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Dirty South Yoga Fest Returns in August

Jun 01, 2023 06:00AM ● By Staff

Photo: Kelly Marie Truitt

The Dirty South Yoga Fest, Atlanta’s only locally produced yoga festival, will be held from August 25 to 27. This publication had previously reported that the festival would occur in March, but plans were changed. 

As in recent years, the Saturday and Sunday—August 26 and 27— sessions will take place at the Loudermilk Center in downtown Atlanta. The location of Friday night’s opening session and celebration has yet to be announced. 

Tickets will go on sale May 25, and early-bird pricing will be available until mid-July. The cost of tickets to Friday night’s opening party is $35. A one-day pass is $99, a two-day pass is $179, and access to all three days of the festival costs $199. Festival founder and director Jessica Murphy is planning to post the schedule of classes on the festival’s website——in the first half of June. 

Murphy says putting on this year’s festival, the first since 2019, feels “almost like starting from scratch; a lot of momentum has been lost.” But she’s excited to be back, saying that the timing feels right. “From what I can tell, people are excited about getting back together. I’ve been periodically asked about when the festival will be coming back.”

Motivated by the idea of building community, Murphy believes that “community is the intangible element behind Dirty South Yoga Fest. For instance, someone messaged me to tell me that her best friend met her husband there.” 

The festival is seeking yoga studios and other companies who want to sponsor the event and partner with them as well as vendors to offer their products and services there. For more information, visit

Disclosure: Natural Awakenings is a sponsor of the Dirty South Yoga Fest.
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