Yoga Is

with Suzanne Byrant

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Conference Overview

Join Suzanne Bryant yoga teacher, wellness expert and filmmaker of Yoga IS: A Transformational Journey as she interviews 25+ leading experts in the world of yoga.

In this unprecedented video interview series you will learn real life solutions to letting go of fears that block true happiness, connecting to your truth and moving into your life’s purpose, tapping into the love that is all around you and discovering powerful tools to create a truly authentic life filled with joy.

The Experts

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Authenticity as a Pathway to Happiness

with Baron Baptiste

A global force, Baron Baptiste has been influential on the international and American yoga scene for over two decades.  His message and the methodology of Baptiste Yoga™ have produced powerful results with hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, and his work continues to be a source of enormous influence across the planet.


May I Be Happy

with Cyndi Lee

Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching.  Founder of NYC’s OM yoga Center (1998-2012) she now teaches workshops and teacher trainings worldwide.  Author of the yoga classic, Yoga Body Buddha Mind, her newest book is the The New York Times critically acclaim… More


Recovery 2.0: Overcoming Addiction through the Path of Yoga

with Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen is a certified Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a leading authority on addiction and recovery with 20 years experience helping others to overcome addictions of every kind.  He is one of the pioneers in the relatively new field of Yoga and Recovery, which utilizes yoga and meditation to help people to move beyond addiction a… More


Tools to Live a Miraculous Life

with Gabrielle Bernstein

Featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as one of the next generation thought leaders, Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Gabrielle is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the book May Cause Miracles, A 40-day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness. Her earlier titles include Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hi… More


Happiness, Illusion & One Yogis Quest for a Little Bit of Truth

with Schuyler Grant

Schuyler Grant is cocreator of the Wanderlust festival and director of Kula Yoga Project in New York City. Developer of a popular style of vinyasa called Kula Flow, known for its emphasis on intelligent alignment and high creativity, she has been singled out by the New York Times as the go-to teacher in New York for advanced-level practice. One i… More


Moving into your Best Self through Yoga

with Sadie Nardini

Sadie Nardini is a fabulous, fierce and fit Ultimate Wellness and Yoga expert who is the host of a daily yoga and lifestyle hour on Veria TV, the 24/7 national wellness channel. She is the author of Core Strength (Random House, Fall 2013), as well as creator of the bestselling Total Transformation yoga DVDs.


The Truth About Happiness

with Bryan Kest

Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga for more than 33 years, and has been teaching for 27 years. He initially studied in Hawaii with David Williams, the first person to bring Ashtanga yoga to America. He then studied in India with K. Pattabhi Jois, the main proponent of Ashtanga yoga. Bryan founded and teaches at two studios in Santa Monica, CA. H… More


Deconstructing the Illusion of Self

with Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman

Rodney Yee is a yoga instructor who rose to national prominence in the early 1990s when he began starring in a series of Gaiam/Living Arts yoga instructional videos and DVDs. More than thirty such programs now exist, selling in the millions worldwide. Colleen Saidman is the cofounder and codirector of Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor, New York, and teac… More


Your Own Personal Toolbox Called Yoga

with Felicia Tomasko

Felicia Tomasko is an Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher, editor of LA Yoga Ayurveda and Health and member of the board of directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Assocition of Ayurvedic Medicine. She first discovered Ayurveda in 1993, after reading Deepak Chopra’s Perfect Health. From that moment she knew she… More


Transformation: Kundalini Yoga and Connecting to Spirit

with Kia Miller

Kia is a devoted Yogini and teacher who imparts her wonderful passion for life and well-being in her teaching. Her style pulls from multiple yogic disciplines, and is both intuitive and steeped in the traditional aspects of yoga.


Dharma Yoga: the Foundation of Being Receptive

with Dharma Mittra

Sri Dharma Mittra has spent most of his life in service to humanity, disseminating the ancient knowledge of how to achieve radiant health and spiritual development. He was born in the late 1930's and has studied Yoga since 1958. After meeting his guru (teacher), Sri Swami Kailashananda, he immersed himself in intense study and practice of the cla… More


Yoga for Love and Happiness

with Amy Ippoliti

Amy is a yoga teacher, writer, and philanthropist. She is known for her innovative methods to bridge the gap between ancient yoga wisdom and modern day life, helping yoga students “turn up their own volume.” A pioneer for advanced yoga education, serving both students as well as fellow yoga teachers, she co-founded 90Monkeys, an online profe… More


You Are What You Seek; Happiness is Your Natural State

with Steve Ross

Steve Ross has practiced various styles of yoga for over thirty years and has been an instructor for over twenty years. He has explored the physical aspects of yoga as well as the philosophical and spiritual roots of yoga. Steve spent four years as a monk in the Vedic tradition. Since that time, he has ceaselessly sought out and reveled in the pr… More


Yoga is my Guru

with Jessica Durivage

Fighting the good fight for the “Higher Self”, Jessica is plotting for an authentic invasion of “Inner Gurus” to take over the world on her weekly podcast, Where is My Guru where she interviews todays leaders in yoga, mindful business, leadership, community, service and wellness. A forever student, Jessica is passionate about creating and facilit… More


Love: Devotion in Motion

with Janet Stone

Janet’s personal yoga journey began in 1996 when she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, where she met an inspired yogi and became dedicated to a conscious evolution through yoga. She blends a  wealth of knowledge and experience to create a unique, vigorous-yet-sumptuous approach to Vinyasa yoga that melds awareness with movemen… More


