On the Land Excursions
SYF is excited to present to you this year a plethora of on the land experiences from yoga hikes to sound healings, from botanical tours to energy medicine, from vortex hikes to ceremonies… Our partnership with the Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association opens up doors to an aspect of what makes Sedona super special – the healers that gather here. There will be a significant number of these experiences available on the schedule at SYF2019 – but we are limited by Forest Service rules so be sure to get your ticket early if you would like to pre-register! They will fill up! We encourage you also to book sessions with these hike leaders before and after the event, with friends and family.
We will be adding more information soon. Enjoy.
Title: Yoga Nidra for Kids
Bio: Angie has been teaching yoga in Phoenix for over 11 years, recently adding Integrative Restoration “iRest” yoga nidra guided meditation for people of all populations. Angie loves to help yoga practitioners, new and seasoned, find ways to allow yoga practices to help them find deeper sense of calm in their day to day life.
Class Description: A yoga nidra session will start with the kids with exploring ideas/tools like an inner resource or “safe place”, setting intentions, and sensing the body and the breath. Then an extended savasana, using animal buddies as feedback on the belly, will be practiced using the tools to guide them into a very calm and relaxing experience!
Title: Dance Play Circle
Bio: Drawing upon 30+ years of dance experience rooted in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance, the joyful play of exploring various styles of movement and rhythms, is what I love sharing. Teaching dance for over 14 years accompanied by studies in movement arts and child development (including learning adventures with my 2 children), experience in various child care settings and classrooms, Dance Play is woven of varying threads of inspiration gathered over the years.
Class Description: Each Dance Play circle is an imaginative adventure and invitation for all to shine. Weaving gently guided movement exploration with story elements, rhythm, and rhyme to invite ones unique, inner dance to express. When we step inside the music, such beautiful qualities, characters, and stories are playfully woven within the dance.
Title: Yoga and Music
Bio: Debora Williams has a deep passion for yoga, movement, theater and music. She is a certified yoga instructor and Montessori and Waldorf educator. She draws from her 20+ years of experience.
Class Description: Yoga and Music for kids will integrate music games with yoga movements.
Lou Ann Bruck
Title: Energy Ball Kids Yoga
Bio: Lou Ann Bruck provides an environment of caring, love, and fun. Through teaching Yoga, Zumba, International Folk Dance and Meditation. She has experience in teaching kids yoga at a local Sedona school.
Class Description: Sharing Yoga in a fun way, so there is laughter and the imagination is stimulated. Lessons about Oneness while sitting being in a circle – legs straight in toward the center – as we are all spokes of the wheel, being separate yet part of the whole. Brain exercises using opposite legs and arms. Standing and sitting postures, some active – an example: standing and moving in a circle touching knee to opposite elbow, changing speed. At the close, a little bit of meditation with an energy ball within their own hands, where there are gifts for family or other ideas.
Kids Yoga Program Director
Ana Hansen teaches peace curriculum and yoga at a local Sedona school. She has been practicing and teaching yoga for fifteen years. She is in the midst of writing a book on Kids Yoga. She loves hiking, swimming with dolphins, and spending time with her 8 year-old son and husband.
Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association
Land Excursion Partner
“To form a unified association that is the heart and soul of Sedona’s metaphysical and spiritual business community.
To promote higher consciousness and raise awareness about the excellent products, services and activities offered to our local community and to visitors we serve in the greater Sedona area.”
SMSA business members are qualified professionals that you can trust. Sedona is a spectacular and powerful place. We recognize that visitors to our beautiful community deserve a life-changing experience. Book your sessions and personalized adventures with Sedona Metaphysical Spiritual Association members and you will treasure memories of a journey not found anywhere else in the world.
Title: Playing with the Elements
Bio: Melissa Camacho is a board certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, and NAMA Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Melissa received her 200 Ayur-yoga instructor training from the Ayurvedic Institute in Allbuquerque, New Mexico. Along with acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine, Melissa specializes in the Ayurvedic body therapies such as shirodhara, swedhana, and abhyanga. She is a graduate of Dr. Vasant Lad’s Ayurvedic Institute two year program, and has a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College-Santa Fe. She also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at Heilongjing University of Chinese Medicine in Harbin, People’s Republic of China. She is happy to be a part of the Sedona Yoga Festival.
