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Friday, July 27
 

10:30am

The Neuromyofascial Web in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

How do the neuromyofascial slings of the leg support the arches of the feet in standing asana.

Presenter
avatar for Michael Watson

Michael Watson

Beyond yoga, Pilates and Anatomy Trains teaching certifications, Michael leads advanced training programs, retreats & clinics worldwide. He has worked with athletes with disabilities at the Paralympic level & continues to develop ideas that integrate health, movement & wellness. As... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn ~ Blue Ridge Room 309 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

11:00am

The Future is Feminine
Limited Capacity seats available

This moment calls all of us; women, divas, goddesses and witches to step up, speak out and take action. Join us for a provocative conversation exploring what’s possible when we embody the feminine in her full power and unleash our potential to be a creative force for change. #time’s up #metoo #thefutureisfeminine

Presenter
avatar for Kerri Kelly

Kerri Kelly

Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the wellbeing community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9-11, when she lost her fireman step-dad in the towers. She quickly discovered the power of mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
YMI Transformation Space 39 South Market Street, Asheville, NC, United States

1:30pm

Skill in Action: Dharma & Karma
Limited Capacity filling up

Karma, a term used very often in and outside of yoga spaces means the sum or our experiences and actions in deciding our fate or destiny. Dharma is our duty or higher purpose, and calls us to take action in co-creating our destiny with the universe. This inspiring yoga journey will explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively and help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, 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 class with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings.

Presenter
avatar for Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

A 500 RYT, Michelle's desires to create space for others to understand, feel, know, & embody that we are enough as we are. In a world where we are told we are broken, damaged, & no good, a world where oppression causes some of us to be unseen - Her goal is to empower people to connect... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
AC Marriott Asheville Downtown - Room One 10 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
 
Saturday, July 28
 

11:00am

Sanskrit 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Ever wondered what your teacher is saying in Sanskrit? Would you like to pronounce Sanskrit words confidently? Do you know the translations of postures such as "natarajasana"? This workshop will demystify pronunciations, spellings, definitions, and deeper meanings of terms that you hear, say, read, and sing. You will learn fascinating things and walk away with a true appreciation for this sacred sound system. Understanding the language of yoga will enhance your practice and professionalize your teaching. For new students thru lead instructors. Join us!
*Includes 8-page handout.  CEUs for RYTs

Presenter
avatar for Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.

received doctoral training at University of California, Santa Barbara and in India and has taught at UC Riverside, Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and the Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.  As founder of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches Sanskrit... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
YMI Transformation Space 39 South Market Street, Asheville, NC, United States

1:30pm

New Human, New Earth, New Timeline
Limited Capacity seats available

DeAnne is a local vortex guide and we are thrilled that she will be taking yogis out to experience the magical energies of the Blue Ridge mountains. Because the participation in this outdoor experience is limited, we have asked DeAnne to bring her awareness of vortex and sacred site energies to this inspirational and informative hour, where she will share about the gifts and transformative power of the vibrational world.
According to DeAnne, our perceived world is changing because our Earth is changing. Our planet is literally moving into a new vibrational space within our Solar System, which is impacting who we are as a humanity, more than we know. For over a decade, DeAnne has been teaching about a “new human” consciousness and energy that is changing our relationship to power, to life purpose, to one another and to consciousness itself. In this talk she will share her personal experiences of gathering wisdom, divine intelligence and ancient memory from the Earth Mother, Gaia… as well as, the secrets the Earth holds in activating our Authentic Nature and Crystalline DNA.
“The Earth has long been this humanity’s vibrational mirror. At no other time in our history as a species has the Earth Mother offered the invitation and potential that she does now to the human family. All of her vortices around the world, known and unknown, are activating. Her chakras and light body are cleansing, restructuring and rebalancing as she moves into a new position in the Cosmos, and we have the opportunity to move with her in a synchronized attunement of expansion.”
You are invited to come and share in this inspired New Human/New Earth experience, where you will learn tools and techniques to take with you to deepen your connection to nature, consciousness and the evolving Self.

