TEACHERS + BIOS + CLASS DESCRIPTION
200 Hour RYT
Katelynn has been in love with physical activity since she was a child growing up playing sports. As an adult, she has explored her love of health and fitness through different types of movement modalities. Examples of these are circuit training, weight lifting, running, and yoga. However, yoga has always held a special place in her heart. Katelynn loves empowering others to find their own unique version of happiness and health through staying active and living mindfully, and to spread a little more love to the world. She believes the tools of yoga are a key part of finding and maintaining this balance within.
Katelynn has personally practiced Hatha and Vinyasa style yoga for 5+ years. She has received her Associate’s Degree in Health and Fitness, is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and recently completed her 200 Hr YTT through Lotus. She teaches weekly at Lotus, and also offers private one-on-one sessions to those seeking to deepen their practice or begin their practice of yoga. Join her on the mat to explore, connect breath and body, and relax the mind.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: YOGA FOR ATHLETES
Training for an endurance race or looking to supplement your regular cardio routine? Try Yoga for Athletes with Katelynn to strengthen all muscle groups, build better balance and flexibility, and focus on breath awareness.
Yoga has many mental and physical benefits that can enhance any fitness enthusiast or athlete’s performance. It can also help relieve stress, encourage relaxation, create breath awareness, and support healthy sleep patterns. These benefits are useful for those who are prone to overexertion. From increasing flexibility to building mental resilience necessary for any competition in life, yoga offers a wealth of benefits to any practitioner.
Join Katelynn, a passionate yogi and fitness coach, for an hour of power vinyasa flow geared to enhance the mind, body, and breath connection.
ROYAL ROOM 1: 10:30 - 11:30AM
500 Hour RYT
Studio Owner, RYT 500, Stephanie was first introduced to yoga as a Fitness Instructor in 2005. Her yoga path took Stephanie to Yoga Den’s International School where she trained both in California and at the heart of yoga in India! She has been fortunate to train with and learn from amazing teachers. Her training emphasized both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga, bringing purpose and gratitude to her practice. Students and Trainees are drawn to the fun energy and beautiful space she creates at Bhav Yoga Den. Her teaching style and practice includes powerful vinyasa flow, kids yoga, yoga basics, gentle yoga, meditation, restorative yoga, use of aromatherapy, props, and music. Stephanie has a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication and Master's of Business Administration. She loves sharing the journey of yoga and mindfulness, building a community of higher consciousness.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: HAPPY HIPPIE STRETCH
Happy Hippie Stretch is an energetic shift in our body as well as our emotions. Enjoy the benefits of hip opening poses, release tension and stress, and increase range of motion. Move into a place of intentionality, emotional strength and adaptability. Tap into your natural creative energy and feel empowered in the unique expression of you.
ROYAL ROOM 2: 10:30 - 11:30AM
She is a Shamanic, Cacao Medicine and Breathwork Practitioner, Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Wellness Coach . Her hope is to provide a safe container for healing, self-discovery and understanding of truth, utilizing the wisdom and teachings of her own healing journey, her indigenous ancestors, the ancient yogis and our mother earth.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: KUNDALINI RISING YOGA
Radha will be leading an introduction into the practice of Kundalini Yoga, with an emphasis in pranayam/breathwork. Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness and creates space for deep inner healing and transformation. It works directly with your Kundalini or creative soul energy through the use of breathwork, powerful and effective movement, meditation, and mantra.
LOWER DECK: 10:30 - 11:30AM
200 Hour RYT
Mindy has been a 200 RYT since 2018, working on her E-RYT. Her own personal experiences in chronic pain and structural instability drives her passion and focus in teaching others how to find freedom and mobility through functional movement fascial release techniques, strengthening sequences and correction anatomical movement. Her practice is inspired by Anusara Yoga method and LYT Yoga.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: YOGA FOR MOBILITY AND RECOVERY
Suffer from chronic pain or body imbalances? Ready to learn optimal patters of movement? Want to unlock your body and keep it that way? Learn to balance flexibility and strength through: Functional movement, fascial release, strengthening sequences and correct anatomical movement.
