Buti Yoga with Gabby Orcutt, RYT 200

Workshop Description:

We come into this practice to shed inhibitions – not pounds.

Our intentions are not to step into a smaller size – but to step into our power.

We come seeking our truth – not a number.

Buti Yoga isn’t just a workout – it’s a chance to create – let go – connect – and sweat with intention. A soulful blend of power yoga, cardio-intensive tribal dance, conditioning and deep abdominal toning this all-in-one workout tones and sculpts the entire body while facilitating complete inner transformation. The Spiral Structure Technique methodology of movement tones the core using a spiral instead of linear movement to address both the large outer muscles that move the body as well as the inner stabilizing muscles. Buti Yoga helps women tap into their inner power to unleash unshakable confidence, uncover true desire and bond with other women instead of compete.

Buti is an Indian Marathi word that means “a cure that has been hidden or kept secret.” It was initially used in reference to Ayurvedic herbs considered jadi buti. In today’s society, women are taught that the next cleanse or diet fad will give them happiness. At Buti, we believe the TRUE cure to emotional and physical ailments comes from WITHIN. The practice of Buti Yoga helps women strip away the layers that hide this cure and bring about total transformation.

We call our students and instructors “Butisattvas.” Sattva means enlightened one. Therefore a Butisattva is one that has successfully realized the power to heal is within. While the practice of Buti Yoga is mainly geared towards women, men are encouraged to unroll the mat, tapping into their shakti.

In Buti, the beat drives the movement. This 30 minute class is sure to make you sweat, put a smile on your face and free your mind. The music in a Buti Yoga class is LOUD and this class will be driven by the beat of live drummers. Join Gabby in setting your intention, clear away stuck energy, revitalize the body and spiral it away on your yoga mat.

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 4:30 – 5:10pm

Gabby Orcutt, RYT-200

Gabby Orcutt found yoga her sophomore year of college thanks to an early morning yoga flow on TV. She saw the benefits of yoga first hand: a lightness in the body, better digestion and a reduction in anxiety. Eight years later yoga reentered her life after gaining 60 lbs. while pregnant with her second child. She needed to find a workout she loved, it must tone the body and not involve running. A college friend kept raving about Buti Yoga and her progress pictures were impressive. Gabby tried Buti at 8 weeks postpartum and was met with the disappointing reality of how out of shape her body was after giving her all in creating two beautiful baby souls. After practicing Buti

Yoga consistently for two years, she went to the closest certification and has been sharing the practice within a three county radius of her home. Falling even deeper in love with yoga and reveling in its benefits, she finished her 200 hour RYT through Buti Yoga in July.

It is Gabby’s life mission to lead women on the path to self love and acceptance. To learn to love the body parts she once hated, to drop the lies from body dysmorphia and step into her power to rise up and live in her truth, unapologetically, everyday. This is achieved through Buti Yoga movement, Goddess Coaching mindset, and Boudoir portraits.

A landlocked mermaid, Gabby lives in DuBois, PA with her two children, husband and Miss Ursula Kitty the aquatic goddess of floof. She currently teaches at SoL Wellness & Gathering Space in DuBois, PA and Organic Mechanics in St. Marys, PA.

Connect with Gabby: gabrielleorcutt.com

 

 

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Let Your Chakras Move! A Conscious Dance/Dancing Mindfulness Workshop with Elisha Clark Halpin

Workshop Description:

This workshop is a channel for accessing mindful awareness though motion. The class allows for work in areas of breath, sound, body, story, acceptance, awareness, and flow. With attitudes of mindfulness, participants tap into their body’s expressive potential. Dancing mindfulness honors the invitation to “come as you are” and move as you choose. No steps or choreography are taught. We all move through the 7 in body chakras rising from grounded presence to open connection. Come move your body and energy. Tap into the transformational power available through movement and energy work in this practice.

