Friday 5/Vendredi V: Summer Yoga Festivals in France

Photo: ©Merwan Benlamine

Photo: ©Merwan Benlamine

1/ ROCK YOUR YOGA

Tout Ça Pour Ça au Festival We Love Green (parc de Bagatelle in Paris, Saturday May 31-Sunday 1 June, 2014)

The same folks who brought you the BLISS Yoga Festival have now partnered with this music event so you can downward dog to great tunes! Choose Saturday and you’ll expand your yoga to SBTRKT, London Grammar and Cat Power; or choose Sunday for an afternoon practice to Earl Sweatshirt, Foals and Lorde. There will be yoga sessions for adults and children, as well as Acroyoga and fun stretching with Le Bonbond.

2/ GOOD VIBRATIONS 

Festival de Musiques Zen + Spirituelles (Pan Piper in Paris, Friday June 6-Sunday June 8, 2014)

If you want to learn more about the yoga of sound, harmonic singing, or simply delve into the vibratory and healing power of music, this is the event for you. While the sessions are not actually yoga, they are meditative (bring a cushion!) and invite deep contemplation.

Photo: Yoga sur l’Atlantique

Photo: Yoga sur l’Atlantique

3/ RIDE THE WAVE

Yoga sur l’Atlantique (Espace Encan in La Rochelle, Saturday June 7-Sunday June 8, 2014)

Head to charming La Rochelle for the second edition of this coastal festival that features all different kinds of practices (Sivananda, Anusara, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ayurveda, Meditation, etc) as well as a Saturday night concert.

4/ PRACTICE AND ALL IS COMING 

Fête de l’Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Salle Jean Rubaud in Aix-les-Bains, Friday July 4-Sunday July 6, 2014) 

Celebrate Ashtanga Yoga with a FREE festival in the beautiful lakeside city of Aix-les-Bains. Two full days of practice for all levels of yogis, with ample time for picnics and camaraderie.

5/ AGE OF AQUARIUS 

Festival Européen de Yoga (Domaine de Fondjouan in Mur-de-Sologne, Saturday August 2-Sunday August 10, 2014)

This event will welcome around 2000 international participants for eight days of Kundalini yoga, White Tantra and other activites inspired by the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Each year, the festival focuses on a specific aspect yoga, with special attention paid to newcomers or those with little yoga experience.