As summer starts to wind down, you may want to squeeze in one more yoga festival in the sun, to experience the joy of stretching your yoga muscles and meeting new friends in a fun and communal setting. Here are some of our top picks for yoga festivals to attend in August:
Santa Fe Yoga Festival – August 6-9
Featuring the music of festival favorites Michael Franti and Spearhead, this gathering shouldn’t be missed if you’re in the southwest! The festival includes classes by over 35 yoga instructors, as well as inspiring music, daily meditations and dharma talks.
ARISE Music Festival – August 7-9
The scope of this event in Colorado encompasses not just yoga and music, but exciting visual performances and thought-provoking workshops! Whether you want to practice Jivamukti, Kundalini or Laughter yoga, there’s a class for you. On top of that, you can attend concerts by a variety of musicians, shows by talented aerial performers, and insightful discussions about culture, art and spirituality.
LoveYogaFest – August 14-16
Cape Cod’s yoga festival includes two classes that you just can’t miss: beach yoga and paddleboard yoga! You can experience the natural and fragile beauty of the New England coast at the best time of the year, and get your yoga at the same time. In addition to beach yoga, there are aerial, restorative, and Vinyasa classes, and a whole lot more.
Big Bear Yoga Festival – August 21-23
In beautiful Big Bear, California, you can enjoy a festival filled with yoga, music, meditation and lectures, surrounded by the picturesque San Bernadino Mountains. And on top of all that, the event is located at a YMCA camp that offers canoeing and swimming to cool off in the heat.
Iowa Yoga Fest – August 28-30
For those in America’s heartland, there’s this three-day festival that kicks off with a yogi party in downtown Des Moines! During the rest of the weekend, you’ll enjoy workshops and classes with a variety of teachers from around the world. Whether you’re interested in mandalas, mantra meditation, or gong baths, you’ll find something to excite your interest at this eclectic event.
This post was written by Lauren on July 31, 2015