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OUR PRESENTERS

Seane Corn • Leslie Kaminoff • Waylon Lewis
Shiva Rea • Rod Stryker • Lisa Walford

 

Kellie Adkins •  Cailen Ascher •  Liza Bertini •  Cahla Bloom •  Deena Blumenfeld • Sarah Bond •  Jason Campbell
Jill Carey •  Francesca Cervero •  Racheal Cook •
Matt Corker •  Laura Cornell •  Nicole DeAvilla
Wren Dogget •  Joan Dwyer •  Nt Etuk •
Merry Everest •  Vicki Forman •  Susan Foxley •  Alyssa Gaustad
Joti Gore •
Julie Gudmestad •  Jennifer Hoffman •  Sara Ivanhoe •  Hansa Knox Johnson • Astrid Kastenberg
Hala Khouri •  Gary Kissiah •  Scott Kleinfeld •  Jodi Komitor •
Terra Pfund Kroll •  Dr. Julie Ann Liefeld
Valerie Lindstorm •  Andrea Loper •  Sarah Lynn •
Darren Main •  Noreen McGill •  Jane Mirshak
Sherry Zak Morris •  Andrew Mottaz • Karen
Mozes •  Adam O'Neill •  Cheryl Oribabor •  Julie Pate
Jennifer Pierotti •
Sharon Pinitore •  Lynann Politte •  Maureen Priest •  Katherine Roberts
Andrea Schiavone •
Jessie Stricchiola •  Valentina Taran •  Ava Taylor •  Felicia Tomasko
Rosa Vissers •
Jaime Walker •  Julian Walker •  Eric Walrabenstein •  Amy Wheeler
Justin Michael Williams •  Deborah Williamson

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Your registration to the Business of Yoga Conference includes three days of inspirational sessions, networking opportunities, asana practices, healthy meals and refreshments, and will include a special membership meeting for Yoga Alliance Members.

 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Registration is open from 12:00 noon – 7:30 pm
Exhibits are open from 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Asana: Using Iyengar Principles to Build an Alignment-Based Ashtanga Practice

Jennifer Pierotti, RYT 500, E-RYT 200
Meridian Ballroom
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Asana

Seane Corn, E-RYT 500

Meridian Ballroom
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Keynote Presentation

Seane Corn, E-RYT 500

Marquis Ballroom
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

Drinks and appetizers sponsored by Hays Affinity, Yoga Alliance’s liability insurance partner
Exhibit Space & Century Pavilion

Friday, August 7, 2015

Registration is open from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibits are open from 7:30 pm – 5:00 pm

6:00 am – 7:15 am

Asana: For Teachers: Strength Yoga for Baby Boomers and Beginners

Vicky Forman, E-RYT 500
Meridian Ballroom
6:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

Marquis Ballroom
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Moderated Roundtables

Moderators include: Nicole DeAvilla, E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT; Noreen McGill, RYT 200; Astrid Kastenberg; Susan Foxley, E-RYT 200
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas
7:00 am – 8:15 am

How to Organize a Successful Yoga Retreat for Your Studio or Community

Sarah Bond, RYT 200 & Lize Bertini, E-RYT 500
TBD
8:30 am – 9:45 am

Keynote

Rod Stryker, E-RYT 500, sponsored by YourGuru

Marquis Ballroom
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Teachers: When is it Time to Take Your Teachings on the Road?

Lynann Polittle
Imperial Ballroom D
10:15 am – 11:30 am

TBD

Ava Taylor
Imperial Ballroom E
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Seven Inspiring Ways Teachers Can Grow Their Business Through Powerful Alliances

Laura Cornell
Imperial Ballroom F
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Panel Discussion: The E-volution of Marketing and Engagement and Why it Matters to You

Jessie Stricchiola (moderator), Scott Kleinfeld, E-RYT 200, Andrew Mottaz, J amie Walker, Nt Etuk, Andrea Schiavone
TBD
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Buffet Lunch with Waylon Lewis

Marquis Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Purposeful Profit for Yoga Studios and Schools: Strategies to Earn More

Kelly Adkins, E-RYT 500, RPTY, RCYT
Imperial Ballroom D
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Alchemy of Yoga Studio Success for the Spiritual Entrepreneur

Jason Campbell, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom E
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Invite the Internet to School as a Virtual Yoga Teacher

Jennifer Hoffman, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom F
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Developing and Growing Niche Markets

Sherry Zak Morris (moderator), E-RYT 200, Deena Blumenfeld, E-RYT 200, RPYT, Jodi Komitor, E-RYT 500, RCYT, Dr. Julia Ann Liefeld, RYT 200
TBD
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Contemplative Communication and Relationships for Teachers and Studios

Valentina Taran, RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom D
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Create and Leave a Legacy as a Yoga Teacher, Studio or School

Deborah Williamson, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom E
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Manage Risk: Understanding Legality as a Yoga Teacher or Studio Owner

Gary Kissiah, RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom F
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Breaking Tradition: Serving Non-Traditional Populations with Yoga

Eric Walrabenstein, E-RYT 500, Julie Pate, Valerie Lindstrom, RYT 200
TBD
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Asana Practice: Come as You Are, Leave Transformed

Mary Everest, RYT 500, E-RYT 200
Meridian Ballroom

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Registration is open from 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibits are open from 7:30 pm – 5:00 pm

6:00 am – 7:15 am

Asana

Alyssa Gaustad, E-RYT 200
Meridian Ballroom
 6:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

 Marquis Ballroom
 7:00 am – 8:00 am 

Moderated Roundtables

Moderators include: Maureen Priest, E-RYT 200, Andrea Loper, E-RYT 200, Cailen Ascher, RYT 200, Sharon Pingitore
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas 
 7:00 am – 8:15 am

TBD

Sarah Lynn
TBD
8:30 am – 9:45 am 

Keynote

Lisa Walford, E-RYT 500
Marquis Ballroom
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Science of the Private Lesson: Profitability as Private Yoga Teacher

Francesca Cervero, E-RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom D
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Corporate Business Strategy: Expanding Your Yoga Teacher Portfolio

Terra Pfund Kroll, E-RYT 200, RCYT
Imperial Ballroom E
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Partnering with Global Brands as a Teacher, Studio or School

Sara Ivanhoe, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom F
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Panel Discussion: How-to Overcome Obstacles and Educate the Public About Yoga

Joti Gore, E-RYT 500, Cahla Bloom, E-RYT 500, Ad am O'Neill
TBD
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Buffet Lunch with Yoga Alliance

Marquis Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Turn Your Passion as a Teacher into a Business

Racheal Cook, RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom D
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Vision Boards: Map Your Future Success as a Yoga Teacher or Studio

Joan Dwyer, RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom E
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Seven Essentials to a Thriving Yoga Business as a Teacher or Studio

Justin Michael Williams & Karen Mozes
Imperial Ballroom F
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Yoga Therapy Today

Amy Wheeler, E-RYT 500, Nicole DeAvilla, E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT, Hansa Knox Johnson, E-RYT 500
TBD
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

For Teachers and Studios: Success Strategies of Niche Yoga Markets

Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom D
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Conscious Leadership

Hala Khouri, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 & Julian Walker, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom E
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Strategies to Grow Your Business as a Yoga Teacher or Studio Owner

Katherine Roberts, E-RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom F
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Karma Yoga: Building and Sustaining Yoga Outreach Programs

Jill Carey, E-RYT 200, Wren Doggett, E-RYT 500, RCYT, Rosa Vissers, Jane Mirshak, E-RYT 200
TBD
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Asana Practice: Come as You Are, Leave Transformed

Mary Everest, RYT 500, E-RYT 200
Meridian Ballroom
 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Registration is open from 6:30 am – 12noon
Exhibits are open from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

6:00 am – 7:15 am

Asana

Julie Gudmestad, sponsored by YogaUOnline, Yoga Alliance’s endorsed partner
Meridian Ballroom
 6:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

Marquis Ballroom
 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Yoga of Web-based Training

Leslie Kaminoff
Marquis Ballroom
9:00 am – 10:15 am

For Teachers and Studios: Communicating Messages via Multiple Media

Felicia Tomasko, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom D
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Guerrilla Marketing for Yoga Teachers and Studios

Darren Main, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom E
9:00 am – 10:15 am

When Goal-Setting as a Teacher or Studio is Not Enough

Matt Croker, RYT 200
Imperial Ballroom F
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Managing Relationships as a Teacher or Studio Owner for Business Growth

Cheryl Oribabor
Imperial Ballroom F
10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote

Shiva Rea, E-RYT 500
Marquis Ballroom
     
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LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL YOGA ENTREPRENEURS HOW TO:

 
  • Cultivate personal and professional growth
  • Define your niche market
  • Conquer the latest and greatest technologies to work for you and your business
  • Create synergies and partnerships in your yoga community
  • Gain and retain loyal customers
  • Elevate your personal brand
  • Shop for products and services that support your yoga business
  • Network and build friendships with leading yoga business owners around the world

and more!

 

 

 

Your registration to the Business of Yoga Conference includes three days of inspirational sessions, networking opportunities, asana practices, healthy meals and refreshments, and will include a special membership meeting for Yoga Alliance Members.