ANOTHER Online Yoga Conference This Weekend

Came across ANOTHER online yoga conference that is happening this weekend, starting tomorrow actually. I think it’s awesome that this platform is being used to make yoga more accessible to the masses.  While I know it’s expensive to host a multi-day event, those in-person yoga conferences and festivals exclude so many people due to the cost.  The one downside to utilizing the internet is the lack of physical community and space for the practice. I’ve carved out a small area in my bedroom for my home yoga practice since it’s the main way I get my practice in these days but I miss the feeling of being a part of a larger physical collective (although at last night’s class, I could have gone without the woman next to me who was super distracting by doing her own practice and she lacked some serious space awareness eg her foot in my face…okay digressing).

So, getting to the details of why you are probably reading this! The Yoga Is Online Conference starts Thursday, April 30 and goes until Friday, May 3. The cost of the conference is $39, which gives you unlimited access to all the content during and after this weekend, which means you can watch it at anytime and you aren’t limited to just this weekend. To me, it’s not quite a conference but more me buying a series of yoga downloads.

The conference is hosted by Yoga Is, a documentary about one woman’s path with yoga. Suzanne Bryant, who is the filmmaker and the woman featured in the documentary, created this conference, to include 30 yoga and meditation teachers  such as Seane Corn, Dharma Mittra, Baron Baptiste, Kathryn Budig, Congressman Tim Ryan, Sally Kempton, and Rodney and Colleen Yee.  “Over the four days, seven to eight videos will be offered per day. The videos will contain two main sections: an interview with the teacher, then an immediate follow up class that will relate to the content of the interview.” You get 30 minute interviews and classes with each of the instructors.

The topics all look really interesting and definitely not content that I can normally access with my online yoga subscriptions.  I’m on the fence with this since I’ve had an extra frugal mindset recently. If you are reading this and purchase the conference, please feel free to share your thoughts and comments. I’m sure this won’t be the last one so feedback for future years would be helpful!



FREE Online Yoga Conference This Weekend

Oh hey. Yes, it’s been awhile. I hate the whole “I’m sooooo busy” reason but in part it was true – full time job, teaching five yoga classes, trying to squeeze in my own personal practice and training for a half marathon. Oh and those family and social obligations. But, there were lots of days where I mindlessly watched TV or was doing something totally unproductive. And you know what, sometimes, you need those days. For me, it was a few months.

Anyhow, I came across this on my Facebook feed a couple of weeks ago and thought to myself that I definitely needed to post this on the blog. But procrastination is one of my best qualities so here it is coming to you now.

Yoga International is hosting a FREE three-day event, the Living Yoga Conference, full of presentations, practices, and workshops from 13 renowned teachers such as Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, and Elena Brower to just name a few, and it’s all happening online.  There will be “over 15 hours of presentation, practices, yoga classes, and guided meditations”.  There is also an option for the conference pass for $99, which gives you unlimited access to all the presentations, video downloads, and bonus materials.  YogaDork, who is a media sponsor, has a discount code for 10% off the conference pass.  The code is LYC1699.  Events start 10 AM Eastern time all three days so for all the non-morning people on the West Coast like myself, get that pot of coffee set up the night before.

ALSO, Yoga International offers a TON of FREE yoga classes on their site ranging from 15 minutes to full 90 minute classes! FREE FREE FREE full length classes!!!  Pretty awesome.  There is also a lot of other resources on their site (I saw a tab for yoga videos and articles in Spanish) so if you are looking to learn more about yoga on and off the mat, be sure to check out the site.