Yestival 2016 - The SayYesMore Festival
Friday, 21 October 2016 at 14:00 - Sunday, 23 October 2016 at 15:00 (AST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Yestival is back!
We should start with a warning: life is NOT going to be the same after this!
After a wonderful first microfestival last year, we'd like to invite you to join us in late October for a weekend-long Autumnal recharge. With campfires, inspirational and adventurous speakers, a gathering of positive, like-minded people and a campsite designed to make you feel warm inside, we're proud to invite you to the second SayYesMore festival: Yestival!
Set in the great outdoors in a beautiful countryside location less than an hour's travel from central London (we'll announce the venue soon), Yestival is designed to motivate and instigate small lifestyle choices that ultimately lead to big changes.
The first Yestival was life-changing for so many people in so many ways. From small idea seeds to the unravelling of huge personal and geographical journeys, this festival is intended for anyone who has the nagging feeling that life (and the way we live it) has more to offer.
So, prepare to be surrounded by people who have chosen positive over negative, adventure over stagnancy and to spend a weekend with a bunch of strangers who - we promise - will become friends for so much longer than these three days.
From cosy speaking tents to marshmallows over the fire, we're going to take the year's fading light and turn it into good, uplifting discussion.
Our aim: to host a weekend with people who want to contribute more, choose more than just an average existence and live with more energy that you find on your average commute!
Getting Plastic Clever
We're working to ensure that this Yestival is Plastic Clever throughout. So you'll get a free reusable water bottle with your ticket, free drinking water fill-ups for everyone throughout the weekend and NO throwaway plastic cutlery, plates or cups. Let's keep this clean!
No More Excuses
We'll have over 25 speakers and workshops, woodland walks, brilliant games, life-changing chats, an enormous adventure starting right in front of your eyes, and a wonderful corner of Yestival called DreamCamp - designed for families who don't use their kids as excuses to stop having adventures.
Last year we wanted to create an event that we'd never forget. This year we're going to do exactly the same. Whether you come alone or with a group of friends, you'll never regret it.
Your ticket price includes:
- 2 nights of camping (including access to communal sleeping tents - availability permitting) [bring your own camping gear]
- A free SayYesMore reusable water bottles
- Entry to all lectures, workshops, walks and discussions
- All main meals, inc. 1 x meal Friday night. 3 x meals Saturday, and 2 x meals Sunday
Plus a few goodies and treats throughout the weekend
Testimonials from Yestival 2015
“Dave, it was nothing short of brilliant my friend. Thank you so much for such a great weekend. Not just for me, but for what you clearly did for others who were there. The weekend had it all. Except for one thing - announcing the date for next year. Please do that at some point.”
- Rob Young
"Yestival is like a positive mental asylum."
- Anna Mcnuff
“It’s Monday morning and I’m back in the office but my head and heart are still in the Field of Yes! I can't get any work done because all I can think of is my Yes list and all the possibilities out there! On the commute/ train to work this week I have to hold myself back from hugging my fellow passengers but I am smiling more so trying to bring happiness to the busiest, squashiest (that's now a word :)) commute going into London. Your enthusiasm, happiness, love and hugs are infectious, and so refreshing. And to think I nearly didn’t go because I didn’t know anyone. I have SO many more kick ass friends now. The world would be a better place if more people were like that, you’ve actually changed my life. I can’t say any more than that. Thank you so much.”
- Tamsyn O’Donoghue
"Why I think what you are creating is so much more than either the adventure or coaching/ mindfulness worlds in isolation, is that you are bringing the two together - in a way that generates greater empowerment, connection, action and real conversation."
- Michelle Ellison
"Thank you again, for a magical weekend for me and everyone there. It was amazing and no one will ever be the same."
- Erin Green
"I am still trying to process the awesomeness of this weekend. Just amazing."
- Craig Hyde
“Truly awesome weekend with so many incredible strangers who became friends - massive thanks to the ridiculously happy Dave Cornthwaite and The YesTribe for making this thing happen. Seriously, the best weekend I've ever spent in a field. There's never been a better time to Say Yes More.”
- Nick Miller
“Life-changing. Mind-blowing. I have no words that can possibly describe this weekend well enough to those who weren't there. Thank you to all the wonderful people who were there. We're amazing!!”
- Astrid Shepherd
“This weekend surely was one of the best, most memorable, fun, inspiring weekends I have ever had. Thanks so much to Dave Cornthwaite and his team for putting on Yestival. I have never met so many inspiring like-minded people in one place. Still buzzing! Yes yes yes!!!”
- Monika Groechenig
Yestival is a meeting of minds, a transfer of narratives and the opportunity to take a break from and better adapt to the modern pace of the 21st century. We can't wait to see you there!
When & Where
This is a community of doers. An online home for anyone interested in living a simple, proactive life to share events, stories, ask questions and provide advice. #sayyesmore