Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival 2020
May 26 @ 2:00 pm - May 31 @ 2:00 pm£3.95 – £419
Come join us for the annual Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival in the majestic All Saints Pastoral Centre a former convent in St Albans just outside of London. GBKYF is a beautiful annual event, run by a small team of volunteers and committed yogis. It’s a sanctuary for the soul and a respite from the commercial overdrive of our modern world. No big sponsors, just lots of friendly community and activities to nourish the mind, body and spirit.
At the festival you can indulge in a feast of Kundalini Yoga experiences ranging from yoga and meditation workshops to music, chanting, dancing and men’s and women’s circles. Families are very welcome and activities will be arranged for children and teenagers. There will be delicious plant-based food, a bazaar, a healing therapy area and plenty of Yogi Tea on tap. Each morning you’ll have the option of beginning bright and early for Aquarian Sadhana (a daily morning practice) and every evening there will be a special event, all included in the ticket price.
We’re thrilled to invite you and look forward to serving you at the festival. With great love,
The Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival Team
About Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga is known as the “mother of all yogas”. It incorporates all of the elements that were originally part of the ancient practice of yoga including asana (posture), mudra (gesture), mantra (sound), meditation and kriya (subtle energy work). Together these techniques form a potent practice through which we can activate latent energy in the body to heal our physical and emotional wounds and to expand our consciousness. Kundalini Yoga gives us practical tools to deal with the challenges of modern living, to elevate ourselves out of our mundane, everyday troubles into the blissful experience of Now.
The ticket prices are:
- Full Festival
5 days incl. all workshops & activities, 5 nights accommodation in a shared room with all meals (incl. dinner on Tuesday 26th – lunch on Sunday 31st)
Limited quantity of Early Bird full festival tickets @ £342 plus booking fees,
available until midnight 29th Feb 2020;
when the remaining Full Festival tickets will be £394 plus booking fees.
- 24hr Ticket
Check in from 2pm, includes workshops, dinner, evening programme, incl. bed in a shared room, breakfast the next day, sadhana & lunch until 2pm the next day – £79 plus booking fees
(tickets available from 1st April 2020)
- Day Ticket
Access from 9am until 10pm each day, incl. all workshops lunch, dinner & evening programme – £53 plus booking fees (tickets available from 1st April 2020)
- Meal Only Ticket
£7.50 plus booking fees e.g. if you purchase a 24hr Ticket and wish to arrive before 2pm to attend morning workshops you will need to purchase your lunch separately. If you purchase a day ticket and wish to attend sadhana you will need to purchase your breakfast separately.
(tickets available from 1st April 2020)
- Children’s tickets
3 years and under attend and stay for free in their own travel cot
4-16 years 50% discount off above prices.
Families & Friends can stay together on request
Our prices are based on the charges made by our venue plus operating costs. St Albans Academy now have fixed check in times, so we are unable to offer the flexibility of previous years.
Ticket prices at checkout include a reduced booking fee this year.
Discounts for Teachers and Work Exchange
We have some work exchange positions available. (please email email@example.com for details)
If you are a teacher at the festival please email firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and payment codes
add up all the numbers of the year and it becomes a four…
The theme for this year’s festival is the number four.
Four represents our heart centre – the fourth chakra and the emergence of a Universal prayer for all beings and for the planet.
Guru Ram Das was the fourth Sikh Guru and was Yogi Bhajan’s spiritual teacher. The mantra of Guru Ram Das was Sat Nam – truth is my essence. Known as the Lord of Miracles, he embodied the virtue of humility, of selfless service or seva, and also laid the foundation for community consciousness or sangat.
In sangat, we invite our inner truth to emerge and awaken our shared sense of humanity, the state where miracles can happen…
In service to each other, and by practising, meditating, chanting and expressing ourselves through the heart, we can elevate each other…
In 2020, as the world continues to go through its powerful changes, we invite you to revel in life and love for yourself, for each other and for our planet, and to join together in consciousness and in celebration.
“I don’t believe in miracles; I rely on them” Yogi Bhajan
What To Expect At The Festival
There are many events and a variety of experiences to indulge in at the GBKYF. They are all open to beginners and all participation is by invitation – you decide what you’d like to do.
Daily Sadhana: Each day we begin at 5am with an Aquarian Sadhana (a special group yogi and mediation practice).
Daily Workshops: We’ll have morning and afternoon workshops in each of the 3 main rooms.
All-Camp Meditation: Each evening before dinner we’ll all convene for the All-Camp meditation
Evening Programme: Each night we’ll have a special event, including kirtan (musical chant), dancing, and an all night Gong puja! The programme will run until 10pm (except for the Gong Puja of course).
Food: Each day three delicious and healthy plant-based meals will be served
Healing Zone: We’ll have a variety of healers and bodyworkers available for very affordable sessions.
Bazaar: Yummy treats, Yogi Tea, and a variety of exquisite things for sale…and often a happening relax and hang-out spot!
If you would like to have space at either of these areas please contact us: email@example.com
Children’s Camp: Featuring a full schedule with daily special guests teaching workshops as well as lots of fun and games, always with consideration on how to elevate and inspire the young ones to be the conscious chaperons of our future.
Ages 0-2 years to be cared for by parent/carer within the children’s camp area.
For the first time we are hoping to bring a Toddler Camp to GBKYF where 2-4 year olds will be cared for on a one to one/two ratio within the Children’s Camp area.
Ages 5-9 years can be left in children’s camp with a range of exciting indoor and outdoor activities.
Double Digits: We’ll have organised activities & events for children aged 10+.
Women’s Red Tent space: This is a specific area where women and young girls (from 7 years up) are welcomed to spend more of a quaint and quiet time: slowing down, resting, going inward into self discovery and so on. Moon flow sanitary products are available here for free.
There is also a timetable of women-led and women-centred workshops, which will happen in The Red Tent daily. However this is not intended to stop your resting process; it intended to deepen it by the presence of other sisters, even if you choose not to take part. Nurturing, self care, loving circle of sisters in divine, herbal teas and chocolate are the small tokens of what is waiting on you there.
Gurdwara: We are delighted to be able to offer a Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) at the festival. A Gurdwara provides a devotional space for contemplation and reflection and sets a sacred frequency beneficial to the festival. Each day there is a programme of kirtan (devotional singing) and prayers immediately after Sadhana. Everyone is welcome!
The festival is committed to sharing this experience with respect for all living beings including other people and their belongings, animals and plants on the festival site. In order that we all keep safe please note that fires including tea lights and incense are strictly forbidden. Please do not bring drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or pets to the festival.
MAY THE LONG TIME SUN SHINE UPON YOU…