Celebrate International Yoga Day & The Summer Solstice with one day of soul nourishing connection through yoga in nature
The Free State Yoga Festival is a family-friendly one-day event located at the Chihowa Retreat Center just north of Lawrence, KS. Come celebrate Yoga in Kansas this International Yoga Day with a festival that offers yoga, meditation, live music, a 5K fun run, hiking, SUP yoga, aerial yoga, acro yoga, wellness chats, vendor shopping, food, and more.
The Free State Yoga Festival features expert teachers, artists, and scholars, from locally and beyond.
The inaugural Free State Yoga Festival will begin with a one-mile to 5K fun trail run or walk along the outer banks of the natural spring pond of the Chihowa Retreat Center. Post-run, roll out your mat for a live music community yoga class. Followed by an afternoon of picking your own festival adventures. Gather as a community for festival closings, a Sunset Meditation and Sound Bath, and clean-up of the retreat center!
Chose from a wide variety of breakout sessions for your afternoon. Stroll through the Zen Market to shop and learn about the offerings of our festival’s Health and Wellness partners. Bring any new or gently used yoga and fitness gear and wear to donate or swap at our Swap Shop.
OVER 35+ hours of fitness, yoga, and meditation. The Premium and Full Access Festival Pass are limited, featuring the chance to partake in SUP yoga & aerial yoga.
“We strive to make yoga, fitness, health, and wellness accessible to everyBODY in our community.”OUR MISSION
We strive to make yoga, fitness, health, and wellness accessible to everyBODY in our community, from Lawrence and beyond. Festival-goers will receive a free yoga class at each supporting studio, a Wellness Guide featuring the festival’s Health and Wellness Partners, and a tote. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local non-profit Just Food.
Wanna get involved in the festival?
Teachers, Artists, & Scholars are Welcome to Apply to offer at the Break-Out Session.
Health & Wellness Partners
Aligning with Yoga Studios and Professional and Health & Wellness Businesses and Professionals for Vendors’ Markets, Community Wellness Guide, and Festival Sponsorship.
Energy Exchange Volunteers
Seeking: Life Guard, Small Medic Team, Event Volunteers.