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Cultivating Concepts of Yoga Movement To Live Music | Aspen Daily News

Cultivating Concepts of Yoga Movement To Live Music

Among the plethora of summer festivals returning to the valley, a new one is making its way.

Among the plethora of summer festivals returning to the valley, a new one is making its way.

The Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival is coming to Snowmass Village July 8-10 for a weekend filled with movement, music and moments of spiritual exploration. From the daily lineup of yoga classes and speaker presentations to the evenings rolling right into back-to-back live music performances, the inaugural festival sets a fresh gaze on the spiritual experience.

What differentiates Drishti Beats from other festivals of its nature is the alignment of movement to music, said co-founder Lori Lowell. Throughout the daytime programming of yoga classes, every yoga instructor is accompanied by live musicians. Rather than moving through poses to background music, as is typical in most yoga classes, Drishti attendees will flow to live beats.

“It’s a performance,” Lowell said. “It’s a production.”

She added, “We really believe that movement to music takes people to a higher level of consciousness, it affects people in different ways. …The collaboration of yoga movement and music — that’s our whole philosophy.”

While Drishti Beats is a first-time festival, the organization came to being eight years ago when Lowell and her husband Jeremy, along with their three kids, started producing music specifically for yoga classes and performing this music live in the studios.

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Drishti Beats performing live at EDC Las Vegas, 2022

These downtempo electronic-chill tracks, accompanied by live instrumental elements, quickly picked up traction on music platforms, and the Lowells found themselves blending yoga and live performances on stages worldwide.

Having lived in Snowmass for 16 years, the Lowell family was ready to cultivate the Drishti experience at their home base. They planned to put on the first Drishti Beats festival in 2020, and when the pandemic paused their plan, Lowell said she and her husband pivoted their focus toward growing the online Drishti Beats Yoga Teacher Training Program — which has placed the accredited organization even more so on the global map.

Now, finally bringing the Drishti festival to life this summer, Lowell has curated a lineup of top industry players across all sectors of the experience. From reputable yoga instructors, as well as renowned speakers and electronic music artists, the festival features a mix of local and incoming leading participants.

Events will be happening in and around Snowmass Village, as well as a few ventures up mountain trails. All lectures are held inside The Collective building and yoga classes will commence at the Drishti d’OM — located next to the Village Express chairlift — or The Collective Garden outside of the building.

Each day, programming begins at 7 or 7:30 a.m. with back-to-back class options running until 4 p.m. DJ sets start at 5 p.m., and the night ends at 11 p.m. with a silent disco experience. There will be food vendors and jewelry and clothing pop-ups dispersed throughout the Snowmass Mall all weekend, Lowell said.

She mentioned that one challenge in putting on a festival of this nature in Snowmass Village is the lack of onsite camping options. With no camping spaces available, festival attendees traveling from places outside of the valley must find lodging — which can limit access.

Under the “accommodations” tab on the Drishti Beats Festival website there is a list of hotels in the area, ranging from luxurious to budget-friendly. The webpage also has links to Airbnb and Vrbo options.

Despite the camping barrier, Lowell pointed out many perks of the Aspen-area environment when it comes to the overall festival experience. As opposed to common festival camping grounds — such as Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle — where festivalgoers are faced with heat and a desert climate, Aspen naturally cultivates more of an elaborate experience, she said.

“Come to Aspen and you don’t have to fight those festival elements; you’re in the beautiful mountains, the air is fresh and crisp and you have access to clean bathrooms and restaurants,” Lowell said. “It aligns itself with what Aspen stands for.”

The abundance and quality of yoga instructors, speakers and musicians make for an effective and intelligent three-day experience, she said. The proprietor hopes people walk away from the weekend sustaining what they’ve learned, applying yoga and mindfulness to their everyday lives.

“We’re excited to bring the magic in this capacity to Snowmass — it’s never been offered before,” Lowell said. “It’s going to be a beautiful event, and you can buy a ticket any way you want.”

There are many different ways to go about the Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival, and the organization offers a range of ticketing for the event. For attendees only wanting to experience the daytime yoga classes and lectures, there are one-day, two-day and three-day pass options. The same pass options — though different prices — go for those only interested in the nighttime DJ sets.

