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Thursday, January 23
 

8:15am PST

Morning Meditation
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Thursday January 23, 2020 8:15am - 8:45am PST
Skagit 4/5

9:00am PST

Deconstruct to Reconstruct: Personalize Your Yoga Practice to Prevent Injuries
Limited Capacity filling up

How do bodies move? Learn about how muscles work, release and stabilize to move the body and hold it in
position. How far should joints move? When is it not enough and when do they go too far? We will look at the
different variables involved in stability, mobility, range of motion and the postures that are taught in most yoga
classes today. We will debunk the concept of stretching and flexibility and rebuild those components in ways that are aligned with how the muscular and fascia systems work. Skeletal variations and differences will be discussed in order to set up postures in a way that is wise for each individual. We will look at poses through the lens of muscular activation, release, stability, and potential counter-productive sensations, creating a sensory experience in class that invites each student to use the poses and movements as a tool for personal learning, exploration and skillful choice making.

Discussion Time: 5 hours and 15 minutes (discussion and experimentation)
Practice Time: 45 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: 1 bolster, 2 blocks, journal
Continuing Education: 6 hours

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

Yoga Physics
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable... Read More →


Thursday January 23, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

9:00am PST

Marketing Intensive for Yoga Professionals and Spirit Driven Practitioners
Limited Capacity seats available

Be inspired with ideas on how your unique gifts as a teacher or professional can be marketed and attract the students who will resonate with your offerings. Learn the nuances of promotions that make your message stand out and truly represent you. Join us for this business workshop for yoga and wellness professionals wanting tips and tools for launching their yoga business or taking their business to the next level, in an authentic heart driven way.

With over 25 years of experience guiding yoga teachers - newbies and world class touring yoga professionals - in developing their brand identity, Lynann will share her perspective and highly effective approach to brand development. The first part of this interactive workshop will focus on a step-by-step process you can use to better define your brand and business. The second portion will focus on how to navigate and use the many available online marketing tools to build an effective and authentic marketing strategy. You will be empowered to evaluate your choices, determine what tools will help grow your business most effectively and discover how to use those tools strategically to create powerful connections with your community. This is a practical workshop that gives guidance, tools and information you can implement right away in order to build community with your students, amplify your visibility and increase your yoga business profitability.

This workshop is relevant to any spirit driven entrepreneur such as yoga teachers, wellness coaches, meditation teachers, holistic practitioners.

Discussion Time: 6 hours
Practice Time: N/A
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props: Journal
Continuing Education: 6 hours

Speakers
avatar for Lynann Politte

Lynann Politte

Founder, Yoni Speaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga and wellness professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding... Read More →


Thursday January 23, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Skagit 3

9:00am PST

Trauma-Informed, Brain-Sensitive Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

With so much increasing need for safe, informed, attuned, sensitive, adaptive, inclusive, and culturally competent care, yoga is being considered a vital resource in settings where such care is needed. We provide yoga programs in prisons, hospitals, schools, and rehab centers. We also have requests to provide yoga in mental health triage centers, immigration centers, and domestic violence shelters.

While yoga provides a body-centered, brain-nurturing, stress-reducing experience, and develops the life skills tool kit our community members need to move from struggling with surviving to learning about thriving, HOW yoga is provided has a significant impact on its efficacy.

This trauma-informed, brain-sensitive yoga training responds to the rising needs and prepares teachers for HOW to deliver truly effective yoga.​

Students will learn the neurological, physiological, and psycho-spiritual workings of yoga for the brain, body, mind, and heart.
+ trauma-informed principles for the triune brain and polyvagal systems.
+ mindfulness-tools that help acclimate students' to increasing levels of safety and self-awareness.
+ breathing practices to disarm over-active (rajasic) or to nourish under-active (tamasic) nervous systems.
+ integration of right and left brain aspects for yoga practices.
+ essential relationship skills based on attachment theory and brain development.

We will also focus in skill development, in real time. Sarahjoy will support the development of your:
​+ Voice prosody, pace, and purpose.
+ Language choices and strategies.
+ Personal and interpersonal resonance.
+ Compassionate responsiveness (not enmeshment).

This one-day session includes a 110 page manual and workbook.

Discussion Time:
Practice Time:
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 2 blocks, Journal
Continuing Education: 6 hours

Speakers
avatar for Sarahjoy Marsh

Sarahjoy Marsh

Yoga Therapist, DAYA Foundation
Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher, therapist and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those that suffer from addictions–in particular disordered eating patterns/emotional eating. The combination of her ability to identify when a conditioned... Read More →


Thursday January 23, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Skagit 2

6:00pm PST

Opening Gathering
Limited Capacity seats available

We gather to celebrate community and radical love!

Join Seattle Insight Meditation Society's Guiding Teacher, Tuere Sala, as she guides a lovingkindness meditation for our community. A calm mind and body start with kindness. The type of kindness that is willing, open and receptive. A kindness rooted in compassion, joy and harmony. This kindness is Metta. Join us in beginning this conference from a place of stillness and Metta.

Speakers
avatar for Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman

Shakti United
Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, songstress, and kirtan artist who is loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her inspiring songs and chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She sings and teaches at leading festivals and studios... Read More →
avatar for Tuere  Sala

Tuere Sala

Seattle Insight Meditation Society
Tuere Sala is a Guiding Teacher for Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS).  She is a retired prosecuting attorney who has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 25 years. Tuere is inspired by bringing the Dharma to nontraditional places and has often supported SIMS in unconventional... Read More →


Thursday January 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:15pm PST
Skagit 4/5

7:30pm PST

Candlelight Lullaby Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

In Lullaby Yoga, Johanna will gently guide you through a series of deeply relaxing poses while singing and playing soothing songs and chants. Her class uses principles from restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra, and subtle body and breath work. The music provides a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself. Optional aromatherapy and adjustments.


Recommended props: 1-2 blankets, 1-2 bolsters

Speakers
avatar for Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman

Shakti United
Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, songstress, and kirtan artist who is loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her inspiring songs and chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She sings and teaches at leading festivals and studios... Read More →


Thursday January 23, 2020 7:30pm - 8:45pm PST
Skagit 4/5
 
Friday, January 24
 

7:15am PST

Morning Meditation: Radical Self-Love
Most of us have practiced the shame, self-judgment, and self-criticism sadhana very well! Radical self-love goes beyond merely accepting or tolerating ourself; it means full-on compassion for both our brightness and our shadows, our gifts and our gremlins. We go beyond acceptance to self-honor, self-understanding, and self-praise.  Come join us to reflect and remember that radical self love is a natural and necessary step in the evolutionary process. Paradoxically, our self-love emerges as our sense of egoic, separate self diminishes.

Speakers
avatar for Roy Holman

Roy Holman

Owner, HHC
Roy Holman is author of two books: Healing Self, Healing Earth, and Poems from the Passionate Heart.  Roy has taught since pre-2000, and is a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Instructor, a Oneness Blessing trainer, and leads retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Bali... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 7:15am - 7:45am PST
Skagit 4/5

8:00am PST

Asana Live Lab
Limited Capacity filling up

You asked for more practice time. You asked to through and through be able to be a student again in a public
class, even those of you who are teachers. You asked to have the chance to learn by doing. You asked to be
inspired so that your practice becomes your own again and so that you have more to give the students you teach. You asked to be presented with new and effective methods and techniques that will allow you can
deepen your direct personal experience with yoga’s philosophy while still engaged in a physical practice that has all the qualities you love and maybe some of the qualities that you miss. You asked to move, and to explore, and to work, to find ease, and to learn. That’s what these classes aim to deliver.

Discussion Time: 90 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: 2 blocks, 1 bolster
Continuing Education: 3 hours


Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

Yoga Physics
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Chelan 2

8:00am PST

Developmental Journey of the Chakras: Root to Solar Plexus
Limited Capacity filling up

Incorporating the developmental journey of the chakras into your yoga practice bridges your practice from the physical body to the subtle body, opens these energetic centers as gateways for healing, vitality, and integration, and prepares you for the deeper practices of pranayama and chanting to be truly accessible and transformational.

With 7 chakras and a lifetime to dedicate to practice, this workshop will focus on the developmental imperatives of the first 3 chakras including the life purposes, the emotional potentials and challenges, and the community responsibilities for each chakra.

We will incorporate asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation.

Discussion Time: 60
Practice Time: 120
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 2 blocks, 2 blankets, Journal
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Sarahjoy Marsh

Sarahjoy Marsh

Yoga Therapist, DAYA Foundation
Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher, therapist and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those that suffer from addictions–in particular disordered eating patterns/emotional eating. The combination of her ability to identify when a conditioned... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 4/5

8:00am PST

The Body of a Leader: Somatic Leadership Development through Contemplation, Conversation, and Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

An interactive movement and conversation class that develops the leadership presence of yoga teachers or people in any field. You will contemplate your leadership presence through a series of movements. You will then journal or reflect individually. Groups of two and then four will form to discuss the impact of those movements on your leadership presence. The whole group will talk and replay what each learned through themes. Then you will develop your own movement sequence that over time and through practice will build your leadership presence.

