The excitement is building as Team 3ME prepares for another transcendent weekend at the Midwest Yoga Conference, May 17-20, just outside of the Windy City in Bloomingdale, IL.
Each year we look forward to returning to MYC as a particularly nurturing community in the Midwest. It is a home-away-from-home for us, where all of the staff treats me like family. There are people who come only to this show each spring, and they’ve been doing so for years. One of the personal highlights for me is the yoga demonstration given annually by Jim Bennitt. I have filmed him two years in a row and will make these videos available for viewing online after this year’s event.
What it is that makes this conference so special is a feeling that must be experienced rather than described. As you visit their website, you encounter a sense of enlightened intimacy, even in its virtual presence. On their theme of Beauty and Truth, Jonny Kest radiates an open invitation to “come join a radical detox movement that will celebrate a weekend of sweet yoga, live music and led dance flows,” inviting all walks of life to come together onto the mat for a shared experience.
The environment is humble and nurturing, giving students the opportunity to practice under the guidance of numerous well-respected teachers in the yoga community.
Many teachers also return year after year, including 3ME Family member Janet Stone. Her long-time teaching assistant, Jody Greene, shares that (more…)