Tap­ping into in­ner peace on International Yoga Day

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

INTERNATIONAL Yoga Day has been cel­e­brated in Spelthorne as fit­ness fans took part in out­door ses­sions, as well as be­ing en­ter­tained by In­dian clas­si­cal dances and mu­sic per­for­mances at the in­au­gu­ral Spelthorne Yoga and Ve­gan Food Fes­ti­val.

Launched at Matthew Arnold School in Staines to spread aware­ness about the ben­e­fits of yoga, the event last month also in­cluded a se­lec­tion of ve­gan food, stalls and ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren.

Yoga teacher and chief or­gan­iser Kriti Sachdeva per­formed a dance with her stu­dents and, speak­ing be­fore the event, said: “We wish to send out a mes­sage that yoga can ben­e­fit every­one.”

Yoga teach­ers Emma Hig­gins and Ju­dit Katai, who are based in the area, also sup­ported the fes­ti­val and con­ducted yoga ses­sions.

In ad­di­tion to yoga, there were dance and mu­sic per­for­mances by stu­dents of the Dhruv Arts School and Upa­haar Dance School.

All pro­ceeds went to the Mayor of Spelthorne’s cho­sen char­i­ties: Parkin­son’s UK, One-to-One and Home-Start Spelthorne.

Pic­tures: Alis­tair Wil­son. RS162077

Dance formed a large part of the International Yoga Day cel­e­bra­tions at Matthew Arnold School in Staines.

The fes­ti­val at Matthew Arnold School in Staines was well at­tended by all ages.

Dhanistha Betz shows her henna tat­too.

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