Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation

Keynote Presentation: "There is no app for happiness"
by Max Strom

“We can do more with this life. We all know it, we all wish for it, but just how to do it—that eludes us.”

As technology explodes and life becomes increasingly complex, true happiness and meaning are more elusive than ever. How can you learn to function in a dysfunctional world? Acclaimed spiritual teacher and author of A Life Worth Breathing: A Yoga Master’s Handbook of Strength, Grace, and Healing, Max Strom will shine a light on your path of transformation. His practical approach to happiness and meaningful living—and to create personal and global change—includes physical, emotional and mental wellness through practices such as forgiveness, gratitude, breathwork, yoga and meditation.

Max Strom, author of A Life Worth Breathing, teaches personal transformation and yoga worldwide. His methods address the internal, emotional and spiritual aspects of life as well as physical healing. Max is known for inspiring and impacting the lives of his students. He has taught tens of thousands of students and trained several hundred teachers. You can access his work on TED as well as his DVDs, Learn to Breathe and Max Strom Yoga: Strength, Grace, Healing.

Welcome Reception

Immediately following the Opening Ceremony, join us in your favorite desert white attire at the Welcome Reception. Connect with others who share your passion as we kick-off a weekend of inspiration, exploration and transformation.