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Friday, February 12
 

7:00pm

Feb. 12 Kick off Lecture: From Caves to the Clinic: Yogic practices in Integrative Medicine with Alejandro Chaoul, PhD and Divine Feminine Rembrance with Robert Boustany
Limited Capacity seats available
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Enjoy a kick off uplifting talk and meditation practice with Dr. Alejandro Chaoul PhD about some of the research and discoveries of yoga and health - From Caves to the Clinic: Yogic practices in Integrative Medicine.

As yogis were practicing in caves to deepen their spiritual journey, they noticed that these practices were potent healing tools. Through generations and migrations , different forms of yoga have also been researched and are now utilized part of Integrative Medicine and bringing benefit for more people. A breath at a time.

Following is a brief remebrance of the the Divine Feminine with Robert Boustany.  Mingling and Music follows with Arexpressions Anthony Rodriguez.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister

Jennifer Buergermeister

Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology and B.A Journalism - she later graduated from Sofia University’s Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, and hold a Masters in Transpersonal... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Boustany

Robert Boustany

owner, Pralaya Yoga
As you look out on the ocean of life, look too at the quieter spaces between the waves. All life is precious, like the face of a sleeping child. Rock climbing is like yoga. One must accept emotions and relax into committed to movements in spite of fear with minimal hesitation, focus into the moment without distraction, and trust! Students train and make teachers better, in sharing the challenges and pains of their lives, so we can better... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul Ph D.

Alejandro Chaoul Ph D.

Alejandro is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has studied since 1989 with many Tibetan Bon and Buddhist masters. He was born in Argentina, a very Catholic country, grew up Jewish and attended a Presbyterian school. He later became Buddhist, married a Catholic and his children now attend a Greek Orthodox school. After studying with various Hindu and Buddhist teachers, he became a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at the... Read More →



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Friday February 12, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom B/116
 
Friday, February 19
 

8:00am

Conscious Houston Welcoming Kirtan
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Kirtan with Conscious Houston to welcome everyone to the Texas Yoga Conference 2016 <3

Speakers
avatar for Anish Pillai

Anish Pillai

Conscious Houston
Hi, I'm exciting to be a part of the Texas Yoga Conference this year on behalf of Conscious Houston. Conscious Houston is a community dedicated to a lifestyle of bhakti yoga. Through music (kirtan), meditation, and much more our goal is to live and share the aspects of what we call a conscious lifestyle.


Friday February 19, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Ballroom B/116

8:15am

Design for Human Health
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What does space design have to do with human health? Everything. Learn from an expert in the field of Design and Human Health, Dak Kopec, the guy who wrote the very first text book on the subject!

Dr. Kopec holds a Ph.D in Environmental Psychology, master’s degrees in Architecture and Community Psychology, and a B.S. in Health Sciences. Dak holds certifications from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and the National Environmental Health Association. His publications include journal articles, monographs and four books. He was also a Fulbright Specialist and served appointed positions by the governor of Hawaii and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright). 


Speakers
avatar for DAK Kopec

DAK Kopec

Dak holds a doctorate degree in Environmental Psychology with a concentration in perception and design and two master's degrees, one in Architecture and another in Community Psychology. He has served twice as a Visiting Lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha Qatar and Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii in the schools of Architecture and Medicine. He currently serves as a reviewer for Fulbright applications. Dak's most... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
Ballroom B/116

8:15am

Mudras for Healing and Transformation Workshop
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This workshop is a practical introduction to the study of the use of mudra for integration and healing in all dimensions of being. We will focus on specific families of mudras and their relationship to the koshas. Exploration begins with mudras related to physical health and expands to include the five elements and Ayurvedic health. This is followed by mudras for the wellbeing of the subtle body and gestures to awaken and integrate the eight limbs of Yoga. The workshop culminates with mudras for spiritual health and awakening. We will use the book: Mudras for Healing and Transformation by the founders of Integrative Yoga Therapy Joseph and Lilian Le Page. Available at Nurture Soul Therapeutics booth.

Speakers
avatar for Rosangela Silva

Rosangela Silva

Found/Owner, Nurture Soul Therapeutics


Friday February 19, 2016 8:15am - 9:45am
217

8:15am

Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Introduction for Teachers and Students
Speakers
avatar for Sharon Kapp

Sharon Kapp

Owner, Houston Yoga & Ayurvedic Wellness Center LLC


Friday February 19, 2016 8:15am - 10:00am
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

8:15am

Zoe Mantarakis Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Zoe Mantarakis

Zoe Mantarakis

Yoga Illumined
Zoe Mantarakis is a gem in Austin's Yoga community. She is known for her uniquely sequenced and challenging vinyasa Yoga classes.  Her teachings skillfully blend the precise art of Yoga alignment with philosophy and relaxation techniques that guide all level of student toward self-knowledge, peace and a blissful abidance in the present moment. She infuses her teachings with tantric philosophy, harmonium music, and mantra... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 8:15am - 10:00am
Ballroom A/114

10:00am

Tibetan Yoga with Ale Chaoul, PhD.
Limited Capacity seats available
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Tibetan Yoga 
(Tsa lung Trul khor) brings mind awareness into different chakras, holding the breath supported by body movements that release obstacles and enhance one’s meditative capacity. Through these practices one can learn to subdue one’s “monkey mind”, exploring the body's energetic dimension and integrating the practice with everyday life Alejandro Chaoul-Reich has been teaching Tsa lung trul khor for over 20 years at the request of Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, in the US, Europe and Latin America.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul Ph D.

Alejandro Chaoul Ph D.

Alejandro is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has studied since 1989 with many Tibetan Bon and Buddhist masters. He was born in Argentina, a very Catholic country, grew up Jewish and attended a Presbyterian school. He later became Buddhist, married a Catholic and his children now attend a Greek Orthodox school. After studying with various Hindu and Buddhist teachers, he became a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at the... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 11:45am
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

10:00am

Building a Thriving Yoga Business
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In this interactive workshop designed for yoga teachers and aspiring yoga teachers, we will explore how the business of yoga has changed over the years, and how we as teachers can deliver this ancient tradition to our students while being in integrity with current business requirements and obstacles.  We will also explore how the business of yoga has changed over the years and how that has impacted teaching opportunities, We will also explore ways to distinguish yourself from other teachers in order to build a successful yoga business.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Abel

Kristin Abel

Owner, Yoga West Studios


Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

10:00am

10:00am

Robert Boustany Pralaya Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available
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This class will explore the whole body in unique and powerful ways. The class will be challenging and appropriate to all levels. Maximum strength and flexibility is a matter of focus, intelligent challenges, alignment, refined and subtle techniques from the Latest Advances in Anatomy. All levels will be challenged with optional variations, and practical information that is relevant to any practice. Therapeutics will be addressed in the development.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Boustany

Robert Boustany

owner, Pralaya Yoga
As you look out on the ocean of life, look too at the quieter spaces between the waves. All life is precious, like the face of a sleeping child. Rock climbing is like yoga. One must accept emotions and relax into committed to movements in spite of fear with minimal hesitation, focus into the moment without distraction, and trust! Students train and make teachers better, in sharing the challenges and pains of their lives, so we can better... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A/114

12:00pm

iMatrix - online marketing solutions for small businesses!
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iMatrix is a leader in providing online marketing solutions for small businesses looking to expand in a local market. Our online marketing services include professionally designed websites, social media management, video marketing, Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and a custom, advanced SEO solution known as Dominator. Select from our suite of services for local businesses to find the right online marketing solution that will empower your business to grow.

