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Monday, April 2
 

19:00

 
Tuesday, April 3
 

08:00

Asana, Pranayama, Meditation & Life - A Seamless Process
Advanced asana and pranayama class open to every one. (Mark will always adapt advanced practices to individual needs.) Asana supports pranayama, pranayama supporting meditation, meditation supports Life. Mark will clarify the principles of pranayama and bandha in your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

New Zealand, Heart Of Yoga
This is Mark’s fourth year presenting at BaliSpirit Festival and we are so lucky to have him back.A truly inspiring teacher, Mark’s interest is in helping students develop an authentic yoga practice for themselves as an individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years.Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life.Mark has taught yoga for over twenty years throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and was the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga.Mark currently resides in Bali and teaches master classes at The Yoga Barn, Ubud.For more information on Mark, please see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE UP

08:00

Chakra Breathing Meditation
Speakers
avatar for Amber Sawyer

Amber Sawyer

USA/ Singapore, Satsangasing
Returning to BaliSpirit Festival for the 4th year, Amber Sawyer, an Embodiment Facilitator, shares the joy of living through holistic practices of yoga, active meditations, and elemental wellness. With over 17 years of study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing and self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms. From 2009 - 2017, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she has offered weekly active meditation and yoga classes, Kirtans and community events. After enjoying the conscious birth of her little one, Amber currently travels the world with her family, inspiring holistic living through her practice of Embodied Elementals, an offering of Elemental Health Coaching, active meditation, yoga, retreats, immersions and conscious festival organization.Amber teaches Active Meditations, which are structured meditation methods that consciously bring the practitioner from the periphery to the center of the storm, to that place of witnessing, to that place where one can reside in awareness while all continues to exist around them. By using movement or sound, combined with full attention, Amber step by step activates mindfulness in her classes, subtle sensations are felt, she guides students to move from the outside in, becoming aware of body, breath, physical sensations, emotions, thoughts and the gaps of silence in between them. It is in this place of watchfulness to become free to fully experience the present moment. These methods use movement and sound, they are easy to learn and quite profound especially when practiced in a group.For more information about Amber, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
AMPHITHEATER

08:00

Hatha Raja Yoga
This course will take you on a journey of moving meditation. The Hatha Raja Flow combines an ancient series of postures sprinkled with creative vinyasa. This combination increases strength, endurance and flexibility while clearing the body of accumulated toxins and emotional blockage.
In this course we will create an evolutionary practice that is appropriate for students of all levels. Olivia will guide you with playfulness and alignment into your practice. Encourage you to work deeply, yet safely. You will explore a little bit of everything : backbends, deep twists, deep hip openers and of course inversions. This course will include breathwork, kriya yoga techniques and active meditation.The focus on this course will be letting go and flow. Connecting mind and body with joy and calm. Losing yourself, finding yourself, accepting where you are in the present moment and getting to know yourself better.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Tüscher

Olivia Tüscher

Switzerland, Hatha Raja Flow
Olivia started treading the path of yoga in 2003 after her daughter’s birth. She realized quite quickly the importance it could have in her life and began to study with yoga masters in order to share her passion. Her teaching is nurtured with various practices and schools of thought, for example Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga.Guided by love, a good sense of humour, non violence and understanding, Olivia will help you reach harmony and peace between body and mind. She will encourage you to go deeper in your practice without recklessness and explore your full energetic potential. By sharing her passion, Olivia would like to create and generate well-being, joy and sincerity for the benefit of all her fellow humans.For more information about Olivia, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
POOL PAVILION

08:00

Holy Hanuman Hamstrings & Hips
 Tap into your COURAGE... 
Get ready to take that leap... connecting to your inner “Super Hero” (Hanuman). You will learn how to intelligently and efficiently open the Hamstrings and Hips creating space and freedom in the body. Stirring up the Shakti and tapping into our most creative energy pool in the body! This vinyasa based practice will begin with a flowing standing sequence followed by a long juicy floor section. Be prepared to go 360 degrees around the hips and hamstrings. All Levels Welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Tymi Howard

Tymi Howard

USA, Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Tymi Howard 500 E-RYT is an International Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Owner of Guruv Yoga Studios in the United States and Contributing    writer for Elephant Journal. Pioneering the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Central Florida, Tymi is dedicated to inspiring people to discover their life’s    purpose through the art of yoga. Her introduction to yoga began in NYC in 1993 as a professional ballet dancer with several nagging injuries and she    found her way into an Ashtanga class. Receiving her BA in Theatre and Dance from Rollins College and Masters Degree from NYU/ Circle in the Square,    and too many Yoga Teacher Trainings to list, she continues to be influenced by so many gifted teachers. Tymi is known in the yoga community as a “Teacher of Teachers” and a skillful graceful practitioner. Students fall in love with her dynamic, playful style of teaching, artistic sequencing and music! Self-proclaimed travel junky, blogger and animal rights advocate, she is a lover of God, Life and Yoga. Tymi is forever a student and grateful to all    of her teachers, students and family who continue to inspire!    For more information about Tymi, please see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
SKY PAVILION

08:00

Qi Flow Yoga
Breath-initiated movement is the movement that is initiated and guided by conscious breathing , where each inhale and exhale sets into motion a movement. You move slowly with full awareness. Practicing any movement regime in this way offers much more than the typical workout because while you are creating a healthy body, you are also calming the chaotic storm in the mind, the relentless critical noise and drama. Then, when your mind and nervous system are calm, you see life differently. I have observed it positively impact thousands of lives, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Breath-initiated movement does not just open your muscles and joints, it opens your eyes and heart, and you see a brand new world.

Wonder Flow for the curious explorer, a functional vinyasa flow for all ages and levels.
Let your spine dance! Keep it active and alive and let your inner light shine through. Discover some new movement using a creative functional vinyasa flow sequence designed to reveal the new possibilities of what your spine can do and how far it can go in every directions. This purposeful sequence of poses is going to awaken, strengthen and open your entire body, developing an articulate conversation between your body and your mind. Explore what the body can do to its fullest potential! This is an opportunity for you to gently work for the fear of unfamiliarities, the unknown, the unseen in order to create more freedom within.

Speakers
avatar for Ronan Tang

Ronan Tang

China, Taoism Yoga & Qi Gong
Ronan Tang (Tang Yijie), founder of Joy Space(China), is one of the China's leading teacher trainers. Ronan is highly skilled at leading therapeutic classes,    a fusion of physical, emotional spiritual aspects of the body, interlaced with a wealth of teachings around asana, pr... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

08:00

Rocket of Heart
Rocket of the Heart

Rocket Vinyasa is based on the three roots of the Vinyasa Practice known as Tristana. These are steady Ujjayi breath, attention to the Bandhas and also the practice of concentration through Drishti. It is a very creative and energetic practice suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Tonny Chang

Tonny Chang

BRazil, Rocket Vinyasa
The path towards Yoga for Tonny Chang started in childhood, when without knowing what he was doing, he kept trying to put his feet behind his head and experimenting the sight of the world upside down. Years later, looking for a treatment for injuries caused by intense training of... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
POOL PAVILION

08:00

Soul Fika: Ancient Wisdom For Winter Depression
SOUL FIKA  Vinyasa is a unique offering to combat Winter Depression. Be part of a unique, well researched session takes you through the science of winter depression and how to deal with it by encouraging the body to produce happy hormones. She blends Yoga and Ayurveda concepts along with a good dose of Positive Psychology and Rituals to banish those winter blues. The session includes a 30 minute Yoga, Kriya, Chanting practice that you need to do in winters, learn about diet, explore aromatherapy blends and activities that will help find the sunshine within.

Speakers
avatar for Nuthan Manohar

Nuthan Manohar

India, Inner Healing, Meditation & Ritual
Nuthan Manohar, is an MSc in Yoga and a behaviour specialist. She has 15 years of expertise in influencing community and individual behaviour and has been selected as among the top yoga therapists in India, success icon in Kerala etc. Her community projects have become UN case studies for best practices. She is the founder of Me Met Me, a school to improve quality of life through empathy, compassion and intuition. She used to manage strategy for Asia Pacific Countries for global clients, it was in 2010 that she decided to pursue her passion for yoga, healing and transforming lives. She invites you to radiate health and joy by letting go of pain and negativity, to embrace life, to get motivated and to realize the true potential of both your body and mind. She has taught in South East Asia, Middle East and Europe. For more information about Nuthan, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE DOWN

08:00

Yoga Energy Flow And Kirtan
Awakening the Power within You
There is the Sun and the power of the Moon within us. Acknowledging and connecting to both power has the potential for harmony and balance life physical and mentally which lead us to the higher source of our Spirit. Indra will be guiding the practice from the movement of our body to the breath and leading towards the Spirit. This is our journey of our soul



Speakers
avatar for Indra Widjanarko

Indra Widjanarko

Indonesia, Namaha Yoga
A loving and compassionate yoga teacher from Lombok, Indonesia; Indra has been practicing yoga for 19 years and is well versed in many styles. She shares and organizes workshops and retreats in China, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as yoga festivals in China and Australia. Indra is a founder of Namaha Yoga, a style of yoga which brings an intention into your practice, making every move into a meaningful action. Combining music, touch, breath and movement, as well as mantras and mudras to create this joyful and heartfelt yoga style. Namaha techniques offer a step by step guidance to approach simple or challenging poses with greater awareness and ease.“Flowing with breath and connection to the heart…feel how joyous your yoga practice can be”Find her in Indra Yoga Studio in Mataram-Lombok! Loka Samastha Sukkhino BhavantuFor more information on Indra, please see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN PAVILION

10:00

Sound of Yoga Mantra
Speakers
avatar for Franko Heke

Franko Heke

New Zealand, Devotional Healing & World Music
Connection, healing and presence… Franko Heke is on a mission to raise consciousness through his music and workshops.Drawing on ancient mantra in combination with his own cultural roots, Franko’s devotional sessions are bound to coax your own divine voice into the open,    with his distinct sounds for todays day and age. With years of rock music touring under his belt, Franko’s compass has drawn him north toward a movement,    which brings people together, celebrating our unique gifts, our connection to one another and to mother earth.Franko is sought after for yoga, meditation and transformational festival events with his boundless energy for the betterment of all beings. He has shared    the stage with Nahko & Medicine for the People, Xavier Rudd & Donavon Frankenreiter. We are grateful that this will be Franko’s third year at BaliSpirit Festival blessing the stage with his spirit…and even more grateful that Franko    will co teach Sacred Dance Workshops with his partner Nikki Rhodes    For more information about Franko, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

10:00

Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Speakers
avatar for Michael Hallock

Michael Hallock

USA, Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Watsu with Michael Hallock & Satya BurgerWater soothes and supports as you float effortlessly, receiving stretch and massage and liberating movement. Watsu is in an extremely nurturing form of bodywork which reminds us of our own intrinsic safety, timelessness, and peace.At Bali... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:00 - 12:00
SWIMMING POOL

10:15

Thai Yoga Massage and Fascia Therapy
Thai Yoga Massage is a transformative experience. A deep revolution on the way we move, interact, communicate and especially the way we share touch as a form of healing. A journey of integration, realign with the source through the practice of presence and mindful touch. We will dive into the fascinating world of the connective tissue (Fascia) through the direct experience of our own body and integrating this knowledge into the Art of Healing Touch.
Live music 

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Romero

Carlos Romero

Venezuela, Acro Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage
Carlos is a Surfyogi devoted Yoga and AcroYoga Immersion Teacher. After finishing a Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 he has continued to deepen his practice and expand the scope of his studies in Asthanga Vinyasa, Jiamukti, Anusara and Dharma Mittra Yoga as Well as healing studies like Cranial Sacral and Thai Yoga Massage.The Essence of Carlos's teaching is to bring joy, inspiration and ancient wisdom from different arts into one. To experience yoga as a beautiful way to celebrate life and to embrace the spirit which manifest within.Carlos spend most of his time in Bali "The Island of Gods", sharing the path of Yoga & Healing, allowing his true essence shine in every healing touch and also bringing people together through the art of Acroyoga with ongoing classes, workshops and retreats, surrounded by amazing nature and Bali bliss.Carlos will co-teach Acro Yoga with Bex TyrerFor more information about Carlos, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
POOL PAVILION

10:15

Enhance Your Overall Health Through Meridians
According to traditional Chinese medicine, meridian is a path through which the life-energy known as "qi" is believed to flow. It is essential for human being’sphysical and mental health. Meridians regulate energy flow, balance Yin and Yang, connect inner body, carry qi and blood to nourish the body, conduct the sensation to adjust excess or deficiency in the body, and prevent the body from the attacks by exogenous negtive energy. Due to our inner organs ‘diseases, excessive climate changes、emotional imbalances etc our meridian may get blocked or not functioning properly. We can treat disease and remain healthy by application of acupuncture & moxibustion, change our eating habbits and lifestyle to adjust the function of the meridians. In this workshop we would explore the 12 major meridians of human beings, simple energetic meridian tests, the techniques to channelize them.

Speakers
avatar for Ronan Tang

Ronan Tang

China, Taoism Yoga & Qi Gong
Ronan Tang (Tang Yijie), founder of Joy Space(China), is one of the China's leading teacher trainers. Ronan is highly skilled at leading therapeutic classes,    a fusion of physical, emotional spiritual aspects of the body, interlaced with a wealth of teachings around asana, pr... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
HEALING PAVILION

10:15

Clarity Breathwork
Clarity Breathwork is a gentle, compassionate Feminine approach to breathing & healing that has been shifting lives around the planet! Every breath we take is sacred and has the power to open us to the Infinite. When we breathe fully and consciously we heal our hearts, minds, bodies, and remember who we are. This workshop offers a tremendous opportunity for empowerment with live sacred music, ancient mantra, dance & movement, light body meditation and the profound practice of Clarity Breathwork. It clears the way of what has blocked & held us back, so we can stand fully in our power & purpose with our hearts open to give and receive love. We will send this healing breath out to our World to add to greater peace!

Speakers
avatar for Dana & Ashanna

Dana & Ashanna

USA, Clarity Breathwork
Dana-Dharma Devi & Ashanna Solaris have been sharing Breathwork and healing for nearly 40 years, and have pioneered their own process called Clarity Breathwork.They combine their many years of experience and gifts together in a beautiful and profound way that touches and awakens... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
MAIN PAVILION

10:15

Kundalini with live music - Walking in Beauty
Walking In Beauty: Kundalini Yoga with Live Music with Sophie Sôfrēē & Raio
It is the year to be bold, to walk in our beauty, live in our grace and be the divine leaders of generations to follow! Kundalini Yoga is a powerful technology that brings deep awareness, revealing our full potentials to live as the creative, conscious beings we were always destined to be! Weaving movement, mantra, dance, pranayama, mudra and drishti alongside uplifting funky, soul-shaking playlists and live acoustic accompaniment by Raio ~ this journey will inspire you with ways to live by grace and walk in beauty.

Speakers
avatar for Sôfrēē

Sôfrēē

Singapore, Kundalini Yoga & Ecstatic Dance
Sophie Sôfrēē is an ecstatic dance DJ, Kundalini Yoga teacher and visual artist. Originally from Singapore, she followed synchronicity and her heart's    calling to Bali, where she now resides and thrives. Sophie's DJ sets are all profoundly uplifting journeys featuring ethn... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
AMPHITHEATER

10:15

Neurogenic Yoga
Neurogenic Yoga is a revolutionary new technique in trauma healing and stress reduction.
NY is an integrative method that combines yoga asana and pranayama with SITT (Self Induced Therapeutic Tremors. These tremors are a natural response of the body and the nervous systems way of discharging long-held tension or unconscious muscle contraction in order to restore the body to wholeness.

The tremor response is based on Dr. David Berceli's technique of Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises® (TRE®) which has been taught successfully worldwide for decades.

Reported benefits include:
*decrease anxiety
*release chronic tension
*discharge emotional and physical trauma
*increase energy and flexibility
*improve sleep and mood
*decrease of aches, pains and symptoms of fibromyalgia and sciatica

This workshop not only allows participants to experience Neurogenic Yoga, but also gives them a foundation for understanding the tremor response. Learn about the history and origin of Neurogenic Yoga and how it helps to release stress, tension and trauma patterns.

This workshop is appropriate for people of all ages and level of fitness. No previous knowledge of yoga is required. Maria creates a supportive environment that makes people feel safe as she leads her class with compassion and a sense of humor.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Alfaro

Maria Alfaro

USA, TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) and Neurogenic Yoga™ Certification Trainer and Provider
Maria is a native Italian who lives in California and teaches in the US and internationally. She was trained in TRE by its founder, Dr. David Berceli in 2004 and she has been teaching his work ever since. Maria assisted Dr. Berceli in numerous trainings in the US, South Africa an... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE DOWN

10:15

Rocket of Heart
Rocket of the Heart

Rocket Vinyasa is based on the three roots of the Vinyasa Practice known as Tristana. These are steady Ujjayi breath, attention to the Bandhas and also the practice of concentration through Drishti. It is a very creative and energetic practice suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Tonny Chang

Tonny Chang

BRazil, Rocket Vinyasa
The path towards Yoga for Tonny Chang started in childhood, when without knowing what he was doing, he kept trying to put his feet behind his head and experimenting the sight of the world upside down. Years later, looking for a treatment for injuries caused by intense training of... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

10:15

Rocket of Heart
Rocket of the Heart

Rocket Vinyasa is based on the three roots of the Vinyasa Practice known as Tristana. These are steady Ujjayi breath, attention to the Bandhas and also the practice of concentration through Drishti. It is a very creative and energetic practice suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Tonny Chang

Tonny Chang

BRazil, Rocket Vinyasa
The path towards Yoga for Tonny Chang started in childhood, when without knowing what he was doing, he kept trying to put his feet behind his head and experimenting the sight of the world upside down. Years later, looking for a treatment for injuries caused by intense training of... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

10:15

Rocket of Heart
Rocket of the Heart

Rocket Vinyasa is based on the three roots of the Vinyasa Practice known as Tristana. These are steady Ujjayi breath, attention to the Bandhas and also the practice of concentration through Drishti. It is a very creative and energetic practice suitable for beginners and intermediate practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Tonny Chang

Tonny Chang

BRazil, Rocket Vinyasa
The path towards Yoga for Tonny Chang started in childhood, when without knowing what he was doing, he kept trying to put his feet behind his head and experimenting the sight of the world upside down. Years later, looking for a treatment for injuries caused by intense training of... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

10:15

The Principles of Yoga According to Krishnamacharya
The power and efficiency of Yoga as taught by Krishnamacharya.
While respecting the popular styles and each person's background Mark will show how the ancient yoga technology brought forth by Krishnamacharya can serve the practice you already know and love. (Practice and discussion)

Speakers
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

New Zealand, Heart Of Yoga
This is Mark’s fourth year presenting at BaliSpirit Festival and we are so lucky to have him back.A truly inspiring teacher, Mark’s interest is in helping students develop an authentic yoga practice for themselves as an individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years.Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life.Mark has taught yoga for over twenty years throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and was the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga.Mark currently resides in Bali and teaches master classes at The Yoga Barn, Ubud.For more information on Mark, please see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE UP

10:15

There Is No Try
“[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.”
As Master Yoda said, when you believe in yourself, you will realize your full potential.
Yoga practice is not about to achieve every Asana you know , but being the best version of yourself. Sometimes you only need some keys to unlock your power, which resides already in you.
Do or do not, there is no try!
Focus: Arm balance & back bend


Speakers
avatar for Young Ho Kim

Young Ho Kim

Germany, Vinyasa Yoga
He learned from many Styles with great Teachers but found nowhere he really belongs to. After a long study he came to conclusion that he must blend every    knowledge he knows and create a fusion of his own yoga. Young Ho has since established the biggest and most renowned Studio in Germany, Inside Yoga, based in Frankfurt. Young Ho’s non-dogmatic & scientific approach to Yoga blends with Clearness and simplicity of Zen Buddhism.   His down-to- earth style of teaching has inspired yogis and yoginis all across Europe and Asia. He truly believes in Evolution and is always seeking for    Improvement and ongoing Education.  For more information about Young Ho Kim, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
SKY PAVILION

10:15

TAKETINA Rhythm Process
TAKETINA Rhythm Process
TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.

Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Our body is an instrument that creates rhythm at all times. Through the voice, the words, the claps, walking, breathing, we reconnect ourselves with the innate wisdom of the body.There are many levels to Taketina. At it's simplest it is a means of having fun with music from the perspective of the body.

Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness.

Speakers
avatar for Kula

Kula

Portugal, SomFala Rhythm Alchemy
Develop your Potential Through Joy and Rhythm!Living and Thriving just outside of Lisbon, Portugal, Kula is a musician and therapist. Passionate for rhythm, he has developed a series of educational and transformational trainings and workshops using through rhythm, movement and song.  A soul Hunting Healer, Kula has Studied Biomusicology and facilitated Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin, facilitates Drum Circles, Trance Dance and Laughter Yoga.His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Kula will facilitate SomFala Rhythm & Voice circle, Trance Dance, some Laughter Yoga and Taketina. TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness."I believe that music inspires people to catch up and share their spirit, contributing to  conscious evolution towards more life, more love, more passion and more fun."For more information about Kula, please see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:15 - 12:15
MAIN STAGE LAWN

10:30

Activating Your Inner Super Hero (all ages)
Activating your inner super hero- Hannah Star (children of all ages)
The one who bestows all the super magik and super hero powers! We will dive into a container where the children will be able to connect to their super hero powers. They will get to embody their super hero and express it. We will tune into how they can access their super hero when they are feeling down, sad, happy, joyful..in any emotional state. In order for them to understand how they are powerful beings able to co-create their dream worlds into reality. Opening up their imagination and helping them be confident in themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Star

Hannah Star

USA, GPS For The Soul
GPS for the Soul with Hannah Star: Align your inner compass with your true North. The work Hannah Star facilitates is the empowerment of ones highest potential and soul mission. Helping those she works with become confident in their gifts and hearts song to share with the world... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 10:30 - 11:45
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

11:00

Holistic Sitar Healing Session
The Holistic Sound Healing Sitar Sessions with Haji Basim is a breathwork, guided meditation, and frequency tuning experience. With the use of the mystical tones of the Sitar, musician and meditation instructor Haji Basim facilitates tranquil and rejuvenating sound healing sessions. The sitar's characteristic 'lush background drone' makes it perfect for deepening one’s meditation in a Holistic sound healing session.

Speakers
avatar for Haji Basim

Haji Basim

USA, Urban Folk / Sound Healing
This will be Haji Basim’s second year at BaliSpirit and we are so happy to have him back!Haji Basim is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of Folk, R&B, and World music. An award winning internationally touring multi-Instrumentalist and singer songwriter, Haji Basim has created a new genre called Urban Folk.His refreshing and innovative blend of urban folk falls somewhere in between the intimacy of artists such as Sufjan Stevens or Josè Gonzales and the sensuality and groove of performers such as D'Angelo or The Weeknd, just to mention a few.His brand of Urban Folk music was created from the influences of several styles including Folk, Soul, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Bossa Nova and Neo Soul. In finding deep connection with other genres of music, Haji humbly makes it evident, "“It is not genre that makes music great, but the ability to translate emotion and thought". ”Holistic Method MusicHaji is the Lead instructor of The Holistic Method: Music Instruction. teaching musicians and non musician to connect with their instruments. The Method is based off elements of meditation and fundamental music theory. The focus of the method is to deepen the relationship between the musician and there instrument. Currently Haji holds workshops and lessons on the Guitar, Ukulele, and voice.Holistic Sound Healing Sitar SessionThe Holistic Sound Healing Sitar Sessions with Haji Basim is a breathwork, guided meditation, and frequency tuning experience. With the use of the mystical tones of the Sitar, musician and meditation instructor Haji Basim facilitates tranquil and rejuvenating sound healing sessions. The sitar's characteristic 'lush background drone' makes it perfect for deepening one’s meditation in a Holistic sound healing session.For more info about Haji Basim, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

11:00

12:00

Mindfulness For Kids
Speakers
avatar for Lela

Lela

USA, Mindful Awareness Practice For Kids
Lela is offering Mindful Awareness Practice classes for kids. Mindfulness classes playfully help children develop attention, balance, and compassion through awareness-based activities. Lela studied Child Psychology and began her work with children as an Early Years educator for f... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

12:15

Live Balinese Music
Tuesday April 3, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

12:15

Astrology Basics & Beyond
Astrology Basics and Beyond
Want to learn about astrology? Now’s your chance. This workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in astrology, from total beginners to hobbyists. In it, Levi draws upon the vast wisdom available to us through astrology and lays out the fundamental components in a clear, simple, practical way: you’ll leave with a new understanding of how your entire birth chart, not simply your sun sign, influences your worldview, potential, and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Levi Banner

Levi Banner

USA, Shamanic Yoga Flow, Astrology & Sacred Cacao Elemental Dance
With a warm smile, an energetic hug, and sly sense of humor, Levi Banner draws you into his world – teaching the spiritual sciences for healing and transformation. Yoga, Breathwork, and Astrology comprise his trinity of mystical knowledge. He creates a safe, peaceful classroom space where students can learn and grow to their fullest potential. Levi’s specialties are a strong, consistent vinyasa yoga practice; precious yet powerful pranayama practice; relaxing and healing restorative yoga, and divining deep astrological insights through the cosmic viewpoint.Levi is also a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. Mystery, transformation, and healing magically combine as he leads intensive Shamanic Breathwork journeys, helping participants reconnect to their highest selves. By gifting students with personal empowerment and self-healing, he strives to create a community of open-hearted difference makers with world-changing potential.Levi can be found teaching at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali, or traveling the shamanic path as he conducts workshops and immersions around the globe. In Yoga, Levi is rated E-RYT 500, the highest level of Yoga Alliance certification. Enlightened techniques and ancient philosophies learned through his studies in India, Guatemala, Sedona, and Bali are transmitted into his practice, gracing students with an unusually well-rounded experience and profound lifetime benefits.For more information about Levi, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
BALE DOWN

12:15

Accessing Inner Authority & Deep Presence
How do we access our own deep presence, move from inner apology to inner authority, and thus make the biggest difference in our lives and in the world? How do we move from performance to expression, from held breath to exhale, from informing to inspiring, and stay relaxed and confident and rooted in our bodies, when talking one-on-one with others, or speaking in front of groups? Using dyads, small and whole group activities, this experiential session will provide fun and active ways for you to grow in inner authority, while connecting authentically with others.

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Rick Smith

USA, Conscious Teaching
Rick Smith is a master teacher trainer. Most known for his work in education, he’s presented to over 100,000 people worldwide over the past twenty years,    and coached hundreds of teachers and facilitators one-on-one in inner authority and presence. His best-selling book “Conscious Classroom Management,    Unlocking the Secrets of Great Teaching,” has sold more than a quarter million copies. He has trained facilitators of many modalities, including breathwork,    meditation, dance, tantra, nutrition, and yoga. In his work, Rick shows how “assuming the best” about ourselves and each other can result in true and lasting magic. His emotional sensitivity, goofy sense    of humor, and commitment to kindness contribute to his deep presence as a facilitator. For more information about Rick, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 12:15 - 14:00
AMPHITHEATER

13:00

Reggae Dancehall Experience - Ska and Reggae Foundation (all ages)
The exciting dance Workshops conducted by Latonya Style entails Authentic Jamaican Dancehall using both Male and Female Steps created by Jamaican Dancers as well as her own Stylish Moves. She offers a unique ‘A-Z Steps’ Teaching Style as well short & spicy choreographies in each session. Latonya demonstrates the technique and freestyle aspects of the steps while providing some information about the History, Journey and Evolution.

Ska and Reggae Foundation
In the early 1960s, Ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica where it originated. Ska is a combined musical element of Caribbean Mento and Calypso with a bit of American Jazz as well as Rhythm and Blues. This genre is unique because it the music has a walking bass line, emphasized with rhythms on the upbeat, perfect for dancing. The ska dance moves are upbeat, quick, exciting and humorous.
Reggae Foundation classes, features dance moves with a roots, rock, ragamuffin and Rastafarian vibe. Mainly ‘skanking’ (foot works) as well as, smooth, calm, effortless and natural grove done to reggae music which emerged in the late 60s after Rocksteady.


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Latonya Style

Jamaica, Dancehall & Stylish Moves
Latonya Style is considered to be one of the founding members of the modern Jamaican Dancehall fraternity. Her dance workshops focus on Authentic Dancehall    techniques and theory as well as other aspects of the popular dance genres including her own Stylish Moves, Old School... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
MAIN PAVILION

13:00

Norma Jean
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Norma Jean

USA, Indie Folk
Norma Jean is a singer songwriter who lives Bali and writes original songs about love, the beauty of life and living in Bali. After visiting Indonesia    on holiday in 2012, Norma Jean returned a few months later to record her debut album, The Delicious Sessions, and has made B... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

13:00

Flow Arts:Poi, Staff and Double Staff Dance
Learn to move with freedom; creating a strong foundation.  Exercises that utilize sacred geometry in motion that will unlock movement code in the body creating more tools for expressing yourself in dance.  Learn new tricks, patterns and transitions with Poi, Staff and Double Staff. Class will be focused but not limited to: poi, staff and double staff.

Speakers
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Forest Schrodt

USA, Poi
Forest Schrodt loves learning and sharing knowledge and is devoted to the compassion path of the Shangrila Peaceful Warrior. This Bhodisatva path is supporting    realization of the beauty way of heaven on earth for all beings, with wonder, curiosity, amazement and gratitude. With over 20 years of performance    and teaching experience, Forest is a pioneer with Fire Dancing in the West coast of The United States. Forest is also a well known visionary jewelry    designer and founder of Liquid Fire Mantra jewelry and ritual dance theatre.He is dedicated to a path of the healer through massage, sound, energy and breath. Additionally, Forest is a Yoga Instructor and DJ specializing in World Fusion Sacred Bass music. Forest is the founder of Bali Flow Temple Enhancement Center for the Arts, a large retreat and and accommodation venue with a large wooden dance floor, located 8km from Ubud. “The timeless truth of the human spirit is found where the logic of science and the discernment of the mind meets with the emotions and infinite wisdom of the heArt. Satnam!  Wahe Guru!We are the light we see in others. It is the sum of the parts that makes the whole.” - Forest SchrodtLearn more about Forest here... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
POOL PAVILION

13:00

Magical Storytelling (all ages)
Speakers
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Curly

UK, Kids Storylight
Curly is a beloved childrens storyteller from the UK, on mission to ignite joy in the hearts and imaginations of all. He has become well known for his    enigmatic peformance tales that engage audiences in the infinte magic of storycraft through improvisation, music, puppets and comedy.    In 2016 he was funded by the Bristish Arts Council to create a travelling storytelling space know as, 'The Light,' His up-beat, positive performances    have reached children at countless events and festivals around the world. For more information about Curly, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

13:00

Living From Visions ~ Manifesting your goals
LIVING FROM VISION – Manifesting your goals and purpose in life!
This technique focuses on discovering one’s deeper values, goals and mission in life. This technique is future oriented and teaches how to create / manifests one’s goals by utilizing the power of the metaphoric mind.
It teaches that we create from the inside out.
60mins

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Ilona Selke

Germany, International Author and Seminar Leader
Ilona Selke is an international author and seminar leader, lecturer, and musician and is the CEO of LIVING FROM VISION. Since 1987 Ilona Selke has been teaching personal growth seminars in Europe, America and Asia to therapists, teachers, doctors, business people and laymen alike.She has written 4 books and has 25 CDs to her name, and Ilona has been a co-author of two best-selling books, one with Brian Tracy and one with Jack Canfield. Her books and teachings have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Polish, Czechoslovakian, and Hindi. Ilona Selke runs her own weekly TV show called Quantum Living on the WBTV Network and has appeared on TV and on Radio shows and has been interviewed and quoted in numerous books, films, and summits for her work.For more information about Ilona, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
HEALING PAVILION

13:00

Restorative Rocket
Restorative Rocket - When we read the word restorative we immediately imagine a lying down, super slow and a passive practice, but we try to write a different story in Restorative Rocket. Based on Rocket Vinyasa practice with less challenging poses, but keeping special attention on releasing the pressure of the joints and folding it with bright and fresh prana, this practice is suitable to all levels of practitioners.

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Tonny Chang

BRazil, Rocket Vinyasa
The path towards Yoga for Tonny Chang started in childhood, when without knowing what he was doing, he kept trying to put his feet behind his head and experimenting the sight of the world upside down. Years later, looking for a treatment for injuries caused by intense training of... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

14:00

Natalia Aley
Speakers
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Natalie Aley

Russia, Indie, Electronic, Pop
A singer songwriter from Los Angeles. A yoga enthusiast, vegan, Instagram influencer, BMG ukulele artist and Autism advocate. Natalie Aley began to pursue    her solo music career after landing the lead role in "We Will Rock You," the world-renowned musical produced by legendar... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

14:15

Painting Project (all ages)
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Stephen Bennett

USA, The Portrait Painter
Painting a Hero with Portrait Artist Stephen Bennett The objective of this workshop is to celebrate a local hero, through the creation of a large portrait painting.  International portrait artist Stephen Bennett will be conducting the workshop in the Kids Zone along with the children and adults to create a portrait of Ibu Robin Lim, founder of Bumi Sehat Birthing Center and CNN Woman of the Year. This large canvas will be divided up into sections and reassembled. It will be a project that teaches about painting, color, light and having fun creating art. Stephen Bennett is an American portrait painter who over the last 30 years has traveled to over 50 countries. He seeks out indigenous people to capture their soulful faces and ritual adornments through colorful paintings on a grand scale. Bennett’s mission is preserve and celebrate the world’s diversity     through a unique style of realism using interpretive color. The focus of his paintings is on the eyes that invite us to enter and experience our common humanity. Stephen is the founder of Faces of the World a 501c3 Not for Profit Corporation with the mission to preserve and celebrate the diversity of the world's people through art education, cultural exchange.For more information about Stephen, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

14:15

Esalen Massage & Indonesian Spa Rituals
Esalen®Massage  & Indonesian Spa Rituals, co-taught with Kim Collier

Joining Ellen this year will be Kim Collier (International Wellness Consultant) and instructors from Jamu Spa School (International Education Center for promoting Indonesian healing arts).
This workshop will feature the essentials of Esalen Massage as the foundation for touch, with the addition of Indonesian techniques for bodywork and herbal bodycare.
After a demonstration, participants are invited to join us at the tables to give and receive, and experience spa therapies and rich traditions of island beauty, healing & wellness.  


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Kim Collier

USA, Massage
Kim is honored to assist Ellen Watsons’ workshops during Bali Spirit Festival. In collaboration with Jamu Spa School, Kim will offer insight and experiences of herbal healing traditions of Bali.  Kim and her husband lived in Bali for 8 years, working as spa consultants/advisors and in 1993 they started a company for the locals, to support the global growth of traditions of ‘jamu’. Kim has been dedicated to spa and wellness for over 30 years, as a spa director, massage therapist, holistic health practitioner, continuing education provider, business owner, wife, mother and lover of all things Bali and ‘jamu’. This will be Kim’s first Bali Spirit Festival, where she will be co-teaching with Ellen Watson.For more information about Kim, please see... Read More →
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Ellen Watson

USA, Touching Essence™ & Esalen® Massage Dancing With Rumi™
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 35th year on the Healing Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and her 11th year at BaliSpirit Festival!Ellen, creator of Touching Essence, a multi-sensory, multi-cultural, shamanic approach to healing through touch, a senior trainer of Esalen Massage & Bodywork, and creator of Dancing with Rumi. Ellen has also been running the not for profit educational organization: MovingVentures International Healing Arts she founded in 1996.Annually at the Bali Spirit Festival, Ellen offers instructional, participatory workshops in massage and bodywork along with an international team of men and women, certified in Touching Essence™, and Esalen® Massage & Bodywork. Each workshop includes: a short philosophical download & hands on learning in giving and receiving skilled and sensitive touch. Each student learns directly from one of Ellen’s faculty, and works in tandem. In addition, Ellen offers Dancing with Rumi, a dancing, spinning, poetic moving meditation practice.Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of heart and spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing, to play and pray, to touch and be touched. Ellen and the faculty of MovingVentures offer residential retreats, certifications and teacher trainings throughout the year in Bali, Big Sur, and other inspiring global locations.This year Ellen will co-teach a few classes with Kim Collier & Maria Alfaro.For more information about Ellen, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
AMPHITHEATER

14:15

Scripting Your Joy (Yoga & Writing)
Asana based: Scripting Your Joy is a vinyasa flow practice that integrates the wisdom and art of writing throughout the practice. Intermittently throughout the journey, students are given writing prompts that aim to enhance their levels of self-awareness both on and off the mat. By taking both the writing and the asana practice to the mat, creates the perfect body-mind equilibrium. Whether you're a seasoned writer, a diary keeper or inquiring yogi, this fun practice will inspire and invigorate you. All levels welcome. Bring your journal and a pen. Limited supplies will also be available.

Speakers
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Nadine McNeil

Jamaica, Yoga Ethnochoreology
Nadine McNeil/UniversalEmpress is a yoga teacher, speaker, transformational coach and humanitarian. Her mission involves igniting others to create and dwell in infinite possibility, and share the tenets of yoga within communities where it has been largely inaccessible.Nadine coined two terms to encompass the main objectives of her work. One is Consciousness Rising – the act of stepping boldly into the fullest expression of self, thereby becoming a catalyst for collective change. And, her quest for the Democratization of Yoga – the removal of the illusion of elitism attached to the practice in modern times.When she's not traveling the world sharing her message, she may be found at the Yoga Barn where she offers a wide range of classes and exclusive workshops that focus on embodying the practice of yoga into daily living. One of her most popular workshops that she shares is also a favorite mantra of hers: 'Self-Love is a Practice.'For more information about Nadine, please see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE DOWN

14:15

Sufi Shruti - A Journey Into The Voice
This is an Exploration as well as a meditation, Tune in! Hum, Chant, Connect, Breathe.

Using a Shruti Box* to create a continuous low humming sound, also known as a ‘drone,’ we close our eyes  ~ and go inwards.  
In this workshop we connect with the different qualities and textures of our voice, our own tone and our unique frequency, We will use our intuition and follow our own rhythm.  At the same time we are guided, we’re not trying to imitate or force; we allow our voices to open naturally with a touch of playfulness.

* A Shruti is an instrument similar to a harmonium and is used to provide a drone in a practice session or concert of Indian classical music and vocalists.

Speakers
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Ramsey Kattan

Jordan, Awouohe
His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Ramsey is the creator of workshops in AWOUOHE (Alternative Ways Of Understanding One Human Experience).Ramsey Kattan graduated from the Munira School of Holistic Studies 4 year course (Barbara Brenon school of healing) He is a certified holistic therapist and energy healer.  He has been extensively researching consciousness, cosmology, ancient civilizations, Mystical traditions, Sacred Chanting and music, transpersonal psychology and art. He is currently working with holistic therapists, voice and meditation facilitators, life coaches, drama therapists, yogis, didgeridoo players, musicians and various artists and has developed a program on alternative ways of understanding our human experience which he intends to pursue moving forward.Ramsey is a Direct Descendent of the Great Traveller Ibn Battuta, and has traveled extensively all through his life, especially since 2010. Ramsey has discovered many beautiful places, hiked, and camped in raw primitive surroundings, he has interacted with many people of different cultures across the world.His passion for travel took him to many unusual places one of which is Socotra Island in Yemen that left a great impression on him. An experience and exhibit Ramsey created that was shared at the national museum of fine arts in Amman, Jordan. Forever creative, Ramsey helped launch the first Skatepark in his home country of Jordan and is also one of the Co-creator's of the TBA collective: A collective that has created and enhanced the growth of the alternative scene in Amman Jordan. It supports local and independent artists uniting diverse sub cultures.  Creating events with the likes of Dj Vadim, Massive attack, Mr thing, Nickodemus and Dj Oh and supporting local talents such as 47 soul; Maurice louca; hello psycheleoppo and Yasmine Hamdan.Adding to his healing toolbox, Ramsey’s study since 2016 has included: Expand the Box with Clinton Calahan SPAIN, Cosmic Gong Training with Angelo Surrinder and Don Conreux SPAIN, Keith Jhonston Improvisation Workshop LONDON, 32 Hours Learning Tabla and Voice NEPAL, Sufi Whirling Workshop with Ziya Azzazi AMMAN, 70 Hours Learning Darabuka TURKEY, 50 Hours Leaning Didgeridoo Sadhana Practice, Integral Sound Healing Training SVARAM Auroville INDIA and Darabuka with World Percussionist And Teacher Misirli Ahmet TURKEY.Ramsey is a dedicated Festival goer and is a part of the core team of MANNA GATHERING, and has presented as a Healing Therapist at Being Gathering PORTUGAL, a Presenter at Fusion Festival – GERMANY, The Mukti Gathering – PALESTINE, and has been an Organizer of Manna Gathering (in Ancient Petra) since 2013.For more information about Ramsey, please see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
HEALING PAVILION

14:15

Acro Yogis Unite
How often do you let yourself be loose and play like a child? Do you want to improve your acrobatic skills? Truly having FUN and being playful is possible in AcroYoga practice. Join Bex, Carlos & Dani in this offering tailored for all levels of acroyogis. Explore different kinds of transitions, waves of movement, cultivate your fire through strength conditioning, inversions and acrobatic flying before cooling it down with the healing gifts of Thai Massage. Come with an open mind, a willingness to play with others and be part of the worldwide community to rise up all together as one!! - no partner required!

Speakers
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Daniela Garza Rios

Mexico, Mandala Vinyasa Flow & Acro Yoga
Originally based in Monterrey, Mexico, World Traveler Daniela has been immersed in bodywork and spiritual practice for more than 16 years. She is the Co-Founder and Spiritual Director of Sutra Yoga Studio, based in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Founder of the School of Healing Arts Yoga Teacher Training, which takes place globally.For more information about Daniela, please see... Read More →
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Carlos Romero

Venezuela, Acro Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage
Carlos is a Surfyogi devoted Yoga and AcroYoga Immersion Teacher. After finishing a Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 he has continued to deepen his practice and expand the scope of his studies in Asthanga Vinyasa, Jiamukti, Anusara and Dharma Mittra Yoga as Well as healing studies like Cranial Sacral and Thai Yoga Massage.The Essence of Carlos's teaching is to bring joy, inspiration and ancient wisdom from different arts into one. To experience yoga as a beautiful way to celebrate life and to embrace the spirit which manifest within.Carlos spend most of his time in Bali "The Island of Gods", sharing the path of Yoga & Healing, allowing his true essence shine in every healing touch and also bringing people together through the art of Acroyoga with ongoing classes, workshops and retreats, surrounded by amazing nature and Bali bliss.Carlos will co-teach Acro Yoga with Bex TyrerFor more information about Carlos, see... Read More →
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Bex Tyrer

Scotland, Acro Yoga
Bex Tyrer, E-RYT teaches yoga at the Yoga Barn, Bali as well as around the world. She is committed to the practice as a tool for living. She is in love with the philosophy of yoga, its rich history and relevance with our modern day world. Yoga – an outward expression of an inner exploration, and all that lays in between.With a background in social activism, Bex weaves together the teachings of yoga and non-separation with the need for social action. Through her work she calls yogis to really examine what we mean when we talk about "union" and "awakening". She encourages practitioners to apply the work they do on the mat to their lives off the mat and to move together to co-create a world we can be proud to call "home". Bex has just returned from teaching in Palestine where she goes every year to in solidarity with Palestinian yogis, supporting the power of the practice for rising up and finding freedom of movement in a land where movement of all kinds is restricted.A core member of the BaliSpirit Festival family since its’ inception, Bex is back teaching Acro this year. Acro Yoga brings together acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage in a powerful symbiosis, where yogis come together in common -unity to explore movement, communication, trust and above all to fly high and laugh loudly. An electric practice for all who entire with an open heart and open mind!Bex will co-teach Acro Yoga with Carlos RomeroFor more information on Bex, check out... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
MAIN PAVILION

14:15

Anke dje African Drumming Meditation
Anke dje African Drumming Meditation
Meditative drumming is a powerful tool that sends healing messages to the mind, body and soul. There’s a resonance that triggers a remembrance that all is well and as it should be. This ‘return to now’ feeling, as described by previous participants, provides nourishment on a cellular level. Drumming is highly important to life in rural Africa because it breaks through mundane thinking and turn moments into rhythmic, high vibrational quest.  
Drumming and drum circles are also gaining recognition as a valuable method in shifting from dis-ease to real-ease and stress reduction. Various drumming techniques are being used all over the world to heal people with health issues such as, anxiety, cancer, stress, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease to name just a few.

