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Friday, August 23
 

6:45am

CHECK IN OPENS
Check in begins

Friday August 23, 2019 6:45am - 1:30pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

7:30am

Opening / intention Setting
Ease into the festival by grounding down and setting your intentions. Enjoy a brief guided meditation by Dusty Swehla to set an intention for the weekend while Natalie Brown plays singing bowls. A wonderful time to prepare for a glorious weekend.

Instructors
avatar for Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Sounds Heal Studio
Composer, educator, sound healer and multi-instrumentalist, Natalie Brown, has traveled the world performing, recording and teaching music. She was trained classically, starting violin at age 4 and has taught high school orchestra for 14 years. She is the founder and operator of Sounds... Read More →
avatar for Dusty Swehla

Dusty Swehla

Owner, Panda Marie, LLC
Living the life you love, naturally, is the motto Dusty lives by and promotes on a daily basis. She has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. In 2014 Dusty went back to school getting a number of certifications and really dug into yoga, meditation and Holistic therapies as she... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Elevate
Are you stuck?  Do you want to feel better but don't know where to begin?  Are you contemplating a change in life but are coming up against fear? Do you sense you aren’t rising to your full potential?

The tools of yoga are the perfect methodology for moving closer to our highest and best self.  Elevate is a program developed by Marsha Nieland and Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, to help you get clear on 3 intentions, learn the 5 practices that support manifestation (yoga, meditation, attitude, connection, and sleep), and get clear on what might get in the way of our intentions coming to fruition (i.e., fear, motivation, and other’s expectations for us).

The power of group energy, accountability, and the reliable tools of yoga can get you to where you want to be. This day long immersion helps you commit to a new lifestyle, and create the positive changes you know will most support your growth and evolution. Come with a journal, open heart and mind, and curiosity about your potential.

Instructors
avatar for Marsha Nieland

Marsha Nieland

Fusion Studio
Marsha's mission is simple, to help others feel better about themselves and in doing so uplift the world one heart at a time. To be greeted by her warm smile, soothing voice and uplifting presence is a gift she extends to all. She blends asanas with themes that are applicable to daily... Read More →
avatar for Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop

Heartland Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her classes.  She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Pranayama
Learn the life-changing techniques of harnessing the life force through the deliberate manipulation of breath from Master Teacher Justin Kaliszewski. Benefits include performance enhancement, anxiety reduction, sleep aid, and more.

Instructors
avatar for Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski

Outlaw Yoga
Justin “Jud” Kaliszewski is an award-winning artist, avid adventurer, and the renowned creator of OUTLAW Yoga. Author of “The Outlaw Protocol – how to live as an outlaw without becoming a criminal”, and the children's picture book “The Adventures of Babu – from there... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

1:30pm

Elevate Part 2
Progression from the morning session. All are still welcome even if they did not attend the morning session.

Are you stuck?  Do you want to feel better but don't know where to begin?  Are you contemplating a change in life but are coming up against fear? Do you sense you aren’t rising to your full potential?

The tools of yoga are the perfect methodology for moving closer to our highest and best self.  Elevate is a program developed by Marsha Nieland and Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, to help you get clear on 3 intentions, learn the 5 practices that support manifestation (yoga, meditation, attitude, connection, and sleep), and get clear on what might get in the way of our intentions coming to fruition (i.e., fear, motivation, and other’s expectations for us).

The power of group energy, accountability, and the reliable tools of yoga can get you to where you want to be. This day long immersion helps you commit to a new lifestyle, and create the positive changes you know will most support your growth and evolution. Come with a journal, open heart and mind, and curiosity about your potential.

Instructors
avatar for Marsha Nieland

Marsha Nieland

Fusion Studio
Marsha's mission is simple, to help others feel better about themselves and in doing so uplift the world one heart at a time. To be greeted by her warm smile, soothing voice and uplifting presence is a gift she extends to all. She blends asanas with themes that are applicable to daily... Read More →
avatar for Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop

Heartland Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her classes.  She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

1:30pm

Walking the 8-Limb Path of Yoga (CE Intensive)
Walk the Eight Limb Path of Yoga with Cassandra Justine in this three-hour continuing education intensive. Dive into these ancient teachings that Patañjali wrote in 400 CE after synthesizing and organizing a variety of knowledge about yoga from older traditions to create what we now hold dearly as a comprehensive guide to support one's ability to live a happy, healthy and meaningful life.

With a complimentary copy of her seventeen-page manual “The Eightfold Path” as your guide, this course will walk you through a combination of discussion, lecture, movement, breath, meditation, journaling, and sound-healing. *All who wish to explore more about this topic are welcome to join.

*Certified Yoga Teachers registered with Yoga Alliance will receive 3 continuing education (CE) units. Attendees who wish to receive a certificate of completion will sign an additional sign-in sheet and will be emailed a certificate of completion.

*Please bring a journal and a pen.

Instructors
avatar for Cassandra Justine

Cassandra Justine

Choose Joy
Cassandra holds space for people to trust their intuition, rise above influence, and choose joy! This Chicago native began her path as a yoga teacher over 10 years ago at age 19. A passionate student, she continually furthers her studies with travels, trainings and workshops. She... Read More →


Friday August 23, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:45pm

FREE COMMUNITY YOGA
Join Ally Thompson, founder of Fields of Yogis as she guides you through a high energy, low stress community yoga session before Rock the Block.

Instructors
avatar for Ally Thompson

Ally Thompson

Fields of Yogis
Yoga Lover, Healer, Foodie, Music Enthusiast. Life is short, work less, travel more, enjoy your life.

Sponsors

Friday August 23, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

6:00pm

Rock The Block featuring Cedar County Cobras
Cedar County Cobras arrive with a collection of instruments to play boot-stompin' music that can only be found down the gravel roads of Iowa. Often seen as a duo or a trio, the music has been described as contagious, acoustic rockabilly, dancing bluegrass, or brand new old-time country with the gritty sound of soulful blues. It is almost impossible to box the sound of The Cobras into one musical genre when you hear an eclectic mix of acoustic blues and gypsy mandolin tunes that can only be heard in the cobra songs.


