Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; a holistic approach to health and well being. Discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature - Dhyana Yoga Center embraces all fellow yogis and sponsors free yoga day in Holistic Festival of Life.
We present 8 of the most renowned and qualified Yoga teachers of North Texas with FREE classes for each and every one of you to attend and experience. The first session will begin at 10 AM and then every hour, there shall be various forms and types of Yoga classes available to attend.
Sending love to problems can start them changing for the best. More loving yourself, less finding fault!
Talk with the part of yourself involved in a problem, nurturing:
Objectivity, making issues easier to face, Self-affection, making it easier to be kind to yourself—not beat yourself up, Enacting noble purposes, like safety or belonging, in a better way
Often, you can see the change in this visual process.
Clarify, change patterns, Reduce self-criticism, procrastination (think to-do list), fear, Improve relationships, sleep, self-trust, fun, Stop anger, resentment
Join Dr. Jessica Tartaro for an hour-long introduction to the playful dance form that has is lighting Dallas on fire! Contact improvisation, or contact, for short, is a dance practice in which two (or more) people share a moving point of connection, which often leads to sharing a common center of gravity, moving in and out of the ground, up and around in air, feeling limitless in space and time, with unlimited possibilities for FUN!!!
Michael Kenny is a masters level music therapist, who provides musical healing to various populations throughout the DFW area and beyond. Michael is the only TaKeTiNa Rhythm teaching in the Southwest. Michael leads groups on a rhythm journey into themselves, in a healing modality that connects archetypal rhythm patterns with primal rhythmic movements.
TaKeTiNa draws on our whole person; body, mind, senses, to engage us in something that looks like dance and sounds like music, but takes us to a place within where transformation is possible.
We will be guided through a powerful Holographic Sound journey beyond time and space, through a transcendental Theta brainwave Meditation and facilitating healing sound frequencies for a dynamically invigorating "tune-up" for the Whole being. This journey will lead all willing participants into the infinite intelligence of the Universe where ANYTHING is possible.
Learn the sacred art of Vedic Thai Therapy. We practice on the floor in seated or lying positions where you will learn beautiful sequences of asanas and stretches. Vedic Thai Therapy or "assisted yoga" is a style of massage practiced with a partner that is easy to learn and fun to practice.
Kenny Kolter has performed in excess of 1,200 Sound Therapy workshops throughout the country. Kenny incorporates the use of gongs, drums, rattles, Tibetan bowls, chimes and various other instruments to widespread critical acclaim. Kenny’s unique work is focused on providing participants a chance to escape the daily grind; meditate/pray, simply rest or go within, with the gong and drum providing an energetic and sonic backdrop. He is one of only a handful of sound therapists worldwide to play the gong in a therapeutic environment for patients in a clinical setting.
Manifesting seems easy – on paper! Oftentimes though, we don’t get what we want and then we are left wondering what happened. Even worse, we can get discouraged or believe the whole manifesting thing doesn’t really work. It does work! And it is easy, but there are some things that are necessary to know to make it happen. In this session Catherine Cates will discuss the common obstacles that prevent manifesting and how to overcome them. After this session you will be have more clarity on what to do to make manifesting work for you.
Join Dr. Paul Hubbert, experience the healing vibration. Through Holographic Sound techniques, crystal bowls and vocal harmonics activate the body's blueprint for health. Enjoy healing and balancing of the physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies, guided by higher-consciousness. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, he’s a Multidimensional Sound Master and teaches internationally. Paul is certified in Grief Recovery, hypnosis, Reconnective Healing and received recognition from the White House for his family counseling work. He's an intuitive channel, Reiki Master, musician and international recording artist.
Professional belly dancer Dee fell in love with Middle Eastern dance over a decade ago as part of her lifelong, passionate interest in global culture, music, and art. She has been a featured entertainer at popular Middle Eastern restaurants and nightclubs throughout the DFW area, and is currently a regular performer at Al Amir Lebanese Restaurant. Grace and femininity, joy and sensuality are all qualities she seeks to embody through the art of belly dance.Time: 2:00PM
Akasha is a fusion Bellydance soloist hailing from Denton. She has 16 years of experience dancing in cities including Miami, New York, and the DFW metroplex. She is well known for her improvisational style and very unique choice in props.Time: 1:00PM
Master Dance Therapist, Health Coach, Professional Dancer, RainDrop therapist and Reiki Practitioner who has found inner peace with dance and spirituality. She has trained with many schools including Alvin Ailey American Dance School, Broadway Dance Center, and Ballet Hispanico. She has now dedicated her life to helping individuals reconnect with their inner source in the form of dance. "I believe that dance is more than just a form of expression, it is FREEDOM!" - FatimaTime: 5:00PM
Tania Hussain teaches yoga with compassion opening hearts and minds. Come join her for a mix of yin/yang teaching you to honor your body. She flows from an energetic flow to slowing down into yin poses. This ancient flow helps you by stimulating your nadis and meridians to flow energy to your vital organs as well opening up your chakra's. Come and join her in in this unique flow!
