Bhakti FestJoshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA
Bhakti yoga, also known as "heart-centered yoga," comes from a Sanskrit term which defines the practice of developing loving devotion to a personal god. The fifth-annual Bhakti Fest puts the notion to work by focusing on kirtan, or chanting mantra. Daily yoga classes range from Vinyasa-flow and Iyengar to Kundalini, Anusara, and of course, Bhakti yoga — all taught by international leaders in kirtan. The festival also features a series of related lectures and seminars, designed to draw on the palatable communal energy in order to open the heart and align the body, mind, and spirit.
Karin E. Baker, Editor