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Yoga Bliss Festival 2024!

August 1 - August 4

Yoga Bliss Festival August 1-4, 2024!

Details coming soon!  Registration will launch on March 1, 2024.

We are building the schedule and excited to bring back some of your favorites from last year and new experiences this year.  Thank you for visiting our page and watching out schedule build creating 4 days of yoga, meditation, dance, song, breath work, art, and community.

Namaste,

Kathy Kessler, Organizer

Yoga Bliss Festival 2023! Augusta, MO – August 10-13, 2023

August 10-13, 2023 – You are invited to join us on the mat for 4 days of yoga, breath work, meditation, singing, fellowship, GF meals, and activities at the Harmonie Verein Cultural Center at 5333 Hackmann Road and at Oaks Crossing Conference Center 5520 Locust Street, Augusta, MO.  Please take a look at the schedule and sign up for the sessions, along with mindful meals –  lunches and dinners.  Use the links below to register.

We encourage you to also make it a full day or weekend experience with hiking and mountain biking in Klondike Park and Matson Hill Park nearby.  Ride a bike or take a leisure walk on the beautiful Katy Trail State Park.  Enjoy the shops in town or visit a local winery or the brewery after you complete yoga.  You may like to make reservations at Root Food +Wine for a foodie experience with fine dining.   Stay the night at a local B&B in Augusta, or nearby town such as Washington, Defiance, Marthasville, or  New Melle. Create your BLISS!

Pricing per student.  You may select single session or a package of sessions. To register, sign up for the first one, then you will be given the payment package options.  Complete the payment and first registration, and then you can sign up for your remaining sessions you purchased.  If you need assistance please call Kathy Kessler 314-369-6804 or Halcyon Spa 636-228-4110.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Food provided by Sunflower Hill Farm, Augusta, MO.  Lunch and dinner sessions titled Mindful Meals and can be purchased with a session package.  These meals will start with a gratitude blessing at the beginning and be enriched with a Bliss Festival leader at each one participating in the fellowship of the conscious dining experience.   These are pre-set menus, see details below.  All  mindful meals are Gluten Free and vegetarian.  

Thursday, August 10

Festival Practices at the Harmonie Verein and Kids Yoga Practices at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Thursday Sessions

9:00 AM – Slow Flow Yoga – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200 at the Harmonie Verein

11:00 AM – Akashic Record Meditation  – Grace Lindsay at the Harmonie Verein

12:30 PM –  Mindful Lunch – Solar Plexus Chakra – Tumeric Burrito, Spinach Salad, Protein Balls, Broth. Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals at the Harmonie Verein

2:00 PM – Restorative, Yin, MFR Yoga, Visualization Meditation – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200 at the Harmonie Verein

4:00 PM – Slow Flow Opening the Heart and Strengthening the Core – Melissa Schwentker Duchatschek, RYT at the Harmonie Verein

6:00 PM – Inspiration Activation Breath Work  – Shenee Alexa Booth at the Harmonie Verein

7:30 PM –  Mindful Dinner – Solar Plexus Chakra – Cauliflower Chickpea Stew and Rosemary Flatbread.  All meals served with fresh fruit, water and tea at the Harmonie Verein

KIDS YOGA REGISTRATION CLICK HERE!

9:00 AM – Mommy & Me Yoga, ages newborn to 4 years old  – Josie Retterer, RYT and Bozenna Johnson, LMT, RYT-200, Expert Level MFR at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

10:30 AM – Kids Yoga Ages 5, 6, & 7 – Josie Retterer, RYT and Bozenna Johnson, LMT, RYT-200, Expert Level MFR at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

12:00 PM – Kids Yoga Ages 8, 9, & 10 – Josie Retterer, RYT and Bozenna Johnson, LMT, RYT-200, Expert Level MFR at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

5:15 PM – Tween/Teen Yoga – Bozenna Johnson, LMT, RYT-200, Expert Level MFR at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

7:00 PM  – Teen Yoga – Bozenna Johnson, LMT, RYT-200, Expert Level MFR at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

Friday, August 11

Select from multiple choices from 7 am to 6 pm.  Large practices at the Harmonie Verein and small groups at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Friday Sessions

7:00 AM – Yoga Fusion Yang/Yin – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200 at the Harmonie Verein

9:00 AM – Sattva Himalayan Kundalini Yoga: Fearless Heart – Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ  at the Harmonie Verein

11:00 AM – 3D Mobility Yoga – Holly Harris – Marthasville, MO at the Harmonie Verein

11:00 AM – Dynamic Yoga Method – Juli Shuster, RYT  at Oaks Crossing Conference Center at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

12:30 PM –  Mindful Lunch – Love Chakra – GF Crostini, Hummus and Veggies, Protein Balls, Broth.  Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals at the Harmonie Verein

2:00 PM – Pelvic Floor Myofascial Release Yoga – Sarah Helle, PT, PhD, LMT, CHNC, RYT-500 – Glen Carbon, IL at the Harmonie Verein

2:00 PM – Soul Collage – limited to 12 – Jenna Israel, MA LPC trauma and healing therapist – Sedona, AZ at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

4:00 PM – Slow Flow Create Mobility in the Hips, Release Tension in Hamstrings, Strengthen the Legs – Melissa Schwentker Duchatschek, RYT, E-RYT –  Washington, MO at the Harmonie Verein

4:00 PM – Inspiration Activation Breathwork  – Shenee Alexa Booth at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

6:00 PM – Elevated Dance – Sara Clover at the Harmonie Verein

6:00 PM – Yin Yoga with Gong – Dhyanashanti, Yoga/kundalini, yoga teacher, life coach, and CHT with RTT at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

7:30 PM –  Mindful Dinner – Love Chakra – Buddha Bowl and Mung bean Slaw.  All meals served with fresh fruit, water and tea.

