I'm thrilled to announce today the second group of instructors that will be presenting at the 2017 Minneapolis Yoga Conference. Following our initial announcement of ten instructors last month, today we're announcing an additional eight world class instructors that will round out the Friday intensives and weekend workshops.
Collectively, this group of 18 instructors will offer ten Friday intensives, scores of weekend workshops and afford an opportunity for conference-goers to create their own mini-tracts with specific areas of concentration ranging from Yoga Therapy to Yoga Accessibility to Anatomy Focused Yoga and Yoga for Educators.
The next group of instructors
Rolf Gates, Instructor and Author of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga will be teaching a Friday intensive and 3 workshops all focused on helping you deepen your practice, and for instructors, giving you additional knowledge and insights for how to connect with yourself and your students.
David Regelin will join us as well, teaching an all day intensive on Friday, along with three workshops over the weekend. David was recently named one of the 100 most influential yoga instructors in North America, and will bring his unique offering that incorporates vinyasa and inversions, with a keen awareness of where yoga takes us beyond the physical postures. If you enjoy handstands, you will not want to miss David's workshop.
You will have an opportunity explore Classical Yoga vs. Modern Yoga during a Friday intensive with Arundhati Baitmangalkar. Born and raised in India, and then having moved to Seattle in 2012, Arundhati brings a unique and fun perspective on the differences between yoga in the east and yoga in the west. Having studied in India with numerous yoga masters, including Geeta Iyengar, the late B.K.S Iyengar’s daughter, and now also running a studio in Seattle, Arundhati brings a deep understanding of yoga along with an appreciation for how yoga has made it's way into the consciousness of the average American.
Dr. Tiffany Denny will teach 2 workshops over the weekend, one of which will be all about keeping your feet happy! As a board certified orthopedic specialist and yoga studio owner, Tiffany brings deep knowledge of human anatomy, a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the American healthcare system and first hand experience of the power that yoga has to heal. Tiffany will also be coordinating with Lara Parkin, exercise science expert and studio owner living in Aikin, MN to create an offering for those who want to dive deep into exploring the human body and the role yoga plays within it.
For those who enjoy moving beyond the physical and are interested in the spiritual aspects of yoga, you can join Gracia Gimse McKinley for a two hour workshop on sunday morning to explore the various meanings of Namaste, awaking consciousness and the interconnection of all of humanity. Gracia is the founder of My Spririt Community and is also an ordained Swami.
Kathy Flaminio is the founder of 1000 Petals, holds a masters degree in social work, and studied for a full year how Yoga has been, and can be, incorporated into the school system. Kathy will be teaching an all day intensive on Friday, specifically geared toward educators and others working with children, so that they may bring specific yoga techniques into their classrooms and professions. Kathy will also be coordinating with Jes Rosenberg, announced in the first set of announcements, for those interested in a tract geared towards educators and instructors that work with, or want to work with, children.
And last, but certainly not least, Julia Thiesen will join us as our Master of Ceremonies and will also teach a Yin class on Saturday evening. As a yoga teacher, studio owner, and the producer of the Dubuque Yoga Festival, Julia brings a depth of knowledge and decades of experience in both the practice of yoga and the business of yoga.
I couldn't be happier with the lineup of these eighteen instructors from all over America! As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, this will round out our Friday intensives and weekend workshop announcements.
We'll have one more set of announcements to outline the numerous activities that will be available during the 90 minute sessions, between the two hour workshops, and of course we'll continue to post more updates as we finalize all the details, descriptions, and time slots for the various workshop offerings.
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