Schedule


Friday, October 10, 2014

All Day Intensive 9:00am-5:00pm

Jill Abelson
Safe and Sound: All Day Intensive on Alignment, Safety, Injury Prevention and Assisting for Teachers and Students

Dedicated to cutting edge training for teachers and yoga students, Jill Abelson returns to Iowa Yoga Festival for the 2nd year in a row for an all-day intensive focusing on alignment, safety, injury prevention and safe assisting. Her one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary approach goes beyond mechanical hands-on adjustment techniques, focusing on the many aspects of a safe and sustainable yoga practice. The intensive will cover:

  • Yoga industry trends that impact professional teachers and students, including changing economics, demographics and attitudes, plus the rise of yoga injuries
  • Occupational considerations for teacher and students
  • Safe alignment, mechanics and injury prevention for critical poses
  • Hands-on and Hands-off support
  • Healing the Subtle Body: Chakras and Koshas

All levels welcome.

Friday Night Opening Ceremony8:00pm-10:00pm

IYF Presenters
Opening Ceremony

Join in a celebration of our growing and vibrant Iowa Yoga Community! Bring your friends and family to share in this inspiring and fun-filled evening -- the more the merrier. Get inspired by Olivia Kvitne and the Give Back Yoga Foundation, watch a demonstration of acro-yoga with Lovar Davis Kidd and Josie Say, then get your groove on to tunes spun by DJ Drez while Hemalayaa gets you moving Bollywood style. Our vendors will be on site so you can do a little shopping as well. Don't miss this exciting opening night!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Morning Pranayama 7:00am-7:45am

Mara Healy
Pranayama

Join Mara for an early morning pranayama practice that will set you up for the day! Use the techniques taught in the morning pranayama practice to develop a daily breathing-home-based practice that will create “habitude” - an easy, pleasant practice that will serve as your continuous refuge even after the yoga festival ends. Mara will lead you through time-tested methods of breathing and focus that influence a positive attitude while creating a good habit that lasts no matter the condition of the body. All levels welcome!

Workshops Session 1 8:00am-10:00am

Mara Healy
ABC: Authentic, Balanced & Creative Yoga Practice

Learn how to use the three main threads of yoga practice (Asana, Breath, Concentration) to create a practice that is Authentic, Balanced and Creative. This session will help you gain an understanding of how the 5 pranas (vayus) interact with the yamas & niyamas to help overcome any obstacles (kleshas) that obstruct the development of body, breath and mind. Learn to use your practice on the mat wisely! The practice weaves together asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation to encourage internal mastery over the process of balance and freedom! All levels.

Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein
Bryce Yoga’s Signature Inverted Flow Practice (Master Class)

All forms of the asana practice are variations of moving meditation. Using elements of vinyasa flow, paired with arm balances and inversions, we link our breath with movement giving ourselves acute focus on the present moment and freeing ourselves from distractions of the past and future. Join Dice and Bri in this fun but challenging flow class where you will use your breath, mind and body to flow through surya namaskars, strong standing postures, arm balances and inversions, backbends, twists and seated folds. Yogis should expect to sweat, work hard, learn a few things and more importantly, feel good while enjoying their practice. All levels welcome!

Sadie Nardini
The Amazing 7 Core Cues: New Anatomy of Vinyasa Yoga to Transform Your Practice!

Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most quickly growing yoga styles, and the only one that compliments and boosts your current style so that your students (and you) will get twice the results (strength, flexibility, weight loss, metabolic fire and detox) in every yoga pose!

You’ll come away with a deep understanding of new-generation anatomy of yoga principles and a inspiring view of how and why we move into and between yoga postures. In these sessions, you’ll discover the Amazing 7 Core Cues, a simple yet powerful transitional teaching template, gain clear and powerful cueing techniques, and gain solid and immediately useful new generation anatomy training. When you’re done, you’ll be able to clearly speak to students' anatomical reality and safety while leading a more student-attracting, creative, effective, and energy-boosting flow class. Not to be missed! Discussion and Asana.

