The Bliss Beat Festival is an International event that comes to life thanks to the love for Yoga and Music and finds its place in the beauty of the Italian Countryside.
|The different yoga styles in
their beauty and variety
|Sound and devotion
as foundations of our practice
|Spiritual practices from qigong
to traditional Indian dance
We are almost there. Who would have thought that a group of blissed out yogis living in the wilderness would have created such a beloved annual event for hundreds of people of the yoga world? It's absurd to think of your magnitude. And you are only four years old! You are a festival dedicated to yoga and music; with dozens of workshops lead by profound and inspiring teachers from all over the world as well as widely acclaimed international artists who all want to come back every year and revisit your magic. It is magic. You are true magic. Che Guevara once said "Seamos realistas y hagamos lo impossible", "Let's be real and do the impossible". And only the craziness of this bunch of people made this visionary dream become reality. You, my wonderful jewel, the Bliss Beat Festival.
First of all Narayani, congratulations on your amazing work, your albums are great in every song. What's the engine of your devotion?
Thank you, the path of devotion seemed to just take me. It feels like an integral part of me, so not so much something driving it but it is just there. However it wasn't always and until I was introduced to yoga and the practice of Kirtan I thought of myself as more agnostic. Kirtan really opened the door into a whole world that was more loving, peaceful and surrendered to the flow of life. And the devotion seems to just move from the inside.
1. First of all Joss, congratulations on your new album Dub Mantra. What was the inspiration? and the message you want to pass
Thank you so much Lilli. Dub Mantra is really a labor of love that goes back a long way for me. As a teenager growing up in Santa Barbara, California I loved reggae music and as a child my parents introduced me to mantra chanting. I've had the idea of mixing reggae and mantras for a pretty long time and this album is the fruition of that. The message is Universal Love, which comes through in both reggae and kirtan. When I play music I access a part of myself that is filled with love and I send that energy to the audience.
I don't know how you guys did it but you gave us an amazing experience.
Ale, my husband hasn't taken the green bracelet off yet, this is a though moment for him and being there enriched all of us...for the first time, in 20 years we've been together, I've seen him dancing!!!
The kids are enriched with lightness, songs, dances, new friends and fresh air...
Who was there knows. What we lived together cannot be put into words. Because words cannot contain it, cannot describe it.
The faces full of life, the smiles, tears of joy, hugs, wild dances...moments of ecstasy lived together that lit time like stars in the blue sky.