Welcome to the Budding Tree Yoga Festival 2018! In partnership with the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, East Meets West Yoga Studio, Satya Yoga, Yoga Parkside and sponsored by Joywheel Yoga, Simply Yoga, Sun/Moon Yoga, Karuna Yoga, Graceful Warrior Yoga, Raw Renewal Yoga, Beyond Center for Yoga, Coyle Chiropractic, Beyond Center for Yoga and OWMBuffalo Yoga Studio, we are excited to bring you a day of FREE yoga classes with health/wellness workshops and a vendor market. The Budding Tree Yoga Festival will be held at Riverworks, 359 Ganson St. Buffalo, NY. Our festival will be held outside under the roof in the big ice rink. During the summer months, the rink is covered with astro turf, making it the perfect place for yoga! Having the roof means we will be protected no matter what the weather brings on the day of our festival!
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WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes that are suitable for movement. Keeping the environment in mind, please do your best to avoid plastic water bottles and bring water in a reusable water bottle. There is parking at Riverworks as well as in lots along Ganson St.
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS AND CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY BELOW:
JENNIFER STERN~RYT-200/Ayurvedic Specialist
Jen is a RYT-200 Level Yoga Teacher and a Certified Ayurveda Yoga Specialist. She is registered with Yoga Alliance, and completed her training through the Himalayan Institute in Buffalo, NY. She has personally practiced yoga since the late 1990’s. She is also certified in CPR/AED and 1st Aid through the American Red Cross. Currently teaching at Budding Tree Yoga, she enjoys sharing yoga and Ayurveda with students, helping them discover the many benefits of practice on the body and mind. She emphasizes breath awareness, proper alignment, and relaxation in her classes.
Jen’s Class: 10am/Sun~Moon Flow-Join us for a Sun & Moon Flow practice, a great way to balance your energy. Starting with Sun Salutations as we “bow to the sun”. A sequence that will stretch, strengthen, and warm your whole being from the inside out, embodying solar energy. We bring balance by ending with Moon Salutations, a quieting sequence that invites you to “bow to and cultivate” the moon’s soothing lunar energy, cooling the body, and replenishing your vital energy.
JULIE LEATHERBARROW ~RYT 200/YKCT
Julie Leatherbarrow has practiced yoga for 17 years and made a life long dream come true in 2012 by getting her certification through Yogakids, an educationally based Hatha yoga program for children. Julie wanted to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga and continued her education at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, earning her 200hour certification in May of 2015. A big believer in continuing education, Julie started her journey in the 500hr program at the Himalayan Institute in March of this year. Bringing a youthful spirit into all of her classes, Julie believes in fully experiencing the joys of life, no matter the age. As the founder of Budding Tree Yoga (2151A Transit Rd. Elma, NY) and the Budding Tree Yoga Festival, Julie wants to share her love of yoga with others and assist them in returning to their natural state of being at peace.
Julie’s Class: 11am Beginner Yoga is for students who are new to the practice or for those who want or need to review the basic postures and breathing techniques. The focus will be on the proper foundation of the poses, link alignment with a concentration on the breath.
CARRIE JACOBSON~RYT 200 STUDIO MANAGER/TEACHER – VINYASA, YIN FLOW
My yoga practice began as an outlet for physical activity. I was a swimmer for much of my young life and in college, swim practice was my meditation. After graduating, I found that I missed those hours I spent immersed in water, connecting movement and breath, completely engaged in my own in my body. I started yoga in order to move in a new way, but realized it filled the hole that had previously been occupied by swimming. The process of turning inward, focusing on the alignment of my body and moving with the breath, allows me the opportunity to rest my mind. It is from that perspective that I structure my classes. I began teaching in 2008 and completed my 200-hr teacher training certification with The Himalayan Institute in Buffalo, NY.
Carrie’s Class: 12pm Slow Burn Vinyasa Flow is designed to utilize multiple modes of movement and strength building and integrate them into a flow rooted in the Vinyasa yoga asana tradition. Each month will be a different postural theme, with the weekly classes breaking down the elements of that theme. Classes begin slowly in order to take the time to bring mobility to the highlighted joints and begin to activate the muscles groups we will be focusing on. Through the class, we will weave in strength and mobility work with more traditional yoga asanas (poses). We may not move as quickly as Vinyasa Flow classes, however, students should be prepared to work hard.
