Prepare yourself for another glorious day at High Sierra by connecting your mind, body and spirit with a variety of outdoor playshops! All classes are held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on The Lawn or Funk’n Jamhouse (see map).
Namaste Yoga ~ 9am (The Lawn)
This style of yoga is an alignment-based vinyasa practice. Ann Marie will guide you through a mindfully paced class with sun salutations, standing poses, deep stretches, and some helpful adjustments. Ann Marie brings over 23 years of teaching experience to High Sierra and is long-time Truckee/Tahoe resident. Please bring your mat or towel. (NamasteTruckee.com)
AcroYoga ~ 10am (The Lawn)
See what all the fun is about! AcroYoga is a playful blend of Yoga, partner acrobatics and Thai massage. In this class we will balance, stretch, support, and of course, fly! Michael and Laura will lead you through a joyful hour of AcroYoga basics that is sure to put a smile on your face. No partner or experience needed—just bring a mat or towel if you have one and we’ll enjoy the morning together!
FlowMotion Pilates ~ 11am (Funk’n Jamhouse)
Margy and Jessi return to lead a Pilates class to help you go with the flow of the festival. Keep your back, hips, knees, shoulders, neck, and feet prepared for a lot of pain-free dancing, standing, sitting around camp, and walking all over the fairgrounds! Bring your mat or a towel, something to keep you hydrated and we’ll see you in the Jamhouse!
Sacred Paths Yoga ~ 12pm (Funk’n Jamhouse)
Join us in ceremony as we flow with the winds of the Native American Medicine Wheel. We will begin the first day with a Cacao Offering to set intention and facilitate opening and reception of the festival experience. Saturday’s focus is the beauty of life and the energetic balance of the chakras. Sunday is a restorative flow as we integrate our experience and manifest our intentions. Classes will be filled with a combination of breath, movement, dance and live music. Bring a yoga mat and some water. (SacredPathsYoga.com)
Holistic HoopDance ~ 5pm (The Lawn)
Join us for our seventh year at High Sierra. This multi-level, all-ages playshop is for everyone! Beginners will receive an introduction to the movements, motions and flow of the hoop. Experienced hoopers will be challenged with more advanced moves. Learn skills that enhance body awareness, hand-eye coordination and balance. Hoops provided for play and purchase. (Holistichooping.com)
NOW: A Place to Just BE (New!)
Located in the garden adjacent to the Funk’n Jamhouse, we’re pleased to bring you NOW, a 24-hour sanctuary of serenity right in the heart of High Sierra. Come enjoy the art of HSMF Ambiance artist, Rob Tobin (also this year’s Vaudeville tent theme designer) and the Ambiance crew and sink into a sacred space to unwind, connect or just BE. HERE. NOW. Feel free to bring blankets and stretch or do yoga, play acoustic instruments or simply ponder the “how” of the brown cow.…
The following Spirit Playshops, hosted by yoga and meditation instructor Lisa Rueff and musician/music instructor Emilie Rohrbach, will also be offered in NOW Friday through Sunday:
Guided Heart Art Meditation and “SongVersation” ~ 9:30am
Rise and shine! Start off your morning with a Heart and Soul Guided Music Meditation followed by a combination of creative journaling and “heart art”. Art supplies will be provided for participants to create “Heart Art” and messages to gift to others and adorn around the Fairgrounds. Feel free to bring your own notebook, craft supplies and a towel, blanket or mat to sit on. Jumpstart your day with LOVE and enjoy a delightfully uplifting and nourishing experience for your heart and soul.
Get Sparked! ~ 3:30pm
Connect, celebrate and uplift each other! Come see what the fun is all about with a revolutionary new game that’s filled with inspiration, heart and hilarity. From soulful conversations to juicy surprises and laugh-until-you-cry moments, you never know what will be SPARKED! Come alone and/or bring friends for the most heartfelt and hilarious time that will leave your spirit ignited! Signature Sparked Flash metallic tattoos and sparkly gold glitter will be shared to adorn you and make sure you “get sparked” both inside and out! Bring a towel, blanket or mat to sit on. (readysetsparked.com)
HSMF Stretch Salon (New!)
Mineral Building, 8-9pm, Thur-Sun
Whether gearing up for a big night of dancing or winding down from a day in the sun, your body will thank you for giving it some attention. Bring a yoga mat or towel to the Mineral Building for some free-form stretching as you’re serenaded by High Sierra artists. Basic yoga props provided but no official instruction.