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Bhakti Fest Midwest 2015: The Festival of Yoga, Kirtan and Wisdom Returns to Madison June 25th-29th

Madison, WI – April 15, 2015 – Bhakti Fest, creator of national yoga and kirtan events in the enduring yoga festival scene is pleased to announce Bhakti Fest Midwest 2015 on June 25th through 29th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. In its fifth year, the Bhakti Fest Midwest is the premiere event of its kind in the region, bringing yoga, kirtan music, wisdom workshops, and a healing sanctuary to America’s heartland.

Kirtan superstar and Grammy Award nominee Krishna Das is amongst the internationally beloved musicians performing the continuous, uplifting kirtan (chanting) sets. Also on the concert stage are Radhanath Swami, Sean Johnston & The Wild Lotus Band, Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda, David Newman, Zach Ketterhagen, Crown of Eternity, Old-Time Blue Grass Kirtan, and others. The centuries-old practice of devotional chanting is considered to connect humans with themselves, the universe, and spirit.

Bhakti Fest Midwest offers the opportunity to attend classes with world renown instructors, leading sessions in a variety of yoga disciplines. The teacher line up includes Govind Das & Radha, Mark Whitwell, Saul David Raye, Amy T, Lisa Gniady, Sherry Sidoti, Shannon Connell, Missy Balsam, Dr. Saraswati Markus, Marti Tribble and Aubree Saia.

Wisdom workshops will be held on diverse subjects including breathwork, Vedic studies, tantric energy, alternative health disciplines, astrology, sound healing, and meditation. Instructors include Michael Brian Baker, Anand of Rishikesh, Manoj Chalam, David Newman, India, Michael Cohen, David Nichtern, Katherine Austin and Sugar Yum Yum, who guides children’s yoga and gong master Preston Klick. A pre-festival intensive with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band will be held on Thursday, June 25.  The post-festival event is with Saul David Raye on Monday June 29th.

The Bhakti Fest Midwest Eco Village features vegan, vegetarian, raw, and super food choices, artwork, and shopping options including yoga fashion, gemstones, ethnic instruments. The Healing Sanctuary provides services in different massage techniques and spiritual readings.

Picturesque ponds create a natural boundary for the plush green grass and limestone walkways that make Willow Island the ideal external environment for Bhakti Fest Midwest.

Tickets for the event, including a $50 discount for seniors and college students, $75 tickets for teens and FREE admission active service members, veterans and kids under 13, plus the full lineup and tons of info are available at  http://midwest.bhaktifest.com/

About Bhakti Fest
Bhakti Fest is a festival series which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, and share the spirit of Bhakti through a variety of ways, including continuous kirtan, yoga classes, meditations and prayer, teachings and workshops, fire ceremonies, an eco-friendly, holistic marketplace, vegetarian, vegan, and raw vegan cuisine, a wellness sanctuary including massage, bodywork, energy work, intuitive readings, and other unique life enhancing modalities. Bhakti Fest encourages the spirit of service and offers a work exchange program. The festival donates monies to a variety of non-profit organizations which provide food, education, and environmental beautification programs around the world.

Some of the many sponsorship program participants Bhakti Fest appreciates include Coconut Bliss, My Zen Home, Namaste Light, Aloha, Desert Essence, Health Ade Kombucha, HealthForce Nutritionals, Nectar of the Gods, Reeds Ginger Beer, Upton’s Natural, Vega, and White Swan Records.

PRESS ACCREDITATION

We are accepting applications for press credentials to Bhakti Fest Midwest (June 25-29, 2015) and Bhakti Fest West  (September 9-14, 2015).

Qualified press are welcome and invited to attend. The events are celebrations featuring sacred music, yoga, workshops, and loving community — brought to you by the folks who have been producing these magical events since 2009. All members of the press must be credentialed by Bhakti Fest. Your request for a press badge will be reviewed and you will be notified by email if your application has been approved. Press may apply for credentials on-site but pre-registered media will be given priority.

For press information please contact Susan von Seggern at susan@susanvonseggern.com or 213-840-0077.

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To apply for press access for the 2015 Bhakti Fest events please complete the form HERE by one week before the event you would like to cover. Email your completed press registration form or any questions you might have to: press@bhaktifest.com. All members of a media organization planning to attend must fill out an individual form. We strongly recommend submitting an online application in advance of the deadline, as credentials will be processed on a rolling basis. Remove:Press may apply for credentials on-site but pre-registered media will be given priority have it twice. If you receive a confirmation email from Bhakti Fest that you are registered, you may pick up your credential on-site at the Registration booth. To pick up your credential, you MUST bring a valid government-issued ID.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Follow Bhakti Fest on Twitter
  • Follow updates on the Bhakti Fest Facebook
  • Photos from the festivals are available in our Gallery on this web site.
  • Watch video highlights from 2014 Bhakti Fest on our YouTube channel.

 

ASSETS (Downloadable)

press

To apply for press access for the 2015 Bhakti Fest events please complete the form HERE by one week before the event you would like to cover. Email your completed press registration form or any questions you might have to: press@bhaktifest.com. All members of a media organization planning to attend must fill out an individual form. We strongly recommend submitting an online application in advance of the deadline, as credentials will be processed on a rolling basis. Remove:Press may apply for credentials on-site but pre-registered media will be given priority have it twice. If you receive a confirmation email from Bhakti Fest that you are registered, you may pick up your credential on-site at the Registration booth. To pick up your credential, you MUST bring a valid government-issued ID.

Shakti Fest 2015 Press Release

Bhakti Fest West 2014 Press Release

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Follow Bhakti Fest on Twitter
  • Follow updates on the Bhakti Fest Facebook
  • Photos from the festivals are available in our Gallery on this web site.
  • Watch video highlights from 2014 Bhakti Fest on our YouTube channel.

 

ASSETS (Downloadable)