Speakers
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Chocolako

Nigeria/ USA, African Drumming Meditation
“… we all return to a point of love in this raw journey called life"- Chocolako Vibrant, soul-stirring, colorful and passionate, with an infectious smile that reaches back to Nigeria, Chocolako (Choc to her friends)    brings her unique gifts to your practice of yoga & meditation.Yoga with Choc is grounded in the integration of love, awareness and trust. No two classes are ever the same because You are different each time you step    on the mat. But don’t be surprised if you laugh, release and even wiggle with your giggle when you practice with this extraordinary teacher.Choc’s Nigerian heritage revealed the benefits of healing through prayer and the power of linking to elders in the ancestral world. Her quest to understand    energy, balance and her “HEALher” capabilities led Chocolako to a professional career in public health. As a hospital administrator Choc worked in    the critical care division that brought her face to face with trauma, forgiveness and death.Life is a raw journey. In 2003 the sudden death of her best friend’s mother compelled Choc to seek a deeper meaning to life. She discovered yoga and dedicated    her self to the study of Hatha, Asthanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow. She subsequently graduated as a yoga teacher after 500 hours with Les Leventhal.    She now leads retreats and workshops combining yoga, journaling, nutrition, and fun excursions. In addition to teaching Yoga, Choc holds an MBA from Cass Business School in London, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance with E-RYT200, RYT 500 and YACEP designations.     Merging her African heritage, her love of yoga and her care for the human spirit, Choc and friends create a unique offering for the Bali Spirit Festival.    Her first year presenting at BaliSpirit Festival, Choc and friends will combine "Anke Dje" drumming, yoga and meditation to support    the elevation of peace, love and attunement.Anke Dje translates as “everyone gather together in peace”. For more information about Chocolako, please check her... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
POOL PAVILION

14:15

Connecting To Your Source ~ Yin Yoga
Denise will take you on a sacred journey to find your center, your source. A magical sequence of yin poses will transform the whole mind and body, making them more supple and receptive.
 
If years of yang practice, no practice, or dancing your ass off each weekend have left you feeling less supple, this is your class! Nourishing and quiet, this practice will cultivate mindfulness and space for daydreaming. Through long-held poses, we will begin to slowly melt away tensions inthe joints and connective tissues where you feel you’re holding back, holding on, or even barely holding it together.
 
The entire class will be consciously sequenced to move beyond the physical and create space, freeing those tight areas in your heart and mind.  

Speakers
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Denise Payne

USA, Power Yoga
Revolutionary yoga teacher, artist, performer and kick ass mother, Denise has lived her life studying, practicing, inspiring and teaching countless yogis. She has an innate ability to see people through their chakras and to address the individual in the context of a class or group training. Denise is always moving the focus away from her as a teacher and insisting it stays on the student’s personal development.Denise's classes are highly-informative, motivating and taught in a fun atmosphere that allows yogis to ease into knowing themselves, whilst being thrust into loving themselves. Denise lives in Bali with her son Charlie and teaches classes, workshops and teacher trainings at The Yoga Barn and around the world. She is the director of One Song Yoga teacher trainings, empowering leaders to teach the sacred.For information about Denise, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
SKY PAVILION

14:15

Yoga & Shamanism
Journey of the Soul, Connections of Yoga to Sacred Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Fulfilling Personal Destiny, Your Dream as your Masterpeice, Conscious Evolution Ritualistic, Therapeutic and Meditative - Yoga as ancient informed suggestions. Breath as the guiding force in practice. Initiation of trance states through breath practice. Introduction to Danny's Approach:  Ritualistic, Therapeutic and Meditative Expanded exploration of the standing sequence and primary series and variations on finishing poses, including derivative routines, Egyptian elements, modifications, Kung Fu and Tai Chi positions that are related to Yoga.

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Danny Paradise

Canada, Canada Shamanism, Evolution, Freedom and Ashtanga Yoga
Danny Paradise, originally from Canada, is an International Yoga Teacher, Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist, Film Maker, World Citizen and Activist. He began studying Ashtanga Yoga in 1976 with the West's first adepts David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. Since 1979, as the world's first traveling, advanced Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Danny has played a seminal role initiating people worldwide in over 40 countries in the practices and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga and Shamanism. In the course of 38 years teaching and traveling he has also taught some of the world's most renown musicians, performers, film makers, artists, designers, sports champions as well as tibetan Buddhist Lamas, priests and indigenous tribal leaders.Danny also practices kung fu and tai chi and incorporates elements of these practices in his teaching as well as Egyptian roots of yoga. He relates Yoga to all Nature based Indigenous teachings and recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic Exploration designed to teach people how to heal themselves, how to manifest their Destiny and Dreams as well as learning to age and approach transition with vitality, clarity, tranquility and grace. Danny teaches in a non-dogmatic, compassionate, gentle, informed, humorous way.The practices are guided and show the relationship of Ashtanga Yoga with Shamanism, Martial Arts including Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Egyptian origin practices of Yoga. Danny shows derivative poses, modifications and variations within the structure of Ashtanga Yoga. His classes are accessible for all levels of practitioners (from beginning to advanced) and teachers of all forms of Yoga.For more information about Danny, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE UP

14:15

Yoga For Women
Yoga has been passed down from a very male dominated lineage.  In this workshop Kate Porotto invites participants to slow down and respond to yoga instructions using intuition and impulses, allowing and inviting a more rounded, flowing and sensual expression of asana practice to emerge.  As always, Kate combines heartful vulnerability with strong physical practice, moving you through a Vinyasa sequence in a femine way and revealing how this combination opens the channels to run Prana through your body and your hearts.  Kate will also comment throughout this session on the anatomical realities for women in yoga, so if you are a yoga teacher this will help you to make room for real women with real bodies and emotions in your classes, creating a more inclusive and balanced space for everyone.

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Kate Porotto

Australia, Fremantle Yoga
Kate Porotto-Nelson is an Australian yoga teacher who has been practicing and teaching for more than twenty years. As a young dancer, Kate studied many disciplines of human movement including Tai Chi, then trained in Iyengar yoga whilst qualifying as a naturopath and masseuse. In Western Australia, Kate found her current teacher Kale Leaf and trained with him for several years. Along her yoga journey she has intensively studied and now teaches a range of yoga styles including therapy, women’s and pregnancy, Ashtanga, restorative, vinyasa and power yoga. She is now recognized in each of these fields as a highly skilled practitioner.As a Senior Yoga Australia teacher, Kate sat on the committee of Yoga Australia for 3 years. In Perth she runs a popular 2-year teacher training program and runs two large yoga schools – Fremantle Yoga Centre and Off the Wall. Kate has 4 kids and is known by local mums as the ‘baby whisperer’. Fertility is Kate's area of special interest and she has helped many women as a Yoga Birthing Doula. Over the years Kate has trained and inspired many teachers and presented at yoga conferences in Australia as well as on international training programs. Kate’s commitment to be of service to her community is her passion, and she loves helping her students to open their hearts and shine their lights bright.For more information about Kate, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
COMMUNITY PAVILION

14:30

Fairy Flare Hair (all ages)
Colorful and sparkly hair extensions for fairies of all ages they are a fun and easy way to add sparkle and shine to just about anyone. Don't be surprised if you start feeling magical ✨

Speakers
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Jordan Raye

USA, Fairy Flare Hair
Colorful and sparkly hair extensions for fairies of all ages they are a fun and easy way to add sparkle and shine to just about anyone. Don't be surprised    if you start feeling magical!    Find out more about Jordan on Instagram... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 14:30 - 15:30
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

15:00

Kirtan with Punnu Wasu
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Punnu Wasu

India/ Philipines, Ecstatic Kirtan
Punnu is a vocalist, musician and songwriter. He was born and raised in Hyderabad, India into a family that has a true love for Kirtan and spirituality. He began studying the harmonium and singing at the tender age of 5. At age 10, Punnu moved on to learning the Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music while traveling with his father throughout India singing the beautiful verses of Kirtan. Nowadays he performs Kirtan, Xtatic Kirtan, Classical Hindustani, Indian Fusion, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world.For more information on Punnu, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 15:00 - 16:15
COCO LOVE STAGE

16:00

Kids Contact Dance (kids 7+)
Speakers
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Jasper Sircus

Bali, Contact Improvisation Dance for Kids
Jasper Sircus is a yogi, a breathwork facilitator, a musician, a dancer, an entrepreneur, a teacher, and a father. On a quest to live authentically from the heart, he is engaged with many practices and traditions from different cultures that focus on presence, passion, and practi... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

16:00

Plant Dying Workshop (kids all ages)
Speakers
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Sophie Akkineni

Bali, Natural Dyeing Workshop
Sophie Akkineni is a healer (Master Reiki Teacher, Bach flower therapist, Spirit channeler, designer, maker and face painting artist.)    Sophie founded kids eco-label Little Spirits and eco-concept sustainable store 'We Love Mother Earth' in Ubud, Bali Indonesia.     Sophie... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

16:00

Pranayama ~ Merging Breath and Union
Speakers
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Gaylord Morales

Panama/ USA, Ojas Yoga
Originally from Panama, Gaylord Morales moved to the United States as a young child. An avid athlete, Gaylord excelled in all sports, honing his team spirit    through Baseball and Outrigger. Later in life, his path led him towards Yoga and the Healing Arts. Since his shift, Ga... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
BALE DOWN

16:00

5 Elements Dance Activation
We embark on a Shamanic Dance Journey embodying Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Feel the power we have to commune with nature when we connect through dance, ritual our breath and the elements.

Ground, Flow, Transform, Breathe, and Melt into deep inner peace and connection with yourself, your community, the Earth and ultimately the Great Mystery within. The time to Celebrate is NOW!. Express your self through this moving dynamic meditation with great world music for personal and planetary expression. There is no choreography to follow, just your breath and the intelligence of your own body and how it wants to move to the music.

Speakers
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Malaika Darville

Canada, African Dance, 5Elements Dance & Ceremony
Malaika Darville, Shamanic, Tantric Earth Goddess of Canadian Jamaican Ancestry, spent a year living in an African village with her partner and two young children. This started a life long journey into the dance, culture, music and healing from Africa. Malaika brings a wealth of Earth wisdom for personal and planetary awakening having walked the Shamanic path for a lifetime. A true Shamanic Goddess, dedicated to creating sacred space in ritual and ceremony to help restore balance to our distorted civilized culture. A qualified ISHTA yoga teacher, Water Dance practitioner, Hawaiian Body Worker, African Dance performer and teacher, Creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activation™ a Shamanic Dynamic meditation dance journey embodying the five cardinal elements, earth water fire air and spirit. This Dance is an ACTIVATION of our true essence and allows for authentic movement and the individuals needs to be met in each moment, to be the guide. It’s tribal and dynamic and every Body is welcome. She is also the founder of Journey to the Heart, and Elemental Embodiment™, 5 day transformational retreats for men and women. Malaika is a Global facilitator having taught in India, Australia, Africa, China, USA, Costa Rica, Europe Egypt, and Bali. Plant it forward is her not for profit organization where Food trees are purchased and planted in every place where ceremonies and workshops are held and school grounds all over the world.She offers Spirituality that is rooted in the body to access higher realms of consciousness, just be prepared to move groove sweat sing and smile all over as we return to that which we already are, LOVE!For more information about Malaika, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
MAIN PAVILION

16:00

Zenthai Shiatsu ~ Foundational Roots
Foundational roots
This class is all about stability. When we are stable we are grounded, able to expand and serve. Everything else extends from this foundational root.

We can view this truth through a therapeutic  perspective.

We all know that the strength of a structure is dictated by the foundational blocks at the source . Our physical and energetic body is the same. In this class we examine the feet, legs , sacrum  and hips as our foundational roots and bring a new state of strength and suppleness to this foundational area. The lessons learnt in this class will encourage you to bring a heightened form of awareness to our foundation and inspire you to carry out simple and effective regular practices so life becomes an easeful dance .

Incudes bodywork focused on rejuvenation the legs and releasing hip tension.

Speakers
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Gwyn Williams

Australia, Zenthai Shiatsu
Zenthai shiatsu was created by Gwyn Williams over 15 years ago, as a fusion of Zen shiatsu, Thai massage and osteopathic technique. The sacredness of touch continues to be his inspiration, the evolution continues whilst welcoming any music or movement form that bring us away from division and back home to unity and ultimately true freedom.Gwyn's work can be explored through his book ' The Zen of touch ', the Zenthai Shiatsu website or the Zenthai healing centers in Australia (Sunny coast, qld) or Bali (Shanti Agung Retreat Centre). More recently the Zenthai bodywork has evolved into a rhythmic, fluid yoga asana practice involving the 5 elements, however it is noted that whenever one is in "a state of trust, curiously exploring and fully engaging in the moment" we are in the practice of Zenthai. For more information about Gwyn, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
POOL PAVILION

16:00

Sacred Intimacy: Connecting Earth And Sky
This exploration is open to singles and couples of any sexual orientation.

Come join Lindsey Wise for a mindful and embodied exploration of sacred intimacy. Through heartfelt sharing, live music and experiential exercises, we’ll explore themes of healing, transformation and connection.

Together, we’ll create a safe and compassionate space to cultivate presence and deepen our experience of the dynamic flow of energy between the masculine and feminine. We’ll feel the strength of the earth beneath, the light of the sky above, and the intimate power of bringing them together in sacred union.  

Speakers
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Lindsey Wise

USA, Medicine Music & Heartsongs
Lindsey Wise is a mama, musician, healer, doula, and yoga teacher. With a voice that is angelic and earthy, Lindsey sings medicine songs and mantras from    around the world. Some of her earliest memories are of hearing her mother playing the dulcimer and singing folk songs with her family while her father    played guitar. Lindsey’s music has been deeply influenced by her folk roots as well, her journeys in South America, India and Bali, and her deep explorations    of consciousness. Lindsey raises her voice and shares her songs to inspire sisters and brothers from around the world to gather and sing. Gathering    to join voices and sing together has the power to break down barriers and evolve consciousness. Lindsey’s soulful set will open your heart and inspire    your soul. Lindsey weaves the guitar, charango, harmonium, and medicine drum with her voice to awaken you to the wisdom and power that lie within.    Lindsey recently released her second album, Walk in Beauty. It’s a collection of heartsongs and medicine music that she recorded in Bali.
 After making    their home in Bali for 8 years, Lindsey and her family currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area. She offers song circles, workshops and retreats,    journeying with music, movement, awareness and breath to inspire individual wellbeing and collective evolution.    For more information about Lindsey, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
COMMUNITY PAVILION

16:00

The Wisdom Of Tarot
Ancient Insights for Conscious Evolution
In this participatory workshop we will explore the PATH OF THE SOUL as revealed in the archetypes of the Tarot. The tarot is an exceptional tool for conscious evolution! You’ll learn how you can use the cards as a tool for greater self-knowledge, decision-making, and for gaining illuminating insight into life’s inevitable growth challenges.

•    This is primarily a teaching workshop, with time for Q&A.
•    If time permits, Dawn will also give attendees a brief interpretation of the card they select.
•    Women and men are both welcome.
•    (Optional) Bring a journal or notebook for reflection.

Speakers
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Dawn DelVecchio

USA, Women’s Ceremony
Dawn DelVecchio has been studying Goddess lore, facilitating ceremony, offering intuitive guidance, spiritual counsel, and tarot readings for 34 years. Today she also applies the healing and transformational tools of astrology, hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), to assist her clients in healing, clearing and actualizing their Sacred Potential.For the past 7 years Dawn has served as a spiritual business coach and marketing consultant for entrepreneurs who seek to grow a business aligned with their Soul Purpose. She has also been a professional writer for 14 years, and is the author of the Amazon #1 Best-Seller: Spirit, Mind & Money.As an Ordained Priestess of the Goddess with the Global Goddess Church, and Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church, Dawn has been committed to the reawakening of the Divine Feminine on planet Earth for her entire adult life. This commitment to “help women empower themselves” is part of the greater narrative of supporting humanity’s conscious evolution. It has led her on a serendipitous 33 year journey which has taken around the world and deep within for healing.Dawn offers workshops, trainings and gatherings for women and men in the USA, Thailand, Bali, Indonesia and online. She lives most of the year in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved mate, and 3-4 months annually in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the home of her heart.For more information about Dawn, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
HEALING PAVILION

16:00

Cymatic Gong Bath
"CYMATIC GONG BATH" Workshop with SWAMI ARUN
"Cymatics meaning "wave" is a subset of vibrational phenomena &
by amplifying the wave frequency the structure of the matter change..."
The High Frequency Vibrational Sound of the Gongs will make experience
the participants of this workshop a Cymatic Molecular System Massage
Realigning Every single Cell and the Energy Field to Divine Blue Print...

"Gong Bath"

A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where the gong is played in a therapeutic way to bring about healing. The term gong bath means that you are bathed in sound waves, there is no water involved, or clothes removed.
Ideally you will experience the gong bath lying comfortably on your back on mats. 
All you have to do is lie comfortably and close your eyes and relax.
Theta brainwave frequencies are most often where the gongs will take you.
You will most likely enter a dreamlike, deep meditative state.
Some people might enter the Delta brainwave state (deep sleep frequency).
Theta brainwave is a good state of consciousness to be in for healing to occur.
The gong is an amazing and powerful instrument for healing work; we recommend that you take it easy for the rest of the day to allow the treatment to continue to do its work. We also advise that you drink plenty of water!

Speakers
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Swami Arun

Italy/ Bali, Gong Bath
“The Vibrational Sound Frequency of Gongs & Tibetan Bowls can transport anyone in Meditation even without any previous experience & rebalance the Energy Field & Harmonize all the Chakras”Swami Arun has lived in Bali for over 10 years and has offered Gong Bath Sessions at The... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
SKY PAVILION

16:00

Dynamic Spiral & Yin Fascial Yoga
In this workshop you will learn and practice the break down of the Dynamic Spiral movements in order to open and warm up the joints and fascial matrix. Beta brings together elements of spontaneous movement, Gyrokineses, Chigong and yoga offering a possibility for a more fluid, pleasant, feminine and sensual practice.  A practice that listens to our bodies!  The combination of a creative flow of flexion, extension, twist and Spirals  offers a full range of the spinal motion, releasing and strengthening the fascial lines and bends which creates energy optimization to the whole of our system during and after the practice.  

Speakers
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Beta Lisboa

Brazil, Dynamic Spiral & Yin Fascial Yoga
“Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.I feel that my main purpose in life is to guide people on their way to Truth.A stripped, naked, raw Truth – which is vulnerable and innocent”.Beta felt drawn by spirituality from a very young age and yearned to learn more. She was inspired by her surroundings including the African Brazilian rituals; their form of worship and the importance placed on nature. She connected to Osho’s work and Yoga and meditation soon became very significant in her spiritual evolution.As an avid athlete and capoeira practitioner, Beta studied Sports, Leisure and Physical Education at University in Brazil where she also started studying Ashtanga Yoga and Sports Massage. Beta later dedicated several years to practice Ashtanga and power yoga. She studied Myofascial Release Therapy and got initiated Reiki, Ayurvedica yoga massage and an intensive course in the chakra healing Barbara Brennan approach. Beta went on to live in India for 12 years studying and practicing and connecting to her spiritual path. In Rishikesh, she learned the power of living in devotion and became deeply in touch with Bhakti yoga practices. Her Mindfulness approach comes from Zen Buddhism and Vipasana meditation and she developed a new perspective on her asana practice as an integral blend of yin yoga, myofascial release, mindfulness and spiraling movements. Beta is also a trauma release Breathwork therapist and currently studies Somatic Experience. Beta regularly travels the word offering trainings and workshops on Dynamic Spiral & Yin Fascial Yoga Education program, and Self – transformation Retreats for Women. For more information about Beta, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
AMPHITHEATER

16:00

Gentle Vata Flow
….slow down…feel..breathe …soften your skin …surrender and bathe yourself into an ocean of infinite bliss.

Speakers
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Nino Mendes

China, Urban Flow
Originally from France, Nino’s yoga journey began in 2004 when he was introduced to his guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, in New York City. With an affiliation to movement his entire life, yoga was not a foreign concept, and he readily recognized that the benefits were beyond physical. Subsequently, he taught in the city at Yoga Spot and Yoga for the People. In 2008, he went to Los Angeles and taught at Yoga Center, Inn Yoga, Dharma Yoga and Black Dog Yoga. While there, Kung Fu Grandmaster Vita took him under his wing. In 2012 Nino took the Shanghai yoga scene by storm, inspiring students and teachers alike with his unique flow, synchronous soundtracks, and carefree spirit. Starting at Yogaspace, he was soon discovered by yoga hotspot, Y+ Yoga Center, and recruited by lululemon as the brand was launching in China. As a lululemon ambassador, Nino has led community classes and a 600-person practice in Chengdu as part of Unroll China 2016. He also modeled yoga wear for Aumnie, 不弃(buqi) and SIGEDN. In 2016, Nino returned home to Europe and taught at several studios around the continent as he prepared to launch NINO YOGA.For more information about Nino, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
BALE UP

16:15

Burudu
Speakers
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Burudu

India, Alternative Electronica
Nakul and Sahil began working together in 2012 under the name Burudu. It was incited by the idea of fusing what inspires them, and combining their different    approaches to music. Their music gradually evolved into a unique sound, mating fat grooves with dissonance and ambiences in the atmosphere. While in    London the two began pushing their music through local independent labels. In November 2017, Burudu launched their immersive 12-track album titled    'Ditties' and are now setting out on a tour from January to April 2018. The live performances consists of the duo on an array of keys/synths, controllers    and drums. Consisting of moving bass and drums, percussive layers of African Sega, and luscious post-rock melodies, layered with intricate synth work.    Many future releases await the duo as they constantly hone their sounds, making grooves and pretty noises. For more information about Burudu, see... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 16:15 - 17:30
COCO LOVE STAGE

19:00

Lighting the Heart Fire - A ceremonial night of ritual storytelling, song, and dance featuring many of the festival’s incredible women.
A ceremonial night of ritual storytelling, song, and dance featuring many of the festival’s incredible women, including: Tina Malia, Alejandra Ortiz of Minuk, Sophie Sofree, Amma Sophia Rose, and more!

Ecstatic Dance by Sophie Sofree



Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ann

Jennifer Ann

The Netherlands, Indigenous Folk Singer Songwriter
Jennifer Ann is an indigenous folk singer songwriter from Holland and the USA. She has devoted over 12 years of her life learning about indigenous and    traditional ways. She has lived and studied in both civilized and non civilized cultures and seeks to balance the best of all worlds. Letting all experiences    expand and grow through her to be shared with the global community.    Jennifer Ann is passionate to weave and bring together her teachings and understanding of different worlds and lets them meet and dance together in    her music, workshops and retreats. She has a background teaching in theatre, kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, yoga therapy and children’s yoga. She is strongly    drawn to community and natural lifestyle and has also visited tribes around the globe and will continue visiting and learning from different native    traditions.    During her first yoga training in 2010, Jennifer Ann started to create music and has never left the music since then. She now keeps on searching,    finding and creating beautiful songs woven from traditional music and her souls longing to sing and share high vibrational songs. By weaving her music    with many different teachings, she is letting them grow into her own unique sound, that can be heard in her music and felt in her presence.For more information, see... Read More →
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Malaika Darville

Canada, African Dance, 5Elements Dance & Ceremony
Malaika Darville, Shamanic, Tantric Earth Goddess of Canadian Jamaican Ancestry, spent a year living in an African village with her partner and two young children. This started a life long journey into the dance, culture, music and healing from Africa. Malaika brings a wealth of Earth wisdom for personal and planetary awakening having walked the Shamanic path for a lifetime. A true Shamanic Goddess, dedicated to creating sacred space in ritual and ceremony to help restore balance to our distorted civilized culture. A qualified ISHTA yoga teacher, Water Dance practitioner, Hawaiian Body Worker, African Dance performer and teacher, Creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activation™ a Shamanic Dynamic meditation dance journey embodying the five cardinal elements, earth water fire air and spirit. This Dance is an ACTIVATION of our true essence and allows for authentic movement and the individuals needs to be met in each moment, to be the guide. It’s tribal and dynamic and every Body is welcome. She is also the founder of Journey to the Heart, and Elemental Embodiment™, 5 day transformational retreats for men and women. Malaika is a Global facilitator having taught in India, Australia, Africa, China, USA, Costa Rica, Europe Egypt, and Bali. Plant it forward is her not for profit organization where Food trees are purchased and planted in every place where ceremonies and workshops are held and school grounds all over the world.She offers Spirituality that is rooted in the body to access higher realms of consciousness, just be prepared to move groove sweat sing and smile all over as we return to that which we already are, LOVE!For more information about Malaika, see... Read More →
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Giselle

USA, Tribal Electronic Medicine Music
Giselle is an international performing and recording artist and composer, who is also recognized for her musical healing contributions in the medicine community via singing and her flute working with various different Native American tribes, organizations and ceremonies. She has... Read More →
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Anna Maria Magdalena

Sweden, Shamanic Tantrika Arts
Anna Maria Magdalena dances through life in deep dedication and passion for the evolution of humanity. Trained in Shamanic, taoist & tantric arts for over a decade, she weaves the worlds of spirit and ecstatic embodiment as one.     Living in the Centralamerican jungle with indigenous grandmothers for many years she is deeply dedicated to the red road and Moon- and Sundance prayer. Alongside studying the therapeutic tantric and taoist vitality arts with master healers and elders in temple arts traditions.    Anna Maria is the founder of 'Shamanic Tantrika Arts' & the 'Earth Priestess Facilitators Trainings', holding retreats and trainings worldwide for women and men who are ready to evolve into their fullest potential, true lifeforce & ecstatic embodiment. She is based at her sacred waterfall temple sanctuary in Bali.For more information about Anna Maria, see... Read More →
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Tina Malia

USA, Dream Pop
Tina Malia is a musical visionary in the world, dream pop, and sacred chant communities, who embraces the heart through original compositions that elate    and inspire. Her all-encompassing worldview and artistic perspective have led Tina to collaborations with iconic artists such as India Arie, Deva Premal    & Miten, Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Idan Raichel, Bassnectar, and Kenny Loggins. Tina's prodigious talent is evidenced by her self-produced catalog    of albums: Shores of Avalon, Jaya Bhagavan, The Silent Awakening, The Lost Frontier, Bridge to Vallabha and Anahata.Thrilled to be bringing her musical inspiration to BaliSpirit Festival, Malia reflects, “Music, through its sheer beauty, has the power to free the heart,    uplift the soul and connect communities all over the world. When we gather together to sing, dance, pray and remember our connection to life and one    another, we are touched by the simple act of love moving through sound. I cannot think of a better way to spend my time than sharing this joy.”Winner of four Global Peace Song Awards, Malia’s music has been acclaimed by audiences the world over, radio, press and industry tastemakers, including    Echoes’ John Diliberto, Kenny Loggins, Jai Uttal, Bassnectar, Yoga Journal, Zone Music Reporter, Music Connection and Huffington Post.For more information about Tina, see... Read More →
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Riverbear Medicine

USA, Melodic Sweetness & Storytelling
Riverbear Medicine is love translated into sound. Combining music, storytelling and poetry, Reggie takes you on a journey into the forest of the heart.    Where the songs of the birds and the stories of the rivers dance around you and give you a taste of the sweet nectar of life. Child of the Beauty Way,    Reggie Riverbear has devoted her life to the arts since age 4 through dance, music and theatrics. Reggie has spent the past decade traveling the world    as a musician and storyteller. Co-founder of a musical storytelling company, former lead singer of French Nilla and part of the R I T U A L D A N C E Co. (Opening act of BaliSpirit Festival 2017) the spark for bringing the arts of music, theater and dance together turned into a blazing fire of    love. Reggie’s offerings are openings to the world where ancient creation stories meet the simple truths of the universe. A celebration of creation through sweet melodies, simple words and warm sounds. After spending the past few years only sharing her songs and stories in ceremonial setting, the    doors have opened again to take the stage and to share with bigger audiences. Bringing the intimacy of ceremony into a larger setting is where the    magic happens. Releasing her debut album ‘Gratitude’ in the summer of 2017 has guided her to share her music here at BaliSpirit Festival.    For more information about Riverbear Medicine, see... Read More →
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Minük

Colombia/ Sweden, Devotional Medicine Music
Minük’s sound is characterized by weaving voices and strings in a swirling harmonious tapestry rooted in South American and African percussion. Almunis and Marcus take turns leading and supporting each other, seamlessly flowing between English and Spanish songs. The duo met at... Read More →
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Amma Sophia Rose

USA, Sonic Shamanic Sound Healing
Amma Sophia is an internationally renown Sonic Alchemist, Medicine Woman & Vocal Activist. Having studied with many Indigenous people of different traditions, she brings the wisdom of the Sonic Rainbow Grandmother. She has the gift of Gaia Sophia & Sacred Songline Chants, creatin... Read More →
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Sundari

Russia, The Voice of Love
“The Voice of Love,” “The Voice of Mother Gaia.” As an International Musician, Soul Alchemist, Soundhealer, Tantrica, Chaneller, Artist and Art Therapist. She was born with natural healing gifts and deep intuitive vision. She uses sacred sonic frequencies from various ins... Read More →
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Sôfrēē

Singapore, Kundalini Yoga & Ecstatic Dance
Sophie Sôfrēē is an ecstatic dance DJ, Kundalini Yoga teacher and visual artist. Originally from Singapore, she followed synchronicity and her heart's    calling to Bali, where she now resides and thrives. Sophie's DJ sets are all profoundly uplifting journeys featuring ethn... Read More →


Tuesday April 3, 2018 19:00 - 22:30
MAIN STAGE LAWN
 
Wednesday, April 4
 

07:00

Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Life: A Seamless Process
Advanced asana and pranayama class open to every one. (Mark will always adapt advanced practices to individual needs.) Asana supports pranayama, pranayama supporting meditation, meditation supports Life. Mark will clarify the principles of pranayama and bandha in your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

New Zealand, Heart Of Yoga
This is Mark’s fourth year presenting at BaliSpirit Festival and we are so lucky to have him back.A truly inspiring teacher, Mark’s interest is in helping students develop an authentic yoga practice for themselves as an individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years.Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life.Mark has taught yoga for over twenty years throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and was the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga.Mark currently resides in Bali and teaches master classes at The Yoga Barn, Ubud.For more information on Mark, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 07:00 - 07:45
BALE DOWN

08:00

360° Mandala Flow
Enter a trans-like practice in depth where infinite circularities bring you back to Center. Mandala Vinyasa is a practice where you flow 360º around the mat, sinking into the breath in a complete flowing dance-like movement meditation. This practice helps us awaken into presence of Being full and complete. Entering into the realms of mythology, mantra and sacred flow, get ready to unravel the magic that awaits breaking through into your inner freedom. It is a perfect space for coming back to absolute awareness.  Let yourself flow into this bliss-full devoted dance and make your practice a magic offering into your full and complete Self. We will have Live and Powerful Sacred Music! This dance is dedicated to Ganesha! … Come in a playful and deep honoring mood with yourself! Om!

Speakers
avatar for Daniela Garza Rios

Daniela Garza Rios

Mexico, Mandala Vinyasa Flow & Acro Yoga
Originally based in Monterrey, Mexico, World Traveler Daniela has been immersed in bodywork and spiritual practice for more than 16 years. She is the Co-Founder and Spiritual Director of Sutra Yoga Studio, based in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Founder of the School of Healing Arts Yoga Teacher Training, which takes place globally.For more information about Daniela, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE UP

08:00

Budokan Yoga
Budokon Yoga is a mixed movement arts system, developed by martial artist and yoga master Cameron Shayne. The Budokon Yoga Primary Series consists of 7 intelligently assembled sections of slow and controlled movements. It is designed to improve mobility, agility, flexibility and strength. The Budokon System includes practices of Yoga, Martial Arts, Calisthenics and Animal locomotion.
During this workshop you will gain muscular strength, cardiovascular stamina, as well as joint mobility.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Geller

Daniel Geller

Germany, Budokon Yoga
Daniel is a real movement enthusiast. He has a strong interest in the martial arts, yoga, mountain biking and calisthenics. Daniel was first introduced to yoga by a friend and he immediately felt a strong connection to it. He continued to practice yoga over the years by himself... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

08:00

Japan Flow
Speakers
avatar for Duncan Wong

Duncan Wong

Japan, Yogic Arts
Duncan Wong is the creator of the Yogic Flow Arts system and the originator of California warrior yoga in the west. He is well known as the world’s leading proponent in the field of yogic flow motion dynamics that infuses the natural balance of mantra wisdom, warrior technology and healing bodywork therapy. His passion is to assist and witness the unfolding of people’s humanity via a stick and Stone Age approach to mindfulness. His transpersonal approach to body-mind healing has had a profound effect on countless people, and his integrated experience in the global fields of Vinyasa Yoga, Zen Martial Arts and Bodywork spans four decades. He trained with and taught many of the best in the yogic, martial arts and performance circles, and is delighted to bring his rich flavor to the training menu."Be yourself again" ~ Master WongFor information about Duncan Wong, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
SKY PAVILION

08:00

Kundalini Tantra Yoga
Kundalini Tantra Yoga is the healing Yoga uses “tantra” along with pranayama (breath) at the same time. This is important for energy raising, flowing, moving and balancing. Tantra is raising the energy so that you can use in your life.
That’s why we call it Kundalini Tantra, raising the Kundalini through movement with breathing. It is combined with Kundalini, Astanga, Hatha and Sivananda (Surya Namaskar) Yoga and Master Ketut Arsana has chosen particular asanas, which are important in raising the energy and helping the gland system.

Speakers
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Ketut Arsana

Bali/ Indonesia, Kundalini Tantra Yoga
Ketut Arsana was born in the village of Padang Tegal in Ubud, Bali and grew up in a family of traditional Balinese shaman healers (Balian).The ancient Balinese healing tradition was passed on to Ketut from his grandfather and previous ancestors. The Balinese lineage of healing no... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE DOWN

08:00

S.A.Y. Love Sex and Yoga
How much do you love these practices that bring you closer to your own true Spirit and Divine nature? They all transcend the 3D realms and cultivate higher states of consciousness. Using powerful intention, let’s practice together and discuss Sex and Yoga.
Sex and Yoga have a lot in common, and are both in pursuit with the union of the Divine.They’re both about opening and stretching into new places, and going deep inside yourself to find strength and endurance you didn’t know you had. Soften and let go to remove your civilized layers, then return to yourself. With LOVE, Sex and Yoga,  the more you commit to it, trust it, and learn to surrender, it transcends you. The little parts of you that get in your way, your defenses, your ego and chatter mind, can all be dissolved through life-shifting sex, or a powerful yoga session…

Speakers
avatar for Gypsy

Gypsy

USA, Pirate Booty Yoga & S.A.Y. LOVE
Gypsy Bast is a unique Yoga and meditation teacher, Pilates master, healer, and performance artist with over 22 years experience and counting. She's an energy shape-shifter who's trained Cirque du Soleil shows, traveled through many countries to share her work, and has helped thousands of people overcome pain, trauma, and fears with her teachings.She is known for her uplifting positive attitude and the myriad of modalities which she integrates for each new audience.She helps students intelligently discover to source their own energy power with practice and laughter.... All by sharing from her heart, and loving each day as a new miracle with joy and gratitude."I aim to inspire people to move with awareness, acceptance, and flow freely from one evolving stage of life to the next. My Dharma is to help others feel amazing and return to the source of wellness within all, again and again. When we express as inspired, spirit moves through us freely.”For more information about Gypsy, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN PAVILION

08:00

Steady Slow Flow
We will bring the qualities of rejuvenation and introspection into the Asana practice of this class. This rejuvenating practice is particularly helpful and healing in times of lower energy, injury, high stress, during menstruation, or simply for greater relaxation. This session has a therapeutic approach where we move through a steady (which builds gentle strength), slow Vinyasa sequence where we will we will take our time with each pose within the sequence and focus on the spiritual heart space. We will create some warmth to open the body slowly. Our emphasis will be on soothing the mind and nourishing the body. You will experience a deeply meditative practice, after which the mind will be clear and still and the body soft and open. The workshop will conclude with a guided mediation that will focus on the Lotus of the Heart, which leads us to be very receptive to the intelligent flow of Prana that is always there for us.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Pearson

Cathy Pearson

Ireland, A Steady Soulful Flow to the Lotus of the Heart
I have been involved with yoga since 1996, & since then spent many years living between India, Thailand, Bali & Ireland deepening my understanding     of the incredible depths of yoga, meditation & healing. Over the years I’ve studied various styles of yoga including Iyengar, Hatha, Ashtanga yoga & meditation. This varied experience has lead me to express my understanding of yoga in a dynamic & intuitive way & teach it as a transformational process that explores the individuality of each person. I like to offer Vinyasa Yoga classes that speak of alignment & emphasize a graceful flow of moving mediation while exploring consciousness. In 2001 I began continuous training with master healer/teacher Don Hanson and after 6 years of commitment     to the process was awarded a 1500 hr certificate as a certified Transforming Cellular Memory facilitator. I have also been deeply immersed in the international film industry. In 2012 I directed/produced the award winning feature documentary “Get The Picture” & have since made other short films, one with Yogi, Danny Paradise on human trafficking in Asia, an ongoing project. I am passionate about travelling, living in nature, natural home birth and yoga     during pregnancy. I am also a busy mama of a beautiful toddler.     For more information about Cathy, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
AMPHITHEATER

09:00

Yoga For Beginners
This Yoga For Beginners practice is perfect for beginners but also nice for those looking for a mindful back to basics class. Explore downward-facing dog, warrior, chaturanga and more!

Speakers
avatar for Lesly Damai

Lesly Damai

USA, Yoga For Beginners
Working as a nurse in Los Angeles, Lesly’s passion to help others led her to pursue humanitarianism through travel. Spending time in Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India also allowed her to deepen her spiritual practice and follow her dream of practicing yoga with renowned practitioners. Lesly’s practice and teaching approach was shaped by her guru, Yogananda Namito, a life-long and direct disciple of B. K. S. Iyengar. Namito has studied with many great masters such as Swami Satyananda, J. Krishnamurti, Patabhi Jois and Iyengar.In Ubud, Bali she continued her practice in the spiritual and healing center of Indonesia and became a certified reiki master. Currently you can find Lesly teaching at the Ubud Yoga House, she specializes in beginners yoga. She loves sharing her passion for spiritual balance and devotes herself to exploring this, both as a teacher and a student. For more information about Lesly, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

09:30

Face Painting (all ages)
Speakers
avatar for Sophie Akkineni

Sophie Akkineni

Bali, Natural Dyeing Workshop
Sophie Akkineni is a healer (Master Reiki Teacher, Bach flower therapist, Spirit channeler, designer, maker and face painting artist.)    Sophie founded kids eco-label Little Spirits and eco-concept sustainable store 'We Love Mother Earth' in Ubud, Bali Indonesia.     Sophie... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

09:30

Kids Yoga (all ages)
Wednesday April 4, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

10:00

Sufi Shruti - A Journey Into the Voice
This is an Exploration as well as a meditation , Tune in! Hum,  Chant, Connect, Breathe.

Using a Shruti Box* to create a continuous low humming sound, also known as a ‘drone,’ we close our eyes  ~ and go inwards. 

In this workshop we connect with the different qualities and textures of our voice, our own tone and our unique frequency, We will use our intuition and follow our own rhythm.  At the same time we are guided, we’re not trying to imitate or force; we allow our voices to open naturally with a touch of playfulness.

* A Shruti is an instrument similar to a harmonium and is used to provide a drone in a practice session or concert of Indian classical music and vocalists.

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Kattan

Ramsey Kattan

Jordan, Awouohe
His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Ramsey is the creator of workshops in AWOUOHE (Alternative Ways Of Understanding One Human Experience).Ramsey Kattan graduated from the Munira School of Holistic Studies 4 year course (Barbara Brenon school of healing) He is a certified holistic therapist and energy healer.  He has been extensively researching consciousness, cosmology, ancient civilizations, Mystical traditions, Sacred Chanting and music, transpersonal psychology and art. He is currently working with holistic therapists, voice and meditation facilitators, life coaches, drama therapists, yogis, didgeridoo players, musicians and various artists and has developed a program on alternative ways of understanding our human experience which he intends to pursue moving forward.Ramsey is a Direct Descendent of the Great Traveller Ibn Battuta, and has traveled extensively all through his life, especially since 2010. Ramsey has discovered many beautiful places, hiked, and camped in raw primitive surroundings, he has interacted with many people of different cultures across the world.His passion for travel took him to many unusual places one of which is Socotra Island in Yemen that left a great impression on him. An experience and exhibit Ramsey created that was shared at the national museum of fine arts in Amman, Jordan. Forever creative, Ramsey helped launch the first Skatepark in his home country of Jordan and is also one of the Co-creator's of the TBA collective: A collective that has created and enhanced the growth of the alternative scene in Amman Jordan. It supports local and independent artists uniting diverse sub cultures.  Creating events with the likes of Dj Vadim, Massive attack, Mr thing, Nickodemus and Dj Oh and supporting local talents such as 47 soul; Maurice louca; hello psycheleoppo and Yasmine Hamdan.Adding to his healing toolbox, Ramsey’s study since 2016 has included: Expand the Box with Clinton Calahan SPAIN, Cosmic Gong Training with Angelo Surrinder and Don Conreux SPAIN, Keith Jhonston Improvisation Workshop LONDON, 32 Hours Learning Tabla and Voice NEPAL, Sufi Whirling Workshop with Ziya Azzazi AMMAN, 70 Hours Learning Darabuka TURKEY, 50 Hours Leaning Didgeridoo Sadhana Practice, Integral Sound Healing Training SVARAM Auroville INDIA and Darabuka with World Percussionist And Teacher Misirli Ahmet TURKEY.Ramsey is a dedicated Festival goer and is a part of the core team of MANNA GATHERING, and has presented as a Healing Therapist at Being Gathering PORTUGAL, a Presenter at Fusion Festival – GERMANY, The Mukti Gathering – PALESTINE, and has been an Organizer of Manna Gathering (in Ancient Petra) since 2013.For more information about Ramsey, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

10:00

Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Speakers
avatar for Michael Hallock

Michael Hallock

USA, Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Watsu with Michael Hallock & Satya BurgerWater soothes and supports as you float effortlessly, receiving stretch and massage and liberating movement. Watsu is in an extremely nurturing form of bodywork which reminds us of our own intrinsic safety, timelessness, and peace.At Bali... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:00 - 12:00
SWIMMING POOL

10:15

Zenthai Shiatsu ~ Fire And Water
Fire and water
The two elements of Chinese medicine have a dynamic and interconnected relationship in all aspects of daily life . Do you suffer from worry, anxieties and scattered thoughts ?
Or do you get bouts of lethargy, coldness in feet and joint pain?
This is a common symptom in our yang dominated society where we are continually drawing from our bank account of life force.

