Saudi Arabia: Over 1,000 participate in first yoga festival
Jeddah: Over 1,000 people participated in Saudi Arabia’s first yoga festival recently.
The event was held at the Juman Park in King Abdullah Economic City last month.
The event was hosted by the Saudi Yoga Committee.
Meditation/Dhayan on stage in the 1st Yoga Festival in KSA in @kaec_saudi with the famous Saudi yoga teacher Lana Nazer #serenity 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏼 H.E the Consul General of India & his wife attended the session @CGIJeddah pic.twitter.com/wfFYxGYjBc— Nouf Almarwaai نوف المروعي 🇸🇦 (@NoufMarwaai) February 5, 2022
Saudi yoga teachers from across the Kingdom participated in the event.
The Saudi Yoga Committee is a government body that acts like a small federation established by the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee, Ministry of Sports, to promote yoga in Saudi Arabia on May 16, 2021, India Today reported.
February 4, 2022
Nouf Al Marwaai was appointed the president of this body, and an MOU was signed between the AYUSH Ministry and the Sports Ministry, including the Saudi Yoga Committee, on Yoga day in 2021 — the first collaboration between Saudi Arabia and India on Yoga in the history of the bilateral relations, the Indian news channel reported.