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Health and fitness agenda: Yoga Conference Germany


Coming up, major yoga conferences take place in Cologne and Hong Kong.

Yoga Conference GermanyMay 30 - June 2Cologne, GermanyWhile the US boasts some of the biggest yoga conferences, Cologne's Yoga Conference Germany is one of the leading events in Europe, drawing in star teachers and musicians for four days of yoga and meditation. http://www.yogaconference.deWorld No Tobacco DayMay 31WorldwideWorld No Tobacco Day is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and this year's focus is on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry's "attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health." The WHO reports one billion people could die during this century because of tobacco use.

7th Evolution Asia Yoga ConferenceJune 6-9Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Evolution Asia brings together yoga enthusiasts and masters worldwide to explore the world of yoga through practice with a range of beginning and intense classes, plus the yoga bazaar offers discounts on cutting-edge yoga wear and gear. While not as large as the US-based Yoga Journal conference held every year in four US cities, the concept is similar and is the largest of its kind in Asia, and the event expands every year.http://www.asiayogaconference.comWanderlust June 21-24Bondville, Vermont, USA

This popular annual festival is all about yoga, music, and nature. Days are for downward dogs with 40+ yoga instructors including the Village Anusara with YogaSlackers, a play lounge, hoop dance, hikes, and meditation. Nights are dance parties featuring top musical acts and DJs. Sister events happen in California's Squaw Valley July 18-July 21, Colorado on July 4-7, and Whistler, BC, August 1-4. http://www.wanderlustfestival.com29th IDEA World Fitness ConventionAugust 7-11Los Angeles, California, USA

Moving to Los Angeles in 2013, IDEA World Fitness Convention is one of the largest and oldest trade events for fitness professionals. Thousands of influential fitness and wellness professionals from 65 nations will participate in hundreds of sessions devoted to new fitness trends. After this event, fitness centers globally will be introducing new classes, techniques and products. Rival tradeshows include Germany's FIBO and LA's IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show.