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Confirmed 2014 Wake Up Festival Presenters include

Jack Kornfield

Elizabeth Gilbert

Jill Bolte...

Wake Up Festival 2014

August 20-24, 2014

Various Presenters

from Sounds True

Live In-Person Event: US $995.00
August 20-24, 2014
Pre-Festival Intensive: US $295.00
August 18-20, 2014


An Invitation to Wake Up Together

Are you in the midst of a life transition? Has your body (or your soul) given you a wake-up call you can no longer ignore? Do you have a sense that there's more to life than what you've realized thus far? Are you longing for community and connection with like-minded people?


The Wake Up Festival is a five-day immersion experience in personal and collective transformation. It's the largest and only festival of its kind, uniting renowned spiritual teachers, bestselling authors, healers, scientists, poets, yogis, and lovers of life within the context of an open-hearted, uplifting community.

The Wake Up Festival is not your usual "festival." It's not about outer activities; it's about inner exploration and discovery. We think of it as a feast of life-changing insights with just the right amount of practice to enable us to truly embody what we learn. You'll be invited to approach awakening through meditation, personal writing, qigong, yoga, dance, shadow work, and more. And we will do it as individuals each supported by our Wake Up community.

Our annual Wake Up Festival is designed as an all-inclusive, deeply engaging experience that brings you:

  • Powerful spiritual teachers such as Jack Kornfield, yogini-activists such as Seane Corn, and powerful healers such as qigong master Robert Peng
  • Insights from leading experts on the convergence of spiritual awakening and neuroscience such as Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
  • The power of community—joining with other people who are in the process of awakening who support us in our unfolding and expand our ability to be vulnerable and to give and receive love
  • The beauty that is expressed through inspired poets and writers—such as Mark Nepo—and the images and words they offer that open passageways to our own depths and courageous hearts
  • Ritual—featuring ritual leaders and shamanic teachers like Malidoma Somé and Joseph Marshall III, we will invoke seen and unseen forces to support our process of awakening
  • Celebration—Performances by rare talents including acclaimed sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur and Grammy®-winning cellist David Darling allow us to fall into ecstatic music and dance to discover the boundless dimension of being.

Surrounded by the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains in Estes Park, CO, the Wake Up Festival is held at the YMCA of the Rockies, a conference and retreat center in a beautiful and inviting natural environment intended to support your experience of transformation. Away from the rush and noise of everyday life, the peaceful mountain setting will allow you to relax and immerse yourself in the celebration of your heart's awakening.

The Wake Up Festival is an acknowledgement that there is no "one way" to spiritual awakening; we each have to find the way that is true and authentic for us. Here is a chance to celebrate our human uniqueness while at the same time meeting in a shared experience of open-heartedness. Come join us in 2014, and we can explore waking up together!

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Product details

Live In-Person Event:
Contents Tuition to Sounds True Wake Up Festival
Date Published August 20, 2014
Product Codes 4218, x4218, tx04218
Pre-Festival Intensive:
Contents Tuition to Pre-festival intensive
Date Published August 18, 2014
Product Codes 4347, x4347, tx04347

Customer Reviews

By ed jones
Date Added: Monday 9 September 2013
I came into Wakefest with little expectations due to not really knowing what it was truly about but I left so deeply moved into a new place in my spirit that I never dreamed possible and i am so deeply grateful to Tami and everyone...
Date Added: Tuesday 20 August 2013
The most remarkably transformative experience of my life to date... I can't put into words how much healing I received in body, mind, spirit and soul. I am so grateful to all the teachers and to Tami Simon for putting this together. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
By David T
Date Added: Sunday 7 April 2013
The 2012 Wake Up Festival provided a well designed combination of educational and retreat formats, a renewing mix of inspiring experiential and excellent educational offerings. Having been to many spiritual/meditation retreats as well as professional conferences as a psychologist, this was the best of both worlds. I look forward to being so superbly supported again by the remarkable people affiliated with Sounds True.
By Connie Stark-Doak
Date Added: Thursday 13 December 2012
If you desire to grow in spirit, in the company of a like-minded community, come to Estes Park in August 2013. Take advantage of this uplifting gathering of good souls. How I could be so fortunate to discover Sounds True wbsite initially and then serve with the first volunteer team in 2012 is unknown. What "IS" known is how grateful I am for the valuable teachings offered through the Sounds True oganization and for the amazing team who are coordinating the transformative events of this year's Festival. There is one week on my 2013 calendar that is non-negotiable and it is August 11-18, Estes Park CO, with my Sounds True Family. We look forward to being with you there!
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