International Day of Yoga held annually on June 21, after adopting by the United Nations two years ago. For celebrating this physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India 5,000 years ago. So, much more than a sport for many, practicing yoga is the discovery of “oneness with yourself, the world and nature,”. As stated Indian PM Narendra Modi when proposing World Yoga Day.
Mind body festival goes to Bodrum
The collective that recently hosted in Istanbul will bring the event to Bodrum for the first time this year. From June 17 to 19, for three days of “inspiration” on adopting a healthy lifestyle. Thus intending to highlight a variety of holistic practices and yoga styles, Festival held under the theme “Inspiration” at Xuma Beach in Yalıkavak. According to the organizers, “inspiration can come from anywhere. A physical practice, a great conversation, watching an interesting movie or taking in a piece of art,”. All which will be a part of this innovative three-day event. Organized by some of Istanbul’s leading yoga practitioners, expats also. So, this is a not-to-be-missed event to learn about who is doing what. And the wide variety of holistic practices that are available to us here in Turkey.
Starting at 8 a.m. in the mornings, the MindBody Festival will have approximately one hour-long session of various practices throughout the day. Some of the highlights include Vira Shanta Yoga with Michael Stewart, Aerial Yoga with Jessie Sullam. And Mind Your Words with personal development coach Mark England.
Xuma Beach is an oasis of cool tranquility in itself and this event is the perfect excuse to check out this ultra-popular beach. Entrance to the festival is TL 50 ($17) and an additional TL 50 to attend one workshop. And a full-day pass costs TL 150 and for the full unlimited three-day pass the cost is TL 350.
According to Daily Sabah