As winter sets in, most festival-goers in North America and Europe go into some sort of hibernation. That’s because they have never considered the fact that there are festivals happening year round, all over the world. They may be a bit more out of your way to get to, but if you just can’t wait a few more months until summer, you should definitely consider attending one of them.
Transformational festivals specifically are a bit harder to come by. These are the types of festivals that don’t focus solely on the music and the lineup. They generally integrate a schedule of workshops and other events that promote self-growth, wellness, sustainability, and a sense of community. The average commercial festival tends to focus on the headlining DJ’s and the party, whereas transformational festivals encourage everyone to perform and participate. Here are 5 transformational festivals where you can dance and party, but also return home with new knowledge and skills.