Bali Vegan Festival Day 2! Event Descriptions for Saturday 7th October

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Bali Vegan Festival Day 2! Event Descriptions for Saturday 7th October

Bali Vegan Festival

Day 2 of the festival is off to a flying start with morning yoga and Gi Gong sessions following by talks, screenings and more! Read below for a little more info for what’s on offer on Day 2, Saturday 7th October…

Venue: Paradiso

“Asana and Movement Combo” with Georgia Morley
Georgia Morley is a Certified Doula, Holistic Nutritionist/classically trained Chef and Registered Yoga Instructor. Enjoy this morning activating yoga to set your day off right!

“Yin Yoga” with Lia Gunawan
Throughout her journey, yoga and meditation have allowed Lia Gunawan to enter the realm of daily living with compassion towards herself and others. By sharing her passion, Lia hopes you will find your own style of personal practice and create your own fun journey to live in. Stretch and meditate with Lia in a Yin Yoga session.

“Choosing a Raw Vegan Conscious Lifestyle” by Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray
Description: There is more to being Raw Vegan than you may realise! Janette and Alan will share their 16+ years experience as raw vegans and how making the connection that a Raw Vegan Conscious Lifestyle is about more than what we eat! This inspiring talk and visual presentation will provide more reasons than one to motivate and reinforce your resolve to become and stay raw vegan for life. Since running around Australia, Janette and Alan have hiked a total of 2500 miles, walking along the Pilgrim Trails in France and Spain. The Pilgrim Way (France) and Camino (Spain) have been followed since the 13th century from points all over Europe to the Spanish town of Santiago de Compostella. With the change of pace from running to walking, they have enjoyed the experience of ‘Walking Within’, which they will share during their talk and visual presentation of their adventures along the Way. They will also outline their next adventure of hiking on the Pilgrim Trail in China, a two-week hike in the Himalayan foothills with an ascent of 10,000 ft.

“RAW the Documentary” followed by Q&A with Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray
Indonesian Premiere Screening of ‘’RAW -the Documentary’. Riding on rave reviews from the Australia, USA, Hong Kong and China Premier Screening Tour, the Bali Vegan Festival has been chosen as the only venue for the Indonesian Premier screening of ‘RAW the Documentary’, before it goes to Europe and the UK. The cinematically produced feature film is based on Janette and Alan’s World Record Run around Australia, an epic achievement of running 366 consecutive marathons (a total of 15,782 km), a marathon per day (no days off!), fuelled entirely on a Raw Vegan diet of fresh, ripe fruit and vegetables, while wearing Vibram barefoot shoes! Watch as the couple surpass gruelling challenges during a run through the harsh terrain of this unforgiving continent. Redefine what you think is possible!

“How To Be An Effective Activist” by James Aspey
Each and every one of us has the power to influence others and help change this world. Spreading the vegan message can help add years to our friends and family’s lives while simultaneously saving the planet and bringing an end to the exploitation and slaughter of the most innocent beings on Earth. First, we need to learn what to say, then we need to learn how to say it to be most effective. In this speech, James shares his tips and experiences of how to influence others to change their lives for the better.

“What The Health” followed by Q&A with Kip Andersen
Kip Andersen is the founder of A.U.M. Films and Media, a 501c3 non-profit focused on creating films and media that promote thrivability, compassion, and harmony for all life. A.U.M’s latest film, “What the Health” follows Kip as he uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases – and investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations don’t want us to know about it.

hosted by Yeshi
Register now at!
Are you disillusioned with the search for love? Tonight we host an evening of conscious connections. For vegans – and those wishing to make a positive change in their lives. It might just be written in the stars… Put your name down today and be in the running to win a vegan-friendly prize pack and special offers for two!

Live Piano by JAIV

“The Last Pig” by Allison Argo
Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. The soul-bearing narrative carries us through the pig famers final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever.

VENUE: Event Pavilion – Taksu

“Pranayama – Breath Work” with Pablo Gascon
Introduction to Pranayama(breath work), this session is all about learning how to breath properly, developing awareness when you are breathing is to connect with the present moment fully concentrate. Pablo will share several techniques easy to follow and practice.  Pranayama means life force expansion, the greater the breath the longer your lifeline.

“Home Remedies: Secret Sharing” with Liat Solomon
Liat is the founder of Down to Earth Bali, Earth Cafe and the Bali Vegan Festival. She is a trained macrobiotic chef and counsellor, having learnt under direct tutelage of master Michio Kushi. She opened her first restaurant at the age of 19 and has delved into the kitchens of hundreds of ill and suffering individuals, produced a series of cooking classes, led group detox retreats, macrobiotic conferences, Buddhist conventions, diet cruises and worked with numerous world famous people who are on the path of healing with whole foods. Her workshop on Home Remedies will give you invaluable knowledge about how to heal yourself naturally from a variety of ailments, and how to avoid getting ill in the first place!

