SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

River of Bliss 2016 Festival

August 11 - 14, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)

Lotus, California



A transformative adult summer camp “Restival" a 4-day/3-night retreat on the American river near Tahoe about 2 hrs from the bay area. Unplug, reconnect with nature and community, be a kid at camp again. Enjoy catered meals, participatory experiential activities like yoga, conscious dance, meditation, playshops, exciting and fun class 2-3 rafting (optional), live music, connection and community. Amazing new property this year featuring tent cabins and a ropes course/zipline!

Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Conscious Dance
Delicious Catered Meals ~ Rafting ~ Playshops
Sound Healing ~ Massage ~ Sing-Alongs ~ Music and Kirtan
Swimming ~ Splashing ~ Kids Camp ~ Talent show ~
Connection ~ Love ~ Community ~ Magic ~ Transformation

We are excited to introduce this year’s presenters -

*Sylvie Minot 5Rhythms dance
*Marc Coleman of Spirit Rock mindful meditation "Awake in the Wild nature practices"
*DJ Panjea (AKA Dean Halpren) Express your inner wild child at our evening dance jams
*Kenny Johnson Author of the Last Hustle. Build intimacy through a group satsung
*Miranda Macpherson Lift your frequency with a Gayatri singing and meditation practice
*Stephen Dinan Clear out layers of past wounding and open to expanded states through holotropic breathwork
*Devaa Haley Mitchell Sing your heart out with chants from multiple traditions in our evening of “world kirtan”
*DJ Bob Duchmann Express your inner wild child at our evening dance jams
*Lori Schwanbeck Cultivate sensory awareness in nature and the principles offered through Search Inside Yourself
*Zora Coeur de Roy Bio Danza. Dive deep with an intimate and playful dance exploration
*Suraya Keating Expand your creativity through an improvisational playshops and yoga
*Mika Scott Explore contact improv and embodied play, campfire sing alongs
*Spruce (AKA Bruce Hauschildt) Deeply relax a journey of sound healing
*Jesse Bloom of Sacred Kitchen Catering gourmet meals made with love.

On Saturday afternoon, those who want to join the river rafting adventure will have a chance to navigate the “Gorge Run,” which is a dynamic segment of the American River. This expedition begins with about an hour of mellow Class 2 rapids, which is an excellent initiation for neophytes – an opportunity to gradually get accustomed to the experience.

Our adventure then continues on granite-walled “Gorge,” where guests will experience the thrill of continuous Class 3 rapids, including Satan’s Cesspool and Hospital Bar, while guided by skilled rafting guides. On this 4-hour journey prepare to get wet, wild and laugh a lot!

Cost: $600


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