Class Descriptions

Mark Longenecker

Primal Flow Yoga with Mark Longenecker

Primal Flow yoga is the re-awakening of our primal nature. This works by releasing our blocked energy and uniting our sacred masculine energy wit hour divine feminine energy.

Kishori & the Kartels – Kishori (Kelly) Skinner

Bhakti Flow

Bhakti yoga is the practice of devotion and offers an opportunity to add depth and dimension to your asana practice. A dynamic Vinyasa flow is the core of this class, inviting students to move with intention and in rhythm with the breath. This soulful style of yoga is rooted in yogic philosophy and wisdom, and infused with mantras and insights on how to expand your yoga practice beyond the mat and into everyday life. Class begins and/or ends with live harmonium music and beautiful kirtan (melodic Sanskrit chanting) to set the tone for an uplifting journey into mind, body, and spirit. Bhakti is a celebration of and surrender to the divine within each and every being. Come with an open mind and heart, and leave feeling revitalized and re-inspired.

Liz Ridgely

Body Temple: A Tantric Dance Workshop

“This workshop will focus on exploration of the central energy pillar in our spine known as Sushumna. This nadi or meridian is a conduit for energy from Heaven to Earth and back again that runs down the middle of the spine, connecting all chakras from root to crown.
The workshop will combine traditional tantric techniques, Qi-Gong, somatic experiencing, and ecstatic/intuitive dance to support practitioners in gaining more pranic awareness, clearing energetic blockages, developing more somatic intelligence, find stability and awaken to the luminosity within. ”

 

Slow Motion Potion – a slow + spicy vinyasa class

“This practice will invite you to slow down and feel the power of each subtle movement in a spicy vinyasa flow. Moving slowly in practice does not mean easy: it is a skill, it is pleasurable and it asks for more discipline. It is powerful when we consciously slow down and FEEL the feedback from our bodies (physical, emotional, energetic, mental and bliss bodies)

We will be focusing on side body opening, somatic awareness and breath intelligence. The practice will be intentionally cued and sequenced to take you deeper into yourself and support connecting to your inner luminosity. ”

 

Inner Union: Discovering your Innate Wholeness

Al Jameson

The Dragonfly Path – Integrating After A Transformational Experience

“Have you ever needed a process to help you integrate after a transformational experience?

The Dragonfly Path is a 90-day self-realization and integration journey using the principle of habits leading to experiences and experiences leading to creations. Rooted in the fundamentals of the Four Agreements and learning to be the observer, you will develop the skills necessary to guide your inner self and vibrate at a higher level.

You will leave with journal prompts and feel empowered that your transformational experience will translate to your daily life.”

Vikrant Rana

Tantric Kundalini Awakening

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Healing The Self With Sound

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Guided Meditation: The path of Non-duality

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Swardas Meghva

Swar to God Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga prying kirtan Bhakti Bhajan

 

Teaching Bhakti Yoga

Anybody can join

Dana Kaplan

Laughter Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Known for her Yoga Nidra)

“Laughter Yoga is a unique kind of mind-body exercise, which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Anyone can laugh without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is initially simulated as a physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting childlike playfulness. In most cases this soon leads to real and contagious laughter. Science has proven that the body cannot differentiate between simulated and real laughter. Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought. It bypasses the intellectual systems that normally act as a brake on natural laughter.

Scientifically, it has been proven that twenty minutes of laughter is sufficient to develop full physiological and psychological benefit. Some of the proven health benefits of Laugher Yoga include: Reduced stress levels; Boosting of the immune system; Reduced pain; Elevated mood; Happy brain chemistry; Improved circulation; & Greater feelings of kindness, joy, forgiveness & love.

Laughter Yoga is an easy, fun and super-effective way to release stress while inviting more joy into one’s life. It is appropriate for children of ALL ages and all levels of fitness. No prior experience is necessary. Come see for yourself why there are over 10,000 Laughter Clubs in over 120 countries around the world!”

Chad Patrick

Yoga Nidra Grounding into Vermont

“Join me in a deeply grounding Yoga Nidra class amidst the beauty of Vermont’s picturesque mountains. This OM festival setting serves as the perfect opportunity to absorb the sights, sounds, and sensations of the natural world around us, and to tap into the quiet stillness that can be found there. This session is an invitation to be present with yourself, to explore the movement and sensations of the body, and to cultivate ease in the mind.

