Schedule of Fun

Southern California Yoga Festival

Saturday, October 6, 2018

With Special Post Festival Session with Keynote Speakers Donna Eden & David Feinstein, PhD on Sunday, October 7, 2018

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Big Bear Yoga Festival 2018 – Southern California Yoga Festival 

Thanks to all who joined us at the festival this year! Please connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BigBearYogaFestival and Instagram @bigbearyogafest – we hope to see you next year!

SOLD OUT – BIG NEWS – Advance Registration is SOLD OUT for Saturday!

BUT YOU CAN STILL ATTEND – Since the FULL DAY is maxed out, we are offering afternoon pre-registration if someone would like to attend the festival in the afternoon only, from 3-8pm ONLY. With this pre-registration option you have THREE class time slots to attend, at 3:30-5:30pm (9 classes to choose from), 5:45-6:20pm (3 classes to choose from) and 6:30-8pm (6 classes to choose from.)

**You do not need to register if you are coming for the Vendor Village and outside music only. In addition, a limited number of walk-up attendees will be accepted during the day based on maximum occupancy.

**We still have a FEW tickets available for Donna’s special post-festival demonstration on SUNDAY, October 7th. $65/advance

**CAR POOL – there are a limited number of parking spots available. We will be sending out a map that shows where street parking is available.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 with Special Post Festival Session with Guest Speakers from Eden Energy Medicine, Donna Eden & David Feinstein, PhD on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Everyone is welcome! Anyone new to yoga is especially welcome – we have beginning, easy and introductory classes just for you! This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and try something new! More experienced students will also have a wide range of classes to pick from, and an opportunity to deepen your practice. Bring an open mind!

Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Big Bear Yoga Festival

Registration Opens: 8:30am


Vendor Village: 9am-5pm – Vendors offer amazing arts, crafts and treats. Special offerings include clothing, jewelry, essential oils, artistic creations, massage, and more!


9:30am – 11am

*Front Hall – Sukhmani – Kundalini Yoga with Live Music by Sukha
*Green Room – Brian Shaheen – Ananda Prana Flow
*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – Jackie Kowalik – Yoga for Beginners
*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – Elaine Slivka
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – Elizabeth Perigrina – Tri-Doshic Hatha Yoga Practice
*Theater Lounge – Caitlin Parsons – Therapeutic Yoga with Yoga Nidra
*Theater (Stage) – Kathy Bolte – Mantra Yoga for a Joyful Spirit
*Backstage in Lights – Michelle Lopez – Yin Yoga for Children (School Age Children Please)
*Wagon Wheel Atrium – Shannon Liebel – Yoga Twists: Unwinding Twists (Bring blocks and straps if you have them.)
*Picnic Area – Michael Garrity – Mindfulness Meditation with Tibetan Bowls and Lotus Drum
*Eagle’s Nest (New Outside Space) – Kristen Matheson – Yoga for Managing Stress & Cultivating Wellness


11am – 12noon

Picnic Area – Alec Johnson – Live Guitar Music


11:15am – 12:15pm

Auditorium – Keynote Speaker – Eden Energy Medicine with Donna Eden & David Feinstein, PhD

NEW – Chandra Adam – Happy Trails Under the Trees – Kundalini Yoga and Meditation: Opening the Heart


12:15 – 1:15 – Lunch Break

Picnic Area – Akasavani Kirtan (Continued until 3:15pm)

12:30 – 1:10 – Lunch & Learn Sessions

Special – Yoga Basics – Introduction to the basics of yoga – yoga props, terms, basic poses – special for those brand new to yoga! – Eagle’s Nest – Alona Smith
*Lunch & Learn – Theater Lounge – Ashley Yau – Upgrade Your Belief System – (Bring your lunch and join us.)
*Lunch & Learn – Backstage in Lights – Marcella Linn and Roxy Rovenger – When you breathe better you feel better. Mindful Breathing Techniques (Bring your lunch and join us.)
*Lunch & Learn – Happy Trails Under the Trees – Mary Duman – Creativity as a Spiritual Path – (Bring your lunch and join us.)


1:15pm – 3:15pm

*Green Room – Angelina Ugalde – Intro to Yin Yoga
*Front Hall – Lisa Harris – Yoga Moves
*Wagon Wheel Atrium – Caitlin Parson – Yoga for a Healthy Back
*Backstage in Lights – Michelle Lopez – Story Time Yoga for Kids with Face Painting (School Age Children Please)
*Theater (Stage) – Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E-RYT 500 – Raja Vinyasa Yoga – The “Royal” Path of Yoga
*Picnic Area – Akasavani Kirtan (continued)
*Theater Lounge – Betsy Laban – Yoga Nidra Healing Meditation
*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – LoriAnn Bejarano – Laughter Yoga
*Outside – Colin Schour – The Yogic Approach to Slackline
*Eagle’s Nest – Samuel Odiakosa – Sun Salutation Flow Workshop
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – Kim Von Fremd – Vinyasa Flow


3:30pm – 5:30pm – Last call to check out the vendors! Some vendors will stay open late, but this is the last call to make sure you don’t miss out on their amazing offerings!

*Wagon Wheel Atrium – Dr. Arezou Ghane – Art of Flow with Live Music
*Green Room – Shannon Liebel – Yoga Playground
*Picnic Area – Mountain Devi Kirtan Musicians
*Front Hall – Titanya – Energy Medicine Bellydance Medicine
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – Janet Grace & Shaman Ziggy – Prepare Your Path & Chakra Balancing
*Theater Lounge – Dr. Christie Smirl – Ayurvedic Medicine
*Theater (Stage) – Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500 – Introduction to the Yoga Korunta
*Eagle’s Nest – Alona Smith – Ashtanga Yoga Practice
*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – Elizabeth Peregrina – Beginner Yoga
*NEW – Afternoon Sound Meditation – Outside – Colin Schour – Meet at Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga Meet-up Location (by Happy Trails)
*Backstage in Lights – Misty Deneen, Anni Dayan, Raquel Murphy – Emotional Release with Essential Oils
Next to Happy Trails Under the Trees Parachute Play with Bubbles and Face Painting – All ages welcome!


5:30pm -6:30pm – Dinner Break

5:45pm -6:20pm – Dine & Discover

Special – CELEBRATION – Join us to celebrate the 5th Big Bear Yoga Festival and Annalisa’s Birthday! Free cake! – Picnic Area
*Dine & Discover – Eagle’s Nest – Sarai Enriquez – Pranic Healing (Bring your dinner and join us.)
NEW – *Dine & Discover – Backstage in Lights – Fresh Food Mini Fascial with Kathryn of Dusty Bottoms Toiletries (Bring your dinner and join us.)
*Dine & Discover – Wagon Wheel Atrium – Rhada & Kirpal – Kundalini Yoga Discussion with Questions & Answers (Bring your dinner and join us.)


6:30pm – 8pm

*Backstage in Lights – Radha & Kirpal – Metacognition and the Science of Kundalini Yoga
*Theater – Sukhamani – Mantra Experience with Sukha
*Front Hall – Ashley Yau – Breath Work & Meditation (Please bring an eye pillow / eye covering.)
*Wagon Wheel Atrium – Elaine Slivka – De-stress Yoga with a Restorative Flair (Gentle Yoga Practice)
*Theater Lounge – Jessica Waala & Cory Ostroot, ND – The 2.0 Experience (Transformational Breath Workshop)
*Green Room – Mary Duman – Creative Awakening Playshop (Discover Your Divine Creative Expression)

Special Post Festival Session with Keynote Speaker Eden Energy Medicine with Donna Eden & David Feinstein, PhD on Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Reserve your spot here!