Yoga Conference

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Choose from a multitude of classes from yoga's luminaries and discover the intersection of yoga with Ayurveda, Neuroscience, Mantra, Tantra, Pranayama, and much more. 

$475 ($545 after March 28) includes six 2-hour classes with master teachers over two days, closing event, and all lunchtime and Sangha Space events.

Choose one class from each of the six sessions.


 – Session 1 (8:00am)
 – Session 2 (11:00am)
 – Session 3 (3:30pm)


 – Session 4 (8:00am)
 – Session 5 (11:00am)
 – Session 6 (3:30pm)



Saturday Morning Special Events

7:00am - 7:30am - Morning Meditation with Coby Kozlowski - Open to all.

Please choose one from Session 1:

Align, Explore, Evolve
Kay Kay Clivio - Course ID: M1CLIV
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Every time we step onto our mat, we have an opportunity for growth and transformation. Delve into this vinyasa-based workshop that's designed to move you deeper into your practice. Come learn strong alignment principles and how to move more efficiently in your transitions, exploring your body in each pose so you are able to evolve to the next level.

Mostly asana.


The Revolutionary Practice
Nikki Costello - Course ID: M1COST
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Salutations to the Wise Ones! Invoke the wisdom of the ancient sages and rishis and experience a major and fundamental change in your practice. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika introduces them by name--Siddha, Bharadvaja, Marichi, and Matsyendran--and describes the ways to embody their various forms. They twist and play, balance and float--bestowing benevolence and grace. And so will you!

Mostly asana.


Inspire
Tiffany Cruikshank - Course ID: M1CRUI
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

The breath is intimately connected to our ability to create depth within the practice. By harnessing the power of the breath, you can discover your full potential. Come look at the anatomy of the breath and incorporate different pranayama practices into an invigorating flow set to music to help shake things loose. This invigorating, fun-filled practice starts with a lecture followed by an asana practice that incorporates the anatomy of the breath.

Some vinyasa experience recommended. Great for teachers and students.


Down to Flow
Dana Trixie Flynn - Course ID: M1FLYN
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Albert Einstein said that nothing happens until something moves. Experience directly the power of smart, dynamic sequencing that expresses the intensity and poetry of the body temple. Together we'll build a deeply inspired flow with creative namaskars, fluid asana, body mudras, and funky arm balances. This is the dance of your life and a doorway into where the divine speaks. Head to the deep end of the dance floor and get ready to move like yourself. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Gravity Surfing
Ana Forrest - Course ID: M1FORR
Intermediate / Advanced

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Fascinated by weightlessness? Then ride the waves of gravity. Gravity surfing teaches you to change your relationship to gravity. No longer is gravity a drag, but a wave to ride! Come learn the fundamentals of liftoff, moving through the air with grace, and landing with precision and lightness. Ana will guide you through Forrest Yoga's core strengthening poses. Then you can apply them to the advanced technique of "surfing" from pose to pose. Unfold and explore a whole new world in your yoga. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: Water, a strap (at least 6'), a block, 2 mats (OR 1 mat and a large beach towel or blanket.)
The room will be heated. Mostly asana.


I.AM.YOU. Flow
Lauren Imparato - Course ID: M1IMPA
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

I.AM.YOU. yoga classes provide a 360-degree sensorial, personal, and exclusive kick-your-ass yoga experience that will rock your mind and body. Classes link breath with creative and athletic movements that are designed for all levels. I.AM.YOU. takes the tradition of yoga, pairs it with an intense focus on anatomy and sweat, and helps you become your best self, inside and out. Each session features music curated by I.AM.YOU.'s resident mixologist, and is influenced by rock ’n' roll, hip-hop, salsa, flamenco, and other rhythms from around the globe.

Mostly asana.


Therapeutic Touch: Hands on Adjustments for Teachers and Advanced Students
Amy Ippoliti - Course ID: M1IPPO
Continue Your Education

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

A skillful hands-on adjustment can be transformational. And an inadequate adjustment is more detrimental than no adjustment at all. Learn how to give masterful hands-on assists that are both educational and empowering for your students and discover the art of service and attention through refining your therapeutic touch. Come explore adjustments for a full spectrum of poses in a delicious exchange of loving hands that will radically expand your teaching repertoire. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Asana with partner work.


Wake Up and Flow
Vinnie Marino - Course ID: M1MARI
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Good morning New York! Join us for an invigorating vinyasa flow practice to get your day going. Be prepared to find your edge in this moving meditation. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: A towel.
Asana practice.


Sweet and Steady Vinyasa Flow
Claire Missingham - Course ID: M1MISS
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

In the vinyasa flow practice, the aim should be to work slowly and precisely within the alignment of the asana. This allows the prana vidya, or whole energy of the body and spirit, to become ultimately alive. Starting with creative Surya Namaskar sequences, we'll work sweetly yet precisely into a flow of standing and balancing asanas--holding them to generate esoteric alignment, and in turn cultivate a steady, joyful connection. We'll close with counterposes and a lovely relaxation.

Mostly asana.


The Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga Power Sequence
Sadie Nardini & Tyler McCoy - Course ID: M1NARD
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Join the founders of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga to discover an amazing new set sequence designed to amplify students' benefits in every pose by activating their deeper Core Strength Muscle Meridian, a powerhouse inner-body line of muscles that is often overlooked or misaligned in classes. This sequence, which can give practitioners twice the benefits in each posture, is perfect for teachers and students alike to add into their existing style or home practice to gain the most whole-body transformation, weight loss if needed, and holistic core strength.

Mostly asana.


Sacred Kirtan: The Stories and Song of Yoga
Raghunath - Course ID: M1RAGH
Contemplative / Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Cultures around the world use story and song to teach important lessons--and yoga is no different. Join expert storyteller, kirtanist, and lifelong student of Vedic lore Raghunath in this playful and inspiring exploration of the stories and song of yoga. We'll share sacred sound and mantra, learn how your favorite asanas got their names, discover the history and personality behind them, and discuss ancient Vedic truths that are both practical and relevant for modern-day yogis.

Lecture and chanting. No asana.


Chakra Vinyasa: Liberating the Body Mandala
Shiva Rea - Course ID: M1SREA
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Experience an accessible and universal approach to the chakra system within vinyasa that accesses the essential truths of our energetic body to live in greater alignment with our authentic flow. We'll learn Chakra Namaskar to energetically balance and enhance the flow of one's life energy dedicated to the elements, and discover the science of sound and mantra within the body to integrate into daily life.

Asana, meditation, mudra, and mantra, and interactive PowerPoint education.


All About Your Shoulders
Natasha Rizopoulos - Course ID: M1RIZO
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Discover the amazing range of motion your shoulders are capable of while you also learn to stabilize this uniquely mobile joint. We'll begin with a review of the basic anatomy of the shoulder, and then apply this knowledge in a comprehensive vinyasa practice that will help you maximize the dual qualities of sthira (strength) and sukha (spaciousness) in a variety of essential postures. This class is a must for those with tight or weak shoulders. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: Bring a block and a strap.
Mostly asana.


Durga Vinyasa: Chanting and Riding with Tigers
Sianna Sherman & DJ Drez - Course ID: M1SHER
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Ignite your heart fire with Durga in this hot and holy arm balance flow. Durga rides the tiger and reveals the way of tenacity, strength, and courage. This sequence is a pulse between courageous balancing poses on the hands and forearms along with deep hip-opening flows. Come for a sweaty, fun, and transformative practice in this mythic yoga flow experience where myth, mantra, and music come to life in your asana flow.

Mostly asana.


So You Think You Can Balance? A Fun-Filled Exploration of Not Falling Over
David Swenson - Course ID: M1SWEN
Mixed Levels

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Whether standing on our feet, hands, or head, balance can be one of the most challenging aspects of practice. David will share his personal insights and methods of finding balance in an unstable world. Interestingly, there are many parallels between physically balancing in our body and finding balance in our life. Regardless of what system of yoga you do, discover a wealth of knowledge that can be applied on the mat and in life. Falling is optional! **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana with partner work.


The Art of Vinyasa Krama
Yogeswari - Course ID: M1YOGE
Continue Your Education

1Saturday, April 26 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 1

Vinyasa is often superficially understood as Power Yoga or Flow. This workshop will give deeper insights into the esoteric meaning of vinyasa. We'll focus on how to execute and teach vinyasa properly in order to have a deeply transformative and expansive effect. For teachers and nonteachers interested in improving their vinyasa practice.

Lecture and asana.


Please choose one from Session 2:

Flight of the Yogi
Kathryn Budig - Course ID: M2BUDI
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

A lighthearted workshop of exploration on our hands geared toward both fledglings of arm balances and inversions and full-grown flyers. We'll explore the foundation of arm balancing, inverting the technicalities of leaving the ground on our hands and the playful mind-set needed to maintain the balance. Beginners will learn how to enter these poses; advanced practitioners will learn new entries and possibilities. Come with any questions and leave with a refreshed spirit and richer understanding of these amazing postures. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Shakti Flow
Seane Corn - Course ID: M2CORN
Intermediate

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Come and celebrate your body and challenge yourself to a new and exciting edge of your asana practice. In this strong and dynamic vinyasa flow class geared toward intermediate/advanced students, we'll start with a powerful series of fluid Sun Salutations. Then we'll move into a provocative blend of standing poses, twists, arm balances, backbends, and hip openers. Not recommended for individuals who are more than six months' pregnant, injured, or in need of therapeutic yoga. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

All asana.


The Basics Practice
Nikki Costello - Course ID: M2COST
Basics / Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Join Yoga Journal's Basics columnist for a live experience of the essential teachings. Intelligent sequencing, clarity of thought, and detailed instructions lead to confidence and ease in your practice. Profoundly basic and utterly divine!

Mostly asana.


Power + Precision + Mindfulness: Open Your Hips + Free Your Spine
Jason Crandell - Course ID: M2CRAN
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Understanding the relationship between your pelvis and spine is the key to a long, healthy, and satisfying practice. Come demystify the complexity of these regions and discover an organized, accessible way to cultivate long-lasting balance in your hips and spine. We'll delve into a balanced array of hip-openers, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, and sidebends. In this long, thorough practice, we'll strengthen and stretch each muscle group of the pelvis and take your spine through its entire range of movement. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Yoga for Empaths: Creating Effective Boundaries
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M2FORB
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Empaths--extremely empathic people--make wonderful teachers, healers, and therapists. Being an empath, however, can be hazardous to our health: empaths absorb others' emotions, get sick more easily, and are more vulnerable to emotional contagion than people who are not empaths. We'll touch on the five main signs of being an empath and explore both the positive and the challenging aspects of high empathy. Then we'll engage in several short "empath practices" that solidify boundaries, regulate our nervous system, and promote physical, mental, and emotional health.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics 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 (1) CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, one to two blocks, and an eye pillow.
Asana, restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.


Luminous Core
Ana Forrest - Course ID: M2FORR
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Go on a physical and mental journey deep into the core of your own being. You'll create a heightened sense of awareness through breath and asanas, and open to the amazing quality of feeling that lives inside of you. Use Forrest Yoga to connect to your core, shed what is no longer useful, keep what is of value, and " blow the rest away with a breath of kindness." Challenge and move your core energy into those areas where it has yet to be. Come sweat, breathe deeply, and enter the incredible mystery of your core. You will leave feeling cleansed, refreshed, and alive. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: Water, a strap (at least 6'), a block, 2 mats (OR 1 mat and a large beach towel or blanket.)
The room will be heated. Mostly asana.


Freedom on the Edge of Sensation: Intelligence and Ashtanga Vinyasa
Richard Freeman - Course ID: M2FREE
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Ashtanga Yoga, known for both its vigor and how it links yoga postures together into a continuous flow, is the art of following an empty thread of awareness through and between postures, breaths, thoughts, and techniques. Learn to use core techniques like dristi and bandha to awaken the intelligence through a step-by-step exploration of the basic thread of form, breathing, and movement upon which the series of postures in the classical Ashtanga vinyasa system is strung. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Abdominals: Strengthen and Release
Julie Gudmestad - Course ID: M2GUDM
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Strong abdominal muscles help support your pelvis, low back, and internal organs. But overly short abs can limit breath movements and some yoga poses, especially backbends. We'll study the basic anatomy of the abs, their actions and functions, and then work on strengthening and stretching poses. The strength routine will begin with easy actions, appropriate for all levels, and then gradually progress through increasingly challenging options, followed by abdomen stretching with deep relaxation. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: A mat, blanket, strap, and block.
Discussion and asana.


