Conference Presenters

This year we have a great lineup of national and local presenters.

Coral Brown

CoralBrownAstavCoral draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the processes of healing and transformation. Her integrative yet lighthearted approach invites students to unite mind, body, and spirit to transcend physical asana and create space for a conscious evolution that aligns with their own natural rhythms. Coral is a senior… [read more]

Annie Carpenter

AnnieCarpenterFireflyKnown as a “teachers’ teacher,” Annie is the creator of SmartFLOW Yoga, an intelligent marriage of mindful movement with compassionate, wakeful alignment. Annie creates practices that are at once advanced and challenging, yet safe and playful. She has been practicing yoga since the 70s, performed and taught for the Martha Graham company in the 80s, and continues to be a… [read more]

Jason Crandell

jasoncrandellpeacock_thumbJason was recently named “one of the next generation of teachers shaping yoga’s future” by Yoga Journal for his skillful, unique approach to vinyasa yoga. Jason’s steady pace, creative sequencing, and attention to detail encourage students to move slowly, deeply, and mindfully into their bodies. Take a class from Jason and you will… [read more]

Alexandra Crow

AlexCrow2_thumbAlexandria’s daily yoga practice has shown her how to approach challenges, struggles, and negative patterns in her life with open eyes and a fearless attitude. This approach has led her to achieve not only the poses she never thought she could do, but to conquer the negative and painful patterns in her life that she thought would persist forever. Choosing to walk down this path has… [read more]

Taylor Harkness

Taylor HarknessTaylor lives to learn through play. His motto is “This world is a crazy, wonderful, beautiful playground and it’s about time we all jump in.” He first tried yoga with his rock climbing partner and, after just one class, he was hooked. But beyond physical awareness, his head was clearer, his energy was even higher and more grounded, and he was overwhelmed by all of the love from the wonderful people flowing into his life. To Taylor, it made… [read more]

Sara Ivanhoe

SaraIvanhoeheadshotSara Elizabeth Ivanhoe is the Yoga Spokesperson for Weight Watchers, most recently releasing the “Weight Watchers Yoga Starter Kit.” She began teaching in 1995, shortly after graduating with honors from New York University. She has completed the Yoga Works teacher training, a specialized Therapeutics program and is also certified by Erich Schiffmann in his Freeform… [read more]

Tra Kirkpatrick

trakirkpatrickheadshot_thumbTra is recognized as E-RYT 500 by Yoga Alliance and is a certified Pranakriya Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodyworker, and teacher who has a private practice and teaches in Atlanta, Georgia. Inspired by the healing powers of yoga, Tra has spent the past decade sharing the practices of healing and wholeness that come from our willingness to… [read more]

Cyndi Lee

cyndileenavasana_thumbCyndi was the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. In 1998, she founded the OM yoga Center in NYC, which became a mecca for yogis worldwide. One of the most influential teachers in the United States, Cyndi is known for her dynamic and contemplative classes, creative, safe and sane sequencing, smart and soulful teachings, all offered in a non-competitive environment of… [read more]

Mantra Ma

mantrama_thumbShonali Banerjee and Jocelyn Rose combine their voices and hearts as Mantra Ma to offer blissfully healing live vocal harmonies and deeply supported restorative and gentle yoga postures… [read more]

Giselle Mari

Giselle MariAn Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and E-RYT 500, Giselle’s introduction to yoga in the early 90s was a natural progression from her gymnastics/dance background, her passion for music, and being raised by a bohemian flamenco dancer, all of which have influenced her style and approach to teaching and life. Described as “spunky” by her teacher Sharon Gannon… [read more]

Gina Minyard

ginaminyardlotus_thumbGina brings awakening and alchemy, the heart of yoga, into the fore with her teaching. She engages on every level with heart, mind, and body-transforming guidance, integrating vinyasa flow with the penetrating work of dynamic alignment and unifying actions in each pose. Thematic inspiration and intelligent sequencing ground her instruction and promise sound progress… [read more]

Hollace Stephenson

Hollace StephensonHollace seeks to guide students to recognize that everyone has the capacity to shape their own lives and the world through the practice of Tantra and yoga. A quote from philosopher and scientist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin summarizes her teaching philosophy, “The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.”… [read more]