The festival will take place at:
A beautiful landscaped garden, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2PH . Visit the Location page for more details including the map.
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Out of everything we do at Yoga Connects Festival, travel has by far the biggest environmental impact. The travel choices you make could help us to drastically reduce our carbon footprint and minimise disruption to our neighbours. There are loads of alternative ways to travel. Here are some of our favourites…
If you are driving to the garden PLEASE come with a full car. If you can’t fill it with old friends, please fill it with new ones.
Green Gardener Vouchers:
To say thank you to those who tread lightly on the garden path, everyone arriving on shuttle buses, coaches, bikes or in full cars will be given a ‘Green Gardener Voucher’. Treats for Green Gardeners will include the chance to enter a prize draw for tickets to 2018’s party, discounts at selected traders in the garden AND a great big thank you from the head gardeners.
The nearest train station to site is Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Huntingdon takes one hour on the train from London Kings Cross, and it costs around £23 normal return, £40 anytime return. Trains leave around every half hour. There are also shuttle buses which run regularly from the station to the garden.
By shuttle bus:
To be announced
By mini cab:
For those of you who don’t live near a train station or a coach pick-up point, Minicabit might be a good option. They specialise in offering reasonable prices and easy booking of taxis and minicabs for long journeys. And if you share your journey with fellow connectors also travelling from your area, you’ll be able to divide the cost and help reduce the Yoga Connects’ footprint in the process. Find out more about MiniCabit and make your booking. Advance booking recommended.
Taxis from the station should cost around £12, which you can share with any fellow connectors you meet on the train… 4 in a car means only £3. Some of the local tried and tested taxi firm numbers are: –
Ace Cabs 01480 453342
A Star Cars 01480 455595
Phoenix (Only cab firm with wheelchair suitable cabs) 01480 457576
YES- We are a family-friendly event. All children under 12 are allowed to come for free, and teens 13-18 have a special reduced ticket price. There will be classes and activities especially for children and young people throughout the entire festival.
NO- There’s no specific family area, but there are quiet areas all over the site.
NO. We will have our own fire pit that everyone can snuggle around in the evenings.
Please take note all vendors prefer CASH. There is limited reception for card machines so for all food there will be CASH PAYMENTS. The ATM machines are in Glastonbury 15 mins away. Some vendors for clothing may have an operational system for purchasing items but for food there are none so kindly take note and bring CASH.
We have great toilets and showers available in the main festival site. Drinking water taps will be dotted around the main festival site. There will also be a hot tub. There will be various places selling vegan and vegetarian food and a bar. There are no cash machines or public telephones on site, but these are easily accessible 15 mins away in Glastonbury. As we are in the country, mobile phone signal may be affected. We may have a charging area for mobile phones which will incur a small charge.
We have a variety of accommodation to suit all budgets. We have Unidomes or you may simply want to pitch your own tent or campervan on our campsite. You could also check out the local B&B’s and hotels in the area if you would like to stay off-site.
Please visit our Accommodations page for more info.
We are continuing to build up relationships with teachers, vendors and volunteers. If you would like to get involved in Yoga Connects, please email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow us 5-7 business days to respond. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with offers and opportunities.
Sorry, we do not have any lockers and cannot be held responsible for your belongings.
We may have a charging area for mobile phones which will incur a small charge.
As we are in the country, mobile phone signal may be affected.
There will be a medical team on site available 24 hours a day.
You don’t need any experience of yoga. We offer a huge variety of classes to suit everyone’s needs from first timers to handstand addicts! We will be offering beginners workshops as well as talks on yoga philosophy. Our experienced teachers will always check for any beginners at the start of the class and take care of you.
All tickets enable the ticket holder to access as many classes as they would like for the days their ticket covers. We have endeavoured to make sure our tents are large enough for popular classes with more well-known teachers, so capacity should not be an issue. Music, events and talks are also included. Camping is not included unless you have purchased an Early Bird Gold or Silver ticket. Camping is £15 per person, per night.
Ariel Yoga, Supper Club and any treatments in our Holistic area are not included in the standard ticket prices. Spa treatments and Hot Tubs can be purchased onsite at the Information tent.
As part of our commitment to support the animals and the environment, we have asked all vendors to cater with wooden and biodegradable cutlery. We are asking our festival guests to really think about what they are bringing to the festival and avoid bringing plastic packaging, products or carrier bags etc. that would otherwise end up in landfill. If you plan to make bring your own food please think about what cutlery, plates and cups you will be bringing. Bring reusable stuff or look into wooden or biodegradable so that it can all return to the land. Together we will create an real example of how we can live in a world without plastic and it’s harmful effects.
Aside from your yoga gear and your mat, you may want to bring some sunblock, your swimsuit (for chilling out in the hot tub), earplugs, a reusable water container, a hat, sunglasses, costumes, face-paint, wet wipes (bio-degradable ones!) and positive vibes/smiles a-plenty!
YES- Children and young people are welcome at Yoga Connects. Children under 12 can come for free so bring the whole family to chill out and camp this summer. We have special tickets for teens aged 13-18. There will be classes and activities especially for our younger clientele!
Festival registration will be open from 4pm on Friday 29 June 2018, and 8am on the following days. The registration desk will close at 6pm each evening. Please arrive within these times to collect your ticket and access the site. All participants will need to vacate the site by midnight on Sunday 01 July, unless you have a camping ticket for 01 July, in which case you will need to have departed by 11am Monday 02 July.
All our food waste and cutlery will by put in marked bins. The festival is also a 100% PLASTIC FREE ZONE- we are asking you and all our teachers and vendors, to avoid plastic at all costs- no plastic packaging, no carrier bags, no plastic cutlery etc. This is a part of our commitment to creating a space that allows people to experience how we can avoid the use of plastic, supporting the animals and the environment. Please support this by bringing your own reusable water container, and avoiding bringing unnecessary plastic packaging and carrier bags. Thank you in advance.
The deadline for refunds on Early Bird Tickets (due to our date and venue change) expired in May 2017. If you have previously purchased tickets but can no longer attend, you have 2 options:
No refunds will be issued other than for a festival cancellation or significant alterations of the festival. Tickets are transferable however if you sell your ticket you will need to use the name the ticket was originally purchased under as we are unable to manage any name changes to tickets. Please make sure you have an email or printed confirmation of the purchase.