OUR COMMUNITY [festival round-up]
Bhakti Fest West
Sept 5-8, Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Bhaktifest.com
Bhakti Fest West, Southern California’s largest yoga festival, is celebrating its fifth year! Immerse yourself for four days in conscious community
with yoga classes and workshops taught by world-renowned instructors,
non-stop kirtan performances with well-known chant artists, and an eco-friendly vendor village with vegetarian food, yoga accessories, and devotional art, plus separate pre- and post- intensives with Saul David Raye
and Dharma Mittra. In tribute to the late scholar and kirtan wallah, the
Shyamdas Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at the festival to a student of Indian classical music.
YogaFit Mind Body Fitness Conference
Sept 11-15, Hyatt Regency Suites, Palm Springs. Yogafit.com
Work towards a Yoga Alliance® registry, earn continuing education credits, or simply deepen your yoga practice and transform yourself at the
YogaFit Palm Springs MBF Conference. Trainings include YogaFit for
Warriors, YogaLean, Restorative Therapy, Ayurveda, Meditation, and a
sneak peek at the new Indo YogaFit Balance Board!
XANADU Catalina Festival
Sept 20-22, Two Harbors, Catalina Island. Xanaducatalina.com
A short ferry ride away from mainland California, Xanadu Catalina will
transport you into a magical state of its own. Experience the energy of the
island as you engage in a variety of health and wellness classes. Run a 5K
along the breathtaking island terrain, dive into crystal clear coves, dance
the night away on moonlit shores, and camp under shining stars.
Ojai Yoga Crib
Oct 24th-27th, Ojai. Lulubandhas.com
The 10th Annual Ojai Crib is a yoga pilgrimage featuring yoga sessions
and meditations in some of the most historically significant and sacred
spots in the Ojai Valley. Also: all-day immersions on Thursday, and evening events with Erich Schiffmann on Friday and Sean Johnson & the
Wild Lotus Band on Saturday.
BY JONI YUNG
1. XANADU CATALINA FESTIVAL. 2. OJAI YOGA CRIB.
3. BHAKTI FEST WEST. 4. YOGAFIT MIND BODY FITNESS CONFERENCE.