NEW YORK, NY -- 07/25/07 -- The hottest yoga and Pilates events of the year are coming to New York City!

Goodman Media Group, publisher of three of the holistic world's most prestigious publications (Fit Yoga, Pilates Style, LA Yoga Ayurveda & Health), presents the next revolution in wellness at Fit Yoga magazine's "Yoga Evolution" and Pilates Style magazine's 2007 New York City Conferences, taking place together from August 7 to 9 at the luxurious Hilton New York. Instructors and enthusiasts alike can indulge in 2 1/2 exciting days led by the disciplines' most respected and innovative talents.

Conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, the conferences feature speakers, workshops and seminars, an interactive trade show, special events and surprises. Both conferences also offer "enthusiast" classes, allowing causal practitioners to experience the wisdom and master teachings usually available to just a select few.

Discover, explore and honor at Fit Yoga's "Yoga Evolution" 2007 New York City Conference. Move beyond the expected with more than 44 conference presenters, including Cyndi Lee, Glenn Black, Alan Finger, Douglas Brooks, Sara Ivanhoe, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, Ross Rayburn and "the First Lady of Yoga," Lillias Folan. The next generation of innovators is also represented in exhilarating classes, including Aroma Yoga (Tanja Bochnig), Bollywood and Bhangra Dance (Hemalaya Behl), Ancient Ayurveda Yoga (Sarah Tomlinson), Acro Yoga (Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein) and Body Tuning® (Dr. Shmuel Tatz). A fashion show featuring the latest in yoga wear and an evening Dance of Liberation trance dance event led by renowned shamanic healer Parashakti and Jivamukti yoga instructor Dechen Thurman round out the schedule of extraordinary activities unlike those found anywhere else.

Whether you are a professional, advanced or beginner student or just want the opportunity to experience some of the best instructors in the world, Pilates Style magazine's 2007 New York City Conference is the best place to learn more about the world's fastest-growing fitness discipline. Classic apparatus (the Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair) are taught alongside new techniques by more than 35 conference presenters, including the biggest names in the business: Mari Winsor, Lolita San Miguel, Ron Fletcher, Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt, Kathy Corey, Elizabeth Larkam, Kelly Kane and Rael Isacowitz. Practical applications for Pilates are also explored in ground-breaking classes such as Matwork for Breast Cancer Patients and Post-Natal Conditioning (Sally Belanger), Application for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (Lisa Love), Pilates for Athletes (Tom McCook), Reformer for Golf (Kathy Corey), and Men's Lower Back Care (Eva Bondar). The August 8th evening cocktail reception presents the perfect opportunity for the Pilates community to mix and mingle, exchange ideas and just have fun.

Registration for each conference includes a discounted room rate at the Hilton New York (1335 Avenue of the Americas), two continental breakfasts and luncheons and a deluxe gift bag and conference syllabus.

Founded by Goodman Media Group in February 2004, Fit Yoga has emerged as a widely read resource through its non-preachy and informative exploration of modern applications for ancient wisdom. Yoga's attunement of the mind and body through breathing, asana (poses) and meditation has exploded in popularity, migrating from a few isolated studios to most gyms and fitness centers worldwide.

Acquired by Goodman Media Group in April 2006, Pilates Style is the first and only publication dedicated to the practice and lifestyle created by fitness innovator Joseph Pilates more than 80 years ago. Through breathwork, alignment and core conditioning, Pilates promotes strength, agility and flexibility. Dancers, professional athletes and sports enthusiasts have long included Pilates in their workout routine, and today the discipline is being used with increasing frequency as part of physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.

For more information and to register for the Fit Yoga magazine "Yoga Evolution" and Pilates Style magazine 2007 New York City Conferences, visit www.fityoga.com and www.pilatesstyle.com.

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