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Thursday, March 30
 

8:00am

REGISTRATION OPEN
Thursday March 30, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Pure Om Bethesda MD 7832 Wisconsin ave, Bethesda Md, 20814

10:00am

Epic Class with Mary Jarvis
Limited Capacity filling up

Presenters
avatar for Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis ShapeShifting, Yoga Workshops, Seminars
Mary Jarvis is one of the most senior teachers in the Hot Yoga world.She travels the world giving Yoga Workshops , Seminars and Yoga ShapeShifting Retreats. Her depth and breadth of knowledge have gained her a reputation for training world champion athletes as well as helping people use yoga asana to heal injuries. Her workshops are a creative exploration of techniques and postures. She will often use yogis she has trained to demonstrate... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sun Room

10:15am

Synergy with Francisco Morales-Bermudez
Limited Capacity seats available

Synergy partner yoga is an art form that consists of therapeutic partner stretching & Thai massage & play to open up the body in a creative way. www.synergypartneryoga.com

Presenters
avatar for Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Synergy Partner Yoga, Synergy Teacher Training, Open Heart Journey co-founder
Francisco Morales-Bermudez, began yoga practice with his mother and sister. He witnessed the amazing healing effect of yoga asana on people from all walks. | | Born in Lima, Peru, he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer and becoming intrigued with healing arts. He received scholarship offers to wrestle in college & was on the University of Miami (Fl.) Rugby team. | | After college he worked as a lobbyist and educator in Washington... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Moon Room

12:00pm

Backbending Technique with Esak Garcia
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this workshop we will learn foundational back bending technique and then build on that technique as we examine a range of asanas. Complicated skills start with very simple techniques, and good habits. Reinforcing the starting point is ever-valuable, even for the most advanced yogis. Here, we will have an opportunity to eplore the technique, practice it, apply it to several postures, and ask questions.

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Moon Room

1:45pm

The History of Yoga - Through the lense of our Lineage (Babaji, Yogananda, Bishnu Ghosh & Bikram), with Jimmy Barkan
Limited Capacity full
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The History of Yoga - Explore the Linear progression of Yoga history with Jimmy Barkan.

Pre-Classical Yoga

The Vedas, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita.

Classical Yoga

Patanjali, The Yoga Sutas, Dualism

Post Classical Yoga

Non-Dualism
Shankara
Ramanuja
Tantra
Matsyendra
Goraksha
Natha
Hatha

Modern Day Yoga

Our Lineage Babaji-Yogananda

Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Barkan

Jimmy Barkan

Barkan Method
Jimmy Barkan is a master yoga teacher certified by Ghosh’s College of India, Calcutta, India in 1981. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, practicing long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy began his yoga career under the guidance and wisdom of Bikram Choudhury and was honored when he became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Moon Room

2:00pm

Bikram Yoga with Siri Om
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Siri Om Kaur Khalsa

Siri Om Kaur Khalsa

One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
Siri Om was born into a family of yoginis and her teaching style is expressive of the depth of her knowledge and lifelong experience in the principles and practices of yoga. She studied with Bikram Chaudhoury extensively since 1995 in Los Angeles at the Yoga College of India and is photo featured several times in “Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class” instructional book. She practices daily and has consistently taught Bikram Yoga since... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sun Room

3:45pm

Ambassador Gathering - Embracing the Spirit of Community
UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT!! AMBASSADOR GATHERING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AMERICAN INN CONFERENCE ROOM.

The founders of One Fire depend on studio owners and leaders in our community to direct and shape this festival. This festival is a space where we get to be a community. Although we live in distinct corners of the world, we have a common practice that makes us a community. One Fire is a place where yoga lovers and leaders get to come together to share our victories and get support with our struggles. In order to be effective in our mission, to build bridges within out community and between hot yoga and other traditions, we need the eyes, ears and experiences of our ambassadors. This is an meeting for all One Fire Ambassadors to come togheter for a moment of connection and sharing.  

Presenters
avatar for Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Synergy Partner Yoga, Synergy Teacher Training, Open Heart Journey co-founder
Francisco Morales-Bermudez, began yoga practice with his mother and sister. He witnessed the amazing healing effect of yoga asana on people from all walks. | | Born in Lima, Peru, he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer and becoming intrigued with healing arts. He received scholarship offers to wrestle in college & was on the University of Miami (Fl.) Rugby team. | | After college he worked as a lobbyist and educator in Washington... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 3:45pm - 5:45pm
American Inn Hotel 8130 wisconsin ave, Bethesda Md, 20814

4:00pm

Barkan Method Hot Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

The Barkan Method Hot Yoga Class is based on the Bikram 26 posture flow but Jimmy Barkan has changed and added postures from other styles of yoga. Postures practiced in this class maintain a basic format offering structure and continuity. However, various sections of the class change from day to day according to the area of the body the teacher chooses to target. For example, one day during the floor section of the class we may feature backbends, another day hip openers, and another day leg stretches. 

Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Barkan

Jimmy Barkan

Barkan Method
Jimmy Barkan is a master yoga teacher certified by Ghosh’s College of India, Calcutta, India in 1981. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, practicing long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy began his yoga career under the guidance and wisdom of Bikram Choudhury and was honored when he became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sun Room

4:15pm

Pure Action with Jeff Chen
Limited Capacity seats available

PURE Action's mission is to connect the benefits of yoga to mainstream medicine through research and education. Formed in 2010 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we have funded several research studies that we will discuss and share with you. Several of these involve Hot Yoga, including our recent "Bikram Yoga Heart Study," which compared the benefits of heated (105 degrees) and nonheated (75 degrees) protocols. Great for teachers, studio owners, and anyone interested in why Hot Yoga works!

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey Chen

Jeffrey Chen

PURE Action
After my first class in New York City in April 2000, I realized that yoga was much more than stretching and breathing. Bikram Yoga is tough! The physical intensity, focus and concentration improved my kendo practice (Japanese sword), while whittling away the aches and pains I had learned to live with. | After 19 years of working the financial industry, I attended Bikram’s Teacher Training in the fall of 2008. I am fascinated with the... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Moon Room

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Thursday March 30, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sun Room

7:30pm

Dinner Party hosted by Jimmy, Radha, and Emily L.
Come and gather for dinner with the yoga family. All are invited to an infomal gathering at a local restaurant. Some of the leaders and Icons in our Hot Yoga Community will be offering a toast to acknowledge the coming together of our yoga tribe. Come with friends, or alone. Each table will pick its own bill. Sitting limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Thursday March 30 dinner is hosted by Jimmy Barkan, Siri Om Kuar, and Emily Longfellow

We will be gathering at:
Guapo's Mexican Restaurant
located at the American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814


Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Barkan

Jimmy Barkan

Barkan Method
Jimmy Barkan is a master yoga teacher certified by Ghosh’s College of India, Calcutta, India in 1981. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, practicing long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy began his yoga career under the guidance and wisdom of Bikram Choudhury and was honored when he became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since... Read More →
avatar for Radha Garcia

Radha Garcia

owner, Boulder Bikram Yoga
In 1968, while in college in Madison, Wisconsin, Radha Garcia started practicing Hatha Yoga and meditation with a book. Shortly after, she studied and taught with her first living yoga teacher in San Rafael, California. In 1994 she graduated from Bikram Choudhury's first 3 month long teachers training course.  She has been teaching yoga for 45 years. Radha’s favorite role in this life is being a mother of 3 children and a grandmother of 2... Read More →
avatar for Emily Longfellow

Emily Longfellow

Vimana Yoga
Emily Longfellow is the co-founder of Vimana Yoga in Basalt, and Carbondale Colorado. She started teaching yoga in 1996 after taking the fourth 500 hour certification from the Yoga College of India. She then went on to open studios in Aspen, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs Colorado. She’s always believed that the best teacher is also the best student, so she has immersed herself in the healing arts for the past twenty years. She has been... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Guapo's Restaurant 8130 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda Md 20814
 
Friday, March 31
 

7:00am

Meditation with Esak
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come be still and listen as we start the day with a straight spine and open heart. In this seated meditation session we will practice stilling the mind and following the breathing. Esak has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and has been guided and inspired by Korean Zen Buddhism, Goenka Vipassana, Kriya breathing, Conscious Breathing/Rebirthing (as taught by Leonard Orr), and Bhakti devotional meditations. In these morning meditation sessions, Esak will spend the first 10-15 minutes guiding morning meditators with some simple words and ideas to focus on. The remaining 45 minutes will be spent in silence whereby we can support eachother's journey inward with our silent presence.  Meditators are wellcome to stay the whole time or for part of the time. The doors are open for our guests to silently come in and go out as desired. Please bring your own meditation pillows, chairs or bankets as needed. Yoga blocks will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Moon Room

7:00am

Bikram Yoga with Mardy Chen
Limited Capacity seats available

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class, 90 minutes, 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises.  All levels welcome!

