SoulJour Fest 2020: Surrender to Source
Yoga, Meditation, Live Music, Writing, Vegan Lunch, Round Table Discussions, Guided Nature Walk
Saturday, June 6 • 9am-6:30pm
Sunday, June 7 • 9am-3pm
SoulJour Sanctuary in Lake Oswego
A Benefit for Oregon Wild
$198 Full Weekend / $118 Saturday / $88 Sunday / $345 Admiral Weekend / $50 Seva (1 Day Only)
Saturday Night at 6:30pm:
Happy Hour & Farm to Table Dinner
Featuring Appetizers, Mocktails, Family Style Dinner & Dessert
Prepared by Paige Common
Dat Dude Jonny
Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.
– Sonia Ricotti
Summer is the time for exploring new adventures, being outside in nature, connecting with others, and having fun! Let’s kick off summer 2020 with a weekend of movement, grovement, meditation, learning, and giving back, at our very own SoulJour Sanctuary. Located in Lake Oswego next to a beautiful 55-acre wooded park, we’ll come together under a canopy of trees to connect and surrender to Source energy itself. We’ll touch every sense, push through old boundaries, meet new like-minded SoulJours, and leave with an experience of true healing.
Each morning begins with a homebrewed Indian chai (with spices straight from India) and a guided silent nature walk to the space. From there we begin our soul journey with some AUMazing yoga teachers from all over the country and cacophony of incredibly talented musicians.
Yoga teachers include: Peter Sterios, founder of Manduka, author, and a 40-year master yoga teacher, Keith Mitchell, a former NFL Pro Bowl player now mindfulness and nutrition expert, Nathan Mills, dedicated martial arts and yoga practitioner since age 12, Diana Hulet, yoga philosophy expert for 20+ years, Cynthia Pedraza, beautiful hatha flow yoga teacher steeped in its philosophy from Mexico City, and Dat Dude Jonny, SoulJour brother from Virginia here in the Northwest for the first time with his Phunky Phresh Feels.
Musicians include the incredibly talented Colin Hogan, radass frontwoman for her soul/blues/rock back The Colin Trio, superfly drummer extraordinaire & internationally renowned black belt Nia instructor, Saffire Bouchelion, classically trained guitar maestro Maria Olaya from Colombia, and Emily Dalsfoist, cello/violin playing rocker with the voice of an angel.
What happens when masters in their craft come together in the name of transformation and healing? We'll find out!
This is the only event of the summer at our Sanctuary so don't miss out!
Sat / Sun Day
|Includes event, lunch/drinks, 1 raffle ticket, 11% donation to Portland Chapter of Surfrider, a SoulJour Kit. Guest must also donate 3 hours of time to the event. Limit 11.||Includes all classes , lunch/drinks, 2 raffle tickets (Sat only), 11% donation to Oregon Wild, a SoulJour Kit.||Includes all classes, lunch/drinks, 11% donation to Oregon Wild, 3 raffle tickets, a SoulJour Kit.||Includes all classes, lunch/drinks, Farm to Table dinner, 5 raffle tickets, 11% donation to Oregon Wild, a SoulJour Canvas Tote with a Tee/swag, and a yoga mat brand.|
Drinks Provided by GTs Living Foods:
11% of ticket proceeds + all donations and raffle proceeds to benefit
Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians.
Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon's most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland's water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.
As a leader in the national grassroots campaign for conservation of roadless areasin our national forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for more than 58 million acres of spectacular roadless areas across the country.
Their wilderness, old-growth forest and clean rivers/watersheds programs protect pristine drinking water, unparalleled recreation opportunities and fish and wildlife habitat across Oregon. With a staff of 14, Oregon Wild's strength is its active grassroots citizen network with over 3,000 members, 20,000 and dozens of active volunteers.
Saturday, June 6:
8:30-9am: Registration and Chai / Tea
9-9:30am: Guided Nature Walk & Welcome
9:30-10:30am: Cynthia Pedraza with Maria Olaya (Abundance)
10:45am-12:30: Keith Mitchell (Strength)
12:30-1:30pm Catered Vegan Lunch with music by Emily Dalsfoist & Colin Hogan + Oregon Wild raffle
1:30-2pm: Nathan & Peter Round Table
2-3pm: Nathan Mills (Balance) with Emily & Colin
3:15-4:30pm: Dat Dude Jonny (Truth)
4:30-6:30pm: Peter Sterios (Wisdom)
6:30pm: Admiral Appetizers & Dinner (or walk home)
Sunday June 6:
8:30-9am: Chai / Registration
9am: Guided Nature Walk
9:30-10:45pm: Diana Hulet with Saffire Bouchelion
11am-1pm: Keith Mitchell
1-2:15pm: Catered Vegan Lunch & Round Table with Keith & Diana
2:15-3pm: Ashley Melin Writing Activity / Closing
Marketplace & The SoulJour Den will be open throughout.
