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Wisdom On the Wing

Taking Flight with Our 2020 Faculty

Artists and authors. Healers and holistic practitioners. Ayurvedic and energetic experts. Philosophers and performers. Musicians and meditation leaders. Scientists and shamans. 

Yogis—and YOU. What do the members of this diverse, dedicated and delightful group have in common? We’re all part of the life-changing Sedona Yoga Festival. And it’s with GREAT excitement that we unveil our spirit guides for this year: the esteemed SYF 2020 faculty. 

RETURNING PRESENTERS: Your Advocates in Evolution

We’re blessed to be in a place to which people always yearn to return—so our 2020 roster is brimming with the wisdom of vanguard teachers from all over the country. Respected alum Sara Ivanhoe, a lifelong yogi who’s currently teaching the benefits of yoga for healthy sleep to students at USC, joins us again, while “yoga biologist” Dr. Sundar Balasubramian offers up his wealth of pranic expertise. Master Teacher Dana Damara brings a shamanic sensibility to her fiery and spiritual classes, along with beloved Kundalini “rebels” Ana Brett and Ravi Singh and ISHTA Yoga founders Alan and Sarah Finger. If you’re not signed up for our newsletter, please do (at bottom of page); we’ll be announcing new faculty as they join!

FIRST-TIME FACULTY: Empowering New Energy

Desiree Rumbaugh, Wisdom Warriors™ founder and author of Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit and Yoga, brings her famously open heart to our offerings this year. We’re also excited to be holding space (and poses) for Yin Yoga founder Paulie Zink, who’s joining our faculty for the first time. Dianne Bondy, diversity/inclusion warrior and author of Yoga for Everyone, brings her welcoming warmth to the roster in 2020—along with Yogini on the Loose Gina Caputo, creatrix of Integrated Vinyasa™ and Founder/Director of the Colorado School of Yoga. Again, new presenters are joining the fold every week, so please check in often for updates. 

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HEALING HEARTS: Yoga for PTSD Training (CEUs)

Yoga has always been a universal healing balm, particularly for those living with past or present trauma. With this in mind, Sedona Yoga Festival has always been passionate about empowering yoga teachers to nurture this unique community. Over the years, we are proud to have trained hundreds of teachers and impacted thousands of souls. Judy Weaver, Founder of Connected Warriors , heads up the Traumatic Stress, Resiliency and Healing with Yoga training faculty this year with Ravi Singh and Pete A. Sanders Jr. contributing. 

EXTRA, EXTRA: Expo, Sacred Sound, Energy Medicine + More

Acharya Shunya brings a wealth of Ayurvedic knowledge, and a range of energy medicine practitioners (including Robert W. Tumm, Sandra Walter, Anahata Ananda and others) will be on hand to help you fine-tune your resonance. As always, the whole conference will be awash with sacred sound, from healing kirtan with Wah! and Girish to the celebratory strains of Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band + more. And finally, this year’s Expo promises to be our most exciting yet—bursting with high-vibration food and drink, colorful conscious boutiques and so many wonderful reasons to gather with friends old and new. 


Now in our eighth year, 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. During a time when so much of the world feels dangerously beyond our control, we’re blessed to be able to offer YOU—the co-creators of our collective consciousness—this opportunity to come together in community.

From the spiritual heritage of yoga to the future of the practice as we know it, this is your chance to expand and explore under the guidance of our esteemed faculty, and in the embrace of your peers. Because here’s the great thing about evolution: by definition, it’s open to everyone. There’s no wrong place to start, and there’s no pre-ordained finish line. Even better: although mind-body-spirit transformation can be a deeply personal process, it’s also supported, empowered and amplified by community. Secure your spot today!

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