New York
Hilton New York
Apr 8-11, 2016
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Yoga Conference

Special Events

Community classes, inspired talks, morning meditation, acro-yoga demos, happy hours and much more.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.




Friday | 8:00am - 8:30am
Morning Meditation


Friday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
An Evening with Gabrielle Bernstein: True Power

Join New York Times bestselling author and speaker, Gabrielle Bernstein for her talk entitled, True Power. This engaging, two hour presentation will amplify your intuition and deepen your connection to yourself and to the world. Gabrielle will share her favorite techniques to combat our most common problems--from anxiety and addiction to burnout and resentment.

Inspired by some of the greatest spiritual teachings, Gabrielle offers up spirit-based principles, meditations, and practical tools to help you release all the blocks to your True Power. Expand your inner wisdom. Amplify your intuition. Become a magnet for miracles.

Here’s what you can expect:
• An inspirational talk where Gabrielle will help you tap into your greatest source of power; your presence. Tapping into this power will help you turn your visions into your reality.
• Group guided meditations where you’ll walk away feeling a sense of peace and positive shift.
• Q & A where you can ask Gabrielle anything.
• Book signing following the event.

$35 for YJ LIVE attendees; $50 for general public.




Saturday | 7:00am - 7:30am
Morning Pranayama and Meditation

sivanandaPranayama is the regulation of the breath and the control of the vital forces of the body (prana). One who can control the prana can also control the mind and destiny. Come explore the theory and practices of various breathing techniques that balance, clear, and calm the mind preparing us for meditation.

Open to all.




Sunday | 6:30am - 7:30am
Morning Run in Central Park

Join Laura Guccione, Creator of Yogawrap Spine Support, for an early morning run through Central Park! We'll have the place to ourselves - a rare opportunity indeed! The total loop can be up to 6-miles, but we can pace it to whomever is ready for a low key, post coffee run.


Sunday | 7:00am - 7:30am
Morning Meditation


Sunday | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Yoga Explosion: A View of the Yogaverse from 70,000 feet and Lessons from the Yoga in America Study

Most recent data from the Yoga in America study confirmed that yoga is booming--36.7 million strong. Yoga practice and yoga practitioners are also changing. What does this mean for yoga teachers, studio owners, and those who want to understand this growing community? What will the future of our industry look like? Who will be practicing yoga and who and why will some teachers and studios be successful while others fail? How are current trends at the federal and state levels of government going to affect yoga teachers, and studios? What role should Yoga Alliance play? What's the deal with Yoga Alliance's "policies" and "advocacy"? What the heck are they doing with all the money? Join Andrew Tanner for a presentation and dialogue on the role of Yoga Alliance, and the ever evolving American Yoga Sangha.

Open to all.