Friday, February 28, 2020 - 07:00 to Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 04:00
Event Presenter(s): 
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Studios: 
Westside Wellness Dallas
Price: 
$30-$170
Event Description: 

Join critically acclaimed spiritual music artists Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a Bhakti Yoga and creativity experience that will open your heart and rekindle your soul.

This 3 day weekend music and yoga festival is an invitation to drink from the life-giving well of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of the heart.

Sing from the depths of your soul, tap into your inner poet, and rejoice in the awakening of your unique voice and creativity during this inspirational weekend.

Dance with the band downstairs and enjoy yoga and meditation classes upstairs with some of DFW's most dedicated teachers, educators and guides.

Shop local and out of state vendors, enjoy vegetarian food, yoga, meditation, song, dance, devotion and joy.

FRIDAY 7PM-9PM $30

Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band Kick-Off Concert!

Soul-stirring ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge conscious lyrics and New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves.

SATURDAY 9:30AM-11:30am $40

Bhakti on the Mat

Asana infused with feeling, and inspiration- especially effective when we’re feeling burnt out, dried up, or dull.

This playful all-levels practice will include storytelling from the mythical world of yoga, heart-felt kirtan chanting, graceful vinyasa sequences, and evocative live music. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest.

The workshop will be accompanied by the live grooves of The Wild Lotus Band, featuring guitar and bass player Alvin Young and percussionist and vocalist Gwendolyn Colman.

Deepen your connection to the spirit of life by merging the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2PM-5:30PM $40

Awaken Your Inner Poet: Bhakti Through Poetry and Live Music

Explore the life stories and transformative poetry of some of the world's most inspiring Bhakti poets with storytelling, live music, singing, evocative poetry, and an inviting space for you to dive deep into your own heart to compose your own personal bhakti poems.

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT 7PM-9PM $30

Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band - Peace & Love for All Concert! Kids Welcome!

SUNDAY 1:30PM - 4pm $40

Yoga Teachers' Inspiration Series: How To Bring More Heart & Musicality To Your Yoga Classes with Sean Johnson

Designed for yoga teachers and trainees seeking to infuse fresh energy and inspiration into their practice and teaching. Cultivate more depth, imagination, and inspiration through the arts of bhakti yoga - song, music, language, poetry, creative movement, and ritual.

Visit with Sean about the insights over 20 years of merging Hatha and Bhakti yoga in his teaching and practice, explore how to bring more energy, emotion, dynamics, and musicality to our classes, including advice on how to make potent playlists that support your class flow, and tips for making singing more accessible for you and your students.

Yoga Alliance CEU's available

1, 2 or 3 Day Passes available

Join us for a concert, workshop, or the entire weekend!

 

Contact INFO@LivingYogaDallas.com for a la carte pricing for Saturday's events

Schedule: 

FRIDAY 7PM-9PM $30

Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band Kick-Off Concert!

SATURDAY 9:30AM-11:30am $40

Bhakti on the Mat: Asana infused with feeling, and inspiration- especially effective when we’re feeling burnt out, dried up, or dull.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2PM-5:30PM $40

Awaken Your Inner Poet: Bhakti Through Poetry and Live Music

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT 7PM-9PM $30

Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band - Peace & Love for All Concert! Kids Welcome!

SUNDAY 1:30PM - 4pm $40

Yoga Teachers' Inspiration Series: How To Bring More Heart & Musicality To Your Yoga Classes with Sean Johnson

How to register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sean-johnson-the-wild-lotus-band-in-dallas-a-bhakti-yoga-camp-creativity-weekend-tickets-63917507987?aff=ebdssbeac
About this Presenter: 

When most people see the words ‘yoga’ and ‘music’ in the same sentence they might think of wind chimes, crystal bowls, synth pads, and dolphin sounds. But for the last thirteen years New Orleans-based Sean Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) have been changing this perception– reinventing the yoga soundtrack and putting a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras, rock, funk, gospel and world grooves. Brought together in September 2005 initially as a creative, philanthropic touring music project in response to the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, they have become one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America- a genre of spiritual music that originates in the yoga traditions of India, and is being reinvented by a growing number of western artists. Their dynamic music has opened peoples’ ears and hearts within and beyond the yoga world.

In 2007 they released their first album Calling The Spirits independently which caught the ears of pioneering Canadian record executive Terry McBride, founder of Nettwerk Records and Lilith Fair. In 2009 McBride signed the band to Nettwerk for the release of the follow up album Devaloka engineered and co-produced by Misha Kachkachishvili (Esplanade Studios) in New Orleans.  When Putumayo World Music founder Dan Storper heard Devaloka he chose music off the record to be featured in a series of Putumayo releases which include tracks from international artists designed to accompany yoga practice (Yoga, 2010, World Yoga, 2012, and Yoga Lounge, 2014). Storper also hired Sean to co-curate the albums and write the liner notes. These albums have helped propel the band’s music to listeners across the globe. Their songs have also appeared on the Sounds True and White Swan labels.

In August 2014 they released their third studio album Unity. White Swan Music describes the album as “A collection of ten unique. soul-stirring songs that reveal the band more at ease than ever with interpreting and expressing mantra music through the guts and authenticity of their own American roots. The album takes the listener on a revelatory journey through myriad sounds and flavors – from bellydance rhythms, Motown-inspired grooves, back porch stomp and gospel chorus to trance-inducing eastern strings with passionate verses from Rumi, tantra yoga sutras, and chants from a variety of spiritual traditions. Some songs are perfect for a yoga flow playlist and other for simply savoring life, at full blast.” Unity received much critical praise and debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard’s New Age Chart.

Sean, Alvin, and Gwendolyn tour extensively as a trio and are a favorite headliner at yoga and music festivals nationwide. In 2010 they were the first kirtan band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival to a large and appreciative crowd. Their debut at Jazz Fest was noted by Offbeat Magazine at the time, and chronicled in the international online magazine Elephant Journal. They were invited back to the Jazz Fest stage in 2014, where GoNOLA.com named them “Top Pick For Day 2 Of Jazz Fest” along with Phish and Robert Plant. In 2015, they made their third trip to the Jazz Fest stage to share the joy and power of their New Orleans-crafted mantra music and their set was featured in the Huffington Post, Bhakti Beat, and My Spilt Milk.

 

to learn more - visit their website: http://bit.ly/SJWLBlyd

 

Contact Information: 

Contact INFO@LivingYogaDallas.com for a la carte pricing for Saturday's events