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Tue, Jun, 18th

Garaj Mahal Studios
270 Ozier Dr
Batavia, IL

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Wed, Jun, 19th

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
920 Third Ave
Rockford, IL

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Fri, Jun, 21st 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Heaven Meets Earth Yoga Studio & Center for Conscious Living
2746 Central St
Evanston, IL

Mantra Music Concert at Spirit Fest

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Sat, Jun, 22nd 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Perennial Yoga
5500 E. Cheryl Pkwy.
Fitchburg, WI

An Evening of Enchanting Music & Storytelling

Join New Orleans’ Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band for a special evening of chanting, music, and inspirational storytelling. Weaving their unique brand of kirtan music which merges ancient mantras, conscious lyrics, rock, roots, gospel, and world grooves, Sean will also share stories from his life and put a modern-day spin on inspiring tales from the mythic world of yoga, inviting the audience to participate in each story and reflect on its meaning in their lives. Alvin, Gwendolyn, and Narada provide an enchanting live soundtrack to help bring the stories to life.

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Sun, Jun, 23rd 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Inner Sun Yoga
711 Oregon St
Oshkosh, WI

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Mon, Jun, 24th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Mon, Jul, 22nd

Yama Yoga True North
6300 W. Mequon Rd
Mequon , WI

Yogaville Presents Open Your Heart: A Bhakti & Creativity Retreat with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

For details and registration visit: https://www.yogaville.org/programs/6884/open-your-heart-a-bhakti-yoga-and-creativity-immersion/

Join critically acclaimed spiritual music artists Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a Bhakti Yoga and creativity immersion that will open your heart and rekindle your soul.

Sometimes in life and Yoga practice we yearn for creative inspiration that reinvigorates our spirit. This retreat is an invitation to drink from the life-giving well of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of the heart. Sing your heart out, tap into your inner poet, and rejoice in the awakening of your unique voice and creativity during this heart-opening weekend.

Sean and the band will create a safe and invigorating space for you to:

  • Tune your being with singing meditation, kirtan chanting, song, and dance
  • Explore your own life story more deeply through interactive storytelling, mythology, coloring, and journaling
  • Merge your physical and emotional consciousness with heart-centered vinyasa Yoga practice accompanied by enchanting live music
  • Spark a romance with life itself and explore the love poetry of the Bhakti tradition

The retreat will be accompanied by the live grooves of The Wild Lotus Band—a favorite headliner at Yoga and music festivals nationwide—featuring guitar and bass player Alvin Young and percussionist and vocalist Gwendolyn Colman.

All are welcome to attend.

Concert

If you can’t attend the full workshop but would still like to see Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band live,
join us for the Saturday night Satsang Concert
Tickets: $30 in advance and $40 at the door
Doors open at 7 pm

Tentative Schedule

Friday 7:45–9:30 pm
Open the Heart: An Evening of Storytelling and Kirtan with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band

Tonight we open the gates of our heart and set the tone for our weekend retreat with an intimate evening of storytelling, live music, and kirtan. Sean will share stories both from the mythology of Yoga as well as from his personal journey to help bring more meaning and depth to the songs and chants we’ll sing together.

Saturday 9:30–11:30 am
Bhakti on the Mat: The Mythic World of Yoga

Merge the heart-opening qualities of Bhakti Yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling from the mythical world of Yoga, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, and evocative live music. Some experience with asana is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country, including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest.

Saturday 3–5:30 pm
Yoga of Sound Playshop

Explore one of the most ancient and powerful forms of Yoga—the Yoga of sound vibration. Learn about how sound has been used to shift consciousness in cultures around the world as well as in the fields of science and medicine. Experience a special vocal Yoga singing practice designed to help you tune the instrument of your body. Dive into a playful rhythm session guided by Gwendolyn to help you get in touch with your inner drummer, and savor the power of delightfully bringing song and dance together to awaken joy and brighten your soul.

Saturday 7:30–9:30pm
An Evening of Mantra Music with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band

Free your heart and stir your soul in this interactive evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves.

Sunday 9:45 am–12:15 pm
Bhakti on the Mat: Poetry of the Heart and Body

Join Sean and the band for another deep and playful all-levels practice that includes storytelling, heart-opening poetry, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, evocative live music, and a safe space for you to awaken your inner poet. Bring a journal and crayons or magic markers.

Continuing Education Opportunities

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Fri, Jul, 5th - Sun, Jul, 7th

Yogaville
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA

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Sat, Jul, 6th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Yogaville
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA

Asheville Yoga Festival

Tentative Dates: July 25th-28th

For more details and tickets visit: www.AshevilleYogaFestival.com

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Thu, Jul, 25th - Sun, Jul, 28th

Asheville Yoga Festival
Downtown
Asheville, NC

Bhakti Fest

For more details visit www.BhaktiFest.com

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Fri, Sep, 13th - Mon, Sep, 16th

Bhakti Fest
59700 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA

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