About Dallas Yoga Fest

Be a part of International Yoga Day,  a world-wide celebration of yoga, where the Ancient Science meets modern times At Dallas Yoga Fest.
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.

Yoga Classes



Subtle Body Relaxation

Holistic & Natural Health Seminars

Health Fair

Fun Kids Programs

A Highly Regarded Keynote Speaker

2019 Speakers

2020 Program Details Coming Soon…


Swami Mukundananda

Keynote Address
Topic: The Spirit of Yoga Fest

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.

Marika Torok

Topic: Yoga For Body, Mind & Soul: Experience Yoga Holistically

Marika received training in yoga and somatics from both US and Indian teachers, including Himalayan Institute and Center for Body, Mind and Movement. She strives to give each yoga student a holistic body, mind and soul experience. Marika incorporates embodied anatomy and somatics along with the JKYog system of yoga, founded by Swami Mukundananda.


Nick Shroff, M.D.

Yoga & Holistic Health Session
Topic:  Healthy Mind/Healthy Body, Eastern Insight using Modern Science & Technology
Topic: Fun-filled Animal Yoga for Children of All Ages

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.


Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Impact of Mindfulness and Meditation on Health and Brain

Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D., is Professor, Chief of the Division of Mood Disorders, and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Depression in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Trivedi, the holder of the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health, is an established efficacy and effectiveness researcher in the treatment of depression. His research focuses on pharmacological, psychosocial, and nonpharmacological treatments for depression.

Karan Sartorte Dallas Yoga Fest

Karon Sartore-Frantz

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga For Healthy Back
Topic: Mindful Breathing into Full Body Relaxation

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.

Pooja Agrawal Dallas Yoga Festival

Pooja Agarwal

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga for Increased Energy
Topic: Kapalbhati & Shitali Pranayam

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.

Cindy Etherton Dallas Yoga Fest

Cindy Atherton Epp

Yoga Session
Topic: Restore, Recharge, Relax!

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.

Lata Shridharan, M.D.

Holistic Health Session
Topic: Allergies – Diagnosis, Prevention, Natural Treatment for 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.

Karen Dixon

Yoga and Meditation Session
Topic: Nadhi Shodan Pranayam
Topic: Kirtan Kriya Meditation

Karen teaches creatively and energetically to combine awareness of the breath through movement and expression. Her intention is to develop a conscious connection of mindfulness and balance. She loves teaching Hatha, Gentle, Yin, Chair and Restorative Yoga and Meditation. She is certified in Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga and Camilla Nair Aqua Kriya Yoga.
Yoga Studio: Yoga Balance

Indrani Raman, M.D.

Topic: Integrative Approach to Daily Stress Management

Board certified MD trained in Obesity medicine, Integrative medicine and Nephrology. Excel Health MD is an innovative medical clinic where traditional medicine is combined with holistic methods aimed at improving health and Wellness. Please visit our website for more details.

Ravindra Chandrashekhar, M.D.

Topic: Sleeping Well, Staying Healthy

Dr. Chandrashekhar has a B.S. & has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas.
Dr. Chandrashekhar received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and specializes in Internal & Sleep Medicine. He completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey under two world renowned experts Dr A. S. Walters and Dr. S. Chokroverty.
Recognizing the importance of the shape of the upper airway, Dr. Chandrashekhar hopes to be able to remodel the upper airway non-surgically when possible.

Rekha Singh

Topic: Learn to Meditate on Your Own

Rekha Singh has been associated with the Art of Living Foundation for 16yrs, practicing yoga, pranayams and meditation regularly. She has been teaching programs mainly in Coppell and Irving since 2013. She is dedicated to help people start practicing meditation regularly and makes it easy for them to learn the technique, and interesting by sharing the knowledge behind it clearly.

VedAcharya Dhanada kulkarni

Topic: Wellness Through Integrative Approaches – Panel Session
Topic: Journey Through Chakras 

VedAcharya Dhanada Kulkarni – renowned Ayurved Doctor who is accomplished international keynote speaker, panelist, researcher, Vedic Astrologer, Vastu consultant (Indian Feng Shui), mom and has been honored with many international awards for her Ayurveda and yogic research. She is known for presenting Ayurvedic solutions on various media groups such as radio Azad, Funasia, EBC Radio, Radiozindagi, Asia TV.

Deepa Koshaley

Topic: Wellness Through Integrative Approaches – Panel Session
Focus: Mindful Self-Expression through Creativity

Deepa Koshaley combines art, yoga, meditation, and landscape to create peaceful, yet energetic visual experiences. In addition to being an artist and landscape designer, she is a 500 RYT yoga and meditation teacher. Her practice explores themes inspired by nature’s paradox of opposing forces and helps others create balance with her unique application of creative-self-expression® in the context of yoga aphorisms.