Discussion Time: 60 minutes
Practice Time: 120 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, Journal
Continuing Education:3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Rekart

Tracy Rekart

Partner, McCarthy Consulting
Tracy Rekart has been practicing yoga since 1993. She trained to be a yoga teacher with 8 Limbs in 2008 and for two years taught yoga classes at her home and as a sub at 8 Limbs. Through a book she purchased at the 8 Limbs bookstore, she discovered her true passion and went on to... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 1

8:00am PST

The Neuroscience of Self-Massage
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to down regulate your nervous system with balls, bands, and breathe leading you to deep relaxation. Understand how to care for your body with the support of scientific knowledge. Reduce stress by adding soft tissue tools to your practice and gain confidence in your self-care by knowing why you are doing what you are doing. Take home the skills you need to make it a home practice.

Discussion Time: 75 minutes
Practice Time: 105 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 block
Continuing Education:3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Taylor

Brenda Taylor

Dr. Brenda Taylor’s main practice is the balance of body and mind. She teaches yoga with the wisdom of 10 years of Chiropractic practice and a lifetime studying movement within her own body. As a toddler she put on her first tap shoes and never stopped moving. Playing hard sometimes... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 3

8:00am PST

Yoga for Low Back Pain
Limited Capacity seats available

With yoga-related back injuries on the rise and millions of people suffering from chronic lower back pain, it’s time for yoga teachers to be proactive! This workshop is for teachers and students and is based on The Essential Low Back Program developed by Robin Rothenberg, an internationally recognized Yoga Therapist. The methodology and approach to back pain presented in this workshop is based on the groundbreaking National Institutes of Health studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and Archives of Internal Medicine.

You will learn how to prevent future injuries, and how to support your students in healing their backs. You will experience a therapeutic yoga practice for low back pain, as well as learn how to adapt poses for specific back conditions and levels of injury/pain. You will also learn what questions to ask, and how to collaborate with your students should they need treatment beyond the scope of therapeutic yoga. This workshop is geared toward teachers who want to attune their teaching to be more able to care for those with chronic lower back pain. The workshop will also address common low back problems that occur with yoga teachers, and how to adapt poses to best support their practice.

Discussion Time: 90 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 strap, 1 bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Starr Sanborn

Starr Sanborn

Guiding Starr Integrated Yoga
Discover therapeutic yoga - an approach to yoga based on the Viniyoga tradition. Starr offers group classes and private sessions for a wide range of students who are looking for a practice that targets the deeper core muscles, mindfulness, breath work and mind-body awareness.  The... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 2

8:00am PST

Developing Skills for Difficult Conversations
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class you will receive an overview of two Nonviolent Communication (NVC) tools: Empathy and Self-Expression. These tools form the basis of listening and speaking from a peaceful center. You will have an opportunity to practice using these tools during the session and also receive ideas for how to practice them at home. The instructors will use examples drawn from specific difficult conversations you have encountered in your life and provide you with NVC language for approaching them in a more conscious way.

Discussion Time: 3 hours
Practice Time: N/A
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props: journal
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Speak Peace
Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers are ordained interfaith ministers and are the founders of  Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship. As a married couple, they partner together to lead workshops, facilitate practice groups, and coach individuals and businesses in communication and conflict... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Chelan 4

11:30am PST

Courageous Conversations: Let's Talk About Radical Self-Love
Limited Capacity filling up

In this conversation you will learn about the values underlying the language of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and receive coaching in applying the NVC Empathy towards yourself. This practice can be deeply healing of life-long patterns of self-judgment, unworthiness, playing small, depression, and staying stuck.

Speakers
avatar for Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Speak Peace
Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers are ordained interfaith ministers and are the founders of  Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship. As a married couple, they partner together to lead workshops, facilitate practice groups, and coach individuals and businesses in communication and conflict... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Chelan 2

11:30am PST

Community Class: Luxuriate in Self-Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Luxuriate in Self-Love in this a wholistic yoga flow benefitting the entire body and mind. All levels and experience welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Cobi Harris Seslar

Cobi Harris Seslar

Teacher, Everett Comm. College
Cobi has been a dedicated Yoga practitioner since 1991, and teacher since 1997. She has studied a variety of styles including: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Forest, Prana Flow, and Classical Hatha. She is grateful to her many teachers: Lynn Minton, John Friend, Norman Allen, Sara Tharington... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Skagit 4/5

11:30am PST

Ha Ha Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Working hard and serious on your spiritual practice? Or getting caught up in the news drama? Come lighten up! We will include a few gentle and fun asana, some conscious comedy, yoga humor, silly exercises, and Ha Ha Yoga (guided laughter yoga). Everyone welcome to this heartful, hurtless humor break on National Belly Laugh Day!

Speakers
avatar for Roy Holman

Roy Holman

Owner, HHC
Roy Holman is author of two books: Healing Self, Healing Earth, and Poems from the Passionate Heart.  Roy has taught since pre-2000, and is a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Instructor, a Oneness Blessing trainer, and leads retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Bali... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Skagit 3

1:00pm PST

The Core of Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explore foundational aspects of traditional hatha yoga with an emphasis on the core musculature to keep the body safe and stable for meditation practice. Using Asana to prepare the body for meditation, emphasis on core will be presented and explored.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: None
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Ki McGraw

Ki McGraw

Hatha Yoga Center
Ki’s diligence, research and dedication to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of humankind has evolved over 30 years of professional service. Ki’s many diplomas and certificates have been earned and awarded by various leading universities, institutions and alternative... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 3

1:00pm PST

Developmental Journey of the Chakras: Heart to Crown
Limited Capacity filling up

Incorporating the developmental journey of the chakras into your yoga practice bridges your practice from the physical body to the subtle body, opens these energetic centers as gateways for healing, vitality, and integration, and prepares you for the deeper practices of pranayama and chanting to be truly accessible and transformational.

With 7 chakras and a lifetime to dedicate to practice, this workshop will focus on the developmental imperatives of the last four chakras including the life purposes, the emotional potentials and challenges, and the community responsibilities for each chakra.

We will incorporate asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation.

Discussion Time: 60
Practice Time: 120
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 2 blocks, 2 blankets, Journal
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Sarahjoy Marsh

Sarahjoy Marsh

Yoga Therapist, DAYA Foundation
Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher, therapist and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those that suffer from addictions–in particular disordered eating patterns/emotional eating. The combination of her ability to identify when a conditioned... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

1:00pm PST

Yoga for Digestive Support
Limited Capacity seats available

Ayurvedic wisdom says that "A person is as old as their digestive system". And it is true, 60-70% of your immunity is in your gut. All Ayurvedic treatment is geared towards balancing the digestive fire (aka metabolic fire or Agni). This metabolic fire is what ensures optimal bodily functioning. It governs digestion, absorption and nutrition of the tissues. As a gusty wind will blow out a candle, excess movement or travel will blow out your digestive fire. In this class, we will use practices from Ayurveda and Yoga to support digestion. Ayurveda & Yoga are both from the ancient Vedic Texts, these sister sciences are most effective when practiced together.

Discussion Time: 50 minutes
Practice Time: 70 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 blanket
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bass

Susan Bass

Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Susan Bass is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist who founded the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and the Sarasvati Mission, a non-profit created to support the preservation of Vedic knowledge.  Susan left her career at The Wall Street Journal after... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Chelan 2

1:00pm PST

Take Your Teachings on The Road
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you feeling ready to expand the reach of your teachings – maybe tour to other cities as a visiting teacher, take a group on a retreat, or teach at a festival – but you are not sure when or how to start? Gain clarity and set goals for the future with Lynann’s step by step process of self-discovery that illuminates when, where and how to start a successful and sustainable tour. Lynann has worked with some of the biggest names in the yoga industry, shaping and booking their tours into a sustainable and profitable yoga business. She will be sharing success stories (and pitfalls), practical tips and guidance to help you take your yoga career to the next level. After this class you will know whether now is the right time in your career to step it up, and what it will take to succeed.

Discussion Time: 2 hours
Practice Time: N/A
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props: Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Lynann Politte

Lynann Politte

Founder, Yoni Speaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga and wellness professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 1

1:00pm PST

Heartfelt Bliss Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Busy mind? Come take a break from the world’s drama and relax into a blissful, heart-centered, slow flow yoga class. For both students and teachers, learn breath tools and energy tricks to either teach or create your own blissful practice that goes beyond exercise to energy medicine.  

As the great yogi Sadhguru says, “If you open up your body, mind, and emotions, your life will be pretty good. If you open up your energy system, it will become magical.”

