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Friday, January 27
 

12:00pm

Check in and Smudging
Check in for the festival and recieve a free sage smudging from one of San Diego's best healers to make your energies clear and ready to recieve as soon you get here! You must check in to recieve your wristband and swag bag. It's a great place to get details or answers to questions about this weekend!

 

Friday January 27, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

12:30pm

Welcome to the Festival: Walking Tour of Ocean Beach
Get to know this iconic, hippy neighborhood as far West as it gets in the US! Take this fun and healthy walking tour to not only welcome you to the neighborhood but to see where all of the venues are and learn the best places to eat, beaches to lie on, and spots to catch the sunset. We will give you the OB 411.  

Tour is 30 minutes or less and recommended if you aren't familiar with Ocean Beach or are an out of towner visting us (We are so happy to have you!). OB  is small and 95% of our venues are within a few blocks (or less of each other). This small, convienent neighborhood is super easy to figure out and navigate if you've never been here, but this open tour is a nice way to say "hello" to your yoga studio for the weekend!
 
Tours are every hour, at the 30 minute mark of the hour during check in times from 12-3 on Friday. Tours leave from the Vending Area by the Check In station. You can wear comfortable shoes or bare feet like our locals!
 

Friday January 27, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

1:00pm

Welcome to the Festival: Walking Tour of Ocean Beach
Get to know this iconic, hippy neighborhood as far West as it gets in the US. Take this fun and healthy walking tour to not only welcome you the neighborhood but to see where all of the venues are and learn the best places to eat, beaches to lie on, and spots to catch the sunset. We will give you the OB 411.  

Tour is 30 minutes or less and recommedned if you aren't familiar with Ocean Beach or are an out of towner visting us (We are so happy to have you!). OB is small and 95% of our venues are within a few blocks (or less of each other). This small, convienent neighborhood is super easy to figure out and navigate if you've never been here, but this open tour is a nice way to say "hello" to your yoga studio for the weekend!
 
Tours are every hour, at the 30 minute mark of the hour during check in times from 12-3 on Friday. Tours leave from the Vending Area by our Check In station. You can wear comfortable shoes or bare feet like our locals!
 

Friday January 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

1:30pm

Welcome to the Festival: Walking Tour of Ocean Beach
Get to know this iconic, hippy neighborhood as far West as it gets in the US! Take this fun and healthy walking tour to not only welcome you to the neighborhood but to see where all of the venues are and learn the best places to eat, beaches to lie on, and spots to catch the sunset. We will give you the OB 411.  

Tour is 30 minutes or less and recommedned if you aren't familiar with Ocean Beach or are an out of towner visting us (We are so happy to have you!). OB is small and 95% of our venues are within a few blocks (or less of each other). This small, convienent neighborhood is super easy to figure out and navigate if you've never been here, but this open tour is a nice way to say "hello" to your yoga studio for the weekend!
 
Tours are every hour, at the 30 minute mark of the hour during check in times from 12-3 on Friday. Tours leave from the Vending Area by the Check In station. You can wear comfortable shoes or bare feet like our locals!
 

Friday January 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

2:30pm

Opening Ceremony: Live Drumming Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

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!
 

Teacher
avatar for Jenn Bodnar

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.
avatar for Rachel DeRose-Hosler

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 →

Artists
avatar for Joshua Brinks

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

3:30pm

Open with FUN: Micheal Jackson Vinyasa Beats Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Weee---heeeee we're flowing with Micheal Jackson! Get ready for a yoga flow and dance party as you moon walk into blss! Micheal Jackson music will be playing all class long in this fun, vinyasa flow!

This class is at a cool bar but you just be 21 to enter.  
 

Teacher
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Jessie Kates

E-RYT-200, JFK Yoga
Jessie provides students with any extraordinary and rare opportunity to unearth powerful life lessons and each class is a deep physical, emotional and spiritual journey.  Jessie doesn't hold back.  She is eloquent, edgy, and offers a fresh new perspective to the current landscape of yoga.  She sees things differently, presents them differently, and is leading hundreds of students each week to new dimensions of growth and freedom in... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Winston's Beach Club 1921 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Open your Chakras: Chakra Flow: Align Your Chakras with Movement
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore all yoga posture categories through the lens of the Chakras! Accompanied by music composed to specifically work with each chakra from the root up to the crown, this workshop with Kenna Crouch will align you energetically, helping to release blockages and/or strengthen boundaries around each energy center. Expect to learn important qualities of  each Chakra and how they inform your practice/life, as well as chanting, breathing and meditation techniques along with Asana. Align your spine with the divine and let prana flow freely to positively enhance every aspect of your life. 

Teacher
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Kenna Crouch

RYT-500, Yoga 6
Kenna Crouch, B.A. Dance & Sociology (UCSD '08), is a 500-hr. trained Yoga teacher with an educational and professional background in Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary Dance. Conscious movement of the human body has been the subject of intense study for Kenna for at least 25 years; through Yoga, in the last ten, this study has expanded into conscious living, meditation, spirituality and compassion.  Kenna has had the honor to practice... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Open Your Heart: Kundalini For Heart Happiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Kundalini Yoga is the Technology of Happiness and  this special class is just for your heart so you can start this epic festival experience with a bright, shining open heart.  We will take what hurts or feels heavy and use the alchemic nature of Kundalini to turn into the fuel that opens your heart and gives you the energy to Love Full Force!

Teacher
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Tony “Mahanraj Singh” Frescura

E-­RYT-­500 KRI certified Yoga Teacher, Soul of Yoga
Tony is passionate about the body's alignment and strength that lead to true liberation in the  mind and soul. Tony was first exposed to yoga through the teachings of Maharaj Ji in 1983, this  eventually lead him to the Raja yoga tradition through Self Realization in 1997. Since then he  has been lead to the physical asana and the gifts it has brought to his life as business owner,  husband and dad. He teaches workshops and... Read More →
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Marcia “Mahanraj Kaur” Frescura

Educator, ­Registered Yoga Teacher, Alliance and KRI Reiki Master, Sound Healer., Soul of Yoga
One of Mahanraj’s greatest joys is sharing the power and happiness of Kundalini Yoga. In  addition to transforming her own life and putting her on a path of endless joy, her joy is  multiplied through the students she has had the great privilege of watching awaken to this  powerful path.Mahanraj has been studying spiritual practices and meditation since the 1980s. In  1998 she began her yogic journey with Paramahansa... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107

3:30pm

Open Your Physical Body: Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
Limited Capacity seats available

Start off the festival by opening your phsyical body to be able to phsyically recieve over this epic 3-day yoga experience. Yoga for Strength and Flexibility incorporates slower, longer holds with a faster flowing Vinyasa that moves fluidly from one pose to another.  The class emphasizes stretching and strengthening of the legs, core and arms.  This class draws your attention to the areas in your life where you may have become complacent. This could mean physical complacency or it may have a spiritual dimension. It uses novel sequences to improve flexibility, physical strength, general conditioning, mental awareness and focus.  Teachers offer options within the poses to accommodate all practitioners of all levels.

Teacher
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Erin Ayres

300-RYT, Mosaic Yoga
Erin Ayres has been a faithful practitioner of multiple forms of yoga for the past ten years. Over the previous decade, Erin has continually expanded her practice, experimenting at various points with the following styles of yoga: Hot, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Baptiste Power Vinyasa, and Yin/Restorative. In the spring of 2014, Erin began teacher training and has completed her 200–hour... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

3:30pm

Open Your Senses: ChocoVinyasa: Chocolate Tasting and Yoga (Live Music with Matt Huz)
Limited Capacity seats available

Choco Vinyasa with Elka Haeckel is a journey within your body to experience movement, music, aroma, taste, sensuality, and freedom while igniting your spirit and balancing your chakras. Experience the freedom of passionate movements that allow you to express your emotions without reservation. Combining yoga, play and chocolate tasting creates a deeper appreciation for all your bodily senses, breaking away from the seriousness of life. During this juicy yoga class, you will move your body to live music as you taste 7 types of chocolate. Each chocolate will connect you with a different energy center within the body (chakras). This experience is beyond words!  (Note: This workshop does involve expense of chocolate)

Teacher
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Elka Haeckel

E-­RYT-­500, Elka Yoga and Wellness Center
Elka is a worldwide yoga instructor who has developed a juicy yoga practice like none other. She’s a certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Hatha Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Ayurveda, Reiki, Prana Flow, Restorative Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, SUP Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Thai Medical Massage. Elka’s exuberance and passion for teaching, extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, and holistic health, combined with... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Elka Wellness 4166 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Year of the Fire Rooster Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

 In this class we will explore the transition from The Year of the Monkey to 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster. As we leave the playful and somewhat chaotic energy of 2016; we will look to channel the spirit of the mighty Rooster, the King of the yard. “Always higher, always going on”, is the motto of the rooster, and with that energy we can conquer any obstacles on our journey to our best selves!  The class will feature a Vinyasa style flow to create a moving meditation to strengthen and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. Complete with Hatha influences to allow for longer holds in postures, for increased focus and restoration. A great way to prepare for success in this new year!

Teacher
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John Jay

John Jay discovered the benefits of a regular practice while attending the University of San Diego.  After completing trainings in both Hatha and Power Vinyasa styles, he began instructing in 2010. Yoga’s vast array of traditions, schools and teachers allows each Yogi to blaze their own path organically; something that continues to excite John Jay as both a student and teacher. As Lao Tzu said, “A good traveler has no fixed... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Newbreak Church -Life group room 2069 Ebers, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Open with Tarot Cards: Understanding How to Use the Tarot
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all about Tarot in this fun, third eye inspiring class! This class will cover the court cards, Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings and how they relate to people and the Major Arcana cards and their roles in a tarot reading.  Time permitting, different types of spreads or a few readings will be given! 

Teacher
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Steve Arce

Tarot Reader
Steve has been providing tarot card readings for a growing list of clients since 2008. His practice includes countless individual Tarot Readings as well as numerous street fairs, fund raisers, parties and meditations. I have also been quite active in the community by participating in art walks for over three years now. The amount of readings that Steve has provided goes into the triple-digits that include phone and video readings for those... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Open Your Lungs: Breathe To Heal
Limited Capacity seats available

Breath can change your life forever. If you've ever experienced anxiety, depression, low energy and/or tight or weak muscles; I'm sure you've experienced the effects of shallow breathing. Or have you ever felt weakening in your legs and pulsations in your heart when you had to courageously keep moving forward though you felt paralyzed in fear? It is in these moments that the awareness of breath can have a positive and profound effect on both your mind and body. Join Heather Foat in a Gentle Flow Yoga Practice as she takes you on a creative experience to develop a relationship with your breath in a way unlike anything you've done in a yoga class before.

Teacher
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Heather Foat

RYT-200
Heather received her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Sacramento, CA in 2010 at Zuda Yoga.  Quitting her job in Advertising and Sales in 2011, she traveled to Central America on a one-way ticket for 4-1/2 months to ask herself the questions of who am I? What makes me happy? What do I want from life? She returned to put on art shows, join a band called Mango and moved to San Diego from Sacramento in 2013 to teach yoga Full-Time... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Wonderland Deck 5083 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Opening Cleanse: Chanting AUM 108 times and Fire Cleansing Ritual (Live Gong!)
Limited Capacity seats available

 

The short version:

Combining Indian medicine (yoga), Iapanese medicine (Reiki) and Shamanic Medicine to cleanse all of your bodies!


*108 AUM’s chanted with over 300 people (HOLY SMOKES,  our voices will shift each other and the city: get ready to be a NEW vibration. If you’ve never experienced an AUM circle this large, it is a yogi bucket list must!)

*Fire burning ceremony at the end of class with beach bonfire

*Smudge Ritual: learn how to  smudge using sage and then engage in a Smudge circle

*Physical Asana: Sun Salutations and Breathwork to honor the fire, sun and water elements within us

*Sound healing through live music

*Reiki in Savasana by top Reiki Healers



The long verision: 

We are RELEASING. Whatever you came to the festival with: your physical pains, your emotional heaviness, your mental distractions, your spiritual confusions, your energetic angst---we are letting them all go, and from this space you are going to be able to absorb all of the power of the medicinal classes and life-changing experiences to come the next 3 days of the festival.


Join Shawna, master teacher and founder of SDYF, in this unforgettable class experience in which you will release and LET GO. This experience is calling in all the elements and healing all of your bodies leaving you new and ready to receive. This class will feature:



The FIRE element to cleanse the PHYSICAL body.

30  Minute Physical Asana igniting the heat and the fire within you to SWEAT, burn out and release. This physical asana will be presented through Sun Saluations and Breathwork: and epxperence a sacred fire burning ceremony at the conclusion of class on the beach. 

The SPACE ELEMENT to the cleanse the ENERGY body

30 Minute AUM CIRCLE: We will chant AUM 108 times for AUM is the reset button, alighning you back to all that is pure. This will push all negative vibrations away from you as you re-align with the vibration of all things.


The AIR element to cleanse the MENTAL body.

20 MINUTE Breathe-Work and Reiki Healing (presented by Yoga With Shawna's Reiki Angels) to bring fresh oxygen to the brain to release overwhelming thoughts that keep us heavy.


The WATER ELEMENT to cleanse the EMOTIONAL body.

We will use a psychologically proven "talk therapy" technique with  another human being that will teach you how to release your deep emotions in a healthy way: not one that enables re-living. Then..we will surrender in a cleanse with water. Bring a towel. You will not forget this savasana.

 


Come heavy, leave light.  

Presenter
avatar for Rachel DeRose-Hosler

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 →

Teacher
avatar for Shawna Schenk

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 →


Friday January 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

4:00pm

YogaTech: How the Ancient Practice of Yoga is Becoming More Accessible with Technology (Free Class/Open to Public)
Whether you practice yoga at a studio/gym, at home or with a private yoga teacher, technology is changing the way yoga and fitness is a part of our lives. With online booking, e-commerce, video, virtual reality and social networks -- it's no doubt that the yoga experience is going through a renaissance. Whether you're a student or a teacher, join this talk with Ruben Dua, CEO of on-demand yoga company, Easypose, to learn tips to enhance your practice. Join the movement!

Exhibitors
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EasyPose

Based in Los Angeles, Easypose is a tech-driven startup that lets you book a certified yoga teacher directly to your home or office via a web site and mobile app. The service is available is California and the Tri-State New York area with over 1000 teachers in its network. | Easypose makes yoga more accessible, convenient and affordable and is a perfect supplement to your studio and home yoga practice. Get one-on-one professional instruction... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

4:00pm

Sunset Walking Mediation on the Beach
Feel the sand under your feet: join us for a silent, walking meditation along the all of the beach coast in Ocean Beach where you connect your feet to the earth and mediate on your journey on life: one step at a time. We'll start at the Pier and walk all the way down past dog beach to the bay side and then back. When we return, silent journaling time will be provided for reflection. We will watch the sunset as the meditation concludes.

Please note: This walking meditation can be a silent journey, You can also use the expertise as  a mediation teacher will be there leading the walk, keeping track of time and  guiding you in any way you need: bring any meditation questions that you have as you learn the workings of your mind, the different levels of meditation and all about as Mother Nature and the ocean speak to you on your walk!
 

