In today’s world, we can observe a healthy supply of yoga festivals. Amongst them all, Sat Nam Fest stands out for the powerful, holistic nourishment it offers to all beings.

Some festivals offer a starting place for an individual’s spiritual transformation. Other festivals offer sanctuary for the soul to be in the Bhav. And even more offer hip ways to kick back, enjoy groovy music, practice some asana, and chill out with friends.

Unlike all of these, Sat Nam Fest provides an experience for complete immersion into living yogic consciousness. And it’s one of the only festival that offers dedicated feature focus to the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

Sat Nam Fest’s daily morning Aquarian Sadhana fuels an exceptionally high vibration. World-renowned musicians lead the Aquarian chants, and several hundred people participate. This shared sadhana experience surrounds the entire festival community in a protective blanket. Every attendee – whether presenter, teacher, master, or beginner – can enjoy one another’s company in a way that feels authentic and practical.

Aquarian Sadhana helps us relate to ourselves and the universe from a space of awareness and sincerity. This heightened awareness remains with us throughout the day. We attend workshops, share meals, or take walks on the beautiful retreat center grounds with a feeling that we are family. We are home. We feel safe here because of the intimacy and connection created by the group practicing Aquarian Sadhana.

Even those who choose to sleep through will still benefit. That’s the true power of this group morning practice. The benefits reach and serve all.

In the ancient yogic traditions familiar to the Himalayan yogis, the special intimacy shared between a guru and a seeker was the reason the seeker felt safe to grow. Now, even though we may not be cave yogis, the importance of trust and intimacy between teacher and seeker still holds. The practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation brings one into a special intimacy with a very special guru, that guru is the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, also referred to as the Sacred Sound Current.

The Siri Guru Granth Sahib is the sacred Guru from which all of the Kundalini Yoga mantras are derived. This Guru is special because it is not a human being.

If you have been on the spiritual path long enough, you may have discovered that you have dynamic experiences with lots of different teachers. At first, you may feel awe towards these teachers because you think it is their individual power and energy that is making shifts happen in you.

In reality, all these teachers are doing is guiding you through the work that brings you closer to all that which is lovable, powerful, and expansive within you. After spending extensive time with human teachers, you may have experienced a sense of growing disappointment. Perhaps the teacher is not the superhero you had once projected him or her to be.

Well, this is precisely why the creators of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib had the wise foresight to transmit the light of the guru into this sacred sound current. This Guru cannot succumb to the shortcomings that so often befall a human guru. The Sound Current as Guru goes straight within and makes direct contact to the human heart.

At Sat Nam Fest, our heartbeats synchronize with music and mantra. Our voices lift on the wings of the sounds of the Guru. This is one of the meanings of the Sat Nam Fest saying, “Come Home to Your Heart.”

So, come home. Relax and enjoy this unique experience of your own heart this April!

Sat Nam Fest can truly declare itself the only festival in the world that awakens this intimacy between your own heart and the powerful Sacred Sound Current.

Wahe Guru!


Surjot Kaur is a KRI certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. She writes about yoga, meditation, and consciousness. She seeks to be a humble observer of the Play of Divine Consciousness. She prays all beings may awaken to total freedom. She lives with a loving husband, two daughters, and a dog in San Diego.