Yoga Nidra is the practice of “”yogic sleep”” – a state of conscious relaxation that takes you into a deep, restful state of being. Through soothing, guided meditation, we will explore the subtle realms of the body and mind, and connect with the grounding energy of the earth beneath us. Our journey together will begin with gentle movement and breathing exercises, designed to release tension and bring a sense of balance to the system. We will then move into a series of guided visualizations and body scans, using the power of our imaginations to create a sense of safety and groundedness within the body.

Throughout the practice, you will be encouraged to drop into a state of deep relaxation, releasing any striving or efforting, and allowing yourself to simply be. Through this profound state of relaxation, we can connect more deeply with ourselves, dissolve stress and anxiety, and cultivate a sense of peace and tranquility that we can carry with us long after the class has ended.

This class is open to all levels of experience and is especially suited to those seeking to release stress and tension and connect with a deeper sense of presence and grounding. Come journey with me into the quiet stillness within, and emerge feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and fully embodied.”

 

Vinyasa Flow 1-2

“Yoga is a practice that is deeply rooted in spiritual, mental, and physical wellness. It helps to connect the mind, body, and spirit, promoting flexibility, strength, balance, and emotional well-being. Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic flow practice that will synchronize breath and movement. It will be an invigorating and transformative practice that helps to build physical and mental resilience. This class is designed to teach students the basic principles of vinyasa yoga while focusing on opening the heart and cultivating the breath.
This class will be designed to help students integrate their breathing, movement, and intention. The focus is on creating an internal heat that helps to enhance the flow of oxygen and nourishing energy throughout the body. This class will also help students to develop a deeper connection with their breath and move beyond their physical limitations.
The class will begin with a brief grounding sequence, followed by a warm-up sequence that will prepare the body for the vinyasa flow. Opening the body through sun salutations that will be used to stimulate the breath and create a sense of space in the body. The focus will then shift to a standing sequence that will help to cultivate stability and build strength. This sequence will include warrior poses, lunges, and balancing postures.
Heart-opening poses will be offered through the practice and these poses will help to open the chest, shoulders, and upper back, inviting a sense of ease and courage. Closing with seated bends and twists to calm the mind and ease tension in the body. This yoga vinyasa flow class will be designed to support students in cultivating a greater sense of presence, self-awareness, and compassion for themselves and others. The focus on opening the heart and cultivating the breath will help students bring harmony and balance to their physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. With regular practice, students can expect to experience increased strength, flexibility, and improved overall well-being.”

OPENING CEREMONY

led by Anthony Profeta & Dana Kaplan

Cornflower

YouMeWe Ecstatic Vocal Yoga with Cornflower

“YouMeWe Ecstatic Vocal Yoga Experience with Cornflower. This experience assists the individual to uncover and harness their authentic voice in a “mistake-free zone” and developing more inspiring, conscious, heart-centered relationships with themselves and their Community.

“One of the simplest and most direct ways of praying and meditating is through singing and singing in community is exceptionally powerful.”
~ Bobby McFerrin”

Lan Scott

Slackline

Let’s explore body awareness through slackline!

Jamil Apostol

Live Kirtan

“Experience the transformative power of Kirtan with Janardana Das, a masterful musician and devoted spiritual practitioner. Join us for an enchanting evening filled with soul-stirring melodies, rhythmic drumming, and heart-opening chants. Janardana’s dynamic presence and infectious energy create an atmosphere of joy, unity, and transcendence as we come together to connect with the divine through the ancient practice of Kirtan.

Immerse yourself in the sacred vibrations of mantra chanting as Janardana leads us on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. With his soulful voice and expert musicianship, he effortlessly guides participants into a state of deep meditation and blissful harmony. Whether you’re new to Kirtan or a seasoned practitioner, Janardana’s inclusive approach welcomes all to join in this uplifting celebration of love and devotion.

As the rhythms of the tabla and harmonium intertwine with Janardana’s melodious vocals, you’ll be transported to a realm of inner peace and tranquility. Let go of your worries and immerse yourself in the timeless melodies of the heart as we chant, dance, and surrender to the divine presence within and around us. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of live Kirtan with Janardana Das and awaken your spirit to the beauty of Bhakti Yoga.”

Chris Andrews

Discovery Your Sensory Superpower!

Your physical senses are powerful gateways that connect you with life on a deeper level. There is one sense that is strongest for you- your Sensory Superpower. Join Intuitive Emma Andrews for this practical, interactive workshop to activate your intuition, deepen your relationship with yourself and spark positive transformation in your life!

