Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville will host a special weekend of Music, Mantra, and Magic with Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band from August 12 – 14, 2022, in person. Join Seán Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a heart-opening weekend bhakti retreat that includes two concerts, two bhakti flow Yoga sessions, and a storytelling music finale. The weekend’s events include:
Mantra Music Concert
The weekend program begins with an evening of interactive, soul-stirring ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge conscious lyrics and New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves.
The event also celebrates the release of the band’s new album Mystery. Their last album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. The band’s songs have appeared on Putumayo World Music, and they are the first mantra-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Brigid’s Flame: Live Music Flow
Learn about the inspiring Celtic goddess and saint Brigid and invoke her archetypal power within you. This imaginative vinyasa Yoga practice weaves Yoga and Celtic spirituality, a nature based way of being that invites us to be our authentic selves and to live from the heart. Brigid represents the flame within us to nurture, heal, and protect, which we will ignite and kindle throughout the practice.
Story Time: Mystery, Romance, and Crazy Wisdom
Dive deep into the playful, mythic world of Yoga. Relax your mind, laugh, cry, and unpack some inner wisdom. Seán believes that Yoga teachers can be modern day bards who help us remember who we are through storytelling. He puts a fun, deep, contemporary spin on inspirational tales from the lore of Yoga to bring the stories to life in your own heart. Each tale will be accompanied by the enchanting sounds of The Wild Lotus Band. You’ll have the option to journal and explore what the stories mean to you through intuitive art. Bring a journal and markers or crayons.
Mantra Music Concert
End the day with another evening of interactive, soul-stirring ancient mantras given a new voice through dynamic songs that merge conscious lyrics and New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The band will play a completely different set of music from Friday night.
Sanctuary: Deep Peace—Chanting and Live Music Chill Out
Indulge yourself, relax, and recharge with this mellow, all levels practice guided by Seán and supported by the soothing live sounds of the band. The class includes serene lullabies and chants to support deep calm and rest. More info here.