Yoga meets nature at Welsh yoga festival
This summer will see Allroots, a network of yoga and well-being practitioners, hold its second annual yoga festival from 12th – 14th June, at National Trust property Stackpole Estate in Pembrokeshire.
As well as yoga, a number of teachers and practitioners of other well-being disciplines and arts will come together from across south Wales and beyond for what is set to be a weekend of special moments at one of Wales’ most beautiful national landscapes and beauty spots.
Allroots Yoga Festival is working with local and regional teachers, practitioners, artists, performers, chefs and food makers to bring together a unique offering of yoga, dance, singing, movement, art, creative activities, circus skills and healthy living, allowing festival goers the chance to relax, unwind and connect with themselves and each other.
As well as soaking up the festival vibe, visitors will also be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the National Trust Stackpole Estate, which offers people the opportunity to explore National Park coastline, sandy beaches, wooded valleys and lily ponds.
Ellie La-Trobe Bateman, co-founder of Allroots Yoga and festival organiser said, “We’re honoured to be teaming up with a number of teachers from across Wales to hold the Allroots Festival in one Wales’ most natural and outstanding areas of beauty surrounding the National Trust Stackpole Estate. The Allroots Festival isn’t just for the experienced or the flexible, for the hippies or the yoga-junkies, this is a festival for those of all walks and ways of life, of all ages and experience. If you need a little recharging, re-energizing, reconnecting, and re-focusing on the things that are really important in life then this is your festival for your diary.”
The festival will include classes and workshops for adults and children of all ages, including different types of yoga; such as kids yoga, yin, hatha flow, power, kundalini, ashtanga and aerial yoga, qi gong classes, nutrition workshops, samba dancing, biodanza, story-time and numerous talks and discussions in the philosophy area*.
As well as a timetable of classes and workshops there are a variety of talented practitioners and therapists offering a variety of treatments to restore you back to your real self again! Kids activities, games, henna, face painting, hair feathering and creative workshops will also be happening throughout the weekend; all served up with delicious vegetarian and vegan food. And if you are not much of a festival happy camper fear not as this festival has rooms in the Estate to offer as part of the ticket from single and doubles to dormitory and family rooms.
A National Trust spokesperson said: “We’re delighted that the All Roots Yoga Festival is being held here at Stackpole. Enjoying the outdoors and physical fitness are a fundamental part of the National Trust ethos. It’s not all about country houses, we want people to enjoy our coastal and countryside places in as many ways as they can. Fitness is as much about the spiritual as the physical and there can’t be many more beautiful places than Stackpole where you can combine the two.”
The festival is raising money for local charities supporting Allroots’ values and vision. Each year, different charities are nominated by the teachers and practitioners involved in the festival, and this year include** Holistic Yoga Wales, Yogi Ahokananda Charity Foundation, The Special Yoga Centre, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.