Two Yoga Festivals Are Heading to Cape Cod

Enjoy summer on the Cape while learning from some of the most experienced yogis in the world.

ALL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RACHEL FABISZAK PHOTOGRAPHY

A scene from last year’s Nantucket Yoga Festival. aLL PHOTOS PROVIDED BY RACHEL FABISZAK PHOTOGRAPHY

The third annual Nantucket Yoga Festival will be held July 11 to 13, and if you’ve never been, it’s totally worth it to brave the Cape traffic (or take the train). The festival will offer classes and workshops featuring more than 20 internationally-acclaimed instructors.

“The Nantucket Yoga Festival brings together world-class yoga instructors, wellness experts, and healthy living guides, for one transformational weekend,” says festival producer and director of Dharma Yoga Nantucket Joann Burnham. “My hope is that by coming together to learn from this amazing panel of instructors, participants will be inspired to make positive changes in their life, in their community and ultimately, in the world.”

This year’s featured instructor is 95-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch, who clearly is living proof of the effectiveness of a life-long yoga practice. Porchon-Lynch has been teaching yoga for more than 45 years in addition to numerous “other jobs” such as a championship ballroom dancer, wine connoisseur, actress, French resistance fighter, model, screenwriter, and producer—the list goes on. Her mantra is, “There is nothing you cannot do.” The workshops she teaches will be “interlaced with inspiring life stories from her childhood in India and her years of study with many of India’s Yoga masters, which inspire deep compassion and inner peace.”

This year, there will be a number of complimentary community classes—taught by local Nantucket teachers—offered Saturday and Sunday from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. to provide an opportunity for everyone to take part in the festival. The festival marketplace is also free and will feature artists, clothing, yoga wear, and a wellness area offering massage, astrological readings, and Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis.

July 11-13; nantucketyogafestival.com; full festival pass (which includes the opening night celebration) is $350; one-day passes for Saturday or Sunday, $175

Next, the Love Yoga Festival will take place in August 15 to 17 in Aselton Park in Hyannis, overlooking Lewis Bay, just steps from the Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard ferries. The event will feature more than more than 20 instructors teaching 40-plus classes, as well as performances and a marketplace.

Unique classes will be offered such as paddleboard yoga, beach flow, detox flow, aerial yoga, and “jammin’ yoga” which we’re told will be set to fun, funky music.

August 15-17; loveyogafest.com; full weekend pass, $330; one-day pass for Saturday or Sunday, $200; StandUp Paddle Yoga  only $25; beach yoga only $10.

Below, photos from last years Nantucket Yoga Festival:

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