The Bhakti Fest Spring OMmersion is right around the corner!
April 15th – 17th marks the 1st Annual Bhakti Fest Spring OMmersion in Joshua Tree, CA. Below you will find info on the event, a couple of pre-festival intensives, as well as some of our favorite presenters!
Bhakti Fest is a 4 day music festival celebrating devotion through chanting, yoga, meditation, and community. All of our presenters embody the spirit of Bhakti – deep devotion. We gather on 450 acres of inspiring desert land to express our love and devotion as one community through an enchanting array of activities.
Thursday, April 14th with Saul David Raye
Yoga: 1pm – 5pm
Kirtan: 8pm – 10pm
Ancient mystics experienced the Heart as the true center of our being. Modern science and medicine are understanding this profound truth more every year. Join Saul and special guests for deep heart centered Atma Yoga, sacred music, chanting, meditation, ceremony and teachings from the heart of Yoga.
Monday, April 18th with Shiva Rea
6am – 12pm: Tending the Bhakti Fire – The Heart’s Rhythm
et us melt into the deepest reality of what unites us – the vibrational current of the divine at the heart of Bhakti and Tantra yoga! In this healing immersion, bhakta rasikas Shiva Rea and Benjy Wertheimer (of Shantala) will guide you into a prana flow and nada yoga practice to attune yourself to the mantra of the body. Beginning with sunrise mantra japa and meditation, we will transmit a practice for the embodiment of sound within asana, pranayama and chanting. Ritual talking circles will be followed by a 3 hour sadhana to attune to ourselves to the deeper song of our heart’s fire.
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
New Orleans World Music Trio Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band is celebrated as one of the leading voices in Western Kirtan Music – merging mantras with evocative rock, world-funk, and trance grooves. The band appears on Putumayo World Music’s recently released compilation, Yoga, co-curated by Sean, and is signed to Nettwerk/Nutone Music, home of Sarah McLaughlin, Barenaked Ladies, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das, David Newman, Donna DeLory, and more.
Shiva Rea, M.A. is a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, global adventurer and leading innovator in the evolution of prana flow yoga, transformational vinyasa flow integrating the tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya’s teachings and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of prana flow out in the world. Shiva is the creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Yogadventure Retreats, Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, the worldwide Global Mala Project, Yogini Conferences and E2: The Evolutionary Edge Tour. She writes for Yoga Journal, Yoga Plus Joyful Living, is the author of award-winning CD’s and DVD’s, and contributor to many publications and features.
Govindas & Radha
Govindas and Radha are California-based bhakti yogis, kirtan singers, and as their spiritual names suggest, “servants of the Divine”. They are a husband and wife team with great love and devotion for the Divine, their Guru, eachother, and traditional yogic practices of India – This is the essence which is reflected and transmitted through their teachings and music.
Through the sacred practice of Kirtan, repetitiously chanting the names of God/Goddess from ancient India, they will guide you on a musical meditation and yogic adventure deep into the essence of Bhakti—the yoga of the Heart, the yoga of Love…
Click here for a full list of presenters
Click here to visit the Bhakti Fest Website
Be sure to keep a look out for the YOGANONYMOUS Booth at Bhakti Fest, and check out this video below to get yourself even more excited!