Mark your calendars and meet us downtown for the yoga event of the summer!
We are grinning ear to ear as we announce the sixth (can you believe it?!) annual Elevate Akron Outdoor Yoga Festival & Vinyasa Class at Lock 3 Park in the heart of downtown to celebrate our family of yogis in Akron and highlight the yoga studios, businesses, and people who make our city such a special hOMe.
Join us and enjoy a free all-levels vinyasa class with Tracy Rhinehart, food trucks galore, local breweries + wineries, donation-based massage + Reiki to raise money for Summit County Children's Services, an Akron vendor's market highlighting local artisans, a kid's zone with fun activities, a community corner featuring local non-profits near and dear to our hearts, and live music by DJ Naeno + Zach Friedof!
Registration & Check-In - 4:30pm
Arrive early to visit the food trucks and vendors and hear music from DJ Naeno!
Live Music by Zach Freidhof - 6:00PM
Welcome Message - 6:45pm
All-levels Vinyasa Yoga Class - 7:00pm
Food Trucks, Akron Vendors Market, Fun Activities & Live Music by DJ Naeno until 9:30pm
Sassy Dog | Popsmith | Ms. Julie's Kitchen | Mustard Seed | Nooma | SOL Pie Pizza | Inca Buch | Sandy Bottom Bowls | Wholly Frijoles | The Square Scullery | Ovenly Delights | Clean Eatz | The Beach Bum Truck
Henna Tattoo Station by Gorgeous Henna and Akron Henna Art
Donation-based Massage and Reiki (proceeds going to Summit County Children's Services)
Kid's Fun Area sponsored by Zenworks
Our goal has always been to elevate our community and this event will be no exception. For this event we have partnered with Summit County Children's Services to help raise awareness for foster child adoption and to call our community to serve children in need -- right in our backyard. Summit County's heroin epidemic is driving a dramatic increase in the number of children entering foster care and the state of Ohio has issued emergency pleas for more people to become foster parents and take neglected children into their homes.
If you are interested in providing monetary support, you can make a donation at their booth on event or purchase an event shirt. Part of shirt proceeds will go right to Summit County Children's Services.
Since Lock 3 is located right in the heart of downtown Akron, there are multiple parking decks that are just a quick walk away! The closet parking decks to the venue are the O'Neil’s Parking Deck on W. State Street and the Cascade Parking Facility off of Mill Street. Surface lots are located on W. Bowery Street west of Main Street. Cost for parking is a $2 flat rate. Click here to view a map and for more parking information.
Arrive Early. Music, day-of check-in, vendors, and yoga mat parking starts at 4:30pm. Live music by Zach Freidhof will kick off at 6:00pm followed by our vinyasa class at 7:00pm. Please allow yourself plenty of time to park, visit our food/drink vendors, get a massage, and have your mat rolled out!
Event Tee & Tank Tops: To guarantee you receive an event shirt, please pre-order before July 1st.
Need a Mat? Bring Your License. We will have a limited number of free mat rentals available at our registration tables (first come, first served). We will exchange a mat for your license and will keep it safe and sound until your mat is returned at the end of the evening!
Rain or Shine: This event will be held rain or shine! Who doesn't love dancing in the rain?
To ensure a smooth event, we strongly encourage you to attend packet pick-up to receive your event packet containing your event wristband and other goodies. Pre-ordered tees and tank tops will also be distributed at Packet Pick-Up. Pick-Up will be at the Mustard Seed Market and Safe in Highland Square on Tuesday, July 16th from 8:00am to 9:00pm.
The Mustard Seed Market and Cafe is located at 867 West Market Street Akron, OH 44303.
We are filled with so much gratitude for our event sponsors! Because of their generous support, we are able to host Elevate Akron events free of charge to the community!
ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: Afterlight Fitness and Education | Rock Mill | Orangetheory Fitness | Lululemon | Balance and Brews | Sky Yoga and Fitness | Namaste Yoga | Akron Yoga and Wellness | Harvest Yoga and Wellness | Release Yoga | Pure Barre Fairlawn | Tru Barre Studio | Full Scale Fitness
We are so fortunate that our Akron yoga community is filled with so many dedicated and talented yoga instructors. And lucky us, we've snagged a few of them who will be assisting us at the event! These yoga assisters are on site to help lead our yoga practice, and to provide guidance and modifications. A big hug and thank you to our assisters listed below:
Topaz V. Tolloti
Deb de Vera