Festival Schedule*

*Information subject to change

Please note: all tickets are non-refundable.

Thursday, September 21

All classes are held at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Please note, some classes are outside so be sure to wear or bring Sunscreen.

5:30 – 6:00 PM Manoj Chalam
Opening Ceremony
Room: Paradise Lawn

6:15 – 7:45 Katelyn Ure
Kids Yoga Class
Room: Pueblo 1

6:15–7:45 Anton Mackey & Drew McManus of Satsang
Yoga & Music
Room: Paradise Lawn

8:00 – 9:00 PM : Drew McManus of Satsang
Live Music on the Lawn

Get access for $20

Friday, September 22

6:00-6:30 Mark Salustro
Morning Meditation
Paradise Lawn

6:30-7:30 The Band of Now
Morning Kirtan – Bhakti Hour
Paradise Lawn

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Please join us for morning Sadhana. Start your day off with the ancient practice of chanting sacred names and vibrations. Kirtan is a call-and-response style of singing based in the Bhakti yoga tradition. We will be singing in both English and Sanskrit. Stilling the mind, softening the heart, evoking joy, and dissolving separateness are just some of the magical benefits of this ancient practice. And for these 3 mornings we will be honoring Sacred Feminine as the Soulful Tribe AZ Yoga Festival starts on the same day Navaratri starts (Hindu festival of the Goddess). So each of our 3 days we will sing a mantra to Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati respectively. Come share your hearts and voices with us. Jai Ma! No experience necessary.
7:45-8:30 Angela Hofrichter
Salute the Sun – Gentle Movement through Suyra Namaskara A and B
Paradise Lawn

8:30-10:30 Donna Martens
Prana Vidya: The Art of Energetic Healing
Room: Arizona 1

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rana Vidya , literally ‘the science of life force’ has been a part of every spiritual tradition at their inception. In the practice we access energy latent in the individual and apply them towards healing effects in the body. From the teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, a perfected master, we explore his meditation techniques, tools for acquiring knowledge of prana and influencing it to direct it towards healing in the body. We will practice awakening prana in the body with guided meditations and relaxation techniques, then take our experience deeper by explore moving prana internally, throughout the body, with directed intentionality. We will learn to develop our own guided meditations to continue our practice and development of the art and skill of Prana Vidya at home. A practice that leaves you rejuvenated, decompressed, and relieved of the pressures that block full and fluid movement of prana in the body. Bring props that help you lay down comfortably in Savasana on your mat.

9:00-10:15 David Tedesco
Flowing with Gratitude
Paradise Lawn

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A serene and powerful flow class designed to open your heart and awaken the gratitude within you. Enjoy great music and experience a conscious connection with your inner spirit.  Start your morning with this mindful practice that brings forth the eternal joy that dwells uniquely within you.
9:00-10:30 Beri Golding
Adjustments
Room: Arizona 2

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“Yoga Adjustments: This workshop is for both yoga students and teachers. We will have a brief warm up and then explore the principles of giving insightful, safe and transformational yoga posture assists. Understanding the value of non-verbal communication and the powerful voice of touch is a profound way to deepen your practice. We will also journey to explore the more playful side of yoga adjustments introducing some fun partner yoga variations. Learn to deepen not only your practice but also your connection with others. No previous experience or partner necessary; we will pair up and all work together!

9:00-10:30 Whitney Zama
Acro Yoga: Beginners – Intermediate
Room: Pueblo 1

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Acro Yoga is a celebration of traditional yoga with innovation in contemporary partner acrobatic movements wherein we experience divine harmony through presence and balance with another. In a safe and nurturing environment, we cultivate trust, confidence, and playfulness through dynamic asana, partner strength conditioning, stretching, counterbalances, inversions, Thai massage elements and therapeutic flying, basing and spotting. Fitness and flexibility beyone beginner level is required i.e.ability to hold a properly aligned plank (top of a push-up) for at least 30 seconds without discomfort. Bringing a partner is not necessary, but welcomed; there are plenty of us to play with.  
9:00-10:30 Gisele Wyne
The Foundations of Vinyasa
Room: Pueblo 2

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“Create a positive and permanent shift in your life.

Restore function to shoulders & wrists and learn how to prevent injury. In this workshop you will discover how proper yoga technique and mindfulness can power your practice and empower your life.

We will breakdown essential alignment in: plank, chatarunga, upward facing dog and downward facing dog.

Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this workshop will change your practice to sustain a lifelong practice!

9:00-10:30 Nicole Deacon
Yoga For Relationships
Room: Pueblo 3

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“Yoga is good for just about everything.  It helps with blood pressure, joint pain, fitness goals, relieving stress, better sleep, the list goes on and on.   When we are not as stressed we have more patience. When we are fit and feeling good we have more confidence in who we are.  Through all of this, yoga helps us create more peaceful and loving relationships with our family, friends, bosses, co-workers, lovers, etc. This workshop is designed to provide more understanding of how yoga can help bring out the best in you and those you interact with.  It can apply to intimate relationships, work relationships, family relationships, and even the relationship you have with yourself. You will learn: Human beings as human animal and human spirit How yoga helps us to be more conscious and come from human spirit more often Human animal and instinct The differences between masculine and feminine energy Primal instincts and the differences between hunters and gathers How yoga helps us access the best versions of ourselves and how we can bring it out in others

11:00-1:00 Mary Bruce
Soul Mastery ~ A Four Desires Immersion
Room: Arizona 1

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“Soul Mastery ~ A Four Desires Immersion Create a life of Purpose, Pleasure, Prosperity and Freedom  by understanding the Four Purushartas; the Four Aims of Life. Uncover your soul’s deepest driving desire and Learn to shape Destiny in order to live a more joyful fulfilling life. Please bring a journal and pen.”

