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Class Descriptions

ELEVATE Your Yoga Career

April 22-24, 2022  |  Denver, CO

Friday Classes

Leadership for Yoga Studios | Friday 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Where does “business owner” end and “leadership” begin? In this course we are going to cover how we as studio owners can become skillful and effective leaders for our sacred communities. This will cover what our own skillsets and strengths are, how we can foster the best in others, and perhaps most importantly…how we can deeply and skillfully care for ourselves.

Taught by: Rebecca Sebastian


Journey Through the Koshas | Friday 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The awareness of the Kosha layers or sheaths can become a road map. Navigating this map of your physical, breath, energy, mental and emotional wisdom leads to the experience of bliss.

This workshop will teach us how it feels to do yoga from the inside, through the process of aligning the mind-body connection. Yoga helps to bring all of these layers into harmony, understanding that each sheath is intricately interwoven with another.

Taught by: Shauna Hylenski

Embody Mantras though Chanting | Friday 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Our throat and our voice can harbor hidden traumas and Mantras can clear our Vishuddha chakra and connect us with each other as well the Universe. This is a “how to” lecture on using our voice through Mantra and incorporating chanting into your yoga class.

We will explore understanding what the Mantras mean, how to communicate meaning to the students, and embodying it to chant freely and without our ego agendas.

Taught by: Lauren Bleck

*2 Yoga Alliance CEU’s

Intuitive Yoga Teaching | Friday 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Intuition is a key element in teaching yoga. It helps you tune in, connect with your students, and provide customized class design. Everyone is intuitive, but not everyone practices or trusts their intuition. Come play with your intuition so you can tune in and use it every time you teach. This is a wonderful way to connect with your intuition at the beginning of the conference. Be prepared to tune in and use these skills throughout the weekend.

Taught by: Sheri Fisher

Saturday Classes

Our Body: Vibration of the Divine | Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

This experience will be a combination of experiences and will be weighted with philosophy of the body’s vibration.

Join Hansa in experiencing the Vibration of the Divine in your body. We will begin externally and work to a deeper internal experience: chanting, chanting during an asana flow and exploring the alphabet of the body. Yes, within the body is the expansion of the Divine, internally placed on the petals of the cakra and externally as marma points. Explore the alphabet and how asana is the movement of vibration, harmonize our body leading to health and wellbeing in the body, mind and Spirit.

Taught by: Hansa Knox Johnson

Yoga for Pelvic Health | Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

If you are teaching yoga to people with a pelvis, this workshop is designed for you. We hear all kinds of things about core health and pelvic floor strength nowadays, but a lot of the information is conflicting or confusing.

This workshop will give you the foundational information needed to teach to anyone with a pelvic health issue (which is a lot of our students).

Recommended Props: Bolster. Strap, Block

Taught by: Shannon Crow

Class Sequencing and Planning | Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn how to easily plan and sequence a new and inspiring yoga class each week that will leave you excited to teach and your students excited to come back again and again! Find ways to bring in more than just the asana.

Bring your yoga mat because we’ll start the 3 hour workshop with a practice then break down the class. You’ll walk away with the sequence from the day’s class as well as one that you will create in groups!

Recommended Props: Two Yoga Blocks

Taught by: Crystal Gray

Skill in Action | Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Join Skill in Action Facilitators, Charlie Redd (she/her) and Lauren Kay Roberts (she/her), as they host this 3-hr workshop designed to deepen your awareness of the various identities you embody, cultural conditioning and its impact on you and others and how systems of power affect our well-being. In this workshop through asana, meditation and discussion you will explore how you can harness your individual power and our collective power to make social change. Through the practice of yoga and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in-service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

Taught by: Charlie Redd & Lauren Kay Roberts


Creating a Yoga Studio Experience Based on The 8 Limbs | Saturday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Looking to create an experience and a place for growth for students and teachers at your yoga studio? We’ve been given the perfect guidelines for creating a nurturing space for students & teachers in the 8 Limb Path from the Yoga Sutras.

Taught by: Sigrid Strebe


Yoga to Support Immunity | Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Through asana, pranayama and meditation be guided to explore key habitual patterns (how you move, breathe and navigate) and discover how their accumulation creates your daily experience which either supports your whole health or undermines it.

Learn the specific effects and benefits of curated yoga tools based on the book Yoga to Support Immunity and practice them to support your immune function as well as all longevity functions to create resilience and happiness. Leave with clarity on how to integrate practices, to do them independently while also feeling nourished and renewed.

