BaliSpirit Festival 2018 Press Release
BaliSpirit Festival continues to support change and transformation: for attendees, communities and Bali
BaliSpirit Festival is one of South East Asia’s biggest annual yoga, dance and music festivals. The goal of the BaliSpirit Festival is to awaken and nourish each individual’s potential for positive change within, leading to a greater positive change in our homes, in our communities and around the world.
BaliSpirit Festival is a non profit event and operates 3 year-round outreach programs: AYO! Kita Bicara HIV & AIDS (HIV & AIDS awareness and education program for schools in Indonesia) Bali Conference (A music and arts education and community program) and Bali ReGreen (A bamboo reforestation program in impoverished areas in Bali).
The next BaliSpirit Festival will be the 11th edition and will take place in Ubud, Bali from April 2-8 2018. There is a new format for 2018: 6 days of full programming including yoga, dance, meditation and breathwork workshops and 7 nights of night music concerts, all taking place at The Bali Purnati Center for the Arts in Ubud.
“As we move into our 11th year, we’re happy to announce that BaliSpirit Festival’s day-time and night-time events will finally be unified in the same venue! We aim to create a seamless experience with less travel between locations and more time to relax and enjoy the good vibes and great music” – Rob Weber, BaliSpirit Festival Musical Director and Co-Founder
Live music and dancing every day at the Coco Love Stage at BaliSpirit Festival 2017. Photo by Axel Hebenstreit.
Why travel to Ubud, Bali for yoga?
Bali and particularly Ubud, is one of the leading destinations for yoga, healing and wellness. More and more people are visiting Bali as a destination to pursue yoga and meditation, and to journey into self-discovery. Yogis flock to Ubud, Bali’s cultural hub to immerse themselves into the plethora of yoga and healing centers, temples, the spirituality and rich culture of the Balinese, healthy vegetarian and vegan restaurants and breathtaking scenery. Ubud is a small but busy town that provides plenty to see and do, as well as a tranquil environment for reflection, spiritual realization and for travelers to take their yoga practice to the next level.
Yogis practicing in the valley pavilion at BaliSpirit Festival 2017. Photo by Ishine
The BaliSpirit Festival experience
What makes BaliSpirit Festival unique is the diverse West meets East cultural fusion across the festival programming and venue. Attendees experience Balinese culture, spirituality and mesmerizing nature, the perfect setting for attendees to evolve, connect to each other and be creatively inspired.
The feeling of community and practice of karma yoga and giving back is strongly felt at BaliSpirit Festival. Over USD $100,000 has been raised by BaliSpirit Festival for its annual outreach programs and partner charities which includes environmental conservation, multi-cultural and performing arts education, healthcare and HIV & AIDS awareness. The scenery and overall environment of Bali makes it a perfect destination for attendees to deepen their understanding and transform their yoga practice and way of living, whilst knowing their actions are making a difference in giving back to Bali and Balinese communities.
“Our commitment to the environment and the people of Bali is not just in our message, but in our action as well” – I Made Gunarta, Festival Co-Founder and Cultural Liaison
Over the last 10 years, BaliSpirit Festival has continued to grow and now attracts approximately 7000 people from over 50 different countries each year to Ubud, Bali. Past BaliSpirit Festival attendees have described their experience as ‘life changing’, ‘uplifting’ and ‘inspirational’. BaliSpirit Festival attendees connect to themselves and each other through yoga, meditation, movement and breathwork in a safe community of likeminded people. BaliSpirit Festival provides transformational and spiritually enhancing experiences for attendee’s year after year.
Traditional Dancers from Kalimantan, Indonesia at BaliSpirit Festival 2017. Photo by Matt Oldfield.
BaliSpirit Festival format
There are over 200 workshops in yoga, healing, personal development seminars, music, dance throughout the week and a range of different tickets to choose, from 1-day Spirit Pass to the all inclusive weekly Abundance Pass. Yoga styles include: Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Acro, Hatha, Power, Children’s Yoga, Laughter Yoga and many more…
Monday April 2nd – Special events and the opening party
Tuesday April 3rd through Saturday April 7th: Daytime programming of yoga, meditation, dance, seminars and breathwork workshops between 7am and 6pm. Followed by Bhakti night music performances until 10pm.
Sunday April 8th: Community day (for kids and family) followed by the magical closing party.
Leslie Salmon-Jones leading Afro Flow Yoga at BaliSpirit Festival 2018. Photo by Axel Hebenstreit.
Presenters at BaliSpirit Festival 2018
BaliSpirit Festival attracts a large number of world-class yoga teachers, healers, breathwork and movement facilitators from all over the globe to share their knowledge and practice. Full daytime line-up will be released soon, the current line-up for BaliSpirit Festival 2018 can be found here.
Confirmed Daytime Presenters for BaliSpirit Festival 2018:
Janet Stone, Danny Paradise, Tymi Howard, Will Lau, Deborah Langley, Sarina Jain, Duncan Wong and over 50 more…
Laughter and heartfelt connections at BaliSpirit Festival 2017. Photo by Ishine
Musicians at BaliSpirit Festival
Our music line-up will feature established conscious-festival headliners, authentic world music masters, and up-and-coming underground artists.
Confirmed Music Artists for BaliSpirit Festival 2018:
Raio, Matiu Te Huki, Amaru Pumac Kuntur, Haji Basim, Lulu & Mischka, Minük and more…
“The unifying principle is simple: BaliSpirit’s artists are inspired by a higher power and transmit that love through their music. Expect uplifting, inspiring concerts charged with love and positivity” – Rob Weber, BaliSpirit Festival Musical Director
To learn more and book tickets: www.balispiritfestival.com