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In celebration of International Day of Yoga, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce presents our third annual YOGAPALOOZA, June 20, 2024

YogaPalooza 2023 Vertical

Yoga Classes, Vegan Food, Like-Minded Vendors, Kirtans, Gong Baths, Heartfulness Meditation and Henna.


What is there to do at Yogapalooza?

Besides enjoying the magnificent sweeping views of Long Island Sound, fresh air, green grass and good friends, we will present a schedule of outdoor yoga classes where local teachers will lead you through yoga class. Classes will include Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, and Beginners. Look for the Complete Schedule out soon.

Yogapalooza Pricing


18 to 65



Over 65



6 to 17



Under 5


Add On Events, $10 Each

Breath Works, Sound Bath and Shakti Ma and the Rainbow Serpants

Yoga Class Schedule

At Noon, Join us for the Opening Ceremony with Devarshi!


Steven Hartman Yoga

Devarshi Steven Hartman is the Co-Founder of The Pranotthan Yoga School. He Currently leads 200-Hour and 500-Hour Yoga Certification Programs around the country. He has been a student and teacher of yoga and yoga philosophy since 1974,  lived in a spiritual community (ashram) for nearly a decade, was the Director of Professional Trainings and the dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga from 2004-2014, and has dedicated his life to the study and practice of the art and science of yoga. Devarshi is the author of the best-selling audio series, “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita”, as well as, “The Simple Secrets of Inner Peace” and the new Kripalu Yoga DVD, viewed by over 250,000. He has personally trained over 4,500 yoga teachers in a 200 and 500-hour certification programs.

Devarshi’s training has included many years in personal growth classrooms, training with Werner Ehrhardt in EST, Lifespring, LifeStream, ARAS, The New Warrior Program, Avatar Master/Wizard, and of course, yoga with almost every leading yoga teacher of the past three decades. He has been a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles since 1976. He currently resides in Palm Springs and he has two grown children, Patrick and Lucy, plus all the struggles and joys that a full life brings. The terrain of transformational tools for individuals remains his passionate exploration and inquiry.

As a result of this life long pursuit, The LifeQuest Intensive Weekend, Five-Day, and Yearlong Programs designed for sharing tools for transformation and living fully, have been birthed. In this high-powered, yoga-philosophy based program, people wake up to new ways of viewing life, gain tools for healing the past, are guided through experiences for breaking free of limitation, and cultivating the energy to feel and experience life fully, with less fear and more joy, in all circumstances.







Tracy Blasioli


Yin Yoga

Tracy Blasioli is a 500-hour certified Yoga Instructor who offers both Yin and Vinyasa style classes. She leads Yoga & Hiking, Ayurvedic Asana series, Yoga Nidras and Mindfulness Retreats through Blissworks in New London, CT

Kelly Harper

Sessions Wellness

Mandala Flow

Kelly Harper is the Yoga Director of Sessions Wellness in Norwich and Griswold, CT. Kelly is known for her dynamic practices and her uplifting teachings. RYT500 hour-YACEP

Danielle Newton

Be Brave Yoga

Dynamic Vinyasa

Danielle Newton began practicing yoga in 2008 and teaching in 2015. She is a 500-hour Yoga Instructor, Meditation Teacher and Kirtan Leader. Danielle uses the practice to spread inspiration to others through uplifting classes and heart-filled Kirtan. 

Annie Chapman & Maggie J. Skinner

Gentle Yoga 

Join us for a tranquil yoga experience by the sea, where mother and daughter unite to guide you through a gentle practice of harmony and relaxation. Together, you will flow through soothing movements, allowing the rhythm of the waves to inspire your breath and movement.

1:15 PM

Lisa Bragaw

Zen & Now

Flexibility & Mobility Yoga

Lisa Bragaw enjoys learning and sharing what she loves in a positive and playful way! She is the owner of Zen & Now in Niantic and an instructor in Yin, Vinyasa, Roll Model Method® and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP). 

Kristen Ulrich


Vinyasa Yoga

Kristen Ullrich, the owner of Barre Coast in Westerly, RI, has had extensive training in Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Boxing and TRX. She completed her 500-hour training with Jason Crandell in 2022. 

Megan Mulrine

Niantic Yoga Studio

Yoga Mythology Flow

Megan Mulrine is an international yoga teacher trainer and yoga therapist specializing in Bhakti Yoga and the Hindu origin stories of asanas. She runs her yoga school, 

Mountain Flower


A Sacred Connection Ceremony

Mountain Flower Medicine Woman is a master of creating safe spaces for profound spiritual connection, bridging the gap between humanity and the Devine .

