Summer is officially here and we have some great yoga and music festivals coming up no matter where you are. Here is your guide to what events you absolutely cannot miss this glorious summer of 2011!
Hanuman Festival | June 16th – 19th – Boulder, CO
From June 16th – 19th, 2011, Boulder, Colorado, will be a little more peaceful. Yogis from across the world will converge in Boulder at the inaugural Hanuman Festival to share an unforgettable experience at the base of the Rocky Mountains with world-renowned yoga instructors and musical artists.
MC Yogi, Donna de Lory, Suzanne Sterling and Desert Dwellers, will also celebrate its 20th anniversary alongside the Festival with paid and free concerts throughout the weekend at the Boulder Theater, inside yoga classrooms and on the Pearl Street Mall.
Based at the St. Julien Hotel and sprawling across the Boulder High School lawn, the Hanuman Festival begins on Thursday, June 16th with full day intensive courses taught by yoga teachers such as Seane Corn, Amy Ippoliti, Kathryn Budig, Kia Miller and others. Two-hour courses will be taught Friday-Sunday by over 25 instructors including Simon Park and Darren Main.
Yoga Rocks The Park Series | June 19th – September 25th – Denver, CO
That’s right folks! In it’s third season, Yoga Rocks The Park is spreading its Colorado love and expanding to one of our favorite yoga scenes – OMaha, Nebraska! We are so excited to be involved with Yoga Rocks The Park for what promises in another great season in Colorado and an epic inaugural run in Nebraska. Check out the full information below:
Yoga Rocks The Park – Denver, CO
Every Sunday: June 19th – September 25th
City Park & Alamo Placita Park
9:00am doors | 10:00am Yoga + Music
Wanderlust Vermont | June 23rd – 26th – Stratton Mountain, VT
Wanderlust California | July 28th – 31st – Squaw Valley, CA
The Wanderlust 2011 roster features old friends like John Friend, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Andrew Bird and Girl Talk and some new exciting faces like Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodney Yee, Deepak Chopra and Krishna Das. We’re thrilled to be working with such a breadth of yoga instructors, musicians, speakers, performance artists, ecologists and many others. The best part of the line-up is its depth — make sure you check out the full roster for both Vermont (June 23 – 26) and California (July 28 – 31) events.
Despite all the great additions to the lineup, WL has managed to keep prices the same as in 2010. We hear VT is close to selling out, so grab your tickets before these go away! Tickets and ticket + lodging packages are available at www.wanderlustfestival.com.
Phish | July 4th – Watkins Glen, NY
It’s Phish’s biggest. Ball. Ever. So big we can’t. Contain it. In one sentence. Super Ball IX, Phish’s ninth festival, will take place July 1-3 at Watkins Glen International. Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York’s Finger Lakes region, the site offers an abundance of campsites and is just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Super Ball IX will mark Phish’s first-ever festival performance over July 4 weekend, and the first major music festival held at Watkins Glen since 1973’s legendary Summer Jam. It is also Phish’s first-ever performance at a facility with “Watkins” in its name.
Mountain Pose Yoga Festival | July 7th – 10th – Copper Mountain, CO
Join a host of incredible teachers including Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman, Nicki Doane, and Dave Romanelli for a weekend of fun in the mountain sun – click here for more details and watch the video to learn more.
4th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival | July 14th – 17thAubrey Hackman had a vision. Her vision was to create a Yoga event in the magnificent setting in which she was so fortunate to call home. But her vision went beyond the physical yoga experience. Having just returned from training with her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life, whose strong message of vegetarianism and environmentalism rings through all of their yoga teachings, Aubrey was inspired to create an event that would not only provide yoga students of all levels an enriching experience but also offer them the opportunity to have a positive impact on the world. Yoga presenters include David Swanson, Noah Mazé, Alanna Kaivalya, Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band, and more! __
Chicago | Grant Park – July 19th
Los Angeles | 3rd Street Promenade – July 24th
Seattle | Space Needle Park – August 4th
The Wanderlust Festival is bringing you a day of yoga and music in your city…best part? It’s completely free! As an added bonus, be one of the first 200 to sign up and receive a free yoga mat compliments of smartwater and Gaiam. Signup is now open for Chicago, but will be open soon for LA and Seattle, so keep your eyes peeled on the Wanderlust Facebook page. As always, you can read our previous recaps of past Wanderlust Yoga in The City events below