Tao Porchon-Lynch
Explore The Body As Energy: Learn from a Master

In this workshop with Westchester’s (New York), matriarch of yoga, you will become aware of the energy that invigorates your life, utilizing the various breathing techniques of pranayama. Learn how to tap your own energy in a way that creates unity between breath, body, mind and spirit and experience power, balance and peace in a morning of breathing, twists, stretches, vinyasas and meditation. Tao will lead the students through a deeply absorbing meditation inspiring deep compassion and inner peace.

Hemalayaa
EMPOWERMENT – a Clear Mind, Body and Heart

Emotions can be leveraged to enjoy life more fully. In this workshop, Hemalayaa combines dance and empowering sounds to release pain & encounter joy, happiness and peace. This workshop involves integrating all aspects of ourselves, not leaving out, repressing, or denying parts that we might not like, such as anger, grief, sadness, resentments, and fears. We move together, breathe together, and make sounds to allow our natural energies to flow freely again. This freed-up energy brings us into a state of being fully alive and awake. Such play is essential to our evolution as conscious beings. Get ready to be liberated! DJ Drez will provide music.

Workshops Session 2 10:30am-12:30pm

James Miller
Discover Adamantine® Yoga

Join founder James Miller for an introduction to the practice of Adamantine® Yoga, and discover an exciting new way to bring out the best expression of yourself; body, mind, and spirit through this empowering daily practice.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Why modern yoga classes aren't working and the ways in which yoga needs to evolve to fit your needs better.
  • Why your body is out of balance, and why it's likely to get worse if you keep doing what you're doing right now.
  • Why most experienced yoga practitioners plateau and how to transcend your own personal challenges.
  • Why breath is more important than movement and how to cultivate a breath-led yoga practice.
  • And much more . . .

Come learn how to integrate the core concepts behind this revolutionary new style into your personal practice and teaching right away. If you're not already practicing Adamantine® Yoga, you can't afford to miss this workshop!

Olivia Kvitne
Yoga For Heroes

Yoga to help heal and counteract Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Everyone encounters different levels of stress and different traumatic events throughout his or her lifetime. These stressors, when not addressed, can store themselves in the physical and mental bodies, permanently affecting the nervous system and overall health.

Yoga and meditation have been proven to manipulate brain waves to increase the body’s natural relaxation response, leading to healing and re-balancing of the nervous system.

This workshop will explain how past trauma and hyper-vigilant stress can affect the body and mind, and will offer techniques, now used for military, veterans and first responders, to bring nervous systems back to homeostasis after being triggered. The workshop will introduce a new way of approaching breathing exercises and challenging postures, a strong flow mixed with Yin postures, and deep guided meditation. These tools are valuable for dealing with day-to-day stress for any one of life’s challenges.

Sadie Nardini
The Physics of Flight: Using Incredible Laws of Nature to Rock Your Yoga!

Many yoga students and teachers are approaching their flying poses and practice in general in a way that goes directly against physics, making their practice and flying asanas way heavier, more injury-prone and out of control than they need to! That ends today. In this illuminating, fun and information-packed workshop, Sadie will give you new anatomy knowledge to help you fly higher with more control and safety, and learn how to use Newton's 3 Laws of Motion to your advantage in all your yoga poses. Use these tools in ANY yoga style you do or teach, to get more results, fast! Great for any level practitioner. Discussion and Asana.

Hemalayaa
HEALED: Dance and Subtle Body Practices

We are HEALED! No need to think there is something wrong with us. We are life-long seekers, who are finding our purpose in all stages of life: student, householder, forest-dweller or ascetic. In this workshop, Hemalayaa will remind us of who we truly are, ‘Healed-Healers’, ‘Nomadic-Evolvers’, ‘Joyful-Nurturers’! Through somatic experience (gentle yoga and dance), visualization and affirmation, we release into a gratifying experience. Visualizations and Affirmations can open an inner eye to full empowerment of self, creating a “double whammy” effect for embracing your desired life. You see what you want, you experience what you want, you affirm your experience — all in one session. Moving in this special way, we will use specific sounds to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body. The clearer and stronger we are, the more powerful our life experience will be. Get ready to be opened & inspired! DJ Drez will provide music.

