BaliSpirit Festival, a Global Celebration of Yoga, Dance & Music returns to Yayasan Bali Purnati, Batuan, Bali on April 2-8, 2018.
Commencing on April 2, there are over 100 different daytime workshops and events at BaliSpirit Festival, where attendees can freely move between an unlimited number of workshops and events. Workshops and events range from yoga classes, health seminars, satsangs, sound healing and meditation to kirtan and music performances from world-class teachers, guest presenters, yogis, artists, healers, innovative thinkers and musicians from around the world. Together to celebrate wellness, music, tolerance, peace, cultural curiosity and joy in the stunning tropical setting, presenters are passionate about sharing their knowledge to inspire and enlighten everyone to join the festival.
The theme this year is “Return to Source”. On a literal level, the festival returns to our beloved original venue, Bali Purnati – a lush tropical garden of manicured terraces, cool shade trees, and secret wellsprings to delight the senses!
On a deeper level, BaliSpirit’s “Return to Source” is a recognition of the unified inner life of all living things, the Being from which all beings arise, the consciousness that sees through every pair of eyes. It is the sacred silence found in deepest meditation. And it is the music that streams from heart-centered awareness to bless all with ears to hear.
For yoga lovers, there are classes for all levels, for absolute beginners to handstand lovers across all traditions of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, Hatha, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Children’s yoga and more.
BaliSpirit Festival also provides dance classes, many discussions, music workshops, seminars, and in addition to the many healing and breathwork workshops part of the main program of BaliSpirit Festival, attendees can also book individual healing sessions offered at the Healing Huts area.
The Dharma Fair is the heart of the festival community with a thriving marketplace with the Community Pavillion for all activities, and community daytime music stage: Coco Love Stage. The Coco Love stage features artists from all over the world and offers a unique experience, features a wide range of uplifting music and dance performances throughout the day. From local Balinese performances to world music and kirtan, this area is for people wanting to visit and soak up the community atmosphere of the festival.
Dharma Fair showcases the diverse selection of healthy, organic and vegan food prepared by some of Bali’s finest restaurants and vendors. Market Stalls of locally made handicrafts, jewelry, clothing, and gifts with an emphasis on artisanship and ethical commerce. There’s also the non-profit organization’s information area and the Kids Zone, with experienced daycare providers so kids can enjoy a full program of games, creative workshops, arts and crafts, storytelling, bouncy fun and much more.
At night, BaliSpirit Festival also has a lively music concert ranging from ecstatic dance to ceremonies and kirtan. Nighttime Music concerts take place on April 3-7 followed by a closing ceremony at the end of the last day on April 8. The closing day is dedicated to Hari Cinta Keluarga (Love Family Day), a special Community Day which offers the local community a space to find a connection with families through an inspiring program of bilingual classes, performances & family-friendly workshops with some top guest presenters for all ages. The family-friendly program offers a variety of interactive activities and experiences.
This year’s BaliSpirit Festival presenters includes: Eoin Finn (Canada), Duncan Wong (Japan), Mark Whitwell (New Zealand), Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Indonesia), Ronan Tang (China), Anthony Abbagnano (Italy), Latonya Style (Jamaica), Minuk (Columbia/Sweden), Deborah Langley (Australia), IB Candi (Indonesia), Tina Malia (USA), Arif Sentosa (Indonesia), Young Ho Kim (Germany), Kula (Portugal), Noviana Kusumawardhani (Indonesia), Julian Silburn (Australia), Diena Haryana (Indonesia), TyeZan (Switzerland), Jennifer Ann (Netherlands), and Joe Crossley (UK), while in Dharma Fair booths from among others, Ultra Jaya, Jory Best, Bali Yoga Shop, Aum Rudraksha Designs, Ubud Raw Chocolate, Dapur Kopi Bali, Kebun, Om Prakash & Sons, Alchemy, Sudiana Design, Yin Jewellery, We Ar, KAFE, Indigo Luna and Utama Spice.