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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

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!

Green Room – Emerald Energy Healing: Reiki, Massage, Card Readings & Spiritual Tools for Sale (Crystals, Card Decks, etc.)


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 – TBA
*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


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 – Matt Reinig – Visual Guided Meditation Into the Heart
*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 – Mercedes Blue Feather – Shamanic Yoga: Asana, Breath, Drum & Rattle
*Gathering Hall – Lodge – Fireside Community & Conversation – Michael Garrity – Reincarnation and the Soul’s Evolution


11:00am – 12noon – BOOK SIGNING & FREE CLASS – Registration still required. 

*Happy Trails Under the Trees – PAC – Ghada Osman, PhD. – Mental and Emotional Healing Through Yoga & Book Signing (Books will be available for purchase.)


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

*Hike and Yoga / Outside Yoga – PAC – Meet at Registration – Jacqueline Kowalik
*Eagle’s Nest – PAC – Live Music with Karen Elaine
*Picnic Area – PAC – Margaret Rubin – Aireal Yoga Demo
*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.)


12noon – 1pm – Lunch Break


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

*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
*Gathering Hall – Lodge – Fireside 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-worshipped. 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 – Jacqueline Kowalik – Breath to Movement Flow 
*Wagon Wheel Atrium – PAC – Ren Rasa Yogamaya, E- RYT 500 – Raja Vinyasa Yoga
*Backstage in Lights – PAC – Edith Arias – Mindfulness Yoga for Kids & Adults
*Theater Lounge – PAC – Tina Makris – Sound Bath 
*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
*Gathering Hall – Lodge – Fireside Community & Conversation – TBA


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
*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 – Mercedes Blue Feather – Guided Meditation with Drum and Rattle  
*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
*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 MUST be purchased by September 20 at 5pm! We need advance registration so we can order enough yummy food for everyone!

5:00pm – Dinner – Guided Meditation, Live Music with Conscious Groove, and Vegetarian Meal Together in Lodge Gathering Hall – Advanced registration required! Very limited number of tickets available. 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. You can purchase Full Access Tickets here!


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

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.