Teacher
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San Diego's Free Beach Yoga Meditation Teachers

Meditation Teachers, Yoga With Shawna
Connect with the giving and powerful teachings of the teachers of the San Diego Yoga Free Beach Movement: each different teacher has a different spin on how they lead this power form of meditation using the knowledge of the 8 limbs but will all bring you to the same path: that of peace. These teachers are graduates of the founder of the festival, Shawna's, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.  |   | Learn more here... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

4:30pm

Sunset Dance Jam on a RoofTop Deck
Limited Capacity seats available

Journey into your deeper impulses in this free-form movement celebration! We will be celebrating our bodies, hearts, authentic expressions, connection with each other and our intuitions. This is a lightly guided Ecstatic Dance experience. Allow your impulses to move you in unique and spontaneous ways. Tap deeper into your body wisdom, connection to the earth, each other, yourself and the Universe! Allow yourself to be moved by creation and cultivate more bliss, expansion and relaxation in your body, mind and spirit. Connect with other yogi’s and dancers in a non-verbal way, and explore the deeper layers of yourself that want to express. Come dance yourself free and celebrate all that you are.

Teacher
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Flow Shakti

Tantric Educator, Reiki Maser, Musician, and Dancer, Embodied Evolution
Flow is on a mission to create safe and welcoming spaces for growth, expression and connection. She has worked in depth in the fields of movement, expression, spirituality and shamanism for the past 10 years. As the founder of the Embodied Evolution Institute, Flow facilitates classes and group journeys for people to go deep- into their bodies, into greater awareness, into connection with others, into their truth and expression. She is on the... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Three on Abbott 5095 Voltaire, san diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Reiki Relaxation Room
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come relax with Reiki at the Reiki Room! Step into the Reiki Room for calm, peace and energy balancing. This class involves no instruction from the teacher: you just come in, lay down on your mat and meditate with the sound of crystal bowls and binerary beats for 60 minutes as powerful Reiki healers provide Reiki healing on you as you lay and meditate. The room will be dark, filled with incense and positive energy healing. This is the perfect class for you if you want to do nothing but rest and reset as healers bring energy medicine to your energy body! So come on in, roll out your mat and REST. 

 

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Reiki Healers

Reiki Pracitioners, Yoga With Shawna
Join the powerful Reiki healers: graduates of Reiki Master and SDYF founder, Shawna Schenk, as they channel the healing power of reiki and use this medicine to balance your energy body. | | Learn more about reiki and becoming a reiki healer: | www.yogawithshawna.com/reiki | www.reikicertifications.com


Friday January 27, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Barre + Yiniki (Yin and Reiki)
Limited Capacity filling up

Balance the Yin & Yang of your life with a fun Barre class, inspired by dance moves, pilates and yoga. Steph V will motivate you to move, have you smile and feel good while burning your booty. Then slow it down in Yinki with Kristi K. She will balance you out and give your loving Reiki energy all at the same time. 

Both ladies are owners of Sittin' Pretty Still, a yoga and meditation company. We encourage all women to partake in self-care & fill their homes with positive energy. From clean luxury soy candles, designer meditation cushions to goddess sandals we have you covered.

Presenter
avatar for Steph Villegas

Steph Villegas

RYT-200, Barre Babe, Sittin' Pretty Still
Steph Villegas is a former dancer, barre instructor, entrepreneur and marketing lover born & located in San Diego, California.Known for her genuine, kind spirit and quirky style, Steph enjoys making her students smile, loves to laugh out loud, and teach them to connect to their bodies (no competition here). | | Steph brings brightness, inspiration to everything she does and keeps everything accessibility for all her students. She believes in... Read More →

Teacher
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Krisit Kuttner

RYT-200, Sittin' Pretty Still
Kristi's true passion is sharing yoga and meditation with everyone she meets.  "Yoga makes me feel the balance of strength, freedom and beauty all in one, and I love to give this gift to others."  She is also a certified Reiki master and uses Reiki energy healing in her life on a daily basis. She was trained under the top Reiki masters at the Tranquility School of Integrative Healing and now does Reiki trainings of her own.  She... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ocean Beach Woman's Club 2160 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Gentle Yoga with Crystal Sound Bowl Healing
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 Come for a truly blissful experience combining gentle movement and stretching with restorative poses, the healing vibrations of Crystal Bowls and hands-­on healing.  Ahhh...:) 

Teacher
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Dannette Mason

E­RYT 500 Founder of FibroHaven Support Foundation, E-RYT-500, Soul of Yoga
Inspired by her own journey back to health after a traumatic brain injury and years of living in  chronic pain, Dannette’s passion is to encourage healing and harmony for all who attend her  classes. Dannette believes deeply in the body’s natural ability to heal from within, and in  particular in yoga’s ability to influence this healing. Dannette has nearly 1000 hours of yoga  training, and is currently... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Yoga Nidra (Live Music)
Limited Capacity seats available

Guided Meditation, or Yoga Nidra, brings one from the outer world of sensations through various visualization practices towards a revealing of one's true nature. Take a break from the physical performance of asana and delve deep into the world of your mind. We will set samkalpas, or intentions, planting seeds of transformation as part of this ancient practice. Be prepared for bliss and clarity to unfold in this sadhana of yoga derived from tantric visualization. This special class will be held on beach as you will snuggle by a bonfire! Brings blankets and dress warm as you feel deep relaxation resting on the sand breathing in the salt air feeling the warmth of the fire and hearing the ocean waves!

Enjoy live music from the  Hand Drum with Josh Brinks during this amazing experience! 

Presenter
avatar for Joshua Brinks

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 →

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Kari Ross-Berry

M.A. YACEP, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
 Kari Ross -Berry, M.A., is educated in practical, philosophical, and historical Yoga and its various lineages both East and West, having obtained her Masters of Yoga Arts through Loyola Marymount University. Her mission and experience are in teaching Yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, and guided meditation to help students understand their unique mind -body complex in order to overcome obstacles. Compassionately helping others to expand... Read More →


5:30pm

Safe and Intelligent Inversions
Limited Capacity full
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Explore the clan of yoga asanas commonly called “ Inversions". Learn how to prepare to safely and intelligently practice going upside down as well as why these poses are essential to the Iyengar Yoga practice. With understanding and an intelligent approach, the benefits offered by the inverted poses are immeasurable. So come explore and get a fresh perspective of the world around you, upside down. 

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Kim Kolibri

Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Iyengar Yoga Ocean Beach
Kim is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher who has been a steady student since 1997 and has been teaching for 16 years. She continues to do extensive study with her primary senior level teachers, Eddy Marks and Mary Obendorfer, and has studied in Pune India with the Iyengar family on numerous occasions. As a student she continues to be in awe and gratitude for the deep potential and countless benefits that the practice of yoga offers... Read More →


5:30pm

Shoulder Clinic: Anatomy and Postures as Medicine
Limited Capacity full
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Present day yoga places a heavy load upon the shoulders. This very mobile joint has been misunderstood and poorly queued in yoga for years, which has led to weak rotators, dysfunction and impingement.  If you have any questions about the shoulder; pain, impingement, weakness, instability, limited range of motion, or you would like to learn how to keep this joint healthy, this class is for you. This course offers an in-depth conversation about the mechanics and movements of this unique joint along with strategies for optimizing shoulder health.

 


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Dr. Travis Johnson

Chiropractor, Your Healthy Spine
Dr. Travis’s interest in yoga came from his fascination in human movement in graduate school and transformed into something extraordinary over the past 10 years. His passion originates from witnessing the effects of poor mobility and posture by the masses and continues to influence his teaching style. Travis has an active clinical practice in San Diego and regularly teaches anatomy & mobility workshops to small businesses, weekend... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Newbreak Church -Life group room 2069 Ebers, San Diego, CA 92107

6:00pm

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: The Gunas & You (Beach Bonfire)
Limited Capacity seats available


Join us, during the hours of sunset, for a campfire satsang, to learn the difference of dark and light. Yoga is the ultimate science of mind, with a genius system for understanding and enlightening our minds: The Gunas. This talk illuminates the Trigunas of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, with ancient, time-tested tools to help you ignite and sustain the light of your mind. 

This class is sponsored by:
Smart Yoga Retreat at Rishikesh
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Laura Plumb

International Yoga teacher Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta Maser
| International teacher Laura Plumb brings alive the truth of the Vedas through Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta, making this eternal wisdom modern, joyful, practical and transformative. Her classes have been called “poetry in motion” as they draw you out of the ordinary and immerse yo in the mystic where you recognize yourself as a sacred being in a radiant world.  


8:00pm

Inner Journeys Movement Meditation and Extended Savasana (Live Music: Acoustic Soundscape)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Flow Shakti and Andrew Belinsky for this integrative and relaxing evening journey. Let Flow guide you deeper within to follow your body wisdom and explore the emotional or mental energy that got stirred up by your day of yoga. Allow yourself to move in new and intuitive ways, slowly and consciously exploring what is present for you in your inner landscape. Then lay down and experience a 25 minute Savasana sound healing journey co-created by Andrew and Flow. Gift yourself this space and one to go deep, relax fully, surrender and integrate your day of yoga healing.

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Flow Shakti

Tantric Educator, Reiki Maser, Musician, and Dancer, Embodied Evolution
Flow is on a mission to create safe and welcoming spaces for growth, expression and connection. She has worked in depth in the fields of movement, expression, spirituality and shamanism for the past 10 years. As the founder of the Embodied Evolution Institute, Flow facilitates classes and group journeys for people to go deep- into their bodies, into greater awareness, into connection with others, into their truth and expression. She is on the... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ocean Beach Woman's Club 2160 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Tarot Reading Party
Limited Capacity filling up

Come get a FREE tarot reading in this Tarot Party! Come with questions, leave with answers, all using the sacred knowledge of the wise, wise tarot. Show up any time from 8-9 PM and get a reading! 

Readings are done by the talented tarot energy healers of Yoga With Shawna's Reiki graduates.
 

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Reiki Healers

Reiki Pracitioners, Yoga With Shawna
Join the powerful Reiki healers: graduates of Reiki Master and SDYF founder, Shawna Schenk, as they channel the healing power of reiki and use this medicine to balance your energy body. | | Learn more about reiki and becoming a reiki healer: | www.yogawithshawna.com/reiki | www.reikicertifications.com


Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Details Salon Spa 4993 Niagara Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Acro Yoga Beach Bonfire Party Under The Stars
Limited Capacity seats available

Flip, fly and TRUST, in this playfuf partner ACRO-Yoga beach party. Learn different ACRO-Yoga moves in this beginner friendly, advanced practioners welcome, beach party under the stars around two beach bonfires. Dress warm and bring an open heart ready to try new things! Bring a beach blanket to avoid getting sand in your eyes when flipping around !

 

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Jason Abraham

ACRO-Yoga
After trying acro yoga years ago, Jason quickly became hooked and have enjoyed growing with his  practice and encouraging others to try acro yoga and help with their progress as well.Jason recently was traveling through Asia practicing and sharing my knowledge and passions with others and is excite to bring this fun practice to San Diego Yoga Festival. 


8:00pm

Kirtan Chanting with Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan
Limited Capacity seats available

Join, San Diego's most famous and award winning Kirtan band, Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan, as they lead us through anicnt and sacred chants on Friday night! Kirtan chant sheets will be provided so you can proudly sing along feeling the vibrational healing power of the words. 
 

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Pilgrimate Kirtan

Award Winning Kirtan Band, Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan
 Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan is  San Diego's longest running Kirtan practice. They began over six years ago offering weekly Kirtan on Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm. They offer a blend of ancient and traditional mantra, call and response chanting and a mix of other genre for fun and inspiring heart discernment. They make participation easy with simple arrangements and detailed song books. You'll be amazed by the power of... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Teeter 5032 Niagara Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Blacklight Beats: Hip Hop Yoga
Limited Capacity full
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Hip-Hop Yoga, also know as movement meditation, is a cardio filled routine that mixes up hip hop and yoga to combine a fusion that will leave you sweating, releasing and purified! Get ready to sweat under black lights with  hip hop beats in this fun Friday night class!

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Josh Burks

RYT-200, Yoga With Shawna
With over 10 years of dance instruction under his belt, Josh has been properly educating, training, and inspiring young artists of today. Josh is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles and has trained under Angie Bunch at Culture Shock San Diego, and Grace Jun at bkSOUL Dance Company. Josh has been teaching Hip-Hop Yoga to over a thousand students, children & adults, nationwide and internationally. Josh is a pioneer with... Read More →


Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Meditation for Inner Beauty
The evening meditation experience will use physical, sound, visualization, and breath meditation techniques to reconnect you with your divine inner beauty. Setting aside this time to feel supported while you explore your light, your love, and those aspects of you that are to be celebrated! A great opportunity for those new to or interested in meditation as well as seasoned practitioners. Bring a blanket or mat to lay on, warm clothes, and an eye pillow if you like. 

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Emily Ruth

Emily Ruth started taking yoga classes after struggling with chronic pain. Slowly she found her body to be a safe place and enjoyed taking care of herself even when she had flare-ups. She came to yoga because of pain, but stayed for the intuition, vitality, range of motion, philosophy, and meditation. She is an RYT-200 and teaches at many studios in San Diego. You can find her schedule and blog at discoverhealings.squarespace.com​


Friday January 27, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Thai Yoga Massage Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Relax and wind down your day with  a massage! Learn this ancient healing art from Thailand that has been passed down for generations. Gentle stretches paired with firm pressure and easy rocking movements define this rejuvenating practice. Working mindfully with a partner, anyone can easily learn how to safely apply this technique. You will leave this workshop feeling grounded, elongated, and enlivened. Please wear clothing that moves easily and keeps you warm and comfy, bring a yoga mat, pillow and small blanket. Please disclose any injuries or illness before class to the teacher. No prior massage and bodywork experience is necessary.

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Rebecca Schulman

Body Worker and Massage Therapist, RYT-200, Evolution with Rebecca
Rebecca has had a thriving massage and bodywork practice in San Diego since 2005 and completed her Teacher Training Certification in 2007 from the International Professional School of Bodywork.  Her training has given her a wide range of skills to access during a healing session, from subtle non-invasive energy work to deep therapeutic structural manipulation, relaxing Esalen style massage, thai yoga bodywork and more. For... Read More →


8:30pm

Spiritual Reading Sessions
Limited Capacity full
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The Spiritual Reading experience in short is an opportunity to create space for a connection to Source.  Each session is private and personalized, hosted by local Spiritual Care Providers.   We believe the Spirit is constantly inviting us to go deeper in awareness and connection.  We provide a space to host this Divine presence with you and collectively listen and discern on your behalf.  Sessions last 10- 15 min and are always positive, rooted in love. Friday and Saturday evenings 5:30 -9:30PM drop ins only.  

Visit us at the Spiritual journey Center 4967 Newport Ave #6.


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Clayton Connolly

Is a local hot yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker. As founder of the Spiritual Journey Center in Ocean Beach, he is passionate about helping others journey through the mystery of Spirituality. He finds abundant joy in his marriage and fathering his four amazing Ob daughters.
GS

Genon Snider

Is a mother, wife and doula. She finds that her yoga practice is beneficial both on and off the mat. She is a learner of Divine listening and thrives off of loving the people around her.


9:00pm

Live Music Social Hour
Pool, Shuffel Board, Live Music, Dancing, Food and Drinks, Good Vibes. 