Friday February 19, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ballroom B/116

12:30pm

Embodying Change
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In this workshop you will choose a habit or pattern that no longer serves you and that you are ready to release. Changecan be difficult. This practice will provide the framework tochange the habit or pattern with more ease. This framework includes mindfulness, breathing and asana techniques to support you and build your self compassion through change. You will need pen and paper for a brief writing exercise. Format: 30-minute talk and writing exercise followed by 2.5 hours of asana workshop. Taught by Ann Hyde and Catherine Allen.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Catherine discovered yoga when her roommate insisted that she give it a try. Catherine was reluctant at first, but after that first class she was hooked! She spent the next few years thoroughly exploring several styles of yoga, completing yoga teacher trainings as well as a month-long yoga immersion in India, and began teaching in 2001. While living in Boston, she attended her first Forrest Yoga class with Ana Forrest. She immediately fell in... Read More →
avatar for Ann Hyde

Ann Hyde

Ann Hyde Yoga
Ann Hyde is a passionate yoga teacher who integrates lessons from her own practice into the well-developed and ever-evolving system of Forrest Yoga.  She has personally experienced yoga's healing power and cares deeply about sharing this with her students.  In her classes, she creates a supportive, fun environment that includes verbal and visual cues and skillful hands-on assists.  Ann helps her students focus on their breath... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

12:30pm

Preparatory Stretches to Go Deeper & Further Into Your Yoga Pose
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The Preparatory Stretch Workshop is designed to address the muscles and tendons in areas of your body that lack flexibility, joint mobility, strength, and balance. Muscle Flexibility leads to Joint Mobility. Remember, a flexible muscle is much stronger than a tight/contracted muscle. By improving the flexibility of the muscles, you improve the mobility of the joint. This is where yoga meets stretching, deep tissue massage meets fascia release, and your muscles meet their true flexibility. Unwind what you tighten up. Reverse the tight, inflexible, immobile state of muscles, tendons, and joints into fully functioning, pain-free, flexible, strong, youthful muscles, tendons, and joints with the Campbell Flex Stretch Revolution Workshops. The stretches in the Preparatory Stretch Workshop are the stretches that will unwind what you tighten up, release the pain in your body, get you further and deeper into your yoga poses.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Campbell

Wayne Campbell

Owner, Campbell Flex Stretch Revolution
Wayne's journey as a healer began after experiencing a life-changing event. He did a backflip on a concrete sidewalk and "over-flipped", landing on his tailbone/sacrum . The pain was intense and unrelenting, no matter how many chiropractors or massage therapists he consulted with. While his running and dance careers were over, his healing career began as Wayne went on to spend the next 20 years developing the stretches and massage techniques... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

12:30pm

Rasa, the Essence flow, (intro to Kabalah Yoga and flow practice)
Speakers
avatar for Audi Gozlan

Audi Gozlan

CEO, Kabalah Yoga
Audi Gozlan is the founder of Kabalah Yoga, a unique style of Hatha flow yoga that fuses the ancient wisdom of Kabalah with the practice of yoga. Audi teaches the asanas as Sacred Shapes for the body to be energized and be the temple of light."If we can direct our flow to greater awareness, then our practice of yoga becomes a major force in our lives."The body is your temple and each asana you glorify is a message for the body to embrace.Audi... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom A/114

2:45pm

The Science and Research of Yoga & Relaxation
Limited Capacity filling up
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Yoga nidra or "yogic sleep" is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of (audio) instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different to meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised (withdrawn) and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.

 Yoga nidra, lucid sleep, is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only (or mainly) cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment. The practice of yoga relaxation[clarification needed] has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.

Smitha Mallaiah, MS

Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s degree in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been teaching yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 12 years at various hospitals and clinics. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga research interventions for different Cancer populations, like Breast, lung and Brain cancers. In addition to yoga practice and philosophy, she has also studied Psychology, Ayurveda and Naturopathy which gives a holistic approach to her patient care. She is passionate about studying the impact of Yogic life style changes for disease management & patient related outcomes.



Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul Ph D.

Alejandro Chaoul Ph D.

Alejandro is a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and has studied since 1989 with many Tibetan Bon and Buddhist masters. He was born in Argentina, a very Catholic country, grew up Jewish and attended a Presbyterian school. He later became Buddhist, married a Catholic and his children now attend a Greek Orthodox school. After studying with various Hindu and Buddhist teachers, he became a senior student of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche at the... Read More →
avatar for Smitha Mallaiah

Smitha Mallaiah

Mind-Body Intervention Specialist, M D Anderson Cancer Center
Smitha Mallaiah, MS | Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s degree in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been teaching yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 12 years at various hospitals and clinics. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
217

2:45pm

Pranayama and Pranic Consciousness
Limited Capacity seats available
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EXPLORING the ESSENCE of PRANAYAMA (Lecture, Yoga asana, Pranayama, Meditation) The Practice: BALANCING OF BREATH = The 4 part Ujjayi breath; PLACE OF BREATH = Exploring the location at the glottis between the larynx and trachea; SLOWING OF BREATH = Controlling the duration and flow of the inhalation and exhalation;
TIME OF BREATH = Ratio pranayama’s for specific needs; AWARENESS OF BREATH = Guiding of prana to points within the body; GUIDED BREATH MEDITATION.
Breath is man’s soul companion and most valuable treasure.   The physical act of breathing is said to have a very subtle influence on the level of consciousness. It strongly influences our sensory facilities and it's influence is very palpable.  “The ancient yogic technique of breathing converts the breath into mind or to cognize the breath as an act of mind. A dream breath.  The breath saturates and feeds all cells with un-decaying light and keeps them in a magnetized state”. Paramahansa Yogananda   
Breathing is therefore more than a simple physical action each breath has an underlying significance and a particular coded message, it brings you to the doorway of meditation, awakes your highest human potential and brings you to the true home of your own mind and heart. www.heightsschoolofyoga.com

SYLLABUS: 
Balancing of Breath = The 4 part Ujjayi breath
Place of Breath = Exploring the location at the glottis between the larynx and trachea
Slowing of Breath = Controlling the duration and flow of hte inhalation and exhalation
Time of Breath = Ratio pranayama's for specific needs.
Awarnness of Breath = Guiding of prana to points within the body.  


Speakers
avatar for Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Founder, Heights School of Yoga, Breath the Pulse of the Universe
Pam Johnson Breath and Mind-Body Coach, Founder and Artistic Director for Breath the Pulse of the Universe. (next performance March 17th 6:30pm at Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium. 2016For | Come on out and enjoy the conference! | Honored to be teaching Pranayama and Cosmic Consciousness, on Fri,19 | at TYC. Yoga asana is only as successful as to the degree to which it facilitates pranayama. "the breath is clearly... Read More →




Friday February 19, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom B/116

2:45pm

Be Still & Know - Yin Yoga Immersion
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Go Deeper!

Yin Yoga challenges you to explore your hips and spine more fully than you could have imagined. Dive even deeper into understanding the Yin Yoga system in this Yin Yoga 1 Day Intensive Training Course. You will learn which tissues are being targeted, the physiological benefits of practicing in a yin fashion, and the subtle effects that contribute to the all-over good feeling the practice creates. We will investigate more than 25 Yin Yoga poses, learning individual-specific alignment as well as the energy channels being stimulated. You will viscerally integrate the information so that, upon completing the course, you will be able not only to teach Yin Yoga classes but also to answer studentsäó» questions with confidence and clarity. 5 hrs of Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.



äó¢ The Three Tattvas of Yin Yoga



äó¢ The distinction between yin and yang



äó¢ The difference between tension and compression



äó¢ Yin Yogaäó»s alignment considerations: proportion, appropriate stressing of tissue, and when to back off



äó¢ Energy flow, meridians/nadis, and how to cultivate balance



äó¢ Considerations for sequencing Yin Yoga classes



This training will empower you to teach safe, effective, and compassionate Yin Yoga classes. It is appropriate for dedicated students of Yin Yoga and teachers of all traditions.

Speakers
avatar for Tymi Howard

Tymi Howard

Studio Owner, Guruv Yoga Studios
Tymi is known in the yoga community as a “Teacher of Teachers” and a skillful graceful practitioner.  Students fall in love with her dynamic, playful style of teaching,  artistic sequencing and music! Self proclaimed travel junky,  blogger and animal rights advocate, she is a lover of God, Life and Yoga. Tymi is forever a student and grateful to all of her teachers, students and family who continue to inspire! | | Tymi... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

2:45pm

Poising on the Edge - The Anatomy of Balance
Limited Capacity seats available
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Come with us as we take a fun filled look at what keeps us on our feet.  This class will explore the anatomy of balance and coordination.  Let us dazzle you with science while we delight you with techniques that will enhance your own stability and bring new insights into challenging balance poses.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Byrd

Julie Byrd

Anatomy Expert/Yoga Studies Director, Balance Your Body Yoga
Julie Byrd has been a yoga instructor/comedian for over 20 years and is the expert that many yoga instructors seek out to help resolve their injuries and muscle imbalances. Her education includes a B.S. in human biology and she worked for years as a chiropractor. Her typical students include just about everybody, which often includes athletes from brahma bull riders to marathoners, but her passion is teaching gentle forms of yoga to assist... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

2:45pm

"PRAVEEN KUMAR VERMA “Heal Your Hips"
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This Session is based on beginners to advanced level Hip Opening practice.
Practitioners often have a love - hate relationship with hip opening poses.  Be it splits, lotus or king pigeon working with the hip requires a lot of patience, compassion and surrender as it brings us face to face with some of  biggest challenges. We have designed this special workshop so that you can learn to identify your specific challenges and work to push your boundaries safely towards a more fulfilling practice and will explore some powerful hip opening therapies to restore mobility, flexibility, a greater sense of well-being.

