Downtown Yoga Festival (Spring)
May 12-13 2018, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Accepting applications for 2018 - Apply here
Below is our 2017 festival lineup!
Santosh Maknikar, Salt Lake City
Santosh was born in Latur, India and moved to the United States in 2005. He has been practicing since the age of 5!
Ekat Petrova, San Francisco
An SF-based writer yogini, Ekat offers a powerful flow with creative sequencing and clear cues. Her teaching is dynamic and soulful. Each class is strong and expansive, a steady moving meditation.
Taylor Ring , Spokane – Washington
Taylor teaches warm, challenging and open hearted classes suitable for all skill levels.
Egemen Sanli, San francisco
Egemen (Ege) is a modern dervish traveling musician , he plays the sitar alongside other ethnic instruments (saz, hang drums, banjo, flutes) and is able to bring out the mystic and invigorating qualities of all.
Pia Das, Houston
I am a career development coach, yoga teacher, and lawyer. When not doing those things, I might be writing or rescuing animals. I also took several soul searching journeys to India to dive deeper into my practice of yoga and healthy living.
Rana Nader, California
Rana Nader RYT 200 , has been a yogi and artisan for years and looks to bring her deep appreciation of yoga to her jewelry by sharing the beauty, peace and happiness it brings. Her Malas and Mantras workshop is known to bring awareness of how to set the intention and deepen your meditation during your day using your prayer beads.
Tisha Gray, Las Vegas
Tisha Gray, E-RYT 500, always appreciated the power of using the physical body as a vehicle to connect with ones psychology of self. Her fondness for creative expression began at an early age as a dancer.
Daysha Hampton , Idaho Falls/Tetons
Daysha have practiced yoga for 17 years and taught for over a decade! She has taught yoga at the White House, and at about two dozen government centers and banks.
Kiran Wadivkar, Mumbai, India
Vastu Shastra Consultant with several years of experience, certified by the All India Federation of Astrologer’s Societies and Vasturaviraj Vastu Shastra Education & Research Foundation, India.
Meditation SLC has been offering free meditation classes and gatherings around the Salt Lake City area since 2010. They provide a fun and welcoming atmosphere where people can learn the spiritual science of yoga, and apply this knowledge through mantra meditation and an overall positive lifestyle. meditationslc.com
Micah Scholes, Salt Lake City
Micah helps people find out who they really are and what they truly want. A true teacher of teachers, Micah has personally facilitated twenty two yoga teacher trainings as well as countless workshops and electives.
Priya Neema, Salt Lake City
Priya (literal translation “dear”) is known for her big laughs. Ever smiling and cheerful, she grew up in India with a big family around her, including her grand-parents. Since childhood, she rarely ever went to a western medicine doctor, as her grand-parents, who incidentally lived well into 80’s and 90’s, always practiced Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Dave Card, Salt Lake City
Dave Card brings a lifelong passion for health and wellness to Dave’s Heath & Nutrition. His unique balance of education, intuition, and experience has drawn over 10,000 one-to-one clients in his working life – over 3,000 last year alone.
Tiffany Harrison, Salt Lake City
Tiffany is an athlete and unique fitness professional with over 10 years experience and certifications in Yoga, Stand Up Paddle Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, WPA, and is an ACE certified personal trainer.
Natalie Buchi, Salt Lake City
I began practicing Yoga in 2001 and experienced profound effects immediately. After just a few classes, I became aware that I could use Yoga to examine resistances and heal wounds that had been limiting me physically and emotionally for years. Yoga taught me to question the workings of my mind, make deliberate choices, focus my attention on the present moment, and find safety in my body.
Milli Silvennoinen, Finland
Milli is a Finn residing in Salt Lake City. She studies medicine and is a natural birth enthusiast. After completing the yoga instructor training she has loved teaching people from all folks of life but especially pregnant and postpartum women. Yoga can do amazing things for our overall health - physical, emotional and spiritual - and that is what she wants to spread around! To help people strengthen their self-esteem and let go of the past stuff that binds and prevents progress.
Hollie Bingham, Salt Lake City
I’m a yoga teacher, adventurer, and creator of many things. I enjoy sharing my zest for life through teaching and helping others find peace in theirs. Come join me, for my class on how to create the perfect mala that fits your vibe. Learn how to integrate it into your own mindfulness practice, and create a space for peace and harmony through mantra meditation.
Baily Swingle, Salt Lake City
Bailey first began practicing yoga in 2007 shortly after moving to NYC. Using her practice as a way to escape a hectic city lifestyle, it wasn’t long before noticing the internal and external transformation that began to take place in her life.
Travis Remington, Salt Lake City
Travis Remington MPAS, PA-C has been in healthcare for over 20 years. After completing his masters degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Travis has practiced as a board certified Physician Assistant in complementary/integrative medicine, urgent/primary care, occupational medicine, transplant surgery, hepatology, nephrology, acute ICU care, plastic & [cancer] reconstruction, and orthopedic surgery.
Maria Johnson, Salt Lake City
Maria is a veteran teacher of 17 years at Snowbird’s Cliff Spa and also offers community classes at Westminster College and Awaken studios in SLC, Utah. She offers alignment based asana instruction in her workshops, teacher trainings and community classes in a style inspired through the Krishnmacharya classical yoga lineage.
Laura Bastiani , Salt Lake City
Laura Bastiani holds a Masters Degree and Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology. She is a certified Yoga Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Eating Psychology Coach.
Gaby Luna , Salt Lake City
Gaby discovered yoga when she was 16 years old. Yoga helped her get over a back injury, and become a stronger person. She is a certified Antigravity fitness instructor, and a certified yoga instructor, and spends her free time enhancing her yoga practice.
Meg Hinds, Salt Lake City
Meg Hinds has been a practicing Yogi for 20 years. She has been studying the art of Belly dance for nearly as long. She has traveled all over the world to learn as much about these disciplines as she can. Meg has spent time in India at the Iyengar Institute in Pune as well as studying with Yogi's from around the globe at Amma's ashram in Kerala.
Lauren Madaffari, Salt Lake City
she is a young–spirited sunbeam of energy, sharing her passion for life wherever she goes. A life-long explorer, Lauren has lived and practiced yoga in Connecticut, Hawaii &California.
Dallin Bruun, Orem
My stressful and unfulfilling lifestyle drove me to counseling—mindfulness was prescribed. At first, I resisted this foreign and at times unnerving practice of stilling my body and mind. I’ve since traveled the world, studying, practicing and teaching mindfulness!
Ed Harrold, Salt Lake City
Ed Harrold is an inspirational speaker, coach, educator and author. Ed’s mastery in the art & science of breath has guided him to apply mindful, conscious breathing practices in fitness, weight loss, stress reduction and overall health and well-being.
Scott White, Salt Lake City
I have been practicing and teaching Qigong, Tai Chi, Chinese Yoga and offering Qigong Healing/Meridian Stretching sessions since 2006!