Scottsdale, AZ July 2021 MBF Conference

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is an oasis in the middle of the Arizona desert, with a giant pool and meticulously landscaped grounds of desert flowers and shrubs, palms and fragrant seasonal plantings. An ideal setting to engage in all things YogaFit. 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.  

Whatever you choose, you’ll leave with a renewed sense of focus and purpose. This is one of our favorite MBF Conference properties, and look forward to having you join us!

For more information about Scottsdale, please click here

 

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

 

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Wed 07/14/2021

Thu 07/15/2021

Fri 07/16/2021

Sat 07/17/2021

Sun 07/18/2021

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 07/1411:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 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 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 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 07/1411:00 AM to 08:00 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 07/1411:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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

Learn ways to adapt the principles of yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, to your yoga classes and for your clients in this two-­day intensive. By taking into account health challenges, age, seasons of the year, times of day, and myriad other factors, Ayurveda can help you more effectively meet the needs of your students, your clients (and yourself) on and off the mat. Combines lecture, discussion and practice. 

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

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

Training Time:

Thu 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

Training Time:

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 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 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

Training Time:

Thu 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 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 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Wed 07/14/2021

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 07/1411:00 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 07/1411:00 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 07/1411:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thu 07/15/2021

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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Ayurveda I

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Ayurveda I

Learn ways to adapt the principles of yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, to your yoga classes and for your clients in this two-­day intensive. By taking into account health challenges, age, seasons of the year, times of day, and myriad other factors, Ayurveda can help you more effectively meet the needs of your students, your clients (and yourself) on and off the mat. Combines lecture, discussion and practice. 

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

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

Training Time:

Thu 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Chronic Pain

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Chronic Pain

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

Training Time:

Thu 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 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 07/1508:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 07/1608:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Fri 07/16/2021

Sat 07/17/2021

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 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Ayurveda II

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Ayurveda II

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

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

Training Time:

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 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 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Nervous System Disorders

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Yoga for Nervous System Disorders

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

Training Time:

Sat 07/1708:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 07/1808:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Sun 07/18/2021

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Location

The Scottsdale Resort

Address

7700 East McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Room Rate

$109, plus $5 resort fee and taxes

Parking

Complimentary (self-parking)

Hotel Phone

800-540-0727

Reservations

To book a room at this special conference rate, 1-800-540-0727 and use code “YogaFit Mind Body Fitness Conference” by June 30, 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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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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