Denver Yoga Examiner
Carolyn Barndt

Yoga Rocks! Mountain Fest will be kicking off its second annual weekend-long live music and yoga celebration on the beautiful 17-acre festival grounds of Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado.

With the clear attractions of riverside camping under the stars, 15 live musical acts including kirtan maestro Dave Stringer, yoga practice favorite Donna De Lory, and Wade Imre Morissette (Sanskrit-chanting twin of Alanis), as well as local artists Ariana Saraha, Onda, Rhythm Sanctuary, and gong bath virtuoso Gary Fishman, not to mention 20 inspiring yoga and wellness instructors, Yoga Rocks! 2009 expects to lure upwards of 500 yoga lovers.

Yoga Rocks! Mountain Fest benefits Colorado non-profit Yoga World Reach, which provides yoga and empowerment programs to people in need.

In addition to live music from the yoga community’s top musical acts, this year’s festival will feature more than a dozen sustainable lifestyle vendors and artists, a drum circle, meditation, chanting, African dance, delicious vegetarian food, and, of course, plenty of yoga. The 2009 yoga line-up includes instructors Tina Porter, Bear Tobin, r.r. Shakti, Mike Matsumura, Regina Zwilling, Dave Farmar, AcroYoga Colorado, Madhuri Martin, Alison Litchfield, and Shanti Medina.