Friday January 27, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Mothers Saloon 2228 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107
 
Saturday, January 28
 

8:00am

Cardi-Yoga - Mindful Tapas for Power and Strength
Limited Capacity seats available

Cardi-Yoga is a High Intensity Interval Training class smack in the middle of a yoga class. It is designed to increase metabolic rate to create a leaner, healthier you. This is still very much a mindful yoga class and not just another bootcamp. We use yogic principles to keep the mind centered in order to focus on reaching big goals. In This two hour workshop we will begin with a discussion on Mindful Fitness, setting our intention to listen to and move the body with love. The movement portion of this workshop is split into three sections. You will spend about 30 minutes warming the body with dynamic vinyasa yoga, another 30 minutes building strength with body weight exercises such and crunches and squats along with sprint intervals such as high knees and jumping jacks. The last 30 minutes is devoted to deep stretching and setting goals for yourself based on the total mindbody experience of the finding your physical edge. This is a high intensity class! Expect to earn your sweat. If you're ready to take your body and mind to the next level join Melanie for this challenging workout, but remember, you set the intensity level, you can always slow down or modify. Not recommended for those with chronic or recent injuries. You can go at your pace so all fitness levels are welcome!

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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 →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107

8:00am

Living in Infinity to Create Health, Happiness, Healing, and Abundance
Limited Capacity seats available

The goal of this method is to calm the mind and escape from our stressors, from the constant state of the fight or flight response and into the relaxation response.Through the efforts of each asana, a meditation in motion, is where we shift from thinking to feeling. Thinking consumes energy and feeling conserves it. Too much thinking is causing a brain drain where our minds are literally being fried with stress. With the relaxation response our stress hormones begin to dissolve and are replaced with happy hormones; dopamines, melatonin, serotonin thus allowing our immune system to function at peak efficiency, instantly writing a prescription for whatever might ail us. As we go through the asanas and deep breathing our guts are being decongested and metabolic wastes are being dislodged helping to cleanse our bodies and at the same time our circulation is being promoted to help nourish, rebuild, renew & repair ourselves from the inside out.This is a Hatha based practice and is for all levels as it is encouraged to listen to your body and go at your own pace.

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Dr. Bali

International Yoga Master Teacher, Tyme With Dr. Bali
At 92 Years of Age, Dr. Madan Bali is an extraordinary example of a healthy lifestyle. Now in his nineties, he continues sharing the joy of yoga in his classes and workshops. He is a Vedanta scholar with a Doctorate in Complimentary Medicine. He is also one of the best sources of wisdom and knowledge about yoga and its applications for wellness in everyday life. | | The Bali Method focuses on the subtle body, which corresponds to the... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

8:00am

Yin and Yang: Vinyasa and Deep Stretch (Live Music)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This class provides a beautfiul balance between Yin an Yang, the movement an the stillness. Starting with Vinyasa Yoga movement to warm the body with flowing movements centered around breath, the second half of the class will be filled with  kneeling, seated & supine poses with options to use the wall/props in  order to gradually come to the most appropriate depth/stretch for each student.  Class will concludes with deep relaxation & seated meditation to leave you feeling harmonious  within your body, mind & spirit.  Enjoy live music from the Hand Drum in this class played by Josh Brinks!

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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 →

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Lindsay Russo

RYT-500, Soul of Yoga
Lindsay sees yoga as a path to peace, a truly individualized gift that offers a deeper  understanding of who we really are. Lindsay’s learning through this sacred practice, and thus  also her teaching, focuses on the power of practice with intention, connecting with the breath,  moving with patience ­ and un­learning and re­learning life lessons through self ­exploration and quiet contemplation.  ... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Wonderland Deck 5083 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00am

Celebrating the New Moon: Cosmic Alignment (Live Sound Healing)
Limited Capacity seats available

Connect to the cosmic cycles and discover how they relate to our mind, body and  emotions. By becoming aware of the forces of nature and the cosmos, we are able to  better align our body and soul to these influences. We can then move into the heart as  the great conductor, maintaining the rhythmic pulse of life.The class will be infused with  guided meditations, light, mudras, mantras, and rhythmic movement.  

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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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Chiara Ginardi

500 Hour RYT Graduate, YTT Student at Soul of Yoga Institute, Studying Aryuveda, Metaphysics and Sacred Sounds, Soul of Yoga
Born in Italy and raised in France, Chiara was infused in the philosophical teachings, reading  authors like Krishnamurti, Plato and Socrates in school and working as a sommelier in Paris.   She moved to Florida in 1995 where she opened up an Art gallery and Theater pushing people  to believe in their full creative power . Then Chicago and LA where studying film, designing  restaurants and painting became a passion... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

8:00am

Food for Yogis: How to Enjoy Vegetarianism and Spiritualize your Food
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to eat vegan-vegetarian with a healthy balanced delicious diet.

Vegan gourmet recipes simple preparations with superior taste.

How to spiritualize your food from easy offerings to setting up a shrine and saying mantras.  

Dieitary recommendations from the Vedas according to your constitution.

Straightforward and available to all beliefs and ages.

♡ Tastings at end of class ♡


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Mayapur Candra and Jay Bhakti

Gourmet Chef, Bhakti Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master
 is a Gourmet Chef with more than fifteen years of experience in catering, and six years as vegan gourmet chef. Expert in making what is available at home into a delicious gourmet vegan or vegetarian dinner. He is a Bhakti yoga instructor with Vaisnava initiation in mantra meditation. Recently received in the Ganges his Brahminic initiation. Since 2010 cooks for Deities, Krsna Lounge and special events at the Hare Krsna San Diego Temple... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00am

Journey Towards the Present: Finding Space in the Hips
Limited Capacity filling up

 In this workshop, we will address problematic areas as we build on foundational postures towards health in the hips and spine. Learn powerful postures to build into your yoga practice that can be utilized for a lifetime. Implementing the six movements of the hips, including: extension, flexion, abduction, adduction, internal and external rotation, will help to create freedom and ease into the body.


As we focus on opening the hips and releasing tightness and tension, we become more aware of areas in our life that need attention. We will investigate areas where we are living in an unconscious state and living in the past.


This class is suitable for all level of students as well as a powerful education opportunity for continuing yoga teachers.


What to bring: a yoga strap or a towel for use as a prop.   



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Christi Iacono

RYT-500 and Happy Back Yoga Walls Ceritifed, In Rythms Yoga
| Christi Iacono, RYT-500 Hr. and Happy Back Yoga Walls Certified, is the founder and owner of In Rhythms Yoga and has been practicing yoga for twenty-five years. The transformative and healing power of her daily yoga practice has reshaped her physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and helps to guide her through life.  Christi is passionate about her practice and works to embody what it means to live her yoga off of her mat... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

9:00am

Morning Walking Meditation on the Beach
Limited Capacity seats available

Feel the sand under your feet: join us for a silent, walking meditation along the all of the beach coast in Ocean Beach where you connect your feet to the earth and mediate on your journey on life: one step at a time. We'll start at the Pier and walk all the way down past dog beach to the bay side and then back. When we return, silent journaling time will be provided for reflection. This is a beautiful way to start your day: clear headed and open to recieve the teachings of the festival in the day to come.  

Please note: This walking meditation can be a silent journey, You can also use the expertise as  a mediation teacher will be there leading the walk, keeping track of time and  guiding you in any way you need: bring any meditation questions that you have as you learn the workings of your mind, the different levels of meditation and all about as Mother Nature and the ocean speak to you on your walk!
 

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San Diego's Free Beach Yoga Meditation Teachers

Meditation Teachers, Yoga With Shawna
Connect with the giving and powerful teachings of the teachers of the San Diego Yoga Free Beach Movement: each different teacher has a different spin on how they lead this power form of meditation using the knowledge of the 8 limbs but will all bring you to the same path: that of peace. These teachers are graduates of the founder of the festival, Shawna's, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.  |   | Learn more here... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

9:00am

Beer Tasting & Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

The perfect pairing for de-toxying and re-toxying, San Diego is known as one of the top brewering capitals in the world! Experience local brews as you twist and flow in this fun, beer sampling and yoga class. 

Must be over 21 to take this class.  

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Melissa Guffy

RYT-200, Take Flight
| Melissa Guffy, RYT-200 Hr. is the co-founder and owner of Take Flight Yoga and has been teaching yoga and other fitness modalities for the past 7 years.  She has always found one of the purest forms of joy is through living in the moment.  Growing up an athlete and passionate about fitness, she studied Exercise Science and took  yoga as an elective course where her curiosity about yoga took flight from there.  While... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Belching Beaver 4836 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

10:00am

Yoga for Kids (Free Class/Open to the Public), ages 3-6)
Limited Capacity seats available

In today's fast-paced world it is important to teach our children to slow down, learn self-care and  observe nature. Children learning how to listen, focus and center themselves using a variety of relaxation techniques, along with learning self-respect and respect for others. We will release energy by exploring fun poses, balancing poses and partner poses along with breathing techniques children can apply to every day life. Children’s yoga classes can be catered to rhe ages of chidren 3 to 6 years old. In this class we will incorporate games and playful  encouraging of self-expression as well as building social skills. Age 7 and Up: 10:30-11:00amThis class will be focused and more challenging promoting self-confidence, awareness and control. 

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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 →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

10:30am

Kid's Yoga (Free/Open to the Public/Ages 7-13)
Limited Capacity seats available

In today's fast paced world it is important to teach our children to slow down, learn self-care and  observe nature. Children learning how to listen, focus and center themselves using a variety of relaxation techniques, along with learning self-respect and respect for others. We will release energy by exploring fun poses, balancing poses and partner poses along with breathing techniques children can apply to every day life. This class is for children ages 7 to 13 and will be focused on promoting self-confidence, awareness and body control. 

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avatar for Rachel DeRose-Hosler

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 →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

10:30am

Happy Back Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Happy Back yoga is aa signature class developed and taught by licensed physical therapist and Yoga instructor, Rachel Krentzman (and author of Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher’s Guide to Spinal Health), is designed to promote optimal back health and spinal alignment.  This class will use specific Purna Yoga sequences including the Hip Series, Morning Series, Low Back Series and the Reversing the Aging of the Spine Series using the Yoga Wall along with intelligent sequencing and alignment–based Yoga Asana. This class emphasizes poses that create space in the spine and relieves tension in the upper and lower back and neck. Happy Back Yoga is safe for any one with back pain, disc herniations, disc degeneration, scoliosis and post operative conditions.

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Rachel Krentzman

Embody Physical Therapy, Yoga for a Happy Back
Rachel Krentzman founded and directs Embody Physical Therapy and Yoga in San Diego and organizes Yoga In Medicine Conferences for the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. Her Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher’s Guide to Spinal Healthwas published in May of 2016, and her Scoliosis and The Art of Letting Go was released in September 2016. A graduate of McGill University, Rachel completed her 2000-hour teacher training with... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107

10:30am

Inspirational Bhakti Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

This dynamic, fluid Hatha practice will awaken one's natural Bhakti, or devotion, within.  Mindful devotion, open­heartedness and gratitude are organically woven throughout  this dynamic, soulful practice.Come with an open mind and open heart and dive deep  into your own bliss!

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Jack Greene

RYT-500, Soul of Yoga
Hatha yoga entered Jack Greene’s life in 2007 at the end of a relationship. His intention was to  get into better shape along with reconnecting to the inner peace that meditation offered as a  child when he began his meditation practice at age 8. What he discovered was that Hatha yoga  offered him so much more than becoming stronger, more flexible and leaner. It offered a way to  digest life and to experience his... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

10:30am

The Heart of the Matter: Backbends – Create Boundary to Access Freedom
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 

Backbends cultivate a strong energetic response in the body and have the tendency to either stimulate passion and excitement or fear and anxiety. In the deepest dimension, they shed light on our relationship with ourselves and how we may be unconsciously limiting love and connection in our lives through fear of the unknown or limiting beliefs. In this explorative vinyasa-style practice, you will learn the different types of backbends and what areas of the body need to be stretched and strengthened to access a greater sense of ease in opening. You will be guided safely through steps on how to develop a strong and steady foundation (create boundary) to support your heart opening practice (access freedom) and fully receive the benefits of a more compassionate, empowered and connected relationship with yourself and others. The practice will end by with a loving kindness meditation that will harness the energy you’ve created and inspire you to bring more love to yourself, your community, and the world. All levels welcome!


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Abby Vernon

E-RYT-500, Yoga 6
Abby began practicing yoga in her early 20’s as a means to a healthier and more flexible body, and discovered the miraculous side effects of a calmer mind and freer spirit along the way. She completed her 200-hour training at Prana Yoga Center in La Jolla and immediately went on to pursue her 300-hour advanced training through YogaWorks and is now certified at the E-RYT 500 level through Yoga Alliance. As a teacher of many different... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

10:30am

Wine & Yoga: Vino-Vinyasa (Live Music)
Limited Capacity full
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Making wine is art and mediation. Sipping it can be the same as it asks for your presence and mindful awareness of the use of your senses. This class is perfect for the wine and yoga lover. So if that's you, come and un-"wine"  in this yoga and wine pairing class! Wine samples will be provided as you flow. Cheers!

Must be 21 to take this class. Discounted full wine flights will be offered after class. 

Presenter
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Kevin Paris

Musician
| Based in LA after living in Brazil, South Africa and all over the US, Paris' feel-good music has grown into a folk-reggae-acoustic-electronic fusion which lyrically reflects his journey through life off the beaten path. | | Complementing his growth in the traditional music scene, Paris is also the go-to singer-songwriter paving the way for artists in the vibrant Yoga & Live Music scene.  He has played for over 1,000 yoga... Read More →

Teacher
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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 →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Gianni Buonomo Vintners 4836 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

10:30am

Year of the Fire Rooster Flow
Limited Capacity full
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 In this class we will explore the transition from The Year of the Monkey to 2017, the Year of the Fire Rooster. As we leave the playful and somewhat chaotic energy of 2016; we will look to channel the spirit of the mighty Rooster, the King of the yard. “Always higher, always going on”, is the motto of the rooster, and with that energy we can conquer any obstacles on our journey to our best selves!  The class will feature a Vinyasa style flow to create a moving meditation to strengthen and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. Complete with Hatha influences to allow for longer holds in postures, for increased focus and restoration. A great way to prepare for success in this new year!

Teacher
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John Jay

John Jay discovered the benefits of a regular practice while attending the University of San Diego.  After completing trainings in both Hatha and Power Vinyasa styles, he began instructing in 2010. Yoga’s vast array of traditions, schools and teachers allows each Yogi to blaze their own path organically; something that continues to excite John Jay as both a student and teacher. As Lao Tzu said, “A good traveler has no fixed... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Newbreak Church -Life group room 2069 Ebers, San Diego, CA 92107

10:30am

YIN and YANG Yoga: Featuring Yoga for Athletes and Core & Yin Cooldown
Limited Capacity seats available

We're meshing fire and water, yin and yang in this balanced, fast and slow yoga class.

Enjoy...

75 Minutes of Joga (Yoga for Athletes) - Designed for professional and dynamic athletes.  The asana flow focuses on long holds to bring balance to strength and flexibilty, joint stabilization, and injury prevention using anatomical cues.  The breath practice helps to increase CO2 Max and re balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.     

