STRENGTH & FOCUS: Celebrate National Yoga Month and healthy choices with the inaugural NEPA Yoga Festival
September is National Yoga Month and serves as an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many health benefits of yoga and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Throughout the month, yogis (yoga practitioners) host a variety of festivals and specialty classes to celebrate, as well as organize opportunities to reach new audiences and endorse regular yoga practice, which is not only beneficial to the body, but to mind and spirit as well.
Chelsea Manganaro, owner of Nearme Yoga Studio in Moosic, has been working hard the last few months to bring a large-scale yoga and wellness festival to our NEPA community. She has partnered with local studios and professionals to help put NEPA on the map for health and wellness. This Saturday, Sept. 12, Manganaro will host the inaugural NEPA Yoga Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton.
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The event, which she hopes to make annual, will promote options to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle by featuring a variety of educational opportunities while still focusing attention on the heart of the festival – yoga. Classes will include exploration of Vinyasa, Kundalini, Chakra Flow, Acroyoga, Yin, and much more. Teachers from around the region will hold classes throughout the waterpark area. There will also be children’s yoga activities, seminars, holistic and healing areas, live music, vendors for delicious and healthy food, merchandise and craft vendors, fun activities, and more!
This is a rain or shine event, with doors opening at 9 a.m. Classes span from 10 a.m.-7p.m., and I’ll be presenting tips to “Unlock Your POWER” at 1 p.m.!
10 percent of the proceeds will be going to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
I hope to see you this Saturday, and be sure to visit the seminar area and say hello. As always, thanks for reading and be excellent!
by Rich Perry
Rich is a Master Coach of NLP, consultant, speaker, musician, trainer, student of life, and an all-around great guy. He also claims to make the most amazing hummus in the universe.