Workshop Descriptions 2021! Descriptions Arriving Daily, check back often

                                     Yoga Classes, Movement Classes, Presentations & morWe have created a schedule of 100 classes taught by over 50 renowned yoga instructors. You can enjoy as many classes as you wish, ranging from yin and thai massage to sweaty vinyasa.Also the festival features meditation workshops, hooping workshops, art classes, breath workshops, weed walks, runs and hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, or you may hang out with some of the most mindful beings for some awesome conversations ans sharing of ideas in Tea & Jam Cafe located over in Chill Land.

 Classes by Teachers & Presenters

Aaron Wayne Richards

Friday * 8:30-9:30
Vinyasa Flow

Friday * 1:30-2:30pm
Creative Transitions-Movements to open your mind & body

 

Amanda Myers

Saturday- 3-4:30pm “ANATOMY IN THE FLOW.”

Anatomy in the Flow is a 90 minute Vinyasa class that has a strong focus on anatomical movement and alignment. We will focus on specific actions of the body and then apply them to our yoga practice, allowing us to practice more safely, gain a deeper knowledge of our physical bodies, and go deeper into ourselves.

Sunday- 3-4:30pm
“ANATOMY IN THE FLOW.” Amanda Myers

Bodhi Vasilopoulos

Wild Edible Plant Walk

Nature is abundant with food, medicine & more yet we have forgotten our ancient ways of identifying and working with plants. Learning about wild edible plants takes time and focus but in the process we are rewarded with greater health, resilience and connection
to the natural world. In this walk we will cover topics such as:
-Plant identification & botany
-Getting to know plants & fungi and ruling out look-a-likes
-How to harvest sustainably and prepare different wild edible foods throughout the
seasons
-Guerilla planting & propagation techniques
-Forest ecology and more

Erin Sonn

Saturday 4:45

Love the Skin You’re Yin: A self-compassionate yin yoga experience.

Join Erin for this luxurious Yin Yoga practice, and speak to the deepest layers of tissues in you.

Hannah Levin

Saturday-Shiva Tent 8:30 – 10:30a What’s Your Dosha?            

Intro to Ayurveda Workshop

What is your constitution? How do you live in rhythm with the seasons? Explore Yoga’s Sister Science, Ayurveda, in this fun and informative workshop with an Ayurveda Health Counselor. Leave feeling empowered to live a healthier, more inspired life!
Sunday- 7-81m Shiva Love Tent 

Rise and Shine Yoga: 1 Hour

Focus on waking up your joints, muscles and breath in this joyful morning practice for all levels, incorporating seasonal awareness of returning energy to the root for Autumn and  preparing you for a wonderful day ahead.
Jameson Price
Saturday 5-6:30p Tea & Jam Cafe Stage    “The Post-Traumatic Christian”
What does a conscious Christ look like to the modern political church?
How can you begin to heal personal damage caused by restrictive religious culture?
This workshop will be a facilitated discussion on the recovery and ongoing relationships with self, friends and families within a religious legacy.
It’s a space for those who are participating within and without this organized faith tradition.
Jill Loftis

Kriya Vinyasa Flow

Saturday 9-10:30am Ganesha

Kriya Yoga is a simple, psycho-physiological method by which the human blood is decarbonized and recharged with oxygen. The atoms of this extra oxygen are transmuted into life current to rejuvenate the brain and spinal centers.

Astrology & Karma

Saturday 11:15-12:45p Tea & Jam Cafe Stage

Jennifer Turman Bayliss
Marni Sclaroff

Wild: Stories and Meditations on Being human with a Soul.

Satuday 1-2pm Tea & Jam Cafe Stage

Join us in rich conversation, storytelling, and guided meditations inspired by her book, Wild Human. Marni will share stories that open doorways to the soul of your essential nature.

Everyday Magic-Yoga +MeditationBeing

Saturday 10:30-12 Brahma Nirvana

Magic is the practice of altering the hidden dynamics of a situation.  It invites us to be in an elegant relationship with the mystery, and to radical self trust and personal integrity. It is creative and transformative. This yoga and meditation practice will open up the windows of the heart for working magic in everyday life.

The Intuitive Body-Yoga+Meditation

Sunday 1-2:30 Buddha Moon

Your soul is made of light and energy, and it communicates through your body as intuition.  Your body holds all of the codes of wisdom that you will ever need in this lifetime to become your highest potential. In this practice, we will anchor ourselves into the intuitive body, and you will learn tools and practices for trusting and listening to your intuition.