Friday August 23, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
 
Saturday, August 24
 

6:45am

CHECK IN OPENS
Check in begins

Saturday August 24, 2019 6:45am - 4:15pm
NewBo - Inside (CHECK MARK SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

7:30am

Opening / intention Setting
Ease into the festival by grounding down and setting your intentions. Enjoy a brief guided meditation by Dusty Swehla to set an intention for the weekend while Natalie Brown plays singing bowls. A wonderful time to prepare for a glorious weekend.

Instructors
avatar for Dusty Swehla

Dusty Swehla

Owner, Panda Marie, LLC
Living the life you love, naturally, is the motto Dusty lives by and promotes on a daily basis. She has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. In 2014 Dusty went back to school getting a number of certifications and really dug into yoga, meditation and Holistic therapies as she... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Buti Yoga
Buti Yoga is a powerful blend of tribal dance and primal movements, plyometrics, and vinyasa-style yoga.

This unique style of yoga incorporates movements that our bodies crave, and that our body’s systems flourish from. Our hormones are balanced, our chakras are aligned, and we nourish the health of our endocrine system. In short, Buti Yoga packs a BIG punch.

“Buti” is a Marathi Indian term for “the cure to something that’s been hidden away or kept secret.” Buti is a practice of going within to discover your true power and full potential. It becomes the cure to any previous disillusionments of fear, lack, or weakness.

This is definitely not an ordinary yoga practice. From the music to the attire and infectious group energy, Buti won’t be like a typical yoga class either! Buti is all about moving to the beat, so the songs are all about the beat, too.

You will find a nice mix of tribal dance with hip-hop flair, woven throughout upbeat songs that keep the practice going strong from start to finish.

The group energy of a Buti class is truly unique. You’ll find yourself shouting out along with the instructor, who you can expect to give plenty of hoots and hollers throughout class. It’s motivating! It’s fun! It’s high energy, and while it’s definitely challenging, you’ll be having such a blast, the class (typically between 60-90 minutes long) will fly by.

Instructors
avatar for Jess Feldt

Jess Feldt

Owner/Instructor, Luna-Sol Studios
Jess, a Colorado native living in Cedar Rapids, is first a mother and wife. She has found deep healing through play and laughter with her family. They love to travel and share nourishing meals with their friends and loved ones. She shares her passions as a wellness mentor, Yoga... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Arm Balance Outlaw Flow
Explore some of the most rewarding and challenging postures yoga has to offer in this fun and accessible flow. Open to all levels - whether you are new to going upside down or an experienced inverter, this experience is sure to break through barriers.

Instructors
avatar for Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski

Outlaw Yoga
Justin “Jud” Kaliszewski is an award-winning artist, avid adventurer, and the renowned creator of OUTLAW Yoga. Author of “The Outlaw Protocol – how to live as an outlaw without becoming a criminal”, and the children's picture book “The Adventures of Babu – from there... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
CSPS - 2nd Floor Gallery (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Hip Help [Capacity: 30] Almost Full
Locked hips wreak havoc on the practicing yogi. Tight hamstrings can lead to back pain and postural imbalances, while bound hip flexors limit abdominal strength and backbend fluidity. Even hyper mobile students can have issues with stability. Open these blocked areas so that movement becomes effortless and locate your hips’s range of motion from every conceivable angle.

Instructors
avatar for Diana Duncan

Diana Duncan

Diana Duncan Massage and Movement
Hello! I am a movement educator and manual therapist and I am most interested in helping people live and feel better in their bodies for a lifetime.  In my daily work with students this may mean movement lessons or hands on manual therapy that guides students to develop keen body... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Stop Shrinking Yourself to Fit in Places You’ve Outgrown
We hold on to what’s comfortable. We hold on so tightly, that we become part of it. Where we live, a significant other, a job, a habit. We believe we belong to it and it belongs to us. Even if it no longer makes us grow. Even if the shoe no longer fits, the love becomes stale, the job sucks at our soul, the habit becomes destructive – it’s comfortable and we hold on.
The thing about comfort is that it convinces us anything outside of it is too foreign to accept. Anything outside of it is scary. Anything outside of it will not fit. Anything outside of it is past our ability to understand. But our roots know better. Our roots know in order to grow, it needs to grow past comfort zones.

And if the things we belong to no longer serves our growth, if the love is stale, the shoe is too small, the job has left our soul thirsty, our habits have become destructive, we have contracted. We have forced ourselves to shrink. We have forced ourselves to fit into places our roots have grown past. Our roots know, it’s ok if we expand as well. Because LOVE is the energy that expands and FEAR is the energy that contracts.

So, choose LOVE. Grow. Expand. The other side of comfort waits. We will explore this in our minds, bodies and hearts through mindful yoga, meditation and breath practice.

Instructors
avatar for Marsha Nieland

Marsha Nieland

Fusion Studio
Marsha's mission is simple, to help others feel better about themselves and in doing so uplift the world one heart at a time. To be greeted by her warm smile, soothing voice and uplifting presence is a gift she extends to all. She blends asanas with themes that are applicable to daily... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Cherry Building - Cherry Center Space (CHERRY SYMBOL) 320 11th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, USA

8:30am

Self Defense Techniques through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Beginner level self defense techniques through the lens of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This workshop will also go through basic theory and philosophy.

Instructors
avatar for Keoni Koch

Keoni Koch

Hard Drive Performance Center
We are a mixed martial arts gym founded in 1998 by Keoni Koch and Dave Sherzer. Programs include wrestling, MMA, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, TKD, Strength/Conditioning, and Self Defense. All experience levels welcome!


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Introduction to Sound Healing
Sound healing is a powerful & practical healing modality to help yourself and others. Benefits include reduction of stress & anxiety and encouragement of physical, mental & emotional well being among many others.

 In this workshop, learn about sound healing & experience a sound bath. Explore Tibetan & crystal bowls, gongs, tuning forks, the voice, Shamanic drumming & percussion instruments and other sonic tools.

Instructors
avatar for Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Sounds Heal Studio
Composer, educator, sound healer and multi-instrumentalist, Natalie Brown, has traveled the world performing, recording and teaching music. She was trained classically, starting violin at age 4 and has taught high school orchestra for 14 years. She is the founder and operator of Sounds... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:00am

Intro to Slacklining
Hang out with the Chicago Suburban Slackliners (CSS) on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. They will intro you to slacklining and answer any of your slackline questions!

