IJY IT’S JUST YOGA
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IT'S JUST YOGA FEST AND
WELLNESS WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE
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Grow. Change. Evolve. The Mehta Metaphysical Center is the masterful expression of Vipin Mehta, an international speaker and author of the Global Healing trilogy. Vipin has pursued Metaphysical and spiritual seeking by Spiritual Masters and Modern Mystics from all over the world. He created the Mehta Metaphysical Center to share his lifetime of spiritual seeking and experience with other seekers like you. He is the Mehta Metaphysical Center's Master Metaphysician.
The Mehta Metaphysical Center is over 9000 sq. ft. of world-class metaphysical mastery. • • • • •
Metaphysical Art Galleries Healing & Spiritual Centers Metaphysical Healers Crystal Healing Gallery Rose Quartz Crystal Temple of Love Meditation Space • Metaphysical/Healing Libraries Join us for our monthly meditations in our beautiful Rose Quartz Crystal Temple of Love, a room filled with rose quartz crystals to assist in elevating the energies of healing community, and self-love. Schedule 1:1 sessions with any of our healers for insight towards your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and wellness.
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to the winners of our It’s Just Yoga (IJY) cover contest! MARGEE BAILEY & OLIVER ONA
This is how we flow in Florida! This pic of Margee and Oliver was taken at Kelly Rock Springs, where you can't help but surrender to the flow of nature's beauty!
COVER PHOTO CONTEST
Congratulations to the RUNNERS UP of the IJY Cover Contest!
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Things to Know to Keep you in the Know Classes at It’s Just Yoga Fest are Donation Based Benefiting New Hope for Kids WAYS TO DONATE
• Online at ItsJustYogaFest.com — or scan QR Code above • On site at festival at Information Tent (cash or credit cards accepted): - All donations accepted and appreciated - Donate $10 and receive a limited edition 2022 festival pin - Donate $20 and receive an official festival shirt (special thanks to Chris Vella State Farm Agent for donating the festival shirts) - Donate $50 and receive a limited edition 2022 festival pin and official festival shirt
To learn more about New Hope, or to volunteer, please visit www.newhopeforkids.org or call 407-331-3059.
Send out Some Yogi Love
The producers of “It’s Just Yoga Fest” would like to send out a special thank you to our sponsors. Without the support of these companies, we would not be able to host this donation-based festival. Please stop by their booths and show them some yogi love!
Renowned DJ & Musician DJ Taz Rashid To Appear at It’s Just Yoga Fest
DJ Taz Rashid has been featured in Yoga Journal magazine, performed at Wanderlust and Bhakti Festival and performed in Miami with Kate Hudson at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. DJ Taz uses multiple instruments to create a breath — beat synchronization and will play his legendary, inner peace invoking electronic beats to help you bring joy to your mat.
IN THE HEA HEART OF ORLAN RLAND DO
The Creators of It’s Just Yoga Health & Fitness Festival The It’s Just Yoga Festivals are produced by inPower Events, Inc. The festival was the vision of local yogi and event producer, Colette Ferrell. Her dream was to bring together the Central Florida yoga community, showcasing local instructors and businesses, with the added goal of supporting a local nonprofit. Over the years, many have assisted Colette with the festival. A special thank you goes to Cathie Kissick, Renée Blair, Henry Green, Gloria Capozzi and Khalil J. Makdah. 2 IT'S JUST YOGA MAGAZINE | CENTRAL FLORIDA | SPRING/SUMMER 2022
In Memoriam Special loves goes to Glenn Gonzalez (aka Double G) who we lost in 2021. He was part of the IJY team since 2015 and his heart, sense of humor and hard work helped make the festival what it is today. We miss you, friend.
