Yoga & Wellness Festival Guide

*This page is a constantly evolving guide to current yoga & wellness festivals in the UK. I will add 2019 dates as and when they become available and I will add more festivals as I become aware of them*

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There is so much going on in the world of yoga and even I, as a teacher, find it difficult to keep up with everything so I thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of all the festivals and popular shows that incorporate yoga and wellness taking place in the UK. I will try to highlight those that are family friendly too!

2018

SPRING

The Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival Summer Retreat 2018

Date: 25 May – 30 May 2018 – Venue: Academy St. Albans, All Saints Pastoral Centre, Hertfordshire AL2 1AF

A five-day yoga festival with the focus of raising awareness of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma to the wider community. Set in the heart of the countryside and packed full of music, yoga, nature and the arts.

ColourFest – Date: 31 May – 3 June 2018 – Venue: Gaunts House, Dorset

A creative, upbeat gathering with yoga at its heart. Come and explore the depths of life through yoga, intelligent movement, dance, devotion, music, theatre and the arts with an amazing line up of tutors, artists and musicians.

SUMMER

Brighton Yoga Festival – Date: 14-15 July 2018

Venue: Sussex County Cricket Ground – Brighton & Hove

This is the only fully free yoga festival in the country and it’s open to everyone, whatever your age, fitness or experience. This not for profit organisation is dedicated to making the health and wellbeing benefits of yoga accessible to all, so whether you’ve ever tried yoga before or not, there will be yoga for you.

Buddhafield Festival – Date: 18-22 July 2018

Venue: Blackdown Hills, Culmhead, Devon

The Buddhafield Festival is a joyful and unique creation of community. Up to 3,000 people come together from all traditions (and none) in this mindful and family-friendly space, this drink- and drug-free environment, to enjoy ritual, song, dance, meditation, yoga, tai chi and arts and crafts.

World Yoga Festival – Date: 19 – 22 July 2018

Venue: Child Beale Trust, Reading, Berkshire

The World Yoga Festival is bringing together a revered collection of teachers in yoga, meditation and wisdom for this three-day open-air festival.

Love Fit Festival – Date: 20-22 July 2018

Venue: St Clere Estate, Sevenoaks, Kent

Music, fitness and healthy food enthusiasts descend upon the tranquil woodlands of the St Clere Estate – LoveFit offers a unique mix of music from international DJs and live acts and world class fitness personalities & studios.

Devon Yoga Festival – Date: 20-22 July 2018

Venue: Rill Estate, Buckfastleigh, Devon

There’s a full timetable of inspiring yoga workshops, talks, music and kirtan at the Devon Yoga Festival. This annual, not-for-profit event celebrates and embraces the holistic practices of yoga. The venue also boasts delicious vegetarian cuisine.

Barefoot Festival – Date: 27-29 July 2018

Venue: Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE12 5SH

Barefoot Festival™ is all about getting back to basics and enjoying quality family time. There are plenty of new things to try in the great British countryside. In the Chill Out Area, there’ll be a 3-day celebration of Yoga, Tai Chi, therapies and meditative movement practices.

Wilderness Festival – Date: 2- 5 August 2018

Venue:  Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Welcome to this place where you can keep reality at arm’s length: a world of creativity and culture, of festival and flora, of ideas and identity. There’s plenty of yoga too in the fantastic Wellbeing Section of the festival.

Boardmasters  Date: 8- 12 August 2018

Venue:  Cornwall

Surf festival Boardmasters now has a new wellbeing area, which is the perfect sanctuary to renew, refresh and revitalise through the festival weekend.

There’s a Yoga Studio with awesome classes every day, from restorative yoga to Pilates, to disco yoga and acrobalance. There’s mindfulness and meditation at mini-retreats throughout the weekend and massages or alternative therapy in the Boardmasters Spa.

FloVibe Festival  Date: 10 – 12 August 2018

Venue: Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DX

FloVibe is where retreat meets festival, combining an awesome party with ways to nurture body and mind. It’s a whole weekend where you can let loose with friends and family and find your flow. FloVibe is for everyone, bringing people together to rest and play, side by side, through a multitude of arts and wellness practices.

Sun & Moon Festival –  Date: 12 – 19 August 2018

Venue: Cotswolds

Based at the Royal Agricultural University in the beautiful Cotswolds, the Sun & Moon Festival benefits from having several workshop rooms inside the RAU for dance, yoga, Pilates and consultations. The festival also boasts a wide range of activities in the Main Marquee, an Art and Craft space, a dedicated Children’s Area, a drumming space and extensive sports facilities.

Green Man Festival – Date: 16 – 19 August 2018

Venue: (Nature/Nurture area) – Brecon Beacons, South Wales,

Green Man festival is an eclectic mix of comedy, music, science and film. And in one of the ten magical areas to explore, you’ll discover Nature Nurture, a quiet haven of health and wellbeing. This idyllic healing garden is open each day and offers nurturing treatments from qualified therapists and exercise classes including yoga and Pilates.

Tribal Earth Summer Festival – Date: 16- 19 August 2018

Venue: Laughton, Near Lewes East Sussex

Tribal Earth is a very special festival that has been running for 20 years which takes place in Laughton near Lewes.  This festival is one of Sussex’s secret jewels and so whether you are looking for great live music, relaxation, fun, inspirational workshops, singing, dance, have a sauna, maybe a therapy or massage, meditation, to meet new friends or hang out with old ones in a beautiful setting, Tribal Earth is a truly magical experience.