She exhibits her work in numerous professional galleries and public exhibitions including Mary Tomas Gallery, Irving Art Center, Eisemann Center (Richardson), and South Dallas Cultural Center. Her unique style has led to increasing popularity of her exhibitions. Deepa has served in leadership roles with the Art of Living Foundation, Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA), Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Irving Arts Association, and the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco.

Vaijayanti (Jay) Apte

Topic: Wellness Through Integrative Approaches – Panel Session

Jay Apte is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic Doctors in U S. She has an integrated degree in Allopathic and Ayurvedic Medicine from India and MS degree in Pharmacology from UNT.

She has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 35 years in U S. Her “DFW Ayurveda Center” in Coppell, TX, offers Ayurvedic counseling, authentic Panchakarma, individualized herbal formulations, educational seminars.
Her sole focus is on providing the very best Ayurvedic (holistic) health care, and has helped thousands of clients suffering from a variety of illnesses such as allergies, digestive, hormonal, emotional issues etc.

Kayla Morrison

Topic: Wellness Through Integrative Approaches – Panel Session

Part of the Panelist Kayla Morrison is the Owner and School Director of the Institute of Bodywork Studies, since 2005. Prior to becoming Director, Kayla became a licensed massage therapist in 2002 after leaving her Healthcare Risk Management consulting career. She discovered the healing benefits of massage after years of undiagnosed pain. It was through her self healing journey she realized the profound effects massage therapy could have. Her 17 years of practice, teaching and education has provided her with a unique perspective as what bodywork can offer to overall wellness. Kayla holds licensure as a licensed therapist, instructor and teaches continuing education.

Kristina Bauer

Topic: Meditation for Awakening Inner Peace

Kristina Bauer, E-RYT 200, started Yoga Synergy Spa and received her 200 hour registration exclusively by YogaFit International in 2006. She started Yoga in 1991 and fell in love with Prenatal and Mommy & Me with her first baby in 2003. She taught yoga through four pregnancies and later through challenged health from Lyme disease.  She knows how healing yoga is and now advocates for patients and encourages healing for them through Yoga, nutrition, Reiki, ozone and Raindrop massage modalities and more.

Ritu Bhalla

Topic: Pain Management: Ayurvedic View Point

Ritu Bhalla B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) M.T.I is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker who has over 23 years of experience in Ayurveda; 11 years of which have been in the DFW area. She is the owner and founder of Sukhveda Ayurvedic Wellness Center. Ritu has taught Ayurveda at Collin County College as a part of the Counselor Education Program. She has repeatedly been invited by the University of North Texas at Denton as a guest speaker, introducing Ayurveda to students as part of the Stress Reduction through Movement Program. She has been a speaker at the Texas Medical Association Convention for CME (Continuing Medical Education) on Holistic Medicine (2014 & 2015), and is an associate member for TIPS (Texas Indian Physician Society). Further, Ritu has been invited as a keynote speaker at various organizations in Dallas and has appeared on Channel 33 and radio stations in the DFW metroplex. She has been a CEU Provider since January 2015, licensed through the Department of State Health Services.

Shreeram Thulijaram Dallas Yoga Fest

Shreedhar Thuljaram

Yoga Session
Topic: Yoga for Joints Health
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 Texas, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Program Schedule

Dallas Yoga Fest is for people of all ages (5+) and experience levels (beginner to master).
Our 2020 program starts at 7:00 AM and runs until 5:00 PM with something in store for everyone!

2020 Program Details Coming Soon.

Yoga Room


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Yoga For Body, Mind & Soul: Experience Yoga Holistically
By Marika Torok


9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Restore, Recharge, Relax! Yoga for Holistic Healing
By Cindy Epp
Yoga Bridge


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Yoga for Joints Health
By Shreedhar Thuljaram
Art of Living Foundation


11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Fun-filled Animal Yoga for Children of All Ages
By Nick Shroff, M.D.
Renowned Healthcare Consultant, and Yoga-Alliance Teacher


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Yoga for Healthy Back
By Karon Sartore-Frantz
Blue Anjou Yoga and Meditation Center


1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Journey Through Chakras 
By VedAcharya Dhanada kulkarni
Asatnga Ayurved & panchkarma wellness center


1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Yoga for Increased Energy
By Pooja Agarwal
Pooja Yoga Dream


12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
(WORKSHOP ROOM) Yoga Therapy – Workshop for Medical Practitioners and Yoga Teachers
By Amit Khanna
Teacher of Indian Culture, Consulate General of India, Houston
By Nick Shroff M.D.
Renowned Healthcare Consultant, and Yoga-Alliance Teacher

Meditation Room

Meditation room Dallas Yoga Festival

9:15 AM – 9:45 PM
Meditation for Awakening Inner Peace
By Kristina Bauer
Yoga Synergy Spa


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Mindful Breathing into Full Body Relaxation
By Karon Sartore-Frantz
Blue Anjou Yoga and Meditation Center


