About Hamptons YogaFest
The Hamptons YogaFest (hamptonsyogafest.com) invites communities from New York and beyond to participate in an inspirational weekend-long experience, unifying people through yoga, nature, music and mindfulness. The first annual Hamptons YogaFest will take place Friday, September 18th – Sunday, 20th September, 2015 at Hayground School (151 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932), providing world class yoga programming with the stunning natural backdrop of the Hamptons at the turn of the season. Participants can choose from a diverse program of yoga workshops, interactive musical concerts, natural healing therapies, nourishing local food, and talkson sustainable lifestyle.
“Hamptons YogaFest is about collaboration, community and celebration,” says Jenna Walter, co-founder. “We are excited to unite people through their love of the ancient art of yoga and exultation of spirit while honoring the abundance of the Hamptons, this beautiful land. Our programming mirrors this intent, offering sustainable education, music, ceremony and the healing arts as a part of the life-changing weekend.”With over 30 years of yoga teaching experience between them, Hamptons YogaFest founders Jenna Walter and Alex Grant have partnered to bring this 3 day festival to the East End, the epicenter of an evolving yogic culture. Both Jenna and Alex have extensive experience in leading yoga retreats and have been involved in the founding of numerous yoga events around the globe. It was their collective vision and dream to bring a yogic celebration to The Hamptons – a place to which they are both deeply connected.
Hamptons YogaFest will bring together a group of locally and internationally renowned yoga teachers. Sessions in Anusara, Ashtanga, Ishta, Iyengar, Restorative and Vinyasa Flow will be held throughout the weekend-long roster of workshops. A number of New York and locally-based studios have already confirmed their participation including Yoga Shanti (Sag Harbor), Mandala Yoga (Amagansett), KamaDeva Yoga (East Hampton), One Ocean Yoga (Bridgehampton), Laughing Lotus (NYC), and Ishta Yoga School (NYC).
A pop-up “Healing Village” will offer a range of natural therapies including various form of massage, Acupuncture, Reiki and Shamanic Healing, providing YogaFest participants the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate in between practice. Open to the public, the Healing Village will feature leading therapists from across the Hamptons and New York City (such as Naturopathica in East Hampton), providing a variety of healing modalities to the local community.
The Green Market
A “Vendor’s Village” includes a selection of locally sourced farm to table food options, featuring a fresh mix of raw and organic produce from Hayground School as well as various farms through the Long Island region. Herbs, oils, cold-pressed juices and other local goods will also be available for purchase. Artisanal retail stalls will provide various crafted goods for purchase, including handmade clothing, art and jewelry.
And for the little yogis, the Festival will create an interactive space for kids to play and explore. The “Kids Village” will be overseen by local experts on child development to insure that junior participants get to share in the fun.
Get Down, Get On Up
Each evening, musical concerts will be open to the public, and will feature local and international artists, featuring sacred and world music including performances by inspiring acts including Dan Bailey Tribe and Samuel J.
Go Outside and Play
The Festival’s programming will provide opportunities to explore the setting by including activities such as led nature walks and trail hikes as well as stand-up paddleboarding on the bay.
Tickets for Hamptons YogaFest will be on sale from March 1st at hamptonsyogafest.com/tickets/. Tickets to musical acts and various therapeutic treatments can be purchased separately, as well.
- Friday 18th – 5 pm – 10 pm, Welcome bonfire, “Open Sacred Space” and musical acts
- Saturday 19th – 8 am – 4.45 pm, day time sessions; 7 pm – 10 pm, musical acts
- Sunday 20th; 8 am – 4.45 pm, day time sessions; 5 pm, closing ceremony