You can see DJ Taz at hOMe Wellness on Saturday, March 5, at1:00 pm, at the Silent Glow Yoga Class on Saturday, March 5, at 7:00 pm, and at the It’s Just Yoga Fest on Sunday, March 6 at 12:15 pm. Tickets and details can be found at ItsJustYogaFest.com
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CLASS SCHEDULE TIME 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
CLASS IT'S JUST ONE MOMENT
march 6, 2022 LAKE EOLA PARK ORLANDO
All Classes Donation Based for New Hope for Kids; Classes are subject to change.
DETAILS LOCATION: Area A • PRESENTED BY: Dr. Brooke Stuart Join us as we create Central Florida's Largest Meditation Moment
Chris Vella, State Farm Agent It’s Just One Moment is about gathering together, being in community and waking up to each other through the power that lies within. “It’s Just” One Moment (OM) is made possible by Chris Vella State Farm, Chris Vella, Agent
LOCATION: Area B • PRESENTED BY: Guruv Yoga
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
TWIST, BIND & UNWIND
Refresh & energize your entire body with a flow focused on feel-good twists and stretches for the hips, back and hamstrings. This class is designed to create space in the upper body and release in the lower body, allowing layers of tightness and tension to melt away. Accessible for all levels and excellent for athletes like runners, cyclists, golfers, etc to encourage muscle recovery and flexibility.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Area A • PRESENTED BY: The Creators of Yoga in Lake Eola Park
Everyone is welcome as rad teachers guide participants through a all-level, friendly movement yoga practice. All ages and ability levels are welcome — this is a judgement-free zone.
LOCATION: Area C • PRESENTED BY: Yoga by Yolonda Deon
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Kids Yoga classes with Yolonda Deon are fun-filled yoga, meditation, and mindfulness sessions with a twist that uses a PLAY-based yoga curriculum that is trauma-informed conscious. Sessions include: Circle Time, age-appropriate yoga sequencing, games that encourage mindfulness, use of copyrighted music, and kid-friendly meditation.
LOCATION: Area B • PRESENTED BY: Maitland Harmony Yoga
Gentle Yoga is a variation of Hatha Yoga which is accessible to students of all levels. This practice is taken at a slow pace and incorporates modifications for each pose that promote bodily awareness. Gentle yoga is the perfect practice for someone who is new to yoga or looking to slow down and refocus their practice.
LOCATION: Area A • PRESENTED BY: DJ Taz Rashid and Orlando Power Yoga
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
YOGA & BEATS
This is a heart-pumping flow class that starts off with grounding music, builds the energy, peaks with high vibes and then chills out to yin and Savasana. DJ Taz uses multiple instruments to create a breath- beat synchronization and will play his legendary, inner peace invoking electronic beats to help you bring joy to your mat.
LOCATION: Area C • PRESENTED BY: Q’umir Yoga
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
(Instructed in Spanish)
YIN FOR YOUR YANG
¿Que tan abierto esta tu corazón? Conecta con tu energía compasiva en esta clase de 1 hora apta para todos. Sera una sesión de Vinyasa donde, a través de respiración y movimientos fluidos, trabajaremos nuestra apertura de pecho y activaremos nuestro centro de emociones mas altas, Chakra Corazon. This class is made possible by Zen Living Realty
LOCATION: Area B • PRESENTED BY: Om Sunshine Yoga & SUP
Allow yourself to release and let go from the daily hustle of life in in this yin class. We will allow the connective tissues in the body to open up while receiving a guided meditation. If you're looking for time to unwind and reconnect with your body and breath, this class is for you! This class is suitable for all levels.
LOCATION: Area A • PRESENTED BY: The Chopra Mind Body Zone
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
NEXT LEVEL YOGI
BALANCING FLOW: A signature all-levels Chopra Yoga class that incorporates Chopra's Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Ayurvedic wisdom to help you experience greater health, joy, and peace in your life. This hatha/vinyasa hybrid class begins with a few minutes of breath work (pranayama) and flows into a vinyasa sequence to help bring balance to your dosha (mind-body type). All skill levels welcome, variations will be provided.
LOCATION: Area B • PRESENTED BY: Yoga Mix Orlando
Designed for anyone who craves refinement. Practice at your own pace in this work-shop style class. Learn proper alignment and technique. This class will inspire you to level up your practice.
