If you're looking to improve your health and wellbeing or finding inner peace, you might find the answer in Ubud. The tranquil little town in the cultural heartland of Bali will host the 11th Bali Spirit Festival 2018 set to take place from April 2nd to 8th, 2018 centered at The Bali Purnati Center for the Arts. The festival is regarded as one of South East Asia's biggest annual yoga, wellness, dance and music festivals.
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The festival will present the theme "Return to Source". According to the organizer, on a literal perspective, it means that this year the festival is returning to its original venue which is Bali Purnati, a lush tropical garden of manicured terrace, shady trees, and secret wellsprings to delight the senses. On a broader philosophical sense, "Return to Source" is defined by the festival as: "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."
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A slight difference from previous festivals, this year, all of the day and night-time events will be united in the same venue. This means that you can enjoy six days and seven nights of programs that include yoga, dance, meditation, music concerts, and many more with less traveling between locations and more time to relax and enjoy the good vibes and great music.
A plethora of activities will highlight the festival, including: yoga workshops, traditional Balinese performances, Bhakti music, Kirtan, capoeira, meditation, sound healing and ecstatic dance. There will also be seminars, Satsangs and Dharma talks, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and so much more. There will be yoga and meditation classes for all levels, from absolute beginners to yoga aficionados including: Vinyasa flow, Kundalini, Hatha, Jivamukti, Astanga, laughter yoga, afro flow, children yoga, and more. What makes it even more special is that all of these programs will be presented by some of the most prominent yogis and respectable figures from all over the globe; such as Janet Stone, Eoin Finn, Tymi Howard, Kamau Abayomi, Tina Malia, and many more.
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Meanwhile, the music lineup is a fabulous ensemble of ceremonialists and soul-healers, "sound alchemists", "medicinal musicians", folk singers, jazz singers, and other spiritually-inspired artists from all corners of the globe. This year, the musical vision is to create a more connected and intimate concert experience, to ignite the quality of attention and heart-centered presence that leads into deeper connection, brighter joy and a truly sacred celebration.
So, prepare to enter a magical garden filled with music and dance, yoga and meditation, as friends from around the world unite in celebration. This is an invitation to "Return to Source"; an invitation to come home.
More information available at: http://www.balispiritfestival.com/
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