Jai Uttal, Miten, Krishna Das, Deva Premal, and many more
Where: Omega Institute
150 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY Tickets: Register here. Website:www.eomega.org Details: Join us for our 12th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the soul with a rich tradition of musical prayer and meditation.
Known in Sanskrit as kirtan, devotional chanting awakens a longing in the heart for the experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the divine. Emerging from Hindu traditions in India, kirtan is practiced by millions of people. The call-and-response, rhythmic quality of these unifying chants kindles an exhilarating, joyful mood and is accepted as one of the surest paths to enlightenment. In recent years, pioneering musicians and seekers have brought this magical tradition to the West.
Throughout the weekend—including an extraordinary all-night Saturday session—we explore a variety of chants and chanting styles, interspersed with rejuvenating sessions of meditation, yoga, and story sharing.
Where: Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA Website:www.bhaktifest.com Tickets: Register here. Details: Bhakti Fest is a music festival celebrating devotion through chanting, yoga, meditation and community. All of our presenters embody the spirit of Bhakti—deep devotion. We gather on 450 acres of inspiring desert land to express our love and devotion as one community through an enchanting array of activities, including:
-Constant Kirtan Concerts
-Private and Group Meditation
-Vegetarian, Vegan, and Raw Vegan Cuisine
-Fire Ceremonies (Pujas)
-Eco-Friendly Vendor Village
-Camping, Cottages and Cabin Accommodations
-Wellness Sanctuary: with massage, reiki, channeling, and other unique healing sessions.
-In addition, a substantial portion of the festival’s proceeds are donated to charitable organizations
Where: Hunter Mountain, NY Website:www.ahimsayogafestival.com Details: The AHIMSA Yoga & Music Festival promotes traditional and emerging yoga styles, provides beautiful music in a green setting and educates consumers by spotlighting innovations in yoga in New York City’s secluded backyard – the Catskills Mountains. The founders of AHIMSA Yoga and Music Festival have brought together two experiences, music and yoga, to create a single event that will last a lifetime.
Where: Sayulita, Mexico Price: Varies by accommodation. Register here. Website:www.internationalyoga.com Details: Come join Jai and Nubia in paradise for an ecstatic heart-filled holiday retreat, an inner journey of devotional exploration, powerful emotions and deep practice. Through singing, dancing, breathing, asana, stunning nature and many more surprises let us journey together in our endless quest for spirit to the infinite land of love. On your moments free relax in your personal cabaña hand-built of all natural materials complete with private bath, outdoor showers and exceptional views of the ocean and jungle canopy. Dine on exquisite meals designed to recalibrate your body while sitting in the exquisite open air dining room. Lounge by the pool, adventure to the beach or nap hours away in a comfortable hammock – this week will truly be a way to recalibrate and set intentions for the New Year!