Saturday, August 12

Select from multiple choices from 7 am to 6 pm.  Large practices at the Harmonie Verein and small groups at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Saturday Sessions

7:00 AM – Sunrise Yoga – Elaine Wheeler Blackmur, RYT  – Washington, MO at the Harmonie Verein

9:00 AM – MFR Yoga – Sarah Helle, PT, PhD, LMT, CHNC, RYT-500 – Glen Carbon, IL at the Harmonie Verein at the Harmonie Verein

9:00 AM – “Living in Bhakti”-  Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga, Stories and Chanting – Sangita Devi, 500-Hour RYT – Sedona, AZ at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

11:00 AM – Kundalini Yoga and Gong – SiriAtma Kaur, CCHT with ACHE, KRI Level 2 Teacher – Wildwood, MO at the Harmonie Verein

11:00 AM – Meditation and Journaling 101 – Jenna Israel, MA LPC trauma and healing therapist – Sedona, AZ at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

12:30 PM – Mindful Lunch – Throat Chakra – Beet Goat Cheese Galette, Apple Salad, Protein Balls, Broth.  Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals at the Harmonie Verein

2:00 PM – Kirtan and Heart Songs Concert – Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ at the Harmonie Verein

Click here to listen to the latest album from Ananda Das

2:00 PM – Heart Centered Yoga and Meditation – Regan Caruthers, RYT – Washington, MO at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

4:00 PM – Buti Bliss Yoga – Dhyanashanti, Yoga/kundalini, yoga teacher, life coach, and CHT with RTT  at the Harmonie Verein

4:00 PM – Sound Healing – Kelly Kimberlin at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

6:00 PM – Voice Opening Practice – Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ  at the Harmonie Verein

6:00 PM – Yoga Nidra and Theta Healing – Jessica Caimi at Oaks Crossing Conference Center

7:30 PM –  Mindful Dinner – Throat Chakra – Teriyaki Cauliflower Bites and Zucchini Pasta.  All meals served with fresh fruit, water and tea.

Sunday, August 13 

All sessions will be held at the Harmonie Verein for the final day

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Sunday Sessions

7:00 AM – Gentle Slow Flow – Billie Kincaid, RYT-200 – O’Fallon, MO

8:30 AM – Mindfulness in Nature – Jenna Israel, MA LPC trauma and healing therapist – Sedona, AZ

9:00 AM – Meditation Boards – A New Way to Destress – Amelia Williams – Marthasville, MO

11:00 AM – Hanuman Chalisa Practice with Yin Yoga- Sangita Devi, 500-Hour RYT – Sedona, AZ at the Harmonie Verein

12:30 PM –  Mindful Lunch – Crown Chakra – Ceasar Salad, Pea and Spinach Shakshouka, Protein Balls, Broth.  Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals.

2:00 PM – Yoga Fusion – Yang/Yin Practice – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200 at the Harmonie Verein

4:00 PM –  Cacao Ceremony – Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ at the Harmonie Verein

6:00 PM – Yoga Nidra & Theta Healing – Jessica Caimi at the Harmonie Verein

 

Details about each session:

Thursday, August 10

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Thursday Sessions

9:00 AM – Slow Flow Yoga – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200 – Join Kathy Kessler for a Slow Flow Yoga Practice with time to feel into the transitions of movement from one shape to the next, connecting with breath to guide the movement.  Explore Sun Salutation, and smooth transitions in and out of various postures threaded together by breath.    All levels welcomed!  “I look forward to seeing you on the mat.”

11:00 AM – Akashic Record Meditation – Grace Lindsay – The Akashic Records are a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey. – Linda Howe.  Join Grace Lindsay to learn about the dimension of Light called the Akashic Records.  Grace will guide you in how to access this sacred resource to answer questions big and small. Raise your emotional intelligence, increase your conscious connection and ignite transformation in all areas of your life with the Akashic Records.  This workshop will also benefit alternative healers and life coaches in increasing energy intelligence for working with clients.  Grace will be available for private Akashic Record readings while at the festival.

12:30 PM –  Mindful Lunch – Solar Plexus Chakra – Tumeric Burrito, Spinach Salad, Protein Balls, Broth. Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals at the Harmonie Verein

2:00 PM – Restorative, Yin, MFR Yoga, Visualization Meditation – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200  with Crystal Bowls providing Sound Healing  –  The 90 minute practice is a fusion of yoga postures (asana) with breath (pranayama) and concepts of visualization and Myofascial Release.  We will play with slow transitions, mindful alignment, long holds, breath and more.

4:00 PM – Slow Flow Opening the Heart and Strengthening the Core – Melissa Schwentker Duchatschek – Washington, MO – Vinyasa means a gradual progression or a step-by-step approach that systematically and appropriately takes a student from one point and safely lands them at the next point. In this 90 minute class students will be guided through a series of energizing postures that build toward a peak pose. Our focus for the practice will be on opening the heart center and strengthening the core. Options are always available, allowing students the opportunity to work toward the pose in a way that supports them where they are in that moment.

6:00 PM – Inspiration Activation Breathwork  – Shenee Alexa Booth –  This unique self-embodiment journey blends awareness, intention, movement & sound within a conscious connected breathing practice. Commonly known as transformational breathwork, this active guided meditation uses diaphragmatic breathing in a circular pattern to energize your entire being, increasing vitality, joy + bliss!   Your breath is your life force, therefore the quality of your breath directly relates to the quality of your life. Breathwork is a powerful tool for readjusting the lens through which you are experiencing your life and bringing you back into alignment with your truest self.  This is an integrative practice which affects all facets of your being, returning you to your most natural state of self healing and harmony. Many people experience palpable release of creative blocks and undesired patterns in the nervous system, along with an energetic rebirthing that leaves them with less anxiety, better sleep and feeling more clarity with their true purpose.​​  Other benefits of Breathwork include improved immune functioning, release of toxins, easier focus and concentration, release of stored trauma, elimination of habits, ability to self regulate under strong emotional states, deeper meditation and inner peace.  Props: Yoga mat or pilates mat, Minimum 2 Blankets per person; 1 for under body, 1 for over, 1-2 Pillows or bolsters per person; 1 under knees while laying on back & optional behind head, Eye Mask (bandana or strip of cloth works fine), Journal & writing utensil, and Water bottle.

7:30 PM –  Mindful Dinner – Solar Plexus Chakra – Cauliflower Chickpea Stew and Rosemary Flatbread.  All meals served with fresh fruit, water and tea at the Harmonie Verein

Friday, August 11

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Friday Sessions

7:00 AM – Yoga Fusion Yang/Yin – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200, Expertise Level MFR Therapist – The Yang portion will include Slow Flow Yoga to awaken the body in the morning.  This open level practice will lead you through movement and create space for your breath to guide you.  Kathy will combine movements with various modifications for the collective group to flow at their own pace in a way that meets the edges of honoring limits and inspiring potential.  We will explore alignment and smooth transitions in and out of asana postures.  Then we will settle into Yin Postures with long 3-5 minute holds allowing the myofascial system to soften and release, restore length and space in the body and return flow of our crystalline liquid essence.