11:00-12:30 Teri Pomerantz
GYROKINESIS
Room: Arizona 2

11:00-12:30 Marta Armida
The Power of Intention and the Art of Yoga Nidra
Room: Pueblo 1

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Join Marta for an exploration of the powerful tool of Intention and learn how the practice of Yoga Nidra can be leveraged to scientifically create more peace, ease, and happiness in your life. ​ · Understand the workings of the underlying thought processes that are at the source of emotional well-being. · Understand the ways in which we unconsciously perpetuate unhelpful thought patterns that lead to a cycle of doubt, angst, and struggle. · Discover how to apply the tool of Intention to restore health, happiness, and clarity in both body and mind. The session will include both lecture and practice and is suitable for practitioners of any level.
11:00-1:00 Manoj Chalam
Hindu & Buddhist Deities: Their Most Entertaining Stories & Secret Symbolisms And Why it’s Relevant in Yoga Today
Room: Pueblo 2

11:00-12:30 Tamra Blankenship
Surrendering the Internal Bully class
Room: Pueblo 3

11:00- 12:30 Karli Horner
Merkaba Meditation
Room: Pueblo 4

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A journey into the mind, creating awareness of consciousness expansion through the use of breathing techniques, deep guided meditation and binaural beats followed by a group energy adjustment

12:30-2:00 LUNCH Break

2:00-3:30 Vivian Carrasco
“Breathe New Life: Mindful Learning + Body Guidance for Lasting Self-Mastery
Room: Arizona 1

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“Join Dr. Vivian Carrasco as she offers you practice, presence and potency. Expect an in depth experience of life coaching for both beginners and advanced practitioners. Practice presence as Vivian teaches you to tap into the deep, wordless wisdom already within you. This is an experiential workshop where you’ll explore and discover: Who are you and who are you becoming? Crossing the threshold and living a new way of Being is a psychological metamorphosis, learn the four distinct phases you will move through. Are you taking action in alignment with your deepest truth or because it’s what you “should” do? Own your own knowing by learning how to calibrate your body compass. ”

2:00-3:30 Summer Peterson
Flow into Yoga Nidra
Room: Arizona 2

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Come along with Summer on a Yoga journey to connect with your, ever present, inner rhythm, song, and dance while celebrating your Authentic Self.  Summer will guide you into a deeper Self-exploration of mind, body and Spirit using postures and breath to open the body, diving deeper into the subtle and casual layers where your authentic True Nature resides. On this journey, you will move with your life’s music, which is always humming, singing and dancing within! Your journey will culminate with a Yoga Nidra that is sure to awaken and rejuvenate your soul.

2:00-3:30 Laurene Hayden
Accessing Inner Wellness with Ayurvedic Marma Therapy
Room: Pueblo 1

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“Accessing Inner Wellness with Ayurvedic Marma Therapy: Marmas are vital energy points accessible at the skin’s surface, which correspond with the deep physiology of the body. Marma Therapy is a healing touch therapeutic technique that is part of Ayurveda, “The Science of Life”. Laurene combines her knowledge and practice of Marma treatment with Reiki and traditional Pranic Healing techniques in private practice at Arizona Wellness Medicine and at Anahata Sound & Energy Healing Studio, both in Scottsdale. In this workshop, we will review Ayurveda basics, such as dosha functions and energy anatomy, and why marma points matter. You will then be led through an applied practice of a “marma facial” and some of the most common benefits of receiving a marma therapy treatment. We will conclude the session with an opportunity for Q&A.”

2:00-3:30 Ashley Colloton Loescher
Dosha Balancing Yoga
Room: Pueblo 2

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According to Ayurveda Philosophy, everything and everyone is made up of a unique combination including five elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth) and three doshas/energy patterns (vata, pitta, kapha). Join Ashley for this Ayurveda inspired yoga practice designed to restore balance in the mind and body through gentle pranayama, all levels flowing postures and guided meditation. 

2:00-3:30 Cheryl Oliver
Class: Vedic Chant for Healing
Room: Pueblo 4

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The Veda-s are the foundational texts of yoga philosophy.  Using the same methods of instruction that have been passed down for hundreds of generations, we will explore listening and chanting as a direct experience of tapas (intensity) and dhāranā (concentration).  The vibrations produced by vedic chant have the potential to alter our physiological state, and thereby improve physical and mental health.  In addition to the intellectual benefits (improved awareness, concentration and memory) chanting can calm us or energize us, it can help balance our energy, increase breath capacity, and support overall well-being.  We will chant up to 4 different healing mantra in this workshop.

4:00-5:30 Raquel Vamos
Dharma Yoga Wheel Class
Room: Arizona 1

4:00-8:00 Bryce Delbridge
Foundations for Floating
Room: Arizona 2

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“Foundations for Floating: An immersion into the fundamental muscles, movements & practices that prepare us for creating a sustainable practice, in which “”Floating”” gradually happens. What is “”Floating”” in Yoga? Graceful movements that seem to defy the laws of gravity. This is most associated with advanced practitioners whose movements appear effortless. This level of practice does not happen over night, that is why we will be laying the foundation for this to become possible over time. Much of this workshop will be focused on building core strength – from the deepest layers of tissues to the most superficial.  

