…Festivity! BYC begins today. Online ticket sales have closed for 2013. Please come to BYC 15 minutes before the classes you want to take and register when you arrive. Most workshops have open space. Have a great weekend! Namaste
Come deepen your practice and learn about Kirtan! Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect.
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Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt will be performing live music at BYC on Saturday, May 04, 2013 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM! Together they will lead kirtan, a practice of devotional or Bhakti Yoga. Brenda has a beautiful voice and will be chanting and singing Kirtan meanwhile John will be playing beautiful beats on his drum. Together they create a joyful and healing music, using a “call” and “response” method where audience members can chime in from either memory of the lyrics or through a reading a lyrics sheet..Brenda’s singing and energy is often described as “pure” and “vibrant.” Check Brenda’s website to learn more about her devotional songs and heart-warming music.
John de Kadt became involved with yoga in order create a deeper connection with the earth. After living in an Ashram for 5 years, he went to study percussion around the world in countries such as Columbia, Brazil & Africa to name a few. He has two albums: “This Rhythm is Not Mine” & “Rhythm of Infinite Love.” He is currently a Licensed Acupuncturist, herbalist, and Ayurvedic Consultant.
As the date of the Burlington Yoga Conference approaches in early May, we have some exciting news for all yogis who are looking to enrich their BYC experience. BYC is hosting an Opening Ceremony Friday night on May 03, 2013, a day before the commencement of the conference, in order to benefit the Vermont Natural Resources Council at All Souls Interfaith Gathering.
- JourneyDance with Lisa Buell and Joni White Hanson 5-7 pm
- Chanting with Megha Nancy Buttenheim: 7:15-7:30 pm
- Fire Ceremony with Myra Lewin: 7:35-8:05 pm
If you decide to join us at All Souls you will not regret it. This amazing location has a deep-rooted history of guiding people on the ultimate path of spirituality that is desired by each individual. All Souls has a high reputation for the ability to help guide students on this path by combining different forms of art, dance, and music with spirituality and mindfulness. This location also boasts a Labyrinth, a sacred space used for prayer, rituals, and connecting with your body. A Sacred Earth Wheel, used for connecting with the Earth’s energy to use for guidance and receiving blessings.
All Souls is the perfect place to kickstart a great weekend of learning new things about yoga, yourself, and your connection with the greater universe. The scenic atmosphere will give you a sense of calmness and will help you further gaze into yourself and the elements. We hope that you will join us in our efforts to further enrich your experience at BYC.
There’s a $40 donation requested (you can give any amount), to attend which will directly benefit the Vermont Natural Resource Council (VRNC). VRNC is an environmental advocacy organization striving to keep the preservation of the natural land and resources. BYC and VNRC share core mission values, realizing that community is important and that we should stick together to preserve it.
Lunch break at BYC is from 12:30-2:30 pm each day. We invite you to eat on-site with nourishing food made by Just Delicious Catering. (Note: There are no other food options available in the Davis this day).
JDC presents a fresh, locally sourced, all inclusive salad bar including: mixed greens, spinach, curried tofu, mixed beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, peppers, carrots, dried cranberries, cheese, cottage cheese, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, croutons and house made dressings), along with Quinoa Salad with Kalamata olives, feta cheese cucumbers and tomatoes. Your choice of two different vegetarian soups: Vegetable and Tofu & Potato Leek. Bread with gluten free options, butter and hummus available. Beverages: juice, eater tea. Dessert: Carrot Cake cookies, Date Squares, truffle balls
JDC presents a fresh, locally sourced, all inclusive salad bar including: mixed greens, spinach, curried tofu, mixed beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, onions, peppers, carrots, dried cranberries, cheese, cottage cheese, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, croutons and house made dressings) Salad is served along with rice and quinoa bar, includes grilled mixed veggies, tomatoes, tofu, lentils,various chutneys and salsa’s, beans, various seasonings, Tabbouleh Salad with fresh mint, parsley tomatoes and cucumbers. Bread with hummus and butter (gluten free options) available. Dessert: Carrot Cake, cookies, Date Squares, truffle balls.
Order lunch online now, $13.08 (+9% food and beverage tax).
Chef Jason Clark
JDC’s Just Delicious Catering and Applecheek Farm Banquet Hall
P.O. Box 56
Elmore, VT 05657
Phone: (802) 888 9407
A Mid- Winter Weekend Retreat at Laughing River Yoga
with Jovinna Chan
Laughing River Yoga is proud to present a Mid-Winter Yoga Retreat titled, Kripalu Yoga Immersion: Move Toward Love, with Jovinna Chan. This weekend long immersion will be held on February 23 – 24, 2013, with the option of students to immerse themsleves with Kripalu practice for one day or both. The main outcome Jovinna intends for this winter retreat is for her students to learn to build a “loving authentic relationship,” with their self.
During this special Mid-Winter retreat at LRY, Jovinna will help students understand why Kripalu is so popular. Kripalu yoga students feel benefits after practicing this form of yoga and describe feeling more skilled at facing the trials of everyday life. Although different people face different challenges, Jovinna realizes that at the end of the day, one must find contentment within oneself. Jovinna believes you must love yourself, for life is short and a wonderful journey. This particular Kripalu Yoga Immersion is aimed at aiding students in increased self-awareness and a higher rate of compassion.
