The nation’s obsession with all things wellness and yoga with a side of matcha tea and kale crisps have led to an eruption of incredible festivals. With no alcohol and a supply of delicious vegetarian and vegan food, festivals are taking on the role of a retreat. You’re no longer wading through mud to get to some very questionable portaloo’s but being treated to free showers and first-class facilities. With our recent visit to the UK’s largest yoga fest, World Yoga Festival, we’ve compiled a list of five of the best wellness festivals to check out.
1. World Yoga Festival
Situated on the beautiful Beale Park, the UK’s largest yoga festival is now in its third year. Guru’s and masters of yoga are flown in from India to teach and guide you through authentic classes. Spend your day listening to talks, meditating or perfect your technique. With fantastic live entertainment during the evening and incredibly fresh food to keep you fed, it’s a truly magical event. The family-friendly festival has plenty to keep the little ones entertained as well. Both camping and glamping are available
When: 18th - 21st July 2019
Where: Beale Park, Reading
Price: Weekend super early bird tickets start from £139
2. Soul Circus
From aerial yoga to restorative yoga, there’s plenty of classes to take part in at Soul Circus. Set in the Cotswolds, Soul Circus provides a relaxed and mindful weekend to disconnect and unwind. You can either bring your own tent, van or splash out on glamping. The festival revolves around yoga, music and food and creates an incredible experience.
When: 17th - 19th August 2018
Where: Elmore, The Cotswolds
Price: £199 for the weekend
3. Exhale Festival
In its 5th year, Exhale Festival is a feel-good and creative space to practice yoga and fitness. You’ll find yoga classes, workshops, fitness classes and plenty of music to keep you busy over the weekend. There are also kids yoga, games, massage and lots of delicious food to fill you up. If you’re not a camper, you have the option to glamp or hire a tent.
When: 24th - 27th August
Where: Fairoaks Farm, West Sussex
Price: £130 for the weekend, children under 12 go free
4. Festival No.6
Located on the coast of Portmeirion and surrounded by Wales’ mountainous scenery, Festival No.6 features massages, inspiring talks and several types of yoga. Either camp under the stars, book a hotel or take full advantage of their boutique camping. Go for a swim or dip in the hot tub between healing sessions. Festival No.6 has announced that 2018 will be its last year for now so you’ve still got time to check it out.
When: 6th - 9th September 2018
Where: Portmeirion, Wales
Price: £180 for the weekend
5. FloVibe Festival
A perfect combination of yoga during the day and live music and DJs at night. FloVibe is set in the beautiful grounds of Stansted Park. Expect yoga masterclasses, meditation, dance and power hooping from this retreat-style festival. Foodies will be pleased to find Raw Food Dude, OnNom and Devil’s Pantry serving up fresh and healthy dishes.
When: 10th - 12th August 2018
Where: Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire
Price: £150 for the weekend
(Disclaimer: we have worked with World Yoga Festival to create beautiful video and photography, however, all our opinions are real and we truly believe it is a wonderful space.)