LOS ANGELES, Calif. - In 2015, Lightning in a Bottle music and arts festival forges ahead with fantastic updates to the Lucent Temple of Consciousness, an area dedicated to festivalgoers achieving transformative experiences through holistic lectures, workshops, yoga and movement. Among the improvements are a new on-site structure, expanded learning kitchen, world-class lecturers, and an inaugural May 3rd pre-event in downtown Los Angeles.
The tenth annual Lightning in a Bottle returns Memorial Day Weekend (May 21 - 25, 2015) to the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, with a lineup that includes Flume, SBTRKT, Panda Bear, Odesza, RL Grime, and over 300 more musicians and artists. Throughout the weekend, attendees will enjoy the festival’s groundbreaking and redefined Lucent Temple of Consciousness. The Temple’s main stage has been completely redesigned into a fully shaded Bedouin tent with performances by music artists Mia Doi Todd, Marques Wyatt, Beautiful Chorus, and Babes. Adjacent structures will house the expanded Learning Kitchen, Healing Sanctuary, workshops, yoga, and movement classes. On Sunday, May 25th, historian Roger Steffens presents the life and music of Bob Marley followed by an afternoon reggae dance celebration.
Speakers and workshops include best-selling author of Conversations with God Neale Donald Walsch, Buddhist scholar and humanitarian Pema Khandro Rinpoche, ethnopharmacologist and author Dennis McKenna, yogini and health coach Hemalayaa, reggae historian Roger Steffens, transformational culture author Daniel Pinchbeck, social permaculture expert Pandora Thomas, tantra teacher Kamali Minter, the White Witch of LA Maja D'Aoust, men’s empowerment coach Zat Baraka, and feminine embodiment mentor Joanne Ameya Cohen.
Ecstatic Dance and Contact Improv, which include DJs and instructors of free form movement and a spiritual awakening for the body, will feature Shaman's Dream with Rana Satori,Ryan Herr with Eva Clay, Rara Avis with Tyler Blank, and Cuttarug with Seti Devi.
The Healing Sanctuary will feature Mayan Oracle Aiesha and Dr. Nick of Dr. Nick's Essential Oil Wizardry. The Learning Kitchen, fully shaded under the brilliance of the “Quinoa” tent, presents Valerie Farcelais of Vitalité Nutrition & Wellness and Thai chef Sarinya Pui.
On May 3rd, 2015, the inaugural Lucent Temple of Consciousness Pre-Event in Los Angeles will be a 12-hour urban retreat to activate your body, expand your mind, and open your heart. For the first time ever, the Temple’s transformational experience begins three weeks prior to the actual festival itself. For details, visit the Pre-Event’s Facebook page and RSVP to stay in the loop!
Visit http://lightninginabottle.org/news/2015-temple-phase-1/ for the latest updates on speakers, music artists, chefs, workshops, wellness experts, and yoga at the redefined Lucent Temple of Consciousness stages. To learn about The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, visit http://lightninginabottle.org/experience/temple-of-consciousness/. To purchase tickets for Lightning in the Bottle, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lightning-in-a-bottle-festival-2015-tickets-14938121323.
ABOUT DO LAB / LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
Based in Los Angeles, Do LaB’s mission is to craft experience as art and bring communities together. Aside from showcasing musicians throughout Southern California, Do LaB is well known for creating unique art installations/stages and curating cutting-edge acts at Coachella in addition to producing Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle, and the 2012 Winter Solstice event The Great Convergence, which took place at the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Do LaB’s work has also been showcased at Virgin Music Festival, Global Gathering, Portugal’s Boom Festival and many more.