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commongroundsfestival. Welcome MN's Newest Yoga Instructor & Resident Jq Williams!

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Welcome MN's Newest Yoga Instructor & Resident Jq Williams! She is a warm and energetic teacher that recently opened St. Paul's newest Yoga Studio, @northernyogacenter. Jq loves backbends and arm balances and has a strong practice, but her secret love is the depth of her restorative practice. Her classes are always different, providing a variety of ways to access the poses through flow, alignment, and inquiry. Each class will hold a surprise, a unique twist or turn that keeps students constantly learning and growing. Having a background in dance, gymnastics and pole vault taught her to value the technical aspects of the poses and alignment. The deeper practices of yoga have taught her about the subtle body, emotional body and spiritual connection the poses bring. With over 29 years of different movement practices, her kinesthetic awareness is diverse and deep. She is a 200hr e-RYT, and is in progress towards becoming at 500hr e-Ryt within the year. Some of her favorite teachers are Carrie Owerko, Annie Carpenter, Kumudini, Clio Manuelian and Liz Arch. Raised in Michigan, Williams moved to Los Angeles in 2009. Pursuing a life of balance, Williams splits her time between teaching yoga and working in photography. Some of her favorite days are when she gets to combine her passions by photographing yogis, helping cue models into yoga poses, and even on occasion, being a subject herself. Some of her clients have included Nordstrom, Handstand App, Robin Piccone Swimwear, Formative Element Activewear, Alo Yoga, Hallmark, and more!

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commongroundsfestival. Level UP your Vinyasa practice with your next instructor @lindsaygpayn

Level UP your Vinyasa practice with your next instructor @lindsaygpayne! With a background in English and Secondary Education, teaching is something that has been a large part of Lindsay’s life for quite some time. Initially discovering yoga in 2005, Lindsay has been a daily practitioner since 2013. She believes wholeheartedly in yoga's trans-formative nature, and knows that yoga possesses the ability to keep one grounded, focused, accountable, and aware of even the smallest moments, both on and off the mat. Lindsay teaches yoga and facilitates teacher training at Life Time and is 500 RYT.

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🌈 Full of color and excitement as we introduce your next festival instructor Carrie Garcia. 🌈 Carrie Garcia creates spaces for people to share movement, touch, meditation and laughter. She grew up in Minnesota in the 70’s and 80’s immersed in music, watching her mother practice yoga from a library book. She has certifications (RYT 560+ hours) in several traditions including Vinyasa, Yin, and Rainbow Yoga. Carrie brings her passion for yoga and mindfulness to students in St. Paul Public Schools with an intention to decrease bullying, isolation, anxiety and increase compassion, connection and well-being. She motivates yogis to play! For all ages and abilities, Carrie supports a place of belonging and introspection so you can share yourself fully with the world. Be ready to engage your curiosity and openness during an interactive session of Rainbow Yoga. Through touch, dance and guided movement, you’ll create beautiful shapes together with fellow yogis in a playful, fun circle. Carrie’s love and understanding will help you meet challenges, gain strength and grow your sense of personal power. #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #rainbowyoga

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Hats off to your next festival instructor, Mike Millios from The Veterans Yoga Project. Meet Mike: Michael Millios takes pride in and is deeply committed to helping Veterans and Service members. Mike developed a passion for mindfulness after realizing how much yoga and meditation helped in his life after Active Duty. Mike teaches yoga, meditation, and compassion based mindfulness in the Minnesota criminal justice system and Veterans community. Mike graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and commissioned in the Army in 2003. He later graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2006. Mike served as an Army Judge Advocate on Active Duty for eight years before transitioning to his career as a civilian defense lawyer. Mike manages a small law firm dedicated to helping Veterans and Service members. Mike continues to serve an Adjunct Professor, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army Reserve. In his spare time, Mike coaches his son’s sports teams, plays hockey, and (of course) practices yoga and meditation. #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #veteranyogaproject

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Salute your next instructor, Kristine Ringler from the Veterans Yoga Project. Meet Kristine: Kristine’s yogic journey is one of healing and mindful exploration through practice. She strives to create an open-inviting space to allow others to have their own authentic experience Kristine began her yogic practice as a path to healing her experiences as a deployed soldier overseas. Friends led her to yoga for emotional peace and physical well-being. Throughout her travels overseas she practiced yoga on the go and once landing in the Hudson River Valley, she became a teacher in 2013. She found her two worlds combined in the Veterans Yoga Project. A non-profit serving veterans and families through mindful resilience tools. She is student of classical yoga, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi and brings these methods together to help us connect to our mind and body. She has led discussions and workshops on the benefits of yoga at the Sedona Yoga Festival and May Fest Yoga Festival. Kristine holds a Masters in Public Policy and Bachelors in Communications. #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #veteranyogaproject

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Sync up with your next festival instructor Pati 'Perry' Richards. Pati been an a Spiritual journey for a lifetime and perhaps before this lifetime. Although the journey has changed and morphed she can also see the commonalities. She is honored to share the traditions of Yoga at this point in the journey. Pati has studied extensively here in the US, Thailand and India to continue studies and also realizes the limitations of her knowledge in this vast tradition. Her desire is to create a space that allows individuals to come back to their true nature and brilliance. As Rumi says, You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Pati hold E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, and is also a certified Yoga Calm Instructor, plus Reiki Master. You can find Pati at her studio Sacred Waters in Jordan MN. #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #soundbath

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Celebrate 🧠 No Brainer Day 🧠 Purchase your all-day festival ticket TODAY and take off an extra $10. Get an all-day ticket for $45; includes ALL classes, mini-offerings, lunch hour entertainment, Vendor Village and more! Discount Code: NoBrainer http://www.commongroundsfestival.com/tickets.html #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #vinyasaflow

