WORKSHOPS 2017

 

Alongside yoga classes, the festival features meditation workshops, hooping workshops, art classes, biking, weed walks, runs and hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, kayaking on the Little River, or you can learn from some of the most mindful thinkers at the Tea Shanti Speakeasy.

AWAKENING THROUGH LOVE Workshop with David Newman (Durga Das)

Add on Ticket-August 31st-10am-4pm-Ticket $55 until July 15th & $65 thereafter

AWAKENING THROUGH LOVE   Workshop with David Newman (Durga Das)

Do you feel the transformational sparks of Spiritual Awakening that is expanding rapidly on the planet today? There are many paths and practices available to support us in this ultimate quest, and one such path is the Way of Love. Sacred musician, best selling author, and inspirational teacher, David Newman (Durga Das), has made it a life’s passion to illuminate the practice of opening your heart, and loving unconditionally as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. Journey into the wisdom of your heart through kirtan (mantra chanting), sacred song, and the ageless teachings on the Path of Love, or Bhakti, as it is known in the yogic tradition. Come and experience how embracing love, fearlessly and wholeheartedly, can ignite your quest for awakening, and fulfill your search for deeper meaning, greater happiness and a higher truth!

All are welcome!

Camp Super Human Games at Yoga Jam- All Day Workshop

The All Day movement event that will connect you socially, strengthen you physically, challenge you mentally, and uplift you spiritually comes to Floyd Yoga Jam!!
The Players: Rob Lenfesty, Jean Jacques Gabriel, Zack Surina & J Miles
Welcome to the Camp Super Human one day movement retreat and adult play day! This will be a transformative event that connects multiple modalities with the constant thread of mindfulness and yoga practice, rolled-up into your elementary school field-day. A full day balanced between training and building skills, creative play, therapeutic reset, games, and prizes!!!
The day will begin with meditation and intentions. Warming up with yoga asana and energizing calisthenics, the day will feature an influx of multidimensional dynamic skill shares involving acro yoga,  slackline, martial arts, and basic acrobatics. After a break and lunch,  two teams will be selected and the Yoga Jam site will become our playground. We’ll use our newly acquired or sharpened super skills to play a few games like old favorites with new twists:
– sack races
– partner balloon toss
– acro Simon says
– treasure hunt
– two high egg race
And more!!!
This event is an Add-On ticket to Floyd Yoga Jam, and allows early entry to the festival and access to special events.

THE YOGA OF LOVE AND THE POWER OF CHANT Workshop with David Newman (Durga Das)

9/2 @ 1-3pm
Using the power of sound and the healing aspects of devotion, David Newman (Durga Das) will guide us on a journey into the art and practice of Kirtan (mantra chanting) and the ancient yet timely path of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Love.) As a chant artist, best selling author, and inspirational teacher, David helps to make this transformational and joyful practice accessible to all. Join us as we uplift the mind and open the heart through chanting, inspirational teachings, prayer, and joy!

Prana The Body Electric with Katie Silcox

9/2 In this training you will leave with an electric, embodied connection to prana – your energy. We will enter into in-depth discussion and practice around your energetic anatomy. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the qualities of energy in you, how to better manage and move energy in the service of personal evolution and healing. Includes work in the realms of Tantric concepts of pranayama, mantra and asana.. You will leave with an electric radiance that can manifest, magnetize, evolve and surrender. You will also have the opportunity dissolve and resolve long-standing emotional and energetic blocks through the magic and intelligence of prana.

Bhakti -The Technology of Love and Devotion with Katie Silcox

Connect to one of Tanta’s core methods of awakening: bhakti (love and devotion towards the sacredness of
life itself). For centuries, mystics, poets, shamans and yogis have been mapping the way, offering the love- technology that reveals our truest nature, our most radiant, shining self. This event will focus on both a historical and practical approach to working with love as an enlightenment methodology. We will deeply study key mystical teachings from several traditions, and focus on time-tested methods for awakening love in the body. If the likes of Christ, Mary Magdalene, Hafez, Rumi and Saint Teresa of Avila ring your bell, this workshop is for you. Come willing to be become a greater force of nature for both worldly and spiritual goals. Come willing to let go of at least 5% of your bull$*%#. Come with dreams you are ready to potentize into realities.

