Blissful Visit or Weekend Staycation
Fields of Yogis takes place in the NewBo District of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. NewBo is a fun, funky, and exciting space, revitalized like a breath of fresh air after the flood of 2008. When the history threaded through Eastern Iowa’s landscape was nearly destroyed, local businesses and community members came together to rebuild and the area has been thriving ever since.
When we opened up shop in 2016, we decided to make our main home for Fields of Yogis at the heart center of the district. NewBo City Market serves as a magnet for citizens, tourists, and businesses to peruse culinary delights, live music, free family activities, and local shopping.
Join us as we intertwine ourselves with the thriving hub of NewBo City Market Friday, August 23 – 25 for a weekend of yoga, music, food, art, and community.
Whether you frequently spend your weekends at the market and stumble upon the festival or religiously attend yoga classes at your favorite studio, there is something for everyone at Fields of Yogis. Join us for community yoga all three days, free and open to everyone!
Friday: skip out of your office a little early to dive into your weekend with FREE yoga at the market 4:45p – 5:45p . Then stick around for a FREE concert with NewBo City Market’s Rock The Block.
Saturday and Sunday: Join us from 10:30a – 12:00p each day for FREE Community yoga. Combine with lunch and/or art classes and shopping at the Vendor Village to a la carte your way through the weekend!
Can’t live without your morning ritual, or working toward creating one? Get the most out of your Fields of Yogis experience with intention setting! Join Dusty Swehla each morning to dig deep, ground yourself, and get centered for the day.
Intention setting: 7:30am – 8:15am
Whether it’s Rock The Block on Friday night with the family, a gong bath in the afternoon, or the closing gifting ceremony drumming circle that brings your frequency to the next level, music will be threaded throughout the weekend to create an immersive experience.
Stay tuned for information regarding your Rock the Block headliner, workshops featuring sound healing, and so much more.
Lunch & Learn
Indulge in a delicious vegan or vegetarian lunch and learn how to make it yourself from the best local chefs! Three days, three amazing lunch classes, and limited space. Snag a spot EARLY and get a $20 discount for purchasing all three (or $10 off single classes).
Friday: 11:50am – 1:10pm (70min)
Saturday + Sunday: 12:20pm – 1:40pm (70min)
Location: Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen inside NewBo City Market
Indulge your creative side in the art tent with two workshops each day on Saturday and Sunday. Buy EARLY for $15 off weekend art pass (includes all four workshops), or $10 off one-day art pass (two workshops). These can be purchased a la carte without a Fields of Yogis pass!
Past art workshops have included mandala rock painting and paint pouring (pictured). This is an expanded track to get your hands dirty. Instructors, workshops, and class times TBD. Early bird pricing available now.
Recharge with Habitat for Humanity
Relax and Restore Lounge by Habitat for Humanity: Take a quick break in the air conditioning, get zen with some yogi coloring pages, and enjoy the calming ambiance decorated with recycled and for sale items from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Open during Vendor hours.
Enjoy gifts from vendors as you gather with other attendees in community and gratitude. Culminate your Fields of Yogis experience with a focused mind and happy heart. Enjoy a drumming circle lead by Natalie Brown and immerse yourself in the musical sounds of a peaceful and fulfilling weekend coming to a close.