EVENTS – Festivals and Large Gatherings
MIND BODY SPIRIT
25 – 28th May 2018
at Olympia National, Hammersmith Road,
Kensington, London, W14 8UX
The Mind Body Spirit London Wellbeing Festival touches down at the Olympia London on the 25-28th May 2018. Featuring the Mantra Lounge, a Pop up Temple, The Love Dome, a Spa, a Silent Disco. experiential art space, Inspiral Cafe, a free stage with over 30 hours of music and interactive live experiences, the Wellbeing Studio, and over 200 cutting edge exhibitors and therapists.
Sivani Mata and The Shakti Soul Family will be sharing Kirtan as part of the festival Saturday 26 May: 2pm – 2:45pm on the FreeStage, and 6pm – 7pm in the Mantra Lounge.
Investment: £15 one day ticket, £13 concessions – buy your ticket here: www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk
A 4-Day Gathering of the Heart
yoga, dance, devotional sounds,
folk, art and more
31st May – 3rd June 2018
at Gaunts House in Dorset
‘Colourfest’ is a 4 day festival with its roots deeply in yoga, and promises to be playful, deep and insightful. A creative upbeat event that explores the depths of life through intelligent movement, yoga, performance, devotional sounds, folk and experimental music, and the arts.
Sivani Mata and The Shakti Soul Family will be sharing Kirtan 8pm on Friday in the Sacred Sound Arena at the festival. Sivani Mata will also be sharing Total Yoga Nidra 8pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday in the Nidra area.
Colourfest offers beautiful spaces packed with eclectic and captivating programs to calm, activate, connect and inspire, led by a host of great musicians and tutors dedicated to their respective paths.
This year they have a new home at Gaunt’s House, a beautiful retreat centre in Dorset, UK. Built around 1752 its situated on a stunning estate totalling nearly 2000 acres with a beautiful lake and many acres of private woods.
They have a dedicated Satsang room within the stunning Gaunts House, and a variety of movement and sound spaces, acoustic café, kids area, traders, healers and theatre tents. There will be a new outside dance and movement space with a collection of live and DJ sets.
The food this year is more diverse, offering a broad range of wholesome uplifting vegetarian options. This will include a dedicated pizzeria, curries and dals, a raw food specialist, pie’s and bakes, wraps and snacks and a cake and chai cafe.
Colourfest encourages you to dive into the full 4 days, to allow more of the magic and beauty to infuse into the very heart of your being and fully integrate all that is on offer.
Tickets: £140 – £160 for full 4-day ticket (depending on how early you get it), part-stay/one-day tickets and children’s passes also available.
BARCELONA YOGA CONFERENCE
A space of inspiration and growth
19th – 23rd July 2017
at Escola del Sagrat Cor,
in the 'Sarrià' neighbourhood, Barcelona
A Yogic Celebration open to people from all ages and backgrounds with or without previous experience in yoga. An uplifting open hearted gathering with world leading Yoga teachers and musical artists creating a platform for you to learn, experience, discover and transform.
Sivani Mata is excited to be returning again this year and sharing 2 Bhakti Workshops and a Kirtan as part of this gathering. Currently scheduled for FRI 20th 3:45pm Bhakti Workshop in Yoga 6, SAT 21st 3:15pm Kirtan in BYC Village and SUN 22nd 10:45am Bhakti Workshop in Yoga 6.
· One of Europe’s largest Yoga Conferences
· 5 full days of Yoga, Music and Dance
· Over 800 vibrant participants from the 5 Continents
· Free activities every day all day
· Over 20 Yoga styles
· 60 teachers & artists internationally recognized
· 108 Scholarships
· 45 Stands
· 100 Volunteers
· 15 Translators / 10 Bloggers
· BYC Kids
During 5 days Barcelona becomes the World Capital of Yoga, join us in this uplifting and spirited adventure.
