Seeking a great present for your mom? Something to do together? Celebrate your mom this weekend at Burlington Yoga Conference. Tickets are available at the door, online sales have closed. Please arrive 15 minutes before any classes you’d like to take to register. Namaste!
BYC is offering a limited time discount to BYC for all students.
If you know any students who may be interested, please help us spread the word.
Here are the details to pass along (pasted below as well). STUDENTS, TAKE 40% OFF when you register in the next 3 days! The discount applies to single passes, day, or weekend passes. Must have valid student ID at check-in. Offer expires this Wednesday at midnight.
We hope to make BYC accessible to everyone who wishes to come.
Are you stressed by upcoming finals?
Do you feel strapped for cash?
Do you need a break to relax and unwind so you can focus better?
STUDENTS, TAKE 40% OFF when you register in the next 3 days! Must have valid student ID at check-in. For this limited-time offer, the discount applies to single class workshops, day passes, and weekend passes.
Register online now with the code: BYCstudentSPRING
BYC is happy to have added the 1st BYC Kid’s Club this year, with special thanks to Becky Groberg of Mountain Kid’s Yoga. The BYC Kid’s Club is created to benefit young yogis and parents who need childcare in order to attend BYC.
Burlington Yoga Conference Kids Club- there are only 5 spots left, email us now to reserve your space!
A safe, nurturing space for kids to experience movement activities, games, art and more while their parents get their yoga on!
Drop off your child aged 3-11 for a 90 minute block while you take one workshop, or sign up for:
Saturday or Sunday morning from 8-12:30
Saturday afternoon or Sunday afternoon from 2:30-6
Pre-registration required, maximum 10 children per time slot.
Each morning at 9:30 AM, included in our activities, we will have a 45 minute children’s yoga class hosted by Mountain Kids Yoga!
Please send your child with:
snacks, a water bottle, a change of clothes, a special toy to help ease the transition and a packed lunch if they are enrolled in the morning 8-12:30 session.
We recommend you register now for BYC to reserve your space in your first choice workshops. This can also save you time. There is a slightly increased ticket price on-site.
Often times workshops do hit capacity. You can can visit us on-site at BYC as early as 7:00 am on Saturday, May 4th to sign-up for your top-choice workshops throughout the weekend if you don’t register online now.
We offer 10% off on Weekend and Day Passes for students and Yoga Teachers. To receive this discount enter the discount code “LocalYoga” when registering for a day or weekend pass. Must present proof of being a Yoga Teacher and ID at BYC. Thank you!
If you don’t have time to attend the entire weekend or a day at BYC, or single classes fit your budget better, good news! Single class workshop registration is now open for the 5th annual BYC.
Please note we always offer one class by donation. This year, the BYC Closing Ceremony and Keynote on Sunday, The Yoga of Revolution with Devarshi Steven Hartman, will be offered by donation only. We hope to see you at BYC!
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.
Ben and Jane, the founders of BYC, were interviewed on a show called Yoga NOW. The episode lasts an hour but you can see a free 10 minute preview by clicking this link. If you’d like to watch the entire episode you can become a Free Member, just click this link, But if you sign-up for a Premium Membership (only $20 a year for 12 episodes) Yoga NOW is giving a portion of the proceeds to the Burlington Yoga Conference to help support it. So we hope you find the show interesting and exciting and want to sign-up as a Premium Member. If so just click this link, then push the Add to Cart button for the Yoga NOW Membership. In the Affiliate ID box, please enter byc13 so they know you want to help out BYC.
Catherine Looke, the author of this blog, is the SEVA intern at Burlington Yoga Conference 2013 and we’re lucky to have her!
“My personal mission to find balance in my own life drew me to teach yoga. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training about a year ago which has blessed me with new beginnings, as well as new challenges in my practice. As a teacher I wish to share my passion for yoga in addition to sharing the grace and the beauty of the practice. Teaching yoga has granted me with the opportunity to help individuals and myself.
This past Wednesday I taught my first class at the Day Station in Burlington, Vermont, where some members of the homeless community meet weekly for discussion, activities, and dinner. My intention of teaching yoga here is to help these individuals develop greater physical, emotional, and spiritual strength to better meet the challenges of their situations.
Within new beginnings, challenges are inherent. There were many things I was not prepared for, such as teaching a gentler style of yoga than I am used to and needing to rely on my inner confidence and self-trust. Every now and then the students would display resistance, but a moment later, they would jump right back into the practice! These students were amongst the greatest students I have ever taught, particularly because they taught me so much more than I felt I was able to teach them. These people didn’t have a lot of ego. Generally speaking, each person is doing the best they can do.
I was surprised how many people freely stated how they felt! This helped me realize the various ways I could lighten up, practice patience, and understand that sometimes less is more. Teaching at the Day Station was a great opportunity. During the class I felt as though I was on the edge of the unknown because it was so different to the usual classes that I am used to teaching. I took a risk and tried something new! At the end of the class, my smile and everyone else’s there shone, helping me understand the fruitfulness of the experience!”
Burlington Yoga Conference proudly stands behind ever presenter who has come here to share teachings from near and far. We would like to thank every presenter from the last 5 years of inspiartional conferences and to all the teachers yet to come.
We would like to invite each presenter back every year and the many new teachers too. Help us find ways to grow, send us your workshop ideas or teachers who inspire you, and your other feedback. We strive to improve.
Gratitude to each of you who attends BYC or has in the past. Please let us know how we can serve you and our community best.