406 Yoga Conference

Class Descriptions

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These classes were offered in 2021. You can expect similar type classes at 406YC 2022!

Teacher applications open in March 2022.

Friday Classes

Welcome Class & Intention Setting | Friday 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Join the entire 406 Yoga Community as we set our intentions for the weekend and move our bodies in a large group yoga class. Feel free to come late if necessary. 

Taught by Sharon O’Neill & Allison Rissel

Bites, Buddies & Browse | Friday 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us for a light soup and salad dinner, a chance to hang out with your yoga friends and shop in the vendor room.

Where does Yoga Really Come From?* | Friday 7:45 - 8:45PM

Moving beyond the typical narrative of yoga’s history, this class aims to clarify areas of confusion about the origins of yoga, how it unfolded and its rich interrelationship with other wisdom traditions.

Taught by Dali James.

Lila Flow | Friday 7:45-8:45 PM

Lila is the Sanskrit word for ‘divine play’. In this playful flow we will connect back to our inner child. Learning to let go of fear and the thinking mind and find joy in movement. This class will be fun and free of judgment of ourselves! Here’s to divine play!

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster, Yoga Strap

Taught by Talie Stowell

Saturday Classes

Open to Your True Potential - Kundalini | Saturday 6:30 - 7:30 AM

We are always a partner with the Infinite. Spirit and grace are always here, Kundalini Yoga gives you an experience of who you are when the grip of ego is released. It allows the depth of the soul to be felt and known. Begin to access your truth and create a strong connection to your soul and your soul’s work in this lifetime.

Taught by Siri Kaur

Chakra Delight | Saturday 7:45 - 9:00 AM

We will begin with a brief overview/discussion of the Chakras, followed by corresponding Mantras and Mudras for each. We will then integrate small movements to feel each energy in our physical body as we move through a Chakra Dance. We will end our practice with Savasana to delight ourselves in this energy.

Taught by Erica Gerard

Primal Flow: structured, creative, and FUN | Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 AM

This dynamic yoga class will awaken your primal nature by releasing blocked energy, uniting structured yoga with intuitive movement. It blends traditional Vinyasa elements (Pranayama, sun salutations, Savasana meditation) with primal movement, cardio bursts, and vibration (shake therapy/fascia disturbance) to create balance in all aspects of the body – physical, mental, emotional + spiritual. Amanda will incorporate learnings from her book “Go From Hustle to Flow” to help release overwhelm, cultivate peace, and redefine success within your yoga practice.

Taught by Amanda Jenkins.

Spine Health Yoga* | Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 AM

This ‘all levels’ class will be a gentle slow flow yoga practice employing mindfulness, asana and pranayama with intentions to release tension through the back and neck and to provide stability to these regions. Common spinal conditions and experiences with be discussed through the practice with suggestions for modifications and safety.

Props Needed: A chair, blocks, bolster and/or strap may be useful but not required

Taught by Steven Blair.

Restore Your Pelvic Floor* | Saturday 9:15-10:45AM

Over 50% of women suffer from pelvic floor issues. While pelvic floor issues may be common they are not normal.

Connect with your own pelvic health and discover how yoga can help restore your pelvic floor through breath, movement and mudra.

Taught by Allison Rissel

Vinyasa Power Yoga | Saturday 9:30 - 10:45 AM

75 minute Vinyasa Power Yoga practice

Taught by Barb Oviatt

Kundalini Yoga for Spiritual Awareness* | Saturday 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Dedicated to helping you connect to your soul and center, I draw on specific Kriya practices to find the balance from breath to physical body to heart center. There will be a lot of focus on breath, music, the use of the harmonium, and chanting during this class.

Props Needed: Blanket

Taught by Lauren Rae Hardev Bleck

Yoga & Ego: Enneagram of Personality | Saturday 11:00 - 12:30 PM

This workshop is a fun study, one where we look at ego in a direct and playful manner. According to the Enneagram of Personality, there are 9 ego fixation types and we will visit each one in hopes to define our unique flavor.

Props Needed: Bolster

Taught by Christen Rak

Sequencing and Class Planning for Yoga Teachers* | Saturday 11:15 - 12:30 PM

This CEU class is designed to help yoga teachers learn how to create a class theme and sequence in a super easy way so they never have to stress about planning unique, inspiring classes ever again!

Taught by Crystal Gray

5 Keys to Lasting Change* | Saturday 11:15 - 12:30 PM

We know yoga offers multiple benefits and we want to make healthy choices, but somehow, your desires are not matching your daily actions.

Learn about the Science of Habit Evolution to gain personal understanding about what truly motivates our human behavior. Apply the 5 keys to Lasting Change so that you (and your students) will gain the power to commit to long term health and happiness habits.
·The Single most important step to experiencing lasting change and personal fulfilment
·The 3 Factors that Motivate all the choices that you make.
·The 5 necessary Keys to Igniting Right Action that will keep you on track with a lifestyle that matches your desires.

