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San Diego Yoga Festival Presents! The Coral Bells

Founded by Oklahoma natives Joshua McCleskey, Kaley Morlock, and Jimmy Schmitz, who were later joined by Bostonian Matt Rogan and Imperial Beach local Helen Sylvia, Coral Bells draws their influence from folk, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll. Fueled by ideals of community, cooperation and friendship, the band embodies a fresh, young approach to folk and America. 

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San Diego Yoga Festival Presents! Chakra Mantra Flow with live music by Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan Band and Sita Rose

Recalibrate your nervous system with this dynamic flow class. We will weave together healing mantras and movement to activate your body’s natural vibration and balance your chakras while chanting mantra and moving.

Live music by Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan Band (www.pilgrimagekirtan.com/)

Sita Rose is a spirit seeker, space holder, and music maker. Based in San Diego, CA, she is an expressive performer skilled at crafting melodic medicine derived from the heart. She draws from her experience as a board-certified music therapist, devotional singer,  ashtanga yoga practitioner to elevate consciousness and promote peace.  Her gypsy spirit has led her to study the ancient healing qualities of music throughout  India, South America, and Jamaica. As co-founder of Seed & Song LLC, she is passionate about fostering communities that empower women.  
Chakra Mantra Flow
Recalibrate your nervous system with this dynamic flow class. We will weave together healing mantras and movement to activate your body’s natural vibration.  
Live music by Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan Band. 
Vinyasa Classes: www.PuraVidaYogaCenter.com
PilgrimageKirtan every Thursday At 8pm  https://www.pilgrimagekirtan.com/

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Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Sukhmani and live music by SUKHA!

Enjoy this ancient uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practice with Sukhmani and her award-winning mantra band, SUKHA.  Kundalini Yoga incorporates physical movement to strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system as well as breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras to help process emotions and feelings, release stress, and help develop concentration and discipline of the mind.

Sukha is Southern California based husband/wife team Sukhmani and Sukhman.   Sukha exists to help people fall in love with the power and magic of mantra.  They play their own blend of unique and modern “rock inspired” mantra music for classes, events and festivals and tour extensively usually with an eclectic mix of world-class musicians and instruments.  Sukha is often a part of many of Sukhmani’sKundalini Yoga classes.  They usually include relaxing gong, bowl and didgeridoo sound healing as an added  relaxation treat.  Their critically acclaimed mantra album “Rise” was released in March 2016 and the band is almost finished with the follow-up, “Cusp”.    They were on the 2016 Grammy® Ballot for Best New Age Album of The Year.  Sukha is known for their high-vibration delivery to allow people to experience singing, sound, and mantra meditation in an accessible format for all.


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Vinyasa Yoga: Dynamic Strength and Flexibility with Ryan Glidden with Live Music by Jonathan Coyle at the San Diego Yoga Festival

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility incorporates slower, longer holds with a faster flowing Vinyasa, moving fluidly from one pose to another. The class emphasizes stretching and strengthening of the legs, core and arms. This class is designed to improve flexibility, physical strength and general conditioning with highly specific cues. The sequence for the class will be created in real time based off of suggestions for attendees. This class will also be accompanied by live music from Jonathan Coyle.

For over a decade, Ryan’s passion has been to identify and learn the best services, methods and philosophies that support and nurture the health and wellness of human beings.Ryan has studied at the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the CHEK Institute for advanced performance, the Metabolic Typing Education Center and Symmetry’s school for alignment therapy. He recognizes health as the balance and synergy of the human body’s many systems, reflected in the way we eat, move, breath, think, rest and surrender. Ryan is a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Ryan is the founder MOSAIC and the team lead for MOSAIC’s Health and Yoga services and is the creator and director of MOSAIC’s yoga teacher training program. Ryan is a regular contributor to Yoga Digest Magazine and the author of Good Being, Good Living: A Modern Model for Sustained Holistic Health.

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Yogi Tones Featured Teacher – Lauren Gray

What type of yoga do you teach?

Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative, Anusara

 Which studio/s do you teach at?

The Yoga Shed Wickham

Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?

At home

What do you like the most about practicing there?

Peace and quiet, and my dog (even if she is better than me!)

How do you practice yoga off the mat?

Smiling whenever I can, spreading the message of ahimsa.

The world ends tomorrow. What would you indulge in tonight?

A slow restorative yoga practice to music, chocolate, wine, pizza and a midnight drive to look at the stars.

What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?

Teaching a free yoga class to a group of people staying at the same hostel as me in Hampi, India, about a week after I graduated from Himalaya Yoga Valley.

Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?

A smile.

What inspires you to teach yoga?

Giving people the tools they need to feel their absolute best.

If you could teach yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Hampi, India. The most beautiful place on Earth!

What has been your most embarrassing yoga moment as a teacher or practitioner?

Well I mean we’ve all farted in class.. but I’d probably say in my teacher training when I got told off for saying ‘bum’ too much.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?

All I can say is try it! 
‘Yoga puts into perspective what words cannot’

What music are you jamming to right now?

Some old school Jamiroquai

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a teaching yoga?

Watching people float out of class with a great big grin on their faces, DEFINITELY!

Where else can we find you?


Anything else you would like to add?

Yoga has given me happiness, a sense of healing, hope, peace and quiet, a broader mind, a lighter heart and a bigger capacity to love.