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Anya Love is preparing for the 2019 Aloha Kauai Yoga and Peace Festival at Lydgate Park.
The second Aloha Kauai Yoga and Peace Festival is this weekend at Lydgate Park.
It will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with yoga workshops and classes, peace meditations, music, entertainment and other activities.
But this is not your usual yoga festival, said organizer Anya Love. It is what she calls a “soul journey” into a world focused on bringing peace to humanity.
“It’s more about connection,” she said.
Last year’s festival attracted about 400 people so she wanted to bring it back again and believes it could bring in even a larger crowd to learn from yogis.
“We had so much fun uniting our tribe and connecting with right people,” she said.
The festival involves some 60 people teaching, presenting and performing. The workshops and classes will be held in a large tent by the main pavilion.
There are a variety of classes for yoga rookies to veterans. All ages are welcome and keiki under 18 are free.
“You will get those tools to be more peaceful, to be more balanced,” Love said. “There will be all kinds of opportunities to explore the inner depths of yourself.
Love said there will be breaks at noon and 5 p.m. to meditate on peace.
“Inner peace is world peace,” she said.
There will also be what Love called an “ecstatic dance” to end each day. It is a time when people will be free to move to the music as they feel — a time for free expression.
“No right or wrong, just dancing,” Love said.
Cost is $50 a day or $140 for three days. Pay at the door or at alohafestival.org.
For those who would like to attend the festival but can’t afford it, Love said they can volunteer instead of paying by helping with greeting, parking, security and zero waste.
“We have jobs for everybody,” she said.
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