Yoga Class – Sandy Hicks

September 15th during Rochester VegFest!  Classes are $20 and all proceeds go to charity – half go to Rochester VegFest and half to Sandy’s choice of the Rochester Area Vegan Society. Our gratitude to Sandy for donating her time! And thank you for supporting VegFest!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Sandy Hicks – Purchase tickets at VegFest Booth

Sandy HicksNamaste friends. My name is Sandy but am often called Saraja, the name given to me by my teacher Brahamand Stapleton after 20 years of 4 path yoga study under his wing. Yoga / meditation has never not been a part of my memory. At the age of 11, I sat upon a rooftop in downtown Rochester with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and discovered Transcendental Meditation. My adult yogic path is Jnana Yoga, and it has served me to create Yoga Teacher Trainings with great depth, wisdom, and transformation. So very blessed to have had parents that allowed me to eat and drink whatever I wanted ever since I can remember. One of my earliest memories was sitting with the cows that butted up to my parents’ land, and knowing they were my friends, not food or drink. At about 7, I realized we were all connected. And that is Yoga, that knowingness of this, is the greatest path to peace I think one can have.

On September 15th, I offer a class of soulfulness, kindness, friendliness and compassion to honor our friends that need our support, voice and love. Yoga is for healing. All are welcome to this class. There are ‘no limitations’. If you can breathe, you belong here. My greatest gratitude for the organizers of the Rochester VegFest. I wanted to do one long ago, but thought I’d be the only one that would show up! THANK you…..its a privilege to be a part of this event.

Peace and light to ALL, Saraja.

Grounded by Yoga Studios & Yoga Teacher Training Center, LLC, Founder/Director Finger Lakes Natural Living Fair September 29, 2018, Founder / Organizer

Classes meet in the lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The lodge is right next to Chestnut Street, down the stairs and through the glass doors on the left.

Yoga Class – Jessica Middleton

September 15th during Rochester VegFest!  Classes are $20 and all proceeds go to charity – half go to Rochester VegFest and half to Jessica’s choice of Skylands Animal Sanctuary. Our gratitude to Jessica for donating her time! And thank you for supporting VegFest!

9 am – 10 am: JESSICA MIDDLETON – Purchase tickets at VegFest Booth

Jessica MiddletonI am: Yogi. Vegan. Activist. Mother. Nurse. Recovering worrier. Thrift-store shopper. Art-admirer. Truth-seeker. Blue Moon drinker. Film watcher. Coffee-lover. Tree-hugger. Cold-hater. Lady-bug saver. Traveler. Listener. Reader. Wonderer. Wanderer. Procrastinator. Communicator. Collaborator. Stubborn. 🙂

Classes meet in the lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The lodge is right next to Chestnut Street, down the stairs and through the glass doors on the left.

Yoga Class – Chris Meeker

September 15th during Rochester VegFest!  Classes are $20 and all proceeds go to charity – half go to Rochester VegFest and half to Chris’ choice of Skylands Animal Sanctuary. Our gratitude to Chris for donating his time! And thank you for supporting VegFest!

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: CHRIS MEEKER – Purchase tickets at VegFest Booth

Chris Meeker

Yoga is moving meditation. For me, practicing is a way to bring mind and body into alignment with each other, the breath and movement synchronizing with the moment as the practice progresses. As a teacher, I feel it is my goal to create the space for yoga practitioners to experience and explore their own personal possibilities, tapping into their true potential and transformation.

Classes meet in the lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The lodge is right next to Chestnut Street, down the stairs and through the glass doors on the left.

Yoga Class – Imani Olear

September 15th during Rochester VegFest!  Classes are $20 and all proceeds go to charity – half go to Rochester VegFest and half to Imani’s choice of Yoga 4 a Good Hood. Our gratitude to Imani for donating her time! And thank you for supporting VegFest!

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm: IMANI OLEAR – Purchase tickets at VegFest Booth

Imani Olear

Imani heads Yoga 4 a Good Hood, which seeks to restore peace of mind, peace of heart and peace within the community on and off the mat.

Classes meet in the lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The lodge is right next to Chestnut Street, down the stairs and through the glass doors on the left.

Yoga Class – Brittany Boyd

September 15th during Rochester VegFest!  Classes are $20 and all proceeds go to charity – half go to Rochester VegFest and half to Brittany’s choice of Skyland’s Animal Sanctuary. Our gratitude to Brittany for donating her time! And thank you for supporting VegFest!

10:15 am – 11:15 am – Purchase tickets at VegFest Booth
 

Brittany Dodd

I believe that yoga is an amazing and transformative practice. My teaching style is body-positive, energetic, meditative, and centered around compassion and kindness. Yoga has taught me how to honor my body and push past any limiting beliefs while creating space for new possibilities in my life. Yoga has also allowed me to experience the feeling of connectedness to the world around me, especially to animals and nature. This connectedness inspired me to become vegan myself. I’m honored to be a part of the Rochester Veg Fest and to be able to share the gifts that this practice has given me with this community!

Classes meet in the lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The lodge is right next to Chestnut Street, down the stairs and through the glass doors on the left.

breathe

Thank you breathe!  breathe has donated an 11 class pass as a raffle item to this year’s event!  With locations in Pittsford, Downtown, Collegetown, Webster, Greece, Victor, and Syracuse there’s no excuse not to get your downward dog on!

Yoga Benefit for We Animals

We are pleased to offer you an amazing way to start your day at Rochester VegFest! Mary Barletta will be leading a very special Yoga Benefit Class from 8:00 to 9:30 on Saturday September 16. All proceeds from your $20 donation will directly benefit Jo-Anne McArthur’s We Animals Project, which documents through photography animals in the human environment. Ten lucky yogis will receive a free Coobie Yoga Bra, generously donated by our friends at Coobie. We hope to see you there!

  • When: 8:00 am – 9:30 am Saturday, September 16th
  • Where: the Lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Tickets: $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoga 4 a Good Hood

Yoga 4 a Good Hood will have a booth at the VegFest.  Y4AGH strives to be a place of healing, peace and acceptance in the community.

The leader, Imani, is a pastor at Reformation Lutheran Church and a yoga teacher.  She has noticed that yoga tends not to reach people of color or certain economic backgrounds.  It seems out of reach, out of touch, and they see little benefit to their lives.  She says,

I strongly believe that bringing Yoga For A Good Hood into the city of Rochester will begin to address the issues of brokenness, hardship, struggle, abuse and self degradation and people will find peace within instead of always seeking something outside of themselves.

Their yoga classes are free but they welcome donations.