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c. Meditation - Intention Setting - Breathwork - Slow Flow [clear filter]
Friday, August 23
 

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 →
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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 →


Friday August 23, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
NewBo - Main Stage (3RD EYE SYMBOL) 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
 
Saturday, August 24
 

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

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

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

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
 

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

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