Whitstable Yoga Festival 2018
The Whitstable Yoga Festival (WYF) is an annual event celebrating the practice and knowledge of Yoga. It is the brainchild of Yoga teacher, Monica Marini who inspired by the growing number of festivals around the world decided to create a platform for local Yoga teachers and students to come together. Joining forces with friend and fellow yoga teacher Bernadette Fisher, they brought the festival to life in June 2017.
With no sponsors or grants, working on a shoe-string and using only local
resources, they managed to cover the costs of the festival and raised a £1000 for
charity! People from all over East Kent came to practice a wide range of Yoga classes, try treatments, sample ethical products in the specialist traders area, and enjoy
delicious locally produced vegan food in a great community atmosphere. The success of the first festival surpassed anyone’s expectations!
At the Horsebridge Arts Centre, St. John’s Methodist Church and Whitstable Umbrella Cafe’
Drawing from the creative pool of local traders, artists and musicians this year’s festival intends to widen and enhance people’s experience of community values. Through a dynamic programme of classes for adults, children and specialist master classes the festival aims to bring to life some of the fundamental principles of yoga and thus stimulate and deepen the understanding of our relationships to one another and our environment.
This year we will host a special Young People Zone and a vegan cafe. We are proud to have four specialist Yoga classes dedicated to those with limited mobility, disabilities and/or in rehabilitation. Participating in the Council’s efforts to curb the ‘scourge’ of plastic pollution the festival will be a single-use Plastics Free event.
To complement the many and diverse Yoga classes there will be therapy taster sessions, an ethical traders market, the screening of a documentary about the masters of Yoga, a Gong bath, Kirtan music, a lecture on the body-mind connection, and art exhibition and a Yoga Mala – 108 sun salutes – to raise funds for charities.
Something for everyone!
For full detail of the festival visit www.whitstableyogafestival.co.uk