Instructors
avatar for Victor Azcorra

Victor Azcorra

Chicago Suburban Slackliners
Slacklining is all about finding your breathe, finding your balance, and taking each moment one step at a time


Saturday August 24, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Slackline Forest (TREE SYMBOL) 1007 3rd Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

10:30am

Mobility for Inversions
Get deeper into your practice and find more space in your inversions! We will flow through class with an intense focus on all of the prerequisites necessary to get upside down.This will be a great class for a beginner to explore and an advanced practitioner to learn new tricks and tips.

Instructors
avatar for Tauni Doster

Tauni Doster

Lean Power Yoga
Tauni Doster came to yoga as an athlete and found a perfect marriage of strength, fitness, and flexibility. She has been drawn to mobility and is trained in Functional Range Conditioning.She loves how it can be incorporated into yoga. This combo is ideal for those looking to gain... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

Acro Yoga
Dive into the importance of connection with Koya Webb, author of LET YOUR FEARS MAKE YOU FIERCE: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth! with her Acro yoga class. This experience will give you the tools that you need to build and heal your relationships and communities and embody the true experience of communication, trust and support!

Instructors
avatar for Koya Webb

Koya Webb

Get Loved Up
Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, personal trainer, holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model revolutionizing the holistic living landscape. She is the creator of Get Loved Up, a platform that encourages... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

Aerial Silks - CAPACITY FULL
CLASS IS FULL 

If you've ever dreamed of running away and joining the circus, this workshop is suitable for you. Aerial Silks Exploration is designed to teach the fundamentals of aerial silks and is suitable for all levels of fitness. These limited-size aerial workshops move at a gentle pace and are tailored for all levels of comfort. No prior experience is necessary. All you need is an open mind and a desire to try something new! Please wear pants that cover the back of your knees, midriff and arm pits.

First come, first served: These classes fill fast so sign up right away

Instructors
avatar for Mimi Ke

Mimi Ke

Independent / National Dance Academy
Mimi is a zealous explorer, teacher and circus performer. Her specialty and true love belong to aerial silks but she has also performed and choreographed works on aerial rope, lyra, single point trapeze, rope and harness, invented apparatus and will climb just about anything else... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

FREE COMMUNITY YOGA: Good Vibes
Community yoga class led by Ben Spellman. Bring yourself, your mat and good vibes. Be free in your movement and make your space your own, this practice is for you. All levels welcomed.

Instructors
avatar for Ben Spellman

Ben Spellman

Good Vibes Yoga
With an infectious enthusiasm for life, it doesn’t take long to understand how Ben became known to the community as Good Vibes. Through 11 moves and different 9 schools during his childhood in Des Moines, the seed was planted for living in the moment. From a young age, Ben learned... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

Meditation and Art
Art is a form of meditation when the mind is allowed to create without much thought or instruction. It is a therapeutic way of allowing your mind to calm, reset and reduce internal noise. During this workshop participants will get an introduction to two meditative practices: guided meditation designed to reduce stress, mind chatter and calm to the mind. Secondly, an Automated Drawing exercise designed to release creative energy from the subconscious. No experience in any type of meditation or drawing is necessary, you need only an open mind to be successful.

Instructors
avatar for Briana Bragg

Briana Bragg

Vacation of the Mind
Briana Bragg is a wellness industry leader specializing in meditation and mindfulness.  She is the founder of Vacation of the Mind, a guided meditation company designed to be practical and welcoming.  Her expertise has led to being a sought after speaker, author, and coach. Her... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

12:20pm

Lunch & Learn: Whole Food and Vegetarian Cooking - LUNCH ticket required
During the class with lunch provided, Wes Shirley of The Full Bowl will demonstrate how to use whole foods such as rice, beans, fresh vegetables and spices/herbs to create healthy, delicious, filling and environmentally friendly dishes. Learn how to use spices to create completely different flavor profiles even when everything else is held constant.

MENU: Chana Masala and West African Chickpea Stew, served over brown rice and topped with fresh cilantro. Additional sauces include a few kinds of chutneys and a banana chipotle sauce to accompany the meal.

Lunch ticket required to register

Instructors
avatar for Wes Shirley

Wes Shirley

Owner/Chef, The Full Bowl
After leaving academia in 2016, Wes started The Full Bowl as the first all vegetarian restaurant in Cedar Rapids. Providing tasty, healthy, vegetarian and vegan options, with a focus on organic, whole foods is the aim of the Full Bowl.


Saturday August 24, 2019 12:20pm - 1:40pm
NewBo - Culinary Kitchen Inside (APPLE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

FREE COMMUNITY MEDITATION: Year-Long Meditation
Free community meditation - On July 16 a Year Long Meditation was launched — a group practice for infusing collective consciousness with love and compassion, mutual understanding, and positive focus while eradicating fear and all the qualities that arise from it so prevalent in ourselves, our societies, and the collective today. As you're so well aware, the practitioner of meditation is the first to benefit in these ways, while bringing forward a greater outward positive change. A goal of practicing collectively for 1,000,008 hours has been set, such that the energy generated therein by the people connected to this practice, further concentrated and synergistically enhanced via group practice, will have a significant impact.

The Year Long Meditation is open to all—individuals and groups alike. First is the intention to be a part of this grand group practice; second, is to sign up atwww.yearlongmeditation.org thus making your intention known, and tracking your minutes/hours of meditation in your personal account. This is how we know when 1,000,008 hours have been reached! (And if the practice surpasses that by July 2020, all the better!) For groups, such as Fields of Yoga Festival, one would sign up the organization by entering, for example, Fields of Yoga Festival in the First Name field, and Cedar Rapids IA in the Last Name field. Then the time spent in meditation practice in class by participants at the Festival could be logged and thereby contribute to the group practice. Additionally, all the individuals can open their own personal account and be a part of the practice in that way as well (ie, daily practice at home for the year).

So it is the intention to expand ourselves at this time and be a positive force of change for humanity that would inspire Fields of Yoga Festival and its participants to join in. Once connected, Year Long Meditation provides (optional) tools and resources, study and support online. And there's a social media component where practitioners can connect, contribute inspiration, and share experiences, etc. This year-long group practice is hosted by the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, and launched at the consecration of the newly established Sri Vidya Shrine - at HI, for humanity. You'll find more at www.YearLongMeditation.org. You are already helping people find their equanimity and bring more peace and calm to their lives... connecting to the Year Long Meditation in no way detracts from these benefits, rather, only enhances them via the power of group practice.

