Yoga classes and workshops to mark ‘International Yoga Day’ in Amsterdam

June 7, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Sport sponsorship

On Sunday 17 June, Amsterdam’s Museumplein will be transformed into a large, outdoor yoga studio in celebration of International Yoga Day. Approximately 4,000 visitors are expected to attend the event, which will be opened by dignitaries such as well known humanitarian and spiritual leader, H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Yoga is a collection of physical, mental, and spiritual practices which come from ancient India. Today, yoga is practiced in various forms and worldwide and is recognised as a means to achieve better physical and mental health. To promote well-being and encourage people to explore the many benefits of yoga, the International Yoga Day Foundation will be hosting a variety of inclusive events available free of charge, for all ages and with various levels of experience.

SPAR’s support for the event is part of its Responsible Retailing strategy to promote health and well-being aligning with the ethos and aims of International Yoga Day. With a focus on hydration as an essential part of a balanced diet, SPAR flavoured and vitamin waters will be available for all participants of the yoga day.

The SPAR Nutrition Zone will be also onsite, giving the younger generation the possibility to learn more about food groups in a fun way or to participate in the exercise activities which will be available for kids at the zone.

Visitors to the event can bring their yoga mats to participate in sessions in view of the iconic Rijksmuseum. There will also be a wide variety of food stalls offering a range of international healthy and vegetarian food and drink options.

The programme will run from 12:00 to 19:00 and includes:

  • Talk and Meditation Session led by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is not only renowned and highly respected in India, but who also recently met over 60 partners of delegates attending the 63rd International SPAR Congress held in Bangalore, during their visit to the Art of Living Foundation
  • Yoga for Children and Families, a traditional Indian Yoga class, and
  • Various workshops

About SPAR International

 SPAR International is the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain with over 12,700 stores worldwide and global retail sales of €34.5 billion in 2017. The 2017 International SPAR Annual Report is available here.

 SPAR International unites and operates in partnership with independent retailers by working together to share global scale and expertise to enhance the competitiveness of its retail partners worldwide and build the SPAR brand internationally. 

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