4:00-5:30 Tirzah Shiya
Tantra of the Heart Workshop
Location: Pueblo 1

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Tantra Heart Workshop embodies ancient and sacred wisdom. We will learn about the holistic yogic system of Tantra while understanding the higher purpose of life in relation to spiritual development and awakening. The workshop includes mindful meditation, Tantra fundamentals, understanding  sacred sexuality, Shiva/Shakti archetypes, heart opening techniques, conscious breathwork, and some partner interaction (non sexual). This workshop specifically revolves around amplifying vibrations of the Heart. Tantra Heart is open to all levels. It invites full-bodied expansion through awareness with a little light-hearted fun. May cause tears of joy, increased global compassion and a total shift in the way we perceive ourselves and the universe! “Tantra is a path to freedom through the establishment of sane, healthy and spiritually oriented means of expressing our instincts. Tantra does not ask to renounce the body and it’s functions, but to renounce the associated conflicts and guilt which stand between us and expanded consciousness.”

Singles and couples welcome. No sexual interaction. 

4:00- 5:30 Penny McAlpin
How sound meditation awakens your spiritual growth.
Location: Pueblo 3

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“Are you looking for more joy, calm, clarity, and focus in your life? Sound meditation is like a cellular massage. It soothes the overwhelm, stress and demands of our fast paced lives. In this candlelit presentation you will experience a sound guided meditation that will awaken your spiritual growth.  You will notice a heightened awareness and sensitivity that will tune you in and raise your vibration as you tap into the power of the universe.   

4:00-5:30 Melissa Jones
Essential Oils 101
Location: Pueblo 4

5:30-7:00 Vinnie Marino
Rock & Roll Flow
Paradise Lawn

6:00-7:30 Lisa the Gongster
Gong: The Sound Healing Way with Lisa Gongster
Room: Arizona 1

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“Relax, reset, feel, be and belong in a sound journey that detoxes, awakens and rejuvenates the body. Gong Therapy: Gongs are relatively unknown but an extremely powerful form of meditation. Gong meditation has been around for thousands of years as a way of healing. This particular therapy is used to aid in stress reduction, breaking up emotional blockages within each person that practices this technique. The sound of the gongs are incredibly soothing. Gongs sounds are used to create an incredible sense of calm and focus. Research has found gong, The Sound Healing Way; Trains the mind for meditation, Reduces pain, enhances creativity, and creates a sense of Oneness. ​-Gongster’s Sound treatment is a personal journey that touches the delicate Strings of our soul. -It awakens spanless creative powers in us…It changes us, our lives and the lives of people around us. -When we are in harmony, our health returns, our light shines, we become centered, and awake. Raising our consciousness here on earth and dimensions beyond.”
6:00-7:30 Jason Sani
Mindful Nutrition and Conscious Comfort foods
Room: Pueblo 1

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“Mindful Nutrition and Conscious Comfort foods: Food should bring us together and build us up. In this workshop like class, culinary nutritionist Jason Sani will share actionable tips on creating more awareness with our food choices and how to improve our relationship with nutrition.

Mindful nutrition dives into the idea of purpose driven ingredients and conscious comfort foods. Learn how to make waffles, sauces, and other comfort foods that contribute to tasty nourishment and long term health. You’ll leave here with the tools and resources of sparking your own delicious journey. 

6:00-7:30 Donna Martens
Yin Yoga and the Meditative Arts
Room: Pueblo 2

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Opening to the Subtle Body with Yin Yoga Explore the use of pranayama, energy work, visualization within the context of a Yin Yoga practice to awaken sensitivity, discover and enliven the body, heart and mind. Mindfulness and meditation are the essence of yoga, yet seldom are we able to transport ourselves into our deepest dimensions. As we learn to come home to ‘this’ moment without distraction through mindfulness practices,we find luminosity, joy and peace. Come learn how to discover awareness of your subtle body in the context of a Yin Yoga practice.
6:00-7:15 Annie Glenn 
Kundalini for a Calm the Heart
Room: Pueblo 3

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There exists a practical technology to generate the inner energy needed to survive and excel under the pressure of this time that can alter the frequency of the mind and the state of the brain. The technology of Kundalini Yoga provides a technique for inner-education in wisdom, self-control, and intuition. Kundalini, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is the yoga of awareness. Using Kundalini yoga and meditation is a process that takes us beyond the mind. It is the science of how to fulfill ourselves in the experience of being human and serving others from a heart centered space. Join us in Kundalini Yoga for a Calm Heart a class designed to open the heart, increase compassion and sensitivity to others.   It’s calming effect will allow you to eliminate incessant thoughts and feelings, so you can be more in the present and experience your feelings more clearly.    
7:30-9:00 Kirtan with Girish
Paradise Lawn

$20 – Single Class

Saturday, September 23

6:00-6:30 Mark Salustro
Morning Meditation
Paradise Lawn

6:30-7:30 The Band of Now
Morning Kirtan – Bhakti Hour
Paradise Lawn

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Please join us for morning Sadhana. Start your day off with the ancient practice of chanting sacred names and vibrations. Kirtan is a call-and-response style of singing based in the Bhakti yoga tradition. We will be singing in both English and Sanskrit. Stilling the mind, softening the heart, evoking joy, and dissolving separateness are just some of the magical benefits of this ancient practice. And for these 3 mornings we will be honoring Sacred Feminine as the Soulful Tribe AZ Yoga Festival starts on the same day Navaratri starts (Hindu festival of the Goddess). So each of our 3 days we will sing a mantra to Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati respectively. Come share your hearts and voices with us. Jai Ma! No experience necessary.

7:00-8:15 Angela Hofrichter and DJ Mixtess Hava
Lasers GLO Dance Flow
Room: Arizona 1

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Come Dance the sun up with an Energized Dance party. There will be all things lasers and glow so make sure to wear your brightest and best as we ring in the morning.  Come a little early for some extra glow bling!

