Festivals & Retreats

Reflecting on the Devotional Journey of Shakti Fest

Shakti Fest: A Devotional Revelation Stepping into the world of Shakti Fest this year was like an invitation into a mother’s sweet embrace. The new 2019 location at the Joshua Tree RV and Campground provided a new level of intimacy to the already heart-filled experience of these weekends. The festival is centered around a little [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest 2019 Celebrate at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Photo at Shakti Fest by Sandra Goodin In 2019, Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest move to a new Joshua Tree location. The devotional festivals of Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest are experiencing some exciting new changes for 2019. The venue that has hosted the festival for a decade has run into site restrictions [...]

By | March 1st, 2019|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Bhakti Fest Founder Sridhar Silberfein

Sridhar and Shyamdas at Bhakti Fest. Photo by Mitchell Manz. It Would Be Great If You Could Do That The sun is setting on another 110 degree day in the Mojave Desert. Seventy-eight-year-old Bhakti Fest Founder Sridhar Silberfein storms in the front door dripping in sweat. For the past eight hours he has [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Lightning In a Bottle 2018 – What’s your WHY?

Lightning In A Bottle (LIB) unites the worlds of yoga, dance music, self-improvement and social awareness. This fusion of worlds and ideas in one, easy-to-attend location creates a profound experience. 2018 was my third LIB. Each one I’ve attended, I’ve had my daughter with me, starting at age five, then seven, and now nine. Being [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Festivals & Retreats|1 Comment

Bhakti Fest and Shakti Fest: Devotion, Service, and Transformation

A conversation with Shakti and Bhakti Fests Founder Sridhar Silberfein I knew Shakti Fest was the yoga festival for me when a one hour conversation with its founder left me wanting to be a better person. Sridhar (Steven by birth) Silberfein is a man who has walked his talk for so long that now he’s simply [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Wellness Tourism 2.0: The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation Retreats

  Wellness travel that includes yoga and meditation is more than a trend — it has become a modern-day necessity. If you’ve ever thought or uttered the phrase, “I need a vacation,” you’re certainly not alone.   As technology continues to advance, the pace of our lives continues to speed up. In response, our need [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Los Angeles Events: The Best of September 2017

  Join LA Yoga at the best Los Angeles events for September 2017.   Los Angeles Events: Classes and Workshops Accessible Yoga   Learn how to make classes welcoming to everyone and to approach students in a trauma-informed way with Accessible Yoga Founder Jivana Heyman. Details 7-10 Sep 9am-5pm $550 Spiral Path Yoga, 3115 Foothill [...]

Catalina: An Island Retreat for Yogis

  As any good yogi will attest, taking a yoga practice on the road brings with it a whole new sense of enlightenment. Yoga retreats in exotic locales abound. The price tag for such a getaway, though, may seem daunting. So when we heard about the one-day Yoga/Hike collaboration between REI and Catalina Island, our [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Festivals & Retreats, Travel|0 Comments

Finding Balance and Joy at The Feathered Pipe Ranch

This was my first retreat and I put a lot of work into it.  But I had powerful assistance from this land. It created the space for transformation and truly aided in the experience. For thousands of years, people have traveled to global power spots like Machu Picchu and the Egyptian pyramids to investigate the [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Festival Hangover Prevention Tips

Photo of Wanderlust High Camp by Adam Hawes   The festival hangover is that moment when you wake up on day two or three in your tent with symptoms similar to a hangover: Your body is aching and throbbing as if you have run not just one marathon, but a few back-to-back. It [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments