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New Events to come towards the New Year!



Healing the Mind-Body Relationship with Yoga and Ayurveda 

August webinar with Mas Vidal

Thursdays August 17th-31st, 6-7:30 PDT
Includes e-book

This special webinar presents the bold themes of Mas Vidal’s recently released book titled Sun, Moon and Earth as an essential paradigm for holistic wellness. The mind-body relationship is an eternal one and an intrinsic component to health and happiness; however, achieving this requires embracing a new relationship with life. Both yoga and ayurveda provide a remarkable framework and an abundance of techniques and principles for balancing our lives and aligning us with our highest purpose. Each class will explore planetary cosmology as per the dynamics of the sun-moon-earth, elucidate the wisdom of the sacred texts and share fascinating perspectives for attaining success on the path of personal transformation and self care. The fascinating story of yoga and ayurveda can become your own powerful narrative through the expression of metaphors, science and spirituality and many practical exercises to bring you back to your natural state of oneness.

Topics Include:

~ Redefining Health
~ Mind-Body Synergy
~ The Forgotten Purpose of Yoga
~ True Detoxification, Diet and Vegetarianism
~ Yoga Therapy that includes Ayurveda
~ Yoga & Ayurveda for Women
~ Spiritual Ecology for Personal Healing

And much more…

Yogi, mystic and practitioner of Ayurveda, Mas has become one of the most influential teachers of integral yoga and ayurveda in the world. He offers unique certification and educational programs internationally and maintains an active counseling practice that embraces Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology. As director of Dancing Shiva, a non-profit educational organization based in southern California, he promotes health, wellness and societal reform by means of embracing universal spirituality and a natural approach to lifestyle.  

Reserve your spot.




The Red Tent Webinar Series

Women’s Sacred Sexuality with Dawn Cartwright

Featuring a 5 week webinar series 

Wednesdays August 16th-30th, September 13th and 20th 6-7:30 PDT

Since ancient times women have gathered together to dream mystical dreams, share wisdom and renew sexual power. Sitting in circle within The Red Tent, they explore the secrets of the cosmos through the gateway of their wombs. They feed their femininity and emerge refreshed, renewed and empowered by what they have shared and witnessed. 

Sisters, it is time to gather together again.

Reserve your spot.



Bhakti Fest West

The World’s Premiere Yoga & Sacred Music Festival 

September 7-10, 2017

Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Our festival is a drug and alcohol free vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bring your yoga mats this September to the idyllic Joshua Tree Retreat Center, located in the beautiful region east of Los Angeles. Practice with the best yoga teachers in the world, dance to sacred music by world-renown Kirtan artists, and take workshops with leaders in the field of personal growth.

Come early on September 6th or stay longer until September 7th for yoga and lifestyle immersions with some of the world’s most renown teachers.

Reserve your spot.

Yoga, Mantra & Mudras

A Pre Festival Exploration of Yoga with Janet Stone with Nat Kendall and Ananda-ji

Wednesday September 6th 1pm-4pm
Join Janet Stone to explore the devotional aspects of yoga practice. We’ll explore asana (movement), alongside moments of singing to the divine through call-and-response. We’ll integrate mudra, pranayama and meditation to create a full and well-rounded practice.
Our time together will  create a bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and connecting us with one another and all that is around us. We’ll allow time for discussion of how to integrate these practices into your personal practice and teaching.

Reserve your spot.


Tantra: The Flowering of Human Consciousness Through Intimacy & Sexuality

Monday September 11th  10am – 1pm

You are invited to join Tantric visionary, Dawn Cartwright, for a deeper dive into Tantra practice, exploration and discovery. In this post-Bhakti Fest intensive, accompanied by Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogji, you’ll learn and experience the Pancha Upacāras, ancient Tantric practices, gateways to divine intimacy and lovemaking. We’ll begin the immersion with a Divine Lovers Rose Petal Cacao Ceremony. Singles and couples welcome. 

 You will discover . . . 

     •      The Pancha Upacāras, exquisite moments of togetherness. The flowering of human consciousness through intimacy and sexuality. 

     •      An introduction to the Sri Vidya Tantra lineage. Within the Sri Vidya tradition, the central deity, Rajarajeswari, the Empress of the Universe, sits in eternal union with her beloved, Sadhashiva, the Shiva who is always present. Their lovemaking creates the cosmos.

     •      A daily Tantra practice to bring home. Five steps to awaken the divine within you and in your relationships. 

     •      A beautiful rose petal cacao ceremony, the alchemy of the heart. 

    •      The music and mantras of Divine Lovers Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji. 

Healing The Body-Mind Relationship Through Yoga and Ayurveda

A Post Festival Intensive by Mas Vidal

Monday September 11th 10am-1pm

Join Mas Vidal on a journey to experience the core themes of his recently released book titled Sun, Moon and Earth as an essential paradigm for holistic wellness. Both yoga and ayurveda provide profound wisdom, practical techniques and a natural approach to health and wellness, that is, largely ignored by the commercial yoga movement. Let us dive deeper into the mystical practices of yoga for raising consciousness through asana, pranayama, bandas, mudras and devotion to enter the river of heaven in the spine as per the mystical teachings of Yogananda and Sivananda.

Additional perspectives includes, understanding the energies of planetary cosmology as per the dynamics of the sun-moon-earth to elucidate the wisdom of the sacred texts and share fascinating perspectives for attaining success on the path of personal transformation and self care.

Find out more…

Reserve your spot.

Journey Through the Layers of Self

A Post Festival Immersion by Yogrishi Vishvketu

Monday September 11th 10am-2pm

In this 4-hour workshop, you will learn about the original anatomy of yoga – the five layers of being. By aligning the layers, you can access deeper awareness of your true potential.

Find out more…

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A 14- Day Immersion & Sacred Retreat to the Birthplace of Yoga with Sianna Sherman & Yogrishi Vishvketu 

January 13-28 2018, Govardan Ecovillage in Maharashtra India

This 14-day program is designed for dedicated students, teachers and seekers who wish to deepen their knowledge of yoga and take their practice and teaching to new heights. Embark on a transformational journey to the self with internationally renowned yoga teachers Yogrishi Vishvketu & Sianna Sherman, with spiritual discourse by celebrated author and speaker Radhanath Swami. Together we will gather in a beautiful ecovillage oasis situated in the lush foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains in Maharashtra, India and unite the sacred East/West traditions & teachings of yoga.

More details to come.


A Day Of Peace, Yoga, Healing & Music

A one day fundraiser in Ojai California

Featuring Shiva Rea, Jennifer Partridge, Mas Vidal, Dawn Cartwright & Larisa Stowe 

Saturday July 15th 10am- 10pm

Lets raise the vibration for Ramana’s Garden School and Orphanage with a day of Yoga, Tantra workshops, Ayurveda, Emotional Freedom Technique and Sacred Music in a spiritual oasis nestled in beautiful Ojai California lead by Bhaktifest’s leading teachers and artists.

$20-50 Sliding Scale Donation

Register to save your spot in this intimate gathering.


10-12pm Yoga Intensive with Shiva Rea
12-2pm Lunch Break
2-3:15pm Meditation for the Monkey Mind with Mas Vidal
3:30-4:45pm Tantric Workshop with Dawn Cartwright
5-6pm Emotional Freedom Technique with Jennifer Partridge
6-7pm Dinner Break
7-10pm Sacred Music with Larisa Stow, Elisa Rose, Hart Sawyer & More!


Sanctuary Ranch

12211 Watts Rd

Ojai, CA 93023-8360

Get away from the city, expand and connect in conscious community in this intimate gathering lead by Bhaktifest’s leading teachers and artists.

Rock your heart out for charity and participate in a transformational day of workshops and sacred music and fire ceremonies in a gorgeous kiva. Join us for the highest vibration event of the summer.

We gather in hope, in love, in joy and to make a difference in this world. All profits from this event go to support Ramana’s Garden, a grass roots children’s home and school in Rishikesh India that houses more that 70 children from Northern India and Nepal.

About PeaceTime:

Peacetime is a community with one simple mission, to build community and spread peace and meditation around the world. We offer events, online resources and meditation as vehicles for personal and global transformation.

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Kirtan with Vijay Krsna & Malini Taneja (KIRTANIYAS)

An evening of dancing, vibration-rising mantra, and sacred chant!
JUNE 11, 2017 | 8 – 11PM
 Bhakti Yoga Shala – 207 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(in the courtyard at Arizona and 2nd St.)

Experience one of our young international kirtan sensations in their ONLY Los Angeles performance.

Vijay Krsna and Malini Taneja studied Kirtan in the sacred village of Vrindavan, India and grew up singing in ashrams & temples in India and the West. Their group KIRTANIYAS, are global collective of musicians, producers and dancers that tour the world infusing new life to ancient chants with youthful spirit and energy. They have recorded a number of albums that push the boundaries of genre: Hiphop meets the call and response singing of ancient Sanskrit mantras and live acoustic instruments.