SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019
REGISTRATION OPEN AT 8AM
CLASSES FROM 9AM-4PM
This year’s festival brings yoga, meditation, sound healing and more to Waterfront Park. Classes will be held simultaneously among five different stages and tents offering a wide array of classes for everyone.
We’ve also expanded our schedule to include healthy living discussions with some of Southern California’s leading experts.
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PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE | ALL LEVELS VINYASA FLOW with AMY CALDWELL. . .
This is an all-levels flow class, with a focus on optimal alignment principles. Breath and present moment awareness will be encouraged. Modifications will be offered so that each individual can practice to their level of experience and desired pace. Collectively, a positive, inclusive, and non-competitive environment will be cultivated. Led by Amy Caldwell.
IYACSR SUN ASANA TENT | HATHA YOGA FUNDAMENTALS with MANELI JODAT . . .
This class will introduce postures that are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Great class for beginners or those who wish to refine the fundamentals of alignment, form and action of the asana practice. Led by Maneli Jodat.
MOON ASANA TENT| MELLOW HATHA with JORDAN TYLER . . .
A gentle, all-levels Hatha flow. Expect Mudras, OMing, playful postures, and to feel relaxed and radiant! Led by Jordan Tyler.
THE SOUL OF YOGA SOUND IMMERSION TENT | HEART CENTERED GONG IMMERSION with KEN GOFF . . .
For those who've not experienced a gong immersion before, think deep relaxation, an inner harmonic journey into a portal of restorative space, where sounds of whales, dolphins, planets, being in the forest and wind pass through you as you travel within, into the essence of your spirit... Often, people experience relaxation, discovery, clearing of thought blockages and physical discomfort in the body.
As your mind focuses on the layers and harmonics of multiple gongs, you'll experience your body relax as your spirit expresses the peacefulness and stillness experienced in deep meditation.
Set a personal intention before we begin the sound journey to create, balance or let go of that which has been the focus of your thoughts.
As the gongs sound, be aware of your breath and either lay down in Shavasana, sit in Sukhasana or move to the music of the spheres with a yoga sequence or dance. Use this opportunity to meet an ancient friend, who' ll offer a cosmic hug to your being.
Come and open the portal to your awareness and inner guide. Become one with the journey and share your spirit and voice by sounding Aum with the gongs and those who choose to journey with you at the Festival of Yoga. "The Knower of the mystery of sound knows the whole universe.: Hazrat Inayat Khan Led by Ken Goff.
HEALTHY LIVING TENT | SUNDAY MORNING SERENITY, YOGA FOR EVERYONE with SILVER AGE YOGA (Chair Options Available) . . .
Join Helena & Veronique for a specially designed class that can be done either on the mat or in a chair. During this class, you will slowly peel away the layers so that you can find your “bliss body,” no matter the shape, size, physical ability or age. You will be expertly guided through gentle yoga stretches and breathing practices that will help to awaken the body, calm the mind, brighten your spirit and prepare you for the rest of the day. Suitable for anyone whether it is your first introduction to Yoga or whether you are an experienced Yogi that has been practicing for years. This class is sponsored by Silver Age Yoga Community Outreach which is a non-profit organization based in San Diego whose mission is to offer health-enhancing, life-enriching classes to underserved seniors. Led by Helena Bray and Veronique Cometti.
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE | STRESS & TENSION RELIEF FOR SHOULDERS, UPPER BACK AND NECK with COURTNEY YEZZI. . .
This a dynamic and joyful class. The focus being on stress held in the shoulders, neck and head gives us an opportunity to see how we can use standing poses as a way to free our spine and align to the freedom that is waiting for us through the practice of yoga! We will use our arms in many ways, as the arms are the gateway to the upper body and help to open the lungs, heart and inner shine. The end of practice will be a few seated poses, twists and gentle backbend to further express the upper back and move stale energy that may be locked inside posing as stress. Led by Courtney Yezzi.
IYACSR SUN ASANA TENT | UPLIFTING BACKBENDS with STEPHANIE LAVENDER . . .
In this class we will playfully explore intermediate backbends and observe the uplifting effects that backward extensions bring to the mind and body. Backbends offer clarity, focus and, joy. It is advised that woman who are Menstruating avoid this class. At least 6 months of yoga required. Led by Stephanie Lavender.
MOON ASANA TENT | INTRODUCTION TO VINYASA YOGA with XENIA GUIDO . . .
If you practice vinyasa, or are interested in trying it, join us for this overview of the foundational principles of vinyasa yoga. We'll look at the various options, modifications, and transitions most commonly seen in vinyasa yoga. We'll also talk about how to tailor the practice for you body, and how to avoid injuries. Led by Xenia Guido.
THE SOUL OF YOGA SOUND IMMERSION TENT | CRYSTAL BOWL MEDITATION & REIKI with JOE SCHWAB AND KAYMA ENGLUND (Begins at 10:05 a.m.) . . .
This session is open to everyone. Come prepared for a deeply relaxing experience, created by the meditative sounds and vibrations of the crystal bowls combined with the "hands-on" powers of Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that there is an unseen "life force energy" flowing through us. Participants will be lying down the entire time, so please bring your yoga mat and anything else (such as an eye pillow) that makes you feel comfortable. Led by Joe Schwab and Kayma Englund.
HEALTHY LIVING TENT| THE SPIRIT OF AYURVEDA: SELF CARE IS THE BEST HEALTHCARE with MAS VIDAL . . .
Learn what makes Ayurveda mother spiritual healing system of the world. Discover how ayurveda is born of the five elements (vibrations), how it integrates with the main branches of Yoga and its fascinating connection to vedic astrology (jyotish). Learn how these ancient principles can be so practical and integrated into every aspect of our daily lifestyle. Dazzle your mind with the dance of the doshas known as vata, pitta and kapha (air, fire & water) and discover the hidden jewels of found in nature and our wise earth planet. Mas will weave years of experience in true stories, mythologies and practical scientific principles to help you embrace a love for Ayurveda that is connected to your inner spirit. Led by Mas Vidal.
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE | MORNING MEDITATION led by SUJANTRA MCKEEVER. . .
Led by Sujantra McKeever.
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE | LIVE INDIAN MUSIC performed by RAHIS KHAN . . .
The art of Indian Indian Music which includes Ghazal(Poetry), Qawalic (High Energy Mystic Music) and Bhajans (Hindu Devotional Music). This forms a palette of expressions that takes the listener on a soulful journey. The music awakens the soul of the listener and connects to the divine through songs that are themed in love, devotion and faith.
IYACSR SUN ASANA TENT | INTRODUCTION TO ACRO YOGA with BECCA GUTSTADT . . .
This class will explore the fundamental concepts that make it possible for a human to (almost effortlessly) hold another human’s full body weight in a variety of beautiful poses. This entry level class will lay all of the ground work you will need to begin practicing Acro Yoga. Not only is it an awesome workout, but also a great way to meet other amazing people. And, it is just plain FUN. Disclaimer:* Absolutely no experience is needed. Nor do you need to be super strong, or flexible or have done lots of (or any) yoga to participate. For real. We will be walking you step by step through the basics so that even the newest of newbs will find success. Also, laughter is guaranteed. Led by Becca Gutstadt.
MOON ASANA TENT| MEDITATION IN MOVEMENT STYLE YOGA with LANITA VARSHELL . . .
MIMSY is floor-based, gentle yoga beneficial for the back, central nervous system, and inner peace. This deep, stress-relieving style focuses on letting go, and moving at your own pace, rather than trying to keep up with others. Its slow, gentle guidance awakens the inner body through breath and relaxation techniques, and deconstructs traditional asanas —beyond modifications – into options, where each person may repeat the best option for their body, or continue towards the full expression of any pose. MIMSY makes yoga relaxing, joyful, and highly effective for anyone able to lie on the floor and progress slowly from floor to standing. Led by Lanita Varshell.
THE SOUL OF YOGA SOUND IMMERSION TENT| DRONEZONE SONIC TRANSFORMATION with SAM DAVID AND TROY PAGE . . .
