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April 07, 2015

Get your 'om' on this Namas Day

A day of yoga events brings peace, meditation to Philadelphia

Events Health and Fitness
Yoga File Art/for PhillyVoice

Namas Day is Saturday, April 18.

Twice a year Philly Area Yoga celebrates Namas Day, a day-long series of yoga workshops and meditation. Local instructors, wellness experts and businesses will be on hand to guide yogis through their practice and share their services. The festival's spring edition (named for the Sanskrit greeting, namaste, often used before and after yoga practices) is Saturday, April 18. 

During the day, 14 workshops and classes will be open to full-day pass and half-day pass ticket holders. Full pass ticket holders can choose three classes and get a welcome meditation and end-of-day bonus class, while half pass holders get two classes and the welcome meditation.

Workshops include "yoga anatomy," focusing on the lower back and shoulders, "Backbends for Everybody," hip-opening exercises and more. Each class has limited attendance and popular classes are filling up fast. Featured presenters include Dana Trixie Flynn, celebrating her 25th year of yoga, and renown teacher and lifestyle expert Faith Hunter.

Alongside the yoga offerings of the day, there will be a marketplace of vendors open to attendees. Local studios and artists will be represented, including DIG Yoga, Anahata Mala jewelry, Happy Girl Cookie Company and clothing company Manifesta. Foo Truck and Happy Pita food trucks will be parked at Namas Day to satisfy hungry bellies.

Namas Day

Saturday, April 18
8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | $125 for full day, $75 for half
WHYY Building
150 N. 6th St.
(484) 947-6072