6 Yoga Festivals to Know

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Yoga festivals are the ultimate getaway for yogis and yoginis. It’s exactly what you’d imagine: extreme amounts of yoga, beautiful & authentic people, delicious food, awesome music, spiritual awakenings, and typically a great backdrop where all this occurs.

So where do these yoga fests happen?

I thought you’d never ask…

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Before we dive into the below list of killer yoga festivals, I want to touch on a few points.

  • I’ve never personally attended any of these festivals. I know what a fraud… But I’ve read up on these festivals, have repeatedly seen notable teachers rep them, and would love to attend them in the future.
  • Most of these festivals are pricey, like out of The Journey Junkie’s price range pricey. However, many of them offer a work exchange/ volunteer program that offers free tickets or similar perks. I’ll deff point this out for you!
  • If these locations are simply not an option for you, research local yoga festivals. Many towns host small events that will provide the same experience sans the famous yoga teachers & wild prices.

With all of that said, let’s get into it yogis. I will warn you – these festivals are swoonworthy and will have you researching every which way to get your cute butt there (been there, done that). Don’t blame me when your down dogging and up dogging in the beautiful mountains, just thank me instead…


1. Wanderlust

  • Festival locations: Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada, Vermont, Colorado, California, and Texas. These festivals occur throughout the summertime months and span from May – Septemberish.
  • The festival is a 3 day experience that focuses on yoga, live music performances, and how to “Find Your True North.”
  • Tickets range from $350 – $500 depending on the location and what package you choose.
  • Camping is not permitted.
  • To help with cost – check out their volunteer program. It does cost $12 to apply and volunteers are required to work three 5.5 hour shifts in exchange for a full day of yoga festival goodness.
  • Wanderlust 108 is a one day festival event that occurs throughout the USA. This is a yogi triathlon with a 5k run, outdoor yoga experience, and guided meditation.

For more information, check them out here.


2. Sedona Yoga Festival

  • Located in Sedona, AZ.
  • The festival is a 3 day experience that focuses on yoga, meditation, energy medicine, healing arts, transformation, kirtan, mantra, and Ayurveda.
  • Tickets range from $327 – $417.
  • Camping is not permitted.
  • Angel Ambassador program – work three 5 hours shift + pay $77 to receive an all-access pass to the event.

For more information, check them out here.


3. Envision Festival

  • Located in Rancho La Merced, Costa Rica.
  • The festival is a 4 day experience of yoga, movement, music, and performance artists.
  • Tickets range from $220 – $320.
  • The festival offers airport shuttles 3-4x a day for an extra fee.
  • Filtered water is free & showers are available for a small fee.
  • Camping is permitted and you can even rent a tent with mattress & pillow for $75 – $95.

For more information, check them out here.

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4. Bhakti/Shakti Festival

  • Located in Joshua Tree, CA or Madison, WI.
  • The festival is a 5 day experience that focuses on yoga, kirtan, and workshops.
  • Tickets are $350 + $60 for camping or $125 for a 1 day pass.
  • Camping is permitted.
  • Volunteer program is called Seva (selfless devotion). It requires four 6 hours shifts and includes a ticket + free camping.

For more information, check them out here.


5. Yoga Journal Conference

*This is not a festival per se. Yoga Journal is a conference style event that spans multiple days. It’s geared towards dedicated yoga practitioners and yoga teachers who want to focus on learning and deepening their practice.

  • Festivals occur nationwide: Florida, New York, Kripalu, and San Francisco.
  • Tickets are expensive but various options are offered: single class pass, 3 class pass, one day pass, Saturday – Sunday pass, or the full event pass.
  • All day intensives are offered before and after the weekend with notable teachers like Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, and Tiffany Cruikshank.
  • Camping is not permitted.
  • Volunteers can apply to be part of the community outreach program either through a yoga studio or on their own. Volunteers partner with Yoga Journal to promote the event within the surrounding community by passing out postcards & posters to local, yoga supporting businesses.

For more information, check them out here.


6. Hanuman Festival

  • Located in Boulder, CO.
  • The festival is a 3 day experience that focuses on yoga, music, and inspiration talks.Tickets start at $299
  • Volunteers must commit to 6 days and work 15 hours + pay $75 for a free pass.

For more information, check them out here.


Yoga festivals are a great way to deepen your practice, meet authentic people, form relationships, and learn about yourself as a person. It’s an intense moment of movement, creativity, and passion.

If you have the opportunity to visit any of these, please soak it up wholeheartedly. Don’t let your phone,  ego, or fears stand in your way… Be present, be there, and learn from each person, place and thing.

Have you attended a yoga festival? What was your favorite experience & what was your biggest takeaway? As always – shout everything out down below.

Until next time – xoxo.

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9 Discussion to this post

  1. Michiyo Sugawara. says:

    I want to join someday. not this time .
    I really love the events.
    love music and love yoga are cause to make very peacefull mind and healthy mind.
    this is good events.
    i’m very intresting healthly foods .
    Thank u for informations and chances.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      You’re so welcome for the information and I hope you make it to an event someday soon!

  2. Brandon says:

    Ahhh I love Envision so much! Already thinking about next year!

    We just published our top 14 moments of Envision 2016 in case anyone is interested!
    http://www.theyoganomads.com/travel/envision-festival-2016-recap-best-moments/

  3. Brendan says:

    There’s the One Fire hot yoga festival that was held for the first time this October in Bethesda, MD. I think they have it scheduled for next summer in Joshua Tree.
    http://onefirefest.com/

    It was an awesome experience with amazing instructors.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Brendan.
      Thanks for the festival tip, I’ll need to add it to the list of experiences!

      Happy you got to experience it 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a great day!

  4. clem says:

    Namaste , I thought It was a joke when I read the price. for this amount you can have 1month yoga course in India! and the best experience ever. too bad to see yoga practice becoming such a business

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      I totally feel you on the prices, that’s why I linked to the volunteer opportunities for people to explore and save some money!

      Thanks for reading the blog, have a great week!

  5. Chelsea says:

    I just wanted to let you know about the Floyd Yoga Jam in Floyd Virginia! It’s a 3 day yoga festival in rural southwest Virginia (who would have ever guessed?!) and it promotes simple living, local farmers and producers, and many more yogic lifestyle principles. Plus the ones of yoga and music!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Chelsea.

      Thanks so much for letting me know about it! I love local yoga festivals, I just went to one this past weekend. And I love the idea of promoting simple living, such a necessary reminder for our generation.

      Thanks for stopping by the blog & showing some love! Have a great day – xoxo.

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