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Budding Tree Yoga Festival

The schedule has been announced for the first annual Budding Tree Yoga Festival, which is set to be held at Canalside on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Yogis from around the region will be praying for sun and warm weather, as hundreds will congregate at the waterfront from 9am to 6pm.

Bring a yoga mat and water, and dress in accordance with yoga-friendly activities, and the rest is easy breezy lemon squeezy.

The festival is free, open to the public, and welcomes all ages and yoga abilities. The original date for the event was scheduled for July, but was canceled due to inclement weather.

Come check out the yoga scene in Buffalo, and participate in health & wellness workshops and a variety of yoga-related lifestyle activities. There will be a vendor marketplace and live music too. Here’s the schedule for the yoga classes, and the breakdown of each class (subject to change):

On the Great Lawn 
9-10:00 Kids and Family Yoga, with Julie Leatherbarrow
10-11:00 Pre/Post Natal Yoga, with Megan Callahan
11-11:30 Foundation Asana Workshop in a Static Practice, with Zefea Samson
11:30-12:15 Bollywood Dance Demo, with Gaitre Devi
12:15-1:15 Mystical Healing Vinyasa Flow , with musical accompaniment by Naryan Padmanabha
1:15-2:15 Hatha Yoga, with Julia Kress
2:15-3:15 Slow Flow Vinyasa, with Monica Zucco w/Naryan
3:15-4:15 Hoop Dance Yoga Workshop, with Kristin Damstetter and music by Naryan Padmanabha
4:30-5:30 Zumba , by the JCC

On the Dunbar Lawn
10-10:30 Laughter Yoga, with Sapna
10:30-11:30 Kundalini Yoga, with Sofia Clark
12:15-1:00 Paddleboard Yoga Workshop, with Marie Phillips
1-2:00 Yoga for Wellness, with Tara Laurenzie
2-3:00 Personal and Spiritual Development Workshop, with Laura Jean Castelluzzo

The 2014 Budding Tree Yoga Festival is being presented by Budding Tree Yoga for Kids, with the support of The Himalayan Institute, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Wegmans, the Mindful Market, Kiddie Corner Child Care Center, Inc., and Canalside Buffalo.

Canalside Buffalo is located adjacent to the Naval Park, First Niagara Center, and the Buffalo River. For GPS use 44 Prime Street, Buffalo NY 14203 as destination address. There is ample parking located in surface lots and ramps around the Arena, and on-street and metered parking. Visitors are encouraged to take the Metro Rail for easiest access. Visit for more information.

Visit for additional event details, including instructor profiles.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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