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Salina Yoga Fest



Saturday, June 17, 2017

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Webster Conference Center

2601 N Ohio StREET, Salina, KS 67401



Early Bird: March 20 - May 20 $50

Full Price: May 21 - June 17   $60

PADDLE BOARD YOGA - Additional FEE of $25 

Only 20 boards per class available 




Included in cost: Great classes and instructors, T-shirt or Tank Top (register by June 5th, 2017 to guarantee shirt day of event), light lunch, community engagement and Lots of YOGA

Please read the FAQ’s below for more details and Join the buzz on our Salina Yoga Fest Facebook page


Yoga Fest Schedule

Choice of 2 classes for the three workshops

7:30a-8:00a:     Registration

8:00a-8:30a:     Welcome & Meditation


8:00a-9:25a:     Paddle Yoga with Cathy Hayes (Webster Lake)

8:30a-9:30a:     Body Opening for Desk Dwellers with Robin Vandegrift


                         Kundalini Yoga with Veazey Nevitt

9:40a-11:05a:    Paddle Yoga with Cathy Hayes (Webster Lake)

9:50a-10:50a:    Balance for Life with Tracy Workman


                         Yoga for Wellness with Melanie Back 

11:15a-12:15p:  Yin Yoga with Veazey Nevitt


                         Twist & Flow with Carol Rubino

Light Lunch to follow catered by Gourmet to Go


Class Descriptions

8:00 am & 9:40 am Paddle Board Yoga with Cathy Hayes

Your mat is a Stand Up Paddleboard; the world is your studio and all of the elements have been invited: Sun, Wind, Water and Earth.  Enjoy learning while adapting to the motion of the board. The continuous challenge to balance, the instant instability created by minor energy and weight shifts, require you to ground while afloat. Change is the only constant in life. On the water we learn to flow and enjoy the ride.


8:30 am Body Opening for Desk Dwellers with Robin Vandegrift

In this all-levels class, we will work to open our bodies from too many hours sitting, or from a busy life in general.  We’ll move, breathe, and build a greater body awareness focusing on hip flexibility, shoulder and chest opening, and spinal alignment.  A great way to start the morning.


8:30 am Kundalini Yoga with Veazey Nevitt

Kundalini Yoga derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy and is a synthesis of many traditions including haṭha yoga, bandha, pranayama, asana, kriya yoga, self-discipline, self-study, tantric visualization, meditation, and other techniques oriented towards the 'awakening of kundalini'. It's called by practitioners "the yoga of awareness" [yoga journal], as it can create powerful shifts in the mind and body to draw you towards inner truth, acceptance and compassion.


9:50 am Balance for Life with Tracy Workman

Practicing balance is very important.  To hep you in every day life!  We will practice standing balances, (warrior 3 , tree), arm balances ( crow).  This practice is for any level of yoga practice.  Working on finding your focal point or Drishti to help with balance poses.


9:50 am Yoga for Wellness with Melanie Back

At some point in our lives, we will all probably experience injuries and/or imbalances in our body. The therapeutic elements of these asanas, when practiced repetitively, will gently strengthen and bring release to excessively tight areas that contribute to physical pain or asymmetry, as well as bring dysfunctional movement back into balance, with the ultimate goal of having more freedom in movement and connection to the self.


11:15 am Yin Yoga with Veazey Nevitt

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concepts of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. Because Yin yoga focuses on the more rigid connective tissues in the body, it is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time (most commonly 2–6 minutes). 


11:15 am "Twist and Flow" Power Yoga with Carol Rubino

This fun energizing class is designed for all yogis, beginners, intermediate and advanced. IT connects breath with poses and a few "twists" in a beautiful flow style of yoga that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and empowered. 









Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who should attend? Everyone from never taken yoga before to advanced. Choose which workshops you feel would best suit your interests and ability, and the instructors will provide encouragement along with demonstrating modifications. There will be some chairs available as needed. We want to grow our yoga community and have some fun!
  2. What’s included in the cost? Choice of 3 workshops, a T-shirt or Tank Top (picture below) and a light lunch at the end. Great opportunity to meet the instructors and others!
  3. What if I change my mind about which class I want to take? That’s fine, attend which class you feel most drawn to that day, when registering you will be asked to pick a class which will help us with numbers.
  4. Can I skip a class? Definitely, if you are tired or need to leave we understand. Also feel free to sit and enjoy observing if needing a break.
  5. Can I bring my child? We encourage parents to use discretion with kids that you feel are mature enough to handle the schedule of the day. We love seeing young yogis, however everyone in attendance will be required to pay a regular fee, there is no child care on site.
  6. What do I bring? First, bring your positive attitude and energy! We suggest you bring a yoga mat, props, belts and anything you need for your comfort. We will have a few extras of these items but they are limited. If participating in the Yin Yoga workshop it is recommended to have what is called a "Mexican" blanket. We recommend a water bottle to keep hydrated. Small snacks will be provided. If participating in Paddle Yoga bring sunscreen, sunglasses, or a hat.
  7. What do I wear? Clothes that are comfortable for your movement; might be yoga leggings and tops, shorts, t-shirts, possibly layer up if you get cold in Savasana. Paddle Yoga attendees can wear yoga attire or swimsuit and we recommend you bring extra clothes.
  8. Parking? Webster Conference Center has a big parking lot in the front. 
  9. Where is it located at? Webster Conference Center is located at 2001 North Ohio Street just north of I-70 and to the west. The lake is onsite for paddle yoga.


If we missed anything please send your questions to:


Committee Members:

Melanie Back                         Bonnie Barrett-Fose                  

Ellen Hogeland                       Tracy Workman                Cathy Hayes 

Carol Rubino                          Robin Vandegrift               Hope Varela



Thanks to our Sponsors for supporting Salina's Second Yoga Fest!!

Consolidated Printing, Salina Massage Therapy

Workman Chiropractic, Shear Serenity Salon



Thank you to Webster Conference Center and Gourmet to Go for working with us and helping to promote Yoga in our community!



T-shirt and Tank Top options: T-shirt in men's & women's / Tank in Women's only: Register by Thursday June 5th, 2017 to guarantee receiving your shirt the day of the event

Actual color and style may vary from photo


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