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About Epic Festival

Epic Festival is an international Yoga, Art and Philanthropy Festival uniting state-of-the-art Yoga experiences with world-changing social development projects infused by unforgettable art and music performances.

The festival brings together yoga professionals and enthusiasts, musicians, artists and humanitarians in a unique and festive gathering both multisensorial and mystical.

During 3 days, 5 transcendental yoga Fusion Master-classes, each designed as a multi-sensorial experience, are led by international yoga experts and accompanied by performances, DJs and live music.

Empower People – Inspire Change

“EPIC is more than a festival. It’s a movement.”

Make a positive impact with EPIC Festival

Your presence and purchase with EPIC directly impacts the future wellbeing of youth and communities at large on the African Continent by supporting social impact projects that have a proven track record to empower and change the lives of thousands.

Join us at EPIC and 10% of all profits will be donated directly to the selected african organisations.

This movement illustrates the possibility of changing lives with yoga, inspires global citizens to engage in social change and cultivates collective empowerment through sharing ideas, knowledge and human connections.

We believe in changing the world for the better starting from within. Gifting the world with real-life success stories presented by global change-makers, our aim is to inspire and invoke a call to action in all participants. All presentations are extremely successful examples of how foundations in yogic wisdom can create positive and long lasting change.

EPIC Yoga Festival highly encourages global philanthropy and is raising funds for high impact projects in Africa while initiating pilot projects which will benefit thousands in some of the African communities most in need.

The 2019 Edition selected projects

project soar logo

Maryam Montague is a Cairo-born American designer, hotelier, humanitarian, also Founder and President of Project Soar Morocco. Project Soar has come into existence after Maryam’s life long devotion to humanitarian aid in, a.o. Kathmandu, Windoek and Dakar.

As a visionary committed to women and girls empowerment, she built Project Soar as an initiative dedicated to empowering teenage girls to become leaders of today and tomorrow, leaders who are activated, concerned, and powerful voices for inclusion and democracy.

From 2017 to 2018, Project Soar expanded from one site to twenty one and they are actively planning expansion to countries in Africa beyond Morocco in the near future.

Click to visit Project Soar Morocco’s home page.

The EPIC Yoga Festival Pilot Project: The first yoga studio in a Moroccan Douar

Born from the partnership between EPIC Yoga Festival, Project Soar Morocco and Om Yoga Morocco Studios, the Project Soar Marrakech site will open the first yoga studio within the organization, offering weekly classes. A Yoga Teacher Training program for the girls at Project Soar is planned in November 2019 in the Om Yoga Casablanca location.

Africa Yoga Project logo

In 2006, AYP Founder Paige Elenson, was on a safari with her family in Kenya when she saw some Kenyan acrobats doing handstands in the bush. Although she was told to stay in the jeep, she got out and showed them that she could stand on her hands too!  Back in New York she kept receiving calls from the acrobats pleading with her to come back and teach them more. Eventually, she returned.

 

This trip changed her life and so, the beginnings of Africa Yoga Project were borne together with transformational yoga teacher and world renowned author, Baron Baptiste.

 

Over 6,000 people participate in more than 360 community yoga classes taught by AYP teacher representing 19 different African countries. Today, AYP estimates they have impacted approximately 250,000 lives for the better through training young women and men alike to teach yoga as an avenue to education, empowerment and employment.

 

For more information on Africa Yoga Project.