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Master yogis at San Francisco yoga event

On January 12-16, thousands of yogis will flock to San Francisco to stretch, mix, and mingle with some of yoga's top teachers at one of the premier yoga events in the world, yoga publication Yoga Journal's 9th annual conference.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 20, 2011 17:31 IST

This year's event will feature more than 100 classes taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers, including Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, and Ana Forrest. The 2012 event will also include a Friday night kirtan with famed "yoga rock star" Krishna Das.

Additional Yoga Journal conferences are held around the country in various yoga hotspots, including New York (April 12-16), San Diego (July 12-16), and Estes Park, Colorado (September 30-October 7). Each event draws around four thousand attendees.

YogaA full four-day pass to the San Francisco event is priced at $1,065. A weekend pass costs $535; a day pass is $285.For budget-minded yogis, the event also offers classes and workshops that are free and open to the public, including meditation workshops, acroyoga classes, and a keynote address by yoga master Rodney Lee.

While not as large as the Yoga Journal conference, another option is Hong Kong's Evolution Asia Yoga Conference, June 7-10. The concept is similar and is the largest of its kind in Asia, and will likely expand in coming years as Westernized yoga, and major yoga brands such as Lululemon, continue to expand. Stay tuned for more details; registration begins January 19.

First Published: Dec 19, 2011 14:18 IST