SYF2022: Give It Up For Grace
Sedona Yoga Festival is honored to be leading the conversation—and facilitating authentic connection between people, passion, and potential. We couldn’t be more excited about what we’re creating…together.
Join us June 2-5, 2022 entirely outdoors in beautiful Posse Grounds Park, Sedona, AZ
*scroll down to “SYF2022 Ticket Types” to learn about scholarships and the new refundable ticket option
Introducing SYF2022 Ticket Types
Please read through the details of all tickets carefully before making your selection. All Passes and Tickets are transferable and non-refundable*. Any questions may be answered on our FAQ page or can be directed to the Team. Contact Us.
Sedona Yoga Festival is offering refundable ticket and scholarship options for SYF2022.
If you are pandemic-wary or unable to ensure that you will be able to commit to attend in June, we are offering a refundable ticket option. Please note that these tickets are refundable in full up until 12am PT on May 31, 2022 — the morning that the festival begins. Refund processing may take up to two weeks. You will not be eligible for a refund after the event starts. All other ticket types, as they have always been, are nonrefundable.
Scholarships are awarded on the honor system, we simply ask that you take ten minutes to let us know why you are requesting a scholarship to SYF2022, and how your participation in the festival will be of benefit to you and your community. Scholarships are not available for all ticket types. Please see ticket type descriptions below for availability. If you select the scholarship tier, you will have an opportunity to submit a form that demonstrates your need. Here is a simple form to fill out if you are requesting a scholarship.
Festival All-Access Pass:
Access to a huge variety of classes, workshops, special events, kirtans, evening classes, plenary sessions, intimate keynotes, industry sessions, gatherings, lounges, outdoor classes and more throughout the weekend. Does not include the optional Yoga for PTSD training. First access to schedule preregistration. Scholarships are available for these tickets, at 25% off and 50% off. See above instructions for how to apply.
Regular Price (nonrefundable) STARTING APRIL 1 = $477
Refundable Price = $150 add-on
Festival All-Access Plus Pass:
Includes All-Access Pass, commemorative T-Shirt, shaker cup, and meditation cushion. Also includes access to private lounge, invitation to off-site reception with Presenters, Sponsors, and Donors. Enjoy a speedy check-in and cell concierge support throughout the weekend. Includes the optional Yoga for PTSD training (with advance registration). First access to schedule preregistration.
Regular Price (nonrefundable) STARTING APRIL 1 = $677
Refundable Price = $150 add-on
Yoga for PTSD Training:
A 20-hour introductory certification. Designed to provide yoga teachers with the skills to share yoga with first responders, veterans, trauma survivors, those affected by PTSD and Traumatic Stress, as well as caregivers and service providers. Thursday all day. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning. Does not include access to SYF. For access to the festival please see Yoga for PTSD Training + All Access Pass ticket. Scholarships are available for these tickets, at 25% off, 50% off, 75% off, and a full scholarship. See above instructions for how to apply.
Regular Price (nonrefundable) STARTING APRIL 1 = $397
Refundable Price = $150 add-on
Yoga for PTSD Training + All-Access Festival Pass:
A Festival pass, with a complete 20-hour certification track integrated into the SYF experience. Designed to provide yoga teachers with the skills to share yoga with first responders, veterans, trauma survivors, those affected by PTSD and Traumatic Stress, as well as caregivers and service providers. Thursday all day. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning with full access to the Sedona Yoga Festival at all other times. First access to schedule preregistration. Scholarships are available for these tickets, at 25% off, 50% off, and 75% off. See above instructions for how to apply.
Regular Price (nonrefundable) STARTING APRIL 1 = $497
Refundable Price = $150 add-on
Pranayama with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian
June 2, 2022
Pranayama is one of the key practices within the Yoga discipline. In addition to Asanas and Meditation, Pranayama is gaining increasing importance in the Western world. The availability of ancient literature and modern scientific evidence is sparse on this subtopic of Yoga. Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a pioneer in the area of salivary biomarkers combining Pranayama practice. He has been researching techniques related to Pranayama from the ancient and unique Siddha tradition. He has published scientific research papers and book on Thirumanthiram, written by Saint Thirumoolar. This workshop consisting of both theoretical and practical components is unique in combining ancient wisdom with modern science based on his first hand research.
The attendees will be able to
Get acquainted with the ancient literary excerpts on Pranayama.
Get to practice key exercises from both the Pranayama tradition and new exercises designed by Dr. Sundar.
Understand the biological mechanisms of Pranayama.
Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a Cell Biology researcher currently studying cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in resistance to cancer therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He is also a Yoga Biology researcher, and is the Founder/Director of PranaScience Institute. Sundar’s Yoga research has provided scientific evidence how Yoga breathing practices could promote wellbeing in health and disease. His first book is “PranaScience: Decoding Yoga Breathing”, and his latest book is “Mind Your Breathing: The Yogi’s Handbook with 37 Pranayama Exercises”. His recent audio album is “Chanting Is Pranayama”. He was a speaker at TEDx Charleston 2015, and his video is among the most popular in the field (~600,000 views). This JC Bose Memorial Awardee’s work is well publicized through Discover magazine, New York Times, Huffington Post, and other popular media.
