About RYF


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The Purpose of Rochester Yoga Festival is to celebrate yoga, meditation, and vibrant health at any age with joyful events.

The Vision of RYF’s founder, Amy P. Mercovich, D.C. is a world where everyone lives a happy and healthy Life.

Rochester Yoga Festival is an organization founded by Amy Mercovich, D.C., to promote yoga, healthful living, and happiness. This event is intended to a provide fun, a full day of yoga, meditation and access to massage therapists, other natural health care providers as well as local artisans selling handmade items.

Jennifer Morgan, RYT, Director of the Rochester Yoga Festival

IMG_6618“The Rochester Yoga Festival is about something really pure, the love for yoga that the Rochester Community shares. It is a way to come together and experience a little something extra by getting a taste of what is going on in the yoga community and in other studios. I am so happy to be a part of something that is truly for everyone, the festival is a place where everyone is welcome.”


Amy Mercovich, D.C., Founder of the Rochester Yoga Festival

photo“The Rochester Yoga Festival was created to showcase the amazing yoga teachers and yoga studios in the Rochester area while also raising money for charity, celebrating health and vitality, and to simply have a lot of fun.”


What Teachers Are Saying

Aimee Senise Bohn, Shri Vinyasa Yoga

Aimee Bohn2“Any chance for us, as yogis, to connect to one another on a broader scale that opens our bodies, minds, and hearts to new vistas, ideas, and energy is the ultimate form of Yoga. An event like the Rochester Yoga Festival should not be missed for that reason alone!”


Joan Nichols, Inspire Yoga

Joan at door“I have always wanted to positively effect future generations. Yoga gives me the opportunity to do just that. I am grateful that I will be able to share my passion for yoga with you all at the 2nd Annual Yoga Festival.”


Carly Weis, Breathe Yoga

download“I am excited to be a part of the 2nd annual Rochester Yoga Festival. There is so much passion, knowledge, and talent within the Rochester yoga community and to be able to come together on one day to share and to learn is a way to celebrate that.”


Cyndi Weis, Breathe Yoga

download“I love the energy of teaching yoga to the masses. Yoga has been around for thousands of years, it’s really quite simple, and if we just don’t complicate it, it can be an amazing experience on day one.”

Karen Reisdorf, Blue Pearl Yoga

Karen Reisdorf photo 1“The Rochester Yoga Festival helps people learn what is out there in the yoga world for expansion of their own practice and growth in different ways.”




Enrique Fulchi, Atman Yoga Studio

enrique_fulchi“Practicing yoga with a lot of people, it raises the vibration… the energy is stronger, it’s more enjoyable.”

Cindy Edington, Tranquil Heart Wellness and Inspire Yoga Studio

cindy_edington“The Rochester Yoga Festival is a great opportunity for the yoga community.”


Joanne Wu, M.D., Fit2bWell and AcroYoga

JoannWu_07-12-13-4254“As a doctor and a yoga teacher, I think events like the Rochester Yoga Fest can help build a stronger, more cohesive cohort of health professionals who believe in the powerful, healing energy of yoga therapy.”