20 Minutes of Core Conditioning Workshop - breaking down correct alignment of the spine and demonstrating how slight changes to body positioning can alter the effectiveness of the exercise.      

25 Minutes of Yin Stretching and cool down to let the body release and unwind. 

We can't wait to YIN and YANG with you. 
 

Teacher
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Tina Knight and Amy Gist

Hapa Yoga
Tina Knight, Owner of Hapa Yoga 200 RYT, 85 PRYT, Certifications in Joga, Mat Pilates, TRX, Barre, PiYo, and Prenatal/ Postnatal Fitness |           | Amy Gist, Yoga Instructor, 200 RYT, Certification in Joga, Healing for Warriors Ambassador and Trainer


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

10:30am

Flip Upside Down: Conscious Core and Inversions
Limited Capacity full
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Our core is the combination of strong, well-sequenced groupings of muscles that are widespread in our bodies. Learn how strengthening your core will not only benefit your yoga practice but open your third chakra, the Manipura, which governs your self-esteem, warrior energy and metabolism. Discover exactly how your core can improve your balance, inversions and take your yoga practice to the next level.  The first half of this workshop you will learn cues and techniques to engage and strengthen your core in sun salutations and other asanas. The second half of this class we will put our core strength to the test practicing inversions for all-levels.



Teacher
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Alisha Leytem

Alisha Leytem is a yoga teacher, coach and reiki practitioner known for her message and tribe of Zen Babe- an empowering movement of becoming more skilled and mindful to make our lives beautifully zen.  She is an advocate of  mindfulness, self-love, and helping students to find true alignment and balance.  The Iowa native graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Communications and Entrepreneurship before diving into... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

10:30am

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A Practical Breakdown of the Text and its Pathways of Meditation
Limited Capacity full
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.The Yoga Sutras of Patanjal is often taught from an experiential viewpoint based on the practice of Modern Postural Yoga. Although useful for this purpose, the text was not originally complied with this in mind. Come explore glosses, or insight, from the saints, sages, pundits, and masters of yoga through the ages. Begin to decode what this masterful text reveals about the pathways of yoga and its many practices.



Teacher
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Kari Ross-Berry

M.A. YACEP, E-RYT 200, RYT 500
 Kari Ross -Berry, M.A., is educated in practical, philosophical, and historical Yoga and its various lineages both East and West, having obtained her Masters of Yoga Arts through Loyola Marymount University. Her mission and experience are in teaching Yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, and guided meditation to help students understand their unique mind -body complex in order to overcome obstacles. Compassionately helping others to expand... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Art Box 1919 Cable St, San Diego, CA 92107

11:00am

Surf Lessons: Beginner Friendly
Limited Capacity full
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When you walk down the street in San Diego, on a daily basis, it is  a gaurentee to see someone holding a yoga mat and someone holding a surf board. We're Nama-stoked to offer Surf Lessons as a part of this So Cal yoga festival experience.  If you've ever wanted to learn how to surf, now is the time! Come learn to surf at one of the most popular surf spots in the world.Our surf instructors will take you for a paddle, teach you the basics and get you standing up in the waves. Hang ten bro!

Boards and wetsuits provided for no extra cost! Get stoked!


Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dog Beach 5142 West Point Loma BLVD, San Diego, CA 92107

1:00pm

The Power of Our Structure (Free/Open to the Public)
Description:  Gain an understanding of how the Skeletal System is the foundation of the body.  Learn the power of your structure and how it dictates the function of the human body.  Maximize your yoga practice & your individual health with ideal structural alignment.

Teacher
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Hands for Life

Hands for Life, Dr. Kayla Ambert
Hands For Life Ocean Beach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based out of Ocean Beach devoted to making a healthier community.  Our mission is to provide easy access to natural & sustainable healthcare to under-served individuals.  We provide vitalistic nutrition services, chiropractic care, biomechanics retraining & sports rehabilitation to all individuals. We empower our community by providing these services for free to... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

1:00pm

APM: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
Limited Capacity full
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APM practice delivers sequences which move students through their unique practice sequences of breathcentric asana (the "A" in APM), preparing students properly to sit for the "P" in APM- a guided pranayam practice technique intended to perfectly compliment the asana practice. Chanting/mantra may be included, but it is never required- students can join in or sit, listen, and absorb the sacred sounds. The "M" in APM stands for meditation- as every APM practice concludes with time for students to sit ease-fully in the silent stillness which carries them into the state of meditation.  Come experience the magic that happens when you're supported by two teachers guiding you lovingly through these essential sacred practices, and feel the yoga come alive within you!


Teacher
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Lindsay Russo & Trevor Hawkins

When Lindsay Russo & Trevor Hawkins join together in co-teaching, you get to experience the best of what both of these dynamic and inspiring teachers have to offer as they guide teachers & practitioners alike through a process that deepens the practical and philosophical understanding of yoga. As teachers they specialize in helping individuals refine & customize their personal practice to accommodate their individual... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Newbreak Church -Life group room 2069 Ebers, San Diego, CA 92107

1:00pm

Iyengar Yoga: A Chair With a Twist
Limited Capacity filling up

Parivrtta asana (twisting postures) have profound effects on the organic body; they are the means of cleansing the temple. Their practice also allows one to begin the involutionary process promised in Yoga; the twist brings the student face to face with one’s self. BKS Iyengar offered props as a means to accessing and intensifying the asana. The simple folding chair is one of the standard props in Iyengar yoga studios. During this class, the chair will be used to explore the parivrtta asana. Particpants will get a chance to explore, challenge, and detoxify, all with the support of the chair

Teacher
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Cyndy Cordie

Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Iyengar Yoga Ocean Beach
Cyndy has been practicing yoga in the tradition of Shri BKS Iyengar since 1993. She began studying at the BKS Iyengar Yoga Centers of San Diego as a beginning student and went on to participate in the 2 year Teacher Training Course (TTC) offered at the center. She is now a certified instructor in the Iyengar method and has been a teacher at the since 1998. She has studied in Pune with the Iyengar family on a regular basis since 2000. Apart from... Read More →


1:00pm

Rock Your Asana
Limited Capacity seats available

Come Together and show a Whole Lotta Love" for this all levels power vinyasa flow followed by a Slow Ride yin surrender series to the beat of Classic Rock songs through the ages!  Walk This Way, get your asana to Winston in Ocean Beach and get ready to Fly Like an Eagle. What are you waiting for? How about getting some sweet Satisfaction and celebrate the Glory Days! After all....We were Born to Be Wild!

Teacher
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Stefania Veneri

RYT-200, CorePower
Stefania was born and raised in Italy before moving to San Diego in 1997. She has been practicing yoga on and off since she was 16 years old to compliment her modern dance practice but it wasn’t until she walked through the doors of CorePower Yoga three years ago that her passion really ignited for her practice. Yoga keeps her healthy, strong, and flexible, but she sees yoga as more than just a great way to exercise. She practices yoga... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Winston's Beach Club 1921 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

1:00pm

Yoga Samba Dance
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga Samba Dance is a combination of Latin rhythm, yogic breathing, and free spirited fun.  As a yoga and samba teacher, Elka combines both modalities into one exhilarating experience that heats the heart and soul.   This is a booty shaking class for sure!  You will feel loose in your body and mind as you explore sensual vinyasa movements that free your hips and empower your spirit.   In this transcendental experience you are free to leave your world behind as you connect and play with everyone around you.  Prepare to shake that booty!!!

Teacher
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Elka Haeckel

E-­RYT-­500, Elka Yoga and Wellness Center
Elka is a worldwide yoga instructor who has developed a juicy yoga practice like none other. She’s a certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Hatha Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Ayurveda, Reiki, Prana Flow, Restorative Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, SUP Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Thai Medical Massage. Elka’s exuberance and passion for teaching, extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, and holistic health, combined with... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

1:00pm

Gong Sound Bath: Being of Sound Mind and Body
Limited Capacity seats available


During this presentation, participants will learn some of the science behind sound healing - in particular, the gongs. The vibrations of the gong, an ancient therapeutic instrument, help release negative emotions and fears that can cause illness, disease, and blockages in the body, allowing the recipient to de-stress, balance the body and brain, improve health, increase productivity, and gain an overall feeling of well-being. A 30-minute gong meditation is included, and recipients will experience first-hand how sound actually affects their bodies and their brains in just a short amount of time. Some of the benefits will also be revealed after the session (better sleep, calmer presence, etc.). There really is no ideal way to explain how a gong meditation feels. It must be experienced! 

Teacher
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Teri Wilder

Teri Wilder, Master of Music and Meditation
Teri is a master of music and meditation, on a mission to introduce the world to the power of songs and gongs that help to de-stress, boost productivity and creativity, and support balance and well-being.  | | As a singer/songwriter, Teri knew about the positive connection between music and lowering stress, and in 2013 she added the ancient gong to her workshops and performances. Used for centuries as a meditative tool, its resonant... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

1:00pm

Chaturanga to Crow: The Ultimate Arm Balancing Workshop
Limited Capacity full
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Everything you need to know about arm balancing you’ll learn from your chaturanga dandasana. Fine-tune your push-up and explore it’s connection to arm balancing, while opening the hips and shoulders to fly into these poses:

  •  
    • Crow Pose / Bakasana (plus side variations)
    • Flying Lizard Pose / Garudasana 
    • Firefly Pose / Titthibasana
    • Sage Koundinyasana’s pose / Eka Pada Koundinyasana

Teacher
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Arielle Rabier

RYT-200, Yoga 6
Arielle is a yogini, dancer and aerialist.  She was introduced to yoga in 2008 and has been teaching since 2013.  Arielle completed her 200-hour Blissology-inspried Vinyasa yoga teacher training under the guidance of Eoin Finn.  Her asana practice began as a workout to compliment aerial strength training.  Gradually, her yoga practice evolved into relieving stress & muscle tension, and finding spirituality & peace of... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

1:00pm

The Yoga Professional
Limited Capacity seats available

Katie Brauer will share the critical elements necessary for a successful and sustainable career as a yoga teacher. Do you want to own a home, have a retirement account, take vacations and have the freedom to LIVE while doing what you love? This 2 hour workshop will leave you inspired, fired up and with clear action steps to lay a solid foundation for long term success as a Yoga Professional. Katie Brauer is a modern day yogi, successful entrepreneur, educator, and creative leader. 
*Explorative Lecture
*Bring yoga gear, pen & notebook
*All levels welcome

Teacher
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Katie Brauer

International Yoga Educator, Inspirational Speaker, Creative Leader
A trail blazer with a modern and empowering approach to self inquiry, personal development and transformation. Katie Brauer is former Professional Snowboarder, International Yoga Educator, Inspirational Speaker and Creative Leader. Combining two decades of experience, Katie is known as the teacher of teachers, she is a featured teacher on www.gaiamtv.com as well as a regular speaker and teacher at large festivals and has graced the... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

1:00pm

Unveil The Power and Beauty of Your Mystical Shakti Essence (Live Music)
Limited Capacity seats available

Shakti, Kundalini, Prana, Qi… many beings seek a relationship with this vibration and frequency that allows us to experience our highest potential.  Come and practice Shakti Breathing, get anointed by Wisdom of the Earth plant medicine, and chant the sacred Naam with The Conscious Groove in this workshop experience that will bestow you with the gifts of harmony and joy.  Vibrate with your inner power and reconnect to the magic and wonder of the playful child within.


Teacher
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Lemia and Joshua

Shakti Naam Yoga
California natives, Lemia and Joshua are a joyful married couple who Love learning and sharing the gifts of ancient wisdom from eastern and western traditions, bringing unity consciousness to their classes, concerts, workshops, trainings, and retreats. Through their devotional practice of Naam Yoga, the yoga of universal ONEness and Love through breath, sacred sound, movement, and Divine Spiritual Wisdom, Lemia and Joshua offer a dynamic and... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107

2:00pm

How To Attract Your SoulMate in Your Spare Time (Free/Open to the Public)

Craving your soulmate? Burnt out on dating the normal way? Let the 4 Core Soulmate Signals attract your soulmate the empowering and easier way. (One of my clients went from mostly zero dates and dating zeroes to meeting Mr. Right in only 4 months with this process!)

Exhibitors
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Tuning Into the One

| 4 weddings, 3 wives, 2 divorces, and 1 son… | | Yes, Milan Botica had a fourth wedding, just to renew vows with his current wife. They met back in 2008 and still hold hands and write each other love notes to this day. | | After sharing his story with a woman friend, she shared her decades-long struggle to find Mr. Right. It was painfully clear how she misread many mens’ signals. But she met her dream man only 4 months after Milan... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

3:30pm

Spiritual Reading Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

The Spiritual Reading experience in short is an opportunity to create space for a connection to Source.  Each session is private and personalized, hosted by local Spiritual Care Providers.   We believe the Spirit is constantly inviting us to go deeper in awareness and connection.  We provide a space to host this Divine presence with you and collectively listen and discern on your behalf.  Sessions last 10- 15 min and are always positive, rooted in love. Friday and Saturday evenings 3:30 -9:30PM drop ins only.  

Visit us at the Spiritual journey Center 4967 Newport Ave #6.


Teacher
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Clayton Connolly

Is a local hot yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker. As founder of the Spiritual Journey Center in Ocean Beach, he is passionate about helping others journey through the mystery of Spirituality. He finds abundant joy in his marriage and fathering his four amazing Ob daughters.
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Genon Snider

Is a mother, wife and doula. She finds that her yoga practice is beneficial both on and off the mat. She is a learner of Divine listening and thrives off of loving the people around her.


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Spiritual Journey Center 4976 Newport Ave. #6, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Aikido Fundamentals
Limited Capacity seats available

Aikido Fundamentals Come and experience the central principles and some of the nuanced movements of Aikido, a martial art which, like Yoga, was born as a path of spiritual growth and enlightenment. In this unique art, derived from the swift destructive Samurai battle skills, we practice to strongly stop the attack or the fight, without anyone getting hurt, restoring order out of chaos, harmony out of hostility. You practice harmony. Oneness follows. Sunset Cliffs Aikido has been blessed for over 30 years with the spacious training hall in Ocean Beach and with a special close relationship with the personal dojo of the founder of the art, located in the small town of Iwama, Japan. We studied with the founder’s long-time very close student, who was our awesome teacher, Saito Sensei. Sensei enriched our lives and our practice with treasures of Aikido lore and technical detail, which we endeavor to share. The instructor for this two hour Aikido Fundamentals session is Ben Teeter, a Sixth Degree Blackbelt with 30 years of experience. Learning new ways to help newcomers begin the art is, for him, a constant inspiration. We hope to see you on the mat! Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:30-5:30 PM Sunset Cliffs Aikido 5019 Santa Monica Boulevard Ocean Beach

Teacher
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Ben Teeter

Ben Teeter, a Sixth Degree Blackbelt with 30 years of experience. Learning new ways to help newcomers begin the art is, for him, a constant inspiration. | Ben Teeter is Dai Sempai at Sunset Cliffs Aikido and one of the dojo’s longstanding members.  He has had the privilege of studying directly under Morihiro Saito Shihan both in Iwama and during Saito Shihan’s historic visits to San Diego and other U.S. venues in the eighties... Read More →


3:30pm

Acupuncture, Yoga & Massage
Limited Capacity full
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  A two hour class that blends restorative yoga, massage therapy (hands-on with by massage therapists), aroma therapy, acupuncture and guided meditation. This class focuses on total body health, and wellness for the mind, body, spirit and soul. Focus your mind inward and begin to melt into a space of bliss and peace, as this class will bring you to that place, almost instantly. Accupuncture needles will be given the last 20 minutes of class as you lay in savasana. Each student will get at least one muscle relaxing massage. 