Blissful Shoulder Shakedown
Amy Ippoliti - Course ID: M2IPPO
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Flow through a vibrant fusion of gradual, loving shoulder-opening poses and vinyasa designed to unlock the miracle of the shoulder and bring more flexibility and strength to your upper body. Walk away with brand-new tools to approach inversions, backbends, healthy posture, and a state of happiness when you need it most. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Hiking Yoga
Eric Kipp - Course ID: M2KIPP
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

ahnuInvite fresh air and a spirit of exploration into your yoga practice. On this magical, mystical yoga tour, we'll sweat, breathe, and explore the natural, architectural, and cultural wonders of Central Park, the most famous park in the world. This unique 120-minute workout integrates the cardio of hiking with the power of yoga. Along the way, we'll settle into four different yoga stations designed to stretch, open, and challenge our bodies. We'll be outdoors, so wear comfortable layers and walking/running shoes.

Rain or shine. Mats will be provided. For an optimal experience, the group will be capped at 20.


Emotional Healing: Inner Practices of Viniyoga Therapy
Gary Kraftsow - Course ID: M2KRAF
Contemplative / Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Discover the yogic theory of mental and emotional health and explore the practices the ancients conceived for balancing the emotions and clarifying the mind. Practices include simple asana and pranayama integrated with self-reflection, meditation, and mantra japa.

Simple asana, pranayama, and mediation.


Maha Sadhana I: The Chakras and Divine Yoga Nidra
Dharma Mittra - Course ID: M2MITT
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

This powerful and dynamic Dharma Yoga workshop is the distilled essence of Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra's half-century of constant practice and teaching of classical hatha raja yoga. The best and most efficient techniques from the full yogic arsenal will be disseminated in the areas of Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa, or asana (the physical exercises), pranayama (breathing exercises), and spiritual discourse. We'll combine this with powerful techniques to stimulate and awaken the latent spiritual forces residing in the main energy centers of the subtle body, the chakras. The practice concludes with a full experience of Yoga Nidra, the psychic sleep of complete union. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Asana, pranayama, Yoga Nidra, meditation, and discussion.


The Joy and Power of Backbends
Aadil Palkhivala - Course ID: M2PALK
Intermediate / Advanced

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Backbends compel us to face our fears and reveal the hidden yesterdays locked within. You will learn the relationship between the coccyx and the pubis in backbends and how to direct this inner power to transform an external practice into an internal one. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: A mat, two straps, and one block.
Mostly asana.


Yin Yoga: A Concise Experiential Explanation
Sarah Powers - Course ID: M2POWE
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

Come focus on long-held floor postures that prepare the body for sitting meditation. Yin Yoga is an essential complement to the more active styles of yoga because it keeps the body supple at its core, while encouraging stagnate chi (prana) to flow throughout the joints and meridians, restoring and revitalizing the organ system. For people who have practiced yoga at least one year and are interested in moving into more stillness to complement their active yoga practice.

Asana, lecture, and meditation.


Mandala Namaskar: Circular Movement in Yoga
Shiva Rea & DJ Drez - Course ID: M2SREA
Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

In this increasingly grid-like world, experience the healing power of a mandala (sacred circle) within a namaskar, or moving meditation vinyasa. We'll learn two salutation sequences that unfold in an integrated flow. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana. Includes mandala, mudra, meditation, and visualization.


30 Ways to Celebrate Life NOW!
David Romanelli - Course ID: M2ROMA
Contemplative / Mixed Levels

2Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 2

In a fascinating experiment, world-famous violinist Joshua Bell played in a Washington DC subway stop during rush hour, disguised as a street musician. Over a thousand people walked by and only a few people stopped. Why? Because who has time to stop?! With all the status updates, emails, text messages, and tweets, we are all going crazy! This contemplative talk will break down the maddening pace of life in today's world and leave you with tips on how to put down your phone and celebrate life now! This talk will include a tasting of exotic Vosges Chocolate. Lecture.

Lecture. No asana.


Saturday Afternoon Special Events

10:15am - 10:45am - Aerial Yoga Performance and Interactive Demonstration - Open to all.
11:15am - 11:45am - Family Yoga with Shari Vilchez-Blatt, creator of Karma Kids Yoga - Open to all.
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Community Class with Dana Slamp - Open to all.
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Wave Rider: The Act of Living Yoga and Embodying Freedom - Open to all. Interactive lecture.
2:40pm - 3:00pm - AcroYoga Demo - Open to all.
3:10pm - 3:30pm - The Five Precepts to Design Your Own Diet - Open to all.

Please choose one from Session 3:

Find a Comfortable Seat
Kathryn Budig - Course ID: M3BUDI
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Yogis are pros at finding comfort in the uncomfortable. We know that nothing is permanent and that flexibility of the mind and body frees us from fear and expectation. We'll nurture the hips back into a place of space and surrender so we can exorcise discomfort or anything blocking our way. Let go of the past and move into the present: joyful, open, and comfortable. Bring one to two blankets, a block, and a strap. Mostly asana. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Everyday Miracles
Seane Corn - Course ID: M3CORN
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

As a seeker on the path, we are often looking for signs, symbols, and intuitive guidance to point us toward a more definitive direction, often failing to recognize the fantastic in the mundane. This class intends to illuminate the miracles that exist in each moment of our lives and how Spirit conspires to give us exactly what we need, revealing that which is both obvious and (sometimes impossible) to discern. Come awaken us to live with awe, wonderment, and gratitude in our daily lives, and remind us that the answers to our prayers are often right in front of us, or more to the point, directly within. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Asana and some discussion.


Power + Precision + Mindfulness: Demystifying Crow + Handstand + Side Plank
Jason Crandell - Course ID: M3CRAN
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Bakasana, Vasisthasana, Handstand, and their many variations form the foundation of nearly every arm balance in contemporary yoga. When you refine the actions of these postures--and learn to stay calm when practicing them--many of the more complex arm balances become accessible. Come learn to categorize various arm balances into approachable groups and learn how to prepare for them. You'll get to explore these postures and many of their common--and uncommon--variations. Expect an educational sequence and a full, satisfying practice. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


The Fascial Web: Accessing the Sentient Wisdom of Our Connective Tissue Matrix
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M3FORB
Therapeutic / Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

The fascial web is a system of connective tissue that links every cell in our bodies. Far from merely a physical entity, this web is sentient and intelligent. It plays a key role in the health of our nervous system, emotional brain, and pain pathways. We'll learn why neurofascial integration is such an important element of mind-body health and explore the three main interventions that promote neurofascial reintegration. Then we'll experience a variety of fascial release techniques to incorporate into our group classes and private yoga sessions.

