The global yoga community has eagerly embraced the new Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music set for Earth Day weekend, April 20 – 22 in beautiful Santa Monica, California, the mecca of American yoga, just steps from the beach.
Backed by Live Earth Producer, Kevin Wall, Tadasana touts the participation of top yoga teachers including Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Baron Baptiste, and Elena Brower plus the support of respected yoga media – Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous and The Daily Love.
In 5 tents sponsored by Subaru, Yogaworks, Gaiam TV, Kevita and Namaste Interactive, the festival will feature classes from world class yoga teachers with live musical accompaniment from deeply respected world music artists including tabla master, Karsh Kale, Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré, Israeli superstar Idan Raichel, revered DJ, Cheb I Sabbah, Grammy-nominated Kirtan leader, Jai Uttal, and many more.
On Saturday, April 21st, The Yogaworks tent will host a special class benefiting, Off the Matt, Into the World, taught by Seane Corn, Lisa Walford, Kathryn Budig, Kia Miller and Joan Hyman with live music by Jai Uttal, Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi. Festival sponsor Subaru will also donate $50, towards the goal of raising $17,500, for each test drive Tadasana attendees make at a Southern California, Southern Nevada or Arizona Subaru dealership until June 30, 2012.
“It’s an honor to be in a position to support Off the Mat, Into the World as it inspires the yoga community to take the benefits that they receive from their practice and turn it into powerful programs for positive activism around the world,” says Tadasana co-founder Tommy Rosen.
In addition to the incredible yoga classes, Tadasana features a speaker series produced by The Daily Love, a noted blog with 500k+ followers on twitter, and includes thought leaders in spirituality, personal transformation and sustainability such as Barbara Marx Hubbard, Mariel Hemingway, Mallika Chopra and Chris Paine. In addition, Facebook phenomenon, Positively Positive, will host a not-to-be-missed panel of women who have overcome extraordinary challenges moderated by five-time Emmy winner, Giselle Fernandez.
In the evenings, Tadasana will bring its incredible musicians to a variety of venues around Santa Monica, encouraging an even larger public to experience these deeply moving spiritual performances. The highlight of the evening events will be The Sounds of Tadasana Concert, taking place April 21st at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club where Karsh Kale and Cheb I Sabbah will take attendees on an incomparable sonic journey.
In addition to Tadasana’s myriad of top yogis, musicians and presenters, the festival will also be an exciting destination of sights, sounds, tastes and experiences including an eco-markeplace (open to the public for free), The Beauty Bar for organic body treatments, organic cuisine, The Temple Tea Hut with tea servings offered by an authentic tea master, the Tadasana Repair Shop for onsite bodywork, the Tadasana Airport for AcroYoga, a visit from the mobile media wagon known as The Buzz Bus, and more. All this will take place in a near-zero-waste zone next to one of the most popular beaches in sunny Southern California.
“The goal is bringing a community together, strengthening them with a positive experience, and inspiring them to be even better than they were before,” says co-producer Fabian Alsultany. “The wellspring of inspiration comes from our outstanding yoga teachers, incredible musicians and, most importantly, the community of participants coming together.”
Yoga now has over 20 million practitioners in the US. Tadasana will revolutionize yoga festivals by bringing together the leading lights of this popular and growing field in an unforgettable Earth Day weekend event.
Tadasana Festival Tadasana’s mission is to create powerful events that build community, promote yoga and support the lifestyle of health and wellness in order to inspire people to reach their highest potential. The inaugural festival creates a forum for direct interaction with incredible teachers and amazing musicians from around the planet. The fully improvised collaborations between yogis and musicians, many of whom have never met before, are certain to produce lasting bonds and powerful experiences for everyone in attendance. Tadasana Festival takes place April 20th through 22nd beachfront in Santa Monica at 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405 near the corner of Ocean Park Blvd and the beach. For more information please see http://www.tadasanafestival.com.
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