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Navayogimarga Festival!
The Modern Yogi’s Path
Online July 24-30, 2023

Join us for a very special seven-day event of intensive yoga classes and workshops with over 60 master teachers throughout the world!

The Navayogimarga Festival is the brainchild of Kofi Busia and his wife Carol. Kofi is one of the world’s foremost teachers in the Iyengar tradition. He has been teaching for nearly 50 years, and has held his Advanced Certificate for 35 years. He has taught, and is recognized, around the globe.

They offer it in gratitude for yoga and for the yoga community that has nurtured and supported not just the two of them, through the past couple of years but in fact all of us. This Festival offers the opportunity for those of us dedicated to yoga, whether it be asana, philosophy, meditation, trauma studies or whatever, to consider where we have been, and where we go from here.

Clearly, the ancient sages who practised and developed yoga could never have imagined our modern world. It is arguable that a short five years ago, we could never have imagined this post pandemic, mask wearing, social-distancing, zoom world we now live in, and our dilemmas around how we, especially as yogis, should proceed.

I have known Kofi for years and am delighted to be presenting during the Festival! The opening five-days will be taught by Iyengar-certified teachers, almost all of whom studied directly with BKS Iyengar.

The three-day Open Weekend features well-known practitioners from other traditions, and I am teaching two sessions:
Breathe to Beat the Blues

Yoga Meditations for Mood Management

Registration is below, and you’ll receive a 5% discount with the code AWE1

Open teachers are friends, colleagues, and students of Kofi Busia’s from his years as an internationally renowned yoga teacher. Sessions include asana, meditation, philosophy, and a chance to learn about the in-depth and highly personal student-teacher transmissions in a way that is possible only with these kinds of world-renowned teachers.

Given the Navayogimarga Festival‘s title and mission, it is highly appropriate that it will be held entirely online via Zoom. This gives the opportunity for Presenters and participants to take part while being located all over the world. Registered participants are of course entitled to live-stream their daily classes. But they will also have on-demand viewing rights to many other sessions of their choice to view whenever it is convenient. The precise number will depend on their chosen registration level.

Sessions will be conducted between Monday January 16 and Sunday January 22 2023. You can purchase tickets for the festival HERE. Receive a 5% discount with the code AWE1
The 5-Day Iyengar Intensive only, Jan 16 – 20, costs $550.
The Open Weekend only, Jan 20 – 22, costs $345.
The entire seven days costs $750.

All of us who continue to practice yoga enshrine the belief that the search yoga embodies encourages, in us, a timeless wisdom that takes hold within, cultivating a world view based on a deepened sense of existence and humanity. Hopefully you will join me and the other great Presenters being lined up at the Navayogimarga Festival where we can all celebrate together, while also joining the conversation about what the modern yogi’s path might now entail.



Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, C-IAYT, YACEP

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT, is the founder of LifeForce Yoga® and a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health. She is the author of Yoga for Depression (Broadway Books) and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton) and numerous magazine articles and book chapters. Amy is trained in Internal Family Systems, Level 2, and collaborates with IFS-certified therapists to offer integrated programs of IFS and LifeForce Yoga. She has been a consultant for research on the impact of Yoga on mood, and the evidence-based Yoga protocols for depression and anxiety she developed are used in therapeutic settings internationally and are featured on award-winning audio-visual products for mood management.

Amy’s latest offering, Yoga for Your Mood Deck: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety, is available everywhere, and through Sounds True/Macmillan. Her new novel Temple Dancer, set in India in the 1940’s and in current day USA, is now on Audible!