This September the 1st annual Pranafest will bring some of the biggest names in yoga and kirtan to the tiny mountain town of Ashland, Oregon for a full-on celebration of devotion to the divine. The 3-day hot springs camping festival will feature classes, concerts and ceremonies by an all-star lineup of yoga teachers and kirtan leaders. Pranafest will run from September 28 – 30, 2012 at the Jackson WellSprings, an idyllic 35-acre botanical wonderland world-famous for its healing waters.
Kirtan 11am to 11pm Daily
Pranafest will feature two stages of kirtan from 11am to 11pm daily covering styles ranging from traditional acoustic to cutting-edge kirtronica. Sessions will be led by world-renowned wallahs including:
Donna De Lory
Govindas & Rahda
Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda
Breath of Life Tribe
Benjy and Heather Wertheimer
Ena Vie & Howard Lipp
Prajna Viera & Ben Leinbach
Web of One
Beloved & The Pure Love Band
…and more to be announced.
Yoga Classes and Workshops
Pranafest will offer open group classes with some of the global yoga community’s most celebrated and revered teachers including:Denise Kaufman
Govindas and Radha
Ananda Yogiji & Jaya Lakshmi
…and more to be announced.
Classes will cover a diverse array of yogic disciplines including Vinyasa, Kundalini, Anusara, Yin, Bhakti and more. The festival will also offer in-depth workshops covering dance, martial arts, breathwork, astrology, sound healing, sustainability, wellness and
Healing Arts and Sacred Ceremonies
Private sessions with professional therapists specializing in the intuitive and healing arts will be available on an á la carte basis from 10am to 8pm daily. Offerings will include massage, reiki, acupressure, cranial sacral, polarity and more. In keeping with the rich native history of the springs, Pranafest will offer attendees the opportunity to have the purifying experience of traditional group sweat and moon lodges. The festival will also feature a ceremonial soak similar to those flowing from the Judaic tradition.
Hot Springs Spa and Botanical Gardens
Jackson WellSprings is a 35-acre natural mineral hot springs about 2 miles from the central plaza of Ashland, Oregon, home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The hot springs and main stage are nestled within beautiful botanical and medicinal gardens filled with traditional teepees and geodesic domes. The spa features an Olympic-size pool, warm soaking tub, private mineral baths, steam room, dry sauna and mountain-side mikvah. The WellSprings features its own certified-organic 3-acre garden that provides most of the food and herbs for its on-site restaurant.
Camping and Hotels
There are 350 special passes available for advance purchase on Pranafest.org on a first-come basis that will permit attendees to set up camp within the beautiful festival grounds. There are also three hotels within easy walking distance of the WellSprings and over 50 more in the nearby tourist town of Ashland.
Intimate Experience and Affordable Pricing
To provide the most personalized peak experiences possible, producers are making less than a thousand passes available. A no-day-pass-policy is intended to create a closer sense of community over the full festival in a way that isn’t possible when people pop in for part.
To help make the festival affordable during tight times, a generous allotment of deeply-discounted tickets are available to all on a first-come basis at Pranafest.org. The producers are also giving members of the West Coast yoga and Kirtan communities opportunities to enter drawings for free passes.
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