SATApril 2, 2016: 8:30-8:45 am

08:30 AM

BYC Welcome + Kickoff

by Jane Lanza 

Join us at the start of the day for meditation and the experience of community. Welcome to BYC!
SAT #1April 2, 2016: 9-11 am

09:00 AM

Live Your Yoga

by Coral Brown 

Taking the time to examine our selves reveals our habits, cravings, repetitive behaviors, and ultimately illuminates our shadows. These shadows can drive our subconscious choices and fuel our aversions. Unless we become aware of these patterns, we tend to hit the repeat button and perpetuate our current habits. Yoga helps to remind us to be radically authentic, which means embracing our dark and our light. This practice will support our process using the yamas and niyamas as well as mudras and mantras to support the deep opening of the hips, the heart and the shoulders.

09:00 AM

Breath, Healing and the Mind

by Will Duprey 

"my love, you are buried in my heart the vibration running through the mountain we are one breath" -wd Spirit is one of the most identifiable aspects of being alive. We acknowledge that there is this vibrancy coursing through our bodies and connecting it to those around us in all forms of life. For some we learn concepts to bend that energy through various energetic centers or plexuses and for others through a framed point of mind we map out these lines of energy that course through the body and the systems outside of the body. These ways are all about connection. Connection from macro to micro and the reverse. Essentially, we learn one thing, that Spirit is moving and it connected to us - us as the mind, us as the breath, us as all the messy, love-able energetic stuff. This workshop will explore the practice of directing and understanding life energy and its relationship with the mind and healing through a variety of yoga selected techniques and theories to promote positive feelings and well being.

09:00 AM

A Teahing On Samadhi w/ Lama Migmar Tseten

by Lama Migmar Tseten 

This teaching focusses on the Yogis Path and its use to cultivate mindfulness and pure awareness to discover the ultimate truth.

09:00 AM

Alignment the Iyengar Way w/ Rebecca Weisman

by Rebecca Weisman 

You may have heard that Iyengar yoga is all about “alignment”, but what does this really mean in practice? In this workshop we will explore the deeper dimensions of alignment, looking not just at the physical body, but they way the physical body effects the deeper, more subtle kosas or sheaths of the body. We will practice familiar poses with this new awareness to fully absorb their hidden potential, gaining an understanding of how to align not just the body to the body, but the body to the mind, and the mind to the soul.
SAT #2April 2, 2016: 11:30 am-1 pm

11:30 AM

Word to the Mother

by Coral Brown 

Celebrate the many facets of the Mother in this dynamic Prana Flow® immersion of movement and intention. The Mother is the creator, the bearer of wisdom, grace, ferocity and compassion. Accessing these archetypal qualities within our lives and witnessing them in nature provide inspiration to evolve and to offer gratitude to the source within and around us. Through hip opening, heart opening, story telling and arm balancing we will honor and realize the Mother in all forms. Jai Mataji!

11:30 AM

Shift Your Beliefs: Yoga for Healthy Self & Body Image

by Gabrielle Goldberg 

Creating new habits and lasting change in our lives can be a struggle, especially when faced with the challenges of not feeling at home in our own bodies. Our core beliefs about ourselves impact our ability to create lasting change. Explore what beliefs you hold about yourself that stop you from living your life fully and begin to shift your beliefs in a way that will support and inspire you. Join me for a morning of exploring self through yoga & writing in a group setting that offers a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Whether you practice yoga regularly or you are a beginner, here’s what you can expect during this workshop: -Explore what beliefs you hold about yourself that stop you from living your life fully and how to start shifting those beliefs. -Practice classical sun salutations & gentle yoga -Cultivate a stronger, healthier connection with your physical body – Feel at home -Practice in a group setting with other individuals that have dealt with or are dealing with self-image issues, body image issues, eating disorders/disordered eating, and who are of all shapes, sizes, genders, & backgrounds. Bring a journal, and wear comfortable clothing, bring a hoodie or something warm. Open to all levels.

11:30 AM

Arm Balancing Techniques

by Kyle Weiger 

Whether you're just starting out with your arm balance practice, or your a seasoned veteran, this workshop will offer a little something for everyone. Kyle uses his background in gymnastics to create cleaner and more precise biomechanics on his yoga mat. You'll learn new techniques for strengthening your wrists and shoulders, along with some super fun non-traditional arm balances. This workshop is designed to show you that you are MUCH stronger than you think you are!

