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Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival Lights Up Summer

Jul 31, 2016 08:05AM
Yoga musician Trevor Hall, kirtan icon Krishna Das and legendary yogi Dharma Mittra headline the Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, a three-day event held from August 26 through 28 at Camp Ramblewood, in Darlington, Maryland.

Lovelight celebrates the evolution of U.S. yoga culture—from the grassroots of the sixties counterculture into the modern yoga studio and transformational arts movements. The Lovelight Festival is co-produced by Woodstock ‘69 festival founder Michael Lang, yoga musician Wynne Paris and event planner Kimberley Maddox.

The weekend will feature musical performances, yoga classes, flow arts, themed campsites, drumming circles, vendors, art, workshops, sacred bonfires and vegetarian food. On Saturday, August 27, at 1 p.m., the festival will attempt to break the world record for headstands. Events will take place at a summer-camp-turned-festival venue that features a spring-fed lake and an Olympic-sized pool. Many styles of yoga will be offered, including jivamukti, kundalini, integral, hatha, power and stand-up paddleboard yoga.

Tickets include tent camping; over 40 workshops and yoga classes; three stages with more than 30 musicians and bands, including DJ Mambisa, LA yogi and musician Dave Stringer, and Canadian chanter Brenda McMorrow; swimming, hiking and canoeing; fire dancers, bonfires and drum circles; live painters, art gallery, dance parties and interactive art experiences; and children’s and family programming. Available for an additional fee are rustic cabins with shared amenities, meal tickets, car camping, healing village treatments, hotel packages, Lovelight shuttle service and stand-up paddleboard classes.

Cost: Tickets range from $85 to $325. Location details: Camp Ramblewood is a one-hour drive from Philadelphia. For more information, visit LovelightFestival.com. August 2016

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