Sarah Guglielmi MS, E-RYT, Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor
Sarah Guglielmi is a professional educator and clinician in the fields of yoga, meditation, and ayurveda. She was initially drawn to yoga over 15 years ago, while working as a product development engineer, and looking for relief from chronic stress and illness. Sarah has not only regained her health, but discovered a deeper dimension to life she finds rich and inspiring. Her overarching intention is to make the therapeutic power of yoga and ayurveda accessible and transformative for her students and clients. Sarah has served on the faculty of the Himalayan Institute and Yoga International for the past 10 years and has taught numerous workshops on yoga, yoga philosophy, subtle yoga energetics, meditation, stress management, yoga therapeutics, and ayurvedic lifestyle. She travels nationally as a teacher trainer for the Himalayan Institute’s Yoga and Ayurveda Professional Certification Programs. After completing her 200-hour teacher training with the Himalayan Institute in 2002, she lived in residence for 10 years at its Pennsylvania headquarters, where she studied directly with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Rolf Sovik, Sandra Anderson, Shari Friedrichsen, Rod Stryker, Kathryn Templeton, Dr. Carrie Demers, Mary Cardinal, and Dr. Rosy Mann. She is deeply grateful for the authentic and masterful training she continues to receive from this profound lineage. Prior to joining the Himalayan Institute, Sarah was an engineer with W. L. Gore and Associates, and holds a master’s degree in materials engineering from the University of Delaware. She currently resides in Buffalo, NY, where she serves on the staff of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and as an adjunct faculty member of Daemen College.
Sarah’s Class: 1pm Chakra Slow Flow: Ground, Strengthen, and Radiate! Join Sarah for a slow flow journey through the chakras. Chakras are energy centers in the body that carry the pranic (life force) intelligence of physical stability, mental strength, and radiant joy! This all levels asana practice will support proper function of these centers. We will ground through the pelvis and legs, strengthen the core (called the pranic hub), and create supportive space for the heart and throat. Leave feeling refreshed and inspired!
Monica Zucco RYT 200
Monica’s training and experience includes two 200-hour teaching certifications in Gentle and Iyengar-inspired yoga. She also has Restorative yoga and Yoga Tune Up® Roll Model Method teaching certification. Monica has trained with Jules Mitchell, Cecily Milne, Kathryn Bruni-Young, and Tom Myers. Her classes emphasize mindfulness. They also offer opportunities for physical challenges by introducing new and varied movements while encouraging self-compassion. Monica teaches healthful alignment, but is aware that ‘correct’ alignment may vary from person to person, and that there is no one ‘right’ way to move. She teaches class regularly for Shakti Yoga and East Meets West Yoga, and is a teacher for Yogis in Service. Her own business is called Yoga for Every Body, and Monica facilitate Roll it Out! workshops throughout WNY.
Monica’s Class: 2pm/Slow Flow-A mindful vinyasa practice that offers space to explore varied and novel movement.
Erin Szwajda RYT-200
Erin attended The Himalayan Institute teaching training program and completed her 200hr certification in May 2016. She is forever grateful for her teachers, their wisdom and insight, her classmates, and everyone who has supported her along the way. Erin is well aware of the healing powers of yoga, especially the undeniable amount of self-love and acceptance that yoga provides. Since graduating she has been teaching gentle yoga classes at Budding Tree Yoga. She also volunteers monthly at The Buffalo Peace House, and teaches private to semi private classes weekly for people with specific concerns. Erin feels truly blessed to share this gift and has a passion to continue on this journey. She considers yoga to be her companion, who can always provide a sense of stillness and inner peace. To find the calm, even in chaos. Yoga is a gift that keeps on giving.
Erin’s Class: 3pm/Gentle Yoga is for those who are new to yoga or for those who have a specific concern that needs to be addressed. Students will learn how to stretch while strengthening the body gradually with an emphasis on building internal awareness.
Tracy Draksic RYT-200
Tracy began her formal study of yoga at the Himalayan Institute in 1998. After many years of hatha yoga practice, she began expanding her interests into yoga philosophy & psychology, meditation, and Sanskrit. She completed the Institute’s teacher training program and became a certified instructor in 2010. Many opportunities followed for further teacher education in Toronto, Hamilton, and Honesdale, PA. Tracy manages the company web site at HIB and serves as a member of the teacher training faculty. She received a B.A. in French Literature from Wells College and an M.A. in Linguistics from SUNY Buffalo.
