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Friday, July 27
 

12:00pm

Soul Banquet
DJ Sol Rising spins the tunes and raises the vibration to kick off an amazing weekend! 

Musicians
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DJ Sol Rising

Sol Rising's original soundscapes evoke feelings of bliss throughout an eclectic mix of electronic music and hip-hop. Born in Vancouver BC, Sol Rising began meditating at age four with a walking mantra technique. His mother took him to visit numerous spiritual teachers, who inspired... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

1:30pm

Yoga Meet Up with Michael Franti
Come join Michael Franti for a Soulrocker Yoga Meet Up, free for the community and includes a yoga practice led by Carrington Jackson followed by some acoustic tunes from Franti. All levels are welcome.


Presenter
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Carrington Jackson

Carrington began teaching in 2004. Her classes are a canvas of movement, breath, prayer and magic. Her passion is helping students to unify the pieces of self into the more powerful whole. She teaches internationally and is the Yoga In Action Coordinator for Off The Mat Into the World and regional leader for CTZNWELL... Read More →

Musicians

Friday July 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

2:00pm

RAD Roller Demo: Reconnect Mind & Body with RAD Head, Neck & Shoulder Release
Limited Capacity seats available

In this relaxing one hour flow, we'll release tension from head to toe, releasing & rolling out every major muscle group in your body with emphasis on the neck, shoulders, and upper body. Learn different techniques to enhance mobility, range of motion and specifically target chronically overused areas. We'll create awareness around postural alignment and equip you with myofascial therapy techniques for use in yoga and your daily active lifestyles. Whether you're new to yoga, just getting back into your practice, or a long time student, this hour will ease restrictions for long-lasting results. Leave feeling open, taller, mobile, and grounded for the rest of your day. Mini demo sessions available at the RAD Booth starting on the hour, see booth for schedule.

Sponsors
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Julie Wu

RAD
Our Mission: IMPROVE BODY MOVEMENT AND PROPEL RADICAL LIVES THROUGH INNOVATIVE TOOLS AND EDUCATION


Friday July 27, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Umbrella Canopy courtesy of Wendy Newman Designs S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801

3:00pm

Flavia Krishna & Gershone
Musicians
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Flavia Krishna & Gershone

Based out of Athens/Atlanta, we are a chanting/singing duo spreading Light through Sacred Sounds...Chanting sacred mantras & songs in Sanskrit, English,Portuguese, Hebrew,&Spanish...we facilitate sound healing experiences for expanding our self expression and connecting to the Divine."The... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

3:00pm

Free Community Yoga ~ Tucker Waldron
Free Community Yoga ~ Donations accepted and all proceeds will go directly to our non-profit partner, Light a Path

Friday July 27, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Vitality Meadow Reuter Terrace, S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

4:00pm

Meet & Mingle
Join a few of awesome presenters in the Sunnyside Tent to for book signings and to learn more about additional opportunities for practicing and studying with them. 

Presenter
avatar for Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

A 500 RYT, Michelle's desires to create space for others to understand, feel, know, & embody that we are enough as we are. In a world where we are told we are broken, damaged, & no good, a world where oppression causes some of us to be unseen - Her goal is to empower people to connect... Read More →
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Stacey Vann

Stacey has been sharing the transformative & integrative path of yoga around the globe since 1997. Her teaching style is infused with laughter, energy, & love. She encourages her students to attain stillness, contentment & freedom through a commitment to sadhana (daily spiritual practice... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Serenity Lounge N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

5:00pm

AcroYoga Jam - Open To All!
Come check out a few sweet AcroYoga performances and try your hand at being a base, or a flyer!

There will be live music and lots of fun!

Presenter
avatar for Jean Jacques Gabriel

Jean Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a Haitian born artist and yoga teacher. He’s been practicing yoga since 2001, teaching yoga since 2006, and teaching AcroYoga since 2008. He has taught in public schools, prisons, nonprofits, businesses, and yoga studios. He loves sharing practices that foster... Read More →
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Rob Lenfestey

Rob Lenfestey is an educator and innovator in the world of radical, creative, superhuman self-empowerment through his practice of Creative Convergence. Rob’s passion is to give the gifts of knowledge, empowerment and health to all.