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics 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 (1) CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: Bring a blanket, one to two blocks, two tennis balls, and an eye pillow or the equivalent.
Asana, restorative asana, pranayama, and lecture.


Backbending and Finishing Postures
Richard Freeman - Course ID: M3FREE
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

This class is an energetic exploration of the whole body patterns that are foundational to strong, open, and safe backbends, with emphasis on the intricate details that make the postures feel simultaneously uplifting and grounded. We'll also work with a precise revisioning of the essentials of finishing postures that lead us into pranayama and bandha practice as a natural awakening of intelligence. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


An Introduction to AcroYoga
Matt Giordano & Chris Loebsack - Course ID: M3GILO
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Embody joy and playful curiosity as we explore group asana, partner-supported conditioning and inversion techniques, basic acrobatics, and partner flying! Unlock the impossible and ignite delight to infuse your practice with a sense of creativity. Inspire, nourish, and experience how to build community within your classes.

Asana and partner work. All levels welcome; recommended for yoga teachers. No partner necessary.


Breathing: Anatomy and Pranayama Basics
Julie Gudmestad - Course ID: M3GUDM
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Breathing is, of course, a central pillar of asana, pranayama, and meditation practices. Come learn the anatomy and mechanics of breathing, and then use this awareness to refine your breath control for asana and relaxation. Then we'll apply the knowledge to beginning pranayama techniques. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: A mat, two blankets, and a belt.
Suggested for students with one-year of asana practice experience.


Hiking Yoga
Eric Kipp - Course ID: M3KIPP
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

ahnuInvite fresh air and a spirit of exploration into your yoga practice. On this magical, mystical yoga tour, we'll sweat, breathe, and explore the natural, architectural, and cultural wonders of Central Park, the most famous park in the world. This unique 120-minute workout integrates the cardio of hiking with the power of yoga. Along the way, we'll settle into four different yoga stations designed to stretch, open, and challenge our bodies. We'll be outdoors, so wear comfortable layers and walking/running shoes.

Rain or shine. Mats will be provided. For an optimal experience, the group will be capped at 20.


Common Aches and Pains: The Lower Back, Sacrum, and Hips
Gary Kraftsow - Course ID: M3KRAF
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Experience the successful National Institutes of Health--recognized Viniyoga protocol for lower 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. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Discussion and asana.


Yang to Yin Flow
Vinnie Marino - Course ID: M3MARI
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

First flow, then let it all go with this deep hip-opening class. We'll create power and stamina with flowing standing poses, and then bring it down to the ground for deep yin hip openers. Come use the heat we've generated to melt open and dissolve physical and emotional blocks that we hold in our bodies. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: A towel.
Asana practice.


Get Down: Opening Hamstrings and Hips to Balance the Lower Three Chakras
Claire Missingham - Course ID: M3MISS
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Learn how to open the lower body and cultivate the four layers of core strength into the vinyasa practice. This allows the energy around the lower three chakras to become balanced, strong, and rooted. Come gently nurture the legs into a place of warmth and space through deep lunges, using the wall for Hanumanasana variations, then deep hip openers and reclined asanas. Experience this soulful journey to getting down and deep into the lower three chakras.

Mostly asana.


The Atmabodha/Self-Knowledge of Shankaracharya
Dharma Mittra - Course ID: M3MITT
Contemplative / Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

The real reason we study and practice yoga is to gain Self-Knowledge. Let Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra be your guide to delving deeply into this subject. Come learn in the old-style: Sri Dharma will read directly from the text, then immediately expand upon its themes and make them relevant for you right now. There will be time for questions to be asked and answered throughout. "Sift out the transient from the True… And still the restless mind within." (Shankaracharya, Nikhilananda translation)

Lecture. No asana.


Relieving Stress Through Purna Yoga
Aadil Palkhivala - Course ID: M3PALK
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

The major cause for all illness is stress. Stress also depletes B vitamins, electrolytes, and simply doesn't feel good. Muscles become tighter, blood flow diminishes, and the body becomes weaker and stiffer. Purna Yoga is a powerful solution for relieving stress. Come learn asana, pranayama, yogic philosophy, and nutritional secrets that will make you feel more relaxed, alert, and alive. Don't miss this one!

What to bring: A mat, two straps, one block, one wooden dowel three-quarter inches thick and two to three feet long.
Asana with lecture.


Softening into the Subtle Body
Sarah Powers - Course ID: M3POWE
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Join Sarah for an afternoon dedicated to unwinding our habits of tension in the body and mind while cultivating access to our primordial intelligence by honing in on the soft body. While practicing Yin Yoga poses, deep relaxation, pranic cultivation and meditation, experience a soothing atmosphere in which we can inhabit an embodied awareness as a template from which to live.

Asana, pranayama, lecture, and meditation.


Rhythmic Vinyasa: Synching with the Natural Pulse
Shiva Rea - Course ID: M3SREA
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

One of the core definitions of "vinyasa" is "wave," or "a rhythmic cycle. Within yoga, understanding these cycles is key to creating flow within one's body and life. We'll do a practice dedicated to rhythmic syncopation within the body to help you understand the healing power of rhythm. Based on T. Krishnamacharya's teachings, Ayurveda, and Tantra, we'll learn methods to embody rhythmic vinyasa at all levels of practice as a technique of optimal flow to a way of life healing. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Activate Your Soul Purpose: Alchemy of Yoga and Tantra Vinyasa
Sianna Sherman - Course ID: M3SHER
Mixed Levels

3Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 3

Activate your soul purpose and awaken your personal truth in this powerful session of yoga alchemy. The spiritual practices of Tantra, called sadhana, help each person to remember their truth and breathe life into their dharma, soul purpose. Come learn a 40-day sequence designed to help you realize your own power. Tantra vinyasa is the integration of asana, mantra, mudra, bandha, pranayama, meditation, and crystallization of insight. All together these practices constitute the alchemy of yoga and are the essential elements for yogic transformation.

