Yoga has been instrumental in my healing from, and dealing with, arthritis and surgical complications. Because of this, I founded 501c3 nonprofit organization, You Call This Yoga, to share the benefits of yoga with anyone who seeks to improve their quality of life. I soon realized that this goal required the enrollment of the diverse and immensely skilled, local yoga community. The overwhelmingly positive response by teachers and students at our inaugural event in 2012 validated the need for another.
YogaFest NC is the signature event of You Call This Yoga; an expression of its mission to develop programming and recruit teachers to share the benefits of yoga. It is also a showcase of the Triangle’s yoga community to freely share their diverse and accessible practices, passion about yoga, and generosity through service. The event also provide a broad offering of allied wellness practices, products and services. YogaFest NC is the gateway for anyone of any skill level to experience a tasty yoga buffet, with a healthy lunch included.
Programming is developed to provide
- multiple styles of popular yoga practices
- engagement with allied yoga, wellness, and other life improving systems
- a fun networking, reunion and new relationship building venue
- the space to foster self exploration of healing, growthful practices
Teachers are referred by other yoga teachers and students who have experienced their unique, artful expression of yoga. We enroll the teachers from all points of the Triangle to build a greater awareness of and connection to the marvelous skills present in our own community.
Attendees are open minded and hearted people from a wide range of lifestyles who live in the metro Triangle area. They are curious about the many limbs of a yoga practice, or just approaching the threshold of this far reaching life science for the very first time. Everyone has their own reason for being present. This is inspirational due to their breadth of experiences, the adjustments that they have made due to life’s challenges, and their desire to engage in spiritual, emotional and physical growth.
Sponsors have generously invested in our community’s health and wellness through funding and also in kind sharing of their skills. All of our contributing sponsors from 2012 have returned to support us this year. Please notice who they are and explore what they have to offer.
Exhibitors are ethical, passionate and interested in helping attendees and their referrals maximize their health. I personally, or my associates, utilize many of the products and services presented at the retreat. We welcome your recommendations and feed back.
And last but not least, our Volunteers are caring compassionate yoginis and teachers who share their love of yoga and service to facilitate a joyous experience for all. They are the fuel and form for this little engine that can make a big difference in people’s lives.
Visit yogafestnc.com for more information and to register.
We welcome you to the YogaFest NC train. All aboard!