Mary Brown

Friday 10-12 Shiva Tent
Finding the Jewel, The Royal Road to Bliss

A dynamic & balanced class with focus on breath & alignment. Includes vinyasa sequencing, mantra, meditation, deep relaxation with a specially mixed sound track.

Jack Howard
Jeffrey Tiebout
Joe Klein

Passage Meditation

Katie Wells
Meredith Young
Monica McGee & Kendall Selfe
Rob Lenfestey
Sahaja Evans
Tara Eschenroeder

Live Music with Yoga & Poetry

Tara Eschenroeder & Ryley Harris

Om Tent
Yoga Hikes

Alle K

Queer Trans Body Love Yoga

Friday 3-4:30 Shiva &                      Saturday 1-2p Buddha Moon

All are welcome, but this class will center queer, trans and fat individuals. It will be a gentle yoga class, accessible to beginners. Yoga often caters to thin, white, young, cis-het women and this class will be different. It will encourage you to think deeply and curiously about your own identities by doing grounding techniques & gentle movements. Allé invites practitioners to go deep within, supported by laughter, to question their own assumptions about themselves and others. Not for those working to stay superficial and get in a physical workout only, but definitely for those seeking spiritual community in a nourishing, loving environment. Self study, Svadyaha, is at the root of this class, as are the 8 limbs of yoga. Expect some chanting, movement and deep relaxation.

Gather props: blocks (or books), a bolster (or pillows), a blanket, straps and an open heart

 

Anton Mackey

Friday 10:30-12noon Buddha MoonAwesome, Rad, 80 Flow

Get radical with Anton’s top 80’s songs in this nostalgic, fun, & energizing vinyasa class.  It will bring back memories and have you singing along.

Saturday 10-12 Brahma Nirvanna
Shiva & Shakti Primal Flow

Join Anton & Amy as they unite the Sacred Masculine & Divine Feminine in their trademark class.
Combining breath guided flow sequences, challenging grounding postures and Buti yoga- tribal dance movements to create a Kundalini awakening.

Anton Mackey
& Druminyasa

 

Carolyn Keller Sells

Yoga for Trauma Release “Help Me to Heal Myself”

Friday 1:30-2:30 Shiva Love

Almost everyone has experienced some sort of trauma. Sometimes the trauma is trapped in our bodies. This class will help to release the trauma held in the body using the Trauma Release Exercise (TRE) system by Dr. David Berceli. We will encourage our bodies to shake involuntarily by holding certain shape. This may sound a little bit weird, but just wait until you experience it! This practice has helped me with my own depression and PTSD. It is amazing how quickly I felt better. After my first experience, I had more energy and felt happier than I had in a long while. And I couldn’t stop smiling throughout the day and evening!

Reflection Twisted Yoga

Saturday 11-12 Shiva Love

“As I reflect on my journey I can appreciate the good and the bad.”

As Floyd Yoga Jam’s 2020 theme of Reflection, this practice has lots of twists.  As we twist and turn we can look behind us and then turn to look forward, look deep within and experience a nice practice to help the spine and organs feel rejuvenated, while also appreciating our past that has brought us to the Here and Now!

Laughter Yoga

Sunday 11-12p Ganesha                      “Laugh for no reason….except your good health!!”

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!  Some of the many benefits of LY are: reduces stress and strengthens immune system, a great social connector, we might not remember names, but we will remember laughing together! Learn to laugh for no reason, without using humor, jokes, or comedy! And maybe join in the Puppy Love Pile (if you wish)!

Information available on how to become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL)

Gentle Yoga and A Nap! –

Sunday 2:30-3:30p Ganesha

“I am happiest after a my Nap!”

Imagine something that you could easily take that would increase your alertness and creativity; reduce your stress; improve your perception, stamina, and motor skills; enhance your sex life; help you make better decisions; keep you looking younger; help you lose weight; reduce the risk of having a heart attack; elevate your mood; strengthen your memory; and help heal any post traumatic symptoms

Join me as we release any tightness in our bodies and exhale all stress and receive infinite peace and love. We will conclude this fun and easy practice with the famous 12-minute Healing Nap! The benefits of the 12-minute nap will be available as a handout for anyone that is interested. Please bring an extra towel or blanket so you can get really comfy!

Emily Gupta

Saturday 3:30-4:30 Om Space                   “Of Water & Spirit: Bathing Rituals for Renewal”

Water is a divine, healing force that can help us release what no longer serves, as well as bring forth the good things we call into our lives.  We’ll discuss sacred bathing traditions from all over the world and make a pot of holy water for blessing and purification.