Presenters
avatar for Mardy Chen

Mardy Chen

PURE Action
Mardy has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 1998 and received her certification from Bikram Yoga College of India in the Spring of 2002. She opened our original Westlake (Davenport) location in 2003, Downtown in 2009, Cedar Park in 2010, and is excited about our newest South Austin location. Mardy is dedicated to bringing Bikram Yoga, the original “Hot Yoga,” to Austin in its purest form. The greatest reward of being a studio owner is... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
Sun Room

8:00am

Hot Yoga Today - The rise and fall and rise again of our Sacred teachings from Bengal! with Jimmy Barkan
Limited Capacity seats available

Jimmy talks about his personal relationship with Bikram and the early days! 
In this presentation Jimmy will cover Bikram Yoga's history and the damage of Bikram and Hot Yoga due to recent events and finally the rise again of a Hot Yoga community coming together in support of each other. 

Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Barkan

Jimmy Barkan

Barkan Method
Jimmy Barkan is a master yoga teacher certified by Ghosh’s College of India, Calcutta, India in 1981. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, practicing long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy began his yoga career under the guidance and wisdom of Bikram Choudhury and was honored when he became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Lilac Room

8:15am

Buti Yoga with Emily Vendemmia
Limited Capacity filling up

A slightly heated (80°) 60 minute beginner's class designed for WOMEN ONLY. 
BUTI's signature movements fuse yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics; and functions as the core of our wellness approach. Derived from the Marathi word Buti meaning “the cure to something hidden or kept secret,” our goal is to guide women through movement and wellness that supports the female spirit — transforming lives from the inside-out. 


Presenters
avatar for Emily Vendemmia

Emily Vendemmia

Owner, Emily Vendemmia
| Emily Vendemmia, a Maryland native and mother of two, is Co-Owner of three yoga studios in Annapolis and Crofton with her husband, Philip. After building a successful massage therapy and esthetics business from 1999 to 2007, she and Philip opened their first yoga studio in Severna Park. While she enjoyed practicing and teaching yoga, Emily's main passion and focus from 2007 - 2011 was the Yoga Asana Championship sponsored... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 8:15am - 9:45am
Moon Room

8:15am

Ayurveda with Katelynn
Limited Capacity seats available

The Psychospiritual Nature of the Body Types 
An Ayurvedic healing practice + discussion

What is Ayurveda, and how can understanding of this ancient body of knowledge enhance our psycho-spiritual lives? How are the doshas, the presiding forces that protect and balance our mind-body-spirit-beings alive in each one of us?  In this brief introductory level session, we'll begin with a prana meditation followed by a discussion on the Ayurvedic perspective of psychospiritual nature of the body types.  We'll explore the doshas effects on the emotional, thinking body and how "emotional indigestion" manifests.  Lastly, we'll discuss what we can do to prevent and treat emotional imbalances based on the tri-doshic theory.





Presenters
avatar for Katelynn Ingersoll

Katelynn Ingersoll

Half Moon Ayurveda
Katelynn is a yoga instructor and practitioner of Ayurveda and completed her Ayurvedic studies program at the Ayurvedic Institute (New Mexico) in 2012 under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad. Since then, she has continued to study extensively with leaders in the field of Ayurveda in clinical and intensive settings such as Dr. Claudia Welch’s menthorship program and a Gurukula setting with Dr. Lad in Pune, India. She is the director of Bikram... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 8:15am - 9:45am
Ballroom

8:45am

Vimana Yoga with Emily Longfellow
Limited Capacity seats available

Beginning Vimana: Rooted in the rythem of the 26 and 2; this practice brings in the other beginning postures from Krishnamacharya, and Para Yoga. Explore the fundamentals of less familiar postures while practicing your favorites. Learn pranayama, Viloma, and Nadi Sodhana to balance your nervous system. Expect to practice twists, laterals, and counter pose as you get exposed to beginning flow. Learn how to use A-symmetry to heal old injuries, and Dynamic Movement with Breath (D.M.B.) to clear the body, as well as the mind. We will close the class with a short Sun Moon meditation that you can integrate into your own practice.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Longfellow

Emily Longfellow

Vimana Yoga
Emily Longfellow is the co-founder of Vimana Yoga in Basalt, and Carbondale Colorado. She started teaching yoga in 1996 after taking the fourth 500 hour certification from the Yoga College of India. She then went on to open studios in Aspen, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs Colorado. She’s always believed that the best teacher is also the best student, so she has immersed herself in the healing arts for the past twenty years. She has been... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
Sun Room

9:45am

How to Lead a Yoga Retreat with Hargobind
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the process of running your own retreats and events from the cofounder of casa om. Having helped plan more than 150 yoga retreats worlwide, Hargobind will share thoughts on food, travel, scheduling, budgeting, entertainment and the magic that makes yoga retreats so special.

Presenters
avatar for Hargobind Khalsa

Hargobind Khalsa

Cofounder, One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
The key to yoga practice is to stay inspired. Whatever it takes to get you motivated. That can be people, gatherings, life changing events or the unknown. But if you stay inspired, anything is possible. One Fire Fest is the first of its kind. And the first one is the best one!


Friday March 31, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Lilac Room

10:00am

Origins of Bikram & Ghosh Yoga with Ida and Scott
Limited Capacity filling up

From therapeutic roots, Bikram Yoga developed out of a larger system of exercises, asanas and bodybuilding practices in the Ghosh Lineage. Explore the history of this yoga lineage through its many significant teachers and branches.

Presenters
avatar for Ida Jo

Ida Jo

Ghosh Yoga
Ida Jo is the co-author of the Ghosh Yoga Practice Manuals. She is twice certified certified by Ghosh lineage master Tony Sanchez, having trained in both his Intermediate and Advanced yoga systems. She is also certified in Therapeutic Yoga by Ghosh's Yoga College in Kolkata, India and works as an ambassador to Ghosh's Yoga College, working closely with Muktamala Mitra, granddaughter of Bishnu Ghosh. She has extensive... Read More →
avatar for Scott Lamps

Scott Lamps

Ghosh Yoga
Scott Lamps is the co-author of the Ghosh Yoga Practice Manuals. He is twice certified by Ghosh lineage master Tony Sanchez, having trained in both his Intermediate and Advanced yoga systems. He is also certified in Therapeutic Yoga by Ghosh's Yoga College in Kolkata, India. Additionally he has done groundbreaking research in the Ghosh lineage, editing and publishing works by Buddha Bose and Gouri Shankar Mukerji. Lamps is a... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Moon Room

10:00am

Beyond Asana: The Yoga of Conscious Connection with Craig Villani
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga is the practice of presence. Hatha yoga is a traditional healing modality that utilizes the physical body as a preparatory vehicle for self-observation and potential transformation. It was developed as a practical means to understand and navigate the subtle anatomy of mind. And also to support the invention of yoga pants and green juice.

