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Festival & Bhakti Weekend

Living Yoga Dallas Presents

This 3 day weekend music and yoga festival is an invitation to drink from the life-giving well of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of the heart.

Sing from the depths of your soul, tap into your inner poet, and rejoice in the awakening of your unique voice and creativity during this inspirational weekend.

Dance with the band downstairs and enjoy yoga and meditation classes upstairs with some of DFW’s most dedicated teachers, educators and guides.

Shop local and out of state vendors, enjoy vegetarian food, yoga, meditation, song, dance, devotion and joy.

FRIDAY 7PM-9PM $30

Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band Kick-Off Concert!

Soul-stirring ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge conscious lyrics and New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves.

SATURDAY 9:30AM-11:30am $40

Bhakti on the Mat

Asana infused with feeling, and inspiration- especially effective when we’re feeling burnt out, dried up, or dull.

This playful all-levels practice will include storytelling from the mythical world of yoga, heart-felt kirtan chanting, graceful vinyasa sequences, and evocative live music. Some experience with yoga 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.

The workshop will be accompanied by the live grooves of The Wild Lotus Band, featuring guitar and bass player Alvin Young and percussionist and vocalist Gwendolyn Colman.

Deepen your connection to the spirit of life by merging the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2PM-5:30PM $40

Awaken Your Inner Poet: Bhakti Through Poetry and Live Music

Explore the life stories and transformative poetry of some of the world’s most inspiring Bhakti poets with storytelling, live music, singing, evocative poetry, and an inviting space for you to dive deep into your own heart to compose your own personal bhakti poems.

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT 7PM-9PM $30

Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band – Peace & Love for All Concert! Kids Welcome!

SUNDAY 1:30PM – 4pm $40

Yoga Teachers’ Inspiration Series: How To Bring More Heart & Musicality To Your Yoga Classes with Sean Johnson

Designed for yoga teachers and trainees seeking to infuse fresh energy and inspiration into their practice and teaching. Cultivate more depth, imagination, and inspiration through the arts of bhakti yoga – song, music, language, poetry, creative movement, and ritual.

Visit with Sean about the insights over 20 years of merging Hatha and Bhakti yoga in his teaching and practice, explore how to bring more energy, emotion, dynamics, and musicality to our classes, including advice on how to make potent playlists that support your class flow, and tips for making singing more accessible for you and your students.

Yoga Alliance CEU’s available

1, 2 or 3 Day Passes available

Join us for a concert, workshop, or the entire weekend!

Contact INFO@LivingYogaDallas.com for a la carte pricing for Saturday’s events

More details here. 

Event Details

Fri, Feb, 28th - Sun, Mar, 1st

Westside Wellness Dallas
4711 Westside Dr
Dallas, Texas

Sedona Yoga Festival

Join us and so many other inspiring teachers and musicians at the Sedona Yoga Festival in Sedona, AZ! Our offerings will include a mantra music concert, Bhakti On The Mat session, storytelling, and half-day and daylong immersion including a session designed for yoga teachers who want to infuse their teaching with more bhakti and creativity. Details and registration at www.SedonaYogaFestival.com

Event Details

Fri, Mar, 13th 9:00 am - 2:00 am - Mon, Mar, 16th

Sedona Yoga Festival
1225 W State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ

Spring 8 Day BHAKTImmersion

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

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, Bermuda, 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 the band sharing a Saturday evening headline set at New Orleans Sacred Music Festival at Cafe Istanbul performance hall. 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.

For more details and registration click here.

 

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, Mar, 21st 12:00 am - 5:00 pm - Sat, Mar, 28th

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

Event Details

Sat, Mar, 21st 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Ave, Suite 260
New Orleans, LA

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

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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