7:00-8:30 Emily Stooks
Healing Points- Flow into Bliss
Room: Pueblo 1

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Enjoy an all-level flow to Yin yoga session incorporation reflexology and energetic healing points to release physically and emotionally. End class with an energetic clearing and the treat of a long corpse pose- savasana while receiving Reiki from Emily
7:00-8:30 Narsingh Kaur Khalsa
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation 101
Room: Pueblo 2

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This workshop is for students who want to learn more about the scientific and medicinal aspects of Kundalini Yoga. Topics include: History of Kundalini, breath work (Pranayam), foundational Kundalini poses (asanas), energy and body locks, hand postures (mudras), why we wear white, the mantras and meanings.
7:00-8:30 Amy Clark
Finding Your Purpose
Room: Pueblo 3

9:00-10:30 Matt Rulli
Astanga Primary Series
Paradise Lawn

9:30-10:55 Vinnie Marino
Wake up and Flow
Room: Arizona 1

9:00-10:30 Suzanne Zupancic
Aroma Yin
Room: Arizona 2

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“Come Restore Your SELF through AROMA YIN: combining Yin Yoga and the power of essential oils.

We will explore the seven Chakras as they relate to the meridians that run up the front of the body and down the back.  Gently moving through poses to support the movement of energy throughout the body and pairing the asana with essential oils that support normal organ function for the specific Chakras.

The Chakras are the main Marmas or energy centers of the subtle body which energize all the Marma centers of the physical body. We will move through a series of Yin asana with essential oils and pressure/massage to Marma points to enhance the fundamental function of Chi (energy) in the body through each of the Chakras. Enriching the strength and fluidity of healthy Chi by slowing down and surrendering to our experience to restore the SELF. ”

9:00-10:30 Tirzah Shiya
Tantra Hatha Yoga Class
Location: Pueblo 1

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Tantric Hatha yoga has an intentional spiritual objective including important aspects of the yoga system. It offers a clear understanding of the nature and purpose of our primal energy and a concrete system of practice for it’s sublimation. This workshop includes practical and and scientific methods to purify not only our physical bodies, but our energy centers as well.

The journey into class begins with a mindful meditation followed by an uplifting asana practice before melting into a dreamy and transcendental savasana. Similar or varied versions of popular poses are held for longer periods of time to promote higher levels of immersion within the self.

With great influence from the East (specifically India and Tibet), Tirzah’s instruction includes emphasis beyond the physical. Because Tantra deals with the whole body, she addresses how each posture and/or technique offers specific benefits on deeper levels, including the energetic, mental, emotional, sexual and spiritual. Enhancing awareness of where particular sensations are felt activates more subtle levels of our being. This allows students (beginner or advanced) to internalize and truly practice YOGA.

Tantra yoga is designed to substantially raise vibrations while consciously connecting mind, body and spirit. With heaps of physical benefits, this mindful practice will also balance the emotional and pranic body, heighten mental clarity and create overall wellness and inner peace. True rejuvenation and significant healing on many levels occurs as layers dissolve.

This slower moving meditation is designed to deeply nourish the body’s natural energies, emphasizing organic alignment, breath awareness, energy sublimation, and pure love! It brings potent vibrational lightness while gradually expanding the consciousness and harmoniously energizing the entire body.

Learn to tap into the vast ocean of energies.

Time to escape the busy matrix and align with our true selves. Yes!

All levels welcome! Non-sexual.

9:00 – 10:30 Ericka Brian
Kids Yoga Class
Room: Pueblo 2

9:00-10:55 Ingrid Hirtz
Compassion Communication Workshop
Room: Pueblo 3

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Intro into Compassionate Communication (also known as NVC – Non Violent Communication- founded by Marshall Rosenberg This workshop is about creating a quality of connection to ourselves and to others that allows more love to flow. Empathy with ourselves and others is the currency of this flow. The format is interactive and based on the interests and needs of the participants.

9:00-10:30 Andrew Huvaere
Stress and Surviving the Times
Room: Pueblo 4

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Stress in our lives is a given and the best way to decrease stress, is to increase vitality. Through short and powerful KundaliniYoga Mantras, Meditations, and Breath Work, we can overcome the effects of stress in our lives and feel great in the most challenging of circumstances. Find out how 3 minutes can change your blood chemistry, brain chemistry, your glandular system, and leave you feeling relaxed, renewed and ready to take on the world!

11:00-12:30 Peter Gariepy
Acro Yoga – For Beginners
Paradise Lawn

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“Come out and play and reconnect with yourself, and new friends! Find joy and courage in your body, mind, and spirit. This beginners acro yoga class will include a yoga warmup, acro yoga, and end with thai message. All levels are welcome, no partner required. ”

11:05-12:30 Veronica Clark
Tantra Vinyasa: The Yoga of Deep Intimacy
Room: Arizona 1

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“Join Veronica Clark for a Tantra Vinyasa workshop and asana/yoga class. The workshop is designed to expand your understanding of your sexual energy to help catalyze your deepest joy and healing. The integration of simple but potent meditation and tantric techniques channel the expansion of ecstatic vibration as we embody the practice to bring about more creativity and vitality into our lives. This workshop is great for couples or singles who desire to deepen their connection with themselves and the larger web of life.

Please Note: This is an experiential, fully clothed workshop. Time is subject to change. Stay tuned for updates!”