Shakti Rising A Revolution Using Active Love for Sacred Activism with Katie Silcox

9/1- A training on the concept of Shakti (feminine power) as a gateway into universal power, creativity and healing. In this training, you will deepen your understanding of the word Shakti, and through yogic methodologies enter into an intimacy with sacred life force embodied. This force of the Divine Feminine is alive and rising on the planet today! Come connect with the ancient techniques of awakening, channeling and utilizing sacred forces to become an agent of embodied change on the planet. Your Love has never been more needed than now! Join the revolution through breath, meditation and bhavana – deep inner feeling.

Developing a Family Meditation Practice: with Sarah and Jagadisha

Developing a Family Meditation Practice:  with Sarah and Jagadisha

Come get inspired to cultivate a space and practice of meditation with your children.

In this world full of so much activity and stimuli, we can change the environment of our home by slowing down and cultivating quiet in our lives. Let’s start by developing a daily meditation space where everyone can benefit  from  checking in, books , stories, and meditation.  Sarah and Jagadisha will share their story of cultivating their family meditation practice with their 13 year old daughter, Satya who started at age 6. With a light heart and a fun attitude cultivating this time can bring JOY and depth to family life .

We will talk about how to cultivating this space, have time for conversation, and we will sit for 10 – 15 minutes.   Sarah and Satya practice at Great Tree Womens Temple near Asheville, NC where they attend mother/daughter  and other retreats. Jagadisha studied meditation with the great Swami Muktananda  and sits in the wee hours of the morning! (he sits with his family too!)

 

Nada Yoga “ Ecstatic Sound Space” with Jagadisha Rotelle

Jagadisha with Sarah McCarthy will be playing tanpura
Jagadisha will be sharing his Nada Yoga music of the ancients, sharing songs in the   North Indian Classical Music Tradition that he has been practicing for 40 years. He will be using voice, tanpura and harmonium to bring us into a devotional space opening our consciousness to the divine within. This will be a space to come and be in a quiet space of meditation, a space to do your own personal yoga practice , or personal   reflection.

Awakening the Beauty of Devotion : A Traditional Style Chanting Workshop with Jagadisha Rotelle

Awakening the Beauty of Devotion : A Traditional Style Chanting Workshop
Accompanying musicians: Sarah –tanpura, Harish Kalustian – table, Nancy Fox – tanpura
Come immerse yourself in an ancient yogic way of cultivating devotion, singing ancient mantras and texts that awaken consciousness through singing the names of the divine! This will be a traditional style chanting workshop with traditional Indian instruments, harmonium, tablas, and tanpura. We will also be exploring chanting as a spiritual practice.

Morning Joint Warm-ups and Pranayama with Suzanne Burgess

Friday 8:30-9am & Saturday 8-8:30am
Come join me in a class to warm-up the synovial fluid in the joints to eliminate stiffness and aches in the body. I’ll also be instructing some revitalizing pranayama (breath techniques) and spreading a bit of Ayurveda wisdom.

Yoga Mix Tape: A Restorative Vinyasa Flow with Chelsea Jackson

This fun and up­tempo class is ideal for practitioners who have some experience with yoga. This
class sticks to the basics but moves at a more rapid pace than workshops offered specifically to
beginners.
Chelsea’s style of yoga is influenced by her soulful experience with dance and integrates a
diverse genre of music to guide the practice. Believing strongly in the healing qualities both yoga
and music have, each movement and series of postures are thoughtfully sequenced in a way that
is both restorative and empowering.
1.5 hours

Candlelight Yoga and Meditation with Chelsea Jackson

Chelsea’s smooth and melodic voice has been used to guide her students through life enhancing
meditative practices that have been known to calm, support, and cleanse practitioners who
range from beginners to regular practitioners.
 If you have been feeling overwhelmed by all of the external chatter, this is a great place to
“receive” in order to “let go” as Chelsea takes you on a healing journey integrating asana, sound,
and meditation. ​This two­ hour light asana practice and introduction to meditation is accompanied by
candlelight and ideal for an evening event.

