What is your “true core”? How do you find it? Can we use the same modern equipment that spews so much distraction to help reach inner calm and stillness? If you practice or teach yoga, you might already have solid ideas on these topics. If you don’t, they might be new to you. Regardless, the Yoga Journal Conference has something to offer. The five-day conference includes panel discussions as well as more than 100 classes and workshops. On the advanced end, there’s a workshop that lasts two days (Jan. 12-13) called the Business of Yoga. There are several all-day intensive sessions with yoga masters. On the more conceptual end is a class led by local instructor Jane Austin (Saturday at 1 p.m., free and open to anyone) that helps students identify and find that true core through breathing and movement. Rodney Yee, the so-called “yogi to the stars,” gives the keynote address (Saturday at 1:30 p.m., also free) that takes up the issue of whether American healthcare could be improved by adopting an approach of mind and body fitness. Registration options include the whole conference, day passes, and drop-ins.
Jan. 12-13, 2012