LA Yoga features yoga, meditation, and social summer festivals 2015 across the West.
Telluride Yoga Festival
July 9-12. Telluride, Colorado
This magical gathering features more than 40 teachers with yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, social events in eclectic and historic venues with stunning views of the majestic mountains surrounding the Telluride area. Tias Little, Monica, Mesa, Peter Sterios, Micheline Berry, Gina Caputo, AiReal Yoga founder Carmen Curtis, Surya Little, and Jason and Chelsey Magness of The YogaSlackers are a few of the presenters for the weekend.
July 11-12. Los Angeles
Connect your heart’s energy to the present moment with an urban festival celebrating the best of the traditional practices of yoga, Ayurveda, mantra, music, and holistic healing. Converge on the Downtown LA Convention Center for a magic weekend celebrating wellness, spiritual expansion and conscious living, with 40 workshops and performances. Enjoy sacred music, kirtan, yoga, Ayurveda, energy medicine, breath work, health and nutrition, spiritual film, and spirit dance with Sara Ivanhoe, Joan Hyman, Jeanne Heileman, Mark Whitwell, Dr. Lorin Roche, and Felicia Tomasko. Artists include Dave Stringer, Shimshai, Karnamrita Dasi, Masood Ali Khan, Art of Living Kirtan, and Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band.
Wanderlust Squaw Valley
July 16-19. North Lake Tahoe
In Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe, Wanderlust offers a mind, body, and soul immersion for seasoned yogis, meditators, and new wanderers. Celebrate mindful living with yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, artists, and renowned chefs. Explore a new yoga class style, standup paddleboard, or aerial yoga. Be inspired by a diverse musical lineup that will have you jumping and then acoustic settings that will guide you straight into savasana/final relaxation. Learn at The Speakeasy, the festival’s lecture series on leading a mindful life. Be nourished by creative vendors in the Food Co-op or the Farm to Table Dinner.
Santa Fe Yoga Festival
?August 6-9. Santa Fe, NM
A total of 108 transformational yoga classes will be taught by over 35 world-class teachers such as Mark Whitwell, Robert Sturman, Celetia Loeffler, Josh Schrei, Monica Mesa and Linda Spackman. Enjoy daily meditations, adventurous hikes, and unbelievable musical acts including Michael Franti and Spearhead live at Fort Marcy Park. Dance to daily DJ-hosted pool parties, live music and kirtan by DJ Mental Physix, DJ Teddy No Name, The Chris Chickering Band, Boom Roots Collective, Lower Chakra, Native Spirits, Drumming Sounds, and Sitaram Dass. A percentage of all proceeds from the festival will benefit Anahata International, Santa Fe Animal Shelter, and Humane Society.
Bhakti Fest West
September 9-14. Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s expansive desert hosts the heart-opening experience of Bhakti Fest West. Bhakti Fest embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and spiritual practices. Attend yoga classes led by world-class teachers such as Shiva Rea, Sianna Sherman, Kia Miller, Joan Hyman, Tim Miller, and Mark Whitwell. Experience inspiring workshops with teachers including Dawn Cartwright, Jeffrey Armstrong, and Lorin Roche. Sing and dance to the sacred music of kirtan with artists including Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Girish, and Sri Kirtan with late night beats by DJ Drez & Marti Nikko, and MC Yogi.