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Friday, November 11
 

8:00am

Friday Morning Meditation with Donna Melanson
Join Donna live, beachside, for a guided chakra meditation. Balancing as we shift to a more unified whole. A whole that is pure awareness with all that is. Donna will broadcast the meditation live to her global community via www.periscope.tv/azulyoga .

Presenters
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Donna Melanson

Azul Yoga
30,000 followers from around the world tune in to Donna Melanson’s daily sunrise broadcast from the beach on periscope.tv (www.periscope.tv/azulyoga). Her intention is to spread peace and compassion, starting with the self. Donna shares a short yoga session and meditation along... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Meet at North Lagoon Deck

12:15pm

Primal Yoga® for Empowerment & Healing with Liz Arch
This uplifting class taps into the innate strength, power and healing potential we naturally possess within. We seamlessly blend Vinyasa Yoga with fluid movement inspired by Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Self Healing Qi-Gong with breathwork into a powerful flow designed to open your heart, heal old wounds and create balance, strength and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies.

Presenters
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Liz Arch

Liz Arch is a yoga teacher, martial artist, Under Armour athlete, and the creator of Primal Yoga®, a dynamic fusion of Vinyasa yoga, Kung Fu, and Tai Chi. Known for her athletic, challenging, yet approachable teaching style that encourages playfulness, innovation, and artistry through... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Sangha Space

1:30pm

The Art of Teaching from the Heart with Alex Cohen and Javier Wilensky
This class combines alignment-based postures with fluid movement and conscious breathing, promoting a truthful practice that is safe and balanced. The result of this class will be a blissful heart and a centered mind!

Presenters
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Alex Cohen

Alexander Cohen, from Venezuela, is a recognized fitness instructor and personal trainer who has a unique ability to integrate mind, body and spirit in his work. He is an accredited Pilates and Yoga instructor, a massage therapist and a certified personal trainer from the National... Read More →
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Javier Wilensky

Javier Wilensky was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from Universidad de Ciencias Economicas y Sociales (UCES) with a BA in Business Administration, Javier moved to Florida to found Om’echaye Wellness and Fitness center. In 2002 Javier discovered IYENGAR... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sangha Space

2:45pm

"Find Your Haven" with Debbie Maier Workman
Taking your practice inward, we begin to Find our Haven with pranayama. Flowing through classical movement, the nervous system will warm and awake. Followed by a gentle, yet powerful series of balance, twists, back bends and inversion variations. Concluding with Guided Relaxation to promote a deep sense of well-being in the body, mind and soul as we connect with our inner Haven.  BONUS: one lucky participant of this class will receive a complimentary pair of HAVEN Collective leggings of their choice! 

Presenters
avatar for Debbie Maier Workman

Debbie Maier Workman

Debbie Maier Workman, DRYT 200 under Sri Dharma Mittra, dedicates her practice to inspiring students of all ages and backgrounds to find inner peace. She hopes students leave her classes with a smile and desire to live their yoga off the mat making a positive impact throughout the... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sangha Space

4:00pm

Acro Playtime with Barbie & the Blest at Yoga Journal
Join this partner acrobatic yoga class to learn the FUNdamentals of L-basing, flying, and spotting. Explore the concepts of support and trust in a friendly community environment. No experience or partner necessary for this all levels class.

Presenters
avatar for Barbara Alfonzo

Barbara Alfonzo

Barbara Alfonzo is a professional yoga teacher and health coach, movement artist, wellness and sustainability advocate. Her work is to inspire others to make self-love and self-care a priority in their life and to be a steward to mother earth. Barbara has been practicing yoga since... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Sangha Space

5:00pm

Friday Happy Hour in the Yoga Market
Free and open to the public. Enjoy light snacks and wine provided by Natura!

Friday November 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sangha Space
 
Saturday, November 12
 

5:00am

Raise Your Vibe: Kundalini Sadhana with Carol Dimopoulos
Sadhana, a practice throughout various forms of yoga and spiritual traditions, is a powerful practice used to achieve your life’s purpose, clearing negative vibrations and karma so we can reach our highest potential. Through a powerful combination of movement, meditation, and mantras (chanting) Sadhana prepares our psyches to excel in the new environments and coming decades.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Dimopoulos

Carol Dimopoulos

CarolAna Dimopoulos is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Yoga 4 Cancer (y4c). Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the foundations of yoga philosophy, meditation and holistic lifestyle, allow... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 5:00am - 7:00am
Room 307

