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Southern California Yoga Festival

Saturday, October 5, 2019

With Special Post Festival Session on Sunday, October 6, 2019

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Big Bear Yoga Festival 2019 – Southern California Yoga Festival 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 with Special Post Festival Session on Sunday, October 6, 2019

Over 34 FREE classes to choose from! To register for these FREE classes, it is WALK-UP registration ONLY. Come to Registration at the Performing Arts Center. 

We are expanding the festival to include two neighboring locations: PAC = Performing Arts Center, 39707 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 (Registration Location) & Lodge = Sa Ha Le Lodge, 39853 Crocus Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.

Registration Opens: 8:30am – Everyone must sign-in at Registration located at the Performing Arts Center!


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


8:30am – 8:45am

*Opening Ceremony and Blessing – Eagle’s Nest – PAC – David Phears – FREE


9:00am – 10:30am – Paid Tickets Required to Attend These Classes

*Front Hall – PAC – Karen Elaine – Intro to Acro Yoga Therapeutics
*Wagon Wheel Atrium – PAC – Raj Pritpal Singh – Kundalini Yoga Kriya and Meditation
*Backstage in Lights – PAC – Kaleena – Yogi Souls for Kids
*Theater Lounge – PAC – Reina Prado – Finding Self, Finding Love with Asana
*Theater (Stage) – PAC – Brian Shaheen – Gentle Bhakti Flow  
*Chapel – Lodge – Arvindjeet Kaur and Dru Ali of Kintamani Moon – Healing Ancestral Karma Meditation and Sound Bath
*Patio – Lodge – Michelle Scott-Soth – Hatha Flow
*Outside Light Space – Lodge – Sharon Chapelle, PhD. – Gentle Yin Yoga
*Gathering Hall – Lodge – Fireside Community & Conversation – Edith Arias – The Importance of the Mind Body Connection


9:30am – 10:30am – FREE CLASSES – Registration still required.

*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – PAC – Meet at Registration – Elaine Slivka
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – PAC – Krystal DeSouza – Yoga Flow 
*Picnic Area – PAC – Margaret Rubin – Aireal Yoga Demo
*Eagle’s Nest – PAC – Jessica Frank Kalyani – Silent Asana
*Slackline – PAC – Nick DeTone – Slackline 101 (Meet at Happy Trails Under the Trees sign.)


11am – 12noon – Paid Tickets Required to Attend These Classes

*Front Hall – PAC – Lemia Astarabadi & Joshua Bowser – Mystic Medicine Circle
*Wagon Wheel Atrium – PAC – Betsy Laban – Gentle Yoga – Yoga for EveryBODY
*Backstage in Lights – PAC – Ashley Yau – Breathwork and Meditation Lecture
*Theater Lounge – PAC – Aminah Teachout – Tools to Design a Home Practice for Longevity and Optimal Wellness
*Theater (Stage) – PAC – Shannon Liebel – Vinyasa – Open Heart Yoga
*Chapel – Lodge – Brian Shaheen – Liquid Vinyasa Flow with LIVE MUSIC with Dru Ali
*Patio – Lodge – Tina Makris – Kundalini Yoga
*Outside Light Space – Lodge – Matt Reinig – Visual Guided Meditation Into the Heart
*Gathering Hall – Lodge – Fireside Community & Conversation – Michael Garrity – Reincarnation and the Soul’s Evolution


11:00am – 12noon – FREE CLASSES – Registration still required.

*Eagle’s Nest – PAC – Live Music with Karen Elaine
*Picnic Area – PAC – Margaret Rubin – Aireal Yoga Demo
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – PAC – Michelle Lopez – Kid’s Yoga Playshop (School Age Children with Adult Guardian please.)


12noon – 1pm – Lunch Break


12:15pm – 12:45pm – Mini Sessions to Introduce You to an Idea or Experience – FREE CLASSES – Registration still required.

*Meet at Registration – PAC – Annalisa & Lisa Ann – Yoga Teacher Training Information with Big Bear Yoga
*Picnic Area – PAC – Aminah Teachout – Empathi Kids Yoga for Families
*Eagle’s Nest – PAC – Live Music with Karen Elaine
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – PAC – Melissa Dass Akal – Intro to Kundalini Yoga
*Auditorium – PAC – Cyberyoga & Neosutras Performance with Lamonte Goode
*Theater Lounge – PAC – Community & Conversation – Elizabeth Peregrina – Women’s Empowerment 


*1:00pm – 2:00pm – Keith Mitchell – KEYNOTE SPEAKER – FREE. Registration still required.

Auditorium – PAC – Join us to hear NFL All-Pro Football Player and Professional Athlete Keith Mitchell #59, share about how he was a former linebacker respected on the field for making record-setting defensive tackles and quarterback sacks. A modern day warrior, hero-worshiped. And it all ended in a moment. At the apex of his success, a paralyzing tackle caused a spinal injury that ended his football career and forced him into early retirement at only 31 years old. In his darkest hour, Keith discovered conscious breathing, Yoga, and meditation. He found that these daily practices not only helped him physically recover from his injury, but created a refreshing sense of self-awareness and fulfillment that far surpassed his love for football. Keith founded The Light It Up Foundation , a 501C3 non-profit organization, initiating a wellness movement which is intentionally changing the lives of our youth, trauma survivors, first responders and VETS. Keith works with communities, schools and organizations to introduce mindfulness, meditation and movement through Yoga. His book “The Mindfulness Playbook” is coming out soon!


1:00pm – 2:00pm – FREE CLASSES. Registration still required. 

*Picnic Area – PAC – Dr. Marie Feuer – Guided Movements
*Eagle’s Nest – PAC – Samuel Odiakosa – Sun Salutations for Beginners
*Next to Happy Trails Under the Trees (behind the small brown building) – PAC – Amanda Carlin – Kid’s Parachute Play and Face Painting (adult or guardian required)
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – PAC – Christa Smith – Vinyasa Power Yoga with Focus on 7 Chakras Connection


1:00pm – 2:30pm – Paid Tickets Required to Attend These Classes

*Front Hall – PAC – Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E-RYT 500 – Raja Vinyasa Yoga
*Wagon Wheel Atrium – PAC – Tina Makris – Sound Bath
*Backstage in Lights – PAC – Edith Arias – Mindfulness Yoga for Kids & Adults 
*Outside Light Space  – Lodge – Karen Elaine – Intro to Acro Yoga
*Chapel – Lodge – Lanita Varshell – Finding Your Perfect Fit Yoga
*Patio – Lodge – Melissa Dass Akal – Kundalini Yoga


2:30pm – 3:30pm – FREE CLASSES. Registration still required. 

*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – Meet at Registration – Lisa Ann Gold & Jenise Stout Fryatt – Laughter Yoga 
*Slackline – PAC – Nick DeTone – Mounting and Static Poses (Meet at Happy Trails Under the Trees sign.)
*Picnic Area – PAC – Aminah Teachout – Empati Kids Yoga for Families & Face Painting & Parachute Play
*Eagle’s Nest – PAC – Shannon Liebel – Intro to Yoga Playground: Arm Balances & Inversions 
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – PAC – Jeanne Iridescent – Yoga Outside
*Meet at giant bear statue next to the picnic table area, behind Vendor Village – PAC –Matt Reinig – Walking Meditation & A Visual Guided Meditation into the 5 Elemental Realms


3:00pm – 4:45pm – Paid Tickets Required to Attend These Classes 

*Backstage in Lights – PAC – Sharon Chapelle, PhD. – Inclusion & Diversity


3:00pm – 4:45pm – Paid Tickets Required to Attend These Classes

*Wagon Wheel Atrium – PAC – Betsy Laban – Yoga for EveryBODY – CEUs Available ($40 for credit)
*Patio – Lodge – Michelle Scott – Soth – Yoga Nidra
*Front Hall – PAC – Lemia Astarabadi & Joshua Bowser – Shakti Naam Yoga Class with Live Music
*Chapel – Lodge – Arvindjeet Kaur and Dru Ali of Kintamani Moon – Light Language Activation & Sound Bath with Cacao Ceremony
*Theater Lounge – PAC – Jessica Frank Kalyani – Yoga in American Sign Language – All welcome. 
*Theater (Stage) – PAC – Michael Garrity – Mindfulness Meditation with Tibetan Bowls and Lotus Drum – Bring a drum if you have one to share in a drum circle. 
*Outside Light Space – Lodge – Angelina Ugalde – Intro to Chakras Workshop


4:00pm – 5:00pm – FREE CLASSES. Registration still required. 

*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – Meet at Registration – Nancy Rascon
*Slackline – PAC – Nick DeTone – Sacred Slack (Meet at Happy Trails Under the Trees sign.)
*Picnic Area – PAC – David Phears – Closing Saturday Festival Meditation and Blessing
*Eagle’s Nest – PAC – Christa Smith – Advanced Vinyasa Flow
*Happy Trails Under the Trees – PAC – Raj Pritpal Singh – Kundalini Yoga Kriya and Meditation
*Meet at the giant bear statue next to the picnic table area, behind Vendor Village – PAC – Michelle Lopez – Kid’s Yoga Playshop (School Age Children with Adult Guardian please.)


VIP + Dinner Tickets Sales Ended! 

5:00pm – Dinner – Guided Meditation, Live Music with Conscious Groove, and Vegetarian Meal Together in Lodge Gathering Hall – Advanced registration has ended! If you got your tickets, come join us and break bread together and share in community! Music and community starts at 5pm, dinner at 5:30pm. Lasagna and Pizza on the menu! FULL ACCESS TICKETS REQUIRED.


Special Post Festival Session on Sunday, October 6, 2019!

Workshops & Yoga – Sunday tickets available here!

9:00am – 9:45am – Yoga Class Warm-up in Chapel at Sa Ha Le Lodge – Easy / Gentle Class – YOGATAION:  A transforming flow combining breath work, mindfulness shifting and body movement. This gentle and practical technique is designed to unlock and release blocked/stressed energy in all areas of daily living. David Phears
9:00am – 9:45am – Yoga Class Warm-up – Sun Salutations Outside at Sa Ha Le Lodge – Intermediate / Advanced Class. Alona Smith.

10:00am – 12noon – Keith Mitchell – Special workshop with former All-Pro NFL Player, Yogi, Meditation Coach and Mindfulness Thought Leader
10:00am – 12noon – Shannon Liebel – Yoga Playground: Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop


12noon – 12:30pm – David Phears – Shavasana Together – Closing Ceremony and Meditation with Light Snacks

**CAR POOL – there are a limited number of parking spots available. We send out maps that shows where street parking is available.