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Yoga class at botanical garden in Mbombela brings inner peace

The actual annual international celebration for Yoga Day will be at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Illovo, near Sandton in Gauteng, on June 22, under the theme 'Yoga for Women's Empowerment'.

The India Consulate General in Johannesburg hosted a health event as a run-up to 2024 International Yoga Day, at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden on Sunday June 2.

The annual international celebration will be held on June 22 at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Illovo, near Sandton in Gauteng.

The botanical garden was the perfect backdrop for a serene yoga session, well known for promoting physical, mental and spiritual well-being. This ancient practice started 5 000 years ago in the East and was first mentioned in ancient Sanskrit writings.

The attendees stretch their bodies at the yoga class.

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One of the organisers of the event, Mahesh Srini, said the yoga session was led by Maya Bhatt, a renowned yoga instructor, celebrated for her profound knowledge and passionate teaching style.

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“She has been instrumental in helping countless individuals achieve better health and inner peace. Her holistic approach to yoga, which integrates physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation, was greatly appreciated by all participants; both rejuvenating and enlightening, offering a glimpse into the transformative power of yoga,” he said.

This year’s annual international celebration theme is ‘Yoga for Women’s Empowerment’. It will feature yoga and Bollywood masterclasses and live music, as well as a variety of stalls and activities. Everyone is welcome and can register online for the event to receive special rewards and benefits.

Enquiries: 011 482 8490 or 082 703 2767.

Maya Bhatt the yoga instructor.
The attendees stretch their bodies at the yoga class.

 

The attendees stretch their bodies at the yoga class.

 
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