11:00-12:30 Mary Bruce
The Six Gems of Soulful Practice ~ A ParaYoga Workshop
Room: Arizona 2

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“The Six Gems of Soulful Practice – A ParaYoga Workshop: Sva Dharma is self destiny: become who you were born to be. Tantra is self mastery: weaving Yoga into your life. Vidya is knowledge drawn from ancient wisdom. Agni is fire: embodying the capacity to overcome limitation. Sri is resplendence: experiencing the world as beautiful and remembering that life is a gift. Parampara is honoring your brightest light and sharing it with others. Woven together these gems reveal the entire extent and sacred power of yoga.”

11:00-12:30 Angie Hall
The brains healing way via Kriyas everyday
Room: Pueblo 1

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“The Brains Healing Way Via Kriyas Everyday: Angie just returned from her fourth trip to India where she completed her master level training with her teacher studying Sattva Yoga. Sattva Yoga incorporates fundamental Kriya techniques. Kriya practices are traditionally passed down from Guru to student. Kriya is action that leads us to evolution, expansion and liberation. This workshop will be a way for students to have a better understanding of the history, and the healing capacity (known as neuroplasticity) Kriyas create.

11:00-01:00 Beri Golding with Penny McAlpin & Hamid Jabbar
Thai Yoga Stretch
Room: Pueblo 2

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Thai Yoga Stretch incorporates the history and fundamental principles of Thai Yoga Massage in conjunction with modern day assisted stretching and compression therapy. Join us for a hands-on (and feet-on) workshop! We will explore this traditional healing system often referred to as the “lazy man’s yoga.” This traditional healing system incorporates acupressure, myofascial release techniques, yoga asana, athletic stretching, compression therapy and energetic touch. Thai Yoga Stretch focuses on balancing the flow of energy in our bodies and is not only a perfect compliment to a regular yoga practice but also a great way to generate interest for those of us who are new to the world of Yoga. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need a partner to attend, we will all work together as we explore this ancient healing art. Wear loose comfortable clothing and come join us for a playful and informative journey in “un-doing.” Warning: Thai Yoga feels so good, you may be booking a trip to Thailand after this workshop. The presenters are not responsible for any Wanderlust induced during the experience. 

11:05-12:30 Paul Benedict
Light on Rāja Yoga
Room: Pueblo 3

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Rāja Yoga is also known as “the royal science of the soul.” This is yoga practice in its classical, holistic form, taught largely from the ancient text of Patañjali, The Yoga Sūtras. What does union mean, and how is it achieved? How can a text that was compiled over 2200 years ago have relevance and benefit for you on your yoga mat, and in your day-to-day activities? Knowledge of this school of Royal Yoga is ineffective unless one possesses the tools to apply it. This workshop provides those tools, and draws from the book Ancient Wisdom for a New Age: A Practical Guide for Spiritual Growth, which Paul cowrote. Topics covered: the yin & yang of yoga, prānāyāma & meditation practices, karma, the human soul & ego, the path of the spiritual warrior, and the power of the eternal now.

11:00-1:00 Manoj Chalam
Awaken Shakti – the Goddess Archetype within you
Room: Pueblo 6

12:30-2:00 LUNCH Break

1:00-1:55 Brian Clement
Key Speaker
Room: Pueblo 1

2:00-3:30 Vivian Carrasco
“Breathe New Life: Mindful Learning + Body Guidance for Lasting Self-Mastery
Room: Arizona 1

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“Join Dr. Vivian Carrasco as she offers you practice, presence and potency. Expect an in depth experience of life coaching for both beginners and advanced practitioners. Practice presence as Vivian teaches you to tap into the deep, wordless wisdom already within you. This is an experiential workshop where you’ll explore and discover: Who are you and who are you becoming? Crossing the threshold and living a new way of Being is a psychological metamorphosis, learn the four distinct phases you will move through. Are you taking action in alignment with your deepest truth or because it’s what you “should” do? Own your own knowing by learning how to calibrate your body compass. ”
2:00-3:30 Johanna Beekman and the Band of Now
Lullaby Yoga and Thai Massage
Room: Arizona 2

2:00-3:55 Nicole Ballantyne
Living in the Light, Sitting in the Darkness
Room: Pueblo 1

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Living in the Light, Sitting in the Darkness: The Yogi’s guide to heartache, breakups and transformation. Discover the top 5 blocks keeping you from You. Bring Journal and pen. A cushion to sit on. Expect to experience a High Level discussion. No asana. 
2:00-3:30 Vinnie Marino
Talk with Vinnie
Room: Pueblo 2

2:00-3:30 Paulette Bodeman
What are you the possiblity of – In & Beyond the Pose
Room: Pueblo 3

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This workshop is a blend of philosophy, contemplation and asana. No matter what age all beings want to be happy, loved and live meaningful lives. In this interactive workshop you’ll delve into the question “what are you the possibility of?” On and off the mat. We’ll look to Shiva, as the fearless gambler, for insight when he risks it all at a game of chance. Just as Shiva must own up to his dark side, so too will you learn to recognize your shadows, and how to transform them into leverage and advantage. What better time for celebration and reflection on how you throw the dice and engage the game of life than right now at the Autumn Equinox and Harvest Festival time. Through self-inquiry and the physicality of the body you’ll explore the potential of your svadharma. Bring your mat and a journal.
2:00-3:30 Amy Solara
The Sacred Feminine and Self Love
Room: Pueblo 4

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This class is dedicated to finding the Goddess within, and truly finding the benefit of practicing Self Love. We will begin with yoga to open the parts of ourselves that may be resistant, and to connect us on a physical level to the energy that is always humming under the surface. Then we will transition into a meditation and journaling space, with exercises and prompts to help us integrate the energy, to set intentions, and to leave with tools that will deepen our connection to the inner Divine, expanding our capacity for Self Love. Open to all, but with a focus on those who identify as women. 

