Houston, TX September 2020 MBF Conference

We are excited to return to Houston, TX for our September 2020 Mind Body Fitness 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 (see specifics below).  We also have our newest one day training, YogaFit for Improved Pelvic Floor Performance. 

Specialty Tracks:   

YogaFit for Warriors: YogaFit for Warriors, Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma

Wellness: Yoga as Primary Care, YogaFit for Diabetes Management, Yoga for Nervous System Disorders

Active Adults: Level One, Seniors, YogaFit for the Heart

Ayurveda: Advanced Ayurveda

YogaFit Therapy: Healthcare II

The Houston Marriott West Loop Feel unlocks the Uptown district with free shuttles to The Galleria and a close location to I-610. Theaters, malls, arenas and museums dot the landscape at Afton Oaks while popular attractions tantalize in downtown Houston. Visit Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park and Houston Zoo. Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria makes every moment count, from our 24-hour fitness center to the full-service business center. Collect your thoughts at the indoor pool and fuel up at 17Fifty Bistro/Lounge, our signature Southwestern restaurant. Every jet-set needs time to rejuvenate, which is why our hotel rooms offer marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows. Call room service, sink into your soft duvet, watch premium movies on a flat-screen TV and store leftovers in the mini-fridge. Travel brilliantly in Uptown Houston.

 

Special note from the YogaFit team

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

Schedule

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Wed 09/16/2020

Thu 09/17/2020

Fri 09/18/2020

Sat 09/19/2020

Sun 09/20/2020

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 09/1611:00 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. 

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 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 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 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 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.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Diabetes Management 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit for Diabetes Management

Its physiological and psychological consequences have made type-­2 diabetes a significant public health concern of epidemic proportions worldwide. This two-­day workshop explores how yoga and other mindful lifestyle choices may help prevent or delay the onset of the disease, manage its associated complications and symptoms, and mitigate its effects on the body and the mind.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 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:

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 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.

Training Time:

Wed 09/1611:00 AM to 08:00 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 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

Ayurveda I offered a strong overview of this ancient holistic self­care practice, often called the sister science of yoga. Ayurveda II provided an opportunity to enjoy practices that enhance your own well being. In this four-­day intensive, which employs a practical, hands-­on learning style, you’ll receive the tools you need to directly apply the theory and principles of Ayurveda to everyday life to better serve you, those you love, and those you coach.

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

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Warriors (PTSD) 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit for Warriors (PTSD)

This trauma-­sensitive yoga workshop zeros in on Post-­Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI), the long-­term effects each one has on the mind, body, and spirit, and how yoga can bring relief. Anyone suffering from trauma—military men and women, and their families; first responders; victims of violence or abuse—as well as the mental health professionals working with them will benefit from this two-day intensive.

Note: YogaFit for Warriors intensive training hours count as an elective either for the 200­-hour or the 300­-hour training, but not both. This two­-day workshop also counts toward YogaFit for Warriors 100- and 140-hour certifications as well as YogaFit Healthcare 900-hour certification.

* If you are interested in hosting this training on your military base, please contact warrior@yogafit.com

Click here for information about MyCAA

Click here for our YogaFit for Warriors Scholarship Application.  

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit HealthCare 2: Examining the Subtle Body (formerly YogaTherapy 2) 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit HealthCare 2: Examining the Subtle Body (formerly YogaTherapy 2)

By introducing the ancient therapeutic practices of classic yoga and exploring cutting-edge scientific research that supports them, this four­-day workshop presents the concept of subtle body anatomy and demonstrates how modern­-day yoga practice can be a vehicle for optimal health and well being.

Note: This module is part of YogaFit’s 900‐hour HealthCare program and can be applied to your 300‐hour teacher training requirements; it can be taken prior to YogaFit HealthCare: Assessing the Physical Body.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Yoga Nidra 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaFit Yoga Nidra

Experience the restorative power of Yoga Nidra, a potent, yet simple guided visualization to induce deep relaxation, in this wonderful one‐day workshop. Sometimes called “yoga sleep” or “yoga nap”, Yoga Nidra brings participants into a state between waking and sleeping, resulting in a complete physiological and psychological reset.

Training Time:

Wed 09/1611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Yoga for Emotional and Physical Trauma 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Yoga for Emotional and Physical Trauma

Explore emotional and physical trauma from a yogic perspective in this two‐day intensive designed for those who work with military veterans, emergency responders, abused children or adults, as well as those who have experienced their own trauma.

