What happens at Sedona Yoga Festival? What can you expect?

What happens at Sedona Yoga Festival? What can you expect?

Photo: Alan Alcid Yogi’s Vo Vera & LaMonte Goode Inverted in the Vortex


What can you expect at SYF2017…?

Photo: Alan Alcid Yogini Taylor Kurz

Photo: Alan Alcid Yogini Taylor Kurz

Well, the conference and festival itself evolves each year so there’s lots we will be unfolding in late September about the Who, What, When,and Where of it all. But the WHY remains steady. We create and nurture this platform and the relationships built within and around it for the purpose of uplifting and expanding human consciousness and providing Sedona transformations with a focus on yoga and meditation.
SYF is accessible to all, and there is truly an access point for the newest beginner as well as in depth networking, studying, practice, and continuing education opportunities for the professional.  We believe this intermingling leads to authentic and powerful interactions.
Photo: Alan Alcid Taylor Kurz @ Bell Rock Vortex... Flying.

Photo: Alan Alcid Taylor Kurz @ Bell Rock Vortex… Flying.

Have a look at the SYF2016 pages to get a taste of what’s to come in March 2017. We hope you will join us in Sedona, where the magic happens…
March 2016 Sedona Yoga Festival overview
March 2016 Presenters
March 2016 Schedule
March 2016 Yoga for PTSD training
March 2016 pre/post conference overview
If you’re curious how we’ve evolved over the years, there’s a complete archive menu over on the “About Us” page.
Stay curious, friend.

 

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Teri Undreiner

Teri Undreiner

We recently chatted with Teri Undreiner who excels at Loving and encouraging people, and being an LMT , Life Recovery Consultant, Yoga Instructor, Songwriter/Singer/ Writer, Essential Oils Wellness Advocate/ Workshop Teacher, Warrior Posse Designs ( Yoga Shirts & Apparel)…

NAME: Teri Undreiner

EMAIL: velvetsteel@q.com

WEBSITE/BLOG:asacredsong.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter/Instagram: teriundreiner

Occupation:  Loving and encouraging people, LMT , Life Recovery Consultant, Yoga Instructor, Songwriter/Singer/ Writer, Essential Oils Wellness Advocate/ Workshop Teacher, Warrior Posse Designs ( Yoga Shirts & Apparel)

Hometown: Phoenix

Current Town: Phx. Az.

teri undreiner guitarWhere has yoga taken you?

Yoga has taken me to a deeper place within me and challenged me to live a much more conscious life than I was doing before it.  It’s opened me up to reading different things that help me to get in touch with the “inner woman of the heart”. It brings me so much joy and peace and helps me live a more contented , yet adventurous life. It’s given me courage to branch out and challenge myself to do things I haven’t done before or things that fear use to stop me doing. It has connected me to so many different types of people as well. I feel that my world and my heart has become so enlarged to take in so much more of life. Yoga has taken me into other venues, and stretched me to reach out to demographics that I had no previous connection with, such as the Military and First Responders world.

What are the 4 most pivotal occasions in your career both in and outside of Yoga?

1. About 5 years ago, I was choosing between going through Yoga teacher training and Life Coaching and so I decided on a 200 YTT certified through Holy Yoga,, because I wanted to bring Yoga to the Church since most Churched people didn’t engage with yoga I wanted to show them the two were compatible.  I use theme related classes that challenge not only our bodies but the way we look at things emotionally and spiritually.

2. Two years ago I began a journey into Life Coaching because I thought that including Yoga with how to help others live more productively and positively would be helpful to my career. Venturing into becoming a Yoga Instructor that included Life Coaching themes and meditations has enabled me to begin my dream of holding Workshops.

3. I began doing Essential Yoga Workshops just this year that incorporates a yoga class, essential oils, and a Nidra class with powerful affirmations to encourage people to move forward in their lives. This Workshop helps them learn how to intentionally relax and let go of those things that n o longer serve them.

4. I have also ventured into becoming trained for Trauma Sensitive Yoga and working with a Veteran and his equine therapist Horse, Bella and have began making videos of such work.

 What do you never leave the house without? My phone, computer, backpack filled with books, journal, pens and food/water.

Where are your favorite places to experience? I have traveled to the Mediterranean and it is my favorite out of the country place by far. But I travel although right now to see my kids and first grand-baby, Barrett and that is my favorite of all and my daughter in Ventura Beach.

What are the first three words that come to your mind when someone says: “grounded” or “connected?” Centered. Content. Strong.

teri undreiner horseWe want to know what your typical morning looks like! What does your daily practice look like?

My daily practice …First thing in the morning I make coffee and I take it outside with my Bible, and or another book I’m reading about living a conscious lifestyle. I also take my journal to write down my thoughts and then my computer as well. I like to share my most fun thought of the day first to encourage others if I can.

I either go to a yoga class or I do a 5/15 minute sequence of my own before work. I put on some emotionally moving music and use those moments to do my sequence as a dance. I use it as a worshipful practice to begin my day off in the right attitude and mindset.

