First YogaCon convention coming to the QC

The Quad City Yoga Foundation will host the first-ever Quad Cities yoga convention called YogaCon on March 4-6.

The new event will be at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport. The event is for people interested in yoga from beginners to advanced practitioners, according to the Quad City Yoga Foundation. 

Matt Taylor

“Our theme is ‘Yoga Supports Mental Health’ and allows us to highlight some of the best yoga teachers in the United States who are doing interesting and deep work supporting folks’ mental health with the practices and discipline of yoga,” the foundation added.

Participants will have the option to attend a full weekend of yoga sessions or join select days and events at the conference. Events will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, March 4, and at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6.

This year’s presenters feature Indu Arora, Matt Taylor, Amy Weintraub, Pooja Varini, and others. There will be multiple breakout sessions for specialized classes as well.  

Indu Arora

Some of the scheduled sessions during YogaCon will include:

  • Indu Arora will present “Dare to Rest: Shavasana Unlocked.”
  • Amy Weintraub: “Yoga for Your Mood.”
  • Pooja Virani: “Embodied Inclusion.”
  • Kristine Weber: “The Neurobiologic Benefits of Slow, Mindful Yoga.”
  • Buffy Gillespie: “Exercise for Cancer.”
  • Laree Schouweiler: ‘STRONGER, Not Smaller.”

The Quad City Yoga Foundation was founded to bring the benefits of a full yoga practice to underestimated Quad Citizens. The Quad Cities Yoga Foundation seeks to serve school children, partner with other local organizations, and share the many life benefits of yoga.

Tickets and more information on the event can be found here. There will be a limited number of tickets sold to comply with COVID-19 safe practices. 

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