Zambhala: A Yoga, Music and Life Spirit Festival by 70 EMG
Organized by Seventy Event Media Group, Zambhala, a two day yoga, music & lifespirit festival was held against the picturesque background of Goa last month. The festival brought together some of the world’s greatest yoga experts, spiritual teachers, practitioners, healers, musicians and artists from across India and the world.
With Zambhala, 70 EMG has brought to life a unique festival that caters to India’s enormous yoga and spiritual community, giving them a space to connect and belong. The two day festival held on December 21st and December 22nd on the shores of Ashvem, Morjim, Goa was centered around Yoga as it is practiced today in India and across the world.
Zambhala covered the most important 5 schools of Indian Yoga, along with many other forms of Yoga developed outside India. The Festival featured speakers and experts in a huge variety of different spiritual and health related disciplines: for example, past life regression, pranic healing, meditation, dream interpretation, fitness, dance therapy, together with the world's leading Nutritionists and naturotherapists.
Martin da Costa, CEO, Seventy Event Media Group said, “India is the spiritual home of Yoga and the search for personal enlightenment and it's incredibly exciting to create the Zambhala Festival here. We have designed Zambhala as a secular, open Festival featuring the very best of Indian and international Yoga and spirituality practices and teachings. It was just wonderful to see over 2,600 people at the very first Zambhala – they were in a state of bliss from start to finish. ”
Eoin Finn, International Yoga Teacher & Founder, Blissology at Zambhala said, “I participated in Zambhala because I believe there is nothing like a combination of Yoga, Music and Community. Zambhala has all the elements to be one of the world’s most exciting festivals for people to deepen their knowledge of yoga and love for life around the world. It was an exciting and exhilarating experience to be part of this blend of modern and ancient Yoga.”
Deepika Mehta, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher at Zambhala said, “For me Zambhala was an inspiring experience where I met likeminded people, a gathering of souls looking to celebrate spirituality. I am sure the participants at Zambhala would have gained and benefited from the workshops and would want to make Yoga asana a daily practise in their lives”.
Geshe Lhakdor-la, Director, The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) said, “Zambhala is a way of promoting human well-being through yoga and spirituality which has never been done in India in this manner. I think we can all contribute towards a holistic world if we are able to see that the aim of the human life is not just material accumulation but to achieve reliable happiness. That is what Zambhala has given to India and the world at large.”
The first edition of Zambhala witnessed some of the best Yoga teachers that India and the western world have to offer – practitioners from world-renowned schools such as the BKS Iyengar Yoga School to the Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Institute.
Visitors at Zambhala engaged in a multitude of activities from 5 different kinds of yoga, sufi whirling, shamanism, learning & knowing mind, body & soul and crystal healing. The two-day festival featured workshops on different meditation techniques, chanting, group channeling and astro-gazing. To gain deeper insight and knowledge visitors participated in various group activities and one-on-one sessions with healers and practitioners.
While keeping the essence of yoga and life spirit festival, Zambhala also included a lineup of musical performances which complimented the ambience of the festival. There were performances by Donn Bhat, Nischay Parekh, Nush Lewis, Sky Rabbit and Arambolla. It was a true celebration of dance and music, of art and expression.
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