For $15, you get one admission to the Bhatki Bash, the grand-opening celebration for the second-annual Texas Yoga Conference, located at the University of St. Thomas in the Jerabeck Athletic Center on Friday, February 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m (a $25 value).
Founded by local yogis, the Texas Yoga Conference is a regional gathering of respected yoga instructors and vendors intent on inspiring the general public with yogic wisdom. At 5 p.m., the doors to this stretch-centric event open, revealing a hodgepodge of invigorating services, including massage therapists, henna tattoo artists, dancers, and musicians. Guests looking for more mental stimulation can sit down for Etan Boritzer's lecture "Yoga and the Buddha's Teaching," starting at 5:30 p.m. Following the mixed-music mastery of DJ HyFi, Dana Flynn, director and co-creator of the lauded Laughing Lotus Yoga, will kick off the yogic merrymaking with a reviving yoga class at 6 p.m. Then, tunesmiths Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band will take the stage to lead a postclass concert at 7:30 p.m.
While there are no reviews for the event, the 2011 Texas Yoga Conference was previewed in iStopOver magazine:
- The conference opens on Friday night with the Bhakti Bash: Doors open at 5 PM and the evening includes an asana class Dana Flynn, a performance by DJ HyFi, and a kirtan concert with Sean Johnson. Henna tattoos, massage, dancing and door prizes keep the action moving while you mingle and meet other yogis. – Christina Uticone, iStopOver