Looking for something to do this Sept? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This September the Yoga Love Magazine team is heading west to Bhakti Fest taking place in Joshua Tree, CA who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival!

There is an amazing lineup of presenters at Bhakti Fest, including world renowned teacher Kia Miller. Kia describes herself as: “The creator of Radiant Body Yoga, a lifestyle brand, focused on sharing ancient yogic philosophy, and practices to those interested in self-inquiry, personal growth, the establishment of presence, and an ongoing commitment to expose and experience a deeper truth. I am known as a teacher who shares Kundalini Yoga in an accessible way. I blend modern vinyasa flow as a warm-up with Kundalini Yoga, giving a great all-around experience. I teach all over the world at conferences, festivals, retreat centers, online at @yogaglo, and on RBY Academy.”

To celebrate the theme of our current issue LOVE, we asked Kia to share a few thoughts on yoga, life and love.

How has your personal practice changed over the years? 
My personal practice keeps deepening. It is an ongoing adventure that started with getting strong and flexible in my physical body through ashtanga, then activated in my energy through Kundalini and now in a process of refinement through pranayama and meditation. It is the most rewarding journey of my life. I am so grateful every day as I sit down to practice… 

If you did not teach yoga, what do you think you would do for a living? 
I’m not sure I would make a living at it haha…but I would like to devote my life to classical Indian singing!

What makes teaching at yoga festivals special? 
The vibe, the community, the interactions with other teachers and practitioners, the creativity and fun! What I particularly love about Bhakti Fest is the theme of LOVE and DEVOTION and the talented kirtan artists who open the space for heart opening and deep healing through sound. 

Share with us someone who has made an impact on your life and inspires you? 
My sister, Rowan, for her unconditional love and support.

The theme of our issue is LOVE, what have you learned about love?
Love is within the very fabric of our existence. It is the source code of life. It is the force of creation. I have learned that when I feel separate from life and love I suffer. When I allow love to guide there is flow.

Come meet us at Bhakti Fest this Sept! Yoga Love Magazine readers can use the code yogalove when they check out for a 10% discount on ticket purchases