One month of the new year is already under your belt - nice work!
But in these lean early months, your yoga practice may still need an inspirational jumpstart into 2018. No sweat - the feeling's not unusual, and WA is here to help. Read on for a line-up of unique, amazing yoga happenings around the world that will make your calendar positively glow with excitement. Go on, treat yourself!
Victoria Yoga Conference - Feb 9-11
University of Victoria, BC, Canada
For the sixth year in a row, the Victoria Yoga Conference promises a weekend of inspiration, motivation and deep learning about yoga practice.
Envision Yoga Festival - Feb 21-25
Rancho La Merced Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A celebration dedicated to awakening human consciousness, this festival (pictured below) is filled with yoga, music, art, dance and so much more, all unfolding where the rain forest converges with a tropical beach.
Northern India Yoga Retreat with Annie Carpenter - Feb 19-28
Join Annie Carpenter on an incredible journey focused on several northern areas of India. Explore the great history and culture of the birthplace of yoga, a pilgrimage to take you deeper into your yoga practice.
International Yoga Festival - March 1-7
Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India
Embrace seven days of immersion and celebration at one of the largest interfaith yoga institutions in India. Practice multiple styles of yoga and learn from enlightened Spiritual Leaders, Master Yoga Teachers and Wellness Specialists from around the world (pictured below).
San Diego Yoga Festival - March 9-12
Ocean Beach, San Diego, California
Live music yoga classes, meditative hikes, beach front reiki, surf lessons, skateboarding… for a fusion festival that's engineered to broaden your horizons, it doesn't get much better than this!
How to Cultivate a Meditation Practice with Flo Lam-Clark - March 24
Good Vibes Studio, Fitzrovia, London, UK
In this two hour experiential workshop with Flo Lam-Clark, you will work on establishing a foundation for an independent meditation practice you can incorporate into your daily life. The meditations taught are non-secular and suitable for all, regardless of experience, faith or belief.
Yoga Journal Live New York - April 19-22
New York, USA
Yoga Journal Live returns to New York this year. Master teachers, classes and workshops will inspire your practice and help you further your yoga education.
Sat Nam Festival, Joshua Tree - April 11-15
Joshua Tree Retreat Center, CA USA
Sat Nam Fest Joshua Tree is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the joy, transformation, and rejuvenation of Kundalini Yoga, sacred chant and creativity. Experienced yogis and first timers alike are invited to create their perfect yogic experience.
Om Yoga Show - April 20-22
EventCity, Manchester, UK
Running for over a decade and now becoming the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, Om Yoga Show is filled with free open yoga classes, more intense pre-booked workshops and over 100 exhibitors of yoga clothes, accessories, super food, retreats and more.
Shakti Fest - May 10-14
Joshua Tree, CA, USA
Shakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation, with special emphasis on the Divine Feminine. Bring your yoga mats to the idyllic Joshua Tree Retreat Center to practice with amazing yoga teachers, dance to sacred music and take inspiring workshops.
A Weekend of Yoga with Noah Mazé - May 18-20
Yoga View, Chicago, IL, USA
For committed students and teachers who want to explore postures in a meaningful, refined, methodical way and learn practical strategies for building strength, flexibility and focus (pictured below). Asana sessions are accessible students of all levels, with attendance of all sessions suggested.
Yoga Conference DE - May 31-June 3
Helenenstrasse 14, Cologne,
This well-established yoga conference brings together yoga teachers and spiritual beings of all types. This year’s theme is ‘Be the Change’.
Colour Fest - May 31-June 3
St. Giles House Wimborne St. Giles, Wimborne, Dorset, UK
This dynamic festival of yoga, ceremony, dance, music art and theater advocates community, artistic expression and connection in the heart of the Dorset countryside.
Just Love Festival - June 15-17
The Ashram - Shree Peetha Nilaya, Geisberg, Springen, Germany
Celebrate love in all its splendor during this 3-day party, filled with singing, dancing and playing that promises to change your life and open your heart (pictured below).
