What's it like to go to a yoga festival?

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What's it like to go to a yoga festival?

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The yoga community loves to come together to share their practice. So much so that yoga festivals have become a huge part of the modern yoga scene. You may have heard about various festivals: Wanderlust, for example. But have you ever been to one or are you considering going to one? Here are a few things you can expect to experience at your first yoga festival.

Raised Consciousness

When like-minded people come together to celebrate life, there’s a heightened level of energy and a general feeling of raised consciousness. Yoga festivals are the perfect excuse to get together with fellow yogis and celebrate all things yoga. It’s fun to get out of your day-to-day routine and jump-start a new way of living. Participating in and contributing to a shift in mass consciousness feels really good. A deep sense of connection is just one of the things you'll feel when you go to a yoga festival. (Read here why you can also feel this raised level of consciousness as one of The Benefits of Group Meditation.)

Entertainment

Another thing you can expect is to be entertained. A yoga festival is full of all sorts of fun things to see and do. There might be live music, great food and gorgeous natural scenery. Yogis are a fun and quirky bunch of individuals. Expect to enjoy some entertainment in a healthy and inspiring way.

Exposure to Different Yoga Teachers

One of the best reasons to attend a yoga festival is the access to a rich community of inspiring seasoned yoga teachers. You'll have the opportunity to take live classes from some of the best yoga teachers from around the world. Different teachers teach different things in different ways. The sheer diversity of yoga styles and teachers at a yoga festival is deeply moving, not to mention educational! Expect insights and new tools to take home with you. If you’re considering attending a yoga festival, just go! (Read on about more expectations in What to Expect from a Reputable Yoga Teacher Training.)

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Aimee is a yogi and writer who's been practicing yoga daily for nearly two decades. Since a journey to India when she was 20, the practice has been her constant companion. She loves exploring the vast and seemingly endless worlds of yoga. Aimee has also written a book called, "The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures in Love & Sex," available on Amazon. Full Bio