OUR KEYNOTES

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

 

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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 pm – 7:30 pm
Exhibits are open from 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Asana Practice

An Alignment-Based Ashtanga Practice

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

Seane Corn, E-RYT 500

Meridian Ballroom
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Keynote Presentation

Seane Corn, E-RYT 500
Sponsored by GroundedYoga

Marquis Ballroom
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Opening Reception

Drinks and appetizers
Sponsored by Hays Affinity, Yoga Alliance’s liability insurance partner
Entertainment sponsored by Quiesense
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 Practice

Stretch and Strength Yoga for Baby Boomers and Beginners

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

Breakfast Buffet

Start your day with a buffet breakfast, with both vegan and non-vegan options.
Sponsored by Fitness Pro Travel
Marquis Ballroom
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Moderated Roundtables

Grab some breakfast and join in one of the four roundtable discussions. 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

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

Keynote Presentation

Rod Stryker, E-RYT 500

Marquis Ballroom
10:15 am – 11:30 am

Take Your Teachings on the Road

Lynann Polittle
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Imperial Ballroom D
 

TBD

Ava Taylor
Imperial Ballroom E
 

Grow Your Teaching Business Through Powerful Alliances

Laura Cornell
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Imperial Ballroom F
  Panel Discussion

The E-volution of Marketing and Why it Matters to You

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

Buffet Lunch and Keynote Presentation

Waylon Lewis
Keynote sponsored by YourGuru
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Marquis Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Purposeful Profit for the Yoga Entrepreneur

Kellie Adkins, E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT
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Imperial Ballroom D
 

Alchemy of Yoga Studio Success for the Spiritual Entrepreneur

Jason Campbell, E-RYT 500
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Imperial Ballroom E
 

Invite Online Audiences to Class

Jennifer Hoffman, E-RYT 500
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Imperial Ballroom F
  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
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TBD
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Contemplative Communication in Business and Personal Relationships

Valentina Taran, RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom D
 

Create a Legacy: Find Your Core Passion and Make a Living

Deborah Williamson, E-RYT 500
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Imperial Ballroom E
 

Manage Risk: Understanding Legality, Liability and Insurance

Gary Kissiah, RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom F
  Panel Discussion

Breaking Tradition: Serving Non-Traditional Populations with Yoga

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

Come as You Are, Leave Transformed

Merry Everest, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
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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 Practice
Alyssa Gaustad, E-RYT 200
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Meridian Ballroom
6:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

Start your day with a buffet breakfast, with both vegan and non-vegan options.
Marquis Ballroom
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Moderated Roundtables

Grab some breakfast and join in one of the four roundtable discussions.

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

Transforming Your Teacher Training into an Educational Experience

Sarah Lynn, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT
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TBD
8:30 am – 9:45 am

Keynote Presentation

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

The Science of the Private Lesson: Private Yoga Profitability

Francesca Cervero, E-RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom D
 

Healthcare and Corporate Business Strategy

Terra Pfund Kroll, E-RYT 200, RCYT
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Imperial Ballroom E
 

Partnering with Global Brands as a Teacher, Studio or School

Sara Ivanhoe, E-RYT 500
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Imperial Ballroom F
  Panel Discussion

How-to Overcome Obstacles and Educate the Public About Yoga

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

Buffet Lunch with Yoga Alliance

Marquis Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Turn Your Passion into a Business and Life You Love

Racheal Cook, RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom D
 

Vision Boards: Map Your Future Success

Joan Dwyer, RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom E
 

Seven Essentials to a Thriving Yoga Business

Justin Michael Williams & Karen Mozes
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Imperial Ballroom F
  Panel Discussion

Yoga Therapy Today

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

Success Strategies for Niche Yoga Markets

Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom D
 

Conscious Leadership

Hala Khouri, RYT 500, E-RYT 200 & Julian Walker, E-RYT 500
Imperial Ballroom E
 

Unique Selling Point: Step-by-step Instructions to Grow Your Business

Katherine Roberts, E-RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom F
  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
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TBD
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Asana Practice Meridian Ballroom
 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Registration is open from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Exhibits are open from 7:30 am – 12:30 pm


6:00 am – 7:15 am Asana Practice
Julie Gudmestad
Sponsored by YogaUOnline, Yoga Alliance’s endorsed partner
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Meridian Ballroom
6:30 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast Buffet

Start your day with a buffet breakfast, with both vegan and non-vegan options.
Marquis Ballroom
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Keynote Presentation: The Yoga of Web-based Training

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

Communicating Your Message in Multiple Media

Felicia Tomasko, E-RYT 500
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Imperial Ballroom D
 

Guerrilla Marketing

Darren Main, E-RYT 500
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Imperial Ballroom E
 

When Goal-Setting is Not Enough

Matt Corker, RYT 200
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Imperial Ballroom F
 

Managing Relationships for Business Growth

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

Keynote Presentation

Shiva Rea, E-RYT 500
Marquis Ballroom
     
yoga sessions
 

SESSIONS

networking
 

NETWORKING

asana
 

ASANA

 

 

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.