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MoYo Festival

Montevallo Yoga Festival 2021

Good news yogis!

Thanks to the generosity, support, and patience of our sponsors, we’re excited to announce the return this Fall of the beloved Montevallo Yoga Festival!

Mini MoYo ’21 offers all the fun and most of the favorite features of festivals past. Expect curated yoga classes for all ages and fitness levels, health-themed vendors, meditation, and lots of good energy.

Mini MoYo ’21 is hosted FREE at the UM Fine Arts Center, 900 Oak Street, just off Main Street at the corner of North Boundary and Oak on October 23rd in conjunction with Montevallo’s annual Art Stalk. MoYo activities will run from 9 AM until 3 PM.

Will be observing all UM’s current Covid-19 protocols. This is likely to include masking and social distancing. There is NO COST to attend but you will need to register to reserve a place.

As is generally true these days, these arrangements may be subject to change. For more details and the latest information as we finalize events, go to https://montevallotickets.universitytickets.com/w/?cid=175. Participants must review the Consent to Participate and Acknowledgement of Risks below and sign their initials that they have reviewed the information when registering for the event.

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CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

I hereby acknowledge awareness that participation in any of the activities of the Montevallo Yoga Festival (“MOYO”), including traveling by foot or vehicle on the campus of the University of Montevallo, involves risk of injury (including but not limited to broken bones, sprains, joint injuries, cuts, and bruising), sickness, paralysis, permanent mental disability, or even death and these injuries may occur in some instances as the result of unavoidable accidents. If you are injured, you may require medical assistance, at your own expense. I hereby agree that I, my heirs, or my executors, indemnify, waive and release all rights and claims that I may have against the University of Montevallo, its Trustees, officers, and employees to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Being aware of the inherent risks involved, I expressly accept these risks in giving consent to participate in MOYO. I further acknowledge that participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate despite the risks. I also give my permission that the University or anyone acting on behalf of the University may do what is necessary and in my best interest should injury occur.

I also understand that I am responsible for maintaining CURRENT MEDICAL INSURANCE to participate.

MoYo 2021Class Schedule

9 AM Chair Exercise

 Dr. Jermaine Mitchell, co-owner and coach of Greater Level Training

 Regular physical activity keeps your joints lubricated, which makes movement easier. It produces endorphins, which contribute to your overall sense of well-being and improves your overall health.

This chair-based class will provide range-of-motion and strengthening exercise to provide safe ways to stay active, reduce pain, and move more easily. Additionally, this session will consist of breathing and balance activities tailored for various ability levels.

MoYo 2021 teacher Reece

10 AM Drunken Monkey and the Five Elements Qi Gong

Reece Schaible

Qigong is ancient healing method which is based on traditional Chinese medicine. Gentle forms of qigong consist of conscious movements designed to strengthen and lengthen connective tissue, improve blood and lymphatic flow, develop balance, decrease stress, restore energy levels, and enhance one’s awareness of how our bodies move through time and space.

This class will utilize controlled breathing, visualization, balancing, stretching and dynamic movements to move Qi, or life force energy, through the body.

MoYo 2021 Teacher Bailey              MoYo 2021 Andy

11 AM Beats and Breath

Bailey Davis and Andy Bostany

Join Bailey and Andy for a Primal Flow to the tone of live rhythmic beats! Andy will be infusing our flow with sacred sounds as Bailey guides us through a fluid paced practice. Be prepared to move intuitively and play with friends as we raise the community vibration. Magic is to be made!

MoYo 2021 Teacher Eileen

12 PM Trapeze Yoga

Eileen Leslie

Owner and instructor for creACTive Wellness Center and Cafe

Trapeze yoga incorporates traditional yoga postures with the use of a suspended parachute fabric rig. The use of the rig allows you to build up strength, stability, and deepens stretching. Trapeze yoga also makes certain poses, such as inversions and bridges, more accessible and easier to practice. This class will be taught in the Old Gym Dance Studio.

MoYo 2021 Adam Hicks MoYo 2021 Teacher Adam Hicks Steel Mace Flow Yoga

 

1 PM Steel Mace Flow

Adam Hicks

Steel Mace Flow is not only a modernized ancient art of strength training, but one that calms the mind and heals the soul. Those attending will learn about active meditation, shoulder health, poise through chaos, and the beauty of self-expression with a 10lb war hammer. We will introduce into the basics, as well as learn sequences such as “The Knights Shield”, “The Archers Flow”, and “The Waterfall Flow”. Come ready to have a great time, and to connect to the warrior within us all.