Time: 3:00 PM | Venue: Windhaven Room
Lauren is passionate about empowering others to find health,vitality and inner peace. She found yoga during her 4 year battle with an Auto Immune Disorder that caused her to be stuck in fight or flight. She immediately started reaping the benefits and became extremely motivate to spread the word of yoga.
Lauren received her training at North Texas Yoga in McKinnery, TX. She is also a carnified Nutrition Therapy and Reiki Practitioner.
Lauren has skilled knowledge in auto immune disorders,inflammation, anxiety, stress management, mindfulness, and overall wellness. She takes all of her training and intuitively works with clients to help them find the best version of themselves.
Time: 6:00 PM | Venue: Windhaven Room
"Svadhyaya Yoga – The Journey to Self"
Long practiced as one of the five Niyamas, positive observances recommended for a liberated state of existence, Svadhyaya is the study of the self. By discovering the beliefs and behaviors that sabotage our happiness we are able to tap into infinite joy. Join yoga teacher and psychotherapist Thom Allen for an exciting exploration into the practice of self-study through yoga. By mindfully investigating the shadow nature of our beliefs through yoga asana interwoven with self-inquiry work, we gain insight, courage and access to our true inner self.
How to Be a Hippie in a Non-Hippie World
Shana will be leading a yoga session in the style of Yin. Yin Yoga is based on the principle of yin and yang, or opposing energies in the universe. Where most yoga asana classes are yang (heating) in nature, this session is aimed at chilling out. It does this by passively holding floor stretches for long periods of time. Shana believes in keeping the mind engaged, so mantra, pranayama, and meditation is incorporated into the class as well.
Goddess Chakra Vinyasa Flow + Reiki
A practice for an awakening of the divine Goddess within! Set your intention and find your highest Self on your mat! This yoga class consists of vinyasa flow to conscious music designed to activate, balance and connect. Experience a very strong asana practice designed to propel you forward into positive change while Lisa shares affirmations and a sun salutation for each chakra. Reflect and go inward with prompts to pause and move with intention. Learn and feel in new ways, connect with your natural Prana through postures and Reiki energetics focused for awakening mind, body and Spirit. The class is open to every Goddess, beginner and experienced yogis alike.
Finish with a Reiki guided meditation in Savasana.
Peace, Love + Light~
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Yoganidra is the state of magnetism. If you are willing and ready to step fully into your power, and practice higher states of consciousness, yoganidra is the next phase in your journey. It is said, that anyone can become a yogi, but only a few will attain the higher levels and states that are available beyond the physical practice. Yoganidra is our doorway and path into this realm. Join Brook as she guides you through a brief introduction and practice of yoganidra. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring anything that will make your experience more comfortable such as a blanket, cushion or eye pillow. Props will be available in limited supply, so please come prepared to relax and re-energize yourself.
Brook Cheatham Supermom, Wife, Yogini : brookcheatham.com | Time: 10:00 AM | Venue: Windhaven Room
Erin is a Yoga teacher that believes compassionate service helps to alleviate the pain of those who are suffering but its greater value lies in purifying the minds & hearts of those who render it.
Open your heart into an expanding flow of energy as Erin Sowmya leads you in a yoga practice that will be done at a gentle pace in order to learn the foundational poses of yoga – focusing on opening the hips and hamstrings, standing balances, detoxifying twists, salutations, and finishing poses. Students will learn about the principles of alignment and how to flow into the pose using breathing techniques. While this is an all levels class, we please ask that if you have any injuries or are pregnant, please consult your doctor prior to practice. Namaste
Time: 11:00 PM | Venue: Windhaven Room
Peggy brings compassion, warmth, over 30 years of yoga and more than 17 years of experience teaching health and fitness programs to her Integrated Health Coach practice in Plano, Texas. Her approach to wellness stems from yoga and Ayurvedic philosophy.
Yoga concentrates on unifying the body, mind and spirit. Similarly, Ayurvedic philosophy teaches that health results from the interconnectedness between the body, mind and soul; and that to be healthy a person must balance these aspects of themselves with their spiritual being and physical action.
While Peggy has more than 10,000-hours of hands-on experience and an extensive background in Yoga Asana, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Ayurveda, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Pilates, and Exercise Science, she never stops looking for opportunities to learn more. In addition to the study of yoga and Ayurveda, she actively seeks out the best and most current scientific information available to share with her private and group fitness clients at the yoga studios, fitness centers, schools, and corporate exercise facilities where she trains.
