Join us at the first-ever Coventry Yoga and Vegan festival at the lovely campus of AT7 leisure centre. Participate in all-day Yoga & meditation sessions, enjoy yummy vegan food, shop for vegan products and attend talks.
Help us reduce waste at this festival by bringing your own cutlery.
The £3 Ticket
If you are not interested in classes in Room A and B, you can buy the £3 ticket titled 'Entry to stalls+talks+sessions in Room C'. This type of ticket lets you access all other areas of the festival. Don't buy this ticket if you have already bought any single class in Room A and B because it's included in the £4 ticket.
The 50% Discount on £3 Ticket Courtesy Yogapp
Get 50% discount on tickets by downloading the coolest Yoga class booking app, Yogapp. Just download the app and email email@example.com to get your tickets. Please note that 50% discount only applicable on 'Entry to Stalls+Talks+Sessions in Room C' ticket type. So, this ticket will cost you only £1.50!
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Tickets in Room A and B
We will schedule Yoga/meditation classes in Room A and B at the festival. Each session will be 45 minutes long and will cost £4. You can book the sessions in advance and pay only for the sessions that you want to do. The £4 (per session) ticket also gives you access to our stall, talks, all sessions in Room C and outdoor area as well. You can stay for as long or as little as you like. If you want to attend more than one sessions, you are welcome to do that – you just need to buy more tickets as every session has a ticket of its own. Everything can be booked online and you will be guaranteed a space in the class of your choice.
Children: Please note that there is no fee of any kind for children. There is a room especially for kids where family yoga sessions will take place.
Room A; Class 1 @ 10am: Flowing with the Prana via Vinyasa Yoga with Clizia
An energising, dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class, incorporating breath work for connection with mind, body and soul. This style of yoga is characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. In vinyasa yoga, each movement is synchronized to a breath. The breath is given primacy, acting as an anchor as you move from one pose to the next.
The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
This class taught by a lovely Yoga teacher, Clizia, will leave you buzzing happily throughout the day
Room A; Class 2 @ 11am: Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga for All with Nora
The Ashtanga method of asana practice originated in 1900s in the city of Mysore in India, and was developed by T. Krishnamacharya, who is considered as the father of modern Yoga.
In Ashtanga Yoga, the order of asanas is entirely predefined, which distinguishes it from most other types of yoga. A practice consists of four parts: Opening series, a main series, a back-bending sequence and a finishing sequence.
This class is led by an experienced Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Nora, who is coming all the way from Oxford to teach at the Festival. She is going to teach a dynamic, strong class, going through the fundamental asanas of Primary series. Beginning by connecting with the ujayii breath, students will move through the key asanas of primary series – sun salutations, standing, balances, seated, hip-openers, back bends and finishing. Sweat stretch and feel goooood….
Room A; Class 4 @ 12pm: Kundalini Yoga with Hari Shabd Kaur
Kundalini Yoga is one of the most comprehensive styles of Yoga. It encompasses Bhakti Yoga (the yogic practice of devotion and chanting), Raja Yoga (the practice of mediation/mental and physical control) and Shakti Yoga, (for the expression of power and energy). The Kundalini energy is a poetic metaphor which describes the potential energy that exists within each of us. The Kundalini energy is considered to be located in the energetic body at the base of the spine. With the practice of Yoga, the Kundalini energy expands upwards awakening our potential to connect with our higher selves
This class will be taught by Hari Shabd, a well-known Kundalini teacher in Coventry, and is suitable for beginners.
Room A; Class 5 @ 1pm: Introspection Meditation with Nora
Introspection means examining one's own emotional and mental processes. This meditation technique focusses on breathing and cultivating self awareness. It can be beneficial as a tool for stress management Meditators of all abilities (newbies or experienced) are welcomed at this guided meditation class led by Nora. .
Works best when practiced! Join us and see it for yourself!
