International Yoga Day Gozo
by Antje Lewerenz
GOZO GOES YOGA
For the first time since its inception, the International Day of Yoga, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, will be celebrated not only in Mumbai, New York, Tokyo, Paris, but in Gozo, too!
Yoga, meaning “Union”, is a complex discipline combining physical, mental and spiritual practice. The ultimate goal of a “yogi” is enlightenment.
The Western society is focusing a lot on the physical and as well the spiritual element with a big variety of various yoga classes, meditation courses, breathing exercises (Pranayama), etc.
Literally everybody can benefit from yoga, even if there is no spiritual aspiration or interest involved. The mindful physical “workout” as well as meditative exercises can help reducing stress, increasing all over well being, physical and mental health.
And it can be practiced any time anywhere in its various forms.The yoga teachers of Gozo have joined forces to give everybody in Gozo the chance to get a glance of what yoga is about and to try it out.
People have the opportunity to join one or more sessions throughout the day, ask questions, getting information about regular yoga classes on the island as well as yoga retreats. The aim is to introduce yoga to literally EVERYBODY – be it a guest visiting the island, fitness junkies, children, elderly people and the ones who practice already. There will be the right session for everyone.
Participants can sign up on Facebook, contact the organisers or just show up on the day. The symbolic participation fee is EUR 1.00 to cover the expenses of the organisers. The rest will be donated to the SPCA Gozo.
Schedule 21 June 2019, Gozo, Citadel at Il Bastjun Ta San Mikiel
07.30-08.00h Welcome and Buddhist Meditation
08.15h-09.15h 108 Sun Salutations
09.30h-10.30h Yin Yoga
16.00h-17.00h Kids Yoga
16.00h-17.00h Adaptive Yoga incl. chair yoga for anybody with limited flexibility,physical limitations, etc.
17.15h-18.15h Hatha Flow
18.30h-19.30h Kundalini Yoga
19.45h 108 OM (Chanting)
Contact Monique from Yellowrock Yoga or Antje for more information and if you have any questions.
Monique van Bemmelen
Tel: 00356-77 300 231
Tel: +356-99 48 57 04
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