3 Reasons You Should Be Attending The Northwest Yoga Conference
By SF Yoga Mag
Northwest Yoga Conference, a premier yoga event, will take place on February 8th through 12th at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Seattle, WA. This sixth annual conference will feature more than 30 internationally acclaimed yoga teachers including Seane Corn, Eoin Finn, Kia Miller and Aadil Palkhivala. Bringing together over a thousand yogis, the Northwest Yoga Conference provides an interactive weekend that explores a unique and powerful theme each year with this year’s theme inviting attendees to find “The Courage to Live From Your Heart-Center”.
We offer you three reasons you should consider attending this premier yoga event:
1. Don’t You Deserve the Best Return for Your Investment?
The Northwest Yoga Conference is designed to provide the best possible value for attendees without compromising on quality. The value is evident in the intimate workshop settings, presenter line-up and pass prices. Workshop capacities range from 25 to 100 attendees which means you can personally engage with each presenter. The presenter line-up is hand selected by the director to ensure relevant, useful and inspiring content is offered by presenters that genuinely care about supporting you on your journey. And when you compare the cost to other events, you will find that you get a lot more yoga for less. The Northwest Yoga Conference offers 26 hours of yoga for $499. Other events similarly priced only offer 18 hours of yoga and those that offer a similar number of yoga hours cost twice as much at $928. If you are going to attend a yoga event, why not get the most for your investment?
2. Immerse YourSelf in a Genuine, Authentic, Heart-Centered Community
The conference was founded as a grass-roots, heart-offering with the aim of cultivating an inclusive and supportive yoga community. The event welcomes all-levels, from beginners to teachers. You can expect warm, caring smiles around every corner, loving hugs when you need them and the promise of new friendships that will carry on beyond the event. With this culture of love, it is not hard to see why 9 out of 10 attendees plan to attend again.
3. Explore More Than Asana
The schedule features a wide-range of topics beyond asana including meditation, kirtan, pranayama, restorative, philosophy, Ayurveda and more. Deepen your understanding of the yoga practice and learn about the koshas, discover the roots of Hatha yoga or make a mala and practice using it. Take a playful approach and flow to the beats of the Beatles, learn an artistic approach to yoga photography or invert your practice with handstands.
For yoga teachers, there are plenty of workshops to support elevating their teaching and business. Spend the day with Seane Corn to be reminded of how inspiring you already are and receive tools to help share that with your students. If you are ready to start teaching beyond the yoga studio, consider spending the day with yoga business coaches Jill and Michael Knouse who will support you in creating a successful AND sustainable yoga business. If you want to mix and match, there is a wide assortment of workshops to choose from that teach you how to lead yoga retreats, take your teachings on the road, better prepare and plan for taxes and brand yourself as a yoga teacher. There are over 100 workshop hours to choose from that are eligible for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.
No matter where you are on your journey—from beginner to advanced student, teacher or studio owner—the Northwest Yoga Conference is ready to support you on your path to your heart-center. Join them this year and find out why attendees come back to this uplifting community gathering year after year.