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Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra leads a group headstand challenge and workshop at the Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival in Darlington, Maryland.

August 31, 2016

Gallery: Woodstock producer creates brand-new mid-Atlantic festival

Yoga, art and dance are combined during the 'Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival'

The inaugural Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival was held this past weekend in Darlington, Maryland, and brought together multiple communities for a weekend of yoga, dance, meditation and healing. 

Woodstock Music Festival producer Michael Lang, musician Wynne Paris and Kimberley Maddox co-produced the event, which brought dozens of musicians and accomplished yoga instructors from across the country to share their practice and knowledge with the community. 

The following is a gallery of images from the weekend. 

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During an Acroyoga workshop, participants practice a pose called the 'High Flying Whale.'


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A musical performance on Friday evening by the founder of Yoga on Main in Manayunk, David Newman, left, was followed by a powerful set by musician Trevor Hall.


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Artists live-painted throughout the musical performances of the weekend, setting up easels near the stage.


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Stand-up paddleboard yoga was taught by Jessie Benson, founder and creator of FloYo, which offers workshops, classes and teacher trainings worldwide.


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Sid McNairy, founder and owner of Sid Yoga, led a Power Yoga class on Saturday.


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Lovelight co-producers Wynne Paris, left, and Woodstock producer Michael Lang.


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Acroyoga instructors Elizabeth Burris and Justin Blazejewski give a spotting demo called 'Titanic' during a class at the Yoga Pavilion.



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Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra leads a group headstand challenge and workshop. The challenge and workshop drew one of the weekend's largest crowds.


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Many workshops for children and families were offered, which drew a diverse range of ages to the event.


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In addition to dozens of yoga classes and workshops, many musicians and DJs brought an eclectic range of music to the festival.


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The festival was held at Camp Ramblewood, a large outdoor facility set deep in the forest in Darlington, Maryland.


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Krishna Das, a legendary musician and performer of traditional Hindu Kirtans, performed on Saturday before an enthusiastic and devoted crowd.


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Aerial artist Hillary Moon performed on silks during a Kirtan set by Krishna Das.


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During a combined restorative Acroyoga and Thai massage class, participants practice the pose, 'Super Yogi.'


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A sound bath was provided by Lauren Dize, a gong and Tibetan singing bowl master.