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August 6, 2008 — Perhaps it’s the mountain affinity Vail shares with its Himalayan counterparts, but the mountains seem to be an ideal place for the art and practice of Yoga to thrive.
Word has reached RealVail that many mountain yoga instructors and practitioners will be a part of the upcoming YogaRocks! music-and-yoga festival to take place Aug. 22-24 at the heralded Planet Bluegrass Venue in Lyons, Colorado (camping is available in and around the venue).
Former Vail Trail writer Erik Vienneau is promoting the event, and yoga instructors Eric Lavigne and Shakti, who will be central to the upcoming event, also have strong Vail ties.
Perhaps the most well-known yoga instructor, Seane Corn, recently signed on to a two hour workshop and as key-note speaker at YogaRocks Mountain Fest.
YogaRocks! featured musical acts include, Motet presents: JUNO WHAT?, former Madonna back-up singer Donna De Lory, Girish, Shanti Groove and the Chris Webb Band. Nationally-known, featured yoga instructors include Darren Rhodes, Alanna Kaivalia, Dave Farmar, Simon Park and now Corn.
Corn has been featured in magazines including Glamour, Self, Yoga Journal and Allure and has become one of the most sought-after yoga teachers in America. Her clients have included Sting, Heather Graham, Ashley Judd, Drew Barrymore and David Duchovny. She’s also Nike’s yoga spokesperson and has been featured in the company’s ad campaigns, including a commercial viewed by more than 25 million TV viewers. Although there has been plenty of fame, Corn’s deepest commitment is fueling the global yoga community’s emerging movement of sacred activism.
Corn is a devoted supporter of programs for at-risk girls and women and has joined with her friend Ashley Judd in supporting fundraising and awareness-campaigns for the educational nonprofit YouthAIDS. She’s also co-created “Off the Mat, Into the World, ™” a program that inspires yogi’s to find and define their purpose and become active in serving their local or global community.
“Seane is using her teaching to fund programs that help others around the world,” says Shakti (Rachel) Redding, founding CEO of Yoga World Reach. “She’s teaching people how to become active in helping others and we are thrilled to honor her accomplishments.”
The festival raises funds for Yoga World Reach, a Colorado-based, non-profit committed to connecting yogi’s with opportunities to assist undeserved populations around the globe.
In addition to leading a Vinyasa flow workshop dubbed “Spiritual Activism” at YogaRocks!, Corn will be interviewed in a live taping of the elevision talk show Saturday evening on the YogaRocks! stage. Elevision, the interview show created by Waylon Lewis, publisher of Boulder-based Elephant Journal, has interviewed spiritual and yoga world luminaries including Robert Thurman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Alice Walker, Richard Freeman and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Episodes receive more than 100,000 views on sites including elephantjournal.com and youtube.com.
Festival Passes for YogaRocks!, which include access to 25-plus yoga workshops, 20 live music acts, camping, the film program and a free gift bag with goodies from Pangea, Lululemon and Om Time Yoga Studio and more—are now on sale. Tickets start at only $125 per day or $195 for a full-weekend pass and only $40 per day for the Camp YogaRocks! program, which includes day-long guided activities for children age 3 – 10 years old. We also just added MUSIC ONLY pass for $95.
For more information, or to buy tickets, visit www.yogaworldreach.org
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