Teacher
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Kara Chartier

Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Massage Therapist, and RYT-200, Yoga With Shawna
Kara Chartier is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Massage Therapist and a RYT-200 based in San Diego, CA.  Kara is devoted to holistic living, and has a deep appreciation for yoga and its ability to transform the mind and body.  In 2014, Kara began incorporating acupuncture and Thai massage into yin yoga classes, creating a unique style of yoga therapy. Since then, she has been focused on utilizing her Eastern and Western medical... Read More →
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Bekah Waltsen

RYT-200, Certified Massage Therapist, Yoga With Shawna
Bekah Walsten is a So. Cal native, whose main passions in life are wellness, fitness, dance, and helping others. She attended C.S.U. Fullerton, where she achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts Dance, as well as two Associates Degrees, and is currently attending classes to pursue her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy.  | | Before making her move to the Wellness Industry, she enjoyed over 20 years of dance training, & was blessed... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

3:30pm

Hatha Yoga (Live Music)
Limited Capacity full
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 This classic, Hatha Yoga class provies a mid­-level flow of asana that takes students on a journey of music, movement, breath and  meditation and will have the powerful and inspirational music of local San Diego yogi musiican, DTO!

Teacher
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Erika Lee

RYT-500, Reiki Master, Soul of Yoga
Erika Lee walked into her first Yoga class as a teenager and her world was literally and figuratively flipped upside down! Through her years of practice, Erika felt her life transform in powerful and positive ways. She felt her life begin to&nbs... Read More →

Artists
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DTO

Musician
DTO performs inspirational music designed to heal the soul and uplift the human experience. He released his iTunes debut with Grammy-nominated producer, StoneBridge.  DTO’s recent achievement is the full-length album, Nameless Energy, a 5-year project and a lifetime in the making.  DTO and Tara Devi were recognized by Deepak Chopra for their kirtan project Jai Ram.  DTO performs with world-renowned yogis and yoginis such... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Winston's Beach Club 1921 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

Kundalini and Meditation: Master Your Mind (Live Gong Sound Bath)
Limited Capacity seats available

This Kundalini class will balance the brain and bring awareness to the sophisticated construction of our mind.  You will become more aware of how to use your mind to serve your soul’s purpose.  We will practice the “Brain Doctor Kriya” to strengthen the communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.  The gong relaxation will bring the mind to a restorative state of zero or “Shuniya.”  Then we will practice a meditation called Karani Kriya, a breath and mudra meditation that will help you find your source of creativity.  It is said that this meditation can help you solve the problem of finding how to make a lucrative living and satisfy the soul at the same time

Teacher
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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 →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

3:30pm

Tarot 101
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn all about Tarot in this fun, third eye inspiring class! This class will cover the court cards, Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings and how they relate to people and the Major Arcana cards and their roles in a tarot reading.  Time permitting, different types of spreads or a few readings will be given! 

Teacher
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Steve Arce

Tarot Reader
Steve has been providing tarot card readings for a growing list of clients since 2008. His practice includes countless individual Tarot Readings as well as numerous street fairs, fund raisers, parties and meditations. I have also been quite active in the community by participating in art walks for over three years now. The amount of readings that Steve has provided goes into the triple-digits that include phone and video readings for those... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

3:30pm

The Ultimate Yoga Wedding: How To Love Yourself, A Marriage to You (Live DJ and Free Kombucha)
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready to attend (and be apart of) the best WEDDING, ever.  You are getting married to yourself, in this unforgetable yoga class and workshop all on SELF-LOVE. This "marriage ceremony" will literally have it all:

45 minutes of psyical yoga (gentle and self loving), 75 minutes of wedding games and rituals all to make you laugh and cry !!!

What you can look forward to you:
*you will propose to yourself (and you will each (all 300 of you!!)  a get your own wedding ring) 
*write yourself VOWS and create a plan to work hard to keep them 
*learn yoga poses, mudras and breathing techniques for self-love, compassion and inner and outerbeauty 
*propose a toast to yourself and cheers to the other  self yogis in the class to a glass of Kombucha presented by Kombucha Culture 
*catch or pass on the symbolic weddin bouquet!
*sing and dance in the celebration of the LOVE that you have with you! 

Don't be suprised if Shawna makes you wear a veil or bow tie! 


Why are we marriying outself at this yoga festival? 


So many of us:

*beat ourselves up

*cringe when we look in the mirror

*stay in our heads  living in the past hating ourselves for things that we have done

*compare ourselves to others wishing we could be them

*live in fear instead of enjoying our life

*think suffering is ok…

The list of self-sabotaging behavior and  self-hatred can go on and on and society further supports looking outward for love instead of inward. 


It seems to be easier to love and care for others, but not ourself and it hurts so bad.
We cause ourself so much pain.


This special yoga class and workshop is truly a WEDDING, led by Shawna Schenk, the founder of the San Diego Yoga Festival, is covering a topic we should have learned in elementary school: how to love yourself. This workshop will not be corny or cliche: it will be RAW. We will make significant life changes as you learn how to nurture the most important relationship in your life: that which is with yourself.

Shawna is known for offering creative, out-of-the-box classes that make you feel comfortable yet totally blow your mind, and this is exactly what will be delievered in this class. 

Shawna would also like you to know if you cry in this workshop, you will get a sticker for a job well done. She would also like to warn you that the wedding march will be played and we may do the YMCA. 

Cheers to love!  (and don't forget to plan the honeymoon!). 
 

Teacher
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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 →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107

3:30pm

Namastoked Sunset Surf Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your board and wet suit as we meet up to catch some waves together. Pre-surf sun salutaions on the beach to warm up and post surf mellow shoulder focused yoga and sunset prana yama tops it off.

Need a board or wet suit? OB Surf and Skate is your go to for rentals, and they are just two blocks up from the vending area.  

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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 →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

3:30pm

Jumpings in Iyengar Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Course Description: Jumpings are often overlooked as part of the Iyengar method but they play an important role. Jumpings build alertness, strength and flexibility. This class is open to new students who crave action and movement, this class will require stamina. Through quick and crisp movements, in and out of poses, students will begin to experience the physical and intellectual vigor of the Iyengar method.


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Royal Fraser

Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Iyengar Yoga Ocean Beach
Royal has been studying yoga since 1994 and became an Iyengar yoga student in 2003 to heal a knee injury. He developed his home practice to speed his recovery and went on to train to be a certified Iyengar teacher. For over four year's Royal apprenticed with senior teacher Mary Obendorfer. He now leads a weekly class at the Center on Tuesday mornings at 8. Royal has made two trips to Pune India to study at The Iyengar Institute. In 2011... Read More →


4:00pm

Sunset Walking Meditation on the Beach
Limited Capacity seats available

Feel the sand under your feet: join us for a silent, walking meditation along the all of the beach coast in Ocean Beach where you connect your feet to the earth and mediate on your journey on life: one step at a time. We'll start at the Pier and walk all the way down past dog beach to the bay side and then back. When we return, silent journaling time will be provided for reflection. We will watch the sunset as the meditation concludes.

Please note: This walking meditation can be a silent journey, You can also use the expertise as  a mediation teacher will be there leading the walk, keeping track of time and  guiding you in any way you need: bring any meditation questions that you have as you learn the workings of your mind, the different levels of meditation and all about as Mother Nature and the ocean speak to you on your walk!
 

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San Diego's Free Beach Yoga Meditation Teachers

Meditation Teachers, Yoga With Shawna
Connect with the giving and powerful teachings of the teachers of the San Diego Yoga Free Beach Movement: each different teacher has a different spin on how they lead this power form of meditation using the knowledge of the 8 limbs but will all bring you to the same path: that of peace. These teachers are graduates of the founder of the festival, Shawna's, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.  |   | Learn more here... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

4:30pm

Spiritual Reading Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

The Spiritual Reading experience in short is an opportunity to create space for a connection to Source.  Each session is private and personalized, hosted by local Spiritual Care Providers.   We believe the Spirit is constantly inviting us to go deeper in awareness and connection.  We provide a space to host this Divine presence with you and collectively listen and discern on your behalf.  Sessions last 10- 15 min and are always positive, rooted in love. Friday and Saturday evenings 3:30 -9:30PM drop ins only.  

Visit us at the Spiritual journey Center 4967 Newport Ave #6.


Teacher
CC

Clayton Connolly

Is a local hot yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker. As founder of the Spiritual Journey Center in Ocean Beach, he is passionate about helping others journey through the mystery of Spirituality. He finds abundant joy in his marriage and fathering his four amazing Ob daughters.
GS

Genon Snider

Is a mother, wife and doula. She finds that her yoga practice is beneficial both on and off the mat. She is a learner of Divine listening and thrives off of loving the people around her.


Saturday January 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Spiritual Journey Center 4976 Newport Ave. #6, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Funkadelic Vinyasa: Rock me, Roll me
Limited Capacity filling up

Synthesize rhythms of electric guitar and body movement in this musical fusion of motion. Ride the wave of sound and fluid vinyasa flow as we come together to illuminate our minds in honor of the great rock legends. Taught by local funkadelic yogi Nikky Brigham  and situated inside the one and only Winston's in Ocean Beach, this will be an experience surely not to miss! 

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Nikky Jillian Brigham

RYT-200
Deeply connected to the rhythm of nature, Nikky has been a dancer much of her life. She was led to the path of yoga in 2012 and has never ceased to stop learning and exploring the potential of the practice. With her roots in hot hatha vinyasa flow, her classes immerse you in the connection to your higher spirit. She will bring you deep into your heart center, clearing space for expansion into your true self. With a long background of freediving... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Winston's Beach Club 1921 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Spiritual Reading Sessions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Spiritual Reading experience in short is an opportunity to create space for a connection to Source.  Each session is private and personalized, hosted by local Spiritual Care Providers.   We believe the Spirit is constantly inviting us to go deeper in awareness and connection.  We provide a space to host this Divine presence with you and collectively listen and discern on your behalf.  Sessions last 10- 15 min and are always positive, rooted in love. Friday and Saturday evenings 3:30 -9:30PM drop ins only.  

Visit us at the Spiritual journey Center 4967 Newport Ave #6.


Teacher
CC

Clayton Connolly

Is a local hot yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker. As founder of the Spiritual Journey Center in Ocean Beach, he is passionate about helping others journey through the mystery of Spirituality. He finds abundant joy in his marriage and fathering his four amazing Ob daughters.
GS

Genon Snider

Is a mother, wife and doula. She finds that her yoga practice is beneficial both on and off the mat. She is a learner of Divine listening and thrives off of loving the people around her.


Saturday January 28, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Spiritual Journey Center 4976 Newport Ave. #6, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Reiki Relaxation Room
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come relax with Reiki at the Reiki Room! Step into the Reiki Room for calm, peace and energy balancing. This class involves no instruction from the teacher: you just come in, lay down on your mat and meditate with the sound of crystal bowls and binerary beats for 60 minutes as powerful Reiki healers provide Reiki healing on you as you lay and meditate. The room will be dark, filled with incense and positive energy healing. This is the perfect class for you if you want to do nothing but rest and reset as healers bring energy medicine to your energy body! So come on in, roll out your mat and REST. 

 

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Reiki Healers

Reiki Pracitioners, Yoga With Shawna
Join the powerful Reiki healers: graduates of Reiki Master and SDYF founder, Shawna Schenk, as they channel the healing power of reiki and use this medicine to balance your energy body. | | Learn more about reiki and becoming a reiki healer: | www.yogawithshawna.com/reiki | www.reikicertifications.com


Saturday January 28, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Art Box 1919 Cable St, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Shakti Naam Yoga™ with Aromatherapy (Live Music)
Limited Capacity filling up

Raise your voltage and tune into yourShakti vibration with this transformational experience. Naam is the frequency that connects us asOne. Get ready to chant, breathe, dance, and shift into your highest potential. With the guidance ofthe plants and the trees, this experience will send you to a mystical and majestic portal of the heart.Open and expand your entire Being withShakti Naam Yoga™set to the live rhythms ofTheConscious Groove, and anointed with the very powerful Wisdom of the Earth™medicine. All LevelsAre Welcome

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Lemia and Joshua

Shakti Naam Yoga
California natives, Lemia and Joshua are a joyful married couple who Love learning and sharing the gifts of ancient wisdom from eastern and western traditions, bringing unity consciousness to their classes, concerts, workshops, trainings, and retreats. Through their devotional practice of Naam Yoga, the yoga of universal ONEness and Love through breath, sacred sound, movement, and Divine Spiritual Wisdom, Lemia and Joshua offer a dynamic and... Read More →


5:30pm

Therapeutic Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Feldenkrais Method is form of somatic education. Through gentle movements, you will  develop increased awareness, resulting in improved flexibility and coordination.  

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Roland Matthews

Feldenkrais practitioner, Soul of Yoga
Roland teaches Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) lessons in North San Diego area. His  style is aimed at teaching students to listen to their bodies through fluid movements, as well as  learning to practice living in the present moment through awareness. He completed a four­year  Feldenkrais practitioner training program with Elizabeth Beringer who studied directly with the  founder, Moshe Feldenkr


Saturday January 28, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Shamanic Sound Healing Journey with Reiki
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As a Reiki Master and Explorative Sound Healer, Julie combines the healing sounds of singing bowls, drums, chimes and other instruments with Reiki to invoke an unforgettable enchanted experience. Find harmony and bliss as you are guided through a meditative sound healing journey to connect to the elements and balance your personal chakra energy. The Sound Journey will begin with a discussion about the benefits of sound as a healing and meditative tool and finish with sharing your experience after the sound meditation.

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Julie Johnston

RYT-200, Reiki Master, Yoga With Shawna/TriPower Yoga
As an experienced Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master and Explorative Sound Healer, Julie combines the elements of yoga and the energy healing modalities of Reiki and music to help you explore and discover physical and emotional blockages. Many years of personal practice and applied experience help her guide you through the ultimate healing session bringing your body, mind and soul in harmony.


Saturday January 28, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ocean Beach Woman's Club 2160 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

5:30pm

Soul Expansion Breath Work
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Breath Work with Melodee provides an opportunity to truly release specific limiting beliefs, old behavioral patterns and negative energies that no longer serve you. With the use of essential oils, the five elements, music, and intuitive guidance, Melodee creates a safe container for you to journey inward with your breath to access the deepest & highest parts of your being. The breath leads each individual to where they need to go. You will leave feeling lighter, more clear, open-hearted, whole, and with a full flowing tank of life-force energy.

