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Rodney Yee and
Colleen Saidman Yee

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VIP festival pass or the one day only Sunday pass includes this 2 Hour Masterclass

Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee are prominent figures in the world of yoga. Colleen’s yoga journey began in 1984 and she later founded her own studio, Yoga Shanti, in Sag Harbor. She is also the author of the best-selling book “Yoga For Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom.” Colleen and Rodney partnered with Donna Karan to establish UZIT LLC, which combines yoga, reiki, essential oils, contemplative care, and meditation to provide relief and calm in chaotic environments. Rodney Yee, a master teacher, has a global teaching career and has been centered at Yoga Shanti. 

Alan Finger and
Sarah Platt-Finger

VIP festival pass or the one day only Saturday pass includes this 2 Hour workshop

2 Hour Ishta Yoga and Tantric meditation workshop


Alan Finger and Sarah Platt Finger are a dynamic duo in the world of yoga. Alan, a Yoga Master, has been a prominent figure in the yoga community for decades. Together with his wife, Sarah, they co-founded ISHTA Yoga, one of the top studios in Manhattan. Sarah Co-founder of ISHTA Yoga, Author and Director of Chopra Yoga with IIN. She received her 500-hour Yoga certification in the ISHTA lineage and was initiated as a Yoga Master by Alan in 2013. Their combined expertise has shaped renowned Teacher Training programs, spreading the authentic and potent teachings of yoga across the globe.


Matt Giordano

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VIP festival pass and the One Day Only Saturday Pass includes  Matt's 2 Hour workshop and his Chromatic Yoga class

2 hour inversions workshop & a

1 hour Chromatic Yoga class: Technique based Hatha/Vinyasa a mindful sequence for all levels


TheYogiMatt or Matt Giordano as his hometown knows him, originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, spent seven years honing his teaching style while living in Manhattan. During this time, he taught at local studios such as Pure NYC and Equinox. Matt’s yoga journey has taken him across the globe as he shares his signature technique-based approach with students. His teachings empower practitioners to use their bodies in profound and transformative ways. Matt's passion for yoga extends beyond the mat, making him a sought-after instructor worldwide. Whether its through hip openers, heart openers, handstands or meditation, Matt's expertise guides students toward greater body awareness and well being. 

Nina Rao

VIP festival pass includes Nina Rao's Kirtan on Friday evening

$35 if registering separately

2 hour kirtan Friday evening


Nina Rao, a devoted kirtan singer, imbibed traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather during her childhood in a village in south India. These sacred melodies quietly resonated within her until she rediscovered the transformative power of chanting alongside Krishna Das in New York in 1996. Since then, Nina has been an integral part of Krishna Das’ journey, serving as his assistant and touring with him, playing cymbals and lending her soulful voice to the devotional music. Beyond her role with Krishna Das, Nina leads kirtan sessions, conducts chanting workshops, and facilitates virtual and in-person retreats in New York and beyond. Her debut album, “Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts,” was released in 2013, followed by her second album, “Anubhav,” in 2018. Nina hosts a podcast on the Be Here Now Network, exploring spirituality, practice, and the conservation of wilderness and nature.

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DJ Taz Rashid


Experience world famous DJ Taz Rashid with our VIP festival pass, a one day pass, or join our bumpin dance party on Saturday night with. Taz will spin live music during a yoga class on Saturday and another on Sunday as well as a one hour guided meditation on Saturday set to his sweet sounds, AND a bumping dance party Saturday night! 

DJ Taz Rashid, originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, was born into a family of doctors and engineers who were also remarkable artists, musicians, singers, and dancers. At the age of eight, he moved to America and embarked on his artistic journey. Taz taught himself to play the piano and later became an international yoga musician, captivating audiences with his high-vibrational energy and eclectic mix of beats spanning Love, Ancient New World, House, Tribal, Nu Jazz/Disco, Funk, and Classic Remixes. His music creates a transformative journey, allowing yogis to sink deeply into their practice. Beyond live events, DJ Taz Rashid has pioneered a royalty-free music library, enabling health and wellness professionals to create online content without copyright risks.

His mission is to harmonize mindfulness and music, touching hearts across the globe.

Jason Samel


VIP festival pass includes Jason's 1 Hour open level vinyasa class with DJ Taz Rashid spinning, and a sound healing using many sound healing instruments from around the globe

Jason Samel, the visionary owner of Buddha Jams and creator of the Long Island Yoga Festival, is a multifaceted artist, entrepreneur, and yoga instructor. His journey intertwines music, mindfulness, and community building. When the global pandemic struck, Jason turned inward, confronting past traumas and battling depression. Through dedicated practice, he transformed his life—shedding 75 pounds and attaining profound physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Inspired by the harmonious space of yoga and musical jam sessions, Jason founded Buddha Jams Yoga in Glen Cove, New York. This 5,000 sq ft facility houses indoor and outdoor studios, community spaces, and a retail area. Jason’s mission is to create a vibrant hub where yoga, music, and healing converge.

Whether teaching yoga, rocking out, or curatring events Jason's essence resonates encouraging all to find their unique rhythm within the collective song of life. 