The full yoga and music three-day pass is $349. If ticket-buyers enter the discount code “setmefree” upon checkout, the pricing for the pass will fall to $329, according to Lowell.

All passes and ticketing options for the festival can be purchased at festival.drishtibeats.com.


Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival Press Release

Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival - Snowmass Village, CO July 8 - 10, 2022

Awaken your soul-deep in the mountains of Colorado for three days and nights of transformative music, yoga, and bliss with world-renowned performances, DJ sets, yoga classes, lectures, and beyond.

Drishti Beats was born out of the meshing of yoga and high vibrational dance music passions. A burning desire to create something genuinely unique between the yoga and dance music worlds came together perfectly through a fiery passion and crystal clear vision, and the Drishti Beats Vinyasa Flow Experience was born. Initially starting on small stages at niche festivals around fitness conventions and yoga gatherings, the Drishti brand has now prospered into a well-known, must-see yoga and live music experience. Drishti, as a band, has dominated significant music festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Lightning in a Bottle, European staple Mysteryland and many events in between. The live band provides chill electronic beats, melodic live voice, rap/beatbox, percussion, and saxophone to curate an experience truly one of a kind.

Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival will provide an eclectic yet refined selection of some of the world’s best DJs, yoga instructors, lecturers, and beyond.

While on the yoga side of things, Drishti founders Lori and Jeremy Lowell bring their love (and ever-growing mastery) of yoga to the masses. From the first beat, they effortlessly glide and flow through various poses, postures, and positions for every skill level and ability, allowing one to feel perfectly at home on their mat and within themselves. Whether it is your first time taking a yoga class or you have surpassed your 300 hour yoga accreditation, Drishti Beats provides a safe space to breathe, relax, and flow as their spirited sounds and flows awaken your soul.

The time has come for Drishti to set their sights on the next chapter of their incredible journey as they dive headfirst into their own curated festival taking place in Snowmass Village, Colorado, this July 8-10. Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival will provide an eclectic yet refined selection of some of the world’s best DJs, yoga instructors, lecturers, and beyond. Set to deliver three days and nights of soul-shaking music, heart-opening yoga, mind-expanding workshops, lectures, art, and more, Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival truly has something for everyone.

Presenting Speakers

This year’s festival leaves no stone unturned in its quest to expand the minds and lift the spirits of attendees higher than they’ve ever experienced before, be sure to open your mind to the visionary concepts of Meow Wolf founder Vince Kadlubek as he dives deep into imagination and dishes on the birth and growth of the now behemoth immersive art installation. Also taking the stage over the weekend will be esteemed breath-work master Bryant (a.k.a iKAR) Wood will also grace the stage at this year’s festival as he transcends space and time through breath-work and energy practices to connect with his audience like never before.  

See the full speaker lineup posted here. 

Presenting Yoga Teachers

Leading attendees through a multitude of class offerings for all abilities, styles, and practices will be none other than yoga artist and connection catalyst Andrew Sealey. Sealy has opened the portal into a realm of personal growth and self-discovery through yoga, connection, and movement. A true must-see for all attendees on their journey of self-discovery. Also delivering his high-vibrational energy with the festival will be Jonah Kest. Through various modalities, Kest brings his knowledge of yoga, meditation, and training to the Drishti Beats stage, which is second to none. An accredited master trainer from Nike, Kest delivers a decisive direction for consciousness expansion through yoga. While attendees can find the entire yoga lineup below, the depth and breadth of our yoga lineup will genuinely provide something for everyone. All are welcome here for a judgment-free, exclusion-free weekend experience for yogis of all shapes and sizes.

See Full Yoga Lineup Posted here>

Presenting Music Artists

The vibes come up when the sun goes down, and the Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival will come alive in a technicolor whirlwind of glittering lights, booming bass, and mind-blowing sets from some of dance music’s brightest (and blossoming) stars. Three nights of dance-floor bliss await. Burning Man mainstays, Desert Dwellers, bring their deep, sensual dance floor grooves to the mountains of Colorado. Rounding out Friday, July 8, will be Axel Thesleff as he brings his mega-hit “Bad Karma” to Drishti and vibey sets from David Starfire and Tor along with Dj Taz Rashid, and local support TBA.

