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SANGHA FEST Lineup

Yoga Classes, Interactive Workshops & Live Music

(This years lineup to be announced)

Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band merge conscious lyrics, sacred chants from the spiritual traditions of yoga and beyond, and roots, rock, gospel, and global grooves to create a universal style of cross-cultural spiritual music. They are known for creating interactive, soul-stirring songs to dance and sing along with as well as to grieve and heal. The band includes Seán on vocals and harmonium; Alvin Young on 6 string fretless bass & electric guitar; Gwendolyn Colman vocals and percussion; Narada Wise drums; and multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser. 
Salamander Collective
“Salamander Collective is a high vibration multi-genre psychedelic jam band, in service to the present moment. Straddling a space between neo-soul, gypsy rock and prayer.
The Salamanders weave musical journeys that transport, transform, and transcend. From soulful soundscapes & heart-felt ballads, to full out epic compositions and dance party inspiring grooves, we curate a rich experience. For the past year we have been touring our live band ecstatic dance sets around the beautiful communities of the country. Drawing on the spirit of collaboration, improvisation, flow and divine guidance to deliver music we hope inspires you to live deeply and truthfully.”

LVDY (pronounced LADY) is a Colorado-based duo comprised of Kathleen Hooper and Aubrey Mable. Their uplifting sound and intimate storytelling is a delightful recipe of singer-songwriter, indie-folk, with powerful melodies and harmonies that speak to the senses. Love anthems weave in and out of their messages, with simple yet important reminders that we’re not alone. What began as late-night kitchen and living room jam sessions, open mics and groovy covers turned into an outpouring of original tunes and the official birth of LVDY.

Soundularity is an assortment of offerings dedicated to healing the body, mind and spirit using the power of sound. Facilitated by certified sound healer and professional musician Tommy Dill, Soundularity has hosted over 150 offerings at various locations in the Denver, Colorado area in the past 2 years. Tommy’s offerings feature a unique blend of organic and electronic instruments interwoven with traditional sound healing techniques to create a nourishing, penetrating experience for the listener.

Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, leader of the Yoga For All movement, and author of the international best selling book, Yoga for Everyone. Dianne’s commitment to increasing diversity in yoga has been recognized in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition, as well as in speaking engagements at Princeton, Duke, University of Buffalo and UC Berkeley on Yoga, Race, and Diversity. Her writing is published in Yoga and Body Image Volume 1, Yoga Renegades, and Yes Yoga Has Curves.

CodeStar is truly a reflection of our modern era’s rainbow of diversity, with a wide range of influences including world, bass, electronic, reggae, funk, house, tribal, beauty bass and more. In addition to being a seasoned Ecstatic Dance DJ, Event Producer, and MC, he has shared the stage with many talented artists, including Random Rab, Captain Planet, Scott Nice, Mose, Geometrae, Orenda, Beat Kitty, Amber Lily, Nahko Bear, David Starfire, and more. Blessed to live in Durango Colorado, immersed in an amazing community, he brings positive vibes to every event he is part of. CodeStar is a conduit for bringing magic into the moment, weaving music into motion, expression into exaltation, and inspiration into celebration!

 

eLemental has been lavishing in the sonic world since his first tape deck as a youth. As an emerging DJ finding his way to expressing vibrations to move people. His influences drop like a radio dial around the world, downtempos of bass and rhythm, late night soundscapes and sunrise sets are his joy. 

SUKHA is a mantra band and musical yoga and sound duo from Southern California. Nicole (Sukhmani), E-RYT500, and her husband yogi/guitarist, Steven (Sukhman), E-RYT200. SUKHA exists to open the doors for others to fall in love with the elevating effects and healing powers of mantra, yoga, meditation and sound healing. They produce & compose their own blend of unique and (folk & rock-inspired) mantra music showcasing their accessible yet unique writing style, Sukhman’s expressive and masterful guitar and Sukhmani’s powerful and buttery voice. SUKHA music is woven into Sukhmani’s Yoga classes, trainings and workshops.

PJ Brown and Emily Montesinos are an acrobatic and fire-spinning team based in Gunnison, Colorado, with more than 15 years of collective teaching and performing experience. Acroyoga is a beautiful practice inspired by acrobatics, the balance of Yoga, and the healing nature of Thai massage. It is a great community practice to develop trust, communication, and connection with others. In our class, we invite you to gain strength and balance through foundational skills while finding playfulness and laughter between yourself and others. All ages and levels of fitness can enjoy Acroyoga with no yoga experience or partner required. Classes end with a relaxing cool down with anti-gravity stretching and Thai Yoga therapy.

