Richmond’s largest outdoor sports and music festival, Dominion Riverrock, has just announced that they will be partnering with Project Yoga Richmond in this year’s event. YogaROCK is a one-hour yoga session that will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The Riverrock festival takes place over the weekend of May 17-19 on Brown’s Island, located on the urban riverfront of Richmond’s James River.
YogaROCK is a mixed-level class, great for beginners and advanced yoga lovers. They do prefer that participants have taken at least one or two previous yoga classes. The session will be led by certified yoga instructors. All participants will receive an event t-shirt, a goodie bag, a post-event beer or soda and access to the rest of the Riverrock happenings, including live concerts.
“Yoga is something that people are doing down by the river every day, so the partnership with Project Yoga Richmond was a perfect addition to Dominion Riverrock,” said Megan Schultz, Dominion Riverrock event director.
Registration for yogaROCK is now open at Dominionriverrock.com. The cost is $25 through May 14. It is $30 the day of the event. All participants must bring their own yoga mat. The class will be led on the grass. Grass stains on your palms and pants could seriously interrupt your positive energy.
“We are so excited to be a part of this year’s Dominion Riverrock festivities and grateful for the opportunity to share yoga on a large scale,” said Elizabeth Sobka, an instructor at Project Yoga Richmond. “For me personally, a regular yoga practice has provided benefits including flexibility, focus, breath control, and strength in muscles I didn’t even know I had.”
Sobka guarantees yogaROCK participants will leave feeling “more open, stretched, and ready to take on the rest of the weekend’s events.” Other Riverrock events include bouldering, freestyle biking, 10K trail runs, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, mud runs and dog events.
Project Yoga Richmond is a non-profit organization with the mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities by nurturing, expanding and unifying the greater Richmond yoga and movement arts scene through selfless service.