Dronezone is unlike any musical experience. The didgeridoo is unique in the way that you can feel the vibration surrounds your body. It is one of the oldest instruments in the world and has been used as a tool to tell stories and transport you into the dreamtime. At times there will be simultaneous didgeridoos and other instruments being played around the room and over your body. The surging waves of sounds and rhythms will allow you to let go of stress and old energies. Tribal sound healing. Sonic Transformation Indigenous Vibration. Dual Didgeridoos playing in specific keys creating harmonic healing waves of sound. Indigenous singing and healing instruments from around the world like the hang drum and crystal pyramids. Come lay down and go on a magical journey. Led by Sam David and Troy Page.
HEALTHY LIVING TENT| DAILY CLEANSING ROUTINE with FELICIA TOMASKO . . .
Led by Felicia Tomasko.
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE | LIVE INDIAN MUSIC performed by RAHIS KHAN and IYENGAR YOGA DEMONSTRATION with IYENGAR YOGA ASSOCIATION CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN REGION . . .
Live from the Main Stage to enchant, mesmerize and delight. Enjoy a live demonstration of postures by the Iyengar Association California Southern Region teachers and students.
IYACSR SUN ASANA TENT | COREPOWER YOGA VINYASA 2 with JOANNE GLOVER . . .
Corepower Yoga Vinyasa 2: Turn stress into sweat. This signature class strengthens, balances and detoxifies your entire body and mind as you move through more challenging postures and connected breath. Set to an energizing playlist, you’ll power up your yoga practice like never before.
MOON ASANA TENT | YOGA EN ESPAÑOL with ALICIA RAMIREZ . . .
This class will focus trough every inhale and exhale on connecting our mind, body and soul.With love we will rise our vibration to happiness and joy. En está clase nos enfocaremos mediante cada inhalation y exhalación en conectar nuestra alma y cuerpo. Con amor transformaremos y llegaremos nuestra vibration a felicidad y alegria. Led by Alicia Ramirez.
THE SOUL OF YOGA SOUND IMMERSION TENT | KIRTAN: CHANTING THE DIVINE NAMES with SUNDARAM. . .
Following a short introduction on the history and power of chanting, we will sing together and experience the peace, joy and upliftment that comes from the chanting the Divine Names in Sanskrit. Led by Sundaram.
HEALTHY LIVING TENT | SEVA: THE YOGA OF SERVICE with SARA RUIZ. . .
Learn about the healing of yoga and mindfulness for trauma in diverse communities. After an introduction about healing from trauma through yoga and meditation we will practice together. Finally, learn about the work that OG Yoga is doing in over 30+ partnerships in Southern California. Led by Sara Ruiz.
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE | CLASSICAL HATHA YOGA with MAS VIDAL. . .
This class will encourage all practitioners to explore the essence of classical postural yoga that aims to balance the mind-body relationship and the more subtle inner sun-moon energies. These medieval practices are rarely understood or taught today. Experience the true nature of Tantra yoga’s mystical mind-body integral healing system. Learn how to settle your restless mind with unique postures and pranayama (breathing) exercises designed to awaken the prana of the higher centers (chakras) so that you can actually meditate and enjoy the bliss of the soul. Led by Mas Vidal.
IYACSR SUN ASANA TENT | ASHTANGA YOGA PRIMARY SERIES with JEN RENÉ . . .
Ashtanga Series is a set sequence of poses linked together seamlessly through sun salutations. Many other styles of yoga have been based on this traditional method. Synchronize your breath with a continuous and vigorous flow of poses to build heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and mental focus. Led by Jen René.
MOON ASANA TENT| PRANAYAMA: AWAKEN YOUR BREATH, ENLIVEN YOUR SPIRIT with LAUREN MCLAREN . . .
Experience a revitalization of your energy while finding a renewed sense of well-being through a guided practice of pranayama. Using mudra and mantra to enhance sensitivity, this class will help you access your breath as a vehicle for calming the stormy waters of our chaotic modern world. Good for all levels of practitioner, but not appropriate for those with respiratory or abdominal ailments. Not recommended for students who are pregnant or on their cycle. Led by Lauren McLaren.