10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Learn to Meditate on your own
By Rekha Singh
Art of Living Foundation


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Breathing Right!
By Shreedhar Thuljaram
Art of Living Foundation


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Kapalbhati & Shitali Pranayam
By Pooja Agarwal
Pooja Yoga Dream


1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Nadhi Shodan Pranayam
Karen Dixon
Yoga Balance


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Kirtan Kriya Meditation
By Karen Dixon
Yoga Balance

Holistic Health Room

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Pain Management: Ayurvedic View Point
By Vaidya Ritu Bhalla
SukhVeda – Ayurvedic Wellness Center


9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Sleeping Well, Staying Healthy
By Ravi ChandraShekhar, M.D.
Sleep & Smile Institute


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Healthy Mind/Healthy Body, Eastern Insight using Modern Science & Technology
By Nick Shroff, M.D.
Renowned Healthcare Consultant, and Yoga-Alliance Teacher


10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Wellness Through Integrative Approaches
Panel Session by VedAcharya Dhanada kulkarni, Kayla Morrison, Deepa Koshaley and Vaijayanti (Jay) Apte


12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
Impact of Mindfulness and Meditation on Health and Brain
By Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center


1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Integrative Approach to Daily Stress Management
By Indrani Raman, M.D.


2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Allergies – Diagnosis, Prevention, Natural Treatment for Children
By Lata Shridharan, M.D.
Natural Pediatrics

The Venue

The premier DFW and Texas Yoga Festival will be held at

368 N Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002


Square Feet Indoor Space


Flyers to be Distributed


Booths Available


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 Yoga Fest has a lot to offer to kids as well! Yoga is a tremendously transforming yet gentle way to help increase self-confidence, foster self-regulation, reduce anxiety, improve focus, expression. On the physical level, it can improve coordination, balance, and sensory integration.

The following FREE programs are planned for the kids:

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Fun-filled Animal Yoga for Children of All Ages

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Mental Math and Brain Development Program for Kids, organized by RECKON Abacus. Ages 6-16

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: My favorite Avatar Programming: Animation and Gaming, organized by WIZE computing Academy. Ages 4-16

1:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Mobile App Development, organized by WIZE computing Academy.

Throughout the day: Fun-filled Games organized by youth volunteers

Childcare services are offered from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for a nominal fee so that both parents and kids can get the most out the day:

– Arts and crafts
– Interactive and engaging activities
– Age appropriate games, toys
– Educational activities
– Creative play
– Music, dance, and karaoke
– Kids movies
– Light snack provided

Call (469) 795-9135 to book a slot with an early bird rate of $15 for 2 hours and $25 for 4 hours. Early bird rate saves you $5.


Health Fair

A broad array of healthcare services at no-cost are offered by Texas Indo American Physicians Society.

While you are participating in various programs offered by Dallas Yoga Fest, take some away to get your screenings and consultation done.

  • Height & Weight Measurement
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Dental Exam
  • Eye Exam
  • HgA1c Exam
  • EKG
  • Bone Marrow Registration
  • Mammogram for eligible candidates

Receive the following services for a nominal cost:

  • Blood testing panels Comprehensive Panel, CBC, TSH and Lipid Profile
  • PSA (50+)

Price: $60. Cash or check accepted.

Participating Physicians:


Dr. Juveria – Dentist
Dr. Bhupinder Singh – Cardiologist
Dr. Sumana Gangi – Endocrinologist
Dr. Srividya Sridhara – Allergist
Dr. Rishav Kansal – Ophthalmologist
Dr. Subir Bhatia – Ophthalmologist
Dr. Kiran Kancharla – Oncologist
Dr. Sejal Mehta – Adult Psychiatry
Dr. Vijay Sharma – Family Medicine
Roshini Kattaria, RN – TIPS Health Fair Coordinator

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. Please click here for an overview of the event.


Vendor Booth is $250 (Discounted rates for repeat vendors.)
Non-profit Booth is $100

Booth arrangements and details will be provided a few days before the event.
Booth space: Square booths or L-shaped booths.
Square booths are 8 by 8ft. Comes with one 8ft table and two chairs.
L-shaped booths are 8ft by 5ft and have more counter space with two 6ft tables arranged in L-shape and two chairs.
Vendors will bring necessary table covers and skirts.
Limited spots available. Choice of booth is not guaranteed. We will make every effort to offer the selected booth option.

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 Dallas Yoga Fest 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.

Our sponsorship levels are $500 (Bronze), $1,000 (Silver), $2,000 (Gold), $3,000 (Platinum), $5,000 (Diamond), $10,000 (Associate),

Sponsor Inquiries: For sponsorship details & questions, please email us at info@dallasyogafest.org or use the form under “Contact Us” and send us a message.


Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor
Ram Konara
Community Partners
Celebrity Partner
Print Sponsor

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