Normally, Shakti Fest takes place in Joshua Tree, California. In this extraordinary year, prayers, chanting and silent times are even more vital for peace of mind. Amid the storms of life, we hope these messages bring some peace and hope for all. Gathering in a Virtual Community has become a vital aspect of our new normal, allowing us to connect with others and overcome the restrictions of travel. Our Virtual Shakti Reunion is designed to bring us all together, to keep the flame of spirit and gratitude alive in all our hearts.
SHAKTI REUNION ONLINE, November 13-15, 2020. The fest will be curating a tremendous range of inspirational speakers: Yogis with whom to stretch and flex including both familiar friends and new faces and ideas. Included is the return of our favorite women's empowerment stage with some incredible women leaders and role models, and of course, magical musical magicians who weave a stream of divinely-inspired spiritual music and chanting to float us through a weekend of devotion together.
Rising Appalachia Founding sisters Leah and Chloe Smith realized that performing could be just one component of a greater overall vision – one that includes advocating for social justice, racial justice, environmental justice, and Indigenous rights. “We do a lot of activism work. We do a lot of outreach. Leah is a visual artist and she can funnel her visual eye into the project. I love to write, so that comes in. There’s a big container and canvas for our life’s work here. Music is part of it, but there are a lot of other creative vehicles that are driving Rising Appalachia.” We are delighted to be featuring Rising Appalachia at Shakti Fest Reunion Online this year! Dianne Bondy We are thrilled that the fabulous Dianne has agreed to return to the Shakti Fold in November. Stay tuned for updates, and don't forget to check the schedule closer to the date so you don't miss Dianne's class!
Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, best selling author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive approach to yoga empowers anyone to practice—regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Peace Soundbath from Angel and Santosh Greenhut From our friends at Bhakti Yoga Shala, enjoy this Devotional Soundbath and Prayers for Peace with Angel and Santosh Greenhut:
Ram Dass talks with Sridhar of Bhakti Fest Our 10th anniversary interview with Ram Dass from 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzZvx3B2fQg&feature=youtu.be
All our festivals, gatherings and retreats through 2020 are dedicated to the memory and teachings of our dear friend Ram Dass.