Yoga can increase your flexibility—a crucial trait to have if you ever want to finally find out where your mail goes. Seek the truth with this GrouponLive deal to One Yoga USA Presents Dallas Yoga Conference and Music Fest, running September 14–16 at the Maverick Activity Center in Arlington.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for an all-day pass for Friday, September 14 (a $115 value)
Live music pervades 13 master intensives that run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Acro yoga kicks off the morning by pairing people into impromptu circus duos, in which one partner twists and dances in the air as the other holds them aloft. DJ Sukha pipes in a wake-up set of world-tinged trance, electronica, and dubstep. Throughout the day, chakras will be tuned and purified. Hearts will be opened through singing, stories, poetry, and journaling. People will transform into snakes and waves through immersion in Prasana yoga and a hot tub full of mutagen. From 7 p.m. through 9 p.m., participants observe a vow of silence and dissolve boundaries between each other by freeform dancing to the slithery beats and dreamlike vocal crests of Shamans Dream. An after-party of fire hooping and drum circles runs from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Yoga experience is recommended for Friday.
- $75 for an all-day pass for Saturday, September 15 (a $195 value)
After an opening om ceremony at 8 a.m., yogis of all levels can zero in on breathwork, hand positions, flights, Thai yoga massage, and Vedic astrology during any of 25 classes taught by dozens of national teachers and guest presenters. Vinyasa, Bhakti, and Prana yoga styles predominate. The Bhakti House Band leads lunchers through some kirtan ecstatic chants, then comes back for a full-fledged concert from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. An after-party follows the concert.
- $55 for an all-day pass for Sunday, September 16 (a $150 value)
Sunday's 17 classes include tutorials on yoga instruction, chakras, alignment, arm balance, and nutrition healing, as well as meditation involving gongs and even hula hoops. At 5 p.m., The Human Experience (AKA David Block) caps the festival by layering human voices, sacred sounds, and sultry grooves into a psychedelic multimedia experience. Classes run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Catered lunches (including vegetarian and vegan options) are available on Saturday and Sunday and must be preordered here with a donation of your choice by September 7. The donation is not included in this Groupon.
One Yoga USA
One Yoga USA founder Jennifer Buergermeister approaches yoga's many forms with a mastery honed over 20 years—and the philosophy of a gardener. OYUSA's mission likens yoga to a tree: many branches, deep roots. In that spirit of multiplicity, it has designed flexible training programs that branch out from foundational training into a phantasmagoria of elective modules that total anywhere from 300 to 1000 hours. On the way to certification, students can immerse themselves in almost every flavor of yoga and supplement it with a buffet of Sanskrit, organic eating, anatomy and physiology, and neurolinguistic programming—forging a self-created major with far more real-world applications than their doctorate in unicorn dressage.