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 Address
Topic: Yoga For Joyful Living
Topic: Group Closing – Special Message

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.

Ram Smith

Yoga Session
Topic: Art and Science of Raja Yoga – Journey to Liberation
Topic: Chanting to Open the Heart

For over 35 years, Robert “Ram” Smith has been presenting the teachings of self-realization and yoga around the world including Europe and Africa. In 1987, Ram became a founding member and co-director of Ananda Assisi, a yoga community in Italy based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles. Ram helps to inspire great devotion and spiritual understanding during his classes.


Supriya Chadwick

Yoga Session
Topic: Melt Away Physical, Mental & Emotional Blockages Called Stress!

Supriya is a light bearer minister of Ananda Sangha and a member of the Nayaswami Order. She has been the spiritual director and a leader of Ananda Dallas for over 1​5 years and has devoted her life to living and sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Certified as a 200-hr Ananda Yoga instructor, plus a meditation and Raja Yoga teacher, Supriya is experienced in teaching beginning and advanced students. Her warm and relaxed manner is appreciated by everyone she encounters.


Vignesh Saravanan

Yoga Session
Topic: Isha Upa Yoga

A young and driven entrepreneur with experience in nurturing and assisting new startups as well as existing young businesses. With a passion for yoga and spirituality, and over 1750 hours of training to be a yoga teacher, Vignesh Saravanan along with Nikita Gupta founded Studio Sadhana, a firm based out of Nagpur with the objective of bringing the science of Classical Hatha Yoga back to the youth and society of today.

Sundari Allampudi

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Vibrational Sound for Mind, Body, Wellness
Topic: Stillness Through Sound: An Immersive Sacred Gong Meditation

A seeker and an initiate, Sundari’s singular passion and breath of life have been Sound. Sundari has been using sounds and light for the past 20 years for manifesting the intended goals, both spiritual and material. As a Master Sound Alchemist, Sundari is intuitively guided in using vibrational sound healing tools and sacred sound frequencies for enriching the innerscapes one frequency at a time. She is a Healing Sounds practitioner trained under the world-renowned Master Sound Healer, Jonathan Goldman, M.A.

Vaidya Gauri Junnarkar

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Ayurveda Wellness: Creating the Path to Wellness
Topic: Eat Smart Shop Smart

Gauri Junnarkar is the founder of ‘Ayurnutrition’, an integrative wellness practice in DFW. Gauri Junnarkar is a highly accomplished Registered Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Ayurveda Practitioner, Panchakarma Specialist, and Licensed Massage Therapist. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda from the University of Mumbai. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Gauri has more than 14 years’ experience in the field of Ayurveda.


Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Shake It Off and Let It Go! Stress Relief in Ayurveda
Topic: Increase Kids Attention Span and Focus with Ayurveda and Yoga

Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta, BAMS, MD (AYU), Gold Medalist, an Ayurveda Vaidya, trainer and teacher of international repute, pursued her MD Ayurveda from The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India. She is a gold medalist and is a highly accomplished Ayurveda and Panchakarma Specialist. She has more than 5 years of extensive teaching experience at Ayurveda College in India and has 20 years of experience with Ayurvedic herbs & Panchakarma.

Dr. Lata Shridharan

Holistic Health Session
Topic: A Holistic way of Raising Naturally Healthy Children

Dr. Lata Shridharan is a Board Certified Pediatrician with 17 years of experience and hands-on experience as a mother of two. Prior to starting Natural Pediatrics, she directed Children’s Outpatient Clinics, a non-profit clinic system and worked at Stanford Hospital Network in California. She employs integrative medicine in her clinic. She has won multiple awards as a physician and most recently DFW’s Mom Approved Doctor for the fourth year in a row.

Dr. Nick Shroff

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Role of Yoga & Ayurveda in Cancer Care
Topic: Latest Trends in Prostate Cancer

Nick Shroff, MD FACS is a Board-certified Urologist with advanced training and expertise in urological malignancies, particularly prostate cancer. He is an internationally known Urologist, a gold medalist from CMC, Vellore, and has served as President of the Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Shroff is a philanthropist and serves as President of the American Prostate Cancer Foundation. He specializes in treating cancer using Yoga, Ayurveda, and nutrition as complementary therapies in an Integrated, Holistic Approach.


Dr. SINDHU B IGALA

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Diabetes Focus Session

Dr. Sindhu Igala is a board certified and ENCU certified endocrinologist. My passion lies with treatment of thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules, but I also enjoy managing diabetes, both insulin and non-insulin dependent, treatment of insulin resistant diabetes with U 500 insulin, insulin pump management, use of continuous glucose monitoring system, general endocrine disease including adrenal, pituitary disease, hypogonadism in men and use of FDA-approved testosterone pellets in men, treatment of menopause in women, calcium metabolism disorders and also medical weight loss.

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Dr. Smitha Rudraraju

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Arthritis Focus Session

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.

Dr. Srividya Sridhara

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Let’s Talk Allergies!

