‘By the experience of Santosa, unparalleled happiness arises’ (Yoga Sutra, 2:42).
Santosa Camp 2020
Dawn til dusk, yoga of every description, for eight whole days!
The dates for 2020 have now been confirmed as
Friday 21st August (arrive noon onwards) to
Sunday 30th August (depart after breakfast) and bookings are now open.
The theme of this year’s camp is De-Colonising Yoga.
A special event on De-Colonising Yoga Together
is being organised by Uma and the Santosa crew at
7pm on 7th March at the Portico Gallery in South London.
Speakers include counsellor and yoga therapist Sofya Ayesha Ansari;
cofounder of Healing Justice London Saara Jaffery-Roberts;
and cofounder of Urban Avatars Diahann Love Holder.
And there’ll be yoga nidra, because this is a Santosa event.
A web of hearts will hold us all so we are able to SHINE together
It is the name of the camp which has been running for 14 years
The camp herself is an opportunity to experience SANTOSA
It is the happy acceptance of what is, just as it arises
It is the experience of contentment
And it is a sweetness of indescribable beauty
What is Santosa?
Dawn til dusk, yoga of every
description, for eight full days!
A web of hearts holds us all
so we are able to shine together
Hari Om Dear Yoginis and Yogis,
Santosa offers over FIFTY wonderful yoga and meditation and dance teachers, musicians, singers and workshop facilitators, as well as the opportunity to experience Yoga Nidra 5 times a day. Santosa offers infinite opportunities for all of us to be healed, loved and ministered to by a host of skilled therapists.
We are delighted to welcome back some of our very favourite teachers who have been coming to Santosa yoga camp for years together with welcoming some very marvellous new friends. All share their skills, love and joy with us: we’re looking forward to Kashmir yoga with Veronika and to Heartsong every morning with Eliza and Eloise, to Womb Yoga and Yoga Nidra from a cracking team from the Yoga Nidra Network, to chanting the names of the goddess with the Amma satsang, to Babaji aarati with Sivani, and evening bhakti from many wonderful Bhaktas including Tim Chalice, Jai Krishna and Jim Fox, to Wild Yoga contemplative movement with Theo Wildcroft, to DANCEmandala with Shaku and Shakti Dance with Anjali.
– and these are just a few of our favourite Santosa peeps! For a full listing of all our very wonderful teachers, bhaktas, meditation teachers and bhakti musicians, please visit our profiles page.
Please do bear in mind we are always open to the possibility of inspirational changes and bright ideas, so the schedule is never final till we get onto the field herself! We joyfully operate from a place of potent and creative uncertainty, in the loving arms of the deep feminine…
As well as the marvellous programme we also have a specially constructed NEW SAUNA which is quite a treat to use, as well as a host of fabulous new extras in the kids’ department (including origami and flying fun… and that’s on top of the programme of kids’ crafts activities).
And all this is served up with three delicious veggie meals a day – plus complimentary chai at the morning meeting, and free hot chocolate at story time for the little ones.
At Santosa you are welcomed, fed and get to share your mealtimes with a fabulous family of yogis of all ages.
Once you are on site, every workshop, class, activity and meal is ALL INCLUDED in the price. What a wonderful thought!
THANK YOU and HARI OM TAT SAT XXX
With great respect and love from UMA
What’s a day like at Santosa Yoga Camp?
From dawn around the rekindled fire to evenings of kirtan in the bhakti tent, you can expect full days of inspiration, yoga, workshops, ceremony and song.
Three meals of fantastic vegan food are part of your ticket price, as are a family-friendly (alcohol free) environment, showers with fantastic views of Glastonbury Tor, and a chance to connect with like-minded people.
The 2019 camp schedule is still available here.
You can also download the full class listings with lots more detail of what happened this year.
What HAPPENS AT Santosa YOGA Camp?
Obviously you can experience and try out lots of different styles of yoga and meditation …
.. but you’ll also find kirtan and song …
… ceremony and dance …
… and five yoga nidras a day led by some of the world’s leading
practitioners of the art of yogic sleep