MC Yogi grew up painting graffiti and listening to hip hop music. He discovered yoga at age 18, when he joined his father for a meditation intensive with a spiritual teacher from India. Deeply moved by this powerful experience, he devoted himself to learning everything he could about the ancient discipline. He continues to study the physical forms of yoga, as well as meditation, philosophy, and devotional chanting. MC Yogi's albums, Elephant Power and Pilgrimage combine his love of yoga and hip hop music and are best sellers on the ITunes world music charts. He tours internationally with his music and teaches at Yoga Toes Studio, in Point Reyes Station California, which he cofounded with his wife Amanda. Learn more at mcyogi.com.
Mythic Yoga Lounge
Amanda Giacomini & Sianna Sherman & MC Yogi
- Course ID: AFGIAC
Friday, January 18 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Intensives
Come on a mythic journey with yoga practices that embody alignment, Tantric philosophy, and stories of the gods and goddesses. With specific asana sequences for each deity, along with their myths, mudras, and mantras, we'll learn how to incorporate these archetypal energies into practical understanding for everyday life. In the morning, we'll have an up-tempo practice, with backbends and arm balances. Afternoon asana will dive into hip openers, twists, pranayama, and meditation. Join this sacred pilgrimage into the temple of your own being.
What to bring: Your mat, friendly props, a journal/notebook, and your mythic self.
Discussion, asana, pranayama, and meditation practices.
Amanda Giacomini & MC Yogi
- Course ID: M2GAIC
Saturday, January 19 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
Learn the ancient yogic secrets of how to cultivate good karma. An uplifting asana practice, interwoven with philosophy, mythology, and an inspiring world-music soundtrack will help you to transform your mind into a prayer wheel, creating and generating high-vibration thoughts with the goal of creating happiness and health for all beings everywhere.
Yoga as Pilgrimage
Amanda Giacomini & MC Yogi
- Course ID: M6GIAC
Sunday, January 20 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
A pilgrimage is taking a journey to a sacred place while having a specific purpose, generally one that benefits something or someone you love. Weaving together asana, pranayama, poetry, storytelling, music, and art, MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini guide you through a flowing yoga practice designed to be a pilgrimage into the heart of yoga.
Previous yoga experience recommended. Mostly asana.
Sunday, January 20 — 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Join MC Yogi and a few of his friends for a lively closing send-off ceremony to encapsulate your weekend at the conference and connect with fellow attendees before returning home.
Free and open to all.