11:30 AM

Psoas Release Yoga Therapeutics

by Janet Carscadden 

The psoas is a major muscle that influences the stability and function of the spine, pelvis and hips. Shortness, stiffness and weakness in the psoas can lead to pain and muscle imbalances that throw off your ability to practice yoga and fully participate in recreational, work and home activities. Join Evolution PT and Yoga founder Dr. Janet Carscadden for this 90 minute workshop that explores yoga based strategies to release tension in the psoas. This workshop is appropriate for all levels from yoga students to yoga instructors. Learn the basic anatomy of the psoas, iliacus and surrounding structures. Explore passive and active poses to reduce tone and over firing of the psoas. Learn how to modify standing poses to lengthen or engage the psoas depending upon how your psoas is functioning. You will leave with a simple home program that you can do to restore balance to your body.
SAT #3April 2, 2016: 2:30-4 pm

02:30 PM

Wave Rider: Flowing through the Six Qualities of Consciousness

by Coby Kozlowski 

Interactive Lecture and Movement
Every moment is a bold opportunity to align yourself with the intelligence of nature, known as the qualities of consciousness; and often when we don’t we struggle. It's time to awaken the internal wave rider--the part of us that knows how to flow with all these different currents of life. An engaging mixture of lecture and movement, this workshop offers empowering yogic wisdom that enables you to take hold and take charge of your own existence.

02:30 PM

Find Your Inner Fabulous!

by John McConnell 

This fun class is an opportunity for yoga students to get together and celebrate their own goodness, see the light in their friends, laugh, practice to great dance music, and generally have a fabulous time! Sometimes in a yoga class it can be hard to find connection and be ok about smiling and having fun - not this class! We will break down barriers and celebrate the joy of community, and how fabulous it is to be alive. Enjoy John’s upbeat, encouraging teaching and leave class feeling fabulous from the inside out!

02:30 PM

Yoga & Voice

by Ina Filip 

In this Nada Yoga workshop, Ina Filip will introduce simple yet powerful techniques to help us connect to a meditative space and let our voices guide us into deeper alignment. This could be described as a melodic approach to yoga, or a yogic approach to singing. If you have never sung before and would love to explore and discover your voice, this workshop is for you. If you have sung, love singing, or are interested in exploring your voice in a different way, this workshop is also for you. We will be using ancestral and deeply transformative techniques that are part of the Dhrupad singing tradition. Dhrupad is the most ancient form of classical singing in India, and was originally performed in temples. In its essence, it is pure Nada yoga.

02:30 PM

Acu-Yoga: Exploring the Connections Within Chinese Medicine and Yoga

by Indy Ewald  , Kerry Jenni  ,

A movement based class presented by Kerry and Indy. This workshop will explore the 12 primary meridians of Chinese medicine, their locations and uses, along with major acupressure points via yoga. We will experience the points and meridians in asana, chosing specific postures to highlight each meridian and it’s functions. We will learn to access acupressure points while in yoga postures to elevate the function of each pose by integrating Chinese medical knowledge with yoga. This workshop is co-taught by experienced yoga teacher Indy Ewald and licensed acupuncturist Kerry Jenni.
SAT #4April 2, 2016: 4:30- 6 pm

04:30 PM

Restorative Yoga with Aromatherapy and Sacred Chanting

by Ina Filip  , Amanda Young  , Jane Lanza  ,

Restorative Yoga is a beautiful way to cultivate the practice of profound relaxation. Each pose is totally passive and the body is fully supported with yoga props.  Long holds in comfortable poses give the nervous system a chance to become deeply nourished and replenished. The background sound of live singing of sacred mantras provides a healing resonance for every cell to bathe in. The vibrations and yoga props aid relaxed alignment. The aromatherapy, using organic essential oils by Lunaroma, support a feeling of tranquility and upliftment to help waken the spirit from the winters' spell and inspire us toward the new beginnings of spring.

04:30 PM

LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues

by Miv London 

In this workshop we will explore a variety of yogic practices to harness the power of prana to alleviate depression and calm anxiety. Practices include pranayama, gentle asana, vibration (mantra), visualization, and meditation. These ancient practices help us balance our energy and dissolve the artificial sense of separation that keeps us locked in negative moods. This workshop will also help you shed the heavy energy of vermont's lingering winter, and open your body, mind, and heart to rebirth of spring. Resources will be provided to enable participants to integrate these practices into their personal yoga practice and everyday life.

