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(Canceled) Music & The Celtic Soul: Celtic Spirituality Retreat in Ireland with Mary Meighan & Sean Johnson

Click here for details and registration.

• Super Early Bird Discount Rate – $1559 ($400 savings) if registered by December 1st, 2019. The last retreat sold out on the early bird deadline, so early registration is highly recommended.

Wild Lotus & Celtic Journeys presents

Music & The Celtic Soul: Celtic Spirituality Retreat
In beautiful County Clare, home of traditional Irish music and culture

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.

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.

In addition to daily explorations into Celtic spirituality and visits to sacred sites, we will have three evenings in Doolin, a quaint village that is one of the most beloved traditional Irish music and cultural capitals of Ireland. Each night traditional Irish music sessions abound. We have also made arrangements with one of Ireland’s most beloved storytellers and writers Eddie Lenihan to share an evening of Irish folk and fairy lore with our group.

See lots more details including sample itinerary here. 

Event Details

Sun, Apr, 26th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Fri, Oct, 30th

Hotel Doolin
Fitz Cross
Doolin, Co. Clare

Event Details

Thu, Jul, 23rd - Mon, Jul, 27th

Masonic Temple
80 Broadway St
Asheville, NC

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

Event Details

Fri, Aug, 21st - Sun, Aug, 23rd

Yogaville
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA

Mystical Island: Celtic Spirituality Retreat in Ireland with Mary Meighan & Sean Johnson

Click here for details and registration.

• Super Early Bird Discount Rate – $1559 ($400 savings) if registered by St. Patrick’s Day March 17th. The last retreat sold out by St. Patrick’s Day, so early registration is highly recommended.

Wild Lotus & Celtic Journeys presents

Mystical Island: Celtic Spirituality Retreat
On a wild and beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland

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.

Lots more details and sample itinerary here. 

Event Details

Mon, Oct, 5th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Fri, Oct, 9th

Inis Mor
Kilmurvey
Aran Islands, Co. Galway

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