Gaining Momentum | Taking the Next Step in Your Yoga Practice with Chelsea Jackson

This physically invigorating and moderately paced yoga class is designed to ignite our inner fire
and activate strength, flexibility, and even surrender in our practice.This class is designed for students who have either completed “How to Ignite Your Yoga Practice” or anyone who has at least a couple of yoga classes under the belt.
We’ll move through an accessible and inspiring sequence of Sun Salutations A and B, standing poses, backbends, and hip openers with awareness and ease, while cultivating our inner strength and purpose.There will be an emphasis on mindful and reflective movements in order to open our bodies for a deeper meditation and rest at the end. Be prepared to feel cleansed and experience a restful night’s sleep after leaving this 2.5­hour class that will integrate sound, aromatherapy, and a delicious final relaxation pose.

Chai Ma! Mother’s Masala Masterpiece with Emily Gupta

Chai Ma! Mother’s Masala Masterpiece with Emily

“Chai” means tea and “masala” means spiced.  Most people don’t know that the spices used in traditional ayurvedic cooking are used not just for flavor but to take advantage of their potent healing power.  Spices are literally the gems of the plant kingdom, Mother Nature’s gift to us containing the most medicinal benefit for our health and well-being.  In this workshop, we’ll become intimately familiar with all of the spices used in traditional masala chai, learning how they’re used in ayurveda for their medicinal value.  We’ll then learn how to prepare the masala chai step by step, with plenty of time for questions and note-taking.  Of course, the reward of this wisdom is in the delicious cup we get to enjoy in the end!

 

Kitchari: The Ayurvedic Master Cleanse with Yogeshwar

Kitchari: The Ayurvedic Master Cleanse with Yogeshwar

Ayurveda, the health science of yoga, tells us that almost every health condition can be addressed through diet: “where diet is poor, medicine is of no use, where diet is good, medicine is of no need.”  The ultimate diet according to Ayurveda is the diet that maximizes digestion, it’s not what you eat that’s important, but what you digest.  Hence, almost every health ailment can be addressed with a cleanse consisting of eating nothing but kitchari for several weeks.  What is kitchari?  It’s the most easily digested dish, delicious and sattvic (preparing the nervous system for meditation).  In this workshop, we’ll learn how to make this meal of rice and lentils with spices and discuss the medicinal benefits therein.

 

 

 

Slowing Down, The Power of the Pause with Sandy Jahmi Burg, Certified Focusing Guide and Teacher

We often hear the expression ‘go within, slow down’ or we tell ourselves we ‘should slow down’. Do we really understand that as an experience? Join me for this experiential Focusing class to re-familiarize ourselves with the power of pausing as we engage in life. Focusing teaches us to open a larger space within to listen with curiosity and acceptance to whatever is wanting our awareness in the current moment. We’ll explore the five ways our body might choose to communicate with us: physical sensations, emotions, images, thoughts and gestures. Some of us may even get a glimpse into the ultimate paradox here. With practice, mindful pausing brings more flow and movement to our life. Curious? Come on by…

 

Finding the Gift in Pain Sandy Jahmi Burg, Certified Focusing Guide and Teacher

Do you have physical pain that you do not understand? Is there something in you that gets frustrated or angry when you are in pain? Have you ever considered that pain might be something in your body trying to get your attention and beneath that it really wants your well-being? Our natural Focusing skills are quite useful in getting to the core of physical pain issues. Those of us who are more skilled have access to what might be described as miraculous self-healing experiences.  During our time together here we will explore how to deeply listen to what our body is trying to communicate to us through the experience of pain. Being fully understood is what allows something painful within us to change and our experience is that – always – our body moves us toward a greater sense of thriving, open, flowing aliveness.

Yoga for Justice: Creating Space for Social Change - Namaslay- The Radical Healer

Saturday 1-2:30pm.
Peace is an ongoing battle in the political space. With our government rapidly changing and the constant stories of conflict being shared with us in the media on a daily basis, it is easy to feel as if we’ve lost control. Through the yoga we can not only connect back to our sacred being, but we can also promote peace through practice. Finding peace within is the secret to creating a peaceful environment. This workshop will hold space for students to keep it real about how social justice issues affect our lives as a global community, while setting intentions for a better world. Discussion will be facilitated, coupled with a yoga practice and meditation.

