YOGAROO INSTRUCTORS

KEVIN COURTNEY

Kevin Courtney is recognized for his innovative and authentic teaching style, weaving classical Hatha yoga and contemporary Vinyasa sequences with the ancient art of Qi Gong, and Kundalini kriyas.

Inspired by his primary teacher Nikki Costello, and influenced by the teachings of Richard Freeman, Swami Satchidananda, & B.K.S. Iyengar, his goal is to foster an inspired learning environment so students can explore for themselves the deeper meaning of the practice.

Kevin is also a founding member of Nada Sadhana. A music project creating contemporary instrumental music for yoga and movement. Their first album, Volume I: The Brooklyn Sessions, became one of the most listened to albums in yoga studios across the country and is available on iTunes. They currently are in the studio recoding Vol. II: The Nosara Sessions.

He lives in Brooklyn New York, teaches at Kula Yoga Project and holds workshops, trainings and retreats around the globe.

Jamie Harris

White Plains native Jamie Harris has always been an all-around athlete. Baseball and soccer as a youngster gave way to basketball and football during high school. After years of sports and weight lifting, it was only a matter of time before he would discover yoga!

Jamie “officially” began practicing yoga in 2008 when he attended restorative classes after reconstructive knee surgery. He quickly realized that had been practicing asana, pranayama and meditation for years without knowing yoga as an holistic discipline! Then, when illness struck a member of his family, he recalls;

“My body responded to the stress with debilitating back pain. I began practicing daily — meditation, Reiki, musical/vibrational healing, along with my regular asana and pranayama practice. This is when I decided I wanted to become a teacher.”

Jamie has worked as a Personal Trainer since 2007 and has been teaching yoga since 2010. While exploring many different styles, Jamie became captivated by the Tantric philosophy employed in Anusara Yoga, and the alignment details of Iyengar yoga. Currently, Jamie is studying the martial arts inspired Budokon Yoga, and embracing its challenges! With his background as a personal trainer and love of yoga, Jamie continues to explore the relationships between mind, body and spirit; seeking more clarity and alignment. He loves to teach, finding great joy in sharing this beautiful tradition with others!

Patrick McAndrew

Patrick McAndrew's world changed when he experienced his essential nature through meditating in the lineage of Nityananda ("forever in bliss") at age seventeen. Devotionally exploring the interconnectedness of everything, he became a regular at yoga classes in New York City while earning his diploma in Theater at The LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. He came to Vermont to study Music at Goddard College and taught yoga and meditation to his peers. Celebrating ten years of practice, he was certified as a Yoga Teacher at Kripalu in June 2007. At this time, his love of music began integrating with his yoga practice and Patrick began leading Kirtan, call and response ecstatic chanting, satisfying a life-long goal of creating celebration and community through music. In 2010, he had the privilege of traveling to India, experiencing yoga at an even deeper level, on the beach in Puri, at the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, and the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in Vrindavan.

A certified Kripalu teacher and faculty assistant, Patrick can often be seen sipping coconut water in the cafe or strumming his ukulele outside at Kripalu Center. When he's not traveling, Patrick makes his home in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, where he continues to teach locally at Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga, Laughing River Yoga, and the Burlington Yoga Conference.. Patrick, "Yogi P", leads Kirtan jams both on and off the mat. These devotional, transformational events are an inclusive practice that encourages all participants to release their inhibitions and sing from the highest reaches of their souls. Patrick sings and plays guitar with his own jam-fusion Kirtan band, Yogi P & The Funky Shanti, and has performed with Kirtan luminaries like Shyamdas, Jai Uttal, C.C. White, Dave Stringer, Gurunam Singh, and Devadas.

Sarah Fields

Sarah began her journey as a yoga student in 2004. She completed her 200-hr teacher training program in 2009 at Neighborhood Yoga in Boone, NC. She is currently studying with Integrative Yoga Therapy in their 1000-hr Professional Yoga Therapist program. Sarah teaches group yoga classes and private yoga sessions at Glowing Body Yoga Studio in Knoxville, TN. In 2011, Sarah graduated from Asheville School of Yoga and Massage and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in Tennessee, and 2012, she graduated from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a Holistic Health Coach. Sarah blends these modalities and tools to create an integrated and unique approach towards finding better health and living a more joyful life.

Sarah is passionate in helping others heal and become empowered to live the life they desire with more awareness, compassion, and authenticity. Sarah's yoga classes will allow you the opportunity to dive deeper and find more connection with yourself and the world around. To connect with Sarah, visit her website http://www.bewellknoxville.com

YOGA ORGANIZATIONS

Isha Foundation, founded by Sadhguru, is a volunteer-run, international nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential. The Foundation is a human service organization that recognizes the possibility of each person to empower another - restoring global community through inspiration and individual transformation.

Isha Foundation is operated by over 2 Million volunteers from more than 150 city-based centers spread worldwide. The Foundation is headquartered at Isha Yoga Center, set in the lush rainforest at the base of the Velliangiri Mountains in southern India, and at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences on the spectacular Cumberland Plateau in middle Tennessee, USA.

At the core of the Foundation's activities is a customized system of yoga called Isha Yoga. Isha Yoga distills powerful, ancient yogic methods for a modern person, creating peak physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. This basis of total wellbeing accelerates inner growth, allowing each individual to tap the wealth of vibrant life within oneself. Sadhguru's introductory program, Inner Engineering, introduces Shambhavi Maha Mudra - a simple but powerful kriya (inner energy process) for deep inner transformation.

Isha Foundation, a vibrant spiritual moment also implements several large-scale human service projects to support individual growth, revitalize the human spirit, rebuild communities, and restore the environment.

Operating in 152 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of AOLF’s programs are guided by Sri Sri’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” The AOLF community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life, backgrounds and religious orientations.

AOLF offers numerous highly effective educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for all individuals. These programs, which include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living, have helped millions around the world to completely transform their lives.

In addition to these courses offered globally, AOLF, working in collaboration with The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), has successfully implemented numerous humanitarian projects and service initiatives including conflict resolution programs, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, and environmental sustainability.

SCHEDULE

SOLAR STAGE

FRIDAY

Restorative
Kevin Courtney
9a-10a

Meditation with The Isha Foundation
10:10a-10:40a

Vinyasa
Kevin Courtney
10:50a-11:50a

Breathing with The Art of Living
12:00p-12:30p

SATURDAY

Restorative
Jamie Harris
9a-10a

Meditation with The Isha Foundation
10:05a-10:35a

Vinyasa
Jamie Harris
10:40a-11:40a

Breathing with The Art of Living
11:45a-12:15p

SUNDAY

Restorative
Sarah Fields
9a-10a

Meditation with The Isha Foundation
10:10a-10:40a

Vinyasa
Sarah Fields
10:50a-11:50a

Breathing with The Art of Living
​12:00p-12:30p

POD 7

FRIDAY

Vinyasa
Patrick McAndrew
7p-7:45p

SATURDAY

Vinyasa
Patrick McAndrew
7p-7:45p

SUNDAY

Vinyasa
Patrick McAndrew
7p-7:45p

VIP

FRIDAY

Vinyasa
Jamie Harris
10a-11a

SATURDAY

Vinyasa
Patrick McAndrew
10a-11a

SUNDAY

Vinyasa
Jamie Harris
11a-12p