04:30 PM

Yoga: Does This Stuff Really Work? A discussion with Yogiraj Prem Prakash

by Yogiraj Prem Prakash 

Yoga is an ancient wine that has proven its effectiveness over millenia to help people heal and grow. The new bottle of Western yoga must maintain its seal, its integrity, if yoga is going to be productive for us. This means we need to discern what really works. We need cull from the Indian tradition what is not helpful while avoiding the tendency to bring the profundity of yoga down to a superficial level in the guise of psychological comfort. In this discussion, Prem Prakash will draw upon his 35 years of study with Indian gurus, while practicing their instructions on American soil, to share what he believes will make yoga an authentic path of transformation in modern times. In an informal setting, we will explore together how to really, truly experience the four great gifts of yoga promised by the sages: health, prosperity, harmony, and spiritual enlightenment. Bring your questions, bring your curiosity.

04:30 PM

Energy of Postures

by Will Duprey 

We so often focus our efforts and attention on the physical practice of yoga--the asana, and how it affects our physical bodies. But the systems of yoga are actually designed to illuminate the subtle body. This lighter version of the physical body is built by prana, which is often translated from Sanskrit as “vital force” and contains the Sanskrit root prā, "to fill." Comparable to the Chinese concept of Qi, prana flows through the body in particular patterns or via tubes of energy that can be manipulated. This intensive will help you explore, purify, and use your own vital energy through breathing techniques and a deeper look at how the physical practice (asana and pranayama) affect the subtle body (chakras, bandhas, nadis). The emphasis of this practice is for students to develop a deeper awareness of their yoga practice in relationship to the energy within - a perfect path of yoga.
SAT EVE

07:30 PM

A Screening of ‘Awake’

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization. Read more about the movie Awake HERE
SUNApril 3, 2016: 8:30-8:45 am

08:30 AM

BYC Welcome + Kickoff

by Jane Lanza 

Join us at the start of the day for meditation and the experience of community. Welcome to BYC!
SUN #1April 3, 2016: 9-11 am

09:00 AM

Radiance Sutra Flow: The Movement of Desire

by Coby Kozlowski 

Interactive Lecture and Movement
Desire is the evolutionary impulse that calls us to move, to act, to love, to grow, and to expand, and it can fuel our inner spark and radiance. Experience contemporary perspectives on time-honored yoga philosophy, the wisdom of the sacred text Radiance Sutras and dynamic vinyasa flow. This program celebrates your body’s inherent wisdom, so you can savor each new moment as it arises with fresh possibilities and vibrant confidence.

09:00 AM

Change Your Body, Free Your Mind

by David Magone 

This challenging vinyasa class will help you transform the body and the mind with a thigh scorching sequence of standing postures, light as air backbends, deep hip opening practices and a guided 15 minute meditation practice. Expect a serious workout and a mind-altering experience!

09:00 AM

Green Tara Mantra Transmission & Concise Sadhana Practice w/ Lama Migmar Tseten

by Lama Migmar Tseten 

This Green Tara Mantra Transmission & Concise Sadhana Practice is intended to help integrate our ordinary body, speech and mind into meditation, mantra and mudra practices of Tantra.

09:00 AM

Embodied Mindfulness: Empower Life Change and Transformation w/ Michael Lee

by Michael Lee 

After Buddha died, Ananda was asked who he would follow now. He responded, "Mindfulness of the body." Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy offers a learnable, yoga and mindfulness based body-mind process for enhancing awareness and gaining clarity when facing issues in health, work, relationships, and other aspects of life that call for change and transformation. Michael Lee, the founder of Phoenix Rising, now in its 30th year, will skillfully guide you through various yoga practices and mindfulness techniques. These contemporary approaches to mindfulness of the body are designed to fuel lasting change, ease anxiety, empower, and enhance your life's journey. You will learn simple and effective techniques to incorporate into your daily life, teaching or yoga practice.
SUN #2April 3, 2016: 11:30 am- 1 pm

11:30 AM

The Art of Turning Upside Down

by Lori Flower 

Practice Inversions Safely and see things from a New perspective! You will learn several variations of Handstands, Headstands and Forearm stands. Also, be prepared for some partner yoga & acro yoga where we turn upside down with the support of a friend!

11:30 AM

Retrain Your Brain

by David Magone 

Have you ever wondered how to meditate? All of the leading research is confirming that a daily meditation practice is one of the best things that you can do for your health. This workshop will share simple and effective meditation techniques that can be done pretty much anywhere. Grab some comfy clothes to sit in and come see what it’s all about! Never meditated before? No biggie. This workshop is open to new and experienced meditators alike.

