Atlanta’s only local yoga festival this year, Dirty South Yoga Festival, is set to take place at downtown Atlanta’s Loudermilk Center on Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22. Named “Best of 2017” by Atlanta Magazine, the fifth annual Dirty South Yoga Fest will bring together more than 50 yoga teachers and 12 partner studios, for 50+ classes, workshops and more immersive experiences than ever before.
"One of my favorite things about the Dirty South Yoga Fest is having the opportunity to watch so many people fall in love with the practice of yoga,” says DSYF founder and owner, Jessica Murphy. “We offer classes of all levels to encourage everyone, from seasoned yogis to people who are just a little yoga-curious, to come out and experience the diverse range of yoga that Atlanta has to offer. We hope that by creating a lighthearted, fun, accessible yoga experience, more people will discover way a healthy mind-body connection, while meeting new friends and teachers who can support them on their journey."
Attendees can choose from classic yoga style classes, like hatha and vinyasa flow, to those designed to meet more specific needs, like “Yoga for Anxiety” and “CBD ZinYin Yoga”. Music lovers can flow to live DJ sets in classes like “808 & Meditate” and eclectic, upbeat sounds in “Vibe and Flow”. There will also be workshops that focus on advancing particular areas of practice, like inversions or arm balances. A full schedule of classes can be found here. Food trucks serving healthy fare and a makers’ market featuring local, consciously made goods will be onsite as well. Complimentary spa and intuitive treatments will be offered as part of a VIP package.
Partner Yoga Studios include: Be Hot Yoga, Form Yoga, Indigo Yoga, Korsi, Live UR Yoga, Sacred Chill, Sacred Thread, Seviin Yoga, Tough Love Yoga, Village Yoga, Westside Yoga, and Yoga Collective.
lululemon athletica has generously partnered with Dirty South Yoga Fest in supporting the Dirty South Yoga mission of making the transformative practice of yoga accessible through community events and also in support of our non-profit partners Cultivate Union through Here to Be, lululemon athletica's community-based social impact program that makes the healing benefits of yoga and meditation accessible through best-in-class nonprofit partnerships.
CultivateUnion- deepening the impact of yoga and meditation in Atlanta
A percentage of proceeds from Dirty South Yoga Fest and 100% of proceeds from an onsite art auction will benefit CultivateUnion. This Atlanta-based nonprofit provides financial assistance for local, certified yoga teachers by to complete specialized trainings. It also offers weekly, complementary trauma-informed yoga classes to individuals experiencing hardships that include homelessness, addiction and creating a life after human sex trafficking and sex exploitation.
About Dirty South Yoga Fest
In 2014, Jessica Murphy founded the Dirty South Yoga Fest to meet a clear desire in the community for realness, rawness, connection and more yoga. Since then, the event has grown in size and recognition, being named “Best of 2017” in Atlanta Magazine, but it still exists for one, core mission: to support, spotlight and celebrate local yoga in the Atlanta community. www.dirtysouthyogafest.com