A Karuna Reiki Master, she also studied extensivley in Peru.

2:15 PM


3:15 PM

Neiley Rushford Stride

Peace of Space

Mindful Yoga

Neiley Rushford-Snide, the owner of A Peace of Space in Taftville, CT, leads Mindful Yoga Flow that allows students to slow down and pay attention to the present moment. 

Genipher Love


Vinyasa Flow

Genipher Love has been traveling as Gypsee Gen to Connecticut and Rhode Island yoga studios spreading her joy of yoga. Leading from her own personal practice, 

Krissy Plunkett

All That Matters 

Slow Flow

Krissy Plunkett dedicated herself to the practice and study of yoga as a means to provide holistic support for stress relief and anxiety for herself and others.  


Mystic Yoga Shala

Transcendental Yoga Dance

Transcendental Yoga Dance Meditation with Psychedelic electronics music and personal headphones for a fully immersive experience.

4:00 PM

Festival Break SHOP & EAT

Poppi's Planet

Kids Yoga

Ages 4 to 15

4:30 PM

Trish Reyburn


Align & Shine Yoga

Trish Reyburn leads alignment-based yoga classes that bring deep body awareness and presence into the practice. Trish's training includes Kripalu and Anusara Yoga styles which she interweaves into her classes. 

Kathleen Goebel

Love & Light Yoga

Heartfelt Hatha

Kathleen Goebel began her journey with yoga over twenty years ago. It led her to Peru for a mediation certification & Costa Rica to become a RYT200. Kathleen teaches with a focus on body acceptance & self love at Love & Light Healing Studios in Moosup

Charlotte Kading

Living Kula

Gentle Yoga

Charlotte Kading brings her background of yoga scholarship, Tarot card reading and her continued daily reading of sacred texts and their interpretations to her yoga classes

Michelle Vanase

Norwich Park & Rec

Youth Yoga

Yoga is a wonderful tool to help young people learn to manage stress, boost self-confidence and improve mental focus. This class is for age 7-13 and will incorporate movement, breathing and mindfulness practice. Plus have fun

Kirtan Tree Schedule


Trish Reyburn


Danielle Newton


Megan Mulrine


Concetta Codding

Intuitive Art: A Meditative Drawing Experience

Immerse yourself in a transformative journey of self-discovery with our 45-minute Meditative Drawing Session.

Talking Tree Schedule


Rachna Tewari


Rachna Tewari founded Swasthyam Wellness to share her holistic healing work using the sister
sciences of Ayurveda & Yoga.


Justine Wheeler

Justine Nicole Entertainment


Join Justine, a professional hooper, to learn tricks and explore moving your body in this playful way. There will be many options available to make this class accesible to all - kids through adults, all ages are welcome 🙂



Steven Hartman Yoga



Joan Dwyer

Infinite explorer of the Universe

Living Your Dharma Out Loud

Joan Dwyer is founder of All That Matters yoga and holistic health center in RI.

Yogapalooza Add On Experiences

$10 Each

Johnny & Bethany Breathwork for Emotional Release

Branford House East Wing
Noon and 3:15 PM

Shawn Aceto: Sound Bath

Branford House Ballroom
1:15pm and 4:30pm

*KIRTAN* Shakti Ma and the Rainbow Serpants

Shakti Ma translates as Divine Mother.  

Shakti is the Hindu concept of Cosmic Feminine Creative Energy.   

Branford House West Wing

Born Barbara Ann McLeod April 8, 1966 in Mystic CT, Shakti Ma has focused on the healing vibration of sound + mantra since childhood.  Her fascination with world cultures comes through in her music, which combines ancient mantras + prayers with atmospheric sounds + rhythms.
Early on, Shakti felt connected to source through nature + song.  Growing up Ma would spend hours talking to plants, trees, animals, + clouds…singing with the birds, planting in the garden, dancing in the grass.  Around age 11, Shakti developed a meditation/yoga practice + sang in the church as a soloist + in choirs.  Ma  began singing blues + rock songs in local smoky venues.  Her continued practice of mantra, massage, meditation, nutrition, reiki, etc, have brought her through the heavy times into the brilliance of life.
Now the smoky blues + raspy rock tones seep through in her vocal style.  The blend of her angelic clear soprano with her moody sultry alto allow her to expose all of the colors in her voice.  Her sorrowful past brings depth + vulnerability while her spiritual influence delivers a sense of hope.  Her emotional devotion draws the listener deep into themselves, allowing the spark to ignite their own inner Light.  Shakti Ma consciously chooses to fill her mind + life with healing vibrational patterns.  Her passion is to share her songs of joy, love, + gratitude to help others heal themselves.


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