Let your heart and breath lead your yoga--and your life! We will play with the idea that 'Less is More', in other words, staying heart-centered and moving slowly with our breath. We will highlight breath connection and extension with our movements and include some feminine, circular, playful movements to bring us present in our hearts. For all ages, levels and body types.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low to Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 strap, 1 blanket
Continuing Education:  2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Roy Holman

Roy Holman

Owner, HHC
Roy Holman is author of two books: Healing Self, Healing Earth, and Poems from the Passionate Heart.  Roy has taught since pre-2000, and is a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Instructor, a Oneness Blessing trainer, and leads retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Bali... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Chelan 4

1:00pm PST

How to Clearly Teach and Practice Yoga Philosophy in Asana Classes
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop we will look at what we are trying to teach and learn in asana-based yoga classes
today, tying those concepts back to classical texts such as The Gita, The Yoga Sutras, and The
Upanishads. We’ll discuss what blocks people from accessing yoga and how can we help them make
their way through those blocks in a way that preserves the agency of each individual student and is
accessible to all. The discussion will end with clarity around what we are trying to teach and how so
that teachers and students can articulate their intentions to anyone with that same clarity.
Teaching philosophy via a physical asana-based technique can be a challenge and can often feel like
an afterthought or something layered on top. We will spend time devising ways to teach the
philosophical concepts by both using physicality as a tool and without using physicality at all.
Teachers will begin to learn how to create classes where the class plans are rooted in real time
philosophical exploration. The poses and activities presented will ask students to inquire into where the
present moment is, what blocks them from making choices out of that place, and how to explore
removing those blocks through making alternative choices from the present moment..
This session will include lecture and discussion plus a set of examples presented through a few mini
practices. Students will also have a the chance to brainstorm their own ways to begin to apply these
concepts.

Discussion Time: 2 hours
Practice Time: 120 minutes
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props:Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

Yoga Physics
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 2

4:00pm PST

Inversions
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will explore all the main inverted poses, including: headstand, handstand, 90 handstand, forearmstand, tranquility pose, shoulderstand and more. A big part of the workshop will be on right preparation for any of the inverted poses we select to focus on and what a wise approach to inverted practice might look like, depending upon the practitioner. The workshop will come with many precautionary notes of explanation concerning each of the inverted poses and the focus will be on treating the inversion practice with honor and respect.  All levels of experience are welcome to come to this workshop as everyone will be safely led forward in their relationship to inversions at this workshop.

Discussion Time: N/A
Practice Time: 2 hours
Physical Exertion: Moderate to High
Recommended Props: N/A
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Hatha Yoga Center
Bob Smith has been deeply immersed in Yoga for 50 years. He has been teaching Yoga for 45 years as the head of the Hatha Yoga Center. He is the author of YOGA FOR A NEW AGE (Prentice-Hall, 1982) and and co-author of ASANA TEXTBOOK (Self published December, 2017). Bob has run a private... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Chelan 2

4:00pm PST

Soul and Soma: Awakening the Power of Inner Flow, Rejuvenation & Intuition in Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us as we explore the powerful teachings of Atma (Soul) and Soma (Water essence / Rejuvenation) within YOGA and how we can bring more fluidity ( juiciness), restoring and rejuvenating power to our yoga practice and life. We will explore somatic principles of movement, tantric based hatha, Ayurveda and intuitive self practice as we move deeper into the river of life within. All are welcome. Aum Somaye Namah.

Discussion Time:
Practice Time:
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props:
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

4:00pm PST

Vedanta: How Ancient Wisdom Informs Modern Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

"How can the knower ever be known?" is one of the existential questions posed to us in the Upanishads, an illuminated yogic text from approximately 500 BCE. The questions still persist in the modern practitioner, as we face a changing world,longing for clarity and connection. In this workshop that blends yoga philosophy, discussion and practice, give yourself time to reflect on the ever evolving history of yoga and explore your capacity to integrate ancient teachings into contemporary life. The lifestyle we seek emerges from recognizing that internal and external landscapes are in continual flux, and yoga practice offers us a place to look inward and reflect outward. Open to practitioners and teachers, Diana will begin with a lecture on Vedanta and the Upanishads. lead a lively and accessible discussion, then guide a practice that includes Sanskrit mantra, movement and meditation.

Discussion Time: 60 minutes
Practice Time: 120 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 blanket, Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Diana Hulet

Diana Hulet

Diana began her study of mysticism at a young age with books by Thomas Moore and Deepak Chopra—gifts from her mother; meanwhile, her father gave her the gift of connection with the natural world. Thus began Diana’s endless journey of weaving both the visible and invisible forces... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 3

4:00pm PST

Bliss Bound: Stretching and Smelling Your Way to Relaxation
Limited Capacity seats available

Working on relaxing tension and releasing fascia through out the body, deep stretch brings awareness to the entire body by incorporating stretch and breath. The use of props to assist through practice enhances the ability to reach deep into the fascia, allowing for increased mobility and range of motion. The use of essential oils in practice can evoke and release emotions stored in the body as well as promote further relaxation.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 strap, 1 blanket, 2 blocks, bolster
Continuing Education: 0

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Huett

Jessie Huett

Registered Yoga Teacher
Jessie Huett found yoga after many years of illnesses, bedrest and doctors visits. She has been guiding practice since her initial 200 hour training on the Big Island of Hawaii, and enjoys leading classes ranging from Restorative and Yin to Heated Power Flow. She continues to grow... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Chelan 4

4:00pm PST

Use Your Words: Hands Off Assisting
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching students asana and about their bodies is a delicate balance between tedious and a "safe space" for all students. Not every cue lands exactly how you want in a group setting. While you cannot keep everyone safe in every class, you can teach students how to adjust themselves through simple, creative cues in the flow of class. Learn to guide students with self-adjustments and mindful techniques that create "a-ha' moments without the need of hands-on assisting. Create an individual experience in a group class of any size filled with plenty of dynamic movement. A variety of techniques will be practiced through a simple asana practice.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate to High
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 block, Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Hite

Suzanne Hite

Using simple language, Suzanne creates balanced, precise classes without being tedious. Through her approach, students tune in to body and mind. Her passion to see and connect to people on an individual level even in a large group setting shines through in class. Suzanne's shares... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 2

4:00pm PST

Hormone Yoga Therapy for Women
Limited Capacity seats available

Hormone Yoga Therapy (HYT) for women is a natural and holistic method created by Brazilian psychologist and yoga therapist, Dinah Rodrigues. HYT is a dynamic form of yoga therapy, based on physiology, whereby the objective is to reactivate the hormone production of the endocrine glands of women: ovaries, thyroid, pituitary gland and adrenals. HYT combines elements of classical Hatha & Kundalini Yoga and Tibetan Energy Circulation Techniques. The practice consists of 21 postures, combining asana, pranayama, bandha, and nidra. Practicing 4-5 times per week will result in eliminating most symptoms caused by unbalanced hormones.

We will spend a little time discussing common and not so common symptoms of unbalanced hormones, and why our hormones become unbalanced. I will give a brief history of Hormone Yoga Therapy and how Dinah Rodrigues came to creating it. We will go through the entire sequence, including a few anti-stress/relaxation techniques and breathing exercises.

Please be fully digested (2-3 hours).

This workshop is not suitable if you are currently pregnant.

For a complete description, benefits and contraindications please visit
https://www.lotusmoonyoga.ca

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 blanket, 1 block, 1 strap
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Corinne McNally

Corinne McNally

Hormone Yoga Therapy Teacher, Lotus Moon Yoga
Corinne McNally, E-RYT500, RPYT and Hormone Yoga Therapy Teacher is a vibrant and passionate teacher who focuses her energy on yoga for women’s health and wellness, with a deep interest and connection to yoga for pregnancy and beyond.In 2016, Corinne discovered Hormone Yoga Therapy... Read More →



Friday January 24, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 1

7:30pm PST

New Moon Intention Setting and Yoga Nidra
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a powerful, unique and deeply rewarding intention setting, yoga experience that will blend sacred movement, breath control and a powerful guided yoga nidra to seed your intentions deep into the subconscious mind.

New moons represent the beginning of a cycle. In farming traditions, the farmers and gardeners would plant seeds on the new moon as the moon’s lunar gravity pulls water up to the surface. The new moon is considered a growth phase and is an ideal time to plant seeds in our gardens as well as our hearts for the future. The new moon is an invitation to start fresh, call in intentions, and set the tone for the next cycle.

Asking the universe for what you want is a very powerful practice. Combine asking for what you want with the clean slate of the new moon and you have a potent recipe for creating the vision you most desire. The new moon offers an energizing and exciting time to recalibrate your energy for the upcoming cycle and bring an upgraded level of consciousness to the dreams you long to make a reality

Indulge in a gentle, all-levels yoga class, an intention setting ritual that allows you to more clearly align with what you wish to manifest in 2020, and a powerful guided meditation called Yoga Nidra that is performed while lying down.

Please bring a journal, a pen and dress comfortably.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 60 minutes
Practice Intensity: Low to Moderate
Recommended Props: 2 blankets, bolster (any props to support you during an extended savasana)

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Dixon

Debbie Dixon

LITT
Debbie Dixon is author of “The Path to Freedom Your Guide to Living the Life of Your Dreams,” a  yoga teacher, life coach, inspirational speaker, who leads transformational retreats all over the world.As a teacher, she seeks to cultivate the inner fire of transformation with... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

7:30pm PST

Soul-Full Kirtan
Limited Capacity seats available

Come experience the shared heartbeat of gospel-infused kirtan, conscious music, and devotional singing with Johanna Beekman and friends. Johanna’s unforgettable songs, including several from her upcoming Mantra Soul and Spirit Song Soul Albums, will open your heart and inspire you on your journey long after the last note fades into silence.


