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6 Magical Yoga Festivals to Celebrate this Summer
The summer solstice does not only mark the start of the new season, but it has also been adopted as one of the main celebrations in the yoga community: The International Day of Yoga. As 2017 is the third year that we commemorate this important date, we think that a yoga festival is a perfect idea to celebrate the occasion.
Yoga festivals are filled with joyful souls, lots of sunshine and happy faces. At these events, you can join an amazing group of people, make new friends, and have a great time with music, food, dance, meditation, workshops, lectures and all sorts of yoga sessions guided by the most qualified instructors in the world. Is there a better way than this to honor our beloved yoga practice on its day?
Here is a compilation of the 6 best yoga festivals this summer for you to rejoice in the high spirits of the season. Let’s delight our mind and body with a fun atmosphere and throwing a big party for yoga!
Bulgaria Hiking Yoga Music Festival
This is an amazing festival in Bulgaria that features a hefty list of exciting activities designed to help all visitors improve every aspect of their lives. The music in the mountains, hiking, meditation, and yoga, will help you to rejuvenate and find inner peace.
Date: August 16-21
Location: Pravets, Bulgaria.
Activities: Unlimited yoga, meditation sessions, and hiking excursions will keep you fresh throughout the festival. There are also evening concerts, workshops, and lectures from certified instructors that will make sure you have the best tutoring during the entire fest.
Accommodation: The ticket includes 5 nights of accommodation at Riu Pravets Resort.
Price: From 1448 USD.
Bliss Beat MMA and Yoga Festival
Every year, this festival surprises everyone with an amazing atmosphere enriched by yoga, meditation, and martial arts. The festival has the feeling of an experimental laboratory, striving to blow visitors’ minds with something new.
Date: July 13-16.
Location: Sezzadio, Alessandria, Italy
Activities: The festival offers so many workshops making it hard to choose just a few. You’ll have the possibility to practice Yin Yoga, Bhakti Flow, Power Core Flow, Pranayama, and many more options to cultivate your spirit.
There will be music concerts by well-known rock and psychedelics bands. You will also be able to learn the foundations of various martial arts like Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai and Tai Chi.
Accommodation: The Cascina Bellaria has a camping area. Farmhouse Bellaria is a classic farmhouse in Piemont style. It is located in a quiet hilly area of the countryside between Alessandria and Acqui Terme.
Price: From 190 USD.
This festival brings together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, and artists for a unique experience to get into your mind, body and soul. And being part of the Wanderlust festivals, it guarantees to fulfill all expectations. And if you can’t travel to Canada, check out their Wanderlust: 108 Festival that tours all over the world.
Date: August 24-27
Location: Mont Tremblant, QC, Canada. Nested in the world’s oldest mountain chain, it offers a breathtaking landscape, enchanted forests and charming villages.
Activities: The festival offers classes for all levels and styles; from challenging Vinyasa Flow classes to more chilled Yin Yoga sessions, and the exciting SUP Yoga! There are also lectures and workshops covering topics from nutrition to technology, all of them imparted by world-recognized speakers.
In addition, music is the heartbeat of Tremblant, which is why the festival has an impressive lineup with around 15 musicians that will energize the crowd with electric performances on stage.
Accommodation: There is a variety of accommodations for all budgets. From luxury hotels to fully equipped condos and cheaper B&Bs.
Price: From 115 USD.
Full Moon Yoga Connects Festival
Celebrate the arrival of the first full moon of the summer in this amazing festival in the UK. It’s an outdoor event in the sacred landscape of Glastonbury sacred landscape, paired with live music, DJs and lots of different activities for you to celebrate International Yoga Day.
Date: July 7-9
Location: Garslade Farm in Glastonbury in the UK.
Activities: There are daily unlimited yoga classes guided by expert international yoga teachers, lectures on yoga subjects, a cosmic zone with physics, tarot readings and healers, as well as an amazing Shamanic opening ceremony.
Accommodation: There are two camp options. The first one includes the specifically designed camping site where you need to bring your own tent or RV. The other option features a luxury tent which has proper mattresses, tog duvets, pillows, and cushions.
Price: From 344 USD.
Floyd Yoga Jam Festival
This fantastic festival in Virginia unites music with yoga in a unique way. There are two stages with an amazing musical lineup for all tastes. From hip-hop to Appalachian roots; from a drum circle to the fabulous Bliss Band. And the accommodation couldn’t be better with the glamping experience: glamour + camping.
Date: August 31 – September 3
Location: Willis, Virginia, USA.
Activities: Yoga classes, workshops, magical performances such as fire dance, Yamni arts, an art village to express your feelings through art. This is a family event and there’s a kid’s village where you can spend some time with your children.
Accommodation: Incredible glamping with your choice of two tween beds or a queen-size bed.
Price: From 725 USD.
Telluride Yoga Festival
The Telluride Festival is an event that attracts over 600 visitors every year and more than 50 presenters. It is an intimate and inspiring experience with plenty of activities, such as SUP yoga, hiking, meditation, and music.
Date: July 20-23.
Location: Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado, USA. The venue is nested at the end of a lush canyon surrounded by Colorado’s most rugged peaks, where the view is just astounding.
Activities: Yoga and meditation sessions all day long, from 7 a.m. until night. All the classes are guided by an impressive lineup of teachers. The schedule also includes workshops and activities like Aerial Yoga, biking, daily hikes, slackline yoga, running, Kombucha making, vegetable juicing, arnica farming and more.
Accommodation: There are several hotels available both in Telluride and in the Town of Mountain Village.
Price: From 130 USD.
Alberto G. Güitrón
Alberto is a Community Manager at BookYogaRetreats.com. He is a committed yoga practitioner who still can’t touch the ground with his heels in Downward Dog. One day he’ll do it and he will probably write a story bragging about it.