FAQ + 2020 Vision

In spite of the difference of our size, shape, and features, the fact is, we all belong to one God and oneness in our heart.

 

Yogi Bhajan

Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others in mind..

Bhagavad Gita (B.G. 3.19-3.20)

 

DFW FDOY Vision for 2020:

 

We are no longer  hosting or running a huge Dallas Yoga Festival. 

 

We will be shifting our organization to offer and teach the community how to host smaller, grass roots events

 

… and an upcoming huge, awesome virtual events!

 

 

The energy has been beautiful and we are ever so grateful for what we have created together. We have stood in the place of space holder for this community for all of these years. Our role, as a non profit organization, is to empower YOU, the community to step into your power. We encourage you to look at what this may mean to you when it comes to Karma Yoga and SEVA work.

 

We will be shifting our organization to offer smaller, community-ran events

… and some huge, awesome virtual events. 

This is starting on Winter Solstice 2019! We have begun an exciting brand-new collaboration with the FREE YOGA communities all over USA:

 

Free Yoga USA 

 

The New FDOY Vision and our Mission

The Executive Board of Directors believes 

…that now is truly the time for the DFW Yoga community to move in unison. Our mission is and always has been to bring yoga and meditation to the public on the community and local level. 

 

For us, it has been a great honor and pleasure to host, organize and emcee these huge events. It’s incredible to see how this organization has shifted from just a tiny grassroots event to the huge Dallas Yoga Festival with a household name in DFW studios. 

 

This last Labor Day 2019 we:

  • Held the biggest Free Community Round Robin yoga class in Texas
  • Took up the entire city block
  • Had around 500 attendees
  • 60+ vendors
  • Reached over 200K on social media
  • Over 4000 people signed up for the event. 

 

It’s always positive to end something great on a win. So much Gratitude. May we continue to co-create into this new decade.

 

We are pleased to offer:

Listing all free yoga and meditation classes YEAR ROUND in our website database. 

 

This last Labor Day we held the biggest Free Community Round Robin yoga class in Texas and took up the entire city block with our Dallas Yoga Festival in partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc. We had over 500 attendees and 60+ vendors! This year alone we reached over 200K on social media and had over 4000 people signed up for the event. It’s always positive to end something great on a win. 

 

Embracing the ideals of a brand in a new decade for 2020:

The energy is upon us to shift with this Awakening! Let’s together stand in our Truth/Satya. We are all one! 

 

Without transformation, there would be no butterflies. So it’s time for you, as community members, students, teachers and studio owners to step into a place where you work together to hold this energy for the collective. 

 

Our FDOY brand and logo is now nationally recognized. Keep sharing and tagging us on Facebook, Instagram and social media postings. 

 

The 2019 Board of Directors,

Lisa Ware

Tzivia Stein-Barrett

Denae Richards

Nancy Daniels

Tressa Vazquez

Alexandra Thurston

Seda Mises

Tiffany Kalous

AJ Jones

 

FAQ’s

Read on if you have previously been a vendor, community partner studio, teacher, or volunteer:

 

What about Donations?

Your donations have been and are so appreciated and utilized wisely to keep everything running. You will receive a receipt via email.

 

Future Donations?

We will continue to operate with our monthly expenses being paid from the community. It is through your generous donations that we have been able to bring you such amazing and monumental things such as the Dallas Yoga Festival. 

 

We are now shifting in what a love donation truly means! When listing on our website you’ll have the opportunity to give a love donation, if you so choose. Love is the exchange. 

 

We would like to hear some feedback from you, please reply directly to me, as your President and friend in the yoga community.

 

So, what does all this mean?

 

 

  • For students:

 

Share the excitement of yoga and bring your friends to try these free offerings. 

 

 

  • Volunteers:

 

We will notify you of things we have planned as we organize. 

 

As an organization we are shifting gears into a place of a “hosting database” for you to list all of your free classes and offerings. We have made a shift this summer (thank you for your patience and grace) to partnering with Wholistic Connections. This Platinum Sponsor hosts an amazing software program. We are just in the grassroots stage of populating this awesome listing directory. You may list for FREE!

 

Free business listing in the database on the website:

  • List your events
  • Share your entire business offerings
  • Services
  • Website
  • Bio 
  • Social connections 
  • And Free classes. 

 

We will continue to market your listings on our website. 

 

This means that it’s time for us to rise up! As a Festival attendee, a student at a local yoga class, a community partner, a teacher, a sponsor, a vendor, or a studio.

 

 

  • As a community member:

 

We will continue to list for you all the free yoga events in Dallas Fort Worth! Keep posting them and checking back frequently. More listings will be added monthly.

 

 

  • As a studio owner:

 

We invite you to offer up your space to host free, inclusive Yoga and meditation events that are attainable to every demographic, age, orientation and athletic ability. We give you a place to list them online for free.

 

 

  • If you are a teacher:

 

We invite you to start teaching regularly in a local park and organizing your own groups to offer community free day of yoga events. Post them on our website.

 

 

  • For vendors:

 

Support each other by attending all of the other amazing yoga festivals that are now here in North Texas.