Tapping into inner peace on International Yoga Day
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.
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.
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