Sheffield to get its first yoga festival this April
Ready to show off your downwards-facing dog? A weekend of events and workshops for yogis will be running from the 28th-29th April, all in aim of getting more people interested in yoga and raising money for charity.
Sheffield Yoga Festival will bring together over 40 teachers and workshop leaders to share their know-how in classes such as ‘pregnancy yoga’, ‘yoga for stress management’ and meditation, alongside hands-on workshops in aromatherapy, massage and art.
It wouldn’t be a festival without some food and tunes; the Yoga Festival will host stalls, a cafe, live music and a yoga book swap for those looking to further enlighten themselves on yogi ways.
In the true spirit of the practice, the festival will be not-for-profit and will raise money for programmes like those of community organisation, Maha Project, who use yoga to help women and families who might not otherwise be able to attend regular classes.
Amy Beard, Yoga Teacher and Founder of the Festival said:
“Having lived in Sheffield my whole life and practised yoga in the city for the past 18 years, I’ve seen it grow from a small niche group of practitioners to a large and vibrant community. You can barely walk down the street without chancing upon a leaflet for a yoga class in the area.
I’m super excited for the potential to bring this community together in one place with a shared ambition to make yoga accessible to even more Sheffielders”.
Sheffield Yoga Festival will take place over the weekend of 28th and 29th of April at Hagglers Corner, Queens Road.