Namaste Festival 2013 : Fitness and Soul Rejuvenation in Jakarta

Friday, 6 December 2013 | 607

Combining the art of physical fitness and soul rejuvenation, the Namaste Festival 2013 will be held at the Sultan Hotel, Jakarta from 29th November to 1st December 2013.

Namaste Festival is an annual event of Yoga, Healing, and Well-being, dedicated to serve the soaring interest for knowledge in yoga and well being activities in Indonesia. It hopes to bring together a community of renowned international and Indonesian yoga and healing masters, practitioners, and health enthusiasts.

Namaste itself is taken from a common spoken valediction or salutation originating in the Indian Subcontinent. Namaste is derived from Sanskrit and is a combination of two words, "Namaḥ" and "te". Namaḥ means 'bow', 'obeisance', 'reverential salutation' or 'adoration' and te means 'to you' (dative case of 'you'). Therefore, Namaste literally means "salutations to you". 'Namaste' can also be interpreted (roughly) as a way of saying "Not-myself to you" (a benevolent expression of both respect and impersonality).

The event will feature some of the most fascinating Yoga programs including: Vinyasa Yoga by Arif Sentosa, Inversions and Arms Balances by Dice Iida-Klein & Briohny Smyth, Jivamukti Yoga by Jules Febre, Zenthai Shiatsu by Gwyn Williams, Chinese Yoga by Ronan Tang, Yogic Pranic Healing for Rejuvenation by Sanghmitra Yadav, and more. Among some of the healing clinic programs are: Health & Life Reconnection by Dr. Kasim Rasjidi, Mahatma Therapy by Ketut Arsana, Theta Therapy by Gagan Pribadi, Essential Oil Therapy by Evita Zoraya, and Crystal Healing by Vilya Abidin.

Not only dedicated for adults only , the event will also feature Kids and Parenting Programs such as: Super Body Super Brain by Michael Gonzalez-Wallace, Kids Hula Dance by Ishan Odelia, Chanbara Martial Arts for Kids by Arman Priadi, Kutakatik Art&Craft Class, The Open Book (A Children's Library and Discovery Place), and more.

Opening from 7am until 6pm, admission is free to the public areas, which include the bazaar and exhibition areas, the cafeteria and music performances in the lounge area. To attend any of the classes and workshops, visitors must purchase a festival pass (prices range from IDR 300,000 - 1DR 2,500,000 depending on events / number of days).

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