7:00am

Saturday Morning Meditation with Donna Melanson
Join Donna live, beachside, for a guided meditation enhanced by the powerful energy of the rising sun. Practicing the higher limbs of the yoga sutras as we focus on our breath. This session will be broadcast live on www.periscope.tv/azulyoga

Presenters
avatar for Donna Melanson

Donna Melanson

Azul Yoga
30,000 followers from around the world tune in to Donna Melanson’s daily sunrise broadcast from the beach on periscope.tv (www.periscope.tv/azulyoga). Her intention is to spread peace and compassion, starting with the self. Donna shares a short yoga session and meditation along... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 7:00am - 7:30am
Meet at North Lagoon Deck

10:05am

Community Class with Jessamyn Stanley
This is an all levels, beginner friendly, fast paced, high energy vinyasa-style flow class packed with dynamic heart openings and hip openings. Unexpected transitions help pull you out of your head and on to your mat, with modifications and a playful attitude sprinkled throughout.

Presenters
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Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn’s classes provide a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How Do I Feel?” rather than “How Do I Look... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 10:05am - 11:00am
Sangha Space

11:15am

Community Class with Paige Held & Kelly Green
Join Paige Held and Kelly Green for "Fusion Flow". We'll start with a warm up that will get your blood moving, allowing you to calm the central nervous system, getting the Synovial Fluid pumping through the joints, and preparing the body for a vinyasa flow. Paige and Kelly will guide you through their unique Fusion Flow that moves from one pose to the next integrating the entire body. You can expect to get a little life coaching, an amazing workout, and more important, an amazing work-IN.

Presenters
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Kelly Green

Kelly Green is the co-owner of The Yoga Joint and the co-creator of Hot Fusion Flow ™. Kelly’s classes, workshops, trainings and retreats are empowering and uplifting. A Florida native, Kelly found yoga in 2003 when she was 19 years old. "When I took my first yoga class, my body... Read More →
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Paige Held

Paige Held Bio Paige Held is the co-creator of Hot Fusion Flow™ and the co-owner of The Yoga Joint. Recently featured on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Yoga Journal Magazine, Paige was first introduced to yoga over 20 years ago and immediately began an extensive period of training... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sangha Space

12:30pm

Gangsters of Gratitude Flow with Donny Starkins
Let’s turn up the music, tune into your breath and find that big gratitude from within. The gifts of yoga are endless and we all have so much to be grateful for. Feel the flow and find yourself anchored right in the middle of a moving meditation fueled by the gratitude within your heart!

Presenters
avatar for Donny Starkins

Donny Starkins

Donny began his yoga journey in 2005 in search of pain relief. As a former Division 1 baseball player (University of Nebraska & Arizona State University), Donny found the gift of yoga by searching for pain relief after 7 operations on his left knee and an addiction to pain killers... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sangha Space

1:45pm

Connect and Play with Mary Lyn Jenkins
Join Mary Lyn Jenkins, Founder of Big Fish Power Yoga Studios in Northeast Florida and E-RYT-500, for 60 minutes of celebration, connection and play. With an emphasis on what we can access through contraction and expansion, we will connect powerfully through physicality and breath and take intention into action. (while having fun!)

Presenters
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Mary Lyn Jenkins

Founder of Big Fish Power Yoga Studios in Jacksonville, Florida, Mary Lyn has thousands of hours in power vinyasa yoga and leadership development training. She is an E-RYT 500 hour Teacher and facilitates 200 and 300-hour trainings. She has been a student of the practice for more... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sangha Space

2:00pm

Going Global: Simplify Yoga Retreat Planning and Give Back to Local Communities
Travel can change the world. The dream of becoming a traveling yogi is within your reach if you view the concept as a business. Creating a strategic plan will help clarify your vision to attract what you really want. Exotic journeys are not as complicated as you think; in fact, it's a holistic growth of the yogic experience. Join CarolAna Dimopoulos, president of Learning Journeys and Global Wellness Travel Ambassador to learn how to raise your vibe, grow your business or practice, see the world, and give back through hosting or joining a yoga retreat.

