By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun
2:50 PM EDT, May 15, 2011
Bring your karma and your chameleon to the KarmaFest this weekend at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville.
In its sixth year, the festival is the work of Patricia Hawse, a Red Cross volunteer who found solace in meditation during her time in Louisiana, where she helped victims of Hurricane Katrina. Afterwards, Hawse vowed to spread the word about the benefits of yoga, meditation, holistic medicine and the power of the pysche.
Whether you're a master of the downward-facing dog or simply a poseur, it doesn't matter because by the end of the week we could all use some good karma.
The plan: The festival is both Saturday and Sunday, so Preakness fans won't have to miss out. Entertainment includes live music from Baltimore's own Telesma, or bring an instrument and form your own drum circle.
About 100 vendors will be on hand to offer food (some vegan), New Age and holistic products as will reflexologists, massage therapists and practitioners of reiki, a Japanese healing method.
Bring your own mat and join in as local instructors offer yoga classes accompanied by live music in the main amphitheatre.
The details: The event is rain or shine and takes place Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is a recommended donation of $5, which includes free yoga and meditation. For an additional fee of $15 for the day or $20 for the weekend, guests can also sign up for lectures and workshops on psychic readings, weight loss and more.
Information: Go to karmafest.com.
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