Bhakti Fest 2012: The Festival of Yoga, Kirtan and Wisdom from the Heart Returns to Joshua Tree September 6-9


Joshua Tree, CA – July 13, 2012 – Bhakti Fest is celebrating its fourth season September 6 – 9 at the Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA. Yoga, kirtan music and wisdom workshops will be offered in the tradition of the dynamic Bhakti Fests since 2009.

According to Sridhar Silberfein, Founder and Producer of the Bhakti Fests, “Bhakti is devotion to love. Shining within and without like the sun. We emanate pure love whenever and wherever we go, giving unconditional love to everyone, especially our personal relationships. This year’s Bhakti Fest will be a total immersion in this love for all the presenters and attendees.”

Music provides the core of the Bhakti Fest. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience devotional chanting, called kirtan, continuously, along with nationally acclaimed musicians including Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, WAH and Donna De Lory, to name a few. Twelve hours of daily yoga classes in three large studios will be facilitated by incomparable and world-renowned yoga teachers such as Shiva Rea, Sara Ivanhoe and Bryan Kest. Each day will also feature extensive wisdom workshops geared to educate and inspire with some of the most formidable guides of our time, covering such topics as Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Pranayama, Mantras and Mudras, Meditation and more. Presenters include Radhanath Swami Shyamdas, Ron Alexander, Mirabai Devi, Lorin Roche, David Haberman and others.

Attendees will be invited to leave the busy world behind and immerse themselves in a conscious community for four full days for what the festival producers call “the path of the heart.” They will experience an independent thriving community complete with an eco-friendly vendor village of more than 100 artisan merchants who will offer delicious, high vibrational raw, vegan, and vegetarian foods and beverages, yoga gear, clothing, musical instruments, crafts and more.

The Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center is the perfect setting to foster inner reflection and spiritual reconnection because of its peacefulness and natural desert beauty. Thousands have come back since 2009 to experience the Bhakti Fests at this pristine resort. Accommodation options include hotels, camping and RV parking, all on site. There are also ten local hotels within ten miles of the event.

For a full list of performers and teachers and to purchase tickets (kids under 12 are FREE) please visit


Wanderlust or Bust!

The moment has arrived! It’s time to start planning and start booking your summer getaway at the best summer yoga festival in the world. ­ If you’re good at planning ahead (I’m kind of terrible at this…), you can grab your tickets to Wanderlust 2012 at a special advance price!

The eclectic and star-studded 2012 lineups looks like the best thus far, including the nation’s most renowned yogis such as Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, John Friend, Rodney Yee and Baron Baptiste to name a few. And with musical performances by Ziggy Marley, Beats Antique, Ani DiFranco and MC Yogi, you’ll be sure to rock out.

Don’t get stuck in savasana, choose your Wanderlust adventure from the three locations below:

  • Wanderlust Vermont, Stratton Mountain: June 21-24
  • Wanderlust Colorado, Copper Mountain: July 5-8
  • Wanderlust California, North Lake Tahoe: July 26-29

SAGE (4-day) tickets are available now for $435 (regularly $475).

SEEKER (3-day) tickets are available now for just $365 (regularly $395).

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to create memories of a lifetime! Learn more at

Shiva Rea on Yoga Energy Activism – Wanderlust SPEAKEASY 2011

Shiva Rea addresses the Speakeasy attendees in Squaw Valley (2011) regarding Yoga Energy Activism: how we can regenerate our energy linking our heart, body, home and ecology.

Shiva Rea, M.A. is a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, global adventurer and leading innovator in the evolution of prana flow yoga, transformational vinyasa flow integrating the tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya’s teachings and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of prana flow out in the world. Shiva is the creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Yogadventure Retreats, Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, the worldwide Global Mala Project, Yogini Conferences and E2: The Evolutionary Edge Tour. She writes for Yoga Journal, Yoga Plus Joyful Living, is the author of award-winning CD’s and DVD’s, and contributor to many publications and features.

For more information on Shiva Rea and her teaching schedule, please visit:

For more information on the Global Mala Project, please visit:


Unplug, Tune Up, Clear Up with Energy Regeneration Day

Wanted to let you know about a new program that launched this week — Energy Regeneration Day — designed to recharge the body and the planet, created by world-renowned yoga instructor, Shiva Rea – together with and Global Green. From now until September 22, Shiva invites all to serve as activists in a practical response to the global energy crisis by participating in a self-imposed retreat from the stresses of modern life.

In solidarity with the planet, observing just one Energy Regeneration Day involves:

  • Unplugging – all but the fridge to live free of email, cell phones and DVR.
  • Tuning In – Spending your day off the grid doing yoga and spending creative, quality time with loved ones.
  • Clearing Up – Fasting from technology and heavy foods, feasting on eco-positive vegan fare.

Energy Regeneration Day participants are invited to register as Yoga Energy Ambassadors at and share their experiences. If the break from the stress of the daily grind yields positive benefits for your life, Shiva hopes you will continue to observe Energy Regeneration Days each week, finding 24 hours for simple, off the grid living that reduces your overall carbon footprint by 1/7.

Check out Shiva’s interview on Energy Regeneration Day:

We hope you will partake in this planet loving movement.

Shiva Rea Mystic Yoga

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