Saturday August 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Kids Yoga
Join Jenna Bell Collins of Challenge to Change, Inc. as she guides kids through a fun and engaging 60 minute practice based on the class plan outline developed for teaching kids yoga appropriately based on child development, energetic development and aids in social emotional learning. Through this practice, children will come to experience the benefits of yoga through Mudras, sun salutations, stories, and creative connections. Come out and play!

Instructors
avatar for Jenna Bell Collins

Jenna Bell Collins

Little Wish Yoga
Hi, I’m Jenna!A yoga student for many years off and on until a back surgery catapulted me into a deeper practice. A deeper practice that led to a yearning for learning more which led to sharing my love of yoga with others.I have found my passion is to share yoga with our next generation... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cherry Building - Cherry Center Space (CHERRY SYMBOL) 320 11th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, USA

2:00pm

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Body
The mind is a great servant and a terrible master. We all get routinely high jacked by the ramblings of our mind. Yoga is a powerful practice to connect us to our body, a state called embodiment. Embodiment erases the imaginary separation between body and mind. And being embodied leads to enhanced presence, agency, self-regulation, and intuition. Join Betsy, a mind-body psychologist and yoga teacher, as she leads you through a class exploring the 4 directions of the spine sprinkled with her signature blend of science, spirituality and psychology.

Instructors
avatar for Betsy Rippentrop

Betsy Rippentrop

Heartland Yoga
Betsy Rippentrop, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified yoga teacher who uniquely blends science, psychology, mysticism and spirituality into her classes.  She courageously guides people into deeper awareness of their body and mind, and is especially adept at translating... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Kosha Exploration | Yoga + Soundscape
Experience a blend of meditation, breath, movement, journaling and sound-healing with Cass as you embark on a journey of self-exploration and reflection through the vessel of the five Koshas: Annamaya Kosha - the physical body, Pranamaya Kosha - the energy body, Manomaya Kosha - the mental/emotional body, Vijnanamaya Kosha - the wisdom body and Anandamaya Kosha - the bliss body.

Enjoy the soothing sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls tuned to your energy body, Himalayan singing bowls, Koshi chimes, the Chao Gong, and a handheld clear crystal singing bowl during the soundscape. All are welcome. Come as you are.

*Bring a Journal and a pen

Instructors
avatar for Cassandra Justine

Cassandra Justine

Choose Joy
Cassandra holds space for people to trust their intuition, rise above influence, and choose joy! This Chicago native began her path as a yoga teacher over 10 years ago at age 19. A passionate student, she continually furthers her studies with travels, trainings and workshops. She... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Empower Your Students: Teach to Inspire
Be "that" teacher. The one who teaches maximum impact, inner-fire igniting, big-time transformation classes! Learn to deliver impactful, powerful classes that inspire your students to believe in themselves and their abilities to grow and be better! We will take a deep dive into your teaching techniques to ensure everything you do and say aligns with your intention as an authentic leader.
Topics include:
1. Purposeful Language and Communication
2. Putting People into Action
3. Ego-free leadership and connection
4. And More!
Teaching yoga is an incredible gift and a great responsibility. Change your yogis' worlds by inspiring them to be their highest, happiest selves. Bring your yoga mat, a journal, and your open mind.

Instructors
avatar for Megan Robertson

Megan Robertson

Muddy Feet Yoga
Get ready for ballzy transitions, limitless self-exploration, dismantled barriers, and just a doggone good time. Attend one of Megan’s classes, and you’ll feel supported, accepted, challenged, and inspired. Megan brings a fresh and positive perspective to yoga in Iowa City. Equipped... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CSPS - 2nd Floor Gallery (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Restorative/Nidra
Relax, restore, rejuvenate…the practice of yoga Nidra, or yoga sleep, includes deep relaxation, guided meditation, and gently breaks through to new possibility in your practice on and off the mat.

Instructors
avatar for Justin Kaliszewski

Justin Kaliszewski

Outlaw Yoga
Justin “Jud” Kaliszewski is an award-winning artist, avid adventurer, and the renowned creator of OUTLAW Yoga. Author of “The Outlaw Protocol – how to live as an outlaw without becoming a criminal”, and the children's picture book “The Adventures of Babu – from there... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:00pm

EMBODIED LIGHT YOGA: A YIN YOGA FLOW PRACTICE TO AWAKEN SHAKTI
Shakti, or Prana, is the universal energy from which all of life comes. In this Yin Yoga Flow practice we will focus on this energy, with poses and practices to mobilize it, and amplify it as a force for transformation. As we draw this energy in, deeper and deeper, we will experience lightness, new ways of perceiving and new ways of being with ourselves. The goal of this practice is to create a safe, sacred space to gradually and systematically release congestion and awaken shakti. Surrendering for 3-5 minutes in each yin pose targets the thick, fibrous channels of fascia where the energy of unconditional love is stored. Interspersing mindful flowing yoga poses – staying close to the ground – will move Shakti around the body. Mantra, pranayama, and kriya will be used to support this powerful practice. The deep rest of Savasana creates sacred space to integrate the awakened energy with an embodied experience of lightness and freedom.

Instructors
avatar for Julia Theisen

Julia Theisen

BODY & SOUL
Julia Theisen is a self-empowerment teacher who has immersed herself in the study and practice of yoga, meditation and spirituality for more than two decades. Her unique ability to blend expansive mind/body/spirit ideas into yoga classes in experiential and easy to understand ways... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cherry Building - Cherry Center Space (CHERRY SYMBOL) 320 11th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, USA

4:00pm

The Art of Breathing
Breathing is scientifically proven to be one of the most effective tools for our body to reduce stress and promote good health, yet many of us don't breathe the right way, or worse forget to breathe in the most crucial moments - keeping our body in fight or flight response. Learn three effective breathing techniques that are proven to relax your body and mind no matter your situation, with examples of how and when to incorporate them into your daily life and when.

