CLASS AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

11:00 am-12:00pm GRAND STAGE: Inspirational and Musical Vinyasa with Dawn B Feinberg and DJ Jimmy Cooper

Designed to take you there – to that place where you forget about the minutia and dive into your practice. We give you 60 minutes of intensity combined with strength, hip and heart openers. Dawn asks you to drop into your breath, and allow the music and pulse of the class to take you to a state of being in the moment. She will get your heart rate up through a series of asanas (poses) and then towards the end of class, guide you through seated poses to glean the benefits of a warm and open body.

 

11:00am -12:00 pm YOGA TENT: Ashtanga Primary Series with Emilia Arenas & Erika Hawks

In this class we will be led through the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga where we will explore elements of flexibility and strength. This  dynamic and challenging sequence is an amazing tool to detoxify the body by heating it up through the powerful breathing we perform during the practice, sun salutations, and asanas that involve forward bends, hip openers and twists. The sequence gives the practitioner the opportunity of balancing out different patterns we gain over the years of daily life and that we are not aware of and at the same time, leaves us with an energized mood and lighter body.

 

11:00 am-12:30 pm WORKSHOP ZONE: Beginner Acro Yoga with Ellie Blue & Lance Holmes

AcroYoga is beautiful to watch and even more fun to practice, and it’s a great way to build strength and resilience. AcroYoga is about human connection, community, giving and receiving, and divine play. Learning to practice AcroYoga requires training in strength, flexibility, and especially, proper technique. This workshop will provide an introduction and an opportunity for beginners to explore this new practice under the careful instruction of a Certified AcroYoga Instructor.

 

12:15-1:15 pm GRAND STAGE: Breath, Move, Explore, Discover with Lisa Esposito, accompanied by musician Jeff Clark

Through asana we explore the stillness of the mind through movement of the body & awareness of the breath.

 

12:15- 1:15 pm YOGA TENT: Sivananda with Emily Hughes, accompanied by Ike Kanakanui

Sivananda Style Hatha Yoga is a vigorous yet relaxing class with emphasis on deep breathing, relaxation, and concentration. This traditional and classical yoga style starts with initial relaxation (Savasana), followed by breathing exercises (Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma), six sets of sun salutations (Surya Namaskara), the standard program of 12 postures (Asanas), and the final relaxation. If you’ve never tried a Sivananda Style Hatha Yoga practice, this is a great time for a new experience! The Sivananda Style is accessible for all levels of students.

 

12:45-2:15 pm WORKSHOP ZONE: Learn to Fly – Arm Balances & Handstands with Nicolas de Villada

Join yoginicolas and learn how to fly on your mat! This workshop is designed to give you the tools and fundamentals to be able to develop your arm balances. We will start off with some warm up drills designed to loosen up the body. We will then move into some strengthening drills designed to create awareness and stability in areas that support your arm balances. Then you will be guided through different variations to strengthen and get into crow, forearm stand, jump backs and throughs, tuck jumps and handstands. This workshop is designed for individuals with a beginner and intermediate understanding of arm balances. You can expect Nick to be hands on as he helps you to develop these tools and arm balances. Come and find your wings!

 

2:15-3:15 pm GRAND STAGE: Transformational Breathing, Intelligent Vinyasa with Gretchen Mills and Stephanie Fisher, accompanied by Ross Brown and Eric Levy

Every. Single. Moment. is valuable and offers an opportunity to live with meaning and connection. Perhaps now, more than ever, we are being fed distractions of many types and from many directions. This practice is about directing our efforts towards slowing down and softening the demands in our lives so that we can attune with our breath and the pulse of nature. We will offer you a thorough exploration into the power of the breath and how to mindfully move the body to enhance the benefits of the breath. By spending time observing these fundamental aspects of our practice we can begin to explore how they manifest in graceful movements which can be an expression of our vinyasa. The vinyasa portion of this practice will enhance our understanding of the roots and transitions of movements in the physical body, as well as in our mind in the practice of yoga and in the practice of life! This class will be accompanied by Eric Levy with singing bowls, acoustic guitar, and drums.

 

2:15-3:15 pm YOGA TENT: Yoga Rhythms with Don Bartolone

Yoga Rhythms is a joyful flow practice featuring soulful rhythmic music. This class for all ages offers ease of movement while inspiring liberation of body, mind, and spirit. Connect with your life force and discover your bliss. You will rock your yoga!

 

2:30-4:00 pm WORKSHOP ZONE: Beginner Acro Yoga with Ellie Blue & Lance Holmes

AcroYoga is beautiful to watch and even more fun to practice, and it’s a great way to build strength and resilience. AcroYoga is about human connection, community, giving and receiving, and divine play. Learning to practice AcroYoga requires training in strength, flexibility, and especially, proper technique. This workshop will provide an introduction and an opportunity for beginners to explore this new practice under the careful instruction of a Certified AcroYoga Instructor.

 

3:30-4:30 pm GRAND STAGE: Durga Flow with Natalia Duke

Durga Flow is an intermediate, strengthening, vinyasa inspired class that will encourage participants to stoke their inner fire with fierce compassion and focus.

 

3:30-4:30 pm YOGA TENT: Elemental Hatha Flow and Sound Meditation, with Jolie Wilson and Ricky Barr

A soul rocking gentle hatha yoga practice infused with kundalini kriyas, restorative postures, and live music of guitar, harmonium, and drums. Bringing knowledge and experience directly from the heart, Jolie simultaneously allows upward expansion and deep-down grounding in the dynamic and spirited energy of her classes. Jolie and her love Ricky Barr combine their musical talents and voices to move you in the depths of your soul. Come and be inspired!

 

4:15-5:45 pm WORKSHOP ZONE: Intermediate Acro Yoga with Ellie Blue & Lance Holmes

This workshop will build upon the basic AcroYoga principles and allow students an opportunity to enhance their practice of the three primary roles in AcroYoga: base, flyer, and spotter. Students will be encouraged to embody each of the three roles in this intermediate level workshop.

 

4:45-5:45 pm GRAND STAGE: Yin Yoga with Celine Peccatte

In this Yin Yoga practice we will focus on a receptive approach to floor adapted poses, cultivating a sense of core softness and surrender, while exploring the foundations of mindfulness.

 

4:45-5:45 pm YOGA TENT: Bikram Express with Michelle Gattuso

An abbreviated session of the traditional 90 minute class, this Bikram Express class goes through each of the 26 postures in Bikram yoga once (instead of twice), with two sets of breathing exercises at the beginning and end of the series. A great way to get introduced to Bikram yoga!

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