Things to Bring
What do you need to bring with you?
Your reliable tent and bedding
Please note that whilst SURYA is of course going to have wonderful weather, it does get windy and rainy in Cornwall from time to time. The teaching spaces are all undercover but you need to be warm and snug too. It may also be really hot – bring sunscreen.
Your cooking equipment and some food
We will only have simple catering onsite and we recommend that you are able to self cater. There is a major town (Falmouth) nearby, if you need supplies.
A torch or lantern
There is no electricity available onsite.
If it’s really hot you may want to check out the stunning local beaches.
Your yoga mat…
your open mind…
your friends and family.
Camping & Facilities
What do you get for your ticket price, and what facilities are available?
Camping for the duration of your ticket. (See booking details for times etc)
All the wonderful classes and entertainments as follows:
Leisurely arrival on Friday Afternoon
Saturday to Tuesday classes and entertainment from 7am to 9pm (until 4pm on Tuesday)
And the General Facilities:
Camping space for approximately 100 tents.
Hard standing for approximately 20 live in vehicles
Wood fired/solar showers
Communal Fire pit (please note that personal camp fires are not possible, for everyone’s safety and to protect the land)
Marvelously clean composting toilets (kept fragrant and delightful by our dedicated team of toilet fairies!)
Pure spring water (tested for drinking)
Café serving simple vegan and vegetarian food
Fully insured site
A word about rubbish – we are able to offer recycling facilities but we ask you to take your land-fill rubbish off site when you leave. The dump is very close and each camper is given a bin liner on arrival.
A little more about our café
We always advise festival goers to bring what they need to self-cater at Surya, but we also have a simple vegetarian/vegan cafe, Babajis, offering breakfast from eight o’clock, a light lunch from 12 – 2pm and dinner served at about 6 – 6.30pm. Hot drinks and cakes are also available. Brownies and chai are a favourite and we always have vegan alternatives. Where possible the cafe uses fruit and veg from Chyan’s own community allotments.
About Your Children
At Surya Yoga Camp we offer a wide and varied programme of activities for children tailored to different age groups and both genders. All workshops are offered by experienced individuals with a current DBS check, or a DBS checked adult will also be present.
We do not provide a crèche. The insurance poses too many problems.
Children above the age of 5 can be left at any of the events providing they are content to be there. Children under 5 will need to be accompanied by an adult, unless the workshop leader has agreed otherwise.
The site is a wonderful playground, with secret spaces, safe shallow pools in the stream and woodland, but some younger children will need careful supervision, particularly around the fire and the water. Please note children are welcome in all of the classes providing that they are not disruptive.
Chyan Community Field, Halvasso, Penryn, TR10 9BT.
Grid ref: SW 744 316
Chyan is only 4 or so miles from both Penryn and Falmouth; but it’s not on a major road or bus route – its relative remoteness is what makes it so special – so getting there can be a little challenging.
Chyan takes its responsibilities to restraining climate change seriously and we want to do all we can to reduce car use to the site (for instance running events when public transport IS possible), so if at all possible – walk, cycle or use the admittedly restricted bus options or contact us to try and arrange a car share.
From Penryn, if you have the time, its possible to avoid roads for much of a walk via College & Argal reservoirs.
From Falmouth roundabout on A39 take A394 towards Helston. Travel through Longdowns until left hand turn to Herniss. Follow this small road for about 2 miles; you’ll got through the hamlet of Halvasso, and then BF Adventure centre on your left. Another 1/4 mile on, you’ll see a turning on your right to a variety of house names – Jobs Water, Maen Rock, Treworvack etc; do not go down there, instead continue for 50m more to enter Chyan car-park on your right.
OR via Hillhead Road (Penryn) towards Lamanva / Constantine. After Menallack Cheese Farm on your left, take the next right turn and car park is a few yards along on the left.