who we are
It all started with an idea. Jodi Holland, a single mother of two, found herself searching for more ways to connect with her children.
She envisioned a festival that would bring yoga, mindful living, and outdoor activities together to allow families a place to reconnect through fun workshops and classes. With this in mind, she began building her team of strong women, each blessed with the tools to build what she envisioned.
The women of Ohana Fest are mothers, sisters, friends, and yogis, which allow for a wide variety of ideas to be created.
Donna Agresto-Seavey has been planning events all over the east coast for over 30 years. With all the experience that encompasses and from bacon to zombies, her events have brought smiles to many faces. Her Italian heritage has made family the center of her life.
Jeanette Gekosky found her love for yoga after trying it for severe knee issues she’d had since childhood. Inspired by the emotional and physical healing from her yoga practice, she has made it part of her mission to help others, through yoga; to find the physical and mental balance, strength, and flexibility needed for a positive life. Jeanette is a loving wife and mother to 4 children, and views family as the most important aspect of life. She excitedly accepted to be part of Ohana Fest, and envisions using the skills she gained with her Communications Studies Degree, working in the Corporate world, and her years of teaching yoga to help families and friends share in all the positive impacts of yoga, the outdoors, and in togetherness.
Ohana, meaning family in Hawaiian, was brought to life with family always in mind. Moved by the desire to get families away from their phones and TV's and back in front of each other to connect. Our mission is to unite families and communities through yoga and outdoor activities.
Yoga is an ancient practice that leads to a healthy body, peace of mind, joy in your heart and liberation of your soul. Yoga is for all ages, from infants to seniors. The festival will commence at Hunt Club Farm, a 28-acre family owned and operated farm. This backdrop delivers a connection to nature, open space and healthy lifestyle needs while also providing a place for other activities such as rock climbing, mindful walks and other outdoor recreation. Add meditation, music, food and art to the mix and you have a truly extraordinary family event.
Since Ohana Fest is designed to unite the community, we have collaborated with Hampton Roads Heros at Home as a way to give back.
Hampton Roads Heros at Home is a non-profit charity dedicated to enrich and improve the lives of spouses, children, and pets of military families through community outreach, mentorship and support groups. Hampton Roads Heros at Home has made a big difference in the lives of those who selflessly defend our country.
Hampton Roads Heros at Home was founded by Military Professionals who watched too many families struggle through deployments, disasters, and daily life. Our mission is to enrich and improve the lives of spouses, children, and pets in military families through community outreach, mentorship, and support groups.
The Hampton Roads Heros at Home family designed five programs (Caring Kibbles, Groups of Grace, Mission Mentors, Feast for Fighters, And Foster for Fighters) developed to make a big difference in the lives of those who selflessly defend our country.
Our programs are confidential and available to all branches of the military within the Hampton Roads area.