Houston, TX September 2021 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.

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 09/15/2021

Thu 09/16/2021

Fri 09/17/2021

Sat 09/18/2021

Sun 09/19/2021

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 09/1511:00 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 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

Sun 09/1908:00 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 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

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YogaBack 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaBack

Did you know that 85 percent of all Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives? Created by a chiropractic physician, this dynamic and obviously essential one-day workshop will help yoga therapists and physical therapists understand the anatomy and kinesiology of the spine and explain how yoga can impact the health of the spine.

Training Time:

Wed 09/1511:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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

This two‐day interactive module explores the musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics you need to know in order to safely and effectively teach hatha yoga classes. You may take this workshop at any time that fits with your schedule.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1708:00 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:

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

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

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

YogaFit YogaBarre is a fun and functional way to create a balanced body, mind and spirit. Utilizing principles of yoga, ballet barre, pilates, strength training and dance allows for a complete integration of fitness modalities for well-being. We utilize a barre or chair to provide stability, balance, and support as we move through exercises that target the core, glutes, arms, and legs. The major benefits are improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased mobility, and reduced stress.The YogaFit Yoga Barre program helps individuals to become stronger and feel better as they perform their everyday activities.  The program is based not only on muscle balancing, but also on balancing the common postural and movement patterns we create in our daily lives. 

The average American adult spends at least 6.5 hours sitting every day and the number is higher for teenagers, according to the Washington Post (The Big Number: The average U.S. adult sits 6.5 hours a day. For teens, it’s even more. Linda Searing April 28, 2019).  This means many Americans are moving through their day with forward head posture, rounded shoulders, a lack of natural curves in the spine and a chronically tight front line.  YogaFit Yoga Barre can provide individuals with a movement practice they will enjoy at the time and for years to come. YogaFit Yoga Barre is also one of the fastest, most effective ways to burn calories and get toned.  Your students will love the functionality, fitness and fun they will experience every time they show up on their mat! 

***Virtual Trainings will receive a digital manual only. 
 

Training Time:

Wed 09/1511:00 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:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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Yoga for Addiction and Recovery 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

Gain a deeper understanding of addiction and compulsive behavior in their many guises—drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex, overeating, shopping and exercise—through the yogic lens of “samskaras,” impressions or pathways carved into the mind by habitual behavior that make addictive patterns very difficult to break.

Click here for information about MyCAA

 

Training Time:

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

Sun 09/1908:00 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 09/1511:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Expanding Consciousness: The Yogic Mindset 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Expanding Consciousness: The Yogic Mindset

As yoga therapists and teachers, we hold space and act as guides for our students and clients as they work to create balance in their lives and build a healthier relationship with the challenges they face. In order to be effective healers and therapists, however, we must believe in the limitless ability of our own power to heal. YogaFit’s Expanding Consciousness workshop provides an opportunity to examine our own limitations and fears, increase our capacity for self compassion, and learn to co-create our own reality. 

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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LEVEL TWO: Communication 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
LEVEL TWO: Communication

Dive deeper into YogaFit’s transformational language in Level Two to effectively communicate with your students. Using physical cues, mental imagery, and positive affirmations, you’ll learn to foster a safe, nurturing environment for all students, regardless of their experience or ability. 

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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YogaFit Restorative 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit Restorative

YogaFit’s four­-day Restorative workshop is essential for the yoga therapist to understand how to introduce the profoundly soothing effects of this restful practice to clients and students. Using props to completely support the body, restorative yoga creates passive poses that induce a deep state of relaxation, awaken dull areas of the body, and encourage the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Note: This course fulfills part of the requirements for the YogaFit 300‐hour teacher training. The one-day YogaFit Props training is part of this four-day workshop. However, please note that you will NOT receive a separate Props Certificate when registered for the four day Restorative Training.  To receive a Props certificate, it must be taken as a one day training at a different time. 

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

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Biomedical Aspects of Yoga 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Biomedical Aspects of Yoga

Dive deep into Western understanding of human anatomy and physiology in this four-day intensive workshop. Ideal for healthcare providers as well as yoga teachers and yoga therapists already familiar with the foundations of anatomy, physiology and the common terminology of modern healthcare.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

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Wed 09/15/2021

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 09/1511:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaBack

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaBack

Did you know that 85 percent of all Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives? Created by a chiropractic physician, this dynamic and obviously essential one-day workshop will help yoga therapists and physical therapists understand the anatomy and kinesiology of the spine and explain how yoga can impact the health of the spine.

