About The Event

Be a part of International Yoga Day,  a world-wide celebration of yoga, where the Ancient Science meets modern times At Dallas YogaFest.
The goal of Dallas Yoga Festival is to support healthy lifestyle for people of all ages through the science of yoga as well as related and complimentary health fields.

Dallas Yoga Fest is brought to you by JKYog, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

12+ Yoga Sessions

Pranayam

Meditation

Subtle Body Relaxation

Holistic & Natural Health Seminars

Mini-Workshops

Fun Kids Programs

A Highly Regarded Keynote Speaker

Speakers

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Swami Mukundananda

Keynote Speaker
Topic: Good Health Through Yoga, Meditation, and Spirituality

Swami Mukundananda is a world-renowned teacher of spirituality, yoga, and meditation. He is the founder of Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog, well known as JKYog. Swamiji has stimulated and guided many a soul on the spiritual path, and he has been offering yoga workshops across the world over nearly three decades.

Swamiji has a distinguished technical and management educational background that complements his profound spiritual wisdom. Learn more about Swamiji.

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Aaron Weintraub

Topic: Lead Your Child to Success
– Parallels between Yoga and Performance Psychology

Aaron Weintraub is a full-time mental skills coach. He is a consultant for several teams, coaches associations, and university departments of athletics across the country. Interested in the mental side of the game, he has been coaching the coaches on how to bridge the gap between potential and performance in children and youth. Learn more about coach Traub.

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Dr. Kiran Kancharla, MD

Focused Holistic Sessions
Topic: Cancer Treatment & Prevention

Dr. Kancharla is board-certified in medicine, oncology, and hematology. She has parlayed her vast experience with a variety of malignancies and benign hematology into a focus on lymphomas, as well as breast, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Kancharla sees patients at the Choice Cancer Care Centers of Southlake Oncology, Las Colinas Cancer Center, and Lewisville/Flower Mound Oncology Group.

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Dr. Srinivas Potluri, MD

Focused Holistic Sessions
Topic: Heart Health

Dr. Srinivas Potluri is the director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab at The Heart Hospital Baylor, Plano. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. His areas of research interest are Cerebral Angiography & Carotid Intervention, Peripheral Angiography & Intervention.

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Ritu bhalla B.A.M.S, LMTi

Focused Holistic Sessions
Topic: Ayurveda

Ritu Bhalla She has over 20 years of experience in Ayurveda of which more than 7 years has been in DFW area. Ritu has been a guest speaker at University of North Texas at Dallas for the last couple of semesters, introducing Ayurveda to students as a part of Stress Reduction through Movement program. She conducts monthly workshops and webinars on various topics that Ayurveda can help. She teaches at Collin County College as a part of the Counselor.

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Dr. Sumana Gangi, MD

Focused Holistic Sessions
Topic: Diabetes

Having come from a family of diabetics, Dr. Gangi has experienced the importance of comprehensive care and the unmet needs in the treatment of diabetic patients. She provides comprehensive diabetic management including nutrition classes and insulin therapy. Dr. Gangi is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and internal medicine. She provides Endocrine consultative services at Dallas Regional Medical Center, Texas Regional Medical Center, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Dr. Smitha Rudraraju

Focused Holistic Sessions
Topic: Arthritis

Dr. Smitha Rudraraju is board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and is committed to taking a personal and compassionate approach to patient care. She treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatric arthritis, ankylosing spondilitis, lupus, myositis and other autoimmune diseases.She believes in a holistic approach in which a patient’s diet, exercise and mental health are important while treating disease. She provides services at Dallas Diagnostic Association, Plano, A Baylor-Health Texas Affiliate.

Program Schedule

Plano Ballroom

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7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Yoga Session I – Yoga for Increased Energy by Blue Anjou Yoga & Meditation Center

 

8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
Yoga Session II – Breathing into Happiness! by Art of Living

 

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Yoga Session III – Yoga for Boosting the Immune System
by Ananda Dallas

 

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Yoga Session IV – Yoga For Balance & Harmony
by Yoga From the Heart

 

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Yoga Session V – Yoga For Stress Relief
by Grateful Yoga

 

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Yoga Session VI – Yoga For Building Strength
by The Mat Yoga Studio

 

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Yoga Session VII – 5 Prana Vayus: Optimizing Your Vital Forces
by Marika

 

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Yoga Session IX – Yoga for a Healthy Back
Marika

 

4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
KeyNote Speech: Good Health Through Yoga, Meditation, and Spirituality
by Swami Mukundananda

 

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Motivational Speaker: Lead Your Child to Success
Aaron Weintraub

 

7:35 PM to 8:00 PM
Group Closing Meditation in Honor of International Yoga Day
By Swami Mukundananda

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner served by Kalachandji.
Breakfast: 8 AM -10 AM $3
Lunch: 11 AM -2:30 PM $7
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM $10