Dr. Srividya Sridhara is a board certified Allergist and Immunologist. She was trained at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and has been practicing in DFW since 2012. She practices at Murphy and Plano locations currently. She has a special interest in food allergies and mastocytosis.

Dr. Chris Schlottmann & Lisa Schlottmann

Holistic Health Session
Topic: The Science Behind Essential Oils

Dr. Schlottmann received his medical degree in Family Medicine from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) in Fort Worth in 2004. He did his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University. Lisa Schlottmann received her undergraduate degree in Spanish and her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of North Texas. She also completed all doctoral coursework at Texas A&M University in Hispanic Studies.

Chandita Choudhury

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Connect to the Healer Within: A Glimpse of the World of Energy
Topic: Live with Passion: Discover Your Life Purpose!

Chandita is a Healing Facilitator, Life Purpose Coach and a Meditation teacher trained in several modalities including Reiki (Usui Reiki Master), Assertiveness Coaching, Angel Card Reading, Life Purpose Coaching, Visualization Meditation, Vedic Chanting and the Shen Tao Method of Releasing Fears. Since 2012, she has been teaching and facilitating meditation, coaching and healing sessions. She is passionate about helping her clients and students envision the best path forward towards a life of joy, peace, and abundance.


Shreedhar Thuljaram

Yoga Session
Topic: Breathing Right!

Shreedhar Thuljaram, RYT is a very senior Certified Yoga Teacher with the Art of Living Foundation and teaches the “Sri Sri Yoga Workshops” for people from all walks of life. He is a long-time meditator and teaching Joy of Yoga since 2007. His workshops offer a holistic experience of Yoga with emphasis on postures, breath-work, meditation, and wisdom from classic Yoga texts. Shreedhar has conducted several yoga workshops across the Texas, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Pooja Agarwal

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga for Increased Energy

As an avid yoga practitioner and a teacher, I strive to create an open and safe environment in which both new and experienced students can comfortably practice. My teaching focuses on helping students establish a rhythm using breath and movement while strengthening their bodies and creating stillness in their minds. Above all, I consider yoga to be an exploration of oneself – where I encourage students to turn their attention inward to understand what is real in each moment.

Summer Smith

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga Deep Stretch

Summer Smith is an ERYT and owns Yama Yoga Studio in Canton, TX. With over 15 years of teaching experience behind her, Summer specializes in Yoga Stretch, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She has a background in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Creative Visualization, and Energy Work. Summer recently completed a documentary detailing her experiences as a yoga instructor in east Texas called Yogi in the Bible Belt. She leads daily yoga classes, yoga retreats and offers a 200 HR Yoga Alliance certification. Yoga Studio: Yama Yoga Studio.

Anna Trimm

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga Nidra

After nearly 20 years as a bodyworker and massage therapy instructor, I retired from massage work to fully dedicate myself to teaching Yoga. My classes are a mix of breath work and meditation with a focus on posture and anatomy. It’s important to me to educate my students on why the body does what it does and why we Yoga the way we do! I teach Therapeutics and Adaptive, All Levels Hatha, Yoga Nidra, and Curvy Yoga with an emphasis on modification. Yoga Studio: Blue Anjou Yoga and Meditation Center.


Karon Sartore-Frantz

Yoga Session
Topic: Morning Yoga Practice to Awaken the Body

Please call me K. I am a RYT 200HR Yoga teacher completing my 300HR Certification as well as my 200HR Kundalini Yoga Certification. I enjoy the connection of mindfulness, heightened spiritual awareness and a sense of peaceful oneness that yoga brings to my life. It is because of these that I decided to become a yoga teacher. My soul smiles when I can offer acceptance, encouragement, and peace to others in life and on the mat. I adore most styles of yoga, however, I love Rope Wall and Kundalini. Yoga Studio: Blue Anjou Yoga and Meditation Center.

Lisa Nicholson

Yoga Session
Topic: Mindful Breathing into Full Body Relaxation

I began my daily practice in 2007 and almost immediately found my calling to teach. I completed my 200HR and 300HR teacher training at Blue Anjou, then purchased the studio. I believe that yoga is for all, and can be practiced by all. I teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Meditation, Yoga for Beginners, and Yoga for Athletes, and Blue Anjou 200HR and 300HR Teacher Training Programs. I am also certified in Prenatal, Kids Yoga, Reiki and continuing my studies in Yoga Therapy and Kundalini Yoga Certification. Yoga Studio: Blue Anjou Yoga and Meditation Center.

Heather Hopper

Yoga Session
Topic: Mindfulness for Kids (Ages 5-11)
Topic: Yoga for Teens (Ages 12-18)

Heather Hopper is an E-RYT 500 and RCYT with over 10 years of teaching yoga and meditation to adults, children, and children with special needs. She is also a trained Mindful Schools Program Provider. She is part of the studio Yogees yoga 4 kids (yy4k), which introduces the practice of yoga to children through books and games in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Yy4k encourages strong mental and physical health and abide by the philosophy that in yoga “everyone is a winner!”. Yoga Studio: Yogess yoga 4 kids.

