Because there are a lot of great yoga events outside of Atlanta, too
Okay, so I know this site is called Atlanta Yoga Scene, but my focus is on putting you in touch with events that keep you excited about your practice, and these will definitely do the trick. It is also the start of a new year, and I’m hoping a couple of these might end up on your yearly to-do list.
Some of these are in the Southeast and others are further away, but I’d like to point out that our very own Hartsfield-Jackson is a hub to all of the outliers!
- Travel to your local park: National Yoga Month
- Travel to Savannah: Yoga Marathon to Benefit Louie’s Kids
- Travel to the Rockies: Yoga Rocks the Mountains
- Travel to the Mountains: Wanderlust
- Travel All Over: Yoga Journal Conferences
- Travel Anywhere: Virtual World Yoga Conference
September is National Yoga Month, meaning freebies, discounts, and special events. Make sure that your studio is participating! Many Atlanta studios last year gave away free or deeply discounted classes during this time. This month is also a really great time for Atlantans to get out and join studios for yoga in the local parks. It’s a simple and fun celebration of yoga, and you don’t have to fly anywhere.
Savannah, GA; April 9
Yoga Marathon benefits Louie’s Kids, a foundation tackling childhood obesity. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, the organization uses donations from Yoga Marathon to serve economically disadvantaged kids nationwide by giving them tools to lead healthy lifestyles. The marathon of 108 sun salutations was met by hundreds of participants in 2010, and Louie’s Kids is looking to repeat its success this year. Who doesn’t love yoga for a good cause? Dates for an Atlanta and North Carolina appearance coming soon!
Snowmass, CO; July
This yoga, music, food and art festival benefits the Shakti Foundation and Yoga World Reach. Held amongst the beautiful Colorado Rockies, this weekend of yoga classes blends food, wine and world-class instructors. At the end of the festival—a yoga rave. What’s not to love about that?
Bondville, VT; June 23-26
North Lake Tahoe, CA; July 28-31
Wanderlust is a four-day music and yoga festival that’s held outside in the summer. It boasts thousands of attendees who come to explore styles, teachers and the connection with music and the mountains. Although I’ve never been there, the website probably says it best, “it’s healthy hedonism.” I say, bring it on.
San Francisco, CA; January 13-17
New York, NY; May 12-16
Lake Geneva, WI; July 8-11
Estes Park, CO; September 18-25
These conferences are quintessentially Yoga Journal. Spanning five days, they draw top teachers from around the world, host incredible classes for the earliest beginner to the most advanced students and inspire every possible aspect of your yoga lifestyle from meditating to business finance for your studio. The top retailers dole out freebies and the yoga keeps on flowing. It’s the biggest and the best for a reason, and an event that every yogi should attend at least once.
Your computer, February 8-11
If you can’t get out of work for these other events, take a yoga conference into your own home! Practice yoga and meditation at your own pace with over 75 classes spanning 5 days and over 60 teachers at your fingertips. Just close your office door and your boss will never know what you’re up to.
Where do you go to get away and do yoga?