In this class, you will discover ways we unconsciously deplete ourselves and cause the fire to rise up disrupting natural flow . You will be offered a simple and usable package of life style changes, pressure points and exercises for self care and bodywork to share with another to bring us back to a revitalised state that brings Yin and yang back to harmony.  

Speakers
avatar for Gwyn Williams

Gwyn Williams

Australia, Zenthai Shiatsu
Zenthai shiatsu was created by Gwyn Williams over 15 years ago, as a fusion of Zen shiatsu, Thai massage and osteopathic technique. The sacredness of touch continues to be his inspiration, the evolution continues whilst welcoming any music or movement form that bring us away from division and back home to unity and ultimately true freedom.Gwyn's work can be explored through his book ' The Zen of touch ', the Zenthai Shiatsu website or the Zenthai healing centers in Australia (Sunny coast, qld) or Bali (Shanti Agung Retreat Centre). More recently the Zenthai bodywork has evolved into a rhythmic, fluid yoga asana practice involving the 5 elements, however it is noted that whenever one is in "a state of trust, curiously exploring and fully engaging in the moment" we are in the practice of Zenthai. For more information about Gwyn, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 11:30
COMMUNITY PAVILION

10:15

TRE: Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises
TRE is a simple, gentle and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises tire the legs, triggering an involuntary shaking and trembling response, which begins in the legs and often spreads throughout the body. This natural response - called Self Induced Therapeutic Tremors (SITT) - is the nervous systems way of discharging long-held tension and unconscious body contraction (due to everyday stress and traumatic life experiences), in order to restore the body to wholeness.

Some of the reported benefit of TRE are:
Healing of symptoms of sciatica and fibromyalgia, release of deep chronic tension and anxiety, better sleep, increase of overall energy and stamina, shake loose of unconscious muscle contraction, improved circulation and flexibility, relief from chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.

TRE was developed by Dr. David Berceli, a bio-energetic therapist and social worker, who used it successfully worldwide working with soldiers, firefighters, police officers and survivors of war, natural disasters and other traumatic circumstances to help alleviate the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress. TRE is taught in over 40 countries worldwide.

TRE is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The exercises are simple and they can be modified to accommodate any body’s need. In this daylong workshop, participants will learn about the neurology, anatomy and physiology of stress and trauma, about the history and origin of TRE and how it helps release stress and contraction from the body. Also, by experiencing the tremor response twice, they will get a solid foundation to continue their practice at home.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Alfaro

Maria Alfaro

USA, TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) and Neurogenic Yoga™ Certification Trainer and Provider
Maria is a native Italian who lives in California and teaches in the US and internationally. She was trained in TRE by its founder, Dr. David Berceli in 2004 and she has been teaching his work ever since. Maria assisted Dr. Berceli in numerous trainings in the US, South Africa an... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE DOWN

10:15

Yoga Healing Sound
Healing yourself trough the vibration of movement and sound. During the class we will guide you to a deeper place inside, using Asanas, words and the sounds of exotic instruments, magic vibrations and high frequencies, connecting to the purity of our heart, the power of intention and our capacity to open up the spirit. Let´s move, realign, reconnect, rebalance!!! :)

Speakers
avatar for Terra & Pedro

Terra & Pedro

Brazil/ Portugal, Organic Healing Sound
Pedro is a musician passionate about exotic sounds and different ways to express prayers through music. He has dedicated the last 15 years of his life deep in research on sound healing, meditation, yoga and living a sustainable lifestyle.This journey for a deeper approach on music brought Pedro to specialize in different therapeutic sounds, where he has collected a large variety of instruments from all over the globe to create music and soundscapes that help the listener to reach a space of inner connection, silence and peace. Some of the instruments he plays are: hang drum, ngoni, guitar, tibetan and quartz singing bowls, monocord, gong, Native American flute and many others.In India, Pedro became a hatha yoga and yoga therapy instructor and also studied mantra chanting, drupad (ancient Indian classical music), vipassana meditation and became a Deeksha trainer at Oneness University. Pedro wanted to go further with his studies which brought him deep into the Amazon rainforest, were he spent some time with the Yawanawa tribe (Acre, Brazil). There he got in touch with their traditional ancestral medicines and he learnt some of their ancient sacred healing songs. It was in Barcelona where Pedro studied electronic music production at SAE, music harmony and also learned overtone singing.Nowadays, together with his life partner, Pedro dedicates himself to offer yoga retreats and to facilitate workshops, sound journeys and healing experiences in major festivals of new consciousness and yoga conferences around the globe.Find out more about Pedro at... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
HEALING PAVILION

10:15

Feel more ecstasy through Breath of Bliss
As a follow up to 2017's Breathfest, Christabel Zamor is back for the fifth year in a row to lead us through a Breath of Bliss Breathwork Experience!
The theme of this year’s workshop is, “Feel More Ecstasy”. Connected breathing can create peak experiences of oneness by stimulating the pineal and pituitary glands to release dimethyltryptamine.
The result? Mind-blowing insights, radical heart-opening and spiritual revelations.
Explore how breath, movement, sound and heart sharing can help you connect more fully with yourself and your community. Feel all of your emotions in safe and loving environment. Open to greater creativity and inspiration. Our Tribe of Love will come together to support you! Live psychedelic music soundscape by Ben Temple Step, shamanic space holding by Anna Maria Magdelena and a song by Nolelani Love.  Bring a yoga mat or sarong if you prefer not to lie on the carpeted floor. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle!


Speakers
avatar for Christabel Zamor

Christabel Zamor

USA, Breath of Bliss
Christabel is a trainer and life-coach with 12 years of experience empowering people to leadership. She is the creator of an ecstatic breathing practice called Breath of Bliss, an experience that helps people feel more aliveness, presence and love. It incorporates movement, touch, sharing and breath. Christabel is passionate about training breathworkers who want to share from the heart. She has been featured in Dr.Oz, Live with Regis and Kelly, Time, Prevention, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Shape and hundreds of other media outlets. Christabel was listed with the Dali Lama in "The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness of 2011".For more information about Christabel, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
MAIN PAVILION

10:15

Love Out Loud - Heart Opening Backbends
A workshop that explores back bending and heart openings.

Inspired by Nahko and the medicine people (Musician/humanitarian)
'I will only ever love you with my arms behind my back, because i'm gonna love you heart forward- that's all I know'.

My love of tradition (mantra and kirtan) modern music, sequencing and alignment is a strong focus in our exploration of heart openings. Suitable for all levels and prepares you to arrive exactly where you need to be. It is in the sacred geometry of the asana that we unravel, explore and connect to the heart which essentially is love and where we all come from. My commitment to this heart forward workshop is that you will work hard, have fun, explore your senses, go beyond the limits of your mind, flip your perspective and play.

To truly open our hearts we learn how obstacles from our past show up as a gateway to new beginnings and possibilities. Yoga has changed my life and opened my heart, it is in this space that I will support and nurture you to living whole heartedly with the purest of intentions for self growth, self acceptance and love.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Tainui

Tina Tainui

Australia, Heart Forward
Tina Tainui. Born in NZ, 1966.Iconic NZ films: Once Were Warriors, Whale Rider and Boy encompass powerful themes and values that are raw, humorous, full of love and human spirit, akin    to Tina's own journey. Her history enables her to teach from the canvas of her life. Since Tina was a small child she has been searching outside of    herself for things that would bring self acceptance, fix what she thought was broken and erase the past. After years of repeating the same patterns Tina found her way onto the mat. Tina's journey and exploration from that point, shifted her whole perspective as she found her way back to herself. She discovered there was nothing to    change or fix, only everything to see, allow and hold. Tina believes that this life has been the bearer of the greatest gifts that she can see and    share, allowing her to connect people to their stories, showing them that they are the ladder up.Tina found her own voice as a teacher has been deeply shaped by mentors and friends Michael Franti, Les Leventhall, Chris Wilson, Dana Trixie Flynn, Deborah    Langley, Sharon Gannon, David Life and Ana Forest.Eternally a student, Tina's greatest gift as a teacher is connection, self acceptance, living passionately, wildly and whole heartedly. It is in this calling    that she has woven the story of her life, her love of music, and her totally raw, unfiltered offerings that will also bring you home to yourself.For more information about Tina, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
AMPHITHEATER

10:15

Trust the Light that Shines Within ~ Kundalini
In this workshop we will dive deep into the precious awareness, power and Truth of who we are, what are our potent potentials and how to source them so that we can authentically return to the Source. Using the sacred science, the empowering technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, this journey into reconnecting with Source is what makes our lives richer, inspiring and fulfilling.

We will chant, dance, meditate and elevate ourselves into remembering that we are One with that Source. It is a brilliant and beautiful path! Gift yourself with this journey of remembrance. Ong Nato Guru Dev Namo= I bow to that Divine Source within...

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Pflaum

Rebecca Pflaum

USA, Kundalini Inspired Chakra Ma Yoga
Rebecca is an internationally admired Kundalini Yoga inspired teacher whose classes are an experiential explosion of music, sweat, stillness, and energy    that will open your heart and leave you overflowing with bliss! Certified through the Kundalini Research Institute and an ERYT, so much of what is    shared in Rebecca’s classes is inspired by the wise and wonderful teachings of Yogi Bhajan, the late Master of Kundalini Yoga. Her classes are joyful    and uplifting, offering a dynamic blend of breathing, movement, postures, meditation, mantras, mudras and relaxation. This sacred science enables you    to tap into your vast reservoirs of potential to feel abundantly creative, live graciously and gratefully!    Rebecca is based in Bali at Naya Ubud, a sanctuary for hosting beautiful retreats, homestays, nourishing meals, and stillness. This is also the home    of Chakra Ma, her Chakra inspired jewelry brand and Naya Academy for Inspired Arts, where she offers a Yoga Alliance recognized 200 Hour Kundalini    Yoga Teacher Training.    Rebecca is also a proud Mama of four sons, who have been her greatest teachers. She has a specialized certification in Pre-Natal Yoga, and is a Level    2 Reiki practitioner.  For more information, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE UP

10:15

Vinyasa - All You Need Is Inside
This signature class includes funky Vinyasa and cutting edge Alignment Techniques to empower yourself from inside and grow to your maximum Potential. The greatest Teacher  , the Maha Guru, lies in you and sometimes you just need a Reminder. Young Ho will wake up your Inner Guru and you will see that „ALL YOU NEED IS INSIDE“!
Healing from inside
This therapeutic class will teach you to unlock the healing power which is already inside you. ignite the power and heal yourself.



Speakers
avatar for Young Ho Kim

Young Ho Kim

Germany, Vinyasa Yoga
He learned from many Styles with great Teachers but found nowhere he really belongs to. After a long study he came to conclusion that he must blend every    knowledge he knows and create a fusion of his own yoga. Young Ho has since established the biggest and most renowned Studio in Germany, Inside Yoga, based in Frankfurt. Young Ho’s non-dogmatic & scientific approach to Yoga blends with Clearness and simplicity of Zen Buddhism.   His down-to- earth style of teaching has inspired yogis and yoginis all across Europe and Asia. He truly believes in Evolution and is always seeking for    Improvement and ongoing Education.  For more information about Young Ho Kim, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
SKY PAVILION

10:15

SomFala Rhythm & Voice Circle
SomFala Rhythm & Voice circle
Empowerment, Passion and Inspiration.
Develop your Potential Through Joy and Rhythm.

SomFala is an experiential workshop that incorporates rhythm, drumming, voice, , movement, and laughter.We believe in a new paradigm where Creativity is at the service of communities and individuals, contributing to their development, well-being and physical, emotional and spiritual health. In SomFala we will use frame drums and caxixis and our rhythimic voice and embark on journey of improvising from simple rhythmic structures and movement.

Enjoy a creative Lab where we reconnect with our center and celebrate the healing energy of the Heart.Focussing on primal movement and primal rhythms we will digg our way to Celebrate, Heal, Inspire, Motivate and strengthen individual and collective consciousness

Speakers
avatar for Kula

Kula

Portugal, SomFala Rhythm Alchemy
Develop your Potential Through Joy and Rhythm!Living and Thriving just outside of Lisbon, Portugal, Kula is a musician and therapist. Passionate for rhythm, he has developed a series of educational and transformational trainings and workshops using through rhythm, movement and song.  A soul Hunting Healer, Kula has Studied Biomusicology and facilitated Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin, facilitates Drum Circles, Trance Dance and Laughter Yoga.His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Kula will facilitate SomFala Rhythm & Voice circle, Trance Dance, some Laughter Yoga and Taketina. TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness."I believe that music inspires people to catch up and share their spirit, contributing to  conscious evolution towards more life, more love, more passion and more fun."For more information about Kula, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:15 - 12:15
MAIN STAGE LAWN

10:45

Connecting To The Earth's Messages (kids all ages)
Speakers
avatar for Hannah Star

Hannah Star

USA, GPS For The Soul
GPS for the Soul with Hannah Star: Align your inner compass with your true North. The work Hannah Star facilitates is the empowerment of ones highest potential and soul mission. Helping those she works with become confident in their gifts and hearts song to share with the world... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

11:00

Ethereal Explorations ~ Dance With Live Music
Ethereal Explorations  – an evolution of sound for inner healing.
Slow-dance movement as an inner exploration with psycho-acoustic electrified improvisations by Jim Beckwith, with collaborating musicians.

It’s a mix of electronica & live instruments experience, a weaving of sound elements, textures & beats with the addition of FX-laden textures of guitar, vocals, flutes.

Move your body & internalize the massage of rich sonic textures made in the moment by a tuned-in group of improvisational experts guiding you on a journey of the mind and spirit. This journey can be done in blindfold (if you like) to enhance the internal experience. Bring a scarf as your blindfold if you’d like to try that.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Beckwith

Jim Beckwith

USA, Melodic Vocal Hybrid Of Sanskrit & English
With a musical career of over 25 years, Jim Beckwith is a well-versed singer/songwriter in various genres of music, including Folk, World, Electronica, Yoga Music, Ballads and Kirtan, or devotional chant. Beckwith just released his 8th album, a chant and lyrical hybrid named “Be Love" - a collaboration of lush vocals and strings with veteran artist and composer, Hans Christian. More info on this project here: Jim Beckwith & Hans Christian Music Collaboration. Jim Beckwith is an accomplished musician and songwriter. His love of music and yoga has inspired him to focus on bringing live music    to yoga events and festivals around the world. Jim's music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English    lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars    from high to low with the greatest of ease, Jim is a yogi and musician devoted to songs of the heart.For more information about Jim, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

11:00

12:00

Ixchel Love
Speakers
avatar for Ixchel Love

Ixchel Love

Bali/ USA, Devotional Medicine Music
Ixchel has dedicated her life to the path of remembrance and taking people on journeys to remember that we are here to rejoice, dance and sing as one family,    one love, one spirit. She brings people together in ceremonial workshops, sharing music, yoga, breath work, and ancient teachings for awakening the    wisdom of the heart. She has always loved singing, and in 2012 when Venus, the Sun and our Earth aligned in a way that happens once every 26,000 years, she began receiving    songs from Spirit. Ixchel will be sharing her original devotional medicine music from her album Venus Rising that weaves English lyrics, Mantras, Native    and South American influences.For more information about Ixchel, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

12:15

Balinese Live Music
Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

12:15

Acro Yoga Play Jam
Speakers
avatar for Daniela Garza Rios

Daniela Garza Rios

Mexico, Mandala Vinyasa Flow & Acro Yoga
Originally based in Monterrey, Mexico, World Traveler Daniela has been immersed in bodywork and spiritual practice for more than 16 years. She is the Co-Founder and Spiritual Director of Sutra Yoga Studio, based in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Founder of the School of Healing Arts Yoga Teacher Training, which takes place globally.For more information about Daniela, please see... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Romero

Carlos Romero

Venezuela, Acro Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage
Carlos is a Surfyogi devoted Yoga and AcroYoga Immersion Teacher. After finishing a Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 he has continued to deepen his practice and expand the scope of his studies in Asthanga Vinyasa, Jiamukti, Anusara and Dharma Mittra Yoga as Well as healing studies like Cranial Sacral and Thai Yoga Massage.The Essence of Carlos's teaching is to bring joy, inspiration and ancient wisdom from different arts into one. To experience yoga as a beautiful way to celebrate life and to embrace the spirit which manifest within.Carlos spend most of his time in Bali "The Island of Gods", sharing the path of Yoga & Healing, allowing his true essence shine in every healing touch and also bringing people together through the art of Acroyoga with ongoing classes, workshops and retreats, surrounded by amazing nature and Bali bliss.Carlos will co-teach Acro Yoga with Bex TyrerFor more information about Carlos, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

12:15

Integral Grounding
Integral Grounding focuses on the deeper principles of post ceremonial grounding and integration. Our series will give you the keys to instantly snap back to your center and maintain your space as a true energetic sovereign

When the ceremony is over, the real work begins. Developing our capacity to be rooted and grounded in any given situation is the most important aspect of this work. As we go through the different stages of awakening and remembrance, we begin to access the higher states of consciousness and expression. How do we ground our elevated states into the physical realm? How do we integrate our expansiveness into everyday travels? How do we apply those feelings of elation and release into our daily lives so they are not lost in the chaos of the 3D world?
Join us for this 4-part journey where we offer the keys to Integral Grounding. Some of the themes we will cover and delve deeper  into are:

•    Anchor Point Awareness
•    Accessing your sovereignty
•    Snap back grounding
•    Ceremonial balance and boundaries
•    Principles of holding and maintaining space
•    The politics of spirituality

Expect to walk away with the knowledge of what true grounding is, as well as practical techniques to instantly bring you back to center at any given time; how to anchor in and hold space for yourself and larger groups; applicable techniques in protecting and guarding yourself against energetic vampirism, and more…

Speakers
avatar for Kamau Abayomi

Kamau Abayomi

USA, Integral Grounding
Kamau Abayomi is the embodiment of the term “Artist”. For the last 25 years, Kamau has lived, performed and taught as multi-disciplinarian, who shares his spoken word poetry, djing, music, choreography, rap artistry, literary works, expanded spiritual perspective and workshop sessions with the intention of inspiring and activating others into the awareness of their own innate power.During his journey, Kamau has been named ‘Best Poet’ in the Oakland, California poetry slam finals. He is the 2-time winner of the International Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Poetry Slam in Bali, Indonesia. He has been a guest artist at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, India and has conducted poetry and art and activism workshops in Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and West Papua. Recently, Kamau has been the featured poet on two chart topping afro-house singles released by 2017’s top Afrohouse label, MoBlack Records.Present in all of Kamau’s work is a deep love, respect and honor of the unique, mind, body, spirit complexity of being, with the intention to expand awareness and shift perceptions, while simultaneously being grounded. There is a clear and rich esoteric component in his being and expression, his art delves deep into dialogue on multi-dimensionality, spiritual awareness, energy dynamics, nature, connection and soul purpose.Kamau is currently one of the regular DJs playing at The Yoga Barn’s ecstatic dance in Ubud and he has also played at premiere ecstatic dance events across USA and Asia. Kamau holds the rare ability to demystify the mystical life and mystify the ordinary life, blurring the lines many societies have drawn between them.A presenter at BaliSpirit Festival since the early years, this year Kamau can be found DJing for dance classes, performing on the CoCo Love Stage and also will be co-facilitating a workshop called  Integral Grounding with Melvin Hart.For more information about Kamau... Read More →
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Melvin Hart

USA, Shamanic Medicine
Melvin Hart is a Neuromuscular Therapist, LMT, and CPT, but those letters only are part of who he is. As a shamanic medicine practitioner and healer he has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of people from around the world and help in their healing and integration process... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:15 - 14:00
AMPHITHEATER

13:00

Spirit of Dancehall - Old Skool Dancehall
The exciting dance Workshops conducted by Latonya Style entails Authentic Jamaican Dancehall using both Male and Female Steps created by Jamaican Dancers as well as her own Stylish Moves. She offers a unique ‘A-Z Steps’ Teaching Style as well short & spicy choreographies in each session. Latonya demonstrates the technique and freestyle aspects of the steps while providing some information about the History, Journey and Evolution.

Old School Dancehall
Old School Dancehall entails the Authentic Jamaican flow, feeling, groove and attitude that derived from the natural, unique expression of the pioneer dancers who emerged on the scene in the late 1980s. Dancehall Dancing is associated with the music, as the lyrical content of the tunes are often instructional, where the artiste describes a particular movement for the dancers to follow. There is a worldwide interest in this phenomenal cultural expression, as people crave the display of raw eccentric / idiosyncratic talent and Jamaica has a reputation for the creation of vibrant, pulsating and trendy dance moves. There are numerous popular dance moves created since the 1980s with interesting names based on cultural experiences.
The steps being taught where created by Dancehall dance pioneers such as DHQ Carlene, Bogle, John Hype, DHQ Stacey and Bruk Up and many others.

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Latonya Style

Jamaica, Dancehall & Stylish Moves
Latonya Style is considered to be one of the founding members of the modern Jamaican Dancehall fraternity. Her dance workshops focus on Authentic Dancehall    techniques and theory as well as other aspects of the popular dance genres including her own Stylish Moves, Old School... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
MAIN PAVILION

13:00

Mhonodoro
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Mhondoro

Bali, Ancestral Mbira Music of Zimbabwe
Mhondoro means "Lion Spirit" in chiShona, the language of Zimbabwe. Mhondoro plays the traditional Music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe on an instrument        called Mbira. The Mbira instrument is used to connect with the Ancestor Spirits and bring through wisdom and Healing. They are joined by musicians        bringing rhythms of West African Music, making a musical bridge of the content, to share with you the Soul of Africa. Mhondoro also are members        of Supa Kalulu, South east Asias premiere Marimba Band.Listen to their music... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

13:00

Cosmic Hoop Jam For All
Hoop Dance is a powerfully ecstatic movement art form that is uplifting, celebratory, and transformational. Join us for this hoop series and learn On & Off body tricks & transitions that will help you play, dance, flow & create. With an incredibly fast learning curve, hooping invites ALL ages & skill levels to enjoy and explore the infinite possibilities of the sacred circle, while elevating your spirit, opening your heart, inspiring your creativity and expression, and deepening your connection to the present moment

Speakers
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Francie Fishman

Thailand/ Canada, Pure Flow Yoga/ Hoop Love Tribe
Francie, EYT-500, the inspired founder of Pure Flow Yoga, Hoop Love Tribe & True:Nature Experience, is a passionate and free-spirited lover of life, gypsy soul, Yogi, hula hooper, musician, community activator, teacher and joy-spreader. She is dedicated to uplifting and inspiring people from all walks of life to live playful, connected, balanced and magical lives!   Back for her 4th year teaching at the Bali Spirit Festival, Francie is honoured and grateful to be offering inspiring and playful classes that weave    her love of flow, embodiment, music, and dance with her knowledge of Yogic philosophy and wisdom to facilitate deep openings of the heart, body and    mind. Francie is currently living her dream, sharing her time and passions on the jungle paradise shores of Koh Phangan, Thailand & Ubud, Bali where she    offers transformational Retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings, and high-vibe community, co-creation, celebration festivals.For more info on Francie’s offerings, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
POOL PAVILION

13:00

Making Bags out of Bags! Plastic Bag Weaving Workshop (kids 8+)
Speakers
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Judith Reichsman

USA, InterPlay Dance
Judith Reichsman loves to dance and tell stories through InterPlay®, a practice of movement, stillness, voice, silence, singing and story-telling created    27 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. InterPlay is a philosophy that offers personal and community affirmation, ea... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

13:00

Story Time For Kids...The Story Of The Holy Grail (kids all ages)
Speakers
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Forest Schrodt

USA, Poi
Forest Schrodt loves learning and sharing knowledge and is devoted to the compassion path of the Shangrila Peaceful Warrior. This Bhodisatva path is supporting    realization of the beauty way of heaven on earth for all beings, with wonder, curiosity, amazement and gratitude. With over 20 years of performance    and teaching experience, Forest is a pioneer with Fire Dancing in the West coast of The United States. Forest is also a well known visionary jewelry    designer and founder of Liquid Fire Mantra jewelry and ritual dance theatre.He is dedicated to a path of the healer through massage, sound, energy and breath. Additionally, Forest is a Yoga Instructor and DJ specializing in World Fusion Sacred Bass music. Forest is the founder of Bali Flow Temple Enhancement Center for the Arts, a large retreat and and accommodation venue with a large wooden dance floor, located 8km from Ubud. “The timeless truth of the human spirit is found where the logic of science and the discernment of the mind meets with the emotions and infinite wisdom of the heArt. Satnam!  Wahe Guru!We are the light we see in others. It is the sum of the parts that makes the whole.” - Forest SchrodtLearn more about Forest here... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

13:00

Kundalini Restorative Yoga
This simple and gentle one hour Restorative Kundalini class combines a therapeutic Kundalini Yoga set to stimulate and massage the spine, organs, glands and nervous system, with a deeply restorative relaxation. Stimulate, balance and deeply relax your entire being in this nourishing hour of self care.

Speakers
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Greg Kaps

Canada/ Bali, Sacred Heart Yoga
"Life is a Divine Leela (play); Let's embrace our differences, support each other through the challenges, learn how to laugh at ourselves, and have gratitude for the gift of life around us." Greg is a sensitive, creative and earth conscious spirit by nature. When he found yoga, it was like coming home. Greg spent years traveling and teaching worldwide, taught over 9,000 public classes, leads international workshops, trainings, and maintains a devoted self practice and commitment to personal inquiry and growth.Rooted in Classical Hatha, and influenced by many styles and beloved gurus; his classes are fun, focused, and very naturally flowing; lightheartedly exploring and embracing our shared humanness. Greg is also a seasoned and passionate musician and Kirtanist, having lead charity Kirtans for years. Don't be surprised if you find yourself in a "cirque de soliel" pose one minute, then busting over in ridiculous group laughter or a blissful a singalong the next! Greg also brings pranayama and meditation into each class providing a truly balanced, grounded and holistic experience. Greg has over 2000 hours of experience and is a YRT-500 teacher. His second year living in Bali and teaching at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, this is Greg’s  first year teaching at the BaliSpirit Festival. This year Greg will offer Yoga Nidra sessoions and workshops in  Kundalini, Pranayama, Restorative and Tibetan Heart. For more information about Greg... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

13:00

The Yoga for Living With Loss
Yoga for Living with Loss

A very gentle chakra-based experience, is an uplifting, unique workshop that supports grieving as an ongoing process.  Yoga for Living with Loss provides the support for body, mind, and spirit in navigating how we live from moment to moment, day to day, with our deep losses. Grief happens as much in our bodies as in our hearts and minds.  As we breathe with mindfulness, as we move with awareness, as we stay connected to the present, we can learn how to cherish our memories, acknowledge our pain, and release grief that can stay trapped in our physical bodies. Yoga for Living with Loss connects us to our bodies so that we can maintain our well-being as we continue to live, and even thrive, while embracing our losses without getting lost.

Open to anyone who has experienced loss of a loved one, a job, a home, pet, or any of life’s transitions. No yoga experience necessary.

Speakers
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Sheena Sarles

USA, Growing Younger Gracefully
Sheena Sarles is a life long student of well being in body, mind, and spirit. She is the founder of Growing Younger Gracefully™ workshops, classes, and newsletters, creator of Growing Younger Gracefully Organic Facial Serum, a certified Yoga instructor, a Holistic Life Coach, and a Reiki practitioner. She is also a communications professional, mother, and grandmother. Sheena has curated her studies and practice of well-being in her forthcoming book, "Tips for Celebrating the Joy of Aging with Pizzazz, Resilience, and a Smile.”Growing Younger Gracefully is a workshop that will open your body, mind, and spirit to Joyful Aging. Explore movement (not exercise) for supple joints, nourishment (not diet) for energy, breath work for healthy cells, facial acupressure for a radiant glow, simple meditation for stress relief, and tips for attitude adjustment to enjoy the present at every age. Aging is our gift, not a 'problem' needing a remedy. Learn how to create a life of well-being and enjoy the sparkle that is your Divine light!For more information about Sheena, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
HEALING PAVILION

13:00

Sacred Cacao Elemental Dance Journey with Levi Banner and Pavitra Maa
Sacred Cacao Elemental Dance Journey, with Levi Banner and Pavitra Maa.

In this sacred ceremony we will use chocolate as a plant medicine. Cacao has been used as a sacred medicine for thousands of years. Known as the food of the gods, cacao will provide a heart opening experience to connect you with a deep sense of self and openness to others. Drinking a very special Mayan Cacao from Guatemala blended mindfully with a witchy blend of herbs and spices. The chocolate drink will be divine nectar for you to savor and enjoy. With the ceremonial space invoked and the cacao spirit with us: We dance!

Levi and Pavitra will guide you in an ecstatic dance journey through the 5 elements. You will shape-shift your body moving in new ways, seeing new parts of yourself and remembering parts forgotten. During the dance there will only be body language and no exact words shared, only the guidance of the facilitators and your free form movements and primal expression. You will go deep into the dance and loose the distractions of your mind. Playfully releasing any stuck energy and embracing your natural gift of the body. We are made of the elements so through the dance: we embody the elements.

When satisfied we will come back together in circle to close the ceremonial container. We will share in community and togetherness. Leaving with a sense of beauty and fulfillment in your heart.
Though cacao is not an aggressive plant medicine and is our blend quite delicious, it’s still not required for you to drink the chocolate at all. You can come just to dance and experience the ceremony!

Please come with an open mind and prepare to open your heart!

Speakers
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Levi Banner

USA, Shamanic Yoga Flow, Astrology & Sacred Cacao Elemental Dance
With a warm smile, an energetic hug, and sly sense of humor, Levi Banner draws you into his world – teaching the spiritual sciences for healing and transformation. Yoga, Breathwork, and Astrology comprise his trinity of mystical knowledge. He creates a safe, peaceful classroom space where students can learn and grow to their fullest potential. Levi’s specialties are a strong, consistent vinyasa yoga practice; precious yet powerful pranayama practice; relaxing and healing restorative yoga, and divining deep astrological insights through the cosmic viewpoint.Levi is also a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. Mystery, transformation, and healing magically combine as he leads intensive Shamanic Breathwork journeys, helping participants reconnect to their highest selves. By gifting students with personal empowerment and self-healing, he strives to create a community of open-hearted difference makers with world-changing potential.Levi can be found teaching at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali, or traveling the shamanic path as he conducts workshops and immersions around the globe. In Yoga, Levi is rated E-RYT 500, the highest level of Yoga Alliance certification. Enlightened techniques and ancient philosophies learned through his studies in India, Guatemala, Sedona, and Bali are transmitted into his practice, gracing students with an unusually well-rounded experience and profound lifetime benefits.For more information about Levi, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 13:00 - 15:45
SKY PAVILION

14:00

Bengras
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Bengras

Indonesia, World Music Fusion
Bengras formed at the end of 2016 when Momon and Alif met at a music event in Seminyak, Bali. Based on their musical background they combined Sundanese music with Flamenco Guitar, after playing together on stage in the beginning of 2017 they invited Rendi to be the lead guitarist... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

14:15

Yoga From The Heart: Developing An Advanced Personal Practice
Getting it right for your self and others. Awaken yoga practice to the peace and power of your natural state. Weaving the tools of yoga into personal and powerful systems. The beauty of non-obsessive, yet actual daily practice. We will define daily practice and discuss the purpose of yantra and mantra in asana and pranayama.

Speakers
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Mark Whitwell

New Zealand, Heart Of Yoga
This is Mark’s fourth year presenting at BaliSpirit Festival and we are so lucky to have him back.A truly inspiring teacher, Mark’s interest is in helping students develop an authentic yoga practice for themselves as an individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty years.Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of ancient wisdom to contemporary life.Mark has taught yoga for over twenty years throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and was the editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga.Mark currently resides in Bali and teaches master classes at The Yoga Barn, Ubud.For more information on Mark, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:30
COMMUNITY PAVILION

14:15

Capoeira and Movement
Speakers
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Sugeng "Madeira" Prasetyo

Indonesia, Capoeira & Latin Dance
Praised as a star child for embodying movement as his life expression, Madeira started his Capoeira journey in 2000 after a lifetime passion in martial     arts. He has been one of the instrumental pioneers in developing the Capoeira movement and bringing it to the forefront to the masses in Indonesia.Professor of Grupo Senzala Capoeira, Madeira has more than 15 years teaching experience and is the Founder of Capoeira Indonesia Association “Satu Capoeira”.     Having opened 12 schools in Indonesia, Madeira never stops developing and sharing his passion and skills with others. With his profound knowledge based     in martial arts, yoga, dance, anatomy and Capoeira he has craftily created his very own unique ways and techniques of teaching.He’s been learning and     sharing Capoeira all over Asia, Europe, Russia and Brazil.Madeira is a multi-talented and gifted teacher, since 2003, Madeira is also a professional dancer and performer; focusing on teaching salsa and latin dances     for all levels and in 2011 he founded the Syena Martial Arts Center in Jakarta and is a practitioner of many forms of Martial Arts. Alongside Capoeira, dance and martial arts, Madeira is a devoted yoga teacher and practitioner. Having completed 500Hrs YTT, he currently teaches Yoga, Salsa Dance and Capoeira at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, where he shares all his combined talents and knowledge to a wider audience.Please follow Madeira on... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
POOL PAVILION

14:15

Painting Project
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Stephen Bennett

USA, The Portrait Painter
Painting a Hero with Portrait Artist Stephen Bennett The objective of this workshop is to celebrate a local hero, through the creation of a large portrait painting.  International portrait artist Stephen Bennett will be conducting the workshop in the Kids Zone along with the children and adults to create a portrait of Ibu Robin Lim, founder of Bumi Sehat Birthing Center and CNN Woman of the Year. This large canvas will be divided up into sections and reassembled. It will be a project that teaches about painting, color, light and having fun creating art. Stephen Bennett is an American portrait painter who over the last 30 years has traveled to over 50 countries. He seeks out indigenous people to capture their soulful faces and ritual adornments through colorful paintings on a grand scale. Bennett’s mission is preserve and celebrate the world’s diversity     through a unique style of realism using interpretive color. The focus of his paintings is on the eyes that invite us to enter and experience our common humanity. Stephen is the founder of Faces of the World a 501c3 Not for Profit Corporation with the mission to preserve and celebrate the diversity of the world's people through art education, cultural exchange.For more information about Stephen, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

14:15

Esalen Massage Touching Essence: Women's Wellness Protocol (Breast, Belly, Sacrum)
Touching Essence is a multi-cultural, multi-sensory, neo-Shamanic approach to healing through touch.  Included in a Touching Essence session are: sound healing (including mantra, song, prayer and use of instruments), the use of plant medicines, particularly essential oils, visualization & affirmation, and breathwork. Touching Essence works with the map of the 8 Chakras.

Ellen and her team, will offer a short introductory demonstration, then invite participants to join and experiment with both giving and receiving

Speakers
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Ellen Watson

USA, Touching Essence™ & Esalen® Massage Dancing With Rumi™
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 35th year on the Healing Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and her 11th year at BaliSpirit Festival!Ellen, creator of Touching Essence, a multi-sensory, multi-cultural, shamanic approach to healing through touch, a senior trainer of Esalen Massage & Bodywork, and creator of Dancing with Rumi. Ellen has also been running the not for profit educational organization: MovingVentures International Healing Arts she founded in 1996.Annually at the Bali Spirit Festival, Ellen offers instructional, participatory workshops in massage and bodywork along with an international team of men and women, certified in Touching Essence™, and Esalen® Massage & Bodywork. Each workshop includes: a short philosophical download & hands on learning in giving and receiving skilled and sensitive touch. Each student learns directly from one of Ellen’s faculty, and works in tandem. In addition, Ellen offers Dancing with Rumi, a dancing, spinning, poetic moving meditation practice.Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of heart and spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing, to play and pray, to touch and be touched. Ellen and the faculty of MovingVentures offer residential retreats, certifications and teacher trainings throughout the year in Bali, Big Sur, and other inspiring global locations.This year Ellen will co-teach a few classes with Kim Collier & Maria Alfaro.For more information about Ellen, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
AMPHITHEATER

14:15

Become a Conscious Creator of Your Reality
Become a Conscious Creator of your reality.
 
A Mind, Body and Soul Conversation to create powerful awareness and real experience of what’s possible for you in your life, relationship and career.
We will dive deep into the most practical aspects of Spirituality, and I will share with you my Holistic Road map to Becoming a Conscious Creator – that means being able to create a life you love- A framework I have crafted with all the gems gathered in my 7 years of Soul Journey into ancient traditions and cutting-edge therapies to enhance Human Experience. Come to see & feel what possible in this Life Journey!


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Layla El Khadri

Spain, Artist, Transformational Dance Therapist & Life Coach
Layla is a transformational coach, empowerment mentor & manifestation guide. Above all she is an artist, one that believes art is a powerful tool for transformation. She is a thought leader in redefining what’s possible in personal life, dreams & career.At BaliSpirit Festival, she will guide a workshop, a dance journey that will take us to experience the transformational power of art. In this case Dance & Music. Inside of each one of us there is an entire world of inner wisdom to unlock, revealing the magnificence that we all carry.Through movement & the soundscape created by Dj Kamau Abayomi she will help us find doorways to the vast information that´s innate in our being and simple ways to utilize this information for healing & to speed up personal growth.For more information about Layla, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE DOWN

14:15

Yamas Unplugged ~ How To Teach Peace
Silvia Mordini brings a unique passion and enthusiasm to studying the Yamas of the Eightfold Path of Yoga! Together we will explore the basic concepts of Yoga philosophy and discuss how to integrate them into our lives and teach peace in the world. 

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are the foundational text of yoga. Written over 2,000 years ago, they describe the eight limbs of yoga as well as the purpose, philosophy and practice of yoga. The sutras are a practical guide to living a more peaceful, balanced and happy life. Like asana practice creates balance and health in the body, the sutras include practices to remove the obstacles to our happiness and how to create balance in all other facets of life. Although the sutras are thousands of years old, their teachings are astonishingly relevant for today. They are a “handbook on happiness.”

Yoga Sutra Chapter 2 Verse 35 outlines Ahimsa, one of the five Yamas, guidelines for how we can live in harmony with others. This workshop will present 5 ways for the Urban Yogi to live their yoga by applying Ahimsa everyday.

1. Lovingkindness

2. Compassion / Connection / Respect

3. Safety / Balance / Self-care

4. Empathy / Choice / Forgiveness

5. Peace

Come prepared to journal. Just like Yoga, journaling is a form of creative expression that gives us deep insight into our own self-observations and learning for even greater transformation.  Journaling gives us insight into the held patterns of behavior, thoughts and feelings that have kept us from experiencing our potentiality or seeing clearly. When we can't make sense of things we restrict ourselves from uniting with our own true nature, joy!


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
HEALING PAVILION

14:15

Fundamentals of Hot Yoga
This class will build on the foundation of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises known as Bikram Yoga. Contained within that sequence are hidden the foundations of Handstands, Lotus, and Leg-Over-the-Head asanas. This class will start with 26&2 sequence and explore the body parts and movements that lead to additional postures. This class is accessible, and no advanced skills are required to participate. We will have fun exploring new movements, in a safe way with a focus on posture technique.

Speakers
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Esak Garcia

USA, Bikram Yoga
Esak Garcia has been a yoga devotee for over 20 years. He was trained by Radha Garcia (his mother), Bikram Choudhury and Mary Jarvis. He leads day-long workshops and weekend long seminars during which he coaches students into greater self awareness of breathing, stillness and posture technique. In addition, he leads quarterly trainings that guide experienced yogis and yoginis into deeper asanas and prepare aspiring yoga athletes for yoga championships. His family has owned and operated a Hot yoga studio in Boulder, Colorado since 1994. In 2005 Esak won an international yoga championship called the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup. Esak is also a founding member of USA Yoga and the International Yoga Sports Federation, which are non-profit organizations that have the objective of promoting yoga sports. Esak became interested in Yoga as a high school athlete at the age of 17. He used yoga to condition himself to play baseball and American football.Born and reared in Boulder, Colorado Esak has also lived in New Haven, Conecticut, in São José Dos Campos and Salvador, Brazil, in California's Bay area, and as a small child, in Acapulco, Mexico.Esak graduated valedictorian from Boulder High School, then studied Political Science and philosophy at Yale University. He studied the Afro-Brazilian martial art of Capoeira for over 10 years and has continuously practiced Hot Yoga since 1994. He graduated from Bikram's Yoga College of India in 2001. Esak is currently a student of the Institute of Ancient Mysteries with whom he learns and practices Universal Law and Egyptian Mysticism.For more information about Esak, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE UP

14:15

Shakti Mystical Goddess Flow
Shakti Mystical Goddess Flow
Allow the many faces of the Goddess to take your hand and guide you on an elemental journey
deep into the temple of your body. We invoke Lakshmi to root us deep into the earth and open
us like a lotus to receive bliss and abundance; we call Durga to access our innate feminine
power; Kali to purify and offer up what is no longer serving us to the sacred fire and Saraswati to
open us up as a channel of creativity and divine flow. We move with a sensual feminine fusion of yoga asana, mantra, meditation, mudra and dance as the essence of Shakti, the Goddesses
illuminating the path to peel back the layers and uncover our unique gifts. We embody the
wisdom of the Feminine to remember who we are beyond this physical body - divine Goddesses
walking in human form on the earth.

