Feeling uptight? Run down? Strung out? Rock and roll lifestyle a bit too much? NXNE understands..

New for 2012, we’re pleased to announce a series of free yoga workshops to all showcasing artists, volunteers and passholders.

Why do yoga at a music festival? To..

• Calm the nervous system
• Improve breathing
• Strengthen and tone muscle
• Improve flexibility
• Increase energy
• Develop correct body alignment and balance
• Improve focus and concentration
• Make you move better, feel better and look better.

Join professional yoga instructors (and musicians) as they guide you through one of six daily classes. Classes are gentle to intermediate, practice at your own pace. All levels are welcome.

Vinyasa: A wake up call! This invigorating yoga movement, combined with deep breathing, will clear your head and ready you for your long day.

Hatha: Bring yourself back to balance when you’ve been overdoing the festival, let go of tension in the body and bring a state of calm attention into focus.

YinYoga: The ultimate restorative yoga; bring deep relaxation into muscles and joints. You’ll sleep like a baby after one of these classes.

Artist only: Classes are reserved for acts playing the festival. Join us for a special 1.5 hour class to completely refocus you before you run to your first gig.

Daily Schedule, Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 June :

8-9:30am Gentle warm-up Vinyasa
10-11am Hatha
1- 2pm Hatha
3 – 4:30 pm Musicians Yoga “Artists Only”
5 – 6pm Vinyasa
7- 8pm Yin Yoga


All classes are free for showcasing artists, volunteers and passholders and are being held on Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 June in the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Studio B. Space is limited and we’re not taking reservations, so come early for a place. Bring your yoga mat, or use one of the yoga mats generously provided by Toronto’s YogaSpace.

Meet your head instructor:

Linda McLean, MEd, CYT, is a singer songwriter and dedicated yoga practitioner. She was introduced to the ancient wisdom tradition of yoga as a teenager. Regular practice helped her maintain strength and balance through a long career as a music and theatre artist and educator. She’s lead singer and songwriter in Linda McLean Band, co- owner and operator of Mandolin Records, has written and recorded and promoted 4 albums of original music. She’s teacher-trained in the Alexander Technique, and integrated and taught this unique body awareness principle while working as a professional actor. She has a Masters of Ed from OISE/UToronto, specializing in Holistic Learning and Arts Education, and was a founding faculty member in Seneca College’s Independent Music Production program, developing courses in ‘Songwriting’ and ‘Artist Development’. She completed her yoga teacher training at YogaSpace in Toronto, and yoga massage at Ahimsa Wellness Centre in Muskoka. Linda’s yoga teaching is based on classical Hatha sadhana, and she leads classes in Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative. She teaches early Saturday morning Vinyasa at Sacred Breath Yoga studio in Muskoka, shares Vinyasa Wednesdays at YogaSpace in Toronto with a few of her yoga teacher friends, and has opened a private studio in Toronto where she works one-on-one with students to help them develop a personal practice and integrate yoga into their lives. For more information about Linda’s yoga teaching visit her website.