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Thursday, August 8

Registration is open from 12:30-7:30 p.m.

Exhibits open from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Come connect with our exhibitors, who are dedicated to providing outstanding products and services to the yoga community of teachers, schools and studios.

See a map of the hotel to find your way around. 

 
3:30-4:30 p.m. Gentle Kripalu Practice
Luann Fulbright, E-RYT 500 and Owner of Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center in McLean, VA
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Federal
A & B

5:00-6:15 p.m. Conscious Mind,  Conscious Business
Tom Gardner of The Motley Fool
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Congressional & Senate
6:15-7:30 p.m.   Opening Reception 
Drinks and appetizers sponsored by Hays Affinity

Exhibit Area
  Evening Activity with our Host Committee
Join our Host Committee for an evening bike tour of the national monuments.
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Friday, August 9         return to top                   

Registration
 is open from 6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Exhibits open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come connect with our exhibitors, who are dedicated to providing outstanding products and services to the yoga community of teachers, schools and studios. 

See a 
map of the hotel to find your way around. 

 
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Vinyasa Practice 
Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500, Embrace, Washington, D.C.
see full details

Federal 
A&B

6:30-8:00 a.m.
 
Breakfast Buffet
Start your day with a buffet breakfast, with both vegan and non-vegan options.
  Exhibit Area,
Presidential Ballroom 
7:00- 8:00 a.m. Moderated Roundtables
Grab some breakfast and join in a morning roundtable discussion.
see full details

see details for room assignments
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Preview the New Yoga Alliance Website
Yoga Alliance is developing a new website that will greatly enhance RYT and RYS profiles in the online directory.  Come be among the first to preview Yoga Alliance’s new system and help us identify areas for improvement.  Get a jump-start on refining and updating your own RYT or RYS online profile with staff on hand to answer your questions.
   Michigan
8:15-9:30 a.m. The Yoga Business by Numbers
Scott Kleinfeld, E-RYT 200 of Bamboomoves Yoga
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Presidential Ballroom 
9:15-11:00 a.m.
Tea Break
Tea and snacks will be available 
  Exhibit Area

9:45-11:00 a.m.

Dreaming Your Event Into Being: Tips from Wanderlust
Julia Kadarusman, E-RYT 500 of Wanderlust Festival
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Congressional

Cultivating Community: A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500, Embrace, Washington, D.C.
see full details

Senate
  Developing a Sales Culture at Your Yoga Studio 
Phil Swain, CEO, YogaWorks
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 South American A&B
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ten Tangible Tips  for Social Media Success
Justin Michael Williams, E-RYT 200, SketchbookLA
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Congressional
  The Art and Science of Profitable Private Teaching
Francesca Cervero, E-RYT 200 of Francesca Cervero Yoga + Wellness
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South American A&B
  Living Your Brand
Anastasia Khoo of the Human Rights Campaign, Meg Biram of THE EDIT
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Senate
 12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch
Enjoy a plated vegan lunch.

Presidential Ballroom 
 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
Debra Diamond, associate curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Presidential Ballroom 
2:30-3:45 p.m.

Finding Your Purpose as a Leader: Karma Yoga for our Times
Suzanne Sterling of Off the Mat, Into the World
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South American A&B
  How to Use Marketing to Serve Your Customers 
Jacob Griscom, President of Everyday Ayurveda 
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 Congressional
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Tea Break
Tea and snacks sponsored by Pukka Herbs Ltd  and prAna
Snacks will be available from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
   Exhibit Area
4:00-5:15 p.m.

Essential Legal Issues for Yoga Teachers 
Gary Kissiah, RYT 200 of Gary Kissiah Law
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Senate
  Yoga Videos 101: Grow Your Audience, Grow Your Income 
Kellie Adkins, E-RYT 500 of Wisdom School of Yoga
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South American A&B
  YogaUX: User Experience for Yoga Studios
Katie Myer, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 of Professional Yogi
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Congressional
5:30-6:45 p.m.  Power of Mantra: A Dynamic Flow Yoga Practice
Hari-kirtana das, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 of Washington DC
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Federal A&B
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Sponsor Reception
Join us for drinks and appetizers to thank our sponsors.
  South American A&B
  Evening Activities with our Host Committee
Join our Host Committee for one of three evening activities: a monument tour and meal, a Capitol Hill tour and wine tasting, kirtan with tea and vegan fare.
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Saturday, August 10          return to top                    

Registration is open from 6:00-11:30 a.m.

