How To Rock A Day Pass: Yoga Journal Live! New York 2015


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Every year, I plan to attend all four days of the Yoga Journal Live! New York Conference. That hasn’t happened yet. But, this year I did grab a Day Pass for the Sunday events. And, what a day it was!

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

About Tracye

Known for her motivational mantras and joyful practice, Tracye Warfield puts the play in yoga and yummy food. Tracye began practicing yoga in 1999, when she first hobbled onto the mat after a long and achy marathon. Ten years later, she walked away from a successful career in corporate America to start living the life she was meant to live. Currently, she teaches Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Hatha, and Pilates in studio classes, workshops, online, with private clients, and at her bytracye yoga.yummy food retreats throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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