One WHIRL Yoga Fest

+ Healthy Lifestyle Expo

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Point State Park, Pittsburgh. July 25 2015

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About the Event


We’re so excited to be hosting our fourth annual One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo! Join us on July 25 from sunrise to sunset for a day of yoga classes, vendor demonstrations, and good vibes. The picturesque day at Point State Park is perfect for everyone — from the most dedicated yogi, to first-time students.
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6+

hours

of classes and workshops.

20+

Teachers

from our local yoga community.

20+

vendors

that are focused on healthy lifestyles.

Schedule


Bring your mat to one of the 30+ classes held throughout the day. Catering to every level of practice — from expert, to beginner, and everywhere in between! — you’re sure to find a class that fits you.

July 25, 2015

6-7AM
Honor the Sun
Instructor:Dominique Ponko
Tent: One
Rise and flow with the energy of the sun and the community of our beautiful city at Point State Park.
6-7AM
“Better Than Your Morning Coffee” Energizing Sequence
Instructor:Kelly Meeder
Tent: Three
Get your body moving and ready to embrace the day! This class combines simple stretches, sun salutations, and standing poses that lead into energizing back bends and a simple cool down. No caffeine needed.
6:30-7:30AM
Discover Your Luminous Center: Meditation on the Lotus of the Heart
Instructor:Kate Kill
Tent: Two
The lotus is a symbol used in many different traditions. Join us to discover the meaning behind the symbol and the benefits of this special practice through guided meditation.
6:30-7:30AM
Five Tibetan Rites
Instructor:Lori Battist
Tent: Four
This ancient form of “Tibetan Yoga” is designed to help stimulate energy in the body and boost all of the internal systems. Touted as “the fountain of youth” for many individuals, these simple exercises can be done every day at home!
7:30-8:30AM
Salty Power Flow
Instructor: Kelly Metzgar
Tent: One
This breath-based, powerful flow class is designed to kick your asana and leave you in a state of yoga bliss.
7:30-8:30AM
Yoga for Your Heart Chakra
Instructor:Caitlin Lasky
Tent: Three
Tune in to your fourth chakra with this heart-opening sequence, ending in a guided meditation.
8-9AM
Fundamentals of Warrior Poses
Instructor:Jennifer Ferris-Glick
Tent: Two
Explore the Warrior series of yoga postures by channeling your inner warrior. Experience the stories and mythology while learning the foundations of the postures.
8-9AM
Power Flow
Instructor:Joseph Cavarretta
Tent: Four
This engaging power flow class will challenge participants to find their inner strength and ignite their spirit. Leave your sweat behind as you move towards a supple state of power, muscular balance, and peace of mind.
9-10AM
Pilates Mat — Strengthen, Lengthen, and Align Your Spine
Instructors:Clare Westwood and Aubrey Johnson
Tent: One
With the physical and mental stresses we put on our body each day, our spine takes a huge toll. With the Classical Pilates method, you’ll be able to strengthen your core to stabilize all of the movements you do throughout your day.
9-10AM
Pure Barre
Instructors:Jill McShane and Anna Lind
Tent: Three
Utilizing small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat; tones your thighs, abs, and arms; and burns fat in record-breaking time.
9-10AM
Ashtanga Yoga
Instructor:Leta Koontz
Tent: Three
Ashtanga Yoga is an athletic, challenging, and fast-paced style of yoga designed to purify the body and sharpen the mind through a disciplined focus on the breath, the gaze, and the energetic locks of the body. Students who attend this class should be in good physical condition.
9:30-10:30AM
Pranayama: Breathing Techniques to Reduce Stress & Restore Balance
Instructor:Kate Kill
Tent: Four
Pranayama (or breathing exercises) work to re-balance our nervous system and help us connect to a more peaceful energy inside ourselves. Learn postures to prepare the body for breath work, attitudes to create a more peaceful mind, and the actual breathing exercises themselves.
10:30-11:30AM
The Dance, Destruction, Creation of Shiva
Instructor:Jennifer Ferris-Glick
Tent: One
Though Shiva, one of the main deities in Hinduism, is often referred to as “the destroyer,” his dance, Lasya, is a dance of creation. Explore both his dance of destruction, Tandava, and dance of creation through yoga postures, mudras, and a lot of storytime.
