Festivals & Retreats

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

Vibrating Community: Music Festival Roundup

Joshua Tree Music Festival May 15 - 17 Joshua Tree Music Festival has teamed with SPACESHARE, a noteworthy carpooling website, unifying summer festival-goers and offering them opportunities to meet new friends, reduce their carbon footprint and save money on gas. Performers include Holland’s “must-see live band,” Kraak & Smaak, as well as LA-based Underground Orchestra, [...]

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

Seed And Heard at Ojai Yoga Crib

Cribbing It in Ojai I was a Crib virgin before October. As a part-time yoga instructor in Carpinteria, I had heard from friends and students the wonders of the Crib. For those not in the know, Kira Ryder and the Ojai Yoga Crib crew at host studio Lulu Bhanda’s offer two-and-a-half hour classes [...]

By | February 8th, 2009|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments