The Yoga Picnic

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE NEXT YOGA PICNIC TAKE PLACE?

The Yoga Picnic will take place on the 7th July 2024 from 10am – 6pm at Lilliput House, Nure, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.

WHEN WILL TICKETS BE RELEASED?

Tickets are currently available via our website under ‘Tickets’. Sign up to our mailing list to hear about updates, competitions and more!

WHEN WILL THE LINEUP BE ANNOUNCED?

The line up will be announced in the weeks before the event. It will be available for download on our website under ‘Line up’. Join our mailing list and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing!

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT OF THE EVENT, CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

The Yoga Picnic is a family friendly event. Children under 12 can go free. Children’s tickets are available via our Tickets page. Please note children must be supervised at all times and they must have a valid ticket for entry. There must be one adult for every two children attending. Please note that our venue is on Lough Ennell and parents and guardians must be wary of keeping their children supervised and away from danger surrounding the lake.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TICKET?

You will receive your e-ticket after you have paid. Your ticket provides access to the following:

  • All classes, workshops and talks, with the exception of a small number of limited capacity events, which require an ‘add on’ ticket. There will be over 100 events/classes/talks/workshops on offer;
  • Access to limited capacity workshops which use equipment/materials, though these require sign up in advance. Details on how to sign up will be posted on our website and emailed to ticket holders. Be assured, however, most classes/events/workshops are not limited capacity;
  • Access to the Kirtan/yoga music concert. Bring a blanket/cushion or camping chair;
  • Access to food and drinks stands (at own expense);
  • Access to Uisce Outdoor Spa (Spa slots are limited to ticket holders and an additional payment is required, which can be made though our ‘Tickets’ page on our website. There are a limited number of places available – these will go on sale closer to the event);
  • There are a number of on-site car parking spaces which can be paid for on the ‘Tickets’ section of our website. We are also running a free park and ride service – this is free of charge but please ensure you have secured a pass for the park and ride. Car parking spaces are limited and are strictly on a first come first serve basis;
  • Toilets on-site.

Our full terms and conditions can be found on our website.

CAN I GET A REFUND OR EXCHANGE OF MY TICKET?

Once your purchase is confirmed, ticket(s) cannot be refunded or exchanged, even in the case of medical cancellations. You are not entitled to a refund if you change your mind about going or realise you cannot attend anymore. It is recommended that you seek insurance for your purchase in case of non-attendance. 

You may be entitled to a refund where the event is cancelled by TYP. TYP reserves the right to make alterations to the programme or line up of the event without prior notice. Changes may be made to free outdoor events as per weather restrictions. We are unable to refund tickets due to weather conditions if the event is not cancelled. If TYP is forced to cancel this event, ticket holders will be automatically rolled over to the next instalment of “The Yoga Picnic”.

Please see the Terms and Conditions displayed on our Website for more detail concerning refunds, exchanges or cancellation. For more information on your consumer rights, please visit the Citizens Information website. Thank you for your understanding.

DO I NEED TO BOOK IN FOR CLASSES?

Pretty much all of the classes, talks and workshops at The Yoga Picnic are included in the ticket price and you do not need to book in for these. We want to include as much as possible in the ticket price and there are over 100 classes/workshops/events on offer. However, we recommend arriving to classes early, as we cannot guarantee access to all activities due to limited space in our tents and covered areas.

A very small number of the workshops are ‘limited capacity events’ and may need to be booked in advance, without requiring an additional payment. These practices require sign up due to the use of materials or equipment eg. drums for the drumming class, kid’s forest school. You can see whether a particular workshop needs to be booked by checking our website. You will be able to book in for these events by signing up on the morning of the event, once you have been admitted onto the festival grounds.

A select few events such as the Uisce Outdoor Spa, Stand up paddle boarding workshop and Cacao ceremony will require an additional payment. You can see whether a particular workshop needs to be paid for by checking the ‘Tickets’ section of our website.

Details of any limited capacity workshop, as well as information on whether an additional payment is required, will be posted on our website.

Offerings in the healing area may be booked in advance with the individual healers. If space allows, treatments can be paid for in cash on the day, however, pre-booking is advised.

The only other additional costs will be any food and drink you would like to purchase or goodies from the amazing brands on offer!

WHAT ARE LIMITED CAPACITY EVENTS?

A very small number of the workshops are ‘limited capacity events’ and may need to be booked in advance, without requiring an additional payment. These practices require sign up due to the use of materials or equipment eg. drums for the drumming class, kid’s forest school. You can see whether a particular workshop needs to be booked by checking our website. You will be able to book in for these events by signing up on the morning of the event, once you have been admitted onto the festival grounds.

A select few events such as the Uisce Outdoor Spa, Stand up paddle boarding workshop and Cacao ceremony will require an additional payment. You can see whether a particular workshop needs to be paid for by checking the ‘Tickets’ section of our website.

Be assured, however, most classes/events/workshops are not limited capacity.

UISCE OUTDOOR SPA, SUP YOGA & CACAO BOOKINGS

Uisce Outdoor Spa passes, Stand-up paddle boarding yoga classes and spots at the Cacao ceremony can be purchased on our website. To partake in any  activities organised by TYP, you must hold a valid Adult Day Pass.

The Uisce Outdoor Spa and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Yoga classes are for persons over age 16 only. 

If Uisce Outdoor Spa tickets are purchased, bookings for time slots must be made through the provider’s website. By making a booking for a time slot in the Spa, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions and waiver of the provider, which will be displayed at the time of booking.

If Stand-up paddle boarding yoga tickets are purchased, bookings for time slots must be made through the provider’s website. By making a booking for a time slot, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions and waiver of the provider, which will be displayed at the time of booking.

If you have already purchased a ticket for SUP or Uisce Outdoor Spa you will receive an email close to the event that includes a private link to book your time slot. We cannot guarantee you will get the same time slot as those attending with you so ensure to keep an eye on your emails and book your slot asap. It is advised to look at the schedule first and book your time slot around the practices you plan on taking part in.

CAN I USE AN ‘ADD ON’ TICKET ON IT’S OWN?

‘Add on’ tickets include Outdoor Uisce Spa, SUP yoga or any paid workshops.

You cannot use an ‘add on’ ticket on its own. Any ‘add-on’ to the Adult Day Pass can only be used by those who hold an Adult Day Pass ticket.

To partake in such activities, you must hold a valid Adult Day Pass.

I CANNOT FIND MY TICKET

If you are having trouble locating your ticket, first check your spam folder. If you are still having difficulty, please contact us via the ‘Connect’ page on our website.

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CLASSES?

This is an outdoor event, with classes, events and workshops taking place on a green field site, in open air. There are tents for cover, but please plan accordingly for Irish weather and expect to embrace the magical quality of the elements.

WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR KIDS?

We have classes from 10am-5pm designed for kids. Your little one can enjoy Kid’s yoga, music, forest activities and more. Please note that children need to be supervised at all times.

ARE THERE BABY CHANGING FACILITIES AT THE YOGA PICNIC?

These facilities are not available so make sure to bring your own baby changing mat.

IS THE SITE ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WITH A DISABILITY?

Please note, The Yoga Picnic is an outdoor event in the grounds of Lilliput House. Please keep in mind that certain areas of the venue may be hilly, steep, or prone to mud in the event of rain. We’re committed to making our event accessible and inclusive for all, so we welcome one free companion per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor, or anyone else who requires a carer. Simply reach out to us via the ‘Connect’ page on our website to arrange this before the festival. Unisex wheelchair accessible toilets will be available. Guide dogs are welcome at The Yoga Picnic and are permitted in all areas of the event.

WHEN DOES THE SITE OPEN?

Gates will open at 9am on 7th July 2024 and will be open until 7pm. Classes start at 10am.

ESSENTIALS TO BRING

Please bring:

  • Your special yoga mat if you have one.
  • A blanket or eye mask if you would like (but not essential) for yin/meditation/nidra classes.
  • A water bottle to refill from our main water point. Leave all single use plastics at home. Please be aware, we are trying to reduce our environmental impact, therefore we operate a site-wide ban on single use plastics and a Bring a Cup policy. We ask you to use reusable bottles and cups only.
  • Weather appropriate clothing – rain gear and/or sunhats, depending on the forecast.
  • Insect repellent
  • Suncream
  • Camera
  • Ticket with QR code
  • Journal & Pen
WHERE DO I PARK?

There are a limited number of on-site car parking spaces which can be paid for on the ‘Tickets’ section of our website. We are also running a free park and ride service – this is free of charge but please ensure you have secured a pass for the park and ride.

Car parking spaces are limited and are strictly on a first come, first served basis.

Please keep in mind that certain areas of the venue and car parks may be hilly, steep, or prone to mud in the event of rain.

We do have a limited number of accessible parking spaces available. There will be a one way system in operation and queues may be likely at peak times. Please follow the instructions of our parking stewards.

CAN I SWIM IN THE LAKE?

Anyone who wishes to swim in the lake does so of their own volition and at their own risk.

