“Yoga Garden” is the space where local studios lead a 50 minute yoga session for the community. This is a magical garden, where yogi’s gather together in unity, to practice and celebrate a day of tranquility and connection, to the self and to each other.

9:00 am - Opening Meditation - True Essence/Stories & Sound

"Opening Meditation"

9:00am - 9:50am

Kune is dedicated to tuning into the love & light within and radiating it out to the world through various experience channels. The true essence tribe of light warriors have been creating various conscious experiences including the Wishing Forest at Supernova, the LOVE patch, the LOVE garden, mindfulness talks, guided nature walks and ongoing LIGHT sessions throughout the seasons. Ultimately, these experiences are birthed to gently remind people to connect back into stillness, true self and their higher consciousness.


"Intermission"

9:50am - 10:00am

Leading into first yoga class.

10:00 am - Deep Hatha Flow - De La Sol

"Deep Hatha Flow"

10:00am - 10:50am

Trish Dingman will guide you through a meditative flow that will take you deep into your body, heart and soul. Experience the feeling you had when you first fell in love with yoga through Trish's hatha flow practice! All levels.


"Find Your Zen in Ten!"

10:50am - 11:00am

Ever felt stress? Many of us find it hard to carve out even just a few minutes in our busy days to be calm and get zen. That's where I can help. Together, we will practice a few different, easy and calming breathing techniques that will help you: " Find your zen in ten". I'll also have a free checklist of mindful & zen practices and activities that you can take home with you to do individually, with your loved ones, or littles.

11:00 am - Rejuvenate Your Flow - Sjonum Yoga

"Rejuvenate Your Flow"

11:00am - 11:50am

Come and enjoy an all levels flow class, led by Sjonum. Be ready to sweat, explore in your bodies , indulge in creative postures and have fun.


"Dancer Performance"

11:50am - 12:00pm
 
12:00 pm - Yoga For Two! - The YogaShala Waterdown

"Yoga For Two!"

12:00pm - 12:50pm

Connect. Play. Trust. Laugh! Join us in playing on the mat with this fun, challenging and accessible partner-based class. We will begin with a heat and connection building warm up before continuing to guide you through a lighthearted interactive partner practice – starting with the basics of partner work and moving into an introduction of acro yoga postures that will have you flirting with your comfort zone as we let loose on our mats. Come with zero expectations, a sense of adventure and be ready for lots of laughter.


"The Power of Being Connected To Everything"

12:50pm - 1:00pm

Working as a psychic-medium and animal telepath over 15 years, Angie came to realize that to consciousness to consciousness communication, or telepathy, is the universal language of nature and fundamental to all of creation. Practicing yoga since the 1980's, Angie utilized yogic techniques and philosophy, Raja yoga in particular, to understand and develop her skills. Demonstrating and explaining her abilities to psychology classes at the University of Western Ontario over twelve years, the ways in which we dismiss, under utilize, and demonize a very natural, sacred and vastly intelligent part of ourselves became abundantly clear. Angie made it her mission to explore and explain the nature and mechanics of consciousness with as little new age, religious and scientific baggage as possible. She co-authored the book Consciousness Becomes You, with her partner, Roderick Alan, an intimate exploration of the human mind, our telepathic connection to everything, and the world changing power of human consciousness.

1:00 pm - Ashtanga Half Led Primary Series - Steeltown Ashtanga

"Ashtanga Half Led Primary Series"

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Following the traditional Sanskrit count, you will be guided through the first half of the Ashtanga Primary Series, as it is taught in Mysore, India. This flowing sequence will challenge your strength and flexibility, encouraging both effort and ease, as you move through the series focusing on breath, gaze, and posture. Ashtanga Yoga is a vinyasa system which masterfully links breath and motion, creating an opportunity for your practice to become a moving meditation, urging you to go beyond the physical and experience the true internal work of yoga.


 Buti Yoga Flash Mob

"Flash Mob Experience"

1:50pm - 2:00pm

Flash mob dance!

2:00 pm - Unleash Your Power with PiYo Live - Fit Within

"Unleash Your Power with PiYo Live"

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Unleash your power with Pilates + yoga + nonstop movement! You’ll sweat, stretch, and strengthen—all in one workout. Define exactly how you want to look—and feel. No weights. No bulk. Just hardcore results. What will you do with all that power?


"Discovering Possibilities"

2:50pm - 3:00pm

Brandon is a magician, speaker, and author whose work aims to help others break through their limitations and achieve the impossible. Join Brandon for a motivational magic break and feel inspired to step into your creative potential.

3:00 pm - Be Fearless, Be Light, Take Flight! - In Fine Feather

"Be Fearless, Be Light, Take Flight!"