What to bring: Paper, pen, and your playful spirit!
Everyone is welcome. Asana and lecture.


Saturday Evening Special Events

5:30pm - 6:30pm - Happy Hour & Play Your Asana Off Demo - Open to all.
8:00pm - 10:30pm - IGNITE: A Collective Yoga Activation with Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, and DJ Drez - $30 attendees; $40 general public


Sunday Morning Special Events

7:00am - 7:30am - Morning Meditation with Heather Lilleston - Open to all.

Please choose one from Session 4:

Sun Solutions: Rejuvenate Your Salutations
Kathryn Budig & DJ Drez - Course ID: M4BUDI
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Sun Salutations are the opening act of a vinyasa flow practice, but can often become routine and dull. We'll break down the basics so we can then break the rules and play with limitless options. Bring a strap and block. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Kapha Crusher: Ayurvedic Detox Yoga for Spring
Larissa Hall Carlson - Course ID: M4CARL
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

kripaluBegin the day with a fun, electrifying, and gratifying full-body yoga practice to squash springtime sluggishness—excess kapha dosha—and leave you vibrant for a day of exploration. Sack stubborn heaviness with fiery asana and evaporate mental cloudiness with purifying pranayama. Enjoy the lasting benefits of howling-wolf bhastrika, agni sara, breath retentions, detoxifying twists, challenging balancing postures, and much more.

Mostly asana.


Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Establishing a Strong Foundation
Seane Corn - Course ID: M4CORN
Basics / Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Learn the foundation of a solid practice through alignment, core awareness, and breathing techniques. Understand the basic principles of Sun Salutations A and B and how this is the cornerstone of every vinyasa practice. We'll also discuss the preparation, inner cues, and dissection of the fundamentals of standing poses, backbends, twists, and inversions. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Asana, discussion, and demonstration.


Power + Precision + Mindfulness: Core Strength + Awareness
Jason Crandell - Course ID: M4CRAN
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Developing strength and awareness in your core is not only flattering but it also sets the stage for greater depth, steadiness, and ease in the rest of your practice. Come learn how to strengthen and integrate your midsection in creative, effective, lasting ways. Expect a thorough, intelligent sequence that includes plenty of abdominal work, inversions, twists, and sidebends. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Transcend
Tiffany Cruikshank - Course ID: M4CRUI
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Come dissect the anatomy of inversions. We'll look at the possible obstacles along the way, and discover how to work toward the postures safely and confidently. By exploring the mental obstacles in our inverted practice, we have a chance to discover what holds us back in our lives. This workshop will include listening to lectures, breaking down the inversions, and then looking at ways to work toward them in an approachable way. Come prepared to learn and have fun.

No inversion experience required. Some vinyasa experience recommended.


Tracking Transformation
Ana Forrest - Course ID: M4FORR
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

What if you were able to track the process of transformation? This means becoming aware, during the actual process, of all the things that are happening to you during a transforming moment or time. Learn to create a heightened sense of awareness through breath and asanas to become aware of the quality of feeling that lives inside. Tracking what is happening in your yoga poses can be applied to tracking and guiding transformation in other parts of your life. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: Water, a strap (at least 6'), a block, 2 mats (OR 1 mat and a large beach towel or blanket.)
The room will be heated. Mostly asana.


The Art of Vinyasa
Richard Freeman - Course ID: M4FREE
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Everything in life is a vinyasa--a sequence of movements and breath that compose all we do on a fundamental level. Just like our yoga poses, life's "sequences" can be smooth, graceful, integrated, and intelligent if we learn to join together oppositions. Come explore different categories of poses (forward bends, backbends, twists, arm balances) from the perspective of understanding the oppositions, conjoining and sequencing of movements, and breath that works for optimal form, alignment and safety, and that translates from the mat into everyday life. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


I.AM.YOU. Detox to Retox
Lauren Imparato - Course ID: M4IMPA
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

This detox to retox yoga class will begin with a 90-minute I.AM.YOU. flow focused on cleansing and strengthening your most vital metabolic organs--liver, kidneys, stomach, spleen, intestines. We’ll sweat, rock out, debloat, and detox our bodies from the inside out. The class will be followed by a Q&A to help you get all the info and answers you need on how to be healthy within the context of your busy modern life, and how to cleanse without starving yourself.

Asana and discussion with Q&A.


Mahamudra: Opening the Central Axis
Leslie Kaminoff - Course ID: M4KAMI
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

The practice of Mahamudra provides a powerful bridge between asana and pranayama. In addition to the seated practice that bears its name, the principle of Mahamudra is invoked any time that strong axial extension of the spine is accomplished through the action of the bandhas. Through lecture and discussion, we'll review the anatomical and physiological basis for the experience of shushumna and related yogic concepts. We'll also utilize a carefully designed sequence of breath-centered movements and postures that build toward a unique experience of "central channel" breath movement.

Breath-centered asana practice, lecture, discussion, slideshow, and Q&A.


Hiking Yoga
Eric Kipp - Course ID: M4KIPP
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

ahnuInvite fresh air and a spirit of exploration into your yoga practice. On this magical, mystical yoga tour, we'll sweat, breathe, and explore the natural, architectural, and cultural wonders of Central Park, the most famous park in the world. This unique 120-minute workout integrates the cardio of hiking with the power of yoga. Along the way, we'll settle into four different yoga stations designed to stretch, open, and challenge our bodies. We'll be outdoors, so wear comfortable layers and walking/running shoes.

Rain or shine. Mats will be provided. For an optimal experience, the group will be capped at 20.


Maha Sadhana II: Aura Strengthening and Divine Love
Dharma Mittra - Course ID: M4MITT
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

This powerful and dynamic Dharma Yoga workshop is the distilled essence of Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra's century of constant practice and teachings of classical hatha raja yoga. The best and most efficient techniques from the full yogic arsenal will be disseminated in the areas of Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa, or asana (the physical exercises), pranayama (breathing exercises), deep healing relaxation, and meditation. We'll combine this with powerful techniques designed to strengthen the personal aura--the only real defense from psychic attack. Dharma will offer a special spiritual discourse on "The Way of Divine Love" from the Bhagavad Gita, one of the seminal texts at the heart of the yogic canon.

Asana, pranayama, deep-healing relaxation, meditation, and discussion.