Michelle Martello
Define Your Online Presence

Running a successful online business requires way more than a putting up a simple website - it's about understanding the interests and needs of those you are try to reach, engage and influence. What really matters when trying to connect with your ideal audience and potential clients?

In this workshop, learn about:

  • the customer information journey
  • how to maintain credibility across digital channels
  • how to build your audience - and create a clientele of raving fans
  • how to optimize your presence for visibility and experience
  • the tools, resources and tactics to grow and manage your business online

Through examples inside and outside of the yoga and wellness world, Michelle will show you how creating your shared, memorable and compelling experience makes you stand out online.

Lunch12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch is included in your Festival Pass!

A healthy vegetarian lunch will be provided in the lobby area for all festival attendees.

Bonus Sessions 1:00pm-2:00pm

Linda Holcomb
72-hour Yoga Detox

DETOX is a BUZZ word these days, and it's time for you to get in on the fun! Meet Linda Rae Holcomb, a Registered & Certified Yoga Teacher from Minneapolis,
creator of the 72-Hour YOGA DETOX cleanse.

There are hundreds of detox programs out there. This one however, has been specifically designed for yogis-on-the-go. We all have busy schedules and this whole foods based approach to detoxification has been tailored to suit the demands of our modern-day lifestyle. Because this is a quick, three day detox, we are able to practice it more regularly, maintaining a healthy glow and physical body year round.

The grocery shopping list contains over 100 items that can be found at your local
Co-op, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods market, making this cleanse incredibly easy to shop for and to follow. All students will receive a 72-Hour YOGA DETOX Program Guide that consists of everything you need from start to finish to practice this Detox cleanse on your own....except for the actual food that is!
Lecture and Discussion, All Levels

Marta Barnard
Voice Yoga

Do you like the sound of your voice? If you get nervous speaking in public, or even if you don’t, this workshop will help you relax and find your authentic voice. Vocal warm-ups, chants in yoga postures and laughter yoga will be a part of this fun workshop. Learn to connect your voice with yoga movement. Pranayama and asana combine with vocal releases that will allow your voice to come from a deeper connected part of your body/mind. Practical vocal tips will be given to allow for good vocal hygiene for Yoga teachers. Projection will be practiced to allow participants to be heard, without straining their vocal instrument. Learn ways to speak in a soothing voice, with clarity and confidence.

Charlynn Avery
Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Seminar

Join Aura Cacia aromatherapist and Educator Charlynn Avery to learn about essential oils and their many uses for mind, body, and spirit. Enhance your life - and your yoga practice - by incorporating pure essential oils into your daily routine.

Andrew Wicklander
Lessons from Yoga Applied to Business

Exploring how intention, creating space and other yoga lessons can be applied directly to business, Andrew helps yogis, instructors and studio owners see that they already have all the wisdom required to succeed in business.

Workshops Session 3 2:30pm-4:30pm

MahaRa
The MahaRa Experience: Chakra Asanas and Vibrational Sound Healing

Experience a full immersion of yoga asana, sound healing and light therapy, all taught specific to each chakra concluding with a deep and profound sound healing savasana. Sven Oskar and Bob Macko will share musical performance on many world instruments, guided meditation, teaching on the chakras and spiritual poetry. These all combine to create a profound experience of healing, bliss and oneness with source.

Briohny Smyth & Dice Iida-Klein
Intro to Flight: Foundations

Do you remember your first Yoga class? When down dog and plank were completely foreign to you? Well it’s time to feel like a beginner again! Many yogis consider Handstand (adho mukha vrksasana) a tough asana to encounter and experience. Although handstand requires much strength and agility, it is a foundational asana much like plank and downward facing dog, where knowledge of body mechanics and good use of the bandhas can make the asana “advanced”. In this workshop yogis will learn the fundamental alignment points for handstand through a thorough study of foundational asanas like downward facing dog, plank, chaturanga and the dynamic interlinked movements of the yoga vinyasa. All levels welcome and encouraged!

