Known for its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects, deep spirituality, and vortex energy, Sedona, Arizona plays host to the inaugural Sedona Yoga Festival & Healing Arts Conference. Set among Sedona red rocks and flowing www.sedonayogafestival.com canyons, SYF2013 is a multi-venue event; a destination experience with full immersion into energy consciousness and yoga. Whether you are enjoying a pristine resort or couch-surfing, sun salutations and stargazing will leave you equally in awe.
Host properties Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona Rouge Hotel, Seven Centers Yoga Arts, Sedona Hilton Resort and Spa, and Sedona Creative Life Center welcome you to all corners of this stunning landscape. The very special Hearts of Hope tract focuses on releasing trauma, grief, PTSD and other systemic issues from painful life experience. The Living Energy Workshop tract features presentations and energy healing demonstrations by leaders in energy medicine. Energy techniques apply the latest insights from quantum physics and a holistic understanding. “Sedona Yoga Festival & Healing Arts Conference meets each person where they are and offers an opportunity for healing, regeneration or your next challenge in the wonderful world of yoga.”
Participants can choose one of the special tracts or opt-in to the many workshops available. Or get the all-access pass, which is deeply discounted until December 21, 2012 for only $247. With yoga workshops complimented by music offerings each evening, films each day, shuttle service and Sedona’s easily accessible trail system, festival goers are offered a soul transforming, heart opening experience and the opportunity to practice, to share, to participate, and to give back. Early Bird pricing is offered until December 31, 2012 on all-access and weekend passes at 50% off. Tickets are available at sedonayogafestival.com.
Local visionary Chris Spheeris kicks off the weekend Thursday evening at the Sedona Creative Life Center. Chris will open the portal with a celebration of Unity consciousness. Through spoken word, poetry, and improvised solo piano, Chris will describe and convey his own sense of Bhakti Yoga through the living state of sustained Presence. He will also offer workshops throughout the weekend. Chris is an internationally renowned, Emmy Award winning recording artist who now shares his inspired state of Being through workshops and spontaneous public appearances.
Kirtan chant artist and sacred singer songwriter David Newman Durga Das shares devotional music and the spiritual, meditative and musical aspects of yoga on Friday evening. He and his wife Mira also offer a workshop, Bhakti Yoga: the Way of Love, teaching how to access the wisdom of your heart through this ancient yet timely practice.
SYF2013 also welcomes Mark Whitwell in support of the Heart of Yoga Peace Project. Mark’s recent book “The Promise” has thrown open the doors, bringing access to yoga and consciousness to everyone through his open discussions on breath, asana, energy and the body/mind experience. Receive a life-changing teaching with one who lived and studied with the “teacher of teachers”, T. Krishnamacharya and son TKV Desikachar.
Sedona Yoga Festival & Healing Arts Conference is committed to supporting the conscious efforts of non-profit organizations through the “SYF Shares the Love” program. Through ticket donations, providing links and publishing information at sedonayogafestival.com, SYF2013 gives back with year round support from the heart.