So a couple of weeks back on Sunday, I went to a Yoga and Vegan Festival in Kingston, Surrey.
It was in its third edition and I’ve learned that the same group -Yogific-, organize more festivals throughout the UK and also in Ireland. Check them out if you are interested in visiting one.
During the day, visitors could practice YOGA for free thanks to the participation of many local Yogis which volunteered to give the classes. All you needed was a Yoga mat. It was such a positive and empowering experience I loved every second of it. Let me describe a bit more. In the morning when we arrived around 9:45am, we showed our entry ticket, bought previously online for a fiver. We did a quick tour of the shop area, the classes available, and the talks.
I bought a handmade Yoga bag from the Chakra Project, an association who supports the work of the women in the Kashmir region.
We later joined a Hatha Flow Yoga class which relaxed our body and gently awaken our muscles. Perfect for a Sunday morning.
After I got an Henné Tatto -because why not-, we stopped for lunch. There were a few options and me and my friend decided to have the Curry with Sweet Potato, Aubergine & Green Pea served with fragrant basmati rice. Simply delicious.
Back to the shopping stalls before leaving and I got a little Himalayan Salt Tea-candle holder. I’ve always wanted one as I find the colour so peaceful and relaxing. The properties are that when the Rock Salt is heated, they release negative Ions which are known for purifying the air. Apparently, you need a large Rock in order to purify a medium to large room. So I light up mine mostly for relaxing purposes when I am in bed reading and I display it on my nearby make-up table.
I had to leave early as I was meeting friends later in the day but I had a great first experience and would repeat it for sure some other time!
Group Photo is from Andrew Prod.