10 Reasons to Bloom with us this year

We wanted to share 10 reasons why we would love to have you join us at the festival. 

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10. Overstressed and overtired is all too common. 

Overstressed and over tired is al too common in our collective lives in work, life and family. We are more connected via technology but somehow not connected to ourselves. We have become focused on what's outside of us, what is external, instead of what's in here. 

Change your mind about stress, you can change its impact on your life. 

Learn more about the science of stress with Mandy Trapp(founder of Lifestyle Meditation) at her "Practical Magic" lunch & learn session at BLOOM On Saturday October 7th. Sign up.

9. A Weekend to Disconnect

Digital technology is forever changing the way we communicate, connect and develop relationships. 

The problem is that we have become so accustomed to instant gratification of our curiosity and our mental whims, that we have undermined our own ability to focus. The average human attention span is now less than 9 seconds, worse than that of a gold fish, we are giving ourselves ADD through our abusive relationship with technology. Join Bassist Garth Stevenson on Saturday & Sunday for a hike and meditation, live music and time in nature is a recipe for deep relaxation. Learn more.

8. Do you feel disconnected from the heart and its deepest messages?

Meditation brings us into the present moment and into the wisdom of our innermost core, requiring practice, compassion and a willingness to truly dive into the self. 

Join Carolyn in this workshop to identify patterns that keep us from connecting to our hearts and from the ease of communicating from the heart space. During a brief afternoon, we will explore calming pranayama and various types of ‘loving-kindness’ techniques towards ourselves and others.  The meditations will include repeating mantra within as well as visualizations on the heart chakra. 

Find more balance between the intelligence of the head and the wisdom in the heart.  Invite in a softer perspective. You will leave understanding how to tap into your heart's intuition and the grounding reality of what true presence is.  Join Carolyn Ann Budgell at BLOOM on Saturday October 7th for this workshop. Sign up.

7. Come with a question. Leave with clarity, inspiration and tools on how to move forward. 

Bloom 2017 presenters, Clara and Carolyn love curating and planning - here they share their tried and tested ways of getting concise goals formulated and ready for action! A workshop focused on intention setting, journalling, sharing, yoga, meditation and reflection. Define what you'd like the future to look like, what is possible, discover how to create all of it with clear steps and commit to where you'll take it. Come with a question. Leave with clarity, inspiration and tools on how to move forward. 

6. You are ready for PLAYTIME and learning how that is a big part of making change in the world. 

Mahatma Ghandi once said that "Soul Force" is a positive energy used to create social change. Play is a Powerful force and this experience will be all about just that, coming together in community, to talk, meditate, do yoga, create art and dance.  

Join MC YOGI, DJ DREZ, 10,000 Buddhas, Sheela Bringi on Friday October 6th from 6-8pm. They will be joined by a few surprise guests for an unforgettable evening of pure joy, all ages welcome, this event is all about creating a good time and great memories. Open fun, live art, live music, dancing, meditation, yoga. 

5. You want to support a local business designed to make positive impact in the community. 

It's truly not a given that the festival will be happening every year, it takes everything that we have and more to make this dream come true. We are a small business and small family and our intention is making big impact in our community. Your presence makes a difference!  Join us!

4. You are ready for Invincible Living

Invincible Living means to have the energy, courage, and clarity to traverse the topography of your life with grace and depth. Join Guru Jagat for Kundalini Yoga and Meditation technologies to reprogram, recalibrate, and initiate massive lifelong changes.  No yoga experience, flexibility or athletic performance necessary to benefit in a high caliber way from these practices. 

This session is on Saturday October 7th. Learn more.

3. Love with conviction.

If humanity at large is experiencing a huge shift in consciousness, a global rise in vibration, then why do horrific things still happen? In fact, why does it seem as though things are only getting worse?

Marianne said that the reason hate appears to be such a powerful force is because people who hate, hate with conviction. Simply put, there is enough power and action behind their hatred that it is capable of causing such mass destruction.

If those of us who come from a place of love, love with conviction, in the same way that those who come from a place of hatred, hate with conviction, then WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

Love is a force that is infinitely stronger than hate, but it must be channeled and put into action. Enough apathy, enough talking. It’s time for us to step up and walk our talk.  

2. Your Bloom Festival Pass helps us sponsor a youth movement at the festival.

We are in the process of inviting and sponsoring 500-600 inner city junior high and high school students who are at risk or come from schools that need support in the city.

We are taking proceeds from each 4 day festival pass to help us sponsor a child with special needs to access the festival. Each pass that you purchase allows us to invite an additional child to the festival. 

We are partnering with Qi Creative to bring this experience to life.  Qi Creative, whose mission it is to focus on creating meaningful learning with children, adolescents, families, and schools living with special needs and celebrating their talents and strengths that make them awesome.  Learn more about Qi Creative here.

1. You are ready to design your heart to be in alignment to your heart and be of service to humanity. 

Our intention with the festival is to have you walk away with a clearer idea and declaration of what your true life's calling is all about. We will do this through play, dance, yoga, meditation and all kinds of experiences designed to get you out of your norm and experiences things that will give you new inspiration, new friends, and more energy to put towards designing your life toward the light of love. 

Simply put,  you are READY TO BLOOM.

Hurry, take action, ticket prices are rising on October 2nd!  Sign up.

Robindra Mohar