Samsara Himalaya Edition 22-31 October 2017, embracing Bir International Yoga Festival will be a new platform for bringing together yoga and psybient music lovers desiring health and joy from all over the world.
Samsara Himalaya Edition will gather in one place, at one time, experienced Yoga, Qigong and Tai chi teachers, healers from the fields of Reiki, Ayurveda and Chinese and Tibetan acupuncture. We will also introduce the visitors to the healing and evolutionary arts of Sound and Vision healing, while on the music stage part of the Samsara 2017 psybient line-up will set the mood for the afternoons and late evenings.
All of this will be decorated and conducted under the general understanding of the five Elements that form the Universe and each one of us. It will be a festival of the five Elements, a celebration of the five Senses in harmony.
Samsara Himalaya Edition will be held in and around the environs of the Tibetan section of Bir Village. The heart of Himachal Pradesh in India in the Himalayan foothills of Tibet, 64 kilometers from Dharamshala, the residence of the Dalai Lama.
The ticket price includes your local festival bus transfer from Delhi airport, around 490 kilometers away from the festival location, and back again. There will be special collection points downtown Delhi and at Delhi International Airport for the festival. Buses leave Delhi before noon 21 October and return from Bir to Delhi in the morning of 1 November. There will also be private cars available for those who prefer travel individually, write to us and we arrange it, the cost will be approx. 30 euros per person per route in a car for 4 persons.
The accommodation for visitors will be in and around the Tibetan section of Bir-Billing. The non-Indian visitors will be required to register themselves at the Dharamshala Foreigner Registration office. Upon registration, foreigners will be given the PAP (Protected Area Permit) – valid for one month – as Bir village is in an environmentally protected zone. Our festival crew will assist all guests through this easy process upon arrival.
We can provide excellent tent accommodation and we have great tent facilities, tent space and support staff. Camping is also a free option for those not wanting to spend extra staying at local hotels or guesthouses.
Security will be provided by the police and local volunteers. We will also have a Visitors Assistance Counter manned from 5am-9pm for the assistance of all the visitors. Site maps and event schedules will be prepared and will be made available at all the stalls and the Visitors Assistance Counter. Money exchange and ATM facilities are available in Bir village as well as 4G Internet and Wi-fi (in some hotels).
There will be food stalls in addition to the existing restaurants on the road leading to the festival fields. The fields themselves being free of any stalls or merchandise that are not officially part of the festival.
There will be platforms erected for the practice of Yoga, Qigong, and Tai chi, and large tents erected for the healers. The setting for these will be in large grass pastures with breathtaking views.
Yoga Roundtable Conference (YRC)
YRC is a concept founded on the need to have authenticity and true depth included in the teaching and learning of Yoga. To move deeper and higher into inner experiences beyond the reach of asana practice, the essential practices and techniques of Yoga should be included in the teaching curriculum of Yoga studios/ centres.
Our goal is to help bring together authentic masters of the grand lineages and traditions of Yoga and the modern practitioners or teachers of Yoga from around the world in one place, here at Bir. The aim is for the codification and transmission of authentic inner yoga practices so that these practices can then be taught to students of Yoga around the world.