Alexandria, VA October 2021 MBF Conference

We are excited to return to Alexandria, VA for our 2021 October conference.

Begin your YogaFit journey with our Level One: Foundations training, wrap up your 200-hour RYT with Level Five: Unification, pick from an impressive array of electives toward your 300 RYT, or choose trainings from one of our Specialty Tracks.

The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center provides easy access to downtown Washington, DC, so consider planning an extra day or two for sightseeing!

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Wed 10/06/2021

Thu 10/07/2021

Fri 10/08/2021

Sat 10/09/2021

Sun 10/10/2021

YogaFit Seniors 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaFit Seniors

This one‐day workshop offers ways to modify YogaFit classes to make them accessible to individuals over the age of 55, regardless of their fitness levels. You may take this workshop at any time that fits with your schedule, after completing Level One. 

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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LEVEL ONE: Foundations 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
LEVEL ONE: Foundations

The first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science. 

While there are no prerequisites for this course, we do require that all attendees read Beth Shaw's YogaFit prior to attending. This book explains the foundation of our entire teacher training program, and allows for better overall understanding of the material covered in our Level One Training. Please email edu@yogafit.com with any questions about Level One!.  We look forward to seeing you on the mat. 

We are also offering Level One virtually, with live trainings via zoom.  Please click here for the schedule of Virtual Level One Trainings.

Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level One, you must also complete eight hours of practice teaching as a community service, in which you bring the gift of yoga, free of charge, to individuals who would not normally be exposed to yoga on a regular basis.

Upon completion of the Level One training and Community Service hours, click here for instructions regarding obtaining your certificate. 

You have one year from the date of your Level 1 Training to complete Community Service and apply for your Level 1 Certificate. We do understand that sometimes life events interfere with our plans. Please email certs@yogafit.com if you find that you may need an extension for completion.

Retrain: Please call Customer Service at 1-888-786-3111 to register for retrains of Level 1.  The retrain price is $199.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FIVE: Unification 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
LEVEL FIVE: Unification

Level Five brings together all that you’ve learned in your YogaFit 200‐hour teacher training, and shifts the emphasis from external accomplishments to internal growth. Applying the powerful practice of staying in the present moment, an integral tenet of the essence of YogaFit, this two‐day intensive may be the end of your official teacher training, but it’s just the beginning of your journey inward toward true integration.

Note: All participants are required to complete the Brief Strengths Test, authentichappiness.org, print individual results, and bring these results to the training.

 

 

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FOUR: Tradition 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
LEVEL FOUR: Tradition

Level Four continues where Level Three left off, exploring more challenging practices and the preparation for each of them. But the real emphasis is on how to weave elements of yoga's ancient tradition into your practice, life, and teaching. This four‐day intensive delves deeper into the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and some of the more esoteric elements of yoga, such as chakras, mudras (hand gestures), and sound.

**Please noteDue to the scheduling involved with Level 4 and 5, requests to transfer out of Level 4 or 5 trainings will result in a $100 transfer fee. 

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Thai Energy 1 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thai Energy 1

Thai yoga, a hands­-on therapeutic technique, combines acupressure, gentle rhythmic massage, deep stretching, and gentle twisting to create a deeply meditative healing experience. In this one­-day workshop, you’ll not only learn how to offer these techniques to your students and clients, but you’ll get to experience them yourself.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Yoga for Upper and Lower Extremities 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Yoga for Upper and Lower Extremities

The upper and lower body extremities—shoulders, elbows and wrists, hips, knees, ankles and feet—are particularly susceptible to sports and over-use injuries. With its emphasis on integrating the latest medical treatments with therapeutic-oriented yoga techniques, this two­-day intensive provides yoga teachers, physical therapists, and personal trainers with a multi-faceted toolkit to help their clients manage and prevent acute and chronic injuries. 

Note: This course requires the completion of a post-­training project, in which you are asked to research a specific upper or lower extremity pathology. Project accounts for 6 no-­contact hours toward your YogaFit HealthCare certification.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Chronic Pain 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects more people worldwide than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and results in sleep disturbances, fatigue, emotional stress, muscular tension and more. Using a combination of ancient yoga practices and modern physiological treatment modalities, this two-day training will provide the yoga therapist the necessary tools to work with students and clients suffering from chronic pain.  

