AUGUST 6 - 9, 2015
Dr. Sharada Hall
r. Sharada Hall is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing Ayurveda since 1993. She will present, “Maintaining Healthy Joints and Muscles with Ayurveda” where attendees will learn how to maintain a healthy yoga body according to the principles of Ayurveda. Hall maintains a private practice in Santa Fe where she combines acupuncture, Ayurvedic nutrition and herbal medicine. She is the creator of BodhiMed.com and a founding member of The Trauma Healing Center in Santa Fe. For more information, call 505-982-4183 or visit BodhiMed.com.
urya Little has been a devoted student and teacher of yoga, macrobiotic healing and the healing arts for more than 20 years. She will lead two classes, “Twisting from the Inside Out” and “Balancing from Head to Toe,” where students will learn the profound healing effects of spinal twists in addition to the strengthening and stabilizing effects of balancing poses. Surya, who specializes in women’s health in yoga, nutrition and therapeutic yoga, teaches from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the energetics of the body. She co-founded Prajna Yoga along with her husband, Tias Little.
ias Little’s unique and skillful teaching approach enables students to find greater depth of understanding andawareness in their practice, both on and off the mat. He is the author of three books, The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop and the forthcoming Yoga of the Subtle Body. He will present several classes, including “Yoga, Wakefulness and Freedom,” a yoga intensive aimed at cultivating meditative awareness through internal listening and subtle attunement in the postures. This class will integrate breath awareness with philosophical reflection, meditation and poems of awakening.
Northern & Central New Mexico
he second annual Santa Fe Yoga Festival being held August 6 to 9 at the Scottish Rite Temple and the Santa Fe Plaza brings conscious community together for a heart-opening, vibration-raising, multi-day experience in a stunning natural setting. Showcasing 108 transformational yoga classes by over 35 world class teachers as well as daily meditations, dharma talks, hikes, Navajo drum ceremonies, cutting edge musical acts, and daily DJ-hosted pool parties, the festival promises to create an atmosphere that revives our spirits, enriches our practice and reminds us how to play. “The opportunity to bring more of our yoga community together with leading instructors, speakers and musicians in this breathtaking location is truly exciting,” says event co-founder, Kurt Young. A festival for the whole family, other activities will include spa services at Ten Thousand waves, mountain biking and pool parties. A marketplace hosted by festival sponsors will sell yoga-related products such as books, active wear, shoes, jewelry, and art. The festival will also host cooking classes and a farm-to-table dinner for guests to enjoy local organic food paired with wonderful wines from local vintners. There will also be a film premiere of Dying to Know with a filmmaker’s panel and discussion, followed by a wine tasting event. Headlining the festival at 6 p.m. on August 8 at Fort Marcy Park is renowned musician, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti and his band Spearhead, known for the communal spirit they create with their extraordinary live shows. Franti is recognized as a pioneering force using music