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Melodee Solomon

RYT-200, Elka Yoga and Wellness Center
Melodee's passion and purpose is to guide individuals into connection with their innate wisdom and ability to heal themselves with the powerful tool of breath work. Breath work is an active meditation that encourages stuck energy to move, allowing for release in physical, mental, and emotional bodies with a depth that surpasses traditional therapeutic modalities. Melodee has highly developed her awareness around energy healing through working... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Elka Wellness 4166 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107

6:00pm

ROCK YOUR BHUTI BEACH BONFIRE: Sing Your Soul (Beach Bonfire)
Limited Capacity seats available


Move and chant in this celebratory class of Yoga, Music, Mantra, Asana and Love on the beach by a bonfire inviting warmth in to your heart and soul as we sing and dance around the fire. Dress warm and come practice in the sand. 

This class is sponsored by:
Smart Yoga Retreat at Rishikesh
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8n_7Ujlg0AST3FoQnFub05sUGs/view?pref=2&pli=1
http://smartgroup.com/

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Laura Plumb

International Yoga teacher Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta Maser
| International teacher Laura Plumb brings alive the truth of the Vedas through Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta, making this eternal wisdom modern, joyful, practical and transformative. Her classes have been called “poetry in motion” as they draw you out of the ordinary and immerse yo in the mystic where you recognize yourself as a sacred being in a radiant world.  


Saturday January 28, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Fire Pit Directly South of Dog Beach 5156 West Point Loma Boulevard

6:30pm

Spiritual Reading Sessions
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Spiritual Reading experience in short is an opportunity to create space for a connection to Source.  Each session is private and personalized, hosted by local Spiritual Care Providers.   We believe the Spirit is constantly inviting us to go deeper in awareness and connection.  We provide a space to host this Divine presence with you and collectively listen and discern on your behalf.  Sessions last 10- 15 min and are always positive, rooted in love. Friday and Saturday evenings 3:30 -9:30PM drop ins only.  

Visit us at the Spiritual journey Center 4967 Newport Ave #6.


Teacher
CC

Clayton Connolly

Is a local hot yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker. As founder of the Spiritual Journey Center in Ocean Beach, he is passionate about helping others journey through the mystery of Spirituality. He finds abundant joy in his marriage and fathering his four amazing Ob daughters.
GS

Genon Snider

Is a mother, wife and doula. She finds that her yoga practice is beneficial both on and off the mat. She is a learner of Divine listening and thrives off of loving the people around her.


Saturday January 28, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spiritual Journey Center 4976 Newport Ave. #6, San Diego, CA 92107

7:00pm

Spiritual Singles Mixer
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.


Believe in synchronicity? Come meet other spiritually-centered, yoga-conscious singles through fun connection-kindling rituals led by Soulmate Attraction Coach, Milan Botica. You never know who’s heart you’ll touch or who will touch yours. (Caution: Sparks may fly!)

Exhibitors
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Tuning Into the One

| 4 weddings, 3 wives, 2 divorces, and 1 son… | | Yes, Milan Botica had a fourth wedding, just to renew vows with his current wife. They met back in 2008 and still hold hands and write each other love notes to this day. | | After sharing his story with a woman friend, she shared her decades-long struggle to find Mr. Right. It was painfully clear how she misread many mens’ signals. But she met her dream man only 4 months after Milan... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

7:30pm

The Conscious Groove
Limited Capacity seats available

Join The Conscious Groove in a two-hour long concert expereince from a band of harmonious gypsies who  spread Loving vibrations through sound, ancient mysticism, rituals, and prayers for individual and global healing. Vibrating positive lyrics and mantra from many different traditions and belief systems,this concert will spread the frequency of love and devotion, helping listeners conne ct to the Creative Life Force that lives within the heart. Move and groove to fun and uplifting rhythms, while chanting as One with commUNITY and raising your frequency to new heights with The Conscious Groove with our featured band on Saturday night! 

Artists
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The Conscious Groove

The Conscious Groove is a band of harmonious gypsies that travel around and spread Loving vibrations through sound, ancie nt mysticism, rituals, and prayers for individual and global healing. Vibrating positive lyrics and mantra from many different traditions and belief systems, The Conscious Groove serves to spread the frequency of love and devotion, helping listeners conne ct to the Creative Life Force that lives within the heart. Move and... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Winston's Beach Club 1921 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

7:30pm

Spiritual Reading Sessions
Limited Capacity seats available

The Spiritual Reading experience in short is an opportunity to create space for a connection to Source.  Each session is private and personalized, hosted by local Spiritual Care Providers.   We believe the Spirit is constantly inviting us to go deeper in awareness and connection.  We provide a space to host this Divine presence with you and collectively listen and discern on your behalf.  Sessions last 10- 15 min and are always positive, rooted in love. Friday and Saturday evenings 3:30 -9:30PM drop ins only.  

Visit us at the Spiritual journey Center 4967 Newport Ave #6.


Teacher
CC

Clayton Connolly

Is a local hot yoga practitioner and spiritual seeker. As founder of the Spiritual Journey Center in Ocean Beach, he is passionate about helping others journey through the mystery of Spirituality. He finds abundant joy in his marriage and fathering his four amazing Ob daughters.
GS

Genon Snider

Is a mother, wife and doula. She finds that her yoga practice is beneficial both on and off the mat. She is a learner of Divine listening and thrives off of loving the people around her.


Saturday January 28, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Spiritual Journey Center 4976 Newport Ave. #6, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Sexy and Fun Street Clean Up Dance Party
We when take care of Mother Earth, she takes care of us! Meet us at the vending area and we will walk around the streets of OB to make a difference, helping keep our planet clean. We will engage in a street clean up: picking up trash throughout the streets of OB: people learn through examples: with a bunch of us picking up trash on the street, others may realize the importance of keeping our earth clean and mimic our behavior. This class, is in a sense, a walking meditation and peacful protest: picking up trash, making the world a cleaner place, but since it's Saturday night: we are making a party. We'll have a bombox playing music as we pick up trash, dancing in the street, inspiring all those other out on their Saturday to keep the earth clean too! Let's party!


Just bring yourself and your open heart: all supplies will be provided!  

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Shirlyn Jackson

Yoga WIth Shawna
Shirlyn is a San Diego based RYT-200 yoga instructor who has taught at Tripower Yoga, San Diego Free Beach yoga and for Fit X Fitness. Shirlyn is passionate about sharing the mind, body, soul connection that yoga brings. She loves music, yoga, dancing and expressing herself through movement.  Join her as she combines these loves leading you in a fun and sexy community clean up following the festival creating a fun and free vibe as we give... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

8:00pm

Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress Reduction and Sleep
Limited Capacity filling up

Calm and still the mind, transitioning to sleep after an amazing day at the festival with this end of the day meditation class! Learn to breathe mindfully and sink beneath your "monkey mind". Several simple exercises and techniques will be introduced to create a more mindful Yoga practice and to help students to cultivate inner peace and calm alongside the chaos of everyday life. Students will have the opportunity to practice a short silent meditation and the class will end with a guided meditation journey filled with lush imagery and sound to lull you off to dreamland and get you ready and alert for Sunday at the festival!

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Jennifer Diamond

RYT-200
Jennifer "Jenergy" Diamond is an Ocean Beach resident who is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with 10 years experience teaching and training individuals and groups in Fitness, Yoga and Mat Pilates. She has been leading her YOGA ON THE CLIFFS class here in OB since 2008. Her passion for the Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga she has practiced since childhood is apparent in her training style as you will see Yoga poses, stretches, balance and core work infused... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Newbreak Church - Youth Room 2069 Ebers St, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

New Moon Beach Bonfire Party: Drum Circle and Fire Dancing
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your drum or any noise making instruments and come dance, drum, move and watch or twirl fire with us in this New Moon beach bonfire party. We will play around the bonfire on the beach, dancing and making noise in freedom, as we set intentions under the new moon. Dress warm!
 

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Tiffany Vorndran

Founder of Intentional Yoga Festival in San Diego
Tiffany is on a mission to spread happy positive energy to the world through PLAY by encouraging  others to return to innocence, to explore their inner child essence, rediscovering the magic, enchantment and amusement in every moment of life. She specializes in empowering others through peace, love, art and yoga to reach their fullest potential, embrace their most authentic self, and naturally experience the highest state of being to live a... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Fire Pit Directly South of Dog Beach 5156 West Point Loma Boulevard

8:00pm

Glow-In-The-Dark, Micheal Jackson Black Light Beats Yoga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Flow in the dark! Weee---heeeee we're flowing with Micheal Jackson! Dress yourself in glow sticks, body paint and all the glow and light up gear you have, and get ready for a yoga flow and dance party under black lights and lazor lights in this flowing and glowing class as you moon walk into blss! Micheal Jackson music will be playing all class long! 
 

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Jessie Kates

E-RYT-200, JFK Yoga
Jessie provides students with any extraordinary and rare opportunity to unearth powerful life lessons and each class is a deep physical, emotional and spiritual journey.  Jessie doesn't hold back.  She is eloquent, edgy, and offers a fresh new perspective to the current landscape of yoga.  She sees things differently, presents them differently, and is leading hundreds of students each week to new dimensions of growth and freedom in... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Total Immersion (TM): Yoga Nidra + Binaural Beats (Sponsored by Sound Off)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is the Total Immersion Healing Journey™, which combines the ancient and modern sciences of meditation and sound healing for the ultimate experience of peace and expansion.

Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation system that cleanses and expands the consciousness and energy, while also healing the nervous system. Binaural beats are a healing modality, delivered through Sound Off™ wireless LED headphones, which synchronize the brain hemispheres through specific frequencies of beats in each ear. The result of this powerful combination of modalities, along with basic asana and breath awareness, sets the stage for a deep and transformative experience that has been described as something akin to a shamanic journey.

The magic behind this scientific and spiritual journey is the fact that when we can change the vibration within our brains, we can shift to more positive states and experience an increase in love, joy, and wellness in all areas of our lives.

This class is sponsored through Sound Off: www.soundoffexperience.com
 

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Katya Lovejoy

EYT-500, Certified Hypnotherapist
Katya Lovejoy is an ERYT-500hr yoga teacher in the ISHTA lineage and a certified hypnotherapist. She brings her experience in yoga, therapy, neuroscience, and energy work to her teaching and healing practices. Katya specializes in working with the subconscious mind in connection with the body and the soul as a pathway to unlock a person's highest potential. Her passion and purpose is to guide others toward transformational and sustainable... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Teeter 5032 Niagara Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00pm

Yoga Teacher Gathering: Learning How To Adjust Your Students
Limited Capacity filling up

This one is for the yoga teachers! Learn skilled adjustments and assists in this workshop with Kenna Crouch. Dive into specific, hands-on techniques designed to support your students’ optimal alignment and expression of Asana. Give that special touch to your classes, having your students leave blissfully feeling like they just received a yoga class and a bodywork session all in one! This physical approach to teaching will sharpen your skill set and give you an edge in the yoga market. 

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Kenna Crouch

RYT-500, Yoga 6
Kenna Crouch, B.A. Dance & Sociology (UCSD '08), is a 500-hr. trained Yoga teacher with an educational and professional background in Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary Dance. Conscious movement of the human body has been the subject of intense study for Kenna for at least 25 years; through Yoga, in the last ten, this study has expanded into conscious living, meditation, spirituality and compassion.  Kenna has had the honor to practice... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Art Box 1919 Cable St, San Diego, CA 92107
 
Sunday, January 29
 

8:00am

Inspirational Bhakti Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Bhakti Yoga is defined as a spiritual devotion practice.  This is a vinyasa style class guided by the energy and intention of devotion.  It is the perfect blend of mind and body with a strong emphasis on Soul.



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Sophie Da Silva Hopson

RYT-200, Mosaic Yoga
Yoga has taught Sophia what it means to live inspired. Sophia believes that teaching is an act of service that embodies Maya Angelou’s quote, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” This is the quintessence of Sophia's core beliefs as a yoga teacher. As a practitioner of yoga first, she is committed to learning in perpetuity. She is certain that the totality of yoga has something to offer you if you come open, willing and... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

8:00am

Namaskate: Yoga and Skateboarding
Limited Capacity seats available


 How do people get around in our sunny city? Skateboards, for surely! Meet us at the famous OB Skatepark for an unforgettable, beginner friendly yoga and skateboarding class! Here you will learn from local yoga teacher and skateboard instructor, Monica, the basics of riding a skateboard and then you'll advance your skills by trying to find your balance by experimenting with doing  yoga poses like Tree Pose and Crow on the board! There will be lots of play time, free skating and partner help with riding the board! You'll be doing tricks in time in core strengthening, So-Cal unique yoga and skateboarding experience.

No experience required. In fact, those who have never tried skateboarding are extra WELCOMED! Boards, knee pads and elbow pads provided!

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Monica Sigel

RYT-200, Skateboard Instructor, Yoga With Shawna
Monica Sigal is a Vinyasa/Hatha based yoga instructor in San Diego and also a beginner'sskateboarding instructor. She combines skateboard and yoga poses in playful and creative ways. This is available to anyone of all ages who want to gain confidence or unleash their unique self expression while learning the many dynamics of yoga.


Sunday January 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Robb Field Skate Park 2525 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00am

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility incorporates slower, longer holds with a faster flowing Vinyasa that moves fluidly from one pose to another.  The class emphasizes stretching and strengthening of the legs, core and arms.  This class draws your attention to the areas in your life where you may have become complacent. This could mean physical complacency or it may have a spiritual dimension. It uses novel sequences to improve flexibility, physical strength, general conditioning, mental awareness and focus.  Teachers offer options within the poses to accommodate all practitioners of all levels.

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Ryan Glidden

200-E-RYT, Mosaic Yoga
| For over a decade, Ryan’s passion has been to identify and learn the best services, methods and philosophies that support and nurture the health and wellness of human beings. Ryan has studied at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the CHEK Institute for advanced performance, the Metabolic Typing Education Center and Symmetry’s school for alignment therapy. He recognizes health as the balance and synergy of the human... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

8:00am

Morning Movement: Walking Meditation on the Beach and Cardio Jog on the Pier
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the body moving this morning with a walk and jog and throughout Ocean Beach. You will experience a walking meditation on the beach followed by a mellow cardio jog on the Ocean Beach pier, a short walk overlooking the cliffs and a guided visualization for inspiration. Move, breathe, stretch, mediate and enjoy the scenery!

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Jennifer Diamond

RYT-200
Jennifer "Jenergy" Diamond is an Ocean Beach resident who is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with 10 years experience teaching and training individuals and groups in Fitness, Yoga and Mat Pilates. She has been leading her YOGA ON THE CLIFFS class here in OB since 2008. Her passion for the Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga she has practiced since childhood is apparent in her training style as you will see Yoga poses, stretches, balance and core work infused... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

8:00am

Food for Yogis: How to Enjoy Vegetarianism and Spiritualize your Food
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to eat vegan-vegetarian with a healthy balanced delicious diet.

Vegan gourmet recipes simple preparations with superior taste.

How to spiritualize your food from easy offerings to setting up a shrine and saying mantras.  

Dieitary recommendations from the Vedas according to your constitution.

Straightforward and available to all beliefs and ages.