Instructors
avatar for Briana Bragg

Briana Bragg

Vacation of the Mind
Briana Bragg is a wellness industry leader specializing in meditation and mindfulness.  She is the founder of Vacation of the Mind, a guided meditation company designed to be practical and welcoming.  Her expertise has led to being a sought after speaker, author, and coach. Her... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CSPS - 2nd Floor Gallery (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:00pm

Aerial Silks - CAPACITY FULL
CLASS IS FULL! 

If you've ever dreamed of running away and joining the circus, this workshop is suitable for you. Aerial Silks Exploration is designed to teach the fundamentals of aerial silks and is suitable for all levels of fitness. These limited-size aerial workshops move at a gentle pace and are tailored for all levels of comfort. No prior experience is necessary. All you need is an open mind and a desire to try something new! Please wear pants that cover the back of your knees, midriff and arm pits.

First come, first served: These classes fill fast so sign up right away

Instructors
avatar for Mimi Ke

Mimi Ke

Independent / National Dance Academy
Mimi is a zealous explorer, teacher and circus performer. Her specialty and true love belong to aerial silks but she has also performed and choreographed works on aerial rope, lyra, single point trapeze, rope and harness, invented apparatus and will climb just about anything else... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:00pm

MovMEANT Playshop with Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson
MovMEANT is a free expression movement technique created by Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson. It is for those searching for a deeper understanding of oneself through eMOTIONal discharge using movement as the tool. This playshops focus primarily on moving through felt sense, listening to your unique body conversation while being loosely guided by Tamara “Cuchira” in a safe space to explore all facets of your intuitive being.

It is for truthseekers looking to cleanse themselves of past trauma, to get to know oneself deeper and for fearless creative explorers in search of fresh inspiration. It’s been said by many of the beyoutiful warriors that have attended Tamara’s PLAYshops that it is two years of therapy in just two hours! Get ready to play into your freedom!

PLAYshops are for ages 16 and up. It is for ALL LEVELS as YOU MOVE LIKE YOU! Nothing other than an open mind is required. Come move free!

Instructors
avatar for Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson

Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson

MovMEANT
Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of fifteen she represented the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics team at the 1992 Olympic Games. Her love of free movement, individualism and truthful eMOTIONal exploration led her into a successful and ongoing 20... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

6:00pm

Sound Embodied | A Journey Back to Self
Journey through the Chakras for a special Saturday evening Sound Journey with Chicago-based instructors Cassandra Justine, and Melissa Tigerlily in collaboration with local instructors Natalie Brown and Raelene Newton! Activate your light body with interactive experiences fusing ceremony, movement, breath, meditation, and sound-healing as they co-create a playground for inner exploration.

As you voyage through space and time allow yourself to be inspired, liberated and open in a warm environment where you can feel safe to release whatever has been building up in your life, making room for rebirth and new ideas. Enjoy the sacred sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls, Himalayan bowls, sitar, violin, Koshi chimes, Gongs, percussion, and other instruments. All are welcome. Come as you are.

*Please bring a journal and a pen for the time they will dedicate to self-reflection and integration.

Instructors
avatar for Cassandra Justine

Cassandra Justine

Choose Joy
Cassandra holds space for people to trust their intuition, rise above influence, and choose joy! This Chicago native began her path as a yoga teacher over 10 years ago at age 19. A passionate student, she continually furthers her studies with travels, trainings and workshops. She... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Sounds Heal Studio
Composer, educator, sound healer and multi-instrumentalist, Natalie Brown, has traveled the world performing, recording and teaching music. She was trained classically, starting violin at age 4 and has taught high school orchestra for 14 years. She is the founder and operator of Sounds... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Tigerlily Larson

Melissa Tigerlily Larson

Tigerlily Moon
Melissa Tigerlily lives by the belief that a divine magick resides within everything and everyone. She is an intuitive healer, sacred space holder, ceremonial songstress and sound healer, scribe of Spirit, and conscious jewelry designer at TigerLily Moon. Her intention is to evolve... Read More →


Saturday August 24, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
 
Sunday, August 25
 

7:45am

CHECK IN OPENS
Check in begins

Sunday August 25, 2019 7:45am - 8:30am
NewBo - Inside (CHECK MARK SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
What better way than to start your morning off with an energizing, vinyasa flow to awaken your mind for a spirit-filled day ahead. Join Koya Webb, author of LET YOUR FEARS MAKE YOU FIERCE: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth! for a vinyasa flow class to promote more balance and less fear in your life.

Instructors
avatar for Koya Webb

Koya Webb

Get Loved Up
Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, personal trainer, holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model revolutionizing the holistic living landscape. She is the creator of Get Loved Up, a platform that encourages... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Be still and unplug
Quieting the mind is good for you! Did you know being still for a few minutes each day can improve your health, relationships, creativity and flow. We will teach you refocusing techniques for the mind to incorporate stillness into your daily life that allows you to unplug and improve your quality of life and happiness.

Instructors
avatar for Briana Bragg

Briana Bragg

Vacation of the Mind
Briana Bragg is a wellness industry leader specializing in meditation and mindfulness.  She is the founder of Vacation of the Mind, a guided meditation company designed to be practical and welcoming.  Her expertise has led to being a sought after speaker, author, and coach. Her... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

Breathe In & Bliss Out [Capacity: 30] Filling
Loaded with adrenaline and stress, most of us can easily accelerate from 0-60 in a heartbeat. But do you know how to decelerate from 60-0 effectively without crashing? This workshop breaks down the mechanics of “down regulation” before your body has a “breakdown”. Learn how to breathe correctly with sedating exercises from yoga, body therapy , meditation and self massage. You will un-bind muscular tension, relieve anxiety and enter into a profound state of sleep. Experience the age defying secrets of Yoga Nidra and master the art of “blissing out”.

Instructors
avatar for Diana Duncan

Diana Duncan

Diana Duncan Massage and Movement
Hello! I am a movement educator and manual therapist and I am most interested in helping people live and feel better in their bodies for a lifetime.  In my daily work with students this may mean movement lessons or hands on manual therapy that guides students to develop keen body... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

8:30am

EMBODIED LIGHT YOGA: YIN YOGA FOR INNER LUMINOSITY
Deep within each of us shines an inner light that is our truth - the pure essence of who we are. This inner luminosity lies underneath our chronic holding patterns, tension and limiting beliefs (samskaras). The goal of this Yin Yoga practice is to create a safe, sacred space to gradually and gently open the heart center and, with compassion, release the samskaras that shield the heart. Surrendering for 3-5 minutes in each yin pose targets the thick, fibrous channels of fascia where the energy of unconditional love is stored. Mantra, pranayama, and meditation will be used to support this powerful practice. The deep rest of Savasana creates sacred space to embody your experience of inner luminosity.

