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Yoga Journal Conference This Weekend in NYC

Yoga Journal Conference 2011Did you sign up for the Yoga Journal conference this weekend? There are a few days left to register. Classes happen all day on Saturday and Sunday, as well as single day intensives on Friday and Monday. Study with senior teachers like Cyndi Lee, Seane Corn, Judith Lasater, Alan Finger, Leslie Kaminoff, Rod Stryker, Ana Forrest, or Shiva Rea.

Curious to learn more? Here are a few cool talks and events that are free and open to the public:

Keynote Address by Matthew Sanford (Saturday, May 14, 1:30pm – 2:30pm). Matthew Sanford shares his remarkable story of surviving a devastating car accident and living with paralysis for the past 32 years–and how, through yoga, he has discovered new levels of sensation within his entire body. His story not only changes how one thinks about yoga and yoga poses but also shows how yoga can practically transform the world around us.

Panel Discussion: The Yoga of Food. (Sunday, May 15, 1:30pm – 2:45pm). What does it mean to eat like a yogi? Is there such a thing as a yogic diet? Join Aadil Palkhivala, Ana Forrest, Seane Corn, David Romanelli as they discuss how the practice of yoga affects our food choices. Moderated by Yoga Journal’s Dayna Macy, author of the new book “Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey from Obsession to Freedom.”

Closing Savasana with David Swenson (Sunday, May 15, 5:45 – 6:15pm). Let go of fatigue and adopt a state of profound meditation as Swenson guides you through a simple inward journey designed to show you how to relax, release, and unwind.

There’s also a Business of Yoga workshop, for those learning financial balances, and special events for both teachers and new beginners.

If you’ve been in the past, I’d love to hear about your experience, leave a comment below!