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Florida’s Flagship Yoga Festival: The Yoga Journal Florida Conference

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August 22, 2013 — (San Francisco, CA). The Yoga Journal Florida Conference (, Florida’s largest yoga event, will be held October 31 – November 4 at the renowned Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL. More than 1,000 people will attend this event, which features the finest yoga teachers in the country, including Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Dharma Mittra, Rodney Yee, Richard Freeman, and others, presenting 100+ classes for all levels and styles of yoga.

This year’s special keynote guest is best-selling author, Marianne Williamson. Conference includes FREE community classes, lectures and discussions.

See for more information.

Conference Highlights:

October 31 – November 1 (Thursday & Friday):

Business of Yoga Workshop

Learn how to write business plans, manage your finances, market, and use social media to grow your business with leaders in the yoga business community.

2-Day Continuing Education for Teachers

Renew and refresh your yoga teaching skills! Spend two days with Seane Corn, Jason Crandell, Gary Kraftsow, or Matthew Sanford developing new techniques to add to your preexisting yoga teacher certification.

November 1 (Friday):

All-Day Intensives

Immerse yourself in a full day of learning with a world leading yoga teacher. Featured teachers Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Ana Forrest, Richard Freeman, and others. New! Balance in a Boat: Kayaking and Yoga!

November 2 – 3 (Saturday & Sunday):

Main Conference

100+ classes in all styles of yoga for all levels. Also offered, a beginner’s track for those just starting out and a teacher’s track for those looking to continue their education.

Special Events:

November 1 (Friday):

An Evening with Marianne Williamson: The Divine Alignment of Body and Soul

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A spiritual perspective on the body fosters its divine intelligence. It helps right our relationship not only to our sense of self, but to physical issues around food, health, exercise and sex. Join Marianne Williamson to hear about the role of the body in our spiritual journey, and how the “inner yoga” of the mystical journey takes our souls as well as our bodies to a more enlightened place. Attendees: $25; General Public: $30 ;At the Door: $40

Friday Evening Classes

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kick start your weekend with the best kind of happy hour! With Yin Yoga, Yoga Rocks, and Yoga + Chocolate, we’ve got you covered for any Friday night mood. Attendees: $25; General Public: $40

November 2 (Saturday):

FREE Community Class with Cat Haayen

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Cat’s method of yoga caters to beginner yogis and amateur athletes. It is a unique method that is based on the Power Vinyasa techniques intermixed with anatomy, physiology, and sport specific injury prevention.

FREE Panel Discussion: Is Yoga Risky? Can We Make it Safer?

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The topic of yoga injuries is controversial, in part due to sensational media reporting. Still, ahimsa, or non-harming, forms the philosophical basis of the entire practice of yoga. Are particular poses like Headstands simply too dangerous, or are there ways to teach even challenging poses safely? How do we weigh the risks and the benefits of different practices for different students? Join the discussion with Seane Corn, AadilPalkhivala, and Matthew Sanford.

November 3 (Sunday):

FREE Community Class with Rina Jakubowicz: Vive Vinyasa Yoga (Clase en Español)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dejaquetucorazóntequíe…Encuentratufortaleza en tuesencia. Mientrasque la tradición del yoga nosenseña a serdisciplinados y a concentrarnos, la práctica del yoga nosayuda a entender la importancia entre el movimiento y la quietud.

Closing Meditation with Cyndi Lee

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm

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The Yoga Marketplace: Features yoga products including jewelry, clothes, mats, props, DVDs, books, and more for healthy, balanced living. Free and open to the public.

Conference Costs: From $185.00 to $770.00 depending on number of days and date of registration. Day passes available for the Friday and Saturday of the main conference. See for more information. or call 800-561-9398.

For Press Information: Dayna Macy, 415-591-0729 or

Conference Gold sponsors: Ahnu, lululemon athlethica, MINDBODY, Inc, Subaru and Under Armour.

Silver Sponsors: Cozy Orange, Omega and Vegetarian Times.