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Accessible Yoga Conference San Francisco 2017
October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Join Rose Kress and LifeForce Yoga in San Francisco!
LifeForce Yoga combines ancient yogic techniques that are informed by current research to support students in managing anxiety, depression, feelings of loss, stress, low self-esteem, and trauma. The tools are accessible; they do not require a yoga mat for practice and/or can be woven into a yoga mat practice.
During this workshop you will practice:
Breathing techniques to energize (pranayama)
Sound techniques to calm (mantra)
Visualization for goal setting (bhavana)
Hand gestures (mudra)
Meditation techniques to anchor the awareness
Recommended Reading: Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub (Broadway Books)
Required Practice: LifeForce Yoga DVDs & CDs
About the Conference
The world’s leading adaptive Yoga teachers will gather for a weekend of education, community-building, and inspiration. We’ll explore ways to make Yoga available to everyone regardless of ability. All Yoga students and teachers are welcome. Join the world’s leading adaptive Yoga teachers for a weekend of education, community-building, and inspiration. We’ll explore ways to make Yoga available to everyone regardless of ability. All Yoga students and teachers are welcome.
The mission of the Accessible Yoga Conference is to provide a forum where the Yoga community can come together to connect, share, and support those who wish to expand access to the Yoga teachings for people with disabilities, chronic illness, seniors, and people who may not feel comfortable in a regular yoga class.
Join us for a weekend program which includes asana classes, workshops, and panel discussions with senior Yoga teachers on a variety of topics related to increasing access to Yoga. Topics range from adapting poses to community building. You’ll also get a preview of the Teacher Training programs offered by conference faculty.
Rose Kress, ERYT-500, LFYP-2, YACEP, Mentor, Director of LifeForce Yoga
Rose began practicing yoga in 1994 and teaching since 2004. In that time she has focused on the therapeutic aspects of yoga – for the body, mind and soul. Rose teaches classes and workshops throughout the Tucson area and has been blessed to teach at The Crossings in Austin, TX, at Yogaville in VA, at Kripalu in Lenox, MA, and Sivananda Ashram in The Bahamas with the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training Program. She has also presented at a number of Yoga Festivals in Arizona. Rose integrates LifeForce Yoga techniques into therapeutic yoga for back pain, cancer, pulmonary disease, structural wellness, and yoga therapy. She studies with Rama Jyoti Vernon and has taken the Functional Yoga Therapy Training with Maria KaliMa. Rose is the Director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and teaches in the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Trainings. Rose is also the author of 2 CDs, Mantra Chanting with Rose and Pathways to Relaxation.