Radical Healing: We are All Energetic Beings-Namaslay- The Radical Healer

Friday-10:30-12
We are truly spiritual beings having a human experience. It is this spiritual aspect that connects us to the outward universe and back to the other energetic beings on the planet. Energy is infinite and we all have access to its source. Understanding how to keep energy flowing through us is the key to creating balance within our lives. Through the practice of yoga we are able to keep a balanced flow of energy within the body, which in turn translates to a balanced flow of energy within our environment. This workshop will help students gain a basic understanding of the chakra system and how yoga postures utilize meridians within the body for healing. Students will leave with tools to help lift common blockages and calm overactivity through the practice of breathwork, movement, and other hands on healing techniques.

Awakening the Animal Within: How to Access Personal Power through Environmental Awareness-Namaslay- The Radical Healer

Sunday 1-2:30
We aren’t alone in this Earthly experience. Our space is shared with animals, plants, crystals, and many other types of energetic beings all with a role to play on this planet. Many cultures recognize humans are the stewards of this earth, with a specialized perspective to help us better take care of the environment and its inhabitants. This role comes with great power, but at the same time a great responsibility. Fortunately, everything is here to help us–including the animals in our environment near and far. This workshop will help students learn more about how to work with our animal guides in our personal and external environments. We will also dig deeper into how postures within the yoga practice allow us to embody the powers of the animals they are named for.

Harmonium & Sacred Chant Workshop with Amah Devi

Join Amah Devi from Asheville, North Carolina for a special session of Harmonium Lessons & Sacred Chant practice. If you have ever wanted to learn to play harmonium, lead Kirtan, or just sink more deeply into your Sacred Chant practice, drop in for unforgettable exploration of harmonium, mantra, and sacred song. This is your chance to demystify the harmonium and learn to play and lead some kirtan chants. Bring your own instrument or play one provided and come ready to deepen your Bhakti yoga practice. NO prior musical experience required!

Creating Your Joy: Yoga and Mental Health- Annemarie Carroll

Exciting research supports what we yoga practitioners already know – when we practice yoga we feel better, physically, mentally and emotionally! In this workshop we will explore the benefits of yoga and meditation for depression, anxiety, trauma and overall mental health wellness. Join me and “Create Your Joy!”

Way of the Happy Hips- Dr. Ariele Foster

Friday 10-12
When was the last time you gave your psoas some love?
From tight hip flexors to the distance between your knees and the floor in cross-legged, explore and play with both opening and strength-building in this pivotal part of your body.
Guided by a doctor of physical therapy and yoga teacher, you will get to know the muscles surrounding your hips, understand the role of the hips in balance and core stability, and find new levels of ease and freedom in yoga asana.
This workshop is all levels and is designed for anyone who sits for any length any day of the week, for cyclists, for runners, for truckers, and of course, for yogis.

Breath Medicine: Pranayama the Kripalu Way- Dr.Ariele Foster

Saturday 9-10:30am
Prana is life force. It is your personal vital energy, the currency of your spirit. Breath is its primary embodiment. Channel its power with breath control techniques proven to lower stress, increase focus, lower blood pressure, and grow your physical yoga or asana practice. Kripalu yoga originally stemmed from one simple, but powerful pranayama technique. Learn the story, the four stages of breath, the attributes of each stage and the cultivation of particular energetic qualities through specific beginner as well as advanced pranayama techniques.

Walking Meditation with Grace Wood

“We frequently walk with the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. But where are we in between? With every step we can feel the miracle of walking on solid ground. We can arrive in the present moment with every step.”  Practices include mindful walking, breathing, arriving requiring personal concentration.  Mindful walking increases the possibility of deep insight and joy in being alive.  TNH

Yoga for Dudes- Bart Westdorp

Saturday 9-10:30
This class is for Dudes. Dudes of all shapes and sizes. All genders. It’s all about your inner Dude. Just make sure to leave the toilet seat up. During this class we work on building ‘core’ strength. From a keg to a sixpack. Strengthen the upper body. Get yuuuge. Work on tight hips/hamstrings/shoulders. Get all flexible and stuff. No yoga experience necessary. Dude.

