A celebration of wellbeing in all forms, BaliSpirit Festival is one of the greatest gatherings in the world. Every year, the event aims to transform the lives of many with a powerful line-up. Focused on the reawakening and nourishment of a person’s inner potential, the festival’s goal to create a domino effect and lead positive changes in local communities, and around the world marks its monumental 13th year.
The global event has made the tranquil island of Bali its home at just a convenient 20-minute drive to the south of central Ubud. Basking in verdant green rice fields and clear rivers, more than 10,000 visitors from over 60 countries take part in one of the world’s most inspiring celebrations of the global community, world music, wellbeing, lifestyle and social change. The affair that takes place around March to April is certainly more than just one of the largest yoga festivals on earth.
Founders Meghan Pappenheim, Kadek Gunarta and Robert Weber launched the BaliSpirit Festival for the first time in 2008. It was conceived as the premier holistic, wellness and world music destination event. The plan was to positively impact the ecological health, cultural vibrancy, and overall vitality of Bali and greater Indonesia. Over the years, the ripple effect of the growing festival that reverberated through experiences captivated a wider audience. The objective to nurture creativity and propagate spiritual diversity through yoga, dance and music flourished to the point where practitioners and soul-searchers from all over the world converged to the shores of beautiful Bali in great numbers exceeding all expectations.
What is the concept behind BaliSpirit Festival?
BaliSpirit Festival illustrates the Balinese Hindu concept of Tri Hita Karana–living in harmony with our spiritual, social, and natural environments. This traditional philosophy is the guiding principle that has defined the Bali way of life. It is credited for the island’s prosperity as a whole amplifying the overall quality of life for its dwellers. The annual gathering draws the same inspiration in the form of yoga, dance, music, and healing.
The founders of BaliSpirit Festival also support the local community with outreach program initiatives that extend from more than just the annual event. Emphasizing multicultural collaboration through the arts, healthcare education particularly HIV and AIDS awareness, their crusade encompasses many wellness aspects. Environmental conservation is also at the core of the festival’s ethos with its signature Bali Regreen Bamboo Reforestation Program and Keep Bali Beautiful.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Workshops – Prepare for amazing activities with over 360 workshops, seminars, and masterclasses for seven days. The line-up is enormous with yoga, dance, and martial arts; movement, healing, personal development, and breathwork facilitators. The styles of yoga and movement include ashtanga, acro, power, Zenthai shiatsu, vinyasa, hatha, yin, laughter yoga, yoga nidra, Jivamukti Yoga, Anusara, Kundalini, sound alchemy, Esalen massage, Hangab therapy, Watsu, gong bath meditation, crystal bowls, sound healing, breathwork and meditation, ecstatic dance, qi gong, hula hoop, capoeira, embodied flow, Latin, Balinese and African dancing, reggae and dancehall, mental health, spirituality, nutrition, Ayurveda, world and cultures, motivation and life topics, sexuality, sacred cacao ceremonies, Kirtan, soul music, African drumming, Balinese music performances, and many more.
- The Music Nights – Be captivated by music at the spectacular affair. Discover a constellation of ceremonialists and soul-healers, sound alchemists and truth-speakers, voices of angels, voices of the forest, voices of roots sunk deep, voices of ancient wisdom, expressed through a rising underground of spiritually-inspired artists gathered from the four corners of this sacred planet. Find deeper connection, brighter joy and truly sacred celebration at the remarkable setting that takes place under the stars at the beloved venue of Bali Purnati.
- The Coco Love Stage – Situated in the Dharma Fair and set to showcase over 50 diverse music artists from all over the world, the Coco Love Stage celebrates passions for collaborations. Musicians from the east and the west will showcase a variety of genres including traditional Indonesian dancing, Balinese gamelan, acoustic, downtempo melodic DJs, ecstatic Kirtan, Indian, African, conscious hip-hop, folk, and other forms of world music fusion.
- Hari Cinta Keluarga “We Love Family Day” – The last day of the festival and by far the most popular is dedicated to children. Kids are valued as Hari Cinta Keluarga provides a multi-lingual, free program for the Balinese community, welcoming them to join in the festivities
- Dharma Fair & The Night Market – Feast on delicious fare with 60 vendor booths featuring locally made products, food and beverage services, performance stage, NGO and sponsor booths.
- Pre and Post Festival Events – Bali will bloom in full color in the weeks leading up to the event. The place will be brimming with the energy of the presenters and participants who have come to town for an unforgettable event. A number of music and yoga events are additionally held in venues all around the island evoking the ultimate BaliSpirit Festival in all corners of the sanctuary.
The exciting event will showcase original and unique things such as workshops, world music concerts on a stage, seminars, self-development, healing, dance, a market, activities for kids and much more! Join the BaliSpirit Festival and create unforgettable memories with friends or family.
When: March 29–April 5, 2020
Where: Bali Purnati, Ubud, Indonesia
How much: USD $120–850 (single day pass, three-day pass, seven-day pass and VIP)
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