11:30 AM

Movement to Empower: Yoga for Conquering Fear

by Brian Tobin  , Jane Lanza  ,

Use this workshop to your confidence and begin to break through fear. Play with movement, yoga postures, breath work, meditation, and sound to feel empowered in your body, mind, and spirit. The basis of this class is self-acceptance, moving into self-confidence and self-love. We invite receptivity to personal and intuitive positive change, to personal power and transformation.Led by Brian Tobin and Jane Lanza

11:30 AM

We All Have an Internal Clock…and that Clock is Interesting

by Michael Akil Davis 

This movement meditation aims, not only at shifting one's physical body but the participant’s perspective. Within shifts there is powerful creativity. The Walking Dance was created by Akil Apollo Davis using inspirations from the deeply graceful and expressive forms of Butoh Dance and Thai Classical and is taught in university level courses. With a focus body-energy awareness, The Walking Dance’s impacts begin with movement but immediately resonate and stir all corners of the life: pacing, spacing, awareness, stress levels and even intimacy. Once learned, expansion, empowerment, and grounding become fully accessible. This work calms nerves, palpably affects the atmosphere of a room, and dramatically changes one’s relationship to time and physical expression in space.
SUN #3April 3, 2016: 2:30- 4 pm

02:30 PM

Techniques and Meditation

by Danielle Vardakas-Duszko 

Techniques and Meditation (Special Prescribed Practices) is a special series of mental exercises sequenced to improve your psychic abilities and promote the projection of your thoughts. They include specific breathing exercises, directed visualizations, and these two powerful mantras: the Mantra for Purification and the Mantra for Unification. These mantras will establish perfect psychic rhythm to mental patterns which puts power behind your thoughts making it easier to achieve your goals and desires in life. These ancient techniques have only been passed down by word of mouth from teacher to disciple and continue to be taught in this way. This class culminates in a final meditation to make your personal dreams a reality. Danielle is one of 20 advanced teachers that are certified to teach this program in our country.

02:30 PM

Primal Movements

by Kyle Weiger 

This workshop is yoga with a stealthy, sexy twist to it. Jungle cats move with such lightness and ease, and this class will help you tap into the animal inside of you! The emphasis for this workshop is on controlling the transitions as you stay low to the ground, ready to pounce. Get centered, get ready, and bring on the fun with Kyle as he guides you through a flow straight from the jungle! Oh, and as usual, the forecast for this class will include a lot of flow to all corners of your mat!

02:30 PM

Slow Flow

by Nadia Bonenfant 

Join us in this slow, yet graceful and playful session where we will discover the beauty in moving gently but with consistency. A great way to let all of your other conference classes be integrated into a final practice. Move with ease and build a slow fire to stay warm during our time together on the mat but also discover the benefits of slowing down your vinyasa flow. Find a pace where all sequencing is comfortable and in tune with the closing vibes of the weekend. Open to all levels and lead with music for rhythmic guidance. Slow down, unwind, integrate and be.

02:30 PM

Restorative Yoga with Guided Visualization, Reiki, & Yoga Nidra w/ Kalpana Reddy

by Kalpana Reddy 

Restorative Yoga allows you to explore, embrace and experience your body intimately and mindfully. It brings harmony to the bodyʼs rhythms, prioritizes stillness, relaxation and a calmer state of mind thereby bringing you to a state of “being,” not “doing.” This practice can become a sanctuary for the mind and spirit and an invitation to deepen self - awareness and introspection. Mindful movement with longer holds and props are used to place the body in comfortable and relaxing poses. Reiki touch therapy is used to encourage a state of equilibrium, deep rest and self healing.The practice of Yoga Nidra (“yogic sleep”) deeply rests and restores participants through guided imagery/visualization and deep state of relaxation, leading to inner peace and healing.
SUN #4April 3, 2016: 4:30 - 6 pm

04:30 PM

Round Robin Relax: Closing Ceremony

by Brian Tobin  , Candace Taylor  , Jane Lanza  ,

BYC is excited to announce a nurturing gentle yoga experience in closing ceremony to end the weekend on a high note. During this practice, you’ll be led through gentle warm-ups into asana, extended savasana and meditation with live meditative music. This class is a round-robin style closing ceremony, focused on reaffirming the intention that you set at the opening ceremony and carrying your weekend at BYC into the world.