Presenters

Andrew Wicklander

Andrew Wicklander

Andrew Wicklander is a technology entrepreneur who has been running his own business for 8 years, and has been creating web and mobile technology products for over 15 years. As the creator of Tula Software, a hosted web application that yoga studios around the world use to run their businesses, Andrew believes that the true power of the internet lies not in it’s ability to endlessly scale, but instead that it allows us to find and connect with the people and things that matter to us most. Andrew regularly gives talks around the country about how lessons from yoga can be directly applied to business, and how yogis already possess all the wisdom required to succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures.

Tula Software is a web based software product designed specifically for independent yoga studios. Born when the founder’s wife opened her yoga studio in Chicago, Tula has quickly become the software of choice for yoga studios around the world. Tula helps studios handle registrations, memberships, track attendance, process credit cards, accept online payments and a host of other things that help studio owners run their businesses with ease. To learn more visit www.tulasoftware.com.

Patrick Nolan

Patrick Nolan
Patrick Nolan began practicing yoga in his hometown of Key West in 1997. Along with R. Sharath Jois, Patrick’s teachers include Kino Macgregor, Tim Feldmann, Greg Nardi, and Angelique Sandas. Patrick has made multiple trips to Mysore, India to study with[…]

Doug Swenson

Doug Swenson
Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1963, when yoga practice in most areas, was considered to be weird and uncool. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including – Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel[…]

Andrey Lappa

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Andrey Lappa is one of the most influential yoga masters to have emerged from the post-Soviet era. Originally from Ukraine, Andrey has been practicing yoga for well over 30 years, and teaching professionally since 1988. He has studied with many well-known yoga teachers throughout[…]

Mara Healy

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Mara Healy (ERYT-500) (Marayogini/Phuntsok Deki) is a celebrated yogini dedicated to the spiritual tradition of yoga, whose teachings infuse compassion and skillful means into asana. Having studied with powerful, spiritually-oriented practitioners[…]

Jim Bennitt

Jim Bennitt
Jim Bennitt found yoga, tantra, and ayurveda in 1997. After a decade of wrestling he developed low back pain and tried yoga to help with the healing process. He soon found that the practice was affecting his mind as well as his body and decided to make serious life-style changes[…]

GO W/ THE FLOW

GO W: THE FLOW
GO W/ THE FLOW is a collision of music and movement that has catapulted the charismatic duo around the country and back since 2012. Tori Reynolds discovered yoga while studying psychology in college. As yoga revealed a powerful connection through mind, body, and all[…]

Srividhya Radhakrishnan

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Srividhya Radhakrishnan was first introduced to yoga at the age of 19 through the Inner Engineering program designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, yogi, mystic and visionary, and founder of the Isha Foundation. The yoga practices offered in the program not[…]

Deb Jennings

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Deb has studied and played music since age 5, and has studied and practiced sound healing the last 20 years, including studies with Jonathan Goldman and Buddhist monks in China, Tibet and India. She plays a variety of instruments, including piano, organ, keyboards[…]

Ann York

Ann York
Ann York has a passion for life-long learning and teaching. She is an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and shares yoga through teacher training and vinyasa flow classes. In addition, she has a master’s degree in physical therapy and loves to integrate anatomy into her teachings. Ann[…]

Zaplin Vermie

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Backyard yogi & Iowa native Zaplin Vermie BA, E-RYT 200/RYT500 has been intimately engaged with the healing arts since childhood. From the desert he learned of silence & self-reflection, so that the Ochoco mountains could challenge & tame the winds[…]

Linda Garcia

Linda
Linda is a 500-RYT and has completed master level training in the Amrit method of Yoga Nidra. Linda received instruction at the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona and the Amrit Yoga Ashram in Salt Springs, Florida. Linda’s instructors were Gurudev[…]

Lisa Acheson

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Seven years ago, Lisa Acheson was convinced she was too fragile to participate in a group yoga class, but a single one-on-one session with her first teacher blew open the doors to untapped possibilities. Level 2 Certified in Adamantine® Yoga and a 500-RYT, this local Des Moines[…]

Mathew Koder

Mathew Koder As a Des Moines native, Mathew Koder brings his affinity for teaching and his extensive knowledge of the path of yoga to his community. With over 700 hours of formal training, and over 2000 hours of teaching, Mathew offers a learning environment that provides any student, from beginner to advanced, with a strong foundation for personal transformation through the practice of yoga.

Growing up, Mathew found himself surrounded by people who didn’t know how to live life. His mother struggled with addiction and mental health issues, and his father suffered a severe brain injury when he was a young boy. By the time Mathew was in his 20’s, he was consumed by anger and depression. He found himself trying to cope by aggressively working out, sometimes for four hours a day or more. One day in 2008, Mathew tried yoga for the first time. As he lay down for final relaxation, Mathew realized he felt the absence of the cloud of depression and unhappiness that had been hanging over him for years. The absence of that cloud was–for him–the definition of peace. It was in that moment he decided to dedicate his life to practicing yoga.

Mathew takes compassionate teaching to a new level. With his self-guided, ashtanga-inspired practice, he gives his students the tools for personal transformation and then steps back, allowing them the space to grow in a supportive environment. At once challenging and nurturing, his teaching style embodies the lessons he learned growing up: that you are your own teacher, and we all just need someone to guide us along the way.