We’ll be there: Yoga Journal Conference at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.

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on Sep 20, 2010
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To register for the program, click here. We’ll see you there!

Update: Contest closed. Update: elephantjournal.com has exclusive honor of giving two tickets to Yoga Journal Conferences’ Anusara Yoga Grand Gathering with John Friend in Estes Park, CO — September 19-22 (travel, room and board not included).

How do you enter? Simple: click “suggest to …friends” at left of our Facebook Page & invite your friends (> than 108 is good, > the merrier) to “like” that Page. Say how many friends you invited in comments section below this article (not on our FB Page, too hard to keep track).

Winners will be picked at random and announced here only on Friday., Sept 10. ~ Waylon Lewis


Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, Colorado, set between towering mountains and herds of elk, features many of the world’s preeminent yoga teachers and over 1,000 avid students of America’s favorite spiritual fitness routine. Waylon Lewis of elephantjournal.com and company will be on the scene, yoga mat and tweetdeck in hand.

My favorite yoga conference on planet earth is coming up.

I’ve gone for eight years, now, missing a year here and there. I call it the Valhalla of yoga: the Rocky Mountain campus is crawling with famous, quality yoga teachers like John Friend, who’s leading this year’s Grand Gathering. We’ve done, say, 15 or 18 pages of interviews with Cyndi Lee, Seane Corn, Tias Little, Baron Baptiste and other general coverage of the conference in elephant magazine, and last year blogged and tweeted up the conference.

Here’s the blurb:

If you haven’t experienced this unique event, now is the time. Come enjoy world class yoga with the top teachers surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountains and roaming elk in Estes Park, Colorado. Choose from the 3-Day Anusara Yoga Grand Gathering, our Main Conference or an All Day Intensive including Yoga & Rock Climbing plus our popular Business of Yoga Workshop. We have something for everyone! Don’t miss the Yoga Marketplace and many special events including:

  • Concert with Krishna Das
  • LUNAFEST Film Festival
  • Trance Dance with Shiva Rea, Shantala, and DJ Dragonfly
  • Kirtan with Shantala

Register now or find out more at YJEVENTS.com

We won’t be doing video interviews/coverage this year, but do look for our tweets (named #1 in US for #green in 2010) under hashtag #yogajournal.

Click here to see what teachers are attending this year.

A few shots from last year:


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74 Responses to “We’ll be there: Yoga Journal Conference at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.”

  1. Jennifer S says:

    Suggest Elephant Journal to 43 friends.

  2. rachel says:

    i invited all my friends, although i had invited some of them before 100 and something

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Nice, thanks!

  4. KelsiC says:

    Oh man! What an awesome opportunity! I wish I could go!!! I will watch youtube videos of Mr. Friend and pretend I'm there. Have a blast Elephant people!

  5. Ren says:

    Just suggested Ele to 236 friends, the rest already "liked" you :-). Would sooooo love to go to the Grand Gathering!!

  6. elephantjournal says:

    Wish you were there! Write us something from Euroland!

  7. Amy Ippoliti says:

    I had such a good time with you at the conference last year, Way. This year will be exceptional!

  8. Bri <3 says:

    654! plz plz plz 🙂

  9. Danielle says:

    395 of my friends, all of them deserve a chance 🙂 I am working to become Anasuara inspired, only 200 hours down, but would never be able to afford such an amazing opportunity!

  10. I just suggested Ele to 288 of my friends and have been trying to figure out a way to get to the Grand Gathering. I am crossing my fingers and hoping to be a part of this wonderful gathering! There is only so much a mama can do! Thanks Way!!

  11. Danielle says:

    381 *guess 14 of my friends are already being informed 🙂

  12. Vesper Lewis says:


  13. Vesper Lewis says:

    Good Luck Alison!

  14. elephantjournal says:


  15. elephantjournal says:

    Nice. with thanks!

  16. elephantjournal says:

    Your wrote a great article for us last year, Alison! Here 'tis y'all: http://www.elephantjournal.com/?s=%22alison+litch… plus a few others

  17. Corey Jean says:

    42 friends…many of my friends already "like" Elephant Journal 🙂

  18. Danielle C says:

    Have been dreaming of attending this for some time now. Invited all 324 friends who aren't already loving Elephant Journal. Thanks for the opportunity to play…

  19. candicegarrett says:


  20. Erika Diane Hohn says:

    I am suggesting all 1000 something to love you!!! I do! And it would mean the world to me to go to study with the big jf this year…really no way to afford it:( I would be honored to go and love to help Ele in anyway!

  21. Lisa says:

    30+ I have friends with good taste … many already "like" you. 🙂

  22. Maria says:

    Invited 511 friends to 'Like' Elephantjournal.com on facebook!

  23. ricespins says:

    Great site! Only found 11 friends that didn't already "like" you.

  24. Mary says:

    Am suggesting to my whole list as well! Would love to go and study with John and all again! Went two years ago and it was incredible! Finances keeping me from it this year – but if the tix were free… would be amazing! Thanks for the chance!!

  25. stephen s says:

    suggested to 320 friends

  26. Nigel Benjamin says:

    Thanks so much for the great opportunity. I have been dreaming about going !
    I invited 90+ friends on FB. Elephant Power!!
    Namaste. Nigel

  27. Lisa Puklich says:

    I suggested 143 friends. Shanti.

  28. I suggested 219 friends. Would so love to go!

  29. klm says:

    22 friends who weren't already fans.

  30. dina says:

    77 suggestions. I'd love, love, love to go. Thanks for the chance.

  31. markgenco says:

    Mark Genco here. I invited 197 people to join Elephant. I would love to be there. Thank you Waylon and crew for the opportunity!

  32. steve woolf says:

    50 suggestions to you!

  33. Jessika says:

    I invited 8 of my most yoga yummy friends!!

  34. Kathy O'Rourke says:

    3 Friends who would love to go to the Grand Gathering! Thanks!

  35. elephantjournal says:

    Thanks, Nigel!

  36. brent says:

    44 friends invited! thanks

  37. Emily Perry says:

    Suggested to 81 friends. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. nick says:

    25 friends who were not already fans. Most are people who work trade for us at Yoga Kula SF!!! Love you guys!

  39. Paula Eldridge says:

    Invited 58 guests – hope to see you there!

  40. Abby says:

    suggested to friends – would love to go to Estes went 2 years back and it was fabulous!

  41. Zoie says:

    10 Suggestions. Thank you for this contest!

  42. Katherine says:

    110 suggestions, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how many of my friends already "like" you. 🙂

  43. Valerie Malone says:

    Thanks for the contest, Elephant Journal! What a delight it would be to win the prize!! I have suggested you on FB to 120 new people…best of luck with your outreach!!!

  44. Mary Chandler says:

    everyone I know on facebook!

  45. Sarah says:

    Over a hundred!

  46. Michael says:

    Suggested 204 friends to Elephant Journal on Facebook

  47. suzanne barash says:

    I love Colorado. I love yoga. It's all good Fingers crossed.

  48. SacCat says:

    Invited one yogini friend to "like"; most yogi friends already do! Keep up the good work —

  49. kate says:

    84 friends…Hi Waylon! Hope you and Redford are doing great!