This spectacular experience will provide a transformative blueprint to evolve your physical practice and optimize the Human Operating System. Through pattern recognition and conscious connection, we will balance the wisdom of an ancient art with the most innovative discoveries of modern science to integrate body, mind, and breath.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Villani

Craig Villani

Director, Raja Yoga Academy
Craig Villani has been teaching yoga since 1999 and served for nearly a decade as International Director of Education and Teacher Training for the Bikram Yoga College of India. Throughout his tenure, he guided thousands of instructors and facilitators through one of the most challenging and effective hatha yoga teacher training programs in the world. He has led thousands of classes and hundreds of seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, and... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Ballroom

10:30am

Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa
Limited Capacity seats available

The Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa Class incorporates Asanas from our lineage in Calcutta into a “Vinyasa” (continuous flow) style adding Upper and Downward Dogs throughout. Hot Vinyasa is a vigorous class, combining upper body strength, flexibility and cardio and is designed for students of all levels (beginner friendly) seeking a challenge. The magic of this class is that everyone is practicing the same posture at different levels of ability and there is an exact position for everyone at every level. Time to Cowboy up!

Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Barkan

Jimmy Barkan

Barkan Method
Jimmy Barkan is a master yoga teacher certified by Ghosh’s College of India, Calcutta, India in 1981. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of yoga in the United States, practicing long before yoga became popular and mainstream. Jimmy began his yoga career under the guidance and wisdom of Bikram Choudhury and was honored when he became known as Bikram’s Most Senior Teacher, an accomplishment very few have since... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sun Room

11:30am

Shapeshifting with Mary Jarvis
Limited Capacity filling up

Presenters
avatar for Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis ShapeShifting, Yoga Workshops, Seminars
Mary Jarvis is one of the most senior teachers in the Hot Yoga world.She travels the world giving Yoga Workshops , Seminars and Yoga ShapeShifting Retreats. Her depth and breadth of knowledge have gained her a reputation for training world champion athletes as well as helping people use yoga asana to heal injuries. Her workshops are a creative exploration of techniques and postures. She will often use yogis she has trained to demonstrate... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Lilac Room

11:45am

Unleash Your purpose with Hargobind Khalsa
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 90 minute workshop we follow a step by step process to transform ideas into reality. After discovering your passions and skills, you will craft a purpose driven mission statement which will act as a guide for your life. Empowered by purpose you will then take time to realistically look at the effort required to manifest dreams and bring life to your ideas.  I have used this process to build yoga studios, start festivals and a hotel. It has been so rewarding to share the process with others to bring positive change in their lives. I am excited to share the process with you! Bring a notebook and something to write with.


Presenters
avatar for Hargobind Khalsa

Hargobind Khalsa

Cofounder, One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
The key to yoga practice is to stay inspired. Whatever it takes to get you motivated. That can be people, gatherings, life changing events or the unknown. But if you stay inspired, anything is possible. One Fire Fest is the first of its kind. And the first one is the best one!


Friday March 31, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Moon Room

12:30pm

USA Yoga Intermediate Class with Garland
Limited Capacity seats available

Garland will lead an intermediate yoga class highlighting competition postures from USA Yoga.  This is a fun and informative class she has created based on her work with competition training, the 84 asana advanced series, and USA Yoga's competition rules and format.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about intermediate and advanced postures, the competition, and how to take your yoga practice to the next level!

Presenters
avatar for Garland Hume

Garland Hume

Bikram Yoga Richmond
Garland Hume started her yoga journey in January of 2007 with her first class at Bikram Yoga Richmond.  Immediately she fell in love with the practice and 9 months later attended the Bikram Teacher Training in Hawaii.  She taught full time for three years until she became co-owner and director of Bikram Yoga Richmond in 2010.  She loves running her yoga schools and considers it the best job in the world!  Teaching... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Sun Room

1:30pm

Fluid Yoga® Vinyasa Class Kevan Gale and Betty Riaz ( live music set by Tessa Elaina)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

FLUID YOGA® VINYASA CLASS

In this Fluid Yoga class, we will dynamically link the flowing nature of the breath with mindful, continual movement and creative sequencing. This heat-building vinyasa flow will not only increase strength and flexibility, but also train the mind to be more content and relaxed throughout the most difficult challenges on and off the mat. 

Using the classical elements as inspiration, we will become grounded and refine our balance with the earth, explore flowing movement and grace in the manner of water, ignite fire within our bodies through core strengthening and detoxification, and empower the air flowing within us through breath control and mind training.  All classes end with a guided savasana, to embrace our space element and rejuvenate the spirit.  The ultimate goal is for students to leave class feeling peaceful, powerful and full of bliss.

 


Presenters
avatar for Tessa Elaina

Tessa Elaina

Singer, Composer, www.TessaElaina.com
Tessa Elaina is a singer and composer of inspirational music. Her voice carries the essence of her heart and soul, and with this gift she weaves divine mantra into song. The world of mantra music and the personal practices of yoga and meditation have been essential not only to the evolution of her sound and performance, but transformational to her health and well–being. The depth of Tessa’s experience translates into a wealth of... Read More →
avatar for Kevan Gale

Kevan Gale

Stil Studio
Kevan Gale is co-owner of Stil Studio in Dedham, MA, and established Fluid Yoga enrichment programs to help those pursuing dynamic happiness in life and work. His own “dynamic happiness” owes much to his role as husband to wife Stacy and father to three wonderful children; his passion for swimming, cycling and yoga; and his development as a burgeoning photographer. Kevan’s teachings are... Read More →
avatar for Betty Riaz

Betty Riaz

Stil Studio
Betty Riaz believes that life’s imperfections are a catalyst for change, and that by seeking out and embracing the beauty of everyday chaos, we can challenge our mindfulness practices on and off the mat. Since 2009, when she transformed from fashionista to “yogaista” and co-founded Stil Studio in greater Boston, Betty has been on a mission to change her perception of the world and help others reach their greatest... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Moon Room

2:00pm

We Are Yoga Presents: Battle Asana
Limited Capacity seats available

Battle Asana is a game created to progress the sport of yoga and the yogi lifestyle in a fun and exciting way. We Battle for our mission to spread yoga, raise awareness, and keep yogis thriving! In addition, we generate funds to support charities selected by each participating yogi.

RULES FOR BATTLE ASANA
The rules are basic. One yogi (player) sets a pose by doing a particular yoga pose of their choice. If the pose is not landed another player attempts to set a pose. Once a pose has been set (landed), the other player(s) must respond by doing the same pose in their first try. If they make it the game continues and switches to the other player’s turn. If they miss it, they get a letter, starting with Y, and player A continues setting the next posture. When a player has missed four postures, spelling Y-O-G-A, the battle is over and that players is out. No pose may be set more than once by the same person and a yogi defending on their last letter may receive two attempts at that pose. The last yogi standing is declared the winner.

Battlers:
Gloria Suen
Garland Hume
Emily Longfellow
Laura Cryan
Hargobind Khalsa
Zeb Homison
Julian Garcia
Gabriel Tavera


Presenters
avatar for William Jones

William Jones

We Are Yoga
Will Jones and wife, Erika, created We Are Yoga as an alternative and progressive yoga brand to represent the collective and inclusive nature of yoga. Their focus is on supporting students, teachers, schools, athletic organizations and spreading awareness of yoga in everyday life to promote health and wellness. In part with their brand, they have built a thriving yoga school in Ormond Beach FL, and design comfortable yoga apparel and equipment... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lilac Room

2:00pm

Traditional 26 Masterclass with Craig Villani
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Experience a comprehensive immersion in the Therapeutic Core 26. The masterclass will cover asana biomechanics, breath awareness, and the mindful application of form as a means to achieve greater presence, both on and off the yoga mat.

Prizes will potentially be awarded for the most innovative and coordinated yoga ensembles.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Villani

Craig Villani

Director, Raja Yoga Academy
Craig Villani has been teaching yoga since 1999 and served for nearly a decade as International Director of Education and Teacher Training for the Bikram Yoga College of India. Throughout his tenure, he guided thousands of instructors and facilitators through one of the most challenging and effective hatha yoga teacher training programs in the world. He has led thousands of classes and hundreds of seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, and... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun Room

3:15pm

XY Yoga Sculpt Class with Emily Vendemmia
XY Sculpt is high-intensity interval training (HIIT) using plyometrics and yoga postures.HIIT kicks the body into a heightened metabolic state + optimizes the body's ability to burn fat through maximum heart rate + maximum effort. 

