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Yoga? Yes! More, please, especially after Bhakti Fest
Yoga? Yes! More, please, especially after Bhakti Fest

It was supposed to be a girlfriend getaway, but a weekend trip to a desert yoga festival transformed my mind, body and skepticism about the benefits of the ancient practice, of which I knew virtually nothing. Naive but limber, I joined two yoga teacher college friends at last September's Bhakti Fest, a unique yoga and music festival at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Amid the otherworldly Joshua trees, open skies and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the festival was a spiritual Woodstock for the super-fit. The festival traces its origins to 1969's Woodstock, where Sridhar Steven Silberfein brought Sri Swami Satchidananda onstage to lead a mass chant. Forty years later,...

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