By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
The Mexican Yoga Institute (IMY) will host its 15th annual National Yoga Meet (ENY) at Mexico City’s Hotel Hilton Reforma from Friday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 11.
The event, which is aimed at yoga teachers and other professionals, will include a variety of conferences, symposiums, classes and lectures on a range of yoga-related topics, including satsang yoga, shadow yoga, hatha yoga, raga yoga, couples’ yoga, yoga for handicapped persons, yoga for children and spiritual-based yoga.
Classes and lectures will be geared to all levels of yoga specialists, and participants will be able to select from six different sessions each hour, depending on their particular areas of interest.
There will also be stands selling yoga paraphernalia and health-based products.
Yoga, which is a conglomerate of physical, mental and spiritual practices and disciplines developed in pre-Vedic India between the sixth and fifth centuries BC, has recently gained an expanding audience in Mexico, particularly among young people.
When the IMY was first founded in 2002, there were only five registered yoga schools in the country.
Today, the Mexican Yoga Institute boasts over 5,000 yoga school members, as well as more than 10,000 affiliates.
About three-quarters of yoga practitioners in Mexico are women, mostly between the ages of 25 and 50, although the discipline can be practiced by people of all ages.
According to the IMY, an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people are expected to attend the 2018 EMY.
There will be a daily entry fee of 1,800 pesos, or 4,500 pesos for all three days.
There will also be free beginner and intermediary yoga classes offered to the general public on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11.
For more information or to register to attend, check out the IMY’s webpage at http://www.encuetrodeyoga.mx.