 

InStill Mindfulness SWVA (Meditation)

Classes in Tea & Jam Cafe

InStill Mindfulness will be leading meditations, workshops, and InSpire meetings in the Tea & Jam tent each day of the festival, as follows:

Friday 7am: Jamie Reygle leads a spacious awareness practice.

Friday 8:30am: Mindfulness 101

Jamie Reygle leads an interactive discussion introduces the key concepts of mindfulness and distinguishing between what mindfulness is and what it is not. The session includes the introduction of several mindfulness techniques that can serve both during the festival and IRL. Come with your questions, leave with fresh insights.

Saturday 7am: Joe Klein leads a body scan and loving kindness practice.

Saturday 8:30am: Sex, Drugs, Facebook & Ice Cream: Seeking a mindful way with sensual pleasures.

Things that feel good and taste yummy often take us on a ride that can be delicious and also dangerous. Both of those possibilities excite the brain and make it easy to develop habits of consumption that we sometimes regret. This talk explains some of the brain/body pathways that lead to repetitive or compulsive habit patterns, and introduces mindfulness techniques to help you steer a middle way with sense pleasure. Presented by Joe Klein.

Sunday 7am: Lori Marsh leads a 4-facet meditation, designed to lead into love consciousness.

Sunday 8:30am: Walking Stick Yoga

The Yoga sutras by Patanjali begin by saying Now begins the practice of yoga. The purpose of yoga is to calm the fluctuations of the mind stuff so that the true self may be seen. Practicing yoga postures with walking sticks allows one to find stability and ease in poses. Through this ease, the mind can quiet and rest in the present moment, simply observing what is. Join us for a gentle practice using walking sticks.  This practice is especially helpful for anyone with joint or balance issues.  Walking sticks are also great for walking meditation or for practicing yoga outdoors without a mat. Presented by Lori Marsh.

 

Daily at 10am from the Tea & Jam Dome: Mindful Walk with Lori Marsh

Come take a mindful walk around the festival grounds. Using walking sticks we will experience the present moment with stability and ease. Walking sticks are great for everyone but are especially beneficial if you have any issues with balance. Or, as an exercise regime, walking sticks add an upper body workout to walking. Please come play.

Daily at 3pm in the Tea & Jam Dome: InSpire mindfulness community gathering with Jamie Reygle

InSpire mindfulness communities have been gathering across the region and online since 2019. These gatherings provide an opportunity to participate in mindful discussion and share mindfulness practices. Give yourself some respite from the festival and meet others who appreciate a still, quiet space from time-to-time. Numbers are limited, so register in the Tea & Jam tent beforehand if you can.

J Miles

Class1*Infinite Love:

Brahma Nirvana Friday 1-2:30The Marriage of Sun and Moon with Lee Schardein and J Miles

The poet Rumi continuously wrote about our Union with the Divine as the “lover and the Beloved”, a mystical partnership that fused the power of our own devotion and faith to develop the love necessary to free us from the bondage of hate and fear. Yoga philosophy teaches that yoga occurs when duality merges into Oneness. When we are filled with the power of love we able to live in our highest vibration. The lover and the Beloved become love itself. Ha (Sun)- Tha (Moon) is represented as a physical practice, designed to awaken the twin-flames within yourself the Sun and the Moon, and to unite them with effort and intentions. As the saying goes, “Yoga is practice of the Self, through the Self, to the Self.

Join Lee and J Miles on a journey of legendary love, storytelling, inner alchemy, and our connection to the Divine, through flow and our own embodied wisdom.

Wake Yo Azz Up!!!  Saturday Brahma Nirvana 8-9:30                                            This is not your morning restorative class. This is an energizing flow with music to match with one goal: to wake yo ass up!! The Bed can be a recharging station and used as a springboard to life, or it can be a very shallow grave. If we harness our own vast supply of energy by controlling our diet, our emotions, and our overall health and wellness the body will “rest” only as much as needed.  This class will begin with a Dharma talk on why not only physically should we “wake up”, but why we need to wake up mentally and spiritually and use this practice of yoga to become more socially conscious and better stewards of our world. The asana will be curated with breath work and a heart opening dynamic flow to have us running “heartfirst” into our day. We can either roll out of bed dreading the start of the day, or we can spring out of bed with joy and gratitude!! So put our feet on the ground, greet the morning, and Wake Yo Azz up!!