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit HealthCare 1: Assessing the Physical Body (formerly YogaTherapy 1) 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit HealthCare 1: Assessing the Physical Body (formerly YogaTherapy 1)

This four-­day workshop introduces the therapeutic aspects of yoga as a healing modality, and presents ways in which you can assess (postural screening and assessment) and suggest (yoga postures for common conditions).

Note: YogaFit HealthCare 1 is the new name of Yoga Therapy 1. This module is part of the YogaFit HealthCare 900-hour program and can also be applied to your YogaFit 300‐hour teacher-training requirements.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Cancer Care 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit for Cancer Care

YogaFit for Cancer Care empowers anyone touched by cancer, including family members and caregivers as well as those undergoing diagnosis and treatment. This four-day intensive will help you understand the physical, psychological, and emotional journey people embark on when they’ve received a cancer diagnosis and give you the tools you need to move your students or clients toward health and healing. 

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for the Heart 1 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit for the Heart 1

Partnering with the American Heart Association, YogaFit presents this two­-day intensive, which demonstrates how to combine the latest cardiovascular research with Eastern holistic healing practices to develop a yoga program that promotes healthy cardiovascular function.

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Nervous System Disorders 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Yoga for Nervous System Disorders

This two-­day intensive explores the latest neuroscience research, along with integrative therapeutically derived healing modalities and traditional Eastern techniques, to help yoga teachers and therapists adapt yoga for individuals with a variety of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Anatomy and Alignment II 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Anatomy and Alignment II

YogaFit's second interactive Anatomy & Alignment training dives deeper into the practice of hatha yoga through the lenses of Base of Support, Center of Gravity, Skeletal Anatomy, and the physiology of stretching. 

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Ayurveda II 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Ayurveda II

Drawing on the concepts presented in Ayurveda I, this two-­day workshop delves a bit deeper into specific practices of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science of holistic self­care, providing an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of personal practice that will enhance your own well being and give you the tools to strengthen your knowledge of yoga’s therapeutic benefits. 

Note: This course fulfills part of the requirements for the YogaFit 100-hour Ayurvedic Coaching Certificate.

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Personal Trainers 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaFit for Personal Trainers

Designed to help personal trainers incorporate yoga into one-­on­-one sessions with their private clients, the one-­day training will teach you the most effective ways to create a well rounded mind/­body experience. Highly recommended for trainers who use yoga as their primary method of training as well as those who want to incorporate it into their fitness conditioning sessions.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Pranayama 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaFit Pranayama

Changing the rhythm of our breath can literally change our minds and our nervous systems. This one­-day workshop on pranayama (yoga’s ancient breathing techniques) was designed by a respiratory therapist and a registered nurse/Ayurvedic practitioner. It offers an East-meets­-West approach to breath awareness practices in order to help yoga therapists, teachers, and healthcare practitioners understand how to use specific techniques to facilitate the healing process and promote well being.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Prenatal 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaFit Prenatal

Designed exclusively for YogaFit by a board‐certified OB/GYN, this one‐day workshop explores the physical and emotional changes women face during pregnancy and offers classic yoga poses, linked together in a gentle flow, that are appropriate for pregnancy and the postnatal experience. 

Note: YogaFit Prenatal fulfills the specialty requirement necessary for completion of your YogaFit 200‐hour teacher training certification. You may take this program at any time that works for your schedule.

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Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Yoga as Primary Care 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Yoga as Primary Care

Primary care medical providers (PCPs) are generally the first experts people contact when they get sick. A PCP functions both as an educator and a guide to help patients find solutions to their health challenges. Unfortunately, too often conventional docs focus more on presenting the solutions than empowering their patients. Introducing yoga into the current primary care medical practices has the potential to create a shift in our healthcare system toward such empowerment. Healthcare professionals, as well as the yoga instructors and yoga therapists, will benefit from this one­-day intensive training.

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Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Wed 10/06/2021

YogaFit Seniors

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Seniors

This one‐day workshop offers ways to modify YogaFit classes to make them accessible to individuals over the age of 55, regardless of their fitness levels. You may take this workshop at any time that fits with your schedule, after completing Level One. 

