By: Bree Melero
Photography By: Jamal Eid
Serenity, by dictionary definition, is the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. However, OUR definition of serenity involves music and dancing, art, yoga, good eats, positive vibes, and most importantly, a loving community to share it with. This type of serenity is one you will only find this weekend (March 17-20) at Serenity Gathering.
Back for its 3rd year under the spring equinox, Serenity Gathering welcomes us to their biggest weekend yet. Serenity aims to enlighten its community of attendees by promoting unity for a new, more sustainable and awakened culture. Everything from Serenity’s stunning new home in Joshua Tree – at Joshua Tree Retreat Center – to the incredible workshops and the groovy weekend soundtrack, is built around the principles of community, oneness and loving vibes. This 4-day transformational festival is excited to celebrate the harmonious time of year in which there is total balance between night and day, and dark and light; encouraging us to utilize this symbolic time to welcome balance beyond our own selves. At Serenity, we can revel in each other’s pursuits and passions. We can evoke the change we wish to see in the world. We can be ONE as a loving whole, rather than as individuals.
In addition to the tunage we all love from the amazing up and coming DJs/producers and industry legends such as Shpongle, Labrat, Random Rab, Bleep Bloop, Ill Gates and Emancipator (and many more!) waiting to shower us with their very best beats, Serenity also offers attendees a variety of stimulating workshops in the healing sanctuary. There will also be plenty of healthy organic food options, guided yoga and a series of vendors displaying everything from handmade jewelry to clothes. Did we mention EVERYONE in attendance will also get complimentary car camping! If this doesn’t get you pumped for an inspiring and equally enriching weekend, then you must check out the official Serenity Gathering 2016 Trailer for all the feels!
About Serenity Gathering:
We are a conscious gathering focused on art and music at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in beautiful Southern California. By featuring major and up and coming artists we aim to create an environment where positive connection is possible among like-minded people. You can expect an array of workshops, activities, and art installations. The body germinates, the mind sprouts, the soul nourishes, and the spirit blooms. Come be apart of our creative experience, and leave your worries & stresses behind.