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Spirit of the Midwest Yoga Festival August 27

Nicole Lovald and Heidi Kopacek

Spirit of the Midwest Yoga Festival offers a full day of festivities on August 27 at the Commons in Excelsior. Indoor offerings will be held at the Spirit of the Lake Yoga and Wellness Center. Start the day with a yoga session in the morning and on to the closing ceremony and pub crawl Saturday night. There will be a variety of unique yoga classes, multiple wellness mini-sessions, vendors, a tent with fun activities for kids, live music, great food, meditation, optional stand-up paddleboarding (additional fee) and more.

Yoga instructors Nicole Lovald and Heidi Kopacek created this one-day yoga celebration. Lovald, owner of Spirit of the Lake, is a life coach and reiki practitioner. Kopacek is a licensed psychologist.

Some of the yoga sessions include: Befriending Your Belly, Yoga Kindness, Karma, & Kermit, A Different Kind of Hot Yoga, Go to your Happy Place Yoga, Body Movements & Bowel Movements, Yoga for Cat Lovers, Disco Yoga.

Take a break in the air conditioning at Spirit of the Lake Yoga studio just a few blocks from The Commons on Water Street. Learn more about how to sleep, eat, and feel better with one (or several) of this partial list of sessions: Intuitive Eating, Kazoo Meditation, Soma Yoga, Getting Grounded and Naptime for Yogis.

Cost: $90. Half-day or single-class options available. Locations: Indoor events at Spirit of the Lake Yoga and Wellness Center, 244 Water St., #200, Excelsior. Outdoor events at The Commons, 540 Lake St., Excelsior. For more information, visit