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Out There: Colorado’s ARISE Festival (Plus, a 50-Minute Dance-All-Night Yoga Playlist)

Whether you're getting pumped to attend this year's ARISE Festival or just want to experience it vicariously through Spotify, flowing to this playlist is the perfect prep for a big night out.

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ARISE Music Festival is an annual gathering for yogis and activists to come together for music, yoga, and a chance to connect to nature and each other. The venue is a 350-acre organic farm and retreat center, 65 miles north of Denver in Loveland, Colorado. Sunrise Ranch has hosted the leave-no-trace music festival for the past five years, and this year will feature one of their strongest lineups of musicians and yoga teachers to date. 

From bands like Atmosphere, Tipper, Ani DiFranco, and Rising Appalachia—you’ll find yourself dancing late into the night. Plus, you can catch yoga classes during the day with world-class teachers like YJ Master Class instructor Shiva Rea

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Rea will be teaching two powerful classes to liberate you and open your heart chakra. “Most people have sensations of their ‘inner sun’—the heat sensation that is connected to the electromagnetic field generated by our heart organ,” says Rea about her “Embodying the Sun of Your Energetic Heart” class. “This one-hour practice will integrate mantra, mudra, vinyasa into a movement meditation for all.”

Other local favorites at the festival will feature Gina Caputo, Steph Schwartz, Rob Loud, and Tyrone Beverly. “I have respect for all the teachers in the festival and always enjoy seeing how other teachers like R.R. Shakti, Gina Caputo, Sofia Diaz, and Nataraja Kellio transmit the roots of yoga for all,” Rea says. 

One more thing we love about ARISE is their commitment to “global-cooling” initiatives. The festival plants a tree for every ticket sold and even hosts an organic farmer’s market in the campground so attendees can enjoy fresh, local produce throughout the event. 

Event at a Glance


Three-day yoga and music festival


August 4–6, 2017


Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado


$219 for a 3-day GA Festival Pass that includes walk-in camping. Upgrade your ticket for VIP backstage access ($169–$319) or for RV camping ($139–$169)

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The ARISE Festival’s 50-Minute Dance-All-Night Playlist

Practice to this 50-minute yoga playlist to get pumped for the amazing lineup of artists at this year’s event—or get a taste of the festival from afar.

Download the free Spotify software to listen to our playlists—and check back weekly for more of our fave yoga tunes.