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SHOW US THE REAL YOU TYPES

We recommend that you listen to your inner voice, more than anything else when you plan your festival. This guide is just meant as inspiration. Don’t let anyone else decide how many or what events you want to join. This is about your festival and your experience!

There are loads of yoga workshops, lectures, talks, meditations and music at the program. If the real you type is a “planner type”, take your time to browse through the entire program and highlight the workshops you really want to join. If the real you type is more of a “go with flow kind of type” then your planning might be about non-planning.

This years festival theme is “THE JOY OF HAVING A BODY” and that is our only real recommendation. That you find a way to enjoy your amazing body. Because it’s the only body you will have, this time around. This recommendation doesn’t just go for our three days together, but also long after the festival.

All our teachers, presenters and speakers cheer the theme and the following classes and events are just meant as an inspiration, for those of you in need of it:

FRIDAY

“The Alchemist” with Satu Tuomela

“Concert” with Cipa Pape

“Creating Radical Change in Your Life” with Stephen Ewashkiw and Jane Mountain

 

SATURDAY

“Den perfekte krop er en saga blot” med Mannah Guldager, Fie Sommer, Avalon Khaan og Ida Rud (DK)

“Dancing People” with Keren Gefler

“Be A Revolutionary Expression (Of Pain)” with Tanya Markul

“Intuitive alignment” with Nanna Wagner Nielsen

“Ecstatic dance / Yoga Rave” with Malene Brøchner

 

SUNDAY

“Elsk dig selv” med Fie Sommer (DK)

“Open Flow Yoga” with Birgitte Gorm Hansen

“Shamanic Dance” with Sarah-Jane Perman


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NERDY WISDOM SEEKING TYPES

We recommend that you pick a mix of workshops and lectures that you know you want to join for sure. When you need a break, go for some lovely vegan food or allow yourself to chill at the music area called Pulsation Point. If you forgot your notebook you will most likely find one at the marketplace, where you can also get a lot of information about yoga and healthy lifestyle. If you are very in to both yoga, healthy lifestyle and sustainability in general, we recommend that you buy a ticket for both Copenhagen Yoga Festival and Copenhagen VegFest.

These classes & events are meant as inspiration for the Nerdy Wisdom Seeking types:

FRIDAY:

“Neural Alchemy” with Gabriel Axel

“5 Things Every Yogi Should Know About Their Anatomy” with Shannan Hansen

“Canada: leading the world towards a plant based future” with Vesanto Melina

“Ayurveda 101” with Jessica Winderl

 

SATURDAY:

“The secret of Sun Salutation” with Govind Radhakrishnan

“The Nature of Consciousness” with Gabriel Axel

“Zero waste, veganisme og bæredygtighed” med Calina Leonhardt (DK)

“Ancient Wisdom and Habit Evolution” with Amanda Holmstrom

 

SUNDAY:

“Book Reading” with Andrea Marcum, Chantal Russell, Anne Goncalves & Tanya Markul

“Politisk Paneldebat: Plantebaseret kost i fremtidens sundhedspolitik” (DK)

“MediYoga – to sustain good health” with Veetamo Lyngmo


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MALE TYPES

We recommend that you pick a couple of workshops everyday, that you know you want to join for sure. Between classes you can chat with your friends, eat vegan food, go for a concert or shop the newest yoga gadgets at the marketplace.

With one or two exceptions, all classes and events are very suitable for male types. If you are looking for something gentle, we recommend that you go for the tent called Contemplation Corner. If you need something more up-beat and strong check out the tent called Radiant Room. If you want longer and fewer workshops check the main tent called Grand Gathering with a great mix of different styles of yoga.

These classes & events are meant as inspiration for the Male types:

FRIDAY

“Neural Alchemy” with Gabriel Axel

“Fire & Nectar: Embrace the Sacred Masculine and Feminine within” with Chantal Russell and Matt Corker

“Therapeutic acro yoga” with Jeppe Skovgaard

 

SATURDAY

“Get grounded move better” with Kristine Marie Rost

“Keep it simple, Keep it real, Make it strong” with Ozgur Oral

“The State of Meditation” with Svend Trier

“Bliv aktiv for dyrene” med Jason Møller (DK)

“Party” with DJ Johan Bay

 

SUNDAY

“Adventure Yoga: Form & Flow+” with Stephen Ewashkiw

“MediYoga – to sustain good health” with Veetamo Lyngmo

“Playful Inversion” with Michael Bjerrum


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FUNKY FLOWY TYPES

We recommend that you pick 2-3 classes a day that you really want to try and besides that join some of the awesome concerts, enjoy nice vegan food and go get your hands on some of the newest yoga accessories at the marketplace.

You will probably want to hang out at the tent called Pulsation Point most of the time. But you might also want to check out what’s going on in Radiant Room and Grand Gathering.

These classes & events are meant as an inspiration for the Funky Flowy Types:

FRIDAY

“Ombience – live electronic music and yoga flow” with Cipa & Ras

“Dancing Pilates” with Mikkala Marilyn Kissi

“An organic practice” with Nicolai Boas

“Concert” with Sys Bjerre

 

SATURDAY

“A Flow State” with Liva Overgaard

“Concert” with Stine Steendorph

“Beväg” with Jeppe Skovgaard

“Ecstatic dance / Yoga Rave” with Malene Brøchner

 

SUNDAY

“The classical music flow” with Luke Bache

“Concert” with Liva Mo

“Concert” with Ida KUDO

“Shakti Rising” with Chantal Russell


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ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS TYPES

We recommend that you buy a ticket that is valid for both Copenhagen VegFest and Copenhagen Yoga Festival. Pick one or two movement based classes a day and then join as many of the amazing inspiring lectures on sustainability as you can fit in. Please also spoil yourself at the foodcourt where all food is vegan and chill at the music area called Pulsation Point, when you need a break.