Tracy’s Class: 10am/Gayatri Mantra-Start your day relaxed and grounded. Join Tracy for gentle movement and relaxation exercises followed by the chanting of Gayatri Mantra – mantra to the sun as creator. Allow the eternal light to fill your body and consciousness as we conclude by sitting together in silent meditation. No previous experience with the mantra required.
Lokas samastas sukhino bhavantu: “May the whole world attain peace and harmony.”
JULIA KRESS E-RYT500, Yoga Therapist, and Ayurvedic Specialist
Julia Kress has a BA in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo, is a Certified Yoga Instructor at the Advanced 500 Level, E-RYT500, Yoga Therapist, and Ayurvedic Specialist. She has training in “yoga for disabilities” and has been part of the Universal Design Yoga program at UB since 2009. She is the Administrative Coordinator and Senior Teacher for the 200 and 500 hour Teacher Training Program at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and has served as instructor for other teacher training programs in PA and Western NY. She works privately with clients to find the most effective method of yoga practice and lifestyle methods to fit their unique needs and abilities.
Julia’s Class: 11am/Yoga for Everyone~A practice that anyone can participate in. The class will guide you to relate to the energy fields of the body finding stability, lightness, and the fire of consciousness through mindfulness and breath work.
Jarin Weinstein RYT 200/LMT
Jarin Weinstein has been practicing Hatha yoga for 25 years. She immersed herself in the teachings and philosophy when she lived at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale PA. She was officially trained to teach in this tradition in 2009 at their center in India. Jarin’s style blends wisdom from Buddhist practices, the Wise Women traditions, the practice of Non-Duality and guided Self Healing meditations. Along with incorporating her back ground in Massage and Myofascial release therapy. All of which help to focus her classes on knowledge for self-care techniques, self-awareness, and energizing the concepts that unite the body-mind. Jarin understands that Yoga is a living art and it will teach its practitioners, she aims to guide and empower your authentic yoga experience.
Jarin’s Class: 12pm/Hatha for Mind, Body and Soul – a practice in the Himalayan Tradition.
Leslie Rothschild RYT 200
When people find out that I am a yoga teacher, I get some really interesting questions. Do I have to be a vegetarian to practice yoga? What if I can’t touch my toes? Isn’t yoga a religion? My answer to any of these types of questions comes from Mark Whitwell’s book, Heart of Yoga. All you need to practice yoga is your body, breath and a few good friends. We all have exactly what we need to practice and live full yogic lives. We have these amazing bodies that are nourished and cared for through the beautiful movement of asanas (poses). We have our breath to remind us about one of the most basic lessons we are taught as children – sharing. With each inhale we take in just what we need while each exhale gives back to others. We have our few good friends to teach us about grace, compassion and love. These inspirations are what have guided me through life on and off the mat. See that’s the real beauty of Mark Whitwell’s message. What we learn in practice expands way beyond the mat- it’s weaves into our lives. I am so grateful for the lessons I have learned and continue to learn from yoga.
Leslie’s Class: 1pm/Mythology and Asana-Ever wondered where the poses or asanas get their names from? In this slow flow class we will explore the Hindu mythology surrounding the Warriors – Virabhadrasana I, II and III and their significance in our lives today.
Melissa Kleehammer RYT 200
Melissa fills her classes with alignment cues, anatomy tips, yoga philosophy & meditation techniques to help you to deepen your relationship with your Divine & your higher Self. From her experience of being lost and unfulfilled, she will work with you to feel a deep connection to your body, mind and breath that has been lost and help create a new sense of aliveness for your life!
Melissa’s Class: 2pm/Breathing Room-Make space for yourself from your asana practices and drop in more fully to your breath. When we stretch and extend our breath with different techniques, we become more present and prepared for deep meditation. Through directing the breath in different ways, we will bring more prana ‘that which is infinitely everywhere,’ into our bodies; this will draw the veil away from the mind and foster clarity and insight.
Jean Stinson 200RYT
Jean Stinson is finishing her 500 RYT, at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, in July, 2018. She received her 200 RYT, from the same program. Jean’s mission as a teacher is to help each and every student cultivate the joy that is within, gain insight into what causes individual suffering, and to use yoga as a means to alleviate that suffering.
