Save the Date for the 2017 Yoga Service Conference:
May 19-21 at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY
Watch the 2016 Yoga Service Conference Video
Get a sneak peak inside the 5th Annual Yoga Service Conference
Thank you for making the 2016 Yoga Service Conference the best ever! Yoga Instructors, social workers, health care providers, school teachers, therapists and others gathered to find the resources, inspiration, and support necessary to make yoga and mindfulness practices effective, sustainable, and accessible to all.
We are now reviewing close to a hundred wonderful proposals for presentations at the 2017 Conference. Browse the information below to learn more about the 2016 Conference and stay tuned for more information about the 2017 Conference, as well as sponsorships, exhibiting, scholarships, and more.
- Yoga for All Cooperative, Fairfield, CT
“Attending the Yoga Service Conference was immensely impactful for me and my newly founded yoga service organization. It was such a tremendous value and so well put together. Many, many thanks for offering this. I feel we found our larger community. We are not alone.”
- Just Be Yoga & Tai Chi, Lansing, MI
“What an incredible, jam-packed weekend of service, love, and light. Thank you so very much. I joined the Yoga Service Council and I look forward to next year’s conference and to our collaboration and revolution!”
- Laotong Yoga Prison Project,Charleston, WV
“Presenters at the Yoga Service Conference were knowledgeable, attentive, engaged, and ever so inspiring. The conference was a wonderful opportunity to connect with folks whose yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices are primarily focused on service to the world.”
How can we adapt our yoga—in and out of the studio—to meet the needs of individual students, no matter who they are or what their circumstances may be? How do we effectively and compassionately offer yoga and mindfulness classes for vulnerable youth, first responders, survivors of trauma, or others during times of vulnerability, while still caring for ourselves? Throughout this supportive weekend, we will gather concrete tools to integrate directly into our work with others.
Choose one of three Pre-Conference Intensives: 1) Trauma-Informed Yoga & Mindfulness, 2) The Chakras in Action, and 3) Growing & Sustaining a Yoga Service Organization. Then, join us for the full Conference to:
- Discover ways to adapt yoga to meet unique individual needs
- Learn to use yoga effectively in clinical or therapeutic settings
- Address issues of diversity, inclusion, safety, and the influence of implicit bias
- Discuss how to start, grow, and sustain a yoga service organization or network
- Examine the benefits and challenges of introducing yoga and mindfulness practices to a variety of communities
Optional roundtable discussions and mentoring sessions with advisors and board members from the Yoga Service Council are available. We also gather for a special celebratory music event on Saturday night.
You’ll return home with a renewed sense of purpose and passion, expanded networking and community building skills, and the heartfelt inspiration you need to continue making a difference in the world.
Practice, discussion, keynotes, workshops & more
Matthew Sanford, Rolf Gates, Melody Moore, & others
Practice, learning, community, nature
Chose 1 of 3 options
(Fri., May 13, 9am-5 pm)
Full Conference Registration
Join us for the weekend
(Fri.-Sun., May 13-15)
Meals & Accommodations
Options for differing preferences & budgets