Thank You to all of our amazing 2018 Presenters for making our 7th year a huge success!
Wah! has been working in the field of personal development for over 25 years and has published books on yoga and healing. She has lectured at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount University, performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and taught at Omega Institute and 1440 Multiversity. She’s been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Mantra Yoga & Health Magazine and Yoga International Magazine. She teaches workshops, yoga teacher training modules and performs Healing Concerts in planetariums and theaters across the country. more….
Sean Johnson & Wild Lotus Band
Yoga-Infuse yoga practice with imagination and depth -Bhakti On The Mat- weaving asana, storytelling & evocative live music.
New Orleans native Sean Johnson is the founder of the band and loves to inspire people through a creative integration of imaginative music, yoga, storytelling, and poetry. His passion for music ranges from a deep appreciation for the transcendental power of rock, Irish folk music, Indian and Sufi devotional music. He’s been leading kirtan for the last seventeen years. His voice is equally influenced by his roots in New Orleans, vocal exploration of his ancestral Irish heritage, as well as study in Indian vocal music and love of the path of bhakti yoga– the yoga of the heart.
Dana Trixie Flynn
Recognized throughout the yoga community as a true “teacher’s teacher,” Dana brings an ecstatic expression of movement, music, and community to her practice and her students, as the co-founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers, located in New York City and San Francisco, and Lotus Flow Yoga.The former stockbroker, restaurateur, …more
Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy – Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She was named one of San Francisco’s Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine, one of “70 Yogis Changing the World” by Origin Magazine and “100 Trailblazers in Yoga and Ayurveda” by Spirituality and Health Magazine. She is also an internationally-recognized yoga teacher, ..more
Jeffrey Rama Cohen
Jeffrey Cohen Teaches yoga world wide. He has been called authentic, real, and funny. Since 2011, he has taught the international Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Trainings and certified and mentored hundreds of teachers. He is a dedicated student of yoga since 1995 and is known to inspire, nurture and motivate with a unique aptitude for revealing the mystical depths of the yoga teachings in a relevant, riveting way. He is a musician and recording artist with a new album due out this year. Check out his debut single, “Sometimes Angles” on Youtube. Michael Franti featured him on his “Artist Spotlight”. Music (Nada Yoga) is an integral component of his teaching. He can also be heard on WOHM 96.3FM hosting his radio show, “The Yoga of Music”.
Mary Brown completed a 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga certification program in 2003 with Sharon Gannon and David Life, co-founders of the renowned Jivamukti Yoga School. She has had the good fortune to participate in workshops and classes with many other gifted teachers. Mary has been teaching weekly classes and seasonal workshops since 2005, mostly in Floyd, VA.
Her yoga classes reflect the knowledge of 22 years of study in anatomy and physiology as a licensed massage therapist. She teaches a disciplined class with an emphasis on fluid breathing and proper alignment.
Her classes are challenging, fun, musical, creative and disciplined, with teachings grounded in ancient scripture and an emphasis on deep and equal breathing. The sequencing of her classes is fluid and reflects her knowledge of the body and rhythm through many years of dance and asana. Her love of yoga philosophy and chanting is contagious and students are quick to learn Sanskrit pronunciation with her. An Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, she has been an integral part of the renowned Jivamukti teacher trainings for many years, mentoring hundreds of trainees, teaches all over the world, and is involved in fundraising for amazing organizations.
Rob Lenfestey is an educator and innovator in the world of creative holistic empowerment and physical mastery. He’s the master of Slack Lining at the YogaJam. Join him as he leads us into Wilderness Yoga, a true Integrated Yoga Practice that takes the practice of Yoga Asana and expands the experience available with each and every breath and movement.
Anton Mackey is a soulful, passionate, and experienced Vinyasa Yoga teacher based out of Phoenix, Arizona. With a background in anatomy & physiology and a passion for seeking the truth, Anton skillfully bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual. He travels around the globe teaching workshops and teacher trainings, presenting at festivals and leading retreat.