Maria Joy discovered her love for music at a young age, the piano being her first love and inspiration. In an environment that wasn’t safe to express her true feelings she found an avenue to express her emotions in the sounds that she would create. She soon discovered the magic and power of vibration to activate trapped emotional debris to be felt and released. We must feel it to heal it.

Maria Joy’s music carries the influence of jazz into ethereal soundscapes that transports listeners to other realms.

Andrea dela Rainbow holds the microphone with reverence and honor that can be felt in the vibrations that resonate throughout the space.
Her playful and prayerful presence powerfully guides people home to the poetic essence of pure love, with a splash of sass.
She is delighted to master the ceremony and offer inspirational vibrations of gratitudinal celebration for all eyes, ears, and hearts of Sanghafest. 

Julie Hartline is a vocal activist, community song leader, and embodiment educator of Welsh, Scottish, and Irish descent. With a passion for weaving community and rewilding soul, Julie invites song and movement to guide the way back to authentic connection and community. Singing in community lives in our bones. It’s our birthright and is a powerful tool of belonging. Bringing our voices together is an act of community resilience and courage. Join song leader Julie Hartline to learn simple songs to feed and nourish the heart and soul.

Mirabai Moon is a Kirtan soul angel who uplifts the Spirit.  Her voice is exquisitely tuned and her warmth fills your heart. Don’t miss her!” Gary Goldberg. Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon offers a passionate embrace of the Divine Essence right here, right now… in your embodied, human form, just as you are. Mirabai tours across America and internationally, sharing chant music and sound healing in yoga studios, healing centers, and festivals. Her offerings guide participants into experiences of profound healing and unconditional love through Bhakti Yoga practices.

The Afrobeatniks draw their inspiration from the source: the popular, folkloric and spiritual music of Africa. Through their mutual passion for the complex and dance inducing West African, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Latin Jazz music these talented musicians craft afrobeat-inspired arrangements in the style of Fela Kuti with a full horn section, blazing guitar, and Guinea style percussion breaks. All original afrobeat-inspired arrangements with a full horn section, blazing guitar, and driving rhythms, Afrpbeatniks will make you get up and dance. 

Harnam is a sacred chant musician, visual artist, and Kundalini Yoga teacher. He is best known for his uplifting songs & mantra recordings, inspired paintings, and transformational concerts & workshops. Originally from California, Harnam’s unique creative and spiritual perspective is rooted in his powerful connection with nature. This is apparent in the authentic quality of his work where he often blends genres and pushes boundaries. He is currently on tour with partner Devi Starlite to support the new album: Time is Now. https://linktr.ee/iamharnam

The Maggie Valley Band brings sister-sister harmonies to a mix of indie and folk rock. What began in a small town took them from streets to venues all over the U.S. and Canada. In the beautiful mountains of Maggie Valley, NC Whitney & Caroline Miller, two sisters, grew up in a home where playing the piano was a daily requirement. Daily requirements turned to passion as they hit the streets to street busk. TMVB released their album “The Hardest Thing” in 2018 under under the direction of Grammy & Emmy nominated producer, David Mayfield. TMVB comes together to produce a sound affectionately referred to as “Dark Appalachian”. 

Heatherlyn has built an international community around songs, poetry, and gatherings designed to pull listeners deeper into their own stories and the stories of others. Her passion for philosophy, spirituality, and the beautiful complexity of the human spirit is present in everything she creates, resonant in the echoes of the soul, rock, and roots influences that weave through her eclectic sound. Her motivation rests in the firmly held belief that love is a powerful force of hope and healing, and that music is a uniquely powerful expression of love.

James is 700HR RYT specializing in Hatha Yoga, and currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Interfaith Divinity, studying the many truths of the world and how they are related. James believes that all spiritual paths spring forth from the same well of divine being and brings the essence of many traditions to his classes and workshops. James has served and studied in various parts of the world, having finished his yoga studies in Nepal, being a member of Performers Without borders in Africa, and leading various retreats throughout Central America. His main teachings focus on how to cultivate a healthy body, a peaceful mind, and a joyful heart.

Gwen Rebbeck, E-RYT 500 – a chakra focused teacher who has graduated the Sacred Centers program with Anodea Judith. I align the principles of the Twelve Steps with the chakra system to support those with addictions. Join Gwen R., E-RYT 500, to melt into a second chakra practice. Gwen will guide you to deeply feel and sense the physical, mental, and emotional parts of you. We will take a written inventory of how we experience certain poses. This mindful examination practice allows plenty of room for new awareness and self-discovery.

Chata van den Akker dedicated to supporting others to go from SURVIVING to FEELING to THRIVING so that they can create
more time and energy for themselves, loved ones and children and create a LIFE that TURNS THEM ON! She is an Emotional Alchemy Coach, with a vast healing background in womb wisdom, shamnic healing practices, embodied movement facilitation, yoga, bodywork, massage , CST, hypnotherapy and other healing modalities.

www.rawandsacredmotherhood.com 

Kristin H. Ratliff (@satsangbird) is a full time teacher of Integrative Holistic Health practices. Kristin is passionate about sharing practices that alleviate suffering of the physical, mental, and emotional bodies with others.