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CENTRAL FLORIDA’S LARGEST YOGA & WELLNESS EVENT
Renowned DJ & Musician DJ Taz Rashid to Appear at It’s Just Yoga Fest
“It’s Just Yoga” Health & Fitness Festival returns to Lake Eola for 8th consecutive year, adds a second day.
ince 2015, It’s Just Yoga Festival has attracted thousands of yogis of all ages and expertise levels to Lake Eola for a day of yoga classes benefiting New Hope for Kids. The 8th annual, Sunday “Its Just Yoga Festival,” features donation-based classes, taught by Central Florida instructors in a variety of yoga disciplines. New classes offered at this year’s event include Chopra Yoga, presented by the Chopra Mind Body Zone. The festival also features a Marketplace where attendees can interact, sample products and explore the latest trends in health, wellness, and fitness products as well a variety of local food vendors.
This year's festival is expanding to two days, adding Saturday, March 5th labeled as hOMe Wellness Weekend. The additional day offers wellness classes based on alternative therapies at UCF’s new state of the art downtown facility in the Creative Village. The day culminates in an exciting and one of kind yoga class — Silent Glow Yoga. The Saturday yoga class is headlined by world renowned DJ Taz Rashid, who will spin live at the class as glow paint covered yogis tune in on LED lit headsets. Saturday’s classes are ticketed and patrons can purchase in advance or on the website. Tickets & Donations at ItsJustYogaFest.com
DJ Taz Rashid has been featured in Yoga Journal magazine, performed at Wanderlust and Bhakti Festival. He utilizes multiple instruments to create a breath—beat synchronization and will play his legendary, inner peace invoking electronic beats to help you bring joy to your mat. Prior to attending It’s Just Yoga, he will be appearing in Miami with Kate Hudson at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. SATURDAY (3/5/22) hOMe Wellness Weekend (ticketed event) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. UCF Down Town Campus at the Creative Village Silent Glow Yoga with DJ Taz Rashid (ticketed event) 7 p.m. – Lake Eola Park, North East Lawn SUNDAY (3/6/22) It’s Just Yoga Festival (donation-based event) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Lake Eola Park, North East Lawn
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wellness weekend event guide
CLASS SCHEDULE march 5, 2022 • 10am–4pm UCF downtown campus
500 W. Livingston St. • Orlando, FL 32801 For Tickets and Class Descriptions: ItsJustYogaFest.com
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ORLANDO HEALTH CANCER INSTITUTE BY SUSAN WILLIAMS PARK
Along with the pranayama, or mindful breath work, yoga becomes an essential part of managing pain and healing the whole patient. A consistent restorative yoga practice assists in regaining range of motion and flexibility lost to medical treatments. Produced in the USA with the lowest TOTAL carbon footprint, AshtaLuxe’s premium yoga mats are made for those who prefer exceptional grip and added support/comfort in their practice.
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“Yoga is so good for the cancer patients in my class but many of them have knee and back pain. The mat has a lot of give, and coupled with the Patella Pad, it makes a big difference. My Cancer Warrior yoga students are really loving them!” — Dr. Cristina Romagnoli, Physical Therapist and Yoga Instructor Pairing perfectly with their yoga mat, AshtaLuxe’s unique Patella Pad offers additional / welcomed support in asanas that put extra pressure on joints and sit bones. Orlando Health’s yoga therapy students (pictured) reported an ease on their joints when using
cal benefits yoga has to offer all age groups. AshtaLuxe is partnering, once again, with the Orlando yoga community by donating yoga mats and Patella Pads to New Hope for Kids in March 2022. Offering many programs of support, New Hope is dedicated to local children and families suffering from loss or illness.
the Patella Pad, aiding in poses that can be difficult or painful after chemotherapy and cancer treatments.
AshtaLuxe is proud to be a part of It’s Just Yoga Festival 2022. Please visit our booth on March 6th. We’re eager to connect with more Orlando yogis and learn about what yoga means to you!