Speakers
avatar for Praveen Kumar Verma

Praveen Kumar Verma

Yoga Manager, NShape Fitness
Mr. Praveen Kumar Verma has a solid yoga practice spanning over 26 years. His teaching experience is more than a decade he has taught both on national and International grounds and presently working with NShape Fitness, Hanoi, Vietnam for the last continues 6 years as a Yoga Manager. Mr. Praveen has received many accolades and accreditation from some of the most prestigious organizations within the yoga fraternity. He has been completed 500... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom A/114

4:30pm

Empowered and Aligned - A Vigorous Yoga Practice with Nydia
Speakers
avatar for Nydia Darby

Nydia Darby

owner/yoga educator/physical therapist, Nydia's Yoga Therapy Studio
I offer a unique service that melds the traditional western physical therapy evaluation & treatment practice with traditional eastern Hatha yoga instruction and practice that is geared towards treating the “whole” person. The result is a practice that I call Nydia’s Yoga Therapy. | | This practice focuses on listening to and acknowledging the whole person, on reducing the suffering of those who experience acute and/or chronic pain... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

4:30pm

Tai Chi & Qi Gong
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TaiJi-using the creative power of the mind’s intention, life-force energy (Qi) is mobilized and guided through the body.  Thus it is said that the mind moves the Qi, the Qi moves the body.  The circular, slow, fluid movements of taiji transform hardness into softness, dissolve tension to relaxation.  Taiji’s rhythmic movements create and cultivate peace and stillness of mind, awareness of breathing patterns, heightened body coordination and sensitivity, a firmer connection to the earth and heaven, and a deeper connection to the spirit.  Good health and well being are just the side effects.  So it is that a peaceful and healthy mind creates a peaceful, healthy body, whose energy creates a peaceful healthy interaction with the community and the world.  


Speakers
avatar for Huy Ho

Huy Ho

River Spring Healing Center
Huy is a practitioner of the healing arts. 'Light and joy and peace abide in you and me.' Acupuncture, Herbs, Acupressure-massage therapy, TaiJi, Qigong, Meditation are some ways to find peace, joy and light at River Spring Healing Center. 281-250-6654



Friday February 19, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
212

4:30pm

Empowerment Series for Yoga Teachers
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Are you ready to take your yoga instruction to a new level?

Brook Cheatham has been an anchor in the Dallas fitness and yoga community for the past 12 years. Her unique background includes management in some of the countryäó»s most prestigious health, yoga, and fitness facilities, as well as owning and selling a successful yoga studio. She brings a wealth of knowledge that you can draw from to grow and manage your uniqueness.

In this intensive you will be challenged physically & mentally,  and leave completely full of new inspiration and tools to empower your self and every student you touch. 

This is a comprehensive training and will include:

Assisting & Adjusting For Teachers: Grow Your Classes with Assists!

Touch is so rare in our culture, but as teachers, we offer it every time we walk into a class. Offering the gift of assists can help a student break through physical and emotional barriers and can transform their entire way of looking at life through the lens of their physical body.

Brook has developed a repertoire of äóìAll-Star Adjustments äóì and she will share her favorite ways to help you connect with your students through professional, safe, and effective touch. You will also learn to assess and prescribe postures and modifications to help with injuries and physical limitations.

Marketing for Yogis

You've got your certificate, now what? In this class, you will learn skills that will set you up to successfully begin your yoga career:

How to Market Yourself

Step by Step Guidance & Tools to Get a Teaching Position

Class Templates & Sequencing

Music Planning

Tips & Tricks to increase your reach & bring more bodies to the mat

How to ROCK Social Media & other Free marketing Outlets

Defining YOUR brand

Speakers
avatar for Brook Cheatham

Brook Cheatham

CEO, The Kula Initiative
Empowered. A word I live by.All of us have the ability to overcome things in our lives. Defining moments in our "story" give us a choice, the courage to either become our truth, or live in a lie.Before yoga came into my life, I was a young mother, strapped to a corporate job, with laundry list full of guilt, shame and baggage from a turbulent youth. Fitness goals led me to yoga, and yes, I became physically strong, but slowly I began to notice... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

4:45pm

Language of the Heart
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Tamber is on the forefront of a spiritual evolution in which people integrate their hearts and minds through the language of their heart. 

In this workshop, you will gain the tools to  transcend the ego, liberate yourself from duality and remember your highest good. You will experience your own consciousness at a higher level. You will go deeper than you have before and experience how your feelings (also known as bhavas) are powerfully creating your reality. You will see how your language affects your states of being, your feelings and what you are producing in your life.

The practice of asana prepares our bodies for our expanded awareness. The heightened awareness and presence that comes from our asana practice is "consciousness". Expand your consciousness , embrace "your feeling world"  and remember the "Language of your Heart" in this fun and DEEPLY ENLIGHTENING workshop.


 


Speakers
avatar for Tamber Zawadzki

Tamber Zawadzki

CEO/Owner, Conscious Evolution Life Coaching
Tamber Zawadzki is a certified life coach and educator. This mother and beach loving, yogi shares her stories and her wisdom with the same level of heart felt sincerity and authenticity for which she lives her life. She loves "rockin consciousness" and has received professional trainings in the fields of holistic health, yoga, meditation, nutrition and metaphysics. Her coaching has been described as a true system of enlightenment that marries... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 4:45pm - 6:15pm
217

4:45pm

Amanda Field's Republic Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Amanda Field

Amanda Field

Amanda Field has been teaching yoga since 2008. Initially she taught hot yoga at Your Body Center, and continues to teach non-heated yoga there. She trained with Jennifer Buergermeister in Vinyasa Yoga and is 200 ERYT. She has also studied with Robert Boustany and is proficient in Pralaya yoga. She continues to train. In addition to these styles of yoga she has also studied Hatha and Yin yoga. You can expect to see a multitude of styles... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Ballroom A/114

6:15pm

Kundalini White Tantric Meditation
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Bright, Bold and Beautiful

Our ability to heal ourselves as well as others is greatly increased through this amazingly beautiful and bold combination of partner yoga and meditation relaxation technique.  White tantric is a process that aims to increase your loving acceptance of one self by opening up to a partner by gazing into their eyes.  Partnering can also affect your feelings of intimacy by allowing your inner self to be seen.  In addition, by increasing your magnetic field, you will also increase your radiance and affect those around you with your true presence.  The ability to positively project health and synchronicity by strengthening your magnetic field will keep you feeling uplifted and happy throughout the day!  This class is for beginners as well as advanced yoga, tantric and meditation practitioners.    Break out of frustration and lack of energy with Sarang for this Bright, Bold and Beautiful Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation technique. 

Goals of the session are to energize your body and your magnetic field to draw exactly what you need to you. You will feel more energy, feel more powerful and uplift those around you.  Goals also include increased satisfaction with the ability to focus your intentions towards health, healing and happyness.  You will leave feeling relaxed, peaceful, focused and ready to take on your next class and life!


Speakers
avatar for Sandy Sarang Castillo

Sandy Sarang Castillo

State Leader for Texas, Young Survival Coalition
Sandy is a conscious business development consultant and healing coach. She works with both business owners and those with great ideas to find the structure and funding needed to support exponential growth. Sandy hosts Cultural Meditation Tour & Tea Tastings at Rothko Chapel offering an experience of Heaven and Earth from Rothko Chapel to the Labyrinth on St. Thomas campus. She is also a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Trained Teacher with... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 6:15pm - 7:30pm
217

6:15pm

Vedic Thai-Yoga Fusion
Limited Capacity seats available
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Although Vedic Thai Bodywork and Yoga are practiced differently, many of their traditions and intentions are the same.  Experience visual and kinesthetic parallels in Yoga and Vedic Thai Bodywork and how to integrate them. We'll practice Yoga about 30 minutes then pair up for equivalent techniques of Vedic Thai Bodywork, where you'll learn a variety of elegant and comfortable stretching and compression applications. Learn to express this ancient art effectively to elevate your practice for a fortunate receiver!

