The Essential Yoga Hub Fest Survival Guide

Yoga Hub Fest is a kick-ass experience with the potential to become one of the highlights of your life…  if you’re prepared. To help you make the most of it, we’ve compiled some tips for first-timers (and returning visitors alike) to help make your Yoga Hub Fest experience an unforgettable one.  With a little preparation your enjoyment will be as high as your handstand.

 

Don't try to do asanas all day long.

It’s a natural impulse to want to try everything on offer, but it’s a rookie mistake to sign up for class after class after class of vinyasa/power yoga/hard-core flow. Just. Don’t. Do. It. Instead, take this opportunity to rethink what yoga is and how to get the most from the experience.

 

Mix your days up with listening to our talks, the chance to indulge in some retail therapy or getting a massage. You’ll not only leave the day feeling fabulous; you'll be able to actually enjoy whatever classes you do take because you won’t be falling asleep on your mat out of complete physical exhaustion.

Be the (wo)man with a plan.

Research the events well ahead of time and note down classes that intrigue you. What are you interested in learning more about? Read the class descriptions online. Which resonate with you? Which are in alignment with your style of practice and approach to yoga?

 

Make friends

Even if you’re going with friends, it’s fun to meet other Yoga Hubsters. One of the greatest things about Yoga Hub Fest is being a part of one another’s unique experiences!

 

Stop comparing

Don’t get discouraged by the contortionist practising beside you. They don’t get bonus yoga points and are no closer to being enlightened.

 

Embrace the Moment 

Grab a friend, hula-hoop, dance, move that body and get your groove on! This is a festival–not a football game. Have a go even if it feels weird, chances are it well feel weird at first, but then your having a blast 30 seconds later.

 

Be Green

Post on social media to see which friends are also going, and carpool or share accommodation.

 

Pack the essentials

Don't leave home without:

  • Water bottle

  • Extra yoga clothes. You might get sweaty, you might get cold.

  • Comfy shoes

  • Mat

  • Props you like to practice with.

CASH

Please bring Cash. The nearest cash machines are in Newquay Town which is about 15 minutes drive. Most of our vendors will not be able to accept cards.

 

MAT HIRE

We will have some yoga mats available to hire, you will need to pay a £15 deposit to hire a mat which will be given back to you when the mat is returned.

 

CLOTHING

Bring clothing for all weather conditions - particularly as you might be standing / sitting in one place for a time - extra layers including hats, scarves, gloves are a good idea.

 

FOOD

We will have two main food vendors on site from Saturday, The Wild Food Kitchen and World Pizza whose menus look absolutely epic. We will also have other food vendors including cake, coffee, juice and more.

 

All food will need to be paid for - so make sure you have enough cash to cover all your food requirements if your camping over the weekend.

 

WATER

There are water points around site so please bring a refillable bottle to save on plastic waste.

 

LEAVE NO TRACE!

PLEASE ensure any litter you create is recycled in the appropriate bins EVERYTHING - leave no trace.

 

MOBILE & WIFI

There is no Wi-Fi and reception is limited.  Recommend digitally detoxing and living in the moment - getting that phone out only in emergencies.

CHARGING POINTS ON SITE WILL BE NON EXISTENT, BE PREPARED FOR THIS.

 

VALUABLES

Keep your valuables (money, cards, phone, car keys) on your person if you can.  Although we have a strict admission policy, it’s important that you don’t leave valuables in your tents and that you take personal responsibility for what you bring onto site.

 

RESTRICTED ITEMS

Now wild ones, the following are not allowed through (or above) the festival gates:

  • Dogs – as much as we love our 4-legged friends we cannot have them at Yoga Hub Fest

  • Drones

  • Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed on site for safety reasons.

  • Large stereo systems.

  • Illegal substances.

  • Unauthorised professional film or video equipment.

  • Audio recorders.

  • Fireworks, flares or Chinese Lanterns.

  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon.

  • Animals (other than registered guide or hearing dogs.

LOST PROPERTY

 

All items handed in will be taken to the Information Tent, so please enquire there. However, we will need proof that the item is yours.

While I’ve covered most of the necessities above, you may want to remember these extra goodies. Business cards are a great idea since yoga festivals are an ideal place to socialize and network. Don’t forget a pen and journal for taking notes.

 

In addition to your camping pack you’ll want to pack a day bag or backpack to carry things like your water bottle, snacks, and mat during the festival. For a lightweight option, consider using a fitness money belt for carrying your essentials around. If you are sensitive to sound or planning to sleep in a bustling camp ground, pack earplugs. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture the many magical moments that are bound to ensue!

 

Stay grounded yet open to possibility and fully present to your current needs instead of caught up in what you think you should do.

Get ready for the ride—you’re gonna love it  x