Bhakti Fest 2012: The Festival of Yoga, Kirtan and Wisdom from the Heart Returns to Joshua Tree September 6-9


Joshua Tree, CA – July 13, 2012 – Bhakti Fest is celebrating its fourth season September 6 – 9 at the Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA. Yoga, kirtan music and wisdom workshops will be offered in the tradition of the dynamic Bhakti Fests since 2009.

According to Sridhar Silberfein, Founder and Producer of the Bhakti Fests, “Bhakti is devotion to love. Shining within and without like the sun. We emanate pure love whenever and wherever we go, giving unconditional love to everyone, especially our personal relationships. This year’s Bhakti Fest will be a total immersion in this love for all the presenters and attendees.”

Music provides the core of the Bhakti Fest. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience devotional chanting, called kirtan, continuously, along with nationally acclaimed musicians including Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, Jai Uttal, WAH and Donna De Lory, to name a few. Twelve hours of daily yoga classes in three large studios will be facilitated by incomparable and world-renowned yoga teachers such as Shiva Rea, Sara Ivanhoe and Bryan Kest. Each day will also feature extensive wisdom workshops geared to educate and inspire with some of the most formidable guides of our time, covering such topics as Aromatherapy, Nutrition, Pranayama, Mantras and Mudras, Meditation and more. Presenters include Radhanath Swami Shyamdas, Ron Alexander, Mirabai Devi, Lorin Roche, David Haberman and others.

Attendees will be invited to leave the busy world behind and immerse themselves in a conscious community for four full days for what the festival producers call “the path of the heart.” They will experience an independent thriving community complete with an eco-friendly vendor village of more than 100 artisan merchants who will offer delicious, high vibrational raw, vegan, and vegetarian foods and beverages, yoga gear, clothing, musical instruments, crafts and more.

The Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center is the perfect setting to foster inner reflection and spiritual reconnection because of its peacefulness and natural desert beauty. Thousands have come back since 2009 to experience the Bhakti Fests at this pristine resort. Accommodation options include hotels, camping and RV parking, all on site. There are also ten local hotels within ten miles of the event.

For a full list of performers and teachers and to purchase tickets (kids under 12 are FREE) please visit


1 comment

  1. Hey! I am so excited to go to Bhakti Fest for the first time this year. I am excited to do workshops and meet all the people that will be attending. I will also be at a vendor booth. I am promoting a yoga class finder called Come by and see us!

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