“Peace is our very nature, and
yoga leads you to inner peace.”
Whether you are a yoga expert or you have never set foot on a yoga mat, join us as we explore the diversity and depth of this ancient science along with celebrating global cultures.
9:00 AM | Healing Gong Ceremony | Sukhmandir Singh Khalsa
Ceremonial Gong Kickoff for the 3rd YogaFEST
9:05 AM | Opening Prayer/Invocation|Art of Living
Observance of prayers for global peace, harmony, and unity
9:10 AM|Morning Yoga and Divine Sun Salutations|Mount Madonna
Express gratitude to the Sun for making life possible on earth.
Surya Namaskar comprises of 12 yoga postures that keep the
body in shape and the mind calm and healthy.
9:40 AM|Bharatanatyam Dance Performance|Kalaawishkar Dance Academy
Bharatanatyam, the divine Dance performance by the Kalaawishkar Dance Academy
10:00 AM|Vinayasa Yoga Flow|Pradeep Teotia
Vinyasa Yoga Flow is a dynamic sequence of poses involving synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures.
10:45 AM|Key Note|Mayor of Gilroy
Welcoming Remarks by Mayor of Gilroy - Roland Velasco
10:50 AM|Meditate for Sonoma County|Art of Living
Evoke the meditative state of mind to send prayers and blessings
to the victims of the Sonoma County fires.
11:00 AM|Art of Living Yoga|Kasia Fraser
Mindful movement with the breath, pranayamas, and short meditation.
11:50 AM|African Drums and Dance Performance|Akoma Arts
African Drums and Dance performance by a collection of singers and
dancers promoting community unification through an interactive performance.
12:05 PM|Ayurveda Yoga Flow|Mariko Hirakawa
Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing science of India, offers practical guidelines
to create a life of balance. In this session, the aim is to pacify the Pitta Dosha,
the bio-energy composed of Fire and Water elements, through a fluid,
creative vinyasa sequence designed to release pent-up stress, tension and
excess heat in your body, while cooling and calming your mind.
12:50 PM|Laughter Yoga|Manoj Joshi
A form of Yoga that promotes the use of laughter as a form of yoga,
exercise leaving you happy and stress-free.
1:05 PM|Venezuelan Dance Performance|Danza Venezuela
Venezuela Music and Dance Performance by a group of passionate dancers.
1:20 PM|Creative Movement|Carolyn Himmelgreen
Bringing people together and connecting through movement and rhythm
1:40 PM|Gentle Hatha Yoga|Darren Main
Meditation in Motion - Gentle physical yoga postures that are connected with
fluid movements that synchronize with the breath. The entire energy body
is cleansed resulting in a deep state of peace and tranquility.
2:30 PM|Guided Meditation for World Peace|Art of Living
Evoke the meditative state of mind to send prayers for world peace.
2:50 PM|Meditative Music and Dance|Chris French and Rena Steiner
Meditative piece combining music and dance that expresses our sorrow, our joy, our loss and our redemption in the wake of recent events. It is musically framed to convey compassion, uplift, beauty and triumph.
3:00 PM|Chinese Dance|Enlighten Enrichment School
Vibrant Chinese Dance performance by the students of Enlighten School
3:10 PM|The Breath of Life Tribe Music Celebration|Deepak Ramapriyan and Band
An Ecstatic Music and Kirtan Experience that will rock your soul!