She believes, through study & experience, that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional – and with the introduction of small minor adjustments in one’s daily habits over a period of time – one can vastly reduce physical and mental discomforts within their daily life.

Join Elisabeth Lava as she guides a workshop on how to incorporate meditation into your daily practice/sadhana by blending yoga on the mat and meditation for spiritual growth. Bring a notepad/journal, pen, and your open mind.

Elisabeth sprinkles bhakti in the class with a brief spell of harmonium playing and chanting at the start and end of meditation to open your heart in devotion. Optional essential oil and gentle release in final savasana for support in letting go. Step back into the world with a deeper connection with the inner peace of your soul that awaits you in stillness.

Lily Russo is a Sacred Sensuality Guide, Yoga Teacher, Retreat Organizer, Podcaster and Ayurvedic Wellness Coach. Her goal is to guide others to embody a path of connection to their higher selves and to all other beings, and be empowered to access the great cosmic source of radiance, creativity, and healing. Deeply attune and honor your body as the supremely intelligent and divine being you are. Mobilize and release stagnant energy and align with the cosmic source of flowing intelligence.

Melanie Law is a Bhakti teacher, student, seeker, storyteller, kirtan leader, mentor and mother of two. I am the current owner of the Ridgway Yoga Shala and live in the beautiful mountains of southwest Colorado. With trainings in Hatha, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Kirtan and Bhakti my offerings have always been spiritual in nature and follow lineage of Neem Karoli Baba & the Bhakti traditions. It is my passion to share with my students the tools of yoga, mantra, mythology, and the many incredible traditions from the motherland of India. www.allthingsbhakti.com 

Crystal Sanchez is an E-RYT-500 and Reiki Master. She is the creator and founder of Hot Shakti Yoga and co-creator of Sacred Heart and S.O.A.L Mystic Yoga School offering 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings in Albuquerque, NM. Her passion is sharing yoga and all the healing tools she has learned along her path with others. She finds joy in helping new yoga teachers start their careers and begin their teaching journeys.

Cassia is offering Tapasya: Stoking Your Inner Fire. This purifying tapas practice harnesses breath, yogic movement, austerity and self-inquiry to release what has become stagnant and make room for growth and rebirth. The sanskrit word tapasya translates to mean the generation of heat and we will ignite this heat from within. The practice harmonizes the transformative element of fire with sweet cleansing stillness and breath. This practice is open to all. Bring what your body needs for movement and meditation.

Tanya D. uses her experience, strength, hope, intuition, and teacher trainings to help people find peace and serenity in recovery from addiction. In recovery herself, she offers a unique holistic approach to finding freedom in recovery through trauma-sensitive chakra/12-step focused meditation, chakra energy healing, and spiritual life recovery coaching.

Evie has been in southwest colorado for 5 years now and teaching yoga for 4 years. she feels most alive in or near water and loves to help facilitate sup yoga. in her free time, evie loves to be playing in the mountains and attempting to homestead with her two kids. for this sup class, you can expect to spend some time getting comfy on your board, doing some guided breath work, and moving slowly through some asanas.

Sage Petersen is a lifelong martial artist and a dedicated student of high performance. As a teacher of Primal Vitality, he utilizes a unique approach that combines movement, mindset, and nature connection techniques to optimize the nervous system and promote functional wellbeing in modern-day life. Sage’s teachings are designed to help individuals tap into their primal instincts, cultivate inner strength, and optimize the nervous system in its most pure and efficient form.

Caroline Lewis MFT MIM  is an ecotherapist, meditation teacher, life coach, and facilitator of Rewilding retreats and immersions.  She supports others in healing their relationships with self, each other, and Earth through holistic psychotherapy, Earth based spirituality, and wilderness guiding so that brave and creative souls can fearlessly embody their true power, sensitivity, and creative wild purpose during these threshold times. 

Lenore Anderson is the owner and practitioner of Inner Weave Life Journeys in Durango, CO.
She is a Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health Coach and Bodyworker.  She is a graduate of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and has studied with several Master Herbalists in the US including Rosemary Gladstar, Mathew Wood, Christopher Hobbs, and Susan Weed.  Lenore has a masters degree in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology and guides spiritual shamanic journeys and nature retreats.

Leah Biersack is a yoga instructor and the manager of the hot yoga studio, The Sweaty Buddha, in Durango CO. I am also a massage therapist and currently training to become an Occupational Therapist. I have offered yoga and massage at most of Tico Time’s festivals. It’s a space that truly feels like home and I have been honored to be apart of this community as it has evolved. What magic! I would love to continue to be of service to this community and believe in the sacred cultivation of Sangha.

