YOJAM 2020 TEACHERS & PRESENTERS

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Anton Mackey

Anton Mackey is a soulful, passionate, and experienced Vinyasa Yoga teacher based out of Phoenix, Arizona. With a background in anatomy & physiology and a passion for seeking the truth, Anton skillfully bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual, giving students the freedom to experience the beauty of the ever changing divine feminine grace and the grounded inner masculine strength.

He travels around the globe teaching workshops and teacher trainings, presenting at festivals and leading yoga and meditation retreats.

Debra Marks

Licensed clinical psychologist since 1999
Hatha yoga teacher since 2014
Practicing human across a lifetime…

Grace & The Zen Within

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Jackie Deconti

Jackie DeConti is co-founder of Terra Sol Sanctuary and creator of Elixir Podcast. She leads live music yoga sessions and facilitates teacher trainings and collaborative workshops. Jackie has studied yoga in the Kunga School with Kristin Cooper-Gulak and is currently immersing herself in Shakti Ayurveda School with Katie Silcox. Inspired by
wildflowers that grow through sidewalk cracks, Jackie is a seeker of wisdom who
aspires to see the light everywhere.

Johnny Stowe

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Joti Jivan Shakti

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Lark

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Marissa & John Thompson

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Dr. Nick Atlas

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Narayani

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Sarah McCarthy

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Tara Eschenroeder

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Yogaville- Rukmini Ando

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Alana Leia Jones

 Leia is an artist, dancer and yoga teacher. She has her 200 hr in Hatha Yoga from the Breathing Space and a 300hr certification in Therapeutic yoga from the Wilmington Yoga Center; as well as a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University. Her movement practice is inspired by observing our deep connection to all things on a fundamental level. Her unique soulful teaching approach combines an emphasis on breath, heart alignment and intention. Leia hopes to inspire more joy, freedom and peace through the healing practices of yoga, dance, song and meditation.  

Bart Westdorp

Bart (E-RYT-500) has been pretty serious about his yoga teaching, completing his 800hr teacher training with Dharma Mittra, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He loves to make yoga and movement accessible to anyone through a light touch and connecting to a shared experience. 

David Newman

David Newman’s greatest gift is his willingness to listen to his inner voice and open his heart to be of service to others. David guides and inspires fellow travelers on their paths, through his uplifting music and the valuable insights that he shares through his writings and teachings.

David’s life took a dramatic change in direction when after graduating law school in 1992, he decided to open a yoga center in his hometown of Philadelphia. The center, Yoga on Main, was one of the first of its kind, and created a new awareness of Yoga in his community. Shortly thereafter, David, a lifelong musician, discovered an ancient form of healing chant music known as kirtan and began to apply his musical gifts to this powerful practice and to share it with others.

Grace Wood

Grace Wood walked with Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village during 3 workshops  over a 20 year timeframe.  Personal practice is recommended for highest benefits.  Have used mindful walking in workshops many years.  Offer guidance in walking monthly at Unity of Roanoke Valley.  Enhance your inner journey—and a feeder for the outer journey.  Practice is only requirement for maximum benefit.

Jagadisha

Jagadisha  had the good fortune of spending time with the great meditation master, Swami Muktananda who started him on the path of yoga and meditation. From meeting him he was led to the great master  of North Indian Classical Music  Swami  Nadabrahmananda  ,whom he studied  extensively  with in the U.S and India.

Jagadisha has been carrying on his master’s tradition of Nada Yoga , the yoga of sound  for more than 35 years: practicing, giving concerts, and teaching.  Swamiji  taught from a lineage in the oral tradition that goes back  thousands of years.  The songs Swamiji passed  down have many influences. Many  are from traditional Sanskrit texts, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, and old Hindi (influenced by Islamic music).

Nada Yoga uses Raga (melody form) and Tal (rhythmic cycle) to help the mind be steady and the senses quiet.  It is listening to the inner sounds that brings us back to the source.

Jon Handelman

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Katherine Chantal

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Leslie Davis

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Marni Sclaroff

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Nick Romantini

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Rebecca Elsen

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Shawn Nuthall

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Yogaville- Maryanda

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Yogaslackers- Rob Lenfestey

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Amah Devi

Amah Devi is a Bhakti yoga teacher from Asheville, NC known for her frank and
authentic approach to eastern philosophy. From teaching mantra-infused hatha-yoga classes, harmonium and mantra workshops, to leading spirited Kirtans in yoga studios & on festival stages, she has been all over the world sharing the power of mantra as medicine since 2011.

Carolyn Keller Sells

Owner of Yoga Energy Therapy & Peaceful Powerful Living

Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher (CLYT), E-RYT 500

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

Holistic Health & Life Coach

Emily Gupta

Emily Gupta is an Ayurvedic chef and herbalist who infuses sacred intention, prayer, and ritual into all of her healing creations.  She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, daughter, and two cats. While she has studied with many great Ayurvedic luminaries, her most influential teachers have been: 1) her mother, and 2) the challenges of life itself. Emily is passionate about spices; herbs; smudging; Yoga; natural, home remedies; composting; and Divine Mother consciousness. 