Soul Circus Yoga & Wellness Festival – Date: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 August 2018

Venue: Elmore, The Cotsworlds

Soul Circus offers classes and workshops by internationally recognised teachers as well as top local instructors in a wonderfully diverse range of yoga styles – from restorative to Rocket, from a gong bath to aerial yoga, from an early morning sunrise class to a cosy hot yoga experience. With yoga, food and music, Soul Circus is the definition of balance.

Santosha Living Yoga and Bhakti Camp  – Date: 23 August – 2 September 2018

Venue: The Healing Field, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

With over fifty wonderful yoga and meditation and dance teachers, musicians, singers and workshop facilitators on the festival’s packed schedule.

Into the Wild Summer Festival – Date: 24-27 August 2018

Venue: Chiddinglye, West Hoathly, West Sussex  RH19 4QS

Into the Wild is a vibrant creative village of life and all its potential.  Celebrate together in the majesty of the wild under the midnight stars and sparkling summer sky with a wide range of free workshops, including foraging, yoga, meditation, song, dance, tantra, shamanism, drumming and lucid dreaming.

Exhale – Date: 24-27 August 2018

Venue: Fairoaks Farm, Spithandle Lane, Wiston, West Sussex, BN44 3DS

Exhale describes itself as ‘a triumphant celebration of what it means to be alive’. That sounds like a great place to start! And so at Exhale, you can expect to find yoga, acro, calisthenics and wild running, as well as diverse and inspired embodied practises, such as Biodynamics, Breathwork or Animal Movement.

One Love Festival – Date: 31 August – 2 September 2018

Venue: Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset

At the forefront of the UK Reggae and World music scene for over 11yrs – The People’s Festival of undividing peace and unconquering love – we create a world that allows you to submerge yourselves within it completely – a reality where hope and love joins everybody into a combined and unbreakable positive force – where everyone is welcome and no-one’s judged – an atmosphere of acceptance where there are no borders One People, One World.

AUTUMN

Festival No. 6 – Date: 6 – 9 September 2018

Venue: Portmeirion, Wales

Head away for a long weekend in the Welsh countryside. Festival No. 6 is located in a village near Snowdonia and last year they offered yoga, paddle boarding, spa treatments and healing sessions. Coupled with art talks, workshops and live music this is the ultimate country break.

Wanderlust UK– Date: 15 September 2018

Venue: Battersea Park, London

Escape from the ordinary: unplug, unwind, recharge. Inspiring one-day events. Featuring three mindful activities: running, yoga and meditation. Wanderlust 108 is the ultimate opportunity to come together around shared values and practice.

London Yoga Festival – Date: 13-14 October 2018

Venue: London

An inspirational weekend of masterclasses, workshops, talks and films with renowned modern teachers and scholars of yoga.

Om Yoga Show – Date: 19-21 October 2018

Venue: Alexandra Palace, London

For more than a decade the OM Yoga Show has grown ever more popular, becoming the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, and one of the largest events of its kind in the world.
With amazing shows in both London and Manchester in 2018, it is the perfect introduction to the ancient Indian practice of yoga, renowned for relaxing the body and de-stressing the mind: the perfect counter to today’s modern world.

Tantra Festival – Date: 17-18 November 2018

Venue: Wimborne Studios, London

Tantra Festival is a celebration of Tantra in its many facets and this year’s theme is ‘Heaven on Earth – Dare to live in Ecstasy’.  The best practitioners and teachers in the field of Tantra from the UK and Europe will come together at Tantra Festival to create a dynamic and exciting programme of lectures, workshops and presentations.

WINTER

Coming soon

2019

International Yoga Day 2019 – June 2019 (date tba)

Venue: Alexandra Palace, London

Celebrate International Yoga Day by taking part in a whole programme of FREE yoga and meditation, led by some of the country’s leading yoga teachers. A great opportunity to introduce someone new to yoga and to bring along friends and family for a great day out.

Glastonbury Festival – Date: 26-30 June 2019

Venue: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

If you’re lucky enough to be at Glastonbury, then do take the time to check out The Healing Field. The festival’s chill-out field has mystical and creative gardens to hide away in and healing ceremonies to participate in. There’s Yoga and Tai Chi, Dance and Laughter, Meditation and Massage.

Yoga Connects Festival – Date:  29 June  – 1 July 2019

Venue: Abbots Ripton Hall, PE28 2PQ Huntingdon

Yoga Connects is a festival with Shamanism and sustainability at its heart. It’s all about celebration, transformation and connection. With something for everyone – a mix of styles of yoga, shamanic ceremonies, Capoeira, drumming, Yin Yoga, meditation, gong baths and much, much more.

World Yoga Festival – Date: 18 – 21 July 2019

Venue: Child Beale Trust, Reading, Berkshire

The World Yoga Festival is bringing together a revered collection of teachers in yoga, meditation and wisdom for this three-day open-air festival.

Wilderness Festival – Date: 1- 4 August 2019

Venue:  Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Welcome to this place where you can keep reality at arm’s length: a world of creativity and culture, of festival and flora, of ideas and identity. There’s plenty of yoga too in the fantastic Wellbeing Section of the festival.