WORKSHOP ROOM: 10:30 - 11:30AM
200 Hour RYT
Brad Carroll has been practicing yoga since 2005, and has been teaching since 2008. Brad and Kathy Stobaugh founded Ogden Sangha Yoga in 2013. Brad enjoys teaching several different styles of yoga, from a gentle restorative yoga that increases flexibility and range of motion, to a more vigorous traditional yoga class with sun salutations and warrior poses. Brad practices yoga for peace of mind. 200 Hr E-RYT and YACEP
CLASS DESCRIPTION: NO STANDING ALLOWED
This hatha yoga class will explore the many yoga poses that do not involve standing on your feet. This is an active class (not restorative) that will surprise you with the variety of poses you can do without standing. The level will vary from some luxurious stretches to some challenging asanas. Bring a block and a blanket if you have them, but they are not required for this class.
ROYAL ROOM 1 : 1:00 - 2:00PM
200 Hour RYT
Eileen has been a life-long lover of learning and teaching, and when yoga first found her in 2001, her passion was ignited for exploring and sharing this ancient healing practice. What started off as a casual home-based video-guided practice, blossomed into a daily Sivananda practice while living in Singapore between 2008 and 2010. In 2009, Eileen completed her 200 hr. teacher training at S-VYASA University of Bangalore, India, and since 2011 has taught over 2000 public and private classes, to both adults and children. Her teaching style is infused with the wisdom and guidance of many great teachers, and has expanded to include the practice of Bhakti, the yoga of devotion. Eileen’s go-to personal practice is a combination of Restorative and slow flow, and offers 2 popular classes weekly at The Lotus Yoga Studio in each of these styles. She received her Thai Yoga Massage TYM training through the Vedic Conservatory in Destin, Florida in 2012, and has completed nearly 500 private sessions in TYM. Eileen is also a Reiki Practitioner, having completed her Master level certification in 2018. When not on the mat, Eileen can be found frolicking with her fur babies on the streets and trails around Ogden, or enjoying the back roads around Utah from the back of her husband’s Harley.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: RESTORATIVE YOGA/THAI TOUCH (KATELYNN & EILEEN)
Restorative Yoga, with its loving and comfortable embrace provided by a variety of props, can offer a safe and nurturing space to get in touch with what is there. Combine this with the practice of loving-kindness through Thai Yoga touch (a simplified form of Thai Yoga Massage) and you have what could be called “heaven on the yoga mat”. Eileen and Katelynn team up with this offering, guiding participants into 15 minute restorative postures, and during each posture will apply a gentle and nurturing touch to head, shoulders, neck, and feet. All of this will be supported by a soothing playlist chosen specifically to transport participants into the deeper layers of their being (known as the “ Koshas” in Sanskrit). This is the perfect post-lunch experience for those seeking something slower. Arrive early for a guaranteed spot. Space is limited.
ROYAL ROOM 2 - 1:00 - 2:00PM
200 Hour RYT
Rainie found yoga in an attempt to find some peace in her life during a time of transition and learned of the transformative power of mindfulness, movement, and breath. A few years later, she was diagnosed with cancer. Determined to not only survive, but to thrive regardless of my circumstances, she intentionally leaned into my yoga practice for mental, emotional, and physical healing. Yoga is medicine. This healing journey prompted her to pursue her 200 RYT from Timeless Yoga in South Ogden, which has provided a positive source of energy, knowledge, and community for which she is forever grateful. Join Rainie in the mind-body practice of yoga to reduce stress, boost your well-being, and gain flexibility and strength.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: BODY SCAN MEDITATION
Body Scan Meditation. Mindfully experience your body as it is today! Participate in a 45-minute guided mediation to reconnect with your body, release tension, and increase awareness in the present moment. The benefits of this mental exercise include reduced stress and anxiety, relaxation, and a positive impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. A yoga mat is recommended and comfort items are encouraged such as pillow(s), blanket, bolster.