 

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: TBD

 

Elisha Clark Halpin

Elisha Clark Halpin is a teacher, coach, mentor, and embodiment specialist who weaves sacred magic and neuroscience together to help her students and clients make transformational changes in life. She uses her training as a dancer/choreographer, somatic practioner, Warrior Goddess Training Facilitator, Dancing Mindfulness Instructor, and Neurosculpting Meditation Trainer to lead practices that result in embodiment, deep Self connection, empowerment, neuro-repatterning, and energy healing. Elisha is the founder of The Radiant Tribe, an online sacred circle for women. She also leads immersive experiences for women through sister circles, workshops, retreats, and sacred pilgrimage. Locally she offers many community workshops through the Arts Design Research Incubator, where she is an embedded faculty member.

www.elishahalpin.com.
Instagram: @thedancingpilgrims.
http://adri.psu.edu

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HoOp Dance Workshop with Bethany Seib

Workshop Description:

Hooping is a complete workout for the mind and body. Stimulating self-confidence and sensual awareness while toning the body. Hoop Dance promotes play and childlike, spirited celebration. It is a fun and energetic cardiovascular workout. Improves flexibility and endurance. Strengthens and tones abdominal muscles. Stress Relieving. Enhances coordination and balance. Everyone learns at their own pace and students can use the time to explore the possibilities of the hoop and clear their minds. You’ll be reminded of your childhood- where physical play was FUN- not a “workout”. Even if you never hooped, I have found that virtually ALL of my students are able to hoop given the proper tools and training. Simply put: you will sweat; laugh; and challenge your limits with every “swish” of the hoop. My Hula Hoops are easy to use; beautifully designed; and built to take a beating.

 

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: TBD

 

Bethany Seib

Bethany Seib is an artist, educator, and performer. Ten years ago she picked up a hoop at a festival and hasn’t been able to put it down since. Throughout the years she taught herself new tricks and moves with the help of fellow hoopers and videos. What started out as a fun hobby has grown into a passionate practice for her. Bethany continues to explore the possibilities of the hoop and challenges herself daily. She believes the flow of the practice allows her to calm her mind and feeds her soul. Bethany enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and love of Hooping with others. She believes that everyone can Hoop with the right hoop and attitude. As an instructor, she strives to create a comfortable environment that encourages exploration of the mind and body.  Bethanyseib@gmail.com

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Sound, Chakras, and Color Workshop with Sandy Vandeven

Workshop Description:

Join Sandy for an exploration into the ancient yogic breathing practices of pranayama (rhythmic breathing practices) and nada pasyanti (sound/light visualization) laying the groundwork for a peaceful meditation practice. We will systematically ascend through each Chakra center using visualization of color, light, and sound from base to crown, practice a variety of rhythmic breathing practices to focus the mind and calm the body, and conclude with concentration meditation (dhyana). This workshop welcomes yogis from all levels. A blanket or cushion is recommended. 

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: TBD

 

In 2013 Sandy fell in love with the calming flow of TriYoga. Ever since, she’s been enjoying and exploring the embodied wisdom that’s revealed through the power of peaceful focus accompanied by a conscious breath. After studying with TriYoga teachers Theresa Shay, Citrini Ware, and Matt Beigle, Sandy received her TriYoga Basics certification in the spring of 2016. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, she lived and worked in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia before moving to Boalsburg. With its abundance of nature and local food, Central Pennsylvania has captured her heart. She is happy to call it home, and excited to share the gifts of yoga with her new community.

 

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Breath, Prana & Place Workshop with Justine Andronici

Workshop Description:

Join Justine for a prana vidya practice – a combination of yoga practices including conscious rhythmic breathing (pranayama), as well as concentration and meditation techniques which increase the flow of prana (energy). When we practice in a natural setting charged with energy, we also increase our ability to deeply perceive and connect to our environment.  The practice will include an opportunity to explore the natural environment with new awareness. Take a journey into Breath, Prana & Place, and explore the sounds, colors and energy of the natural world at Millbrook Marsh. Beginners are welcome!

