Whitstable Yoga Festival

The yoga scene in the UK can sometimes be either very city centric, with the London streets competing for lithe, smoothie swilling exercisers to come to their slick studios, or esoteric and spiritual, with hippies out in the sticks connecting to Mother Nature through their breathing. Whitstable Yoga Festival challenges both of those stereotypes. TakingContinue reading “Whitstable Yoga Festival”

Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body by Melanie C. Klein

Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body contains thirty pieces of writing by participants in the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, an organization committed to body love through yoga. Acknowledging that the personal battle with the body that many people experience is actually a political one that spans the spectrum ofContinue reading “Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body by Melanie C. Klein”

Citadel is here – and it looks amazing

When Citadel Festival was first born, I had reservations about the longevity and meaning of its life. Did London really need another festival? Did the UK need another family friendly event? But they’ve been building on their successes, and this year bring an amazing line up of quality artists to Victoria Park on Sunday 16thContinue reading “Citadel is here – and it looks amazing”

FloVibe – where retreat meets beats

The thing about most festivals is that whilst they are super fun, the combination of mud, hangovers and tiredness can make you feel pretty rubbish. You return on Monday depleted and depressed, ready to sleep for a month. The creators of FloVibe – Jason Pooley (The House of Yoga) and collaborator Lou Wellby of Jam SandwichContinue reading “FloVibe – where retreat meets beats”

Bright eyed clubbing with Morning Gloryville

I’ve heard Morning Gloryville described in numerous ways. ‘A social movement.’ ‘Mental – in a good way.’ ‘The. Best. Thing. Ever.’ Or: ‘Not for me.’ ‘F*cking weird.’ ‘Ooooo…kaaaaeyyy.’ People who haven’t been to an event (and plenty have – now in twenty one cities around the world the enthusiasm has been spreading since its beginningsContinue reading “Bright eyed clubbing with Morning Gloryville”