Co-Create YogaFest 2019 with us!
Please read carefully, as the co-creator process has changed:
YogaFest is an all-volunteer festival in which teachers from all traditions are invited to share your teachings, your wisdom, and your light with the YogaFest community. All are welcome to apply, though please be forewarned that we are selective in our process, based on a number of factors including length of time that you have been a leader in your field, number of programs we can accommodate, diversity of offerings, and much more. That said, we are an open-hearted and inclusive festival, and if you feel authentically called to celebrate spiritual truth by offering to lead festival programs, we would be honored to consider your application. We review all submissions with loving consideration.
As a YogaFest Co-Creator you are expected to:
Present three programs over the course of the weekend, at least two of which are unique. We may ask you to offer one of your programs twice.
Uphold the values of YogaFest, including attendance at the beautifully inspirational and informative morning Seva Meetings.
Be available for the entire weekend. This means arriving in time for the Opening Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, July 26, and staying through the Closing Service on Sunday, July 29.
We understand that some of the requirements put in place this year may mean that some teachers will be unable to apply, but for the overall good of the festival - for its spiritual well-being, sustainability, viability, and thriving health - the above requirements are mandatory. Please do not apply if you can not commit to any of the above.
In return you will receive:
Free full festival access for yourself and an assistant. If you are not bringing an assistant with you, we can provide you with a volunteer supporter who will be available to you for a 2-3 hour shift before, during, and after your program
Complimentary meals for the duration of the festival (for the lead presenter only; assistants will not be provided with meal vouchers)
Access to presenter’s lounge area overlooking the Pigeon River, which will include coffee, tea, and snacks
A profound sense of community, gratitude, service, spiritual upliftment, joy, and the opportunity to share yourself and your wisdom with a sincere community of devoted yogis and seekers from a multitude of paths
An incredible, inside-out experience of an ecstatic and authentic spiritual community festival
We at Song of the Morning cannot produce YogaFest without the integral participation of our volunteer presenters, and it is in an atmosphere of divine harmony that the gifts of giving and receiving come together to create a festival that is near and true to the unified heart of Yoga. We warmly invite you to apply to join us as a festival co-creator by filling out the form below, which will likely take at least an hour to complete, so please give yourself plenty of time to thoughtfully consider all of these questions that are immensely helpful to us and our process of producing the best, most blissful and sacred festival of Yoga.
If you are applying to lead a kirtan or strictly musical program, the structure is a little bit different and there is a separate application which you can fill out here.