Sep 25 - 27 2015
Akron Yoga Summit

Akron Yoga Summit

Presented by Akron Peace Project at Summit Artspace

Vision/Intention of the Akron Yoga Summit: The Akron Yoga Summit seeks to inspire Akron and Northeast Ohio’s conscious community that’s actively contributing to world peace. This event unites and highlights Akron’s yoga leaders for a weekend of ahimsa (non-violence) immersion delivered through creative experiences that educate and empower individuals, families and organizations to embody the path of yoga in every aspect of life. Akron Yoga Summit intends to help all in our city elevate to their fullest potential for compassion and service.


1.Educate about what yoga really is (the path of yoga) and demonstrate how everyone can embody and practice its principles in all aspects of daily life.

2.Enhance collaboration among Greater Akron yoga community and create a resource of yoga/meditation teachers and other conscious healers to support existing initiatives that meet the mission of The Akron Peace Project (APP)

3.Raise the remaining money needed for a Community Foundation Fund for the Akron Peace Project to launch APP Community Empire PEACE Partners-Businesses and Organizations PEACE Peeps-community members Community PEACE Calendar -Yoga Studio and Community Yoga Offerings Calendar -Wellness and other offerings Northeast Ohio has an active and growing yoga community!

It supports a good number of studios, classes, and events. The Cleveland Art Museum brought in the Yoga exhibit for a reason. As such a burgeoning community, it’s imperative we find more ways to collaborate and grow together. In the Greater Akron area, we have some strong studios. What if there was an opportunity to strengthen our activities with and knowledge of each other. The Akron Yoga Summit will bring together the Greater Akron Area yogic and spiritual community for the purpose of inspiring, educating and growing yogi leadership and stronger commitment to the full path of yoga, especially karma yoga: the yoga of service, in our region.

The Akron Yoga Summit will focus on delving deeper into yogic principles and expanding karma yoga into our community. There will be classes with mantras, kirtans, workshops with Yamas and Niyamas, a Gandhi yoga class, a talk on the seeker as the placemaker/city builder, Akron as an Ashram, ayurveda workshops, and more! We’d also like to have reiki, meditations, massage, healing bowls, and other healing modalities. Kicking off the 6th Akron Peace Week, this event will hopefully reach much of our existing community as well as reach out to new members.

Akron Peace Week is fiscally sponsored this year by Global Ties Akron. Initial Ideas for the Weekend: Friday: Celebration •University of Akron Student Ballroom •One goal of ours is to feature a yoga workshop and performance of MC Yogi on Friday, Sept 25th. This is a large expense, but very worthwhile. We are in the process of waiting to hear if we can make this a reality. •Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit Class •Meet and Greet time for yoga community Saturday: Study, leadership, activism thru yoga, deepen spirituality •Summit ArtSpace •Evening Kirtan (end) Sunday: Relax, renew, restore •Summit ArtSpace •Evening Kirtan (end)

Admission Info

Friday Sept 15th is free. Otherwise, it is $10/class, $20/day or $50 the whole weekend!


Dates & Times

2015/09/25 - 2015/09/27

Location Info

Summit Artspace

140 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44308

Parking Info

Free parking behind building.

Accessibility Info

Elevator access.