10:30-11:30AM
Viniyoga
Instructor:Kristie Lindblom
Tent: Three
Viniyoga is a breath-centered approach to yoga in the tradition of TKV Desikachar. Modern science and ancient traditions combine to bring about transformation in body, mind, and spirit.
11-12PM
Bikram Express
Instructor:Zeb Homison
Tent: Two
A streamlined version of the traditional 90-minute hot yoga sequence, this series includes 26 postures and two breathing exercises (usually performed in a hot room) that help maximize the body’s potential and focus the mind.
11-12PM
Power Flow Yoga
Instructor:Claire Baer
Tent: Four
Power Flow Yoga is an invigorating practice designed to increase strength and endurance, improve flexibility, and connect the body and mind. Through these poses, linked by breath, your mind moves to a back seat and the body takes over.
12-1PM
Slow-Flow
Instructor:Leta Koontz
Tent: One
Our bodies have the quality of “tamas” (heaviness, inertia) and our minds are afflicted with “rajas” (activity, agitation). Learn how to gently move the body to overcome its tamasic nature and focus the mind to bring it into a state of peace.
12-1PM
Spiritual Warrior
Instructor:Michelle Planert
Tent: Three
Experience the energy of a powerful and creative vinyasa sequence that will connect you to your Warrior Spirit within. This will be an energetic flow, drawing life force from our breath and inspiring the connection between mind and body.
12:30-1:30PM
Intro to Acro Yoga
Instructor:Darcy Lyle
Tent: Two
AcroYoga blends traditional yoga asana with partnered acrobatics for a practice that explores the boundaries of strength, balance, and trust. This fun and playful class is open to all levels, and you do not need a partner to participate.
12:30-1:30PM
True North, Baptiste Style
Instructors:Sharon Skittle and Brittany Troyer
Tent: Four
A powerful vinyasa practice, the Journey Into Power sequence incorporates the five pillars of Baptiste Yoga, and builds strength, improves flexibility, creates peace, and uses the elements to guide you through your practice.
1:30-2:30PM
Inspired Power Yoga
Instructor:Stacey Vespaziani
Tent: One
Sweat. Move. Laugh. Let your practice sizzle under the hot July sun with this power vinyasa yoga class, which is open to practitioners of all levels and backgrounds.
1:30-2:30PM
Vinyasa Flow
Instructor:Tatum Boswell
Tent: Three
This fun and energetic vinyasa flow class is accessible to all levels. We will use our breath to focus on opening up the shoulders, hips, and back.
2-3PM
Intro to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga
Instructor:Laura Gorham
Tent: Two
The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, also known as Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy), is the first of six series of the Ashtanga Yoga method that opens, purifies, and heals the body. This series forms the basis for all subsequent series in Ashtanga Yoga.
2-3PM
Beyond Asana: The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Instructor:Kristie Lindblom
Tent: Four
If you’ve ever wanted to bring your yoga off your mat and into your life but weren’t sure how, Patanjali’s Eight Limbs can guide the way. Explore the philosophical fundamentals of the ethical precepts, breath work, postures, and meditation offered in the Yoga Sutras as a comprehensive and transformative approach to life.
3-4PM
Basic Hatha Yoga
Instructor:Debbie Vignovic
Tent: One
Allow this basic hatha yoga class to introduce you to a practice that can bring strength, flexibility, and balance to your life. The class places emphasis on proper alignment and quieting the mind through a focused linking of poses with the breath.
3-4PM
Experience Forrest Yoga
Instructor:Leigh Ann Handel
Tent: One
Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; only a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The practice is founded on four core pillars — breath, strength, integrity, and spirit.

Teachers


Each one of our incredible instructors brings a unique flavor to every class, and we’re thrilled to share their styles with you.

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Thank you to everyone who helps make this event possible! We’re so grateful for the support.

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The One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestlye Expo is put on by WHIRL Publishing here in Pittsburgh. If you have any questions or want to get involved, please let us know:

Location

Point State Park,
Pittsburgh PA

Phone

(o) 412.431.7888
(f) 412.431.7997