Recommended Props: Block or Bolster

Taught by: Melanie Salvatore – August

Yoga for Bendy People | Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Bendy people are everywhere in yoga! This workshop will introduce you to the world of Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders so you can understand what hypermobility is, and how it impacts yoga practice.

We will discuss the unique risks often presented to bendy yoga practitioners, and also unpack the amazing potential for yoga practice to be supportive and sustainable for those with hypermobility. You’ll leave with tools for optimizing yoga practice for your bendy students.

Taught by: Libby Hinsley

Boobs, Belly, Booty Shifting | Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

This class will show how to make any yoga pose accessible for a bigger body. I will teach you a few tips and tricks to open up the range of motion for a plus sized body.

Recommended Props: Block, Strap

Taught by: Christy Parker

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Practice | Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

This workshop will involve interactive lecture and passage readings of the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads along with interactive discussion on interpretation and practical application through sequencing activities, group teaching opportunities, and personal practice.

Students will contemplate the principles of yoga found in the ancient texts and how they live these principles in their daily life and walk away with a sequencing framework for integrating the principles of yoga into their classes with authenticity, practicality, accessibility, and appreciation of yoga’s roots.

Taught by: Ashley Zuberi

Upleveling the Yoga Profession | Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

In this class, we will explore how to be in integrity with yoga in modern times

Taught by: Kourtney De La Luz


How to Create an Online Course | Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

In this workshop, you will get the brass tacks scoop on how to create a high quality online course that offers lasting value to your community. We’ll cover ideas, content and structure, instructional design skills, course platforms, technology, and more.

Come with an idea, and you’ll walk away with a practical roadmap for making your course a reality.

Taught by: Rachel Scott


Financial Fitness for Yoga Studio Owners | Saturday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Are you wondering how much to charge for your classes? Are you operating a studio and need to understand your fixed and variable costs? Do you generally avoid financial conversations?

Join me as we explore healthy financial boundaries related to budgeting and expense management, saving, financial statements, profitability analysis, and tax strategies!

Taught by: Vicie Moran


Yoga Nidrā | Saturday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Yoga Nidrā, often defined as “conscious sleep” or “sleep with a trace of awareness,” is a powerfully healing and transformative practice of deep relaxation. It resembles guided meditation, designed to bring the practitioner into states equivalent to sleep or on the verge of sleep while enabling them to remain conscious through the process.

In this liminal state, one can release long-standing tensions, conditioned behaviors, unhelpful habits, and self-limiting beliefs while finding an unshakable ground of peace within.

Recommended Props: Strap, Block, Bolsters, Yoga Blanket

Taught by: Jeremy Wolf


How to Teach Philosophy in an Asana Class | Saturday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Learn simple strategies for weaving yoga philosophy into your asana classes – without sounding preachy, boring, or clueless.

Taught by: Mado Hesselink


Devotional Yoga - Connecting Yoga with Faith | Saturday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Yoga is an integrative practice that helps us to achieve balance, promotes physical/spiritual health, and attain mental calmness. With numerous spiritual and physical benefits, what issues could there be with making this practice part of my daily routines? But still, I experience a recurring question from well-meaning individuals: Should Christians practice yoga?

In this workshop, we will explore popular religious beliefs around the world and their view on practicing yoga. We will also discuss the 8 limbs of yoga, spiritual disciplines that align with yoga and various religions, and flow through a Devotional Yoga practice.

Recommended Props: Journal

Taught by: Vicie Moran


Mastering the Art of Productivity | Saturday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Mastering the Art of Productivity is a Masterclass designed to help yoga teachers integrate yoga and meditation into their daily business practices and begin to view themselves as a CEO. Learn how to achieve your dream goals, value your time more and gain clarity around what goal you should pursue next (and why).

Taught by: Reneé Clair


Sunday Classes

Astrology for Yoga Teachers: Moon Phases | Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Astrology for Yoga Teachers: Moon Phases instructs Yoga Teachers about the three main phases of the Moon: New, Full, and Eclipses and how to use them for class theme and sequencing.

Learning how to combine yoga and astrology will elevate the teacher and practitioner to a new dimension of self-awareness, empowerment, and energy mastery.

