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Yoga Festivals Around The World

Yoga Festivals 2017

September 21-24
Soulful Tribe Az Yoga Festival
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, AZ
September 23-24
Yoga Festival Haarlem
Kleverlaan 9 2023 JC Haarlem Netherlands
September 29- October 01
Yoga Summit Innsbruck
Bildungshaus Seehof, Gramartstraße 10, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
September 29- October 02
Kundalini Yoga Festival Australia
Mangrove Creek, Australia
September 30
Southern Bend Yoga Festival
Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, TN, USA
October 03-07
International Festival of Yogic Heritage
Sri Suttur Math - Mysore Branch, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
October 06-08
AcroYoga Fest: Divine Play
Portland, OR, USA
October 07
Om Festival
October 10-15
Hawaii Yoga Festival
Kalapana, Puna District, Hawaii Island, United States
October 13-15
National Kids Yoga Conference
Nannie J. Lee Center 1108 Jefferson Street Old Town Alexandria, VA 22314
October 14
Big Bear Yoga Festival
YMCA Camp Oakes at 47400 Monte Vista Drive, Big Bear, CA, USA
October 14-15
Tantra Festival UK
Wimbourne Studio 151-155 New North Road London N1 6TA, UK
October 14-15
Yamba Yoga Festival
78 Angourie Rd, Yamba NSW 2464, Australia
October 16-18
SYR - Symposium on Yoga Research
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, MA
October 20-22
Om Yoga Show
Alexandra Palace, London, UK
October 20-23
Yoga Festival Paris
October 20-22
The Groove Yoga Festival
Hamburg, Germany
October 21-22
Pure Action Yoga Research Conference
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Boston, MA
October 21
SC Yoga and Healing Arts Festival
Burry Park 131 Cargill Way Hartsville, SC 29550
October 21
Namas Day DC
Arlington, VA
October 24-29
Ibiza Tantra Festival
Club Hotel Portinatx San Juan Labritja 07810 Cala Portinatx, Spain
November 03-05
Island Elements Festival
Adder Rock Camping ground, North Stradbroke Island, Australia
November 03-05
Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival
November 03-05
Stockholm Yoga and Dance Festival
Birger Jarlsgatan 70, 114 20 Stockholm, Sweden
November 03-05
Murfest Malaysia
Malaysian Tourism Centre in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 04
Brisbane Yoga Expo
Windsor, Brisbane, Australia
November 06-11
Sat Nam Fest Mexico
Puerto Morelos, Mexico
November 09-12
Wanderlust Sunshine Coast
November 10-12
Yoga Festival-Milano
Via Tortona, Milan, Italy
November 10-12
Encuentro Nacional de Yoga
Hotel Royal Pedregal, Mexico City, Mexico
November 10-12
Namaste Festival
X Golf Driving Range, Pintu 5 Senayan Jakarta, Indonesia
November 14-18
On Fire Yoga Fest
November 16-18
Yogafest at Dubai
Dubai Internet City’s Amphitheater, United Arab Emirates
November 17-19
Mahabhuta Yoga Festival
Sanders Beach Community Center, Pensacola, FL, USA
December 01-03
8th Festival de Yoga Salvador
Loteamento Praia de Stella Maris, Rua B - S/N, Stella Maris, Salvador - Bahia, Brasil

Yoga Festivals 2018

January 04-07
Pune International Yoga Festival
New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Paud Road Campus, Erandwane Pune - 411038.(MH) INDIA
January 06
The Yoga Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA, USA
January 06-10
Hawaii Tantra Festival
Hawaii Island, USA
January 19-21
Kundalini Yoga Fest Chile
San Francisco Lodge San Esteban, V Región Los Andes, Chile
January 26-28
Oslo Yogafestival
Sagene Samfunnshus, Oslo, Norway
January 31- February 05
Kundalini Fest Brazil
Praia Grande, Brazil
February 02-04
Yoga Conference Austria
Volksgartenstr.17 Wels
February 08-11
6th Sedona Yoga Festival
Sedona, Arizona, USA
February 09-11
Stockholm Yoga Games and the Nordic Yoga Conference
Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 104 62 Stockholm T-bana Mariatorget, Sweden
February 09-11
Victoria Yoga Conference
University of Victoria, BC, Canada
February 21-25
Envision Festival
Rancho La Merced Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
February 21-25
Northwest Yoga Conference
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
February 22-25
International Yoga Festival NZ
Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Ln, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
February 23-24
Argentina Yoga Fest
La Plata, Argentina
March 01-05
Spirit Fest
Citrusdal, South Africa
March 01-07
International Yoga Festival
Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India
March 01-04
Wanderlust - OAHU
March 03-04
Joogafestival Helsinki
Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
March 08-11
640 State Hwy One , Taupo 3330, NZ
March 09-12
San Diego Yoga Festival
Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA
March 14-18
Lamu Yoga Festival
Shela, Lamu town and Manda Island. Lamu, Kenya
March 23-25
WELL BEING- Spring Festival of Yoga
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
March 31- April 01
Byron Spirit Festival
Mullumbimby, Australia
April 02-08
BaliSpirit Yoga Festival
Ubud, Bali
April 11-15
Sat Nam Fest Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree retreat center, CA, USA
April 19-22
Yoga Journal Live New York
New York, USA
April 20-22
Om Yoga Show
M17 8AS, Stretford, Manchester, UK
April 21
Namas Day Philly
Philadelphia, PA
April 27-29
Gothenburg Yoga Games and the Nordic Yoga Conference
Mässans Gata/Korsvägen, 412 94 Göteborg, Sweden
April 27-29
Val d’Isère Yoga Festival
Centre de Congrès de Val d’Isèr, France
May 01-06
Yoga-Rainbow Festival
Çıralı, Turkey
May 04-06
Dubuque Yoga Festival
Grand River Center, Bell Street, Dubuque, IA, USA
May 10-14
Shakti Fest
Joshua Tree, CA, USA
May 19
Roots of Love Yoga Festival
Poplar Grove Plantation, NC
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 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
World Yoga Festival
Beale Park, Reading, Berkshire, UK

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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