Collin Creek Room

7:00 AM to 7:15 AM
Pranayam I – Bhramari
by: Ananda Dallas

 

7:30 AM to 7:45 AM
Meditation I

 

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Guided Relaxation I
by: Blue Anjou Yoga & Meditation Center

 

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
Yoga Specialized Session I – Yoga For Seniors (60+) & Physically Challenged (any age) – Chair Yoga
by The Move Studio

 

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Pranayam II – Yogic Breathing

 

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Meditation II
by: Yoga From the Heart

 

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Guided Relaxation II
by: The Mat Yoga Studio

 

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Yoga Workshop I – Secret Ingredients of Effective Yoga Practice
by Marika

 

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Yoga Specialized Session II – General Kids Session – Ages 5 to 12
by yogees yoga 4 kids

 

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Yoga Specialized Session III – For Special Needs Kids Ages 5-15
by Heather Hopper of yogees yoga 4 kids

 

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Pranayam III – Nadi Shodhanam

 

3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Meditation III – Kids’ Meditation Session – Ages 5-12 (1 parent must accompany child)
by Rachel Raucher from yogees yoga 4 kids

 

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Guided Relaxation III

 

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Yoga Workshop II – Holistic Teaching: Yoga Beyond Asana (for Yoga Teachers only)
by Marika

Spring Creek Room

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Holistic Health Session I
The Healing Power of Living More Sustainabily –
By Shellie Smith – Garden of Eden EcoVillage

 

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
Holistic Health Session II
Nature’s Pharmacy: Healing & Medicinal Plants right in Your Backyard
by Becky McDaniel – medicinal plant and botanical expert

 

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holistic Health Session III
Arthritis Focus Session
(Dr. Smitha and Ritu, Ayurvedic Practitioner)

 

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Holistic Health Session VI
Cancer Treatment & Prevention Focus Session
(Dr. Kiran and Ritu, Ayurvedic Practitioner)

 

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Holistic Health Session V
Diabetes Focus Session
(Dr. Sumana and Ritu, Ayurvedic Practitioner)

 

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Holistic Health Session IV
Heart Health Focus Session
(Dr. Srinivas and Ritu, Ayurvedic Practitioner)

 

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Holistic Health Session VII
Natural Weight Loss
by Tom William Bond,
Dietician/Om Herbs

 

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Holistic Health Session VIII
Role of Ayurveda in Holistic Health
by Dr. Vaidya Dhanada Kulkarni, Ayurveda Physician of Soham AyurYoga & instructor at Dallas Yoga Center

 

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Holistic Health Session IX
Overcoming the Effects of Sitting & Technology on Our Posture & Health
by Blue Anjou Yoga & Meditation Center

The Venue

The premier DFW and Texas Yoga Festival will be held at
Comfort Inn & Suites
700 Central Parkway East, Plano, Texas 75074, US

Come for a few hours or spend the whole day & stay the night.

With large and small rooms for multiple simultaneous sessions, participants can take advantage covering a wide range of topics and specialized yoga sessions geared to all levels of ability.

Discount Room Rates For Dallas YogaFest Participants Available!

Ample free on-site parking is available.

Comfort Inn & Suites is located just off the Park Blvd exit off the East side of US Hwy 75 in Plano.

Hotel overnight special rates for Dallas YogaFest:
* Standard Guestroom w/ One King – $79.00 rate
* Standard Guestroom w/ Two Queens – $84.00 rate
* Suites Guestroom w/ One King or Two Queens (w/ sleeper sofa) – $104.00 rate
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How to get there

From McKinney/Dennison/OK and Points North:

Take 75 South to Plano – Take Park Boulvard East Exit – At 1st light turn right on Park Blvd. crossing over US Hwy 75 – hotel will be on the right.

From Dallas and Points South:

Take US Hwy 75 North to Plano, take the Park Blvd exit and turn right onto E. Central Parkway. Go 0.2 mile and hotel will be on the right.

From Greenville & Points East:

Take I-30 West to 635 North to 635 West to US Hwy 75 North. Take the take the Park Blvd exit and turn right onto E. Central Parkway. Go 0.2 mile and hotel will be on the right.

From Irving/Ft.Worth & Points West:

Take I-30 East to 635 East – to US Hwy 75 North – Take the Park Blvd. exit and turn right onto E. Central Parkway. Go 0.2 mils and hotel will be on the right.

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Square Feet Indoor Space

20000

Flyers to be Distributed

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Booths Available

1000

Yogis Targeted

Marketplace & Expo

Utilizing over 11,000 square feet of meeting space – participants can stroll through the MarketPlace area filled with unique holistic health vendors.

