Our mission is simple: to bring people together to experience the peace, power and healing that yoga has to offer.

The goal of River Valley Yoga Festival is to highlight all that yoga has to offer from a physical practice to a spiritual practice and so much more. The festival is a place to gather over the course of one weekend to share with each other, learn from each other, grow together and heal together. 

“I want everyone to feel welcome and like a valuable part of the community.” – Owner & Director, Allissa Obler

The Festival is a place for all – students who are curious or new to yoga, as well as those who have practiced for many years. It is a truly a place for everybody and every body. 


River Valley Yoga Festival was founded in 2022. This multi-day, outdoor event was the vision of Owner & Director, Allissa Obler. 

In 2016, Allissa completed her RYT-200 certification and began teaching at a variety of studios throughout Stillwater, Minnesota. During this time, she had a dream – an actual dream – that she ran a yoga festival. As she reflected on this dream, she realized that all of her training and experience made her uniquely suited to bring this dream to life. The only challenge? A location.

In 2021, Allissa decided to focus her efforts 100% on yoga and wellness. As part of this transition, she decided it was time to bring the yoga festival to life. She told friends, “I would like to find an uninhabited, 80-acre farm located close to my home.” Two days later that wish came true. And, as they say, the rest is history.