New York City – get ready for one of the best yoga events of the year!
The Yoga Journal New York Conference is coming up May 12th – 16th at the Hilton New York. Below you will find event details, and spotlights on some of our favorite teachers!
5 Days | 40+ Master Teachers | 100+ Classes
The New York Conference features many, many amazing teachers, below you will find info and schedules for some of the highlights:
Kay Kay Clivio
Kay Kay Clivio began her practice of yoga in 1996 to heal a back injury from competitive outrigger canoe paddling. Since then, Kay Kay has traveled the globe to quench her thirst for more knowledge in the ancient tradition of yoga. Teachers such as Bikram, Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, John Friend, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois have inspired her unique style. She uses eloquent and intelligent asana sequencing with a strong emphasis on physical and spiritual alignment and infuses her classes with a nurturing, healing quality. It is her joy to help students plant the deep, strong roots that are necessary to grow a beautiful lifetime practice.
Community Class: Slow Flow: Moving with Style and Grace
Saturday, May 14th | 1pm – 2pm
Too often we rush through life, just checking things off of our list of Things To Do. We forget to take the time to savor the moment and see its beauty. Join Zobha Circle of Grace member Kay Kay Clivio for an hourlong vinyasa slow flow sequence. Savor the magic of movement with the breath to remind us of our individual inner beauty and graceful energy.
Alanna Kaivalya is a singer/songwriter, author, and yoga instructor who leads workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide. She channels a passion for finding the connection to our humanness in everything she does, teaching classes that combine rockin’ music, dynamic adjustments, and creative sequencing. Alanna blends her love of music with the breadth of knowledge of yoga philosophy she has gained through her studies with her mentors Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Manorama, as well as many others, including Dharma Mittra, Mark Whitwell, and Emil Wendl. Alanna, who travels around the world teaching, has published a book, The Myth of the Asanas, and has a podcast that has been heard by over 1 million people worldwide.
Myths of the Asanas: The Stories Behind the Poses
Sunday, May 15th | 8am – 10am
Who is the warrior behind Virabhadrasana? Why does Hanuman have three poses in his honor? What makes King Dancer Pose so regal? The myths of yoga’s spiritual tradition have the power to change old patterns of behavior, providing us with enlightened insight that brings us closer to who we really are. These myths and more will be explored in this Jivamukti Yoga workshop, which will include lecture, asana, a little chanting, and a lot of insight.
Devotion in Motion
Sunday, May 15th | 3:30pm – 5:30pm
The Beatles did it, so why can’t we? Those who love music and yoga know how well the two fit together. We’ll illuminate why music and chanting can be an integral part of a yoga practice, and why the art of devotion is so cool. Come explore some Bhakti Yoga through chanting as well as the art of devotion through a fun and uplifting Jivamukti Yoga practice. Be ready to sweat your prayers.
Shiva Rea is a yogini fire keeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and leading innovator in the evolution of Prana Flow Yoga, transformational vinyasa flow integrating the Tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya’s teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of Prana Flow out in the world. Shiva is the creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Samdura Global School for Living Yoga, Yogadventure Retreats, Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, the worldwide Global Mala Project, and award-winning CDs and DVDs for home practice.
Prana Flow Namaskars: Roots and Evolution
Friday, May 13th | 9am – 4:30pm
Surya Namaskar’s origins are in Tantric and Vedic methods for realizing and honoring the life energy that we embody. We’ll begin with bija mantras at the heart of vinyasa, or movement meditations, to embody solar energy. From these roots, we’ll explore the core teachings of the 27 Prana Flow namaskars that have evolved from over 20 years of teaching. Come enliven your practice, teaching, and life!
Yoga Energy Activism: An Activating Practice for Eco-Change
Saturday, May 14th | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Experience an enlivening session dedicated to Yogic Energy Activism. We’ll explore the shift from limited toxic fuel sources to renewable natural energy in living form, from our thought waves to our personal energy use in our support of global green living. Be empowered by the principles of Energy Activism in a moving vinyasa practice to connect, store, and circulate the vital energy of our life into the world.
Fire and Flow: Agni-Namaskar
Saturday, May 14th | 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Experience an elemental namaskar that is a part of the 27 Sun Salutations developed by Shiva as an offering to the unifying power of movement meditation for whole-body realization. Agni Namaskar is an empowering sequence that awakens, channels, and expresses your inner fire in service to your sva dharma, your unique purpose in life.
Sunday, May 15th | 8am – 10am
In this increasingly gridlike world, experience the healing power of a mandala (sacred circle) within a namaskar, or moving meditation vinyasa. We’ll learn four salutation sequences that unfold in an integrated flow.
David Romanelli has been traveling the world for the better part of the past decade sharing his Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies experiences. The purists have been known to challenge his blending of ancient tradition with modern tastes, sounds, and passions. But those who prefer their yoga coated in chocolate, seasoned with humor, and lavished with Marley have enjoyed his workshops and debut book, Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy through Wine, Chocolate, and Your iPod Playlist, which last year reached No. 1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. David is cofounder of At One Yoga in Scottsdale, AZ.
Yoga + Chocolate
Friday, May 13th | 5:30pm – 7pm
Would you rather eat 100 bland bites of mediocre chocolate or one deliciously amazing bite of an exotic truffle? Would you rather do 10 so-so Savasanas or one deep, yummy, soul-scintillating Savasana that stays with you for weeks to come? This workshop will encourage you to stop stroking yourself with promises and will teach you to pack all of your flavor into the present moment. Come for a vinyasa flow yoga class set to great music (from Sinatra to Sublime), followed by a tasting of exotic Vosges Haut-Chocolat truffles, and finishing with a meditation on the gentle reminder that life is short, so we had best slow down and savor it.
The Chocolate Chakra Tour
Saturday, May 14th | 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Explore a fun perspective on the chakra system during this very relaxing deep-stretch yoga class. For each chakra, you’ll experience a fun story, a relaxing yoga pose, a specially selected song from just the right genre of music, and a carefully chosen exotic Vosges chocolate truffle. For example, learn how the sparkling guitar of the late Jerry Garcia is the ultimate sound to soothe the heart chakra and how the spicy Red Fire truffle from Vosges Haut-Chocolat sheds light on the root chakra.
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