9:00 AM – Sattva Himalayan Kundalini Yoga: Fearless Heart – Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ  – We have had to be spiritual warriors to not get caught up in all the fear that has been pushed on us from what seems every angle. Are you looking for some support and practices to strengthen your courage and overcome your fears?   Sattva Himalayan Kundalini Yoga is an ever-evolving and inclusive practice of meditation, kriya, asana, movement, pranayama, radical aliveness, and timeless wisdom. It integrates the science of Hatha and Kriya Yoga from ancient lineages, incorporating purification sequencing, so each journey has a subtle cellular shift, dynamic mind-body experience, as well as a mindful meditative experience.  It is very powerful for stabilizing emotions, reducing anxiety, decreasing fear, and deep healing. It’s wonderful for cultivating joy, bliss, love, peace, stillness and a feeling of radical aliveness.  Come experience this incredible technology to support you in facing and overcoming your fears!

11:00 AM – 3D Mobility Yoga – Holly Harris – Marthasville, MO – Invites you to find mobility through proprioceptive postures that endorse the line of the spine. Activate the muscles that help you find stability, strength, and balance. This class is well suited for participants who are new to yoga.

11:00 AM – Dynamic Yoga Method – Juli Schuster, RYT-500 – My classes are instructed utilizing the Dynamic Yoga Method- a method based on intelligent sequencing and self-inquiry. Students are guided to move their body using direct action prompts. As students move, focusing on proper alignment, engaging core actions, syncing movement with breath and staying in the present moment, the experience becomes a moving meditation and a powerful opportunity for self-discovery.

12:30 PM –  Mindful Lunch – Love Chakra – GF Crostini, Hummus and Veggies, Protein Balls, Broth.  Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals at the Harmonie Verein

2:00 PM – Pelvic Floor Myofascial Release Yoga – Sarah Helle, PT, PhD, LMT, CHNC, RYT-500 – Glen Carbon, IL – The Pelvic Floor MFR yoga class will integrate gentle movement, meditation, and MFR yoga to create health and balance for the pelvic floor. This class is appropriate for any beginners to advanced yogis that want to create balance in the pelvis and develop connection to the deep root of the body.

2:00 PM – Soul Collage – limited to 12 – Jenna Israel – Sedona, AZ – Coming home to your heart and your authentic self through Soul collage, journaling and interactive processes.
Soul collage is a creative and transformative process in which you will create a personal card. Together we will tap into our intuition and creative spirits. Please join me for a session of self discovery and connection with yourself and others. Each each person will create their own card, all supplies included, no experience necessary. Please bring a journal.

4:00 PM – Slow Flow Create Mobility in the Hips, Release Tension in Hamstrings, Strengthen the Legs – Melissa Schwentker Duchatschek – Washington, MO –  Vinyasa means a gradual progression or a step-by-step approach that systematically and appropriately takes a student from one point and safely lands them at the next point. In this 90 minute class students will be guided through a series of energizing postures that build toward a peak pose. The practice focus will be on creating mobility in the hips, releasing tension in the hamstrings, and building strength in the lower body.  Options are always available, allowing students the opportunity to work toward the pose in a way that supports them where they are in that moment.

4:00 PM – Inspiration Activation Breathwork  – Shenee Alexa Booth –  This unique self-embodiment journey blends awareness, intention, movement & sound within a conscious connected breathing practice. Commonly known as transformational breathwork, this active guided meditation uses diaphragmatic breathing in a circular pattern to energize your entire being, increasing vitality, joy + bliss!   Your breath is your life force, therefore the quality of your breath directly relates to the quality of your life. Breathwork is a powerful tool for readjusting the lens through which you are experiencing your life and bringing you back into alignment with your truest self.  This is an integrative practice which affects all facets of your being, returning you to your most natural state of self healing and harmony. Many people experience palpable release of creative blocks and undesired patterns in the nervous system, along with an energetic rebirthing that leaves them with less anxiety, better sleep and feeling more clarity with their true purpose.​​  Other benefits of Breathwork include improved immune functioning, release of toxins, easier focus and concentration, release of stored trauma, elimination of habits, ability to self regulate under strong emotional states, deeper meditation and inner peace.  Props: Yoga mat or pilates mat, Minimum 2 Blankets per person; 1 for under body, 1 for over, 1-2 Pillows or bolsters per person; 1 under knees while laying on back & optional behind head, Eye Mask (bandana or strip of cloth works fine), Journal & writing utensil, and Water bottle.

6:00 – Elevated Dance – Sara Clover – Join movement artist Sara Clover, into the journey of Elevated Dance, inspired by 5 rhythms and ecstatic dance, to get out of the head and into the heart allowing the body to move freely and release what is inside. Through awareness, guidance, and ritual, we’ll explore movement as medicine and the body as an instrument of expression. This dance is a calling to be authentically you, to break patterns, to shed layers, and to celebrate the human spirit. Expect intentional facilitation & self intuitive movement, community connection, and a safe space to ultimately ELEVATE your BEING. You will be lead with intuitive guidance through a slow, moving meditation and as the energy rises, movement will begin to unfold fluidly from within as you find your own rhythms of authenticity and dance. Ease back into slow movement as you prepare the body for restorative yoga and guided meditation.
Sara’s intention is to have fun and be playful, while still embracing the work of releasing stagnation and limitations. Through the freedom to express, we transcend into the ability to love more freely and connect more deeply. This is a safe space to be as you are, move as you wish, and embrace your unique essence, leaving judgments and expectations behind.
*Come as you are. As long as you have an open mind and heart you are welcome!
This practice is designed for EVERY BODY! Everyone can benefit, no matter what limitations may seem present.

6:00 PM –  Yin Yoga Practice with Gong – Dhyana Staicu – Welcome to yin yoga! Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine, neck, shoulders. The poses are simple, they are held for anywhere from 3 to 7 minutes to allow those areas accessed to be infused with good blood flow and energy thus allowing them to balance, open and heal.  Gong description “Relax and rejuvenate with the healing and soothing sounds of the gong. This experience will purify and quiet the mind as the sounds are not harmonious and will reset the brain waves in 30-90 seconds. On a physical level, the gong releases tension and blocks in the body, it stimulates a higher functioning of the glandular and nervous system, it increases prana (our vital life force), and improves circulation. Anyone in need of stress reduction, recovering from trauma, struggling with addictions, insomnia, or nerve damage will benefit from the pure vibrations of this ancient instrument.

7:30 PM –  Mindful Dinner – Love Chakra – Buddha Bowl and Mung bean Slaw.  All meals served with fresh fruit, water and tea.