Samantha Martin

Yoga Session
Topic: Guided Relaxation

Samantha has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and is passionate about alignment based yoga. She teaches a guided meditation class each week along with Gentle, Open and Strong Flow classes at The Mat Yoga Studio. Yoga Studio: The Mat Yoga Studio.

Kerstin Jager

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga Tune Up (®)

Kerstin’s experience with teaching and fitness spans studio and gym environments and includes both yoga and personal training certifications. Her classes are infused with human anatomy and structured around a philosophy that yoga can be taught “functionally” so that the practice is physically sustainable over the long-term. Yoga Studio: The Mat Yoga Studio.

Cindy Atherton Epp

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga for Cancer Patients

Cindy began her personal practice of yoga many years ago to combat stress and anxiety. This led her to a desire to help others with the same calming effects yoga had offered her. Cindy began her studies in 2005 to become certified through Yogafit and registered with Yoga Alliance and has since taught over 2000 hours to become an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT). She also completed training with Yoga Bridge (yoga for cancer) in 2014 and leads classes to those affected by cancer. Yoga Studio: Yoga Bridge.

Program Schedule

The Dallas Yoga Fest 2017 program is designed for people of all ages (5+) and experience levels (beginner to master).
The program starts at 7:00 AM and runs until 7:00 PM with something in store for everyone!

Dallas Yoga Fest Program: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Marketplace Expo: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Heathy and Delicious Food Available Throughout the Day

View Program Schedule  View Session Details

The Venue

The premier DFW and Texas Yoga Festival will be held at
Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
900 E. Lookout Drive Richardson Texas 75082

Come for a few hours or spend the whole day & stay the night. Conveniently located just off of US Hwy 75 & Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road as shown on the map. Walkable distance from the Galatyn Park Station DART station.

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

For Dallas Yoga Fest participants that wish to stay at the hotel overnight, special discounted rates are available!

Ample garaged parking space available. Parking tickets will be validated for free.

How to get there

From McKinney/Dennison/OK and Points North:

Take US Hwy 75 South to Plano – Take the exit 26 toward Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road – Merge on Central Expy S – Use the left lane to take the Galatyn Pkwy exit – Continue on Galatyn Pkwy – Turn left onto Plaza Blvd – Hotel will on the left.

From Dallas and Points South:

Take US Hwy 75 North to Plano – Take the exit 26 toward Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road – Take right onto E Lookout Dr (immediately after crossing the DART train station) – 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 to Plano. Take the exit 26 toward Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road – Take right onto E Lookout Dr (immediately after crossing the DART train station) – Hotel will be on the right.

From Irving/Ft.Worth & Points West:

Take I-30 East to 635 East – to US Hwy 75 North to Plano. Take the exit 26 toward Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road – Take right onto E Lookout Dr (immediately after crossing the DART train station) – Hotel will be on the right.

Nearest DART station:

Galatyn Park Station (0.1 miles; walkable to the hotel)

20000

Square Feet Indoor Space

10000

Flyers to be Distributed

40

Booths Available

2000

Yogis Targeted

Marketplace & Expo

Participants can stroll through the Marketplace area filled with unique yoga and holistic health vendors.

Education info on Yoga and Related Wellness Topics

Trying out & Shopping for Unique Health and Wellness Products

Healthy & Natural Food Offerings

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 dozens of vendors at Dallas Yoga Fest and share your organization or business in an indoor marketplace. Gain in-person access to health-conscious consumers who are interested in and focused on yoga and holistic health.

VENDOR BOOTH TYPES
Type A (Foyer – $200)
Type B (Ballroom – $200)

Booth arrangements, location, and details to be provided a few days before the event.

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 instructions for making the payment. Spots are not guaranteed until your application is accepted and full payment is received. Please do not make payments until your application has been approved.

Please submit a vendor application here.

Volunteer Now

In order to make this program free and accessible to the public, Dallas Yoga Fest 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 online, via community groups, or simply by flyer distribution
    • Invite us to your local business, yoga studio, community organization, to talk about Dallas Yoga Fest
    • Help with setting up the venue
    • Many volunteering opportunities on the day of the event (most needed). Signup sheet provided below.
    • Take down and clean up after the program

Please sign up for volunteering opportunities here.

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 package with great opportunities for repeated exposure targeting the health-conscious consumer beyond the over thousand attendees on the event day and also to the tens of thousands via online platforms leading up to the event and just after the event. Sponsorship levels designed to provide excellent benefits for each price point. Our levels are attractively priced at $250 (Bronze), $500 (Silver), $1000 (Gold), and $1500 (Platinum). For details on the benefits, please refer to Overview for Sponsors and Vendors

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 20,000 square feet indoor professional conference space at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel.

Sponsor Inquiries: For sponsor inquiries, please contact us at info@dallasyogafest.org

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