Speakers
avatar for Leah Misty

Leah Misty

LMT and jewelry designer, Thai Love Yoga
Leah Misty of "Thai Love Yoga". Leah is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Vedic Thai Bodywork. She is passionate about holistic health and offers a wide variety of energetic modalities to her clients. Craniosacral therapy, Reiki, Crystal energy therapy, Toe Reading and Laughter Yoga are a few of her favorite things to offer. Leah also loves to design and share crystal energy jewelry, such as malas, bracelets, necklaces and earrings... Read More →
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David Rosenblad

owner, sir reel sound
David Rosenblad has been playing electro-acoustic interactive live music for yoga and the shifting new age for the last 7 years as a solo artist, with the duo Mmm Yesss, with the spiritual musician Dwain Briggs, and with his former kirtan ensemble The Sound and The Meaning, and many, many others. | A longtime music producer & engineer, sound designer & composer for film, TV & mixed media, as well as a music technology teacher, he is a sought... Read More →
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David Tietje

Yoga & Vedic Thai Intructor, ThaiLoveYoga
How did a farm boy from southern Louisiana become a Yoga teacher and Thai massage instructor? It all began when I visited Unity Church of Dallas in the 80's with a friend, which was certainly a surprise because I promised myself after high school I would not step foot in any church again. I started my spiritual journey and began teaching yoga there when some other friends who had taken “The Artist’s Way” asked me to join them as they went... Read More →


Friday February 19, 2016 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

6:15pm

Goddess Vinyasa Chakra Flow + Reiki
Limited Capacity seats available
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90 minutes

A practice for an awakening of the divine Goddess within! Set your intention and find your highest Self on your mat! This master class consists of vinyasa flow to conscious  music designed to activate, balance and connect. Experience a very strong asana practice designed to propel you forward into positive change while Lisa shares affirmations for each chakra and leads cueing with prompts to pause, reflect, and move with intention. Learn and feel in new ways, connect with your natural Prana through postures and Reiki energetics focused for awakening mind, body and Spirit. The class is open to every Goddess, beginner and experienced yogis alike. 

Finish with Reiki, Guided meditation and Savasana with crystal bowls. 

Peace, Love + Light~


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ware

Lisa Ware

Founder, Yoga 4 Love Advanced Training Programs ONLINE
Lisa Ware, ERYT500 is a yoga teacher, lifecoach, writer and Reiki Master Teacher. Expanding Horizons, Inspiring Positive Change is the motto she lives by. Her passion is teaching on yoga , nutrition, meditation and Spirituality, and is a seasoned yoga conference presenter. Lisa is passionate about raising the vibration of the planet. Known as an Acro Yogi, nature girl, lover of organic gardening, horses and pets, a vegan, hippie, mother, diva and... Read More →



Friday February 19, 2016 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031
 
Saturday, February 20
 

8:15am

Opening Remarks - A Thank You To Our Sponsors
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We are grateful to our sponsors iMatrix, Gish Creative, Yoga Spots, Natural Awakenings Magazine, India House, Afrikan Center for Well-Being, Local Magazine, Vira Designs, Houston Family Magazine, Mina Wear, Friends of Integrative Medicine, International Day of Yoga and the Conuslate of India.

Also we thank the vendors who make our event truly special each year by offering a unique shopping experience. Namaste'

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister

Jennifer Buergermeister

Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology and B.A Journalism - she later graduated from Sofia University’s Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, and hold a Masters in Transpersonal... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 8:15am - 9:08am
Ballroom B/116

8:30am

Breath Body Bliss
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Vinyasa Yoga---Breath, Bliss Re-discover the pure delight of breath-based movement in an all-level class designed to unwind tension and tap inner strength. Simple pranayama initiates our practice and connects us to breath. Heat built from the inside out lends fluidity and connection to our movements in a practice designed to release tension from our physical body and clear blocks from our minds and hearts. Return to your spontaneous and natural Self. Follow your breath, move your body and find your bliss.

Speakers
avatar for Gioconda Parker

Gioconda Parker

Creator, ReSource Your Life
Gioconda combines alignment and flow to empower students to grow in their practice, inviting challenge in a nurturing environment. She encourages playfulness and enjoyment while exploring the science and art that is yoga. She believes passionately in yoga’s ability to bring unity at an individual, community and global level. This passion moved into action at the community level in 2008, as she initiated and co-founded the Austin based... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom A/114

9:00am

Lecture on Modern Yoga + Tran Satsang
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Want to get the most out of your yoga practice? Learn about traditional yoga vs. modern or western yoga and how to get the most out of any class by any teacher. The masters have said that true yoga is invisible and that yoga is not circus. If that was the case, contortionists and gymnasts would be the best yogis. Connect with Ricky Tran as he shares his inspiring journey from self-destruction to self-lumination through yoga. There will be time for question and answer. Bring your mat becase there will be some light physical practice with LIVE music by David Rosenblad. All levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for David Rosenblad

David Rosenblad

owner, sir reel sound
David Rosenblad has been playing electro-acoustic interactive live music for yoga and the shifting new age for the last 7 years as a solo artist, with the duo Mmm Yesss, with the spiritual musician Dwain Briggs, and with his former kirtan ensemble The Sound and The Meaning, and many, many others. | A longtime music producer & engineer, sound designer & composer for film, TV & mixed media, as well as a music technology teacher, he is a sought... Read More →
avatar for Ricky Tran

Ricky Tran

Founder, Castle Hills Yoga, Yoga TranBand, Standard Yoga Training
I practice both the internal and external forms of yoga. I am well practiced in breath-centered hatha yoga of T Krishnamacharya, i.e. Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Krama. I excel in floating and flying as well as many basic postures. When I teach asana, I'm like a well-rounded chef; my classes can vary from a strong progressive flow to a simple and therapeutic, meditative sequence incorporating powerful and precise use of the breath and bandhas... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom B/116

9:00am

Deliberate Practice - Mastering Mindful Movement
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This all-levels workshop will empower you to discover new efficiencies of movement in your practice, and to deconstruct your habitual movement patterns to experience fun and ecstatic movement. You will experiment with and learn the distinction between open- and closed-systems of movement to re-define how you travel, operate and breath in your (asana) practice.

You will experience what Mind Tribes has to offer through three frames: Cristina will lead you through an intentional and mindful pattern of Forrest-inspired sequencing; Dan will introduce atypical patterns for inverting, floating and traveling; and, Steph will weave evidence-based research into the conversation to support why and how yoga works. By implementing these approaches, you will be ushered into an embodied experience, and will be able to deconstruct and better understand how to move efficiently through foundational asana patterns.

Speakers
avatar for Dan and Christina Houston + Dr. Steph Cantu

Dan and Christina Houston + Dr. Steph Cantu

Dan’s passion is to help people realize their fullest potential by “up-leveling” in areas of their lives that matter most: yoga, goal setting, personal growth, and performance in school, family life, work, and social life. His scope of experience spans over two countries, a kinesiology and movement studies degree, a masters of education, and an in-depth study of Eastern practices (meditation, yoga, martial arts). Dan’s... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

9:00am

Rootist Yoga - The Art of Martial Asana
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister

Jennifer Buergermeister

Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology and B.A Journalism - she later graduated from Sofia University’s Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, and hold a Masters in Transpersonal... Read More →
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Mike Pierce

Rootist LLC, Rootist Yoga
Mike Pierce has practiced with a variety of teachers from varying backgrounds which include Ashtanga, Kundalini, Power Flow Vinyasa, Rootist Yoga with Jennifer Buergemeister and received his 200 hour teacher training from Kimberly Castello of Yoga Flow Institute, LV. He completed his second 200 hour yoga training in Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga with Sadie Nardini, E_RYT. Recently completing his power yoga and pilates training with Bootie... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

11:00am

Yoga Revolution: How Yoga Alliance Serves and Supports the Growing Yoga Community
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Yoga Revolution: How Yoga Alliance Serves and Supports the Growing Yoga Community

 

Yoga Alliance was formed 1999 to offer standards for yoga teacher training and a registry to recognize yoga teachers and schools whose training met the designed minimum Standards. Since then, it has gone through a lot of changes.  Yoga Alliance has been on a growth path that aligns with the growth of yoga and the industry.

 

Today, Yoga Alliance supports the yoga community and provides more resources than ever before. Through free online workshops, that are eligible for continuing education, discounts on liability insurance and yoga products, advocacy support, scholarships, yoga industry research and visibility on the registry, Yoga Alliance has created supportive resources and partnerships that help yoga teachers and business owners find solutions to their issues and exposure channels for their offerings. Find out about the work Yoga Alliance is currently doing to grow, serve, support and protect the yoga community by speaking with Board Member, Roger Rippy, E-RYT 500, a local yoga teacher, student and owner of a RYS 200 and RYS 300 and studio in Houston, Texas.  Learn how Yoga Alliance rallied to support yoga schools in Texas and elsewhere when threatened with government regulation.


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Saturday February 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom B/116

11:00am

Music for Yoga - following Yoga Alliance Lecture with Roger Rippy
Live very interactive music for yoga with a variety of teachers as well as can lead kirtan if so called.

Speakers
avatar for David Rosenblad

David Rosenblad

owner, sir reel sound
David Rosenblad has been playing electro-acoustic interactive live music for yoga and the shifting new age for the last 7 years as a solo artist, with the duo Mmm Yesss, with the spiritual musician Dwain Briggs, and with his former kirtan ensemble The Sound and The Meaning, and many, many others. | A longtime music producer & engineer, sound designer & composer for film, TV & mixed media, as well as a music technology teacher, he is a sought... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom B/116

12:00pm

Arm Balance Galore
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Come and experience this creative, playful and dynamic class full of arm balances and their different variations. If you are learning to balance on your hands or are an experienced flyer, this class will give you exactly what you need.

