The UK’s biggest and best alternative festival offers fabulous music, heartful workshops and delicious dance spaces, not to mention 40 yoga classes across the 5 days! Try out new styles with different teachers, and perhaps even wander through the beautiful healing gardens for a spot of healing or body-work too. buddhafield.com/festival
DEVON YOGA FESTIVAL
Hosted by The Devon School of Yoga, this mini yoga festival in situated at the beautiful Rill Estate, near Buckfastleigh, and offers a choice of 18 yoga workshops of different Styles across two days, and early morning silent meditation and evening Kirtan. All meals and drinks are included in the residential and nori-residential tickets devonyogafestival.co.uk
165 workshops, and amazing speakers like Coleman Barks, world renowned interpreter of Rumi. One Giant Leap’s Jamie Catto. Stand Up Philosopher Tim Freke. plus winner of BBC Radio 4 National Poetry Slam Ben Mellor. award-winning storyteller Dr Martin Shaw and Poet Extraordinaire Chris Paradox With arnazmg world music, healers, body workers and lots of exhibitors too – there is absolutely loads going on al Quest this year Expect everything from eco to
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OSHO LEELA FESTIVAL OF TANTRA & CONSCIOUS SEXUALITY
Europe’s leading festival of Tantra and Conscious exiulity returns for its third year at Osho Leela in jret. Each morning and afternoon there will be a 3tce of workshops, plus early morning meditation yoga, and evenings featuring live music, dancing, the chill-out space, the love lounge, bonfires, and yurt sauna. There will also be a Healing Area with therapists offerinp. sessions osholeela.co.uk
EARTH HEART SUMMER CAMP
This is a week long wild outdoors experience set in the stunningly beautiful EarthHeart Centre in the heart of the ancient 200,000 acre Forest of Dean Each morning the group will gather together as a tribe and take a collective experiential journey through a body of work created by Joanna Macy on Deep Ecology Each afternoon there will also be cir de time – a chance to sit together in smaller groups and share ourselves and speak and listen to each other from the heart Expect mini workshops like yoga, creativity and singing plus an outdoor wood fired hot tub to melt into under the night stars
TO THE YOGA MAT
Hollywood actress Demi Moore, has been taking regular yoga classes since her spilt from husband Ashton Kutcher. The star is said to have recently completed a three-day yoga retreat to become a Kundalini teacher. A source told Grazia yoga, Demi hopes to be able to open her own yoga studio and help others use it as therapy. She has been practising at home with her close friends.
YOGA USED TO ‘SLIM DOWN’ POLICE OFFICERS MEDITATION REDUCED MIND WANDERING & IMPROVED WORKING MEMORY
A new study on task-unrelated thoughts, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that students who participated in a mind-fulness-based stress-reducing programme, helped combat mind-wandering and improved working memory. if
As reported by the BBC, the Nepalese police force has introduced a three-week yoga camp in an efFort to slim down some of its heavier officers. Obesity is an issue for many of the Nepalese police force as most get no exercise due to their desk-based jobs, added to a diet of large servings of white rice with every meal, milk and sugar loaded sweets. The yoga camp, which includes special positions designed to reduce stomach size and obesity, will be offered by almost all police stations in Nepal according to spokesman Keshav Adhikari.