America's Most Haunted Radio welcomes founder Sridhar Steven Silberfein, kirtan music star Donna De Lory, and renowed yoga instructor Sara Ivanhoe to preview this year's Shakti Fest.
Shakti Fest celebrates its fifth year May 15-17, at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. One of three annual festivals put on by the Bhakti Fest organization, Shakti Fest is a springtime celebration of the "divine feminine spirit" featuring world-class yoga teachers, kirtan music stars, and wisdom workshops.
Fest producer Sridhar Steven Silberfein has been on a personal spiritual quest for over 40 years while blending a life as a pioneering businessman. In 1969, Sridhar brought Swami Satchidananda to Woodstock, the spiritual equivalent of which is now embodied in the three Bhakti Fests. He established the first health food store in Southern California, brought skin care products with jojoba and tea tree oil to America for the first time, and co-founded the Triloka recording label.
Donna De Lory has become one of the superstars of world devotional music. Before dedicating her life to sacred music, De Lory traveled the globe for 20 years as a backup singer and dancer for Madonna. Blending styles as diverse as Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian classical, and contemporary electronica, De Lory's musical perspective is as wide as the world itself.
Sara Ivanhoe is Yoga Spokesperson for Weight Watchers, most recently releasing the "Weight Watchers Yoga Starter Kit." She began teaching in 1995 after graduating with honors from NYU. Sara is the instructor for the "Yoga for Dummies" series, the "Crunch Yoga" series, as well as the collaboration with Russell Simmons, "Yoga Live."