We may be biased, but we think everyone who practices yoga in any form should attend Muskoka Yoga Festival. If you’re on the fence about whether to come this year, allow us to persuade you as to why it’s worth the investment.
1. The Yoga
Okay, this one may be obvious, but we have to include it! Our yoga teachers are such a huge reason you’ll want to attend the Muskoka Yoga Festival. They come from all over Ontario, Canada, and even internationally and bring with them a HUGE amount of varied styles and experiences. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to explore a different type of yoga, now is your chance. We’re still putting the final touches on this year’s schedule, but at the 2017 MYF, attendees could attend as many as five hour-and-a-half classes in one day. If you come for the whole weekend, that’s 15 hours of yoga!
Plus, the variety of our physical classes vary — some are more fitness oriented, such as improving your running form, while others were more traditional Vinyasa styles. There’s something for everyone at MYF!
2. Spiritual Awakening
If you choose, you can opt to take a more restorative weekend and deepen your practice in other ways. For example, last year’s workshops included lessons on the chakra system, learning to love your body, how to use crystals, and much more. Plus, most of the workshops included a meditation of some type. Even if you’re not the meditating type, closing your eyes and relaxing under the sunlight and breathing in the fresh Muskoka air may just help you find the Zen you’ve strived for!
3. Muskoka Yoga Festival Vendors’ Market
Our Muskoka Yoga Festival Vendors’ Market can’t be beat. Eco-conscious finds, apparel you can move in, natural beauty products that are toxin-free, unique, one-of-a-kind items, and much more. Many attendees said they were even going to get all of their Christmas shopping done at the Vendors’ Market! Whether you’re that forward-thinking or just want to pick up a gift to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the market.
4. Musical Entertainment
Music and yoga go together like natural peanut butter and organic jam — the perfect combination. We have musical entertainment playing all weekend long, plus an exclusive concert Saturday night! Kick back and relax on the grass with friends while you listen to some great bands. The best summer evening.
5. Camping Under the Stars
This is an optional part of MYF, but it’s an option many attendees choose. One of the beauties of Muskoka in the summer is that your accommodations can be outdoors — literally. Many who came last year brought tents and found space at local campgrounds, so they were getting in touch with nature all weekend long.
6. The Community
There is something great about practicing yoga with a tribe of like-minded people who are all there for the same reasons. Finding new friends, new ways of thinking, and breaking through limiting beliefs are just some of the benefits Muskoka Yoga Festival can bring. If you already have a yoga community at home, you might meet some new people to bring into that tribe. And if you’ve been wanting some yogi friends, well, there’s no better place to meet them than MYF!
7. Hammocks and String and More Fun Things
You might have seen the pictures of a giant pile of string at last year’s Muskoka Yoga Festival — yup, that happened! We don’t take ourselves too seriously here and one of the best parts of yoga in our opinion is the chance to play. If you want to chill out between classes in a giant hammock or jump into a pile of string — go for it! Yoga is about freedom and finding what feels good for you.
We could go on and on about the reasons why you shouldn’t miss Muskoka Yoga Festival in 2018, but we’ll let you figure them out for yourself — by attending the festival! Get your tickets today!