Friday, September 5, 2014

Yoga Fest lights up high desert (video)

Yogini Maty Ezraty makes adjustments to Down Dog against the wall (

Joshua Tree Nat'l Park is awesome (WQ)
JOSHUA TREE, California - Kick off National Yoga Month this weekend, September 4-7, 2014, the Joshua Tree Retreat Center hosts Bhakti Fest. Combining yoga, dance, and music, the festival is a celebration of devotion. With its roots in yoga, kirtan (singing and chanting), and meditation, it embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. Bhakti Fest West is the largest yoga and music festival in the country.
Yoga by day, dancing by night along with continuous devotional chanting for the divine.
And after six years it has built a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, and respectful family from all parts of the world.
Immerse yourself in over 100 hours of world renown kirtan, 47 innovative workshops with leading teachers in health and wellness, and 76 unique yoga classes taking place in indoor and outdoor yoga halls among the breathtaking desert views! Tickets and passes available at door. (408) 460-0504

Yoga in a Museum?
(RSVP: Yoga at the Getty Center)
This month, Flavorpill and the 2015 Honda Fit are teaming up to make our Downward Dogs true works of art. With Art of Yoga, renowned Yogini Sara Ivanhoe will lead an all-levels class at the Getty Center on Saturday, Sept. 6 (8:00 am), soundtracked by KCRW's Jason Bentley.

Free yoga mats will be given away. Remember to dress comfortably and bring a water bottle. Then hit Warrior II alongside world-class art and architecture, plus works by Van Gogh, Manet, and Seurat.

Following the class, join Minor White on his photographic journey of spiritual transcendence in "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," which highlights one of the masters of photographic modernism, and check out "Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films," to see how one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years made bodies move. More

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