Saturday September 28th
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Set up Camp/Early Arrival
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
For everyone to participate
Opening Ceremony Bhante Soma From The Blue Lotus Temple
Blessing of the Festival/ Karen Kovacs President of Amethyst Retreat Center
11:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. *Featured Presenter*
"Internationally recognized yoga teacher, J. Brown, and host of the popular J Brown Yoga Talks Podcast ....presenting his signature offering.... Gentle is the New Advanced."
This is J’s signature offering that he has given to thousands of teachers and students around the world. At once both a revolution and a return to the ancient roots of yoga. In this gentle, therapeutic, breath-centered approach, we are making the body strong and flexible — but we go about it in a way that also encourages useful patterns of thought and behavior.
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
For everyone to participate
Performance by Mirabai Moon (Kirtan)
A soulful, beautiful transmission of the Divine...Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon offers a passionate embrace of the Divine Essence through the Bhakti yoga practice of call and response chanting of sacred mantras.
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Ulysses and Rachel Wilson From Om My Yoga Camp Hill ,Open Area (Acro Yoga)
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
All Levels/ Beginner Friendly / Large Tent Area
Erica Jo Shaffer Self Care Workshop
Everyone needs Love! We will chat about how we tend to ourselves, the receiving balance to the giving. The luxury of nourishing Self Love, and noticing how we navigate The Beautiful One known as You! We will each craft a 4oz herbal salt bath soak to take home. We will use rose petals, Amethyst lavender, Himalayan pink salt, Dead Sea salt, Epsom salt and essential oils, each of us blending with intention and our own unique magic.
Large Om (AUM) Circle with Everyone
Be sure to join this opportunity to deepen the entire community, weaving and expanding at the festival. Pulse your intentions and ripples of love into the world! Love loves to be shared. OM chanting brings people together to share the positive vibrations of this mystic sound. OM vibrates love for Mother Earth in both our local communities, and also connecting to nations around the world. We will do a few rounds of OM (AUM), and a few rounds of Shanti (peace), together receiving a beautiful community experience.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
All Levels/ Beginner Friendly / Inside House
Paul Shambhu Anand From Armit Yoga Nidra (Yoga Nidra)
Yoga Nidra is an ancient sleep-based meditation technique that has the power to take you to the innermost, deepest levels of relaxation where your whole body and being is permeated by peace of mind and profound stillness. It unlocks the mystical, integrative powers of the subconscious, as well as your higher centers of consciousness, to effortlessly erase your most tenacious, self-destructive habits and behavior patterns. It is said by yogis that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is as restorative as three hours of sleep.
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
All Levels/Beginner friendly
Sudha Allitt From Kula Kamala Foundation & Yoga Ashram Reading (Mata Shakti The Mother & Her Mudra)
Mata Shakti means Divine Mother Power. Mudra are gestures or seals that generate and organize power within our being. Shakti is the generator of power. Mata Shakti is the power. Power manifests itself in many ways including Para Shakti, Iccha Shakti, Kriya Shakti, and Kundalini Shakti. During this session Sudha Mataji will discuss these four powers of Shakti and lead attendees in a series of mudra meditations known to illuminate their qualities. There will be time for reflecting and Q & A. Are you ready for a journey into the subtle yet powerful realm? Join us in these gestures of awakening. This session is appropriate for all levels of experience.
SECOND AREA | STAGE 2
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.
Beginner/ All Levels
Sabrina Kish From Befit Yoga & Mind (Ashtanga)
In this class you will be introduced to the practice of Ashtanga yoga based off the Primary Series. Ashtanga yoga is a revived, ancient form of hatha yoga that involves ujjayi (loud) breath. What is the class offered hands on assist (optional)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Jyoti Susan Kiskis From Yogic Living with Susan Jyoti (Workshop on Yoga and the Elements)
In this 101 level workshop, participants will learn about the connective nature of yoga and the five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether). Elements and their relationship to the practice of yoga (pranayama, meditation, mantra), along with chanting, yogic and ayurvedic philosophy, and lifestyle practices will be explored. This workshop is a way for current yoga students and teachers to develop a deeper relationship with the esoteric aspect of yoga and their own connection to the universe.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lena Hershey Anahata Yoga From Carlisle (All Levels Yoga)
This class is appropriate for practitioners of all levels of experience. From beginners to seasoned yogis, everyone will find something to enjoy in this flowing, rhythmic practice to the tune of your breath. We will warm up during Sun Salutations, explore some standing and balancing poses, “profoundly delightful” twists, and relax and unwind in Savasana. If you brought props with you (blocks, straps, bolsters), it would be beneficial (but not required) to have them with you in this class.
THIRD AREA | STAGE 3
11:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Sukh Prakash Kaur From West End Yoga in Lancaster (Kundalini)
Today’s class we will be balancing the minds & strengthening our meditative mind so we may connect to the Cosmos & live our divinity. We will open our hearts & live our Souls purpose. We will be working with our intuition so it may guide our passions to live from our Radiance & attract all we need to live our Sata Nama ; our True Essence.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Maelis Mittig From Rockville, MD (Bounce Yoga Solar Flow)
Bounce Yoga Solar Flow: Just like adding pep to your step, we add bounce to your yoga practice. Get ready to learn about "bounceability," our ability to find a springiness, a light bounce, in each movement. With a focus on alignment, power and chakra yoga, this class will include asanas designed to activate our solar plexus, cultivate resiliency, and tap into our core willpower. We will begin with a short meditation focused on balancing the solar plexus chakra (Manipura), connecting to the therapeutic powers of the color yellow, and end with a restorative savasana. Looking forward to a productive Saturday? Start here.
