York Yoga and Vegan Festival

EVENT INFORMATION

Online ticket sales for classes in Room A are now closed but you can buy tickets on the door for £5 per class - kindly pay in cash. There is free entry for children. Ticket titled 'Entry to Stalls+Talks & Sessions in Room B' can still be bought online for £3 but is £5 if you pay on the door. 


Join York's first-ever Yoga & Vegan festival at the lovely campus of St Olave's School. All classes and talks will take place indoors. Participate in all-day Yoga & meditation sessions, enjoy yummy vegan and raw vegan food, shop for vegan products and attend talks.

Help us make this a #zerowaste festival by bring your own cutlery. All food stalls will give discounts to those who bring their own. 

Tickets from £3 (online) and £5 (on-the-door); free for children. Read below to know the details

Parking: Please note that there is no parking inside the venue. Parking nearby at Marygate Car Park, Rawcliffe Park and Ride. The venue is very accessible by public transport.


               ******Please bring your own Yoga mats*****

Entry fee starts from only £4 (plus booking fee). We will schedule  Yoga/meditation classes in two halls at the festival. Each session will be 45 minutes long and will cost £4 . You can book the sessions in advance and pay only for the sessions that you want to do. Free entry for children 

The £4 (per session) ticket also gives you access to our stalls, talks, free indoor sessions as well. You can stay for as long or as little as you like. If you want to attend more than one sessions, you are welcome to do that – you just need to buy more tickets as every session has a ticket of its own. Everything can be booked online and you will be guaranteed a space in the class of your choice. 

Rent a Yoga Mat

Yogific has teamed up with the lovely team of Chakra Project to offer you the possibility of renting the mat for use at the festival. You can book a mat to rent for only £5 from our ticket page. Collect the mat from Chakra Project's stall for a fully refundable cash deposit of £10. Return the mat and get the deposit back. Please note that there is a limited number of Yoga mats that can be rented, so book soon to avoid disappointment. For all queries related to this, contact Chakra Project on chakraprojectuk@gmail.com 

Not interested in classes?

If you are not interested in Yoga classes and only want to come to enjoy the stalls area, talks and free sessions, you can buy a  £3 ticket titled 'Entry to Stalls+Talks+Free Sessions'. So, there is something for everyone at our festival. You don't have to be a Yogi or vegan to have fun at the festival. We are planning to have 30 vegan stalls at the festival :) 


Yoga for Kids

All children below the age of 14 years will get free entry to the festival. There will be some sessions exclusively for children. Children can also attend the normal Yoga classes with adults. We request you to not leave your children unattended at any time.We encourage you to bring your children along. There will be some Yoga classes exclusively for them and they can also join you for adults classes. Some adults meditation classes may not be suitable for children. 


The  £3 Ticket

You can now buy tickets titled 'Entry to Stalls+Talks+Free Sessions. It costs only  £3 and you get the following:

  • Access to the Stall Area
  • Access to all talks and all sessions in Room B


Booking Individual Yoga Classes

You can now pick and mix the classes that you want to attend at the festival. You will get a guaranteed place in the class that you book. 


Room A; Class 1 @ 10am: Flowing with the Breath via Vinyasa Yoga 

An energising, dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class, incorporating breath work for connection with mind, body and soul. This style of yoga is characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next.

The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.

This class taught by a lovely Yoga teacher will leave you buzzing happily throughout the day


Room A; Class 2 @ 11am: Traditional Hatha Yoga with Wendy


Hatha yoga is the oldest branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭha literally means “force” and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. The Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā is a classic fifteenth-century Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, is among the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga.

This traditional Hatha Yoga will include Pranayama breathing techniques, asana (core Yoga postures) practice and meditation. This authentic yoga class taught by Wendy, who is an experienced Yoga teacher and founder of York's popular Yoga studio, My Yoga Journey, will also have a focus on connecting breath with movement to bring harmony to body and mind. Breathe, stretch, relax… Suitable for all- beginners and intermediate.


