Yoga Rocks the Park working with 9 Local Non-Profits

Young active woman doing yoga on mountaintop, facing away from camera.The Ashevillager talked with event directors Cassie & JP McClellan about Yoga Rocks the Park, family friendly yoga classes on the paved area just below Splashville in the downtown square. Cassie stated, “Asheville is the perfect city to showcase yoga talent by holding a Yoga Rocks the Park. It’s overflowing. It’s a Mecca of Healing.”

Yoga Rocks the Park is live music and yoga, plus there will be a vendor village with socially conscious, fair-trade and socially responsible vendors. JP says, “We are working with The Hop and Sunshine Sammies so kids can get ice cream after doing yoga. It’s a family centered event. There will be a little bit of something for everyone.”

Nearby the adult yoga in the main area there is yoga for kids ages 3-10. Camp yoga has a designated area with a yoga instructor trained in kids yoga. Kids will be right in view of the adult yoga on a nice grassy area.
Yoga Rocks the Park is working with 9 local non-profits, including River Link, Urban Dharma, Manna Food Bank, Shoulder to Shoulder, The Bob Moog Foundation, LEAF, Asheville Community Yoga, The Sierra Club: Asheville Beyond Coal and Homeward Bound.

Sundays, June 1-July 27th from 10am-1pm an outdoor 75-minute all-levels yoga class led by one of Asheville’s top yoga teachers, including Michael Greenfield, Sierra Hollister, Meghan Ganser, Michael Johnson, Dr. Robin “Saraswati” Marcus, Joe Taft, Cat Matlock and JP & Cassie McClellan.

Each yoga session is accompanied by live music from emerging and nationally recognized musicians such as Luna Ray, Alvin Young, Geri LittleJohn, Bob Baur, Adam Thome of Earth Tones, Stephanie Johnson, Kyle Chapin, Ananda Taranga and more special guests to be announced.
Cassie wrote to us saying, “There was an overwhelming response to the event series. Instructors were selected on their ability to collaborate and generate excitement. Some reached out to us, some we connected with because we felt they had the vibe of CommUNITY, connection and community. The object is to bring together as many people as possible and break down our perceived barriers and boundaries until we inherently realize we are all one.”

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