Mysore Practice Retreat with Mark Robberds - June 3-29
This intense 4-week immersion into Ashtanga yoga in gorgeous Bali is recommended for regular Ashtanga students.
Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Retreat with WA Brand Warrior Nico Luce - July 7-14
Balaiana Eco Resort, Sardinia, Italy
Join Nico for a week-long immersion retreat at one of the best boutique hotels dedicated to yoga in the Mediterranean.
Muskoka Yoga Festival - July 14-15
Annie Williams Park, Bracebridge, ON Canada
Experience the best Muskoka has to offer through yoga, nature, and music, celebrating and conserving the landscape through connection and community. This festival takes place in one of Muskoka's most beautiful settings – think dockside dwelling, lake living, and park playing!
Ashtanga yoga for the rest of your life - David Williams Workshop - July 19-22
Triyoga, Camden, UK
This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to study yoga with the man who brought Ashtanga Yoga out of India. The weekend includes discussion, practice, questions and answers and pranayama.
Wanderlust - Squaw Valley - July 19-22
North Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
This soulful event is filled with world-class yoga teachers, incredible live music, guided mountain and lakeside adventures and local and sustainable food.
Soul Circus Yoga & Wellness Festival - August 17-19
Elmore, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
A weekend of yoga, nature, music, local grub and a whole lot more! soulcircus.yoga/
Copenhagen Yoga Festival - August 24-26
Tiøren, Amager Strandpark, Copenhagen, Denmark
A warm and open-minded festival filled with different types of yoga, music and more.
Yoga, Hike & Meditate with WA Brand Warrior, Jake Paul White - August 26-31
Faust Cabins, Hemsedal, Norway
Join Jake Paul White in a traditional farm setting in Norway, where you will spend each day hiking, doing yoga and chilling in the idyllic Nordic countryside.
Gili Meno, Indonesia yoga retreat with WA Brand Warrior Nico Luce - September 8-16
Gili Islands, Indonesia
Join Nico and Jana for a week of invigorating yoga practice and healthy raw food meals in one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world, the Gili Islands (pictured below)!
Yoga Holiday - September 8-15
Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain
Join founder of London’s Good Vibes Yoga Studio, Nahid de Belgeonne, for a magical week on the edge of the Cabo de Gata in Almeria, Spain, offering peace, seclusion and yoga with a spectacular mountain backdrop.
Arm Balance Marathon with Kino Macgregor - Sept 29 2 - 4pm
Pure East, NYC, USA
Get your shoulders ready and rev up your core engine! In this class you'll practice solid foundation and technique in both arm balances and headstands. Once the basics are established have fun connecting the poses and work on more powerful transitions.
Yoga Retreat with Max Strom - Oct 13-19
Revitalize and harmonize the health of your body, nervous system and spirit in a quiet, beautiful, and serene location. Immerse yourself in lectures, writing, and full practices of Inner Axis breath initiated movement, guided visualizations and meditation. This is a digitally unplugged event.
Poised for Transformation Workshop - Chris Chavez - Oct 12 -14
Union Station Yoga, London
In this workshop series, Chris Chavez will explore with his students the world where transformation and growth happens.
Revitalizing Yoga Retreat - Jason Crandall - October 19-25
Vinyasa and Restorative yoga, farm-to-table cuisine, luxurious rooms, and lush, tropical gardens overlooking Maui’s North Shore - this retreat is just the ticket to stay centred in fall.
Nosade Desert Yoga Retreat-November 23-December 2
Practice yoga and meditation in the vast tranquility of the desert surrounding the ancient city of Marrakech (pictured below). This unique luxury retreat even includes camel trekking.
Escape the World Retreat - December 24-29
One World Retreats, Bali, Indonesia
An all-inclusive yoga, meditation, spa and wellness retreat designed for anyone who wants to touch base with the self. Break your holiday tradition in style.
6 Day Yoga Christmas Break - December 22-27
Lanjarón, Andalusia, Spain
This unique yoga Christmas break will nourish your mind, body, and soul and help you expand and stretch, free your heart and body, let go of stress and worries and feel the joy of life pulsating in your veins.