ASANA MAIN TENT
Rise and Shine Like the Sun with Naomi 9:00-10:00 am
Enjoy a creative, alignment-based vinyasa class lead by NAOMI GOTTLIEB-MILLER so you can shine like the sun, all day long.This class will incorporate clear alignment cues to support you while you move through fun and unusual yoga sequences. The flow will build from the beginning of class until the end, starting with a simple foundation and layering on more complex variations and transitions as we progress. All levels of yogi are welcome to this playful, celebratory, yoga class which will give you a boost of radiant energy to last you all day long!
Dancing With Shiva with Daniel 12:00-1:00 pm
Shiva is the first teacher. The teacher of teachers and represents nothingness, stillness, silence and living beyond ignorance and obstacles. He is the annihilator of the false identity, destroyer of the time-bound self and the gateway to the timeless dimension of the SOUL. Shiva is the alchemist, the one who can drink poison and turn it into nectar, teaching there is nothing to hold onto, only nectar to share. In this Sattva Yoga journey we'll use pranayama, kriya, laya, hatha asana and ecstatic movement all fused together with music and live kirtan to break through the confines of the mind and enter the dimension of the TIMELESS SELF.
Live Music with Maykas 1:30-2:30 pm
Underpants Yoga with Debriana 2:45-4:00 pm
Underpants Yoga comes to DC! This class has been rocking Burning Man and festivals around the country. Designed by seasoned teachers including DC-based Debriana Berlin, the interactive poses make every point of contact between people important, bringing a rush of energy and relief. There will be interactive games, vinyasa flow, and a juicy people pile. Come and connect with other yogis, touch, laugh, cry. Bask in the group energy. Practice in your underpants and free your soul, beautiful people!
Music by Choppy Oppy Live 4:15-5:45 pm
Slow Flow with Debra 6:00-7:00 pm
A deep and nourishing class that will fortify your spirit and bring you into balanced state. We will flow through gentle poses and sequences while taking time to soften into longer stretches and moments of stillness. This class will include essential oils to deepen your experience in practice.
EDGEWOOD ARTS CENTER
Yin Yoga: Surrender and REST with Manisha 8:45-9:45 am
Yin yoga encourages our bodies to surrender and release. With our bodies and minds in a place of alertness the majority of the time, fully resting and letting ourselves feel supported can be challenging. Through long held, floor based poses, we will give our bodies and minds time to let go and connect with the yin or feminine energy of our beings. Working with the subtle body to promote the flow of energy, we also have the opportunity to move deeper into meditation and connect in with the vast wisdom that lies within us.
Primal Yoga® Flow with Jennie 10:00-11:00 am
Primal Yoga® Flow is a fluid and thoughtfully sequenced class that combines movement and breath to cultivate the flow of Qi and pranic energy throughout the body. We seamlessly blend yoga with fluid movements inspired by Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Kung Fu into a harmonious dance to create balance, strength and synergy in our physical and emotional bodies. With an emphasis on breath, fluidity and intelligent alignment-based sequencing, Primal Yoga® Flow taps into our body's own innate wisdom to unlock the healing potential within.
Turn Your World Upside Down with AcroYoga with Dean, Lili, and Elise 11:15 am-1:00 pm
AcroYoga combines the grace of yoga with the excitement of acrobatics and the joy of working in community. By embodying the roles of base, flyer, and spotter we develop skills in communication, confidence, and trust. Join DEAN, LILI, and ELISE for this all levels workshop. Beginners and practiced acroyogis are all welcome, no partner needed. We will work on foundations of partner flying, alignment and technique, and will teach a joyful flow that you can take home with you.
Contact Improv with Darrell 1:15-2:45 pm
Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact. The form was founded in 1972 by Steve Paxton. Integrating his background as a modern dancer and his studies in the martial art form Aikido, Steve developed Contact Improv through explorations with his students and colleagues at the time. This dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. (www.contactimprov.com)
Yoga Nidra with Heather 3:00-4:00 pm
Yoga Nidra, known as Yogic Sleep, is a practice of deep relaxation located at the intersection of sleep and waking consciousness. Yoga Nidra is practiced laying down in a comfortable position with the eyes closed. Though it is called 'Yogic Sleep' practitioners remain awake and alert to the sensations of the body to access a deep state of relaxation through the withdrawing of the senses. Practitioners are guided through a detailed body scan and visualizations to encourage the deepest possible relaxation of the body and mind. This style of Yoga Nidra is inspired by the teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra. Sri Dharma says that one session Yoga Nidra is as restful as three hours of normal sleep. You will emerge from this practice feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! This session will be lead by HEATHER HONESTEIN.
TrueU Presents: Miss Representation (film screening, panel, reflection) 4:45-8:00 pm
WORKSHOPS @ LATELA ART GALLERY
Guided Meditation with Lucy 9:45-10:30 am
Mindful Sit and Bike Ride with Jack 12:00-2:00 pm
Jack will lead the group in a 15 minute sitting meditation at the Edgewood Arts Center, directing attention into the body in the present moment. The group will then mount bicycles silently and explore the connection between cycling, space, thoughts and feeling for an hour long moderate impact ride along the MBT up to Fort Totten and back down into Brookland. The group will close out with a sitting meditation at the Edgewood Arts Center, with possible time for group sharing.
Guided Meditation with Chantae 2:15-3:15 pm
BLUEBIRD SKY YOGA, 3101 12th Street NE
ARTOGA Vinyasa and Paint with Arlet 12:30-1:30 pm & 3:00-4:00 pm
Come prepared to practice, PAINT, and think positive thoughts! Just bring yourself and your mat. Your instructor will guide you through incorporating a painting into your yoga practice with fun and ease. Arrive early to grab your practice station - especially if you're coming with a group of friends!
All materials included EXCEPT yoga mats. SPACE IS LIMITED, WORKSHOPS ARE FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE!
SACRED MEDICINE TEA TENT
Kirtan 10:00-10:45 am & 12:45-1:30 pm
Kirtan lead by EMMA & WYNNE PARIS
Essential Oils Workshop with Meredith 11:15am-12:15 pm
Herbal Alchemy and Transformation with April 2:00-3:00 pm
“The only constant is change.” If you are here on Earth, every day there is death and rebirth of life, moments, and our emotions. Plants of all types shift consciousness as we consume, breathe, and share space with plant intelligence. Tapping into the energy of the plants we can move through transformation with ease and grace, managing stress, anxiety, and fear associated with changes. Join April Rameé as we taste, touch, and smell herbal plants that increase mental strength, stamina, adaptability, opening the heart, and support through the process of a transformational life. How does working with plants during our personal, social, and economical transformations prime us for a continued existence in the divine of every moment? Let’s play alchemy, taste, and discuss!
Mala Beads and Setting Intentions Workshop with Hannah 3:30-5:00 pm
Join Hannah Skedsvold, Malabella Jewels creator and designer, as we delve into the sacred practice of using Malas and setting intentions. Together we’ll discover the meaning behind Mala beads, how we can incorporate them into our daily lives, and how to use them to set intentions. Hannah will also lead a setting intentions ritual to help you find your ideal mantra, and will end with a guided meditation using your new mala bracelet.
Please bring a journal, pen, and yoga mat.