Looking to find your center again? In need of some rest, relaxation and stretching alongside like-minded people? You're in luck with this awesome list of 7 fantastic yoga festivals in the West!
Beloved – Tidewater Falls, Oregon
Beloved is a 4-day sacred art, music, and movement festival on the Oregon Coast. Beloved is a healing event. Beloved is a model for a culture that understands the depth of our connection with each other, to the planet, and to our souls. Beloved is all of the names and forms of the Divine, affirming their Unity.
We respectfully present sacred music from diverse global traditions; we acknowledge conscious dance music as fitting into the broader context of sacred and healing music. Beyond a unique mix of sacred music from around the world, we offer interactive art installations, live painting, local organic cuisine, and educational programming—including workshops on yoga, healing, relationships, social and environmental justice, and the music and wisdom of ancient cultures.
Our goal is to dissolve the boundaries that isolate us through music, dance, and play. We demand of ourselves that, in the pursuit of our goals, we deepen our own connection to, and respect for, the earth and that we educate and inspire participants to do the same.
Wanderlust – Lake Tahoe, California
At Wanderlust, our mission is to help you find your true north.
True north is not a final destination: it’s a path, a journey, a yearning to explore and connect to your life’s purpose.
We bring together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs for a transformational retreat at the world-famous ski resort, Squaw Valley, set in the Sierra Mountains of North Lake Tahoe.
Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouthwatering organic foods, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and boundary-pushing outdoor activities. Find your true north.
Soul Play Festival – Pinecrest, California
Celebrate the close of summer with our beautiful community in nature.
Join us for this soulful gathering of Connection, Creativity and Play.
SoulPlay brings you world-class workshops, blissful dance, inspiring music (live & DJs), invigorating yoga & meditation, delicious food, warm & hot pools, and tantalizing surroundings.
We also invite families with children, so that everyone can enjoy heart-opening connections, inner healing, and a whole lot of of fun.
Vegas Gone Yoga – Las Vegas, Nevada
Gathering people in one place at one time allows the yoga community to connect in new ways and over the past two years, VGY!F has fulfilled its purpose of connection and collaboration amongst teachers, practitioners, artists and wellness enthusiasts. The 5th annual Vegas Gone Yoga! Festival will be held on October 6,7 and 8th 2017 at the beautiful Springs Preserve, a peaceful 180 acre nature retreat just three miles from downtown Las Vegas. With over 40 workshops and styles of yoga on the schedule, VGY!F hopes to accommodate the wide range of practitioners and yogis attending the festival.
In years past, VGY!F has housed a small indoor marketplace area. We are expanding the merchant area allowing more businesses in the health and wellness industry an opportunity to take part in all the fun! Vegas Gone Yoga attendees can look forward to wonderful new additions in the form of an interactive art component and more entertainment!
Sat Nam Fest – Joshua Tree, California
Sat Nam Fest is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the joy, transformation, and rejuvenation of Kundalini Yoga, sacred chant, and creativity as you re-discover and return to your true self.
Whether you are an experienced yogi, or this is your first time practicing Kundalini Yoga, you can create your perfect yogic experience at Sat Nam Fest! With a variety of teachers, workshops, and class sizes you will find something that calls to you. Join an energetic yoga class with live music, or a more relaxed meditation class – let your heart be your guide!
Bhakti Fest - Joshua Tree, California
The Bhakti Fest Group endeavors to create heart-centered connections through festivals, yatras, adventures, retreats and local events. Bhakti Fest’s core mission is to provide a platform where people can gather as a heart-centric community focused in love, devotion and conscious living.
We bring people together from around the globe to practice yoga, sacred music, dance, learn, grow and raise our consciousness. Bhakti Fest is dedicated to spreading love and consciousness to the world. Together we celebrate the ancient tradition of Bhakti (which means love!).
True Nature Yoga Festival - Hood River, Oregon
An indoor/outdoor yoga event in the Gorge devoted to nature, consciousness, and community. Our intention is low-tech, spirit-roots, nature-devoted, community-loving, and high pranic vibe at this unique gathering.
Experience classes led by Northwest teachers dedicated to sacred and sustainable yoga, including Britt Bensen-Steele, Kimi Marin, Adi Vajra, Annie Adamson, Stephanie Adams, Kriyanna Feyalove, Deven Sisler, EB Ferdig, Abbey Kenny and Lora Munn will be sharing their love of Yoga. True Nature will also feature fabulous musical energy artists Sarah Christine, Kabe Grant, and Johanna Beekman.
I'd love to hear if you've been to any of these or are thinking about going! Leave me a note in the comments.