Yoga of Success: Message, Marketing, and Money
Sadie Nardini & Tyler McCoy - Course ID: M4NARD
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Gain tips, tools, and secrets from three skyrocketing yoga professionals: yoga teacher Sadie Nardini; video, social media, and wellness expert Tyler McCoy; and Ava Taylor, CEO of YAMA Talent, the first talent agency for mind-body professionals. Clarify what you were born to offer and how to make more conscious money doing it as a lifestyle. Get a supercharged ten-step map that you can use to clarify, then live your dreams. Reap the benefits, financial and otherwise, from getting to the core of who you are, and how to express that into the world.

Lecture. No asana.


Flight School
Raghunath - Course ID: M4RAGH
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Elevate your physical and spiritual practice in this famously popular, powerful, and playful class. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape as you push your edge and realize your potential, no matter your level. Asanas that once seemed unattainable will be dissected and made approachable. We'll interlace chanting and stories from classic Indian texts with down-to-earth spirituality and instructions for living a contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, and open your heart. Flight school is in session. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


All About Your Hips
Natasha Rizopoulos - Course ID: M4RIZO
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

Your hips are designed for maximum stability in order to support the weight of your torso as you move through life. In an increasingly sedentary world, however, this often translates into stiffness and weakness. We'll begin with a review of the basic anatomy of the pelvis, and then translate this knowledge into a rigorous practice designed to help you access your hips' ideal balance of stability and mobility. This class is a must for those who feel perpetually locked in the lower body. Bring a block and a strap. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Flying, Floating, and Handstanding
David Swenson - Course ID: M4SWEN
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

In this fun-filled exploration of vinyasa and arm balances, we'll break down the vinyasa into its components and explore handstands and arm balances through the avenue of partner work. All levels can attend—even if you’ve never done a handstand. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana with partner work.


Revolved Triangle
Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee - Course ID: M4YEES
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

yoga glyphsLearn the fundamental building blocks of this complex standing pose to find ease and steadiness. By understanding the common obstacles of this pose, we'll unlock the secrets of twists. Come move through a sequence that will allow us to observe and unwind the resistance in ourselves that this pose reveals. All are welcome in this journey of self-discovery. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Jivamukti Yoga Open Class: Focus on Backbends
Yogeswari - Course ID: M4YOGE
Mixed Levels

4Sunday, April 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Main Conference - Session 4

An opening chant and a brief spiritual teaching will set the tone for a seamless vinyasa sequence focusing on backbends. You'll be guided through a flowing warm-up, Sun Salutations, a series of standing poses, backbends building up to the Wheel, and a closing sequence of forward bends, twists, Shoulderstand, Headstand, Savasana, and a short meditation. We'll develop a spiritual theme throughout, and practice accompanied by a sound track of world music, a Sanskrit mantra, and hip Indian beats.

Mostly asana.


Please choose one from Session 5:

Choose Only Love
Kathryn Budig - Course ID: M5BUDI
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Everything we do stems from a place of love, and often all we need is a little reminder to get us back on that track. Backbends are the ultimate ticket to look fear in the face and react straight from our heart center. This love-inducing flow will open your heart and shoulders, preparing you for deeper backbends such as Urdhva Dhanurasana and Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. Once the heart soars, the possibilities are endless! **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: A strap and block.
Mostly asana.


Power + Precision + Mindfulness: Safe + Balanced Shoulders
Jason Crandell - Course ID: M5CRAN
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Discover a sound, rational approach for keeping your shoulders safe and balanced in vinyasa yoga. In this flow practice, you'll discover how slight modifications to common postures like Chaturanga, Cobra, and Upward-Facing Bow can keep you and your students safe. You'll also learn how to use your scapulae more effectively, release chronic tension in your neck and upper back, and do several new postures that will keep this region safe and sound. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Down to Fly
Dana Trixie Flynn - Course ID: M5FLYN
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Learn the yogis' secrets that taught them how to fly, the sacred tools and bandhas (inner lifts) that will allow you to cop some air. Soar past your limits and get ready to take physical and spiritual flight. Beginners will learn the foundations for taking flight, and super flyers will walk out of the room on their hands. Dare to go higher! **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Gut Wisdom: Awakening the Wisdom of Our Enteric Nervous System
Bo Forbes - Course ID: M5FORB
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Did you know that your gut has a mind of its own? The core body not only holds us upright, but it is also our central intelligence agency. We'll explore the anatomy, functions, and extraordinary power of the enteric nervous system, our belly brain. We'll also delve into its influence on our nervous system, our immune system, and our capacity for emotional regulation. We'll experience practices that release physical and emotional tension and stagnation in the abdominal area, increase "prana in the belly," and promote physical and emotional digestion. .

CE credits are offered for psychologists and social workers The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics 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 (1) CE hour for psychologists. This program is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Provider #886459124) for two (2) continuing education contact hours.


What to bring: A blanket, one to two blocks, and an eye pillow
Asana, restorative yoga, pranayama, and lecture.


Mulabandha and Its Relation to Pranayama
Richard Freeman - Course ID: M5FREE
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Mula Bandha is the basic link of the prana to its complement, the apana. This linking allows graceful and effortless movement in and out of poses and keeps us vibrant and grounded. We'll blend asana and pranayama practices based on a study of the essential and elusive activity of Mula Bandha, the strong grounding effect of correct Ujjayi Pranayama, and its relationship to movement and postural alignment. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Anatomy Basics
Julie Gudmestad - Course ID: M5GUDM
Basics

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

We'll begin with an introduction to the language that describes anatomy and movement, teaching you how to "see" the structures that lie beneath the skin. Then we'll put that knowledge into practice with poses that illustrate fundamental principles of movement and alignment. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

What to bring: A mat, blanket, strap, and block.
Lecture and asana practice


Shine on You Crazy Diamond: Core Brilliance
Amy Ippoliti - Course ID: M5IPPO
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Learn to be strong on the inside, soft on the outside in this robust practice of core standing poses, playful abs, hand balancings, exercises to stabilize your sacroiliac joint, light counterposes, and grounding hip openers. It is not enough to be tough; we must also be soft and vulnerable. Yes, we must be fierce, but also honest and true. This practice will lift you there! **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


The Art of Physical Adjustments
Alanna Kaivalya - Course ID: M5KAIV
Continue Your Education

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Are you ready to give your students a reason to never stop coming back? Professional, effective hands-on adjustments are an art form within the field of teaching yoga that is incomparable to any other. Through receiving adjustments, students have the opportunity to go beyond self-imposed boundaries and realize what they never thought was possible. In this workshop, yoga teachers can discover a comprehensive toolkit for connecting with their students psychologically, spiritually, and physically. Teachers can expect incredible transformation in their teaching, simply by providing a connection with another human being that fosters trust. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Teachers only. Practical application and some lecture.


