The London Yoga Festival
Dreaming the Land & Native Spirituality, with Mac Macartney & Sharon Blackie
44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ | Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018, 9.30am-6pm
An inspirational weekend of exceptional Masterclasses, Workshops, Talks and Films with more than 30 renowned modern teachers and scholars of Yoga. Ruby and Christabel, co-founders of Advaya Initiative, are teaching on Saturday and Sunday, ‘Rewilding from Within’ and ‘Practicing for Peace Inside and Out’.
Indigenous Perspectives & Spiritual Ecology: Lessons on Reviving a Sacred World
Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6XT | Monday 8 October 2018, 18.30-21.00
“Enchantment has nothing to do with magical thinking; rather, it is founded on an understanding of the mythic imagination as a living principle that draws us into deeper, lasting relationship with this beautiful, animate Earth” … Join Sharon Blackie and Mac Macartney to explore our relationships to the Dreaming and the Awakening so we can reclaim our future and name it beautiful.
Eating as a Sacred Act: Living in Harmony with our Food System
St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG | Tuesday 10th July, 18.30-20.45
A very special evening in collaboration with St Ethelburga's (and in their beautiful nave) with Tiokasin Ghosthorse. Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a member of the Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota, and a teacher of indigenous worldviews and knowledge. Through conversation, ritual, music and storytelling we will explore indigenous perspectives on Spiritual Ecology and reviving a sacred world.
Economics of Happiness: Post-Growth, Localisation & Wellbeing
42ACRES, 66 Leonard St, Shoreditch EC2A 4LW | Tuesday 26th June, 7.30pm
For our fifth evening celebration of the WILD we will be joined by Nessie Reid as we explore how the principles of Spiritual Ecology can bring us into Harmony with our Food System. A delicious Wild vegan banquet will be prepared by Michelin star Petersham Nurseries. All hosted by us in the beautiful 42ACRES, Shoreditch.
Exploring Your Personal Relationship With Money
1-3-5 Flitcroft St, London WC2H 8DH, London | Wednesday 20th June, 7pm-10pm
An exploration of the growing worldwide movement for de-growth and economic localisation with Jason Hickel and Helena Norberg-Hodge.
Alternative Economies: Decentralisation & People Power
Garden Gate, 59 Ladbroke Grove, London, W11 3AT. (Entrance on St. John's Gardens - next to the church) | Saturday 16th June, 10am-5pm
A one day exploration of your personal & emotional relationship with money. Through guided meditation, dynamic group exercises, personal reflection and questioning, you will become aware of disempowering patterns and beliefs holding you back from creating a life where money serves you. This workshop is for those who are ready to step into alignment with abundance.
No Leftovers: Remedying a Wasteful World
1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH | Thursday 31st May, 7PM-10.30PM
With Brett Scott, Duncan McCann and Jaya Klara Brekke. To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive.
Refettorio Felix, Kensington | Wednesday 18th April, 7.00pm
Chef, techie, entrepreneur, activist: four inspiring figureheads come together to share their vision on how to wage war on food waste and salvage a sustainable foodscape for the future.
The Last Animals Screening + Q&A with the Director Kate Brooks
Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone | Saturday 7th April, 9.15am-5.00pm
Join us and Ulex Project for a unique and timely contribution to addressing a key challenge of our time: how to nourish the self while (and through) creating social change, enabling this to be a means of flourishing, both individually and for society. A day of presentations, discussions and workshops bringing together leading activists and change makers from across the UK and beyond.
Justine Huxley (St. Ethelburga's) • Asad Rehman (War on Want) • Alasdair Roxburgh (Friends of the Earth) • Sophy Banks (Transition Towns Movement) • Bayo Akomolafe (The Emergence Network) • Pat McCabe (Indigenous Rights) • Sarah Corbett (Craftivist Collective) • Natasha Adams (Campaigns Consultant) • Rachel Lilley (Aberystwyth University) • Guhyapati (Ulex Project & The Eco-Dharma Centre) • Gita Parihar (Legal Consultant) • Ruby & Christabel Reed (Advaya Initiative)
Toxic Threads: The Dark Side of Fashion
The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Monday 23rd April, 7.30PM
Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide – the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos – in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis. As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security.
