Presenters


Jennifer Lightsey Schultz

Jennifer Lightsey Schultz

Jennifer is a thriving example of the transformative power of yoga, meditation, body and energy work. Diagnosed with a serious illness in 2010, Jennifer began a life-altering journey to regain her emotional and physical health. Meditation practice led to an asana practice, which led to the study of Ayurveda and traditional modes of body and energy work. In 2014, under the direction of Divya Elting and the supervision of Yogrishi Vishvketu, she completed her 200 hour teacher training and became a proud member of the Akhanda Yoga family....

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Sara Phelan

Sara Phelan

Sara Phelan is a certified 200 hour Akhanda Yoga teacher, a certified yin yoga teacher through Sara Powers’ training program, and a teacher in training for her 300 hours through Open Space Yoga, O’ahu. Sara has been on and off a yoga mat for over 25 years. Her first yoga teacher was Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, in Poona, India at 3 years old when she joined her mom on a trip to study for 3 months with Bhagwan, commonly known today as Osho.  When she returned home, she took a piece of India home with her and it close it her heart ever...

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Pamela Hunter

Pamela Hunter

Pamela Hunter: Author of, Rise & Shine: 6 Master Steps to Get Moving, passionately inspires love and wellness through breath, movement, and natural living.  As a yoga teacher for 16+ years, an Integrative Health Coach, an Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Pamela works with individuals all over the world with her 6 Petal Coaching Program: yoga, nutrition, emotion, energy, essential oils, and love. Pamela will take you on a fun lovin’ journey experiencing the blend and gifts of love and...

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Jasmine Miller

Jasmine Miller started on her yoga path at 5:30am on March 1, 2012.  She has taken every kind of class we have to offer (hot, yin, restorative, nifty over fifty, chair and khundalini.) Showing an interest in learning from every possible teacher while maintaining a balanced and kind practice. In the last two and a half years she’s contributed numerous laughs and shed many tears while learning and growing within the Breathe walls. In September of 2013 she was able to travel to Rishikesh, India and practice atop the Himalayas. Her love for...

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Gina Minyard

Gina weaves yoga’s wisdom with life’s ever-unfolding process, masterfully bringing it alive and radically embodied through breath, muscle, and bone, creating a rich and magically alchemical experience through her teaching. Dynamic alignment principles, intelligent sequencing, and thematic metaphor infuse her engaging instruction, with a presence that is weighty, compassionate, and inviting. A “pillar of Grace” in the Atlanta yoga community, she is sought out for charisma and passion, breadth of knowledge, mad alignment skills, and...

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Paradiso & Rasamayi

Paradiso & Rasamayi

Paradiso and Rasamayi are internationally renowned musicians and sound healers with back to back new age album awards and five critically acclaimed, international radio chart-topping CDs, which have received recognition for being among the best Meditation and Relaxation (ZMR), World (COVR) and New Age (Independent Music Awards) albums. These twin flames have collaborated in projects and events with luminaries including Deepak Chopra, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Masaru Emoto, Neale Donald Walsch, Gregg Braden, Jean Houston, Lynne McTaggart,...

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Saturday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda

Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda

Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists in the genre of mantra music. They offer kirtan, healing mantra music and Kirtronica (kirtan and electronica fusion). In just over 5 years together, they have released 7 albums on Sounds True, Spirit Voyage and independently. They tour nationally and internationally holding their own events and retreats. In addition, they perform and teach at festivals and regularly offer Kirtronica at ecstatic dances. They have been pioneers in bringing music and conscious businesses together,...

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Mariah McKay

Hailing from the white sands of the emerald coast, Mariah McKay has been exploring a fascination with movement since an adolescence. In pursuit of various forms of physical expression, she found abysmal, infinite connection between her body and the space around it, through the use of a hoop. Over the last five years, the hoop has guided her mind and body on an endless journey of self discovery.

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Darlene Bink

Over the past 16 years, Darlene has experienced several teaching styles that have allowed her own rhythmic Yoga style to bloom! Her teaching style and personal practice are based on listening and being guided from within. She teaches a playful and fluid approach to Yoga, emphasizing ease, gravity, lightness, and freedom. Exploration, creativity, and mindfulness are also a part of her approach. She believes that a Yoga practice can open your heart allowing your authentic nature to surface, thus allowing you to “Live Your Yoga.” Two of...

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Sunday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Michael Brant DeMaria, PhD

Michael Brant DeMaria, PhD

Michael Brant DeMaria, PhD, is a psychologist, author, speaker, sound healing artist, yoga instructor and meditation teacher. He is a four-time Grammy® nominee who has played on stage with world-renowned poets and musicians. He is also a Grammy winning contributing artist and poet. He first recognized the healing potential of music when recovering from surgery as a child, and has since incorporated original sound healing compositions into his clinical practice, presentations, and concerts. In addition to his 6 releases on the Ontos Music...

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Willow Conolly

Willow Conolly loves to spread Love and Light to all those that are open to receive it. She shares this through many healing modalities. She received her 200 RYT after training at Dragonfly Yoga Studies in Fort Walton Beach. Willow loves to teach a safe, gentle, playful style of yoga that can make any student comfortable in his or her own body. Her love of the more healing aspects of yoga really shines through in her classes. Willow is also a licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master. Her intuitive and nurturing style ensures that your body...

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Vani Kimbrell

Vani Kimbrell

Vani has been teaching yoga for the last 12 years and is thankful to many teachers. Currently, Vani offers Kundalini yoga classes at Mandala Yoga Studio in Portland, Oregon guided by the spiritual teachings of Swami Satchidananda and Yogi Bhajan. She is certified in Hatha Yoga through Integral Yoga, Kundalini Yoga through 3HO, and Pre-Natal Yoga through Whole Birth Yoga. Vani is as well a certified doula through CAPPA. These days Vani spends her time learning from her granddaughter and the at-risk young people she teaches through Street Yoga....

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Stacey Vann, E-RYT 500

Stacey Vann, E-RYT 500

Stacey Vann, Founder of Mahabhuta Yoga Festival: Co-Owner of Breathe Yoga & Wellness Center Stacey Vann, (Ravi Taj Kaur) is a Chicagoland native and KRI certified E-RYT 500 yoga teacher. Stacey is founder of the Mahabhuta Yoga Festival, co-owner of Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center in Pensacola, Florida and co-founder of Galactic Child Yoga with a career spanning over 20 years. Stacey has been curiously exploring yoga since she was a child, and has dedicated her life to sharing this transformative and healing path. Stacey completed her...

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Christa Sonnier, E-RYT 200, RCYT

Christa Sonnier, E-RYT 200, RCYT

As a perpetual student of life, Christa Sonnier has always enjoyed the process of delving into mystery and exploring the questions of the heart. She feels that the practice of yoga beautifully includes these processes and can provide a map toward wholeness. In 2007, Christa earned her 200 hour yoga certification with Laura Tyree at Dragonfly Yoga Studies in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, and has been honored to continue her studies with Judith Lasater, Cora Wen, Doug Keller, and Erich Schiffmann. She is also certified in Sonia Sumar’s Yoga for...

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Tara (Tarini) Taylor

Tara (Tarini) Taylor

Tara (Tarini) Taylor is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) (MA# 54607) certified yoga instructor (E-RYT 200) and certified life coach. Tara’s dedication to self-exploration, honesty and humility make her a true example of living yoga. She is best known for bringing a sense of humor to her practice and teachings, as well as sharing her insights in a down-to-Earth, approachable manner. Decidedly non-dogmatic, Tara views yoga as a product of the curiosity, creativity, and playfulness of the ancients. She encourages her students to express...

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Laura Tyree, 500 ERYT, 700

Laura Tyree, 500 ERYT, 700

Laura encourages her students to utilize their yoga practice in a multitude of ways. Many deepen their awareness of self and open fully to their unique beauty and strength, both inner and outer. Her teachings grow and blossom as her life transforms. Blend these cherished traits with her unique approach to the eight-limb path, mantra meditation, anatomy, and psychology and then one can grasp the full, organic richness of her yogic style. On this journey, she combines hand mudras with asana, linking the breath, mantra, energetic clarity, and...

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Felicia McQuaid, 500 ERYT, CYT

Felicia McQuaid, 500 ERYT, CYT

Felicia fell in love with the practice of yoga feeling she had finally “come home” in 2000. She has been sharing this passion by teaching Hatha Yoga classes leading workshops, teaching as a part of the staff at Dragonfly Yoga since 2001. She plays an important part in the ongoing teacher training program at Dragonfly. Felicia is also a public speaker, Author and transformational healer. She owns and operates THE Healing Clinic of Fort Walton Beach. She is currently a nationally certified teacher E-RYT 500hour level certification...

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Nancy LaNasa

Nancy LaNasa

Nancy LaNasa began her yoga practice in 1986 in NYC, taking a class with Sharon Gannon, who at the time was her aerobics instructor. Yes, you read that right, 1986, aerobics instructor. She wasn’t all that impressed with that first class, not because Sharon wasn’t a great yoga teacher, but because she’d already been a hippie and all that. Her husband Tom went to Sharon’s second yoga class with her and went right up into a headstand, and that was when she realized that yoga was totally punk rock and all bets were off. The aerobics...

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Rob Lenfestey

Rob Lenfestey

Rob Lenfestey offers a refreshing alternative to the conventions of spiritual practice, balance and creativity. Through his Ohmni Yoga Practice, his blend of Movement, Music and Adventure empowers others to draw from the pool of vitality inside each of them. Self limiting patterns fall away with the powerful yet playful explorations of human potential. Rob’s musical performances, classes workshops and retreats draw from his wide range of passions and talents; blending the powerful balance practices of the Yogaslackers’ Slackline Yoga...

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Cat McCarthy, ERYT-500

Cat McCarthy, ERYT-500

What do The Three Stooges, four-leaf clover hunting, and wine tasting have in common? Yoga, according to Cat McCarthy. Whether telling a story on the silver screen or during class, Cat makes connections between everyday details and the big picture, weaving it all into a fun, poignant narrative. Cat teaches align and flow which is an alignment based vinyasa/hatha practice. A dedicated yoga practitioner since 1993 and innovative teacher since 2002, Cat holds teaching certifications in Anusara Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, The Barnes Method Prenatal Yoga,...

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Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson

Yogi and kirtan musician Sean Johnson is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans and a nationally respected yoga teacher. He is also the founder of Soul School– an interdisciplinary yoga and spirituality teacher training that focuses on bringing soul and imagination to the art of teaching yoga, and the BHAKTImmersion– a bhakti yoga intensive held annually in New Orleans with The Wild Lotus Band. Sean has a Master’s degree from The Naropa Institute with a focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, is a Yoga Journal...

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Colleen Donovan-Brown

Colleen Donovan-Brown

“I like to teach the type of class I love to take; warm, flowing, inviting & surprising…” Pensacola native Colleen Brown began practicing yoga with Linda Kramer & Nancy LaNasa when they taught at the mind, body health center her parents opened in 1999. “Looking back now I realize how incredibly blessed we are to have such great yoga in our little town. In 2002 while attending USF in Tampa, FL the yoga studios felt like a home away from home.” Colleen was inspired by and practiced with teachers of Jivamukti, Iyengar, Ashtanga,...

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Kathy Tabb

Kathy Tabb

Kathy Tabb is a 500hr Yoga Alliance certified teacher and owner of Navarre Living Yoga and Health Center. She began teaching yoga after 12 years of personal practice. Her teachers include: Jacqueline Heisel of Frog Lotus Yoga, Paul Gallagan of Centered Yoga of Thailand, Dr. Ganasan of the Himalayan Institute Hospital and Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati of the Abhyasa Ashram. In 2008, Kathy had the honor of spending nine weeks at Swami Rama’s ashram, Sadhana Mandir, in Rishikesh India, immersed in the yogic traditions of the Himalayan...

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Rebecca Sathre (Tripura Sundari) & Chris Amador

Rebecca Sathre (Tripura Sundari) & Chris Amador

Rebecca Sathre & Christopher Amador love sharing Acro Yoga with all levels of students.  Rebecca has been teaching yoga for 17 years. Chris has been teaching yoga for 3 years.  They both started Acro Yoga together 4 years ago. They love the way Acro connects them to each other and to community.  Chris & Rebecca are the founders of URU Yoga & Beyond.  Rebecca leads a 200 Hour URU Yoga & Beyond Teacher training September-May.  Chris’s teaching is light hearted and playful and Rebecca’s teaching is loving and...

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