Different modifications will be offered so you can take it to the level that is right for you. Tap into the energetic alignment of the poses, awaken your core, connect with your breath and get ready to SOAR. This is a class you don’t want miss! All levels of experience are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Adri Kyser

Adri Kyser

Yoga & Pilates Teacher. Wellness Coach. Speaker, Inner Beauty Yoga
Adri is an International Vinyasa, Prana Flow yoga teacher, and Power Pilates instructor with many years of experience. Thanks to her extensive studies and continuos trainings, she has created a unique approach on how she teaches yoga. Her welcoming and caring approach will inspire you on and off the mat. | | Adri's mission is to help you awaken and reconnect with your Inner Beauty helping you live your life to your fullest potential. Adri... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

12:00pm

Christina Sell Yoga
Finding Depth in The Basics: Asana for Everyone- 
Advancing your asana practice is not about doing fancier poses or showy contortions but is, instead, about creating a pathway of awareness from your outer form to deeper levels of inner knowing. This all-levels session is designed to help teachers and students renew their passion for intelligent, steady and focused work. Come ready to work, play and learn. All-levels. 

Speakers
avatar for Christina Sell

Christina Sell

Alignment-Focused Asana, Christina Sell Yoga
Christina Sell has been practicing asana since 1991 and teaching since 1998. Known for her passion, clarity and creativity, Christina's teaching style is a dynamic and challenging blend of inspiration, humor and hard work. Masterful at synthesis, Christina’s ability to harvest and transmit the unique contributions of various of yoga methods is unparalled. Christina believes that yoga practice can help anyone access their  inner wisdom... Read More →




Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom A/114

12:00pm

Understanding Yoga - An Integrated Vinyasa Approach to Freedom
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"Practice without understanding is blind. Understanding without practice is futile." ~ T Krishnamacharya

Join us for a short lecture on the theory and practice of Yoga as codified in the Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, followed by a guided vinyasa practice for all levels integrating chanting, postures, deep breathing, sense withdrawal and meditation/stillness.

This class is more than a work-out; it's a work-in and the goal is absolute peace of mind. Yoga is absolute peace of mind. ~Patanjali

Speakers
avatar for Ricky Tran

Ricky Tran

Founder, Castle Hills Yoga, Yoga TranBand, Standard Yoga Training
I practice both the internal and external forms of yoga. I am well practiced in breath-centered hatha yoga of T Krishnamacharya, i.e. Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Krama. I excel in floating and flying as well as many basic postures. When I teach asana, I'm like a well-rounded chef; my classes can vary from a strong progressive flow to a simple and therapeutic, meditative sequence incorporating powerful and precise use of the breath and bandhas... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

12:00pm

How to Make Mala Beads
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Come join Alyson Atma Simms for a fun and informative Mala Workshop, where you will not only learn how to use a mala, but make your very own! This yogini has been making, selling, and living in the mala world for years, so come learn from an expert. She lives and runs her local business in Texas called Atma's Offerings.

The workshop is $15 and includes everything you need to make your very own 27 bead wrist mala including traditional mala beads, silk thread & knot-tying tools. While you are crafting your sacred jewelry, you will learn all about malas, including the history, various ways to work with it, the energetic properties of the gems you are using, and planetary properties of each finger used to move your mala. 

We are capping the event at 60 people, so please register ahead of time by following the link: 

Lastly, you will get to practice using your mala with traditional mantras from various yoga traditions from around the world! You will also be provided with ready-made malas to try out.

Speakers
avatar for Alyson Atma Simms

Alyson Atma Simms

Kundalini & Hatha Teacher, Healer, Mala Maker, Atma's Offerings
Alyson Atma Simms, E-RYT 500, is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. Her teaching style brings an intensity of Spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. Your body will tune, your mind will balance, your courage will be summoned, and most importantly, your soul will shine. She was drawn to her first yoga class in 2001 to live a deeper life. Her True Self was ignited and her life became one of devotion. Alyson has... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom B/116

12:30pm

Deepen Your Personal Healing Vocabulary
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Co-taught with my sister, Jeni McCormick, this is a tool-oriented class that focuses on how to Return to Your Core Self through the discovery of your Own Biological Myth.  We do not determine that myth, but rather facilitate the identification or refinement of your own vocabulary, meditations, and visualizations for your Neurochemical Flow.  This is the Clinical Application of Myth.  It is inspired by Joseph Campbell, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, Carl Jung, Marshall Rosenberg, Caroline Myss, as well as our clients and personal experience. We'll help you demystify the Myth, so you can more fully integrate your Spirit into your Biology.   

Speakers
avatar for Jeni McCormick

Jeni McCormick

Founding Member, Sacred Spring Reiki Collective
Jeni is a Reiki practitioner and Master, having learned the Usui system of Reiki in New Mexico under her Master, Paula Terrero. She has 20 years experience as a health educator, health program administrator and community organizer and holds a degree in Public Health focused on Advocacy and Social Change from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in Albuquerque, NM, and has developed the Cancer Care Reiki program... Read More →
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Annie Stanley

Owner/Healer/Acupuncturist, One:OM
Anne is a practitioner of Oriental Medicine, having graduated from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She currently resides and works in Houston, TX. | Practicing Classical Chinese Medicine, she uses a 3-tier approach, addressing all three levels of dis-ease, the Jing (Physical), Qi (Energetic), and Shen(Spiritual). Acupuncture, Herbs, Qigong, Shen Counseling, Guided Mediation, Chi Nei Tsang, Tuina, Cupping, Gua... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
217

2:30pm

Christina Sell Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up
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A Trip Around the Hips: Hip Opening Class
Many yoga students hear "hip opening" and think about long holds in frog pose or pigeon pose. Hip opening actually  involves a "trip around the hips" where the front, back, inner and outer regions of the hip are both stabilized and mobilized. This session will move beyond typical hip-opening classes and focus on the intelligent articulation of the femur in the hips socket through a  variety of standing, seated and reclined postures that will help students of all levels gain practical ways to make progress in all categories of postures. Whether you want deeper back bends, more advanced arm balances or a sense of calm and equanimity, hip opening will help! All levels. Not good for knee injuries.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Sell

Christina Sell

Alignment-Focused Asana, Christina Sell Yoga
Christina Sell has been practicing asana since 1991 and teaching since 1998. Known for her passion, clarity and creativity, Christina's teaching style is a dynamic and challenging blend of inspiration, humor and hard work. Masterful at synthesis, Christina’s ability to harvest and transmit the unique contributions of various of yoga methods is unparalled. Christina believes that yoga practice can help anyone access their  inner wisdom... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom A/114

2:30pm

"Om" is Where the Heart is! Om, Pranayama, Meditation
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Om Is Where the Heart Is Mantra, Pranayama and Sacred Om Meditation by Tyagaraja Course Name and Description Om is Where the Heart Is! Drshthi Main Focus and Take Away Lesson: -Sanskrit Seed Sounds (Sanskrit Letters and Syllables) -A Meditation Practice: The Deeper Meaning of Omkara (the Om Mantra). Om is Where the Heart Is! -Simple Mantra Recitations. -How Mantra Relates to Pranayama and Meditation. -Worth 2 hours credit toward Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. There is a great amount of information about Yoga in the modern day, and rarely are there opportunities to dive deep into Ancient Sanskrit Sound and how it relates to yoga, meditation and our daily disciplines. Together we will study deeply Sanskrit Seed Sounds, Mantra and Pranayama, as well as, philosophy and Yogic Science from authentic ancient lineages. This Workshop welcomes beginners and would be ideal for new yoga teachers to advance their yogic disciplines. These techniques hail from ancient meditation lineages dating back more than 5,000 years. Vinyasa Flow of Events: -Introduction of teacher and History of Vedic tradition -Deeper meaning of Omkar -Meditation Practice with Ujjayi Pranayama and Pranava Udgitta Pranayama -Sanskrit Bheeja Mantra Sacred seed sounds -Practice Mantra Chanting into meditation -Short Break -Learn Simple Mantra Japa (Recitation) -Brahmana Gunjanam Pranayama -Omkara Meditation -Q&A Biography Tyagaraja has thousands of hours certified experience in Deep Yogic Heritage and hails from authentic Vedic Tradition. With all the Yogic experience, Tyagaraja still manages being an Artist, Musician and Performer, a Permaculture Designer, and CEO of his conscious business “Sustainable Humane Earth.” Tyagaraja is certified and trained in multiple styles of yoga such as: Yoga Vinyasa Krama, Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Children ages 5-18, Hamsa Yoga Tradition of Swamahiman Himalayan Mountain Path Yoga, Sri Mathru Devi Vishwashanthi Ashram Trust Chakra Meditation Technique, 6 Major Pranayama (breathing techniques), Iyengar Yoga—Pranayama—Meditation, Ashtanga Yoga, Kriya Mantra, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and many styles of Meditation. Tyagaraja is also personally initiated by a rare Himalayan Monk and Sanskrit Scholar in the ancient Kriya Mantra Saadhana, and is a dedicated student of Sanskritic heritage.

