YOGAFESTIVAL | MILANO ~ BE THE CHANGE!

Yesterday, Friday 14th Oct saw the start of the 3 day Yoga Festival in Milano. Unfortunately i couldn’t make it yesterday, but i’m on my way now (well, as soon as i finish here that is!).
 
There’s lots of free classes both today and tomorrow, so hopefully i’ll get to go to a few of those 😉
 
The 3day festival is taking place in Via Tortona 27, nearest Metro stop is Porta Genova (Green line).
 
YogaFestival Milano ~ “Be the change you want to see in the world” the world famous saying by Mahatma Ghandi, is the inspiration to the 6th YogaFestival | Milano.
 
Please see below for more info (taken directly from website):
 
 
At its 6 th edition, Yoga Festival|Milan has become one of the most awaited Yoga and Holistic events. Thriving and dynamic as always, Yoga Festival|Milan is getting ready to welcome its old and new followers with an unique program thought to walk them through the endless shades Yoga has acquired in its long life.   FESTIVAL MAIN THEME  
The change is in the air, it’s coming , the transformation is already knocking on the door.We don’t know what there is in the cards for us, life and history are so unpredictable and there are no guaranties. Nevertheless we can get ourselves ready in the best way possible by practicing Yoga. Meditation, nutrition, nursering of the body and of the mind. With the practice everything can fall into place, find the harmony.

THE PROGRAM
This year program aims to give many
opportunities and stimulus to start or deepen the path towards the change . Set on a wise and ancient philosophy, and on practical and theoretical methodologies, Yoga is an instrument that offers extraordinary techniques .  Different traditions able to coexist and intertwine with others . Routes thought to help to gain awareness , to discover the deepest parts of the human being, to show to each one his/her own path towards the change, always with great enthusiasm and renewed opportunities to meet, practice and share!

WORKSHOP AND ATELIER, CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Three days of workshops to meet a new generation of brilliant masters to discover, through their experience, Yoga’s messages.

Three full days of seminaries to get to know some of the most renowned modern Yoga masters and experience with them the messages of this ancient discipline .

Classes with young masters to understand how Yoga developed and evolved through the time .
Numerous free events and conferences to learn about the new horizons in Yoga practices: an amazing union between new and ancient knowledge and the newest science discoveries.

The admission fee to the festival is 7 euros which includes one year membership to the Yoga Festival and free entrance to all festivals and events organized by Yoga Festival. As in the past, it is possible to purchase the SPECIAL card which entitles to 4 workshops of 2 hours each at the cost of 80 euros instead of 100. euros.

WHAT’S NEW?

YOGA FIRST STEPS
An area dedicated to those who meet Yoga for the very first time: basic information, practical hints, short classes to try and understand the basic asanas.

YOGIC COOKING LAB  
A new area to learn how to cook energetic meals, use the spices, get to know the ingredients. Short and long workshops for all levels

VEGANOK EXPO
A new area dedicated to
vegan food endorsed by VeganOK. Come and find new and old food rigorously vegan .

Let’s share Music and Yoga  
The sounds, the music, the mantras, the singing: let’s find the time to stop and listen, sing, and share all together, united as the fingers of a big hand.

SPECIAL FOR TEACHERS AND ADVANCED
Advanced classes (with attendance certification) and thematic stages proposed and lead by qualified training Yoga schools

Schools Area
A special area reserved to Schools and Organization to present their programs, classes and events and for Yoga Festival guests and visitors to receive information and assist to some brief exhibitions.

Holistic Area 
This year Yoga Festival will host some of the most prestigious holistic and bio natural techniques schools. The visitors will also have the opportunity to consultations and receive treatments.

YOGA  STORE
In this area will be hosted small and medium size businesses specialized in manufacture for Yoga practice, health and nutrition.

TEACHERS AREA
Yoga|Festival reserves an area to all Yoga teachers to meet, exchange experiences, information and knowledge and get to know each other. The access to this area is limited to special card holders only. The special cards are distributed to the info point upon presentation of certificates attesting Yoga teaching training.


Services
Area Relax
A spot where to
find a minute silence and for meditation practice during the festival .

Library the most qualified in Italy with a 50 mq areas of precious books.
Vegetarian Stands for a light and balanced meal.

Children Area for the younger guests to play in and with Yoga

Even this year 48 volunteers will welcome our guest and visitors and help out. All volunteers will wear our special and desired t-shirt by MAGLIETTEFRESCHE   , exclusively made for Yoga Festival.

Starting this year to each festival will be dedicated a limited edition of MAGLIETTEFRESCHE T-SHIRT which will be for sale at the festival and online. To purchase on line the t-shirts from the very first collection VI Yogafestival Milan select SHOP .

HOW TO JOIN YOGA FESTIVAL
Visitors will be required to purchase a membership cards at the cost of 7 euros. The membership card has 1 year duration and entitles the card holders to the free admission to all festivals and events, to receive Yoga Festival newsletters and various benefits and discounts on all Yoga schools and organizations associated with the Festival. “

 
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Right i’m off now – feedback and photo’s to follow! 😉 Have a great Saturday & Sunday guys! xxx
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About ctyoga

Christiane has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her yogic journey began in 2000 as a student of Swami Nirmal (now at the Satyananda Centre in London) at the Fitness First gym in Kensal Rise, London. She experienced various teachers in different Fitness Firsts in Central London and around Clapham Junction before changing gyms and meeting Alexa Kho at LA FItness in Piccadilly Circus, London. Christiane attended Alexa's Anusara classes as well as her workshops. In January 2011 she enrolls in a 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training course with Rebecca Ffrench at YogaLondon. Vinyasa Flow is a modern form of yoga that comes from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and follows Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She quickly become passionate of this discipline and wants to deepen her knowledge; this brings her to meet and attend many workshops with Stewart Gilchrist, Shiva Rea, John Scott, Danny Paradise...all very famous teachers around the world. Being in the presence of such teachers is a significant experience for Christiane, in terms of her yogic journey, personal transformation and growth as well as understanding of yoga. After 11years in London, she moves to Milan to deepen and continue her journey. In Milan she teaches privately (1:1 and group classes) as well as in various yoga and dance centers. Milan is where her love for Ashtanga Vinyasa deepens and grows, bringing her to attend workshops with Lino Miele, Sharath Jois and most recently Kino MacGregor...all original students of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. All of this culminates with a long awaited and long overdue trip to India, the birthplace of Yoga. Here Christiane deepens her practice and knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga by doing a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa TTC with Yogi Kamal Singh at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh India. After the monthlong course, her travels take her around India practicing with various other world renown teachers, namely with Sri V. Sheshadri in Mysore and with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa. In 2013 Christiane decides to embark on yet another yoga adventure, this time in Aerial Yoga! The course was divided into two weekends: level I in April and level II in June, after which she becomes a qualified Aerial Yoga teacher. Teacher and student of yoga, writer, adventurous soul, creative mind, curious world traveler & lover of the outdoors. Current HQ: Milan, Italy.
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