 

Hannah Levin

NAMA Certified Ayurveda Health Counselor

Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500)

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

Certified in Assisted Thai Yoga (Basic and Advanced)

Graduate of Wise Woman Herbal Immersion

 Masters of Arts in Teaching in Studio Art

BA in Studio Art

Jeanmarie Paolilo

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Jonny Walker Dat Dude Jonny

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Katie Wells

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Mandy Stewart Wozniak

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Mary Brown

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Nicole Fitzwater Lafon

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Ryley Harris

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Starroot

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Yogaville- Brother Arjavan

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Jean-jacques Gabriel

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Anne McCracken

Anne McCracken has been studying and practicing Astrology for more than 20 years. “It is a lifetime, ongoing study” she says. Anne is an interior designer by main vocation and practices Astrology as an avocation. She resides in Southwest Virginia near Wytheville.

“The first time I had my own chart done many years ago, I knew I wanted to understand this discipline. Astrology made life make sense to me. It made me realize that I had the option of cooperating with a Universal plan designed to support me in living life more intelligently and effectively. Astrology is an amazing tool, helping us to use our free will to make more enlightened and beneficial choices.”

“The two disciplines of Interior Design and Astrology corrolate”, says Anne. “Both use specific energies for balancing and enhancing our lives.”

Darin Yogeshwar Somma

Darin Somma (Yogeshwar) has been teaching meditation and yoga for two decades in the Nation’s Capitol of Washington D.C.  He is a certified yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and is an advisor on the board of Taksha University’s Institue of Yoga Therapy and Meditation (IYTM).  He is also a yoga therapist and member of the teaching faculty for Vedic Health, Inc., based out of Rockville, MD.

Glenda Wynne

Glenda is a Registered Nurse, ERYT 200/RYT 500, YACEP with the Yoga Alliance. Glenda and her husband Brett Keister, RYT200 own The Centre at VitaZen (RYS) a yoga studio Located at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia where she continues to teach classes, workshops, lead retreats and destination yoga vacations. Glenda leads a 200 hour yoga teacher training at her studio and is an affiliate of the Yoga Education Institute in California. She has been working with the aging population for over 35 years and is the founder of “Ageless Yogis” a practice that targets the process of ageing bodies. Glenda helps students and teachers learn how to work with their and their students bodies through all the stages of ageing. Ageless Yogis workshops and classes help teachers and students of all ages work with the inevitability of the ageing yogi and learn what happens to our bodies as we age and how to maintain, modify and grow in our practice at the same time.
“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!

J Miles

J Miles is yoga teacher who has been dancing to the rhythm of life since childhood. Yogi, martial artist, body worker, retired breakdancer, community activist, and the son of a Baptist minister, J Miles been learning and studying eastern arts and philosophy for nearly two decades. But movement, creativity and exploration of the self through movement has always been a constant source of curiosity and confidence. Over the years J has crafted a style tempered by real life and humor, and relies on the importance of breath as a guide and a source of strength. His classes aim to create for each person a fluid, sustainable and enjoyable practice, that hopefully will prove to be beneficial over a lifetime. And even as this ancient practice continues to evolve, the mantra continues to be “practice is effort toward steadiness of mind”.

Jeffrey Tiebout

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Joseph Roberson

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Keala

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Marcus Commuse

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Neve Fletcher

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Nitika Achalam

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Sandy Jahmi Burg

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Sundar Balasu-bramanian

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Yogaville- Zac Parker

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Over 65 more Teachers Will Be Announced On This Page By 4/15/20

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PERFORMING ARTS

Talent

Belly Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Fire Dancers, Awesome Clown Show, Puppet Show, The Color Project, Aerial Yoga, Cloggers, and more….

The Color Project TM

The Color Project TM presents a kinetic art experience of projective, refractive, reflective and absorptive light. We offer a fun approach to exploring color — printing colors (cyan, magenta and yellow) and TV colors (red, green and blue). Our public art installations allow participants to explore a surprising and compelling environment, and what they find may be unexpected and delightful.

Gypsy Geoff

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Full Circle Flow Arts

River and Julia McDowell

Embrace your child-like learning nature and come play! See how movement and flow can increase your mental and physical stamina as well as happiness and attitude towards life. The Flow Zone is an interactive free-form play ground where you can try out a flow-prop like a Hoop, Staff, or Poi without time restraints, pressure or obligation. We can also offer on-the-spot free-form beginner instruction that is fun, exciting, and informative because it’s customized to you. So let go of your hesitation and come enjoy how good it can feel to dance and play in the Flow Zone.

Imagine Circus

IMAGINE CIRCUS is a booking and production company providing performances and shows that feature circus and cirque-style entertainment, aerial dancers, acrobatics, fire performers, jugglers, mimes, stilt walkers, belly dancers, sideshow acts, LED performers and more. Fully insured and equipped to offer customized stage shows from 3 to 90 minutes as well as interactive, ambient, and roving entertainment and instruction, Imagine Circus is conveniently based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and actively works with companies and event planners throughout the US.