Going Out | Bristol Yoga and Vegan Festival

Vegan Festival - credit Andrew Prod

If you’re new to yoga or the vegan lifestyle, this festival is for you

Keri Beckingham

Considered to be one of the top five vegan-friendly cities in the UK, Bristol also boasts a thriving yoga community with many yoga studios and independent yoga classes – so it comes as no surprise that the city is now going to hold its first Yoga and Vegan Festival!

The day-long festival is taking place at Fairfield High School on Saturday September 7. Featuring 40 classes taught by 30 teachers, many local yoga schools and teachers are also set to take part.

Alongside yoga and meditation classes, the festival will also have a vegan and yoga exhibition with stalls (selling vegan beauty products, accessories, bags, shoes and more), a vegan food market, talks on mental health, workshops, live music and activities for children – making it a really family-friendly event.

The event is being organized by Yogific, a London-based organisation that hosts vegan-themed yoga festivals across the country and other cities in Europe. 

Speaking about the event, festival manager Grace Fox, who is also a resident of Bristol, said: “Bristol has been famous around the world for its vegan offerings and now with this festival, our city will also earn recognition for its yoga scene. We have been inundated with emails from local teachers, businesses and local residents who want to support the event.

“We hope to have a successful event and raise lots of money for our partner charities.”

One of the partner charities of the event, Getting Beth Better, will have a stall selling vegan cakes to raise money for the treatment of Beth, a young nursing student from Somerset who has been struggling with Lyme disease. 

To make the festival affordable for all, entry to the stall areas is absolutely free. The day pass costs £8 in advance or £10 on the day and includes attendance at all of the 40 classes. Children under the age of 14 go free.

For more details about the festival, visit the Yogific website.

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