June 25–29; yjevents.com/sd
$255 (day pass)–795 (full event)
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Held at the historic Hotel del Coronado on tiny Coronado Island in San Diego Bay, this blissful seaside festival is packed with classes, daylong intensives, business programs, community events, live music, and more. Learn from world-renowned teachers Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, Jason Crandell, Eoin Finn, and others. Get funky at Friday evening’s music-and-yoga fusion session with DJ Drez and Eric Paskel, and find your balance in the SUP yoga class with Amelia Travis. This year’s event honors US veterans and will culminate with an on-the-mat Warriors for Healing Celebration.
While you’re there
Practice: Pull over in Encinitas to meditate or to listen to a Bhagavad Gita reading at Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self-Realization Fellowship Temple. Make your way to Jois Yoga at the studio recently opened by the family of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga.
Eat: Hit the popular Hillcrest Farmers Market in downtown San Diego on Sundays for healthy local food and treats.
Relax: Treat yourself to lunch and an Ayurvedic spa treatment at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, just north in Carlsbad.
Do: Attend the Dalai Lama’s public talks at the Global Compassion Summit, which also celebrates the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday on July 5-7.
See alsoKathryn Budig’s Dancing Warrior Moving Meditation