Tawai: A Voice From The Forest + Q&A with Bruce Parry
Refettorio Felix, Kensington | Wednesday 21st February, 7.00pm
Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, after oil. Join us and leaders from the sustainable fashion movement for an evening to learn about the choices we can make.
Alternative Economies: The Banks, The Myths & The Earth
The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Monday 12th February, 7.00PM
Join us for evening with explorer Bruce Parry, who will be hosting a post screening Q&A. Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, we travel the world to learn from people living lives very different to our own. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, TAWAI is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.
Screening of RIVERBLUE: An award-winning documentary revealing the dark side of the Fashion Industry
1-3-5 Flitcroft Street, London, WC2H 8DH | Wednesday 6th June, 7PM-10.30PM
To ensure a more democratic, sustainable and prosperous future we need to look to radical, ethical solutions that go beyond the debt-growth trap. We need to find an economic system where ecological sustainability, social justice, and financial stability go hand in hand: an economy that meets the needs of all, not just the privileged few, and allows us to thrive.
The Art of Meditation with Guy Burgs: An Urban Retreat for under 40s
The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, W1B 2HW | Wednesday 10th January, 7.00PM
Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion.
Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
Re-WILD the Soul: Setting A Course Home, with Mac Macartney and Petersham Nurseries
42ACRES, Shoreditch | Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May
An urban retreat with Guy Burgs offering the opportunity to dial into your own powerful healing intelligence and giving your whole system a total reboot. Our ability to experience and express love is a reflection of how open we are to life, both its extraordinary wonder and its many challenges. In this introductory workshop Burgs will explore with us the importance of loving kindness, appreciation and gratitude and genuine compassion, in the process of realising and living to our true potential.
Cycle Alignment for Feminine Empowerment
42ACRES, 66 Leonard St, Shoreditch EC2A 4LW | Wednesday 13th December, 7pm
For our fourth evening celebration of the WILD we will be joined by Mac Macartney to learn about our deep connection to the natural world, inviting us to return back home to our authentic selves. A delicious Wild vegan banquet will be prepared by Michelin star Petersham Nurseries. All hosted by us in the beautiful 42ACRES, Shoreditch.
Take Back The Power: The Future of Food In Britain
The Hoxton, Holborn | Saturday 25th November, 10.45am-4.45pm
Lunar Cycle Alignment Workshop and Talk with Merilyn Keskula (Milky Moon Lab), Harmonising Ayurveda Lunch & Talk, Morning Workshops include Kundalini Yoga, Drawing the Female Form and Vinyasa Krama Yoga.
We need an economy based on sustainability, integrity, gratitude, connection with nature and collaboration. The connection to natural cycles is the foundation for changing the world on an individual and collective level through our presence and our power to create, build and innovate. Together we can learn to heal and strengthen the connection to our wild power by becoming more aware of the guidance of our bodies, the Universe, and how the natural cycles influence every cell and every moment of our being.
Beyond Asana: Asceticism, Alchemy, & The Tangled Roots Of Yoga. Lecture Series Exploring The History & Philosophy Of Yoga
The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ| Friday 3rd November, 7.00pm
Join us for a solution orientated panel discussion and Q&A exploring the current state of the food industry and where we’re headed unless we, the people, take responsibility and help steer the course of food in Britain towards a healthy, sustainable and globally considerate path. Panelists include Colin Tudge (The Campaign for Real Farming), Tracy Wooster (Farms Not Factories), Karen Luyckx (Feedback) and Harry Boglione (Haye Farm).
IS ECOLOGY RELEVANT? Panel Discussion + Q&A with Satish Kumar, Resurgence, Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth CEO & Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP
Rudolf Steiner House, London | Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October
Join us for an exciting lecture series taking us beyond asana to explore the myriad roots of yoga as it emerged in the Indian sub continent over the last 3 millennia. We have invited the most important scholars and teachers in the field. Each event can be booked separately, or you can attend the whole course. For everyone: students, teachers, and anyone interested in Yoga, Philosophy and History.
University College London, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT | Friday 20 October, 6.30pm
Join us at UCL to to discuss the hands-on, practical implications and relevance of an ecological approach to the crises we face. With Satish Kumar (peace activist, author and co-founder, Schumacher College), Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth), Molly Scott Cato (Green MEP for SW England and Gibraltar)