♡ Tastings at end of class ♡


Teacher
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Mayapur Candra and Jay Bhakti

Gourmet Chef, Bhakti Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master
 is a Gourmet Chef with more than fifteen years of experience in catering, and six years as vegan gourmet chef. Expert in making what is available at home into a delicious gourmet vegan or vegetarian dinner. He is a Bhakti yoga instructor with Vaisnava initiation in mantra meditation. Recently received in the Ganges his Brahminic initiation. Since 2010 cooks for Deities, Krsna Lounge and special events at the Hare Krsna San Diego Temple... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

8:00am

Past Life Regression, Ancestral Blockage and DNA Regeneration
Limited Capacity seats available

You're going to want to get up early Sunday morning for this one..

We are diving deep into our past to release that which does not serve us so we can be our truest and highest best self. In this unforgettable workshop led by founder of SDYF, Shawna Schenk, you will experience at Past Life Regression in which you will connect deeply with your soul memories, excessing a part of who you were in a past life other than this one. This meditation will bring you clarity on why you are the way you are and how you can be your best self.


Then we are connecting with your present body and your cells. Deep within your cells and DNA are hurts and pains that are not used but have been passed down to you. We will release them using meditation, reiki, and sound healing.


Science had proven that we can reprogram our DNA: in fact, 90% of DNA that we currently hold is “Junk DNA” programmed from conditioning and emotions that can cause dis-ease in our cells. A recent study from the Institute of HeartMath has entirely overturned the expired notion that DNA is permanently fixed and unchangeable. We can re-write our DNA using words and frequencies and that is exactly what we will do at the conclusion of this workshop.


This workshop will allow you to live powerfully in the present by understanding who you were and keeping the positive parts of what was passed down to you. Bring a notebook.



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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 →


Sunday January 29, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107

9:00am

Doga: Yoga with Your Dog (for the Mellow Mut) (Free Class/Open to the Public)
Limited Capacity seats available

  Meet us the famous (and first in the country!) Dog Beach for a fun yoga class with your dog! This class is designed to strengthen and deepen your natural bond, along with decreasing stress and anxiety in you and your dog with breath, meditation and movement. Beginning with a meditation, establishing a connection and safe space for your pet and incorporating movement with them as your yoga partner. Partner yoga with your dog as your partner! This class is not only a great bonding experience it allows you to release control, trust and laugh with yourself. Group dynamic can very with every ‘pack’ so this class is catered to older and calm/mellow dogs as the practice will be mellow and more medative. 
 

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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 →


Sunday January 29, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Dog Beach 5142 West Point Loma BLVD, San Diego, CA 92107

9:00am

Exploring Spiritual Development Through The Church - (Free/Open Sunday Service)
Come as you are to this judgment free church experiance. Newbreak is a casual, flip-flop wearing crowd that likes to have fun and laugh in church. No matter what your church background is this is a great place to find a warm greeting, a fun, safe place relevant message to help you live your bliss. This church service is open to the public. 

Sunday January 29, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Newbreak Church 4694 Cape May Ave. San Diego, CA 92107

9:00am

Morning Walking Meditation on the Beach
Feel the sand under your feet: join us for a silent, walking meditation along the all of the beach coast in Ocean Beach where you connect your feet to the earth and mediate on your journey on life: one step at a time. We'll start at the Pier and walk all the way down past dog beach to the bay side and then back. When we return, silent journaling time will be provided for reflection. This is a beautiful way to start your day: clear headed and open to recieve the teachings of the festival in the day to come.  

Please note: This walking meditation can be a silent journey, You can also use the expertise as  a mediation teacher will be there leading the walk, keeping track of time and  guiding you in any way you need: bring any meditation questions that you have as you learn the workings of your mind, the different levels of meditation and all about as Mother Nature and the ocean speak to you on your walk!
 

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San Diego's Free Beach Yoga Meditation Teachers

Meditation Teachers, Yoga With Shawna
Connect with the giving and powerful teachings of the teachers of the San Diego Yoga Free Beach Movement: each different teacher has a different spin on how they lead this power form of meditation using the knowledge of the 8 limbs but will all bring you to the same path: that of peace. These teachers are graduates of the founder of the festival, Shawna's, 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.  |   | Learn more here... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

9:30am

Doga: Yoga with Your Dog (for Active and Hyper Dogs) (Free/Open to the Public)
Limited Capacity seats available

 Meet us the famous (and first in the country!) Dog Beach for a fun yoga class with your dog!  This class is designed to strengthen and deepen your natural bond, along with decreasing stress and anxiety in you and your dog with breath, meditation and movement. Beginning with a meditation, establishing a connection and safe space for your pet and incorporating movement with them as your yoga partner. Partner yoga with your dog as your partner! This class is not only a great bonding experience it allows you to release control, trust and laugh with yourself. Group dynamic can very with every ‘pack’ so this class is catered to young or active dogs as the practice will be more interactive, assertive and movement based: bring that crazy mut over here!

 

Sunday January 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Dog Beach 5142 West Point Loma BLVD, San Diego, CA 92107

9:30am

Yoga Digest Co-Founder Coffee Talk: From Yoga Mat to Yogaprenuer
Limited Capacity filling up

The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately.  In a world comprised of opposites, choosing yoga as a profession is no exception when it comes to finding balance.  Taking a sacred and ancient philosophy and turning it into a modern day empire requires a dynamic skill set.  Yoga Digest Co-Founders Jenn Bodnar and Cody Groth will share the foundations it's built upon, perceptions in the industry and how to keep yoga in yoga in one of the fastest growing fields today! 

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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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Cody Groth

Co-Founder, Yoga Digest
| | Cody Groth is the Co-Founder & Publisher of Yoga Digest. Having his college basketball career cut short by a back injury, Cody opted for power yoga over surgery and medication. Fast forward a handful of years, the yoga journey combined with mindful eating habits has alleviated his back injury and done so much more for his mind and body. He is a avid advocate of self education and alternative health. Looking forward, Cody hopes to inspire... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Art Box 1919 Cable St, San Diego, CA 92107

10:00am

Gentle Yoga Class to honor Military Service Members & First Responders (Free Class/Open to the Public)
Limited Capacity seats available


This free gentle yoga class is open to the heroes among us; Military Service Members, Fire Firefighters and Law Enforcement. Receive a 60 minute gentle yoga class to alleviate stress and promote relaxation. The intention is to bring awareness to these heroes that serve and protect us on a daily basis. Our Military and First Responders face unique challenges and situations in their chosen calling. This class is meant to connect these heroes with yoga and mindfulness: a bridge to finding peace and ease in their daily lives. All are welcome. No previous experience required. We are extending this FREE class to our heroes and their adult family members. Anyone else wanting to attend are asked to make a donation. All donations will be go t o Connected Warriors, Inc.’ whose goal is to support, improve and facilitate the well-being of Veterans, Service members and their Families in communities nationwide and overseas by providing effective wellness programs at no charge. www.connectedwarriors.org 

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Karla Rodas

RYT-200, Reiki Practioner
Karla Rodas is an ambassador of love and hugger of sweaty beings. It wasn't always that way. She found yoga at the perfect time in her life. As a Navy spouse and mother of two sons, she was stressed out and wound tight when her husband deployed for many months at a time. With dedication to her new found practice and the help of her first teachers at Chula Vista yoga, she learned tools to help her in her daily life. Since her first 200-hr... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

10:30am

All Levels Vinyasa: The Discipline of your Practice to Inform the Discipline of your Life
Limited Capacity seats available


This all levels vinyasa class will use very specific cues within a dynamic flow to help practitioners learn how to keep a pose "alive" even after the basic form has been accomplished. The breath is a center focul point of the practice teaching students to move their breath around their body in order to more consciously move their body around their breath, precision and revision.  Ryan will take requests/suggestions at the beginning of class so it is sure to meet you where you are in that moment.

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Ryan Glidden

200-E-RYT, Mosaic Yoga
| For over a decade, Ryan’s passion has been to identify and learn the best services, methods and philosophies that support and nurture the health and wellness of human beings. Ryan has studied at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the CHEK Institute for advanced performance, the Metabolic Typing Education Center and Symmetry’s school for alignment therapy. He recognizes health as the balance and synergy of the human... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saratoga Beach Front Lawn 5135 Saratoga Ave, San Diego, CA. 92107

10:30am

Acupuncture, Yoga & Massage
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

  A two hour class that blends restorative yoga, massage therapy (hands-on with by massage therapists), aroma therapy, acupuncture and guided meditation. This class focuses on total body health, and wellness for the mind, body, spirit and soul. Focus your mind inward and begin to melt into a space of bliss and peace, as this class will bring you to that place, almost instantly. Accupuncture needles will be given the last 20 minutes of class as you lay in savasana. Each student will get at least one muscle relaxing massage. 

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Kara Chartier

Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Massage Therapist, and RYT-200, Yoga With Shawna
Kara Chartier is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Massage Therapist and a RYT-200 based in San Diego, CA.  Kara is devoted to holistic living, and has a deep appreciation for yoga and its ability to transform the mind and body.  In 2014, Kara began incorporating acupuncture and Thai massage into yin yoga classes, creating a unique style of yoga therapy. Since then, she has been focused on utilizing her Eastern and Western medical... Read More →
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Bekah Waltsen

RYT-200, Certified Massage Therapist, Yoga With Shawna
Bekah Walsten is a So. Cal native, whose main passions in life are wellness, fitness, dance, and helping others. She attended C.S.U. Fullerton, where she achieved a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts Dance, as well as two Associates Degrees, and is currently attending classes to pursue her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy.  | | Before making her move to the Wellness Industry, she enjoyed over 20 years of dance training, & was blessed... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

10:30am

Body Paint Bliss: Partner Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Immerse yourself on a colorfully creative journey! This workshop will combine the use of partner yoga and body paint to engage your intuitive and expressive self. Set to the beat of tribal rhythms, be prepared to experience partner exercises that will deepen the knowledge of the body while playfully decorating your body with earth-friendly paints! No partner necessary, all levels welcome! Come with an open mind, ready to express your true self through movement, color, and connection! Body paint will be provided and it will be completely ediable made from beets and kale! Take a dip in the ocean after to clean your self off! 



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Nikky Jillian Brigham

RYT-200
Deeply connected to the rhythm of nature, Nikky has been a dancer much of her life. She was led to the path of yoga in 2012 and has never ceased to stop learning and exploring the potential of the practice. With her roots in hot hatha vinyasa flow, her classes immerse you in the connection to your higher spirit. She will bring you deep into your heart center, clearing space for expansion into your true self. With a long background of freediving... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

10:30am

GANGA YOGA : The Flow of Grace (Live Music on the OB PIER)
Limited Capacity seats available


Meet us on the pier, to connect with the water element. From source to sea, the wisdom of the Himalayan sages flows to the Pacific Ocean via the river of Yoga. Ganga Yoga invites you to be the river and flow with the grace of our Mother Divine. Live hand-drum music and the sound of the waves will guide you through this practice. 

 This class is sponsored by:
Smart Yoga Retreat at Rishikesh
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8n_7Ujlg0AST3FoQnFub05sUGs/view?pref=2&pli=1
http://smartgroup.com/

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DTO

Musician
DTO performs inspirational music designed to heal the soul and uplift the human experience. He released his iTunes debut with Grammy-nominated producer, StoneBridge.  DTO’s recent achievement is the full-length album, Nameless Energy, a 5-year project and a lifetime in the making.  DTO and Tara Devi were recognized by Deepak Chopra for their kirtan project Jai Ram.  DTO performs with world-renowned yogis and yoginis such... Read More →

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Laura Plumb

International Yoga teacher Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta Maser
| International teacher Laura Plumb brings alive the truth of the Vedas through Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta, making this eternal wisdom modern, joyful, practical and transformative. Her classes have been called “poetry in motion” as they draw you out of the ordinary and immerse yo in the mystic where you recognize yourself as a sacred being in a radiant world.  


Sunday January 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
OB Pier 5078 Niagara Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

10:30am

Wine & Yoga: Vino-Vinyasa
Limited Capacity filling up

Making wine is art and mediation. Sipping it can be the same as it asks for your presence and mindful awareness of the use of your senses. This class is perfect for the wine and yoga lover. So if that's you, come and un-"wine"  in this yoga and wine pairing class! Wine samples will be provided as you flow. Cheers!

Must be 21 to take this class. Discounted full wine flights will be offered after class. 

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Kali Bliss

Kali Bliss is a Yoga teacher, photographer, and creative energy artist who has a passion for helping people live happy and healthy naturally. Kali teaches a unique Yoga style designed to help you feel good in your mind, body, and heart! She is certified in Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga and specializes in teaching balance through Astrology, Ayurveda, and mindful living. She does meditation challenges, and personal star charts to help people... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Gianni Buonomo Vintners 4836 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

10:30am

Spine and Core Clinic: Anatomy and Healthful Practices
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

With the rigor & overall athletic approach in contemporary yoga, an interest in spine and core health continues to emerge especially when we consider the less than ideal positions we find ourselves in throughout the day. In this clinic we will build on the student’s knowledge and awareness of the spine. We will also discuss preventative strategies for spine and core health off the mat

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Dr. Travis Johnson

Chiropractor, Your Healthy Spine
Dr. Travis’s interest in yoga came from his fascination in human movement in graduate school and transformed into something extraordinary over the past 10 years. His passion originates from witnessing the effects of poor mobility and posture by the masses and continues to influence his teaching style. Travis has an active clinical practice in San Diego and regularly teaches anatomy & mobility workshops to small businesses, weekend... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

10:45am

Exploring Spiritual Development Through The Church - (Free/Open Sunday Service)
Come as you are to this judgment free church experiance. Newbreak is a casual, flip-flop wearing crowd that likes to have fun and laugh in church. No matter what your church background is this is a great place to find a warm greeting, a fun, safe place relevant message to help you live your bliss. This church service is open to the public. 

Sunday January 29, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Newbreak Church 4694 Cape May Ave. San Diego, CA 92107

12:30pm

Becoming a Yoga Teacher: Q & A Session
Ever thought of becoming a yoga teacher or taking a yoga teacher training? If you had the thought even once, your heart is curious and is speaking to you. Listen :)

Meet with Shawna, founder of San Diego Yoga Festival, for a 30-minute Q & A session to answer all of your questions regarding becoming a yoga teacher and what a yoga teacher consists of! We'll cover expenses, expereince, and expectations, along with any other question or concern or excitement you have to share! Shawna has certifed hundreds of people in various ages and expereinces in all different styles of yoga and Reiki. 

Shawna's next teacher training starts the weekend after the festival--Feburary 3rd, so  you can even leave signed up and ready to begin this new exciting journey! Note, graduates of Shawna's Yoga Teacher Training will work or teach the SDYF in 2018!


Learn more about Shawna's YTT here:

 http://www.yogawithshawna.com/200-hour-yoga-teacher

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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 →


Sunday January 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

1:00pm

Leave Honoring Loved Yoga Teachers Lost: A Commemorative Meditation Honoring our Departed Yoga Teachers:
Join Gloria O’Shea (Mother of the late Sean O’Shea and founder of the Sean O’Shea Foundation) for a short commemorative event dedicated to our departed Yoga teachers.

Join us as we gather to celebrate, praise and pay tribute to the memory of our departed yoga teachers. Let’s unite as an audience coming together to collectively inspire, to re-dedicate and refocus our energies by honoring our teachers.

On Sunday from 8-12 noon, there will be:
• An alter will be placed at the vendors bazaar to commemorate any of loved ones who have passed.
• Please feel free to bring a small picture of your beloved  and clip on our picture board of angels.
• Write a note of gratitude to your beloved  and hang it on our mini tree of thanks.

