Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions

Travel

1. Where is the festival?

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.

2. How do I get there?

By car:

  • From the A1/A14 Junction (aka Brampton Hut)
  • Take the A14 towards Huntingdon Industrial Estate (ignore signs to Huntingdon)
  • At next roundabout go straight over (signposted A141 March & Ely)
  • Continue straight over the next three roundabouts.
  • The last roundabout will have a huge Tescos on it.
  • Shortly after, there will be a turning left (signposted Kings Ripton.)
  • Take this turning and follow the road down to the next crossroads.
  • Turn left towards Abbots Ripton (B1090)
  • The Festival is about a mile on your right – very hard to miss…

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…

Car Share:

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.

By train:
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.

By taxi:

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

Train travel to yoga connects festival

Save money on your train travel by booking in advance through www.thetrainline.com

3. Could you help with car / travel sharing?

Please join our Facebook event and community pages to connect with fellow festival goers.

Camping

1. Can I come with a Camper Van?

YES -all camping is free with a Gold or VIP ticket and all camper vans are considered the same as a tent – free!. Buy camping tickets here

2. Can I bring my children?

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.

3. Is there a quiet area for families?

NO- There’s no specific family area, but there are quiet areas all over the site.

4. Am I allowed to make a fire?

NO. We will have our own fire pit that everyone can snuggle around in the evenings.

5. Do I need to bring a tent?

All camping is free and part of the ticket if you buy a VIP, Gold 3 nights Camping or a Weekender Ticket – not available for the day tickets.. Buy camping tickets here

6. What facilities are available?

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.

7. What accomodation is available?

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.

8. Do you need any teachers/volunteers/vendors?

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 hello@yogaconnects.co.uk.  Please allow us 5-7 business days to respond.  Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with offers and opportunities.

Facilities

1. Do you have lockers?

Sorry, we do not have any lockers and cannot be held responsible for your belongings.

2. How can I charge my devices?

We may have a charging area for mobile phones which will incur a small charge.

3. Will I be able to use the internet?

As we are in the country, mobile phone signal may be affected.

4. Is there a medical team?

There will be a medical team on site available 24 hours a day.  

Miscellaneous

Do I need to have experience in yoga?

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.

what's included in my ticket?

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.

What is not included in the ticket?

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.  

what does the 'Plastic-Free' zone mean?

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.

What should I bring with me?

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!

Is this a family event?

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!

When does the festival start and end?

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.

Do you recycle?

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.

Do you give refunds?

PLEASE NOTE!

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:

  • Transfer your ticket to next year’s 2018 Yoga Connects Festival.
  • Sell your tickets directly, yourself; on our FaceBook page  – Please let us know the name of the person/people who buy/s your ticket/s so that we have the correct name/s on our entry system

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.