Moses Love
Kundalini

YOGA OF MANTRA aka BAND PRACTICE
Join Moses and friends and Experience the great Freedom, Intimacy and magic of Mantra CHANTING. Do you love to Chant? Are you Scared to chant? Are you curious? Do you want to have more freedom with your voice? If So then this Class is perfect for you. Come Celebrate and Activate with us.

Tao Porchon-Lynch
Vinyasa: The Dance of Life

Explore the tools and essence of yoga through a master’s eyes. Learn how to engage and use your own inner strength to flow into a state of balance and clarity. Using the techniques of her teachers, B.K.S. Iyengar, Mataji Devi and Swami Prabhavananda, Tao will enlighten and delight students with her magnificent integration of chakras and bandhas, increasing awareness of their unity.

To achieve a sound structure of body-mind consciousness, she brings into play the meaning of yoga, in the flow of the vinyasas—the power that links them with the eternal energy of the universe in the “Dance of Life”-meditation in motion.

Justin Kalizewski
OUTLAW Yoga LIVE

Outlaw Yoga Is a movement towards a new way of practicing...a new way of being. Physically challenging and technically simple, Outlaw Yoga challenges you to make more than a habit of life, to connect to self and to purpose through intense physicality, to explore the power of presence in a contemporary, community setting – connecting to self, to others, and to your inner sense of service.

Grace is gratitude personified, it is a choice and a discipline. This moment, this choice is a chance to allow your fearless love to lead, your devotion to precede. Obliterate boundaries that seem to stand in your way by taking time to take a look, to take ownership, and to take action. Today is a brand new day, act like it!

Real change is seldom courteous: If you don't want to step up – step out...

LIVE
Accompanying Justin's teaching is his rock n' roll father KenK. As a duo, they exemplify the healing aspect of yoga while redefining LIVE music vinyasa. Pushing the limits of acoustics and asana, the experience redefines what is possible in the fusion of music and movement. Together they have rocked studios and students across the country.

Mara Healy
Mantra Meditation

Chanting and the vehicle of mantra (mantrayana) is often misunderstood as something religious. It has been called “the easy-difficult path” - easy to perform, but difficult to understand. In this lecture and mantra workshop, learn what this invaluable yoga practice is really about as you come to understand the science of sound and how it can impact your physical body. You will come away with a working knowledge of why chants are in foreign languages, why they are important to the evolution of a complete yoga practice, and how chants can benefit your asana practice! All levels.

Free Community Yoga Fair 5:00pm-6:00pm

Mary St. Onge
Kirtan

Move beyond asana to experience the joyful practice of Bhakti, one of the four traditions of yoga. In kirtan or call-and-response devotional singing, we lift our voices to heal our spirits and raise our vibrations. Sound has the power to awaken our physical and energetic bodies. When we meld our voices, our energies intertwine to raise the vibration of us all. We use repetition in order to loosen mental chatter, to move from the head to the heart where we find at our core a sense of quiet connection, the essence of yoga.

Come join kirtan wallah, Mary St Onge and her Bhakti Band (guitars, harmonium, drums, flutes) with Jeanne Lyle and Bob Brown. You will learn yoga chants, get to shake a rattle or bang a drum, and tap into your inner yogi rock star. Jai Ma!

Linda Garcia
Yoga Nidra

The Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra is an awareness-based, guided meditation. Yoga Nidra is the perfect antidote for stress. One hour of Yoga Nidra equals three hours of restful sleep. As you lie on your yoga mat, Linda will verbally guide you through your maya kosha energy levels to a state of deep relaxation where you can begin to receive effective healing and rejuvenation. Feel the results of calming rest, in slow Delta brain waves, where balance begins restoration of the central nervous system. Modern research confirms the positive meditative effects that ancient Yogis discovered thousands of years ago.

Family Tree Yoga and Studio B Yoga
Kids Yoga

This playful class will bring out the natural yogi in kids of any age. Instructors from Family Tree and Studio B will guide kids through a series of poses guaranteed to make them smile and feel great!