THE SOUL OF YOGA SOUND IMMERSION TENT |UNLEASH YOUR VOICE with SITA ROSE . . .
Unleash Your Voice is an embodied meditation practice designed to awaken you to the power of your own vibration. Embrace your creativity and harmonize with other voices through chant, mantra, toning, chakras, and vocal improv. Guided by Sita Rose, this vocal playground is a safe space for you to let go, sing, and get curious about your vocal Sound Healing. Come as you are. Led by Sita Rose.
HEALTHY LIVING TENT | AFTERNOON MEDITATION with SUJANTRA MCKEEVER. . .
Come enjoy a brief explanation of meditation followed by a 20 minute guided meditation which will include deep relaxation, breath techniques, visualizations and chanting. Great for beginners or advanced meditators. Led by Sujantra McKeever.
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE| LOW BACK & HIP RELEASE with HEATHER FENWICK . . .
This practice invites you to go inward, uniting breath and body to cultivate balance.Invite stability and welcome release. Led by Heather Fenwick.
IYACSR SUN ASANA TENT | TWISTS with NIKOLE FORTIER . . .
Twists rotate the spine and strengthen and stretch the muscles of the trunk. This helps to restore and retain the spine’s natural range of motion, which tends to decrease as we age. They stimulate circulation, creating heat and releasing tension in the muscles of the spine, abdomen and rib cage which helps other systems in the body (such as digestion and elimination) work more effectively. Led by Nikole Fortier.
MOON ASANA TENT | EXPLORE YOUR PRANA: YOUR UNIQUE ENERGETIC VIBRATION with KAYMA ENGLUND . . .
Get to know your yourself as an energetic being and awaken to the untapped power and potential lying just beyond the normal seeing eye. You are likely fully aware of your physical body and surroundings, but there is an energy moving through you and around you at all times moving faster than the speed of light, making it illusive and harder to detect, but oh so vital to our existence. Through Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Subtle Body Meditation you will demystify, explore and awaken your unique energetic vibration and learn how to radiate that energy into the world around you. Led by Kayma Englund.
THE SOUL OF YOGA SOUND IMMERSION TENT| INSTRUMENTS FOR INNER PEACE with KEREM BRULÉ . . .
Join Kerem Brulé, owner of Beautiful Sounds, in an explorative and interactive talk on how to create a personal music meditation practice to nurture more joy, peace and connection within you and with your loved ones. Kerem will share some simple and mindful music meditation practices using a variety of easy to play healing music instruments, inviting you to become your own sound healer in your life. playbeautifulsounds.com. Led by Kerem Brulé.
HEALTHY LIVING TENT | KEEP COOL WITH SEASONAL NUTRITION with EMILY RUTH . . .
Use the wisdom of nature's bounty to cool your body down this summer. Balance the body systems by focusing on when, where, what and how you eat this season. This class focuses on realigning our daily choices on nature and our circadian rhythms to create an environment for optimal health. Led by Emily Ruth.
PILGRIMAGE OF THE HEART MAIN STAGE | SLOW HATHA with FELICIA TOMASKO . . .
Enjoy a well-rounded calming practice to create ease and fluidity in the body.* Led by Felicia Tomasko.
IYACSR SUN ASANA TENT | POWER VINYASA with ANGELA BRUSH . . .
Class will have powerful yoga sequences that strengthen and tone while getting you to laugh and be confident. Students are encouraged to love themselves, laugh, and get playful. Led by Angela Brush.
MOON ASANA TENT | YOGA NIDRA with KARI ROSS-BERRY. . .
Led by Kari Ross-Berry.
THE SOUL OF YOGA SOUND IMMERSION TENT | BINAURAL BEATS with ETHICS. . .
In 1837, a physicist named Heinrich Wilhelm Dove discovered that listening to certain tones of sound could actually induce certain states of mind. The theory is that when exposed to these frequencies the brain actually perceives a single tone that stimulates brain activity. As we know ancient shamans and healers used repetitive drumming and chanting as a means of revitalizing the connection between the human brain and body and the unconscious. This session will be a guided meditation tour through the full spectrum of these frequencies. Led by Ethics.