Spring is upon us and so are the spring yoga festivals. While countless yogis are already in downward dog at the International Yoga Festival in India (details below), there are plenty more all around the world where you can deepen your practice and broaden your spirits.
RISHIKESH, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA | March 1-7
The world famous annual International Yoga Festival on the banks of the holy Ganges river, in the lap of the sacred Himalayas, the birthplace of yoga at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Receive the darshan and inspiring, uplifting wisdom of revered saints, the teaching and touch of renowned yoga teachers from across the world, from a wide variety of lineages, plus ecstatic kirtan, divine Ganga Aarti and much more. The International Yoga Festival is a truly globally-unique event bringing together so many masters from so many traditions, cultures and countries in one sacred, beautiful place!
SEDONA, ARIZONA, USA | March 10 – 13
Deepen your practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days of yoga, music and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West. The flexible conference structure gives you an unparalleled opportunity to weave your own experience in the richly colored cultural and natural tapestry that is Sedona. Known for its tangible regenerative and inspirational effects, deep spirituality, and healing lands, the small and picturesque town of Sedona, Arizona rests amidst endless acres of evergreen wilderness, red rock formations, and canyon lands.
UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA | March 31 – April 5
A spiritually charged event that takes place on the tropical island of Bali, the annual BaliSpirit Festival inspires and unifies the global community through yoga, dance, healing and the beat of world music. In a synergy of global cultural collaboration and non-denominational spiritual practice, the Festival welcomes a targeted, passionate and enthusiastic global audience from over 50 countries to Bali each year.
JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA, USA |April 6-10
Sat Nam Fest, a 4-day Kundalini Yoga and Music celebration, brings together a community of yogis, musicians, teachers and artists for a weekend of yoga, chanting and music. Sat Nam Fest is the ultimate Kundalini Yoga experience and welcomes Kundalini Yoga newbies and lifelong practitioners. Sat Nam Fest West is held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, the oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States; a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site.
JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA, USA | May 13-15
Shakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation and places a special emphasis on the Divine Feminine. Held at the idyllic Joshua Tree Retreat Center, at Shakti Fest you can practice with the best yoga teachers in the world, dance to sacred music by world-renown Kirtan artists, and take workshops with leaders in the field of personal growth. Camp out beneath the stars or stay at one of the surrounding accommodations on and offsite.