Ann York and No Coast Standup
SUP Yoga

You've seen those photos of yoga on a paddleboard, and you know you want to try it! Well, here is a way to give it a go without getting wet. Join Ann York and No Coast Standup as they partner up to bring Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga to you. Downward facing dog becomes a whole new experience!

Good Vibes
Vinyasa Flow

Meet Ben "Good Vibes" Spellman. Talk about good vibes! This guy radiates PEACE and LOVE and will make you smile. He shares his incredible yoga energy teaching classes in and around Des Moines, Iowa.

Bridget Nicole Ryan
Thai Yoga Massage

Come experience the magic of Thai Yoga combined with a Vinyasa Flow -- the best of both worlds. Bridget Nicole Ryan will lead you through some gentle partner work to release tension and sooth your muscles - the perfect way to ease into your Saturday night.

Free Community Yoga Fair 8:00pm-9:30pm

Kyra Anastasia
Open Your Heart In The Heartland

Our daily lives and sometimes even our yoga practice can be jam packed with constant movement, thought and unconscious activity. After a busy day its important to take some time to slow down, breathe and reconnect with yourself.

As we relax we are more tuned in to opening our hearts and expressing our emotions. This space allows for conscious interactions with self and others as well as a willingness to invite in more love, joy and compassion.

We will explore gentle movements, deep breathing and inspiring messages to bring you to a calm peaceful state. All are welcome

Gong-Fu Tea
Tea and Talk

Have you ever wanted to sit down and have a conversation with your favorite yoga celebrities? We did too! So last year we had a panel discussion with several of our presenters where attendees could ask questions about everything from philosophy to business to yogic lifestyle. It was a huge success, so please join us this year for a relaxing evening of sipping tea and talking with some of our presenters. Generously sponsored by Gong-Fu Tea.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Morning Pranayama 7:00am-7:45am

Mara Healy
Pranayama

Join Mara for an early morning pranayama practice that will set you up for the day! Use the techniques taught in the morning pranayama practice to develop a daily breathing-home-based practice that will create “habitude” - an easy, pleasant practice that will serve as your continuous refuge even after the yoga festival ends. Mara will lead you through time-tested methods of breathing and focus that influence a positive attitude while creating a good habit that lasts no matter the condition of the body. All levels welcome!

Workshops Session 1 8:00am-10:00am

Mara Healy
Koshas, Kleshas & Karma: Skillfulness in Yoga

This intriguing workshop will offer an easy-to-understand overview of what chakras really have to do with a physical practice! Using a fundamental understanding of the koshas (sheaths of the Self), along with chakras and the three main threads of practice in yoga (body, breath, mind), you will come away with an experience that will transform your on-the- mat practice! This session lays the foundation for good sequencing strategies that give us access to controlling reactions off the mat! All levels.

Briohny Smyth & Dice Iida-Klein
Bryce Yoga’s Signature Inverted Flow Practice (Master Class)

All forms of the asana practice are variations of moving meditation. Using elements of vinyasa flow, paired with arm balances and inversions, we link our breath with movement giving ourselves acute focus on the present moment and freeing ourselves from distractions of the past and future. Join Dice and Bri in this fun but challenging flow class where you will use your breath, mind and body to flow through surya namaskars, strong standing postures, arm balances and inversions, backbends, twists and seated folds. Yogis should expect to sweat, work hard, learn a few things and more importantly, feel good while enjoying their practice. All levels welcome!

Sadie Nardini
The Art and Science of Sequencing Yoga: Attract Larger Classes and Happier, Safer Students!

Why do some teachers attract big classes and their students keep coming back for more? One major skill they have is dynamic, intelligent and empowering sequencing. The other is that they have found their “Voice”—that message that is uniquely theirs. Bring your notebook and get ready to learn cutting-edge anatomy, sequencing and Core Message-discovering secrets from Sadie, one of the most in-demand yoga instructors in the world. Get ready to be inspired and empowered yourself to take your teaching to the next level immediately! Lecture and Discussion.

Tao Porchon-Lynch
Let Her Wisdom of Yoga Inspire You

This workshop will focus on understanding the chakras and integrating the bandhas, breath, and movement.