Speakers
avatar for Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman

Shakti United
Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, songstress, and kirtan artist who is loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her inspiring songs and chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She sings and teaches at leading festivals and studios... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Chelan 2
 
Saturday, January 25
 

7:15am PST

Morning Meditation: Radical Love for All
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 7:15am - 7:45am PST
Skagit 4/5

8:00am PST

6 Pack Diaphragm - Core Reform from Inside Out
Limited Capacity filling up

The respiratory diaphragm is a governing muscle of whole body stability, agility and neurological balance. Any movement practice that does not account for the function and physiology of this muscle is under-serving the performance-based body. Through embodied anatomy exercises, learn to analyze the strength, flexibility and range of motion of this myofascial structure in yourself and your clients. You will simultaneously deconstruct and build new kinetic chains in your torso and relate them to a bigger picture of conscious breathing, spinal integrity, digestion, emotion and newfound realms of somatic awakening. As a bonus, you will learn accessible drills to stimulate your vagus nerve for parasympathetic down-regulation.

Discussion Time: 30minutes
Practice Time: 150 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 2 blocks
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Jill Miller

Jill Miller

Tune Up Fitness Worldwide
Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, YA CEP is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 4/5

8:00am PST

Fire: Hard Work with a Twist
Limited Capacity seats available

These are some of the most popular classes at this point in time, and yet some of the most difficult within which to achieve the outcome that a yoga practice intends philosophically. How do you get students to work hard, move, and do it with ethical integrity? This session will contain a practice based around the vinyasa/power model that takes individuals and personal choice into account, allows for exploration and discovery, is physically demanding but also limits the risks and pitfalls in classes today.

We will deconstruct the postures and activities used during the practice from an anatomical and biomechanical
standpoint. Functional range of motion vs limited range vs hypermobility will be discussed as they are important physical considerations to take into account within this type of class. The expectations of students and teachers in relation to this class style will also be discussed and alternatives that offer the same outcome without the problematic components will be offered in an effort to marry the intention and outcome of these classes in relation to a yoga practice more closely than is often possible.

Discussion Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate to High
Recommended Props: 2 blocks, 1 bolster
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

Yoga Physics
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 1

8:00am PST

Parinamah - Change and Transformation in Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Change can be a source of anxiety and discomfort – and an opportunity for transformation and growth. How do we reconcile our personal perceptions with a changing outer landscape – how do we feel and direct our own inner changes toward positive transformation? We will examine specific sections of the yoga sutras that describe the phenomena of change alongside those that clarify our innate ability to identify as witness to those changes. The body itself is a field of change and by observing the motion of breath and power of choice in our asana practice, we can tap into the timeless teachings of parinamah, change and transformation.

Become inspired by a deepening and layered yoga practice!

Discussion Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low to Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, blanket, strap and 2 blocks
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Payne

Kathryn Payne

Owner, Island Yoga Center, Vashon WA
Kathryn has taught yoga's ancient wisdom through asana, pranayama and Sanskrit for over 30 years. She studied with Dona Holleman for ten years and also with Vijnana Yoga's founder, Orit Sen Gupta to become certified in that method. She credits Vyaas Houston, of the American Sanskrit... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Chelan 5

8:00am PST

Prana Yoga: The Key to Life, Health and Vitality
Limited Capacity seats available

There is no concept more central to Yoga and life than Prana (life force). It is present within all living things and is the key to health, longevity and balance.  According to ancient yogic teachings, Mother Prana is a living intelligence that is both the inner teacher and the gateway to the Soul. This class will share teachings and practices to support you in awakening and strengthen the flow of Prana within, developing intuition and cultivating a deeper, richer energetic experience within your practice. Prana is the secret of life. - All levels welcome.

Discussion Time:
Practice Time:
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props:
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 2

8:00am PST

Transformational Theming: Share Your Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wanted to incorporate more emotional juice and personal expression into your yoga classes, but weren't sure quite how? Beautiful theming may sound effortless when it is done well, but there is actually a method to the magic! Learn the step-by-step process to theming, and start creating elegant, inspirational themes for your classes that speak to the heart. Learning this tool is a wonderful addition to your tool kit, and will help you cultivate your personal, authentic teac hing voice.

Discussion Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Practice Time: 30 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: N/A
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott
Rachel helps yoga teachers and studios around the world create transformational education experiences so that they can thrive in their business, share their passion, and inspire more people to practice yoga. Her knowledge and experience are extensive. She’s earned two masters degrees... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 3

8:00am PST

Yoga Therapy for Upper Back, Chest and Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

Considering the lens of Yoga as a whole science and a mystical path, yoga therapy works with the lenses of the subtle body as well as the physical body.

The koshas, the vayus, and the doshas all inform us about the ongoing interplay of the mind-body-wisdom-psyche-ecology, the medicinal applications of yoga, and our responsibilities of inquiry into how our lifestyle is influencing our whole health, our life conditions, our relationships, and the ecology.

This session will cover yoga therapy for the upper back, chest, and heart. Conditions addressed may include thoracic immobility or pain, shoulder injuries, heart congestion, asthma, blood pressure, and depression.

Discussion Time: 60
Practice Time: 120
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, Journal
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Sarahjoy Marsh

Sarahjoy Marsh

Yoga Therapist, DAYA Foundation
Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher, therapist and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those that suffer from addictions–in particular disordered eating patterns/emotional eating. The combination of her ability to identify when a conditioned... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Chelan 2

8:00am PST

Yin and Reconciliation
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience an insightful yin practice that will encourage you to ponder the question, “What do you need to reconcile inside of yourself (prior to or parallel) to offering reconciliation to the world?” Yin asanas and meditation will be used to slow down and create space for deep inner exploration and listening. Following the yin practice, an interactive workshop exercise will follow, and a closing circle and meditation.

Chastity has been a part of the Truth & Reconciliation movement for over a decade in Canada, prior to there being a well-known movement. Chastity lives, breathes, embodies, and teaches Truth & Reconciliation to a number of different sectors in Canada and the world. She has incorporated her Yin and Atma yoga practices, yogi studies, and Indigenous traditions/teachings to create a unique offering for all who wish to be a part of the Truth & Reconciliation movement in their own lives, families, communities, country, and globe.

Discussion Time: 90 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 bolster, 2 blocks, Journal
Continuing Education: 3 hours


Speakers
avatar for Chastity Davis

Chastity Davis

Chastity is a mixed heritage woman, of First Nations and European descent. She is a member of the Tla’ammin Nation, which belongs to the West Coast Salish People’s and is interconnected to K’omox, Klahoose, and Homalco peoples. Chastity’s passion for yoga in her own personal... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Chelan 4

11:30am PST

Community Class: Practicing Ahimsa: Love-Kindness-Respect
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga on your mat is great place to practice ahimsa. This all levels yoga practice will guide you into listening to your body, your thoughts, and your feelings. Practice challenging yourself but not to a place of harm. Walk away feeling strong and lovingly soft.

Speakers
avatar for Aubrey Jackson

Aubrey Jackson

Limber Yoga & Wellness
Aubrey Jackson is a yoga enthusiast. Her yoga journey began at the young age of 17 with Kundalini yoga. After many years of exploring other styles and incorporating yoga into her lifestyle she became a certified yoga instructor in 2004. Aubrey has a 500hr certification under Gary... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Skagit 4/5

11:30am PST

Music in the Marketplace with Joan Uemura Shure, Cobi Harris Seslar and Abraham Neuwelt
Enjoy a soulful, acoustic blending of mantra and song imbued with harmonic transmissions of love and peace.


Speakers
avatar for Cobi Harris Seslar

Cobi Harris Seslar

Teacher, Everett Comm. College
Cobi has been a dedicated Yoga practitioner since 1991, and teacher since 1997. She has studied a variety of styles including: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Forest, Prana Flow, and Classical Hatha. She is grateful to her many teachers: Lynn Minton, John Friend, Norman Allen, Sara Tharington... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Abraham Neuwelt

Abraham Neuwelt

Abraham Neuwelt is a full-time musician specializing in live performance, music therapy and private lesson. He is one of the Northwest's most accomplished handpan players and a lead ambassador of the instrument, regularly offering music for yoga and sound baths around the Sound. No... Read More →
avatar for Joan Uemura Shure

Joan Uemura Shure

A lifetime music lover and singer songwriter since childhood, Joan first discovered the magical effects of mantra and chant in Santa Monica in the late 90’s with Yoga Teachers Govindas, Shiva Rea and Saul David Raye. She recently completed year 2 of Soundschool with Gina Sala.A... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Marketplace

11:30am PST

Therapeutic Yoga for Health and Healing
Limited Capacity filling up

Manage chronic pain by calming the central nervous system with functional breathing, mindful movement, meditation and sound therapy.  Starr Sanborn is a Yoga Therapist who specializes in working with those who suffer from chronic pain or illness. This class is appropriate for all levels.  It is not necessary to have an injury or illness to attend.  Mindful movement and calming the central nervous system benefits all who practice yoga.

