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PremierLeague-News.Com- The Cambridge Yoga Festival is being launched to encourage a feeling of community connection after a disconnected year
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Community has been redefined for many of us over the course of the pandemic. Whether it's been our neighbours, our online network or our gym classes, we've all lost a sense of community because of the ongoing effects of coronavirus across the UK. Many have missed out on a whole year of going to the local gym, our favourite exercise classes or sports groups. That's why for the yogi's around Cambridgeshire, a group of instructors are organising a special weekend in August to get back some of that community spirit we've been missing over the last year. James Downs is a yoga instructor and mental health campaigner from Cambridge who will be heading up this brand new festival. The city's first-ever yoga festival will feature events, workshops, classes, talks and entertainment to bring the yoga community together again. Click below to sign up for email updates CambridgeshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. The festival will be held from Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22, and will take place in outside spaces (if the weather holds out) as well as inside at the beautiful St Paul's Church on Hill's Road. Vegan food will be served each lunch and dinner as well as evening entertainment including live music, cabaret and social mixers. The festival website states its aim is to promote wellbeing in an inclusive space where everyone can participate, from newcomers to yogi veterans. Last year James spoke to CambridgeshireLive about the emotional impact of losing his livelihood due to the pandemic and how yoga helped him stay grounded throughout the most gruelling year the country has experienced in decades.
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. "I felt a huge sense of loss for all the times I've spent with my class groups. Yoga has helped me feel connected to my body, it taught me tolerance for it and then and love and acceptance. "For me, the teachings in yoga are important now more than ever. Right now we’re feeling unseated. We need to find our seat again through yoga. "I'm not going to pretend mindfulness is easy, I find it really difficult but that’s why I practise."
James Downs is an experienced yoga teacher and mental health advocate
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After trying to bring some "normality" with his pay-as-you-feel online classes throughout the pandemic, this festival is his way of bringing that community feeling back into Cambridgeshire's yoga scene. He said: "The pandemic has shown us that our health and wellbeing is about so much more than just ourselves - it is rooted in our communities and the people and places around us that keep us connected. Cambridge Yoga Festival will be exactly what we need and a real moment to remember together. "The Festival is the first one of its kind in Cambridge and will include leading teachers from the region, full-length classes, live music and talks about mental health and wellbeing." Tickets are available for the whole weekend at £160, £35 for a Friday pass or £95 for a Saturday or Sunday pass. Find out more by going to the Cambridge Yoga Festival website.
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