More information and tickets:
A Celebration of Love and Unity
for all the Family
26 – 29 July 2018
at Cophill Centre, Shefford Road,
Clophill, MK45 4BT
Spirit Fest Summer Gathering is a conscious festival for all ages with Sacred Music, Dance and Art from all traditions. The essence of the gathering is to explore the traditional methods of connecting with Spirit and Mother Earth as individuals and as a family through the ancient and modern shamanic, tantric and yogic techniques and methods. Spirit Fest is committed to sustainable and harmonious living as One on planet earth. We practice this by becoming better at improving and preserving respectful relationships with nature, plants, animals and people.
Sivani Mata is excited to be returning again this year and sharing Kirtan on the Sunday as part of this gathering.
This year the summer gathering is at a new site, The Clophill Centre in Bedfordshire and on a new date, 26-29 July. The music, dance and art is both indigenous to the UK and from world sacred traditions. There are also a wide range of workshops and ceremonies as well as activities for Children and Youth, Sweat Lodges, amazing veggie and raw food, therapies and massage, stalls and circles.
The Summer Gathering this year is being held in partnership with PaXamAMa Calling (Terra Mirim Tribe) of Brazil. Their representatives, Alba Maria, Dhan Ribeiro and their assistants will lead some deep work for everyone during the festival but also, for those who want to journey deeper, they are offering limited places for working with Temascal ( sweat lodge ) and Sacred Circles, which can be signed up for at an extra cost. They are also offering a limited number of places to join the circle work without the sweat lodge also at a small extra cost. One and two day tickets will be available on the gate. The festival is free from alcohol and drugs. All are welcome to come and share the Love.
Tickets: £130 – £150 for the full weekend depending on how early you book
BHOLE BABA BHAKTI FESTIVAL
16th – 19th August 2018
at Sada Shiva Dham, Vrijenbergweg 60,
7371AB Loenen, The Netherlands
Bhole Baba Bhakti Festival with much singing (together), music and inspiration at Sada Shiva Dham. Besides kirtan, you are welcome for the regular ashram program with Havan (fire ceremony) and Aarti. In addition, there will be also Satsang [“Being together in truth”], that is, from our heart truthful sharing experiences and insights. You may also attend a yoga workshop.
A donation action for a charity is also part of this Kirtan Bhakti festival. The last time this was for Babaji’s Eye Clinic in India. For 2018 we have chosen a goal close to home: for the development of sustainable energy on the ashram, thinking of solar panels and collectors.
To lead the kirtan there are among others present: Tabla Tom, Pujari, Dhanyo Dharmananda, Shambo, Veda, Turkantam, Sivani Mata, Moti Ma, Giovanni, Remi Ram, Giovanni, Girija, Tino. DJ Arjuna Schiks is invited for the Friday evening. All this is subject to change as not all musicians have yet promised to join. Participants sign up for small karma yoga activities during the festival.It promises to be a wonderful long weekend!
We hope that in this way we can jointly give honour Babaji’s message of Truth, Simplicity, and Love for humanity.
Living Yoga and Bhakti Camp
23rd August – 2nd September 2018
at The Healing Field Meadow, near Glastonbury
SANTOSA is the happy acceptance of what is, just as it arises. It is the experience of contentment. And it is a sweetness of indescribable beauty. It is the name of the camp which has been running now for ten years, and the camp herself is an opportunity to EXPERIENCE SANTOSA: 'By the experience of Santosa, unparalleled happiness arises' (Yoga Sutra, 2:42).
Santosa yoga living camp is a most beautiful relaxed yoga camp enabling all those who come to immerse themselves in yogic living, unravelling layers on your inner journey to release our true potential.
Sivani Mata will be sharing Kirtan as part of this camp on the New Moon evening Sunday 26 August, as well as other offerings throughout the week.
There is respect for every form of yoga, and a huge variety of different forms on offer: from devotional bhakti chant and mantra in the dawn light, to Mysore style ashtanga vinyasa before breakfast, Full Moon Womb Yoga and ayurvedic yoga vinyasa for healing mid-morning, and chuckling Laughter Yoga and deep Yoga Nidra after lunch. Evenings there are fires, singing, community Kirtans, dance and meditations too. There are also loads of kids classes, baby and toddler yoga, family sessions, and healing therapies on offer.