EVENTS – Festivals and Large Gatherings
Living Yoga and Bhakti Camp
18th – 27th August 2017
at The Healing Field Meadow, near Glastonbury
SANTOSA is the happy acceptance of what is, just as it arises. It is the experience of contentment. And it is a sweetness of indescribable beauty. It is the name of the camp which has been running now for ten years, and the camp herself is an opportunity to EXPERIENCE SANTOSA: 'By the experience of Santosa, unparalleled happiness arises' (Yoga Sutra, 2:42).
Santosa yoga living camp is a most beautiful relaxed yoga camp enabling all those who come to immerse themselves in yogic living, unravelling layers on your inner journey to release our true potential.
Sivani Mata will be sharing Kirtan as part of this camp on the New Moon evening Monday 21 August.
There is respect for every form of yoga, and a huge variety of different forms on offer: from devotional bhakti chant and mantra in the dawn light, to Mysore style ashtanga vinyasa before breakfast, Full Moon Womb Yoga and ayurvedic yoga vinyasa for healing mid-morning, and chuckling Laughter Yoga and deep Yoga Nidra after lunch. Evenings there are fires, singing, community Kirtans, dance and meditations too. There are also loads of kids classes, baby and toddler yoga, family sessions, and healing therapies on offer.
Tickets: £315 for full 7 days, £190 for half week option, £50 day tickets - earlybird discounts and kids tickets available
INTO THE WILD
25th – 28th August 2017
at Wilderness Farm, Edenbridge, near Tunbridge Wells, TN8 7
Over the August bank holiday weekend, Into the Wild will create a beautiful summer festival, celebrating together under the midnight stars and sparkling summer sky - remembering that ecstatic wondering and longing for a place we can truly call home. There will be amazing music from around the world. Fill your summer days with ecstatic music from around the world, with a cornucopia of world cuisine, and be inspired with the very best workshops from the UK’s leading teachers and practitioners with over 100 workshops and activities for the whole family.
Sivani Mata will be sharing Kirtan as part of the is festival on the Saturday evening.
You are invited to join in learning bushcrafts under the woodland canopy, lift your voice in community singing, run wild with adventure activities for the little ones, listen to inspiring talks from writers and visionaries, be captivated by woodland theatre, dance whole-heartedly and wander through a forest of interactive woodland and ancient crafts.
You set up camp or glamp in a luxuriant tipi, you can abseil or learn African dance, you can beat box or meditate. Kids can cook and make supper for the adults, whilst you can unwind in the woods with a massage as the live Indian music shimmers through the canopy.
You can play football, skate the ramp, partake in a ceremony, learn Mongolian throat singing, watch movies in the forest or sit by the fire and listen to the sound of owls whilst the milky way soars through the summer sky.
Into the Wild are committed to inclusivity and make the festival as affordable as possible so that everyone can join us. It's super friendly because it's not too big to become impersonal, creating a safe environment for both adults and the younger ones to be out exploring in beautiful nature, having a wonderful time together.
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A Celebration of Love and Unity
for all the Family
31st August – 3rd September 2017
at a Beautiful Site on the edge of the Forest of Dean
The vision for this festival is to celebrate life in the traditional ways with music, singing, dance, art and ceremony as the indigenous peoples of the British Isles. Seeking to encourage respect for all life and the planet.
The festival is also a meeting place for the heart and medicine tribes of all nations and creeds including dance, music, performance, devotion, healing, shamanic and art medicine. Holding circles for creating harmonious communication as well as visioning and invoking the shared dreams of those present. All are welcome.
This festival is for all the family with performance as well as children's activities, workshops, dance, music, art, glamping, crafts, circus skills, healing, raw chocolate, sauna and yoga. Leaders and artists from all the consciousness families and traditions are invited to share their ways of living together on mother earth and of celebrating life. Come and join us for four days of living on the land as the indigenous natives we are.
Tickets: £80 – £115 for the full weekend depending on how early you book