Find your center and rejuvenate your inner self at Yogafort during Treefort Music Fest. This year, Yogafort is back in full force with three full days of music, meditation, yoga, Kirtan, breathwork, and dance, happening at three venues in downtown Boise.
We eagerly welcome recording artist, award-winning author, and yoga teacher, MC YOGI, who will headline the upcoming festival! Additionally, we’re thrilled to present the captivating live mural experience, 10,000 Buddhas by Amanda Giacomini, at Yogafort 2024.
Yogafort 2024 will feature classes, meditations, and music with:
MC YOGI + AMANDA GIACOMINI + EAST FOREST + SCOTT NICE + MARISA RADHA WEPPNER + JOHANNA BEEKMAN + CHRISTINA BRAUN + NICOLE BEALL & TERESA CROWLEY + LETA HARRIS NEUSTAEDTER & DAN COSTELLO + CELESTE BOLIN + JACKIE WILDE SORENSEN + ALEXIS STANDLEY + JOSEPH LYLE + JONAH AND BRITTANY BOERSMA WITH BZEN WELLNESS + SHADOE RAYNE + HEATHER CRAIG + JENNIFER MILES & GORDON OGDEN + JENN CRAWFORD + ERIKA HILL & EMILY CLARK + BRI STRODTBECK + DJ JESSE D + DJ LEGZ + BRIAN LOUDERBOUGH ROOTED VIBRATION + AUDIOWASH + AMANDA MENDEZ + THIRD SEVEN + DIRK MANLEY + Y12 – YOGA 12 STEP RECOVERY + KIDS YOGA WITH MEG + MORE
Get into the groove at the Yogafort Kick Off Party during Treefort Music Fest on Wednesday, 3/20, at the new Studio Lotus Spa and Event space on 8th St. The excitement continues with Yogafort events throughout the day at JUMP and Source Meditation Space from Thursday, 3/21, to Saturday, 3/23.
Gain entry to all Yogafort events with a 5-day or 1-day Festival Pass or a Yogafort Pass. Yogafort Passes are only $75 and allow priority access to all events, plus access to all Treefort shows by Yogafort musicians! There are only 300 Yogafort Passes available (can be combined with festival passes). Grab your pass now.
Meet the 2024 Yogafort artists:
(Point Reyes, California)
MC YOGI is a recording artist, award winning author, and yoga teacher. He’s taught yoga and performed across the globe including headlining at Wanderlust festivals in over 30 US cities as well as Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and Korea. His unique style of music and teaching is joy filled and spiritually up lifting. His first three records were all #1 on the iTunes world music charts and his fifth album, Ritual Mystical, reached #1 on apple electronic music. In 2017 HarperOne published his memoir, Spiritual Graffiti which tells the story of his early years as a juvenile delinquent, living at a group home for at risk boys, to discovering yoga and launching his career as MC YOGI. When he is not on tour, MC YOGI teaches at his home studio Point Reyes Yoga, which he founded with his wife Amanda in 2001 (see the next artist below).
(Point Reyes, California)
Amanda Giacomini is an artist and yoga teacher who is best known for her 10,000 Buddhas project. Inspired by ancient Buddhist artwork in the Ajanta caves in India, Amanda set out on a mission to paint 10,000 Buddhas. After a decade of painting, 10,000 Buddhas is a worldwide art project, including large scale murals, fine art paintings, works on paper, and textiles. Amanda is also a dedicated Yogini with over 20 years of of teaching experience. She has taught yoga all over the world at festivals, art museums, night clubs, and even the White House. She continues to teach weekly classes at Point Reyes Yoga in Northern California which she co-founded in 2001 with her husband MC YOGI. She has been featured in National Geographic, New York Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, and Origin Magazine.
Since 2008, East Forest has used music to guide listeners through modern journeys of deep introspection. The electro-acoustic project has remained primarily a solo effort (of Krishna-Trevor Oswalt), straddling the worlds of ambient, neoclassical, electronic and indie-pop.
Whether via his Music For Mushrooms: A Soundtrack For The Psychedelic Practitioner album series, his collaborative spoken word album with Ram Dass, or one of his communal “Ceremony Concerts,” East Forest’s goal has always been “building bridges and creating an approach that’s grounded, embodied, unarguable and for everybody.”
His latest album Music For The Deck of The Titanic is an homage to the infamous ship’s musicians who spent their last hours playing songs for passengers. Beautiful, poignant and extremely human, it’s a reprieve in a fast-moving world, built around an acoustic backbone of live drums, stand-up bass, earnest vocals and intimate piano.
(Nevada City, Califorina)
World sounds soar over lush beats as Scott merges electronic with acoustic, dipping into Afro-Latin, tropical and middle eastern sounds in the process. Scott’s roots in Turntablism and Hip-Hop shine with his remix/mash-ups of classic tunes accompanied by live scratching to create a one-of-a-kind sonic journey. Since 2016 Scott has released 6 full length albums and countless remixes working with many amazing collaborators such as The Polish Ambassador, Liquid Bloom, Poranguí, Alex Serra, Wildlight, El Buho, Mose, Ayla Nereo, Uji, Yemanjo, Volo, DJ Taz Rashid, Equanimous, and many more.
Radha is driven by a desire to understand what it means to be human, the nature of reality and what is God. Her offerings aim to create a state of union within oneself for a felt sense of the ineffable. She helps individuals turn knowledge to wisdom by cultivating a connection to Self and a tangible sense of the deepest Truths of existence. Merging ancient wisdom with direct experience, she creates a grounded, safe and expansive environment in which to explore one’s inner world. She has extensive experience working with groups and individuals to help them heal core wounds, release limiting beliefs, and create a life of depth, meaning, and purpose.
Radha is a 1000 hr Nosara Yoga Master Educator and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. She has been facilitating transformation and self-awakening for over two decades through a variety of settings including classes, retreats, community organizing, guiding journeys, and private coaching. She is a faculty member of Esalen Institute, the co-owner of Source Meditation Space, and a therapist at Boise Ketamine Clinic. Her meditation album Guidance, with music by East Forest, is available on all streaming platforms and she is also the host of the podcast Love, Service, Wisdom.
Johanna Beekman, (E-RYT® 500, YACEP), a multi-genre recording artist, Singer/Songwriter, and yoga guide, captivates global audiences with her soulful voice and transformative workshops. Recognized for her inspiring conscious music, she incorporates world influences and Mantras to inspire deep healing and unity. Nominated for conscious music awards, her songs resonate internationally and feature in influential playlists. Johanna, creator of Lullaby Yoga®, Free Your Soul’s Voice, One Heart TV, and Shakti United, is acclaimed in yoga and interfaith communities, and on the festival circuit. Recently, LA Yoga Magazine praised her latest release, Yoga Soundtracks Vol. 2, calling it “soothing, deeply inspirational, and prayerful.” She supports Nepali children through her “Mantra Sangha” video and Shakti shop.