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Kristina Constantino

VIP festival pass includes Kristina's 1 Hour open level warm yin yoga class

Kristina's journey through the practice of yoga has been an exploration of the places where science and spirit meet, and with every human BE-ing's birthright to live a life of joy, purpose, and greatest potential. With over two decades of study, trainings, and immersion,  Kristina received her YTT-200 Vinyasa Yoga certification in 2014 with Dana Flynn at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center NYC and KRI Kundalini Yoga certification in 2016 with master yogi Hari Kaur at HariNYC. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of education and is certified to teach kids yoga.


Through tpractices of yoga, deep pranayama and meditation, sound therapies, poetry, music, mythology, and storytelling, the yoga experiences Kristina creates help transport students to portals within themselves waiting for entrance. 

Gail Grossman

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VIP festival pass includes Gail Grossman's 1 Hour open level restorative yoga class

Gail Grossman, an experienced E-RYT 500 yoga teacher, is the founder of Om Sweet Om Yoga in Port Washington. For decades, she has shared the transformative gift of yoga with her students. Described as a nurturing teacher, Gail has the remarkable ability to gently touch every muscle in her students’ physical and emotional bodies, leaving them feeling relaxed, grounded, and happy. Her book, “Restorative Yoga for Life”, has garnered acclaim, ranking in the top 1% of book sales. Beyond the yoga community, Gail’s teachings resonate with those who are new to yoga. Her offerings include classes, private sessions, trainings, workshops, and retreats for all fitness levels.


Brian Lenihan

VIP festival pass includes Brian Lenihan's 1 Hour fun as funk open level power yoga class

Brian's, one of Buddha Jams Yoga's premiere instructor's  journey began in 2008 after he suffered a back injury and had nowhere else to turn. Brian has a degree in exercise physiology from Monmouth University in New Jersey.  Brian became certified in a 200 hour Bikram yoga training training directly under Bikram himself, as well as a 300 hour Vinyassa training. Brian believes that yoga is a lifelong practice that provides opportunities for spiritual, emoitonal, and physical growth.  

David Mainenti

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VIP festival pass includes David's soul soaring Qi Gong class


David Mainenti, L.Ac, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) is a triple Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and oriental medicine practitioner with over twenty-five years experience in integrative health and well being. David is a scholar of Daoist thought and expert provide of a wide variety of classical arts including acupuncture, acupressure, hebal medicine, aromatherapy, eastern nutrition, revlexology, massage, bodywork, qi gong, yoga, meditation, feng shui, yi jing, palmistry, and astrology.  David's teaching style is fashioned from thei history of these rich lineages and their ability to provide you with an innovative roadmap towards success, well being, happiness, and peak performacne.  David is currently writing his Ph D. dissertation on Information Studies & Digital Chinese Medicine at the Palmer iSchool of Libbary and Information Science at Long Island University. 

Milard Roper

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VIP festival pass includes Milard guiding 108 sun salutations at our opening ceremony, and a Kirtan with to close the festival on Sunday evening

Milard Roper, the owner-operator of Om Namo Center for Yogic Studies & Wellness in Northport, Long Island, has been a dedicated advocate for holistic health and yoga since 2013. His center, Om Namo, offers a nurturing space for yogic studies and holistic medicine. Milard’s journey is deeply intertwined with the practice of yoga, Bhakti, Kirtan, and has a deep understanding of yogic philosophy.  Milard is also a Brazilian jiu jitsu master, and a Licensed Acupuncturist. Milard continues to inspire and guide students on their wellness paths, and also runs a  Previously, he was associated with The Funky OM Yoga and Wellness, where his dynamic classes left a lasting impact on practitioners.

Lisa Bondy

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VIP festival pass includes Lisa Bondy guiding our opening ceremony with 108 Sun Salutations at Tappen Beach, Glenwood Landing, NY

Lisa Bondy, an E-RYT500 and INHC, has been a devoted yogi and meditator for over 30 years. With an impressive teaching experience of over 15,000 hours, Lisa is a master yoga teacher who has inspired countless individuals during her 17 years of teaching on Long Island. Lisa co-founded two major Yoga/Wellness centers in Nassau County, first 2003 Om Sweet Om Yoga in Port Washington, Long Island, and more recently PRACTICE/Northwell in Roslyn, New York where she currently is the direcor of yoga and teacher trainings.  Many have become devoted practitioners under her guidance and have even trained with her to become yoga teachers themselves. She continues to share her passion for yoga and mindfulness, leaving a lasting impact on her community and beyond

Paula Jennings 


VIP festival pass includes Paula Jennings guiding a soul soaring energy raising Kundalini class that will send you soaring through the stratosphere.


Paula Jennings a highly respected female business leader and advocate for the empowerment of women in the Financial Services industry for 25 years, served as Chief Operating Officer of Finance for a global investment bank.  After a few life altering pivots and a-ha moments, Paula left Wall Street to dedicate her life mission to serving womeon to create joyful passionate and vibrant lives.  A Kundalini Yoga Meditation teacher and energy intuitive who draws upon a deep well of knowledge of wisdom and traditions to achieve her personal mission to raise the consciousness of the planet.  

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