5 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss The Steamboat Movement Festival!
The Steamboat Movement Festival, August 11 - 14, 2016, is an exciting and eclectic three days of mind, body and spiritual classes, all set in the summer mountain paradise of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Here are five reasons you don’t want to miss it:
1) Community: Co-founder Talaya Thomas says, “What we love about Steamboat is the community. We invited teachers who embodied our philosophy, who live their practice off their mat in their community, who exhibit that heart-felt love. A big Bhakti current flows throughout the Steamboat Movement Festival."
2) Line-up: A few of the teachers include Bhakti phenomenon Rusty Wells, wild and passionate yogini Gina Caputo, and Christina Sell, a master of alignment and creative synthesis, as well as a fantastic line-up of innovative local instructors. “What is unique about our festival,” Talaya said, “is that our line-up is about half visiting instructors and half local instructors. We have built a great relationship, integrating visiting teachers and local teachers. We are approachable to everyone.”
3) Location: The Steamboat Movement Festival is located in the stunning Rocky Mountains of Colorado, 160 miles northwest of Denver, on the western ridge of the Continental Divide. The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs, just off the Yampa River, a gorgeous setting surrounded by national forest and wilderness areas. All participants get discounts at local stores and restaurants, all part of the community vibe.
4) Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga: Take classes with Lisa Fierer, practicing on dry land and then paddling out, or take a whole immersion from August 9-11, a 25-hour training for Yoga Alliance Credentials, adapting and sequencing asana on the water. “What’s really fun this year,” Talaya said, “is that our big SUP yoga partner came out with a docking station. Everyone paddles out, floats into the docking station and the instructor leads the yoga practice in the middle of the lake.”
5) Music and Movement: Gifted musician Kevin Paris will weave live music throughout the downtown yoga classes, and King Salim Anjanku will teach a West African drumming class. Professional dancer Mecca Madyum teaches Mind + Body = Spirit, West African Dance. Talaya said, “Don’t miss their band - drums, horns, a big funk African hip hop band. They will be playing on Saturday night at our local theater, the Chief Theater, an old movie theater that is now a really great music venue.”
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