Presenter
avatar for DeAnne Hampton

DeAnne Hampton

DeAnne is a teacher, radio host, author and energy intuitive. Her work is based in a New Paradigm of Consciousness and Energy called the New Human. Her guided nature experiences offer not only the opportunity to immerse yourself in beautiful, secluded nature, this experience will... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Serenity Lounge N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

1:30pm

Yoga and the Military: A Photographic Exploration Documenting the Revolution
Limited Capacity seats available

Using a collection of Robert Sturman’s stunning images of “uncommon” yogis off the mat and in the world (prisoners, military service members, veterans, firefighters, policemen, etc.), Robert, along with Susan and Annie of Warriors at Ease, will share how yoga is impacting the world one breath at a time.

Presenter
avatar for Susan Alden, C-IAYT

Susan Alden, C-IAYT

Susan is the Executive Director of Warrior at Ease.  She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served as a logistics officer in the 82nd Airborne and 3rd Infantry Divisions.  She first began teaching yoga in the military in 1997 as a Second Lieutenant, sharing... Read More →
avatar for Annie Okerlin

Annie Okerlin

Annie Okerlin, C-IAYT: Annie Okerlin has been a yoga teacher since 1999. The daughter of two World War II and Korean War veterans, Annie has a deep appreciation for the veterans of our country. Her passion for helping the wounded warriors of today’s wars led her to Walter Reed National... Read More →
avatar for Robert Sturman

Robert Sturman

A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the foothills... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Masonic Temple ~ Theater 80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
 
Sunday, July 29
 

8:30am

Ayurveda 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Consider this Ayurveda 101 for men and women! You’ll learn how Ayurveda helps you get healthier, happier, centered & at peace. Learn about diet, sleep, sex, doshas, meditation, raising kids &more. If you’ve ever wondered what’s Ayurveda, a dosha, or why the wisdom of India should ever matter to you -- then you’re in for a treat. Meet Katie Silcox, author of the New York Times best-seller Healthy, Happy, Ayurveda. She’s a tantric ayurvedic teacher-- a former business professional who left the corporate world for the mystics of India and yoga-- who explains the basics of Ayurveda and how it can help you live a healthier, happier, more energized life She discusses the Ayurveda concept of 5-elemnt theory, season routine and dosha, and why it matters to you if you want to continue your yoga practice long into your older years. You’ll also learn about natural rhythms and how it affects sleep. About listening to your intuition, the important of self love, and critical self care, plus moving past struggle and anxiety.

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Sunday July 29, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
YMI Transformation Space 39 South Market Street, Asheville, NC, United States

11:00am

Mastering the Art of Yoga Photography: Be the Model and/or the Photographer!
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the secrets of how to make powerful, poetic images celebrating the beautiful art of yoga. Aspiring models and yogis: learn what it takes to get great pictures. Photography enthusiasts: learn about composition, balance, integration of the pose with the environment, connecting with the model, and much more. Come be the photographer, model, artist, muse--or all of the above. Bring your camera, phone, questions, and curiosity. The first half of the workshop will be inside. In the second half, we'll venture outside into the natural daylight.

Lecture with interactive photo shoots.

Robert will also be booking a limited amount of private shoots in Asheville during the festival. Email info@robertsturmanstudio.com for details and to secure a session.

Presenter
avatar for Robert Sturman

Robert Sturman

A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansive beaches and canyons of Malibu, the foothills... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Masonic Temple ~ Theater 80 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

11:00am

The Art of Yogic Speech
Limited Capacity seats available

Speech is powerful.  Is yours aligned with truth?  Is it beneficial?  In the current, tense political climate where unfriending is not uncommon, ethical communication is paramount. Drawing from yoga traditions and world religions, this class focuses on how to achieve clarity and maintain dignity and mutual respect during in-person and social media communications on sensitive, charged topics.  Includes lecture, discussion, personal reflection, and small group exercises. Cultivate the art of yogic speech to help repair our world!
*Includes a handout and list of books, articles, and videos for continued learning.  You may wish to bring a journal.  CEUs for RYTs.


Presenter
avatar for Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.

received doctoral training at University of California, Santa Barbara and in India and has taught at UC Riverside, Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and the Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.  As founder of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches Sanskrit... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
YMI Transformation Space 39 South Market Street, Asheville, NC, United States