What is one mantra that is like a remedy for your soul?

I made this mantra up coming from a lifestyle before Yoga that was a people pleasing lifestyle. “ I’m not who I thought I was, and I don’t know who I will be, but I am confident of this, that I am becoming who I am.” I also ask myself the question, “ How are the connections?” I do this because if the connections aren’t encouraging me to live that life of authenticity and worry free of pleasing others, then I seek to change that.

How do you channel your inner 5 year old? 

I think that I live with such wonder already in my life, that I stay in that child-likeness all the time. I also play with my crazy dogs. They keep me playful. Plus having a grandchild. Nothing better than that for calling out to that child within.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself. 

I got my nose pierced at this years SYF ( 2015) and my first tattoo at 62 years old a bit later. It’s the lotus because I love the story of the journey of the lotus. When the light draws up the lotus from the muddy and murky pond, the pressure of the rising against the water enables the soil on the lotus to begin to fall away and by the time it reaches the world outside of the water, that which muddied it up and held it down has been purged. That has been very fun to watch happening in my life!

Teri Undreiner GraffitiWhat is your favorite pose to teach in your classes? And why?

I love Warrior Two straight into Exalted Warrior because it is so strong and confident. I love that it is reaching forward as well as back signifying that often life takes you back and forth and you get to learn how to steady yourself. I love going straight into Exalted Warrior because as a faith based yoga teacher, the strength I receive from God through that gives my heart such a burst of gratitude that it just is natural to go from warrior 2 straight there. I like to add on Humble Warrior right after that because it just makes sense to me in that trinity. I think I love these because they give great ideas for intentions, meditations, and themes. So, even though there are 3 here, they become as one pose for me together.

If you’re not on a yoga mat, where can we find you?

Work, writing,  songwriting/ singing, walking dogs.

Pamela Joy Teacher Feature

Pamela Joy Teacher Feature

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Meet Joy Nanda, CranioSacral Therapist, Yoga & Meditation Intstructor

We recently chatted with Joy and discovered bliss…

Pam Padme no background smallNAME: Joy Nanda

EMAIL: contact Joy through her website…

WEBSITE/BLOG: joynanda.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter/Instagram Facebook: craniosedona

Occupation: CranioSacral Therapist, Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Hometown: All over upstate New York

Current Town: Sedona

Where has yoga taken you? 

Yoga has taken me to a place of self-acceptance and compassion for others that trascends everyday “reality.” I feel comfortable in my own skin, and no longer feel the need to project “negatives” onto others. When I truly embraced the philosophy and teachings of yoga, all my challenges in this life, including health challenges, were put into a perspective from which healing truly began, and I am enjoying the journey wherever it takes me.

What are the 4 most pivotal occasions in your career both in and outside of Yoga?

  • Leaving a Medical Scool faculty position to pursue alternative forms of healing.
  • Becoming a Yoga Therapist to bring the healing power of Yoga to everyone, regardless of physical ability.
  • Leaning how to use meditation techniques as therapy for stress-related condtions.
  •  Putting it all together to develop a holistic brain health program.

What do you never leave the house without? Water and awareness of where I’m going in this life.

Where are your favorite places to experience? The Hangover Trail here in Sedona, and the parking lot at Natural Grocers, where I almost always encounter a good friend or two.

What are the first three words that come to your mind when someone says: “grounded” or “connected?” Yogi, Muladhara, Santosha

We want to know what your typical morning looks like! What does your daily practice look like? 20 minutes of seated meditation followed by asana flow as inspirted, or a yin sequence for specific meridians as needed. Checking in with my gratitude list to close.

What is one mantra that is like a remedy for your soul? Om, Gum, Ganapataye Namaha seems to cover every situation. Asato Ma is my prayer.

How do you channel your inner 5 year old? Marveling at nature and playing with my cats.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself. I lived through the 1960s. And I remember most of it.

What is your favorite pose to teach in your classes? And why? Balancing Half Moon – most of my students never dream they can do it when they see a demo, but actually manage it quite easily. The balancing in the pose is actually the sun and moon aspects of Hatha yoga brought together perfectly in one pose, not just the aspect of balancing on one leg. The exhilaration of completing the pose, the inversion and extension of all the limbs is balanced with the moon aspect of grounding into the earth with both leg and arm, and feeling supported in a way we don’t usually access in daily life.

If you’re not on a yoga mat, where can we find you? Working with clients one-on-one in CranioSacral sessions or teaching meditation.

Mimi Solaire

Mimi Solaire

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Meet Mimi Solaire, yoga educator…

We recently chatted with Mimi, just to see how things are taking flight…
MimiS42-evEMAIL: email Mimi.
WEBSITE/BLOG: www.mimisolaire.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Occupation: yoga educator
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Current Town: Phoenix, Arizona

Where has yoga taken you?

On the physical level I have presented at workshops and conferences throughout the US. I have also led retreats in Southeast Asia- Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia. I have traveled to India to experience yoga from the Motherland.

