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Yoga Village at VegFest!

Rehoboth Beach VegFest to feature Yoga Village!
Rehoboth Beach VegFest, the region’s annual celebration of the benefits and delights of vegetarian eating, takes place Saturday June 11, 2016. This year it will include a new feature: The Yoga Village. Throughout the day, leading area yoga instructors will offer free sessions to VegFest attendees.

Participating will be Athena Allread, Katie Oswald, and Kaitlin Monroe of Free Spirited Foundation, Dimitra Kontanides of Dimitra Yoga, and Sue McCarthy of The Lewes Yoga and Meditation Center. Each instructor’s session brings a different perspective to this popular health practice, including detox yoga, all-body yoga, and yoga for those over 50. In addition, Tim Rennick of Bad Hair Day will be on site offering free Chair massage.

“We are so, so excited about the addition of The Yoga Village this year,” notes Rehoboth VegFest vice-president Tara Sheldon. “VegFest is all about kindness, compassion, health, mindfulness, and fun – yoga just seems to sum up so much of that.”

Rehoboth Yoga Village sessions open with popular Dimitra Kontanides of Dimitra Yoga leading an all-level, all-body yoga session. With her focus of “Let the world see what makes you You,” Dimitra brings the benefits of yoga to people with all ranges of expertise, from novice to advanced. Her session begins at 12PM Noon.

Another of Rehoboth’s accomplished yoga instructors, Sue McCarthy of Lewes Yoga, will lead a Yoga Over 50 session.. McCarthy’s specialty is yoga geared for the changing bodies of people over 50, providing numerous health benefits from healthy bones to flexibility to anxiety relief. “Once I discovered yoga, becoming a vegetarian was a natural progression in my evolutionary process, notes McCarthy… As I became more mindful of my thoughts and of my body, I began to desire a plant based diet.” The Yoga Over 50 session will take place in The Yoga Village and begins at 1PM.

Following that, Athena Allread from Free Spirited Foundation will lead a special ‘Detox Yoga” session with a unique emphasis on integrative healing.  Their mission is “to spread love to as many members of the community as they can, helping them to find their Free Spirited selves.” The Free Spirited session at Rehoboth VegFest Yoga Village begins at 2PM.

Tim Rennick of Bad Hair Day will offer chair massage from 11:15AM to 12:15PM.

Rehoboth Beach VegFest takes place from 11AM to 4PM on the grounds of Epworth Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. The Yoga Village is one addition to the many activities VegFest encompasses: exhibitors, speakers, cooking demos, kids activities, live music, and an array of plant-based food. Rehoboth VegFest festival is free to the public with free on-site parking. Attendees can also ride Jolly Trolley free of charge from downtown.