Pre-fest Yoga Events
Join Drishti Ambassadors, and some very special guests, for a variety of pre-fest classes and workshops.
All pre-fest events are offered in exchange for donations in support of Preston's March for Energy.
A GIANT thank you to all of the studio hosts who warmly opened their doors to help us support Preston's March!
WHAT: Soul Flow with Kate Patterson Baldwin and Jake Hull
WHEN: Friday August 14th, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
WHERE: Studio Bamboo, Virginia Beach
Join Festival Co-Founder Kate Patterson Baldwin and Musician Jake Hull for a yoga class that will lift your spirit and free your mind. Together they combine movement with music for an experience that will deliver you straight to bliss. This event is hosted by Dristhi Fest Studio Partner, Studio Bamboo Institute of Yoga.
WHAT: Rolling Om Meditation and Kirtan with Neleh Sawsiengmongkol
WHEN: Saturday, August 15th ~ 1:00-2:30 pm
WHERE: Atma Bodha Yoga Studio, Virginia Beach
Join Drishti Ambassador Neleh Sawsiengmongkol for a Rolling Om Meditation and Kirtan. This event will include a continuous repetition of the sanskrit mantra Om for 30 minutes followed by devotional chanting, known as kirtan, with live music played by members of local kirtan band PranaMuktiBhakti. This event is hosted by one of Dristhi Fests Studio Partners, Atma Bodha Yoga Studio.
WHAT: Sunset Vibes with Tyler Midgett
WHEN: Wednesday, August 19th - 7:00 pm
WHERE: Beside the Little Island Pier, Sandbridge Beach
Join Drishti Ambassador Tyler Midgett for Sunset Vibes. This gentle class marries the sounds of the sea with the rhythm of the breath, incorporating just enough movement to leave you feeling relaxed and one with the ocean. This class will include a guided meditation.
WHAT: SUP for Spokes: SUP Tour & Yoga Benefit with Stephanie Grubbs
WHEN: Thursday, August 27th @ 8:45 am
WHERE: 64th st First Landing State Park beach*
Join Drishti Ambassador Stephanie Betts Grubbs and Beach Eco Tours for a morning of SUP and Yoga! Enjoy a 45 minute guided paddle board tour followed by 45 minutes of "cool down" SUP yoga led by Stephanie. Registration begins at 8:45 am, and the tour will launch at 9:29 am! No yoga experience required. Beginners welcome. A BIG thanks to Beach Eco Tours for donating their time and energy to Preston's March for Energy. $10 donation if you have a board, $15 donation if you need to borrow a board. Space is limited, registration suggested. Drop-ins welcomed if there's room. www.facebook.com/events/722434974569481
*From 64th Street, travel 1 block west, at which point you will enter the Park. Pay the park entrance fee at the guard house. Travel 1.1 miles and park in the parking area. The Beach that we launch from is 50 feet from the parking lot- You will see it.
WHAT: Full Moon Yoga on the Beach with Stephanie Fontaine
WHEN: Saturday August 29th @ 7:30 pm
WHERE: 67th Street on the Beach
Come join us for Full Moon Yoga on the Beach! We will flow by the light of the full moon channeling all of the soothing and balanced Chandra energy. There will be a one hour practice followed by a 30 minute vibration meditation. The class will start at 7 pm on the 67th Street Beach. This is a donation based class with all proceeds going to Preston's March for Energy.
WHAT: Breakti Inspired Flow Class with Elisa Mangubat Hayden
WHEN: Sunday August 30th ~ 1:00 to 2:30 pm
WHERE: Project Yoga Richmond, 6517 Dickens Pl. Richmond, VA 23230
Join Drishti Ambassador Elisa Hayden for a Breakti Inspired Flow Class. This open level class will introduce you to the concept of Breakti, a wildly fun blend of breakdance and yoga. We'll play with sequencing off the mat, arm balances, and more. Please note that you need NO experience for this class!!! All ages and levels are welcome. Come to your mat ready for an uplifting, invigorating, and encouraging practice. (Donation based)
WHAT: Awakening the Bliss Body withYoga Nidra, offered by Drishti Ambassador Rhonda Barnhill
WHEN: Friday September 11th ~ 6:00 to 7:30 pm
WHERE: Oceanfront Yoga, 616 Virginia Beach Blvd, Suite 104, Virginia Beach, VA 2345
Join Rhonda Barnhill and Studio host Oceanfront Yoga for An Evening of Bliss, Awakening the Bliss Body with Yoga Nidra, high vibration Essential Oils and a Gong Immersion." This event is meant to raise your vibration and awareness of your Bliss Body by planting the seeds of your San Culpa into your subconscious through Yoga Nidra bringing you into a deep relaxation. Diffusing and offering high vibration therapeutic Essential Oils will increase the vibration of the subtle body and the Gong Immersion will bathe your Bliss Body in vibrations of Om increasing your body's own healing potential. You will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. All proceeds to benefit Preston's March for Energy, donating adaptive bikes for kids with special needs. Class is by Donation.
WHAT: GLOGA with Laureen Richard
WHEN: Friday September 18h ~ 6:30-7:45 pm
WHERE: The Space Above, 202 W 22nd Street, Norfolk VA 23517
Grab your mat and get ready to flow in the dark with Drishti Ambassador, Laureen. The gentle vinyasa based class is suitable for yogis of all levels. The only prerequisite? Come ready to have fun. Wear your neon and we'll provide the glowsticks. Donation's will be collected to benefit Preston's March for Energy.