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Jakarta gets its own yoga festival

  • Devi Asmarani

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 15 2010   /  09:38 am

Information exchange: US-based Yoga teacher Twee Merrigan (holding a mike) shares her experience of yoga in a panel discussion featuring the nine yoga teachers at the Namaste Festival. Courtesy of Namaste Festival In case you missed it, we had our own international yoga festival right here in our backyard in Jakarta recently.

The Namaste Festival of Yoga, Healing and Wellbeing took place between Dec. 4 and 5 in the lush garden and grounds of the Sultan Hotel in the heart of the city. The festival brought together a community of up-and-coming yoga teachers from Indonesia and around the world as well as local healers and wellbeing masters. Nearly 400 people attended more than 60 yoga and healing workshops and a panel discussion at the festival over the weekend. Nine international yoga teachers participated in the festival. They came from Singapore, Tokyo, Australia, France, Canada,...