Presenters
avatar for Emily Vendemmia

Emily Vendemmia

Owner, Emily Vendemmia
| Emily Vendemmia, a Maryland native and mother of two, is Co-Owner of three yoga studios in Annapolis and Crofton with her husband, Philip. After building a successful massage therapy and esthetics business from 1999 to 2007, she and Philip opened their first yoga studio in Severna Park. While she enjoyed practicing and teaching yoga, Emily's main passion and focus from 2007 - 2011 was the Yoga Asana Championship sponsored... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Moon Room

4:30pm

PURE Action Presents: YOGA TALK
Please join us Friday, March 31, 2017 to learn about the healing power of yoga as medicine. Yoga Talk is a variety show of trending topics related to yoga that are shared by a spectrum experts. Inspired by TEDx talks, you don't want to miss this special event! Questions can be sent to info@pureaction.org. We look forward to seeing you there and coming together to heal the world with yoga!

YogaTalk Presenters:
Jeanne Ellen Heaton​
Annie Truax
Loriana Hernandez​
Barry Peterson​
Georgine  Hodgkinson​
Julian Garcia​
Ida Jo​
Scott Lamps​
Barbara Dugan​
Jasmine Gercke​ 


Pure Action Staff:
Jeff Chen, Executive Director
Mardy Chen, Founder
Dr. Stacy Hunter, Ph.D., Research Director
Tedd Li, Community Programs Director 
Lindsey Stanley, Development Director 

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey Chen

Jeffrey Chen

PURE Action
After my first class in New York City in April 2000, I realized that yoga was much more than stretching and breathing. Bikram Yoga is tough! The physical intensity, focus and concentration improved my kendo practice (Japanese sword), while whittling away the aches and pains I had learned to live with. | After 19 years of working the financial industry, I attended Bikram’s Teacher Training in the fall of 2008. I am fascinated with the... Read More →
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Mardy Chen

PURE Action
Mardy has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 1998 and received her certification from Bikram Yoga College of India in the Spring of 2002. She opened our original Westlake (Davenport) location in 2003, Downtown in 2009, Cedar Park in 2010, and is excited about our newest South Austin location. Mardy is dedicated to bringing Bikram Yoga, the original “Hot Yoga,” to Austin in its purest form. The greatest reward of being a studio owner is... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Ballroom

7:00pm

Intimate Acoustic Live Set Ida Jo
Join Ida Jo for an intimate acoustic set. A violinist since the age of 7 she has released six full-length records. Ida Jo employs a seldom heard technique that is the combination of a folk fiddle style called "chopping" and her extensive classical training. Her music is a blend of folk, rock and gospel. 

Presenters
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Ida Jo

Ghosh Yoga
Ida Jo is the co-author of the Ghosh Yoga Practice Manuals. She is twice certified certified by Ghosh lineage master Tony Sanchez, having trained in both his Intermediate and Advanced yoga systems. She is also certified in Therapeutic Yoga by Ghosh's Yoga College in Kolkata, India and works as an ambassador to Ghosh's Yoga College, working closely with Muktamala Mitra, granddaughter of Bishnu Ghosh. She has extensive... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Ballroom

7:30pm

Guitar set with Tessa Elaina
With two guitars and one voice that carries the essence of her heart and soul, Tessa Elaina will weave lyric and mantra together in song and chant. With hints of jazz, blues, and pop, this is an experience for listening, singing along, and maybe even dancing!

Presenters
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Tessa Elaina

Singer, Composer, www.TessaElaina.com
Tessa Elaina is a singer and composer of inspirational music. Her voice carries the essence of her heart and soul, and with this gift she weaves divine mantra into song. The world of mantra music and the personal practices of yoga and meditation have been essential not only to the evolution of her sound and performance, but transformational to her health and well–being. The depth of Tessa’s experience translates into a wealth of... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom

8:00pm

Dinner Party at Lebanese Taverna, hosted by Craig Villani, Mardy & Jeff Chen
Come and gather for dinner with the yoga family. All are invited to an infomal gathering at a local restaurant. Some of the leaders and Icons in our Hot Yoga Community will be offering a toast to acknowledge the coming together of our yoga tribe. Come with friends, or alone. Each table will pick its own bill. Sitting limited, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

On Friday March 31 dinner is hosted by Craig Villani, Mardy & Jeff Chen

We will be gathering at: 
Lebanese Taverna
Bethesdar Row
7141 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

Presenters
avatar for Jeffrey Chen

Jeffrey Chen

PURE Action
After my first class in New York City in April 2000, I realized that yoga was much more than stretching and breathing. Bikram Yoga is tough! The physical intensity, focus and concentration improved my kendo practice (Japanese sword), while whittling away the aches and pains I had learned to live with. | After 19 years of working the financial industry, I attended Bikram’s Teacher Training in the fall of 2008. I am fascinated with the... Read More →
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Mardy Chen

PURE Action
Mardy has been practicing Bikram Yoga since 1998 and received her certification from Bikram Yoga College of India in the Spring of 2002. She opened our original Westlake (Davenport) location in 2003, Downtown in 2009, Cedar Park in 2010, and is excited about our newest South Austin location. Mardy is dedicated to bringing Bikram Yoga, the original “Hot Yoga,” to Austin in its purest form. The greatest reward of being a studio owner is... Read More →
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Siri Om Kaur Khalsa

One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
Siri Om was born into a family of yoginis and her teaching style is expressive of the depth of her knowledge and lifelong experience in the principles and practices of yoga. She studied with Bikram Chaudhoury extensively since 1995 in Los Angeles at the Yoga College of India and is photo featured several times in “Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class” instructional book. She practices daily and has consistently taught Bikram Yoga since... Read More →
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Craig Villani

Director, Raja Yoga Academy
Craig Villani has been teaching yoga since 1999 and served for nearly a decade as International Director of Education and Teacher Training for the Bikram Yoga College of India. Throughout his tenure, he guided thousands of instructors and facilitators through one of the most challenging and effective hatha yoga teacher training programs in the world. He has led thousands of classes and hundreds of seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, and... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lebanese Taverna Bethesda Row, 7141 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 2081
 
Saturday, April 1
 

7:00am

Meditation with Esak
Limited Capacity filling up

Come be still and listen as we start the day with a straight spine and open heart. In this seated meditation session we will practice stilling the mind and following the breathing. Esak has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and has been guided and inspired by Korean Zen Buddhism, Goenka Vipassana, Kriya breathing, Conscious Breathing/Rebirthing (as taught by Leonard Orr), and Bhakti devotional meditations. In these morning meditation sessions, Esak will spend the first 10-15 minutes guiding morning meditators with some simple words and ideas to focus on. The remaining 45 minutes will be spent in silence whereby we can support eachother's journey inward with our silent presence.  Meditators are wellcome to stay the whole time or for part of the time. The doors are open for our guests to silently come in and go out as desired. Please bring your own meditation pillows, chairs or bankets as needed. Yoga blocks will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Moon Room

7:00am

Bikram Yoga with Radha Garcia
Limited Capacity seats available

Radha Garcia was one of 35 students in Bikram's first teacher training in 1994. She has owned and opperated her Bikram yoga studio in Boulder, Colorado since then. Further, now in her mid 60s, Radha still practices Bikram yoga nearly every day. This is a traditional 90 minute Bikram Yoga class that will communicate the techniques taught to Radha from Bikram. Radha does not teach from Bikram's dialogue, as she was trained before the dialogue was written. Students are sure to gain insight in this class from one of the longest standing Bikram yoga teachers. 

