Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference:Transformation Through Yoga

October 25-28, 2012 in Indian Wells, CA

Vote for the videos you like best!

Submissions have concluded for the video contest and YA staff have selected the finalists. Please watch the videos below and vote for the ones you like (by clicking the thumbs up icon in YouTube) to help us determine the winner. The winner will be selected based on creativity, inspiration and demonstration of the conference theme, “Transformation through Yoga.” The number of “likes” received on YouTube will also factor into our decision.

We’ll announce the winner next Friday, September 14th. The winner will receive complimentary registration to the Leadership Conference, plus travel expenses to Indian Wells, CA, and a three-night stay at the Renaissance Esmeralda*!


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Cathy Woods

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Ellen Emerson Yaghjian

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Janet Rae Humphrey

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Aruna Kathy Humphrys

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Keira Burgess

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Regina Pacheco

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Sarah Spieth

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Swami Sudhir

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How to Enter

Video Guidelines

Deadline for Submissions

The deadline to submit a video is September 2, 2012. The video contest winner will be announced on September 14, 2012.

Selection Criteria

Staff will select the top videos based on inspiration, creativity, along with demonstration of the conference theme “Transformation through Yoga.” Once the top videos are selected by staff, we will ask our community of RYTs to watch and vote for their favorite video. We will choose the final winner in part based on the number of “likes” the video receives on YouTube.


The selected video entrant will receive a free conference registration to the 2012 Leadership Conference, which includes access to all sessions, practices, and five healthy meals. The winner will also receive a free three-night stay at the Renaissance Esmeralda (arriving Thursday, October 25 and departing Sunday, October 28), and travel expenses to Indian Wells, CA*.

*Up to $750 will be reimbursed for travel expenses


Feel free to contact the conference team at if you have any questions.

Fine Print

By entering the contest, you grant Yoga Alliance a perpetual, royalty-free license to use your video, in any media, for standard related and other commercial purposes. You grant Yoga Alliance permission to edit, modify, format, or adapt your video. Except for the prize awarded to the winner of the video contest, no other compensation in any manner will be paid to any entrant of the video contest for the submission or future use of the video in any manner. You agree to indemnify Yoga Alliance for any claim, demand, judgment, or other allegation arising from your possible violation of someone's trademark, copyright, or other legally protected interest in any way in your video. Yoga Alliance is not responsible for entry submissions or other documentation received after the deadline, incomplete information, incomplete transmission defaults or faulty network connections, telephone, computer server/system/software failure of any kind, and/or delayed, garbled or corrupted data. Selected videos may be shown at the 2012 Leadership Conference and may be posted for viewing on the Yoga Alliance website and social networks.


Entry requires registration at, which will be collecting personally identifiable information, such as name, email address and phone number. Entrants must agree and comply with the YouTube, Inc. Website Terms of Use, located at By entering the contest, you agree to the YouTube, Inc. Privacy Policy, located at

Best of luck and we hope to see you at the conference in the fall!