Beardfest 2017 — A 3 Day Celebration of Creativity!

June 1st-June 3rd in Hammonton, NJ


Beardfest is a three day celebration of creative energy that strives to enliven the artist in everyone. Beardfest offers attendees the opportunity to unplug in South Jersey’s beautiful Pinelands Preserve while enjoying music that spans an incredibly wide range of genres; but our definition of entertainment goes far beyond the spectator/performer dichotomy. At Beardfest, attendees have the opportunity to collaborate on large scale murals throughout the campgrounds, practice yoga, participate in a variety of collaborative music making activities, and share ideas in our community workshops. This year, we are proud to have Dhyana Yoga providing our Yoga in the sand experience.

Ticket prices range from $65-$85 for one or all days! Please visit

We’ll see you at Beardfest!

Beardfest -- A 3 Day Celebration of Creativity!

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017
All Day
Location: Paradise Lakes Campground, Hammonton New Jersey

Long Days, Long Stretches: Almost-Solstice Yin Workshop with Jay Winston

Saturday, June 17 2-4pm at DY Rittenhouse

Summertime and the livin’ is easy… Summer is the most yang time of year. Lots of light, lots of heat. Lots of physical stuff outside. On the solstice, yogis get out and do sun salutations for hours in the heat. Sometimes people overdo it. In this workshop we’re going to slow down, cool down, and seek balance. With days getting long, we’ll be trying out some long holds in Yin poses, softening and letting go, allowing resistance to dissolve. Yin Yoga is a style that involves a slow and largely passive yet challenging approach, balancing out and serving as a complementary practice to the yang of more active forms of yoga, including vinyasa or ashtanga (or any active exercise), and active lifestyles, in general. It involves relaxing and letting go, softening into our habitual resistance, releasing our fascia and opening up to our core flexibility. Join Jay as we take a gentle yet challenging journey through body and emotion.

Fee: $20 advance, $25 day of – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at

Long Days, Long Stretches with Jay Winston

Saturday, June 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

A Weekend Meditation Immersion “Primordial Sound Meditation” with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday and Sunday, June 24th & 25th 10:30am-5pm each day

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Meditation is the most natural way to create more of what matters most to you in life. This two-day Meditation Training allows you to establish (or deepen) a meditation practice which will lead to a more meaningful, satisfying, and joyful life. Rooted in the wisdom of ancient Vedic tradition, Primordial Sound Meditation is an authentic methodology that was revitalized by Deepak Chopra. According to tradition, as you journey from activity to silence you open new possibilities for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

During this program we will explore the scientific research supporting the effectiveness of meditation. You will receive expert guidance on the practical aspects of meditation – including how to sit, when to meditate, how long to meditate, how to overcome obstacles and other experiences during meditation. You are also invited to participate in a very special one-to-one personal instruction ceremony, in which you will be given a personal mantra based on the exact time, date, and location of your birth. This mantra is the sound that the universe was making the moment you were born. Primordial Sound Meditation tradition says that your personal mantra is the vehicle that will take you from activity to inner silence.

Whether it is your first time trying meditation, or if you have a regular practice, you will create a new experience around meditation that will transform your everyday life. Join us and learn how to receive the full physical and emotional benefits of meditation. This powerful program will help you dissolve accumulated stress, reveal the stillness within, and renew your passion for life.

fee: $199 by 6/10; $225 after — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at // we will need your birth information to calculate your personal mantra for the weekend, so please don’t delay in signing up if you plan to attend!

Course includes: Introduction to meditation and guided practice taught by Chopra Center Certified Instructor, Personal one-to-one Primordial Sound mantra ceremony, Yoga class, Mindfulness practices and continued community support!

Weekend Meditation Immersion with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Deep Practice with David Hem

Sunday, July 9th, 2-4pm at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse


Join Dave for this 2 Hour deep practice integrating balance, focus and all the strength it takes to attain these things!  Go deeper into the Self through balance postures and exciting transitions.  Balance postures heighten our awareness and sharpen our reflexes, allowing us to feel safe and to trust ourselves more as we practice.

Equanimity of the body results in equanimity of the mind.

fee: $20 advance, $25 day of — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at

Deep Practice with David Hem

Sunday, July 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

“Unravel” 30 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Ryah

July 14th (3-8pm), 15th (9am-5pm), and 16th (9am-5pm) at DY Northern Liberties


“Unravel Yin Yoga” Level 1 is a 30 hour Practicum designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners with at least 2 years of yoga experience. Prior experience in Yin Yoga is not required but an open mind and desire to learn this beautiful modality is. Unique, esoteric and informative, Level 1 is 20 hours of combined Philosophy, Practice, Anatomy & Teaching Methodology with an additional 10 hours of guided Personal Insight. This Practicum is developed to help yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts understand the benefits of Yin Yoga: Physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally.


During our long weekend we will cover-

*Intro to the energetic body/Meridians/Koshas.
* Basic Traditional Chinese Medicine understanding.
*Exploration of mindfulness/meditation practices East and West.
* Pranayama
*Nadis,Qi (prana) and the 5 Prana Vayus.
* Discovering and exploring the Lower Body meridians and correlating poses.
*Discovering and exploring the Upper Body Meridians and correlating poses.
*Props and prop placement. How to modify each posture to fit the individual.
* Deciphering between Tension and Compression.
* Connective Tissues
*When practice and why practice?
* Sequencing and techniques for teaching Yin Yoga.
* Understanding the Yin Tapestry.

Plus you’ll get
*Access to “Unravel Yin Yoga TT” Facebook Teacher page
*5 hours of Personal Exploration.
*5 Hours of Personal Understanding.
Upon completion of the program students will master the basics of Yin Yoga. With an understanding why this modality is quite unique, and the importance of the “Yin Tapestry” as a guide. This is not a full yin yoga training-however this training gives trainees the ability to lead their own yin yoga class. This course will count toward Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Required Reading: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark Chapter 1-4
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana.
Optional Reading:
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

fee: $450 by 5/1; $480 after; $500 day of – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Friday, July 14, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017
All Day
Location: Dhyana Yoga Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

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