BaliSpirit Festival is one of the largest yoga and world music festivals in the world. Bali’s only annual yoga festival recently celebrated their 10th anniversary in March 2017. Over the course of 1 transformational week, over 7000 people from all over the world were drawn to Ubud, Bali’s cultural center to take part in over 300 workshops, 4 bhakti nights and 3 world music concerts.
Yogis from over 50 nations filled the outdoor pavilions amongst the rice fields to practice with leading international yoga teachers including: Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco, Tymi Howard, Eoin Finn and Mark Whitwell. BaliSpirit Festival year after year draws in a diverse range of classes with a high caliber of leading and up-and-coming international yoga teachers. Some fun and alternative yoga classes at BaliSpirit Festival 2017 included the bright and energetic Disco Yoga with Nickie Hanley, the unique and empowering Black Metal Yoga with Melody Henry and the deep and pumping Reggaelates with Sienna Creasy. Hundreds of people were emotionally transformed during daily breathwork workshops, cacao ceremonies, kirtan and ecstatic dance, which continue to be firm favorites among attendees.
Each year, BaliSpirit Festival unites an international community of highly conscious individuals who gather together with a shared appreciation of yoga, music, health and the incredible devotional culture of Bali. A truly uplifting, energetic and feel-good highpoint of the year, BaliSpirit Festival brings together this community of conscious travelers, year after year. What appears to draw people back to BaliSpirit Festival is the deep sense of community and heartfelt connections that attendees build, feeling liberated finding their dharma and connecting with their true self in a safe, welcoming space.
During 6 days and 7 nights, BaliSpirit Festival 2017 had over 300 workshops in yoga, meditation, breathwork, dharma talks, sound healing, dance, ceremonies and devotional mantra music. Yoga styles included: Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Acro, Hatha, Power, Children’s Yoga, Laughter Yoga and many more. During the nighttime music events, BaliSpirit Festival welcomed a wide range of spiritual and world music artists including Xavier Rudd, Zap Mama, Desi Subculture, Emmanual Jal as well as Bhakti music artists: Jai-Jagdeesh and The Hanumen. BaliSpirit Festival each year manages to amplify the energy and spirituality felt in the magical island of Bali; through high vibe music, yoga and consciousness. The daily feeling of grace, gratitude and spirituality which emanates from the Balinese and the island, makes BaliSpirit Festival a holistic and spiritual destination like no other.
Despite the growing grandeur of BaliSpirit Festival each year, the mission from the festival founders is simple. The festival was co-founded by Made Gunarta, Meghan Pappenheim and Robert Weber in 2007 with the intention to create community and give back to Bali. As a non-profit event, the values and vision for BaliSpirit Festival have always been to create a festival to awaken and nourish each individual’s potential for positive change within by celebrating a cultural amalgamation of East meets West through yoga, world music and healing.
Attendees of BaliSpirit Festival 2017 described it as a ‘life changing experience’, ‘inspirational’ and having ‘being positively impacted by the festival’s blend of energy, passion, personal awakening and high quality entertainment’. BaliSpirit Festival 2018 will take place from April 2-8 in Ubud, Bali. Find out more and get your ticket for the next festival at www.balispiritfestival.com.