LOWER DECK 1:00 - 2:00PM
500 Hour RYT
Christel is an avid outdoor lover where the lure of anything in the mountains needs to be added to her bucket list. She loves trail running, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hawk watching, dogs, and all things living. She has successfully trained and finished several marathons, half marathons, trail runs, and relays - all accomplishments that her physicians thought impossible for her. Christel received her 500 hour Yoga Teacher certification from Infusion Yoga in Bountiful where she was taught yoga
modalities in; Power Vinyasa, Structural Alignment, Breath work (including modern athletic yogic arts breathing), healing Thai Yoga, Meditation, Chakra, and a strong Ayurvedic base that she weaves into every class.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP
Yoga Nidra (also called yogic sleep) is an ancient form of meditation that focuses first on comfort (unlike many other forms of meditation). In a 45 minute Yoga Nidra session, we will intentionally flow through the 5 stages of brain wave sleep; Gamma, Betta, Alpha, Theta and Delta (this normally takes your brain 4 hours to do this on its own). After one session, you will connect to your natural state, lower your stress level, equalize your breath rate, lessen any pain response, begin to rewire the neurons in the brain in a more streamlined manner, and experience being high on meditation. Bring a mat, blankets, pillow, and anything that will help you lay down to be comfortable in our time together. Expect this class to heal your brain using your own chemistry.
WORKSHOP ROOM: 1:00 - 2:00PM
500 Hour RYT
Yoga was brought into Joss’s life by means of a “Yoga at Home” DVD and a weekly psychedelic 70’s Rock blacklight yoga class with her friends at a studio in her hometown of St. George, UT. The practice of yoga and meditation continues to change her life by giving her tools to cope with anxiety and connect to the other layers of The Self. She hopes to help others struggling as she did and bring relaxation to those who need a break from the furious pace of life. Her purpose in her classes is to weave something energetically magical to provide a space for others to explore and find beauty in their true selves. Joss has been teaching yoga since 2016 and has loved every second of it. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences with an emphasis in Anthropology. She loves the mountains and the trees. Joss is a big nerd at heart. She and her husband love studying Norse Mythology, creating music, art, and jewelry, and traveling the world in their spare time.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: YOGA FOR ANXIETY
Whether you may suffer from occasional stress or constant anxiety, this class can help you learn ways to find peace in those overwhelming moments. In this calming class, we will move through a gentle flow that encourages rest and relaxation ending with a guided meditation as you settle into a sweet savasana.
ROYAL ROOM 1 - 2:15 - 3:15PM
200 Hour RYT
The first thing that attracted me to yoga was the movement of it. After gaining a personal practice, I craved more. I became obsessed about sharing this practice with everyone around me. I created my own free yoga class for family and friends, and eventually became certified through Yoga Assets with a 200 Hr YTT. I've been teaching for 9 years and yoga remains such a passionate and important part of my life. I truly am so honored to be able to share this with anyone willing to open themselves up to it.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: GROW YOUR ROOTS YOGA
This practice will focus on movements and flows that help facilitate feeling grounded, balanced, and secure. Rooting down, in order to stand tall.
ROYAL ROOM 2: 2:15 - 3:15PM
200 Hour RYT
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio and living in Ogden for over a decade. Mike is a veteran working in the private sector career in the medical field for 15 years. Mike graduated from the Yoga Life Yoga Teacher Training in March of 2013. Mike loves to rock climb, mountain bike, hike, hunt, fish and camp. His yoga philosophy stems from an extensive medical career, athletic experience, over a decade of yoga practice and guidance from a wide array of great teachers.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: ASHTANGA YOGA
Ashtanga is a very dynamic and athletic form of hatha yoga, made up of six series or levels, with a fixed order of postures. It is rooted in vinyasa, the flowing movements between postures, with a focus on energy and breath. While it is a very physical practice, it also promotes mental clarity and inner peace.
In this class you will be practicing a short form of the 1st series with each pose being held for 5 breaths. This practice is great for those in need of structure and focus.
