Reconnect to unity and community at the Telluride Yoga Festival June 23 to 26. Featuring yoga, music, hiking, wellness classes, social gatherings and other exhilarating experiences, this festival presents something to fulfill all yogis.
The 14th annual event is being elevated to new heights. Previously located in the town of Telluride, the summer 2022 festival will settle above Telluride in Mountain Village. “The Telluride Yoga Festival started in Mountain Village and the area has always held a special place in the hearts of the organizers,” festival director and co-owner Erika Henschel shares.
The creators are excited for yogis to experience the ways the new location represents the overall essence of the festival: unity and community.
The root of yoga is unity, and Henschel expresses that the Telluride Yoga Festival is, “all about commUNITY.” This year’s festival will foster balance and friendship better than ever before. The event will be more fluid, making it easier to explore between classes, find a spot to eat, connect with other students and more. Henschel says the new venue will, “really add to the sense of community for our festival attendees.”
The choice to move the festival to Mountain Village came from a desire to keep the event accessible — an important aspect of the Telluride Yoga Festival mission. Henschel explains, “With Telluride getting more and more expensive, we hope that this move will keep the festival accessible for as many people as possible.”
The event is proud to offer something exciting for everybody. For this reason, the creators focus on offering a variety of classes, teachers and approaches to the practice.
The Telluride Yoga Festival is more than a typical wellness event. “I want [attendees] to take away what they came here seeking. Whether that is a renewed sense of purpose, a reconnection with nature, a lighter and happier perspective on life, or just feeling good about having had a wonderful weekend with friends,” shares Henschel. Whatever students are seeking, the Telluride Yoga Festival is an invitation to find it.
Under the Colorado summer sun, the Telluride Yoga Festival is a wonderful place to reconnect with nature, your community and yourself. Offering a variety of self-care avenues, the festival encourages students to renew their connection with self. The setting is also perfect for making memories and uniting with those you love over a meal, a hike or a yoga flow. The natural beauty of Mountain Village — rolling mountains etched with shades of green and expansive blue skies — makes breathing deeply a little easier.
As the event finds its way home to Mountain Village, the Telluride Yoga Festival welcomes visitors to do the same. The festival creates a space for yogis to reimagine how they define home — perhaps as a renewed sense of embodiment or a spark of friendship. The Telluride Yoga Festival propels the mantra: in unity and community, we find home.
Photos courtesy of Joanie Schwarz Portraiture.
Originally published in the Summer + Fall 2022 issue.