Instructors
avatar for Julia Theisen

Julia Theisen

BODY & SOUL
Julia Theisen is a self-empowerment teacher who has immersed herself in the study and practice of yoga, meditation and spirituality for more than two decades. Her unique ability to blend expansive mind/body/spirit ideas into yoga classes in experiential and easy to understand ways... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:00am

Intro to Slacklining
Hang out with the Chicago Suburban Slackliners (CSS) on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. They will intro you to slacklining and answer any of your slackline questions!

Instructors
avatar for Victor Azcorra

Victor Azcorra

Chicago Suburban Slackliners
Slacklining is all about finding your breathe, finding your balance, and taking each moment one step at a time


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Slackline Forest (TREE SYMBOL) 1007 3rd Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

10:30am

Power Yoga: Surprise Yourself
Step into your personal power and stand in it with two feet! Power yoga is NOT all advanced poses, balancing on one finger and folding your body into a pretzel. It's about meeting yourself where you are and moving and growing every day. Think emPOWERment! In this workshop, you will reconnect with and learn to own your personal power. You'll move, breathe, sweat, and laugh. You'll prove to yourself what you CAN do, and be inspired to grow more! You'll also sit and have powerful, purposeful (potentially even emotional) conversations about real life, digging deep into what's holding you back from living your best life and gaining the gumption to move through it! YOU. WILL. SURPRISE. YOURSELF. Let's break down barriers, friends! Bring your yoga mat, water bottle, journal, and pen. 

Instructors
avatar for Megan Robertson

Megan Robertson

Muddy Feet Yoga
Get ready for ballzy transitions, limitless self-exploration, dismantled barriers, and just a doggone good time. Attend one of Megan’s classes, and you’ll feel supported, accepted, challenged, and inspired. Megan brings a fresh and positive perspective to yoga in Iowa City. Equipped... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

Aerial Silks - CAPACITY FULL
CLASS IS FULL!

If you've ever dreamed of running away and joining the circus, this workshop is suitable for you. Aerial Silks Exploration is designed to teach the fundamentals of aerial silks and is suitable for all levels of fitness. These limited-size aerial workshops move at a gentle pace and are tailored for all levels of comfort. No prior experience is necessary. All you need is an open mind and a desire to try something new! Please wear pants that cover the back of your knees, midriff and arm pits.

First come, first served: These classes fill fast so sign up right away

Instructors
avatar for Mimi Ke

Mimi Ke

Independent / National Dance Academy
Mimi is a zealous explorer, teacher and circus performer. Her specialty and true love belong to aerial silks but she has also performed and choreographed works on aerial rope, lyra, single point trapeze, rope and harness, invented apparatus and will climb just about anything else... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

MovMEANT Playshop with Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson
MovMEANT is a free expression movement technique created by Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson. It is for those searching for a deeper understanding of oneself through eMOTIONal discharge using movement as the tool. This playshops focus primarily on moving through felt sense, listening to your unique body conversation while being loosely guided by Tamara “Cuchira” in a safe space to explore all facets of your intuitive being.

It is for truthseekers looking to cleanse themselves of past trauma, to get to know oneself deeper and for fearless creative explorers in search of fresh inspiration. It’s been said by many of the beyoutiful warriors that have attended Tamara’s PLAYshops that it is two years of therapy in just two hours! Get ready to play into your freedom!

PLAYshops are for ages 16 and up. It is for ALL LEVELS as YOU MOVE LIKE YOU! Nothing other than an open mind is required. Come move free!

Instructors
avatar for Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson

Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson

MovMEANT
Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of fifteen she represented the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics team at the 1992 Olympic Games. Her love of free movement, individualism and truthful eMOTIONal exploration led her into a successful and ongoing 20... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

FREE COMMUNITY YOGA: Good Vibes
Community yoga class led by Ben Spellman. Bring yourself, your mat and good vibes. Be free in your movement and make your space your own, this practice is for you. All levels welcomed.

Instructors
avatar for Ben Spellman

Ben Spellman

Good Vibes Yoga
With an infectious enthusiasm for life, it doesn’t take long to understand how Ben became known to the community as Good Vibes. Through 11 moves and different 9 schools during his childhood in Des Moines, the seed was planted for living in the moment. From a young age, Ben learned... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

Spreading Peace and Kindness to our Next Generation - Practicing Yoga to Kids
Jenna Bell Collins, Studio Manager of Challenge To Change Kids Yoga in Cedar Rapids/Marion, Iowa, will cover practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to use with your children. Sharing the love of the practice of yoga with children only will strengthen the bond. In this session, Jenna will cover fun and engaging songs, games and breathing techniques to use with children.

Instructors
avatar for Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins

Challenge To Change, INC
Amy Jenkins is an educator and yoga instructor.  She serves as Continuing Education Coordinator at Challenge to Change and is a part of their team that teaches kids yoga in schools.  Amy holds a master’s degree in education and is currently completing her coursework towards a... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Bell Collins

Jenna Bell Collins

Little Wish Yoga
Hi, I’m Jenna!A yoga student for many years off and on until a back surgery catapulted me into a deeper practice. A deeper practice that led to a yearning for learning more which led to sharing my love of yoga with others.I have found my passion is to share yoga with our next generation... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
CSPS - 2nd Floor Office (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:30am

Vision Boarding
What does your future look like? What do you want it to look like? Let's put it down on paper and make it happen.
This workshop will put your thoughts, goals and dreams in motion. We will start with a guided meditation to get the wheels turning. Then we will put your thoughts on paper, Using paint, pictures and your imagination. This is the first step in making the future what you have always dreamed of.

