Yoga has become apart of the growing movement for stepping away from technology, exploring the mind and westernizing an ancient health practice sourced in India. Without much effort one can find a yoga studio nearby offering everything from meditation, beginner, advanced as well as workshops depending on a client’s busy schedule. At a broader level there are also yoga festivals (Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle – sound familiar?) and conferences, which are highly popular among seasoned yogis or those adventurous with extreme balancing postures. Those who attend these large events are bound to be rushed from one workshop to the next, juggling bags of free coco water, flyers, oil samples, clothes and their yoga mat in time to find a tiny seat for the teacher. For those events, you find yourself squeezed alongside hundreds of other yoginis, all of whom have slotted their times around their teachers.
Now comes a different kind of yoga summit that takes away all the hurry and stress out of experiencing yoga in the most easing and non-abrasive form. YogaNation on Tour is a new model to the yoga world that will suit students of all levels who wish to receive teaching come straight to them. See what this innovative tour has to offer below , as Convo Labs partners with PTC Productions to spread the new model to yoginis across America.
YOGA NATION debuts inaugural national tour of weekend yoga intensive in Austin, Texas
3-day experience led by noted instructors, aid local non-profit Community Yoga Austin
New York, NY- YogaNation On Tour will kick off its first season in Austin, Texas metro area on January 31-February 2, 2014 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa near Cedar Creek. The conference begins its domestic tour across America and offers 9 classes, guided meditation, workshops/demos, faculty Q&A, Friday Night Kirtan and Saturday night dance party hosted by Derek Beres of EarthRise SoundSystem. Saturday night’s party will hosts guests from the local community involved in art and wellness including tarot card readers and massage therapists. Unlike other large yoga events or festivals, participants receive the various styles of instruction in one room without the need to rush to other areas to experience all instructors. Lodging is also available for a discount for those who wish to enjoy the other amenities of the location.
The featured Austin Instructors include Dana Flynn, Faith Hunter, Sadie Nardini, Derek Beres and local guests Chrispy Bhagat Singh, Mateo J. Daniel, Tyler McCoy and Joshua Param Sevak & The Austin Bhakti Tribe. The traveling experience also gives attendees a sample of the region’s well-respected yoga studios including Bfree Yoga Austin, Hyde Park Yoga Co., Four Elements Yoga & Fitness and YogaBlackLagoon.com and the YogaRecipe.com. Leading up to the event, celebrated yoga studios will be contributing a portion of donation classes towards the selected charity, Community Yoga. Also, all attendees will have an opportunity to give back with onsite raffles during the weekend event. For more information about the instructors and to see the full weekend schedule, visit the YogaNation website.
Friday, January 31, 4pm Check-In, 6pm Session followed by Kirtan
Saturday, February 1, 8:00am – 5:30pm & 7:30 p.m. Dance Party!
Sunday, February 2, 8:00am – 5:30 pm Closing
Hyatt Lost Pines, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines, TX 78612
Tel: (512) 308-1234. Participants receive a hotel discount when mentioning YogaNation.
More about YogaNation On Tour:
YogaNation was born of our constant desire to find more time for yoga in our own busy lives…to stop and just breathe and reawaken our inspiration, both on and off the mat. YogaNation creates a unique setting with rotating instructors while you stay grounded in one room. Not only will you expand your practice, the weekend will also give you time to relax, renew, and connect with YogaNation Family! When you practice in one city, you’re already connected to hundreds of other yogis and yoginis in many other tour cities – become a part of the YogaNation at large!
Community Yoga’s mission is to expand the practice of yoga to lower socioeconomic and at-risk populations who may not otherwise have access to classes, and to facilitate training and volunteer opportunities to serve these populations for yoga instructors and members of the yoga community. We believe the benefits of yoga will change the current paradigm of society regarding poverty and rehabilitation, exponentially benefiting our community. Since its founding, in 2010 Community Yoga has introduced the practice of yoga to kids of all ages, seniors, prisoners, vets, folks in recovery, folks in shelters, and folks just wanting to find a bit more inner peace in their lives. During 2012, Community Yoga provided more than 450 classes to folks in our community. Learn more at http://www.community-yoga.org.