VibeWell & Honor Yoga brings together the very best yoga instructors, wellness experts, and leaders in healthy living for one transformational day of practice, community, connectedness, and gratitude. Find yourself deeply immersed in yoga, meditation, social gatherings and thought-provoking presentations at the Mercer County Park Fairgrounds.
Come for a full day of self-care (all you need is YOU and your mat!) or make it a friends and family affair - yogis of all age and skill level are welcome!
Your Ticket Price Includes Access to All 4 Yoga Practice and Speaker Areas in addition to the Vendor Village.
Don't forget to download the UBMe app to stay informed of live event updates, participate in interactive activities, and be eligible for giveaways at the event!
The Vibewell Honors Yoga Festival benefits The Honor Yoga Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit that supports well-being in communities by providing yoga-related programs to under-represented populations.
The Vibewell Honors Yoga Festival is sponsored by UBMe, Inc., a technology company that helps people connect with others in the same place as them.
SHAKTI AMPHITHEATER STAGE
Session A: 8:30-9:45am Dynamic Opposites: Freedom to Flight with Cathy Madeo and Ellen Mosko
Session B: 10:15 AM-11:30am Hard Core, Soft Heart with Bridget Riepl and Vanessa Van Noy
Session C: 12:00-1:30pm Look, No Hands! with Adell Bridges
Session D: 2:00-3:30pm How Yoga Saves Lives - A Panel Discussion with Eleonora Zampatti, Dr. Nathalie Edmond, Lockey Maisonneuve, and Faith Hunter
Session E: 4:00-5:30pm Spiritually Fly with Faith Hunter
SHANTI SPACE ON THE GREEN
Session A: 8:00-8:45am Open Mini Meditation Sessions with Evan Madeo
Session B: 9:00-10:00am Fundamentals of Partner and Acro Yoga with Eleonora Zampatti and Brendan Neary
Session C: 10:15-11:15am Own Your Power - An Inspirational Discussion with International Life Coach Bailey Frumen
Session D: 11:30-12:30pm Root Down to Rebound Up with Julie Mellk and Christine Rodek
Session E: 1:00-2:00pm The POWER of Practice: Igniting More Passion & Play in Your Yoga with Sue Elkind
Yoga for everyBODY area!
The VibeWell HONORS Yoga festival was lovingly created for families, beginners, advanced practitioners, students, teachers, and basically anyone else you can think of with even the slightest desire to see what this whole “yoga” thing is about. YES we will have classes in this area for those with physical or emotional limitations.
With all that in mind, we are beyond excited, grateful, and humbled to announce the schedule for anyone who wants to practice the “VAY” way – meaning that they’ll spend all or part of the day in the VibeWell Accessible Yoga Area!
Here is the schedule for our Yoga for everyBODY area:
9:30 – 10:15 AM: Gentle Accessible Yoga
10:45 – 11:30 AM: Body Positivity Yoga
12 – 12:45 PM: Chair Yoga
1:15 – 2 PM: Your Brain on Yoga
2:45 – 3:30 PM: Gentle Accessible Yoga
4:15 – 5 PM: Body Positivity Yoga
It’s official. This yoga festival is for you, and for everyone you know.
KIDS AND FAMILIES VIBEWELL YOGA JAM
Want to bring the whole family to VibeWell? That’s amazing, and we have so much planned for yogis of all ages in our Fam Jam Zone. From glitter-filled intention jars and brightly colored mandalas to meditation and mini-games, we’ve got something for VibeWell attendees, ages 1 to 100. There will be specific yoga and meditation classes scheduled, plus an all-access, all-day Open Play Space geared toward children ages 2 to 8, with storytime, music, soccer, science, and more.
Here is our VibeWell Fam Jam Yoga Schedule:
9:00- 9:30 Happy Babies, for ages 1 to 4 with their caregiver
9:45- 10:30- VibeWell Kids, for ages 5 to 9
10:45-11: 30- VibeWell Tweens, for ages 10 to 14
12:00- 12:45- Festival Families, for kids + caregivers of any age
1: 45- 2:30-VibeWell Kids, for ages 5 to 9
2:45- 3:30- VibeWell Teens, for ages 12 and up
For our families seeking an extra dose of mindfulness and meditation, we invite you to three 1/2 hour interactive presentations popping up within the VibeWell Fam Jam Space, at 9 AM, 1 PM, and 3:30 PM.
