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Yoga Festivals Around The World

Yoga Festivals 2018

May 24-27
Paraty Yoga Festival
Paraty, Brasil
May 31- June 03
Yoga Conference DE
Helenenstrasse 14, Cologne, Germany
May 31- June 03
Colour Fest
St. Giles House Wimborne St. Giles, Wimborne, Dorset, UK
June 01-03
City 2 Sand Festival
Calpe, Alicante, Spain
June 08-10
Wanderlust - Snowshoe
Snowshoe, WV, USA
June 14-17
SYTAR - Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research
Newport Beach, CA
June 15-17
Just Love Festival
The Ashram - Shree Peetha Nilaya, Geisberg, Springen, Germany
June 21-24
Wanderlust - Stratton
June 29- July 01
Dutch Yoga Festival
Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands
July 06-08
Chamonix Yoga Festival
241 Allée du Majestic, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
July 14-15
Muskoka Yoga Festival
July 19-22
Bliss Beat Festival
Hari-OM, Loc Boschi,Sezzadio, Piedmont, Italy
July 19-22
Wanderlust - Squaw Valley
North Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
July 19-22
Telluride Yoga Festival
Telluride, CO, USA
July 19-22
World Yoga Festival
Beale Park, Reading, Berkshire, UK
July 20-22
Northwest Yoga Feast
Eureka Center | 6162 Eureka Rd | Sagle Id 83860, USA
July 20-22
Yoga Dance Festival
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
July 26-29
Ashville Yoga Festival
Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, Ashville, NC, USA
July 26-29
YogaFest: Song of the Morning
Song of Morning Ranch Rd Vanderbilt, MI, 49795, United States
July 30- August 05
One World Summer Festival
Cannington, Sumerset, UK
August 02-05
Wanderlust Whistler
Whistler, BC, Canada
August 03-05
Arise Festival
Loveland, CO, USA
August 03-05
Yoga & Movement Arts festival
Kontraskjæret , 0151 Oslo, Norway
August 08-12
Sat Nam Fest Berkshires
Lenox, MA, USA
August 10-12
YogaLife Festival
Laarne, Belgium
August 15-20
Udaya Live
Borovets, Sofia, Bulgaria
August 17-19
Soul Circus
Elmore, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
August 23-26
Wanderlust - Tremblant
Tremblant, QC, Canada
August 24-26
Copenhagen Yoga Festival
Tiøren, Amager Strandpark, Copenhagen, Denmark
August 30- September 02
Yoga Festival St. Anton
Arlberg, St. Anton, Austria
September 07-09
Yogafestival Kitzbühel
A-ROSA resort, Ried Kaps 7, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria
September 12-17
Bhakti Fest
Joshua Tree, CA, USA
September 30
Yoga Fun Day
Santa Clara, CA, USA

What to do at Yoga Festival?

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.

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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