4th annual Yoga Expo coming to Bisbee


[B]Hi, I’m just trying to get the word out about this great event. [/B][B]I was pretty consistent about practicing yoga years ago and have recently taken it up again at age 59. I feel this will expo will be well worth attending.[/B]

[B]Yoga students & instructors will converge in Bisbee for fourth annual expo[/B]

Bisbee, AZ – Next month, from Feb. 15-18, the fourth annual Bisbee Yoga Expo??Free the Tiger,? will attract as many as 150 students and 21instructors to classes at Club Kilimanjahro and the Presbyterian Church Annex.
?We were filled to the maximum a week before last year?s expo started,? said Marcia Galleher, co-founder of the expo, along with her husband John. ?I knew we must expand in 2008 so this year we acquired the church annex on Howell Ave.?
Open to yoga students of all levels, the event begins on Friday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the Club Kilimanjahro with a gathering to meet the teachers and each other with live music, refreshments and shopping. Participants need to register by Feb. 8.
Beginning at 9:45 a.m. Saturday and Sunday instructors from Bisbee, Tucson, Phoenix, Payson, Prescott, Denver, and Austin, Texas will hosts a diversity of workshops.
Saturday evening from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Club Kilimanjahro, Revital Carroll of Prescott will perform an Odissi Temple Dance. Following her are Victor Shamas and Jhan Kold of Tucson who will lead an hour of Global Chants. All participants will be encouraged to sing the many high-spirited songs from all over the world. The dance performance and the chanting are open to the public, free of charge.
On Monday, (President?s Day holiday), 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m., internationally-known yoga instructor, Amy Weintraub, will offer a post-conference intensive entitled, ?LifeForce Yoga to Manage your Mood.?
?Amy Weintraub, a national presenter at yoga retreat centers and studios, loves to come here to join the Arizona Yoga community,? Galleher said. ?After 16 years of chronic depression, Amy discovered yoga and its healing effect. We are very fortunate to have Amy participate.?
Weintraub, who authored ?Yoga for Depression? will have her CDs and DVDs available at the expo as well as at Atalanta?s Music and Books in Bisbee.
?Amy will offer techniques on breathing, affirmations, visualization, and sound and, of course yoga postures,? Galleher said. ?Her Intensive is appropriate for those involved in social work, nursing counselors as well as yoga students.?
In fact, continuing education units are available for students.
Now in its fourth year, this annual event has become the largest yoga event in all of Arizona.
?The registered students and instructors enjoy the opportunity to visit Bisbee for a few days and partake in its charm and close community while studying and teaching yoga,? said Galleher in a press release.
Galleher herself, president of the Arizona Yoga Association through October 2009, and veteran yoga instructor draws her own share of participants. AYA will be on hand with a booth offering information and ready to receive new members. AYA members receive a discount on expo registration fees.
Numerous lodging establishments in Old Bisbee have offered discounted rates to the yoga visitors. Other local sponsors include the City of Bisbee, City of Bisbee Youth Council, CopperQueenCommunityHospital, Nancy Davies, Warm Hands Therapeutics, Mobius Products and Services and Bisbee 1000/Save Our Stairs.
For complete information, visit: http://www.bisbeeyogaexpo.com, e-mail: mobius@theriver.com or phone 520-432-3726.