Presenters


Meggan Riley

Meggan Riley

Meggan has been been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and teaching since 2009. She is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor & has completed a 200-hour Anusara Inspired training.  As a teacher, Meggan hopes to inspire students in their practice, by providing a safe, welcoming & challenging environment in which to breathe & move.  She is a mother, a music lover, a vegetarian, a self-proclaimed eco-warrior & deeply committed to teaching yoga from the heart.  Meggan offers private and public classes at her home studio, Shine in...

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Emily Sommerville, E-RYT200, YACEP

Emily Sommerville, E-RYT200, YACEP

Emily Sommerville is an E-RYT 200 yoga teacher and founder of Soul Shine Yoga in Fairhope, Alabama. After more than a decade of a “consistently inconsistent” yoga practice, Emily completed her 200 hour teacher training with Yoga Birds in 2012. Although she enrolled in teacher training for the purpose of deepening her own practice, she found that she truly loves sharing her practice with others. She especially enjoys fostering a love of yoga in beginners and a exploring a deeper understanding of the eight limbs of yoga as the lead trainer...

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Sudevi Kramer

Sudevi Kramer

Sudevi is a highly sought-after Vedic Conservatory certified teacher of Nuad Borarn, Vedic-style Thai-Yoga Bodywork studying in Thailand, and training closely with Mukti Michael Buck. She completed a 175 hour internship through SomaVeda in Northern and Southern Thailand as well as studying at the Sunshine School of Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is duly certified in Integral and Jivamukti Yoga and was graced by His Holiness, Sri Swami Satchidananda and Yoga Masters Sharon Gannon and David Life. She gives special thanks always to Nancy...

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Johann Beekman

Johann Beekman

Johanna Beekman is a multi-genre recording artist, sacred songstress, and kirtan artist. She is loved for her rich, soulful voice, radiant spirit, and evocative, inspiring songs. Her concerts deliver devotional chants that allow audiences to connect deeply to both their own energy and the collective soul. She has dedicated her life to the path of yoga and chant, traveling the country singing and teaching at top yoga, sacred art, music festivals, churches, studios, and classes. She’s equally comfortable providing dreamy chants, as well as...

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Moira Anderson, 500 ERYT

Moira Anderson, 500 ERYT

Moira, owner and director of River Rock Yoga and Pilates in Ocean Springs, Mississippi is a Certified, Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer. Her classes offer students compassionate self-observation, gentle alignment cues and empowering vinyasa flow. Breath awareness and exploratory, joint freeing movement are also emphasized. The nurturing, supportive environment, she creates in her sessions, inspire an open body and a relaxed mind. She has been teaching yoga full time since 2001. “I encourage students to...

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Pamela Hunter

Pamela Hunter

Founder of Fun Lovin’ Wellness, Pamela Hunter believes in awakening awareness and opening paths. Pamela’s journey has inspired her and many others to learn and share self care practices. Pamela creates community through her love and education as a leader for Young Living Essential Oils. She has taught yoga for 17 years and is e-RYT 500, a Certified UZIT (Urban Zen Integrative Therapy) and Internationally respected Integrative Health Coach.   She is also certified in several mindful modalities: Clinical Aromatherapy, Spiritual...

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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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Friday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm & Saturday 3:15 - 4:15

Flavia Krishna & Gershone

Flavia Krishna & Gershone

Flávia Krishna is originally from Brazil, and started her Bhakti Yoga path in the early 90’s, within the Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage, through the teachings  of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Her love for music, combined with devotion, found the perfect expression through the practice of Kirtan. Krishna is part of a group of incredible musicians from Brazil who lead a movement called Canários Brancos (White Canaries), sacred artists dedicated to spreading Unity Consciousness and healing through sound vibrations in praise of Divine...

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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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Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Gwendolyn Colman

Gwendolyn Colman

Gwendolyn brings to the band boisterous personality, rhythm, and passionate vocals honed from years of playing with middle eastern, flamenco, and avant garde bands. Her percussion dashboard includes frame drums, cajon, high hat, kick drum, doumbek, and karbobs- playing with merging ancient rhythms with a modern, urban flare. Gwendolyn can move seamlessly from a traditional middle eastern trance rhythm, to subtle jazz brushwork, to a New Orleans hip hop street groove. Her powerful vocals are influenced by early opera training. Gwendolyn’s...

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Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Alvin Young

Alvin Young

New Orleans native Alvin brings a rich musicality and depth to the band weaving the rock, jazz, classical, and folk styles he’s been immersed in for the last 40 years. He spent years on the Crescent City music scene playing with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, local legends James Booker, James Black and many more. The hallmark of Alvin’s expression on the bass is a rare and deeply melodic quality that illuminates the trio’s sound. Music has been a pivotal part of Alvin’s spiritual journey. Alvin has also been invited by many kirtan...

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Sunday 5:00 pm - 6:30 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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Saturday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

HuDost

HuDost

The music of HuDost, the Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and KY, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, HuDost has grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. Moksha and Jemal Wade, in this time have grown as artists, as...

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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

Christa Sonnier is an E-RYT200, a children’s and prenatal yoga teacher and trainer, and co-owner of Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center in Pensacola, FL. She has studied with many teachers over the years, and her main influences include: Laura Tyree, Judith Lasater, Cora Wen, Doug Keller, and Erich Schiffmann. She enjoys introducing students to the restorative and therapeutic benefits of yoga, and often works with those with injuries or physical limitations. In her classes, Christa encourages her students to listen to the wisdom of their own...

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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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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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Tammy Binkley

Tammy Binkley

Tammy Binkley began on her yoga path in 1998. A search for happiness and health in her life brought her to yoga.  Inspired with the balance, contentment and awareness yoga brought to her life, sharing yoga with others is her passion.  Her studies include Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Vinyasa flow yoga. Tammy’s calling is to empower others through yoga and total body wellness to follow their dreams and live a life full of passion and purpose. “It is my intention for each class to create a space for compassion, transformation and...

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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 18 years and Chris has been teaching yoga for 4. They started Acro Yoga together 5 years ago. At the time they were Acro Yoga students together. They are now life partners, and co-parents of 2 children, 8 cats, and 2 yoga studios. Chris & Rebecca are the founders of URU Yoga & Beyond and URU Yoga 9 Mile. Rebecca leads the yearly 200 Hour Yoga & Beyond Teacher Training September-May. Chris’s teaching...

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Saturday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Jagadisha

Jagadisha

Jagadisha, meditation master, Swami Muktananda initiated him on the path of yoga and meditation. Swami Muktananda led Jagadisha to the great master of North Indian Classical Music Swami Nadabrahmananda, whom he studied extensively with in the U.S and India. Jagadisha has been carrying on his master’s tradition of Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound for more than 35 years: practicing, giving concerts, and teaching. Swamiji taught from a lineage in the oral tradition that dates back thousands of years. The songs Swamiji passed down have many...

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