Aug 5, 2023
Lawrence, KS


Bend Yoga Festival - Group Photo
Looking for something to do this August? We are thrilled yoga festivals are back and can’t wait to check out all the amazing events taking place around the world. This week we had a chance to connect with Krystal Denham, Director of Free State Yoga Festival taking place in Lawrence, KS who we are thrilled to partner with! You will be able to get complimentary copies of our magazine at this festival! 

What inspired you to create a festival?
The seeds of inspiration first took root during yoga teacher training, while exploring many modalities of yoga and meditation for my certification. I am driven by the realization that yoga holds the key to unlocking the dormant potential within, I yearned to channel this transformative power into an event that would envelop all students in its ethereal embrace. My vision is to weave together the wisdom of revered yogis, the grace of movement, and the nourishment of conscious living. Free State Yoga Festival manifests the belief that through the unison of body, mind, and spirit, we can transcend limitations and embark on a transformative journey toward self-realization.

What makes your festival unique?
Picture a kaleidoscope of community experiences, workshops, classes, discussions, vendor shopping, and food for all diet where the extraordinary becomes ordinary and the mundane is left far behind. FS Yoga Fest dances upon the edge of innovation, a mystical realm where ancient wisdom harmonizes with contemporary expressions. It is here that tradition embraces evolution, forging a path that simultaneously honors the roots of yoga and dares to venture into uncharted territories. At the heart of our festival lies inclusivity and an opportunity for self-discovery. We celebrate an array of yoga styles, inviting renowned teachers to guide practitioners on an exquisite journey. Imploring our students to find a yoga style they love. From Hatha to Vinyasa, Kundalini to Ashtanga, Buti to SUP Yoga, our festival is a melting pot where yoga unfolds in all its glorious forms.

What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event? 
I am thrilled for the entire day. I would love to attend all our presenters’ offerings. And, as the owner of the SUP Yoga company, I am most excited to share my passion and teach SUP Yoga. 

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Bend Yoga Festival - Logo
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