Instructors
avatar for Dusty Swehla

Dusty Swehla

Owner, Panda Marie, LLC
Living the life you love, naturally, is the motto Dusty lives by and promotes on a daily basis. She has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. In 2014 Dusty went back to school getting a number of certifications and really dug into yoga, meditation and Holistic therapies as she... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

12:20pm

Lunch & Learn: All raw & all vegan - LUNCH ticket required
Learn how to make gazpacho, salad with Italian Herb dressing & mango sorbet with Jessica LaFayette of Rawlicious. All raw & all vegan

Lunch ticket required to register

Instructors
avatar for Jessica LaFayette

Jessica LaFayette

Rawlicious
Raw food chef & spa owner, Jessica LaFayette opened Rawlicious in 2017. She has a passion for showing people that eating a raw, plant-based diet can taste delicious & be so full of flavor. You don't have to be bored with eating. It is my heart work to help people live life to the... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 12:20pm - 1:40pm
NewBo - Culinary Kitchen Inside (APPLE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

12:45pm

FREE COMMUNITY MEDITATION: Year-Long Meditation
Free community meditation - On July 16 a Year Long Meditation was launched — a group practice for infusing collective consciousness with love and compassion, mutual understanding, and positive focus while eradicating fear and all the qualities that arise from it so prevalent in ourselves, our societies, and the collective today. As you're so well aware, the practitioner of meditation is the first to benefit in these ways, while bringing forward a greater outward positive change. A goal of practicing collectively for 1,000,008 hours has been set, such that the energy generated therein by the people connected to this practice, further concentrated and synergistically enhanced via group practice, will have a significant impact.

The Year Long Meditation is open to all—individuals and groups alike. First is the intention to be a part of this grand group practice; second, is to sign up atwww.yearlongmeditation.org thus making your intention known, and tracking your minutes/hours of meditation in your personal account. This is how we know when 1,000,008 hours have been reached! (And if the practice surpasses that by July 2020, all the better!) For groups, such as Fields of Yoga Festival, one would sign up the organization by entering, for example, Fields of Yoga Festival in the First Name field, and Cedar Rapids IA in the Last Name field. Then the time spent in meditation practice in class by participants at the Festival could be logged and thereby contribute to the group practice. Additionally, all the individuals can open their own personal account and be a part of the practice in that way as well (ie, daily practice at home for the year).

So it is the intention to expand ourselves at this time and be a positive force of change for humanity that would inspire Fields of Yoga Festival and its participants to join in. Once connected, Year Long Meditation provides (optional) tools and resources, study and support online. And there's a social media component where practitioners can connect, contribute inspiration, and share experiences, etc. This year-long group practice is hosted by the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, and launched at the consecration of the newly established Sri Vidya Shrine - at HI, for humanity. You'll find more at www.YearLongMeditation.org. You are already helping people find their equanimity and bring more peace and calm to their lives... connecting to the Year Long Meditation in no way detracts from these benefits, rather, only enhances them via the power of group practice.

Sunday August 25, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Good VIBES Yoga
Community yoga class led by Ben Spellman. Bring yourself, your mat and good vibes. Be free in your movement and make your space your own, this practice is for you. All levels welcomed.

Instructors
avatar for Ben Spellman

Ben Spellman

Good Vibes Yoga
With an infectious enthusiasm for life, it doesn’t take long to understand how Ben became known to the community as Good Vibes. Through 11 moves and different 9 schools during his childhood in Des Moines, the seed was planted for living in the moment. From a young age, Ben learned... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Experience the World of Wellness Travel
Pravassa, a more meaningful way to travel. Exploring the differences between wellness vacations and yoga retreats.

Instructors
avatar for Aimee Langlas

Aimee Langlas

Wellness Travel Advisor, Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited
Aimee is a purpose-driven travel advisor (with over 20 years of experience as a dance and wellness instructor) who specializes in creating customized experiential travel all over the world. With self-care, artistic expression, healthy living and cultural learning as her focus, Aimee... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CSPS - 2nd Floor Office (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Lets Crow Together
Join Dylan for this playful and challenging class that explores variations of Crow Pose and transitions in and out of it. Class will begin with a 45 minute flow to warm up the body, followed by breakdowns of Crow, One-Legged Crow, Baby Crow, jumps to Crow and Tripod Headstand to Crow. Expect lots of partner work and lots of fun!

Instructors
avatar for Dylan Barnes

Dylan Barnes

Yoga instructor, Limber Ginger
For Dylan, yoga is more than just movement—it is the art of applying what is learned on the mat into life off the mat. After years of involvement in competitive sports, Dylan transitioned into yoga for physical activity and mental stimulation. After finding the benefits of increased... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cherry Building - Cherry Center Space (CHERRY SYMBOL) 320 11th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, USA

2:00pm

Sacred Sister Circle: Embody your Modern Mystic
When Sisters gather, Magick follows. Together we are birthing a new way of being by gathering in sisterhood and igniting the ancient tapestry of remembrance within us. We each carry a sacred medicine for one another. One which sparks a recognition that each pair of eyes we meet is a teacher. Join Melissa Tigerlily as she takes you on a journey to activate the mystic within, cultivating a ritual of self love and bringing you into closer connection with your internal guidance. Experience sister connection, energy activations, a guided sound journey, and ceremony to call in what you truly desire. You will leave feeling empowered with a new toolbox that will support you in creating a more sacred and balanced life. We all have the capacity to call sacredness into every moment of our lives. It is our birthright to embody our personal brand of magick!

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Tigerlily Larson

Melissa Tigerlily Larson

Tigerlily Moon
Melissa Tigerlily lives by the belief that a divine magick resides within everything and everyone. She is an intuitive healer, sacred space holder, ceremonial songstress and sound healer, scribe of Spirit, and conscious jewelry designer at TigerLily Moon. Her intention is to evolve... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

MovMEANT Playshop with Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson
MovMEANT is a free expression movement technique created by Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson. It is for those searching for a deeper understanding of oneself through eMOTIONal discharge using movement as the tool. This playshops focus primarily on moving through felt sense, listening to your unique body conversation while being loosely guided by Tamara “Cuchira” in a safe space to explore all facets of your intuitive being.

It is for truthseekers looking to cleanse themselves of past trauma, to get to know oneself deeper and for fearless creative explorers in search of fresh inspiration. It’s been said by many of the beyoutiful warriors that have attended Tamara’s PLAYshops that it is two years of therapy in just two hours! Get ready to play into your freedom!

PLAYshops are for ages 16 and up. It is for ALL LEVELS as YOU MOVE LIKE YOU! Nothing other than an open mind is required. Come move free!