“Living a Life of Pleasure” with Anshu Singh
Most people in the world today are living a life of pressure instead of pleasure. The pressure of society, job, family and our minds causes unhappiness and in many cases depression and anxiety. Anshu’s mission is to help people have more pleasure in life starting with enjoying a cup of tea with pleasure to deep sexual pleasure. Pleasure happens when we allow it to happen. Come and attend this experiential workshop with Anshu to learn tools to allow more pleasure to flow in your body and learn to shift the mind blocks that stop the pleasure. By the end of this workshop, you would feel uplifted, alive, inspired and connected to the pleasure of being alive.

Fasting: The Fastest Way to Heal and Simplicity and The Healing Spectrum by Dr. Andrea Paige
Andréa’s trademark lecture continues to inspire thousands… We’ve forgotten that the most potent medicine, the most powerful healer and the quickest route to health is simply allowing the body to repair itself. Our deep disconnection from this body and its messages has left us curled up in the corner of the pharmacy, in confusion amongst the marketing massacre. Though it is indeed our greatest wealth, our health is not a commodity. This one lecture could change the course of your life – and your health – forever. Don’t miss a chance to re- think what you think you know about human possibility and potential. You are more powerful than you’ve ever been led to believe. Tap back in. Your body’s waiting to show you its potential. Come learn about why, where, when and how to fast properly on your own. Practical tips and safety protocols. This information is meant for your own empowerment!

VENUE: Kecak – Taksu

“How to Optimize the Lymphatic System” by Dr. Yulli
Dr. Yulli earned her Masters degree in Anti-Aging & Prevention Medicine in 2009, and has since specialized in wellness & diseases prevention. In her talk, ‘How to Optimize the Lymphatic System’, Dr. Yulli will talk about the dynamic role of lymphatic health and the importance of lymphatic drainage.

Thyme and Caramel – “A Journey of Positivity, Kindness and Happiness” by Arielle Chennara
Arielle Chennara is a 15 year old entrepreneur and founder of Bali’s first vegan & gluten-free cakery called Thyme and Caramel. Arielle will be presenting her journey in finding positivity, kindness and happiness through Thyme and Caramel. Arielle will also talk about the sustainability aspects of her cakery and what she thinks about veganism.

“Farm animals protection: what HSI is doing globally in Asia and Vietnam”
Humane Society International is one of the only global animal protection organizations working to help all animals—including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals and wildlife—and their record of achievement demonstrates the dedication and effectiveness. Campaign Manager for Farm Animals Protection in Vietnam for HSI, Trang Dang, works on various meat reduction programs and animal welfare policies. With the organization, she’s reaching out to schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants and businesses across the region to promote a healthier, greener and more compassionate lifestyle. Come learn about their efforts and achievements at her talk!

VENUE: Vegan Village Stage

Qi Gong with Master Khien Phuc
Khien Phuc, of Cambodian origin,has been practicing and teaching external (Kung Fu) as well as internal (Tai Chi, Qi Gong) martial arts for more than 30 years. He will teach you the form called “The 5 Animals Qi Gong”, being an expert in this practice. This form of Qi Gong, well known in China, is one the four methods officially recognized. It has been created by Hua Tuo (a doctor in medicine of the Han dynasty), each movement of which is the result from his watching wild animals’ behaviours.

“Animal Rescue in Indonesia” by Femke den Haas from JAAN
Femke den Haas is a co-founder of the Jakarta Animal Aid Network, a small nonprofit started in 2008. She is originally from the Netherlands; the organisation’s members include a mix of foreign nationals and Indonesians. She will talk about JAAN’s works in helping protect animals rights across Indonesia and more specifically their Free Bali Dolphins campaign and their efforts.

with Nina Nahatya (Radiantly Alive)
Nina is a talented, creative and intuitive yogini sharing her infectious passion for yoga to over 10,000 students every year. Nina’s original and ingenious sequencing and emphasis on body alignment along with her genuine love for yoga and graceful awareness inspires students to build confidence, strength and presence to cultivate their own personal practice.

Music performance by Kate Fleming

Music performance by Yude and Friends

VENUE: Vegan Village Workshop Tent


“Italian Cooking – The Vegan Way” with Salvatore Pesti
Salvatore grew up on the Mediterranean Island of Sicily, learning the traditional art of Italian cuisine from a young age which has been handed down through family generations. In this cooking class Sal will show you how to make Pumpkin ravioli arugula almonds pesto sauce, Portobello mushroom meatballs cheddar cheese gravy sauce, and Vegan cup cake Tiramisù, cashew crème, sweet fluffy spongy cake dipped in barley cafe. Learn how to cook Italian classics the vegan way!


“Intro to Fermented Food and Drinks” with Sayuri Tanaka
Sayuri has spent time as a vegan chef in Japan, followed by 5 years in India as a yoga retreat chef. She has also had experience as a raw food chef for over 3 years at yoga teacher trainings in Bali, before she established herself in Ubud to run her own yoga & raw food retreat. In this workshop you’ll learn the benefits of fermented foods and drinks and how to best consume these and for what purposes. Sayuri will be demonstrating how to make water kefir, kombucha, and fermented nut cheese.

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