We spend our year handpicking the most inspirational yoga, meditation and mindfulness practitioners,
storytellers, musicians and artists to come together as our World Yoga Festival Family Team.
They put their hearts and souls into making the family area place of growth, education, friendship, fun and most importantly, a place of acceptance, where we all can simply be.
Throughout the weekend we shall be teaching our most favourite classes and there will be an opportunity to hear talks from Jyoti and Lisa on how to support our children and teens.
Of course our Glitter Fairies will be on duty each morning, so pop by to get sparkled up! We can’t wait to meet you!
T-Shirt Printing Workshop for Adults and Children: Be a fashion designer and join Berkshire Printmakers for a fun, creative one- hour workshop for adults and children (all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Design and silkscreen print your own organic cotton T-shirt. Create paper stencils and choose from our wide range of patterned screens and funky coloured water-based inks to make your designs. Get to grips with a squeegee to create your own take home souvenir of the World Yoga Festival 2023. Suitable for 5 year olds upwards. Book your slot now - click here.
Drum Happy Workshop: Join us for a joyous and invigorating drum session, playing drums and percussion in an awesome rhythm jam. No prior knowledge or experience necessary! Just turn up and start playing.
South Indian Floor Art: Kolam is a traditional art form from Tamil Nadu.This creative and rather spectacular skill lies with the women and it is learnt and passed down through the generations. Typically a woman would arise early whilst everything is quiet during a time called Brahma Mahurta and after washing and getting dressed she would go to clean the threshold of her house. Here she will put a Kolam which is a decorative pattern made of rice powder. Simple kolams will be done on a daily basis which might just take a few minutes whereas on special occasions and festivals much bigger more elaborate colourful kolams will be made. So many patterns will be learnt and often memorised so there is the benefit to the memory as well as mathematical skill to work out the various patterns and pictures made out of the grids of dots. The rice powder used feeds the little creatures so that they hopefully stay out of the kitchen and since the Kolam is on the doorstep it gets walked through during the day often so that the Kolam can’t be seen anymore. This creates the quality of non-attachment since with a Kolam you create something beautiful but don’t get attached to its beauty for it slowly gets destroyed and then cleaned up the following morning. It is said that the Kolam is created to invite the deity Lakshmi into your home. Should you not put a Kolam outside your house and she happened to be walking by then she would not come in bestowing those who live there with health and prosperity.
Family Area Terms & Conditions
The Children’s Tent is suitable from birth up to approximately age 12.
Children must not be left unattended.
The Teen Tent is aimed at senior school age children.
All children/teens must be wristbanded with their parent/guardian’s contact number.
We cannot accept responsibility for children participating without parental supervision.
We cannot accept responsibility for belongings (although we usually have a lost property box at end of day).
We cannot accompany children to the toilets so please bear this in mind.
No food or drink is to be consumed in the workshop space.
Please note that there may be photography/videography within the Family Area.