Taught by Nancy Ruby

Self-Massage and Myofascial Release Yoga for the Shoulder & Upper Arm* | Saturday 1:30 - 2:45 PM

Students will perform self-massage techniques, self-releasing trigger point techniques, myofascial release techniques dedicated to the Shoulder & Upper Arm region. Additionally, students will practice yin & restorative yoga postures, breathing techniques, guided relaxation practices, and meditation dedicated to the Shoulder & Upper Arm Region.

Taught by Meagan Hennekens

Gratitude Flow | Saturday 1:30 - 2:30 PM

This is an all-levels gentle Vinyasa flow class with an intention of gratitude. You can expect a mix of mindful meditation, breath-work, essential oils, Oracle cards, long restorative holds as well as some fun sequencing and standing poses in the middle. Gratitude Flow is a well-rounded practice for the body, mind and soul.

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster, Yoga Strap

Taught by Coty Sluis.

The Power and Importance of Ritual | Saturday 2:00 - 2:45 PM

Now more than ever, we need rituals that build connection and community. We need daily practices that reconnect us to nature, wonder, purpose, and curiosity — but modern culture has taken away much of the spiritual self-authority that each one of us can reclaim. Practicing ritual can drop you into a profoundly sacred place — grounding you and elevating your consciousness down to the very cellular level. In this course we will discuss how to incorporate nature elements of earth, wind, fire and water as practical and magical tools.

Taught by Nikki Eisinger

Yoga Nidra for Health & Healing | Saturday 3:00 - 4:15 PM

The beginning of this session will be a presentation of the what, how and why of the practice of guided meditation called Yoga Nidra. The second half will be a Yoga Nidra for Health & Healing practice. Bring your mat and whatever props you have. Plan on either laying or sitting for approximately 35-40 minutes. This session is for everyone and no yoga experience is necessary.

Taught by Barbie Borinski

Yoga & Art | Saturday 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Begin class with a promoted fun art assignment to set intentions and gratitude followed by a vinyasa flow.

Taught by Taylor Steen

Journey Into Power* | Saturday 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Join Molly Casto for a 90 minute practice based on the teachings of Baron Baptiste, author of the best-selling book, Journey Into Power. This class is all levels and will support you to raise your vitality, physical power & freedom and to access accelerated results in your overall body strength and confidence. You will link the movement in your body with your breath to create a sense of flow that will generate heat and leave you feeling powerful! Modifications to scale up or down will be offered.

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Yoga Strap

Taught by Molly Casto

Moon Phases Yoga* | Saturday 4:45 - 6:15 PM

Astrology is an ancient study of how stars, planets and the cosmos influence human lives. There is a profound connection with Yoga as a sister “science”, many yoga teachers can tell you this just by naming off a few poses, sequences, and stories from ancient Indian texts – i.e. Sun Salutations, Moon Salutations, Half Moon, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras etc. Learning how to combine these two will elevate the teacher and practitioner to a new dimension of self-awareness, empowerment, and energy mastery. This class will: teach theming to the moon phase and zodiac sign including asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, how each phase of the moon effects our energy in body mind and spirit, skills and insight for the practice of Svadhyaya, tools to develop optimal alignment with the cyclical nature of areas of life. This helps the yoga teacher align with a higher purpose of serving their students from a deeper level. Inspiration and motivation for classes!

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster

Taught by Sirena Dudgeon

Why should we yoga? | Saturday 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Do you feel like you need a redirection or a reminder of why you should yoga? Open your mind and heart during this meditation to reconnect with your love of yoga. Are you new to yoga and would like the opportunity to meditate on the benefits of yoga? This is for you, too! Join your fellow yogis in a “Why should we yoga?” meditation.

Props Needed: Bolster

Taught by Fiona Kolberg

Savor it: Yoga and Chocolate | Saturday 5:00 - 6:15 PM

A heart opening workshop combining gentle asana practice, meditation, and chocolate tasting.

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster

Taught by Danielle Nicholas

Sip 'N Shop | Saturday 6:00 - 7:15 PM

Visit the vendor booths or enjoy some light appetizers or a drink at the cash bar. Make sure to bring your raffle tickets since we will be giving away a lot of prizes!

Community Shamanic Healing Experience | Saturday 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Come to be guided into a deep relaxed state and allow your spirit to be cleansed with Chrissy Harts’ shamanic healing practice. Listen to the sounds of drum, rattle, and breath as she clears heavy energy from each participant. The healing work we do together ripples out into the world and as you open yourself to receive this gift, your healing will evoke healing for your community and for the collective.

Props Needed: Bolster

Taught by Chrissy Harts

Sunday Classes

Beginner Yoga Flow & Meditation | Sunday 6:30 - 7:30 AM

This class caters to the beginner student and regular yoga enthusiasts. Bringing movement and the breath together. A gentle relaxing flow to a little more upbeat and faster paced flow depending on the needs of the students. Closing with a mind clearing and relaxing meditation.

