Delhi hosts yoga & vegan fest on Nov 26
Delhi is all set to host its first-ever Yoga and Vegan festival. The festival is being held Nov 26 at Spring Meadows School, Dwarka Mor, Uttam Nagar. The day-long festival will have over 40 Yoga classes, meditation sessions, talks, vegan cookery demos, workshops, vegan market and live music. Food stalls selling 100 per cent vegan dishes, including Mediterranean, Mexican, Malaysian, Italian, South-Indian and North-India cuisine will also be there to delight foodies.
Over 30 yoga teachers and vegan activists from different parts of India are coming together at the festival that is supposed to be a celebration of Yoga and Veganism.
The festival is being organized by Yogific, a community organisation based in London that runs such events in many places across Europe. “We are very excited to organize our first festival in Delhi. We are overwhelmed by the response, it is great to see so many vegan businesses in the city. We have been running our Yoga and Vegan Festivals, with thousands of participants, only in Europe until now but we want to organize more events in the India – the homeland of Yoga. Delhi is also home to a thriving vegan community so we are looking forward to connecting with them,” says Skaiste Mis on behalf of Yogific.
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