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Yoga Festivals Around The World

Yoga Festivals 2019

August 07-21
Yoga Festival Verano
Besalú, Girona, Spain
August 14-19
Udaya Live
Borovets, Sofia, Bulgaria
August 14-21
Kundalini Yoga Festival
Yuzhnyy, Tuapse,  Russia
August 22-25
Wanderlust - Tremblant
Tremblant, QC, Canada
August 23-26
Exhale Festival
Wiston Steyning UK, UK
August 29- September 01
Floyd Yoga Jam
5555 Indian Valley Rd Willis, Floyd, VA, USA
September 05-08
Yoga Festival St. Anton
Arlberg, St. Anton, Austria
September 05-08
Yogafestival am Bodensee
Ostbad, Bodensee, Germany
September 07-08
YOGA FEST Thüringen
September 11-16
Bhakti Fest
Joshua Tree, CA, USA
September 20-22
Love Yoga Fest Cape Cod
Cape Cod, MA, USA
September 20-22
Yogafestival Kitzbühel
A-ROSA resort, Ried Kaps 7, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria
September 21
AcroYoga Fest: Greece
Athens, Central Athens, Greece
October 04-06
National Kids Yoga Conference
Nannie J. Lee Center 1108 Jefferson Street Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314
October 04-07
Kundalini Yoga Festival Australia
Mangrove Creek, Australia
October 11-13
Kama Sutra Festival
Copenhagen, Denmark
October 18-20
Om Yoga Show
Alexandra Palace, London, UK
October 19
SC Yoga and Healing Arts Festival
Burry Park 131 Cargill Way Hartsville, SC 29550
October 21-27
Ibiza Tantra Festival
Club Hotel Portinatx San Juan Labritja 07810 Cala Portinatx, Spain
October 25-27
Nordic Yoga Conference
Malmö, Sweden
October 26
Namas Day Philly
Philadelphia, PA
November 01-04
Pure Action Yoga Research Conference
University of Texas at Austin
November 01-03
Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival
HUNTER MOUNTAIN, NY, USA
November 01-03
Stockholm Yoga and Dance Festival
Birger Jarlsgatan 70, 114 20 Stockholm, Sweden
November 21-23
Yogafest at Dubai
Dubai Internet City’s Amphitheater, United Arab Emirates


Yoga Festivals 2020

January 04
The Yoga Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA, USA
March 05-09
Spirit Fest
Citrusdal, South Africa

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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