Not too many years ago a mutual fund manager was in New York and was talking stocks–incognito–with his cab driver, who was making stock tips. During that same time, personal trainers were doing the same. So were high school teachers, cargo plane load balancers, and highwire acrobats: everyone was in the market. Soon thereafter, well: we all know what happened.
Is the same true today for the yoga world? Now that “everybody” is doing it, it seems there are a zillion overnight businesses erected to serve and illuminate the American yoga experience, complete with clothing, travel, literature, and The Festival. Hike a yoga flag up a pole, add music and some rockstar teachers, some alternative sustainable organic conscious lifestyle products, and sell some tickets. Instant karma, instant success.
Whether or not that’s the reality, there are a few many festivals already, and here comes one more: The Tadasana Festival of Yoga and Music. A lot like its precursors, Wanderlust, The Hanuman Festival, The Yoga Journal Conference, and other smaller fests, Tadasana compresses world-class teachers, stunning locations, marquee-heading music, and a midway of alterna-lifestyle products. It promises asana and meditation classes, walks and lectures, art and workshops, and “hang” spaces to titillate all eight yogic limbs, in communion with lululemon-clad blissologists from around the country, if not the globe.
And it’s in Santa Monica, in April. Wow. Talk about life-changing weekends!
This writer covered Wanderlust (Tahoe) and enjoyed it thoroughly. Tadasana sounds similar, with April beach weather thrown in. It sounds painfully inviting, and giddily fun. Oh, and illuminating.
Advance ticketing is available. Check it out for yourself, and decide if yoga’s jumped the shark. But if you go, do have a blast.
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