The global yogi community gathered again this year near Ubud to celebrate Yoga, Dance and Music.
An impressive line-up of world-renowned yogis, spiritual leaders, musicians, performers and participants paired with Bali’s mystical, spiritual atmosphere “combusts” in a one of kind experience.
Now in its 12th year, BSF has earned a legendary status, drawing an alternative, diverse crowd from all over the world. This year included over 500 workshops, classes and performances. Every day was jam packed with yoga, dance, meditation, breathwork, inspirational talks and a plethora of other activities.
Danny Paradise was again a standout with his fun, dynamic Ashtanga yoga classes and Shamanism seminars, do not miss out on this one in 2020! Tymi Howard – dubbed “the teacher of teachers” has an almost otherworldly vibe about herself, her Vinyasa classes are supercharged with positive energy and her mastery of yoga is awe inspiring.
The festival’s venue near the idyllic town of Ubud, looks like a tropical utopia. Surrounded by emerald green rice paddies and lush verdant valleys, the grounds of Purnati Art’s center – home of the festival for a week, features multiple semi open pavilions, atriums and stages, interwoven with hang out lawn areas filled with colorful beanbags, art work and large scale art installations.
At Dharma fair you can get anything from your new yoga gear to aromatic essential oils and original jewelry.
To have energy for it all, there is a “delectable” selection of food vendors right in the middle of the festival grounds – you can have anything from a vegan hot dog to delicious Indonesian Nasi Campur, splash it down with a fresh young coconut or activated charcoal and you’re good to tackle yet another downdog.
The festival is super family friendly and has a ton to offer to the little ninjas as well. From face painting to kids Acro yoga to art classes and epic playground, there is plenty to keep the mini-yous entertained.
The music night events were designed this year with a vision to create more intimate experience and held at the festival’s main venue with the central stage right under the stars. Mission accomplished – the music portion of the BSF felt surreal. One of the many highlights was an expressive performance of Brazilian rhythms by Meninas Da Lua and the goddess-like Deya Dova and her colourful, magical dancers.
Inspiring and connecting on so many levels, we can’t wait for the BSF 2020 already!