Dirty South Yoga Fest to celebrate Atlanta’s thriving yoga community July 29 – 30

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Dirty South Yoga Fest to celebrate Atlanta’s thriving yoga community July 29 – 30

Fourth annual community festival and silent art auction to benefit Centering Youth 


ATLANTA Dirty South Yoga Fest, a two-day yoga event that supports, spotlights and celebrates the best of Atlanta yoga, invites Atlantans to “root down and rise up” as it celebrates its fourth annual event on July 29 – 30. The Kick Off party begins Saturday evening at SweetWater Brewery and Armour Yards and continues all day Sunday at the Loudermilk Conference Center in the heart of downtown Atlanta. This year’s event features a diverse sampling of Atlanta’s instructors offering yoga inspired workshops and a silent art auction.  


“Dirty South Yoga Fest is an opportunity to experience connection to mind, body and community through the practice of yoga,” said Jessica Murphy, founder of Dirty South Yoga Fest. “Yoga is often translated to mean union- our goal is to focus on ways we can bring people together in celebration rather than further dividing or isolating ourselves from one another.  Dirty South Yoga Fest brings people together in a way that is fun, accessible and inviting for people of all levels. ”


This year’s festival will feature two days of yoga, offering 27 different class options and 48 teachers from Atlanta’s local yoga studios including Sacred Thread, Infinity Yoga, Decatur Hot Yoga, Form Yoga, Empower Yoga, Thunderbolt Power Yoga, and more.  Saturday evening includes free brewery tours and tastings from SweetWater Brewery and the Root City Market Makers and Vendors will be available both days. Yogis will also have the chance to meet some of the city’s wellness leaders and enjoy entertainment, activities, and music in the Dirty South Yoga Fest marketplace. The “OM Project” silent auction featuring yoga-inspired pieces from local artists will benefit Centering Youth, a non­profit yoga service initiative that brings yoga and mindfulness to young people in crisis. The funds raised in the auction will go directly to Centering Youth to support its service initiative.


“Centering Youth wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of the Atlanta yoga community,” said Holle Black, founder of Centering Youth. “With their continued support, we’re able to maintain our programs in the juvenile justice system, providing the gift of yoga to homeless youth and adults, girls who have been sexually exploited and individuals struggling with addiction.”


Tickets to Dirty South Yoga Fest are available for purchase now. For the latest event updates, visit dirtysouthyogafest.com, facebook.com/dirtysouthyogafest and on Twitter @dirtysouth_yoga and Instagram @dirtysouthyogafest.


About Dirty South Yoga Fest

Dirty South Yoga Fest is a curated yoga event that supports, spotlights and celebrates the best of Atlanta yoga. Dirty South Yoga strives to inspire positive personal and social transformation through the practice of yoga, while also celebrating our southern roots and communities. Dirty South Yoga Fest strives to support teachers, to encourage the spread of yoga and to inspire positive social change through yoga, service, and awareness. For more information, visit dirtysouthyogafest.com facebook.com/dirtysouthyogafest and on Twitter @dirtysouth_yoga and Instagram @dirtysouthyogafest.


About Centering Youth

Centering Youth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit yoga service initiative that brings Yoga and Mindfulness to young people in juvenile justice system, and to those who have been sexually exploited, abused or are homeless.


Yoga and mindfulness training have proven effective in providing young people and adults with tools for gaining self-confidence, focusing their attention, and controlling their emotions and conduct while engaging in a positive physical and mental activity.  It is the goal of Centering Youth to give participants tools to help them function in their family units, in schools and in their communities, so they can succeed in reaching their positive goals, avoid future contact with the criminal justice system and advance the cause of community safety. Our classes are open, when possible and appropriate, to parents, guardians and the staffs of the facilities, such as juvenile courts, where the classes are being offered, since our classes benefit all who participate and assist in creating a positive bond between the youthful participants, their parents and those who supervise or otherwise assist them.


In addition, Centering Youth offers training workshops and other activities for those involved in, or who want to become involved in, bringing yoga and mindfulness to underserved communities.  Centering Youth seeks to raise awareness and the level of service activity in the Atlanta yoga community and across the nation.


For more information, visit centeringyouth.org, facebook.com/centeringyouth and on Twitter @centeringyouth.

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