SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL: LITTLE ROCK YOGA FESTIVAL
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Looking for something to do this Oct? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Cassandra Benning, Susanna Creed and Katlyne Gilliam who co-lead the Little Rock Yoga Festival at the Wildwood Park for the Arts, AR who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival!
What inspired you to create a festival?
Cassandra brought the Little Rock yoga community together in 2019 to plan a yoga festival for 2020. Her goal was to bring the central Arkansas yoga community together for a day of unique, one-of-a-kind yoga classes that would be co-taught by various studio owners from the region. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic that started in March 2020, Cassandra put a halt to the festival planning as she wanted the event to come to fruition naturally if it was meant to be. That is exactly what happened when Susanna Creed and Katelyne Gilliam joined her team in 2021, and the first Little Rock Yoga Festival happened in October of that year.
What makes your festival unique?
This festival is a way for all of us to come together to love and embrace our differences and similarities as teachers and practitioners, without judgment. We have such a beautiful array of experienced teachers in this city, it’s amazing. We are blessed that we can UNITE, GROW and EXPLORE together! Experience your own growth at this inspirational event. Attendees have many opportunities to grow and explore during any one of the amazing offerings, including unique yoga classes, meditations, wellness discussions, sound baths, intentional hikes, dance parties, and more! Connect with yourself and others in your community while taking advantage of the classes, enjoying the delicious local food trucks and exploring our talented vendors’ wares. Find yourself deeply immersed with inspiring and motivating presenters in an intimate, natural space with gorgeous and inspiring views of Arkansas Nature at her best! The event is housed at Wildwood Park for the Arts, which is home to Little Rock’s unique botanical gardens and Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre.
What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
We’re very excited to welcome back Embassy of Sound’s Daman Hoffman for another amazing Lakeside Sound Bath! This is always such a fan favorite! We’re excited to have several returning teachers as well as getting the chance to uplift other yoga and wellness instructors in our community.
Tickets on sale June 1st!