Kickasana: Yoga for Strength- Bart Westdorp

Sunday 10-12
Set to a soundtrack that will make you shake your gluteus maximus, this class blends a traditional Asana practice with challenging and often entertaining ‘core’ and upper body strengthening practices. This is a great way to build the strength and endurance that will help support your ‘regular’ yoga practice. Abs of titanium guaranteed. And there’s a good chance we’ll do some silly dancing.

“Druminyasa" with Becky Eschenroeder & Brad Ellsworth

Friday 6-7:15
the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to a 75 minute vinyasa flow led by yoga instructor Becky Eschenroeder to the beats by percussionist Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa. As featured on CBS “Try out Druminyasa for a one-of-a-kind yoga experience,” and The Washington Times and appearing at festivals, studios and special events, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. A yoga practitioner and teacher, Brad founded Druminyasa by connecting his love for rhythm, drums and movement.
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy45a6MYiGw

Yoga Hikes- Becky (Tara) Eschenroeder

Sunday 1-2:30
YogaHikes are the paramount way to stay healthy and strong in mind, body, and spirit. Communing with the elements, including other human beings, fosters compassion; exploring our communities encourages a sense of pride and a desire to care for the Mother Earth; hiking strengthens our bodies, and yoga helps us relax and strengthens our connection with Soul. YogaHikes include vinyasa and meditation in addition to a hike through the beautiful outdoors near you.

Sound Bath Meditations- Rev. Brien Egan

Friday-Sunday, Morning 8:30am Evening 12 midnight
Sound Bath Meditations- In this guided sound meditation you will be led on a journey into an amazing sound bath of healing beginning with crystal chakra tuned healing singing bowls, crystal singing pyramids, and Karuna Reiki chanting and toning.

Chakra Renewal Now- Rev. Brien Egan

Saturday 7-8pm
Chakra Renewal Now- a deep group chakra balancing and renewal guided meditation blended with a powerful sound vibrational energy healing session incorporating the amazing vibrational power of crystal singing bowls accompanied by Karuna Reiki chanting and toning.

Dance Your Asana-Carmen Sanchez

Friday 11-12
I will guide participants into a nice and gentle flow, where they can follow their own breath as their practice becomes into a natural dance. Your music? your breath, Your melody? your breath. Simply Dance your Life! Sun Salutations, Asanas, Deep Relaxation and a soft intro to a guided meditation will be part of this experience.

Kids Yoga - Carmen Sanchez Yoga

Saturday- 3-3:30 Kids Yoga ages 5-10
Sunday- 9:00am-9:30 Kids Yoga ages 5-10
Carmen is a certified Kidding Around Yoga Instructor (KAY) teacher, this program includes cardiovascular conditioning, original music and some games, plus all the benefits of Yoga: Meditation, breathing exercises, and relaxation. This class will bring a wonderful opportunity to the little ones to play, learn and meet new friends in a nice and relaxed environment.

What to expect in this class: Fun, Peace and Kids full of joy during this amazing process!

Pop Rocks with Kaelyn Rogers

Pop Rocks Friday 8:30-10am
Learn how to throw (and catch) your friends in a safe exploration of basic acrobatic pops. Fly through the air, smile and laugh, and learn to break the boundaries of what you believe is possible. We will build a safe and supportive environment, and progress through a variety of fun material. No experience required; just come with a positive attitude and an open mind.

Release and heal with therapeutic flying-Kaelyn Rogers

Release and heal with therapeutic flying- Saturday 3-5pm

Allow gravity to assist as you care for yourself and another. We will explore therapeutic flying techniques, learn basic massage techniques, and allow our tension to melt away. You will have the opportunity to both give and receive massage, learning to surrender as you fly, and support and heal another as you base. No experience required.

 

Asana hang time-Kaelyn Rogers

Asana hang time- Sunday 1:30-3

The class will really explore the Yoga component of Acroyoga. We will take asana into the air, exploring how a partnership can deepen the stretch, facilitate teamwork,  and allow you to connect to yourself in a whole new way.