J MIles-Yogi, martial artist, body worker, retired breakdancer, community activist, and the son of a Baptist minister, J Miles (ERYT 200-RYT 500) has been has been learning and studying eastern arts and philosophy for over 15 years. more
Most teachers know the asana and the message behind yoga. Becky Eschenroeder lives it. When you practice with Becky, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Becky’s credentials, ERYT200/RYT500/RCYT, highlight her teaching capabilities. Beloved by her hometown in Richmond, VA, Becky has transformed countless lives through her teaching. ..more
Bart owns Global Breath Studio in downtown Durham, NC, which donates at least 30% of its profits to LiveGlobally, a local non-profit focused on creating and supporting sustainable programs for the well-being of individuals and communities, locally and globally. He has completed 200, 500 & 800 hour trainings with MindBodyCentering Yoga & Dharma Mittra. He also loves headstands. And power tools.
Jenifer Turman Bayliss
Jennifer Turman Bayliss, E-RYT 200, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP, has practiced yoga for 25 years. She has presented at The Floyd Yoga Jam, the Radiant Child Teacher Training and for many health fairs. Jennifer has created space for wellness circles, Reiki shares, vision board parties and energy camps for children, and adults, of all levels, and abilities. Turman Bayliss is the director of the Sunshine Studio and the Winchester Montessori School’s Young Yogi program. She is part of the faculty at Vostrikovs Academy of Ballet and adjunct faculty for Shenandoah University. Her style of gentle yoga encourages students to remember the special light within.
Mary Furlo of Satya Yoga
Mary Furlo has a background in Elementary/Early Childhood Education (Penn State University) and Business (Seton Hill University). She is proud to call southwestern PA her home. Mary owned and operated Wisdom and Wonders, Inc. Child Care and Yoga Studio from 2004 to 2007, where she had the pleasure of bringing yoga into the lives of children and adults. Mary is an E-RYT 200 and RCYT through the Yoga Alliance. After years of working at various schools and Universities, Mary has returned to her true passion of teaching…more
Michelle Keenan of Satya Yoga
Michelle Keenan, E-RYT 200 and RPYT through the Yoga Alliance, is a native of Southwestern PA and the owner and co-founder of Satya Yoga, LLC. in Greensburg, PA. She has 12 years of experience teaching students of all ages to learn about themselves and create community through their practice of yoga. Michelle’s teaching philosophy is that the breath is the tempo and the body is the dance. She encourages students to learn to trust the wisdom of their bodies, and that their true practice happens ..more
Cindy Beers, founder of Red Head Yoga, creates a place for people of all ages and body types to practice yoga and meditation in a safe, inviting, and authentic environment. Students experience a class which is tailored to the students’ ability, sprinkled with compassion and a touch of laughter that leaves them feeling content and at peace. more…
Grace Wood has been facilitating workshops and retreats since 1989. A student of Thich Nhat Hahn, John Kabat-Zinn. and many others, she has received certificates from Harvard on her advanced studies in negotiation skills, leadership and spirituality. Together, with the natural world, Grace creates an environment where the sacred can be heard and felt. Join Grace at Yoga Jam for a Meditation Walk, it will open your heart!
Rob was a cheerleader for Drexel University, for the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Team, and for the Philadelphia 76ers NBA Team. Currently, he coaches the co-ed cheerleading team for Temple University and teaches Acro wherever he goes. Partnering up with Aqua Vida, he even started SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) Acro in Philly. If you do the math, he has been tossing people around in the air for about 2 decades.
Rob is also working on lifting up 10,000 people before the year 2022. He surpassed his original goal of lifting 2,017 people before the end of 2017 with 2,301 different people. He’s been featured on Fox 29, 6ABC, and Philly Magazine. If anyone wants to be Insta-Famous and be part of the challenge, Rob will gladly lift them up.
Debora Nitya Jackson
Debora Nitya Jackson, E-RYT500, is a certified Integral Yoga Teacher and completed Advanced Training at the Himalayan Institute & The Chopra Center. She is immensely grateful for the continuous guidance of her teachers! Trained in all aspects of Classical Yoga her offerings include Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Tantra, Ayurveda, Hula Hoop Dance Meditation & more!
Carrie has over 15 years of teaching.”Through journaling and yoga, I have overcome depression and chronic anxiety. By this path of self-study, I have released the fear and confusion that blocked me from experiencing love, creativity and abundance.”
Alanna Collins- Speaker
Alanna Collins is a Psychiatric Registered Nurse by background and has been studying indigenous medicines with teachers in Brazil and Peru for the past 5 years. She facilitates Kambo ceremonies, women’s healing circles, and international retreats to the Amazon.