BhaktiFest is a Yoga, Dance, Music Festival
Bhakti Fest is the premier yoga, sacred music, and personal growth festival in the United States. Since 2009, for six days each September, we have featured the best Yoga Teachers, Kirtan Musicians, and Workshop Leaders in the world. We are part of the Center for Spiritual Studies, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports charities across the globe, mainly in India. Proceeds generated each year, after we cover our costs, go to our chosen causes. We accept donations to help us provide extraordinary festivals and give support to those less fortunate than us. We hope to see you in the Bhav!
Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Our festival is a drug and alcohol free vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bring your yoga mats this September to the idyllic Joshua Tree Retreat Center, located in the beautiful region east of Los Angeles. Practice with the best yoga teachers in the world, dance to sacred music by world-renown Kirtan artists, and take workshops with leaders in the field of personal growth. Camp out beneath the stars or stay at one of our many accommodations on and offsite; enjoy the swimming pool and free filtered drinking water; stop in at The Bhakti Family Village and expose your children to other enlightened youth and families; enjoy the best vegetarian food at any festival. We offer Student, Senior, Military and Local Resident discounts. We are building community—please join us!
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Sacred Breath & Embodiment
Level 1 Clarity Breathwork Weekend
October 13 – 15, 2017 @ Studio 220 Portland, OR
with Ashanna Solaris & Dana Dharma Devi
Join us for an Profound Weekend of Clarity Breathwork, Kirtan, Dance, Movement, Light Body Meditations, & Sacred Circle!
Clarity Breathwork is a gentle, compassionate Feminine approach to breathing & healing that has been shifting lives around the planet! Every breath we take is sacred and has the power to open us to the Infinite. When we breathe fully and consciously we can heal our hearts, minds, bodies, and open to the Divine in everything. Come experience the healing power of breath to transform your life, unravel limited beliefs, emotional patterns, physical blocks, and imprints from birth, childhood, and past experiences from the cells of your body. Use sacred chanting, movement, meditation, and breath to embody more fully who you are and LIVE IT.
Details: October 13 – 15, 2017 Where: Studio 220, 213 Ash St. Downtown Portland
Times: Friday 7 – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: $295 by Sept 13; 325 thereafter. Friday only $35 advance/$45 door
Sign up early and save. Space is limited.
Sign up for the Early Rate & Save:
Pay Deposit only to reserve your spot:
Friday Eve Only:
For more information and to register contact:
Local: Myra Harrell Felming 503-516-3917, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Dharma Devi 510-691-4483, email@example.com.
Ashanna 650-279-9101, firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonials about our work:
Wow. I am slowly integrating and processing all the wonderful Pachamama experiences of the last 2 months and letting it slowly sink in. I just want to express my deep heartfelt gratitude to you both for your extraordinary guidance, wisdom, love and instruction. I feel a lightness and joy that I did not arrive with and a feeling of forward motion and hope. I am so grateful to you both for helping me to refind my “lifejo.” Thank you! I’m also so grateful for the tribe of fellow breathers that I’m now connected to and it feels like a support group as we all individually email eachother and help eachother with integrating etc. !! ~ Sophie Williams, London
What an incredible 8 days!!! WOW!!! Thank you so much!!! So much happened
on so many levels that I am feeling that words can not express!!! Thank you so much for all your support with going DEEP during breath~whew!!! Also I feel I went to such a deep integrative level w dance!!! Also your visualizations were fun and powerful!!!Thank you so much for EVERYTHING!!! I feel so full and at a loss of WORDS!!! DEEP DEEP THANK YOU. ~ Sandi Gune, Palm Desert
I have tried and practiced many types of Breathwork before, and also attended trainings of different disciplines, yet have never met such a perfect pairing of teachers as in Dana and Ashanna.
The tools which I left the training with have served me every moment since. My life is completely different, my sensitivity to the divine has mushroomed, and my capability to receive guidance and support from my inner Master as grown into a way if being, rather than an occasional flash of enlightenment. Now as a teacher of the breath myself, I call most on my training experience with Ashanna and Dana. ~ Anthony Abbagnano
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Ashanna Solaris & Dana Dharma Devi have been sharing breathwork and healing for over 36 years and have pioneered their own process called Clarity Breathwork. They combine their many years of experience and gifts together in a beautiful way that touches and awakens their students. Including, among many others, Dana’s sacred music and kirtan and Ashanna’s love of dance & movement process.
