Over the past month we've been working hard to put together the initial framework for the 2017 Minneapolis Yoga Conference to help keep the momentum going from the 2016 conference, and to demonstrate our commitment to the Minneapolis Yoga Community following Tula's acquisition of the conference.
I'm very excited to announce today an initial group of instructors, the schedule we intend to follow, our vendor and sponsorship opportunities and our pricing for ticket purchasers. For those who want to show early support for the 2017 conference in exchange for a steep discount, we're offering two early-bird prices which you can check out on our pricing page.
The First Group of Presenters
We're announcing today our first group of teachers that will be presenting at the 2017 conference. Indu Arora and Molly McManus will be teaching 5 workshops between them, and Indu Arora will be teaching an intensive on Friday. Through their workshops we'll have a Yoga Therapy tract of sorts, that will afford you the opportunity to take over 15 hours of instruction from two of the most important leaders in the industry.
Faith Hunter will be bringing her Spiritually Fly self to the 2017 conference and will be leading an intensive on Friday, 4 workshops over the weekend, and will be opening the conference on sunday morning with a group meditation. I'm so excited that Faith is going to be such a big part of the conference. She has an amazing way of being a superstar and an approachable human all at the same time and I have enormous gratitude for her presence in 2017.
Simon Park of Liquid Flow Yoga, and a oneoeight.tv guide is an international yoga instructor and will be teaching an intensive on Friday along with four full workshops over the weekend. I'm excited about all that Simon offers and what he'll be bringing to the MYC. His Asana is amazing and beautiful and he'll be talking about the ways you can use Asana to take your entire practice deeper.
Jessica Rosenberg, a presenter in 2015, will be teaching a Chair Yoga intensive on Friday, along with 2 workshops over the weekend focused on kids yoga, both of which are designed to give instructors more tools in their professional toolbox. In this same regard, the woman with whom I take private lessons in Chicago, Natalie McGreal, will be teaching an intensive on Friday about the Art of the Private Lesson. She'll also be teaching a couple workshops over the weekend on relaxation and self care.
Two people that I met at another of my favorite yoga conferences, The Namas Day Festival in Philadelphia, will be attending as well: Marni Scarloff and Leo Rising. Marni will be teaching three workshops, one of which will be a transformative hip opener class that I found so impactful I wrote about it in a blog post. eo is yoga teacher in Manhattan with beautiful energy, deep wisdom and a playful kick and he'll be teaching two workshops that will challenge you in a good way.
My wife Maile, the owner of Tula Yoga Studio which started this whole crazy ride, will be teaching an intensive on Friday all about owning a yoga studio. This intensive will be open only to studio owners. If you own a yoga studio, you will meet other people who struggle with the same things you struggle with, learn from people who have tacit knowledge of how to overcome particular challenges and walk away with an intimate network of fellow studio owners.
Nathan Paulus is an advanced instructor at Tula Yoga Studio in Chicago and will be teaching two workshops at the 2017 MYC. With a particular focus on Hatha yoga, and an emphasis on alignment, Nathan has found that many people benefit from a gentler, but no less intense practice. I'm thrilled that the MYC community will have the opportunity to learn from Nathan.
Last, but definitely not least, Tori Reyndolds will be leading the opening ceremony celebration vinyasa with guitar and other acoustics played by Ben Rivet. Tori and Ben have led hundreds of GO W/ THE FLOW events around the country, and they've created an important and unique way of introducing yoga to newcomers, and bringing veteran yogis to a playful place.
Early Bird Pricing Available through June 30th, 2016
We're still adding a few more instructors and lining up all sorts of other things like henna artists, slack-lines, bodyworkers and more for the 2017 conference. For those of you who want to show your early support for our vision of the 2017 conference we're offering a steep discount for a very limited time. These are the only discounts that will be available for the 2017 conference.
We'll still be working with studio partners to promote the MYC and reward them for their help in promoting the event, but discounts will not be a part of those in 2017.
We're so excited with what we've put together so far, and we look forward to making more announcements in the weeks and months ahead!