Asian Wellness, Yoga & Vegan Festival, Richmond 2018

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Asian Wellness, Yoga & Vegan Festival, Richmond 2018
Celebrate the richness and diversity of Asian culture at the second annual Richmond Asian Festival. Enjoy live music and dance performances, eat yummy Asian food (vegan), join free Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong class, shop from over 50 colorful stalls and take part in and other interesting activities at London Asian Festival.

A fun family day out guaranteed! FREE entry for children!

This is a not-for-profit event. All profits from this event will go to Mayor of Richmond’s charity; Mayor of Kingston’s charity, Love Kingston (a charity based in Kingston); and a charity in India that provides education and boarding to under privileged blind girls.

How to reach the venue?
RACC (Richmond Adult Community College) is the venue of our lovely event. It is very well-connected by public transport. Richmond tube/train station is located just 1 min away. There are also plenty of buses. If you coming by bus/train/tube get down at Richmond station and look for Yosushi outlet. You will find a small alley way next to it – take that and turn right. You will spot the college with help of signs.

If you are driving there, old deer park car park and richmond station carpark are the closest.
find all public carparks here:

You can also look for more parking spaces here:

The postcode of the venue is TW92RE so you can calculate the distance.

Types of Tickets:

Standard entry ticket (online): £5
VIP entry ticket: £10 per person (entitles you to fast track entry and a goodie bag)
Tickets at the Door: £5 per person

*Free for children (under 16 years) if accompanied by a paying adult*

Yoga and Meditation Sessions

Thanks to the support of very talented teachers, we have scheduled many Yoga, Tai chi and meditation sessions, Bollywood dancing, and other workshops on the day. The entry fee of only £5 entitles you to attend all sessions for free. You don’t have to pay anything extra. The main entry fee covers everything. However, we request you to please queue outside the Yoga rooms as the entry will be on ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. If you wish to attend two consecutive Yoga sessions, you will have to leave the room when one Yoga session ends and join the queue to enter again for the next session.

Special Mention: Don’t Forget to Watch Awesome Dance Performances by celebrity dancer, Karan’s, Bollywood Masterclass 1.30-2pm in the theatre (details below)

Sessions at Yoga Classroom (Theatre)

The Yoga classroom is a theatre that can accommodate up to 60-70 people. The classes conducted in this room are aimed at introducing the participants to different styles of Yoga. All of the classes in this room are suitable for everyone – from complete beginners to advanced practitioners of Yoga. All classes nearly 40 minutes long and are conducted by different teachers.

*Please bring your own mats*

16.55-17.30Yoga Nidra with Zita Palosi
10.10-10.55Power Vinyasa Yoga with Alva
11.00-11.45Bhuti Breathe and Flow Yoga with Samantha Trinder
11.50-12.30Yoga of Being with Edina Didi
12.35-13.05Gentle Flow Yoga with Louisa Koussertari
14.30-15.15Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga with Asha Khagram
15.20-16.05Yin Yoga with Laura and Liz
16.10-16.50Kundalini Yoga with Malcolm

Sessions at Outdoor Wellness Space (Garden)

The Wellness Space is an outdoor area (covered with grass) that can hold up to 40 participants. All classes are 30-40 minutes long and are conducted by different teachers. In event of bad weather, an indoor space will be used for the sessions.

*Please bring your own mats*

16.15-17.00Hatha Yoga with Vibhu
10.35-11.05Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Serge
11.10-11.55Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Tero Hynynen
12.00-12.30Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Ava Mondal
12.35-13.10Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Tero Hynynen
13.20-14.00Yoga for Runners with Louisa Koussertari
14.10-14.50Family Yoga with Svetlana
15.00-15.40Tai Chi and Qi Gong with Tero Hynynen

Sessions at Meditation Room

The Meditation Room can accommodate 40 people. The guided meditation sessions are suitable for all – no prior experience necessary. All sessions in this room are 30 minutes long.

*Please bring your own mats*

15.45-16.15Mindfulness Meditation – Connection Body and Mind with Edina Didi
10.50-11.20Guided Meditation with Devraj Singh Khalsa
11.30-12.00Pranayama and Mantra Meditation with Asha Khagram
12.15-12.45Guided Meditation
13.00-13.30Guided Meditation with Ava
14.15-14.45Sanatan Kriya Meditation with Dhyan Foundation
15.00-15.30Harmonic Healing Meditation for Self Exploration & Empowerment with Stefan

Sessions at Yoga Workshop Room

This is a cozy space that can accommodate 20 people. The sessions here are a combination of theory and practice. You are free to ask questions to the teachers.

*Please bring your own mats*

1.15-1.45pmLearning Sanatan Kriya Dhyan Foundation
10.30-11amChakra balancing mudras and meditation with Krishna
11.10-11.40Yoga Postures for Ultimate Relaxation with Sandi
11.50- 12.20Creating an Energy Sanctuary Meditation with Dhriti
12.30-1pmChakra balancing Yoga Flow with Krishna

Activities and Performances

Besides Yoga and meditation sessions that will take place in 3 different spaces at the venue, there will be many other interesting activities throughout the day.

All-day Henna and Face painting
Where: Art Room
When: 10am-5pm – drop-in

Learning How to Do Henna Art with Poonam Hirani
Where: Outdoor stage area
When: 11.30-12pm

Introduction to Japenese Culture: Maki Making, Kimono Wrapping and Tea Ceremony by Akemi Solloway
Where: Outdoor stage area
When: 12.10-1pm

Classical and Semi Classical Indian Dance Performances by Parminder and Resmi
Where: Theatre
When: 1.15-1.30pm

Dance Performace by Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass: Kids, Adults and Professional Group
Where: Theatre
When: 1.30-2pm

Live Music Performance by Vegan Musican, Tally Spear
Where: Theatre
When: 2-2.15pm

Musical Chairs – A Fun Family Game
Where: Outdoor Stage Area
When: 2-2.30pm

Dance Performace by Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass followed by a Workshop
Where: Outdoor Stage Area
When: 2.30-3pm

Pop-up Bhangra Class by Resmi and Open Dance Floor (Led by Kriti)
Where: Outdoor Stage Area
When: 3.30-4.30pm

Children’s Yoga – Run by Integral Harmony

The founders of Integral Harmony, Melinda and Stefan, are a lovely Yogi couple who have many years of experience in teaching Yoga to children. They run developmental Yoga sessions for children with special needs at the local charity ‘Me Too & Co’. They will be at the ‘Me Too & Co’ stall from 10-11:30 offering the chance for your children to engage in some Flying AcroYoga which you are welcome to photograph for a £2 donation to the charity. They will also be running the following classes in one of our indoor spaces, again with donations being taken for the charity:

4:30-5.00pmIntegral Yoga Class for Children (12-15 years)
12.00-12.30pmIntegral Yoga Class for Children (4-7 years)
1.00-1.30pmIntegral Yoga Class for Children (8-11 years)