Due to unforeseen circumstances, this conference has been cancelled.

The YogaMind Conference, presented by CIIS Public Programs & Performances, explores the intersection between body and psyche in the practice of yoga. The benefits of yoga extend far beyond the physical. The conference examines how yoga's restorative capacities support the mental wellbeing of its practitioners by investigating intersections between yoga and psychology, mindfulness, meditation, and neuroscience.

Grounded academically at the intersection of yoga and psychology, the conference offers opportunities for deep consideration of psychology, therapy, mindfulness, and neuroscience alongside asana and meditative practice. Developed for yoga practitioners and teachers, therapists, psychologists, coaches, mental health professionals, and client-based practitioners, YogaMind is the premier event for building community and practical capacities.

Presentations by Seane Corn, Tami Simon, Alanna Kaivalya, and many others. The conference will be hosted by Konda Mason.

Conference Details

Friday, April 1, 2016, 7pm

Saturday, & Sunday, April 2-3, 2016, 10:00am-6:00pm

Hotel Kabuki
1625 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

(All events located at Hotel Kabuki except pre-conference workshop with Alanna Kaivalya located at CIIS Main Building)

*8 BBS CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN)
*This conference is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend all weekend.


Hotel Kabuki San Francisco - 1625 Post Street, SF, CA 94115

Direct Line: 415.922.3200
Reservations Phone: 800.533.4567
Email: kabukifrontdesk@jdvhotels.com

CIIS Rate*: $226 + TAX for Thursday March 31, 2016 through Sunday April 3, 2016
* Cut-off date: Tuesday March 8, 2016

Sponsorships Still Available

We have a limited number of sponsor opportunities available for the upcoming YogaMind conference at the Kabuki Hotel in San Francisco. Sponsorship with CIIS Public Programs & Performances is a collaborative partnership which provides your organization exposure to our extensive community in addition to direct recognition throughout the conference. Contact us at publicprograms@ciis.edu to begin the conversation about your conference sponsorship!

Pre-Conference Workshop

Seane Corn - A Toolbox for Self-Discovery and Empowerment

Pre-Conference Workshop
Alanna Kaivalya - The Depth of Yoga Psychology: Integrating Mind and Spirit

Seane Corn - Contemporary Tools for Radical Healing

Conference Schedule

A PDF version of the schedule is available here.

The conference will be hosted by Konda Mason.

THURSDAY (Pre-Conference Workshop)
10am-5pm The Depth of Yoga Psychology: Integrating Mind & Spirit Alanna Kaivalya CIIS Main Building
FRIDAY (Pre-Conference Workshop)
10am-5pm A Toolbox for Self-Discovery and Empowerment Seane Corn
7pm-9pm Keynote: Contemporary Tools for Radical Healing Seane Corn
Ballroom Spring Room Osaka Room
8:30am-9:30am Asana Practice
10:00am-11:00am The Body and Beyond: Asana with Seane Corn



The Yoga of the Voice and the Voice in Yoga with Silvia Nakkach*

Meditation for Individuation with F. Nick Fortino

Redefining the Baseline with Kelly Gardner

Asana Practice

Asana Practice

12:20pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm The Three Wisdom Traditions with Kathryn Templeton* Somatic Yoga Therapy with Janice Gates Asana Practice
2:40pm-3:40pm Y.E.S. - Yoga, Empowerment, and Social Justice with Dianne Bondy
3:40pm-3:55pm Break


Yoga: A Science of Experience with Chase Bossart*

Talk Therapy and Beyond with Kathy Shafer

Asana Practice
5:05pm-5:50pm Embodiment and Psychotherapy with Raja Selvam* New Uses for Old Mantras with Rebecca J Center Asana Practice
5:50pm-6:00pm Closing
8:00pm-10:00pm Evening Meditation/Dance
8:30am-9:30am Asana Practice
10:00am-11:00am Being True: Aligning Our Inner and Outer Work with Tami Simon
11:10am - 12:10pm
Somatic Yoga and Whole Person Psychology with Eleanor Criswell Hanna* Yoga, Trauma, + Neuroscience with Sarahjoy Marsh Asana Practice
12:10pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm Yoga for Health and Transformation with Sat Bir Khalsa* Ascension to Freedom in Relationship with Julia Lorimer Asana Practice
2:40pm-3:40pm Yoga & Psyche with Mariana Caplan* Meditation Practice
3:40pm-3:55pm Break



Yoga Beyond the Mat with Alanna Kaivalya*

Carceral Liberation with Tria Blu Wakpa

Asana Practice
5:15pm-5:45pm Rest, Refresh, and Digest with Chase Bossart
5:45pm-6:00pm Closing

 * CE Track

Registration Details

Before Feb. 22: $245
Before March 21: $295
After March 21: $345

ONE DAY: $175
Keynote: $20/$25
at the door

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this conference has been cancelled.

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