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Natural Awakenings Richmond

Drishti Fest Encourages Mindfulness and Yoga in Everyday Life

Ten world-renowned yoga teachers and more than 40 local and regional instructors will gather for the inaugural Drishti Fest from October 8 to 11 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. Drishti Fest includes music, film and art centered around yoga.

Participants may choose from more than 90 practices and educational sessions. Notable teachers and presenters include Beryl Bender Birch, Steve Ross, Liz Arch, Mas Vidal, Nicki Doane, Matt Pesendian, Bobby Clennell, Jules Febre, Robert Sturman, Dr. Eden Goldman and others.

The festival holds appeal for both new and experienced yogis. Sessions include asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga photography and a practice area on the beach. Other activities include film screenings and an oceanfront farm-to-table-style dinner and wine pairing. A Mindful Market offers an array of goods, services and information, emphasizing local Hampton Roads businesses and locally sourced goods, as well as organizations from outside the region that contribute to the festival’s mission and focus.

Special rates are available at the Sheraton. Register at