‘By the experience of Santosa, unparalleled happiness arises’ (Yoga Sutra, 2:42).
Santosa Camp – Back in 2023
Blessings dear Santosa friends, beloved community!
Yogis and Yoginis, We send loving greetings to you all from our home here in Stroud and my temporary home in Canada.
Please dear souls, We treasure our network of hearts and we treasure the connections we have built over the years since we first ran Santosa in 2005!
This year we are not planning a gathering of Santosa in Somerset. We are busy tending to the well being of our family and this will be our main focus this summer.
If you are eager to be in a field this summer, 2022, we invite you lovely ones to consider joining the Team Nidra at either Inspire Camp Out, Buddhafield Festival or Medicine Festival, where we will be sharing the practice of Total Yoga Nidra. (Our beloved Hanuman Temple will be up at Medicine Festival with a schedule of four Yoga Nidras a day!!)
We have chosen to take a pause this year from ALL in person gatherings in the hope that together we can move safe and well into 2023.
We want for you to keep well and safe and nourish your hearts as we plan for a ‘Resurgence Gathering’ of the Santosa Community in August 2023, by which time we trust that the circumstances will once again permit our song-filled gathering to go ahead in the fullness of our sharing, hugging, heartfelt connections.
It wouldn’t be Santosa without the hugs!
We will see you for the beauteous resurgence of our special community camp when we can gather in the spirit and the way we love – full power snuggled up for five nidras a day!
Until then, please keep in touch on the socials, and watch out for the ever present possibility of spontaneous and heartwarming digital gatherings and circles online!
With great respect and love from Uma and Nirlipta x
Dawn til dusk, yoga of every description, for eight whole days!
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