Instructors
avatar for Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson

Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson

MovMEANT
Tamara “Cuchira” Levinson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of fifteen she represented the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics team at the 1992 Olympic Games. Her love of free movement, individualism and truthful eMOTIONal exploration led her into a successful and ongoing 20... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2:00pm

Mantra & Mala Workshop - ART ticket required
Enrich your practice with the Mantra & Mala Workshop!
Learn why mantras have power and how you can use them to enhance peace and transformation in your life. In this hands-on workshop you'll have the opportunity to make a mala bracelet for yourself! With Natalie Brown and Heather Dalhoff

Must have an additional ART ticket to register.

Instructors
avatar for Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown

Sounds Heal Studio
Composer, educator, sound healer and multi-instrumentalist, Natalie Brown, has traveled the world performing, recording and teaching music. She was trained classically, starting violin at age 4 and has taught high school orchestra for 14 years. She is the founder and operator of Sounds... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:00pm

Meditation and Music
For a moment, the perfect silence in a sea of festival-goers is the most powerful sensation—until the next moment, when the deepest OHHHHHMMMMM of the crowd drops like the heaviest bass you’ve ever heard. Up next, the groundswell of the high-vibrational music sweeps over you. For an entire hour, every moment is more incredible than the one before as a live voice guides you through consciousness-raising waves of the most inspiring music and spectacular images.

You have never meditated like this before.

In this immersive and unique live musical meditation experience, we harness the power of guided meditation combined with music and empowering visuals to connect collective groups. The beats that we utilize are scientifically proven to positively impact our brainwaves, biorhythms, and emotions, guiding participants to find inner peace while connecting to the strength and power deep within.

Instructors
avatar for Briana Bragg

Briana Bragg

Vacation of the Mind
Briana Bragg is a wellness industry leader specializing in meditation and mindfulness.  She is the founder of Vacation of the Mind, a guided meditation company designed to be practical and welcoming.  Her expertise has led to being a sought after speaker, author, and coach. Her... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
NewBo - Tent / Green Space (PEACE SIGN SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:00pm

Chakra Balancing Flow
Allow Koya Webb, author of LET YOUR FEARS MAKE YOU FIERCE: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth! guide you into balancing and awakening all 7 chakras in your body. With the use of crystals, meditation and poses specifically for chakra-opening, this class will help you clear any blocked energy that you have accumulated overtime.

Instructors
avatar for Koya Webb

Koya Webb

Get Loved Up
Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, personal trainer, holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model revolutionizing the holistic living landscape. She is the creator of Get Loved Up, a platform that encourages... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CSPS - Main Stage (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:00pm

Rocket Vinyasa
Rocket Yoga is a dynamic and challenging vinyasa flow sequence, combining poses and transitions from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary, Second, and Third Series. In this class, you can expect a little bit of everything: arm balances, backbends, deep twists, and of course, inversions. Be ready to work hard and play hard. All levels welcome.

Instructors
avatar for Dylan Barnes

Dylan Barnes

Yoga instructor, Limber Ginger
For Dylan, yoga is more than just movement—it is the art of applying what is learned on the mat into life off the mat. After years of involvement in competitive sports, Dylan transitioned into yoga for physical activity and mental stimulation. After finding the benefits of increased... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Cherry Building - Cherry Center Space (CHERRY SYMBOL) 320 11th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, USA

4:00pm

Aerial Silks - CAPACITY FULL
CLASS IS FULL! 

If you've ever dreamed of running away and joining the circus, this workshop is suitable for you. Aerial Silks Exploration is designed to teach the fundamentals of aerial silks and is suitable for all levels of fitness. These limited-size aerial workshops move at a gentle pace and are tailored for all levels of comfort. No prior experience is necessary. All you need is an open mind and a desire to try something new! Please wear pants that cover the back of your knees, midriff and arm pits.

First come, first served: These classes fill fast so sign up right away

Instructors
avatar for Mimi Ke

Mimi Ke

Independent / National Dance Academy
Mimi is a zealous explorer, teacher and circus performer. Her specialty and true love belong to aerial silks but she has also performed and choreographed works on aerial rope, lyra, single point trapeze, rope and harness, invented apparatus and will climb just about anything else... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

4:00pm

Breath and Flow: Core and Pelvic Floor Strength
Do you find yourself wishing for more core strength during class? Join Dr. Hannah Anderson from BIRTHFIT Cedar Rapids as she guides you through functional breathing patterns and movements to heal and strengthen your core and pelvic floor. While many mothers struggle with issues like incontinence during exercise and core weakness after pregnancy, EVERYONE has a core and pelvic floor worth strengthening. Get nerdy, and learn the biomechanics of a stable core to get more out of every yoga practice and a life full of healing movement.

Instructors
avatar for Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson

DC, CACCP, BIRTHFIT Cedar Rapids & Back In Line
Dr. Hannah Anderson is a chiropractor at Back In Line and owner of BIRTHFIT Cedar Rapids. She's passionate about helping women through the entirety of the motherhood transition, from preconception and prenatal stages to years postpartum. She provides specialty natural healthcare to... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CSPS - 3rd Floor Lodge (SUN SYMBOL) 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

5:45pm

Closing Ceremony + Drum Circle
Enjoy gifts from vendors as you gather with other attendees in community and gratitude, and culminate your Fields of Yogis experience with a focused mind and happy heart. Partake in a drumming circle lead by Natalie Brown and immerse yourself in the musical sounds of a peaceful and fulfilling weekend coming to a close. Dusty Swehla will bring the group together one last time to close out our intentions for the weekend and guide us back into the community to spread love and light.

Instructors
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Natalie Brown

Sounds Heal Studio
Composer, educator, sound healer and multi-instrumentalist, Natalie Brown, has traveled the world performing, recording and teaching music. She was trained classically, starting violin at age 4 and has taught high school orchestra for 14 years. She is the founder and operator of Sounds... Read More →
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Dusty Swehla

Owner, Panda Marie, LLC
Living the life you love, naturally, is the motto Dusty lives by and promotes on a daily basis. She has been a student of yoga for over 20 years. In 2014 Dusty went back to school getting a number of certifications and really dug into yoga, meditation and Holistic therapies as she... Read More →


Sunday August 25, 2019 5:45pm - 6:45pm
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401