The inner journey has been far more interesting. I rely on my inner GPS to guide me and often “redirect” me when I get off course. Although I ‘m still not sure where I’m headed I am enjoying the ride and the adventure.

What are the 4 most pivotal occasions in your career both in and outside of Yoga?

  1.  Ending my graphic design business to teach yoga full time
  2. My dvd “Back in Shape” got a good review in Yoga Journal
  3. Teaching at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
  4. Every day is a pivotal occasion living yoga.

What do you never leave the house without?

My cell phone and lipstick.

Where are your favorite places to experience?

I love to explore different cultures. My curiosity has led me to live with and photograph the Choco Indians in the jungle of Panama for two weeks. Also I traveled to Mexico, Southeast Asia, Pakistan, India, Australia and Europe.

 What are the first three words that come to your mind when someone says: “grounded” or “connected?”

Balanced, focused, peaceful

mimi upside downWe want to know what your typical morning looks like! What does your daily practice look like?

I teach most mornings before 8 after walking my dogs. My schedule changes every day but I usually continue to teach or practice until 2.  Then I begin the evening classes at 4 or 5.

My daily practice varies. I do hot yoga 2/3 times a week, lead aerial yoga classes 3 times a week and then practice aerials- silks, trapeze and ropes twice a week with my instructor.  During my break in the afternoon I meditate and stretch.

What is one mantra that is like a remedy for your soul?

Be Truthful, Gentle and Fearless

How do you channel your inner 5 year old?

My aerials practice is a result of climbing trees as a kid and hanging upside down on the swing set in my back yard.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

I’m a Steelers fan.

What is your favorite pose to teach in your classes? And why?

I don’t teach poses. Although I begin with alignment, the focus is on the internal experience of the breath and how it awakens emotions, thoughts and underlying sensations in the moment. My favorite pose is awareness on or off the mat.

If you’re not on a yoga mat, where can we find you?

Dancing, enjoying live music with friends, walking my two dogs.

SYF Presenter Amalia Camateros

SYF Presenter Amalia Camateros

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Amalia Camateros, N.D. author of Spirit of the Stones – A Retrieval of Earth Wisdom, is a Transformational Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner, Empowerment Coach and Intuitive Healer. She started her career as a Naturopathic Doctor in Australia where she owned and ran a clinic of 14 holistic practitioners and has worked in the field of health and consciousness for 30yrs. She was also the private health practitioner for the renowned Australian band “INXS” for over 6 years. She has taught Foot Reflexology to 3 colleges in Australia and continues to offer classes and trainings in the USA. She has garnered a notable reputation as a ceremonial dancer who has inaugurated conferences with her ceremonial dance for Alberto Villoldo, Jose Arguelles, David Hawkins, Michael Beckwith, and Robert Mirabal. She has also worked her shamanic dance segments into events and workshops for Neale Donald Walsch, Deepak Chopra and David Wolfe. Amalia is as a powerful facilitator of her shamanic based “EarthSpirit Dance™” workshops at conferences, expos, events and workshops both nationally and internationally. As a wisdom guide she inspires us to reconnect with the Earth as a sacred temple of Living Spirit. A service of her mastery is to integrate the Spirit Self into the Body, and embody the wisdom of the Earth into the blossoming of the full potential self.

Learn more about Amalia at: earthspiritwisdom.com

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Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey

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Meet Anton Holmes Mackey

We recently chatted with Anton… he’s been in some cool publications lately!  Congrats, Brother…
Anton ProfileEMAIL:
WEBSITE/BLOG: www.antonyoga.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Occupation: yogi
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Current Town: Scottsdale, Arizona

Where has yoga taken you?

Yoga has taken me on a journey to get to know my soul. It has taken me around the country and the world. It has been the best guide in my life.

What are the 4 most pivotal occasions in your career both in and outside of Yoga?

  1. My very first yoga class August, 14 2008
  2. Getting my very first yoga class on the At One Yoga Schedule
  3. Teaching at Wanderlust
  4. Teaching at every Sedona Yoga Festival

What do you never leave the house without?

Never leave home without CONFIDENCE My lava rock Mala with protective crystal

Where are your favorite places to experience?

Favorite place to experience is Havasupai Falls.

 What are the first three words that come to your mind when someone says: “grounded” or “connected?”

Calm
Peaceful
Direct

We want to know what your typical morning looks like! What does your daily practice look like?

Wake up and lie in bed and think of 5 things I’m grateful, then get up and meditate for a minimum of 7 minutes, then walk my dogs, then off to teach.

What is one mantra that is like a remedy for your soul?

Everything that is happening to me is coming from me.  And TRUST

Anton upside downHow do you channel your inner 5 year old?

Anything Star Wars channels my inner 5 year old!

Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

I’m partially def in one ear. Huh!?!?!

What is your favorite pose to teach in your classes? And why?

Favorite pose to teach GODDESS! Every class, every time. It channels the strength and softness in all of us.

If you’re not on a yoga mat, where can we find you?

If I’m not on my mat I want to be Traveling.

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