Pranayama Sunday Brahma Nirvana 7:30-8:30am

Super Hero School (The Mystical Art of Being Awesome): Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop – Sunday Brahma Nirvana 3-4:30

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

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Handelman
Joseph Roberson
Katie Wells
Lindsay Jamison

Visionary Jouney Circle

Thursday 9:30-11

In a ceremonial circle, we will journey beyond ordinary consciousness, outside of time and space, to connect with your higher self and/or compassionate helping spirits for guidance, wisdom and healing. We will use the sound of rattles, drums and our voices using vocal toning and freeform movement to alter our brainwaves into a trance. In this meditative trance state, we will use our imagination to journey to the unseen realms to connect deeply to the world of spirit. Kick off your Yoga Jam weekend with a practice that connects you to your power and this beautiful community.

This is a sacred container for self expression. No experience necessary, just an open mind.

Mary DiMeglio

Funky Yoga Dance

Saturday 5-6pm

Groove, stretch and breathe to the best funk music ever recorded! Funky Yoga Dance combines easy, upbeat dance moves with classic yoga poses. The vibe is super fun and playful. Great for beginners and all bodies. Come smile and sweat with us! You are welcome here.

 

Nick Romantini

Saturday -Tea & Jam Cafe~ 2:30-4pm
A Search for Meaning’

Will speak about a way of inner search and self study that was created by G.I. Gurdjief. A basic introduction to the proces of the Gurdjief work toward consciousness.

Kirtan with the Bhakti Boyz

Buddha Moon~ Saturday 8-9:30pm
Kirtan Concert with Bhakti Boyz

Grace & The Zen Within
Jennifer Hopper
Lauren Schwind

Art Classes- Plant Dyes

Lindsey Crawford
Lucas Ciapetta

Saturday 8-9:30pm Shiva

Vinyasa Flow Journey

Martha Kastler
Marissa Freeman
Rebecca Elsen
Ryley Harris
Alana Leia Jones
Amah Devi

Saturday 4-6pm Buddha Moon
“Harmonium Mayhem”

Saturday 6:30-8pm Buddha M
Kirtan with Amah G &
Narayani

Join the dynamic duo Amah G and Narayani  in a musical celebration of an interactive music meditation called Kirtan. The word Kirtan means “to glorify”, and traditionally the ancient, sacred practice of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga is practiced as a form of worship by singing the divine names in a call and response fashion. In our modern society, Kirtan has evolved into the World music genre with many different interpretations, calling upon many different spiritual traditions and many styles of music. No experience or a “singing voice” is necessary. You’ll be invited to listen and enjoy, or sing your heart out as you like! All are welcome to experience this powerful form of sound meditation in your own way. Amah G is a Bhakti Yoga teacher and harmonium dealer living in Asheville, NC. Narayani is a Yoga and Mantra Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach, and sacred music artist from Wilmington, NC who frequently accompanies other recording artists. Listen to Narayani on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/narayanishakti .

Sunday 1-2:30p Shiva Love
Self Mastery=Soul Alchemy:         From Self Care to Community Service-

Join this important conversation with Narayani & Amah G to explore how learning to live in alignment is the greatest service you can offer your community!

As yogis and artists, we work diligently to discover and clarify our Soul’s true expression and aspire to confidently share our vision with the world. As we continuously uncover self-care practices that enhance our physical, mental, and emotional fitness, it’s important to uncover how we can apply this inner wisdom in the outer world. How can we best be of service?

Let’s share some ideas about all the ways we Work-In to Work-Out, and how we can improve community health and wellness as we strive to embody the life of our dreams!

***Yoga teachers, musicians, artists, performers, activists, dreamers, seekers, idealists, and pragmatists are all welcome to come and share ideas

Amah Devi & Narayani

Darin Somma

Saturday Buddha Moon-8:30-10
Secrets of Indigenous Yoga 

Burn karma versus calories!  In this gentle class, we’ll practice 10 poses that cleanse the chakras and strengthen the nerves.  Learn what makes someone a Yoga master, what the ultimate goal of Yoga is, and how Yoga is a healing, mystical, and universal science of consciousness. 

