Bali Vegan Festival 2016
Paradiso Ubud and Taksu
Jalan Gautama Selatan
Ubud – Bali
Preparations are underway for the second annual Bali Vegan Festival, taking place from October 7th-9th in Ubud, Bali. Open to vegans and the vegan curious, the community-minded festival will celebrate all things cruelty free and aims to inspire, educate and enlighten festival-goers about an alternative way of living.
This year’s festival will take place over three days and across two venues. Paradiso, Bali’s unique cultural center combines a movie theater, live performance space, raw vegan bar, shop and a private event facility. Located in the heart of Ubud, Paradiso will be the main hub of activities over the weekend. Located only 50 meters away, Taksu Spa will also host a number of workshops, talks, yoga and cooking classes in their stunning garden space.
The festival will unite world class vegan chefs, yoga teachers, healers, musicians, environmentalists and vegan lifestyle enthusiasts from all walks of life. The organisers have ensured the festival will be accessible to all, with free entry to the venues, talks and some workshops; and classes and entertainment priced individually.
Leading the line-up of speakers from around the world is James Aspey, who undertook a 356-day vow of silence to raise awareness for animal suffering. Author, expert and activist Dr. Susianto Tseng, Chair of the International Vegetarian Union (IVU) and Head of Indonesia Vegetarian Society (IVS), and Hungarian Ambassador to Indonesia Judit Németh-Pach are also on the agenda. Alongside are Bali Vegan Festival founder and Macrobiotic expert Liat Solomon and Sea Shepherd Asia Director and environmentalist Gary Stokes, plus online vegan commentator and speaker Leigh-Chantelle and motivational speaker Obed Abbo (Passion Compass Coaching). Manku Ketut Susila will give a talk titled ‘Offering Without Suffering.’
Activities for kids include specialized children’s yoga, movie screenings and a circus workshop, as well as a dedicated arts & crafts zone. Each morning of the festival kicks off with a free yoga class at Paradiso, and on Friday and Saturday festival goers can be treated to Qi Gong meditation from master Khien Phuc. Also on offer over the weekend are raw food and macrobiotic cooking classes, Jamu workshops, Black Light (Glow) Yoga, documentary screenings, a buffet, a fashion show and the much anticipated Bali Vegan Festival dating game!
In additional the festival will provide nightly entertainment from some of Bali’s best DJ’s and musicians, including Aray Daulay and DJ Cozi Till. A number of vendors will set up shop over the weekend, from vegan makeup brands, kombucha, yoga wear and ice cream, offers from PONO (Power of Now Oasis) Studio in Sanur and Bali Spirit, as well as charities BARC and the R.O.L.E Foundation.
Festival founder Liat Solomon said of the event, “In light of the success of last year’s festival, we were encouraged to create a bigger and better event for 2016. We hope once again to bring the community together in the spirit of progressiveness and love for the earth. We invite everyone to attend, vegans, vegetarians or even or even fully fledged carnivores who might be curious about this sort of lifestyle.”
Festivities kick off at 8.00am on Friday 7th October with a free yoga class at Paradiso. All events will be on a first come, first serve basis.
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