The diet at the Yoga Festival was given by Yogi Bhajan, based on ancient ayurvedic recipes.
The purpose of the yoga festival diet is to help you to cleanse, alkalize, and to process the energy.
Eating a simple diet (or mono-diet) is balancing for both the body and the mind.
The diet served at the Festival is completely vegetarian,gluten-free and made from 100 % organic produce. We offer non-spicy options, as well as dairy free options, and a separate menu for kids. For those with allergies/food intolerances, please see the recipes below for the full list of ingredients of each meal.
Breakfast is spicy potato soup, bananas and oranges. The potato soup in the morning is cleansing through its spices and the celery. You may want to keep the fruit and eat it later during the day as a light snack to keep your energy up.
After the morning workshops, watermelon is served in front of the Big Top. This will help to keep you hydrated and give you a boost for the All Camp workshop.
Dinner (served in the late afternoon) is mung beans and rice (the classic yogic food, also called “kitcheree”, which is an excellent source of protein and easy to digest), with a spicy hot-sauce (for internal cleansing), carrots and beets (for minerals and to support the liver in its cleansing process) and salad (for vitamins and enzymes).
Yogi Tea and Golden milk are served in the evenings (with cow milk and non-dairy options, also with sugar and no sugar options). The key healing ingredient in Golden Milk is turmeric, a known anti-inflammatory and therefore healing for the joints (which can help a lot with sitting to meditate!).
During White Tantric Yoga we have an extra meal at lunch of “Tantric salad”, a tasty
gluten-free quinoa salad with lots of raw vegetables.
This is based on Yogi Bhajan’s instruction that the participants need more carbohydrates during the three days of White Tantric.
Children do not have the same need for cleansing as adults, so we have a separate kitchen that makes healthy and child-friendly food. Additional snacks are served through the day in Children’s camp, and for breakfast and dinner the first few lines of the langar field , starting from line 1, will serve children’s meals. For more information on children’s food, click here.
ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCES
For those with allergies and intolerances, please note:
- we do our best to serve everybody, but please remember the kitchen needs to provide food for hundred people and is not able to meet individual dietary requests.
- For hygienic and safety reasons only the kitchen crew can enter in the kitchen area, so you cannot prepare food for yourself there.The use of gas burners/ camp stoves is strictly prohibited on the camping site.
- We don’t use gluten based ingredients, but we cannot exclude cross contamination. Please consider this if you need to be an a very strict gluten free diet.
- If you cannot eat spicy food, consider waiting at the children’s langar lines – they can serve you from the non-spicy children’s mung beans and rice once the children have been served.