 

Activate your Intuition!

Within you is a quiet voice that is always guiding you towards your highest good. This is the voice of your Intuition. Join Intuitive and Medium Emma Andrews to learn the basics of intuition- how it works and how you can easily use it to improve all aspects of your life. Combining Chris’ Feel Good Flow QiGong with Emma’s practical methods for accessing intuition, this experience will leave you feeling relaxed, inspired and connected to the magical flow of life!

Matthew Andrews

Secrets of the Veda – Ancient Teachings for Modern Living

“Have you heard of the Rig Veda? It’s the root text of the Sanskritic yoga traditions. It’s been widely neglected and poorly understood by most modern yoga practitioners. But its symbols conceal a cosmology and practical teachings about psychology, spiritual aspiration, and human evolution.

100 years ago Sri Aurobindo brought revelatory insights to this ancient text. In this 75 minute workshop, Matthew will share these insights and their immediate implications for life in our modern world.”

Life and Death in the Katha Upanishad

“The Katha Upanishad is a treasure trove of profound revelations about life, death, pleasure, pain, longing, and realization. It captures the spirit of the Upanishads in a direct and immediate way with a conversation between a young spiritual aspirant and Death himself.

The longing to know is the catalyst for all spiritual aspiration, and it’s planted in every human at birth. In this workshop, Matthew will share key teachings from the Katha Upanishad and help attendees make the connection between the longing of Nachiketas and their own innate desire to know what is real. ”

Sudhir Shah

Let’s TALK Yoga – Self Discovery to Self Mastery

“Today, at least in the Western world, yoga is seen as another exercise class to take at the gym or at a yoga studio, something that will make your muscles sore for days afterward or at least de-stress you. For thousands of years, the term “yoga” encompassed many things, First and foremost, these ancient versions of yoga were mostly spiritual practices, involving meditation and self mastery. Self-Mastery is the ability to recognize, understand, conquer, and make the most out of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self.
This session will take you on a journey from self actualization to self discovery to self creation and ultimately to self mastery.”

Consciousness and Science

The question of consciousness has been examined by philosophers and theologians for millennia; for the longest time, debating the nature of consciousness was the exclusive purview of philosophers. But recently a shift has taken place: scientists are getting into the game. Understandably, if science is to be at the cutting edge, it has to be about questions that no one is willing to ask. Has the nature of consciousness finally shifted from a philosophical question to a scientific one that can be solved by doing experiments? The purpose of this session is to challenge and shake up our intuitions about consciousness and to explore the subject by questioning, observing and wondering, and NOT concluding.

Toni Ferrarie

Yin Yoga. Bliss for Your Hips and Back.

“Yin Yoga offers a profound journey into relaxation and rejuvenation. Focused on holding passive poses for extended durations, Yin targets the deep connective tissues. In this workshop, we will focus on the hips and back. This deliberate approach cultivates flexibility, releases tension, and stimulates a profound sense of well-being.

Deep stretches held for an extended period go beyond the superficial muscles, delving into the fascia and ligaments. As the body settles into each shape, the breath becomes a guide, fostering mindfulness and a tranquil connection between mind and body. The sustained postures encourage surrender, inviting practitioners to explore the edges of comfort with patience and acceptance.

The magic of Yin lies in its ability to unlock stored energy and promote the free flow of life force throughout the body. This not only alleviates physical discomfort but also nurtures a serene mental landscape.

Embrace the stillness, invite serenity into your hips and back, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal through the beautiful practice of Yin Yoga.”

 

Sounds of Serenity Gong Bath

“Embark on a soul-soothing journey with our Sounds of Serenity Gong Bath, a unique exploration of healing through harmonious sounds in tune with Mother Earth. Immerse yourself in the transformative vibrations of gongs, singing bowls, and native instruments, carefully curated to resonate at the natural frequency of the earth.

A Gong Bath is foundational for profound healing. As the sacred sounds fill the space and your soul, you’ll experience a symphony of tranquility, aligning with the earth’s own harmonies. Establishing a 432 Hz frequency, known for its resonance with nature, the sound-healing promotes peace, a sense of balance and well-being.”

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FESTIVAL CLOSING CEREMONY

Vikrant Rana & Samantha Grout.

Join us as we come together after 5 magical days together. This yearly retreat festival experience has been created to help you set your intentions, reset and renew your mind, body and soul in Vermont. Get ready for OM24!