Speakers
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Sarah-Jane Perman

Australia, Shakti Mystical Goddess Flow
Sarah-Jane is a passionate and deeply authentic wisdom keeper, way shower andmother, in service to the rise of the feminine and our planet Gaia.Movement has always been Sarah-Jane's medicine and she has always been a dancer, moving the Spirit through her body. Spurred on an inner knowing that there was more to life, she dove into yoga, trying many lineages before finding her own unique style of Shakti flow. Sarah-Jane then opened herself to metaphysical realms and the ancient mystery streams. It was here Sarah-Jane acknowledged her greater mission of service is to anchor the light on earth and assist in the activation of others through her own embodiment process. It was her own experience of feeling disconnected with her feminine energy that lead her to walk the path of the priestess and remember the wisdom of herwomb and yoni.Many love Sarah-Jane for her authenticity as she shares her transmissions from her heart and she holds powerful sacred space and weaves alchemical journeys of yoga, dance, multidimensional energy and sound healing, breathwork, shamanic ritual, womb activation and sacred movement practices. For more information about Sarah, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
MAIN PAVILION

14:30

Forgotten Movement with Monkey Man Cozi
Speakers
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Curly

UK, Kids Storylight
Curly is a beloved childrens storyteller from the UK, on mission to ignite joy in the hearts and imaginations of all. He has become well known for his    enigmatic peformance tales that engage audiences in the infinte magic of storycraft through improvisation, music, puppets and comedy.    In 2016 he was funded by the Bristish Arts Council to create a travelling storytelling space know as, 'The Light,' His up-beat, positive performances    have reached children at countless events and festivals around the world. For more information about Curly, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 14:30 - 15:30
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

15:00

Kirtan with Franko
Speakers
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Franko Heke

New Zealand, Devotional Healing & World Music
Connection, healing and presence… Franko Heke is on a mission to raise consciousness through his music and workshops.Drawing on ancient mantra in combination with his own cultural roots, Franko’s devotional sessions are bound to coax your own divine voice into the open,    with his distinct sounds for todays day and age. With years of rock music touring under his belt, Franko’s compass has drawn him north toward a movement,    which brings people together, celebrating our unique gifts, our connection to one another and to mother earth.Franko is sought after for yoga, meditation and transformational festival events with his boundless energy for the betterment of all beings. He has shared    the stage with Nahko & Medicine for the People, Xavier Rudd & Donavon Frankenreiter. We are grateful that this will be Franko’s third year at BaliSpirit Festival blessing the stage with his spirit…and even more grateful that Franko    will co teach Sacred Dance Workshops with his partner Nikki Rhodes    For more information about Franko, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 15:00 - 16:15
COCO LOVE STAGE

15:00

Inner Dance
Speakers
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Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Malaysia, Gaia Dance
“Dance your heart away, it’s a shortcut to happiness. Made by love, for love with love. All love.”Izzat Emir Jalaluddin grew up in Kuala Lumpur, within hip-hop culture, learning about the essence of hip-hop dance and mastering its techniques. A winner of multiple competitio... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 15:00 - 17:00
TEEPEE

16:00

Kids Contact Dance (kids all ages)
Speakers
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Jasper Sircus

Bali, Contact Improvisation Dance for Kids
Jasper Sircus is a yogi, a breathwork facilitator, a musician, a dancer, an entrepreneur, a teacher, and a father. On a quest to live authentically from the heart, he is engaged with many practices and traditions from different cultures that focus on presence, passion, and practi... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

16:00

Plant Dying Workshop - We love Mother Earth (kids all ages)
Speakers
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Sophie Akkineni

Bali, Natural Dyeing Workshop
Sophie Akkineni is a healer (Master Reiki Teacher, Bach flower therapist, Spirit channeler, designer, maker and face painting artist.)    Sophie founded kids eco-label Little Spirits and eco-concept sustainable store 'We Love Mother Earth' in Ubud, Bali Indonesia.     Sophie... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

16:00

16:00

Embodied Dance
“Embodied Dance” is a unique methodology created by Daniel *Sonic* Rojas, collected over 25 years of experience as a professional mover, dancer and performer, that combines elements of different movement cultures to inspire freedom & creativity, breaking the boundaries of dance and exploring feeling through movement. This practice brings together various elements of yoga, physical conditioning, capoeira, housing, popping, breakdance, parkour and contemporary dance techniques, as well as utilises breath, oscillations and communication through movement, to gain better understanding of the body and our innate musicality. Embodied Dance is a powerful physical practice (strengthening, stretching, opening, conditioning) as well as a highly energetic practice in that it opens free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centres and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open & energised. Whether one approaches this art form for personal movement liberation, physical or emotional healing, physical conditioning or simply for reaching an ecstatic state - it is a malleable, profound practice that can touch the spirit of any practitioner. To practice Embodied Dance, one simply needs to be free of boundaries related to movement and willing to integrate their own movement based practices into a dynamic journey of physical & energetic healing.

Speakers
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Daniel "Sonic" Rojas

Colombia/Denmark/Singapore, Embodied Dance
Daniel Rojas has been dancing & performing for more than 25 years. He is known around the world for his creativity and individual way of expressing himself by telling stories through dance. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a professional dancer/performer, Daniel has created his own style that he calls 'Embodied Dance' (formally known as Contemporary-Break).This practice brings together various elements of yoga, physical conditioning, capoeira, housing, popping, breakdance, parkour and contemporary dance techniques, as well as utilizes breath, oscillations and communication through movement, to gain better understanding of the body and our innate musicality. Embodied Dance is a powerful physical practice (strengthening, stretching, opening, conditioning) as well as a highly energetic practice in that it opens free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centers and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open & energized. Whether one approaches this art form for personal movement liberation, physical or emotional healing, physical conditioning or simply for reaching an ecstatic state - it is a malleable, profound practice that can touch the spirit of any practitioner.To practice Embodied Dance, one simply needs to be free of boundaries related to movement and willing to integrate their own movement based practices into a dynamic journey of physical & energetic healing. Through movement with a rhythm, we not only heal ourselves physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as develop a connection to Nature, each other and to the entire Universe.For more information about Daniel, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
MAIN PAVILION

16:00

Activating the New Earth Codes
In this experiential talk Claudia will speak about our global shift to the new paradigm. She explains how humanity is waking up from a deep slumber and why body and soul became so disconnected over the last 4000 years. Claudia will speak about indigenous prophecies and how we are living in an era of great change and potential. In order to restore balance on our planet the new leaders of the Aquarian Age will honour the sacredness of all life and integrate feminine and masculine energies. Including research from cutting edge science on the actual human blueprint, this workshop will explore how the subtle shift from the old consciousness of an unbalanced, egoic solar plexus to the expansive heart is already happening. This talk is about our role in conscious evolution and how to activate the New Earth codes. Participants will experience some guided meditations and gain a holistic understanding on aligning with their unique purpose in life.

Speakers
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Claudia Spahr

USA, Integrative Health Coach
Claudia is a published Hay House author (Right Time Baby), Integrative Health Coach, Fertility Expert, Sacred Space Holder, Activator and Priestess. In her previous life (twenties and early thirties) she worked as a broadcast journalist and foreign correspondent for various media including the BBC, CNN and Swiss National Television.Claudia’s passion is to innovate, live courageously and inspire others to activate their purpose. She believes that co-creation, collaboration and shape-shifting our systems will bring us into the alignment needed to accelerate conscious evolution. This includes care-taking our planet back to health, restoring the balance of feminine and masculine energies and respecting the sacredness of all that is alive (rocks are not exempt from this, by the way).Claudia is the founder of HolyMama, currently hosting 13 sold out retreat weeks attended by over 180 mothers and 200 children each year. HolyMama has repeatedly been named as one of the best holidays to take your child by The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Huffington Post.  Previously Claudia set up a yoga beach resort in Goa, South India together with her husband and their 10 week old baby. Within three years this resort was voted one of the best yoga retreats in the world by the Guardian. HolyMama also offers training and retreat leader certification.Claudia has three amazing children, whom she all conceived naturally in her forties.For more information about Claudia, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
BALE DOWN

16:00

"Heal The World“ A Meditation for a new healed mother earth & humans!
This is a huge light circle of people, i guide them to theire inner light source of understanding , that they are all healers and light workers!
In this Session/ Ritual there are parts of transformations and initiations and we end up, that we all are healing together our planet!! Its so powerful. 

Speakers
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Shirin Anjuna

Germany, Spiritual Healer. Soul Guidance
Shirin Anjuna is a spiritual healer, mindfulness coach and yoga teacher. Her holistic healing sessions focus on transformations guided by heaven and earth    to open your heart, activate your soul power, and clear your mind. Shirin's function as a medium between the worlds blends her training from the Orient with the Occident; she has learned to connect the opposites and to    draw strength from it. Touched by extensive yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, spiritually mentored by Mari Nil (Salubrious) and proficient    in Kundalini Activation, Shirin has been an active healer since 2012. Shirin’s focus at BaliSpirit Festival 2018 is on clearing the paths towards Enlightenment, guided by the Spirit of Love, where ego does not have access. In this space we are whole, we are full of bliss - we are in paradise. From this space - from this beautiful light we can create our very own paradise. Shirin facilitates women's groups as well as light healing codes that will give you the power to reorder your life, reposition yourself and to realize    your own worth.You can find Shirin in her work shops of offering individual healing sessions in the healing huts.Learn more about Shirin Anjuna & Soul Light Being(tm) intuitive counseling, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
COMMUNITY PAVILION

16:00

Blindfolded Yoga & The Art of Seeing
BLINDFOLDED YOGA & THE ART OF SEEING - Julie Smerdon and Pete Longworth:
Welcome to the greatest journey of all… the one within. Join us for a yoga experience that will indulge your senses and delight your soul. Blindfolded, you'll experience your yoga in an exquisite new way. In the darkness you’ll discover a deep trust that opens you up to magnificent new ways to look at yourself, the world, and others. When we start to see the world through the lens of the collective conscious, separation melts away, revealing connection, community and unity.

Speakers
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Pete Longworth

Australia, The Art of Seeing & Blindfolded Yoga
An enchanting photographer with a talent for creating immersive experiences, Pete is a rose-smelling creative crusader. From festival stages to photo shoots,    presentations to art installations, he arouses sensuality, enlivens perspectives, and invites you to see the world, and yourself… differently.    Shifting hearts and minds around the globe, Pete is a savvy speaker who has taken the stage for Nikon, Apple, Wanderlust, Lululemon and the Australian Government. He hosts wellness and creative retreats, facilitates at festivals and offers new eyes on old ways at corporate team buildings and private studios.     A celebrated artist, Pete has adorned the screens of Cannes, is a two-time winner at the New York Independent Film Festival and was selected as Australia's featured artist for their National Day. A professional gypsy loaded with life lessons and visual poetry, Pete provides evocative love notes from the road less-travelled.        To see more of Pete’s playground, please visit... Read More →
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Julie Smerdon

Australia, Blindfolded and Anusara Yoga
Julie Smerdon is a writer, storyteller, international yoga teacher and perennial student who has been sharing yoga, meditation and inspiration since 2002. Privileged to have studied under master teachers in both yoga and meditation, Julie offers these practices as a means to empower, connect and inspire people to cultivate a richer, more conscious experience of life. With her trademark warm humour and enthusiasm, Julie presents these concepts in a masterful style that blends strong technique with perceptive insights that ignite the soul. Julie has led Shri Yoga into the forefront of the Australian yoga scene as the ultimate destination for world-class yoga and meditation education and teacher development. A teacher’s teacher, Julie’s trainings have produced some of Brisbane’s best-loved instructors. In addition to her own trainings, Julie is widely known for bringing some of the top teachers in the world to Australia to share their wisdom. Having earned certifications in both Power and Anusara yoga, Julie’s extensive knowledge of biomechanics and therapeutics has led to her ongoing work with Cricket Australia. Her work has been featured in Australian Yoga Journal, Australian Yoga Life, and Style Magazine.Currently Julie teaches weekly classes and teacher training in Brisbane, Australia as well as retreats, workshops and events worldwide. For more information about Julie, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
AMPHITHEATER

16:00

Movement & Mantras
Learn how to be kind to your body and mind. So often we spend our days telling ourselves how we are not good enough, instead saying I Am Worthy. Or how we don't look good enough, instead of I Am Perfectly Made. Self talk can keep you in the pits of life manifesting all the things you don't want. On the contrary, self talk can encourage you to do things you've never done and experience things you've never experienced. It's the difference between I never have money or money comes to me easily effortlessly and often. 

Speakers
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Ebony Smith

USA, Yoga N Da Hood
Ebony Smith, a.k.a ‘The Ghetto Guru’ is a certified Yoga Instructor, Wellness Coach and founder of Nonprofit outreach organization ‘Yoga N Da Hood’. Originally from Dallas, Texas Ebony overcame a rocky and turbulent childhood and young adult life until she found yoga in her late twenties during her pregnancy. Wanting to have a natural birth, Ebony started yoga and it was her “saving grace” and wake up call to began a healing process her heart had been longing for. Discovering who she is and her potential to help those around her in the underprivileged ‘hood’ communities, she founded her non-profit ‘Yoga N Da Hood’ where she offers free yoga and meditation classes.Ebony teaches people in underserved communities the art of self healing and self love through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. With a mission to equip individuals with the tools to empower their own life and to further spread a wider message of healing, self love and wholeness to a larger community.For more information about Ebony, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
POOL PAVILION

16:00

The Art of Listening - Bio Dynamic Yin Yoga
Prepare to nourish, heal, and relax as you enjoy a Cat Kabira Biodynamic Yin session. Using Cat Kabira Biodynamic Cranioscral therapy techniques combined with shamanic awareness, Cat will hold a space for you enabling a deeper connection to self. You will hold poses for longer periods, working with the "field" with focus, breath work, and awareness on the subtle and active passivity leading to and unwinding and releasing of the subtle undercurrents that define us. You will leave this workshop feeling grounded, clearer and lighter.

Speakers
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Cat Kabira

USA, Biodynamic Yoga Energetics
Cat Kabira is a world-renowned yoga teacher trainer and master of the subtle energetic arts. Cat teaches individuals how to tune into their personal power and reconnect with their core truth. Her innovative style invites you to go deeper into the undercurrents of your soul.Cat’s work has taken her around the globe multiple times to places including Bali, the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America. In addition to her work on the mat, she is a lover of learning and playing and enjoys time on the trapeze, bouncing on her trampoline, composing on the piano, writing and exploring other movement modalities such as Pilates, the Gyrotonic Expansion Method, dance, and aerial arts.Yoga with Cat Kabira isn’t yoga as you may know it. You will traverse the unmarked roads of your own experience through movement, subtle energetics, sound and feeling. This is your initiation on the path to set you free.For more information about Cat Kabira, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
SKY PAVILION

16:00

Wonder Flow
Speakers
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Rosemary Vandenbroucke

Hongkong, Wonder Flow
Rosemary is a 500RYT certified yoga instructor and a holistic health coach. She has been workingclosely with the leading members of the wellness and music    community globally. Currently teaching at Pure Yoga one of the worlds largest and most successful yoga studios. She is a... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
BALE UP

16:15

Leanna Rachel
Speakers
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Leanna Rachel

USA, Folk Jazz
Bali based and Los Angeles native songstress Leanna Rachel, weaves together vocals dripping with emotion, acoustic guitar and mbira to create ethereal ballads. Soulful, classic songwriting steeped in folklore, woven into a dreamlike mood, she elicits both authenticity and mystery, fragility and strength.    Leanna has performed at The Viper Room, Hotel Cafe and The Whiskey in Los Angeles, and has performed at clubs and festivals in New York, Sweden, Australia (Woodford Folk Festival), Bali, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, alongside José González, Little Dragon, Bonobo and Angus & Julia Stone.For more information about Leanna, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 16:15 - 17:30
COCO LOVE STAGE

17:00

Alternate Understandings Of Your Human Experience
Speakers
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Ramsey Kattan

Jordan, Awouohe
His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Ramsey is the creator of workshops in AWOUOHE (Alternative Ways Of Understanding One Human Experience).Ramsey Kattan graduated from the Munira School of Holistic Studies 4 year course (Barbara Brenon school of healing) He is a certified holistic therapist and energy healer.  He has been extensively researching consciousness, cosmology, ancient civilizations, Mystical traditions, Sacred Chanting and music, transpersonal psychology and art. He is currently working with holistic therapists, voice and meditation facilitators, life coaches, drama therapists, yogis, didgeridoo players, musicians and various artists and has developed a program on alternative ways of understanding our human experience which he intends to pursue moving forward.Ramsey is a Direct Descendent of the Great Traveller Ibn Battuta, and has traveled extensively all through his life, especially since 2010. Ramsey has discovered many beautiful places, hiked, and camped in raw primitive surroundings, he has interacted with many people of different cultures across the world.His passion for travel took him to many unusual places one of which is Socotra Island in Yemen that left a great impression on him. An experience and exhibit Ramsey created that was shared at the national museum of fine arts in Amman, Jordan. Forever creative, Ramsey helped launch the first Skatepark in his home country of Jordan and is also one of the Co-creator's of the TBA collective: A collective that has created and enhanced the growth of the alternative scene in Amman Jordan. It supports local and independent artists uniting diverse sub cultures.  Creating events with the likes of Dj Vadim, Massive attack, Mr thing, Nickodemus and Dj Oh and supporting local talents such as 47 soul; Maurice louca; hello psycheleoppo and Yasmine Hamdan.Adding to his healing toolbox, Ramsey’s study since 2016 has included: Expand the Box with Clinton Calahan SPAIN, Cosmic Gong Training with Angelo Surrinder and Don Conreux SPAIN, Keith Jhonston Improvisation Workshop LONDON, 32 Hours Learning Tabla and Voice NEPAL, Sufi Whirling Workshop with Ziya Azzazi AMMAN, 70 Hours Learning Darabuka TURKEY, 50 Hours Leaning Didgeridoo Sadhana Practice, Integral Sound Healing Training SVARAM Auroville INDIA and Darabuka with World Percussionist And Teacher Misirli Ahmet TURKEY.Ramsey is a dedicated Festival goer and is a part of the core team of MANNA GATHERING, and has presented as a Healing Therapist at Being Gathering PORTUGAL, a Presenter at Fusion Festival – GERMANY, The Mukti Gathering – PALESTINE, and has been an Organizer of Manna Gathering (in Ancient Petra) since 2013.For more information about Ramsey, please see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
HEALING PAVILION

17:30

Amma Sophie Rose & Sundari
Wednesday April 4, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
POOL PAVILION

17:30

SUNSET SESSIONS ~ Kirtan with Vasudev & Friends
In Kirtan we sing mantras put to beautiful melodies. We repeat the mantras over and over as a prayer to what is true and beautiful for each of us. Through the singing we connect with our hearts, fall into peace and expand into joy as we allow the mantras to vibrate through us.  Kirtan is not so much a concert as a sharing of our highest love through sound and presence. We all shine on!

You don’t have to have a singing voice or know anything about singing to participate; just be open to sing or listen and allow the songs to open you. This is form of bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion.

Come share your presence and voice! Everybody is welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Vasudev & Friends

Vasudev & Friends

Norway, Kirtan, Bhajan, Heart songs
Through his warm presence Vasudev creates beautiful spaces for people to come together to sing, share and open up to the mystery of life. His search for    truth and meaning has led him to more than 30 years of meditation and spiritual and personal development. From the Indian Himalayas to the jungles    of Brazil to everyday life in his hometown Oslo (Norway), he has studied with a variety over of gurus, teachers and shamans. He started singing mantras    as part of his devotional practice in 1987 and has since made and produced a number of albums of devotional music. Six albums cover some of his repertoire    of songs collected in India, at Rainbow Gatherings and other unscheduled meetings with beautiful people around the world. Collections of these songs    are also available in his two song books Mantras for Bhajan and Songs from the Heart. He is currently living in Ubud, Bali where he shares his gifts    of song and soul every Tuesday at Svarga Loka.For more information about Vasudev, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
MAIN STAGE LAWN

19:00

HAJI BASIM
Speakers
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Haji Basim

USA, Urban Folk / Sound Healing
This will be Haji Basim’s second year at BaliSpirit and we are so happy to have him back!Haji Basim is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of Folk, R&B, and World music. An award winning internationally touring multi-Instrumentalist and singer songwriter, Haji Basim has created a new genre called Urban Folk.His refreshing and innovative blend of urban folk falls somewhere in between the intimacy of artists such as Sufjan Stevens or Josè Gonzales and the sensuality and groove of performers such as D'Angelo or The Weeknd, just to mention a few.His brand of Urban Folk music was created from the influences of several styles including Folk, Soul, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Bossa Nova and Neo Soul. In finding deep connection with other genres of music, Haji humbly makes it evident, "“It is not genre that makes music great, but the ability to translate emotion and thought". ”Holistic Method MusicHaji is the Lead instructor of The Holistic Method: Music Instruction. teaching musicians and non musician to connect with their instruments. The Method is based off elements of meditation and fundamental music theory. The focus of the method is to deepen the relationship between the musician and there instrument. Currently Haji holds workshops and lessons on the Guitar, Ukulele, and voice.Holistic Sound Healing Sitar SessionThe Holistic Sound Healing Sitar Sessions with Haji Basim is a breathwork, guided meditation, and frequency tuning experience. With the use of the mystical tones of the Sitar, musician and meditation instructor Haji Basim facilitates tranquil and rejuvenating sound healing sessions. The sitar's characteristic 'lush background drone' makes it perfect for deepening one’s meditation in a Holistic sound healing session.For more info about Haji Basim, see... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 19:00 - 19:45
MAIN STAGE LAWN

20:00

KIRTAN with HARIBHAKTI DEY
Speakers
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Haribhakti Dey

India, Ecstatic Kirtan
Haribhakti was born and raised in India from a father and mother, both trained musicians, from completely different musical and cultural backgrounds of India and Colombia, Haribhakti is a gifted musician. He is a well-trained vocalist and harmonium player whom is a dedicated stud... Read More →


Wednesday April 4, 2018 20:00 - 22:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN
 
Thursday, April 5
 

07:00

Anahata ~ Inner Healing For Outer Manifestation
Anahata: Inner Healing for Outer Manifestation, is a dynamic form of meditation that includes breath work, mantra chanting, guided visualization to help reconnect with the heart center and immersion into the concept of Shiva – both form the aspect of creative destruction as well as nothingness. Quintessential practices for purifying the heart  so that we manifest our desires and live in the flow.

Speakers
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Nuthan Manohar

India, Inner Healing, Meditation & Ritual
Nuthan Manohar, is an MSc in Yoga and a behaviour specialist. She has 15 years of expertise in influencing community and individual behaviour and has been selected as among the top yoga therapists in India, success icon in Kerala etc. Her community projects have become UN case studies for best practices. She is the founder of Me Met Me, a school to improve quality of life through empathy, compassion and intuition. She used to manage strategy for Asia Pacific Countries for global clients, it was in 2010 that she decided to pursue her passion for yoga, healing and transforming lives. She invites you to radiate health and joy by letting go of pain and negativity, to embrace life, to get motivated and to realize the true potential of both your body and mind. She has taught in South East Asia, Middle East and Europe. For more information about Nuthan, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 07:00 - 07:45
BALE DOWN

08:00

Budokan Yoga
Budokon Yoga is a mixed movement arts system, developed by martial artist and yoga master Cameron Shayne. The Budokon Yoga Primary Series consists of 7 intelligently assembled sections of slow and controlled movements. It is designed to improve mobility, agility, flexibility and strength. The Budokon System includes practices of Yoga, Martial Arts, Calisthenics and Animal locomotion.
During this workshop you will gain muscular strength, cardiovascular stamina, as well as joint mobility.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Geller

Daniel Geller

Germany, Budokon Yoga
Daniel is a real movement enthusiast. He has a strong interest in the martial arts, yoga, mountain biking and calisthenics. Daniel was first introduced to yoga by a friend and he immediately felt a strong connection to it. He continued to practice yoga over the years by himself... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

08:00

Cultivating Calm through Power Yoga
This style of yoga varies from teacher to teacher, and is often considered a hard workout-style of yoga.
Denise also sees Power Yoga as an opportunity to step outside of your practice habits and allow some new challenges to come your way. Trying new poses and variations keeps practice interesting and our minds and ideas young. It allows students to develop a sort of training ground on the mat to face challenges, whether it’s a complicated pose or transition, while breathing calmly. This practice is exactly the kind of skills we need to cultivate in order to stay calm when faced with challenges in our everyday and not-so-everyday lives.
It would be better served to call it ‘Spiralling From Your Centre of Power Yoga’, as the techniques involved support you in moving from your center, trusting your ground and allowing the rest to follow along for the ride.
Each Power Yoga class with Denise is different, always has a lot of super fun and unique sequencing with room for learnable moments. Denise loves to take requests, whatever you are working on is what she is interested in; and helping people get to where they want to be in a fun and safe way is what she does best. It’s a sweaty workout as well as uplifting and a little bit addictive.


Speakers
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Denise Payne

USA, Power Yoga
Revolutionary yoga teacher, artist, performer and kick ass mother, Denise has lived her life studying, practicing, inspiring and teaching countless yogis. She has an innate ability to see people through their chakras and to address the individual in the context of a class or group training. Denise is always moving the focus away from her as a teacher and insisting it stays on the student’s personal development.Denise's classes are highly-informative, motivating and taught in a fun atmosphere that allows yogis to ease into knowing themselves, whilst being thrust into loving themselves. Denise lives in Bali with her son Charlie and teaches classes, workshops and teacher trainings at The Yoga Barn and around the world. She is the director of One Song Yoga teacher trainings, empowering leaders to teach the sacred.For information about Denise, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN PAVILION

08:00

Half Led Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga
Half Led Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga
This class is a guided session where all students practice together following the Vinyasa count led by the teacher. The Ashtanga Vinyasa system is based on synchronized movement and breathing. The led class is guided with the traditional count of Vinyasa so that each student learns the methodic rhythm of the practice. We will focus in the Dhristi points, the Sanskrit term for sight, of each posture so to bring the practitioners closer to Dharana or concentration in the practice. This class is great for fit beginners and those seeking to build their strength and stamina, or for regular practitioners who want to focus on the first half of primary series.

Speakers
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Filipa Veiga

Portugal, Ashtanga Yoga
A former journalist and classical dancer in her home of Lisbon, Potugal, Filipa started her Ashtanga Yoga practice, as traditionally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in 2004. She fast became a devoted practitioner understanding the deeper levels of Ashtanga and its benefits. Certi... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE UP

08:00

Hatha Raja Yoga
This course will take you on a journey of moving meditation. The Hatha Raja Flow combines an ancient series of postures sprinkled with creative vinyasa. This combination increases strength, endurance and flexibility while clearing the body of accumulated toxins and emotional blockage.
In this course we will create an evolutionary practice that is appropriate for students of all levels. Olivia will guide you with playfulness and alignment into your practice. Encourage you to work deeply, yet safely. You will explore a little bit of everything : backbends, deep twists, deep hip openers and of course inversions. This course will include breathwork, kriya yoga techniques and active meditation.The focus on this course will be letting go and flow. Connecting mind and body with joy and calm. Losing yourself, finding yourself, accepting where you are in the present moment and getting to know yourself better.


Speakers
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Olivia Tüscher

Switzerland, Hatha Raja Flow
Olivia started treading the path of yoga in 2003 after her daughter’s birth. She realized quite quickly the importance it could have in her life and began to study with yoga masters in order to share her passion. Her teaching is nurtured with various practices and schools of thought, for example Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga.Guided by love, a good sense of humour, non violence and understanding, Olivia will help you reach harmony and peace between body and mind. She will encourage you to go deeper in your practice without recklessness and explore your full energetic potential. By sharing her passion, Olivia would like to create and generate well-being, joy and sincerity for the benefit of all her fellow humans.For more information about Olivia, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
POOL PAVILION

08:00

Osho Dynamic Meditation
This is a powerful active meditation developed by Osho, that uses deep breathing, cathartic expression, active mantra, silence and free dance to bring one into a deep state of awareness. Dynamic Meditation is an EXCELLENT opportunity to release old, lingering emotions, de-stress, and have a GREAT catharsis! The depth of this technique is enhanced when practiced in a powerful group energy and the experience is always different. No experience is needed and modifications are available for people who have any physical limitations.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Sawyer

Amber Sawyer

USA/ Singapore, Satsangasing
Returning to BaliSpirit Festival for the 4th year, Amber Sawyer, an Embodiment Facilitator, shares the joy of living through holistic practices of yoga, active meditations, and elemental wellness. With over 17 years of study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing and self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms. From 2009 - 2017, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she has offered weekly active meditation and yoga classes, Kirtans and community events. After enjoying the conscious birth of her little one, Amber currently travels the world with her family, inspiring holistic living through her practice of Embodied Elementals, an offering of Elemental Health Coaching, active meditation, yoga, retreats, immersions and conscious festival organization.Amber teaches Active Meditations, which are structured meditation methods that consciously bring the practitioner from the periphery to the center of the storm, to that place of witnessing, to that place where one can reside in awareness while all continues to exist around them. By using movement or sound, combined with full attention, Amber step by step activates mindfulness in her classes, subtle sensations are felt, she guides students to move from the outside in, becoming aware of body, breath, physical sensations, emotions, thoughts and the gaps of silence in between them. It is in this place of watchfulness to become free to fully experience the present moment. These methods use movement and sound, they are easy to learn and quite profound especially when practiced in a group.For more information about Amber, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
AMPHITHEATER

08:00

Sunrise Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
You will find stability through breath in the stillness using your whole body to express the self. Connecting with the subtle part of nature, removing your conditions that have made it difficult to psync with the true oneness that is you.

Speakers
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Gaylord Morales

Panama/ USA, Ojas Yoga
Originally from Panama, Gaylord Morales moved to the United States as a young child. An avid athlete, Gaylord excelled in all sports, honing his team spirit    through Baseball and Outrigger. Later in life, his path led him towards Yoga and the Healing Arts. Since his shift, Ga... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE DOWN

08:00

Urban Flow Yoga ~ Chest And Heart Opening
CHEST AND HEART OPEN FLOW
During this workshop we will use our breaths, bodies and hearts to learn how to surrender and soften to tap in our inherited soul power.


Speakers
avatar for Nino Mendes

Nino Mendes

China, Urban Flow
Originally from France, Nino’s yoga journey began in 2004 when he was introduced to his guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, in New York City. With an affiliation to movement his entire life, yoga was not a foreign concept, and he readily recognized that the benefits were beyond physical. Subsequently, he taught in the city at Yoga Spot and Yoga for the People. In 2008, he went to Los Angeles and taught at Yoga Center, Inn Yoga, Dharma Yoga and Black Dog Yoga. While there, Kung Fu Grandmaster Vita took him under his wing. In 2012 Nino took the Shanghai yoga scene by storm, inspiring students and teachers alike with his unique flow, synchronous soundtracks, and carefree spirit. Starting at Yogaspace, he was soon discovered by yoga hotspot, Y+ Yoga Center, and recruited by lululemon as the brand was launching in China. As a lululemon ambassador, Nino has led community classes and a 600-person practice in Chengdu as part of Unroll China 2016. He also modeled yoga wear for Aumnie, 不弃(buqi) and SIGEDN. In 2016, Nino returned home to Europe and taught at several studios around the continent as he prepared to launch NINO YOGA.For more information about Nino, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
SKY PAVILION

08:00

Wake Up And Live ~ Slow Sweaty Vinyasa
Enliven yourself in the sweet morning vibes of Bali with invigorating pranayama followed by a smooth flow of movement through the body, closing in sacred stillness. All levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Nadine McNeil

Nadine McNeil

Jamaica, Yoga Ethnochoreology
Nadine McNeil/UniversalEmpress is a yoga teacher, speaker, transformational coach and humanitarian. Her mission involves igniting others to create and dwell in infinite possibility, and share the tenets of yoga within communities where it has been largely inaccessible.Nadine coined two terms to encompass the main objectives of her work. One is Consciousness Rising – the act of stepping boldly into the fullest expression of self, thereby becoming a catalyst for collective change. And, her quest for the Democratization of Yoga – the removal of the illusion of elitism attached to the practice in modern times.When she's not traveling the world sharing her message, she may be found at the Yoga Barn where she offers a wide range of classes and exclusive workshops that focus on embodying the practice of yoga into daily living. One of her most popular workshops that she shares is also a favorite mantra of hers: 'Self-Love is a Practice.'For more information about Nadine, please see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

09:30

Fun and safe games and social activities for kids (ages 6-10)
Singing, drama, creative activities and games. Safe, fun, together with David Barnes.

Speakers
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David Barnes

Australia, Games and Social Activities
Understanding, accepting and feeling good about ourselves affects everything we do, and we all pretty much want connection and a fulfilling, meaningful life.Based on this, David prepares, promotes and facilitates interactive, challenging or fun activities which try to boost our c... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

10:00

Songversation
Inspired by the name of India Aire’s 2013 album, Jess Magic created an immersive, emergent musical experience called a “Songversation,” in which she blends story-telling with original music and improvisation, inviting the audience and other performing artists to be a part of the creative process.  This Spring, she’ll will be joining forces with former TV personality, journalist and activist Julia Allison, and internationally acclaimed instrumentalist and sonic alchemist Carlos Riegel in hosting a deep dive into the heart’s journey of love, loss, heartbreak, healing and evolution.  Attendees will experience their hearts expanding as they are taken on a magical musical journey of intimacy and expression: raw, real and ecstatically reverent

Speakers
JA

Julia Allison

USA, Emcee
Media Strategist. Change Activist. Social Alchemist. Journalist. Speaker. Seeker. Feminist. Friend. Human.    As a speaker, activist and strategic advisor, Julia Allison teaches how to harness the power of both mainstream and social media to advance evolutionary values like omni-consideration, love, health, freedom and joy. She has spoken at MIT, Wharton, Harvard, and at numerous conferences, festivals,   retreats and other gatherings around the world to raise awareness for conscious media, transformational culture, collective human potential, collaborative innovation and regenerative community building. As a journalist, commentator and TV host, Allison made over 1,000 TV appearances on nearly every network, including CNN, MTV, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and E! - and co-starred in her own TV show on BRAVO. To date, Allison has published over 400 articles for publications like The New York Times, Newsweek,        New York Magazine, The Guardian and Cosmopolitan, as well an internationally syndicated technology column for Tribune Media Services.As a media strategist, she has advised a wide variety of professionals and organizations: from a Stanford neuroscientist to the former CEO of Myspace,        from top executives at Facebook to a chef running a 7-figure business, from international speakers to world-touring musicians, from global leadership        b corps to conscious startups intent on changing the world. Allison was raised on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois, graduated from Georgetown        University with a degree in government, and has lived in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Ubud, Bali. Her life mission is to be an exuberant        force for positive transformation, creating a world of harmony and omni-consideration that honors all beings.For more information about Julia, see... Read More →
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Jess Magic

USA, Emcee
Jess Magic is a “heARTist”, a soul-stirring songstress, a ceremonialist and a muse for today’s generation of visionaries and change-makers. Jess Magic is a musical story-teller who creates compelling invitations for people to interact with life from an open heart. In a world where so many are longing  for deeper levels of connection, authentic expression and intimacy, Jess uses her humor, music, movement practices and story-telling to effectively    weave a "spell" of love and connection that reveals relatable aspects of the human experience that penetrate, and crack open the hearts of those who are touched by her presence.    As an emcee (a.k.a. "Mistress of Ceremony"), speaker and social entrepreneur, Jess Magic uses her voice as a vehicle to shift predominant attitudes, feelings and behaviors from “consumer” to “creator” by breaking down the barrier between the artist and the audience and creating effortless access points for people to be raw, real, and to rise into their truest forms of authentic expression. Jess has been touring nationally and internationally for three years, weaving together like-minded communities across the world.Jess has supported thousands of men and women from all walks of life in overcoming the shame, fear, and self-judgment that have inhibited their ability to discover, experience and express their feelings, their creative expression and their capacity to create intimacy with themselves and others. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as Mistress of Ceremony for the 2018 Bali Spirit Festival. Her signature saying is “We don’t sing to be good. We sing to be free."For more information about Jess, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

10:00

Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Speakers
avatar for Michael Hallock

Michael Hallock

USA, Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Watsu with Michael Hallock & Satya BurgerWater soothes and supports as you float effortlessly, receiving stretch and massage and liberating movement. Watsu is in an extremely nurturing form of bodywork which reminds us of our own intrinsic safety, timelessness, and peace.At Bali... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:00 - 12:00
SWIMMING POOL

10:15

Embodied Fit Flow
Embodied Fit Flow is a specially formulated class by Daniel *Sonic* Rojas, incorporating the best elements of movement based disciplines like dance, parkour, yoga, calisthenics and the martial arts, presented with a wholistic approach, and particularly focused on mobility, flexibility and conditioning. Embodied Fit Flow is designed to engage your whole body, mind and spirit. You will be guided through a series of progressive exercises, flows and movements to improve your mobility, flexibility and ability to move with confidence and freedom. This art form is a grounding experience, reconnecting you to your body and your source.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel

Daniel "Sonic" Rojas

Colombia/Denmark/Singapore, Embodied Dance
Daniel Rojas has been dancing & performing for more than 25 years. He is known around the world for his creativity and individual way of expressing himself by telling stories through dance. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a professional dancer/performer, Daniel has created his own style that he calls 'Embodied Dance' (formally known as Contemporary-Break).This practice brings together various elements of yoga, physical conditioning, capoeira, housing, popping, breakdance, parkour and contemporary dance techniques, as well as utilizes breath, oscillations and communication through movement, to gain better understanding of the body and our innate musicality. Embodied Dance is a powerful physical practice (strengthening, stretching, opening, conditioning) as well as a highly energetic practice in that it opens free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centers and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open & energized. Whether one approaches this art form for personal movement liberation, physical or emotional healing, physical conditioning or simply for reaching an ecstatic state - it is a malleable, profound practice that can touch the spirit of any practitioner.To practice Embodied Dance, one simply needs to be free of boundaries related to movement and willing to integrate their own movement based practices into a dynamic journey of physical & energetic healing. Through movement with a rhythm, we not only heal ourselves physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as develop a connection to Nature, each other and to the entire Universe.For more information about Daniel, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

10:15

TAKETINA Rhythm Process
TAKETINA Rhythm Process
TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.

Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Our body is an instrument that creates rhythm at all times. Through the voice, the words, the claps, walking, breathing, we reconnect ourselves with the innate wisdom of the body.There are many levels to Taketina. At it's simplest it is a means of having fun with music from the perspective of the body.

Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness.

Speakers
avatar for Kula

Kula

Portugal, SomFala Rhythm Alchemy
Develop your Potential Through Joy and Rhythm!Living and Thriving just outside of Lisbon, Portugal, Kula is a musician and therapist. Passionate for rhythm, he has developed a series of educational and transformational trainings and workshops using through rhythm, movement and song.  A soul Hunting Healer, Kula has Studied Biomusicology and facilitated Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin, facilitates Drum Circles, Trance Dance and Laughter Yoga.His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Kula will facilitate SomFala Rhythm & Voice circle, Trance Dance, some Laughter Yoga and Taketina. TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness."I believe that music inspires people to catch up and share their spirit, contributing to  conscious evolution towards more life, more love, more passion and more fun."For more information about Kula, please see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
POOL PAVILION

10:15

Woman's Ecstatic Elements
Sensual Vitality Masterclass w/ Anna Maria
Embodied, elemental ecstasy is a womans’ natural state of being. This class dives into the essence practice of taoist shamanic arts and tantric energy cultivation for womans body and spirit. Unleashing the true ecstatic embodiment of earth, water, fire, air & spirit - practical tools how to integrate orgasmic vitality in all areas of life.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Maria Magdalena

Anna Maria Magdalena

Sweden, Shamanic Tantrika Arts
Anna Maria Magdalena dances through life in deep dedication and passion for the evolution of humanity. Trained in Shamanic, taoist & tantric arts for over a decade, she weaves the worlds of spirit and ecstatic embodiment as one.     Living in the Centralamerican jungle with indigenous grandmothers for many years she is deeply dedicated to the red road and Moon- and Sundance prayer. Alongside studying the therapeutic tantric and taoist vitality arts with master healers and elders in temple arts traditions.    Anna Maria is the founder of 'Shamanic Tantrika Arts' & the 'Earth Priestess Facilitators Trainings', holding retreats and trainings worldwide for women and men who are ready to evolve into their fullest potential, true lifeforce & ecstatic embodiment. She is based at her sacred waterfall temple sanctuary in Bali.For more information about Anna Maria, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
AMPHITHEATER

10:15

6 Steps To Your Magic & Medicine ~ A Mind, Body, Spirit Workout
6 Steps To Your Magic & Medicine
A Mind, Body, Spirit Workout
Sing. Dance. Breathe. Believe.

Led By Naturopath Dr. Amy Rachelle, ND
 
THE BREATHWORK IS CO-FACILITATED BY AMY'S
HUSBAND - ANTHONY ABBAGNANO/ALCHEMY OF BREATH.

Our 6 step system supports the magic and miracle of you.  Strengthen your wonder and wisdom.  Be held in your tenderness and challenges.  Own and offer your greatness.  Set free your wild, safe and sacred self.  Inspire your self-care journey.  Give back to yourself what you give to others.  Gain fresh insights that nourish your heart, heal your body, and answer your prayers.

In this 90 minute class, Dr. Amy guides you on a journey of empowerment, nurturing of self-worth, and exploration of what you really want - using our 6 step system and integrative practices:
1.  free form dance
2.  vocal exercises and singing (its not about sounding "good" - it's more about freeing the voice)
3.  breathwork
4.  meditation
5.  writing
6.  health check

We start the session with a short intro and group connection, then we do the 6 steps and practices together before briefly sharing and closing.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Abbagnano

Anthony Abbagnano

Italy/ Bali, Alchemy of Breath
Anthony Abbagnano is the founder of The Alchemy of Breath and has 11 years’ experience in many different breath styles, these include: Rebirthing, LeBoyer, Holotropic, Transformational, Sufi Breathing, and Pranayama. He runs a global school of breathwork facilitation as well as online and live workshops and courses. He employs Motivational Speaking, Shamanic studies, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Bodytalk Therapy, Conscious Loving Coaching (Hendricks Institute), Sound Healing, Medicine and Aromatherapy into his breathwork studies. As a result of his own healing journey, including the survival and transformation from a near-death experience, Anthony holds tender space for the healing journey of others, transforming what has troubled them in the past into the joy and ecstasy that a breathwork practice provides. Alchemy of Breath is a series of breathing practices that restore our self-awareness, love and compassion. What if there was something right under your nose that could change the way you see the world? In breathwork workshops with Anthony you will discover breathing techniques that have immediate effect and can be incorporated instantly into your daily life, improving your relationship with yourself, and therefore with the world around you. If you believe ‘the only way out is in’ then the Alchemy of Breath could be for you.For more information about Alchemy of Breath, for free weekly webinars, upcoming events, short courses, trainings and news, see... Read More →
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Amy Rachelle

USA, 6 Steps To Your Magic and Medicine
Amy grew up in the rural southern states of the USA. She built her holistic practice in New York City in 2000 and has since flourished with her successful retreats in Bali from 2009 till present. She’s also the co-founder of The Ark retreat center in Ubud, Bali. Amy’s holisti... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE DOWN

10:15

Ananda Mandala Meditation
Ananda means “bliss” in Sanskrit. It is our fundamental state of being. Mandala means “circle“. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness. It is an ancient and very powerful chakra clearing meditation. This practice involves a blend of rhythmic fast breathing and meditation on the 7 main chakras. This process cleanses the energy channels, washes out hidden emotions/blockages/old hurts, activates the chakras which raise your level of consciousness, makes your body blissful and results in a feeling of wholeness.