Saturday, August 12

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Saturday Sessions

7:00 AM – Sunrise Yoga – Elaine Wheeler Blackmur- Washington, MO – She will kick off Saturday of the Yoga Festival – Bliss with several Sun Salutations (and Sun Sal variations), chest openers (opening the heart), twists, safe inversions, balance, all the bends (forward, side, & back), and a few strength postures as well (side planks inc. on hand and forearm, dolphin), etc…  She states, “When I lead Yoga, I always offer options and modifications so everyone feels satisfied and successful after Savasana. The breath and staying in the present moment are the focal points of my classes.”

9:00 AM – MFR Yoga – Sarah Helle, PT, PhD, LMT, CHNC, RYT-500 – Glen Carbon, IL – The MFR Yoga class will integrate gentle movement, meditation, and JFB Myofascial Release Principle to create health and balance for the body.  We will explore the concepts of John F. Barnes Myofascial Release and apply them to yoga postures, along with integrating self care tools to enhance the experience.  This class is appropriate for any beginners to advanced yogis that want to create balance in the body, and release deeply held tension patterns and restrictions and develop connection to the deepest parts of your being.

9:00 AM – Bhakti  Yoga – Sangita Devi – Ashville, NC –  In this all level vinyasa yoga class, Sangita takes students on an embodied practice of movement, as an act of devotion and love. Using Sanskrit mantras, ancient stories and Vedic philosophy to set the tone, students will be guided through a creative vinyasa flow, ending in a musical savasana experience.

11:00 AM – Kundalini Yoga and Gong – SiriAtma Kaur, CCHT with ACHE, KRI Level 2 Teacher – Kundalini Yoga is based on angles and triangles. Different angles we make with our body stimulate our glandular system and strengthen the nervous system. These new glandular secretions in the higher centers of the pineal and pituitary gland help to regulate our hormonal system and create this ‘uplifting’ or ‘balanced’ feeling that practitioners often described as well as the ability to ‘shut off’ and calm down. Many exercises also work to increase the circulation of spinal fluid affecting also the cerebral spinal fluid to refresh us, rejuvenate us and increase mental clarity. This is physically how Kundalini Yoga creates a new state of ‘awareness’ as the Yoga of Awareness. Through creating rhythm with movement, breath, mantra, mudras, body locks (bhandas) and focus with the eyes (drishti) gives new patterns to the body and lights up the mind, stimulates the brain to align our patterns and habits with our full potential. Kundalini Yoga works through the chakra system balancing the energy centers of the body and corresponding glands and organs to create a new energy flow and body balance. It cleanses and rejuvenates the body, clears and focuses the mind while uplifting the spirit!  Gong Sound Healing:  A good gong session often feels like you are floating in outer space, blurring the lines of where you end, and where the vast vast cosmos begins. From the very first strike of the mallet, you feel it – you’re in for a ride. It is said that any and all sounds that can possibly exist can be created from the gong. Within 3-90 seconds the mind realizes that there is no way to organize or predict what it’s hearing, and you feel as if your mental reset button has been pressed. This happens because the sounds of the gong are not harmonious. The experience tends to take you into a Theta brainwave state, which is like a dream state – things are coming up from the subconscious mind. One might experience vivid visualizations or emotions similar to a dream, the difference being that the gong is helping to actually clear the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind can eventually “fill up” and begin to spill into the unconscious mind, at which point our work to clear the garbage becomes much more challenging. A gong meditation, like any meditation, is essentially like taking a mental shower. Just as we clean our bodies to keep them healthy and pleasant, it is necessary to clean/clear the mind to keep up a state of optimal balance and well-being. The advantage of sound healing meditation is simply that you do not have to do anything but let go and let the gong take you wherever it is you need to go!  As we all know, letting go is not always easy. Sometimes we notice the junk being drawn up from the subconscious and we might attach to it. The attachment might feel somewhat unpleasant if we experience self-judgement, sadness, or any other thought or emotion stemming from fear. In those breif moments it is extremely helpful to focus on the sound and ride that sound current into the Infinite. Remember, this crud is being drawn up to be cleared OUT. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, opening the eyes and watching as the sounds are created proves to be very grounding. A good cleansing cry can be a beautiful release, and is very common in Kundalini Yoga classes and gong sound healing sessions. The gong offers many of the same benefits as Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice – balancing one’s glandular, circulatory, and nervous systems. A “gong bath” bathes recipients in the sound vibrations helping to alleviate stress while inducing deep relaxation and restoration. Time often goes by very quickly – 90 minutes may feel like only 10 minutes. The experience is different for everyone, everytime. There are of course the variables of different gong types, and the different intuitive processes and styles of each sound healer, but remarkably the most impactful variant is due to the ever-changing arrangement of the extremely fine hairs inside one’s ears which determines how each session will be received. One constant tends to be how awed and amazed attendees feel as they share “where” they went during their experience, and the testimonies of lasting impacts of self-awareness.

11:00 AM – Meditation and Journaling 101 – Jenna Israel – Sedona, AZ – Are you longing for a deeper connection with yourself? Are you longing for more internal peace and groundedness? Please join me to learn the basics of sitting and walking meditation. Each person will walk away with new meditation tools and practices to promote inner peace and calm as well as a deeper connection to your heart and body. Everyone is welcome no matter what your experience is with Meditation. The session will will conclude with journaling inquiry questions to support you with connection compassion and clarity.

12:30 PM – Mindful Lunch – Throat Chakra – Beet Goat Cheese Galette, Apple Salad, Protein Balls, Broth.  Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals at the Harmonie Verein

2:00 PM – Kirtan and Heart Songs Concert – Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ – “I remember the day that it really clicked for me… kirtan and devotional music is absolutely crucial for my healing, awakening and connection to the divine. Not only that, but it’s my mission to share this with as many people as I can and to inspire others to feel the potency of this practice.” Ananda Das  Kirtan is the call a response chanting of mantras that directs the mind toward infinity and blast the heart open ecstatically. Ananda Das will also be sharing his devotional heart opening English lyrical songs. His music is wonderful for healing your heart, de-stressing, connecting to your joy, feeling inspired and merging with the divine. Come experience it for yourself! 

Click here to listen to the latest album from Ananda Das

2:00 PM – Heart Centered Yoga and Meditation – Regan Caruthers, RYT-200 – In our time together, you will learn techniques designed to help you transmute the stress response while better enabling you to access the wisdom of your heart.  We will practice heart centered meditation and flow together experiencing heart opening yoga postures. ‘I look forward to practicing with you!’

