From a Survey taken at Evolvefest 2012, here’s what Festival-goers are saying about THE EVOLVEFEST SCENE:
~”Just wanted to certify that Evolvefest was without doubt, the single biggest POSITVE surprise of my 2012 Summer.
The positivity and cooperation amongst and between festival goers, vendors and staff was without compare~!”
~ “Incredible vibe all around!”
~”The festival was AMAZING. I can honestly say that I truly had a DEEP spiritual awakening, can’t wait to attend again next year!”
~ “Amazing atmosphere. The people and vibe were amazing. The best festival I’ve been to!”
~ “Laid back. Great people. Best scene I’ve come across!”
~”Let me tell you, I been to TONS of gatherings like this across the country. But the FAMILY vibe and community vibe at Evolve is unparalleled!”
~ “Phenomenal yoga, intense energy, beautiful people!”
~ “Really enjoyed the energy and the flow of the tribe”
~ “The best of the vibes.”
~ “Great vibe. Attracted all the right people.”
~ “There were so many awesome workshops, vendors, really really beautiful people! It is the atmosphere needed in the world.”
~ “Amazing!! Such a beautiful vibe. The people, music, and activities are awesome.”
~ “I was so impressed by the vibe at Evolve. Thank you for your prayers, intentions and hard work which made it so maximum.”
~ “It was excellent, full of love, creation, cosmic energy. It had a rainbow vibe. Great vendors and workshops and camps.”
~ “The positivity and the learnings were overwhelming! There were so many great workshops and speakers that were oh so smart! Great people, really really loving people! Thank you so much for everything!” xox
~ “Very loving, laid back festival. Lots of good workshops. Lots to be learned here.”
~ “Totally Feng Shui! The vibes are nothing but positive! I had a blast~!”
~” I loved the scene and how personal it is, you learn a lot.”
~ “Learned so much. Feel the love and comfortable here. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
~ “Great scene, amazing people.”
~ “Very loving atmosphere created by many unique and vibrant individuals.”
~ “Love, love, love Evolve!! Not sure how it can be better!!”
~” Awesome energy.”
~” I loved all the workshops. Everything was really healing. Everyone is so friendly. I wish I could stay forever.”
~ “Loved the yoga and spirit work, raised the vibe.”
~ “A+ for vending”
~ “Great experience as always”
~ “Love atmosphere – wonderful, interesting, sweet, caring people”
~ “The scene is wonderful. I love it!”
~”Enjoyed the fact that mind-altering substances were at a minimum. I would love to see this as a week long festival. I was witnessing people heal and would love to see them enjoy their healing energies for a bit longer.”
~ “Loved that everyone was hanging out with art all day at the villagers.”
~ “The atmosphere was wonderful, full of positive people.”
~”Very organized and fun.”
~ “Friendly people, beautiful craftmanship and everything. A+”
~ “Atmosphere super “D” duper!”
~ “Very relaxed, chill atmosphere.”
~ “Love the scene, great folks.”
~ “Really great vibe. Friendly, like-minded, beautiful people. Loved the vendors.”
~ “Evolve helped me feel human emotions again and connect with living things around me.”
~ “Love the yoga, gongs, and angel walk. The workshops would have been nice in the grass. Love love
~”Great vibes, great people”
~ “The vibes are great and the workshops are very mind-opening.”
~ “Very positive”
~ “Fucking beautiful.”
~ “Compared pricing with other fests and this one was good.”
~” No complaints! Excellent job! Everyone is awesome! Everything is awesome all around! Thank you!”
“I wanted to share with you my experience last year. I had set the intention to go to Evolvefest and chant and hoop as much as possible. Well everywhere I turned offered those opportunities. I swear I would start the day off with a yoga class then wander around only to find hoop classes then wander some more right into a kirtan! It was just magical.
I was at the Bhakti Tree (I actually teach at the yoga studio where they hail from, Baltimore Yoga Village) set the night EJ left this world. I don’t need to tell you what a powerful experience that was as I remember you being there. Every person there turning their attention and energy toward EJ. What a beautiful way to exit this mortal plane. I was there with my young cousin, only 5 years old. Her mother was helping the EMT’s and this young girl was asking me all kinds of questions, “what’s going on? What’s that thing on his face? What’s that noise? Can we get closer?” She held her hands up and sent him thoughts of healing.
The next day, when I heard that he had passed, I already knew it in my heart. And there wasn’t sadness. It seemed peaceful and surrounded by love and support. I was grateful to have been present.
Now, I didn’t know EJ personally and I don’t know if this is true, but I heard that he had received a heart transplant earlier in his life. The strange thing is at this point, I had a three-year-old niece, Mya, who had been in the hospital for 6 months waiting for a heart. The morning after EJ passed, I was at my boyfriends car and I just randomly decided to pull my cell phone out of his glove box only to find that I had several missed calls and text messages.
Sometime during the night, Mya had received her heart.
Even now, almost a year later, this brings tears to my eyes. It was a true miracle to be present during one mans passing and then to see the gift that death can give. The donor who’s parents made the decision to donate their child’s organs, saved 6 lives and one of those lives was my precious niece, Mya.
When I think of Evolvefest, I think of the miracle of life. Thank you for creating a safe space for people to explore. A safe place for people to be how they are, as they are, where they are.”