Yoga festival ‘soars’ into Portsmouth this weekend

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The 2017 Firefly Yoga Festival will bring handstand clinics, food vendors, Tarot card readings, meditation, and more to Portsmouth this weekend. 

Attend for a day of yoga, meditation, music, vendors, and food on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Park. 
Yoga classes will start at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the afternoon. There will be three rounds of classes (10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.), with two classes occurring simultaneously during each time slot.
Teachers will co-lead each class, incorporating their own style of yoga. Smaller focused workshops will be offered this year, such as a handstand clinic with Abbe Ciulla, a meditation/walk workshop with Rebecca Polan, and workshops covering mindfulness and Ayurveda.
Half-hour breaks are scheduled between each class to enjoy the music and browse the offerings of the vendors that will be on site.
Local musicians Bill Bartholomew and Dave Flamand will be playing throughout the day. Wolf Moon’s Fire will be providing Tarot Card readings, dream interpretations and Ruin readings.
Newport Community Yoga will be providing a “Healing Grove”, featuring meditation, massage services, and Slacklining. Acacia Cafe based out of Tiverton will provide a menu offering vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Participating instructors as of July: Emily Moyer of Newport Community Yoga in Newport; Kerstin Zettmar of Zettmar Studio in Newport; Patti Doyle of Thames Street Yoga in Newport; Rachael Frodyma of Nanaquaket Yoga Studios in Tiverton; Coral Brown of All That Matters Yoga and Holistic Health Center in Wakefield and Laughing Elephant Yoga in East Greenwich; Tessa Hollyn Taub of CoachTessa in Narragansett; Shannon Walker of Tenthgate & All That MattersYoga Studios; and Reinette Fournier and Thomas Speare of Tenth Gate Center for Yoga & Meditation in Portsmouth.

General admission costs $25 and includes parking, admission to all yoga classes, demonstrations, and music. A non-yoga ticket will be $15.

Kids, ages 14 and younger, can attend for free. Tickets will be available online and at the gate starting at 9:30 a.m. 

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