Bali Spirit Festival 2013: an annual celebration of Yoga, Dance, and Music

20 Mar 2013 - 24 Mar 2013

From 20th to 24th March 2013, the tranquil town of Ubud in the cultural heart of Bali will once again be filled with worldwide spirituality as the Bali Spirit Festival 2013 gets underway. As the event celebrates its sixth year of existence, news of its magic has reached around the world. Not only does the Festival bring together celebrated musicians, yogis and dancers from every continent, but it has also become a magnet for fans, students and followers of every calling.

Set in the spectacular grounds of the Purnati Center for the Arts in Batuan, just 10 minutes south of Ubud, the daytime workshops and Dharma Fair will enjoy a venue unmatched for its tropical beauty and gentle energy. The global music concerts will take place in Ubud, at the Agung Rai Museum of Art's (ARMA) outdoor stage, to allow easy access for visitors and locals.

Featuring top international yoga and dance instructors by day and exciting world musicians after dark, the Bali Spirit Festival is a spiritually charged event that celebrates yoga, dance and music and the merging of East with Western cultures through the arts.

This year’s music and Bhakti music lineup includes:  Nahko&Medicine for the People, Rupa&the April Fishes, Noam Blat, Igor Olivier Ezendam, Dustin Thomas, Filastine, Susu Ibu, Kryasta Guna Gamelan, Dave Stringer, Punnu Wasu, Sacred Earth, and Daphne Tse. For the yoga sessions, the festival will feature some of the world’s prominent names such as Simon Low, Danny Paradise, Les Leventhal, Judy Krupp, John Oglivie, Nadine McNeil, Justin Caruso, Simon Park, Lynn Yeo, Louisa Sear, Prem Carlisi, Michiko Minegishi, Anastasis, Denise Payne, and many others.

Personalities leading meditation, conscious movement, and health &healing are: Yogacharya Ananda, Indra Widjanarko, Satyadharma Saraswati, Vinn Marti, Sarina Jain, Shamir Chadha, Awahoshi Kavan, Ellen Watson, Satya Burger, Hillary Hitt, Daniel Aaron, John Wong, and Jamie Catto. The festival will also feature the Brazilian martial arts of Capoeira by Graduado Nako and Art installations by Indonesia’s own Made Muliana Bayak.

Adhering to the spirit of ancient Balinese wisdom  of Tri Hita Karana, meaning  harmony with God above, harmony with the community, and harmony with nature, the Bali Spirit Festival awakens and nourishes each individual’s potential for positive change within, leading to positive change in homes, in communities, and ultimately in global societies around the world.

The Bali Spirit Festival is indeed a celebration of the richness of culture, the sanctity of the environment and harmony between peoples of all nations. Be there! Take part in this special celebration and in doing so make the world a better place.

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