Class Description: Air! Ether! Fire! Water! Earth! Come join us as we explore these elements through games, movement, and tactile exercises. Join the fun as we get in touch with the elements inside our body, as well as outside in nature. We are truly connected with nature and this class will teach how!
Title: Meditation for Kids
Bio: With over 35 years experience, and over 1000 hours of certification, Terry Dawn brings guidance to: Hatha, Kundalini, and Restorative Yoga, as well as Yoga Nidra, Gong Healing sessions and Mindfulness meditation techniques. With heart and humor, find your way home. Changing the world, one smile, one breath at a time.
Class Description: With Mindfulness meditation practices, we will explore simple techniques to take home, and into daily life. Terry will guide your children with humor and love, to an awareness and peace they can take with them, and revisit anytime. Learn resilience and awareness through fun and games!
Melissa Osborne & Colt Dyer
Bio: Melissa Osborne (RYT 200) and Colton Dyer (KRI 500) Met in Austin, TX while studying at Yoga Yoga. They now live in Sedona with their one-year-old son, Fox. Melissa and Colton teach weekly at 7 Centers Yoga Arts.
Class Description: Family Yoga is a community gathering for parents to meet and share a breath. A light-hearted class of movement, breath and mantra for local families to connect and support. Children can follow along or explore in this safe and magical space.
Title: Peace Dove Finger Painting Craft
Bio: Katarina Houser is a full-time Montessori teacher at a local Sedona school. Katarina loves being creative and teaching children to express themselves through art.
Class Description: Katarina Houser will teach about the principles of peace. Children will create a Peace Dove Finger Painting craft.
Allana Christina Endahl
Title: Kids Yoga+ Breath+ Mindful Movements
Bio: Alanna Christina RYT500hr has a natural connection Teaching Yoga to Kids & Teenagers. After years of teaching from Schools to Summer Camps, she became a Certified 95hr Yoga Alliance Approved Kids Yoga Teacher at Yoga Garden in San Francisco.
Class Description: This special kids’ class is organically structured to flow & follow your child’s natural curiosity & support them on their journey of exploration! Join Alanna Christina for an afternoon of Kids Yoga+Breath+Mindful Moments!
Lisa Faremouth Weber
Title: Chakra Dance for Kids/ Yoga and Mandala Art
Bio: Lisa Faremouth Weber (Sat Inder Kaur) has been teaching kids and adult yoga for over 25 years. She is the founder of Heaven Meets Earth Yoga, The Illuminated Soul Teacher Training and Kunda-Kids Teacher Training, book author and producer of several yoga exercise videos having recently released The Future of Yoga Documentary Film.
Class Description: Children will create an energetic chakra dance and learn about the chakras. Children will create mandala art while practicing yoga.
Title: Mindful Humans Kids Yoga
Bio: Jill Tuttle is the founder and owner of Mindful Humans, a company that is dedicated to teaching mindfulness & yoga practices to children, teachers and families. She is a certified Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor and lives in the mountains of Heber City, UTAH with her husband of nearly 20 yrs., three incredible humans and two pups named Moose & Cosmo. Follow Mindful Humans on social media for fun ways on how to implement mindfulness practices into your daily lives.
Class Description: Come and join in the fun as we explore and learn about children’s yoga & mindfulness through song, dance, nature & art. Age appropriate curriculum introduces interactive play to help encourage the children to incorporate breath work, simple yoga poses and mindfulness techniques into their daily lives while providing them with strategies to help self soothe, boost confidence and show love to themselves and those around them.
Title: Kids Yoga
Bio: Samantha Sambrooke is a certified kids yoga instructor and loves bringing aspects of the yoga practice to a younger generation. She teaches to kids of all ages and is a mom with a young one herself.
Class Description: Samantha Sambrooke brings a balance of high energy through games and asanas to her kids yoga classes along with quiet time and space for connecting to breath. She also brings in group and partner activities to keep the kids engaged and creative.