Midwest Yoga & Kirtan Fest

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We’ll also be offering a pre-festival Bhakti Intensive with us on Thursday September 20th.

Event Details

Thu, Sep, 20th - Sun, Sep, 23rd

Midwest Yoga & Kirtan Fest
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Jefferson, WI

Celtic Spirituality Retreat in Ireland w/ Mary Meighan & Sean Johnson

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Wild Lotus Yoga & Celtic Journeys Presents
October 1st-5th, 2018
Celtic Spirituality Retreat on a wild and beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland with Mary Meighan & Sean Johnson

Renew your spirit, kindle your soul, and stir your imagination on this one-of-a-kind, intimate, spiritual retreat in one of Ireland’s most enchanting places. We’ll retreat on Inis Mor– a small island off the west coast of Ireland– where Gaeilge (Irish) is the native language and Celtic traditions flourish.

Celtic spirituality is the indigenous spirituality of Ireland. It is a gentle, nature based way of being that invites us to be our authentic selves and to live from our heart. 

On this retreat, experience the depth and profoundly simple inspiration of Celtic Spirituality through Irish blessings, songs, poems, stories, chants, music, meditations, rituals, visits to sacred sites, connection with locals, gentle candlelit evening yoga sessions inspired by Celtic wisdom, and free time to wander the island.

Your Guides

Mary Meighan, a native of Ireland, is the founder of Celtic Journeys whose mission is to offer soul journeys steeped in the Celtic traditions of pilgrimage, retreat, and ritual. She has traveled to sacred sites across Ireland for decades, renewing, sustaining, and sharing her passion for the Celtic world. She also visits the U.S. and other countries introducing the Celtic Spirituality through talks, workshops and retreats – drawing upon the inspiration of Irish poets, storytellers, scholars and traditional musicians.

Sean Johnson is a singer, storyteller, and teacher of yoga and spirituality. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga in New Orleans, Soul School Teacher Training Program, and The Wild Lotus Band. Sean’s love of Ireland and Celtic Spirituality goes back to his youth, and in college he did an intensive program in Irish Studies. This will be his twelfth trip to Ireland.

Cost: Register with $700 non-refundable deposit. Full balance due by September 1st.

• Early Bird Discount Rate $1759 if registered by August 15th
• After June 31st: Regular Price $1959.
Price includes daily retreat sessions with Mary & Sean; four nights accommodations at an 18th century family-run guesthouse with two people per room (single room available for an extra $70 per night – $280); four hearty Irish breakfasts; lunch on the opening day; three homemade dinners at our guest house; buses on Inis Mor to and from the ferry port to guesthouse; bus excursions on the Island to sacred sites; and local guide. Price does not include airfare, ferry, and meals not listed above.

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Event Details

Mon, Oct, 1st - Fri, Oct, 5th

Inis Mor
Inis Mor
County, Galway

8 Day BHAKTImmersion in New Orleans

Bhakti Yoga & Soul Celebration In The Heart Of New Orleans with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

Early Bird Discount! Save $200 if registered by June 1st. For more details and registration click here.

Sean and the band’s 8 Day BHAKTImmersion attracts yogis and yoga teachers who wish to experience the inspiration of bhakti yoga in a deep, fun, integrated way. The sessions are educational, experiential, and help participants to empower their creativity through the arts of bhakti yoga. Participants in the BHAKTImmersion have hailed from Italy, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Canada, across the country, and of course the New Orleans region.

PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited. The last few BHAKTImmersions have sold out several months in advance. Early registration highly recommended.

Sing your heart out, rekindle your soul, awaken the gods and goddesses within you, tap into your inner poet, dance like a child, feel your fingers tickle the harmonium as you accompany your chanting, get your hands on a drum and find your rhythm, explore the beauty, romance, and celebration of New Orleans, rejoice in the awakening of your unique voice and creativity.

Enhance your connection to Life through Bhakti yoga and kirtan. This 8 Day Intensive is for anyone who wants to steep in bhakti- the yoga of the heart, for yogis who are seeking to deepen their practice, and for yoga teachers seeking inspiration in integrating more bhakti into their classes.

The week opens with Sean & The Wild Lotus Band sharing a Saturday evening of mantra music open to the public at Cafe Istanbul music club.

Starting on Sunday, mornings are focused on self-exploration and satsang through singing meditation, interactive chanting, exploration of the archetypes of the gods and goddesses, guidance on how to bring more bhakti into your life; dancing, storytelling, mythology, journaling, and love poetry from the Bhakti tradition. Through the week there will also be a couple of  bhakti on the mat asana practices led by Sean and accompanied by Alvin and Gwendolyn. Afternoons include more kirtan and supportive instruction in: basic harmonium with Sean; intermediate harmonium with guest teacher Joe Ashlar; basic rhythm and drumming workshops with Gwendolyn; and basic guitar-and-bass-for-kirtan with Alvin. Evening celebrations include opening dinner gathering; house party with live local music; and NOLA music outing with Gwendolyn.

Listen to New World Kirtan podcast documenting one day of the BHAKTImmersion week.

See photo journal and blog from the BHAKTImmersion at The Bhakti Beat.


Event Details

Sat, Nov, 3rd - Sat, Nov, 10th

Wild Lotus Yoga Downtown
2372 Saint Claude Ave Suite 200
New Orleans, LA

Event Details

Sat, Nov, 3rd 12:00 am - 10:00 pm

Cafe Istanbul
2372 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA

Kripalu Bhakti Bliss New Year's Retreat with David Newman & Mira

For all levels.

Ride the waves of bliss in celebration as you usher in the new year with some of the foremost innovators of joy-filled kirtan and mantra music. David Newman (Durga Das), Mira, and Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band fill this program with devotional chanting to celebrate the path of love, culminating with a festive New Year’s Eve kirtan concert. Joining hearts and voices with a conscious intention is the perfect way to create openness and expansion for the year to come.

This program includes

  • Ecstatic chanting
  • Stories, poetry, and myths of the Divine
  • Bhakti-centered yoga practice
  • Learning to access the wisdom of your heart through the ancient yet timely teachings and practices of the Way of Love.

The presenters also share the stage to explore devotional and musical interplay, guaranteed to heighten your experience and inspire your Spirit. Ring in 2019 on a blissful wave of chanting and bhakti energy, with a smile on your face, a groove in your step, and gratitude in your heart!

Register here.

Event Details

Fri, Dec, 28th - Tue, Jan, 1st

Kripalu Center for Yoga
57 Interlaken
Stockbridge, MA

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