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Elevate, educate & inspire

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Mission

Elevate, Educate and Inspire

Our mission is to elevate, educate and inspire yoga teachers around the globe through affordable continuing education, community support and connection.

Your Journey

Your Yoga Teacher Journey Never Ends

Your yoga journey doesn’t stop once you have completed your 200 hours.

In fact, for many of us that is when the journey really begins.

A yoga instructor’s learning, growth, and deeper authenticity is vital for their student’s growth.

Often yoga instructors give and give and give with their hearts wide open, to guide their students to ever deeper parts of themselves. They create a safe space of non-judgment where others can quietly sit with themselves and feel accepted just as they are.

Yoga instructors need safe spaces like that too. Spaces where they can decompress and explore their own forgotten places. Spaces that encourage them to go deeper into their bodies and their beings, where they can unashamedly fill their own cups in order to help and guide others to fill theirs.

A space where they can simply exist in a community of others like themselves. Where ideas are shared and explored, where knowledge is gained, where authenticity is encouraged. A community that vibrates and resonates with the collective energy of co-creating, of support, of increasing and attracting knowledge, deeper learning, and abundance.

Our Purpose

Why We Need a Conference Just for Yoga Teachers

The Yoga Teacher Conf gives yoga instructors such a space. 

And in this space, yoga instructors can breathe freely and be guided on their professional journey. The Yoga Teacher Conf not only encourages personal and spiritual growth but it gives teachers valuable knowledge on how to run successful yoga businesses. It educates yoga instructors on different aspects of teaching like verbal cue-ing, hands-on adjustments, and in-depth discussions about anatomy. 

Created by yoga teachers and experts in their fields, the Yoga Teacher Conf gives you the continuing education that you crave. We didn’t want just another festival, we wanted to give our teachers value, to give them practical tools to elevate themselves, their businesses, and their students. And we wanted to do this at an affordable price.

We believe in providing high-quality educational opportunities for our participants. We collaborate with sponsors to make the Yoga Teacher Conf affordable and accessible to yoga teachers from all over the world.

To negate bias we pay all our yoga teachers a flat rate per teaching hour, regardless of their experience or following. This enables us to keep the investment low for our conference participants.

Why The Name

Elevate

It is an action and it is also a state. By elevating our own thoughts, feelings, and vibrations we inspire that in others. There is strength in numbers and that is true when a community comes together with a common purpose. The Yoga Teacher Conf is an event where teachers can collaborate to elevate themselves and the yoga community. From this space they can then continue to elevate their students.

We want you to leave the Yoga Teacher Conf inspired and motivated. We want to provide you a new sense of empowerment and enhanced self-awareness. We want you to achieve your highest good in order to inspire and guide others to find and achieve that in themselves.

Why The Name

Elevate

It is an action and it is also a state. By elevating our own thoughts, feelings, and vibrations we inspire that in others.

There is strength in numbers and that is true when a community comes together with a common purpose. The Yoga Teacher Conf is an event where teachers can collaborate to elevate themselves and the yoga community. From this space they can then continue to elevate their students.

There is strength in numbers and that is true when a community comes together with a common purpose. The Yoga Teacher Conf is an event where teachers can collaborate to elevate themselves and the yoga community. From this space they can then continue to elevate their students.

We want you to leave the Yoga Teacher Conf inspired and motivated. We want to provide you a new sense of empowerment and enhanced self-awareness. We want you to achieve your highest good in order to inspire and guide others to find and achieve that in themselves.

Stronger Together

Our Values

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Commitment to the practice of Yoga

There is no end game in yoga. It is a practice with ebbs and flows and changes in cycles as constant as the moon and as ever-changing as the seasons. We encourage yoga practice both on and off the mat. We assist yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and studio owners on their yoga journey, whether this is with physical practice or mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Self-awareness

We encourage an environment where teachers can engage in studying themselves without judgment or guilt. We want them to discover their most authentic selves so that they can bring that authenticity into each yoga class they teach.

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Self-study

We are passionate about learning and developing ourselves and those around us.

Respect for Others

Every action is an act of love or an act of fear. We always strive to act from a place of love and respect for others.

Personal Accountability

We are personally responsible for delivering on our commitments. And we expect the same from every attendee, teacher, vendor, and sponsor.

Ethics

We align our business ethics to the 8 Limbs of Yoga.

Diversity

We are committed to offering and encouraging diversity in the yoga teacher industry.

Read our statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Yoga Teacher Conf

Respect for Others

Every action is an act of love or an act of fear. We always strive to act from a place of love and respect for others.

Personal Accountability

We are personally responsible for delivering on our commitments. And we expect the same from every attendee, teacher, vendor, and sponsor.

Ethics

We align our business ethics to the 8 Limbs of Yoga.

Diversity

We are committed to offering and encouraging diversity in the yoga teacher industry.

Read our statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Yoga Teacher Conf

Our Team

Allison Rissel

Founder

My passion and inspiration for helping other yoga teachers is contagious and I harness this to inspire other yoga teachers to overcome self-doubt and burnout. I am dedicated to assisting yoga teachers to connect with their authenticity, enabling them to become powerful leaders of transformation in their yoga communities. 

I became a yoga teacher in 2006. In addition to my master’s degree in exercise physiology, I have completed over 1,700 hours of formal yoga and yoga therapy trainings. I use my knowledge and experience to guide yoga teachers along their yoga teacher journey, supporting them through the mental, spiritual, and physical challenges that they face.  

I am the co-founder of the North Dakota Yoga Conference and the 406 Yoga Conference, dedicated to connecting the yoga community through cultivating deeper awareness and education.

I’m an extroverted optimist and I love hiking, skiing, and connecting in nature with my husband, Sean.

Study with me at an upcoming teacher training. 

 

Allison Rissel

Allison Rissel

Founder

My passion and inspiration for helping other yoga teachers is contagious and I harness this to inspire other yoga teachers to overcome self-doubt and burnout.

I am dedicated to assisting yoga teachers to connect with their authenticity, enabling them to become powerful leaders of transformation in their yoga communities.