Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

Article by Raw Spirit Festivals

For the first time, Raw Spirit participants can bring in the New Year in an exquisite desert paradise just north of Phoenix, Arizona in the most elegant, sweetly-spiritual, healthful, cutting-edge, fun-loving, conscious, abundant, musical, interconnected way imaginable December 30, 2011 to January 1st, 2012 at Arizona’s most magnificent 5 star resort, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. It features 300 Audubon Society-approved acres, lush lawns, mountains views, trails, 4 acres of heated palm-lined swimming pools and rivers, plus a gilded Wildflower Ballroom reserved exclusively for the Raw Spirit New Year’s Festival.

With a theme of “Inspiration, Education, Meditation & Celebration,” participants can expect to have plenty of fun while learning the latest information in health, eco and spiritual living via dynamic presentations and musical performances, including educational sessions by an eclectic array of doctors who are also research authors on natural health. Plus, raw vegan chefs will offer organic raw vegan demos & tastings, amidst a plethora of playshops on yoga, dancing, meditation, singing and more. Meanwhile, attendees can sample an organic raw vegan dishes and shop at vendor booths.

According to festival founder Happy Oasis, “This is much more than a vibrant vegan festival. Our vision is to integrate healthy living, eco-sustainable solutions, music, art, and world peace while creating a community of fun and loving kindness, because together these comprise a comprehensive strategy for positively addressing current global challenges. We feel that our Raw Spirit Festival belongs to the entire ever-expanding, international community.”

Billed as “the world’s leading, largest and longest-lived raw vegan-eco-peace celebration,” the Raw Spirit Festival is a 501c3 educational non profit that offered its first festival in Sedona, Arizona in May of 2005. The non profit has offered more than 200 celebrations since its inception, most of them entirely free to the public. The Raw Spirit organization gives freely to several other non profits and groups in need including Women’s Shelters, Department of Veterans Affairs, Native American groups, Big Brothers Big Sisters and more. Raw Spirit welcomes sponsors and donors so that it can continue to serve for many years to come.

The Fri. Dec. 30th through Sun. Jan. 1st weekend celebration price is only $150. Day tickets are $75 Fri. Dec. 30th and/or $85 Sat. Dec. 31st into the New Year. The group discount hotel rate is $149 per room. To register and for more information, phone (480) 363-0934 or (928) 308-2146 or email Tickets are limited. Pre-registration is highly recommended. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE or view the SCHEDULE.

Article by Raw Spirit Festivals