Presenters
avatar for Radha Garcia

Radha Garcia

owner, Boulder Bikram Yoga
In 1968, while in college in Madison, Wisconsin, Radha Garcia started practicing Hatha Yoga and meditation with a book. Shortly after, she studied and taught with her first living yoga teacher in San Rafael, California. In 1994 she graduated from Bikram Choudhury's first 3 month long teachers training course.  She has been teaching yoga for 45 years. Radha’s favorite role in this life is being a mother of 3 children and a grandmother of 2... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
Sun Room

8:15am

Backbending Workshop with Zeb
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Back-bending is for everyone, not just the super-bendy!  Your spine carries information and energy throughout your entire body.  It's pretty important.  In fact, it's one of the keys to the kingdom of health.  But don't worry, we're not just going to sit around and talk about it.  Join Zeb and explore your spine in this fun, fast paced class and discover how you can begin to create more strength and flexibility as you bend over backwards.  

Presenters
avatar for Zeb Homison

Zeb Homison

Yoga Factory
Yoga is for everyone. It is a science developed to maintain and help heal the human body and mind. A Pittsburgh native, Zeb studied yoga all over the world. After his intensive, nine week teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in Honolulu, Hawaii, Zeb set out to travel and bring the gift of yoga, of health, to as many people and places as possible. From the beaches of Mexico, all throughout the United States, Australia, and Southeast Asia, each... Read More →



Saturday April 1, 2017 8:15am - 9:45am
Moon Room

8:30am

The Original Hot Yoga Association Presentation with Val Sklar Robinson
Limited Capacity seats available

The Original Hot Yoga Association is a positive path forward for Bikram yoga studios.  The mission is to unite, support and promote original hot yoga. Please come and learn more about our studio directory, teacher directory, endorsed teacher trainings and calendar of events for seminars, retreats and workshops. 

Presenters
avatar for Val Sklar

Val Sklar

Hot Yoga Pasadena
Val Sklar Robinson began Bikram Yoga in 1996 after developing arthritis from a teen hip injury.  The yoga became a powerful to help her feel better and aided in putting off a hip replacement for 15 years instead of the 5 predicted by doctors. Val attended Bikram's Teacher Training in LA in 1998 and opened Hot Yoga Pasadena (formerly Bikram Yoga Pasadena) later that year.  Val also studied Astanga yoga for 6 years in the middle of her 20... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

8:45am

Fierce Grace - Deep Core Stretch with Michele Pernetta
Limited Capacity seats available

Suitable for beginners and advanced students alike, this is a floor-based, alignment class. Motivating and deeply relaxing the stretches allow us to drop any desire to “perform” and connect deeply with body and breath. Designed to realign postural issues and release stress, the slower pace allows time to work with injuries, learn correct alignment and work on flexibility of hips, pelvis and legs.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Pernetta

Michele Pernetta

Fierce Grace
Michele is a Yoga Alliance Accredited Senior Yoga Teacher with 23 years teaching experience, a Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher, Bikram Senior teacher and a Black Belt Martial Artist giving her over 27 years experience in working with the body. She has judged International Yoga Championships, and brought Bikram Yoga to the UK in 1994. She launched her long awaited yoga system Fierce Grace in 2013 and this ground-breaking 6 class system has been... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 8:45am - 10:15am
Sun Room

10:00am

Inversion Workshop: with Francisco and Emily
Limited Capacity filling up

Inversion Workshop: Come get upside down with Francisco and Emily as they share the techniques to a successful inversion practice. Learn the masculine and feminine approach and find your perfect balance. Be prepared to try new things;  learn the secrets to getting safe lift off, while building strength to achieve your yoga goals. Recommend for people who are super bendy like Emily, and people who are not as bendy too. Anyone who wants to do a handstand should be here! And anyone else who just wants to play and explore, you should come too!

Presenters
avatar for Emily Longfellow

Emily Longfellow

Vimana Yoga
Emily Longfellow is the co-founder of Vimana Yoga in Basalt, and Carbondale Colorado. She started teaching yoga in 1996 after taking the fourth 500 hour certification from the Yoga College of India. She then went on to open studios in Aspen, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs Colorado. She’s always believed that the best teacher is also the best student, so she has immersed herself in the healing arts for the past twenty years. She has been... Read More →
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Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Synergy Partner Yoga, Synergy Teacher Training, Open Heart Journey co-founder
Francisco Morales-Bermudez, began yoga practice with his mother and sister. He witnessed the amazing healing effect of yoga asana on people from all walks. | | Born in Lima, Peru, he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer and becoming intrigued with healing arts. He received scholarship offers to wrestle in college & was on the University of Miami (Fl.) Rugby team. | | After college he worked as a lobbyist and educator in Washington... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Moon Room

10:30am

Yin & the Yoga Sutras with Maryam Ovissi
Limited Capacity filling up


Yin Yoga offers the practitioner a powerful method to get into corners of the breath, body, and mind.  Through a unique blending of fascial rewinding and sitting in stillness, this practice will invite space unlike anything you have experienced before.  Ultimately, all of Yoga has one intention, to support the practitioners' journey to the integrated whole peaceful Self! As the main philosophical Text of yoga, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, also invites a similar  inner contemplation as in Yin. The philosophy of yoga will be sprinkled through out the practice to invite an inner dialogue to support clearing the clutter and making space to see clearly and make wise decisions (who doesn't want that) :-) !

Join Maryam for sweet morning class that will utilize the method of Yin Yoga and illuminate a few keys concept from the Yoga Sutras.

Presenters
avatar for Maryam Ovissi

Maryam Ovissi

Beloved Yoga
Maryam Ovissi believes, "Yoga is the most powerful system that gives power back to the indivdual to find their freedom, moving from the inside- consciousness!" Maryam has had the honor to be the owner and director of BelovedYoga- a flow based yoga studio and wellness center located in Reston and Great Falls, Virginia, for over 10 years. BelovedYoga has been a powerful nucleus in Reston & Great Falls for over 9 years, partnering with... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

10:30am

Epic Class with Mary Jarvis
Limited Capacity filling up

Presenters
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Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis ShapeShifting, Yoga Workshops, Seminars
Mary Jarvis is one of the most senior teachers in the Hot Yoga world.She travels the world giving Yoga Workshops , Seminars and Yoga ShapeShifting Retreats. Her depth and breadth of knowledge have gained her a reputation for training world champion athletes as well as helping people use yoga asana to heal injuries. Her workshops are a creative exploration of techniques and postures. She will often use yogis she has trained to demonstrate... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 1:30pm
Sun Room

11:45am

Theme Weaving Presentation with Siri Om
Limited Capacity seats available

a how to guide to tell stories and add depth to teaching. 

Presenters
avatar for Siri Om Kaur Khalsa

Siri Om Kaur Khalsa

One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
Siri Om was born into a family of yoginis and her teaching style is expressive of the depth of her knowledge and lifelong experience in the principles and practices of yoga. She studied with Bikram Chaudhoury extensively since 1995 in Los Angeles at the Yoga College of India and is photo featured several times in “Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class” instructional book. She practices daily and has consistently taught Bikram Yoga since... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Moon Room

12:15pm

Successful Studio Branding and Business with Michele Pernetta and Jack Westerholt
Limited Capacity seats available

Fierce Grace founder shares her experience and journey.

Presenters
avatar for Michele Pernetta

Michele Pernetta

Fierce Grace
Michele is a Yoga Alliance Accredited Senior Yoga Teacher with 23 years teaching experience, a Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher, Bikram Senior teacher and a Black Belt Martial Artist giving her over 27 years experience in working with the body. She has judged International Yoga Championships, and brought Bikram Yoga to the UK in 1994. She launched her long awaited yoga system Fierce Grace in 2013 and this ground-breaking 6 class system has been... Read More →
avatar for Jack Westerholt

Jack Westerholt

The Richards Group
In the fall of 2001, Jack took his first yoga class with his wife, Kelly. He left feeling invigorated, inspired and transformed. Three years later – in the summer of 2004, he completed Bikram’s 500-hour teacher training. Since then, he’s taught at various studios in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. In addition to Bikram, Jack has studied directly with Dharma Mittra and Beryl Bender Birch. In 2007, he began a... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

1:30pm

Important Yoga Tips to stay injury-free by Donna Rubin
Limited Capacity seats available

We will go through the postures highlighting where yogis tend to make the most common mistakes both as beginners and long time practitioners.