Speakers
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Punnu Wasu

India/ Philipines, Ecstatic Kirtan
Punnu is a vocalist, musician and songwriter. He was born and raised in Hyderabad, India into a family that has a true love for Kirtan and spirituality. He began studying the harmonium and singing at the tender age of 5. At age 10, Punnu moved on to learning the Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music while traveling with his father throughout India singing the beautiful verses of Kirtan. Nowadays he performs Kirtan, Xtatic Kirtan, Classical Hindustani, Indian Fusion, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world.For more information on Punnu, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

10:15

Hanoman Vinyasa
Hanuman is the yogi divine monkey deity in India. What many yogis don't know is that Hanuman was responsible for creating Surya Namaskar, the Sun Salutation, the central sequence from which vinyasa practices have evolved. Hanuman created the Sun Salutation as a devotional offering to his Guru, Surya, the Sun God. In this rich devotional practice with Govind Das we will explore different variations of Surya Namaskar, share stories of Hanuman's supreme devotion, and work with other asanas and vinyasa sequences like Hanumanasana and Anjaneyasana that are connected to this Divine Super Hero Monkey. We will dive deep into Hanuman's motto: Love, Service, and Devotion.

Speakers
avatar for Govind Das

Govind Das

USA, Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan
In the tradition of “Bhakti Yoga" Ira Jeffrey Rosen was given his spiritual name- Govind Das which means "servant of the Divine". His path of service and    devotion is at the root of his spiritual life- to serve the Love and Spirit that lives in the hearts of all. It is from this place that his teachings    and kirtan music flow. He is the owner/director of BHAKTI YOGA SHALA, an innovative bhakti-based yoga studio in Santa Monica, California.    Through chanting Kirtan and teaching Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga, Govind Das's uplifting and inspirational message encourages the process of spiritual awakening and living a fully empowered and creative life centered on love and truth. Govind Das and his wife Radha live in Pacific Palisades California overlooking the Great Pacific Ocean with his wife and 2 children.  Govind Das leads Bhakti Yoga workshops, retreats and presents at festivals and conferences in the US and internationally.    For more information about Govinda Das, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
MAIN PAVILION

10:15

Neurogenic Yoga
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Maria Alfaro

Maria Alfaro

USA, TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) and Neurogenic Yoga™ Certification Trainer and Provider
Maria is a native Italian who lives in California and teaches in the US and internationally. She was trained in TRE by its founder, Dr. David Berceli in 2004 and she has been teaching his work ever since. Maria assisted Dr. Berceli in numerous trainings in the US, South Africa an... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE UP

10:15

SuperFlow Ocean Inspired Yoga
Superflow Ocean Inspired Yoga
Flow is the essence of our being. It involves being present to every breath that we take and to our collective universal breath. In alignment-based flow yoga we move in a linear synchronicity, patterning our bodies to the alignment of yoga asanas. While this moving in a linear fashion is incredible learning and discipline, we tend to focus on this disciplined learning of movement, while ignoring our innate developmental movement patterns, the spiraling, circular forms of movement that are essential to our innate selves that we call “Super flow.” Drawing inspiration from Yoga, ancient martial arts, dance, surfing, ski and snowboard maneuvers, Super Flow is an ecstatic form of movement. Set to music, it starts off slowly allowing ourselves to feel centered and open in our bodies. Gradually we build up in intensity, spiraling back in touch with the joy of movement.

Superflow is not a replacement of Yoga as we know it, but a powerful complement to the regular yoga practice. Offering a little more exuberance and a little less introverted energy. It complements static movements with rhythmic flow. You will sweat, release and feel the life force pulsing through you.


Speakers
avatar for Eoin Finn

Eoin Finn

Canada, Blissology Yoga
Life changing, mystical, shamanistic, radical and laugh-out-loud funny are only a few of the adjectives tossed around to describe Eoin Finn, by his loyal following of students from across the globe. The Canadian native is a globally renowned yogi, surfer and Blissologist who has been carving his original tracks through the metaphysical worlds of yoga, philosophy and movement since 1989.Lauded by Yoga Journal magazine as “the Thoreau of Yoga” for his eco-activism and dedication to connecting yogis more deeply to the spirituality of nature; and by Oprah as “one to watch” Finn’s Blissology Yoga style centers on the simple idea of sharing happiness. While rooted deeply in the therapeutic and transformative alignment and physiology of yoga, Finn's down to earth, modern insights on spirituality refresh like cool water and he firmly believes that to find bliss you must “seek quiet solitude in nature and your deepest heart will be known.”A passionate ocean-activist, he started the “Blissology EcoKarma project” in 2014 raising aid and awareness through yoga and activism for the worlds’ precious but imperiled coral reefs. Thus far, he has helped replant over 1 sq m of coral reef in the Florida Keys and continues this work in Australia, North America and Indonesia today.For more information about Eoin Finn and Blissology, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
SKY PAVILION

10:45

Magical Storytelling (all ages)
Speakers
avatar for Curly

Curly

UK, Kids Storylight
Curly is a beloved childrens storyteller from the UK, on mission to ignite joy in the hearts and imaginations of all. He has become well known for his    enigmatic peformance tales that engage audiences in the infinte magic of storycraft through improvisation, music, puppets and comedy.    In 2016 he was funded by the Bristish Arts Council to create a travelling storytelling space know as, 'The Light,' His up-beat, positive performances    have reached children at countless events and festivals around the world. For more information about Curly, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

11:00

Drumstory
Come dive into the deeper shadows and shimmering brilliance of your psyche and soul through the wisdom in ancient tales. Follow kings and queens, serpents and fountains, wreaths and hunters, wise horses, princesses and tiny trolls through the trials and magic of being human. Our ancestors have left crumb trails behind them through the darkening forests towards something greater then our small selfs.
 
 In these times more then ever we need the old sacred tales to help us point a way through the challenging terrain of our societies soulless consumption and what I call our “forgotten belonging“.  These myths left by our ancestors are neglected treasures to be taken in, digested and assimilated becoming nourishment for our journey.  Be carried through the adventurous doors of these stories accompanied by a rich tapestry of drums as time pauses and together we go on a passage of enchantment.

Speakers
avatar for John De Kadt

John De Kadt

USA, Drumstory
John de Kadt is an internationally acclaimed percussionist and storyteller. John plays ethnic percussion instruments from across the globe and has a passion for spoken word, whether it’s in poetry, song, rap, or story. He plays with kirtan artists worldwide and is a founding member of the well-known devotional group The Hanumen. Motivated by a love of the earth, community, and wisdom traditions, John’s poetry and story stirs the heart and awakens us towards a remembrance of ourselves and the wildness of the natural world. He recently released his sixth album, Speak. For more information about John De Kadt, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

11:00

12:00

Maesyn
Speakers
avatar for Maesyn

Maesyn

USA, Pop/ Hip hop/ Soul
Maesyn weaves fun, funky, sensuous musical tapestries using her voice, violin, guitar, whistling, and beat boxing. Her music merges 90’s hip-hop inspired beats with lush orchestrations, violin solos, and catchy, uplifting lyrics, infused with elements of hip-hop, pop, and soul. She writes about themes of inspiration, sacred sensuality, and the evolutionary journey. Maesyn has been playing the violin since she was 3, and has a poetry major in college. She amalgamates her passions for wordsmithing, music and dance, weaving sensuous sonic reflections of the journey inward and homeward. Her fascination     is the activation of inspiration, and the stimulation of the inherent love between humanity and the muses that animate us. For more information about Maesyn, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

12:15

Live Balinese Music
Thursday April 5, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

12:15

Alchemy of Love: Let your Lotus heart blossom 
The lotus is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world and represents compassion, wisdom, and spiritual growth. It is an ancient symbol of our planet. Growing in muddy waters, and rising above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty, at night the flower closes and sinks under water, rising again at dawn. It reminds us to reconnect to natural Spiritual Rhythm: harmony between dynamic and static masculine and feminine energies within us joined together in the heart.

The lotus blossom is also a lovely metaphor. It is the symbol of the heart connected to Lakshmi. This workshop Alchemy of Love is inspired by and dedicated to Lakshmi. She is the goddess of expansion, prosperity and abundance, pleasure and desire. Invoking Lakshmi elevates our spirits and helps us to expand instead of contract.

I want us all to embrace a mindset of abundance. One way we can do that is educate ourselves on the powers of Lakshmi. The word "Lak" means 100,000 in its literal sense. It represents infinity because Lakshmi is the Mother of all giving and receiving. She is the goddess of Fortune and limitless creativity and fertility.

We will learn what balance is between giving and receiving, concealing and revealing—and the 5 common causes of imbalance. We will get into synchronicity with nature, redefine happiness and leave feeling stronger and kinder. To the sacred alchemy of our practices may each of one of us grow the capacity to love our lives, all that is easy and hard, all that is revealed and all that is concealed. May we bless it all.

 Join me in this workshop and feel this for yourself. Love yourself, love your day, love your life!


This Workshop is for you if you want to…

-Learn how to align and balance your inner life and outer life

-Heal fatigue and over-working

-Prioritize self-care and healthy boundaries

-Strengthen intuition

-Learn about the divine feminine

Expect inspirational music, talk story, vibrant heart opening vinyasa flow for all levels.


Thursday April 5, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
HEALING PAVILION

12:15

Acro Yoga Play Jam
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Looping

Lisa Looping

Austria, FlyLight Yoga For Kids
Lisa is based in Vienna but loves to travel across the globe to share her love for yoga and hula hooping with the world. Yoga has been part of her live for more than 15 years. In 2013 she felt her call to start teaching and sharing her practise.Following her motto: “Do more of what makes you happy!” Lisa has transformed two of here biggest passions into her profession: Yoga and Hooping. When teaching    and performing worldwide she is aiming to inspire more people to try the same. Her ultimate goal: Contributing to other people’s happiness and leading    a meaningful life while enjoying the process. Lisa discovered long time ago that working with children is not only inspiring but also a great way to    re-connect with your own inner child. Integrating more playfulness into every day life should be equally important for kids and adults! Empowering    the next generation and helping them to discover balanced body-mind awareness has a huge potential, will raise happy humans and make this world a better place.For more information about Lisa, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

12:15

Awakening Feminine Essence - For Men Only



Speakers
avatar for TyeZan

TyeZan

Switzerland, Self-Development Awareness
TyeZan began his training in various forms of Martial Arts and Oriental Thought while still in his early teens in the USA. During his early twenties, he started his journey into mastering different modalities of Bodywork and Energy Work.TyeZan holds space for the Sacred Feminine and leads BodyFulNess™ workshops and events internationally and is passionate and dedicated to Awakening Feminine Essence. In addition, he offers group workshops, trainings and individual sessions in The Nu-Body Activation System™ (NBAS™).He uses The Human Design System as the basis of his life process, which he expresses through his work as a guide and role-model in the art of Perfected Form, in resonance with the Form Principle and its expression through the Sacred Feminine.TyeZan’s most recent discoveries, BondTra™ and its sister modality BondTra Yoga™ (a synthesis of Orgasmik Yoga™ and BondTra™), are now being offered to interested clients and yoga enthusiast, respectively.Since 2013 TyeZan has worked predominately in Russia and other ex-Soviet Union countries as well as Eastern Europe, while maintaining a base in Ubud, Bali since 2010.He has been a featured presenter at The BaliSpirit Festival since 2014.TyeZan has traveled to more than 80 countries. He is a citizen of the world, is fluent in German and carries a Swiss passport. He spends his free time attending Contact Improvisation Festivals around the world.For more information about TyeZan, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 12:15 - 14:00
AMPHITHEATER

13:00

Reggae Dancehall Experience - New School Dancehall (all ages)
The exciting dance Workshops conducted by Latonya Style entails Authentic Jamaican Dancehall using both Male and Female Steps created by Jamaican Dancers as well as her own Stylish Moves. She offers a unique ‘A-Z Steps’ Teaching Style as well short & spicy choreographies in each session. Latonya demonstrates the technique and freestyle aspects of the steps while providing some information about the History, Journey and Evolution.

New Skool / Dancehall Evolution
By 2012 a new generation of dancers emerged on the scene, introducing a more advanced and intricate concept of dance moves. While some argue that the steps are too long, fast pace and complicated, others prefer the challenge. This period marks the teaching and choreography phase of dancehall (from street to studio/ stage) [Street dancers are now  role in the survival of the teaching in institutions, gyms as well as, traveling worldwide to teach at Dance Workshops and Judge Dance Competitions.


Speakers
avatar for Latonya Style

Latonya Style

Jamaica, Dancehall & Stylish Moves
Latonya Style is considered to be one of the founding members of the modern Jamaican Dancehall fraternity. Her dance workshops focus on Authentic Dancehall    techniques and theory as well as other aspects of the popular dance genres including her own Stylish Moves, Old School... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
MAIN PAVILION

13:00

Bhangra with Punnu Wasu and friends
Speakers
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Punnu Wasu

India/ Philipines, Ecstatic Kirtan
Punnu is a vocalist, musician and songwriter. He was born and raised in Hyderabad, India into a family that has a true love for Kirtan and spirituality. He began studying the harmonium and singing at the tender age of 5. At age 10, Punnu moved on to learning the Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music while traveling with his father throughout India singing the beautiful verses of Kirtan. Nowadays he performs Kirtan, Xtatic Kirtan, Classical Hindustani, Indian Fusion, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world.For more information on Punnu, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

13:00

Jennifer Ann
Speakers
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Jennifer Ann

The Netherlands, Indigenous Folk Singer Songwriter
Jennifer Ann is an indigenous folk singer songwriter from Holland and the USA. She has devoted over 12 years of her life learning about indigenous and    traditional ways. She has lived and studied in both civilized and non civilized cultures and seeks to balance the best of all worlds. Letting all experiences    expand and grow through her to be shared with the global community.    Jennifer Ann is passionate to weave and bring together her teachings and understanding of different worlds and lets them meet and dance together in    her music, workshops and retreats. She has a background teaching in theatre, kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, yoga therapy and children’s yoga. She is strongly    drawn to community and natural lifestyle and has also visited tribes around the globe and will continue visiting and learning from different native    traditions.    During her first yoga training in 2010, Jennifer Ann started to create music and has never left the music since then. She now keeps on searching,    finding and creating beautiful songs woven from traditional music and her souls longing to sing and share high vibrational songs. By weaving her music    with many different teachings, she is letting them grow into her own unique sound, that can be heard in her music and felt in her presence.For more information, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

13:00

Face Painting (all ages)
Speakers
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Sophie Akkineni

Bali, Natural Dyeing Workshop
Sophie Akkineni is a healer (Master Reiki Teacher, Bach flower therapist, Spirit channeler, designer, maker and face painting artist.)    Sophie founded kids eco-label Little Spirits and eco-concept sustainable store 'We Love Mother Earth' in Ubud, Bali Indonesia.     Sophie... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

13:00

Hoop Jam
Helen is performing at BSF2018 and offering beginners/intermediate level Hula hoop dance workshops. Teaching hoop tricks, body awareness/confidence and co ordination, hoop dance/choreography. (All levels welcome ;-) Come and get loose, get fit, play, learn and dance together.
Improve youre core strength, posture, health and happiness through hooping! Its one class that guarantees a smile whilst improving abs, not a combination you often find!
We will focus on the foundations to move fluidly with your hoop and create intresting and graceful transitions and on/off body combinations.
In this 1hour playshop we will explore movement, dance, Shakti energy and play. wether your a complete beginner and want to come and have a giggle or your confident with the hoop and want to take it to the next level your there’s something for everyone and all are very welcome!

Speakers
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Helen Rooney

USA, Hoop Jam
Helen Rooney (Hu La Roux) is an international Hula hoop dance artist and teacher currently on a performing and teaching tour of Asia. Helen is a degree level trained dancer and began hula hooping in 2011when she was mesmerized watching other hoopers at festivals. It quickly becam... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
POOL PAVILION

13:00

Speakeasy: The Art Of Seeing
Speakeasy: The Potential of your Perspective
Game changers unite… whether you aspire to be a freedom-drenched artist or ass-kicking corporate, discover the power that lies in the perspectives you choose. Victims of circumstance will not fair well in the future fields of dreams, so reframe your negative perspectives [however small] and create the life and feelings you truly desire.  

Speakers
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Pete Longworth

Australia, The Art of Seeing & Blindfolded Yoga
An enchanting photographer with a talent for creating immersive experiences, Pete is a rose-smelling creative crusader. From festival stages to photo shoots,    presentations to art installations, he arouses sensuality, enlivens perspectives, and invites you to see the world, and yourself… differently.    Shifting hearts and minds around the globe, Pete is a savvy speaker who has taken the stage for Nikon, Apple, Wanderlust, Lululemon and the Australian Government. He hosts wellness and creative retreats, facilitates at festivals and offers new eyes on old ways at corporate team buildings and private studios.     A celebrated artist, Pete has adorned the screens of Cannes, is a two-time winner at the New York Independent Film Festival and was selected as Australia's featured artist for their National Day. A professional gypsy loaded with life lessons and visual poetry, Pete provides evocative love notes from the road less-travelled.        To see more of Pete’s playground, please visit... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
BALE DOWN

13:00

Sufi Shruti - A Journey Into The Voice
Speakers
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Ramsey Kattan

Jordan, Awouohe
His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Ramsey is the creator of workshops in AWOUOHE (Alternative Ways Of Understanding One Human Experience).Ramsey Kattan graduated from the Munira School of Holistic Studies 4 year course (Barbara Brenon school of healing) He is a certified holistic therapist and energy healer.  He has been extensively researching consciousness, cosmology, ancient civilizations, Mystical traditions, Sacred Chanting and music, transpersonal psychology and art. He is currently working with holistic therapists, voice and meditation facilitators, life coaches, drama therapists, yogis, didgeridoo players, musicians and various artists and has developed a program on alternative ways of understanding our human experience which he intends to pursue moving forward.Ramsey is a Direct Descendent of the Great Traveller Ibn Battuta, and has traveled extensively all through his life, especially since 2010. Ramsey has discovered many beautiful places, hiked, and camped in raw primitive surroundings, he has interacted with many people of different cultures across the world.His passion for travel took him to many unusual places one of which is Socotra Island in Yemen that left a great impression on him. An experience and exhibit Ramsey created that was shared at the national museum of fine arts in Amman, Jordan. Forever creative, Ramsey helped launch the first Skatepark in his home country of Jordan and is also one of the Co-creator's of the TBA collective: A collective that has created and enhanced the growth of the alternative scene in Amman Jordan. It supports local and independent artists uniting diverse sub cultures.  Creating events with the likes of Dj Vadim, Massive attack, Mr thing, Nickodemus and Dj Oh and supporting local talents such as 47 soul; Maurice louca; hello psycheleoppo and Yasmine Hamdan.Adding to his healing toolbox, Ramsey’s study since 2016 has included: Expand the Box with Clinton Calahan SPAIN, Cosmic Gong Training with Angelo Surrinder and Don Conreux SPAIN, Keith Jhonston Improvisation Workshop LONDON, 32 Hours Learning Tabla and Voice NEPAL, Sufi Whirling Workshop with Ziya Azzazi AMMAN, 70 Hours Learning Darabuka TURKEY, 50 Hours Leaning Didgeridoo Sadhana Practice, Integral Sound Healing Training SVARAM Auroville INDIA and Darabuka with World Percussionist And Teacher Misirli Ahmet TURKEY.Ramsey is a dedicated Festival goer and is a part of the core team of MANNA GATHERING, and has presented as a Healing Therapist at Being Gathering PORTUGAL, a Presenter at Fusion Festival – GERMANY, The Mukti Gathering – PALESTINE, and has been an Organizer of Manna Gathering (in Ancient Petra) since 2013.For more information about Ramsey, please see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
HEALING PAVILION

13:00

Rocket Restorative Meditation
Restorative Rocket - When we read the word restorative we immediately imagine a lying down, super slow and a passive practice, but we try to write a different story in Restorative Rocket. Based on Rocket Vinyasa practice with less challenging poses, but keeping special attention on releasing the pressure of the joints and folding it with bright and fresh prana, this practice is suitable to all levels of practitioners.

Speakers
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Tonny Chang

BRazil, Rocket Vinyasa
The path towards Yoga for Tonny Chang started in childhood, when without knowing what he was doing, he kept trying to put his feet behind his head and experimenting the sight of the world upside down. Years later, looking for a treatment for injuries caused by intense training of... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

13:00

Loveolution Cacao Ceremony
Loveolution Cacao Ceremony

What if we could walk every step feeling open hearted, connected to all life? Pure Cacao has been used traditionally for many years in Mayan lands in ceremony, as a way to bring community together and open our hearts.

Get ready to open your heart with our celebration of life! We begin with a prayer of gratitude calling in the Seven Directions, and honoring the spirit of Cacao.  Our journey flows into heart opening partner yoga & ecstatic dance where we dance our prayers for our lives and the world. We conclude with live music with a full band that we can all sing along to as one heart, one spirit, one family!

Together, we create a field of RADICAL UNCONDITIONAL LOVE so powerful, creating a safe space to journey deep, where everything that is not pure love can arise to be cleared, and we can gracefully return to our true essence - pure presence, truth, bliss, love and deep, deep peace.

Speakers
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Ixchel Love

Bali/ USA, Devotional Medicine Music
Ixchel has dedicated her life to the path of remembrance and taking people on journeys to remember that we are here to rejoice, dance and sing as one family,    one love, one spirit. She brings people together in ceremonial workshops, sharing music, yoga, breath work, and ancient teachings for awakening the    wisdom of the heart. She has always loved singing, and in 2012 when Venus, the Sun and our Earth aligned in a way that happens once every 26,000 years, she began receiving    songs from Spirit. Ixchel will be sharing her original devotional medicine music from her album Venus Rising that weaves English lyrics, Mantras, Native    and South American influences.For more information about Ixchel, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 13:00 - 15:45
SKY PAVILION

14:00

Jess Johnson
Speakers
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Jess Magic

USA, Emcee
Jess Magic is a “heARTist”, a soul-stirring songstress, a ceremonialist and a muse for today’s generation of visionaries and change-makers. Jess Magic is a musical story-teller who creates compelling invitations for people to interact with life from an open heart. In a world where so many are longing  for deeper levels of connection, authentic expression and intimacy, Jess uses her humor, music, movement practices and story-telling to effectively    weave a "spell" of love and connection that reveals relatable aspects of the human experience that penetrate, and crack open the hearts of those who are touched by her presence.    As an emcee (a.k.a. "Mistress of Ceremony"), speaker and social entrepreneur, Jess Magic uses her voice as a vehicle to shift predominant attitudes, feelings and behaviors from “consumer” to “creator” by breaking down the barrier between the artist and the audience and creating effortless access points for people to be raw, real, and to rise into their truest forms of authentic expression. Jess has been touring nationally and internationally for three years, weaving together like-minded communities across the world.Jess has supported thousands of men and women from all walks of life in overcoming the shame, fear, and self-judgment that have inhibited their ability to discover, experience and express their feelings, their creative expression and their capacity to create intimacy with themselves and others. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as Mistress of Ceremony for the 2018 Bali Spirit Festival. Her signature saying is “We don’t sing to be good. We sing to be free."For more information about Jess, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

14:15

Gaia Dance
The Gaia Dance is an Embodiment practice that is meant to build the connection between body, mind and soul.

This embodiment practice helps release stress, evoke creativity and connect back to the flow of life through exploration of your own body. The Gaia dance can help you see each of the 5 Elements in the world around you by learning to express them through your body, becoming them.
This embodiment practice is recommended for dancers and dance instructors in particular as it's opening another dimension to a sacred world of the dance, making your creativity flow and being able to create even more impressive expressions of the music.

The 5 Elements represent different nature of the movements creating a unique dynamics of the dance.
This practice can be performed solo, in couples or groups.
The Gaia dance is based on the 5 elements, which is:
Fire  - attack
Water - flow
Air - creativity
Earth - groundedness
Space - consciousness that creates a space for everything

Speakers
avatar for Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Malaysia, Gaia Dance
“Dance your heart away, it’s a shortcut to happiness. Made by love, for love with love. All love.”Izzat Emir Jalaluddin grew up in Kuala Lumpur, within hip-hop culture, learning about the essence of hip-hop dance and mastering its techniques. A winner of multiple competitio... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
COMMUNITY PAVILION

14:15

Painting Project
Speakers
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Stephen Bennett

USA, The Portrait Painter
Painting a Hero with Portrait Artist Stephen Bennett The objective of this workshop is to celebrate a local hero, through the creation of a large portrait painting.  International portrait artist Stephen Bennett will be conducting the workshop in the Kids Zone along with the children and adults to create a portrait of Ibu Robin Lim, founder of Bumi Sehat Birthing Center and CNN Woman of the Year. This large canvas will be divided up into sections and reassembled. It will be a project that teaches about painting, color, light and having fun creating art. Stephen Bennett is an American portrait painter who over the last 30 years has traveled to over 50 countries. He seeks out indigenous people to capture their soulful faces and ritual adornments through colorful paintings on a grand scale. Bennett’s mission is preserve and celebrate the world’s diversity     through a unique style of realism using interpretive color. The focus of his paintings is on the eyes that invite us to enter and experience our common humanity. Stephen is the founder of Faces of the World a 501c3 Not for Profit Corporation with the mission to preserve and celebrate the diversity of the world's people through art education, cultural exchange.For more information about Stephen, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

14:15

Together Games ~ Team Building Fun with Rachel and Louis (kids all ages)
Speakers
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Curly

UK, Kids Storylight
Curly is a beloved childrens storyteller from the UK, on mission to ignite joy in the hearts and imaginations of all. He has become well known for his    enigmatic peformance tales that engage audiences in the infinte magic of storycraft through improvisation, music, puppets and comedy.    In 2016 he was funded by the Bristish Arts Council to create a travelling storytelling space know as, 'The Light,' His up-beat, positive performances    have reached children at countless events and festivals around the world. For more information about Curly, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

14:15

Esalen®Massage & Indonesian Spa Rituals
Joining Ellen this year will be Kim Collier (International Wellness Consultant) and instructors from Jamu Spa School (International Education Center for promoting Indonesian healing arts).
This workshop will feature the essentials of Esalen Massage as the foundation for touch, with the addition of Indonesian techniques for bodywork and herbal bodycare.
After a demonstration, participants are invited to join us at the tables to give and receive, and experience spa therapies and rich traditions of island beauty, healing & wellness.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Collier

Kim Collier

USA, Massage
Kim is honored to assist Ellen Watsons’ workshops during Bali Spirit Festival. In collaboration with Jamu Spa School, Kim will offer insight and experiences of herbal healing traditions of Bali.  Kim and her husband lived in Bali for 8 years, working as spa consultants/advisors and in 1993 they started a company for the locals, to support the global growth of traditions of ‘jamu’. Kim has been dedicated to spa and wellness for over 30 years, as a spa director, massage therapist, holistic health practitioner, continuing education provider, business owner, wife, mother and lover of all things Bali and ‘jamu’. This will be Kim’s first Bali Spirit Festival, where she will be co-teaching with Ellen Watson.For more information about Kim, please see... Read More →
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Ellen Watson

USA, Touching Essence™ & Esalen® Massage Dancing With Rumi™
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 35th year on the Healing Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and her 11th year at BaliSpirit Festival!Ellen, creator of Touching Essence, a multi-sensory, multi-cultural, shamanic approach to healing through touch, a senior trainer of Esalen Massage & Bodywork, and creator of Dancing with Rumi. Ellen has also been running the not for profit educational organization: MovingVentures International Healing Arts she founded in 1996.Annually at the Bali Spirit Festival, Ellen offers instructional, participatory workshops in massage and bodywork along with an international team of men and women, certified in Touching Essence™, and Esalen® Massage & Bodywork. Each workshop includes: a short philosophical download & hands on learning in giving and receiving skilled and sensitive touch. Each student learns directly from one of Ellen’s faculty, and works in tandem. In addition, Ellen offers Dancing with Rumi, a dancing, spinning, poetic moving meditation practice.Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of heart and spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing, to play and pray, to touch and be touched. Ellen and the faculty of MovingVentures offer residential retreats, certifications and teacher trainings throughout the year in Bali, Big Sur, and other inspiring global locations.This year Ellen will co-teach a few classes with Kim Collier & Maria Alfaro.For more information about Ellen, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
AMPHITHEATER

14:15

Metta and Mudita ~ The Essence Of Thai Massage
This is an invitation to bring the essence of Thai Massage to a gathering of souls,  your loving kindness ( metta)  and the joy of offering to another.( mudita)

When we bring the two gems of Metta and Mudita to this moving meditation  we allow everything else to spontaneously arise. The  extraordinary happens.
Jump into the roles of giver and receiver and experience essentially they are no different.
This workshop is nothing about what you take away if is everything about what you bring.
Your undivided wholeness.

Speakers
avatar for Gwyn Williams

Gwyn Williams

Australia, Zenthai Shiatsu
Zenthai shiatsu was created by Gwyn Williams over 15 years ago, as a fusion of Zen shiatsu, Thai massage and osteopathic technique. The sacredness of touch continues to be his inspiration, the evolution continues whilst welcoming any music or movement form that bring us away from division and back home to unity and ultimately true freedom.Gwyn's work can be explored through his book ' The Zen of touch ', the Zenthai Shiatsu website or the Zenthai healing centers in Australia (Sunny coast, qld) or Bali (Shanti Agung Retreat Centre). More recently the Zenthai bodywork has evolved into a rhythmic, fluid yoga asana practice involving the 5 elements, however it is noted that whenever one is in "a state of trust, curiously exploring and fully engaging in the moment" we are in the practice of Zenthai. For more information about Gwyn, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
POOL PAVILION

14:15

Develop Your Ultimate Dream ~ Clarity Workshop
Want to know your ultimate dream? Seize this opportunity and participate in the Clarity Workshop with Obed Abbo. This inspiring workshop is designed to help you:

    Discover & connect with your passions
    Gain clarity & focus
    Find new inspiration within yourself
    Develop your ultimate dream
    Increase your self confidence
    Develop an effective plan of action
    Move forward in a more positive and purposeful way

Speakers
avatar for Obed Abbo

Obed Abbo

The Netherlands, Strategy Coach & Author
For the 4th year in a row, Obed will help people achieve their dreams at the BaliSpirit Festival.Obed started his extensive coaching career as a coach for the renowned Kalff Fundraising Company in 2011. When he was promoted to Senior Coach in 2012, he gained the privilege to coach both the fundraisers and the other coaches. As a result, he helped raise millions of euros for non-profit organizations such as Greenpeace, Unicef and Amnesty International.During his time at Kalff, Obed participated in several world class personal development courses and discovered powerful coaching tools that helped him transform his life. As a result, he got the clarity and confidence to start Passion Compass™ in 2014.Obed has a clear vision of what he wants to build in this world: he imagines a world in which the vast majority of the people are in alignment with their talents and dreams. Not only will this bring people more joy and fulfillment, he believes this will also help people to overcome the challenges the world is facing today. He helps others by providing online tailor-made Coaching Programs and interactive Group Workshops aimed to help people unleash their full potential, create a life they love, and achieve their dreams faster and with more ease.Obed has had the privilege of helping more than 750 people improve their lives across the world, including The Green School Bali, Dojo Bali Coworking Space in Canggu, Bali and BaliSpirit Festival.Learn more about Obed and his coaching... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
HEALING PAVILION

14:15

Body to Soulversation
Soulversation Living Meditation- In this guided meditation session we will deepen our connection to spirit through layered divintation towards self-awareness, bravely traveling through the edges of our shadow, to structure and co-create our inner atmosphere. We will get specific on our spiritual preferences, reminded of our soul’s contract and partnership with our higher intelligence/power. This is a safe and sacred place to journey through an inner dimensional platform, without the plateau of how things ‘should be’.
Infused with Mindfulness, Reiki, Advanced Light Healing, Auric Cleansing, Breath-work, Affirmation, Meditation, Dynamic Silence.


Speakers
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Leo Rising

USA, The Millennial Mystic
Leo classes are structured to purge the physical and energetic blockages hidden in the body, creating space for authentic expression and self-love. He wishes to the ignite a fiery passion for inner transformation through psychic development, emotional fluidity, innovative movement, and prayer. He's teaches his students a Metta-technology that awakens their healer within.For more information about Leo Rising, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE UP

14:15

Hips Like Honey
Think of all the things that give you pleasure and nurture you and this is related to the care and feeding of your honey pot. FREE your pelvis and you’ll free up your life, all the rest will follow. If we ignore our hips they begin acting as the junk drawer of the body. In doing so, we lose our self-confidence, our emotional connection to each other, and our power to make change.
This workshop is a feeling journey into empowerment that reclaims our essential foundation for happiness by focusing on the elements of earth and water. Through chakra one, we will learn skills for grounding and rooting ourselves in the Earth. In chakra two, we will reclaim the mysteries of creativity, relationship to emotion, and devotion, as powerful agents of connection with ourselves and others.
Expect inspirational music, the perfect soundscape by International Musician Haji Basim and a juicy creative hip opening vinyasa flow practice, great for detoxifying and grounding. Practice starts with a heat building, hip & thigh opening sun salutation sequence, then moves into a series of hip openers where you will spend time breaking down and exploring the postures more deeply. The main poses we will work towards will be full bakasana, krounchasana and yogadandasana. A deep savasana and breath work to end the workshop will help us truly move smoothly with our honey pots restored! All levels welcome except absolute beginners, regular practice is recommended.
In the meantime, play with these mantras: I am a glorious, creative being. Pleasure is my birthright. I am at home and at ease in my body.

Speakers
avatar for Haji Basim

Haji Basim

USA, Urban Folk / Sound Healing
This will be Haji Basim’s second year at BaliSpirit and we are so happy to have him back!Haji Basim is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of Folk, R&B, and World music. An award winning internationally touring multi-Instrumentalist and singer songwriter, Haji Basim has created a new genre called Urban Folk.His refreshing and innovative blend of urban folk falls somewhere in between the intimacy of artists such as Sufjan Stevens or Josè Gonzales and the sensuality and groove of performers such as D'Angelo or The Weeknd, just to mention a few.His brand of Urban Folk music was created from the influences of several styles including Folk, Soul, Hip Hop, Flamenco, Bossa Nova and Neo Soul. In finding deep connection with other genres of music, Haji humbly makes it evident, "“It is not genre that makes music great, but the ability to translate emotion and thought". ”Holistic Method MusicHaji is the Lead instructor of The Holistic Method: Music Instruction. teaching musicians and non musician to connect with their instruments. The Method is based off elements of meditation and fundamental music theory. The focus of the method is to deepen the relationship between the musician and there instrument. Currently Haji holds workshops and lessons on the Guitar, Ukulele, and voice.Holistic Sound Healing Sitar SessionThe Holistic Sound Healing Sitar Sessions with Haji Basim is a breathwork, guided meditation, and frequency tuning experience. With the use of the mystical tones of the Sitar, musician and meditation instructor Haji Basim facilitates tranquil and rejuvenating sound healing sessions. The sitar's characteristic 'lush background drone' makes it perfect for deepening one’s meditation in a Holistic sound healing session.For more info about Haji Basim, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE DOWN

14:15

Power of Stillness
Go Deeper!  A 1.5 hour Deep Yin Practice, artistically woven and challenging. All Levels Welcome. Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.

Speakers
avatar for Tymi Howard

Tymi Howard

USA, Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Tymi Howard 500 E-RYT is an International Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Owner of Guruv Yoga Studios in the United States and Contributing    writer for Elephant Journal. Pioneering the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Central Florida, Tymi is dedicated to inspiring people to discover their life’s    purpose through the art of yoga. Her introduction to yoga began in NYC in 1993 as a professional ballet dancer with several nagging injuries and she    found her way into an Ashtanga class. Receiving her BA in Theatre and Dance from Rollins College and Masters Degree from NYU/ Circle in the Square,    and too many Yoga Teacher Trainings to list, she continues to be influenced by so many gifted teachers. Tymi is known in the yoga community as a “Teacher of Teachers” and a skillful graceful practitioner. Students fall in love with her dynamic, playful style of teaching, artistic sequencing and music! Self-proclaimed travel junky, blogger and animal rights advocate, she is a lover of God, Life and Yoga. Tymi is forever a student and grateful to all    of her teachers, students and family who continue to inspire!    For more information about Tymi, please see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
MAIN PAVILION

15:00

Kirtan with Govind Das
Speakers
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Govind Das

USA, Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan
In the tradition of “Bhakti Yoga" Ira Jeffrey Rosen was given his spiritual name- Govind Das which means "servant of the Divine". His path of service and    devotion is at the root of his spiritual life- to serve the Love and Spirit that lives in the hearts of all. It is from this place that his teachings    and kirtan music flow. He is the owner/director of BHAKTI YOGA SHALA, an innovative bhakti-based yoga studio in Santa Monica, California.    Through chanting Kirtan and teaching Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga, Govind Das's uplifting and inspirational message encourages the process of spiritual awakening and living a fully empowered and creative life centered on love and truth. Govind Das and his wife Radha live in Pacific Palisades California overlooking the Great Pacific Ocean with his wife and 2 children.  Govind Das leads Bhakti Yoga workshops, retreats and presents at festivals and conferences in the US and internationally.    For more information about Govinda Das, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 15:00 - 16:15
COCO LOVE STAGE

15:00

Inner Dance
Speakers
avatar for Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Malaysia, Gaia Dance
“Dance your heart away, it’s a shortcut to happiness. Made by love, for love with love. All love.”Izzat Emir Jalaluddin grew up in Kuala Lumpur, within hip-hop culture, learning about the essence of hip-hop dance and mastering its techniques. A winner of multiple competitio... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 15:00 - 17:00
TEEPEE

16:00

Ojo De Dios (Eye Of The Gods) Mandala Workshop (kids 8+)
Ojo de Dios /oh-ho-day-Dee-ohs/ is Spanish for “Eye of God or the Divine Being.” Aside from the positive effect it brings, one of the beauties of making Ojo de Dios is that it contains a variety of origin and culture. They are sacred objects used for protection and purification, and as portals between the spirit and the material worlds which were originally made by many Native American peoples, notably the Huichol in western Mexico. The Ojo de Dios symbolizes the ability to see and understand unseen things, focusing their worship on nature and the earth.

The four points of the crossed sticks represent earth, air, water, and fire. They are easy to make, quick to learn, and meditative to weave. Aside from the four-sided Ojo de Dios, there are also different patterns of this craft work—it can also be done in eight-sided pattern, depending on the design that one wants to achieve.

When one makes a traditional Ojo de Dios, she or he is expressing a prayer or meditation that the “Eye of God” will either watch over them, or the person for whom they are making the Ojo de Dios. Often they are made for little children as gifts. They accompany wishes of health, long life, and protection.

Speakers
avatar for Faith Lopez

Faith Lopez

Philippines, Visual Arts & Ojo De Dios Mandala Workshops
Born in a family where crochet is a living tradition, Faith is a crafter and a visual artist from Manila, Philippines who works as a marketing person, junior graphic artist, and a writer at present; a wanderlust and a traveller by nature who has a passion for music, culture, and... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

16:00

Staff Dance (all ages 8+)
Speakers
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Forest Schrodt

USA, Poi
Forest Schrodt loves learning and sharing knowledge and is devoted to the compassion path of the Shangrila Peaceful Warrior. This Bhodisatva path is supporting    realization of the beauty way of heaven on earth for all beings, with wonder, curiosity, amazement and gratitude. With over 20 years of performance    and teaching experience, Forest is a pioneer with Fire Dancing in the West coast of The United States. Forest is also a well known visionary jewelry    designer and founder of Liquid Fire Mantra jewelry and ritual dance theatre.He is dedicated to a path of the healer through massage, sound, energy and breath. Additionally, Forest is a Yoga Instructor and DJ specializing in World Fusion Sacred Bass music. Forest is the founder of Bali Flow Temple Enhancement Center for the Arts, a large retreat and and accommodation venue with a large wooden dance floor, located 8km from Ubud. “The timeless truth of the human spirit is found where the logic of science and the discernment of the mind meets with the emotions and infinite wisdom of the heArt. Satnam!  Wahe Guru!We are the light we see in others. It is the sum of the parts that makes the whole.” - Forest SchrodtLearn more about Forest here... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
AMPHITHEATER

16:00

Transformational Dance
This workshop is a journey inwards through our bodies. The human experience happens in many layers simultaneously and often we forget to tap into the wisdom of our physicality. Our movements, postures & interaction with each other & our environment carry very valuable information. Memories are store in the human body more than they are store in the human mind.

In this workshop Layla will guide us through free movement and specific dance patterns into unlocking this information, finding our authentic self-expression. She will help us trace a map that we can take with us and apply anytime we want to connect with the inner wisdom that our avatars posses.
No previous knowledge of dance is required, but deep awareness of our bodies will be encouraged.
Carried by a carefully created soundscape by Dj Kamau Abayomi, Layla will guide us into the magic of remembrance that happens when we let our bones talk, when we listen to our skin & bring awareness to our movements.

Relax and allow yourself to dive deep into your own world, letting your personal mythology emerge and tell you the story as your body knows it; A story that is often more magnificent & inspiring that the one our minds keep on replaying for us.

Speakers
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Layla El Khadri

Spain, Artist, Transformational Dance Therapist & Life Coach
Layla is a transformational coach, empowerment mentor & manifestation guide. Above all she is an artist, one that believes art is a powerful tool for transformation. She is a thought leader in redefining what’s possible in personal life, dreams & career.At BaliSpirit Festival, she will guide a workshop, a dance journey that will take us to experience the transformational power of art. In this case Dance & Music. Inside of each one of us there is an entire world of inner wisdom to unlock, revealing the magnificence that we all carry.Through movement & the soundscape created by Dj Kamau Abayomi she will help us find doorways to the vast information that´s innate in our being and simple ways to utilize this information for healing & to speed up personal growth.For more information about Layla, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
MAIN PAVILION

16:00

ZenThai Shiatsu - The Tiger Meets The Dragon (a joint mobilisation workshop)
Within Chinese Medicine the metal element is represented by the white tiger, precise, strong and pure whilst the wood element is represented by the Emerald dragon, abundant, flowing and generous. This gets played out within our physical, psychological and energetic beings. It is a relationship that dictates our harmonious flow within and out, within our surrounding environment and has a large impact on the health of our joints.
In this class we take a good structural and energetic look at the shoulder joint.
 
Discover a simple yet very effective thai massages sequence that deals with this troublesome joint.

Embrace the depth of Chinese medicine as we  free flowing movement to harmonise the liver and its role towards tendons and ligaments.

Invite the strength and sensitivity  of the tiger to allow the free flowing dance of a happy dragon. Yoga asana and Bodywork with Chinese medicine.



Speakers
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Gwyn Williams

Australia, Zenthai Shiatsu
Zenthai shiatsu was created by Gwyn Williams over 15 years ago, as a fusion of Zen shiatsu, Thai massage and osteopathic technique. The sacredness of touch continues to be his inspiration, the evolution continues whilst welcoming any music or movement form that bring us away from division and back home to unity and ultimately true freedom.Gwyn's work can be explored through his book ' The Zen of touch ', the Zenthai Shiatsu website or the Zenthai healing centers in Australia (Sunny coast, qld) or Bali (Shanti Agung Retreat Centre). More recently the Zenthai bodywork has evolved into a rhythmic, fluid yoga asana practice involving the 5 elements, however it is noted that whenever one is in "a state of trust, curiously exploring and fully engaging in the moment" we are in the practice of Zenthai. For more information about Gwyn, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
POOL PAVILION

16:00

Women's Ceremony
The Divine Feminine is reawakening on Earth. As women, we are in a unique position to activate this frequency in service to greater Healing and Awakening for all. In this Ceremonial Healing Circle we begin by exploring the feminine process of Creation – a processes seeded in receptivity first, love throughout, then nurtured tenderly into manifestation.

