Martha's Vineyard Yoga Festival featuring WLVT's Kelly Morris, Kristin Leigh, and Barbara Verrochi

Posted by on 10/5/11 in Uncategorized

Don't have plans yet for Columbus Day Weekend? MVTimes.Com has the perfect plan for you in Martha's Vineyard! Read more below featuring Wanderlust Vermont instructors Barbara Verrochi, Kristin Leigh, and Kelly Morris.

The second annual Martha's Vineyard Yoga Festival kicks off on Friday, October 7, at 8:45 am, with a power hour class taught by the festival's founder, Kathy Bega.

For the second year running, the Beach Plum Inn in Chilmark will host the festival, where off-Island participants can stay and most classes will take place.

Ms. Bega and her "integral helper," Mollie Doyle, have been working hard to bring yoga teachers and alternative health professionals from a wide range of backgrounds together to share their wisdom and practices. Local favorites as well as internationally renowned instructors will be represented at the festival, providing a well-rounded schedule where you can, according to Ms. Doyle, "sweat your butt off," or relax and restore.

Some highly anticipated instructors include Barbara Verrochi and Kristin Leigh of the Shala in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and Kelly Morris of Conquering Lion Yoga, also in New York City.

Ms. Verrochi and Ms. Leigh are former students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Astanga Yoga, a system intended to synchronize breath and movement by combining an athletic series of poses with Ujayi breathing – a class sure to get your heart pumping. The duo is co-teaching two two-hour workshops on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Chilmark Community Center.

Want more info? Head on over to The Martha's Vineyard Times here.

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