Wellness 2018

Ayuryoga Wellness Festival

Please note: this event is cancelled

This year, Rasa Festival is proud to incorporate the art of wellness through the experience of ancient practices of yoga and Ayurveda. India has invested thousands of years in the art of spirituality and inner well-being. This timeless wisdom tradition is universal and highly relevant in today’s world. Join us for a unique experience with various teachers on Sept 22, 2018.

Hosted by Aparna Khanolkar

A² Yoga Studio, Ann Arbor
4402, 2030 Commerce Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
September 22, 2018

Early Bird: $49 till September 1
September 2-21: $59
At the door: $65
Seats are limited to 50

Registration payment accepted through PayPal at Aparna@AparnaKhanolkar.com

Explore the fundamentals of Ayurvedic self-care with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Meena Puri
Experience Breathwork and Meditation in the Isha tradition
Dive into Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutations Deconstructed for breath, body and alignment with Wendy Dolen
Sink into the grounding force of Yin Yoga with Dina Sheldon
Enjoy classical Indian music at the beginning of the Festival!

Meena Puri
A chance Yoga class taken 25 years ago pulled Meena Puri towards her calling of becoming a Yoga teacher. She comes from a lineage of Ayurvedic Doctors. Being born in India and raised by her mother and her father who was an Ayurvedic Doctor, she discovered Ayurveda in USA.
She is an ambassador and practitioner member of AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America), and she is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and ERYT-500 Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Meditation Teacher.
Find her on https://www.ayurvedichealingcenter.com

Wendy Dolen
Wendy Dolen began teaching yoga in 2000. She has practiced many different styles with talented Instructors Including: Angela Jamison, Rafael Adams, Kino MacGregor, Mathew Darling, Richard Freeman, and Manju Jois. Wendy believes that yoga gives us the opportunity to explore our body’s capabilities through movement while expanding our minds through meditation and breathe work, guiding us to discover the core of our being. Wendy is an exercise physiologist for MFit, Health Promotion Division at the University of Michigan Health System. She has focused her professional efforts on teaching people how to reach their healthy lifestyle potential. She has been featured in the Ann Arbor News, Detroit News and on CNN and as a physical activity expert. Wendy also enjoys healthy cooking, outdoor adventures, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Dina Sheldon
Dina Sheldon, E-RYT 200, M.S., Y4C, YCAT, started her practice in 1994 when she was discovered by Fredric Ferri, founder of YogaPro, as a yoga toe model! Current owner of A² Yoga, Dina is a Cancer Doula after dealing with breast cancer herself in 2015-16. Traditionally a Hatha style teacher, she continues to study at The Integral Yoga Ashram (Yogaville, VA), The Art of Yin Yoga from founder, Paulie Zink (200hrs), Yoga for Cancer & Chronic Illness from Jnani Chapman, Yoga 4 Cancer from author Tari Prinster, Adaptive Yoga & Indian Yin. In addition, she is completing her certification through Dona International as a Prenatal & Post-natal Doula. She lives & breathes the Ann Arborite lifestyle, and enjoys cooking, traveling, speaking spanish, chocolate, and playing Pass the Pigs! “I believe in creating a new equation…Yoga equals Life. Asana equals Movement. When we create the paradigm shift, our life becomes integrated body, emotion, mind, and spirit. It is how we choose to live that becomes the Living Yoga!”

Aparna Khanolkar
“Every living being is a unique blend of mind, body, and energy. As a human being, this blend is your personal imprint upon the world. This living, breathing organism called “you,” can thrive and live with passion, intensity and full engagement with life when you care deeply about your physical, mental and energetic well-being. The ancient yogis of India have spent thousands of years mastering the art and technologies of inner wellness, which directly benefits your physical and mental well-being. As an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, I guide my clients via Zoom online and in person using Vedic tools such as mantras, yoga, asana, Ayurvedic food and spiritual processes to support them in embodying high ideals both on the spiritual and physical realm.”
Find her on Aparna Khanolkar: