Pre and post Festival Intensives are a wonderful way to extend your Festival experience.  Join us for these immersive experiences led by some of your favorite teachers and presenters.   Don’t miss these unique opportunities to dive deeper into your practice and spiritual journey. Additional fee and a full festival pass required to participate.

The Fire That Pierces The Heart . Master Class
Bhakti Fest 2019 Post-Intensive & Cacao Ceremony

with Dawn Cartwright 

September 30, 10 am – 1pm 
Post-Festival Intensive Price: $50 (early bird)

Dawn CartwrightThe Fire That Pierces The Heart Master Class
Bhakti Fest 2019 Post-Intensive & Cacao Ceremony

How does our body feel when love begins to emerge from the depths of our longing? When we spiral together as lovers? How do we invite this and cultivate it whether we are single, in a relationship, or lovers for many years? The fire that pierces the heart.

Neo Tantra is a path to gain access to the inner love affair taking place in the heart. A way to heighten our sensitivity and increase our capacity to feel by becoming more alive and intimate with each other and life itself. Through these practices, we awaken to the extraordinary beauty of a deeply loving alertness that has always existed within us. We open to our true capacity for love – which is endless.

You’re invited to join Dawn Cartwright and guest musicians Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji for a Bhakti Fest Post-Intensive and Cacao Ceremony that will change your relationship to sex and love forever. Singles and couples welcome.

You’ll be guided through a series of practices designed to awaken your natural ecstatic response. You’ll learn the anatomy of devotion. You’ll experience Neo Tantra practices for harnessing and channeling ecstatic energy. You’ll discover new ways to bring the love within you into your life and relationships. You’ll create new inner pathways to receive love, to let love in. You’ll ignite the fire that pierces the heart.

You’ll learn, explore and experience . . . 

  • The 5 Principles of Energy Cultivation  Inertia, pervasiveness, vibration, radiance and cohesion. The universal laws of relationship. The five elemental qualities of sexual energy.
  • The Anatomy of Devotion  You’ll discover the inner love affair that appears when ecstatic energy is harnessed and channeled. You’ll experiences practices designed to bring awareness, vibration and radiance into every part of your body, including your sexual center.
  • The Surrender Dynamic  You’ll learn to open the inner gates of ecstasy through somatic listening and emotional receptivity. You’ll discover the 5 keys to surrender, unlocking your sexual potential and capacity for love.
  • The Elixir of Love A beautiful rose petal cacao ceremony featuring Jaya Lakshmi, Ananda Yogiji and Keith’s Cacao. Igniting the fire that pierces the heart.
  • Integration and Celebration Nourishing practices to take home, connecting all the meaningful moments we’ve shared at Bhakti Fest 2019.

Bhumi Bhakti Yoga & Earth Activism

with Saul David Raye & Amber Brovelli of Elephants Now & World…And special guests

September 30, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Post-Festival Intensive Price: $60  

Bhumi Bhakti

Join us for Bhumi Bhakti (Devotion for Mother Earth) an informative and empowering immersion to awaken and nourish the natural connection between our hearts, our yoga practice, and our most urgent and innate earth activism.
The yoga tradition along with other indigenous wisdom traditions has long held a deep reverence and understanding of a living and conscious Mother Earth (Bhumi Devi). The understanding that we are all entwined with Her; physically, energetically, mentally & spiritually; we are all her children. Now more than ever we must awaken and act for ourselves, future generations and all of life.  Both as individuals and as a community, we must become more aware of our actions and choices and how they affect the web of life. And what we can all do to become earth activists, raise awareness and join the global revolution for conscious change and planetary awakening for everyone. The time is now.
• Historical & Philosophical Roots of EARTH ACTIVISM within the Yoga tradition ( Important points)
• The importance of leading with Feminine wisdom in yoga, life and the challenge of climate change
• Yoga’s indigenous heart wisdom within Bhakti, Tantra & Vedanta
• Yoga Practices for harmonizing and connecting with the EARTH’s  Energy
• Mantras & Prayers for Earth healing Connection
• Developing the Heart ~ intuition, empathy and compassion
• Yoga as Earth Seva ( Loving service)
• The practice of Ahimsa as the foundation of Compassion                             
• Living as an EARTH Ambassador / Earth Activist
• Tools for inspiring and sharing this wisdom with others
• Ecology for the animals and protecting the earth
• Visioning a new earth and the role of yoga within it
• Coexistence  and preservation of our wild Places
• Prayers for the Earth and all relations
This full afternoon immersion will include interactive earth-based dharma teachings, essential earth ecology information, full-spectrum yoga practices, chanting, meditation, live music and essential empowerment tools for all of us to be a part of the solution every day.
Be the Change. Now more than ever.
A portion of the proceeds will go to EarthSeva and planting trees.
* Please bring a water bottle and light high vibration snacks to eat/share

“Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened…. Let the beauty we love be what we do.”  ~ Rumi