One of our favorite places to chill like a local, drink wine, snack from the best food trucks in town and enjoy the view is Avila Beach Golf Resort. The clubhouse has a huge lawn extending right to the ocean and overlooking Avila’s lovely beach. Here is where you can routinely find fun concerts, food and wine festivals, taco nights, food truck Sunday brunches and movie nights in the summer.
And now, for the first time, a Yoga, Art & Music Festival! On Sunday, July 9, the area will be transformed into the coolest event yet. The festival offers over 45 yoga-inspired courses from 12 to 5:30 pm, like full yoga classes, specific workshops, relaxation, meditation, even Stand Up Paddleboard yoga. You’ll see some internationally known Yogis and some of your favorites from San Luis Obispo like Brittni Soo, Rocky Heron and Tulsi Bagnoli.
Take a break in between classes and browse the art activations and shop the vendor booths for some artisan goods from local makers. Get refreshed at the Beverage Bars serving Whalebird Kombucha, La Marca Prosecco (hello bubbles!), Tooth & Nail Rosé + Red Blend, J. Lohr Chardonnay + Cabernet Sauvignon, Tangent Albariño and more. Yummy grub will be available from all the usual food trucks like the Grilled Cheese Incident, Fire & Wine Catering plus Bliss Café’s delicious super-food and vegan creations.
Then from 4 to 8 pm, check out the live music with these fun, eclectic bands. FRENSHIP, whose single “Capsize” went platinum last month, is an electro-pop duo from Los Angeles with soft synths and euphoric beats. These guys met while working at a lululemon store (awesome!) and recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. ROZES, who has co-written and sung with The Chainsmokers, and GoldBoot, with its Las Vegas glamour and lights, will also perform.
There’s nothing better than oceanside yoga with live music and food and bubbles. So grab your friends and your yoga mat (even a blanket and chairs to make your spot) and spend the day chillaxin’, groovin’ or just enjoying the sunshine. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event with something for everyone!
General admission ticket ($45) includes admission into the Avila Beach Yoga and Art Festival with unlimited access to over 45 classes throughout the day featuring local and internationally known instructors, and music performances by GoldBoot, ROZES and FRENSHIP! Food, cocktail, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
Lululemon VIP Lounge ticket ($100) includes everything listed above plus bottomless kombucha from Whalebird, wellness boxes with swag and class passes to local studios/gyms, complimentary seated massages, and all day access to the lululemon VIP Lounge and pop-up shop.
Some of the Yoga Instructors
Brittni Acker Soo – Wellness & Fitness Coaching – believes “life is too damn short not to love yourself inside AND out. When you are CONFIDENT with the way you look, you begin to FEEL better. Your confidence has so much to do with your happiness. Your happiness has EVERYTHING to do with the positive energy you project to others.” She focuses on working together to develop our best selves from the outside in to build a community that supports healthier, happier lives.
Rocky Heron – Yoga with Rocky – has the makings of a yoga legend. Students journey deep into new worlds experiencing a sultry mix of expert anatomical knowledge and smart sequencing combined with brilliant musicianship. Classes with Rocky are just the right amount of challenging, adventurous and soothing.
Tulsi Bagnoli, MA has a goal of awakening radiance into every aspect of life. This fourth generation meditator teaches methods of the 8-limbed path of Ashtanga Yoga, while cultivating flexibility, core strength and connection to Spirit through deep awareness and breath.
Victoria Kromhout – Nourish by Victoria – enjoys teaching and practicing strong, vinyasa flow style classes as well as blissful restorative ones. She believes in the healing benefits of a daily yoga practice and the nourishing properties of Ayurveda.
Al Ferguson – Oso Yoga – is focused on providing strong, gentle yoga to people of all ages and skill levels and utilizes the Gravity & Grace system.
Niccola Nelson – The Yummy Yogini – is a passionate teacher who approaches and introduces the series in a fun, unique and non-competitive way.
Lauren Udsen – Liila Yoga & Healing Arts – lives her love for yoga, the outdoors & a vibrant lifestyle by teaching a dynamic yoga practice fusing hatha, vinyasa, therapeutics, expressive movement & arts.
Andrew Sealy – Yoga Revealed – is a connection catalyst, a yoga artist, and a movement creator. His days are spent traveling to find adventure, practicing to cultivate growth, and constantly absorbing wisdom to creating new experiences that he shares with love to friends around the world.
Jennifer Lovas is a Central Coast based yoga instructor both on land and in the water. Her teachings vary from SUP Yoga and dynamic vinyasa classes to healing and restorative styles. Get ready to connect deeper to the natural world as you practice!
Leslie St. John – Prose and Poses – is a Self-Expression Muse, helping people get “unstuck.” Using the modalities of yoga, Qoya, and writing, Leslie helps you unshackle creativity, feel your body as an ally, and cultivate self-intimacy.