Exhibits open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come connect with our exhibitors, who are dedicated to providing outstanding products and services to the yoga community of teachers, schools and studios. 

See a map of the hotel to find your way around. 

   
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Vinyasa Practice 
Rolf Gates, E-RYT 500 of Rolf Gates Yoga
see full details

Federal A&B
6:30-8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet
Start your day with a buffet breakfast, with both vegan and non-vegan options.
  Exhibit Area,
Presidential Ballroom 
7:00-8:00 a.m.

Moderated Roundtables
Grab some breakfast and join in a morning roundtable discussion.
see full details


see details for room assignments
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Preview the New Yoga Alliance Website
Yoga Alliance is developing a new website that will greatly enhance RYT and RYS profiles in the online directory.  Come be among the first to preview Yoga Alliance’s new system and help us identify areas for improvement.  Get a jump-start on refining and updating your own RYT or RYS online profile with staff on hand to answer your questions.
  Michigan
8:15-9:30 a.m.
 
The Fundamentals of Workshop Design:  Creating Success for You and Your Students
Rolf Gates, E-RYT 500 of Rolf Gates Yoga
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South American A&B
  Yoga for Seniors: Reaching an Untapped Market
Sherry Zak Morris, E-RYT 200 and owner of Yoga Vista Studio and CEO of YogaJP
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Senate
  Lessons from a Studio Makeover
Learn more about our Studio Makeover Contest winner, River Rock Yoga of Ocean Springs, MS.
see full details
Congressional
9:15-11:00 a.m.
Tea Break
Tea and snacks will be available 
  Exhibit Area
9:45-11 a.m. Focus and Flow:  Attention Management
Nathanael Chawkin, executive coach at Stagen
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Presidential Ballroom 
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thriving as a Full-Time Yoga Teacher: A Panel Discussion: 
Moderated by Julia Kadarusman, E-RYT 500 of Wanderlust Festival
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Senate

Radical Collaboration, Forming Alliances
Suzanne Sterling of Off the Mat, Into the World
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South American A&B
  Creating a Business Plan: Tips to Build an Abundant Yoga Business
DonnaLyn Giegerich, RYT 200 and President of DonnaLyn Giegerich Consulting
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Congressional
12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch
Enjoy a vegan lunch buffet.

Exhibit Area,
Presidential Ballroom 
1:15-2:15 p.m.
The Next Generation of Yoga Alliance
Richard Karpel, president and CEO of Yoga Alliance
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Presidential Ballroom 
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Tea Break
Tea and snacks sponsored by Organic India USA
Snacks will be available from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  Exhibit Area
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Tell the World Who You Are: Effective Writing for Yoga Teachers
Felicia Tomasko, E-RYT 500 of Bliss Network
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Congressional



Rapidly Improve Your Business with Customer Feedback
Brandon Hartsell, E-RYT 500 and founder and CEO of Sunstone Yoga
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South American A&B
  Teacher Management to Transform Your Studio: A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Carissa Ciuca, E-RYT 200 and owner of Breathing Room: Yoga & Movement Studio in Portland, ME
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Senate 




4:00-5:15 p.m.
Financial GPS: Saving and Investing for Your Future as an Independent Yogi
Takeyah Young, CHHC, CYT and owner of CoreConnectionLifestyle.com and founder of Prosperity MIX™
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Congressional

Karma Service Yoga
Beth Shaw, E-RYT 500 of YogaFit, Inc.
see full details

Senate
  Essential Legal Issues for Yoga Studios 
Gary Kissiah, RYT 200 of Gary Kissiah Law
see full details
South American A&B
  Evening Activity with our Host Committee
Join our Host Committee for a yoga hike.
see full details