 

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 2:30 – 3:10pm

 

Justine Androninici, a certified TriYoga® Instructor

Justine’s teaching focus is that every breath, every moment, is a new opportunity to practice yoga.  Justine works individually with students as they build practices that meet their unique needs at her private yoga studio, Path to Calm, in State College, PA and teaches workshops focused on using yoga movement, breathing and meditation practices for wellness. Justine found her path to wellness through yoga after suffering health effects from her career as social justice attorney and activist. Spending time in nature is an important part of Justine’s yoga practice. Her yoga path included many traditions, and eventually led her to TriYoga®.  She is certified in Triyoga, yogaflow® (movement practices), as well as prana vidya, rhythmic breathing (pranayama), concentration (dharana), and meditation (dhyana) practices.

Contact Improvisation with Erica Kaufman, E-RYT-500 (Music performed by Chris Brown)

Workshop Description:

Join Erica Kaufman, E-RYT-500, for a Contact Improvisation (CI) workshop with Live Music (performed by Chris Brown)!

CI is a marvelous way of heightening awareness and mindfulness. It can greatly inform ones yoga practice. CI explores the vast potential for movement generated by two or more people, communicating spontaneously through weight, motion and touch. Through the physical principles of touch, momentum, and weight sharing, this class explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. Traditional dance backgrounds are not needed.

 

Location: Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: TBD

 

Erica Kaufman, E-RYT-500

“Influenced by Krishnamacharya’s teachings and Krishna Murti’s philosophies, I was brought into this beautiful lineage of yoga. When I think of yoga, I think of life. Through my life with yoga, I began to refine my awareness, my choices. I experienced moments of yoga–true integration beyond the limited body/mind. These moments were so potent that I felt compelled to practice more–to learn more. By age 14, I was practicing 3-5 times a week with my meditation teacher Dr Clayton McCracken.”

Yogacharya Erica Kaufman is the founder of Lila Yoga® and the owner of Lila Yoga Studios. She began daily devoted yoga practices at age 9. Influenced by Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy and Krishnamacharya’s teachings, she spends three months a year in India.

Since 1984, Erica has taught ancient wisdom as a daily practice and holds the highest level of Registry with Yoga Alliance. Her teaching expertise and sophisticated gutsy openness awarded her Yoga Journal’s Karma Credit and features in publications such as The Times of India. As a mentor to yoga teachers, aspirants, and community members alike, Erica tours the USA, Europe, Israel, and India teaching seminars on Lila Yoga® and Contact Improvisation.

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Chris Brown, local musician

We are excited to have Chris Brown at Yoga Fest State College 2017!

For as long as I can remember, playing music and singing has been about opening up and sharing my humanity with others. It’s been about learning to be vulnerable, creating connection, and meeting myself and other people in a place of presence, and authenticity. Through this experience has come my own hearts’ awakening, and healing.

I’m drawn to and moved by artists who lay their hearts out on the line. You can hear it in the way they sing, or play their instrument. It’s as if every part of their human experience is being channeled and filtered through their instrument, or through their voice. Their heartache, triumphs, loneliness, love, connection, joy, etc, nothing is left out! I strive to play and sing like that! Artists like Ray Charles, Ray Lamontagne, and Chris Stapleton continually teach me how to come home to my inner experience and let it shine.” – Chris Brown

Video Credits:

Diving Into Unknown by Erica Kaufman from TEEPOI on Vimeo.
Erica is a dancer, choreographer, yogini, and a Contact Improviser.
Production: Teepoi
Producer : Vandana Druva Kumar
Cinematography: Karishma Rao, Vandana Druva Kumar, Vishwesh Shiva Prasad
Edit & Grade: Vishwesh Shiva Prasad

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Brandi Rollins, RYT-500

We are uber excited to have Brandi Rollins, RYT-500, as one of the AMAZING yoga teachers leading our HUGE Community Yoga Class at Yoga Fest State College 2017!

“My approach to teaching YOGA is very similar to how I practice YOGA. I am not interested in teaching people to “do” Yoga.

