Get your yoga mat out and step into the zen zone with thousands of others who will be celebrating International Yoga Day at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Saturday.
After the success of last year’s inaugural event to mark International Yoga Day, the Indian Consulate in Dubai in association with the Dubai Sports Council and XYoga Dubai will be hosting an even bigger gathering of residents and international yogis on June 18. International Yoga Day is officially June 21.
Indian yoga teachers Baba Ramdev and Bharat Thakur, founder of Artistic Yoga, will lead this year’s event, which starts at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6pm.
Ramdev’s yoga practice and work in Ayurveda is followed by several celebrities and has attracted youth to the discipline with his mass yoga camps. The event in Dubai is expected to attract more than 15,000 people.
More than 170 countries, including the United States, Canada, China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE support and are co-sponsors of the resolution to mark the event annually.
For details, visit www.iyd.ae.
Other International Yoga Day events
• As part of the celebrations across the country, Abu Dhabi-based yoga instructor Sasha Quince will be leading a calming yoga session at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel by Anantara on June 21 from 5.45pm. Book a spot on sashaquinceyoga.com/event-calendar
• Celebrate International Yoga Day by participating in three different styles of meditation at The Change Initiative in Dubai on June 21 from 4.30pm. Teachers from three different studios will lead classes in flow yoga, Booty Buster and yin yoga. After class, participants will be treated to healthy refreshments. Participants are asked to contribute essential supplies to distribute to workers as part of the #ShoeBoxLove2016 campaign at the event. For details and registration, follow https://www.facebook.com/guavapassmiddleeast/