14/11/13 09:51 Filed in: Events
Get Your Body And Mind Connected At the 2013 Mahabhuta Yoga Festival
By: Kelly Woodard
Find your inner Zen at the 2013 Mahabhuta Yoga Festival this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 15th-17th at the Sanders Beach Community Center, located at 913 South I Street in Pensacola. The 2nd Annual Mahabhuta Yoga Festival will host 24 regional yoga studios in an amazing 17,500 square foot state of the art water view facility.
There will be twenty-four yoga workshops over the weekend with the “Water” room suitable for 300 people and the “Serpent” room suitable for 75 people. In addition, there will be LED Hoop performances, a marionette show, henna artists, organic & vibrant food, numerous artists and yoga-inspired vendors.
The talented Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band will offer Kirtan, a practice that involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments, on Friday evening, and on Saturday evening, Rising Appalachia will perform on location at Sanders Beach Community Center.
Pensacola was chosen to host the event for its’ natural beauty and Southern charm, however the area also boast a tremendous amount of talented regional yoga teachers, artists, healers, and musicians. With several specialty yoga classes to choose from, there is sure to be something fun, new, and exciting to try, even for the most experienced yog-ees.
Get some are at the festival’s Aerial yoga class. Aerial yoga employs a fabric hammock or “yoga swing” to enhance and deepen traditional yoga postures. Students will receive guidance and support in this beautiful outdoor setting overlooking the water. Enjoy the views of the festival as the swing cradles your body towards a relaxed state. The rhythmic and fluid nature of an Aerial yoga practice connects us to the strength and stability of our core, which allows you to fully release into the depths of surrender.
Sharpen your focus while strengthening your core at the Intro to Slackline yoga class. Come learn this award winning practice which redefines balance as you know it! In this 90 min playshop you’ll learn the basics of the Slackasana series. This includes standing (commitment), kneeling (core strength), sitting (focus), arm balancing (breath), as well as exercises for more seasoned slackers to expand their comfort zone on the line. The Slackline Series is a unique practice that teaches complete body awareness, helping you to redefine your sense of balance and mental focus. This class is for all ages and skill levels; no experience of any kind required. Whether you are a slackline star or have never even heard of slackline before come discover why Yogaslackers Slacklining is one of the fastest growing and most popular yoga practices in the country!
Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.mahabhutayogafestival.com. Single workshop tickets are just $35 or you can buy a workshop bulk pass. A 4 workshop pass is $135, a 6 workshop pass is $200, and an 8 workshop pass is $270. Be sure to purchase your specialty passes for acupuncture for $75, an aerial workshop for $30, reflexology for $75, and 60 minute spa sessions for $75.
A portion of all the proceeds will fund the Mahabhuta Yoga Foundation which will fund a scholarship for a Gulf Coast resident to participate in a local yoga teacher training from one of the participating studios.
For more information or for a full schedule of events, visit www.mahabhutayogafestival.com or call 850-279-4102.