Recommended props: 2 blankets 

Speakers
avatar for Starr Sanborn

Starr Sanborn

Guiding Starr Integrated Yoga
Discover therapeutic yoga - an approach to yoga based on the Viniyoga tradition. Starr offers group classes and private sessions for a wide range of students who are looking for a practice that targets the deeper core muscles, mindfulness, breath work and mind-body awareness.  The... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Chelan 4

11:30am PST

Courageous Conversations: Let's Talk About Radical Love for Others
Limited Capacity full

In this conversation you will learn about the values underlying the language of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and receive coaching in applying the NVC Empathy towards others. This practice can be deeply healing for failed relationships, conflict within the family or workplace, and resentments from the past.

Speakers
avatar for Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Speak Peace
Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers are ordained interfaith ministers and are the founders of  Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship. As a married couple, they partner together to lead workshops, facilitate practice groups, and coach individuals and businesses in communication and conflict... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Chelan 2

1:00pm PST

Psoas & Hip Flexors
Limited Capacity filling up

The psoas is a mysterious but vitally important muscle that connects the leg to the torso. We’ll look at its anatomy, study how it effects posture & practice yoga poses that strengthen & stretch it.

We’ll look at its anatomy, and that of the other adjacent hip flexors, and study how they affect posture. Then we’ll practice poses that strengthen and stretch them.

Discussion Time: 60 minutes
Practice Time: 60 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 blanket, and 1 strap
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Julie Gudmestad

Julie Gudmestad

Gudmestad Yoga Studio
Julie has devoted her professional life to integrating the healing benefits of yoga with her medical training as a physical therapist. She has integrated decades of patient care experience with 40 years of yoga teaching into a unique teaching style, and teaches workshops throughout... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

1:00pm PST

Shoulder Shape Up: A Down Dog “Makeover”
Limited Capacity filling up

The shoulder girdle is one of the most complicated joint systems in our body. Uncover areas of entrapment and kinetic confusion so that the muscles, joints, and connective tissues re-pattern to create a "new normal." Awaken dormant strength and stretch routes through every conceivable direction of movement of the shoulders and arms until they are brought back into physiological balance. Learn a proven rotator cuff release technique that assists new awakenings for a better fitting DownDog and pain free movement.

Discussion Time: 20 minutes
Practice Time: 100 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Mat, block, strap
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Jill Miller

Jill Miller

Tune Up Fitness Worldwide
Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, YA CEP is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Chelan 2

1:00pm PST

The Roots of Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

We will take a historical look into the past 5,000 years of yoga. We will look at its Vedic roots and its development in India through the Upanishads, Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita and on into the 20th and 21st centuries. We will look into the explosion of yoga through the Western world and through the entire world in the last 50 years. There will be a timetable of influential people who helped to bring yoga to the West in the 1900s, up to the present day. We will look into how asana fits into the ancient system of yoga, and while marveling at the explosion of yoga that has taken place of recent times, it will be dutifully noted that there has been a great price to pay for this. The asana explosion will be put in its place in looking at the wholeness of yoga.

Discussion Time: 120
Practice Time: 0
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props: Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Hatha Yoga Center
Bob Smith has been deeply immersed in Yoga for 50 years. He has been teaching Yoga for 45 years as the head of the Hatha Yoga Center. He is the author of YOGA FOR A NEW AGE (Prentice-Hall, 1982) and and co-author of ASANA TEXTBOOK (Self published December, 2017). Bob has run a private... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Chelan 5

1:00pm PST

Gong Bath Yoga: Relax and Renew
Limited Capacity filling up

Relax and renew during this restorative breath-centric yoga and an extended gong bath meditation. The gongs will be continuously played during the 60min yoga practice. The yoga practice will include pranayama, myofascial release with the use of yoga massage balls, and yoga poses that will prepare the practitioner for the extended Gong meditation. The combination of Yoga and the Gongs will do wonders for you physically and emotionally.

We will end the workshop with a 45-minute gong bath meditation, leaving you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power. The pure, penetrating sound waves of the gong cleanses the subconscious and awakens the listener to a transcendent state of awareness.

This event includes a 60-minute Yoga class with Aubrey and a 50-minute gong bath meditation with Wayne.

The gong meditation is best experienced lying down on your back or a similar comfortable position. Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation - yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water, eye mask, etc.

Discussion Time: 15 minutes
Practice Time: 105 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 strap, 1 bolster, 2 blocks
Continuing Education: 0

Speakers
avatar for Aubrey Jackson

Aubrey Jackson

Limber Yoga & Wellness
Aubrey Jackson is a yoga enthusiast. Her yoga journey began at the young age of 17 with Kundalini yoga. After many years of exploring other styles and incorporating yoga into her lifestyle she became a certified yoga instructor in 2004. Aubrey has a 500hr certification under Gary... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Marto

Wayne Marto

Sound Healer, Beneficial Sound
Wayne is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder and Executive Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 3

1:00pm PST

The Power of OM ~ Sound Healing Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

OM is the essence of Yoga. It is the Primordial, cosmic sound current, present at the beginning of creation and continues to vibrate as the essence of all things. OM gives life, energy and sustenance to all of creation. In this class you will understand the deeper meaning of OM and how it relates to different states of consciousness and is the essence of all energy forms. The chanting of Om revitalizes the body, calms the mind, nourishes the soul and connects back to the Infinite source within. Session will include some discussion, meditation and chanting of the sacred syllables of OM - AUM  and how to use the mantra for self, other and cosmic healing.  Yoga Sutras state that meditation on OM as one of the ultimate techniques of Yoga. Come + experience something beyond words..... AUM

Discussion Time:
Practice Time:
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props:
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 1

1:00pm PST

Train the Trainer: How To Lead Amazing Workshops and Teacher Trainings
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you teach workshops or trainings? Drawing on her experience of personally leading over twenty 200-hour teacher training programs, as well as her academic experience as an instructional designer and educator, Rachel will give you insider tips to excel as a leader and trainer. You’ll learn practical strategies for improving your students’ learning and engagement, guidance on creating activities and lectures that really work, and best practices for managing challenging students. A must for leading workshops and teaching teacher trainings.

Discussion Time: 120 minutes
Practice Time: 0
Physical Exertion: None
Recommended Props: Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott
Rachel helps yoga teachers and studios around the world create transformational education experiences so that they can thrive in their business, share their passion, and inspire more people to practice yoga. Her knowledge and experience are extensive. She’s earned two masters degrees... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 2

1:00pm PST

Healing Circle
Limited Capacity seats available

"We can perceive with others what we cannot perceive alone." - Gregory Kramer

Join us for a healing circle and tap into the collective wisdom. Tuere will facilitate a safe and accepting space to share and process your experiences as it relates to the pain that exists around interactions within the yoga community and at the Northwest Yoga Conference. The healing circle will utilize Insight Dialogue as a guiding principle.

Discussion Time: 2 hours
Practice Time: N/A
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props: journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Tuere  Sala

Tuere Sala

Seattle Insight Meditation Society
Tuere Sala is a Guiding Teacher for Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS).  She is a retired prosecuting attorney who has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 25 years. Tuere is inspired by bringing the Dharma to nontraditional places and has often supported SIMS in unconventional... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Chelan 4

4:00pm PST

How to Work with Tight Hamstrings
Limited Capacity filling up

Tight hamstrings can impede your progress in a variety of yoga poses. We will study some basic anatomy, including the structure and actions of the hamstrings. We’ll then practice poses that improve hamstring flexibility, starting with easy stretches and progressing to more challenging poses.

Discussion Time: 60 minutes
Practice Time: 60 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, block, and belt
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Julie Gudmestad

Julie Gudmestad

Gudmestad Yoga Studio
Julie has devoted her professional life to integrating the healing benefits of yoga with her medical training as a physical therapist. She has integrated decades of patient care experience with 40 years of yoga teaching into a unique teaching style, and teaches workshops throughout... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

4:00pm PST

Classical Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Sivananda hatha is a traditional, slow paced, meditative class that helps encourage proper breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind. Because Yoga is a spiritual system with a physical component, this non-competitive approach helps the practitioner gain much more than just a healthy body.
A typical open level class includes pranayama (breathing exercises), warm-ups including Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar), 12 basic asanas (postures) and deep relaxation. The focus is on mastering the basic asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. The asanas follow an exact order that allows for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet and without the need to think beyond each individual pose. Additional variations may also be taught.

Discussion Time: 15 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hours and 15 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat
Continuing Education: 0


Speakers
avatar for Shumit Vatsal

Shumit Vatsal

Yoga Teacher, PATH
Shumit was born in an Iyengar family in the small town of Salem in South India where bakthi and karma yoga was practiced regularly. Shumit formally got certified as a Yoga Siromani “Jewel on a crown of yoga” at the Sivananda Madurai Ashram. Shumit teaches a classical hatha yoga... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Chelan 4

4:00pm PST

Heart Melting Fourth Chakra
Limited Capacity filling up

A balanced and open Heart Chakra (Anahata) is what gives us access to the unhurt, unstruck sound of our highest vibration and frequency, that which is connected to our deepest knowing and our own true nature. Join us to learn Ayurvedic Yoga tools and techniques for supporting clarity, balance and harmony in our energetic heart, Anahata Chakra.

