Yoga Featured at Third Annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

Posted on 9/3/2015 9:12:37 AM

The third annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will open its Saturday, September 12 show with yoga sessions for both adults and children.

The adult program will begin at 9:00 am in front of the festival’s main stage on the 500 block of Philadelphia Street. It will be led by Beth Rettig, who operates Massage and Yoga at the BTN Center in Indiana, Pa.

Later, Ed Stancombe will guide children through a yoga session at the festival’s Children’s Alley from 10:00–10:30 a.m. in IRMC Park on North 7th Street in downtown Indiana. Stancombe works for Indiana County Children and Youth Services (ICCYS) and has offered numerous yoga sessions to the children of families who receive ICCYS services.

Both instructors are inviting the public to participate in these free sessions. According to Stancombe, “early morning yoga assists in reducing stress and helps one develop a positive attitude toward the experiences of everyday life.”

For more information about yoga at the folk festival, contact Stancombe at or Jim Dougherty at

Center for Northern Appalachian Studies