Room A; Class 3 @ 12pm: Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series) for All with Debbie


The Ashtanga method of asana practice originated in 1900s in the city of Mysore in India, and was developed by T. Krishnamacharya, who is considered as the father of modern Yoga.

In Ashtanga Yoga, the order of asanas is entirely predefined, which distinguishes it from most other types of yoga. A practice consists of four parts: Opening series, a main series, a back-bending sequence and a finishing sequence.

This class is led by an experienced Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Debbie, who is a well-known Ashtanga teacher in York. She is going to teach a dynamic, strong class, going through the fundamental asanas of Primary series. Beginning by connecting with the ujayii breath, students will move through the key asanas of primary series – sun salutations, standing, balances, seated, hip-openers, back bends and finishing. Sweat stretch and feel goooood….


Room A; Class 4 @ 1pm:  Yoga for Rejuvenation with Kate

Join Katie to flow with the theme of "rejuvenation” in a class is suitable for all abilities, bodies and preconceptions and where every body really is a yoga body. 

In this class, the teacher will encourage self awareness both from an alignment/physical perspective and also offer a journey inwards - allowing students to find their their truth and the bliss in both stillness and dynamic movement. In today's world its easy for our bodies and minds to feel stagnant, strained and out of harmony; the class encourages the use of intention, detoxifying asanas and breath to revatalise every cell and to promote the free flow of prana, focused minds and to come into our potential. 

Kate has a strong commitment to understanding and working with the deepest consent of the individual and their body making her classes a safe space in a world where it is all too easy to feel judged, unloved or have our needs over-looked. Allow her to hold space while you discover and reconnect to your self-compassion and experience your potential for deep self-care. Lets reconnect together to our bodies (our homes) and our spirits, after this class you will feel up-lifted, supported and resilient. 

This class is suitable for all levels including total beginners. 



Room A; Class 5 @ 2pm: Ashtanga-Vinyasa Flow for Strength: Decoding Arm Balances

This wonderful session is going to be a combination of a strong Ashtanya-Vinyasa Flow Yoga class and a workshop on arm balances. Get ready for a challenging flow sequence that will help strengthen your arms and core. Don't worry! You will also get to have your well-deserved relaxation at the end :)

This class is led by Lauran, an excellent Yoga teacher coming all the way from Liverpool to teach at the festival. She will will show you how to use the strength in your body and mind (with some assistance) to do challenging arm balances. He will also tell you about the secret to falling safely so that you are not afraid of trying it over and over again at home in your own time. Practice is the key to unlock your potential here.

Some level of experience in crow/crane poses, headstand or good core strength will be helpful for the class.


Room A; Class 6 @ 3pm: Kundalini Yoga with Nam Prakash

Kundalini Yoga is one of the most comprehensive styles of Yoga. It encompasses Bhakti Yoga (the yogic practice of devotion and chanting), Raja Yoga (the practice of mediation/mental and physical control) and Shakti Yoga, (for the expression of power and energy). The Kundalini energy is a poetic metaphor which describes the potential energy that exists within each of us. The Kundalini energy is considered to be located in the energetic body at the base of the spine. With the practice of Yoga, the Kundalini energy expands upwards awakening our potential to connect with our higher selves

Traditionally, Kundalini Yoga was a secret practice only passed from teacher to the deserving few students. It was brought in its currently practiced avatar by Yogi Bhajan. This class taught by York's most renowned Kundalini teacher, Nam Prakash Kaur . The class will comprise of Yoga poses and seated meditation. It promises to leave you awakened and more conscious of the potential of your body and mind. The class is suitable for everyone



Room A; Class 7 @ 4pm: Unblocking Muladhara: Yoga for Opening Tight Hips & Hamstrings 

According to the Yoga philosophy, the seven chakras or energy centers comprise their model of the energetic or subtle body. Each chakra is located along the spine, starting at the base and running upwards to the crown of the head. Just like Pituitary Gland, Pineal Gland etc make up our physical body, the chakras constitute our subtle body.

