Yogafort 2019 Headliners

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Get psyched for YOGAFORT 2019!

This year there will be several magical offerings including shamanic ambient musician East Forest, international master yoga instructor Cristi Christensen, world-renowned musician/ teacher/energy healer Masood Ali Khan, and yogini/DJ/guitarist Bibi McGill. Yogafort passes are on sale now.

 

                                                Dive into this year’s headliners below.

EAST FOREST

( boulder, utah )
East Forest is a unique bird in the Wild West aviary of electro-acoustic music. While his shamanic ambient electropop can be contextualized along with Aphex Twin, Philip Glass and Sigur Ros, the fundamental mission of his project is to create sonic architecture for others to explore their own inner space. Thus, it is a process of opening doorways for the listener to walk through, which takes patience. Patience, while typically thought of as kryptonite in the instant gratification, hyper-speed world of music, might just be the medicine we need. Nature indelibly made a huge impression on him who grew up in the Pacific Northwest.

East Forest will be leading a ceremony at Yogafort 2019.
 

 

CRISTI CHRISTENSON

( los angeles, california )
Cristi is a Fire Activator. Star Seed. Lover of Life. She has the unique ability to connect heart to heart with her students -inspiring them to dig deeper, play harder, and feel down into the depths of their Spirit with enthusiasm and joy. Cristi seeds her teachings through the Elements & the 7 Energy Centers in the body, creating a map to explore the full spectrum of what it is to be alive. She spreads this energy across the globe leading workshops, teachers trainings and retreats and has been faculty on numerous international yoga festivals and conferences. Currently, Cristi is shaking up the yoga world by integrating yoga and dance with live DJ’d house music events!

 

MASOOD ALI KHAN

( los angeles, california )
Masood Ali Khan, PhD has a unique kirtan and voice; offering a heart opening mesmerizing combination of the enchanting ‘Hand Pan’ with sacred mantras and the intention to support the human creative potential to reconnect with love & nature.

His instruments of choice are the Hang Drum from Switzerland, Congas and Bongos and he is gently reintroducing the guitar in some live yoga and ceremonies. He has 3 albums and has played on many artists album projects and supported numerous yoga teachers and festivals around the world. He has performed and recorded with Grammy-nominated musicians Yuval Ron, Sheela Bringi, Dave Stringer, Platinum Israeli artist Idan Raichel as well as countless masters of music in the world and folk genres. His music has been featured on documentaries and International Art Installations such as ‘Color Therapy’ 2014 by Artist: Marcos Lutyens. Video and composed music by Yuval Ron, showed simultaneously in Amsterdam – Rembrandt Square, London- Picadilly Circus, Milan – Duomo, NYC – Time Sq, Toronto – Dundas Square, Singapore – Orchard Rd. Masood is incredibly exicited to be back at Yogafort 2019!

 

BIBI MCGILL

( portland, oregon )
The gifts of a yogic practice fortified Bibi McGill’s courage, stamina, and devotion as the internationally renowned lead guitarist and band leader for Beyonce. She has found great sustenance and healing in yoga, and her joy in teaching is making yoga accessible to anyone who seeks it. Her down-to-earth, vibrant nature empowers students to claim their own authentic gifts, as they deepen their relationship with themselves on the mat.

Bibi leads classes and workshops around the globe and in her hometown, Portland, Oregon. She inspires groups, large and small, at studios, schools, festivals, city parks, and even the White House lawn. Through her work with organizations like Street Yoga, Peace in Schools, Wolf Connection and her artist residency with Open Middle School, Bibi spreads the message of healing and wellness to youth. She uses her adept sensitivity to support populations who have undergone trauma and creates a safe and nurturing yoga environment.

A rocker on a mission to help the world vibrate higher, Bibi has graced the covers of Yoga Journal, About Face, Edge Magazine and Om Times. When she’s not on the mat or stage, Bibi is often connecting with nature in her garden, on a kayak, or in the forest with a cup of tea.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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SOL RISING

( los angeles, california )
Sol Rising’s original soundscapes evoke feelings of inspiration and bliss through an eclectic mix of electronic music, mid-tempo house, chill-trap, ambient and hip-hop.

Now a successful producer with over 10 albums released, Sol Rising has licensed music for brands such as Apple, Clarks Shoes and US Polo as well as Academy Award winning director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film Loro. Sol Rising has been featured in major media outlets including The Washington Post and Yoga Journal, and has also been streamed over 9 million times on Spotify. Sol Rising has toured in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia at festivals such as Wanderlust, Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle.

 

TONY G

( los angeles, california )
Tony G’s devotion to the path of yoga fills his classes with both knowledge and intensity, while his big heart lends sweetness and compassion. His classes are infused with biomechanics, philosophy, breath work and a healthy dose of humor. Tony views teaching as a live collaboration and he loves to encourage students to experience and explore the movement arts. Tony’s greatest joy is in helping to awaken new students’ passion for yoga and to see new and seasoned practitioners find deep freedom and self-expression in the context of a safe and loving environment.
 
 
 
 

 

KATE SWARM

( phoenix, arizona )
Kate Swarm is an Phoenix based yoga teacher, with a passion for creating unique and fully immersive experiences. She has a gift for holding a sacred space of transcendence, while guiding her students to a place of union between mind, body and soul.

Over the last 5 years her devotion and excitement to exploring how environment, sensory input, and intention effects a shift in consciousness, has lead her to work beside some of the most gifted artists, musicians and creatives in the wellness movement; including Walter Yoga, for whom she is both a resident yoga instructor and event producer. Kate has taught at numerous yoga and music festivals throughout the Nation, blurring the lines between yoga, movement, meditation, visual engineering, and sound immersion.

Although she spends a significant amount of time curating external environmental elements, Kate is even more detail oriented when it comes to exploring her students internal environment of the “self”. She has a warm, peaceful, and grounding presence that gently guides her students to a peak state of integrated body awareness, intelligent and thoughtful movement, and self realization.

 

GORDON OGDEN

( phoenix, arizona )
Gordon Ogden is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and wellness event producer, who has spent his life utilizing outlets of physical expression to connect to the world around him. His introduction to yoga nearly 20 years ago transformed his passion in to a practice, and his practice in to a way of being. Now a teacher, and mentor to countless Yogis, athletes, and intentional beings, Gordon has been able to share his passion and wisdom across the globe.

Gordon’s life has not only been a pursuit of finding what moves him physically, but what moves him emotionally. His fond love of music and stage production has fueled a passionate career in the arts. His journey of moving mind, body and soul lead him to develop Walter Yoga, a full sensory immersive yoga experience, utilizing state-of-the-art sound and light equipment to create environments that match the emotional and physical energy of a class.

Gordon’s been a marketing professional since the mid 1990’s, an avid rock climber, and lives in Phoenix with his wife Holly, and their daughter Willow.

 

CLINTON PATTERSON

( los angeles, california )
Clinton Patterso is an LA musician and songwriter singing songs of love, lore, and the journey of the spirit. He will be performing a special collaboration with mantra musician Sheela Bringi at Yogafort 2019. Get ready for amazing vocal harmonies, drone guitar, dreamy harp spells, bamboo flutes, tablas and trumpets!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Yogafort is Friday through Sunday during Treefort 8 (March 20th-24th, 2019).

Admission to Yogafort is included in the purchase of a Treefort Pass.
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