Speakers
avatar for Tyagaraja Welch

Tyagaraja Welch

CEO, Sustainable Humane Earth
Tyagaraja is a professional musician, composer, and performer living in the Austin area. Tyagaraja infuses Sanskrit Wisdom teachings into the lyrics and musical style. Professional releases include: | http://www.lightwheelmusic.com | http://tyagaraja.com | https://tyagaraja.bandcamp.com | https://soundcloud.com/million-year-dance | https://yogavidya.bandcamp.com | Tyagaraja has thousands of hours certified experience in Deep Yogic Heritage and... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

2:30pm

Easeful Meditation: Breaking the Monkey Mind Myth
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Meditation is easier and more accessible than you think!!  In fact, everybody is capable of meditating once we can learn to embrace the mind as friend; not foe.
In this session we will explore common myths and truths about meditation, cutting edge brain science behind meditation, mindfulness practices and so much more. Learn about the many scientifically proven physical, emotional and mental benefits a regular daily meditation practice can provide. Discover which popular meditation practice is most suitable for you and the importance of choosing the right teacher. Expect a lively, fun, interactive discussion, group meditation practices and plenty of time for questions and answers.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Freed

Amanda Freed

Align
Amanda Freed has studied meditation under academic scholars, mindfulness meditation experts, native american tribes and yoga masters. A lover of brain science as well as esoteric studies, she has spent thousands of hours in contemplative practice and taught simple meditation methods to hundreds. Amanda's students represent a wide range of people including olympic athletes, corporate clients and Traumatic Brain Injury survivors. Her passion is... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
212

2:30pm

SOL Connections - Expand Your Yoga Practice
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SOL Connections  is a non-profit integrating Self-regulation and OHMazing Life-skills for students, teachers/educators, families and communities through a wrap-around approach featuring daily practices integrated seamlessly into existing school curricula, family routines and community programs. Using yoga-based self-regulation techniques and strategies, this program and presentation not only provide exemplary life-skills and strategies for participants to feel more confident, motivated and engaged in their lives, it also offers support for teachers and parents in managing their own health and wellness, while simultaneously offering community members opportunities for meaningful employment.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Paterson

Meredith Paterson

Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
avatar for Beth Reese

Beth Reese

Elizabeth “Beth” Reese, Ph.D., E-RYT, RCYT, is the founder and executive director of Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® (YYY). Through YYY Beth has authored award-winning, bilingual DVDs, CDs, and other printed and digital teaching materials, including the Online Studio & Resource site, The OHMazing® Way. Beth remains committed to the Adult Training program wherein individuals can become yoga for kids instructors or receive... Read More →
avatar for Mary Williams

Mary Williams

Mary WilliamsMary has been teaching yoga and forms of movement based upon it since 2007. She teaches classes suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike. She uses creatively and carefully designed sequences of poses to support her students while they acquire greater strength and increased body awareness and explore their limits on the mat.


Saturday February 20, 2016 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

5:00pm

The Ayurvedic Clock: Aligning to the Rhythm of the Elements
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According to Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, life is made of five elements that flow with our natural cycles. This principle applies to our 24-hour-day cycle.
Most of us are disconnected from this natural rhythm, which feels like going against the current, making it difficult to thrive in your own life.
Ride the wave of personal and professional success by learning a practical, easy way to realign your life to nature's rhythm.


Speakers
avatar for Douchka Lecot

Douchka Lecot

CO-Founder, Yana Shala
With over a 10-year experience in yoga and Ayurveda, I'm an eternal student of life, and my greatest passion and truest mission is sharing my experiential and universal yoga and practical tools with others. I'm always researching, exploring, questioning, and trying out therapies, systems and techniques that could enhance my life experience and support a deeper and better understanding of the Self, within the practicality of a modern lifestyle... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
212

5:00pm

The Modified Ashtanga Primary Series with Nydia - All Levels
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This class is designed to introduce the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga with modifications created to allow all levels of Hatha yoga practitioners to participate.  Specific emphasis is placed on the potential therapeutic aspects of the practice with detailed information regarding specific body areas that are being therapeutically released and or re-aligned.  Experience Nydiaäó»s approach to altering the practice that include an emphasis on spinal extension and elongation within the traditional postures that allows the Primary series to be used alone as a moderately balanced practice.  Individuals will be encouraged to take rest as needed and will be encouraged to listen to their bodies needs during the practice.  The traditional vinyasa that is typically practiced between each seated posture will be optional so that all levels can participate safely regardless of past Ashtanga experience.

Speakers
avatar for Nydia Darby

Nydia Darby

owner/yoga educator/physical therapist, Nydia's Yoga Therapy Studio
I offer a unique service that melds the traditional western physical therapy evaluation & treatment practice with traditional eastern Hatha yoga instruction and practice that is geared towards treating the “whole” person. The result is a practice that I call Nydia’s Yoga Therapy. | | This practice focuses on listening to and acknowledging the whole person, on reducing the suffering of those who experience acute and/or chronic pain... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom B/116

5:00pm

Shabat- the Sacred Flow (flow practice with discussion about embracing the higher life).
Speakers
avatar for Audi Gozlan

Audi Gozlan

CEO, Kabalah Yoga
Audi Gozlan is the founder of Kabalah Yoga, a unique style of Hatha flow yoga that fuses the ancient wisdom of Kabalah with the practice of yoga. Audi teaches the asanas as Sacred Shapes for the body to be energized and be the temple of light."If we can direct our flow to greater awareness, then our practice of yoga becomes a major force in our lives."The body is your temple and each asana you glorify is a message for the body to embrace.Audi... Read More →




Saturday February 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

5:00pm

"Fly Thai" a workshop on Flying Therapeutic Massage with Acroyogis Nosa and Susie Edebor
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Join Nosa and Susie Edebor of Nosie Yogi for a session of fun and relaxing bodywork, as we take our practice off the ground and introduce you to the therapeutic flying! With the help of a partner, we will use gravity to aid in finding length, as well as decompression within the body. Yogis with tight, back, neck or shoulders, this is workshop is for you. Learn safe techniques and the power of mindful touch, while growing your personal therapeutic practice. No partner or experience needed.

Speakers
avatar for Nosa Edebor

Nosa Edebor

Nosie Yogi
Nosa and Susie Edebor of Nosie Yogi are certified Level 2 AcroYoga teachers, yoga teachers and circus performers from the city of Houston, Texas. Leading weekly classes in the city, as well as workshops around the world, they love seeing the community AcroYoga builds. Training in Asia and throughout North America, the duo has a broad perspective on the practice to share. Nosie Yogi has been featured in media outlets such as ABC13, FOX26, New York... Read More →
avatar for Susie Edebor

Susie Edebor

Nosie Yogi
Nosa and Susie Edebor of Nosie Yogi are certified Level 2 AcroYoga teachers, yoga teachers and circus performers from the city of Houston, Texas. Leading weekly classes in the city, as well as workshops around the world, they love seeing the community AcroYoga builds. Training in Asia and throughout North America, the duo has a broad perspective on the practice to share. Nosie Yogi has been featured in media outlets such as ABC13, FOX26, New York... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

5:00pm

Cultivating a Peaceful, Passionate Practice: How to Incorporate Props into Your Practice
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Cultivating a peaceful, passionate practice: How to incorporate props into your practice

Whether you are a student wanting to better understand the use of props for personal practice, or a teacher wanting to dive deeper into Yoga Therapeutics/Restorative Yoga and one-to-one seasons with clients, this session will help you to create a balance between a peaceful and a powerful practice. Ahimsa (compassion) and aligned movement in Asana (postures) all come together to form the perfect marriage of your Yoga practice with the intelligent use of props. Weaving in personal inspiration, this passionate practice will help you integrate the discerning use of props as tools to enhance and bring support in a way that meets your body where it’s at. We will finish with prop supported restorative poses that will lead you into a savasana bliss. (This session suggests that you bring 2 blocks, a strap (10’ is ideal), and either a thick, long towel or bolster. Props are not required to take this session. There will be a limited first come first serve to available props.)



Speakers
avatar for Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Melissa, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in SustainableYoga, Yoga Teacher Trainer for Restorative, Prenatal and Therapeutic Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in Calgary, Canada with her 2 sons and leads Retreats in Sri Lanka, Iceland, France and the United States. Find her at MelissaSmithYoga.com, and sign up for a free Yoga Nidra.