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Take your practice to the next level of flying and floating. Helena will help you discover the foundation in the hands and the proper alignment of the head, neck and shoulders to take flight in the body fearlessly. Arm balances are great for building strength, body awareness and bringing some fun and playfulness into your practice. This class is for all levels.


"Celebrating You"

3:50pm - 4:00pm

Katie overcame depression, anxiety and drug addiction using the tools of yoga and mindfulness. She teaches that a path to wholeness must start with self-love and acceptance. But how do we cultivate this? How do we practice it so that we can become the people we were meant to become? Katie answers these questions and more!

4:00 pm - Bikram Method Fusion - Circle Studios

"Bikram Method Fusion"

4:00pm - 4:50pm

The original 26+2 Bikram method class with some flow fushion. Makes for a fun practice that’s great for all levels and anyone curious to try the Bikram method.


"Cosmic & Earth Kundalini Infusion Meditation"

4:50pm - 5:00pm

Integrate the yoga flow sets in divine sacred union with this anchoring current consciousness while expanding and illuminating the highest organic version of yourself to thrive in joy, abundance & grace.

5:00 pm - Erinn Weatherbie
 Erinn Weatherbie

"Spring Equinox"

5:00pm - 5:50pm

Spring Equinox is celebrated as the first day of Spring. All of nature is stirring and showing signs of activity after the Winter sleep. Buds are bursting on the trees, and spring flowers are coming out. The spring equinox is send as a time to set intentions for positive change in our lives and in the world. Join Erinn for a class devoted to manifesting your best life through breath and movement as we enter the spring equinox. Come for a journey to explore a world of endless possibilities. All levels welcome!


"Freedom"

5:50pm - 6:00pm

Dance is the expression of the soul in physical form. It shows the beauty, the rawness and the fire hidden inside the day to day individual experience. We rarely allow ourselves to be expressive and free, so this dance number is dedicated to sharing the freedom and fire that builds up within each one of us! This piece is dedicated to you.

6:00 pm - DJ Glow Flow - Chrysalis Yoga w/DJ Plusgroove

"DJ Glow Flow"

6:00pm - 6:50pm

A playful flow class to the beats of DJ Plusgroove! A series of poses linked together with your breath. Enjoy the fun atmosphere of a glow in the dark class as you train your body in new ways and learn new aspects about yourself.

7:00 pm - Closing Ceremony - Shamanic Sound Journey - Vibe With The Tribe
 Vanessa Ferraro, Pandora Skyes, Eric Rhunke, Lucas Rhunke

"Shamanic Sound Journey"

7pm - 7:30pm

Vibe with The Tribe is Shamanic Sound Healing Group from Toronto, Ontario Canada. As holistic practitioners they come together for the purpose of offering a transcendent experience through sound. Using their voices along with various instruments they offer a unique sacred experience of balancing out the Chakra System and connecting you to your Divinity. They are the co-founding member of the Lovelution Experience, the latest dance craze to take over the world and have offered their healing vibrations to various events such as Burning Man, OM Festival, Ideal Changes and last year's YogaFest Equinox to name a few. They continue to share and express their sacred sounds through various events in Toronto where they infuse Reiki Energy, Sound Healing and Channeling to create unforgettable experiences for all that experience them.

“Zen Lounge” is a place to expand your mind and soul, with creative workshops led by local energy workers and practitioners. From breathwork and meditation to tantric dancing and sound therapy, this space will leave you feeling refreshed, replenished and renewed!

10:00 am - Giving Voice - Singing, Listening, Improv!

"Giving Voice - Singing, Listening, and Improvising with Gary Diggins"

10:00am - 10:50am

Join Gary Diggins for a spirited session of creating moods, modes, and soundscapes with the voice. No musical experience is necessary. We’ll play with vocal possibilities, using the airwaves as our canvas. Listen. Explore. Express. Let your voice sound and soar with others.

11:00 am - Simply Green Nutrition
 Sarah Brandow

"Simply Green Nutrition"

11:00am - 11:50am

Simply Green Nutrition, is based out of Hamilton and takes an all-inclusive approach to health through nutrition consultations, health coaching, cooking classes, raw food workshops, nutrition education sessions, prepared foods and green juice delivery. Sarah will be discussing the many ways that plant foods have been scientifically proven to aid in sports performance, and how to best use them to our advantage. Learn how to increase your stamina, decrease recovery time, reduce inflammation, and increase energy naturally with foods during this fun and interactive workshop!

12:00 pm - Walking With Confidence

"Walking With Confidence"

12:00pm - 12:50pm

Learn to walk with intention in a supportive environment of women who are encouraging and friendly. Leave feeling confident and empowered. Discover how to own your strut and make some friends along the way. Confidence is key and I believe that if you harness it as a tool then you can use it towards getting anything you want in life. Come as you are, this is a safe space for you to be 100% yourself.

1:00 pm - Light Body Merkaba Activation - A Portal To Enlightenment

"Light Body Merkaba Activation"

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Each one of us has a spark of the Divine and arrives on this Earth with a Divine Diamond Blueprint that is imprinted with our Soul's Matrix Highest Potential just waiting to be ignited, awakened and actualized. Your sojourn at YOGAFEST during the powerful vortex gateway of the Equinox will amplify this diamond consciousness frequency igniting all who attend this 1 hour enLIGHTening transformative workshop. Discover from a unique blend of moment to moment co-creation for the highest benefit of all combined frequency in accordance with the group vibrational resonance. How these work synergistically to transform limitations of the lower human ego, alchemicalizing and accelerate the embodiment of your Diamond esscense "I AM" Presence, empowering you to master your fully realized Self.

2:00 pm - Introduction to Sivananda Yoga

"Introduction to Sivananda Yoga"

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Sivananda is a classical form of hatha yoga that emphasizes the 5 key principles of yoga: proper breathing, proper asana, proper relaxation, proper concentration & meditation, and proper diet. In this abbreviated (50 minute) class guided by Colin De France (Yoga Acharya), students are invited to explore deeper dimensions of their practice beyond asanas.

3:00 pm - Body Language
 Deanna Di Carlo

"Body Language"

3:00pm - 3:50pm

One of the most beautiful things about a yoga practice is that the more you scratch at it, the deeper you go. As practitioners of asana- we so easily get fixated on the postures themselves, or the destination. The real work of practice comes to us through the transition, the journey. The spaces in between the postures are just as important as the postures themselves. Deanna will lead you through a challenging, yet light hearted flow that will brings you under your skin and opens you up to the language of your body. We will use every inch of breath and every inch of space to bring a deeper and new understanding to the way you practice, but most importantly the way you listen to your body in the moments of in between.

4:00 pm - Celebrate Life of Kundalini Yoga - Kasia Yoga

"Celebrate Life of Kundalini Yoga"

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Life is beautiful, and Kundalini Yoga is a direct pathway to realizing and remembering that! In this workshop, we will explore a Kundalini practice together, combining movement, chanting, meditation and Kriyas, or sequences of movement that consist of energetically vigorous postures held anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes. Beautiful music is woven throughout the class, either recorded or from our own voices. Kundalini, brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan, is a path that challenges our physical body in order to access our inner world and discover the ecstatic experience that we all have access to in our lives. This workshop is open to all levels of experience.

5:00 pm - Archetypes and Soul Alchemy - Sunninghill Yoga and Earth Wisdom

"Archetypes and Soul Alchemy"

5:00pm - 5:50pm

Understanding archetypal energy is like building a bridge between our conscious self, our subconscious self and the collective consciousness. Archetypal awareness has been shared for centuries through the art of story-telling. In this workshop, we will explore archetypes through myth, mantra, Tarot, and astrology. We will finish with a group meditation to amplify our individual imprint with and through the collective consciousness.

6:00 pm - The LOVE Workshop - Sacred Vibrations

"The LOVE Workshop"

5:00pm - 5:50pm

What does loving ourselves mean? What is love? In this workshop we explore various perspectives of love through meditation & exercises.

7:00 pm - Closing Ceremony
 YogaFest

"Closing Ceremony"

7:00pm - 7:30pm

“Music Stage” will feature local artists all day as they share their passion and musical talents. YogaFest believes in the magic of allowing artists to perform and showcase their music to the public, for their exposure as well as creative freedom.

10:00 am - Kirtan Chanting
 Kirtan Chanting

"Call-and-Response Meditation Chanting"

10:00am - 10:55am

Kirtan is the musical mainstay of the practice of Bhakti (Devotional) Yoga. We are Shantimaya, a husband and wife team of Kirtan Wallahs from Kitchener Waterloo. We have been practising Bhakti Yoga through Kirtan since 2009. Having trained with well known artists David Newman, Sean Johnson and Brenda McMorrow, we began our journey as Kirtan leaders on our 28th Anniversary, in the summer of 2014. We layer our original melodies onto ancient traditional Sanskrit mantras, on harmonium and classical guitar. We will be leading you through a Call-and-Response Kirtan chanting of ancient Sanskrit mantras, an active meditation which quiets the mind, soothes the soul and heals the body when practiced with intention.

11:00 am - Emily Marques
 Emily Marques

"Folk"

12:30am - 12:55am

Emily is a musician born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. Her music is a mixture of indie, acoustic sounds and high vibrational frequencies. She enjoys helping people relax through her music therapy, and also really loves to spark up some feel good emotions through her performances.

11:30 am - Hachey the Mouthpeace

"Vocal - Beatbox"

11:30am - 11:55am

Opened the 2015 Juno Awards, Much Music BeatBox Champion, Great North Battle Loopstation Champ & 2X HMA Winner. Technically, Jason Hachey, is a beatboxer. However, what he does is so much more than just beatboxing. He records, loops, and creates beats as he beatboxes – in essence creating original songs each time he performs. Hachey has spent the last 13 years perfecting his signature sound of the mouth with explosive performances transforming new listeners into life-long fans.

12:00 pm - Arianna Rueda
 Arianna Rueda

"Singer Songwriter"

12:00pm - 12:25pm

Arianna Rueda is an Ecuadorian singer, songwriter who lives in between her two homes, Canada and Ecuador. Her music reflects life in two countries that shaped melodies and lyrics about uncertainty, beauty, inner workings of the mind and life. She has taken part of music projects that interpret latin folk and is now developing her career as solo artist. Her musical journey started in Etobicoke School of the Arts where she was part of the musical theatre program. Since then she has taken part of diverse music projects and events, including being part of the Toronto-based latin folk band Tayua and performing the songbook of Tito Puente with Mitch Frohman and the Merriam Music Orchestra at various festivals.

12:30 pm - Tam
 Tam

"Soul / R&B & Jazz"

12:30pm - 12:55pm

One of the top 10 finalists for Brampton's Got Talent, Tam is an artist with depth of soul and an incredible story to go with it. He is able to transcend genres with his textured voice, combining elements of soul, R&B and jazz. His sound is modern but with a timelessness that all can appreciate.

1:00 pm - Will Nicholls

"Acoustic"

1:00pm - 1:25pm

Will Nicholls is a musician looking to bring conscious awareness to the world through his music. He has lived in Burlington, ON most of his life and got his career started from playing local venues and open mics with various bands as well as individually. Will is excited to be back playing at YogaFest for the second time, and is ready to enlighten the crowds with some heart opening acoustic originals! Get ready to follow the feeling!

1:30 pm - Brock Hewitt

"Sound Healing"

1:30pm - 1:55pm

Experiential music storytelling focussing on music for sound healing, scoring for film/media, mindfulness, yoga & meditation. Crafting intimate moments in time that guide the listener on an infinite emotional journey of love & light.

2:00 pm - Tam
 Tam

"Soul / R&B & Jazz"

2:00pm - 2:25pm

One of the top 10 finalists for Brampton's Got Talent, Tam is an artist with depth of soul and an incredible story to go with it. He is able to transcend genres with his textured voice, combining elements of soul, R&B and jazz. His sound is modern but with a timelessness that all can appreciate.

2:30 pm - Tam
 Tam

"Soul / R&B & Jazz"

2:30pm - 2:55pm

One of the top 10 finalists for Brampton's Got Talent, Tam is an artist with depth of soul and an incredible story to go with it. He is able to transcend genres with his textured voice, combining elements of soul, R&B and jazz. His sound is modern but with a timelessness that all can appreciate.

3:00 pm - Liz Loughrey

"Pop"

3:00pm - 3:25pm

Liz Loughrey puts her powerful ideal to work directly in her Spotify smash “Rise Up,” which has racked up over 180,000 plays. “Rise Up” defines her entire approach to music & life. “That sense of bringing people together, that sense of calling people to come out of their comfort zone.” With the launch of the #RiseUpMovement, Liz's message speaks to unify and uplift her listeners. Follow @LizLoughrey

3:30 pm - Emily Marques
 Emily Marques

"Folk"

3:30pm - 3:55pm

Emily is a musician born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. Her music is a mixture of indie, acoustic sounds and high vibrational frequencies. She enjoys helping people relax through her music therapy, and also really loves to spark up some feel good emotions through her performances.

4:00 pm - Mason Doerr

"neosoul/r&b"

4:00pm - 4:25pm

I'm a 17 year old musician from Hamilton who is always proud to contribute to the enrichment of the growing artistic community in Hamilton. I've been playing guitar since 7 years old and have been performing since age 10. My influences range from blues to neosoul/r&b, and both are very prevalent in the songs I play.

4:30 pm - Sydney Kersteman
 Sydney Kersteman

"Singer Songwriter"

4:30pm - 4:55pm

My name is Sydney, I am a lover and believer in the universe and I want to share my love with everyone. Singing has always been a passion of mine and it has helped me express and give that love to others as well as myself.

