Divinity, Ecology, Leadership
Utsava Maa (Celebration of the Great Mother)
This is a festival/conference designed to educate and inspire women from around the world, interested in the intersection of nature and self. Our 4th annual celebration seeks to unravel the obstacles preventing us from living our biggest life, in honor of the creator, creating in us a legacy our daughters will benefit from.
“I’m so glad I met all these fabulous women who have helped me embark on this new stage of my life. Thank you.” Carla Simmons UM19
“Thanks for giving us the space to be what we are, sharing our vision, laugh, create, celebrate freedom and life.” -Undergrowth Collective, UK
“Once upon a time I danced with sisters singing this mantra and my life changed. Forever grateful for @utsavamaa. ‘Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambo’!” -@teriyogi
We must know how to care for and be kind to ourselves. The festival resets us, refreshes by wholesome home grown meals, fresh mountain water from our desert well, yoga classes from a host of international teachers, rejuvenating guided meditations and TLC treatments from our wondrous wellness centre. Lectures, workshops, performances, red tent discussions, crafts market, female documentary screenings, and community time with sisters from the village and around the world.
This is the top of the line accommodation, in ashram terms. It comes with a single twin bed and linens in a double room with private bath. Bring a friend, or we'll give you a new one!
You won't spend much time in your room anyway, with all the activity on campus during the festival. So share a dorm room with 5 other friends. It comes with a twin bed, mattress, sheet, pillow, blanket and comforter. Just bring your own towel and use the clean community bath with warm water. (The community bath is not inside the building with the dorm - it is a short walk away.)
Bring your event planning and coordination skills to the red tent and get a discount on your ticket. Accommodations are in a dorm room or communal tent. Your space comes with bed, mattress, sheet, pillow, blanket, comforter. Bring your own towel and use the clean, community bath which is a short walk away. ALL VOLUNTEER SEATS ARE GIVEN TO PREAPPROVED APPLICANTS. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's voices can be heard in many venues and mediums as Shakti regains her seat. The first 2 days we will be screening several films from female documentarians concerning the role of women in ecology, the food chain, and rights:
'Women and Religion in India' by Disha Arora, and many more!