Props Needed: Block

Taught by Juanita Smith

Unique Power Flow | Sunday 6:30 - 7:30 AM

Get ready to move, flow and heat up your body with this unique power flow. Go “around the world [yoga mat],” lunge, fly and move with your breath. Transition in and out of poses with fluidity, function and a whole lot of fun!

Taught by Natalie Moses

Unwinding the Shoulders and Upper Back* | Sunday 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Using a combination of gentle somatic movements and yoga asana, this class will help you look inside yourself to find the places in the body where the tension is hiding and invite it to let go. Since most of us carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, we will start there.

Taught by Robyn Lund

Introduction to Foundation Training | Sunday 8:00 - 9:00 AM

Foundation Training is a simple solution that gives you the means to change the way you move and correct the imbalances caused by our modern habits.

Through a series of body-weight exercises, Foundation Training activates your posterior muscle chain, anchors the hips, decompresses the spine, and teaches you to take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs; in your muscles.

No matter your age or your fitness level, Foundation Training puts you on the path to wellness.

This workshop introduces you to the fundamental components of Foundation Training: Decompression Breathing, Anchoring, and Hinging. Using these three concepts, you are teaching your body to act as a pulley system to decompress the spine. Foundation Training can be applied to any existing yoga practice or as modifications for those who have chronic back, hip, knee, or shoulder pain.

Taught by Gabrielle Cahoon

Breathe to Heal: The Love Letter | Sunday 8:00 - 9:15AM

If I asked you to name all the things you love in life, how long would it take for you to name yourself?

This style of breathwork and coaching has the power to change your entire life, but first, we have to take that first step into the work. We begin by writing ourselves an unfiltered love letter, don’t hold anything back here, just let it flow without judgement. Then We will activate the sympathetic nervous system during 29 minutes of active breathwork to release self-doubt, stored trauma, and reprogram our way of thinking about ourselves. This is followed by an even more powerful heart opening guided meditation where we will bring in what truly matters to us so we can begin to cultivate more of that in our lives.

The most common feedback I hear after class is ‘That was like 20 years of therapy in one hour’, or ‘I don’t think my life will ever be the same’.

If you can keep an open mind, you just might have the most profound experience of your life.
**This class is not appropriate during pregnancy.

Props Needed: Pen, Paper, Sweater or Blanket Recommended

Taught by Sharon ONeill

Soul Flow: Empower Yourself* | Sunday 9:15 - 10:45 AM

Combine yoga poses with positive affirmations and intentions to nourish your spirit and see real changes in your life. A powerful flow connecting stability, mobility, strength, and ease to balance your body and mind. Ride the waves and take aim on the mat. Love who you are, and connect with your dreams off the mat in daily life. Connect with your passion, flow with your heart, and fuel your purpose!

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Yoga Strap

Taught by Marla Wyche

Yoga Nidra | Sunday 9:30 - 10:45 AM

Yoga Nidra is an all-levels meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It can also be called “yogic sleep”. The practice of Yoga Nidra creates a state of mind in between wakefulness and sleep, alternating between subconscious and unconscious states, without the loss of awareness. The body recognizes a single hour of Yoga Nidra to be as restful as four hours of conventional sleep. Yoga Nidra can be used to awaken the divine and is one of the ways to enter samadhi, the 8th limb of yoga, also known as bliss or enlightenment.

Taught by Keri Sansaver

Pranayama: Breath of Life| Sunday 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Learn the basics of ‘Prana’ and how it affects your practice and mental health. Learn various profound breathing techniques to balance your ‘doshas’, cleanse your ‘nadis’ and respiratory system as well as calm the mind in preparation for meditation. The benefits of Pranayama are now being validated through current research and various scientific studies into the workings of breath work.

Taught by Vandana Sood-Giddings

The Dance of Strength and Surrender* | Sunday 11:15 - 12:30 PM

When we tune into the delicate dance between strength and surrender on our mat we can cultivate a greater sense of awareness and connection by recognizing what we need and setting an intention for our practice. Often our patterns of either muscling our way through asanas or moving through a more passive practice, is also our way of moving through the world. The antidote to an imbalance, can be focusing on the opposite to find the balance. Throughout this all levels asana practice we will explore this, with the intention of taking this theme off of our mat into all that we do.

Props Needed: Block

Taught by Callie Stolz

VinYin* | Sunday 11:15 - 12:30 PM

Ready for an Attitude Adjustment? Join us for a half vinyasa and half yin practice focused on burning out some of our old beliefs & stories designed to target the liver/ heart meridian to calm our emotions and cultivate joy.

Props Needed: Yoga Block, Bolster

Taught by Stevie Robinson

Live in Balance with Ayurveda*| Sunday 11:15 - 12:30 PM

Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit word ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). As such, Ayurveda translates to the science of life. It is an ancient system of medicine that is often considered the sister science to yoga. In truth, the practice of yoga and Ayurveda, together, work to provide optimal health. This class will provide students with a basic understanding of Ayurveda and how it can support their individual pursuit of health. We will explore the interconnectedness of the body and the universe, one’s prakriti (constitution), and the interplay of doshas in living a life of balance.

Taught by Anna Bohacs