"Sun Festival" in Latvia invites families to relax and learn

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From July 5 to 7, the 6th annual “Sun Festival” invites families to relax in nature and take part in more than 35 different workshops.

The “Sun Festival” offers a variety of workshops and master classes (with 8-11 seminars running at any given moment) conducted by renowned and inspiring specialists. After a creative day, there will be an opportunity to unwind in a forest sauna together with sauna specialist Viesturs Luka-Indāns and take a dip in the Daugava river. The programme also promises Latvain traditional dances and a concert of Inese Kozuliņa and Rahu the Fool, followed by songs round a bonfire. Young attendees will be taken care of by childminders, who will entertain the children with games, lessons, and surprises.

“Every year, we are thinking of new ways to surprise the attendees, how to expand our horizons, how to explore the unfamiliar, so this year we have added a lot of new master classes. We are introducing aura-soma color therapy, tea ceremonies, coffee-making lessons, birth mandalas, chakra meditation, oil meditation, Rebozo massage, and lectures on the topics of “Children and Technology”, “Quality Exercise and a Smart Approach to the Body”, and “The Principles of a Zero-waste Lifestyle”. For those seeking physical exercise, there will be rock climbing events and yoga sessions. As well as many other events will surprise our attendees, both big and small,” said the festival organizer and the “ATMA” center yoga instructor Ieva Čeremisina.

The “Sun Festival” has become an annual occasion bringing together around 100 attendees and 50 organizations and artists. It hosts sauna sessions, classical and aerial yoga, meditation, boxing and self-defence, creative workshops, lectures, dances, music, and many other yet-to-be-revealed activities.

The festival caters vegetarian and vegan food and sells no alcoholic drinks. Families with small children can pre-book rooms in a guest house. There is also space for mattresses on the roof terrace of the guest house. Others are encouraged to bring tents, hammocks, and sleeping bags.

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