benefits without injury. Bring a mat, a block , and a strap. Minimum six months' experience. Discussion and asana.



How to Build a Boat
Instructor: Rusty Wells
Sunday, September 27
10:00am - 12:00pm: Main Conference: Session 7
Code: M7WELL
intermediate


Create the strongest foundation possible! Build strength in your legs and entire core, and along the way, learn tools to use at home to safely and effectively build the strongest Power Yoga practice imaginable. These techniques will nourish your forward bends, deepen your backbends, strengthen the muscles around your spine, and tone your entire midsection. Come prepared to sweat! Mostly asana.




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