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Yoga & Music in the Mountains: Hanuman Festival, June 8-10, 2012
Posted By Gaiam Staff On May 15, 2012 @ 3:07 pm In Eco Travel, Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back, Green Living, Yoga | No Comments
This June, dust off your travel yoga mat  and head to beautiful Boulder, Colo., for the second annual Hanuman Festival ! More than your typical yoga retreat, Hanuman combines yoga, music and community, all for some great causes.
When: June 8-10, 2012
Where: Boulder, Colorado, near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
The music: Enjoy concerts featuring Desert Dwellers, Jim Beckwith, Ashlee K Thomas, David Newman (Durga Das), Vamadeva Jaya, DJ Drez, The Pushpams, David “Duke Mushroom” Schommer and many more . Artists will perform during select yoga classes as well as at scheduled concerts.
Gaiam is especially excited for this event because it’s one of the only yoga festivals to take place right in our own backyard — less than eight miles from our Louisville, Colorado headquarters! Gaiam  and Gaiam TV  will each have booths at the festival, where participants will be able to check out our newest yoga mats , DVDs  and other gear , as well as meet some of your favorite yoga instructors who will be stopping by to say hello or help you perfect your poses.
We chatted with Cara Fogel Ferrick, Hanuman’s sales and marketing director, who gave us the scoop on what sets Hanuman apart (and where that name came from!).
Q. What makes Hanuman Festival special?
A. Hanuman Festival is about bringing the yoga community together to uplift each other and our communities. It doesn’t matter to us what studio you practice at, what style of yoga you practice  or who your favorite teacher is.
Q. Where does the name “Hanuman” come from?
A. In the Hindu mythology, Hanuman  was a devotee of Rama. When Rama’s brother was injured in a battle, Hanuman leaped over the Himalayas to retrieve a healing herb that only grew on a certain mountaintop. This superhuman act of power and devotion is memorialized in the pose Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose), which challenges you to stretch and reach further than you ever thought possible, both physically and emotionally. That’s what we’re trying to do with this festival.
Q. Why did you choose Boulder, Colo., as the location?
A. Boulder is such a conscious community and already boasts a strong base of devoted yogis and yoginis. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to do Mountain Pose  right next to the mountains!
Q. This festival combines yoga and music. What’s the connection between those two things?
A. There is absolutely a connection between yoga and music. Both yoga and music help you raise your vibration  and turn inward. Both speak to you at your core and help you through tough times. Both are creative expressions of your unique self. And both make you feel good.
Q. Why do you think that Gaiam and Hanuman Festival are a good fit?
A. Gaiam and Hanuman Festival are a great fit because both are dedicated to healthy , conscious living  and both are right here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We both want to make a positive difference in this world and we both want to make people smile through our efforts.
While you’re in town for the festival, make sure to visit Gaiam Living , our flagship retail store on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall!
Learn more and register at hanumanfestival.com .
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 Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/HanumanIcon-300x188.jpg
 travel yoga mat: http://www.gaiam.com/product/reversible+travel+yoga+mat.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 Hanuman Festival: http://hanumanfestival.com/
 Kathryn Budig: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/author/kathryn-budig/
 Tommy Rosen: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/morning-vinyasa?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 Kia Miller: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/fire-transformation?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 Amy Ippoliti: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/author/amy-ippoliti/
 many more: http://hanumanfestival.com/yoga/instructors
 many more: http://hanumanfestival.com/music/line-up
 Off the Mat and Into the World: http://www.offthematintotheworld.org/
 The Wellness Initiative: http://www.wellnessinitiative.org/
 Give Back Yoga Foundation: http://givebackyoga.org/
 Gaiam: http://www.gaiam.com/category/yoga-studio.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 Gaiam TV: http://www.gaiamtv.com/category/yoga-studio-videos?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day
 yoga mats: http://www.gaiam.com/category/yoga-studio/gaiam-sol-yoga-mats.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 DVDs: http://www.gaiam.com/category/yoga-studio/yoga-media.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 other gear: http://www.gaiam.com/category/yoga-studio/yoga-props.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
 what style of yoga you practice: http://life.gaiam.com/article/beginners-guide-8-major-styles-yoga
 Hanuman: http://hanumanfestival.com/who-we-are/who-is-hanuman
 Mountain Pose: http://life.gaiam.com/article/tadasana-pose-calm-mountain
 raise your vibration: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/high-vibrational-living/
 healthy: http://life.gaiam.com/category/health-wellness
 conscious living: http://life.gaiam.com/category/personal-growth
 Gaiam Living: http://www.gaiam.com/category/corporate/retail-store.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod
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