Jean’s Class: 3pm/Healing Art of Yoga-This practice is appropriate for beginners and practitioners of all levels who would like to explore a more nurturing yet energizing practice. We will be focusing on tapas (overcoming inertia), Svadhyaya (self-study, everyBODY is different), and Ishvara Pranidhana (trustful surrender to what life has to offer).
Lidia J Snyder, LMSW, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
Lidia turned to yoga and meditation in the late 1990’s while trying to start a family. She realized yoga’s transformational capacity and is a devoted practitioner who became a RYT-200 hour Certified Instructor in 2013. Her teaching is grounded in the ancient Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali allowing each student to arrive at a place of strength, will and steadiness combined with ease, acceptance and comfort. Drawing on her background as a licensed social worker, Lidia offers a welcoming experience that meets each student “where they are”. She teaches Hatha yoga in the Himalayan tradition and is a 300 hour certified facilitator for Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, an empirically validated treatment for PTSD and Complex Trauma through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Center in Boston. Lidia teaches both traditional and treatment-oriented sessions across Western New York for individuals, groups, and organizations. She lives in Buffalo with her husband, son and dog.
Lidia’s Class: 10am/Yoga is an ancient practice that is being more widely introduced into main stream healing professions. Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is recognized as an evidence-based adjunctive treatment for complex, developmental trauma or chronic, treatment resistant PTSD by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the United States. This practice promotes a sense of safety, relaxation and emotional self-regulation. During this one hour session you are invited to embark on an inward journey of noticing, sensing, and making choices in the present moment. No hands-on adjustments or pranayama. No prior yoga experience required.
Spencer Jones RYT 500, RCYT
Spencer first came to yoga in 2008 as a stressed out student at Erie Community College who needed one more credit hour to qualify as studying full-time. Since then his practice has taken many forms, from practicing hot yoga to successfully losing and keeping off over thirty pounds, to practicing vinyasa and hatha yoga to recover from a long-standing running injury. He completed his 200 Hour Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in the lineage of Sri Ramana Maharshi at Kaivalya Yoga Ashram in San Marcos, Guatemala in April 2015. In 2016 he completed workshops in Iyengar-style wall yoga, as well as structural alignment and yoga therapy. Spencer’s teaching style reflects his own practice of finding stillness and steadiness in every asana and his belief in making yoga accessible to all people and helping them reconnect to a higher sense of Oneness.
Spencer’s Class: 11am/Steady Flow~Join Spencer for a vinyasa flow practice that emphasizes finding “sthira sukham”, the edge between steadiness and ease. A slower flow influenced by classical hatha, meant to let each pose to be its own meditation, as well as in the movements in between to find mindful awareness throughout the practice. Defying the popular notion that a slower flow is somehow easier, this practice is strenuous but adaptable to allow for personal modifications, encouraging the student to be able to stand strong in conscious awareness as the fluctuations of thought and sensation wash over us.
Megan Callahan RYT 200/Studio Director, Yoga Parkside
Megan’s sacred path began early in life. She knew as a young child that she was meant to be a healer and teacher. She loves to work with people to help them become more connected to and aware of their bodies’ innate wisdom and potential. She found her way to yoga as a young teen ago to help with a serious physical condition, and continues to be amazed and humbled by what is discovered on the mat that affects all other aspects of living. She has been teaching for over 15 years and has studied many forms of yoga and movement including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kripalu and Integral, as well as Pilates, the Andrei Droznin method, and the Michael Chekhov Technique. Megan is also a Reiki Master-Teacher/energy worker, musician, and director. Her yoga classes are a lovely and relatable way to explore building strength and confidence: opening bodies and hearts with compassion and gratitude, working at letting go of goals and expectations, and discovering peace. Megan combines her philosophy of energy work into her classes, working with compassion and love as the universal life force is strengthened and balanced. Her classes also often include chanting, unique sequences and self-inquiry using mindfulness based, yogic and buddhist principles.
Megan’s Class: 12pm/Heart Opening Flow-Join Studio Director and Musician Megan Callahan for this special flow sequence to awaken our hearts and our sense of bodichitta with live music during final rest. We’ll share a moving meditation that creates strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind, with a particular emphasis on what it means to cultivate vulnerability in our practice. As we learn to ride the waves of breath in our Yoga practice, we learn to ride the waves of change in our lives with more ease, and to keep our hearts open regardless of what we experience.
