Jack is a troubadour in the truest sense of the word, travelling the world, a global citizen. Born in the UK, he started his career in Amsterdam and now lives in Italy. In between his tours have taken him to over 40 countries, and he has played over 700 concerts while collaborating with dozens of amazing musicians from around the globe. He now has a discography of 400+ folk songs about the people and places he has encountered and has recorded 8 studio albums. His tongue in cheek, insightful, sardonic and brutally honest lyrics are his trademark.
As an Ayurvedic practitioner Jack helps people 1-on-1 with their health and lifestyle issues through Ayurveda, the ancient art of health and longevity. As a troubadour he spreads this knowledge to a wider audience with songs that explain the teachings of Ayurveda through memorable songs.
The songs and teaching in his workshop are based on Ashtanga Hridaya Sutra Sthana - the complete Ayurvedic Encyclopedia. Ashtanga Hridaya is the third major treatise on Ayurveda. It was written by Vagbhata around the 7th century (AD 500) in Sutra (poetic) form. Jack Stafford has translated the concepts in some of the key Sanskrit verses into 21st century songs that people can easily understand and remember.
Stockholm Yoga and Dance Festival
The Ballet Academy Birger Jarlsgatan 70 102 39 Stockholm, Sweden
A weekend filled with Yoga, Dance, Meditation, Lectures, Wellness Bazaar, Live music and Dj Club. www.yodafestival.se/en
Heartbeat Festival (CANCELLED)
Buchenau Castle, Hermann-Lietz-Str. 13
A huge retreat with meditations, yoga, dance, live music and concerts, singing, healing rituals, women and Men's circles, creativity, encounters and more in an old German castle. www.heartbeatfestival.de
Where retreat meets festival: A weekend to dip into yoga, dance, pilates, talks, workshops, live music, DJs, lakeside revelry and treatments in the woods. www.flovibe.com
Yoga retreat in beautiful Hampshire. The theme is India – birthplace of yoga. Set in 18 acres of beautiful and peaceful grounds, Park Place is a fine old Georgian house in a centre run by Indian nuns.
Norwegian Yoga Festival
Nøsasvingen 19, Panoramavegen
Norway's Yogafestival comes to Nøsen for the third year in a row, bringing together many international teachers of Yoga and Buddhism, alongside some of Norway's top yoga instructors, researchers and practitioners. www.norgesyogafestival.no
Trigance, Var (83)
Harmonic festival offers a relaxed and harmonious world of harmony , mind and soul in harmony with universal values, collective responsibility, sharing and caring. The force of this event is in their ability to gather performing arts, workshops, conferences and music (ambient, downtempo, dub, ethnic ...) www.harmonic-festival.com
Yoga Connects Festival
Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH
The British yoga camping event of the year. Enjoy posh camping, music festival, the largest British yoga class. Yoga Connects Festival is all about CONNECTION. www.yogaconnects.co.uk
Frog Lotus Yoga Festival
Suryalila Retreat Centre, Pago de Pajarete, 11650 Villamartin
Fun-filled Yoga Workshops, Yoga Classes, Meditations, Dance, Acro-Yoga, Kirtan and Fabulous Live Music with great artists. Includes master yoga teachers from renowned Frog Lotus Yoga, plus guests. http://suryalila.com/summer-yoga-festival/