We will then begin the needed process of healing our “womb wounds” through energetic and emotional clearing. By healing in this way, we access deeper levels of wisdom, personal power and self-love.

•    This is a Women-only offering.
•    It is participatory and co-creative, held in an energetic container of Sacred Space.
•    (Optional) Bring a journal or notebook for reflection.


Speakers
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Dawn DelVecchio

USA, Women’s Ceremony
Dawn DelVecchio has been studying Goddess lore, facilitating ceremony, offering intuitive guidance, spiritual counsel, and tarot readings for 34 years. Today she also applies the healing and transformational tools of astrology, hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming (NLP), to assist her clients in healing, clearing and actualizing their Sacred Potential.For the past 7 years Dawn has served as a spiritual business coach and marketing consultant for entrepreneurs who seek to grow a business aligned with their Soul Purpose. She has also been a professional writer for 14 years, and is the author of the Amazon #1 Best-Seller: Spirit, Mind & Money.As an Ordained Priestess of the Goddess with the Global Goddess Church, and Ordained Minister with the Universal Life Church, Dawn has been committed to the reawakening of the Divine Feminine on planet Earth for her entire adult life. This commitment to “help women empower themselves” is part of the greater narrative of supporting humanity’s conscious evolution. It has led her on a serendipitous 33 year journey which has taken around the world and deep within for healing.Dawn offers workshops, trainings and gatherings for women and men in the USA, Thailand, Bali, Indonesia and online. She lives most of the year in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved mate, and 3-4 months annually in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the home of her heart.For more information about Dawn, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
HEALING PAVILION

16:00

Dolphin & Whale Sound Journey
Dolphins and Whales hold the vibration of Unconditional Love and are assisting in the acceleration and expansion of our multidimensional awareness, spiritual evolution and activation of our 12 strand DNA.
We come through the Sirian star system before we incarnate on earth so we all have soul remembrances that can be reawakened with ceremony.
On this beautiful journey you will be supported by the use of Sacred Sound, Crystals, Essential Oils and Guided visualisation. You will journey inter-dimensionally through time and space to the Star system of Sirius B with the healing sounds of the Quartz Crystal Didjeridu, Crystal Bowls and other World instruments.
We will then meet the Golden energy of the Avatar Whales and Dolphins, the absolute beacon of unconditional love. With these blessings and initiations we will return safely anchoring these high vibrations into our body and to Mother Gaia Sirian energy is deeply loving and associated with the Great goddess. It is healing, uplifting and transformative.


Speakers
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Kate Porotto

Australia, Fremantle Yoga
Kate Porotto-Nelson is an Australian yoga teacher who has been practicing and teaching for more than twenty years. As a young dancer, Kate studied many disciplines of human movement including Tai Chi, then trained in Iyengar yoga whilst qualifying as a naturopath and masseuse. In Western Australia, Kate found her current teacher Kale Leaf and trained with him for several years. Along her yoga journey she has intensively studied and now teaches a range of yoga styles including therapy, women’s and pregnancy, Ashtanga, restorative, vinyasa and power yoga. She is now recognized in each of these fields as a highly skilled practitioner.As a Senior Yoga Australia teacher, Kate sat on the committee of Yoga Australia for 3 years. In Perth she runs a popular 2-year teacher training program and runs two large yoga schools – Fremantle Yoga Centre and Off the Wall. Kate has 4 kids and is known by local mums as the ‘baby whisperer’. Fertility is Kate's area of special interest and she has helped many women as a Yoga Birthing Doula. Over the years Kate has trained and inspired many teachers and presented at yoga conferences in Australia as well as on international training programs. Kate’s commitment to be of service to her community is her passion, and she loves helping her students to open their hearts and shine their lights bright.For more information about Kate, see... Read More →
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Julian Silburn

Australia, Sound Alchemy
Julian Silburn is a sound healing musician and performer who has over 25 years experience with the Yidaki, (Didgeridoo)In 1997 he was invited by an Aboriginal artist to live and work with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory in Australia. This opportunity greatly deepened his knowledge of Aboriginal art, stories, culture, healing, ceremonial music and earth wisdoms. During this time Julian was culturally adopted by families who have a direct lineage to the Yidaki and Mago.Julian uses a variety of world instruments in his music and sound healing to restore the body’s vibration to its natural harmony and balance.For more information about Julian, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
BALE DOWN

16:00

Jivamukti Open Class Yoga For Advanced Beginners
Speakers
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Arif Sentosa

Indonesia, Advanced Jivamukti Yoga
Arif’s first teacher training was in traditional Hatha Yoga in 1995. He then went onto train in vinyasa yoga and began teaching a combined method of hatha/vinyasa for many years in Jakarta. From this foundation, Arif started to focus on and train in Jivamukti Yoga. He is now th... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
BALE UP

16:00

Journey through the Chakras
Interested in the chakras? Cat’s Chakra sessions are original, powerful and not to be missed!
Join her in this workshop that’s a taster of a longer chakra series and learn about this ancient yogic energetic system. Fun, powerful, and transformative practices combine asana and other movement with breath work and mantra.  This workshop empowers you to live in your body in a whole new way and offers some deep clearing through the power of joy and playfulness. Come prepared to move, breathe, meditate, dance, sweat, and experience your delight and power.
She teaches according to the energy she sees and feels in the group and creates a tailored experience for each and every group. As a result, it's a refreshing and deep practice unique to who shows up. Leave ignited, centered, lighter, and grounded.
Journey Through the Chakras is for practitioners of all levels –  if you’re new to the yogic energetic system or if you’ve been working already in subtle energetics and are interested in learning more.


Speakers
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Cat Kabira

USA, Biodynamic Yoga Energetics
Cat Kabira is a world-renowned yoga teacher trainer and master of the subtle energetic arts. Cat teaches individuals how to tune into their personal power and reconnect with their core truth. Her innovative style invites you to go deeper into the undercurrents of your soul.Cat’s work has taken her around the globe multiple times to places including Bali, the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America. In addition to her work on the mat, she is a lover of learning and playing and enjoys time on the trapeze, bouncing on her trampoline, composing on the piano, writing and exploring other movement modalities such as Pilates, the Gyrotonic Expansion Method, dance, and aerial arts.Yoga with Cat Kabira isn’t yoga as you may know it. You will traverse the unmarked roads of your own experience through movement, subtle energetics, sound and feeling. This is your initiation on the path to set you free.For more information about Cat Kabira, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
SKY PAVILION

16:00

Adventures In Intimacy
co-taught with Paul Teado
Eleanor Roosevelt said it well: "Do one thing every day that scares you". So if the title of this workshop scares you a bit (or a lot), then it’s definitely for you!
We are all born as pure love, connecting freely with others without fear. But throughout our lives, wounds from betrayal, neglect and rejection cause us to subconsciously withdraw from authentic closeness. This workshop uses light and fun tantric exercises to re-tune you back to your natural state, open your heart and deepen your connection with partners, friends, colleagues and family.
FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES ALIKE!
You'll be guided through playful (non-sexual) intimacy and connection activities. Although it’s a light-hearted discovery, most participants experience profound breakthroughs. Romantic partners find this workshop helpful in rekindling connection and passion. Solo adventurers find powerful heart openings, remembering the freedom of closeness.
Step into your fears and open yourself to connect with real people in safe, heart nourishing ways!
~ CREATE DEEPER CONNECTION IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
~ INCREASE YOUR EMPATHY
~ OPEN YOUR HEART
“Being a single male, I was worried that I wouldn’t fit in or that it was more geared to couples -well that wasn’t the case at all. It’s a great workshop for singles and couples. I stepped into new comfort zones and gained real insight into how to have a deeper level of communication with strangers and loved ones. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have a fun heart opening experience.” -Tony, LA
"This was a safe container to explore deep, spiritual intimacy and non-sexual knowing in the company of strangers. Allowing giving and receiving on a human level rarely touched upon by spiritual workshops." - Eric, LA

Speakers
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Leah Santa Cruz

USA, Meditation & Intimacy
After a decade working for high-intensity corporations like Microsoft, Leah turned to meditation, yoga and the healing arts to overcome anxiety and burnout.  After a powerful transformation, she opened a spiritual wellness center in Los Angeles and studied under Master Teachers, Dr. Lorin Roche and Steve Ross.Leah can also be found teaching meditation classes and Intimacy workshops at the barn, as well as leading private retreats around the world. Her private sessions     intuitively combine modalities to help you bust through the barriers holding you back- mentally, physically and spiritually.As a long-time meditator with a degree in Neuropsychology and mindfulness trainings from Google’s “Search Inside Yourself” Institute, Leah’s offerings infuse modern day science with the power of ancient practices. If you’d like to strip away years of stress, deepen your intimate relationships and live a healthy, fulfilled life - book a session with Leah.For more info about Leah, please see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:00 - 18:30
COMMUNITY PAVILION

16:15

Elisa Rose
Speakers
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Elisa Rose

USA, Creative Embodiment, Singer, Songwriter
“I feel naked when I sing my songs. They emerge from the deepest space within me. It is both my greatest delight and vulnerability to share them.”    Elisa Rose is a singer songwriter who beckons listeners into her inner landscape with tenderness, warmth and a honey toned, sultry voice. Her signature    sound follows in the path of her alternative lifestyle, traversing the worlds of soul, devotional, folk and electronic music. Elisa utilizes acoustic    guitar, keyboard, computer production and voice to craft her sound. A student of many schools, Elisa’s upbringing and mentality have consistently registered    outside the mainstream — from being raised by revolutionary parents on a commune in Ojai California to attaining status as a Kirtan Wallah and    studying Indian classical music on the banks of the Ganges. A true lover of humanity and an avid seeker of self-knowledge, her music is imbued with messages of awakening and healing. In addition to her work as a    musician, Elisa is a coach and facilitator. She weaves years of experience in movement practices, somatic therapy, vocal exploration and spiritual    inquiry together to assist groups and individuals in accessing greater levels of freedom, creative expression and connection to essence. You can find Elisa performing at the Coco Love Stage and join her in discovery at her “Creative Embodiment” workshop.For more information about Elise, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 16:15 - 17:30
COCO LOVE STAGE

17:30

17:30

Solfeggio Sound Healing
Solfeggio Sound Healing Journey
Opening and Healing the heart

Julian will lead a deeply relaxing and transformative sound healing session using Sacred Geometry frequencies based on the Golden mean ratio, (Fibonacci sequence).Julian has a selection of specially made Quartz Crystal didjeridus and other Sacred World instruments that are tuned to the Solfeggio frequencies.
These frequencies correspond exactly to the Sacred geometry found in our body having an incredible capacity to cleanse,heal and harmonise the Chakras,(Energy Centres),and the Cellular structures of the body including the DNA.
Some of the particular benefits of Solfeggio Sound healing are
Liberating guilt and fear,Undoing Situations,Facilitating change,Transformation and Miracles,Connecting,Relationships,Expressing,Solutions,Awakening Intuition.
Before the session it will be useful to identify, (Write a list and bring with you on the day)
One-What am I ready to release?,(anything that is not serving our highest good)
Two-What am I ready  to receive ,(anything we identify as for our highest benefit)
Three- Anything we are ready to transform,transmute,reconfigure.
Four-   Anything we are wanting to change.
Five -     
Anything we want specific healing on eg emotionally, physically etc
Be really specific,then it's really important to let go and allow whatever is possible to occur within the session to happen naturally without further prompting.Ideally consider all this leading up to the workshop day then let it go and be in the flow,allowing whatever is for our highest benefit to manifest with ease and grace.
As we shift the old energies we are making space for the new form to manifest


Speakers
avatar for Julian Silburn

Julian Silburn

Australia, Sound Alchemy
Julian Silburn is a sound healing musician and performer who has over 25 years experience with the Yidaki, (Didgeridoo)In 1997 he was invited by an Aboriginal artist to live and work with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory in Australia. This opportunity greatly deepened his knowledge of Aboriginal art, stories, culture, healing, ceremonial music and earth wisdoms. During this time Julian was culturally adopted by families who have a direct lineage to the Yidaki and Mago.Julian uses a variety of world instruments in his music and sound healing to restore the body’s vibration to its natural harmony and balance.For more information about Julian, see... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
POOL PAVILION

18:00

Sacred Chocolate Cacao Ceremony with Jemmita, Matiu Te Huki, Temple Step and Raio
Welcome to a space for singing and dancing our prayers, shedding that which doesn't serve, and celebrating the immense beauty of life on planet earth. Cacao (the pure base of chocolate), known as “the elixir of the Gods”, is a powerful and sacred plant medicine that has been used ceremonially for thousands of years across Central and South America. BaliSpirit Festival pays respects to the ancient while creating a ritual form entirely our own, featuring beautiful live and DJ’d music and facilitated experiences to support us in rising together in love and gratitude. The ceremony will be guided by a collective of core BaliSpirit family members, but the power, grace, and joy of it will come from each and every individual. As the Quechua say: Ayllu Masikunapa! We are all one Family!

Speakers
avatar for Matiu Te Huki

Matiu Te Huki

New Zealand, Soulful Roots Music
Matiu has a background in traditional Maori performing arts, theater and music. He has performed with the likes of Fat Freddies drop, Rhombus, Pitch Black, Tiki Taane, Anika Moa and many more of New Zealand's top artists. The soul stirring messages in Matiu's music are positive... Read More →
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Jemmita

USA, Anchoring The Light
Ancient wisdom for a Modern age.    Remember who You are. Awaken your Potential!    Anchoring the Light is a process of awakening to our fullest potential and remembering the truth of who we really are - our Divine Nature beyond the  Mind. Respectfully and reverently merging aspects of Ritual and Ceremony from Ancient traditions and weaving them into a modern accessible way. We come together in powerful prayer to open the Realm and the Gateway to Spirit – to call in a new way for ourselves, Pacha Mama and all of her children.     When we heal ourselves, we heal the world. When we live our dreams, we give others permission to live theirs also.    Find Bali Spirit Festival friend and beautiful soul, Jemmita with the Sacred Chocolate Cacao Ceremony on Thursday. Jemmita will be joined for the Ceremony by festival friends... Read More →
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Raio

USA/ Bali, Ecstatic Dance
Raio (Rob Weber) is a producer, musician and DJ who’s been uplifting the tribe in Bali for a dozen years. An eco-community steward and co-founder of the BaliSpirit Festival, Raio has played a key role in the evolution of the conscious scene on the island. He’s a resident DJ f... Read More →
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Temple Step

Australia, Global Dance
Music Producer, DJ, Sonic Ceremonialist and Sound Healer, Temple Step brings his multicultural ingenious influences and diverse electronic music genres, taking the listener on a dance journey throughout planetary cultures and beyond. Temple Step brings over 25 year’s experience... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 18:00 - 19:30
MAIN STAGE LAWN

18:00

Manisan Premiere Abundance Dinner
Featuring a gourmet dinner at one of Ubud’s premier restaurants, join us before the night concerts surrounded by a stunning Balinese backdrop with sunset live music.

This dinner is included in the Abundance Pass and NOT open to other ticketholders.

Location: Manisan Restaurant on Jln. Hanoman in Ubud (Next to Coco Supermarket)


Thursday April 5, 2018 18:00 - 20:00
UBUD

19:30

MINUK
Speakers
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Minük

Colombia/ Sweden, Devotional Medicine Music
Minük’s sound is characterized by weaving voices and strings in a swirling harmonious tapestry rooted in South American and African percussion. Almunis and Marcus take turns leading and supporting each other, seamlessly flowing between English and Spanish songs. The duo met at... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 19:30 - 20:30
MAIN STAGE LAWN

20:45

GISELLE
Speakers
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Giselle

USA, Tribal Electronic Medicine Music
Giselle is an international performing and recording artist and composer, who is also recognized for her musical healing contributions in the medicine community via singing and her flute working with various different Native American tribes, organizations and ceremonies. She has... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 20:45 - 21:45
MAIN STAGE LAWN

21:45

PACHAMANTRA
Speakers
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Raio

USA/ Bali, Ecstatic Dance
Raio (Rob Weber) is a producer, musician and DJ who’s been uplifting the tribe in Bali for a dozen years. An eco-community steward and co-founder of the BaliSpirit Festival, Raio has played a key role in the evolution of the conscious scene on the island. He’s a resident DJ f... Read More →


Thursday April 5, 2018 21:45 - 23:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

23:00

23:00

Bonfire Music Jam
Thursday April 5, 2018 23:00 - Friday April 6, 2018 00:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN
 
Friday, April 6
 

07:00

Pranayama ~ Merging Breath and Union
 This is a level one class (60mins) offering an introduction Pranayama and Kriya for concentration, clarity and relaxation. Finding stillness in the movement. Connecting with the stillness with in.

Speakers
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Gaylord Morales

Panama/ USA, Ojas Yoga
Originally from Panama, Gaylord Morales moved to the United States as a young child. An avid athlete, Gaylord excelled in all sports, honing his team spirit    through Baseball and Outrigger. Later in life, his path led him towards Yoga and the Healing Arts. Since his shift, Ga... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 07:00 - 07:45
BALE UP

08:00

QI GONG
An invigorating opening and release program of Qigong and movement to get all the joints open and soft, dissolving any tensions or stiffness in the joints and tissues. Then to build up the energy inside the body with very simple Qigong practices to get people to really acknowledge how good they feel. Finishing with a graceful yogic flow of Qigong movements, integrating the 2 practices.


Speakers
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Simon Calder

UK, Life Force QiGong
Sai Calder has been studying and working with the body and its energy system, in relation to health and medicine in movement for over 20 years. Studying many systems with many teachers of, Qigong, Dynamic Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Martial Arts, Health Coaching, Functional Fascia Training, Chinese Medicine and Resistance Strength Training.     Sai has travelled to India, Bali, Thailand, Nepal, Europe to learn and practice these systems from their source. Life-Force Dynamics is the integration of all these forms into a complete system of Health and Spiritual Training.His main focus is aligned with reducing and releasing the built up residual tensions in the body, emotions, mind and spirit. To offer a framework and direction that assists in all functions of the body mind system to stay free of further problems and to promote a simple straight forward system that can be shared by anyone to aid in the relief of suffering, allowing the inspired potential of each person to be activated and understood. To wash away the weights inflicted by life, releasing to life, to become more alive.For more information about Sai, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

08:00

Jivamukti Open Class
TBA

Speakers
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Arif Sentosa

Indonesia, Advanced Jivamukti Yoga
Arif’s first teacher training was in traditional Hatha Yoga in 1995. He then went onto train in vinyasa yoga and began teaching a combined method of hatha/vinyasa for many years in Jakarta. From this foundation, Arif started to focus on and train in Jivamukti Yoga. He is now th... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE UP

08:00

Lotus Flow - Wild & Free
Let the Divine move YOU! The time is NOW for us to step into the fullness of our being and create global high vibes…Through music, movement, mantra and intention this Lotus Flow experience will leave you tapped in to your SOURCE! 
**Lotus Flow TM is the yoga flow experience heralding from Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers in USA… The balance of structure and freedom in the vinyasa flow inspires us to tap our wild & free nature…Come and experience this for yourSELF.  


Speakers
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Deborah Langley

Australia, The Law of Attraction
Currently found teaching Lotus Flow & working closely with Dana Trixie Flynn at Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers NYC, Deborah Langley has spent the past 20 years on a journey that began in the fitness industry and morphed in the study of yoga, self enquiry, and our ability to step into the power we inherently have to create and manifest...Over the years, Deborah has invested time & energy in many forms of yoga, from Ashtanga to Bikram to Hatha to Vinyasa, the latter being her chosen practice to get into happy zone, the flow state, or hOMe! Deborah found that a challenging Vinyasa Yoga practice made the connection of body, mind and spirit more accessible - in a way that reveals the 'issues in our tissues’ and offers a direct opportunity to make friends with pains and emotions on this path to inner peace. A journey with skin rashes over a period of years lead her down a meant-to-be-journey to explore the mind-body relationship and how all of this relates to our spirit. “There was a time when I couldn’t even practice physical poses; it became more about mastering the mind through making peace with what IS, and DEFINITELY playing my harmonium."In recent years, Deborah is most inspired to share the teachings of The Law of Attraction. “Each experience leads us to the next, and I guess my path was asking me to question my energy set up and how I can become more masterful at managing what Im putting out for. When we are happy, we are more available to serve. Step one is to do the work to get in the happy zone."“Many people consider the Law of Attraction to be system of philosophy that we either believe in or we don’t”, says Deborah. “And yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s a Universal Law, like gravity, and it’s in play whether we believe in it or not. So I say the sooner we be-friend the process, the sooner we can re-claim conscious influence over our life’s experiences. I’m on the path like everyone else, and no doubt it’s a daily practice. My theory is that the more of us on it, the faster we can evolve together, back to our LIGHT."Deborah has studied intuitive healing therapies with Brandon Bays ( Journey Therapy), and Simon and Yvette Rose, (Reference Point Therapy). Foundations of healing gained through this study are incorporated into Deborah’s Yoga classes & retreats.Deborah’s Yoga teachers include Dana Trixie Flynn (Laughing Lotus), Abby (Katonah Yoga NYC)Baron Baptiste (Baptiste), Duncan Peak, (Power Living Australia), Tiffany Cruikshank (Yoga Medicine) & Noah Maze (Yoga Maze).Sessions with Deborah offer the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with your SELF. You can expect philosophy that leads us to our happy place, and Vinyasa Flow that feels GOOD!For more info on Deborah, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
SKY PAVILION

08:00

Partner Acrobatics and Physical Comedy Workshop
Speakers
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Joan & Hannah

USA, UpLift Physical Theatre
Joan Howard is a physical theatre creator, slapstick acrobat and clown, co-founder of the ensemble theatre company Idiot String and the other half of the    acrobatic clown duo, Max & Antoinette. Joan teaches physical comedy at San Francisco Circus Center’s Clown Conservatory, clowns with the Medical    Clown Project, and is a slapstick choreographer for Bay Area Children's Theatre. She is a graduate of Flying Actor Studio’s Physical Theatre Conservatory. Joan is compassionate and devoted to inciting delight, and provoking meaningful human interaction through play.    Hannah (AcroJester) is a movement-theatre creator, clown, and teaching artist based in San Francisco, a core member of UpLift Physical Theatre and one half of the acrobatic clown duo, Max & Antoinette. Hannah is a ferociously earnest fool at heart, disarming the world through joyful play, physical engagement, and authentic connection. In San Francisco, Hannah manages the youth circus performance program at AcroSports, works as a clown with the Medical Clown Project, teaches at the Clown Conservatory in San Francisco and performs with Clowns Without Borders, providing entertainment in crisis situations as a means of psychological support to communities who have suffered trauma. For more information about Joan and Hannah, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
POOL PAVILION

08:00

Shamanic Yoga Flow
Shamanic yoga is a walk between the worlds, using our bodies as the ribbon between heaven and earth. This workshop invokes the power of ritual, as we create a sacred space and call on shamanic traditions from around the world to bless our practice.
We’ll use drums, rattles, and the shape shifting powers of our bodies to connect with earth and sky, animal totems, and – ultimately – a deeper realization of who we really are.

Speakers
avatar for Levi Banner

Levi Banner

USA, Shamanic Yoga Flow, Astrology & Sacred Cacao Elemental Dance
With a warm smile, an energetic hug, and sly sense of humor, Levi Banner draws you into his world – teaching the spiritual sciences for healing and transformation. Yoga, Breathwork, and Astrology comprise his trinity of mystical knowledge. He creates a safe, peaceful classroom space where students can learn and grow to their fullest potential. Levi’s specialties are a strong, consistent vinyasa yoga practice; precious yet powerful pranayama practice; relaxing and healing restorative yoga, and divining deep astrological insights through the cosmic viewpoint.Levi is also a Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. Mystery, transformation, and healing magically combine as he leads intensive Shamanic Breathwork journeys, helping participants reconnect to their highest selves. By gifting students with personal empowerment and self-healing, he strives to create a community of open-hearted difference makers with world-changing potential.Levi can be found teaching at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali, or traveling the shamanic path as he conducts workshops and immersions around the globe. In Yoga, Levi is rated E-RYT 500, the highest level of Yoga Alliance certification. Enlightened techniques and ancient philosophies learned through his studies in India, Guatemala, Sedona, and Bali are transmitted into his practice, gracing students with an unusually well-rounded experience and profound lifetime benefits.For more information about Levi, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN PAVILION

08:00

Soul Flow Yoga Meditation
Soul Flow Yoga Meditation
with Shirin Anjuna is derived from the energy of the heart. It is focused on finding and getting a feel for yourself and connecting with the essentials. Yoga practice is energetic and healing for the entire system. Yoga practice acts on all levels – the body, the mind and the soul. Focusing on the energy centres of the body in connection with deep breathing allows the class to be extremely healing.With Pranajama breathing technique, we inevitably cleanse our soul and strengthen ourselves from within. The aim is finding peace within yourself, experiencing felicity and bliss. The energetic healing power of Shirin takes place on a spiritual level. She opens the heart, clears the mind and transforms old energies and patterns. The soul reveals it self in all it’s greatness and beauty. We get in touch with our true self and we will see things clearer. Healing processes will be activated, karmic entanglements will be dissolved, the spirit will be free. Transformation and expansion of self consciousness on all spiritual levels will be activated. You will experience bliss, inner peace and love.

Speakers
avatar for Shirin Anjuna

Shirin Anjuna

Germany, Spiritual Healer. Soul Guidance
Shirin Anjuna is a spiritual healer, mindfulness coach and yoga teacher. Her holistic healing sessions focus on transformations guided by heaven and earth    to open your heart, activate your soul power, and clear your mind. Shirin's function as a medium between the worlds blends her training from the Orient with the Occident; she has learned to connect the opposites and to    draw strength from it. Touched by extensive yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, spiritually mentored by Mari Nil (Salubrious) and proficient    in Kundalini Activation, Shirin has been an active healer since 2012. Shirin’s focus at BaliSpirit Festival 2018 is on clearing the paths towards Enlightenment, guided by the Spirit of Love, where ego does not have access. In this space we are whole, we are full of bliss - we are in paradise. From this space - from this beautiful light we can create our very own paradise. Shirin facilitates women's groups as well as light healing codes that will give you the power to reorder your life, reposition yourself and to realize    your own worth.You can find Shirin in her work shops of offering individual healing sessions in the healing huts.Learn more about Shirin Anjuna & Soul Light Being(tm) intuitive counseling, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE DOWN

08:00

Sufi Movement Meditation
In this session, we will dive deeper into the art of movement meditations, specifically using repetitive dance to find our centre. Working between the third and fourth energy centers, we will use the navel and heart, respectively, to open our inner centering channel, preparing for a powerful active meditation inspired by Osho and based on the heart-centered Sufi tradition. This meditation technique uniquely uses repetitive dance & whirling to bring awareness to our hara (centre). So often we are pulled into the cyclone of impermanence, misidentification, circular thoughts and runaway emotions; this technique empowers us through dance to find the centre of the cyclone and to rest in a place of compassionate witnessing, untouched and unaffected by the peripheral storm. Come and enjoy this dance meditation and let it lead you to your Self. Suitable for beginners or advanced practitioners and modifications are available for those with physical limitations.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Sawyer

Amber Sawyer

USA/ Singapore, Satsangasing
Returning to BaliSpirit Festival for the 4th year, Amber Sawyer, an Embodiment Facilitator, shares the joy of living through holistic practices of yoga, active meditations, and elemental wellness. With over 17 years of study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, Amber brings a unique perspective on healing and self-discovery through the influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms. From 2009 - 2017, Amber founded a community in the heart of Singapore known as Satsanga where she has offered weekly active meditation and yoga classes, Kirtans and community events. After enjoying the conscious birth of her little one, Amber currently travels the world with her family, inspiring holistic living through her practice of Embodied Elementals, an offering of Elemental Health Coaching, active meditation, yoga, retreats, immersions and conscious festival organization.Amber teaches Active Meditations, which are structured meditation methods that consciously bring the practitioner from the periphery to the center of the storm, to that place of witnessing, to that place where one can reside in awareness while all continues to exist around them. By using movement or sound, combined with full attention, Amber step by step activates mindfulness in her classes, subtle sensations are felt, she guides students to move from the outside in, becoming aware of body, breath, physical sensations, emotions, thoughts and the gaps of silence in between them. It is in this place of watchfulness to become free to fully experience the present moment. These methods use movement and sound, they are easy to learn and quite profound especially when practiced in a group.For more information about Amber, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
AMPHITHEATER

09:00

Waking Up: Opening Up Your Unique Spiritual Gifts ~ Light Activation Live Session
Speakers
avatar for Baji Grace

Baji Grace

Canada, Catalyst Breakthrough
Baji is a Spiritual Catalyst who helps awaken gifts, clear blocks and personal limits and awaken to their highest possibility. She’s CEO of Disruptive Radiance and Exuberance Beauty Inc, host of Baji TV, and hosts Retreats internationally. She has worked with and taught thousan... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
HEALING PAVILION

09:00

Yoga For Beginners
Yoga for Beginners class description: This Yoga For Beginners practice is perfect for beginners but also nice for those looking for a mindful back to basics class. Explore downward-facing dog, warrior, chaturanga and more!

Speakers
avatar for Lesly Damai

Lesly Damai

USA, Yoga For Beginners
Working as a nurse in Los Angeles, Lesly’s passion to help others led her to pursue humanitarianism through travel. Spending time in Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India also allowed her to deepen her spiritual practice and follow her dream of practicing yoga with renowned practitioners. Lesly’s practice and teaching approach was shaped by her guru, Yogananda Namito, a life-long and direct disciple of B. K. S. Iyengar. Namito has studied with many great masters such as Swami Satyananda, J. Krishnamurti, Patabhi Jois and Iyengar.In Ubud, Bali she continued her practice in the spiritual and healing center of Indonesia and became a certified reiki master. Currently you can find Lesly teaching at the Ubud Yoga House, she specializes in beginners yoga. She loves sharing her passion for spiritual balance and devotes herself to exploring this, both as a teacher and a student. For more information about Lesly, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

09:30

Face Painting (kids 7+)
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Looping

Lisa Looping

Austria, FlyLight Yoga For Kids
Lisa is based in Vienna but loves to travel across the globe to share her love for yoga and hula hooping with the world. Yoga has been part of her live for more than 15 years. In 2013 she felt her call to start teaching and sharing her practise.Following her motto: “Do more of what makes you happy!” Lisa has transformed two of here biggest passions into her profession: Yoga and Hooping. When teaching    and performing worldwide she is aiming to inspire more people to try the same. Her ultimate goal: Contributing to other people’s happiness and leading    a meaningful life while enjoying the process. Lisa discovered long time ago that working with children is not only inspiring but also a great way to    re-connect with your own inner child. Integrating more playfulness into every day life should be equally important for kids and adults! Empowering    the next generation and helping them to discover balanced body-mind awareness has a huge potential, will raise happy humans and make this world a better place.For more information about Lisa, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

09:30

Kids Yoga and Movement (kids all ages)
Speakers
avatar for Brittany Dunn

Brittany Dunn

USA, Yoga and Fitness Coach
Brittany is a Yoga and Fitness coach who’s studied and trained in the US, China, Hong Kong, India and Thailand and holds a Yoga Alliance 200-Hr in Hatha    and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga & Ayurvedic Nutrition, as well as 95 Hr Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Certification. A functional training coach, she    also specializes in Pilates, Dance, HIIT, and strength training. In conjunction with several Montessori and MI Kindergartens in Beijing, she’s run Mindful Music & Movement, Fitness, Drama, Dance and Kid’s Yoga programs, after school workshops and Stress Management Focused trainings, retreats    and professional development for teachers. She’s a trainer in residence for the International Montessori Institute of Beijing and wrote the Music &    Movement required module for graduation. A high energy coach, she strives to help those of all ages find enjoyable ways of moving their bodies while    engaging their creativity. She uses a holistic approach to help educate students in various mind body practices to find control and strengthen mobility    in their bodies in order to feel good at any age.    For more information about Brittany Dunn, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

10:00

Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Speakers
avatar for Michael Hallock

Michael Hallock

USA, Watsu & Healing Dance Aquatic Bodywork
Watsu with Michael Hallock & Satya BurgerWater soothes and supports as you float effortlessly, receiving stretch and massage and liberating movement. Watsu is in an extremely nurturing form of bodywork which reminds us of our own intrinsic safety, timelessness, and peace.At Bali... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:00 - 12:00
SWIMMING POOL

10:15

Dancing With Rumi
Inspired by a series of poems on connection to divine love by Sufi poets, Rumi, Hafiz, & Lala, this workshop is designed take you through the doorway of dizziness, to the land of childlike glee as you return to the simple act of spinning. Children are natural spinners. You, too, can use this simple and profound tool to spin your chakras, emptying excess energy, while replacing depleted energy.

Dancing with Rumi uses the structure of the SpiritDance™ ecstatic dance practice to introduce the eight doorways or portals to becoming an ecstatic dancer and poet.  These portals open the 8 chakras, and invite the embodiment of the quality each governs:  Grounded, Creative, empowered, heartful, truthful, visionary, conscious and energized.

Join Ellen for letting go of old baggage, spinning your chakras and returning to the playground of your childhood. Be prepared for ecstatic moments.

Best on an empty stomach, barefooted, in the grass.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson

USA, Touching Essence™ & Esalen® Massage Dancing With Rumi™
Ellen Watson is celebrating her 35th year on the Healing Arts staff and faculty at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and her 11th year at BaliSpirit Festival!Ellen, creator of Touching Essence, a multi-sensory, multi-cultural, shamanic approach to healing through touch, a senior trainer of Esalen Massage & Bodywork, and creator of Dancing with Rumi. Ellen has also been running the not for profit educational organization: MovingVentures International Healing Arts she founded in 1996.Annually at the Bali Spirit Festival, Ellen offers instructional, participatory workshops in massage and bodywork along with an international team of men and women, certified in Touching Essence™, and Esalen® Massage & Bodywork. Each workshop includes: a short philosophical download & hands on learning in giving and receiving skilled and sensitive touch. Each student learns directly from one of Ellen’s faculty, and works in tandem. In addition, Ellen offers Dancing with Rumi, a dancing, spinning, poetic moving meditation practice.Ellen believes that the core of all healing begins in the realm of heart and spirit. Among her great pleasures are opening the door for people to dance, to sing, to play and pray, to touch and be touched. Ellen and the faculty of MovingVentures offer residential retreats, certifications and teacher trainings throughout the year in Bali, Big Sur, and other inspiring global locations.This year Ellen will co-teach a few classes with Kim Collier & Maria Alfaro.For more information about Ellen, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

10:15

Organic Tribal Dance
Combination of blindfold dance, breathing exercises and intention by the music of dynamic percussive rhythms and organic healing sounds. Group ritual for healing and transformation, natural high state that leads to spiritual awakening, mental clarity, and emotional well-being.
Since the beginning, human kind used dance and sound as a bridge to connect with the spirit. For example, Native americans made the eagle and the bear dance to achieve their strength and courage, in Hawaiian the elements dance was used to pray for water, fire, air and earth,
Welcome to this inner journey, beyond the normal perception of space and time! Without seeing with the physical eyes, the dancers open the other senses and access an another level of perception...For the integration we will have a long final relaxation with live music. Deep & ancestor journey!

Speakers
avatar for Terra & Pedro

Terra & Pedro

Brazil/ Portugal, Organic Healing Sound
Pedro is a musician passionate about exotic sounds and different ways to express prayers through music. He has dedicated the last 15 years of his life deep in research on sound healing, meditation, yoga and living a sustainable lifestyle.This journey for a deeper approach on music brought Pedro to specialize in different therapeutic sounds, where he has collected a large variety of instruments from all over the globe to create music and soundscapes that help the listener to reach a space of inner connection, silence and peace. Some of the instruments he plays are: hang drum, ngoni, guitar, tibetan and quartz singing bowls, monocord, gong, Native American flute and many others.In India, Pedro became a hatha yoga and yoga therapy instructor and also studied mantra chanting, drupad (ancient Indian classical music), vipassana meditation and became a Deeksha trainer at Oneness University. Pedro wanted to go further with his studies which brought him deep into the Amazon rainforest, were he spent some time with the Yawanawa tribe (Acre, Brazil). There he got in touch with their traditional ancestral medicines and he learnt some of their ancient sacred healing songs. It was in Barcelona where Pedro studied electronic music production at SAE, music harmony and also learned overtone singing.Nowadays, together with his life partner, Pedro dedicates himself to offer yoga retreats and to facilitate workshops, sound journeys and healing experiences in major festivals of new consciousness and yoga conferences around the globe.Find out more about Pedro at... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE DOWN

10:15

Beautiful Life ~ Sacred Workshop For Women
A sacred workshop inspired from various mindful rituals across cultures and the Goddess archetypes that helped women rediscover their inner radiance. Rituals and knowledge that helped heal, energize, empower and smile. The session includes Sweet Spot a body breath practice that helps you heal, use of special blend of aromatherapy oil, meditation and soothing chants.

Speakers
avatar for Nuthan Manohar

Nuthan Manohar

India, Inner Healing, Meditation & Ritual
Nuthan Manohar, is an MSc in Yoga and a behaviour specialist. She has 15 years of expertise in influencing community and individual behaviour and has been selected as among the top yoga therapists in India, success icon in Kerala etc. Her community projects have become UN case studies for best practices. She is the founder of Me Met Me, a school to improve quality of life through empathy, compassion and intuition. She used to manage strategy for Asia Pacific Countries for global clients, it was in 2010 that she decided to pursue her passion for yoga, healing and transforming lives. She invites you to radiate health and joy by letting go of pain and negativity, to embrace life, to get motivated and to realize the true potential of both your body and mind. She has taught in South East Asia, Middle East and Europe. For more information about Nuthan, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
POOL PAVILION

10:15

Alchemy of Breath
Speakers
avatar for Anthony Abbagnano

Anthony Abbagnano

Italy/ Bali, Alchemy of Breath
Anthony Abbagnano is the founder of The Alchemy of Breath and has 11 years’ experience in many different breath styles, these include: Rebirthing, LeBoyer, Holotropic, Transformational, Sufi Breathing, and Pranayama. He runs a global school of breathwork facilitation as well as online and live workshops and courses. He employs Motivational Speaking, Shamanic studies, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Bodytalk Therapy, Conscious Loving Coaching (Hendricks Institute), Sound Healing, Medicine and Aromatherapy into his breathwork studies. As a result of his own healing journey, including the survival and transformation from a near-death experience, Anthony holds tender space for the healing journey of others, transforming what has troubled them in the past into the joy and ecstasy that a breathwork practice provides. Alchemy of Breath is a series of breathing practices that restore our self-awareness, love and compassion. What if there was something right under your nose that could change the way you see the world? In breathwork workshops with Anthony you will discover breathing techniques that have immediate effect and can be incorporated instantly into your daily life, improving your relationship with yourself, and therefore with the world around you. If you believe ‘the only way out is in’ then the Alchemy of Breath could be for you.For more information about Alchemy of Breath, for free weekly webinars, upcoming events, short courses, trainings and news, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
MAIN PAVILION

10:15

African Drumming Meditation with Chocolako & Catur
Anke dje African Drumming Meditation
Meditative drumming is a powerful tool that sends healing messages to the mind, body and soul. There’s a resonance that triggers a remembrance that all is well and as it should be. This ‘return to now’ feeling, as described by previous participants, provides nourishment on a cellular level. Drumming is highly important to life in rural Africa because it breaks through mundane thinking and turn moments into rhythmic, high vibrational quest. 
Drumming and drum circles are also gaining recognition as a valuable method in shifting from dis-ease to real-ease and stress reduction. Various drumming techniques are being used all over the world to heal people with health issues such as, anxiety, cancer, stress, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease to name just a few.

Speakers
avatar for Chocolako

Chocolako

Nigeria/ USA, African Drumming Meditation
“… we all return to a point of love in this raw journey called life"- Chocolako Vibrant, soul-stirring, colorful and passionate, with an infectious smile that reaches back to Nigeria, Chocolako (Choc to her friends)    brings her unique gifts to your practice of yoga & meditation.Yoga with Choc is grounded in the integration of love, awareness and trust. No two classes are ever the same because You are different each time you step    on the mat. But don’t be surprised if you laugh, release and even wiggle with your giggle when you practice with this extraordinary teacher.Choc’s Nigerian heritage revealed the benefits of healing through prayer and the power of linking to elders in the ancestral world. Her quest to understand    energy, balance and her “HEALher” capabilities led Chocolako to a professional career in public health. As a hospital administrator Choc worked in    the critical care division that brought her face to face with trauma, forgiveness and death.Life is a raw journey. In 2003 the sudden death of her best friend’s mother compelled Choc to seek a deeper meaning to life. She discovered yoga and dedicated    her self to the study of Hatha, Asthanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow. She subsequently graduated as a yoga teacher after 500 hours with Les Leventhal.    She now leads retreats and workshops combining yoga, journaling, nutrition, and fun excursions. In addition to teaching Yoga, Choc holds an MBA from Cass Business School in London, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance with E-RYT200, RYT 500 and YACEP designations.     Merging her African heritage, her love of yoga and her care for the human spirit, Choc and friends create a unique offering for the Bali Spirit Festival.    Her first year presenting at BaliSpirit Festival, Choc and friends will combine "Anke Dje" drumming, yoga and meditation to support    the elevation of peace, love and attunement.Anke Dje translates as “everyone gather together in peace”. For more information about Chocolako, please check her... Read More →
avatar for Catur Hariwijaya

Catur Hariwijaya

Indonesia, African-Inspired Drum Circle
A dynamic world musician from East Java, Catur plays more than twenty instruments and specializes in drumming traditions from West Africa and Indonesia.He is passionate about uniting traditional music styles, regularly composing and performing works that draw upon traditions from... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

10:15

Heart Opening Kundalini
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful yoga practice designed to heal and revitalize the body, open the heart and awaken the spirit. Come join Greg for a transformative and heart opening beginner level class, which is open to all levels of practitioners to come together as a group and raise our collective vibration. At the end of the practice we blast off with a powerful heart opening group chant and meditation. Pure bliss. Try not to hug someone afterwards.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kaps

Greg Kaps

Canada/ Bali, Sacred Heart Yoga
"Life is a Divine Leela (play); Let's embrace our differences, support each other through the challenges, learn how to laugh at ourselves, and have gratitude for the gift of life around us." Greg is a sensitive, creative and earth conscious spirit by nature. When he found yoga, it was like coming home. Greg spent years traveling and teaching worldwide, taught over 9,000 public classes, leads international workshops, trainings, and maintains a devoted self practice and commitment to personal inquiry and growth.Rooted in Classical Hatha, and influenced by many styles and beloved gurus; his classes are fun, focused, and very naturally flowing; lightheartedly exploring and embracing our shared humanness. Greg is also a seasoned and passionate musician and Kirtanist, having lead charity Kirtans for years. Don't be surprised if you find yourself in a "cirque de soliel" pose one minute, then busting over in ridiculous group laughter or a blissful a singalong the next! Greg also brings pranayama and meditation into each class providing a truly balanced, grounded and holistic experience. Greg has over 2000 hours of experience and is a YRT-500 teacher. His second year living in Bali and teaching at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, this is Greg’s  first year teaching at the BaliSpirit Festival. This year Greg will offer Yoga Nidra sessoions and workshops in  Kundalini, Pranayama, Restorative and Tibetan Heart. For more information about Greg... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
AMPHITHEATER

10:15

Pirate Booty Yoga
Arrrrghhhh it’s Pirate Booty Yoga Time! Gathaaaarr up ye're grog aaay be prepped and jigged to set sail on "The Drift" art boat, and get sweaty wet!
Strong plank'll be held and walked ... arrrghhh yer bootie’s will be a glistening… Beauties!! Take ye sea-hearted self and come to a Yoga workshop that’ll pleeezzzz yer jewelz!