Owner of Raw Renewal Yoga, Megan Castlevetere specializes in Buti Yoga. As an advanced Buti instructor and 200hour RYT through Buti Yoga, she helps her students to tap in to what their bodies, minds, and souls need at that very moment.
Megan’s Class: 1pm/Buti yoga is a calorie scorching workout that fuses power yoga with cardio intensive, body sculpting, primal movement. Instead of traditional linear movements, Buti uses the Spiral Structure Technique to challenge the body along all planes of motion. This sculpts and tones the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Buti is a Marathi Indian word for “the cure to something that has been hidden away or kept a secret”. Beyond the physical benefits, Buti is a practice of going within to discover your full potential and “cure” any previous disillusionment of fear, lack, or weakness.
KERRY MITCHELL M. A. E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Kerry has been practicing yoga since the early 90’s and teaching yoga at the Himalayan Institute since 1995. She is a graduate of both the Himalayan Institute’s Teacher Training Program (200 and 500 hour) and Meditation Training Program. Foremost among her other programs of yogic study is the Living Tantra program with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait along with several extended practice intensives at the Himalayan Institute’s centers in Honesdale, PA and in India. In 2014, Kerry joined the faculty of the Himalayan Institute’s Teacher Training program in Buffalo. Following a 25-year career in international affairs, Kerry is now focusing her time and attention on the study and teaching of yoga and restoring a few of Buffalo’s wonderful old homes.
Kerry’s Class: 2pm/Samkhya – The Philosophical Roots of Yoga/Regarded by the Bhagavad Gita as the supreme philosophy, Samkhya is a dualistic school of Indian thought which divides reality between the changeless and the changing, between consciousness and energy or matter. This introductory overview will explore key concepts of samkhya and their relationship to yoga.
LizziDee Levin, MFA, C-IAYT
LizziDee teaches an alignment based style of yoga in the Iyengar lineage at both East Meets West Yoga and OWM Yoga Downtown where she is currently developing and managing a Therapeutic/Wall Yoga program. Practicing yoga since 1999, LizziDee’s mild scoliosis and a spinal trauma following an auto wreck led her to the more therapeutic Iyengar method as she deepened her studies.Since 2004, LizziDee has primarily trained with Lillah Schwartz and Aadil Palkhivala (Purna Yoga), both direct students of B.K.S. Iyengar. She completed her 500 Hour Yoga Therapy – Advanced Teacher Training in 2014, with emphasis on Back Care, Heart Health, the Organ Systems, Sleep Disorders, MS, and the Asymmetric Body. In 2016, LizziDee completed Level 1 Yoga Wall Instructor Training with Bryan Legere, Senior Iyengar Teacher as well as an additional 200 hours of yoga therapy training. She has been certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists since 2017.LizziDee’s own experience with pain management drives her to share yoga as a powerful tool for self-care, empowering students to heal themselves and ease their own suffering. She loves working with students individually and in small groups in order to tailor the practice to meet their individual needs and develop the awareness required to make their practice truly “therapeutic.”
LizzieDee’s Class: Prop-love: Yoga Belts(Straps) 3pm/ – Learn to love yoga props! Join LizziDee for a energy balancing hatha practice and chance to experiment with a yoga strap in each and every pose. Learn what a powerful tool a strap can be: to teach the body the action of a pose, to provide traction and deepen muscle release, and to extend the arms and create binds (containing the energy of a pose.) Straps will be made available, but feel free to bring your own!
Libby Kershner is an enthusiastic yogi who teaches from the heart with playful elements. Yoga has helped Libby improve her own life and health and she is passionate about sharing with others the healing powers of yoga. Libby is a pediatric occupational therapist and has been trained to teach children’s and family yoga through Kidding Around Yoga and Every Kid’s Yoga programs. Libby’s unique perspective and creativity combined with her high energy make every children’s and family yoga class a fun and enriching experience. You’ll leave Libby’s class with a bounce in your step and a smile on your face!
Libby’s Class:10am/Preteen yoga: Join Libby Kershner for a special yoga offering for pre-teens. This class will focus on fun movements, centering through breath, and a playful approach to discovering yoga.