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thai Energy 1

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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Thai Energy 1

Thai yoga, a hands­-on therapeutic technique, combines acupressure, gentle rhythmic massage, deep stretching, and gentle twisting to create a deeply meditative healing experience. In this one­-day workshop, you’ll not only learn how to offer these techniques to your students and clients, but you’ll get to experience them yourself.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit for Personal Trainers

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit for Personal Trainers

Designed to help personal trainers incorporate yoga into one-­on­-one sessions with their private clients, the one-­day training will teach you the most effective ways to create a well rounded mind/­body experience. Highly recommended for trainers who use yoga as their primary method of training as well as those who want to incorporate it into their fitness conditioning sessions.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Pranayama

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Pranayama

Changing the rhythm of our breath can literally change our minds and our nervous systems. This one­-day workshop on pranayama (yoga’s ancient breathing techniques) was designed by a respiratory therapist and a registered nurse/Ayurvedic practitioner. It offers an East-meets­-West approach to breath awareness practices in order to help yoga therapists, teachers, and healthcare practitioners understand how to use specific techniques to facilitate the healing process and promote well being.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Prenatal

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Prenatal

Designed exclusively for YogaFit by a board‐certified OB/GYN, this one‐day workshop explores the physical and emotional changes women face during pregnancy and offers classic yoga poses, linked together in a gentle flow, that are appropriate for pregnancy and the postnatal experience. 

Note: YogaFit Prenatal fulfills the specialty requirement necessary for completion of your YogaFit 200‐hour teacher training certification. You may take this program at any time that works for your schedule.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Yoga as Primary Care

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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Yoga as Primary Care

Primary care medical providers (PCPs) are generally the first experts people contact when they get sick. A PCP functions both as an educator and a guide to help patients find solutions to their health challenges. Unfortunately, too often conventional docs focus more on presenting the solutions than empowering their patients. Introducing yoga into the current primary care medical practices has the potential to create a shift in our healthcare system toward such empowerment. Healthcare professionals, as well as the yoga instructors and yoga therapists, will benefit from this one­-day intensive training.

Training Time:

Wed 10/0611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thu 10/07/2021

LEVEL ONE: Foundations

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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LEVEL ONE: Foundations

The first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice, Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science. 

While there are no prerequisites for this course, we do require that all attendees read Beth Shaw's YogaFit prior to attending. This book explains the foundation of our entire teacher training program, and allows for better overall understanding of the material covered in our Level One Training. Please email edu@yogafit.com with any questions about Level One!.  We look forward to seeing you on the mat. 

We are also offering Level One virtually, with live trainings via zoom.  Please click here for the schedule of Virtual Level One Trainings.

Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level One, you must also complete eight hours of practice teaching as a community service, in which you bring the gift of yoga, free of charge, to individuals who would not normally be exposed to yoga on a regular basis.

Upon completion of the Level One training and Community Service hours, click here for instructions regarding obtaining your certificate. 

You have one year from the date of your Level 1 Training to complete Community Service and apply for your Level 1 Certificate. We do understand that sometimes life events interfere with our plans. Please email certs@yogafit.com if you find that you may need an extension for completion.

Retrain: Please call Customer Service at 1-888-786-3111 to register for retrains of Level 1.  The retrain price is $199.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FOUR: Tradition

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FOUR: Tradition

Level Four continues where Level Three left off, exploring more challenging practices and the preparation for each of them. But the real emphasis is on how to weave elements of yoga's ancient tradition into your practice, life, and teaching. This four‐day intensive delves deeper into the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and some of the more esoteric elements of yoga, such as chakras, mudras (hand gestures), and sound.

**Please noteDue to the scheduling involved with Level 4 and 5, requests to transfer out of Level 4 or 5 trainings will result in a $100 transfer fee. 

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Upper and Lower Extremities

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
Yoga for Upper and Lower Extremities

The upper and lower body extremities—shoulders, elbows and wrists, hips, knees, ankles and feet—are particularly susceptible to sports and over-use injuries. With its emphasis on integrating the latest medical treatments with therapeutic-oriented yoga techniques, this two­-day intensive provides yoga teachers, physical therapists, and personal trainers with a multi-faceted toolkit to help their clients manage and prevent acute and chronic injuries. 

Note: This course requires the completion of a post-­training project, in which you are asked to research a specific upper or lower extremity pathology. Project accounts for 6 no-­contact hours toward your YogaFit HealthCare certification.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit HealthCare 1: Assessing the Physical Body (formerly YogaTherapy 1)

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit HealthCare 1: Assessing the Physical Body (formerly YogaTherapy 1)

This four-­day workshop introduces the therapeutic aspects of yoga as a healing modality, and presents ways in which you can assess (postural screening and assessment) and suggest (yoga postures for common conditions).

