It’s that time of year, summer’s here/coming, I’m not sure (it’s currently raining and a little stormy – definitely doesn’t feel like summer today!) Regardless of the weather: it’s festival time!
I thought I’d share with you my favourite UK yoga festivals this summer in case you need a little inspiration!
World Yoga Festival
18th-21st July 2019, Reading
If you’re after ‘Instagram’ yoga teachers, this festival is not for you. If you want to practice with some of the best international yogis this is what you get. This festival is run by a not-for-profit who gather amazing gurus and teachers from around the world to teach at this weekend-long festival. Styles are varied with classes and workshops in pretty much every area. It’s not a huge festival so has a more intimate feel, but with 4 different stages there will always be something on for you to get engaged with. I’m volunteering at this festival for the second year in a row this year; I absolutely love it and cannot wait!
Om & Bass Festival
26th-28th July 2019, Oxfordshire
A more contemporary yoga festival, with a whole range of workshops and music offerings over the weekend. Family-friendly with lots of craft, dance and martial arts workshops. This year it’s also on the site of an animal sanctuary so there’s the chance to connect with the animals and get involved with the sanctuary’s activities.
Brighton Yoga Festival
27th-28th July 2019, Brighton
A special festival, tickets are donation-based with money raised going to the Brighton Yoga Foundation to bring yoga to people who need it but cannot afford it. The festival has a real community feel. No camping/accommodation available but there are a lot of hotels, hostels and air bnbs locally. Lots of workshops, classes, music, food and talks on over the weekend. You can pop in for a few hours or spend the whole weekend there!
16th-18th August 2019, The Cotswolds
This festival is bigger, louder and higher. With lots of music, workshops, and aerial yoga. If you want to take some classes and attend some talks with your favourite yoga teachers from Instagram and popular London studios this is more the festival for you. They’ve got some ‘big names’ in the wellness industry attending. It’s one of the few yoga festivals to also have a bar on site. It’s still child-friendly with specific classes for little ones and other games and discos organised for families.
Are you going to a festival this summer?