** A note from the Yoga Fest Team: We’re working on a new format for the Fest this year! Stay tuned as we change things up!**
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Festival Welcome & Morning Warm-Up
Start the day with a beautiful meditation ceremony to open sacred space.
Set your intention and get warmed up!
|Joanne Keane – Journey Dance
Yoga is to everlastingly dance the dance of oneness. The JourneyDance™ Flow leads participants on a ritual journey of physical and emotional transformation. Through breath,sweat, and expression, you gain a palpable experience of yourself as pure powerful energy. JoJo is inspired to help people harness their full power and potential. She is a Shamanic Energy Healer, Yoga teacher and JourneyDancer. She has studied extensively for the past 25 years in the magic and science of harnessing the power of the Universe to shift the Mind, Brain, Body and Behaviors. Learn More
Morning Community Class:
Todd Norian and Hala Khouri
This year, we’re turning the Fest on it’s head! Join us for a vigorous morning session with Todd Norian, founder of Ashaya Yoga®, and Hala Khouri, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World.
10:00 AM – On the Turf Field
Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, teaches yoga with the heartfelt intention to awaken others to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality and fulfillment. Founder of Ashaya Yoga®, Todd’s style is one of precise therapeutic alignment infused with his passion for the esoteric teachings of Tantra yoga. He excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relatable. With warmth and humor, Todd creates a sanctuary of sublime transformation in which students step into the power of their own heart. Learn More
Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga and the movement arts for over 20 years. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that addresses trauma and its symptoms. Learn More
Lunch, Music & Shopping
11:30PM – 1:00PM
Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a bite to eat from one of our food vendors while listening to live music. Stroll around and visit our vendor village and get a sneak a peak at the Silent Auction items. Here’s a list of our supporters.
We’ll also have some opportunities for you to cool down with Tai-Chi, Qi Gong, and some gentle adjustments in the courtyard.
Silent Auction drawing.
Afternoon Community Class:
Kathryn Templeton and Tao Porchon Lynch
Our second community class of the day features Katherine Templeton, who brings her vision of ayurvedic yoga, and Tao Porchon Lynch, who at a stunning 98 years of age, was recently dubbed by the Guinness Book of World Records as America’s Oldest Yoga Teacher!
1:00 PM – On the Turf Field
Katherine has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kathryn is a Master Teacher in the field of Drama Therapy and continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with anxiety, depression and complex trauma. As an E-500 RYT, NAMA-registered Ayurvedic practitioner and Senior Para Yoga teacher, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga, ayurveda and clinical psychology. Read More
|Tao Porchon Lynch
Tao Porchon-Lynch shows us what is possible and stirs all of us to reach our highest potential regardless of age.. In 2012, she was named “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records. The twinkle in her eyes and the brightness of her spirit capture you. Her YouTube videos have garnered over two million views. In June 2015, she wowed judges on America’s Got Talent dancing with her 26-year-old partner to Pitbull’s “Fireball.” More about Tao
Relax with a Sacred Sound Bath – Tibetan Singing Bowls, Didgeridoo & Closing Mantra
3:00PM – 3:30PM
Harness the power of vibrational healing. Join us on this sonic journey for a truly expansive and harmonious experience. New Age recording Artist Jennifer Zulli (Tibetan Singing Bowls) will be joined by Intuitive Sound Healer Casey Dixon (Didgeridoo and Gong) to close out the day with more live music and a closing mantra.
One of last year’s participants said “If there’s a heaven, that’s where she took me!”
|Jennifer Zulli (Aurelia)
Jennifer Aurelia is the founder and director of SOUND. She is a new age artist & composer, Reiki Master & sound/resonance healer, teacher and an explorer of sound and it’s effects on conscious evolution.For more information about Jennifer and her music visit www.aureliaslight.com