• Celebrating yoga

    Upcoming yoga festival is region's first
  • As yoga has found its place in the American fitness mainstream, festivals celebrating the ancient Indian discipline have followed.
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    • Rasa Revolution Festival
      Preregistration required; download a form at
      www.rasayogacenter.com or call 541-245-2667.
      Schedule of events
      Friday, June 29

      1 to 3 p.m. — Opening ceremonies: "Meaningful Yo...
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      Rasa Revolution Festival
      Preregistration required; download a form at

      www.rasayogacenter.com or call 541-245-2667.

      Schedule of events

      Friday, June 29

      1 to 3 p.m. — Opening ceremonies: "Meaningful Yoga" with Melissa Cooley (all levels vinyasa); and master class: "Optimal Alignment" with Krista Holland (level 2+)

      3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — "A Life Worth Breathing, Part I" with Max Strom (level 1) and "Yoga for the Hands: The Science of Mudras" with Eric Shaw

      5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Free artist reception at Illahe Studios and Gallery

      7:30 p.m. — Kirtan chanting session

      Saturday, June 30

      9 to 11 a.m. — "A Life Worth Breathing, Part II" with Max Strom (level 2+) and "Chakras, Asana and Internal Energy" with Kristin Laak (levels 1 and 2)

      12:30 to 2:30 p.m. — "Map of the Inner World" lecture with Max Strom and "The World of Bandhas" with Mona Therese Winston (all levels vinyasa)

      3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — "Secrets of Sun Salutations" with Eric Shaw (levels 1 and 2 vinyasa) and "Restorative and Yoga Nidra" with Natalie Stawsky (level 1)

      7:30 p.m. — Donna De Lory concert

      Sunday, July 1

      9 to 11 a.m. — "Prayerful Movement and Om Chant" with Max Strom (all levels) and "A Foundation of Trust" with Vanessa Scott (level 2)

      1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — "Radiant Revolution" with Beth Sparks and live music by Donna De Lory (all levels vinyasa)
  • As yoga has found its place in the American fitness mainstream, festivals celebrating the ancient Indian discipline have followed.
    Southern Oregon's first such festival, Rasa Revolution, promises to cement yoga as a lifestyle, not just physical or mental exercise.
    "It's just about community-building," says organizer Mariane Corallo, owner of Rasa Center for Yoga & Wellness. Corallo orchestrated Rasa Revolution over the past year to evoke festivals she attended in California.
    Rasa Center is hosting the three-day event, June 29 through July 1, in cooperation with Ashland Yoga Center and Talent's Om Sweet Om Yoga at various locations around Ashland. The festival also will highlight yoga-related artworks by local yoga instructors and practitioners against a backdrop of live music.
    "Ashland is such a seat of consciousness for yoga and music and art," says Corallo.
    Yet Corallo, who moved to the Rogue Valley five years ago, chose to open her first studio in Medford on the advice of industry insiders who said the region's largest city lacked a true yoga community. She followed up Rasa's 2008 debut in Medford with a satellite studio that opened last year in Ashland.
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