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Yoga Festivals Around The World

Yoga Festivals 2020

October 02-04
Geneva Yoga Art Festival
Geneva, Paquis Temple
October 09-11
Texas Yoga Conference
Ismaili Jamatkhana Centre 1700 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States
October 16-18
Om Yoga Show
Alexandra Palace, London, UK
October 17
SC Yoga and Healing Arts Festival
Burry Park 131 Cargill Way Hartsville, SC 29550
October 19-25
Ibiza Tantra Festival
Club Hotel Portinatx San Juan Labritja 07810 Cala Portinatx, Spain
October 19-21
SYR - Symposium on Yoga Research
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, MA
October 23-25
Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival
HUNTER MOUNTAIN, NY, USA
October 30- November 01
Stockholm Yoga and Dance Festival
Birger Jarlsgatan 70, 114 20 Stockholm, Sweden
November 06-08
Murfest Malaysia
Malaysian Tourism Centre in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 20-22
Nordic Yoga Conference
Malmö, Sweden


Yoga Festivals 2021

January 16
The Yoga Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA, USA
January 29-31
Oslo Yogafestival
Sagene Samfunnshus, Oslo, Norway
February 05-07
Stockholm Yoga Games and the Nordic Yoga Conference
Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 104 62 Stockholm T-bana Mariatorget, Sweden
March 06-08
IlmioFestival
Convento Suore Orsoline - via Livorno, 50 - Roma, Italy
October 01-04
Kundalini Yoga Festival Australia
Mangrove Creek, Australia

What to do at Yoga Festival?

Practice
A lot. A whole lot. There are various classes for all levels going from sunrise until sunset – so be prepared for a fair amount of physical exertion. You can go with a regular style and try to augment your practice going forward. Or you could try something different and aim for some totally new experience. How about assuming a Warrior Pose on the surface of water? Or doing a Head Stand in a hammock, perhaps?

Get inspired
We all dream of finding a teacher that’s right for us. You may already have one, but at the festival of yoga there’s always someone to compare with. The organizers invite really best ones, and when you’re back at your native yoga studio, you’ll have a lot to share.

Be free
The yoga festival is by no means a gathering of hardcore yogis who can easily sit in a Lotus position or put their leg behind the ear. Most of the participants are regular people who attend a usual yoga class back home a couple of times a week. But those are the ones who eventually have made up their minds to push beyond their comfort zones.

International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh, India (March 1-7, 2016) Photo courtesy Kyer Wiltshire
International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh, India (March 1-7, 2016)
Photo courtesy Kyer Wiltshire

Make friends
Be prepared to make new exciting acquaintances. It will be simple and easy: on a week-end in a big nice company of people who are greatly in love with yoga, at the same level as you are.

Dance
Concerts and parties at yoga festivals is something really special. And, even if it’s like pulling teeth getting you onto the dancefloor back in your home town, especially when you’re totally exhausted after a long session practicing, here you won’t want to go to bed that early.

What to bring?

  • a yoga mat and a mat bag or sling
  • props, if you need them
  • a bottle for water
  • light and nutritious snacks
  • sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hat
  • a repellent
  • a towel
  • yoga clothes for various weather conditions
  • footwear for moving about the area
  • some cash
Bhakti Fest at Joshua Tree, CA, 2014Photo: Richard Nesdale
Bhakti Fest at Joshua Tree, CA, 2014
Photo: Richard Nesdale

What is the cost?

It’s around $100 per festival day based on the all-day pass* rate. Plus the cost of lodging. Festival websites always provide a list of lodging facilities available in the area at the time, including campsites where you can put up a tent*. If board is not included, make sure you factor in your possible food expenses, meals being pretty expensive down there. Plus things like T-shirts, souvenirs, disks, books, etc. Yes, the weekend may be quite pricey, but it’s definitely worth it.

* if you want a complete immersion 🙂

Wanderlust at Squaw Valley. Image courtesy of Wanderlust Festivals. Used by permission.
Wanderlust at Squaw Valley, 2014
Image courtesy of Wanderlust Festivals. Used by permission.


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