Level 1 & 2: January 24 – 31, 2018
Level 3 & 4: February 7 – 14, 2018
Level 5: February 20 – 27 , 2018
Clarity Breathwork is life changing! It is a profound healing modality to shift energy patterns on a deep level and open to more of who we really are. You can take the first 8-day retreat for your own personal healing and rejuvenation. If you are interested in being a Clarity Breathwork Practitioner or adding Clarity Breathwork to an existing practice, you can stay on for the 8-day Level 3 & 4. There has never been a stronger need for healing & healers in the world than now! This program will give you the tools you need to take a quantum leap in your life and to set up a successful healing arts practice if you choose to.
Pachamama is an incredible place to do this work where we can breathe in and by the ocean, the wild river and forest! There is limited space for our group so please contact us right away if you are interested in attending.
About the Clarity Breathwork Training Program
The Clarity Breathwork process helps to activate the subconscious mind and bring awareness and insights not easily accessed through traditional therapy. Breath opens the energy channels in the body and allows what we have been holding onto to surface and be released. This may be suppressed emotional material, physical blocks in the body, old beliefs structures and identifications, old memories, escape patterns and addictions. Clarity Breathwork combines counseling and insight as well as a somatic experiential process where clients gain a deep level of insight, release emotional baggage and actually feel the patterns shifting and transforming.
Clarity Breathwork emerged out of the consciousness era of the 60’s to support people in addressing core issues held in the subconscious while also expanding consciousness in order to contact one’s Essence-healing our false sense of separation. It supports people to release stress and tension, heal and resolve trauma, gain deeper insights into current life issues, and access one’s own internal healing energy, creativity and greater knowing.
This training intensive offers all five levels of the Clarity Breathwork Training Program:
- Breath & Transformation
- The Breathwork Intensive
- Practitioner’s Intensive
- Business & Leadership
- Teacher’s Training
Breath & Transformation Level 1
Introduces students to the Clarity Breathwork Process. Most of us don’t breathe fully. We hold the breath in and may have been holding it in since the first breath when the umbilical cord was cut too soon and we were swung upside down and spanked. Many of us have thoughts like: It’s not safe to be here, I’m not supported, Life is a struggle, People hurt me, I’m all alone, I can’t make it. These may be birth thoughts that can profoundly affect our life experience. These thoughts can be further imprinted by childhood and adult traumatic experiences. Level 1 explores pre & peri-natal psychology and the impact of birth, childhood traumas & negative core beliefs.
The Breathwork Intensive Level 2
Invites a deeper exploration of how the mind works; exploring imprints, patterns and the subconscious mind; a deeper unraveling of conception, womb time and birth issues, early nurturance and bonding. We address the wounds of abandonment/rejection, shock and shame and how they play out in our intimate relationships. We explore healing sexuality, creating healthy relationships, communication tools. We examine how healing on a physical level takes place by getting in touch with the belief systems that created it. We work with both dry and wet sessions, the art and science of Breathwork, deepening your intuition, and presence practices.
Practitioner’s Intensive Level 3
Gives the tools to support others in the many issues that can arise in breathwork sessions and gives students ample experience in trading sessions and learning how to support and process each other at deeper levels. We address both psychological and spiritual process drawing from the teachings of Osho, Adyashanti, Byron Katie, Gangaji, Eckhart Tolle, Marshall Rosenberg, Peter Levine, Stan Grof, Krishnananda & Amana Trobe, and others.
Business & Leadership Level 4
Prepares the student to create an effective, professional practice. We explore and transform the ways that our birth trauma can hold us back from expressing and fully living our true life passion and leadership roles. Working with prosperity consciousness and manifesting we clear the way for success. Learn the basics of setting up a breathwork practice, including marketing yourself and attracting clients. The training covers ethics and appropriate behavior, and client relationships.
Teacher’s Training Level 5
For those that have completed all the prior levels and are ready to lead and facilitate their own groups. This 8 day intensive supports understanding multiple aspects of group facilitation including: creating safe, sacred space; boundaries & ethics; leading processes; the art of using music and movement to enhance your classes; leading guided meditations; more on how to create and market your own groups and classes in Clarity Breathwork; how to add your own unique essence and integrate your gifts and prior experience into the workshops. Graduates will learn the basics of teaching Clarity Breathwork Level 1 as well as gain support for integrating Clarity Breathwork into their own groups.
