My Day Pass included three workshops, The MarketPlace, and so much yoga! My morning began with “Arm Balancing” with Kathryn Budig, where I preceded, sans sufficient coffee, to “fly” into Crow Pose, One-Legged Crow Pose, and more, while still half asleep (and with my hot orangey pink Lululemon’s on inside out.). But aside from the smart instruction and glowing light that she is, my favorite Kathryn take away? This quote “Manifest. If you want something, you have to call it out by its name.” Boom!
For the afternoon session I was off to the Amy Ippoliti’s “Yoga Relief for Your Neck, Wrists, and Shoulders”. It was a teacher’s dream workshop! If I could have recorded our time, I would have. Instead, I’ve got lots of notes and happier shoulders for sure. The other thing is that Amy makes you just want to hug her the entire time. Her spirit is just that bright. That, and she’s a super, crazy smart, mindful, inspired yoga teacher and life-liver.
The MarketPlace was, as usual, fun and fruitful. There was a variety of vendors with everything from shoes to mat wipes to the VitaMix guy. But, in the end, I walked away with a couple of fab pairs of Ahnu Footwear, earrings, and a little love from BORN Skincare in the form of “The Source for Sore Muscles” oil. It was a good day at The MarketPlace.
My final workshop with Natural Gourmet Institute’s Chef Megan Huylo “Spring Detox” was a great way to round out a full-day on the mat. Plus, I walked away with a new sprouting kit. Score!
By 5:30pm I was exhausted in the best kind of way – -the yoga.yummy food way! I walked out of that class and the conference completely full and ready to share.
Enjoy my rockin’ Day Pass photos and big thanks to Bruce Almighty for capturing the light! Note: The blurry photos are solely on my head (because I was probably standing on my head). See you next year (perhaps for the whole conference) Yoga Journal Live! NY. Namaste.
Photo Credit: Bruce Dunkins Photography and Tracye Warfield