Perhaps you're recovering from a sugar binge of epic proportions and looking for something to cleanse your palate. Or maybe you just really like yoga. Either way, check out the inaugural Music City Yoga Festival at the Factory in Franklin tomorrow, where you can try sample yoga classes from a variety of awesome area teachers.
If you've been curious about our rapidly growing yoga scene here, this is a great opportunity to meet representatives from different studios and try a bunch of different kinds of yoga like power vinyasa, ashtanga, yin and kundalini. Unfortunately, nobody asked me to teach my favorite kind of yoga, which I like to practice at home with a glass of wine next to my mat. Sorry, yogis, but it's fun.
In addition to classes, there will be live music, a raffle, and a local marketplace where you can get everything from fresh-pressed juice (yum) to handmade jewelry. It's $40 to get in, but that's a tax deductible donation to the Africa Yoga Project, a nonprofit that educates, empowers, elevates and employs youth from Africa utilizing the transformational practice of yoga. I've been told by Liz Veyhl, an incredible yoga teacher who is helping organize this rad yogapalooza, that a representative from the nonprofit, who teachers in Nairobi, will be in attendance to share the impact that the organization has in Kenya and beyond.
The event lasts from 1-6, and involves a lot of familiar yogi faces from around town, including Shakti Power Yoga, Studio Dakini, Hot Yoga of East Nashville, Iyengar Yoga Center of Nashville, ALIGN Wellness Studio, Fahrenheit Yoga, Sanctuary, Epic Yoga, Nashville Power Yoga, Hot Yoga Plus, Steadfast & True, The Yoga Room, Half Moon Yoga, Yoga Harmony, Unity Yoga, Gold's Gym Hot Yoga, Vanderbilt Center for Integrated Health, Simply Balanced, YMCA, Kundalini Rising Yoga, Kali Yuga Yoga, Bikram Hot Yoga of Nashville/Cool Springs, Hot Yoga House, One 2 Yoga Studio, The Ivy House, My Hot Yoga Place and Illuminate Yoga.
Wow. That's a lot of yoga. See you on the mat, sans wine — for tomorrow at least.