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Zen Zone ’15 – Earth Day Austin

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Loving the Earth Loving Ourselves (3pm-4pm, Zen Zone)

Tap into the power of LOVE and learn to use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)- or “Tapping- to transform your inner and outer being with world renowned EFT expert Sonya Sophia. Tapping is a meridian based, self-healing tool that works with imbalances in a person’s energy system to address the influence of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions on the body and can rapidly reduce emotional impacts of trauma, negative thoughts, and shame. You will leave feeling uplifted, inspired, and filled with life giving LOVE.

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Perennial Dance Company (2:00pm, zen zone)
Perennial Dance Company will share with you the basics of the ancient art of belly dance. They’ll supply jingly hip scarves to participants and break down simple movements, such as undulations and shimmies, and show you how to put them all together into a fluid and rhythmic combination. Belly dance is for everyone and all are encouraged to join in!

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Hoop Dance Basics and Beyond (5:00pm, zen zone)
The modest hula hoop has come a long way from a simple child’s toy to a fitness prop and dance partner. Come learn the fun of this high benefit low impact dance form. Waist hooping is an amazing core workout for all ages and skill levels. Come find your flow!

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All Levels Yoga (4:00pm, zen zone)

Join Alyson Atma Simms for a beginner friendly yoga and meditation class. Her teaching style brings an intensity of spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. Come tune up your body and mind for this beautiful hour of practice!

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Henna Tattoos (all day, zen zone)

Mishelle Wade is a local henna artist. She uses only fresh, organic henna powder, lemon and essential oils in her intricate designs. Henna art has been around for thousands of years and is used to beautify the body and in many celebrations like weddings. Tattoos last 5-7 days and look beautiful on people of all ages!

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Leya Samiloglu (12:30pm, zen zone)
Leya¬†is a registered yoga teacher who has been practicing since 2002 in a variety of different traditions: Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow. As a Vinyasa Flow practitioner and teacher, Leya is interested in and plays with transitions, a perfect metaphor for the soulful and inquisitive nature of the yogic philosophy that infuses her sequences. Leya’s early afternoon “Awakening Meditation” will lead into a Yoga instruction where¬†she¬†will help you explore the challenging, healing,¬†and life-changing practice that is Yoga.

Mia and TerryEcstatic Soul Sessions (5:30pm, zen zone)
Come Celebrate Earth Day with an ecstatic dance experience that can heal, nourish, connect to the divine, and inspire.  Whether you are new to this experience or a well traveled ecstatic dancer, please join Mia E. Pem and Terry Teaters of Ecstatic Soul Sessions in the Zen Zone for a dance finale. Arrive with ALL of yourself and move with the dance of life.