YogaDotCalm: Streamlining Productivity & Focus


A fascinating proposal for a SXSW panel in 2014


South By Southwest (SXSW) represents the nexus of music, film and interactive technologies that takes place over 10 days every spring in Austin, Texas. Drawing over 40,000 people from all around the US and the world, this festival serves as a mecca for talented musicians, filmmakers, technology gurus, entrepreneurs and represents a tapestry of brilliant ideas.

The interactive portion of the festival attracts over 25,000 registered attendees each year. These workshops offer in-depth, hands-on education in a variety of subjects taught by some of the most innovative, inspiring and creative leaders in their  fields.


A few of our yogi friends have applied to present a collaborative panel for the upcoming festival in March, 2014, including Karl Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker at Wente Family Estates, Jennilyn Carson, founder of popular yoga blog YogaDork.comKelle Walsh, Executive Online Editor at Yoga Journal and Poornima Vijayashanker, founder of The panel, YogaDotCalm: Streamlining Productivity & Focus, was designed to introduce, inform and inspire with a discussion of how yoga and meditation can enhance workflow and improve work/life balance in today’s fast paced, attention demanding world. With this fine collection of yoga-inspired creators, the panel hopes to share how to stay centered as well as more productive in life and work.

The public has the ability to help select the panels for the 2014 SXSW Interactive programs—we encourage all of you reading to vote! It’s open now through September 6th, 2013. All you need to do is sign up for an account and vote – it’s free, quick and easy…

Here’s how to vote:

Go to and sign up for an account. Then, click the “Search/Vote” tab and search “YogaDotCalm: Streamlining Productivity & Focus” (or go directly to: You can then vote for the panel by selecting the ‘Thumbs Up’ symbol on the left hand side and by commenting at the bottom of the page!

Thank you all kindly for your support. Crossing our fingers that our friends will be making the trek to Austin next spring!