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Yoga Festivals Around The World

Yoga Festivals 2018

November 13-17
On Fire Yoga Fest
PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO
November 15-17
Yogafest at Dubai
Dubai Internet City’s Amphitheater, United Arab Emirates
November 17-18
Tantra Festival UK
Wimbourne Studio 151-155 New North Road London N1 6TA, UK
November 23-25
Festival de Yoga Salvador
Loteamento Praia de Stella Maris, Rua B - S/N, Stella Maris, Salvador - Bahia, Brasil


Yoga Festivals 2019

January 05
The Yoga Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA, USA
February 08-09
Stockholm Yoga Games and the Nordic Yoga Conference
Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 104 62 Stockholm T-bana Mariatorget, Sweden
February 09-10
Victoria Yoga Conference
University of Victoria, BC, Canada
March 01-07
International Yoga Festival
Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India
March 01-04
San Diego Yoga Festival
Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA
March 02-03
Joogafestival Helsinki
Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
March 14-17
6th Sedona Yoga Festival
Sedona, Arizona, USA
March 24-31
BaliSpirit Yoga Festival
Ubud, Bali
April 10-14
Sat Nam Fest Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree retreat center, CA, USA
April 19-21
Texas Yoga Conference
Ismaili Jamatkhana Centre 1700 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77479 United States
April 26-28
Gothenburg Yoga Games and the Nordic Yoga Conference
Mässans Gata/Korsvägen, 412 94 Göteborg, Sweden
May 01-06
Yoga-Rainbow Festival
Çıralı, Turkey
May 11-12
Om Yoga Show
M17 8AS, Stretford, Manchester, UK
May 11-12
The Yoga Shala Expo
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

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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