Adeje is to be host to the first Festival de Yoga de Canarias. Some 4,000 are expected to attend the event, which will take place on Sunday 22 August, and is organized by the Ayuntamiento together with the Asociación Hindú Tenerife Sur and the Centro Cultural Hindú, in collaboration with the Consulado General de la India en Tenerife and Yogosastra. Events start at the sports pavilion in El Galeón at 9pm, and will run until 6.30, when the action will switch to the playa de La Enramada from 7.30pm.
The principal object of the Festival is to familiarise people with yoga, and to inform them about the benefits the discipline can bring in terms of preventative health, as well as physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Yoga sessions, with classes for all ages, will be co-ordinated by the masters of various yoga schools in Tenerife, and supervised by the guest of honour, Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the spiritual leader of Rishikesh, India. The organizers say that the various yoga schools will also have stands in the El Galeón sports pavilion with information available on the courses they run. El Dia