Friday July 27, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Playground North Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

5:30pm

Heather Taylor
Musicians
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Heather Taylor

Born into a musical family, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist, Heather Taylor is creative to her core. Classically trained in flute, the now Asheville, NC native embraces the craggy soul of Appalachian folk music. Accompanied by her octave mandolin, Taylor draws elements of... Read More →


Friday July 27, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801
 
Saturday, July 28
 

9:00am

Flavia Krishna & Gershone
Musicians
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Flavia Krishna & Gershone

Based out of Athens/Atlanta, we are a chanting/singing duo spreading Light through Sacred Sounds...Chanting sacred mantras & songs in Sanskrit, English,Portuguese, Hebrew,&Spanish...we facilitate sound healing experiences for expanding our self expression and connecting to the Divine."The... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

9:00am

Free Community Yoga ~ Rosie Mulford
Free Community Yoga ~ Donations accepted and all proceeds will go directly to our non-profit partner, Light a Path.

Saturday July 28, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Vitality Meadow Reuter Terrace, S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

12:00pm

Soul Banquet with Christie Lenee
Enjoy something tasty from one of our awesome food vendors while relaxing to sweet tunes at the Bhakti Stage.

Musicians

Saturday July 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

2:00pm

Yoloha® Wheel Demo
Come and learn benefits, tips & techniques for using the Yoloha Cork Yoga Wheel.  A simple circle with a surprising amount of ways to enhance your practice. From stretching and relieving pain in the spine and shoulders to assisting the safe advancement into deeper postures. Handmade from sustainably-sourced wood and non-slip cork.

Saturday July 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vitality Meadow Reuter Terrace, S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

3:00pm

Free Community Yoga with Laura Juarez
Free Community Yoga ~ Donations accepted and all proceeds will go directly to our non-profit partner, Light a Path.

Saturday July 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Vitality Meadow Reuter Terrace, S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

3:00pm

Sonic Bliss
Using Sanskrit chants as well as mystical poetry, Sonic Bliss Kirtan is a band of devotional musicians from the NYC area.  LISA FERRARO on vocals/harmonium, is a yoga instructor and classically trained singer who has studied Sanskrit, mantras and ragas with Russill Paul. Lisa offers workshops on the power of sound, movement and mantra.  Study with her online with her Sonic Bliss School! DAVE TILLISTRAND, on bass/guitar is also a professional theater performer. CLIFF HACKFORD, on tabla and cajon is the producer of Sonic Bliss Kirtan's album, Out of the Mystics on the Divine Wine Music labelSonic Bliss Kirtan has performed at Bhakti Fest West for three years as well as at festivals and yoga studios in the tri-state area. Check out Lisa and the band on Facebook, twitter, as well as on reverbnation.com/sonicblisskirtan and at www.sonicblissyoga.com!

Musicians
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Sonic Bliss Kirtan

Using Sanskrit chants as well as mystical poetry, Sonic Bliss Kirtan is a band of devotional musicians from the NYC area.  LISA FERRARO on vocals/harmonium, is a yoga instructor and classically trained singer who has studied Sanskrit, mantras and ragas with Russill Paul. Lisa offers... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

4:00pm

Bucket Beats
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a free community event, open to the public - no need to register, just show up!
The percussive sounds of the bucket drums can be heard throughout city streets and subway stations across the world. Now you can learn to rock the buckets with your fellow yogis. Led by percussionist & yoga instructor Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa® this fun workshop will begin with basic drumming fundamentals and then move to group bucket drum rhythms. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to unleash those bucket beats on the streets. No prior drumming experience required.
 

Presenter
avatar for Druminyasa

Druminyasa

Feel the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath,heartbeat,mind & body to your practice. As featured by The Washington Times, CBS, and Washington’s WTOP news, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. Based in Richmond, Brad Ellsworth... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

4:00pm

Meet & Mingle
Join a few of awesome presenters in the Sunnyside Tent to for book signings and to learn more about additional opportunities for practicing and studying with them.

