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I am SO excited to teach alongside local, national, and internationally renowned yoga teachers, thought leaders, and wellness experts at Wanderlust Atlanta Two Day Festival.

For 10 years, Wanderlust Festival has gathered teachers, experts, musicians, and creators at stunning destination resorts for transformational experiences—each unique unto itself. For the first time, we’re bringing our destination festival experience to select US cities.

An evolution from Wanderlust 108 of years past, Wanderlust Atlanta offers the full range of Wanderlust Festival experiences: 50+ classes per day led by premiere teachers in yoga and meditation, a wide variety of expert fitness instructors and activities, and a full lineup of inspirational speakers, all in a premium festival setting featuring local foods, craft vendors, healers, live music and more. Fill your days with classes and experiences in our six beautiful tented venues and our sprawling festival grounds. Step into new practices and new ideas—you’ll discover that a healthy and inspired life is waiting just around the corner.

Octavia’s Teaching Schedule at festival is:

Saturday 2:00pm

Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 3:30pm

Meditate.

September 30, 2014

Asana is like a house protecting one from the heat of the sun. – Peg Mulqueen

That’s all asana is – a house protecting you from pain, suffering, and from contrary forces. It’s like the supporting tortoise for those who are constantly devoted to the practice of yoga.  Asana is not yoga. –David Garrigues   From Conference notes with DG.

I’d practiced asana (poses) five years before I began to meditate. I am grateful to asana. For me, it was a doorway to the transformative, healing, and real practice that is yoga. I reached a point where I knew there was something else to the practice other than asana, yet,  I didn’t know what it was.

Once I discovered meditation, I realized we move the body  through asana to prepare it for the stillness of meditation.

Though asana felt good to my physical body, it was when I began a regular sitting meditation practice that I sensed a deeper sense of harmony from within.

For me, 10-20 minutes of meditation a day created  more peace, calm, and space in my mind and body than a 90 minute asana yoga practice did.

Meditation is  THAT powerful.

It’s essential to the yogic practice and path.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s an article that I wrote that outlines a simple way to begin meditating now.

Want the guidance of a teacher? I’m super excited that Meryl Arnett will be teaching and leading meditation every Tuesday at 6:30pm at Atlanta Hot Yoga.

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