Everyday, millions of people from all over the world get on a yoga mat to experience the union of the body, mind and soul that the asana practice provides. Can you imagine this feeling being multiplied in company of hundreds of other yogis practicing in the same place as you? Just imagine, breathing in synchrony with them, listening to the same sounds as you, doing the same poses… talk about sense of unity!
Yoga festivals offer the possibility to enrich your practice in a very unique way. This March, you have the opportunity to join the Lamu Yoga Festival in Kenya. People from dozens of countries will gather together with the intention to take their yoga practices to another level, explore the eight limbs of yoga and better understand how yoga applies to their lives.
Once you’ve made the decision to take part in this event, we guarantee that you won’t find yourself saying any of the following 5 things afterward:
“I didn’t meet any interesting people”
A yoga festival is a perfect event to expand your network with plenty of interesting people coming from so many different places and backgrounds. With all that diversity, it is just a matter of being present and open to connecting with someone who might end up being your colleague, your collaborator, or even your partner or a lifelong friend.
“There was too much downtime”
A program of a yoga festival is usually so packed with wonderful offerings, that thinking of what to do won’t be a concern. The week-long Lamu Yoga Festival offers over 150 classes with more than 26 yoga teachers. In addition, there will be plenty of meditation sessions and workshops in Shela, Lamu town and Manda Island.
“The place wasn’t beautiful”
Yoga festivals provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with others as well as the natural world. The organizers make a good effort to choose the perfect place to assist the yogis enjoy their time. The Lamu Festival is held in island, which is a tropical heaven, filled with green gardens, amazing beaches, fresh seafood, organic food and many more options for the yogi lifestyle. You can’t ask for a better location!
“I didn’t learn anything new”
First of all, there will be so many people to learn from their culture, background, traditions, etc. You just have to talk! But if you are more of a shy person not quite willing to have long conversations, you still have at your disposal plenty of classes with new styles to add to your practice. The world-class teachers will guide the participants through Kundalini Yoga, Power Vinyasa, Iyengar Yoga, Kriya Yoga and much more styles. You will also be blessed with the presence and divine words of spiritual masters from all across the world.
“It was so boring”
Honestly, if you are thinking about going to a yoga festival, you’re reading about it and have reached the last paragraph of this text; the chances are very low of you not having a blast during a week in which you would be doing something you love, meeting like-minded people, developing new habits and acquiring useful knowledge. A festival is an ideal event for you. The odds are definitely in your favor that you will have fun!
Want another option for yoga festival this year? Check out the International Yoga Festival!