Presenter
avatar for Susan Alden, C-IAYT

Susan Alden, C-IAYT

Susan is the Executive Director of Warrior at Ease.  She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served as a logistics officer in the 82nd Airborne and 3rd Infantry Divisions.  She first began teaching yoga in the military in 1997 as a Second Lieutenant, sharing... Read More →
avatar for Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.

Marcy Braverman Goldstein, Ph.D.

received doctoral training at University of California, Santa Barbara and in India and has taught at UC Riverside, Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, and the Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte.  As founder of Sanskrit Revolution, she teaches Sanskrit... Read More →
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Lillah Schwartz

Lillah Schwartz, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, Iyengar Trained, Author Known by appreciative students as ”the queen of alignment,” Lillah shares the wisdom of 30+ years studying with yoga experts like BKS Iyengar, Aadil Palkhivala, Eric Small, and Matthew Sanford with students across the... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Serenity Lounge N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

5:00pm

Acro Yoga Jam - Open To All!
Come check out a few sweet AcroYoga performances and try your hand at being a base, or a flyer!

There will be live music and lots of fun!

Presenter
avatar for Jean Jacques Gabriel

Jean Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a Haitian born artist and yoga teacher. He’s been practicing yoga since 2001, teaching yoga since 2006, and teaching AcroYoga since 2008. He has taught in public schools, prisons, nonprofits, businesses, and yoga studios. He loves sharing practices that foster... Read More →
avatar for Rob Lenfestey

Rob Lenfestey

Rob Lenfestey is an educator and innovator in the world of radical, creative, superhuman self-empowerment through his practice of Creative Convergence. Rob’s passion is to give the gifts of knowledge, empowerment and health to all.


Saturday July 28, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Playground North Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

5:30pm

Life Like Water
Musicians
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Life Like Water

The best way to live / is to be like water / for water benefits all things / and goes against none of them.          -Lao TzuLife Like Water is the brainchild of David Matters and is a musical response to a radical shift in awareness.After many years of creating music through... Read More →


Saturday July 28, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801
 
Sunday, July 29
 

9:00am

Flavia Krishna & Gerhsone
Musicians
avatar for Flavia Krishna & Gershone

Flavia Krishna & Gershone

Based out of Athens/Atlanta, we are a chanting/singing duo spreading Light through Sacred Sounds...Chanting sacred mantras & songs in Sanskrit, English,Portuguese, Hebrew,&Spanish...we facilitate sound healing experiences for expanding our self expression and connecting to the Divine."The... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

9:00am

Free Community Yoga ~ Tucker Shelton
Free Community Yoga ~ Donations accepted and all proceeds will go directly to our non-profit partner, Light a Path.

Sunday July 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Vitality Meadow Reuter Terrace, S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

10:30am

Exciterbox
Sunday July 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

12:00pm

Soul Banquet with Nick Gonnering
Enjoy something tasty from one of our awesome food vendors while relaxing to sweet tunes at the Bhakti Stage.

Musicians
avatar for Nick Gonnering

Nick Gonnering

Having written over 40 original songs in his life, Nick continues to write new and evolving music on his 12 string guitar, a beautiful Takamine G series that carries a full and angelic sound. His recently released album “Finding My Niche” is an edgy acoustic journal that he wrote... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

1:30pm

Heather Taylor
Musicians
avatar for Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor

Born into a musical family, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist, Heather Taylor is creative to her core. Classically trained in flute, the now Asheville, NC native embraces the craggy soul of Appalachian folk music. Accompanied by her octave mandolin, Taylor draws elements of... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801

3:00pm

Bucket Beats
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a free community event, open to the public - no need to register, just show up! 
The percussive sounds of the bucket drums can be heard throughout city streets and subway stations across the world. Now you can learn to rock the buckets with your fellow yogis. Led by percussionist & yoga instructor Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa® this fun workshop will begin with basic drumming fundamentals and then move to group bucket drum rhythms. Afterwards, you’ll be ready to unleash those bucket beats on the streets. No prior drumming experience required.

Presenter
avatar for Druminyasa

Druminyasa

Feel the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath,heartbeat,mind & body to your practice. As featured by The Washington Times, CBS, and Washington’s WTOP news, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. Based in Richmond, Brad Ellsworth... Read More →


Sunday July 29, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bhakti Stage Reuter Terrace, S Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801