Speakers
avatar for Gypsy

Gypsy

USA, Pirate Booty Yoga & S.A.Y. LOVE
Gypsy Bast is a unique Yoga and meditation teacher, Pilates master, healer, and performance artist with over 22 years experience and counting. She's an energy shape-shifter who's trained Cirque du Soleil shows, traveled through many countries to share her work, and has helped thousands of people overcome pain, trauma, and fears with her teachings.She is known for her uplifting positive attitude and the myriad of modalities which she integrates for each new audience.She helps students intelligently discover to source their own energy power with practice and laughter.... All by sharing from her heart, and loving each day as a new miracle with joy and gratitude."I aim to inspire people to move with awareness, acceptance, and flow freely from one evolving stage of life to the next. My Dharma is to help others feel amazing and return to the source of wellness within all, again and again. When we express as inspired, spirit moves through us freely.”For more information about Gypsy, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
SKY PAVILION

10:15

Warrior Structure
Welcome to this Warrior Structure module! Here we will map out the lovely precision of our body's natural design to discover exactly how we stand into power and hold our even ground with Sthira Sukham Asanam (Steady, Happy Connection), which is the primary yogic teaching of body-life structuring; being a steady, comfortable connection with the ground and all aspects of breath and life. Starting from our origins as powerful beings on earth, we will cover all aspects of VIrabhadrasana (Warrior Pose) stance infrastructure, with an emphasis on anatomical position, the roots of Warrior pose origins, and their influence over most known dynamic poses practiced today.

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Wong

Duncan Wong

Japan, Yogic Arts
Duncan Wong is the creator of the Yogic Flow Arts system and the originator of California warrior yoga in the west. He is well known as the world’s leading proponent in the field of yogic flow motion dynamics that infuses the natural balance of mantra wisdom, warrior technology and healing bodywork therapy. His passion is to assist and witness the unfolding of people’s humanity via a stick and Stone Age approach to mindfulness. His transpersonal approach to body-mind healing has had a profound effect on countless people, and his integrated experience in the global fields of Vinyasa Yoga, Zen Martial Arts and Bodywork spans four decades. He trained with and taught many of the best in the yogic, martial arts and performance circles, and is delighted to bring his rich flavor to the training menu."Be yourself again" ~ Master WongFor information about Duncan Wong, please see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE UP

10:15

Papermoon Puppet Making
Speakers
avatar for Papermoon Puppet Theatre

Papermoon Puppet Theatre

Indonesia, Puppet Show
Papermoon Puppet Theatre is a contemporary puppet theatre in Indonesia. Papermoon have a variety of workshops for all ages and also also take part in PESTA BONEKA, an International Puppet Theatre Festival, held twice a year.Papermoon’s aim is to showcase puppetry for all ages and is the brainchild of Maria “Ria” Tri Sulistyani, a childrens illustrator, writer and former actress. Papermoon was established in 2006 in Yogyakarta as an art space to nurture the younger generation’s interest in the art world.Papermoon has toured around the world including in Berlin; Darwin Festival; AIR Koganecho, Yokohama; Asean Puppetry Festival, Singapore; and at the Ishara Puppet Festival, New Delhi.Their past shows includes: NODA LELAKI DI DADA MONA (Yogyakarta, 2008), DALAM SEBUAH PERJALANAN / ON A JOURNEY (2008), collaboration between 5 artists from Indonesia, Mexico, France and Australia, NOTHINGS PERFECT, HONEY.. I SAY SORRY (Hooyong Perfoming Arts Centre, South Korea, 2009), GIFTS FROM KOREA (Yogyakarta, 2009), TWO SHOES FOR DANCING (Valentine Willie Fine Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009), POHON KECIL-PUPPET VIDEO (2009), collaboration with Ma Petite Crokette (France), NO MORE WAITING (Puppet Uprising, Philadelphia, US, 2009), MAU APA-New York version (Spaghetti Dinner-Judson Memorial Church, New York, US, 2009), SUITCASE OF LIFE (Puppet Blok-Dixon Place, New York, US; and Puppet Cabaret, St. Stephen Church, Washington DC, US, 2009), MWATHIRIKA (Yogyakarta, Jakarta, 2010-2011), MAU APA-India version (Ishara International Puppet Festival, New Delhi, 2011), SECANGKIR KOPI DARI PLAYA (2011), LAKI-LAKI LAUT (2013, HIDE AND SEEK (Museum of Art Kochi, Japan, 2015), THE OLD MAN'S BOOKS (Thailand, 2016), and SUARA MUARA (Singapore Art Museum, 2016)For more information about Papermoon Puppet, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:15
THE WHISPER ZONE

10:15

Creative Embodiment ~ Empower Your Voice and Body
Connect to the power of your voice, the intelligence of your body and the creativity of your essence with singer-songwriter and facilitator, Elisa Rose. Through a journey of somatic practices, vocal exercises and guided meditation, Elisa invites you to expand the palette of colors from which you create your life.  She weaves her years of movement therapy, spiritual inquiry and work as a performing musician to create a container for personal expansion, healing and creative embodiment.

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Rose

Elisa Rose

USA, Creative Embodiment, Singer, Songwriter
“I feel naked when I sing my songs. They emerge from the deepest space within me. It is both my greatest delight and vulnerability to share them.”    Elisa Rose is a singer songwriter who beckons listeners into her inner landscape with tenderness, warmth and a honey toned, sultry voice. Her signature    sound follows in the path of her alternative lifestyle, traversing the worlds of soul, devotional, folk and electronic music. Elisa utilizes acoustic    guitar, keyboard, computer production and voice to craft her sound. A student of many schools, Elisa’s upbringing and mentality have consistently registered    outside the mainstream — from being raised by revolutionary parents on a commune in Ojai California to attaining status as a Kirtan Wallah and    studying Indian classical music on the banks of the Ganges. A true lover of humanity and an avid seeker of self-knowledge, her music is imbued with messages of awakening and healing. In addition to her work as a    musician, Elisa is a coach and facilitator. She weaves years of experience in movement practices, somatic therapy, vocal exploration and spiritual    inquiry together to assist groups and individuals in accessing greater levels of freedom, creative expression and connection to essence. You can find Elisa performing at the Coco Love Stage and join her in discovery at her “Creative Embodiment” workshop.For more information about Elise, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 13:00
HEALING PAVILION

10:45

Awakening The Play (kids all ages)
Speakers
avatar for Hannah Star

Hannah Star

USA, GPS For The Soul
GPS for the Soul with Hannah Star: Align your inner compass with your true North. The work Hannah Star facilitates is the empowerment of ones highest potential and soul mission. Helping those she works with become confident in their gifts and hearts song to share with the world... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

11:00

Mindfulness for Kids (ages 3-5)
Speakers
avatar for Lela

Lela

USA, Mindful Awareness Practice For Kids
Lela is offering Mindful Awareness Practice classes for kids. Mindfulness classes playfully help children develop attention, balance, and compassion through awareness-based activities. Lela studied Child Psychology and began her work with children as an Early Years educator for f... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

11:00

12:00

Mana Vahine
Speakers
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Mana Wahine

Hawaii, Acoustic Ukulele Mantras
This trio of song writing soul singing sisters with Hawaiian roots unites indigenous cultures and music from around the globe with their eclectic variety of musical medicine. Their lyrics inspire hope, healing and oneness of humanity on this beautiful planet we call home. With mu... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 12:00 - 13:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

12:15

Balinese Live Music
Friday April 6, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

12:15

Urban Ayurveda
We live in a world of 24/7 stimulation. The impact of our current pace of living has resulted in disconnect, stress and chronic health imbalances. How can we stay healthy, grounded, present and not burn out? What is true freedom and how can we experience it? Join Insiya for an exciting conversation grounded in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, yet peppered with practical modern insights on how to find balance, ease, purpose and presence in a world that is moving so fast we can scarcely keep up. We will end our discussion with a healing meditation to gain balance and presence.

Speakers
avatar for Insiya Rasiwala-Finn

Insiya Rasiwala-Finn

Ayurveda
Insiya Rasiwala-Finn is passionate about finding presence through the rituals of life.A Blissology yoga teacher + Ayurveda specialist; who grew up in Bombay, India; Insiya is known for her lyrical, heart filled yet challenging vinyasa practice; a first-person, East-West perspective in her teachings; and the ability to make the ancient wisdom of Vedic India relevant, contemporary and alive.Insiya has been featured in Yoga Journal magazine and presents internationally at festivals such as Wanderlust, Bali Spirit and Zambhala. She has taught Yoga in Japan, Bali, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, India, the USA and Canada and helped to organise the world’s first Charity Yoga Festival, the Camp Moomba Yogathon + Blissfest since 2002 in Vancouver.Today she lives on Vancouver Island with her 7 year old son - her greatest teacher and her husband fellow yogi Eoin Finn. She is grateful to many teachers on her path including Eoin Finn, Shiva Rea, Gioia Irwin, Dr. Robert Svoboda and Dr. Claudia Welch.For more information about Insiya, please see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 12:15 - 13:00
BALE DOWN

12:15

12:15

Dance And Social Change
Speakers
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Vandana Hart

USA, We Speak Dance
Vandana Hart is the creator and host of We Speak Dance, on Netflix worldwide, a documentary series using dance as an international language to connect    people across cultures. While she was working for the UN and a judge on Kenya’s "So you Think You Can Dance" she found dance was the most powerful    way to unite people, transform lives and act as a weapon for social change. She has traveled to over 80 countries leading dance workshops, choreographing    music videos and consulting for the UN on women's rights and youth empowerment. Vandana has presented at forums and events such as SXSW, TEDx and the    UN and trained at the world-renowned Alvin Ailey School of dance, studied Global Affairs at NYU and holds a Masters from London School of Economics.    For more information about Vandana Hart, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 12:15 - 14:00
AMPHITHEATER

13:00

Stylish Moves
The exciting dance Workshops conducted by Latonya Style entails Authentic Jamaican Dancehall using both Male and Female Steps created by Jamaican Dancers as well as her own Stylish Moves. She offers a unique ‘A-Z Steps’ Teaching Style as well short & spicy choreographies in each session. Latonya demonstrates the technique and freestyle aspects of the steps while providing some information about the History, Journey and Evolution.

Stylish Moves is a Jamaican Dance Style with a touch of “class” & “confidence” created by Latonya Style. For the past years Latonya has been developing a series of moves stamped with her signature style infused with classy, sexy, strong movements. The genre entails more than 100 steps for fun, fitness, freedom of expression and female empowerment. There are steps suitable for both genders.  The names of the steps represent each letter of the alphabet and have some inspirational meaning behind them. The Unique, Sexy, Articulate and Powerful STEPS from A-Z with main emphasis on the Dancehall Genre may be described as Dancehall Embellishment (a decorative detail or feature added to dancehall dance to make it more attractive)

75% - Dancehall + 25% - Other Genres [African, Soca, Modern, Jazz , Hip Hop (5% each)]

There are 12 (1 Doz) elements of Stylish Moves:

WINE + JIGGLE + WAVE + JOOK + TRACKLE + BACK-IT-UP + TICK TOCK + SWING + RUN + TOUCH + FLEX + FLOP


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Latonya Style

Jamaica, Dancehall & Stylish Moves
Latonya Style is considered to be one of the founding members of the modern Jamaican Dancehall fraternity. Her dance workshops focus on Authentic Dancehall    techniques and theory as well as other aspects of the popular dance genres including her own Stylish Moves, Old School... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
MAIN PAVILION

13:00

Rizal & The Rasendriya
Friday April 6, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

13:00

Kids Yoga (kids 7+)
Speakers
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Lisa Looping

Austria, FlyLight Yoga For Kids
Lisa is based in Vienna but loves to travel across the globe to share her love for yoga and hula hooping with the world. Yoga has been part of her live for more than 15 years. In 2013 she felt her call to start teaching and sharing her practise.Following her motto: “Do more of what makes you happy!” Lisa has transformed two of here biggest passions into her profession: Yoga and Hooping. When teaching    and performing worldwide she is aiming to inspire more people to try the same. Her ultimate goal: Contributing to other people’s happiness and leading    a meaningful life while enjoying the process. Lisa discovered long time ago that working with children is not only inspiring but also a great way to    re-connect with your own inner child. Integrating more playfulness into every day life should be equally important for kids and adults! Empowering    the next generation and helping them to discover balanced body-mind awareness has a huge potential, will raise happy humans and make this world a better place.For more information about Lisa, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

13:00

Growing Younger Gracefully
Growing Younger Gracefully is a workshop that will open your body, mind, and spirit to Positive Aging. Explore movement (not exercise) for supple joints, nourishment (not diet) for energy, breath work for healthy cells, facial acupressure for a radiant glow, simple meditation for stress relief, and tips for attitude adjustment to enjoy the present at every age. Aging is our gift, not a 'problem' needing a remedy. Learn how to create a life of well-being and enjoy the sparkle that is your Divine light!

Speakers
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Sheena Sarles

USA, Growing Younger Gracefully
Sheena Sarles is a life long student of well being in body, mind, and spirit. She is the founder of Growing Younger Gracefully™ workshops, classes, and newsletters, creator of Growing Younger Gracefully Organic Facial Serum, a certified Yoga instructor, a Holistic Life Coach, and a Reiki practitioner. She is also a communications professional, mother, and grandmother. Sheena has curated her studies and practice of well-being in her forthcoming book, "Tips for Celebrating the Joy of Aging with Pizzazz, Resilience, and a Smile.”Growing Younger Gracefully is a workshop that will open your body, mind, and spirit to Joyful Aging. Explore movement (not exercise) for supple joints, nourishment (not diet) for energy, breath work for healthy cells, facial acupressure for a radiant glow, simple meditation for stress relief, and tips for attitude adjustment to enjoy the present at every age. Aging is our gift, not a 'problem' needing a remedy. Learn how to create a life of well-being and enjoy the sparkle that is your Divine light!For more information about Sheena, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 13:00 - 14:00
HEALING PAVILION

13:00

Sacred Cacao ceremony
In a 2,5 hour journey we'll dive deep into our own sacredness with the help of sacred cacao, prayer, music and dance. Together we will co-create a safe space, to expand and excel in.
We will find our creativity, joy and abundance that will connect us with our own hearts and visions.
Which we will then let explode into prayer, free expression, voice, rhythms and dance.
Please feel free to come and walk through the doors of liberations in a safe and joyous way!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ann

Jennifer Ann

The Netherlands, Indigenous Folk Singer Songwriter
Jennifer Ann is an indigenous folk singer songwriter from Holland and the USA. She has devoted over 12 years of her life learning about indigenous and    traditional ways. She has lived and studied in both civilized and non civilized cultures and seeks to balance the best of all worlds. Letting all experiences    expand and grow through her to be shared with the global community.    Jennifer Ann is passionate to weave and bring together her teachings and understanding of different worlds and lets them meet and dance together in    her music, workshops and retreats. She has a background teaching in theatre, kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, yoga therapy and children’s yoga. She is strongly    drawn to community and natural lifestyle and has also visited tribes around the globe and will continue visiting and learning from different native    traditions.    During her first yoga training in 2010, Jennifer Ann started to create music and has never left the music since then. She now keeps on searching,    finding and creating beautiful songs woven from traditional music and her souls longing to sing and share high vibrational songs. By weaving her music    with many different teachings, she is letting them grow into her own unique sound, that can be heard in her music and felt in her presence.For more information, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 13:00 - 15:45
SKY PAVILION

13:15

Yogic Vision Quest (Yoga Nidra)
Join Cat Kabira in her signature “Yogic Vision Quest.” Drop down into the deeper currents in your system and connect to a deeper level of relaxation. Discover the power of your imagination as you access a hypnotic state of dreamtime and deeper layers of your subconscious. This is your time to connect to your inner magic and creative self.

Bring a journal and something to write with.

Speakers
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Cat Kabira

USA, Biodynamic Yoga Energetics
Cat Kabira is a world-renowned yoga teacher trainer and master of the subtle energetic arts. Cat teaches individuals how to tune into their personal power and reconnect with their core truth. Her innovative style invites you to go deeper into the undercurrents of your soul.Cat’s work has taken her around the globe multiple times to places including Bali, the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South and Central America. In addition to her work on the mat, she is a lover of learning and playing and enjoys time on the trapeze, bouncing on her trampoline, composing on the piano, writing and exploring other movement modalities such as Pilates, the Gyrotonic Expansion Method, dance, and aerial arts.Yoga with Cat Kabira isn’t yoga as you may know it. You will traverse the unmarked roads of your own experience through movement, subtle energetics, sound and feeling. This is your initiation on the path to set you free.For more information about Cat Kabira, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 13:15 - 14:15
COMMUNITY PAVILION

13:30

Cosmic Hoop Jam For All
Hoop Dance is a powerfully ecstatic movement art form that is uplifting, celebratory, and transformational. Join us for this hoop series and learn On & Off body tricks & transitions that will help you play, dance, flow & create. With an incredibly fast learning curve, hooping invites ALL ages & skill levels to enjoy and explore the infinite possibilities of the sacred circle, while elevating your spirit, opening your heart, inspiring your creativity and expression, and deepening your connection to the present moment.

Speakers
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Francie Fishman

Thailand/ Canada, Pure Flow Yoga/ Hoop Love Tribe
Francie, EYT-500, the inspired founder of Pure Flow Yoga, Hoop Love Tribe & True:Nature Experience, is a passionate and free-spirited lover of life, gypsy soul, Yogi, hula hooper, musician, community activator, teacher and joy-spreader. She is dedicated to uplifting and inspiring people from all walks of life to live playful, connected, balanced and magical lives!   Back for her 4th year teaching at the Bali Spirit Festival, Francie is honoured and grateful to be offering inspiring and playful classes that weave    her love of flow, embodiment, music, and dance with her knowledge of Yogic philosophy and wisdom to facilitate deep openings of the heart, body and    mind. Francie is currently living her dream, sharing her time and passions on the jungle paradise shores of Koh Phangan, Thailand & Ubud, Bali where she    offers transformational Retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings, and high-vibe community, co-creation, celebration festivals.For more info on Francie’s offerings, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 13:30 - 14:30
POOL PAVILION

14:00

Yudulele Meets Balafon
Speakers
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Yudelele Meets Balafon

Indonesia, Folk
Yudelele meets Balafon offers an unparalleled world music experience with a contemporary twist.            Yude Andiko and Neo Akbar are the dynamic duo that make up the components of the Yudelele meets Balafon musical ensemble. They are unique in many aspects; not only are they both originally from the Magelang regency in Central Java, Indonesia, they both design and manufacture their instruments in Indonesia. Having met through the vibrant music scene in Ubud, Bali, where they now both reside and perform, they were drawn together by the fact that they’ve both been on similar journeys in designing and producing their own instruments.Yude Andiko (Yudelele)        Yude composes drawing music inspiration from traditional Indonesian folk melodies to create what he describes as his ‘Java Blues’ sound.        His soulful lyrics are a fusion of Javanese, Indonesian, English and his incomparable ‘lele speak’. Fused with the gamelan style rhythm and melodies of his uniqunes. Whilst travelling around Indonesia, Yude designed the yudelele as a travel guitar; a 6 string instrument tuned a 4th higher than a standard guitar. He now produces 6 models in Java, inspired and named after his favorite locations in Indonesia, which he sells online and in his shop in Canggu, west coast of Bali.    Neo Akbar (Neo Balafon)        Young indonesian musician Neo started to study gamelan in his hometown Yogyakarta then began to travel and perform in many towns around Indonesia for important events and festivals. In 2009 Neo started to be interested in African rhythms and drum percussion. Simultaneously he started to practice techniques of construction of drums and balafon. After a few years Neo became a teacher of drum and of balafon as well as working in making and selling balafon and drums. His dream is to continue with his music and compose new fusion rhythms between Indonesian and African sounds.         In collaboration with... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:00 - 15:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

14:15

Clown Around With Curly and Ruth (kids all ages)
Speakers
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Curly

UK, Kids Storylight
Curly is a beloved childrens storyteller from the UK, on mission to ignite joy in the hearts and imaginations of all. He has become well known for his    enigmatic peformance tales that engage audiences in the infinte magic of storycraft through improvisation, music, puppets and comedy.    In 2016 he was funded by the Bristish Arts Council to create a travelling storytelling space know as, 'The Light,' His up-beat, positive performances    have reached children at countless events and festivals around the world. For more information about Curly, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:30
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

14:15

Painting Project
Speakers
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Stephen Bennett

USA, The Portrait Painter
Painting a Hero with Portrait Artist Stephen Bennett The objective of this workshop is to celebrate a local hero, through the creation of a large portrait painting.  International portrait artist Stephen Bennett will be conducting the workshop in the Kids Zone along with the children and adults to create a portrait of Ibu Robin Lim, founder of Bumi Sehat Birthing Center and CNN Woman of the Year. This large canvas will be divided up into sections and reassembled. It will be a project that teaches about painting, color, light and having fun creating art. Stephen Bennett is an American portrait painter who over the last 30 years has traveled to over 50 countries. He seeks out indigenous people to capture their soulful faces and ritual adornments through colorful paintings on a grand scale. Bennett’s mission is preserve and celebrate the world’s diversity     through a unique style of realism using interpretive color. The focus of his paintings is on the eyes that invite us to enter and experience our common humanity. Stephen is the founder of Faces of the World a 501c3 Not for Profit Corporation with the mission to preserve and celebrate the diversity of the world's people through art education, cultural exchange.For more information about Stephen, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

14:15

Mala Making Workshop (Limited capacity)
Create and activate your own sacred jewellery.

Creating your own Mala, you design your intention, you generate the energy you need to grow. It is an amazing experience and discovery to know more about the benefits of Rudraksha beads and Gemstones. You create the opportunity to pause, breathe and realign with our deepest intentions. You invest in moments of self-care and compassion.

Once you designed the Mala that is drawn to you, it is now time to make it truly yours, making sure the beads are connected to your energy and intention. It is all about the energy end the strength you put into your intention. Something is sacred because you believe it is.
Creating your own sacral object, we invite you to experience the magic of your own truth and the taste of Bali in its deepest side.

2 hours Workshop includes:

•    Rudraksha beads and gemstones : healing aspects

Know more about the benefits of Rudraksha beads and choose your gemstones depending on the intention you are looking for creating your Mala.

•    How to do your Mala ?

Know more about what is a Mala for and learn how to thread your own mala.

•    Assist to the rituals and prayers that makes your jewellery sacred with a Mala activation ceremony (Mantra chanting, breathing, meditation)

Rudraksha beads are sacred and it is important to state your intentions and activate them before wearing to ensure the full value and purpose of these holy beads.

Speakers
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Soma Temple

USA/ Bali, Mala Making Workshop
Soma has been part of the fabric of BaliSpirit festival since it’s inception in 2008 and has been incredibly supportive of the Festival’s mission and vision.  A dear friend to us all, we are so grateful to have her back in our 11th year.A 35-year resident of this powerful an... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
HEALING PAVILION

14:15

Understanding Sex
This workshop will use discussion, meditation and current research to better understand cultural taboo's around sexuality. Warning: Your belief system's may be tested in this workshop.

Speakers
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Emily Kuser

USA, High Vibe Yoga
Emily Kuser has spent a decade on teaching, research and personal experience to create the highest level of courses possible. She has a sincere curiosity about healing methodologies and spiritual systems and she wholeheartedly investigates their practicality for everyday people w... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
AMPHITHEATER

14:15

Sound Healing Meditation Journey
 Join SunDari in a powerful Journey, a soundhealing meditation of the five elements, a sensual activation for Universal Alignment of ones senses in the present moment. We are welcoming you to experience a very special ceremony, that opens the doorway to an altered state of time & space, where loving guidance of sacred frequencies takes you into a deeply relaxing, harmonizing journey to meet your unique & pure self, the depth and beauty of your spirit, in the alignment with the source of creation and the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Erasing illusionary borders between dimensions, we reconnect with the divine heart of unconditional love. We balance our energies melting into the ocean of Oneness, where there is only love, harmony & peace.

SunDari’s music is the music of love & truth, the sound and frequencies transmitted from the source of creation.  An alchemical ethno shamanic fusion of deep meditative vibrations & sacred prayer songs. With her voice and sounhealing instruments SunDari channels ancient ancestral codes of the Earth wisdom & blissful light codes of the universal harmony & unconditional love.

Speakers
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Sundari

Russia, The Voice of Love
“The Voice of Love,” “The Voice of Mother Gaia.” As an International Musician, Soul Alchemist, Soundhealer, Tantrica, Chaneller, Artist and Art Therapist. She was born with natural healing gifts and deep intuitive vision. She uses sacred sonic frequencies from various ins... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
POOL PAVILION

14:15

Open Heart Open Hips / Intermediate / Advance
It’s time to get super deep with our hip openers. This means that we will take some time to break down the basics of hip function, the muscles we are targeting around the hip, the potential risk and alignment strategies so we can choose the appropriate level without harming ourselves. Expect to go deep using Blissology Alignment principles, opening up to our energy body and the wisdom of our deepest heart. As always, the focus ultimately is on opening up to love--the ultimate renewable resource.

Speakers
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Eoin Finn

Canada, Blissology Yoga
Life changing, mystical, shamanistic, radical and laugh-out-loud funny are only a few of the adjectives tossed around to describe Eoin Finn, by his loyal following of students from across the globe. The Canadian native is a globally renowned yogi, surfer and Blissologist who has been carving his original tracks through the metaphysical worlds of yoga, philosophy and movement since 1989.Lauded by Yoga Journal magazine as “the Thoreau of Yoga” for his eco-activism and dedication to connecting yogis more deeply to the spirituality of nature; and by Oprah as “one to watch” Finn’s Blissology Yoga style centers on the simple idea of sharing happiness. While rooted deeply in the therapeutic and transformative alignment and physiology of yoga, Finn's down to earth, modern insights on spirituality refresh like cool water and he firmly believes that to find bliss you must “seek quiet solitude in nature and your deepest heart will be known.”A passionate ocean-activist, he started the “Blissology EcoKarma project” in 2014 raising aid and awareness through yoga and activism for the worlds’ precious but imperiled coral reefs. Thus far, he has helped replant over 1 sq m of coral reef in the Florida Keys and continues this work in Australia, North America and Indonesia today.For more information about Eoin Finn and Blissology, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
MAIN PAVILION

14:15

Soar & Confidence ~ Step by Step To Firefly Pose
Soar & Confidence - a Step by Step to Firefly Pose
In this 90' Form & Flow practice, Fiska guides you with the fundamentals required for one of the family of basic arm balance poses: Titibhasana (FireFly pose).
At first, you will go to a journey of a deep forward bend combining the hip opener and hamstring work with clear cues and instructions.
Then as confidence is required for you to soar and fly in arm balances, enjoy a creative and exciting core flow with Live DJ in the background
Surprise yourself towards the end to get to perhaps your first arm balance or your first fly in FireFly pose or perhaps in intermediate transitions to other poses.

Speakers
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Fiska Satiri

Indonesia, Hatha Flow Yoga
Fiska’s personality is fun, loving and friendly. She was a dancer and just completed her aerobic teacher training when first took her first yoga classes. She was in awe with the fluidity and strengths demonstrated by people whom she practiced with. She is also found more freedom and beauty offered by Yoga.Her yoga journey taught her about body awareness and alignment. Since then she gained strengths and awareness in her practice, which informs her teaching.Fiska learns diverse styles of yoga from Ashtanga Vinyasa, Power Yoga with Bryan Kest, Hatha with Pujiasti Sindhu, Yin Yoga with Sebastian Pucelle and Therapeutic Yoga with Martin Kirk.She is forever grateful for the learning to teach yoga in a more mindful way from Pujiastuti Sindhu and the skills to create intelligent sequencing from Noah Maze and Christina Sell.Fiska is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) 200 with Yoga Alliance from LearnYoga@GG/Yogamaze in 2013 and an RYT500 after completing the Advanced 300Hr YTT with Yogamaze.Fiska loves to offer fun, enjoyable yet challenging classes for her students including beginners to Yoga. Her Basic Flow and Vinyasa on Saturday, YogaWall Wednesday evening are now among top classes at our Studio. step-by-step approach helps guiding her students to learn postures.Fiska is also the faculty of LearnYoga@GG RYS200 teaching 200hr YTT in Jakarta and Ubud to Japanese students.For more information about Fiska, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE UP

14:15

Yoga in da hood
How to teach yoga to different populations and communities. The art of creating a safe space, so that your client maybe comfortable in the uncomfortable. What type of language to use. How to my culturally sensitive in very diverse settings. Essentially how to teach yoga in the hood.

Speakers
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Ebony Smith

USA, Yoga N Da Hood
Ebony Smith, a.k.a ‘The Ghetto Guru’ is a certified Yoga Instructor, Wellness Coach and founder of Nonprofit outreach organization ‘Yoga N Da Hood’. Originally from Dallas, Texas Ebony overcame a rocky and turbulent childhood and young adult life until she found yoga in her late twenties during her pregnancy. Wanting to have a natural birth, Ebony started yoga and it was her “saving grace” and wake up call to began a healing process her heart had been longing for. Discovering who she is and her potential to help those around her in the underprivileged ‘hood’ communities, she founded her non-profit ‘Yoga N Da Hood’ where she offers free yoga and meditation classes.Ebony teaches people in underserved communities the art of self healing and self love through the practice of yoga and mindfulness. With a mission to equip individuals with the tools to empower their own life and to further spread a wider message of healing, self love and wholeness to a larger community.For more information about Ebony, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:15 - 15:45
BALE DOWN

14:30

Yoga of Sound
This is a luxurious, slow stretching class grounded in the deep, nourishing tones of Julian Silburn’s skillful sound healing.  Just as you feel you might sink completely into your mat, Kate guides you to maintain laser-sharp awareness of alignment, breath and strength from within.  The combination of relaxation, meditation and conscious movement allows the body time to unwind and release energy blocks in this safe environment, leaving you free to discover new edges, more curiosity and more space in your practice.  The sound of ancient aboriginal instruments will draw your spirit to fully engage in the session, powerfully connecting your mind, body and breath to the everyday sacredness and beauty of life.

Speakers
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Kate Porotto

Australia, Fremantle Yoga
Kate Porotto-Nelson is an Australian yoga teacher who has been practicing and teaching for more than twenty years. As a young dancer, Kate studied many disciplines of human movement including Tai Chi, then trained in Iyengar yoga whilst qualifying as a naturopath and masseuse. In Western Australia, Kate found her current teacher Kale Leaf and trained with him for several years. Along her yoga journey she has intensively studied and now teaches a range of yoga styles including therapy, women’s and pregnancy, Ashtanga, restorative, vinyasa and power yoga. She is now recognized in each of these fields as a highly skilled practitioner.As a Senior Yoga Australia teacher, Kate sat on the committee of Yoga Australia for 3 years. In Perth she runs a popular 2-year teacher training program and runs two large yoga schools – Fremantle Yoga Centre and Off the Wall. Kate has 4 kids and is known by local mums as the ‘baby whisperer’. Fertility is Kate's area of special interest and she has helped many women as a Yoga Birthing Doula. Over the years Kate has trained and inspired many teachers and presented at yoga conferences in Australia as well as on international training programs. Kate’s commitment to be of service to her community is her passion, and she loves helping her students to open their hearts and shine their lights bright.For more information about Kate, see... Read More →
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Julian Silburn

Australia, Sound Alchemy
Julian Silburn is a sound healing musician and performer who has over 25 years experience with the Yidaki, (Didgeridoo)In 1997 he was invited by an Aboriginal artist to live and work with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory in Australia. This opportunity greatly deepened his knowledge of Aboriginal art, stories, culture, healing, ceremonial music and earth wisdoms. During this time Julian was culturally adopted by families who have a direct lineage to the Yidaki and Mago.Julian uses a variety of world instruments in his music and sound healing to restore the body’s vibration to its natural harmony and balance.For more information about Julian, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

15:00

Kirtan With Analu Farina
Speakers
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Analu Fariña

Costa Rica, Bhajan and Kirtan
Ana Lucia Fariña Ana Lu is native of Costa Rica, a musician and a yoga instructor graduated from Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica where she received    her 500hrs certification in 2009-2010. She has also trained in Aerial Yoga in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. and deepened her Yoga studies in India and    the west with diverse teachers focusing mainly on Iyengar and Hatha. She currently teaches YTT 200 and 300 hour YTT programs in Bali & Costa Rica.    Coming from a musical family, she has been playing piano, guitar and singing since an early age. She currently practices bhakti yoga through devotional    mantra chanting, kirtan and bhajans. She plays harmonium, guitar and sings. You can find her every full moon offering Kirtans at Samadi Bali in Canggu. She is the founder of Pranaluz: Conscious Living- offering classes, workshops, coaching, retreats and conscious yoga travel vacations in diverse parts    of the world like Bali, India, Costa Rica, Guatemala and other exotic and sacred destinations. Analu has an MBA from Costa Rica and a Masters in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University (a Buddhist inspired university) located in Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.; where she also had the opportunity to deepen  her spiritual practice in meditation, mindfulness and Tibetan Buddhism. She has dedicated the last decade of her life to studying self-inquiry through  Advaita Vedanta and Mahayana Buddhism.    For more information about Analu, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 15:00 - 16:15
COCO LOVE STAGE

15:00

Inner Dance
Speakers
avatar for Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Malaysia, Gaia Dance
“Dance your heart away, it’s a shortcut to happiness. Made by love, for love with love. All love.”Izzat Emir Jalaluddin grew up in Kuala Lumpur, within hip-hop culture, learning about the essence of hip-hop dance and mastering its techniques. A winner of multiple competitio... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 15:00 - 17:00
TEEPEE

16:00

Making Bags Out Of Bags! Plastic Bag Weaving Workshop (kids 8+)
Speakers
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Judith Reichsman

USA, InterPlay Dance
Judith Reichsman loves to dance and tell stories through InterPlay®, a practice of movement, stillness, voice, silence, singing and story-telling created    27 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. InterPlay is a philosophy that offers personal and community affirmation, ea... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

16:00

Ojo De Dios (Eye Of The Gods) Mandala Workshop (kids 8+)
Ojo de Dios /oh-ho-day-Dee-ohs/ is Spanish for “Eye of God or the Divine Being.” Aside from the positive effect it brings, one of the beauties of making Ojo de Dios is that it contains a variety of origin and culture. They are sacred objects used for protection and purification, and as portals between the spirit and the material worlds which were originally made by many Native American peoples, notably the Huichol in western Mexico. The Ojo de Dios symbolizes the ability to see and understand unseen things, focusing their worship on nature and the earth.

The four points of the crossed sticks represent earth, air, water, and fire. They are easy to make, quick to learn, and meditative to weave. Aside from the four-sided Ojo de Dios, there are also different patterns of this craft work—it can also be done in eight-sided pattern, depending on the design that one wants to achieve.

When one makes a traditional Ojo de Dios, she or he is expressing a prayer or meditation that the “Eye of God” will either watch over them, or the person for whom they are making the Ojo de Dios. Often they are made for little children as gifts. They accompany wishes of health, long life, and protection.

Speakers
avatar for Faith Lopez

Faith Lopez

Philippines, Visual Arts & Ojo De Dios Mandala Workshops
Born in a family where crochet is a living tradition, Faith is a crafter and a visual artist from Manila, Philippines who works as a marketing person, junior graphic artist, and a writer at present; a wanderlust and a traveller by nature who has a passion for music, culture, and... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

16:00

Staff Dance (kids 8+)
Speakers
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Forest Schrodt

USA, Poi
Forest Schrodt loves learning and sharing knowledge and is devoted to the compassion path of the Shangrila Peaceful Warrior. This Bhodisatva path is supporting    realization of the beauty way of heaven on earth for all beings, with wonder, curiosity, amazement and gratitude. With over 20 years of performance    and teaching experience, Forest is a pioneer with Fire Dancing in the West coast of The United States. Forest is also a well known visionary jewelry    designer and founder of Liquid Fire Mantra jewelry and ritual dance theatre.He is dedicated to a path of the healer through massage, sound, energy and breath. Additionally, Forest is a Yoga Instructor and DJ specializing in World Fusion Sacred Bass music. Forest is the founder of Bali Flow Temple Enhancement Center for the Arts, a large retreat and and accommodation venue with a large wooden dance floor, located 8km from Ubud. “The timeless truth of the human spirit is found where the logic of science and the discernment of the mind meets with the emotions and infinite wisdom of the heArt. Satnam!  Wahe Guru!We are the light we see in others. It is the sum of the parts that makes the whole.” - Forest SchrodtLearn more about Forest here... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:00
TBA

16:00

Trance Dance
Trance Dance is a vehicle that means to heal from within, to explore and come face to face with with your feelings and emotions, to see your past creations and allow your movemnt to become the dance of inner meditation. Connecting with the self, we Dance to reinvent ourselves, we Dance to discard fears and move into creation of dreams, we Dance to celebrate LIFE!!!

Trance Dance is a unique blend of body movement, healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing techniques and the innovative use of a blindfold or bandana - together stimulating a 'trance' state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being.  

Driven by unique musical soundtracks recorded specifically for this method of healing, Trance Dance takes participants on an 'inner journey' not limited to our normal perceptions of space/time. Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic and eastern dance cultures for thousands of years. Our contemporary approach to Trance Dance brings together the richness of these ancient rituals with some startlingly effective modern techniques.

Speakers
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Kula

Portugal, SomFala Rhythm Alchemy
Develop your Potential Through Joy and Rhythm!Living and Thriving just outside of Lisbon, Portugal, Kula is a musician and therapist. Passionate for rhythm, he has developed a series of educational and transformational trainings and workshops using through rhythm, movement and song.  A soul Hunting Healer, Kula has Studied Biomusicology and facilitated Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin, facilitates Drum Circles, Trance Dance and Laughter Yoga.His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Kula will facilitate SomFala Rhythm & Voice circle, Trance Dance, some Laughter Yoga and Taketina. TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness."I believe that music inspires people to catch up and share their spirit, contributing to  conscious evolution towards more life, more love, more passion and more fun."For more information about Kula, please see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
POOL PAVILION

16:00

TAROT: Go Deeper Into Your Soul’s Journey
“TAROT: Go Deeper into Your Soul’s Journey “
When we use the Tarot, we begin to open the psychic centers of our mind; our psychic self. Our psychic self is our spiritual self. When we do anything to awaken our spiritual self, we begin the path to our spiritual awakening. The Tarot is a powerful tool for self-healing, personal empowerment, and spiritual development.  This class will not only give you a glimpse of how the Tarot really works, but encourages you to explore your own inner guidance as you progress along the course.

Speakers
avatar for Noviana Kusumawardhani

Noviana Kusumawardhani

Indonesia, Javanese Mysticism & Tarot
Better known as Bude Novi to her friends and family, Bude Novi has been an integral part of the BaliSpirit Festival since its inception in 2008. A devoted member of the core Festival development team, Bude Novi has been the creative force behind the media center and other aspects... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
HEALING PAVILION

16:00

Yoga For Nature ~ Achieving Sustainability And Peace
Join activist film maker and founder of Yoga For Nature, Philip Dickenson as he explores Yoga as a practice for personal transformation and social change.

Sharing his personal insights from setting-up a not-for-profit to Yoga For Nature’s unique approach to advocacy from around the world, Phil will examine the hours we spend between our downward dog and reveal how the global Yoga community can co-create a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Speakers
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Phil Dickenson

Australia, Yoga For Nature
Phil is a Yoga teacher, activist, film-maker and the founder of Yoga For NatureTM a global yoga community and registered charity that advocates for the Environment, Human and Animal Rights.Formerly a TV producer for well over a decade, Phil was in charge of the editorial decisions on multimillion dollar entertainment shows in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the U.S., but when he committed more time to his Yoga practice he felt a growing responsibility to tell stories that inspire social change.In early 2015, Phil returned to Australia after finishing his last TV job in South Africa and began a whole new chapter of his life, embarking on a year of social & environmental research and logging over 1000 volunteer hours on humanitarian and conservation projects.With a deeper understanding of the issues, Yoga For Nature was launched in February 2016 and now inspires a growing number of Yogis to achieve sustainability and peace through effective partnerships, the teaching of Yoga and the promotion of advocacy and action.At this years festival, Phil will talk about Yoga as a practice for personal transformation and social change.Sharing his personal insights from setting-up a not-for-profit to Yoga For Nature’s unique approach to advocacy from around the world, Phil will explore the hours we spend between our downward dog and reveal how the global Yoga community can co-create a more peaceful and sustainable world.Yoga For Nature is a proud partner of the BaliSpirit Festival, for more info. visit... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
BALE DOWN

16:00

It's All About That Base ~ Backbends for Longevity
Our spines carry extraordinary combination of strength and flexibility. Bones protect the spinal cord and sensitive nerves while soft tissue allows the spine to flex, extend, bend laterally and rotate. Keeping your spine and the structures that support it healthy and supple is essential to staying agile and mobile as you age; and the opening backbends give you through the chest and belly has a profoundly revitalising effect on both body and mind. The best part is you don’t have to be a yogi to reap the benefits of these magical poses!
Your base in a backbend can vary from your feet, to your knees, to your belly, to the entire front of your legs, and when you’re all about that base, you free up the spine! Join Julie for a class that explores sound biomechanical principles to that will help spines of all ranges of motion to find movement and freedom in these delicious poses.


Speakers
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Julie Smerdon

Australia, Blindfolded and Anusara Yoga
Julie Smerdon is a writer, storyteller, international yoga teacher and perennial student who has been sharing yoga, meditation and inspiration since 2002. Privileged to have studied under master teachers in both yoga and meditation, Julie offers these practices as a means to empower, connect and inspire people to cultivate a richer, more conscious experience of life. With her trademark warm humour and enthusiasm, Julie presents these concepts in a masterful style that blends strong technique with perceptive insights that ignite the soul. Julie has led Shri Yoga into the forefront of the Australian yoga scene as the ultimate destination for world-class yoga and meditation education and teacher development. A teacher’s teacher, Julie’s trainings have produced some of Brisbane’s best-loved instructors. In addition to her own trainings, Julie is widely known for bringing some of the top teachers in the world to Australia to share their wisdom. Having earned certifications in both Power and Anusara yoga, Julie’s extensive knowledge of biomechanics and therapeutics has led to her ongoing work with Cricket Australia. Her work has been featured in Australian Yoga Journal, Australian Yoga Life, and Style Magazine.Currently Julie teaches weekly classes and teacher training in Brisbane, Australia as well as retreats, workshops and events worldwide. For more information about Julie, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
BALE UP

16:00

Shamanic and Yogic Perspectives on Healing
Healing Perspectives of Yoga,Shamanism, and Indigenous Traditions Worldwide, Personal Authority, Personal Responsibility, Freedom, Developing a Lifetime Sacred, Healing Practice.
Practice: Ashtanga Yoga Expanded Standing sequence with derivative Asana routines, modifications, variations, Egyptian Yoga, Kung Fu and Tai Chi positions. Introduction to elements of Primary Series and  2nd series for all levels of practitioners of all forms of Yoga.



