Study with the Best Yoga Teachers in the World

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September 5, 2011 -- (San Francisco, CA). More than 40 of the world's finest yoga teachers will present more than 100 classes at the 9th annual Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, January 12-16, 2012. Held by Yoga Journal (YogaJournal.com), the most widely read yoga magazine in the world, the 2012 conference will feature world-renowned teachers including Seane Corn, Rodney Yee, Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea, Baron Baptise, Rod Stryker, Jason Crandell and many others.

Conference includes:

  • 2-Day Business of Yoga Workshop, (January 12-13 -- one or two day passes available)
  • All-Day Intensives (January 13 & 16)
  • Main Conference (January 14-15)
  • Beginners Track (January 14-15)
  • Continuing Education Track (January 13-15)
  • Friday Evening Classes (January 13, 5:30-7:00 pm—including The Grateful Dead Yoga Hour!)

For the entire schedule at a glance, go to: http://www.yjevents.com/sf/at_a_glance.php

Special Events, Performances and Lectures:

Friday, January 13

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Kirtan Concert with Krishna Das


With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das—known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD—has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time.

$30 for conference attendees

$35 for general public

Saturday, January 14

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Community Class with Jane Austin. "Yoga and the "True Core"


What is the "true core," and how do you find it? Flowing with movement and breath, this fun and fluid practice of standing poses, core toning and hip openers will help connect you to your true core. FREE and open to the public.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Keynote by Rodney Yee: "Integrating Yoga into the Health Care System"


From mind-body fitness to health care, yoga is in its next reincarnation. What is a realistic synergy between these two worlds? Internationally renowned yoga teacher Rodney Yee will examine in this thought-provoking keynote talk. FREE and open to the public.

5:45pm - 6:45pm

"Community, Shakti, and Play: Anusara Yoga & Hooping"


This dynamic and playful community class is for all levels, all ages, and all yogis. Sianna Sherman will lead a creative asana sequence with music, followed by Shakti Sunfire's ignited hoop teaching. DJ Dragonfly will stir our soul with great music as we move on the mat and spiral through the room. FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, January 15

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Community Class with Pete Guinosso

Maximize the lunch hour by filling your mind, body, and spirit with delight by releasing toxins through deep twists and energizing arm-balancing poses. Join Pete for this invigorating vinyasa Forrest Yoga-inspired class. FREE and open to the public.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Panel Discussion: Digital Distractions and Your Practice


Our high-tech, ever-connected modern world seems antithetical to the ancient technologies of yoga and meditation. Is our digital age detrimental to our practice? Or, can we find ways for technology to support our search for calm and stillness? How can we stay present in a constant stream of emails, texts, tweets and status updates?

Join us for a discussion about spiritual wisdom in a high-tech world, and take away tips and tricks from such tech luminaries as Zynga cofounder Eric Schiermeyer and Google marketing manager Gopi Kallayil and Yoga Journal's Wisdom columnist Sally Kempton. FREE and open to the public.

5:45pm - 6:30pm

Closing Remarks by Dharma Mittra.
FREE and open to the public.

More special events can be found at http://www.yjevents.com/sf/special_events.php

Day passes available for the Saturday and Sunday of the main conference.

Yoga marketplace featuring yoga props, clothing, jewelry, books, DVDs and more free and open to the public.

For pricing and information:

http://www.yjevents.com/sf/pricing.php, 800-561-9398, or email yoga@horizonconferences.com

For press passes and media information:

Dayna Macy, 415-591-0729 or dmacy@aimmedia.com.

Conference sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors: Anue, Gaiam, Juil, lululemon athletica, Lucy, Luna, Manduka, MINDBODY Inc., Sambazon and Somersault Snack Company.

Silver Sponsors: Aura Cacia, Yoga Tree, YogaWorks, Toesox, Vegetarian Times, Wisdom & Co., and Zobha