Saturday February 20, 2016 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Ballroom A/114

6:30pm

Hula Hoop Yoga
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This is the most entertaining yoga class you have ever encountered! If hula hooping something you've always been curious about, but yoga seems to be your main practice? Then my Hula Hoop Yoga class is perfect for you! The first part of the workshop will include getting your mind and body adjusted to hula hooping. We will learn simple tricks like halo, passing and waist hooping. In the second part of the class, we will combine our hoop practice with yoga poses to add balance. The hoop will help you open different parts of your body that rotate the torso, creating complete body awareness in this joyfull form of exercise. We will also focus on breathing techniques, since this form of yoga will include a vast amount of cardiovascular activity. 

No previous hula hoop experience required and all hoops are provided!

Speakers
avatar for Madison McBurney

Madison McBurney

CEO, Mad About Hoops
Hey Ya'll! | My name is Madison McBurney and I'm the owner of the hula hoop after-school program, Mad About Hoops: For Kids! I'm also a Houston Native, University of Houston Graduate and an active member at Yoga One. Both hula hooping and yoga are the powerful tools I used to lose 30 pounds and regain my personal strength. I'm also part of the Houston Hoop Troope, The Hustletown Hoopers. My partner, Amy, and I have performed everywhere from... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

6:30pm

Praveen Yoga Dance
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Yoga dance is another low-impact option. Incorporating elements of yoga Postures and breathing exercises with modern and traditional style dance. This class allows us to transcend the traditional boundaries of yoga incorporating flowing movements to take the body, mind and spirit to a life-changing experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Praveen Kumar Verma

Praveen Kumar Verma

Yoga Manager, NShape Fitness
Mr. Praveen Kumar Verma has a solid yoga practice spanning over 26 years. His teaching experience is more than a decade he has taught both on national and International grounds and presently working with NShape Fitness, Hanoi, Vietnam for the last continues 6 years as a Yoga Manager. Mr. Praveen has received many accolades and accreditation from some of the most prestigious organizations within the yoga fraternity. He has been completed 500... Read More →



Saturday February 20, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

6:30pm

Vedic Astrology & Yoga
Limited Capacity full
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Vedic Astrology and Yoga

Two of Austin’s favorite teachers, Renu Namjoshi and Gioconda Parker, are teaming up to present this unique combination of Vedic Astrology and Yogic Practices. Renu brings 20 years of experience in the field of Vedic Astrology and Gioconda 20 years of yoga and studying spiritual psychology. During this workshop you’ll be introduced to some of the foundational principles of Vedic Astrology and learn about this ancient science’s role in the yoga practitioner’s life. Yogic Practices will be introduced in way that they are accessible to all levels and will include guided meditations, breathing practices and simple mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into your daily life to support you as you live in harmony with the planets.

Speakers
avatar for Renu Namjoshi

Renu Namjoshi

Astro Counsel
Renu Namjoshi offers a unique yogic counseling service based on 20 years of deep study and practice of all aspects of life, as revealed in the system of Vedic Sciences including: Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Mantra practice. She is a modern day yogi living her Yoga fully engaged in the real world. She was born in India but has lived in many different countries including, Thailand, Switzerland, England and... Read More →
avatar for Gioconda Parker

Gioconda Parker

Creator, ReSource Your Life
Gioconda combines alignment and flow to empower students to grow in their practice, inviting challenge in a nurturing environment. She encourages playfulness and enjoyment while exploring the science and art that is yoga. She believes passionately in yoga’s ability to bring unity at an individual, community and global level. This passion moved into action at the community level in 2008, as she initiated and co-founded the Austin based... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
212

7:00pm

Conscious Houston & Kirtan
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If you haven't heard kirtan before, this is your chance to experience it! Kirtan is musical mantra meditation, a core part of the bhakti-yoga lifestyle! Conscious Houstion, an organization dedicated to the bhakti-yoga, will be leading you in a powerful musical experience that is meant to clear your mind and create an atmosphere of peace, love, and happiness.

Do not miss this opportunity to experience kirtan and learn more about what Conscious Houston (www.conscioushouston.org) has to offer!


Speakers
avatar for Anish Pillai

Anish Pillai

Conscious Houston
Hi, I'm exciting to be a part of the Texas Yoga Conference this year on behalf of Conscious Houston. Conscious Houston is a community dedicated to a lifestyle of bhakti yoga. Through music (kirtan), meditation, and much more our goal is to live and share the aspects of what we call a conscious lifestyle.


Saturday February 20, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ballroom B/116
 
Sunday, February 21
 

8:30am

Goddess Flow Yoga
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Everything in the universe is filled with light, energy and vibration.

Yet in times filled with impossible ungroundedness, we have become disengaged and disconnected from our inner fluidity.

This fluid nature covers every part of who we are, every aspect of our lives and every single breath we take and this powerfully healing fluidity is intrinsically connected to the sacred feminine and it is with in this realm, that we can truly heal, ground down and open up.

In this flow based class, we tap into these vibrations to reawaken Shakti and effectively bridge the gap between our disconnected paradigms and the true nature of the universe around and with in.

It is time to remember, it is time to dance, to rejoice and to awaken and honor the sacred feminine so that we may rise again from the ashes and bring forth pure light into our lives and the lives of those around us. Are you ready to embody your true essence? If so, this is the class that is calling to you through the mists.


Speakers
avatar for Sapha Arias

Sapha Arias

Sapha Arias Yoga
Sapha, 500RYT is a Houston based yoga and meditation instructor as well as a writer, nutrition advisor and 'love your body' healer. She teaches locally at Cherry Blossom Yoga and Kahanu Yoga in the Spring/Cypress areas of Houston as well as offering private instructions, specialty workshops and teaching at corporate offices around Houston. She also extends her teaching in a global manner by leading yearly yoga retreats based on the power of... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

8:30am

Rocket Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Davina Davidson

Davina Davidson

I started my yoga journey in the summer of 2009, I walked into to YogaOne Studios when there was only one room! Six years later, I am the Director of Teacher Inspiration and Progression. I have the opportunity to assist the YogaOne 200 Hour Teacher Training, Lead to Inspire Mentorship, and the 300 Hour Teacher Training Program. Ona more day to day basis, I offer coaching and support teacher trainees and teachers on staff at YogaOne. My... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

8:30am

Intention Flow, Refresh and Renew your practice (short talk about intention in Kabalah and flow practice).
Speakers
avatar for Audi Gozlan

Audi Gozlan

CEO, Kabalah Yoga
Audi Gozlan is the founder of Kabalah Yoga, a unique style of Hatha flow yoga that fuses the ancient wisdom of Kabalah with the practice of yoga. Audi teaches the asanas as Sacred Shapes for the body to be energized and be the temple of light."If we can direct our flow to greater awareness, then our practice of yoga becomes a major force in our lives."The body is your temple and each asana you glorify is a message for the body to embrace.Audi... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Ballroom A/114

9:30am

Vedic Astrology - Going Deeper - Rahu and Ketu - Attraction and Repulsion How to find your center of gravity
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Rahu and Ketu - Attraction and Repulsion
How to find your center of gravity

A great deal of, strength, flexibility, endurance, fluidity and surrender are required to be able to hold Asana that require balance. The key is to neither move too much to one side or another, nor remain perfectly still.  Razor thin equilibrium which needs refreshing moment to moment is what brings success.  This same sustained effort is also needed in our day to day life in the areas of life influenced by Rahu and Ketu in our Vedic horoscope. In Yogic teachings these are the most destined forces of Karma as well as the primary indicators in our horoscope of where and when we are likely to lose control and fall into extremes. Sustained effort on the mat will help bring balance into our thoughts, emotions and actions but without deep knowledge of these karmic forces in our subconscious that are waiting to derail us at any moment we may be doing our Yoga practice in the dark.

Join me to learn how to find your center of gravity and dance around its edges with knowledge of Rahu and Ketu in Vedic Astrology.


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Renu Namjoshi Bio - www.astrocounsel.us

Renu Namjoshi has dedicated the last twenty years of her life to the study and practice of all the Vedic Sciences: Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Mantra practice. Renu’s expertise is her distinctive ability to  translate and incorporate this ancient system of healing into modern day etiology and scientific discoveries, so that it is accessible and constructive to 21st century yogis. She offers a unique Yogic counseling service, as well articles, classes and workshops which encompass all areas of life that contribute to wellness and healing.

