Top Yoga Festivals to Illuminate Your Practice in 2024


As we journey through another year of growth and transformation, we can deepen our practice and connect with like-minded souls by attending a yoga festival or conference. These gatherings provide an environment to explore diverse teachings, celebrate community, and immerse ourselves in the spiritual energy that yoga events can provide.

We've curated a list of some of our favorite yoga festivals to attend this year–from serene mountain retreats to vibrant urban celebrations, each event promises a unique experience filled with inspiring classes, workshops, and opportunities to connect with renowned teachers, yoga therapists, and fellow yogis. Whether you're seeking profound spiritual insights, new techniques, or simply a joyful and rejuvenating escape, these events have something special to offer.

Symposium on Yoga Therapy: June 20-22, 2024 Scottsdale, AZ

Join Yoga International teacher Doug Keller along with other experts at SYTAR 2024, the premier event for yoga therapy professionals. This annual conference offers enriching roundtable discussions, inspiring keynotes, daily personal practices, and the 2024 Seva Awards. Network with the brightest minds in yoga therapy within 40 acres of beautiful gardens in Arizona and top-notch amenities. SYTAR 2024 is the perfect opportunity to refresh your outlook and foster growth. Plus, earn 22 contact hours in CE credits at no extra cost for members.

Telluride Yoga Festival: June 27-30, 2024  Telluride, CO

The 16th annual Telluride Yoga Festival is a transformative 4-day yoga and wellness gathering set in the breathtaking San Juan mountains. This festival offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature and like-minded individuals while enjoying yoga, meditation, hiking, wellness workshops, and more. Join esteemed Yoga International teachers Amy Ippoliti and Faith Hunter (coming soon!), along with other world-renowned instructors, in the stunning new campus in Mountain Village. Embrace this perfect blend of yoga, nature, spirit, and love for an unforgettable weekend of inspiration and connection.

Love Shine Play: July 25-28, 2024 Asheville, NC

Life can be overwhelming, but within the mess lies magic, and the Love, Shine, Play Festival embraces it all. By bringing together Yoga International teachers like Dianne Bondy, Sianna Sherman, Danni Pomplun, Sierra Hollister, Cat Matlock, Faith Hunter, and Joe Taft, Love, Shine, Play creates a beautiful space for connection, inspiration, and rediscovering the joy of being. Get ready for an immersive weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains that promises to be truly magical.

Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival: July 27, 2024 Roxbury, New York

The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival is a family-friendly gathering offering yoga, mindfulness, and immersion in nature. Set in the serene surroundings of Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, NY, this festival features 50 diverse classes and workshops led by esteemed global and local teachers. Participants can enjoy yoga, meditation, hiking, plant walks, scenic sky rides, and the vibrant atmosphere created by local artisans, vendors, and a welcoming community.

Dirty South Yoga Fest: August 23-25, 2024 Atlanta, GA

Immerse yourself in a celebration of community, culture, and yoga at the Dirty South Yoga Fest! This southern event brings together a diverse array of instructors, spa treatments and energetic work for a weekend filled with yoga classes, workshops, and festivities. As champions of local yoga across the South, the festival spotlights and supports the vibrant yoga community in Atlanta and beyond. Have an unforgettable experience where yoga meets Southern charm and community spirit.

Floyd Yoga Jam: Aug 29- Sep 1, 2024 Willis, VA

Experience the magic of Floyd Yoga Jam in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia, where yoga, music, dance, and community beautifully intertwine. We love this festival for its “People’s Playground” where all can go to relive moments of childhood and explore the world through play. With live music on three different stages during yoga classes and late night drum circles, be among the yoga enthusiasts, practitioners, musicians, and artists that come together to celebrate life.

Bhakti Yoga Festival: Sept 27-29, 2024 Joshua Tree, CA

If you are a Kirtan lover this is the festival for you. The Bhakti Fest embodies devotional connection, transformation, and holistic well-being. Set in the enchanting Joshua Tree desert, this festival offers deep connection through heart based Bhakti with music, yoga, and community, creating an immersive experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. From soulful performances by Krishna Das and Deya Dova to inspiring workshops by renowned Yoga International teachers like Dianne Bondy, Shiva Rea and Seane Corn, Bhakti Fest fosters a space for profound personal growth and communal harmony.

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Symposium on Yoga Research: October 14-16, 2024 Stockbridge, MA

At SYR 2024, the premier academic yoga research conference on the East Coast, discover new research methodologies, share insights from the latest studies, and explore funding opportunities with Yoga International teacher Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD and other experts. Earn up to 15 CE credits and shape the future of yoga research from October 14–16, 2024, at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity for connection and advancement in the field!

Lamu Yoga Festival Oct 30-Nov 4, 2024 Lamu, Kenya

The Lamu Yoga Festival is not one to miss as it celebrates the vibrant Swahili culture, international diversity, and yoga on its 10th anniversary. This immersive five-day event offers over 150 classes and workshops, including yoga, meditation, breathing, sound healing, and more, alongside enriching cultural experiences like Swahili dinners and sunset dhow meditations. Set on the car-free, world heritage Lamu Island, the fresh seafood, organic foods, and the warm hospitality of the Swahili people make it the perfect wellness getaway in East Africa.

In Conclusion

 As we look ahead, attending one of these top yoga festivals can be a transformative experience, offering opportunities for growth, learning, and connection. By immersing ourselves in diverse teachings and vibrant communities, we can enrich our practice and foster a deeper sense of well-being. Whether you're drawn to serene mountain retreats or dynamic urban gatherings, there's a festival on this list to inspire every yogi. Embrace the chance to explore, celebrate, and rejuvenate at these incredible events.

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