Liberate feature: 12 Yoga events you won’t want to miss in 2012

12 Yoga events you won’t want to miss in 2012 By Victoria Gigante, for Yoga Travel Examiner

A New Year brings new yoga festivals and conferences to incorporate into your travel plans. Here’s a list of 12 yoga events taking place throughout the nation during 2012:

What: Yoga Journal Conference
Details: “4 Cities, 50+ Teachers, 100+ Classes… Yoga Journal Conferences are celebrated events in which to practice with master yogis… The Conferences offer unique opportunities to learn from… world-renowned yoga teachers, explore different styles of yoga and connect with… yoga enthusiasts.”When/Where: Multiple dates and locations.

San Francisco, CA – January 12-16, 2012

New York, NY – April 12-16, 2012

San Diego, CA – July 12-16, 2012

Estes Park, CO – September 30 – October 7, 2012

Website: www.yjevents.com

What: Yoga Rocks the Butte

Details: “Benefiting Yoga World Reach, this is the first ever winter Yoga, Music and Family Festival in ‘Colorado’s last great ski town!’”

When: February 10-12, 2012

Where: Mt. Crested Butte, CO

Website: www.yogarocksthebutte.com

What: Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

Details: “Join in an in-depth exploration of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition… with senior western students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois… these highly respected teachers will join in a confluence of classes, lectures, stories and events designed to share the profound gift of yoga they received from their beloved teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.”

When: March 1-4, 2012

Where: San Diego, CA

Website: www.ashtangayogaconfluence.com

What: Sat Nam Fest: Kundalini Yoga and Music Festival

Details: “Immerse yourself in the best of Kundalini chant… Get your body and spirit up and moving with Kundalini Yoga… accompanied by incredible live music.”

When/Where: Multiple dates and locations.

April 12-15, 2012 – West Coast – Joshua Tree, CA

September 13-16, 2012 – East Coast – Waynesboro, PA

Website: www.satnamfest.com

What: Tadasana International Festival of Yoga and Music

Details: Celebrate Earth Day weekend with world-class yoga teachers, 20 bands, eco-fairgrounds, shopping, artwork, food, and speakers.

When: April 20 – 22, 2012

Where: Santa Monica, CA

Website: www.tadasanafestival.com

What: Hanuman Festival

Details: “… a community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains… a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences, and a nourishing community. Immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you relax and rejuvenate, dance and devote, connect and expand, have fun and just be…”

When: June 8-12, 2012

Where: Boulder, CO

Website: www.hanumanfestival.com

What: Wanderlust Festival

Details: “Combining the rejuvenation of yoga with the swagger of a music festival in some of the country’s most awe inspiring natural settings, Wanderlust serves up the perfect escape for yogis, music lovers, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike!”

When/Where: Multiple dates and locations.

June 21-24, 2012 – Stratton Mountain, VT

July 5-8, 2012 – Copper Mountain, CO

July 26-29, 2012 – Squaw Valley USA, North Lake Tahoe, CA

Website: www.wanderlustfestival.com

What: Telluride Yoga Festival

Details: “Deepen your practice, deep in the mountains at this unique and intimate yoga event. Join master yogis from all over the globe in one of the world’s most special locations, Telluride!”

When: July 12-15, 2012

Where: Telluride, CO

Website: www.tellurideyogafestival.com

What: Flagstaff Yoga Festival

Details: “The Yoga Conference with an Attitude” 3 days, 100 yoga workshops, 50 teachers.

When: August 3-5, 2012

Where: Flagstaff, AZ

Website: www.FlagstaffYogaFestival.com

What: Liberate Music & Yoga Festival

Details: “…a 3-day, outdoor camping event… Liberate is an eco-friendly, intimate family festival celebrating, music, yoga, consciousness, and community.  With diverse, mindful and eclectic music from both local and national touring artists Liberate features non-stop music, no overlapping sets, and… yoga workshops throughout the weekend.”

When: August 17-19, 2012

Where: Sheldon, VT

Website: www.liberatevt.com

What: Evolvefest

Details: “Evolve celebrates the boundless power of the creative human spirit and brings together 50+ Bands, Yoga Instructors, Visionary Artists, Environmentalists, Guest Speakers, Wisdom-Keepers and thousands from the community in a lively exchange of energy and ideas.”

When: August 31 – September 3, 2012

Where: Vernon, NJ

Website: www.evolvefest.com

What: Iowa City Yoga Festival

Details: “…an inspirational weekend of yoga, music and fun… Rock out, stretch beyond your limits, smile, dance, learn, laugh and meet new friends…”

When: October 12-14, 2012

Where: Iowa City, Iowa

Website: www.iowacityyogafestival.com



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