(July-August) Health and fitness agenda: Yoga Journal Conference, CrossFit Games

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. Filed under: Happenings Health & Fitness Videos

A scene from the 2011 Reebok Crossfit Games ©Reebok Crossfit Games 2011

(Relaxnews) – Coming up, San Diego welcomes yogis to its annual Yoga Journal Conference, while the Reebok CrossFit Games kick off in Carson, California.

Yoga Journal Conference: San Diego
July 12-16
San Diego, California, USA

Thousands of yogis will flock to San Diego to stretch, mix, and mingle with some of yoga’s top teachers at one of the premier yoga events in the world. More than 100 classes will be taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers, including Dharma Mittra, Seane Corn, and Cyndi Lee. A Colorado event happens September 30-October 7.
http://www.yjevents.com/ny/index.php
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtj2Vw03w_4

Reebok CrossFit Games 2012
July 13-15
Carson, California, USA

The CrossFit Games event is the final competition in a series in which the world’s fittest, who have triumphed in regionals and sectionals around the world, come together to compete for the grand prize. The first place male and female individual winners will each receive $250,000. CrossFit is about metabolic conditioning and combines a series of intense, fast workouts without machines for core strengthening and conditioning including weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics.
http://games.crossfit.com
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Bliss Beat Festival
Piedmont, Italy
July 19-22

Devotion, music, and yoga are on tap at this unique international English-language festival in Northern Italy. The program combines hatha yoga, DJs, dancing, and chanting; a sister event happens in London on October 27 and 29.
http://www.blissbeatfestival.com/en


World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7
Worldwide

World Breastfeeding Week takes place in over 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It was begun some 20 years ago by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Stay tuned to the official site to see what events, from flash mobs to photo contests, are taking place. 

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_breastfeeding_week/en/index.html 

Devon Yoga Festival
August 10-12
Devon, England

Set in an idyllic location in the heart of the Devon countryside, this festival features more than 40 yoga workshops, live music and kirtan, healthy food and cozy accommodations. http://www.devonyogafestival.co.uk
World Humanitarian Day
August 19
Worldwide

World Humanitarian Day has been celebrated since 2009 and is a day to honor aid workers, shed light on populations that need humanitarian aid and find ways to give back to your community or international humanitarian aid organizations.
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/world_humanitarian_day/en/index.html

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