Taos Mountain Yoga Festival
3 Days of Rocky Mountain Yoga Bliss
The Taos Mountain Yoga Festival is back on August 26 - 28, 2022. The festival blends the depth and beauty of yoga with the one-of-a-kind magic and enchantment of Taos. Our festival is a joyful, inclusive, and communal experience for yogis of all experience levels.
The schedule is designed to create real connection. We are bringing together some of the finest yoga teachers and practitioners regionally and locally to create a unique experience where nothing is missed and everything is easy. Along with a wide variety of yoga classes, the weekend will include a vendor village, a silent disco, an outdoor movie, and much more!
At the Taos Mountain Yoga Festival, there is something for both the yogis and non-yogis in the family to enjoy.
We are sad to report that Elena Brower has come down with Covid and thus will not be able to join us this year. We send her our well wishes and hopes of a quick recovery.
In her place, Johanna DeBiase will lead the Friday evening 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Slow Flow & Nidra class. A Slow Nourishing flow practice with quieting Yoga Nidra.
And Sue Hunt will be teaching the Saturday 12:30 - 2pm Mountain Body, River Mind class. A Vinyasa Flow, subtle body stretch with meditation.
Thanks to these talented instructors for stepping in. And we hope to see you at the Festival next year, Elena.
Full Weekend Registration includes access to all classes, the silent disco, and a unique Taos Mountain Yoga Festival branded swag item.
Online registration is now open through Friday, August 26 at 4PM MST.
Online Registration: Ticket options range from $35 to $125++.
Day Of Registration: Ticket options range from $35 to $140++.
Individual drop in class tickets available online in advance for $30++ or on site for $35++.
Please sign the event waiver online before the event.
If you are interested in having a tent in the vendor village, please email email@example.com.
*please note the schedule may change. Please check back for more details.
Friday, August 26:
- 5:00pm – 7:15pm: Check In / Registration Opens
- 6:00pm – 7:15pm: Ashtanga Yoga with Jennifer Ammann
- Breathing, Bandas, Drishti
- 7:30pm – 8:30pm: Slow Flow & Nidra with Elena Brower
- Slow Nourishing flow practice with quieting Yoga Nidra
Saturday, August 27:
- 7:00am: Check In / Registration Opens
- 7:30am – 8:45am: Early Bird Mindful Morning with Kari Malen
- Pranayama, Slow Flow Asana, and Meditation
- 9:00am – 10:30am: Ashtanga Yoga with Jennifer Ammann
- Stepping into the Primary Series
- 10:45am – 12:00pm: Yoga & Art of Kids (and Kids at Heart) with Adi Luna
- 10:45am – 12:00pm: Vinyasa Yoga with Amani
- The rhythmic dance of awareness
- 12:30pm – 2:00pm: Mountain Body, River Mind with Elena Brower
- Vinyasa Flow, subtle body stretch with meditation
- 2:15pm – 3:30pm: Breaking Binaries with Meditation & Astrology with Sue Hunt
- 3:45pm – 5:15pm: Acro Yoga with Alana Lee & Matt Salzman
- 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Jvala Moonfire
- 7:00pm – 8:00pm: MovementLab’s 3Bodies Creative Somatics Class with Nadine Lollino
- 8:00pm – 9:30pm: Silent Disco with DJ Diggy Lloyd, Nadine Lollino, & DJ Oliver Knight
- 8:00PM - 10:00PM: Movies in the Mountains Mama Mia (free movie open to the public on Eis Haus Lawn)
Sunday, August 28:
- 8:30am – 9:45am: Rise & Shine Yoga with Aura Garver
- Body Strong Vinyasa
- 10:00am – 11:00am: Sunday Summer Yoga Series with Summer DeBue (free event open to the public for all levels)
- 10:30am – 12:30pm: Nature Writing with Johanna DeBiase
- Hike and write workshop
Vinyasa Yoga with Amani
The rhythmic dance of awareness: A gentle, all-level, yoga class that incorporates slow and repetitive movements to calm the body, quiet the mind, and open the heart.
BREAKING BINARIES WITH MEDITATION & ASTROLOGY WITH SUE HUNT
Three meditative practices to assist in transforming with the astrology transits from now until July 2023.
Expect short mindfulness practices that easily integrate into your daily flow and over all practice. This community session will also include a dharma talk on Sadhana and transformation guided by the stars. Exploring and Learning about the planetary effects on our physical, emotional and spiritual layers of self and surroundings. This will be an interactive conversation between Sue and the group that gathers.
Bring a notebook and pen to keep track of major transits of the zodiac that are relevant to your life context and personal Evolution. All questions welcome!
A deep dive into non-binary worldview and breaking out of either/or thinking, through the path of self-awareness and astrology. Together we will key steps to embodying a both/and worldview. This session will conclude with a 15 min Zazen sit for community integration.
Acro Yoga with Alana Lee & Matt Salzman
AcroYoga is a physical practice done with a partner which combines yoga, Thai massage, gymnastics, and acrobatics. Learn to fly! It's fun and easy & anyone can do it! All ages & levels welcome. No experience or partner needed. Why lift weights when you can lift your friends? Fly, stretch & breathe & play! We will learn a sequence of foundational poses with an emphasis on proper technique & alignment. A solid foundation is needed to build a strong Acrobatic Yoga practice so we will focus on strength, conditioning & hand balancing to awaken all the proper muscles needed to get upside down & off the ground, with a little help from your friends! Whether you are beginner or advance come refine technique. We will do poses that elongate the spine & relieve stress & tension for both the base & flyer! Come prepared to have fun & leave feeling alive!
Crystal Bowl Sound Bath with Jvala Moonfire
Come immerse yourself in a prayerful field of Harmonic Resonance and deeply Transformative Sound as Crystal Singing bowls and Mantra guide you into a state of deep Meditative Relaxation and Healing.
Jvala, a local Taos sound healer, lived in India studying the Yoga of Sound for over 14 years. Through the vibration of awakened mantra she beckons the spirit and speaks to one's innate healing potential as the frequencies create a field of expanded awareness.
MovementLab’s 3Bodies Creative Somatics Class with Nadine Lollino
Using a variety tools found in improvisational dance, Butoh, visualizations and meditation this class attends to the physical, mental and emotional body with the hope of creating unity in the individual and the recognition of our relationship with other. There is potential in mindful, creative self-expression to become more in tune with our participation in daily life, release stress, and experience joy. This playful class is open to everyone!
Rise & Shine – Body Strong Vinyasa with Aura Garver
Join Aura for this energizing, uplifting flow designed to move your body, your breath and elevate your mood.
Nature writing with Johanna Debiase
Nature Writing is a way to tune in more deeply with ourselves, the environment, and our connection with nature. Taos has a rich literary history of authors from around the world who found creative inspiration in our beautiful and unique surroundings, including D.H. Lawrence, Aldo Leopold, and Willa Cather. My class will teach you my unique method of generating inspired writing, which includes guided meditation, creative visualization, and experiencing nature firsthand.
We will meet at the Base of Lift 1 and begin with an orientation where I will guide you to create your own personal intention for the day. After a guided meditation to ground and center, we will walk along a nature trail, allowing time and space to open all our senses to the natural world around us.
Following the walk, we will gather in the shade to write. I will discuss the craft of nature writing to give you tools to work with and I will read from some of my favorite nature writers. Writing exercises are interspersed with short guided meditations to bring us back to our bodies and back to nature. All writing is stream-of-consciousness and free of judgement. No writing experience needed, only an open mind and the desire to create.
Bring paper, a writing device, water, and wear comfortable clothes suitable for hiking.