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The second annual Budding Tree Yoga Festival

On Sunday, September 13, yoga enthusiasts will gather at Canalside for the second annual Budding Tree Yoga Festival. The free event is a way for yoga lovers of all ages and abilities to unite at the waterfront – it’s a splendid sight to see hundreds of yogis, en mass, teaching, sharing and learning how to live a healthy lifestyle.

The event will feature various workshops and classes, all taught by instructors from myriad studios throughout the region. Aside from yoga, there will be health and wellness workshops that include Intro to Hoop Dance. Participants can expect a full day of live music, a health related marketplace, and hand made crafts from local artists and artisans.

The second annual Budding Tree Yoga Festival will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 10am to 5pm at Canalside, in downtown Buffalo. Attendees are asked to bring their own yoga mats and water bottles, and to dress appropriately for a yoga class and the weather.

The class and workshop schedule is as follows: (subject to change)

Great Lawn (along the boardwalk)

10am Kids and Family Yoga – Julie Leatherbarrow 11am Asana Essentials in a Static Practice – David Drost 12pm Mystical Vinyasa Flow – Kali Rose Czyrny
1pm Hatha Yoga – Julia Kress
2pm Partner Yoga – Erin and Adam Schifferli
3pm Yoga to Meditation – Sarah Guglielmi
4pm Bhakti with live music! – Kristin Thomas MD.

Pierce Lawn (btwn Lloyd St and Hanover)

10am Vinyasa Flow – Carrie Jacobson 11am Kundalini – Sofia Salim-Clark
12pm Yamas and Niyamas – Tracy Draksic 1pm Power Yoga – Sue Kincaid

2pm Slow Vinyasa Flow – Monica Zucco 3pm Kripalu Flow– Kristen Damstetter

Workshops Under the Tree (by Clinton’s Dish)

10am Laughter Yoga with Sapna Patel
11am Benefits of Doula Services – Molly McDermott
12pm Ayurveda Lifestyle – Julia Kress
1pm Foundations of the Postures – Erin and Adam Schifferi 2pm Intro to Hoop Dance – Kristen Damstetter
3pm Acro Yoga – Juliana Burkhart

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The 2015 Budding Tree Yoga Festival is presented by Budding Tree Yoga for Kids, in partnership with The Himalayan Institute and Renew Bath & Body, with additional support provided by Wegmans, Joy Wheel Yoga & Wellness, Coyle Chiropractic, and Kiddie Corner Child Care Center, Inc.. Visit for additional event details, including instructor profiles and a list of participants in the vendor marketplace. For additional queries, email


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