Twist, Don't Break: Twisting Poses from the Inside Out
Leslie Kaminoff - Course ID: M5KAMI
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

Axial rotation is the anatomical term for twisting of the spine. Understanding the structural core of twisting postures, known in yoga as "parivritti," reveals the critical role that breathing plays in safely accomplishing these complex movements. In this practice-oriented workshop, we'll review the key structures of the spine and breathing mechanism that can contribute to (or interfere with) the twisting actions of the body. We'll explore sitting, standing and supine positions, as well as the role of binding and twisting's effects on our physiology.

Breath-centered asana/vinyasa practice, lecture, discussion, slideshow, and Q&A.


Hiking Yoga
Eric Kipp - Course ID: M5KIPP
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

ahnuInvite fresh air and a spirit of exploration into your yoga practice. On this magical, mystical yoga tour, we'll sweat, breathe, and explore the natural, architectural, and cultural wonders of Central Park, the most famous park in the world. This unique 120-minute workout integrates the cardio of hiking with the power of yoga. Along the way, we'll settle into four different yoga stations designed to stretch, open, and challenge our bodies. We'll be outdoors, so wear comfortable layers and walking/running shoes.

Rain or shine. Mats will be provided. For an optimal experience, the group will be capped at 20.


Rhythmic Flow: Kripalu Vinyasa
Coby Kozlowski - Course ID: M5KOZL
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

kripaluDelve into the grace and beauty of vinyasa flow as a pathway to the heart in this creative and rejuvenating workshop, heightened by the propulsive live beats of KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers. In the process, you'll cultivate strength and fluidity as you venture to your edge with compassion and awareness. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Tantra Yoga: Meditation, Mantra, Visualization
Gary Kraftsow - Course ID: M5KRAF
Contemplative / Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

One of the great insights of the yoga and Tantra masters was nature consciousness. In the normal waking state, the consciousness is drawn through the mind via the senses toward the objects around us. When we are disconnected from the senses, consciousness is drawn into the twists and turns of memory and the past, which conditions our thoughts about ourselves. Meditation begins as we master the fluctuation of attention and direct our minds rather than being pulled along. Once we gain this control, we can set a new direction for our lives. We'll focus on meditation, including mantra and visualization, as a way to realign our action with our priorities.

Integrated practice with visualization and meditation.


Freedom Flow: Unwind Your Mind, Open Your Body
Claire Missingham - Course ID: M5MISS
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

This gorgeous, full-flow class is inspired by the urge to change things up. Come experience the integration of prayer and intention, uplifting music, and detailed alignment all working to create a sense of freedom. Teachers and teacher trainees will be offered advanced variations. Expect to sweat, laugh, love, and be free.

Mostly asana.


Relationships and the Role of Sex in Yoga
Aadil Palkhivala - Course ID: M5PALK
Contemplative / Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

What is love? What is a yogic relationship? What role does sex play in Purna Yoga? How do we fit an ancient belief system into a modern, ever-changing world? Get these and other important questions answered.

What to bring: Whatever you need to sit comfortably.
Lecture. No asana.


Insight Yoga: Creating a Balanced Yin/Yang Home Practice for the Body and Mind
Sarah Powers - Course ID: M5POWE
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

We'll start with a brief talk describing how to integrate the body, heart, and mind into your home practice. This will be followed by a balanced session of pranayama, mindfulness meditation, and Yin/Yang Yoga sequenced in a way that can enhance your daily program. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Asana, pranayama, lecture, and meditation.


Fundamentals of the Subtle Aspects of Backbends
Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee - Course ID: M5YEES
Mixed Levels

5Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Conference - Session 5

This class is not about who is flexible and who is tight. It's about the wonderful understanding of opening your body and mind organically and wisely. Discover intelligence, balance, and aesthetics in poses that challenge and excite us. Come and transform your practice in this life-giving category of poses. This class is for all who are curious. Mostly asana. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Sunday Afternoon Special Events

10:15am - 11:00am - Mindful Capoeira Flow - Open to all.
11:15am - 11:45am - Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids - Ideal for ages 2-8 with parent--all other family members are welcome!
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Community Class with Anna Gannon: ENERGIZE - Open to all.
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Essential Oils and Chakra Balancing - Open to all.
2:40pm - 3:15pm - KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers - Open to all.

Please choose one from Session 6:

Vishuddha Yoga: Making Magic of Your Truth
Seane Corn - Course ID: M6CORN
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

An important part of the spiritual journey is learning to trust in our own unique self-expression, deeply coming to terms with our own authenticity. Come explore the fifth chakra or visuddha, in this intermediate level vinyasa flow class. We'll flow through Sun Salutations A and B to warm up, and then into poses that support, open, activate, and nurture the throat chakra area, such as neck/shoulder openers and backbends. The intention of this class is to unblock stagnant energy around speaking your truth, asking for what you need, setting boundaries, making decisions, clearing shame or guilt, and taking positive action in your life that will bridge your highest thoughts with your heart's desire! **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana with some discussion.


The Breathing Practice
Nikki Costello - Course ID: M6COST
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

A yoga practice is complete when your breath is steady and even, your senses turn inward, and your mind is resting in the joyful presence of your own heart. Enjoy this simple and effective restorative and pranayama practice for relaxation, inward reflection, and meditation.

Asana, pranayama, and relaxation.


Unravel
Tiffany Cruikshank - Course ID: M6CRUI
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Embracing your full potential sometimes requires first letting go. Myofascial release works with both the muscles and the fascia to relieve pain and tension in the musculoskeletal system. Come explore some tools to help you unravel tension in your tissues to prepare for deeper work in your practice and your life. By manipulating the muscles and the fascia, physical and energetic constrictions are released, opening areas that may feel stuck or resistant to change. You'll leave with a simple but effective knowledge of myofascial release that you can apply on your own.

