Make sure you don’t miss out! This weekend is the first edition of the Slow Food & Yoga Festival on Gili Air in Indonesia. This amazing festival is part of the Gili Bangkit Festival. Bangkit means ‘to rise’ in Sasak language. A little less then a year ago we thought it was game over, and now this festival celebrates our triumphant resurrection, a testament to the power of community and hope.

What To Expect?

Participate in inspiring yoga classes, taste wonderful food from acclaimed Indonesian chefs, explore the local culture, watch stunning indigenous documentaries and much more!

· Daily yoga classes with international yoga instructors 
· Celebrity chefs & cooking competitions 
· Food workshops & lifestyle talks 
· Farmers and artisan market 
· Cultural Evenings 
· Shows & Performances 
· Kids’ activities

Yoga at the Slow Food & Yoga Festival On Gili Air

Complete Program Slow Food & Yoga Festival

You can also download the full program below 👇

International Guest Presenters, Speakers, Foodies, Chefs, Sustainability Pioneers, Yogis And Much More!

Not only will we be showcasing the cuisine and cultural practices from Gili Air’s unique indigenous Sasak culture, but we have international guest presenters, speakers, foodies, sustainability pioneers and yogis including Simon Jongenotter from New Earth cooking and David Metcalf with an indigenous film presentation.

International Yoga Instructors

VICTORIA MCLARTY – Acro Yoga / Performances / Flying Trapeze / Granny Yoga / Yoga – FireFlight Yoga – AUS.

CATIE FOROUGHI – Yoga / Handstands / Backbends / Arm-balances / Acro / Meditation – CYOGA – UK. 

SHARNI QUINN – Life & Personal Brand Coach / Gentle Flow Yoga Teacher / International Speaker / Author Sharni Quinn – RSA. 

STEFFI LOPEZ GONZALES – Wellbeing Consultant / Teacher & International Speaker / Lululemon Legacy Ambassador – Steffi at Your Life is Your Playground – Hong Kong. 

NADINE MCNEIL – Public Figure / Founder of BadAsana Series: Yoga with free weights  / Yoga Instructor / Transformation Coach / Public Speaker / Woman’s Circle Global Facilitator / The Yoga Barn, Bali – JAMAICA

ANNA SOHANA – Yoga Instructor / Soundhealing Bath / Breathwork & Woman Circle “Open the Voice / Open the Heart Meditation – Sohana Spirit – RUSSIA. 

JAMES ”FISH” GILL – Facilitator & Yoga Instructor / Making yoga relatable / Supporting #tonicmasculinity / Enabling social emotional learning / Transforming conflicts / Empowering business change – Creative teams – AUS

Celebrity Chefs

CHEF RAGIL – ’Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year 2018’ / NUSA Indonesian Gastronomy (JAKARTA) – Spicy Geg (BALI) – IND 

CHEF SIMON J. & Team New Earth Cooking (BALI) – Food forestry / Earth Custodian / Exec Chef Zest Ubud

CHEF ARIF – Founder of DJAMOEKOE / Health store / Local medicinal herbs / Traditional Jamu / Tisane / Herbal Tea and natural products “Follow what nature intends” / CHEF ARIF SPRINGS

 – Founder and owner Warung Sunny / Gili Air, Healthy Local Food / Indonesian cooking classes / Co-organizer of Slow Food & Yoga Festival – IND

Would you like to know what are our favorite restaurants and warungs on the Gili Islands? Check out our Gili Foodie page.

Chef Simon J – Executive Chef Zest Ubud

Food Workshops & Life Style Talks

SILVINA MIGUEL – Slow Food Bali – Talk about Slow Food and how we can become co-producers of the food system Slow Living Talk: A talk on how to Stress Less & Live More. Learn tips on how to bring more lightness, gentleness & calmness to your life and the world. 

SILVINA MIGUEL – Compost Training – Slow Food Bali – A training for local producers and Gili Air residents. 

SILVINA MIGUEL – Permaculture Design – Slow Food Bali – An introduction to permaculture Ethics. Principles and Design Presenting Daur Project, the Precious Plastic recycling machine made it to Gili Air! Bring us your hard plastic! (IHRAM & JOE)

Buy Your Tickets Here

Tickets are extremely affordable and all proceeds are going towards the creation of a zero-waste program at the local school.

Festival passes are donation based:
50.000 IDR (3EUR) a day
200.000IDR (13EUR) for 5 days

Getting to The Gili Islands is super simple; either fast ferry it or fly. And if you are on a budget you can also take the big car ferry from Padangbai in Bali to Lembar in southwest Lombok.

Text by: Emily Christian of Flowers & Fire Yoga Studio

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