4:00 PM – Buti Bliss Yoga – Dhyana Staicu – Buti means “a secret remedy, or cure.”  It combines deep core toning and energetic activation, jumping or plyometrics added cardio dance into one dynamic, high-intensity, total body workout.  Structures close progression meets the freedom of an organic practice combined with dynamic music.  Transform your entire body forms eh inside out and tap into your endorphins in this fun Buti Bliss class.

4:00 PM – Sound Healing – Kimberly Kimberlin – ‘My sessions always include a short energy routine that I teach my clients, where I can test their energy and show them how to make it stronger and how to stay grounded. And then I start the sound bowl sessions and the clients seem to love it that way.’

6:00 PM – Voice Opening Practice –  Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ – Has the magic of kirtan, call and response mantra chanting, captured your heart?  After 15 years of doing kirtan, recording mantra albums and touring, I’m ready to offer you a voice opening experience  that will completely blossom your relationship to your voice, music abilities and yoga practice.  This practice will give you confidence, understanding and inspiration to lead chants in yoga classes, song circles or simply to deepen on your devotional path. It will help you open your voice, bring joy into your life and fill your heart with sweetness.  This Voice Opening Practice is designed for people of all levels. Even if you just want to come to sing, come! You’ll be amazed at how much you learn and grow to appreciate mantra music, bhakti and your love for life.

6:00 PM – Yoga Nidra & Theta Healing – Jessica Caimi, artist, Intuitive Healing Practitioner, & somatic guide –  This class combines the somatic awareness and consciousness exploration of Yoga Nidra with the intuitive energy work of Theta Healing.  You’ll be led on a journey of body based awareness, guided imagery, and intuitive downloads to bring you back to a feeling of wholeness while releasing unbeneficial subconscious programming.  Expect to leave feeling calm, centered, and uplifted.

7:30 PM –  Mindful Dinner – Throat Chakra – Teriyaki Cauliflower Bites and Zucchini Pasta.  All meals served with fresh fruit, water and tea.

Sunday August 13

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7:00 AM – Gentle Slow Flow – Billie Kincaid, RYT-200 – Join me for a Sunrise gentle flow practice on Sunday August 13th at 7 am. We will begin with breathing techniques to relax the body and mind to get us ready for the day.
This practice is for all levels of yogi’s. There will be modifications offered and I encourage yogi’s to experiment with poses and their practice while on their mats.  We will first start to warm up the entire body by stretching with our breath before we move upwards towards the sun.  As we come to a close, we will return down to our mats for grounding to prepare for a well deserved savasana.

8:30 AM – Mindfulness in Nature – Jenna Israel – Sedona, AZ –  Meet outside at the Harmonie-Verein and Jenna will prepare you for the session with basic mindfulness skills.  The group will take a mindful walk to the Katy Trail.  Then, learn and practice walking meditation. This experience is an opportunity to receive other mindfulness techniques to create a tool box to support you in connecting with yourself and your environment and to bring a sense of presence and calmness to your soul.

9:00 AM – Meditation Boards – A New Way to Destress – Amelia Williams – Marthasville, MO – Experience a unique opportunity to try out a new meditation tool called a meditation board. These meditation boards are handmade and designed to help meditators stay in the present moment while meditating. The boards make meditation easy and fun. And whether you are a brand new meditator or a seasoned veteran the meditation board brings new and exciting creative energy to your practice. 

11:00 AM – Bhakti Yoga – Hanuman Challis Practice – Sangita Devi – Ashville, NC – Enjoy the chanting of the Hanuman Challis Mantra.  Students have the opportunity to learn this 10 minute mantra under the leadership of Sangita Devi, and may open your voice or simply feel the vibration of mantra in the stillness of the body.  Yogis may choose to participate in a Yin and Restorative Yoga Practice, or simply sit in meditation joining in on the chanting.  This is a unique opportunity to learn mantra, bath in the sound of chanting and pause for long holds in restorative and yin postures.

12:30 PM –  Mindful Lunch – Crown Chakra – Ceasar Salad, Pea and Spinach Shakshouka, Protein Balls, Broth.  Includes fresh fruit bowl, water, tea and juices for all those participating in Mindful Meals.

2:00 PM – Yoga Fusion Yang/Yin – Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200, Expertise Level MFR Therapist – The Yang portion will include Slow Flow Yoga to awaken the body in the morning.  This open level practice will lead you through movement and create space for your breath to guide you.  Kathy will combine movements with various modifications for the collective group to flow at their own pace in a way that meets the edges of honoring limits and inspiring potential.  We will explore alignment and smooth transitions in and out of asana postures.  Then we will settle into Yin Postures with long 3-5 minute holds allowing the myofascial system to soften and release, restore length and space in the body and return flow of our crystalline liquid essence.

4:00 PM – Cacao Ceremony – Ananda Das – Sedona, AZ – Ananda has been leading cacao ceremonies since 2010.  While traveling in Guatemala in 2009, Ananda had a profound experience with the spirit of cacao. He went on to connect with a cacao shaman in Lake Atitlan who shared with him his way of holding cacao ceremonies and how to connect with the spirit of cacao. Upon Ananda’s return to the states, he began to share ceremonial space with this special cacao he brought back from Guatemala.  Since 2010, he has shared over 100 ceremonies both nationally and internationally and even led a cacao ceremony intensive at the Esalen Institute.

6:00 PM – Yoga Nidra & Theta Healing – Jessica Caimi, artist, Intuitive Healing Practitioner, & somatic guide –  This class combines the somatic awareness and consciousness exploration of Yoga Nidra with the intuitive energy work of Theta Healing.  You’ll be led on a journey of body based awareness, guided imagery, and intuitive downloads to bring you back to a feeling of wholeness while releasing unbeneficial subconscious programming.  Expect to leave feeling calm, centered, and uplifted.

 

Meet the Leaders:

New Leaders in 2023

Grace Lindsay is an Akashic Record expert and Reiki Master with over 20 years of professional experience. She is a Master Teacher of beginning and advanced Akashic classes and a gifted Akashic Record Reader.  Grace has done Akashic Record readings from coast to coast and internationally as well. Widely acknowledged for her skill and compassion in bringing forth meaningful information from the Record, she is passionate about introducing others to the Akashic Record through readings, classes, meditations, events, and healing sessions.  Grace has master’s certifications in three Reiki disciplines, with additional training in Nervous System Energy Work. She combines the traditional training of Usui Reiki with the compassionate energy of Karuna Reiki® and the power of Holy Fire® Reiki to provide a powerful yet relaxing Reiki session that can be felt on many levels.  Grace has pioneered Akashic Reiki as a potent modality that combines the healing properties of Reiki with the high-vibrational wisdom of the Akashic Record to form a powerful foundation for transformation.   Grace gives Akashic Record Readings and Akashic Reiki sessions both in-person and remotely via telephone and online videoconferencing (Zoom). See Grace’s website, AkashicGrace.com, for more information.