Presenters
avatar for Carol Dimopoulos

Carol Dimopoulos

CarolAna Dimopoulos is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Yoga 4 Cancer (y4c). Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching, combined with her knowledge and understanding of the foundations of yoga philosophy, meditation and holistic lifestyle, allow... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 217

2:00pm

Prescription Yoga: Modifications of an Ancient Practice for Targeted Clinical Intervention with Kiersten Mooney, Green Monkey Yoga and Joseph Signorile, University of Miami
Limited Capacity filling up

Using yoga as a targeted intervention to optimize benefits to specific clinical populations requires the modification of the practice to address the specific needs of each population.  The collaboration between the University of Miami and Green Monkey Yoga has resulted in modified programs that have addressed multiple populations including, patients with Parkinson’s disease, older fallers, postmenopausal and women with metabolic syndrome.  Additionally, they are exploring previously unaddressed topic such as the impact of specific breathing methods on musculoskeletal strength, specialized yoga mediation and proprioception and caloric output and muscle utilization patterns during varying yoga practices.  Dr. Sig and Kiersten look forward to sharing their unique process of melding practical expertise and the scientific method to produce effective programs proven in their published studies. This lecture is open to all.

Presenters
avatar for Kiersten Mooney

Kiersten Mooney

Kiersten Mooney, E-RYT 500, is the owner of greenmonkey yoga, a health and wellness company offering research-driven, innovative yoga programs, accredited 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings, and global retreats. She is globally renowned for empowering students and cultivating powerful... Read More →
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Dr. Joseph Signorile

Dr. Joseph Signorile is a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Miami and director of the Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging. He also holds a joint appointment at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Center on Aging. He has been involved... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 320

3:00pm

Funky Flow & Float with Missy White
At some point during this wild Funky Flow you are going to WOW yourself! Missy White encourages students to do more than they ever thought possible. Be inspired and don’t miss this class! Let your fears go as you learn techniques to take flight in variations of handstands, arm balances, headstand and more. Find your inner child and come play with us on your yoga mat.

Presenters
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Missy White

Missy White started practicing in 1999 and in many ways credits yoga for saving her life. In 2004, after 15 years in the weight loss industry, she left her corporate job and traveled to Los Angeles for an intense nine week Instructional Training course at Bikram’s Yoga College of... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangha Space

4:15pm

Tranquil, Resilient, and Serene: Yoga for Stress with Amy Ippoliti
Resilience is our innate ability to adapt when we’re faced with stress and adversity. Yoga won’t make stress stop but it will help you get better at bouncing back and not letting little things bother you as much. Enjoy a nourishing practice with Amy Ippoliti and the team at Gaia Herbs, designed to help you keep things in perspective and accept that change is part of life. 

Presenters
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Amy Ippoliti

Amy Ippoliti is known for bringing yoga to modern-day life in a genuine way through her intelligent sequencing, clear instruction, and engaging sense of humor. She shares her passion for yoga, health, earth conservation, and with her writings for Yoga Journal, Yoga International... Read More →



Saturday November 12, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Sangha Space

5:30pm

Saturday Happy Hour in the Yoga Market
Free and open to the public. Enjoy light snacks, wine, music and shopping!

Saturday November 12, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sangha Space
 
Sunday, November 13
 

6:00am

Taoist Bowing Practice
An ancient morning practice of humbling oneself to nature, honoring ancestors, and awakening an healing the physical body. 103 bows will be performed in a meditative style.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Tanner

Andrew Tanner

E-RYT 500 and Yoga Alliance Chief Ambassador, has experienced every facet of the yoga multiverse. From spending 4 years in a commune-esque group "yoga home", to living as a teacher doing the private lessons "yoga hustle", to owning an operating a chain of boutique yoga studios, to... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 6:00am - 7:00am
Room 307

7:00am

Morning Meditation with Lizzy Chiappy Eskert
Set the tone for your day by setting a strong foundation through your meditation seat. Become present through all of the elements (fire, earth, water, air) and discover just how connected we all really are. 

Presenters
avatar for Lizzy Chiappy Eskert

Lizzy Chiappy Eskert

A Miami native, Lizzy is a yoga instructor for Green Monkey Yoga studio in Coral Gables, Fl. She is an E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 through both Green Monkey and Yoga Alliance. Lizzy is also on faculty for the 200 hour yoga teacher trainings for Green Monkey, and the lead yoga for athletes... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 7:00am - 7:30am
Diplomat Resort and Spa

10:00am

Kripalu Vinyasa: Breathe, Feel, Flow with Coby Kozlowski
Venture to your edge with compassion and awareness as you dive into the rhythms of a mindful vinyasa flow with Coby Kozlowski. Heightened by propulsive beats that guide you inward, this class invites you to experience vinyasa with a new sense of strength and fluidity.