4:00-5:30 Jeff Martens
Fear to Clear
Room: Arizona 1

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 Your brain and body is made to transform fear into courage! In this evolutionary introduction to the Fear to Clear process, you will learn the science and spirituality that make it possible to live up to your fullest unimagined potential. Using yoga postures, dramatic play, and some good old scary fun you will learn what it means to face your greatest fears in your life – and then discover and transform what you were truly most afraid of all along!
4:00-5:30 Jenn Chiarelli & Girish
Sacred flow and Soulful Sounds
Room: Arizona 2

4:05-5:30 Susan Rowland
Ashtanga Led Primary Series
Room: Paradise Lawn

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Ashtanga Yoga is a system designed – incorporating a set series of poses – to add stabilty, flexibility and increased health to the mind, body and spirit of the practitioner. Using breathing techniques, proper focus or gaze, and healing postures, Ashtanga Yoga leads the practitioner to a healthy lifestyle. The postures are given incrementally to the practitioner, making this a more personalized and beneficial style of Yoga. Ashtanga – meaning 8 limbs – dives into the deeper meaning of Yoga, as we explore the fundamentals of healthy living both externally with the world around us; and internally, the universe within us.

4:00-5:30 Nick and Erin Lashaw
“We are Connected -exploring the meaning of Oneness in Yoga”
Room: Pueblo 2

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The word Yoga refers to union. Perhaps this is because the practice can awaken insight into the interconnected nature of all things. In the midst of a pose and while absorbed in the breath, one might get a glimpse into this interconnected nature and spontaneously sense that there is something beyond what can be seen with plain sight…something that unites us all. Phrases like “We Are All One” are as common in yoga studios across the country as a Manduka mat. Yet, off the mat, we are still ruled by our sense of separateness (or ego), which eventually turns into fear and ultimately the source of all suffering. The Yoga Sutra identifies 5 major kleshas or negative thoughts that create our habit of seeing the world this way, and provides a context in which to practice Yoga or union through the guidance of the yamas and niyamas. In this session, we will learn how to recognize these thought patterns, and how to use the tools from the Yoga Sutra to create an upward cycle so that our practice can do what it is intended to do: to unite us with others and to help us to become whole, individually.

4:00-5:30 Rana Nader
Malas and Mantras
Room: Pueblo 3

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Experience 45 minutes of breathing meditation using your mala beads with Rana Nader, learn how to use your mala beads, why there are 108 beads, what is the right mantra for you and how to engage your mala beads with your yoga and meditation practice.

4:00-5:30 Laurene Hayden
Co-presenter: Veda Spidle

Exploring Teaching Challenges Using the Yogic Toolbox: An Interactive Journey for Yoga Teachers
Room: Pueblo 1

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Exploring Teaching Challenges Using the Yogic Toolbox: An Interactive Journey for Yoga Teachers: Presented by Laurene Hayden & Veda Spidle This exploratory workshop is for you if you are a yoga teacher who wants to learn new ways to bring your gifts from deep inside, at your root, out into the community in ways that are ever- fresh and authentic, bolstering rather than depleting to your energy, and that have the potential to bring you closer to your own wisdom and power. We will employ traditional tools of yoga (asana, mudra, pranayama, sankalpa, bhavana, and more) plus therapeutic personal writing (journaling) to uncover our joys and our opportunities to gain support in this noble profession.

6:00-7:30 Anton Mackey & Nicole Ballantyne with Chris Dolendo & Rob Riccardo
Music, Magic, & Movement
Paradise Lawn

6:00-7:30  Hamid & Carmen Jabbar
Transcendental Sound Journey
Room: Pueblo 1

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Explore altered states of awareness, deep meditation, and relaxation using guided meditation, breathwork, and sound. This experience will take participants through an extended sound meditation journey that begins with opening of sacred space, setting of intentions, gentle movements, and breathwork. The class progresses into a full sound journey with gongs, bowls, vocalization, flutes, percussion, and other traditional instruments. This practice revitalizes the body and provides access to deep states of meditation and awareness. Participants will be laying down for the majority of the class, so it’s best to wear warm clothing or have a blanket for comfort.
6:30-8:00 Kamini Desai
Master Yoga Nidra
Room: Arizona 1

8:00-9:00 Music with Johanna and the Band of Now
Paradise Lawn

8:15-9:15 Movie: Mysore Yoga Traditions
Hosted By Bryce Delbridge
Room: Pueblo 1

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Mysore Yoga Traditions is an inquiry into the cultural background of yoga in Mysore, how it has evolved, and the philosophy upon which this global practice rests. The film will be an intimate glimpse into the yoga of Mysore as the elders, scholars, philosophers, yogis and spiritual leaders of the community express their views on what yoga is, its original intention, and how they feel about the way it is being taught and practiced around the world. Much has been said about yoga in Mysore by western scholars. Now it is time for the people who are the keepers of this vibrant yoga tradition to speak about how they see their own legacy.

Sunday, September 24

6:00-6:30 Mark Salustro
Morning Meditation
Paradise Lawn

6:30-7:30 The Band of Now
Morning Kirtan – Bhakti Hour
Paradise Lawn

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Please join us for morning Sadhana. Start your day off with the ancient practice of chanting sacred names and vibrations. Kirtan is a call-and-response style of singing based in the Bhakti yoga tradition. We will be singing in both English and Sanskrit. Stilling the mind, softening the heart, evoking joy, and dissolving separateness are just some of the magical benefits of this ancient practice. And for these 3 mornings we will be honoring Sacred Feminine as the Soulful Tribe AZ Yoga Festival starts on the same day Navaratri starts (Hindu festival of the Goddess). So each of our 3 days we will sing a mantra to Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati respectively. Come share your hearts and voices with us. Jai Ma! No experience necessary.