Billie Kincaid is originally from North Dakota and has lived in Missouri for over 40 years.  She is married with 2 adult children and 3 granddaughters.  For 25 years she worked in the medical arena as an RN and retired in March of 2016 to be a full-time Grandma to Julia and Lena.  Cousins that were born the summer of 2015.  December 2018 she attended a beginners yoga workshop at Detox Yoga and became interested in what yoga could offer.  This led her to participate in her yoga 200 hour teacher training.  Graduating in May of 2021, she wasn’t sure she would teach, but in November of 2021 an opportunity came along to trial a 50+/beginners class at Detox Yoga in Wentzville, MO. Even though she enjoys practicing hot yoga and a warm vinyasa flow, her teaching consists of a gentle flow for all ages and all levels.  Billie recently added a teaching certificate of Yin yoga and is currently working on her 300 hour yoga teacher training.  Billie says “The yoga community is where I have found my solace.  Yoga is so much more than movement.  It becomes your heart and soul.  A place to quiet your mind, be humbled and know that you are enough.”  

 

Kelly Kimberlin is a Rapid Transformational Therapist, Energy Healer, Emotion Code Practitioner, and Author. She has been through her own healing journey and is passionate about helping people release trauma and emotional baggage that may be causing physical and emotional issues in their lives.

In her hypnosis sessions she gets to the root cause of any issue a client may be having, and then releases and transforms those limited beliefs right there in the session. She then makes a personal recording for each client to help continue the reprograming of any negative thoughts that may be blocking them from living the life they desire.

Kelly is also equipped to help her clients keep their energy balanced and get their bodies to function properly through her energy techniques. These modalities include sound bowls, solfeggio tuning forks, emotion code therapy and energy routines. 

She believes that through all these techniques people can actually start feeling more like themselves again. Releasing negative energy and thoughts in your body and mind can start you on an amazing Healing Journey. She knows from personal experience that you can heal yourself when you start believing that the power is within each of us. And tapping into your own power with these tools and techniques can change your life for the better.

Sara Clover – As an advocate for many healing modalities, Sara is primarily a movement artist expressed through yoga & conscious dance facilitation, in which she believes is crucial for health & vitality. Her philosophy and teachings integrate various healing practices in the pursuit of spiritual development for full embodiment and optimal well-being. Sara’s private practice, Elevated Feminine, weaves together the science of hormonal education and energetic awareness for women all over the world through 1:1 or group coaching and intentional retreat experiences.

www.elevated-being.com / IG: @elevated_sara
FB: www.facebook.com/saracloverstl

Jessica Cami is an artist, Intuitive Healing Practitioner, & somatic guide known for her compassionate approach. She has taught yoga and meditation for over 13 years and worked in the field of energy healing for over 10.  Jessica has training in Yoga at the 500 hr level, Reiki level 3, Advanced Theta Healing, & trauma informed mindfulness.  She also holds a BFA in painting and Master of Arts in Teaching. 

As a natural intuitive, Jessica uses clairvoyance to interpret clients’ energetic field. She helps them understand the life events, beliefs, and circumstances that are shaping their current reality and, based on this information, offers healing in the form of subconscious reprogramming and energetic alignment.  Jessica honors the inherent connection between mind, body, & spirit and guides clients in gentle somatic practices during sessions to help them ground and integrate their experience. 

She currently sees clients virtually over zoom and in person at Align Massage & Yoga studio in the Shaw neighborhood where she also holds regular group classes & events. 

 

Juli Schuster – Juli began her yoga journey 14 years ago when her doctor handed her a prescription containing one word- “yoga”. That was the beginning of a consistent home practice. Her first yoga retreat led to a strong desire for, and appreciation of, community.
Upon returning home, she began
looking for her own yoga “home”. She found that at a local studio, where she was
inspired to learn more and become a certified instructor through their 200 hour teacher
training program. Today, her goal is to continue to immerse herself in the study of yoga
and meditation and to pass that knowledge and inspiration along to others. She is currently pursuing her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification.
When Juli is not practicing or teaching yoga, she can be found teaching art to her high
school students, making art, or spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

 

Amelia Williams has been a life coach since 1998. She married her high school sweetheart and together they have raised 5 kids and lives at their home of more than 30 years in Marthasville, Mo.   She leads women empowerment circles, conducts workshops on Mindful Eating, meditation, medtation with Munchkins, and couples trauma work. She is a Mind/Body Eating coach and sees clients on an individual basis or in “pods” (small groups of 2, 3, or 4 people to make coaching more affordable).  In 2018 she stepped back from coaching to take a pause. What showed up were her father’s boards. She has taken her dad’s idea and turned them into a very unique life tool addition for meditation. Whether you are brand new to meditation or have a life long practice, the boards enhance any meditation practice with a new depth of experience. She and her son hand make each board at their small shop in Washington, Missouri.   When Amelia is not making boards or coaching she is getting her shop ready to open in the summer of 2023 in downtown Marthasville called Wood & Stone: Coffee, Art and Spirits. And she experiences nature every chance she gets, is an avid reader and enjoys deep conversation.

 

Regan Caruthers –  a spiritual teacher, executive coach and trauma informed yoga instructor who for many years led HeartMath retreats and programs for the Institute of HeartMath in Boulder Creek, CA their headquarters.  A former executive in the educational software industry, she now dedicates her life to teaching and coaching her clients in developing a more intimate inner life through yoga, meditation, coaching, and her Ready to Awaken courses.  Regan’s path was informed by her early schooling where she meditated daily, practiced Tai Chi, and learned about the power of self-love and conscious thought.  A published author, Regan, a Creve Coeur native, recently moved back to Missouri from Santa Cruz, CA. She has begun teaching free yoga each Saturday at her spiritual enrichment center called Aset located on her 10 acre estate in Washington, MO. Aset will open to the public in February 2024.

