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BaliSpirit Festival Is Back on April 2–8!

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BaliSpirit Festival is a Global Celebration of Yoga, Dance & Music. This year it will take place on April 2–8, in Yayasan Bali Purnati, Batuan, Bali.

The festival, which seeks “to awaken and nourish the potential inside every individual, leading to positive change in ourselves, our homes, in our communities, and around the world,” will feature over 100 different daytime workshops and events, including yoga classes, health seminars, satsangs, sound healing, meditation, kirtans, and music performances from world-class teachers, guest presenters, yogis, artists, healers, innovative thinkers, and musicians from around the world.

The spirit is to celebrate wellness, music, tolerance, peace, cultural curiosity, and joy in a stunning tropical setting, and to share knowledge, to inspire, and to enlighten participants at the festival.

This year, BaliSpirit Festival was selected by the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia as part of their “Wonderful Indonesia’s 100 Festivals,” among no less than 100 events nationwide.

For yoga lovers, from absolute beginners to handstand advanced practitioners, there will be opportunities to try different traditions of yoga among Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, Hatha, Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Children’s yoga, and other, suited for different levels.

The festival will also offer dance classes, music workshops, and various seminars. In addition to the many healing and breathwork workshops that are part of the main program, attendees will also be able to book one-to-one sessions offered at the Healing Huts area.

The Dharma Fair is the heart of the festival, with a thriving marketplace, a Community Pavillion for all activities, and Coco Love Stage, a daytime music stage that will feature performances from artists from all over the world throughout the day. From local Balinese performances to world music and kirtans, this area is for those who want to soak up the community atmosphere of the festival.

The Dharma Fair will showcase a diverse selection of healthy, organic, and vegan food prepared by some of Bali’s finest restaurants and vendors. There will be stalls selling locally-made handicrafts, jewelry, clothing, and gifts with an emphasis on artisanship and ethical commerce. There will also be a non-profit organizations information area and a Kids Zone, with experienced daycare providers so kids can enjoy a full program of games, creative workshops, arts and crafts, storytelling, bouncy fun, and much more!

At night, BaliSpirit Festival will also offer lively music concerts ranging from ecstatic dance to ceremonies and kirtan. Nighttime Music concerts will take place on April 3–7 followed by a closing ceremony at the end of the last day, on April 8.

The closing day is dedicated to Hari Cinta Keluarga (Love Family Day), a special Community Day which offers the local community a space to find a connection with families through an inspiring program of bilingual classes, performances, and family-friendly workshops with some top guest presenters for all ages.

This year’s BaliSpirit Festival presenters include: Eoin Finn (Canada), Duncan Wong (Japan), Mark Whitwell (New Zealand), Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Indonesia), Ronan Tang (China), Anthony Abbagnano (Italy), Latonya Style (Jamaica), Minuk (Columbia/Sweden), Deborah Langley (Australia), IB Candi (Indonesia), Tina Malia (USA), Pujiastuti Sindhu (Indonesia), Young Ho Kim (Germany), Kula (Portugal), Arif Sentosa (Indonesia), Noviana Kusumawardhani (Indonesia), Julian Silburn (Australia), Diena Haryana (Indonesia), TyeZan (Switzerland), Jennifer Ann (Netherlands), and Joe Crossley (UK), while in Dharma Fair booths from among others, Ultra Jaya, Jory Best, Bali Yoga Shop, Aum Rudraksha Designs, Ubud Raw Chocolate, Dapur Kopi Bali, Kebun, Om Prakash & Sons, Alchemy, Sudiana Design, Yin Jewellery, We Ar, KAFE, Indigo Luna, and Utama Spice.

When: April 2–8, 2018

Where: Yayasan Bali Purnati, Batuan, Bali

How much: Tickets start at USD 30 for music passes up to USD 850 for full access to all of the activities

More info: www.balispiritfestival.com