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Find Life’s Peaceful Om at Annual Texas Yoga Conference

Feb 05, 2016 10:30AM

Some of yoga’s leading experts and instructors will discuss the health benefits of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques during the seventh annual Texas Yoga and Music Conference, February 19 to 21, at India House, in Houston. Participants can experience yoga classes of all levels, for both adults and youth. Attendees can also enjoy musical concerts while networking and gaining knowledge of yoga through educational talks, materials and exhibitor demonstrations. Vendors will also be site, selling homemade jewelry and handbags.

Participating speakers hold the belief that yoga is a preventative and complementary treatment for diseases that are often caused by stress. Their intention is to promote not only the teachers of the practice, but also yoga as a way of life for all, fostering peace and wholeness for the masses.

“We will meet you where you are in the yogic journey,” said Jennifer Buergermeister, who founded the conference in 2009, “with a plethora of yoga classes and workshops to choose from this year.” She organized the event with local yoga studios in Houston and support from all over the state of Texas.

This year’s knowledgeable and diverse featured speakers include Gioconda Parker, registered yoga teacher and owner of Gioconda Yoga, in Austin; Melissa Smith, CEO of Melissa Smith Yoga and the author of Pregnancy Yoga, A Simple Illustrated Guide to Self Practice for both Pre and Post Natal; Ricky Tran, founding partner of One Yoga USA, Karma Yoga Center, Castle Hills Yoga, Standard Yoga Training, Breakfast Yoga Club and TranBand; Smitha Mallaiah, a mind-body intervention specialist at the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Program; Dan and Cristina Houston, co-founders of Mind Tribes yoga lab and Houston’s In-Powered by One Significant Act; Dr. Steph Cantu, an instructor at Mind Tribes Yoga Lab and a certified CrossFit trainer; Buergermeister, CEO of Jennyoga and the director of programming for Houston’s new Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer; Wayne Campbell, owner of Campbell Flex Stretch Revolution and Texas Thai Sports Massage; Christina Sell, owner of Christina Sell Yoga; Audi Gozlan, CEO of Kabalah Yoga; and Catherine Allen, a Forrest Yoga teacher liaison and Forrest Yoga mentor guardian.

Location: 8888 W. Bellfort Blvd., Houston. For more information, email [email protected] or visit or for tickets,

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