It was definitely a case of the ‘bump’ and I on tour at this year’s Yogafest – a fantastic community event that brought together over 5000 yogis, pilates lovers, meditators and more on 19th – 21st February. I was honoured to be asked to instruct a session once again at this annual event which this year supported PCRF – the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund – a wonderful charity that helps children in the West Bank and Gaza. I taught a soothing lower back and hips flow, and thankfully no-one seemed too put off by my increasingly beach ball sized belly!
Undeterred by the sandstorms, mats were rolled out on the grass. More than 100 classes were on offer, from ashtanga, iyengar and bikram to thai chi, belly dancing and laughter yoga. Thanks to yogi and philanthropist Elaine Kelly, manager of Dubai’s Eco Yoga Sanctuary , for her trojan work in organising yet another hugely successful event!
The good news is that we don’t have to wait too long for another fix of alfresco yoga thanks to Yogafest’s Moon events – twice monthly sessions on the Friday closest to the full and new moon. The next one takes place on Friday 6th March, with a helping of Hatha Flow, Yin yoga and meditation starting from 3pm. Find out more here.