The Barcelona Yoga Conference, taking place from the 2nd – 6th July, promises to be a fun-filled, jam-packed, hive of yoga related activity. It certainly gets a good reputation from previous successful events, being hailed as one of the biggest yoga events in Europe. The bigger the better they say, and with such a wide and diverse range of activities, from yoga to music, dance and food, there will be something to keep everyone entertained, if not just the infectious buzz. Certainly, people travel from many corners of the world to get involved. Whether you are already planning to attend or haven’t decided, here are a few nuggets of information you might like to know to get a feel for the event.
High up in the Sarria district overlooking Barcelona is the Escola del Sagrat Cor (“School of the Sacred Heart”), which, for several days in July, provides the spacious setting of the BYC. The venue is easily arrived at by car or public transport.
Heart and soul have gone into the organisation of the event, with a family of yoga gurus and close collaborators behind the whole thing. Three siblings, Pau, Mireia and Wari, put their passion and positive energy into the event year after year, creating a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere for attendees.
Karma Yogi team
A squad of yoga volunteers will be providing their dedicated support in helping to ensure the smooth running of the event, assisting in all aspects from preparation of rooms to attending to participants and teachers.
Yoga Styles and activities
With over 50 internationally renowned teachers and facilitators taking part in the Conference, the BYC offers a unique space in which to participate in a vast range of activities related to yoga and general wellbeing, from chanting and guided meditations to asana practice and therapeutic workshops. Yoga styles include Ashtanga, Yin, Acroyoga (a combination of acrobatics and yoga) and, for those who like a challenge, Slackline yoga.
The BYC is also offering scholarships to over 100 aspiring participants in need of financial support. See the website for more information.
Over the three main days of the event, you can take advantage of a range of free activities, covering a range of yoga styles. A variety of interesting sounding activities will be on offer, including a ‘Parkour meets Acroyoga’ session. The timetable of free events can be found on the website.
July in Barcelona
In your free time before and after the BYC activities, you can take advantage of the balmy summer weather and get out and explore Barcelona. Average July temperatures range between 23 and 27 degrees, so ideal a for a trip to the beach and a refreshing dip in the sea!
At the BYC you will find over 40 stands to peruse and shop at your leisure. Among other things you’ll find Yoga and wellbeing products, accessories, clothing and essential oils. A fantastic selection of the most delicious and healthy vegan and vegetarian food options in Barcelona will also be converging at the event. More information on activities and stands can be found on the BYC website.