Unlocking and Celebrating our Potential is the Purpose of Practice and Life

with Rod Stryker

Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and author of The Four Desires. Rod has taught Tantra, yoga and meditation for more than thirty years. He is considered one of the West's true master teachers, whose capacity to clearly illumine the science of the ancient teachings and transmit the deepest experience of those teachings to students, from all… More


Yoga: How We Serve

with Rob Schware

Rob Schware, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Give Back Yoga Foundation and President of the Yoga Service Council. Rob’s yoga career began in 1993 at Omega in a class with renowned yoga instructors Thom Birch and Beryl Bender Birch. Rob was a senior manager for two decades at the World Bank; he began searching for a way to give back to his y… More



with Mandy Ingber

Mandy Ingber is a celebrity fitness expert and New York Times best-selling author of Yogalosophy: 28-days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover, which is available online at 

Her 18 years of experience have attracted clients like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Brooke Shields, and Helen Hunt. She is a… More


Awakening Bhakti

with Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal, sacred music composer, recording artist, instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines music and inspiration from India with his background in western folk, jazz, and popular traditions, creating a stimulating and exotic multi-cultural fusion that is truly world spirit music. Having traveled extensively in India, where he met many b… More


Love and Service

with Nubia Teixeira

A Brazilian-born yogini Nubia Teixeira has devoted herself to teaching different aspects of Yoga for the past 23 years. Perceiving Yoga as a Healing Art, Nubia's refinement and devotion to this ancient  practice is reflected in her unique teaching, overflowing with heartfelt compassion and inspiration. A longtime dancer in the classical Indian da… More


Stress, Emotion, Beliefs and How to be META-Healthy!

with Johannes Fisslinger

Johannes has been passionately involved in integrative medicine, preventive health, yoga and meditation for 25 years. He is president of the non-profit Yoga Health Foundation and co-founder/president of the Intl. META-Medicine Association, which is the worldwide board-accreditation body for all META-Health Professionals.

As the founder o… More


Cleansing the Body Temple to Awaken the Mystic

with Fabian Alsultany

Los Angeles based DJ Fabian Alsultany was initiated into the DJ world as a teenage New York City club kid in the late ’80s. For over 20 years DJ Alsultany has performed his tribalistic musical alchemy at major festivals, world class nightclubs and venues, conferences and yoga/retreat centers across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, India, the Ca… More


Your Body is a Sacred Vessel for Your Soul: Yoga for Healing Body Image Issues

with Kiyomi Takahashi

Kiyomi Takahashi is a Yoga Teacher, Holistic Health Coach, and Yoga Therapist.  She founded Pure Vital Living where she combines her love for yoga with her passion for nutrition and healthy life style to support her clients' vitality so they are able to bring forth into the world their unique light and gifts.  Kiyomi teaches classes and workshops… More


Yoga as a Way of Life

with Elana Maggal

Elana Maggal has been the Conference Director for Yoga Journal since 2001. Since coming on board, she has expanded the department from one conference a year to five successful national conferences. Prior to her position at Yoga Journal, she was the Executive Director of The Learning Annex, an adult education/seminar organization, where she direct… More


The Yoga of Music

with India Arie

World renowned award winning singer/songwriter India.Arie came onto the national music scene in 2001 with her Motown Records debut ACOUSTIC SOUL.  She followed up in 2002 with her sophomore release VOYAGE TO INDIA and then in 2006 released her third album, the more personally expressive TESTIMONY: Vol. 1, LIFE & RELATIONSHIP.  TESTIMONY VOL. … More


Art of Attention

with Elena Brower

Mama, founder and co-owner of VIRAYOGA in New York City, Elena in internationally acknowledged for her potent teaching and coaching, offering her students ways to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude.

She brings practical, day-to-day relevance to the practice of yoga. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artf… More

Your Host


Suzanne Byrant

Suzanne Bryant is a former journalist from NYC. She attended NYU for journalism and worked for Producer George Crile at 60 Minutes II. While living in NYC she took up a daily yoga practice to deal with her anxiety a bi product or so she thought of living amongst metropolis.This daily practice of yoga would be the beginning of a journey. Although she had been practicing yoga, taking her first class in 1991, it was her daily experience of yoga in 1998 that would be the beginning of a transformation. After noticing the powerful effects of calming her mind, clarity about her life began to reveal itself. She enrolled in a 500 hour teacher training with Alan Finger of Ishta Yoga in NYC in 2000 while still working in journalism. After living in NY, Suzanne moved back to California and went to school for a Masters in Spiritual Psychology and Nutrition. She has a private wellness practice with clients in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles working in many modalities to transform lives and help people connect to their health and happiness. With her passion and knowledge of yoga Suzanne also teaches yoga privately and to groups and is excited to launch yoga and wellness retreats worldwide, helping one soul at a time to tranforrm the world into a more happy place. Suzanne has recently released a Feature Documentary called YOGA IS: A Transformational Journey ( which takes the viewer on a their own journey to find true happiness.The film features travels to India and across the US to interview many of the most prominent yoga Teachers in the west as well as some high profile celebrities Russell Simmons and Christy Turlington Burns, musician Michael Franti and Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman in search of what YOGA IS and all the questions we have about life such as love, truth, happiness, purpose, dark and light, transformation and more!  

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