We’re very excited to announce that Sat Nam Fest West will be held April 13-15, 2012 in Joshua Tree, California! And we are excited and proud to announce Spirit Fest’s new name, Sat Nam Fest.
Immerse yourself in the best of Kundalini chant with Snatam Kaur, Mirabai Ceiba, GuruGanesha Singh, Simrit Kaur, Gurunam Singh, Jai-Jagdeesh, Aykanna, Gurudass Singh, Ashana, Prabhu Nam Kaur, and Nirinjan Kaur. Get ready to have your heart opened wide!
Inspiring Kundalini yoga classes will be taught by Gurmukh, Guru Singh and Harijiwan!
Sat Nam Fest West will be hosted in Joshua Tree, California, only two hours from Los Angeles, two hours from San Diego, and 3 ½ hours from Las Vegas on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s land. Though desert, it rests upon an aquifer and a running river, producing an intriguing magnetic effect on those who enter this ancient and sacred space.
We’re also changing our name from Spirit Fest to Sat Nam Fest in honor of Sat Nam Kaur. Spirit Voyage launched its first Kundalini Yoga and Music Festival in the fall of 2010. The festival was was created with the mission of carrying forward the vision of Sat Nam Kaur, who during her lifetime, brought many musicians together in her community in Herndon, VA to share love, music, sadhana and community. Sat Nam Kaur’s children Hargobind Khalsa, CEO of Spirit Voyage Music, and Sat Darshan Khalsa, Director of Sat Nam Fest and Spirit Voyage Events, carry on her spirit and now our festival will carry on her name. Read More about Sat Nam Kaur here.
From Snatam Kaur
“I am so happy to hear that we are going to be calling our festival the “Sat Nam Fest” in honor of Sat Nam Kaur. Back when we first started putting out albums and touring, it was all very new for me, and at times scary. I was so deeply concerned that we keep everything sacred because the source of our music, the spirit of Guru Ram Das, is so pure and sacred. At times, I would question my capability in the touring life, in the delivery of the concerts, and the creation of each cd to keep things in that pure spirit. I can’t remember the circumstances, but I was on the phone with Sat Nam Kaur one day. She said to me something like, “Snatam I am so inspired by what you all are doing. It is so beautiful!” After that phone call, I remember feeling this kind of inner strength and resolve. I thought to myself, “Well if Sat Nam Kaur thinks we are doing something good… Then my God it is!” She had the capacity to deliver that message right into my heart like nobody else because she truly believed in the power of sacred music to transform lives. She organized many Kundalini Yoga Music Festivals with this in mind. I remember attending one such festival, and as I sat in a circle chanting with about twenty other musicians, each with different instruments, I remember looking up to see Sat Nam Kaur standing on the outer rim of the circle playing her flute. My heart opened just then, her soul had taken flight in the joy of it all. So yes, let us remember her spirit with each festival and touch that space of joy that her soul most surely merged with.”