YOGA ROCKS THE PARK® announces the launch of their 2013 summer season in over 10 cities across the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, YRP presented by Natural Fitness has grown steadily from a small grassroots gathering into one of the most beloved, weekly, family-friendly, summer yoga and live music wellness festivals in the U.S.
Yoga Rocks The Park® was originally conceived to support Denver, Colorado's thriving yoga community with the opportunity to practice yoga to a soundtrack of live music, under the Mile High State's famously clear summer skies and give back to the community. By the end of the 2012 season, with attendance topping over 400 people at select Denver events, it became clear that cities across the U.S. would welcome additional dates and locations.
“Yoga Rocks the Park® is not just a weekly event, it’s a movement to bring a sense of peace and joy to communities throughout the country. We want to celebrate communities that are thriving in a unified sense of family and wellness, and are having fun doing it. We are thrilled to have expanded the YRP Movement into 14 cities across the U.S. with more plans for growth over the next few years,” says Erik Vienneau, YRP’s Founder.
The Yoga Rocks the Park® series runs on select Saturdays & Sundays throughout the summer in America’s favorite parks, donating 10% of the net profits to local nonprofit organizations. The weekly events feature a yoga class accompanied by live music with some of the top and emerging yoga instructors and musicians in the country, while providing unique experiences with national and local conscious companies and access to innovations in wellness. This year’s line-up includes yoga with Gina Caputo, Dana Damara, Dave Farmar, Stephanie Snyder, Katie Brauer, Buddy Macuha and so many others, and music from such artists as Steve Gold, Mental Physix, Dub Sutra, Rara Avis, Luminaries, Derek Beres, Craig Kohland of Shaman’s Dream and more.
“Our event is unique in that we partner with conscious organizations that really share our passion for creating strong communities that thrive in wellness. We are proud to develop long-term relationships with our hands-on partners and our community does the same,” says National Partnership Relations Manager, Traci Wallace.
YRP partners with such organizations as National Presenting Sponsor, Natural Fitness with National support from be present, Rive, Luna Bar, Hanuman Festival, Yoganonymous, Natural Awakenings, Yogi Tunes, My Yoga Online, USA Mart and White Swan Records; with additional support from many local organizations throughout the U.S.
"Natural Fitness had an incredible experience last year in the Denver/Boulder market that we jumped at the chance to come on board as the presenting sponsor of Yoga Rocks the Park. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to get to meet with so many people as passionate about wellness and yoga, not to mention music as we are!" - Nicole Moret Schumacher, Chief Marketing Officer at Natural Fitness, Yoga Rocks The Park National Presenting Sponsor.
In select cities Camp Yoga Rocks The Park is offered as a compliment to Yoga Rocks The Park®, providing a fun, safe and interactive yoga camp customized for children ages 3-10 years old that begins and ends a few minutes before and after the main class so parents can enjoy their full practice. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the park.
• Kansas City: Sundays May 5-June 30, 2013
• Denver: Select Sundays May 26-Sept 22, 2013
• Omaha: Sundays May 26-July 14, 2013
• Cleveland: Select Sat & Sun’s from June 2-Sept 22, 2013
• Boulder: Saturdays June 22-July 27, 2013
• St. Louis: Sundays June 30 August 18, 2013
• Milwaukee: Sundays June 30-Sept 8, 2013
• St. Paul: Saturdays July 6-Aug 31, 2013
• Portland: Select Saturdays July 13-Sept 14, 2013
• San Francisco: Saturdays from Aug 3-Sept 14, 2013
• San Diego: Sundays from August 4-Sept 8, 2013
• Chicago: Select Sundays from May 26 - Sept 15, 2013
For more information or to request an interview please contact Traci Wallace by phone or via email.