For more information about Clarity Breathwork please visit: www.claritybreathwork.com.
About PachaMama Ecovillage
PachaMama is an oasis of an alternative lifestyle. It’s a place to dive into a transformative spiritual voyage, rejuvenate the body, connect with nature and celebrate life. The village is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in a forested valley. PachaMama was founded 10 years ago by Tyohar and fellow travelers who responded to the invitation to manifest together a commune that embraces a new way of life. Ever since it was founded, the oasis became a gathering place for people from all over the world, creating a colorful and unique energy field.
“The essence of PachaMama is the space of meditation. This space is not only an individual reflection of stillness, it is also the inner shower that this energy field is taking every day so it can remain fresh.”
“PachaMama is a platform for people to heal primal wounds, transcend borrowed idea and dare to stand naked of pretension, so that the inner silence of being can be revealed. Naturally this journey goes through moments of delighted spirit and uplifting inspiration along with moments of pain and confusion.”
“Our meditative presence needs to hold the ground for this strong and important journey.”
—Excerpt from Satsang with Tyohar
Find out more at: www.pachamama.com
Ashanna Solaris has been an alternative therapist and teacher for over 27 years facilitating hundreds of workshops and private sessions. Ashanna is a Certified Clarity Breathwork™ Practitioner and Trainer facilitating workshops in the U.S. and internationally, for personal transformation and training practitioners in the healing arts. Ashanna is also a Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, Intuitive Counselor, Light Body Teacher, Sound Healer, and Public Speaker. She is also a recent graduate of the Somatic Experiencing Training developed by Dr. Peter Levine. Her education includes numerous trainings and certifications including New York University and California Institute of Integral Studies. Visit: www.ashannasolaris.com
Dana DeLongDana DeLong (Dharma Devi) has been involved in the Global Breathwork Community for over 35 years as a Certified Clarity Breathwork Trainer and Practitioner, inspirational teacher and guide. She is also certified by ARTI (Association of Rebirthers and Trainers int’l.), and the former LRT (Loving Relationships Training) as well as Condor Blanco in Chile-a holistic and ecological mystery school. She is the co-founder of Clarity Breathwork & Clarity Productions, producing seminars, retreats and musical events around the globe. Dana is also an international recording artist and gifted flautist, kirtan chant leader with several CDs, both solo and in collaboration with other major artists. Visit: www.clarity.org.
Registration & Contact Information
Level 1 & 2: Clarity Breathwork Healing Intensive ~ Januray 24 – 31, 2018
9 nights of accommodation, arriving Jan 23, leaving Feb 1st
Level 3 & 4: Practitioner’s Intensive ~ February 7 – 14, 2018:
9 nights of accommodation, arriving Feb 6th, leaving Feb 15th
Level 5, February 20 – 27, 2018:
9 nights of accommodation, arriving Feb 26th, leaving Mar 5th
Prices are subject to change!
Prices are per level level 1 & 2 / 3 & 4 / 5
$1,230*; $1330 after
Single Casita (single)
$1,290* ; $1,390 after
$1,680*; $1,780 after
Bungalow different options (single)
$1,820 – $2000 *$1,720 – $1900
*Early Bird Prices are available if you complete the full payment for Levels 1 & 2 by Dec 23rd, 2017 & for Levels 3 & 4 by Jan 9th, 2018 & Level 5 by Feb 1st, 2018. A non-refundable deposit will reserve you a place.
Pay Deposit now of $200 to reserve your space.
Then visit www.pachamama.com to book your accommodations right away!
Package Levels 1 – 4, January 24 – February 14, 2018:
22 nights of accommodation, arriving Jan 23rd, leaving Feb 15th
Single Casita (single)
Bungalow various (single)
$3,780 – $4,180 *$3,580 – $3,980
*Early Bird Prices are available if you complete the full payment by December 23rd, 2017. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space.
For two trainings Pay Deposit now of $400 to reserve your space.
Then visit www.pachamama.com to book your accommodations right away!
Contact us for package price for all 5 trainings!
Register Early as Space is Limited. We accept MC/Visa/Amex.
Contact: Ashanna 650-279-9101 or Dana 510-691-4483
Cancellation Policy If you cancel more than a month prior to any event, you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $50 per person. If you cancel less than one month before the event, there will be no refund unless in extenuating circumstances in which case we reserve the right to a partial refund and/or credit for future events sponsored by us within 12 months of original event date.