July 23Point State Park, Pittsburgh5th Annual

2016 ONE WHIRL YOGA FEST

+ Healthy Lifestyle Expo

Presented by UPMC Health Plan

About the Event

Join us on July 23 at Point State Park
from 6 A.M. to 4 P.M. for a day of yoga
and fitness classes, vendor visits, and good vibes.

Schedule

The classes and events surrounding this year's Yoga Fest!
Check back soon for a full schedule.


TBA
Yoga with Birds of Prey

Power Yoga | TBA
Beginner Yoga | TBA | 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
The National Aviary and WHIRL Magazine are teaming up to bring you a yoga class inspired by our amazing birds of prey! A South Hills Power Yoga instructor will lead two unique classes for all ages on SkyDeck. Embrace your inner eagle for Wednesday's Power Yoga class or stretch your wings and soar during Saturday morning's Beginner Yoga class. Tickets are $50 per person and includes general admission to the National Aviary, the class, and a bird of prey hunting demonstration. Participants must bring their own yoga mat.
Advanced registration recommended. Please call 412-258-9445 to register today!

TBA
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6:00-7:00 a.m.
Honor the Sun

Rise with the sun and warm your body with a spiritual and challenging vinyasa flow. Connect to the energy of light and warmth in this ujjayi vinyasa practice.

with Dominique Ponko & Michelle Planert of Yoga Flow

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Clare Westwood of Clearly Pilates & Misty Cauthen of Dragonfly Pilates

This class will explore how and why we move on our mats — approaching, being in, and exiting our postures with a mindfulness infused with intention and awareness! We'll explore a basic flowing sequence linking breath, movement, and a new level of devotion in motion. All levels of students are welcome.

with Kristi Rogers of BYS Yoga

In many religions and cultures, the breath is thought to originate from a divine source. As you breathe in, you breathe in the divine and sacred source. As you breathe out, you breathe out into the divine. That relationship is one of symbiosis and a beautiful reminder that you, yourself, are a sacred vessel. In this vinyasa practice, you will connect to the transcendence that is your breath.

with Jennifer Ferris-Glick of Exhale Pittsburgh

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with Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

Sweat. Move. Laugh. Let your practice sizzle under the hot July sun with this hour-long power vinyasa yoga class set to fun tunes. Open to practitioners of all levels and backgrounds.

with LA Finfinger & Stacey Vespaziani of South Hills Power Yoga

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TBA
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Yoga Asana for Grace and Balance

As you practice asana, you become lighter and more efficient in your body. Join us as we explore gravity and grace in our yoga postures, and leave with a new sense of freedom in the way you carry yourself..

with Kate Kill of The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Yoga Nidra - Powerful Intentions, Peaceful Body

with Jennifer Ferris-Glick of Exhale Pittsburgh

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Mixed Level Pilates Mat Class

Come for some fun! Learn the classical True Pilates method as originally developed by Joseph Pilates. The class will focus on proper core (powerhouse) engagement, alignment, and form and touch upon the six Pilates principles: concentration, control, centering, precision, breath, and flow.

with Lisa Pellow of Touchstone Pilates
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga is an athletic, challenging, and fast-paced style of yoga designed to purify the body and focus the mind through a disciplined focus on the breath, the gaze, and the energetic locks of the body. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Students who attend this class should be in good physical condition.

with Leta Koontz of Schoolhouse Yoga
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Joy-Filled Reflections from the Mat

This all-levels class explores a more playful side of yoga. Leave any misperceptions of what yoga "is" aside and be introduced to a joy-filled practice celebrating a clearer reflection of the yogi in the mirror!

with Paul Richards of BYS Yoga
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Taking It Off the Mat

Explore ways to make yoga philosophy accessible and relevant in today's crazy world, and develop approaches to applying its timeless wisdom on and off the mat.

with Kristie Lindblom
6:00-7:00 a.m.
Exhilarating Sunrise Yoga

This exhilarating sunrise yoga will set the tone for your forthcoming energetic day. The session starts off with a quiet intention that uses the essential oil blend of Peace and Calming II, which features tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli, and several other essential oils to calm, center, and ground our practice. After employing rhythmic dance moves that smoothly transition into a vigorous yoga flow of heat and strength-building movements, the class wraps with gentle sessions, an infusion of Peace and Calming II, and self-Reiki for extra relaxation.

with Felicia Lane Savage of YogaRoots on Location
7:30-8:30 a.m.
TBA

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9:00-10:00 a.m.
Power Flow

By linking the breath to movement, we are able to find comfort in the familiar while challenging ourselves with new things. This dynamic practice increase endurance, strength, and flexibility while tapping in the mind, body, and soul.

