COVINGTON, Louisiana (press release) — All those seeking practitioners of conscientious community, self-development, delicious healthy food and holistic wellness are invited to attend Louisiana’s first yoga festival: Bhakti Farm Yoga FestivalReserve May 20-22. Yoga practitioners of all levels, including absolute beginners, are welcome to attend this inclusive gathering Bhakti Farm in Covington, LAthey will be able to take part in a variety of activities over the weekend, including yoga, meditation, music performances, homeopathy, acupuncture, health talks and yoga for children, all led by inspiring teachers, musicians, academics and doctors.
While many yoga festivals are held around the world and across the United States each year, the Bhakti Farms Yoga Fest will be the first of its kind in Louisiana. This restorative experience will be hosted at Bhakti Farms, a peaceful private farm located in Covington, Los Angeles. Owned by lifelong yogi and vegetarian chef Johnny Johnston, Bhakti Farms, whose fresh and healthy recipes are a staple in many farmers markets on the North Shore, is the perfect place for yogis to meet and practice in Louisiana and throughout the South.
In addition to promoting health, wellness and unity, Bhakti Farms Yoga Fest founder Johnny Johnston aims to give back to the local community through this inaugural event. Bhakti Farms will donate 10% of festival profits and 50% of ‘Observer Pass’ ticket proceeds to Center for Children’s Rights – Home of Hopean independent nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in the Diocese of St. Tammany and Washington.
“My goal with Bhakti Farms Yoga Fest is to provide people with an inclusive space to learn and grow, create lifelong connections, and make a real impact on the surrounding community,” said Johnny Johnston, owner of Bhakti Farms. “Whether you’ve practiced yoga your whole life or you’re just starting out, Bhakti Farms has a place for you.”
Those interested in attending the Bhakti Farms Yoga Fest have a variety of ticket options, depending on the level of participation that attendees desire.Those wishing to attend the festival’s many courses, concerts and lectures can purchase A three-day spiritual pass for $175, which also includes tent camping For those who wish to stay on site.Community members who wish to attend the festival without attending classes can purchase Observer pass is $35. Single-day passes, selected event tickets and RV camping passes are also available.For more information on ticketing or purchasing tickets, please visit www.bhaktifarms.com.
The schedule of events at Bhakti Farms Yoga Fest is as follows:
Friday 20 May
- 12-9PM – Arrive at camping
- 6 p.m. – Emmy nominees, opening concert by Sean Johnson and Wildlotus
Saturday, May 21
- 7 a.m. – gates open
- 8am to 6pm – Bhakti Yoga Flow: Two yoga tents will host hourly sessions for a total of 10 yoga sessions throughout the day.
- 8am to 8pm – local food vendors
- 9am to 6pm – Retail Village features a variety of local vendors
- 9am to 9pm – Bhakti Yoga Music Stage: There will be several performances throughout the day, starting at 9am and ending with a cocoa ceremony at 8pm, followed by bonfires, music and fellowship.
- Other on-site activities during the day include a children’s forest with inflatable obstacle courses, children’s yoga, art and games; various lectures led by many distinguished scholars and educators; and a healing village filled with various body and energy workers , including Fascial Stretch Therapy, Massage, Reiki, and more!
Sunday, May 22
- 9 a.m. – Iyengar Senior Faculty Becky Lloyd, 9 a.m. and
- 9am – Kundalini teacher Steph Navjeet
- 12PM – Lunch
The full schedule will be announced on May 1.