YOGA. CULTURE. ADVENTURE

Bringing together exceptional teachers of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness from Banff and beyond, together we will create a conscious connection to yoga, culture, and adventure in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Come together to study all things yoga and connect to our unique culture.

Welcome to the Rocky Mountains — one of Canada’s most popular destinations with a long time history of healing. Immerse yourself in this 3-day festival of conscious celebration where we incorporate the mindfulness of yoga into all elements of our lives. From yoga classes to hiking adventures, to culture and social interactions, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed mind body and soul.

Wake up to the sun peeking over the mountains as you soak it in over a cup of tea. Head to a yoga class at the state of the Fenland Recreation Centre to connect to the community and transformational teachings. A short hike up Tunnel Mountain gets your blood pumping and your creativity stirring. The calm of a canoe on the Bow River mirrors your peaceful state of mind. Infuse intention into your handmade mala in the afternoon. Then connect with new friends at an acro yoga workshop and end your day with an all-out celebration of community featuring an impeccable curated list of wellness teachers and artists from Banff and beyond.

JOIN US FRIDAY, MAY 24TH TO SUNDAY, MAY 26TH, 2018
FOR A CONSCIOUS LIVING FESTIVAL IN THE CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

OUR LOCATION

THE FENLANDS RECREATIONAL CENTRE

The majority of our weekend will be spent at the incredible Fenlands Recreational Centre. This space underwent a multi-million dollar renovation several years ago, making it rustic and modern while boasting mountains views and LEED design. How fitting to promote health, sustainability, and well-being in a building with some of the most advanced green technologies! The Fenlands is located adjacent to a wildlife corridor. All of our headliner events, yoga talks, yoga market, and vegan concession can be found at this venue.

Our event will also take you into the mountains, to historical spaces, and to significant places in Banff that could be considered “hidden gems”. Whyte Museum will be an evening venue, Canada House Art Gallery, Dance for Joy Studio, and Rocky Mountain Yoga are all also involved, not to mention the Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Look for our event program which will include a festival map (available in both print and online closer to the date).

VEW MAP OF THE FENLANDS HERE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I AM PREGNANT, CAN I STILL ATTEND?

First of all, congratulations. We don’t have any prenatal classes this year. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t attend.

All of our teachers are VERY educated and all will have training in teaching pregnant women. So Please take the following steps:

1. Consult your physician and let them know that you want to attend the festival.

2. Knowing your own body and how you are feeling during your pregnancy, cater the schedule in this way.

3. At the festival, let your instructor know that you are carrying. They will offer you some modifications for the poses.

4. Here are some great resources:
http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/06/prenatal-yoga-dos-donts-for-every-trimester/
http://www.artofliving.org/yoga/yoga-for-women/yoga-and-pregnancy
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9588/13-yoga-modifications-for-pregnant-women.html

5. Pregnant women, as a general rule of thumb, are to steer clear of TWISTING, JUMP BACKS (throughs and forewards), and anything where the weight is on the belly (lying on your belly).

**Please note that our festival line-up has been very carefully curated. There are no teachers who have not been teaching for several years and most of whom have families of their own. **

When you purchase your ticket, please feel free to contact us for recommendations. If anything, this will be something great to do for the fellowship and comradery!

CAN MEN ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL?

Absolutely! Our festival is an inclusive and quality event for all yoga practitioners

CONTACT US

BANFF YOGA FESTIVAL
PO BOX 2242
BANFF, AB
T1L 1B9

PHONE: 587-351-9644 (YOGI)
info@banffyogafestival.com