Bloom 2017 is just around the corner, and our studio is buzzing with excitement over all the amazing events that are sure to expand the minds of the Edmonton yoga community. Not just a yoga festival, but a music festival (see Bloom Listen), a venue to feature local artisans and vendors, and a space to host some of the most influential spiritual leaders of our generation for a key note talk (see Bloom Read on Danielle Laporte). Bloom has certainly evolved over the past 4 years. There is certainly something for everyone, but what are the Yoglifers looking to check out this year?
Below is just a small sample of the many performances, workshops and events that Bloom 2017 is bringing to our city this year.
Daniela Andrade– An Intimate Evening Concert
Not a yogi? Not seeking spiritual self help? No problem. If you’re looking for a chill evening to groove to the swoon-worthy vocals of Daniela Andrade, a Canadian Youtube musical sensation known for her smooth covers and original songs, Thursday evening (October 5) of Bloom 2017 is where you want to be. Daniela’s style is stripped-down, raw acoustics with her sultry vocals adding a whole new interpretation to her covers, and enriching her original tracks. Thursday evening will also be an opportunity to shop over 40 artisans and vendors.
Guru Jagat – A Keynote Talk on Invincible Living
Guru Jagat is considered the current face of Kundalini Yoga and is a pioneer in her field having founded RA MA, the Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology – a leading Yoga School in Venice California and Mallorca, Spain. A pupil of Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini Master who brought the practice of Kundalini Yoga to the states, Guru Jagat’s keynote talk is sure to provide rich layers of insight into what she calls “Invincible Living”.
River Valley Hike with Garth Stevenson
World-renowned, Canadian yoga musician Garth Stevenson will be leading a hike and meditation through Edmonton’s River Valley. A unique experience with aworld class double bassist known for creating atmospheric music used by Yoga instructors around the world with the fall colours of our beautiful river valley as the backdrop? It’s a combination of so many beautiful elements for all the senses. You definitely want to be a part of this.
Founder of One Yoga studios, trained under the lineage of Krishamacharya Yoga, and currently studying under Father Joe Pereira, Ryan offers a practice that is rich with experience that is sure to expand the yoga of those in attendance. Ryan’s energy is dynamic and empowering, with his talks offering ancient yogic wisdom delivered in such a way that is palatable for the people of today.
Finally, we’re so excited and incredibly proud to have some of our very own instructors representing our beautiful community on such an expansive platform.
Our very own Yoga Teacher Training facilitator, Sarah Zandbeek will be leading a practice that is sure to immerse you in her world of all encompassing yoga. For Sarah Yoga is everything – how we use our bodies and breath to communicate with the world around us, but also receive the information that the world is trying to tell us.
Danielle Murray, a figure of strength in the Edmonton Yoga community, and a facilitator of Empowered Yoga, her powerful practice is sure to get you working hard. In addition to her powerful practice, her insight and experience as a guide of other instructors will have you craving more opportunities to deepen your practice with this gem in our community.
The energetic style of Cole Williston adds humour to a practice saturated with wisdom and experience that he has acquired from multiple certifications, most notably, his over 200 hours of immersion into Acro Yoga. His practice is sure to have you working, laughing and appreciating the importance of play within our yoga practice.