From 7th to 9th December 2012 a large number of people will assemble at the Yoga Barn, Ubud, in the fabled island of Bali to celebrate and explore the universal language of dance, movement, music and the mystical cultures of Indonesia in a one of a kind event: Indonesia Spirit 2012
A Weekend Event featuring dance, yoga, active meditation, sound healing, live music and dynamic cross-cultural collaborations, the event is a collaborative work between the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, The Yoga Barn and The BaliSpirit Festival.
The Indonesia Spirit event will combine some of Yoga Barn’s most popular classes and special seminars by world renowned visiting presenters Anya Phelan (Nia Dance), Theva Indrasenan (Estatic Dance), Diane Butler Ph.D (21 Moments of Stillness), alongside Indonesian presenters, Pak Suprapto Suryodharmo from Solo, Central Java (Joged Amerta), Yayasan Krysata Guna (Gamelan) and Bali’s own Ratu Bagus (Laughter & Shaking). The event will also feature performance collaborations of some of the most inspirational local musicians.
Local, national and international leaders, officials and media will receive invitations to Indonesia Spirit, which will feature a special opening celebration and screening of the documentary film, “Bali: Life is an Offering” on Friday December 7th , a special Gamelan Masters Tribute with Pak Lebah & Pak Gandra, presented by Dewa Alit and Gamelan Salukat in collaboration with Kryasta Guna Foundation. The festival will come to a close with an All Star Kirtan event on Sunday, December 9th.
The event is projected to draw about 300 guests to Ubud. A percentage of proceeds from the mini-Festival will go to the Ayo! Kita Bicara HIV/AIDS outreach program. Created by the founders of the BaliSpirit Festival, Ayo! is a school initiative that improves awareness and education among kids about the growing threat of HIV/AIDS in Bali. The program has already positively impacted thousands of Balinese in less than 3 years mostly through educational programs in local schools and record-breaking community concerts.
Indonesia Spirit is a family friendly event for the environmentally conscious travelers to Bali and supports sustainable tourism, local charity initiatives and cross-cultural enrichment.
More Information available at: http://www.indonesiaspirit.com/
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