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Las Vegas yoga teacher Cheryl Slader at Shakti Fest 2014

Las Vegas yoga teacher Cheryl Slader will be assisting Kristin Olson May 16 – 18 at this year’s Shakti Fest, the popular kirtan and yoga festival that takes place annually in Joshua Tree, Calif.

Cheryl Slader (L) on stage at the Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival
DK Howe

Shakti Fest draws some of yoga’s biggest names—Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Jai Uttal and Donna DeLory to name a few. It was started by Sridhar Silberfein, the man responsible for bringing Swami Satchidananda to Woodstock to do the opening invocation.

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center, where the festival takes place, is located in the high desert three-and-a-half hours from Las Vegas. The center and the land on which it is built is known for its extraordinary qualities.

“This land, though desert, rests upon an aquifer, a running river, producing an intriguing magnetic effect on those who enter this ancient and sacred space. Yogananda had walked this land in earlier times. It truly is a magical place,” state the folks at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center where the festival will take place.

Most of the unique buildings at the retreat center were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son Lloyd.

After experiencing last year’s festival, Kitzie Stern reported on her podcast, “It’s hard to find the words to tell you what it’s like to be bathed in an atmosphere of loving kindness for three days and nights but for me it’s what I imagine heaven to be,” said Kitzie Stern in her Shakti Fest 2013 wrap-up.

Purchase your tickets online using the coupon code bluesky14 and you will not only receive a $50 discount, but you will also help support Blue Sky Yoga.

Cheryl owns Blue Sky Yoga, a donation-based studio located in the Arts Factory in downtown Las Vegas. The walls of her studio are adorned with art and she is always looking for new artists to display their work. She can be contacted at 702-592-1396.

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