Become aware of and learn to control the energy that invigorates your life. Utilize various breathing techniques when doing the postures. Attain knowledge of your body’s energy centers.

A deeply absorbing meditation inspiring compassion and inner peace will conclude the workshop.

Hemalayaa
Snehena: Affectionately Loving Ones Self with Dance & Ayurveda

Practicing yoga asana keeps your glands, circulatory system and muscles happy. Too much vinyasa yoga (or any vigorous exercise), however, can create depletion on the body and we can become fatigued. Adding simple rejuvenating practices of Ayurveda & Dance, brings radiance, life and inspiration! Ayurveda is a healing system that uses a holistic approach to keep the body "shiny" and in balance. Powerful self-healers stay in balance and Ayurveda is second to none in delivering balance to the whole being.In this class we will learn some simple ways to add Dance & Ayurveda into our lives, to bring us into full harmony, and vibrant endurance. Get ready to add healthy habits to your lifestyle and transform your life through an ancient, powerful path. Live music with MahaRa.

Rob Schware
How Can I Serve?: A Community-based Service Module

Discover how you can awaken your passion and use your unique talents to share the gift of yoga! Join Rob Schware, Give Back Yoga Foundation Founder and Executive Director, for an overview of this community-based service training module that’s designed to help you “Awaken, Transform and Give Back.” We will engage in a high level group discussion about the importance of sustainable yoga-based community service projects, and explore specific steps you can take to begin your journey on the path of service. Learn how you can create grassroots social change in your yoga tribe to support underserved populations and under-resourced communities.

Give Back Yoga Foundation is your gateway for yoga service trainings, resources and partnerships. To find out more about Give Back Yoga Foundation, please visit givebackyoga.org.

Workshops Session 2 10:30am-12:30pm

Briohny Smyth & Dice Iida-Klein
Intro to Flight: Foundations

Do you remember your first Yoga class? When down dog and plank were completely foreign to you? Well it’s time to feel like a beginner again! Many yogis consider Handstand (adho mukha vrksasana) a tough asana to encounter and experience. Although handstand requires much strength and agility, it is a foundational asana much like plank and downward facing dog, where knowledge of body mechanics and good use of the bandhas can make the asana “advanced”. In this workshop yogis will learn the fundamental alignment points for handstand through a thorough study of foundational asanas like downward facing dog, plank, chaturanga and the dynamic interlinked movements of the yoga vinyasa. All levels welcome and encouraged!

Sadie Nardini
The Yoga Shred

Join the Founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, a yoga style that gives you twice the results in every pose you do! But did you know that research for a decade shows that you can do 7-15 minutes of specific fitness moves as cross-training for your yoga practice, and get the weight loss, cardio, fat burning, lean muscle-building and body reshaping benefits of one to two HOURS of a strong yoga class--or running, or anything else? It’s all how you move. Sadie leads you through the science, and then the experience of her signature 15-minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sequence you can incorporate into your life—and your classes. The Yoga Shred is Sadie’s most popular video series. See why yoga students love it so much! Discussion and Asana.

James Miller
Discover Adamantine® Yoga

Join founder James Miller for an introduction to the practice of Adamantine® Yoga, and discover an exciting new way to bring out the best expression of yourself; body, mind, and spirit through this empowering daily practice.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Why modern yoga classes aren't working and the ways in which yoga needs to evolve to fit your needs better.
  • Why your body is out of balance, and why it's likely to get worse if you keep doing what you're doing right now.
  • Why most experienced yoga practitioners plateau and how to transcend your own personal challenges.
  • Why breath is more important than movement and how to cultivate a breath-led yoga practice.
  • And much more . . .

Come learn how to integrate the core concepts behind this revolutionary new style into your personal practice and teaching right away. If you're not already practicing Adamantine® Yoga, you can't afford to miss this workshop!

