Skokie, IL March 2021 MBF Conference

We are so excited to return to Skokie for our 6th year in 2021!

Situated in Chicago’s North Shore area at the DoubleTree Hilton, our Midwest YogaFit MBF Conference gives you the opportunity to start your journey toward YogaFit certification 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.  

Arrive at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center in Skokie, IL and be welcomed with a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie and an even warmer reception from our caring and attentive staff. This inviting hotel in Skokie, IL is ideally situated in the Chicago North Shore area. Appreciate the excellent location for access to wonderful shopping and lively nights in the Chicago North Shore. Minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago, this Skokie, IL hotel is close to many attractions.

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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.

Schedule

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Wed 03/10/2021

Thu 03/11/2021

Fri 03/12/2021

Sat 03/13/2021

Sun 03/14/2021

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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 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 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FOUR: Tradition 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
LEVEL FOUR: Tradition

Level Four continues where Level Three left off, exploring more challenging practices and the preparation for each of them. But the real emphasis is on how to weave elements of yoga's ancient tradition into your practice, life, and teaching. This four‐day intensive delves deeper into the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and some of the more esoteric elements of yoga, such as chakras, mudras (hand gestures), and sound.

Training Time:

Thu 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 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 03/1011:00 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 03/1011:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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

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

Training Time:

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Cancer Care 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
YogaFit for Cancer Care

YogaFit for Cancer Care empowers anyone touched by cancer, including family members and caregivers as well as those undergoing diagnosis and treatment. This four-day intensive will help you understand the physical, psychological, and emotional journey people embark on when they’ve received a cancer diagnosis and give you the tools you need to move your students or clients toward health and healing. 

Training Time:

Thu 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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

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

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

Training Time:

Thu 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Wed 03/10/2021

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 03/1011:00 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 03/1011:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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Thu 03/11/2021

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. 

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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FOUR: Tradition

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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LEVEL FOUR: Tradition

Level Four continues where Level Three left off, exploring more challenging practices and the preparation for each of them. But the real emphasis is on how to weave elements of yoga's ancient tradition into your practice, life, and teaching. This four‐day intensive delves deeper into the Yoga Sutra, the Bhagavad Gita, and some of the more esoteric elements of yoga, such as chakras, mudras (hand gestures), and sound.

Training Time:

Thu 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Cancer Care

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit for Cancer Care

YogaFit for Cancer Care empowers anyone touched by cancer, including family members and caregivers as well as those undergoing diagnosis and treatment. This four-day intensive will help you understand the physical, psychological, and emotional journey people embark on when they’ve received a cancer diagnosis and give you the tools you need to move your students or clients toward health and healing. 

Training Time:

Thu 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Advanced Ayurveda

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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Advanced Ayurveda

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

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

Training Time:

Thu 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Add Training
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 03/1108:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Fri 03/1208:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Fri 03/12/2021

Sat 03/13/2021

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 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Yin Yoga

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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YogaFit Yin Yoga

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

Training Time:

Sat 03/1308:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Sun 03/1408:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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Sun 03/14/2021

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Location

DoubleTree Chicago

Address

9599 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077

Room Rate

$139, plus applicable taxes

Parking

Complimentary

Hotel Phone

(847) 679-7000

Reservations

To book a room at this special conference rate, call 800-222-Tree and use code YOGAFIT MBF by February 18, 2021.

Additional Info:

The Wednesday trainings will run from 11 am to 8 pm; Trainings on Thursday through Sunday will run from 8 am to 6 pm. 

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What should I expect at a MBF Conference?

Mind Body Fitness Conferences are 5 days of trainings held in large cities all over the US and Canada.  Each day begins with a complimentary Master Class, led by one of our dynamic YogaFit Trainers.  Trainings run from 11 am to 8 pm on Wednesdays and 8 am to 6 pm Thursday through Sunday.  Save your energy, because the fun continues each evening with different educational sessions/lectures. In the past, these sessions have included Essential Oils, Thai Massage, Neuroscience and Yoga lecture series, Make a Mala workshops, Business workshops, and more.  Each conference offers a variety of trainings for those attendees just starting out on their RYT 200 path through trainings for our Yoga Therapy Program.  YogaFit highly recommends attending Level 4 at a conference so that you can fully immerse yourself in this life-changing 4 days of learning and experiencing. Our conferences offer an opportunity to interact with our YogaFit Trainers, as well as members of our corporate staff.  Last, but not least, we have a merchandise boutique open throughout each conference, where you can pick up the latest music, books, clothes, etc.  Don't wait...register for an MBF Conference today!