These events are meant as an inspiration for the Environmentally conscious type:

FRIDAY

“The Alchemist” with Satu Tuomela

“Politisk paneldebat: Er dansk landbrugs fremtid plantebaseret?” (DK)

“What happens when you eat vegetarian food” with Govind Radhakrishnan

“Samtale med Sys Bjerre om at leve vegansk” (DK)

“Living wild and free” with Tanja Ottesen

 

SATURDAY

“The strongest voice for going vegan” with Patrik Baboumian

“Ethical dilemmas and choices in the 21st century” with Peter Singer & Mickey Gjerris

“The wild child of yoga” with Tine Kotzé

“The future of proteins: Clean Meat, Green Meat or plain old Mean Meat” with David Petersen

 

SUNDAY

“Mandala Vinyasa: Fire and Water” with Faye Baldwin

“Hvordan brødføder vi verden bæredygtigt?” med professor og prodekan Andreas de Neergaard (DK)

“Cook deliciously with artificial intelligence” with Plantjammer

“Sustainability, the Circular Economy and Yoga” with Hej Hej Mats


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SENSITIVE TYPES

We recommend that you pick 1-3 classes a day that you really want to try and besides that go for a walk along the sea or hug an old tree to get a break from the festival energy. Also we recommend that you eat warm food and drink tea with warming herbs throughout the festival. There are many gentle workshops like yin yoga & meditation that can help you ground your energy at the festival. And at the marketplace it is possible to book massages which can be really soothing for your nervous system.

The tent called Contemplation Corner will probably be your favorite place to be, throughout the festival. This is where you find all the gentle workshops and guided meditations.

These classes & events are meant as an inspiration for the Sensitive Types:

FRIDAY

“Stay True Journey” with Madhavi Guemoes

“Slow, Soft, Still” with Anne Goncalves

“Sound bath / Gong meditation” with Charlotte Bom

 

SATURDAY

“The compassionate heart, accepting all side of ourselves” with Luke Bache

“MediYoga – stress and burnout” with Veetamo Lyngmo

“Yin your Yang” with Trine Mee Sook Gleerup

 

SUNDAY

“Hara Meditation” with Madhavi Guemoes

“Slow Down – Feel More” with Trine Hedegaard

“Yoga Nidra Meditation: Sacred Pause” with Jessica Winderl


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BEGINNER TYPES

We recommend that you pick 1-3 classes a day that you really want to try and besides that let yourself be inspired by the energy at the festival site. There are also concerts, lectures on healthy living, nice vegan food and a marketplace with more than 40 vendors where you can get more information about yoga and pamper yourself with really nice yoga accessories.

The more classes you want to try, the more we recommend that you do the shorter ones, so you still have some energy left on Sunday. Maybe mix some of the more active workshops in Radiant Room with some gentle classes and guided meditations in Contemplation Corner. Add a couple of lectures in Sharing Space and chill in the music area called Pulsation Point.

These workshops are meant an inspiration for the Beginner Types:

FRIDAY

“Stay true journey” with Madhavi Guemoes

“Five Things Every Yogi Should Know About Their Anatomy” with Shannan Hansen

“Plantetinget” med ironman-triatleten Frederik Andersen (DK)

 

SATURDAY

“Intro to Bowspring” with Ditte Bykærholm

“Iyengar Yoga Basic” with Ilse and Liselotte

“Intro to Prānāyāma” with Federico Di Fresco

End your day in Pulsation Point where DJ Johan Bay is playing until 21.00

 

SUNDAY

“Slow down, feel more” with Trine Hedegaard

“Plantetinget” med Kira Eggers & Vicki Berlin (DK)

“Mediyoga – to sustain good health” with Veetamo Lyngmo


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ASANA JUNKIE TYPES

We recommend that you pick 3-5 classes a day that you really want to try. You might want to make one of them a meditation class… or not. If you need a break from doing yoga go have some awesome vegan food at the food area or get your hands on the newest yoga accessories at the marketplace. Go go go.

You will probably find that Grand Gathering and Radiant Room are the place to be for you. These classes are meant as inspiration for the Asana Junkie types:

FRIDAY

“Yogis Unite!” with Amanda Holmstrom

“Heart over Head – Power of the Heart” with Lotte van Graas

“Living Wild and Free” with Tanja Ottesen in Grand Gathering

 

SATURDAY

“Emergence Flow” with Matt Corker

“Keep it simple, Keep it real, Make it strong” with Ozgur Oral

“Strala Yoga” with Miriam Swartz

 

SUNDAY

“Adventure Yoga: Form & Flow+” with Stephen Ewashkiw

“From Your Head to Your Heart” with Andrea Marcum

“Playful Inversion” with Michael Bjerrum


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Gabriel Axel

What is your daily ritual? And why?

I do some movement to open up physiological processes, chi kung, amplify positive emotion/affect, clear out energies that aren’t mine, expand bliss-emptiness in various anatomical (gross, subtle, causal) areas, abide in non-dual awareness, and ground in the gross body…

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Kristine Marie Rost

What is your daily ritual? And why?

I squeece a lemon into a glass of water with half a tsp himalayan salt first thing in the morning, then I do 3-4 yin yoga poses. It helps the bodys natural detoification and powers my system to rise and shine.

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COPENHAGEN YOGA FESTIVAL

25 - 27 AUGUST