Celebrating Yoga, Community and Unity
Join the world wide celebrations for the United Nations International Day of Yoga at YOGA DAY FESTIVAL BRISBANE, a community conscious event featuring fun and flowing yoga asana classes, tribal yoga dance fusion, deep relaxation, yoga breathing, exciting kid’s games and activities, live music and kirtan (yoga chant), trance dance, yoga wisdom talks and deep peace meditation. Plus a great lineup of exciting market stalls. Last year’s event was so amazing and inspiring and we’re planning an even better event this year so follow us on facebook for regular updates!
YOGA DAY FESTIVAL 2016 PODCASTS
Rosie Goes to Yoga Day Festival 2017
Rosie Interviews Yoga Day Festival Attendees
Rosie Interviews Gayatri
Yoga Day Festival Participants Give Yoga a Rating from 1 to 10
Rosie Sums up Her Yoga Day Festival Experience
EXPECT HEAPS OF FUN!
Yoga! Flow through fun, creative sequences for all levels and rock your asana with great music and good vibes.
Trance Yoga! Super fun, challenging flow class that will shake up a yoga world that sometimes takes itself a little too seriously. This will be practiced to trance music and morph off into a joyful trance dance with popular trance band Moonfire.
Tribal Flow Yoga Dance Fusion! A dynamic, flowing yoga/dance fusion practised to the healing vibrations of the Didgeridoo and drumming, guaranteed to boost your energy levels, wipe stress from your body, put a smile on your face and leave you feeling amazing!
Meditation! Take a break and learn to meditate at our Meditation Booth, there'll be classes all day long!
Trance Dance! Giving you the complete experience that is known as "Trance Experience". It’s the Beat for your feet, Mantras for the soul, Melodies from the heart, but overall it is a complete and immersive experience that could be summed up as ‘party naturally’, and ‘dance till you drop’, ‘sing along if you want to’ and ‘let the music and mantras take you away’. This is Moonfire the Trance Experience.
Breathing! Otherwise known as pranayam will get the breath flowing deep into the lungs, expanding every cell and filling your whole with life-giving energy.
Relaxation! Lie back while we guide you through an oasis of deep relaxation that will transport you to a place of pure relaxation of body, mind and heart.
Kirtan! The ancient chants of India to the melodies, beats and rhythms of the modern world. Get your mantra on with awesome kirtan bands Pralad 'n the Chants, Soul Sistas and West End Kirtan Collective and be part of an amazing interactive muscial experience known as Kirtan.
Wisdom! Explore the deep truth and beauty of yoga philosophy with inspiring yoga wisdom talks at our 'Yoga of Wisdom' speakers lounge.
Family Fun Yoga! Free Kids yoga adventures, yoga dance, songs and yoga games. Colour in a beautiful mandala and make your own meditation craft to take home.
Food! Deliciously nourishing vego/vegan whole foods plus decadent treats. Stay tuned for all the details.
Community! Enjoy the company of like minded individuals and feel the difference we can make when we come together in a supportive, uplifting way.
PROGRAM - MAIN STAGE
10.30am Namaste Opening Ceremony
10.50am Sacred Sound a Journey Within - Soul Sistas
11.20am Breath and Flow Vinyasa - Stephanie Palmer
12.00pm Mellow Chill Chant - Soul Sistas
12.20pm Prize Draw
12.25pm Tribal Flow Yoga/Dance Fusion - Gopali and Tribal Flow
1.05pm Rock your Asana with Chant - Pralad 'n the Chants
1.25pm Prize Draw
1.30pm Hatha Yoga Asana – John Balaam
2.10pm Deep Peace Guided Meditation
2.40pm Chant for Peace – Pralad 'n the Chants
3.00pm Alive Forever - Wai Lana
3.10pm Trance Yoga - Amara Cauci
3.50pm Trance Dance - Moonfire
4.25pm Prize draw
MEET OUR TALENTED YOGA DAY FESTIVAL TEAM
OUR YOGA ASANA TEACHERS
John, a popular yoga teacher has been with ASMY for many years and started practicing asanas well over 30 years ago. Needless to say he is strong, flexible and agile. John will be teaching the last class of the day which will be a wonderful combination seated poses to stretch out our muscles, release body tension and increase flexibility.
Gayatri is one of the Yoga Day Festival organisers and a long time practitioner of yoga and meditation. Because this path has transformed her life in such a positive way, her passions lie in passing on the wonderful gift of yoga and meditation to others. Gayatri will be teaching the Deep Peace Meditation on the Main Stage.
OUR YOGA WISDOM SPEAKERS
Forty-five years ago, as a college student, I was looking for solutions to the personal, social and political problems of the world. Then I met Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda and from him, I learned and continue to learn, about the wonderful process of Yoga Meditation. Over the years, I have taught yoga meditation in Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Sydney, Brisbane, wherever I am living. I am profoundly grateful to share with others this most valuable gift.