7:00- 8:45 Erin Lashaw
The Vinyasa of Astanga – a breakdown of the primary series practice
Room: Arizona 2

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In this class we will practice a flow of poses selected from the primary and intermediate series of the Astanga Yoga system with heavy focus on alignment in relation to patterns of Prana and breath. These patterns will help us to develop the grounded quality in each pose (roots) as well as the expansive quality (wings), so that we can get strong in our standing poses, go further into our twists and deeper into our backbends. They will also enable us to develop the all-powerful bandhas, linking each movement to strength from deep within the body. Then, the practice can be both dynamic and meditative at once.
7:00-10:00 Bryce Delbridge
Therapeutic Mysore Yoga
Room: Pueblo 1

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“Theraputic Mysore Yoga: Self practice; moving and breathing at your own pace; this is where the rubber meets the road. In here, there is no right or wrong sequence; complete & total open format; all traditions are welcome. From the super advanced to the total beginner, Bryce will be working individually to help you work through any obstacle in your practice; physical injury, postural habits, breath/energy, emotional, spiritual etc; he will be here to help you create a customized practice for your needs. ”

7:00- 8:30 Ericka Brian
GROOVE
Room: Pueblo 2

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“…WE ARE UNITED BUT UNIQUE!” Get on the DANCEfloor and GROOVE! “What is THEGROOVE? THEGROOVE has revolutionized the GROUP DANCE experience.! THE GROOVE is a facilitated and coordinated GROUP DANCE Experience. Everyone is unified in one movement or rhythm and then each person DANCES, expresses and GROOVES it their own way. THE GROOVE uses the facilitation of The Technology of AUTHENTICITY™ which allows you to tune into your innate ability to be creative and spontaneous (elements you don’t get in a normal fitness or dance class where you copy and mimic). Our facilitators create an inviting and safe space and allow you the opportunity to explore the unlimited possibilities of movement, range of motion and expression in your body to foster self awareness, authentic movement, creativity and unique self expression which is essential for the cultivation of vibrant holistic health for the mind, body, heart and soul. Dance is part of being human. Our bodies were designed for movement and our soul is here to express. These sensory meat suits we flop around in are our vessel of communication and experience and yet we restrict and limit our expression and movement due to the fear of what others may think about it. This prevents us from experiencing our fullest potential and the yumminess of being in a human body.”

7:00- 8:30 Adam Maielua
Flow Class Survival Guide
Room: Pueblo 3/4

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Ever feel like we breeze past postures without letting the body accept what’s happening? We’ll slow things down a bit to learn and refine the subtle body awareness in both traditional and contemporary āsana-s. Simple is not easy and there’s always more to gain in the fundamentals. “Shooting Star”, “Super Soldier” seem unapproachable? We’ll find alternatives so we can remain practitioners, not just spectators. Prāṇāyāma practice will be included so we can own the power in the breath vs huffing and puffing like an accordion.

9:00-10:30 Angie Hall
The Essence of India, A Sattva Yoga Experience
Room: Arizona 1

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“The Essence of India, a Sattva Yoga Experience: Sattva means whole. The practice of Sattva Yoga is a beautiful comprehensive approach to explore the ancient teachings in a fierce, modern way. The practice will take you thru an inclusive practice of meditation, kriya, asana movement, pranayama, and will leave you feeling radically alive. This will be unlike any class you’ve ever experienced. It will be a journey, an exploration, and a powerful expansion. If you heart whispers “”yes”” this is the class for you. ”

9:00-10:30 Jeff Martens
Core Stress Release
Room: Arizona 2

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What would Patanjali think about current approaches to yoga therapy? Physical postures and somatic yogic techniques are only half the process. Any therapeutic intervention that does not address self-concept might pull at the weed of suffering, but leaves the root intact. In this healing experiential workshop, you will learn about the body’s three brains and how to initiate neurogenic tremors to release past stress, trauma, anxiety and fears. Includes asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic anatomy and alignment and one the most relaxing savasanas of your life.
9:00-10:30 Mary Bruce
Reclaim your Gold
Room: Pueblo 2

9:00-10:30 Rosa Rendon
THE ART OF CREATIVE SMART SEQUENCING
Room: Pueblo 3

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Join Rosa for a discussion and practical application workshop on sequencing yoga classes. We will discuss transitions, anatomy and how to build a creative and smart class experience. We will discuss the WHY for every pose and transition and explore creative growth within the boundaries of safety, logic movement and intelligence. You will be given practical tools to create your own sequences. Come with a playful and receptive heart!

9:00-11:00 Manoj Chalam
Form & Formless: Yogic Deities & Enlightenment
Room: Pueblo 4

9:30-11:00 Vinnie Marino
Rock & Roll Flow
Paradise Lawn

11:15-12:30 Mark Salustro & Joette Maslyk
Spiritual Yoga Flow
Paradise Lawn

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“Spiritual Yoga or Love Warrior, Join Joette Maslyk and Mark Salustro for an invigorating flow class designed to tap into the abilities that you already possess to make a powerful transition for the positive in your life and those around you. We will use the practice itself for the improvement of our patience off the mat

11:00-12:30 Andi Clothier
Hard core flow- creating inner stability for outer fluidity
Room: Arizona 1

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A Vinyasa style class focusing on identifying and accessing our deep core muscles to create a stable inner body.  We will explore ways to connect to that stable center to generate a more fluid outer body.  The class will build on creative core work, breath and challenging transitions throughout the practice.  A powerful approach to promote inner strength  for outer fluidity both on and off the mat.  

