1st Annual Accessible Yoga Conference

Sat. Sep 12, 2015 at 8:30am - Sun. Sep 13, 2015 at 5:00pm PDT
18 and Over
$0.00 - $300.00
18 and Over
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$0.00 - $300.00
18 and Over
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Join the world’s leading adaptive Yoga teachers for a weekend of education, community-building, and inspiration. We’ll explore ways to make Yoga available to everyone regardless of ability. All Yoga students and teachers are welcome.

The mission of the 1st Annual Accessible Yoga Conference is to provide a forum where the Yoga community can come together to connect, share, and support those who wish to expand access to the Yoga teachings for people with disabilities, chronic illness, seniors, and people who may not feel comfortable in a regular yoga class.

Join us for a full two-day program which includes asana classes, workshops, and panel discussions with senior adaptive Yoga teachers on a variety of topics related to increasing access to Yoga. Topics range from adapting poses to community building. You'll also get a preview of the Teacher Training programs offered by conference faculty.

Vegetarian lunch is included each day, as well as an evening concert with Mirabai & Friends Kirtan Band. Once you sign up you'll be asked to choose from a selection of conference programs. Join us for the first Yoga conference dedicated to sharing Yoga with every body!

For more detailed information on the Conference schedule please visit our website: www.accessibleyoga.org

Refunds are available up to August 31, 2015. After that date no refunds are available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Conference Faculty:

Matthew Sanford, founder of Mind Body Solutions, author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence
Keynote Address

Judy Weaver, founder of Connected Warriors Free Yoga for Vets
Workshop: Being Present Amidst Chaos and Peace

Stacie Dooreck, author of Sunlight Chair Yoga
Asana Class: Chair Yoga: Yoga for Everyone!

Haris Lender, founder of Kidding Around Yoga
Workshop: Accessible Yoga for Kids: Everything's Gonna Be A-OKAY (Accessible Online Kidding Around Yoga)

JoAnn Lyons, director of Piedmont Yoga Community’s Disability Program
Asana Class: Asana: Moving from Wheelchair to Floor and Back Again - Play Time with Props

Cheri Clampett, founder of Therapeutic Yoga Training, co-author of the Therapeutic Yoga Kit
Asana Class: Therapeutic Yoga for Healing, with live music by Avahara

Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga
Workshop: Empowerment through Yoga - Finding Health & Peace in Practice

Dianne Bondy, founder of Yogasteya
Asana Class: Yoga for All Progressive Asana class. Rated E for Everyone - Everyone is welcome

Marsha Danzig
, founder of Yoga for Amputees
Workshop: Serving the Amputee Population with Yoga - A Primer for Yoga Teachers , Yoga Practitioners, and People Working with Amputees

Melanie Klein
, co-founder of Yoga and Body Image Coalition
Round Table Discussion: What a Yogi Looks Like - Yoga, Body Image + Diversity

Thalia González, assistant professor of politics at Occidental College
Round Table Discussion: What a Yogi Looks Like - Yoga, Body Image + Diversity

Jessica Rhodes
, founder of Yoga Seed Collective, Sacramento, CA
Panel Discussion: Next Steps: Community, Cooperation and Compassion



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Santa Barbara Yoga Center 32 E Micheltorena St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101