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East Belfast Yoga Festival!

  • by Claire Ferry - Sep 21, 2018

East Belfast Yoga Festival

A MINI-HISTORY

Back ages ago (like maybe four or five years ago) when I was a freshly minted freelance yoga teacher and then in the early days of setting up Maitri Studio, I had an idea to expand the outreach we already do into local communities, and using a yoga festival to do this.

About 18 months ago I mentioned this notion to Susan, who was in the first stage of establishing Yoga Quarter in Ballyhackamore - both studios run on the basis of co-operation, not competition. Then maybe another six months after that Susan came back and said the conversation had stuck with her "like a brain splinter" and we really should do it.

And now, on a shoestring and with lots of goodwill from yoga teachers, venues and students around East Belfast, here we are announcing our first festival....ta dah!!

WHAT'S ON

It's our first year, so we're keeping it fairly small, but that still means a whole weekend over 5-7 October of FREE yoga classes in Maitri Studio, Yoga Quarter and various other studios, pop-up venues from cafés to art galleries, sports clubs and community groups.

You can see the complete list (and it is still growing as people respond) over on eastbelfastyoga.org, where there are also links to booking your places. Most events held at Maitri Studio are booked online through our calendar - you can click on the green 'sign up' links next to classes and workshops showing that weekend. For Yoga Quarter events most will be through the YQ online app available through their website. Other events it may be with the teacher or studio, but details are on the festival pages.

GET A FREE CLASS FOR YOUR GROUP

If you are involved in an East Belfast community group and would like a free class in your venue, do get in touch.

If interested, we would need to know (i) the name and location of your group, (ii) the number of people you would hope to attend, (iii) any special needs e.g. prefer chair-based yoga, (iv) the time you'd like the class and (v) the main contact person with email & phone number. If you already have a yoga teacher it would be good to know their name, then we can contact them if we haven't already.

The group has to have its own venue. We aim to provide mats if the group does not have their own.

All enquiries should go to hello@eastbelfastyoga.org by 30th September so we can match groups with teachers. We may need to discuss suitable times to make sure we have enough teachers to go around, but we'll do our best!

FESTIVAL ONLINE

As well as our website, check us out on social media @eastbelfastyoga (facebook and instagram)

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428
Email: info@maitristudio.net

Company number: NI635546