Presenters
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Donna Rubin

Bikram Yoga NYC
Donna Rubin is a co-founder and instructor at Bikram Yoga NYC. She has been teaching the Bikram method for 17 years and is certified in both Bikram Yoga and Ishta Yoga. As a former professional dancer, Donna performed with the National Ballet of Canada, in the role of Meg Giry in the original Canadian company of Phantom of the Opera and later made her Broadway debut in Carousel at Lincoln Center.Donna was fortunate to discover the amazing... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Moon Room

2:00pm

Synergy Movement with Jonal
Limited Capacity seats available

Synergy Movement is a practice designed to build strength, endurance, and dynamic movement in a smart & healing manner. The roots of this practice is martial arts & yoga principles. Jonal, Director of the Synergy Movement program will be leading this awesome class. Be prepared to hear your heart beat!

Presenters
avatar for Jonal Lartigue

Jonal Lartigue

Jonal Lartigue
Jonal Lartigue is a martial artist and movement enthusiast who has over a 15 years of experience teaching people to explore the body's potential. Jonal teaches Synergy Movement classes at Hot Yoga Capitol Hill in DC and at the International Capoeira Angola Foundation.


Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sun Room

2:00pm

Raw Prana with Khepra Anu
Limited Capacity seats available

As a yoga practitioner for 15 years and raw vegan for 17 years Khepra will present ideas on optimizing your yoga practice with diet.  Some concepts we will explore is juice fasting with yoga, the raw food diet, and how often one should practice.  We will also explore nature's cycles and how we should use them in order to create a system that is inline with the cosmos for efficiency, longevity, and success. 

Presenters
avatar for Khepra Anu

Khepra Anu

Raw Food Chef, Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar
As a devoted Raw Foodist, Khepra Anu has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge of the power that the Live Food lifestyle combined with systematic fasting has on the body. Over the past 15 years he has hosted numerous health retreats in the U.S. and internationally, during which he guides participants through his unique approach to repairing and detoxifying the human body through the scientific and mechanical application of coconut water... Read More →



Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

3:15pm

Yoga Philosophy with Jack Westerholt
Limited Capacity seats available

Yoga doesn’t begin when you step on the mat or end in final savasana. It’s a 24/7 proposition. Explore how The Yoga SutrasBhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika apply to your practice both inside and outside the yoga room. Over 2500 years old, the teachings remain fresh, clear and inviting to modern-day seekers.  

Presenters
avatar for Jack Westerholt

Jack Westerholt

The Richards Group
In the fall of 2001, Jack took his first yoga class with his wife, Kelly. He left feeling invigorated, inspired and transformed. Three years later – in the summer of 2004, he completed Bikram’s 500-hour teacher training. Since then, he’s taught at various studios in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. In addition to Bikram, Jack has studied directly with Dharma Mittra and Beryl Bender Birch. In 2007, he began a... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Moon Room

3:15pm

Intermediate Class with Esak Garcia
Limited Capacity filling up

This is a hot 90 minute class that builds on the foundation created by the 26&2 sequence. In this class we will begin to introduce skills, and develop body parts, that are needed for things like arm balancing, leg over the head and lotus. No advanced skills are needed to participate in this class, but comfort with the 26 and a desire to expand is essential. This class is recommended for people who have been practicing Bikram Yoga for over three months and practice at least 3 days a week, or people who have a long term Bikram Yoga practice.

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Sun Room

4:00pm

Leadership Academy: Professional Development and Personal Transformation for Students, Teachers, and Leaders of Yoga with Craig Villani
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover the art of educational leadership and enhance your ability to authentically connect and communicate. Craig will guide you to balance leadership skills, mind-breath awareness, and the relationship between diagnosis and therapy as a practical means to realize your highest potential, both on and off the mat.

Designed specifically for experienced yoga instructors, this unique workshop is open to both teachers and students of all levels attending the One Fire Festival. 

Regrettably, fire-walking will not be offered at the end of the workshop.

Presenters
avatar for Craig Villani

Craig Villani

Director, Raja Yoga Academy
Craig Villani has been teaching yoga since 1999 and served for nearly a decade as International Director of Education and Teacher Training for the Bikram Yoga College of India. Throughout his tenure, he guided thousands of instructors and facilitators through one of the most challenging and effective hatha yoga teacher training programs in the world. He has led thousands of classes and hundreds of seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, and... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

5:00pm

SPA Yoga®: Diving into the Senses with Kevan and Betty
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

SPA Yoga®: Diving into the Senses 

Spa yoga is a slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience based on Fluid Yoga sequencing. By engaging all five of the senses with soft candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists and a renewed awareness of taste (and sometimes chocolate!), Spa aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation. The physical practice takes time to open the body’s subtle energy and prepares students to experience new depths of awareness in an extended, guided Yoga Nidra. 

 


Presenters
avatar for Kevan Gale

Kevan Gale

Stil Studio
Kevan Gale is co-owner of Stil Studio in Dedham, MA, and established Fluid Yoga enrichment programs to help those pursuing dynamic happiness in life and work. His own “dynamic happiness” owes much to his role as husband to wife Stacy and father to three wonderful children; his passion for swimming, cycling and yoga; and his development as a burgeoning photographer. Kevan’s teachings are... Read More →
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Betty Riaz

Stil Studio
Betty Riaz believes that life’s imperfections are a catalyst for change, and that by seeking out and embracing the beauty of everyday chaos, we can challenge our mindfulness practices on and off the mat. Since 2009, when she transformed from fashionista to “yogaista” and co-founded Stil Studio in greater Boston, Betty has been on a mission to change her perception of the world and help others reach their greatest... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Moon Room

5:00pm

Vimana with Emily Longfellow
Limited Capacity seats available

Vinyasa Vimana Style: The Vimana approach to flow holds space for exploring your bodies greatest potential. Through thoughtful progression this sequence will build you from your base up. Each posture will prepare you for the next allowing you to flow with ease through your practice. You will be encouraged to work on strength techniques, or inversions throughout the class. Be ready to practice some of the challenging postures from 'The E84' as the Apex to our sequences. Please know this class is not solely rooted in the physical; so your intention or Sankalpa will play a role in the work we do together. Although this class can be considered one of the more challenging Vimana practices - don't be intimidated! Let Emily show you how to up-level, or down-level a posture so it works for you. This theraputic class is rooted in the balance of your strength, and flexibility; when you have this balance, you have found your stability which is the center of your practice. 

Presenters
avatar for Emily Longfellow

Emily Longfellow

Vimana Yoga
Emily Longfellow is the co-founder of Vimana Yoga in Basalt, and Carbondale Colorado. She started teaching yoga in 1996 after taking the fourth 500 hour certification from the Yoga College of India. She then went on to open studios in Aspen, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs Colorado. She’s always believed that the best teacher is also the best student, so she has immersed herself in the healing arts for the past twenty years. She has been... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sun Room

7:00pm

Dinner Party: Blacks Bar & Kitchen, hosted by Mary, Michelle, Val, Francisco
Come and gather for dinner with the yoga family. All are invited to an infomal gathering at a local restaurant. Some of the leaders and Icons in our Hot Yoga Community will be offering a toast to acknowledge the coming together of our yoga tribe. Come with friends, or alone. Each table will pick its own bill. Sitting limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.

