The Bali Spirit Festival is an festival held every year in city of Bali, Indonesia. Live Dance and Music performances by some of the leading artists from different countries. The 5 day mega event will start from 31 March and finish on 5 April, 2015. So if you are looking for Classical Hatha Yoga, traditional Javanese dance and more, then Bali Spirit Festival is perfect place for you. The Bali Spirit festival is a major international yoga, dance and music celebration. This year, the event will be held in beautiful grounds of Purnati Center for arts located in Batuan near Ubud, Bali.
Isn’t This Just A Yoga Festival?
You’re likely to find yoga teachers from more than a dozen countries and, yes, yoga is a foundational part of the BaliSpirit experience with a variety of classes offered throughout the day and evening. Meghan Pappenheim, a Manhattan transplant well-known in Ubud for running a few different restaurants and creating the Yoga Barn, created the festival in 2008 as a means of connecting people to each other, to themselves, and to the vibrant and life-sustaining Balinese bliss. There are music and art classes, tours of local temples and spiritual sites, nutrition and health workshops, and even a collection of family activities like Balinese dance for kids, circus tricks, and storytelling. The daytime activities occur in the Purnati Center for the Arts. At night, you’ll move to ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art) and be serenaded with everything from local gamelan orchestras to well-known world music stars to Balinese puppet shows. Expect everything from electronica to indigenous to Bhakti/Kirtan but all with a soft edge as the whole flavor of the festival has a yin energy.
Given how Elizabeth Gilbert put Ubud on the map with her bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, Bali Spirit is particularly popular as a “girl’s getaway” festival. Both the porous, laid back nature of the event and the area make it a perfect place to meander and to explore. Quite often, you’ll meet someone at the festival and they’ll invite you over to their nearby villa for an after concert glass of wine or tea while admiring the Balinese moon. For this reason, it’s also a great festival for people traveling alone, and it’s a good time of year to visit Bali as typically it’s not too crowded in March.
Are You Curious?
At the daytime Dharma Fair and the Night Market there are a variety of vendors who will teach you about how to live a healthier life. There are healing huts where you can get a cranial sacral treatment, Reiki, Chakra balancing, an Esalen-style massage, Balinese traditional healing, and Tama-Do Sound medicine. And, for the more traditionalists, there are even some tarot card readers and astrologists. Just know that the overall quality of the practitioners is quite high so this is a great place to taste test a few treatments.
Meghan’s vision is based upon the Balinese Hindu concept of “Tri Hita Karana” or harmony with God, Community and Nature. The festival provides support to HIV and AIDS awareness, multicultural education, and environmental conservation in Bali. BaliSpirit is a poster child for a new generation of festivals for the rapidly growing holistic travel marketplace. It’s a festival that both makes you feel good physically and emotionally, while also doing good socially and spiritually.
Start Date: March 31, 2015
End Date: April 05, 2015
Venue: Bali Purnati Center For The Arts, Bali.
For Events detail: http://www.balispiritfestival.com
Location: Batuan, south of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. 10 minutes south of Ubud.