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11 Can’t-Miss Yoga Festivals This Summer

Pack your favorite yoga bag and grab a friend. It’s festival season! Here's our round-up of 11 summer celebrations you shouldn't miss.

Time to get your summer yoga on! Whether you’re looking for a local yoga festival or thinking of taking a mini-vacation, we’ve got you covered. The following 11 festivals will inspire you to sing, dance, meditate—and do lots of yoga!

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Shakti Fest

None

Where: Joshua Tree, California

When: May 10-14

Cost: $50-$300 

Why go: This is yoga for a great cause. All proceeds from this 5-day festival go to charities around the world, mainly in India. You’ll build and deepen your connection to the yoga community with asana, dance, kirtan, workshops, and more, with a special emphasis on the Divine Feminine.

Website: http://shaktifest.bhaktifest.com/ 

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Wanderlust

None

Where and When: 

Snowshoe, West Virginia, June 8-10

Stratton in Bondville, Vermont, June 21-24

Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe, California, July 19-22

Whistler, British Columbia, August 2-5

Tremblant, Quebec, August 23-26

Cost: Varies by location, but you can buy one event or a whole weekend for approximately $15-$1,000+.

Why go: Wanderlust is famous for bringing world-class teachers together to celebrate mindful living in the most beautiful settings. Expect lots of yoga, music, and food, and get ready to be inspired by new ideas and make new friends. If the festivals aren’t near you, check out the Wanderlust 108 website for one-day events that take place all over the world.

Website: https://wanderlust.com/festivals/

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Hanuman Festival

None

Where: Boulder, Colorado

When: June 14-17

Cost: $69-$699

Why go: Get uplifted while you connect to your community. Hanuman Festival wants you to open your heart and experience healing through yoga and music. For four days, you can take classes with Seane Corn, Amy Ippoliti, Tiffany Cruikshank, Sianna Sherman, and more. David Newman will be there with music! They also offer opportunities for seva.

Website: https://hanumanfestival.com/

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Sonic Bloom

None

Where: Spanish Peaks Country, Colorado

When: June 14-18

Cost: $211-$464

Why go: This is a family-friendly event filled with music, performance art, painting, yoga, workshops, speakers, light installations, and a kids zone. Experience a funky, fun, cultural event.

Website: http://sonicbloomfestival.com/

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Ascend Festival

None

Where: Cold Spring, New York

When: June 21

Cost: $10-$60

Why go: Join Ascend for a one-day yoga experience during the Summer Solstice. You’ll practice with Elena Brower and Kevin Courtney and listen to the music of DJ Drez. Celebrate the light of day and the light within on the banks of the Hudson River. 

Website: https://www.ascendfestival.com/

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Telluride Yoga Festival

None

Where: Telluride, Colorado

When: July 19-22

Cost: 3-day pass for $355 and 4-day pass for $455

Why go: Go to one of the most beautiful places in Colorado for a four-day inspirational event with yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, SUP yoga, social gatherings, and more. You can leave your car behind and even ride the gondola between classes.

Website: http://www.tellurideyogafestival.com/

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Dirty South Yoga Fest

None

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

When: July 20-22

Cost: $35-$399

Why go: Come celebrate life in raw, real Dirty South style. This festival features local teachers and artists, as well as food trucks and wellness vendors.

Website: https://dirtysouthyogafest.com/

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Northwest Yoga Feast

None

Where: Sagle, Idaho

When: July 20-22

Cost: $375

Why go: Free your spirit at the 8th annual Northwest Feast. Their goal is to inspire you with yoga, dancing, performances, and workshops from renowned artists and musicians. And since it’s a feast, not a fest, you can expect delicious vegetarian food in between your workshops and classes. 

Website: http://www.nwyogafeast.com/

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Sat Nam Fest East

None

Where: Lenox, Massachusetts

When: August 8-12

Cost: $99-$399

Why go: Travel to the gorgeous Berkshires, where you’ll do lots of Kundalini yoga and meditation. Music is huge here, and you’ll immerse yourself in chanting and dancing with world-renowned teachers and musicians. Kids under 13 are free.

Website: http://www.satnamfest.com/east/

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Bhakti Fest West

None

Where: Joshua Tree, California

When: September 12-17

Cost: $50-$275

Why go: Bhakti West is put on by the same non-profit folks who do Shakti Fest. Celebrate the devotional aspects of yoga with classes, dance, kirtan, workshops, and more. All proceeds go to charities. 

Website: http://west.bhaktifest.com/

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Love Yoga Fest Cape Cod

None

Where: Falmouth, Massachusetts

When: September 21-23

Cost: $25-$280

Why go: Celebrate yoga, wellness, and community on the East Coast. Here, you can do lots of beach and Stand Up Paddleboard yoga. They’re offering classes, meditation, music, breathwork, and more. MC Yogi will be there!

Website: https://loveyogafest.com/

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