Click here for information about MyCAA

 

Training Time:

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Yin Yoga 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit Yin Yoga

YogaFit’s two day Yin Yoga training focuses on the other areas of our body often not considered in most yoga practices or fitness modalities. We are focused on the deeper tissues of our body: bones, joints, fascia and ligaments.  All of our tissues are important and need to be exercised so that we can achieve optimal health and vitality.  Throughout the training, we consistently work on surrendering to the pose, finding a sense of comfort through discomfort, learning to celebrate the stillness, while connecting with mindfulness.

Training Time:

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Wed 09/16/2020

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 09/1611:00 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 09/1611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Yoga Nidra

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit Yoga Nidra

Experience the restorative power of Yoga Nidra, a potent, yet simple guided visualization to induce deep relaxation, in this wonderful one‐day workshop. Sometimes called “yoga sleep” or “yoga nap”, Yoga Nidra brings participants into a state between waking and sleeping, resulting in a complete physiological and psychological reset.

Training Time:

Wed 09/1611:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thu 09/17/2020

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. 

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 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 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.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Diabetes Management

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Diabetes Management

Its physiological and psychological consequences have made type-­2 diabetes a significant public health concern of epidemic proportions worldwide. This two-­day workshop explores how yoga and other mindful lifestyle choices may help prevent or delay the onset of the disease, manage its associated complications and symptoms, and mitigate its effects on the body and the mind.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 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 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Add Training
Advanced Ayurveda

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
Advanced Ayurveda

Ayurveda I offered a strong overview of this ancient holistic self­care practice, often called the sister science of yoga. Ayurveda II provided an opportunity to enjoy practices that enhance your own well being. In this four-­day intensive, which employs a practical, hands-­on learning style, you’ll receive the tools you need to directly apply the theory and principles of Ayurveda to everyday life to better serve you, those you love, and those you coach.

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

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Warriors (PTSD)

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
YogaFit for Warriors (PTSD)

This trauma-­sensitive yoga workshop zeros in on Post-­Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma Brain Injury (TBI), the long-­term effects each one has on the mind, body, and spirit, and how yoga can bring relief. Anyone suffering from trauma—military men and women, and their families; first responders; victims of violence or abuse—as well as the mental health professionals working with them will benefit from this two-day intensive.

Note: YogaFit for Warriors intensive training hours count as an elective either for the 200­-hour or the 300­-hour training, but not both. This two­-day workshop also counts toward YogaFit for Warriors 100- and 140-hour certifications as well as YogaFit Healthcare 900-hour certification.

* If you are interested in hosting this training on your military base, please contact warrior@yogafit.com

Click here for information about MyCAA

Click here for our YogaFit for Warriors Scholarship Application.  

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit HealthCare 2: Examining the Subtle Body (formerly YogaTherapy 2)

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
YogaFit HealthCare 2: Examining the Subtle Body (formerly YogaTherapy 2)

By introducing the ancient therapeutic practices of classic yoga and exploring cutting-edge scientific research that supports them, this four­-day workshop presents the concept of subtle body anatomy and demonstrates how modern­-day yoga practice can be a vehicle for optimal health and well being.

Note: This module is part of YogaFit’s 900‐hour HealthCare program and can be applied to your 300‐hour teacher training requirements; it can be taken prior to YogaFit HealthCare: Assessing the Physical Body.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Fri 09/18/2020

Sat 09/19/2020

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 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Nervous System Disorders

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
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:

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Add Training
Yoga for Emotional and Physical Trauma

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
Yoga for Emotional and Physical Trauma

Explore emotional and physical trauma from a yogic perspective in this two‐day intensive designed for those who work with military veterans, emergency responders, abused children or adults, as well as those who have experienced their own trauma.

Click here for information about MyCAA

 

Training Time:

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Yin Yoga

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Yin Yoga

YogaFit’s two day Yin Yoga training focuses on the other areas of our body often not considered in most yoga practices or fitness modalities. We are focused on the deeper tissues of our body: bones, joints, fascia and ligaments.  All of our tissues are important and need to be exercised so that we can achieve optimal health and vitality.  Throughout the training, we consistently work on surrendering to the pose, finding a sense of comfort through discomfort, learning to celebrate the stillness, while connecting with mindfulness.

Training Time:

Sat 09/1908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/2008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Sun 09/20/2020

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Accomodation:

Location

Houston Marriott West Loop

Address

1750 W. Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

Room Rate

$122

Parking

Self Parking: $14 (discounted from $27)

Hotel Phone

713-960-0111

Reservations

To book a room at this special conference rate, please click here or call 1-800-228-9290 or 713-960-0111 and refer to YogaFit by August 26, 2020.

Additional Info:

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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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 11 am to 8 pm on Wednesdays and 8 am to 6 pm Thursday through Sunday.  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!