Sunday Om Space 1-2:30pm
Secrets of Indigenous Yoga Ýarin Yogesdwar Somma

Garth Robertson

Friday 11pm: Lullaby Sound Journey

Participants are taken on a Meditative Journey using instruments from around
the world. This practice helps drop people into deeper brain states as well as activating our parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) to unlock the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Glenda Wynne

Sunday Shiva Love 3-4:30
Ageless Yogis

“The population is aging, and so are the yogis. Ageless Yogis is about being strong and increasing flexibility and endurance through all of life’s stages. Ageless Yogis is about up leveling health, wellbeing and quality of life and becoming the best version of yourself at any age. This practice is for the baby boomers that want to keep their boom!”
Glenda lives in SW Virginia at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake if you want to know more about her and what she is doing at her studio visit the website www.TheCentreAtVitaZen.com
Keep an eye out for www.AgelessYogis.net!

Jagadisha

Saturday 8-9am Main Stage        Nada Yoga Meditation:

Come sit and surrender to the divine within through sound vibration. Jagadisha’s Classical Indian Music is an ancient form of Nada Yoga. His songs are prayers, many from traditional Sanskrit texts, some in Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, were passed down in the oral tradition from his teacher Swami Nadabrahmananda.
Join us for this early morning meditation!

Johnny Stowe

 Thursday 2-3:30 Ganesha Sahyinidra Yin EcoJourney         Using guided imagery — deep-time journeys through sacred landscapes, where the person becomes an integral, cycling part of plants and animals, an energized molecule moving within Mama Earth’s biosphere — down streams and across oceans, over mountains, through forests and across deserts and savannas.  The journey is cyclical, with the traveler ending up where She started. Each class is along a different ecological pathway.

Thursday 6-7:30 Buddha Moon
Totems of ConnectionFauna, Flora & Fire

Friday 7am -7:45am
       Greet The Day

Friday 4:30-6:30 Om Space
Nature Walk, Plants, Food & Fire

 Nature Walk is a simple ramble through the woods, engaging all the senses to connect with local plants and animals.  We’ll learn the stories of plants to connect with for food and fire, medicine and aromatherapy, and simple enjoyment — and connect with a Sacred Spring that Seeps up from Mama Earth.

Saturday 7am -7:45 am
         Greet The Day

Saturday 6:30-7:30 Ganesha Sahyinidra Git’Down Flow       Follows the pulsing rhythms of Mama Earth with fun asanas centered on the ways of our sister animals and plants and ending with a Sahyinidra Ecojourney (see above)

Saturday 8-8:30pm Ganesha
Fire Lecture

Sunday 10-11:15am
Nature Walk
Plants, Food & Fire

Nature Walk is a simple ramble through the woods, engaging all the senses to connect with local plants and animals.  We’ll learn the stories of plants to connect with for food and fire, medicine and aromatherapy, and simple enjoyment — and connect with a Sacred Spring that Seeps up from Mama Earth.

 

 

John Kortmulder
Jessica Weinstock
Lee Schardein

1-2:30 Friday Brahma Nirvana
Infinite Love: The Marriage of Sun and Moon with J Miles ~

11-12:30 Sunday Brahma Nirvana
Maha Shakti: the flow of Kali-Ma

Nicole Lafon

108 Bliss Mantra Yoga                    Friday 3-4pm Brahma Nirvana

Join us for 108 Sun Salutations with Mantra to the music of Sirgun Kaur, Sat Darshan Singh – “Bliss (I am the Light of My Soul).Modifications and options will be provided for the 108 Sun Salutations and participants will receive a card with the mantra to keep and to resonate with them during class.  We will repeat the 16 count mantra throughout.  The class will be accessible to everyone.

Dharma Yoga

Friday 5-6pm  Brahma Nirvana
All Levels                                                   Dharma Yoga meets each student with where they are on their mat or in their practice.  All levels welcome. Please join Nicole for this all levels class with options / modifications or advanced offerings including Centering, Pranayama, Standing Series, Cooling Series, 10 Minute Led Savasana / Yoga Nidra, Meditation & Kirtan / Chanting. Be receptive, compassionate, Present, have a service heart and be kind!

 Energy Medicine Yoga

Saturday  1:30-2:45 Shiva Love

If you struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction and/or pain, or would simply like more joy, vitality and contentment in your life – EMYoga can help. Did you know your body has NINE energy systems? If you practice traditional yoga you are probably addressing just one (the chakras).  

EMYoga weaves ancient lost techniques with new powerful tools to balance all nine of these systems. When in balance, they help to keep you strong, vital, healthy and focused; and especially address your immune, endocrine and lymphatic systems. 

One of the many benefits of EMYoga is that it greatly enhances a regular yoga practice without increasing the time devoted to it. By incorporating our simple techniques into your existing discipline, or doing them on their own, you can achieve energy, vitality and balance in a brand new way.
 
