So last year saw JoGa Beats Ibiza yoga resident, Jo take on her biggest class to date hitting the main stage of Bestival on Sunday afternoon with thousands putting down their pints to pick up their asana!
On September 5th 2014, Jo bring back her Ibiza Yoga vibes to Bestival to open the Bollywood stage and limber festival goers up for the weekend ahead. So, if you fancy some bend and stretch to get you fired up for for festival action, stay tuned to @jogabeats on twitter for the class time on Friday morning so you can join Jo on the isle of wight!
As a resident of the island for the past 18 months and having contributed to the Healing Ibiza festival for both years since arriving, I was honoured to be asked to open the yoga space at The Ibiza Spirit festival this year.
Last year the festival was born at Casita Verde a very special eco-village on the island, which seemed an apt starting point, but it has moved to Atzaro this year as the festival expands and spreads it’s wings.
It is a celebration of the island’s “other” side, one that explores creative dance, Tantra, Music meditations, Yoga, Therapies, Inpsiring speakers, singing circles and a whole load more…..come and join JoGa Beats on the yoga Pagoda for some banging beats and a kick arse class from 12.30pm. First come, first served!
After the full house that was the JoGa Beats retreat in May 2014, we are back this October 9-16th, in a brand new retreat space on the island, Casa Solara.
If you need to re-charge, cut loose, dance, play, chill your boots and let your inner magic unwind and unleash itself back to nature, this week long break will provide the lift you need to re-connect and create a new synergy and energy within your body.
The JoGa Beats camp will be set in a secluded area in the campo in the North of the island, in the stunning Can Guasch-Atzaro valley, on the road towards Benirras Beach.
This year, Jo teams up with Ayda Ellis, the only anusara trained teacher on the island, to provide the yin to her yogi yang, as Joga Beats sessions will fire you up in the morning, with Ayda bringing you back to planet earth, with sunset sessions overlooking the the beautiful fruit orchard.
We will also spend a day at the 5 star Pikes Hotel, where WHAM! filmed CLUB Tropicana for a day of yoga workshops and breathing to the beat, while soundtracked, by a live dj, Plus pop into the cultural heritage site of Dalt Vila for a day walking, shopping and taking in the stunning sights.
For more info check out the RETREAT here.
JoGa Beats will take place at the Healing Ibiza festival for the second year running Sunday May 12 at 6pm 2013.
Jo is delighted to form part of the yoga teaching team at this year’s event once again after opening proceedings at the festival last year.
She was inspired to make her move to the island after attending the festival in October 2012 and having her eyes opened to a whole new side of the island & meeting like minded spirits and souls…some of whom she caught up with last year to preview the event:
As a warm up for Bestival, JoGa Beats is holding a dance weekender in Shoreham, Kent this month.
The weekend kicks off with some wholesome hearty, Indian homemade goodness to fire up your belly and your passion, from the inside out.
After a late afternoon lunch we have a restorative yoga session on Friday night, to gear us up for Saturdays dance-a-thon!
Saturday morning kicks off with JoGa Beats and after breakfast, Nathan takes over the 18th Century dance space at The Quadrangle Trust.
Exercises from contemporary dance are used for improved alignment and the release of tension, promoting economy of movement and ease of expression in more freeform dance and group improvisations.
Individually, in partners and in groups he will use imagery to connect us with both our inner space and our outer environment in a playful and joyous approach.
The evenings will again be restorative with Laura Smail leading our yoga practice, before we sit down to another feast for the body and Soul.
Sunday will also see Jo test out her workshops for Bestival, using the beat of her music led practice, to link our breath to the flow, in a unique and meditative twist on our usual vinyasa flow sessions.
Sundays workshop with Nathan will again build on Saturdays sequencing and ideas and the weekend will finish off with afternoon Tea before check out at 3pm.
For more details PM jo on Jo@joyoule.co.uk.