The Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival 2016 - KYTA
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The Great British Kundalini Yoga Festival 2016

The 2016 festival ran on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Roding Lane, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BQ.

The festival, now in its 12th year, was different from previous years in the following ways:

  • The festival was shorter running over 2 days as opposed to 5/7 days
  • It was themed as a music festival with an outside stage and many activities being based outside
  • There were various tools with the focus of raising awareness of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma to the wider community
  • This is a celebration of the community and being pioneers of a new age
  • There were area co-ordinators who will manage certain areas

The main goal of the great British Kundalini Yoga Festival is to provide an environment where people can come together to experience and enjoy positive, healthy and supportive group energy through yogic practice and wisdom based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.

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 festsival.

The festival kicked-off from Friday 10th June around 3pm with a festival set-up party. We asked volunteers to come forward and help with setting up the stage and accommodation areas. We had a sound check and vegetarian pizza for all those who arrived and pitched in!

Aquarian Sadhana began at 5am on both days and all are welcome even if you are not planning to attend the festival.

Seva is an integral part of the festival experience and gives people a sense of belonging please sign up for an activity today

The all-camp-meditation was held each day at 5.30pm. This is an opportunity for the whole camp, including the children, to meditate together. The meditation will be Mul Mantar for 22 minutes.

Children’s Activities: Julianne from star child yoga and Vineet Kaur organised fun and colourful activates for the kids (including kids bouncy castle).

Menu: There was delicious vegetarian food available cooked fresh on the day.

Accommodation: There was FREE camping available for everybody. You may arrive on Friday 10th June after 7pm to set up. Please phone regarding inside dormitory accommodation (6-8 beds dormitories) as places are limited: Jag, 07872177193. Adults £25, Children £10

For news on the 2017 Festival take a look at the website and check back here in early 2017