Time: 1:00 PM | Venue: Windhaven Room
Ashley Leonhart McLain will be leading an all level vinyasa flow class focused on growth, transformation and expansion. Incorporating variations on salutations, balancing postures, basic binds, optional arm balances and heat building poses designed to help you connect movement with breath and stimulate your prana. Finish with stillness and a guided growth meditation.
Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Windhaven Room
Going Green Matters
Climate change is happening all around us. From homeowners to commercial building owners, more and more people are getting concerned with their impact on the environment.
As a proud business owner and leader in renewable energy, Ali Samana is encouraging future generations to Go Green! In this educational and engaging discussion you’ll learn about contributing causes to climate change, sources of renewable energy and why Going Green Matters! Now is the time for Renewables! Find out why many large companies are making major investments in Solar. Learn about different solar applications and discover the solutions and benefits they offer to help you decide if solar is right for you. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, Ali can help you save money in the process! Don’t wait another day, make this important message the topic of discussion at your next event!
Ali Samana is co-founder of 1 Solar Solution, a multi-million dollar company founded in 2015 that provides solar panel solutions for residential and commercial clients across Texas.
Takeaways Include: Contributing factors to climate change | Identifying forms of renewable energy | Spotting trends in renewable | Solutions available through Solar | Money saving strategies with solar
realnewsspeakers.com/ali-samana | Time: 12:00 Noon | Venue: Spring Glade Room
Getting Out of Your Way and Into Spirit
Do you ever wonder what your higher self wants you to know or is trying to tell you? Please join Dr. Gary Berman, a renowned psychic and medical intuitive, for your opportunity to ask your questions and hear what your spirit has to say to guide you in any area of your life – be it health, career, finances, relationships and even your pets – whatever issue you may be struggling with or want to know the truth, this is your opportunity to find out.
Dr. Gary Berman, PhD, NMD, DC is the founder of the InnerRx Institute in Dallas, a chiropractic, wellness and education center dedicated to the teaching and practice of achieving wellness on all levels. Dr. Berman’s formal training as a physicist and research engineer has helped develop a unique and highly effective approach to wellness.
Shana Stein is a criminal defense attorney and yoga teacher. As a former Dallas and Smith County Prosecutor and then defense attorney, Shana has tried over 100 cases before the jury, and successfully resolved thousands of cases through plea bargains, negotiated dismissals, and pre-trial diversions.
Shana is pleased to speak at the Holistic Festival this year on the subject of "How to Be a Hippie in a Non-Hippie World". Come learn tips and tricks on how to thrive not just in another dimension, but in this one as well.
www.shanastein.com | Time: 2:00PM
Bitches Be Gone: Recovering The Sexy Sisterhood
Dr. Jessica Tartaro is an Intimacy Coach. A US/UK Fulbright scholar, she earned her doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology in 2009 and now brings the wealth of her mental health training to the world of intimacy, teaching individuals and couples how to have nourishing, healthy, turned on connections in and out of the bedroom. Jessica currently runs a private practice in North Dallas and leads a weekly, donation-based dance class at Karmany Yoga Dallas. On particularly windy nights, she has been known to break into football stadiums to admire the Dallas skyline. Check her website for upcoming courses:
www.DrJessicaTartaro.com | Time: 11:45AM | Venue: Sunny Slope Hall
Chakra Wisdom: A Healing and Self Mastery Journey
We are meant to live fulfilling, healthy, joyful lives in harmony with the intrinsic nature of our Being. Our bodies were designed to be Divinely Intelligent and when we are incongruent with this Divine Nature, our lives and bodies will begin to reflect this back to us in the form of disease and mental or emotional stress. Each Chakra has it’s specific purpose and governs areas of the body, self mastery areas and also a specific level of our consciousness. Knowing the wisdom of each of your chakras can assist you in patterning to new ways of living that move with your Eternal Nature rather than against it. At the end of the presentation, Marie will provide INTUITIVE ENERGY SCANS of your chakras to determine which of your chakras are most out of balance, the reason why it occurred and how to best resolve the issue according to your Higher Self.
After struggling for years to heal chronic health and emotional issues, Marie opened up to the world of alternative healing, metaphysics and energy healing. During this time her psychic awareness developed and she found her true calling. Today Marie assists others in remembering the potency of their Being, their purpose, gifts, and the truth within themselves to heal all things.
