OM in the Heart of Texas!
The Texas Yoga Conference is right around the corner! On the weekend of February 25th – 27th, the University of St. Thomas campus in Houston will be home to some of the country and the world’s best yoga teachers as they join forces for one of the greatest Yoga events of the year – hosted by our dear friend (and conference presenter!) Jennifer Beurgermeister! We have selected some of our favorite conference presenters to tell you a little bit about, check ‘em out below:
Leeann Carey is an acclaimed yoga instructor and Founder of the Planet Yoga Method. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Leeann’s deep knowledge of yoga is recognized at the local and national levels through contributions to national magazines and the news media. Leeann’s student base ranges from championship athletes (such as the LA Lakers) to students looking for a great workout and people on the healing path from injuries or chronic health issues. She is affectionately known as the “Teacher’s Teacher.”
Catch Leeann’s Class, Leeann Carey Yoga, February 26th at 8:30am
Dana is the Director of the School and Center at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC. She has been dubbed the Janis Joplin of Yoga and is known for her wildly poetic sequencing and her raw and generous energy. Dana is celebrated for re–awakening asanas and creating mass Celebration. She Bows to the amazing Teachers that have inspired her along her Cosmic way, especially Sharon Gannon, Rodney Yee and Jasmine Tarkeshi. She is Blessed to share what she loves ALL over the world.www.laughinglotus.com Friend her on FB, Dana Trixie Flynn.
Catch Dana’s Class, Kick Off Flow, Wild and Free, February 25th at 5:30pm
Yogi and kirtan musician Sean Johnson is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga in New Orleans, voted “Best Place To Take A Yoga Class In New Orleans” for the last 8 years. He is also the founder of Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga and spirituality teacher training program that focuses on bringing soul and imagination to the art of teaching yoga. Sean in his teaching seeks to weave the emotional power of bhakti yoga with the sensuality of hatha yoga to free the spirit and bring more love, creativity, and depth to our lives. His playful classes focus on opening the heart through ecstatic chant, storytelling, mythology, creative vinyasa flows, mystical poetry, and enchanting music. Sean’s class will be accompanied by the live soundtrack of The Wild Lotus Band, percussionist Gwendolyn Colman and bass/guitar player Alvin Young.
Catch Sean’s Class, Groove is in the Heart: Heart Opening Vinyasa Practice, February 26th at 2:30pm
KK is a Certified Anusara yoga teacher who grew up in the forests of East Texas. She was blessed to begin her Anusara journey studying intensively with her teacher John Friend in 1998 and has thousands of hours of studying directly with him for over 12 years. Always passionate, KK has dedicated the past 13 years to teaching yoga full time and has spent 20 years studying and savoring the mysteries of consciousness. With a quirky sense of humor and fierce dedication, she brings together yoga, astrology, herbalism, and embodied spirituality to her dynamic classes. She inspires students to work hard, learn sophisticated and heart-centered alignment, deepen their commitment to their practice and awaken to their own innate power and splendor.
Catch KK’s Class, Happy Hips, February 26th at 12:30pm
Growing up with backyard martial arts and the realness of street fighting in the rural delta region of Northern California, juxtaposed with the influence of my grandfather’s Gung-Fu practice and incense burning rituals, and formal dojang [Korean martial arts school] training; with my Buddhist master, in San Francisco’s Chinatown and Japan Town, I was never a stranger to the intuitive reflexes and highs associated with physicality. These early memories and experiences led me to my own life-long pursuit of the dynamic practices of Astanga Vinyasa [eight limbs of flowing motion] yoga and Kuk Sool Won [traditional Korean Buddhist] martial arts. Forming such a foundation in my youth and teenage years, I practiced the way of the sword, and You Won Hwa [flowing circular harmony] while perfecting my asanas [postural stances] and ‘floating’ [advanced aerial arm balancing] techniques. I learned the art of the dual-edged path, cultivating both disciplines simultaneously throughout my twenties. My travels expanded with my interests, which took me across the Asian landscapes of China and India. I sought out great beings of knowledge, honing my skills and awareness, which eventually exposed me to the art of Thai massage [active yoga massage] and other healing methods. Integrating this form of sacred touch was the necessary element that supported the development of the Yogic Arts™ system into its current form, which is the ongoing expression of my life’s work.
Catch Duncan’s Class, Awakening and Spiraling Yoga, February 27th at 12:30pm
Sadie tours internationally, bringing the experience of true inner and outer core strength to clients everywhere, in workshops New York Magazine calls “one of the best ways to transform your life!”. She is the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga and an ultimate wellness expert for Dr. Oz’s online healthy living resource Sharecare. She writes a weekly Core Values blog for Yoga Journal, and is on faculty at the prestigious mind/body institutes Omega and Kripalu. Her Total Body Transformation DVDs are #1 bestsellers on Amazon, and she is regularly covered in media like New York Times, Glamour, CNN, Self, Yoga Journal and more.
Catch Sadie’s Class, Core Strength: Be a Ninja Flow Yogi, February 27th at 10am
Les’ yoga studies and ceremonies are steeped in the Forrest tradition. In addition to completing Ana Forrest’s teacher training, Les has completed several trainings with Tias Little, and learned much of his alignment and technique cues there. Les has a firm foundation in the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, which infuses his asana classes with a sense of grace and elegance that allows you to engage in this yoga practice regardless of your prior experience, and despite whatever traditions you have in your own life.
Catch Les’ Class, Liberate your Hips and Free Your Spine, February 27th at 8am
Click here for more information on the TYC and to register today!