The word Muladhara is a combination of two Sanskrit words.: “Mula,” which means “root” and “Adhara,” which means “support” or “base.”The seven chakras are all important and interconnected. However, the root chakra is especially important, as it is the base of our whole chakra system. It is the most instinctual of all chakras, the very basis of our survival center. Our “fight-or-flight” response is initiated here.

On an emotional level, the root chakra is associated with grounding, vitality, and stability. But on a physical level, it regulates the lower part of the body – legs, inner thighs, hips and hamstrings. So, in this class, the teacher will help you open the blockages in the Muladhara chakra thus helping you develop flexibility in your hips, hamstrings and all other parts of the lower body. Beginners are welcome.




Room A; Class 8 @ 5pm: Yin Yoga for Ultimate Relaxation & Stress Relief

Yin Yoga is one of the most relaxing and static style of Yoga that allows you to make a deep connection with your body and release hidden tension. A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held, accessing deeper layers of fascia.

If you struggle with too many racing thoughts and crave for calm, Yin Yoga is perfect for you. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang. This class will make you feel super relaxed.


Room B; Class 9 @ 6pm: Gong Bath with Soulshine Life


Gong Baths are one of the most soothing, body detoxing holistic rejuvenating vibrational ancient tools. The Gong produces a strong sound wave, almost tangible to the touch, which stimulates the physical body by influencing the surface of the skin and every cell. It feels like a soundmassage for the body and mind (great for those of you who like the idea of a massage, but don't like to be touched).

The gong is a sacred and ancient instrument of healing, rejuvenation and transformation.On a physical level, the gong releases tension and blocks in the body, it stimulates a higher functioning of the glandular and nervous system, it increases prana, our vital life force and improves circulation.

Led by the the Gong master, Craig, the session will  aim to purify and relax the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies



Free Sessions in Room B

Sessions to be announced soon If you have bought any paid class or ticket titled 'entry to stalls+ Talks and sessions in Room B', you are free to attend these sessions. No booking needed. Entry on first-come basis. Please note that these sessions are subjected to minor changes. More sessions will be added. 



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Restrictions

Please bring this ticket with you to the event. This single ticket is valid for your whole order. Personal details such as your email may be used for verification on entry

Please note that the venue postcode is YO30 7WA. Remember, the name of our venue is St. Olave's School. There is also St. Peter's School next to it.

Parking: Please note that there is no parking inside the venue. Parking nearby at Marygate Car Park, Rawcliffe Park and Ride. The venue is very accessible by public transport. We suggest that you either carpool or use public transport to reduce your carbon footprint. The venue is well-connected by buses. Nearby public carparks can be found on www.parkopedia.com.

Please remember to bring your own Yoga mats or book yoga mat rental from Chakra Project's stall. Yoga mats can be booked for renting via this ticketing page only. ou can book a mat to rent for only £5 from our ticket page. Collect the mat from Chakra Project's stall for a fully refundable cash deposit of £10. Return the mat and get the deposit back

There is no entry fee for children (under 14 years) if accompanied by a paying adult.

Please help us reduce waste by bringing your own reusable cups, plates, cutlery etc.

There will be drinking water taps at the venue but it's a good idea to bring your own water bottle along to stay hydrated

Once purchased, the ticket is non-refundable but can be transferred. In an unlikely situation where the event is canceled or changed significantly, full refund will be given by the organizer.

Waiver

Tickets are not refundable and non-amendable
By participating in Yogific events, you are bound by the terms and conditions listed here: www.yogific.org/tandc

Free entry for children under 14 years of age if accompanied by a paying adult

The organisers reserve the right to change the subject or the teacher of any class without a notice. This may happen in case the teacher of the scheduled class does not show up due to unfortunate circumstances. Yoga teachers are humans - they may fall sick, their family member may need urgent care, they might meet with an accident, their car could break down - life is unpredictable. If this happens, Yogific's replacement teacher will cover the class. And this doesn't qualify as ground for asking refund. Refunds will only be issued if the scheduled class is cancelled, and not when it is simply replaced.