Essex will play host to a brand-new Yoga Festival this summer with an added, unique opportunity to pitch a tent and camp overnight at the stunning Cressing Temple Barns site.
'Yoga Unites' takes place at Cressing Temple Barns on Saturday 8 June and looks set to bring the historic site alive with a wealth of inspiring teachers and live music from Shrinari - a leading duo in the UK's yoga music scene.
The all-day event will offer something for everybody, from beginners to advanced, young and old. 'Yoga Unites' aims to give people from all walks of life the opportunity to try different styles of yoga.
It will feature two open-air stages and smaller, focused classes. Visitors can drop in and out of classes throughout the day or take time out for mindful moments in the beautifully restored Tudor walled garden.
Cllr Simon Walsh, Cabinet Member for Environment & Waste, said: “We are so thrilled to bring this wonderful new event to the beautiful grounds of Cressing Temple Barns. Yoga is a fantastic way to reduce stress and improve both mental and physical wellbeing. Whether you're seeking calm from a hectic lifestyle or you simply want to try something new, this event offers a great opportunity to get active in a unique and historic location."
Special guest, Kwali Kumara, a fully-registered member of the Kundalini Yoga Teacher's Association (KYTA) will be transferring her London classes to Cressing for the day to share the secrets of Kundalini. Festival goers can try out physical kriyas (series of set exercises), chanting and meditation.
Eco-friendly foodies, Fig and Rye will provide nutritious eats from their vintage horse box, and the ever-popular Tiptree Tearooms are also on site.
For those keen to make an early start and benefit from an easy walk to and from the Festival, campers are invited to bring a tent or caravan and stay for one or two nights on the green field close to the barns.
Yoga Unites takes place on Saturday 8 June 2019 between 10am-6pm. Tickets cost £49 and include all yoga sessions. One-night camping costs £85 or two nights £115 (Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June) inclusive of Yoga Unites festival ticket. Tickets are available here or by calling 0345 603 7624.