FAQs

Where and when does the festival take place?

Exhale Festival is held between 23 to 26 August at our beautiful home, Fairoaks Farm, West Sussex.

The campsite opens at midday on Friday 23rd August with the first activities kicking off from 3pm. On Monday 26th August, the last session will end by midday and marks the end of the festival. 

On arrival, please check in at the welcome desk where you will be directed to the campsites and parking areas.

What can I expect to experience at the festival?

Exhale has collected the finest guardians and purveyors of the yogic arts, intelligent fitness,  outdoor living and way beyond. There will be fascinating workshops and mind-blowing treatments, and whether you want to handstand, run, forage or gong your way back into your natural state, there's something that's going to help you fully EXHALE!


Need some more convincing? The type of sessions you can expect may include:


    •    Yoga


    •    Meditation


    •    Calisthenics


    •    Wild and mindful running 


    •    Wim Hof Method (ice bath therapy)


    •    Gong baths


    •    Handstand and inversion workshops


    •    Gymnastic strength training


    •    Kids and family yoga


    •    Breathing techniques and analysis


    •    Sports day 


    •    Cave man fitness


    •    Sound meditation/ therapy


    •    Fire ceremonies


    •    Animal movement


    •    HIIT & bodyweight training


    •    And many more


How do I get there?

From the South


Take the A 283 North from Shoreham
and pass Steyning on your left. Three miles north, take the next turning to the right down Water Lane (opp Chanctonbury Ring sign) to Wiston. At the T Junction, turn right into Spithandle Lane and after 100 yds, turn left in Fairoaks Farm.


From the East 


Take the B2135 Horsham Road and 1 mile south of Ashurst turn left into Spithandle Lane. 100 yds before reaching the T junction at Wiston, turn right into Fairoaks Farm.          


From the North


Take the A24 south from London. At Ashington, take a left turn towards Wiston. Upon reaching Wiston, turn left up Spithandle Lane and after 100 yds, turn left into Fairoaks Farm.


By Train


Shoreham-By-Sea is the nearest train station, about a 15 min cab ride away from site.

Pulborough train station is 22 mins away in a cab.

Both stations have cab offices outside.


What is included?

Your weekend ticket includes: 


    •    Entrance to the festival


    •    Free entry to the vast majority of classes and workshops*


    •    Kids under the age of 12 go free (ticket must still be purchased)


    •    Camping pitch (additional ticket required for camper vans)


    •    Showers with hot water and onsite toilets cleaned every day


    •    Drinking water available (please bring reusable cups)



* A small number of workshops will be subject to an additional fee payable in advance. Tickets will be available in due course.


What’s not included?

Due to popularity and restricted capacity, some of our workshops include an additional fee payable in advance. For example, the Wim Hof (ice bath therapy) workshop which has a duration of approximately 2.5 hours. Keep a look out on our social media for announcements on when these tickets will be available for purchase through our website. 


If you purchase a day ticket, it allows you access to the festival on the day stated on the ticket. You will be able to enter the festival from 7am on the day, prior to morning meditation commencing at 8am. As with weekend tickets, day tickets provide entry to the vast majority of classes and workshops. Unfortunately a day ticket does not include a camping pitch so you will be required to leave the festival in the evening.

Camping is included in the weekend ticket price or if you've purchased two consecutive day tickets.


What type of food vendors will be onsite?


Our food vendors will prepare and serve you delicious nourishing food to help you keep energy levels high for the weekend’s activities. You can expect stone baked pizzas, gourmet burgers and wholesome fresh plant based foods. The majority, if not all, of our food vendors cater for vegetarians and vegans.

Keep an eye out on our social media for information on this year’s food vendors.


Is there anywhere to charge my phone?

To experience everything Exhale has to offer, we encourage our community to use the weekend to disconnect and be present in the moment. This is helped by the fact that there is no wifi on site and historically the phone signal can be a little dodgy. Although we do understand that you may need to top up your phone battery during your stay. We recommend that you bring external battery packs to give you enough juice to get through the weekend. There are plug sockets in the barns and out houses, however, these will mostly be reserved for use during the classes and workshops. If you do leave your phone unattended, we can not be held responsible for any loss or damage.

Do I need cash?

Most of the food vendors and stalls will accept cash and card.


Can I bring my own food and drink?

Disposable BBQs are not allowed but you’re welcome to bring your own food and gas stoves. Please note that refrigerators will not be available. 

Please do not bring alcohol onsite, our license only covers the bar which will be open each day of the festival.

What’s the deal with camping?

You can either bring your own tent or campervan (additional fee, see ticket section). If you don’t want the stress of erecting and disassembling your tent, you can hire a 4m or 5m bell tent through us. Only weekend tickets include a camping pitch.

Party

On Saturday evening, we get down to feel good party bangers, straight out of left field, in a 15th century barn nightclub!

We appreciate that partying isn’t for everyone so the plug will be pulled at no later than 12:30am so that everyone can get several hours sleep before morning meditation.

If you don’t fancy partying that’s totally fine, there will be separate evening entertainment for those that would like a more relaxed evening.

Can I bring my dog with me?

Well behaved dogs and those accustomed to people and children are welcome but they must be kept on a lead in the main areas of the festival. There are trails and fields that can be used if you would like to give your dog free roaming time. Please note that currently we don’t offer a dog minding service so you will need to ensure someone is available to tend to your dog whilst you’re taking part in the sessions. 


Line up and timetable

This year, we will be releasing the line up in a phased approach but rest assured that our contributors are some of the finest in their respective fields. 

Full timetable to be released early August so you can plan your weekend before you arrive.

Stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook pages to get real time updates , handy tips and advice from the Exhale team to help you get the most out of your time with us.


Packing list

Yoga mat. There will be some yoga mats available to borrow but we can’t guarantee one for everyone so we suggest bringing your own to avoid disappoint.


    •    Yoga & exercise clothing- (multiple pairs)


    •    Running trainers


    •    Old trainers or wellies in case it rains


    •    Quick dry towel for a shower


    •    Tent and camping equipment (if you’re not hiring one through us)


    •    Casual Clothing & Warm layers (long sleeve, jacket, sweats)


    •    Rain jacket/poncho & Plastic bags for packing (hopefully they won’t be needed but this is England!)


    •    Water bottle to refill and reusable cup for tea and coffee


    •    Sunscreen & Hat & Sun Glasses & Lip Balm


    •    Moisturizer/ Aloe / Coconut Oil


    •    Hand sanitizer gel or wipes


    •    Flashlight or headlamp


    •    Camera & Chargers/ external charges


    •    Hat/Cover up


    •    Hair ties


    •    Ear plugs


    •    Toiletries (bring soap/shampoo etc.)


    •    Mini personal first aid kit


    •    Credit Card/ Debit Card and cash


    •    Fancy dress outfit (theme TBC) and dancing shoes for Saturday night