ATLANTA - We all know that yoga can make you stronger, more flexible, and far more centered – but let’s be honest, it can be a little intimidating walking into that first class. But this weekend, a two-day festival will aim to open the possibilities of yoga to as wide an audience as possible…which means getting down and “dirty” with the age-old practice.
The 5th Annual Dirty South Yoga Festival will take place on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta. The annual event brings together dozens of yoga teachers and several partner studios, offering a full slate of classes, workshops, and experiences for people of all yoga abilities. The festival was founded by Jessica Murphy back in 2014 as a way to showcase just how diverse the local yoga scene really is – which means it includes just about every form of yoga (and music) you can imagine. Along with the classes, the festival will feature food trucks serving healthy eats and a Makers’ Market, with vendors selling locally made goods.
There will be an official Dirty South Yoga Festival kickoff party Friday night, July 20th, at Monday Night Garage from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Loudermilk Center is located at 40 Courtland Street NE in Downtown Atlanta, and general admission tickets are $99, with two and three-day passes also available.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Tough Love Yoga, one of the festival’s partner studios, learning more about yoga and why this festival might be a good time to finally take that first step (or, stretch!) into a studio.