MoYo 2021 Teacher Adi Kaur

2 PM Sound Bath

Adi Kaur 

The connection is water. By us being made up of 50-70% water, the fluid in our body is able to vibrate with the sound causing an elevation in vibration. The bowls work with your molecules to form harmonies inside your being.

A sound bath allows you the ultimate opportunity to rest, restore, and rejuvenate your entire body. Our auric fields are cleansed and we experience a sort of calmness during the bowls.

 

MOYO Festival 2017

MOYO Sign
Yoga in the Student Activities Center
Hooping on the Quad
MoYo pic 17 hooping guys
Dim Glow in the Old Gym Dance Studio
Chair Yoga
Social Time with Friends
Acrobats
MoYo 17 pic donna classroom
Yoga in the Old Gym
MOYO Festival vendors
Massage Chair
Henna Tattoo
MOYO Sign Yoga in the Student Activities Center Hooping on the Quad MoYo pic 17 hooping guys Dim Glow in the Old Gym Dance Studio Chair Yoga Social Time with Friends Acrobats MoYo 17 pic donna classroom Yoga in the Old Gym MOYO Festival vendors Massage Chair Henna Tattoo

 

2018 Montevallo Yoga Festival

MOYO Instructor Alan Swindell
MOY Sponsor Impact Rehab
MOY Sponsor Abundance Yoga
MOYO Sponsor Live W Zeal Laughter
Jen's Hooping Group
MOYO Group in the SAC
MOYO Group in Myrick Gym
MOYO Acro Group
MOYO Acro Group
MOYO Acro Group
MOYO Volunteers
MOYO Vendor Emily Gill
MOYO Vendor Youngs Living Oil
MOYO Vendor Sierra Earthworks
MOYO Vendor Fays Frills
MOYO Instructor Alan Swindell MOY Sponsor Impact Rehab MOY Sponsor Abundance Yoga MOYO Sponsor Live W Zeal Laughter Jen's Hooping Group MOYO Group in the SAC MOYO Group in Myrick Gym MOYO Acro Group MOYO Acro Group MOYO Acro Group MOYO Volunteers MOYO Vendor Emily Gill MOYO Vendor Youngs Living Oil MOYO Vendor Sierra Earthworks MOYO Vendor Fays Frills

 

2019 MOYO Festival

MOYO 2019 Vendor Truth Patterns
MOYO 2019 Vendor Kemetic Healing
MOYO 2019 Vendor Art Walk
MOYO 2019 Teacher Robbie Lewis
MOYO 2019 Teacher Dr. Jermaine Mitchell
MOYO 2019 Teacher Deborah Mauldin
MOYO 2019 Teacher Dr. Curt Fennell
MOYO 2019 Tori and her student group at the SAC
MOYO 2019 Sharon Williams
MOYO 2019 yard sign
MOYO 2019 group picture
MOYO 2019 Hooping group
MOYO 2019 Mrs. Mauldin's group
MOYO 2019 Cameron's Class
MOYO 2019 Cameron's Class
MOYO 2019 Becca's Class
MOTO 2019 Atmas Class in the Old Gym
MOYO 2019 Michelle's Class in the SAC
MOYO 2019 Asho Guys Outside
MOYO 2019 Acro Group Picture
MOYO 2019 Gracie and Caleb
MOYO 2019 Handstands in the Old Gym
MOYO 2019 Vendor Truth Patterns MOYO 2019 Vendor Kemetic Healing MOYO 2019 Vendor Art Walk MOYO 2019 Teacher Robbie Lewis MOYO 2019 Teacher Dr. Jermaine Mitchell MOYO 2019 Teacher Deborah Mauldin MOYO 2019 Teacher Dr. Curt Fennell MOYO 2019 Tori and her student group at the SAC MOYO 2019 Sharon Williams MOYO 2019 yard sign MOYO 2019 group picture MOYO 2019 Hooping group MOYO 2019 Mrs. Mauldin's group MOYO 2019 Cameron's Class MOYO 2019 Cameron's Class MOYO 2019 Becca's Class MOTO 2019 Atmas Class in the Old Gym MOYO 2019 Michelle's Class in the SAC MOYO 2019 Asho Guys Outside MOYO 2019 Acro Group Picture MOYO 2019 Gracie and Caleb MOYO 2019 Handstands in the Old Gym

Click here to see a video from the 2019 MoYo Fest

 

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