Energy Medicine Yoga is an integrative practice weaving ancient healing methods and modern science into the context of a yoga practice to activate and organize our energy for optimal health and wellbeing.  It does not diagnose or treat illness, disease or physical and mental disorders. 
NAMA SLAY the EGO

“What are you here to slay?”

Saturday Brahma Nirvana @ 1:30-3:30

Hatha/Vinyasa/Power yoga workshop for all levels, with social justice themes. Includes extended savasana and meditation, and original music mixed with hip hop and dance beats.
Needs: mic and music system

 

Narayani

Friday 1-2:30 Buddha Moon
Slow Tribal Flow

Join Narayani and Justin Heter for Slow Tribal Flow Yoga–an all-levels, slow and sensual, full-body Vinyasa class set to live music. You will be guided through movement suggestions to a slow tribal heartbeat, but you’ll be invited to move in any way that you feel inspired. Let the music and your breath be your teachers. The class will begin and end with mantra meditation with the harmonium, and will conclude with an extended savasana with live music and light Thai Yoga assists for deep relaxation and connection to Self. Some Yoga experience and a moderate level of fitness is helpful but not required. All are welcome to explore this movement experience.

View a sample of the type of movement and music in this class by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u5INIxI9L0

Saturday 6:30-8pm Buddha M
Kirtan with Amah G &
Narayani

Join the dynamic duo Amah G and Narayani  in a musical celebration of an interactive music meditation called Kirtan. The word Kirtan means “to glorify”, and traditionally the ancient, sacred practice of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga is practiced as a form of worship by singing the divine names in a call and response fashion. In our modern society, Kirtan has evolved into the World music genre with many different interpretations, calling upon many different spiritual traditions and many styles of music. No experience or a “singing voice” is necessary. You’ll be invited to listen and enjoy, or sing your heart out as you like! All are welcome to experience this powerful form of sound meditation in your own way. Amah G is a Bhakti Yoga teacher and harmonium dealer living in Asheville, NC. Narayani is a Yoga and Mantra Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach, and sacred music artist from Wilmington, NC who frequently accompanies other recording artists. Listen to Narayani on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/narayanishakti .

Sunday 1-2:30p Shiva Love
Self Mastery=Soul Alchemy               From Self Care to Community Service-

Join this important conversation with Narayani & Amah G to explore how learning to live in alignment is the greatest service you can offer your community!

As yogis and artists, we work diligently to discover and clarify our Soul’s true expression and aspire to confidently share our vision with the world. As we continuously uncover self-care practices that enhance our physical, mental, and emotional fitness, it’s important to uncover how we can apply this inner wisdom in the outer world. How can we best be of service?

Let’s share some ideas about all the ways we Work-In to Work-Out, and how we can improve community health and wellness as we strive to embody the life of our dreams!

***Yoga teachers, musicians, artists, performers, activists, dreamers, seekers, idealists, and pragmatists are all welcome to come and share ideas

Amah Devi & Narayani 

Sarah McCarthy

 

Saturday 11:15-12 KidsVille Children’s Yoga:
Shine your light yoga! (All ages)
Join Sarah, a children’s yoga teacher for over 15 years, for a fun class with drumming, connection, story, nature, and asana.

Sunday 3:30-4:45 Tea & Jam Cafe Stage

Shikantaza: Zen Meditation and Yoga

Come join in an ending silent meditation to seal in the benefits of the asana practice throughout the weekend.
Patajali’s YS 1.2 ” Yogash Chitta Vritti Nirodha”. “Yoga is stilling the fluctuations of the mind”.
Some yogi’s talk about yoga asana as preparation for meditation, Dyana, one of the 8 limbs of yoga.
Shikantaza meditation in the Soto Zen tradition translates as ” just sitting’ or “sitting within emptiness.” Emptiness in the Zen context explores the reality of interdependent co-origination. We are dependent upon each other and all of life to exist. Thich Nhat Hanh calls it ” inter-being”
When we sit silently, just allowing what is, feeling that connection to all life, we train ourselves and our minds to attend to the present moment.

Grace Wood

Walking Meditation

Meredith Eileen
Marcus Cammuse

Saturday 6:30-7:30p Shiva
Shakti Calls

Margie Redditt

Friday & Saturday 7-8am Shiva

Vipassana Meditation

Marrissa & John Thompson

Acro Yoga

Salocrow
Shawn Nuthall
Sundar Balasubramanian