17 Toledo-area yoga and fitness studios have joined together as ONE, in collaboration with ProMedica, to host an outdoor yoga festival on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 9AM to 4PM at Promenade Park on the river in downtown Toledo. ONE Yoga Festival Presented by ProMedica is an all-day event featuring yoga and meditation, fitness workshops, cooking demonstrations, wellness seminars, food vendors, and other activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Four large-scale yoga classes will be presented from the main stage. Wanderlust DJ Taz Rashid will be mixing vibrational beats for power yoga, Buti, and slow flow, while the Toledo Symphony Quartet will pair live music with the last class of the festival, a relaxing yin class.
15 smaller workshops will be available throughout the day inside the Steam Plant. Workshops range from chair yoga to acupressure yoga, and all workshops are included in the admission price except SUP Yoga ($30) and Aerial Yoga ($25).
Money raised will benefit the ONE Yoga Outreach Program. All ages are welcome, and children ages 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat. Guests can pre-purchase tickets for $20 or purchase tickets for $30 at the door.
The night before the festival, on Saturday, September 8 from 6:30 to 7:45PM, DJ Taz Rashid, known for spinning Wanderlust festivals and his popular yoga playlists, will host a Rooftop Kick-Off Party, a “Sound-Off” yoga class, on the rooftop level of the ProMedica garage. Each participant will listen to music and the teacher’s instructions through his/her own pair of headphones ($25).
DJ Taz Rashid will also be teaching a workshop titled “My Best Playlist” on how to build a compelling playlist to best enhance a yoga class. The workshop ($30), which is geared toward yoga teachers but open to all, will be held from 3:30-5:00PM at Yogaja Yoga’s downtown location prior to the Rooftop Kick-Off Party.
Yoga studios participating in ONE Yoga Festival include Bee Free Yoga, Driven Fitness, Fitness Shack, Harmony in Life, Integration Yoga, Lotus Yoga, Marci's Downtown Yoga, Mindful Movement, Perrysburg Yoga, Presence Yoga, Royal Yoga, Still Waters Yoga, The Hot Room, Toledo Asana Room, Toledo Yoga, Tonic, and Yogaja Yoga.
Over 30 vendors focused on healthy living will be present for the festival, including Deepam India, The Leaf and Seed, ALL Juice, Health Foods by Claudia, and many more.
For more information about ONE Yoga Festival or to purchase tickets, visit www.oneyogafestival.com.
My Best Playlist with Wanderlust DJ Taz Rashid, Saturday, Sept. 8, 3:30-5PM, Yogaja Yoga, 701 Madison Ave., Toledo. $30. YogajaYoga.com.
Rooftop Kick-Off Party with DJ Taz Rashid: Sound-Off Yoga, Saturday, Sept. 8, 6:30-7:45PM, ProMedica garage rooftop, 200 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. $25 (includes parking). 100 tickets available. ONEyogafestival.com.
ONE Yoga Festival Presented by ProMedica, Sunday, Sept. 9, 9AM to 4PM. Promenade Park, 400 Water St. Toledo. $20 presale and $30 at the door (includes all classes and workshops except SUP and Aerial Yoga). ONEyogafestival.com.
Photos by Mary Wyar Photography.