Prana ~ The Secret of Life, Health & Longevity with Saul David Ray
June 2, 2022 | 10:00am – 3:30pm
Prana ~ The Secret of Life, Health & Longevity
Working with the 5 elements for Healing, Awakening and Rejuvenation
Join renowned teacher Saul David Raye for this inspiring full day immersion on the sacred land of Sedona.
A full 5 hour immersion into Prana Vidya the underlying science of yoga and a deepening of your practice and experience.
There is no concept more central to Yoga and life than Prana (life force). It is present within all living things and is the key to health, longevity and balance. According to ancient yogic teachings, Mother Prana is a living intelligence that is both the inner teacher and the gateway to the Soul. This immersion will share teachings and practices to support you in awakening and strengthening the flow of Prana within, developing intuition and cultivating a deeper, richer energetic experience within your practice.
Class will include:
• Full day of Practice and teachings with Saul in the beauty of Sedona
• Yogic Teachings on Prana the Mother of Life
• Working directly with the 5 elements
• Practices to deepen your yoga practice
• Breathwork Practice
• Full Practice in the morning with asana, breathwork, chanting and meditation
• Pranic Meditations
• Healing Chants Mantras for healing and the 5 elements
• Practices for tapping into the flow of Universal Energy
• Practices for working directly with earth and the 5 elements
• Deep Relaxation
• Time out in nature
All levels welcome
Please bring a lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, hat and appropriate layers.
Also a yoga mat, any props you need, a journal and pen.
Wisdom Warriors™ If You Build It, They Will Come”
June 6, 2022
Wisdom Warriors™: If You Build It, They Will Come. The second half of life is a time when many people finally begin to have the time to devote to their practice. Even if they are seasoned practitioners, the inevitable changes in the body can make this journey seem more and more problematic. This immersion will give people tools they can use in their practice and/or teaching to build or re-build their strength and stamina at mid-life and beyond.
Open Your Heart: A Bhakti Yoga and Creativity Intensive with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (morning only, open to all)
Monday June 6th, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Morning Session 10am -1pm Awakening The Yogi-Artist
Join Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a Bhakti Yoga and creativity immersion that will open your heart and rekindle your soul. The morning session is designed for anyone who is seeking to open their heart and creativity. The afternoon session is designed for yoga teachers and trainees seeking to bring more inspiration to their classes. You can register for just the morning session, just the afternoon, or the whole day.
Sometimes in life and Yoga practice, we yearn for creative inspiration that reinvigorates our spirit. This intensive is an invitation to drink from the life-giving well of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of the heart. Sing from the depths of your soul, tap into your inner poet, and rejoice in the awakening of your unique voice and creativity during this inspirational immersion.
During the morning session, Sean and the band will create a safe, deep, and playful space for you to:
• Tune your being with singing meditation, kirtan chanting, song, and dance
• Explore your own life story more deeply through interactive storytelling, mythology, coloring, and journaling
• Spark a romance with life itself and explore the love poetry of the Bhakti tradition
The morning session will be accompanied by the live grooves of The Wild Lotus Band, featuring guitar and bass player Alvin Young and percussionist and vocalist Gwendolyn Colman.
Yoga Teachers’ Inspiration Workshop: How To Bring More Heart & Musicality To Your Yoga Classes with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (full day, yoga teachers only)
Morning Session 10am -1pm
Afternoon Session, 2:30-5:30pm
The afternoon session is designed for yoga teachers and trainees who are seeking to infuse fresh energy and inspiration into their teaching. Learn helpful tips and tools for cultivating more depth, imagination, and inspiration in your teaching through the arts of bhakti yoga – song, music, language, poetry, creative movement, and ritual. Sean will share some of his insights cultivated over 20 years of merging Hatha and Bhakti yoga in his teaching, practice, and trainings that he guides, and facilitate exercises to support teachers in opening their voice and creativity in a playful, safe and supportive atmosphere. We’ll explore how to bring more energy, emotion, dynamics, and musicality to our classes, including advice on how to make potent playlists that support your class flow, and tips for making singing more accessible for you and your students. Yoga Alliance CEU’s available.
It is recommended that you attend Sean’s Bhakti On The Mat class during the weekend of the festival as a reference point for this session.
Please bring a journal and a box of crayons and/or markers.
Kids Yoga Pass:
SYF Offers a full weekend of Kids Yoga programming from 8am–6pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Suggested donation on a sliding scale of $50/day, $10/session, or $100 for the weekend — please donate what you can to help fund this important program! No-one turned away for lack of funds. Register now or on-site. It’s a yoga lifestyle weekend for the kids. Age guideline: 6–13 years old