Jayne SullyCole is an Earth Healer and utilizes geomancy, gridwork and energy work to establish connections to the Elemental realms and restore organic templates. She is also a writer, land stewardess and biodynamic farmer. Jayne has been teaching workshops on the subtle energetic worlds for the last 2.5 years and is thrilled to bring Building a Foundation for Energy Work to this year’s Sangha Fest!

Sheryl McGourty is a lover of language and enjoys all aspects of creativity. She founded and co-owns Yogadurango, Durango’s community yoga studio established in 2006.  She is also an Ayurvedic Practitioner, graduating from the California College of Ayurveda in 2015. Sheryl has a private practice,  teaches Ayurvedic Studies courses and leads seasonal group cleanses. Sheryl is mom to a 17 yr old, has two dogs, a solid community of beloveds and can often be found making mung dahl soup and other nutritional and nourishing concoctions.
Swami Chidananda travels the world as a monk devoted to the service of others. He has spent the latter part of his life studying and teaching the science of the Bhagavad GIta and how it can help one attain a state of inner peace. Be sure to hear him speak on how the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita can help us shed the spiritual ego through Love, create purpose through being in the present moment, move beyond the duality of darkness and light, cultivate the power of equanimity, reframe success, and tune into the golden moments of our days.

Jackie Just is a Prana Vinyasa and SUP yoga instructor, Ayurveda Wellness coach and Ayurvedic chef who lives in Crested Butte, Colorado. Jackie is passionate about supporting her students’ wellness on and off the mat and her approach is rooted in the ancient life science of Ayurveda. She loves to remind herself and her students that Ayurveda, even when practiced imperfectly, provides us with a road map toward greater ease, vitality and happiness and fun in all areas of our lives through small, gradual lifestyle shifts.

Nathan Elkins is a certified Yoka System instructor currently living in the U.S.A. His classes are primarily available online although he also accepts invitations to present in studios and at events. Nathan is the Yoka System Ambassador for North America and operates as an extension of the founding school, Yoka Sistemi, which was established in Türkiye. He encourages communication although all major media correspondence should be completed through Hikmet Gürbüz, the leading representative of The Yoka System.
Christina Mebust is a Yoga instructor with her 200hr, Primal flow, and Buti yoga certifications. She is also a Reiki Master, and Palm Reader. A mother to 3 kids, who’s goal it is to make the world a better place for them by empowering people to be their best self, she believes the practice of yoga is one of the best paths to do this. 
“Sharing Yoga is my passion. I love helping people to connect to their bodies and tune into the subtle energetic messages it is always sending. Coming into communication with the body, learning to trust and respect it, is a path of empowerment.
Yoga transformed me and my life, and it’s a deep honor to share that with the world.”

Kimberly Redd is a Music Artist, Yoga Teacher (E-RYT, RCYT, RPYT), and Priestess of the Goddess. She is passionate about awakening the natural magic within, guiding children and adults to connect to their own creativity and the wonders of nature. Kimberly established her small business Yogattune in 2017, and has since taught over 2000 hours of classes and workshops! Favorite projects include: Dream Sequence & Little Tribe Yoga Flow-along (Published albums of Kids Yoga Music and published book of the same title that guides adults to lead yoga for kids). Live Music Yoga (Kimberly plays live music for adult yoga classes, mostly on nature based holidays and Full Moons, with her Voice, Guitar, Drum, and Singing bowl).

Chakra Rose‘s journey through yoga began with my passion for movement as a performer and the creative depths to which I took all aspects of my life. When I was introduced to the many layers of spiritual discovery yoga has to offer, I was hooked. In 2009, I spent a summer studying Hatha yoga which led me to travel the world in pursuit of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin lineages as well as to learn cultural dance, primal movement, and performance art. Over the years, I’ve run yoga studios and teacher trainings and continued to learn and offer movement practice in wherever I’ve lived. Travel and movement inspired me to create fusion classes honoring teachings that shape what I love to teach.
Fern L. Conn, ERYT800 has been in the wellness industry for over 30 years as a trainer, yoga studio owner, certified yoga nidra and meditation teacher, wellness coach & inspirational speaker.  She is the host of her podcast-Flourish with Fern and leads teacher trainings!  Fern has used the beautiful teachings of yoga to overcome great obstacles in her life. She helps others find their own inner strength and confidence to live a peaceful and abundant life!  Fern owns Dancing Lion Studio located in Delray Beach, Florida! 

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TICO TIME RIVER RESORT

20 Road 2050 | Aztec, NM 87410

June 7-9, 2024