Saturday, July 9, catch a firey headlining performance from Phantoms as their scintillating synth riffs, powerful basslines, and infectious hits such as “Say It,” “Are You Up,” and more to this year’s festival. The California-based duo has racked up over 10million streams on Spotify alone and is approaching one million + regular monthly listeners. After touring the nation and playing some of America’s most prestigious festivals, Phantoms will be the weekend’s set to see come July. Also taking the stage on Saturday will be Mau5trap Records mainstay and Deadmau5 collaborator Attlas, and dreamtempo maestro IHF, Frameworks, and Earthcry. Local house DJs DJ Lo_G, Ryan Golbus, DJ Meeshel, and All These Diamonds will be warming up the dance floor on Saturday night. 

Sunday, July 10, brings us all back to Earth with some of the weekend’s most inclusive and mind-expanding beats as headliner The Polish Ambassador takes us on a journey through sound. His uplifting and passionate sonic rhythms bounce and undulate throughout diverse crowd favorites from his hit record, Pushing Through Pavement, and much more. This blissed-out weekend of music in the mountains will also feature festival-favorites Random Rab, Edamame, Bosa, and Lapa. At the same time, our weekend of connection, expansion, and love will eventually come to a close Sunday night. That is not before our entire collective experience culminates with a live performance from Drishti Beats themselves as we transcend space and time to find ourselves flowing in communal harmony on the dance floor. 

>> Tickets on Sale Now at the Drishti Beats Festival Website >


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DRISHTI BEATS REVEALS DREAMY LINEUP FOR INAUGURAL YOGA AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival unveiled its phase one lineup for 2020 including Desert Dwellers, IHF, Satin Jackets and more!

By Logan Garrison

Acclaimed downtempo-chill collective Drishti Beats has taken the next step along their journey to ultimate bliss after years of pairing yoga and live music together around the world. That’s right, they’ve announced their very own festival coming this July 17-19 to Snowmass Village, Colorado, just six miles from downtown Aspen.

The Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival will bring together a plethora of world-class yoga and fitness visionaries for one life-changing weekend of music and mindfulness in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Additions to this year’s lineup also include Friday night headliner and dream-tempo maestro IHF as he delivers a visionary blend of atmospheric electronica along with legendary duo Desert Dwellers.

Making their Snowmass Village debut this year is emerging world-house duo Bòsa. They expertly blend globally-inspired live percussion with a polished and evocative sound that pushes our imaginations to the edge of house music and back again. Global bass music pioneer David Starfire will also be gracing the decks alongside Drishti Beats for an intimate sound healing session.

Not only will the Drishti Beats Yoga and Music Festival highlight some of the brightest names in dance music, but it will also feature top names from the yoga and fitness world as well. This year’s presenters include a headlining Vinyasa flow yoga class from Drishti Beats as well as American yoga icon Mary Beth Larue, local favorite Aaron King, and Pam Maraldo.

Additionally, yoga and fitness visionaries Michelle Lemay and Luis Rosario will present Groove Temple, a one of a kind immersion class fusing world dance music and high-intensity yoga flow. Attendees can expect three days of mountain magic as this year’s festival takes over the stunningly beautiful Snowmass Village.

Stay tuned for more artist announcements coming in the second phase. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via their website.


Lineup By Artist:

  • IHF
  • Satin Jackets
  • Bosa
  • David Starfire
  • Dj Lo_G
  • Drishti Beats
  • Mary Beth La Rue
  • Aaron King
  • Pam Maraldo
  • Michelle Lemay & Luis Rosario Present: Groove Temple
  • Stephinity Salazar
  • Lawrence Biscontini
  • Yuri Rockit
  • Jenna Pfingston
  • Asaf B. Goldfrid
  • Jeanne Custard
  • Stacy Lei Krauss
  • Alysia Lowell
  • Bobby L’hereux
  • David Mills
  • Jessica Iams
  • Jamie Butemeyer
  • Moi
  • Ariel Lowell
  • Jamie Deluccio
  • Julia Clarke & Brian Dahlen Present: Sonic Vinyassa
  • Beth Mobilian & Lindsay Patterson
  • Alec Lowell


FIVE THINGS WE LOVED ABOUT MYSTERYLAND 2019

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The 2019 edition of Mysteryland was nothing short of amazing. A revamped venue, bigger production, and larger than life sets defined this year’s festival!

