Moksha festival is a celebration of wellness, spiritual expansion and conscious living through: Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish, Vaastu, Sacred Music and Spiritual Art. The festival is organized in Frazier Park in Southern California an in the San Fracisco Bay area in Northern California. Please view "Our Offerings" section on the home page of the website, for specific locations and dates for these festivals. The festival is an initiative of Yoga Next, a California based non-profit (a 501c3 ), public benefit corporation.
Highlights of Moksha festivals:
- About 1,500 visitors to each of the festivals every year.
- 25 - 35 classes & workshops every day on: Yoga (Asanas), Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Mantra, Sanskrit, Sacred Geometry, Yoga Dance, Yoga Philosophy, Jyotish, Vaastu, Sound Bath, Mens' Circles, Womens' Circles.
- 3 - 4 Sacred Music Concerts/Kirtans every day.
- About 55 vendors in the marketplace, offering products and services for a healthy and conscious lifestyle.
- Healing Camp representing various healing modalities such as Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Energy Healing, Massage Therapy, Polarity Healing and more healing modalities.
- Spiritual Art exhibits & Spiritual Movie Screenings
- Being in nature (Frazier Park festival)
Yoga is one of the six systems of Indian philosophy. It is a sciene of self realization. It is much more than Asana (physical postures). Yoga is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices, built on a strong foundation of morals and disciplines. At Moksha, we would like to bring more awareness to all these aspects of yoga and offer a rewarding spiritual experience through the various paths of enlightenment:
- Raja Yoga: Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathwork) , Meditation, Yama (Morals) & Niyama (Disciplines)
- Bhakti Yoga: Kirtans & Sacred Music & Dance.
- Jnana Yoga: Lectures & Workshops on topics such as Yoga Philosophy, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Vaastu, Jyotish.
- Karma Yoga: Volunteering for Moksha festivals advocacy for various yoga initiatives
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient Vedic culture of India. Literally meaning “the science of life” (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge), Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. Together yoga and Ayurveda work toward the goal of helping a person achieve health, happiness, and ultimately liberation. According to Ayurveda and yoga, health can only be achieved by the balanced and dynamic integration of body, mind and spirit with the changing cycles of nature. Ayurveda is a way of living. The guidelines provided by Ayurveda help us achieve physical, mental, and spiritual balance. The secret to health and longevity is living in harmony with Nature cycles. We are all a part of nature. All life is made up of the same elements as in the Nature. Earth is our body, water is the blood in our veins, fire is the heat in our body, air is our breath, and ether is the space in our atoms. There are three biological forces that govern both our inner and outer environments. These forces, known a doshas, are Vata (air/ether), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (water/earth). Every human being is a unique manifestation of these three forces of Nature. Moksha festival offers a number of lectures and workshops on the Ayurvedic perspective of health and wellness.
Sacred Music at the festival comprises of Kirtans (call and response), Concerts, workshops on Mantra and instrumental concerts. We believe that any music that takes us into a higher state of consciousness is sacred music. We host musicians from different religious and ethnic backgrounds.
We would also to recognize other wisdom traditions such as Native American shamanism. Native Americans are after all our ancestors in the Western world.
We take great pride in curating our panels of Instructors/Speakers/Artists. Some values that drive our selection process:
- Quality & Experience: Qualifed, experienced and authentic instructors/speakers, who walk their talk and embrace a yogic lifestyle outside their teaching settings. Most of them will have 10+ years experience in their fields.
- Equality: We strive to achieve a 50/50 ratio of males and females in the panel of instructors/speakers/artists
- Inclusivity: Our panel of speakers will represent the racial profile of this country, about 60% European American (Caucasian) while the rest will be Asian American, African American, Latin American, Native American.
We also take pride in making the festival affordable. Yoga has reach most of the people who can afford it. But there are millions more who need it but cannot afford it. We would like to change that. Tickets to Moksha festival cost much less than many other events of similar size and nature. For little as $40 one may purchase a workshop pass or music pass and attend 3-4 workshops or music concerts and enjoy a festival experience, that would normally cost them 3 times.