In celebration of International Yoga Day, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Mystic Yoga Shala for its first annual YOGAPALOOZA!
YOGAPALOOZA EVENT DETAILS
10 Yoga Classes
Vegan Food, Like-Minded Vendors, Kirtans, Gong Baths, Heartfulness Meditation, Henna and Farmers Market
Enjoy all the above while taking in the beautiful views of the Long Island Sound on the lawn of the UConn Avery Point Campus.
Yogapalooza and classes start at 2:00pm, but participants are able to come anytime between 2:00pm - 9:00pm to partake in as many or as few classes as desired. A new 50 minute yoga class will start on every hour and an overlapping class will start on the half hour.
PARTICIPATING YOGA INSTRUCTORS
Vedaji, a life-long yogi, mystic, and monk, has influenced the lives of thousands of students throughout the world. Having spent his childhood and early adulthood in a monastery in northeast India, Vedaji has continuously searched for answers to life's unanswerable questions. As a practitioner of Advaita Vedanta (self-inquiry) and Bhakti (devotion), he travels around the world to share a process he created called the Chitta Cleanse Technique (CCT). Undergoing CCT allows one to access the highest quality of life through a cleanse of the subconscious mind.
Be Brave Yoga
Danielle has been practicing Yoga in many disciplines for 15 years. Initially drawn to the practice for relief from arthritis, Yoga quickly became so much more than a physical refuge. The spiritual path has lead her to teach yoga that speaks to mind, body, and spirit as a complete system for self-inquiry and healing. Vinyasa yoga is her specialty these days, teaching classes that encourage and empower students through physical movement and personal connection. In addition to power classes, Danielle also guides students through Bhakti Yoga practices in Kirtan and Mantra Workshops and offers support to Yoga Teachers through her workshops and teacher trainings.
Danielle’s teachers include: Vedaji, Annie Q. Simard, Kimberly Charbonneau, Julie Liefeld, Janet Stone, Nikki Meyers, and Dana Walters.
Johnny began his yoga journey in 2010 when he was searching for something to compliment his martial arts discipline. Having practiced and competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 6 years, his body was beginning to fall apart. Years of sports, reckless behavior and burning the candle at both ends were beginning to mount up physically and mentally. What he discovered in his yoga practice exceeded his expectations. He entered with the hopes of gaining physical openings and flexibility. Not long after beginning, he noticed major improvements not only in flexibility and strength but focus, breathing, and the ability to become comfortable in uncomfortable situations. He was hooked. He knew this practice had so much more to offer than just the physical benefits.
Mystic Yoga Shala
Blissworks Yoga & Healing Arts
Trish Reyburn is the owner of Blissworks Yoga & Healing Arts, established in New London, CT in 2004. After being diagnosed in her teen years with RA and Lupus, Trish turned to yoga and natural living to improve her overall health and has now been symptom-free for over 25 years. She began her yoga journey in 1995 and was certified at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in 2000. After exploring many different yoga styles, her heart led her to attain advanced teacher training in the Anusara method of alignment-based yoga. She is an experienced 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher and also leads teacher trainings through Blissworks. Trish believes that yoga is something that can be accessible to all people in its myriad of forms. And during these wild times, it is important to have some quiet time to oneself. Along with asana practice, Trish enjoys singing and leading kirtan, rollerblading, hiking and playing with her wild kitty, Coconut.
I will be teaching an ALL-LEVELS YOGA CLASS
Hot on Bank
Kim Abraham is from The Yoga school at the Kitchen Gallery. Kim has been instructing yoga classes for over twenty years. She focuses on teaching Ashtanga and Yin styles. Kim will be teaching an Ashtanga class.
Mystic Yoga Shala
Maggie started started coming to classes at the Mystic Yoga Shala when she was only 14 years old and she became part of the Seva(work/study) team while still in high school. She moved to Manhattan when she was 17 to pursue her modeling career and was most recently seen on "Americas Next Top Model."
As well as walking the runway in New York Fashion Week and going on castings, Maggie was on the Assisting Team at Baptiste Affiliate, Lyons Den Power Yoga in Chelsea and Tribeca, NYC.
Maggie has also traveled on her own to Kenya to be of service with Africa Yoga Project and received her 200HR YTT under Paige Elensen. Maggie is also an Ambassador for Africa Yoga Project and is currently raising $10,000 for this remarkable non-profit.
Maggie is currently residing in Mystic, CT helping her family and thrilled to be teaching yoga at the Mystic Yoga Shala.
Maggie is also a creative Vegan Chef, carpenter, organizer, interior designer, gardener, and loves to spend time practicing yoga!
Thank you to our Partners!