11:00-12:30 Lisa Cohen & The Band of Now
Sunday Service Fun Flow
Room: Arizona 2

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Come ready to flow through Lisa’s fun and quirky flow with the Band of Now. Not to be missed!  

11:00-1:00 Girish
Mantra Workshop
Room: Pueblo 1

11:00-12:30 Donna Schnoor
The Ground Floor; Woman’s Pelvic Floor Health
Room: Pueblo 2

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A woman’s only workshop exploring techniques and exercises to identify and strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor.Through aging, childbirth, high impact exercise, our pelvic floor muscles can become weakened (hypotonic), which can lead to a myriad of problems, such as urinary incontinence, pain, bladder surgery. With consistent practice, you can learn to strengthen the muscles that support your pelvic organs and enjoy a happy, healthy bladder.

11:00-12:30 Jason Sani
Blends with Benefits
Room: Pueblo 3/4

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“Blends with benefits: Imagine your favorite dessert that made you healthier every time that you ate it! Well, this is the best of both worlds, Jason will teach and sample recipes for ice creams, frostings, soft serve and smoothies that charge up your energy and overall wellness. This will cover the power of adaptogens, superfoods, and other powerful nutrients to combat stress and feed your life. You’ll leave here with an experience and resources to find your own delicious per your convenience. 

12:30-2:00 LUNCH Break

1:00-1:30 Fashion Show
Paradise Lawn

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Come check out the latest in yoga and fitness apperal along with jewelry and accessories from Athleta, Calvin Klein Performance, Hottie Yoga Wear, Lucy, Yoganastics and others!    

1:00- 1:55 Brian Clement
Talk with Brian Clement
Pueblo 2

2:00-3:30 Peter Gariepy
Acro Yoga – For Beginners
Paradise Lawn

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Come out and play and reconnect with yourself, and new friends! Find joy and courage in your body, mind, and spirit. This beginners acro yoga class will include a yoga warmup, acro yoga, and end with thai message. All levels are welcome, no partner required.

2:00-3:30 Teri Undreiner
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop
Room: Arizona 1

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“This is a Trauma Sensitive Workshop with  teaching and then a Flow Affirmation class ending with Yoga Nidra and essential oils. One can take notes if they are interested in some special things to consider about setting up trauma related classes.

Bring Mat, paper and pen, blanket for shorter Nidra portion if needed, water, and any props that you normally use in your practice.”

2:00- 2:30 Patricia Vamos
Yoga for Athletes
Room: Arizona 2

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Yoga for Athletes: Explore how yoga can be used to help all levels of fitness enthusiasts and athletes to stretch and strengthen the body. Class will be part lecture/interactive and part practice.

2:00-4:00 Nicole Ballantyne
High Vibe Manifesting
Room: Pueblo 1

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High Vibe Manifesting: Learn to manifest from your Highest Self. This workshop will deliver a very effective, strategic approach to manifesting that will change your world. No asana, discussion only. Bring journal and pen.

2:05-3:30 Nicole Deacon
Yoga For Healing
Room: Pueblo 2

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Yoga is designed to heal us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  To be human is to need healing.  Life is designed to challenge us, to shape us, and to evolve us.  We lose loved ones, we have heart break, sometimes things don't go our way.  Yoga helps us sweat it out, breathe it out, and move forward stronger and more resilient then before.  This workshop is designed to give you tools to accelerate the healing process and to understand how and why the yoga can help us in such an incredible way.

2:00-3:30 Steve Price
Haiku As Meditation
Room: Pueblo 3/4

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“Haiku is a traditional Japanese form with three lines totalling 17 syllables. After a brief background with examples from Basho and other masters, Steve will guide you through a simple yet profound process of observation, reflection and insight. No writing expertise necessary; in fact, the less you have, the better! Just bring paper, something to write with, and a beginner’s mind. ”

4:00- 5:30 Patricia Vamos
YinFused
Room: Arizona 1

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Yinfused: This class combines some active, all level vinyasa with the relaxing effects of a yin style practice. You will build some fire in the body then sink into deep stretches. The class will also incorporate the use of special trigger point rollers to get even deeper into tighter areas of the body. This is an active practice class.

4:00- 5:30 Sarah Chapman
QiGong
Room: Arizona 2

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QiGong uses an elemental and holistic approach to mindfulness practices that uses breath, movement, meditation and visualization to help bring the mind, body and spirit into balance.  

Medical QiGong (or Chi Gong) is an effective compilation of preventive, healing and strengthening exercises derived from about 6,000 years of the Chinese people’s experiences studying the body.  

An ancient practice with roots in Kung Fu and Tai Chi, Qi (or Chi) translates to “energy” and Gong means “work” so literally, QiGong translates to “energy work”.  Just as Kung Fu artists learn to harness and channel their internal energy to break wood or blocks, we learn to harness that same energy for medicinal purposes.    Applying ancient knowledge of Chinese medicine, we learn how to channel energy (also known as Prana) through the organs and their energetic pathways known as meridians (or nadis as they are called in yoga) to achieve longevity and a higher quality of life.

This course will consist of a 30 min lecture with Q & A, explaining the practice of Qigong and then 60 mins of movement and meditation.  Beginners welcome!

6:00-7:30 Sumit Banerjee
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