Presenters
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Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga, has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Yoga + Health, and was named “one of the 7 yoga teachers who have changed the practice of yoga”. Her vibrant style as a life coach trainer; yoga... Read More →



Sunday November 13, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Sangha Space

11:15am

Turn Stress Into Bliss: Awareness and Choice with Michael Lee
How can embodied mindful movement transform your stress into bliss? So often we run from our uncomfortable sensations and feelings without allowing them to teach us. Yet, if we engage them, they can take us into deeper levels of awareness allowing us to make better life choices. In his yoga therapy practice spanning over 33 years, Michael Lee has devised a successful protocol for incorporating movement, asana, breath, inner inquiry, and sharing to experience how body wisdom can be tapped to support the process of deeper awareness and better life choices ~ once we learn how listen to it.

Presenters
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Michael Lee

Michael Lee, M.A., Dip.Soc.Sci., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 , is the Founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, a leading edge yoga based modality in body-mind therapy with an IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Program. His conference keynote presentations include the International Yoga Teachers... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
Sangha Space

12:30pm

Powerful Vinyasa Flow with Derek Waddy
Join Derek for an invigorating, dynamic flow that will challenge your body and spark your mind. This noon time class will light your soul on fire, energizing you for the rest of the day!

Presenters
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Derek Waddy

Derek Waddy, Manager of Teachers at Green Monkey Yoga Miami Beach, Florida, is an E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor. Having been a student of yoga since 2010, Derek is now a member of the Green Monkey Teacher Training Faculty. He holds a B.S. degree in Public Relations with a minor in Business... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sangha Space

2:00pm

My Best Playlist - Yoga Music Workshop with DJ Taz
Join DJ Taz Rashid for a workshop on how to build a yoga music playlist. Learn how to breakdown your classes in a simple way, and easily build your favorite music into any practice whether it's a high intensity vinyasa, or a mellow yin, or restorative class. DJ Taz will show you how to hone basic listening and intuitive skills to mix beats and make smooth transitions in your classes. You will walk away feeling more confident about your music selections, how to expand and use your music library efficiently and make your best playlists yet. Highly recommended for teachers but anyone can attend.

Presenters
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DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 307

2:00pm

Yoga Explosion: A View of the Yogaverse from 70,000 feet and Lessons from the Yoga in America Study
Most recent data from the Yoga in America study confirmed that yoga is booming--36.7 million strong. Yoga practice and yoga practitioners are also changing. What does this mean for yoga teachers, studio owners, and those who want to understand this growing community? What will the future of our industry look like? Who will be practicing yoga and who and why will some teachers and studios be successful while others fail? How are current trends at the federal and state levels of government going to affect yoga teachers, and studios? What role should Yoga Alliance play? What's the deal with Yoga Alliance's "policies" and "advocacy"? What the heck are they doing with all the money? Join Andrew Tanner for a presentation and dialogue on the role of Yoga Alliance, and the ever evolving American Yoga Sangha. Open to all.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Tanner

Andrew Tanner

E-RYT 500 and Yoga Alliance Chief Ambassador, has experienced every facet of the yoga multiverse. From spending 4 years in a commune-esque group "yoga home", to living as a teacher doing the private lessons "yoga hustle", to owning an operating a chain of boutique yoga studios, to... Read More →



Sunday November 13, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 217

3:00pm

Discovering freedom on the hips with Javier Wilensky And Magali Wilensky
This Iyengar yoga class is designed to expand the limits of our mind and body to achieve a new sense of freedom through correct alignment and hip openers.

Presenters
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Magali Wilensky

Magali Wilensky is an artist, healer, teacher, and businesswoman from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the founder and marketing director of Om’echaye, her family owned wellness center in Hallandale, FL. Magali is a renowned professional sound healer, developer of her own unique... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sangha Space

4:15pm

Fall in Love with Your Body with oneOeight Guide Karen Samuels, Ph.D.
This workshop will offer ways to practice self-love and expand positive connections to your body. Yoga’s potential to heal numerous health conditions is recognized. We will deepen awareness of the brain-body-heart connections. Many yoga students struggle with body image, eating disorders and how to “fall in love with” their most challenging parts. As one woman in her mid-50’s described: “I suffered with a terrible eating disorder in my 20’s and 30’s and always hated my body. I don’t know where I would be today if I hadn’t found yoga. It brought the final healing connection, to make peace in my skin!”

Presenters
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Karen Samuels, Ph.D.

Karen Samuels, Ph.D, is a lifelong yogini, and psychologist in Ormond Beach, FL. She is the Founder/President of COPE: Community Outreach to Prevent Eating Disorders. She serves as consultant at the Family Medicine Residency at Halifax Medical Center, & has been affiliated for over... Read More →


Sunday November 13, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Sangha Space