DOGS AT THE YOGA PICNIC

Whilst generally dogs are welcomed to The Yoga Picnic we have a number of rules we ask you to adhere to preserve the experience of all at The Yoga Picnic:

A) Dogs must remain on leads at The Yoga Picnic.

B) With the exception of guide dogs, dogs cannot be brought inside any structures

C) Dogs cannot be left unattended at any time, or tied to any structures whilst the owner is inside a structure.

D) All dog waste must be immediately removed.

E) Dogs must not be left in cars and you need to bring your own dog water bowls.

Please note that there are a number of resident dogs at the festival, who are friendly but free to roam freely. If you have a fear of dogs or if you are allergic to dogs, please bear this in mind.

INSECTS AND TICKS

This is an outdoor event, with events taking place on a green field site. We have insect repellent available and an ambulance on site. Please also be vigilant and check for ticks at the end of the day.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

This is an outdoor event, with classes, events and workshops taking place on a green field site, in open air. There are tents for cover, but please plan accordingly for Irish weather and expect to embrace the magical quality of the elements.

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND SMOKING

This is a non-alcohol event.
All public and working enclosed spaces onsite are no smoking.
The Yoga Picnic reserves the right to ask attendees to leave if their behaviour is not in fitting with our brand ethos and guidelines.
Any anti-social behaviour whatsoever will not be tolerated to either the venue, staff or other attendees.
Anyone who is asked to leave the venue will not receive any refunds whatsoever.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE SCHEDULE AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS?

You can download the full schedule and view class descriptions on our website www.theyogapicnic.com under ‘Line Up’.

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON SUSTAINABILITY?

We are an earth-wise event and aim to minimise our impact. All our food and drink vendors will be using fully compostable materials. We have paperless tickets and a sitewide ban on single use plastics. All vendors in the Artisan Market use materials and products that are sustainably, ethically sourced and made from natural products.

ADMISSION POLICY

Entry to the venue of The Yoga Picnic constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions and the Rules of Entry displayed on our Website. It is your responsibility to read these prior to purchasing a ticket and seeking admission to the venue. 

All admissions are strictly through pre-bought tickets through the official Yoga Picnic website www.theyogapicnic.com. 

The Yoga Picnic reserves the right to refuse entry to any person or remove an individual or party from the festival who may be acting in any anti-social way whatsoever. This includes an individual who is deemed intoxicated through alcohol or illegal drugs, acting in an abusive manner to other guests or any member of staff or any other activities deemed inappropriate by The Yoga Picnic and its staff. No refunds will be issued whatsoever to anyone refused entry or those removed from the festival perimeter. 

Any person found on these grounds not wearing an event wristband or event badge may asked to leave or be ejected from the Event venue.

Some of the classes and workshops may not admit attendees after the start time. While every effort to admit latecomers will be made, admission cannot always be guaranteed.

All parents/guardians will be held solely responsible for the children they are accompanied by.  

The Yoga Picnic is an Alcohol and Smoking Free event.

The use of single-use plastic bottles is forbidden at The Yoga Picnic.

Information for teachers, traders, artisans

CAN I BRING MY BRAND TO THE FESTIVAL?

We would love to hear from you. Please find a contact form under the ‘Get involved’ section on our website and one of the team will be in touch soon.

CAN I PRESENT AT THE FESTIVAL?

Thank you for expressing your interest in presenting at The Yoga Picnic 2024. Please contact us through the ‘Get involved’ section of our website to request an application form.

WHEN DOES THE SITE OPEN TO SET UP?

Gates will open to the public at 9am on July 7th 2024 and will be open until 7pm. If set up is required, please arrive on site to set up on Sunday 7th July 2024 from 7:00am-8:00am. When tearing down your stand and leaving, please note that cars are not permitted in the main festival area until 20:30.

HOW MANY STAFF CAN I BRING? WILL THEY RECEIVE A FESTIVAL PASS?

Please contact us to discuss this.

DO YOU HAVE WIFI FOR THE CARD READERS?

Wifi is not available.

CAN I BRING MY OWN GAZEBO?

For artisans, gazebos up to 4.5m x 4.5m are permitted.

We are flexible on F&B stalls. If you would like to rent a gazebo from us, please contact us.

WHERE WILL I BE LOCATED?

Please see the festival map for locations.

DO I NEED INSURANCE?

Yes, you will need to be fully insured to sell your products to the public. Proof of insurance and a letter of indemnity from your provider will be required prior to the event.

HOW MUCH IS THE PITCH FEE?

Please contact us to discuss this. You can email hello@theyogapicnic.com