LOWER DECK: 2:15 - 3:15PM
Carli Miller is a practicing and certified herbalist in Ogden, UT. She owns Wild Meraki Creations, a small batch plant potions + handmade paper studio inside of The Monarch. She offers ritually crafted products and workshops/ceremonies to integrate more intention into your life. She hopes to offer safe spaces for the community to cultivate creativity, love, connection + education on purposeful ways to interact with the beneficial aspects of plants.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: HERBAL FUSIONS FOR THE MIND, BODY + SOUL
Join Carli, Owner of Wild Meraki Creations as she discusses the vast amount of benefits of herbal infusions. Herbal infusions are healing + nourishing, and can be used in many ways to create a beautiful wellness ritual for yourself. In this class participants will be shown how to make an herbal infusion, learn about constituents, herbal energetics, and how to use them with intention + alignment for ritual. Sips and samples will be provided!
WORKSHOP ROOM: 2:15-3:15PM
500 Hour RYT
In 2014 Sarah signed up for a 200 hour teacher training at Radiant Hot Yoga in Newport Beach, California. It wasn’t long before Sarah knew that she needed to share this gift with whomever she could, so she began teaching in 2015. She achieved 500 hours of RYT training when she completed a 300 hour RYT at the Blooming Lotus in 2018. She continues to study mindfulness, self-healing, wellness, and is loving her journey along the rabbit-hole that is yoga philosophy. She loves to share what she is studying with her students. It is Sarah’s intention to cultivate classes that provide the space for people to slow down, disconnect from the cares of the world, tune-in to the Self, and create space in their bodies and minds for healing and growth to occur. To really align mind, body and soul. She honors and respects the dual needs of both a playful and light-hearted practice, and that of a meditative and reflective practice. Weaving breath with movement she gives a lot of clear and concise alignment cues, offers variations, and encourages freedom of expression and the usage of props so that students can really tailor their practice to suit their individual needs. She offers private one-on-one or small group yoga sessions as well as Ayurvedic assessments and lifestyle recommendations for those looking to improve their quality of life.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: MANTRA & MOVEMENT (ANYA STRAUSS SINGING MANTRA)
Let’s join together as a community in deep intentional movement with mantra to create connection to our better nature, connection to each other, and raise the vibration of our community and our world. What the world needs now is more love. Lets use our Divine vessel of Spirit to embody and emanate that love. Non-denominational and all-inclusive (this is for everyone regardless of beliefs). This class will be a slow, juicy flow suitable for most skill levels, along with beautiful mantra to raise our frequency.
ROYAL ROOM 1 - 3:30 - 4:30PM
Tai Chi Instructor
James Shook has been training tai chi chuan since 2002 and has been teaching since 2012. He formed the Great Salt Lake Taijiquan Society in Utah and Resolution Tai Chi in Oregon. He currently teaches tai chi at Utah State University.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: - TAI CHI
“Use mind, not force.”
Tai chi has been used for hundreds of years as a martial art and as a means of cultivating good mental and physical health. In tai chi, a series of standing postures are connected together continuously as the practitioner moves softly through a form. In this class we will introduce students to the beginning posture, the five wrist changes, and the eternal bear.
ROYAL ROOM 2 - 3:30 - 4:30PM
Director, 500 Hour RYT
Hey! My name is Jen! I started practicing yoga about 20 years ago as a freshman in college. I was immediately intrigued by the respite my 60 minute yoga class provided to my mind, body and spirit. I became increasingly fascinated with the lifestyle of yoga and how what I experienced on the mat was metaphoric to my experience and reactions off the mat. In 2017 I received my 200 hour certification for Vinyasa and Yin yoga at the Lotus Wellness Spot. I began teaching yoga to anyone who let me, including at a rec center, local hospital and treatment centers. I decided to take a sabbatical from teaching, to return to my own practice and to become reacquainted with yoga. During this sabbatical in 2019 I become certified as a 500 hour Clinical Yoga Practitioner with emphasis on trauma, addiction, anxiety and addiction. In 2021 I received my 40 hour Yoga Nidra Certification. My passion to share my love of yoga was reignited and I started teaching yin and vinyasa at Higher Ground Hot Yoga in Ogden. Since teaching there I have fallen in love with the yin practice. The softer and gentler side of my practice and of me. Yin is a way to nurture and love myself and others, through connecting with the breath and beginning to hear and listen to what my body wants me to know. Recently I received my 40 hour certification in Yoga Nidra and am enjoying
CLASS DESCRIPTION: YIN YOGA
Yin yoga represents the softer and cooler side of yoga. The moon is to yin and the sun is to yang. Yin yoga focuses on the on rarely used deep connective tissues. Stretching and lengthening the fascia, ligaments, joints and bones. It is a slower and more meditative practice with poses being held for longer periods of time. This allows the muscles to release and relax. Creating an environment for an inward focused practice. Offering opportunities to breathe through physical, emotional and mental discomfort or uncomfortable sensations. Celebrating and offering gratitude while experiencing stillness or other magical sensations. A full body yin practice will be offered incorporating the 3 truths or realities of yin yoga. Preparing you to take the practice of yin off the mat to the yang aspects of daily life.
