MAYfest Music Art Yoga Festival Returns To Cold Spring
May 26 - May 28
Catskill Chill Music Festival and SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio announce their music & programing lineup for MAYfest; a Music, Arts, and Yoga festival planned for May 26-28, 2017 at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY. Highlights for this year include Rusted Root, Ozomatli, Dar Williams, DJ Drez, and the return of some all-star instructors like Elena Brower, Sadie Nardini and Amy Pearce-Hayden. A hallmark of MAYfest programming is the combination of Yoga and Live Music sessions throughout the weekend, including Marti Nikko + DJ Drez, Melia Marzollo + Rusted Root, Ghanian Dance Class + Will Evans and more.
MAYfest is most simply put, daytime classes, night time party, with something for everyone. “MAYfesters” can customize their experience with a weekend pass or single day visits and create a schedule online from any of the 140 sessions that vary in style, type, and skill level. We offer beginner to advanced yoga, SUP yoga on the lake, dance, art, health workshops, meditation and more. In between class sessions, guests can shop local & hand crafted goods in our Vendor Village and receive holistic services from healers in our Wellness Center. After the sun goes down, the main stage lights up and the party continues with nationally touring musical acts.
In addition to headliners listed above, over a dozen additional artist will pay sets on the Beach Stage and the Main Stage, a large open aired amphitheater overlooking Surprise Lake. Additional artists include: Dustin Thomas, Sadie Nardini with Salt & Bone, DJ Taz Rashid, Will Evans & Rising Tide, Garcia Project, Upstate Rubdown, Haley Jane & The Primates, Srikala, Avidya, Adam Bauer, Breakneck Boys, Tall Country, SkyBaby Sound Healing, and Puppet World News.
Exploring creativity, another theme of the weekend, giving MAYfesters a break from the more physical activities. World renowned yoga photographer, Robert Sturman will be leading workshops where attendees learn to be both behind and in front of the lens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to book private sessions with this master of the photographic arts, allowing them to focus in on building their own picture portfolios for personal and professional use. Estonian Artist, Jaanika Peerna will be creating live art through movement as well, as teaching others how they can do this too! Other activities such as dream catcher weaving, suminigashi, painting, and art with movement give MAYfesters a variety of activities each day.
MAYfest is known for its wide variety of yoga classes. Whether you’re a yogi with a regular practice or don’t know downward dog from any other breed – We’ve got a class for you! Our Yoga programming has everything from “My First Yoga Class” to SUP Yoga on the lake and every asana in between.
This year’s list includes Sadie Nardini, Marti Nikko + DJ Drez, Amy Pearce, Bibi McGill, Jessica Bellofatto, Justin Wolfer, John Smrtic, Kelly Kamm, Charles Matkin, Melia Marzollo, Julian Paik, African Yoga Project, Amanda Amadei, Arlene Kobylinski, Brad Teasdale, Becca Roberts, Bring The Hoopla!, Christina DiMarco, Cleo Post, Dani Locastro, Danielle Gismondi, Deb Jeannette, Denise Nobile, Jacqui Stix, Dr. Joseph Benton, Kathy Toris-Rowe, Katie Collins, Katie Feinstein, Kelley Amadei, Kristin McPherson, Kristy Mathews, Linda Winnick, Liz Shulman, Mary Ellen O’Brien, MaryRose Donaghy, Meredith Asplundh, Michelle Clifton, Monty Knowles, Nadiya Nottingham, Olgu Merandy, Patricia Stout Traina, Phoebe Miller, Sean Lanning, Stephanie Carlin, Sondra Loring, Taraleigh Weathers, Vanessa Alfano, and Zeni Pepper.
MAYfest’s Kids Canteen has grown immensely since last year’s festival. Dozens of additional activities have been added to the program allowing for full but flexible scheduling for all ages and skill levels. One highlight is the addition of The Creation Song Project where Dr Joe Benton teaches kids to practice mindfulness through active drum circles and dance. Other additions include music, songwriting and guitar classes along with a theatrical production just to name a few. Parents and Children alike, should be sure not to miss the Puppet World News production “Make The Forest Green Again” on Sunday at the Lakeside Stage! The Kid’s Canteen is a safe and supervised environment, allowing parents to participate in their adult sessions with a carefree mindset.
MAYfest is proud to once again partner with Veterans Yoga Project; a non-profit org that works to bring the healing powers of yoga to Vets and their families. Teachers from VYP will lead sessions in the program showcasing the Mindful Resilience technique they have developed and guests can learn more about their work at their booth in the Vendor Village. MAYfest is proud to offer a 20% Veterans’ discount to anyone who has served in the US armed forces.
MAYfest is truly a community gathering place for everyone in the family. Tickets and Cabin Rentals are currently available for the entire weekend, additional options for single class tickets and day passes will be released in the coming weeks (space allowing). Children under 12 are offered a discounted ticket, and children under 5 are free with an adult.
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