The Best Yoga Festivals in 2018
The summer months are not only bringing us some well needed relief from 2018's wintery weather, but the sunshine is also bringing us a wealth of yoga festivals across the country and the globe. The Starseeds team are no strangers to a fun yoga festival, so we've collated the best yoga festivals in 2018 (according to us!). Whether you're after a family affair with child friendly yoga and activities, or a something for dedicated yogis, there's something for everyone in this list.
Om Yoga Show
Date: 20-22 May
The Om Yoga Show is the biggest yoga gathering in Europe! With events in both London and Manchester, it's a brilliant way for urban yogis to come and be immersed in a two day yoga experience, and for visitors from near and far to come and celebrate the yogic way of life.
The event includes free yoga sessions within the main space, with ticketed and more extensive workshops taking place throughout the weekend. There's also over 100 stalls showcasing everything yoga-centric, from yoga wear to energising super foods.
International Yoga Day
Date: 21 June
International Yoga Day isn't a festival per se, but is in fact a world wide celebration of yoga and the beauty it can bring to the planet. The United Nations unanimously voted for the celebration to promote global health, harmony and peace. Everyone can get involved and celebrate - many cities and towns around the world hold their own festivities, talks or classes, so check in with your local yoga studio to find out what's happening near you.
Yoga Connects Festival
Date: 29 June - 1 July
If you're after a joy filled festival set in nature, Yoga Connects Festival is a magical event that just can't fail to delight. Suitable for families, beginners and advanced yogis, this weekend festival is all about celebration, transformation and connection.
Firmly rooted in Shamanic traditions and valuing sustainability, the event honours mother nature through providing purely vegan and vegetarian food stalls, ensuring the entire festival is plastic free and holding various Shamanic ceremonies and workshops all weekend.
Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Date: 2-5 August
Embracing all things wild, Wilderness is a four day festival for those who love to be in nature and who want to mix their yoga with some late night dancing, art, theatre and so much more. A space for community, this event opens its arms to everyone, and aims to 'inspire, challenge and enrich lives' with its programme celebrating love, kindness and all forms of art.
Date: 15-20 August
Udaya Live is an immersive yoga experience set in grounds of the beautiful RIU Pravets resort. Tailor the event to your desires, whether you're looking for back to back classes or you intend to break up your practice with some dancing or swimming - the programme is there to help you feel good. You can practise your downward facing dog whilst a live band plays or find a gentle flow in calming and restorative class.
Location: Elmore, Gloucester
Date: 17-19 August
Feed the soul at this yoga and wellness festival, dedicated to nourishing the body and reviving the mind with an array of feel good activities. This three day event focuses on yoga, mindfulness, music and some seriously good food. Sustainability is also at the heart of Soul Circus, ensuring that the festival respects the land through low impact activities, locally sourced food and their three year sustainability plan.
Copenhagen Yoga Festival
Date: 24-26 August
If you ever needed an excuse to visit the incredible city of Copenhagen, their Yoga Festival is a good one. This three day yoga celebration is inclusive and welcoming to everyone, and aims to inspire newbies to try yoga for the first time, and motivate yogis to fall in love with the practice all over again. The festival is also part of VegFest, so you can buy tickets to visit talks and stalls celebrating plant-based eating.