Discussion Time: 50 minutes
Practice Time: 70 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 blanket
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bass

Susan Bass

Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy
Susan Bass is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist who founded the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and the Sarasvati Mission, a non-profit created to support the preservation of Vedic knowledge.  Susan left her career at The Wall Street Journal after... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 1

4:00pm PST

Grow Your Yoga Business
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Are you a hard working yoga-preneur? Designed for the solo yoga teacher, we’ll discuss strategies to up your business game, create new streams of income, and thrive in your yoga business. Rachel brings her wealth of experience and an entrepreneur and yoga studio insider to help you create a business strategy to take it to the next level. It’s time to stop hustling and start thriving.

Discussion Time: 2 hours
Practice Time: 0
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott
Rachel helps yoga teachers and studios around the world create transformational education experiences so that they can thrive in their business, share their passion, and inspire more people to practice yoga. Her knowledge and experience are extensive. She’s earned two masters degrees... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Chelan 2

4:00pm PST

Pranayama and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

We will explore pranayama exercises --breathing practices, and a full array of yogic meditation practices. The breathing practices we will focus upon are: ujjayi, bhastrika, alternate nostril breathing, and yogic breathing for meditation practice. This will be an experiential workshop and you will be carefully led in each of the pranayama exercises. The three main bhandas of yoga will also be looked into. After exploring pranayama, we will proceed onto the topic of meditation, with the focus being upon yogic concentration -- contemplation exercises. The groundwork will be carefully laid in yogic meditation and we will see how it is embedded in the eightfold path of yoga. The differences and value of other types of meditation practice will be interlaced into the presentation. This will be a completely experiential workshop and all are welcome, whatever your level of understanding concerning meditation practice.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props:
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Hatha Yoga Center
Bob Smith has been deeply immersed in Yoga for 50 years. He has been teaching Yoga for 45 years as the head of the Hatha Yoga Center. He is the author of YOGA FOR A NEW AGE (Prentice-Hall, 1982) and and co-author of ASANA TEXTBOOK (Self published December, 2017). Bob has run a private... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 2

4:00pm PST

Gong Bath Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation, as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. This healing and transformative journey through sound will leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power. The gong acoustically elevates us, creating a deep spontaneous meditative state that restores harmony and vitality to the mind, body and soul.

The event includes a 30-minute discussion on the healing attributes of the gong and their interaction with the 5 Yogic Koshas, a 62-minute gong bath, and concludes by sweets and community.Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation - yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water, eye mask, etc.

Benefits of a Gong Bath:
*Promotes relaxation and stress relief
*Restores vibrational balance and mind-body harmony
*Stimulates immune system and glandular functioning
*Encourages the movement of life force energy
*Clears habitual negative thought patterns
*Supports deep spontaneous meditation
*Improves concentration, creativity and will-power
*Advances spiritual exploration and self-discovery

Discussion Time: 50
Practice Time: 70
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 bolster, 2 blankets
Continuing Education: 0

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Marto

Wayne Marto

Sound Healer, Beneficial Sound
Wayne is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder and Executive Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 3

7:30pm PST

Awaken the Power of Your Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

We will reawaken the power of our hearts in this challenging, sacred and healing practice.  Prepare to flow with breath and movement in a way that breaks down the barriers and opens our hearts to a love that is without limits or conditions. We will prime the body and mind to heal, release or clear anything that isn't serving us. This unique and deeply rewarding yoga experience is a blend of sacred movement, breath control designed to awaken healing frequencies and realign you with your true nature.

This practice although challenging is appropriate for practitioners of all- levels.

Prepare to leave feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your HEART.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Dixon

Debbie Dixon

LITT
Debbie Dixon is author of “The Path to Freedom Your Guide to Living the Life of Your Dreams,” a  yoga teacher, life coach, inspirational speaker, who leads transformational retreats all over the world.As a teacher, she seeks to cultivate the inner fire of transformation with... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

7:30pm PST

Gong Concert: Beneficial Sound
Limited Capacity filling up

Be bathed in the healing frequencies of 11-Planet Gongs. The gong acoustically elevates us, creating a deep spontaneous meditative state that restores harmony and vitality to the mind, body and soul.

The event includes a brief introduction on the healing attributes of the gong, followed by a 62-minute gong bath meditation, and concludes with sweets and community.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring whatever you need to be relaxed for the meditation - yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water, eye mask, etc.

Benefits of a Gong Bath:
*Promotes relaxation and stress relief
*Restores vibrational balance and mind-body harmony
*Stimulates immune system and glandular functioning
*Encourages the movement of life force energy
*Clears habitual negative thought patterns
*Supports deep spontaneous meditation
*Improves concentration, creativity and will-power
*Advances spiritual exploration and self-discovery

Discussion Time: 28
Practice Time: 62
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 bolster, 2 blankets
Continuing Education: N/A

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Marto

Wayne Marto

Sound Healer, Beneficial Sound
Wayne is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder and Executive Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3... Read More →


Saturday January 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Skagit 3
 
Sunday, January 26
 

7:15am PST

Morning Meditation: Radical Love for Earth
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's come together on the cushion and offer deep reverence to our home planet, Earth.  In this morning meditation, open to beginning and experienced meditators alike, we'll begin with awakening the breath and mind through Sanskrit mantra, then move through a guided meditation practice steeped in heart-based ecology, and quietly sit with your fellow practitioners to greet the day with connection and compassion.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Hulet

Diana Hulet

Diana began her study of mysticism at a young age with books by Thomas Moore and Deepak Chopra—gifts from her mother; meanwhile, her father gave her the gift of connection with the natural world. Thus began Diana’s endless journey of weaving both the visible and invisible forces... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 7:15am - 7:45am PST
Skagit 4/5

8:00am PST

Breathing Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Breathing is, of course, a central pillar of asana, pranayama, and meditation practices. Come learn the anatomy and mechanics of breathing, how to distinguish normal from abnormal breathing patterns, and how to refine your breath awareness and control for asana and relaxation practices. Then we’ll apply this knowledge to beginning pranayama techniques.

Discussion Time: 90 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low to Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 blanket, and 1 strap.
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Julie Gudmestad

Julie Gudmestad

Gudmestad Yoga Studio
Julie has devoted her professional life to integrating the healing benefits of yoga with her medical training as a physical therapist. She has integrated decades of patient care experience with 40 years of yoga teaching into a unique teaching style, and teaches workshops throughout... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Chelan 2

8:00am PST

How To Protect Your Knees in Hip Openers
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga and hip openers go together like raw chocolate and organic peanut butter. But your vulnerable knee may become the victim of mismanaged communication between mobile hip and foot! In this fun, illuminating workshop, you'll learn about the structure of your knee so that you can protect it in your practice, including during poses like lotus and pigeon. Through interactive Power Point presentation and a juicy hip opening practice, you will gain a new understanding of how you can protect this marvelous joint - while repeating the hip-opening benefits of the yoga practice. As a bonus, discover why “flexing the foot to protect the knee” is a myth! All levels of students and teachers welcome.

Discussion Time: 90 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Moderate to High
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 2 blocks, 1 strap
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott
Rachel helps yoga teachers and studios around the world create transformational education experiences so that they can thrive in their business, share their passion, and inspire more people to practice yoga. Her knowledge and experience are extensive. She’s earned two masters degrees... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 1

8:00am PST

Shifting Paradigms: Biotensegrity and Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

An interactive discussion and experiential exploration of tensegrity in the body. It will change the way you practice, the way you teach and even the way you see the world.

This workshop is for teachers, body nerds and curious learners ready for a paradigm shift in the way they understand the body: from parts to whole; from body as machine to body as living, breathing, and self-developed and self adapting; and from hierarchy and mind over matter to heterarchy where each part, no matter how large or small, influences all the others in all directions.

This workshop offers opportunities for sticky learning by offering exercises and discussion for multiple learning styles. You will enjoy:
- an environment of exploration and play
- hands on learning with tensegrity models and more
- movement explorations
- creating a mandala mind map comparing and contrasting biotensegrity with conventional anatomy and biomechanics


Discussion Time: 3 hours
Practice Time: N/A
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: 1 block
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Chris Clancy

Chris Clancy

Chris Clancy
Chris Morita Clancy, a teacher of teachers, began her yoga journey 30 years ago. Dedicated to yoga as a life practice, Chris helps her students uncover the ‘living’ yoga by moving beyond the physical reward toward an inner journey that extends long after the class is over. Chris... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Chelan 4

8:00am PST

Vagus Voyage: An Embodied Tour of the Vagus Nerve and its Influence
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Neural flexibility. Neural resilience. Neuroscience. If these terms seem heady, this workshop will help you embody your brain’s neural playground….your body. The vagus nerve is beloved by yogis for being our chief parasympathetic (relaxation response) nerve. But new science around the influence of the vagus has shifted our understanding of parasympathetic responses. This workshop teaches you how to access to the three anatomical zones innervated by the vagus nerve, and how each zone affects our state of perception and quality of being. The workshop includes novel breath-based exercises coupled with soft-tissue self-massage and positional release in order to feel the fascinating interplay of stimulating sympathetic and parasympathetic modes of being. Learn to distinguish between the myelinated and unmyelinated vagus doorways and become familiar with Polyvagal Theory. Ultimately it will help you to be more aware of our own state and help you foster a safe environment for your students.  