Adam Schifferli RYT 500
Adam is abundantly grateful for all the teachings and teachers he has been blessed to learn from. As a Yoga Teacher (500hr), Reiki Master Teacher, and Meditation coach, he utilizes individualized blends of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki in order to tailor classes and private sessions to meet people’s various needs. Adam invites students to become more aware of sensations, internal feelings, blockages and old habit patterns in order to discover the healing power of living presence. Adam is a storyteller at heart, with his English degree and years of experience working in the combined communications and tech fields, he loves to share these therapeutic practices by weaving stories into his offerings. He believes that sharing our own biographies (which become our biology) with others helps to spread living wisdom as we all walk towards wholeness. Through a commitment to daily practices, Adam continues to learn the importance of connection — to self, family, and purpose in each and every moment. His offerings are driven by a deep desire to share this consciousness of life with others. He encourages students to learn how to listen to their own innate knowing, one breath, one practice, one day at a time.
Adam’s Class: 11am/All levels: Join Adam Schifferli for an all-levels experience where we’ll explore the connection between breath, body, and mind. This slower flow class will help you mindfully unwind into the present moment.
Jane earned her 200 hour certification in 2011 but felt the need to continue on the educational path and in 2015 completed her 500 hours. She has been teaching yoga in East Aurora through community education for eight years and has met many wonderful people in the community. Recently she began teaching for community education in her own town of Lancaster. Her training is in the Vinyasa style, which focuses on connecting movement with breath. One of Jane’s favorite parts of being a yoga instructor is having the privilege to introduce the practice to someone brand new. While the practice has many physical health benefits, it is the spiritual connection that reaps the greatest reward. Yoga will not take away our problems but will help us find the strength and peace within to cope and carry on. Jane loves sharing Yoga in the WNY community as part of her calling to pass on the gifts of these practices.
Jane’s Class: 12pm/50+ Yoga: Join Jane Schmitt for a one-hour slow flowing class incorporates breath work, strengthening,and stretching which heals and protects the body and mind. We will also work on balance and relaxation and end with a simple meditation.
Karen Hansen RYT-200/AYS
Karen Hansen is the owner of Sun Moon Yoga & Wellness in Jamestown, NY. She completed her formal studies at the Himalayan Institute earning both her 200 Hour & Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification (AYS). She continues her studies and will complete her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in July of 2018. Grounded in traditional Hatha Karen’s practices invite you to explore and expand your experience of the subtle body as you calm and focus the mind.
Karen’s Class: 1pm/Meditative Slow Flow-This meditative slow flow is anchored in sama vritti or equal breath and brings a sense of balance and calm. The breath invites a deeper connection with the physical body as it stills the mind and imbues the spirit. In this class we will flow through traditional postures as we attune movement to breath. Through this moving meditation, we balance and calm both the body and the mind. All levels welcome.
Kara Bemis RYT 220hr/300hr
Kara has been practicing yoga for over a decade and has been teaching vinyasa and hatha style classes in studios around the world since 2013. She has a 200 hr YTTC in hatha-vinyasa and a 300 hr YTTC in hatha & yoga therapy. Since moving back to the US in 2016, Kara has been teaching corporate yoga and workshops in studios. Kara loves yoga for its health benefits – physical and mental, and its ability to bring people together.
Kara’s Class: 2pm/Beginner Vinyasa Flow~Vinyasa is a fluid, breath initiated practice that is both challenging and fun. This class is open to all levels with a focus on beginners. Variations are given to keep joints safe and for students to build upon with practice. Child’s pose is a student’s best friend and is always on the menu in this class!
Christine Harbison E-RYT 500
Christine earned her 200 and 500 hour certification from The Himalayan Institute in Buffalo, NY and in Honesdale PA. Christine’s passion and mission is to provide yoga for all people from all walks of life. She opened Satya Yoga in 2015 in Clarence NY to carry out this goal. Christine’s approach to teaching a yoga class is simple, keep it fun, keep it accessible to all bodies in the room and make it beneficial to all participating.
Christine’s Class: 3pm/Hatha Playtime – Have fun exploring different expressions of some traditional asanas. Only requirements an open mind and a playful attitude. All levels accessible.
Our vendors participation help make it possible for us to provide this day of FREE yoga! Please, support them!
Budding Tree Yoga Festival Vendors 2018
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