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MAYfest Music Art Yoga Festival

MAYfest is a two day - three night, family-friendly festival centered around its acronym; Music, Art, & Yoga (MAY). Through these three pursuits, festival goers can customize their experience and immerse themselves into their yoga practice, their love for music and explore their creative side with our art programs.


May 27 to
May 29
12:45 pmto12:45 pm

May 27th, 28th & 29th, 2016, Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, NY



Weekend Pass:$215.00+$14.82
Music Only Weekend: $90.00+$7.94
Fri Only: $80.00+$7.39
Music Only Fri: $35.00+$4.92
Sat Only: $120.00+$9.59
Music Only Sat: $70.00+$6.84
Sun Only: $110.00+$9.04
Music Only Sun: $55.00+$6.02
Kids Weekend: $60.00+$6.29
Kids Sat Only: $40.00+$5.19
Kids Sun: $35.00+$4.92

Full Description

A Homegrown Hudson Valley Music, Art, & Yoga Festival
May 27-29, 2016

Catskill Chill Music Festival and SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio announce their music & programing lineup for MAYfest; a Music, Arts, and Yoga festival planned for May 27-29, 2016 at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, NY. Highlights for this year include Trevor Hall, Turkuaz, a unique collaboration between Pink Talking Fish and American Idol contestant, Elise Testone, and the return of some high profile instructors like Sadie Nardini,Marti Nikko, and new to the festival - Elena Brower. This family friendly festival marks year two for co-producers Dave and Melia Marzollo.

Festival goers will immerse themselves into their yoga practice, their love for music and their desire to explore a creative side. MAYfest now offers 115 sessions plus open air community art activities and healing modalities. “MAYfesters” design their own experience by pre-registering for sessions online such as yoga and fitness classes, as well as health and wellness workshops, art classes, and children’s activities. There will be craft and food vending, free parking and camping, and cabin rentals for an additional fee.

In addition to headliners listed above, MAYfest stages will also present sets by Ryan Montbleau, Gaura Vani, Ballroom Thieves, Will Evans, The Primate Fiasco, Mike & Ruthy, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Adam Bauer, Srikala, Tall County, and The Breakneck Boys. Sadie Nardini one of 2015’s headline yoga instructors, returns to MAYfest, as an instructor & artist. She will perform with her band, Salt & Bone on Saturday in addition to teaching two of her popular yoga classes.

Exploring creativity, another theme of the weekend, is made possible by MAYfest’s partnership with the non-profit Garrison Art Center returning again this year. A collection of GAC artists will teach both adult and kid classes throughout the festival, giving MAYfesters a break from the more physical activities. Cathy Curto,Christina DiMarco, Emmett McLaughlin, Helen Michelsen, Jaanika Peekna, Justin Catania, Melissa Schlobohm, and Tracy Strong are just some of the teachers in this category. Renowned yoga photographer,Robert Sturman will be leading workshops where attendees learn to be both behind and in front of the lens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to book private lessons with this master of the photographic arts, allowing them to focus in on skill sets they wish to develop and learn about.

MAYfest focuses on presenting the most current and highly regarded yoga instructors in the industry. This year’s list includes Raghunath, Sondra Loring, Justin Wolfer, John Smrtic, Kelly Kamm, Meg Allen, Katie Collins,Linda Winnick and many others from around the area. SkyBaby Studio’s own SkyBaby Restorative Rhythms Ensemble, including Broadway violinist, Gwen Laster, will lead a class while live musicians offer sound healing. This isn’t the only yoga and music collaboration; John Smrtic will lead a class while Ryan Montbleau performs live music from the Grateful Dead, Justin Wolfer will be accompanied by live drumming, and TaraLeigh Weathers will host a Blind Folded Dance Party with Funky Dawgz Brass Band.

MAYfest partnership with Veterans Yoga Project; a non-profit org that works to bring the healing powers of yoga to our vets and their families. A nationwide Memorial Day campaign to honor fallen troops will culminate at MAYfest during VYP's Mindful Resilience Memorial Meditation Saturday morning. MAYfest is proud to offer a 20% Veterans’ discount to anyone who has served in the US armed forces.

Billed as “a homegrown Hudson Valley festival where everyone gets to go back to camp with the most amazing ‘counselors’ in the industry,” MAYfest is truly a community gathering place for everyone in the family. Tickets are currently available for the entire weekend, additional options for single class ticket and day passes will be released in the coming weeks. Children under 12 are offered a discounted ticket, and children under 5 are free with an adult.

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Instructor List:
Brad Teasdale
Brianna Renner
Nadiya Nottingham
Taraleigh Weathers
Amanda Amadei
Becca Roberts
Bettina Utz
Brij Cappo
Bring the Hoopla!
Claire Koepke
Dani Locastro
Elena Brower
Ellen Forman
Jen Daly
John Smrtic
Julian Paik
Justin Wolfer
Kathy Toris- Rowe
Katie Collins
Katie Feinstein
Kelly Kamm
Kim Chase
Kristine Ringler
Linda Winnick
Liz Schulman
Marti Nikko
Martina Enshede
Mary Mashburn
MaryRose Donaghy
Meg Allen
Melia Marzollo
Micheal Schwepp
Olgu Merandy
Phoebe Miller
SkyBaby Restorative Rhythms Ensemble
Sondra Loring, ERYT
Vanessa Alfano
DJ Drez
Gaura Vani
Sadie Nardini: Salt & Bone
Erica Blue