What to bring: Bring three tennis balls.
No yoga experience necessary.


Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage
Matt Giordano & Chris Loebsack - Course ID: M6GILO
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Let go into a deep level of relaxation through connection and support. Experience a deeper, easeful release into poses with support of a partner. Explore hands-on adjustments for asana and restorative yoga poses through Thai Yoga Massage. Asana and partner work.

All levels welcome; recommended for yoga teachers. No partner necessary.


Body Mechanics for Teachers
Julie Gudmestad - Course ID: M6GUDM
Continue Your Education

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Protect yourself and your students from common injuries and strains. We'll discuss gravity's effects on the body and how certain positions put leverage and strenuous loads on the spine and other joints. Then we'll work on poses and teaching techniques so teachers can use proper body mechanics as they demonstrate and adjust students. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Discussion and asana with partner work.


Simply Irresistible: Hamstrings, Hips, and Lower Back
Amy Ippoliti - Course ID: M6IPPO
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Breathe new life into your lower body with a delicious spectrum of hamstring, hip, and lower back poses modified for therapeutic relief and benefit. Perfect if you want more freedom and ease in your lower body so you can shine more brightly. Walk away feeling free, uplifted, and ready to be unstoppable! **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


The Mythology of Yoga: Our Lives Through the Stories of the Hindu Trinity
Alanna Kaivalya - Course ID: M6KAIV
Contemplative / Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Many have heard of the iconic Hindu deities of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. They reign supreme over the mythological traditions of India. Through the yogic lens, we find that this triumvirate also has reign over the trajectory of our lives and every experience within it. Through understanding some of the fundamental stories of these three characters, we illuminate the mystical aspect of these gods and use their lessons as tools to navigate even the greatest challenges we face. Come hear some wonderful stories, underpinned by the mystical philosophy of one of the world's most enchanting mythological traditions.

Lecture. No asana.


Evidence-Based Viniyoga Therapy for Stress Management
Gary Kraftsow - Course ID: M6KRAF
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Stress plays a primary role in the development of disease. Yoga has tremendous potential for assisting the general population with reducing stress and the effects of stress-related diseases. Come learn the techniques that Gary used in a 12-week multiregion study on stress management for Aetna Insurance Company. The intervention introduced tools for managing stress, including asana, breathing techniques, relaxation, mental techniques, and education. The data analysis showed statistically significant results in reducing stress. Through lecture and practice, Gary will cover methods used in the study to relieve musculoskeletal tension and headaches, improve sleep, increase feelings of well-being, and improve coping strategies for dealing with stressful events and the subsequent negative symptoms. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Lecture and practice.


Yoga For Men (and Women)
Sadie Nardini & Tyler McCoy - Course ID: M6NARD
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Join master Core Strength Vinyasa yoga trainer Tyler McCoy and founder Sadie Nardini for a discussion and power-based flow class designed for men and their specific needs in yoga practice. Female teachers and male practitioners alike will discover specific poses to balance men's bodies and minds and gain new perspectives on what it means to be a Next-Generation Male both on the mat and in relationship to the world.

Mostly asana.


Amazing Savasana of Purna Yoga
Aadil Palkhivala - Course ID: M6PALK
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Savasana integrates the practice done before it. Use this Savasana to unite the practices you have done this weekend and imprint them into your body so that you leave the conference with deep body memories. Of course, you will also feel more restored and refreshed.

What to bring: A mat, two blankets, and one strap.
Mostly relaxation.


Ways of Seeing
Natasha Rizopoulos - Course ID: M6RIZO
Continue Your Education

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

As teachers and assistants, we have the privilege of guiding students toward the most beneficial versions of postures. Doing so in a classroom requires an understanding of alignment and anatomy, the skill to look and quickly assess, and the more subtle ability to read the energy of a pose. Come examine different bodies in a variety of poses and explore ways of truly seeing and responding so that students can have the best possible experience on their mats. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Discussion and asana.


Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away NOW!
David Romanelli - Course ID: M6ROMA
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Life is a very brief journey, and you take nothing with you when you leave. So if you spend too much time focusing on possessions, it's like making a getaway to the Four Seasons in Kauai and spending the whole vacation redecorating the hotel room. This deep stretch yoga class will relax your mind, simplify your life, and loosen your grip on "stuff." As goes the proverb, "Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think." Mostly asana.

Mostly asana.


Rock the Bhakti: Vinyasa of Devotion and Sound Grooves
Sianna Sherman & DJ Drez - Course ID: M6SHER
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

Expand the prana, life force energy, and the power of devotion in this uplifting and energizing flow of standing poses, backbends, chanting, and pranayama. This powerful sequence creates whole body freedom and invites the healing power of devotion into your life. Turn on your heart fire, release stuck emotions, and expand your vision in the collective pulse of movement, mantra, and music. This class is up-tempo, fun, sweaty, and open to spontaneous flows of ecstasy!

Mostly asana.


Pleasant Pursuits of Personal Practice: Avoiding Injury, Seeking Depth and Enjoying the Ride
David Swenson - Course ID: M6SWEN
Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

It is quite easy to get something started or to demolish it. But maintenance is the real challenge. Come learn simple, down-to-earth concepts, tools, and techniques for maintaining and growing a lifetime yoga practice within the constraints of a busy life. Using the basic concept of a minimum daily practice of 15 to 30 minutes as a foundation to build upon, you'll leave with tools to develop your own routine to suit your special circumstances and needs. Whether you're new to yoga or are a seasoned practitioner, this class is sure to inspire, encourage, and empower all who attend. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Discussion and asana with partner work.


Lower Back Yoga Therapeutics
Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee - Course ID: M6YEES
Therapeutic / Mixed Levels

6Sunday, April 27 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Conference - Session 6

yoga glyphsLet go of the fear of hurting your lower back. Learn to use your practice to integrate your lower back with the rest of your body and mind to return to its natural harmony, strength, and fluidity. By using all types of poses in their right sequence, you'll observe the imbalances and move toward balance. You'll also learn about the proper use of will and how to gauge the right amount of effort with deep observation. This class is for everyone, regardless of level of practice or level of pain. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.


Sunday Evening Special Events

5:45pm - 6:30pm - Closing Event: Bob Marley Flow with Seth Weisberg - Open to all.