Spotlight Festival:  Kentucky Yoga Festival

Spotlight Festival: Kentucky Yoga Festival

Spotlight Festival: Kentucky Yoga Festival

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Kentucky Yoga Festival
Looking for something to do in May? 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  Emma Swendsen, the event manager of Kentucky Yoga Festival who we are thrilled to partner with in May 2023. Check out this amazing festival and make sure you pick up your free copy of Yoga Love Magazine while you are there!

What inspired the creation of the festival?

The Kentucky Yoga Festival was inspired by the desire for community connection and co-creating a space for radical transformations. We saw our Kentucky yoga community wanting more opportunities to immerse in soulful connections and deepen their yogic practices. We believe that when you change yourself, you change the world so we set out to co-create this space with the kentucky yoga community and bring forth the opportunities for growth and change our community needs. 

What makes your festival unique?

We like to say that the Kentucky Yoga Festival has the heart of a retreat with the soul of a festival. It is a place for beginner and advanced practitioners alike to come to learn, connect, and heal. We are a family friendly event with kids yoga and playshops in the Sprout Garden and something for every age and phase of the journey. We lean into all branches of yoga and seek to have something for every family member to enjoy even if they didn’t come for the yoga itself. 

What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?

There is too much to be excited for! Something that has me buzzing going into our 5th year though is welcoming new instructors who began their yoga teacher journeys at the very first Festival in 2019. There are many returning instructors with new offerings that we are excited to be sharing as well in addition to phenomenal vendors, artists, and musicians.  

 

Instagram: @kyyogafest
Website: kyyogafest.com
Ticket Link: kyyogafest.com/get-tickets

Kentucky Yoga Festival
Kentucky Yoga Festival
Kentucky Yoga Festival
Festival Spotlight: Vegandale Fest

Festival Spotlight: Vegandale Fest

Festival Spotlight: Vegandale Fest

By iana velez

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YogaLove Magazine - Vegandale Festival
Vegandale


Looking for something to do this Sept? We are thrilled 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 Jenna Owen, from Vegandale  festival taking place Sept 24th in NYC at Randall’s Island Park.

Your name and role in the festival
Jenna Owen, and I am the Marketing and Communications Director for Vegandale.

What inspired you to create a festival?
Vegandale was founded and is led by steadfast abolitionist vegan, Hellenic Vincent de Paul, who has significant live event experience. Hellenic has hosted performers and celebrities such as DJ Khaled, LeBron James, and countless others. Hellenic began attending various vegan events, noticing they were all the same, with a farmer’s market vibe and rooted in environmentalism and/or plant-based eating. The messaging used was never about the animals, and the events were, quite frankly, boring. He saw this as an opportunity to introduce a vegan experience that breaks vegan stereotypes with a focus on ethical based messaging in an epic party environment.

What makes your festival unique?
What makes Vegandale unique is its contrasting vibe to veg fests and food festivals. It has been described as ‘Coachella meets SXSW’ with a defiant twist, due to our unapologetic messaging and major party vibe.

What offering/presenter or sponsor are you most excited about for this year’s event?
Vegandale New York is our flagship event that we look forward to every year. We are expecting over 200 vendors with nearly 50 coming from as far as the Philippines, which makes it a very unique opportunity for people to try new and innovative products they may not otherwise. This year we introduced over 40 new art installations that have been extremely popular amongst attendees for photo opps. We actually have a contest running right now where people who take a photo with our artwork and use #vegandale are automatically entered to win a free trip to our LA event in October.

Learn more:
Instagram: @vegandale
Tickets: vegandalefest.com/newyork/tickets

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Festival Spotlight: YogaExpo

Festival Spotlight: YogaExpo

Festival Spotlight: YogaFest

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The Yoga EXPO - Photos from the Event
Looking for something to do in January? 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 Arianne “OM” Traverso and Sandra Tribioli, the new Leaders and Executive Producers, from the The Yoga Expo festival taking place Jan 7th at the Pasadena Convention center in CA. We are thrilled to partner with them and offer a promo code just for our Yoga Love Magazine Community by  entering code ILOVETYE, you will receive 20% OFF an “All-Day Pass” while supplies last. Hurry this offer is only valid until October 31st.