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shtaLuxe was honored to be a small part of the Orlando Health Cancer Institute’s yoga class offerings for patients living with/recovering from cancer. AshtaLuxe donated yoga mats and Patella Pad™s to the Orlando Health Cancer Institute’s Yoga for Cancer Warriors classes taught by Cristina Romagnoli PT, DPT, CLT, RYT-200. Therapeutic yoga classes are an instrumental part of many hospitals’ continued commitment to their patients’ overall wellness and recovery.
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he mysterious powers of the Chakras was just one of the many pre-meditation teachings that Vipin Mehta shared with guests of the Mehta Metaphysical Center. Each month, the Crystal Temple of Love fills with beautiful “seeking” souls from all walks of life gathering to share in the free guided meditation and to experience the reverb of collective consciousness in a space created solely in the spirit of love. Just walking up to the doorway of the meditation space, guests feel the energy. Intricately placed rose quartz crystals fill the room with vibrational love, including one of the largest — if not the largest — rose quartz sphere in the world. Vipin Mehta, author and the beloved Master Metaphysician and Seeker, founded the purely not for profit, Mehta Metaphysical Center (MMC) right here in Winter Park, Florida. After meditations, guests are offered the opportunity to tour the over 9,000-square- -foot facility including several metaphysical galleries, various libraries, a spiritual center and even a healing center. There, healers are available to assist their clients using different modalities. Ted Skorman is the MMC’s Vibrational Intuit trained in reading the etheric energy using, one of only a few biopulsar devices on this side of the United States. Ted can read how the 7 energy centers (chakras) in one’s body are functioning by percentage, as well as the color energy coming out of the aura and it is the only machine that can read the energy in all 46 organs. Simply placing their hand on the gold-plated pegs for several minutes, mea-
suring the energy coming out of the pressure points, the computer program then reveals colors on the monitor specific to the energy emitted. This allows clients to know, assuredly, whether there is an energy blockage in the organs or a lack of energy in a chakra. This will enable them to then focus their awareness to take pro-active steps toward opening and becoming better aligned energetically. Once clients know what chakras are blocked, other practitioners at MMC are available to help clients emotionally, spiritually and energetically. For example, Heidi Bromm is MMC’s Certified Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner and Certified Beyond Quantum Healing Practitioner. “I use hypnosis to actively guide clients to make positive changes for themselves. Together my client and I determine the optimal result they would like to experience. I then use ‘hypnotic language’ — positive suggestions and metaphors, for example — to communicate with the client’s subconscious mind to plant the seeds of the desired change.” Beyond Quantum Healing is used for clients to make positive changes for themselves — it is sacred, ceremonial, drawing upon many modalities including shamanism. Jax Cassidy, a 6th generation Transformational Intuitive, gets specific messages from spirits for clients to help and guide them on their pilgrimage or healing path. Clients can rely
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on her genuine, no-nonsense approach to delivering the specific message to support, encourage or challenge them. For those who are looking for a transcendent experience, Stephanie Ray is a Life Coach who is introducing a Tachyon transformational experience to MMC. Clients state feeling “euphoric and at peace.” Time in the Tachyon Chamber can help balance the chakras and meridians, offer mental/emotional release, memory and concentration improvement and a sensation as if bathed in complete unconditional love. Co-creating a legacy of love, Vipin continues to expand the Mehta Metaphysical Center, while in the process of publishing his next contribution to humanity, Consciously, Creating, Creativity. Mehta Metaphysical Center is proud to be a part of It’s Just Yoga Festival 2022. Please visit our booth on Sunday, March 6th —Ted will be available with Biopulsar. Come hear Ted Skorman speak at the Hometown Wellness Orlando, 11:30 AM, Saturday, March 5, 2022. We cannot wait to meet you! www.mehtametaphysicalcenter.com @mehtametaphysicalcenter Facebook: themehtametaphysicalcenter
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