Spotlight Festival: Hikyoga NY and DC
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.