Jayasri's journey with yoga and meditation has been a long one. She first practiced asana with her mother in the 1970’s but this very soon turned to meditation and this has remained her central interest. As the years go by, Jayasri finds herself being drawn more into passing on the jewels of yoga philosophy and meditation.
WHEN AND WHERE?
When: Sunday 18th June
Where: Royal International Conference Centre Brisbane Show Grounds (map below)
YOGA DAY FESTIVAL TICKETS
A Yoga Day Festival Ticket is certainly value for money! Our Ultra Earlybird General Admission Tickets are around the price of a drop in yoga class and you'll get a whole day of everything yoga at Australia's biggest, fastest growing yoga party!
Ultra Early Bird Tickets only available until the end of April!
Ultra Early Bird VIP Gold Package $65 - includes full yoga day festival program, car parking, front row mat space PLUS your choice of a pre-event Tribal Flow Yoga Workshop with Gopali or an Ayurveda yoga workshop with celebrity Lifestyle Coach Samantha Doyle, each workshop is valued at over $70. Take a look at what you will receive at these amazing workshops here
Ultra Early Bird VIP Silver Package $45 - includes full yoga day festival program, second row mat space, car parking PLUS a free yoga class at ASMY West End
Ultra Early Bird General Admission $30 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
Ultra Early Bird Kids (under 12) $8 - includes use of Little Yogi's Kids Space
Ultra Early Bird Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 kids) $65 - includes full Yoga Day Festival Programs and use of 'Little Yogi's Kids Space'
Ultra Early Bird Group Bookings of 10 $25 per person, Total Price $250 - includes full Yoga Day Festival Program
Ultra Early Bird Student/Concession $25 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
Early Bird Tickets available in May!
Early Bird VIP Gold Package $75 - includes full yoga day festival program, car parking, front row mat space PLUS your choice of a pre-event Tribal Flow Yoga Workshop with Gopali or an Ayurveda yoga workshop with celebrity Lifestyle Coach Samantha Doyle, each workshop is valued at over $70. Take a look at what you will receive at these amazing workshops here
Early Bird VIP Silver Package $55 - includes full yoga day festival program, second row mat space, car parking PLUS a free yoga class at ASMY West End
Early Bird General Admission $40 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
Early Bird Kids (under 12) $10 - includes use of Little Yogi's Kids Space
Early Bird Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 kids) $75 - includes full Yoga Day Festival Programs and use of 'Little Yogi's Kids Space'
Early Bird Group Bookings of 10 $30 per person, Total Price $300 - includes full Yoga Day Festival Program
Early Bird Student/Concession $30 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
Regular Priced Tickets available in June
Regular Priced General Admission $50 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
Regular Priced Kids (under 12) $12 - includes use of Little Yogi's Kids Space
Regular Priced Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 kids) $85 - includes full Yoga Day Festival Programs and use of 'Little Yogi's Kids Space'
Regular Priced Group Bookings of 10 $35 per person, Total Price $350 - includes full Yoga Day Festival Program
Regular Priced Student Concession $40 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
Tickets at the Door!
General Admission $60 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
Kids (under 12) $15 - includes use of Little Yogi's Kids Space
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 kids) $95 - includes full Yoga Day Festival Programs and use of 'Little Yogi's Kids Space'
Student/Concession $45 - includes Full Yoga Day Festival Program
YOGA DAY FESTIVAL 2016 - GALLERY
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WHAT OUR FANS HAVE TO SAY
"I missed the first Yoga Day Festival held at Roma Street Parklands because I was overseas, so I was extra excited about being in town and able to attend the 2016 event - a day out in the park with hundreds of other yogis is my kind of way to spend a glorious sunny Brisbane winter day. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas and I was a little disappointed to when the event had to be moved indoors. How wrong I was proved to be. Being in the renovated, magnificent old showbag pavilion at the Ekka showgrounds safe, dry and cozy in the company of thousands of yogis and yoginis was one of the best days I can remember. Everyone was so happy to be there and it was great to see old friends from all walks of my yoga journey, many of my students, and the opportunity to make new friends in the spirit of yoga. Can't wait for this year's event! Looking forward to seeing you all there in June."
Yoga Day 2016 was great! Lots of people still came despite the rain, so there was an energetic atmosphere. There were great workshops on meditation, beautiful kirtan, and yoga classes, including yoga-dance fusion, meaning lots of guided exploration of your physical, mental and spiritual spaces. There were also some lovely food and stalls. I bought some amazing yoga tights from a fantastic lady making them locally at the Gold Coast! It was so nice to spend the day with interesting and motivated people - good vibes!
You don't have to travel to some exotic location to find your inner bliss. Just come to Australian School of Meditation and Yoga's International Yoga Day Festival. The inaugural festival in 2016 was so amazing. Can't wait to join this global celebration again this year. Namaste everyone and peace!
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