YJ conference in SF gets jiggy

SFGate Breathe in, breathe out. Then get crazy. Yoga Journal held one of its big conferences last weekend and made a big impression with the fusion of music and movement.

More than 2,100 practitioners came to be inspired by yoga’s top teachers – some rock stars in their own right – and bask in the glow of shared experience with like-minded souls. The sold-out event was the biggest yet, its popularity thanks, in no small part, to the participation of Michael Franti, front man for San Francisco band Spearhead as well as an activist and dedicated yogi. In addition to being the event’s keynote speaker, Franti gave a benefit concert for Youth Aids and his own organization, Power to the Peaceful, and co-taught two workshops that incorporated his music with the ancient practice of yoga.