On Saturday April 1, dinner is hosted by Mary Jarvis, Esak Garcia, Michelle Pernetta, Val Sklar

Blacks Bar & Kitchen
7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

3min walk



Presenters
avatar for Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis ShapeShifting, Yoga Workshops, Seminars
Mary Jarvis is one of the most senior teachers in the Hot Yoga world.She travels the world giving Yoga Workshops , Seminars and Yoga ShapeShifting Retreats. Her depth and breadth of knowledge have gained her a reputation for training world champion athletes as well as helping people use yoga asana to heal injuries. Her workshops are a creative exploration of techniques and postures. She will often use yogis she has trained to demonstrate... Read More →
avatar for Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Synergy Partner Yoga, Synergy Teacher Training, Open Heart Journey co-founder
Francisco Morales-Bermudez, began yoga practice with his mother and sister. He witnessed the amazing healing effect of yoga asana on people from all walks. | | Born in Lima, Peru, he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer and becoming intrigued with healing arts. He received scholarship offers to wrestle in college & was on the University of Miami (Fl.) Rugby team. | | After college he worked as a lobbyist and educator in Washington... Read More →
avatar for Michele Pernetta

Michele Pernetta

Fierce Grace
Michele is a Yoga Alliance Accredited Senior Yoga Teacher with 23 years teaching experience, a Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher, Bikram Senior teacher and a Black Belt Martial Artist giving her over 27 years experience in working with the body. She has judged International Yoga Championships, and brought Bikram Yoga to the UK in 1994. She launched her long awaited yoga system Fierce Grace in 2013 and this ground-breaking 6 class system has been... Read More →
avatar for Val Sklar

Val Sklar

Hot Yoga Pasadena
Val Sklar Robinson began Bikram Yoga in 1996 after developing arthritis from a teen hip injury.  The yoga became a powerful to help her feel better and aided in putting off a hip replacement for 15 years instead of the 5 predicted by doctors. Val attended Bikram's Teacher Training in LA in 1998 and opened Hot Yoga Pasadena (formerly Bikram Yoga Pasadena) later that year.  Val also studied Astanga yoga for 6 years in the middle of her 20... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Blacks Bar & Kitchen
 
Sunday, April 2
 

7:00am

Meditation with Esak
Limited Capacity filling up

Come be still and listen as we start the day with a straight spine and open heart. In this seated meditation session we will practice stilling the mind and following the breathing. Esak has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and has been guided and inspired by Korean Zen Buddhism, Goenka Vipassana, Kriya breathing, Conscious Breathing/Rebirthing (as taught by Leonard Orr), and Bhakti devotional meditations. In these morning meditation sessions, Esak will spend the first 10-15 minutes guiding morning meditators with some simple words and ideas to focus on. The remaining 45 minutes will be spent in silence whereby we can support eachother's journey inward with our silent presence.  Meditators are wellcome to stay the whole time or for part of the time. The doors are open for our guests to silently come in and go out as desired. Please bring your own meditation pillows, chairs or bankets as needed. Yoga blocks will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Moon Room

7:00am

Bikram Level II with Zeb
Limited Capacity seats available

Bikram Level II:

Zeb's Level II is a new way to approach your practice, taking the tradition Bikram series to the next level. The event will cover 52 postures from the traditional 84 asanas including:

Arm Balances: Peacock & Crow

Inversions: Headstand & Shoulderstand

Backbends: Pigeon & Dancer

Take your practice to the next level and test your boundaries!


Presenters
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Zeb Homison

Yoga Factory
Yoga is for everyone. It is a science developed to maintain and help heal the human body and mind. A Pittsburgh native, Zeb studied yoga all over the world. After his intensive, nine week teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in Honolulu, Hawaii, Zeb set out to travel and bring the gift of yoga, of health, to as many people and places as possible. From the beaches of Mexico, all throughout the United States, Australia, and Southeast Asia, each... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
Sun Room

8:00am

Marketing for Yoga Businesses with Jack Westerholt
Limited Capacity seats available

No matter the size of your business, you can think and act like a big brand. And you can use your yoga skills to help you succeed. Learn how to find the soul of your brand and make it shine. Jack Westerholt has been practicing Hot Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and other other styles of yoga for over a decade while working in the largest marketing company in the USA, The Richards Group.

Presenters
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Jack Westerholt

The Richards Group
In the fall of 2001, Jack took his first yoga class with his wife, Kelly. He left feeling invigorated, inspired and transformed. Three years later – in the summer of 2004, he completed Bikram’s 500-hour teacher training. Since then, he’s taught at various studios in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. In addition to Bikram, Jack has studied directly with Dharma Mittra and Beryl Bender Birch. In 2007, he began a... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

8:15am

All things Yoga, a discussion with Mary Jarvis
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Mary Jarvis

Mary Jarvis ShapeShifting, Yoga Workshops, Seminars
Mary Jarvis is one of the most senior teachers in the Hot Yoga world.She travels the world giving Yoga Workshops , Seminars and Yoga ShapeShifting Retreats. Her depth and breadth of knowledge have gained her a reputation for training world champion athletes as well as helping people use yoga asana to heal injuries. Her workshops are a creative exploration of techniques and postures. She will often use yogis she has trained to demonstrate... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 8:15am - 10:45am
Moon Room

8:45am

Advanced Class with Esak Garcia, Garland Hume, Emily Longfellow & Zeb Homison
Limited Capacity seats available

Advanced Class:

Join Esak, Zeb, Emily, and Garland as they share the secrets of the rare and elusive "advanced class".  Practice the traditional 84 asanas that form the foundation of the Ghosh Lineage. Since this class is being practiced in 2 hours, make sure you're warmed up before hand, as we will have to move at a fast pace. Practicing the advanced class requires intimate knowledge of the technique and sequencing. If you are not very familiar with the advanced class, you are still welcome to join if you have a very regular and dedicated yoga practice. Here you will have an opportunity to run through the sequence with some very experienced leaders.

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →
avatar for Zeb Homison

Zeb Homison

Yoga Factory
Yoga is for everyone. It is a science developed to maintain and help heal the human body and mind. A Pittsburgh native, Zeb studied yoga all over the world. After his intensive, nine week teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in Honolulu, Hawaii, Zeb set out to travel and bring the gift of yoga, of health, to as many people and places as possible. From the beaches of Mexico, all throughout the United States, Australia, and Southeast Asia, each... Read More →
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Garland Hume

Bikram Yoga Richmond
Garland Hume started her yoga journey in January of 2007 with her first class at Bikram Yoga Richmond.  Immediately she fell in love with the practice and 9 months later attended the Bikram Teacher Training in Hawaii.  She taught full time for three years until she became co-owner and director of Bikram Yoga Richmond in 2010.  She loves running her yoga schools and considers it the best job in the world!  Teaching... Read More →
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Emily Longfellow

Vimana Yoga
Emily Longfellow is the co-founder of Vimana Yoga in Basalt, and Carbondale Colorado. She started teaching yoga in 1996 after taking the fourth 500 hour certification from the Yoga College of India. She then went on to open studios in Aspen, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs Colorado. She’s always believed that the best teacher is also the best student, so she has immersed herself in the healing arts for the past twenty years. She has been... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 8:45am - 10:45am
Sun Room

9:45am

Kundalini Meditations and Kriyas with Hargobind
Limited Capacity seats available


Using the 5 senses with an emphasis on sound, through meditations and kriyas, we will explore a meditative state called shunia. Diving deeper into an experience of the chakras we will look for ways to deepen our meditative states, strengthen our intuition and develop strong trust in ourselves.  The techniques will help us to be strong when we know and inquisitive with the unknown. 

Presenters
avatar for Hargobind Khalsa

Hargobind Khalsa

Cofounder, One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
The key to yoga practice is to stay inspired. Whatever it takes to get you motivated. That can be people, gatherings, life changing events or the unknown. But if you stay inspired, anything is possible. One Fire Fest is the first of its kind. And the first one is the best one!


Sunday April 2, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

11:30am

We Are Yoga Presents: Battle Asana
Limited Capacity seats available

Battle Asana is a game created to progress the sport of yoga and the yogi lifestyle in a fun and exciting way. We Battle for our mission to spread yoga, raise awareness, and keep yogis thriving! In addition, we generate funds to support charities selected by each participating yogi.

RULES FOR BATTLE ASANA
The rules are basic. One yogi (player) sets a pose by doing a particular yoga pose of their choice. If the pose is not landed another player attempts to set a pose. Once a pose has been set (landed), the other player(s) must respond by doing the same pose in their first try. If they make it the game continues and switches to the other player’s turn. If they miss it, they get a letter, starting with Y, and player A continues setting the next posture. When a player has missed four postures, spelling Y-O-G-A, the battle is over and that players is out. No pose may be set more than once by the same person and a yogi defending on their last letter may receive two attempts at that pose. The last yogi standing is declared the winner.

Battlers:
Gloria Suen
Garland Hume
Emily Longfellow
Laura Cryan
Hargobind Khalsa
Zeb Homison
Julian Garcia
Gabriel Tavera 


Presenters
avatar for William Jones

William Jones

We Are Yoga
Will Jones and wife, Erika, created We Are Yoga as an alternative and progressive yoga brand to represent the collective and inclusive nature of yoga. Their focus is on supporting students, teachers, schools, athletic organizations and spreading awareness of yoga in everyday life to promote health and wellness. In part with their brand, they have built a thriving yoga school in Ormond Beach FL, and design comfortable yoga apparel and equipment... Read More →



Sunday April 2, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

11:30am

Fierce Grace with Michele Pernetta
Limited Capacity seats available

A user-friendly but challenging general level class. With hip openers, deep twists, upper body strengtheners, glute and ab toners, this fully rounded workout works 100% of the body. It is a combination of Hatha, Power and Ashtanga yoga, Interval and Core Training and offers peak fitness, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Performed to music the class is designed to develop a sense of enjoyment and freedom and to allow one’s breath and energy to fuel the practise. This class is the centre spoke of all the Fierce Grace system and the class they all originate from. 

Presenters
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Michele Pernetta

Fierce Grace
Michele is a Yoga Alliance Accredited Senior Yoga Teacher with 23 years teaching experience, a Certified Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher, Bikram Senior teacher and a Black Belt Martial Artist giving her over 27 years experience in working with the body. She has judged International Yoga Championships, and brought Bikram Yoga to the UK in 1994. She launched her long awaited yoga system Fierce Grace in 2013 and this ground-breaking 6 class system has been... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Sun Room

11:45am

Capoeira with Francisco Morales-Bermudez & Esak Garcia
Limited Capacity seats available

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian Martial art created by African slaves in Brazil. It combines ritual, with music, dance, acrobatics and self-defence. This workshop will be high-energy, fun, soulful and envigorating. Esak and Francisco each spent many years playing and training Capoeira with world-renound masters from Brazil.

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →
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Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Synergy Partner Yoga, Synergy Teacher Training, Open Heart Journey co-founder
Francisco Morales-Bermudez, began yoga practice with his mother and sister. He witnessed the amazing healing effect of yoga asana on people from all walks. | | Born in Lima, Peru, he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer and becoming intrigued with healing arts. He received scholarship offers to wrestle in college & was on the University of Miami (Fl.) Rugby team. | | After college he worked as a lobbyist and educator in Washington... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Moon Room

1:15pm

Yoga Nidra: The yoga of the heart, with Emily Longfellow
Limited Capacity seats available

Awaken into the fourth dimension as you travel the three stages of consciousness; waking, dreaming, and sleeping. Reprogram your subconscious as Emily guides you through the stages using Kriya yoga techniques, and visualization. This restful practice serves as a tool to change unhelpful mental patterns and wrong self -perception, it even has the ability to heal the effects of trauma. 

Presenters
avatar for Emily Longfellow

Emily Longfellow

Vimana Yoga
Emily Longfellow is the co-founder of Vimana Yoga in Basalt, and Carbondale Colorado. She started teaching yoga in 1996 after taking the fourth 500 hour certification from the Yoga College of India. She then went on to open studios in Aspen, Basalt, and Glenwood Springs Colorado. She’s always believed that the best teacher is also the best student, so she has immersed herself in the healing arts for the past twenty years. She has been... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Insight room Double Tree Bethesda

1:15pm

Masterclass and Q&A with Craig Villani
Limited Capacity seats available

This collaborative foray into the Therapeutic Core 26 will maintain the flow and integrity of the traditional sequence and offer the opportunity for questions and discussion. 

Craig’s infamous, informative, and infinitely entertaining masterclass extravaganza integrates asana biomechanics, breath awareness, and the mindful application of form as a means to achieve greater presence, both on and off the yoga mat.

It will be: Spectacular Spectacular.

Presenters
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Craig Villani

Director, Raja Yoga Academy
Craig Villani has been teaching yoga since 1999 and served for nearly a decade as International Director of Education and Teacher Training for the Bikram Yoga College of India. Throughout his tenure, he guided thousands of instructors and facilitators through one of the most challenging and effective hatha yoga teacher training programs in the world. He has led thousands of classes and hundreds of seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, and... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Sun Room

1:30pm

Synergy Partner Stretching with Francisco Morales-Bermudez
Limited Capacity seats available

Synergy Yoga -  is an art form to cultivate communication, trust, & connection. It consists of therapeutic partner stretching, Thai massage, & play, to open up the body in a creative way. 

Presenters
avatar for Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Francisco Morales-Bermudez

Synergy Partner Yoga, Synergy Teacher Training, Open Heart Journey co-founder
Francisco Morales-Bermudez, began yoga practice with his mother and sister. He witnessed the amazing healing effect of yoga asana on people from all walks. | | Born in Lima, Peru, he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer and becoming intrigued with healing arts. He received scholarship offers to wrestle in college & was on the University of Miami (Fl.) Rugby team. | | After college he worked as a lobbyist and educator in Washington... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Moon Room

2:45pm

Hot Pilates with Hargobind Khalsa
Limited Capacity filling up

Hot Pilates is an extremely challenging full-body workout using Pilates principles. It combines cardio and muscle toning in a heated room.

Presenters
avatar for Hargobind Khalsa

Hargobind Khalsa

Cofounder, One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
The key to yoga practice is to stay inspired. Whatever it takes to get you motivated. That can be people, gatherings, life changing events or the unknown. But if you stay inspired, anything is possible. One Fire Fest is the first of its kind. And the first one is the best one!


Sunday April 2, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Moon Room

4:00pm

Closing Ceremony
Sunday April 2, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun Room

5:15pm

Dinner Party: Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, hosted by Esak, Radha, Hargobind and Siri Om
Come and gather for dinner with the yoga family. All are invited to an infomal gathering at a local restaurant. Some of the leaders and Icons in our Hot Yoga Community will be offering a toast to acknowledge the coming together of our yoga tribe. Come with friends, or alone. Each table will pick its own bill. Sitting limited, on a first-come, first-served basis. 

On Sunday April 2,  dinner is hosted by Radha, Esak, Zeb

 Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 
7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 

4min walk 

Presenters
avatar for Esak Garcia

Esak Garcia

One Fire co-founder
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 23 years. In 2005 Esak became the 1st male champion of the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Since then Esak has been conducting yoga workshops, retreats and trainings internationally. Esak is a founding board-member of USA Yoga, the creator of Jedi Fight Club, creator of the e84 Teacher Training and co-founder of the One Fire Hot Yoga Festival. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over... Read More →
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Radha Garcia

owner, Boulder Bikram Yoga
In 1968, while in college in Madison, Wisconsin, Radha Garcia started practicing Hatha Yoga and meditation with a book. Shortly after, she studied and taught with her first living yoga teacher in San Rafael, California. In 1994 she graduated from Bikram Choudhury's first 3 month long teachers training course.  She has been teaching yoga for 45 years. Radha’s favorite role in this life is being a mother of 3 children and a grandmother of 2... Read More →
avatar for Hargobind Khalsa

Hargobind Khalsa

Cofounder, One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
The key to yoga practice is to stay inspired. Whatever it takes to get you motivated. That can be people, gatherings, life changing events or the unknown. But if you stay inspired, anything is possible. One Fire Fest is the first of its kind. And the first one is the best one!
avatar for Siri Om Kaur Khalsa

Siri Om Kaur Khalsa

One Fire co-founder, Pure Om
Siri Om was born into a family of yoginis and her teaching style is expressive of the depth of her knowledge and lifelong experience in the principles and practices of yoga. She studied with Bikram Chaudhoury extensively since 1995 in Los Angeles at the Yoga College of India and is photo featured several times in “Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class” instructional book. She practices daily and has consistently taught Bikram Yoga since... Read More →


Sunday April 2, 2017 5:15pm - 7:15pm
TBA