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commongroundsfestival. Poetry in motion with your next 2019 instructor... Meet Michelle Henke

Poetry in motion with your next 2019 instructor... Meet Michelle Henkel. Michelle, co-owner of The Whispering Cave, Yoga and Salt Studio in Wayzata is a seeker of unique connections, the voice of an authentic soul, and a dancer with a wild heart who has been teaching yoga since 2008. Michelle’s career in movement began years earlier as a dancer in NYC this has influenced her way of teaching and continues to be inspired by dance, yoga, nature, song, and poetry. She loves to train the body and mind for freedom in movement which comes from strength, range of motion, and awareness. She believes that grace, awareness, and intention in movement shouldn’t be restricted to a yoga mat or studio, and that the transitions between moments make a wonderful dance floor for mind, body, and spirit. Michelle has led numerous yoga teacher trainings and workshops, helping elevate her students at every opportunity while always holding space to learn from them along the way. #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #vinyasaflow

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Introducing your next festival instructor and movement goddess... Koreen Valdovinos, co-founder / owner of Open Minds Fusion Studio (a unique boutique yoga and aerial studio in uptown Minneapolis), has been a yogini for over 15 years and a teacher for almost 13. Her non-conformist nature, alongside her background in traditional and philosophical teachings, is palatable and uplifting in her unique class offerings such as Dark Yoga and Buti Yoga. Contributor to MN Yoga + Life Magazine. Co-founder of Earth Goddess yoga and Dance Temple (morning dance events). Yoga and dance is Koreen’s healing art. Intentional, conscious and movement alongside the rhythms of life and the waves of mother nature is her passion. Helping us embody these rhythms on our bodies for the sake of healing, pleasure and bliss is her specialty. In addition, Koreen trained in many traditions of yoga, from the rigid poses in Bikram Yoga, to teaching Hot Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, to becoming a leader in Earth Goddess & Buti Yoga movement (a distinctive freestyle moving meditation practice that incorporates traditional asana with tribal dance). She invites the freedom to move, the freedom to be turned on, and to be tuned in! #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #butiyoga

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commongroundsfestival. Who provides you with the space to shine? To connect? To live your tru

Who provides you with the space to shine? To connect? To live your true essence? Last chance to nominate your favorite yoga instructor! Voting ends tonight. 📩📩 http://www.commongroundsfestival.com/instructor-nomination.html #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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commongroundsfestival. Meet your first 2019 festival instructor... Justyn O'Neill!

Justyn O'

Meet your first 2019 festival instructor... Justyn O'Neill! Justyn O'Neill is a 500hr certified yoga instructor. She received her yoga certification in 2010 at the Frog Lotus school of yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand and completed her 500hr studies in 2017 with Radiant Life Yoga. Her mission as a teacher is to create a path way for students to broaden their prospective, too see their own worth, and love themselves in a bigger way. She aims to help people see that they are not their bodies, but that their bodies are powerful vessels to make incredible change on the planet. Justyn guides in a way that gives the practitioner an option to see themselves from a different perspective. Starting by cultivating love within the self first. Growing, nurturing, and then watching the impact of that love and deep appreciation of self impact the way we love all other people. What you will experience in class is a strong element of meditation, visualization, and inspirational themes; paired with a physically challenging vinyasa flow. Through these elements we create big heart openings and many opportunities to see the self in a new way. #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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commongroundsfestival. Be in the know first! Subscribe to our newsletter and learn instructor

Be in the know first! Subscribe to our newsletter and learn instructor announcements before published. Plus, get ticket discounts and learn more festival details than any other place. First instructor announced to subscribers only Monday! Sign up on the website: www.cOMmonGroundsFestival.com #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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commongroundsfestival. Be ready for summer NOW! 
Festival ticket prices increase Monday. 
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Be ready for summer NOW! Festival ticket prices increase Monday. Get your tickets now. 💎All-day - $45💎 Morning and afternoon only tickets also available. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ https://www.eventbrite.com/o/common-grounds-festival-12720544840 #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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Nominate your favorite yoga instructor to teach at the festival this year! How it works: Share with us why you LOVE this instructor, what they contribute to the yoga community you are connected and how they define this year's theme, "cOMmUNITY." Please include the city and place you know your instructor from. Chosen instructor will lead a 75-minute class/workshop the day of the festival. Nomination Deadline: Sunday, February 17th Our cOMmunity is built on the people who build it. In our Minnesota cOMmunity our instructors are the pillars to our growth. cOMmon Grounds Yoga & Music Festival is YOUR MN summer yoga! We are seeking an instructor from our yoga cOMmunity to teach this year. The festival is about our cOMmunity and to remain true to our instructors we want YOU to nominate an instructor that you would like to see teach. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ http://www.commongroundsfestival.com/instructor-nomination.html #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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I think it's summer, I think it's summer, I think it's summer. Wish away winter and think summer when you buy an all-day festival ticket. TAKE AN EXTRA $5 OFF TODAY ONLY, that's only $40 for a day of summer yoga fun. Discount Code: YogaThawOut ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ www.cOMmonGrounddsFestival.com #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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commongroundsfestival. “I’m not down dog.” Said no yogi ever.... 🤣 
Try a whole different ki

“I’m not down dog.” Said no yogi ever.... 🤣 Try a whole different kind of Downward Facing Dog during the Acro Yoga Workshop. 🐶 🐶 All class and workshop details coming out weekly soon. #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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commongroundsfestival. cOMmUNITY... cOMing together this summer.
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cOMmUNITY... cOMing together this summer. 🌱🌳🌎✨💫 Saturday, July 20th at Loring Park in Minneapolis. 🏦🏦 Early bird tix on sale NOW. www.cOMmonGroundsFestival.com #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaflow #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga

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