Drishti Beats, a live music vinyasa flow experience

Saturday 6-7:15pm & Sunday 10:30-12noon

Join us for a musical journey like no other where music and movement meet and collaborate for an amazing yoga experience. Our teaching language, our music production and vibe takes you to another level creating an enchanting and joyful yoga class leaving you exhilirated and connected. Vinyasa, Voice, DJ, Sax, Rap and Beats leaves you in a blissful state!

Family Time Acro Yoga with Carolyn Keller

Friday 9:30-10:30am
Enjoy a fun time practicing yoga with the entire family. Kids ages 4 and up with an adult. We will practice some big balloon breaths, lions breath, cat and cow poses, along with sound effects, some basic sun salutations and then begin some fun partner poses. All of this followed by a nice relaxation time, “The Do Nothing Pose”!

Yoga Fun for Everyone! with Carolyn Keller

Saturday 11-12
This class has the basics and offers plenty of modifications for everyone. We keep it light hearted and fun, strengthen, stretch, and balance your body, mind, and spirit! All levels are welcome! Gentle Yoga

Laughter Yoga! with Carolyn Keller

Sunday 11-12
Learn to laugh for no reason, without using humor, jokes, or comedy! This class is for everyone, no previous yoga experience required! Many benefits of laughter, this class will offer the participants time to practice laughter exercises, increasing abdominal strength, clearing the gunk out of the bottom of the lungs, and giggling the rest of the week!

 

Yoga for Depression Jamie Martell

Sunday 9-10:30am
Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3 and affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older. Despite its prevalence, depression is still a taboo topic of
conversation and a source of misplaced shame and embarrassment by those affected. While the drug companies and mental health field flood the market with medication and expensive therapies, there are many ancient yogic techniques and practices that can
help combat symptom of depression. This informative and experiential workshop will teach you about the signs and symptoms of depression as well as symptom management within the context of a sustained yoga practice. Discussion, asana, pranayama, meditation.

Fluid Power: The Ninja Training Ground- with HawaH

9/2 @ 1-2:30pm
This flowing sequence combines mixed martial arts and yoga, offering you deep conditioning and awareness of how various muscles groups interact.  Run faster, jump higher, swim longer, and bike further through this integrative practice that will teach you valuable information to last a lifetime. Cleanse your body, clear your mind, and increase mobility and elasticity of the spine. Learn how to bone stack, from the periphery to the core, opening you to hold arm balances for extended periods of time. Expect laughter, fun, and a healthy challenge. This workshop is for intermediate students who have been practicing yoga or martial arts for at least 1 year.

Sacred Activism: A Dialogue on Healing and Social Justice-with HawaH

Saturday 5-6:30pm
Join us for an honest conversation on the intersection of arts, activism, politics, racism and community healing. We’ll think about our own lives and what we can do to make the world more sustainable and we’ll also explore the social justice implications of the first two limbs of Hatha Yoga (the Yamas and Niyamas). You will be challenged to leave this workshop and go back home with a new non-violent practice to integrate into your daily life.

The Poetry of Yoga with HawaH

Friday 6:30-7:30pm
The Poetry of Yoga  – Spoken word performance by HawaH and hosted open mic/ sharing session for those who want to share poetry and prose.  I can curate this with people that might already be there, to make sure there is a great line up of folk involved.

 

Pranayama and Meditation: The Bridge to Freedom HawaH

Friday 7-8am
Pranayama is the science of breath control that increases and roots the harmonious flow of energy in the body. Where your thoughts travel so your breath goes and when your breath journeys so your thoughts and life transform. Explore a range of breathing techniques that ultimately will serve to deepen your experience of the world.  Clear the mind, calm the body, and gain more mental focus and alertness through these powerful, ancient techniques passed down by sages for thousands of years.

