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Drishti Fest In October

Jul 30, 2015 09:38PM
Ten world-renowned yoga teachers and more than 40 local and regional instructors will convene from October 8 through 11 for the inaugural Drishti Fest. Drishti Fest is a four-day festival that includes music, film and art, centered around yoga, in Virginia Beach. The founders’ intention is to offer an event in which participants can use yoga and mindfulness to enhance their lives.

Participants will practice with and interact with yoga instructors and teachers in over 90 practices and educational sessions. The festival has something for all interests, inclding new and experienced yogis. Sessions include asana, Vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, slackline yoga, yoga photography and a 5,000 sq. ft. practice area on the beach. In addition to paid classes, a variety of free practice and lecture sessions are offered to the public from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each day of the event.

Other activities include film screenings, a farm-to-table style dinner and wine paring on the beach. The Mindful Market will offer a wide spectrum of goods, services and information, emphasizing local Hampton Roads businesses and locally sourced goods as well as organizations from outside of the region that positively contribute to the festival's mission and focus.

Notable teachers and presenters include: Beryl Bender Birch, Steve Ross, Liz Arch, Mas Vidal, Nicki Doane, Matt Pesendian, Bobby Clennell, Jules Febre, Robert Sturman, Dr. Eden Goldman and many local and regional teachers.

Location: Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. Festival registration is now open at 


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