Returning Leaders in 2023

Ananda Das has a passion for sharing his love for devotion (bhakti) and the yogic practices. With over 15 years on the yogic path, he brings a devotional depth to his offerings which imparts a transmission and empowerment for the diety in his classes/workshops.
Ananda had been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by the Kundalini Research Institute since 2006. In April 2020, life shifted his trajectory and he fell in love with the Sattva Yoga tradition.  He completed a 300hr teacher training along with an 18 day, 60 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita just outside Risikesh, India.  Both were taught by Anand Mehrotra, a himalayan yogic master who has profoundly inspired him on the yogic path.
In addition to his BA in international and sustainable business, he has a minor in East Asian Religions and studied yogic philosophy at the University of Oregon and the Dharmalaya (2003-2009).

Beth Ann “Sangita” Schroeder, 500-Hour RYT, is a professionally trained classical singer who rediscovered her voice through the practice of devotional chanting after departing from performance singing. In 2005, she began studying yoga with Raji Thron, who taught her the ancient practice of Vedic mantra recitation.

In 2012, she met the teacher who would introduce her to the path of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion, David Newman. Under the guidance of this teacher and mentor, “Sangita” was born, and her life has been fused with the love of sacred chanting ever since. Sangita means “all things musical “and it is from this place in her heart that she wishes to guide others in the practice of chanting to discover their own, divine voice.

Sangita performed the practice of kirtan throughout the Northeast states until moving out to Sedona in 2017, where she now teaches yoga and offers kirtan regularly in the community. She will be debuting her first album of devotional chanting, “Shine”, by the end of this year.

Beth Ann extends deep gratitude to her teachers, Raji Thron and David Newman, for helping to transform her life, heal her heart, and guide others on this path of devotional yoga. She dedicates all her kirtans to these kind mentors, to her mother, the source of her every breath, and to Neem Karoli Baba…the guru deep within her heart.

 

Dhyanashanti, Yoga/kundalini yoga Teacher, life coach, and CHT with RTT – In 1991 when I came to the US from Romania I realized that I was not seeking a new land, I was seeking myself. Luckily this led me to the sacred path of YOGA. I started practicing from an old French book called “Je perfectionne mon yoga” (I perfect my yoga) which I found in the old antique basement store on Delmar. In 2000 I did my training at Kripalu and soon after Pilates. In 2005 I became certified in the Chinese ancient martial/healing art of Qigong. I added many other yoga styles to my portfolio, such as kundalini, Vinyasa, yin yoga, power yoga. In 2012 I became more drawn to Meditation= Raja Yoga (yoga of the kings which in the ancient times was indeed reserved for the kings). I studied and practiced meditation with Buddhist monks and went on several silent retreats. I am very excited to share this knowledge with those of you that are intrigued by the mind and its intricacies and have a genuine interest on how to tame this “DMonkey” to our benefit. I am a lifelong learner and always try to improve myself in order to benefit and serve others. My health field background, my knowledge of human anatomy and kinesiology, my own experience with chronic pain and my belief that we deserve to be our best had lead me to create a unique yoga style. It incorporates what I learned not only from books or teachers but most importantly from the wisdom of my own body. I strongly believe that we have a duty towards ourselves and to society. I trust that everyone that comes to yoga is seeking the same: to improve the quality of their life, to find meaning and purpose, to increase their awareness of their body in order to prevent disease, to improve mindfulness in order to perform better and diminish stress, to become more open hearted and more compassionate towards ourselves and others so we can vibrate closer to the energy that created us.  See you on the mat! Namaste

 

Sarah Helle, PT, PhD, LMT, CHNC, RYT -500 –  Sarah is the owner of Optimize Health & Wellness in Glen Carbon, IL. She has been a physical therapist for 29 years and has always been dedicated to learning with a passion for understanding and providing care that addresses an integrative mind/body connection for her clients. Sarah completed her PhD in Natural Health in 2010. In 2015, she received her massage therapy licensure. With her love of movement, she completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training certificate in 2017. Sarah has integrated a certification in health and nutrition coaching and reiki-master level training into the care she provides. Clinically, at the core of her wholistic program for her clients is her expert-level training in John Barnes’ Myofascial Release (MFR). She has continued to study the art of MFR on an ongoing basis since 2010. She has been providing pelvic health care for clients since 1995, throughout the spectrum of patient populations: adolescents, pregnancy, adult and geriatric populations. Sarah is grateful to have the honor to have worked with many women and men in optimizing their understanding of the body and assisting each heal on a deep, personal level. In addition to a fulfilling career, Sarah is a wife, mother to 3 boys, and 2 family dogs. Hobbies include cycling, taking walks, spending time with her family, and dinners out with friends.

 

Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200 is the owner of Halcyon Spa, Salon and B&B.  The vision for a yoga festival came to her more than 10 years ago and now as the spa celebrates it’s 20 year anniversary she is creating the inaugural year for the Yoga Festival -Bliss!  She grew up on a dairy farm in Augusta, MO and feels her roots remain and her heart is in Augusta.  She is a 1994 graduate from St. Louis University with a degree in Physical Therapy;  2000 graduate The Healing Arts Center with certificate in Massage Therapy; 2013 graduate West-East Yoga with Jamie Sanchez with RYT-200; and participated in the 300 hour yoga training virtually with Brett Larkin during the pandemic.  Kathy moved to Sedona, AZ in 2019 when offered a full-time position as a PT at John F. Barnes Clinic -Therapy on the Rocks.  She knew her soul was being called west and changed her entire life.  She continues to come back to Augusta regularly and is thrilled to bring yoga, MFR, and this festival to Augusta, MO with friends from Sedona and locally to create this experience.  

 

Elaine Blackmur, RYT-200 –  Mindful Movement, LLC is a Group Fitness Instructor  has been leading classes for over 18 years and is currently at the Four Rivers Area YMCA and Anytime Fitness, both in Washington, Missouri.  She holds an A.A. degrees in Fashion Merchandising & Liberal ArtsB.A. Recreation & Leisure Studies from San Francisco State UniversityUniv. of Missouri Extension Master Gardener.  In addition she has trained and is certified in ACE Group Exercise Instruction, AFAA Group Exercise Instructor; Black Belt – Tae Kwon Do (former instructor); KickBoxing/Step Aerobics;  Les Mills BODYFLOW, BODYPUMP (AIM 1 level), & SPRINT (Cycling Intervals); LIVESTRONG; PiYo Strength; Reebok/YMCA Indoor Cycling Training; Silver Sneakers – Classic and Yoga; Turbo Kick; Yoga RYT 200 hours; YogaFit Level 1; Member of Yoga Alliance; and Zumba.