Speakers
avatar for Danny Paradise

Danny Paradise

Canada, Canada Shamanism, Evolution, Freedom and Ashtanga Yoga
Danny Paradise, originally from Canada, is an International Yoga Teacher, Musician, Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist, Film Maker, World Citizen and Activist. He began studying Ashtanga Yoga in 1976 with the West's first adepts David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. Since 1979, as the world's first traveling, advanced Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Danny has played a seminal role initiating people worldwide in over 40 countries in the practices and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga and Shamanism. In the course of 38 years teaching and traveling he has also taught some of the world's most renown musicians, performers, film makers, artists, designers, sports champions as well as tibetan Buddhist Lamas, priests and indigenous tribal leaders.Danny also practices kung fu and tai chi and incorporates elements of these practices in his teaching as well as Egyptian roots of yoga. He relates Yoga to all Nature based Indigenous teachings and recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic Exploration designed to teach people how to heal themselves, how to manifest their Destiny and Dreams as well as learning to age and approach transition with vitality, clarity, tranquility and grace. Danny teaches in a non-dogmatic, compassionate, gentle, informed, humorous way.The practices are guided and show the relationship of Ashtanga Yoga with Shamanism, Martial Arts including Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Egyptian origin practices of Yoga. Danny shows derivative poses, modifications and variations within the structure of Ashtanga Yoga. His classes are accessible for all levels of practitioners (from beginning to advanced) and teachers of all forms of Yoga.For more information about Danny, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
SKY PAVILION

16:00

Yoga of Radical Love
The Yoga of Radical Love
We are here to remember that we are love, to embody this truth, and light up the world with our love!

Awaken the life force energy that lives inside all of us and discover the joy of being alive, sensual creatures, making love to life with each breath, through heart opening yoga, partner exercises & ritual.

Fall deeply in love with yourself so you can radically love your work, the earth, all life, and your Beloved!

We will share the Petals of the Lotus of Radical Love - practical tools for deepening intimacy & authenticity in relationships. With practices rooted in Tantra & Mindfulness, we'll identify patterns, release blockages and the stories that bind us.   You will leave open & inspired to give and receive a greater capacity of LOVE!  

Speakers
avatar for Ixchel Love

Ixchel Love

Bali/ USA, Devotional Medicine Music
Ixchel has dedicated her life to the path of remembrance and taking people on journeys to remember that we are here to rejoice, dance and sing as one family,    one love, one spirit. She brings people together in ceremonial workshops, sharing music, yoga, breath work, and ancient teachings for awakening the    wisdom of the heart. She has always loved singing, and in 2012 when Venus, the Sun and our Earth aligned in a way that happens once every 26,000 years, she began receiving    songs from Spirit. Ixchel will be sharing her original devotional medicine music from her album Venus Rising that weaves English lyrics, Mantras, Native    and South American influences.For more information about Ixchel, see... Read More →
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Lulu and Mischka

Australia/ Germany, Heartsongs and Mantras
Lulu & Mischka are 2 souls devoted to supporting the awakening of humanity through music and stillness. Based near Sydney, Australia the international couple travel the globe to be inspired and to share their message through soulful songs in their concerts,    as well as through their profound voice opening workshops and retreats.Ancient mantras meet English lyrics that touch deep inside, modern melodies fuse with magical harmonies, soothing guitar melts into the sound of the harmonium,    all enriched by Lulu’s lush, angelic vocals and Mischka's humble guidance. This couple offers a chance to join their radiant journey into the powerful practice of chanting. They believe, coming together in the magical energy of joyful heart songs brings us closer to each other, further away from separation and deeper into truth, leaving you with peace of mind and filled with love. Blissful, ecstatic and meditative with hearts wide open    Lulu and Mischka initially met through sacred music and continue to be guided around the world gathering prayers and inspirations to share them in their    own unique way; this year they have release their 3rd album ‘Enchanted’. The last 5 years have seen them tour throughout Europe, Asia, South America    and Australia, holding chanting concerts, workshop, yoga teacher trainings and retreats, performing at festivals, including Byron Spirit Fest, India    Yoga Festival, Barcelona Yoga Conference, Woodford Folk Festival (Australia). Uplifting each other, heart by heart, song by song.For more information about Lulu and Mischka, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 17:30
AMPHITHEATER

16:00

Embodied Dance
“Embodied Dance” is a unique methodology created by Daniel *Sonic* Rojas, collected over 25 years of experience as a professional mover, dancer and performer, that combines elements of different movement cultures to inspire freedom & creativity, breaking the boundaries of dance and exploring feeling through movement. This practice brings together various elements of yoga, physical conditioning, capoeira, housing, popping, breakdance, parkour and contemporary dance techniques, as well as utilises breath, oscillations and communication through movement, to gain better understanding of the body and our innate musicality. Embodied Dance is a powerful physical practice (strengthening, stretching, opening, conditioning) as well as a highly energetic practice in that it opens free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centres and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open & energised. Whether one approaches this art form for personal movement liberation, physical or emotional healing, physical conditioning or simply for reaching an ecstatic state - it is a malleable, profound practice that can touch the spirit of any practitioner. To practice Embodied Dance, one simply needs to be free of boundaries related to movement and willing to integrate their own movement based practices into a dynamic journey of physical & energetic healing.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel

Daniel "Sonic" Rojas

Colombia/Denmark/Singapore, Embodied Dance
Daniel Rojas has been dancing & performing for more than 25 years. He is known around the world for his creativity and individual way of expressing himself by telling stories through dance. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a professional dancer/performer, Daniel has created his own style that he calls 'Embodied Dance' (formally known as Contemporary-Break).This practice brings together various elements of yoga, physical conditioning, capoeira, housing, popping, breakdance, parkour and contemporary dance techniques, as well as utilizes breath, oscillations and communication through movement, to gain better understanding of the body and our innate musicality. Embodied Dance is a powerful physical practice (strengthening, stretching, opening, conditioning) as well as a highly energetic practice in that it opens free movement within the whole body, aligns energy centers and allows the practitioner to feel inspired, open & energized. Whether one approaches this art form for personal movement liberation, physical or emotional healing, physical conditioning or simply for reaching an ecstatic state - it is a malleable, profound practice that can touch the spirit of any practitioner.To practice Embodied Dance, one simply needs to be free of boundaries related to movement and willing to integrate their own movement based practices into a dynamic journey of physical & energetic healing. Through movement with a rhythm, we not only heal ourselves physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as develop a connection to Nature, each other and to the entire Universe.For more information about Daniel, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:00 - 18:00
MAIN PAVILION

16:15

Elah & AuSierra
Speakers
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Elah & AuSierra

Bali/ USA, Soulful Heart Songs
Elah & AuSierra are international musicians, ceremonialists and transformational guides. They are two unique artists who have come together to  co-create offerings that invoke soul revival, inspire heart opening, and awaken a remembering of the pure love and potential that lives within us all. Elah & AuSierra's intention with their music and ceremonies is to create a harmonic field where all of humanity feels welcome to participate in the song, collective healing and unity. They are blessed to have carried these offerings into the hearts of many around the world from Bali to Thailand, Australia, Singapore and North America. Elah & AuSierra's SoulFULL Song & Cacao Ceremony is an opportunity to open the voice        and heart using the sacred cacao sacrament as a holistic elixir of vitality, healing and activation to peel away any hardness from our hearts and take us to new heights and clarity. This ceremony is a guided journey into the mysteries of one's psyche and soul; a place to integrate and transform the lessons of life. Elah & AuSierra's original music, channeled messages, sound healing instruments are all used as powerful transformational     tools that can catalyze deep states of healing trance, activation and release; opening you into new profound states of heart coherence, expression, transformation, visions and bliss.   For more information about Elah & AuSierra, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:15 - 17:30
COCO LOVE STAGE

16:15

Singing Bowls
AwaHoshi has played and researched the effects of Crystal Sound for more than twenty-five years. She embodies teachings that honor the life force and the pragmatics of this attainment in our current reality. She will share ancient life style formulas that activate vibrancy and emotional balance. Learn to apply a knowledge that can propel navigation through stages of self-empowerment and awareness.

Speakers
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Awahoshi

USA, Crystal Sound Healing
AwaHoshi has played and researched the effects of Crystal Sound for more than twenty-five years. She embodies teachings that honor the life force and the pragmatics of this attainment in our currentreality. She will share ancient life style formulas that activate vibrancy and emo... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 16:15 - 17:45
COMMUNITY PAVILION

17:30

17:30

Noam Blat
Speakers
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Noam Blat

Australia, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter
Noam Blat weaves a musical tapestry that fuses elements and sounds from across the world.Born in the heart of the Middle-East to a musical family of mixed backgrounds he celebrates his tribal roots and explores the rich musical traditions he    was raised in.Being exposed to old prayers and invocations from a young age they now form an essential part of his musical offering.Multi lingual songwriting and dynamic compositions take audiences through far away landscapes and internal spaces.A skilful guitarist who sings with inflections that resonate with a longing for the divine, this modern day troubadour brings forth a clear message of    unity and awakening our connection to spirit, sharing his moving music and loving heart in his performances.Noam, a global gypsy, has been fortunate to share his musical passion in many festivals and venues around the world and collaborated with artists like:Nano    Stern, Lior, Itamar Erez, Bobby Singh, Greg Sheehan and many more...For more information about Noam, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
COCO LOVE STAGE

17:45

Soundhealing Meditation
Join SunDari in a powerful Journey, a soundhealing meditation of the five elements, a sensual activation for Universal Alignment of ones senses in the present moment. We are welcoming you to experience a very special ceremony, that opens the doorway to an altered state of time & space, where loving guidance of sacred frequencies takes you into a deeply relaxing, harmonizing journey to meet your unique & pure self, the depth and beauty of your spirit, in the alignment with the source of creation and the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Erasing illusionary borders between dimensions, we reconnect with the divine heart of unconditional love. We balance our energies melting into the ocean of Oneness, where there is only love, harmony & peace.

SunDari’s music is the music of love & truth, the sound and frequencies transmitted from the source of creation.  An alchemical ethno shamanic fusion of deep meditative vibrations & sacred prayer songs. With her voice and sounhealing instruments SunDari channels ancient ancestral codes of the Earth wisdom & blissful light codes of the universal harmony & unconditional love.

Speakers
avatar for Sundari

Sundari

Russia, The Voice of Love
“The Voice of Love,” “The Voice of Mother Gaia.” As an International Musician, Soul Alchemist, Soundhealer, Tantrica, Chaneller, Artist and Art Therapist. She was born with natural healing gifts and deep intuitive vision. She uses sacred sonic frequencies from various ins... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 17:45 - 18:45
POOL PAVILION

18:00

19:00

SANGAR RAMPOE (ACEH)
Friday April 6, 2018 19:00 - 19:30
MAIN STAGE LAWN

19:45

MATIU TE HUKI
Speakers
avatar for Matiu Te Huki

Matiu Te Huki

New Zealand, Soulful Roots Music
Matiu has a background in traditional Maori performing arts, theater and music. He has performed with the likes of Fat Freddies drop, Rhombus, Pitch Black, Tiki Taane, Anika Moa and many more of New Zealand's top artists. The soul stirring messages in Matiu's music are positive... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 19:45 - 20:45
MAIN STAGE LAWN

21:15

FANNA FI ALLAH
Speakers
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Fanna-fi-Allah

USA, Sufi Qawwali
Fanna-Fi-Allah hold the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali music, with the blessings of their teachers; some of the greatest masters of the qawwali form in India and Pakistan. Through the beauty of the music they embody a universal message of devotion and tolerance that is crucial to our time. The group's founding members have spent over 20 years learning this classical art, which celebrates the great Sufi mystics of old and relishes in the love of the Divine through poetry. Sung with a powerful soaring chorus and accompanied by the energetic rhythms of tabla and group clapping, the Beloved is celebrated with ecstatic devotion.Fanna-Fi-Allah have been blessed to play qawwali in its traditional setting at the honoured tombs of sufi saints in Pakistan and India, where qawwali originates. These include the sacred shrines of: Data Ganj Baksh (Lahore), Baba Ganj-e-Shakar (Pak Pattan), Baba Bulleh Shah (Kasoor), Baba Lasuri Shah (Faislabad) and in India at the tombs of Khwaja Nizzam-Ud-Deen Aulia, Amir Khusrau, Pir Inayat Khan (Delhi), & Khwaja Mueen-Ud-Deen Chishty (Ajmer).During their 17 years of world-wide touring, they have offered audiences a unique glimpse into this rich and vibrant culture; playing at many international festivals and concerts in major cities. They have enthralled audiences in the USA, Canada, Pakistan, Europe, Indonesia, India, Egypt (etc) with their dynamic skill and passionate musical precision. Having published ten albums published, Fanna-Fi-Allah now offer us an even deeper glimpse into this Sufi world of Pakistan with the production of their new documentary: Music of the Mystics.For more information about Fanna-Fi-Allah, see... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 21:15 - 22:30
MAIN STAGE LAWN

22:45

TEMPLE STEP (LIVE/DJ SET)
Speakers
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Temple Step

Australia, Global Dance
Music Producer, DJ, Sonic Ceremonialist and Sound Healer, Temple Step brings his multicultural ingenious influences and diverse electronic music genres, taking the listener on a dance journey throughout planetary cultures and beyond. Temple Step brings over 25 year’s experience... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 22:45 - Saturday April 7, 2018 00:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

00:00

AFTER PARTY with BRIAN HARTMAN
Speakers
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Brian Hartman

USA, World Beat
Brian resides in Nevada City, California where he is considered one of the leaders in the underground West Coast music scene both as a DJ and event producer.    Brian’s refined and versatile sound can best be summed up with the phrase “warm, organic, world beats: mostly Lat... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 00:00 - 02:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN
 
Saturday, April 7
 

07:00

Anahata Inner Healing Meditation
Anahata: Inner Healing for Outer Manifestation, is a dynamic form of meditation that includes breath work, mantra chanting, guided visualization to help reconnect with the heart center and immersion into the concept of Shiva – both form the aspect of creative destruction as well as nothingness, . Quintessential practices for purifying the heart  so that we manifest our desires and live in the flow.

Speakers
avatar for Nuthan Manohar

Nuthan Manohar

India, Inner Healing, Meditation & Ritual
Nuthan Manohar, is an MSc in Yoga and a behaviour specialist. She has 15 years of expertise in influencing community and individual behaviour and has been selected as among the top yoga therapists in India, success icon in Kerala etc. Her community projects have become UN case studies for best practices. She is the founder of Me Met Me, a school to improve quality of life through empathy, compassion and intuition. She used to manage strategy for Asia Pacific Countries for global clients, it was in 2010 that she decided to pursue her passion for yoga, healing and transforming lives. She invites you to radiate health and joy by letting go of pain and negativity, to embrace life, to get motivated and to realize the true potential of both your body and mind. She has taught in South East Asia, Middle East and Europe. For more information about Nuthan, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 07:00 - 07:45
COMMUNITY PAVILION

07:00

Pranayama ~ Merging Breath and Union
You will find stability through breath in the stillness using your whole body to express the self. Connecting with the subtle part of nature, removing your conditions that have made it difficult to psync with the true oneness that is you.

Speakers
avatar for Gaylord Morales

Gaylord Morales

Panama/ USA, Ojas Yoga
Originally from Panama, Gaylord Morales moved to the United States as a young child. An avid athlete, Gaylord excelled in all sports, honing his team spirit    through Baseball and Outrigger. Later in life, his path led him towards Yoga and the Healing Arts. Since his shift, Ga... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 07:00 - 07:45
BALE UP

08:00

Qi Gong
Speakers
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Simon Calder

UK, Life Force QiGong
Sai Calder has been studying and working with the body and its energy system, in relation to health and medicine in movement for over 20 years. Studying many systems with many teachers of, Qigong, Dynamic Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Martial Arts, Health Coaching, Functional Fascia Training, Chinese Medicine and Resistance Strength Training.     Sai has travelled to India, Bali, Thailand, Nepal, Europe to learn and practice these systems from their source. Life-Force Dynamics is the integration of all these forms into a complete system of Health and Spiritual Training.His main focus is aligned with reducing and releasing the built up residual tensions in the body, emotions, mind and spirit. To offer a framework and direction that assists in all functions of the body mind system to stay free of further problems and to promote a simple straight forward system that can be shared by anyone to aid in the relief of suffering, allowing the inspired potential of each person to be activated and understood. To wash away the weights inflicted by life, releasing to life, to become more alive.For more information about Sai, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN STAGE LAWN

08:00

Ananda Flow
“We come from love, we go back to love.  Our life on this Earth is a journey through the heart.”

Imagine the softness of the most beautiful, restorative yoga class you’ve ever done, wrapped in the strength, power and fun of high-energy Vinyasa.  This the magic of Ananda Flow.  Kate will inspire you to strengthen your postures while coaxing your heart to soften, open and expand.  The workshop combines challenging asana (adaptable to all levels), philosophical reflections, breath work and a self-nurturing approach to leave you feeling uplifted, inspired and full of gratitude for life.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Porotto

Kate Porotto

Australia, Fremantle Yoga
Kate Porotto-Nelson is an Australian yoga teacher who has been practicing and teaching for more than twenty years. As a young dancer, Kate studied many disciplines of human movement including Tai Chi, then trained in Iyengar yoga whilst qualifying as a naturopath and masseuse. In Western Australia, Kate found her current teacher Kale Leaf and trained with him for several years. Along her yoga journey she has intensively studied and now teaches a range of yoga styles including therapy, women’s and pregnancy, Ashtanga, restorative, vinyasa and power yoga. She is now recognized in each of these fields as a highly skilled practitioner.As a Senior Yoga Australia teacher, Kate sat on the committee of Yoga Australia for 3 years. In Perth she runs a popular 2-year teacher training program and runs two large yoga schools – Fremantle Yoga Centre and Off the Wall. Kate has 4 kids and is known by local mums as the ‘baby whisperer’. Fertility is Kate's area of special interest and she has helped many women as a Yoga Birthing Doula. Over the years Kate has trained and inspired many teachers and presented at yoga conferences in Australia as well as on international training programs. Kate’s commitment to be of service to her community is her passion, and she loves helping her students to open their hearts and shine their lights bright.For more information about Kate, see... Read More →
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Julian Silburn

Australia, Sound Alchemy
Julian Silburn is a sound healing musician and performer who has over 25 years experience with the Yidaki, (Didgeridoo)In 1997 he was invited by an Aboriginal artist to live and work with Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory in Australia. This opportunity greatly deepened his knowledge of Aboriginal art, stories, culture, healing, ceremonial music and earth wisdoms. During this time Julian was culturally adopted by families who have a direct lineage to the Yidaki and Mago.Julian uses a variety of world instruments in his music and sound healing to restore the body’s vibration to its natural harmony and balance.For more information about Julian, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE UP

08:00

Basic Arm Balancing
Welcome to this Basic Arm Balancing module! Here we will discover how Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow Pose) will serve as the best tool to access sideways arm balancing poses from our center of balance via a solid understanding of our arm-to-pelvis structure that supports forward weight shifting and leg extension, to achieve excellent alignment and grace in these elegant power poses known as Koundinyasana (Yogi Warrior Lineage Name Pose). You can also expect to recognize how taking the balance out of the poses via grounding them on the floor creates self assists that release lower back and inner core tension that promotes powerful arm balancing.

Speakers
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Duncan Wong

Japan, Yogic Arts
Duncan Wong is the creator of the Yogic Flow Arts system and the originator of California warrior yoga in the west. He is well known as the world’s leading proponent in the field of yogic flow motion dynamics that infuses the natural balance of mantra wisdom, warrior technology and healing bodywork therapy. His passion is to assist and witness the unfolding of people’s humanity via a stick and Stone Age approach to mindfulness. His transpersonal approach to body-mind healing has had a profound effect on countless people, and his integrated experience in the global fields of Vinyasa Yoga, Zen Martial Arts and Bodywork spans four decades. He trained with and taught many of the best in the yogic, martial arts and performance circles, and is delighted to bring his rich flavor to the training menu."Be yourself again" ~ Master WongFor information about Duncan Wong, please see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
BALE DOWN

08:00

Bhav Marley Vinyasa: Roots, Rock & Reggae
“You just can’t live in that negative way…make way for the positive day.” – Bob Marley

Music is medicine. Reggae music is like your daily multivitamin of Peace, Love and Unity. Experience these positive vibes in your yoga practice. We will start with a dynamic, sweaty, playful vinyasa flow building inner heat (tapas) through core cultivation and radical self-inquiry.

While in the flow we will examine the 3 key Habits of Happiness we can apply to every pose, and to your life off the mat. These are: 1. Self-Awareness  2. Accceptance  3. Accountability

Then strengthen your intuition and pinpoint the space created by the physical practice with stillness. Learn to hear your authentic, inner voice and patiently listen within for the answers on how to create the happiness you deserve. And in the spirit of “every little thing going to be alright” towards the end of this workshop we’ll enjoy a rich, restorative savasana accompanied by a touch of sweet meditation. All to the very best Reggae backdrop. . You will leave feeling high on life!


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
AMPHITHEATER

08:00

Blossoming Sakura Flow
Every spring, pink blankets of Sakura cover Japan from south to north. Only in a week or so, their petals fly up to the sky as fireworks as strong wind blows them.
Even in leaving its short life, Sakura made a beautiful goodbye. In short presence, Sakura shows up beautifully - vibrant, meaningful and memorable. Sakura reminds us of impermanence that life is a cycle, however how we show up in life is a choice.
In this 90' Flow practice, Fiska takes you in a pot-pouri flow class with vibrant, beautiful and sexy sequence of poses with Live DJ in the background.
Embody Sakura as an individual and as part of a group of beautiful yogi and yogini in this beautiful Bali Spirit Festival..

Speakers
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Fiska Satiri

Indonesia, Hatha Flow Yoga
Fiska’s personality is fun, loving and friendly. She was a dancer and just completed her aerobic teacher training when first took her first yoga classes. She was in awe with the fluidity and strengths demonstrated by people whom she practiced with. She is also found more freedom and beauty offered by Yoga.Her yoga journey taught her about body awareness and alignment. Since then she gained strengths and awareness in her practice, which informs her teaching.Fiska learns diverse styles of yoga from Ashtanga Vinyasa, Power Yoga with Bryan Kest, Hatha with Pujiasti Sindhu, Yin Yoga with Sebastian Pucelle and Therapeutic Yoga with Martin Kirk.She is forever grateful for the learning to teach yoga in a more mindful way from Pujiastuti Sindhu and the skills to create intelligent sequencing from Noah Maze and Christina Sell.Fiska is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) 200 with Yoga Alliance from LearnYoga@GG/Yogamaze in 2013 and an RYT500 after completing the Advanced 300Hr YTT with Yogamaze.Fiska loves to offer fun, enjoyable yet challenging classes for her students including beginners to Yoga. Her Basic Flow and Vinyasa on Saturday, YogaWall Wednesday evening are now among top classes at our Studio. step-by-step approach helps guiding her students to learn postures.Fiska is also the faculty of LearnYoga@GG RYS200 teaching 200hr YTT in Jakarta and Ubud to Japanese students.For more information about Fiska, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
MAIN PAVILION

08:00

Durga Kali Mythic Yoga Flow: Empower & Breathe
Durga Kali Mythic Yoga Flow: Empower & Breathe  
Join us for an empowering practice themed around our ability to impact the world around us. We will dive into the myth of the Goddesses Durga & Kali as we chant mantra, practice asana and come to understand what we can do as yogis to embody our values and share our power in the world. The yoga will be fierce, opening us to our fullest potential, connecting us to our heart and our inner goddess. Men welcome too!
 

Speakers
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Amisha Ghadiali

UK, Creative Activist
Amisha is a yoga teacher, modern day priestess, intuitive healer and creative activist. She brings all this awareness of the mystical and her fascination with the relationship of our inner and outer worlds, to everything that she creates.Her background is in politics and sustainable fashion, and since 2006 she has been designing jewellery for her own label with the tagline “elegance rebellion.” Amisha holds yoga workshops and moon rituals across the world, which bring together mantra, asana, meditation, mudra, myth, energy clearing and deep dives into the psyche. She recently founded Replenish, where she leads retreats and works one-on-one through her mentoring programme to assist you in creating space to show up for yourself each day and to facilitate the formation of lifelong habits that will support and nurture your inner and outer connections.Amisha is also a writer and speaker on all aspects of conscious and green living. A big part of her ‘yoga’ is exploring how we relate to the world around us and embody our values. She edited the collaborative book, The Future Is Beautiful - A Collection from Think Act Vote, coining the term Creative Activism and bringing together ideas and artwork from over two hundred contributors to inspire a brighter future. Her words have appeared in publications including The Huffington Post, Rebelle Society & Ecouterre and she has spoken at events and festivals around the world such as TEDx Oxbridge, Sunday Papers Live & Burning Man.For more about Amisha, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

08:00

Half led primary series Ashtanga Yoga
Half Led Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga
This class is a guided session where all students practice together following the Vinyasa count led by the teacher. The Ashtanga Vinyasa system is based on synchronized movement and breathing. The led class is guided with the traditional count of Vinyasa so that each student learns the methodic rhythm of the practice. We will focus in the Dhristi points, the Sanskrit term for sight, of each posture so to bring the practitioners closer to Dharana or concentration in the practice. This class is great for fit beginners and those seeking to build their strength and stamina, or for regular practitioners who want to focus on the first half of primary series.

Speakers
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Filipa Veiga

Portugal, Ashtanga Yoga
A former journalist and classical dancer in her home of Lisbon, Potugal, Filipa started her Ashtanga Yoga practice, as traditionally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in 2004. She fast became a devoted practitioner understanding the deeper levels of Ashtanga and its benefits. Certi... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
POOL PAVILION

08:00

Universal Yoga ~ Single Mat Creative Mandala
Speakers
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Will Senn Lau

China, Universal® Yoga
Will is a duo-lineage holder for: UNIVERSAL® YOGA 500-hour RYT (2012) and 200-hour RYT (2010) certification from Yoga Alliance© USA, graduated from Andrey Lappa.JIVAMUKTI® YOGA Advance Certification (2012) and 350-hour Certification (2007) from Jivamukti Yoga School NYUSA, gra... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 08:00 - 10:00
SKY PAVILION

09:00

Overcoming Limits ~ Clearing Through Your Personal Blocks
Workshop and Guided Meditation


Speakers
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Baji Grace

Canada, Catalyst Breakthrough
Baji is a Spiritual Catalyst who helps awaken gifts, clear blocks and personal limits and awaken to their highest possibility. She’s CEO of Disruptive Radiance and Exuberance Beauty Inc, host of Baji TV, and hosts Retreats internationally. She has worked with and taught thousan... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
HEALING PAVILION

09:00

Angel Meditation
Saturday April 7, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
TEEPEE

09:30

Plant Dying Workshop (kids all ages)
Speakers
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Sophie Akkineni

Bali, Natural Dyeing Workshop
Sophie Akkineni is a healer (Master Reiki Teacher, Bach flower therapist, Spirit channeler, designer, maker and face painting artist.)    Sophie founded kids eco-label Little Spirits and eco-concept sustainable store 'We Love Mother Earth' in Ubud, Bali Indonesia.     Sophie... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

09:30

Traditional Balinese Games (kids 7+)
Come learn traditional Balinese games and activities:

- "Tali Karet"  Making
- "Yoyo" Painting
- "Gasing" Painting
- "Ketupat" Making
- Origami Making
- and introducing other traditional games

Speakers
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Kampoeng Dolanan

Indonesia, Traditional Games
Kampoeng Dolanan is a community that is engaged in preserving traditional games, the concept is to actualize Ki Hajar Dewantara and Ki Hadi Sukatno's studies through traditional games, where the principles are "everyone is the teacher, every time is learning and the universe is the school".    Kampoeng Dolanan was formed on December 13, 2018 in Surabaya in Java, Indonesia. Throughout their journey, they run about 275 programs and 150 roadshows for each program. Kampoeng Dolanan has done roadshows across Indonesia in 25 cities throughout Java, Bali and Sumatera as well as internationally in Singapore and Malaysia. Kampoeng Dolanan is currently operates in two cities, Surabaya and Kediri. Kampoeng Dolanan is located in Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI)'s land, but the residents had no Freehold Title of the land. Kampoeng Dolanan dreamt to create the traditional game-based attractions on the land ad they want to change people's mindset to become more aware of tourism through various programs that run there. Kampoeng Dolanan has grown with several lines of education (Sekolah Dolanan, KD Roadshow, Data Center and Culture Exchange), creative industry (Bekel craft and Tekotek films), home industry (The Dakon's Catering), business professional (Outbound Wodowo), community empowerment (Berdaya Craft) and social entrepreneurship (Dolipstore and Jelajah Semambung).For more information about Kampoeng Dolanan, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 09:30 - 10:30
KIDS ZONE JOGLO

10:00

Voice Activation
Almunis a Colombian singer and songwriter, whose musical core is rooted in the immemorial ritual practices of the Americas. A graduate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; And Certified Sound Therapist from the Sound, Voice and Music Healing Program from CIIS in San Francisco, California, USA, Almunis has had a phenomenal global career both as a soloist and as a co-founder of the band Lulacruza, singing on four continents and recording more than 30 albums.
 
In 2016 Almunis united with her partner Marcus Berg (whom she met at the last BSF!!!). Marcus is a Swedish singer and songwriter who's been sharing pearls of wisdom from the Vedic lineage through touring the world with his bands Kultiration and Markandeya. 
 
Marcus co-teaches the Embodied Voice Activation by sharing his reverence for singing as golden tool for self-love and expansion. They are currently working on their first album together under the name Minük, and co-teaching Embodied Voice Activations in Europe and India.

Saturday April 7, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

10:15

Gaia Dance
The Gaia Dance is an Embodiment practice that is meant to build the connection between body, mind and soul.

This embodiment practice helps release stress, evoke creativity and connect back to the flow of life through exploration of your own body. The Gaia dance can help you see each of the 5 Elements in the world around you by learning to express them through your body, becoming them.
This embodiment practice is recommended for dancers and dance instructors in particular as it's opening another dimension to a sacred world of the dance, making your creativity flow and being able to create even more impressive expressions of the music.

The 5 Elements represent different nature of the movements creating a unique dynamics of the dance.
This practice can be performed solo, in couples or groups.
The Gaia dance is based on the 5 elements, which is:
Fire  - attack
Water - flow
Air - creativity
Earth - groundedness
Space - consciousness that creates a space for everything

Speakers
avatar for Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Izzat - Mr. Fusion

Malaysia, Gaia Dance
“Dance your heart away, it’s a shortcut to happiness. Made by love, for love with love. All love.”Izzat Emir Jalaluddin grew up in Kuala Lumpur, within hip-hop culture, learning about the essence of hip-hop dance and mastering its techniques. A winner of multiple competitio... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
COMMUNITY PAVILION

10:15

Zenthai Shiatsu ~ The River Of Life
The blood and energy pathways within our body are commonly and aptly referred to as the rivers of life. When the river flows free and abundantly we are joyous within vitality and radiant health.
The blood and Ki are really two faces of the same coin. We need Ki to move the blood and we need blood to to bring aliveness(Ki)  and warmth to the physical body.
 
In this three part class, we examine the circulatory system (fire element) and its huge role in keeping us strong and supple.
We also explore the meridians in charge of transforming food into blood (Earth element) and the meridians in charge of storing and detoxifying the blood and creating a free flow of prana (wood element) 

When the river of life is moving like a great warm river you are flooded with a new found vitality that has you springing from step to step.

Some solo and partner work.

Speakers
avatar for Gwyn Williams

Gwyn Williams

Australia, Zenthai Shiatsu
Zenthai shiatsu was created by Gwyn Williams over 15 years ago, as a fusion of Zen shiatsu, Thai massage and osteopathic technique. The sacredness of touch continues to be his inspiration, the evolution continues whilst welcoming any music or movement form that bring us away from division and back home to unity and ultimately true freedom.Gwyn's work can be explored through his book ' The Zen of touch ', the Zenthai Shiatsu website or the Zenthai healing centers in Australia (Sunny coast, qld) or Bali (Shanti Agung Retreat Centre). More recently the Zenthai bodywork has evolved into a rhythmic, fluid yoga asana practice involving the 5 elements, however it is noted that whenever one is in "a state of trust, curiously exploring and fully engaging in the moment" we are in the practice of Zenthai. For more information about Gwyn, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
POOL PAVILION

10:15

Thai Yoga Massage and Fascia Therapy
Thai Yoga Massage is a transformative experience. A deep revolution on the way we move, interact, communicate and especially the way we share touch as a form of healing. A journey of integration, realign with the source through the practice of presence and mindful touch. We will dive into the fascinating world of the connective tissue (Fascia) through the direct experience of our own body and integrating this knowledge into the Art of Healing Touch.
Live music

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Romero

Carlos Romero

Venezuela, Acro Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage
Carlos is a Surfyogi devoted Yoga and AcroYoga Immersion Teacher. After finishing a Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 he has continued to deepen his practice and expand the scope of his studies in Asthanga Vinyasa, Jiamukti, Anusara and Dharma Mittra Yoga as Well as healing studies like Cranial Sacral and Thai Yoga Massage.The Essence of Carlos's teaching is to bring joy, inspiration and ancient wisdom from different arts into one. To experience yoga as a beautiful way to celebrate life and to embrace the spirit which manifest within.Carlos spend most of his time in Bali "The Island of Gods", sharing the path of Yoga & Healing, allowing his true essence shine in every healing touch and also bringing people together through the art of Acroyoga with ongoing classes, workshops and retreats, surrounded by amazing nature and Bali bliss.Carlos will co-teach Acro Yoga with Bex TyrerFor more information about Carlos, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
AMPHITHEATER

10:15

Bio Dynamic Breath
BioDynamic Breathwork & Trauma Release System® (BBTRS®) is a new approach to body-oriented healing. Developed by Giten Tonkov, this method of breathwork is founded on a careful combination of specific breathing patterns with therapeutic conscious movement and dance, specialized touch and bodywork techniques, tension release exercises, gentle emotional release, sound healing and meditation practice. In this Biodynamic Breathwork session you will be supported to break through the many layers of body armoring and release mental, emotional and physical tension to your core level giving you an opportunity to directly experience the power of BBTRS. This profound method of breathwork and trauma release has the ability or clear your deeply imprinted primal, religious and societal conditioning. BBTRS will enables you to experience the full range of bodily sensations and emotions available to a human being, whilst expanding your capacity to support and contain the free flow of life-force energy.

Speakers
avatar for Giten Tonkov

Giten Tonkov

USA/ Ukraine, BioDynamic Breath
Giten Tonkov is creator and developer of BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release® and a founder & director of BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release Institute, a worldwide learning entity, and co-director of European Institute of Body Oriented Healing Arts (EIBOHA)Giten shares a mastery of body-oriented therapies that has evolved from over 20 years of learning, exploration and work with countless clients and groups around the world. His passion for life, humility and love for people has inspired his own personal journey and the creation of his “5-Element” approach to healing. Giten continually leads practitioner trainings and experiential workshops with his unique blend of creativity, depth and playfulness, while growing the BioDynamic Breath & Trauma Release Institute and its global community of friends and colleagues.Giten is a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1994 (Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, New York), and certified Breath & Body Oriented Therapist since 2001 (Diamond Breath School, Miasto Meditation Institute, Italy), as well as a former Osho Multiversity Therapist (OSHO Meditation Resort, Pune, India). He was born in Ukraine and lived in New York for 24 years. He now travels full time sharing BioDynamic Breath and Trauma Release System Training around the world.For more information about Giten, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
MAIN PAVILION

10:15

Dynamic Spiral and Yin Fascial Yoga
In this workshop you will learn and practice the break down of the Dynamic Spiral movements in order to open and warm up the joints and fascial matrix.
Beta brings together elements of spontaneous movement, Gyrokineses, Chigong and yoga offering a possibility for a more fluid, pleasant, feminine and sensual practice.
A practice that listens to our bodies!
The combination of a creative flow of flexion, extension, twist and Spirals  offers a full range of the spinal motion, releasing and strengthening the fascial lines and bends which creates energy optimization to the whole of our system during and after the practice.

Speakers
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Beta Lisboa

Brazil, Dynamic Spiral & Yin Fascial Yoga
“Truth is within you, do not search for it elsewhere.I feel that my main purpose in life is to guide people on their way to Truth.A stripped, naked, raw Truth – which is vulnerable and innocent”.Beta felt drawn by spirituality from a very young age and yearned to learn more. She was inspired by her surroundings including the African Brazilian rituals; their form of worship and the importance placed on nature. She connected to Osho’s work and Yoga and meditation soon became very significant in her spiritual evolution.As an avid athlete and capoeira practitioner, Beta studied Sports, Leisure and Physical Education at University in Brazil where she also started studying Ashtanga Yoga and Sports Massage. Beta later dedicated several years to practice Ashtanga and power yoga. She studied Myofascial Release Therapy and got initiated Reiki, Ayurvedica yoga massage and an intensive course in the chakra healing Barbara Brennan approach. Beta went on to live in India for 12 years studying and practicing and connecting to her spiritual path. In Rishikesh, she learned the power of living in devotion and became deeply in touch with Bhakti yoga practices. Her Mindfulness approach comes from Zen Buddhism and Vipasana meditation and she developed a new perspective on her asana practice as an integral blend of yin yoga, myofascial release, mindfulness and spiraling movements. Beta is also a trauma release Breathwork therapist and currently studies Somatic Experience. Beta regularly travels the word offering trainings and workshops on Dynamic Spiral & Yin Fascial Yoga Education program, and Self – transformation Retreats for Women. For more information about Beta, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE DOWN

10:15

Power House Groove ~ Core Workshop
Power house groove:  core oriented workshop in relationship to yoga ...  

Speakers
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Nino Mendes

China, Urban Flow
Originally from France, Nino’s yoga journey began in 2004 when he was introduced to his guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, in New York City. With an affiliation to movement his entire life, yoga was not a foreign concept, and he readily recognized that the benefits were beyond physical. Subsequently, he taught in the city at Yoga Spot and Yoga for the People. In 2008, he went to Los Angeles and taught at Yoga Center, Inn Yoga, Dharma Yoga and Black Dog Yoga. While there, Kung Fu Grandmaster Vita took him under his wing. In 2012 Nino took the Shanghai yoga scene by storm, inspiring students and teachers alike with his unique flow, synchronous soundtracks, and carefree spirit. Starting at Yogaspace, he was soon discovered by yoga hotspot, Y+ Yoga Center, and recruited by lululemon as the brand was launching in China. As a lululemon ambassador, Nino has led community classes and a 600-person practice in Chengdu as part of Unroll China 2016. He also modeled yoga wear for Aumnie, 不弃(buqi) and SIGEDN. In 2016, Nino returned home to Europe and taught at several studios around the continent as he prepared to launch NINO YOGA.For more information about Nino, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
BALE UP

10:15

Yoga, Mantra and Mudra With Live Music
Join Janet Stone to explore the devotional aspects of yoga practice. We'll explore asana (movement), alongside moments of singing to the divine through call-and-response. We'll integrate mudra, pranayama and meditation to create a full and well-rounded practice.
Our time together will create a bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and connecting us with one another and all that is around us. We'll allow time for discussion of how to integrate these practices into your personal practice and teaching.

Speakers
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Janet Stone

USA, Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Janet Stone’s studentship began at 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today.In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Janet blends the alchemy of her own practice with decades of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops and more.For more information about Janet, see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:00
SKY PAVILION

10:15

TAKETINA Rhythm Process
TAKETINA Rhythm Process
TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.

Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Our body is an instrument that creates rhythm at all times. Through the voice, the words, the claps, walking, breathing, we reconnect ourselves with the innate wisdom of the body.There are many levels to Taketina. At it's simplest it is a means of having fun with music from the perspective of the body.

Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness.

Speakers
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Kula

Portugal, SomFala Rhythm Alchemy
Develop your Potential Through Joy and Rhythm!Living and Thriving just outside of Lisbon, Portugal, Kula is a musician and therapist. Passionate for rhythm, he has developed a series of educational and transformational trainings and workshops using through rhythm, movement and song.  A soul Hunting Healer, Kula has Studied Biomusicology and facilitated Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin, facilitates Drum Circles, Trance Dance and Laughter Yoga.His first time at BaliSpirit Festival, Kula will facilitate SomFala Rhythm & Voice circle, Trance Dance, some Laughter Yoga and Taketina. TaKeTiNa is a method created in the 70's by the Austrian musician Reinhard Flatischler that uses rhythm as a tool to work the body, mind and senses. It is a collective, meditative and musical process for human development that transports us to an inner dimension where transformation and joy take place.Taketina is a completely new way of learning, experiencing, and understand the connections among rhythm, music, and individual evolution. Taketina does not simply promote creativity and musicality; rather, creative-musical learning is closely tied to the growth of human qualities. Two basic abilities in particular are of importance both within music and in daily life: flexibility and connection. As these become an integral part of your being, you will find that rhythm will guide you to inner quiet, centeredness and aliveness."I believe that music inspires people to catch up and share their spirit, contributing to  conscious evolution towards more life, more love, more passion and more fun."For more information about Kula, please see... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:15 - 12:15
MAIN STAGE LAWN

10:45

Kids Sound Healing And Yoga (all ages)
We are going to chant healing mantras from all over the world. Anybody can join by chanting, percussion, and energy activating movements like dancing and yoga.

Speakers
avatar for Achim and Miriam

Achim and Miriam

Germany, Kids Sound healing and Yoga Workshop
Achim and Miriam were born in Germany and started playing music and singing from young age. While studying human medicine, their mind was opened deeply into holistic medicine and healthy lifestyle. Over the years they researched and practised Emotional Balancing, Chiropractic, Re... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
KIDS ZONE JUNGLE TENT

11:00

Sacred stance through the Maori voice
This workshop has been specifically designed by Matiu Te Huki to help participants connect more deeply with their internal warrior, leader, speaker and their ancestors.

Matiu has over 20 years experience as a Maori language and performance teacher, he is a playwrite, musician, facilitator and leader amongst his own communities.

This interactive workshop will cover traditional Maori practices including the art of introduction, song, haka, sharing the breath of life, story and more. Participants will leave with ancient yet practical tools to support them in the way they stand, speak, listen, connect and move powerfully through life. This workshop also delves into the realms of the dance between the divine masculine and the divine feminine.

Matiu's approach is welcoming, inspiring, fun and empowering.

Speakers
avatar for Matiu Te Huki

Matiu Te Huki

New Zealand, Soulful Roots Music
Matiu has a background in traditional Maori performing arts, theater and music. He has performed with the likes of Fat Freddies drop, Rhombus, Pitch Black, Tiki Taane, Anika Moa and many more of New Zealand's top artists. The soul stirring messages in Matiu's music are positive... Read More →


Saturday April 7, 2018 11:00 - 12:00
COCO LOVE STAGE

11:00

12:00

Herbert Quinteros
Speakers
avatar for Herbert Quinteros

Herbert Quinteros

Peru, Traditional Medicine Songs
 Herbert Quinteros  Traditional Medicine Songs  Peru  Herbert Quinteros Flores was born in the city of Tarapo