5:00 pm - Alex Kadet

"Soul"

5:00pm - 5:25pm

Alex Kadet sings into your soul. He's not afraid to go there with you. His music touches feelings that you may not have even known were there. Alex exposes his own soul and gives space for those listening to heal and release trapped emotion. It's is a beautiful experience for those ready to hear.

5:30 pm - TOITO

"Soul"

5:30pm - 5:55pm

TOITO is returning to the stage for Canadian Music Week just before the upcoming release of his debut album. He is a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario with a golden voice and soulful flair. At the age of eight, this first generation Canadian raised by Portuguese immigrants, was introduced to the music world with his first guitar lessons. He has always been influenced by the music of Ray Charles and Boyce Avenue and the unique way they owned their instruments to create a unique sound. By the time he graduated high school, he had learned how to play the trumpet, piano, bass guitar, drums and the guitar. From high school into his 20’s, he traveled around Southern Ontario with a number of bands and DJ’s, singing to large festival crowds (Festival D’Été du Quebec, Scene Music Festival) and notable music venues (The Opera House, Sound Academy, Club Soda). TOITO has only been gaining momentum in the music world as a young adult. In 2013, he traveled to Los Angeles to work with Paul DiGiovanni (guitarist, Boys Like Girls); Justin Gray (songwriter, Mariah Carey); Xandy Barry (song writer, Miley Cyrus); and Dave Lichens (Three time Grammy winner). Most recently, he worked with celebrity producer, Brian Howes in his Los Angeles Studio (Hedley, Nickelback, Serena Ryder, Keith Urban) He is currently working on his first album with Higher Reign Music Group. He released his first single, Fool, with producer and DJ, Lucky Rose from Ultra Records in June 2016. The catchy, summer anthem quickly gathered more than 100,000 streams on SoundCloud over the course of a week, and was featured on renowned YouTube Channels, Chill Nation and The Vibe Guide with over 700,000 collective views. TOITO’s unique sound has something for everyone, with urban, pop and alternative sounds mixed with the classic roots he obsessed over as a young artist. He has a strong arsenal of original songs along with incredible refurbished covers that woo a wide audience of people. His effortless singing and beautiful instrumentals never disappoint at a show.

6:00 pm - Karli
 Karli

"Vocal"

6:00pm - 6:25pm

It's with her magnetic voice that singer Karli Bortolotto captures the attention of everyone around her. Karli began developing her craft at a young age, performing in local choirs and participating in talent competitions. At sixteen she began writing her own music and has worked alongside award winning producers including David Bendeth, and Dan Brodbeck. The now 21 year old continues to cowrite with various artists and is in the process of releasing her first single this year.

6:30 pm - Cameron Murray
 Cameron Murray

"Performer"

6:30pm - 6:55pm

"Uplifting, inspiring, real-vibes tunes", Cameron Murray is an artist creating music from evolution and transformation. A 'real performer', who facilitates a space of authentic connection. Let his music take you on a journey to realize your potential and connect you powerfully to your purpose and the present moment.


About YogaFest


Namaste friends! You are about to join the love and light vortex that has swept thousands across Hamilton and the GTA!

YogaFest is a conscious movement that strives to inspire yoga and mindful living! We do this by creating a space for self expression and self realization, for all ages and cultures, where all are welcome to be themselves, in their highest and greatest form. This year we have many experiences to offer and activities to engage in, that will open up your heart and your mind, and through the law of attraction, allow you to connect with yogi’s and light workers in the community on a deeper level! This space allows you to dive fully into your practise, experience something new and feel a higher, deeper part of yourself as well. With so many things to do and experience, it’s no wonder people are raving about the this upcoming event!

There are many spaces to experience at YogaFest, from the Yoga Garden, where local studio instructors teach 50 minute yoga sessions, to the Zen Lounge, where energy workers and specialty practitioners host life changing workshops! Enjoy live music featuring talented artists from the local community! If your passion is art, we have set up art stations that allow you to express your creative urges and inner child on large canvases! Local healthy food vendors will be present and offering delicious treats that cater to your dietary needs, including vegan and vegetarian options! If you just want a space of silence and tranquility, visit the Love Patch where you can join in silent meditation, where no schedule is present, simply your breathe and core essence! Vendors will also be present at YogaFest, with a wide variety of products and services, catering to the needs our conscious community. From massages, to reiki healings, from yoga materials to all natural products, there is something for everyone to enjoy!


YogaFest Essentials


To fully submerse yourself into the experience at YogaFest, you will need to bring:


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