Pittsburgh, PA April 2021 MBF Conference

We are very excited to return to the Pittsburgh area after a 6 year hiatus. Discover the 90 distinct neighborhoods of Pittsburgh when you stay at the centrally located Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Where soaring skyscrapers and Pittsburgh's three rivers meet. Click here for more information about downtown Pittsburgh and the many options visitors have. 

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, pick from an impressive array of electives toward your 300 RYT, or choose trainings from one of our Specialty Tracks.

 

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 04/07/2021

Thu 04/08/2021

Fri 04/09/2021

Sat 04/10/2021

Sun 04/11/2021

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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 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 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 AM to 06:00 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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 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:

Thu 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 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 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Restoring Balance: Training the PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System) 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Restoring Balance: Training the PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System)

Using restorative yoga and principles of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, this in-­depth therapeutically-based restorative workshop will help you guide your students and one-­on­-one clients toward a deeper connection to their physical, mental, and emotional bodies, resulting in a more balanced central nervous system for optimum wellness. 

Click here for information about MyCAA

**Please note: the Inner Balance Monitor is a mandatory requirement for all attendees. We are aware that the company is having difficulty with shipping at this time due to the fires in California.  It's OK for you to attend the training without it, as long as you plan to obtain one in the future for the exercises. 

Training Time:

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 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 prior 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 will work with your own chakra energies, learning chakra balancing and healing techniques to awaken a deeper connection to Self.

Training Time:

Wed 04/0711:00 AM to 08:00 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 04/0808:00 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 04/0711:00 AM to 08:00 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 04/0711:00 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.

Training Time:

Wed 04/0711:00 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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Wed 04/07/2021

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 prior 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 will work with your own chakra energies, learning chakra balancing and healing techniques to awaken a deeper connection to Self.

Training Time:

Wed 04/0711:00 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 04/0711:00 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 04/0711:00 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 04/0711:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thu 04/08/2021

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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 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:

Thu 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Restorative

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

InfoAdd
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 04/0808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 04/0908:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Fri 04/09/2021

Sat 04/10/2021

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 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 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 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Restoring Balance: Training the PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System)

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Restoring Balance: Training the PNS (Parasympathetic Nervous System)

Using restorative yoga and principles of Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, this in-­depth therapeutically-based restorative workshop will help you guide your students and one-­on­-one clients toward a deeper connection to their physical, mental, and emotional bodies, resulting in a more balanced central nervous system for optimum wellness. 

Click here for information about MyCAA

**Please note: the Inner Balance Monitor is a mandatory requirement for all attendees. We are aware that the company is having difficulty with shipping at this time due to the fires in California.  It's OK for you to attend the training without it, as long as you plan to obtain one in the future for the exercises. 

Training Time:

Sat 04/1008:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 04/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Sun 04/11/2021

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Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh

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600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Room Rate

$139, plus applicable taxes

Parking

Self-parking options are available within walking distance for a fee.

Hotel Phone

412-391-4600

Reservations

To book a room at this special conference rate, call 888-317-0197 and use code YogaFit MBF by March 6, 2020.

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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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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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