Note: YogaFit HealthCare 1 is the new name of Yoga Therapy 1. This module is part of the YogaFit HealthCare 900-hour program and can also be applied to your YogaFit 300‐hour teacher-training requirements.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Cancer Care

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Cancer Care

YogaFit for Cancer Care empowers anyone touched by cancer, including family members and caregivers as well as those undergoing diagnosis and treatment. This four-day intensive will help you understand the physical, psychological, and emotional journey people embark on when they’ve received a cancer diagnosis and give you the tools you need to move your students or clients toward health and healing. 

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Nervous System Disorders

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Nervous System Disorders

This two-­day intensive explores the latest neuroscience research, along with integrative therapeutically derived healing modalities and traditional Eastern techniques, to help yoga teachers and therapists adapt yoga for individuals with a variety of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Anatomy and Alignment II

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Anatomy and Alignment II

YogaFit's second interactive Anatomy & Alignment training dives deeper into the practice of hatha yoga through the lenses of Base of Support, Center of Gravity, Skeletal Anatomy, and the physiology of stretching. 

Training Time:

Thu 10/0708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 10/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Fri 10/08/2021

Sat 10/09/2021

LEVEL FIVE: Unification

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FIVE: Unification

Level Five brings together all that you’ve learned in your YogaFit 200‐hour teacher training, and shifts the emphasis from external accomplishments to internal growth. Applying the powerful practice of staying in the present moment, an integral tenet of the essence of YogaFit, this two‐day intensive may be the end of your official teacher training, but it’s just the beginning of your journey inward toward true integration.

Note: All participants are required to complete the Brief Strengths Test, authentichappiness.org, print individual results, and bring these results to the training.

 

 

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Chronic Pain

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects more people worldwide than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and results in sleep disturbances, fatigue, emotional stress, muscular tension and more. Using a combination of ancient yoga practices and modern physiological treatment modalities, this two-day training will provide the yoga therapist the necessary tools to work with students and clients suffering from chronic pain.  

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for the Heart 1

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for the Heart 1

Partnering with the American Heart Association, YogaFit presents this two­-day intensive, which demonstrates how to combine the latest cardiovascular research with Eastern holistic healing practices to develop a yoga program that promotes healthy cardiovascular function.

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Ayurveda II

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Ayurveda II

Drawing on the concepts presented in Ayurveda I, this two-­day workshop delves a bit deeper into specific practices of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science of holistic self­care, providing an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of personal practice that will enhance your own well being and give you the tools to strengthen your knowledge of yoga’s therapeutic benefits. 

Note: This course fulfills part of the requirements for the YogaFit 100-hour Ayurvedic Coaching Certificate.

Training Time:

Sat 10/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 10/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Sun 10/10/2021

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Location

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Address

5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22311

Room Rate

$151

Parking

$15/day for self parking

Hotel Phone

703-845-1010

Reservations

To book a room at this special conference rate, call 703-845-1010 or 1-800-445-8667 and use code 2019 Mind, Body and Fitness Conference by September 14, 2021.

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Please note: The Wednesday trainings will run from 11 am to 8 pm; Trainings on Thursday through Sunday will run from 8 am to 6 pm. 

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Before making travel plans, please email mbf@yogafit.com to ensure the training you are registered for meets the minimum number of registered attendees.

We recommend flying into Reagan National Airport (DCA), as the hotel does provide a complimentary shuttle. . 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect at a MBF Conference?

Mind Body Fitness Conferences are 5 days of trainings held in large cities all over the US and Canada.  Each day begins with a complimentary Master Class, led by one of our dynamic YogaFit Trainers.  Trainings run from 8 am to 6 pm.  Save your energy, because the fun continues each evening with different educational sessions/lectures. In the past, these sessions have included Essential Oils, Thai Massage, Neuroscience and Yoga lecture series, Make a Mala workshops, Business workshops, and more.  Each conference offers a variety of trainings for those attendees just starting out on their RYT 200 path through trainings for our Yoga Therapy Program.  YogaFit highly recommends attending Level 4 at a conference so that you can fully immerse yourself in this life-changing 4 days of learning and experiencing. Our conferences offer an opportunity to interact with our YogaFit Trainers, as well as members of our corporate staff.  Last, but not least, we have a merchandise boutique open throughout each conference, where you can pick up the latest music, books, clothes, etc.  Don't wait...register for an MBF Conference today!

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