Yoga Rocks the Park Bringing the Energy for Eighth Straight Year 

Omaha, Neb. – With its festival vibe and community focus, Yoga Rocks the Park(YRTP)is set to launch its eighth year in Omaha’s Turner Park and demonstrate, once again, why it isone of Midtown Crossing’s most popular summer traditions.

“We’re constantly asking how our event can serve the greater good and what we at YRTP can do better. As a result, we’re adding a new teaching/workshop element to be announced,” saysLora McCarville, local yoga instructor and YRTP organizer.

An energetic blend of outdoor yoga, live music, and community artists and performers, YRTP is free and open to yoga enthusiasts of all levels. After its May 6 debut, the 2018 season continues every Sunday through June 24.

  • Registration begins at 3:30 p.m.
  • Qi-Gong with Sarah Brandt begins at 3:45. Qi (pronounced ‘chee’)-Gong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. 
  • Yoga + music begins at 4:00 p.m. The Yoga session will last an hour. Music will continue until 5:30 p.m.
  • Community artists/performers from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Camp Yoga Rocks, a nationally-recognized program for children ages 4-10, is back this year. 

McCarville says she is energized, year after year, by “the people who come every week, our volunteers, and the vastness of what we can do to connect to our neighbors.”

Admission to YRTP is free, but a $5 donation is suggested each week. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Gift of Sight, an organization dedicated to healing unnecessary blindness locally and globally.

“They do amazing work, locally and globally. To restore the vision of one person, the impact of that in community is immeasurable,” McCarville says.


2018 Schedule:

Instructor: Braden Bradfield
Musician: Tyrone Storm
Camp YR: Acro Yoga Omaha

MAY 13
Instructor: Abby Queal
Musician: Linear Symmetry
Camp YR: Kacie White

MAY 20
Instructor: Jean-Jacques Gabriel
Musician: DJ Chalis Bristol 
Camp YR: Tina Gottschalk

MAY 27
Instructor: Liz Hagestad
Musician: Edem
Camp YR: Shannon Salem 

Instructor: Cydney Franklin
Musician: Aly Peeler
Camp YR: Kendall Lanning

Instructor: Bridget Lavin
Musician: Christopher Raven
Camp YR: Faith Doerr

Instructor: Lauren Kraemer and Lora McCarville
Musician: Drew McManus of Satsang
Camp YR: Rhonda Lake

Instructor: Jianna Hoss and Lizzie Mensinger
Musician: Kethro
Camp YR: Anne Marie Sullivan



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