Saul David Raye

Shakti Fest: A Celebration of the Divine Feminine

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | February 20th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Yoga | tags: ayurveda, Bhakti Fest, Bhava Ram, chanting, Cristi Christenson, Divine Feminine, Govindas, Hemalayaa, Joshua Tree, Kia Miller, kirtan, Kristin Olson, Laura Plumb, meditation, Micheline Berry, Peter Guinosso, Radha, Sara Ivanhoe, Saul David Raye, Shakti Fest, Shiva Rea, Tommy Rosen, Yoga

Shiva Rea at Shakti Fest 2011 ©Elena Ray

Shakti Fest is a celebration of life, of creation, of the Divine Feminine that dwells within each one of us. Shakti Fest is a more intimate version of Bhakti Fest, which has been held in September for the past three years. Thousands have come to be part of a rapidly expanding community of people devoted to following the path of the heart through yoga, kirtan and spontaneous expressions of love, joy and well-being!

Where the Sky Is Blue, Ojai!

Elena Brower by Elena Brower | November 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Eco Travel, Relationships, Yoga | tags: asana, Bhakti, California, Courtney Grueschow, Elena Brower, Erich Schiffman, International Ojai Yoga Crib, Kira Ryder, magic, meditation, Mijanou Montealagre, nature, photo essay, photography, prayer flags, Saul David Raye, sitar, The Gratitude Gathering, travel, yoga conference, yoga event, yoga teachers

Ojai Collage

This fall, Elena Brower was one of 19 yoga instructors asked to teach at the 2011 International Ojai Yoga Crib in Ojai, California (along with fellow Gaiam blogger Jill Miller). In this photo essay, Elena shares her experience at this life-affirming event.