This year La Mesa's A Gentle Way Yoga is not only a studio partner, but one of our incredibly valued sponsors! Studio Founder Lanita Varshell and the rest of the team offer everything from Sound Healing Events to Teacher Training to Yoga For Beginners and so much more! Drop in to experience one of their incredible offerings!
A Gentle Way Yoga
8274 Parkway Drive
La Mesa, CA
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar (14 December 1918 – 20 August 2014), better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of modern yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He was the author of many books on yoga practice and philosophy including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life. Iyengar attracted his students by offering them just what they sought – which tended to be physical stamina and flexibility. He conducted demonstrations and later, when a scooter accident dislocated his spine, began exploring the use of props to help disabled people practice Yoga.
Since his passing, the Iyengar Association of California Southern Region has sought to further his teachings, and introduce his unique approach to a new generation of students. They've graciously signed on as the sponsors of one of our two large Asana tents, and IYACSR certified teacher Stephanie Lavender will be teaching an 'Uplifting Backbends' at 10 AM! Drop into one of the IYACSR certified locations to learn more about B.K.S. Iyengar and his teachings, and be sure to follow the link in our bio to register for the Festival!
Iyengar Yoga Encinitas - @IyengarYogaEncinitas
2210 Encinitas Blvd Suite U
Encinitas, CA 92024
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Centers of San Diego – Ocean Beach
4869 Santa Monica Ave. #N.
San Diego, CA. 92107
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Institute of La Mesa
8285 La Mesa Blvd, Suite C*
La Mesa, CA 92942
Bodywise Yoga Studio
2244 4th Ave, Ste B
San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 988-6070
Full Circle Yoga Institute
3910 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92105
Iyengar Yoga Ocean Beach
1807 Froude Street
San Diego CA 92107
Point Loma Yoga Studio
San Diego Yoga Studio - @SanDiegoYogaStudio
4134 Napier Street
San Diego, CA 92110
San Marcos Iyengar Yoga Center - @SanMarcosYoga
801 Grand Ave #4
San Marcos, CA 92078
We’re ecstatic to announce that Kashi has joined our team of 2019 sponsors! Coming from a long time fan, it’s wonderful to see them supporting communist events in San Diego.
Innovative nutrition is their approach to food. It means they value whole food and put the inherent nutrition of food first when considering every ingredient. It means they make their food with a plants-first mindset. It means they value not just the foods they make, but also how they make them by being progressive and mindful of sustainable and ethical farming practices. So inside every box, bag and wrapper, there’s not just real food, but a real food philosophy at work. Follow the link in our bio to register for the Fest for FREE today!
We're delighted to welcome Rancho Penasquitos' Hapa Yoga to our Festival Sponsorship team! We've been overwhelmed by the support of local yoga studios, who make up the lions share of this years' sponsorship team. This festival is a completely community funded and powered event, and we can't thank everyone who's gotten involved enough! Now a bit about Hapa... Hapa Yoga is a versatile yoga and fitness studio as well as a resource for general wellness and community support. They are there to support you through fertility, prenatal, postnatal and parenthood needs. To take this a step further they offer childcare services at both of our studio locations so you can attend to your yoga and fitness needs with the peace of mind knowing your little one is just next door! Connect with your mind, body, spirit, and family as you experience the classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and more!
Be sure to follow the link in our bio to register for this years fest for FREE!
We're ecstatic to have the incredibly talented Sita Rose be leading the 'Unleash Your Voice' class in The Soul Of yoga Sound Immersion Tent. 'Unleash Your Voice' is an embodied meditation practice designed to awaken you to the power of your own vibration. Embrace your creativity and harmonize with other voices through chant, mantra, toning, chakras, and vocal improv. This vocal playground is a safe space for you to let go, sing, and get curious about your vocal Sound Healing.
She will also be manning her Seed & Song tent the remainder of the festival. Seed & Song fosters a space where both mother and baby can grow using evidence based music strategies to support neurological, social- emotional, physical and spiritual development of your baby while enriching the mothers practice. All of their music has been created to support the movement and flow of the class for moms while also supporting babies in their motor, social and language development. Don't miss out on this incredible offering! Be sure to follow the link in our bio to register for FREE today!
We blew past the 3,000 registrants mark yesterday and we CANNOT thank you all@enough!!
All are welcome to San Diego’s largest FREE Yoga Festival (even if they aren’t quite ready to participate) 🤣 Follow the link in our bio to register for FREE!
The Iyengar Yoga Association Of Southern California has joined the Festival of Yoga & Healthy Living as the sponsor of one of our Sun Asana Tent, one of two dedicated Asana tents we'll debut at this years' celebration! From 9 AM to 4 PM we'll have engaging and yoga professionals leading classes focusing in everything from Acro Yoga, to Uplifting Backbends to Ashtanga to Twists and Power Vinyasa! Follow the link in our bio to register for FREE today! Now a little more about BKS Iyengar... BKS Iyengar, affectionately and respectively called “Guruji” by many followers worldwide, lived a long and impressive life. Called the “Michelangelo of yoga” and the “king of yogis,” BKS Iyengar named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. From the beginning, Iyengar Yoga develops strength, stamina, concentration, coordination, flexibility, and more. Using physical alignment as a starting point, Iyengar Yoga encourages the spread of intelligence and an experience of the asanas as a form of “meditation in action”. Classes are sequenced to promote health and skill in the body as well as stability in the mind. This total approach ensures that students progress from posture to posture, class to class, and year to year.
As of today we've officially surpassed the 2,500 registrant mark, and we've done so a full TWO MONTHS EARLIER than last year!! We cannot thank you all enough, and we can’t WAIT to share this incredible experience with you and your family... So what are you waiting for?! Follow the link in our bio to register for FREE today!
We're ecstatic to have Pura Vida Yoga founder, Xenia Guido joining us once again for the Festival of Yoga & Healthy Living San Diego! She will be gracing the Moon Asana Tent with an Introduction to Vinyasa from 10:00 - 10:45. Her approach to yoga is filtered through her background as a native of Costa Rica, where the phrase Pura Vida, which means All Is Well and Life is Good, is almost a national motto. She says that teaching and running a yoga studio is, without a doubt, her lifes passion. It gives her great pleasure to watch students get stronger, healthier, braver, and more purposeful with their lives and their talents. Her classes are consistent, heart-felt, and breath-driven and, above all, attempt to get students out of their head and into their heart (the true inner compass)... Join Xenia & the rest of the Festival of Yoga & Healthy Living crew on Sunday, June 23rd at Downtown's beautiful Waterfront Park! Follow the link in our bio to register for FREE today!