Your name and role in the festival:
We are Arianne “OM” Traverso & Sandra Tribioli, the new Leaders and Executive Producers of The Yoga Expo, Conferences & Retreats, who have recently joined forces to continue creating a positive footprint everywhere it goes, elevating locals and visitors to a happier, healthier, and more productive lifestyle; all while supporting education-based nonprofits in economically disadvantaged.

What inspired you to create a festival?
We wanted to create a wave of much needed consciousness locally and around the world, by creating experiential spaces for enrichment, self-awareness, mindfulness, and positive socialization, while strengthening communities through the practice of yoga and its values.

What makes your festival unique?
It is the largest indoor Yoga Expo & Conference on the planet! Offering 45+ yoga classes all day and its philosophies for beginners to advanced yogis, lecturers in holistic health, wellness, sustainability, advanced modalities, etc., including a curated marketplace from small businesses to national brands.

What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
Education is one of our core values and throughout the years of our careers; and this year we have included extra lectures, workshops, hands-on classes, and a brand-new Panel Discussion track, led by hand-picked Pioneers and Leaders of Change, such as Clint Ober, Founder of Earthing.com and grounding evidence-based science, Joshua Ross, Co-Founder of Humanatix.com, the humane ticketing platform with lower booking fees that all go to charity, and other experts that will be opening the dialogue about “THE FUTURE OF…US, HUMANS” in the modern era. Space is limited. Must pre-register.


Socials:
IG @yogaexpoworld
FB @theyogaexpo
Twitter @theyogaexpo
TikTok @theyogaexpo
YouTube

Website:
theyogaexpo.org

The Yoga EXPO - Photos from the Event
The Yoga EXPO - Photos from the Event
The Yoga EXPO - Photos from the Event
The Yoga EXPO - Photos from the Event
Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC

Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC

Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC

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Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC
Looking for something to do this fall? 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 Nicole Kazimer, founder of Hikyoga who is hosting two upcoming festivals taking place Oct 2 in NY and DC on Oct 16th. We are thrilled to partner with them and offer a promo code just for our Yoga Love Magazine Community by  entering code YOGALOVE10 for 10% off General Admission Tickets for NYS and DC yoga festivals! Apply promo code at checkout for discount to apply!

What inspired you to create a festival?
We believe that spending time outside in community with others, moving our bodies in nature and connecting with the outdoors has a massive positive impact on the human experience. We’ve experienced it firsthand in our own lives! So we decided that we’d provide a way for people to experience that!

What makes your festival unique?
Not only has it become an incredible way to gather the community in a beautifully soul grounding way, but we’ve been able to meet and gather the most incredible yoga and fitness instructors and dozens of local food and product vendors. The talent and passion in the greater Rochester is truly special. I’ve never experienced anything like it, the collective energy is powerful and energizing!

What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
I feel like I’m being asked to tell you my favorite child! It’s impossible! That being said, I get giddy thinking about seeing all of our incredible returning instructors AND welcoming some new instructors to our main stage line up. I know I already said this, but every year I’m blown away by the talent and passion in the greater Rochester area, and I’m so grateful to have them as part of our Hikyoga community. We’re also welcoming back MULTIPLE returning local vendors and a few new ones as well! From donuts and cider to handmade jewelry and soaps it’s always so fun to shop throughout the day.


 

Socials:
NYS Yoga Festival
IG = @nysyogafest
Registration link = www.nysyogafestival.com

DC Yoga Festival
IG = @greaterdcyogafest
Registration link = dcyogafest.com

Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC
Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC
Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC
Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC
Dixie Schexnaildre

Dixie Schexnaildre

Dixie Schexnaildre

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BIO

I am Dixie Schexnaildre, Doctor of Health Science(c), MS (Complementary and Integrative Health), TEFL, EIPA > 4.K-12, RYT-500+, and Y12SR Leader. Owner of Integrative Evolution, a boutique wellness and education space.

Why I am supporting
Yoga Love Magazine?:

I am supporting Yoga Love Magazine because I believe yoga is for everyone. The more people your message reaches, the higher the collective vibration! This magazine is truly a gift to the world by way of increasing awareness, opening conversations regarding accessibility, and creating a community of connections. I was inspired to join as a Patron Supporter after reading the interview with one of my teachers, Rajarajeshwari, of Deafhood Yoga. Blissful.