By: Anand Harsh
A lush green carpet has been rolled out for seekers, surfers, dancers, and dreamers that winds its way through the Central American jungles and pops out onto the breathtaking shores of Uvita in Costa Rica, where Puntarenas meets the Pacific. From February 26-March 1, 2015, join Envision Festival in its fifth foray deep into the hearts of incredible musicians, yogis, artists, speakers, adventurers, and you.
The initial lineup brings so many favorites back to Rancho La Merced. The Jumpsuit Records crew returns with The Polish Ambassador, Ayla Nereo, of course their collaborative project Wildlight, and saQi. Joining the gang are Phaeleh, Emancipator, Ott, Bluetech, Random Rab, Govinda, ill-esha, Dimond Saints, AMB and Stickybuds.
Local flavor is of utmost importance to Envision, which is why Costa Rica's own reggae legend Un Rojo joins our own legends from the States, Groundation. Guatemala's Los Miseria Cumbia Band will rep their region, and many more acts from all over the world and all over the sonic spectrum will join the lineup in the coming weeks and months.
Beyond the music, which is only a part of the experience, yoga experts Cristi Cristensen, Rachel Brathen, and Kishan Shah will be on hand, feast your eyes on art installations by Chris Dyer, Carey Thompson, and Mugwort, and expand your mind with permaculture and education workshops from lauded teachers such as Penny Livingston, Breaking Open the Head author Daniel Pinchbeck, and The Untz will be hosting panels on-site, as well.
This is the vacation you've been meaning to take. Explore dormant volcanoes, laze around on the beach, play with monkeys! Ticos, as Costa Ricans are fondly known, love to share their beautiful homes, take you on adventures, and join in all the fun. Swim all day, dance all night, and heal your body and soul. That's what Envision is all about.
To grab your advance tickets (which are going quickly), check out all the tour and travel options, and to marvel at the numerous galleries of photos and videos (like this one from Smash LeFunk), visit envisionfestival.com. It's the place where memories are stored, but more importantly, it's your gateway to memories waiting to be made.
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