Discussion Time: 45 minutes
Practice Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Block
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Jill Miller

Jill Miller

Tune Up Fitness Worldwide
Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, YA CEP is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 4/5

8:00am PST

The Power of the Heart ~ Hridaya Shakti: Healing Yoga, Meditation and Chanting for Transforming Times
Limited Capacity seats available

The Human heart holds the keys to our transformation at both a personal and planetary level. Ancient spiritual traditions, artists, poets, musicians, modern science, medicine & meta-physics have all been fascinated by the human heart and how to tap into it’s profound energy and power. In the Yoga tradition, the Hridaya is our spiritual heart and is the seat of our spiritual essence, our vital force and our deepest drive. It exists on different levels of being; physical, emotional and spiritual and is also the key to our health, energy and inner peace. The next level of our evolution is connected to the awakening and integration of  H E A R T  Consciouness.

Class will include a short dharma talk, dynamic practice of HEART centered yoga, meditation, chanting and special practices for strengthening, healing and awakening the power of the heart. All levels are welcome.

Discussion Time:
Practice Time:
Physical Exertion:
Recommended Props:
Continuing Education: 3 hours


Speakers
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 3

8:00am PST

Class Planning Laboratory: Purposeful Creativity
Limited Capacity seats available

Class planning can be difficult, daunting and monotonous. In this session you will introduce how to plan classes using what you’ve learned no matter what the style or level. Students and teachers will work through planning a class from start to finish, using class planning tools designed to give students a personal experience in a group setting so that they learn to approach the topic being presented in a way that is skillful and wise for them. Participants will then be led through the class that was created in an effort to experience the concepts presented and developed.

Participants will learn how to create class plans that turn classes into a personal laboratory that is inclusive,
invites inquiry, creates a safe place for exploration and when necessary allows difficult choices to be made by
students so that they learn what is wise for them which can translate clearly to applying yoga off the mat as well. Class planning worksheets will be provided as well as emailed afterward for continued use.

Discussion Time: 3 hours
Practice Time: N/A
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: 2 blocks, 1 bolster, Journal
Continuing Education: 3 hours

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Crow

Alexandria Crow

Yoga Physics
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am PST
Skagit 2

11:00am PST

Music in the Marketplace with Abraham Neuwelt
Immerse yourself in healing sounds with one of the Pacific Northwest's most accomplished handpan players.

Artists
avatar for Abraham Neuwelt

Abraham Neuwelt

Abraham Neuwelt is a full-time musician specializing in live performance, music therapy and private lesson. He is one of the Northwest's most accomplished handpan players and a lead ambassador of the instrument, regularly offering music for yoga and sound baths around the Sound. No... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
Marketplace

11:30am PST

Kid's Yoga Class
In this kid focused class we will move like animals, wake up with the sun, roar like a lion, play with balance in a tree pose, and take time to bring calmness and relaxation into our day. Class intended for kids ages 5-12 years.

Speakers
avatar for Rai Lowe

Rai Lowe

Rai has been teaching Yoga since 2001 and currently leads the Bellevue College 200 hour Yoga Teacher and teaches at Yogabliss on Mercer Island.  She is the mother to a 3rd grader and 6th grader and loves rock climbing, baton twirling and Girl Scouts. 


Sunday January 26, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Skagit 2

11:30am PST

Yoga, Climate and Earth Activism
Limited Capacity seats available

Humanity is at a critical evolutionary juncture, what we do now affects all future generations. There is a natural and ancient precedent in the yoga tradition for earth activism. Along with other indigenous wisdom traditions, the ancient Rishi's held a deep reverence and understanding of a living and conscious Mother Earth (Bhumi Devi). Now more than ever we must awaken and act for ourselves, future generations and all of life.  Both as individuals and as a community, we must become more aware of our actions and choices and how they affect the web of life.  Join us as we explore this idea and action through discussion as well as meditation and chanting.

Be the Change. Now more than ever. 

Speakers
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... Read More →
avatar for Chastity Davis

Chastity Davis

Chastity is a mixed heritage woman, of First Nations and European descent. She is a member of the Tla’ammin Nation, which belongs to the West Coast Salish People’s and is interconnected to K’omox, Klahoose, and Homalco peoples. Chastity’s passion for yoga in her own personal... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Skagit 4/5

11:30am PST

Courageous Conversations: Let's Talk About Radical Love for the Earth
Limited Capacity full

What are the behaviors, statements, or attitudes about the environment that trigger big emotions in you? Let’s work together to apply Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and see how you can have more peace without losing your passion for positive action.

Speakers
avatar for Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers

Speak Peace
Nelle Moffett and Rick Bowers are ordained interfaith ministers and are the founders of  Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship. As a married couple, they partner together to lead workshops, facilitate practice groups, and coach individuals and businesses in communication and conflict... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Chelan 2

1:00pm PST

Accessible Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, you will learn how to make the yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their current ability. We'll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We will also explore the many variations to suit students with all body shapes/sizes, physical and intellectual challenges/disabilities, and health conditions throughout the lifespan. Learn how to make your classes inclusive and empowering, and to serve all your students equally!

Discussion Time: 60 minutes
Practice Time: 60 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, blanket, 2 blocks, strap, and bolster
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Bakke, M.Ed., PT, C-IAYT

Brenda Bakke, M.Ed., PT, C-IAYT

Bakke Physical Therapy
Brenda Bakke, PT, M.Ed., C-IAYT, is a Physical and Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) who has successfully integrated yoga methods into her physical therapy practice since 1999. By integrating the ancient teachings of yoga with the developmental and biomechanical systems of physical therapy... Read More →
avatar for Mary Fuhr

Mary Fuhr

ConnectABLE Wellness, LLC
Mary Gengler Fuhr, OTR/L, RYT, has been an Occupational Therapist for over 35 years and is the founder of Relaxing Resources, PLLC and Maple Valley Pediatric Therapy. She was drawn to yoga about 20 years ago as a way to heal and strengthen after several surgeries. She became interested... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 3

1:00pm PST

Fascia: An Introduction to Your Seam System
Limited Capacity filling up

The worlds of yoga, athletics, pain management and manual therapy are all benefitting from fascial research, and so should you and your practice. By now, you’ve likely heard the term fascia, the body’s ubiquitous soft-tissue seam system. It’s been in you your whole life and has played a relatively silent role. In the past 12 years, fascia research has exploded to help us understand this connective tissue and its properties.

This workshop outlines:

1) Clear definitions informed by the latest in fascia research

2) Easy mapping strategies to help you locate the different types and textures of fascia within your body.

3) Relaxing self-massage explorations of famous fascial tissues.

4) Novel movements that improve your embodied understanding of your fascial seam system to benefit your asana practice and life.

Discussion Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Practice Time: 45 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Block, Strap
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Jill Miller

Jill Miller

Tune Up Fitness Worldwide
Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT, YA CEP is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

1:00pm PST

How to Produce Your Next Successful Retreat
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to create and produce a successful yoga retreat. Lynann teaches the key elements of successful retreat in a step by step way, that you can implement right away. All the teachings apply to either domestic and international retreats.

Learn how to:
• Create the retreat experience for your students
• Find and work with venues
• Price your retreat
• Marketing your retreat
• Build your retreat business

Whether you are looking to lead your first retreat or looking to increase enrollment in your current retreats, this workshop has something for you.

Discussion Time: 2 hours
Practice Time: N/A
Physical Exertion: N/A
Recommended Props: Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Lynann Politte

Lynann Politte

Founder, Yoni Speaks
Lynann Politte’s unique approach, years of experience, drive, and vibrant enthusiasm provides the business guidance, strategy, and tools for yoga and wellness professionals to expand the reach of their message, taking their business to the next level. She masterfully reframes “branding... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Chelan 4

1:00pm PST

Earth Prayer ~ Bhumi Bhakti
Limited Capacity seats available

We are all deeply connected to Earth, physically, energetically & spiritually- we are her children, our future is entwined with Her. Ancient Yogi’s & Shamans had a profound connection & reverence for Mother Earth (Bhumi Devi) from where modern yoga practice has its roots. This class will focus on the importance of connecting with the energy field of mother earth and how to access this field for grounding, healing and intuition in the process of Yoga. Class will include some tantric/shamanic earth-based teachings, dynamic yoga, breathwork, meditation, live music and chanting.  

Discussion Time:
Practice Time:
Physical Exertion:
Recommended Props:
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Saul David Raye

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts
Saul David Raye is an acclaimed teacher and spiritual activist known for his unique and transformational approach to yoga, and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on 25 years of study and practice in the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Skagit 2

1:00pm PST

Yoga for Neck, Shoulders and Jaw Pain
Limited Capacity seats available

Neck and shoulder pain are not only caused by stress, but also postural changes occur with the constant use of technology,and can cause a head forward syndrome, commonly called "text neck:. In addition sititng in our computer slumped position, we effectively cut off the abdominals from the diaphragm, and as a result, the diaphragm is no longer working efficiently. With this change in posture, the accessory muscles of the chest become primary breathers. As a result, people breathe up instead of out. For the approximately twenty to thirty thousand times a day we breathe, the musculature in the neck and shoulders is contracting. This creates chronic tension all the way up through the shoulders and neck, the jaw, as well as headaches, tension in the head, TMD, joint pain and tension around the eyes.”

