SYF Blog

  • How Gratitude Improves Our Well-Being

    We make a point during this time of year to outwardly express gratitude for the good things in our lives. Some take to social media or a journal each day to write about something  for which they are thankful, while others specify time for prayer with the theme of gratitude. There seems to be no limit to the quotes, blogs,

  • From Stress to Inspiration Sedona Magic

    Living in Sedona and consciously practicing what you preach it’s easy to forget how it is “out there” in the “main land” for most people… I get frequent reminders with clients from big cities visiting for tune-ups and their much needed “Sedona time”. I observe them arrive enveloped in broken grey auras, lower energy centers clogged with what seems like

  • The sky is blue… but all I see is grey.

    The efficacy of Yoga, Meditation and other mindfulness practices as treatment and prevention has been beyond proven in our scientific community, as well as described in the ancient texts of this thousands of years old science.

  • Gratitude

    A bright golden leaf framed by a clear sky floated lightly to earth. My mind was transfixed on the leaf that marked the advent of autumn and the cycles of seasons within life. Deepak Chopra once remarked that he was now in the autumn of his life. What a wonderful way to remind us that life has its seasons just

  • Connect to the Present Moment

    by SYF2015 Presenter Alicia Valentyn, RYT LMT   What’s the Best Way to Connect to the Present Moment? I connect to the Present Moment by way of my Breath. In yoga the Breath is known as Prana. Take a Moment now and Notice Your Breath. Notice the Quality, Rate and State of your Breath. Is Your Breath Relaxed, Smooth and Free from

  • Yoga For Personal Growth – Yoga Is About Living!

    by SYF2015 presenter Hope Zvara Yoga has taught me a lot about life and living. My mom (also a yoga teacher) and I often chat jokingly about how being awake in the world is a blessing and a curse. As yoga heightens your awareness of the things, people, actions, and words that are around you as well as what goes

  • the Art of Toes…

    I had no idea anything like Toe Reading existed until this past February. My girlfriend and partner, Leah Misty and I were attending as presenters here at the Sedona Yoga Festival and she seemed quite excited about one class. I saw nothing else on the schedule that piqued my curiosity as much, and knowing this would be fun for her, we went.