This area will include food trucks, and vendors for your shopping pleasure
Dynamic Opposites: Freedom to Flight with Cathy Madeo and Ellen Mosko
This 75 minute Master Class focused on the hips is designed to take your hips into freedom and then flight. Ellen Mosko will start with a yin practice, followed by a Master Class with Cathy Madeo. You'll explore how bringing more passive opening to your body can offer you the freedom you need to actively engage. By using two dynamic but opposite ways to engage, you'll find how you can harness stillness into dynamic movement. Live singing bowls and guitar will be played by Robin Lee. An experience not to be missed!
Fundamentals of Partner and Acro Yoga with Eleonora Zampatti and Brendan Neary
These are the foundations of acro yoga, a fun, empowering and challenging practice that will teach you how strong you really are when you learn how to work together with your acro partner.
In this 2 hour workshop you will learn the essentials and foundational aspects of acro yoga like foot placement, spotting and communication.
We will work on conditioning the body to be able to play with poses like bird, throne and folded leaf.
With the knowledge of these basics poses you will find the confidence necessary to unlock your body ( and mind ) and tap into exciting acro yoga transitions.
Acro yoga can be scary and we are here to teach you how to overcome that fear and discover your full potential ( while having fun ).
No partner needed, just your desire to connect and learn something new about yourself and your yoga practice!
Hard Core, Soft Heart with Bridget Riepl and Vanessa Van Noy
Power. Peace. Confidence. Compassion. Self Awareness. Connection. In this transformative practice, we will make space for it all, within and around ourselves.
True strength comes from the core, the power center of our being. A strong physical core supports our lower backs, organs, and spine, allowing us to stand up straight and focus ahead with poise and confidence. A strong core will also support us emotionally, encouraging us to be strong and centered - no matter what we face.
Love flows from a “soft heart” - the root of our yogic connection to ourselves, the earth, and all living beings. Our beating hearts live in bony cages; physical, mental, and emotional stressors cause tightness and restriction. By opening this area through breath, movement, intention, alignment, and a mindful willingness to live with love, our bodies and souls will soften - and transform.
This will be an engaging and dynamic practice, moving you deep from the core with a shared intention of uncovering the truest nature of the heart.
Look, No Hands! with Adell Bridges
This fun and flowing vinyasa class will take you through familiar postures but in an unfamiliar way. Explore the difference that you feel when you move into and out of postures without using your hands to get you there! This class may challenge you, but not in the way you think -- it's about understanding ourselves a little deeper and sometimes that means our egos take a bruising. So that's why we'll laugh and just have fun with it as we move through these variations that will get the whole body moving, opening, and feeling great!
Root Down to Rebound Up with Julie Mellk and Christine Rodek
All levels welcome to join this class that's certain to provide grounding and connectedness- to yourself and all of nature. This accessible practice is specially designed to bring you back into contact with your roots, the earth, and non-separateness. Honoring the the dualities of practice, Christine and Julie will cultivate a powerful experience of strength, stability and wholesomeness. Leave feeling tapped into something larger.
Spiritually Fly with Faith Hunter
Get Spiritually Fly! Absorbing the pure essence of the yoga practice and merging the eclectic beauty of her own life, Faith Hunter's style, Spiritually Fly™, speaks to awakening and honoring the divine energy of life that flows through the body and soul. She incorporates the purity of breath, yogic philosophy, self-discovery in the asana, chanting, modern mystical sounds, and her colorful Louisiana upbringing to create a transformational experience that encourages you to dial into your own personal flow on and off the mat. Faith has been called “Spiritually Fly” because of her dynamic transformational spirit and soulful modern approach to the practice of yoga, and her ability to deeply connect with people from all walks of life. She is truly a new form of yogi that takes yogic principles and intuitively merges in personal experiences to create a wellness lifestyle that is grounded, integrated, and fused with the fullest of life.
The POWER of Practice: Igniting More Passion & Play in Your Yoga with Sue Elkind
Join Sue for this dynamic practice designed to stretch your awareness, enliven your body and ultimately connect you to the deepest, most vital relationship you have with your Self!
Get ready to ignite the power of Shakti through heating breath practices, creative core work and invincible arm balances. Modifications will be given throughout the practice to support all levels.