4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Emilie Charlotte From Healing Habitat (Energetic Vinyasa)
Through the use of Prana, Vocalization and Asana, this creative Vinyasa flow class allows students to experience an impactful release of body and soul. With Ujai breath and repetitious flows, we generate heat, build strength and enjoy a lightness in our bodies. Join us for a powerful, playful and empowered practice towards spacious solitude and enjoy the embrace of community.
Break Before Chakra Potluck Dinner
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Chakra Potluck Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Amanda Sachs From Amanda Sachs Music (Performance, singing during dinner with Justin Clauser )
Justin Clauser is a master guitar player blending his versatile sounds with the sultry pop and jazz vocalist, Amanda Sachs for an hour of their favorite covers to accompany your dinner!
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
John and Helena Protopapas (Father and daughter) will Perform Sitar and Violin (East meets West) Helena Protopapas From Lalita’s Violins
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
African Drumming, Tammi Hessen (+9 Drummers)
BUMBADA! WOMEN DRUMMERS
BUMBADA! WOMEN DRUMMING ARE THE SIRENS OF DRUM…THEY WILL LURE YOU INTO THE RHYTHMS OF THE DRUM FOREVER! THE GROUP IS A LANCASTER, HARRISBURG, AND MARYLAND-BASED WOMEN’S DRUMMING ADVENTURE THAT IS NAMED AFTER THE SOUNDS OF THE DRUM, BOOM, BA, DA (BASS, TONE, SNAP). BUMBADA! PLAYS WEST-AFRICAN BASED DRUMMING MUSIC, WHILE ADDING ITS OWN FEMININE AND POWERFUL FLAIR. YOU WILL GET HOOKED, BEWARE! TAMMI HESSEN IS THE MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND LEAD OF THE GROUP
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Open Drum Circle
John Protopapas from Yoga Home in York, PA and Lara Vracarich of Creative Spirit Fusion will set a safe & sacred space for the fire/drum circle & will offer gentle guidance, encouraging & supporting everyone in releasing resistance, shedding layers of inhibition & breaking the soul free, opening into the healing joy of freedom of expression , within the ancient communal practice of gathering with the sacred fire, embracing the vibrant energy of the earth, the sky, & the spirit present in all.
10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Meditation to launch Reflection/Quiet down time
Sunday September 29th
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Beginner/All Levels | Sunrise at 7:02 a.m.
Sunrise meditation Mara Morell from Mrida Seva Yoga (Sun Rise Meditation)
Join us as we start the day with a Meditation of Simple Soulful Blessings. As we gather in cOMmUNITY we will slowly awaken the breath, release the distracting thoughts, find our grounded connection & begin to ignite the soul. Using mudra, pranayama & relaxed mindful presence we will meditate on finding & holding our simple soulful blessings, those daily gifts that make our soul sing. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Ground to Grow class with Nicole Montanarelli from Illuminated Soul Wellness From New Park (Root To Rise)
Join Nicole for this fun yoga program rooted in the heart of practice, the rise to grace. Moving through postures strongly rooted in the rhythm of life and rising through the energy of the spirit, we find connection with both our earthiness and our expansiveness. We will play with the “rebound” effect of your practice and the light touch of the feet even when grounded into the earth. Poses will be approached with focus on all levels of ability. Feel free to add your flare to “up the ante” or just chill in the basics of the movement. Teaching from a place of full acceptance, joy and always moving towards Grace, join Nicole from the ground up as you grow in potential and embrace your own space.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Mirabai Moon From The Mystical Kirtan Of Mirabai Moon ( Kirtan +)
SECOND AREA | STAGE 2
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Emily Gilmore From Dillsburg yoga in Dillsburg
Join Emily to celebrate yoga through movement and connection of mind, body and spirit! This gentle-natured class will be a joyful way to begin the morning and feel more alive and present within yourself and with the natural world around you!
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Brenda Eppley From Just Plain Yoga in Lemoyne (Ahimsa-Focused Hatha)
Ahimsa-Focused Hatha for All Levels: Appropriate for all students who are seeking to incorporate the yama of ahimsa into their practice. Unfamiliar with the beauty of ahimsa? Join us as we first set an intention and use the breath as an anchoring tool, then move through basic hatha postures while applying the first of the Yoga Sutras as a grounding foundation for both on and off the mat. Modifications will be provided to reflect your practice as we work towards clarity and balance immersed in compassion.
THIRD AREA | STAGE 3
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Chelsea Manganaro From Nearme Yoga From Moosic (Power Vinyasa)
Find your purpose Vinyasa Flow with Chelsea Manganaro. Undoubtedly, you’ve been touched by yoga. Something about the practice keeps you coming back to your mat day after day. It started in your physical body. You began by noticing a difference in mobility and flexibility. Perhaps you also gained more strength and muscle definition. These positive changes drove you to continue to test the boundaries of your physical form on your mat. Then like magic, over time yoga seeped through to your mental body. The opening you began to feel in your body transcended to your mind. This mental openness helped you move throughout your days with more peace and clarity… more grace with every step. Your practice will help you find your next steps for life. What is your purpose. This class will help You bring awareness to this idea. Maybe you won’t “find your purpose” just yet, but will open you up to new possibilities.
Farm-to-Table Brunch + Closing Ceremony (Chelsea Parcels)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Erica Jo Shaffer Forest walk/Forest bathing (Clothes on!)
Bring your sweet soul into the woods for a silent walk, an immersion, known as Forest Bathing. We will deepen our listening skills and feel how we soften into our surroundings, becoming One.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Farewells & Clean Up
*Schedule subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances*