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Tennessee Yoga Festival at Rock Castle emphasizes wellness and relaxation


Tennessee Yoga Festival at Rock Castle emphasizes wellness and relaxation

Sumner County Tourism, along with Rommy Kirby, owner of My Hot Yoga Place of Hendersonville, announce the first Tennessee Yoga Festival to be held on the grounds of Historic Rock Castle, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

This event is presented by Salt MedSpa of Hendersonville. MedSpa therapists will be on-site at the event offering mini massage sessions and discussing the ways they can help festival-goers meet their mission of helping the public “Breathe Well, Look Well, and Feel Well,” through their variety of services. They will also be selling aroma therapy products, skin care products, and more.

The schedule of events includes six forty-minute sessions of yoga classes open to all skill levels led by teachers instructing from the Nashville Show Truck stage. The day begins with a Super Beginners Yoga class, followed by Sweet Vinyasa Yoga, Trauma-Conscious Yoga, Beginners Plus Yoga, Yoga Express, and the event closes with an All Level Slow Flow & Guided Relaxation with Drum Circle and Flute Accompaniment. Also at the event, shorter 20-minute workshops will be offered including Buti Yoga, Belly Dancing with Tula Tribe, Qigong, Kids Yoga, Tai Chi, and Chair Yoga (limit 10 people for Chair Yoga).

The first 50 paying customers at the Tennessee Yoga Festival will receive a complimentary ticket to a session of goat yoga led by Shenanigoats of Nashville. Goat yoga is sweeping the nation and it allows yogis to experience the joy and laughter of yoga practice alongside curious and sometimes rambunctious goats! Goat yoga is not included with general admission and only guests with complimentary tickets will be allowed to participate. Tickets cannot be redeemed at a later date and must be used at the time listed on the ticket.

Live musical entertainment will be provided intermittently throughout the day by award-winning musician Gareth Laffely of Gallatin. Laffely is widely recognized for his talents on the Native American flute, as a songwriter, and as a producer. Thomas Orr Anderson will also lead a drum circle at 2:40 p.m. and guests of the festival are welcome to participate. Both Laffely and Anderson will lend their talents to the final yoga session of the day.

Two food trucks, Don Miguel Juicery + Rustic Kitchen and Rakka & Roll of Hendersonville’s Café Rakka, will provide guests with food  options for an additional fee. Don Miguel serves a healthy, delicious Baja Coastal menu with a variety of options including wraps, salads, Acai bowls, fresh juices, and smoothies. Rakka & Roll dishes up fresh Mediterranean food made from scratch. The menu boasts no MSG and is prepared with olive oil, creating foods that not only taste exceptional but promotes healthy living. Guests aged 21 and older can also relax with a local craft brew for sale from Half Batch Brewing of Hendersonville.

Supporting sponsor of the Tennessee Yoga Festival, Juice Bar of Hendersonville, will have a booth at the event selling juice and vitamin shots, t-shirts, and bottled water. Other vendors available for guests to interact with include: My Hot Yoga Place selling essential oils, yoga mats, towels, and shirts; Kela Smith, Health & Life Coach promoting health and fitness support; Smirk Ice Cream, recognized for their fruit-sweetened ice cream that has no artificial ingredients or sweeteners, and is both gluten- and dairy-free; Scent of the Sun Soap selling handcrafted soaps, lotions, and bathbombs; and Go with the Flow Yoga.

Tickets are $10 per person and kids under 12 are free. Tickets are available the day of the event at the gate via cash or card (cash preferred). Gates open at 10:30 a.m.

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