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Northern Yoga Festival 7 & 8 July 2018

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Northern Yoga Festival 2018

This year’s theme is Peace.

This year’s festival will be a two-day event - 7 and 8 July - you can attend either day, or make a weekend of it. We’ve listened to feedback from 2017 and are planning to make 2018 better than ever. Changes include:


  • Having three main sessions and longer breaks giving people more time to choose their next class, catch up with friends and enjoy shopping in the market place.
  • Ensuring class information is prominently displayed to help people choose classes.
  • Using a "chilli” system to let people know the expected physical challenge of each class, ranging from 3 being the most physically challenging to 1 being the least.
  • Having a shorter quieter session after lunch with classes designed to aid digestion.


Lunch and refreshments are included in the price which is only £40 per day for BWY members and £50 per dayf or non-members. Accommodation is not included and must be arranged by Festival attendees when required. There is accommodation available at the university – contact the university directly to arrange this.

The Festival will start at 9.00 when you can register and choose your morning classes and we will be finishing at 5.00 pm each day.

Session 1 will run from 9:45 – 11:00, Session 2 from 11:45 – 13:00 and the afternoon session from 15:30 – 16:45.

We now have most of our local teachers recruited from across all parts of the region and have our main teacher in place. This is Jane Farrimond who will be teaching in the large hall, Caedmon, and will be doing three sessions each day, two in the morning and one following the afternoon break.

Jane Farrimond

Jane’s belief is: "Yoga is a gift to the world, a blessing offered to all.”

Yoga enables equilibration to life’s constant challenges,

Jane’s yoga career

Being an open and creative person, Jane has a plural approach to her yoga practice and teaching. Alongside her study of: the Krishnamacharya traditions of yoga; Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa with John Scott, Hatha Yoga with Shandor Remete; and the Bihar Yoga Tradition with Swami Vedantanada Saraswati, Jane has trained in the traditional somatic disciplines of Qi Gong and Chen Tai Ji with Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang and Shifu Liu Quanjun.

She has been teaching and inspiring students for twenty years, running BWY Foundation, Certificate and Diploma Courses; seamlessly threading through her teaching the principles and practices of the Indian and Chinese expressions of yoga.

What now emerges is an authentic style of teaching, learnt from many years of experience and practice, which includes limbering, alignment, awareness, breath, balance and focus.

College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, DH1 1SZ

Due to the good feedback about the venue last year, we have decided to go back to the College of St Hild and St Bede this year.

We have three large rooms for the classes, plus use of a space in the dining hall our market where you will be able to buy yoga equipment, aromatherapy oils and products, jewellery and bags and yoga art.

Weather permitting, the grounds are another wonderful asset of this venue for you to enjoy.

If you would like to book onto the Festival please go to the event pages below and buy your tickets

Day one

Day two

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