Education info on Yoga and Related Wellness Topics

Trying out & Shopping for Unique Health and Wellness Products

Healthy & Natural Food Offerings

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Kids Programs

Dallas YogaFest will include yoga for special needs kids too! Yoga is a tremendously transforming yet gentle way to help increase self-confidence, foster self-regulation, reduce anxiety, improve focus, expression, and in children facing challenges such as autism and ADD and ADHD and others. On the physical level, it can improve coordination, balance, and sensory integration.

YOGA addresses the WHOLE child – not just one aspect of his or her growth and development, thereby maximizing the child’s health, competence and potential both on and off the yoga mat.

Giving children the tools to feel peaceful and strong in an ever unsettling and fast-paced world in body, mind and spirit can be very empowering. Yoga helps children thrive and reach their full potential.

Dallas YogaFest is fun and learning for the whole family, young and old alike. Dallas YogaFest strives to give youth an enriching and fun-filled experience of yoga teaching them about the importance and benefits of healthy lifestyle. Interactive Fun Age Appropriate Sessions. Opportunity to Test Drive Yoga & See How Practicing Yoga can Make You Awesome!

More Benefits of Yoga for Kids include:

  • Teaches self regulation and discipline
  • Cultivates self confidence
  • Eases anxiety, tension and stress
  • Increases body awareness
  • Develops mindfulness
  • Fosters balance and harmony
  • Encourages healthy ways to express emotions
  • Enhances concentration, attentiveness and ability to focus
  • Improves balance as well as both fine and gross motor skills
  • Develops improved ability to listen
  • Builds the sense of community and being part of whole for better social understanding
  • Promotes a happy and healthy lifestyle

Note: A parent or guardian required to accompany child in this session

Senior Programs

You Can Do Yoga at Any Age — Really!

Yoga can be especially beneficial to seniors , whether still active or wheelchair bound.

If you’d like more to know more about seniors programs at Dallas YogaFest, please subscribe to our email updates.

Gentle yoga poses and stretching can

  • reduce swelling in joints thereby increasing joint mobility
  • improve cardiovascular health
  • aids digestion, elimination & overall metabolic function
  • lowers blood pressure & cholesterol
  • helps balance emotions and reduce depression
  • increases speed of recovery from other ailments even chronic ones

Extend Your Reach

Participate in Marketplace & Wellness Expo

Get Involved

Be a Vendor

Join over 25 vendors at Dallas YogaFest and share your organization or business in an indoor marketplace in Plano,TX. Gain in person access to hundreds of health conscious consumers who are interested in and focused on yoga and holistic health.

VENDOR BOOTH TYPES:
Yogini – 8’ x 10’ space, two (2) six (6’) foot tables + up to 4 chairs (Economy)
Siddhi – 9’ x 10’ space, two (2) six (6’) foot tables + up to 4 chairs
Rishi – 10’ x 10’ space, two (2) six (6’) foot tables + up to 4 chairs (Prime)

Booth arrangements, location and details to be provided upon registration. Vendor applications are processed on a first come first served basis and premier spots will go quickly.

DOWNLOAD VENDOR APPLICATION
Once we receive your application it will be reviewed. If we feel you are an appropriate fit for the festival, we will send you a confirmation of your booth space and instructions for payment. Spots are not guaranteed until your application is accepted and full payment is received. All vendor related payments can be made below after you have been confirmed. Please be sure to include your company name with your payment. Please do not make payments until your application has been approved.

Download Vendor Application

Vendor Inquiries: For all other vendor inquiries please contact: info@dallasyogafest.org or use the contact form below

Volunteer Now

In order to make this program free and accessible to the public, Dallas YogaFest depends greatly on volunteers to make it happen. Become a part of the premier yoga event in the DFW area by volunteering your time.
Let us know how you would be interested in helping.

Some ways you can help include:

  • Help spread the word about the festival either on line, via community groups, or simply by flyer distribution
  • Invite us to your local business, yoga studio, community organization, to talk about Dallas YogaFest
  • Set up help
  • Many volunteering jobs the day of the event
  • Take down and clean up after the program

Please contact: info@dallasyogafest.org or use the contact form below.

Be a Sponsor

We would like to invite health conscious organizations, businesses and individuals to partner with us and become a proud sponsor of this large scale high visibility regional yoga festival, unique and unparalleled in the Dallas area, targeting the health-minded consumer.

Sponsorship consists of a broad reaching and comprehensive marketing package with great opportunities for repeated exposure targeting the health-conscious consumer beyond the over thousand attendees on event day but to the tens of thousands via multi-media marketing and advertising leading up to the event and just after the event.

Dallas Yoga Festival takes place on June 18th, 2016 from 7am to 8pm. We are making this a free event to the general public with wide publicity reach promoting holistic health and featuring a full line of interactive events, lectures and workshops by recognized authoritative speakers and health experts, as well as a marketplace and educational expo for health-related vendors taking place in over 10,000 square feet indoor professional conference space at the Comfort Inn & Suites of Plano TX.

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