Recommended Props: Journal

Taught by: Sirena Dudgeon

Function Over Form; Re-evaluating the Yoga Shapes | Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

The human body is great at adapting, but what are we adapting too, and is it functional? Yoga is an incredible practice with validity that has made it generations into the future. It works, but we need to find new function to form. Our lifestyle is no longer what it used to be and with current lifestyle practices we need to find a better way for yoga asana to work for us. Learn new ways to access yoga poses and develop better information on why you teach what you teach; one steeped in awareness and availability.

Recommended Props: Block

Taught by: Stephanie Strand

Inner Quest and Guide Sessions | Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

During this interactive workshop we will begin exploring the offering of Inner Quest and Guide Sessions. These exercises use meditative journaling and the support of a facilitator to assist students in taking their yoga off the mat and into their lives. Using these techniques we create and provide a safe space for our students to process and turn inwards to listen to their own inner wisdom and guide.

Employing these practices for the purpose of self-awareness can be a potent way to access internal conversations and shed light on confusion and conflicting self-perceptions. To be clear, you are NOT a therapist in this scenario, you are simply holding space and a framework for your student or client to process and begin to listen to their inner wisdom. This is also an amazing addition to your business and teacher trainings.

Recommended Props: Bolster, Block

Taught by: Maggie Lightner

Move Through Yoga for Students with Special Needs | Sunday 8:00 - 11:00 AM

“Move Through Yoga for Students with Special Needs” is a workshop for the studio owner and teacher who would like to broaden their programming in order to meet the needs of everybody.

Participants will learn about Move Through Yoga, our organization’s model, and how we can provide turn key programming (training, and oversight included) to studio owners, and schools, to meet the accessible, adaptive yoga needs of diverse learners.

Recommended Props: 2 Blocks, Strap

Taught by: Stefanie Gross


Yoga Therapy Panel Discussion | Sunday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

What is the difference between teaching yoga and providing yoga therapy? Engage with some of the top yoga therapists in the country to learn how each therapist defines yoga therapy vs. yoga teaching and how they are working in their specialties. Come with your questions!

Led by: Hansa Knox Johnson

How To Create a Vinyasa Yoga Class | Sunday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

John Cottrell of MBODY Yoga in Salt Lake City is a 20-year veteran of teaching Power Vinyasa Yoga. He will teach you some tips and tricks on how to design and teach a meaningful flowing vinyasa-style yoga class.

Hosted by John Cottrell

Create Your Thriving Yoga Business | Sunday 1:30 - 3:30 PM

You’ve got the passion & the skills to teach but you’re ready to make it your career. Good news…you can do this! In this presentation you will get the roadmap to creating your thriving business. Even if the road is a little bumpy the path is clear!

Taught by: Amanda McKinney

Hands-On "Enhancements" | Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Beyond the typical hands-on adjustments in a typical yoga class, you will learn hands-on “enhancements” that will make the yoga practice particularly yummy for your students. You will also be taught how to keep your students and yourself safe as you perform these techniques.

Recommended Props: Strap

Taught by: Theresa Collins

The Five Vital Energies | Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

The five primary seats of energy in the body, called vayus, hold the keys to accessing the deeper power of yoga asana and pranayama practices. This class will give you a foundational understanding of these invisible powers, how to manage them, and significantly influence the way you relate to your asana practice.

Recommended Props: Blanket

Taught by: Derik Eselius

Awaken Your Spirit | Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Join Sid and Liz for “Awaken your Spirit.” In this workshop you will start with a series of movements to ignite your spirits energy. Then get ready to take a journey through the Shaman’s Journey within. By moving your breath you will move through four layers to release old patterns and find freedom moving forward.

Recommended Props: Block, Blanket, Pillow

Taught by: Sid and Liz McNairy

The Future of Yoga and Wellness | Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 PM

The wellness industry has been changing at warp speed. As a result, delivery via digital technologies of health and wellness care, education, and classes, such as yoga and meditation, has skyrocketed. Remote work has changed how and where people live. Anxiety and depression have increased among adults and children. Also, physical inactivity, obesity, and chronic disease keep rising globally.

In addition, there is an ever-increasing realization that traditional medicine generally does not focus on prevention. With over $20 billion spent on ‘mindful movement,’ where are yoga and meditation professionals the best opportunities to deliver value and grow a successful business with this changing landscape? Learn how to position yourself for the future.

Taught by: Linda Wheeler

The Price

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Email us if additional financial support is needed: info@yogateacherconf.com