Why I have I skipped the festival circuit? Because I’ve felt it’s easier to teach to my age demographic, in my own style and to do so locally.
I knew the Lost Paradise festival would be attended mainly by young people between 24-30 years of age. I thought it likely that these young yogis would be used to practising a more dynamic style of yoga than mine. And, a December end-of-year festival was going to be uncomfortably hot and humid.
Also, I didn’t know ahead of time how large the festival was going to be. Put it down to living semi-rurally in our little backwash of Mitchells Island, population 350. When I saw what amounted to an ocean of tents, I started to get the scope of the event. In the end, there were probably in excess of 11,000 participants. That’s the half the population of our nearest town, Taree! Despite my reservations, I ended up having a totally positive experience.