By Logan Garrison (Original Article)

Mysteryland 2019 brought together party animals from over 100 different countries to The Netherlands for three days of dancing in one massive celebration of life. Taking place in Haarlemmermeer, about 30 minutes South West of Amsterdam, I was lucky enough to attend the longest-running electronic music festival in the Netherlands for the second year in a row.

As house music continues to take center stage across the U.S. it is a similar story throughout Europe. This year’s lineup was packed with show-stopping sets from some personal favorites including Solardo, Nora En Pure, Claptone, and Tchami X Malaa. Yet the big names didn’t stop there as I was treated to massive performances from living legends such as Eric Morillo, Groove Armada, BT, and Skream!

Mysteryland has proved once again that every day is a gift, and what better way to embrace that gift than dancing to some of our favorite DJs with our best friends? While the music was certainly front and center, join me as I dig into all of the magnificent things that made Mysteryland 2019 one for the history books!

Five Things We Loved About Mysteryland 2019


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Photo: Mysteryland

Attention to Detail Throughout the Venue

In contrast from Mysteryland last year, it seemed as if every inch of the grounds had been reconsidered. From more dramatic art installations peppering the pathways between stages to the addition of more water refill stations (effectively rendering shorter lines), every aspect of the event had been upgraded.

In 2018 it seemed almost impossible to find a trash can. This year they were abundant, which made for a much more pleasant experience as we wandered from stage to stage. However it must be noted, trash on the ground is still a major issue at European Festivals.

Mysteryland’s careful consideration didn’t leave out the eleven stages scattered across the massive park. From the show-stopping Mardi Gras theme of the Main Stage to the quaint flowers and sun adorning the Healing Garden stage, each of the eleven stages had been elevated to the fullest. Thousands of lights, dozens of lasers, and enough CO2 to keep even the most seasoned of ravers content and smiling from ear to ear.

At Mysteryland their motto is “Today Is A Gift” and that is exactly what it felt like to be back at the iconic festival.


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Photo: Mysteryland

Cashless Everything

One massive difference between American festivals I’ve attended and Mysteryland is that once you’re on site your cash is no longer valid… well sort of. In what I inferred as an attempt to dissuade thieves, no food, drink, or merch vendors accept cash or cards. The only way to purchase anything inside Mysteryland is to take your cash or debit card to a token dispenser and buy sheets of tokens that are in turn exchanged for products.

Depending on how expensive your item is the more tokens it costs, beers were on average 3 tokens while mixed drinks were roughly 5 tokens. As many of us know, we’re going to pay a premium price to drink at festivals and Mysteryland is no exception. The exchange rate was about $2.85 per token, so those drinks were roughly $9 and $15 each.

The one drawback to the token system is if you had any leftover at the end of the festival it was essentially wasted cash. So be mindful of how many you pull out and be sure to use them!


Mysteryland
Photo: Logan Garrison

Solardo Presents: Higher. Along with a Gang of Legends

James Eliot and Mark Richards, both from Manchester U.K and better known as Solardo have been on a meteoric rise through the ranks of the bass-driven tech-house scene over the past few years. After falling in love with their high energy sound in early 2018, this was finally my chance to catch them live for the first time.

Mysteryland 2019 graced us with a headlining set from the duo as they also hosted a laundry list of absolute legends of house music. The blossoming duo blessed us with iconic support sets from Eric Morillo, Skream, and Groove Armada. All three were sets I have been trying to catch for years. Needless to say, I had found my home for the remainder of the evening.

