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Best Yoga Festivals 2017
Yoga festivals are a great way to let loose and immerse yourself in music, dance, wellbeing and freedom of spirit with other like minded yogis and yoginis. Set in some incredible locations, with plenty of activities and a less structured format than yoga retreats, festivals promise to reignite your passion for your practice. We’ve selected our 5 favourites based on location, facilities, vibes and range of activities.
Locations: Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada, Vermont, Colorado, California, and Texas.
May – September 2017
Wanderlust is the...
Angola, a Southern African nation, and Africa’s 7th largest, is a varied land encompassing tropical Atlantic beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers and Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. The country's colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese-influenced cuisine and its landmarks, particularly in Luanda, the country’s capital located on its northern coast.⠀
As one of Africa's major oil producers, Angola is striving to tackle the physical, social and political legacy of a 27 year civil war which ravaged the country after independence from Portugal in 1975. The cultural diversity is vast, ranging from...
Andorra is the sunniest mountain area in Europe: with an average of 250 sunny days a year. Tucked away in the eastern Pyrenees, the tiny principality of Andorra, a country with narrow valleys and mountainous landscapes.
Yoga retreats in Andorra largely combine the great outdoors with yoga in summer treks or winter ski. Watch wild horses roam freely in the mountains and conquer exciting roads in search of adventure. Or try a night walk in snowshoes up the slopes of Pal under a full moon with snowy landscapes illuminated in the moonlit glow....
Algeria, Africa’s biggest country, and the world's 10th largest, is only a short hop from Europe. With the Saharan desert covering more than four-fifths of the land, there are some truly legendary desert landscapes from the sand seas that surround Timimoun to the vast sand dunes south of Tamanrasset.
The capital, Algiers, is a nostalgic blend of colonial and modernist architecture. Across the north are stunning coastline vistas with lush vegetated rural landscapes and well preserved remains of Roman cities.
A largely Muslim country, yoga practice has only a marginal following with the largest festival, the Yoga Therapy...
When you first think of Albania, you may ask yourself “Isn’t it dangerous?” and “Is that even in Europe?” Speak to those who have been, and the you’ll hear of rippling mountains, Ottoman architecture, pristine beaches and endlessly hospitable locals set within a Mediterranean climate with virtually no tourists.Following decades of isolationist rule, this rugged land still doesn’t seem to fit into the grand continental jigsaw. With its distinctly exotic feeling, unique cuisine and customs, you should pay a visit to this beguiling corner of Europe now, before it garners the popularity it deserves.