I am interested in teaching people to use movement and sound to focus their mind, feel their breath and movement, take of space in their existence, and TO PLAY.

In our culture, adults have forgot about the importance of play as a tool for learning and experiencing life. But as adults, we have the opportunity to experience play coupled with wisdom…we can choose to play and as a result…we can consciously choose step into our unique expression of Self.

Often my classes include live or recorded music (both local and international artists). I use music to help students connect to and play with the raw materials of his or her own unique internal sound, and to listen for and participate in the cosmic energy that surrounds them.

I believe that each yoga class is a recipe…and every individual in the room participates in that creation. It’s yoga improv at its best!”

Bio:

Brandi is a Certified Lila Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), teaching undergraduate-level yoga courses in the Penn State Kinesiology Department and offering classes at Lila Yoga Studios. She studied under the guidance and teachings of Erica Kaufman, founder of Lila Yoga, and traveled to India where she studied at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim in Chennai, India in 2012.

Brandi is a Certified Lila Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), offering classes in the Lila Yoga™ style. Brandi has studied Lila Yoga for the past 7 years, under the guidance and teachings of Erica Kaufman, founder of Lila Yoga, and has instructed over 900 hours of yoga classes, reaching 1600+ students. Brandi has taught classes in Introduction to Yoga, Lila Sun Salutations, Levels I and II (Beginner to Intermediate), All Levels, and Power Hour Yoga. In addition, Brandi has designed popular classes and workshops, including Lila Yoga by Candlelight, Sun Salutations with Live Music, Empowerment Yoga, Self-Love Meditation, and her more recent workshop, Lila Yoga, Imagery, and Dynamic Alignment. Brandi has self-studied both the Alexander Technique and the Franklin Method, both of which have had profound impacts on Brandi’s personal yoga practice and physical alignment, and her yoga teachings.

Brandi is also the author of the award-winning book, Raw Foods on a Budget, a comprehensive guide to affording a plant-based diet, and received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State in 2013. You can read more about Brandi and her teaching philosophy here (LINK: http://lilayogastudios.com/teachers/brandi-rollins). You can also learn more about Brandi at www.RawFoodsonaBudget.com and www.BecomingBrandi.com.

 

 

Rites of Rejuvenation with Doug Hayward

Workshop Description:

The Rites of rejuvenation are a physical practice combined with breath awareness. You will learn a practice that hopefully will last a lifetime since,once learned, it only takes 15 minutes a day to practice. In addition you will be taught mudras, bandhas and mantras to stimulate the energy movement throughout your body.
The key to the success of this program is the way you start it. You must start it slow; only 5 minutes a day on the days that you do it. When you are doing the complete program; it is only going to take 15 minutes out of you day.

You will have the balance of an astronaut, the core of a athlete, the happiness of a songbird, the triceps and toning to the best you body is capable of and the strong back of a miner.

 

Location: Education Building @ Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 3:30 – 4:10pm

 

Doug Hayward

Doug Hayward has was introduced to Yoga thru a Philosophy course at Millersville University as an undergraduate in the early 70’s. However, that exposure simply turned out to be a seed that didn’t blossom until the mid 90’s when he went to a Bikram class in West Reading Pennsylvania. Under the tutelage of Sarita Rocco, Doe Wails, Maryann Blefko, Joel Pier, JoAnn Morrell, Bikram, Jimmy Barkam, Eric Schiffman, Rama Berch and Bri Maya Tiwari he was introduced to the wonderful world of Asana and self discoverable meditation. His journey continued over a couple of years of practice till he became one of the first members of Yoga Alliance when their headquarters was in West Reading, PA. He went on from there on a trip to State College, PA to teach Yoga at a local Massage School and the Pennsylvania State University. Those opportunities continue to flourish to this day while at the same time he opened a small studio called Yoga in State College. Being an avid reader of antiquated Yoga Books, Doug helped to establish Yoga in State College as a portal of Yoga education for thousands of students.

