Forward Thinking about Springing Back: SYF2019

Forward Thinking about Springing Back: SYF2019

It’s spring time in Sedona and you’ve found a gorgeous little creek bed to spend your lunch time. You kick off your sneakers and dip your feet into the crisp spring fed waters at Red Rock Crossing. You become mindful for several seconds as brightly hued desert blooms fill the air with sweetness and warm sunshine flushes the skin. A breath of life force returns to all meridians after a long winter’s hiatus. Thoughts arise, and then you watch them go; There is so much life here…These waters feel so… healing… is this what it means to be… “blissed out?”…. Ugh! Wait! You’re about to be late for your yoga session with Saul David Raye and that really cool DJ! Oh crap! You hurry back up the trail trying not to break the stillness… promising yourself return before the festival’s end.

A year can go by fast when you’re living in the Now. That’s why we’re gearing up to start thinking about SYF2019, which will take place at the start of spring, on March 14th-17th. We’re brewing up new ideas about a more practical ticketing structure as well as finding a new place to call hOMe!

From Whence We Came and Where We’re Going Next

This year our venues were spread all over Sedona, and while it gives everyone an opportunity to tour our little town, we also wished everyone was all together like the family that we are.

Much to our satisfaction, we’re now delighted to announce that The Sedona Yoga Festival has officially found it’s forever hOMe! The festivities will again take place at Red Rock High School, and it’s adjoining Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC) except this time, we’re doing it during Spring Break so that we can have the whole place to ourselves, and high-five in passing, under the same roof!

Exciting News About SYF2019 Ticketing

The think tank at SYF Headquarters will be formulating a new ticketing structure soon, with an “All Access Pass” which will be exactly that. These tickets will be limited, and likely, more-so than in previous years. If you’ve made up your mind already about attending next year, it’s advisable that you get your All Access Pass at the current low price of $277, before this price goes up. No one knows when this will be, so seize the day! In the meantime, while SYF’s architects of aum re-create the ticketing structure, we’d love to hear from you! Want to tell us about cool ticketing options you’ve experienced? Write us with your ideas!

7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona:  Reason #7: NOW is the Time for Community

7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona: Reason #7: NOW is the Time for Community

Sangha is always the solution.

As Sedona Yoga Festival enters our sixth year, we must acknowledge that the world into which this conference was born has experienced some dramatic shifts—societal and energetic changes that have left the conscious community feeling unmoored.

Knowing that collective change begins with personal change, SYF2018 invites you to join us in sangha—community—to rejoin the forces of positive change. The practice of yoga connects the individual to the universal, helping to channel millions of tiny wavelets into a tsunami of undeniable possibility.

Together, we are powerful. The wave is building. Be there when it breaks…and be part of the ripples that flow out into the world.

See you tomorrow!


7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona:  Reason #6: The Trauma Training Experts are Here

7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona: Reason #6: The Trauma Training Experts are Here

For the fifth year in a row, SYF is honored to assist yoga teachers in bringing the tools and benefits of yoga to populations affected by PTSD, and life stressors of all kinds—including survivors, family, caregivers and service providers.

Our pre-conference immersion, Traumatic Stress, Healing & Yoga, is a complete 20-hour certification track offering training in all the ways yoga benefits trauma survivors and helps develop resiliency in a high-stress environment.

To date, we have trained more than 400 yoga teachers in this ultra-healing specialization. If even one person in your life is living in the aftermath of trauma, we invite you to be part of the solution.

You might be surprised at the healing that takes place within YOU.


7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona:  Reason #5: Our Teachers are Sages for the Ages

7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona: Reason #5: Our Teachers are Sages for the Ages

Only one gathering offers a unique union of the global yoga culture vanguard and the freshest, most inspiring new voices: Sedona Yoga Festival. Join our esteemed faculty as we come together to to share in dialogue, explore one another’s offerings and wrap ourselves in the rich tapestry of these invaluable ancient teachings.

From powerful yoga workshops to in-depth immersions to passionate conversations about the important issues facing the yoga community today, this is your opportunity to connect deeply with the most vibrant minds and spirits in the world. Do it!

Just a Few of Our Featured Presenters This Year:

Tao Porchon Lynch

Global Yoga Ambassador

Saul David Raye

Ritam Healing Arts + Mandala

Camella Nair

Swami in the Kriya lineage + Ayurvedic Health Educator

Rama Jyoti Vernon

Renowned Teacher + Author

Peter Sterios

LEVITYoga Founder/Creator

Swami Sankarananda

Peace Pilgrim + Divine Grace Yoga Founder

Popular Sessions are Selling Out Fast!

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CEUs at SYF2018

CEUs at SYF2018

From Massage, Ayurveda, Yoga Alliance and more. SYF provides a wide variety of offerings eligible for your CE Credit.


Continuing education is a vital part of certification programs designed to credential professionals across the United States to ensure licensed professionals access to reliable, credible, high-quality continuing education throughout their careers. By obtaining continuing education (CE), a practitioner demonstrates a personal and public commitment to enhance continued competence in their profession, which is why it continues to play such a critical role in a board specific professional certification program.

Continued Education is a lifelong commitment to raising the standards of an esteemed profession. Certification now aligns the massage therapists, ayurvedic practitioners, yoga practitioners and nurses together with other allied health and medical professions, enhancing value and credibility to what practitioners do best.


7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona:  Reason #3: Your Students Will Thank You

7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona: Reason #3: Your Students Will Thank You

7 Reasons to Get Your Asana to Sedona:
Reason #3: Your Students Will Thank You

Teachers! If logging some additional CEUs is on your to-do list this year, there simply isn’t a more incredible environment in which to increase the wisdom you have to offer your students than Sedona.

Whether you’re certified with Yoga Alliance or are deepening your offerings in Ayurveda or Massage, many of our classes qualify for Continuing Education Units. We’ll have a certification Help Desk on-site to answer any questions you might have, and we’ll even help you with the paperwork—every yogi’s favorite thing!

And let’s not forget our very first teacher: Mother Earth. Her forces are fully embodied here in Sedona, and they’re waiting to lead you to your highest truth. Trust us: your students will thank you later.


Traumatic Stress, Healing & Resiliency with Yoga
Pre-Conference Immersion (16 CEs)

Gravity & Grace: Tools for Rewiring the Subtle Body
Peter Sterios

Ayurveda Psychology: Understanding Our Essential Nature
Aparna Amy Lewis

Transformational Yoga Coaching
Kate Shipp, SWIHA

A Therapeutic Yoga Experience for Low Back Pain
Dani Ibarra

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