Training Time:

Wed 09/1511:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit YogaBarre

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit YogaBarre

YogaFit YogaBarre is a fun and functional way to create a balanced body, mind and spirit. Utilizing principles of yoga, ballet barre, pilates, strength training and dance allows for a complete integration of fitness modalities for well-being. We utilize a barre or chair to provide stability, balance, and support as we move through exercises that target the core, glutes, arms, and legs. The major benefits are improved posture, muscle definition, weight loss, increased mobility, and reduced stress.The YogaFit Yoga Barre program helps individuals to become stronger and feel better as they perform their everyday activities.  The program is based not only on muscle balancing, but also on balancing the common postural and movement patterns we create in our daily lives. 

The average American adult spends at least 6.5 hours sitting every day and the number is higher for teenagers, according to the Washington Post (The Big Number: The average U.S. adult sits 6.5 hours a day. For teens, it’s even more. Linda Searing April 28, 2019).  This means many Americans are moving through their day with forward head posture, rounded shoulders, a lack of natural curves in the spine and a chronically tight front line.  YogaFit Yoga Barre can provide individuals with a movement practice they will enjoy at the time and for years to come. YogaFit Yoga Barre is also one of the fastest, most effective ways to burn calories and get toned.  Your students will love the functionality, fitness and fun they will experience every time they show up on their mat! 

***Virtual Trainings will receive a digital manual only. 
 

Training Time:

Wed 09/1511:00 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 09/1511:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thu 09/16/2021

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 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1708:00 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 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

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Anatomy and Alignment

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Anatomy and Alignment

This two‐day interactive module explores the musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics you need to know in order to safely and effectively teach hatha yoga classes. You may take this workshop at any time that fits with your schedule.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 09/1708:00 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:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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Expanding Consciousness: The Yogic Mindset

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Expanding Consciousness: The Yogic Mindset

As yoga therapists and teachers, we hold space and act as guides for our students and clients as they work to create balance in their lives and build a healthier relationship with the challenges they face. In order to be effective healers and therapists, however, we must believe in the limitless ability of our own power to heal. YogaFit’s Expanding Consciousness workshop provides an opportunity to examine our own limitations and fears, increase our capacity for self compassion, and learn to co-create our own reality. 

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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LEVEL TWO: Communication

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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LEVEL TWO: Communication

Dive deeper into YogaFit’s transformational language in Level Two to effectively communicate with your students. Using physical cues, mental imagery, and positive affirmations, you’ll learn to foster a safe, nurturing environment for all students, regardless of their experience or ability. 

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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YogaFit Restorative

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Restorative

YogaFit’s four­-day Restorative workshop is essential for the yoga therapist to understand how to introduce the profoundly soothing effects of this restful practice to clients and students. Using props to completely support the body, restorative yoga creates passive poses that induce a deep state of relaxation, awaken dull areas of the body, and encourage the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Note: This course fulfills part of the requirements for the YogaFit 300‐hour teacher training. The one-day YogaFit Props training is part of this four-day workshop. However, please note that you will NOT receive a separate Props Certificate when registered for the four day Restorative Training.  To receive a Props certificate, it must be taken as a one day training at a different time. 

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

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Biomedical Aspects of Yoga

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
Biomedical Aspects of Yoga

Dive deep into Western understanding of human anatomy and physiology in this four-day intensive workshop. Ideal for healthcare providers as well as yoga teachers and yoga therapists already familiar with the foundations of anatomy, physiology and the common terminology of modern healthcare.

Training Time:

Thu 09/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

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Fri 09/17/2021

Sat 09/18/2021

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 09/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 09/1908:00 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:

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

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

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Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

Gain a deeper understanding of addiction and compulsive behavior in their many guises—drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex, overeating, shopping and exercise—through the yogic lens of “samskaras,” impressions or pathways carved into the mind by habitual behavior that make addictive patterns very difficult to break.

Click here for information about MyCAA

 

Training Time:

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

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

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Sun 09/19/2021

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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 call 1-800-228-9290 or 713-960-0111 and refer to YogaFit by August 25, 2021.

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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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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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