Palm Springs, CA January 2020 MBF Conference

We are excited to return to the Riviera Palm Springs for the fifth year in a row. Once you arrive there, you may never want to leave. If mild temperatures in mid-winter aren’t enough to entice you, the workshops we will be offering should seal the deal. We’ve got something for every body, every level, and every interest. Begin your YogaFit journey with our Level One: Foundations training, wrap up your 200-hour RYT with Level Five: Unification, or choose a specialty. 

Stay tuned...more trainings will be added to the schedule soon!

 

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 01/08/2020

Thu 01/09/2020

Fri 01/10/2020

Sat 01/11/2020

Sun 01/12/2020

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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 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, your life, and your teaching. This four‐day intensive introduces the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and some of the more esoteric elements of yoga, like the chakras, mudras (hand gestures), and sound.

Training Time:

Thu 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 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 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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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 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 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 what you know. 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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 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:

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Working with the Chakras 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Working with the Chakras

Much has been written about the chakras—the seven energy centers of spiritual power that reside deep within our bodies and help regulate everything from our physical health to our emotional and mental health. YogaFit’s own teacher-­training modules have covered the chakras in detail, exploring how they work and how they affect overall health and wellness. In this one­-day intensive, you’ll work with your own chakra energies, learning chakra balancing and healing techniques to awaken a deeper connection to Self.

Training Time:

Wed 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

Tight shoulders, hamstrings or hips can prevent even the most seasoned student from experiencing comfort and ease while doing yoga or even moving through the world. By reducing muscular effort and encouraging proper alignment, effective use of yoga props—blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps and even chairs—helps everyone to feel successful and enjoy the full benefits their practice.

Training Time:

Thu 01/0908:00 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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Caregivers 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaFit for Caregivers

Caregivers spend so much time and loving attention on others that they forget to care for themselves–physically and emotionally. If you work with elderly patients, children with special needs, or foster kids trapped in the system, this one-­day workshop can provide the tools necessary to revitalize and reconnect to your center and find the balance you need to serve others.

Click here for more information about our 2019 December Warriors Retreat in Kentucky. 

Training Time:

Wed 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 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 onset of the disease, manage its associated complications and symptoms, and mitigate its effects on the body and the mind.

Training Time:

Thu 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 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 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Improved Pelvic Floor Performance 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
YogaFit for Improved Pelvic Floor Performance

One in four women have pelvic floor issues by the age of 45. This workshop is designed for anyone who wishes to strengthen and improve their pelvic floor, as well as yoga teachers. This workshop combines practical take away tools as well as osteopathic and physiotherapeutic approaches, incorporating a Biopsychosocial Yoga approach. You will learn real techniques for Pelvic Floor Improvement. This is a one‐day workshop that will explore the common conditions that are experienced in the pelvic region, the factors that may contribute to the conditions, and how we solve our pelvic floor issues with yoga poses and breathwork. The result is improved pelvic floor function.

Note: YogaFit for Pelvic Floor Improvement fulfills a portion of the elective requirements necessary for completion of your YogaFit 200‐hour teacher training certification. You may take this program at any time that works for your schedule or if you want to gain a greater depth of understanding about the pelvic floor for your personal practice and or your students enhanced life experiences.

Training Time:

Wed 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Wed 01/08/2020

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 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Working with the Chakras

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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Working with the Chakras

Much has been written about the chakras—the seven energy centers of spiritual power that reside deep within our bodies and help regulate everything from our physical health to our emotional and mental health. YogaFit’s own teacher-­training modules have covered the chakras in detail, exploring how they work and how they affect overall health and wellness. In this one­-day intensive, you’ll work with your own chakra energies, learning chakra balancing and healing techniques to awaken a deeper connection to Self.

Training Time:

Wed 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit for Caregivers

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit for Caregivers

Caregivers spend so much time and loving attention on others that they forget to care for themselves–physically and emotionally. If you work with elderly patients, children with special needs, or foster kids trapped in the system, this one-­day workshop can provide the tools necessary to revitalize and reconnect to your center and find the balance you need to serve others.

Click here for more information about our 2019 December Warriors Retreat in Kentucky. 

Training Time:

Wed 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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YogaFit for Improved Pelvic Floor Performance

11:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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YogaFit for Improved Pelvic Floor Performance

One in four women have pelvic floor issues by the age of 45. This workshop is designed for anyone who wishes to strengthen and improve their pelvic floor, as well as yoga teachers. This workshop combines practical take away tools as well as osteopathic and physiotherapeutic approaches, incorporating a Biopsychosocial Yoga approach. You will learn real techniques for Pelvic Floor Improvement. This is a one‐day workshop that will explore the common conditions that are experienced in the pelvic region, the factors that may contribute to the conditions, and how we solve our pelvic floor issues with yoga poses and breathwork. The result is improved pelvic floor function.

Note: YogaFit for Pelvic Floor Improvement fulfills a portion of the elective requirements necessary for completion of your YogaFit 200‐hour teacher training certification. You may take this program at any time that works for your schedule or if you want to gain a greater depth of understanding about the pelvic floor for your personal practice and or your students enhanced life experiences.

Training Time:

Wed 01/0811:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thu 01/09/2020

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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 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, your life, and your teaching. This four‐day intensive introduces the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and some of the more esoteric elements of yoga, like the chakras, mudras (hand gestures), and sound.

Training Time:

Thu 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 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 what you know. 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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Props

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Props

Tight shoulders, hamstrings or hips can prevent even the most seasoned student from experiencing comfort and ease while doing yoga or even moving through the world. By reducing muscular effort and encouraging proper alignment, effective use of yoga props—blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps and even chairs—helps everyone to feel successful and enjoy the full benefits their practice.

Training Time:

Thu 01/0908:00 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

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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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 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 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 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 onset of the disease, manage its associated complications and symptoms, and mitigate its effects on the body and the mind.

Training Time:

Thu 01/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 01/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Fri 01/10/2020

Sat 01/11/2020

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 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 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:

Sat 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 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 01/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 01/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Sun 01/12/2020

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Accomodation:

Location

Riviera Palm Springs

Address

1600 North Indian Canyon Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Room Rate

$133

Parking

$5.00 daily self-parking; $15 Valet overnight

Hotel Phone

706-327-8311

Reservations

To book a room at this special rate, call 866-961-3785 and refer to the 2020 YogaFit Mind Body Fitness Conference by December 12, 2019. This room block will likely sell out, so we recommend booking soon!

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PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday trainings will run from 11 am to 8 pm. Trainings will run from 8 am to 6 pm Thursday through Sunday. 

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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 12 pm 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!