About Keith Mitchell
Keith Mitchell was an All Pro Linebacker. His NFL career ended when
he suffered a spinal contusion in his 7th season making a routine tackle. Through the experience of this paralyzing injury, Keith learned to be a contributor to his own healing and regained all functionality through conscious breathing, meditation, and yoga. Keith’s compelling story of healing trauma through holistic practices have been featured on Dr. Oz, USA Today, People, Sports Illustrated, Fox News, The Huffington Post, Mantra Magazine, Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony, Essence, NFL Films, LA Yoga.
About Peter Sterios
Peter Sterios is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and entrepreneur based in San Luis Obispo, California. His first yoga video Gravity & Grace made Yoga Journal’s “top 15 yoga DVDs of all time” (2008). He is the founder of Manduka™ (1997), LEVITYoGA™ (2012), and was invited to teach yoga at the White House for Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiatives from 2011 to 2013. In 2018, the US Marine Corps invited Peter to the Pentagon to share his ideas on the therapeutic effects of yoga. His first book Gravity & Grace, published by Sounds True and Macmillian Publishers launched in October 2019.
About Diana Hulet
Diana began her study of mysticism at a young age with books by Thomas Moore and Deepak Chopra—gifts from her mother; meanwhile, her father gave her the gift of connection with the natural world. Thus began Diana’s endless journey of weaving both the visible and invisible forces of life together. She took her first yoga class in 1990 as a college course and never looked back. Her knowledge of sanskrit, religion, and yoga philosophy is deep after nearly 30 years of personal practice, school studies, and teaching experience. She currently teaches seasonal practices, continuing education workshops, and teacher trainings throughout the Portland area. Read More
About Nathan Mills
Born to devout yogi parents, Nathan began practicing yoga and martial arts at the age of 12. He taught at some of the most prestigious studios in LA in his 20s before moving to Portland in 2001. Always in study, he continues to work toward additional certifications in yoga, martial arts, meditation, nutrition, and somatic body work.
About Cynthia Pedraza
Cynthia's first began practicing yoga 15 years ago in her homeland of Mexico. She immediately knew yoga would be integral in her life. After college Cynthia left Mexico and landed in Atlanta, where she started practicing Bikram Yoga, Ashtanga, Aerial, Iyengar, and meditation, but it was in Vinyasa that she found a true connection. Its sweet combination of creative sequences, dynamic movements, sustained postures, Pranayama, and the beauty of the flow quiets the mind and lifts the spirit was exactly what Cynthia had been searching for. She embarked on her teaching journey shortly thereafter, teaching in local studios in Atlanta in both English and Spanish. A true believer that everything comes to you in the right moment, Cynthia moved across the country to Portland, where she completed her Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training and began to grow her yoga community. She is currently an Athleta & Lululemon ambassador, is nearly finished with her 500hr with Jason Crandell, and leads yearly yoga retreats in Mexico.
About Dat Dude Jonny
About Colin Hogan
Colin straddles both yoga and music and sometimes evens brings them together. Not only is she in a band called Beards to Men - a 90s hip hop cover band - she's also the front woman for The Colin Trio, as well as Ham Yam & the Hims where she is both yoga teacher and singer alongside Emily Dalsfoist. And this is all in addition to being a full time yoga teacher. Colin is making waves in the Portland music scene and was recently part of the all star line-up for both The Last Waltz and the George Harrison Tribute at Revolution Hall.
About Saffire Bouchelion
Saffire Bouchelion is a Master Black Belt Nia instructor who has been passionately practicing Nia for 18 years. He is also a professional performer and musician who has been featured on over 40 CD's, and has opened for several international acts, including Cheryl Crow, Crash Test Dummies, and Barenaked Ladies. His embodiment and transmission of music and rhythm stir profound transformation in his students. Saffire co-founded two experimental dance companies in 1986 and 1989, and has performed with Danelle Hellander Dance Company and Mergence Dance Theater. For 7 years he was co-director of the Ecstatic Choir, 5 at Naropa University where he was also a musical accompanist for dance and movement classes, and taught drumming classes for the continuing education program. He has taught Drumming and Dance into Being workshops throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and Bali for the past 15 years.More info about Saffire
About Maria Olaya
"For me, music has always been a means for genuine connection with others, a means to experience transcendence and connect to our humanness."
After studying for many years with the late Colombian Maestro, Ramiro Isaza MejíaI, Maria came to the United States in hopes of deepening her musical path. She finished a Master’s degree in guitar performance, and moved to Minneapolis, MN where I performed and taught for many years. Later I moved to Corvallis where I had a thriving guitar studio. She recently left her academic job to be a full-time guitar teacher and performance artist.
About Emily Dalsfoist
Music has always been a part of Emily's life. She feels it is her hearts calling and soul passion to weave her love of music and yoga together as an offering. In addition to playing cello, Emily enjoys collaborating with her friend and gifted yoga teacher, Colin Hogan along with two other musicians, Brian and Andrew, in a dreamlike yoga and music experience called Ham, Yam & the Hims. Emily also performs around the Portland metro area as the lead singer and songwriter for her band Syran.