View Our 2019 Teachers

Keith Mitchell


Keith Mitchell is a former All-Pro NFL player turned Celebrity Yogi, a Motivational Mindfulness Coach, Holistic Health, Fitness and Wellness Advocate, Community Activist, Humanitarian and Founder of the Light it Up Foundation.


2019 Class Description:

On Saturday Keith will be featured as our Keynote Speaker, a free lecture from 1-2pm at Performing Arts Center. Come learn about his experience in the NFL, then reinventing and healing himself after devastating injury.

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

10:00am – 12:00pm – Keith Mitchell – Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop - Tickets on Sale Now!

Shannon Liebel


Shannon started her career path as a Clinical Counselor after she received her MA in 2008. During her MA program, she was the team director of a competitive gymnastics program. In her youth, Shannon trained in artistic and acrobatic gymnastics. When she discovered yoga in 2005, it was the perfect balance of the mental work she enjoyed in Psychology and the physical movement of the body that she loved in gymnastics. Shannon completed her 200 Hour Teacher Training with Yax Yoga Concepts in Virginia Beach, VA in 2013 and has been teaching ever since. She received her 300 Hour Teacher Training with Beyond Bryce in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2018. Her teachers during her 300 hour training included Dice Iida-Klein, Briohny Smith, Honza Lafond, Claudine Lafond, and Mathieu Boldron. She strongly believes in the connection between mind, body, and soul, and this reflects in her Vinyasa style teaching. She loves the constant movement of the body in Vinyasa and feels that it helps us to find strength within and bring awareness into the present moment. Although arm balances and inversions are offered in her classes, modifications are always provided to make practitioners of every level comfortable during their practice.

Instagram: @shannonlyoga

2019 Class Description:

On Saturday Shannon will offer two classes at Big Bear Yoga Festival 2019. Join her for Vinyasa – Open Heart Yoga at 11am for a heart expansive and opening practice. At 2:30pm Shannon will share a little taste of the Sunday morning follow-on workshop with a delightful Intro to Yoga Playground: Arm Balances & Inversions. This mostly intermediate class will be a Vinyasa flow structured around teaching arm balances and inversions. We will have a gentle warm up preparing us for multiple variations of different arm balances, and eventually end up upside down in inversions! Modifications are offered throughout the class so that practitioners of every level get the sense of flying, and get to enjoy this playful side of yoga!

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

10:00am – 12noon – Shannon Liebel – Yoga Playground: Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop

Lemia Astarabadi & Joshua Bowser

Teachers & Musicians

Lemia is a passionate artist and teacher – sharing her love and devotion to oneness consciousness with the world in a field of unconditional gratitude. She brings a blend of soft vocals, groovy pe