012: A Taste of Inner IDEA®: A Body-Mind Experience

Thursday, 9:00am-5:35pm
Session Format: Lecture / Workshop

Welcome to IDEA’s first “mini-Inner IDEA” preconference 1-day experience, intended to give you a taste of the full Inner IDEA event—a mindful multidimensional exploration of wellness. After an experiential opening address on the art of living in the present moment, you will be able to participate in three body-mind education tracks—Gyrotonic® exercises, yoga and Pilates—offered in three separate time periods (you can stay with one track for all three or jump back and forth). The day will culminate with an inspiring tai chi experience. Note: This preconference session is designed to create an immersion experience of body-mind modalities, in a distinctly different environment than the rest of the IDEA World Fitness Convention. (Participation is limited to 150 people.)
By Michael Christensen, Scott Cole, Vincent Macagnone, Billy Macagnone, Carla Hales, Emma Ledbetter, Lauren Eirk, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, Lorna Francis, PhD, Melanie Byford-Young, PT


Billy Macagnone

IDEA Author/Presenter
Billy Macagnone is a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® master trainer. He is the owner/operator of Body ... more less

Carla Hales

IDEA Author/Presenter
Carla Hales has been a STOTT PILATES® certified instructor trainer since 1998. She currently presen... more less

Emma Ledbetter

IDEA Author/Presenter
Emma Ledbetter is a Gyrotonic® master trainer, and in the Gyrokinesis® master program. She owns he... more less

Lauren Eirk

IDEA Author/Presenter
Lauren Eirk is an RTS® mastery-level Resistance Training Specialist®, a member of the RTS teaching... more less

Lawrence Biscontini, MA

IDEA Author/Presenter
Lawrence Biscontini, MA, is a world-renowned presenter, trainer, author, movement specialist and spa... more less

Lorna Francis, PhD

IDEA Author/Presenter
Lorna Francis, PhD, brings 30 years of experience as a university professor, author, speaker and lif... more less

Melanie Byford-Young, PT

IDEA Author/Presenter
Melanie Byford-Young, PT, is co-owner of Pacific Northwest Pilates in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA... more less

Michael Christensen

IDEA Author/Presenter
Michael Christensen received a degree in physical education and is currently the CEO and owner of Na... more less

Scott Cole

IDEA Author/Presenter
Scott Cole has presented in over 30 countries and appeared on The Food Network, CNN, The View, WebMD... more less

Vincent Macagnone

IDEA Author/Presenter
Vincent Macagnone is a GYROTONIC® master Trainer and GYROKINESIS® certified trainer. He owns a Gyr... more less