Justin Kalizewski
The OUTLAW Protocol Experience

“Outlaws do what's right, not what's popular.” ~ Justin Kaliszewski

Through an exploration of the five foundational pillars of Outlaw Yoga, and his own story of sex, drugs, and rock n roll, renowned yoga teacher Justin Kaliszewski will challenge you to take a look at how you live your life, empower you to take ownership of the choices that have led you to where you are, and give you the tools to take action on and off the mat. Outlaw Protocol: how to live as an outlaw without becoming a criminal is not just a book for yogis, but for all who would dare to make more than a habit out of life.

Presented with the LIVE music accompaniment of KenK, this experience is part humor, part rock n' roll, part self-exploration and a whole helleuva lot of fun.

Bring a journal and a pen! (NO ASANA)

Michelle Martello
Define Your Online Presence

Running a successful online business requires way more than a putting up a simple website - it's about understanding the interests and needs of those you are try to reach, engage and influence. What really matters when trying to connect with your ideal audience and potential clients?

In this workshop, learn about:

  • the customer information journey
  • how to maintain credibility across digital channels
  • how to build your audience - and create a clientele of raving fans
  • how to optimize your presence for visibility and experience
  • the tools, resources and tactics to grow and manage your business online

Through examples inside and outside of the yoga and wellness world, Michelle will show you how creating your shared, memorable and compelling experience makes you stand out online.

Lunch12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch is included in your Festival Pass!

A healthy vegetarian lunch will be provided in the lobby area for all festival attendees.

Bonus Sessions1:00pm-2:00pm

Gayle Vettese
The Yin to Your Yang

What a Yogalicious Whirlwind of Excitement the Iowa Yoga Festival has been! Time to find balance with body-relaxing and a soul-healing indulgence. Join Gayle Vettese, E-RYT as she leads you through a sweet surrender of 60 minutes of yin yoga. You will experience deep stretches and release in long holding postures. A perfect way to become conscious and grounded during all of this excitement. Learn how yin is a perfect balance to all yang (Vinyasa or Power) yoga and essential for any athlete! Adding yin to an athletic discipline will allow for more flexibility, improve endurance, and prevent injury. All postures are done seated or laying down and this workshop is for all levels.

Workshops Session 3 2:30pm-4:30pm

Mara Healy
Refuge for Tight Shoulders

This workshop will help you create that sweet spot between strength and flexibility to free your shoulders from limiting biomechanical patterns. Participate in a deeply focused asana practice that will guide you through the eight basic arm movements that provide the six fundamental ranges of mobility for shoulders. Learn how stability creates a foundation for mobility, and explore simple hands-on methods for guiding yourself and students into creating openness and depth on the yoga mat. All levels.

MahaRa
The MahaRa Experience: Chakra Asanas and Vibrational Sound Healing

Experience a full immersion of yoga asana, sound healing and light therapy, all taught specific to each chakra concluding with a deep and profound sound healing savasana. Sven Oskar and Bob Macko will share musical performance on many world instruments, guided meditation, teaching on the chakras and spiritual poetry. These all combine to create a profound experience of healing, bliss and oneness with source.

Olivia Kvitne
Yoga For Heroes

Yoga to help heal and counteract Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Everyone encounters different levels of stress and different traumatic events throughout his or her lifetime. These stressors, when not addressed, can store themselves in the physical and mental bodies, permanently affecting the nervous system and overall health.

Yoga and meditation have been proven to manipulate brain waves to increase the body’s natural relaxation response, leading to healing and re-balancing of the nervous system.

This workshop will explain how past trauma and hyper-vigilant stress can affect the body and mind, and will offer techniques, now used for military, veterans and first responders, to bring nervous systems back to homeostasis after being triggered. The workshop will introduce a new way of approaching breathing exercises and challenging postures, a strong flow mixed with Yin postures, and deep guided meditation. These tools are valuable for dealing with day-to-day stress for any one of life’s challenges.

Moses Love
Gong Bath

Vinyasa flow with LIVE Music and Gong Bath...This class is designed for beginners and advanced students alike. Everyone is welcome and everyone will connect deeply to what inspires them. Slow flow, intimate conscious breath work sacred mantra amazing adjustments, inspiring thoughts and authentic sharing. Pranayam, Asana Practice, Organic movement, Guided Meditation, Chanting, Savasana. Please come and be part of this special gathering.