 

Lucid Dreaming 101 Workshop with Ekaterina Petrova

Sunday 3-4pm

Have you ever wondered about the power and meaning of dreams? Have you ever realized in a dream that you were dreaming? Have you ever been able to “control” your dream? Have you ever wanted to?
Join Ekat, yoga teacher and experienced and passionate onieronaut (explorer of dream worlds) on a journey to understand yourself better and grow through the practice of dream yoga and lucid dreaming.
Learn:

  • Theories of how and why we dream
  • The history of lucid dreaming and Tibetan dream yoga
  • The philosophy of lucid dreaming and Tibetan dream yoga
  • Practical “how to” methods for inducing lucid dreaming
  • Practical “how to” methods for play and personal growth through your dreams

Ground to Fly (All Levels Vinyasa) with Live Music - Ekaterina Petrova

Friday 5-6:30pm
Slow, steady flow with live sitar and beats. Find your roots and move mindfully from an unwavering foundation. Build stability, core strength, grace, and confidence as you fall into a deeply relaxing rhythm to the tune of your breath and the live music, and enjoy a few arm balance opportunities throughout.

 

Take it Easy with Andrea Boyd

Saturday 3:30-5:30

“Lighten up, while you still can. Don’t even try to understand. Just find a place to make your stand, and take it easy.”- The Eagles
Walking down the path of Truth and connection, there are many questions to ask. At some point you may feel you still have the questions, but you don’t necessarily need them to be answered anymore. Through the practices come the understanding of effort and ease, hard work and surrender, release, relief, and realizations. This class will include asana, meditation, savasana, breathing techniques, and ancient universal wisdom.

Joy Pilots of the Kali Yuga with Jeffrey Boyd

Sunday 8:30-10am

Description coming soon!!

Kriya Vinyasa Flow with Jill Loftis

Saturday 10:30-12noon

Come early to class for chanting, harmonium and kirtan.  We begin with a brief dharma talk; intention setting; and settling into deep inner awareness.  Then a fast-paced flow class with rocking music; loads of sun salutations; and a variety of poses that can be adapted from beginners to advanced practitioners.  Focus on proper alignment, safety and working with the edges of the body and the mind.  Lots of hands-on assists and adjusts. Wrap up with breath awareness and a guided relaxation savasana.

Sahyinidra Yoga with Johnny Stowe

Saturday 1-2pm
Sahyinidra yoga centers on the deeptime-to-present parallels, patterns and pathways linking each human to the ecological integrity of the Sacred Earth that sustains us, to the land of which we are a part.  Sahyindra is Guided Imagery Meditation, yin yoga journeys through the connections and currents of Gaia, the Great Mother Earth.  Linking our breath to the pulse of the land, we travel together through the biosphere on a journey many millions of years long, cycling as parts of special animals and plants, rocks, winds and waters, all over the globe – and then back home.

Adventures in Asana with Jon Kameen

Friday 1:30-3pm
Jon grew up snowboarding and mountain biking, which sparked a passion for movement, flying, and adventure.  In this class he brings those same passions to the yoga mat as he leads you through a high energy Vinyasa flow.  During this flow they’ll be opportunities to explore new/deeper poses or transitions all while focusing on alignment and the breath.  Along with the asana practice they’ll be yoga/vedic philosophy, chanting, exploration, and plenty of fun mixed in.  As Hanuman exemplifies in the Ramayana, we’re capable of so much more then we think if we act with intention.

ENTER THE HOUSE OF YOGA with J Miles

Saturday 3:30-5:30
Join Yogi J Miles and DJ Mikemetic for a cosmic mash-up of deep grooves and deeper flow! Follow the sound of the drums syncopating with the rhythm of breath and movement, and let the music help you find freedom to be funky! As Yogi J leads
the Hatha practice, Mikemetic will provide the soulful sounds of housemusic, arranging beats from across the entire diaspora. Remember that everyone is free in the House of Yoga.

SUPER HERO SCHOOL (Arm Balance and Inversion practice) with J Miles

Sunday 2:30-4:30
Every super-hero must go through the proper training in order to take flight. Focusing on steady progression, solid technique and firm integration of alignment and breath, this workshop will cover those poses which require one to hover above the ground, with the connection being mostly the hands. Shapes such as crow, eight angles and handstand require use of the core, the breath and the use of energetic locks called bandhas. Arm balances have as much to do with overcoming fear and infusing one with confidence as much as advancing the asana practice. With diligence and dedication, the inner Hero is revealed.

