Wanderlust Review for LostinSound.org

Wanderlust 2014 Review for LostinSound.org

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Collective Kundalini…

As we pass into the darker half of the year here in the northern hemisphere, the cadence slows for many of us who have been traveling with festival culture and gives us time to reflect upon the season and contemplate how we may go forward in the future.

Nearer to the beginning of the season, on the solstice, Electrogenic‘s David Guzman and I headed up to Stratton Mountain Resort for LostinSound to experience Wanderlust, one of the fastest growing “transformational” festivals on the circuit today, to see what we could learn not just about yoga but also about how the festival has managed to do so well, and share this perspective with you.

The first part of this review is really that ~ a contemplation of the hows and whys of Wanderlust’s rapid growth and current sustainability and how that might inform our own conscious evolution of “transformational” and festival culture as a whole, including excerpts from an exclusive interview with yoga teacher and Wanderlust co-founder Schuyler Grant about the running of the festival in general and specifically the role of sponsorship.

The second part is a review of the festival experience itself and many of the performers and presenters there, filled with in-depth on-site video interviews with Emancipator, HANNAH, Adeline Michèle of Escort, AcroYoga co-founder Jenny Sauer-Klein, Suzanne Sterling, Energy Medicine Yoga founder Lauren K Walker and excerpts from an interview with Elena Brower. There are also music clips and photos of Nahko and Medicine for the People, Marco Benevento, MC YOGI, Emily King, and others…

Also check out the rest of David’s photos in the LostinSound’s album

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Finding Flow: The Path of the Sahaja

Finding Flow: The Path of the Sahaja

with Denise Porter Kemp

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Saturday, November 15
10 am-5 pm
The Mountain Club on Loon
Lincoln, New Hampshire
$80

The sahaja is the embodiment of spontaneity,
one who fine tunes the instrument of the body and mind to go beyond habit and compulsion and be fully present to the subtleties of each moment, consciously and effortlessly responding appropriately to each unique circumstance as it arises.

In this workshop we will experiment with physical yoga, breath work, dance and meditation practices, observing and experiencing the nuances of our own body, mind and behavioral tendencies to cultivate awareness both of and with our whole beings. Noticing as this mindful presence slows compulsive thought, impulse and emotion so that we can connect with stillness even in the movement, the silence ever-present behind the sound, the spaciousness within the matter, with turiya – pure raw awareness, underlying all other states of consciousness, accessible all the time.

Tuning our bodies and minds as a musician trains on an instrument to effortlessly and precisely let the music flow through, both allowing ourselves to be played by the “music” and staying conscious and making choice in the flow.

   Practicing this together so that we may recall this quality of fluid presence
in everything that we do.

We will practice in the sanctuary of The Mountain Club on Loon overlooking Loon Mountain and as weather and interest permits outside along the rivers and in the forests of the White Mountains. 

For more information and to register go to http://findingflow.bpt.me/
or contact me at
deniseporterkemp@gmail.com

~body geometry accessing aware consciousness~

deniseporterkemp.com
603 568 5977