LOWER DECK: 3:30 - 4:30PM
200 Hour RYT, Reiki Practitioner
Hope started her journey with yoga seeking a form of fitness that she liked, and could stay committed to. The first class Hope took she was hooked, quickly realizing yoga was so much more than movement, when leaving a yoga class she felt in balance with her body, mind, and energy field. She was captured by the magic that is yoga, in 2018 she decided to embark on an adventure and start her 200 Hr YTT. Hope now has a passion for guiding yoga, meditation and mindfulness in all forms. A promise she makes to her students, is to never stop learning, and to create a welcoming/safe space, to explore, the body, mind, and energy field.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: SOUL CONNECTION WORKSHOP
A workshop That has been crafted for several years, it’s been influenced by several different philosophies and energy modalities. This is a group interactive workshop where we will work on breaking through the surface level connections, with ourselves , and others. A unique experience for everyone.
WORKSHOP ROOM - 3:30 - 4:30PM
*HOPE WILL BE OFFERING 20 MINUTE REIKI SESSIONS TO ANY OF OUR ATTENDEES FOR FREE. STOP IN FOR A TUNE UP DURING FEST DAY. DONATIONS ACCEPTED.
200 Hour RYT
Considering myself more of a court jester than anything else, I aim to inspire people to move through their life, their body's, and their environment with a child like curiosity. Not taking anything too seriously, but being sincere rather. Certified Hatha yoga and Pilates instructor, I find my practice continues to grow into a dance that can be taken anywhere on and off the mat.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: SENSUAL & PRIMITIVE YOGA
Primitive and sensual will be challenging hatha/vinyasa style session that may even venture off the mat. Fueled by deep breathing and slow movement and a musical playlist intended to connect you with your rhythm. Certainly there can be a variation for all different levels. Allowing you to add or subtract from the flow.
ROYAL ROOM 1: 4:45 - 5:45PM
200 Hour E-RYT
Hi I'm Heather Jones-Proctor and I have loved teaching yoga for the past 12 years. I hold a 200 Hour E-RYT from YogaFit and I am also a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, running and triathlon coach and functional movement specialist. Combining my knowledge of fitness and yoga, I offer unique classes that include creative sequencing and fun transitions. My classes are anatomy focused and build strength and flexibility.
As a long distance runner for 20 years, I ran into my first yoga class 15 years ago to help deal with the consequences of being myself. Within yoga I found many things, but ultimately it is the perfect yin to my yang personality. I am an authentic instructor with a compassion-centered teaching style. I have experience teaching Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin , Power, Meditative and Yoga for Trauma. I teach beginners to advanced levels, cancer survivors, elite military members, and those dealing with trauma. I truly believe that yoga has a place for everyone.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: ART OF ARM BALANCE
Learning to fly. This fun, challenging workshop is designed to teach you how to do arm balances with greater mindfulness and ease. We will work on the cornerstones of arm balancing: core, shoulders, and balance. This sequence will help your body understand the mechanics and leverage of arm balances and make these inspiring poses part of your repertoire.