Without a doubt, all three producers leading up to Solardo’s take over were damn near flawless, however, there was one in particular that completely blew me away. Skream controlled the packed dance floor with a fiery tech house set. I even got the chance to ask him a few questions later on after his set. We discussed his transition to house and techno from dubstep and I went on to mention the B2B he did with Rusko at EDCLV earlier this year, to which he replied: “that was likely the last classic dubstep set I will ever play, to be honest with you.”

Despite being one of the true originators of Dubstep, the days ahead look bright as he has just as much of a knack for four-on-the-floor as he did with bass music. Next time you see Skream on a lineup be prepared for more tech house than bass music. You’re going to love it. Trust me.


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Photo: Mysteryland

Drishti Beats Brings The Bliss 

A true gem nestled among the massive line up at Mysteryland 2019 is an act that is always a must-see. Drishti Beats. A downtempo chill-electronic band from the U.S fronted by a Vinyasa Flow yoga class. What more could you ask for among the chaotic moments at a large festival? Bringing together timeless elements of hip-hop, soothing vocals, and world dance. Drishti creates a vibe that is truly one-of-a-kind among EDM festivals.

However, their talents are not limited to just those three elements. Drishti has brought on live saxophone, as well as a live violinist to solidify their blissed-out vibe. Need a break from the madness of mainstage? Drishti is the answer. Is the bass stage just getting to be too much for your current vibe? Drishti has your back.

This year Drishti Beats was blessed with the perfect set time on the second day: sunset. As the sun’s golden rays began to stretch long over the lush greenery surrounding Mysteryland, Drishti’s sounds washed over the packed Healing Garden stage. As attendees found their zen amongst the madness, Drishti carried the vibe perfectly as day turned to night. Truly a beautiful set and the perfect way to re-center before welcoming the madness that would ensue that night.


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Photo: Mysteryland

Kungs Delivers a Memorable Performance

The French phenom Kungs controlled the Sexy By Nature stage (hosted by Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano) with style as Mysteryland transformed the packed tent into a field of blooming, bouncing sunflowers. Rarely touring in the US,  I made sure to have a good spot for the illustrious deep house producer. After the smash success of his release of “This Girl” back in 2016, it was insane to finally catch his break out track live.

About halfway through his ravishing deep house set, stagehands came around from each side of the stage with dozens of baskets of live sunflowers and proceeded to unleash them into the crowd. As I watched the sea of hands turn into a field of flowers a wave of emotion came over me. This was one of those moments that reaffirmed the notion that I was exactly where I was meant to be in this moment in time.

Mysteryland truly does not miss a beat when it comes to curating an atmosphere of love and friendship through dance music. Kungs set was easily one of the best all weekend and a must-see next time he pops up on a lineup stateside.


CAMP EDC SPOTLIGHT: DRISHTI BEATS

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With Camp EDC right around the corner, we invite you to get to know your neighbors! Our Camp EDC Spotlight series highlights some of the vendors, speakers, and teachers you’ll meet in the campground. Make sure to check the official EDC app for exact activity times.

(Original article)

Name: Live Band Vinyasa
Instructors: Drishti Beats
Specializing in: Yoga & Music
Find them: Beneath the Sol Tent
When: Friday at 1:45 PM, Saturday at 12:45 PM

Drishti Beats is not your ordinary yoga class. A family of six, the members of the group come together with different musical talents to bring you vinyasa flow movement paired with a live DJ set!

Lori Lowell is one of the group’s founders, along with her husband, Jeremy Lowell. Her son Alec, the main producer, will be playing the music they compose for their flows to create an ambient vibe during class.

“We have been a part of EDC before, and it is always such a blast,” Lori exclaims. “Now that EDC is creating more experiences, and for us to be a part of it this year, we’re so grateful! Every festivalgoer needs yoga—it’s complete bliss!”

Lori describes the experience of Drishti Beats as sexy, vibey, and chill. During the class, you can continue your adrenaline kick from the EDC grounds, or if you are feeling exhausted, you can take a moment and meditate while receiving a lavender oil massage. Expect to hear fun and enlightening sounds—including saxophone, live singing, hip-hop, DJ mixing, and percussion—intertwined with beautiful language, guidance, and direction from yoga.

Come experience the musical escape that is Drishti Beats!

Passes for Camp EDC can be purchased here.

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