The Bali Spirit Festival 2014 kicked off today, and despite the heat hundreds of practitioners made their way down to Purnati to work on their form, dance to the music or do other stuff that was too complicated for photographer Rio Helmi to understand. He did, however, take some pictures, so not all is lost. He found some pretty serious yoga going, and some other stuff that he thought was, well, far out.

 

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Someone give the boy a proper drum!

 

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Real men do yoga.

 

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A little tweak here and there….

 

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or maybe a bit more of a tweak here

 

 

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Listen up. The Man is telling  you  how it is…

 

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And then it’s a little bit like  a halleluyah moment

 

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Some forms seemed a little more experimental… wait where is your foot?

 

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Okay this hand thing seems easier than the foot thing..

 

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Serious stuff.

 

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And now for a change of element…. Watsu anyone?

 

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HMmm. To buy food, you had to buy tickets. Wait a minute, isn’t money paper too? Wow, civilisation is so sophisticated…

 

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And live music at lunch, this little girl got rhythm!

 

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Wait, wait, what’s that step?

 

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Well, so,  have you ever tried it?

 

 

 

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Local school kids learn the basics about viruses and HIV.

 

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While real little kids get to play too

 

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Balinese Dance is easier if you start when you are 5 years old…

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Dek Gun, alias Made Gunarta,  has, it seems,  no concept of evil