A few weeks back I penned my Field of Dreams blog about the glorious time I had at Glastonbury this year. Those that know me well know that I love a good festival. Worthy Farm will always have a special place in my heart but it’s not the only festival – in case you’ve not noticed!
Two such festivals have given me opportunities to share my yoga practice with their festival goers, and I’m very thankful to the organisers for having me join them.
Yoga For Cyclists @ Redfest, Bristol, Sat 3rd August, 11am – 2pm
It all happens next weekend – Sat 3rd and Sun 4th August in and around Bristol. Firstly, I’ll be at Redfest on St George’s Park in the Cycle Hub teaching Yoga For Cyclists taster sessions from my popular 6- week beginners yoga programme. I’ll be rocking up with a bike trailer stacked full of yoga props to really help target those hot spots of aches & tension so often experienced by cyclists.
There’s a strong ethos for sustainability at the festival, and this chimes nicely with my values. I’ll be joined by my good friends at the Bristol Bike Project, Food Cycle and others offering a cracking range of free activities. I like to think of it that I’ll be servicing mind and body through yoga, while the Bristol Bike Project service bikes!
Full details of what’s on offer at the Cycle Hub and across the festival site next Saturday is available here.
Yoga For Cyclist Fundraiser Classes for Redfest
In advance of Redfest, I’ll be running special fundraiser classes on Wednesday 31st July at my regular outdoor Yoga For Cyclist Classes. A whopping 50% of all payments from my classes on Queen Square, Bristol snd Keynsham Park will be donated to Redfest – contributing towards its £10,000 target. They’re drop-in classes, with all abilities very welcome. Bring your own mat or practice on the grass. All the details at my classes page.
Yoga For Men @ Valley Fest, Chew Magna, Sun 4th August, 4.30 – 5.30pm
On the Sunday, I then hop, skip and down dog to the stunning Chew Magna, home of my Yoga For Men day retreat. This time for one of the best small but perfectly formed local festivals around – Valley Fest.
I’ll be joining Abi snd friends from Chew Valley Wellbeing who host the Yoga Shala tent. I really appreciate that they have juggled my slot around so that I could do both festivals next weekend. I can’t wait for this one.
I’ll be taking the YogaFam with me as I take Yoga For Men into the field. Getting more men onto the mat is so important to me. I feel so fortunate to be able to bring an exclusively male yoga class to a new audience in such a picturesque setting.
Alongside the vast array of classes on offer over the weekend, I’m also looking forward to spending time exploring what’s on offer across the site. Good friends from Longwell Records in Keynsham are hosting the merch stall so be sure to drop by, say hi to Iain and encourage him to join my class!
The last remaining tickets for the weekend at Valley Fest are available here.
I love taking my yoga practice outdoors. So it’s felt like a logical step to start teaching yoga at festivals. I will report back on how I get on.