Room A; Class 6 @ 2pm: Yoga for Healthy Spine: Opening the Back
This class will focus on Yoga postures that can help improve one of the most vulnerable areas in your body. The diverse set of postures in this flow sequence will work on all areas of your back. You'll learn how to stretch it, strengthen it, relieve lower back pain, and soothe your spine
This workshop will explore the best way to improve your back bend and explain how and why it works, and why, sometimes, it doesn’t. The workshop also includes pranayama and relaxation.
Room A; Class 7 @ 3pm: Hatha Yoga + Pranayama
"Hatha yoga is the oldest branch of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭha literally means “force” and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. The Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā is a classic fifteenth-century Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, is among the most influential surviving texts on hatha yoga.
This class will include Pranayama breathing techniques (Pranayama), asana (core Yoga postures) practice and meditation. This authentic yoga class taught will also have a focus on connecting breath with movement to bring harmony to body and mind. Breathe, stretch, relax… Suitable for all- beginners and intermediate."
Room A; Class 7 @ 4pm: AshVinyasa Flow to Open Tight Hips and Hamstrings with Magda
AshVinyasa is a combination of Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. This class will focus on opening the lower body and remove tension in hips, hamstrings and inner thighs. The sequence of postures will aim to develop more flexibility in legs. This class is beneficial for everyone and beginners are especially welcomed. If you are into running, cycling or any other kind of sports, you must attend this class. The class led by Magda, a lovely Birmingham-based Yoga teacher, will end with relaxation.
Room A; Class 8 @ 5pm: Mindflowness Yoga Workshop with Martina
This workshop explores the fusion between dance and yoga in a joyful, immersive and creative way.This class is suitable for all ages and abilities (no experience necessary).
Through various guided techniques, creative flows and moving meditations this workshop will make you discover your own way of experiencing movement, in the moment, leaving you feeling connected, balanced,present and energised. We'll explore new pathways to initiate movements that are authentic to you, in the moment, in a mindful and connected way.
We’ll explore how to shift the body in space by seamlessly joining movement, rhythm and breath in a dynamic way.We’ll build stability and strength by rooting ourselves through the floor, while at the same time lengthening, floating and spiralling up and away from the earth. We’ll be nourishing our connection with our deepest energy through guiding the spine and centre to be the initiators - the power force to all our movement.
Room A; Class 9 @ 6pm: Meditation and Gong Bath for Ultimate Relaxation and Stress Relief with Donna
Gong Baths are one of the most soothing, body detoxing holistic rejuvenating vibrational Gong. The gong produces a strong sound wave, almost tangible to the touch, which stimulates the physical body by influencing the surface of the skin and every cell. It feels like a sound massage for the body and mind (great for those of you who like the idea of a massage, but don’t like to be touched).
On a physical level, the sound bath releases tension and blocks in the body, it stimulates a higher functioning of the glandular and nervous system, it increases prana, our vital life force and improves circulation.
Led by the the well-known gong practitioner who is coming from Birmingham to teach at the festival, Donna, the session will aim to purify and relax the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. She will guide you into a deep meditation before the gong bath begins. Once the sound bath begins, there will be no talking until she is finished playing the bowls.
Everybody experiences something different at these sound baths and so for everyone, they will receive what they need to from the bowls. Don’t worry too much about what happens during the Sound Bath, all you need to know is that your body is getting exactly what it needs to help YOU best in this present moment.
Caution: Due to the strong vibrations of the gongs at times it is not suitable for epileptics, people fitted with pace makers, pregnant ladies, anyone who has metal plates in their body and it can interfere with some hearing aids.
Sessions in Area B
All of the following sessions are free to attend if you buy ticket to any single paid class in Room A:
11.00-11.50 Isha Yoga Workshop: Postures, Pranayama and Meditation
12.00-12.40 (Talk) Eating Vegan : How to Nourish Yourself on a Vegan Diet
12.50-13.30 Fun Meditation Workshop for Kids
13.40-14.20 (Talk)Yoga Beyond Mats: Understanding the Philosophy of Ahimsa in Yoga
14.30-15.10 Family Yoga
15.20-16.00 (Talk) Yoga and Mental Health
16.10-16.50 Yoga Basics Workshop for Newbie Yogis
17.00-17.40 Developing a Safe Home Yoga Practice Sequence