AHIMSA FESTIVAL 2023 PRESENTERS
Revered as the yoga teacher’s yoga teacher, Patrick Franco has leveraged his extensive knowledge across yoga and eastern medicine to develop and inspire some of the world’s most influential yoga instructors.
His magnetic demeanor has been a guiding light for the international community, developing his passion into a global movement over decades. Franco’s grounded spirituality and zest for life bleed into his influence – both locally with his award-winning yoga studios, and on the global stage where he’s developed YogaRenew into the leading online yoga studio and teacher training internationally.
SEÁN JOHNSON AND
THE WILD LOTUS BAND
For the last eighteen years, New Orleans-based Seán Johnson And The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young, Gwendolyn Colman, Narada Wise, and Chris Rosser) have been putting a New Orleans and American stamp on spiritual music by merging ancient mantras from the traditions of yoga, global chants, conscious lyrics, roots, rock, gospel and world grooves.
With honor + appreciation for the deep roots of sound and chant from India’s yoga traditions, and sacred chants from around the world, they seek to create authentically relatable spiritually-based mantra-centric music accessible to all to deepen connection, foster healing, and move people’s hearts through music.
Raghunath is the co-founder of Supersoul Yoga and Farm, a school in the countryside in upstate NY. He leads yoga teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and host a daily podcast,
Wisdom of the Sages.
Every year he guides sold-out pilgrimages to his favorite cities and villages around India, and shares all that he knows of these places that he loves. In the mood of a pilgrim, he teaches others how to enter these sacred vortexes, so that they may receive an unforgettable transcendental experience.
Coby Kozlowski, M.A., is a senior faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga and Esalen Institute, author of One Degree Revolution: How the Wisdom of Yoga Inspires Small Shifts That Lead to Big Changes, has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal and Mantra Yoga + Health, and was named “one of the seven yoga teachers who have changed the practice.”
Her vibrant + inclusive style as a storyteller, TEDx speaker, contemporary yoga and meditation educator, life coach trainer and author are infused with practical wisdom and heartfelt humor. Coby is the creator of Quarter-Life Calling®: Creating an Extraordinary Life in Your 20’s, Karma Yoga Leadership Intensive + Life Coach Certification, Kripalu Vinyasa and is a lead trainer for The Radiance Sutras School of Meditation.
Ifa Halima Bumi is a multi-faceted, creative, mystic, intuitive soul with seedful gifts. She creates spaces with her sound and sends messages of empowerment and healing through music.
The Florida-based DJ, didgeridoo musician and owner of SHEER ELAN LLC, an audio video entertainment company, has been in a path of sacred service since 2016, electrifying hearts + souls within her reach. She has served as the official resident DJ for some of the hottest venues like Petanque Kitchen and Bar, events like POWER HOUSE by The Litt Factor, and hosts programs that air globally on Outreach Radio out of the UK. While advocating the journey of deep healing and love in its purest form, music flows through Ifa Halima Bumi and manifests itself through shared moments and experiences of life.
Man Hue Duong
SOMA Kirtan Band
Good Karma Studio
Mary Clare O'Connor