 

Melissa Duchatschek is a native of Washington, MO and opened Present Moment Yoga in 2011. She discovered the benefits of a regular practice in 1999 while looking for something to support her mind and body after childbirth. Quickly recognizing the amazing benefits that linking breath and movement have, she dove deeper into all aspects of the practice and became certified to teach.  Melissa’s teaching style is focused on making yoga accessible to all levels, challenging her students to achieve their goals through intelligent sequencing and mindful modifications, and helping them to learn more about the practice of yoga and about themselves.

 

Shenee Alexa (she/her/they)  Shenee is a creator and visionary who’s life is dedicated to being in service to others. At the foundation of her teachings is transformational breathwork as a tool for intentional life design. She blends breathwork with complementary modalities to create a unique + dynamic experience that is a true energetic rebirthing!  

With a background in both the healing arts & permaculture, Shenee offers an integrative approach to wellness, encouraging clients to consider their physical, mental and emotional states, as well as the quality of their breath and relationship to their environment. She works with clients both virtually & in person through sessions, workshops, programs & immersive retreats both locally + internationally.  

Website:  www.inspirationactivation.life Email: shenee@inspirationactivation.life IG: @shenee_alexa www.instagram.com/shenee_alexa  @inspiration_activation  www.instagram.com/inspiration_activation Facebook:   Shenee Alexa Booth www.facebook.com/shenee.alexa.lmt Inspiration Activation www.facebook.com/inspirationactivation

SiriAtma Kaur, CCHT with ACHE, KRI Level 2 Teacher – SiriAtma Kaur comes from the heart. Her encouraging teaching style reminds students to do their best and be gentle with themselves. Her warmth is felt through her kundalini yoga classes, her sound healing workshops, and her hypnotherapy sessions. SiriAtma’s fascination with the subconscious mind is evident given her degree in psychology and her studies & teachings at the School of Metaphysics. She also holds a certification in SuperHealth technology, which helps heal addictive behaviors with Kundalini Yoga, meditation, and Nutrition. She is a mom of 3 boys, and is dedicated to nourishing them with A home full of love, plant-based meals, and free of chemicals. Teaching them all that she has learned along the way is always her first and foremost goal, however she often states that they are her greatest teachers.

Jenna Israel MA LPC trauma and healing therapist is licensed Masters level therapist in the state of Arizona. Her recent focus has been private coaching and consulting practice working with clients all over the world virtually. Jenna has been a somatic-based therapy practitioner for 25 years, she brings a wealth of experience through mindfulness meditation , soul collage and trauma informed body centered therapies. Over her career she has supported people from all walks of life heal their trauma and reclaim their truth. Jenna is passionate about holding space and supporting others connecting to their hearts and coming home to their authentic self. Jenna leads Healing retreats in Sedona AZ, has a private practice and created and offers an after care program for people struggling with addiction and trauma.
Founder of Rooted Heart Healing www.rootedhearthealing.com

 

Holly Harris – My favorite quote is, “We are where we are today by the choices we have made, or we have allowed others to make for us.  We can be where we want to be tomorrow by the choices we make today.”  Linda Toupin  Holly is known for her warm personality and energetic smile.  She graduated from Truman State University with a B.A. Fine Arts Education degree.  She has two children, one in high school and another at Mizzou in the ROTC Army program.  Holly obtained both Primary Group Fitness Instructor, AFAA 2014 and Personal Fitness Trainer, ACE 2018 certifications. Her first love in the industry is Group Fitness.  Holly’s specialty is to lead clients in the development of core strengths, helping them find mobility and balance progressions.  She is grateful to have a studio in the tiny historic town of Marthasville. Full Circle Fitness Coach Studio offers HiGH~LOW FiTNESS, a variety of yoga classes, and BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE.  Her signature coaching model is to Equip, Engage, and encourage participants to Evolve in their fitness journey so they can influence even more people in pursuit of health and strength.

Bozenna Johnson, RYT-200, LMT, Expert-Level MFR therapist – Bozenna’s curiosity of the mind-body connection, inspired her to complete her 200 hour Yoga training in 2017 after almost 10 years of practicing various forms of yoga. The main goal was to deepen her understanding of the practice of yoga and learn to quiet her very busy mind, but she quickly found that she resonated with so much more than she had imagined. The fundamentals of yoga have helped reshape her life and help her develop a deeper passion for helping others.  Through being a yoga instructor, Bozenna found myofascial release. She first was a client of myofascial release to help her chronic migraines.  From the first time on the table, she  immediately knew that this healing modality of MFR would be life changing for her. With Master’s degrees in elementary education, she went back to school for a Massage Therapy license to help others heal themselves through myofascial release. In addition to being an expert level MFR practitioner, Bozenna is also a Reiki Master.  In her spare time, Bozenna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walks with her dogs, adventures of trying new things, learning and reading, traveling, and dancing.  Relationships are a huge part of her life and she really enjoys meeting and connecting with new people with each passing day. Bozenna lives life to the fullest and believes in being a better person each day through the practice of gratitude.

 

Josie Retterer, RYT – Hello. I’m Josie, a wife and mother of three beautiful young girls. I love spending time with my family, being outdoors, cooking, and going on adventures. I began my teacher training in 2008 to deepen my personal practice and learn anatomy. Since earning my 200RYT I have taught many styles of yoga. Yoga has taught me mind-body awareness, how to breathe during challenging moments, and how to be content.  I’m also certified in kids’ yoga and desire to teach a fun, energetic, and useful yoga class for kids. It is my intention that while having fun, kids learn the same mind body awareness, how to breathe and how to be content.

Purchase single sessions or multiple – lunches and dinners count as sessions along with all the yoga, breath work, sound healing and meditations.
Entire Festival with 23 sessions, plus 7 meals $475
Single Session – $25 
2 sessions – $48
3 sessions – $70.00
4 sessions  – $92.00
5 sessions – $111.00
6 sessions – $133.00
7 sessions – $155.00
8 sessions – $177.00
9 sessions – $199.00
10 sessions – $211.00
11 sessions – $222.00
12 sessions – $242.00
13 sessions – $262.00
14 sessions – $282.00
15 sessions – $300.00
16 sessions – $315.00
17 sessions – $333.00
18 sessions – $352.00
19 sessions – $370.00
20 sessions – $388.00
21 sessions – $404.00
22 sessions – $422.00
23 sessions – $433.00
24 sessions – $444.00
25 sessions – $455.00

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Harmonie Verein
5333 Hackmann Street
Augusta,MO63332United States
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