While the pain may be localized in the neck and shoulders, the problem is more often than not emanating from elsewhere, such as a misalignment in the ribcage, poor abdominal and mid-back core support, or a dysfunctional breathing pattern. TMD and TMJ also play a big part in neck and shoulder pain.

To be effective, therefore, long-term solutions need to include functional movement, functional breath, and balanced action throughout the jaw, neck, and shoulder girdle.

Starr has had personal experience with two major spinal surgeries for severe neck and shoulder pain, with a complicated diagnosis of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Yoga therapy has played a big role in re-learning functional movement, functional breathing, and specific treatment and yoga for TMJ and TMD.

This workshop will include education regarding postural assessments and how to identify anterior head carriage, assess breathing patterns and functional movement. It will also include a therapeutic yoga practice to relieve tension in the neck, shoulder and jaw, as well as promoting functional breathing and movement patterns.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 90 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 block, 1 bolster, 1 strap, 2 blankets
Continuing Education:2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Starr Sanborn

Starr Sanborn

Guiding Starr Integrated Yoga
Discover therapeutic yoga - an approach to yoga based on the Viniyoga tradition. Starr offers group classes and private sessions for a wide range of students who are looking for a practice that targets the deeper core muscles, mindfulness, breath work and mind-body awareness.  The... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Chelan 2

4:00pm PST

Healing Your Chakras, Raising Your Kundalini
Limited Capacity seats available

Healing your Chakras is a journey through the subtle body. Just as we have a physical body, we also have a body of energy, called the subtle body. And just as we have a physical spine that acts as the central channel through which nerve impulses flow, we also have a subtle central channel called sushumna through which prana, or life force, flows. Deep within the sushumna lie spinning centers of energy, called chakras, which are like intense vortices of energy that act as distribution points for prana.

Blocked energy in our 7 chakras can often lead to illness or distress on systems of the body. Chakra balancing creates a sense of equilibrium between your body, mind and spirit. When your chakras are returned... to their natural frequencies, inner peace, wellbeing, and joy will follow.

In this workshop, experience the deep relationship between yoga asanas (or postures) and the chakras. When the asanas are combined with breath, visualization and mantra, they can have a direct effect on the energy flow within the chakras.

We will begin with a discussion on how to recognize imbalance and ways to realign, followed by an all levels kundalini practice designed to clear blocked energy along the sushumna nadi and help to rebalance the subtle body systems. Then finish with a savasana to help the body absorb the shifts and truly inspire a transformation from deep within.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Practice Intensity: Moderate to High
Recommended Props; Blocks
Continuing Education: 0

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Dixon

Debbie Dixon

LITT
Debbie Dixon is author of “The Path to Freedom Your Guide to Living the Life of Your Dreams,” a  yoga teacher, life coach, inspirational speaker, who leads transformational retreats all over the world.As a teacher, she seeks to cultivate the inner fire of transformation with... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Chelan 4

4:00pm PST

Contemplative Yoga: Movement and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Honoring your body’s wisdom, we move in an intuitive and creative flow before settling in for deep Yin and Restorative poses to close. Offering meditations toward awareness & healing, Cobi guides a self-love practice that nourishes mind, body, and soul while Joan Umera Shure orchestrates songs, chants, and musical sounds to guide us deeper into contemplation.

Discussion Time: None
Practice Time: 120 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low to Moderate
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, blanket, 2 blocks, 1 bolster.
Continuing Education: 0

Speakers
avatar for Cobi Harris Seslar

Cobi Harris Seslar

Teacher, Everett Comm. College
Cobi has been a dedicated Yoga practitioner since 1991, and teacher since 1997. She has studied a variety of styles including: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Forest, Prana Flow, and Classical Hatha. She is grateful to her many teachers: Lynn Minton, John Friend, Norman Allen, Sara Tharington... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Joan Uemura Shure

Joan Uemura Shure

A lifetime music lover and singer songwriter since childhood, Joan first discovered the magical effects of mantra and chant in Santa Monica in the late 90’s with Yoga Teachers Govindas, Shiva Rea and Saul David Raye. She recently completed year 2 of Soundschool with Gina Sala.A... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Chelan 2

4:00pm PST

Just Laying Around: Restoratives Have Value
Limited Capacity seats available

While this set of class styles can have life-changing impact and is what Alex believes could be a
vehicle for the most valuable contribution that current yoga classes can offer to the health and well
being of the population, they are often overlooked or disliked by class goers. We will look at the
reasons why these classes can be of such immense value by looking at the nervous system and its
states through a scientific and research-based lens. Reasons why students shy away from these
classes will be offered for consideration and discussed.

Participants will then be led through a practice that offers an alternative approach technically while facilitating an environment where the outcome of these less physically demanding classes can be accessed more readily and deeply. They will be offered ways to attain this outcome in more active classes as well.

We will close by working through our methodical step by step approach and identify a starting place to
introduce this information in not only passive classes but active ones as well. An outline of progressive
integration will be developed and used. Participants will be asked to brainstorm ideas of ways to
implement the information based on their own practice and/or teaching both immediately and in the
future.

Discussion Time: 30 minutes
Practice Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: 2 blocks, 1 bolster, 1 blanket, warm clothing layers
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
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Alexandria Crow

Yoga Physics
Alexandria is an internationally respected teachers’ teacher who leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. Through her Yoga Physics methodology she aims to clearly explain the what, why’s and how’s of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy making the practice approachable... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 4/5

4:00pm PST

Rumi and Restore: The Life of Rumi
Limited Capacity seats available

The poetry of Rumi has inspired seekers from across the world.  Through his language of the heart, Jalaluddin Rumi continues to guide us into a landscape of curiosity and connection, straight into the subtle layers of human existence and presence.  Moments of revelation seem to rise from the page and send us down a path of contemplation - what does it mean to be fully embodied and alive? Where is that field Rumi speaks of, the one between “rightdoing and wrongdoing?”  Meet your yoga community on the mat in this gentle practice set against the backdrop of Rumi’s life story and poetic inspirations. Open to all practitioners, this workshop will move from slow movements linking breath and body into a supportive restorative practice.  

Discussion Time: N/A
Practice Time: 2 hours
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: TBD
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
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Diana Hulet

Diana began her study of mysticism at a young age with books by Thomas Moore and Deepak Chopra—gifts from her mother; meanwhile, her father gave her the gift of connection with the natural world. Thus began Diana’s endless journey of weaving both the visible and invisible forces... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 3

4:00pm PST

Soothing the Spirit of the World: Meditative Chanting
Limited Capacity seats available

In this meditative workshop, we’ll experience the power of healing chants and mantra sound frequencies to access the technology of the brain to focus the mind, deepen the breath, free the voice, and soothe the spirit. For thousands of years, chanting and singing have been embraced as a vehicle for peace and transformation. By embodying these practices, we offer healing prayers for liberation, beginning within ourselves, and rippling out into the world.

All levels welcome, no previous chanting or singing experience necessary.

Discussion Time: 120 minutes
Practice Time: 0
Physical Exertion: None
Recommended Props: None
Continuing Education: 2 hours

Speakers
avatar for Johanna Beekman

Johanna Beekman

Shakti United
Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, songstress, and kirtan artist who is loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her inspiring songs and chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She sings and teaches at leading festivals and studios... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 1

4:00pm PST

Yin and Heart-Centered Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience a heart-full yin class designed to connect with and open your heart-center in all four-directions. Chastity will guide you through a special yin asana series that will stimulate your heart-center to encourage inner/outer connection with your heart’s desires. Following the yin class, Chastity will lead you through an interactive exercise that will continue to open your heart-center and live and lead from your authentic heart’s desire.

Mindfulness is a popular western practice that will take you deeper into life and Heartfull-ness is the second step in that process. Come explore, connect, and listen to your heart!

Discussion Time: 45 minutes
Practice Time: 75 minutes
Physical Exertion: Low
Recommended Props: Yoga mat, 1 blanket, 1 bolster, 2 blocks, Journal
Continuing Education: 2 hours


Speakers
avatar for Chastity Davis

Chastity Davis

Chastity is a mixed heritage woman, of First Nations and European descent. She is a member of the Tla’ammin Nation, which belongs to the West Coast Salish People’s and is interconnected to K’omox, Klahoose, and Homalco peoples. Chastity’s passion for yoga in her own personal... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Skagit 2

6:20pm PST

Closing Gathering
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Roy Holman

Roy Holman

Owner, HHC
Roy Holman is author of two books: Healing Self, Healing Earth, and Poems from the Passionate Heart.  Roy has taught since pre-2000, and is a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Healing Instructor, a Oneness Blessing trainer, and leads retreats to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Bali... Read More →


Sunday January 26, 2020 6:20pm - 6:50pm PST
Skagit 4/5