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Mindfulness Nature Walk with Mark Agrusti, RYT-500

Workshop Description:

Join Mark Agrusti, RYT-500, for a pleasant mindfulness walk within the serene natural areas surrounding the festival. This nature walk is an invitation to step back from the bustle & busy-ness of everyday life, reconnect with the natural world, and to enjoy the peace that we uncover when living fully within our present-moment experiences. When we mindfully walk through nature with openness & awareness, we are reminded that we too are a part of the natural world and we begin to recognize our interconnection with everything that is. This hike will include simple, guided mindfulness meditation practices to assist us in focusing on the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of our journey through the woods. Our walk will conclude with a sharing circle; an opportunity for us to gather together to share our experiences and realizations from the hike.

 

Location: Boardwalk @ Millbrook Marsh, State College, PA
Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 2:30 – 3:10pm (Session 1) and 3:30 – 4:10pm (Session 2)

 

Mark Agrusti, RYT-500

Mark is an investigator; approaching all experiences in life with an attitude of curiosity & Self-Inquiry. As a teacher, he empowers students to discover this same sense of Inquiry in their own lives, by leveraging practices of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation as opportunities for understanding the nature of the Self, mind, & identity. He is a co-founding partner at Yoga Lab and a co-primary teacher at the “Dharma Lions Meditation & Mindfulness Club” at Penn State. He is a mindfulness & meditation consultant for the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State. Mark is an advocate for vegan & plant-based lifestyles, and teaches mindfulness & meditation workshops at yoga festivals and vegetarian expos across the east coast.

When we cultivate this Awareness, we truly begin to see with clarity, the people in our lives and the world around us. We begin to observe the world as it is, instead of living within the stories and fears we’ve constructed in our minds. We become more resilient, more compassionate, more patient, and better listeners. Kinder to ourselves & others. And we discover Stillness.

Mark Agrusti is a co-founder of Yoga Lab (www.YogaLabStudio.com) in State College, PA. He has practiced mindfulness & self-inquiry since 2001 and has completed 800+ hours of yoga trainings in a variety of styles; including Vedic/Yoga philosophy at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, and advanced functional anatomy studies with Lara Heimann of YogaStream. Mark is a co-primary teacher for the Dharma Lions Meditation & Mindfulness Community at Penn State University and he collaborates on Mindfulness/Meditation research & implementation projects at the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center. He teaches Meditation & Yoga trainings at Yoga Lab. He has tremendous love for all beings… and lives everyday embracing the truth that Animals Are People Too.

www.MarkAgrusti.com
www.YogaLabStudio.com 
www.DharmaLions.com

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Erica Kaufman, E-RYT-500

We are uber excited to have Erica Kaufman, E-RYT-500, as one of the AMAZING yoga teachers leading our HUGE Community Yoga Class at Yoga Fest State College 2017!

“Influenced by Krishnamacharya’s teachings and Krishna Murti’s philosophies, I was brought into this beautiful lineage of yoga. When I think of yoga, I think of life. Through my life with yoga, I began to refine my awareness, my choices. I experienced moments of yoga–true integration beyond the limited body/mind. These moments were so potent that I felt compelled to practice more–to learn more. By age 14, I was practicing 3-5 times a week with my meditation teacher Dr Clayton McCracken.”

Bio:

Yogacharya Erica Kaufman is the founder of Lila Yoga® and the owner ofLila Yoga Studios. She began daily devoted yoga practices at age 9. Influenced by Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy and Krishnamacharya’s teachings, she spends three months a year in India.

Since 1984, Erica has taught ancient wisdom as a daily practice and holds the highest level of Registry with Yoga Alliance. Her teaching expertise and sophisticated gutsy openness awarded her Yoga Journal’s Karma Credit and features in publications such as The Times of India. As a mentor to yoga teachers, aspirants, and community members alike, Erica tours the USA, Europe, Israel, and India teaching seminars on Lila Yoga® and Contact Improvisation.

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