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Celebrity yoga instructor attending YogaRocks! Fest

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Vail CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyWell-known yoga instructor Seane Corn will lead a Vinyasa flow workshop called "Spiritual Activism" at YogaRocks, a yoga and music festival taking place at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons this weekend.

LYONS ” Seane Corn, an iconic figure on the U.S. yoga scene, recently signed on for a two-hour workshop and as key-note speaker at YogaRocks! Mountain Fest.

YogaRocks! Mountain Fest’ is a live music and yoga festival taking place for the first time Friday through Sunday at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. The festival raises funds for Yoga World Reach, a Colorado-based non-profit committed to connecting yogi’s with opportunities to assist underserved populations around the globe.

YogaRocks! featured musical acts include, The Motet presents: JUNO WHAT?, Madonna back-up singer Donna De Lory, Girish, Shanti Groove and the Chris Webb Band.

Nationally-known, featured yoga instructors include Darren Rhodes, Alanna Kaivalia, Dave Farmar, Simon Park and now Seane Corn.

Corn has been featured in magazines including Glamour, Self, Yoga Journal and Allure and has become one of the most sought-after yoga teachers in America. Her clients have included Sting, Heather Graham, Ashley Judd, Drew Barrymore and David Duchovny. She’s also Nike’s yoga spokesperson and has been featured in the company’s ad campaigns. Although there has been plenty of fame, Corn’s deepest commitment is fueling the global yoga community’s emerging movement of sacred activism.

Corn is a devoted supporter of programs for at-risk girls and women and has joined with her friend Ashley Judd in supporting fundraising and awareness-campaigns for the educational nonprofit YouthAIDS. She’s also co-created “Off the Mat, Into the World,” a program that inspires yogi’s to find and define their purpose and become active in serving their local or global community.

“Seane is using her teaching to fund programs that help others around the world,” said Shakti (Rachel) Redding, founding CEO of Yoga World Reach. “She’s teaching people how to become active in helping others and we are thrilled to honor her accomplishments.”

In addition to leading a Vinyasa flow workshop dubbed “Spiritual Activism” at YogaRocks!, Corn will be interviewed in a live taping of a television talk show Saturday evening on the YogaRocks! stage. Elevision, the interview show created by Waylon Lewis, publisher of Boulder-based Elephant Journal, has interviewed spiritual and yoga world luminaries including Robert Thurman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Alice Walker, Richard Freeman and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Episodes receive more than 100,000 views on sites including elephantjournal.com and youtube.com.

Festival passes, which include access to 25-plus yoga workshops, 20 live music acts, camping, the film program and a free gift bag with goodies from Pangea, Lululemon and Om Time Yoga Studio, are now on sale at http://www.yogarocks.info. Tickets start at $125 per day or $195 for a full-weekend pass and $40 per day for the Camp YogaRocks! program, which includes day-long guided activities for children age 3 to 10 years old. The first 200 yogi and yoginis to purchase weekend passes will receive a free Manduka EKOlite yoga mat.

What: YogaRocks! Mountain Fest, a live music and yoga festival

Where: Planet Bluegrass in Lyons.

When: Friday through Sunday.

Cost: Tickets start at $125 per day or $195 for a full-weekend pass and $40 per day for the Camp YogaRocks! program, which includes day-long guided activities for children age 3 to 10 years old.

More information: Visit http://www.yogarocks.info.

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