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Friday, January 27 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Opening Ceremony: Live Drumming Meditation LIMITED

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The founder of San Diego Yoga Festival saw a vision of the San Diego Yoga Festival happening in a drumming meditation last year; from this meditation she was inspired to create this vision into reality and here we are today! To honor the messages that you get from meditating and following your inutition, join us or an initation setting and powerful opening ceremony with a brief talk with our Founder, Shawna and Co-Creator, Melanie followed by a 15 minute live drumming meditation with Shawna and some of our most talented sound healers. We can't wait to meet you!

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Jenn Bodnar

Co-Founder and RYT-200, Yoga Digest Magazine, LLC
| Jenn Bodnar is Co-Founder of Yoga Digest Magazine and has a genuine belief that yoga can benefit everyone. She is 200ERYT having attended multiple teacher trainings, facilitating yoga teacher trainings and studying and practicing yoga since 1999. Jenn is an avid fitness professional, who has taught and managed group fitness for many years. As a former competitive triathlete, gymnast and dancer Jenn loves the balance... Read More →
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Kerem Brulé

Sound Healer
Kerem Brulé is a dedicated sacred sound musician, creating improvisational healing soundscapes with drone, rhythm and melody to support transformation. Visit www.kerembrule.com to find all of her upcoming sound healing events and performances.
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Rachel DeRose-Hosler

RYT-200, Yoga With Shawna
Rachel has had a lifelong passion for health and wellness! Living life to the fullest with the least amount of stress helps to lead a fun and exciting and prosperous life. Teaching a variety of self-care modalities, Rachel is active in her community by bringing yoga, Doga (Yoga with your dog), gong meditations and cooking classes to the everyday people. Believing that self-care is key to a happy healthy life.A list of her accomplishments... Read More →
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Surjot Kaur

Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Surjot Kaur is a spiritual name that means “the lioness who continually renews herself and others with the Creator’s light.”  Surjot has gained wisdom from life experiences that include being a mother, teaching Chinese, composing songs, writing fiction and poetry, teaching English as a Second Language, and of course, her daily yoga practice (Sadhana).  Surjot loves using yogic tools in subtle ways to bring peace... Read More →
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Shawna Schenk

Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Spiritual Activist, Yoga With Shawna
Shawna Schenk, the founder of San Diego Yoga Festival and co-creator,  is a San Diego yoga teacher, Reiki master, author, and spiritual activist leading classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retreats, and festivals throughout North America.. She has created a 7 teacher trainings and authored a number of books including "Yoga for Teens" She has also founded the first free beach yoga movement in San Diego providing free yoga to... Read More →
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Melanie Williams

E-RYT-200, Co-Creator, SDYF, Tripower Yoga
Melanie loves to create movement in every sense of the word; wringing every drop out of each moment the universe choose to bless us with. Melanie believes in living a life where every action, though and word is a step toward a more perfect existence. Melanie has made it her mission to use yoga to help humans to accept their divine right to be happy, powerful, healthy and successful. ​Melanie is passionate about fitness on all levels. A... Read More →

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Joshua Brinks

Musician, Hand Drum
From the age of 5, Joshua began his musical journey as a classical pianist.  He went on to study percussion in high school and has kept up his love for music through instruments like the Bali Steel Drum and the Lotus Drum.  A few years ago, Joshua joined his passion for music with the yoga community, bringing a new sound and experience for people practicing yoga in the San Diego area.  The combination of... Read More →

Friday January 27, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107