Festivals & Retreats

On My Nightstand: The Do LaB

Three brothers, one vision. The Flemming brothers; Dede and twins Jesse and Josh, are cofounders and architects of The Do LaB. With their largest festival --Lightning in a Bottle -- set to light up Temecula July 11-15, the brothers are breaking new grounds in the festival world with their innovative vision. Here they share the [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

On My Nightstand with Sridhar Silberfein

While many people may know him as the Godfather of Bhakti Fest, Sridhar Silberfein has a long and storied history in the spirituality and health and wellness communities. He arranged to have Swami Satchidananda on stage at Woodstock to lead the Western world’s first mass Sanskrit chanting. Since the 1970s, one of the first stops [...]

By | April 30th, 2013|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Shakti Festival Survival Guide

Tips for Festival Survival Spring has fully sprung and with it, the Festival Season. First on the list is Shakti Fest, held in the serene Joshua Tree Retreat Center. The days and nights of May will be filled with yoga classes, spiritual lectures, organic vegetarian food and singing and dancing to the call-and-response sacred music [...]

By | April 24th, 2013|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

10 Reasons You Cannot Miss The Tadasana Festival

1. The two-hour Off the Mat, Into the World (pictured left) benefit class featuring Seane Corn and four top YogaWorks teachers--Lisa Walford, Kathryn Budig, Kia Miller and Joan Hyman--backed by Masood Ali Khan and a special performance by Jai Uttal. 2. Three full days of amazing speakers and unique presentations in The Daily Love Lounge [...]

By | April 14th, 2012|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

2012 Festival Lineup

Sat Nam Fest April 12-15, 2012. Joshua Tree. Unique Culture: Mantra and movement together are the hallmarks of Kundalini practice. This premiere weekend festival for Kundalini Yoga and music offers an in-depth experience meaningful to those who are Kundalini curious as well as long-term practitioners. Hundreds of Yogis will be together in a single track [...]

By | March 29th, 2012|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

The Telluride Yoga Festival

Yoga On The Road We could say that practice occurs outside of any place, that there is nothing we need; we could practice in a cave, in the dark, by moving aside the living room coffee table. But we all know that the place in which we practice offers an added sense of inspiration. As [...]

By | December 6th, 2010|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Badger Festival: Woodstock Meets The Kumbha Mela

Some once-in-a-lifetime events leave an indelible mark on your consciousness altering the remaining course of your life. Two such events in my life were Woodstock and the Kumbha Mela. I was eighteen years old in 1969 when I attended the Woodstock music festival. Although my mind was considerably altered most of the time, I remember [...]

By | June 27th, 2010|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

The Ojai Crib Club

Amy Wong’s Fave Five Experiences This year, the the whimsical Ojai Yoga Crib, hosted by Kira Ryder, Alana Mitnick, Uschi Gibson and the twinkle-eyed staff at Lulu Bandha’s celebrates the seventh annual event. Attendees sign up for a selection of teachers who offer their experiential classes in settings throughout Ojai, such as Krotona/the Theosophical Society [...]

By | November 27th, 2009|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Shakti, Bhakti

Bhakti Fest Rocks  “The Woodstock of the kirtan movement ;” this was the tagline organizers used to describe Bhakti Fest. This weekend didn’t have the mud, the nudity or the crowds, but the idea of Woodstock was conjured up (on the fortieth anniversary, no less) and it had to do with the christening of an [...]

By | October 27th, 2009|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Connecting Through Kirtan

A New Experience of Community Waves lapped against the gentle beach in the darkness as I listened deeply to the ocean, and the lingering exhalations of the other sixty people around me. The moon was rising over the water behind Snatam Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh and Manish Vyas, who watched us silently with light in their [...]

By | June 26th, 2009|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments