Staying true to this year’s theme of ‘We Are The Mandala’, Byron Spirit Festival expands its weekend-long programming to include even more teachers and nurturers to assist in your journey of self-discovery and development. Here’s a look at the Yoga Program.
Tymi Howard is an International Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Owner of Guruv Yoga Studios in the United States. Pioneering the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Central Florida, Tymi is dedicated to inspiring people to discover their life’s purpose through the art of yoga and is known in the yoga community as a “Teacher of Teachers” and a skilful graceful practitioner, students fall in love with her dynamic, playful style of teaching, artistic sequencing and music! She is a self-proclaimed travel junky, blogger, animal rights advocate, lover of God, Life and Yoga. Forever a student and grateful to all of her teachers, students and family who continue to inspire!
Clinical Psychologist, Yoga Teacher and certified iRest Teacher, Dr Lauren Tober is a Mullumbimby local, with a passion for health, healing, happiness and awakening Lauren integrates the best of western psychology with ancient yogic wisdom, both on and off the mat.
Discovering yoga and meditation at the age of 19 as a suggested preventative for back problems, Rachel Zinman has been practising yoga for 30 years and has taught for over 20. Beginning her studies in Sydney before later moving to Byron, her training continued in the Iyengar and Astanga methods, with one of her first teaching engagements taking place at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore as the Head of Dance. Also, a published author and writer for many online and print magazines about lifestyle and yoga, she has recently released a book, “Yoga for Diabetes” which references her own journey with the condition and how yoga has helped her to maintain balance.
Finding his calling at a young age, John Weddephol has been teaching yoga since his late teens. Having studied with some of the most influential teachers in the west, in 2004 immersing himself in the tradition he studied with two of India’s time-honoured lineages dating back to the Vedanta lineage of the great revivalist Adi Shankara and Kriya Siddha yoga lineage of Patanjali Siddha. Featured as a presenter on many international festivals including the Bali Spirit Festival, The Berlin Yoga Festival and the Byron Spirit Festival Retreat, Australia, traditional without being a traditionalist, John’s students love his quick wit, sense of humour and down to earth practical approach.
Zoe Braithwaite has worked extensively in local and international communities in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East at various Festival and corporate event. Zoe and her company YogaJoy will be joining us to share their popular Acro-Yoga classes and will also be setting up an Acro-Yoga play space in the Spirit Village.
The festival’s new Byron Bay home will see the program running between Byron’s premiere new events complex Cavanbah Centre and the luxurious surrounds of Elements Of Byron.
Visit the website, join the mailing list, and stay tuned to the festival’s various social media platforms for all up to date program additions, ticket sales, giveaways, et al. www.spiritfestival.com.au.