A Homegrown Hudson Valley Festival: MAYfest

Catskill Chill Music Festival and SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio announce their music & program lineup for MAYfest; a Music, Arts, and Yoga festival planned for May 27-29 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 finalist Elise Testone, and the return of some high-profile instructors such as Sadie Nardini, Marti Nikko, and, new to the festival, Elena Brower. This family-friendly festival marks year two for co-producers Dave Marzollo and his wife, Melia Marzollo.

Festival-goers will immerse themselves in their yoga practice, their love for music and their desire to explore a creative side. “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.

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. 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 children’s classes throughout the festival, giving MAYfesters a break from the more physical activities. Cathy Curto, Christina DiMarco, Jaanika Peekna, Justin Catania 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.

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, and 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. MAYfest has also partnered with The Veterans Yoga Project and is proud to offer a 20% Veterans’ discount to anyone who has served in the US armed forces.


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