The Business of Yoga Conference 2014

Save the Date! Yoga Alliance’s second annual The Business of Yoga Conference will be held on August 7 – 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Registration is now open! Visit our 2014 conference website!

Applications for presenters closed January 31. If you applied to present at the conference, we will contact you by March. Learn more about the presenter application process and guidelines.

Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the event? Gain exposure to our community of independent yoga teachers and yoga business owners. Act now! Our exhibitor spaces sold out for the 2013 conference within 3 months and many 2013 exhibitors are already confirmed for the 2014 conference.


2013 Conference: The Business of Yoga

In August 2013, we hosted our third national event—YA’s first annual The Business of Yoga Conference. Yoga schools, studios and teachers from all over the world gathered in Washington, DC to focus on how to better spread the practice of yoga and meet the challenges of sustaining a yoga school, studio or personal business. Over 350 people attended the event and enjoyed more than 30 sessions from a wide variety of speakers sharing their proven tips for success in the yoga business. Couldn’t make it to DC? Check out our conference video library of select sessions.

Read a wrap-up of the 2013 conference or view the full feedback survey to hear what our attendees had to say. You can review the 2013 conference website for details on this past event.

2012 Conference: Transformation Through Yoga

In October 2012, YA hosted its second annual conference in Indian Wells, CA themed Transformation Through Yoga, with the educational mission of exploring how yoga yields both personal and societal transformation. Three speakers (Dr. Larry Payne, Nikki Myers, Cora Wen) addressed the conference theme. Over 30 sessions and 10 asana practices filled the weekend, along with a movie screening and kirtan performance and workshop with The Mayapuris. Over 250 people attended the event. 

You can review the 2012 conference website for details on this past event.

2011 Conference: Yoga in the West: Past, Present & Future 

In October 2011, YA hosted its first annual conference in Indian Wells, CA themed Yoga in the West: Past, Present & Future, with the educational mission of shedding light on the origins of Yoga. The inaugural event featured five keynote speakers (Lilias Folan, Philip Goldberg, David Frawley, Mark Singleton, Gyandev McCord), many of whom have studied and written extensively on the history of yoga. We hosted over 50 educational sessions, morning and evening practice sessions, nightly kirtan performances and daily community forums. Over 325 people attended from across the country and around the world to learn from one another and inspire the yoga movement at this landmark event. 

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