ROYAL ROOM 2: 4:45 - 5:45PM
200 Hour RYT
Hannah Cross is mental health therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma. She is also a yoga instructor at Higher Ground Hot Yoga and Reiki Master.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: TRANCE DANCE
Trance dance is a facilitated inner journey. Participants begin with an intention-setting circle. The connection between mind and body is nurtured with some guided mindfulness and then participants are blindfolded as they move to a curated playlist of instrumental music. The sensory deprivation aspect brought on by the blindfold and the responsive expression of the body’s impulses through free movement typically facilities a transcendent state of mind and emotional release. This increases connection to self and clarity.
LOWER DECK - 4:45 - 5:45PM
200 Hour RYT
Courtney found yoga at the age of 18, and is amazed at how much it has impacted her mind and heart since then. Courtney is originally from Cleveland, OH, where she completed her 200 hour Jivasara (Jivamukti and Anusara) teacher training program with the "ommazing" Marni Task. She taught in Cleveland for two years and then found Lotus in May 2019. Courtney enjoys spending her free time at Lotus or playing in the mountains. In addition to being a yoga teacher, Courtney has her masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Courtney is small, but mighty with a large heart. She wants you to know that all are welcome in her class. In class, she guides the breath and movement to help you find the inner peace and light within.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: - MINDFUL EATING WORKSHOP
This is an educational and experiential opportunity. Learn and experience how mindful eating can deepen your relationship with food and yourself. Take a ”quiz” to learn your strong suits when it comes to mindful eating, and learn what areas could use more practice. Just like yoga, it’s a practice…not something to be perfect! After the quiz, experience being lead through a mindful eating practice, journaling, and group discussion.
WORKSHOP ROOM - 4:45 - 5:45PM
Opening Ceremony - Kirtan
Kirtan is a call and response style of musical meditation which is accompanied with traditional Indian instruments such as the mrdanga (hand drums) and kartalas (hand cymbals). This enthusiastic congregational meditation spontaneously brings about divine absorption that very quickly brings one to the perfectional stage of yoga. After searching through all the eastern practices, one cannot find a method more simple and sublime then this chanting of sacred sound vibration. Considered the most ancient form of meditation, it is our good fortune to have the opportunity to come together and engage in this most essential yoga practice.
ROYAL ROOM 9:00 - 10:15AM
Closing Ceremony - Soundbath
A Sound Bath with Nick Mann and company is an immersive and blissful experience like no other. You will be welcomed, settled in with a guided meditation, and then taken on a wonderful journey of kaleidoscopic sounds.
Experiencing instruments such as crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, bells, chimes, gongs, didgeridoos, Drums, and more being played directly over you can lend itself beautifully to feelings of deep peace and well being. The instruments are played over you so you may feel their direct resonance. Truly feeling each one.
All of this is aimed at giving you a soothing and cathartic experience. Sound has been used for thousands of years in humanity to assist to soothe, purify, and harmonize our entire beings.
At the conclusion of the Sound Bath Nick will expertly bring you back enclosed with some beautiful unifying breathwork and stretches. Allow, receive, and deserve. See you there!
ROYAL ROOM - 6:00 - 7:00PM
At age 13, Alan discovered his first Tarot deck at a place called the Fun Shop, a magic and novelty store in Ogden, Utah. This began his fascination with cartomancy and the intuitive arts.
In 1996, he pursued Wicca as a spiritual path. One of its teachings is to acquire a Magickal tool. That was the inspiration he needed to continue his journey with Tarot, and has been reading cards professionally for over 25 years.
A reading with Alan can incorporate angelic energies, cord cutting, chakra work, reiki, and a number of other modalities. He became a Reiki Master in 2018.
His knowledge of Tarot, balanced with intuition, allow him to sense vibrational energies that hold meaningful information for the client.
*ALAN WILL BE OFFERING CARD READINGS THROUGHOUT THE FEST. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!
Remi is a self taught practitioner focusing on joyful conversation surrounding astrology, tarot and every day magic.
Remi loves assisting others discover their strengths, find opportunity and new perspectives on life is their passion.
*REMI WILL BE OFFERING CARD READINGS THROUGHOUT THE FEST. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!