To learn more about Marie and her work, please visit: www.HeartTransformations.com
Time: 12:30PM | Venue: Sunny Slope Hall
Unlock Your Success Mindset
Are you on track or lagging behind on your journey to wealth & success? Most of us are unaware of how our own negative thought patterns are sabotaging our success and block us from reaching our professional and personal goals. Please join Dagmar Fleming, a business and personal success coach, as she discusses the A to Z’s of Success. Learn how to overcome your limiting beliefs (and why you’ve acquired most of them be the age of 7). Discover how to bust self-sabotage and eliminate procrastination. Practice how to identify and raise your money ceiling - yes, you’ve got one! It’s a hidden comfort zone point that triggers alarm when you try to increase your income, expand your sales goals or get a promotion. You’ll walk away with easy but powerful tricks to manage negative emotions (worry, doubt, anxiety) and #1 tool to keep you motivated and going until you reach your goals. Your internal mindset accounts for 80% of your results so let’s shift your inner game and rewire your brain for success!
Dagmar Fleming is an entrepreneur and an executive coach. In years of her business consulting practice, Dagmar has noticed her clients’ challenges stem primarily from destructive thought patterns and unwanted behaviors. She has developed simple tools to effectively disable subconscious blocks and reprogram the mind for peak performance. Dagmar is also a Reiki energy, Quantum Vortex and Hawaiian E Ho’omana healing modalities practitioner.
To learn more about Dagmar, her coaching practice and workshops,
please visit www.dagmarfleming.com or call 414-801-5041 | Time: 1:15PM | Venue: Sunny Slope Hall
School of Permaculture
Nicholas is an established permaculture designer, consultant, practitioner, advocate, teacher and speaker with a portfolio of work both in the USA and abroad. Prior to working, learning, and designing in many of the major climate regions, he attended internships at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia under the leadership of Geoff and Nadia Lawton. One of two of his permaculture design certifications is from Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison. And he also attended the Earthship Academy for natural and recycled building construction in Toas, New Mexico under the guidance of Michael Reynolds.
After very worthwhile learning, and on the ground experiences, Nicholas opened Working With Nature Permaculture Learning, Research, and Healing Center in late 2012 which has since rebranded to School of Permaculture.
Permaculture is a design system that works with natural systems to provide all human needs, benefiting all life. Once established, it creates a time-rich environment, where people can to a place of employment because they want to an not because they have to.
www.schoolofpermaculture.com | Time: 5:30PM | Venue: Sunny Slope Hall
The HeArt of Participation ... a Divine Movements offering with Gwendolyn Terra
Life is an Invitation to Participate ... Are you IN?
When we arrive in this Life we gather wisdom in relationship with the world around us... there is no instruction book., and we have all done the best we can with what we have experienced. Most of our choices are motivated by Deep subconscious patterns that served at the time they were created in our earliest experiences of the world... it is time to bring Awareness and Love into those places so that we can be more fully IN the Present and Create Lives that our Hearts are aligned with.
In this offering with Gwendolyn, We will Practice some simple meditations and gentle movements to expand our capacity to Open to Source, Expand our Awareness and to Feel the Energetic support that is here for us from Life. Tap into the potent Transformational Power of the collective Heart Field and Cultivate more Self Love and Conscious Choice in our lives... We will work with the Power of Place, Honoring our Roots, and Owning our Participation in the Tapestry of Creation as we tap into the collective Heart Field and Grow in New and Expanded ways.
To learn more about Gwendolyn Terra and her work, please visit: www.divinemovements.com
Time:2:45PM | Venue: Sunny Slope Hall
Great give-aways at almost all booths!
Introductory offers from yoga studios, spas and so many more!
A full service food & beverage menu will be available for purchase by the City of Plano.
No entry fee. Free parking.
For booth and participation inquiries please call:
Vijay Warman 972-750-1419 or Jennifer Rae 469-401-4777
The Holistic Festival of Life is brought to you by Mystic Mandala (www.Mysticmandala.guru). Our last two events - July 19th 2015 and December 3rd 2015 in Plano, were attended by thousands! From our hearts and whole beings to yours...We look forward to seeing you there!
The 1st Holistic festival of life and wellness celebrated on 19th July 2015. This event was held at the massive indoor Plano convention center with a total space of over 125000 sq feet and attended by more than 4000 people.
The 2nd Winter festival was held on 6th December 2015 and attended by an estimated 2800 people.
The 3rd Summer festival was held on 26th June 2016 and was attended by more than 5000 people.
These visitors were seeking SPIRITUAL HEALTH, MENTAL CLARITY, and PHYSICAL WELLBEING along with wanting to learn more holistic ways to approach their lives and finding green options to their everyday living. Both festivals have attracted well over 400 vendors collectively and several musicians, singers and dancers, healers speakers.
The 4th Festival, winter presentation, will be celebrated on Sunday 11th December 2016