Cooking up Health, Wellness & Joy! with Dr. Jude

Saturday & Sunday 10:30-12noon Please sign up at Info depot, class limited to 20 participants

A workshop/ tasting of Raw Soups and Wilting recipes. A class of 15-20 participants that will be presented information on;
The balance of ingredients and nutrients that make up a tasty raw soup.Superfoods and spices for health and energy. Spices from around the world. How to create a tasty recipe with healthy ingredients.

To Infinity and beyond! with Justin Lowery

Saturday 10:30-12noon
Acro Yoga, He’ll be teaching a fun looping washing machine, with tricky transitions that can be scaled to up or down to your level! Come play in the Peoples Playground at YOJAM!

Healing Sound Temple: Crystal Singing Bowls, Toning & Harmonies- Kathryn Ashera Rose

Sunday 10-12am
Through a crystalline soundscape of singing bowls, music, toning, song, ritual, meditation, and guided visualization, we will invoke deeply peaceful meditative states for well-being both individually, collectively and for our beautiful planet.

Circle of Connection: Dances of Universal Peace with Kathryn Ashera Rose

12-12:45 at Labyrinth
Feel the unity in community!  All are welcome to join hands in the spiraling circle of connection.  Joyous devotional chants, songs and simple circle dances from across the planet accompanied by live guitar, drum, recorder and more.  “If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing!” Preferred time:  Saturday afternoon for 45-90 minutes.  Preferred location: FRONT & CENTER on the ground in front of CENTRAL STAGE!!!

Community Heart Songs with Kathryn Ashera Rose & friends

Sunday 3-4pm
Simple, touching songs from the heart vibrate us into the co-creation of harmonies and resonant frequencies of love!  Rounds, canons, and playful song games to awaken our inner singer and invoke the chorus of unity.  Preferred time:  Sunday afternoon for 60 minutes.  Preferred location: Serene tent as far away from noise as possible!

Weed Walk- with Katherine Chantal

Saturday 10:30-12noon
Local herbs as food and medicine. Walking and talking around yoga jam site to discover the abundance of herbal allies we have in these beautiful mountains.  Identification, tasting, as well as how to make preparations and use the plants we see.

Herbs for Family Health- with Katherine Chantal

Friday 10-11am

An herbal workshop/presentation on family herbals,preparation and uses.

 

Interweave Conscious Dance® with Katie Wells

Saturday 6:30-8pm
Interweave Conscious Dance® is the practice of weaving body, mind, heart, and spirit into the present moment with love. This workshop includes energy visualizations, guided movement, intentional free-style dance, and heart opening group interactions. Moving into a deep state, we get closer to our true selves by opening to the divine energy that flows through us. A body journey that is both grounding and ecstatic, Interweave puts transformation into practice by dissolving barriers both within and without to bring us into connected wholeness. Katie’s work is inspired by moving meditations, spiritual embodiment, chakra therapy, Focusing®, and Jungian archetypes and shadows.

Prana Dance with Alana Leia Jones

Friday 3:30-5pm
Prana is the Sanskrit word for Life Force, the energy that connects the elements of the universe. Prana Dance is an exploration of flowing asana, mudra, pranayama, mindful movement and dance. This transformational practice aims to carry us on the synergy of breath with movement and to connect us to our joyful inner nature. Through this eclectic practice Leia hopes to share and inspire the healing and joy that dance and yoga have gifted her. Through an em-bodied movement practice we keep our awareness on the breath and sensation, opening space and connection with mind body and spirit.  The practice encourages us to shed layers that no longer serve us, so we may realize and radiate the light of our own hearts.

Please Bring a YOGA MAT for warm up and Savasana

Children’s Dance and Yoga with Alana Leia Jones

Saturday 1-1:45pm
This workshop will combine creative movement with yoga asana. We will go on a creative movement adventure combining imaginative play, song, yoga and dance. Come explore basic- fun postures and movements that teach balance, coordination, flexibility and peace.  Parent participation encouraged.

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