with Claire Baer of Yoga Innovations
10:30-11:30 AM
Intro to Acro Yoga: Communication and Playfulness

Acro yoga combines the traditions of yoga, partnered acrobatics, and thai massage. Discover how to work in partnership and connection with your yoga friends to create new potential for strength and balance, as well as healing and restoration. This all-levels class is open to everyone. You do not need a partner or any prior experience.

with Darcy Lyle of South Hills Power Yoga and YogaSlackers
12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Gentle Warrior

Get inspired by yoga's fascinating history, surrounding India's warrior yogis, and empower your gentle practice with a hands-free warrior series. This practice will be breath-centered and geared toward your individual practice. All levels and abilities are welcome.

with Kristie Lindblom
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Ayurveda Lecture

Ayurveda (Sanskrit for “life knowledge”) is the traditional healing system of India. Come and learn about the gunas, doshas, agni, ama, and the Ayurvedic “clock.” Participants will complete a questionnaire to determine their dosha (body/personality type) and the Ayurvedic practices (dietary recommendations, yoga postures, and breath-work) that can help them heal from illness and live in a state of peace and balance.

with Leta Koontz of Schoolhouse Yoga
6:30-7:30 a.m.
Power Fusion

This series is designed to optimize the stabilizing muscles and take you deeper into the flow with a dynamic blend of power flow and Bikram ideas.

with Claire Baer of Yoga Innovations
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Pure Barre: Intelligent Exercise

This full-body workout concentrates on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms. The Pure Barre technique is low-impact and protects your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up!

with Natalie Wagner, Jessica Stanley, and Anna Lind of Pure Barre
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Yoga and Stress Management Lecture

Life is fast-paced and it’s hard not to experience stress from time to time. Learn how to use yoga postures and breathing techniques to relieve stress and feel more balanced.

with Kate Kill of The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Midday Getaway

Learn a fun and energetic flow that truly allows the breath to be the main soundtrack of your practice. Tap into your core and allow fluidity in your movements with yin-like poses before savasana. You’ll jump back in to your day feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

with Dezza Pastor of Salt Power Yoga
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lotus Flow

Experience an adventurous vinyasa flow infused with an inspired playlist that’s uplifting and innovative. Challenge your mind and body through creative transitions into postures as you move through this soulful journey.

with Suzanne Nagel, Amie Ditomasso, and Alexi Biondo of Yoga Flow
2:00-3:00 p.m.
TBA

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with Yoga Factory Pittsburgh

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Teachers

Meet our yoga instructors.


Claire Baer

Claire Baer

Yoga Innovations

Alexi Biondo

Alexi Biondo

Yoga Flow

Amie Ditomasso

Amie Ditomasso

Yoga Flow

Jennifer Ferris-Glick

Jennifer Ferris-Glick

Exhale Pittsburgh

Zeb Homison

Zeb Homison

Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh

John Doe

Kate Kill

The Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh

Leta Koontz

Leta Koontz

Schoolhouse Yoga

Kristie Lindblom

Kristie Lindblom

Independent Instructor

Darcy Lyle

Darcy Lyle

South Hills Power Yoga & YogaSlackers

Suzanne Nagel

Suzanne Nagel

Yoga Flow

Dominique Ponko

Dominique Ponko

Yoga Flow

Michelle Planert

Michelle Planert

Yoga Flow

Paul Richards

Paul Richards

BYS Yoga

Kristi Rogers

Kristi Rogers

BYS Yoga

Felicia Lane Savage

Felicia Lane Savage

YogaRoots on Location

Stacey Vespaziani

Stacey Vespaziani

South Hills Power Yoga

Clare Westwood

Clare Westwood

Clearly Pilates

Vendors

Take break from classes and browse vendor village, filled with healthy lifestlye vendors, food trucks, and more!

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General Admission
$35
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TESTIMONIALS

what people are saying about Yoga Fest

This was my first year at YogaFest…really my first year of doing a yoga practice even though I am 48 years old…and I loved the experience. It was a wonderful day...
Timothy First Time Yogi
Mike and I enjoyed meeting and talking with so many people dedicated to health and wellness.
Jodi and Mike pittsburgh | FIT
I think the best thing that I learned at Yoga Fest was... every yogi had a different story from the last, but all of us wanted one thing. To be healthy and happy in Pittsburgh.
Jess In Pursuit

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Location

  • Point State Park, Pittsburgh
  • yogafest@whirlmagazine.com
  • (412) 431-7888
  • 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.