At 1:00 PM 
• Join us for a circle of love to honor and share stories of our beloved yoga teachers who have passed on.
• Participate in our guided mediation


For more information about the Sean O’Shea Foundation, please go to www.seanosheafoundation.org

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Sean O'Shea Foundation

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Oragnizaion, Sean O'Shea Foundation
The Sean O'Shea Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that is designed to empower youth with a mindfulness practice curriculum focusing on providing memorable programs aimed at enriching young lives and providing invaluable instructors who will be a positive role model while developing long-term relationships with educators and community. | | The Sean O’Shea Foundation programs are designed to empower youth with a mindfulness... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Vending Area (please meet a the VENDING STAGE) 1990 Abbott Street

1:00pm

Leave Emotionally Balanced: Developing Emotional Stability through Asana
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 

Yoga Sutra of Patanajali 2.47 states  “tatah dvandvah anabhighatah”  From then on, the sadhaka is undisturbed by dualities.  In BKS Iyengar’s commentary of this sutra he elaborates saying “The effect of Asana is to put an end to the dualities or differentiation between the body, mind and soul. None of the pairs of opposites (joy/ sorrow) can exist for the sadhaka who is one with body, mind and soul.”


In this session we will practice a sequence of asanas designed by BKS Iyengar to develop this emotional stability.  The asanas when done with alignment and for sufficient timings will calm the mind, balance the intelligence of head and heart, stimulate positive thinking, bring quietness in the body and allow one to experience inner silence.

 

*Students should be free of any physical conditions for which inversions and backbends are contraindicated and currently practicing headstand, shoulderstand and backbends in order to attend this session.

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Pat McLoughlin

Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Iyengar Yoga Ocean Beach
Pat began her Iyengar yoga practice over twenty years ago in 1988. She enjoyed the benefits that weekly yoga classes brought to her and over time she developed her own home practice and eventually trained to become an Iyengar certified instructor. Pat currently holds the Intermediate Junior Level of teacher certification. She continues her own yoga training with senior teachers in San Diego and has made four trips to Pune, India to study... Read More →


1:00pm

Leave With a Balanced Thyroid: Naam Yoga Therapies for Thyroid Health & Hormone Balance
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Do you suffer from a thyroid imbalance, disease or other hormonal imbalance?  Part Lecture/Part Yoga, this class  is full of Yogic and non medical solutions that you can apply immediately to help yourself overcome any thyroid challenges, including Hyper/Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Graves Disease and more. Founded by Dr Joseph Michael Levry, Shakti Naam Yoga includes tools that may help you bring health into your life even when traditional medicine says nothing can be done. This remarkable East meets West approach has successfully helped people to improve their lives and heal themselves through science, ancient wisdom, yoga, mudras(hand positions), sound therapy, movement therapy and other Naam Yoga techniques

This class is appropriate for all physical fitness levels, for beginners, experts, yogis and non-yogis, believers and non-believers alike. No previous experience is necessary.

Participants will receive handouts to start their own at home practice for Thyroid Health


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Chris Merrill

Naam Yogi, Expert in Thyroid Health, Mens Health and Numerology
Chris Merrill has spent 15 years of intense daily study, learning, teaching and practice of multiple styles of yoga, breathwork, meditation, healing and spirituality, preceded by an additional 10 years as a successful professional musician. Well known for his expertise in the science of Naam Yoga Therapies and Universal Kabbalah, Chris is able to help his students be in the right place at the right time. As a result they are able to maximize... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tripower Yoga 2183 Bacon Street, San Diego, CA 92107

1:00pm

Leave With Clarity: Pens and Poses: Gentle Yoga and Journaling
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the practices of yoga is the study of self-Svhadhyaya. Journaling is deeply healing and helpful as a way to sort through our emotions and to gain deeper insight into our inner worlds. This workshop will merge yoga and journaling to cultivate creativity, mindfulness and self-discovery. Leave with clarity on all that you expereinced at this epic 3-day event, and also with  tools that Karla will provide  for you to easily integrate the mindful practice of journaling into your daily life.

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Karla Rodas

RYT-200, Reiki Practioner
Karla Rodas is an ambassador of love and hugger of sweaty beings. It wasn't always that way. She found yoga at the perfect time in her life. As a Navy spouse and mother of two sons, she was stressed out and wound tight when her husband deployed for many months at a time. With dedication to her new found practice and the help of her first teachers at Chula Vista yoga, she learned tools to help her in her daily life. Since her first 200-hr... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
SunSet Cliffs - Ospray 1200 Sunset Cliffs BLVD

1:00pm

Leave with Happiness: Happiness is an Infectious Ease (On the OB PIER)
Limited Capacity seats available

This Kundalini class will bring awareness of your vitality and move energy through your body in a powerful way so as to increase intuition.  We will practice “Sat Kriya Workout.”  The gong relaxation will soothe the pituitary and pineal glands.  We will practice “Kirtan Kriya” so that all your actions are conscious and graceful.  With practice you can come to know which way to step, who to associate with, and how to maintain your identity in any environment.  With practice, you can gain the strength and capacity to become so happy that others will get happy just by looking at you.

This class will be held on the OB Pier on top of the Pacific! 


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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 →


Sunday January 29, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
OB Pier 5078 Niagara Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

1:00pm

Leave Ready to Receive: Freedom, Fulfillment and Financial Abundance
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 2 hour class you will explore the core elements essential for inner and outer abundance and begin re-writing your money story. Designed for students, teachers and anyone with a curiosity about experiencing a greater flow of fulfillment and financial freedom in their lives. Leave the festival with a new mental outlook on money and be ready to attact money and fininacl freedom into your life in the days to come!

*Explorative Lecture & Movement
*Bring yoga gear, pen & notebook
*All levels welcome

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Katie Brauer

International Yoga Educator, Inspirational Speaker, Creative Leader
A trail blazer with a modern and empowering approach to self inquiry, personal development and transformation. Katie Brauer is former Professional Snowboarder, International Yoga Educator, Inspirational Speaker and Creative Leader. Combining two decades of experience, Katie is known as the teacher of teachers, she is a featured teacher on www.gaiamtv.com as well as a regular speaker and teacher at large festivals and has graced the... Read More →


Sunday January 29, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Spray Beach Front Lawn 2170 Spray St, San Diego, CA. 92107

1:30pm

Kids Yoga Taught by Kids! (Free for the children of kids who's parents bought tickets!)
Take an adventure with Coco & Roro into the ocean of imagination!  This children's mat class, taught by children, is designed to stretch body, mind, spirit and imagination with a fun story-themed ocean adventure.  Playful & joyful,  this class will have the little ones swimming with smiles, giggles & FUN!

*This class is FREE for the children of parents who bought tickets. Just sign up under your name and drop your kids off while you take another yoga class or feel free to stay, watch and play!
 

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Coco and RoRo

Kids Yoga Teachers, Elka Wellness
Coco is 10 and Roro is 7. These sisters have been doing yoga since they were in their Mommy's tummy.  They have experience in both mat & aerial yoga and enjoy sharing it with others.  Coral is a competitive Irish Dancer who also enjoys gymnastics, singing, acting & other forms of dance.  Aurora enjoys break-dancing, gymnastics, art and making people laugh.  


Sunday January 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Elka Wellness 4166 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107

3:15pm

Closing Ceremony: Savasana on the OB Pier
Limited Capacity filling up

To close this epic weekend, we leave you with the most POWERFUL Savasana: 30 minutes of complete surrender as you roll out your mat and just absorb all that you released prior to the festival and all that you've become after this weekend. You will rest in Corpse Pose with hundreds of festival goers to culimate this weekend and all your growth and the fun we had together.


The best part? You will be in the center of the ocean!!! Savasana will happen on the largest pier on the west coast, the OB Pier. The ocean will be crashing below you as you breath in salt air and surrender.


Savasana is translated to Corpse Pose and celebrates the death of who you were and the awakening of who will become. We celebrate the blockages you released this weekend with hundresds of other yogis!!

Reiki provided by Reiki Masters and Healers of Yoga With Shawna's reiki program. Learn more:
www.yogawithshawna.com/reiki  
www.reikicertifications.com
 

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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 →


Sunday January 29, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
OB Pier 5078 Niagara Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
 
Monday, January 30
 

9:00am

Be You Now

Please meet at: 

The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
Point Loma, CA 92107

(Meet at the front door!) 

Bring: water, sunscreen, layers of clothes, blanket or mat, snacks: we will take a break for lunch at 

*This class is not part of the 3-day ticket: you must purchase a ticket for $188 (you can do so at the door on Monday with Shawna directly if you have not paid) 


You are a Divine Being. The story of you is written in the stars. Yoga is a way of opening the heavens to find the cosmos within, and live free… eternally expansive, infinitely fulfilled, radiantly abundant.

Integrating the Vedic sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda & Jyotish, you will learn how to embody the Upanishadic wisdom Tat Tvam Asi, that teaches You Are That - you are that same all-pervading reality that governs the universe from the macrocosm to the microcosm. Experience Asana as portal to the Eternal, Pranayama as flow of consciousness. Incorporate Mantra and Yantra, the sacred sounds and patterns of the cosmos, in your Yoga practice to consecrate the body divine and sanctify your life.  
Yoga is the science of Self-realization. This is the day to BE REALIZED NOW. 
Workshop includes Yoga, storytelling, science, yantra, mantra, asana, pranayama, group interaction, meditation and music.


 This class is sponsored by:
Smart Yoga Retreat at Rishikesh
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8n_7Ujlg0AST3FoQnFub05sUGs/view?pref=2&pli=1
http://smartgroup.com/

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Laura Plumb

International Yoga teacher Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta Maser
| International teacher Laura Plumb brings alive the truth of the Vedas through Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vedanta, making this eternal wisdom modern, joyful, practical and transformative. Her classes have been called “poetry in motion” as they draw you out of the ordinary and immerse yo in the mystic where you recognize yourself as a sacred being in a radiant world.  


9:00am

Kundalini Anonymous

What did the ancient yogis have to say about addiction and self-destructive behaviors? Masters of the science of the mind, Kundalini yogis were very precise in their techniques to break down these behaviors on the karmic level. Learn powerful meditations and mantras that directly work to repattern the mind to set us up for habits that no longer undermine our Soul’s mission, but carry us in an accelerated fashion to our destiny.

 

What we will cover:

 

-Overview of Kundalini technology as it applies to addiction

-Where Kundalini Technology can support contemporary recovery philosophies such as the Twelve Steps

-Meditations and Kriyas to repattern habits and the mind that will allow for successful changes to stick

 

 

Who this is for:

 

-Yogis interested in a specialized training where yoga and recovery intersect

-Anyone interested in recovery

-Anyone interested in tools for changing habits that are no longer serving them

 

 


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Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa

Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, KRI Certified, L1 & L2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a Teacher Trainer. Sat Nam Rasayan healer and teacher. She directed an Ashram for five years with her husband, SS Babaji Singh, became a teacher of Kundalini Yoga and a Teacher trainer. She is a Reiki Master and certified in EMF. As a teacher trainer she had the privilege to participate with a great team of teacher trainers in Mexico and in the US. She was part of the... Read More →
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Sheel Seidler

Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Kundalini Windansea
Sheel Seidler is the founder of Kundalini Windansea—a yoga and meditation center in La Jolla, San Diego. She is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a certified Hatha Yoga teacher (Ramaswami/Loyala Marymount University). She is also a licensed attorney and has sat on the Committee of Bar Examiners, and the Moral Character Subcomittee evaluating the rehabilitative efforts of candidates wanting to get their license. She is the Vice... Read More →


Monday January 30, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Reiki Level 1 Ceritification Course
Please meet at: 

The Inn at Sunset Cliffs
1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
Point Loma, CA 92107

(Meet at the front door!) 

Bring: water, sunscreen, pen/journal, layers of clothes, blanket or mat, snacks: we will take a break for lunch at 

*This class is not part of the 3-day ticket: you must purchase a ticket for $188 (you can do so at the door on Monday with Shawna directly if you have not paid) 

Everything is energy, yet most of us neglect our energy body. The energy body works like a magnet and is responsible for what we attract in our lives.  The Reiki Level 1 Certification course introduces you to your energy body and does that by allowing you and your healing to be the focus in this class: it is time for you to be “selfish” (which is selfless) as this course is all about self love and self healing teaching you how to release negative energies around and within in you so you can attract the life you want. In this course you will understand how to see yourself as an energetic being and then understand how to identify, connect with and balance this energy. This course provides an in-depth study of the chakra system offering  tools for balancing your energies in an easy and accessible  way while explaining Reiki's history and lineage in a detailed and comprehensive way. You will graduate this course with not only only a certification as a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner, who can efficiently use Reiki for your own self-healing, but also with a deeper understanding for yourself (and why things happen in your life) which will inspire a daily practice of energy balance. This class is all about self love and will teach you how to give Reiki to yourself, your food, your water your environment and even plants and animals!


This course is offered at a special SDYF price! Typically $300, get this course and certification for only $188! The course is led by founder of SDYF and Reiki Master, Shawna Schenk. Shawna also started www.reikicertifications.com  so if you can't stay for the post-conferece or want to get level 2 or take the Reiki Mastership, you can online too. Shawna is also organizing a Reiki Retreat in Hawaii May 27-June 3, where you can get Reiki Level 1 and 2 or work on your Reiki Mastership. Learn more here:
 http://www.yogawithshawna.com/retreats

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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 →


9:00am

Thai Yoga Massage Workshop
Thai Massage is an ancient, sacred, and therapeutic practice that combines rhythmic massage, assisted yoga poses, and acupressure along the energy meridians.  The slow movements of this ancient practice allow the body, mind, and spirit to slow down and realize a true form of relaxation.  Thai massage offers numerous health benefits, including enhancing the circulatory system within the body, releasing any blocked/stagnant energy and allowing harmful toxins to be flushed out of the body.  Thai massage treats the WHOLE person, allowing true healing to transpire. This workshop is truly a healing gift for the body, mind, and spirit.  Elka will teach you key techniques for this ancient healing art form.  With her extensive experience as both a yoga teacher (with tremendous knowledge of yoga adjustments and breathing awareness) and a massage therapist (since 2006), Elka has developed an extraordinary ability to share her knowledge and gifts with a hands-on, applicable style that allows you to immerse yourself into the experience.In this Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage Workshop you will: • Discover the principles and philosophy of Traditional Thai Massage • Learn the traditional prayer and Invocation for the father doctor, Doctor Shivago • Discover the importance of understanding and identifying Sen lines •  Understand how to prepare the body and mind before giving treatment • Learn how to feel your client’s energy and work with a meditative state of mind • Discover body mechanics and techniques • Learn how to give and receive a full hour Thai Massage!

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Elka Haeckel

E-­RYT-­500, Elka Yoga and Wellness Center
Elka is a worldwide yoga instructor who has developed a juicy yoga practice like none other. She’s a certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 Hatha Yoga instructor with additional certifications in Ayurveda, Reiki, Prana Flow, Restorative Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, SUP Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Thai Medical Massage. Elka’s exuberance and passion for teaching, extensive knowledge of yoga philosophy, and holistic health, combined with... Read More →


Monday January 30, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
TBA