Renu began her formal studies with Dr. David Frawley of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since then she has studied extensively with many eminent Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda scholars in India and in the US. She continues to study and add to her already extensive knowledge, her current  

Speakers
avatar for Renu Namjoshi

Renu Namjoshi

Astro Counsel
Renu Namjoshi offers a unique yogic counseling service based on 20 years of deep study and practice of all aspects of life, as revealed in the system of Vedic Sciences including: Jyotish (Vedic Astrology), Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Mantra practice. She is a modern day yogi living her Yoga fully engaged in the real world. She was born in India but has lived in many different countries including, Thailand, Switzerland, England and... Read More →



Sunday February 21, 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm
Downstairs Clinic Foyer

10:30am

Mindful Psychotherapy
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Mindful Psychotherapy
Yoga is a powerful tool that unites the body, spirit, and mind.  Learn about the powerful psychological benefits of mindfulness and yoga and engage in a stimulating discussion about the role of mental health and Psychotherapy in yogic practice.  You will learn powerful, evidence-based therapeutic mindfulness tools that can serve to enrich your practice and your life. If you are curious about your inner landscape and look forward to reaping the mental benefits of yoga and mindfulness, this workshop is for you! 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Haberer, LCSW, RGP

Elizabeth Haberer, LCSW, RGP

Owner, Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Mindful Psychotherapy, PLLC
Elizabeth is a licensed Psychotherpist with over 15 years of clinical experience in private and community settings in Houston, TX and Pittsburgh, PA, most recently having worked several years at The Compass Program for Young Adults at The Menninger Clinic. | | Her areas of expertise include dual diagnosis disorders, anxiety, mood regulation issues, family dynamics, and OCD. She has specialized training in psychodynamic psychotherapy... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Ballroom A/114

10:30am

The Practice of Researched Yogic Relaxation
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Yoga nidra or "yogic sleep" is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of (audio) instructions. This state of consciousness (yoga nidra) is different to meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light pratyahara with four of his senses internalised (withdrawn) and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and meditation are the same, a state called samadhi.

Yoga nidra, lucid sleep, is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. In lucid dreaming, one is only (or mainly) cognizant of the dream environment, and has little or no awareness of one's actual environment. The practice of yoga relaxation[clarification needed] has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating and abdominal pain respond well. It has been used to help soldiers from war cope with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yoga nidra refers to the conscious awareness of the deep sleep state, referred to as prajna in Mandukya Upanishad.

**Bring a yoga mat and a blanket to join the practice.

Smitha Mallaiah, MS
Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been teaching yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 12 years at various hospitals and clinics. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga research interventions for different Cancer populations, like Breast, lung and Brain cancers. In addition to yoga practice and philosophy, she has also studied Psychology, Ayurveda and Naturopathy which gives a holistic approach to her patient care. She is passionate about studying the impact of Yogic life style changes for disease management & patient related outcomes. 

Speakers
avatar for Smitha Mallaiah

Smitha Mallaiah

Mind-Body Intervention Specialist, M D Anderson Cancer Center
Smitha Mallaiah, MS | Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s degree in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been teaching yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 12 years at various hospitals and clinics. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Classroom 122 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

11:00am

The Texas Yoga Asana Showcase
Texas Yoga Asana Showcase
Perform your Yoga Asanas (Postures) at the 2016 Texas Yoga Conference.  The 1st Annual Texas Yoga Asana Showcase at the 2016 Texas Yoga Conference, Sunday, February 21st, 2016.  This is an opportunity to perform your yoga in front of friends, family and the yoga community.  Reward yourself, improve your yoga practice, and set your yoga goal for this non-competitive, showcase event.  Six (6) Yoga Asanas in 3-5 minutes that demonstrate Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Breath Control, Focus, Poise.  Limited space.  $40 Performance Fee.  There will be additional prep sessions and training with Kabir Samlal, the 2013 Youth World Yoga Champion.  Go to www.campbellflexstretchrevolution.com.  Click Texas Yoga Asana Showcase.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Campbell

Wayne Campbell

Owner, Campbell Flex Stretch Revolution
Wayne's journey as a healer began after experiencing a life-changing event. He did a backflip on a concrete sidewalk and "over-flipped", landing on his tailbone/sacrum . The pain was intense and unrelenting, no matter how many chiropractors or massage therapists he consulted with. While his running and dance careers were over, his healing career began as Wayne went on to spend the next 20 years developing the stretches and massage techniques... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Texas Yoga Association

Texas Yoga Association

TYA
We intend to support and maintain freedom to teach and share the art of yoga and meditation as it was always intended by advocating politically for yoga in Texas; to facilitate a global transformation through action by demonstrating cooperation; and to shift old paradigms that include fear, greed, and competition into healthy, sustainable systems by promoting unity among our members and friends across the United States and beyond. We intend to... Read More →




Sunday February 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ballroom B/116

11:30am

Ashtanga Yoga - An Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga and Primary Series
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In this session I there will be a short introdutction and history to this classical style of practice.  We will then go through the full Primary Series, there will be modifications for the difficult postures.  All levels please feel welcome, I will make it accesible to all levels.  This will be a vigorus class, please bring a hand towel and a yoga rug if you have one.  You WILL sweat!!!! 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Boult

Stephanie Boult

owner & Instructor, Spring St. Shala
I began practicing yoga in 2001 here in Houston, Texas. Once I found Ashtanga Yoga, I knew it was my home and I became a dedicated Ashtangi. I began my daily practice at Tejas Yoga with Yannis Avramidis. I quickly started adapting the practice as a lifestyle and wanted to know everything I could about it. After developing my practice, I taught morning Mysore and led classes at Tejas Yoga. | | In 2007, I moved to Los Angeles primarily to... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ballroom C/118 India House 8888 W. Bellfort 77031

1:00pm

1:00pm

Sunday FUNday Acro Yoga
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 Join AYH for a Sunday Funday like no other as we show the Texas yoga community the joy of flying......and basing..... and don't forget spotting.

Get to know our communities members and teachers as we will hold 5 mini sessions throughout the afternoon!

Mini sessions by:
Nosa and Susie Edebor (Nosie Yogi)
Laura Fraser and Jeff Newton (YogaSlackers Texas)
Heather Smith (Rh AcroYoga)
Jonathan Stein (Acroyoga.org)
Caty Beth Christy (Acrovinyasa)


1:00-1:20pm Meet up/Warm up
Get to know all the wonderful community members of Acro Yoga Houston. Group warm up and intro into breakout sessions!

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1:20-2:00pm Slackline Fundamentals 
Luara Fraser and Jeff Newton

Join Texas Yogaslacker teachers in this session building your abilty to mount and walk a slakline aswell as "Slackro" skills

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2:00-2:40pm Upside Down Made Easy! 
Jonathan Stein

This totally beginner friendly workshop will introduce the foundations of partner acrobatic yoga, exploring flying, basing and spotting in a safe and fun environment. No experience or partner is necessary, but it's always nice to bring a friend along.

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2:40- 3:20pm Bacon for EVERYONE
Heather Smith

Kevin Bacon that is... Seen Dirty Dancing ? We will go through the moves, mixing AcroYoga with dance lifts !!! Learn how to swing your partner round and round while looking fabulous !!! No partner necessary or experience required

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3:20 - 4:00pm Acrovinyasa
Caty Beth Cristy

Learn the joys of Therapeutic Flight ACROVINYASA style! Take your practice from earth to air, literally, as we begin with a gentle solo vinyasa practice. We'll move forward through some inversions, then take it to the feets! 

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4:00-4:10
Acro Yoga Houston Group photo!!

You can stay on the grass and jam with new and old friends or do BOTH! Hoops and juggling welcome too!

Community jam lead by our jambassador Jon Swann

4 amazing sessions AND an afternoon of playtime for $25.00!

purchase tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-yoga-conference-2016-celebrating-unity-in-diversity-tickets-15865427922?aff=SundayFunday2016

We are also looking to take the largest AYH community picture so if you have any group shots or inspiration post them in the events page! Lets play!!!!

Speakers
avatar for Nosa Edebor

Nosa Edebor

Nosie Yogi
Nosa and Susie Edebor of Nosie Yogi are certified Level 2 AcroYoga teachers, yoga teachers and circus performers from the city of Houston, Texas. Leading weekly classes in the city, as well as workshops around the world, they love seeing the community AcroYoga builds. Training in Asia and throughout North America, the duo has a broad perspective on the practice to share. Nosie Yogi has been featured in media outlets such as ABC13, FOX26, New York... Read More →
avatar for Susie Edebor

Susie Edebor

Nosie Yogi
Nosa and Susie Edebor of Nosie Yogi are certified Level 2 AcroYoga teachers, yoga teachers and circus performers from the city of Houston, Texas. Leading weekly classes in the city, as well as workshops around the world, they love seeing the community AcroYoga builds. Training in Asia and throughout North America, the duo has a broad perspective on the practice to share. Nosie Yogi has been featured in media outlets such as ABC13, FOX26, New York... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom A/114