Practicing Kripalu requires firstly onjectively and truthfully assessing oneself, and cultivating the courage to embraces the truths of the world within us and that surrounds us. The Kripalu principles of deep self-inquiry, cultivating courage, and embracing truth enables students to develop a deeper self love and love for others. At the workshop, students will learn the Kripalu “Three Stages of Transformation.”
These steps are as followed:
(1) Learning Kripalu alignment principles, “building postures from the ground up,” meanwhile learning to get the body and breath to work synchronously.
(2) Sustaining a pose, and furthering using proper alignment, body and breath to focus deeper into ourselves and focus on the sensations you feel from holding a pose. This will enable you to become more conscious of your body and strengthen the complex consciousness within yourself.
(3) Lastly, Jovinna will teach her students how to surrender to the wisdom of prana, and students will gain an understanding of their own unique style of yoga focusing on meditation in motion.
This is a perfect opportunity if you are looking to try a new form of yoga or a deep immersion of practice. As the Assistant Dean for the Kripalu School of Yoga, Jovinna is an experineced and kind yoga instructor you do not want to miss taking a class with! Check out her personal page here, and learn why Jovinna’s ability to love and teach others about love is a theme that fits into everyone’s life. At BYC, we give a special thanks to Jovinna as she has presented with BYC in the past and is also part of Liberate, our Annual Summer Yoga Festival located here in Vermont.
Friday Night Fun-draiser: May 4th:
To benefit VT Foodbank, Jane Jarecki Lanza and Coby Kozlowski lead a fun and inspired YogaDance workshop to kick off BYC: Friday Night, May 4th at South End Studio in Burlington, VT (Pine Street). Join us to shake things loose and help feed our neighbors in need. (Fundraiser not included in weekend pass). Admission begins at $20, any donation welcome. Register Here (100% of proceeds to VT Foodbank). Donate directly to Vermont Foodbank Now: $1 provides 6 meals
BYCSpring is one of the largest annual yoga events in New England and Quebec and is steadily growing in size and scope. Its sister event, BYCwinter, arose out of demand for a second yoga conference. The Burlington Yoga Conference features a diverse and inviting lineup of yoga teachers, studios and traditions as well as healing arts, mindful merchants, meditation and more.
BYC Silent Auctions offer wholesome yoga goodies (like yoga class passes to the local participating studios, private lessons, retreats, body work, spa products, teas, and more). Let us know if you want to support the cause by donating a gift certificate, yoga studio pass, or product. Get exposure at BYC! Email Samantha about donating to the Silent Auction: firstname.lastname@example.org
“What McPherson does in Shivaboom is provide the sonic tools to help you let down your arms and surrender. It’s this sense of egoless inclusiveness that gives Shivaboom its potency.”
|Members||Andrew McPherson-keys, flute
Brent Rowan-sax, percussion
|Record Label||Big Mind Records (Canada), White Swan Records (USA)|
|About||Global dub, funk, electronica from Canada. Go to www.eccodek.com|
|Description||A fusion of dub, electronica and funk featuring instrumentalists and singers from Africa, South Asia, Turkey, Fiji, Canada and beyond.|
|Biography||With Remixtasy, Eccodek invites a tastemaker’s list of remixers and producers to reimagine tracks from the Canadian global fusion band’s first 3 releases. Putting Canada on the map with their forward thinking blend of dub, funk, tribalism and cinematic electronica, Eccodek flips the script on its signature sound by turning a pack of musical alchemists loose on tracks from More Africa in Us, Voices…See More|
|Current Location||Guelph Ontario|
|Artists We Also Like||Cheb i Sabbah, EarthRise SoundSystem, African Headcharge, Dubmatix, Transglobal Underground, Jef Stott, Bjork…..|
|Influences||Bill Laswell, Eno, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, Portishead, Bombay Dub Orchestra, King Sunny Adé, Fela Kuti….|
This year’s BYCspring features something new on Saturday night of the conference- the Liberate Spring Gathering.
The Liberate Spring Gathering brings a taste of EMP’s summer music festival to the Davis Center and features sounds from revered world music producer Eccodek, and inspiring performances from the leader of the worldwide Hoopdance Movement; Shakti Sunfire. The Liberate Spring Gathering also includes yoga driven grooves from DJ HyFi, demonstrations from AcroYoga VT, and much more. This portion of the Burlington Yoga Conference promises to unite people with the power of music and dance.
EMP, locally-recognized as a leader in positive-impact Vermont events (Burlington Yoga Conference and the Liberate Music & Yoga Festival), continues to offer the best mix of locally-established yoga teachers and studios, as well as bringing internationally renowned instructors to Vermont. The 4th annual Burlington Yoga Conference Spring will be held at the Davis Center, UVM, on May 5th and 6th this spring.
Spring is a great time to visit Vermont…here are 5 reasons why!
1. Burlington Yoga Conference!
2. The Green Mountains come to life
3. Enjoy all the charm of Burlington city-life including the waterfront, bike path, and outdoor cafes on Church Street
4. Farm fresh food and produce is delicious and sourced from right nearby
5. Warmth and sunshine break through the cool winter days
We welcome you to BYC and VT with open arms. Please let us know how we can assist you as you plan your trip here and your yoga schedule throughout the weekend.