Saturday, September 08 from 09:00 - 11:00
Join us for a playful community practice to welcome the day and kick off the festival right! We will gather on the Speedway Meadow lawn directly in front of the main stage. Bring your mat!
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism and inspirational style of teaching. A strong and articulate voice for social change, she started her activism work by creating the yoga program for L.A. shelter “Children of the Night”. Since 2006, her work has been focused on training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World® and bringing awareness to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Over the last 20 years of her career, Seane has been featured in magazines, Oprah.com, The Huffington Post, numerous radio programs such as NPR, and four self-authored dvd programs, and in 2005, was named the National Yoga Ambassador for YouthAIDS. She sits on the board of both the Cambodian Children’s Fund and the Engage Network.
The Body and Beyond
Vinyasa means to link movement with breath. In this unique and challenging class, we will explore the multifaceted dynamics of Vinyasa Flow yoga, including focusing on proper alignment, pranayama, meditation, reflection and prayer. Through the integration of asana, proper breathing techniques and conscious intention, learn how to experience the creative and powerful practice of Vinyasa Flow as a devotional expression of life -beyond the body. This meditative dance not only strengthens, tones and stimulates all the various systems of our bodies, but also initiates us to the knowledge that there is no separation of the mind and body, matter and consciousness, heaven and earth- you and I. This spirited class is designed for anyone who is open in the journey of yoga beyond the body. It is a intensive that combines fact with faith and offers a unique and soulful approach to deepening both the individual practice, as well as, classroom experience. Experience with Sun Salutes A and B is recommended.
Jeffrey and Andrea taught in NYC, before moving to Charleston, SC to open the only Jivamukti Yoga school in the US outside of NY. They are long time students of Sharon Gannon and David Life-masters, pioneers, and co-creators of the Jivamukti Yoga method- and have the honor of training hundreds of certified Jivamukti teachers. Ambassadors of yoga, presenting classes, retreats, & workshops world wide, their lives are in loving serving to the teachings of yoga, and all beings who desire to be powerful & peaceful. They have been called; authentic, moving, fun, challenging, innovative, musical, straightforward, scholarly, inspirational, exacting, and provocative. Collaborations with Russell Simmons, Martha Stewart, Lady Ruth Lauer-Manenti and others include videos, radio, and the books An Offering of Leaves and Sweeping the Dust. They also produce music and spoken word albums including The Jais' debut album "Blow Horn", and the Gannon and Life Spoken Word Series.